PANELS, WORKSHOPS, PORTFOLIO REVIEW & EVENTS

Schedule is subject to change.

Auditorium: LL2 | Black Box: LL2 | Cafeteria: 5th fl | Library: 6th fl | 

Classroom 1: 6th fl | Classroom 2: 6th fl | Classroom 3: 6th flLobby: LL2

SATURDAY


10:00A-11:00A • Library: 6th fl

Graphic Design & Illustration Portfolio Review

Trying to break into the industry? Trying to get a job? Applying to a college of Art and Design? Then bring your portfolio and get one-on-one review from experts in the field. Show them your work and get tips on how to create that killer portfolio. Or just stop by to ask your questions.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION

Reviewers: Joann Hill, Cryssy Cheung

10:00A-11:30A • Auditorium: LL2

Movie Screenings & Trailers

A variety of movie and TV screenings of interest to Pop Culture fans! Sita Sings the Blues, Futurama, assorted Student Film Projects, and the exclusive new trailer for Fantasy Island! Watch and enter the raffle to win tickets to the premiere!

10:00A-6:00P • Classroom 3: 6th fl

Board Gaming Hall

All day board gaming! 

Special Thanks to Brooklyn Game Labs

10:00A-6:00P • Lobby: LL2

Video Game Hall

All day video gaming!

Special Thanks to Retro Kingdom


10:30A-11:30A • Black Box: LL2

Careers in Animation

Love animation? Ever been interested in how the industry works and how it has evolved? Guests Bob Camp, Sachio Cook, Chrissy Fellmeth, Abe Audish will discuss the process of bringing a modern animated feature to life.

Moderator: Kiara Arias and Jaydan Hyman, Senior Animation Students

Guest: Bob Camp, Sachio Cook, Chrissy Fellmeth, Abe Audish

10:30A-11:00A • Classroom 1: 6th fl

Tracing is Not A Crime

On this panel of comics veterans – Neal Adams & Josh Adams – attendees will receive career advice and understanding why using tools of the trade like tracing should be used by all professional artists!

Moderator: Josh Adams

Guest: Neal Adams

 

11:30A-12:30P • Auditorium: LL2

I Want to Attend the High School of Art & Design!

Every time at FanfaireNYC, without fail, a young attendee will stop us and exclaim: "I want to attend the High School of Art & Design!" Quickly followed up by them, their parent, or teacher asking: "How do I get in?" "What kind of courses do you offer?", "What makes this school so dang awesome!?" We heard you! Find out how YOU can attend the greatest commercial arts public high school in the country. We'll have faculty on hand to answer any questions, as well as students, parents, and alumni. Learn about the audition process, and why the curriculum in this school is second to none. Get a head start on your future creative career!

Moderators: Frieda Christofides, parent and class of '77 & Serena Santos, Senior Cartooning Student '20

Guests: Art & Design High School Faculty

11:30A-12:30P • Library: 6th fl

Manga in School Libraries: Authentic Learning from America to Japan

What started as a lunch club is now an international trip to Japan! Learn how this school librarian organized a Japanese Culture & Manga club, created authentic learning experiences for student learners, and built an age-appropriate collection that circulates by the thousands. 

Guests: Jillian Ehlers, Matthew & Ashley Hawkins

11:30A-2:30P • Classroom 1: 6th fl  Classroom 2: 6th fl

DungeonBorn: Track 1 & Track 2

Join us on Saturday & Sunday February 8th + 9th from 11:30am to 2:30pm with Art & Design alumni and Dungeon Master, Adrian Garcia. All players will have to traverse the Tower of Skellos Unusual Monstrosities, a dungeon of fantasy and DungeonBorn.  Within the tower are 13 rooms holding some unspeakable horror, which the heroes most overcome to reach the 13th chamber and claim mastery of the tower.

There will be two concurrent dungeon crawls, each with different DM's and they each bring their favorite monsters and scenarios. So players can choose which crawl they wish to participate in.

12:00P-1:00P • Black Box: LL2

My Life in Ink

Come meet world renowned tattoo artist, Keith “BANG BANG” McCurdy as he talks about his life, work, and rise to fame. Owner/operator of BANG Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy has tattooed Rihanna in the tropics, Lebron James in his basement, Cara Delevingne on a roof, Katy Perry in Stockholm’s Abba Museum, and Justin Bieber on a plane at 30,000 feet. 

We’ll have copies of his book to give out which are filled with engaging personal stories and striking photographs that bring his bold, vibrant designs into detail, Bang Bang is a must-have for Bang Bang fans and tattoo lovers everywhere. 

