It's that time of year again! Thankfully, C2E2 has moved back to late April, instead of mid-March like it was in 2016, and they've just posted the panel schedule. I'll be doing three panels this year, which is about the max I'd want to do, honestly. More than that and you run the risk of missing out on fun stuff. Here's a picture from last year (that's me eating the burger dog toy in the back).
Without further ado:
- April 22, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, S405b
- At the forefront of modern social debate is the nature of gender identity and how we move forward culturally with new understanding of the diversity within. Many contemporary graphic novels directly and indirectly address this debate by providing fictional and non-fictional representations of individuals expressing and explaining how the definitions of both identity and gender have evolved. This panel will gather artists and critics to discuss the value of these texts to the conversation. (Bilal Shelby, Caitlin Rosberg, Jeff Pastiak, Katie Schenkel, organized by the Comics Education Offensive.)
- April 23, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, S503
- Building a 21st century graphic novel library in your classroom is a daunting task. A library which appeals to the diverse nature of your student body can make this challenging. This panel will gather teachers and creators together to discuss the importance of diverse titles in classroom libraries as well as suggestions for titles to fill that shelf. (Adan Alvarado, Bilal Shelby, Caitlin Rosberg, Ronell Whitaker, Dr. Katie Monnin, Katie Schenkel, organized by the Comics Education Offensive.)
- April 23, 2017, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM, S503
- Have you been pitching publishers, or do you want to? Do you know the most common reasons why pitches get rejected? (Do you know that editors talk to each other?) Come pick the brains of multiple editors from the US and the UK and learn what you can do to make your pitch or portfolio rise to the top of the stack, learn what to avoid, and go into your next submission with a better understanding of how to succeed. (Caitlin Rosberg, Megan Byrd, Summer Sparacin, Lauren Burke, Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen, Zach Lehner, organized by Ladies' Night Anthology.)
In the coming weeks, I'll also post a list of panels you should check out.