- Mar 17, 2010Since Donnie mentioned it,
here is the latest convention update in case any of you don't receive the email.
Hey Pitt-Con Posse,
Time is ticking down to Pittsburgh Comicon 2010. We've wrapped the Comicon mailer and it should either be in your hands or should soon be in your hands. (I don't know what the actual ship date is on the mailer) But as is always the case, just a soon as we wrap, new guests come in like a flood, so let me give you a heads up on what we have going on.
First, last week we added over 30 guests to the website,
New guests being added include,
. Hot off his work on the Batgirl/Red Robin Team up, Con favorite Talent Caldwell will be appearing.
. Eric Basaldua from Top Cow/Grimm Fairy Tales Fame is also coming to the show.
. Lastly, adding to our collection of comic legends for 2010 is Herb Trimpe.
Now I know, Herb has been trying to come to the show for the last 2 years, and in both cases something has come up that has prevented Herb from making it, however this year Herb is making an extra effort to be here. He has already sent us an incredible Wolverine for the 2010 Charity Auction. (You can check it out on our auction page www.pittsburghcomicon.com/charityauction.html ) And he is slated to take part in what will be an incredible panel of superstars on Saturday. (see below)
Let's talk about Events for a second. The events schedule is up on the website now. ( www.pittsburghcomicon.com/events.html ) The schedule includes such favorites events as the Charity Quick Sketch, The Charity Auction, Casino Night, The Comic Geek Speak Trivia Contest and much more. The schedule for 2010 also includes such varied events as: An Aspen Entertainment Panel discussing the companies plans for 2010, Star Wars Fan Films, a whole slate of events sponsored by Sci-Fi Alliance of Pittsburgh and even Belly Dancing plus Q & A's with Margot Kidder, Gene Colan, Camden Toy and others.
I do already have a change to the schedule that I have to let you know about. The schedule from the mailer is already obsolete. The ROY THOMAS panel scheduled for Saturday at 1 has morphed into a Legends panel discussing the Heyday of Marvel. I challenge you to come up with a more star studded panel than this. We're taking ROY THOMAS, GENE COLAN, HERB TRIMPE, JOE SINNOTT AND GARY FRIEDRICH, all on hand to discuss those much ballyhooed days at the House of Ideas and 1 hour could no longer contain this panel, so it has been extended to an hour and a half. (1:00 - 2:30 on Saturday).
To accommodate the extended panel (and so we don't have overlapping Joe Sinnott panels) The INKERS panel originally scheduled for 2:00 PM on Saturday has been moved to 3:00 pm on Friday.
Again this year we are promoting Sunday as KIDZ DAY.
FOR KIDZ DAY, anyone 12 and under will be admitted for FREE. We have kid/family events planned, including SCI-FI KIDS CRAFTS sponsored by the Sci-Fi Alliance of Pittsburgh and a LEARN TO DRAW THE DISNEY DUCKS Demo with Patrick and Shelly Block. Plus there will plenty of KIDZ GIVEAWAYZ. Chris Yambar and Mark Mariano are all ready on board for the Kidz Giveaway for Sunday.
So ARTISTS AND DEALERS, here is where I make my plea. Any artist or dealer that wishes to take part in KIDZ DAY with a special promotion/giveaway, send an email to pcomicon@... . Make sure to include the text: KIDZ DAY PROMOTION in the subject line. Detail your giveaway / promotion. Include artwork if you can and I'll make sure you are added to the list that will appear in both the Program Book and the Website. Additionally, I have 1 HOUR of panel time on SUNDAY if someone has a kids event they would like to host. Send your ideas. This will NOT be done on a first come first serve, I will make a decision on the best event and get it on the schedule. (the time for the panel is from 1-2 on Sunday) I feel strongly about this promotion and your participation is much appreciated.
One last thing before I go, Todd at New Dimension Comics will be premiering his exclusive cover for Grimm Fairy Tales: Dante's Inferno #1 The New Dimension Comics Edition at the show. Limited to 500 copies. One side will be a photo cover the other side a cover by Dave Nestler. For a preview you can visit: www.pittsburghcomicon.com/promotions.html
That's it for now. I'll be back with another update next week that will include the a Comicon Favorite artist's return to the Burgh and a COOL promotion that is being sponsored by the good people of N3RDCast ( www.neenerneener.net ).
Patrick A. Thomas
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