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The Schedule (version 1.0)

For San Diego Comic Con International 2008.

(And by “The” I mean “My”)

Panels:

Thursday, July 24th:
5:30 to 6:30 – Dark Castle: Rocknrolla (Whiteout will be discussed; the poster shall be unveiled, and a release date given). Hall H.
6:00 to 7:00 – DC Nation. Room 6A.

Friday, July 25th:
6:00 to 7:00 – Final Crisis Management. Room 6A.

Saturday, July 26th:
12:45 to 2:00 – DC: A Guide to Your Universe. Room 6B.
5:00 to 6:00 – Oni Press Panelmonium 2008! Room 3.
5:45 to 7:15 – Gays in Comics Panel: 21 and Legal! Room 6A.

Scheduled Signings

Thursday, July 24th:
3:00 to 4:30 – DC Comics Booth.

Friday, July 25th:
11:00 to 12:00 – Bantam Booth (we’ll be giving out copies of Patriot Acts!)
1:30 to 2:50 – Oni Press Booth.
3:30 to 4:30 – DC Comics Booth.

Saturday, July 26th:
10:30 to 11:30 – Oni Press Booth.
11:30 to 12:30 – DC Comics Booth.

Sunday, July 27th:
10:00 to 11:30 – DC Comics Booth.

You will note that there are, already, several conflicts, mostly amongst panels. If you are looking for me in Location A and I am not there, the odds are very good that I’m en route from Location B, or trapped in Location C. I will be updating the blog at the show — no, not from the floor, I’m not nearly obsessive enough to manage that — and will note any changes in the schedule.

Couple other things to note. First, wherever and whenever I am signing, it’s perfectly acceptable to bring works from other publishers that I’ve written for my signature. This may seem obvious to some of you, but I’ve met more than one person at a show who has feared causing offense by bringing, say, Oni books for me to sign while I’m sitting at DC, or copies of the novels, or whatever; don’t be, it’s not a problem.

Second, July 27th is Nicola Scott‘s birthday. If you see her, wish her a happy birthday. I want nothing so much as to see her unable to take a step in the convention hall without people wishing her the best of the day. *cackles gleefully*

Third, on Friday at 3:30, there’s a spotlight panel on Geoff Johns. Geoff is not only incredibly talented, not only a good friend, and not only a terribly nice guy, but he’s a wealth of information about the process of writing. I doubt I’ll be able to attend myself, as I’ve a signing conflict, but if you do go, and you have questions for him, try asking him about writing, and not whether or not Wally is faster than Barry or whatnot. He is, most definitely, a writer people can learn quite a lot from.

Fourth, I’m trying to get a signing in with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. In addition, the plan is to deliver both a signed copy of the new The Question: The Five Books of Blood hardcover, along with one of the only remaining copies of the Montoya Journal, to the fund for auction. Those of you hoping to hold a copy of the journal in your sweaty little palms, here’s your chance!

Fifth, Matthew Southworth (and follow the link, by the way, and give Matthew’s music a listen; I think it’s quite good) and I will have some promotional material for Stumptown on hand at the show, in the form of an 8-page introductory short. As currently planned, some copies will come with bonus gimmick. Wait and see. There’ll also be an — in my opinion — very cool promo poster at the booth, designed by mercuryeric and Matthew that is, in my opinion, a triumph of PI geekdom. I’m actually hoping we can run off a slew of them for sale.

13 Responses to The Schedule (version 1.0)

  1. lithera

    I will do my best to find you to say hello and be a friendly face. Feel free to let me know if there is anything I can do to lessen the insanity. (I have fetched coffee and water for many a table trapped person in my time.) I can’t even imagine what it must be like trying to /be/ on panels and signing the like at San Diego. I got a little overwhelmed being a volunteer at ECCC.

    Geoff seems a very nice guy, the times I’ve met him. I do enjoy reading his work. Also, he’s a Red Wings fan, he brought back my favorite Green Lantern from the dead and included Flamebird all over the place. Huge points in my world, at least. I will have to look at the giant Matrix of Panels and see what is happening then.

  2. insektmute

    Once in awhile, I wish I still lived in California. This is one of those rare occasions :p

  3. lithera

    Oh, I also thought you might be interested in this paper on the costs of Homeland Security by Ohio State political science professor John Mueller. The abstract reads:

    This paper attempts to set out some general parameters for coming to grips with a central homeland security concern: the effort to make potential targets invulnerable, or at least notably less vulnerable, to terrorist attack. It argues that protection makes sense only when protection is feasible for an entire class of potential targets and when the destruction of something in that target set would have quite large physical, economic, psychological, and/or political consequences. There are a very large number of potential targets where protection is essentially a waste of resources and a much more limited one where it may be effective.

    http://psweb.sbs.ohio-state.edu/faculty/jmueller/ISA2008.pdf

  4. jonlaw

    Once again wish I could go to San Diego, but will just hang on for Bouchercon in Baltimore.

    Wish you a very good con both personally and professionally.

  5. jonlaw

    I have not been able to review the paper beyond the abstract as I am on the train at the moment, but the abstract does not seem that radical. Secretary Chertoff has been candid since he took up the job that there are limited resources and that DHS will be engaging in ongoing cost benefit analyses of what can be done on the budget given.

    Now, Professor Mueller may have a different set of priorities or may approach the issues differently from his particular tower, I will be interested in his approach.

    However, the idea that you can’t protect every target is not new and something in practice at the Department already.

  6. stealthbunny

    *grumbles something plaintively about free copies of Patriot Acts, which she STILL doesn’t have yet, and goes to kick the wishlist queue at PaperBackSwap.com. Again. Very. Hard. Damn thing hasn’t moved since the hardcover came out.*

  7. dewline

    NHL fan, Arisia, Flamebird…yep, all virtues in my book as well.

    Of course, Geoff supports the Red Wings, whilst I boost the Senators…well, no one’s completely perfect. :-)

  8. lithera

    *chuckles*

  9. jared465

    Stumptown

    Sign me up for the Stumptown swag if there is going to be any made available outside the SDCC! I have a conflict and i can’t make the show this year…..

    I do have a friend going for one day and the only thing i asked him to score for me is the Stumptown stuff!

  10. stacyx

    This makes hunting you down a lot easier :)

  11. admin

    Locating me and actually capturing me are two very different things ;) .

  12. stacyx

    Well you aren’t on the kidnapping list, but I can always pencil you in. It’s really not a problem.

  13. matchesmalone

    Barry. Duh.

    My real question for him will be, what’s the difference between a story and an incident, as I can’t seem to get that answered anywhere….

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