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HEROESCON 2019 is this coming weekend and the panel schedule has been announced:

FRIDAY JUNE 14th

2:00 pm

Room 208B

MARVEL IN THE 80S

Just like Kang the Conqueror, we join MARK EVANIER as he shuffles down memory lane with some of the pros that kept Marvel great in the ME decade: AL MILGROM, BOB HALL, RICK LEONARDI, J.M. DEMATTEIS, and PAT BRODERICK!!

 

2:30 pm

Room 203B

QuickDraw—A HeroesCon tradition with your host—Miss Fancy PANTS!

We give you #2 pencils and Bristol board; you give us 20 minutes and all of your feverish inspiration. Then we have an Art Instructor judge the results and we, in turn, give the winner some fabulous prizes. It’s a win-win. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the following age categories: 0-10, 11-15, and 16 to 99. The Quick-draw is held on all three days, so we need those pencils back!

 

2:30 pm

Room 206

CALLOUTS, CRITIQUES AND CANCELLATIONS: FANDOM AND CANCEL CULTURE

An examination of cancel culture. What does it mean to cancel something? Why do people chose to cancel people or media? How does this effect fandom, and how does fandom effect cancel culture in turn? Two panelists try to suss out the answers by taking a look at examples in popular culture and their own experiences in fandom. With panelists: STEPHANIE WILLIAMS and NATASHA LEVERING.

 

3:00 pm

Room 201/202

SCAD WORKSHOP I:

Big Fun with Mini-Comics

Cartoonist and SCAD professor DAVID ALLAN DUNCAN (www.gobnobble.com) leads students young and old through a simple and fun way to make tiny comic books and zines that you can copy/print and share! Learn about the planning, producing, and distributing mini comics!

 

3:00 pm

Room 208A

CARTOONIST KAYFABE LIVE

w/ED PISKOR and JIM RUGG

ED PISKOR and JIM RUGG started Cartoonist Kayfabe as a YouTube channel to talk comics – old, new, and everything in-between. They’ve been making comics for almost 20 years and reading them forever! Cartoonist Kayfabe is where they show off the cool stuff they have found, seen, and made – from bootleg comics to popular titles like X-Men! Spend an hour with them as they talk about some of their favorite comic books, artists, and HeroesCon adventures!  

 

3:00 pm

Room 209/210

BATMAN (still a grouch, but lookin’ good doin’ it!!)

Our moderator JOE RAUCH has concerns about the crime rate in Gotham City and shares his viewpoints about due process throughout the decades with JOE GIELLA, KELLEY JONES, LEE WEEKS, and TIM SALE.

 

3:30 pm

Room 203B

THE RIDE:

15 YEARS OF INTENSE PULP STORYTELLING

Come celebrate the 15th Anniversary of THE RIDE, the critically acclaimed crime/action anthology series from Image Comics & 12-Gauge! Join in the fun as DOUG WAGNER, BRIAN STELFREEZE, CULLY HAMNER, GEORGES JEANTY, CHRIS BRUNNER, and KEVEN GARDNER discuss the origins of the series and the all-new book debuting at HeroesCon!

 

3:30 pm

Room 208B

DC IN THE 90S

It was an era that featured everything from Superman’s death to the introduction of now classic new heroes. Join MARK EVANIER as he looks back on a decade of transition with some of the creators who kept things moving forward: TOM GRUMMETT, RICHARD CASE, JOE STATON, and DARRYL BANKS.

 

4:00 pm

Room 203A

AN HOUR WITH SKOTTIE YOUNG

SKOTTIE YOUNG covers a lot of ground with mod HEATHER PEAGLER about (deep breath) Bully Wars, Middlewest, Deadpool and maybe, just maybe, a bit about OZ and Fairyland and Raccoons.

