It’s that time again, the best four days in gaming is almost here – Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana!
Howard, Tracy, and I will be set up at BOOTH #1935. I’m bringing a solid cross section of comics including Skullkickers, Wayward, Samurai Jack, and Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate.
Thanks to Howard we’ll also have a set of convention-exclusive Skullkickers Pins available at the show! Check ’em out. They turned out great!
On top of that, make a Skullkickers or Wayward purchase and you’ll get a free badge ribbon to show off your fandom.
On Thursday night Will Hindmarch and I will be hosting a special improv-style comedy gaming presentation called Who The #@%! Is My D&D Character?! based on the popular website of the same name. Characters will die, new fools will take their place, and we will guffaw. Expect a few industry special guests and good times. THURSDAY JULY 30, 7-9pm at the Crowne Plaza.
In addition to being at the booth, signing and sketching, I’m also proud to announce that I’ll be a part of the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium, a series of panels and discussions about writing craft and the creative business, as part of a new Comic Writing Track along with Bill Willingham (Fables), Chris Roberson (iZombie), Gene Ha (Top Ten), and Daryl Gregory (Legenderry).
Here’s a run down of panels I’ll be on as part of the Symposium:
THURSDAY JULY 30
1:00pm Writing Comics: It’s a Lot Like a Marriage – Authors & Artists
In comic writing you’re dependent on an artist—maybe more than one. Learn how to keep a good relationship with your creative collaborator. ROOM 242
2:00pm Writing Comics: Writing Women Friendly Comics
What is a comic for women? Is it a good idea to try to write to a specific readership? Is it even possible? Explore this topic with our distinguished guests. ROOM 242
FRIDAY JULY 31
1:00pm Writing Comics: Web Comics VS Digital Comics VS Paper Comics
Web Comics vs Digital Comics vs Paper Comics. What’s worth doing? What are the glories and pitfalls of each? Learn all of this and more! ROOM 242
3:00pm Writing Comics: When Only Batman Will Do
What do you do when nothing less than being able to write iconic characters will do? We’ll discuss how to do that, how to get those jobs, and how to keep them! ROOM 242
SATURDAY AUGUST 1
1:00pm Writing Comics: Serial Killers—Writing Serialized Stories
Most comics are serialized stories, written monthly over a year or two or even over decades! There are special challenges to writing this way and we’ll explore the toughest ones. ROOM 242
3:00pm Writing Comics: Write Until it Hurts
Writing comics can be a real challenge, and like every artistic endeavor, sometimes doing it right can hurt! Learn why it can hurt to write comics, and how to deal with it. ROOM 242
Needless to say, there will be a lot going on at Gen Con! If you’re at the show make sure you stop by and say “Hi!”