I've been working HARD on this year's HeroesCon 08 Event Schedule the last couple of days, and have got a ton of panels and other cool stuff to announce. So much, in fact, that I'm going to have to break the announcement up between this week and next. And trust me, there are some AMAZING panels set for next week, too.
For now, you can see the entire schedule here, but I'll list the brand-new panels here as well, just for your excitement and edification. Also note that I've changed some times and dates on a couple of existing panels, and a potential snafu has forced me to cancel for the time being the Comics Journalism panel, but I'll see if I can't squeeze it back in there if possible. Behold, the new panels:
X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY
This summer, Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction begin their run on UNCANNY X-MEN starting with its milestone 500th issue-- but what happens next? From a move to San Francisco to the Hellfire Cult and the Sisterhood of Evil Mutants, get all the X-Buzz straight from the horses' mouths, as it were, as Ed and Matt hold court on everyone's favorite band of troubled misfits sworn to protect those that hate and despise them. There may or may not be a math portion of the program; be advised if you're sitting in the first three rows-- it will get MESSY!
The call goes out once more! Join Sr. VP / Executive Editor Dan DiDio, Senior Coordinating Editor Jann Jones, and others, to catch a glimpse of what will be the most talked about event of the summer!
NICKELODEON MAGAZINE COMICS ROADSHOW
Come see Nick Mag and other kids comics in an interactive slideshow. Featuring comics, gags, and lighthearted cartoon instruction by Brian Ralph, Alec Longstreth, Kathryn and Stuart Immonen, and more, hosted by Nick Mag Cartoon Editor Chris Duffy! Lots of kid participation. The event will end a hilarious 3D comic presentation—free 3D glasses included!
CHRIS DUFFY PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Join Nick Magazine Cartoon Editor Chris Duffy for a portfolio review aimed at up-and-coming gag and humor cartoonists. This is your chance to get a little free notice (and maybe even some constructive criticism) by a leading editor! Space is strictly limited, so come early!NOTE: although we don't want to leave anyone out, this is not intended with those whose portfolios might be more appropriate for a mainstream superhero comics company.
SPOTLIGHT ON RICHARD THOMPSON
The first great newspaper comic strip of the 21st Century has arrived, and like Mutts and Calvin & Hobbes before it, Richard Thompson's Cul De Sac has spent its first several months in syndication operating just underneath the pop-cult radar, adding papers steadily, readying to break out into the Next Big Thing. Join Tom Spurgeon for a wide-ranging discussion about art, caricature, and the Otterloop Family with one of the best cartoonists in North America, bar none. It's the panel you'll get to brag about attending in the years ahead, after Thompson conquers the comics world.
SUNDAY CONVERSATION WITH DAN DIDIO
Dan DiDio and friends invite you to join an intimate afternoon chat to talk about your favorite comic book memories and about why we love this medium. All are welcome; no RSVP required!
Whew! Saints preserve us! More to come!