Posts tagged: Greg Weisman

Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious Years

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Okay, at the 11th hour, I am finally posting my FULL schedule master post for Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious Years. I can’t even tell you how busy I’ve been in the past week to only be getting to this now. But, I’m now in sunny & warm Los Angeles surrounded by several thousand Doctor Who fans. And it is awesome.

Anyway, I’ve been a tad more involved in Gallifrey One this year – I designed this year’s logo, and provided art for the Registration postcard, as well as helping to organize a large Young Justice event at the convention. I’ll be on a couple panels this weekend, and I’ve made sure to have some table time every day so I can be found! So, let’s get down to business, shall we?

 

Here’s my full Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious Years schedule:

Friday: 

1:30pm-3:00pm - Exhibitor table
3:30pm-4:30pm - Four Color Wonderland (Programming B)

Saturday: 

10:00am-3:00pm - Exhibitor table
3:00pm-4:00pm – Kaffeeklatsch (Greg Weisman/Christopher Jones)
5:00pm-6:00pm – Young Justice Panel (Programming B)
6:30pm until ??? – Young Justice Meet-Up (Lobby)

Sunday:

1:00pm-3:00pm - Exhibitor table

 

Gallifrey One Art Show

This is my new print for this year, “For the Fans”! It’s available this weekend at the special Gallifrey One price of $15. After this weekend, it’ll be available at my normal price of $20 at conventions/$30 in my Etsy store.

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These prints will also be available in the Gallifrey One Art Show…

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Exhibitor Table

I’ll have ALL of my prints available while I’m at my hall table, as well as a VERY LIMITED number of Young Justice trade paperbacks. I’ll also be happy to sign anyone’s Gallifrey One 2014 postcard, for which I provided the art. You should be able to find stacks of these around the convention throughout the weekend as well! :)

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Of course, I’ll have FREE buttons or Disco Nightwing mini-prints for my Twitter & Facebook followers!

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And don’t forget to ask me for a ribbon! I brought 150 of these with me and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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On Saturday afternoon, Greg Weisman will be available at my table for a few hours to sell/sign copies of his novel, Rain of the Ghosts, along with special bonus Character Design concept art!

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Young Justice Events!!

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There will be a Young Justice panel at 5:00pm on Saturday, Feb. 15th in Program Room B! Confirmed panelists are listed below but with this crowd, you never know who might turn up.

    • Cameron Bowen – Voice of Robin (Tim Drake)
    • Kris Carter – Composer
    • Christopher Jones – Comic Book Artist
    • Stephanie Lemelin – Voice of Artemis
    • Eric Lopez – Voice of Blue Beetle
    • Vanessa Marshall – Voice of Black Canary
    • Michael McCuistion - Composer
    • Masasa Moyo – Voice of Bumble Bee
    • Lolita Ritmanis – Composer
    • Andrew Robinson – Writer
    • Brent Spiner – Voice of the Joker
    • Jason Spisak – Voice of Kid Flash
    • Greg Weisman – Producer

There will be a short time for signing after the panel. Then starting at 6:30pm, join Greg Weisman, myself, and other Young Justice contributors for a casual Young Justice fan meet-up in the LAX Marriott lobby. The meet-up is open to the public, but it is during a Doctor Who convention, so expect crowds and to spend your time standing! Also, full disclosure: if it becomes too crowded, the hotel may ask anyone not attending the convention to leave.

Also, I’ve created a special SYMBIOSI ribbon for anyone attending the Young Justice panel or the Meet-up afterwards.

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Okay – I think that’s all the Gallifrey One news & info! Looking forward to seeing lots of fellow Doctor Who and Young Justice fans this weekend! Whew- I’m done with this JUST IN TIME to make it to my first table appearance. Better get going! Allons-y!

SDCC 2013 Young Justice Meet-up Photos

By all accounts the Young Justice Meet-up at San Diego Comic Con 2013 was a grand success. These meet-ups are a great opportunity for the creative team behind Young Justice to meet and talk to fans in a setting more informal than a panel, plus there’s a greater opportunity for photos and autographs. I’m soooo sorry I couldn’t be at San Diego Comic Con to be a part of this meet-up, but it looks like things went just fine without me!

Young Justice producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti hosted the event, with other members of the YJ creative team in attendance including Stephanie Lemelin (voice of Artemis), Jason Spisak (voice of Wally West/Kid Flash), Vanessa Marshall (voice of Black Canary), and writer of the original Young Justice comic book, Peter David! My apologies to others in the photos who I don’t know by their face!

