First, Happy Valentine’s Day to all. I know many people are cynical about the holiday (as it were, for some of you), but all the same, I wish you a happy one and if you do enjoy Valentine’s Day or Gentleman Cthulhu (or both) you can see this week’s comic by clicking over to gentlemancthulhu.com.
That said, this weekend is the recently added though seemingly significant No Such Con at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. I say significant because (as I’ve written about previously) I was invited not only as a guest to the show (my first guest-invite ever), but to speak on four panels (I’ve never done more than one in a single weekend).
Late last week, the No Such Con finally posted their schedule for the weekend (on their Facebook page). I have reposted it below (just click on the image to see it full size), as well as written out my panel schedule for ease of anyone trying to locate me during the weekend. Based on the start time on Friday (it seems to be 5:00 pm), I may actually make it up to Poughkeepsie in time to set up. Though for certain, I’m scheduled to speak on a panel about web-comics at 7:30 that night.
From what I can tell, the con runs from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. We’ll see how I manage, as I’m usually in bed by 10:00 (I rise early to do my writing; which may come up in the Writers’ Panel on Sunday). But potentially tired or not, I’m very much looking forward to this weekend.
That said, I’ve never been to Vassar College, so I’m not familiar with the locations No Such Con is referring to, but the con is mainly taking place upstairs in the Vassar College Center and apparently vendors (including my table) will be set up in the Villard Room and CCMPR. So, when I’m not speaking on a panel (which is still the majority of the con), you can find me there with my usual mix of prints, comics, bookmarks and offers of convention sketches or just a good chat.
For those attending, I’ll see you in a few days’ time. Again, I’m very much looking forward to it. I hope you are too. Cheers!
J. M. on Webcomics
7:30 – 8:30 in CC-240
Mostly I’ll be discussing web-comics and my experiences with them. The dos and don’ts, and probably a bit about Gentleman Cthulhu.
J. M. DeSantis on Managing your Creativity
3:00 – 4:00 in CC-237
This one is something new, and might be of especial interest to writers and artists alike. I’m going to use the time to discuss creating a working schedule for yourself (something, I think, few professionals talk about–and maybe few of them do), especially when you have a large project to complete or many small projects to balance around each other. I may also offer to help create schedules for a limited number of those in attendance!
8:30 – 9:30 in The Mug
I’ll be participating in a discussion with other artists, likely about our work and careers.
11:30 – 12:30 in The Mug
As with the artists’ panel, I’ll be one of a few writers on this panel, discussing the craft and probably our careers as well.
Full Con Schedule (click for full-view):