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Comics fans in the San Francisco Bay Area check out the free full day event SAM: STORYTELLING ACROSS MEDIA taking place on Saturday, November 5 at the San Francisco Marriott.

SAM is a free one-day symposium produced in association with Comic-Con International’s San Francisco Comic-Con (SFCC) on the art of storytelling with a series of talks and workshops about how to tell a story in various media, including comics, gaming, animation, movies, and more. With special panels presented by Cartoon Art Museum, California College of the Arts, the Queer Comics Expo, Last Gasp Books, Telltale Games and more, SAM will have something for everyone including panels of LGBTQ interest –

Saturday, Nov. 5 – 12:00–12:45 pm Diversity and Representation in Storytelling—Shawn Taylor (Nerds of Color) moderates an honest discussion about diversity and representation in comics with Robert Love (Number 13), Tyler Cohen (Primahood: Magenta), and Daniel Parada (Zotz). Presented by the Cartoon Art Museum and the Black Comix Arts Festival

Saturday, Nov. 5 – 5:00–5:45 pm Storytelling and Queer Identity—Moderator Maia Kobabe (The Thief’s Tale) and a panel of talented queer storytellers discuss their craft and how they bring life to their characters on the comics page. Storytelling plays a role in shaping both the identity of the storyteller and the characters on the page. This panel explores how queer cartoonists navigate this space.

While free and open to the public, space is limited and attendees are asked to register online prior to the event.

WHO: SAM: Storytelling Across Media

WHAT: A one-day symposium devoted to talks and workshops about storytelling in various forms of media. Part of San Francisco Comics Fest

WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

WHERE: Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission St., San Francisco, CA, 94103

ADMISSION: Free; online advance registration is encouraged. Seating is limited.

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