Some of these are obviously and directly related to webcomics; some of these are of interest because they deal with issues that creators of any stripe (web or otherwise) ought to be familiar with; and some are with creators who don’t do webcomics, but have a long history of self-publishing and ownership of their creations. No way I’m gonna be able to see all of these, so if anybody’s interested in taking notes at some, let me know.
- 11:30-12:30 Episodic Games and Comics: Made for Each Other — includes the forthcoming Penny Arcade game. Room 1AB.
- 3:00-4:00 Comic-Con Talkback 1 — talk to the organizers, let them know that (in the words of Mike Krahulik) “that webcomics are kind of a big deal now.” Room 4.
- 3:30-5:00 Spotlight on Scott Kurtz — join Kurtz, Straub, and Ryan Sohmer as they talk about PvP and the animated series. Room 1AB.
- 5:00-6:00 Random House: Flight/Postcards — some of the most beautiful work in webcomics has been done by the Flight alumni. Room 10
- 6:00-7:00 Dumbrella — Ask them what the collective noun for webcomickers is. Room 10.
- 10:30-12:00 Comic Book Law SchoolÂ® 101: Let’s Start at the Beginning — Planning on entering a future Comic Book Challenge or submitting to Zudacomics? This is mandatory reading. Room 30CDE.
- 12:30-1:30 Terry Moore: SIP RIP — Terry Moore‘s been self-publishing for going on a decade and a half; his successes and mistakes will be valuable learning for anybody that wants to make a living off webcomics. Room 3.
- 3:30-4:30 Business of Web Comics — The Kurtz & Khoo show continues from last year. The description says they will “create a brand-new webcomic, live on stage and show how the creative and business aspects of the property work (and donâ€™t work) in parallel.” Want webcomics to be your business? Be here. Room 8.
- 5:30-6:30 Scott McCloud and Family — Because they‘re cool. Room 5AB.
- 10:30-11:30 TOKYOPOP: Star Trek in Print: The New Golden Age — Wil Wheaton, webcomics icon. Room 2.
- 10:30-12:00 Comic Book Law School 102Â® — You protected your rights in session one, now look at how you negotiate transfers of some of them in exchange for things you want while keeping what’s yours. Room 30CDE.
- 12:30-1:30 The Comicbook Artists Guild: An Open Call for Members Nationwide — Any reason that webcomics creators shouldn’t be considered with their print counterparts? It’s just a different ditribution channel. Strength in numbers and all that. Room 24A.
- 2:30-4:00 Sergio & Mark: Groo’s 25th — Because nothing is cooler than Groo. Room 8.
- 3:30-4:30 Penny Arcade — I hear it’s a webcomic that some people read. Room 1AB.
- 4:00-5:00 Jeff Smith — Everything I said about Terry Moore also applies to Jeff Smith, plus he’s a hell of a nice guy and his wife? Geekier than me, and that’s saying something. Room 8.
- 5:30-6:30 Keenspot Unplugged 2007 — News, announcements, and free swag from The Big Green. Room 3.
- 9:00-11:00 Spotlight on Warren Ellis — Ellis is both friend and foe to webcomics. Room 6CDEF.