Here are the who, what, and when of our con–some great panels, so PLEASE come out!

Title: How to Get Press Coverage (for Small Press Publishers)
Time: 12:15PM – 1:15PM
Location: 1A08
Speakers: Alan Kistler, Albert Ching, Glenn Hauman, Heidi MacDonald, J. C. Vaughn, Matthew Szewczyk
Description: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews or interviews and what does not? Many publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comic journalist Matthew Szewczyk (First Comics News) 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 (in alphabetical order) Albert Ching (Comic Book Resources), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Alan Kistler (Comic Mix, Comic Book Resources), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) and J. C. Vaughn (The Scoop). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.

Title: Mission in a Bottle: From Honest Tea to a Graphic Novel
Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM
Location: 1A01
Speakers: Barry Nalebuff, Heidi MacDonald, & Sungyoon Choi
Description: How do two men with a vision for a healthy, lightly sweetened beverage bring it to market and start a small business that eventually becomes a multi-million dollar company? And once they do that, how do they turn their story into a graphic novel that is not only an informative book on small business start-ups but a funny story about two guys learning how to brew vats of tea? Join Honest Tea co-founder and Yale School of Management Professor Barry Nalebuff and artist Sungyoon Choi for a discussion of the making of the graphic novel Mission in a Bottle and tips on entrepreneurship moderated by the Beat’s Heidi MacDonald. 


Title: Publishers Weekly Comics World presents: Doing It the Euro Way
Date: 10/12/2013
Time: 1:45PM – 2:45PM
Location: 1A15
Speakers: Emma Viecelli, Esad Ribic, Heidi MacDonald, Stephanie Hans, & Will Sliney
Description: The American comics industry has been invaded by artists from around the globe, and many of them are at NYCC. Cartoonists from Europe including Esad Ribic (Thor: God of Thunder #1, X-Men), Will Sliney (Defenders, Celtic Warrior), Emma Viecelli (Amazon Chronicles, My Little Pony), Stephanie Hans (The Mighty Thor) Alvaro Martinez (The Ultimate Comics X-Men) and more talk about their work and their native comics scenes.
Title: Making Movies about Making Comics: Three Filmmakers in Discussion
Date: 10/12/2013
Time: 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Location: 1A01
Speakers: Heidi MacDonald, Ian Fischer, Maria Cabardo, & Patrick Meaney
Description: With the rise of comics culture, movie screens and DVD racks have been seeing a rise in new documentaries that explore the comics medium and the men and women behind it. But getting these movies made can be an epic journey in itself. Join Patrick Meaney (The Image Revolution, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts and the upcoming Neil Gaiman documentary), Maria Cabardo (BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones) and Ian Fischer (Rude Dude: The Documentary, Superhero Nation) as they go behind the scenes and show exclusive footage, including a sneak peek at the upcoming Neil Gaiman documentary.


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