Intervention 5 First Round of Guest Announcements

David Pescovitz
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Intervention 5 is happy to announce that we’ve posted online our first round of guests for this year’s event. Blogger/Journalist David Pescovitz will be at the event this year to talk about his work in blogging for BoingBoing as well as looking ahead at future tech that will have impact on the Maker movement.

We are also happy to announce that Pete Abrams, creator of the comic Sluggy Freelance will be returning to the event this year. We will also have Jonathan Rosenberg, creator of the comics Scenes From a Multiverse and Goats at the event as well.

More guests will be announced soon!


Guest Spotlight: Jeff Wells

Jeff Wells is appearing at Intervention for the 3rd time.

Wells, along with fellow Intervention guest Shaenon K. Garrity, is responsible for the webcomic Skin Horse. The comic, which began in 2007, is currently collected into three anthologies, all of which are available at Wells’ and Garrity’s table in the Artist’s Alley.


Video spotlight: Pete Abrams

Our Intervention vlogger Jennifer Logue spoke with the always-awesome Pete Abrams about Sluggy Freelance, his panels, and why he loves coming back to Intervention every year.


Guest Spotlight: Simon Ladd

Intervention is excited to welcome artist and bad video enthusiast Simon Ladd.

Ladd is probably best known as the co-host of the panel Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Videos, which has appeared at anime and other fandom conventions up and down the East Coast.

A convention veteran, Ladd is the creator of the webcomic Conventional Wisdom, which pokes fun at convention culture. His other work includes the sci-fi comedy webcomic Far Out There.

While Ladd will be taking a break from panel hosting during Intervention, he promises that he will be scouring the convention for new webcomic material.


Guest Spotlight: Viga

Intervention is happy to welcome artist, panelist, and My Little Pony enthusiast Viga.

Viga’s background in art is wildly impressive. She is the creator of the recently-completed webcomic Panelburg Compendium, “best of” issues of which are available at her table in the Artists’ Alley. Currently, she is focusing her art skills on a number of offline projects, particularly print media for conventions and other events. Her work can be found in the upcoming Magic Bullet 7, an anthology of local area alternative comics, as well as in the anthology Eggshells.

Viga also hosts the web series Viga Loves Comics.

This weekend, she will be appearing on the Saturday panels Sh!t Gets Real: A Conversation With Frustrated Artists, Flirting For Geeks, and My Little Bronies: An Online Fandom Phenomenon.

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