& the @Zap2it Cosplay Crown goes to The Captain. #NotHereForYourGenderStereotypes #ThankYouForYourService
Black Thor & Baby Sup be like “Not much. Just chillin’.” #SDCC14 #ComicCon
Sneak preview of some of the Sleepy Hollow emoticons from my new multicultural emojis app iROC Emoticons (irocworld). Still working on Jenny and Henry of course.
Check it out on iOS and Android and let me know your thoughts (and please leave nice reviews and ratings if you are so inclined)
iTunes App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iroc-emoticons/id859375890?mt=8
Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iroc
And you could win prizes.
I’m privileged to be the narrator and executive producer of the graphic novel style documentary The 5 Powers.
Here’s the synopsis:
3 Superheroes of Peace use the 5 Powers of Faith, Diligence, Mindfulness, Concentration and Insight to change the course of history and inspire millions around the world. Planting seeds of peace in the deep mud of war. The documentary weaves powerfully illustrated comic book animation with contemporary and historic footage that follows the lives of Alfred Hassler, an American anti-war hero, Vietnamese peace activist Sister Chan Khong and Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, whom Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. The film also reveals the story of the powerfully groundbreaking, yet mostly forgotten, 1958 Martin Luther King Jr “Montgomery Story” Comic Book. The film provides a rare glimpse into the lives of individuals who have and still continue to have a tremendous impact on the world. Though leaders in their respective communities, little is known about their early struggles and the paths that led them to take nonviolent action. Also largely unknown is the connection between our three protagonists and many of the world’s foremost voices for peace and how their cooperation continues to affect change that transcends geographical borders, religion and time.
We hope that this film will challenge the traditional notion of ‘the hero’ and what constitutes heroic action, helping the viewer to discover the hidden hero inside and outside of themselves
Are you coming to San Diego Comic Con this week? FYeahCopyright will be there - and if you’re interested in the intersection of fandom and legal issues as a fan, creator or both, here’s some panels we think you’ll be interested in. Don’t forget to use the SCHED website or app to “rsvp” so the panel organizers and SDCC can have an idea of how many people are interested in each topic!
If you have any additional recs about panels on legal topics or organized by fandomers, please let us know via an Ask, or reblog this post with the info added in and we’ll share the updated version, too.
We hope to see you at SDCC, and if you find either heidi8 or untitledbychoice, ask us for a FIC pen or a badge ribbon - we’ll have both! You can also find Heidi (and the pens, and copies of FIC: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World (edited by annejamison)) at the smartpopbooks booth (#4300) on Saturday morning from 10 til 11.
Comic Book Law School 202: Moving Forward: Marketing, Monetizing, and More! with a focus on contracts, license agreements and IP law. 10:30 AM in 30CDE
Teen Wolf Fanworks Discussion with daunt (artist), febricant (Not As Described), magneticwave (we knew every line), rashaka (The Next Level Is Real),the_deep_magic (Pack Up; Don’t Stray), and zjofierose (Holding Your Own Weight) 11 AM in 29A
How Media and Marketers Are Harnessing the Might of the Superfan with publisher Filip Sablik (boomstudios), journalist Heidi MacDonald (The Beat,Publishers Weekly), entertainment marketer Jeff Dellinger (Hero Complex), author Rob Salkowitz (Comic Con and the Business of Pop Culture), comics retailer Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics) media strategist Kris Longo (Geek Riot Media), and Ed Catto (Bonfire Agency) 4 PM in 25ABC
Creativity Is Magic: Transmedia and Transformative Works with theorlandojones (Sleepy Hollow), flourish Klink (chief participation officer at The Alchemists), Professor Henry Jenkins (provost professor of communication, journalism, and cinematic arts, USC), Aron Levitz (wattpad) and Heidi Tandy of fyeahcopyright. 7:30 in 25AB
CBLDF: Tales from the Code-True Stories of Censorship. The cbldf (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) “gathers Denny O’Neil, Paul Levitz, and other top storytellers who worked under the Code’s strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions.” 12:00 Noon in 30CDE
Fans, Love, and the Law with DeviantArt and Organization for Transformative Works with Josh Wattles of deviantart and Betsy Rosenblatt and Heidi Tandy of the legal committee at transformativeworks. 3:30 in Room 2
Legit Fanfic: How Fan-Made Content Is Good for Audiences, Filmmakers, and Hollywood with Alex LeMay (Resignation Superhero, BZRK), berniesu (lizziebennetdiaries, Welcome to Sanditon), and Josh Caldwell (Resignation Superhero, Anthony Zuiker’s: Cybergedon), Jay Bushman (Lizzie Bennett Diaries, Resignation), brand mangager and transmedia producer Laura Hoefs (Twilight), Jeremy Azevedo (Sr. director of original programming at machinima) and moderator Gayle Bass (Right This Minute). 8:30 26ABC
DeviantArt’s shipping panel, “Building Your Fandom Armada" with Kay Purcell (damphyr) and Aun-Juli Riddle (aunjuli). 12:30 PM in Room 2
Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: The Annual Harry Potter Fan Panel, moderated by heidi8, with Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition cover illustrator), Dylan Saunders (Team StarKid), Lauren Bird (HP Alliance), Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft), markdoesstuff (MarkDoesStuff.com) and Sunny Williams (Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise). 4:15 in 6DE
A little preview of the #IAmASleepyhead video which I’ll be premiering later this week at Comic Con. If you aren’t able to join us in San Diego it will be posted online shortly thereafter.
A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
Revisionist History be like —
He was attacking the police and they were defending themselves.
A South Carolina woman thought it was better than forcing her kid to sit at McDonald’s all day. Now the state has taken custody.
Was this the best choice by the mother… maybe not (but if she had other options I have no doubt she would have availed herself of them)
Should this be a criminal charge… um…. fuck to the NO.
Should the daughter be put into an overburdened foster care system because of this….