2019 PANEL ROOM A SCHEDULE

SATURDAY
11am – Freelancing (in the RPG industry) – Mike Tyler
Creating your own games and how to get your games in stores.

 

12pm – KICKSTARTING YOUR CREATOR-OWNED COMICS – Dirk Manning & K Lynn Smith

In the last several years the crowdfunding revolution has seemingly made it easier than ever to directly fund the creation of creator-owned comics… but what goes into the running a successful campaign? Join Dirk Manning (who’s combined comic crowdfunding total including NIGHTMARE WORLD and TALES OF MR. RHEE has raised over $250,000) and creator record-setting Kickstarter creator K. Lynn Smith (HOPE, PLUME) as they bring their combined Kickstarter expertise to you to explain the dos and don’ts of successfully crowdfunding your self-published and creator-owned comics!

 

1pm – Comics In The Classroom – Rob Andersin

Join Mr. AnderSiN for a  sit down as they talk about the value of adding comics into the classroom. Mr. AnderSiN owes his ability to read to comics.  Join him to learn why comics are the ultimate gateway to students reading more.

 

2pm – Cosplay 101 – 3 Rivers Cosplay, Cosplay Kitchen, & Other Guests

Want to get into cosplay? Learn from some pros about some of the dos and don’ts they wish someone would have told them when they started out!

 

3pm – Superheroic Response – Victims and Villains
For this panel, we wanna look at comics as both a medium and Comic book movies and look at how superheroes respond to bad situations. Using this as a catalyst to address how we should appropriately respond to depression, anxiety, suicide, etc. How even the worst situations can yield beautiful and heroic stories.

 

4pm – From Kickstarter to Patreon: Creatives Connecting with the Crowd – Greg Wilson
Crowfunding has become so much a part of the fabric of the creative landscape over the past ten years that it’s sometimes hard to imagine a world without Kickstarter, Patreon, and other similar platforms, especially in the indie space. But there are also warning signs–oversaturation, broken delivery promises and delays leading to backer hesitation for future projects, and other such concerns. In this panel, speculative fiction author, podcaster, and TwitchTV channel host Gregory A. Wilson (author of the graphic novel Icarus and its upcoming sequel Jellinek, the dark fantasy novel Grayshade, and the new D&D adventure/sourcebook Tales and Tomes from the Forbidden Library (the first and last funded by Kickstarter), and co-host of the critically acclaimed Speculate! podcast, supported by Patreon) discusses some of the pros and cons of Kickstarter and Patreon, things to consider when working in the crowdfunding space, and how to keep your work professional and backers happy.

 

5pm – Adult Cosplay Contest – Hosted by 3 Rivers Cosplay & Cosplay Kitchen

 

6pm – Charity Quick Sketch. – Various Artists
Proceeds go toward Extra Life.

 

SUNDAY

11am – INDIEADVOCATES.com Presents How to Produce, and Promote Your Self Made Comic Books while Building your Brand – Rob Andersin

Join Mr. AnderSiN for the one Panel you will need to learn the in and outs of Creating, promoting, Branding and selling your Self Published Comic books.  This is Mostly a QnA panel so Bring your QUESTIONS.

 

12pm – Motherhood and Comics – NDC Pittsburgh Mills Ladies’ Comic Night
NDC Pittsburgh Mills Ladies’ Comic Night welcomes you to join them at a panel fit for Mother’s Day weekend—a panel all about mothers in comics. So what does motherhood in comics look like? Whether it be Alana from Saga, surrogate moms like Aunt May, or even every single Martha from the DC Universe, there are many moms to consider in comics and movies. Also, where do we not see moms and how are mothers/non-mothers shown interacting with children? All are welcome to come discuss these topics and more!

 

1pm – Good Luck with That – Kasey Peirce
Shows like the Big Bang Theory have really changed the comic-con landscape. It sure got the numbers in the doors but with that, hoards of fanboys and girls who aren’t really comic readers. For nearly five years, Kasey Pierce has managed to sell her books to “stuff enthusiasts” across the nation–selling out too! in this panel, she’ll cover how to sell indie comics, what production is really like, and go over what publisher’s look for–how to pitch and sell your story.

 

2pm – Children’s Cosplay Contest – Hosted by 3 Rivers Cosplay & Cosplay Kitchen

3pm – History of Multiverses – Don Simpson

From Character to World to Multiverse: A History of Team-Ups, Crossovers, and Shared Realities

Independent characters have been enlisted into ever-expanding multiverses since the days of myth, and have crossed over in literature, comics, and movies ever since. Whether it’s the DCU (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) or Marvel-Timely (Captain America, Sub-Mariner, Human Torch), the individual creative vision has been the building block of modern pantheons.

Veteran comics pro Don Simpson has created his own characters and worlds (Megaton Man, Border Worlds) and freelanced in shared universes (Marvel, DC, Image Comics). Now he offers some unique historical perspectives on how the impulse to share, crossover, and miscegenate has driven narratives from the Wold-Newton Universe of Doc Savage, the Shadow, and Tarzan to modern extravaganzas like Secret Wars and Crisis on Infinite Earths, and the cinematic universes they have spawned!

There will be something for every kind of fan this richly-illustrated slide show lecture.

4pm – 501st Legion and Star Wars Costuming – 501st/Rebel Legion

Do you love Star Wars? Do you love costuming? Do you love charity and helping out your communities? Ever wanted to combine all of these into one great passion? Come to the 501st Legion and Star Wars Costuming panel and learn what it takes to join, what joining means, and the galaxy of good that comes from it!

 

 

PANEL ROOM B SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

11 am – Agent Caracal Rescue Ops Part I  (from Australia’s Superhero Project)
11:30 am – The Plan Part 2 (Superhero Project)
12 Noon – Theo & the Professor – Episode 2 – The Ghost of Mickey Sullivan
12:20 – Theo & the Professor – Episode 3 – The Imp
12:40 – Theo & the Professor – Episode 4 – The Madrox Paradox
1:00 pm – A. Pill (short sci-fi-film)
1:15 pm – Heroineburgh – Episode 14 – Red Pills
1:45 pm – Heroineburgh – Episode 13 – Empire State Human (Frija & the Heroine League)
2:15 pm – Heroineburgh – Episode 8 – The Liquid Engineers (X-Machina vs Dysphoria)
2:45 pm – Heroineburgh – Episode 10 – Reap the Wild Wind (Jinniyya vs Darbouka)
3:15 pm – Heroineburgh – Episode 15 – Green Deal
3:45 pm – Heroineburgh – Audience Choice (Pick 1-7, 9 or 11)
5:00 pm – Totally Tremendous Trivia – CW Arrowverse
SUNDAY
11 am – Agent Caracal Rescue Ops Part 2 (from Australia’s Superhero Project)
11:30 am – The Aftermath 2 (Superhero Project)
12 Noon – Theo & the Professor – Episode 5 – The Possession
12:20 – Theo & the Professor – Episode 6 – The Doctor
12:40 – Theo & the Professor – Episode 7 – The Reunion
1:00 pm – Rogue on the Hook (short sci-fi-film)
1:15 pm – Heroineburgh – Episode 14 – Red Pills
1:45 pm – Heroineburgh – Episode 10 – Reap the Wild Wind (Jinniyya vs Darbouka)
2:15 pm – Heroineburgh – Episode 13 – Empire State Human (Frija & the Heroine League)
2:45 pm – Heroineburgh – Episode 8 – The Liquid Engineers (X-Machina vs Dysphoria)
3:15 pm – Heroineburgh – Episode 15 – Green Deal
3:45 pm – Heroineburgh – Audience Choice (Pick 1-7, 9 or 11)