It’s Fall again and that means a beautiful weekend of comics and fun in Long Beach, CA! This year the LBCC team have put together a wonderful schedule of panels and I’m looking forward to quite a lot. The full LBCC 2014 schedule can be downloaded here. I’m going to try to attend as many of the panels listed below as I can, if you’re at LBCC keep an eye out for me & say “Hi!” There are LOTS more panels about topics that I’m not that interested in but might be your favorites, so make sure to check out the full schedule.
EDIT: I just found out that I have a family commitment on Saturday and will have to leave the Con at 12pm. I’m going to try to make it back for the Valiant panel at 4:30pm.
12:00 – 1:00 (Rm 103C) – Aspen Comics – Join Aspen Comics staff and creators as they highlight upcoming releases for 2014 and beyond, including The ZooHunters, Lola XOXO: Volume 2, Lola XOXO: The Wasteland Madam and more. Aspen will also be hosting a one-on-one Q&A with fans as well.
On the panel: Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, Josh Reed, Lori Hanson, Paolo Pantalena, and David Wohl.
1:00 – 2:00 (Rm 103A/B) – Batman 75/Tales of the Dark Knight – Pop culture’s most infamous name turned 75 in 2014. Long Beach Comic Con celebrates the first appearance of the caped crusader by bringing together an all-star line up of creators who have shaped various aspects of the Batman mythology. Fans are invited to share their favorite Bat-stories with some of the Bat-universe’s brightest creative minds. Join Marc Andreyko, Brian Buccellato, Chris Burnham, Kyle Higgins, upcoming Batgirl artist Babs Tarr, Marv Wolfman, and one of the newest Batman writers KROQ’s Ralph Garman. 2:00 – 3:00 (Rm 103A/B) – Image Comics is Everything – an all-star packed disscussion about the decision to go creator owned. Marc Bernardin, Chris Burham, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, Ken Kristensen, Corrina Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, and Dustin Nguyen share details about their Image Comics books that touch every genre of the industry. 3:30 – 4:30 (Rm 101A) – Talking with Jimmy Palmiotti – The most outspoken champion of the comic book industry lets the fans in to find out what makes Jimmy tick. Join an intimate afternoon with Jimmy Palmiotti as he bonds with you over comics, music, movies, and cats.
4:30 – 5:30 (Rm 101A) –Valiant Comics: Armor Hunters, The Valiant & Beyond! – Hot off the heels of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – including six for the industry’s most nominated series, QUANTUM AND WOODY –find out why Valiant is one of the most talked-about publishers in comics today! Join the team right here for an in-depth discussion about the future of X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, RAI, HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, and more with Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, Sales Manager Atom! Freeman and more – Plus: get your first look inside THE VALIANT – the new self-contained mini-series event coming this winter from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera!
Stuff I’d LIKE to go to but probably won’t because it’s schedule up against the above, having a lot of extra stuff I can’t make it to is a GOOD sign, it means there’s a lot to choose from):
1:30 – 2:30 (Rm 102B/C) – Doing it Raw with RAW Studios (w/ Tim Bradstreet)
1:30 – 2:30 (Rm 101) – Nocturnals (w/ Dan Brereton)
4:00 – 5:00 (Rm 103A/B) – Every Jughead has His Day: The Legacy of Archie Comics
4:30 – 5:30 (Rm 103C) – We Are BOOM!
5:00 – 6:00 (Rm 103C) – Fialkov on Fialkov
12:30 – 1:30 (Rm 102B/C) – How to Get Away With It: The Art of Writing Crime – Join Kyle Higgins, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jamie S. Rich, Alec Siegel, and Alex Segura as they talk about the most addictive genre of writing. Learn just how far a writer has to go when coming up with the perfect crime.
2:00 – 3:00 (Rm 103A/B) – Psychology of Harley Quinn – Andrea Letamendi has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She’s a mental health scientist, speaker, advocate–and a Psychologist to Gotham’s crime fighters. At Long Beach Comic Con she’ll be joined by the superstar team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner as they examine the mind of the complex Harley Quinn.
3:30 – 5:00 (Rm 104A) – Afterlife with Archie – The creative minds behnid Archie’s recent event talk about the book and what’s in store for this pop culture icon with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
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