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Library Matters is a podcast by Montgomery County Public Libraries exploring the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning.
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Library Matters is a podcast of Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) in Montgomery County, MD. Each episode we explore the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning. Library Matters is hosted by Julie Dina, Outreach Associate, Lauren Martino, Children's Librarian at our Silver Spring branch, and David Payne, Branch Manager of our Davis branch and Acting Branch Manager of our Potomac branch.  

Jan 8, 2019

Summary: Librarians Dana Alsup and Beth Chandler talk about MCPL's upcoming comic con, MoComCon. MoComcon will take place January 19 at Silver Spring Library. The con will offer events for all ages, including workshops, escape rooms, crafts, cosplay and more, all for free! 

Recording Date: December 19, 2018

Guests

Dana Alsup, librarian at Marilyn Praisner Library and chair of the MoComCon committee. 

Beth Chandler, librarian at MCPL's Collection Management office and member of the MoComCon committee.

Host: David Payne

What Our Guests Are Reading:

Dana Alsup: Crazy Love: An Autobiographical Account of Marriage and Madness by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Beth Chandler: Upgrade Soul: A Graphic Novel by Ezra Claytan Daniels.

Books, Authors, and Other Resources Mentioned During the Episode

Doctor Who

Don Sakers: Science fiction writer and reviewer who will be offering a writing workshop at MoComCon 2019. 

501st Legion: A prominent Star Wars costuming group. The local Old Line Garrison chapter of the 501st will make an appearance at the con. 

Haikyu!! by Haruichi Furudate

Hetalia by Hidekaz Himaruya

Game of Rooms: An escape room firm that will run one of the two escape rooms at the con. 

MoComCon 2018 Pictures

MoComCon 2017 Pictures

My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki

Naruto by Masahi Kishimoto

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki

Occulus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

One-Punch Man by One

Visionary Comics: A local comic studio and publisher. Visionary Comics will offer a session on publishing in the comic industry during MoComCon 2019.  

Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra: Enjoy the music of video games played by this local orchestra at the con! 

 Read the transcript

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