Comic-Con How-To: How to Better Understand the Sociology Behind CosplayThursday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Room 2 Upper Level
Cosplay is a loved hobby by many, but what is it about cosplay that attracts us? What is cosplay culture like? What is the proper etiquette as it relates to photographing cosplayers and socializing with convention attendees? Have all your questions about cosplay answered by veteran costume designer and cosplayer Yaya Han (*yayacosplay).
For the past 11 years, *yayacosplay has been creating full costumes and fashion pieces in the United States, and what began as a passionate hobby has evolved into a loving craft and career. Check out her work and make room for this informative panel!
Comic-Con How-To: Living and Creating in the DeviantART World with YuumeiThursday, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, Room 2 Upper Level
DeviantART is a great platform for sharing your work and getting it seen, and we've invited `yuumei to share her expertise on establishing yourself in the world of deviantART. Learn all about `yuumei's journey as an artist, her history on deviantART, and her own tips and tricks on gaining a following.
Comic-Con How-To: Don't Break In, Break Out! with Dave Elliot and Bob SelfThursday, 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Room 2 Upper Level
Stay around after `yuumei's panel for this in-depth look at publishing for creators. Find out about the future of publishing with comic industry veteran =DeevElliott, President of Baby Tattoo Books *MrBabyTattoo, *chriscopeland from Cartoon Network, and *jeffwamester of the Ultimate Spiderman fame, all moderated by our very own $techgnotic!
Comic-Con How-To: Examining Fan Art Under the Law - A Counter-Cultural Disconnect?Friday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Room 2 Upper Level
DeviantART's Advisor in Chief $makepictures lays down the law in this panel, reviewing the relationship between fan art and copyright. $makepictures has decades of experience in copyright law, and will be discussing the impact of new technologies on fan art. To top it all off, he'll be talking about one of the most interesting events to happen in this genre -- the smash hit 50 Shades of Grey. $makepictures will even be joined by a mystery fan art fanatic. You won't want to miss it!
Comic-Con How-To: Supercharge Your deviantART Profile Like the MastersSaturday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Room 2 Upper Level
This superstar lineup of comic, manga, and animators all have something in common besides ridiculous amounts of talent: they are all part of the deviantART community. Over the years, they have learned a thing or two about getting the most out of deviantART, and in this panel, they will share their tips on how to get the most out of your deviantART experience.
Our panelists include *AdamWarren (The Dirty Pair, Empowered), `alohalilo (creator of Lilo & Stitch), =DeevElliott (Heavy Metal Magazine), ~Zubby (Project Manager of Creative Services, Udon Entertainment), =Kevineastman (co-creator of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), `diablo2003 (from Marvel Comics), and `yuumei (creator of Knite). Moderating this panel will be deviantART Co-Founder and CEO +spyed!
All of these have also been listed in the Comic-Con Programming Schedule. Tell your friends, and we'll see you at our panels!