After many days of collecting info, managing times and hostage negotiations, the schedule has finally been locked. So if you are curious where we will be, I’ve make a schedule that any stalker would drool over.
Here we go!
WEDNESDAY JULY 20TH
Chris and I fly in Wednesday morning, will try to check-in before check-in time and will then run to Ralph’s to get supplies.
Later that afternoon, I have a late lunch date with a friend.
And at some point after that, Chris and I will go pick up our badges.
6PM to 7PM Chris will be signing his name on comics he may or may not have written at the BOOM! Studios Booth #2743
Chris and I have dinner plans with the hardest working man in comics and his lovely equally hard working wife.
Then Chris and I go meet some other people at some secret bar cause well, it’s supposed to be cool.
After that, we will probably head back over to our balcony.
THURSDAY JULY 21ST
11AM to 12PM Chris will be signing some more books, but with my name instead of his own, at the BOOM! Studios Booth #2743
And then we have a joint lunch date. (I’m not telling)
3PM to 4PM IDW Panel…
3:00-4:00 IDW Publishing Presents: The Greatest Panel of All Time— New creator-owned books? Ever-larger licensed titles? All-new creators, and even some major crossover events? How about prizes just for attending? Yep, you’ll find all that and more, in The Greatest Panel of All Time. CCO Chris Ryall, editor Scott Dunbier, and creators Chris Roberson, Eric Powell, and Steve Niles, along with MC Dirk Wood, present a gamelike atmosphere as they spin the wheel on projects coming in 2011 and 2012. Come on down! Room 9
Hmm. That looks interesting.
5:45PM to 6:45PM Vertigo Panel…
5:45-6:45 Vertigo Editorial— They come from the cutting edge of comics…and Vertigo has never been edgier, with thought-provoking titles from some of comics’ most acclaimed creators. Don’t miss this panel featuring Scott Snyder (American Vampire), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), Michael Allred (iZombie), Chris Roberson (iZombie), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Les Klinger (Annotated Sandman), Rebecca Guay (A Flight of Angels), Colleen Doran (Gone to Amerika), Bill Willingham (Fables), and many others. This is your opportunity to learn more about the entire Vertigo line. Hosted by Vertigo executive editor Karen Berger. Room 6DE
Then we go to dinner with some of my favorite people on the planet along with some folks I am very excited to meet.
After dinner we have three parties that we NEED to go to but might go to as many as six. Late night on our balcony.
FRIDAY JULY 22ND
I have a lunch date with another dear friend.
1PM to 2PM Chris will be signing at the IDW Booth #2643. Exactly what he will be signing, will be up to you all. (be creative!)
I left this day kind of open on purpose since last year we seemed to be in a mad dash to get to stuff. So we will probably be on our balcony before we get ready for the Eisner’s.
8:30PM Eisner’s start. So cross your fingers, we have two shots!
Later that night/ morning. This is when we will be celebrating our Eisner (fill in the blank). Whatever the outcome, just an honor to be on the shortlist. Really.
SATURDAY JULY 23RD
1PM to 2PM Chris will be signing and signing and signing at the BOOM! Studios Booth #2743
7PM to 8PM Fables Panel…
7:00-8:00 Fables— The annual Fables panel has become a Comic-Con tradition — and with the original graphic novel Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland on the way this fall, there’s no better time to hear what Bill Willingham, creator of the multi-Eisner Award-winning series, has to say. Join Bill, artists Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, group editor Shelly Bond, and others for a panel that is truly legendary. Room 6DE
Chris and some others will also be on this panel. If you’ve never been to a Fables panel at SDCC, let me tell you, it is super fun and entertaining. I HIGHLY recommend going.
And then right after the panel we head over to a long standing dinner with some of the most talented people working in comics today. Yeah, I would say who but I think name dropping is a little gauche.
Then we are going to race over to the Trickster set-up and see if we can catch Andy Kuhn and then Gear play.
SUNDAY JULY 24TH
11:30AM to 12:30PM Chris will be signing his little heart out trying to stay awake at the DC/ Vertigo Booth #1915
1:30PM to 2:30PM BOOM! Studios Panel…
1:30-2:30 Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way— BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon talks to three of fandom’s favorite BOOM! writers — Chris Roberson (Starborn, iZombie, Superman), Daryl Gregory (Planet of the Apes, Dracula Company of Monsters), and Michael Alan Nelson (28 Days Later, Dingo, Hexed) — about the ins and outs of editing comics at BOOM! Don’t miss this in-depth look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers as they discuss editing dos and don’ts at today’s hottest comic book company. Room 23ABC
And from this point it is all balcony, dinner with old friends, followed by a dead dog party we go to every year.
We might sleep a few hours and then head back home on Monday afternoon.
So that’s it folks. Really looking forward to seeing all of you who will be there NEXT WEEK!