Hi TF Fans,
Looking for me at Comic-Con? Weirdo. ;) Just kidding. Below is a listing of events and signings I’ll be at…and maybe you’ll be there too.
Thursday, July 24
Beyond Cliches: Creating Awesome Female Characters for Film, TV, Comics, Video Games, and Novels
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Explore the past, present, and the future of female character creation for film, TV, comics, video games, and novels and examine the traps of common tropes, clichés, and stereotypes, while discussing how content creators can create wonderful, relatable, and realistic female characters with moderator Michele Brittany (West Coast Bleeding Cool News correspondent), Neo Edmund (Red Riding-Werewolf Huntress, Kaijudo Rise of the Duel Masters), Charlotte Fullerton (My Little Pony, Ben 10 Omniverse), Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Geek Nation), Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, creator of countless comic book characters), Andrew Robinson (Kaijudo Rise of the Duel Masters, Rescue Bots), and Mairghread Scott (Transformers Prime, Rescue Bots).
Signing at IDW Booth #2643
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Flint Dille, Chris Metzen, Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
Friday, July 25
IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies, and More!
1:30pm - 2:30pm Room 8
IDW editors John Barber and Carlos Guzman, along with Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s director for global publishing, offer a comprehensive overview of all things IDW & Hasbro. Transformers! My Little Pony! G.I. Joe! Dungeons & Dragons! Announcements! Prizes! Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, writer/artist Tom Scioli, and many more special guests.
Saturday, July 26
The Ultimate Pitch: The Step-by-Step Process of Turning Your Comic Into a Global Property
4:30pm - 5:30pm Room 8
In today’s pop culture landscape, creators are faced with the potential (and challenge) of turning their characters and series into cross-platform properties. From games to toys and television to film, the opportunities for global success have never been greater. The potential pitfalls, however, have never been more challenging. Moderator Sohaib Awan (creator of IDW Publishing’s Jinnrise), along with Mairghread Scott (lead writer on Transformers: Prime the Animated Series), and Royden Lepp (creator of Archaia Entertainment’s Rust), will explain the step-by-step process each creator must take to protect his or her intellectual properties. What do creators need to do from beginning to end? How long does the process from comic to TV/film take? What are the greatest obstacles to success? After over two years of development, an animated series based on Jinnrise is being produced; the panelists will explain how it was done.
Signing at IDW Booth #2643
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Tom Scioli, Brendan Cahill, Mairghread Scott, Flint Dille
Note: Due to overlap with my 4:30 panel, I will be late to this signing. But still more than happy to sign.
That’s it for me, fans, and remember: when I say I can’t draw, I’m not being modest; I’m just being honest.