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WWC: DC plans

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As always, DC Comics will be sending a full complement of creators, editors and staffers to Wizard World Chicago, which kicks off with Preview Night tonight and goes into full swing tomorrow. If you happen to go, please give a special shout out to dear Alex Segura, who suffered a foot injury during maneuvers in San Diego, but is still seeing full active duty in Rosemont like the trooper he is!

On Thursday, August 3, members of the DC Comics staff and freelance community will be on hand at Wizard World Chicago!

DC Comics freelancers scheduled to be at the convention include:

* Jason Aaron (THE OTHER SIDE)
* Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, LOVELESS)
* Barsom (DC Direct sculptor)
* Talent Caldwell (GEN13)
* Wesley Craig (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE)
* Tony Daniel (TEEN TITANS)
* Jesse Delperdang (BATMAN)
* Alé Garza (SKYE RUNNER)
* Keith Giffen (52, BLUE BEETLE)
* Peter Gross (LUCIFER)
* Mike Huddleston (MAN-BAT)
* Geoff Johns (52, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, TEEN TITANS)
* Christopher Jones (JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED)
* Dan Jurgens (INFINITE CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN)
* Jim Krueger (JUSTICE)
* Adam Kubert (ACTION COMICS)
* Andy Kubert (BATMAN)
* Josh Middleton (SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER, AMERICAN VIRGIN covers)
* Dustin Nguyen (MANIFEST ETERNITY)
* Ryan Ottley (SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL)
* Andy Owens (GREEN ARROW)
* Andrew Pepoy (JACK OF FABLES)
* James Shoop (DC Direct sculptor)
* Jim Starlin (MYSTERY IN SPACE)
* Jill Thompson (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL, THE DEADBOY DETECTIVES)
* Ray Villafane (DC Direct sculptor)

Led by DC’s President & Publisher Paul Levitz, the DC staff will be represented by key members of several departments.

Editorial staff attending the show includes Senior VP – Executive Editor, DCU Dan DiDio, Group Editor, Vertigo Bob Schreck, Vertigo Editor Will Dennis, WildStorm Editor Scott Peterson, and Coordinating Editor Jann Jones.

DC Direct will be represented in Chicago by VP – Design & DC Direct Creative Georg Brewer, VP – Business Development Jeff Trojan, Senior Art Director Jim Fletcher and Art Director Evan Metcalf.

From Creative Services, Senior VP – Creative Director Richard Bruning will be at the convention, along with Director – Creative Services Ron Perazza.

From Editorial Administration, Executive Director – Editorial Administration Jack Mahan will be at the convention, along with Manager – Editorial Contract Administration Larry Ganem.

DC’s Sales & Marketing staff will be represented by Senior VP – Sales & Marketing Stephanie Fierman, VP – Marketing John Cunningham, VP – Sales Bob Wayne, Director – Marketing Gayley Carillo, Manager – Events & Retailer Services Fletcher Chu-Fong, Manager – Marketing Matt Keller, Manager – Direct Sales Vince Letterio, Manager – Marketing Communications Adam Philips, and Representative – Events & Retailer Services Rex Ogle. Publicity Manager Alex Segura will be on hand as well.

DC will sponsor several panels at the convention, including:

Friday, August 4
DC Comics Talent Search – 10:00-10:45 am
Find out what DC Comics is looking for when it comes to artists and whether you have the right stuff to draw for the DC Universe, WildStorm, Vertigo, Mad and more! This informative orientation session will explain how DC’s Talent Search works. In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory – not all attendees are guaranteed a review.
One-on-One with Brian Wood – 12:30-1:30 pm
Join Brian Wood, writer and artist of Vertigo’s DMZ, in a Q&A hosted by Vertigo Editor Will Dennis. You won’t want to miss this!
The DC NATION Tour Continues – 3:30-4:30 pm
DC NATION is taking the world by storm, and Dan DiDio, Senior VP – Executive Editor DCU, invites you to be part of the revolution! Discuss surviving a Crisis, living in a world One Year Later and the weekly developments of 52. Rise up and join the nation!

Saturday, August 5
DC Comics Talent Search – 10:00-10:45a.m.
See description above.
DCU Editorial Presentation – 12:30-1:30 pm
Dan DiDio, Senior VP-Executive Editor DCU and Bob Wayne, VP-Sales are joined by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN), Andy Kubert (BATMAN), Geoff Johns (52, SUPERMAN, TEEN TITANS), Tony Daniel (TEEN TITANS), and Keith Giffen (52, BLUE BEETLE) for a peek into what’s upcoming in comics’ greatest universe!
Vertigo Editorial Presentation – 5:00-6:00 pm
You’re invited to get the lowdown on the premiere line of comics for mature readers with Bob Wayne, VP – Sales, Will Dennis, Editor – Vertigo, Bob Schreck, Group Editor – Vertigo, Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, LOVELESS) and Brian Wood (DMZ) as they present the latest news from the cutting edge and more!

Sunday August 6
WildStorm Editorial Presentation – 12:30-1:30 pm
Witness the upcoming evolution of the WildStorm Universe! Bob Wayne, VP – Sales and Scott Dunbier, Executive Editor – WildStorm, let you in on the ground floor of the coming WorldStorm in a panel featuring Talent Caldwell (GEN13), Dustin Nguyen (MANIFEST ETERNITY) and more!

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