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July 09 2006

Comic-Con has some Joss-related goodness on their schedule for July 23. Nancy Holder will discuss Buffy novels and other media tie-ins, the trailer for The Grudge 2 (which SMG has a small part in) will debut, and the California Browncoats will hold a group meeting. In fact, the Browncoats have a press release about the event and how they hope to raise lots of money for charity.

10:30-12:00 Media Tie-In Writers: United and Licensed to Thrill!— The hottest adventures for your favorite films and television shows aren't only happening on the screen. From Star Trek and Star Wars, to Buffy and Superman, to CSI and Monk, some of fiction's best-selling novels are media tie-ins. This year saw the organization of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and many of its members are here to share secrets from the familiar worlds they work to expand in print! This all-star panel of scribes are licensed to thrill! Alongside moderator Andy Mangels (Star Trek, Roswell) are Nancy Holder (Buffy, Smallville, Hulk), David Seidman (Fantastic Four, King Kong, Disney), Terry Erdmann (Monk, Last Samurai, Star Trek), Marv Wolfman (Superman Returns, Crisis on Infinite Earths), Jeff Mariotte (Angel, Superman, Conan), and David R. George III (Star Trek). Find out what the future holds in store for your favorite franchises! Room 2

12:00-1:00 Sony/Screen Gems— Those extremely vindictive Japanese ghosts are back to torment more beautiful young female American tourists in The Grudge 2. See the debut of the trailer and a panel with stars Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia) and Arielle Kebbel. Then, artist Tone Rodriguez will introduce the world premiere of the behind-the-scenes making of The Covenant graphic novel, along with the exclusive first look at the trailer for the new Screen Gems film The Covenant, which is scheduled to open this September in theaters everywhere. Room 20


1:30-3:30 California Browncoats Group Meeting— Browncoats are fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. Fans new and old, as well as anyone interested in quality storytelling, are welcome to the meeting. The group will be holding a thank you drawing for all those who donated at the Browncoat table on the show floor. They expect to have many unique and rare prizes from across the ‘verse, including the Grand Prize: Adam Baldwin’s cast signed shooting script from Serenity. You do not need to be present to win a prize. Tickets for the drawing and information about the fundraiser are available at the Browncoats table on the Mezzanine. Room 24A

And it's also Charisma Carpenter's birthday!
IDW will be discussing the Angel comics on saturday as part of the general IDW panel with Scott Tipton attending.
There will a clip of Southland Tales also shown at comic-con
and also some "surprises"
Apologies if this was mentioned somewhere already, but on Saturday:
8:00-10:00 CCI:IFF Extra: Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of Firefly and Serenity— Adam Baldwin hosts the telling of this vivid Browncoat story that features interviews with Joss Whedon, creator of Firefly and Serenity, the cast, crew, and most important, the fans themselves. Join filmmakers Brian Wiser and Jeremy Neish for a Q&A after the film! Room 6B

Rogue Slayer, I was gonna post that yesterday when I saw it, but forgot.

Definitely something I'm looking forward to!
Brian Lynch mentioned on his blog that he will also be part of the IDW Publishing panel to discuss Spike: Asylum. Friday, July 21st. 1:30 PM. Room 4. (he also said he would pull a rabbit out of Scott Tipton's ear)...
I added Eujean's link to the subject line, it makes more sense to have the info together rather than dispersed over two threads.
And from the autograph area list:

Bearing the Torch--and the Sword, and Shield, and Dragon...
Peter Beagle (The Last Unicorn), David Keck (In the Eye of Heaven), Todd McCaffrey (Dragon's Fire), Naomi Novik (His Majesty's Dragon), George R.R. Martin (A Feast for Crows), Rebecca Moesta (Crystal Doors), Eldon Thompson (The Obsidian Key)
AA4   Saturday, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Death by Engagement
Christa Campbell, Philip Creager, Iyari Limon, Sascha Knopf, and Pennie Orcutt
AA8   Saturday, 3:00 am – 7:00 pm
AA8   Sunday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Media Tie-In Writers
Nancy Holder (Daughter of the Flames), David Seidman (Fantastic Four), Terry Erdmann and Paula Block (Monk Episode Guide), Marv Wolfman (Superman Returns), Jeff Mariotte (Age of Conan: Dawn of the Ice Bear), David R. George III (Star Trek: Crucible )
AA3   Sunday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Urban Fantastic: Our World Made Less Mundane
Kelley Armstrong (Broken), Peter David (Fall of Knight), Nancy Holder (Daughter of the Flames), Dark Shadows' Angelique  actress Lara Parker (Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch), John Ridley (What Fire Cannot Burn), Samantha Sommersby (Forbidden: The Claim)
AA4   Saturday, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Individual Signings

James Leary, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Comeback)
AA18  Friday, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AA18  Saturday, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sorry -- posted the link to the CA Browncoat's Press Release and then saw that it was in the original post. That was a lot not right.

