Just under two weeks ahead of the opening of the exhibit hall at Comic-Con International 2019, Lion Forge reveals a full slate of signings, giveaways, and programming at this year’s convention.
Fans will get multiple chances to meet some of their favorite creators throughout the show, with days and times outlined below:
Thursday, July 18
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Gene Ha (Mae)
12:30–1:30 p.m.: Norm Harper (Haphaven)
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Gail Simone (Catalyst Prime: Seven Days)
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Rolled & Told Group Signing
5:00–6:00 p.m.: Michael Uslan & Andrew Pepoy (Dinosaucers)
Friday, July 19
10:00–11:00 a.m.: Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Wendy Xu (Mooncakes)
1:00–2:00 p.m.: Gail Simone (Catalyst Prime: Seven Days)
2:30–3:30 p.m.: Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir)
4:00–5:00 p.m.: Samuel Sattin (GLINT, Bezkamp)
Saturday, July 20
10:00–11:00 a.m.: Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen, and Emily Whitten (The Underfoot)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Gail Simone (Catalyst Prime: Seven Days)
1:00–2:00 p.m.: Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir)
2:30–3:30 p.m.: Rolled & Told Group Signing
4:30–5:30 p.m.: Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul)
Sunday, July 21
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen, and Emily Whitten (The Underfoot)
Lion Forge-related programming details can be found below.
The d20 Dames Present: Building Inclusive Gaming Adventures for All, Thursday, 7/18/19, 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Are you ready to move past the pre-gen table top adventures and build a nightmare landscape (or delicious pie-scape) for your friends? We’re here to help! Build an Adventure with live-play D&D podcast, d20 Dames, Jen Vaughn + Kat Kruger plus some mysterious guest NPCs! We’ve written a little bit of everything from D&D adventures to YA novels to comic series. We’ll cover some of the basics on what makes a great RPG/D&D campaign in addition to highlighting some of our favorites from this past year.
Shirley Special Events Suite @ The San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Comics and History in Comics,Friday, 7/19/19, 3 p.m.–4 p.m.
Combining text and image can make complex or abstract subject matter more appealing, winning over even the most reluctant reader. Learn how graphic novels can be used to supplement lessons in STEM and history, and bring awareness to underrepresented and marginalized perspectives. Panelists include: Jim Ottaviani (Hawking), MK Reed (Science Comics: Wild Weather), Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen and Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep). Moderated by Tracy Edmunds (Educational Consultant and Curriculum Specialist) Sponsored by CBC Graphic Novel Committee.
A Life Illustrated: Memoirs in Comics, Friday, 7/19/19, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room: 8
Spring saw the release of both Genderqueer: A Memoir from Maia Kobabe (who uses pronouns e, em, eir); a moving work of graphic nonfiction detailing eir coming of age and coming out as non-binary, and the first collection of the beloved webcomic, Our Super Adventure from Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty, Kim Reaper) and Stef Purenins; documenting all the weird little everyday flashes of shared absurdity that make up relationships. Join us for a discussion on how and why the comic book medium provides the perfect format for telling the life stories of the people behind them.
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