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Sunday, July 24
 

10:00am PDT

Open Meeting of the Christian Comic Arts Society
There will be a short sermon by Steve Weese (Fans for Christ) and then panelists will discuss how they share the Gospel within the comic book and pop culture arena. The panel will feature Sergio Cariello (Action Bible), Joe Queen (Geeky Guys for GOD), Erin Weidermann (Bible Belles), Jerrell Connor (Restoration), and moderator Dr. Thomas Parham (Azusa Pacific University).

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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11:00am PDT

Changing the Reader, One World At A Time
Eisner Award winners, Brazilian Wonder Twins Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Two Brothers) and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, Casanova) talk about how comics use images and words together to tell stories that leave a unique and incredibly powerful effect on readers. Find out which stories changed their lives and how they plan to keep changing the world with comics.

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Creating Diverse Worlds and Cultures
A lot of science fiction/fantasy takes place in worlds inspired by Western and European cultures. How can writers break that trend and create fully developed, unique cultures for their stories? Moderator Michael Spradlin is joined by authors Stacey Lee (Outrun the Moon), Indra Das (The Devourers), Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock), and Ru Xu (NewsPrints) to talk about how they developed inclusive futures (and presents and pasts).

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Historical Comics
Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), and Chester Brown (Louis Riel) have produced a body of work that, between them, is wholly unique and visionary. Their efforts have brought to life the Middle Ages, key moments of Canadian history, and the adolescence of a complex and notorious killer. Calvin Reid (senior news editor at Publishers Weekly) leads a discussion on researching and writing comics inspired by history.

Sunday July 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

20th Anniversary of DC's Birds of Prey
Celebrate the longest-running female superhero team in history with editor/creator Jordan B. Gorfinkel (Batman, Michael Midas Champion), writers Shawna and Julie Benson (DC's Rebirth, CW's The 100), and fan favorite writers Chuck Dixon (Batman, Punisher) and Gail Simone (Secret Six, Deadpool) as they reveal inside stories from the comics series, animated episodes, TV adaptations-and a feature film? Limited number of signed copies to be given away.

Sunday July 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Bisexuality and Beyond: New Frontiers in Popular Culture
From movies to television to comics to YouTube, beloved characters have emerged whose lives and loves place them outside traditional notions of straight and gay. What does this burgeoning representation mean for the bi, pan, fluid, queer (bi+) community? Are the lives of bi people and the discrimination they face represented in popular science fiction, fantasy, and superhero genres? What's life like for bisexual creators in popular media? Join Prism Comics, the BiNet USA BiStories Project, and moderator Faith Cheltenham (BiNet USA) for a lively discussion of these and other issues with panelists R. J. Aguiar (YouTube's "TheNotAdam," NotAdamAndSteve), Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Anything That Loves), Marissa Lee (Racebending), Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Batman & Robin Eternal), Bob Schreck (Legendary Comics), and Sarah Strumpf (Bisexual Books).

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Steampunk as a Maturing Visual Aesthetic
David L. Drake (Drake & McTrowell), Andrew Fogel (League of Steam), Bob Mogg (The Iron Tailor), and Rocky Olivares (Meowkernaut, comics) discuss how Steampunk's visual aesthetic has progressed, diversified, and matured over the last decade, including the influences and methods for achieving this progressive style and the specific tools, techniques, and materials used in recent projects. Moderated by Katherine L Morse (Drake & McTrowell).

Sunday July 24, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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