2017 Graphic Novel Symposium Starts Wednesday, September 27

Join us for the 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium! Comic shops, creators, and publishers will be set up outside of the Library September 27 and 28. And, don’t miss these events:

Talking About Things We Love: Finding Community in Fandom
Wed, Sept 27, 1pm – 1:50pm, Library Lounge Building L
Faculty members discuss their own fan subcultures from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to Glee, to Star Trek, to 70s sports, and more. How do fans come together to share ideas? How do fans expand on meanings and themes found within stories, time periods, or genres that they love?

Artist & Writer Dan Dougherty Shares His Creative Process
Thurs, Sept 28, 9:30am-10:45am, Library Lounge, Building L
Award-winning illustrator and author visits Moraine Valley to share his creative process. Dan is a Moraine Valley alum who has written graphic novels, comic books, newspaper articles, and comic strips. His work has been featured online and in print.

Dungeons and Dragons: The Game, the Myth the Legend
Thurs, Sept 28, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Library Lounge, Building L
An estimated 20 million people worldwide have played Dungeons and Dragons – the original roleplaying game of adventure, treasure, and camaraderie. We will briefly talk about the game’s history, influence, and a brief discussion of gameplay.

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