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  • JMS at Comic-Con 2009

    JMS has confirmed that he'll be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con again this year.

    Four-day and Saturday passes are already sold out.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    JMS is finally showing on the guest list for Comic-Con. Only Thursday and Sunday still have ticket availability.

    Anybody else going to be there? Don't forget, JMS is up for *three* Eisner awards this year.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      JMS responds to a request for his Comic-Con schedule:

      I'll be doing a writing workshop (Q&A based) on Thursday, and my
      spotlight on Saturday. I will likely be doing some panels as well,
      but those haven't been set yet.

      jms
      I've posted a request for him to post when he finds out about panels, too, since it sounds like there could be important announcements this year judging from the hint he dropped in the recent CBR interview.

      I hope everybody who wants to attend got their memberships already because the show's completely sold out.

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #4
        Yay! Comic-Con is starting to put up the schedule. Thursday will be JMS' writing seminar:

        3:30-4:30 J. Michael Straczynski: Professional Writing├╣ Ideas are a dime a dozen. Executing those ideas (instead of assassinating them) is what separates pro from wannabe. But only you know what steps you need to take to get there, so if you show up for this talk, bring questions to ask J. Michael Straczynski, who has created a massively successful cross-platform writing career in movies, television, comics, and print. Room 7AB
        Stay tuned...as I find more info I'll post it.

        BTW, if you check the home page, they're putting some tickets on Ebay each day it looks like. I think they're posting the times they'll be available via Twitter.

        Jan
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #5
          And the Saturday schedule is up now.

          4:45-5:45 Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski— Triple Eisner-nominated and Comic-Con special guest J. Michael Straczynski presents a freewheeling discussion about his work in comics (Brave and the Bold, Thor, Amazing Spider-Man), television (Babylon 5), movies (Changeling, Ninja Assassin, Forbidden Planet, Lensman and more) and anything else that comes to mind. Every year JMS's talks are a focus of heated conversation, and that's just between us and law enforcement when they show up midway through... Room 6A
          Of course, Friday evening is the Eisner awards and JMS and his work are nominated for 3 awards: Best Continuing Series (Thor), Best Limited Series (The Twelve) and Best Writer.

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jan View Post
            And the Saturday schedule is up now.

            Of course, Friday evening is the Eisner awards and JMS and his work are nominated for 3 awards: Best Continuing Series (Thor), Best Limited Series (The Twelve) and Best Writer.

            Jan
            It's quite likely he might turn up on one of the DC Comics panels to talk about his stuff coming up there as well as some of the other publisher's he's got stuff going on with. I doubt if he'll do anything with Marvel. Since none of his DC stuff has been released, I don't see him doing any signings at their booth. Hopefully he'll do at least one signing in the autograph area.

            Note that the Eisner's are at an offsite hotel this year at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (they are also having some TV panels during the day there as well).

            Definitely lots of stuff going on at the con that weekend. I'm still waiting for word on the CBLDF opening party (although the Amanda Palmer concert on Friday night is a CBLDF fundraiser with an appearance by Neil Gaiman likely). There's also Battlestar Galactica concerts with Bear McCreary (including VIP seating which might give you a shot at meeting some of the SyFy actors). SyFy is also turning a restaurant at the Hard Rock Cafe into Cafe Diem to promote Eureka.

            As usual, I'll be based out of the AZ SF Conventions table in the fan table area (although how much time I'll actually be at the table is unknown).

            Lee Whiteside
            Webmaster
            SFTV.org
            B520 ( http://www.azsf.net/b520 )

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sftv View Post
              Definitely lots of stuff going on at the con that weekend.
              If anybody manages to be be bored at Comic-Con they never should have bought a ticket!
              As usual, I'll be based out of the AZ SF Conventions table in the fan table area (although how much time I'll actually be at the table is unknown).
              Hope to see you there, Lee. Or at least I'll leave a note at the table.

