Thursday, February 26, 2009

WonderCon this weekend

If you're in the San Francisco area this weekend and you're checking out WonderCon, here are some panels you might want to visit:

4:00-5:00 DC Nation— The DC Nation is back on the convention circuit and is gathering for WonderCon. DC is always looking for new recruits, so be sure to come on by with your friends as VP of sales Bob Wayne, senior story editor Ian Sattler, and some of the industry's top talent discuss where the DC Nation is heading in the coming year! Room 103

1:30-3:00 DC Universe— The repercussions of Final Crisis are here—and with the future overshadowed by Black Lanterns, could the days of the DC Universe be numbered? Your guides to this brave new reality include VP for sales Bob Wayne, senior story editor Ian Sattler, and some of the industry's best and brightest stars! Room 103

3:00-4:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Superheroes Of The Bronze Age— Jennifer K. Stuller ( attempts to reconcile the conundrum of 1970s feminist superheroines such as the Valkyrie, Diana Prince, Ms. Marvel, Lois Lane, and The Cat, who presented a superficial image of feminism but continue to serve as symbols of female empowerment in the cultural imagination. Jeff Barbanell (Teenagers from the Future) argues that the "Marvelization" of DC's Bronze Age was presaged in Jim Shooter's run on the Legion of Super-Heroes with Shooter's attempt to infuse his comic book narrative with the Lee and Kirby techniques of group dynamics, hyperrealism and cosmic context, which added a further dimension to Lee and Kirby's humanization of the comic book superhero. Click here for more information on the Comics Arts Conference. Room 204/206

4:00-5:00 Spotlight on James Robinson— WonderCon special guest James Robinson returned to comics last year with amazing work on Superman. One of the chief architects of the "Super-Universe" at DC, Robinson is also known for his Eisner Award–winning work on Starman and Leave it to Chance. DC Comics senior story editor Ian Sattler interviews Robinson. Room 104

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Someone ask James Robinson if he's a Legion Fan.