Thursday, July 24, 2008
1:30-12:30 SPORE : One-on-One with Will Wright - Room & 6CDEF
He's sold 100 million copies of The Sims and now he's working on SPORE, the intelligent design game that could easily take the award for cleverest game of the year. & Will is a Comic-Con virgin, so be friendly and show up early with a capital "E."
Activision with Stan Lee - Room 6A
Even though he has rocketed to stardom as an actor (hot dog vendor - X-Men , soda-drinking guy - The Incredible Hulk ), Stan Lee still holds his side job of gazillionaire hero god of Marvel comic books, movies, and video games. & At the Con, he'll be talking about making video games based on his superheroes.
Episodic Games: Rewriting the Adventure Genre
Episodic gaming - the video game version of the TV series - is changing the way games are made and played. Prepare to laugh - with Penny Arcade, Strong Bad, and Sam & Max, you can't go wrong.
12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Jim Lee : The Art of DC Universe Online (DCUO) - Room 6B
Sony's going to try to take down City of Heroes . & See what they have in store.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
, - Room 6B
A Ghostbusters sequel? & In video game form??? & All four original Ghostbusters are on board? & Even Annie Potts will be in it??? & Aw dang, I've been slimed. &
Capcom: How to Get A Job in the Video Game
Industry - Room 2
It's one of the few game panels not devoted to showing off an upcoming release. & Join some big wigs at Capcom to find out how you can finally prove to your mom that you haven't been wasting your time. &
World of Warcraft -
I'll be frank, I found my job as a graveyard-shift security guard more stimulating than WoW. It's just a MUD with pretty colors, folks. But, given the legions of followers of this game, I felt obligated to place it here. & Check out their latest plans for games, toys, and manga - and get a free gift!
2:30-3:30 Dawn of War II and Deadly Creatures - Room 4
Dawn of War was a godsend to diehard 40k fans - someone finally got it right! & Find out what they planned for the sequel. &
Xbox Creators' Showcase:
Gears of War 2 -
Room & 6B
First, the bad news: I received word from on high that Peter Molyneux won't be making it to the Con. & But, Cliff Bleszinski (the Cliff formerly known as CliffyB) will be there to show off what he's creating for Gears of War 2 . & The label on the box says "all the brutality of the first - and now with added plot line!"
Gamers in the Library? - Room 30CDE
Finally, because this is KPBS, I'd like to give a shout out to those people trying to get games into the libraries. & Some awesome librarians will teach you how they have brought games - from the dice and card variety to the console kind - into their libraries.
See you at the Con!