PRESS RELEASE – 

With just over a week before thousands of fans again descend upon the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding Gaslamp District, the St. Louis publisher known for their promise of “Comics for Everyone” announces four different panels to appeal to multiple aspects of fandom!

The Lion Forge 2017 programming schedule kicks off on Thursday, and continues throughout the weekend!

The European Comics Wave, Thursday, 7/20/17, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room: 29AB

Description: Many readers are used to American comics being formatted a certain way. But all over the world the comic making standards differs from country to country. We’ll talk about the BD (Bandes Dessinees) format with a panel of publishers and creators as well as discuss the exciting wave of European comics being brought over to America.

Using comics support different learning styles in the classroom, Friday, 7/21/17, 10:00am – 11:00am, Room: Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Public Library

Description: A discussion about the benefits of using comics in the classroom to address the educational needs of differentiated learners. As school’s struggle to ensure that students are not left behind in the learning process and to extend curriculum to challenge more advanced students, educators must adapt their classroom to the developing needs of their students. Join us as we talk about visual literacy and the advantages of using sequential art to help connect with students and convey difficult concepts with ease.

Lion Forge comics panel: Hear the Lion’s Roar, Friday, 7/21/17, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Room: 8

DESCRIPTION: Growth and change in 2016 catapulted Lion Forge/Roar Comics onto comics’ center stage. Join Lion Forge along with special guest writers and artist as they give a detailed peek at what Lion Forge has planned for 2017 as well as glimpse of what’s to come in 2018.


A conversation About Inclusivity/Diversity in Comics and the Comics Market, Sunday, 7/23/17, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Room: 8

come hear a diverse mix of creators and book sellers have a discussion on diverse characters in comics, finding and audience for them as well as the impact the push for inclusiveness has had on the comics both creatively and financially.

Look for upcoming announcements of special guests appearing both on panels and in the Lion Forge booth in the coming days!

About Lion Forge Comics:

Lion Forge Comics strives to create comics that everyone – regardless of background or ethnicity – can identify with. Their title Andre the Giant: Closer To Heaven was nominated for three Glyph Awards. From indie creators to licensed properties including Dreamworks’ Voltron Legendary Defender, NBC/Universal’s Miami Vice, Airwolf, Punky Brewster, Saved By The Bell, and Knight Rider, and American Greetings’ Care Bears and Madballs, there is something for every level of comic fan.

Lion Forge Comics – Comics For Everyone. Visit www.lionforge.com for more information.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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