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