Here’s a Newsarama interview with Greg and Brandon, from just before the meet-up.

And now without further ado, photos (courtesy of Brandon Vietti unless otherwise noted)!

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Stephanie Lemelin (Artemis), producer Greg Weisman, Vanessa Marshall (Black Canary), Jason Spisak (Wally West), producer Brandon Vietti with other artists from Young Justice. (Greg, Brandon – Give me names and I’ll add them!)

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Brandon Vietti rocking his Demon T-shirt with a great Nightwing cosplayer at the SDCC 2013 YJ Meet-up.

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Wonder Girl and Nightwing cosplayers at the SDCC 2013 YJ Meet-up.

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Spitfire Reunion! Jason Spisak (Wally West) and Stephanie Lemelin (Artemis), with Brandon lurking in the background.

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Young Justice Meet-up at SDCC 2013
Photo Courtesy of AJ Draven

CONvergence 2013 wrap up

There are too many friends connected with and people to thank to list them all here, but I wanted to share some highlights I thought might be of interest.

CONvergence Opening Ceremony began with a live musical sketch called “Avenue Who,” which is basically what would happen if Avenue Q and Doctor Who made sweet, sweet love and had a baby.  It was written by Tim Wick, Chad Dutton and Gordon Smuder, with puppets built by Gordon Smuder.

The cast included:

Tim Wick as Purple Monster
Molly Glover as Pink Monster
Nick Glover as Leonard Nimoy
Windy Bowlsby as Mary Poppins
Courtney McLean as The TARDIS
Jeff Neppl as The Doctor
Christopher Jones as A Dalek
Laszlo Nemesi as Sherlock Holmes
Gordon Smuder as Dr. Watson
and last but not least…

Connie as herself! (With special thanks to Connie’s personal assistant Dawn Krosnowski)

I’ll be sharing video as soon as it becomes available, but until then you’ll have to settle for some photos! (My thanks to Peter Verrant from the CONvergence Photography Department for these!)

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Purple Monster (Tim Wick) and
Pink Monster (Molly Glover)

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Leonard Nimoy (Nick Glover)

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The Doctor (Jeff Neppl) offers Mary Poppins (Windy Bowlsby) a jellybaby

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Sherlock Holmes (Laszlo Nemesi) and Dr. Watson (Gordon Smuder)

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Did I mention that The Dalek (me) had a song?

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The TARDIS (Courtney McClean) spoke like a Minnesota mom.

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Connie with handler/personal assistant Dawn Krosnowski


One of the year’s Guests of Honor was Caitlin Blackwood who played young Amelia Pond on Doctor Who, and now at the age of 13 our first guest to be younger than the convention! Filmmaker Emily Hagins was 14 when she was first a CONvergence guest. Now 20, Emily was in attendance and in a completely unnecessary display of pop and circumstance, helped us crown Caitlin as our new Youngest CONvergence Guest of Honor.
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Emily Hagins crowns Caitlin Blackwood as the new Youngest CONvergence Guest of Honor. Photo by Peter Verrant.


Opening Ceremony concluded with a special appearance by Inspector Spacetime as played by Travis Richey, who Hal Bichel and I had arranged to bring to CONvergence after having met him at the Gallifrey One convention. Hal and I are big fans of both Community and his Inspector Spacetime character’s unofficial spin-off Untitled Web Series about a Space Traveller who Also Travels Through Time, but after meeting Travis at Gally, we knew that he was really great with fans, good on a panel, and trying to build awareness of his Kickstarter campaign for Untitled Web Series season 2. It just seemed like Inspector Spacetime at CONvergence 2013: British Invasion HAD to happen.

It was a special treat for me to get to write a little scene for The Inspector in which he interacted with Connie and expressed his intention to visit the previous years of CONvergence he had missed (one of the advantages of being a time traveller) and that we was looking for an associate to join him in his adventure, preferably someone with experience as companion to a traveller in space and time. Of course he chose Caitlin Blackwood, and the two of them left the stage hand in hand, with the Inspector telling her that they were leaving immediately, “no waiting!”


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Travis Richey as Inspector Spacetime in the CONvergence 2013 Opening Ceremony,
Optic Pocketknife at the ready!
Photo by Peter Verrant

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Travis Richey with Community’s Greendale Human Being (in reality Hal Bichel, who helped bring Travis to CONvergence!)
Photo courtesy Susan Lundberg.

