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Wednesday, July 22
 

3:00pm PDT

Comics in the Classroom Ask Me Anything: Pick the Brains of Teachers, Administrators, Creators, and Publishers
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/usVy_zerb74

Lit-X Teacher Cohort members Eric Kallenborn (fine arts department chair, Oak Lawn Community High School) and teacher Michael Gianfrancesco (North Providence High School) collected questions on social media from teachers, parents, and librarians about all things comics in the classroom and posed those questions to this amazing panel: Ronell Whitaker (English department chair, Community High School District 218), Lucy Knisley (comic creator Stepping Stones, Relish, French Milk), Jason Walz (teacher/comic creator Last Pick, Homesick), and Lisa Wu (consultant and former teacher).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

GeekED: Re-storied: Re-imagining creative privilege
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/wo5ukr8575s

History is a story told by the victors: until it's not. The story landscape is changing. There is more space in the narrative world for stories both by and about people with diverse experiences. Join our lively panel debate to see how that re-storying is emerging; in academic institutions, in live performance, in digital experiences, and in a proliferation of creative tools that empower people to tell their stories.

Introduction by Brian MacDonald, UCLA, GeekED (ucla.edu)
Moderated by Asha Eaton, KTN manager ImmerseUK (immerseuk.org)
Panelists
Pip Brignall, co-director Reality Check Productions (realitycheckproductions.co.uk)
Sarah Ellis, director of digital development at Royal Shakespeare Company (rsc.org.uk)
Juliette Levy, University of California, Riverside, Dept of History (juliettelevy.org)
Linda Sellheim, education program manager at Epic Games (epicgames.com
Tess Tanenbaum, University of California, Irvine, Transformative Play Lab (transformativeplay.ics.uci.edu)

Special thanks to Comic-Con and GeekED for inviting us to share our thinking, and to Epic Games for their financial support of alt: a world-scale Augmented Reality multi-player game for the discovery of alternative civilizations in the real world (alt-history.com)

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Teaching and Learning with Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/FUWlbl__gKc

Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools), Susan Kirtley (Portland State University), and Antero Garcia (Stanford University) lead this panel that reveals practical activities and theory involved in teaching with comics while discussing teaching and making comics with the incredible creators and educators Nick Sousanis (Unflattening), Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), David F. Walker (Naomi), and Brian Michael Bendis (Naomi). www.comicspedagogy.com

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

The Power of Teamwork in Kids Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/vaWlLTYk-c0

Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops) is joined by Chad Sell (Cardboard Kingdom) and science comics team Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks (Astronauts) to talk about collaboration in kids comics! This panel is moderated by Betsy Gomez and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Books for All: It's Time to Redefine How We Share Books With Kids
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/2w5blSCH6ZQ

In a panel hosted by the LitX teacher cohort, Jill Gerber (teacher, Rowland Hall School), Tony Weaver (CEO, Weird Enough Productions), Adan Alvarado (teacher, Bloom Township High School), Yehudi Mercado (comic creator Sci-Fu, Fun Fun Fun High School), and Christina "Steenz" Stewart (comic creator, Archival Quality, Heart of the City) discuss how teachers, librarians, creators, and parents can share impactful and diverse comics with kids of all ages. Moderated by Adam Ebert (teacher, Bloom Township High School).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Comics as a Conduit
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/BLWefmvTxRk

Henry Barajas (author of La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo), Rodney Barnes (author of Killadelphia), Darcy Van Poelgeest (author of Little Bird: The Fight for Elder's Hope), and David F. Walker (author of Bitter Root) discuss comic books that tackle real world issues, be it environmental activism, civic engagement, physical and mental health awareness, and more, (including how their work is being used by librarians and educators). Viewers will leave with programming and acquisition ideas designed to inspire their readers to see the world differently and then change it for the better.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

GeekEd: Watchmen and the Cruelty of Masks
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/H5R-9kcV0WY

HBO's Watchmen put forth the idea that "masks make one cruel". On college campuses, many people, both students and non-students have taken up virtual masks to make statements and take actions that would not be acceptable if done in public. Zoom bombing, doxing, and anonymous threats have caused much dismay, particularly as campuses move to remote learning due to COVID-19. Come hear what educators have to say about the power of masks and how Watchmen and other comics show us a path towards heroism or villainy. Dr. Kalenda Eaton (University of Oklahoma), Dr. David Surratt (University of Oklahoma), Hailey Lopez (UC Berkeley), Robert Hypes (Phoenix Creative Collective), and Alfred Day (UC Berkeley).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

