Official Press Release
A league of extraordinary comics creators are bidding farewell to the warm
Florida sun for a weekend…but it’ll all be worth it when we see all of the
cool fans at Wizard World: East! Yes, the CrossGen crew is invading the
Philadelphia Convention Center from Friday, May 30th through Sunday, June
Here’s who will be waiting to sign your comics and draw you sketches — for
free — at the colossal CrossGen booth:
Scott Beatty (writer: Ruse)
Tony Bedard (writer: Negation, Mystic and Route 666)
Sergio Cariello (penciler: Crux)
Jim Cheung (penciler: Scion)
Scott Ciencin (writer: DemonWars)
Ernie Colon (inker: The Crossovers)
Chuck Dixon (writer: Sigil, Crux, Way of the Rat and El Cazador)
Steve Epting (penciler: Crux and El Cazador)
Fabrizio Fiorentino (guest penciler: Lady Death)
Butch Guice (penciler: Ruse)
Jeff Johnson (penciler: Way of the Rat)
Barbara Kesel (writer: Meridian, The First and Solus)
Greg Land (penciler: Sojourn)
Aaron Lopresti (penciler: Mystic)
Ron Marz (writer: Sojourn, The Path and Scion)
Mark McNabb (colorist: The Crossovers)
Steve McNiven (penciler: Meridian)
Karl Moline (penciler: Route 666)
Paul Pelletier (penciler: Negation)
Brandon Peterson (illustrator: Chimera)
Brian Pulido (writer: Lady Death)
Robert Rodi (writer: The Crossovers)
Bart Sears (vp art director)
Andy Smith (penciler: The First)
Matt Smith (penciler: The Path)
Joe Staton (penciler: The Crossovers)
In addition, CrossGen will be participating in the following power-packed
FRIDAY, MAY 30TH
1:00 – 2:00: The CrossGen Writers!
What’s next for Arwyn, Simon Archard, and the rest of your favorite CrossGen
characters? Find out-straight from Ron Marz, Barbara Kesel, Tony Bedard &
Chuck Dixon! (Room 105)
2:30 – 3:30 Wizard School — Tony Bedard: Taking Notes In A Group
Comic books are truly a collaborative effort between writer and artists…so
how does each creator impact the finished product? Find out from Tony
Bedard, writer of Route 666, Mystic and Negation! (Room 107)
SATURDAY, MAY 31ST
11:00 – 12:00: 1-On-1 With Mark Alessi!
What does CrossGen have planned for 2003? Find out as we show you the
future…then open the floor to your questions for the founder of CrossGen!
Wait’ll you see what Mark has up his sleeve now! (Room 105)
2:00 – 3:00: Wizard School — Scott Beatty: Period Writing!
Setting your adventures during a specific time period isn’t easy…so learn
the tricks of the trade from Scott Beatty, writer of CrossGen’s Victorian
mystery series Ruse! (Room 107)
3:30 – 4:30: Wizard School
Brian Pulido: The Pros & Cons Of Your Own Business!
Thinking about starting up your own comic book or toy company? Then you owe
it to yourself to learn from Brian Pulido, the man behind Lady Death! (Room
SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST
11:00 – 12:00: Wizard School
Chuck Dixon: Beyond Formula – Beyond Comic Clichés & Genre Fixtures!
Sick of the same old settings, speeches and situations? So is writer Chuck
Dixon…and now he’ll tell you how to avoid the ordinary! Be there as the
master of amazing action scenes lays out the 411! (Room 107)
2:00 – 3:00: Code 6!
Lady Death! The Crossovers! DemonWars! Be there to hear the latest about
CrossGen’s action-packed imprint from editors Ian Feller & Ron Marz, and
creators Rob Rodi, Scott Ciencin, Joe Staton, Ernie Colon, and Brian Pulido!
See you at the big booth!
Your Friend @ CrossGen,
Director of Marketing & Communications