Sunday, July 15, 2012

SDCC 2012 - Sunday Highlights

Today is the final day of San Diego Comic-Con. Even though I wasn't able to attend or read the updates on time, it was fun catching the news when I could. My little experiment didn't work out as planned due to the busy week I've had, but I learned a few ways to improve upon it for the next convention. Even though this is the last day of the show, it doesn't fall short of fun events for the fans.

Marvel: Women of Marvel brings together several women at Marvel to discuss their work for the publisher and what the industry holds. Editors Jeanine Schaefer and Sana Amanat will sit on the panel. You might want to make your way to Room 5A at 11:15 to catch this conversation.

1 p.m. is the starting time for Image Comics's 20th Anniversary. Twenty years ago, this publisher was formed by creators who wanted more control over the work they created. Moderated by Eric Stephenson, the panelists include some Image's founders and top talents. Room 6A is the home of this celebration.

Zombies have a hold on our imaginations and it doesn't look like they'll loosen their grip anytime soon. And honestly, that's not a bad thing. Max Brooks: Zombie Survival 101 takes a look at the author's work with zombies. The zombieocalpse begins at 2 p.m. in Room 7AB.

Making Comics for Kids at 3 p.m. in Room 11AB will detail what goes into making comics for the younger readers out there. Neo Edmund (writer/editor for Silver Dragon Books), Joe Lefavi (editorial director for Jim Henson Co), Tim Beedle (Fraggle Rock), Paul Morrissey (editor of Eisner award-winning Mouse Guard), and Adira Edmund (JumpStart's Windy Hollows) lead the discussion. This is a conversation that needs to be had by others as more "mature" titles emerge and books for young fans and all-ages material decrease in quantity.

John Rogers, president of the Comic-Con board of directors will be there for Comic-Con Talkback. He will listen to fans about their concerns for the show. Even though it may not matter to everyone in the room, I'm sure one of the topics will be about their ticket system. Room 23ABC at 3 p.m. is a place you might want to check out.

Here's the sad part ladies and gentlemen, we have to wrap up Comic-Con. I'm sure it was a blast for everyone in attendance. All of us at home have been tuned into the internet to read all the news and eagerly await the post-con reports to hit the net. I wish I could've made it this year, there were several events that would have entertained me. Enjoy this final day and maybe I'll see you next year.