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NCompass Live: Organizing a Successful Comic/Maker Con at Your Library - Recorded Online Session 


Comic Cons are organized conventions for fans of comic books, anime, manga, science fiction, cosplay, and more. Maker Cons showcase the maker movement to include 3D printers, robotics, virtual reality, drones, and other emerging technologies that creative people use as tools to innovate. The first annual Mid-Pinellas Comic and Maker Con was organized in less than 6 weeks and with very little money. This event had 3,500 people attend, which was second only to a visit to the St. Petersburg College Seminole campus by President Barack Obama in September 2012! The second year, even with a name change to Pinellas Comic and Maker Con, attendance went up to over 4,000 participants! And, the third year over 5,000! Learn the ins-and-outs including legal, sponsorship, security issues, and much more of organizing a Comic and Maker Con to help highlight your library’s unique collections/services and to have a lot of fun doing it!

Presenter: Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for 'all-things technology' as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, and manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College (FL).

For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage.

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Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
10/26/2016 69 minutes
No Charge
Chad Mairn
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa (Burns) Porter
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission