Official Press Release
Beginning Wednesday, July 23, DC Comics staff and freelance community will be leave their desks and drawing boards behind to attend Comic-Con International: San Diego. Along with an impressive list of attendees, DC Comics will have panels and giveaways at the convention.
DC’s guests at the convention are:
* Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, JOKER)
. Mark Buckingham (FABLES)
* Cecil Castellucci (JANES IN LOVE)
* Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER)
* Neil Googe (WILDCATS)
* Geoff Johns (ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN)
* David Lapham (YOUNG LIARS)
* Aaron Lopresti (WONDER WOMAN)
* Brad Meltzer (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, DC UNIVERSE: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT)
* Grant Morrison (BATMAN, FINAL CRISIS)
* Jerry Robinson (BATMAN)
* Jim Shoop (DC Direct sculptor)
* Gail Simone (WONDER WOMAN, SECRET SIX)
* Matthew Sturges (HOUSE OF MYSTERY, JACK OF FABLES)
* Phillip Tan (FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS)
* Peter Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, NIGHTWING)
* Bill Willingham (FABLES, JACK OF FABLES, HOUSE OF MYSTERY)
* G. Willow Wilson (AIR, CAIRO)
* Judd Winick (TITANS, GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY)
* Brian Wood (DMZ, NORTHLANDERS, THE NEW YORK FOUR, DEMO)
Other members of the freelance community scheduled to be at the convention include:
* Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER)
* Sergio Aragones (THE SPIRIT, BAT LASH, MAD Magazine)
* Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, JOKER)
* Matt “Batt” Banning (SUPERMAN/BATMAN)
* Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS)
* Chris Batista (ROBIN, TEEN TITANS)
* Adam Beechen (BATGIRL)
* Joe Benitez (TITANS)
* Lee Bermejo (JOKER)
* Tim Bradstreet (SCALPED covers)
* Jon Buran (WORLD OF WARCRAFT)
* Percy Carey (SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF MF GRIMM)
* Cliff Chiang (GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY)
* Becky Cloonan (DEMO, AMERICAN VIRGIN)
* Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL)
* Mike Costa (THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR)
* Jason Craig (FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH)
* Wes Craig (WILDSTORM: REVELATIONS)
* Carlos D’Anda (DEATHBLOW)
* Brian Denham (THE X-FILES)
* Andy Diggle (HELLBLAZER)
* Paul Dini (DETECTIVE COMICS, COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS)
* Nick Doan (PRAY FOR DEATH)
* Steve Ellis (HIGH MOON)
* Mark Evanier (THE SPIRIT)
* Christos Gage (WILDCATS)
* David Gallaher (HIGH MOON)
* Michael Gaydos (MANHUNTER)
* Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS)
* Keith Giffen (AMBUSH BUG: YEAR ONE, REIGN IN HELL)
* Patrick Gleason (GREEN LANTERN CORPS)
* Joel Gomez (THE LOST BOYS: REIGN OF FROGS)
* Caanan Grall (CELADORE)
* Mick Gray (JOKER)
* Renato Guedes (SUPERMAN)
* Chris Gugliotti (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: RAISING CAIN)
* David Hahn (ALL NIGHTER)
* Jeremy Haun (CHUCK)
* Sandra Hope (WORLD OF WARCRAFT)
* Al Jaffee (MAD Magazine)
* James Jean (FABLES covers)
* Jock (GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE, THE LOSERS)
* Drew Johnson (SUPERGIRL)
* Peter Johnson (CHUCK, SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON)
* J. G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS)
* Ryan Kelly (THE NEW YORK FOUR)
* J.J. Kirby (THE NEW DYNAMIX)
* Scott Kolins (FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES’ REVENGE, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD)
* Andy Kubert (BATMAN, TRINITY covers)
* Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER)
* Ron Lim (RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR)
* Jeremy Love (BAYOU)
* Jerome K. Moore (WORLD OF WARCRAFT)
* Todd Nauck (TEEN TITANS GO!)
