WannaCon is the Virtual Comic Convention We Need Right Now

It’s an anxiety-inducing moment in history. Nearly every industry is taking drastic measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This includes the delaying of major motion pictures, sporting events, film festivals, and comic book conventions. Thankfully, amidst the grey cloud that has brought the world to a standstill, there are a few glimmers of sunshine breaking through.

One example of such is Russell Nohelty – a USA Today bestselling writer, publisher, producer, and podcaster. Nohelty created WannaCon – a virtual comic book convention, complete with indie artists and creators. Best of all, it’s free for anyone to live stream from the comfort of your home on Facebook, Twitch, or YouTube. The virtual convention is today (Friday the 13th) through Sunday, March 15th, from 12-4 pm Pacific Time.

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Here is the official message from Nohelty on WannaCon:

“We’ll be having panels all through the live stream filled with awesome writers and artists talking about the process of making comics, writing books, and drawing art. Below is a schedule of our artist schedules. Schedule is subject to change.

You can learn, hang out, and enjoy without ever leaving the comfort of your sweat pants and favorite chair. All times are Pacific Time, which is UTC -7 for those of you not in the USA.”

The website also features a list of every creator participating in WannaCon, with links to their online stores.

Below is a list of the streaming schedule:

FRIDAY, 3/13
12 pm PDT – Leah Lederman and Katrina Kunstman
1 pm PDT – David Avallone and Cammry Lapka
2 pm PDT – Matt Knowles and Steph Cannon
3 pm PDT – Nicoline Evans and Diana Levin
Saturday, 3/14

12 pm PDT – Christie Shinn and Carolyn Carter
1 pm PDT – Madeleine Holly-Rosing and Eddie Deangelini
2 pm PDT -Kathryn Calamia and Leanne Ingino
3 pm PDT – Melissa Pagluica and Moana McAdams

Sunday, 3/15
12 pm PDT – Comfort Love and Adam Withers
1 pm PDT -David Pepose and Jonathan Howard
2 pm PDT -Travis Gibb and Erik Lervold
3 pm PDT -David Lucarelli and Melissa Massey

Register for WannaCon by clicking here. You can also learn more about Russell Nohelty and his works on his Facebook page.

Michael Fromm
Michael Frommhttps://www.michaelefromm.com/
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.