NY Comic Con 2008 Friday Schedule

Posted: April 15, 2008 in Scifi
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With time closing in to my next con visit, I will have even less time due to an earlier return flight and I need to plan out all that I want to see. Below is the planned panel attendance that is a must for me as a librarian. I am looking to get as much information and talent contact as possible to plan out really engaging events at the library.

One of which that I am really excited to see is David Petersen creator and illustrator of Mouse Guard Fall 1152. I will be posting a review of the hardcover edition in the next day or two. I am also hoping to meet one of my MySpace buddies Kurt from the www.girlmonsters.com. I really like the artwork and blog layout for this young demographic. In addition, I’ve been in contact with a very old friend from high school who, back in the day, was a huge Dune fan way back in the 80’s. I can wait to see The Juan and catch up on all the fandom. Lastly, there is a very special person who I am so proud and seeing her artistic talents come to fruition is Michele St. Martin. Her artwork will be featured with other artist in a 2009 Fantasy Art Calendar by NovaStar Studio. You can visit NovaStar here or visit Michele’s MySpace by clicking here.

Day

Start

Stop

Room

Name

Description

Friday

No

8:30 AM

10:00 AM

1E08

Retailer Appreciation Breakfast

On Friday, April 18, the third annual New York Comic Con will kick off with a special Retailer Appreciation Breakfast hosted by Diamond Comic Distributors, Dark Horse, DC and Marvel Comics. Members of Diamond’s Upper Management Team and representatives from Dark Horse, DC and Marvel Comics will be on hand to discuss a variety of topics and have an open Q&A session for retailer feedback.

Friday

No

11:00 AM

1:00 PM

1E03

Steve Rude Art Class

Watch and observe Steve Rude’ acrylic demo/workshop as he teaches a group of ten students. He will be teaching fundamental techniques that you can take home and use, taught at each student’s skill level

Friday

No

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1E07

Helping Bookstores Buy and Shelve Comics for TEENS

Should there be a teen comics section in your bookstore/comic bookstore? What should be in it? How do you market it?

Friday

No

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1E09

From the Back of the Catalogue to the Top of the Charts

As the audience for graphic novels expands, there are more options for creators and readers than ever. James Lucas Jones from Oni, Ross Richie from Boom! Studios, Chris Ryall from IDW, Eric Lieb from Fox Atomic and Nick Barrucci from Dynamite talk about the issues of opportunities facing mid-level publishers.

Friday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E04

Age Appropriate Content for Kids and Teen Comics

What should creators and publishers know about language, themes, and images when making comics for kids and teens? Alison Hendon and Lana Adlawan discuss this topic, introduced by Chris Butcher.

Friday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E07

Helping Bookstores Buy and Shelve Comics for KIDS

Should there be a kids comics section in your bookstore/comic bookstore? What should be in it? How should you market it?

Friday

YES

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E09

Helping Libraries Buy and Shelve Comics for TEENS

What about the teens? Do you have everything you should in your teen section? Do you have a Teen section? These insiders will convince you that this should be a must-have section of your library. John Shableski moderates a discussion with Christian Zabriskie, Tyler Rosseau, Mike Pawuk and Robin Brenner.

Friday

No

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E10-1E11

Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist (SCREENING)

As any comic book connoisseur knows, Will Eisner may very well be the greatest innovator in the history of the art form. From the beginning in the 1930s and through six revolutionary decades, he stretched the boundaries and advocated more sophisticated storytelling techniques, and then reinvented himself as the architect of the graphic novel format. Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist provides us with an intimate look at the man who has been labeled “the godfather of the American comic.” Though he wasn’t exactly responsible for traditional comic superheroes like Superman or Batman, his character of The Spirit, which followed crime fighter Denny Colt, lasted for twelve years and appeared in various publications. Through interviews with writers, artists, and legends like Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Frank Miller, Jack Kirby, Jules Feiffer, Art Spiegelman, and many more, Eisner’s undeniable pioneering influence on the comic book, graphic novel, and creative freedom in America comes out in rich detail. This is one exhilarating journey you won’t want to miss.

Friday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E15

Comics Publishing: Review and Outlook 2008

Industry leading publishing executives with bottom line responsibility will share their perspectives on the year ahead; trends and how their forthcoming properties will capture and (hopefully) help re-shape marketplace behavior.

