Passing the torch of knowledge at Comic-Con

26 JUNE 2016

San Diego Comic-Con is usually depicted as a blaze of pop culture - movies, comics, celebrities, TV shows and video games that are more about entertainment than enlightenment. Not many people look at SDCC and say, "Ah yes, the Athens of America." But in fact the Con offers quite a bit in the way of education, from stimulating kids' creativity in workshops to the comic arts academic conference to panels deepening historical and political knowledge.

If you're a librarian, teacher, literacy activist or other educator, you may want to attend another conference happening at the same time that's part of Comic-Con.

What: The Comics Conference for Educators and Librarians

Where: The San Diego Central Library - Shiley Special Events Suite, 9th floor

Who can go: Anyone, but you do need to register in advance if you don't have a badge. If you do have a badge, you're good - just show up.

The offerings: 4 days of panels with specific focuses - for instance, comics as educational tools or using comics to promote literacy as a librarian. Publishers and industry pros will be on hand.

Cost: Free

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