San Diego Comic-Con 2009 Schedule

July 21st, 2009 by Max Allan Collins


12:30 – 1:30 Crime: Usual and Unusual — The heart of crime fiction is a crime committed against people or institutions — but the range of subgenres is diverse and fascinating. Max Allan Collins, also Jeff Marriote, Alexander Irvine, Gregg Hurwitz, Thomas Greanias, Kat Richardson. Maryelizabeth Hart, Mysterious Galaxy, moderator. Room 3

Autographing: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm AA1 (I will sign only the first half hour)

2:00 – 3:00 A Darker Shade of Ink: Crime and Noir in Comics — Crime comics are back with a bang! Darwyn Cooke (Parker: The Hunter), Greg Rucka (Gotham Central), and Steve Lieber (Whiteout) join moderator/noted mystery and comics writer Max Allan Collins (The Road to Perdition) to talk about the new incarnations of crime and noir in comics. Room 5AB

3:30-4:30 Seduction of the Innocent — No, it’s not the risen corpse of Dr. Fredric Wertham, it’s the superstar San Diego combo that rocked Comic-Con in the ’80s and ’90s. Together reminiscing, debuting their new con-exclusive CD, and taking questions on their comics, show biz, and musical careers are Max Allan Collins, Bill Mumy, Steve Leialoha and John “Chris” Christensen. Miguel Ferrer has a filming conflict and is unlikely to attend. Room 30AB

“SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT” Autographing: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm AA7 — after panel (new CD for sale — limited to 200 copies!)

6:00 – 7:00 Vertigo New Ongoing Series/Crime Line — DC will be launching the highly anticipated Vertigo Crime Line with some of the top talents in the industry. Moderated by senior VP/executive editor, Vertigo, Karen Berger and senior editor Will Dennis. Max Allan Collins (making a new ROAD TO PERDITION announcement), Peter Gross, Jeff Lemire, Jason Starr, Chris Gage, Fabio Moon and others TBA. Room 5AB



3:00 – 4:30 Scribe Awards/Media Tie-in Writers Panel — Attend the third annual presentation of the International Association of Media-Tie-in Writers (IAMTW) “Scribe” awards, honoring such notable franchises as CSI, Criminal Minds, The X-Files, Star Trek, Stargate, Star Wars, and Dr. Who. The presentation will be followed by a panel of nominees, including James Rollins (Indiana Jones), Matt Forbeck (Mutant Chronicles), Bob Greenberger (Hellboy), Keith R. A. DeCandido (Farscape), Stacia Deutsch (Dark Knight), Nathan Long (Warhammer), and Tod Goldberg (Burn Notice). Moderated by Lee Goldberg (Monk) and Max Allan Collins (G.I. JOE) Room 4

Autographing: M.A.C. plus other tie-in writers AA3 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Autographing: M.A.C., Mumy, Christensen, Leialoha AA6 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


UPDATE: Autographing: G.I. JOE signing/book giveaway, Del Rey Booth #1129 – 12:00pm

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