Saturday Programming Schedule
Writers Showcase featuring DC52
With Brian Buccellato, Joshua Fialkov, Kyle
Higgins, Scott Lobdell
Special Guest Spotltght featuring JIM LEE-
From X-Men to WildCATS to Batman HUSH, to the DC52 Jim Lee is the best selling comic artist of all time. Join the conversation where Jim talks about his career from his early days at Marvel Comics, to the Formation of Image Comics & Wildstorm, to his move to DC Comics. Q&A with the audience is available as time permits.
Experience Creativity: IMAGE COMICS
With John Layman, Richard Starkings, and Matt Hawkins- All talk about their personal experience in bringing their independent visions to life under the most diverse publisher in mainstream comics. From CHEW, to ELEPHANTMEN, to THINK TANK and CYBERFORCE. Here’s your chance to find out the ins and outs of these projects and working with the Image Comics system.
All Star Costume Creators- Thom Boyer, Todd Cook, Gabriel Donathon, and Allen Amis- introduce helpful techniques for both beginner and expert costumers. In this power point, multi media presentation, check out new ways in creating props and costumes based on your favorite movies, video games, and comics.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Expanding your brand beyond just comic shop!
With Jesse James and a cast of leading online voices explore the uses of Facebook, Twitter, and more in solid
Special Guest Spotlight featuring STAN LEE!
While this event is open to all General Admission Ticket holders, ALL VIP Ticket holders will have priority seating if you arrive 10 minutes before the start of the event. This is time to spend some time talking to a Living Icon of Comic Book Greatness- Excelsior!
BREAKING INTO COMICS
Matt Hawkins from Top Cow Productions teams up with respected industry vet and long time editor Brian Augustyn giving tips for budding writers and artists on how not only to get your foot into the door, but staying IN the business.
Pre-Judging For the Costume Contest.
If you want to be a part of the main event, you have to come to this. Please see the COSTUME PAGE for more information
Sketch Card Meet-up
With Denae Frazier, Ben Glendenning, Mat Nastos & More! Walking Dead, Star Wars, DC52, Marvel UpperDeck and more- these great artists apply their skills on Trading Cards Special Inserts. See what goes into creating top images in the top Trading Card sets. Each attendee will receive a special Blank Trading Card to commission one of the creators in Artist Alley or to try themselves!
Bring on the Bad Girls: Female Action in Modern Comics
With Creators from Zenescope, Omega1, Big Dog Ink, and Lady Death. The Bad Girl craze moves into a the modern era with great upstart publishers, all of which have a second home to Arizona. Each list their publishing slate, and explore the fan appeal for female action stories in independent publishing.
The Road Less Traveled: The New Overground Comics
Learn about the creation of the comic book industry’s first ever comic book universe in real time. Overground Comics is in production, and officially makes it’s debut at the San Diego Comic Con in July, but you can get the inside scoop months before everyone else does. Meet Overground creator and Editor in Chief Jon Hughes, who will give you the details from the company’s humble beginnings to the deal that finally put the brand into full production. Topics covered will include starting an independent company vs. an independent comic, what “overground” comics are, the first three titles to launch, and the benefits of writing a comic book universe in real time. BONUS! The first 50 attendees of the panel will receive free preview issues of the company’s first two books, Absent Captain and Plus Ultra, as well as free prints.
Jim Lee Signing- General Admission
Open to ALL attendees. Depending on time and crowds, there will be a limit of 3-5 items per person in
Stan Lee Signing
Stan Lee will be signing in the Main Convention Hall, in the Stan Lee Collectibles Booth located near the end of the Artist Alley. Stan Lee will sign ONE item per Autograph Ticket, available through Desert Wind Collectibles. Sorry but no photography of any kind is located in this area; time will be limited, so we can accommodate as many fans as possible. We highly recommend that you purchase in advance for best pricing, and assured availability. Stan will sign all licensed items, and all signatures will be at the discretion of Stan Lee Collectibles & Pow Entertainment.
COSPLAY PHOTO SESSION with Jessica Nigri
Jessica Nigri and the XX Girls will be available for personal photos at the Searle
1:00 PM- 2:00PM
Stan Lee Photo Session
Stan will be taking personal photos with fans at the SEARLE PHOTOGRAPHY BOOTH located near the Cosplay area of the show floor, near the Artist Alley. You must have a ticket for a Stan Lee photograph, available for purchase HERE. Sorry but no individual photography is permitted in this area. You will receive a 8×10 photo, for pick up that same afternoon
Jim Lee Signing- General Admission
Open to all attendees. Depending on time and crowds, there will be a limit of 3-5 items per person in this line.
2:30 PM- 3:00PM
Stan Lee Photo Session 2
This is the LAST CALL for personal photos with Stan!
Stan Lee Signing
Stan Lee will be back signing in the Main Convention Hall, at the Stan Lee Collectibles Booth.
**Please note- all panels and programs are subject to change, from time slots to guest
availability. Descriptions coming soon. Keep checking this page for all updates**