LONG BEACH COMIC CON Announces Kids Programming

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Credit: Long Beach Comic Con
Credit: Long Beach Comic Con

One of the next big conventions this year is the Long Beach Comic Con on September 12 and 13 in Long Beach, California, and Newsarama has the first look at the full slate of kids programming.

Adventures in Voice Acting
Panelists: Jessica DiCicco, Eric Bauza
Description: Join BTVA Voice Actress and Actor of the Year, Jessica DiCicco and Eric Bauza for a crash course in voice acting! They will be performing select scenes from Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Uncle Grandpa, and TMNT live on stage, and will be casting people from the audience to read along side them as the main characters from the shows. Come by, be entertained, and show off your VO skills!
Time: Saturday 2:30 - 3:30 PM PT

Learn How to Draw (Your Favorite) Animated Characters
Panelists: Peter Paul
Description: Join Peter as he draws and teaches how to draw animated characters, such as Toothless and other dragons from How To Train Your Dragon or any animated characters from shows Peter has worked on! To name a few: Tinker Bell, Winnie-the-Pooh, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Lilo & Stitch, Phineas & Ferb, Curious George, Mulan, Space Jam and many more!
Time: Saturday 12:30 - 1:30

Monster Elementary
Panelists: Nicholas Doan, Bobby Timony, Cal Moray, Lee-Roy Lahey, Patty Variboa
Moderator: Gwendolyn Dreyer
Description: Join the team behind the award-winning, all-ages graphic novel series, Monster Elementary, for a discussion about the future of their monsters, their experiences with Kickstarter (twice funded!), thoughts on self-publishing, and the state of all-ages comics. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and remarks from the audience.
Time: Sunday 11:00- 12:00 NOON

Mouse Guard
Panelist: David Petersen
Description: Join David Petersen as he delves into the history of Mouseguard and the details behind the success of the book that just celebrated its 10th Anniversary and is still going strong!
Time: Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 PM

What's Awesome About All Ages Comics!
Panelists: Travis Hansen, Mike Kunkel, Stan Sakai, David Petersen
Moderator: Dara Hyde, Hill Nadell Agency
Description: Everything, that's what! Comics that everyone can enjoy whether you're 9 or 99 can provide a bonding experience that lasts a lifetime. Join these top creators who have mastered the art of all-ages storytelling and walk away afterwards with an appreciation that is renewed or just plain new!

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