License to Thrill: Graphic Novel Adaptations for Kids
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/LrceWULlU-0

Sabaa Tahir (A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel) is joined by James Otis Smith (Black Heroes of the Wild West), R. Sikoryak (Constitution Illustrated), and David Bowles (Rise of the Halfling King) in this discussion about graphic novel adaptations. Moderated by Adam Kullberg (Pop Culture Classroom) and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Participants
R. Sikoryak
Constitution Illustrated
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump. He adapts the classics for various anthologies, including The Graphic Canon, Fable Comics, and more. His comics and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Onion, MAD, and SpongeBob Comics, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He's done storyboards and character designs for Augenblick Studios on various animated projects. Sikoryak teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and previously at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Since 1997, he's presented his live cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg. Constitution Illustrated is in stores next week!

Sabaa Tahir
A Thief Among the Tress: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel
Sabaa Tahir is the author of the An Ember in the Ashes series. She grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother's comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. This is Sabaa's first graphic novel collaboration.

David Bowles
Rise of the Halfling King
David Bowles is an award-winning Mexican-American author and translator, as well as an associate professor of literature and Nahuatl at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written over 20 books, among them Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico and Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Maya Poetry. September will see the release of his graphic novel Rise of the Halfling King, which Kirkus calls "an unmissable adventure of mythical proportions." Next spring, the first volume in his steampunk graphic novel series Clockwork Curandera will drop. David's work has also been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as School Library Journal, Apex, Strange Horizons, Rattle, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children's Literature. In 2017, David was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.

James Otis Smith
Black Heroes of the Wild West
James Otis Smith is illustrator of the graphic novel adaptation Showtime at the Apollo, by music writer Ted Fox. He studied writing and film before becoming a production artist for independent movies in New York. Years of growing up reading comics had taught him how to write with both words and pictures, which was good training to become a film and video editor. Missing the straightforward honesty of ink on paper, he eventually returned to his first love, comics. In addition to the Apollo Theater history, he drew the children's book adaptation of the fantasy novel Ancient Lands by Jason McCammon and the mature-readers cyberpunk Gang of Fools. As a childhood fan of old serials and the classic American aesthetic, he has long hoped to reclaim those stories lost in our oversimplified telling of our own history, and expand who and what we mean when we say America. Black Heroes of the Wild West (coming September 2020 from TOON Books) is his first book as both author and illustrator.

James Otis lives in the last apartment free of cats in Brooklyn, New York.

Moderated by Adam Kullberg
Pop Culture Classroom
Adam Kullberg is the education director and interim executive director for Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based nonprofit.

Sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Make Programming Your Superpower!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/CJ_RaL0_lkY

Vanessa Gempis (manager at Pauline Foster Teen Center, San Diego Public Library), Bijan Nowroozian (youth services librarian, San Diego Public Library), and Melissa Giffen (youth services librarian, San Diego Public Library) discuss how they approach creating effective and engaging programs for youth of different age groups. From planning the program, to promotion and communication, managing staff, and post-program reflection--the panel has tips and tricks to share for every size program. Panelists will also share some of their favorite fandom programs and what they've learned about virtual programs during the pandemic. Additional Resources available at https://linktr.ee/MBarbour

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda Throughout Pop Culture
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/S_9mCHgl8j0

J. D. Lombardi (host/producer, YouTube's Lombardi Labs and middle-school science teacher, Glendale Unified) along with Justin Montgomery (MentalXhaustion.com), Guadalupe De La O (STEM teacher/science instructional coach, Alliance Schools), and G. L. Lambert (screenwriter, G.L. Lambert Explains It All podcast) will trace conspiracies and propaganda throughout comics, shows, and movies, and how they correlate to the current climate of increased conspiracy theories. Teaching science literacy, in and out of the classroom, is more crucial now than ever in combating misinformation, especially related to our current pandemic.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

GeekEd: College and the Nerd Mind
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/5lvgyuk3zTs

