Sunday, April 12, 2009

Inking Panel

A quick update for today.  I just started posting the first pieces I've received for the inking panel.  They can be viewed at .  Enjoy!  I will be posting more finished pieces as they come in.

Remember a number of our guests will be taking advance commission orders including Pablo Marcos, Ernie Chan, Tony DeZuniga and Alex Nino.  Please check out the guest list and I'll answer any questions you might have.  (Sorry, but I know Frank Cho, Adam Hughes and Travis Charest are NOT taking advance commission requests.)

Advance discount tickets remain on sale.  Please go to and click on the ticket link.  Hotel rooms at the San Jose Marriott are also available at the special con rate for the next 3 weeks.  The special con rate will NOT be available the week before the show so be sure to book early to get the great rate.  The San Jose Marriott is a beautiful hotel and less than a block from the show.

More later.  Best, Steve Morger.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Still More Guests

A ton of news for this entry.

First, guests, guests and more guests.  We're happy to announce that Whilce Portacio, Humberto Ramos, Steve Niles, Eric Basaldua (Ebas), Mike Mayhew, Sean Galloway and Francisco Herrera have been confirmed for this year's show.

We've also finalized the pencil pieces for this year's inking panel and auction.  The four pencils will be by Bill Morrison (Jane Wiedlin's "Lady Robotika"), Mark Schultz (beautiful woman and dinosaur), Alex Ross (Poison Ivy) and Jack Kirby (Captain America).  Many of our guests have agreed to try their hands at finishing one or more of the pencils, including Frank Cho, Joe Jusko, Dan Brereton, Tim Vigil, Ernie Chan, Tony DeZuniga and a host of others.  As with every year, this will be a fun and educational endeavor.  As finished pieces are received (I've gotten some finished pieces from Ernie Chan and Bill Morrison already), they will be posted in Super-Con's gallery at  

Anime anyone?  This year, Super-Con will feature an anime pavilion with super anime guests including Crispin Freeman, Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham and Vic Mignogna.  If anime is your calling, we'll be the place for you this year.

Media guests?  Yep, Bruce Dern (Big Love), John Dolmayan (System of a Down), C. Andrew Nelson (Darth Vader in Star Wars Special Edition), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation), and Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's and Lady Robotika).   More will be announced as we get closer to the show.

Tickets?  Yep, advance discount tickets are available via Paypal.  Just go to the website and click on the links.  Tickets are also available at many of the better local comic book shops.   Whether on-line or from your local comic shop, buy your tickets early and save over the price at the door!

Finally, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti will not be able to attend this year due to other commitments.  We hope to see them back at next year's show.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to drop me a line at  Hope to see you all at this year's show on May 16 and 17, 2009, at the San Jose Convention Center, South Hall!  Best, Steve Morger.