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Come meet your Information Superheroes at Ottawa Comiccon!

09/05/2016

Your librarians are information superheroes!  You can drop by our mini Bookmobile and meet them - and also meet galores of fans, artists, actors, authors, artisans, cosplayers and merchants--at the 2016 edition of the Ottawa Comiccon. The Comiccon will be held from May 13 to 15 at the EY Centre.

This year at our mini Bookmobile, we'll have interactive equipment from our Imagine Space. Come check out the superpowers of the Imagine Space. Have your photo taken in front of the green screen.

Ottawa Comiccon 2016 – Juvenile Graphic Novels by Megan_Library

Borrow graphic novels from the Ottawa Public Library. Lists created by librarians - information superheroes!

  • Image: Fluffy Strikes Back
    Fluffy discovers P.U.R.S.T. headquarters, the most secure building in the world, is under attack by an angry swarm of insects, and they're armed with every cat's worst nightmare --- spray bottles! Warding off this level of terrifying invasion will require cunning, skill, ingenuity and the ability to move quickly. Fluffy's been out of the field and at his desk job for quite some time now --- is he up to this massive challenge? You bet he is!
  • Image: Babymouse Goes for the Gold
    Babymouse has big dreams . . . and wet whiskers. She has joined the swim team and is ready to dive in. Next stop, the Olympics! But competitive sports aren't really her strong suit. Will hard work and determination earn her a gold medal?
  • Image: Heroes of Olympus

    Heroes of Olympus

    Book 1, The Lost Hero : the Graphic Novel
    By Venditti, Robert
    Unable to remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl, Jason discovers that he is a student at a school for troubled kids, while his girlfriend, Piper, has nightmare visions about her missing father.
  • Image: Amulet

    Amulet

    Book Six, Escape From Lucien
    By Kibuishi, Kazu
    Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King's loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets. The stakes, for both Emily and Navin, are higher than ever.
  • Image: Creeps

    Creeps

    1, Night of the Frankenfrogs
    By Schweizer, Chris
    When frogs, reanimated from the teams biology class dissection experiment, start attacking students, it is up to a group of classmates known as the Creeps to find out who is behind the attacks.
  • Image: Awkward

    Awkward

    By Chmakova, Svetlana
    After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres tries to blend in with her new friends in the art club, until the art club goes to war with the science club, of which Jaime is a member.
  • Image: The Throne of Fire

    The Throne of Fire

    The Graphic Novel
    By Collar, Orpheus
    Carter and Sadie, offspring of an Egyptologist, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them.

Ottawa Comiccon 2016 – Teen Graphic Novels by Megan_Library

Borrow graphic novels from the Ottawa Public Library. Lists created by librarians - information superheroes!

  • Image: Ms. Marvel

    Ms. Marvel

    1, No Normal
    By Wilson, G. Willow
    Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American girl from Jersey City who lives a conservative Muslim lifestyle with her family, suddenly acquires superhuman powers and, despite the pressures of school and home, tries to use her abilities to help her community.
  • Image: Thanos

    Thanos

    The Infinity Revelation
    By Starlin, Jim
    Returning from oblivion feeling not quite complete, Thanos, with a resurrected former enemy in tow, follows a trail of clues across the universe and into the realm of Death in search of the revelatory waters of the Infinity Well.
  • Image: Lumberjanes

    Lumberjanes

    Volume One, Beware the Kitten Holy
    By Stevenson, Noelle
    Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Lumberjane scout camp where they encounter yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons while solving a mystery that holds the fate of the world in the balance.
  • Image: Justice League

    Justice League

    Gods and Monsters
    By Timm, Bruce
    In an alternate universe where Superman is Zod's son, Batman is a vampire and Wonder Woman is a descendent of New Genesis, the Justice League is a ruthless trio of heroes who stop at nothing to destroy their enemies.
  • Image: Sword Art Online

    Sword Art Online

    Phantom Bullet. 001
    By Kawahara, Reki
    A year after Kazuto and Asuna escaped from Aincrad, the deadly setting of Sword Art Online, they're still coping with the aftermath as they try to recover from the harrowing experience. Meanwhile, there's a new VRMMO game sweeping the world's gamers-Gun Gale Online. When a mysterious player wielding an item he calls the "Death Gun" claims to be responsible for real-world deaths, Kazuto is recruited to enter the game to investigate, bringing an end to his hard-won peace!
  • Image: Spider-Gwen

