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Video Game Writing panel at Comic-con

cci_logoComic-con International starts today, and tomorrow I’ll join a panel of video game writers to discuss video game writing. If you’re at SDCC, you’ll want to check this panel out!

Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

Some of the most talented storytellers today create worlds for the computer gaming industry. This panel of industry vets share insights gleaned from creating some of the best reviewed narrative-driven titles in gaming history. The panel includes Neal Hallford (Lily Bard Online), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn), John Zuur Platten (Ingress), Kimberly Unger (Dexter: Slice), and Erin Knowles, moderated by Jana Hallford (Swords & Circuitry: A Designer’s Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games).

See you in San Diego!

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Update: San Diego Comic-con panels, streaming and signing!

cci_logoMore panels! A signing! If you’re going to Comic-con — and even if you’re not — you have more chances to learn about writing, hear news from Comic-con, and pick up a kewl comic. Here’s what I’ll be doing:

Comic-con HQ Streaming Panel
Thursday, July 21st, 3-4pm
Log on to Comic-con HQ (free) and watch a panel of industry pros, including me, discuss the latest news coming out of Comic-con!

Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry
Friday, July 22nd, 5-6pm, Room 9
Add this panel to your schedule, or check out more deets here.

Signing Crystal Cadets!
Sunday, July 24th, 11am-noon, Lion Forge booth 2300
I’ll be live in person signing promotional materials for the Crystal Cadets graphic novel (hopefully they can get the second printing in time). Rumor has it I’ll be joined by the artist, Katie O’Neill. Fingers crossed!

Come on down and say hi, or catch me streaming on the interwebs!

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Signing in San Diego: Join Lion Forge at SDCC

Comic-con bannerI’ll be headed down to San Diego Comic-con next week, and I hope you can join me and the other fabulous creators of Lion Forge.  I’ll be signing Crystal Cadets from 11am-noon on Sunday, July 12th, booth 2300.  But I’m not alone — make sure you make time to meet all the other the writers and artists of Lion Forge. We’ll have posters, stickers, and comics, of course. Can’t wait to see you there!

Thursday
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — MIAMI VICE Signing — Michael Talbott, Olivia Brown, and Jonathan London

Friday
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. — MIAMI VICE Signing — Michael Talbott, Olivia Brown, and Jonathan London

Saturday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. — ANDRE THE GIANT Signing — Robin Christensen Roussimoff and Brandon Easton
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — CARE BEARS Signing — Georgia Ball
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. — YAYA HAN Signing (SDCC ‘15-exclusive prints for sale! Two for $25)

Sunday — Kids’ Day!
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — CRYSTAL CADETS Signing — Anne Toole
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — SAVED BY THE BELL Signing — Joelle Sellner

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First look! Crystal Cadets at Comic-con

CrystalCadetsIf you’ll be at SDCC, you’ll be the first to get the inside scoop on the launch of Roar Comics, a new comics imprint brought to you by Lion Forge.  Conveniently, they’ll be publishing an original title, Crystal Cadets, written by me and drawn by the inimitable Katie.  The series follows the adventures of seven girls who inherit amazing powers, kick butt, and take names.

Join us for a panel to learn about Crystal Cadets and all the other shenanigans going on at Roar!

Roar – Friday (July 25th) 5:30 – 6:30 PM Room 8

Roar Comics: Saved By The Bell, Punky Brewster, and more!

Saved By The Bell! Punky Brewster! Magical Girls! Teen Mermaids! As Jessie Spano would say, “I’m So Excited!” Roar Comics is making it’s debut at SDCC! Come check out Lion Forge’s new all-ages and YA comics imprint as we bring together genre-busting talent with fan-favorite characters. Join Senior Editor Adam Staffaroni to hear what’s next for Punky, the gang at Bayside High, plus Roar’s new digital-first original titles – Roboy, Crystal Cadets, and MER. Featuring Roar’s incredible roster of creators including: Chynna Clugston Flores (Blue Monday), Joelle Sellner (Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes), Anne Toole (Emmy Winning “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”), Lesley Vamos, and Eisner Nominee Brandon Easton. Fun all for all ages, plus some big new announcements! #RoarComics

See you in San Diego!

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SDCC Pitching Hour panel this Thursday!

Learn to pitch at Comic-con!  Or make a good approximation of it!  Join me and a wonderful panel of actual experts as we discuss what to pitch, how to pitch, and to whom to pitch it!

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 5AB

The Pitching Hour

Jermaine Turner (director, current series, Disney TV Animation), Ted Biaselli (VP programming, The Hub Network), Jill Sanford (VP, Nickelodeon Animation Development), Derek Hoffman (VP, Donner Co.), Anne Toole (writer, THE WITCHER, LOST GIRL: THE GAME), Charlie Chu (editor, Oni Press), Lindsay Rostal (game producer, The Odd Gentlemen), Jennie Kong (PR strategist), and moderator Dan Evans III (freelance writer, Stoopid Monkey), will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood!

Come on down and get your questions answered!

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Writing Digital Comics panel tonight! And SDCC teaser!

picDigital comics are the wave of the present (the future is already upon us!), so join a bunch of comic book creators tonight to learn about creating, producing, and marketing digital comics! As you might have guessed, I will be one of the speakers for the Digital Comics Panel, moderated by Digital LA’s Kevin Winston!  Kevin revealed his secret talent by drawing several of the panelists as superheroes.  Can you guess which one is me?  Hint:  I’m obsessed with wearing jackets!

Monday, July 15, 2013
WeWork Hollywood
7083 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Panelists include:
– David Uslan, Graphicly, VP of Business Development @dmuslan @graphicly
– Kyle Higgins, Writer on titles including Batman Gates of Gotham, Nightwing, Deathstroke. @KyleDHiggins
– Anne Toole, Writer, Lion Forge Comics. Also written for comic book sequences in video games. @amely.
– Ron Martino, devianART, Producer and Director, @ronmartino.
– Hal Hefner, head of Transmedia LA, Catmonkey COO. Formerly at Fourth Wall Studios. @halhefner.
– Cooper Harris, actress and creator of Mighty Woman superhero web series. @cooperharris.
– Moderator: Kevin Winston, Digital LA, CEO and Founder, @DigitalLA @kevinwinston.

AGENDA

– 7-8p: Check in and Networking. Appetizers provided by WeWork.
– 8-9:30p: Panel and Q&A.

RSVP and join in the love!

Bonus: Going to SDCC?  Check out this panel on Thursday!

The Pitching Hour

Jermaine Turner (director, current series, Disney TV Animation), Ted Biaselli (VP programming, The Hub Network), Jill Sanford (VP, Nickelodeon Animation Development), Derek Hoffman (VP, Donner Co.), Anne Toole (writer), Charlie Chu (editor, Oni Press), Lindsay Rostal(game producer, The Odd Gentlemen), Jennie Kong (PR strategist), and moderator Dan Evans III(freelance writer, Stoopid Monkey), will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood!

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 5AB
See you at tonight or at comic-con!

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