Media Release — This year, IDW will be hosting an array of entertaining panels at San Diego Comic-Con. Beginning on Thursday, talented writers, editors, and artists will join together to share their passion for comics in a variety of discussions. Each panel will offer exclusive insight about current and upcoming projects, including some unexpected announcements.
Start the Con off with “From Screen to Comics” on Thursday, focusing on transitioning a property from the film into 32 pages, including a look at the new True Blood series and details about what’s in store for the future. Then on Friday, don’t miss a discuss of IDW’s Hasbro series, featuring IDW editors Andy Schmidt and Denton Tipton, plus a bevy of creators all discussing TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE.
On Saturday, get an inside look at what IDW has in store for 2011 at IDW: Infestation 2011. Later that day, prose writers such as Max Brooks, Mario Acevedo and more will talk about their experiences of bringing their works into comics in the panel “From Words to Pictures.” And an intriguing panel will have an in-depth discussion looking at the role of the military in comics, featuring several famous veteran creators, including Larry Hama and Mario Acevedo.
Round out the weekend with Macworld Senior Editor Jason Snell, IDW’s director of ePublishing, Jeff Webber and more for a lively discussion on the digital age of comics.
4:00-5:00 From Screen to Comics – An in-depth look at what it takes to turn big screen action into 32 pages. Join talent creators from across the spectrum, including Max Brooks, Nancy Collins, Peter David, Tony Lee David Tischman, Mike Johnson, Max Allan Collins, and Scott Tipton as they look behind the scenes at some of the biggest properties to come to comics, like True Blood, Doctor Who, The A-Team, TRANSFORMERS, and Star Trek! Room 9
12:00-1:00 IDW and Their ‘Bro – Join IDW and Hasbro for a discussion of what’s coming up next in the world of TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and the impending relaunch of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! IDW’s Andy Schmidt moderates a panel with D&D editor Denton Tipton and writers John Rogers, and Alex Irvine, G.I. JOE artist Robert Atkins, writer Mike Costa, and Larry Hama! Room 8
12 Noon-1:00 IDW Publishing: Infestation 2011 – In 2011, IDW will infest the comics world in new and exciting–and potentially disturbing–ways. Join EIC Chris Ryall, editors Andy Schmidt and Scott Dunbier and creators to be named later for a lively discussion of our upcoming slate of titles, including at least two BIG and unexpected announcements, as well as the first hint of “Infestation,” our big 2011 event! Room 8
2:30-3:30 From Words to Pictures – There’s been an increasing array of prose writers bringing their works to comics, or just writing comics in addition to novels. Hear from some of the best about why they love working in the comics medium. Including Alex Irvine, Max Brooks, Mario Acevedo, Chris Ryall, Steve Niles, and Peter David! Room 5AB
4:30-5:30 Military in Comics – Don’t miss this in-depth and pertinent discussion examining the role of military stories and creators. Larry Hama, Mario Acevedo, and Billy Tucci share their real world experiences with war, and how it influences their work. Moderated by Marine Corps veteran and IDW editor Tom Waltz and Chris Mowry. Room 24ABC
2:00-3:00 The Digital Age of Comics – Have we moved from the Bronze Age to the Modern Age to… the Digital Age of Comics? Join a lively discussion about eComics moderated by Macworld Senior Editor Jason Snell, with IDW’s Jeff Webber, iVerse Comics’ Michael Murphey, Sony PSP’s Adriana Eyzaguirre and special creator guests Jeff Smith and J. Scott Campbell! Room 25ABC