With Emerald City Comic Con just over two weeks out, we figured it was about time to let you know what we’ll be up to, because there’s A LOT!
We’ll be planting our flag at L-18 in Artist Alley, with David Wynne! We will have the usual complement of free swag (stickers!), as well as a number of objects for which you can exchange moneydollars (Con-x-clusive t-shirts! Buttons! Zines! Jay’s comics and chapbooks! Bad drawings of your favorite X-Men!); and Jay will probably be doing sharpie knuckle tats as time allows.
LIVE EPISODE & PANELS
Want to be part of Episode 105 of Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men? HELL, YES, YOU DO! And you can, because we’ll be recording it LIVE at ECCC on Friday, April 8 at 5:30 PM in T304, along with guests Kris Anka and Scott Koblish!
You can also catch Jay on a few other panels across the weekend! Here’s the full line-up:
FRIDAY, APRIL 8:
We’re Not Gonna Take It: How to Deal with Harassment in the Comics Community
Jay: I’ve been wanting to do this panel with Casey Gilly for a long time. We’re going to be teaming up–along with some additional TBA pros–to unpack harassment issues in the comics industry and map out both top-down and grassroots approaches to confronting and solving them.
Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men – LIVE!
See above. We’re also super excited to welcome two returning guests–the always-awesome G. Willow Wilson and king of Abs-lantis Kris Anka–as well as podcast-newcomer and X-Men ’92 artist Scott Koblish!
(We got so excited we made a facebook event for this one. COME HANG OUT.)
SATURDAY, APRIL 9:
Taking Fandom Seriously
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Jay: If you are into engaging creatively, critically, and academically with material you love–which seems likely if you listen to our podcast–you should check out comics scholar and all-around awesome human Andrea Gilroy’s Taking Fandom Seriously panel, which is all about straddling the fan/pro divide and pretty much always a highlight of my show.
MEETUP & PARTY
WHO: You! Us! Our friends! Your friends!
WHAT: J&MXtX-M 2nd Birthday Party & Listener Meet-up! All-ages hangouts! FANCY CAKE! Swag! Goofy photo props! Live tomfoolery! Fighting to protect a world that hates and fears us! THE RETURN OF THE BOWL FULL OF SUNGLASSES!
WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 7-9 PM
OTHER PERTINENT DETAILS: No con badge required! Kids welcome with adult supervision! Cosplay encouraged!
PLEASE NOTE: While the J&M meetup is not an official ECCC-sponsored event and does not require a con badge for admission, any behavior that wouldn’t fly under ECCC’s harassment policy will also get you kicked out of our party (and probably banned from future J&M events). CODIFIED SOCIAL COMPACT FTW! =D