My Baltimore Comic-Con Schedule

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I can’t believe so much time has passed since I last posted and for that I apologize, I’ll be talking about school next time, but right now I am excited to talk about this weekend’s Baltimore Comic-Con.I’ll be there all three days without a table to man, so will be wandering and catching up with old pals. I will also be moderating five panels, and appear one other. In most cases, I will be sharing the dais with people whose work I admire and have know for years but have never had the chance to be on the same panel.Friday Shared Universes, Room 345-346, 4:30-5:30Ever since the Human Torch met the Sub-Mariner, comics have had shared universes for better or worse. A panel of experienced veterans – Mark Buckingham, Terry Moore, Peter J. Tomasi, and Meredith Finch — who have worked in and out of these universes discuss the pros and cons with moderator Robert Greenberger.Saturday Story Structure, Room 339-342, 11:00-12:00Where do you begin? With the plot, the theme, a conflict or all of the above? An all-star line-up featuring Marv Wolfman, James Tynion IV, Mark Waid, Louise Simonson, and Elliot S! Maggin chat with moderator Robert Greenberger about how they write their four-color stories. Lettering with Todd Klein & John Workman, Room 345-346, 1:30-2:30The letterer’s job is usual an invisible one unless the letterer becomes an integral part of the printed page. Two of the premier practitioners of the unheralded art form, Todd Klein and John Workman, talk about their work and their careers with moderator Robert Greenberger.Creator-owned vs. Company-owned, 5:15-6:15A company-owned property usually means a good paycheck, guaranteed audience, and a chance to reach a wider readership than creator-owned works. But the latter offers great freedom and satisfaction. Walter Simonson, Dean Haspiel, and Thom Zahler talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly with moderator Robert Greenberger.SundayComics in the 1970s, 12:15-1:15The Comics Code was revised, the direct sales market was born, and the first hints of independent publishing highlighted a decade that saw a new generation of creators make their debut, including Elliot S! Maggin, Keith Pollard, Joe Staton, Ron Wilson, and John Workman. They reminisce with moderator Robert Greenberger about those transitional years. Sponsored by The Hero Initiative.Len Wein Memorial, 2:45-3:45This will be a rough one and I’m thankful Mark Evanier is hosting. I’m not entirely certain of who else will be there, but there will be stories and laughter as befits our departed colleague.

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