Hot day out. I need to get the camera working, because that little bird who built her nest on the porch last year is back, and she’s done it again! And laid two darling little eggs! I feel like I’m the mother!
Here, my friends, is some more art from NYX: No Way Home, if you haven’t seen it already (and just in case you didn’t know, I was blogging over here for the past two months):
First up is the Variant cover by Jo Chen (who also does the remarkable cover art for Joss Whedon’s Buffy series)…click on the picture to make it larger:
Next are two pages from Issue #1, with art done by the remarkable Kalman Andrasofszky:
Finally, here are two of the stunning covers being done by Alina Urusov (I just saw the cover for Issue #3 and it’s gorgeous):
Yesterday I posted most of my schedule for Comic Con—but the Powers That Be finally released the entirety of Thursday’s programming, and this is what has caught my eye. Whether or not I make it is another matter entirely. You practically have to camp out from morning onward if you want to get into some of the movie panels.
10:30-12:00 Comic Book Law School 101: Let�s Get It Started� A very good place to start…to start learning how to protect your intellectual property rights, that is! Learn the basics of copyright and trademark law in this popular interactive lecture series brought to you by noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book. This first workshop covers the basics of protection and ownership of ideas, works of authorship, characters, and names from conception through publication and beyond. Attendees will participate in an interactive discussion about basic rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, as well as new decisions and changes in the law and how they could affect those rights. Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections, and pitfalls, of the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. Note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for one (1) credit of California MCLE.] Room 30CDE
11:30-1:00 20th Century Fox: The Day The Earth Stood Still and Max Payne�
Stars Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, plus director Scott Derrickson and producer Erwin Stoff, present an exclusive look at The Day The Earth Stood Still, Fox’s contemporary reinvention of its 1951 classic. Keanu is Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval. As governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor’s appearance, a woman (Jennifer) and her young stepson get caught up in his mission�and come to understand the ramifications of his being a self-described “friend to the Earth.” Klaatu Barada Nikto.
4:00-5:00 Superhero Superfiction� Superheroes don’t appear just in comics anymore. Authors discuss how to write superhero prose. Panelists include superhero prose authors Kevin J. Anderson (Last Days of Krypton), Michael Carroll (Quantum Prophecy: The Awakening), Professor Christopher Chambers (The Darker Mask), Vicki Pettersson (The Signs of the Zodiac series), Gary Phillips (The Darker Mask), Melinda M. Snodgrass (Wild Cards), Caroline Spector (Wild Cards) and Doselle Young (The Darker Mask). Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 5AB
5:45-6:45 Showtime: Dexter� Showtime presents exclusives from the set of the highly anticipated third season of Dexter. Moderator Kristin Dos Santos (E!) presides over this revealing interview and Q&A session with the top stars and executive producers of Dexter, featuring Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Clyde Phillips, and John Goldwyn, plus a special guest! Room 6CDEF