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  • McGuinness & Berganza Headed to HeroesCon 2011

    May 16, 2011 by  
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    Press Release:

    HeroesCon welcomes Ed McGuinness in the latest update to the guest list! Ed’s Capcominfluenced art style has helped blur the lines between Eastern and Western interpretations of Marvel and DC’s iconic superheroes. With great runs on Deadpool, Superman, Superman/Batman, and The Hulk, Ed has made an indelible mark on mainstream American comic books. On top of all that, Ed is a great guy and HeroesCon is very happy to have him back.

    Also joining HeroesCon this year is Ed’s former editor at DC Comics, Eddie Berganza. Eddie is the executive editor of the DC Universe line. A 19-year veteran of DC, Berganza oversees high-profile events like Infinite CrisisFinal Crisis, Blackest Night and their latest crossover event, Flashpoint.

    HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full guest list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!

    DC Announces Panel and Signing Schedules for C2E2 2011

    DC C2E2 Poster

    Via The Source, DC has announced their panel and signing schedule for C2E2 2011:

    FRIDAY

    GREEN LANTERN
    4:30-5:30pm, Room 474
    What’s in store for Green Lantern’s comics adventures in 2011? War! Join DC Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Doug Mahnke, Tyler Kirkham, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and others to get a sneak peak into the future of GL in the DCU!

    DC NATION
    6:30-7:30pm, Room 470b
    The DC NATION returns to Chicago! Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and some of comics’ top talents give you the inside scoop on what’s new from DC Entertainment. DCU, VERTIGO and MAD will all be discussed, so come on by and join the nation!

    Creator Signings  for Friday, 3/18:

    2:30-3:30 PM
    Christian Alamy, Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Prado, Rod Reis

    3:30-4:30 PM
    Tony Daniel, Scott Snyder, Ryan Benjamin, Gail Simone

    3:30-4:30 PM
    Yildiray Cinar, Kevin Maguire

    4:30-5:30 PM
    Paul Cornell, Don Kramer, Phil Hester

    4:30-5:30 PM
    Art Baltazar, Mike Norton, Franco

    4:30-5:30 PM
    Brian Azzarello, Bill Willingham

    SATURDAY

    DC UNIVERSE
    11:30-12:30pm, Room 474
    What will happen to your favorite DCU characters during this year’s major events? Join DC Executive Editor Eddie Berganza and SVP – Sales Bob Wayne, along with Yildiray Cinar, Art Baltazar, Franco, Mike Norton, Kevin Maguire and others to hear about upcoming highlights from the DCU.

    VERTIGO
    1:30-2:30pm, Room 470b
    Find out what compelling tales comics’ edgiest imprint has in store for you in the months to come! Join Senior Group Editor Shelly Bond, Scott Snyder, Bill Willingham, and others for a discussion of your favorite VERTIGO titles.

    DC ICONS
    2:30-3:30pm, Room 474
    DC’s top heroes are the topic of this panel spotlight. Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Tony Daniel, Paul Cornell, Scott Snyder, and Phil Hester lead the discussion on the latest Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman news.

    DRAWING DC
    5:30-6:30pm, Room 474
    Superstar artists Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke and Tyler Kirkham show off their distinctive styles while drawing on a machine that projects their work on a giant screen. Check out this unique presentation that will give you an inside glimpse into the artistic process!

    Creator Signing  for Saturday, 3/19:

    12-1 PM
    Bill Willingham

    1-2 PM
    Joe Prado, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Christian Alamy, Tyler Kirkham, Doug Mahnke

    2-3PM
    Brian Azzarello, Gene Ha

    2-3 PM
    Franco, Mike Norton

    3-4 PM
    Yildray Cinar, Kevin Maguire

    4-5 PM
    Tony Daniel, Scott Snyder, Ryan Benjamin, Gail Simone

    4-5 PM
    Paul Cornell, Don Kramer

    SUNDAY

    BRIGHTEST DAY
    1:00-2:00pm, Room 474
    Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and others will reveal insights and hints about the epic Brightest Day story – and where the event will lead next!

    FABLES: THE FIRST 100 – ONE-ON-ONE WITH BILL WILLINGHAM
    4:00-5:00pm, Room 470a
    The mind behind Vertigo’s mega-popular series comes to Chicago! Bill Willingham is joined by VP – Marketing, John Cunningham, for an in-depth look back at the first 100 issues of Fables – as well as a glimpse at what’s to come!

