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Thursday, July 24
 

10:30am PDT

Comic Book Law School 101: The Beginning Is the Most Important Part
Ideas, characters, plots, designs, stories, paintings, photos, titles, names, logos, brands-it's enough to drive one crazy if you don't know your copyright from your trademark from your trade secret. But never fear-help is only a 90-minute program away. Noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, offers the first of three fun and informative programs, which taken together are designed to provide you with a basic foundation in intellectual property law and related areas, including securing and enforcing your rights, contracts and licensing, fair use, parody, social media and much more. This first installment focuses on "The Basics" in an effort to provide a foundation for understanding the different intellectual property rights available to creators and business owners and teach ways to protect those rights, focusing on how best to safeguard ideas, inventions, works of authorship, characters, brands and names, from conception through publication and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about basic rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, including their intersection with new media, as well as new decisions and changes in the law and how they could affect those rights (and if time permits, he'll touch on issues of joint authorship, fair use, parody and/or piracy). Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections available, as well as the numerous potential pitfalls, under the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

Thursday July 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

CBLDF: Using Graphic Novels in Education
Comics and graphic novels are amazing resources for inspiring a love of reading and learning among students of all ages. CBLDF experts Betsy Gomez, Meryl Jaffe, Carol Tilley, and more examine how to use comics in classrooms, and provide strategies for combating the confusion that often leads graphic novels to be targeted by censors. They'll also offer suggestions for how to use specific comics in the classroom. Bring your challenges, questions and success stories!

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

CBLDF: The History of the Comics Code
60 years ago this month, comics were put on trial in a nationally televised Senate subcommittee hearing that had shattering repercussions for this great American artform. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund presents the shocking history of moral panic that led to this historic hearing and the birth of the Comics Code Authority, which regulated the medium's content for more than 50 years. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the tale at this CBLDF presentation.

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Digital Color for Comics
In print or digital, comic books need color, but do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (DC's weekly series Future's End) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob SquarePants) demonstrate step-by-step the transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Followed by Q&A session.

Thursday July 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Adobe Photoshop: The Artist's Journey
Panelists Daniel Presedo (Photoshop imagineer), Chris Cox (Photoshop engineer), Brian Haberlin (Anomaly), and Rayce Bird (FaceOff) discuss how Adobe Photoshop is the world's best digital imaging software. Find out what is new in the 2014 release and hear from these talented Pro's as they present their insights, tips and tricks to Photoshop and answer your Photoshop questions! They will give away a one-year subscription to the Creative Cloud.

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Breaking into Comics and Staying In
With the shifting landscape of the comics industry, this is your invaluable guide to breaking into the comics industry. Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt (Marvel and IDW) is joined by writers Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Nailbiter) and Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Ultimates, The Bunker), Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie (Hellboy), and IDW Publishing editor-in-chief Chris Ryall (Zombies Vs. Robots) for what promises to be the best panel on breaking in ever!

Thursday July 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

DC Comics-Master Class: Art History
Class is in session, as some of the greatest artists in the industry-Lee Bermejo (Before Watchmen: Rorschach, upcoming Suiciders), John Romita Jr. ( Superman), Nicola Scott (Earth 2)-take this panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process. DC Comics is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive, all-access look at what it's like drawing for DC.

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Figure Drawing for Popular Media
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches), and panelists present a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well. Professionals and beginners are welcome. Bring your drawing supplies to draw models/cosplayers during this interactive presentation. Come ready to take notes and to draw.

Thursday July 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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7:00pm PDT

Inside the Voice Actors Studio
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 21, 06:48PM
Bang Zoom! Entertainment brings you this one-hour panel/workshop about voice acting that covers practical dubbing techniques, important issues such as studio protocol, and what to expect at your first audition. This is a great opportunity for attendees interested in the voice-acting profession to get firsthand advice and experience from the pros in an intimate yet dynamic setting. You will learn directly from some of the best voice actors and directors in the world and also get some inside information on how to break in and what the industry is really like. Panel guests include voice director Andrea Toyias (World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment), and voice actor Jonathan Adams (Diablo III, World of Warcraft).

