Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cool Stuff at WonderCon

I won't be in attendance at WonderCon this coming weekend, but if you're going to be there, here are some programs you should attend that will be well worth your time.

My good friend, Steve Kriozere will be moderating a one-on-one Q&A with legendary Bob Layton who, along with David Micheline, is responsible for my favorite run on Iron Man. Here are the details...

Friday, April 1

3:00-4:00 Iron Man Legend: Bob Layton Celebrating his 35th year in the comic industry, WonderCon special guestBob Layton discusses his long association with Marvel's Iron Man franchise and making the transition to working in Hollywood. Bob will preview upcoming projects, including his latest Iron Man mini series, Iron Man Forever and several new film projects. Join moderator/TV writer/producer Steve Kriozere (NCIS) for this one-on-one interview with the co-creator of some of Marvel's most memorable Iron Man stories and join in on the Q&A session! Room 236
Categories:  Animation | Comic Books | Movies | Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

Steve will also be presenting his hot new tv series for Cinemax, Femmes Fatales. I believe something about my own involvement with that show will also be announced there. 

Saturday, April 2

6:30-7:30 Femme Fatales Revealed— Get a first look at Femme Fatales, the new television series, inspired by the bestselling magazine. Coming to Cinemax this May, the show is a sexy new crime thriller in the tradition of Pulp Fiction and The Twilight Zone. Be the first to see exclusive footage from the hot new show. Meet the cast and creators, including Mark A. Altman (Castle), Steve Kriozere (NCIS), and some of the mysterious femme fatales who are featured in this seductive new anthology television series. There will be surprise guests and free giveaways.Room 103
Categories:  Television

Also on Saturday, my good friend, Matt Wayne will be participating in what will surely be a highly entertaining panel on TV animation writing. This takes place in the same room as the Femmes Fatales panel, and just before it, so be sure to stick around afterwards. 

5:30-6:30 Writing for TV Animation— Animation writers Matt Wayne (Superhero Squad),Nicole Dubuc (My Friends Tigger and Pooh), Steve Melching (Star Wars: Clone Wars), Aaron Ehasz (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Eugene Son (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien), and Andrew Robinson (Spectacular Spider-Man) offer a pulse-pounding, no-holds-barred (okay, there are two holds that are barred, but that's it) round table talk on the ins and outs of script-writing for animated series in today's television market. They'll disucss how to break in, how to stay in; the differences between genres; how it's the same as but different from live action; and more. Probably much more. Room 103
Categories:  Animation | Television

Matt will also be participating in the tribute to Dwayne McDuffie which will no doubt be touching and heartfelt and hopefully even a bit humorous. Dwayne was one of my closest friends for over twenty-five years and is the person responsible my career in comics by introducing me to people when he was an assistant editor at Marvel, and by later offering me the opportunity to write Xombi, Kobalt, and Hardware at Milestone Media. 

Nighttime Programs

7:00-8:00 Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie— Comics and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie passed away on February 21. He left an indelible mark on both the comics and animation industries. In comics, he co-founded Milestone Media and created one of its signature characters, Static, which he later adapted into a popular Kids' WB animated series, Static Shock. He also wrote Justice League of America and Fantastic Four, along with numerous other titles. In animation, in addition to Static Shock, he wrote for Justice Leagueand Ben-10, and scripted two of WB Animation's DC Universe DVD movies, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and All-Star Superman, which was released the day after his death. Friends and co-workers Eddie Berganza (executive editor, DC Comics), Bruce Timm (WB Animation producer), Alan Burnett (animation writer), moderator Gary Miereanu (WB Animation PR), and others pay tribute to Dwayne in this panel. Room 254/256
Categories:  Animation | Comic Books | Nighttime Programming |Television

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