Sunday, June 21, 2009

HeroesCon 2009: Day 3 — Part 1

Posted By on Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 6:52 AM

Well folks, here we are at the last day of the annual HeroesCon comic book convention — here in sunny (and hot as hell) Charlotte, N.C. What good stuff is going on today? I've picked a few things that shouldn't be missed:

12 p.m. — ED BRUBAKER & STEVE EPTING IN CONVERSATION Room | 217A — The guys who killed Captain America (and the guys behind The Marvels Project) sit down with Newsarama's Zack Smith to, as the Heroes Web site says, "discuss their collaborations" and more. Should be fun getting  inside the minds of these murderers!

PANEL BY PANEL: George Perez, Mark Waid, and Brave & The Bold #4 | Room 213BCD — Also going on at noon is this extra geeky event: Legendary artist George Perez and star writer/editor Mark Waid walk through a comic they created — panel-by-panel. Wow. If you're a interested in the process behind comic book creation, this is must-see con programming.

THE LONGBOX UNVEILING | Room 217BCD — Making its debut to the general public for the first time, The Longbox digital platform promises to revolutionize the world of digital comic distribution. Hey, the world is going digital; this may be the "killer app" for the comic book industry. Come see and find out.

1 p.m. — "THE CARTOONIST: Jeff Smith, Bone, and the Changing Face of Comics" Documentary Screening | Room 217BCD — You've got to be on hand to see this new documentary all about artist/writer Jeff Smith. Nuff said.

1:30 p.m. — HISTORICAL COMICS | Room 217A — Creators like Jason Lutes (Berlin), Matt Kindt (Superspy) and more sit around to talk about the creation and implications of comics that deal with historical events.

3 p.m. — FRANK CHO AND BRANDON PETERSON IN CONVERSATION Room 217A — Artists Frank Cho and Brandon Peterson talk about drawing and such. Comic artists in training should definitely come and take lots of notes.

MARVEL: X-MEN | Room 217BCD — Also at 3 p.m., come hang out with X-Men writer Matt Fraction one mo' time and hear what evil things he has planned for the "children of the atom."

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