Check out this crazy line up of Brown & Black Talent in the Sol-Con Schedule:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 EXPO 9:30 AM-3:30 PM MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall WELCOME 9:30 AM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall Frederick Aldama, John Jennings, Ricardo Padilla YOUTH CORNER WORKSHOP: So You Want to be a Comic Book Author! 10:30-11:45 AM | Room 110B Hale Hall With Jorge Aguirre (writer) and Rafael Rosado (artist) of Giants Beware and Dragons Beware BROWN/BLACK CREATORS IN CONVERSATION Noon-1 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall Rafael Rosado, Alex Olivas, Jason Gonzalez, Ashley Wood, David Walker, and John Jennings with Ricardo Padilla as facilitators YOUTH CORNER WORKSHOP II: Digital Painting and Creating of Comic Book Stories 1 PM-2:15 PM | Room 110B Hale Hall Tim Fielder of Matty’s Rocket and Raul Gonzalez Lowriders in Space (artist) FEATURED PRESENTATION 2:30 PM-3:45 PM | MLK Jr, Hale Hall Lalo Alcaraz of La Cucaracha, Migra Mouse, and the TV animation show, “Bordertown” in conversation with Eric Garcia and Bill Campbell. Moderated by Rafael Rosado. SCREENINGS WITH TALK BACKS 4:00 PM-6:30 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall Moderator: Damian Duffy (writer, scholar, artist) Jonathan Gayles’s White Scripts and Black Supermen:Black Masculinity in Comic Books Rhode Montijo – Halloween Kid Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Event Bill Griffith in conversation with Tom Spurgeon 4:30 PM-5:30PM | Wexner Center for the Arts ________________________________________
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 EXPO 9:30 AM-3:30 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall WELCOME 9:30 AM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall Frederick Aldama, John Jennings, Ricardo Padilla “ALTERNATIVE FUTURES IN BLACK & BROWN” 10:00 AM-11:30 AM | Room 110B Hale Hall Daniel Parada (author), Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo, Guns A Blazin) Stacey Robinson (artist/educator), Eric Dean Seaton (author/film maker), Jonathan Gray (John Jay CUNY) Moderated by Mauricio Espinoza (Ohio State academic) “GENDER IN BROWN & BLACK COMICS” Noon-1:30 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall Rocio Prado (Ohio State academic) Theresa Rojas (MIT), Liz Mayorga (author), Dana McKnight (author/creator/artist), and Kathryn Blackmer Reyes (curator, San José State University). “ROOTS & PIONEERS” 1:45 PM-3 PM | Room 110B Hale Hall Rafael Navarro (author), Gil Ashby (academic/artist), Christopher González (academic), Jaime Crespo, , Rochon Perry (author/scholar) Co-moderated by Ricardo Padilla and Jonathan Gray BLACK & BROWN FILM SHORTS & CLIPS 3:15-4:30 PM | Room 110B Hale Hall • Javier Hernandez El Muerto • Eric Dean Seaton of Legend of the Mantamaji • Rafael Navarro – El Santo • David Banner – Walking with Gods FEATURED PRESENTATION 4:30 PM-6:30 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall Jaime Hernandez and Conversation with Frederick Aldama Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Events Talk And Teach One: Lalo Alcaraz and Rafael Rosado 11:30-Noon | Billy Ireland Cartoon Library And Museum Will Eisner Seminar Room Art Spiegelman & Francoise Mouly 6:30 Reception Artists Talk 7:30 | Columbus College of Art and Design ________________________________________
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 EXPO 9:00 AM-1 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall WORKSHOP: “The Business of Indy Comics” 9:30 AM-10:30 | Room 110B Hale Hall Terreece Clarke, Rochon Perry, Rhode Montijo, Liz Mayorga, and Jaime Hernandez FEATURED PRESENTATION 10:45 AM-Noon | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall David Walker, Eric Dean Seaton, and John Jennings “BROWNS AND BLACKS UNITE – A WRAP UP” 12:15-1:15 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall Open mic with expo participants TOUR The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum FOR SÓL-CON PARTICIPANTS 1:30-2:30 PM | Cartoon Research Library, Sullivant Ju Hall
Maia CROWN Williams is the founder of MECCAcon (Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts) and MECCAcon IFF (International Film Festival). She also is the founder of AMONYET ENTERPRISES, an executive management company.
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