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The Comic Book Club of Ithaca
PO Box 701, Ithaca, NY 14851
is proud to present

Saturday, April 24, 2021
10 am - 7 pm plus extended evening activities

Online only!

How do I participate? On this page, the links are all to the Zoom meetings/webinars. Go to the Panel Videos page for links to the recorded panels.

Panels and Activities
All events are 50 minutes unless otherwise noted. Each schedule item is a link to the Zoom webinar or meeting, which will start at the stated time.
Time Blue Room Gold Room Virtual Dealers' Room
10:00 am ITHACON@Home Kickoff (10 minutes)
10:10 am Reading in Color: Expanding Representation Using Graphic Novels (for ages 12 and up) History of ITHACON
11:00 am Illustrating for Beginners with Steve Ellis Audio Dramas & Realm
12:00 pm The Lost Stan Lee Tapes Kids Crafting: Superhero Masks (younger kids). See description below for supplies information. Comics for Collectors
12:30 pm Fantasy Unlimited Comics
1:00 pm AfterShock Comics Panel Beyond BANG, WHAM, and POW: How to Create Compelling Narratives in Comics (ages 12 and up) Wonderland Comics
1:30 pm Prima Diana crafts
2:00 pm Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios CEO From Silent Films to Indie Comics: Ithaca's Contributions to Writing, Art and Culture Pulp Nouveau Comix
2:30 pm Gabby Krogstadt, DragonsSpark
3:00 pm AHOY Comics Panel Wanda/Vision: Entering The Hex!
4:00 pm Cosplay Runway: Real World Edition
Submissions can be made at https://tinyl.io/3vSo
LGTBQ Comics Panel
5:00 pm The "New" Captain Marvel with Roger Stern Conventions During Covid
6:00 pm Beaten to a PULP panel: Crime Book Authors Fan to Pro: Careers Launched from ITHACON
7:00 pm Monster Force Zero introduction
7:30 pm Monster Force Zero full movie
8:00 pm Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle documentary with Larry Maslon
Panels & Activities Descriptions

Panels and Activities descriptions are in progress! Check back for the latest information.

10:00 am: ITHACON@Home Kickoff Join

A brief welcome to ITHACON from the convention committee

10:10 am: Reading in Color: Expanding Representation Using Graphic Novels (ages 12 and up) Join

Ithaca College’s Graphic Novel Advisory Board talks about how graphic novels and comics can enhance diverse representation. The group discusses new and classic titles in each area and provides sources to find additional texts. The topics covered include graphic novels that feature voices of color; depictions of immigration and the issues facing first-generation citizens; LGBTQ+ characters; Mental Health and Physical Disability plots and characters; and a discussion of the increasing diversity among superheroes.

10:10 am: History of ITHACON Join

11:00 am: Illustrating for Beginners with Steve Ellis Join

Always wanted to be an illustrator, but never knew where to start? Steve Ellis is here to help! Join our panel to draw along with this industry vet and learn the basics to drawing your favorite comic book characters. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a love of drawing!

11:00 am: Audio Dramas & Realm Join

Big audio fan? This panel will talk with Heather Mason of Realm (formerly Serial Box) to talk all things audio dramas and podcasts. Come chill and hang with us and tune up your ears!

12:00 pm: The Lost Stan Lee Tapes Join

It's a little known fact that Stan Lee gave a lecture at Ithaca College on March 26, 1975. Fortunately, a member of the newly-formed Comic Book Club of Ithaca recorded it! Listen to what Stan had to say in 1975!

12:00 pm: Kid's Crafting: Superhero Masks Join

Calling all super kids! Come to ITHACON@Home via Zoom to make a superhero mask with other kids. Required supplies include a paper plate or thin cardboard, string, glue, markers, stickers, and glitter. (LIVE)

If you would like a free supplies kit, go to Comics For Collectors at 124 West State St, Ithaca. You can call ahead at 607-272-3007 to confirm availability of the supplies kits.

