John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, talks with Kay Kellam, of PopArtsPlace, about Wizard World: Austin 2014, panels we attended and discuss include:
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A WRITER W/ K.M. TOLAN
A panel on how to know if you are ready to enter the professional writing arena, and the avenues open to you. Presented by K.M. Tolan, a published SF/F author with Champagne Books, the discussion will be a Q&A format dealing with all aspects of fiction writing and how to break in to today’s market.
CON RADIO LIVE – JOIN US FOR THE “CON SMASH” PODCAST
Con Radio is a brand new podcast service that covers all things pop culture – from movie & TV news to comic reviews, action figures to pro wrestling, the scary to the geeky! Join us for the latest recording of Con Radio’s premiere program “Con SMASH,” featuring special guests to be announced, prize giveaways and more, hosted by Mo Lightning (Voice of Wizard World, WrestlingAudio.com) and Aaron Sagers (Editor At Large of Blastr.) Learn more by following us @radioforgeeks and @consmash.
THROUGH THE STARGATE WITH CHRISTOPHER JUDGE
You have seen Christopher Judge in Stargate SG-1; The Dark Knight Rises; Stargate: Continuum; Stargate: The Ark of Truth, and have heard his voice as Magneto in X-Men: Evolution. Join him in his very own Wizard World panel where he shares stories from his career and will take questions from you!
COMICS PODCASTING AND BLOGGING – recorded as a podcast, available next wednesday, October 15, 2014
This panel will focus on podcasting and blogging as it relates to comics and comics culture. Panel participants (John Mayo, Derek Royal and Cole Houston) will come from different perspectives of comics reading – mainstream, alternative, indie – and have varying experiences in covering comics reviewing, comics analysis, and comics/pop culture news. This will be an informative panel, providing a how-to introduction to those interested in podcasting and blogging about comics culture. Panelists will strongly encourage audience questions and participation, since much of the purpose of the panel is to inform and encourage audience members interested in social media as a platform to sharing ideas about comics and pop culture.
INSIDE STARLING CITY W/ KATIE CASSIDY
Starling City can feel a little bit safer with Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance) around to help protect its citizens. Join the star of the hit CW show, Arrow, as she discuss her part on the hit show, share a detail or two about the upcoming season, her exciting roles outside of Arrow & much more!
ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE GREEN POWER RANGER: JASON DAVID FRANK
Come see the original Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank live on the Wizard World stage. Don’t miss your chance to ask your questions in this special audience Q&A session and learn more about his reality TV show My Morphin Life.
REBECCA MADER: ONE WICKED WOMAN
From comedy to drama to fantasy, Rebecca Mader can do it all! You’ve seen her in The Devil Wears Prada, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Ceremony, The Big Bang, Iron Man 3, and most recently in Once Upon a Time as the as delightfully evil and compelling Wicked Witch of the West. She joins us for her very first Wizard World panel where she’ll share stories from her career and turn to YOU for questions!
HOW TO START YOUR OWN PODCAST AND KICK ASS AT IT – recorded as a podcast — available now.
Sit down with a group of local podcasters and learn the complete technical and creative process of starting your own podcast. How to find your own style to stand out amongst all the others and make it last. Whether you want to start a podcast or have no idea what a podcast is, this is sure to be the panel to see! Hosted by David Martinez (Loitering And…), Damon Miller (The Pop Pod), William Howser (Zombie Life Podcast), Angel Mascareno (The Pop Pod) and Michael Holland (Loitering And…) This panel was recorded as a podcast and can be heard at http://loiteringand.libsyn.com/loitering-and-comic-con-panel
WHY TEACH BATMAN IN COLLEGE?! COMICS AND ACADEMIA WITH COMICS SCHOLARS ROYAL, AYRES, CANNON, FRIEDENTHAL & DELWICHE – recorded as a podcast, available now.
Comics and graphic novels have come into their own as subjects worthy of—indeed, demanding—attention from academia. Historians and cultural theorists teach courses, hold conferences, and publish books on various aspects of sequential art. Colleges and universities teach courses in comics as literature and social history as well as how to make them. Here, to give an overview of various ideas about and approaches to comics studies (and to answer the question “Why teach BATMAN in college?”) is a cross-section of comics scholars and teachers, including: Jackson Ayres (Texas A&M University), Sam Cannon (University of Texas at Austin), Andrew Friedenthal (St. Edward’s University), and Aaron Delwiche (Trinity University). The panel is moderated by Derek Parker Royal (The Comics Alternative). This panel was recorded as a podcast and is available now at http://comicsalternative.com/on-location-academia/
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