I’ve been looking over the schedule and WOW is this con chock full of stuff to do and see! We’ve got to make it next year! Some of Friday’s highlights? Greg Capullo Spotlight! Walter & Louise Simonson Spotlight! And Paul Levitz moderates a panel on the female hero “sexy or Sexulized”!
2:00-3:00 – Cosplay & Photography Etiquitte
Ever wonder how to navigate a crowd in that bulky costume, or the best way to interact with and take photos of costumed fans? Cosplayers Lucid, Greyloch, and Han Pan are here to help you learn tips, tricks, and general rules for wearing that awesome costume and interacting with cosplayers!
3:00-4:00 – Let’s Talk Comics with RAYTIMandROB!
Please join RAYTIMandROB as the CRAZY comic book guys go over how to create a comic from start to finish and everything in between! From thought to finished product and marketing and self-publishing. From creative to business to how to break into the great industry of comics, come talk shop with RAYTIMandROB!
4:00-5:00 – Cosplay 101
So, what the heck IS cosplay? How do you do it? This crash course on cosplay from cosplayers Lucid, Han Pan, and SunsetDragon will give you tons of information on what cosplay is, as well as provide you with some tools to help guide you through your own costume creations!
5:00-6:00 – CBLDF: History of the Comics Code
60 years ago, comics were put on trial in a nationally televised Senate subcommittee hearing that had shattering repercussions for this great American artform. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund presents the shocking history of moral panic that led to this historic hearing and the birth of the Comics Code Authority, which regulated the medium’s content for more than 50 years. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the tale at this CBLDF presentation.
2:00-3:00 – Hermes Press: A Celebration of The Phantom – The First Masked Hero
Be the first to see the premiere, concept, and design of Peter David and Sal Velluto’s New Phantom comic book series, together with a multimedia presentation about the history of the The Ghost Who Walks. Sal Velluto (The Phantom, Flash, Justice League Task Force, Black Panther), artist for the new series, will discuss the direction and philosophy of the book and show off artwork from issue #1. Join Velluto, Daniel Herman (Publisher, Hermes Press), Pete Klaus (noted Phantom historian), and some surprise guests (who have written and illustrated the Phantom over the years), all of whom will discuss the history of the character, the classic strip and comic books, and the all-new version (which brings back the classic Phantom) of this iconic character, along with a Q and A session! A free poster will be given out at the panel showing off Velluto’s variant cover for issue #1.
3:00-4:00 – Sexy or Sexualized
When does the depiction of a heroine stop being sexy and become sexualized? Where is the line? Join moderator Paul Levitz and guests Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl), Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service), Adam Hughes (Fairest), Gail Simone (Red Sonja), and Thom Zahler (Love & Capes) as they look at this difficult subject.
4:00-5:00 – Walter & Louise Simonson Spotlight
Walter and Louise Simonson have chronicled the adventures of heroes including Thor, Power Pack, Manhunter, Superman, X-Factor, Wolverine, and many more. Their adventures in comics continue with Walter on Ragnarok and Louise on Super Secret Crisis War! Join them for a lively look at their careers in comics.
5:00-6:00 – Favorite Comics
Every comics fan has favorite comics, and so do the pros! Join moderator Bob Greenberger along with Alan Davis (Savage Hulk), Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Allison Sohn (Red Sonja), and Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Revelation) as they look at the comics they love and have had an impact on them.
2:00-3:00 – Thrillbent Comics
Take a look inside the digital world of Thrillbent! Creators Christina Blanch, Barry Kitson, Ron Randall, and Mark Waid discuss their work at Thrillbent and where they’re headed in the future.
3:00-4:00 – Teaching with Comics
A panel discussion with three graphic illustrators and writers exploring the benefits of teaching with comics. The panelists have published books about history, culture, and nature, all of which have been successful teaching and learning tools in the classroom and in libraries.
4:00-5:00 – Dan Parent Spotlight
Dan Parent is the popular Archie Comics talent behind the Love Showdown story and is the creator of Kevin Keller, Archie’s first openly gay character. Join moderator Mark Waid for a look at this Harvey Awards-nominated creator.
5:00-6:00 – Social Issues Through Comic Books SuperMOOC with Christina Blanch
Social Issues have many dimensions and can sometimes be difficult to understand. By using popular culture, in this case comic books, to help understand these issues, we can see how the information can be presented in both negative and positive ways. This presentation will unveil the adventures of exploring social issues using comics, the design of the course, the interview process with the comic creators, and how the Social Issues Through Comic Books class fared.
5:00-6:00 – Greg Capullo Spotlight
He’s worked on X-Force, Spawn, The Creech, Batman, and more. His art has graced album covers. He is Greg Capullo and he’s one of the most popular artists in comics today. One look at his work and it’s easy to see why. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Greg and his work.
KIDS LOVE COMICS 2014 PROGRAMMING
All programs take place at the Workshop Area at the Kids Love Comics Pavilion
4:00-5:00 – Drawing Aliens, Robots, and Nature with Steve Conley
The beautiful world of Steve Conley’s book, BLOOP, is full of trees, flowers, lush landscapes, and a splash of aliens and robots. Join Steve as he teaches you how to draw the nature that surrounds us and all the awesome aspects of BLOOP!
5:00-6:00 – Drawing Heroic Females and Felines with Mike Maihack
Mike Maihack is the amazing author/artist of the graphic novel Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice from Scholastic/Graphix. In this workshop, Mike will share his technique for drawing heroines like Cleopatra, Supergirl, and Batgirl. He’ll also be drawing cats, and who doesn’t love cats?!
6:00-7:00 – How Cynja Are You? with Heather C. Dahl and Chase Cunningham
Today, our battlefield is a new frontier. It’s one that’s invisible to all but those with cyber powers. It’s time to train a new kind of superhero – one who will protect cyberspace from attack! Join the creators of the new comic series, The Cynja, as they show you how to acquire the cyber powers to fight zombies, worms, and botnets. The world needs boys and girls with digital skills to become Cynjas and keep the Internet safe for all. It’s time to become a cyber hero!
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