Sunday Panel Programming for Baltimore Comic Con
Sunday, September 24
EDITOR’S NOTE: For Sunday, these are the panels I’m most interested in: 11 a.m. Marvel Wolfman & Mark Evanier; 12:15 Comics In The ’70’s; 1:30 Jack Kirby at 100; 2:45 From Ideas To Page - Making Comics.
(Please note, all times and panels shown are subject to change)
11:00-12:00 - Black Panther
Before you see Black Panther on the big screen in 2018, you want to make sure you know his comic book roots and this panel is a perfect way to start. Travel to Wakanda with Afua Richardson, Alitha Martinez, and moderator Tom Brevoort.
12:15-1:15 - DC Universe
Moderator: Dan DiDio
Talent: Amanda Conner, Tom King, Steve Orlando, Jimmy Palmiotti, James Tynion IV
The DC Universe is what everyone who's anyone is talking about. The universe has been restored with hope and optimism, engaging storylines and dynamic characters. Come discover more about your favorite DC super heroes, plus hear from the talented teams bringing these stories to life!
1:30-2:30 - Jack Kirby at 100
This past month, the comics world celebrated what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary creator Jack Kirby. Tom King, Walter Simonson, Mark Buckingham, Jerry Ordway, Dean Haspiel, John K. Snyder III, the Kirby Museum's Rand Hoppe, and moderator Mark Evanier discuss Kirby's work and it's lasting influence in comics today.
11:00-12:00 - CosLove Presents: #icanbaHERO
Cosplay promotes creativity, camaraderie, and can even evolve into community service and philanthropic pursuits. Meet members of CosLove, DC Heroes, East Coast Avengers, Justice League Alliance Mid-Atlantic, Hope for Henry, and The 501st Legion as they provide tips on how to combine your passion for cosplay along with giving back to your local community and other charity efforts. Find out how you can reach out to local organizations and other cosplayers/costumers to organize events, as well as how to use cosplay to reach new patrons or engage students. #TeamCosLove is a group of cosplayers and creatives that support local communities through school and hospital visits within the DC/MD/VA Mid-Atlantic Region, assisting organizations with similar events across the United States, and which promotes the overall love for cosplay and cos-positivity within the community. With Brian Korzec, Alice Irvin, Liam Stillman, Shemika Demouchet Berry, and Patrick Michael Strange.
12:15-1:15 - The Plotmasters Project
David Petersen (Mouse Guard) & Jesse Glenn (Odd 13 Brewing) have started a new video podcast series, The Plotmasters Project, in the spirit of looking back at their earliest characters and stories, sharing old embarrassing artwork and ideas, discussing what worked and what didn't with them, and then creating new art and ideas as though they were working on that project today. Join The Plotmasters as they talk about concept editing, character design, and artistic evolution.
1:30-2:30 - Valiant 101: Jump on Board Here!
New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant's greatest and most iconic heroes - from Bloodshot and Divinity to Faith and Harbinger to Ninjak and X-O Manowar! From Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly to The Guardian and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today... Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!
2:45-3:45 - Historical Fiction Comics
Like history? Love comics? Come travel through time with comics! Join Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), Lora Innes (The Dreamer), and Thom Zahler (Time and Vine) as they talk about writing and drawing historical fiction.
11:00-12:00 - Marv Wolfman and Mark Evanier in Conversation
Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans, Deathstroke the Terminator, Tomb of Dracula) and Mark Evanier (Darkseid Special, Groo the Wanderer, DNAgents) discuss writing. Don't miss this chance to see two legendary creators sharing stories about their time in comics and more.
12:15-1:15 - The Return of Classic Cartoon Comics - Underdog, Casper, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and Pink Panther
American Mythology is proud to bring back some of the most beloved all-ages cartoons to introduce to new generations of comic fans. Parents remember the animated antics of Underdog, Casper, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and The Pink Panther as staples of Saturday morning cartoons. Join S.A. Check, Pat Shand, John Gallagher, and Mike Wolfer as they share their memories of these cereal and milk classics and discuss new all ages fun coming your way from American Mythology next year!
