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MNN Show to Host Event at New York Comic Con

Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Heading to New York Comic Con this weekend? Be sure to catch "Dare2Draw: The Series"!

The show's pilot aired on MNN this past summer, and people loved it. Who wouldn't? Created by the talented folks behind Dare2Draw, a nonprofit that mentors and supports aspiring cartoon artists, the series follows four contestants as they vie for a chance to have their own graphic novel published. Described as “‘American Idol’ meets ‘Chopped,’” “Dare2Draw” aims to highlight the talent and hard work involved in succeeding in the competitive world of comic books.

The pilot was produced with help from a fundraising campaign through Kickstarter, in which the creators were able to exceed their budget goal of $5,000 and garnered the support of big names in the comic world, including Phil Jimenez (a Marvel Comics artists who spearheads big projects like Astonishing X-Men and The Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia), Arthur Suydam (known as the “Zombie King” for his unmatched work on the subject) and many others. “Dare2Draw” is the heartfelt project of Charles D. Chenet and...

Check Out These Awesome Fall Events at MNN!

Classes, Community Media, Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

The free gatherings we hold in our 59th Street and El Barrio Firehouse studios offer a chance for community producers to network, pick up technical tips and-- of course-- have fun. We've got an absolutely stellar lineup this fall. Check out the list (and RSVP links) below!

Thursday, October 9: Design Yourself: Personal Branding

From 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, October 9 at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, learn from Firehouse producer Nadia Y. Munoz how successful brands have launched and grown, and how to develop a personal brand across digital platforms. No RSVP required!

Friday, October 24: Promo Day

Back by popular demand! On Friday, October 24 from 1 pm to 10 pm at MNN's 59th Street studios, MNN will provide the studio, background, music and editing, while you provide the talent! Have a snappy 30-second video promo made just for you. They're great for sending out via social media, newsletters and more! Space is limited; RSVP by ...

This Week on MNN: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Programming Highlights, This Week on MNN By Lee Walker Helland

“Gotta Run with Will”
Thursday, October 9, 9:30 pm
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A fellow MNN producer visits: Caitlin Jones, creator of MNN's "In the Kitchen with Caitlin," learned to cook from her dad as soon as she could hold a spatula. The running is all her own and she's the fastest in her family especially if there's food at the finish line. Caitlin dashes to the cheers of her beloved teammates from the Dashing Whippets running club.
More info:
"Gotta Run with Will" on Facebook
"Gotta Run with Will" on Twitter

“Ginger New York”
Friday, October 10, 2:00 pm
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Eradicating domestic violence: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and author and human-rights activist Angelica Harris returns to GNY to discuss her community work with abuse and bullying in schools.
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