The Mosaics Program, G. Willow Wilson, and Ms. Marvel (podcast)

Tommy Hensel, Director of the Fine and Performing Arts Center, discusses the program Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America. He discuses previous and upcoming programming with a special emphasis on This is part of our One Book programming and our Graphic Novel Symposium.

 

The Mosaics Program, G. Willow Wilson, and Ms. Marvel

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The Identities of Ms. Marvel (podcast)

Sundus Madi-McCarthy and Nina Shoman-Dajani club advisers for the Arab Student Union and the Muslim Student Association discuss G. Willow Wilson’s graphic novel Ms. Marvel and the ways that it presents main character Kamala Khan’s identity as a Muslim woman superhero.This program will run from September 208 to May of 2019. This is part of our One Book programming and our Graphic Novel Symposium.

The Identities of Ms. Marvel, One Book, One College 2018-2019

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Why Study Pop Culture? (One Book Podcast Review)

Faculty member Carey Millsap-Spears discusses the importance of studying popular culture in preparation for the upcoming One Book program on the graphic novel Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona. This is part of our One Book programming and our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Why Study Pop Culture? 2018-2019 One Book: Ms Marvel

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Ms. Marvel a New Kind of Hero (One Book Podcast)

Librarians Tish and Troy give a brief overview of Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona, which is the 2018-2019 One Book text. They also discuss the program themes. This program will run from September 208 to May of 2019. This is part of our One Book programming and our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Ms. Marvel Review, 2018-2019 One Book, One College

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Is Your D&D Character Rare?


On gaming day at our 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium, we had a session on the classic RPG Dungeons & Dragons. In honor of this event, I want to pass along some nerdy D&D analysis from the 538 blog, “Is Your D&D Character Rare?” They have released a table of the the most popular races and classes in D&D. This is gaming data analysis on steroids. Check it out!

Video: Artist & Writer Dan Dougherty Shares His Creative Process

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. This event is part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Artist & Writer Dan Dougherty Shares His Creative Process

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Video: Dungeons & Dragons: The Game, the Myth the Legend

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. This event is part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Dungeons & Dragons: The Game, the Myth the Legend

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Video: Talking About Things We Love: Finding Community in Fandom

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? This will be a fun discussion about pop culture, hobbies, games and other realms of fandom. This event is part of our Graphic Novel Symposium.

Talking About Things We Love: Finding Community in Fandom

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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.

Happy #NationalComicBookDay

How long has it been since you’ve read a comic book? You are in luck. Not only do we have a great collection of graphic novels but this Wednesday (Sept 27) and Thursday (September 28) is our Graphic Novel SymposiumWe will have local vendors here selling comics and collectibles. We will also have artists, writers, and others here talking about comics and pop culture.