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Zap! Pow Blog! event on this weekend

As part of the exhibition programme for Heroes & Villains: Australian Comics and their Creators, the State Library of Victoria (SLV) in Melbourne, Australia, is staging a unique online event.

Zap! Pow Blog! is a live 'blog' event being held online between Friday 12 January 2007 - Sunday 14 January 2007. This will be a great chance for fans to 'meet' some of the best and brightest names in Australian comics, past and present - and promises to be a unique event in the history of Australian comics. This three-day event will feature some of Australia's best-known comic creators, who will post their own personal blog on the SLV website, discussing their works as featured in the Heroes and Villains exhibition, as well their broader life and work in Australian comics.

Comic fans from Australia and around the world are welcome to join in this unique event (registration is free) and to post their own comments, and engage with the featured creators (and other comics enthusiasts) in a lively online discussion. (Note: The blog will be moderated by the SLV, so there may be a small time lag between when you submit your comments and when they appear online.)

The schedule of featured guests over this 3-day period is as follows:

  • FRIDAY 12 JANUARY 2007
    • Kevin Patrick (SLV Guest Curator) - TIME: 12.00pm - 2.30pm (AEST)
    • Gerald Carr (Vampire, Fire Fang) -TIME: 2.30pm - 5.00pm (AEST)
    • Dillon Naylor (Batrisha the Vampire girl, Da 'n' Dill) - TIME: 5.00pm - 7.30pm (AEST)
  • SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2007
    • Philip Bentley (Inkspots, Fox Comics, Passionate Nomads) -TIME: 12.00pm - 2.30pm (AEST)
    • Chrsitian Read (The Watch, Eldritch Kid, etc) -TIME: 2.30pm - 5.00pm (AEST)
    • Mandy Ord (Nosebleed, etc) - TIME: 5.00pm - 7.30pm (AEST)
  • SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2007
    • Tad Pietrzykowski (The Dark Nebula) - TIME: 12.00pm - 2.30pm (AEST)
    • Trudy Cooper (Platinum Grit) - TIME: 2.30pm - 5.00pm (AEST)
    • Gary Chaloner (The Jackaroo) - TIME: 5.00pm-7.30pm (AEST)

For Internet users outside Australia who want to participate in this event as it happens, please consult your preferred world time conversion website (such as The World Time Server - www.worldtimeserver.com), so you can log-on for the blog sessions of yoour choice at the correct Australian eastern standard time [AEST].