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Panel Schedule http://nccomicon.com/panel-schedule-2/ http://nccomicon.com/panel-schedule-2/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:07:43 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4708 Saturday, Nov 15 10:30am-11:30am FLETCHER HALL John Barrowman: Anything Goes! - You may know John Barrowman as many things: actor, sci-fi icon, singer, advocate, and Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. But in this wide-ranging conversation, you’ll get to know the man behind the entertainer! John Barrowman will field questions from the […]

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Saturday, Nov 15

10:30am-11:30am FLETCHER HALL
John Barrowman: Anything Goes! - You may know John Barrowman as many things: actor, sci-fi icon, singer, advocate, and Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. But in this wide-ranging conversation, you’ll get to know the man behind the entertainer! John Barrowman will field questions from the audience, so join us for this one-of-a-kind discussion during which ANYTHING GOES!

11:15am-12:00pm PANEL ROOM
From Pitch to Product - Ever wonder how creators develop ideas from their earliest stages to the comics you read each month? Join Dinesh Shamdansani (CEO/Chief Creative Officer Valiant Entertaiment), Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo), Athony Ruttgaizer (The F1rst Hero), and Daniel Way (Deadpool) for a wide-ranging conversation with Ben Bolling about the process of creating comics.

12:00pm-12:45pm CINEMA 2
World Building - After you’ve got a story, the first step towards bringing a comic, film, or game to life is visualizing the “world” through characters, locations, props, vehicles, color, lighting, and more. Join Ben Caldwell (author of Action Cartooning), Tommy Lee Edwards (concept artist of The Book of Eli and Harry Potter), and Scott Allie (writer & editor of BPRD and Hellboy) for a fun and informative panel about how to build YOUR world.

12:15pm-1:00pm PANEL ROOM
Comics & Diversity - The last year has introduced many readers to a diverse collection of heroes— talking trees, cryokinetic princesses, and ghostly babysitters, to name a few. This panel takes a look at the different identities creators and fans bring to the popular arts and asks, “What does ‘diversity’ mean in contemporary comics and why is a discussion of diversity still important?” Laurel Foote-Hudson leads this conversation with Afua Richardson (Genius), Athony Ruttgaizer (The F1rst Hero), Fiona Staples (Saga), and Jeremy Whitley (Princeless).

1:00pm-1:45pm CINEMA 2
Frank Conniff: MST3K, Invader Zim & Beyond! - You know him as one half of the “mads” on the beloved cult classic television show Mystery Science Theater 3000, and now the NC Comicon is proud to welcome Frank Conniff to the stage for a unforgettable hour inside his hilariously twisted mind! Join longtime friend and MST3K superfan Bob Fingerman, as they talk ‘all things Frank’ including his stint as head writer on the hit cartoon Invader Zim and touring with the original MST3K crew on the bad-movie-riffing dream team that comprised Cinematic Titanic. Get ready to laugh and learn— ‘cause WE’VE GOT MOVIE SIGN!

1:15pm-2:00pm PANEL ROOM
Artist Roundtable - From digital illustration to ink and paper, today’s artists work in a broader range of media than ever before. But regardless of medium, the ability to tell compelling stories with images distinguishes artists who have honed storytelling techniques through training and experience. Join Ben Bolling for a conversation with a lineup of artists recognized for their narrative techniques including Tommy Lee Edwards (Turf), JP Leon (The Winter Men), Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus), and Fiona Staples (Saga).

2:00pm-2:45pm CINEMA 2
Dark Horse Comics - Join us for an amazing panel with Scott Allie, Editor at Dark Horse Comics and writer of the fan-favorite series Abe Sapien, as well as the mega-hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9, Allie will be showing off some of the incredible new projects coming up next year for Dark Horse Comics as well as answering all your questions!

2:15pm-3:00pm PANEL ROOM
Animation Spotlight - Comics and animation are two closely related forms of visual storytelling that share many of the same techniques and creators. Tommy Lee Edwards (BRANDON GENERATOR) is joined by colleagues Rodolphe Guenoden (KUNG FU PANDA, PRINCE OF EGYPT, MADAGASCAR), Ben Caldwell (THE LEGEND OF KORRA, DARE DETECTIVES), and Stephan Franck (SMURFS, THE IRON GIANT, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON) to share their vast experiences as designers, storyboard artists, animators, directors, and comic book creators.

3:00pm-3:45pm CINEMA 2
Action Lab Comics - Join the Action Lab team in an informal question and answer session about the company’s latest releases, the company’s recent success, how to submit projects to the company, or any other topic you think might be worth discussing. Publisher Bryan Seaton, President Kevin Freeman, and Creative Director Dave Dwonch, along with a host of ALE creators, will be at your disposal!

