Carl Junction Fine Arts Conference

Posted on Monday, 29th August, 2016

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Gateway Award Nominee!

Posted on Monday, 22nd August, 2016

ANA AND ZAK has made the list of preliminary Gateway Award Nominees! Thanks to everyone involved!

Library Con

Posted on Friday, 29th July, 2016
Saturday, August 27 at 11 AM - 5:30 PM
The Library Center

4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, Missouri 65810
More information: Library Con
Celebrate your fandoms and geekiness with panels, games, geeky storytime, special guests and more during our second annual LibraryCon.
We’re geeking out because it’s the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek”! Each session will start with a short Trek Talk where a member of the LibraryCon team will share what being a Trekkie means to them.
Event & panel lineup:
→ 11 a.m. Fandom Starts Early Storytime: Geek out as a family in our storytime created especially for little ones of geeky parents! In the Story Hour Room.
→ 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Gaming: Try your hand at table top gaming. Learn about Pathfinder RPG and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game with help from the Springfield Missouri Pathfinder Society. Try various board games with 417 Gamers. In the Story Hour Room.
→ Noon. What Geeks Should Read Next (Geeky Reads): What’s New in Fantasy, Science Fiction and Comics. Get the scoop on what the experts are reading and recommending as geeky librarians share their favorite novels, comics, manga and more. Participants will be eligible to win free books! In the auditorium.
→ 1 p.m. Illustrator Panel: Hear local illustrators discuss their craft, the comic business and answer questions from the audience. Panelists include: Adam McLaughlin, David Faught, Kristina Murdaugh, Leanne M. Krecic, Nate Howard and Ryan Wheaton. In the auditorium.
→ 1:30 p.m. “Game of Thrones” Fan Discussion: Love “Game of Thrones”? Discuss the most recent season and discuss theories on what will happen next and who belongs on the Iron Throne. Moderated by Andy Thompson and Mike Carroll. In the Harrison Room.
→ 2 p.m. Author Panel: Authors will discuss the glory and the agony of writing, publishing and answer questions from the audience. Panelists include: Brian Katcher, EM Ervin, Holly Messinger and Bethany Hagen. In the auditorium.
→ 2:30 p.m. Draw-along with an Illustrator: Join illustrators Nate Howard and Adam McLaughlin as they show you how to draw and help you create a work of art! Outside the Story Hour Room.
→ 3 p.m. Graphic Novels & Comics Panel: How can you use comics in the classroom? What’s trending? What’s just around the corner in the world of comics? Our panelists will discuss these and other topics. Panelists include: Rodney Fierce, Chris Wilson and Josh Roberts. In the auditorium.
→ 4 p.m. Cosplay Panel: Want to get into cosplay? Learn how to get started, where to get support and tips, and see some amazing creations! Panelists include: Brandon Lauthern, Anna Colston, Felicia Day, Springfield Cosplay-guest to be announced, Lucas Corley and Toni Globis. In the auditorium.
→ 5 p.m. Teen Cosplay Fashion Show: Do you want to show off your mad cosplay skills? Join the teens-only fashion show at LibraryCon! Wear your best costume and show off on the red carpet for our LibraryCon audience and panel of cosplay experts. Teens are invited to stay after the show and get tips about creating and improving their cosplay creations. In the auditorium.

Orlando

Posted on Sunday, 12th June, 2016

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My heart goes out to the families and friends of the Orlando attack victims. I have no words.

Barnes and Noble Teen Book Fest

Posted on Friday, 3rd June, 2016

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Come to the Barnes and Noble Teen Book Fest, at the Columbia, MO location, June 10-12. if you come on June 11 at 2:00, you get to hear me talk!

Amazing!

Posted on Wednesday, 18th May, 2016

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Fellow school librarian Brenda Kukay was asked by a student for a list of people she admired. For some reason my name came up. Look what the student did. His name is Robert and I predict great things from this young artist.

Brazil Release

Posted on Saturday, 2nd April, 2016

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The cover of the Brazilian Portuguese edition, coming out in April!

Come see me in Kansas City!

Posted on Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016

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Thursday, April 7th 6:30-7:30, Central Resource Library
9875 W 87th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

Awesome Fan Art!

Posted on Saturday, 19th March, 2016

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Can you believe this awesome fan art of Sage? She looks and is dressed exactly how I first describe her in ALMOST PERFECT. Thanks to Transcend Girl, the talented artist who drew this. Visit her tumblr here: https://transcendgirl.tumblr.com/

Incredible Art

Posted on Saturday, 5th March, 2016

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Thanks to the students and staff of Webster Groves for inviting me to speak at their All Write festival. Huge thanks to Lydia M, who gave me the most awesome piece of author swag, ever!