PoP! Top 6-Pack: C2E2 2014 Panels

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Along with all of the comics, toys, guests, and outright merriment that C2E2 has to offer every year there are also some great panels. C2E2 is loaded with three days of panels that cover a variety of topics like history, industry tips, spotlight panels, and many others. Narrowing my list down to just six panels was tough but there is a cross section of panels that cover many of my different interests. Hope to see many of you in Chicago!

 

Fredric Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent and the Comics Code Authority at 60

Date: Friday, April 25
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: S401ab

Speaker: Carol L. Tilley

Description:
In 1954, comic books were put on public trial, first by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham in his popular book Seduction of the Innocent and then by the US Senate. These events helped prompt the development of the Comics Code Authority, a censorship body that led to a downturn in the comics sales and stifled creativity. This talk will take you back in time, behind the scenes to learn some of the untold stories of this fateful, notorious year in comics history. Hear how Wertham fabricated some of his evidence against comics! Find out how Senator Estes Kefauver and Wertham got acquainted! Learn about the kids who stood up to Wertham and the Senate to try to save the comics they loved!

 

Inside the Creator’s Studio with Mark Waid and Buddy Scalera

Date: Friday, April 25
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: S401cd

Speakers: Buddy Scalera, Mark Waid

Description:
Meet Mark Waid like you’ve never met him before…alone on stage. A brutally honest conversation about writing and editing comics; breaking into the industry; staying employed; and the inevitable ups and downs of a career. If you enjoy “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” you’ll love this long-form interview format. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of ComicBookSchool.com

 

The Legacy of Crusher Hogan: The Love Affair Between Comics & Wrestling

Date: Friday, April 25
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Location: N427

Speakers: Mick Foley, Marty Bolger, Michael Petránek

Description:
From Peter Parker entering the ring in AMAZING FANTASY #15 to CM Punk yelling out “It’s Clobberin’ Time” on RAW, comics and wrestling have enjoyed a long joint history. Join WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley he explores the symbiotic relationship between these subcultures.

 

C2E2 Friday Night Comedy Event with Comedy Mutant’s Brian Posehn and Kyle Kinane

Date: Friday, April 25
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Main Stage – S406

Speakers: Brian Posehn, Dan Telfer, Jeremy Essig, Kyle Kinane

Description:
C2E2 celebrates the full breadth of pop culture with a special Friday night event on the Main Stage. Brian Posehn and Kyle Kinane of the Comedy Mutant crew will show their collective comedic genius in an event that can’t be missed. Brian and Kyle will also be joined by fellow comedians Dan Telfer and Jeremy Essig for the festivities.

 

Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining

Date: Saturday, April 26
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: S401cd

Speakers: Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick A. Reed, Tyrue “Slang” Jones

Description:
Hip-hop and comics reflect each other in many ways– rappers and graffiti artists utilize superheroic imagery and adopt alter-egos; comic creators utilize hip-hop’s rich visual vocabulary. Here, Patrick A. Reed (of Depth Of Field Magazine) brings together graphic and musical luminaries to discuss the ties between these creative cultures.

 

C2E2 Charity Art Auction

Date: Saturday, April 26
7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: S403

Speaker: Steve Borock

Description:
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Please join us for the 2nd Annual Charity Art Auction at C2E2! Come on down and bid with other art enthusiasts for the chance to own a piece of original art from some of your favorite Creators including Adi Granov, Geof Darrow, Chris Samnee, Tim Seeley and many more. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and your participation in this event will help support lifesaving research and treatment for the children of St. Jude. HAVE FUN. GET ART. SAVE LIVES.

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  1. Ben Gilbert says:

    All these panels sound amazing. Thanks for reminding me of how awesome C2E2’s gonna be this year when I can’t go.

  2. I’d check out that one on comics & wrestling, but I’ll be busy hosting another one at the same time. #FirstWorldProblems

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