If you are attending the 2013 New York Comic Con, join our panel presentation, ‘From page to screen and back again: transmedia storytelling as a means to build literacy.’ I will be speaking about transmedia, multi-ethnic populations and cross-cultural aspects.
From the NYCC website:
Date: Sunday, October 13
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speakers: Doug Baldwin, Liza Booker, Loida Garcia-Febo, Meena Jain, Michael Maziekien, April Hathcock
When you hear someone mention The Walking Dead, what do you think of first? The hit television series on AMC? The graphic novels? The traditional novels? The video games? Or do you realize that in order to get the full story, you have to follow all of the above? The information explosion that we’ve experienced in the last couple of decades has hit the entertainment industry in a big way. And librarians and educators all across the country are taking advantage of it to entice new literary consumers while expanding their services, knowledge bases, and digital literacies. This panel will explore the ways in which multimedia adaptations have been helping to bring new and classic works alive for broader audiences with examples like the Batman franchise, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and much, much more. With so many media outlets available to tell the same story, librarians and educators are faced with a world of possibilities for reaching out to patrons and grabbing their literary interests!