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.

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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!

Parking, Registration, and Directions for LIPopCon 2015

Parking and Registration:

When you enter St. John’s University Oakdale Campus, please head south on Berard Blvd. toward the Parking Lot as indicated on the map below. The entrance to the Parking Lot will be on your right and at the south end of the Parking Lot.

After parking, please proceed to Bourne Mansion for Registration, where you will sign in and assorted pastries will be served for breakfast. Registration begins at 8:30AM. Opening remarks begin at 9:15AM in the Bourne Mansion.


LIPopCon2015 will be held on APRIL 16th, 2015
at the St. John’s University OAKDALE Campus.

St. John’s University
500 Montauk Highway
Oakdale, NY 11769

Directions by Car:

From N.Y.C., North, and West of Long Island
From the Long Island Expressway (L.I.E.) Eastbound

Take L.I.E. (I-495) eastbound to Exit 53S, south to Sagtikos State Parkway to Exit S4/Southern State Parkway eastbound. Then, follow directions from Southern State Parkway.
From the Southern State Parkway Eastbound
Use Exit 44 East (Montauk), and get on Sunrise Highway (27) eastbound. Follow directions from Sunrise Highway west of Oakdale.

From Sunrise Highway west of Oakdale
Take Sunrise Highway (27) eastbound until you see a sign for Oakdale — Montauk Highway (Rte. 85). Exit Sunrise Highway on your right, and at the light, make a left turn. Bear right going over a small bridge. From here, follow directions “From Oakdale” (below).

From Oakdale
Drive through Oakdale passing 5 traffic lights. (The Oakdale shopping plaza is on your left after the 5th light.) After this light, you should see the west entrance of the campus on your right. Enter the campus and proceed until you come to a gate. Turn left. “The Mansion” (Administrative Offices) is approximately 100 feet on your right.

From East of Oakdale, Long Island
From Sunrise Highway east of Oakdale

Take Sunrise Highway (27) westbound to Exit 48, Locust Avenue / Oakdale – Bohemia. At the light, make a left onto Locust Avenue south. Proceed southbound on Locust for 2 miles until you reach the end, which is Montak Highway (27A). Make a right onto Montauk Highway, and take your immediate left onto the west entrance of the campus. Proceed until you come to a gate. Turn left. “The Mansion” (Administrative Offices) is approximately 100 feet on the right side.

Directions via Public Transportation:

Long Island Railroad/Suffolk County Transit
From New York City

Take L.I.R.R. to the Oakdale Station.
Take the Suffolk County Transit Bus S40 bus east on Montauk Highway to Oakdale’s main entrance on Montauk Highway.

From Eastern Long Island
Take L.I.R.R. to the Sayville Station.
Take the Suffolk County Transit Bus S40 bus west on Montauk Highway to Oakdale’s main entrance on Montauk Highway.