I will be hanging out and doing some panels at MarsCon this weekend in Bloomington, MN. Here’s my schedule for the weekend:
Artist Reception — Friday 09:00 pm (1st Floor, Riverside)
Join us for the 10th year of this great tradition! All artists and fans of the Art Show are invited to join us for a lovely, relaxed evening with Robert Odegard and all the resident local artists who contribute to our Art Show. There will be no formal tour, just a chance to preview the art, drink, and eat crackers with cheese. Find out what inspires and drives our artists while surrounded by their own art in our gallery-like setting.
So You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist? — Friday 10:00 pm III (Eagle’s Nest/Re(a)d Mars)
re you an artist? Do you love comic books, graphic novels and manga? Come hear some tips for breaking into the comics industry!
With: Christopher Jones
The Rise of Women Superheroes — Saturday 01:00 pm (Room 419/Krushenko’s)
Let’s talk about some awesome female superheroes who have become breakout sensations in recent years! Why do we love them so much, and how can we get more?
With: Christopher Jones, mod.; Lyda Morehouse, Cynthia Booth, Catherine Lundoff, Chandra Reyer
“I’d Know That Aura Anywhere:” The Lives of Barry Allen — Saturday 02:00 pm (Room 419/Krushenko’s)
In 1956 police scientist Barry Allen became the second character to don the mantle of The Flash, launching the Silver Age of Comics. After many years of wonderful stories by John Broome and Carmine Infantino, Barry fell into the hands of writers who, not understanding him, ruined him, leading to a mercy killing while saving the multiverse in 1985. But Barry’s fans stuck by him,and he returned in a 1990-1991 TV series, a comics reboot, and a wonderful new TV series. We’ll talk about Barry’s history for about 25 minutes, then open up for a discussion of TV’s new The Flash.
With: Eric M. Heideman, mod.; Roy C. Booth, Christopher Jones
Tales from Behind the Table: What it’s like to Exhibit at Comic Cons — Saturday 06:00 pm II (Cardinal Perch/Free Mars)
Come hear about the nitty gritty of exhibiting at comic cons. We’ll talk about some of our unusual experiences with convention attendees, conventions, what’s worked well for us, and what hasn’t. Here there be anecdotes!
With: Christopher Jones, Hal Bichel, Trevor Olson, Chandra Reyer
Parallel Man — Saturday 10:00 pm (III Eagle’s Nes/Re(a)d Mars)
Learn about the creation of Parallel Man, a locally-produced action/adventure sci-fi comic book, tablet game & animation! Parallel Earths, oppressive governments, and Carl Sagan.
With: Christopher Jones
I’ll also have some prints in the MarsCon Art Show, including my new Bat Wolf print:
And my new Wonder Woman ’77, and my Batman ’66 prints:
And, since it’s happening close to the con, I’m also hoping to stop in to see some friends perform at Die Laughing 2: Laugh Harder
. We’ll see if I manage that. I donated some art to their silent auction either way, so hopefully they know I support them even if I can’t make it to the actual event.
Okay, time to run a bunch of errands before going to the con. Hey, it wouldn’t be a convention if you didn’t do at least a few things at the last minute, right?