Teachers, education administrators, and student affairs professionals are being called to respond to a wide variety of mental health concerns across the education landscape, with students today managing greater educational debt, digital identities, and high expectations for academic performance. This has become intensified in the era of COVID-19 and the need for educators to manage the needs of students remotely This panel of educators and mental health experts share how they have applied their passion for fandom and the lessons they've learned from superheroes to develop new best practices in our service to students. Panelists include Drea Letamendi (UCLA), Jeremy Parker (UCSC), Aaron Jones (UCSC), and Alfred Day (UC Berkeley).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

New Kids Comics from Eisner Award Publishers
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/o0y4sKddiII

Jerry Craft (Class Act, New Kid) and Faith Erin Hicks (One Year at Ellsmere) join exciting comics artists Robin Ha (Almost American Girl), Derick Brooks (Bright Family), and Jonathan Hill (Odessa) in a discussion about new kids graphic novels. Moderated by Candice Mack (YALSA) and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Faith Erin Hicks
One Year at Ellsmere
Faith Erin Hicks (she/her) is a Canadian writer and artist. She worked in the animation industry for several years before transitioning into writing and drawing comics full time in 2008. She started making comics "for fun" and putting them on the web when she was in college. Her first published work was Zombies Calling (SLG Publishing) in 2007. Since then, she has published a number of other graphic novels including Brain Camp, Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, The Adventures of Superhero Girl, The Nameless City, and Pumpkinheads. Faith Erin won an Eisner Award in 2014 for The Adventures of Superhero Girl and in 2019, her debut Young Adult prose novel, Comics Will Break Your Heart, was published by Roaring Brook Press.

Robin Ha
Almost American Girl
Robin Ha (she/her) is a Korean American cartoonist and illustrator based in Washington D.C. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling comic cookbook Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes. Her work has been published in independent comics anthologies including Secret Identities and The Strumpet, as well as in the pages of Marvel Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine. Her graphic novel memoir, Almost American Girl, talks about immigrating from Seoul, Korea to Huntsville, Alabama as a teenager in the mid-1990's.


Jerry Craft
New Kid
Jerry Craft (he/his) is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His book, New Kid, is the winner of the 2020 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. It is the first graphic novel in the Newbery's nearly 100 year history to receive the award. Craft is only the fifth African-American author to land the coveted prize. New Kid was also awarded the Coretta Scott King award for outstanding work by an African American writer. Craft is the second person to have simultaneously won both awards in the same year. Craft was born in Harlem and grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City. He is a graduate of The Fieldston School and received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts. He resides in Connecticut with his two sons and two beagles.


Derick Brooks
Bright Family: Versus the Multiverse
Derick Brooks (he/him) is a cartoonist from Richmond Virginia working in comics literary publishing and animation. Derick loves to create adventure fantasy, soft sci fi, and slice of life stories about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color.) He is currently illustrating the book series Bright Family (Epic!) and in the production of his first graphic novel Grip Up! (Iron Circus Comics) coming in 2022.

Jonathan Hill
Odessa
Jonathan Hill (he/his) is an Ignatz-nominated cartoonist, illustrator, and educator living in Portland, OR. His first two graphic novels, Americus (2011), and Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate (2019) were published by First Second. His third book, Odessa, will be published in November of 2020 (Oni Press) and he has another forthcoming book True Tales of a Seventh Grade Lizard Boy in 2022 (Walker Books).

Jonathan teaches comics in the illustration department at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Literary Arts and chairs the Youth Programs Advisory Council.

Moderator
Candice (Wing-yee) Mack
Vice president, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
Candice (Wing-Yee) Mack and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I manage systemwide Young Adult services, programs, and collections at the Los Angeles Public Library, the third largest library system in the United States and am the incoming President of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. As a lifelong Southern Californian, I've attended San Diego Comic-Con since I was a teenager myself and served on the 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards jury. I also served on the 2018 We Need Diverse Books Walter Dean Myers Award Jury and am a past president of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). On Twitter, I post about food, music, libraries, YA lit, social justice, and Star Wars as @tinylibrarian.


by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

Words and Pictures Working Together: Strategies for Analyzing Graphic Texts
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/tK9Et_lNaC4

In this crash course in text analysis for graphic novels, educators demonstrate techniques and tools for building students' critical literacy skills with graphic texts at all grade levels. This includes demonstrations on how to lead students in analyzing the elements of comics and the unique combination of art and text, share resources, and discuss challenges. Educators Trevor Bryan (The Art of Comprehension), Derek Heid (high school English Language Arts, TVUSD), Shveta Miller (Hacking Graphic Novels), Talia Hurwich (Worth a Thousand Words), and moderator Tracy Edmunds (Graphic Novels Are Elementary!) share strategies you can use with students tomorrow! Access all of the resources shared during this panel at this link: http://www.tracyedmunds.com/home/sdcc-home-2020