12:00 pm: Virtual Dealers' Room Join

The Dealers' Room is a highlight of every comic book convention. This year, we're having a virtual dealers' room in which several of our regular ITHACON vendors will each have a half hour live presentation, followed by a breakout session for one-on-one conversations while the next vendor presents. (Until 3 pm)
12:00 pm: Comics For Collectors
12:30 pm: Fantasy Unlimited Comics
1:00 pm: Wonderland Comics
1:30 pm: Prima Diana crafts
2:00 pm: Pulp Nouveau Comix
2:30 pm: The Dragon's Spark crafts

1:00 pm: AfterShock Comics Panel Join

AfterShock is an American comic book publishing company, founded in 2015, that is known for their compelling stories. Join us for a conversation with Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson, writers of the Undone by Blood series. Ithaca College students Carolina Jeronimo and Samantha Rickett will speak to writers Lonnie and Zac about their career success, working with AfterShock, the Undone by Blood series, Marvel, and projects they are currently working on.

1:00 pm: Beyond BANG, WHAM, and POW: How to Create Compelling Narratives in Comics (ages 12 and up) Join

Love to draw, but having trouble doing the writing part of comics? Does your text seem out of place? Not sure about the plot? Spend an hour with Ithaca College's Graphic Novel Advisory Board learning about narrative, plot planning, and how to make sure your text is effective. No experience necessary. Supplies required are writing implements and paper.

2:00 pm: Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios CEO Join

For those looking to break into the business side of the comic book world, but have no idea where to begin, Ross Richie is here to help! As founder and CEO of BOOM! Studios, Richie has a wealth of knowledge on all things business surrounding the comic world. With the upcoming premiere of Netflix's adaptation of BOOM!'s comic BRZRKR, starring Keanu Reeves, Mr. Richie is here to answer any questions and give advice about business, production, new projects, and much more! Don't miss out on the chance to speak directly with an industry pro!

2:00 pm: From Silent Films to Indie Comics: Ithaca's Contributions to Writing, Art and Culture Join

What compels media makers to come to Ithaca? And what compels some writers of fiction to set their stories in Ithaca? From the Silent Film makers, to the lone individuals like Rod Serling, and the contemporary fiction set in Ithaca, our eclectic set of panelists set out to figure out where Ithaca's mysterious power comes from.

Featuring Diana Riesman of The Wharton Studio Museum; Michael Watson, creator of the horror comic Ithaqa; Stephen Frug, creator of the photo comic Happenstance; Leslie Daniels, local novelist, essayist, and writing teacher; and IC alum Shelly Bond, editor at Vertigo Comics for over twenty years and creator of IDW's Black Crown comics line.

3:00 pm: AHOY Comics Panel Join

AHOY Comics is an American comic book publisher that was founded in 2018. Since then, the publisher has put out numerous charming and engaging comics like Second Coming and Wrong Earth. Ithaca College students Jordan Green and Matthew Scrivo talk to the Syracuse-based AHOY Comics team about their careers, industry stories, and what comics the team is working on.

3:00 pm: Wanda/Vision: Entering The Hex! Join

Are you suffering withdrawal from your favorite decade-changing couple? Come geek out in our virtual space on all things about the hit Disney+ show. Have some fan art? Marvelous! Can’t stop humming all the amazing theme songs? We got you covered with a ranking competition. What about all those theories? Let’s discuss and dive into what’s next for the MCU! All that and so much more jam packed into a fun hour for all lovers of WandaVision. See you there!

4:00 pm: Cosplay Runway: Real World Edition Join

This year's theme is cosplay within the real world. We are looking for image or video submissions of your cosplay in real world settings. Silly or Serious, this cosplay runway is all about showcasing your cosplay in real life environments (think SpiderMan on an escape ladder, Gandolf as a Crossing Guard "You Shall Not Pass", or Pokemon in the wild, etc). Your submissions will be included in a presentation during Ithacon on April 24th at 4 pm where a select few submitters will be invited to discuss their cosplay in further detail.

Submissions can be made at https://tinyl.io/3vSo

4:00 pm: LGTBQ Comics Panel Join

New at ITHACON! Join us to hear from trailblazer Andy Mangels as we discuss the journey of LGBTQ+ representation into the maintream comics industry. Co-hosted by IC PRISM, Ithaca College's very own social and educational organization dedicated to queer issues.

5:00 pm: The "New" Captain Marvel with Roger Stern Join

A discussion with well-known writer Roger Stern about the creation of the new Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau.(LIVE)

5:00 pm: Conventions During COVID Join

Conventions are slowly returning as the world tackles the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — but how have they been running? Join Michel Armstrong, Martha Donato, and Darlynne Overbaugh as they highlight best practices seen in the convention industry during COVID-19 and discuss the future of conventions in a post-pandemic world.