1:30-2:30 - Comics for Everyone
An all-star panel of writers and artists talk about the magical power of comics, how they work to reach new readers, and make stories for all audiences. With Amy Chu(Poison Ivy, Red Sonja, KISS), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder, No Mercy, Love is Love) and Franco (Aw Yeah Comics, Tiny Titans).
2:45-3:45 - From Idea to the Page: Making Comics the Comicker Way
Comicker Press co-founder and New York Times best-selling writer Sean E. Williamstakes you step-by-step through what goes into taking your comics ideas and making them a reality. From finding collaborators to building a proposal, from self-publishing to pitching to publishers, and from writing a script to coloring the final page, Williams shows what goes into making comics from beginning to end.
11:00-12:00 - Writing for Young Readers
How is writing for young readers unique? What are the rewards and challenges? Are any themes off limits? Join Kazu Kibuishi, Barry Lyga, Andy Runton, Hope Larson, Louise Simonson, and moderator Charlie Kochman as they explore writing for young readers.
12:15-1:15 - Comics in the 1970s
The Comics Code was revised, the direct sales market was born, and the first hints of independent publishing highlighted a decade that saw a new generation of creators make their debut, including Elliot S! Maggin, Keith Pollard, Joe Staton, Ron Wilson, and John Workman. They reminisce with moderator Robert Greenbergerabout those transitional years. Sponsored by The Hero Initiative.
1:30-2:30 - Ominous Press Panel
Join Bart Sears and Andy Smith for a panel discussing all things Ominous Press and more! They will discuss their careers from the beginning to now! And why they felt now was the right time to bring Ominous Press back.
2:45-3:45 - Creative Community: Finding It, Building It, and Growing With It
Making comics can sometimes feel like a lonely pursuit -- but having a team of colleagues, supporters, and friends can encourage, support, and promote independent creators, no matter where they are in their careers. Come chat with Kata Kane (Ana and the Cosmic Race, Altar Girl), David Crispino (Taft Sturgeon), Colin Byrd (The Crimson Fly), and Jordan Clark (Bitch Planet, Triple Feature) from local creators' group Bmore Into Comics about how to find and participate in comics communities. Moderated by Parker Hicks (Vengeful Ghost).
Ballroom (4th Floor)
11:00-12:00 - Down with the King
A one on one retrospect with DMC as we talk about about his journey from Run-DMCto The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to DMC the superhero. Moderated by Eddie #ebonyhero Newsome.
12:00-1:00 - Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick Panel
You know them from The Defenders, Iron Fist, and Game of Thrones. They're Finn Jones (Danny Rand) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing). Join us for a fascinating and engaging panel exploring these two talented actors and their work.
2:30 - Costume Contest (Kids)
Kids Love Comics Pavilion Workshop Area
11:00-12:00 - Drawing With Drouin: Disney Characters with Emily Drouin
Learn to draw Disney characters using basic shapes in this fun drawing activity!
12:00-1:00 - Cosmic Character Creations with Kata Kane and Amy Chu
In this interactive all ages workshop, color and draw alongside artist Kata Kane (Altar Girl, GFFs: Ghost Friends Forever) and dream up your character with writer Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja) as they talk about their new graphic novel Ana and the Cosmic Race. Color pictures of Ana, Zyx, Keio, and Ekene, or create your own character to compete in the Cosmic Race!
1:00-2:00 - Superhero University with Chris Mariano and Brian Smith (OPEN TO FIRST 30 KIDS)
You won't be able to fly and it won't give you super powers, but you will learn all the ins and outs of superheroics from the industry's top professors. PLUS, you'll have fun making your own cape and superhero mask! Come to this workshop as a kid, leave as a superhero!
2:00-3:00 - Once Upon a Superhero with Gregg Schigiel
What happens when the worlds of Fairy Tales collide with Superhero Comics? Join Pix and SpongeBob Squarepants cartoonist Gregg Schigiel for this genre-mashing creative workshop.
3:00-4:00 - Imagination Aquarium with Jamar Nicholas
Ever find yourself stuck for cartoon ideas? Put on your wetsuit and dive into the IMAGINATION AQUARIUM, where cartoonist Jamar Nicholas will help you catch ideas in your net and create awesome cartoons!
In support of our hearing-impaired fans and attendees, the Baltimore Comic-Con will have ASL interpreters available at select 2016 panels.