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Comic-Con Celebrates 15 Years of Eisner Librarians
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/DyFa40eEIKs

At the request of Will Eisner, a librarian has been a member of the Eisner Awards jury since 2005. When Jackie Estrada, Administrator for the Eisner Awards, invited Kat Kan to be that first librarian jury member, the awards began to take on a new kind of energy. Since that day, the influence of the awards has grown beyond the traditional comics community and now resonates with traditional publishers, academic institutions, and throughout the library world. Join in on the conversation as these ground-breaking librarians talk about their experience as members of the Eisner juries over the years. Moderated by John Shableski (2009 Jury) this session features five Eisner Librarian jurors: Kat Kan (2005), Karen Green (2011), Jason Poole (2016), Dawn Rutherford (2017), and Traci Glass (2019).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Comics on Campus: Fandom at Academia
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/U1OGyAPjzAI

It's taken a while, but there's never been a time when comics have been so embraced by universities and colleges informal classes, studies, and even comic conventions. This panel provides an inside look at ground-breaking courses by the professionals and academics who are bringing geek culture to campuses nationwide (and beyond)! Join Paul Levitz (Columbia University, Pace University), Frank Cammuso (Syracuse University), Rob Salkowitz (University of Washington), Karen Green (Columbia University), and Darlynne Overbaugh (Ithaca College) in a robust and thoughtful panel exploring the trends and future of comics on campus. Moderated by Ed Catto (Ithaca College).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Spirit Skies: How to publish an International youth comic in the Age of Covid-19
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/PIh22lpvYJc

Are you a high school student with dreams of becoming a graphic novelist? Are you a high school teacher with dreams of creating a graphic novel with your class? Spirit Skies is a graphic novel written and illustrated exclusively by high school students! Not only did we dream it, we DID it! The panel will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on cross cultural artistic exchange, how technology has made this project easier and more dynamic! The student panel of writers and illustrators - including a Guna native from Panama who wrote the sequel from the tropical point of view- will be on the panel, featuring never-before-seen art, and a sneak peek at the next volume in the Spirit Skies story! The panel will take you on an exploratory journey - through the eyes of a Hummingbird! Spirit Skies is not just an adventure written by high school students - it is a lesson in environmental stewardship. With the lesson that we are all interconnected, all you have to do is go outside and you will be interacting with wildlife. It could be a hummingbird coming from Panama or Alaska!

Panel Names:
Timothy Stiven--coordinator--educator
Justin Wang--student host, editor

Artists:
Grace Chen
Riley Sullivan
Michaela Chan
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Writers:
Giovanna Agrazal (Panama)
Sarah Goltz

Editors:
Frances Chai
Hannah Wentworth
Natalie Feldman
John Aste
Josh Charat-Collins
Izzy Ster
Alex Reinsch-Goldstein

Wednesday July 22, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Teaching Graphic Novels Online
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/JlRX_Qb2s1E

Meryl Jaffe (Worth A Thousand Words) with panelists Laurence Tan (educator) Rachelle Cruz (educator, author Experiencing Comics), and Talia Hurwich (educator, author Worth A Thousand Words) discuss how graphic novels can inspire and enrich online classroom lessons for students grades 3 and up. We discuss challenges, lesson ideas, and loads of resources.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home
 
Thursday, July 23
 

10:00am PDT

Art and the Holocaust
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/eS3PAMq6f5o

Art and the Holocaust will present a sampling of artwork and propaganda done during World War II in the U.S. and Nazi Germany, and work done by a child survivor of the Holocaust after the war. Moderated by Stephen D. Smith, director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, panelists include Holocaust survivor Miriam Katin, graphic novelist/artist; author Sandra Scheller, exhibit creator RUTH: Remember Us, The Holocaust; Holocaust educator Esther Finder, founder of Generations of the Shoah International (GSI): and World War II historian Matt Dunford, chairman of San Diego Comic Fest.

