My 2008 Comic-Con San Diego plans

Here’s a rundown of my plans as of now, subject to change, of course. But the entire Con Schedule is now up, so I have a pretty good idea at least.

First of all, I will actually have a table in Artists Alley this year, compliments of the Con. It’s table AA14. When you get there, check the map in the program book for the location. I’ll be there for at least a few hours Thursday through Saturday, though I can’t say exactly when. Mornings each day would be a good time to look for me there, though. I’ll be selling my remaining stock of “Alphabets of Desire” and “Before You Read This”, and will also have copies of my Lettering Sampler in black and white, and a few hand-colored copies. All prints will sell for $22 except the black and white Lettering Sampler, which will sell for $11 (prices include California Sales Tax). I won’t be set up to accept credit cards, though, so cash is your best option. I’ll also have free bookmarks, and will be happy to chat and/or sign anything I’ve worked on. Hope you can stop by.

The Con begins with Preview Night on Wednesday from 6 to 9 PM. I’m hoping to be there, wandering around and doing a little shopping probably, but that’s 9-12 PM my time, so I probably will be tired and jet-lagged. If you see me, do say hi, but don’t expect much!

Thursday to Saturday the Con is open 9:30 AM to 7 PM, with some events later.

I like to attend a few of the guest’s Spotlight Panels when I have time. Some on Thursday that sound interesting are

Noel Neill 10:30 – 11:30 AM

J.G. Jones 11 AM – Noon

Paul Gulacy Noon – 1 PM

Eddie Campbell 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Don’t know if I’ll have time for any of those, but I’ll try to catch at least one. And then there’s my own personal Spotlight Panel from 2 – 3:30 PM. I KNOW I’ll be there.

If I wasn’t, I’d go to Bill Willingham’s Spotlight Panel from 3 – 4 PM. I might catch the end of it.

Mike W. Barr’s is 5 – 6 PM, but I’ll probably be Conned out by then.

Friday has a few panels that sound good. Spotlight panels for

Mike Grell 11 AM – Noon

Jim Starlin 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Keith Giffen 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Bernie Wrightson 5 – 6 PM

And also

Steve Rude Painting Workshop Noon – 2 PM

70’s Comics Panel hosted by Mark Evanier with a lot of folks I’ve worked with 12:30 – 2 PM

Scott McCloud on ZOT! 1:30 – 2:30 PM

And finally, the Eisner Awards begin at 8:30 in Ballroom 20. I will most certainly be there for the duration!

Saturday’s programs have more things I’d like to, or will definitely attend.

“Watching the Watchmen” with Dave Gibbons & Chip Kidd 11 AM – Noon

“Quick Draw!” is my very favorite San Diego Panel to go to every year. Mark Evanier directs three very fast artists, this year Sergio Aragones, Scott Shaw and Mike Peters, who each draw suggestions from Mark and the audience with hilarious results. If you haven’t seen this, try to go this year, you’ll laugh a lot. Unfortunately it will mean missing most of the previous panel, as it’s 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

“Lettering Roundtable” 2 – 3 PM. Hosted by Douglas Wolk, I’ll be on this one along with Tom Orzechowski, John Roshell, and one or two other “letterati”.

“Vertigo Voices FABLES Forum” 3 – 4 PM. I might well be on this one too. If not, I’ll probably be in the audience. Worth attending for the entertaining Bill Willingham and Matt Sturges banter alone, not to mention that of Shelly Bond.

Sunday I probably won’t be at the Con much. My brother Russ and his family are driving down from Los Angeles, and Ellen and I will be spending some quality time with them, probably at Sea World.

For those of you who can’t attend, I plan to Blog the Con again this year, as much as I can.

When will I sleep? Well, I usually don’t sleep much in San Diego anyway…too much excitement, and the time difference kills me. But I always have a great time!

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