Hey, I’ll be at Comic Con this weekend! Mostly I’ll be at my booth m-13 in the small press section. That’s smack dab in the middle of the back of the hall.
I’ll also be on several panels. Here they are:
Thursday at noon: Welcome to the Whedonverse
Dark Horse’s continuations of Joss Whedon’s cult favorites (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith) remain some of the most-talked-about comics in the industry. Dark Horse is giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 and what’s in store for Serenity from the series’ top talent, with Buffy Season 10 writer Christos Gage, Buffy the High School Years Kel McDonald, and surprise guests for some big news!
Thursday at 5pm: Working with Licensed vs. Creator Owned Characters.
What’s the difference between creating original characters and playing in someone else’s sandbox? Find out from these comic book pros who have worked both sides of the trenches: Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, X-Files), Sarah Gaydos (Star Trek, Batman Li’l Gotham), Mariah McCourt (True Blood, Angel), Barbara Randall Kesel (Hellboy, Sundown Crossroads), Sarah Kuhn (Barbie, Fresh Romance), Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon, Buffy), and Ari Yarwood (Rick & Morty). Expect an hour of war stories and frank advice for new and established comics creators. Moderated by Casey Gilly(Comic Book Resources, Goners).
Saturday at 10am: Once Upon a Time: Teaching Fables, Fairy Tales, and Myths with Comics and Graphic Novels
From around the world and across the centuries come stories that have been passed down, retold, translated, adapted, and studied for generations. Bring fairy tales, fables, folktales, legends, myths, and tall tales into your classroom with comics and graphic novel adaptations that bring these tales to life and provide depth and complexity in the interplay between text and image and in the creators’ imaginative retellings. Featuring creators Chris Duffy (editor,Fable Comics, Fairy Tale Comics, Nursery Rhyme Comics, SpongeBob Comics), Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack), Kel McDonald (Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales), and Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink, Wonder Woman), with moderator Tracy Edmunds, M.A.Ed. (Graphic Novels Are Elementary!).
Sun at 3pm: Kickstarter Secrets Revealed
Whether you’re thinking about launching your first Kickstarter project or you’re ready to embark on your fifth, our lineup of veteran creators has a wealth of invaluable information for you. Jamie Tanner (Kickstarter’s comics outreach lead), Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls), Kel McDonald (Sorcery 101), and George Rohac (CEO, Breadpig) discuss all things Kickstarter, from the best way to promote your project to avoiding common pitfalls and everything in between.