SDCC '09 | Hotels, comic stuff and more

The 2009 San Diego Comic-Con is getting really, really close, with preview night kicking things off on Wednesday, July 22. That's two weeks! If you are a publisher, creator, retailer or any other kind of exhibitor who would like to let folks know about any special plans you have for the show (panels, signing schedules, exclusives, debuts, etc.) drop me an email and I'll run it here.

Also, today's the cut-off day for hotel deposits, so it might be a good time to check for a room at that closer hotel you were aiming for but couldn't get.

Comics | Justin Aclin dropped us a note about two projects of his that will be available at the show. The first is the graphic novel Hero House from Arcana Comics. The book won't be in shops until November, but attendees can get a copy early at the con. Justin and artist Mike Dimayuga will be at the Arcana booth to sign it as well.

Justin is also the head writer of Twisted ToyFare Theatre, and says the latest collection, Volume 10, hits comic shops on the first day of the show, with an introduction by Joe Quesada.

Comics | Scott Morse lists the books he'll have at the show, including the fast-selling The Ancient Book of Sex and Science, and the two issues of Strange Science Fantasy he posted on his blog earlier this year.

Comics | SLG Publishing has posted a list of creators who will be signing at their booth during the show.

Comics | Artist Francis Manapul will have about 200 copies of his new art book at the show.

Comics + Movies | Radical Comics will have Darren Bousman, the director of Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV, signing at their booth on Saturday. Bousman is working with Radical on a new comic called Abattoir, which comes out next year.

Video games | Sony has announced two panels for the show -- one on the next Uncharted, and the other on Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

Television | Jim Caviezel, Jamie Campbell-Bower and Lennie James will be on hand for a panel on AMC's upcoming The Prisoner remake. AMC will also have a mini-comic at the show, created by Marvel, based on the mini-series' first hour.

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