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Announcing Special Guests!

We have some Special Guests to announce for
LIPopCon 2016!

Annie Stoll

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Annie Stoll is a freelance graphic designer for companies like Lucasfilm, an art director at Sony Music, and a comic illustrator. Annie creates comics and watercolor tutorials on her site, She is also the co-creator of the web comic Ode, with Tim Ferrara. As a member of the Year 85 Group, she has also directed a collaborative project called Hana Doki Kira, which is a shojo anthology with 26 different artists influenced by the shojo comic genre. Recently she was nominated for a Grammy in Best Album Packaging for her design work on the album Automatic Music Can be Fun.


Caroline Fuchs

Caroline Fuchs

Caroline Fuchs is an Associate Professor and Outreach Librarian at St. John’s University in New York. In addition to an M.L.S, she holds an M.A. in English and an M.A. in history. She is the Immediate Past President of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL/NY), the ACRL/NY Legislative Liaison, and the co-chair and founder of the ACRL/NY First Year Experience Discussion Group. In 2011 she was awarded the Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Fellowship, and in 2009 she received the Center for Teaching and Learning Teaching with Technology Faculty Fellowship. At St. John’s, Caroline created and teaches the Discover New York course “Exploring New York through Comics.”

N. C. Christopher Couch

Christopher Couch

N. C. Christopher Couch holds a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University and is a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Latin American art and on graphic novels and comic art, including The Will Eisner Companion: The Pioneering Spirit of the Father of the Graphic Novel (with Stephen Weiner), Will Eisner: A Retrospective (with Peter Myer), Faces of Eternity: Masks of the Pre-Columbian Americas, and The Festival Cycle of the Aztec Codex Borbonicus.

Join us at LIPopCon 2016
on April 14th, 2016!

LIPopCon Keynote Speaker Announcement!

We are proud to announce that LIPopCon 2016‘s
Keynote Speaker will be
Faith Erin Hicks


Faith Erin Hicks is a Canadian writer and artist. She worked in the animation industry for several years before transitioning into writing and drawing comics full time in 2008. She started making comics “for fun” and putting them on the web when she was in college.

Her first published work was Zombies Calling (SLG Publishing) in 2007. Since then, she has published a number of other graphic novels, including The War at Ellsmere (SLG), Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan, First Second Books), Friends with Boys (First Second Books), Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen, First Second Books), The Adventures of Superhero Girl (Dark Horse Comics), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann, Dark Horse Comics), and the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres, Kids Can Press).

She won an Eisner Award in 2014 for The Adventures of Superhero Girl.

The Adventures of Superhero Girl and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong were both included in ALA’s 2014 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Friends with Boys was included in ALA’s 2013 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens.

Faith currently lives in Vancouver, BC with her partner, Tim, and their helpful cat. Her current project is The Nameless City, a three book series with First Second Books. The first Nameless City book will be out in April 2016.

For those who might not be familiar with her work, please visit Erin Faith Hicks’s website, her Tumblr or her Facebook.

Here’s a terrific interview she did with Rainbow Rowell about their upcoming work together.

Join us at LIPopCon 2016 on April 14th, 2016!

LIPopCon Will Be Held April 14, 2016!

LIPopCon 2016 will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at St. John’s University Oakdale Campus!

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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.

Registration begins Monday, January 25. For questions about registration, please email

For general questions about LIPopCon, please email

This year’s conference is sponsored by the NCLA Pop Culture Committee and St. John’s University Division of Library and Information Science.

For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook.

Panel Submissions are Being Accepted for LIPopCon2016 Until December 11, 2015

Panel submissions are being accepted for LIPopCon2016 until December 11, 2015. LIPopCon2016 will be held on APRIL 14th, 2016 at the St. John’s University OAKDALE Campus.

The NCLA Pop Culture Committee is in the process of planning for the 2016 Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference (LIPopCon).  As we are creating new panels and programs for our colleagues, we would like to hear from other librarians.  Do you have any suggestions?  What would you like to see next year? Most of all, do you have your own panel in mind?

Below are two documents, a suggestion form and a panel submission form.  The panel submission form is for librarians who are interested in presenting a panel of their own creation for the next conference.  The program suggestion form asks librarians what they wish to see for the next conference and to offer any suggestions they may have.  You may fill out one of both, whichever you prefer.  Please send all finish forms by email to either Gloria Romano at or Josh Firer at

NCLA Pop Culture Committee Panel Submission Form for the Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference

Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference Programming Suggestion Form

A Special Thanks to Those Who Donated Raffles for LIPopCon 2015

LIPopCon will have over 20 raffles to give out at at this year’s conference! LIPopCon would like to thank the following organizations for their donations:

  • Hatchette Book Group
  • Harper Collins
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Locust Valley Library Comic Con Club
  • NCLA Children’s Services Division
  • Viz Media
  • Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation
  • Yen Press

The donations received are truly appreciated.

Webcomic Writer Alex Chautin Will Be a Speaker at LIPopCon 2015!

Webcomic Writer Alex Chautin will be a speaker at LIPopCon 2015!


Alex Chautin is the writer of the all-ages sci-fi adventure webcomic Eerie PD, as well as the creator of Gradually Yours and other autobiographical comics. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in English education and is a strong advocate for the use of graphic novels as a teaching and literacy tool. Alex has also written comic reviews for sites such as Kabooooom and Comic Vine.

To learn more about Eerie PD, please visit

To read Alex Chautin’s reviews on Kabooooom, please visit

For more information about featured guests at LIPopCon 2015, please visit our Featured Guests page!