Friday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E16

Diamond Tech Tips

Retailers will gain solutions and updates for getting the most out of Diamond’s site and tech offerings including:
* Ordering options–reorders, initial orders, POW, FOCs
* Data files available, and how to use them for website creation, POS, etc.
* CSLS profile editor and how to make the most of it
* Information about Diamond’s ComicSuite and Microsoft’s Retail Management System programs
Q&A to follow presentation hosted by Diamond Technical Support Assistant Manager Cheryl Sleboda

Friday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E02

CAPTAIN ACTION – Rebuilding an Icon

Join self-styled “Retropreneurs” Ed Catto and Joe Ahearn as they discuss Captain Action Enterprises, LLC, and how they went into Action with a 60’s pop culture icon and relaunched him for the new millennium! Panelists will also include Murphy Anderson, Silver Age comic legend and the original Ideal Toy package illustrator, Jim Shooter, original writer of the 60’s comic series and writer/EiC/publisher, Mark Sparacio, artist for the hit new Moonstone comic, Art Thibert illustrator of the Captain Action lithograph, and Ruben Procopio, famed Disney animator and now CA cover artist & sculptor!

Friday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E03

Web Comics: Threat of Menace?

There’s a dizzying array of different models for delivering comics over the Web, from Webcomics, to PDFs for a fee, to ad-supported PDFs, to PDFs as promotional tool, and behind it all is the backdrop of illegal file sharing of comics. Are comics on the Web going to be a tool to increase the popularity of paper products, an alternate distribution channel that takes sales from retailers and circulation from libraries, or a threat to legitimate channels as illegal downloads grow? Hear from legacy publishers and cutting edge pioneers on this critical issue for the near future.

Friday

Maybe

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E04

What It Takes to Make it in Comics

Join Silent Devil’s Christian Beranek as he reveals the secrets of what it takes to make it in comics and actually pay the bills. Finding artists, reviewing contracts, attending conventions and getting gigs, Beranek will share his universe of experience with you in this exciting one-hour session.

Friday

Maybe

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E07

Drawn to Diversity

This educational program uses comic books and other popular images to “teach history, inspire artists, cultivate dialogue, and fight ignorance.” Alfred University students draw parallels between comic history and American history in a fun presentation suitable for all ages. This interactive history show also promises to give teachers and librarians means to discuss diversity and history through comic books. http://www.drawntodiversity.com

Friday

Yes

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E09

Kids Comics Publisher’s Roundtable

KIDS! It’s what this year’s NY Comic Con is all about! Publishers, retailers, and librarians are finding that with more material directed at kids, the opportunities are growing exponentially.  Find out what’s new, where the fastest growth is occurring, and how you can take advantage of this hungry audience. Join this panel of editors from DC Comics, First Second, Oni Press, and Simon & Schuster, moderated by Janna Morishima from Diamond Book Distributors.

Friday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E15

PHIL SEULING and the NY CON

Phil Seuling started the Comic Book Convention in New York City . Come hear a panel of comic greats talk about their memories of the show and the man.

Friday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E16

State of the Manga Industry

All of America ‘s major and minor manga publishers are at NYCC, and they’ve gathered to talk about the year thus far and what lies ahead for each company individually and the industry as a whole.

Friday

Yes

 

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E02

Comics, Concepts & Copyrights

This session will help comic book creators learn how to legally protect their comic book ideas and creations. We will unpack key copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property (IP) issues that control how comic book properties are sold. Panelists will include: Thomas A. Crowell, Esq., Ivan A. Saperstein, Esq. and Sheafe B. Walker, Esq.

Friday

Maybe

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E03

DC Talent Search Orientation

Learn what DC Comics looks for in artists and find out how to improve your chances at becoming a working professional. Remember, diversity is the key with DC: DC Universe, Vertigo, WildStorm, Mad Magazine, Minx, and more! This informative orientation session will explain how DC’s Talent Search works. If you want to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory, keep in mind that not all attendees are guaranteed a review.

Friday

Yes

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E04

Getting Your Kids Comic Published

Where should you publish your kids comic? What are the benefits to working with different kinds of publishers?

