Itís the ultimate. The extreme. The biggest event in the world if youíre a sci-fi fantasy
enthusiast, comic or video artist! Itís the one and only Comic-Con in San Diego.
From July 20th through the 24th, over 100,000 attendees, industry professionals and
countless exhibitors will converge in the San Diego Convention center. Aspiring artists will
meet at Artistís Alley and take part in Comic-Conís Portfolio Review. Autograph hounds
will mob the Autograph area to meet cast members from their favorite TV shows and
On Saturday, the beloved and venerated Ray Bradbury will be signing autographs from 2 to
three p.m. Bradbury is the author of such timeless classics as The Illustrated Man,
Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Martian Chronicles, and Fahrenheit 451. Some of
these great works have been adapted into comic book and cinematic form. His biography,
The Bradbury Chronicles, The Life of Ray Bradbury, was recently released in paperback.
Also attending will be Roger Corman, an indie filmmaking legend and who has spent over
50 years in Hollywood. In addition to creating such iconic classics as Little Shop of Horrors
film, Roger Corman also mentored some of Hollywoodís top talent --including directors
like Ron Howard and James Cameron.
Trekkers will gather around the autograph table of Walter Koenig, one of Star Trekís
original TV crew membersóChekov. Besides creating an unforgettable character in the
original series and the seven movies that followed, Koenig also appeared on Babylon 5 and
is an accomplished writer and filmmaker.
Returning to Comic-Con International this year will be The Star Wars Fan Film Awards. The
award ceremony scheduled for Thursday night at 8:30 in Ballroom 20 will showcase the
best of this year's competition, plus an exclusive world premiere especially for Star Wars
fans. For the fifth year, filmmaker finalists vied for recognition and prizes in the
competition sponsored by Lucasfilm and Atomfilms.com.
George Lucas will judge which film entry is the best of the competition will present the
prestigious George Lucas Selects top prize, receive $2,000 in cash and a distinctive Fan
Film Awards trophy. Other category winners will be awarded one of the coveted trophies,
plus $1,000. The Audience Choice Award will go to the highest number of votes from the
fans themselves. The winner will take home one of the Fan Film trophies. Attendees will
also be treated to the very first public showing of Return of Pink Five: Volume Two. Films
entered in the Star Wars Fan Film Awards competition are required to meet set guidelines
and performance standards, plus be less than 10 minutes long. The films can be a parody
of the existing Star Wars universe, experimental, or a documentary of the Star Wars fan
For Anime fans, Comic-Con is a true feast. Anime, or Japanese animation, as many know,
has grown to become one of the fastest-growing aspects of Comic-Con. Screenings
continue to gather record-setting crowds. This year, Comic-Conís anime will include over
130 different titles, including popular fan favorites, newer releases, and sneak previews of
soon to be releases. As always, Comic-Con will provide a convenient guide to the schedule
with room locations and brief synopses and titles.
So come one, come all to the greatest show on earth. Bring your costumes, dress up and
be part of the fun. Itís all happening at Comic-Con 2006 in San Diego!
About the Author
Alex Kecskes is a former ad agency Copy Chief who has created effective copy and
concepts for a wide range of ad agencies, Fortune 500 companies and startups. As owner
of ak creativeworks, Alex provides brand names, as well as strategic copy for brochures,
mailers, multimedia, articles, newsletters, PR and web content. He has published articles in
a variety of publications about health, business and technology--this includes copy for
over 130 different products and services. He has won such national awards as the Andy,
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Alex Kecskes is a former ad agency Copy Chief who provides a full range of copywriting services to agencies and companies large or small. He has created effective copy for brochures, mailers, multimedia, articles, newsletters, PR and web content.
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