SDCC Schedule!

SDCC Schedule!

Hey guys!

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!

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Thursday, July 20th

Real-World Retellings
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!

xo

S

My SDCC Schedule 2016!

My SDCC Schedule 2016!

Can you believe it’s that time of year again, friends? San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner, and I’d love to see you there!

Exciting, secret news: we’ll be selling the first-ever finished copies of Wonder Women right there at Quirk Books booth 1636. Even though it’s not out until October 18th! I know!

I also have quite a few signings and panels, so here’s where you can find me:

Thursday, July 21

4-5pm: Retellings and Remixes
Room 32AB
I’m moderating this panel, featuring Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Heartless), Renee Ahdieh (The Rose and the Dagger), Colleen Houck (Recreated), Anna Todd (Imagines), Jodi Meadows (My Lady Jane), and Colleen Oakes (Queen of Hearts)!

Friday, July 22

12-1pm: The Secret Loves of Geek Girls signing 
Dark Horse booth 2615
Come say hi to me, Hope Nicholson, Katie West, and Jen Aprahamian as we sign the brand-new Dark Horse edition of The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, not out until October!

2-3pm: Fangirl’s Guide and Wonder Women signing
Quirk Books booth 1636
Swing by the Quirk booth and grab a super-early copy of Wonder Womenor Fangirl’s Guide, or a poster, or… anything! I’ll sign anything. Anything. 

630-730pm: Fangirls Lead the Way: She Made Me Do It
Room 26AB
Join me, Jamie Broadnax (Black Girl Nerds), Rose Del Vecchio (Fanmail), and Constance Gibbs (Black Girls Nerds) and moderator Ed Catto as we chat about the impact that lady fans have on the current comics industry and more.

Saturday, July 23

11-12pm: Rise of the Fangirls: Women in Recent Geek Culture
Room 25ABC
Andrea Letamendi (Pop Culture Hero Association), Jamie Broadax (Black Girl Nerds), Kristin Rielly (Geek Girls Network), Suzanne Scott (UT-Austin), Marie Poole (Lone Shark Games), and moderator Jennifer K. Stuller (GeekGirlCon, Ink-Stained Amazon) and I will be talking about the progress we’ve seen for gals in geek culture in the last six years.

1-2pm: Fangirl’s Guide and Wonder Women signing
Quirk Books booth 1636
Anything.

3-4pm: Signing at the Nerdist Conival
Nerdist Conival, Petco Park, Meadows Stage
No Comic-Con badge? No problem! I’m going to be doing a signing at the Nerdist signing booth at their wicked-awesome Conival in Petco Park. Yay!

530-630pm: Fangirling Live!
Nerdist Conival, Petco Park, Main Stage
I’m lucky enough to be guest co-hosting a live episode of Fangirling, with Nerdist EIC Rachel Heine and Managing Editor Alicia Lutes! Swing by the Conival Main Stage to hear us fangirl out over the best parts of SDCC, and what we’re looking forward to on the final day of the show.

So that’s it! Remember to wear comfy shoes, bring lots of energy-packed snacks and water bottles, and please don’t forget your sunscreen. See you there!

Blogs, Books, and The Bridge

Hey nerds!

Sorry for being a bit quiet last week – I was mourning the fact that I won’t be heading to SDCC tomorrow to join the masses of my people as they converge upon the mecca of nerddom. Sigh.

Oh, and also I was finishing up a big book chapter for an upcoming Doctor Who book from Scarecrow Press, so that kept me pretty busy, believe it or not.

I did broadcast a second episode of TV POV with Melissa of The Televixen, and you can check it out right here. We talk about the pilot episode of FX’s The Bridge and the fourth season premiere of USA’s Covert Affairs (which is full of shirtless Auggie!)

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I’ve got a couple of pieces up on PopWrapped as well, including one about Prince Charles and Camilla taking a tour of the TARDIS with Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman on the Doctor Who set that you don’t want to miss.

If you’re heading to SDCC, have extra fun for me – and bring me back some goodies!

xo

Sam