* Jai Nitz (EL DIABLO)
* Dustin Nguyen (DETECTIVE COMICS)
* Oliver Nome (THE NEW DYNAMIX)
* Joshua Ortega (GEARS OF WAR)
* Andy Owens (TRINITY)
* Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX, THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT)
* Francis Portela (BATMAN)
* Joe Prado (GREEN LANTERN)
* Jack Purcell (GOTHAM UNDERGROUND)
* Norm Rapmund (BOOSTER GOLD)
* James Robinson (SUPERMAN)
* Stephane Roux (BIRDS OF PREY covers)
* Greg Rucka (FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS)
* Nicola Scott (BIRDS OF PREY, SECRET SIX)
* Trevor Scott (DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR)
* Jon Sibal (ACTION COMICS)
* Frank Spotnitz (THE X-FILES)
* Fiona Staples (THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR)
* Jim Starlin (RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR, DEATH OF THE NEW GODS)
* Jill Thompson (HOUSE OF MYSTERY)
* Frank Tieri (GOTHAM UNDERGROUND, COUNTDOWN PRESENTS: LORD HAVOK AND THE EXTREMISTS)
* Bobby Timony (THE NIGHT OWLS)
* Peter Timony (THE NIGHT OWLS)
* J. Torres (FAMILY DYNAMIC)
* Tony Trovallero (THE BLACK CHERRY BOMBSHELLS)
* Deborah Vankin (INSTA-LIFE)
* Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)
* Sheldon Vella (SUPERTRON)
* Matt Wagner (MADAME XANADU)
* Freddie E. Williams II (THE FLASH, ROBIN)
* J.H. Williams III (BATMAN, PROMETHEA)
* Johnny Zito (THE BLACK CHERRY BOMBSHELLS)
Along with these freelancers, the DC staff will be in San Diego, led by President & Publisher Paul Levitz.
Members of the DC Universe Editorial staff at the convention include Senior VP – Executive Editor Dan DiDio, Senior Story Editor Ian Sattler, Senior Coordinating Editor Jann Jones, Senior Group Editor Mike Carlin, Group Editor Eddie Berganza, Senior Editors Joey Cavalieri, Matt Idelson and Mike Marts, Editor Mike Siglain and Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello.
Vertigo editors coming to San Diego include Senior VP – Executive Editor Karen Berger, Group Editors Shelly Bond and Bob Schreck, and Senior Editor Will Dennis.
WildStorm staffers set to be at the show include WildStorm VP – General Manager Hank Kanalz, Senior Editor Ben Abernathy and Editors Shannon Denton and Scott Peterson.
>From CMX, look for Manga Editor Jim Chadwick and Director of Manga Asako Suzuki.
DC Direct creative staffers in San Diego include VP – Design & DC Direct Creative Georg Brewer, Design Director Jim Fletcher and Art Director Shawn Knapp. The business side of DC Direct will be represented by VP – Business Development Jeff Trojan, Director – Product Management Syndee Barwick and Account Manager Marisa Santiago. Also at the convention will be Purchasing Manager – Retail Products Christine Napollitano.
DC’s Licensing department will be represented by Senior VP – Brand Management Cheryl Rubin and Executive Creative Director David Erwin.
>From Creative Services, Senior VP – Creative Director Richard Bruning will be at the convention, along with Director – Creative Services Ron Perazza, Manager – DC Online Dave McCullough and Online Editor Kwanza Johnson.
The Editorial Administration group will be in San Diego as well, with VP – Managing Editor Terri Cunningham, Executive Director Jack Mahan, Director – Editorial Administration Accounting Roger Rivera and Editorial Administration Operations Coordinator Chris Conroy all in attendance.
>From the Advertising department, Midwest Account Manager Steve Newman and National Sales Director Jason Stroot will be at the convention. Director – International Business Development Linda Lee and Director – Business Development Andrea Shochet will be in San Diego, as will Deputy General Counsel Jay Kogan and Group Editor – Licensed Publishing Steve Korte.
Also scheduled to be at the show are Senior VP – Creative Affairs Gregory Noveck, Creative Executive – Creative Affairs Ivan Cohen and Creative Associate Will Hackner.
DC’s Sales & Marketing department will be on hand as well, including Senior VP Steve Rotterdam, VP – Marketing John Cunningham, VP – Sales Bob Wayne, VP – Book Trade Sales Sue Pohja, Director – Marketing Gayley Avery, Director – Direct Sales Vince Letterio, Manager – Marketing Communications Adam Philips, Manager – Events & Retailer Services Fletcher Chu-Fong, Manager – Marketing Services Matt Keller, Administrator – Direct Sales Stuart Schreck, Representives – Direct Sales Pat O’Connell and Joe Hughes, and Representative Events & Retailer Services Rex Ogle. DC’s Publicity Group will include VP – Publicity David Hyde, Publicity Managers Pamela Mullin and Alex Segura and Publicity Coordinator Austin Trunick.
Watch for an announcement of DCs panels and giveaways coming soon. Please note that this information is subject to change. For more information on the convention, visit www.comic-con.org.
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