Programming

The Vegas Valley Comic Book Fest offers a variety of programming designed to appeal to all ages and interests, including film screenings, live music, panel discussions and much more.

Festival Hours

Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Programming Schedule*

Time Title/Description Location
10 a.m. How to Draw… Think that stick figures are all you’ve got in you?  Do you only draw for your own amusement?  Artist Spencer Brinkerhoff III will show you how to draw for your own amazement. Jewel Box Theater
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Very Awesome Cosplay Contest Sign-up - One of the best parts about any gathering of geeks is the costuming. This year, the Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activities wants YOU to come dressed up in your best cosplay! And to commemorate this event, everyone who comes in costume will be entered into the costume contest. To enter, come to the photo staging area in the main hall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to have your photo taken. The judges will then take all of the photos and pick the winners – names will be announced in the main theater at 3:30 p.m. before Adam WarRock takes the stage. Jewel Box Theater
11 a.m. A Buffy-tastic Spotlight on Georges Jeanty - Working in comics is complicated enough, but it gets even trickier when working with an icon known for her legions of hardcore fangirls. Join Eisner-winner Georges Jeanty for a no-holds-barred slayeriffic look at what it means to take on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and live to tell the tale. Jewel Box Theater
11 a.m.
Superman: The All American Hero - Celebrate Superman’s 75th birthday with a multimedia presentation to that’ll knock your red booties off.  Ever since Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s creation first appeared in June 1938’s Action Comics No. 1, he has transitioned from comics books to radio to TV and movies all the while staying  squeaky clean and the hero of millions.  In this history lesson, film and television historian John Field will focus on the years of 1941-1978; including rare footage from television & movies from his vast archival collection of Superman memorabilia. Main Theater
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fourth Annual Artist Jam – Come together, right now, and let’s create a comic! Some lucky artist will kick start the whole thing by drawing the first panel of a story but the rest is up to us. Pick up that pencil and show the rest of the world what happens next! Main Hall
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Portfolio Reviews - Bring your winning smile, can-do attitude, and 6 to 8 pieces of art that you think showcase your strengths. We’ve got industry professionals who know what it takes to succeed and will give you tips on how to take it to the next level. Please see our Portfolio Review page for the “dos and don’ts.” Main Hall
Noon and 2 p.m. Comic Book Scripting -  You know how to write a story and that’s great.  But do you know how to turn it into script that an artist, colorist, and letterer can use? There are several tricks to this trade.  Long time comic book author, publisher, and editor Chris Staros will talk you through the art of comic book scripting. Note: Seating is extremely limited; pre-registration at the onsite VVCBF information booth is required and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Small Conference Room
Noon Geeky, GRRLY and … Glamtackular! - Do you love Star Wars AND the color pink? Spend equal amounts of time shopping for clothes AND comics? There’s no shame in being geeky and feminine, and that’s not a contradiction in terms! Join Katherine Keller, writer/editor for Sequential Tart, and members of Las Vegas’ own Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activities as they celebrate what’s so great about being a geek AND being a girl… or even a grrrl. (Guys, if you’ve ever wanted to know what makes glamorous geeky gals tick — but were too shy to “tock” –  this is your chance to find out!). Jewel Box Theater
1 p.m. The Enemy of Inertia: A Spotlight on Greg Rucka - Fans of his work know that like the finest blade, Greg Rucka‘s stories are beautiful, lethal, and precise.  Join one of comics’ greatest writers for a discussion of the art of writing action, the origins of his current series, Lazarus, and a few tales of where the bodies are buried. Main Theater
1 p.m.
Rock Out With Your Wacom Out - Coloring comics (or anything else) is more than staying in the lines.  Join colorist Warren Wucinich as he goes over some basics of what to do (and what not to do), explores why less is sometimes more, and goes over how and when to use “every crayon in the box.” Jewel Box Theater
2 p.m. Closet Cosplay - We can be heroes!  Join the Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activities and learn how to become your favorite characters. See how clothes from your own closet, a little hand sewing, duct tape, and your own unlimited imagination can make an awesome-tacular costume!  Everybody is welcome: No skill set too small, no size too big. Jewel Box Theater
2:45 p.m. 3d6 (live in concert) - This ain’t no stairway to freebird!  Nerdcore punk at its finest (and funniest). Main Theater
3 p.m. Wonder Woman in Bondage: Gender, Power and the Amazon Superhero - Ever wonder why Wonder Woman spent so much time tied up, and yet her creator, William Moulton Marson created her to be a feminist icon. Join university lecturer Ben Saunders for an entertaining and yet historically accurate exploration of Marson’s psychological theories and the subtext behind those early Wonder Woman stories. In this panel we will discover how “Wonder Woman in Bondage” and feminist politics were entirely consistent within Marston’s own mind, and how his unconventional approach succeeded in showcasing a conventional and positive feminist message. Jewel Box Theater
3:30 p.m. Adam Warrock (live in concert) – You got a fever, and the only prescription is more nerdcore! Hip-hop artist Adam Warrock puts popculture in a blender and hits “frappe.” Main Theater

Autograph Signing

Signings this year will be held at individual guests’ tables and at publisher booths. Check back for more details.

*Times, guests and locations subject to change. Check back for updates as the Fest draws closer.