Comic-Con 2011 Registration Opens Monday
Organization announces first wave of special guests for next year’s show
San Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, will open its Comic-Con 2011 attendee registration for four-day and one-day passes at 9 a.m. PT on Monday, November 1 at Comic-Con.org. In advance of the occasion, the organization today announced the first 20 special guests for its 2011 show.
Jordi Bernet, Dave Gibbons, Alan Davis, Jonathan Hickman, Jamal Igle, and Patricia Briggs are just a few of the special guests scheduled to take part in Comic-Con 2011. Four-day passes for last year’s convention were sold out eight months prior to the show, and one-day passes were gone by April.
“2010 was the fourth straight year in which we reached a self-imposed attendance capacity,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “With the impressive roster of talent we already have lined up for 2011, we expect that enthusiasm to continue and for the 2011 show to be one to remember.”
Comic-Con 2011 will be held July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. Passes to the show’s Preview Night on July 20 were sold out during this summer’s 2010 convention, although more four-day passes with Preview Night may be released closer to the show, depending on returns or cancellations.
Following is the current list of special guests confirmed for the 2011 convention:
Jordi Bernet (Spanish comics artist known in the U.S. for the hardboiled Torpedo series and for DC’s Jonah Hex)
Patricia Briggs (Author, Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series)
Jo Chen (Award-winning cover artist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Runaways)
Alan Davis (British writer/artist on such titles as Captain Britain, Excalibur and JLA: The Nail; currently artist on Avengers Prime)
David Finch (Artist known for Cyberforce, Avengers, New Avengers, and Brightest Day covers; he’s now writing and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight)
Dave Gibbons (British artist on the classic Watchmen comics series, and Give Me Liberty/Martha Washington; writer/artist, The Originals graphic novel)
Kim Harrison (Author, Rachel Morgan, Madison Avery series)
Jonathan Hickman (Writer, Fantastic Four, Secret Warriors, and S.H.I.E.L.D.)
John Higgins (Long-time British artist on 2000 AD titles; colorist on the classic Watchmen comics series)
Charlie Huston (Crime/horror novelist, Hank Thompson series, Joe Pitt Casebooks; comic book writer, Wolverine: The Best There Is, Moon Knight)
Jamal Igle (Artist (Marvel, Image, Devils Due, Disney), whose latest work includes Supergirl)
Richard Kyle (Writer, Graphic Story Magazine, highly influential fanzine of the 1960s; coined the term “graphic novel” in 1964)
Rebecca Moesta (Co-author (with Kevin J. Anderson), Star Wars Young Jedi Knights series, Crystal Doors series; author, Buffy novels)
Christopher Moore (Author, humorous vampire novels, including Bite Me: A Love Story, You Suck: A Love Story, Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story, etc.)
Bill Schelly (Historian of comics fandom; books include The Golden Age of Comics Fandom, biographies of Joe Kubert and Otto Binder, etc.)
Frank Stack (Pioneering underground cartoonist (as “Foolbert Sturgeon”), artist on many of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor stories as well as the graphic novel Our Cancer Year)
Mark Tatulli (Cartoonist with two ongoing syndicated strips: Lio and Heart of the City)
Roy Thomas (One of the first fans to become a pro: published early 1960s fanzine Alter Ego, went on to be editor-in-chief at Marvel and write titles such as Conan; currently editing revived Alter Ego magazine)
Maggie Thompson (Editor of Comics Buyers Guide; co-creator of Comic Art, one of the earliest comics fanzines in 1961)
Scott Westerfeld (Author, Uglies, Midnighters series)
About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.
Charlie Huston signs on Sunday, Jan 31st at 2 pm
Charlie Huston (Moon Knight) is back with his new noir novel, Sleepless. “A novel about the fears that find us all during dark times, and the courage and sacrifice that can save us in the face of unimaginable odds. Gripping, unnerving, exhilarating, and haunting, Sleepless is well worth staying up for.
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Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, Eliza Dushku and more kick off the hottest convention of 2010!
