The schedule for the 2015 Olympia Comics Festival was:
Friday, June 5th 2015
7:00 – 8:30 PM OCF Preview Night at Olympia Library
Our friends at the library will be hosting a special pre-Olympia Comics Festival event. 2015 OCF Guests Of Honor Farel Dalrymple, Jason Little, and Eric Shanower will all be present, giving presentations followed by q & a, and signing books afterwards.
Saturday, June 6th 2015
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Stage Show at The Capitol Theater
Our stage show is a variety/talk show that is all about comics! Show includes a roundtable discussion from our Guests Of Honor, stand-up comedy, and a slideshow of strange comics. Also expect unanticipated flubs, mispronunciations, and occasional doofiness — all the thrills of live theater! Doors open at 10:30. Ticket price is $6. More details to be announced!
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM Cartoonists Expo at The Olympia Center
Two hundred and fifty two feet of tables displaying comics weird and wonderful. All the comics are artisanal and the cartoonists who created them are probably in attendance — a great opportunity to get autographs, sketches, and ask questions. This expo is free to the public… but you just may end up buying a few items.
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Panels at The Olympia Center
Spotlight On Farel Dalrymple: Get to know the enigmatic wizard who’s given us The Wrenchies, It Will All Hurt, Prophet, Omega The Unknown, and more! Moderated by Christof Mauney. 2-3 pm – Room 101/102
Comics Podcasting In Olympia: Representatives from the podcasts Out Of The Fridge, View From The Gutters, and Arc Reactions team-up to discuss the ins and outs of comics podcasting! Moderated by Monty Pel. 2-3 pm – Room 103
Eric Shanower, A Cartoonist’s Career: Spend time with the raconteur writer/artist of Age Of Bronze, Little Adventures In Oz, Little Nemo, and many other great comics! Moderated by Frank Hussey. 3-4 pm – Room 101/102
A History Of 3D Comics and Spotlight On Jason Little: Jason Little (the bard behind Borb, Motel Art Improvement Service, and Shutterbug Follies, among others) presents a visual history of 3D comics, followed by presentations of his own 3D work, and topped off by an interview and Q&A moderated by Casey Bruce. 4-5:30 pm – Room 101/102
The Wonderful World Of Oz: David Maxine, publisher of Hungry Tiger Press (who’ve given us many great Oz books, comics, and music) and Eric Shanower (who has years of experience in Oz comics, prose, documentary, and even ballet) discuss all things Oz! Moderated by “L. Frank” Hussey. 5-6 pm – Room 103
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Guests of Honor signing at Danger Room Comics
Our 2015 Guests Of Honor – the chromatic Farel Dalrymple, the enigmatic Jason little, and the potent Eric Shanower – will all be signing comics and chatting with fans back at Festival sponsor Danger Room Comics!
For further details, see the “locations” section.