Dan Dare, Jenna Jameson, and Grant Morrison — Can you imagine the buddy pic? Morrison teams up with Virginonce more to announce an animation project with the company. More details in the jump.
Here’s a taste of how you can experience Virgin Comics first-hand at the Con. Be sure to check out our various panels and stop by the Virgin Comics booth (# 1415) to pick up some free Comic-Con goodies!
Friday, 4/18 6pm – 7pm Room 1E15: “INDIA’S EDGE is India’s Fantasy – Shakti”
Join legendary comic author Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Doom Patrol, The Invisibles) as he exposes the Indian influences in his work and introduces his new animated project with Virgin Comics. Joining Grant is Virgin’s Chief Creative Officer Gotham Chopra and Sharad Devarajan, Virgin Comics CEO, as they discuss their line of Indian-infused fantasy comics called SHAKTI (including Ramayan 3392AD Reloaded, Devi, Deepak Chopra’s Buddha, Project: Kalki and others). Pronounced shuk-TEE, an ancient Sanskrit word meaning Power, these comics tap into thousands of years of storytelling, folklore and mythology.
Friday 4/18, 7pm – 8pm Room 1E15: “Girls Who Kick Ass”, featuring the Shadow Hunter herself… Jenna Jameson!
How do the ladies creating comics do it? They’re constantly blowing us away with the most outrageous and provocative titles. Jenna Jameson (Shadow Hunter), Colleen Doran (Distant Soil, Reign of the Zodiac), Amanda Connor (Birds of Prey, Painkiller Jane, Lois Lane), Louise Simonson (New Mutants, X-Factor, Superman) and special guests reveal why they know what Fan-Boys want.
Friday 4/18 8pm – 10pm IGN Theater: Free copies of The Stranded at “SCI FI Friday Night Screening”
SCI FI is hosting a special advance screening of Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who, and each attendee will receive a special The Stranded mini comic. Written by Mike Carey, this collaboration between SCI FI Channel and Virgin Comics has oficially been picked up as a 2 hour pilot for SCI FI!
Saturday 4/19 1:30pm – 2:30pm Room 1E12-13-14: DAN DARE: BRITIAN’S GREATEST HERO – What Americans Need to Know!
This is the one you’ve been waiting for. Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher, John Woo’s Seven Brothers) will be making his first U.S. public appearance in many years to discuss the brilliance of Dan Dare’s enduring legacy and why he needed to write this quintessential British story for readers in the U.S. In Garth’s own words, “He’s our Captain America, our Superman, our Batman, he’s all of them rolled into one. He’s the original and the best.” Joining Garth is Peter Hampson, whose father, Frank, created Dan Dare in 1950 and Larry Lieberman, Chief Marketing Officer of Virgin Comics.
Also, keep an eye on www.nycomiccon.com for information on special autograph sessions with Garth Ennis and Jenna Jameson.