Oh my lovely people who are also going to the Nerd Prom that is Comic Con! Won’t you come and say hello?
Thursday, July 12
1:00-2:00 Progressive Politics in Comics— Can comics still inspire real-world change? Susie Cagle (AlterNet), Cecil Castellucci (The Year of the Beasts), Shannon Watters (Adventure Time), Stan Mack (Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels: A History in Comics of the American Revolution), and a surprise guest or two discuss the history and future of politically progressive comics with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics). Room 32AB
Friday, July 13
11:30-12:30 Remixed Fairy Tales and Superhero Lore— Between this year’s Mirror Mask and Snow White and the Huntsman and forthcoming retellings of Beauty and the Beast and Hansel and Gretel — not to mention recent reexaminations such as Soon I Shall Be Invincible and The Magicians — the mythology of fairy tales and superheroes is embedded in our popular culture. But some of the characters aren’t quite what they used to be. Discuss the enduring power of these archetypes and how they can also be reinterpreted with panelists Sarah Maas (Throne of Glass), Marissa Meyer (Cinder), Rae Carson (The Girl of Fire and Thorns), Paul Tobin (Prepare to Die), Tom King (A Once Crowded Sky), Michael Scott (The Enchantress), Tracy Hickman (Wayne of Gotham), and Cecil Castellucci (The Year of the Beasts). Moderated by David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 5AB
Sunday, July 15
11am Signing The Year of the Beasts w/ Nate Powell Macmillan Children’s booth 1220
12:00-1:00 Kids Draw!— How do comics get made? Find out in this interactive program where kids create their own characters that four graphic novelists will integrate into a story. With authors Zack Giallongo (Broxo), Dave Roman and John Green (Teen Boat!), and Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware!). Moderated by Cecil Castellucci (LA Review of Books). Room 11AB