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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 DeviantArt schedule and mega meet up

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The comic-con of our dreams, San Diego Comic-Con, is July 24-27th 2014. As always, promises to be brimming with the very best of geek culture (watch the video above for a SDCC history lesson). Many geek groups use San Diego Comic-Con as a prime time to meet up and share their common (and uncommon) fandoms and hobbies. DeviantArt, one of SDCC's sponsors this year, will be in attendance with helpful how-to panels and their very first San Diego Comic-Con meet up.

Wednesday, July 23 at 10 to ?, the DeviantArt meet up will take place at the Analog Bar and is for 21 and up only. They instruct you to bring your ID, phones/tablets, sketchbooks, cameras. According to the event info (seen here), the meet up will be a place to:”… rock out with the artists and creators who make the entire industry possible!”

A gathering of ‘Deviant” geeks, sounds like my kind of party, how about you?

Here are the dets on the panels (quoted from here):

Thursday, July 24 3:30-4:30 Comic-Con How-To: Introducing Maya 3 3D modeling software with Fella
Location: Room 2 Upper Level
Come see an introduction to Maya 3—a 3D modeling software used for games, film, and so on—presented by an Autodesk University instructor. At this session, a copy of Maya 3 will be given away randomly to an audience member by deviantART’s Fella! Come and get it and come and get educated!

Thursday, July 24 6:00-7:00 Comic-Con How-To: Break into Digital Comics using the Motion Book Tool
Location: Room 2 Upper Level
From Batman to My Little Pony, Madefire and deviantART have revolutionized the comic book online. Learn how to publish your comic to deviantART in less than 5 minutes using Madefire's unique cloud-based Tool!

Friday, July 25 6:00-7:00 Comic-Con How-To: Building your Fan Following with Superstars of deviantART
Location: Room 2 Upper Level
Host Angelo Sotira—deviantART’s co-founder—interviews some of the community’s leading members to get guidance on building your audience and your rep, as well as tips for expanding your experience as an artist.
Hear Stanley Lau (Artgerm), Wenqing Yan (yuumei), Anna Podedworna (akreon) & Kate Redesiuk (vesner), Stjepan Sejic (nebezial), and other mystery guests.
Ron Martino—editor in chief of depthRADIUS, deviantART’s editorial arm—will join Angelo.

Saturday, July 26 3:30-4:30 Comic-Con How-To: Fans, Love, and the Law with deviantART and Organization For Transformative Works
Location: Room 2 Upper Level
Fan art, fanfic, and fan video are delightful passions and like all such things, if they go too far, someone might get angry. deviantART and the Organization for Transformative Works, together holding the largest collection of fanworks in the universe based on any intellectual property within any media, will bring out their lawyers to explain how you can go to sleep at night, dream the dream of fans, and never have to hide under the bed. “Lawyer Up” with Betsy Rosenblatt and Heidi Tandy from OTW and Josh Wattles (makepictures) our own Advisor in Chief.

Sunday, July 27 12:30–1:30 Comic-Con How-To: We the Fandom with Kay Purcell (damphyr) and Aun-Juli Riddle (aunjuli)
Location: Room 2 Upper Level
Let’s discuss relationships and fandom. Bring your OTPs, gather your Armada, and cross over into an expert presentation by two deviantART masters as they help you navigate more ships than have ever crossed the worlds of fandom at one time and in one place on a lovely romantic cruise.

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