Official Press Release
With Wizard World East beginning this Friday, DC is pleased to unveil its panels for the convention. Be sure to attend these panels for the latest on what’s coming up in all your favorite comics from DC, WildStorm and VERTIGO!
Friday, May 30:
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH GEOFF JOHNS (11am-12pm)
Geoff Johns clues you in to what’s happening in THE FLASH, HAWKMAN, JSA, JSA: ALL-STARS, as well as the new TEEN TITANS and the upcoming Cliffhanger miniseries THE POSSESSED!
BATMAN: THE YEAR OF THE BAT (1pm-2pm)
Sit in on a lively discussion of upcoming events with Fletcher Chu-Fong, DC’s Manager – Events & Retailer Services and artists Jim Lee (BATMAN), Rick Leonardi (NIGHTWING) and others.
Saturday, May 31:
WILDSTORM: PREPARE TO BE BLOWN AWAY (11am-12pm)
Catch up on what’s new from Eye of the Storm, Homage, Cliffhanger, and America’s Best Comics in this slide presentation given by Patty Jeres, DC’s Director – Sales & Marketing Communications, with WildStorm Editorial Director Jim Lee, writer Geoff Johns (THE POSSESSED), artists John Cassaday (PLANETARY/BATMAN: NIGHT ON EARTH) and Amanda Conner (TWO-STEP), and writer/inker Jimmy Palmiotti (21 DOWN, TWO-STEP).
DC: EXPANDING OUR UNIVERSE (2pm-3pm)
Join DC’s Director – Sales & Marketing Communications Patty Jeres as she takes you on a slide show tour of upcoming events along with Group Editor Eddie Berganza, writers Geoff Johns (THE FLASH, JSA, HAWKMAN, TEEN TITANS), and Scott Beatty (BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS), and artists Jim Lee (BATMAN) and Tom Raney (OUTSIDERS).
Sunday, June 1:
VERTIGO: TEN YEARS ON THE CUTTING EDGE (12:30pm-1:30pm)
VERTIGO is celebrating its tenth anniversary! Find out what’s in store from the line with DC’s Director – Sales & Marketing Communications Patty Jeres, Editor Will Dennis, legendary artist Joe Kubert (SGT. ROCK: BETWEEN HELL AND A HARD PLACE), and others.
SUPERMAN: TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE MAN OF TOMORROW (11am-12pm)
Comics’ first super-hero has never hit harder or flown higher! Find out what’s on the horizon for the Man of Tomorrow in this special Q&A session with Group Editor Eddie Berganza and writers Chuck Austen (SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS) and Joe Kelly (ACTION COMICS).
Be sure to visit the DC booth, where you’ll find freelancers like those listed above, as well as DC staffers including VP – Editorial Dan DiDio, DC Universe Group Editor Eddie Berganza, VERTIGO Editor Will Dennis and VERTIGO Assistant Editor Zach Rau.
The DC contingent at Wizard World East will be led by President & Publisher Paul Levitz. DC’s Direct Sales department will be represented in Philadelphia by VP – Sales & Marketing Bob Wayne, Director – Sales & Marketing Communications Patty Jeres, Manager – Direct Sales Vince Letterio, Manager – Events & Retailer Services Fletcher Chu-Fong, Manager – Marketing Services Matt Keller, Representative – Marketing Publications Dan DiGiacomo, and Sales Representative Stuart Schreck.
In addition, DC’s VP – Licensing & Merchandising Cheryl Rubin, Senior Art Director Ed Bolkus, and Christine Keaveney, Coordinator – DC Direct, will be on hand with a special display of DC Direct items, as will Manager – Creative Services Ron Perazza.