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August 23-25 Keystone Comic Con in Philly

June 14-16 Wizard World Comic Con in Philly

May 31-June 2 Denver Pop Culture Con

May 18 Nerd Camp NJ

April 26-28 Awesome Con Washington, DC

March 23 Happy Camper Ed Camp NJ

March 15 NJAMLE Middle School Conference, NJ

March 1-2 MSCSS - Middle States Social Studies Conference, PA


6/15/18 - Denver Comic Con


May 19 Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con



4/21/18  Delaware Historical Society, Wilmington, DE.  Running a three plus hour         educator workshop.

4/21/18 Delaware Historical Society , Wilmington, DE. I am running a educator workshop. Registration required ahead of time.

4/21/18 Delaware Historical Society, Wilmington, DE. I am running a educator workshop. Registration required ahead of time.

FREE family friendly event on the campus of Rutgers University, NJ

FREE family friendly event on the campus of Rutgers University, NJ

Friday , March 23rd, 2018

Friday , March 23rd, 2018

3/3 and 3/4 - ECET2 NJ/PA Education conference at the College of New Jersey

12/4 and 12/5 - Hershey, PA - PA Dept of Ed State Conference.

PA Dept of Education Conference, Hershey, PA. 12/4/2017                                                *10:15-11:30 Room: Magnolia B. Comic Books and 21st Century Skill Building

West Chester University student PSEA Conference 11/11/17

EdCampHat 11/4/17

Oct 20th, 2017 - PCSS - PA Council for the Social Studies State Convention, Harrisburg, PA

Philadelphia Wizard World - June 2017'



Awesome Con in Washington DC - FATHER'S DAY! Sunday June 18th 3-3:45 in room 144A Comics and Graphic Novels in Education

C2E2 Chicago Comic Con - Friday April 21st



April 8th - Camden Comic Con at Rutger's University

Gwynedd MErcy University January 31st 11:30 am

Presenting to education students




#engsschat Monday January 30th 7:30 PM

Hosting an online Twitter chat - pop culture in the classroom


NCSS Washington, DC December 3rd. #sschat unconference


November 23rd - 1:00.  Mill Creek Elementary, Bristol, PA. 

Elementary in service presentation on using comics to engage young readers.


PCSS Oct 21st 2016

This is the annual Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies Conference in Harribsburg, PA. 


Edcamp Penn 10/8/2016 8 am - 3 pm

Humanities Meets Technology.   edcamppenn.org to register for free. 

String Theory School. 1600 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA.


New York Comic Con - 10/6/2016

Title: Teaching History Through Comics         

Description: From the ancient world to the modern day, graphic novels pull readers into history. Comics have been shown to improve reader engagement while enhancing both comprehension and retention, and with the new emphasis on reading nonfiction, academic vocabulary, and reading in the subject areas, comics are more relevant than ever. Educators and comics creators share their best practices and favorite titles for using comics and graphic novels for teaching history and social studies.

Date: 10/6/2016

Time: 1:30:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM

Location:  1B03

Speakers: Josh Elder   Jeff Barbanell   Tim Smyth   Fred Van Lente   Ryan Dunlavey

*I will also be spending Friday wandering through the convention.


San Diego Comic Con July 23, 2016.

https://youtu.be/Dk5w6XE5YGo  - this is a portion of my presentation


Philadelphia Wizard World June 2016