Here’s my SDCC schedule! I’m on some great panels this year!
Costume: Miles Morales Panel: Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender & the Comic Book Medium
5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Women in Comics Collective, aka WinC (Pronounced ‘Wink’), is an international organization that highlights the merit and craftwork of women working the comic book and multimedia industries. Their membership is comprised of artists, writers, educators, filmmakers, show producers, art gallery directors, cosplayers, game developers, bloggers, and toy makers. They have an on going panel discussion series that has traveled all over the country. This latest installment will focus on female and racial representation in comics, the fandom as well as the industry! Featured panelists are Vanee Matsalia-Smith (English professor, sci-fi writer, Black Girl Nerds contributor), Leen Isabel (artist, Girls Drawin’ Girls, Pole Dancing Adventures, co-publisher at Dark Productions, GeekxGirls Cosplay Collective), Jay Justice(professional cosplayer and costumer), Kimberly Jesika (publicist, journalist at Huffington Post, publisher at Dollface Entertainment, animator), Ray Felix (artist, publisher, Bronx Heroes Comic Con founder), and Vita Ayala (writer, Black Mask Studios, DC Comics). The panel will be moderated by Regine L. Sawyer(coordinator and founder of The Women in Comics Collective, owner/writer at Lockett Down Productions).
Friday Costume: Wonder Woman
Event: Saturday, July 23 at 5:00 p.m. – Wonder Woman Cosplay Celebration at Island and 6th Avenue
Costume: Commander Shepard
Panel: Cosplay as Storytelling
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Cosplay is more than simply dressing like a character. It’s a deep dive into narrative and performance. Slightly obsessive tendencies abound! Legendary obsessive, maker and Mythbuster Adam Savage, of Tested, will be joined by award winning costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Coming To America) and cosplayer Jay Justice to delve into the roots of costuming, looking at it from all sides: the creative, the technical, and the personal. Right smack in the midst of one of the most stunning collections of cosplay in the world: San Diego Comic-Con.