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Sci-Fi Spring Break: Author visit with Ben Hatke of the “Zita The SpaceGirl” series

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April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Spend a fun afternoon with Ben Hatke, author of the popular graphic novel series, “Zita the Spacegirl.”  Join Ben as he shares the joy of making comics, his three secrets to visual storytelling, and his tips to creating a visually believable science fiction universe! He will read from the Eisner Award winning “Little Robot.”

This event is Free with NYSCI admission, but also includes a paid workshop.
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1 pm – Reading and Author’s Talk, Upper Level Demo Station
1:30 pm – Book Signing, Upper Level Demo Station
2:15 pm – Workshop: Sci-Fi Comics with Ben Hatke ($6/$4 for Members), Library
Workshop Description
Apply Ben’s three secrets of visual storytelling in this hands-on comics making workshop. We’ll create engaging characters and guide them through amazing adventures. Limited capacity. Advance registration recommended.
Workshop is recommended for children ages 8 and older. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

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$6 per adult/child pair. (Members: $4 per adult/child pair.)


Author Bio:
Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the Eisner award winning Little Robot, and the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin. Both Zita the Spacegirl and his graphic novel series Mighty Jack are being developed for film by 20th Century Fox. Ben lives and works out of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He enjoys archery and fire breathing.


Also check out these hands-on sci-fi activities in Design Lab:

Trekking Trappos – Build a craft or device to investigate newly discovered planets.

Sci-Fi Fashions – Design a helmet, spacesuit or outfit to aid your journey through strange new worlds.

Rigamajigs – Explore, play and build using Ragamajig pieces.

Architecture of the Future – Use wooden dowels and other materials to construct the future of houses on Earth or elsewhere in the galaxy.

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