Wednesday, January 31, 2007

NYCC: Brace Yourself for Another Comic Con Season Already

DC announced its lineup for the 2nd New York Comic Con next month (Feb. 23-25). Obviously there will be more to come, but here's how it's shaping up for Legion related programming and guests:

Guests with Legion credits will include Brian Azarello and Cliff Chiang (maybe someone can find out WTF Infectious Lass is doing in the "Tales of the Unexpected" backup story with Anthro, the ghost of JEB Stuart, I... Vampire, and talking Nazi gorillas), Adam DeKraker (S/LSH inker), Keith Giffen (former LSH v4 writer), Sanford Greene (artist on LSH31C #2), Andy Lanning (former LSH writer), George Perez (wannabe LSH artist), Gail Simone (the last writer of The Legion), and J. Torres (LSH31C writer). DC editorial will be there too, including Paul Levitz (former LSH v3 writer and DC President and Publisher) and Mike Marts (current LSH editor).

Panels:

Friday 2/23
DC Nation
7:30-8:30pm
The call for the NATION to gather has gone out again! Don't miss the special unveiling of what will sure to be the most talked about event of the coming year! Moderated by Senior VP - Executive Editor DCU Dan DiDio, and featuring VP - Sales Bob Wayne, Senior Editor Mike Marts, Coordinating Editor Jann Jones, writer Paul Dini and writer/artist Keith Giffen.
This is the one where they'll talk about the new WWIII/Countdown picture. The Legion is somehow involved (at least to the extent that there's a Flight Ring in the image.)

Saturday 2/24
DCU: A Better Tomorrow - Today!
12-1pm
The DC Universe has been transformed by the events of 52. Living in a world one year later, discover the fate of your favorite heroes in this compelling presentation and Q&A! Moderated by Senior VP - Executive Editor DCU Dan DiDio, and featuring VP - Sales Bob Wayne, writers Paul Dini, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Greg Rucka and Gail Simone, artist Pete Woods and more.

1 comment:

RAB said...

These panels will have to be awfully good to match my excitement at chatting with actor Peter Scolari last year.

For the benefit of anyone who'll be at this con, it bears mentioning that Paul Levitz is just about the most courteous and accessible person you could hope to meet at one of these things. He always has been, but at the NYCC last year it was really striking given how insane the crowds were and how packed the DC pavilion in particular was the whole time. And yet Paul was right out there, dressed casually (as opposed to the corporate suit one would have expected at such an industry-centric event) and available for anyone to strike up a conversation with. I'll go out on a limb and say he's a classy guy...so stay classy, conventioneers!