Well… Kinda. Sorta.
We’re fans of GalaxyCon Live, you know we are. We like what they are attempting to do with the whole concept of a virtual comic con, selling unique experiences for fans to directly interact with their pop culture idols. It’s the New Normal for those that are missing their photo op and signature meet-and-greets and it’s bold and it’s exciting. Salute! Hallelujah!
Now, about comics talent. Getting people to shell out for those has always been a bit of a problem. What with sales of comics consistently declining and the profile of the artform still not getting that bump from, ooh I dunno, all these films and television shows and multimedia based on our favourite four-colour floppies goddamn it!, it seems it’s still the pop culture element that can get the tickets sold with only the top tier rockstars of comics – Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Alex Ross and the like – that will actually get fans to part with some cash.
Still, this won’t stop GCL co-founder Mike Broder from representing hard on the conventions Facebook page, interviewing some absolute comics superstars, with the likes of Jim Shooter and artist Gustavo Duarte already in the can… and more to come. Such as…
GALAXYCON TALKS COMICS!
Join Co-Founder Mike Broder for Conversations with the Headliners & Legends of Comics on Facebook Live
With GalaxyCon Live’s Virtual Celebrity Experiences underway, we invite friends and fans of the comic book industry to Facebook Live events! Join GalaxyCon Co-Founder Mike Broder and Moderator extraordinaire, Patty Hawkins, for exclusive live streams with industry folks and creators alike to talk about upcoming works and more. For the love of comics far beyond the capes, fans won’t want to miss what’s coming!
- Tuesday June 9, 7pm ET: Tim Seeley and Paolo Belfiore
Tim Seeley is the creator of HACK/SLASH, co-creator of MONEY SHOT and REVIVAL, and is the current managing editor of Heavy Metal Magazine. He has also written HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE and co-writer of THE ART OF HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, with other writing and artist credits including Grayson, Nightwing, Batman Eternal, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, G.I. Joe vs. Transformers, and New Exiles.
Paolo Belfiore is the owner of Cadence Comic Art. Paolo is the artist representative for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Tim Seeley, Robbi Rodriguez, Sara Pichelli, Joelle Jones, Becky Cloonan, Rafael Albuquerque, Jenny Frison, Gustavo Duarte, Jeff Lemire, Aaron Kuder, Declan Shalvey, and dozens more!
“We started this show as a way to engage with our attendees that are fans of comic books,” said Mike Broder. “Now more than ever, it’s important for comic book creators and fans to connect and remember why we all love the hobby. Comic Book culture is an important part of the foundation of GalaxyCon, and we look forward to having engaging and thoughtful conversations with some of the biggest names in the industry each week.
Past guests include Marvel former EIC Jim Shooter and renowned Brazilian artist Gustavo Duarte (Dear Justice League, Labyrinth). To find out more information about upcoming live stream interviews, check out GalaxyCon Live’s Facebook page or visit GalaxyCon.com (http://galaxycon.com/)
GalaxyCon is based out of Fort Lauderdale, FL and is the premier, independent producer of comic book, sci-fi, anime, and geek culture events in the United States. GalaxyCon operates festivals in multiple cities with between 20,000 and 50,000 attendees per event.