This event is shaping up to sound like immense and geeky fun! It will also be super exciting for me as Malin and I will be doing a show together! This makes it a semi-official first full outing for BREAKS at a convention, since we’ll both be there to enthuse about how much we love it :D So - what am I actually doing over the weekend?
6.45pm - 8.00pm - COMICS TRACK
Sex and Violence
How comics do it right, how comics do it wrong: for a medium so inclined to (and so indicted for) using sex and violence for thrill power, can it ever be totally non-salacious? Should it be?
Howard Hardiman, Dan Hart, Emma Vieceli, Malin Ryden, Will Brooker, Hazel Robinson
(-wow… starting the show as I mean to go on then :D :D)
School Stories: prefects, headmasters and tuckshops, oh my!
10.15pm - 11.30pm - ALL THE BOOKS TRACK
School stories: why are we so fascinated by them? From Harry Potter to Ender’s Game, from St. Trinian’s to the X-Men, will we ever really escape our school days? Oi, no talking in the back of the class, there.
Panel: Aishwarya Subramanian, Zen Cho, Emma Vieceli, Tiffani Angus
CoffeeKitsch: brought to you by The Kitschies
9.15am - 9.45am
Up early? Start your day right by meeting up with your fellow writers, publishers and fans. And some donuts.
(Not an official event, but as if I’m going to miss coffee and donuts!)
Working with Artists: drawing up professional relationships
6.45pm - 8.00pm - ALL THE BOOKS TRACK
How can artists get the best from their writers, and vice versa? Advice about making great things.
Q&A, with Sarah McIntyre, Emma Vieceli, Gillian Redfearn, Djibril al-Ayad, Adam Christopher
Collaborative Fanworks: let’s play making up stories
22.15-23.30 - FANFIC TRACK
Emma Vieceli and Malin Rydén met through fandom, and their fan collaboration resulted in a new, original project that neither of them would have created alone. Emma and Malin, and some of the creative team behind the classic fanwork Steve Rogers at 100 will discuss how to make collaborative fanworks fun and fabulous, and how the process can inspire other forms of creativity.
Discussion: Emma Vieceli, Malin Rydén, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Erin Claiborne, Charlotte Geater, Nat Wilkinson
(The origin story of how BREAKS came to be! It’s surprising, a bit…)
3.15pm - 4.30pm - COMICS TRACK
More-Than-Mild Peril: beyond sidekicks
Young adults and children in comics: from fridges to firefights, legacy, parents and representation.
Louie Stowell, Kate McAlpine, Emma Vieceli, Malin Ryden, Melissa T, Heather Wickson, David Tallerman, Nat Wilkinson, Charlotte Geater
5.00pm - 6.15pm - COMICS TRACK
A/Romantic: asexuality in comics
A panel discussion on presentations of asexuality in comics - presumption and celebration; followed by comics artist Emma Vieceli (BREAKS, Young Avengers, Vampire Academy) discussing the ins and outs of drawing desire
Michelle Howe, Emma Vieceli, Charlotte Geater
(I know, I know…I’m not even sure quite what I’ll be doing yet either…XD)
YAY GEEKFEST! See you guys there! The retailers will have Vampire Academy (and yes, I’ve been kindly assured that the books will ALL be there this time!) and Malin and I will have BREAKS to throw at you in loving ways <3