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Along with the amazing list of DC Comics writers and artists set to attend Comic-Con International: San Diego 2005, DC also offers a full slate of programming.  Panels at the convention cover new projects and coming events from the DCU, WildStorm, VERTIGO, CMX and more.

Here are DC’s San Diego panels:

Thursday, July 14:
10:30-11:30: DC Comics Talent Search Orientation Session:  Find out what DC Comics is looking for when it comes to artists and whether you have the right stuff to draw for the DC Universe, WildStorm or VERTIGO!  This extremely informative orientation session will explain how DC’s Talent Search works.  In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory — not all attendees are guaranteed a review.
11:30-12:30: Batman — Year Of The Bat:  The Dark Knight is casting his large shadow on the silver screen in what is unquestionably one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters.  At this panel find out what Gotham’s guardian is up to on the comic front, hosted by Group Editor Bob Schreck, with Editor Joey Cavalieri, with Bill Willingham (ROBIN), Greg Rucka (GOTHAM CENTRAL), Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER), and Andersen Gabrych (BATGIRL) and more.
1:30-2:30: CMX: From Japan with Love:  They come from Japan: some of the most exciting, intense comics you’ll ever read!  Now, DC Comics presents some of Japan’s most renowned manga, including KIKAIDER CODE 02, APPLESEED, KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE, TESTAROTHO, MADARA, LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED, TENJHO TENGE and more.  Join DC’s VP — Business Development John Nee and WildStorm VP — General Manager Hank Kanalz for this trans-Pacific panel! 
3:30-4:30: DC Direct: A Cut Above — Sculptor Search:  Meet DC’s VP — Design & DC Direct Creative, Georg Brewer, and the DC Direct Creative team as they are joined by sculptors Tim Bruckner, Barsom and Karen Palinko to discuss the unique challenges of interpreting DC characters in 3-D.  After a brief presentation and discussion portfolios will be reviewed and one talented sculptor will be awarded an assignment!  Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about breaking in to DC Direct, have your work reviewed and for the chance to go home with a commission!
5:30-7:00: In Brightest Day…:  Only one super-hero has the sheer will and might to destroy evil with the help of a ring — Green Lantern!  Now that fan-favorite Hal Jordan is back, find out how writer Geoff Johns, artist Patrick Gleason and Senior Editor Peter Tomasi plan to renew and recharge the Green Lantern legacy. 

Friday, July 15:
10:30-11:30: DC Comics Talent Search Orientation Session:  See description above.
1:30-2:30: VERTIGO: Looking Over the Edge:  From the start, VERTIGO has been at the forefront of cutting-edge comics and graphic novels for mature readers.  Learn what smart and edgy projects are in store for you in this slide-show presentation.  Hosted by VP — Executive Editor, VERTIGO, Karen Berger, with Group Editor, Shelly Bond, Editor Will Dennis, Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS), Jill Thompson (DEAD BOY DETECTIVES), Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra (Y: THE LAST MAN), Darren Aronofsky and Kent Williams (THE FOUNTAIN) Dean Haspiel (THE QUITTER), Brian Wood (Demo), Glenn Fabry (NEIL GAIMAN’S NEVERWHERE), Joshua Dysart (SWAMP THING), David Tischman (BITE CLUB), Gilbert Hernandez (SLOTH) and Peter Gross (LUCIFER). 
2:30-3:30: Spotlight on J. Scott Campbell:  The artist behind WILDSIDERZ and DANGER GIRL sits down for an uncensored chat with Scott Dunbier, Executive Editor, WildStorm.  Join them as this fan-favorite creator speaks about his past, present and future work. 
4:30-5:30: Spotlight on David Lloyd:  David Lloyd, the artist and co-creator of V FOR VENDETTA sits down for an in depth conversation, no holds barred!  Learn about his work on V, his other projects and his future plans. 
5:30-7:00: CRISIS Counseling with Dan DiDio:  How do you top 1985’s CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS?  Orchestrate another one!  Join Dan DiDio, VP — Executive Editor, DCU, as he institutes a support system for those of you still reeling from the last crisis.  This forum is open to all to share thoughts and concerns on the mega-event and all that leads up to it.

Saturday, July 16:
10:30-11:30: DC Comics Talent Search Orientation Session:  See description above.
11:30-12:30: WildStorm: Comics Unleashed:  Coming from California – some of the wildest comics anywhere!  Find out what’s on the horizon from WildStorm Productions in this slide-show presentation.  Join Scott Dunbier, Executive Editor, WildStorm, Bob Wayne, VP — Sales, with Editors Alex Sinclair and Ben Abernathy and some of comics’ top talents including Jim Lee, Editorial Director, WildStorm (ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER), J. Scott Campbell (WILDSIDERS), Joe Benitez (WRAITHBORN), J.H. Williams (PROMETHEA) and more!
1:30-3:00: DC Comics: A Whole New World:  With a universe-rattling crisis looming, there's never a dull moment for the heroes of the DCU!  Look into the future of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — not to mention Green Lantern, Green Arrow, the Flash and all your other DCU favorites — in this slide show presentation moderated by Dan DiDio, VP — Editorial, DCU and Bob Wayne, VP — Sales.  Joining them will be Editor Steve Wacker, Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, SUPERGIRL), Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER), Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, THE OMAC PROJECT), Geoff Johns (TEEN TITANS, INFINITE CRISIS), Phil Jimenez (DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY, INFINITE CRISIS), Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL), Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER), Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER), Jimmy Palmiotti (HAWKMAN), Amanda Conner (JSA CLASSIFIED), and Adam and Andy Kubert. 
5:00-6:00: DC All Stars with Jim Lee:  Two books — ALL STAR SUPERMAN and ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER — shaped by the best talent working in comics today.  They have but one mission — to blow your mind!  Join Group Editor Bob Schreck and industry icon Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER) as they discuss DC’s new All Star books. 
6:00-7:00: Superman: A New Tomorrow:  Join writers Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, SUPERGIRL), Greg Rucka (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN), artists Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL), Ivan Reis (ACTION COMICS), and Group Editors Eddie Berganza and Bob Schreck to find out what’s in store for the World's Greatest Super-Hero.

Sunday, July 17:
11:00-12:00: New Monthly Visions of VERTIGO: Join Karen Berger, VP — Executive Editor, VERTIGO, as she's joined by the writers and artists of VERTIGO'S next wave of provocative monthly titles.  With Brian Azzarello (LOVELESS), Liam Sharpe (THE POSSESSED), Brian Wood (Demo), Bill Willingham (FABLES), amazing newcomers Matthew Sturgis and Simon Oliver, Tony Moore (The Walking Dead), John Watkiss (DEADMAN), Becky Cloonan (Demo) and Steven T. Seagle (IT’S A BIRD…). 
12:00-1:00: Spotlight on Bill Willingham:  Join red-hot writer Bill
Willingham (FABLES, DAY OF VENGEANCE) and VERTIGO Group Editor Shelly Bond in this no-holds-barred Q&A session that simultaneously promises to shock and entertain.
1:00-2:00: Spotlight on Phil Jimenez:  Join Group Editor Eddie Berganza as he sits down with the detail-oriented, fan-favorite creator Phil Jimenez (INFINITE CRISIS, DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY) in this revealing Q&A.

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