Wizard World 2016

Wizard World was great this year! So many of our authors spoke on hard hitting subjects such as marginalized characters, how to get published, and why gender matters!

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Wizard World Tulsa – 2016

Come check out several IPHI authors as they present panels at this year’s Wizard World Comic Con in Tulsa!

Friday, October 21st
5:30-6:15PM

VILLAINS VERSUS VILLAINS (CONFERENCE HALL B)
A battle royale between villains! What makes a great monster or just plain psycho-antagonist? Creators divulge which characters claim the best villain award. Why do some win our hearts while others creep us out? Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), Jack Burgos (Dark and Dangerous Things) Shannon A. Thompson (Bad Bloods), and RA Jones (Writer – Wolverine; Captain America) will share their perspectives and creative process including what key ingredients they focus on when creating vicious characters. Don’t miss this thrilling discussion.

Saturday, October 22nd
1:30-2:15PM

(STILL) CHASING WHIMSY: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES! (CONFERENCE HALL B)
Congratulations! You’ve written and published your first novel!
Sooo… now what? Join A. W. Selby, author of THE ASTONISHING BOBCAT: HERO WORSHIP and the creative team at Ursa Minor Fiction, for a discussion about the process of writing and publishing the next book in a series, sustaining creative momentum, as well as an exclusive preview reading from Selby’s upcoming novel, THE ASTONISHING BOBCAT TAKES MANHATTAN.

Sunday, October 23rd
11:00–11:45AM

LIVING IN THE MARGINS (CONFERENCE HALL A)
This panel will include three to four people who fall in a ‘marginalized’ category. Discussion will center around current and past representation of people of color, women, handicapped, and LGTBQ people among others in popular media. Emphasis on the importance of representation, on media that’s doing it well and places where we could still improve. With panelists: Donna A. Leahey, Adrean Messmer, Jack Burgos, Shannon Iwanski, Kenzi Whala

Sunday, October 23rd
12:00-12:45PM

DOES GENDER MATTER? (CONFERENCE HALL A)
From how a movie reboot should cast its characters to how a comic should draw its female superheroes, questions of gender remain a powerful issue in the world of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, gaming, films, and more. How can we as creators and as fans help to break past these issues to build a more inclusive, less stereotyped fandom? In this panel of local authors, comic book experts, and all-around SFF-loving fans, we’ll discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and where we can go from here. Adrean Messmer to speak.