WonderCon kicks off tomorrow at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco, and runs through Sunday. Guests include Murphy Anderson, Sergio Aragonés, Joe Kubert, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Colleen Doran, David Finch, Geoff Johns, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Darick Robertson, James Robinson, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Ethan Van Sciver, Kevin Smith, Judd Winick, Michael Chiklis and many more.
You can find the complete programming schedule here, and if you have an iPhone, they have an app that details panel times, maps and all that good stuff. Download it here. Some of the other highlights include:
- World premiere of Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D trailer on Friday
- A screening of Kick-Ass on Saturday
- 35mm Theater Screenings of The Uncensored Last Unicorn (whoah, there was an uncensored version? Naughty!)
- Last Gasp 40th Anniversary Art Show – 21 and over
- After hours events at the Cartoon Art Museum, Isotope Comics, Comix Experience and Mission: Comics & Art
- DC Direct and Graphitti Designs will have some exclusive action figures at the show: Black Lantern Hal Jordan and White Lantern Sinestro. For details on how to buy them (you’ll need to win the lotto, it sounds like) click here.
Some of the Robot 6 crew will be there as well. Tom Bondurant is probably in wine country right now getting his drink on, while I believe Carla Hoffman is trying to figure out a way to get up here this weekend from SoCal. And Strangeways creator Matt Maxwell will be there as well.
No doubt many of us will be tweeting from the con. You can find tweets from ALL Robot 6 contributors in a single, handy list right here.
And I will be on my very first panel ever on Saturday evening, along with several other bloggers, critics and related comics folks. Here are the details:
6:00-7:00 Comics Journalism— Join David Brothers (4thletter!), Kate Dacey (manga critic), Graeme McMillan (io9), JK Parkin (Robot 6), and Ron Richards (iFanboy), for a roundtable discussion of comics journalism from all angles. What should publishers and readers expect out of the varied and often fluctuating landscape of comics criticism online? Is comics print journalism dead? What makes a writer worth reading? Expect answers to these questions and more as the panelists, each practicing a different discipline of comics journalism, talks about the what’s, why’s, and how’s of writing about comics online. Room 232/234
I think we overlap with a Brightest Day panel featuring Geoff Johns and the American premiere of Dr. Who, so, y’know, no pressure or anything. Seriously, it should be a fun show; I’m looking forward to it.
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