We are proud to announce that
Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare
of Moon Girl (Marvel Comics) and
Rocket Girl (Image Comics) fame will be our Keynote co-Speakers!
Amy Reeder co-writes Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur with Brandon Montclare, in addition to drawing the covers. Most often as the artist, Amy creates for the likes of DC Comics and Vertigo, Tokyopop, Image Comics, and Marvel, on titles like Madame Xanadu, Rocket Girl, Batwoman, and Supergirl. Her expressive, kinetic work has earned her three Eisner nominations and a solid place in the comic book industry for over 10 years.
Brandon Montclare is a writer and the creator of Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl) from Marvel’s Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur. He also created Rocket Girl for Image Comics. NPR proclaimed that adventure series “effervescent” while Broken Frontier called it “the Saturday morning cartoon you wish was on TV.” Brandon is also a former editor at DC Comics and Vertigo, where he worked on titles including All Star Superman, Batman Year 100, Sweet Tooth, Daytripper, and Hellblazer.
Additional Featured Guests Include:
Grady Hendrix is the author of Horrostör, which is currently being turned into a television show. His latest novel is My Best Friend’s Exorcism.
Hazel Newlevant is a cartoonist and illustrator who has authored If This Be Sin and No Ivy League. She is also the Editor of Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers.
Lindsey Amer is the creator of Queer Kid Stuff, an LGBTQ+ educational webseries for kids. She’s also Co-Artistic Director for Bluelaces Theater Company, producing shows for people with developmental differences.
Karen Gisonny manages the New York Public Library’s DeWitt Wallace Periodical collection. She specializes in small and alternative press publications, independent literary presses, and zines.
Jenna Freedman is Associate Director of Communications and Zine Librarian at Barnard College. She is also a co-founder of Radical Reference, providing online reference services to activists, journalists and researchers.
Gina Gagliano is Marketing and Publicity Manager at First Second Books.
Sven Larsen is Vice President of Marketing at graphic novel publisher Papercutz.