GET ANAHEIM COMIC CON TICKETS NOW at www.wizardworld.ticketleap.com/anaheim
On April 16-18, 2010, the inaugural Anaheim Comic Con is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center. The Anaheim Comic Con will be a major regional pop culture convention bringing fans the latest information on comics, toys, collectibles and connecting attendees with celebrity guests, artists and industry professionals.
The convention is still a few months away and several comic book superstars are already heading to the Anaheim Comic Con! Leading the way are Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, the blockbuster creative team behind Marvel’s SPIDER-WOMAN! Additionally, Bernie Wrightson (SWAMP THING), Tim Bradstreet (THE PUNISHER), Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), Charlie Huston (MOON KNIGHT), Phil Jimenez (ASTONISHING X-MEN), Simon Bisley (JUDGE DREDD), Glenn Fabry (PREACHER) and Tom Jane (BAD PLANET) are already confirmed for the show, with dozens of other comic creators to be announced!
Several stars of film and television will also be in attendance, including DOLLHOUSE star and longtime fan favorite, Eliza Dushku! Also onboard for the Anaheim Comic Con are Ted Raimi (XENA, SPIDER-MAN), WWE & TNA star Mick Foley along with three of the most beloved cast members from the 60′s BATMAN TV series: Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar! Additionally, there are several additional guests that will be announced soon!
“There is a real desire in Southern California for a comic based pop-culture experience, and I feel privileged to get back in touch with our west coast fans in this way. This will truly be an event for families and people of all ages,” said Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment.
Full Guest list so far:
John de Lancie
Rob Van Dam
With such an incredible guest line up, the Anaheim Comic Con will easily be one of the top conventions of 2010. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic comic con!
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The Anaheim Comic Con runs from April 16-18, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center. It is a major regional pop culture convention bringing fans the latest information on comics, toys, collectibles and connecting attendees with celebrity guests, artists and industry professionals.
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A book signing celebrating the release of MY DEAD BODY by writer Charlie HUSTON SUNDAY the 18th at VACATION VINYL
Is it that time of year again? Yes, yes my dears, it is that time of year again. Fall comes, and brings with it my inevitable promotion of a new book. But I have good news! I have chosen this moment, when vampires are the glowing white hop tip of the pop-culture spear, to end the Joe Pitt casebooks! Hurrah! My publisher loves me! And you should too.
Because once the Joe Pitt series is put to rest, you shouldn’t have to deal with the awkward moments you encounter when deciding whether to decline one or both of the book release parties on my annual calendar!
Starting in 2010, it’s a one book a year program. Only one party you have to make an excuse not to attend. I can’t do any better than that.
So here it is, start getting those sick aunts and 24 hour cases of stomach flu revved up, the last Joe Pitt book party!
Ever wanted to stick a stake in a vampires heart?
Now you can!
Sunday, October 18th at 7pm.
(Yes, Sunday Night Football, I know. But seriously, Chicago @ Atlanta? Do you really give a fuck? I don’t.)
(Hey, that’s not Secret Headquarters, what the fuck? No, it’s not Secret Headquarters, it’s the new record store that Dave and David opened down the street a ways. And before you start, yes, they do know opening a record store is kind of insane, but they did it anyway, and no one is asking you to like it or anything, man, you don’t even have to come if you don’t want to, just they like music and records and wanted to open the damn store. So fuck you anyway, Mr. MP fucking 3.)
Vacation Vinyl, 4679 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027
What Will Happen:
I’ll read very fucking briefly from MY DEAD BODY, the last Joe Pitt book. You will drink beer and whiskey (or not, that’s up to you.) I will challenge you with trivia, and reward you with prizes.
And After: Anyone who wants to can join us as we find our way to the Good Luck Bar. (And yes, I know it can be douchey in there, but at 8ish on a Sunday I don’t expect to have to deal with a tragic amount of douche, so get over it and have a fucking drink for fuck sake.)
Good Luck Bar,1514 Hillhurst Ave, Hollywood, CA 90027
Did I forget to invite someone you know? Inevitably, yes. So you invite them. No motherfuckers, please.
With great affection and respect,
There you have it.
Please join Mr. Huston for some this and that at
Vacation (NOT SHQ)
THIS Sunday the 18th
from 7 – 8pm or so…