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Philcon Schedual

Fri 7:00 PM in Parlor B (1 hour)
LATEST TRENDS IN ART (411)

[Panelists: Onezumi Hartstein (mod), Ray Ridenour, J. Andrew World, L. W. (Lynn) Perkins]

What are artists painting these days? What are editors looking for when they want a book cover, role playing cards, SF/Fantasy games, etc. Are their any motifs that never go out of style, or is the only constant in the art world that there is constant change in art lovers and editors tastes


Fri 8:00 PM in Salon 1 (1 hour)
BEST... COMIC-BOOK MOVIE... EVER!: THE COMICS ON FILM AND TV (399)

[Panelists: Glenn Hauman (mod), Mike Pederson, J. Andrew World, Jennifer Williams, Kimberly Ann Kindya, Daniel Burnet]

We've seen the best, like SPIDERMAN or BATMAN BEGINS. We've seen the worst, like THE PUNISHER, or BATMAN & ROBIN. But what makes a great comic-book movie or TV series? What changes should and should not be made to adapt a classic comic-book to the screen


Fri 9:00 PM in Salon 1 (1 hour)
BUCK ROGERS AS THE STAR WARS OF THE 1930S (491)

[Panelists: Richard Stout (mod), Lee Gilliland, J. Andrew World]

How did it differ from Flash Gordon, for example?


Sat 10:00 AM in Freedom F (1 hour)
THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (562)

[Panelists: Andrew C. Murphy (mod), JJ Brannon, Ray Ridenour, J. Andrew World]

Does it attract young readers to the written word, or wean them away from it?


Sat 11:00 AM in Parlor B (1 hour)
IMAGES OF WOMEN IN ART AND MEDIA (412)

[Panelists: J. Andrew World (mod), Helen Fleischer, Heidi Hooper]

How are women portrayed in our culture through art. Is it accurate, and what message are artists trying to send to us.


Sat 4:00 PM in Freedom H (1 hour)
THE LADY IN THE FRIDGE: DO FEMALE COMIC CHARACTERS GET SCREWED OVER? (402)

[Panelists: Onezumi Hartstein (mod), Glenn Hauman, J. Andrew World, Ruth Lampi, L. Jagi Lamplighter]

Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) was shot and paralyzed. Gwen Stacy was accidentally killed when her boyfriend, Spiderman, tried to save her. Wonder Woman used to get tied up with her own lasso all the time. And Green Lantern's girlfriend was killed by a maniac and stuffed in a refrigerator! Is it just good storytelling, or do comic creators have it in for their female characters? And are there any women in comics who AREN'T getting the short end of the stick


Sat 5:00 PM in Freedom G (1 hour)
KEVIN SMITH: KING OF ALL MEDIA! (526)

[Panelists: Jay Smith (mod), J. Andrew World, Phil Kahn, Hildy Silverman]

He’s done everything from movies, to television, to writing comic books. Next year he’s going to direct an episode of HEROES: ORIGINS, and he wrote the screenplay for the upcoming GREEN HORNET film. He even named his daughter after a villain from Batman. He’s one of us, and he’s a king of all media! Come talk, and find out more, about the works of Kevin Smith


Sun 12:00 PM in Freedom H (1 hour)
GRAPHIC TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION: COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND SF (401)

[Panelists: J. Andrew World (mod), Glenn Hauman, JJ Brannon, Rock Robertson, Andrew C. Murphy]

Comic books and SF have been entwined for decades, since before the days when Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers were printed in the newspapers! We'll explore the relationship between comic-books and SF & Fantasy, including looks at such crossovers as The Legion of Super Heroes, Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN (the only comic book to win the World Fantasy Award), and even a certain strange visitor from another planet