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By Beth Davies-Stofka
Oct 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, beth@comicbookbin.com, 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  

Welcome

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


Creators:

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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