 

4:00 pm

Room 206

CARING FOR YOUR CREATIVE TEAM

A team that functions is a pure thing, but it’s not elusive. Team Kamikaze– ALAN TUPPER, CARRIE TUPPER, and JAMEL JONES– is here to dispel the mysteries of building and caring for your creative team! Focusing on tools to help you communicate, organization methods, to tips and tricks on how to build a team and more. A great panel for people looking to build small businesses or get started on small projects among friends! Q&A to follow.

 

4:30 pm

Room 207CD

ADVICE FOR WRITERS

Enough with the artists already—let’s talk about words, ideas, plotting and dealing with high expectations. MARK EVANIER sits down with renowned world-builders MATT FRACTION and CULLEN BUNN to talk about the nuts and bolts of filling the dreaded blank page.

 

4:30 pm

Room 209/210

CAMP PARKER (for ANIMATION FANS!)

BOB CAMP (Ren & Stimpy, Spongebob) and RICK PARKER (Beavis and Butthead) dish the dirt, tell the untold and make us laugh as they recount their adventures in animation and the challenges of adaptations with moderator Badr Milligan, founder of The Short Box Entertainment.

 

5:00 pm

Room 201/202

SCAD WORKSHOP II:

Dynamic Figure Drawing!

SCAD Professor DOVE McHARGUE and artist for the Oni Press book “All Saints Day” will be offering a workshop on “Dynamic Figure Drawing”. Dove will demonstrate how to use real world anatomy to create dynamic figures that breath life and emotion to visual storytelling from concept art, illustration, storyboarding, comics and beyond! Bring supplies to draw with and on and prepare to have fun!

 

5:00 pm

Room 203B

BEFORE SUPERMAN

Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (DC Comics Before Superman), ANDREW PEPOY, prolific writer and artist for DC, Archie and others, and JIM AMASH, comic book artist for Archie and Hedgehog and writer for TwoMorrows’ Alter Ego discuss the first comics pre-Superman, featuring early Siegel and Shuster and some of the sassy, smart heroines pre-Wonder Woman.           

                                                                      

5:00 pm

Room 207AB

BITTER ROOT

Bitter Root follows the Sangerye family of monster hunters during the Harlem renaissance as they fight enemies both human and supernatural in this action-packed adventure. Join the hosts of Diversity Issues Podcast for a live podcast recording as they sit down with creators CHUCK BROWN and SANFORD GREENE to discuss this culturally relevant Eisner Award nominated series.

 

5:00 pm

Room 208A

JLA-EIOU and sometimes WHY

Heroes’ answer to Snapper Carr, (luckiest moderator ever) CHRIS BRENNAMAN sits down with J.M. DEMATTEIS, KEITH GIFFEN, KEVIN MAGUIRE, and BART SEARS to discuss the series that changed team comics forever and most certainly helped pave the humor-laden road now travelled by the Super-hero movies.  

 

5:30 pm

Room 203A

AUTEURS IN THE MAINSTREAM

MATT KINDT, COLLEEN DORAN, and DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON do it ALL. And sometimes they just write, sometimes they just draw. Why? Adam Daughhetee (Dollar Bin Productions) talks to these three fabulous cartoonists about their careers with and without collaborators.

 

5:30 pm

Room 206

BATS AND SUPES IN THE COURTROOM

Over the years, Batman, a vigilante, and Superman, a hero, have appeared in many courtrooms as witnesses, defendants, and even lawyers. Using comic book covers and panels, attorney JIM DEDMAN will explore what Bats and Supes can teach us about the law.

 

5:30 pm

Room 208B

COSPLAY Q & A

Thinking about your first cosplay? Don’t know where to get a particular fabric or how to build a prop? Our panel of experts can walk you through where to start, where to go, and how to manage it all without losing your cool. MODERATOR: KALLISTE COSPLAY PANELISTS: SEAN PATTON/SMP Designs, JESSICA SMITH, and DEREK NIEMAN, Contagious Costuming.

