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How to Craft a Hero

June 21, 2021 | 5:00PM (EST)

People say they don’t fall in love with a story, they fall in love with the characters. What skills go into crafting a compelling, empathetic, lovable, and memorable hero? It’s not enough to beat the big bad by the end of the story, so what elements should be considered and are there elements to avoid? And what happens when you go from mild-mannered hero to superhero?

moderator

Karen Diem

panelists

Dennis R. Upkins

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Amanda Cherry

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Jeff Elkins

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Nancy O’Toole

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Author Reading

June 21, 2021 | 6:15PM (EST)

Reading: A.M. McPherson & Michelle Monárrez

The only thing better than a superb novel featuring superheroes is hear the voice behind the talent. Get a sneak peek into the worlds created by the authors at Superhero-Fiction.com. Put on some headphones and sit back and be transported to a world filled with extraordinary heroes. Novels are available on www.superhero-fiction.com.

BIPOC Diversity in Marvel and DC

June 21, 2021 | 7:00PM (EST)

What does it mean to see a character that looks like you? Within the last few years, there has been an explosion of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) diversity in both Marvel and DC. This includes content creators as well as the characters they develop. This panel will discuss and explore the positives and negatives and explore how this will continue evolving in the future.

moderator

Alicia McCalla

panelists

Chrishaun Keller Hanna

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MIchelle Monárrez

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Dennis R. Upkins

panelists

C.C. Ekeke

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Christa Tomlinson

Honest Trailer Watch Party

June 21, 2021 | 8:30PM (EST)

Join us in Discord as we watch the reality behind superhero movies. We’ll be sharing some of our favorite episodes of “Honest Trailers” by Screen Junkies. Of course we’ll be talking about the good and the bad of these superhero movies as we laugh at the inherent absurdity behind directoral decisions.

Building an RPG

June 22, 2021 | 5:00PM (EST)

Ever play a role playing game and thought it’d be awesome to take an idea and make your own? Or do you have a universe you’ve been working on and wanted to take the leap from narrative to interactive gaming? What are the first steps in creating your own role playing game? What frame works are available? And is there potential to go from hobby to business?

moderator

Raffael Boccamatzo

panelists

Todd Downing

panelists

Amanda Kahl

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Joseph Carriker

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Amanda Cherry

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Author Reading

June 22, 2021 | 6:15PM (EST)

Reading: Alicia McCalla & Trish Heinrich

The only thing better than a superb novel featuring superheroes is hear the voice behind the talent. Get a sneak peek into the worlds created by the authors at Superhero-Fiction.com. Put on some headphones and sit back and be transported to a world filled with extraordinary heroes. Novels are available on www.superhero-fiction.com.

Manga & Anime Superheroes

June 22, 2021 | 7:00PM (EST)

How do Anime and Manga break the mold? What are they doing that we want to see more of? The genre of powered heroes has crept into the world of Anime and Manga and it’s providing entirely new stories for fans. From One Punch Man to My Hero Academia to Ultraman, we are seeing Anime and Manga produce compelling stories featuring superheroes. 

moderator

Nancy O’Toole

panelists

Sofia Hahn

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Christa Tomlinson

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Lou Wilham

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Live Tiny Supers Play

June 22, 2021 | 8:30PM (EST)

Join us in Discord as we watch a group of season table top gamers dish out carnage with Gallant Knight’s minimalist RPG, Tiny Supers. This table top game is designed to be streamlined, easy to play, and fun for all ages. Hop in Discord and cheer for our champions while chatting with fellow geeks.

How to Write Superhero Romance

June 23, 2021 | 5:00PM (EST)

Want to write stories where superheroes kiss? There is nothing more fun than talking about Clark Kent in the streets and Superman in the sheets. But wait, there are rules when writing romance? How does the inclusion of superpowered individuals alter the standards of romance? What should you avoid and what should you exploit? Find out as these authors tell their saucy secrets.

Panel is NSFW

moderator

Trish Heinrich

panelists

Amanda Cherry

panelists

Debra Jess

panelists

Lana Pecherczyk

panelists

Christa Tomlinson

panelists

Laura Mowery

Author Reading

June 23, 2021 | 6:15PM (EST)

Reading: Karen Diem & Dawn Vogel

The only thing better than a superb novel featuring superheroes is hear the voice behind the talent. Get a sneak peek into the worlds created by the authors at Superhero-Fiction.com. Put on some headphones and sit back and be transported to a world filled with extraordinary heroes. Novels are available on www.superhero-fiction.com.

