Tr!ckster symposia during Comic-Con

For those of you who will be in San Diego during Comic-Con, you’ve probably heard about the concurrent Tr!ckster event.

I’ll be participating in two of the symposia. Visit the Tr!ckster site for more information on tickets and what have you:

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SYMPOSIUM 2:
Thursday, 7/21/11, 3:30PM to 5:30 PM

THE JUMP FROM PAGE TO SCREEN

Featuring creators MIKE MIGNOLA, DOUG TENNAPEL, CHRIS RYALL, B. CLAY MOORE, and more TBA
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Comics and film are separate mediums and we at TR!CKSTER openly accept and celebrate them as such. We create our comics with the intent to tell incredible, unique stories in a visual medium we enjoy. Often times, of course, these properties can grow into a new kind of life on screen, but is the integrity of the creator or the intent of the original story sacrificed for the cinematic experience? Join a unique, honest, no-holds-barred discussion of the realities of selling your work to the film community, how “development” works for creators of comics, and how to protect and promote your work, and yourself, as your intellectual property crosses media.

PERFECT FOR: writers and storytellers considering the migration of their work to other media

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SYMPOSIUM 7:
Sunday, 7/24/11, 1:00PM to 3:00 PM

WORLD-BUILDING and the IMMACULATE REALITY

Featuring film and comics storytellers GREG RUCKA, IVAN BRANDON, B. CLAY MOORE, TED MATHOT, DEREK THOMPSON, and more TBA
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Fiction is a limitless landscape, ripe for painting with the varied colors of the imagination. Fiction is the realm of the impossible made possible. To do this effectively, writers, artists and storytellers present themselves with questions requiring unique answers. Not only must they know the lives and environments and politics of their central players, they must know what lurks behind the curtain, what lies beyond the horizon, and what awaits just off-screen. Even the most fantastical and surreal worlds must still be grounded in a reality that the audience can start from, can find footing on, and can then move from the familiar safety of…into the new worlds of story. This workshop will also dive into creating the worlds of character interaction: how player dynamics must be constructed effectively. In this, we’ll analyze the roles of archetypes including the “trickster” and how they effect the stories of their worlds.

PERFECT FOR: writers and storytellers of all types, in film, prose, comics, and beyond, looking to hone their writing skills through intense discussion and analysis with top working storytellers.

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