Eagle-Con 2023

 Eagle Con


Wed, February 15th: Visual Development and Storytelling with the Pros

Time and Location: (Noon to 1:30 pm) U-SU San Gabriel Room

Description: Come see Hollywood veterans discuss the real process of visual development and storytelling. Professor Zachary Vernon (Art) will moderate the conversation with storyboard artists and directors Jane Wu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Mulan, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse) and Barry J. Kelly (Star Trek: Lower Decks; Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures)

Fri, March 10 - Thurs, March 23: Art Directors Guild Visual Alchemy Exhibition 2023

Time and Location: The Gallery at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Description: Visit the special art exhibition from the Art Directors Guild featuring work from legendary creators who have been honored with the EagleCon Imaginator award. The exhibition will include concept and production art from Rick Carter (Avatar, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future II and III), Oliver Scholl (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, Suicide Squad, Independence Day), Wynn Thomas (Mars Attacks, Hidden Figures, King Richard), and Dawn Brown (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Trek, Terminator: Dark Fate).

Fri, March 17: The Launch Your Career in the Entertainment Industry Workshop (Pre-Registration Required)

Time and Location: ​9:30 am-3:00 pm, Sign up Here. (Pre-Registration Required)

The workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Choral Room, Music 149 with a Face-to-Face. At 11:00 a.m. Cal State LA students will meet in the U-SU San Gabriel Room for a refresher entitled "How to Network". Finally, from 11:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the "Networking Roundtables with the Pros" will begin in the Alhambra Room, Boardroom A, and Broardroom B. The event will end with a reception in the Luckman Gallery for a viewing of the Visual Alchemy Exhibition.

Description: Interested in a career in the entertainment industry? Come meet and network with working professionals at this day-long event for Cal State LA students. Pre-register for this opportunity to discuss careers in screenwriting, props creation, production design, set design, graphic design, storyboard illustration, gaming, special effects, animation, and digital set painting with people who are actually doing it. Space is limited, so sign up now by RSVP in the link above! 

Sat, March 18: The Multiethnic History of Science Fiction

Time and Location: 10:00 am-11:30 am in the U-SU Theater and this will also be live streaming on EagleCon’s YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/live/NYf9TpZICgw?feature=share 

Description: Professor Patrick B. Sharp (Liberal Studies) explains the real history of science fiction that includes Afrofuturism, Indigenous futurism, [email protected] and [email protected] futurism, and feminist SF. Attendees at the live event will get a guided tour of the Art Directors Guild after the lecture and discussion.

Mon, March 20: Meet the Legends: Imaginator Super Panel

Time and Location: 11:00 am-12:30 pm on Zoom

Description: Imaginator Award Winners and Hollywood legends Rick Carter (Avatar, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future II and III) and Oliver Scholl (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, Suicide Squad, Independence Day) discuss their careers in Hollywood with Cal State LA students and share how to break into—and be successful in—this ever-changing industry. Click here to join the webinar.

Tues, March 21: About Time Rick Carter Exhibition

Time and Location: 1PM at the El Segundo Museum of Art

Description: Imaginator Award Winner Rick Carter (Avatar, Star Wars, Jurassic Park) gives a guided tour of the art exhibition inspired by his career in Hollywood. Open to all students and members of the Cal State LA community. Find out more about the exhibition here: https://esmoa.org/experience/time/  

Thurs, April 27 - Sat, April 29: The Eagle-Con Film Festival will join with the Golden Eagle Film Festival

Time and Location: The U-SU Theater

Description: See the work of student filmmakers from Cal State LA along with the science fiction and fantasy films of students from across Southern California. Special guests TBA.


Cost: All of the events are FREE for members of the CSULA Community. 



What is Eagle-Con?

Cal State LA’s premier event explores and celebrates science fiction and fantasy across media practices. We bring working entertainment professionals to engage with our students, bestowing valuable knowledge in their journey to a thriving career path.

Eagle-Con 2023 Mission Statement

Eagle-Con at Cal State LA is a student-centered, community-welcoming event that celebrates science fiction and fantasy across media. Eagle-Con’s mission is three-fold:


To educate the students of Cal State LA and members of the Greater Los Angeles community about the history, impact, and continued necessity of the contributions of women, BIPOC, the LGBTQIA-identified, the differently-abled, and the variously-aged to the science fiction and fantasy genres; and to explore diverse identity representations and expressions within these genres while creating spaces for new voices, creators, and small and independent publishers and producers of the same


To provide opportunities for students to learn about these genres from artists, writers, and professionals working in southern California’s entertainment industries, network with these professionals, and imagine how they might one day join their ranks.


To celebrate science fiction and fantasy through entertaining events involving art, fashion, storytelling, games, screenings, and special presentations.

Sponsored by: University-Student Union, Art Directors Guild Local 800, and the College of Arts & Letters.

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