BCAF X Schedule - Sunday

Sunday, SEPTEMBER 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

IDAHO STATE MUSEUM – 610 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702

BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY – 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702

Exhibits

 BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 1st FLOOR  

  • LEGO® Extravaganza 
    10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Join the Idaho LEGO® Users Group for a display of talent, patience, and precision engineering. LEGO creations from around the Treasure Valley will be exhibited. Founded in 2014 by Greg Fastabend, the Idaho LEGO® Users Group has grown in leaps and bounds. With members from all over the state, the group meets regularly to share the love of LEGO bricks, plan events and encourage builders and collectors to have fun and be creative. The group is open to builders of all ages and skillsets. They are committed to sharing the joy of LEGO with the community and members have participated in local exhibitions, STEM classes, leadership training workshops and other events.

Panels & Workshops

BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 1st FLOOR HAYES AUDITORIUM

  • Building Larger than Life Cosplay.
    11:00 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
    Join The Geeked Out Ninjas for a panel on creating big cosplay. Learn awesome tips and tricks from experienced cosplayers and ideas for making the cosplay of your dreams come to life. MJ and Shawn Dillow, (The Geeked Out Ninjas) known for their bigger builds, are competitive cosplayers hailing from Boise, Idaho. It wasn’t until 2014 at a comic convention in Boise, ID that they first competed in a cosplay competition. Since then they’ve competed and placed in numerous competitions, including winning Best in Show at Wizard World Boise in 2018.
  • Costume Design
    12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
    A costume design panel with Treasure Valley comic artist, concept artists, and illustrator John “J.T.” Millstead. Focusing on the differences between designing costumes for comics, movies, and cartoons, this panel will also explore the process behind creating characters.
  • Creating 5 Worlds
    1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
    The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there’s more to themselves—and more to their worlds—than meets the eye. When three kids are forced to team up on an epic quest, it will take not one, not two, but 5 WORLDS to contain all the magic and adventure! Meet writer Mark Siegel, and artists Boya Sun, Xanthe Bouma, and Matt Rockefeller, the team that created the recently concluded series that Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) called “a magical journey, as fun as it is beautiful!”. They’ll share their experiences collaborating to bring this dazzling story to life.
  • Bad Art
    2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
    Sometimes artists draw something and hate it. Sometimes despite how much they hate it, DC Comics puts it on the cover of a flagship event. Join a group of working comic creators – Jorge Corona, Morgan Beem, Sloane Leong, and Andrew MacLean – as we look at the wild world of...less than great comic art through the ages.

IDAHO STATE MUSEUM: BALLROOM

  • Representation Matters: LGBTQ+ Comics
    11:00 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
    Queer representation in comics has been increasing in recent years. Join creators Josh Trujillo (Hulkling & Wiccan, Washington’s Gay General), and Lee Durfey-Lavoie & Veronica Agarwal (Just Roll with It) as they discuss queer identity in storytelling and comics, the importance of LGBTQ+ representation, the struggles that still exist for queer creators, and what they hope for the future of the medium.
  • Creator Spotlight: Terry Blas and Josh Trujillo
    12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
    Join us for a chat with Terry Blas (Lifetime Passes, Reptil) and Josh Trujillo (Washington’s Gay General, Hulkling & Wiccan) as they discuss the challenges and opportunities in writing for both independent and mainstream comic books. Each will reflect on their experiences, as well as the obstacles facing queer Latino creators in the industry.
  • Salt & Honey Live Podcast
    1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
    Salt & Honey is a former podcast and now Youtube show by two friends and full-time cartoonists, Sloane Leong (Graveneye, Prism Stalker) and Leslie Hung (Snotgirl) who want to delve deeper into why they like what they like and hate what they hate. They discuss comics, movies, television, and storytelling.
  • Middle Grade Magic
    2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
    Middle Grade comics are booming like never before…but you don’t have to tell these creators. Alina Chau (Marshmallow & Jordan), Madeline McGrane (The Accursed Vampire),and Mat Heagerty (Lumberjackula) will talk about their experiences creating comics for kids, how they use different genres to tell their stories, and what the future may hold for this growing segment of the comics industry.

IDAHO STATE MUSEUM: CLASSROOM 129

  • Comics Storytelling & Jam
    11:00 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
    Jess Smart Smiley makes rad pictures with his bare hands and has created more than 15 books for young readers, including Let’s Make Comics!, and Upside Down: A Vampire Tale.He’s also been hosting monthly comic jams for the past 4 years that have helped over 1,000 children, teens, and adults create their very first comics! Learn how comics tell stories in ways that even big-budget Hollywood films cannot - then breakup into groups and create your own!
  • Creative Steps
    12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
    In this workshop, guest creators Morgan Beem (The Family Trade, Swamp Thing) and Jorge Corona (Middlewest, Batgirls) will lead you through a beat-by-beat breakdown of crafting a comic page.

