The next two weekends Thom and I will be at conventions! Come and see us!
First up is Steel City Con in Monroeville, PA
Do you like toys? Pop Culture? Cosplay? Big Name Guests? Then check out Steel City! It is August 7-9 at the Monroeville Convention Center. Price is reasonable and we find great deals there all the time!
Thom will be in Artist Alley with Shadowbinders and his Disney stuff. He will do sketch covers and commissions as well! He is also bringing character pouches that my mom makes! (She does a great job and the price is excellent)
I will be on the main floor with my character pillows.
The next weekend, August 14-16, 2015, Thom and I will be at Interventioncon 6 at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockvale.
Intervention is something special! It combines the fun and geekiness of a traditional convention with the educational value of a professional retreat. It’s all about growing in your craft. Whether it is Comics, Podcasting, Blogging, Marketing, Film Making, Writing, or simply Creating! The event is full of panels geared at helping you succeed and grow. Plus, you can bring your kids! They have a whole programming section specifically geared to kiddos!
We were there last year and it was great! There are so many really good guests too! The whole point of the event is learning, helping and having fun. Some friends of Shadowbinders will be there too like Liz Staley of Adrastus Comic. She has written 2 books on Manga Studio too!
you can pre-order her new book Manga Studio Ex 5 Cookbook Here
Thom and I are on several panels (there are so many more!)
Friday 14th at 5PM
Expect the Unexpected: Strange Tales From the Webcomic Universe
Once you place your work online, and get a certain level of success and traffic, you can expect that you’re going to have a few “interesting” situations or encounters along the way. Our panelists will recite events or situations that they’ve encountered that are funny, horrifying, soul touching, or purely WTF in scope.
Panelists: Michael Terracciano, Kara Dennison, Eric Kimball, Shadowbinders
Friday 14th at 7PM
Go For It! Taking The Leap To Full-Time Artist/Creator.
Many Intervention guests have cut the cord from their day jobs and gone on to develop successful businesses as writers, webcomic artists, musicians, and more. Join these panelists in a free-for-all Q&A discussion and ask everything you’ve ever wanted to know about quitting your job and going pro.
Panelists: Shadowbinders, Kara Dennison, Amy Chu
Saturday 15th at 2PM
Pitching a Project: It’s all about THEM!
How to take a project from elevator pitch to pitching to a publisher. Remember, kids — it’s all about THEM!
Saturday 15th at 6PM
How to stay motivated to create while dealing with all the challenges that your career and life can throw at you.
Panelists: LIz Staley, Oni Hartstein, Shadowbinders
Saturday 15th at 8PM
Webcomics 101: Creativity, Art, and Writing
You’re looking at a blank screen or a blank piece of paper and you just keep looking! Let our panelists help you figure out how to get started, how to keep going and how now to paint yourself into an artistic corner. Let’s talk formatting and how to best communicate your vision to your artist. And, if you’re an artist, how can you take advantage of the written word to make your story better.
Panelists: Shadowbinders, Michael Terracciano
Sunday 16th at 11AM
Kickstart My Art
You’ve heard about Kickstarter, but aren’t sure how to get started? Then join us as we walk you through the project creation process and give you the tips you need to create a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Panelists: Michael Dougherty, Shadowbinders, Nicole Dieker
I would check this one out!