We’ll be planting our flag at T-11 in Artist Alley! 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! Hand-painted patches! 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 188 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 Saturday, March 3 at 1:30 PM in Room 1 on TCC Level 3, along with guests Bret Blevins and Ramon Villalobos!
You can also catch Jay on a few other panels across the weekend! Here’s the full line-up:
FRIDAY, MARCH 2:
Enough Is Enough: Let’s Fix Comics
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
TCC Level 3, Room 1
Recent allegations have re-opened a decades-old conversation about workplace harassment and the toll it takes in creative fields. Journalist Jay Edidin, Human Resources specialist Casey Gilly, and Oni Publisher James Lucas Jones discuss harassment issues in the comics industry: its prevalence beyond a few bad actors; its ongoing price; and how we can work to change the culture that perpetuates it.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3:
Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men – Live!
1:30 – 2:30 PM
TCC Level 3, Room 1
(You know what this one’s about!)
Taking Fandom Seriously
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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.
MEETUP & PARTY
WHO: You! Us! Our friends! Your friends!
WHAT: J&MXtX-M 4th 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!
WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 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