Friday, April 11, 2008

Library book fair

This past Saturday, the Clark County library on Flamingo had a book fair which featured local novelists and had about eight local book stores as venders (including my store and Comic Oasis). This is my second year participating and while I think it's a good time and like supporting events like this, I do lament that the turnout isn't greater than it is. Last year it was on a Sunday and I thought the low traffic flow was because of that day so I thought that this year's being on a Saturday would have result in a bigger turnout. There was people coming to the library and the event all day, but I'd think that even if the promotion for this event was just done via fliers in the valley's entire library system that more people would come out.
Mostly I was getting the word out to people that were there about the upcoming annual Free Comic Book Day, which is happening Saturday, May 3rd. I also passed out extra free comics to people that I had left over from previous years so hopefully more people will get turned on to the great storytelling medium that we call comic books!

Speaking of the Clark County Library on Flamingo, this November 6-8th, they'll be having a comicsfest and while all the details haven't been ironed out yet, the huge guest that they have confirmed is Neil Gaiman! A full list of guests and events for the comicsfest at this library will be a few months away yet, but I'll post updates as I hear about them.


Jennifer said...

Wow! Neil Gaiman is coming to our library in November?! This is turning out to be quite the great first year of comic book reading for me :)

Ralph Mathieu said...

Yup, so now you have only seven months to finish the Sandman trades!

David Shook said...

I would like to echo the thrill of learning that Neil Gaiman will be here. November is kind of far off though. I'm sure I'll forget all about it between now and then :)

Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!