Fret not, I’ll be back….

Posted: April 17, 2008 in Scifi
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Here’s the last schedule part of my NY Comic Con visit below. Saturday will be a short day at the Con for me but for a great reason, well me it is. I was able to get in contact with my dear friend, writing partner, and mentor Maryanne. Long story short, I have not seen her in over 15 years and had to see her. After that, I had been planning on my HS reunion with my old classmates back back in ’85; that is so last century. Bulk of Saturday night will be with them and then after that, I have to get up early Sunday morning for an early flight home. What sucks even more is that I have a layover for several hours in Nashville, TN which I need to make sure I have all my reading material with me and other goodies. As always, I be taking tons of pictures which I’ll post when I get back. As far as any podcast material, if I can find my recorder and upgrade with a better mic, I’ll do it but with my luck from last time makes me leary.

C’yall when I get back.

Monster

PS – If you want to have some fun, go to this site: http://www.buildyourwildself.com/ The artwork for the site was drawn by Christian Slade who has a graphic novel through Top Shelf Comix called Korgi. Send me some pics of yourselves and have fun.

 

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!

Saturday

No

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

1E12-13-14

Ben 10: Alien Force

A whole new Ben. A whole new force. Cartoon Network unveils the future of Ben 10 in a special NYCC screening of this brand new original series, followed by a special Q&A Panel with the show’s creators. Join Ben as he must choose to once again put on the Omnitrix and combine forces with friends and foes from his past to battle an ominous alien conspiracy that threatens the very fate of our galaxy. Go Full Force!

Saturday

Maybe

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1E02

MATTEL and DC COMICS – A Heroic Partnership

You’ve been a fan of Mattel’s popular DC toy lines, now find out the latest news, sneak peaks and behind the scenes scoop on your favorite Mattel/DC action figures including DC Universe Classics, Justice League Unlimited, Infinite Heroes, plus exciting new lines and the world premier of brand new action figures. Join Mattel toy designers for an insightful Q&A. Not to be missed!

Saturday

No

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1E03

VIZ Media

VIZ Media is responsible for Naruto and Bleach, the biggest anime and manga in America . What can they possibly do next? Find out.

Saturday

No

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1E04

Fullmetal Alchemist Top 3

Fullmetal Alchemist has legions of fans and is a modern day classic. But what’s the best of the best? Watch the show’s top three episodes — as voted by fans! (FUNimation)

Saturday

No

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1E08

Marvel – Make Mine Marvel

Join Editor Nick Lowe for in-depth, one-on-one chats with some of the hottest names in graphic fiction. Get into the minds of sci-fi mastermind Orson Scott Card, acclaimed crime novelist Duane Swierczynski, legendary Marvel creator John Romita Sr. and a special surprise guest in this intimate look at the past, present, and future of comics!

Saturday

Yes

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1E09

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.

Saturday

Can’t

 

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1E10-1E11

STAN ON STAN!

Elvis is IN OUR BUILDING!!! Stan Lee is revered for co-creating Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer, and the Incredible Hulk, among other original and wildly popular characters. Now the first recipient of the New York Comics Legend Award, Stan explains why comics are still vital in the 21st Century and what he has planned for the future.

Saturday

No

11:00 AM

1:00 PM

1E15

Kiltro

Marko Zaror stars as Zamir, the leader of a gang known as the Kiltros. More a gang of idle layabouts than a gang of criminals, the Kiltros don’t actually do all too much, and Zamir spends most of his time obsessing over a girl. But when Kim’s life is threatened, Zamir and the Kiltros stand up. Blending South American film verité style, spaghetti western theatricality, and a healthy Hong Kong martial arts influence, Kiltro was a major box office and critical success in its native Chile and it’s poised to take America by storm! (Magnolia)

Saturday

No

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1E16

Steve Gerber Memorial

Comic book writer Steve Gerber passed away on February 10 at a hospital in Las Vegas . Now, members of F.O.O.G. (Friends of Ol’Gerber) gather together to say farewell and swap stories about one of comics’ most innovative creative talents, the scribe who gave you Howard the Duck. With Mary Skrenes, Len Wein, Buzz Dixon and many more, along with moderator Mark Evanier.