 

Moderator: Shania Lynn Bamfield, Natalia Kochanowski, Jane Tsujimoto, HSAD Students

Guest: Keith McCurdy

 

12:30P – 1:30 • Auditorium: LL2

Abe Audish Revisits Futurama

Please welcome our very special west coast guest, Abe Audish, as he revisits his work on episodes of Futurama, where he honed his animation skills. Abe currently teaches Story II at CalArts.

Moderators: Vincent Jimenez, Genesis Espinal, Senior Animation Students

Guests: Abe Audish

 

1:00P-2:00P • Library: 6th fl

Animation Portfolio Review

Trying to break into the industry? Trying to get a job? Applying to a college of Art and Design? Then bring your portfolio and get one-on-one review from experts in the field. Show them your work and get tips on how to create that killer portfolio. Or just stop by to ask your questions.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION

Guest: Bob Camp, Sachio Cook, Chrissy Fellmeth

1:30P- 2:30P • Black Box: LL2

Breaking into Comics and Other Tales with Klaus Janson

Are you an aspiring comic book artist? Do you want to know what it takes to be an illustrator? Can’t figure out how it all works? Famed comic artist Klaus Janson will talk about his journey and the challenges of being a freelance artist in the world of sequential art. Moderator Chris Allo, owner of Magnus Arts Talent Agency and former Marvel Talent Manager, will also lend his experience and perspective.

Moderator: Chris Allo
Guest: Klaus Janson

2:00P - 3:00P • Auditorium: LL2

i-Jam Live

Come check out DJ Berlin, leader of i-Jam Live as she performs on her custom 7 iPad DJ setup! Everyone will be bopping and grooving so bring your dance shoes. The group will explain their equipment and mission to entertain the masses through house music.

Check out their work here, here, and here.

2:30P - 3:30P • Library: 6th fl

D&D Master Workshop

A master of worlds, beasts, and heroes! Adrian Garcia, owner of Jabawok Game Publishing, along with his DungeonBorn team will cover what it takes to be a great dungeon master. Enhance the storyline, create great puzzles, and learn worldbuilding. Bring your questions and get ready to up your DM skills!

Moderator: Sage Saccio, Senior Animation Student
Guests: Adrian Garcia and his DungeonBorn team

3:00P - 4:00P • Black Box: LL2

How to Become a PA with MADE IN NY

How do you get into the film industry? Well, most start by assisting producers and directors. Come meet Venus and Shelly from the Made in NY's PA Training Program and learn how to break into the industry!

Moderator: Mame Toure, Senior Film Student

Guest: Shelly Keiser, Venus Anderson, Mara Prater, Cookie Johnson, and Klarissa Jackson

3:00P - 3:30P • Classroom 1: 6th fl

Storytelling In Comics with David Mazzucchelli

​ What makes a great visual story? Telling a compelling sequential narrative with words and pictures is a critical skill, whether you want to work in comics, give a compelling visual presentation, or simple create a strong creative connection with an audience.

Guest: David Mazzucchelli

3:30P - 4:00P • Classroom 1: 6th fl

Portfolio Review: Cartooning

Trying to break into the industry? Trying to get a job? Applying to a college of Art and Design? Then bring your portfolio and get one-on-one review from experts in the field. Show them your work and get tips on how to create that killer portfolio. Or just stop by to ask your questions.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION
YOU MUST ATTEND THE STORYTELLING IN COMICS PANEL

Reviewers: David Mazzucchelli

3:00P – 5:30P • Auditorium: LL2

Cosplay Competition: Technical

It’s that time, where fashion meets fiction! Who out there will have the best costume, the best skills, the best moves, and the best presentation? Cheer on our contestants as they strut their stuff and do the superhero walkway. Who will win top prize? Come one, come all!

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!

4:00P – 5:00P  Library: 6th fl

Board Game Design 

Bob Hewitt, founder of Brooklyn Game Lab, will discuss the process of creating a good board game. He will be joined by producer/writer Anthony Del Col of Kill Shakespeare Entertainment. Anthony’s company created the Kill Shakespeare board game based on the Kill Shakespeare comic book which he co-wrote. Both Bob and Anthony share a goal of engaging youth to enrich their lives. Come see how it’s done!

 

Guests: Bob Hewitt, Anthony Del Col

4:00P – 5:00P • Auditorium: LL2

Do or Do Not! Cosplay with Star Wars Fandom

Whilst the judges make their decision - Please welcome the super fans from the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Rebel Legion: Echo Base, Saber Guild: Empire Temple as they tell you the complexity and effort that goes into a cosplay costume and how you can start!