Friday

No

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E07

Moblie Comics and Manga

It’s a fact – comic and manga fans want their mobile fix. But they won’t be giving up their books and magazines, newspapers, and online delivery anytime soon. This means that print media will be adapting to the new technologies, and technology companies will be looking to the comics establishment for proven content. Now’s your chance to learn how these partnerships work for creators, publishers and technology companies – today and in the future. Join our distinguished panel of leaders from GoComics, TOKYOPOP and Mirage who are making mobile part of a total comics entertainment delivery system.

Friday

No

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E08

A Webcomics Round Table

Join Dean Haspiel, Molly Crabapple, Ryan Roman, Leland Purvis, Ulises Farinas, Pedro Camargo, Kevin Colden, Paul Maybury, Simon Fraser, Nikki Cook, Jeff Newelt, Michael Cavallaro, Michel Fiffe, Tim Hamilton, Jennifer Tong, all members of the acclaimed webcomics collective ACT-I-VATE in a round-table discussion, moderated by Dan Goldman, on creating free online comics as a way to grow each others’ audiences and what they’ve learned in the group’s two year existence.

Friday

No

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E09

Choosing the News: The Changing Face of Online Journalism

It’s a fact – journalism has changed. With more outlets than ever, more demands from news sources, and comics increasingly covered by the mainstream, how do comics news sites navigate the uncharted waters? Join Matt Brady (Newsarama), Richard George (IGN), Rick Marshall (ComicMix), Brian Heater (Daily Cross Hatch) and others for this engaging discussion, moderated by The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald.

Friday

No

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E10-1E11

Will Eisner Tribute Panel

A discussion with some of Will Eisner’s peers and the creators who have been influenced by his work.

Friday

No

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E15

Comics to OGNs–Editors Shifting Gears

Comic book companies and trade book publishers both produce sequential art, but the reader demographics, talent pools, commercial market sensibilities, visual aesthetics, and perceptions of how the material is even read are so different that editors have to open a completely different rule book for what is and is not appropriate for each market. Yes, there’s a rule book: it’s the organic kind editors keep locked in their heads, right next to Sensibility, Craft, and Scheduling, and they’ll be opening it up just for you.

Friday

No

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E16

Emerging Trends in Manga Retailing

With 33 manga titles a week planned for 2008, it’s tougher than ever for retailers to manage their manga sections. Join this panel of retailers as they discuss what’s working, what’s not, and where they see the market going this year.

Friday

Maybe

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

1E02

CAG – Open Call for Members

The Comicbook Artists Guild: An Open Call for Members Nationwide—  Trying to break into the comics industry? Need an outlet for telling interesting stories with words and pictures? Join Keith Murphey, the founder of the Comicbook Artists Guild (otherwise known as CAG), along with industry veteran Mark Mazz and a panel of members representing the East coast, invites all aspiring creators to take part in an enlightening discussion of how CAG can unite talent together for projects of their choosing and how talented people like you can benefit from membership! Never been published? Need to find your own “voice”? Want to start a CAG chapter in your own hometown? Come find out how!”

Friday

Maybe

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

1E03

Comics Experience: Building Your Art Portfolio

Want to draw comics for a living? Well, you need a portfolio to show off your stuff! Join Comics Experience founder, Andy Schmidt, and a host of guests to discuss how to get the most bang—and by “bang” we mean jobs—for your portfolio buck! These helpful tips are invaluable for every budding artist.

Friday

No

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

1E04

Illuminated

Experience a new dimension of animation! Illuminated tells the story of a young woman’s enlightenment through a pioneering HD animation style previously unseen in the anime space. Merging the sensibilities of 2D hand-painted backdrops and character design with the precision of 3D modeling and rendering techniques, Illuminated is the future of animation. (NEW YORK-TOKYO)

Friday

Yes

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

1E07

Using Comics in the Classroom

How can teachers use comics in the classroom? This educational session will discuss the current applications and give you great examples of how to bring this incredible medium into your curriculum.

Friday

No

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

1E09

MINX: Your Life in Pictures

In its first year, MINX found a whole new audience creating original Graphic Novels for teenage girls. This year, MINX is going to break all the rules with another onslaught of amazing books. Come join Group Editor Shelly Bond, Brian Wood (DMZ, The New York Four), Rebecca Donner (Burnout), Inaki Miranda (Burnout), Mariko Tamaki, Alisa Kwitney, David Hahn, Grazia Lobaccarro, and others.