Saturday

No

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

IGN Theater

Disney: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and WALL•E

One year later for the Pevensie siblings. 1,300 years later in Narnia. The enchanted characters of C.S. Lewis’ timeless fantasy come to life again in this second installment of the beloved book series, where a thrilling, perilous new adventure and all-new creatures and challenges await the Pevensie siblings. Watch exclusive new film footage from this epic adventure series and join Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian), William Moseley (Peter Pevensie), Peter Dinklage (Trumpkin), and producer Mark Johnson for an exclusive audience Q&A.

In WALL•E: The year is 2700. WALL•E, a robot, spends every day doing what he was made for. But soon, he will discover what he was meant for. From Academy Award®-winning director, Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), WALL•E is the story of one robot’s comic adventures as he chases his dream across the galaxy. Be the first to see exclusive new footage of Disney-Pixar’s next adventure!

Saturday

Maybe

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

1E07

Dark Horse Comics Presents Emily the Strange

Emily the Strange— Get ready to enter the world of the Strange! Meet the behind-the-scenes talent on the Dark Horse comic, hear about what the future holds for Emily, and come prepared with your deepest questions about life’s biggest mysteries. It also never hurts to have a great acapella arrangement of your favorite Black Sabbath song ready to show off, or a killer stupid dance move. Prizes will be awarded for no good reason at all!

Saturday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E02

Dinotopia: Behind the Scenes

Dinotopia creator James Gurney gives a digital slide show of the making of Dinotopia from its origins in 1988 to the most recent book, Journey to Chandara, released in 2007. He gave a similar presentation to nine art schools and five movie studios last fall. He explores the nitty-gritty of visualizing imaginary scenes realistically in traditional media. The presentation is fun, lively, and practical, covering research, thumbnail sketches, reference maquettes, perspective, dinosaur reconstruction, step-by-step sequences, plein air painting, plus a little about world-building and working as an author/illustrator.

Saturday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E03

Del Rey Manga

The team from Del Rey Manga is on hand to dish out some exciting new manga announcements and updates on what you can expect from your favorite publisher through 2008 and beyond. Plus all the usual fun of the Del Rey Q&A.

Saturday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E04

Emma

Emma is the strikingly simple and sweet story of a house maid who falls in love with an aristocrat in 19th Century London . It’s one of the most tender, touching, heart-felt, and purely genuine animations to come out of Japan in recent (and long-term) memory, and while it lacks giant robots, busty schoolgirls, and all the other traditional anime trappings, it deserves a viewing. Rather, because it lacks giant robots, busty schoolgirls, and all the other traditional anime trappings, it deserves a viewing. (Right Stuf)

Saturday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E08

Spotlight on Mike Mignola

Mike Mignola’s fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age (he doesn’t remember why) and reading Dracula at age 12 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered. After several years of solid work for DC and Marvel, Mike joined several other comic book creators (John Byrne, Frank Miller, Geof Darrow, etc.) to form the Legend imprint at Dark Horse Comics and there he created Hellboy, a tough and leathery occult detective who may or may not be the beast of the apocalypse. There are now 6 Hellboy graphic novels (with more on the way), several spin off titles (Hellboy: Weird Tales, Hellboy Junior, BPRD), 2 anthologies of prose stories, several novels, 2 animated films and now two live action films starring Ron Perlman. Get out your horn grinders, strap yourself in, and welcome the creator of HELLBOY!

Saturday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E09

Zombie Survival 101

The zombie apocalypse is coming — it’s only a matter of time. Prepare yourself for the walking dead with this course in the essential tips and tricks you’ll need to keep safe during Earth’s darkest hour. Hosted by the Green Light Anti-Zombie Squad.

Saturday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E10-1E11

T.M.Revolution

T.M.Revolution is one of the biggest pop stars in Japan and performing for the first time in NYC later tonight. Meet the man before his concert and discover how he rose to fame and what his next projects are all about!

