Friday, 22 July 2011

Xcursus: X-happenings at the SDCC 2011!

So now I'm guessing you know what the SDCC is all about, & you're aware of all the main SDCC happenings that are gonna be taking place this year...For starters, the SDCC 2011 Marvel booth is looking nothing short of EPIC!! The pics aren't X-related, but are TOO amazing to not be posted!
Now let's see what are all the X-events that are gonna be storming the Con in CA! (Click on the panel titles to get to its related post!)

July 21
Marvel: The Next Big Thing Panel
Learn where all your favorite heroes will be heading in the coming year! Panelists Nick Spencer (ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN), Greg Pak (Incredible Hulks), Jonathan Hickman (FF), Jim McCann (Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol), Editor in Chief Axel Alonso & others will be answering questions & giving a sneak peek at what's to come from Marvel!

July 22
Year of the X-Men Panel
Currently in X-Men: Schism, the X-Men have been broken between Team Cyclops & Team Wolverine- threatening to tear the X-Men apart. So what next? X-Men Regenesis! And this panel- consisting of writers Marjorie Liu (X-23), Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force), Chris Yost (X-Men: First To Last) and Editor in Chief Axel Alonso- are out there to discuss just that!

Marvel Television Presents: Anime on G4 Panel
You know EXACTLY what this means dontchya?! Yup, Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb & some "surprise guests" will be giving you the low-down on the Wolverine & X-Men anime TV shows! Plus they'll be screening a sneak peek of the X-Men anime's first episode!

July 23
Activision Panel Featuring (Spider-Man: Edge of Time &) X-Men Destiny
Comic book legend Stan Lee will talk about the fate of his creations in these games with Marvel writer Peter David (creator of Spiderman 2099) & Marvel VP of Games, TQ Jefferson. Jullian Spillane, project director of Silicon Knights will give an inside look into X-Men Destiny. Expect the cast of both these games to drop in! Get an exclusive preview of never-before-seen footage for the upcoming games! Moderated by Editorial Director of Marvel.com, Ryan Penagos (aka Agent M).

Marvel Television Presents Panel
Jeph Loeb will give your first look at The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Season 2, a sneak peek at the Ultimate Spiderman show & expect "a few other surprises from Marvel Television"...Will these surprises include more X-stuff on the tube? We'll have to wait & see!

Marvel vs. Capcom Panel
Yet another game series featuring X-characters I have to discuss about here- get a behind-the-scenes look at Marvel vs. Capcom 3 from producer Ryota Niitsuma, followed by Q&A.

Marvel Video Games Panel
Besides several other Marvel games set for release this year learn more about X-Men Destiny, Super Hero Squad Online, Super Hero Squad 3DS/uDraw, Marvel Pinball, Marvel Universe MMO as well as the future of Marvel vs Capcom 3, with exclusive trailers (like the XMD Choice trailer below), surprise reveals and a Q&A with the games' creators!


Hasbro: Marvel Panel
Along with that of the Thor, Captain-America: The First Avenger & Spider-Man toy lines, the marketing and design teams of the Marvel Universe figures (that including toys of several X-characters- check the pic below) present all their latest! Get a sneak peek into the 2012 lines!

Cup O' Joe Panel
The highlight of Marvel's program at all the major Cons! Why? Cos it's a no-holds-barred Q&A with Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. And with surprise guests always dropping in- guaranteed fun for any Marvelite!

July 24
Disney/Marvel Team-Up Panel
Marvel wraps up the SDCC with editors of Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) & Marvel unveiling their new Marvel Origin Storybooks for kids, that retell the stories of Marvel's icons, including, you guessed it- the X-Men. Check out the artwork, film adaptations & beginner books with Marvel's Senior VP, Ruwan Jayatilleke, DPW's Global Editorial Director, Rich Thomas & DPW's Senior Editor, Michael Siglain.

And of course besides all these X-updates we'll be getting new details on The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man & Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance movies besides the toons too! I for one, am looking forward to see what news lies ahead!

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