Thursday July 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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1:00pm PDT

This is Not the Apocalypse You're Looking For: Real Life Disasters, Fictional Recovery
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/hr9qq-sOKBc

Things are rough right now, but we're going to pull through together. Tyler Houston (comic and culture expert), Kelley M. Boston (infection prevention epidemiologist), Bobbiejean Garcia (public health epidemiologist), and Monti Pal (trauma therapist) talk about how disaster events and emergency management are often handled in pop-fiction, and in the real world. Art and fiction give us a way to think about our world as it is now and our future. Science fiction and comics are used as a frame to discuss how humans respond to disaster events, and how individuals and communities move from disaster to healing and wholeness.

Thursday July 23, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Afro-Futurism and Black Religion: Connecting Imaginations
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/isL61l4OvLY

The works of best-selling authors Octavia Butler, Samuel Delaney, Nnedi Okorafor, Nalo Hopkinson, and Tananarive Due (to name a few) are part of a written corpus that has laid the ground for the blossoming of the movement of Afrofuturism, brought to light by the music of Sun Ra and others. The works of the late Charles H. Long, James Noel, Tracey Hucks, and Rachel Harding bring to light how black religion and the imagination of matter speak to the way in which Black people in the Atlantic World syncretize their experience to create community and fashion a future. This dynamic panel will explore the connections between Afrofuturism and Black Religion and the way in which comics, graphic novels, and animation are capturing the rich dynamic that spawns new ways in which popular culture is being impacted by these forces. Panelists inlcude John Jennings (MFA: professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside 2-time Eisner Award winner (2016, 2018), Kinitra D. Brooks (PhD: Leslie Endowed Chair of Literary Studies, Michigan State University), Sakena Young-Scaggs (PhD: Honors Faculty Fellow, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University), and moderator Aaron Grizzell (MA, executive director, Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation).

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John Jennings
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Kinitra D. Brooks
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Sakena Young-Scaggs
https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/29753

Thursday July 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Teaching and Making Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/I6A6OT1xr6U

Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), Roman Muradov (Vanishing Act), Trina Robbins (Flapper Girls), and Sophie Yanow (The Contradictions) are four vital cartoonists who have taught classes on comics themselves. They speak with James Sturm (Off Season) about their teaching philosophy, and how teaching has transformed their perspectives on the comics canon and their own work.

Ebony Flowers: https://bookshop.org/books/hot-comb/9781770463486?aid=40
Roman Muradov: https://www.fantagraphics.com/vanishing-act/?sef_rewrite=1
James Sturm: https://www.cartoonstudies.org/
Trina Robbins: https://www.fantagraphics.com/flapper-queens/
Sophie Yanow: https://bookshop.org/books/the-contradictions/9781770464070

Thursday July 23, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

The Science of Star Trek: Three Generations of Advice
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/XW07eXULxUc

From transporters to "tech the tech" to spore drives, Star Trek led in filmed TV sci-fi from its very birth DNA through its sequels with real and projected science, inspiring generations of astronauts and futurists like no other space franchise. And now, every titled science advisor for the Trek TV series since 1991 (season five of Star Trek: The Next Generation) joins "Dr. Trek" Larry Nemecek (Portal 47) to examine that legacy today: Has the old science-vs.-story tension evolved with savvier audiences? Zoom-ing in with answers and anecdotes are scientists-turned-writers Naren Shankar, advising seasons five and six of Star Trek: The Next Generation (now showrunner/executive producer on The Expanse), André Bormanis and his 19 total Trek seasons after that (now co-executive producer, The Orville), and Dr. Erin Macdonald (all six current Star Trek series shooting/in development).

Thursday July 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

The Impact of Universality of Superhero Stories
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/TS4DHHkJqkY

The superhero genre has grown exponentially, creating impactful stories and characters that represent a larger demographic of the audience while offering universal themes and ideals for readers of all ages. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel features Frederick Luis Aldama (Eisner Award-winning author, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics), Dr. Theresa Rojas (professor, Modesto Junior College), Peter Murrieta (executive producer, Mr. Iglesias), and Sebastian Kadlecik (creator, Eisner Award-nominated Quince) discussing the educational import of superheroes and how they allow readers to process complex themes and topics in a more digestible manner.

