The St. Louis Publisher of “Comics for Everyone” Has Something for Everyone this Convention Season

 

ST. LOUIS, MO—Just less than a week ahead of the opening of the exhibit hall at Emerald City Comic Con, Lion Forge reveals a full slate of signings, programming and more between two fan favorite conventions this month!
First up at ECCC, catch superstar writer Gail Simone at the Seattle Public Library:

Date: Thursday March 14th
Time: 1:45 – 2:45pm
Location: Seattle Public Library – Central Library
Microsoft Auditorium
Comics and graphic novels are more popular than ever amongst children and YA readers, giving publishers and librarians a prime opportunity to introduce a new generation to graphic literature for adults. Libraries and Schools have seen a huge growth in kids comics as well as continued growth with teen comic readers – how to help these readers grow into lifelong comics readers? Hear from comic creators on the comics they make for adult readers and how they progressed from childhood comic fans (or were they comics fans as kids…?!) to adult readers of comics. Also hear how about the vital importance of adult readership of comics as modeling tool for parents, educators, and librarians. This panel is brought to you by the American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT). Follow the GNCRT @libcomix.
Later that day, you can catch her back on the convention floor at 5:45PM on the SyFy Wire Live Stage, where she will talk in detail about the recently announced Catalyst Prime: Seven Days!

Next, on Friday night, meet Norm Harper, creator of Haphaven!
Date: Friday, March 15

Location: Barnes & Noble, 600 Pine St Ste 107, Seattle, WA 98101
Down the street from the convention center.

Then on Saturday, Lion Forge will host a special one-hour conversation on inclusion and diversity in comics and beyond:

Representation in Graphic Storytelling- From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop

Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Location: TCC L3-R4

Description: Lion Forge Comics strives to publish comics and more that everyone, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender identification can connect with. With multiple imprints, including an entire line of books for younger readers, and one of the most diverse superhero universes in comics history, the St. Louis publisher makes good on that promise every Wednesday. Join Lion Forge senior editor Shawna Gore, Gail Simone (Catalyst Prime: Seven Days), and artist Jen Vaughn (Rolled & Told), for a discussion on inclusivity across Lion Forge’s publishing line and beyond.

The following week in Chicago, visit Lion Forge on the show floor in booth #317 for multiple signings throughout the show, including the creative team behind the recently release graphic novel, GLINT!

Friday, March 22
11AM – 12PM: Sam Sattin & Ian McGinty (GLINT)
1PM – 2PM: Gene Ha (Mae)
5PM – 6PM:  Sam Sattin & Ian McGinty (GLINT)

Representation in Graphic Storytelling: From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop
Date: Fri, Mar 22, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: S403

Lion Forge Comics strives to publish comics and more that anyone, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender identification can connect with. With multiple imprints, including an entire line of books for younger readers, and one of the most diverse superhero universes in comics history, the St. Louis publisher makes good on that promise every Wednesday. Join Lion Forge’s Devin Funches and Christina “Steenz” Stewart, along with writer Amy Chu (Summit), artist Gene Ha (Mae), Ben Fisher, Emily Whitten, and Michelle Nguyen, the team behind The Underfoot, as well as Samuel Sattin and Ian McGinty (GLINT), for a look at how Lion Forge truly publishes “comics for everyone.”

Saturday, March 23
12PM – 1PM: Sam Sattin & Ian McGinty (GLINT)
2PM – 3PM: Gene Ha (Mae)
4PM – 5PM: Sam Sattin & Ian McGinty (GLINT)
6PM – 7PM: Amy Chu (Summit)

Sunday, March 24
11AM – 12PM: Sam Sattin & Ian McGinty (GLINT)
12PM–1PM: Amy Chu (Summit)
2PM – 3PM: Sam Sattin & Ian McGinty (GLINT)

And on the C2E2 SyFy Wire Live Stage:

Friday: Gene Ha–11:30 – 12:30PM Interview & Live Drawing
Friday: Sam Sattin and Ian McGinty–1:45 – 2PM
Saturday: Ben Fisher, Emily Whitten, and Michelle Nguyen–11:00 – 11:15AM

We hope to see you at one of these two great conventions this month!

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The St. Louis Publisher of “Comics for Everyone” Has Something for Everyone this Convention Season   ST. LOUIS, MO—Just less than a week ahead of the opening of the exhibit hall at Emerald City Comic Con, Lion Forge reveals a full slate of signings, programming and more between two fan favorite...