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Stumptown Comics Fest 2011 Schedule

Due to a wide variety of awesome activities on the Stumptown Comics Fest 2011 docket – I have cancelled my volunteer duties to free up time for a personal pursuit related to my nerd bucket list. Attending the Writing for Graphic Novels/Teaching Comics panel became top priority once I spotted it on the schedule (smack dab in the middle of my volunteer shift).

I don’t mind shelling out $12 per person for the weekend admission + buying a shirt. All the proceeds will help support the Fest, which was ultimately the goal of volunteering in the first place.

It’s been my plan to take the Portland State University Graphic Novel writing course from Bendis for the last couple years. And it’s gonna happen this year – Fall 2011. It seemed appropriate to make this panel a priority so I can get all the info about how to insert myself into this course.

Seeing as “Writing a Comic Book” is on my nerd bucket list, I’d like to cross it off this year while I’m doing the student thing again anyways.

With a newly freed schedule, I sat down to plot out my weekend, only to realize Stumptown had gotten on board with a handy app I first used at Emerald City Comic Con – The Conventionist. It’s amazing for a tech/smart-phone addicted – hyper organized lady like myself. Plus, it saves trees!

The next few days boast an intense schedule of comic books and beer. Due to the cold, I’ll probably only be partaking in the comic books. 😛

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FRIDAY

Stumptown Comics Fest Friday Night Party at Guapo Comics. Pilfered from their website: This is our Sixth Annual Stumptown tie-in party, reading, and presentation of the awesome Maisie Kukoc Award for Comics Inspiration. This year’s reading features the amazing and talented Jon Lewis, Karen Sneider, Chris Cilla, Jonas Madden-Connor, Daria Tessler, and the Play Overlord Crew (Theo Ellsworth, Amy Kuttab, and Sean Christensen). We will also be debuting out latest art show, “The Haunted Cartoon Vaults.” You can’t find a better excuse to celebrate independent comics and self-publishing! Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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SATURDAY

12pm-12:45: IPRC Comics Program Info Meeting

1pm-1:45: Dark Horse Showcase

OR

Brian Michael Bendis: Writing for Graphic Novels

3pm-3:45: Diana Schutz: Teaching Comics

7pm – Stumptown After Party at the Jupiter Hotel. This will be fantastical because, “After the fest cools down Saturday night, the Jupiter Hotel is the place to be, for the official Stumptown Comics Fest After-Party. Get there early to enjoy food from Koi Fusion, sip on complimentary MacTarnahan’s beer, and rub shoulders with other Stumptown guests, volunteers, and weekend-pass holders. The first 50 partygoers will also receive an assortment of treasures from one of our favorite local comic shops. Festivities include the annual Stumptown Comic Arts Awards, hosted by Portland’s geek bad boy Fatboy Roberts, the legendary Comics Art Battle with returning host and founder Ezra Claytan Daniels, and a dark dance set from Recycle’s DJ Tibin. This event is free to all badge and weekend pass holders. 21+.”

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SUNDAY

12pm: Pretty Complex Stuff: A Tribute to Harvey Pekar

2pm: Worldbuilding

3pm: Carla Speed McNeil in conversation with Brandon Graham

4pm: Horror Comics Introspective

5pm: Sneaking Into Comics

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You can expect all the usual – Tweets over the weekend!

NEXT WEEK: lots of pictures, some video and daily recaps of Stumptown. PLUS Game of Thrones Episode One Review.

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About tinyheroes

Mindy Crouchley is a 33 year old woman with a degree in English and Technical Writing from Portland State University. She has accumulated three+ years experience in the Marketing and Communications field - with an emphasis on creating digital media content. She has been reading comic books since she was 10 years old. She currently lives in outer southeast Portland with her spouse Dan Robertson, her baby girl, and their dog - Jabba the pug. She spends her free time devouring books, crafting cosplay, video gaming, attending comic cons, writing stories/screenplays, attending book to film adaptation club meetings, volunteering, and watching copious amounts of TV and movies.

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