Although they’ve gone Amazon on us, Comixology is still hanging out with comics folks, and doing a fine job of it. Although it hasn’t been as widely announced as it was last year, when you register your badge at NYCC you get some free digital comics from Comixology. And they’ve announced a bunch of panels and a party Saturday night so-sponsored by Dynamite, benefitting the CBLDF. Here is the poop:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th
PANEL: ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing When: Thursday, October 9th, 6PM-6:45PM Room: 1A21
To date, comiXology Submit has released over 2000 independent comic books, graphic novels & manga from celebrated indie creators like Shannon Wheeler, Becky Cloonan & more. Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with Submit breakout successes Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker co-creator), Charles Forsman (Oily Comics Publisher and TEOTFW creator), Bethany & Ruben Romero (The Agency co-creators) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit & reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom! Moderated by comiXology’s Chip Mosher.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th
PANEL: Comics: Where to begin? When: Friday, October 10th, 6PM – 6:45PM Room: 1A21
Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join some of the industry’s biggest professionals as they dig into their vast comic knowledge to personally recommend series just right for you! Join comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger as well as Bill Jemas(Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.), Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly Senior News Editor), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing Manager), Shannon Watters (BOOM! Box Editor and Lumberjanes co-creator), Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts co-creator), with moderating byChip Mosher (comiXology), as they guide you through the awesome world of comics!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th
PANEL: ComiXology: Ask Me Anything When: Saturday, October 11th, 5PM – 5:45PM Room: 1A18
From how to publish your own comic book through comiXology Submit to a “how-to” on beginning your own successful start-up just like comiXology co-founders & panelists David Steinberger & John D. Roberts, ComiXology spills the beans on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about digital comics, publishing, LIFE & more! Moderated by comiXology’s marketing maven, Chip Mosher, this panel will answer your burning curiosities in a no-holds-barred Q & A of epic proportions! PARTY:
ComiXology NYCC Party Benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Hosted in Part by Dynamite Entertainment When: Saturday, October 11th, 8PM-10PM Where: Tir Na Nog – Time Square, 315 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 Cost: Suggested $10 admission fee. (All door proceeds go to the CBDLF)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12th
Successfully Crowdfund Your Comic Time: Sunday, October 12th, 1:15PM – 2PM Room: 1A01
Get in on the self-publishing revolution! From crowdfunding your own comic on Kickstarter to self-publishing with comiXology Submit, this is a panel you can’t miss. Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing Manager), Jimmy Palmiotti (multiple-Kickstarter success story), & Hope Nicholson (Nelvana of the Northern Lights Publisher) for an in-depth discussion that will give you the knowledge to successfully create, fund & promote your own comic! Moderated by comiXology’s Ivan Salazar.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.