More special guests announced

22 JANUARY 2014

CCI has announced another crop of this summer's special guests. Lot of familiar names here:

June Brigman - artist, co-creator, Power Pack
Mark Brooks - cover artist, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers
Colleen Coover - artist, co-creator, Bandette, Small Favors
Chuck Dixon - writer, Batman, Airboy
Francesco Francavilla -  writer/artist, The Black Beetle, Afterlife with Archie
Brian Haberlin - artist, Witchblade, Anomaly
Gregg Hurwitz - author, Tell No Lies, Batman: The Dark Knight
Batton Lash - writer/cartoonist, Supernatural Law, The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse
Jim Lee - co-publisher, DC Entertainment; artist, Justice League, Superman Unchained
Paul Levitz - editor, former publisher, DC Comics; writer, World’s Finest
Sara Mayhew - writer/artist, Legend of the Ztarr
Michelle Nolan - comics/pop culture historian, Love on the Racks, Ball Tales
Denny O’Neil - writer/editor, Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow
John Picacio - artist, A Song of Ice and Fire, Elric of Melnibone
Mimi Pond - cartoonist, Over Easy
Stan Sakai - creator, writer, cartoonist, Usagi Yojimbo
Jeff Smith - creator, writer/artist, Bone, RASL, Little Mouse Gets Ready
J. Michael Straczynski - creator, writer, Ten Grand, Sidekick, The Adventures of Apocalypse Al
Maggie Thompson - writer/editor/comics historian, Comics Buyer’s Guide
Paul Tobin - writer, co-creator, Bandette, Colder


  1. Do you understand the new "lottery" system for pre registration? I got sort of confused about it. Once you enter your time frame, is everyone just waiting in the waiting room until badge sales starts?

    1. Yes... I don't know the exact algorithm they'll use but apparently we can all stroll in at our leisure before the sale goes live, and then we'll just be picked at random. To me, the main question is - can we enter the waiting room on the same Member ID multiple times/devices? If so, that's what everyone will do. If not, then I can't see a way to game the system.