    Creator Signings for Sunday, 3/20:

    12-1 PM
    Jill Thompson, Bill Wilingham

    12-1
    Brian Azzarello, Gene Ha

    1-2 PM
    Ryan Benjamin, Tony Daniel, Gail Simone

    1-2 PM
    Paul Cornell, Don Kramer, Jamal Igle

    2-3 PM
    Joe Prado, Rod Reis, Christian Alamy, Tyler Kirkham, Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis

    2-3 PM
    Franco, Mike Norton

    NYC – Speak on It!

    DC Executive Editor Eddie Berganza leads a graphic novel discussion group on Wednesday, March 2nd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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    4 West 33rd St., New York, NY

    DC Comics at Emerald City ComiCon

    March 11, 2010 by  
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    Via The Source:

    In addition to Ian Sattler and Group Editor Eddie Berganza, DC guests for the Emerald City ComiCon include: Brian Azzarello, Kurt Busiek, Sterling Gates, Patrick Gleason, Brandon Jerwa, Geoff Johns, Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire, Doug Mahnke, Dustin Nguyen, Mike Norton, James Robinson, Greg Rucka, Philip Tan, Pete Tomasi, Eric Trautmann, Jen Van Meter, Len Wein, JH Williams III and Pete Woods.

    DC Panels:

    DC NATION!
    Saturday, 1-2pm

    GREEN LANTERN: THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT
    Saturday, 3-4pm

    SUNDAY CONVERSATION
    Sunday, 12-1pm

    SUPERMAN GOES TO WAR
    Sunday, 2-3pm

    DC Comics Announces Panels for Comic-Con International

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    DC Panels at San Diego Comic Con

    July 26, 2009 – July 27, 2009

    THURSDAY, JULY 23

    10:30-11:30 DC Talent Search 1 Room 4
    11:45-12:45 Superman: Two Worlds Room 6DE
    2:15-3:15 Spotlight on Geoff Johns Room 6DE
    5:00-6:00 JSA: The Great Society Room 5AB
    6:00-7:00 Vertigo New Ongoing Series/Crime Line Room 5AB


    FRIDAY, JULY 24

    10:30-11:30 DC Talent Search 2 Room 4
    11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Darick Robertson Room 4
    12:30-1:30 Batman: New Dynamic Room 6DE
    3:00-4:00 DC Nation Room 6DE
    4:30-5:30 Wednesday Comics Room 5AB
    5:30-6:30 Vertigo: View of the Future Room 5AB
    SATURDAY, JULY 25

    10:30-11:30 DC Talent Search 3 Room 4
    11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Francis Manapul Room 4
    12:45-2:00 DCU Editorial Presentation Room 6B
    2:15-3:15 Green Lantern: Blackest Night Room 6quad
    3:30-4:30 Wildstorm: This is WildStorm! Room 4
    4:45-5:45 Vertigo Voices: The Fables Forum Room 6DE


    SUNDAY, JULY 26

    11:00-12:00 CMX: Bringing Manga to You! Room 4
    12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Bill Willingham Room 2
    2:00-3:00 Sunday Conversation with Dan DiDio Room 2
    3:00-4:00 Making Webcomics Room 4


    SAN DIEGO 2009 PANEL DESCRIPTIONS

    Thursday, July 23rd

    10:30-11:30 DC Talent Search 1
    Come learn what DC Comics looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional! We’ll discuss the different needs of the DC Universe, Vertigo, WildStorm, Mad Magazine and Zuda. This extremely informative orientation session will explain how DC’s Talent Search works and provide numerous tips and tricks on how to improve your work and explore opportunities. In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.) Room 4

    11:45-12:45 Superman: Two Worlds
    Torn between New Krypton and Earth, The Man of Steel has only just begun his latest adventure. You’ve seen the stories. A new planet of Kryptonians. Scores of super-powered beings. The people behind Superman’s future are here to face the most trying times in his life. Meet the talented folks behind Superman as they give you a glimpse of what is in store for our favorite Super-family. Featuring Superman Group Editor Matt Idelson, Geoff Johns (Adventure Comics, Superman: Secret Origins), Greg Rucka (Action Comics), James Robinson (Superman), Sterling Gates (Supergirl), Renato Guedes (Superman), and more! Room 6DE