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

The League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers: More Science in Your Fiction
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/bfthnGYdQao

Jeane Wong (founder and educator, LXS) is obsessed with science and has a solid origin with superheroes and teaching young minds about discovering those same powers in the real world - from tiny insects to deep ocean creatures to robots, rockets, and beyond! Join Jeane, along with her LXS panel guests Dr. Tom Darlington (chief scientist, NanoComposix), Ben Frable (marine biologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Dr. Sunny Fugate (technical director for cyber warfare, Naval Information Warfare Center), Dr. Nicholas Galitzki (edge of the universe explorer/cosmologist, Simons Observatory), Lisa Zeigler Allen, Ph.D. (J. Craig Venter Institute Microbial & Environmental Genomics), Molly Matty, Ph.D. (Dr. DNA, Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Jasmine L. Sadler (rocket scientist and CEO, The STEAM Collaborative), and Angela Zoumplis (extremophile explorer, Scripps Institute of Oceanography). They will discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what we know is possible at any given moment and into an otherwise unimaginable future! Come curious and leave inspired!

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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Friday, July 24
 

10:00am PDT

"Crazy" Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture, and the Pandemic
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/zqKAY0WddNE

Can pop culture help promote mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic, or is that just "crazy" talk? Heather Antos (senior editor, Valiant and Image), Bryan Edward Hill (DC Comics' Batman and The Outsiders, Netflix/DC Universe's Titans), Joseph Illidge (executive editor, Heavy Metal, Humanoids' MPLS Sound), and Patrick Tatopoulos (production designer, Batman v Superman, Zack Snyder's Justice League) join forensic psychiatrists Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., and Praveen Kambam, M.D., (Broadcast Thought, freelance contributors to The New York Times, Wired, The Hollywood Reporter) to discuss how pop culture fandom communities can help stave off social isolation and despair during this unprecedented public health crisis. The "'Crazy' Talk" crew will also discuss the state of mental health media representation and how a mental health/pop culture partnership can be a "win-win" for both the entertainment industry and people with mental illnesses. Moderated by attorney Jeff Trexler (The Comics Journal, The Beat).

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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10:00am PDT

Reclaiming Indigenous History and Culture Through Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/EKnEeODyCo8

For hundreds of years, the history of the indigenous peoples of the Americas has been told by everyone but themselves, by people who often diminished and distorted it, and even suppressed their cultures and languages. Thankfully, this situation is changing, with indigenous peoples increasingly reclaiming their history, languages, and cultures. Comics and such visual technologies as augmented and virtual reality are ideal tools being used to accomplish this. Join our panelists Johnny Bear Contreras (Kumeyaay, public artist), Kilma Lattin (Pala Band, founder of OurWorlds.io), and Chag Lowry (Yurok/Maidu/Achumawi, graphic novelist) as they discuss their projects to reclaim indigenous history and culture.

Johnny Bear Contreras - https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/when-the-world-comes-to-life Kilma Lattin - https://ourworlds.io/about/ Chag Lowry - https://greatoakpress.com/news

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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11:00am PDT

BiG
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/PGlA7WCpjCE

UPDATED: Wed, Jul 15, 04:19PM
Harley Salbacka, rep at Humanoids (former educator) discusses the role young-reader graphic novels play in education and libraries along with graphic novel librarian Tina Lerno, Children's Librarian Lauren Kratz, and Urban Legendz creator and animator Paul Downs. Moderated by Fanbase Press Founder Barbara Dillon.

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Thought Bubble & Comic-Con@Home: Tula Lotay in Conversation
NEW: Fri, Jul 10, 06:24PM
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/1jkAJOe02Pk

Comic-Con International's Laura Jones (operations and programming coordinator) interviews Lisa Wood aka artist Tula Lotay (Supreme Blue Rose, The Wicked + The Divine, All Star Batman) and founder of Thought Bubble, a comic convention in the UK. Lisa will talk about how she got started in the industry, how and why she created Thought Bubble, and how Thought Bubble and Comic-Con International are teaming up on their educational and outreach programs to bring comics to a new and diverse audience.

Friday July 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

IDW: The Mueller Report in 10-minutes
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ny87cDFQsJA

Shannon Wheeler (cartoonist) and Steve Duin (journalist) take you through the ins and outs of The Mueller Report. They recently turned the political tome into a pithy graphic novel (published by IDW--out in July 2020). Was there collusion? Was there obstruction? Did the Russians interfere in our election? There is no conspiracy theory just the facts that Mueller investigated and laid out. Get a good understanding about what this book is, and isn't, by joining these two luminaries on a journey of understanding one of the most mis-represented books in recent history.