Saturday

Maybe

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E12-13-14

DCU: Countdown to Crisis

Sr. VP / Executive Editor Dan DiDio, VP / Sales Bob Wayne and Senior Coordinating Editor Jann Jones, Geoff Johns (Action Comics, Green Lantern), Grant Morrison (Batman, Final Crisis), Ethan Van Sciver (Justice League of America, Green Lantern), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Stephanie Roux (Birds of Prey), Gary Frank (Action Comics) and others for a panel that’s not to be missed. The Sinestro War has passed, the Countdown is nearly over, and a Final Crisis looms! What lies ahead for our favorite heroes? Find out here!

Saturday

No

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

1E16

Comic Strips for the 21st Century

Throughout the 20th Century, the comic strip rode the crest of newspaper readership that reached over 86,000,000 readers every Sunday in the late ‘80s, but its wave of popularity is waning with the drastic and continuing decline in newspaper markets and circulation. But all is not lost! The Internet Age is upon us, and newspaper comic strips have a new avenue for distribution…but how will the medium need to aesthetically and commercially adjust to achieve this transformation to the 21st Century? Moderator:Lee Nordling, President of The Pack, Author of “Your Career In the Comics”; Panelists: Brendan Burford, Editor, King Features Syndicate, Lucas Wetzel, Asst. Acquisitions Editor, Universal Press Syndicate

Saturday

YES!

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

IGN Theater

The SCI FI CHANNEL Presents – BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Last year, Battlestar Galactica took New York by storm for its first ever Comic Con panel. But that was just the beginning. Join fans from around the world as the series Entertainment Weekly hails as a “fan-frakking-tastic” show on television,”* returns to the Con for its 2nd annual appearance. Join Grace Park, Sharon “Athena” Agathon and Tahmoh Penikett, Karl “Helo” Agathon for a one-hour discussion with Marc Bernardin of Entertainment Weekly.

Saturday

Maybe

12:30 PM

1:00 PM

1E07

Star Trek Books 2008

A special limited edition sampler of Pocket’s upcoming arc of epic novels, KOBAYASHI MARU, GREATER THAN THE SUM, and the DESTINY trilogy, will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E02

Books with Capes : The Literary Superhero

Join Stephen King’s son Owen King and John McNally, who both edited and contributed to Who Can Save Us Now? Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories. The discussion, which also includes illuatrator Chris Burnham, taps into the recent surge of interest in comics, superheroes, graphic novels, and other pop-fantasy media.

Saturday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E03

Yen Press

What happens when a former DC Comics Vice President and Manga Buyer for Borders team up? Yen Press. Learn about the origin and upcoming releases from this new manga powerhouse!

Saturday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E04

CODE GEASS

CODE GEASS is the story of war, revenge, and robots with character designs by legendary manga studio CLAMP. In the year 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia invades Japan , crushing all opposition with their robotic soldiers, the Knightmare Frames. But while Japan is enslaved under Britannia’s rule, the Japanese Resistance is about to receive help from the most unlikely of sources, the son of Britannia’s Emperor. (Bandai Entertainment)

Saturday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E07

The World of Shannara

The Shannara book of Terry Brooks are epic, legendary, and grand. Now, meet the man himself. Terry Brooks will discuss the origin and future of Shannara and Robert Napton, the man behind the upcoming Shannara graphic novel, will speak about adding images to Terry Brooks’ immortal words.

Saturday

Yes

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E08

Legion of Superheroes 50th Anniversary

Join the creators of Legion for a look back on 50 years of adventures and stories, moderated by comic book historian Peter Sanderson.

Saturday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E09

Robotech: Past, Present, and Future

Tommy Yune, director of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, covers the history of the animated series that introduced a generation to anime and discusses upcoming new releases in the wake of the announcement of the live-action feature film.

Saturday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E10-1E11

Spotlight on Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy ( Magic Street , Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts.

Saturday

No

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E15

Mirageman

Marko Zaror stars as Maco, a young man orphaned when his parents were killed in a violent attach. Maco pays the bills working as a bouncer at a club and fills the rest of his solitary life training in martial arts so that he can never be made a victim again. But everything changes for Maco one night when he stops a burglar and saves a woman. Realizing the power in his hands, Maco dawns a mask and vows to become a hero. (Magnolia)

Saturday

Yes

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

1E16

Comic Writers Talk about Writing

An esteemed panel of writers will discuss their deep, dark thoughts and how they’re able to bring their demons to the page, and still lead a normal life! Moderated by Danny Fingeroth.

