The GPO’s Year of Change | Notable Government Documents 2017

This year’s Notable Government Documents reflect what’s going on in the world, with refugees and climate change looming large. The agency itself experienced a remarkable few months, with more in the offing.

Cooperative Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

Cooperative games are one of the most popular genres in the tabletop arena. The appeal of cooperative games is their emphasis on social interaction and shared experience. Everyone wins together or loses together. Not only are they a great introduction to the hobby for nongamers, but they are also challenging enough for experienced gamers to enjoy.

Finding the Sweet Spot | Best Magazines 2017

The transformation of magazines continued apace in 2017, showing signs that some publishers have found the sweet spot within the print-digital mix. The ten best publications of the year illustrate that trend.

Best Media 2017: Games

LJ’s new gaming columnists have chosen their favorite games of the year. The titles include board games, video games, and a mobile title that will appeal to a wide range of patrons with differing interests and experience.

The Top Ten Best Games Ever | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

For five years, I’ve been honored to talk to LJ’s readers about games, the people who play them, and how bringing gaming into the library can help connect with patrons. Now, the time has come to pass the joystick to others.

Fright Night Fun | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

Horror games may be some of the most fully realized narrative works in gaming, taking the experience of a ghost story, slasher thriller, or demon hunt to the next level. Players are no longer the passive observers of someone else’s frightful journey, they encounter the terror ­firsthand.

Reaching New Audiences | NYCC Professional Day 2017

With record-breaking attendance, estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands, the 12th annual New York Comic Con (NYCC), held October 5–8, in a move to support its diverse and ever-growing body of attendees, this year extended its regular programming efforts by partnering with nearby businesses and institutions, offering events outside its central location at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Diversity in Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

Games, gamers, and gaming often experience well-deserved criticism when it comes to a lack of diversity and ­inclusiveness. However, there has been some progress made.

Romance Conference Presents Lovely RITAs | RWA 2017

Awards presented at Romance Writers of America (RWA) annual conference in Orlando, FL, July 26–29

ITW Thriller Awards 2017

The 2017 ITW (International Thriller Writers) Thriller Awards were presented, as they have been for the past 12 years, at a sit-down banquet at the Grand Hyatt in midtown New York City. Many people who’ve been there from the start were on hand Saturday, July 15, to present and accept accolades from their colleagues in […]