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Comic Con 2012: Archer Panel

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The one panel I was most disappointed in missing out on at Comic-Con 2012 was for FX's Archer, my favorite comedy currently on the air.  In attendance this year, seated from left to right in the photo below, were creator Adam Reed (who also provides the voice for Ray Gillette), H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer), Aisha Tyler (Lana Kane), Amber Nash (Pam Poovey), and Chris Parnell (Cyril Figgis).  Those folks are always a riot and usually bring an episode from the upcoming season.  This year was no different, but fear not because through the magic of the Internet you too

Comic-Con 2012: Firefly Panel

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the cult TV sensation Firefly, Science Channel gathered creator Joss Whedon, executive producer Tim Minear, and cast members Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Sean Maher, and Summer Glau at Comic-Con International 2012. The Comic-Con events guide stated they were reuniting "for the first time ever," which seems hard to believe in light of their intense popularity online and at conventions. However, considering how great the turnout was for the panel, fans began waiting in line the night before as early as 10pm when the convention hall closed, and the line ran so long that
With Comic-Con only days away from its takeover of the wonderfully accommodating city of San Diego, fans of all makes and models are talking, tweeting, and posting their excitement for the event. With the con having grown to proportions over the past several years that no one could have predicted, this now-cyclical round of excitement is also followed by the now-cyclical observations wondering what place (if any) the comics of the convention's namesake hold at the spectacle. There's no question that attendance is in overdrive more and more, every year. People stood in line last year during the wee hours of the
The full day's schedule for Sunday can be found at their website.  Sunday is usually a light day.  Many people heading home and the programming ends at 5:00.  Below are selected highlights of panels and the reasons why you just may find me in them: 10:00-11:00 The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel-- There might not be comic book industry were it not for Jack Kirby...and if you don't know who that is, you really don't belong at this convention. Each year, his friends and co-workers gather to talk about Jack and his work and to marvel (no pun intended) at
The full day's schedule for Friday can be found at their website.  Below are selected highlights of panels and the reasons why you just may find me in them: 10:00-11:00 Remembering Jerry Robinson and Joe Simon-- Jerry Robinson was a key artist on Batman in the 1940s, the co-creator of The Joker, and later an accomplished newspaper strip artist and political cartoonist. Joe Simon was half of the legendary team of Simon and [Jack] Kirby, the co-creator of Captain America and other Simon-Kirby classics, and later the creator/editor of Sick magazine. We've recently lost both of these legendary figures in
Thursday saw quite a bit of hubbub on the Internet.  Oh sure, there were a few people talking about the Supreme Court, but for a certain group of folks Christmas came early as Comic-Con International began to announce their schedule of programming for 2012.  The full day's schedule for Thursday can be found at their website.  Below are selected highlights of panels and the reasons why you just may find me in them: 11:00-12:00 Filmation and Lou Scheimer: Celebrating a Generation of Animation and TV Heroes-- One of the most successful and groundbreaking television animation studios was Filmation, whose productions
Following in the footsteps of Warner Bros. TV, 20th Century Fox Television has released their roster of panels for the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, and the three-day schedule looks awfully slight in comparison. Now, Wednesday is Preview Night, which traditionally sees little programming take place because the Exhibition Hall is the main focus, but Thursday is the first full day of the convention, so it's not clear why that day is free of Fox TV. Of course, more panels could still be announced as the convention approaches. The limited variety of programs also makes Fox look weak in comparison
As the anger and sadness generated from the infuriating clustercusses that are ticket sales and hotel reservations for Comic-Con International: San Diego continue to haunt folks shut out this year, those of us lucky enough to attend have to deal with the insanity that is the event itself. That involves making plans for what panels and events to attend, which should include back-up options because it's not likely someone can do everything they would like to.  Warner Brothers Television has provided a nice teaser for their convention programming as they reveal what series will have panels and where there will