CFP: [General] Second Life Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Beth Davies-Stofka

Call for Presenters: Second Life Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference

Proposals are invited for presentations at the Web Comics Convention to be
held in Second Life on October 3, 2008.

Sponsored by The Center for EduPunx, The Comic Book Bin, and The Institute
for Comics Studies, the conference will bring together practitioners,
educators, academics, students, journalists and others for a day-long event
aimed at lively discussion and fruitful exchange. Participation from all
over the world is avidly sought, while conference organizers and tech
support will work in English.

Proposals of roughly 200 words are solicited from:
Web Comics Creators
Display samples of your work in our galleries, mingle with conference
attendees, and participate in roundtable discussions about web comics
creation, self-promotion, career goals, etc. Play with your avatar, come
as your comics character!

Second Life Artists, Designers and Builders, Educators and Researchers
Demonstrate the potential of Second Life for web comics creators and
students interested in making and promoting their own comics. We are
particularly eager to receive a proposal from you if you are making comics
in Second Life, or have designed or created a build based on comics. If
you are in the planning process, please also submit a proposal.

Are you using web comics in the classroom? Educators using web comics are
invited to lead and participate in workshops designed to explore the
pedagogical possibilities of web comics, especially if you are encouraging
students to create web comics for course credit.

Comics Scholars, Bloggers, Twitterers, Academic Journals on the Web
Share your research into comics history, web comics or comics in Second
Life in presentations or roundtable discussions.

Journalists and Comics Professionals
Share your insights into important trends in web comics in presentations or
roundtable discussions. Sit with creators and Second Life artists,
educators and researchers to explore the potential of virtual worlds for
comics and the industry.

Please direct all inquiries and proposals to Beth Davies-Stofka, Ph.D. at Proposals are due no later than August 15.
All proposals will receive a reply by August 30, 2008. Technical support
will be provided by the Center for EduPunx, and training will be available
by appointment in SL September 17-19.

We hope to hear from you!

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