 

6:00 pm

Room 209/210

ANTHROPOMORPHIC

Talking animals—what a concept! Aesop created it, Sullivant and Swinnerton made it comic art and Herriman, Barks and Kelly perfected it. Now MARK EVANIER talks with three current day masters of the form:  DON ROSA, STAN SAKAI, DAVID PETERSEN about this most comic of comic inventions!

 

7:00 pm— THE CON IS CLOSED FOR THE DAY, BUT WE’RE JUST GETTING WARMED UP!

 

7:30 PM

HEROESCON’S DRINK & DRAW begins at the WESTIN PROVIDENCE BALLROOM

It’s the 9th Annual DRINK & DRAW!  Come create some great memories, buy some great art and help us raise money for TEAM CUL DE SAC and Parkinson’s research!

 

SATURDAY JUNE 15TH

11:00 AM

Room 203B

ALL AGES PANEL TURNS 37 (old enough to know better)

We’re in a golden age of comics for kids and teenagers. Why have all-ages comics become such a dominant force in the industry? What are the unique challenges of creating and marketing comics for different age groups? JOEY WEISER, NAOMI FRANQUIZ, TED NAIFEH, ANDY RUNTON, and JUNE BRIGMAN talk with moderator AARON KASHTAN about the past, present and future of comics for younger readers.

 

11:00 am

Room 206

COMICS CAN HELP YOU BE A BETTER ALLY

Part of being an ally is learning about the lives and perspectives of people who don’t look like you. From discussing lexicon to sharing experiences, there are comics to help educate and inform. Join the hosts of DIVERSITY ISSUES Podcast as they talk about comics that can help on the journey of being an ally.

 

11:00 AM

Room 208B

THE BLACK THUMB SOCIETY

MOOD! SHADOWS!

EMBELLISHMENT! How do they do it? We’re going to find out how: MARK EVANIER talks to some of the best who have made inking the most underrated and important part of comic storytelling: KLAUS JANSON, JOHN BEATTY, and MIKE ROYER.

 

11:00 AM

Room 209/210

CARTOONIST KAYFABE ORIGINS

Our faithless moderator Chris Brennaman talks to the wildly talented creative folk behind CARTOONIST KAYFABE podcast—JIM RUGG and ED PISKOR—we’ve heard that they also make their own comics from time to time.

 

12:00 pm

Room 201/202

SCAD WORKSHOP III:

An Introduction to Storyboards” with RAY GOTO

Storyboards are a great way to communicate an idea, allowing everyone on your team to have the same vision. This workshop will be an introduction to visual storytelling. Storyboards save time and money and help prevent mistakes on your production. Open to all skill levels.

 

12:00 pm

Room 203A

QUEERLY FEMTASTIC: CELEBRATING QUEER FEMALE REPRESENTATION IN COMICS  

Geeks OUT presents a sit down with queer & ally artists/creators TAMRA BONVILLAIN, NAOMI FRANQUIZ, EMMETT HELEN and others TBA to discuss the importance of queer female representation in comics. We’ll explore our panelists’ influences, what draws them to Strong Female Characters, and why intersectionality is paramount to the future of comics.

 

12:30 pm

Room 203B

THE OWLY HOOTIN’ANNY

It’s time for a HOOTIN’anny! Join moderator, HEATHER PEAGLER, super Librarian friend, JENNIE LAW, and OWLY creator, ANDY RUNTON for a fun filled hour of crafts, drawing, and entertainment.  This ALL AGES panel will be a good time for the whole family. We kindly request that an adult attend with any child under the age of twelve.

 

12:30 pm

Room 208A

COLOR COMMENTARY,

PART THE FIRST

Another GREAT HeroesCon, another GREAT “Color Commentary”! Moderator GREG MATIASEVICH (Multiversity Comics) has lined up colorists NICK FILARDI, LAURA MARTIN, and RICO RENZI for another roundtable on the theory and practice of coloring comics in today’s industry.

