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Five more days to go until the 30th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the biggest and longest-running book fair in the Philippines!

Set on Sept. 16-20, at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, the 30th MIBF once again unites local and foreign publishers, wholesalers, retailers, book lovers and collectors, librarians, authors, publishers’ representatives, and every major player in the publishing industry in its continuing efforts to promote books and reading.

I’ve been marking off the special events I want to attend. I love how there’s always something for every sort of reader at the MIBF. Check out the special events schedule beyond the cut — those in bold are the events I’m interested in, although I probably won’t be able to attend all of them.

I’m also breaking out the recyclable bags for the MIBF (last year I busted two with the sheer number of books  I carted out!), although I think it’s really time I brought a wheelie bag with me this year so I won’t hurt my back like last year (hehehe).

Will probably be covering events throughout the five days of the book fair, so if you’re out there on any of the days, just holler so we can talk books!

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SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL EVENTS

(as of September 10, 2009)


DAY 1 – Wednesday, September 16, 2009

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Net Generation Libraries Forum
Speaker: Mr. Johann Frederick Cabbab
Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
Forum Fee: Member- P 100.00, Non-Member- P 200.00, Student- P 50.00
Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP)

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Focusing on our Health: Enhancing Wellness in the Workplace Forum
Meeting Room 6
Forum Fee: Member- P 150.00, Non-Member- P 200.00
Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP)

9:00 AM – 12:00 NN
Eucharistic Celebration and Opening Ceremonies Program
Stage Area

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Pasiklaban sa Paaralan Grade School Division
Stage Area
Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
The Revised Penal Code: Toward a More Humane and Responsive Criminal
Meeting Room 4
Justice System in the Philippines Forum, Speaker: Justice Caroline Aquino
Forum Fee: Member- P 100.00, Non-Member- P 150.00, Student- P 75.00
Philippine Group of Law Librarians (PGLL)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cosplay Primer Workshop
Activity Area
Cosplay

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
A-Z English Proficiency Championship Round
Stage Area
A-Z Direct Marketing, Inc.

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
www.goodwillbookstore.com Launch
Meeting Room 4
Goodwill Bookstore

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dialogue with the Writers Mr. Charlson Ong and Mr. Ronald Baytan
Business Lounge
Philippine P.E.N.

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
A-Z Direct Cocktails for English Proficiency (by invitation)
Meeting Rooms 5 & 6
A–Z Direct Marketing, Inc.

DAY 2 – Thursday, September 17, 2009

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Creative Techniques in Teaching Library and Information Science Forum
Meeting Room 4
Speaker: Dr. Allan de Guzman
Forum Fee: Member & Student- P 150.00, Non-Member- P 200.00
Philippine Association of Teachers of Library Science (PATLS)

8:00 AM – 12:00 NN
Digital Debate on Archives, Museum and Libraries Lecture/Forum
Meeting Rooms 5 & 6
Forum Fee: Member- P 250.00, Non-Member- P 300.00
Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL)

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Pasiklaban sa Paaralan High School Division
Stage Area
Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Book Care 101: Introduction to the Care and Repair of Books
Meeting Room 5
University of the Philippines Library Science Alumni Association (UPLSAA)
*On-Line Registration (email uplsaa [at] yahoo [dot] com)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Reed Exhibitions Seminar –Join Book Expo America and The London Book Fair
Meeting Room 6
Reed Exhibitions Ltd

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Percussion Mini-Clinic with Francis Gaspar
Stage Area
Lyric Piano & Organ Corporation

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Comic Artist Autograph Signing
Activity Area
Cosplay

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anjala Book Presentation
Meeting Room 6
Stora Enso Southeast Asia

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dialogue with the Writers Mr. Jose Dalisay and Mr. Victor Torres
Business Lounge
Philippine P.E.N.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Isang Pagtatanghal ng Balagtasan nina Teo T. Antonio, Michael M. Coroza at Vim Nadera
Stage Area
Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP)

DAY 3 – Friday, September 18, 2009

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Talks by Valerie Cruz-Tapalla on Professional Etiquette for Librarians
and Andrew Matthews on Being Happy
Meeting Rooms 5 & 6
Forum Fee: Member- P 100.00, Non-Member- P 150.00, Student- P 75.00
Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI)