    Spider-Gwen

    Vol. 0, Most Wanted?
    By Latour, Jason
    In an alternate universe where Gwen Stacy, not Peter Parker, was bitten by a radioactive spider, Spider-Gwen finds herself battling the Vulture while NYPD Lieutenant Frank Castle sets his sights on bringing her down.
  • Image: Bat-Mite
    Bat-Mite is here to fix the DC Universe one hero at a time! Convinced that he's the imp that put Batman on the map, he's spreading his expertise all over the DC Universe, eager to boost the careers of heroes he thinks need his "help." However, will these heroes be as excited to receive Bat-Mite's help as he is to give it? Don't bet on it!

Ottawa Comiccon 2016 – Adult Graphic Novels by OPL_BPO_Zoe

Borrow graphic novels from the Ottawa Public Library. Lists created by librarians - information superheroes!

Ottawa Comiccon 2016 – Adult Science Fiction by Amy_library

Borrow science fiction novels from the Ottawa Public Library. Lists created by librarians - information superheroes!

  • Image: The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy

    A Handbook for Geek Girls
    By Maggs, Sam
    Perfect for ladies living the nerdy life, filled with interviews with fangirl faves, shows girls how to make nerdy friends, how to rock awesome cosplay, how to defeat Internet trolls, how to attend their first con and much more.
  • Image: Ancillary Justice
    First in the Imperial Rdach trilogy, this is a science fiction military adventure mixed with space opera. On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was the Justice of Toren--a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body. And only one purpose--to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch.
  • Image: Among Others
    A compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.
  • Image: The Alchemy of Stone
    A steampunk novel of romance, political intrigue, and alchemy, Mattie, an emancipated automaton, is caught in the middle of conflict between gargoyles the Mechanics and Alchemists after discovering the secrets that will alter the balance of power within the city.
  • Image: The Invisible Library
    Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it's already been stolen.
  • Image: The Aeronaut's Windlass
    An airship's crew become humanity's lone defenders when an ancient enemy reawakens and threatens the world with monstrous creatures and perpetual darkness.
  • Image: Every Heart A Doorway
    Sent away to a home for children who have tumbled into fantastical other worlds and are looking for ways to return, Nancy triggers dark changes among her fellow schoolmates and resolves to expose the truth when a child dies under suspicious magical circumstances.
  • Image: Red Rising
    First in a trilogy, after witnessing his wife's execution by an oppressive government, Darrow, a member of Red, the lowest caste in society, joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate an elite military academy of the Gold ruling caste.
  • Image: Seveneves

    Seveneves

    [a Novel]
    By Stephenson, Neal
    A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. Nations around the globe band together to feverishly devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers.
  • Image: Saturn Run
    In 2066, a Caltech intern notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do... and whatever built the ship is at least one hundred years ahead of present day technology, and whoever can get their hands on it will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete.

Ottawa Comiccon d’Ottawa 2016 – Video Games / Jeux vidéos - Playstation by Library_DVDs

Borrow video games from the Ottawa Public Library. Lists created by librarians - information superheroes! Empruntez des jeux vidéos de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa. Listes créées par des bibliothécaires, les super-héros de l’info!

Ottawa Comiccon d’Ottawa 2016 – Video Games / Jeux vidéos - Wii by Library_DVDs

Borrow video games from the Ottawa Public Library. Lists created by librarians - information superheroes! Empruntez des jeux vidéos de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa. Listes créées par des bibliothécaires, les super-héros de l’info!

Ottawa Comiccon d’Ottawa 2016 – Video Games / Jeux vidéos - Xbox by Library_DVDs

Borrow video games from the Ottawa Public Library. Lists created by librarians - information superheroes! Empruntez des jeux vidéos de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa. Listes créées par des bibliothécaires, les super-héros de l’info!

Ottawa Comiccon d’Ottawa 2016 – Films by Library_DVDs

Borrow DVDs from the Ottawa Public Library. Lists created by librarians - information superheroes! Empruntez des DVDs de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa. Listes créées par des bibliothécaires, les super-héros de l’info!