Official Press Release
Greetings, Comic Book Lovers!
Since we’re located way down here in sunny Florida, CrossGen sees Comic-Con
International: San Diego 2003 as our chance to meet new friends and hang out
with all of our loyal fans from the rest of the world. And now, with the
excitement set to kick off in just a week, we’re happy to announce our full
lineup of panels and activities!
The panels represent your chance to fire questions at your favorite CrossGen
creators–like Greg Land, Chuck Dixon, Butch Guice, Ron Marz, Jeff Johnson,
Ian Edginton, Brian Pulido, R.A. Salvatore and George Pérez–so be sure to
think up plenty of good ones!
And did I mention the Rob Zombie panel? Read on, my friends!
THURSDAY, JULY 17
12:00 – 1:00 ROB ZOMBIE!
That’s right, world-famous rocker Rob Zombie is here! So you better be there
too to hear all about his all-new comic book! The madness begins in October,
but you can meet Rob and walk away with a free poster right now!
2:00 – 3:00 CROSSGEN: MONKEYS, PIRATES & YOU!
What’s next for Arwyn, Lady Death and the rest of CrossGen’s characters?
Find out as a power-packed panel including Chuck Dixon (Way of the Rat,
Sigil, Crux and El Cazador), Ron Marz (The Path), Tony Bedard (Route 666,
Mystic and Negation), Barbara Kesel (Solus, The First and Meridian), Ian
Edginton (Sojourn and Scion), Robert Rodi (The Crossovers), Brian Pulido
(Lady Death) and R.A. Salvatore (DemonWars) reveal their plans and answer
5:30 – 6:30 R.A. SALVATORE SPEAKS!
He’s the New York Times best-selling author that unleashed DemonWars. Be
there as fantasy writer R.A. Salvatore takes the stage to discuss how he
creates fierce fantasy, action-packed comic books…and entire worlds!
FRIDAY, JULY 18
5:00 – 6:00 CROSSGEN: TOMORROW’S TECHNOLOGY…TODAY!
You’ve heard the rumors and read the announcements. Now see the future for
yourself! What’s up with comics on DVDs? Find out…and witness a few more
surprises that will help CrossGen shepherd comics into the next century!
SATURDAY, JULY 19
2:30 – 3:30 MARK ALESSI: THE INTERACTIVE PRESS CONFERENCE!
He’s one of the most controversial personalities in comics. And now it’s
your chance to ask CrossGen founder Mark Alessi any question you want! Watch
as Wizard’s Richard Ho, The Pulse’s Heidi MacDonald,
ComicBookResources.com’s Augie de Blieck Jr., and Comics Buyer’s Guide’s
Nathan Melby quiz Mark on any topic they want…and then step up to the
microphone and fire off a question of your own!
SUNDAY, JULY 20
12:00 – 1:00 HOW I BROKE INTO THE COMICS BIZ!
How can you break into the comics industry? There’s no magic equation…but
there is plenty of good advice! Get a leg up on the wannabes and find out
how Greg Land, Ron Marz, Jeff Johnson, Butch Guice, Chuck Dixon, Brian
Pulido and George Pérez got their first big break!
And don’t forget to stop by the crazy CrossGen booth and say “Hi”! While
there you can:
* Get free autographs and character sketches!
* Pick up a copy of the Free Comic Book Day edition of Way of the Rat #1!
* Take home free promo posters!
* Enter the daily raffle to win cool swag!
* Watch the mind-blowing, five-minute Chimera CG animated feature!
And last, but certainly not least, you can meet the following cool creators:
Scott Beatty (Ruse)
Tony Bedard (Route 666, Mystic, Negation)
Sergio Cariello (Crux)
Jim Cheung (Scion)
Vincenzo Cucca (Meridian)
Frank D’Armata (Crux)
Andrea Di Vito (Brath)
Chuck Dixon (El Cazador, Crux, Sigil, Way of the Rat)
Dale Eaglesham (Sigil)
Ian Edginton (Sojourn, Scion)
Steve Epting (El Cazador)
Fabrizio Fiorintino (Lady Death)
Butch Guice (Ruse)
Jeff Johnson (Way of the Rat)
Barbara Kesel (Meridian, The First, Solus)
Greg Land (Sojourn)
Aaron Lopresti (Mystic)
Ron Marz (Sojourn, Scion, The Path)
Karl Moline (Route 666)
Paul Pelletier (Negation)
George Pérez (Solus)
Brandon Peterson (Chimera)
Luke Ross (Scion)
R.A. Salvatore (DemonWars)
Bart Sears (art director, former artist on The First and The Path)
Andy Smith (The First)
Matthew Smith (The Path)
We’ll see you in San Diego!
Your Connection @ CrossGen,
Director of Marketing & Communications
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