It’s that time again, where sand and sun and seriously long lines all converge in one giant, beautiful mess we call San Diego Comic-Con. You can catch me at a few panels and signings this year, so please do come say hi!
Thursday, July 20th
10:00-11:00am, Room 29AB
Fiction is fantastic, but sometimes we are reminded that while the truth may not be stranger than fiction, it can at least be as compelling. Graeme McMillan of The Hollywood Reporter will lead the discussion with Koren Shadmi (Rise of the Dungeon Master), Box Brown (Tetris), Jonathan Hennessey (Alexander Hamilton), and Sam Maggs (The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy).
Real-World Retellings Signing
11:15-11:45am, Sails Pavilion AA09
Intersectional Feminism in Comics
12:00-1:00pm, Room 32AB
Representation matters, both on and behind the page. Sam Maggs (Wonder Women, Star Trek: Waypoint), Susana Polo (Polygon), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Robbie Thompson (Supernatural, Silk), Christina “Steenz” Stewart (Lion Forge Comics), Cait Brennan (Debutante), and Rose Knight (Women Write About Comics) chat about the strides made in representation of race, gender, and sexuality in comics-and how everyone can do better.
Superhero Family Feud
6:00-7:00pm, Horton Grand Theater
Bestselling, award-winning, comic-loving, authors Margaret Stohl (Black Widow, Captain Marvel), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl, Runaways), Jason Reynolds (Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Ghost), Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star, The Plain Janes), Shannon and Dean Hale (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World), Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Nick Lowe (Marvel Comics editor), and other special guests battle to the finish in this superhero-centric Family Feud -style game.
Please note: free tickets for this event must be acquired Thursday at 9:00am in a drawing in the Autograph Area of the Sails Pavilion.
Friday, July 21st
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls Signing
4:00-5:00pm, Dark Horse booth #2615
Sunday, July 23rd
Moving Beyond the “Strong Female Character”
4:00-5:00pm, Room 32AB
One-dimensionality is so late-’90s; fans need well-written, fully-developed women in their media. Join Sam Maggs (Wonder Women), Amy S. Foster (The Rift: Uprising), Bree Turner (Grimm), Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die), Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black), Jen Bartel (Jem and the Holograms), Alicia Lutes (Nerdist), and Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja) as they chat about their favorite lady characters, what could be improved, and how creators can make those changes.
Hope to see you there!