10:00 AM – 12:00 NN
Chess Demo Game
Stage Area
Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
“Ang Batang Nangarap ng Kapayapaan” Book Launch
Meeting Room 4
Katha Publishing Co., Inc. / Goodwill Bookstore

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
The Village Kids: A Seminar on Practical Learning thru Music, Movements & Crafts
Stage Area
Center for Early Childhood Care and Development, Inc.,
Philippine Christian Literature, Inc., Extempo Publications Enterprises

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
“Diksyunaryong Tagalog: Makabago at Pinagaan” Book Launch
Meeting Room 4
Katha Publishing Co., Inc./Goodwill Bookstore

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
SRA, Science iLabs and Asya: Kasaysayan at Kabihasnan Product Launch
Meeting Room 6
Abiva Publishing House, Inc.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Talks by Andrew Matthews on Being Happy
Stage Area
National Book Store

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
“The Word of the Lord”, The Subsidized Popular Edition of the Christian Community Bible
Book Launch
Meeting Room 4
Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. (ACCI)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mask Making Demonstration and Workshop
Activity Area
Cosplay

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
ICT in Basic Education Seminar Series
Meeting Rooms 2 & 3
Diwa Learning Systems Inc.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Product Launch
Meeting Room 6
Paulines Publishing House

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Comic Artists Panel Discussion
Activity Area
Cosplay

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Book Launch
Stage Area
Vibal Publishing House, Inc.

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Book Launch
Meeting Rooms 4 & 5
St Pauls

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dialogue with the Writers Mr. Bienvenido Lumbera and Mr. Elmer Ordonez
Business Lounge
Philippine P.E.N.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CSM New Titles Book Launching
Stage Area
Church Strengthening Ministry

DAY 4 – Saturday, September 19, 2009

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Model Drawing, Speaker: Ms. Ling Yuan
Meeting Room 5
Edcrisch International Inc.

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Book Selling 101: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask Series Year 2
Meeting Room 6
Publishers’ Representatives Organization of the Philippines (PROP)

10:00 AM – 12:00 NN
Inquirer Read-along
Stage Area
Philippine Daily Inquirer

12:00 NN – 7:00 PM
Rex Bookstore International Reader’s Theater Fluency Award
Meeting Rooms 4, 5 & 6
Grand Finals and Awards Night
Rex Bookstore, Inc.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Kids’ Hour with Maica Torres and Halili Ballet School
Stage Area
MIBF & National Center for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Teacher Consultation Program, Speaker: Ms. Ling Yuan
Meeting Room 9
Edcrisch International Inc.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Advanced Cosplaying Techniques
Activity Area
Cosplay

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Storytelling
Stage Area
Precious Pages Corp. and Alitaptap Storytellers

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Temporary Hairspray Demonstration Contest
Activity Area
Cosplay

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Make up and Photography Workshop
Activity Area
Cosplay

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Cosplayer Meet and Greet
Activity Area
Cosplay

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dialogue with the Writers Ms. Marjorie Evasco and Mr. Nicolas Pichay
Business Lounge
Philippine P.E.N.

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Central Books Multiple Book Launching
Meeting Rooms 7, 8 & 9
Central Book Supply, Inc.

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Festival of Love Mini Concert
Stage Area
Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.

DAY 5 – Sunday, September 20, 2009

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Customer Service: Learning Techniques and Projecting Good Image of the Library or Office Forum
Meeting Rooms 8 & 9
Forum Fee: Member- P 150.00, Non-Member- P 200.00, Student- P 100.00
Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC) Inc.

11:00 AM – 12:00 NN
SRA Science iLabs Hands-On Experiments
Stage Area
Performed by: Mad Science Scientists
Abiva Publishing House, Inc.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Storytelling
Stage Area
Precious Pages Corp. and Alitaptap Storytellers

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Hunger Games Larp (Live Action Role Play)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Harry Potter Book Discussion
Meeting Room 7

Hogwarts Philippines

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Discussion: Fandoms and Literature
Activity Area
Cosplay

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Twilight Book Discussion
Meeting Room 7

Twilight Coven Philippines
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cosplay and the Internet Discussion
Activity Area
Cosplay

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Eucharistic Celebration
Stage Area

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Star Wars Costume Making Lecture
Meeting Room 7

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cosplayer Meet and Greet
Activity Area
Cosplay