CONvergence is Imminent! Per usual, I’m finishing up last minute things before heading to the hotel tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with Greg Weisman and talking Gargoyles and Young Justice all weekend.
I’m also on two shipping panels on Saturday night. I blame Tumblr for that. You can’t see it, but I’m right now comically shaking my fist in the direction I presume Tumblr to be. Yeah, Tumblr, that will teach you.
Anyway, if you see me around the con, ask me for one of my cool Time Lord Batman Ribbons.
I’ll post my CONvergence schedule below with links to the online schedule so it’s easy to join my events. In addition to my signings, I will have a few of each of my art prints available in the CONvergence art show.
My CONvergence 2014 Schedule:
2:00pm – 3:00pm Fan Art and Social Media (Atrium 2)
Discuss how the latest social media platforms and visual blogging sites (such as Tumblr and Pinterest) are enabling more exposure for artists–fan and otherwise. Panelists: Shawn van Briesen, Jennifer Lundstrom, Hal Bichel, Fes Works, Christopher Jones
3:30pm – 4:30pm Parallel Man (Plaza 1)
FREE POSTERS at the panel!!
Take a look at the new sci-fi adventure coming to you later this year as a comic, a computer game, and in development as an animated TV series, feature film, and toy line. With local creators Jeffrey Morris, Rob Callahan, and Christopher Jones.
Panelists: Christopher Jones, Rob Callahan, Jeffrey Morris
7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Ceremony (Mainstage)
If it’s not exactly a magical invocation, it is nonetheless our official kick-off for the convention! Join Connie as we welcome our Guests of Honor, give out some awards (including the Mark Time and Ogle winners), and get this party started.
(I co-wrote/produced this. My voice is in it, but I won’t be on stage.)
8:30pm – 10:30pm Smackdown (Mainstage)
Bring your wand and cloak to this year’s Smackdown for some Magical Mayhem! Wizards, witches, warlocks, and sorceresses will be judged as our panel of “experts” decides who lives and who dies in our mystical iron cage match!
Panelists: Amy Berg, Tim Wick, C. Robert Cargill, Melissa Kaercher, Tim Uren, Molly Glover, Joseph Scrimshaw, Kelvin Hatle, Christopher Jones
11:30pm – 12:30am Physics of Impossible Costumes (Atrium 7)
We’ll discuss the physics of our favorite highly unlikely costumes, from unreal women’s shapes and male upper bodies to unrealistic body armor.
Panelists: Ryan Consell, Sarah Barsness, Marie Porter, Karine Charlebois, Christopher Jones
12:30pm – 1:30pm From TV to Comics (Plaza 2)
We’ll discuss the TV shows that expanded into the comicverse, such as Buffy, Smallville, and Gargoyles. Did they succeed? Were any of the comics improvements on the shows? How did canon change during the transition?
Panelists: Shawn van Briesen, Jonathan Palmer, Greg Weisman, Greg Guler, Karine Charlebois, Christopher Jones
2:00pm – 3:00pm SIGNING (Autograph Table in CONvergence Central)
I’ll be selling and signing Young Justice trade paperbacks and prints along side Greg Weisman and Greg Guler.
8:30pm – 9:30pm Gargoyles Q&A (Mainstage)
Join the cast and creators of “Gargoyles” to talk about the show and comic books.
Panelists: Greg Weisman, Christopher Jones, Marina Sirtis, Frank Paur, Karine Charlebois, Greg Guler
11:30pm – ??? Young Justice Meet-Up (Garden Court)
Everyone who attends gets a SYMBIOSI ribbon (while supplies last!)
Writer Greg Weisman and artist Christopher Jones host an informal gathering for fans of Young Justice! Come hang out, chat, get autographs and take photos. Cosplay is encouraged but not mandatory!
Panelists: Christopher Jones, Greg Weisman
12:30pm – 1:30pm SIGNING (Autograph Table in CONvergence Central)
I’ll be selling and signing Young Justice trade paperbacks and prints.
10:00pm – 11:00pm Blue Mug (Edina Room)
Ever wonder about the sexual habits of Gargoyles? Ever wonder who was sleeping with whom among the Young Justice Team or the cast of Spectacular Spider-Man? Join us for for a late night peek at your favorite animated series. This panel will get blue!
Panelists: Greg Weisman, Christopher Jones
11:30pm – 12:30pm Which Supers Should Hook Up? (Plaza 2)
If Thor and Storm got together, they would have cute little thunderbabies.
Panelists: Lyda Morehouse, Kenneth Konkol, Lathan Murrell, Samma Johnson (mod), Christopher Jones
11:00am – 12:00pm SIGNING (Autograph Table in CONvergence Central)
I’ll be selling and signing Young Justice trade paperbacks and prints alongside Tim Lieder.
12:30pm – 3:00pm Art: Impossible (Bloomington Room)
The artists return to the Thunderdome with new challenges to challenge their brain and their artistic integrity. Join us to find out how artists can achieve the IMPOSSIBLE!
Panelists: Tim Wick (mod), Christopher Jones, Melissa Kaercher, Jerry Belich, Louis Frank, Dawn Krosnowski, Ruth Thompson
3:30pm – 4:30pm Young Justice Panel (Mainstage)
Some of the creative minds behind the Young Justice TV and comic book series will talk about this fan favorite.
Panelists: Greg Weisman (mod), Marina Sirtis, Christopher Jones
5:00pm – 6:00pm Closing Ceremony (Mainstage)
It’s not over ’til the gynoid sings – or something like that. Join Connie and our Guests of Honor as we say farewell to another convention. Shenanigans may ensue.
(I co-wrote/produced this. I won’t be on stage.)