Episode Summary: Librarians Amy Alapati and Dana Alsup discuss MCPL's upcoming comic convention, MoComCon. The event will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits, and cosplay, all free of charge.
MoComCon will take place at Silver Spring Library on Saturday, January 27, 2018 (weather date is February 10) from 11 AM - 4 PM. Parking, which is free on Saturdays, is available in the Wayne Avenue Garage at 921 Wayne Avenue.
Recording Date: December 13, 2017
Hosts: Lauren Martino and David Payne
Guests: Amy Alapati, a children's librarian at Damascus Library is a member of the committee organizing MoComCon. Dana Alsup, a librarian at Marilyn Praisner Library, is the chair of this year's MoComCon Committee.
Featured MCPL Resource: Free WiFi is available in all MCPL branches, no special encryption settings, user names, or passwords are required.
What Our Guests Are Reading:
Amy Alapati: The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Books Mentioned During this Episode:
Adventures of Polo by Regi Faller
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Boys of Steel by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Bill the Boy Wonder by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
March trilogy by John Lewis
Maus by Art Spiegelman
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Other Items of Interested Mentioned During this Episode:
Cosplay - Costumed roleplaying that involves wearing costumes and accessories to represent a specific character.
Don Sakers - Baltimore/Washington area author and sci fi convention speaker.
Futuremakers - Organization focused on providing training, tools, and materials for makers.
MoComCon - MCPL's comic convention. MoComCon will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits, and cosplay, all free of charge.
San Diego Comic Con - The premiere comic convention in the United States.