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C2E2: Dark Horse makes their schedule for the show official

From WonderCon, straight into C2E2, Dark Horse has another big lineup for fans with panels and signings aplenty.

Dark Horse does Cons right and C2E2, coming up in Chicago this weekend, is no exception. Expect a full list of signings form your favorite creators, artists, and writers along with the usual panel listing which covers everything from stuff about the company to how to get into comics yourself (and stay there). Each event has the possibility of being capped as usual though, so be aware and get there early if you want in on the good stuff.

Also on hand, like at WonderCon, will be Dark Horse’s convention exclusives for 2014 including that awesome variant cover of the The Witcher #1. TAnd remember, purchases of that specific exclusive will go towards the benefit of Sharon and Stan Sakai. So a good cause there too.

Here’s your official rundown:

SIGNING SCHEDULE

Friday, April 25

11 a.m.           AMALA’S BLADE, MONSTROUS            Steve Horton

1 p.m.            BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER            Aly Fell

2 p.m.            THE OCCULTIST, SUNDOWNERS, JACK KRAKEN             Tim Seeley

3 p.m.            BUZZKILL             Donny Cates

4 p.m.            CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT, PREDATOR             Josh Williamson

5 p.m.            FURIOUS             Bryan J. L. Glass and Furious

                                    (cosplayer Ashley Hay)

6 p.m.            THE OCCULTIST, BATTLEPUG, THE ANSWER!             Mike Norton

 

Saturday, April 26

11 a.m.           THE FIFTH BEATLE             Vivek J. Tiwary

12 p.m.           THE GOON             Eric Powell

1 p.m.            TOMB RAIDER             Gail Simone

2 p.m.            THE SHAOLIN COWBOY             Geof Darrow

3 p.m.            AMALA’S BLADE             Steve Horton

4 p.m.            BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER             Aly Fell

6 p.m.            GRINDHOUSE             Chris Peterson

 

Sunday, April 27

11 a.m.           DREAM THIEF             Jai Nitz

12 p.m.           PROJECT BLACK SKY            Jenny Frison (Ghost),

                        Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight),

                        Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman)

1 p.m.            AMALA’S BLADE            Steve Horton

3 p.m.            BUZZKILL             Donny Cates

4 p.m.            BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER             Nicholas Brendan, Aly Fell (Ticketed*)

*A set number of tickets will be distributed first thing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Dark Horse booth. Please note that this signing is limited to comics only, with a maximum of two comics per person.

 

PANEL SCHEDULE

Friday, April 25

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Breaking Into Comics and Staying In! S401ab

With the shifting landscape of the comics industry, this is your invaluable guide to breaking into the comics industry. Join Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt, with writers Josh Williamson, Kyle Higgins, and Paul Allor, artist Robert Atkins, Marvel VP C. B. Cebulski, and Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie for the best panel on breaking in ever!

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Dark Horse Presents: Gail Simone N427

Gail Simone has been making waves ever since she arrived on the comics scene with a column on Comic Book Resources. Since then, she has written iconic runs on such titles as Birds of PreyBatgirlRed Sonja, and most recently Tomb Raider for Dark Horse. In honor of this new ongoing series, and the collection of her Kickstarter-funded Leaving Megalopolis, Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie leads a career-spanning discussion of one of comics’ most accomplished writers. 

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Comics and Hollywood: What Creators Need to Know S401cd

More comics are being turned into films, and creators have important questions about how Hollywood works. Get actionable information from top creators who have navigated the TV and movie business. Plus, unique perspective and insights from an actor who has appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and is writing the comic book series at Dark Horse Comics.

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Pitch Perfect: Crafting a Comic Book and Media Pitch That Sells! S404ab

You’ve got a great story to tell that has great media potential. But you have to get it down to a page? Impossible! Join editors and writers experienced in multiple media—Jim Gibbons, Josh Williamson, Kyle Higgins, and Andy Schmidt—for pro tips on how to create pitches that sell!


Saturday, April 26

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Aw Yeah, Dark Horse! N426.

Art Baltazar and Franco have taken some of comics’ most well-known characters and reimagined them for fans of all ages. To celebrate the recently collectedItty Bitty Hellboy, as well as the upcoming collection of this dynamic duo’s Kickstarter-funded Aw Yeah Comics!, we have put together an hour of fun, announcements, and much more! Bring your big ideas for a chance to woo Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie in the “one minute pitch”! Find out which Dark Horse characters the two will tackle next, and much, much more! This one is guaranteed to be fun for the whole fan family!

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. The Moving Target: What Publishers Want and How to Give It to Them S404ab

Get your project greenlit! What is it you need to improve, change, rethink? Join Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt, comics pros Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Ultimates), Josh Williamson (Ghosted), Mike Perkins (Captain America), and Dark Horse editor Jim Gibbons to get an inside scoop that will help improve your chances of getting accepted. 

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Dark Horse Builds Characters N426

In 2014, comics are more diverse than ever, and Dark Horse continues to pride itself on producing the greatest serialized storytelling from some of the biggest names in the industry! From Hellboy to Buffy to Luke and Leia, some of the most iconic characters in comics and beyond call Dark Horse home. Join us as we talk character development with the writers who tell their tales! Editor in chief Scott Allie is joined by Project Black Sky scribes Josh Williamson (CaptainMidnight) and Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), comics legend Eric Powell (The Goon), Tim Seeley (SundownersThe Occultist), and newcomer Donny Cates (Buzzkill) for insight, announcements, and much, much more!

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