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Archives for 08/20/2011 10:38 pm
Embedded in the carpet of the new Gungahlin Public Library in Canberra, Australia.
Clearly, then, you can’t rely on schools to teach these prospective writers to read. You’ll have to do it yourself. Fortunately, there’s an easy way. Comic books.
It seems that everyone has discovered that the Baltimore Comic-Con is one of the friendliest and most star-studded comics shows on the circuit.
We don’t have figures of magnitude yet, but pre-sales and attendance this year are WAY up. While the crowds on Saturday were always brisk, when we arrived at noon today it was difficult to get into the show floor past giant lines for Jeff Smith, David Finch, and (of course) Stan Lee. Reportedly there was a giant line that wrapped around the block to get in this morning before the show opened.
Or as one exhibitor told us, “At 9:30 when they let in the VIP badge holders I thought ‘Good crowd.’ At 10 when everyone got in, I was ‘Oh my god.'”
So, this weekend in Anaheim (home of Disneyland), the D23 Expo is taking place.
Dedicated to All Things Disney, this show will feature Marvel Comics for the first time, with appearances by Joe Quesada, Kevin Feige, and Marvel creators.
Joe Quesada will be hosting a panel on Sunday, at 10:15 AM.
I hope someone pulls a “Batgirl” and questions Mr. Quesada about the “legends” of Marvel, and how Marvel honors their contributions to Marvel’s legacy. Given the concentrated nature of the fan-fest at “The Happiest Place on Earth”, it is very unlikely. So I’ll ask them here!