Saturday, July 14, 2012

SDCC 2012 - Friday Highlights

Friday of San Diego Comic-Con has finished and I'm sure it entertained thoroughly. I really wish I could've made the trip again. Here's hoping there will be some good post-con reports up on other sites. But for now, let's take a quick look at some panels from day 2 of SDCC.

The Black Panel returned to examine some aspects of African American pop culture. Michael Davis (The Little Bitch) moderated the panel which included Reginald Hudlin and Shaquille O'Neal amongst other guests.

Remembering Jerry Robinson and Joe Simon brought together Paul Levitz, Marv Wolfman, and others to celebrate the lives and careers of two of the industry's greatest talents. The panel was hosted by Mark Evanier.

Spotlight on Larry Hama looked at the career of Mr. G.I. Joe. He's been working on the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series for IDW Publishing which picked up right where the original Marvel Comics' run ended.

Marvel: Ultimate Comics discussed the event Divided We Fall which will run through the Ultimate books as well as the future of the line. Writer Sam Humphries, Ultimate Comics editor Sana Amanat, editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, and others were there were for this panel.

One of my favorite video game series of all-time made their presence felt at the con. Gears of War: Past, Present, and Future was led Cliff Bleszinski, Rod Fergusson and more to have a conversation about the franchises roots and where it's headed.

No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics discussed the movement showcasing the LGBTQ comics community. No Straight Lines' editor, Justin Hall (Glamazonia the Uncanny Super Tranny, Hard To Swallow) hosted this panel featuring some of the talented minds behind some LGBTQ comics which included Alison Bechdel (Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For) and Paige Braddock (Jane's World).

Resident Evil: Damnation Worldwide Trailer Premiere, 7-Minute Sneak Peek, and Filmmaker Q&A saw the trailer reveal for the sequel to Resident Evil: Degeneration. This included a 7-minute preview of the film.

Syfy Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for its 24th year. There were some great nominees and I can't wait to check out the winners. The Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award rounded out the annual awards show. With great presenters on tap and special guest appearances, this was a can't miss event.

This, along with Thursday's schedule, went up late. Timing has been off this week. However, this will be corrected for posts concerning Saturday and Sunday's events. Be back tomorrow and prepare for the busiest day of SDCC. Well, the busiest day for any convention actually. See ya then.