From the release:

"Said one California Browncoat, 'We’re geeks for Firefly and Serenity, but we’re also geeks for doing good."

[ edited by QuoterGal on 2006-07-10 00:20 ]
**Please Note** The California Browncoats Fan Table was recently assigned to the main Exhibit Hall. It will be at A11 and A12 in the Exhibit Hall (all the way to the right, and all the way back--same place as last year).

FYI: As noted above, The California Browncoats meeting is for the prize drawing for the charity fundraiser. The prize list is pretty amazing. BTW, you can donate online and be entered without going to Comic-Con.

The fan table will also have a bunch of Browncoat merchandise from several suppliers.
That's all cool and everything, but where is Joss himself? Isn't he coming? He hasn't missed a Comicon in years. He's a staple of the whole thing. And he has plenty stuff going on to talk about.

Yeah I know, not like it's a given, but it's a bummer. I was looking forward to a Q&A with just him like in 2003. If he's on his own he can really get going. It's always good stuff.

Come on Joss, you finished the WW script right? Donthca need a nice diversion?? A little break? Little Comicon visit? Come on, you know you want to....;)
Let's add to the announcements one I saw on Adult Swim last night: there are going to be 2 Adult Swim panels on the Saturday of the con, and our own Seth Green is going to be on one of the panels to talk about Robot Chicken! (Actually, Seth is going to be all over the place!) :-)

Here's more from the Saturday schedule for Comic-Con:
5:30-7:00 [adult swim] 2 for 1— That's right. Here's your chance to see new stuff and ask dumb questions. Panel #1: Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Jim Fortier (Squidbillies), Dino Stamatopoulus (Moral Orel), and Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha (Metalocalypse) will kick off the first half of this year's panel. Panel #2 follows with Seth Green and Matt Senreich (Robot Chicken), Jackson Publick (Venture Brothers), Adam de La Pena, Todd James, and Peter Girardi (Minoriteam), and Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tom Goes to the Mayor). The gang's all here. You should be too. Room 6CDEF

Also on Saturday:
10:30-12:00 Lost: Season 3— You won't want to miss this panel with Jorge Garcia (Hugo “Hurley” Reyes) and Daniel Dae Kim (Jin-Soo Kwon) from the cast of ABC’s hit show Lost as they are joined by co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producers Bryan Burk and Carlton Cuse to discuss the new season of Lost. They'll preview excerpts from the Lost Season 2 DVD box set, take questions from the audience, and perhaps even offer some surprises! Room 20

11:30-12:30 Greg the Bunny— Greg the Bunny is an adult-themed puppet show that began on New York public access and has since had life as a series on IFC and a Fox sitcom. IFC and Shout Factory are releasing the Greg The Bunny: The Best of the Film Parodies DVD in October. Creators Sean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, and Dan Milano bring their puppet pals along for a Q&A session and an appearance by friend and collaborator Seth Green (Robot Chicken). Room 6CDEF

11:30-12:30 Top Cow: Freshmen— Top Cow president/COO Matt Hawkins, the Freshmen crew with Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Austin Powers) and Hugh Sterbakov, and the rest of the herd will showcase next year's big launches and projects! Room 8

Jewel Staite was at TT20 in Toronto this past weekend and said that Joss was w-a-y behind on Wonder Woman. Now this may be old news - didn't he come here just recently and not quite tell us he had really truly finished the first draft? But could be he didn't know where he was going to be with the script and didn't want to commit himself to ComicCon.
Whedon is nominated with John Cassaday for an Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for Astonishing X-Men (Marvel). I'd bet Cassaday will attend the Con, and I wonder if Joss could stay away :) However, I too wish there were scheduled events.

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