After having a wonderful time, making new friends, and exploring Seattle last October, I decided to once again make the trek back this year for the second Geek Girl Con. I wasn’t the only one returning to GGC, the delightful ladies of Bioware joined me as well. This year there were two panels, the first of which was a presentation on the life cycle of a level. Moderated by Jessica Merizan, panelists included, Mary Kirby (writer), Raylene Deck (level designer), Sarah Hayward (cinematic designer), Karin Weekes (senior editor), and Melanie Fleming (localization producer).
Before I ever attended San Diego Comic-Con, Penny Arcade Expo, or Star Wars Celebration, I wandered the packed halls of the Orlando Megacon. The Orlando Megacon has been around since 1993, and has changed and grown a whole lot over the years. In 1999 the convention was sponsored by the now-defunct Cross Gen Comics, and seemed as though it might grow beyond the Orange Country Convention Center. With the exception of Star Wars Celebration, Megacon is one of the biggest pop-culture and comic book conventions in the Southeast, and we couldn’t be more excited to cover the con for the very first time in 2013.
No matter what size a convention might be, it’s always great to share space with “our people.” Here are some of the confirmed comic book folks said to be attending this year’s show: Mark Bagley, Frank Cho, Bob Layton, Mike Perkins, Michael Lark, Neal Adams, Mark Waid, Chris Claremont, , Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Billy Tucci, Georges Jeanty,Tim Townsend, Mike Choi, Andrew Robinson, Steve Epting, Andy Price, Doug Sneyd, Jose Delbo, Matteo Scalera, Steve McNiven, Michael Atiyeh, Jimmy Cheung, George Pérez, Gail Simone, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Brian Pulido Craig Boldman,and Ed McGuinness
When we get more details about specific events and panels, we’ll be sure to fill you all in on our MegaCon battle plan.