Friday

No

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

1E10-1E11

The Legends Behind the Comic Books

A panel featuring some of the greatest living creators in the history of comics

Friday

No

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

1E15

NYCC Editors Buzz Forum

Only here at NYCC, editors will convene to share and reveal their personal perspectives, insights, and reasons as to why they are excited about various forthcoming titles, authors and artists. Without the hype of PR, sales and marketing, this intimate exchange is designed to transfer the undiluted editorial “buzz” from where it truly begins.

Friday

No

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

1E16

AMERICA : Through the Eyes of the Graphic Novel

Special Guest Howard Zinn will present his innovative new graphic novel People’s History of the American Empire, while Jonathan Hennessey will talk about his adaptation of the U.S Constitution and Sid Jacobsen and Ernie Colon will discuss their recent work to transform the 9/11 Commission’s report.

Friday

No

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

1E02

Using Computers to Draw Comics

Join us for a discussion of how-to techniques and tips from a variety of digital comic artists with varying styles as comics evolves towards a future of paperless production

Friday

Yes

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

1E03

Comics Experience: How to Write a Pitch

We all know it sucks, but if you’re a writer, you’ve also got to know how to sell. A mighty cast of comic industry heavy hitters gives you top secrets on how to write a successful pitch! Join us to learn the keys to positioning your pitch for approval!

Friday

Maybe

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

1E04

Boys Be

There are two sides to every love story, and while most are from the woman’s POV, Boys Be plays it a little differently, following the heart aches and heart breaks of three guys over one year of high school and all the romantic conquests and misadventures it contains. (RightStuf)

Friday

Yes

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

1E07

Helping Libraries Buy and Shelve Comics for KIDS

Should there be a kids comics section in the library? What should be in it? This panel of experts will give you the insights you need to capture kids’ attentions and keep them coming back for more!

Friday

No

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

1E08

VERTIGO: Welcome to the Edge

With books like Fables, DMZ, American Virgin, Northlanders and more, VERTIGO continues to wreak havoc with the creators of comicdom’s most groundbreaking imprint! Come hear Sr. VP / Executive Editor Karen Berger, Group Editor Shelly Bond, and others, as they speak with Grant Morrison (Doom Patrol), Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Loveless), Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Brian Wood (DMZ, Northlanders), Ricardo Burchielli (DMZ), Jason Aaron (Scalped), Mark Buckingham (Fables), G. Willow Wilson (Cairo, Air), Amy Hadley (Madame Xanadu), David Tischman (Bite Club), Tony Akins (Jack of Fables), Russ Braun (Jack of Fables), and many more as they discuss their books and find out why VERTIGO is THE imprint for discerning readers.

Friday

No

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

1E10-1E11

WEIRD TALES – 85 Years, 85 Storytellers

Celebrating 85 years in print, Weird Tales has enjoyed a devoted cult following as the very first magazine of gothic and bizarre dark fantasy. Weird Tales is well known for launching the careers of great authors like Ray Bradbury and H.P. Lovecraft; even Stephen King has called the magazine a major inspiration. Come join the dynamic new creative team as they discuss the 85 Weirdest talents of the past 85 years.

Friday

No

4:00 PM

4:30 PM

1E12-13-14

ChesterQuest

The hunt for the World’s Best New Comic Book Talent ends TODAY! After a worldwide tour, the jet-lagged C.B. Cebulski will present the winners from his epic quest to the far reaches of the Earth. Don’t miss this chance to meet the newest, hottest talent from the world of comics!

Friday

No

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

1E15

Bleach

Ever since he was a child, Ichigo Kurosaki could see ghosts. Now, with a battalion of Soul Reapers at his side, Ichigo fights them. A war’s about to begin with the very fate of Heaven and Earth in the balance. (VIZ Media)

Friday

No

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

1E16

Beyond Shounen and Shoujo: Japan ‘s Indie Manga Scene

An introduction to the world of independent/alternative manga in Japan — books beyond the normal style of manga seen here in the West. Hosted by writer Sean Michael Wilson.

Friday

No

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

1E12-13-14

MARVEL – Mondo Marvel

2008 has already been a huge success for Marvel in all corners of the Universe. Now, join JOE QUESADA and the industry’s top editors and creators such as Peter David, Marc Guggenheim, Greg Pak, Dan Slott, and more to find out what’s to come for Spider-Man, Hulk, DD, cosmic, the FF, and all things Marvel!

