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DC announces Wizard World Chicago plans

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DC announces Wizard World Chicago plans

Official Press Release

Members of the DC Comics staff and freelance community are ready to breeze into the Windy City on August 8 for Wizard World Chicago. As always, DC brings a contingent of staff and guests, including:

Lee Bermejo (HELLBLAZER, GLOBAL FREQUENCY, BATMAN/DEATHBLOW: AFTER THE FIRE)

Tim Bruckner (DC Direct)

Geoff Johns (TEEN TITANS, THE FLASH, HAWKMAN, JSA, THE POSSESSED)

Jim Lee (BATMAN, SUPERMAN)

Ed McGuinness (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, THUNDERCATS)

Greg Rucka (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS)

Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW)

Members of DC’s editorial staff coming to the show this year include:

VP – Editorial Dan DiDio

WildStorm Editorial Director Jim Lee

Senior Group Editor Mike Carlin

Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello

Group Editors Eddie Berganza and Scott Dunbier

Senior Editor Peter Tomasi

Coordinating Editor Ivan Cohen

Editors Will Dennis and Matt Idelson

Assistant Editor Mariah Huehner

As always, DC’s Direct Sales staff looks forward to catching up with retailers. The department will be represented by:

VP – Sales & Marketing Bob Wayne

Director – Sales & Marketing Communications Patty Jeres

Manager – Events & Retailer Services Fletcher Chu-Fong

Manager – Marketing Services Matt Keller

Manager – Direct Sales Vince Letterio

Manager – Marketing Communications Adam Philips

Representative, Marketing Publications Dan DiGiacomo

Representatives – Direct Sales Michael Freeman and Stuart Schreck

Other DC personnel on hand include:

Senior VP – Creative Director Richard Bruning

VP – Design & Retail Product Development Georg Brewer

VP – Managing Editor Terri Cunningham

Director – Product Management, DC Direct Syndee Barwick

Director – Editorial Administration Jack Mahan

Senior Art Director – DC Direct Ed Bolkus

Visitors to the DC Comics booth will find a variety of giveaways, including previews of the ELFQUEST: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, the JLA: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE (exclusive Wizard World Chicago edition) and THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, plus posters, autograph cards, pins, bookmarks, and more!

Please note that these items will be available in limited quantities and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on Wizard World Chicago, please visit the convention webpage at http://www.wizarduniverse.com/conventions/chicago.cfm.

DC UNVEILS PANELS FOR WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO

In addition to the bringing staff, freelancers and giveaway items to Wizard World Chicago, DC Comics also hosts a number of panels. Find out what’s coming up from the DC Universe, WildStorm, VERTIGO and DC Direct and these panels:

Friday, August 8

VERTIGO TENTH ANNIVERSARY PANEL

2-3pm

From the start, VERTIGO has been at the vanguard of cutting-edge comics and graphic novels for mature readers. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, VERTIGO looks to the future with exciting new projects from top creators. Learn what’s coming for VERTIGO in this slide presentation moderated by Editor Will Dennis, with writer/artists Phil Jimenez and Jill Thompson and writers Brian Azzarello and Brian K. Vaughan.

SUPERMAN: THE PANEL OF TOMORROW!

3:30-4:30pm

Wizard #0 broke big news on the Man of Tomorrow. Now, find out what other exciting surprises are in store for Superman in this panel moderated by Group Editor Eddie Berganza, with Editor Will Dennis, writers Brian Azzarello, Chuck Austen, and Greg Rucka, artist Jim Lee, and others.

Saturday, August 9

THE DC UNIVERSE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE!

12:30-1:30pm

Want to know what’s coming for the heroes of the ever-expanding DC Universe? This slide presentation panel is the place to be for the latest news about the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! Join moderator Bob Wayne, DC’s VP – Sales & Marketing, along with VP – Editorial Dan DiDio, Senior Group Editor Mike Carlin, Editor Matt Idelson, writers Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Mark Waid, Paul Dini, Paul Jenkins, writer/inker Jimmy Palmiotti, and others.

CREATOR’S SPOTLIGHT: ED MCGUINNESS

5-6pm

From MR. MAJESTIC to SUPERMAN to THUNDERCATS, Ed McGuinness has been one of comics’ most powerful pencillers! Now he’s taking the world by storm with SUPERMAN/BATMAN, the new monthly series written by Jeph Loeb. Group Editor Eddie Berganza joins Ed for this interview and Q&A session.

Sunday, August 10

CREATORS’ SPOTLIGHT: GEOFF JOHNS AND JUDD WINICK

12:30-1:30pm

Get to know Judd Winick, writer of OUTSIDERS and GREEN ARROW, and Geoff Johns, writer of TEEN TITANS, JSA, HAWKMAN, THE FLASH, and THE POSSESSED, in this special one-on-one interview and Q&A session!

WILDSTORM: COMICS GONE WILD!

2-3pm

They come from California – some of the wildest, most out-there comics in the business! Find out what’s coming up from WildStorm, Eye of the Storm, Cliffhanger, and America’s Best Comics in this slide presentation! Join Editorial Director Jim Lee, Group Editor Scott Dunbier, writers Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian K. Vaughan and Geoff Johns, artists Zander Cannon and Gene Ha, and others.

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