PhilCon Schedule 2010
For those of you who are coming out to PhilCon 2010 specifically to see the convention’s namesake and star attraction (this guy), I have posted my panel schedule beneath the jump.
Fri 8:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
HEROIC AGES AND BRIGHTEST DAYS: THE NEW HEROISM IN COMICS (422)
[Panelists: Orenthal Hawkins (mod), Phil Kahn, James Chambers, JJ Brannon]
DC’s “Brightest Day” and Marvel’s “The Heroic Age” titles seem to be promising a less gritty and more “heroic” style of storytelling. But will that kind of story still work with today’s readers? Or do our heroes need a “darker side” to remain relevant?
Sat 10:00 AM in Plaza VII (Seven) (1 hour)
WEBCOMICS 101 (538)
[Panelists: Jon Kilgannon (mod), Rob Balder, Phil Kahn, Tony DiGerolamo]
What are webcomics? What webcomics do you recommend to people who want to see more, but don’t know where to look?
Sat 12:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
IS ORIGINALITY OVERRATED? (530)
[Panelists: David Louis Edelman (mod), Keith R.A. DeCandido, Robert Kauffmann, Phil Kahn]
Do audiences fixate on certain elements? Is the principle of “haven’t seen it/new to you” adequate excuse for a remake?
Sat 1:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
WRITING THE COMIC (421)
[Panelists: Keith R.A. DeCandido (mod), Robert Kauffmann, Brian Koscienski, James Chambers, Phil Kahn]
Maybe you want to create a webcomic. Perhaps you want to self-publish your own book. Or maybe you’re actually going to submit some work to a comics publisher. Well, what do you need to
know about writing that comic. Our panelist will help you out with that last part.
Sat 2:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
MARVEL/DISNEY: A MATCH MADE IN HOLLYWOOD (419)
[Panelists: Andre Lieven (mod), Phil Kahn, Glenn Hauman, J. Andrew World]
Earlier this year, The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios. What is this going to mean for some of Marvel’s popular characters, like Spiderman, the Xmen, or Capt. America? What about films based on some of Marvel characters? And what effect, if any, will this have on DC Comics and it’s corporate parent, Time-Warner?
Sun 11:00 AM in Plaza V (Five) (1 hour)
STARTING A WEBCOMIC FOR FUN AND (MAYBE) PROFIT (428)
[Panelists: Rob Balder (mod), Jon Kilgannon, Phil Kahn, Tony DiGerolamo]
You’ve got a great idea, you can write, you can draw, and you have a computer with an internet connection. So, what ELSE do you need to start your own webcomic?
Sun 12:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
MULTIPLAYER ONLINE GAMES (565)
[Panelists: Muriel Hykes (mod), Michael Ryan, Kristyn Souder, Phil Kahn]
Is the world of multiplayer gaming growing? What changes are occurring?