This weekend I’m in Fresno, CA, presenting and signing books at ZAPPCON Year One: the first go-round for what promises to be an annual Central Valley comics/gaming/cosplay/fan culture convention. Thanks to my brother Scott Hatfield, who brought me on board, my wife Michele Hatfield, who makes everything better, my collaborator Alison Mandaville of Fresno State, who will be joining me at the podium tomorrow, and ZAPPCON’s David Holland, who scheduled my appearances and made it possible for Scott and I to arrange our exhibitors’ table!
ZAPPCON is happening at the Convention Center’s Valdez Hall. Tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 19, I’ll be signing at our “Educators’ Corner” table on the exhibitors’ floor between 10am and 4pm, except when I’m doing these panels:
10:30-11:30am: The Superhero Reborn—or, How Jack Kirby Co-Authored the Marvel Universe (and More) from His Drawing Board (Sanger Room)
1:30-2:45pm: Comics in the Creative Classroom: Students and Teachers Doing Things with Comics (Sanger Room)—a roundtable with Alison Mandaville (CSU Fresno), John Beynon (CSU Fresno), Jennifer Crow (Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature), Josh Walker (Coalinga Middle School), and me.
If you’re at ZAPPCON, why not take in these events, and/or drop by our table to talk comics, Kirby, education, the works? Today, Saturday, was a blast, and tomorrow promises to be even more so!