Friday, May 23rd
Saturday, May 24th
Drawing People Together: Comic Communities
Saturday, May 24th 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Hosted by Lucy Bellwood
It can be hard making your way in comics, and nothing can be more valuable to a professional than the constant inspiration, energy, and networking that a community can provide. Come join comic leaders Lucy Bellwood, Ed Brisson, Jeff Ellis, and the Shanahan siblings as they discuss ways to connect with your peers and the benefit that comic communities can bring--both professionally and personally.
Saturday, May 24th 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Hosted by Cullen Beckhorn
Saturday, May 24th 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Pushing Print: Self-Publishing Your Comics
Saturday, May 24th 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Hosted by Allan Stanleigh
Join comics professionals Allan Stanleigh (USNA Publications), Jonathon Dalton (Mad Tea Party, Lords of Death & Life), Steve LeCouilliard (Much the Miller's Son, Una the Blade) and Alina Pete (Weregeek) as they discuss their experiences in the world of self-publshing. They'll cover everything from editing and page layout to fundraising, grant applications, and shipping--so you might want to bring a pen!
Webcomics CEO: The Business End of Webcomics
Saturday, May 24th 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Hosted by Erin Burt
So your webcomic has readers. Now what? Join professional webcartoonists as they discuss how to monetize your webcomic without tearing all your hair out. Topics will include traditional self-management for ads and online stores, as well as snazzy new options like Kickstarter and Patreon. It's time to stare down the business end of the internet.
Improv Comics Event
Saturday, May 24th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Hosted by Daniel Chai
Sunday, May 25th
Comedy in the Comics: How to Be Hilarious
Sunday, May 25th 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Hosted by Doug Savage
Being funny can be tough, especially when you're trying to be funny. Angela Melick (Wasted Talent), Doug Savage (Savage Chickens), Kris Straub (Chainsawsuit), and Ian Boothby (Simpsons and Futurama comics) will talk about their experiences writing humour and share tips and tricks to help you unlock your inner comedian.
Sunday, May 25th 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Hosted by Evin Weston
Beyond the Bubble: Writing for Comics
Sunday, May 25th 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Hosted by Bevan Thomas
Join professional comic writers as they discuss the OTHER part of comics, from conception to dialogue. Check out Ed Brisson (Sheltered), Frank Gibson (Tigerbuttah), Kurtis Wiebe (Grim Leaper), and Bevan Thomas (Cloudscape) as they discuss the ins-and-outs of storytelling in comics. Are captions kosher? How are stories pitched and sold? And, most importantly--where the heck are all the artists at?