Bleeding Cool is going to have a very busy San Diego Comic Con. And we have a couple of panels as well. Here is where we are going to be on Thursday and Friday early evening. Come by, say hi, it’ll be great!
Thursday, July 9th
6:30-7:30 So, The Internet Ruined My Life…What now?—Bleeding Cool’s EIC Hannah Means-Shannon hosts Rich Johnston and special guests who have experienced the wrath of the Internet first hand to talk about the dangers of social media hype and recovering from notoriety. Learn how fans can be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. Room 26 AB
Hosted by: Hannah Means-Shannon
Panelists: Rich Johnston and Cameron Hatheway, with very special guests
Full Description: In an unprecedented appeal to both writers and readers on the web, Bleeding Cool will bring you an inside perspective on just how damaging the internet can be for members of the comics community and what people do in their “life after” of unpleasant internet notoriety. How do you move forward to reclaim your reputation? How do you make sure that your side of the story gets heard? How long does it really take for internet readers to change their minds or move on? Rich Johnston will interview special guests who have first hand experiences of the fickle destruction the internet and social media can wield, and give advice to fans and readers about how to get to the truth of internet controversies and make sure they don’t just jump on the bandwagon in the latest fanboy rampage.
Friday, July 10th
7:00-8:00 What The Big Two Don’t Want You To Know—Bleeding Cool’s EIC Hannah Means-Shannon hosts Rich Johnston and special guests to pull the band-aid off the biggest controversies in comics publishing right now, especially relating to Marvel and DC Comics, including essential SDCC revelations. Room 25 ABC
Hosted by: Hannah Means-Shannon
Panelists: Rich Johnston, with special guests
Full Description: Bleeding Cool’s tradition of pulling the band-aid off the biggest controversies in comics publishing right now continues with essential revelations at SDCC featuring head writer Rich Johnston and special guests who know the Big Two inside and out for better or for worse. Who’s hot and who’s not among creators? What editors are making what moves and why? How is the whole DC move to Burbank shaping up? What will the impact of Secret Wars actually be on future continuity? Find out this and more with trademark humor and barebones honesty courtesy of the most investigative news site on the web.
And Hannah Means-Shannon will also be a panelist on the following panel on Thursday morning:
Thursday, 10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. Room: 8 “How to Get News Coverage”:
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn’t? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage.
Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission.
Panelists include, in alphabetical order, Alan Kistler (The Mary Sue), Bryan Young (Big Shiny Robot, The Huffington Post), Chris Thompson (Pop Culture Hound, Bleeding Cool), Francis Sky (First Comics News, Massacre Twins), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Hannah Means-Shannon (EIC Bleeding Cool.com and Bleeding Cool Magazine), Holly Golightly (Broadsword Comics), J.C.Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing), Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla), Tanya Tate (First Comics News, JustaLottaTanya.com) and Tim Chizmar (First Comics News). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comics project.