Appearances

Upcoming Appearances

2017

  • Purdue University Seminar/Imagination Station appearance, West Lafayette, Indiana, October 13-14, 2017. Jim will be presenting to engineering and math education students as well as children at the Imagination Station.
  • Kids Read Comics-Chelsea, Chelsea District Library, Chelsea, Michigan, October 21, 2017, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Comics at the Blue Box, Blue Box Cafe, Elgin, Illinois, November 4, 2017
  • Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference, Indiana Marriott East Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 5-6, 2017. Jim will be presenting.
  • Starbase Indy, Wyndham West Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 24-26. Jim will be presenting.
  • Comic-Con at Barnes and Noble, Barnes and Noble, Orland Park, Illinois, December 3, 2017
  • Pocket Con, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, Illinois, December 16, 2017

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Jim is an engaging public speaker regardless of the age of the audience. He reaches his audience on their level, no matter what the level is.

He is based out of Osceola, Indiana, just outside of South Bend, and has driven as far as New York to speak.  Here are some photos to give you an idea of the breadth of Jim’s speaking experience:

Jim showing kids how to design characters at New Prairie Public Library, summer 2015
Jim showing kids how to design characters at New Prairie Public Library, summer 2015

 

Jim presenting at New York Comic Con, October 2016
Jim presenting at New York Comic Con, October 2016

 

Jim leading a teacher workshop at Plainfield Middle School, Plainfield, Indiana, March 2016
Jim leading a teacher workshop at Plainfield Middle School, Plainfield, Indiana, March 2016

 

 

Jim Speaking at San Diego Comic Con
JIm speaking at Comic Con International, San Diego, California, July 2016
Jim McClain at a Solution Squad comic con table. There is a Solution Squad banner and Solution Squad materials and books on display.
Jim set up at an ordinary comic book convention with his all-ages book

 

Past Appearances

2012

2013

2014

  • Northwest Indiana Comic Con, Schererville, Indiana, February 23, 2014
  • Dan Con Spring, Orland Park Civic Center, Orland Park, Illinois, March 23, 2014 (with Reading With Pictures)
  • IndyPendent Show, Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 2500 S. High School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 30, 2014
  • Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, April 25-27, 2014 (with Reading With Pictures)
  • Appleseed Comic Con, The Grand Wayne Center, 120 West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 17-18, 2014
  • C4 Cherry Capital Comic Con, Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, Michigan, May 23-25, 2014
  • Indy PopCon, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 30-June 1, 2014
  • Kids Read Comics, Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 21-22 (with Reading With Pictures)
  • American Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 26-28, 2014
  • Comic Book Mania Convention, Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois, July 19, 2014
  • Niles District Library Comic Con, 620 E Main St., Niles, Michigan 49120, August 30, 2014
  • Grand Con, Crowne Plaza Hotel Convention Center, 5700 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 20-21, 2014
  • Barnes & Noble, University Park Mall, Mishawaka, Indiana, September 27-28, 2014
  • New York Comic Con, Javits Center, New York, NY, October 9-12, 2014. Jim presented on two panels.
  • Kokomo-Con, Kokomo Event and Conference Center, Kokomo, Indiana, Saturday, October 18, 2014
  • IndyPendent Show, Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 2500 S. High School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 16, 2014

2015

2016