NYCC Announces More Special Guests; Important Deadlines

Mon, January 29th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Norwalk, CT: New York Comic Con has announced more star-studded Special Guest appearances at the annual convention which will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center, February 23 – 25. Notably, Frank Miller and Michael Uslan will headline a panel titled Will Eisner's THE SPIRIT , on Saturday, February 24 at 3pm. In addition, Diamond Comics will commemorate the 10 th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer by hosting two events where fans will get a chance to meet cast members Nicholas Brendan, Juliet Landau, and Bianca Lawson. In a further addition, Stephen Colbert will also be at the convention where he will be available for autographing on Friday, February 23. Mr. Colbert will not be speaking and we he will not be available for media questions or interviews.

Acclaimed as one of the most influential and popular creators in comics today, Frank Miller is a famous American writer, artist and film director known for his film noir-style comic book stories. Miller is famously the writer/artist for The 300 which he has now turned into a major motion picture which will be release on March 9, 2007. Miller is also currently adapting Will Eisner's classic creation and most legendary hero, The Spirit , to the silver screen!

Michael Uslan is the originator of the Batman movies and was the first professor to teach "Comic Book Folklore" at an accredited university. Uslan is the Producer for The Spirit.

Nicholas Brendan rose to fame as the loveable Xander Harris on Buffy the Vampire Slayer . As a key member of Buffy's Scooby Gang for seven years, his character appeared in over 140 episodes of the critically-acclaimed series, bringing much-needed relief from the darker elements of demon fighting.

Daughter of Ed Wood co-star Martin Landau, veteran actress Juliet Landau has appeared in numerous films and television series - including her portrayal of the clinically insane Drusilla on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel .

Long-time actress Bianca Lawson appeared in a wide range of television and film projects including Sister, Sister , Dawson's Creek , and Save the Last Dance but is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Kendra on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Stephen Colbert is the Emmy Award-winning host of Comedy Central's Colbert Report . He will be at NYCC on behalf of Oni Press in support of his new 5-issue comic book miniseries, Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen , which will arrive in stores on March '07. The series is written by John Layman and Tom Peyer with Jim Massey and illustrated by Scott Chantler with others. It is a full color, 32-page comic book that will retail for $3.99. Colbert will be autographing on Friday, February 23 at 4:30pm.

The Buffy panel, which is called Slayer Tales with Xander, Kendra and Drusilla, will take place on Saturday, February 24 at 10:00am. Diamond Comics will also be hosting a "Buffy Trivia Contest" on Friday, February 23 where fans will be treated to cake and will have a chance to answer Buffy trivia questions and win prizes.

NOTE: Convention officials also want to highlight that in order to receive your tickets to NYCC via mail in advance of the event, then all ticket purchases must be made by January 31. Otherwise, attendees and fans will need to pick up their tickets when they arrive at the Jacob K. Javits Center. In addition, organizers note that all special events and conference panels for the convention will be "live" on the website by Wednesday, January 31. Industry professionals are also alerted that the deadline for professional registration is February 12.

 
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