With Long Beach Comic Expo fast approaching, promoters Martha Donato and Phil Lawrence have released the schedule for the convention. Keep Saturday, May 11th open. Check it out!
COMIC EXPO PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE!
PINK FIVE SCREENING 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Don’t miss the screening of the highly anticipated fan film, Star Wars, The Pink Five Saga, by Trey Stokes!
BUILDING YOUR COMIC BOOK COLLECTION 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join Bob Bretall (from ComicSpectrum.com) and owner of a collection on 88,000+ comics and related ephemera that he’s currently having considered by Guinness for the record “World’s Largest Privately Owned Comics Collection” as he talks about tips and tricks for building up your own comics collection. Ways to buy both new comics and back issues (in shops, over the internet, digital.) Learn how to organize, track & store your collection. Discover ways to specialize your collecting to make it more fun for you and give your collection that personal touch. In 40+ years of collecting, Bob has seen or heard just about everything about collecting comics!
BARBARA KESEL – WHERE DO IDEAS COME FROM? 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
For artists and writers who get “stuck”! Veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (MLP:FIM MICRO #4 FLUTTERSHY) brings proven tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those blocked brain cells and deadline demons!
JUST ADDED! JESSE SNIDER – I DON’T KNOW $#!+ ABOUT COMICS1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
IDKS, Created by writer Jesse Snider and featuring friendly faces from across the comics world, is “Comics 101” meets “Geek Culture For Dummies” designed to send you back out onto the con floor and into the world with a better understanding of comics and what you’re looking at!
BEYOND CLICHES – CREATING AWESOME FEMALE CHARACTERS FOR COMICS, FILM, & VIDEO GAMES 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Join us in exploring the past, present, and the future of female character creation for comics and video games. We’ll examine the traps of common tropes, clichés, and stereotypes while discussing how content creators can create wonderful, relatable, and realistic female characters. Panelist include Neo Edmund (Red Riding, Rise of the Werewolf Huntress), Steve Sears (Xena Warrior Princess, Sheena), Barbara Randall Kesel (Meridian, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), plus additional guest.
FULL TIME WORK ON A PART TIME SCHEDULE 2:00 pm- 2:45 pm
Learn the secrets to using part-time collaboration to achieve full-time results! No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, costuming /cosplay), “breaking in” has never been more apt a term than in today’s media and is a full time job, especially if you have only part-time hours to accomplish it. What will be discussed is how to approach organizing ANY group with a goal from hobbits to professional purposes, thus it applies to any interest of geek or creative culture.
TURBIE THE DUCK READING WITH RICH ARONS 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Join Emmy Award winning writer Rich Arons as he thrills all ages with his Turbie the Duck® book!
NOBILITY SERIES PANEL 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
You won’t want to miss this exciting panel about the “Nobility” a brand new sci-fi dramedy dubbed “The Office” in space featuring Actress Claudia Christian, Director Neil Johnson, and Actor/Writer E.J. De la Pena. On this panel details of the project’s Kickstarter, the story, and the people involved will be discussed as well as how fans can take ownership of sci-fi.
COSTUMING PANEL HOW-TO WITH THE 501ST LEGION 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
What does it take to be a costumed member of the 501st Legion? We will be talking about obtaining the “armor” and all of the necessary steps to putting a costume together to fit the individual costumer.
RICH ARONS WORKSHOP 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join Emmy winning writer/producer/director animator of Tiny Toons, Animaniacs and Freakazoid, Toonsylvania, and the author of Turbie the Turtle-Duck® books as he shows you the tricks of the trade and you watch as he creates an original piece! Extra fee applies, please inquire at the Lobby Registration Desk for details.
Ever wanted to play the voice of your favorite anime character? Are you curious about the process of voice acting? Have you ever thought to yourself, “I could do better than that!” Well now’s your chance! Join veteran voice actor Crispin Freeman in a dubbing workshop where you get to learn how the professionals voice act in anime! Volunteers will be able to get up and try their hand at voice acting to picture using the same equipment the studios use! Crispin will personally direct the participants in the workshop, revealing to both them and the audience the techniques he’s developed over 14 years in voice acting.
TERRY NAUGHTON WORKSHOP 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Terry Naughton, Storyboard artist for The Little Mermaid (King Triton), Beauty and the Beast (the Beast) Aladdin (the Genie), and The Lion King (Zazu) as he shows you the tricks of the trade and watch as he creates an original piece of art! Additional fee applies to this session – please inquire at the Lobby Registration Desk for details.
WRITING ANIMATION 101 WITH CRAIG MILLER 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
The ins and outs and secrets of writing animation for today’s television and internet market. Craig Miller (Beast Wars, Curious George) will lead a group of other working writers including Melody Fox (Dan vs., Teen Titans), Bob Skir (Transformers Prime, Gargoyles), and Matt Wayne (Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10: Omniverse) in a discussion to tell you what you need to know to write and sell scripts.
STAR TREK ENTERPRISE BRIDGE RESTORATION AND SCI-FI MUSEUM 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Join Huston Huddleston (the guy who rescued the Bridge set from destruction) as he discusses the rescue and restoration of the Enterprise Bridge set from Star Trek: The Next Generation, with rare videos, photos, Q&A, and updates on the creation of the world’s first Interactive, Educational Sci-Fi Museum!
MARKETING ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Dale Wilson of BuyIndieComics.com and Dani Dixon of Tumble Creek Press will be presenting their White Paper: Indie Comics Marketing, Shoestring Budget. It’s essentially 10 important things that any indie publisher or creator can do to get their indie comic seen & bought. Dale has worked in Online Marketing for nearly 10 years as well as run his own comic book publishing and marketing sites. Dani has also run her own publishing company as well as various blogging sites where she is a pop culture commentator. If you’re a publisher or creator and want more recognition, this panel will have something for you.
*Sessions are subject to change due to circumstances out of our control.
Tickets are on sale now – buy yours today using this link or at your local comic book shop (no extra charge for the casting call). Show hours on May 11th are 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.