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Conference: Going Graphic
Comics & Graphic Novels For Young People


The 2009 IBBY UK/NCRCL MA conference will explore the developing interest in the graphic medium from a variety of perspectives, in addition to considering developments in the range and content of comics available to children and young people. Keynote speakers are Mel Gibson (University of Northumbria), Paul Gravett (author of definitive books on comics and graphic novels), Marcia Williams (author of graphic novels), David Fickling (publisher, including a recent comic for teenagers). More…

Tickets: £75, concessions available
Where: Froebel College, Roehampton University, Surrey
When: Saturday, November 14, 2009

Provisional programme for the day:

09:30   Registration and coffee
10:00   Welcome
10:10   Mel Gibson
11.00   David Fickling
11:30   Comfort break
11:40   Panel:  Ariel Kahn (chair), Sarah McIntyre, Emma Vieceli, Tony Lee
12:40   IBBY news: Ann Lazim
12:50   Lunch
2:00     Parallel workshops/sessions
3:10     Tea and book signings
3:40     Paul Gravett
4.20     Marcia Williams
5.00     Finish

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