Thursday July 24, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Horror Stories of Creating Comics: How to Produce Tricky Books
Producing complicated and unusual books takes more than just ink and paper-sometimes it takes blood, sweat, and tears. For anyone who's ever been interested in making their own books, join Cesare Asaro (creator, Finding Frank and His Friend), Calista Brill (senior editor, First Second Books), Peter Maresca (editor, Sunday Press Books), Dave Marshall (editor, Dark Horse Comics), and Kirstie Shepherd (author, Gadabout Time Machine User's Manual) for a panel discussion on the red flags to watch out for on the long journey to get the details right, and to hear funny stories of where things went wrong.

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
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Friday, July 25
 

10:30am PDT

Comic Book Law School 202: Moving Forward: Marketing, Monetizing, and More!
After the successes of Harry Potter, Twilight, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones, not to mention the billions made by the Star Wars universe, the latest Batman trilogy and the Marvel Universe, its no surprise that Hollywood's appetite for comic book properties continues to rise. Now that geek is chic, the entertainment industry has increased its mining efforts through all forms of popular culture, but nowhere more than in the comic book industry. But with tens of thousands of characters and properties competing for attention, actually making money from your creations requires understanding the legalities and pitfalls of contracts and license agreements in general, along with an understanding of the business models used by the companies looking to make you an offer. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimed The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, and entertainment attorney Mona Metwalli present an interactive seminar tackling a number of the more advanced issues facing authors, artists, and designers (and the businesses that hire them) as they begin marketing their properties and creative ideas, including: the key things you should know when Hollywood comes knocking; production, merchandising, and distribution agreements; potential pitfalls when dealing in contracts, assignments and licenses; and (time permitting) participating in a contract negotiation role-playing exercise.Note: The Comic Book Law School® seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

Friday July 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

CBLDF: Graphic Novels and Their Turbulent Past: Now Classroom Tools of Tolerance
Graphic novels are often associated with violence and aggression. They can, however, be used to help kids gain a greater understanding of the often violent world around them, and they can often be used to defuse anger. Finally, they can be used to teach history, social studies, and social organization. This panel of educators, authors, and artists will show you how. They'll discuss the intertwining history of comics, violence, and censorship and provide teachers with classroom tools to integrate incredible graphic novels within language arts, social studies and science, effectively meeting Common Core State Standards while addressing ever-present resistance to the graphic text artform. Panelists include Meryl Jaffe, Betsy Gomez, Matt Holm, and Jennifer L. Holm.

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

CBLDF: Dr. Wertham's War on Comics
How did a pioneering neuroscientist become one of the 20th century's most notorious censors? In 1954, psychiatrist Fredric Wertham published the popular book Seduction of the Innocent, which inspired such moral panic that comics were placed on trial by the U.S. Senate. Wertham's efforts, although presented as science, were actually carefully manipulated to discredit the medium. The results nearly destroyed the comics artform in the United States. Carol Tilley, the professor whose recent research helped debunk Wertham once and for all, will take you back in time, behind the scenes, as she shares some of the little-known stories of Dr. Wertham's war on comics.

Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Convincing Hand and Facial Expressions
Ron Lemen (Wizards of the Coast) demonstrates basic guidelines that will help you draw more convincing gestures and expressions in both the face and hands of your characters. Ron will demonstrate some quick anatomy and design principles, as well as share examples and diagrams simplifying the information for an artist to use. Regardless of your form of art-commercial or personal-these guidelines are universal in helping you build stronger expressions or actions. Bring a sketchbook and draw along and/or take notes.

Friday July 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Art Lessons from Great Illustrators: Heinrich Kley
Marshall Vandruff (MarshallArt.com) will present over a hundred slides of Heinrich Kley's drawings to showcase his virtuoso skills. Kley's character design, knowledge of anatomy, mastery of form and movement, and wild pen & ink technique have inspired artists for the past 100 years. Marshall will explain the training involved for today's artists who want to apply these classic disciplines and standards to their work in any medium.

Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Creating Comics with the iPad
The iPad has transformed the way you read comics, but did you know you can create comic art on it too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Wolverine: An Origin Story) and Kristy Miller (The Wick and Kelty Adventures) demonstrate how to pencil, ink, and paint comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session.

Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Prismacolor Power! Marker and Pencil Techniques that Make You a Super Artist
Shelley Minnis (fine art specialist) will show you how to take Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Markers to the next level to get the effects you desire when you are creating your comic and manga drawings. Samples and door prizes provided.

