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Friday, March 23

1:30pm PDT

The Sergio, Mark, and Tom Show
Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragonés, and Tom Luth bring you the long-running, award-winning comic featuring the ship-sinking, everyone-slaying Groo the Wanderer. This is a panel where those three people talk about what they do, how they do it, why they do it, how one or two of them actually gets paid for doing it . . . it's just a very silly panel featuring silly people who do a silly comic book.

Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 208

5:30pm PDT

Alterna Comics: Bringing Back the Newsprint
Alterna Comics has revived the newsprint format. The publisher’s books can now be found not only at comic shops but also on newsstands for a fraction of the price of most comics today. Hear from writers Jordan Hart (Doppelgänger), David Lucarelli (Tinseltown/The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade), Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous), and Michael Kogge (Empire of the Wolf) about why comics are going back to the past to carve a bold new future. Free comics for everyone who asks a question!

Friday March 23, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 208
Saturday, March 24

10:00am PDT

How To Get Press Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what won't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, or why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include Tim Chizmar (First Comics News, Fangoria), Ed Catto (Captain Action, Bonfire Agency), Josh Henaman (Big Foot), Glenn Hauman (ComicMix), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News, Geek-a-pedia), Mike Kingston (Headlocked Comics, BOOM! Studios), Alex Raymond (Monstar, Hollywood Gone Geek), Francis Sky (First Comics News), and Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla Comics). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.

Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 209

4:30pm PDT

Quick Draw
It's another battle to the death—or at least until dinnertime!—with three lightning-fast cartoonists armed only with Sharpies and sharp senses of humor. The three cartoon combatants are Sergio Aragonés (Groo the Wanderer, MAD magazine), Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons, The Flintstones), and Tom Richmond (MAD magazine's star caricaturist). They'll be drawing the suggestions of you, the audience, as well as the Quizmaster of Quick Draws, Mark Evanier. As always, no wagering.

Saturday March 24, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
North 200B
Sunday, March 25

10:00am PDT

The Gospel According to Chick Tracts
You may not know his name, but chances are you are familiar with his work. When he departed this mortal coil in 2016, Christian author/illustrator Jack Chick left behind a legacy of comicdom's most controversial titles. Often found in doctors' offices, in transportation hubs, and passed out by street preachers, Chick's miniature black-and-white comics targeted, among others, Jewish, Muslim, and Catholic people, as well as fans of rock and roll and Dungeons & Dragons. Moderator Erik Amaya (Rotten Tomatoes, Tread Perilously) and panelists examine these heavy-handed comics through a lighthearted, satirical lens. Featuring Rob Bradfield (In Your Faith, Nuke the Fridge), Adam Sand (In Your Faith, Jack Chick superfan), Jessica Tseang (Robert Kirkman's History of Comics, comics historian), Pat Jankiewicz (Fangoria, Starlog), and Eisner Award-nominee Nat Gertler (The Factor, Peanuts historian).

Sunday March 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 209

1:30pm PDT

Descend into MAD ness with an exclusive sneak peek at the new MAD magazine! Meet the new Usual Gang of Idiots (and a few old ones) and find out what utter absurdity they have in store. Room 213AB

Sunday March 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 213AB