4:30P- 5:30P • Black Box: LL2

Mythconceptions- Behind the scenes of George O'Connor's Olympians

 

In his Olympians lecture, O’Connor recounts some of the greatest tales of Greek mythology in an educational and entertaining fashion, utilizing his own illustrations as a backdrop. Do you know what Cerberus means? How about the difference between Heracles and Hercules? Who is Hebe, and why is her immortal life so terrible? You will know by the end of this presentation, along with where the word “panic” comes from, as well as the Greek explanation for the Egyptian gods, and dozens of other Greek notes. It’s a chance for your most ardent mythophiles to show off their knowledge and for virtual neophtyes to learn by laughing. Additionally, O’Connor recounts how his own childhood obsessions lead to the creation of Olympians, shares the story of how his books are made, and tops it off with a quick live drawing demonstration.

Guest: George O’Connor

​4:30P – 5:30P • Classroom 1: 6th fl

Miniature Acrylic Painting Workshop

Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, join us for an evening of exciting miniature acrylic painting with dynamic father-daughter duo Josh and Jane Adams. During the workshop you will learn the basics of color theory and have a chance to create your own miniature painting to decorate your home or give as a unique gift to someone special.

Materials sponsored by Blick!

 

 

SUNDAY

10:00A-11:30P • Auditorium: LL2

Movie Screenings & Trailers

A variety of movie and TV screenings of interest to Pop Culture fans! Sita Sings the Blues, Futurama, assorted Student Film Projects, and the exclusive new trailer for Fantasy Island! Watch and enter the raffle to win tickets to the premiere!

10:00A-11:00P • Classroom 1: 6th fl

Ink Flow: Learning to Ink Like Neal Adams

”Guys, inking ideally is a crafted ink line can interpret wood, metal, skin, fabric, or any of a thousand materials. If you think of an ink line as a LINE, it’s just that. If you “THINK” of it as skin, wood, metal, etc. ...it can be all of these.” - Neal Adams

Learn to ink like one of the greatest comic illustration masters.

Moderator: Josh Adams

Guest: Neal Adams

10:00A-6:00P • Lobby: LL2

Video Game Hall

All day video gaming! 

Special Thanks to Retro Kingdom

10:30A - 11:30A • Classroom 3: 6th fl

Designing Book Covers to Stand Out

Don’t judge a book by its cover” they say. Jamie says, “Please do!” She will share her process for creating the perfect combination of typography and imagery to represent each novel. Her work has been noted for making each book cover distinct and appealing to the right audience. Jamie will also talk about her creative background and what led her into the graphic design field.

Moderator: Elva Dong, Senior Graphic Design Student

Guest: Jamie Alloy

10:30A – 11:30A • Library: 6th fl

Animation Portfolio Review

Trying to break into the industry? Trying to get a job? Applying to a college of Art and Design? Then bring your portfolio and get one-on-one review from experts in the field. Show them your work and get tips on how to create that killer portfolio. Or just stop by to ask your questions.

 

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION

Guests: Abe Audish, Bob Camp, Chrissy Fellmeth, Sachio Cook

11:00A – 12:30P • Black Box: LL2

Rogue Alliance

Founded and run by performers with more than 10 years’ experience in illuminated weapons ("lightsabers") stage combat, Rogue Alliance brings far away galaxies close to home in a way other groups can't. Our performances blend varied genres into a familiar science fiction setting, featuring characters inspired by and incorporating elements from numerous sources while keeping a familiar feel. This blending of genres and tones, ranging from Shakespeare to Westerns to Film Noir, makes each show to be a one of a kind experience that sets us apart from the crowd.

11:30A-2:30P • Classroom 1: 6th fl  Classroom 2: 6th fl

DungeonBorn: Track 1 & Track 2

Join us on Saturday & Sunday February 8th + 9th from 11:30am to 2:30pm with Art & Design alumni and Dungeon Master, Adrian Garcia. All players will have to traverse the Tower of Skellos Unusual Monstrosities, a dungeon of fantasy and DungeonBorn.  Within the tower are 13 rooms holding some unspeakable horror, which the heroes most overcome to reach the 13th chamber and claim mastery of the tower.

There will be two concurrent dungeon crawls, each with different DM's and they each bring their favorite monsters and scenarios. So players can choose which crawl they wish to participate in.

 

12:00P - 1:30P • Auditorium: LL2

Freelance isn’t Free - How to Build Yourself as an Artist and Run a Business

You’re a one-person creative machine - how do you make a living? Come listen and ask questions as these freelancers, and industry pros explain the ins and outs of being an artist in today’s job market. Learn how to value your skills and apply yourself in the marketplace.

