A popular feature of APE when it was in San Francisco, Speed Networking for creators will be returning to APE, although it is not part of the official APE program. Presented by The Introverts Network of Writers and Visual Artists, WAVA Speed Networking is a one-on-one brief introductory event designed to being creators together on varied projects as comics, coloring books and other visually-oriented projects.
The Speed Networking event will be held on Sunday morning (9/24) at the Social Policy Coffee Shop from 9:30-10:30 AM. Since this is not an official APE event and being produced by another group, a separate admission of $5.00 ($3.00 if purchased in advance) will be required, however APE Exhibitors can attend FREE by showing their badges.
The event will be a speed dating format introducing writers to visual artists in 5 minute chat sessions. 15 min of open networking to start and end.
Speed Networking is hosted by Becca Hoskins and Ellen McBarnette.
Becca Hoskins started drawing horses in middle school and never looked back. She is a self-taught artist and illustrator with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UC Santa Cruz and a knack for natural illustration. She is fascinated by comics and visual storytelling, and probably wants to draw your comic. You can find her on social media at @beccahoskins.
Ellen is an energetic entrepreneur and attorney and has an extensive background in writing and consulting. Her current writing projects include an afro-centric coloring book series, and comic book/graphic novel. She is available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Policy is located at 200 S 1st St. San Jose, CA 95113. We can vouch for the Eggs Benedict there.
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