SCADCon Academic Track

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Comics Studies
contact email: 
comicsstudies@gmail.com

SCADCon
Academic Track
In conjunction with the Institute for Comics Studies (ICS)
May 12-15, 2011, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, One International Drive, Savannah, GA.
Proposals deadline: January 1, 2010

The Institute for Comics Studies invites proposals for scholarly presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional-focus panels, workshops, and other panels centered on visual storytelling, sequential art, and comics in any form (graphic novels, comic strips, comic books, manga, web comics, etc.), comics-centric works, or adaptations of comics materials, genres, or figures into other media for the academic track of SCADCon, the only annual university-sponsored comic con in the country, which is produced by the Savannah College for Art and Design.

Preference will be given for presentations that directly address visual storytelling, sequential art theory, and/or the application of sequential art theory or visual storytelling theory by practitioners.

Proposals will be refereed by juried review by the ICS Conference Board.

SCADCon’s stated mission is to maximize awareness and appreciation of popular art forms such as film, comics, gaming and animation through education, presentations, exhibit space, portfolio reviews, forums, screenings and other events that celebrate contributions to visual storytelling within the entertainment industry. The Academic Track of SCADCon represents the Institute for Comics Studies’ mission to promote the study, understanding, recognition, and cultural legitimacy of comics and to support the discussion and dissemination of this study and understanding via public venues.

Proposals deadline: January 1, 2010
Proposal submission site: http://www.hsu.edu/form.aspx?ekfrm=40054

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