Program Schedule

Camden Comic Con 2019
Workshops
Talks
Photo Ops
Panels
Music
Kids & Youth
Gaming
Film
Workshops
Talks
Photo Ops
Panels
Music
Kids & Youth
Gaming
Film
10:00 - 14:00
Green Screen Experience

Take a photo of yourself and friends on Mars, with a dinosaur, or in one of many fantastic backdrops in the Green Screen Photo Booth. Provided by Rutgers-Camden Information Technology

 

BLACK BOX THEATER

Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor (Gallery Side)

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 - 17:00
Reckless Recess Drawing Game

A fun, fast-paced character drawing game based on the wildly successful new card deck, Reckless Deck. There will be several opportunities to get in on the action and win prizes throughout the day at Camden Comic Con! Details TBA

 

LOBBY

Athletic & Fitness Center

 

Reckless Deck is a genre-crossing card deck that generates endless new and original characters for your sci fi, fantasy, and comics art.

12:00 - 12:45
Making Animation!

Join animator Lee Angerstein and his team as they show the process of how they make an episode for their animated show Chup and Lyle from start to finish. A behind the scenes look of how a cartoon goes from a simple idea to an animated show complete with voice overs and music. Learn how characters are created, how a story is written, how frames are drawn, how animation works, how the record sounds and more; culminating in a final 10 minute episode. Educational and entertaining for all ages!

 

FA 219

Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor

 

Lee Angerstein is an cartoonist/animator that works out of his studio in Haddon Township NJ. He works for a number of clients and also teaches cartooning and animation classes. He has his own brand, Rad Robot, under which all his creative projects fall. He has had cartoon pitches with Nickelodeon and Frederator and is now creating his own animated series.

12:00 - 12:45
Superhero Mask Making

Create your own secret identity with Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts! Make and take superhero masks for the whole family.

 

FA 238 DRAWING ROOM

Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor

 

The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts provides performances, exhibitions, education programs, and community projects that inspire a full appreciation and enjoyment of the arts, create meaningful opportunities to participate in the arts, advance the central role of the arts in pre K-12 education, and increase awareness of the arts as essential to cultural, economic, and community vitality.

12:00 - 18:00
Tabletop Gaming w/ Thirsty Dice

Join the folks from Thirsty Dice Board Game Cafe for open gaming tables of a variety of old favorites and new additions!

 

 

FA 217

Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor

 

Thirsty Dice is Philly’s first board game café. Roll in for great games, local craft beers, Best of Philly coffee from Herman’s, cocktails, milkshakes, and a comfy menu of sharing snacks, sweets, mac’n’cheese, french bread pizzas, and much more.

12:15 - 13:45
Cosplay Prop Carving

Cosplay Prop Carving with Tom Mulholland

This seminar will show a summary version and demonstration of the process of planning, prepping, cutting, and carving a cosplay prop out of the pink insulation foam that can be bought at most home centers (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.)

 

FA 240

Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor

 

Tom Mulholland is a Philadelphia native who was been involved in arts and crafts since childhood. He currently makes costumes and props when not at his day job as a metal fabricator at Amuneal Manufacturing. He operates under the philosophy that art is a visual language, and a unifying force across the world when “spoken”. Tom is most active on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. He is also on smaller platforms like Minds, Amino, Patreon, and Ko-fi. You can find him by searching Mulholland Art on any of those platforms.

 

 

12:15 - 13:00
Keep Your Creativity Safe: IP Law Crash Course

Take this crash course in Intellectual Property Law from Seth C. Polansky, Esq. Perfect for any artist, writer, musician, or creative of any kind to learn how to keep their creativity safe and understand their rights and options, especially as a freelancer or start-up!

 

FA 221

Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor

 

SETH C. POLANSKY‘s concentrations lie in contracts, intellectual property, and start-ups. He founded the professional firm Seth Polansky LLC in 2005. Through both this firm and his corporate experience, he has enjoyed a diverse and rewarding practice.

As an adviser and counselor to business, he has repeatedly negotiated successful outcomes with domestic and international entities – including the US government, UK government and multiple state agencies.

He has counseled small businesses and artists in securing copyright, trademark and other intellectual property protection, and aided them in navigating contracts.

12:30 - 13:30
Real People, Unreal Talk

Panel featuring Dean Haspiel, Christa Cassano, Fred Van Lente, Marguerite Dabaie, Jennifer Hayden and moderated by Adam McGovern.

 

FA 110 Lecture Hall

Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor

 

Reality and fantasy may be harder to tell apart than ever, but at least we meet familiar faces in each one. Movie screens make superheroes, aliens and time-travelers feel realer than ever before, and living figures have appeared in comics from their earliest years. Since that day Captain America first punched Hitler, the worlds of comics and real life have crashed into each other, and it’s only gotten louder! From untold tales of Abraham Lincoln, Nikola Tesla, Jack Johnson and Annie Oakley as occult and sci-fi secret agents; to reconstructions of lost and hidden history like Emma Beeby & Ariela Kristantina’s “Mata Hari”; to satirical retellings of schoolhouse staples like “Action Presidents”; parallel accounts from possible bystanders to the work of Einstein and Warhol; and the upcoming comic starring a superpowered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, this panel will explore how comic creators are dragging fictional characters into reality and making real-life people’s voices ring true!

13:00 - 13:45
Anatomy & Figure Drawing

This workshop will delve into the elements of understanding and drawing the figure, gesture drawing, as well as anatomy and constructive methods for approaching the figure, with Brian McAndrews.

