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COMIC ATTRACTIONS

COMIC CREATOR SPOTILIGHT ON SCOTT SNYDER & GREG CAPULLO

One is an award-winning author (“All-Star Batman”, “American Vampire”, “Wytches”, “A.D. After Death”). The other a superstar artist ( “Spawn”, “Reborn”). Together they crafted a definitive take on the Dark Knight in the New 52 “Batman” and have reunited for the DC Comics fall 2017 event “Dark Nights: Metal”. Please join Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo for what is sure to be a fun and energetic look at what goes into working together as a premier creative team for DC Comics.

LOVE IS LOVE

A very special panel bringing together comic creators who contributed to the "Love is Love" book (a collaboration between DC and IDW). Hosted by Marc Andreyko, come talk to your favorite creators about this project, its impact and what it means to them.

MEGASKETCH MEMORIAL MASH-UP

Please join us for a mash-up of the popular Sketch Duel format with a live drawing demonstration and a look into the creative process.
This time around, six creators will join us on stage and at the top of the hour each will create a sketch. At the half way mark, they will pass the piece of art to the creator on their right and they will have the second half to create the ultimate team-up image. The art that they create will be added to the Love is Love art auction on Saturday, May 27.

ADAM HUGHES DRAWING DEMONSTRATION

Do you want to draw like Adam Hughes? Well, this panel isn't likely to make that happen, BUT you will get the experience of watching one of the masters of the comic art world create an one of a kind work of art! Narrated by Alison Sohn

SPOTLIGHT ON COMIC CREATOR GAIL SIMONE

It's not every day you have the chance to hear someone speak who has been invited to speak at the United Nations. Gail Simone is a multi-genre comics success story with credits ranging from The Simpsons to Deadpool to Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Clean Room and more! Don't miss this rare Dallas appearance of one of comics’ best voices.

SPOTLIGHT ON COMIC CREATOR JASON AARON

Thor, Ghost Rider, Punisher, Wolverine; these are just SOME of the characters that Jason Aaron has brought to life. Join us as we sit down with this Eisner and Harvey award winning author to talk about his career and what's next!

PAPERFILMS PRESENTS

Paper films is a dynamic force in the comics industry having produced work for Marvel, DC, Image, Playschool, Nike and a slew of others. Join some of the Paper films team to talk about this unique collaboration of creative talent.

Q&A WITH CHRIS CLAREMONT *Courtesy of Holy Grail Comics

It's impossible to call up mutant mythos without talking about Chris Claremont. Having penned such incredible stories as The Dark Phoenix Saga and Days of Future past he is credited with co creating some of the most lasting characters in comics including Rogue, Psylocke, Gambit, Shadowcat, Phoenix, Emma Frost and Jubilee. More than just a writer of Mutants Claremont has penned Alien/Predator, Star Trek stories, WildC.A.T.S. And of course, Sovereign Seven. To find another writer who has contributed as much to comics is almost impossible. Don't miss this chance to hear about some of the best stories in comics from the man who created them.

SPOTLIGHT ON COMIC CREATORS TOM KING & MITCH GERADS

It's hard to pin-point exactly when Tom King and Mitch Gerads became one of the most talked about team ups in comics. Whether it was their critically acclaimed collaboration "The Sheriff of Babylon", their Batman story "Rooftops" or the incredible things they have on the horizon, one thing is for sure: when King and Gerads team up, we all win. Join us for a rare opportunity to talk to both parts of this artist/writer team about where they've done, what they’re doing and what's next!

WRITING FOR COMICS 101

Writing for comics is a unique craft, come and learn some of the basics from some of the best in the business. Top comic talent joins us for what is sure to be a spirited discussion about effective storytelling in comics.

IMAGE COMICS AT 25

Image comics broke into the comic landscape 25 years ago and hasn't slowed down since. Talk to some of the creators who have impacted the brand and continue to shape the industry going forward.

SECRET WARS CONFIDENTIAL

When naming story arcs with a lasting impact on comics and continuity "The Secret Wars", is at the center of the conversation. Join us for an extremely rare opportunity to see three of the driving forces behind this touchstone story.

MEET THE CREATORS OF CYANIDE & HAPPINESS

Come and meet creators Rob Denbleyker and Dave McElfatrick of Explosm Entertainment, the company behind Cyanide & Happiness animations and comics, as well as the Joking Hazard Card game. With almost 7 million subscribers on YouTube, it’s clear that people need a good laugh every day, no matter how dark the humor.

SPOTLIGHT ON COMIC CREATOR GREG RUCKA

Greg Rucka has a career that cannot be contained in a mere panel description blurb, and he's not done yet! Come and join for this spotlight panel on Atticus Kodiak, Wonder Woman and everything in between.

ACCLAIMED COMIC CREATORS ROUND-TABLE

There are creators and there are legends. Join us as we talk to three of the Giants of comics about their work and time in comics. Featuring Kevin Maguire (Justice League International, Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy), Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman, The Titans, Superwoman, X-Men) and Jose Delbo (Wonder Woman, Transformers)

BREAKING INTO COMICS THE DIGITAL WAY

Red Giant editors will discuss the ways creators can break into publishing utilizing the vast digital landscape as well as unveil new platforms they will offer for creators to reach their audiences independently and maybe even join the Red Giant line itself!

