Wizard World Texas - And the Winner Is... The Fans
Topic: Wizard World Texas
Wow, less than ten days to Wizard World Texas and all kinds of news to share. For instance, Single Edge Studio's Leigh Kellogg and Jason Janicki, the nice folks who bring you Wayfarer's Moon are expected to discontinue - or at least pause - their efforts at global extortion/destruction to attend the con.
Top Cow's Phil Hester has drawn up a special variant cover of The Darkness #7. The comic will be available for sale at WWTX the proceeds of which will benefit The Hero Initiative, a charity that helps comic creators in need.
I really dig Phil Hester. I'm angling for a Green Arrow sketch. I loved his work on the Archer's Quest book with Brad Meltzer.
Also in benefit of the Hero Initiative Wizard World will play host to geek themed Match Game styled "Game Show Night." From the press release:
Ethan Van Sciver, Terry Moore, Sean McKeever, Shane Davis, Phil Hester and others will grab their pen and paper and fill in the blanks during a rousing comic-book-tinted version of the classic game show, "Match Game." These superstar creators have worked on a veritable who's who of huge characters including Spider-Man, Captain America, Superman and Batman. Trying to match the creators will be numerous lucky fans who will have the chance to get onstage if the ticket they purchased is drawn. All proceeds from ticket and admission sales go to benefit the Hero Initiative and the lucky winners will receive original artwork and other memorabilia donated by the contestants and other top name creators.
Game Show Night is scheduled for Saturday evening, November 8th.
By the way, the entire program guide is now available on the Wizard site. At first pass, there's evening programming both Friday and Saturday nights. Way to go, Wizard people! That truly is excellent news. There's always lots of grumbling on the part of the fans about the early evening end of the con each night. Nice to know you guys are listening.
I'm awfully excited to see that DC Sales VP Bob Wayne will be in the hizzy to host the DC Nation Panel. Bob is always fun and this year, I get to snag his autograph on my Time Masters tpb. Woot!
Not so excited to note that Marvel Comics - once again - has thumbed its nose at Texas. No real Marvel presence at all this year. Boo. Hiss.
That's okay, though.
Plenty of other cool comics out there. So suck it, Marvel!
In the coming days, I'll highlight more cool stuff from the program schedule. I can barely stop myself from giggling!
Posted by Aron Head
at 9:20 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, 28 October 2008 9:21 PM CDT