Thursday, March 27, 2008

HEROESCON :: Schedule Updates!

As promised, this year's HeroesCon Event Schedule is going to be filled to overflowing by the time of the convention, with each day crammed with can't-miss panels. Why, you ask? When you factor in the INCREDIBLE number of guests we've got already, not to mention exhibitors, dealers, and publishers from all over the country whose booths you'll be browsing, plus an overstuffed schedule, how can you help but buy a 3-day pass? There's no way you can get all the HeroesCon you need in just one day. Clever, no?

On to this week's schedule additions: Tom Spurgeon of the excellent Comics Reporter site is attending his first HeroesCon this year, and he's informed me that he'll run as many panels as I'll let him, despite my warnings that this number will be a high one. He's got some primo ideas, too, so I will definitely be working him to the bone. New to the schedule this week:

THE CREATIVE HOUSEHOLD panel featuring Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, Stuart and Kathryn Immonen, and Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer.

COVERING COMICS: Criticism, Reportage, and Gossip, featuring Tom Spurgeon, Matt Brady, Dan Nadel, Johanna Draper-Carlson, and Heidi MacDonald.

CONVERSATIONS: Jaime Hernandez & Evan Dorkin, interviewed by Tom Spurgeon.

RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY IN COMICS, featuring Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, and Tom Spurgeon.

You can find full descriptions of each of these panels, plus the rest of the 2008 Event Schedule, right here! This is just the tip of the iceberg, too--as I type, I'm looking at a huge list of prospective panels I'm working my way through.

6 comments:

Andy Mansell said...

Those four panels alone are worth the price of a three day. I am afraid (cough) I will be (cough) sick that whole (wheeeze) weekend (too sick to volunteer, that is, but not too sick to attend these panels in disguise)..WOW..and this is just the beginning. How great is this? darn shame about my health, though....

Dustin Harbin said...

Andy, you dummy--odds are you'll be playing wrangler for the panels all weekend. There'll be way too many for me to do alone. You'll have plenty of time to sneak into ones you want to see.

Shawn Reynolds said...

Andy don't scare me like that. I might cry if you aren't around to help. You wouldn't want to see that would you? Nope. Didn't think so.

Neil said...

Since Guy Davis is going to be there, I think you should have a F.A.C.A. Champion panel. Nuthin' but an hour of smack talkin' between Dustin and Guy about who would win in a fight between the Red Raja and General Melee.

Dustin Harbin said...

Haw! Guy's too polite--he would IMMEDIATELY concede the match, though no jury in the world would convict me of being even in his ballpark. Just the kind of guy he is.

Speaking of which, I'm going to be interviewing him on the blog soon as part of a series of interviews with some of our guests on craft--as in, inks, brushes, etc. Should be interesting.

Mark said...

Good stuff! I'm delighted to see the panels getting such early attention, too. Much as I love to shop for comics, the panels have provided some of my best memories of past cons.