Melksham comic con has announced the panels that will run over the weekend. There’s lots of cool talks by even cooler people. I’ll be on some panels too! You can see a full list here and can buy your tickets here.
Sat 30th Aug (Council Room)
1PM – THE WRITING ROOM
Montynero, Mike Garley, John-Paul Bove, and Andy Lanning
How do you write for comics? How do you come up with new ideas? What about collaborative works? Join us for a session with some of the most talented writers in the industry today, and find out more about what they do, how they do it, and what’s involved in writing for, and creating some of the historical storylines we have in our collections!
3PM – COMICS AND TELEVISION
Mike Garley and Andrew Wildman
Many movies these days evolve from iconic stories in comic books. But what about the small screen? Smallville, The Walking Dead, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and so on. Do they bring more people to comic shops, picking up books? Or are the shows for the existing comic fans? What about going the other way? TV shows after cancellation can carry on in comic books, keeping a universe open for the fans – Buffy is now on Season 10, Smallville Season 11 can be found on the shelves of comic stores.
There’s also comic creators who work with television shows, so there are crossovers everywhere!
Join us for a discussion about how television and comic books work together to keep fandom alive!
Sun 31st Aug (Committee Room)
11:30AM - CHILDREN’S COMICS
Mike Garley and Jess Bradley
What makes a good children’s comic? Are they all for children? How do you get kids engaged and interested in comic books? Join us for a chat about why getting kids to enjoy reading is so important!
12:30PM – CREATOR-OWNED COMICS
Mike Garley, Jon Lock, Mike Dowling
and Conor Boyle
Our panel of comic creators will discuss a range of subjects including how they come up with their ideas, where they find collaborators, how they pitch and market their comics, as well as discussing all the hidden trials and tribulations that go with creator-owned comics.
This wide-ranging panel promises to be fun and informative and will give aspiring creators and fans a great behind the scenes view of creating comics.