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.