Panels

This year's Portsmouth Comic Con  programme of panels, roundtables and drop-in sessions cover many varied topics from the world of comics including women in comics, Star Wars design and illustration, horror films, manga and more.

Schedule is subject to change. Keep an eye on our page for updates.

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SATURDAY PANELS

PANEL ROOM 1

12pm:
Women and British Comics: From Misty to Minnie the Minx!
Panel: Janet K. Lee, Claire Perry, Andy Fanton (The Beano) and Emma Austin

1pm:
Lucky 13? Exploring Time, Space and Gender in Doctor Who
Panel: Calum Kerr, Dylan Pank and Joe Brennan (UoP Student)

2pm:
STAR WARS, Design & Illustration Review, Art Education & More
With: Troy Alders & Russell Walks

3pm:
Frights and the Final Girl in the Horror Film
Panel: Emma Austin, Simon Hobbs, Rebecca Janicker

4pm:
Into the Marvel Multiverse: Phase 4 and Beyond in the MCU
Panel: Van Norris, Elena Nikiforova, Miles Hanmore, Nicholas Bryant (UoP students)

PANEL ROOM 2

12pm:
MAYAMADA ROUNDTABLE PART ONE - the greats anime and manga of all time
With: Special guest Nigel Twumasi from Mayamada & Laura Watton-Davies 

1pm:
Deaf representation in comics, film and TV in 2022!
With: Elizabeth Foundation

2pm:
Meet the artists! - ROUND ONE
Join Joe Palmer, Hannah Berry, Janet K. Lee, JAKe as they discuss pages and pictures they've drawn. There's no better place this weekend (in the world!) to get an insight into the creative minds of our artistic guests!

3pm:
Putting Together a Comics Page
With: Laurence Campbell

4pm:
How to Draw Comics the Adam Hughes Way (Virtual Panel)
With: Adam Hughes

5pm:
All of the Marvels (Virtual Panel)
With: Douglas Wolk

MAIN STAGE (OUTSIDE)

11am:
THIS IS THE WAY: Why Independent Comics Is What you Should be doing!

Panel: Ian Ashcroft, Gareth Sleightholme, Phil Buckenham

2pm: 
Female Superheroes and Empowerment 
Panel:  Marguerite Sauvage,  Sabba Khan, and Dr Nicola Streeten. Hosted by University of Portsmouth

4pm:
Marvel Movie Quiz
Hosted by Nick Coles

SPEAKERS' CORNER

11am:
A discussion with Catawiki

12pm:
What is Cosplay? With GoGeek Events CIC

12:30pm:
Who are The Gosport Steampunk Society?

2pm:
Nigel from Mayamada talks Manga Publishing in the UK

4pm:
Jon Scott – Bangkok Art Trail

4:30pm:
'How to be a Stromtrooper’ with the Joker Squad.

SUNDAY PANELS

PANEL ROOM 1

11am:
Reportage Comics and Travelogues in an Age of Anxiety
Panel: Tom Sykes, Louis Netter, & Olly Gruner

12pm:
Here be Witches!
Panel: Alison Habens, Karl Bell, Rebecca Janicker and Freya Noble

1pm:
Into the Labyrinth: Fantasy and Fairytales in Popular Culture
Panel: Katie Schenkel, Trudy Barber, Alex Sergeant, Beth Smallwood (UoP Student)

2pm:
Accio Fans! Celebrating 20 Years of Harry Potter at the Movies
Panel: Lincoln Geraghty, Alex Sergeant and Rebecca Janicker

PANEL ROOM 2

11am:
How to get a million readers! Newspaper comic strips
With: JUNE and ROY

12pm:
MAYAMADA ROUNDTABLE PART TWO
With: Special guest Nigel Twumasi from Mayamada

1pm:
BEANO HOUR
With: Andy Fanton and Nigel Parkinson

2pm:
STAR WARS, Design & Illustration Review, Art Education & More
With: Troy Alders & Russell Walks

3pm:
Meet the artists! - ROUND TWO 
Joining us today are some of the finest artists working in comics today: Paul Fry, Ian Ashcroft, Gary Erskine, Gareth Sleightholme and Alison Sampson - who each have unique takes on what comics do and how they're made. We'll be asking all the hard questions and looking at their work in depth - not to be missed!

MAIN STAGE (OUTSIDE)

12pm:
LOCAL HEROES
Panel:  Andy Fanton, Paul Fry,  Louis Netter

SPEAKERS' CORNER

11am:
Meet Portsmouth Pride

12pm:
GoGeek CIC on Cosplaying

2pm:
Star Wars: Origins Preview followed by Q & A (In the cinema area on the 1st floor) with Phil Hawkins

3:30pm:
A discussion with  Brian Wheeler & Mike Henbury 

4pm:
Star Trek reading with Russell Walks