3:15pm-4:00pm PANEL ROOM
Kill the Kitten Sisters: Five Ways to Improve Your Writing - Bring pen and paper and join Carole E. Barrowman for a hands-on workshop exploring five ways to give your writing energy no matter what your genre. Author of six books, including EXODUS CODE: A TORCHWOOD NOVEL (BBC Books) and HOLLOW EARTH (Simon & Schuster) with John Barrowman (aka Carole’s wee brother), Carole is also the Director of Creative Studies in Writing and an English professor at Alverno College in Wisconsin.

4:15pm-5:00pm PANEL ROOM
Funny People: Comedy in Comics - You love to laugh and these guys love to MAKE you laugh! In a legendary, 1st ever meet-up, join us for the 2014 NC ComiCon Comedy in Comics panel as we gather together some of the most gut-bustingly hilarious folks in the business, and find out what makes THEM laugh. We’ll discuss everything from slipping on a banana peel to using parody, satire and dark humor as we talk about how to tickle the funny bone in comic books and beyond., With panelists like Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin, MST3K’s Frank Conniff, Minimum Wage’s Bob Fingerman and Time F###er’s Joe Infurnari.

5:15pm-6:15pm PANEL ROOM
Tattoo Contest – INK! It’s art and it’s everywhere! We love tattoos, we know you do too, and we want to see your comic book inspired ink! Do you have some mind-blowing Howard the Duck art on your face? Well then, the NC ComiCon has the contest for you! Join us as we look at the greatest tattoos in the multiverse, judge the most awesome pieces and give away some unbelievably killer comic book prize packs! All tattoos MUST be on appropriate parts of the body. No questionable areas will be admitted to the contest, Howard the Duck related or not.

Sunday, November 16

11:00am-11:45pm ARMORY
Meet the Lego Master! - You told us how much you love LEGO and we listened! Your host and editor of BrickJournal magazine, Joe Meno, will be discussing the massive and colorful world of LEGO, including the toys, the hobby, the movies, and so much more. Bring the kids and everyone in your life that loves LEGO for a fun-filled panel about the community of builders and fans that have made LEGO one of the hottest properties of the year!

11:15am-12:00pm PANEL ROOM
Crowdsourcing Comics - Do you have a great idea for a comic but need some help getting it into reality? Have you been turned down for funding of a great creative project? Come to this panel for a discussion with people who have been there before and turned to crowdsourcing as a way to make things happen. Panelists include Jeremy Whitley (Illegal), Daniel Way (Gun Theory) and Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo).

12:00pm-12:45pm ARMORY
Jade City Pharaoh - Jade City Pharaoh is the first radio serial about an African-American Superhero. It’s the story of Malik Fraser, visual artist and bookstore owner by day, and crime fighting champion of the people Herald MF Jones by night. He’s a hero who will take on robotic ninja cyborgs and fly grandmothers to the polls so they can vote. Please join the cast as they perform live on stage. There will be an opportunity for audience members to perform with the cast as well as a lively talk back with the writer, actors and WUNC host Frank Stasio.

12:15pm-1:00pm PANEL ROOM
Kids Talk Comics - So what are the kids reading these days? Let’s ask them! Join moderator Heath Sledge and an all-star line-up of young comics readers including Scarlet and Henry Edwards, Patrick and Ashley Gill, and Archie Sledge for a discussion about fun and exciting books for readers of all ages.

1:00pm-1:45pm ARMORY
John and Carole Barrowman - Join the Barrowman siblings for a Q&A about their books, their upcoming projects and other collaborations.

2:00pm-2:45pm ARMORY
Who Are You Wearing? - Gather around at the Armory Sunday afternoon for a chance to hear from prominent cosplayers including Eddie Newsome of The Overstreet Guide to Cosplay, Sara and Britni of Pretty Hate Machine, and the indescribable Deadpoolicorn! Learn what gets a person into cosplay, how to start your own costume or improve your experience, and how to talk to a person wearing Spandex in public (hint: their eyes are up HERE)!

2:15pm-3:00pm PANEL ROOM
The Art of MARVEL NOW! - Punisher. Black Widow. Deathlok. Men and women of action — and these are the artists who bring their tales to life. Phil Noto (BLACK WIDOW, many covers), Mitch Gerads (THE PUNISHER) and Mike Perkins (DEATHLOK, STEPHEN KING’S THE STAND) join Zack Smith from INDY Week and Newsarama to talk about what it’s been like being part of this year’s wave of Marvel NOW! books — the titles that bring the greatest characters and creators TOGETHER. If you’re a fan of Marvel’s books and want to know how they get made and what’s down the line, this is the panel YOU CAN’T MISS!

