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Meet the Talent

Signing Information

Friday, March 22, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Saturday, March 23, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 5:00PM
Sunday, March 23, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Glint Cover

Glint Book 1 © 2019 Ian McGinty and Samuel Sattin.

Samuel Sattin & Ian McGinty are signing Glint Book One: The Cloud Raiders at booth #317!

And find Sam and Ian on the SyFy Wire Live Stage Friday, March 22, from 1:45 – 2:00PM!

Sam SattinSamuel Sattin is a novelist, comics creator, and essayist. He is the writer of the Glint trilogy and Bezkamp (2019), Legend, The Silent End, League of Somebodies, and Adventure Quest. He holds an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts and has a creative writing MFA from Mills College. He is the director of a toy company in Oakland, California, and teaches at the California College of the Arts.

Ian McGintyIan McGinty is an artist, writer, and designer based in Los Angeles, California. He is the creator of Welcome to Showside! and worked on Nickelodeon’s new INVADER ZIM movie. Ian was lead artist on Boom Studios’ Rocko’s Modern Life comic series, as well as Adventure Time. His original graphic novel, Glint: Cloud Raiders Book One, published by Lion Forge, has recently been published.

Signing Information

Saturday, March 23, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Sunday, March 24, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Gene Ha will be signing Mae at booth #317

And find Gene on the SyFy Wire Live Stage Friday, March 22, from 11:30AM – 12:30PM doing live drawings and interviews!

Gene HaGene Ha is an American comics artist and writer best known for his work on books such as Top 10 and Top 10: The Forty-Niners, with Alan Moore and Zander Cannon, for America’s Best Comics, the Batman graphic novel Fortunate Son, with Gerard Jones, and The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix, among others. He has also drawn Global Frequency and has drawn covers for Wizard and Marvel Comics. He was awarded the 1994 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award, and won four Eisner Awards, in 2000, 2001, 2006, and 2008.

Mae Cover

Mae © 2018 Gene Ha.

Signing Information

Saturday, March 23, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Sunday, March 24, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Summit Volume 2 Cover

SUMMIT © 2018 The Lion Forge, LLC.

Amy Chu will be signing Summit at booth #317

Amy ChuAmy Chu is a comic book author who runs the comic imprint Alpha Girl Comics as well as writes comics for other publishers. She wrote the six-issue miniseries Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death and a few Wonder Woman issues for DC. She is a graduate of MIT, Wellesley, and Harvard Business School. Chu has been writing Red Sonja for Dynamite Entertainment since late 2016. She also started working on Dynamite’s KISS in 2016. Chu took over writing duties for Dynamite’s Green Hornet beginning with the 2018 run.

SyFy Wire live Stage!

Saturday, March 23, 11:00AM – 11:15AM

Don’t miss Ben Fisher, Emily S. Whitten, and Michelle Nguyen talking about their newest middle grade graphic novel The Underfoot Vol. 1: The Mighty Deep on the SyFy Wire Live Stage!

Ben FisherBen Fisher is an attorney and author whose work spans a broad spectrum of genres and subject matter, but always with an underlying thread of humanity (and a bit of his trademark dry wit). His father, a recipient of the NAACP Humanitarian Award, helped ensure that a thread of optimism was woven into even Ben’s darkest tales, while his mother first set him on the story-teller path by giving him the Dungeons & Dragons “red box” while he was still in grade school. He writes and performs “geek-centric” music under the name Tesla Deathray Survivors Anonymous, and his first album “This is Canon” was released in 2017.

Emily WhittenEmily S. Whitten is an attorney, fiction writer, pop culture journalist and host, and media personality who also occasionally runs genre conventions. She has published columns and webcomics with the likes of ComicMix, MTV Splash Page, Reelz.com, and Movers & Shakers Unlimited, and has had recurring appearances on the Fantastic Forum radio and TV shows and the podcast Made of Fail. Emily co-founded The North American Discworld Convention and continues to assist in its management. She resides in the greater D.C. area, and in her copious spare time, enjoys crafting and looking after her tiny hamster.

Michelle NguyenMichelle Nguyen is an Eisner and Ignatz winning illustrator and comic artist based in Portland, Oregon. She studied fine arts at the University of Puget Sound and Portland State University. She has previously contributed to The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat and Pokey and the Elements: Fire anthology.

The Underfoot Volume 1: The Mighty Deep

The Underfoot, Volume 1 ©2019 Benjamin Fisher and Emily Whitten.

Come to the Lion Forge Panel!

Representation in Graphic Storytelling- From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop

Saturday, March 22, 3:00PM – 4:00PM
In S403

Description: Lion Forge Comics strives to publish comics and more that anyone, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender identification can connect with. With multiple imprints, including an entire line of books for younger readers, and one of the most diverse superhero universes in comics history, the St. Louis publisher makes good on that promise every Wednesday. Join Lion Forge’s Devin Funches and Christina “Steenz” Stewart, along with writer Amy Chu (Summit), artist Gene Ha (Mae), Ben Fisher, Emily Whitten, and Michelle Nguyen, the team behind The Underfoot, as well as Samuel Sattin and Ian McGinty (GLINT), for a look at how Lion Forge truly publishes “comics for everyone.

Amy Chu
Emily Whitten
Gene Ha
Ian McGinty
Ben Fisher
Devin Funches
Sam Sattin
Michelle Nguyen

Find Lion Forge Editor Christina “Steenz” Stewart at these great panels!


Walking The Floor: A Comic Con Primer for Teachers

Friday, March 22, 10:45AM in RMS503

I get It Now: Exploring Cultural Perspectives Through The Use of Graphic Memories and Biographies

Saturday, March 23, 1:15PM in RM S503

Illustrated Novels for Kids

Sunday March 24, 1:15PM in RM S405A

And catch Steenz signing her graphic novel Archival Quality (written by Ivy Noelle Weir, published by Oni Press) after the panel at tables 41 and 42 in the autograph area!