16 September 2005

INFO: Baltimore Comic-Con *UPDATE*

UPDATE: Turns out I'll be heading down for this after all, albeit only for Saturday, so the end of this post still applies. I doubt I'll hit any of the panels, except for the DC Comics: A Look Ahead at 12pm, but I'll definitely be wandering the floor, looking for interesting comics and passing out business cards. Hope to put some faces to blogs, too. That's a vague approximation of what I look like there on the left, for anyone that wants to play Where's Waldo Guy. Just don't sneak up on me, especially if I've bashed your work. I'll cut you!

I was really hoping to attend this one, and/or the following week's Small Press Expo, but the cost of gas and my starting school this week made it impractical. BC-C seems like a nice alternative to the WizardWorld shows, though, which I doubt I'll ever attend again.

The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to announce the line-up of its 2005 programming Schedule. The Baltimore Comic-Con will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18. Show hours are Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.

Visit www.comicon.com/baltimore for the full schedule and more information.
What I'd check out if I was going [on Sunday]:

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Spotlight On: Denny O’Neil
Can 35 years of exceptional comics be discussed in a mere 60 minutes? We ask acclaimed writer and editor Denny O’Neil about all the great characters he’s worked on -- including Superman, Wonder Woman, Daredevil, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, The Question, Iron Man, and even Millie the Model! Oh, and some guy named Batman... Find out what Denny thought of Batman Begins, his favorite artistic collaborators, how writing novels about superheroes is different than writing comics, and what he has planned for the future.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kidz Comix Rule!
And the best part is -- They’re not just for kids! And we’re spotlighting a bunch of great ones!. With Todd Dezago (Tellos), Jimmy Gownley (Amellia Rules!), Steve Conley (Bloop!), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), and Andy Runton (Owly). If you’re not reading these books, you’re missing some of the best comics available!

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. HowYaGonna...?: Comics Creation for Kids of All Ages
John Gallagher (Buzzboy) and other comics professionals Todd Dezago, Rich Faber and Mike Wieringo will take you step-by-step through the comics creation process and show you how you can create your own mini-comic book! From idea and script through character design to penciling and inking, John will give an overview of comics, printing, and working together to create your own comic. Bring a pencil and something to write and draw on! This talk is based upon John's work with libraries and schools across the US and his mission to teach kids about the magic and educational value of comics.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Comics in Education Roundtable
A special seminar session for teachers, librarians, and comic book creators! This session provides an opportunity for these groups to come together and discuss comics in an informal atmosphere, with two goals: Helping teachers understand comics and their creators, and helping comic book creators understand the needs and concerns of educators! Comic book creators in attendance include: Louise Simonson, Barry Lyga, Jimmy Gownley, and others. Bring your questions and get answers!


Erech said...

Oh, you bastard. I hate myself so much for skipping these, SPX is gonna be fun this year.

Bring the camera, I want full coverage baby ;)

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

I almost said no when the opportunity came up, but I figured it's likely the last Con I'll make it to before the end of the year, and I have less to do for school this weekend than I thought, so what the hell. And I always take my camera to things like this and never remember to take any pictures! Gonna make a point of taking some this time, though.