REALLY UPDATED: Canadian comic book creators plan to make a scene at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

It’s that time of year again when hotel rooms are beyond hard-to-find, sidewalks are unpassable and lineups go on forever outside Hall H. Comic-Con International 2018 is about to take place in San Diego from July 19-22. Among the many guests, Canadian comic book creators are scheduled to take part in a variety of panels and sessions that will no doubt entertain attendees from far and wide.

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Here’s the most current schedule:

Thursday July 19th
10 am – Border Narratives: Voices from Beyond the Wall – Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird, Firebug)
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

11 am – Spotlight on Lynn Johnston (For Better Or Worse)
Room 32AB

11 am – Growing Up With Comics: Introducing Younger Readers to Graphic Storytelling – Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home)
Room 23ABC

12 noon – “It’s Dangerous To Go Alone!” – Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up)
Horton Grand Theatre

12 noon – Comics, Start Here ! – Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIZ Media)
Room 11

1 pm – IDW Book Signing (#2743) – Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse)

1:30 pm – Monsters In Out Midst: Our Favorite Creepy Comics Creators – Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls)
Room 8

2 pm – We Believe In Fantasy – Johnnie Christmas (Firebug)
Room 23ABC

2 pm – Queer Comics For Kids – Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIZ Media)
San Diego Central Library

3 pm – Spotlight on Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender, Gideon Falls)
Room 25ABC

3 pm – DC Comics Booth Signing (#1915) – Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls)

4 pm – DC Stage Demo (#1915) – Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls)

4 pm – Mark Wheatley Booth Signing (#2308) – Cecil Castellucci (Mine!)

5 pm – Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable – Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIZ Media)
Room 29AB5 pm – Dark Horse Comics Signing (#2615) – Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home)

5:30 pm – Superstars in Children’s Graphic Novels – Ian Boothby (Sparks!)
Room 26AB

6:30 pm – Comics PR and Marketing 101 – Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press)
Room 8


Friday July 20th

10 am – Image Comics Booth Signing (#2729) –  Jeff Lemire (Descender,  A.D.: After Death, Royal City, Gideon Falls)
* note this is a ticketed event

10 am – IDW Book Signing (#2743) – Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse)

11 am – IDW Publishing Booth Signing (#2743) – Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony)

12 noon – Geek Media in Canada – Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press), Pia Guerra (The Nib), Ian Boothby (Sparks!), Cecil Castellucci (Shade The Changing Girl) and Sonya Ballantyne
Room 25ABC

1 pm – Graphic Novel Adaptation: License to Thrill – Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up)
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Public Library

1:30 pm – Building A Skeptical Techno-Utopia with Optimistic Disaster Stories – Cory Doctorow (In Real Life) and Cecil Castellucci (Shade The Changing Girl)
Room 24ABC

3:30 pm – So You Want to Edit Comics? A Closer Look at the Industry’s Secret Warriors – Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press) and Megan Kearney (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls)
Room 8

4 pm – LBGTQ Graphic Novels – Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIZ Media)
San Diego Central Library

5 pm – DC For Young Readers Panel – Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls)
Room 9

5:30 pm – SYFY Wire Fangrrls: Women Changing the Game – Lights (Skin & Earth)
Room 6DE

6 pm – Best and Worst Manga of 2018 – Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival)
Room 4

6:30 pm – #METOO to #TIMESUP: An Action Summit for Comics – Pia Guerra (Y: The Last Man)
Room 8

8 pm – Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – nominees include Cecil Castellucci, Scott Chantler, Jeff Lemire, Michael Walsh, Tyler Kenkins, Ramón K. Pérez, and Jillian Tamaki 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

 

Saturday July 21st

10 am – My Secret Origin Panel – Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl)
Room 6DE

12:30 pm – BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours – Tyler Jenkins (Black Badge)
Room 24ABC

2 pm – Adapting Folklore, History, & Myth in Comics – Johnnie Christmas (Firebug)
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

4 pm – Abrams ComicArts: Reaching Every Reader: New Trends in Graphic Novels for Adults and Kids – Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up)
Room 28DE

4 pm – Drawing Distinctive Characters – Jeff Lemire (Royal City)
Room 23ABC

5 pm – Manga: An Intro For Comic Fans – Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIZ Media)
Room 28DE

5 pm – DC Comics Booth Signing (#1915) – Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl)

6:30 pm – Skin & Earth: Running a One-Woman Show: Lights (Skin & Earth)
Room 26AB


Sunday July 22nd

10 am – DC For All – Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl)
Room 6DE

11 am – A Life’s Work: Long-Term Comic Projects – Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse)
Room 25ABC

11 am – Sunday Art School Panel –Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls)
Room 11

11 am – The Secret Loves of Geeks – Hope Nicholson (editor)
Room 32AB

11 am – Guide to Illustrating Comics: From Sketches to Final Pages – Megan Kearney (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls)
Room 24ABC

12:30 pm – Powerful Young Women in Disney Comics – Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure)
Room 23ABC

1 pm – How I Got Here: Paths to Comics –– Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World) and Cory Doctorow (In Real Life)
Room 28DE

1 pm – IDW Book Signing (#2743) – Jeff Lemire (Essex County)

2 pm – Comics of the Internet: The Memes, the Myths, the Legends –Megan Kearney (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls) and Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press)
Room 29AB

2 pm – IDW Book Signing (#2743) – Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse)

3:30 pm – DC Comics Booth Signing (#1915) – Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl)

Other Canadians appearing at Comic-Con International 2018 include:

Ryan Sohmer (Least I Could Do) – Booth #1231

Discover more details about these and other sessions at the Comic-Con International 2018 site: https://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule

 

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