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Friday, June 22 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 4:30pm
Books We’ll Still Talk About 45 Years from Now [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Anaheim Convention Center
204A
Description :

Have always wanted to be on a YALSA book selection committee but couldn't bring yourself to dedicating a full year to reading? Participants in this preconference will evaluate dozens of YA books, explore the styles and themes of YA fiction through recent years, and make educated guesses on which titles will have staying power. The goal is to pick the one book that will have staying power and be read 45 years from now in the year 2057! Why 45 years? The Outsiders is still being widely read and it was written in 1967, 45 years ago. A list of books that will be discussed will be sent to participants in advance.

Cost :
$129, members and nonmembers, $89 students

Friday, June 22 - 7:00pm

7:30pm - 10:00pm
ALAplay Social event Anaheim Marriott
Marquis Northeast
Description :

This year ALAPlay combines gaming, comics, costumes, and your favorite Time Lords (and ladies)! We invite attendees to dress up in the style of the Doctors, Companions, aliens, and artifacts of Doctor Who OR with the gleaming gears, goggles, corsets and hats of the steampunk aesthetic. Feel free to combine the two (as fans know, Doctor Who has built in quite a bit of steampunk flair to its (?) universe over the years.) We welcome all kinds of costumes, from the simple to the more elaborate: we'd love to see fans takes on a Tardis dress or perhaps a Dalek hat. There are some excellent gender swapping opportunities out there as well -- why not a Time Lady instead of a Time Lord?

The point is to have fun! Games and activities will be provided by the Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT) while the costumed fun will be led by the Graphic Novel Member Initiative Group.

Did we mention there will be prizes? Because there will. All attendees can enter our raffle at the door for exciting prize packs from a variety of publishers.

Oh, and this year we're kicking off a conference ribbon game called These Aren't the Droids You're Looking for (http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/4292). To play, you'll need to come to ALAplay to get your game packet and ribbon.

Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Creating Blockbusters Program Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom B
Description :

This fun, insightful presentation, based upon Gene Del Vecchio’s revealing new book, Creating Blockbusters!, outlines 11 crucial principles that explain why certain novels and films become great. It will help you to create story ideas of your own, to develop story seminars for others, and to better select stories with broad appeal. Based upon Gene’s 30 years of entertainment experience and new research, this presentation sheds new light upon a blockbusters’ ability to satisfy child-like emotional needs we all share, align with pop culture and trends, create relatable and aspiring characters, and provide ingredients to create massive franchises.

8:00am - 10:00am
Not Another Boring Vampire Romance: Going Beyond the Norm in YA Paranormal Literature Program Anaheim Convention Center
209B
Description :

Authors panel of Kenneth Oppel, Kendare Blake, Jackson Pearce, and Cindy Pon will discuss the genre appeal of paranormal fiction for young adults and how they've each taken a fresh approach to the genre. Attendees will hear about what the YA paranormal genre has to offer than with a chance to hear about the wide variety of styles and contents within the genre. The panel will give particular insight in how approaching this best-selling genre from a unique perspective makes it even more relevant and interesting to a diverse audience of teen readers.

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Putting the Laughter in Literacy: 3 Top Authors Talk Smiles and the Power of Reading Program Anaheim Convention Center
Ballroom A
Description :

Come join best-selling authors Sarah Pennypacker, Raina Telgemeier and Alan Sitomer in a session devoted to illuminating the power of smiles, the tools of modern authors and the importance of books, reading and literacy.

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Session: Boys and Books! Program Anaheim Convention Center
208A Table 3
Description :

Ignite speakers present for exactly 5 minutes, accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, with slides advancing automatically. This is one of six Ignite sessions in this time slot.

This presentation will focus on the importance of giving young male readers the materials they want to read; the materials they WILL read. Emphasizing the importance of variety, high-interest, boy-focused and culturally responsive books, I will present the successes of a small library collection created at a residential treatment center for young adults in Chicago.

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hilton Anaheim
Pacific A
Description :

Come listen to Susan Cooper, recipient of the 2012 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for The Dark Is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; and Silver on the Tree.

Cost :
64

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Animated Tales: Storytelling in comics and animation and everything in between Program Anaheim Convention Center
207D
Description :

Readers old and young have grown up fans of animation, cartoons, comics, and graphic novels. Given the renaissance in graphic novels in recent years, it’s no surprise that animators are turning to the printed page to tell their stories. Animation flourishes on TV and in film from Fairly Oddparents! to The Iron Giant to Avatar: The Last Airbender, and the rise of comics has led to all kinds of crossovers between traditional illustration, comics, and animation. Join a diverse panel of creators, including animators and comics creators, to discuss the state of animation and comics, how storytelling is both similar and different in each medium, and which stories belong on the screen or on the page (or both!).

