See you at the Calgary Expo! (updated)

I'm pleased to announce that I will be hosting two panels at the Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo! Here are the details:

Do You Defend the Defenders: Legal issues in the Netflix/Marvel superhero series

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 12:15 to 1:00pm *updated*
Scheduled Room: Palomino D, BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede Park

Vigilantism. The trial of Frank Castle. Jessica Jones's culpability for her actions under Kilgrave's influence. Matt Murdoch's ethics as a lawyer. These are just some of the many legal issues that have come up in Netflix/Marvel's superhero franchises Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher. Join our panel of experts as they analyze and have some lighthearted fun looking at the legal issues in these Netflix/Marvel franchises. From a Canadian perspective, of course.

Panelists: Adam Drew (Crown prosecutor), Andrew Stewart (criminal defence lawyer), Axel Howerton (crime author), Gregory Pang (entertainment lawyer)

*Special thanks to Joshua Gilliland of The Legal Geeks who kindly let us "borrow" the idea for this panel from their podcast episode "Defending the Defenders at San Francisco Comic Con".*

Audio recording of the panel now available here:

Fan Art/Fiction and Copyright Law

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 3:15pm to 4:00pm
Scheduled Room: Palomino D, BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede Park

Fan art and fan fiction is ubiquitous seemingly across all genres and media that you can find at the Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo. However, artists may run into the cold reality that is copyright law. So, when is it ok and when is it not ok to create fan art/fiction that is based on a work of an existing rights holder? The answer isn’t so clear cut. Join our panel of experts as we discuss copyright law concepts such as infringement and fair dealing/use in the context of fan art/fiction.

Panelists: Tony Esteves (cartoonist and fan art creator), Tito Guillen (film producer and fan filmmaker), Gregory Hagen (Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary), Gregory Pang (entertainment lawyer)