 

12:30 pm

Room 208A

SKETCH-OFF WITH GARCIA-LOPEZ, WEEKS & PELLETIER

Every year this is one of the best panels!!! Three GREAT artists: JOSE LUIS GARCIA LOPEZ, LEE WEEKS, and PAUL PELLETIER talk about their craft, answer questions and draw up some fine artwork on the spot—whilst you WATCH!

 

12:30pm

Room 208B

THE MARVEL AGE:

How Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko Reinvented Superhero Comics in the 1960s

Superheroes have existed since at least 1938, but in the early to mid-1960s, at a low-rent company perpetually on the brink of closing its doors, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko reinvented the way superhero stories were told. MIKE KOBRE along with MARK EVANIER, STEVE SAFFEL and CRAIG YOE will explore how that happened, who deserves credit for these innovations, and what it all means for us now.

 

1:30 pm

Room 201/202

SCAD WORKSHOP  IV

Experimental Storytelling techniques:

BRIAN RALPH talks about the storytelling techniques that use the comics medium in new ways and how he used them for his Eisner nominated book Cave-in and his soon to be a Netflix series Daybreak. Workshop attendees will also draw their own unique story following the lecture.

 

1:30 pm

Room 206

ORGANIZED CHAOS

Organized chaos on the page! Join a discussion moderated by ADAM DAUGHHETEE (Dollar Bin Productions) with NATHAN FOX, BRIAN HURTT, and ALEXIS ZIRITT to learn how they turn crazy, action filled script pages into beautiful comprehensible visual storytelling.

 

1:30 pm

Room 207CD

KRAVEN’S LAST PANEL

JASON WHEATLEY sits down with the entire creative team responsible for one of the all-time great Spider-man storylines, KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT: J.M. DEMATTEIS, MIKE ZECK, BOB MCLEOD and RICK PARKER.

 

1:30 PM

Room 209/210

CARTOONIST KAYFABE SPOTLIGHT: BILL SIENKIEWICZ

YouTube’s Cartoonist Kayfabe welcomes BILL SIENKIEWICZ. ED PISKOR and JIM RUGG talk to the legendary and influential creator about Elektra: Assassin, Big Numbers, New Mutants, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, NYC in the 80s, multimedia, commercial art, indie comics, and more! Sienkiewicz expanded the comics landscape with his experimental and unique approach to the form. We’re going to talk about his experiences, what inspired him, and how comics have evolved!

 

2:00pm

Room 203B

QuickDraw—A HeroesCon tradition with your host: FANCY PANTS!!

We give you #2 pencils and Bristol board; you give us 20 minutes and your feverish inspiration. Then we have an Art Instructor judge the results and we, in turn, give the winner some fabulous prizes. It’s a win-win. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the following age categories 0-10, 11-15, and 16 to 99. The QuickDraw is held on all three days, so we need those pencils back!!

 

2:00 pm

Room 208B

THE ART OF COVER COMPOSITION

Comic book covers are in the midst of a creative renaissance. Join moderator MARK EVANIER as he talks with some of comics’ most innovative illustrators – COLLEEN DORAN, JENNY FRISON, TULA LOTAY, and VANESA DEL REY. Learn techniques, tricks of the trade, and how these creators go about crafting their unique covers.

 

3:00pm

Room 203A

GOON 20th ANNIVERSARY

JOE RAUCH (Heroes’ answer to Franky), celebrates the 20th anniversary of modern classic The Goon with its creator (writer, artist and publisher) ERIC POWELL, and upcoming series artist BRETT PARSON.

 

3:00pm

Room 203B

MY LITTLE PONY

As the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV show winds down, it’s time to talk about the brilliant and groundbreaking comics MLP has inspired. KATIE COOK, ANDY PRICE and JEREMY WHITLEY talk with moderator Aaron Kashtan about IDW’s My Little Pony comics and their effect on the industry.