Friday

No

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

1E02

A Look Behind the Scenes at CGC

What really happens when you send in that book for grading? Join CGC executives Harshen Patel and Scott Schechter   for an exclusive slide show presentation behind the scenes at CGC’s operations.   They’ll reveal the best practices for submitting comics, plus provide some great resources for improving your collection of CGC certified books. If you’ve ever had a question about the grading process, this session is where you’ll find the answers!

Friday

No

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

1E03

Oni Press Presents: Stumped!

Come celebrate Oni Press’s first ever NYCC Quiz Show!  Pit your wits against a gaggle of Oni Press creators and staff in a brain-battle covering topics far and wide (Not just comics!) for a chance to win free comics! Plus, get an exclusive peek at Oni’s upcoming slate of exciting comic book and graphic novel projects. Join Oni Press editor in chief James Lucas Jones for a look at what’s coming up from the mischief makers at Oni Press in 2007 and beyond! Plus Q&A! Did we mention the free comics?!?!

Friday

No

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

1E04

One Piece

Countless sailors are lured into a quest around the globe to find treasure beyond all imagination — the legendary One Piece — but while most are cutthroats and killers, the most unlikely of pirates is about to set sail a boy whose bright eyes and beaming smile are hidden under his straw hat — Luffy. (FUNimation)

Friday

Maybe

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

1E07

Women in Comics

Gail Simone, Heidi MacDonald, Karen Green, Jennifer Grünwald, Shelly Bond and Becky Cloonan will discuss the State of the industry from their perspective, plus insight into their exciting current projects, moderated by Abby Denson.

Friday

No

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

1E08

Running a Gothic & Lolita Fashion Studio

Join TOKYOPOP’s Senior Editor Jenna Winterberg and Coordinating Editor Michelle Nguyen of Gothic & Lolita Bible as they guide a discussion about the ins and outs of fashion business entrepreneurship with a few of the featured designers from Saturday’s Gothic & Lolita Bible Fashion Show: Megan McHugh (of Megan Maude), Samantha Rei (of Blasphemina’s Closet), and Victoria Michel (of La Dauphine).

Friday

No

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

1E09

Bandai Entertainment

2007 was an amazing year for Bandai Entertainment with titles like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ghost and the Shell: Solid State Society, and My-OTOME just to name a few. That was just the start! 2008 brings CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Ayakashi Ayashi, and much, much more!

Friday

Yes

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

1E15

Women in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Immortal names like Asimov, Heinlein, and Tolkien have defined the science fiction and fantasy realms, but genres which were once shaped by the hands of men are now being molded by fingers with a fairer touch.  Spend an hour with some of fantasy and science fiction’s leading ladies and learn about how they’re re-envisioning the future (and the past).

Friday

No

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

1E16

The State of Animation

Moderated by Mark Evanier, this panel discussion will take the pulse of the Animation industry and evaluate where the art form is heading tomorrow.

Friday

No

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

IGN Theater

Independents (screening)

This ground-breaking documentary gives you the access to Twenty-four respected creators as they unveil the secrets of the artistic mind, by talking about their favorite medium, the lowest of the low-brow arts: comic books.

Friday

No

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

1E12-13-14

MARVEL – Secret Invasion

THE INVASION IS NOW! Who do you trust? That is the question every hero and villain in the Marvel Universe is asking. 2008’s greatest and most anticipated event is here! Come join the creators, editors, and architects of SECRET INVASION. It’s been 5 years in the making, and now is your chance to find out what you may have missed, what hints are out there now, and what is yet to come. There will be revelations, answers, surprises, and even a few SKRULLS!

Friday

No

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

1E02

Evolution of the Cover

Greg Horn is one of the most renowned cover artists in the comic industry, creating jaw-dropping covers for She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Elektra, Witchblade, and countless others. Using preliminary sketches and revisions from his upcoming children’s book, Anna Smudge: Proessional Shrink. Greg takes you through the step-by-step revision process to create the perfect cover.

