Ready to learn more about the industry? Hoping to break in? Want to mingle with the big wigs? Check out this rundown of the educational panels taking place at this week’s New York Comic Con.

THURSDAY – October 6, 2016
12:15 – 1:15 – Room 1C03
Creator Connection: Facilitated Professional Networking
Description: Want to meet some fellow creators and start NYCC right? Here’s a chance to meet your next creative partner in this fun, interactive networking session. Many indy comics have been launched through this panel. Introverts welcome. This is the original and best Creator Connection. Be there and launch your career. IMPORTANT: Bring business cards, notebook, & sample work! Panel support by J. Jacob Barker of Creator After Con Network & Jeff Rider (Cloudwrangler Comics).
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31596/Creator-Connection-Facilitated-Professional-Networking-Meetup

FRIDAY – October 7, 2016
11:00 – 12:00 – Room 1A18
Visual Storytelling: Creators Demonstrate Page Breakdown
Learn how to structure a complete comic book page from beginning to end. Pace, panel breakdown, and story arc discussed by professional writers, artists, and colorists who work for mainstream publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, & more. Learn how to improve your sequential art storytelling by watching top creators brainstorm on the page. Creators will be using markers by Marvy/Uchida. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School.

Featuring the talents of artist Sean Chen (Wolverine, Iron Man), artist/writer Jerry Ordway (Superman, Shazam), colorist Paul Mounts (Harley Quinn), and writer/editor Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool, Valiant).
Additional support by James McGill.
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31445/Visual-Storytelling-Creators-Demonstrate-Page-Breakdown

12:00 – 1:00 – Room 1A18
Creators Studio with Joe Quesada
Meet the legendary Joe Quesada like you’ve never met him before…alone on stage. An open conversation with Marvel Comics’ Chief Creative Officer about writing and drawing comics; breaking into the industry; staying employed; and the inevitable ups and downs of an epic career as a visual storyteller. Just two friends talking about a career in the comic book industry.
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31446/Creators-Studio-with-Joe-Quesada

1:00 – 2:30 – Room 1A18
Plotting to Pencils: Sequential Art & Visual Storytelling
See a demonstration of exactly how real professional artists break down a script and thumbnail a comic book page. Listen to writers and editors discuss the challenges of panel-to-panel visual storytelling. Actual working pros show how to lay out the story flow and specific sequential panels from a real comic book script. Featuring the talents of artist Terry Dodson (Wonder Woman, X-Men), Jim Calafiore (Aquaman, Surviving Megalopolis), Joe Rybandt (Dynamite), and colorist Paul Mounts (Harley Quinn). Creators will be using markers by Marvy/Uchida. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School with support by Lawrence Hoffman, & Sandra Mounts.
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31451/Plotting-to-Pencils-Sequential-Art-Visual-Storytelling

2:30 – 4:00 – Room 1A18
Creator Connection: Facilitated Professional Networking
Meet your next creative partner in this fun, interactive networking session. IMPORTANT: Bring business cards & samples of your work! This panel has helped complete strangers form creative teams and publish comic books. It’s fun even for shy people. The original and best Creator Connection. Be there and launch your career. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School. Inspirational opening comments by Alexa Fox (Challenging Comics), Marcelo Ferreira (Dark Horse, Richie Rich), Dominic Sparano (Pronto Comics), and Mike Dolce (Secrets of the Sire).
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31455/Creator-Connection-Facilitated-Professional-Networking

7:00 – 11:00
Creator After Con Network (CACN) Party
Join Creator After Con Network for this after-hours version of Buddy Scalera’s popular Creator Connection panel. Last year during NYCC 2015, CACN brought over 50 Creators together excited about projects, connecting, and discussing their medium. CACN events provide a casual environment, a peer network, and a growing community for Creators to support each other. Hosted by J. Jacob Barker at Twins Pub Inc. (corner of 9th and 34th, 21+), same as last year. No cover charge. Sponsored by Comic Book School and Kraken Print.
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31460/Creator-After-Con-Network-CACN-Party

SATURDAY – October 8, 2016
7:00 – 11:00
Creator After Con Network (CACN) Party
Join Creator After Con Network for this after-hours version of Buddy Scalera’s popular Creator Connection panel. Last year during NYCC 2015, CACN brought over 50 Creators together excited about projects, connecting, and discussing their medium. CACN events provide a casual environment, a peer network, and a growing community for Creators to support each other. Hosted by J. Jacob Barker at Twins Pub Inc. (corner of 9th and 34th, 21+), same as last year. No cover charge. Sponsored by Comic Book School and Kraken Print.
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/31459/Creator-After-Con-Network-CACN-Party

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