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Edward James Olmos, Katrina Law among Eisner presenters

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Edward James Olmos, Katrina Law among Eisner presenters

Actors Edward James Olmos, Orlando Jones and Katrina Law will be among the presenters at the 27th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, held Friday in conjunction with Comic-Con International.

It’s a very television-focused lineup that includes additional actors from “Battlestar Galactica,” “Salem,” “Shameless” and “Sleepy Hollow.” However, there are some comics creators on the agenda — among them, Mike and Laura Allred, Michael Davis, Bill Morrison, Raina Telgemeier and Jill Thompson.

Doors open at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront’s Indigo Ballroom at 7:45 p.m. Friday, with the ceremony getting under way at 8 p.m. (advance seating for nominees, sponsors, presenters and those with pro badges begins at 7 p.m.). Admission is free to anyone with a Comic-Con badge. See the full list of presenters below.

  • Oscar-nominated actor Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner, Stand and Deliver)
  • Actor Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow, MADtv), dubbed by MTV as “King of Fandom”
  • Writer/artist Bill Morrison (Bongo Comics, The Simpsons, Futurama)
  • Actor Katrina Law (Nyssa Al Ghul on Arrow; Mira on Spartacus: Blood and Sand)
  • Comic-Con special guest and nominee Jill Thompson
  • Nominees Michael and Laura Allred (iZombie, Silver Surfer)
  • Comic-Con special guest and nominee Raina Telgemeier (writer/artist, Smile, Sisters)
  • Comic-Con special guest Dave Roman (comics creator, Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat!)
  • Actor/playwright Megan Hayes (Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Sleepy Hollow, Eastbound & Down)
  • Actor J. Michael Trautmann (Shameless)
  • Milestone Media co-founder Michael Davis
  • Actor/voice actor Tara Ochs (“Viola Liuzzo” in Selma; Squidbillies)
  • Actor Shane West (Salem, Nikita, ER, Once and Again, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • Actor Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove)
  • Actor Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, Dollhouse)
  • British talk show host/comics writer Jonathan Ross
  • Comic-Con special guest, nominee, and Hall of Fame cartoonist Sergio Aragonés (Groo, MAD?
  • all assisted by hostesses Kayre Morrison and Anina Bennett

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