              Jan
              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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              • #8
                A note from JMS about autograph session at Comic-Con:

                Title: Re: JMS at Comic-Con 2009
                Author: Joseph Straczynski <[email protected]>
                Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 23:53:04 -0700 (PDT)
                Message-ID: <[email protected]m>


                For those coming to the convention, be advised that at this point I
                only have one -- count 'em, one -- autograph session set up, at table
                AA 2 at 6:00 Saturday, right after my spotlight.

                I'm only going to have an hour, so I'm going to have to be really
                strict in enforcing the ten-item limit to make sure that everybody in
                line gets a fair chance.

                jms
                Jan
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                • #9
                  http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...ryId=2159&cs=1
                  Stars trek to San Diego for Comic-Con
                  Event evolves into celebrity-filled affair
                  By GREGORY ELLWOOD

                  Over the years, superfans have gotten accustomed to seeing their favorite stars at Comic-Con in San Diego, taking for granted the work it takes publicity teams to convince A-listers like Cameron Diaz or Peter Jackson to attend the pop-culture convention for the first time. And who can blame celebs for getting cold feet? Premieres and press junkets seem incredibly predictable when compared with facing the fans directly at Comic-Con, where fielding questions like, "Will you go out with me?" from shut-ins in superhero garb can be the norm. ...

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                  • #10
                    Damn and double-damn. I checked at the WB booth around 11:00 and again at 1:30 and they claimed no knowledge of any 'Ninja Assassin' screening. When I went back at 5:30-ish I was told they'd all been given out. For this I had to do the rat-maze thing *3* times. Got a couple of Green Lantern rings, though, and made some people happy when I gave them the goodie bags I'd snagged.

                    Damn.

                    In other news, JMS had his writing panel this afternoon. OUCH! He claimed not to be sick, just to have laryngitis but it sure sounded painful. Sadly the caliber of the questions wasn't all that great in many cases, either. As he put it, they were looking for the 'magic handshake' or secret formula to success but it's a matter of talent, persistence and luck.

                    Putting my poor abused feet up now...

                    Jan
                    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the update, and hang in there.
                      What a wonderful world you live in. -
                      Yeah, well, the rent is cheap, the pay is decent and I get to make my own hours.

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                      • #12
                        Sadly, JMS didn't win any of the three Eisner Awards he'd been nominated for.

                        Jan
                        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                        • #13
                          (simul-posted to RASTB5M and JMSnews.com)

                          Today was JMS' spotlight and he was in much better voice. It still cracked sometimes but it sounded much more like him today.

                          He started out by saying that he'd heard from a number of people via email asking for him to reprise his MIT speech. This was seconded by voice vote and he gave a slightly shorter version of his talk urging you to embrace the possibility of failure and not listen to the cautious voices that encourage you to stay safe.

                          - He's still not allowed to say a word about the new project he's got coming up for DC but he hummed a bit and it sounded just Super to me.

                          - He's got two creator-owned titles that will be coming out from Image. He's in talks with a couple of top artists and has hopes that we might see the first issues by spring 2010.

                          - When asked, he gave his personal word tht 'The Twelve' would be completed. First he was busy with other things, then Chris Weston was, then it was JMS's turn again but now he should have time to finish it up.

                          - There's at least one movie project he's working on for a Big Name that he can't talk about yet.

                          - He's been getting offers to direct more often lately and he's giving that some consideration.

                          All I can think of. I'll add to this if I remember anything else after listening to the recording.

                          Jan
                          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jan View Post
                            (simul-posted to RASTB5M and JMSnews.com)

                            Today was JMS' spotlight and he was in much better voice. It still cracked sometimes but it sounded much more like him today.

                            ....

                            All I can think of. I'll add to this if I remember anything else after listening to the recording.

                            Jan
                            Thanks for the update Jan

                            It's a bit of a pity we don't see JMS much here in Europe...
                            Jan from Denmark

                            My blog :

                            http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                            "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jan View Post
                              (simul-posted to RASTB5M and JMSnews.com)

                              - There's at least one movie project he's working on for a Big Name that he can't talk about yet.

                              Jan

                              I have a guess about what the movie is, and who the big name is, but since he can't talk about it, I won't say my guess either. Don't want to get in trouble
                              Flying around the room under my own power.

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