ComicCon-ing: Mr. Nola Nerd Couple’s Top 5 Panels at MegaCon

Panels are always a highlight of going to a con for me. Since cons have basically opened up panels to be about anything, there is basically something for everyone.  We can’t get to Orlando until Saturday, so here are the top five panels I will make every effort to attend on those two days.

Saturday Panels:

CELEBRITY Q&A WITH ACCLAIMED ACTOR AND VOICE STAR WALLACE SHAWN (11 am in W311)

Wallace Shawn has such a varied career as an actor and a playwright that this should be an entertaining and informative panel. I’m hoping for a few My Dinner with Andre questions.

CELEBRITY Q&A WITH THE LEGENDARY JEFF GOLDBLUM (11:30 in Chapin Theater)

While Jeff Goldbloom is a celebrated actor, let’s face it, his most famous role his playing himself.  He is just an entertaining individual, and this should make for great entertainment.

CELEBRITY Q&A WITH DOCTOR WHO’S CATHERINE TATE (3:30 in W311)

Donna is one of my favorite companions on Doctor Who because she forced the Doctor to understand who he was.  Plus, Catherine Tate is a comedian by trade so she can probably take any question and make it hilarious.

Sunday Panels: 

COMICS IN THE CLASSROOM (Noon in W205)

As teachers, this panel screams for us to attend.  I have used some comics in my computer science class, but am interested in seeing how others use them.

WRITING FOR COMICS (3pm in W304A)

Writers from both DC and Marvel will be presenting their process for creating comics.  This is an excellent panel for anyone wanting to break into the business or get a behind the scenes look at how comics are made.

Of course, there are some great panels when we won’t be there.  Thursday evening has the 2001 50th anniversary panel. Image Comics is having a panel about creator owned projects Friday morning. At noon, my favorite comic creator, Tom King, will be having a panel focusing on his career. Friday afternoon there will be a panel conversation with Dan Didio, co-publisher at DC comics.

Of course, MegaCon has tons of entertainment scheduled for you throughout it’s entire run.  Plan your days by visiting their schedule here.

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