I’ll be spread all over the convention floor next week, but in between all of the various things listed here, I’ll be at the IDW booth (#2643) periodically, for ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS signings alongside Ashley Wood and also just hopefully to get a chance to say hi to you if you come by. But officially, here’s where else you can find me throughout the weekend:
Before next week’s Comic-Con officially starts, I’ll be kicking it off with an Author Talk at the central library downtown:
Author Talk: Monday, July 18, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
This will involve a discussion of my work in comics, breaking in to comics, working on comics versus prose (namely, my involvement in our “monster-lit project CLASSICS MUTILATED), and then an open Q&A following that. I’ll also have an array of my books available for signing that night, so if you want to come talk comics or say hi in a more relaxed setting than the con itself, I’d love to see you there.
The library is located at 820 E Street, and I’ll be in the 3rd floor Wangenheim room.
Thursday, July 21, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Room: 9
IDW and Hasbro: 2012 Transformations
What’s coming up on IDW’s Transformers, G.I. Joe, and D&D titles? More importantly, who’s taking over stewardship of Transformers and G.I. Joe? Come find out as IDW’s newest editor makes his presence known, alongside IDW ‘s editorial team and creators like Mike Costa, Livio Ramondelli, and more surprise guests!
Thursday, 7/21/11, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Room: 9
IDW Publishing Presents: The Greatest Panel of All Time
New creator-owned books? Ever-larger licensed titles? All-new creators, and even some major crossover events? How about prizes just for attending? Yep, we’ve got all that and more, in THE GREATEST PANEL OF ALL TIME. Join IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Marketing Director Dirk Wood, Chris Roberson, Eric Powell, Steve Niles, and more in a game-like atmosphere as we spin the wheel on projects coming in 2011 and 2012. Come on down!
Thursday, 7/21/11, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
TRICKSTER SYMPOSIUM 2
THE JUMP FROM PAGE TO SCREEN Featuring creators MIKE MIGNOLA, DOUG TENNAPEL, CHRIS RYALL, and more TBA Comics and film are separate mediums and we at TR!CKSTER openly accept and celebrate them as such. We create our comics with the intent to tell incredible, unique stories in a visual medium we enjoy. Often times, of course, these properties can grow into a new kind of life on screen, but is the integrity of the creator or the intent of the original story sacrificed for the cinematic experience? Join a unique, honest, no-holds-barred discussion of the realities of selling your work to the film community, how “development” works for creators of comics, and how to protect and promote your work, and yourself, as your intellectual property crosses media.
This one will be a little tricky since the timing overlaps with the IDW panel and the Trickster con is located across the street from the convention center. But I’ll be here shortly after 4 PM, anyway.
Trickster is located at the SAN DIEGO WINE AND CULINARY CENTER, 200 HARBOR DRIVE, SUITE 120. For more information, go to the Trickster site.
Friday, July 22, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Room: 8
Locke & Key Fox Pilot Screening
The most talked-about pilot not on the Fall schedule was the Fox production of Locke & Key. This one-time-only screening of the entire pilot will show you just what a void there will be on your TVs this fall. Come watch the special filmed adaptation of “Welcome to Lovecraft” and see the Eisner-nominated comic brought to life.
Locke & Key Panel
Make your plans to first watch the Locke & Key TV pilot at 10:30 AM and then join moderator Chris Ryall, Eisner-nominated creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, as well as Locke & Key TV pilot writer Josh Friedman for a frank discussion of the show, the comic, and what’s coming up in “Clockworks,” the second-to-last story arc in the acclaimed series (or is it?).
I’ll also be at the Eisner Awards on Friday night, hopefully seeing IDW collect on the many nominations we have this year. Like I say, whoever you are and wherever you might track me down, I hope you can come say hi at some point during the show.