Disney’s D23 Expo kicks off today at the Anaheim Convention Center. The four-day event brings together all the various aspects of the Disney company — from theme parks to movies to TV to yes, even comics — under one roof, for panels, screenings, autograph signings and of course the opportunity to buy some Disney stuff. The complete schedule can be found here.
As I first mentioned back in June, BOOM! Studios, which publishes licensed comics based on several Disney properties, will be there and will have two booths at the show. Mark Waid, BOOM!’s editor-in-chief and writer of The Incredibles comic, will be at BOOM!’s display booth in the Disney Consumer Products area (#2209-41) Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Grace Randolph and Amy Mebberson, who also have worked on some of the titles, will be there throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. BOOM! will also have a booth in the Collector’s Forum area, #430, where they’ll be selling many of their Disney titles.
Other guests at the show include Tim Burton, Robert Zemeckis, Nicholas Cage, Courteney Cox, John Lasseter and many more. Panels will focus on upcoming films like The Princess and the Frog, Tron: Legacy, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, among others. And no, there’s no mention of anything Marvel-related, nor would I expect there to be considering the deal isn’t final. Maybe next year, though.
My wife’s a huge Disney fan — this is kind of like her Comic-Con — so we’ll be there Friday through Sunday. I plan to post pictures on the CBR Live blog throughout the day, God and iPhone willing, and will likely blog about it when I get a chance. So check back this weekend for updates.