Spring Super Spectacular- Friday, April 28, 2023

Shazam!  Calling all superheroes!  (Yes, we mean YOU!)  Your presence is requested at our Spring SUPER! Spectacular.  

For a bit of origin story, last fall, ALA’s Games and Gaming Roundtable (GameRT), the Comics and Graphic Novels Roundtable (GNCRT), and the Film and Media Roundtable (FMRT) hosted a Spooooky Spectacular collaboration.  And we are back by popular demand for the next issue.  

11:00 – 11:45 CST Round Table Round Table

The SUPER! festivities include a round table of round tables discussion with members from GameRT, GNCRT, and FMRT discussing their favorite SUPER! Media.  Learn about games, graphic novels, and films to get your super powers activated. 

12:00 – 12:45 CST Quince, Dramatic Comics Reading

GNCRT, in partnership with Fanbase Press, will present a dramatic reading of Quince by creators Sebastian Kadlecik and Kit Steinkellner. Quince is the story of Lupe who, on the cusp of her quinceañera, discovers she has superpowers but that they come with a catch. A Q&A with the creators will follow the presentation.

1:00 – 1:30 CST Audience Chat

Have some burning thoughts from the previous sessions? Or big feelings about your favorite piece of superhero media? Join fellow ALA members at this lunch time mingle, which will utilize Zoom’s breakout rooms for casual, small group discussions. 

1:45 – 2:45 ChatGPT Unleashed: Crafting Superhero Blockbusters Through AI-Powered Scripts

Is ChatGPT evil like Ultron? Or is it our own friendly JARVIS? Or a bunch or digital hype, hallucination, and nonsense? In this fun event, FMRT will use improv comedy methods and ChatGPT to create AI-powered movie scripts. We’ll also do dramatic readings of these scripts and take breaks to see if we can answer heroic amounts of superhero trivia. 

3:00 – 4:00 GameRT: Cape & Bureau Liveplay

Join our Round Table members for the grand finale of the day as they don their super suits and get ready to save the day! In this spectacular session of Low Stress, High Mayhem, the brave Reading Rangers battle against a creeping darkness that threatens to consume the very essence of knowledge. Do our heroes have what it takes to conquer this evil? Or will the world be plunged into eternal chaos? Tune in to find out!

With great power comes great responsibility, so don’t miss our SUPER! Spectacular. We promise you will have a good time and will leave saying “I can do this all day.” 

You can attend at GameRT’s Twitch channel throughout the day- no registration necessary! Recordings of all presentations will be uploaded after the event.

Librarians assemble! Excelsior…

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