10:30am – 11:00am “Outsourcing and Collaborating with Others”GALLERY
Working in comics requires wearing many hats at times, and sometimes the work can be daunting. Sometimes it’s just better to collaborate. Listen in as Bryan Douglas with “Pathway Comics” and Joseph Schiller discuss ways that they use to outsource work and find collaborators for their work.
11:00am – 12:00pm“Let’s Play Matchy Matchy!” REC ROOM
Do you love playing quick and easy card games like “Uno”? Then it’s about time you check out the latest card game “Matchy Matchy” from Brock’s Play Games. All you have to do is match the shape of the same color or not of the same color. Score higher than your opponent to win! Come on over and play a free demo! Space is limited so make sure you head out early.
11:05am – 11:35am“Juggling Life and Comics”GALLERY
If you dream of making comics but lack the energy because let’s face it life seems to always find a way to get in the way, then this panel is perfect for you. Join in as Phillip Macarthur with “The Adventurer’s Guild” and Miguel Ramirez chat about ways that they use to juggle their everyday life and their artistic endeavor for creating comics.
11:40pm – 12:40pm“Representing Underserved Cultures Through Comics” GALLERY
Kevin Garcia with Monomythic, Robert, Rivera Padro with “Combustible Monkey Comics”, Rick Rivera Padro with Combustible Monkey Comics, and Leonce Hall III 50Fifty Comix tackle the important topic for creating comics that highlight cultures that hardly get the spotlight in comics and what they’re doing to fix that.
12:45pm – 1:45pm“How to Deal with Creative Burnout”GALLERY
For all those creatives that have found their groove, but are now struggling to keep theirselves motivated, because let’s face it, creative burnout is a thing. Come join in on the discussion with Isaiah Broussard with “Brass Comics”, Telly Diamantis, Pizo Meyer with “Ink the Blink Publishing”, and Mena Baldwin with “Humble Frog Illustrations” as they discuss ways to deal with this unspoken fatigue.
1:00pm – 3:00pm “Let’s Play Feast of Olympians!” REC ROOM
Build your deck with fierce monsters, weapons and heroes to conquer your foes in the epic game inspired by Greek mythology! What do you have to lose? It’s a free demo by Brock’s Play Games. Space is limited so be sure to come early to reserve your spot!
1:50pm – 2:50pm“How to get Your Comic Kicked and Started” GALLERY
Our “Guest of Honor” Benn Dunn with Antarctic Press (creator of Warrior Nunn, Tommorrow Girl and Ninja Highschool), and Ex-ex-Marvel writer and researcher Kevin Garcia (creator of the indie title “Teoatl”) discuss ways in which you can crowdfund your comic. Who better to give this advice than the two veteran rockstars, who have had booming success with their title launches. Bring a notepad and take vigilant notes; this is a talk you will not want to miss out on! Their advice will go a long way in your journey to funding your comic.
2:55pm – 3:55pm“How to be a Successful YouTuber”GALLERY
Looking to start a YouTube channer to start a show, blog or just bring out some brand awareness. You won’t want to miss out on the tricks that professionals in the industry use. Bradley Smith with Combo Panda graces us with his presence, and comes bearing pearls of wisdom that applies to all creatives in this independent industry.
4:05pm – 4:35pm“Starting Your Own Comic”GALLERY
Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. If you’re planning on creating your own comic but find yourself with more questions than answers then this panel is for you. Tune in to with Brian Salinas from the Geeky Patriot and Claude Powell from CDPOWELLMEDIA as they discuss the hurdles and tips on how to cross them.
4:30pm – 6:00pm“The Geeks of Comedy Stand-up Show!” REC ROOM
Tune into your geeky side, and sit back and enjoy some laughs with Bradley Smith and his crew “the Geeks of Comedy” as they turn the latest in geek culture into a work of comedy bliss,
4:40pm – 6:00pm“Protect Your Creativity Legally!”GALLERY
Wondering what the legal implications are for your creative works? Would you like any help with figuring out what steps are needed to protect your work? Join the University of Houston Law Center’s Entertainment Law Clinic they guide you through protecting and registering copyrights and discuss the legal issues that face authors, illustrators, brand owners, and fan art enthusiasts. This panel will be divided in two sessions where there will not only be a discussion covering the topic, but they will also walk you through some of the steps needed,