ComiCon: Pre-registration continues…

ComiCon is almost here. Thank you to everyone who has already pre-registered.

  • The event is free, but space is limited, so please pre-register to guarantee your spot.
  • Pre-registration also helps us plan for resources for the workshops, as well as for ordering in the food for dinner.

Join us this Wednesday, October 26th when ESA’s Comic Comet blasts in!  Everyone is invited to attend: Students, staff and parents.


Pre-register anytime;

We have a few more spots left for student volunteers to help out the night of.  Earn Community Service Hours while you enjoy yourself at the event.

THE AGENDA… Wednesday October 26th

  • 3:30pm Registration
    Main Foyer
  • 4:00pm   Welcome and Keynote
    Library: Willow Dawson
  • 4:30pm Workshop session 1
    Library: Willow Dawson
    Mini Theatre: Brian McLachlan
  • 5:30pm Workshop session 2
    Library: Tory Woolcott
    Mini-Theatre: Kean Soo
  • 6:30pm Dinner…  basic pizza to be provided
    Cafeteria (food service)
    Library: Games
    MiniTheatre: CosPlay
  • 7:15pm Workshop session 3
    Library: Zine Workshop (led by ESA students and grads)
    Mini Theatre: CosPlay
  • 8:15pm Final wrap-up
    Library: Thank you’s and Raffle


Participating authors:

Willow Dawson

  • Multiple award winning author of titles including The Wolf-Birds and Hyena in Petticoats.
  • Willow will lead a workshop in which she discusses the challenges and joys of writing biography, autobiography and memoir graphic novels.
  • This presentation includes personal stories and anecdotes, including how she found her voice and became an author and illustrator.

Brian McLachlan

  • Multiple award winning author of Draw Out The Story: Ten Secrets To Creating Your Own Comics. 
  • Brian’s workshop will begin with a quick intro to how comics are a combination of showing + telling, and then delve more deeply into character design.
  • There will be lots of audience interaction in this workshop.

Kean Soo

  • Author and illustrator of Jellaby and March Grand Prix.
  • Kean will be leading a workshop about the process of making comics, with a focus on storytelling techniques.
  • There’s will be lots of audience interaction in this workshop.

Tory Woolcott

  • Author of the graphic novel memoir Mirror Mind, which recounts her experiences growing up with dyslexia.
  • Tory will conduct a writing workshop that builds a story (that can be used for comics, prose, video games, film, etc.) from the ground up, creating a protagonist and antagonist and a 5-act structure.