Guest Q&A: Patrick Meaney

Guest Q&A: Patrick Meaney

Patrick Meaney is co-founder of Respect Films, whose comic book-themed documentaries have included Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts. Respect Films’ latest project, She Makes Comics, is currently in production, and Meaney will be joined by director Marisa Stotter at 1 p.m. inside the Main Theater to screen footage and discuss its making. 1. What is your...

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Guest Q&A: Hello, The Future!

Guest Q&A: Hello, The Future!

Hello, The Future! is the musical alter-ego of Seattle-based singer-songwriter Nicole Dieker. She has been performing as Hello, The Future! since May 2010, when she recorded and uploaded one song a week to YouTube for 100 consecutive weeks. Dieker sings about science, skepticism, the TI-99, giant robots, coffee and various fandoms. You can catch her live in the main theater at 2:30 p.m. 1. What...

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Guest Q&A: Nick Mamatas

Guest Q&A: Nick Mamatas

Berkeley, Calif.-based Nick Mamatas has worked for Viz Media as an editor for Haikasoru, the firm’s line of Japanese science fiction, fantasy, and horror in translation. Mamatas’ fiction and work as an editor and anthologist has been nominated for the Hugo, World Fantasy, Shirley Jackson, and four Bram Stoker Awards. Mamatas is making his first appearance at the Vegas Valley Comic Book...

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Guest Q&A: Russell Lissau

Guest Q&A: Russell Lissau

Chicago-area comic book writer and journalist Russell Lissau may be a Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival first-timer, but he’s no stranger to Las Vegas…or comic books. A regular contributor to anthology series Omega Comics Presents—published by Vegas’ own Pop! Goes the Icon—Lissau got his big break into comics on no less than Batman (specifically, Batman Allies: Secret Files...

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Guest Q&A: Howard Chaykin

Guest Q&A: Howard Chaykin

Legendary comic book illustrator and writer Howard Chaykin is known for his innovative storytelling and sometimes controversial material. Although he first made his name on mainstream titles such as Marvel’s Star Wars adaptation and a variety of DC comics, he is perhaps best known for his ground-breaking independent comics work, including American Flagg! and Black Kiss, as well as his...

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