March 14-17

Catch superstar writer Gail Simone at the Seattle Public Library!

Date: Thursday, March 14th
Time: 1:45 – 2:45pm
Location: Seattle Public Library – Central Library Microsoft Auditorium

Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever amongst children and YA readers, giving publishers and librarians a prime opportunity to introduce a new generation to graphic literature for adults. Libraries and Schools have seen a huge growth in kids comics as well as continued growth with teen comic readers – how to help these readers grow into lifelong comics readers? Hear from comic creators on the comics they make for adult readers and how they progressed from childhood comic fans (or were they comics fans as kids…?!) to adult readers of comics. Also hear how about the vital importance of adult readership of comics as modeling tool for parents, educators, and librarians. This panel is brought to you by the American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT). Follow the GNCRT @libcomix.

Later that day, you can catch her back on the convention floor at 5:45PM on the SyFy Wire Live Stage, where she will talk in detail about the recently announced Catalyst Prime: Seven Days!

Gail Simone

Come to the Lion Forge Panel!

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

Date: Saturday, March 16th
Time: 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Location: TCC L3-R4

Description: Lion Forge Comics strives to publish comics and more that everyone, 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 senior editor Shawna Gore, artist Jen Vaughn (Rolled & Told), Gail Simone (Architect of the Catalyst Prime Universe and writer of the summer event: Catalyst Prime: Seven Days), and more for a discussion on inclusivity across Lion Forge’s publishing line and beyond.

Jen Vaughn
Gail Simone
Shawna Gore
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Haphaven Cover

Haphaven © 2019 Karate Petshop, LLC.

Meet Norm Harper, author of Haphaven!

Date: Saturday, March 16th
Time: 7pm
Location: Barnes & Noble
(600 Pine St Ste 107, Seattle, WA 98101)
Down the street from the convention center.

Norm HarperNorm Harper is a writer whose previous works include the Eisner-Nominated RIKKI, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” and The Naughty List, a rhyming picture book about a young boy who has to misbehave in order to save Christmas. He lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and their massive LEGO collection.

Don’t miss Paige Braddock at these panels!

Paige BraddockPaige Braddock is the creator of Jane’s World, which was nominated for an Eisner award in 2006 for Best Humor Book, and is currently the Creative Director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, where she oversees the visual and editorial direction for all Schulz licensed properties. She’s illustrated several Peanuts children’s books, and designed the Snoopy U.S. postage stamp that was issued in 2001. She is also the author of the graphic novel series Stinky Cecil, published by Andrews McMeel Publishing, and the co-creator of the science fiction graphic novel series The Martian Confederacy, with writer Jason McNamara. Her romance novels for Bold Strokes Books are written under the pen name Missouri Vaun, and her Jane’s World prose novel, The Case of the Mail Order Bride, was published by Bold Strokes Books in 2006.

Jane's World Cover

Love Letters to Jane’s World © 2018 Paige Braddock

STEAM-Powered Graphic Novels

Date: Friday, March 15th
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Location: The Hive Workshop Room – TCC L2-R4 @ Washington State Convention Center (705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101)

Inclusive Comics 101: Or, Comics for the Rest of Us

Date: Thursday, March 14th
Time: 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Location: Seattle Public Library, Level 1 – Microsoft Auditorium

LGBTQ+ in Kid’s Comics

Date: Sunday, March 16th
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: Seattle Conference Center, TCC L3-R2

Puerto Rico Strong Cover

The characters and content of Puerto Rico Strong are TM and © of their creators, used by Lion Forge with permission.

Come to the Resurgence of Anthologies and Zines Panel!

Date: Thursday, March 14th
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Location: TCC L3-R5

Lion Forge editor Amanda Meadows and others will be talking about why anthologies are so important to changing the comics landscape and what it takes to make your own!

Amanda Meadows
Jen Vaughn

Come to the Decolonizing Dungeons and Dragons Panel!

Date: Saturday, March 16th
Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Location: TCC L3-R5

Hear from Lion Forge editor Amanda Meadows and Rolled & Told Artist Jen Vaughn along with other game writers, players, editors, artists and podcasters as they talk about the Dungeons and Dragons renaissance in pop culture.

Rolled and Told Issue 5 Cover

Rolled & Told™ © 2018 The Lion Forge, LLC. ROLLED & TOLD™, LION FORGE™, and QUILLION™ TM The Lion Forge, LLC.