Kent State’s Wonder Woman Symposium

September 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio, Top Stories

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Press Release:

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the comic book super heroine Wonder Woman in 2016, Kent State University and the Cleveland Public Library will partner to celebrate the intersections of public literacy, comics, and feminism in a jointly sponsored symposium. The 2016 Wonder Woman Symposium partners two powerful public institutions in Northeast Ohio, taking up the historical trends that have changed the world of comics, American popular culture, and feminism. Centering on the figure of Wonder Woman and her heirs, this symposium will feature plenary addresses by major creators in the industry and historians of the comics world, and workshops by comics creators on creating graphic narratives and comics. This forum seeks to highlight both regional and national talent. Our celebration of Wonder Woman’s anniversary pays respect to “herstory” while recognizing her perpetual relevance to our present day, and beyond.

This conference is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this conference do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

FULL SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016

Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland OH 44114

6:00-7:30pm

  • Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (via skype), Creative team of Harley Quinn, Starfire, and Harley Quinn and Power Girl
  • Phil Jimenez, Writer/Artist of Wonder Woman and Superwoman, and artist of Astonishing X-Men, New X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man and The Invisibles

Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop, 17462 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111

8:00-10:00pm- Artist and Author Book Signing with Phil Jimenez, Cameron Stewart and other comics creators

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland OH 44114

3:00-4:45pm

  • Joan Ormrod, Co-editor of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and co-editor of Superheroes and Identities
  • Cameron Stewart, Writer/Artist of Batgirl, Motor Crush and artist of Batman and Robin and Fight Club 2

5:00-6:00pm- Trina Robbins,  Author of The Great Women Superheroes, Wonder Woman, and editor of Babes in Arms and The Complete Wimmen’s Comix

6:00-6:45pm- Roundtable Discussion with Presenters

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016

Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland OH 44114

9:00-9:30am- Coffee provided by Rising Star

9:30-10:45am- Genevieve Valentine, Author of Catwoman, Xena: Warrior Princess and the novels The Girls at the Kingfisher Club and Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti

11:00am-12:15pm- Carol Tilley, Author of “Seducing the Innocent: Fredric Wertham and the Falsifications That Helped Condemn Comics” and a Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards Judge

12:15-2:00pm- Lunch and Wonder Woman Record Breaking Event (at the Eastman Garden)

2:00-3:15pm- Laura Siegel, Daughter of Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman. A former correspondent for CNN, she has won over 100 awards including 13 Emmys and 8 New York Festival Awards

3:30-4:45pm- Peter Coogan, Director of the Institute for Comics Studies and author of Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre and co-editor of What is a Superhero?

5:00-5:45pm- Roundtable Discussion with Presenters

6:00-6:45pm- Meet and Greet with Presenters

DC – Kingsway West #1 Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at Big Planet Comics to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ Kingsway West #1 on Sunday, August 28th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM!

About Kingsway West #1:
“After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.”

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Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
202-342-1961

PA – Kingsway West #1 Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at Amalgam Comics to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ Kingsway West #1 on Saturday, August 27th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!

About Kingsway West #1:
“After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.”

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

DE – Kingsway West #1 Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at The Comic Book Shop to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ Kingsway West #1 on Saturday, August 27th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM!

About Kingsway West #1:
“After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.”

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

MD – Kingsway West #1 Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at Third Eye Comics on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to sign KINGSWAY WEST from Dark Horse Comics!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

NY – Kingsway West Launch Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at Fourth World Comics to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ Kingsway West #1 on Wednesday, August 24th from 6-8 pm!

Fourth World Comics
33 Route 111, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-366-4440

NYC – Kingsway West #1 Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ Kingsway West #1 on Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 pm!

Kingsway West #1:

“After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.”

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

NY – Kingsway West Signing

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Writer Greg Pak and artist Sean Chen sign at Grasshopper’s Comics on Saturday July 30th from noon till 1:00 PM!

Grasshopper’s Comics
76 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, NY 11596
(516) 741-5724

CA – Monstress Signing

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Writer MARJORIE LIU (Han Solo, Astonishing X-Men) and artist SANA TAKEDA (Ms. Marvel, X-23) appear at Books Inc. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00pm!

Press Release:

New York Times-bestselling author Marjorie Liu shares the first installment in her new gripping graphic novel series, Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening. Described as “a delight” by Neil Gaiman, Marjorie and illustrator Sana Takeda have created a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk that will have readers highly anticipating the next book in the series. Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. Illustrator Sana Takeda will be joining Marjorie for this very special evening.

Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
510.525.7777

SF – Monstress Signing

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Comix Experience welcomes MARJORIE LIU and SANA TAKEDA on July 27th, 2016 (Sana is coming all the way from Japan!!)! They will be doing a free signing in celebration of their beautiful comic MONSTRESS. The signing will commence at 5:00 PM and go until 7:30 PM, to be followed by a book club meeting! If you would like to take part in the meeting, you can join the club at the website.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

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