In this final MegaCon 2011 episode I review the panels I attended which I was not able to post audio for, as well as share my final thoughts about the convention. I also mention Billy Tucci's upcoming story for BIRDS OF PREY for DC Comics, although I don't know when it is scheduled to be published.
The panels I talk about in this episode are:
- THE NEW YORK CONNECTION: Amanda Conner, Frank Tieri, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Jusko, Nelson DeCastro and Billy Tucci talked about growing up in the NYC area (except for Amanda) and shared a lot of funny stories about working together in the comics industry while they all lived there.
- SPOTLIGHT ON DC COMICS PANEL: Geoff Johns, Dan Didio, Steve Scott, Rob Hunter, Ethan Van Sciver and Tony Bedard. I only attended part of this panel, since the previous one ran late. This panel was standing room only, but I did catch the brief discussion about the Doomsday storyline leading into ACTION COMICS 900. Dan Didio also responded to a compliment from the audience about DC's price reduction back to $2.99.
- THE FUTURE OF COMICS AND NEW MEDIA: Darwyn Cooke, Terry Moore and Jim Valentino discussed the potential they see in comic book storytelling through digital distribution.
- THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF COMICS: Steve Scott, Allen Bellman, Frank Tieri, Nelson DeCastro and Paolo Rivera discussed the ins and outs of becoming and remaining a comic book professional.
Another panel I attended which I failed to mention was titled, SUPERMAN'S FATHER, which was a Q & A with actor John Schneider,who portrayed Jonathan Kent on the TV show SMALLVILLE. He had a great sense of humor in relating stories about his acting and music career, as well as his future projects after SMALLVILLE.
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