Animated DC Series

June 23, 2021 | 7:00PM (EST)

From more than fifty stand alone movies to series such as Batman The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited or Young Justice, DC sets and raises the bar on animated adaptations. How do they continue to make such compelling stories that create a cult-like following? What is it about the animated medium that fits superheroes so well? We’ll be delving into our favorites. Prepare for plenty of recommendations.

moderator

Christa Tomlinson

panelists

Franklin Kendrick

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Cynthia Vespia

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CJ Valin

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Fan Film Watch Party

June 23, 2021 | 8:30PM (EST)

Join us in Discord as we watch Fan Films dedicated to our favorite superheroes. We have musicals, special effects spectacles, and compelling story lines. This is the epitome of geekdom, fans watching fans. We’ll be watching and chatting in Discord. (No Cameras/Mics Necessary)

Captivating World Building

June 24, 2021 | 5:00PM (EST)

World building isn’t unique to superheroes. Whether it be video games, books, comics, or television, the setting in which the story takes place has the potential to enrich and draw the audience in. How do you weave your world into the story to make it flow seamlessly? This panel will discuss what works and what doesn’t while providing practical examples to help you create a detail-rich universe.

moderator

Franklin Kendrick

panelists

Michelle Monárrez

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Karen Diem

panelists

CJ Valin

panelists

Jeremy Flagg

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Author Reading

June 24, 2021 | 6:15PM (EST)

Reading: Franklin Kendrick & Andrew Kirschner

The only thing better than a superb novel featuring superheroes is hear the voice behind the talent. Get a sneak peek into the worlds created by the authors at Superhero-Fiction.com. Put on some headphones and sit back and be transported to a world filled with extraordinary heroes. Novels are available on www.superhero-fiction.com.

Romance in Superhero Media

June 24, 2021 | 7:00PM (EST)

In every superhero tale there is a thread of romance. Sometimes it is the focus of the story and other times it is an element happening behind the scenes. Why do we love seeing superheroes in love? What are some of the best relationships portrayed on screen and what are some of the worst? What movies and televisions have really maximized on the romance to the point where it hits you right in the feels? Join us as we discuss all things powers and love.

Panel is NSFW

moderator

Christa Tomlinson

panelists

Trish Heinrich

panelists

Sofia Hahn

panelists

Nancy O’Toole

panelists

Samantha Bryant

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Amanda Cherry

NSFW Author Readings (18+)

June 24, 2021 | 8:30PM (EST)

Looking for something a bit naughtier? The writers of Superhero Romance are taking to the stage to show what happens when superheroes get frisky. Listen as they read the secret sex lives of superheroes. Grab a cocktail and hear the saucy side of the superhero genre.

Adapting Work into Comics

June 25, 2021 | 5:00PM (EST)

The ultimate geek achievement: creating your own comic book. The explosion of independent creators in comics means this is the perfect time to make your idea a reality. But where do you start? What if your artistic skills aren’t up to snuff? How do you approach other creatives to discuss collaborations? This panel will give you the frame work to reach your geek goals and while giving you behind the scenes information to get you started.

moderator

Jeremy Flagg

panelists

Amanda Kahl

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Chrishaun Keller Hana

panelists

Lawrence King

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Author Reading

June 25, 2021 | 6:15PM (EST)

Reading: Jeremy Flagg

The only thing better than a superb novel featuring superheroes is hear the voice behind the talent. Get a sneak peek into the worlds created by the authors at Superhero-Fiction.com. Put on some headphones and sit back and be transported to a world filled with extraordinary heroes. Novels are available on www.superhero-fiction.com.

Non DC/MCU Superheroes

June 25, 2021 | 7:00PM (EST)

Superheroes are no longer limited to companies like DC or Marvel. Independent publishers are seeing their comics turned into television shows and movies alongside original stories by Netflix and Hulu. Are we seeing an evolution of the superhero archetype? What does this mean for supers on the big screen? And what are the must-watch shows and movies featuring gifted people? We will be talking the good and bad while making recommendations to add to your watchlist.

moderator

Jeremy Flagg

panelists

Nate Crowder

panelists

Matt King

panelists

Samantha Bryant

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T.L. Heinrich

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Superheroes in Concert

June 25, 2021 | 8:30PM (EST)

Join us in Discord for this superhero-centric dance party. Over the years there have been some amazing songs dedicated to the superheroes we love. We’ll be featuring Geek based bands and songs about superheroes. While the music is playing, you can chat with other superhero geeks in discord. (No Cameras/Mics Necessary)

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