 

3:00pm

Room 206

Teaching Comics Series:

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO COMICS

MIKE PHOENIX Ed.D. (St. Louis Public Schools) and DAN YEZBICK Ph.D. (St. Louis Community College at Wildwood) join moderator SHAWN DAUGHHETEE (Dollar Bin Productions) to discuss taking a multidisciplinary approach to comics studies. With books like the Eisner nominated Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies by Marc Singer, current methods of comics scholarship are brought into question. We will take a deep dive into what a multidisciplinary approach looks like, how that differs from previous scholarship, and the future of comics studies.

 

3:00pm

Room 207AB

BEYOND WORK FOR HIRE: FUNDING

Creator-owned comics through KICKSTARTER, PATREON and MORE

Crowdfunding allows artists and writers to connect directly with consumers, putting comics and graphic novels in their hands with or without the help of a publisher. But how do they do it? Discover the whys, the hows, and the lessons learned in funding creator-owned comics from the pros who do it: KARL KESEL, MONICA GALLAGHER, DARRYL BANKS, RICH TOMMASO, and RON RANDALL in discussion moderator Terence Dollard (Host, Comic Culture Television).

 

3:00pm

Room 209/210

RETURN TO RIVERDALE: EIGHT DECADES WITH ARCHIE’S PALS & GALS

The HeroesCon Mega-panel returns!!                                              

Join BEN TOWLE, JENNIE LAW and CRAIG FISCHER for a mega-panel on all things ARCHIE and Archie-adjacent! Special attractions include a live interview with artist FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA on Afterlife with Archie, Bill Woggon and paper doll culture, an analysis of parodies—some in good taste, some not–of Archie and the gang, and a video with KAY CLOPTON of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum about the Library’s recent acquisition of Dan DeCarlo’s original art. PLUS, other surprises in store too!

 

3:30 pm

Room 208A

THE MARK, SERGIO, and STAN SHOW

MARK EVANIER, SERGIO ARAGONES, and STAN SAKAI bring you the long-running, award-winning comic featuring the mendicantic (a triple score Scrabble word!), fraying and slaying GROO THE WANDERER with his faithful dog Rufferto. If you’ve never been to a GROO panel before, you are in for a treat. Don’t miss it!

 

3:30pm

Room 208B

CELEBRATING THE LEGION of SUPER-HEROES

KEITH GIFFEN,  JOE STATON, GREG LAROQUE talk with LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES fanatic NANCY NORTHCOTT about the enduring allure of everyone’s favorite super-hero club. Careful! That chair you are plopped down on may just be Chameleon Boy. Sadly, Proty II perished in a similar ‘sitting’ incident a few Cons back.

 

4:00pm

Room 207CD

COSPLAY – IS IT WORTH IT?

Help battle internet trolls and self-doubt with our panel dedicated to cosplay and how it can create a great community built on friendship, learning to know your own worth no matter what your skill level, and how even the negatives can be turned into positives. MODERATOR: Scott Brunson

PANELISTS: The Clown Prince of Charlotte, Qu-tipie Cosplay, and Jorrun Cosplay.

 

4:30pm

Room 203A

THE ART AND STORYTELLING OF ARCHER

Artists KEVIN MELLON and NEAL HOLMAN come together with SHAWN DAUGHHETEE (Dollar Bin Productions) to talk about the art, storytelling, and ever-changing landscape of the award-winning TV show Archer. REMEMBER to clean up after yourselves. That’s how you get ants.

 

4:30pm

Room 207AB

COLOR COMMENTARY, PART THE SECOND

And lo, there shall be another “Color Commentary” panel, dispensing wisdom and answering your questions about the theory and practice of coloring comics in today’s industry. Moderator GREG MATIASEVICH (Multiversity Comics) has lined up colorists MARISSA LOUISE, TAMRA BONVILLAIN, NOLAN WOODARD, and MATT WILSON for another roundtable.

