The following is a list of Julie’s professional appearances, as well as upcoming events that Julie will be attending.
Oz Comic-Con connects fans with their pop-passions and fosters bonds and lifetime friendships across pop culture fandoms in Australia.
Event: Oz Comic-Con Pop Up – Sydney
Session 1: The Phantom with Julie Ditrich
Date & Time: Saturday 6 March 2021 from 12:00 to 12:50pm on the Comic Stage
Session 2: Breaking into Aussie Comics with Andrew Constant, Julie Ditrich, Komala Singh & Tim McEwen
Date & Time: Sunday 7 March from 10:10 to 10:50am
Venue: Sydney Showgrounds, 1 Showground Road, Olympic Park NSW 227
For more information: https://ozcomiccon.com/sydney/
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) is the professional association for Australia’s authors and illustrators. The organisation provides advocacy, support and advice for authors and illustrators in matters relating to their professional practice.
Event: Calling All Illustrators – Two Day Event
Session: How to Get Started in the World of Comics and Graphic Novels
Julie Ditrich is the first Australian woman to write for The Phantom. How did she get there? Julie talks about her career path, the definitions of comics and graphic narratives and understanding their formats as well as ways in which illustrators can get a start in comics. She will also talk about work opportunities both in Australia and overseas and why the illustrator who can also write comics is the ultimate creative power player.
Date & Time: Friday 11 October 2019 from 2:30 to 4:00pm followed by a Meet the Publishers and Receive Individual Feedback Portfolio Review Session with Julie Ditrich, Anna McFarlane (Allen & Unwin), Sarah Davis (Walker Books) and Heather Curdie (Penguin / Random House)
Venue: ASA office, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW
Oz Comic Con is a speculative fiction entertainment and comic convention that has been running since 2012 within various major Australian cities, and is a local franchise of the New York Comic-Con. Attendees have included Nintendo Australia. Oz Comic Con currently runs in the cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
Signing and Panel Sessions: The Super Australians
Dates & Times: Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 September 2019 (Brisbane show); Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September 2019 (Sydney show)
Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Qld; Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Supanova – Melbourne
Supanova Comic Con & Gaming has been the welcoming home of Australia’s pop culture fandom since 2000; a place where fans inspired by imaginary worlds emanating from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, nostalgia and literature have been able to come together to celebrate. A place to rejoice in cosplay (‘cos’tume role-‘play’) in expressing your inner geek, your inner child.
Signing and Panel Session: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Was Not
Dates & Times: Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April 2019 (Friday: 5:00pm to 9:00pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm)
Venue: Melbourne Showground, Melbourne, Victoria