San Diego Comic-Con is fast approaching! July 12-15 (preview night on July 11) to be exact. And as usual, I'll be there covering it for my podcast COMIC NEWS INSIDER as well as The Beat and possibly a bit for Stated Magazine. I'll also be on a couple of panels this year! Of course, the annual podcasters panel. And then I'll be moderating my first SDCC panel ever as well! Good pal Becky Cloonan asked me to moderate her Spotlight panel on Thursday! I'm super excited. I have experience of moderating panels at Heroes Con for the past few years but this is the big time, kids! If you're attending, please come see me and Becky chat! And then come back later that day to see a bunch of comic podcasters congratulate ourselves and generally tell you how we're so awesome. Here's the official info from the SDCC programming.
Thursday, July 12:
11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Becky Cloonan—Comic-Con special guest Becky Cloonan, one of the most versatile artists in comics today, talks to Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast host) about her career in comics and illustration, collaborating with writers, artists, and musicians, and the dark secrets she learned through 15 years of self-publishing. Room 32AB
6:00-7:00 The 7th Annual Comics Podcasting All-Stars— The legacy of comics podcasting continues. The world of comics podcasts has changed since they began in 2005 and this is your chance to see the pioneers of comics podcasting discuss how the comics industry has evolved and how it's affected podcasting. Always a panel full of passion and surprises, thanks to the podcasters appearing on the panel, who include Bob Bretall (The Comic Book Page), Brian "Pants" Christman (Comic Geek Speak),Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider), Josh Flanagan (iFanboy),John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Pat Loika (Loikamania!), andCameron Hatheway (Cammy's Comic Corner). Room 9