LEGENDARY COMIC CREATORS PANEL

Join three comic industry giants who have made comics history! Featuring legends Howard Chaykin (Star Wars, American Flagg!, Blackhawk, Hawkgirl), Pat Broderick (Captain Marvel, Firestorm, Captain Atom, Batman), and Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man, Spider-Man newspaper strip).

LGBTQ VOICES IN COMICS

From self-published to superheroes, from autobiographical to across the multiverse, LGBT creators are in every corner of the comics world and making some of the most exciting comics on the market. What is it like for LGBT creators in today's comics scene? How does their orientation inform their work? What stories are on their bucket lists? All this and more in a rousing, hilarious, and sometimes teary (we’re looking at you, Phil! Lol) panel that you don't want to miss!

MEGA COVER ART PANEL

Cover art is a subsection of comic art that taxes the imagination of even the most seasoned artists. Join some of the most acclaimed cover artists in the business to discuss their process and discuss some of their favorite works!

COLORING COMICS WITH ALLISON SOHN

Add some color to your day with Allison Sohn! Allison, an official Lucas films artist, will show you the ins and outs of color art.

CREATING DISNEY COMICS PANEL

Ready for some magic? No, nobody is going to pull a rabbit out of a hat, we're talking about DISNEY Magic. Join three of Disney's top creators as they talk about what it's like to work on iconic properties for one of the biggest media and entertainment empires in the world.

TOTALLY SPIES! CAST REUNION!

Totally Spies! Is a fast-paced, high energy half-hour action comedy show starring Andrea Baker (Clover), Katie Griffin (Alex) and Jennifer Hale (Sam), Join the cast to get the behind-the-scenes of the three Beverly Hills teens who unwittingly become international secret agents! Learn how they coped with their spy duties - battling with outlandish super-villains and basically saving the world - with style.

MEET SPIDER-MAN HIMSELF – CHRISTOPHER DANIEL BARNES

Christopher Daniel Barnes is an American actor best known for his voice role as the title superhero of the 1994 animated television series Spider-Man, Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid, as well as his on-screen portrayal of Greg Brady in the films The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel.

DISNEY PRINCESS SUPER PANEL!

Meet the legendary voices of Belle (Paige O’Hara), Jasmine (Linda Larkin) and Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) as they take to the stage and share their experiences in bringing to life some of the most popular characters in all of entertainment history!

MEET RODGER BUMPASS – SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS’ SQUIDWARD

Rodger Bumpass is an American actor, writer and producer. He is best known for his long-running role as Squidward Tentacles on the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He voices many other characters on the show, including Dr. Forrest and various anchovies. He also voiced The Chief in the animated series Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?

THE AMAZING BILLY WEST!

Billy West is an American voice actor, who has done hundreds of voice-overs in his career such as Ren Höek (season 3 to season 5) and Stimpson (Stimpy) J. Cat on The Ren & Stimpy Show; and Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, and a number of others on Futurama. In addition to his original voices, he has voiced Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Shaggy Rogers, Popeye, and Woody Woodpecker during later renditions of the respective characters.

MEET LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATORS

Comics Legends and Professional Comic Book artists and writers such as Stan Lee, J.Scott Campbell, Adam Kubert, Mike Zeck, Adam Hughes and more are invading MEGACON!

SKETCHING DUELS

If you've never seen a sketch duel, you're missing out on some fantastic fun. Look for these special events throughout the weekend where artists will draw characters (from audience suggestions), answer questions and give away the artwork at the end of the event to lucky members of the audience!

GET YOUR COMIC BOOKS AUTOGRAPHED

Dig through your collection or visit some of the vendors at MEGACON for elusive back issues and graphic novels by our many creator guests.
Note: some guests may have autograph fees and/or signing limits. Please check with creators individually.

CREATOR SPOTLIGHTS

Ground breakers

Trailblazers

Trend-setters

Pioneers

Accomplished

SKETCHES, LITHOGRAPHS & LIMITED ART PRINTS

Many of our artist guests and Artist Alley creators will have original art, lithographs, limited edition art prints, original sketches and take commissions from fans at MEGACON.
Note: Fees vary, please check with creators individually for prices and availability.

THE IMPROVENGERS LIVE NERD IMPROV

The best audience-created improvised Nerdom stories of all time! Comic book superheroes and aliens comic alive as these comedians, The Improvengers, make up new adventure stories based on audience suggestions and create new heroes, new superpowers and new fearsome foes on the spot!

HOW TO COMBINE COMICS AND COSPLAY

You can make a successful business combining comics and cosplay! Learn about how Viera Comics incorporates cosplay to create captivating events and win customers for life!

YOUTUBE SENSATION FELICIA DAY Q&A

Felicia Day is the star, writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild, and Executive Producer of Co-optitude, LARPs, TableTop and other shows of the Geek & Sundry channel on YouTube. She is one of the most successful YouTube pioneers, launching many new careers and influencing an entirely new format of entertainment.

SPEED DATING

Back by popular demand, speed dating is returning to MEGACON™! Come and join in the fun and experience the thrill of meeting your potential soul mate, future spouse or maybe someone a little more casual! Mixed genre sessions all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday! On site sign up only! This is a 19+ event. If you have questions, please post them on Sci-Fi Speed Dating's Facebook page here.

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