Jeff Smith, Robert Venditti Added to ICv2 Conference

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Jeff Smith, Robert Venditti Added to ICv2 Comics and Media Conference Roster
Conference Tickets Still Available

SAN DIEGO- Pop culture publishing and consulting company ICv2 has announced that Bone creator Jeff Smith and The Surrogates writer Robert Venditti have been added as speakers for the ICv2 Comics and Media Conference. The Conference will be held on Wednesday, July 22nd, in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con International.

In “The Surrogates: A Writer’s Debut that Went Hollywood,” The Surrogates writer Robert Venditti and Top Shelf Publisher Chris Staros will reveal how a debut Top Shelf miniseries turned into a major film starring Bruce Willis (out in September).

And in “When to Say No: The True Adventures of Bone in Hollywood,” Bone creator Jeff Smith talks about his experiences with the Bone property (over three million graphic novels sold) in Hollywood.

“These are two very different stories, and they’re only part of the range of experience we’re bringing to the Conference,” ICv2 President Milton Griepp said. “With voices from production and management, creators, publishers, retail, and libraries, we’re going to be able to explore the relationship between comics and film, TV, and videogames from all directions.”

The panelists and speakers at the Comics and Media Conference have created, published, produced, or worked on some of the hottest transmedia properties in the business, including:

* Avatar
* Battlestar Galactica
* Buck Rogers
* The Darkness
* Halo
* Hellboy
* Heroes
* Scott Pilgrim
* Smallville
* Star Trek
* Transformers
* Wanted
* Witchblade
* X-Men Origins: Wolverine

For more information (including press info), click here http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/14929.html .

For full panelist info, click here http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/15222.html .

To register, click here http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=736158 .

PW Comicsweek and The Beat by Heidi MacDonald, two publications of Publisher’s Weekly, and Comic Book Resources are sponsors of the conference.

The Beat

The Beat by Heidi MacDonald is a news blog of comics culture in which MacDonald delivers her own brand of coverage on the world of comics.

PW Comics Week

Every week PW Comics Week reports on comics & graphic novel publishing bringing our readers business trends, artist, publisher profiles & retail information. It also delves into top stories and a release schedule of not-to-be missed titles.

Comic Book Resources

Comic Book Resources is the premier lifestyle and entertainment resource for comic entertainment news, appealing to collectors, publishers, retailers and film makers, covering comics, film, television, video games and more. CBR was nominated for an Eisner Award in the category of Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism. The winner will be announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 2009.

ICv2

ICv2 covers the business world of comics and graphic novels, specialty DVDs, tabletop games, and movie and TV licensed products on its Website, ICv2.com http://www.icv2.com , and in its magazine, the ICv2 Insider’s Guide.

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