Friday July 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Read Manga and Learn Classics Literature!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/8joj0SRyeHQ

Want to get kids reading classic literature while they are not in the mood for books with thousands of words? Manga can help you! Join Manga Classics co-founder Erik Ko and English literature teacher Mike Barltrop to learn how to use Manga in learning!

Friday July 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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Saturday, July 25
 

11:00am PDT

Finance For Creatives
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/MFVOT9NPr5g

The Coronavirus outbreak has affected so many individuals and businesses financially in the creative industry. This panel will be discussing some of the financial, tax, and credit issues that creatives are experiencing, including resources of where to turn to for help and support. Panel guests include Sean Nisil (certified financial planner), Neil Narvaez (owner, Professional Tax Services, LLC), Eric Atilano (loan officer, C2 Financial), industry professionals Chris Neuhahn (5-time Emmy-award winning producer & animator), and Alonso Nunez (founder and art director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio). Moderated by Karen Martin (The Princess Project).

Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Diversity and Comics: Why Inclusion and Visibility Matter
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/8aA_jH-I4do

The past year has witnessed the birth of transformational change in the social fabric. The Killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (to name a few) has triggered a response to the structural racism that has caused the nation and the world to take stock of its institutions. The growth of more diverse faces on the pages of popular comic books and in feature films has proven to be essential to reflect the world in which we all live. And, despite the onset of an unprecedented pandemic, the inclusion of people of color, women, and persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ community not only better reflects today's culture, it has also proven good for the bottom line. We will bring an award-winning panel together to challenge ongoing issues and push the conversation forward. Panelists include John Jennings (MFA: Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside, 2-time Eisner Award winner (2016, 2018), Frederick Aldama (PhD: The University Distinguished Professor, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished scholar, The Ohio State University, 2019 Eisner Award winner), Christina Steenz Stewart (syndicated cartoonist, Heart of the City; 2019 Dwayne McDuffie Award Winner), Chelsea ‘Ché' Grayson (MFA: Executive Director, Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation), David Walker (comic book writer, Bitter Root, Image) (Legendary Films): 2020 Eisner Award nomination, Naomi (DC): 2020 Eisner Award nomination), and Stanford Carpenter (PhD: Comics and Pop Culture anthropologist and Chair, Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival) .

David Walker https://davidfwalker.com
Frederick Aldama https://english.osu.edu/people/aldama.1
Chelsea Grayson https://chegrayson.com
Steenz Stewart https://www.oheysteenz.com
Stanford Carpenter https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanford-w-carpenter-phd-46658a5/

Saturday July 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Creative Renaissance: How to Thrive When It's Hard to Survive
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/0Cj1cO0Z39k

The continued need for social distancing has brought about a creative renaissance in the digital space. Join the conversation with Joe Barrette (Creators, Assemble!), Phil Jimenez (Creators4Comics), Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Kit Steinaway (Book Industry Charitable Fund) to hear how nonprofit organizations are working with comics creators to support each other and their communities during these challenging times. You will hear about new learning opportunities, collaborations, how to forge new creative friendships in a time of global disconnect, and what it means to find your tribe through fandom and shared passion. Moderated by Dan Wood (comics librarian, Escondido Public Library).

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Latinx & Native American Storytellers
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/vfCM80ArrSQ

While only a minority of the characters in media are either Latinx or Natives, there are storytellers trying to change that. Prominent voices in comics, childrens literature and academia look back on their history and forward to what the future will hold for the stories told by Indigenous creators and the creators who are children of immigrants. Join moderator Henry Barajas, and creators Darcie Little Badger, Julio Anta, J. Gonzo, Theresa Rojas, Hector Rodriguez, Rhael Mcgregor, Luke Martinez, Frederick Aldama, and Sonya Ballantyne for this important discussion.