Friday July 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Closing the Deal: Everything You Need to Know About Publishing Deals and Contracts
Your project is going to make millions of dollars-but you have to sign this contract first-yikes! Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience, Marvel, IDW Publishing) and Joe Sergi, attorney and author of Comic Book Law: Cautionary Tales for the Comic Book Creator, offer an in-depth look at comics contracts. If you want to work in the entertainment industry-especially publishing-you can't afford to miss this panel!

Friday July 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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7:00pm PDT

Adding Special Effects to Cosplay Pictures and Video
Award-winning VFX artists from the film Cosplay Dreams 3D show how to add special effects to your cosplay photos and videos using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Join Gulliver Parascandolo (director & VFX artist of Cosplay Dreams 3D) and other VFX artists to see how to add realistic laser beams, fireballs, glowing magical elements, and sci-fi backgrounds that will bring your cosplay photography or movie to the next level! Moderated by Christine Kasal Parascandolo (executive producer of Cosplay Dreams 3D).

Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
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Saturday, July 26
 

10:30am PDT

Comic Book Law School 303: Muy Caliente! Hot Topics 2014
In In this session noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the classic The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, brings you a panel discussion highlighting some of the most pressing legal issues and trends facing the creative and business communities. Professor Marc Greenberg and attorneys David Lizerbram, Larry Zerner, and Mark Reichenthal share their collective knowledge and insights while covering the following fascinating topics: contributory copyright infringement and Tarantino v Gawker; collaboration agreements between artists and writers; work-for-hire agreements for independent contractors; the case of Sherlock Holmes and the public domain; a review of the 9th Circuits decision involving Google/YouTube and the Supreme Court decision on the interplay of laches and statute of limitations in copyright suits. In addition, the entire panel will reflect on the Kirby v. Marvel appeal to the Supreme Court, and what impact the case could ultimately have on the comic book industry. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

CBLDF: Tales from the Code-True Stories of Censorship
For more than 50 years, American comic books were subject to the censorship of the Comics Code, a system born from a time when comics were burned in the streets and blamed for all of society's ills. Though the Code is gone, its influence remains. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathers Denny O'Neil, Paul Levitz, and other top storytellers who worked under the Code's strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions.

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

CBLDF: Banned Comics!
Bone, Fun Home, Maus, Persepolis, Sandman, Watchmen... they're not just some of the greatest comics ever made, they're also among the most frequently targeted for bans! This year's Banned Books Week celebrates comics and graphic novels and the CBLDF has everything you need to know to celebrate in your community. Jeff Smith, Gene Yang, Carol Tilley, Charles Brownstein, and others discuss how and why comics are banned and how you can fight back by participating in this year's comics-focused Banned Books Week!

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Traditional Art Training Online
Jeffrey R. Watts, owner and director of the traditional art school Watts Atelier of the Arts offers insight into what it takes to become skilled enough to work in the gaming, animation, illustration and concepting arenas. Jeff's 23 years of teaching insight will help you to understand what skill sets it will take to reach the top in your field. Jeff will field questions about training, working, and succeeding in today's ever increasingly competitive atmosphere. Jeff will also execute a live demonstration so you so you can see the efficiency of his methods firsthand.

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Adobe Photoshop: Enabling the Artist in the 3D Print Revolution
Daniel Presedo (Photoshop imagineer), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop engineer), Chris Cox (Photoshop engineer), Brian Haberlin (Anomaly), and Poet Name Life (producer, Black Eyed Peas) from within Photoshop CC teach how to create a 3D design from scratch or load a 3D model from virtually any source and print to a 3D printer or 3D print service. Find out about automatic mesh repair and automatic generation of support structures and rafts. A one-year subscription to the Creative Cloud will be given away.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Creative Dynamic: The Freelancer's Guide to Building Great Business Relationships
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 15, 11:10AM
You're an artist, a creator, writer, or penciler but those darn publishers keep asking for changes to your work! Join Comics Experience's panel including superstar artist David Finch (Forever Evil, Batman: The Dark Knight), Marvel senior editor Nick Lowe (X-Men, Spider-Man), artist Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Dynamite senior editor Joe Rybandt and Vertigo/DC Comics group editor Will Dennis (Scalped, Y: The Last Man) for a no-nonsense approach to building your freelance business while still maintaining your artistic integrity.

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Drawing in a [+SM]Art Way: A Hands-on Workshop
Dr. Wei Xu (artist/mathematician, author of Drawing in the Digital Age) will teach you how to draw what you see efficiently with simple geometry knowledge and scientific principles. It is a new [+SM]Art approach developed by Dr. Xu that adds science and math into art. You will learn various easy and fast techniques to arrange complicated structures without using any measurement tools.

