Continuing My Series On Creators that will be at the Comic Con International San Diego 2009, AND whom I think You should make a point to stop in at and see...
Are members of the collective known as 'The Antidote Trust', (TAT)!
Dale Wilson was kind enough to email me the collective's press release which is excerpted below:
"Starting this year, The Antidote Trust moves to booth #2806, directly across from Dark Horse Comics, and adjacent to Diamond Comics Distributors and McFarlane Toys. “Although this is our third year exhibiting at Comic-Con, we almost feel that this is the first time fans will be able to spot us in the crowd,” says Dale Wilson, writer/creator of Caffeine Dreams and Butterfly Industrial 2.0. “This new location – right by Entrances C & D – allows our followers and potential new readers to get close and really check out the myriad of comics and products that our creators develop.”
In addition, the group follows up last year’s standing-room only presentation with the 2nd annual Antidote Trust Panel, 7:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 23, in Room 5AB. “The goal of our panel has always been to find others who are interested in creating their own properties and share with them the tricks of the trade we’ve picked up along the way,” says Robert Roach, Glyph Award-winning artist/creator of Menthu and The Roach. “Basically, this is the panel we wish was around when we were starting out. The fact that Comic-Con saw just how big out turnout was last year and supported our move to an even larger showroom makes us feel like we’re on to something.”
The Antidote Trust is also sponsoring several celebrity signings, including such comic book legends as Dwayne McDuffie, Tony DeZuniga, Ernie Chan, and other soon-to-be announced guests. “This is our way of giving back to the folks who support independent comics and, at the same time, geeking out a bit ourselves,” admits Andre Owens, creator of Force Galaxia. “It’s fun for guys like Dwayne [McDuffie] and Morrie Turner, who signed in 2007, since they can interact with their fans in a casual, open atmosphere, and it’s great for the fans since they don’t have to wait in a huge Marvel/DC line and can check out some cool indie books in the process.”
Notable Events at this year’s Comic-Con for the collective include:
The first 100 customers at The Antidote Trust booth #2806 will receive a free TAT Pack – a bundle of coupons, comic samplers, and other freebees.
The 2nd Annual Antidote Trust Panel, Thursday, July 23, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Room 5AB
Dwayne McDuffie signings, Friday, July 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Booth #2806, and Saturday, July 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Booth #2806
About The Antidote Trust:
The Antidote Trust, an entertainment collective leveraging its combined resources to
benefit independent creators, has been extant since 2006. This year’s Comic-Con presence will feature books, art, products, and signings from: Dial “C” For Comics (Miserable Dastards, Return of the Super Pimps), DWAP Productions (Caffeine Dreams, Butterfly Industrial 2.0), Eyes On Hands On Entertainment (Soldiers of the Dead), Hiro Unlimited (Force Galaxia), Home Town Productions (Menthu, The Roach), Vince Moore, Ryan Archer (PrologueComics.com), Stranger Comics (Asunda, The Untamed), Studio Ronin (Silent Leaves, Soul Stealer), Sweatshop Media (HollyVOOD), and Tumble Creek Press (13), and featuring 2FB Productions (Dominion: Eulogy), Fantasy Art Comics (Fierce), and Khalid Birdsong (Banga)."
PLUS: For those of You that have read this far... here's a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT that wasn't in the Press Release! Michael Easton, actor and writer, will also be at TAT's booth during the Con. See the members at the booth for full details when you arrive there for Michael's appearance(s)!
BTW, if you are not one of the 125,000+ persons that are attending this great comic book & pop culture convention this month, then you could take a look at the TAT web site: http://www.TheAntidoteTrust.com
However, if you are attending the San Diego Comic Con International NEXT Week, then please find and then hi-lite on your program map the booth #2806 that TAT will be at during the Con!
Please Note: Days and Times of signings /programs / panels / doors opening etc., are subject to change at any convention, so double check that when you get there! There is a daily updated printed schedule that is available onsite!
For those that don't know... the 2009 SDCC / CCI-SD is being held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
The address is: 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA. Dates of the Con are from July 23rd through July 26th, with a Preview Night July 22nd for 4 day Badge Members Only! However as this blog post 'goes to press' ALL memberships have been SOLD OUT already!
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