My Philadelphia Comic Con Schedule

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Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic Con is this weekend. Not only is this my first time to this show but my first time to Philly! Unfortunately, I probably won’t see much of the city- but that’s ok. I’ll be where I belong with my fellow PA nerds and geeks. It’s been a joy to work with Wizard World team and to help shape panels that I am particularly passionate about. The line up of Philly guests are amazing so you don’t want to miss it. Hope to see you there! Here are the panels I’ll be moderating this weekend:

Rob-HeadshotAs an artist, writer, actor, musician or creator, there is nothing more challenging than the development of the creative process. Is art birthed from the spontaneous or is it a result of a carefully crafted rhythm and structure? In this panel, esteemed creators, Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal), Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman; Avengelyne), and Shane Vidaurri (Iron: Or, The War After) describe how to overcome creative obstacles and share their keys to unleashing creativity. Moderated by Tony Kim (ROOM 109)

Screen shot 2013-05-29 at 6.51.53 AMCome celebrate 50 years of time travel with an amazing panel of Doctor Who experts. Join Deborah Stanish, the co-editor of Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who which was nominated for the 2013 Hugo Award in the Best Related Works category. Alan Kissler, Whovian Historian and Podcast Host of Crazy Sexy Geeks. Ken Deep, show-runner of Long Island Who this November. Co-host of Doctor Who: Podshock, the first and longest running Doctor Who podcast ( These authors and podcasters will be discussing why our favorite Time Lord has endured for five decades, speculate on the origins of Clara the new companion, and what we might see for the 50th Anniversary episode. No Whovian should miss this! Moderated by Tony Kim (ROOM 113)

1673A new breed of undead have come to life and taking a bite of our pop culture world! The creators of ‘Romper Zombie’ will be discussing why zombies have exploded in popularity and exclusively reveal their new product line. Join Luke Vaan-Horne, creator, sculptor and ZEO of Romper Zombie; Rick Schwartz, Romper Zombie partner and film producer whose credits include Machete, The Others, Black Swan and the upcoming Tatua; Tom Savini, stuntman, actor, director and award-winning makeup artist responsible for the special effects work in the original Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Friday the 13th, and The Maniac. Acting credits include From Dusk Till Dawn, Machete, Grindhouse, Django; Alexandria Petitt, Romper Zombie COO representing the youth market; zombiephile; Ray Cornwell, Romper Zombie’s Creative Director of Illustration; zombiephile, and moderated by zombiephile Tony Kim. These zombie experts will share their thoughts on zombie culture and how it is reflected in their new action figure series. Zombie lovers, you won’t want to miss this. (ROOM 111)

lynda-carter-wonder-womanWe couldn’t imagine our favorite comic book, TV show, or film without our beloved super heroines, however the journey for them has not been easy. Whether it’s cultural barriers or societal sexism, super women have had to fight more than just crime in order to survive. Join us as Susan Griffin (Quartermain; Vampire Empire; Vincent Price Presents), Tania Del Rio (Archie and Friends; Sabrina the Teenage Witch; Spider Man/Araña), and Alex Sanchez (Katana; Fathom; JSA) discuss the challenges and obstacles of creating relevant female protagonists in today’s male dominated industries. (ROOM 109)

Screen shot 2013-05-29 at 6.58.10 AMWhether you are a seasoned writer or a brand new one, the journey of writing a compelling story is a tumultuous one. Creative writing is often fill with all kinds of discouraging land-mines or creative dead-ends. Hear from Bob Layton (Iron Man; Uncanny X-Men; Avengers; Captain America; Batman), Shane Vidaurri (Iron: Or, The War After), Daniel Boyd(Chillers; Paradise Park) and Rebecca Housel (The Pop Culture Professor) as they share some of their secrets to not only completing a compelling story but also how to develop habits to be a more effective writer. (ROOM 109)

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