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Travis Richey backstage in the MainStage Green Room with Connie and Dawn Krosnowski.
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Later in the weekend, Travis debuted the Untitled Web Series Season 2 Teaser Trailer as part of his Inspector Spacetime panel, which revealed that plans for Season 2 include Guest Star Robert Picardo from Star Trek: Voyager. You can see the trailer here and contribute to the Kickstarter. One of the contribution incentives is an Inspector Spacetime print by me, which will be revealed in the coming days!

I’d like to thank Travis for coming to CONvergence and being such a good sport about joining in our shenanigans, Hal Bichel for organizing the IndieGoGo campaign that helped us cover the cost of bringing Travis to the con, and of course everyone who contributed to the campaign!

Immediately after the Opening Ceremony was this year’s SMACKDOWN panel, which this year was S.U.P.E.R.S.P.Y. Smackdown. The competitors ranged from Jason Bourne and The Black Widow to Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse, but eventually Emma Peel won the day! And yes, we had a James Bond lightning round that pitted Daniel Craig’s abs against Sean Connery’s accent. You know, this isn’t the most serious competition… Big thanks as always to co-conspirators Tim Wick who acted as Emcee, and Melissa Kaercher to handled created and operated our Video Scoreboard. Thanks also go to Romeo Azar who created our intro video!

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From Left to Right: Kelvin Hatle, Dawn Krosnowski, Joseph Scrimshaw, Jeremy Stomberg, Christopher Jones, Tim Uren, and Caroline Symcox.

Saturday at 2:00pm I had a signing at the Autograph Table alongside Travis Richey, and happily we both enjoyed a fairly steady stream of fans. Hopefully I’ll get a couple of signings scheduled for CONvergence 2014.

It’s never a convention without cosplayers. Given that I spend so much of CONvergence running around, you’d think I’d get tons of cosplay photos, but I’m actually not too quick on the draw with my camera phone and get far more photos when I’m at an Artists Alley table for the weekend (especially when I have help!). That said, I did manage to snag a photo with some Young Justice cosplayers as I was on my way in to Sunday’s Art: Impossible panel.

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Me with Red Arrow, Stealth Mode Kid Flash and Artemis cosplayers at CONvergence 2013. Photo by Tony Karna.

Art: Impossible is our new improv art panel, Emceed again by Tim Wick along with Dawn Krosnowski. (I just can’t seem to get away from those two!) I think the panel was pretty entertaining, with an assortment of artists creating art based on a multiple “challenges” of various lengths. Winners bidders from the previous evening’s art auction got first pick of original art produced during the 90-minute panel.

Finally on Sunday was Closing Ceremony which found Connie having a hard time with the idea that she had to wait an entire year for CONvergence to return. Inspector Spacetime appeared again and offered to take Connie directly to CONvergence 2014 so she wouldn’t have to wait. I’d like to think I added two entries on The Inspector’s roster of Time-and-Space-travelling associates: Caitlin Blackwood and Connie!

Closing Ceremony ended by previewing plans for CONvergence 2014, which features an Urban Fantasy theme and will spotlight the 20th Anniversary of Gargoyles with a roster of guests that includes Gargoyles show-runner Greg Weisman.

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Promotional art for CONvergence 2014

I’m really looking forward to next year’s convention, and part of me wishes I could skip directly to July of 2014 with Connie. Then I remember how much I want to get done between now and then, and I’ll happily take all the weeks I can get!

Here are some quick links to my other CONvergence 2013 posts:
CONvergence 2013 – Guest of Honor Badge Art.
CONvergence 2013 – Registration Badge and Souvenir Book Cover Art
Posters I created for CONvergence’s Costumes are not Consent campaign.

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Christopher Jones, Dawn Krosnowski, and Connie

 

Denver Comic Con THIS WEEKEND – Schedule Update

I’ll be joining my Young Justice partner-in-crime Greg Weisman at the Denver Comic Con this weekend, so it’ll be a great opportunity to get us BOTH to sign all those Young Justice comic books and prints! And Young Justice fans also won’t want to miss Khary Payton (the voice of Aqualad) and Kelly Hu (the voice of Cheshire) who will also be there!

I’ll be kicking off my time in Denver with the Denver Comic Con Pre-Party on Thursday night starting at 6:00pm at Mile High Comics. So if you’re in the area, come and say hi! (I’ve never been to Denver before and could definitely use suggestions for where to spend my time outside of the convention.)

