Okay, boys and girls, I’ll be at the Rose City Comic Con in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 20-21. And guess what? I have an actual schedule.
Monkeybrain Comics: The Collaborative Process – Room: Panel Room 2, Time: 1:00PM – 1:50PM
While some comics are the result of a single person writing and drawing their own work, many are the result of collaborations between writers and artists. But no two collaborations are the same. Join Monkeybrain Comics co-founder Chris Roberson and the creative teams behind some of Monkeybrain’s most critically acclaimed titles, Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes), Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, Nick Brokenshire (Amelia Cole), David Walker, Carl Sciacchitano (Army of Dr. Moreau), and Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover (Bandette), for a discussion about how they work together.
Making it in Comics: The Myth of the Overnight Success – Room: Panel Room 5
Time: 5:00PM – 5:50PM
Behind every overnight success in comics there are years of struggle and sacrifice. Join this panel of creators who discuss how they got to where they are, who they were before you heard of them, and what it takes to be an overnight success. Moderating this panel is David Walker (Number 13) with guests Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes), Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust), Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man), and Michael Avon Oeming (Powers)
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: The Role of the Fan in Geek Culture – Room: Panel Room 6. Time: 2:00PM – 2:50PM
Every fan has an opinion, and we all know what opinions are like (and why they stink). The fact of the matter is that the fans can help shape the course of whatever it is they love. They have all the power. In this panel hosted by writer David Walker (Number 13, The Army of Dr. Moreau), with guests Adam Rosko (Trek in the Park), Rachel Edidin (Wired and Comics Alliance), Mike Russell (culturepulp.com), and Kenna Conklin (Geek Portland) talk about the responsibility that comes with that power.
I’ll also be hanging out at Carl Sciacctano’s table, #J-06. I’ll have comics, books and other fun stuff.