Panel Schedule 2016

Schedule subject to change, please check often. No refunds given for scheduling changes.

SATURDAY

Saturday Morning Cartoons Redux
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm Salon B-C
Guests: Samantha Newark, Dameon Clarke, Buzz Dixon, Jeff Kline, Steve Cardenas
Hosted by: Dan Brian
Relive the glory days of cartoons! Voice actors and writers from beloved shows such a Jem & the Holograms, Dragonball Z Kai, Transformers and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers kick your Saturday morning off right. The first 20 people in line get a special breakfast treat!

Cover Art Masters
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm Salon D
Guests: Cary Nord, Tom Feister, Steve Geiger, Babs Tarr
Hosted by: Thomas Novak
Who doesn’t love browsing the shelves at your local comic book shop on new comic book Wednesday? Great cover art can make you stop and check out something new or add a little extra happiness to your folder. Hear from the pros about how they approach the challenge of making great cover art.

Angry Geeks Show LIVE
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm Webster
Hosted by: Lewis Perry, Jeremy Courtney
Be the live studio audience for the popular weekly Youtube talk show, The Angry Geeks Show. Join Lewis Perry and Jeremy Courtney as they share their crazy thoughts on comics, movies, cosplay and more!

Star Wars – Bringing Characters to Life
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm Salon D
Guests: Ian Whyte, Dave Barkley, Dexter Vines
Hosted by: Ken Reid
Immersing ourselves in the Star Wars universe wouldn’t be possible if not for the people who make us believe in other worlds and alien characters. Learn about the incredible act of bringing fantastical characters to life from Chewbacca’s stunts to Jabba the Hut’s moves to translating it all to the comic book page.

Geek Jeopardy
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm Webster
Hosted by: Matthew McKenna
Think you have what it takes to be the Geek Jeopardy champ of Granite State Comicon 2016? Three contestants will be chosen from the audience to answer questions on topics such as comics books, movies, tv shows, animation, video games, and a variety of other nerd themed topics. This could be your chance to win fabulous prizes!

Intro to Spells for Young Witches and Wizards
Saturday 1:30-2:30pm Fanzone
Hosted by: Selina Marcille and James Marcille
Our magic instructors will teach introductory lessons in spells to prepare students before they get their magic school letters or to help improve their marks at their chosen Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is a guided imaginative play session that will engage young fans in the magic of the Harry Potter books. No previous experience reading the books or seeing the films is necessary. Brought to you by The Group That Shall Not Be Named, Inc.

Adrian Paul Q&A
Saturday 2:00-3:00pm Salon B-C
Guest: Adrian Paul
Hosted by: Derek Maki
There can be only one! Best known for his role as Duncan Macleod on the hit television series Highlander, Adrian is also a producer, director and heads his own charity. With a successful career spanning over 25 years, more than 25 films and over 200 hours of television, this special Q&A will be a treat!

Batman Day 2016
Saturday 2:00-3:00pm Salon D
Guests: Larry Hama, Jeff Parker, Billy Tucci, Jack Purcell
Hosted by: Thomas Novak
Celebrate Batman Day 2016! Hear tales about what it’s like to work on the comic book character with such an amazing legacy, he even has his own day! One lucky audience member will walkaway with a special Batman prize pack.

TMNT on the Page and Big Screen
Saturday 2:00-3:00pm Webster
Guests: Ben Bishop, Jeremy Howard, Robert Atkins, Sal Otero
Hosted by: Ken Reid
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have captured our hearts, and made us hungry for pizza, for years. Come hear what it’s like to work on everyone’s favorite heroes in a half shell.

Making a Pop Culture Legend
Saturday 3:00-4:00pm Salon B-C
Guests: Otis Frampton, Blair Shedd, JK Woodward, Andrew Robinson
Hosted by: Dan Brian
With viral videos, memes and all sorts of internet shenanigans, artists can find themselves working on pop culture legends. Join us as we talk about the highlights and pitfalls of working on characters so loved by fandom.

