Comic Con, Anyone?

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Hi writers,

Sorry I haven't posted yet this week. It's a pretty busy week for me because I'm getting ready to go to San Diego Comic Con next week. I'm really excited about it. I think everyone needs to pay attention to Comic Con. It's become more than just a comic convention... it's really a popular culture expo. Check out this article about why Comic Con is cool.

Artists and writers can make connections at the show whether your goal is to work for comics or for movies or television. It's a great place to try to rub elbows (of course, everyone else is doing that too...)

Nevertheless, I'll be at the show promoting books and plan on reporting on some cool things. Just a few teasers:

  • Ryan Mecum, author of Zombie Haiku will be there and his book is kickin' butt right out of the gate (I'll chat with Ryan about promotional ideas and maybe get some advice on making book trailers
  • The IMPACT UNIVERSITY panel from IMPACT Books will feature artists and comic writers giving advice on how to make it in the biz (writer Peter David, whose titles include a comic adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower, numerous comic titles and Writing For Comics With Peter David will speak; as well as Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game).

I'll also be cruising around the floor and will try to let you know about news I find out about cool movies, TV shows and other great stuff... not to mention posting cool photos from the show.

If you're coming to the show, there will be some great events sponsored by F+W... check out our schedule below:

  • F+W is proud to announce that worldwide fantasy artist John Howe, concept artist for the Lord of the Rings films, will be a Special Guest of the Con.John will be the subject of his own Spotlight Panel on Saturday, July 26, at 12:00 Noon, in Room 3.John's acclaimed artwork spanning his career will be featured, including never-before-seen concept art from LOTR.Immediately following his panel, John will be signing his Impact book, John Howe Fantasy Art Workshopat the IMPACT Books booth (#1415) at 2:00 p.m. Plus, find out how to get a signed copy of our limited edition John Howe Comic-Con exclusive poster (only 1,000 available)! Visit the booth for details.

  • Don’t forget to attend our popular IMPACT University: How to Write and Draw Comics and Graphic Novels panel (Saturday, July 26, at 6:00 p.m., in room 7AB)

  • Stop by the IMPACT Books booth (#1415) to check out signings by authorsPeter David (Writing for Comics with Peter David), Doug Chiang (Mechanika), Colleen Doran (Girl to Grrrl Manga, Manga Pro Superstar Workshop), Brian and Kristy Miller (Hi-Fi Color for Comics), E.J. Su (Mechaforce), Stephan Bucher (100 Days of Monsters) and Ryan Mecum (Zombie Haiku). 

*Check booth for schedule of signings.