Held over two days at various campus facilities and centered around the college\'s Madigan Library, the first-ever Wildcat Comic Con will feature programming and entertainment for high school and college students who want to enter the exciting worlds of comics and graphic-novel publishing, animation and gaming development. There also will be professional-development opportunities for educators and librarians to learn more about the use of graphic novels and comics in information literacy initiatives, as well as fan-friendly activities such as superhero panels, anime discussion groups, and \cosplay\ (costumed role play) and gaming events. Career Development: For the student who is considering a career in any of these worlds, there will be speakers presenting workshops on publishing, developing video games, and creating animated features. Professional Development: For educators and librarians, there will be featured guests speaking on the professional aspects of literacy programs, teaching and learning, collection development, and more. Award-winning authors will represent the broad spectrum of professional and fan presentations, panels, and workshops.
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