Eagle-Con 2014

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EAGLE-CON

Eagle-Con 2014 is over, and it was an unbelievable experience! We here at Cal State L.A. are very excited and thankful for the turn out and support given to this event. Eagle-Con will be back in the spring of 2015, so be sure to check back with us throughout the year for updates!

The Conference Planning Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsoring partners at the Art Directors Guild, President William Covino and California State University, Los Angeles, our Guests of Honor, presenters, vendors, and all the students, faculty, and staff of Cal State L.A. who helped make this event a success!


What is Eagle-Con?
Eagle-Con is a 2-day event that brings together indie comics, superheroes, critical thinking, and an insider’s view of this highly creative industry. Nested on the campus of Cal State L.A., home of the “Golden Eagles,” Eagle-Con will explore issues of race, gender, orientation, identity, and representation in comic books while also celebrating the boundless imagination of artists and writers that turns “ordinary humans” into life-long devotees of the superhero/ine.

A collaboration between Cal State L.A.’s student life (University-Student Union) and academic life (College of Arts & Letters), and with the generous support of the Art Directors Guild, Eagle-Con is a place where people of ALL shapes, sizes, hues, and fandoms can come together to learn, explore, and grow.



EAGLE-CON SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
01:00 PM - Check In/On-site Registration Begins
Eagle-Con Conference 2014 Begins
Check In/On-site Registration Begins

Marketplace Opens

Exhibit Hall Opens
Thanks to the generous support of the Art Directors Guild, Eagle-Con 2014 features an amazing display of motion picture art from several of ADG’s members, who’ve worked on many blockbuster films over the years.


01:15 PM - Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks by Peter McAllister
Dean of the College of Arts & Letters
Los Angeles Room, U-SU

02:15 PM - Panel A and B
Panel A (2:15-3:05 pm)
“Color Inside the Lines”
Panelist(s): Dr. De Witt Kilgore, Hannibal Tabu
San Gabriel Room, U-SU
Description: Who are those heroes and sheroes “of a different hue?” Why aren’t there more of them? And what impact has this had on the industry as a whole? “Color Inside the Lines” explores the under/misrepresentation of ethnic minorities in comic books and popular science fiction and fantasy.

Panel B (2:15-3:05 pm)
“The Pink Transporter Room: LGBT Representation in Sci-Fi/Fantasy”
Panelist(s): Viktor Kerney, Sean Maker, Jody Wheeler
Alhambra Room, U-SU
Description: From canon fodder to comic relief to full-fledge heroes, lesbian, bi, gay, and trans characters have come a long way over the years. What’s next for this community? And what are the internal and external challenges these characters still face? This panel will dive into issues of identity diversity.

03:15 PM - “Super Hour”
BYO CCG (3:15-4:15 pm)
Pasadena Room, U-SU
Description: You bring the cards, we’ll provide the tables! BYO CCG is an opportunity for card gamers to grab some real estate during Eagle-Con and challenge their friends and newbies to any collectible card game of your choice. Visit BYO CCG and enter the raffle for cool prizes. Hosted by Comic City.

“Versus” (3:15-4 pm)
Alexis Cisneros, Mohammed Wright
Moderator: Hannibal Tabu
San Gabriel Room, U-SU
Description: It’s the ultimate match-up battle as we pair characters from across universes and across media to answer that age old question: who would win in a fight? Movies, comic books, live-action TV, animation – it’s all fair game and open season. The panelists will slug it out (verbally) before deciding the victors. And be sure to come with some great match-ups of your own, because yours might be picked! Visit Versus and enter the raffle for cool prizes.

04:00 PM - Prize Drawing
Feeling lucky?
Grab your raffle ticket and see if you will be one of our lucky prize winners for the day! Must be present to win.
Los Angeles Room, U-SU

04:30 PM - Panel D
Panel D (4:30-5:20 pm)
“Women in Comics”
Panelist(s): Candy Briones, The Gibbs Sisters, Shawna Mills, Arie Monroe
San Gabriel Room, U-SU
Description:: This panel brings together a group of talented creators from a variety of media to discuss the creative process, shed light on new artistic avenues, and to tackle the challenges of succeeding as women in an industry largely dominated by men.

Panel E (4:30-5:20 pm)
“Steamfunk 101”
Panelist(s): Dr. De Witt Kilgore, Balogun Ojetade
Alhambra Room, U-SU
Description: Steamfunk is an increasingly popular style of art and writing and a rapidly-growing area of study that combines the existing world of “steampunk” with the history and context of the African and African-American cultures. This introduction to the world of steamfunk is presented by two of the foremost leading authorities on the subject.