Friday

No

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

1E03

VALIANTFANS.COM EVENT: X-O MANOWAR: BIRTH

X-O MANOWAR: BIRTH will premier at this event! ValiantFans.com has obtained preview copies that will be on sale at this event two weeks before it hits stores. The panel features original X-O Manowar creators who will be available for signings, including star artist Sean Chen! Jeff Gomez, the creative force behind the Pirates of the Caribbean mythology and the Turok video game franchise, will moderate. The X-O MANOWAR: BIRTH hardcover collects the X-O Manowar origin story (X-O Manowar #0-6) and features an all-new epic “The Rise of Lydia” story by comics legend Bob Layton! The recently announced HARBINGER movie deal with Paramount Pictures and director Brett Ratner (X-Men 3) will also be discussed.

Friday

No

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

1E04

Lucky Star

Lucky Star’s the slice-of-life story of Konata Izumi, a Japanese high schooler who — while smart and athletic — doesn’t do all too well in school or at sports. What’s the reason? She’s an anime fan. (Bandai Entertainment)

Friday

No

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

1E07

The History of Superhero Movies

Comic books started out modestly 75 years ago, printed on pulp paper and appealing to a very young audience. Today, comics have become American mythology with a broad ranging readership, with legendary characters and stories that have transcended time and inspired generations of readers and artists in all different mediums. With movie companies now issuing bonds to finance the purchase of rights to characters, super-hero movies have become an international multi-billion dollar industry. Eddy Friedfeld analyzes the history of the comic book movie, from the innovative Fleischer animated Superman cartoons and the Columbia Batman and Superman serials of the 1940s to George Reeves and Christopher Reeve’s Men of Steel, to the modern collection of Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney and Bale Batmans, Superman Returns, the Spider-Man trilogy, Ghost Rider and the upcoming The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man.

Friday

No

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

1E08

Nick Magazine Presents – Avatar Comics

Nickelodeon Magazine gives a behind-the-scenes look at comics produced for Avatar: The Last Airbender and spotlight all the creativity surrounding the fandom for the popular show. There will lots of audience participation, trivia-bending, and prizes for the best cosplayers!
Featuring: Johane Matte aka Rufftoon (storyboard artist), Dave Roman (comics editor), Alison Wilgus (comics writer) and Amy Kim Ganter (comics artist).

Friday

No

 

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

1E09

FUNimation

Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Samurai 7. How do you top this? The women and men at FUNimation have a lot more up their sleeves, ready to make 2008 a year to remember. Learn about FUNimation’s latest and greatest plans for the first time right here!

Friday

No

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

1E10-1E11

CBLDF presents – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

A benefit event and live auction to support the CBLDF

Friday

No

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

1E15

LIGHTS, CAMERA, COMICS!

Please join Virgin Comics on a creative journey inside the minds of filmmakers working in the world of comics with Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, Purple Violets), comic superstars Jimmy Palmotti (Dock Walloper, Painkiller Jane, Dare Devil) Jeff Parker (Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper, Agents of Atlantis) and other special guests.

Friday

Yes

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

1E16

Comic Artists Talk About Drawing

How do they do it? Why do they love it? Join this stellar panel of artists as they provide the inside scoop! Moderated by Peter Sanderson.

Friday

No

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

1E12-13-14

DC NATION

The call goes out once more! Join Sr. VP / Executive Editor Dan DiDio, Senior Coordinating Editor Jann Jones, Keith Giffen (52, Reign In Hell), Jim Starlin (Death of the New Gods), Justin Gray (Countdown to Adventure), Gail Simone (Wonder Woman) and others, to catch a glimpse of what will be the most talked about events of the new year!

Friday

No

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

IGN Theater

MoCCA presents RALPH BAKSHI – UNFILTERED

Known for his fierce independence and radical approach to filmmaking, Ralph Bakshi is legendary in cartooning and animation circles around the world. His groundbreaking works have influenced countless animators and such contemporary directors as Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, and Peter Jackson. Bakshi redefined cartooning with his back alley vernacular and distinctive satire in such films as Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic, American Pop, Fire & Ice, and Cool World. Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi is the first and only book chronicling the career of this animation pioneer.

Friday

No

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

1E02

Black And White: Composition and Design

Over the last century, stories of all mediums have tapped into the dynamic visual quality of “heavy blacks.” This workshop will focus on how to control the use of black and white shapes to create dynamic compositions, intriguing character designs, dramatic lighting effects, and complex staging. This will be a lecture-based workshop, filled with visual examples from the mediums masters of black and white comics. If you like Sin City , Hellboy, or 100 Bullets, this is the workshop for you!

