I’ve been asked to moderate a panel at this year’s WonderCon. What is WonderCon? Like San Diego Comic Con, it is another convention organized by Comic-Con International. Dedicated to comics and other pop-culture arts, I imagine it to be a smaller version of SDCC, but this will be my first year attending so I’ll have to assess that while there. Usually it’s held in San Francisco, but due to renovations of the Moscone Center, they are holding the event at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim.
”It certainly was not our wish to move,” commented David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for the nonprofit event. “However, when faced with the prospect of canceling the show for a year or moving locations, after careful consideration we decided to keep WonderCon on the 2012 calendar at a venue that could accommodate our needs.”
So, with that, I’ve been asked by a group of friends in LA to moderate their panel. Here is the description:
Full Time Creative Work on Part Time Schedule Sunday, March 18
3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule— Learn the secrets to using part-time collaboration to achieve full-time results! No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, costuming / cosplay or podcasting), breaking into today’s media is a full-time job, even if you have only part-time hours to accomplish it. To accomplish that goal you have to find or form then work with a team of people while avoiding mortal casualties. Hear Topher Davila (Art Director, GeekdomWear.com), Aleister Gilgrim (Head of Product for Readz/Star Labs Ltd), Sean Glumace (Digital Arts Instructor at Golden West College), Kevin Flessing (TomatoTV.net), Mario Martinez (Co-Creator, TomatoTV.net), Ron Coleman (Molecular Geneticist and writer), Jonelle Cobb (Creative Director, GeekdomWear.com), Jody Patterson (main contributor, RatBoxProductions.net) and moderator Cat Smith (Voice Actress) talk about how they successfully juggle time between their creative and business sides and discuss the process, pitfalls, and potential of part-time collaboration from their experiences in illustration, writing, design and animation and other fields from a variety of levels of administration and sizes of organizations. Whether you’re a hobbyist or looking to go pro, if you struggle with deadlines, need help finding collaborators, want to know how to effectively work with a team or simply want to know how to get your foot in the door, this panel is not to be missed!
I think it will be a really great panel and I’m terribly interested in the subject so even though they will give me leading questions to ask, I’m fairly certain some of my own will come organically. They’re looking at having me do this for them at Comic Con as well, however I’m not sure if it is the same panel. WonderCon is March 16-18 and tickets are available at Comic-con.org.
Aside from this, the first podcast is shaping up quite nicely and we’re still on schedule to have our first recording session on February 22. We’ll be deciding the launch date tomorrow so stay tuned. There’s also two other major announcements hitting the blog this week so keep your eyes open for that as well. Tomorrow I have to stop slacking and get some auditions out and work some more on that commercial demo to pass on through my friend. And finally, tomorrow’s blog will be a tour of Sonoma, a.k.a. “Mayberry” according to Kacie B of this season’s, The Bachelor. Tour Sonoma Bachelor-style through screenshots and descriptions of Sonoma inspired by their visit in Episode 2.