05:30 PM - Day One Closing Remarks with Guests of Honor Michael & Denise Okuda
Day One Closing Remarks with Guests of Honor Michael & Denise Okuda
Los Angeles Room, U-SU
Description: Famed “Star Trek: The Next Generation” artists Michael and Denise Okuda bring Eagle-Con 2014’s first day to a close.

06:00 PM - Event Close
Event close for the day.
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
02:00 PM - Check In/On-site Registration Begins
Check In/On-site Registration Begins

Marketplace Opens

Exhibit Hall Opens
Thanks to the generous support of the Art Directors Guild, Eagle-Con 2014 features an amazing display of motion picture art from several of ADG’s members, who’ve worked on many blockbuster films over the years.

02:15 PM - Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks by Peter McAllister
Dean of the College of Arts & Letters
Los Angeles Room, U-SU
03:15 PM - Panel A and B
Panel A (3:15-4:05 pm)
“Brown & Chocolate Cosplay”
Panelist(s): Chocolate Covered CosPlay, Tomoyo-chan Cosplay
San Gabriel Room, U-SU
Description: So much more than just “dressing up,” cosplay (derived from the words “costume” and “play”) is a form of performance art unto itself, where characters from anime, science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and animation are replicated (often times in exquisite detail) through costumes and role play. Eagle-Con will explore the specific culture of Black and Latino women in cosplay.

Panel B (3:15-4:05 pm)
“Writing for Comics”
Panelist(s): Elliot S! Maggin
Alhambra Room, U-SU
Description: Heralded writer of “Superman” and other mainstream DC Comics, Elliot S! Maggin leads this workshop that delves into the ins and outs of storytelling. Come learn about the industry first-hand from this seasoned pro!

04:15 PM - “Super Hour”
BYO CCG (3:15-4:15 pm)
U-SU Rm: Pasadena Room
Description: You bring the cards, we’ll provide the tables! BYO CCG is an opportunity for card gamers to grab some real estate during Eagle-Con and challenge their friends and newbies to any collectible card game of your choice. Visit BYO CCG and enter the raffle for cool prizes. Hosted by Comic City.


“Versus” (3:15-4 pm)
Alexis Cisneros, Mohammed Wright
Moderator: Hannibal Tabu
San Gabriel Room, U-SU
Description: It’s the ultimate match-up battle as we pair characters from across universes and across media to answer that age old question: who would win in a fight? Movies, comic books, live-action TV, animation – it’s all fair game and open season. The panelists will slug it out (verbally) before deciding the victors. Visit Versus and enter the raffle for cool prizes.

05:15 PM - Prize Drawing
Feeling lucky?
Grab your raffle ticket and see if you will be one of our lucky prize winners for the day! Must be present to win.
Los Angeles Room, U-SU

05:30 PM - Panel C
Panel C (5:30-6:20 pm)
“Art & The Industry”
Panelist(s): Jason Reeves, Robert Roach
San Gabriel Room, U-SU
Description: Comic book artists bring our favorite characters to life on the page. These talented professionals will share their stories about pursuing their passion and forging success in this difficult and sometimes mysterious business.

Panel D (5:30-6:20 pm)
“Animation: The Real Deal”
Panelist(s): Brandon Easton, Charlotte Fullerton, Bryan Taylor
Alhambra Room, U-SU
Description: What’s it REALLY like to work behind the scenes in animated television and films? What are the highs, the lows, and how do you even get started? These industry pros tell the tales of the grind behind some of our favorite television shows.

06:30 PM - World Premiere Screening: “Brave New Souls”
World Premiere Screening: “Brave New Souls”
Brandon Easton
U-SU Theatre

07:00 PM - Marketplace and Exhibit Halls Close
Marketplace and Exhibit Halls Close
07:35 PM - Closing Remarks: Guest of Honor Rashidi Harper
Closing Remarks: Guest of Honor Rashidi Harper
U-SU Theatre
Description: CSULA Alum Rashidi Harper shares his journey through the industry, bringing Eagle-Con 2014 to a close.

08:30 PM - Event Close
Eagle-Con Conference 2014 close.

University-Student Union Floor Plan

THIRD FLOOR



A   U-SU Administration
B   Los Angeles Room
C   San Gabriel Room
D   El Monte Room
E   Montebello Room

F   Pasadena Room
G   Alhambra Room
H   U-SU Boardroom(North & South)
I   Alumni Lounge
J   Monterey Park Room

FIRST FLOOR



P   Union Link
Q   U-SU Theatre
R   Sbarro
S   College of Extended Studies and International Programs
T   Wells Fargo
U   Cafe LA
V   CSULA Alumni Center
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