    2:15-3:15 Spotlight on Geoff Johns
    He is the mastermind behind the smash-hit, critically acclaimed Flash: Rebirth and DC’s most anticipated book of the year, Green Lantern: Blackest Night. Wondering what makes Geoff Johns tick? Don’t miss this panel hosted by Eddie Berganza, Group Editor-DCU, interviewing one of the most exciting talents in the DCU. Room 6DE

    5:00 -6:00 JSA: The Great Society
    DC’s legendary super-team enters a new era with top talent and explosive storylines in the second half of 2009! Get the inside scoop on everything JSA right here including info on the exciting spin-off title Magog and the main series Justice Society of America from the creative minds behind the franchise. Hosted by DC’s Senior Group Editor, Mike Carlin, with top talents Bill Willingham (JSA), Matt Sturges (JSA), Freddie Williams (Final Crisis Aftermath: Run), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Jimmy Palmiotti (Power Girl) and more! Room 5AB

    6:00 -7:00 Vertigo New Ongoing Series/Crime Line
    It’s a new beginning for Vertigo with the launch of new ongoing titles such as The Unwritten, Greek Street & Sweet Tooth. In addition to these titles we will be launching the highly anticipated Vertigo Crime Line with some of the top talents in the industry. Hosted by Senior VP – Executive Editor, Vertigo, Karen Berger and Senior Editor Will Dennis, this panel is not to be missed, especially considering the talent present: Peter Gross (Unwritten), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, The Nobody), Jason Starr, Chris Gage, Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon and others! Room 5AB

    Friday, July 24th

    10:30-11:30 Talent Search 2
    Come learn what DC Comics looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional! We’ll discuss the different needs of the DCUniverse, Vertigo, WildStorm, Mad Magazine and Zuda. This extremely informative orientation session will explain how DC’s Talent Search works and provide numerous tips and tricks on how to improve your work and explore opportunities. In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.) Room 4

    11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Darick Robertson
    Whether he’s illustrating Leatherface or reigniting super-teams like The Authority or launching videogame adaptations like Prototype, artist Darick Robertson has become synonymous with gritty, exhilarating artwork. Now’s your chance to hear the fan-favorite creator talk about his process and career alongside WildStorm Senior Editor Ben Abernathy. There’s no telling what these two might say! Room 4

    12:30-1:30 Batman: New Dynamic
    Now that the Battle for the Cowl has ended, what adventures lie ahead for the new Dark Knight? Join Group Editor Michael Marts, Paul Dini (Detective Comics), Dustin Nguyen (Detective Comics), Greg Rucka (Detective Comics), and more as they discuss the legend of Batman and what the future holds for the newest man behind the bat. Room 6DE

    3:00-4:00 DC NATION
    Calling all NATION recruits! Bring your friends and hear top talent discuss where the DC NATION is heading from 2009 and beyond. Sr. VP – Executive Editor Dan DiDio hosts this exciting discussion with Ian Sattler, James Robinson, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, and more! Join them for a VIP look into the most talked about stories and events of the summer! Room 6DE

    4:30-5:30 Wednesday Comics
    Wednesday Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition by reinventing the classic newspaper comics section and filling it to the brim with today’s top talent and characters! Learn all you need to know about DC’s excitingly innovative weekly 12-issue series from the title’s mastermind, DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello, and an all-star list of panelists! Believe us; you’ve never seen a panel or a project like this! Room 5AB

    5:30-6:30 Vertigo: View of the Future
    Vertigo, DC’s edgiest and most provocative imprint, returns to San Diego! Come and discover what’s going on at the imprint that birthed The Sandman, Preacher, Y: The Last Man, Fables and more? Wait ’til you hear about what new projects the Vertigo team is going to thrill us with next! Hosted by Senior VP – Executive Editor, Vertigo, Karen Berger, Group Editor Shelly Bond, and Senior Editor Will Dennis, with Jason Aaron (Scalped), Mike Allred, Mark Buckingham (Fables), Josh Dysart (Unknown Soldier), Peter Gross (Unwritten), Amy Hadley (Madame Xanadu), Jeff Lemire (The Nobody), Chris Roberson, Matt Sturges (House of Mystery), Matt Wagner (Madame Xanadu), Bill Willingham (Fables, House of Mystery), G. Willow Wilson (Air), Brian Wood (DMZ, Northlanders), and others! Room 5AB

    Saturday, July 25th

    10:30-11:30 DC Talent Search 3
    Come learn what DC Comics looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional! We’ll discuss the different needs of the DCUniverse, Vertigo, WildStorm, Mad Magazine and Zuda. This extremely informative orientation session will explain how DC’s Talent Search works and provide numerous tips and tricks on how to improve your work and explore opportunities. In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.) Room 4

