I will be appearing on several panels throughout the con. They include:
10:30 AM -11:30 AM Motion Comics: Graphic Novels in The Digital Age— Warner Premiere is one of the pioneers in the production of Motion Comics, which include Watchmen, Peanuts, Batman: Black and White, and many others. Motion Comics are short-form videos that use subtle movements, voice-overs, sweeping music scores, and stunning comic book artwork to bring an engaging visual experience to life. Moderated by Gregory Noveck (DC Comics), with panelists Paul Levitz, (DC Comics, Batman: Black and White), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Batman: Black and White), Paul Dini (Batman: Black and White, Mad Love), Lydia Antonini (Warner Premiere), Dylan Coburn (Karactaz, Superman: Red Son), and Stephen Fedasz (Perpetual Notions), who discuss graphic novel storytelling and production in the digital age. Attendees will also see the debut of two DC Motion Comic series during this panel. Room 6DE
Categories: Animation | Comic Books | Webcomics
10:00 AM -11:00 AM Writers' Guild Panel: PG-13 Animation— Is animation growing up, or is a PG-13 rating just an excuse for cartoon writers to use bad words and graphically kill off their characters? Alan Burnett (Green Lantern: First Flight), Matt Wayne (Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms), Michael Jelenic (Wonder Woman), Charles Horn (Robot Chicken), Paul Dini (Return of the Joker), Greg Johnson (The Ultimate Avengers, The Invincible Iron Man, Doctor Strange), and Stan Berkowitz (Justice League: New Frontier, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) will answer this as well as other, more serious questions about this new genre (if you don't count 1972's Fritz the Cat). Spoiler alert: Expect these writers to announce lots of exciting new projects. Room 3
Categories: Animation | Movies | Television | Writers & Writing
8:30 PM -12:15 AM Watchmen: Director's Cut—Live with Zack Snyder! Plus Sneak Peek of Batman: Arkham Asylum with Mark Hamill & Kevin Conroy— Get the ultimate inside track on two landmark Warner Bros. releases with the world premiere screening of Watchmen: Director's Cut and a first-look panel for the breakout Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment game Batman: Arkham Asylum. The festivities will open with a Batman: Arkham Asylum panel led by the benchmark voices of Batman and the Joker, Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars), as well as award-winning writer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series). Then Watchmen director Zack Snyder, legendary illustrator Dave Gibbons and actor Jackie Earle Haley discuss the nuances of the film's Director's Cut— which hit stores on July 21. And for the pièce de résistance, Snyder will host a BD Live Community event—providing a real-time, in-person director's commentary for Comic-Con attendees (and BD Live viewers at home) as the film rolls. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of Snyder via computer kiosks within the room, making for an entirely interactive viewing experience. Room 6BCF
Categories: Comic Books | Games | Movies | Nighttime Programming | Superheroes
I'm really excited about this last panel as any time I can field questions with Kevin and Mark is a very good time indeed. Also, the game looks killer and I think fans will be blown away by what they see.
Some other things of note around the con --
I won't be at the Brave & Bold panel and screening Friday 10 AM to 11 AM, but if you love the series, by all means go. I'm told they will have some very cool stuff lined up to premiere. Also B&B guru Michael Jelenic gave me a peek at a special prize they'll have for lucky attendees. It's pretty awesome.
The Two Funny Frebergs panel on Friday 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Legendary comic genius, voice actor, writer you name it Stan Freberg and his wonderful wife Hunter in their first ever comic con appearance. Stan Freberg, creator of some of the funniest recordings of all time (History of the United States, Green Christmas) not to mention the voice of Junyr Bear, Bertie of Hubie and Bertie, The Three Little Bops, Pete freakin' Puma, for cryin' out loud! Hosted by the unofficial Lord High Mayor of Comic Con Mark Evanier, this panel promises to be a great time.
In fact, all of Mark's panels look pretty wonderful. Here's a link to them:
More con info. as the day approaches. Back to work for now.