6:00 pm: Fan to Pro: Careers Launched from ITHACON Join

Many fans dream of becoming comics professionals. Several fans who started out as members of the Comic Book Club of Ithaca and ITHACON participants have made it! We'll have a chat with a few of them. (LIVE)

6:00 pm: Beaten to a PULP panel Join

Authors Alex Segura (Miami Midnight, Poe Dameron: Free Fall), Alison Gaylin (Never Look Back, Normandy Gold), and J. C. Vaughn (Second Wednesday, McCandless & Co.) join moderator Ed Catto of Ithaca College and the Agendae group to explore the changing landscape of crime fiction. (Pre-recorded)

7:00 pm: Monster Force Zero Join

Director Nathan Letteer, actor Shale Le Page (Yetiboot), and actor Aeon Cruz (Ammorama) join us for a half hour live introduction, followed by a viewing of the full movie beginning at 7:30 pm. Movie information, trailers, etc. are at monsterforcezero.com. (LIVE)

8:00 pm: Superheroes documentary with Larry Maslon Join

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle is a PBS documentary directed by Michael Kantor and written by Kantor and Laurence Maslon. Maslon, an arts professor at New York University, will join us for a discussion of the 3-part miniseries, followed by a viewing of at least one episode. (LIVE)

Gaming
SIGNUPS ARE REQUIRED FOR GAMING!
GO TO https://tinyl.io/3u8T
All gaming will be held on the Discord platform unless otherwise specified. Sign up for games using this Google Form. Game sign ups are on a first come, first served basis. You’ll be sent an email the day before Ithacon with any links you will need for play.
Time Denethor Room Elrond Room Faramir Room Gimli Room
10:10 am The Fallen Mad, D&D 5E RPG
CANCELLED due to lack of signups
Batman: The Final Rogue RPG
CANCELLED due to lack of signups
11:00 am MetaCheckers: Battlefield and Puzzle Board Chess JackBox Party Games
12:00 pm Big Trouble in Little Dicetown Tiny d6 Superheroes RPG
Until 4 pm
(for ages 10 and up)
1:00 pm Welcome to the Library, Tetherlands
CANCELLED due to lack of signups
2:00 pm The Joy of Extradimensional Spaces, D&D 5E RPG
CANCELLED due to lack of signups
Among Us
(for ages 10 and up)
3:00 pm The Excellents (Princess Roleplaying)
Until 5 pm
(for ages 8 and up)
4:00 pm Just Act Natural, Online Multiplayer Claymation Party Game
CANCELLED due to lack of signups
5:00 pm Just Act Natural, Online Multiplayer Claymation Party Game
CANCELLED due to lack of signups
MetaCheckers: Battlefield and Puzzle Board Chess
6:00 pm Inspectres RPG
Until 10 pm
(for ages 16 and up)
Business Wizards (Wizards in Corporate America) RPG
Until 8 pm
(for ages 13 and up)
A Bottle of Red, Princess Bride RPG
Until 10 pm
(for ages 18 and up)
via Zoom
7:00 pm Codenames
(for ages 10 and up)
8:00 pm The Canopic Being D&D 5E (E. P.)
Until midnight
(for ages 18 and up)
9:00 pm Kobolds Ate My Baby! RPG
CANCELLED due to lack of signups
10:00 pm Karaoke
Until midnight
Gaming Descriptions
SIGNUPS ARE REQUIRED FOR GAMING!
Go to https://tinyl.io/3u8T

10 am-1 pm: The Fallen Mad, D&D 5E RPG

CANCELLED due to lack of signups

10 am-2 pm: Batman: The Final Rogue RPG

CANCELLED due to lack of signups

11 am-Noon: MetaCheckers: Battlefield and Puzzle Board Chess

MetaDreams LLC returns with three new games available through Tabletop Simulator. MetaCheckers: Battlefield and Puzzle Board Chess feature a chess board that changes shape every game. MetaCheckers: Soccer puts all the action of soccer into a board game. Ages 8+. Up to 4 players. Denethor Room. [Ed Bond]

11 am-Noon: Jackbox Party Games

All ages. Up to 8 players. Gimli Room. [Peter]

Noon-4pm: Big Trouble in Little Dicetown, Tiny d6 Superheroes RPG

Players will take on the roles of street level heroes (Daredevil, Luke Cage sort of power) protecting the streets of New Dice City.