Moderator: Miss Kill Joy

Guest: Lucinda Lewis, Chrissy Fellmeth, Cristian S. Aluas

                   

12:00P – 1:00P • Classroom 3: 6th fl

Miniature Acrylic Painting Workshop

Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, join us for an evening of exciting miniature acrylic painting with dynamic father-daughter duo Josh and Jane Adams. During the workshop you will learn the basics of color theory and have a chance to create your own miniature painting to decorate your home or give as a unique gift to someone special.

Materials sponsored by Blick!

12:00P – 1:00P • Library: 6th fl

Comic Portfolio Review

Trying to break into the industry? Trying to get a job? Applying to a college of Art and Design? Then bring your portfolio and get one-on-one review from experts in the field. Show them your work and get tips on how to create that killer portfolio. Or just stop by to ask your questions.

 

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION

Guests: Isaac Goodhart, Ray Alma, Anthony Marques, Fernando Ruiz

 

1:30P – 2:30P • Library: 6th fl

Graphic Design & Illustration Portfolio Review

Trying to break into the industry? Trying to get a job? Applying to a college of Art and Design? Then bring your portfolio and get one-on-one review from experts in the field. Show them your work and get tips on how to create that killer portfolio. Or just stop by to ask your questions.

 

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION

Guests: Marci Senders, Jamie Alloy

2:00P - 5:00P • Auditorium: LL2

Cosplay Competition: People's Choice Masquerade

It’s that time, where fashion meets fiction! Who out there will have the best costume, the best skills, the best moves, and the best presentation? Cheer on our contestants as they strut their stuff and do the superhero walkway. Who will win top prize? Come one, come all!

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!

2:30P - 3:30P • Black Box: LL2

Inside the Art of Sequential Visual Storytelling

 

This seminar concisely covers the three main creative elements that comics are composed of – Narrative, Visuals and Sequential Visual Storytelling (SVS). The principles and techniques used to tell visual stories in a clear and compelling way are presented, as is Potts’ approach to combining creative instinct with intellectualization to arrive and the best visual storytelling solutions.

 

Guest: Carl Potts

3:00P - 4:30P • Auditorium: LL2

SenpaiNYC Game Show

While the audience makes their choices as they vote for their favorite cosplay at the People's Choice Masquerade we'll be hosting a fun game show!

3:00P – 4:00P • Library: 6th fl

Sketch Session

Sketch sessions are an easy collaborative process for generating diverse design ideas. Come join us in the library to take a quiet moment to sketch some unique items.

3:00P – 4:00P • Classroom 1: 6th fl

How to Make a Graphic Novel

Marci and Hannah will take you from the initial concept to finished book and all the steps in-between.

Moderator: Sofia Bahamon, Junior Cartooning Student

Guests: Marci Senders and Hannah Allaman

3:00P – 4:00P • Classroom 3: 6th fl

Children’s Books: More than Drawing Cute Bunnies

Joann will share the process of working with illustrators on picture books from hiring them to sketches to final art. She will share examples of the best picture book illustration including the variety of art styles and different techniques for the best visual storytelling.

Guests: Joann Hill

4:00P – 6:00P • Black Box: LL2

DYNAMIC DUO: The art of last impressions

In this hilarious, fast-paced talk, designer Chip Kidd explains the long creative partnership with photographer and collaborator Geoff Spear. This dynamic duo have worked on literally thousands of shots together for dozens of book jackets and projects like Only What’s Necessary, Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal, Batman Collected, Batman Animated, Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross, and Marvelosity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross. As Chip Kidd explains, “Geoff is my Superman, the Robin to my Batman, or more accurately the Ren to my Stimpy, except our hare-brain schemes actually work.” Moderated by Charles Kochman, editorial director at Abrams ComicArts and frequent partner in creative crime.

4:00pm   Event with slide presentation (30 minutes) 

4:30pm   Discussion Chip Kidd & Geoff Spear (30 minutes) 

                Moderated by Charles Kochman, editorial director at Abrams ComicArts 

5:00pm   Book Signing after (30 minutes) 

Guests: Geoff Spear & Chip Kidd

 

4:30P – 5:30P • Classroom 1: 6th fl

Making Better Comics

Watch as Ramon Gil breaks down what are best practices in comic book creation, and hear what industry pros Anthony Marquez, Isaac Goodhart, and Fernando Ruiz have to say about it! Agree, disagree? Get in on this discussion!

Moderator: Ramon Gil

Guests: Anthony Marquez, Isaac Goodhart, Fernando Ruiz

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