PAUL BENJAMIN: Writer, Editor, Supermodel

My LoneStarCon Schedule

Next week, I’ll be presenting at the 71st Annual World Science Fiction Convention, also known as LoneStarCon3. If you’re a Sci-Fi/Fantasy geek near San Antonio, it’s worth checking out.

Here’s a schedule of the panels and events in which I’ll be presenting:

Deus Ex Graphica: The Role of Mythology in Comics

Thursday 20:00 – 21:00

Is Superman a Christ Figure? Is Batman an urban myth? Just how Greco-Roman is Wonder Woman, anyway? Any why is Marvel’s Thor blonde? Get the answers to all of these questions from our capable panel of experts.

Comic Art Portfolio Review

Saturday 12:00 – 13:00

Comic Art Portfolio Review with Paul Benjamin, a New York Times bestselling author. Paul has written and produced comics and video games for diverse properties including many Marvel characters.

Chiropractor please!

Saturday 17:00 – 18:00

Inspired by Jim Hines’ leadership in demonstrating the realities of sf/f cover poses, we present a life class gone awry. See what happens when cover art meets the limits of human anatomy.

HEY! KIDS COMICS! The Return of Kid-Friendly Books

Sunday 12:00 – 13:00

Comics spent so many years being dark and spooky, they forgot that it’s the kids who grow up and become new fans. There’s a wealth of all ages friendly books out there for kids and parents to enjoy. Our panelists have created some of them and talk about meeting the needs of this new group of fans.

Playing in Other People’s Sandboxes: Writing Comics That Aren’t Your Own

Sunday 15:00 – 16:00

Whether you’re writing Spider-Man, Jonah Hex, the Incredibles, or Fruit Ninja, you never get to really own these characters. But they sure are fun to play with! Hear some stories about what it’s like dealing with today’s corporate overlords.

Here’s a link for more on the convention and its fantastic panoply of guests including some of the best and brightest in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Comics.

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