Every year the smelly, bearded men who live in their parents’ basements, the tween hipsters with perfectly coiffed pompadours, and every comic book-loving stereotype in between gather to catch sneak previews of comics, movies, TV, pop culture, and gadgets and gizmos at Comic-Con. For those unfamiliar, Comic-Con is an annual convention in New York that brings together animators, writers, producers, and personalities from the world of comic books and pop culture. This year’s four-day event begins tomorrow, and is expected to draw more than 111,000 attendees. The anticipation and excitement for the New York Comic-Con is already in full swing!
Here’s our digital guide to all things Comic-Con so you can stay up to date on the event happenings:
Comic book writers to follow:
· @gailsimone –Gail Simone, who is an American writer of comic books. Best known for penning DC’s Birds of Prey, her other notable works include Secret Six, Welcome to Tranquility, The All-New Atom, and Deadpool. In 2007, she took over Wonder Woman
· @kellysue – Kelly Sue DeConnick, a writer of Western comics and adaptation editor of manga. She is also the writer for the new Captail Marvel
· @danslott – Dan Slott is a comic book writer best known for The Amazing Spider-Man, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell and She-Hulk.
· @ssnyder1835 – Scott Snyder, a multiple award-winning and bestselling American writer known for his 2006 short story collection Voodoo Heart, and his work in comic books, including American Vampire, Detective Comics, Batman, Batman: Gates of Gotham and Swamp Thing.
· @brubaker – Ed Brubaker, an Eisner Award-winning comic book writer and cartoonist. Brubaker’s first early comics work was primarily in the crime fiction genre with works such as Lowlife, The Fall, Sandman Presents: Dead Boy Detectives and Scene of the Crime. He later became known for writing superhero comics such as Batman, Daredevil, Captain America, Catwoman, Uncanny X-Men, and The Authority.
· @Oatmeal – Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal Web site and Web Comic Author.
Comic Websites and companies to follow:
Comic-Con personalities to follow:
· @nerdist – Chris Hardwick, TV personality
· @ wwwbigbaldhead
Hashtags associated with the event:
For media coverage, follow these sites on Twitter:
My Little Pony’s Friendship is Magic - they share details of the making of the animated series and how the “friendship” and “magic” are brought to life. It was a major success at the San Diego show.
Thurs. 10/11 6:15-7:15pm
Spotlight on “Superman” - The first big comics panel of the Con features Grant Morrison, Scott Lobdell, Rags Morales, and more talking about the future of the man of steel.
Thurs. 10/11 6:30pm-7:30pm
Marvel: House Ideas - Mark Waid, Matt Kindt and more hit this panel to talk about everything Marvel digital!
Fri. 10/12 11:15am-12:15pm
Street Fighter 25th Anniversary - Producers, prizes, and more celebrate this landmark for the fighting game series.
Thurs. 10/11 5:15pm-6:15pm
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2! - Get your first look at footage for the eagerly awaited conclusion, as well as surprises (Person of Interest’s Michael Emerson, who voices The Joker, perhaps?) and announcements about the upcoming slate from DC Animated.
Sat. 10/13 12:15pm-1:15pm
Sesame Street - Gordon and Elmo hit the stage to address Mitt Romney’s allegations that he’s going to fire them. Topical!
Sun. 10/14 12:00pm-12:30pm
Gamers, listen up: Nintendo will be attending as well and has a plethora of games available for play in a multitude of booths. The lists of games are as follows:
For Wii U:
- The Wonderful 101™
- Nintendo Land™
- New Super Mario Bros.™ U
- Game & Wario™
- Pikmin™ 3
- NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge
- Scribblenauts™ Unlimited
- Rayman Legends®
- Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition
For Nintendo 3DS:
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star
- Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
- Adventure Time™: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!
- Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask™
- Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon
- Style Savvy™: Trendsetters
- Kid Icarus: Uprising
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
For Nintendo DS™:
- Pokémon™ Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2
sparks & honey will also be tweeting LIVE from Comic Con on Friday, October 12th. Follow us @sparksandhoney to stay up to date!
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