2018 Schedule of Events

OFF SITE: Friday, September 7, 8:00 PM Pre-Party Meet and Greet at Austin Books & Comics, 5002 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin TX 78751

Saturday, September 8: Show Hours 11 AM – 6 PM, in the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex Theater

In the East Room

12:00 PM -4:00 PM: Kid’s Activities with Pflugerville Public Library – Photo Booth! Robot Racing! 3D Printing! Button Maker! Craft Station!

In the Theater

12:00 PM -1:00 PM: Paying Your Bills With Comics

How is it possible that young indie creators are paying their bills with comics, crowdfunding, and freelance work? In conversation with creator Ngozi Ukazu, Madeline Rupert (Sakana // http://www.sakana-comic.com) and Gaby Epstein (http://www.gre-art.com) talk about their craft and how art is a career.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Podcasting: Basic and Advanced – Experienced podcasters discuss techniques from the simplest DIY to building a studio and podcast empire, with some tips on how to Actually Make Some Money doing it. With Korey Coleman & Martin Thomas of Double Toasted, and Mike Moody & Grant Davis of Permanent RCRD Studios, Moderated by Les Weiler

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: STORYTELLING IN VIDEO GAMES

Join seasoned pros in a discussion on how to tell stories in video games. Learn everything from the creative process to the business needs in interactive storytelling, as well as how to break into the business, potential career paths, and all things narrative! With Paul Benjamin, Lilah Sturges, Karen Segars & SJ Mueller, moderated by David S. Cohen.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: LGBTQIA Comics Panel – Prominent & Emerging Comics Creators discuss their work and experiences in the comics industry. With Lilah Sturges, Jeremy Holt, Alex Grandstaff & Dylan Edwards. Moderated by Sarah Marloff of the Austin Chronicle.

OFF SITE: 9:00 PM – Midnight. Live Art Show Benefit for KOOP at Rio Rita, 1203 Chicon St.

Sunday, September 9: Show Hours 12 PM – 6 PM, in the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex Theater

In the East Room

12:00 PM -4:00 PM: Kid’s Activities with Pflugerville Public Library – Photo Booth! Robot Racing! 3D Printing! Button Maker! Craft Station!

In the Theater

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: You CAN Draw In 30 Minutes!

Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK! This How-to-draw Workshop With Mark Kistler is an AWESOMELY FUN FAMILY EVENT! Visit Mark Kistler’s Artist Table in Artist Alley BEFOREHAND if you want your child to sit ONSTAGE with Mark Kistler (for first 8 children!)

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Zines: So What’s The Deal?!

Join cartoonist and Zine Fest Houston organizer Maria Heg on a brief history of that thing everyone is talking about but no one is quite sure how to pronounce! This presentation will touch on the cultural significance of zines throughout history, and then offer some practical advice on how to make your own zine and get out there and get involved with the DIY community!

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: The Secret History of Marvel’s Underground Comix – Did you know Marvel made its own underground comics or that one of its Silver Age heroes only appeared in stag magazines? Here’s everything you didn’t know you didn’t know about the small press history of the biggest comic book company in the business. With professional comic book historian and educator Kevin Garcia.