Please note that this panel is in the convention, so you will need to have a ticket to get in. Currently Comic-Con is sold out for this year.
Sunday, July 21
Room: 24ABC 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Having a goal, a good idea, discipline and skills is only the start of what you need for your project to succeed. Knowing the basics of group dynamics, forming then working with a group without mortally wounding each other is THE difference between your projects success or failure. This panel is the one stop place to learn the 101’s of those topics. No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation or costuming / cosplay), “breaking in” has never been more apt a term than in today’s media. It is a full-time job and you only have part-time hours to accomplish it. To be completely honest most of achieving your goals rests with someone(‘s) helping you and each other with the skills, training or talents any one individual doesn’t have. Topics that will be covered will pertain to ANY group with a goal from hobbist to professional purposes as well as any interest of geek or creative culture. Though topics cover a myriad of organizational subjects, usually the focus stems from: tips and pitfalls, different kinds of leadership that matches your group, importance of starting everyone on the same page and how to keep everyone there, a variety of angles on deadlines and work environments. The panelists have been specifically chosen to represent a broad cross section of levels of authority, departments, media, work pipelines and sizes of organizations so as to talk touch on a variety of topics and more importantly to answer questions specific to your projects – whatever media or goal you are working in. To accomplish this diversity the panelists also come from a variety of media including: illustration, writing, design, animation, podcasting, and live action filming. Hear Topher Davila (Art Director, GeekdomWear.com and Co-Creator/Co-Producer, “We’re Always Like This” ), Sean Glumace (Digital Media Instructor at Golden West College, Comic Book Letterer), Kevin Flessing (Co-Writer “We’re Always Like This”), Mario Martinez (Co-Creator, TomatoTV), Aleister Gilgrim (Creative Director, ICS Mobile), Brendan Creecy (Radio BrendoMan podcast), Ron Coleman (Molecular Geneticist and Writer), Jonelle Davila (Co-Producer, “We’re Always Like This”) and Chris Dickens (Writer and Co-Creator of “Vigilante Project”) provide content that is a mix of speaking, questions and some short interactive applications where the audience can directly apply the topics covered