3:00pm-3:20pm ARMORY
Costume Wedding - Hey Cosplayers and costuming fans! Join two of your own as they tie the knot in comic book fashion! You can help make this special special day e-X-tra special by showing up in costume! All con goers are invited to attend this happy event, no costume required!

3:15pm-4:00pm PANEL ROOM
Retailers Unite! -  Now that you’ve spent all weekend immersed in comic book culture, come hear retailers like Alan Gill (Ultimate Comics in Durham), Shelton Drumm (Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find in Charlotte). Jermaine Exum (Acme Comics in Greensboro), and Brett Parks (Ssalefish Comics in Winston-Salem) talk about how they started, what they do to keep having fun with this, what makes a brick-and-mortar store better than digital comic buying, and what makes a great comic shop!

3:30pm-3:45pm ARMORY
LOONIES VS. TOONIES - The Triangle Youth Ballet performs an amazing homage to the slapstick, wacky humor of the old Saturday morning cartoons, appealing to children and adults alike. As the battle for goofiest team rages onstage, the only sure winner is the audience! For more info about the Triangle youth Ballet please visit: http://www.triangleyouthballet.org/

4:15pm-6:00pm ARMORY
Costume Showcase - The Costume Showcase is an opportunity for everyone to show off their costume and WIN great prizes!  Anyone who wants to participate in the Showcase should show up to the panel at least half an hour early.  Participants will be lined up in order with Youth at the front of the line, followed by Ladies, and then Gentlemen.  Everyone is eligible to participate in the Showcase, even people who are participating in the craftsmanship contest.  Winners for the Craftsmanship competition will be announced at the end of the Showcase.

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John Barrowman Appearance Schedule & Photo-Op Sign-Up http://nccomicon.com/john-barrowman-appearance-signing-info/ http://nccomicon.com/john-barrowman-appearance-signing-info/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:18:27 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4634 Pricing Info: John Barrowman: $40 per Autograph $50 per Photo-Op $150 per Meet & Greet Ticket Carole Barrowman: $20 per Autograph $30 per Hardcover $50 per Photo-Op John Barrowman Appearance Schedule: SATURDAY, Nov 15 2014 10:30AM-11:30AM John Barrowman Q&A 11:30AM-12:30PM Photo Op 12:30PM-2:00PM Autograph Signing 3:00PM–5:30PM Autograph Signing 6:00PM-7:00PM Barrowman Meet & Greet SUNDAY, Nov […]

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Pricing Info:

John Barrowman:
$40 per Autograph
$50 per Photo-Op
$150 per Meet & Greet Ticket

Carole Barrowman:
$20 per Autograph
$30 per Hardcover
$50 per Photo-Op

John Barrowman Appearance Schedule:

SATURDAY, Nov 15 2014
10:30AM-11:30AM John Barrowman Q&A
11:30AM-12:30PM Photo Op
12:30PM-2:00PM Autograph Signing
3:00PM–5:30PM Autograph Signing
6:00PM-7:00PM Barrowman Meet & Greet

SUNDAY, Nov 16 2014
10:30AM-11:00AM Photo Op
11:00AM-12:15PM Autograph Signing
1:00PM-2:00PM Q&A with John & Carole Barrowman
3:00PM–5:00PM Autograph Signing CANCELLED

 

 

 

Photo-Op Sign Up:
John Barrowman Photo-Ops will have strictly limited availability and are held on a first come first served basis. To ensure availability please purchase your photo-op ticket in advance:

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NC Comic Con Superhero Tattoo Contest http://nccomicon.com/tattoo-contest/ http://nccomicon.com/tattoo-contest/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:54:32 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4637 Saturday, Nov 15 5:15 -PANEL ROOM INK! It’s art and it’s everywhere! We love tattoos, we know you do too, and we want to see your comic book inspired ink! Do you have some mind-blowing Howard the Duck art on your face? Well then, the NC ComiCon has the contest for you! Join us for […]

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INK! It’s art and it’s everywhere! We love tattoos, we know you do too, and we want to see your comic book inspired ink! Do you have some mind-blowing Howard the Duck art on your face? Well then, the NC ComiCon has the contest for you! Join us for an hour of jam-packed fun as we look at the greatest tattoos in the multiverse, judge the most awesome pieces of them all, and give away some unbelievably killer comic book prize packs! Come rule the stage with your body art and finally be able to say, “See Ma, I told ya I was a winnah!”

*All tattoos MUST be on appropriate parts of the body. No questionable areas will be admitted to the contest, Howard the Duck related or not.

Early Registration for Comic Art Tattoo Contest is now closed. You will be If you would still like to participate in the contest please arrive at the panel room at least 15 minutes early.

