Event Type



Virtual Access

Thursday, December 16, 2021

4:00 pm EST

Building an Urban Fantasy

Older (Virtual), 4:00 pm EST View Replay

We all know what cities look like. How do you take that foundation and turn it into a setting for your urban fantasy story? This panel will offer tips and suggestions to get you started.

Type: Panel

8:30 pm EST

Intro to Face Painting

Room 323, 8:30 pm EST *

Get your face painted with us at DisCon III! Tweens and teens welcome.

10:00 pm EST

What Makes a Shōnen Juggernaut?

Diplomat Ballroom, 10:00 pm EST View Replay

The Shōnen manga formula goes something like this: take relatable underdog characters marketed towards teenage boys, add melodramatic themes of friendship, loyalty, loss, and struggle plus some cool fights, and sprinkle with redemption arcs, coming-of-age conflicts, and character deaths to taste. What makes certain titles iconic or commercially successful? How do Shōnen stories distinguish themselves from Western coming-of-age narratives like Harry Potter or A Wrinkle in Time?

Type: Panel
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