    11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Francis Manapul
    The hot up-and-coming artist Francis Manapul takes the stage to discuss his kinetic art on one of the most anticipated projects of the year: Adventure Comics with Geoff Johns! Hosted by Group Editor Matt Idelson see what’s it like illustrating the return of Superboy. Come find out from one of the freshest artists in the biz! Room 4

    12:45-2:00 DCU Editorial Presentation
    Dan DiDio, Senior VP / Executive Editor DCU, Ian Sattler, Senior Story Editor-DCU, and countless DCU talent are gathering for a discussion that’s not to be missed. Now that Blackest Night is upon us, what lies ahead for your favorite heroes? Got a question for your favorite DCU creator? Come on by! There’s no greater gathering of top-tier creative talent! Room 6B

    2:15-3:15 Green Lantern: Blackest Night
    The dead are rising in the DCU – who will survive when the Blank Lantern Corps attacks? This is your only chance to hear what’s coming up in Blackest Night, the most anticipated comic event of the year! Featuring all the key figures behind the biggest, coolest threat to the DCU in years! Hosted by Group Editor Eddie Berganza with Geoff Johns (Green Lantern), Pat Gleason (Green Lantern Corps) and others! Room 6QUAD

    3:30-4:30 Wildstorm: This is WildStorm!
    Get the inside scoop on what’s upcoming from DC’s wildest imprint from WS-VP Hank Kanalz, Senior Editor Ben Abernathy, Fiona Staples (North 40, Trick ‘r Treat), Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Adam Beechen (Killapalooza), Christos Gage (Wildcats, Dante’s Inferno), Darrick Robertson (Prototype), David Tischman (Red Herring), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), Jason Craig (Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash), Brian Wood, Rebecca Isaacs, and more! Find out about what’s new in the WildStorm Universe! There will be tons of info and sneak peaks for Wildcats, The Authority, Gears of War, World of Warcraft, Ex Machina, and much, much more! Room 4

    4:45-5:45 Vertigo Voices: The Fables Forum
    It’s the Fables Forum – San Diego style! Come armed with your best questions and find out everything you want to know about Fables. Featuring the creators behind Fables, Jack of Fables, and House of Mystery: Vertigo Group Editor Shelly Bond is joined by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Matthew Sturges, Steve Leialoha, Lee Loughridge, Shawn McManus, Andrew Pepoy, Chris Roberson, Chrissie Zullo and Todd Klein. Room 6DE

    Sunday, July 26th

    11:00-12:00 CMX: Bringing Manga to You!
    Manga remains one of the hottest areas in literature and CMX, the manga imprint of DC Comics, is right in the thick of it. Join Director of Manga Asako Suzuki and Editor Jim Chadwick as they discuss the latest releases from one of the most diverse lines on the market today. We are excited to talk about upcoming new series and the ongoing series such books as Crayon Shinchan, Broken Blade, Fire Investigator Nanase, Ballad of a Shinigami, The Lapis Lazuli Crown, Emma, and much, much more! Room 4

    12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Bill Willingham
    Both a master storyteller and an incredible artist, Bill Willingham has created a huge following for his best-selling books. His credits range from the DCU’s Justice Society of America, Salvation Run and Robin- to the already- classic Vertigo titles Fables and Jack of Fables and the new House of Mystery. Hosted by Vertigo Group Editor, Shelly Bond with Fables co-horts Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha. Room 2

    2:00-3:00 Sunday Conversation with Dan DiDio
    As the con comes to a close, sit back and unwind as Dan DiDio and friends invite you to a relaxed Sunday afternoon comics discussion. Share your opinions and listen to others as some of comics’ biggest names talk about their love of all things comics. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Room 2

    3:00-4:00 Making Webcomics
    Join Ron Perazza (ZUDA COMICS), Kwanza Johnson (ZUDA COMICS), Kevin Colden (Fishtown, I RULE THE NIGHT), Cameron Stewart (Transmission X, VERTIGO), Molly Crabapple (Act-i-vate, Dr. Sketchys Anti-Art School) and others for an inclusive, roundtable discussion about the advantages, challenges, questions, solutions, costs and benefits of making webcomics for fun and profit. Topics include working with a publisher, self-publishing, promoting yourself, best practices, style and moving from web to print (or vice-versa)! Room 4

    Source: DC Comics.com