 

5:00 PM

Room 208B

ALL HAIL JACK KIRBY

He was a visionary, a great artist with an unlimited imagination and above all else he was a great and gentle man with a legacy as teeming as the Cosmos. Come celebrate the KING with MARK EVANIER and our guests  MIKE ROYER, JOHN MORROW, JIM AMASH, and from the KIRBY MUSEUM, RAND HOPPE and TOM KRAFT. Don’t ask, just sit down and enjoy!

 

6:00 pm CONVENTION FLOOR CLOSES

 

7:30 p.m. The ART AUCTION

is now open — come over to the WESTIN GRAND BALLROOM and spend some hard-earned scratch on some great original art. Bidding begins at 8:00, but the gawking begins now!  

 

SUNDAY JUNE 16TH

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!!

 

12:00 pm

Room 203A

SUPER-MONSTERS – Genre mash!

We love Horror comics as much as we love Super hero comics. JOE RAUCH sits down with KELLEY JONES, YANICK PAQUETTE, STEVE MANNION, and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA—artists who DO BOTH at the same time, and do so brilliantly.

 

12:00 pm

Room 203B

A CELEBRATION OF WONDER WOMAN.

Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (DC Comics Before Superman), COLLEEN DORAN, prolific comics artist and writer, and CHRISTIE MARSTON, granddaughter of William Moulton Marston creator of Wonder Woman discuss why we love the character from the aspects of the mythical origins, history and art of Wonder Woman.  

 

12:00 pm

Room 206

MEET BETTY BROWN Ph.G.

Hogan’s Alley editor TOM HEINTJES recently discovered BETTY BROWN, pharmacist and the comics’ first degreed female and you can learn about her amazing career and her place in comics history.  We’ll discuss the evolution of the working woman in comics and you’ll see gorgeous artwork by cartooning legends Zack Mosley and Boody Rogers, much of it unseen for decades. So, if you only see one druggist while you’re at HeroesCon, make it Betty Brown!  

 

12:00 pm

Room 207CD

AN HOUR (OR SO) WITH NEAL ADAMS

JASON WHEATLEY sits down with the man, the myth – NEAL ADAMS. Mr. Adams will update us on his myriad of new projects and then we will take questions from the audience.

 

12:00 pm

Room 208A

IN FRAZETTA’S SHADOW

MARK EVANIER sits down with TOM GRINDBERG and CARY NORD—two artists known for their incredible interpretations of Burroughs and Howard characters—to discuss their influences and techniques, and the timelessness of Frank Frazetta.

 

12:00 pm

Room 209/210

CARTOONIST KAYFABE: ACTION AUTEURS – ED PISKOR, JIM RUGG, MICHEL FIFFE, CHARLES FORSMAN

From self-published genre comics to red carpets, cartoonists ED PISKOR, JIM RUGG, MICHEL FIFFE and CHARLES FORSMAN make comics their way – writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, and telling the stories that they want to tell. Today their comics are published by Marvel, Image, Fantagraphics, IDW, Little Brown, and Netflix – but they’re still making comics their way!

 

12:30pm

Room 201/202

SCAD WORKSHOP V—

Storytelling through Environments, Character and Prop Design!

Professor and Comic Artist ROBERT ATKINS (GI Joe: A Real American Hero) will demonstrate how Character Design, Props and Environments all play a part in telling an effective story. Professor Atkins will explain his comic creation process for properties such as G.I. JOE, Amazing Spider-man, Venom, and more!

 

1:30pm

Room 203A

ROMANCING THE SUPER HEROES

Romance writers GAIL Z MARTIN, ALEXANDRA CHASTAIN and your faithful moderator NANCY NORTHCOTT dish on superhero romances in comics and onscreen. Come join the discussion!

