Well friends, if I were to say I wasn’t excited to be taking part in my first convention panel I would be lying. This Saturday, I’ll take part in the COMIC PODCASTERS: Giving Back To The Medium panel.
Jimmy Aquino (who set it up) was looking for a topic for this year’s session and I was the one to suggest it. You see many of these podcasts are doing so much more than simply sharing audio shows. Comic Geek Speak has spun off it’s own convention (The Super Show) where fans gather, Indie Spinner Rack has set up an anthology that generates a scholarship for up and coming comic creators and Jimmy, well Jimmy and Comic News Insider bring fans together for some great party gatherings celebrating comics.
What will I talk about? I plan to discuss how Comic Related’s mission is to look out for that smaller press creators who sometimes can’t find the spotlight on other big name websites. I hope to talk about how creators can find a home at CR if they choose. I plan to talk about how we lure readers in with mainstream content, but try and sprinkle in small press stories right alongside those big names in an effort to increase the reader base for you series (which when we’re succeeding is a 60/40 split small press to mainstream).
In our own way, we’re really trying to make a difference and in this respect, CR isn’t alone. If last year’s panel (which you can listen to start to finish right here at CR) was any indication, it should be fun!