8:30 a.m. SL/PST: Front Range Island Opens
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. SL/PST: Make Like an Action Figure!
Not only can you dress like comics characters in SL, you can act like them too! Let us show you how, following opening remarks from Hervé St.-Louis, publisher and editor, The Comic Book Bin
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. SL/PST: The Importance of Watchmen and Its Place in the Comics Survey Course
A discussion of Alan Moore's importance by Andrew Edwards of Sequart.
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. SL/PST: Teaching the College Comics Course
Advice and experience from panelists Leonard Rifas of Seattle Central Community College and Gail de Vos of the University of Alberta. Moderated by Peter Coogan of the The Institute for Comics Studies
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. SL/PST: The Librarian's Role in the College Comics Course
An examination of how librarians support the college comics course, especially by adding resources such as web comics and Web 2.0 tools to the course toolbox. Mini-Morph librarian-in-residence: Derik Badman, Temple University
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. SL/PST: Open Gallery and Discussion from Comics Creators
Unfortunately, as before, I won't be able to attend the full day, but I'm certainly looking forward to being there as much as I can. In an period when many people can't afford to trek out to a comic convention in person, this is certainly an excellent alternative. Indeed, it's well worth attending even if you can afford to go to your favorite real world cons!
I highly encourage you to take some time this weekend to check out Second Life so you can get it set up on your computer and familiarize yourself a bit with the environment before the con. The software is free; there are no SL connection charges; the con is free... the only thing it will cost you is your time. (Admittedly, there are lots of ways you COULD spend money in SL, but you don't have to.) It really was a great experience for me, and I'm absolutely looking forward to next Wednesday.
For inquiries and clarifications about Mini-Morph, please contact organizer Beth Davies-Stofka.