Saturday July 26, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Sequential Visual Storytelling: The Art at the Heart of Comics (& Film, TV, Games, etc.)
Former Marvel Comics executive editor Carl Potts, the person who mentored many top comics creators (Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Mike Mignola, June Brigman, Larry Stroman, Jon Bogdanove) will be joined by top comics creator Whilce Portacio in this seminar based on Potts' new book, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling. Learn the principles and techniques for telling clear and compelling visual stories in comics, film, games, and other sequential visual media.

Saturday July 26, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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7:00pm PDT

The Secrets and Art of Great Acting and Performing
Actor, writer and director Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Captain Apollo) shares his 45-year journey as an actor and the secrets to breaking through to a more powerful level of performance and achieving success in today's entertainment industry. Includes scenes and improv.

Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Internet Marketing Secrets for Authors
In this seminar, author/publisher Mark O'Bannon (The Dream Crystal, The Dark Mirrors of Heaven, Aia the Barbarian, Fantasy Imperium, Better Storytelling) discusses how to create a buying frenzy, what every author ought to know about writing and marketing, and some plain talk about a simple business that often sounds complicated.

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
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Sunday, July 27
 

10:00am PDT

Kids Draw: A Comics Live Drawing Panel
This fun-filled draw-off pits cartoonist against cartoonist as kids help tell the story-with Kelley Jones (Space Mountain), Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Dan Santat (Comics Squad: Recess), and Kirk Scroggs (Snoop Troop) and as many monsters, aliens, princesses, and plot twists as they can fit into a single panel! Moderated by Matt and Jenni Holm (Babymouse, Squish).

Sunday July 27, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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11:00am PDT

Cartoon Design For Creative Kids
Hey kids! It's time to get happy, have fun, and be funny! Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed, Jetsons) returns to Comic-Con with his popular cartooning workshop. Kristian will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing fun cartoon characters. You will learn how to draw your own funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes and more. Be sure to join Kristian for this unique and exciting session!

Sunday July 27, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Dr. Zhivago's Innovation in Education: Basic Cartoon and Animation Using Vector Graphic Tools for Kids
Dr. Marie Zhivago (professional cartoonist and published children's book author) and Dr. Eric Banatao (principal of Eastlake Elementary School, Chula Vista, CA) discuss how students learn basic cartoon and animation using an industry standard vector-based app and software on iPads and computers. Kids learn early how to use current technological tools to help stimulate and develop young artist's creative imagination. Join Dr. Zhivago and Dr. Banatao for this Q&A session.

Sunday July 27, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

How to Draw Manga for Kids
eigoMANGA's team of manga artists and animators will teach kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. Join seasoned manga artists Mino Miyabi (The Voice of Innocence, 5D), Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy (Mad Beanz), and Austin Osueke (Rumble Pak, Sakura Pakk, Alpha League).

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Resin Casting and Silicone Moldmaking
Jeffrey Broz (Matrix Enterprises) has presented eight previous seminars about resins and casting. Sam Girgis (Biggerbox Models) is producing large-scale garage kits. Whether you want to produce a garage kit model, mold your sculpture, or reproduce a Steampunk part for your vintage costume, this year's seminar will cover new material choices and tips from previous seminars about complex silicone mold design and casting techniques including rotational molding. Learn from their pitfalls with short run 3D duplication, garage kits, and industrial design. This year, they will also talk more about vendors, guides, and material choices to cast your sculptures or models.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Paper Toys
Grammy-nominated paper engineer and author Renee Jablow demonstrates techniques for creating paper toys featuring characters from the DreamWorks 3D film How to Train Your Dragon 2. Participants will create paper dragons that can actually fly, with the recently published How to Train Your Dragon 2: Time to Race! by Studio Fun International (previously Reader's Digest Children's Publishing). Examples of paper toys in the form of pop-up books will also be shared.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

The Secrets of Writing
Acclaimed comics writer James Hudnall (Harsh Realm, Espers, The Age of Heroes, Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography) explains the secrets to better writing and making a story that matters and reveals seven key secrets that can turn an ordinary story into something special. He is joined by author Dr. Terry Cronin (The Skinvestigator, Students of the Unusual) for a discussion on how to make the most of your fiction.

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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