Saturday

No

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

IGN Theater

Star Wars and Indiana Jones: What’s Hot from Lucasfilm

There are few movie franchises, if any, that have captured popular culture more completely than Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet will showcase the exciting year that’s coming for fans. Enjoy sneak peaks into the eagerly awaited animated television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, hearing insights from those closest to the creative process. Glimpse game play from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, the ground-breaking new game from LucasArts that promises to make players feel like they are inside the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga. There will be Star Wars of another type too, with an interview with Seth Green and Matt Senreich, co-creators of Star Wars: Robot Chicken. And in the Indy world, hear inside news on the soon-to-be released Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Saturday

No

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

1E12-13-14

DAN DARE: Britain ‘s Greatest Hero – What Americans need to know now!

Virgin Comics presents Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher, John Woo’s Seven Brothers) to reveal the brilliance of Dan Dare’s enduring legacy and shares why he needed to write this quintessential British story for readers in the US . In Garth’s own words, “He’s our Captain America, our Superman, our Batman, he’s all of them rolled into one. He’s the original and the best.” Joining Garth for his first public US appearance in many years is Peter Hampson, whose father, Frank, created Dan Dare in 1950 and Larry Lieberman, Chief Marketing Officer of Virgin Comics.

Saturday

No

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E02

Masters of the Universe DVD Release!

At long last the popular 2002 MOTU animated series is out on DVD! Come help celebrate this release with a special screening of episode 35 –The Power of Grayskull and learn the secret origin of the most Powerful Man in the Universe- HE-MAN! PLUS- the world premier of brand new MOTU toy news- revealed here for the very first time! Q&A with Mattel toy designers to follow.

Saturday

No

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E03

One Piece: Behind the Scenes

Meet the crew behind the crew of One Piece! FUNimation’s here with the voices of your favorite pirates to give you an inside look at this swashbuckling series!

Saturday

No

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

1E04

NANA

Two young women, both named Nana, one a punk rocker and the other from the upper middle class, find each other in Tokyo as their lives, loves, and careers intertwine. Based on the manga by Ai Yazawa. (VIZ Pictures) 

Saturday

No

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E07

The World of Dabel Brothers Publishing

Dabel Brothers Publishing come to the NY Comic Con with a jam-packed Panel that offers exclusive previews of Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle, George R. R. Martin’s Wild Cards: The Hard Call, and Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Prodigal Son. But that’s not all! The Dabels are also going to be showing some never-before-seen artwork , previews of up coming titles and a special guest or two all from the world of Dabel Brothers Publishing.

Saturday

No

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E08

New York City through its Authors

New York City may be the world’s most-written-about city.  While sometimes romantic, sometimes mythic, and sometimes wicked, it’s always New York .  New York Comic Con invites several of the city’s local authors to speak about how living in New York has influenced their words – whether they’re writing about NYC or not.

Saturday

Yes

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

1E09

Do You Have a Great Idea for a TV Show? A Starter’s Guide on Independent Television

Many people have had ideas for the perfect new TV show, but what comes next? Unless they have a relative working in development at a network, it can be very difficult for aspiring TV producers to get their voices heard. This panel introduces the audience to a group of independent producers who took matters into their own hands. Often armed only with easily accessible equipment and a few favors from friends, dozens of up-and-coming producers have created their own television pilots and showcased them for the decision-makers in the industry at the New York Television Festival. As a result of screening at the NYTVF, these producers have secured deals with development departments at places such as NBC, A&E, and MSN. Come listen to their stories and see highlights from the independently produced pilots that helped launch their careers in television. (Mary Egan Callahan – Co-Executive Producer, Split the Difference, Nick Cogan – Executive Producer/Animator, Squid Dragon Legend, Dan McNamara – Executive Producer, Redeeming Rainbow, The Calderons, James Murray – Executive Producer/Creator, Criss-Cross, Joe Narciso – Co-Executive Producer, Split the Difference)

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