Meet Marvel’s Extreme Carnage Team

Get to know the team behind Marvel’s fiercest symbiotes! The Extreme Carnage team will discuss everything you want to know about the five Life Symbiotes and their great challenge yet, courtesy of their big bad older brother: Carnage. Chat with Clay McLeod Chapman, Alyssa Wong, Steve Orlando, Phillip Kennedy Johnson about this explosive family reunion. 

2021-07-29T13:55:26-05:00Tags: |

Queerly Femtastic: Celebrating Queer Female Representation in Comics

Geeks OUT presents a sit down with queer & ally artists/creators to discuss the importance of queer female representation in comics. We’ll explore our panelists’ influences, what draws them to Strong Female Characters, and why intersectionality is paramount to the future of comics. Join Amy Chu, Sam Maggs, Amy Reeder, and John Jennison of Geeks OUT for this can’t-miss discussion.

Panelists

Amy Chu

Sam Maggs

John Jennison

Amy Reeder

2021-07-13T11:16:55-05:00Tags: , |

Spider-Man Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-14T13:13:08-05:00Tags: , , |

90’s Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:37:58-05:00Tags: , , , |

DC Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:29:43-05:00Tags: , |

Marvel/MCU Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:24:42-05:00Tags: , |

Batman Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:23:45-05:00Tags: , |

Black Female Superheroes: Blaxploitation to Obama

Often under-represented and under-appreciated, Black Superheroines like Storm, Monica Rambeau, and Nubia have been kicking tail and saving lives with the best of them. Let the SyFy Sistas introduce you to 10 Superheroines that you never knew you needed in your life.

Panelists

Yvette Blackmon Tom, JD Keeling, Subrina Wood, Fran Taylor, Tamia Harper

2021-07-07T11:16:27-05:00Tags: , |

Chillin Like A Villian

Are Darth Vader, Lex Luther, and other villains just misunderstood characters? Are they the ones actually fighting for the greater good or are they just plain crazy? We will look into the misunderstood and often hated characters in fandom! Why? Because villains need love too!

Panelists

Lauren James, Robert Platt, Johnathan Young, Rafina Hansen

2021-07-07T11:47:47-05:00Tags: , |

Establishing Shots!: Dynamic Background Design

This is a seminar/panel presentation on how backgrounds and layouts can affect storytelling possibilities for animation, comics, and gaming (it is connected to lessons presented in my book “Set the Action!”, a textbook on background design for media artists published by Focal Press). I go through focus of environment within story, the mood desired, layout for best use, authenticity of design, and pretty much treat backgrounds as characters.

Panelists

Elvin A. Hernandez

2021-07-26T12:02:26-05:00Tags: , , |

Comics in the Classroom

For years kids have stuck comic books in textbooks and avoided homework by going to the local comic store. Comic books and graphics novels were seen as, at best, recreational reading material. This, however, could not be farther from the truth! Emerging research shows that comics and graphic novels are motivating, support struggling readers, enrich the skills of accomplished readers, and are highly effective at teaching all subject areas, not just English. Join us as we explore just how crucial comics and graphic novels are to include in a class curriculum!

Panelists

Emily Cissell

2021-07-07T11:46:32-05:00Tags: |

Completing YOUR 1st Indie Project: A Step-By-Step Workshop

It’s time to stop dreaming about your first project and finally get it done! Join our incredible panel of indie artists in film, graphic novels, art, books, and comics as they share what you need to know (and do) to take your project from idea to finished product. The panel will include brief presentations on best practices from each artist, followed by an in-depth Q & A session designed to address YOUR specific challenges and help you move ahead!

Panelists

Cerece Rennie Murphy, Greg Burnham, Marcus Johnson, Joe Carabeo

2021-07-07T13:17:20-05:00Tags: , , |

How Diversity Creates More Opportunity for All

The face of comics isn’t just changing, it’s expanding. There isn’t just one face of comics anymore; it’s now a diverse line up of different shapes, colors, creeds, etc. Join Comics Experience’s founder Andy Schmidt and fellow industry pros to learn how the diversification of comics creators and comics content go hand in hand, and the advantages to comics as a whole. Learn what kind of background and training/education new comics creators come from, and you’ll see why comics are changing and why it’s a good thing!

2021-07-06T15:47:49-05:00Tags: |

Coffee & Comics: Writing Masterclass 101

In the time it takes them to drink their morning coffee, professional writers Amy Chu (DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Wonder Woman, Red Sonja) and Phillip K. Johnson (Superman, Alien, The Last God) takes you behind the scenes of their latest comics. We will walk you through the process of scriptwriting, from idea generation to the final lettering stage. Feel free to bring your own cuppa joe and be ready to take notes!

