NYCC 2010 Adds JMS, Bruce Campbell, and Over 20 New Guests to Line-Up!


From the press release:

This past weekend, NYCC ran around the tri-state area hiding tickets in our Stan Lee Twitter Scavenger Hunt. At the end of the day, we say a lot of smiling faces and heard a lot of stories from fans who spent the day chasing after us. Including a few in costume. Now, though, that over 20 more tickets have found homes, let’s get to over 20 more guests. Ladies and gents, let’s kick off September with writer extraordinaire J. Michael Straczynski and the man with the immortal chin, Bruce Cambell! JMS and Bruce will be speaking and signing at the show, and they lead off over 20 news guests appearing at the con (spanning the worlds of comics, webcomics, and books)… Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold, Ann Telnaes, Brad Guigar, Dave Roman, Deborah Harkness, Dexter Vines, Eric Maruscak, Faith Erin Hicks, George O’Connor, George Perez, Jane Yolen, JD Arnold, Jeff Lemire, Laurence Klavan, Mark Brooks, Matt Madden, Mike Cavallaro, Mike McKone, Peter David, Rich Buckler, Rick Parker, Susan Kim, and Tracy White.

JMS has been to NYCC previously and was scheduled to appear at last year’s con, but if you recall, he had to jet because he was only nominated for a British Academy Award. In fact, J. Michael Straczynski is the only comics writer in history to win the Eisner Award, the Hugo Award (twice), the Inkpot Lifetime Achievement Award, SFWA’s Ray Bradbury Award and be nominated for a British Academy Award for Screenwriting (for Changeling). As a comics writer he has written The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman and Thor, among others; as a writer for TV and film, his credits include Ninja Assassin, Babylon 5, Jeremiah and Twilight Zone. He’s worked with Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Paul Greengrass and others. His current in-development credits include Forbidden Planet (for Warners), Shattered Union (for Disney/Bruckheimer), and Lensman (for Universal) More projects will be announced at NYCC. He never sleeps.

And Bruce? This is Bruce’s first rodeo, and we couldn’t be more excited. In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, Evil Dead, in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983, beating out The Shining. After its appearance at Cannes, Stephen King dubbed it “the most ferociously original horror film of the year.” Campbell quickly gained a foothold in the industry, producing or starring in diverse films and television, including The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr., Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Xena: Warrior Princess. Campbell’s recent work includes Disney’s Sky High, MGM’s Bubba Ho-Tep, and his feature directorial debut, Man with the Screaming Brain, and the follow up, My Name is Bruce (a spoof of his B-movie career). Bruce is currently co-starring on USA’s Burn Notice.

Details, bios, more information, and more guests are all available right now at

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