I backed the project (and am so excited for my copy to show up in the mail!), so participating in the event provided an interesting look at the project. (If you don’t know what Womanthology is, it’s a Kickstarter charity project that has heaps of women writers, artists, editors from the comic book industry paired together to showcase their talents in a 300+ page book. And if you’re reading this and didn’t back the project, you can order the book at your local comic book store! [which you absolutely should!]) Continue reading LBCC: Womanthology Panel
Although I arrived later than I planned, and missed one of the panels I would have liked to see, I did get to see the Womanthology panel, which was fantastic. I went to several others, and I learned a lot about the publishing side of the industry, mostly from Indie publishers.
The day felt rather like this at the outset:
But after sitting through a few panels, getting a better feel for the Exhibit Hall, buying some comic books, and drinking some coffee, I started to feel more like this:
I will be writing more about the presenters who stood out to me, and my overall experience. Just wanted to share the pictures of my initial feelings for the day.
I’m quite excited for tomorrow, when I will (hopefully) use the bravery inspired by the second picture to make some helpful contacts. We’ll see what the day brings.
And I’m headed to Long Beach to hang out at the Long Beach Comic Con. Because I hear it’s small and a good place to start the whole con experience.
Plus they have several Guild panels and a Womanthology panel. I couldn’t pass those up!
So for the first time in my life, I will be at the con and not merely following other people’s experiences. I’m a little nervous about being there alone, but I think if there’s any place where that’s not going to be a super weird thing, it’s a con.