CA -- San Diego -- Comic-Con International 2007 -- Panel: G7 Animation and Bernie Wrightson: Biker Mice to Freak Show:
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Description of Pictures: G7 Animation and Bernie Wrightson: Biker Mice to Freak Show -- Two years ago an artist-run animation studio, Gang of Seven Animation, brought in legendary artist Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing) to produce updated character designs for the revival of Biker Mice From Mars. The creativity continued as several horror feature projects emerged: an original concept and an adaptation of Wrightson and Bruce Jones' graphic novel, Freak Show. Bernie Wrightson and top voice talents Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain) and Jess Harnell (Animaniacs), along with directors Tom Tataranowicz (He-Man), Rich Arons (Freakazoid!) and writer Larry DiTillo (Babylon 5, Transformers) talk about the creative process of series and feature production. The presentation will include the U.S. premiere of footage from Biker Mice From Mars and the world premiere of footage from Freak Show and a short based on Wrightson's poster Change for a Dollar. The panel will be moderated by AACC President and head of G7's business development, David Armstrong.
NOTE: Despite the write-up, Bernie Wrightson didn't attend this panel.
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Wikipedia Description: San Diego Comic-Con International
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San Diego Comic-Con International is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California. It was founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, and Mike Towry; later, it was called the "San Diego Comic Book Convention". The name, as given on its website, is Comic-Con International: San Diego; but it is commonly known simply as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or "SDCC". It is a four-day event (Thursday–Sunday) held during the summer at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. On the Wednesday evening prior to the official opening of the event, there is a preview for professionals, exhibitors, and select guests pre-registered for all four days.
Comic-Con International also produces two other conventions, WonderCon, held in Los Angeles, California, and the Alternative Press Expo (APE), held in San Francisco. Since 1974, Comic-Con has bestowed its annual Inkpot Award on guests and persons of interest in the popular arts industries, as well as on members of Comic-Con's board of directors and the Convention committee. It is also the home of the Will Eisner Awards.
Originally showcasing primarily comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts, the convention has since included a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. According to Forbes, the convention is the "largest convention of its kind in the world;" Publishers Weekly wrote "Comic-Con International: San Diego is the largest show in North America;" it is also the largest convention held in San Diego. In 2010, it filled the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130,000 attendees.
Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
SDCCP2_070726_018.JPG: David Armstrong
SDCCP2_070726_030.JPG: Dina Sherman
SDCCP2_070726_036.JPG: Rich Arons
SDCCP2_070726_044.JPG: Will Anderson
SDCCP2_070726_047.JPG: User comment: Rob Paulsen
SDCCP2_070726_050.JPG: Tom Tataranowicz
SDCCP2_070726_055.JPG: Jess Harnell
SDCCP2_070726_066.JPG: Left to right: Will Anderson, Rich Arons, Tom Tataranowicz, Jess Harnell, Rob Paulsen, Dina Sherman, and David Armstrong.
SDCCP2_070726_075.JPG: User comment: Rob Paulsen
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2007 photos: Equipment this year: I used the Fuji S9000 almost exclusively except for the period when it broke and I had to send it back for repairs. In August, I bought a Canon Rebel Xti, my first digital SLR (vs regular digital) which I tried as well but I wasn't that excited by it.
Trips this year: Two weeks down south (including Graceland, Shiloh, VIcksburg, and New Orleans), a week at a time share in Costa Rica over my 50th birthday, a week off for a family reunion in the Wisconsin Dells (with sidetrips to Dayton, Springfield, and Madison), a week in San Diego for the Comic-Con with a side trip to Michigan for two family reunions, a drive up to Niagara Falls, a couple of weekend jaunts including the Civil War Preservation Trust Grand Review in Vicksburg, and a December journey to three state capitols (Richmond, Raleigh, and Columbia). I saw sites in 18 states and 3 other countries this year -- the first year I'd been to more than two other countries since we lived in Venezuela when I was a little toddler.
Ego strokes: A photo that I took at the National Archives was used as the author photo on the book jacket for David A. Nichols' "A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution." I became a volunteer photographer at both Sixth and I Historic Synagogue and the Civil War Preservation Trust (later renamed "Civil War Trust")..
Number of photos taken this year: 225,000.