FIRST, VERY OFFICIAL BUSINESS:
We are super pleased to announce the first ever Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men meetup, at Emerald City Comicon!
There will be stickers! And maybe buttons! And varyingly ridiculous photo props! And people (we hope)! And a bowl of sunglasses. And maybe a sneak preview of the episode we’ll be recording the night before? WHO KNOWS? We do not, because we are figuring all of that out this weekend! But we are pretty sure that it’ll be rad.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS!
WHAT: Rachel & Miles X-Plain the X-Men Meetup
WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 7-8 PM
WHERE: Meetup Room 2 (TCC, level 2, room 205 – see below!)
If you can’t make the official meetup and/or want to put something together off-site, we will happily signal-boost. Let us know.
WHERE ELSE WE’LL BE:
We’re not officially tabling, but we’ll both be at the con all three days. Here’s where to find us:
MILES will be working at the Dark Horse Comics booth (802) all weekend. He will be happy to say hi, give you a high five, and recommend some Dark Horse comics; but he will probably not have a lot of time to chat about X-Men on the show floor.
RACHEL will mostly be hanging out at Booth 310 on the show floor. She will give you podcast stickers (free), write on your knuckles with sharpies (price negotiable), and explain why you should buy books from the nice people who are letting her perch at their booth (free unless you take her advice).
Rachel is also on three panels, as follows:
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
- Taking Fandom Seriously
HALL I (WSCC 3A)
Join our panel of serious fans including Douglas Wolk (author, blogger, critic), Justin Warren (game blogger), Andrea Gilroy (comics teacher and graduate student), and Rachel Edidin (professional editor, critic) for a conversation about walking the fine line between geeking out as a fan and critically engaging with the material you love.
- All Ages Comics Aren’t Limiting
11:50AM – 12:40PM
Hall E (TCC 303)
Tired of dark and gritty? Looking to expand your market share? Want to make something your kids can enjoy? Just plain curious about why you should take all ages comics seriously? Join Rachel Edidin, Jen Van Meter, Janelle Asselin, Adam P. Knave, and Lucy Bellwood for a discussion of what creates an exceptional all ages comic.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
- How Many Hats Can One Person Wear?
10:30AM – 11:20AM
Hall F (TCC 304)
What has three writers, one artist, two journalists, three critics, one retailer, three fans, two podcasters, six hands, and three heads? Rachel Edidin, Kate Leth, and Douglas Wolk discuss what it means to approach comics from multiple angles, balancing creative and critical perspectives, and straddling the fan/pro divide.