The first panel I attended at last month’s San Diego Comic Con was “The Gene Roddenberry Legacy: Roddenberry in the 21st Century.” From the program – Building on his father’s legacy with Star Trek, Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Productions are bringing the Roddenberry philosophy into the 21st century, through their work on the forthcoming feature documentary Trek Nation, as well as the development of original content in webcomics such as Rod & Barry and Gene’s Journal. This panel features exclusive Comic-Con looks at new Roddenberry content and projects currently in development. Featuring Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, Trevor Roth (COO of Roddenberry Productions), and Allen Holzman (Emmy Award winning editor).
During the panel, we were able to view a newly finished trailer of Trek Nation, which has been in development for several years now. As a life-long Trek fan, I found it extremely poignant. And I’m looking forward to seeing the film in its entirety, when it’s completed.
Continue reading Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry and Trevor Roth Interview
Yes, I’m way behind on this one. But here are some photos from the panel where the stars of the classic Greatest American Hero tv show talked about their upcoming project: The Greatest American Hero Comic!
I was also able to sit down and talk to Robert Culp, Connie Selleca, and William Katt each about the upcoming venture. Unfortunately, the interviews on my digital recorder were extremely low quality, and I lost them.
The comic, which will be an updated take on the tv show, preview looks wonderful, and you keep watch for it here: http://catastrophiccomics.com/
Continue reading Comic Con Recap: Greatest American Hero Panel
Saturday morning I attended the Eye on the Future panel with authors Ann Aguirre, Tobias Buckell, Alan Dean Foster, John Zakour, and others.
Continue reading Comic Con Recap: Saturday & Sunday Author Panels and Signings
On Friday, I made it to the Scribe Awards: Media Tie-in Writers Panel. Unfortunately, not a lot of people showed up, which was a shame since it was very entertaining. Among the panelists, were some great authors of whom I’m a fan: Alan Dean Foster, Kevin J. Anderson, Andy Mangels, and Lee Goldberg.
Continue reading Comic Con Recap: Friday Author Panels and Signings
Over the course of the weekend, I attended quite a few author panels and was able to meet several of them that I’ve been in contact with over the past couple years. As I’ve said, meeting and hanging out with the authors and publishing contacts was the highlight of the trip.
The first author panel I attended was Star Trek: Without a Blueprint, where the various authors discussed their current Star Trek novels and upcoming projects. I do love reading Star Trek novels, but I attended solely to see Wil Wheaton, who is working on a manga line of the original series.
Continue reading Comic Con Recap: Thursday Author Panels and Signings
The craziest, most crowded area was, of course, the exhibit hall. When I realized I couldn’t see from one end to the other, I knew I’d never be able to conquer it all.
First, here are some shots of the various publishing company booths. It was great meeting up with several contacts. And I have to give a special thanks to the great people at Gold Eagle with whom I had a great time getting to know!
Continue reading Comic Con Recap: The Exhibit Hall
Getting stuck in Dallas, and getting home 12 hours later than I was scheduled, means I’m way behind in my Comic Con recaps.
I’ll be posting more soon on the panels I attended and the authors that I met. But until then, here is the haul of free books that I lugged back home from the event:
Continue reading Comic Con Recap: The Haul
Today I’m flying to sunny San Diego for vacation and Comic Con, the annual mecca for geeks. I have some posted (and giveaways!) scheduled over the next week. But I may be limited to how much I’m online. But I’ll definitely be posting photos, reviews, and interviews when I return.
Until then, have a great week!