The Full Comic-Con 2008 Schedule is Here! (Blog)
Category: RockNRolla News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: July 13, 2008 | Publication: Film School Rejects | Author: Neil Miller
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Just the other day, for whatever reason, I happened to stumble upon an article that I had written almost a year ago, a list of the Ten Most Memorable Moments from Comic-Con ‘07. And in this trip back to last year’s Comic-Con, I was reminded of Jon Favreau, camcorder in hand, showing off Iron Man footage for the first time. I was reminded of Kevin Smith’s epic battle with a heckler, the random appearances of Bob Stencil and of course, the joyous masses that swarm the Con floor. It was a rush of nostalgia the likes of which I have not had in a while — Comic-Con 2007 was amazing, and I can’t wait to go back.
Thankfully I am going back for this year’s Con, and I am taking a bunch of the FSR staff with me. Yes, along with last year’s correspondents Brian Gibson and Kevin Carr, I will also be dragging along Robert Fure, Cole Abaius, Rob Hunter and my own little brother Cody to cover the event. Our coverage will be bigger, better and more irreverent — leading me to believe that you should probably stay tuned to our Comic-Con 2008 homepage.
I tell you that story to tell you this one — the full event schedule for Comic-Con International 2008 has finally been released online via the official Comic-Con website. If you weren’t excited before, you sure will be now. And just to give you a taste of what you should be looking out for, I have dug into the schedule and emerged with some of the can’t miss movie geek events. Lets take a look at where the Rejects will be all weekend long:
Thursday, July 24
10:00-11:00 Masters of the Web— For the second year in a row the biggest genre and movie websites are coming together to discuss how new media have affected movie making, what it takes to run a popular site, and much more in a panel discussion and Q&A session. Participants include Robert Sanchez (IESB.net), Garth Franklin (Darkhorizons.com), Mike Sampson (Joblo.com), Erik Davis (Cinematical.com), John Campea (TheMovieBlog.com), Brad Miska (Bloody-Disgusting.com), Eric “Quint” Vespe (Aintitcool.com), Devin Faraci (CHUD.com), Paul Christensen (Movieweb.com), and Kellvin Chavez (Latinoreview.com). Moderated by directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank 2, The Game). Room 32AB
5:30-6:30 Dark Castle: RocknRolla— Launched in 1999, Dark Castle Entertainment was founded to create a unique brand of horror movies inspired by the works of legendary filmmaker William Castle. Recently, Dark Castle entered into an arrangement with CIT Group Inc. to broaden the company into a full genre label encompassing feature films, Home Video and comic books. Under the supervision of producer Joel Silver, Dark Castle’s upcoming roster includes the action film RocknRolla, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Gerard Butler, scheduled for an October 2008 release; Ninja Assassin, directed by James McTeigue and starring Korean music sensation Rain; and Whiteout, directed by Dominic Sena and starring Kate Beckinsale. Its Home Video titles will include The Hills Run Red, starring Sophie Monk, William Sadler and Tad Hilgenbrink, and comic book projects will include Ferryman, by Marc Andreyko and Jonathan Wayshak. Appearing in person: Gerard Butler and Guy Ritchie (Rocknrolla), Rain (Ninja Assassin), and producer Joel Silver. Hall H