Celebrating Comics And Animation – Highlights Of This Week’s Comic Con Palm Springs
by Gary Catig
Comic Con Palm Springs is in its second year and will be held from August 25 to August 27 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. They have assembled a good mix of talent scheduled to appear from comic creators, voice actors, and people from television. For example, they have brought in comic heavyweights Stan Lee, a Marvel Legend, and Rob Liefeld, creator of Deadpool. I plan to discuss and spotlight other comic talents in another article.
If you like the animated shows Samurai Jack, Sponge Bob, or Adventure Time, you are in luck. Also set to appear are Phil LaMarr, Tom Kenney, and John DiMaggio. They will also have writers and producers from such TV shows as Xena: Warrior Princess, Batman: The Animated Series, and Superboy.
They also recently released their schedule and I want to highlight three panels from the upcoming weekend for you.
1. Batman –The Animated Series 25th Anniversary Panel
Feat: Jean Maccurdy, Alan Burnett, Eric Radomski, Stan Berkowitz
Time: Friday, Aug 25 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Encore Sunday, Aug 27 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Smoke Tree C, Encore Smoke Tree B
Join us as the folks responsible for bringing Batman back to television discuss not only what it took to get the fan favorite series made but also what sacrifices were made in turning it into one of if not the most popular cartoon series of the 1990s!
2. Love is Love! A celebration of diversity in honor of the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy
Time: Saturday, Aug 26 | 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Smoke Tree D
Comic con Palm Springs wants to celebrate the diversity that has brought fans of all types together and the amazing graphic novel published by IDW Publishing with help from DC Comics following an awful tragedy that has brought fans together!
3. Twisted Toons – Live Script Reading of Back to the Future!
Feat: Troy Baker, Jess Harnell, Tom Kenny, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr
Time: Saturday, Aug 26 | 3:30pm – 5pm
Location: Main Stage
Are you ready to attend the one event at the con that everyone will be talking about next week, not only those of us who are here but people all over the world? Then you do NOT want to miss the famous live movie read featuring the biggest voice acting superstars in the galaxy! With millions of hits on YouTube and rave reviews internationally, this is the event that will knock your socks off!! You haven’t lived until you’ve heard SpongeBob as Marty McFly, Samurai Jack as Dr. Emmett Brown, or Pinky & the Brain as Biff Tannen! This event will be packed, so get there early and strap yourself in! It’s time to experience your favorite movies in a brand new, completely hysterical and utterly TWISTED way! We’ll see you there and you may never be the same again!
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