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Publishers/Vendors http://nccomicon.com/publishersvendors/ http://nccomicon.com/publishersvendors/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:05:34 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4614 The post Publishers/Vendors appeared first on nccomicon.com.

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Film Schedule Nov 14-16 http://nccomicon.com/film-schedule-nov-14-16/ http://nccomicon.com/film-schedule-nov-14-16/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:32:20 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4593 All Films Screened At:  

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Nick Meglin http://nccomicon.com/nick-meglin/ http://nccomicon.com/nick-meglin/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:13:26 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4590 Nick Meglin was a member of the Mad editorial staff for 48 years. His progress can be observed by studying the magazine’s masthead, which moved him from “Ideas” to “War Correspondent” (during an army stint) to “Editorial Associate” to “Associate Editor” to “Editor,” a position which he held for 20 years. In addition to his […]

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meglinNick Meglin was a member of the Mad editorial staff for 48 years. His progress can be observed by studying the magazine’s masthead, which moved him from “Ideas” to “War Correspondent” (during an army stint) to “Editorial Associate” to “Associate Editor” to “Editor,” a position which he held for 20 years. In addition to his work on Mad, Meglin wrote for the musical theater. He wrote book and lyrics for Tim and Scrooge, a musical sequel to A Christmas Carol with music by Neil Berg. He also collaborated with Berg and librettist Dan Remmes on a musical version of the film Grumpy Old Men.

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Stephan Franck http://nccomicon.com/stephan-franck/ http://nccomicon.com/stephan-franck/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:12:22 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4587 Director, writer, animator and comic book creator Stephan Franck has worked on over 25 feature films, including as a supervising animator on THE IRON GIANT, and story artist on DESPICABLE ME. He is the co-creator of the cult TV show CORNEIL & BERNIE that runs in over 60 countries, and most recently directed THE SMURFS: THE […]

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franckDirector, writer, animator and comic book creator Stephan Franck has worked on over 25 feature films, including as a supervising animator on THE IRON GIANT, and story artist on DESPICABLE ME. He is the co-creator of the cult TV show CORNEIL & BERNIE that runs in over 60 countries, and most recently directed THE SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW for Sony Pictures Animation, which earned him an Annie Award nomination for Outstanding Directing in an Animated TV Broadcast. His comic book debut, SILVER, earned him a nomination for the upcoming 2014 Russ Manning Award For Most Promising Newcomer to the Field of Comics.

 

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Joe Meno http://nccomicon.com/joe-meno/ http://nccomicon.com/joe-meno/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 03:18:35 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4567 Joe Meno is an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) that started his hobby in 1998. Working at Walt Disney World, he also worked at the LEGO Imagination Center, where he bought the set that would start him on an adventure that continues: the first LEGO Star Wars X-Wing. From that set, he began building: first […]

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Joe MenoJoe Meno is an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) that started his hobby in 1998. Working at Walt Disney World, he also worked at the LEGO Imagination Center, where he bought the set that would start him on an adventure that continues: the first LEGO Star Wars X-Wing. From that set, he began building: first sets, then he began to build his own models. By 2002, Joe was helping national LEGO fan conventions and showing off displays in NC and around the country.

In 2005, Joe started an online magazine for the AFOL named BrickJournal. Two years and nine issues later, the magazine made the jump to publishing. Over thirty issues later, BrickJournal is the oldest of a growing number of magazines and publications geared toward the adult LEGO fan.

Besides running the magazine, Joe volunteers at a Wake County School mentoring FIRST LEGO League teams and leads LEGO displays in the RTP area.

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Ben Caldwell http://nccomicon.com/ben-caldwell/ http://nccomicon.com/ben-caldwell/#comments Sun, 05 Oct 2014 04:30:21 +0000 http://nccomicon.com/?p=4560 Ben Caldwell is an award-losing writer and artist who has worked in animation, toys, games, comics, and frozen lamb-fat storage. he has worked on projects ranging from ‘Wednesday Comics: Wonder Woman’ to ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘Legend of Korra’. Caldwell’s work has been praised as ‘obtuse’, ‘unreadable’, ‘not as bad as expected’, ‘a precise… combination of […]

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caldwellBen Caldwell is an award-losing writer and artist who has worked in animation, toys, games, comics, and frozen lamb-fat storage. he has worked on projects ranging from ‘Wednesday Comics: Wonder Woman’ to ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘Legend of Korra’. Caldwell’s work has been praised as ‘obtuse’, ‘unreadable’, ‘not as bad as expected’, ‘a precise… combination of LSD, cocaine, and powdered Disney film reel’, and ‘one of the boldest experiments in mainstream comics history’.

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