Hey Seattle! Here is where you can find Chris and Allison today. And if you can’t make it in person check out the live stream here——->!
FRIDAY, MARCH 1st
2:00-3:00PM Chris Roberson Signing: Dynamite Booth 1802
4:20-5:15PM Panel: “The Big Picture” –Hall C
The landscape of the comics field has changed since the days of the letter column and the mimeographed fanzine. Now, readers and creators interact with each other through social media, and careers can be built (and sometimes ended?) entirely online. The online realm is not simply a means for promotion of print products or an avenue for digital distribution methods, but is an entirely new ecosystem of interaction, production, and communication. Join panelists Allison Baker, Jen Vaughn, Shannon Watters, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emi Lenox for a discussion of what works in this new world, what doesn’t, and what hasn’t been tried yet.
4:40-5:35PM Panel: “Spotlight on Chris Roberson” –Room 604
5:20-6:15PM Panel: “The Future of Comics” –Hall C
Digital distribution, crowd-funding and cross-platform “transmedia” storytelling are giving fans new ways to enjoy their favorite characters and providing new avenues for creators to reach the audience. Join author/futurist Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) in conversation with pioneers Mark Waid (Thrillbent), Hank Kanalz (DC Comics), David Steinberger (comiXology), Allison Baker (MonkeyBrain Comics) and Jordan Weisman (gaming/transmedia innovator) to find out what’s next for the art form and the business.