Lion Forge and Oni Press announce SDCC schedules

Lion Forge and Oni Press announce SDCC schedules

Comic-Con is a little over a week away. Can you believe it? Are you ready?

I know I am, and based on Lion Forge and Oni Press’ convention schedules, they are too. Check them out below for information of signings from the likes of Gail Simone, Michael Uslan, and Bryan Lee O’Malley, along with their full slate of panels.

Per Lion Forge:

#SDCC: LION FORGE ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING, EXCLUSIVES, AND MORE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

The St. Louis Publisher of “Comics for Everyone” Reveals Something for Everyone at SDCC 2019

ST. LOUIS—Just under two weeks ahead of the opening of the exhibit hall at Comic-Con International 2019, Lion Forge reveals a full slate of signings, giveaways, and programming at this year’s convention.

Fans will get multiple chances to meet some of their favorite creators throughout the show, with days and times outlined below:
 
Thursday, July 18
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Gene Ha (Mae)
12:30–1:30 p.m.: Norm Harper (Haphaven)
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Gail Simone (Catalyst Prime: Seven Days)
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Rolled & Told Group Signing
5:00–6:00 p.m.: Michael Uslan & Andrew Pepoy (Dinosaucers)
 
Friday, July 19
10:00–11:00 a.m.: Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Wendy Xu (Mooncakes)
1:00–2:00 p.m.: Gail Simone (Catalyst Prime: Seven Days)
2:30–3:30 p.m.: Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir)
4:00–5:00 p.m.: Samuel Sattin (GLINT, Bezkamp)
 
Saturday, July 20
10:00–11:00 a.m.: Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen, and Emily Whitten (The Underfoot)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Gail Simone (Catalyst Prime: Seven Days)
1:00–2:00 p.m.: Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir) 
2:30–3:30 p.m.: Rolled & Told Group Signing
4:30–5:30 p.m.: Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul)
 
Sunday, July 21
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen, and Emily Whitten (The Underfoot)

Lion Forge-related programming details can be found below.

The d20 Dames Present: Building Inclusive Gaming Adventures for All, Thursday, 7/18/19, 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Are you ready to move past the pre-gen table top adventures and build a nightmare landscape (or delicious pie-scape) for your friends? We're here to help! Build an Adventure with live-play D&D podcast, 
d20 DamesJen Vaughn + Kat Kruger plus some mysterious guest NPCs! We've written a little bit of everything from D&D adventures to YA novels to comic series. We'll cover some of the basics on what makes a great RPG/D&D campaign in addition to highlighting some of our favorites from this past year. 
 
Shirley Special Events Suite @ The San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
 
Comics and History in Comics,Friday, 7/19/19, 3 p.m.–4 p.m.
Combining text and image can make complex or abstract subject matter more appealing, winning over even the most reluctant reader. Learn how graphic novels can be used to supplement lessons in STEM and history, and bring awareness to underrepresented and marginalized perspectives.  Panelists include: 
Jim Ottaviani (Hawking), MK Reed (Science Comics: Wild Weather), Ben FisherMichelle Nguyen and Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep). Moderated by Tracy Edmunds (Educational Consultant and Curriculum Specialist) Sponsored by CBC Graphic Novel Committee.
 
A Life Illustrated: Memoirs in Comics, Friday, 7/19/19, 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m., Room: 8
Spring saw the release of both Genderqueer: A Memoir from 
Maia Kobabe (who uses pronouns e, em, eir); a moving work of graphic nonfiction detailing eir coming of age and coming out as non-binary, and the first collection of the beloved webcomic, Our Super Adventure from Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty, Kim Reaper) and Stef Purenins; documenting all the weird little everyday flashes of shared absurdity that make up relationships. Join us for a discussion on how and why the comic book medium provides the perfect format for telling the life stories of the people behind them.

And per Oni:

#SDCC: ONI PRESS ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING, EXCLUSIVES, AND MORE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 

The Portland Publisher Announces Full Slate of Signings and Programming at SDCC 2019

PORTLAND—Two weeks ahead of the doors opening to preview night at Comic-Con International 2019, Oni Press reveals a full slate of signings, exclusives, and programming at this year’s convention.

