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Offline SamTurtledove

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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2015, 11:06:56 PM »
5:00pm - 6:00pm
More Greatest Movies Never Made: The Sequel
Room 7AB

Take another look back at some of the greatest genre projects that never made it to the silver and small screens, from Philip Kaufman's Star Trek: Planet of Titans (the original '70s Star Trek reboot that was never made) and Rick Berman's Star Trek: The Beginning to David Lynch's Ronnie Rocket and One Saliva Bubble and Alejandro Jodorowsky's mind-blowing adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune. Panelists include filmmakers Steve Scarlata (producer,Jodorowksy's Dune), Ashley E. Miller (writer, Thor, X-Men: First Class), Charles de Lauzirika (Crave, Blade Runner Blu-ray, Twin Peaks Runner Blu-ray), Steve Melching (writer, The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave & The Bold), Edward Gross (The 50 Year Mission), Thomas P. Vitale (Planet X) and Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Free Enterprise).

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Generations in Conversation: Terry Brooks and Pierce Brown
Room 4

Terry Brooks (Shannara series) has been writing fantasy for nearly 40 years, and his editor Anne Groell has been editing for more than 20 years. Author Pierce Brown (Red Rising) arrived on the scene only 1 year ago, while his editor Michael Braff began his career 5 years ago. Both authors were instant New York Times bestsellers-Terry in 1977 and Pierce in 2014. Both have sold their stories to Hollywood. And both have very passionate fans. Join these authors and their editors as they discuss the changing landscape of book publishing, genre fiction, and how their experiences compare as the legend versus the rookie.

Offline Angology

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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2015, 06:45:10 AM »
Spotlight on Skottie Young
Thursday July 9, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Eisner Award-winning artist Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland, Rocket Raccoon) and then some. Jim Viscardi (, Let's Talk Comics) grills the artist about his career, his new books, and where he get's his inspiration from. Want to know which is his favorite young Marvel character to draw? Does he hate Fairyland? Find out here!

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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2015, 06:44:40 PM »
I think this one looks cute

Tattooine Law: Legal Lessons from Star Wars
Thursday July 9, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

Federal Magistrate JudgePaul Grewal, Gerry O'Brien (NY political consultant and novelist), Jessica Mederson, Esq. (The Legal Geeks), and Joshua Gilliland, Esq. (The Legal Geeks) explore the legal system from a galaxy far, far away. The panel will jump to light speed to explore the many legal lessons on Tatooine, including the intricacies of property ownership of R2-D2 and C-3PO; employee and independent contractor safety issues in Jabba's Palace; and Han's legal justification to shoot first.
2022 Cons: Celebration, Five Points Festival, SDCC, NYCC, IX, PAX Unplugged
2023 Cons: Five Points Festival, SDCC, Toy Fair, NYCC, IX, PAX Unplugged