IDAHO STATE MUSEUM: CLASSROOM 130

  • What Weird Worlds
    11:00 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
    Fantastical fictional worlds don’t just pop into existence on their own…someone’s gotta create them! Andrew MacLean (Head Lopper), Xanthe Bouma (5 Worlds), Alexis Ziritt (Space Riders), and Sloane Leong (Prism Stalker) have shaped unique, sometimes terrifying, always fascinating worlds. They’ll share their experience as veteran world-builders, and in some cases, world-destroyers.
  • Addressing Mental Health in Comics: Just Roll with It
    12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
    Maggie just wants to get through her first year of middle school. But between finding the best after-school clubs, trying to make friends, and avoiding the rumored monster on school grounds, she’s having a tough time…so she might need a little help from her twenty-sided dice. But what happens if Maggie rolls the wrong number? Just Roll with It is a contemporary middle-grade graphic about how dealing with anxiety and OCD can affect everyday life. Creators Veronica Agarwal and Lee Durfey-Lavoie will discuss approaching mental health through the lens of comics, and how that can help heal.  
  • Careers in Comics
    1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
    What does it take to make a career in comics? There are a lot of great comics creators, producing amazing stories, and they all had to start somewhere. Creators Dani Colman (The Unfinished Corner), Brian Schirmer (Quests Aside), Rye Hickman (Lonely Receiver), Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider), and Justin Zimmerman (The 27 Run) will talk about everything from schooling to publishing to conventioneering.

Portfolio Reviews

IDAHO STATE MUSEUM: CLASSROOM 129

1:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Interested in getting feedback and advice from professional comic creators? Bring your original artwork and head over for a Portfolio Review! Some of our Guest Creators will be on-hand offering art critiques and insights on how to break into the comics industry.

  • 1:00 p.m-1:45 p.m. Chan Chau & Jess Smart Smiley
  • 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Rye Hickman & Alexis Ziritt

Gaming

BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 3rd FLOOR

  • Board Game Swap
    10:00am-2:45pm.
    Trade your game for something new to you! Games in good condition will be taken at all locations starting September 6 through Friday September 16. Tickets for getting a new game will be emailed to anyone who turns in a game. Games will be evaluated on a tier system as well as for completeness of pieces. While you may turn in more than three games, you will only receive a maximum of three tickets to swap for games at the event.
  • Board Game Library 
    10:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
    Check out a game and play something new! Space will be available to play on the 3rd floor of the library. Games provided by Phoenix Fire Games.
  • Honey Heist RPG 
    10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Honey Heist is a one-shot RPG in which the players role play as honey loving bears. Players will attempt to steal highly guarded and coveted honey. Will it require a complicated plan with precise timing? Will your bear instinct hinder or help the heist? Will you make unbearable puns? Join the adventure to find out!

    Registration is required and is open to everyone age 12 and up. Only five spots are available, so sign up now!
  • Dungeons and Dragons 3.5e 
    12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
    In this fantasy role-playing game you'll choose a heroic character and embark on an epic adventure with other players from your community. Will you play as the mystical Wizard, the sneaky Rogue, the mighty Fighter, the wise Cleric, or the charismatic and versatile Bard? Each has their own strengths and special abilities. This event is designed for beginners, and no experience is required!

    Registration is required and is open to everyone age 12 and up. Only five spots are available, so sign up now!

BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 3rd FLOOR IDAHO ROOM

  • The Quiet Year RPG 
    10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    In this fantasy map-drawing game you’ll help a community rebuild after the collapse of civilization. By working together, we can build something good. But time is limited, and as the year passes things may get harder.

    Registration is required and is open to everyone age 12 and up. Only five spots are available, so sign up now!
  • Dungeons and Dragons 5e 
    12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
    In this fantasy role-playing game you'll choose a heroic character and embark on an epic adventure with other players from your community. Will you play as the mystical Wizard, the sneaky Rogue, the mighty Fighter, the wise Cleric, or the charismatic and versatile Bard? Each has their own strengths and special abilities. This event is designed for beginners, and no experience is required!

    Registration is required and is open to everyone age 12 and up. Only five spots are available, so sign up now!

BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 3rd FLOOR MARION BINGHAM ROOM

  • Fake Artist 
    11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
    Find out what happens when a roomful of artists play the game Fake Artist. Described as “A drawing game for everyone!” Players draw one picture together, but one player doesn't know what they’re supposed to be drawing. A fake artist hides among the real artists – but which one? The fake artist has to avoid being identified as the real artists attempt to thwart the deceiver. Find out if Vannotes, Leslie Hung, Phillip Sevy, and Steve Willhite are up to the task.
  •  Cortex Prime
    12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. 
    Have you ever wished there was a good Batman RPG? How about Dragonball? X-men? Gundams? Demon Slayer? ANYTHING? Well, this panel has great news for you, there is. Cortex Prime is a toolbox RPG system, which means YOU get to design the game you want to play, using balanced, play-tested tools to create the world you want to run. Historically accurate Golden Age of Piracy? Students at Xavier's School during the 90s cartoon? Gotham Knights? Supernatural? Gritty police drama? Checks all round. Join this group of TTRPG experts to explore all the potential worlds YOU can visit using Cortex Prime.
  • Page to Table
    1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Page to Table. Table-top gaming and Comic Characters go together like Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Join tabletop veterans Dane Johns and Jay Freeman as they discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of games that mix the two genres into a delicious confection of fun. Featuring discussions of games like Knights Models Batman Miniature game and Marvel: Crisis Protocol we'll talk about the minis, the rules, and of course the FUN to be had and bringing our favorite heroes to the table. 

 

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Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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