 

FA 219

Fine Arts Building, Upper Level

 

Brian has a background in figurative painting, and is an instructor at Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy in Camden, NJ.

13:00 - 13:45
Unleash Your Creativity

Join Kristen Gudsnuk as she talks about making comics and the skills needed to do so. Learn several fun drawing exercises, all with the aim of getting the creative juices flowing! Finally, with your suggestions of setting, character, and conflict, we’ll come up with an improvised 3 panel comic as a group. Recommended for kids ages 8 and up!

 

FA 238 DRAWING ROOM

Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor

 

Kristen Gudsnuk is the writer and artist of the comic series Henchgirl, from Dark Horse Comics. She is also the writer and artist of the upcoming middle-grade graphic novel Making Friends from Scholastic, and the artist of the new series Modern Fantasy from Dark Horse. She also illustrated the VIP book series by Jen Calonita.

13:00 - 17:00
Super Smash Bros Tournament

The Rutgers Camden Smash Club and Digital Studies Center are bringing another exciting Super Smash Bros. tournament to Camden Comic Con! We’ll be playing the latest version of Smash, which is Smash Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch. The tournament will be held at the Digital Commons, located in the center of Johnson Park, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm! Please bring your own controller and mark it to avoid it getting lost or stolen. Feel free to register any time beforehand at either our informational table outdoors, or in-person at the Commons. It is important that entrants are present at 1:00pm, or they may be dropped out of the tournament! The entry is free, and the area will also be available for free play before the bracket begins.

 

DIGITAL STUDIES CENTER

Cooper Library, Johnson Park

 

RUC Smash fosters the best Super Smash Brothers players on campus. We hold tournaments, friendly matches, and crew battles.

13:30 - 14:30
Girl Gamers Discussion

What’s Being a Girl Gamer Mean to You?

 

In this panel, the audience members are the experts! Comes discuss your favorite games, characters, and gameplay experiences! Topics will focus on being a girl and what that means when playing, but all voices are welcome. We’ll create a safe and respectful space, but silliness is welcome and encouraged!

 

FA 225

Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor

 

Moderated by doctoral student Kacey Doran, Rutgers-Camden Childhood Studies Department.

13:30 - 14:30
100 Greatest DC Moments

Take a trip down memory lane with author Bob Greenberger as he discusses his 100 Greatest Moments series focused on DC Comics including Super Villians, Justice League, and Super Heroines!

 

FA 221 

Fine Arts Building, 2nd Floor

 

A writer, editor, and project manager, Robert Greenberger has been working in publishing since 1980. A lifelong fan of comics and science fiction, he watched dreams become reality when he first joined Starlog Press in 1980. There, he created Comics Scene which he edited during its initial run. In 1984, he moved to DC Comics where he worked as an editor or administrator until 2000, earning plaudits for his work on the Star Trek comic book. After a brief sojourn to the Internet, he returned to comics in 2001, this time working as an executive at Marvel Comics. This turned out to be a stormy, frustrating year and in 2002 he returned to DC as a senior editor in their growing collected editions department. In 2006, he left DC and found himself having the time of his life as Managing Editor at Weekly World News until its clueless management shuttered the paper.

Since then he has been a freelance writer, working on media tie-in properties, original fiction, non-fiction for your young adults and adults, and whatever else has come his way. He has co-founded the digital Crazy 8 Press.

14:00 - 15:30
Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons

Screening of the documentary “Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons” followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Seth Polansky.

 

FA 110 LECTURE HALL

Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor

 

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons is an exciting new documentary that explores the history, influence, and stories behind the artwork that helps create the worlds in which we all play. The movie profiles D&D artists – both past and present – and also features former TSR insiders, game designers, authors, and fans. EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons is a celebration of the art we all love so much.

14:00 - 14:45
My Favorite Character to Draw!

Watch and draw along with comic book creators Philip McNulty and Ryan Brady as they draw and share their story of their favorite character to draw. As the artists draw, we’ll ask questions and learn about their creative process and style. Artists of all ages are free to draw along and discuss their favorite characters as well!

 

FA 219

Fine Arts Building, Upper Level

 

Philip McNulty & Ryan Brady are comic creators who love the medium so much, they teach to inspire anyone to pursue a career in comics and the arts.

14:30
Kids Costume Parade

Show off your costume in our Kids Costume Parade and walk away with fun prizes! All kids under the age of 13 in costume welcome to participate. Register in the Athletic & Fitness Center lobby by 12pm.

 

GORDON THEATER

Fine Arts Building

 

 

16:00 - 17:00
Marvel Legends!

Join us for a panel featuring legendary comic creators Gerry Conway, Walt Simonson, Louise Simonson, and Larry Hama! Don’t miss their reflections and stories of their incomparable careers in the industry, and their opinions on comics today and more. Moderated by Dan Grote & Matt Lazorwitz of WMQ Comics.

 

BLACK BOX THEATER

Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor (Gallery Side)

 

WMQ Comics exists to provide a fan’s-eye view of why comics are great, operating under the simple mantra: We like stuff.

17:00 - 18:00
From Screens to Strings: Geek Anthems in Concert

 

GORDON THEATER, Fine Arts Building

Join the Elegance String Quartet as they perform over a dozen Geek Anthems pulled from television, movies, and video games.

Featuring music from:

Batman

Zelda

Star Wars

Minecraft

Game of Thrones

…and more!

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