We’re not sure what we liked most about King Con last year: the community vibe of a small convention, or the fact that some of our favorite people were guests. We’ll be there again this year, just in time to celebrate the release of Graphic NYC Presents Dean Haspiel. Christopher will moderate two panels and Seth will be doing a live comics reading, so be sure to drop in and say hi:
The Death of Print, Thursday at 7: Panelists Stuart Moore (comics writer and novelist), Brian Heater (The Daily Cross Hatch), photojournalist Chip East, Sarah Jaffe (www.ohyouprettythings.net), and Brooklyn journalist Norman Oder (Atlantic Yards Report) join forces to discuss where the print medium is headed, with the looming threat or salvation of the online world and digital distribution.
Live Comics Reading and King Con Kickoff Party, Friday night: Experience a live comix reading with Dean Haspiel, Paul Pope, Jen Ferguson, Jeff Newelt, Seth, Joan Hilty, and Joe Infurnari. Platters will be spun by DJ Pulphope (Pope) and DJ CrossHatch (Brian Heater), with live performances by Americans UK (the band of GNYC pal Jef Burandt) and Charles Soule.
Graphic NYC Presents Kyle Baker, Saturday at 12:30: The madcap cartoonist behind everything from the dramatic biography Nat Turner to Why I Hate Saturn to the most recent Deadpool MAX takes the hot seat for this live profile of his life and career. This panel will serve as the basis for GNYC’s upcoming panel on Kyle!
There’s more going on from Thursday at Sunday, with guests that include Chris Claremont, Paul Pope, Becky Cloonan, Fred Van Lente, Dean Haspiel, Brian Wood, and more! We’ll see you there.