Archie Comics has released its complete signing, panel, and booth schedule for the show.

archiesdcclogo.jpgThursday, July 23

11:30-12:30 Archie Comics: Archie Marries Veronica— It’s the wedding of the century, but that is just the start, with plenty of surprise announcements about the future of Archie Comics, including the latest news about Archie on television and in feature films! Panelists include Executive Producer of “The Dark Knight”, “Batman Begins”  and Archie writer Michael Uslan, new Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater, iVerse CEO Michael Murphy, IDW Publishing COO Greg Goldstein, Archie Comics president/director of circulation Fred Mausser, and Archie Comics vice president/managing editor Mike Pellerito. The panel is moderated by Archie’s public relations coordinator Rik Offenberger and features a Q&A session. An “Archie Marries Veronica” poster will be given to everyone attending the panel. Room 4

Thursday, July 23

3:30-4:30 Andrew Pepoy’s Professional Networking Seminar— Get set for a weekend of pressing the flesh and selling yourself with this popular Comic-Con seminar! Being talented isn’t enough—; getting work and continuing to work in the comic book and comic strip publishing worlds often means knowing the right people as well! Inker and writer/artist Andrew Pepoy (Katie Keene, “Fables”, The Simpsons),— celebrating his 20th anniversary in the business, —brings back his popular seminar to help teach you how to get out there and use Comic-Con to its fullest networking potential. Take advantage of this early time slot to put some of Andrew’s good advice to work over the next few days! Room 30CDE

Saturday, July 25

4:45-5:45 Vertigo Voices: The Fables Forum— It’s the Fables Forum, San Diego style! Come armed with your best questions and find out everything you want to know about “Fables.” It features Vertigo group editor Shelly Bond and the creators behind “Fables”, ‘Jack of Fables”, and “House of Mystery”: Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Matthew Sturges, Steve Leialoha, Lee Loughridge, Shawn McManus, Andrew Pepoy, Chris Roberson, Chrissie Zullo, and Todd Klein. Room 6DE

Saturday, July 25

6:30-8:00 Troma Roast— In Tromaville You don’t just roast ’em, you nuke ’em! Come see this no-holds-barred roast of Troma Studios president Lloyd Kaufman, featuring past and present BFFs: Stan Lee (Spider-man, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Hulk), Terry Jones (Monty Python), Brian Pulido (Lady Death, Evil Ernie), Richard Saperstein (Planet Terror, John Q, Se7en), James Gunn (Scooby Doo, “Dawn of the Dead”, Slither), Batton Lash (“Archie: Freshman Year”, “Supernatural Law”), Steven Paul (Ghost Rider, “Baby Geniuses”), Penelope Spheeris (“Decline of Western Civilization”, “Wayne’s World”), Ron Jeremy (“Boondock Saints’, “Studio 54”, Killing Zoe), Joe Lynch (“His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th”), Mick Garris (“Stephen King’s The Stand”, “Sleepwalkers”), Chad Gilbert (lead guitarist, New Found Glory), John Rieber (G4 senior VP), Jean Prewitt (Independent Film Alliance), Terry Stewart (president, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and more! What a way to celebrate 35 years of Reel Independence with Troma Entertainment! Indigo Ballroom/Hilton Bayfront

Sunday, July 26

11:00-12:30 Secret Origin of Good Readers— AKA “Evil Plots to Get Kids Reading.” The 9th annual Secret Origin of Good Readers panel consists of Dr. Robyn A. Hill (National University, San Diego), Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City), Bill Galvan (creator/artist “The Scrapyard Detectives”, artist for Archie Comics), Dr. Bill McGrath (National University), and Jim Valentino (creator/publisher Silverline Books/Image Comics). The panelists will discuss how teachers, librarians, retailers, authors, artists, and publishers can work together to bring comic books into the classroom for use as an innovative and motivating cross-curricular teaching tool and a vehicle for promoting reading and literacy. Through a multimedia presentation, personal remarks, and a question-and-answer session, the speakers will present an overview of the medium and highlight specific ways that comic books and graphic novels can be used to engage a variety of learners. Breakout sessions will follow the main presentation. The 70-page resource book “The Secret Origin of Good Readers” is available for free download by clicking here courtesy of Room 3

Sunday, July 26

12:30-1:30 Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakouts— This year’s Secret Origin of Good Readers program offers an extended opportunity for attendees to learn and network through select breakout sessions following the main presentation. Participants will be able to choose from two intriguing options: “Promoting Tolerance with the Scrapyard Detectives” with Bill Galvan (creator/artist) and Dr. Robyn A. Hill (teacher educator), or “Building Comics & Graphic Novels Collections in Classrooms and Libraries” with Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics) and Jim Valentino (creator/publisher Silverline Books/Image Comics). Room 3

Sunday, July 26, 2009

4:00pm – 5:00pm The Comic-con Wedding of Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon – Archie Comics would like to congratulate Sonic artist Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon on their upcoming wedding. The Couple will be getting married at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con.Ray Dillon & Renae De Liz met at the San Diego Comic-Con 5 years ago and are revisiting the Con for their wedding. ALL ARE WELCOME AT ATTEND THE WEDDING! Balcony of Convention Center

Visit Archie Creators at the San Diego Comic Con

  • Andrew Pepoy will be at Table JJ-02
  • Batton Lash will be at Booth 1909
  • Bill Galvan will be at Booth 5332
  • Craig Boldman will be at Booth 1307
  • Dan Parent will be at Booth F12
  • David Hutchison will be at Booth 2307
  • Renae De Liz will be at Table HH-07
  • Rich Koslowski will be at Table EE-03
  • Tania del Rio will be at Booth M10

Also in Attendance

  • Arie Kaplan
  • Chris Squires
  • Fred Mausser
  • George Gladir
  • Jon Goldwater
  • Michael Pellerito
  • Micahel Uslan
  • Patrick Owsley

Portfolio Reviews

Archie Comics Managing Editor, Mike Pellerito, will conduct Portfolio Reviews at the San Diego Comic-Con. Anyone interested in having their portfolio reviewed can meet with Mike Pellerito at Booth 5332 on Saturday July 25th. Reviews will be from 2:00-3:00

Archie Comics Creators Signing Schedule:

Attention San Diego Comic Con attendees: There will be an “Archie: Freshman Year” trade paperback signing, hosted by Exhibit A Press. Stop by and meet Batton Lash (writer), Bill Galvin (artist), Mike Pellerito (editor) and other denizens of Archie Comics who just might happen to stop by! Pencil it in: Booth #1909, Saturday, July 25, 1-2pm. Be there or be square!

via Archie Comics


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