SAM: Storytelling Across Media
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SAM: Storytelling Across Media
Oct 7, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Comic-Con presents SAM: Storytelling Across Media, a one-day symposium for aspiring writers and artists, as well as professionals, interested in the art of storytelling. This event will be held on Saturday, October 7, at the Comic-Con Museum, 2131 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park, from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Admission is included with the purchase of a Comic-Con Museum ticket. Seating in all symposium events is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
SAM is not your traditional comics convention. There is no Exhibit Hall but there will be panels and signings. SAM is all about storytelling, through a series of talks about how to tell a story in various media, including comics, books, gaming, movies, and more. It explores the similarities and differences in telling stories through different media and focuses on the craft of telling a story through creator lectures.
San Diego Comic-Con is part of the San Diego Comic Convention family of events. SDCC is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
WHO: SAM, Storytelling Across Media
WHAT: A one-day symposium devoted to talks about storytelling in various forms of media.
WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
WHERE: Comic-Con Museum 2131 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
ADMISSION: Free with museum admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
SAM Storytelling Across Media is sponsored by San Diego Comic Convention.
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