It is with great sadness that we are formally announcing the cancellation of LIPopCon 2018.
We have heard your feedback and it is clear that the current LIPopCon convention all-day format is not ideal and is preventing library staff from attending.
What we have decided to do — and we can’t thank our amazing guest speakers enough for supporting this — is to take our most exciting program sessions and have them hosted as individual NCLA-sponsored events at participating libraries (this is why many of you recently received a specialized ranking survey). Those sessions will be spread out over the remainder of 2018. That should make it easier for library managers to schedule staff coverage, while still actively helping librarians gather professional development credits.
We want to thank our terrific sponsors NCLA, Farmingdale Public Library, and St. John’s University. Our featured guests, panelists, and keynote speaker have been hugely understanding about this situation.
But, most importantly, we want to thank YOU! We appreciate all of the positive support you have given us over the last few years.
Refund instructions for LIPopCon 2018 registrants will be sent shortly.
Stay tuned for an upcoming date/time/venue announcement for our next NCLA Pop Culture Committee event!
Pop Culturally Yours,
The LIPopCon Executive Committee
Winter can try all it wants…but nothing can stop it!!
LIPopCon 2018: “The Revenge of Pop Con” The Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference 2018
Friday, April 13th 2018 – 9:30am to 4:00pm Farmingdale Public Library
The Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference (LIPopCon) is a yearly conference that provides library professionals and library and information science students with the latest information about trends in pop culture. Covering everything from anime and manga to video games and movies to science fiction and fantasy to graphic novels and comic books, LIPopCon informs attendees of the latest in pop culture and how it affects libraries. CEUs Will Be Awarded!
We are proud to announce that Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare
of Moon Girl (Marvel Comics) and
Rocket Girl (Image Comics) fame will be our Keynote co-Speakers!
Amy Reeder co-writes Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur with Brandon Montclare, in addition to drawing the covers. Most often as the artist, Amy creates for the likes of DC Comics and Vertigo, Tokyopop, Image Comics, and Marvel, on titles like Madame Xanadu, Rocket Girl, Batwoman, and Supergirl. Her expressive, kinetic work has earned her three Eisner nominations and a solid place in the comic book industry for over 10 years.
Brandon Montclare is a writer and the creator of Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl) from Marvel’s Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur. He also created Rocket Girl for Image Comics. NPR proclaimed that adventure series “effervescent” while Broken Frontier called it “the Saturday morning cartoon you wish was on TV.” Brandon is also a former editor at DC Comics and Vertigo, where he worked on titles including All Star Superman, Batman Year 100, Sweet Tooth, Daytripper, and Hellblazer.
Early Bird Registration for LIPopCon2017 Begins January 9th, 2017!
Final Programming Details to be Announced Shortly!