Ithaca College’s pop culture conference Pippi to Ripley is offering free programs for young people on Saturday morning, April 27th from 9:30-1pm #twithaca


Nnedi Okorafor

Pippi to Ripley is a pop culture conference that invites scholars and fans of all ages to engage in conversations about media of all kinds.  This year we have specific program elements designed for young people. 

Admission is free!
Saturday, April 27
Ithaca College Campus (Textor and Friends Halls)

9:30-10:30 Presentation: Putting the “Her” in Black Panther: A History of Black Panther Comics and their Depiction of Women (Graphic Novel Advisory Board)

Panel: Considering Classic Children’s Texts: Pippi Longstocking and Harry Potter

10:45-11:45 Performance: The Tradition of Nigerian Storytelling  (Aigbokhan Aloja Airewele)

12:00-1:00  Student conversation with Award-winning Afrofuturist author Dr. Nnedi Okorafor.  In addition to writing books that have won the highest awards in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Dr. Okorafor has also written popular books for young children (Chicken in the Kitchen); middle-grade readers (Zahrah the Windseeker) and Young Adults (Akata Witch).  She is currently writing an arc of Marvel’s Black Panther, and a new HBO series based on her book Who Fears Death is in production.

For more complete information, see our website

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Katharine Kittredge at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Check out my new guide on Banned and Censored Media

Here is my new LibGuide for Banned and Censored Media:

Feedback is welcomed!!

This year Banned Books Week will be held from September 23-29th.  We hope to plan a Read Out event so stay tuned.

Please plan to join fellow EBSS members at ALA Annual in New Orleans for our Good As Gold 50th Anniversary Celebration!


The ROD SERLING MEMORIAL FOUNDATION is hosting a two-day event that you don’t want to miss. You may have attended our THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMES HOME* event last year… this year’s Festival will bigger and better!

SERLING FEST 2018 will be two-days of celebrating Rod Serling and his work – including 50th Anniversary screenings of “Planet of the Apes” (1968) and “Twilight Zone – The Movie.” If you’ve never seen these films “on the big screen” – here’s your chance to view them the way they were shown 50 years ago in theaters nationwide!

Please check out the Special Edition of our NEWSLETTER for more information:

Thanks – and I look forward to seeing you in Rod Serling’s hometown in July!

[from: GORDON C. WEB Newsletter Editor, email 6/4/2018]