Panels

Saturday 

PANEL DAY AND TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE

11:30 AM  Room 2

A Conversation with Tony Todd

12:00 PM Room 1

30 Years of Bwah-Ha-Ha: Talking About Justice League International

In 1987, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire revamped the Justice League with a new lineup and new tone. Join the creative team for a discussion about their acclaimed run and other projects. Moderated by Rob Smentek.
 

12:30 PM Room 2

The Life and Times of Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash is a professional wrestler and actor. He started his wrestling career with World Championship Wrestling in 1990 and later leaving the WCW in 1993 to sign a contract with World Wrestling Federation. Throughout his time in the wrestling world, Kevin went back and forth between WCW, WWF, and the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. He’s now signed to WWE as a legend to help promote wrestling events. Kevin is making his way into films with his role in Magic Mike XXL.


1:00 PM  Room 1

Humor Comics

Kyle Baker, Shannon Wheeler, Craig Yoe, John Holmstrom, Bill Wray


1:30 PM   Room 2

Ernie Hudson is an actor who became a household name as Winston Zeddemore in 1984 when Ghostbusters hit theaters, since then he has been in various film projects including Ghostbusters 2, The Crow, HBO's Oz and many others. Join Ernie as he sits down with Mike Noren of Audibly Exquisite as they talk about Ernie's amazing career.

2 PM  Room 1

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Longbow Hunters and More With Mike Grell

After decades of languishing in backup strips and as an on- and off-again member of the JLA, Oliver Queen was put in the forefront of the DC Universe thanks to Mike Grell’s ground-breaking and controversial 1987 mini-series Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters. At ECC, Grell will discuss his seminal work on the character—who has reached new peaks in popularity thanks to the CW —as well as his long history in the field as the writer/artist behind such popular comics as Warlord and Jon Sable: Freelance. Moderated by Rob Smentek.


2:30 PM   Room 2 
Marvel Bronze Age

Find out what happened behind the scenes of Marvel Comics with the editors, writers, and artists who were there! John Trumbull of AtomicJunkShop.com and BACK ISSUE magazine talks with Bob Budiansky (Transformers, Fantastic Four, Daredevil), Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, X-Men), Jim Salicrup (Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four), and Bob McLeod (New Mutants, Rough Stuff) about what it was like to work for the House of Ideas in the 80s and 90s.

3:00 PM  Room 1

JUDGE DREDD: 40 Years of Dredd
Comic creators John Higgins, Ulises Farinas, and Erik Fretas discuss their take on the greatest judge of all.


3:30 PM   Room 2
A Conversation with Denny O'Neil

 Denny O'Neil is regarded as one of comics' finest storytellers, a writer and editor whose career spanned decades with DC, Marvel and Charlton. His Green Lantern/Green Arrow run with artist Neal Adams brought social relevance to mainstream comics and his work with Adams on Batman helped reinvent the character for the modern era with the creation of Ra's al Ghul and the return of the Joker to his homicidal roots. His other notable works include The Question, Iron Man and Daredevil -- as well as being the editor who oversaw the infamous death of Jason Todd. O'Neil will discuss the highlights of his career with 13th Dimension editor Dan Greenfield and take questions from the audience.
 

4:00 PM   Room 1 
Garbage Pale Kids 

Artists James Warhola, Tom Bunk, Jeff Zapata, Joe Simko, and Mark Pingitore. A discussion on the history of the iconic Garbage Pail Kids

4:30 PM    Room 2

MAKING CREATOR OWNED COMICS
Indie comic creators on how they do what they do.
Dave Ryan, Alex Simmons, Charles Forsman, Adam McGovern, Michele Fiffe.

5:00 Room1

Fabian Nicieza is considered one of the most important writers in the X-Men mythos and has been responsible for among many things, the creation of Deadpool. Topics touched upon will feature all facets of Fabian's career including his time at Marvel, DC, and Valiant. Fabian will be joined alongside Peter Melnick of Audibly Exquisite and will be taking fan questions.


Sunday 

11:30 AM Room 2

Lost In Space

The Space Family Robinson -- Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen and Bill Mumy -- get together with 13thDimension.com editor Dan Greenfield to discuss being Lost in Space, as well as take questions from the audience.


12:00 PM Room 1

Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt 30th Anniversary Spotlight
In 1987 Marvel creators took the flagship character in a new direction and created a classic. The Spider-Man crossover KRAVEN'S LAST HUNT was moody, dark, and dynamic--part of a wave of influential comics that challenged and changed how superhero tales get told. Join JM DeMatteis, Mike Zeck, Bob McLeod, and Jim Salicrup to talk about the story as well as the story-behind-the-story. Moderated by Brandon Montclare.
 

12:30 PM Room 2
TBA

1:00 PM RM 1
Writing Comics

Ann Nocenti, David Walker, Bob Budianski, Brandon Montclare, 

1:30 PM  Room 2

Allen Bellman's Golden Age of Comics

2:00 PM Room 1
TBA

 

2:30  Room 2

A Conversation with Marv Wolfman
Few writers get to remake an entire universe but Marv Wolfman got to do just that with artist George Perez in Crisis on Infinite Earths, the ground-breaking '80s DC maxiseries whose ramifications are felt even today. Even so, that's but one of Wolfman's major contributions to comics. He not only helped co-create The New Teen Titans, he produced storied runs on Tomb of Dracula, Daredevil and Adventures of Superman. Wolfman sits down with 13th Dimension editor Dan Greenfield and will also take questions from the audience.


3:00 PM Room 1
TBA

3:30  Room 2
Kevin Altieri: Directing Batman The Animated Series


2017 is the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series -- and director Kevin Altieri was there at the beginning. Altieri directed some of the series' best-known episodes, including "On Leather Wings" -- the first produced installment of the show -- as well as "The Cat and the Claw, Part 1," "The Demon's Quest," "Feat of Clay, Part II," the classic "Two-Face" and many others. In a conversation with 13th Dimension editor Dan Greenfield, Altieri discusses what it took to bring the Dark Knight to the screen and will do an audience Q&A.


4:00 PM 1


5:00 PM End of programming.  Room will be used for Cosplay contest from 5 pm to 6:30pm.