SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
THE EMPTY PAGE: MORRISONCON WRITERS ON WRITINGIt has been said that an author's greatest nemesis is a blank page. MorrisonCon's talented wordsmiths discuss their processes in transforming the empty page into the masterpieces that we have come to love. This group of comics innovators exposing the aspects of comics writing and the comics business that we as readers never get to see and delve into the depths of the creative process at your behest.
Featuring: Grant Morrison, Robert Kirkman, Jonathan Hickman, Jason Aaron, JH Williams III
CREATION MYTHS: SCIENCE, RELIGION & MAGICJonathan Hickman and Jason Aaron are architects of worlds of science, magic and myth. Bringing their unique and perhaps conflicting perspectives together, these two authors sit down to discuss the brink of human understanding and beyond. Is Arthur C. Clarke's belief that â€œany sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magicâ€ correct? Hickman and Aaron discuss how the theory holds up, and take an analytical journey through hard science to theoretical hypotheses to the work of the Gods. What inspirations are drawn from centuries of theological doctrines and the course of scientific discovery and how are they be applied to modern storytelling?
Featuring: Jonathan Hickman, Jason Aaron
TRIAL OF THE SUPERGODSAs day one comes to a close, use that last un-blasted brain cell to join our guests in some light-hearted trivial revelry. Master of Ceremonies, James Sime, will lead the festivities, taking our guests to task with your wiliest, wildest, or wackiest tests of trivia which can be submitted throughout the day in the MorrisonCon Salon. A perfect bit of madcap fun to cap off an intense day of creative energy!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE: A COMICS WORKSHOPJung's concept of the Collective Subconscious suggests that ideas live within all of us awaiting emergence. Participate in a collaborative comics workshop illustrating this theory facilitated by former Marvel talent coordinator, Bon Alimagno, in which you and some of MorrisonCon's guests team up to act as equal creative colleagues to bring one of these shared ideas to fruition under a Creative Commons license.
Work alongside with some of the brightest minds in comics. Create live art together.
Featuring: Jason Aaron, J.H. Williams III, Chris Burnham, Bon Alimagno, + special guests
I'll also have some signing times sprinkled in there as well. Other than that, I'll just be hanging around, enjoying the madness. I'm expecting to have a blast. Hope to see you there.