I was privileged to moderate an excellent panel this last Sunday at ALA Annual 2012 called (Re)telling Stories: Fanart, authorship, and how stories are shared, reconstructed, and retold on fandom, fan cultures, reading, and authorship.

Attendees asked me to post the full line-up of panelists so everyone could keep track of who participated.  Everyone was so very gracious and articulate, I can understand wanting to find out more about them all.  I’ve linked their names to their major internet presence, if they have a dedicated site.

Our panelists were:

And I was the moderator.  This was a major highlight of ALA for me, and I’d like to publicly thank all of the participants and attendees for being a part of such an informative and engaging discussion.

If you attended the panel, I’d love to hear what you all thought as an audience member!  I wish we could have shared the entire panel with those who could not attend ALA, but I’m hoping to write up a report and I’m hopeful attendees might chime in on twitter or tumblr to say what they thought.

  • Robin B.

    | She/Her Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline

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    Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She is currently the President of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table for ALA. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.

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