Sponsors :
ALA

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starters: Convincing the Naysayers – Why Graphic Novels Deserve a Legitimate Place on Your Library Shelves Program Anaheim Convention Center
208A
Description :

Do you still need to convince others of the value of using graphic novels in your libraries and schools? If so, this session will provide you with research, circulation data, and strategies for justifying the use of graphic novels with patrons and students. A panel of graphic novel gurus will provide the ammunition you need to convince others of the validity of having graphic novels in your collections.

Speakers:
- Robin Brenner, Young Adult Librarian, Brookline Public Library, MA
- Karen Gavigan, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
- Kat Kan, School Librarian, St. John's Catholic School, Panama City, FL
- Robin Moeller, Assistant Professor, School of Library Science, Leadership and Educational Studies, Appalachian State University
- John Shableski, President of 4ColorPerspective, Consultant, Wildcat Comic Con

Sponsors :
ALA

Sunday, June 24 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Graphic Novels & Comic in Libraries MIG Meeting (ALA) Discussion/Interest group Anaheim Marriott
Newport Beach & Rancho Las Palmas
Description :

Business meeting of the Graphic Novels and Comics member Initiative Group. The group will discuss the status of ongoing projects and plans for future activities.

Sponsors :
ALA

Sunday, June 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
YALSA's YA Author Coffee Klatch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hyatt Regency Orange County
Royal Ballroom
Description :

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk!

Cost :
$25

Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
The 2012 Alex Awards Author Event, Program Anaheim Convention Center
204A
Description :

The 2012 Alex Award winners—what they are and how to sell them to young adults—are highlighted in this panel presentation. Winning authors Ernest Cline (Ready Player One), Rachel DeWoskin (Big Girl Small), Brooke Hauser (The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens), and Erin Morgenstern, (The Night Circus), and will speak about their book and the award. The Alex Award is given to the top 10 books that appeal to young adults, and is administered by YALSA and sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust.

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Session Committee meeting Hilton Anaheim
California D
Description :

Come listen to a group of local teens speak about the titles nominatied for YALSA's 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults.

Sunday, June 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
(Re)telling Stories: Fanart, authorship, and how stories are shared, reconstructed, and retold Program Hilton Anaheim
Avila B
Description :

Fan created works, from fan fiction to fan comics, are an increasingly visible and a richly rewarding way for fans to interact with their favorite stories from books, movies, and TV shows. At the same time, fan works raise a variety of sticky questions concerning copyright, the place of transformative work in literature, authorship, and what it means to be a writer and a reader. The ability to rewrite, recast, or redo a story or character has dramatically shifted the way readers process, share, and connect with works, authors, and other fans.

Writers, artists, and editors who have started out in the fandom world are making the transition to more traditional publishing. Is fan culture a boon to creators? A transgression against the original author’s intent and intellectual ownership? Is it hovering somewhere in between? Join a panel of authors, artists, librarians, and yes, fans, to explore the impact participatory fan culture has had and will continue to have on reading, literature, and how we encounter stories.

Presented by the Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries MIG

Sponsors :
ALA

Monday, June 25 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Books Without Boundaries: Crossover Fiction for YAs and Adults Author Event, Program Anaheim Convention Center
206B
Description :

Is it perfect for young adult readers? For adult readers? Or both? This program features authors who have written books that will appeal to both young adults and adults. Authors will include Katie McGarry, Shana Abe, Laura Harrington, Kate Locke, Maggie Stiefvater, and Matt Dembicki. A book signing will follow with most books given away free. Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert, will moderate the panel.

Monday, June 25 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Odyssey Award Presentation and Program Award Presentation Anaheim Convention Center
213D
Description :

Celebrate the spoken word at the 2012 Odyssey Award Presentation featuring clips from the 2012 winners: Rotters, written by Daniel Kraus, narrated by Kirby Heyborne; Ghetto Cowboy, written by G. Neri, narrated by JD Jackson; Okay for Now, Gary D. Schmidt, narrated by Lincoln Hoppe; The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Steve Westand Fiona Hardingham; and Young Fredle, written by Cynthia Voigt, narrated by Wendy Carter. The Odyssey Award is sponsored by Booklist magazine. A reception sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association with light refreshments will follow the award presentations and program. All attendees will be eligible to receive free copies of the Odyssey winner and honor titles.

Monday, June 25 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Michael L. Printz Program and Reception [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hilton Anaheim
California C
Description :

Come listen to 2013 Printz (and Morris) winner John Corey Whaley (Where Things Come Back); Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman (Why We Broke Up); Christine Hinwood (The Returning); Craig Silvey (Jasper Jones); and Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races) speak about their writing. Shuttle service provided until 10:30pm. Pick up and drop off in front of Anaheim Marriott.

Cost :
$34