Fans will get multiple chances to meet some of their favorite creators, including Eisner nominee Katie O’Neill throughout the show, with days and times outlined below:
 
Thursday, July 18
10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.: Ivy Noel Weir & Christina “Steenz” Stewart (Archival Quality)
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Cat Farris (My Boyfriend is a Bear)
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m.: Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America)
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.: Jim Zub (Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons)
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Sarah Graley & Stef (Our Super Adventure)
4:30 p.m.–5:30p.m.: Katie O’Neill (Tea Dragon Society)
 
Friday, July 19
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: Sarah Graley & Stef (Our Super Adventure)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Katie O’Neill (Tea Dragon Society)
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: Zander Cannon (Kaijumax)
2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.: Jim Zub (Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons)
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim)
4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.: Andrew MacLean (Rick & Morty)
5:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m.: Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu)
 
Saturday, July 20
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Vernon Shaw & Leighton Gray (Dream Daddy)
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.: Sarah Graley & Stef (Our Super Adventure)
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Katie O’Neill (Tea Dragon Society)
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.: Invader ZIM Group Signing
 
Sunday, July 21
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu)
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Jim Zub (Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons)
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: Sarah Graley & Stef (Our Super Adventure)
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: Katie O’Neill (Tea Dragon Society)
 
Licensed vs. Creator-Owned Comics: The Pluses, Minuses, and Honest Opinions, Thursday, 7/18/19, 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m., Room: 8 
Comics is a medium full of diverse content and voices working on both company-owned characters and franchises, as well as original creations from the creators themselves. So, what is the real difference for the people behind the stories we love to read? Oni editor-in-chief 
Sarah Gaydos leads a panel of accomplished comics creators who have worked in both fields to discuss their experiences, recommendations, and how to craft the best story either way. 
 
Katie O’Neill Spotlight, Friday, 7/19/19, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m., Room: 28DE 
Join Eisner Award-winning children’s cartoonist 
Katie O’Neill (The Tea Dragon Society, Aquicorn Cove) in conversation with her editor Ari Yarwood, as they discuss Katie O’Neill’s evolving career, webcomics, craft, representation in children’s literature, and their favorite Tea Dragons.
 
Shirley Special Events Suite @ The San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
 
Feminist Comics that Rock,Friday, 7/19/19, 12 p.m.–1 p.m
Let's celebrate the diversity of strong female characters, authors, and publishers in contemporary kids’ comics! 
Raina Telgemeier (Guts), Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America), Jennifer Holm (Sunny Rolls the Dice), Peggy Burns (publisher, Drawn & Quarterly) are in a conversation moderated by Candice Mack (Eisner Awards Jury, LA Public Library). Sponsored by CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

LGBTQ+ YA Graphic Novels, Friday, 7/19/19, 1 p.m.– 2 p.m.
Join 
Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me), Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper), Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America) and Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass) in their discussion of LGBTQ+ in Young Adult Graphic Novels. From developing authentic visual stories, to comics as a safe space for all identities. Moderated by Amanda Melilli (ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table). Sponsored by CBC Graphic Novel Committee.
 
IDW & Oni Press: Rick & Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons, Saturday, 7/20/19, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m., Room: 25ABC 
Oni Press, IDW, and Dungeons & Dragons are busting out the twenty-sided die for a second roll at Rick and Morty™vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape this fall, and we're giving Comic Con attendees an exclusive sneak peak! The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family in the newly announced second series! Fan-favorite dice-dependent writer 
Jim Zub is joined by editor Chase Marotz, and Wizards of the Coast game designer Nathan Stewart for a full hour guaranteed to be more fun than any line for convention exclusives!
 
Invader Zim Panel, Saturday, 7/20/19, 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
Celebrate four years of Invader ZIM comics with Oni president and publisher, 
James Lucas JonesJhonen Vasquez (Invader ZIM creator and overlord), Eric Trueheart (Invader ZIM writer), Sam Logan (Invader ZIM comics writer) and more! Gain exclusive insight into Invader Zim comics, including information about the fabled Issue #50 coming out in December!
 
The Craft: Magic in Young Adult Comics and More, Sunday, 7/21/19, 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m., Room: 23ABC
The appeal of magic is undeniable, but how do you make your magical story unique? Epic Reads founder 
Margot Wood leads a discussion with Gene Ha (Mae), D.J. Kirkland & Daniel Barnes (Black Mage), Preeti Chhibber (Peter & Ned's Ultimate Travel Journal), Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper, Glitch), Samuel Sattin (Bezkamp, Glint) and more. This panel of experts from comics and prose will discuss what magic brings to the page, how to develop a unique viewpoint, and where their inspiration comes from.
 
iPhones and Wands: Can Tech and Magic Coexist?Sunday, 7/21/191:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.,Room 25ABC
Featuring 
Gene HaKatie O’Neill, and more. Moderated by Lilah Sturges.
In a world where technology is almost magic, where people are instantly and constantly in touch, maps guide the way everywhere and the answer to almost any question is just a voice command away, can magic truly feel special? When a story is guided by a quest, a savior, or a long-standing curse, what place does technology have? If Bran could have texted Ned Stark that it was Jaime that pushed him out the window, would that change who sits upon the iron throne? Could Frodo have used a drone to drop the one ring into the fires of Mount Doom? Hear from Comic-Con special guests how they embrace or shun modern technology to create fantastical takes beloved by all.

San Diego Comic-Con will be held July 17-21.

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