Panelists

Amy Chu

Phillip Kennedy Johnson

2021-07-07T09:55:17-05:00Tags: |

History of Comic Books & Social Commentary

From renowned DC attorney, Mark Zaid, this is an educational and humorous interactive visual arts presentation tracing the historical creation and development of comic books and their characters, and particularly how comics addressed social issues of the day (including such topics as war, sex, civil rights, women’s liberation, politics, censorship, violence, and terrorism).

Panelists

Mark S. Zaid

2021-07-07T13:04:35-05:00Tags: |

From Blade 2 Blade: Black Representation in Marvel

From the humble beginnings of the Blade Trilogy, to the importance of Black Panther, and forward to Blade, again, Black representation in the Marvel Universe has been a roller coaster ride. Join the SyFy Sistas for a “Look, Ma, no hands!” discussion of what Marvel has done right, where they can improve, and what we hope to see in the future.

Panelists

Tamia Harper, Subrina Wood, Fran Taylor, JD Keeling, Yvette Blackmon Tom

2021-07-07T11:53:08-05:00Tags: , |

Marvelous

This panel we talk everything Marvel/MCU. From the Netflix shows, the movies, the Disney plus shows, future projects, ranking movies/characters, and overall celebrate the love we all have for Marvel!

Panelists

Steven Castillo, Chris Catin

2021-07-07T11:53:37-05:00Tags: , |

From Fandom to Creation

Every creator starts out as a fan. Join our panelists as they discuss the books, films, and comics that first inspired them to begin their own creative journey and how their personal fandoms influence their work to this day. Our panelists will also share their latest fan obsession and how these projects are challenging them to continue to improve their craft.

Panelists

Cerece Rennie Murphy

Sam Maggs

David Liss

2021-07-27T06:51:42-05:00Tags: , , |

Breaking Into Comics and Staying In!

With the shifting landscape of the comics industry, this is your INVALUABLE guide to breaking into the comics industry. Join Comics Experience founder and former Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing Editor Andy Schmidt, along with industry veterans, for an in-depth discussion about workable strategies to launch your comics career!

2021-07-08T10:09:14-05:00Tags: |

Dan Parent talks Kevin Keller

Representation of LGBT+ characters in comic books was all but obsolete until recently. One of the most groundbreaking characters in comics history, Kevin Keller, made waves as the first openly gay character when he made his 2010 debut in Archie Comics. Created by Dan Parent, this iconic character has offered the queer representation so desperately needed in today’s mainstream comics. Join Dan Parent, the creator of Kevin Keller, for a conversation with Randy Shulman, the editor of Metro Weekly, about how this character’s impact has been felt far and wide within the LGBT+ community.

Panelists

Dan Parent

2021-07-07T13:48:03-05:00Tags: , |

Tales From the Indie World

Come hear indie comics creators share tips, tricks, and stories about creating their own worlds as well as the business of making comics. Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Thom Zahler (Love & Capes, Warning Label, Cupid’s Arrows), Chuck Brown (Bitter Root, On the Stump, Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns), and Amy Chu (Sea Sirens, Wonder Woman, Girls Night Out) will discuss their experiences and answer your questions.

Panelists

Amy Chu

Chuck Brown

Emily Whitten

Thom Zahler

2021-07-27T10:17:31-05:00Tags: |

Who is worthy of lifting Mjolnir

Captain America. Vision. They are both worthy of lifting Mjolnir. But who outside of the Marvel Universe is capable of picking up Thor’s hammer? What are the values that enable a person to wield Mjolnir? Is it self-sacrifice? Humility? Compassion? A warrior’s spirit? All of the above? Join us as we discuss with our audience who (from Samwise Gamgee to Princess Leia) and which qualities allow “whosoever holds this hammer, if they be worthy, to possess the power of Thor.”

Panelists

Chris Pabon, Peter Tyler, Rebecca Jones, Lance Logan, Melissa Wasser

2021-07-07T11:54:11-05:00Tags: , |

Visual Storytelling Basics for Comic Books

Join Andy Schmidt, former Marvel Comics and IDW Editor and founder of the world’s largest online comic book school, Comics Experience, along with industry veterans, for an impactful dive into the world of visual storytelling – getting behind what looks cool and into what drives your visual story and how to bring it to life on the comic book page! This is an invaluable resource for any comic artist, whether you’re new or an old pro!

2021-07-06T10:32:06-05:00Tags: |
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