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Planet Comicon 2016 – Five Panels with Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske

Nerd For A Living is excited to return to Planet Comic-Con, Kansas City’s largest comic book convention, this May 20-22, 2016!

N4AL podcast host Adron Buske will be moderating 5 panels at the show. They will include our popular “How to be a Nerd for a Living” speaker panel, which packed the room at Planet Comicon last year. Adron will also be moderating awesome panels on visual storytelling, Image Comics, Archer, and Star Wars.

The show takes place in Kansas City, MO, from Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd at Bartle Hall Kansas City Convention Center. Celebrity and creator guests include Stan Lee, Haley Attwell (Agent Carter), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Danielle Panabaker (The Flash), George Takei (Star Trek), Arthur Darvill (Legends of Tomorrow), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who), Alan Tudyk (Con Man), Sean Maher (Firefly), Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra), Humerto Ramos (Spider-Man) and many, many more!

Check out all the programming info below. We’d love to see you at all of these amazing panels!

Planet Comicon 2016 Nerd For A Living Panel Line-Up: Ming Chen, Holly Messinger, Freddie Williams II, and Andy Price

How to be a Nerd for a Living
Discovering Careers in Pop-Culture

Saturday 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Room 2505A (Lower Level)

Do you want to build a career in the “nerdy” industry you love, but you’re not sure where to begin? This panel of professional “Nerds for a Living” will share stories and insights into a variety of careers that exist within comics, gaming, animation, film, and more. Learn about types of training, online resources, and overall tactics to use and avoid when trying to get a job in your dream industry. Get advice on how to create a path to the career you want from those already working within “Nerd Culture”. This panel will conclude with a 10-minute Q&A.

Speakers guests: Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men), Holly Messinger (author, The Curse of Jacob Tracy), Freddie Williams II (comic artist, Batman; TMNT), Andy Price (comic artist, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske

Planet Comicon 2016 Visual Story panel

Secrets of Visual Story: Drawing Comics

Friday 4:30pm – 5:30pm | Room 2504A (Lower Level)

Some of the best visual storytellers of the comic book industry get together to share their best practices and experiences when it comes to creating your favorite comics.

Speaker guests: Freddie Williams II (TMNT; Batman), Mark Texeira (A Hero’s Death), Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun), Jeremy Haun (The Beauty)

Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske

Planet Comicon 2016 Image Comics panel

Image Comics: Creator Owned Everything

Saturday 11:00am – 12:00pm | Room 2503 (Lower Level)

What started with seven is now a stable of diverse talent from every genre of comics. Hear about some of Image Comics current titles from some of its most talented storytellers.

Speaker guests: Jason Hurley (The Beauty), Jeremy Haun (The Beauty), Howard Chaykin (Hysteria), Rick Burchett (Prima)

Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske

Planet Comicon 2016 Marking of Archer panel

The Making of Archer

Saturday 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Room 2502 (Lower Level)

Discover the animation secrets behind FX’s hit series Archer. Featuring Archer storyboard artist Kevin Mellon.

Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske

Planet Comicon 2016 Star Wars panel

Star Wars Universe: Beyond Film

Sunday 1:30pm – 2:30pm | Room 2502 (Lower Level)

More than just a movie, Star Wars is in everything from cookies to nite lights. Our guests talk about what it’s like to work on everything in Star Wars but the movies.

Speaker guests: Kevin J Anderson (bestselling author), Jeffrey Moy (comic artist, video game concept artist), Todd Aaron Smith (animator, storyboard artist), Darryl Woods (illustrator, concept artist)

Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske