With Comic-Con rapidly approaching, and my limited free time rapidly diminishing, I thought I’d post my schedule here. We’ll have other IDW panels I’m not directly involved with and post them all at the IDW site, but these are the ones that I’m going to be doing, as well as the mention of a KISS signing alongside Gene Simmons and Jamal Igle.
The panel with the biggest train-wreck potential is the IDW panel, which we’re calling The IDW Show. It’s being treated as a late0night talk-show, with guests and a monologue and top-10 list and musical guest and house band and Stupid Audience Tricks…
I’m also doing a speaking event at the San Diego Law Library downtown on Tuesday afternoon but don’t have all the details on that one yet, so not sure if it’s open to the public or not.
SHADOW SHOW PANEL
Thursday, 7/12/12, 2:00 PM
I’m moderating a panel with Joe Hill, Margaret Atwood, Sam Wells, Audrey Niffenegger and more. It’s a discussion of the new Bradbury tribute book, SHADOW SHOW: ALL-NEW STORIES IN CELEBRATION OF RAY BRADBURY. And it’ll now be even more of a celebration of Bradbury’s life and legacy, too.
JUDGE DREDD 35th ANNIVERSARY PANEL
Friday, 7/13/12, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room: 8
It’s an exciting year for Judge Dredd – not only does he turn 35 but he has a big-budget movie coming, a brand-new IDW series launching, and more. Join IDW’s Chris Ryall, Dredd movie concept artist Jock, 2000 AD’s Matt Smith and Ben Smith, and some very special guests, alongside moderator Douglas Wolk as we announce the creative team of IDW’s series, talk about the return of the Dark Judges, and much more!
GENE SIMMONS signing
Friday, 7/13/12, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, IDW booth
Gene Simmons, Chris Ryall, and Jamal Igle
THE IDW SHOW
Friday, 7/13/12 – 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Room 4, 55 min, TV-MA
Hosts Chris Ryall and Dirk Wood welcome special guests Duane Swierczynski, Brea & Zane Grant, John Shirley, Zach Howard, and. Plus! Special Announcements by Bobby Curnow, a Top 10 list by Scott Tipton, Stupid Audience Tricks, and Musical Guest Alan Robert & The Grants. NEW (CC)
BREAKING INTO COMICS RIGHT NOW
Friday, 7/13/12, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room: 9
I’m just a guest on this one, but it should be valuable to anyone looking to hear what editors and publishers are looking for.
LOCKE & KEY SPOTLIGHT
Saturday, 7/14/12, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Room: 9
The Locke family has been through a lot so far in the acclaimed series, but the worst is yet to come in Omega, the concluding Locke & Key storyline coming this winter. IDW Editor-in-Chief and L&K editor Chris Ryall hosts a sit-down with Locke & Key creators, writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, as they tell you what is coming in Omega, what else they have planned once that wraps, and a few surprises as well.