Granite State Comicon Ultimate Sketch Off
Saturday 3:30-4:30pm Salon D
Guests: Rich Woodall, Elliot Fernandez, Adam Riches
Hosted by: Brenda Noiseux
It’s a game, it’s a party it’s a great chance to win FREE one of a kind art from some of your favorite Granite State Comicon artists! At this panel YOU tell the artists what to draw and if they can do it before their 5 minutes are up, YOU score free art!… And as for our artist, well they get to feel proud of themselves for finishing a piece within 5 minutes! How it works: Our audience members walk in get a raffle ticket, we pick a ticket # that person gets to give the panel a subject in which to draw and they have 5 minutes to draw their best version of said subject, ticket holder then gets to pick their favorite and the remaining pieces end up getting raffled off in between challenges.

Legends in Canon: The Future of Star Wars Legends
Saturday 3:30-4:30pm Webster
Hosted by: Robin Vogt, Sean Michaud
The Star Wars Legends appear throughout the Star Wars Universe, including movies, TV shows, comic books and novels. We’ll discuss the story of Grand Admiral Thrawn and how his addition to the Star Wars canon has made a splash amoung fans and propose new Legends characters that could find a place in the new trilogy of films.

The Swiss Army Knife Comic Book Artist
Saturday 5:00-6:00pm Salon D
Guests: Rob Garney, Joe St. Pierre, Shawn Crystal, Bill Walko
Hosted by: Thomas Novak
The multiple talents of comic book artists never ceases to amaze. From comic book art to animation to game concept art and more, join the professionals on what it’s like to work within multiple mediums.

Audiobooks & Your Empire of Words
Saturday 5:00-6:00pm Webster
Hosted by: Colby Elliott
Did you ever wonder how audio books get made? Audiobook voice-actor and producer Colby Elliott of the Last Word Audio (Wonder Woman Unbound, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, Batman: Unauthorized, The Supergirls) shows you how a book goes from one of the 90% of books without an audio version to a great recording you can be proud of and can stand right next to the best in the business.

Comic Book Trivia
Saturday 6:30-730pm Salon D
Hosted by: Matt Joyal
Put your comic book knowledge to the ultimate test! Three contestants will be chosen from the audience to compete for the ultimate Granite State Comicon comic book trivia bragging rights.

The Comic Buffet
Saturday 6:30-7:30pm Webster
Guests: Justin Hawkes, Shae Mahoney
Hosted by: Raffi Ayala
Welcome to story time with comic books! Our host will describe a comic book story that the panelists have never heard of. Expect hilarity to ensue. As a bonus, everyone will learn a little more about comic books.


SUNDAY

Comic Book Swap
Sunday 11:00am-12:00pm Salon A
Hosted by the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen
Do you have piles of comic books taking up valuable space? Bring your single issues and trades to the Single Issue Swap and walkway with new-to-you comic books in return. Any leftover comic books will be donated to a local charity. The swap is hosted by the women’s comic discussion group, The League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen, which asks you separate the comic books you’re bringing into All Ages vs adult audiences titles.

CAPE Presents: Cosplay Photography Q&A
Sunday 11:00am-12:00pm Salon D
Guests: Benn Robbins, Rodney Brown, Bethany Maddock, Bellechere
Hosted by: Pat Covey
What could be better than making a killer cosplay? Stunning photos, of course! Our panel of photographers and cosplayers will chat about steps to setting up a shoot, what to expect and tips and tricks for looking your best.

Meet The Legions: A Look At The Costumes, Creativity, And Charity of Lucasfilm’s Preferred Costuming Organizations
Sunday 11:00-12:00pm Webster
A look at the activity of the 501st and Rebel Legion on a local and worldwide scale, and the costumes, charity, and high profile events in which we participate. This panel will also include a look at large-scale prop construction.

Granite State Comic Kids Sketch Off
Sunday 11:30am-12:30pm Salon B-C
Guests: Otis Frampton, Ed Smith, Jay Fosgitt, JK Woodward
Hosted by: Megan Kilar
It’s a game, it’s a party it’s a great chance to win FREE one of a kind art from some of your favorite Granite State Comicon artists! At this panel YOU tell the artists what to draw and if they can do it before their 5 minutes are up, YOU score free art!… And as for our artist, well they get to feel proud of themselves for finishing a piece within 5 minutes!

