The largest pop-culture entertainment event in the world, COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2013 kicks off next week with sellout attendance of more than 125,000.
Your CHRISTIAN COMIC ARTS SOCIETY (CCAS), in partnership with ZONDERVAN, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, will deliver top talent and projects to create impact at the event, and will exhibit throughout the convention in the Small Press area #P08.
The Christian Comic Arts Society Mixer
Friday, 7/19/13, 8:30p.m. - 9:30p.m., Room: 26AB
Come join the Christian Comic Arts Society for their annual fellowship mixer, open to all comics, media, and pop-culture fans! With special industry guests giving personal updates on their upcoming projects, the mixer continues to be the singular Christian event at Comic-Con where fans and creators join together in an informal after-hours time of socializing and networking as we “talk shop” about Christians in the world of comics.
SIGNING at the HarperCollins booth #1029
Saturday at 2:00PM
Join The Book of Revelation artist CHRIS KOELLE and Last Adam: Firstborn artist KAI CARPENTER for a signing.
Spiritual Themes in Comics
Saturday, 7/20/13, 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m., Room: 4
The center cannot hold! Major changes are sweeping through the world’s faith communities and popular media reflects these concerns. What rough beast slouches towards San Diego to be born? Join the always lively CCAS panel on spiritual themes.
CHRIS KOELLE The Book of Revelation http://bit.ly/ZBookOfRevelation
KAI CARPENTER The Last Adam: Firstborn http://bit.ly/ZLastAdam
CHIP BROWN HarperCollins Christian Publishers http://twitter.com/ChipBrown
MIKE SHIELDS Team 33 Productions/168 Film Project http://my168project.com
moderator: BUZZ DIXON Savage Angels http://www.BuzzDixon.com
The Christian Comics Arts Society General Meeting
Sunday, 7/21/13, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 28DE
Join fellow Christian fans and creators for a brief devotional period, followed by an in-depth analysis on interpreting the Bible in visual formats. Open to all who wish to attend.
DOUG TENNAPEL Tommysaurus Rex, Scholastic http://www.TenNapel.com
MIKE S. MILLER Injustice: Gods Among Us, A Game of Thrones http://MikeSMillerArt.com
KEVIN SORBO Hercules, Andromeda, Soul Surfer http://www.KevinSorbo.net
CHIP BROWN HarperCollins Christian Publishers http://Twitter.com/ChipBrown
Moderator: BRETT BURNER Lamp Post http://www.LampPostPubs.com
CCAS will also distribute a “Passport to Christians In Comics” map of the Comic-Con floor designed to help attendees navigate to, explore, and support industry professionals who pursue excellence of the comics craft in the context of their Christian faith through various adult, family, faith-friendly or faith-based projects.
CCAS and Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, will be selling signed copies of The Book of Revelation, a graphic novel currently ranked #1 on Amazon Best Sellers list for Religious Arts and Photography.
CCAS and Zondervan will also be distributing samplers and signed posters for the first installment of the exciting new graphic novel series Last Adam: Firstborn. Set to release this fall, Firstborn is a beginning, an origin story, the remarkable starting point for a remarkable life. This first adventure in The Last Adam graphic novel series illustrates the story of Jesus' birth and early life in terms of a grand and sweeping family saga, powered by acts of sacrifice, villainy and heroism.
HOLLYWOOD JESUS Comics Editor Arnaldo Reyes will provide live coverage for HollywoodJesus.com and the Christian Comic Arts Society throughout Comic-Con via @ChristianComics on Twitter and at Facebook.com/ChristianComicArts.
"Comic-Con is the Super Bowl of Pop-Culture! From comics to movies to TV and even gaming, you can find it all, and since we love Pop-Culture, the goal is to bring everyone a little of everything at HollywoodJesus.com," says Reyes. If you've got a special angle for HJ's "Pop-Culture from a Spiritual Point of View," connect with Reyes at Comic-Con. From Wonder Woman to Ghost Rider to Gladstone's School for World Conquerors, HollywoodJesus.com covers it all. Hollywood Jesus is part of the FrontGate Christian Web Network. HJ's latest comic reviews can be found at http://tinyurl.com/HJcomics.
For more information on the Comic-Con International: San Diego, go to: http://www.comic-con.org.