Ages 10+. 4-6 players. Denethor Room. [Mike Timonin]

1 pm-5 pm: Welcome to the Library, D&D 5E RPG

CANCELLED due to lack of signups

2pm-3pm: Among Us

Ages 10+. Up to 8 players. Gimli Room. [Peter]

2 pm-6 pm: The Joy of Extradimensional Spaces, D&D 5E RPG

CANCELLED due to lack of signups

3 pm-5 pm: The Excellents (Princess Roleplaying)

IT’S TIME TO PRINCESS UP!

You’ve earned a sword! You’ve won a crown! Now you have a responsibility to help keep Awesome World awesome and safe. Are you PRINCESS enough?!

A game about being Excellent Princesses in an AWESOME cartoon world. No experience necessary, silly/fun!

www.9thlevel.com/excellents

Ages 8+. 2-4 players. Faramir Room. [9th Level]

4 pm-6 pm Just Act Natural, Online Multiplayer game

CANCELLED due to lack of signups

5pm-6pm: MetaCheckers: Battlefield and Puzzle Board Chess

MetaDreams LLC returns with three new games available through Tabletop Simulator. MetaCheckers: Battlefield and Puzzle Board Chess feature a chess board that changes shape every game. MetaCheckers: Soccer puts all the action of soccer into a board game. Ages 8+. Up to 4 players. Elrond Room. [Ed Bond]

6 pm-10 pm A Bottle of Red, Princess Bride RPG - Zoom

No one in all of Florin or Gilder has a more impressive wine cellar than Prince Humperdinck. No other cellar has a bottle of the Legendary Sicilian wine, Fanducci's Red. No one would be brave - or stupid - enough to steal that bottle of wine. Except you. A mysterious employer has hired you to do the stealing for him. But really, how hard can it be? Under your cover as circus performers, you can talk your way into Florin Castle. If things go badly, you might have to do a little sword fighting - against a company of guards.

This adventure will use The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game. Character sheets will be provided via email. The game will be played via Zoom. The battlemap will be displayed via webcam.

Ages 18+. 3-5 players. Zoom (Michael)

6 pm-10 pm: Inspectres, RPG

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. You, a group of intrepid adventurers, will undertake the quest to... get through another day of work with the franchise that investigates the paranormal and deals with ghosts and spooks and weirdos so that our customers can get back to their boring everyday lives.

Ages 16+. 3-5 players. Denethor Room [Rob]

6pm-8pm: Business Wizards (Wizards in Corporate America), Roleplaying, 9th Level

In Business Wizards you are a BIZARD! That means you are wizard who is ALL BUSINESS! You solve your daily problems with magic and sorcery rather than good old fashioned work ethic! No experience necessary, silly/fun

Do you love a challenge? Can you cast legendary spells on time and under budget? Are your illusionary projections actually illusions? Join a magically powered up team with flexible hours and competitive treasure/experience share. Only highly proficient communicators and ace spellcasters need apply. Experience with Crystal Balls, PCs and NPCs is a plus.

www.9thlevel.com/business-wizards

Ages 13+. 2-4 players. Faramir Room. [9th Level]

7 pm-8 pm: Codenames

Two teams compete by each having a "spymaster" give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board.

Ages 10+. 4-8 players. Gimli Room. [Peter]

9 pm-11 pm: Kobolds Ate My Baby! Roleplaying, 9th Level

CANCELLED due to lack of signups

8 pm-Midnight: The Canopic Being, D&D 5E RPG

A group of adventurers has been hired to investigate the whereabouts of a lost scholar, Mayastan Sadaar, who was on a research expedition to the Eastern desert of Tashalar. Sadaar has been recently researching The Canopic Being, a book which concerns a ritual of transplanting a mummy lord’s organs into a living vessel to create a dark connection between the donor and the recipient. The book contains a list of names of all recipients of this ritual; among the names on the list... the entire party.

Ages 18+. 3-7 players. Faramir Room. [Eric P.]

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Last updated May 30, 2021