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Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention/Geek 101

Contact Name: Joe Thordarson

Address:

925 Colonial road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117
United States
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Phone: (901) 921-7105

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Teachers. Do your students love Super Heroes, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Film Making, Animation, Robotics, or LEGO? If so, then join us at the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention for GEEK 101. The Coolest School Field Trip In The Galaxy! Super Hero, Science Fiction, and Fantasy stories can be great vehicles for exploring classic themes, and visual storytelling. One of the missions of the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, is to use the Geek genres, to foster a love of literature, and the arts. Each November, hundreds of students attend our Geek 101 Field Trips at the MCFC, and enjoy presentations by filmmakers, actors, comic book artists, robotics experts, and other experts in the Geek genres. We also host in-school workshops throughout the year called “Storytelling in Comics and Film”.

Contact Joe Thordarson at memphiscfc@gmail.com

 

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Geek 101 Field Trip

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

The Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention will be hosting several interactive, and hands on presentations, designed to foster an appreciation of the arts.
Geek 101 is a fully interactive experience where students will meet and learn from Film and TV Producers, and Actors, Comic Book Artists, Authors, LEGO Artists, Inventors, Costume Designers, Video Game Designers, and all sorts of other interesting professionals in the GEEK culture. Teachers and students are also welcome to come in costume, dressed as their favorite Super Hero or Fantasy Character!

Contact Joe Thordarson at memphiscfc@gmail.com

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Program Title: Storytelling in Comics and Film In-School Workshop

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

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Students will learn about the art, and storytelling elements that go into comic book creation and film making. The students will also star in, and shoot their own short film, that will then be screened for their entire school! Participating schools will receive a DVD or downloadable link of the finished short film!

Program Fee:
$2000.00 for Shelby County. $2800.00 For all other counties

Contact Joe Thordarson at memphiscfc@gmail.com

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Program Title: Animation Education at the Geek 101 Field Trip

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Students will join Chance Raspberry, a Lead Animator from the hugely popular “Simpsons” cartoon, for an interactive presentation about the art of Animation. The study of animation provides an excellent opportunity to explore multiple art forms. Chance will also be screening the pilot episode of his brand new cartoon called “Little Billy”. His presentation will include a step by step video presentation, of how he brought the Little Billy from concept, to a completed cartoon.

Contact Joe Thordarson at memphiscfc@gmail.com

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