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Those Good Ol' Comicon Days


Over at Stately Beat Manor, my pal Heidi Macdonald has posted some artifacts from Comicon of twenty years past. As chance would have it, I was also rummaging through some old boxes this weekend and found one of the old program guides.

It's four pages long. For the ENTIRE con.

The best part about Comicon back in the day (as a publisher) was hitting up the con staff about adding something to programming WHILE AT THE CON. I got a "Fantasy In Comics" panel added to Friday's schedule on Thursday.

The whole schedule is below.








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adeluca
Jul. 13th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
That is incredible. There was a panel on stop-motion & computer animation. I think the Money for Nothing video was state of the art for CGI back then.

- I love that they wrote-in the Moebius panel!
- A panel with King Kirby himself.
- Any panel that even mentions the movie King Kong Lives! is Bang On by me!
- "The first 25 years of Marvel". Just incredible.
- Howard the Duck ('nuff said)
- Eclipse Comics! Man, do I miss them!
- They were talking about a Spider-Man movie even then! In '86!!!

Thanks for the great memories James! Although, perhaps my fondest Comic-Con memory was a certain pizza party.
kathmuse
Jul. 13th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Oh! It's so precious!
scribblerworks
Jul. 14th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
And Mark Evanier just keeps on going. Perhaps they keep him in a box during the rest of the year and only let him out (wound up) for conventions. :D
bauwauhaus
Jul. 14th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
Dear lord... the flashbacks, the flashbacks.

This will be my "20th Anniversary" of attending SDCC as a "Working Professional". As they say, time really DOES fly.

Also: Check your email, I say... check your email, son!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 15th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
Comic Con 1986
This was the last year I DIDN'T attend. Since then, I've been every year.
Love to hear that "Marvel in 25 Years" panel now, since we're at year 23 at the moment.
Interesting how the whole J-culture thing was still on the fringes, as Shogakukkan is described as the largest publisher of "anime books." (Whatever they are.)
Another TRANSFORMERS movie was being hyped back then! The more things change...

It all seems so quaint, so innocent.
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