ABCs of Building a Comic Book
Sunday 12:30-1:30 Webster
Guests: Dexter Vines, Jeff Parker, Babs Tarr, Buzz Dixon, Billy Tucci
Hosted by: Thomas Novak
Can you name all the roles involved in making your favorite comic books? Today’s titles include many jobs such as inkers,colorists, writers, editors, cover artists and more. Come learn about the process and gain a new appreciation for how comic books are made.

Art of Buying Comic Book Art
Sunday 12:30-1:30pm Salon D
Guests: Essential Sequential’s Jason Schacter, Cary Nord, Shawn Crystal, Andrew Robinson
Hosted by: Elaine Atkins Manley
Learn the ins-and-outs of buying original comic book art! Essential Sequential works with some of today’s hottest comic book artists and wants to answer your questions on how to purchase art you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Coolwaters Game Show
Sunday 1:00pm-2:00pm Salon A
Guests: Daemon Clarke, Jeremy Howard, Ian Whyte, Dave Barclay
Hosted by: Derek Maki
Join us for the 2016 Granite State Comicon edition of the Coolwaters Game Show! Our guests will go head-to-head to see who will take home the championship.

Ladies of the Legion
Sunday 1:00pm-2:00pm Salon B-CGet the perspective of the growing contingent of female costumers in the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion as they discuss preferred costumes, armor modifications, and reactions from fans who are sometimes surprised to find a girl in the costume. Hosted by the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion.

Intro to Spells for Young Witches and Wizards
Sunday 1:30-2:30pm Fanzone
Hosted by: Selina Marcille and James Marcille
Our magic instructors will teach introductory lessons in spells to prepare students before they get their magic school letters or to help improve their marks at their chosen Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is a guided imaginative play session that will engage young fans in the magic of the Harry Potter books. No previous experience reading the books or seeing the films is necessary. Brought to you by The Group That Shall Not Be Named, Inc.

Shop Talk with Creator-owned Comics
Sunday 2:00-3:00pm Salon D
Guests: Jay Fosgitt, Chris Campana, Rich Woodall, Andrew Robinson, Jack Purcell
Hosted by: Thomas Novak
Independent comics, and the people who make them, are taking the traditional publishing industry by storm. Hear more about what it means to be a creator-owned comic, the challenges and why it having independent voices matter from the professionals who are/have worked with the big publishers and are creating their own projects.

Star Trek Beyond 50
Sunday 2:00-3:00pm Webster
Hosted by: Marc Brunco
This year, Start Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary! Join us as we discuss the future of the Star Trek franchise including upcoming projects such as Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Online, and even the fourth reboot film.

GI Joe: Drawing a Real American Hero
Sunday 2:30-3:30 Salon B-C
Guests: Adam Riches, Brian Shearer, Larry Hama, Tom Feister, Robert Atkins
Hosted by: Justin Bell
Over fifty years since his inception, GI Joe is still going strong. Come hear from the writers and artists working on this iconic comic book character.

Creating an Art Portfolio that Gets You Noticed
Sunday 3:30-4:30pm Salon D
Guests: Peter Simeti, Jeff Kline, Craig Blake, Ron Garney
Hosted by: Dan Brian
Dream of working in comics? Come hear what you should (and shouldn’t) include in your portfolio, what to expect during a portfolio review with a publisher and other tips and tricks from industry veterans. A must-attend panel for artists looking to break into the world of comic books.

Intro to Head-Sculpting
Sunday 3:30-5:00pm Webster
Hosted by: Kevin Vanderbeck
Watch as Glitch Cos demonstrates how to make a life cast of a full head. He will go over step by step procedures with a live demo. Once he casts a head he then will make resin copy of it.

Kids Costume Contest
Sunday 4:00 pm Salon A

Write Better Comics
Sunday 4:00-5:00pm Salon BC
Hosted by: Josh Dahl
This presentation hosted by comic writer, editor, and educator, Josh Dahl, focuses on the skills and techniques needed to advance your writing to the next level. It will address how comics are made and how to avoid common pitfalls in the writing process. All skill and experience levels are welcome!


COMPLETE SCHEDULE

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