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

The Fleet Science Center Celebrates: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Stories and Science of Androids, Space Travel and Aliens
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/SpJR2qq3TIk

For seven seasons Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has managed to take us on one wild ride after another. The show is coming to an end with season seven, which premiered on May 27, and we are excited to celebrate the show with this panel. It is one thing to explore the amazing, and sometimes scary, abilities of inhumans (mutants), and quite another to take these stories into a matrix-like world, into space and even on a time-traveling adventure. Join the Fleet Science Center and executive producers, writers, and actors from Marvel's immensely popular TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as they reveal how these stories came to life and discuss with San Diego scientists if they got the science right. Panelists are Jeffrey Bell (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunner, executive producer, and writer), Andrea Decker (Fleet Science Center, moderator), Dr. Virginia De Sa (professor in the Cognitive Science Department at UC San Diego), Elizabeth Henstridge (actor, Jemma Simmons), Dr. Anila Kanchan Madiraju (research associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Melissa Miller (scientist and science writer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography), James Oliver (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-producer and writer), Sharla Oliver (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-producer and writer), Dr. Troy Sandberg (postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego), Joel Stoffer (actor, Enoch), and Craig Titley (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer and writer).

Saturday July 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Learning Through Role-Playing Games
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/UqgWBywH0fo

Role-playing games are an invaluable tool for learning, either in person or online. Members of The Game Academy, a 501c3 educational non-profit organization, will show clips from and talk about a language arts tabletop role-playing game as an example of how teachers and parents can use RPGs for different scholastic subjects as well as social-emotional learning (SEL), while having fun! With Emily Nguyen-Hoai (social media coordinator, The Game Academy), Keenan Kibrick (game master, The Game Academy), Fiona Rene (board member, The Game Academy), and Aaron Vanek (board secretary, The Game Academy).

LINKS
https://linktr.ee/AaronJV

Saturday July 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Harry Potter and Black Panther: Using Pop Culture to Become Superheroes IRL
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/dqPeWwUgdwc

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 20, 10:54PM
The origin of comics is rooted in social justice — and Pop Culture Hero Coalition (@SuperheroIRL) brings another powerful conversation on how Black Panther, Harry Potter, and other characters educate, inspire, and mobilize us to be heroes for each other, as well as for ourselves. Join Dr. Rheeda Walker (The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health), Geoffrey Thorne (Black Panther’s Quest, The Librarians), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy, Dark Agents), and educators Carrie Goldman (Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear), Vanee Matsalia (BlerdGalaxy Magazine, Women in Comics International), and Brandon Matsalia (Women in Comics International), along with moderator Chase Masterson (Star Trek: DS9, Doctor Who: Big Finish) — and let’s make this a world where we can ALL live long and prosper! “Pop Culture Hero Coalition is using Comic-Con’s massive influence to spread its anti-bullying message.” CBS News

Saturday July 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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Sunday, July 26
 

3:00pm PDT

Wakanda Forever! The Psychology of Black Panther
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/S9Ehapb5vPA

What do people mean whey they shout, Wakanda Forever! Join Scott Jordan (Westworld psychology), Alex Simmons (Blackjack), Victor Dandridge, Jr. (Vantage Inhouse Productions), Daniel Jun Kim (Black Panther psychology), Vanessa Hintz (Joker psychology), Eric Wesselmann (Wonder Woman psychology), and Stanford Carpenter (Institute of Comic Scholars) as they discuss the psychological issues addressed in the Black Panther movie and comics, including topics such as micro-aggressions, cultural representation in media, and the power of love and empathetic leadership. By the end of our panel, you, too, will be shouting, Wakanda Forever!

Sunday July 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Christmas in July: The Psychology of Pop Culture and Christmas
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Fdbl85KMjuk

It may be July, but Christmas is in the air! People love the holidays and have fond memories of various Christmas media, from watching A Charlie Brown Christmas to listening to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey to debating whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween or Christmas movie. Christmas movies and television shows come from every genre such as horror, science fiction (anyone remember the Star Wars Holiday Special), to classic stories with Santa Claus. Christmas media is so popular that some television and radio stations run Christmas marathons and specials 24 hours a day during December. What are the psychological aspects about our personality that influence returning year after year to those favorite holiday classics and the desire to experience new Christmas media? Keith W. Beard, Psy.D., April Fugett, Ph.D. (professor of psychology, Marshall University), Britani Black, Psy.D. (Marshall University School of Medicine), and graduate assistants Casey Collins and Jake Bass, M.A., conducted a national survey to identify what are people's favorite Christmas movies, TV shows/specials, and songs. Additionally, we examined participant's personality, as well as their world beliefs to investigate what aspects of our personalities and attitudes draw us to these old and new Christmas classics. Results from the study will be presented along with an overview of the psychological theory behind the pop culture research.

Sunday July 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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