Once the convention gets underway, you’ll be able to find me at CC9 in the “Comic Book Classroom Corral” area all three days. Here’s a handy map to help you find my table:

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Additionally you will be able to find me at the following panels and events:

Young Justice (panel)

Saturday 6/1     3:00pm–3:50pm     Room 108-110
This panel will feature Young Justice writer/producer Greg Weisman, Khary Payton (the voice of Aqualad) and myself!

Young Justice Meet-up

Saturday 6/1     7:30pm–8:20pm     Room 104
We’ll be convening in Room 104 at the conclusion of the “Nuts and Bolts of Writing Comics” panel (which features Greg Weisman and a host of other powerhouse comics writers.) Greg will join us for photos and an informal chat about Young Justice and its fandom. This will be your best opportunity at the con if you want photos with both Greg and me. Come hang out with us!

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Signing at the Aurora Rise Booth

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Sunday 6/2      12:00pm-1:00pm      Booth 528
Aurora Rise is a Section 501(c)(3) non profit charitable organization founded in the wake of the Century 16 Aurora theater shooting on July 20, 2012. It has been created by victims to help other victims with small acts of assistance and kindness.

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I will be spending some time at their booth, signing these black and white 4×5″ Young Justice mini-print cards for FREE. I encourage you while you’re there to check out the cool merchandise, limited edition prints and First EVER Limited Edition Aurora Rise Sketchbook Vol 1 that they’ll have available at the convention! More information on their website.

Comics for *Everyone* in the Family (Panel)

Sunday 6/2      4:00pm–4:50pm      Room 103
A discussion of *all-ages* comics – comic books aimed at older and younger readers alike!
With Jeffrey Brown, Dan Parent, Jamal Igle, James Taylor, Mario Gonzales, Greg Weisman and myself.

At my table, I am happy to sign anything you bring me! I will be doing commission sketches ($60 full characters; $30 headshots) and I will have Young Justice trade paperbacks for sale, as well as a few Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes trades and a couple copies of the new Day of Judgement trade paperback. (There’s a story about that last one… ask at your own risk!!) Oh, and let’s not forget…


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I’ll have TWO Young Justice prints available at the show, one featuring the Season 1 and Season 2 versions of the core Team, and a new one making it’s debut at this convention featuring the Family Crock: Artemis  Crock (aka Artemis), Jade Nguyen (aka Cheshire), Paula Crock (aka Huntress), Lawrence “Crusher” Crock (aka Sportsmaster) and the very young Lian Nguyen-Harper. Like all my 11″×17″ color prints they’ll be available at the convention for $20 each, which is a savings of $10 (plus shipping) over buying them from my Etsy Store. (Yes, the new print will eventually be on Etsy  too… after I get back from the convention.) This is your chance to get one of these signed by both me and Greg Weisman, and maybe even some voice actors all in the same weekend!

Of course, stop by my table and show me that you follow my Christopher Jones Comic Art page on Facebook or @ChrisJonesArt on Twitter and get one of two FREE convention exclusive items:

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If you’re not able to make it to Denver Comic Con this weekend, you can check out all my planned convention appearances for the coming year on my Appearances Page! Otherwise, I’m looking forward to seeing lots of great cosplay, meeting lots of awesome fans, and just enjoying the convention weekend. I hope I see you there!

Denver Comic Con – May 31-June 2 2013

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What a crazy month! It seems like just yesterday I was at the C2E2 convention in Chicago, then it was Free Comic Book Day at The Source Comics and Games, last weekend it was MCBA Springcon, and now I’m getting ready to head off to  Denver Comic Conand I can’t wait! I’ll be joining my Young Justice partner-in-crime Greg Weisman at the Denver show, so it’ll be a great opportunity to get us BOTH to sign all those Young Justice comic books and prints! I’m really looking forward to this, and it’ll be my first visit to Denver if you don’t count layovers at the airport.

At my table, I am happy to sign anything you bring me! I will be doing commission sketches, and I will have comics and Young Justice trade paperbacks for sale.

In addition to my Young Justice prints, I’ll have plenty of other 11″×17″ prints for $20 each, some of which you can see here.

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And for the Doctor Who fans…

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Stop by my table and show me that you follow my Christopher Jones Comic Art page on Facebook or @ChrisJonesArt on Twitter and get one of two FREE exclusive items:

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And remember, you can check out all my planned convention appearances for the coming year on my Appearances Page!