 

1:30pm

Room 203B

QuickDraw—A HeroesCon tradition

We give you #2 pencils and Bristol board; you give us 20 minutes and your feverish inspiration. Then we have an Art Instructor judge the results and we, in turn, give the winner some fabulous prizes. It’s a win-win. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the following age categories 0-10, 11-15, and 16 to 99. The QuickDraw is held EVERY YEAR, so we need those pencils back!

 

1:30 pm

Room 206

DIVERSE COMICS FOR KIDS

A child’s self-esteem is highly influenced by whether or not they see themselves reflected in the stories that they see and hear. Children that are exposed to diverse stories develop a greater sense of empathy for the world that they inhabit. We’ll talk about selecting comics for young readers and give our recommendations of some diverse comics for kids from pre-school through middle school.

 

1:30 pm

Room 207AB

AN HOUR with CHARLES VESS and BILL SIENKIEWICZ

One is known for faerie fantasies, the other for psychedelic phantasmagoria. What happens when legendary artists CHARLES VESS and BILL SIENKIEWICZ share a stage together?  Honestly, we don’t know . . . but moderator GREG MATIASEVICH (Multiversity Comics) is itching to find out! US too!

 

1:30 pm

Room 207CD

SUPERMAN

After enduring decades of purple prose, rainbow kryptonite and the sheer weight of the evil Weisingera, they Byrned him and then they killed him and then they fixed him up with Teri Hatcher. Despite all this, SUPERMAN lives on stronger than ever. MARK EVANIER sits down with some of the many great talents who continue to shape everyone’s favorite alien: TOM GRUMMETT, STEVE EPTING, JERRY ORDWAY, and MATT FRACTION.  

 

1:30 pm

Room 208A

LATOUR LIVE DRAW(L)

Honorary Hero JASON LATOUR (Southern Bastards, Spider-Gwen) continues his yearly tradition of conversing and drawing with talented artist friends he handpicks from our guest list. There’s always great insight into how comics are made, and always surprises at this entertaining panel. Additional guests TBD.

 

1:30 pm

Room 209/210

AN HOUR WITH STAN SAKAI

One of our favorite cartoonists STAN SAKAI (Usagi Yojimbo) sits down with another of our favorites, Crogan’s own CHRIS SCHWEIZER to talk about cartooning, swordplay and lettering!

 

2:00 pm

Room 201/202

DONALD AULT, IN MEMORIAM

DONALD AULT, a writer and teacher who helped to establish comics studies as an academic discipline, passed away in April. CRAIG FISCHER and AARON KASHTAN lead this panel that commemorates his life, his work and examines his effects on comics studies and comics fandom.

 

3:00 pm

Room 201/202

THE SUPER-HERO MOVIE: SPOILER-ALERT ALERT

After the grand guignol that was Avengers: Endgame, we think it’s time to sit down and discuss the Superhero films that have overtaken popular culture. What were the best, what were the worst, what individual movies stand on their own? Please join us for a wild discussion—where we will solve nothing and get absolutely nowhere but have fun on the way! Everyone is invited. What a great way to end the weekend! Bring us your tired, your grouchy, your over-stimulated….Hosted by JERE S THOMAS.

 

ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT:

6:00 pm CONVENTION ENDS

We’ll see you back here next year. Just wait ‘til you see what we have planned for HeroesCon 2020, June 19-21!

Cancellations: Sean Beck, Andy Bellanger, Allen Bellman, Thomas Boatwright, Andrew Buck, Brendan Cahill, Eric Canete, Ryan Cody, Denys Cowan, J Robert Deans, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Joey Ellis, Chris Giarusso, Scott Godlewski, Gene Gonzales, Daniel Leister, Megan Levens, Mike Maihack, John McCrea, Tom Palmer, Joe Pekar, Ramon Perez, Rod Reis, Zack Soto, Christopher Sebela, Brian Smith, Sarah Stern, John Timms, John Van Fleet, Mark Waid, David Walker, Chip Zdarsky 

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