Six panel presentations are scheduled throughout the day of the convention each featuring a particular facet of comics from the creation of the superhero responsible for establishing comics as the viable entertainment medium it is today from the pages of comic books to the silver screen.
• “Hollywood Magic” featuring Hollywood Prop-Man Mike May (11:00-11:50am) – Our only media guest, Mr. May will
share his experiences working behind the scenes on such TV classics as Batman, Lost In Space, the Munsters, Star Trek, Time Tunnel and more.
• “Superman: The Man of Steel” presented by the Siegel & Shuster Society (1:00-1:50pm) – Discover how Superman
was created, who the creators were, and how the Siegel & Shuster Society is preserving their legacy.
• Meet Mike W. Barr, Norm Breyfogle, and Joe Staton (2:00-2:50pm) – Enjoy an hour up close and personal with
comics legends Mike W. Barr, Norm Breyfogle, and Joe Staton as they share their experiences working together
on such titles as Batman, Green Lantern and more.
• “How to Create Your Own Comic Book” presented by Marc Sumerak (3:00-3:50pm) – Join Eisner and Harvey
Award nominated writer Marc Sumerak as he shares how
• Meet Legendary Writer Gerry Conway with guest moderator Chris Yambar (4:00-4:50pm) – Look back over the
career of one the legendary comic book writers who created the Punisher, Firestorm, and the controversial
Death of Gwen Stacy storyline.
• “The 40th Anniversary of Funky Winkerbean” presented by Tom Batiuk (5:00-5:50pm).
The Akron Comicon is a one day show being held in The University of Akron's Student Union Ballroom on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 303 Carroll Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 from 10am to 6pm.
Presale ticketsare $8 and are available at www.akroncomicon.com
until Wednesday, November 7th. All presale ticket holders will receive a free Akron Comicon exclusive poster available the day of the show. General admission tickets cost $10 at the door. Admission for Senior Citizens is $5. University Student tickets are $5 with a student I.D. All children age 10 and under are free.
For more information and updates you can visit the Akron Comicon fabebook
UPDATE - announced earlier today:
P. CRAIG RUSSELL TO APPEAR AT AKRON COMICON!
We are thrilled to announce Eisner Award winning artist and writer P. Craig Russell is scheduled to appear at Akron Comicon on November 10th. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a de
gree in painting, P. Craig Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on KILLRAVEN and DR. STRANGE, he went on to become one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for this underestimated field with, among other works, adaptations of operas by Mozart (THE MAGIC FLUTE), Strauss (SALOME) and Wagner (THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG. Russell is also well-known for his FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE series as well as his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS and CORALINE. http://www.artofpcraigrussell.com