Trekkers are beaming in from all over the universe to experience this years spectacular Comic-Con event kicking off on the 21st to 25th July. San Diego's Convention Center is inviting aficionados of Science Fiction to carry phasers set to thrill or prepare to be assimilated by mysterious lifeforms. Comic-con has some awesome line ups.
Thursday 22nd July, Room 24ABC from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Iron Man and Rocket Men: Is Stark Industries an Appropriate Model for Private-Industry Space Exploration? Comic-Con has a line up of Leading New Space entrepreneurs, Mark Street(XCOR Aerospace) and John Hunter (Quick launch) to discuss realistic options for future space exploration which will hopefully satisfy our nerdling desires. Presented by the San Diego Space Society (SD Space), the panel also includes Chris Radcliff (SD Space) and Dave Rankin (The Mars Society - San Diego co-founder). Jeff Berkwits (former Amazing Stories editor and two-time Hugo Award nominee) is moderating.
Speaker/Artist(s): Mark Street, John Hunter, Chris Radcliff, Dave Rankin and Jeff Berkwits hyper spatial minds will fire up the fans with their cosmic flames of logic.
Room AA24 from 11:30AM to 1pm. Star Trek author Larry Nemecek of the Voyager episode "Prophecy" (#7.14) will be in attendance to sign photographs for trekkers.
Room 4 from 2:30PM to 3:30PM. A panel of Geek Report experts examine the state of science fiction from Avatar to Zardoz, fantasy, and horror in film and TV, from the living-ever-longer-and-prospering Star Trek franchise to the future of Star Wars to what the success of Avatar means for the future of movies. Some of geekdom's biggest luminaries, including Steve Melching (The Clone Wars), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Steve Kriozere (Elvis Van Helsing), Jeff Bond (former Geek Monthly editor), with Bill Hunt and Todd Doogan from (Digital Bits), talking about the state of sci-fi film and television, the rise, fall and rise of Star Trek, and the hits and misses of 2010 that made their cholesterol counts rise to dangerous levels this summer.
Room 32AB from Time: 3:00PM to 4:00PM. Hollywood Writer/Producer Roberto Orci (Star Trek 2, Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers, Star Trek, Alias, Mission Impossible 3) and writer/director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) moderate and AMC Theatres Blog Editor, John Campea(AMCTheatres.com/network/scriptscreen) will host a panel of popular movie website personalities to discuss new media influences in movie making and marketing. What
it takes to run a popular site, and much more in a panel discussion with a QandA session. masters_of_the_universe
Room 5AB from Friday 23rd of July, 1:30PM to 2:30PM. Now, Mr Quinto...Did you really glue your fingers together to perform the Vulcan Salute, when you played Spock during the filming of Star Trek 2009? Zach Quinto fessed up about his illogical torment which must have created a major embarrassment for him and Paramount. Parting can be such sweet sorrow...eh Zach?
Tim Kring (creator of Heroes) and Zachary Quinto (Heroes' Sylar, Star Trek's younger Spock) discuss Tim's new venture into book publishing with his book, Shift, the first novel in the Gate of Orpheus trilogy. Tim will be debuting the book trailer with many other multi platform elements which he has created to promote the book. Join Tim and Zach for their one-on-one interview and Q and A session.
Zachary Quinto's giving another speak later on in the day in Room 25ABC from 4:30PM to 5:30PM about Archaia: Lucid—Lucid, the first comic book project from Archaia's partnership with Before the Door is here! Lucid creator and writer Michael McMillian (True Blood) and BTD partners with Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes), Neal Dodson, and Corey Moosa share cool, behind-the-scenes info and other interesting tidbits about the making of the comic. See full event guide here and here
Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers.