ReggieCon will welcome the author of My Favorite Thing is Monsters Emil Ferris to the panel of experts from 7-8:30 p.m., October 28 via Zoom.

ReggieCon is a series of virtual panels with experts in comic and popular media, focusing on issues of race and diversity. In celebration of LGBTQ History Month, the October panel will focus on Ferris’ graphic novel.

There is no cost to attend. Those interested can join the Zoom webinar at the ReggieCon website.

Panelists include Dr. Scott Jordan, chair of the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University; Victor Dandridge, founder of Vantage InHouse Productions; Dr. Theresa Rojas, professor of English at Modesto Junior College and director of the Latinx Comic Arts Festival; and Dr. Eric Wesselmann, associate professor of psychology at Illinois State.

Along with Ferris, Dr. Rachel Miller, who teaches comics and narrative practice at Columbus College of Art and Design, will join the panel as a guest.

Sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Services, the Harold K. Sage Fund, and the Illinois State University Foundation, ReggieCon is entering its second year with panels throughout the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. 

Upcoming panels include:

Ghost River
November 11
Native American Heritage Month

Charlie Brown Christmas
December 2
Seasonal Depression Awareness Month

Blackjack meets Black Panther
February 24
Black History Month

Jessica Jones Alias
March 24
Women’s History Month

Marvel’s Amulet
April 14
Arab American Heritage Month

My Neighbor Totoro
May 5
Asian Pacific Heritage Month