Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Ancient ones and Ender fun: Going beyond standard Young Adult events
Ancient ones and Ender fun: Going beyond standard Young Adult events and getting "-craft"y
Lindsey Tomsu (LaVista Public Library) and Gordon Wyant (Bellevue Public Library) discuss their experiences throwing large scale events for teens. Lindsey will discuss the Lovecraftian Life Sized Arkham Horror program, in which teens cosplayed as characters and worked together to make props to immerse themselves in the world of H.P. Lovecraft. Gordon will discuss the Minecraft-a-thon, an all-day event that took over the YA area in the middle of summer with crafts, a gigantic Minecraft papercraft world, a library hosted Minecraft server, and integration of the library's new 3d printers. These programs dwarfed their normal teen events and came with their own joys and challenges. Their successes and failures will be laid bare to encourage and arm you with the knowledge to blow your programming audience away.