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You're Invited: Met@Morph in Second Life

By Beth Davies-Stofka
October 3, 2008 - 10:34

Here comes Met@Morph, the first annual Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference held exclusively in Second Life!


The Comic Book Bin, along with The Center for EduPunx and the Institute for Comics Studies, invites you to attend the inworld gathering on Friday October 3, 2008 at Front Range in Second Life.


The schedule features an international roster of web comics creators, Second Life comics creators, scholars, teachers, students, and designers.   Just log in to Second Life on October 3, go to Front Range, and look for the pirate flags.   If you have questions, please email Beth Davies-Stofka,, or IM Michigan Paule inworld.


Met@Morph!   The exclusively inworld gathering of creators, scholars, students and fans happens on Friday, October 3. All times are Pacific time.


8:00 – 9:00  


Hervé St.-Louis, Owner and Publisher, The Comic Book Bin


Make Like An Action Figure!


Hosted by Sabine Reljic of the Social Presence Center with Friends from the Center for EduPunx

Location: The Grassy Knoll (look for the pirate flags)

9:00 – 10:00  

Panel One: Web Comics


Marking Transition – the work of Neal von Flue

Hanli Geyser, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa


Web comic as engaging tool.   The best of this: it wasn't an activity

Ruth Martinez, Madrid, Spain


Location: the Floating Auditorium

10:15 – 11:15  

Roundtable One: Giving Them Their Props: What Needs to be in a Survey of Comics Class


Facilitator: José Garcia-Paine, Front Range Community College


Discussant: David Accampo


Discussant: Leonard Rifas, Seattle Central Community College

Location: Center for Pirate Acccounting



11:15 – 11:45

Social Time

Conversation, and Nudging and Bumping, and Dancing if you like!


Make Like An Action Figure!

Hosted by Sabine Reljic of the Social Presence Center with Friends from the Center for EduPunx


11:45 – 12:45  

Panel Two: Scholarship on Comics


Freedom within Boundaries: The Theory and Practice of Constraint in Comics

Derik Badman, Temple University


How Comics Mean: A Look at How We Understand the Medium

Robert N. O'Nale, Jr., Henderson State University


Alan Moore – cartoonist

Andrew Edwards, Sequart and Wrexham, Wales, UK

Location: Floating Auditorium


1:00 – 1:30

Quick Web 2.0 Comics Creators

Kate Hagerty, The Center for EduPunx

Location: Floating Auditorium


1:30 – 2:00  

Roundtable Two: College Comics Clubs in the Meatspace and in the Metaverse: Advice for Faculty Advisors


Facilitator: Lauren Nagle, President of the Front Range Community College Comic Book Club


Discussant 1: Que Jinn, Centre for EduPunx

Discussant 2:  Beth Davies-Stofka, The Comic Book Bin

Location: Floating Auditorium


2:00 – 3:30

Creators' Commons

Host: Christopher Moshier, Writer and Editor, The Comic Book Bin


Botgirl Questi, Second Life Comics Creator

Anthony Fontana, Machinima and Mash-up Creator

Tim Volpe, Web Comics Creator

Mireille Massue, A short introduction to the use of comics in communication and training


3:30 – 3:45

Closing Comments

Pete Coogan, Institute for Comics Studies


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