Wednesday, July 20, 2011
San Diego Comic Con. (Quick and dirty)
Tonight I get on a plane to San Diego. Tomorrow night, I get on a plane heading back home. Yep, that's how my first San Diego Comic Con experience is gonna be. It's all good. I only was able to get a ticket for Thursday, and I have to be back to work on Friday. So, yes. Going to do this the quick and dirty way. (Just like the Phoenix comic con was. Eventually, I'll be able to go to the full thing one of these days.)
Here is my wishful thinking line up for Thursday:
10:00-11:00 Comic-Con How-To: Heroes & Villains: Creating a Character-Driven Story with Maxwell Alexander Drake
10:30-11:30 From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types— Which side of the convention table do you want to be on, professional or fan?
10:30-12:00 Comic Book Law School 101: "C" Is For Creator (and Copyright!)
10:45-11:45 Oh, You Sexy Geek!— Does displaying the sexiness of fangirls benefit or demean them?
12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Jo Chen
12:00-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Graphic Representations of Otherness.
12:30-1:30 Dumbrella— Artists from Dumbrella, one of the most popular online comic collectives, discuss webcomics, independent publishing, and subverting popular culture.
1:00-2:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Digital Comics— Nick Langley and Ron Richards (Henderson State University) ask whether the move to digital comics will doom paper or help comics reach a new audience.
1:15-2:15 Books vs. Graphic Novels and Comics
2:30-3:30 Joyce Farmer: Special Exits, A Memoir— Can graphic work become serious literature through excellent artwork, writing ,and subject matter?
2:30-5:00 Comic-Con How-To: Live Painting Demonstration with Lucio Parrillo.
3:00-4:00 Comics: Comic Color 101.
3:30-4:30 Spotlight on Frank Stack.
4:00-5:00 No Damsels in Distress Here— Female voices in sci-fi and fantasy create kick-ass heroines.
5:00-6:00 Figure Drawing for Popular Media— Emilio Soltero, Ph.D, along with Alex Niño (Mulan, Marvel, DC) and Stephen Silver (Kim Possible, Clerks), presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media.
Actually, that last one, the figure drawing one.. that is right about the time I'll be hoping in my cab and heading back to the airport, which really sucks. That's one I am *very* interested in going to.
And.. you may have noticed, to actually go to all of these panels would require me to be in two places at once. Going to have to do some hard picking and choosing. Also, going to have to pack a lunch....