Mormons Making Comics Mormons have been making and publishing comics since , and today there are more Mormons in the comic business than ever before. Panelist Travis Hanson Bean Leaf Press , Bethany and Jefferson Stancliffe Beth and Beets , Andres Salazar Pariah Missouri , and others will share their unique insight into the intersection of Mormonism and comics and where they see this medium and their faith going in the future. Raising Fankids: Teaching Young Geeks to be Self-Confident and Successful Pasquale Piro middle-school teacher, father of two hosts a panel with Alissa Piro high school teacher, mother of two , Brandon Maze high school teacher , Jordan Harcharek high school student , and Anabel Lee Krebs high school student discussing techniques and experiences that help kids grow up nerdy without the negative connotation.
Even devout fans are bound to learn something new. Her first novel for adults, Ninth House, will be released on October 1. Erin Morgenstern is the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, which has sold millions of copies around the world and been translated into 37 languages. Her new novel, The Starless Sea, will be released on November 5.
Leigh and Erin discuss writing fantasy for all ages, astrology, supporting woman-owned businesses, giant cups of tea, and so much more. Stories That Put Your Heart in Your Throat Experience the chills and thrills of these authors' works as they craft breathless prose that will have readers turning the pages at lightning speed. Thursday July 18, pm - pm Horton Grand Theatre.
This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining representation, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical examples and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry.
Also on hand will be an entertainment lawyer to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood!
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Stay to the end for some exclusive prizes and cool announcements. Thursday July 18, pm - pm Hall H. They'll premiere a sizzle reel with never-before-seen footage. What does the future hold for the continuing series about the toys that we all know? Hear from show creator Brian Volk-Weiss, eP Robin Henry, producer Richard Mayerik, editor Nick Ferrell, and production manager Jackie Palombo, and get an exclusive look ahead, along with a peek behind the curtain of season 3.
Thursday July 18, pm - pm Room 6A. UDON Entertainment Celebrating another groundbreaking year of publishing the best video game and anime art books and manga from Japan and all over the world, UDON's chief Erik Ko is joined by director of publishing Matt Moylan to talk about all the new and exciting projects that UDON is going to offer in the coming months. Thursday July 18, pm - pm Room 8. From voice recognition commands to smart watches, our world is beginning to look like the sci-fi shows that have long intrigued us.
What do some of America's smartest people think will be next? American Mensa, the high IQ society, hosts a panel of writers, academics, and sci-fi fans in a discussion on what the future may hold. John Putman professor and Star Trek expert , Dr.
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Watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tricks of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life. Thursday July 18, pm - pm Room 6DE. Evil Exclusive Screening and Panel Evil is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion.
The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there's a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Please join series stars Katja Herbers , Mike Colter , Aasif Mandvi, and Michael Emerson, along with co-creators and executive producers Robert King and Michelle King for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode followed by a panel discussion.
Moderated by Lynette Rice from Entertainment Weekly. Evil will air Thursdays this fall on CBS. Thursday July 18, pm - pm Ballroom Thursday July 18, pm - pm Marriott Grand Ballroom 6. Are You There, Gods? It's Us, the Protagonists While creators are technically the gods of their universes, for all intents and purposes, sometimes their creations include deities and religious systems. Authors discuss whether or not they choose to include gods in their world-building, whether or not they were inspired by real life in creating their worlds' gods, religions, or magic systems, and their methods in developing those aspects of the stories.
Careers in Geek Fashion Fans can express what they love and connect with most in pop culture through fashion. From clothing to jewelry, options continue to grow each year as the industry expands and fans can be more than just consumers of it.
These cease-and-desist letters broke the fourth wall in a way that is now unavoidable, given the public awareness of legal machinations due to the weaponization of social media and the internet. Comics Censorship in Learn how comics are under attack and what you can do to help! From lawsuits against schools for using LGBTQ comics to intimidation of manga readers by customs authorities and persecution of cartoonists around the world, comics censorship remains an urgent problem.
CBLDF experts showcase the current censorship landscape at this riveting and informative presentation. A dedicated cadre of individuals across the globe work in tandem to create translated editions for international audiences. Comic book women have been kicking ass across panels and pages for decades. But what is the secret sauce that makes some of these characters take off and others fall flat? Flipping the Script for Newbies Writers create dialogue, and now they are in control of the dialogue in this new landscape of agentless writers and community staffing boosts.
Leaders in the Solidarity Challenge and boosting movements will give advice on opportunities, hashtagging, mixers, and how to utilize the many platforms and resources available to writers at all levels. Moderated by Ken Choy GizmoPorn. Moderated by Gears' franchise narrative lead Bonnie Jean Mah The Coalition , this panel will give fans insight into what's to come from one of the biggest sagas in gaming. Tim will be joined by actor and writer Austin Grant Midsommar, Yellowstone, Wind River , as well as a special celebrity guest, talking film, TV, and comedy. They are fans of each others' work and now collaborators!
Pumpkinheads comes out from Rainbow and Faith this August. It's a tender and hilarious romantic comedy set in a pumpkin patch, and it's Rainbow's first original graphic novel. Hear these two in conversation prior to the release. Look back at the five years of adventures the intrepid Atlantis team encountered through the gate. View exclusive clips and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, and hear surprise panelists tell you their personal anecdotes from the set!greaterumhyfi.tk
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State of the Tabletop Industry Tony Serebriany, Justin Gary, Scott Gaeta, Elisa Teague, and Satine Phoenix, working in different roles in publishing, design, and media in the tabletop industry discuss growing trends, the changing market landscape, and how Kickstarter, Twitch, and social media are changing the shape of the industry.
Table Talks Learn about various programs and initiatives librarians have successfully offered communities using comics and pop culture to increase literacy and build community connections.
You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant. Film critic Leonard Maltin is the ultimate movie fan and his reviews are legendary. It's a conversation between battling beliefs. Perhaps best known for his eponymous annual book of movie capsule reviews , Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, which was published from to , Leonard and his daughter Jessie Maltin, who together host the Maltin on Movies podcast, are willing to take on all comers who have a gripe over one of Leonard's reviews.
Marquess of Queensbury rules will be enforced, but anyone who wants to have a lively discussion is welcome to spar verbally with America's best-known film critic. Hear from this panel of judges and lawyers as they journey into legal tales to astonish of how Dr. A panel of true believers including U. Born and bred in Hong Kong, the multifaceted Stanley wears different hats as an illustrator, designer, concept artist, creative director, and co-founder of Imaginary Friends Studios, a world-acclaimed digital art studio that produces high-quality artworks for the likes of Capcom, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and other giants in the entertainment and gaming industry.
Presently, Stanley and his IFS partners are running a full-time diploma course in Digital Design and Illustration for aspiring artists worldwide, in collaboration with 3dsense Media School Singapore. Nazi and Allied propaganda art was used in many ways with devastating results. Holocaust victims drew what they saw, and this was the universal language that told the stories of the Holocaust as it happened.
There will be a video presentation of Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax who survived three concentration camps including Auschwitz; mother of Sandra. Ruth passed last year, but her original video from Comic-Con will be presented. Moderated by Stephen D. Care and Nurturing of Someone Else's Universe What are the responsibilities and opportunities writers embrace when writing about iconic characters in universes created by someone else, whether an individual or a corporation?