Friday

No

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

1E03

Minimates!

Join Diamond Select Toys’ Director Chuck Terceira and Project Manager Robert Yee for a glimpse of what’s to come for the number one block figure brand in the world. Ask you questions, make your requests and get a sneak peek at future Minimate designs

Friday

No

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

1E04

Shin Chan

He’s rude. He’s crass. He’s unbelievably obnoxious and he likes showing his @$$. He’s Shin, and he’s the star of this train wreck. From superhero sell-outs, hotties, and half-tards to bunny abuse and dirty old men, Shin-chan gives unwholesome family fun a whole new spin. (FUNimation)

Friday

No

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

1E07

Death Note

The Death Note is a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods with the power to kill anyone by just writing their name within its pages. When it lands in the hands of schoolboy Yamagi Light, he decides to create a perfect world. (VIZ Media)

Friday

No

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

1E08

Spotlight on Bryan Hitch

British artist Bryan Hitch is most famous for his work on Marvel’s The Ultimates, along with writer Mark Millar. His American comics work includes JLA, and his co-creation (along with Warren Ellis) of WildStorm’s The Authority. One of the most popular artists in comics today, Hitch has reunited with Mark Millar to take over Fantastic Four for Marvel in 2008.

Friday

Yes

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

1E09

Comics Experience: Breaking Into Comics

So you want to make comics? This panel is your first step towards actually doing it! Top comic book creators discuss the ins and outs of the comic industry – specifically, what it takes to break into comics and how it’s done! This is the panel that no writer and no artist dare miss.

Friday

No

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

1E15

Girls Who Kick Ass

How do the ladies creating comics do it? They’re constantly blowing us away with the most outrageous and provocative titles. Jenna Jameson (Shadow Hunter), Colleen Doran (Distant Soil, Reign of the Zodiac), Amanda Connor (Birds of Prey, Painkiller Jane, Lois Lane ), Louise Simonson (New Mutants, X-Factor, Superman) and special guests reveal why they know what Fan-Boys want.

Friday

No

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

1E16

Marvel 1958-1968

1958: Jack Kirby returned to Marvel and helped spark a revoluation. 1968: Marvel expanded its line drastically when restrictive distribution rules were removed. Join Marvel historian Peter Sanderson and guest stars as they explor the changes from ’58 to ’68.

Friday

No

7:30 PM

8:30 PM

1E12-14

The Black Panel – NYCC Style

Witness true black power—the power of black content in the entertainment marketplace. This lively panel will look at how black content is influencing entertainment and discuss how to increase its output in the mainstream.

Friday

No

7:30 PM

8:00 PM

IGN Theater

20th Century Fox presents: X-FILES 2

In grand X-Files tradition, the second X-Files movie’s storyline is being kept under wraps, but this much I can tell ya. It’s a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show’s most acclaimed and beloved episodes, and it takes the complicated relationship between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in unexpected directions. What can’t I say? Everything else. Want to find out? You’ll want — need — to be in the IGN Theater at 7:30 PM on Friday to learn the Truth is closer than you think. Director-Writer-Producer Chris Carter and Writer-Producer Frank Spotnitz will both speak.

Friday

Yes

8:00 PM

10:00 PM

IGN Theater

SCIFI FRIDAY NIGHT – Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who – ALL NEW!

All new episodes of Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica premiere every Friday on SCI FI. Now Comic Con fans can be the first to catch the latest adventure. Join SCI FI for an exclusive preview screening of Friday night’s episodes. Everyone attending will receive a special The Stranded mini comic.

Saturday

No

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

1E07

Nicktoons Network Presents: Three Delivery

Come get the inside scoop on Three Delivery, Nicktoons Network’s upcoming new series from Creator/Executive Producer Larry Schwarz (Animation Collective). Set in Chinatown , Three Delivery is a modern day superhero tale packed with martial arts action, high speed bike races, paranormal mystery, and comedy. Joining Larry are Art Director Alan Foreman, Cultural Consultant Pei-Chen Chen and actor Robby Sharpe, lead voice actor. Together they will present a behind-the-scenes look at what to expect in this amazing new series. Plus, get a special sneak preview before the series premiere in June!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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