Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2010Media Release -- This is the first C2E2 ever and Archie Comics is excited to be part of the debut of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo! Archie Comics isn't coming alone; it's bringing its top talent, including Hollywood writer/producer Michael Uslan! Archie Comics has many exciting events and panels planned for C2E2.

Join Archie Comics (Booth #759) and its talented creators at Lakeside Center at McCormick Place April 16th to the 18th. You don't want to miss this opportunity to meet your favorite artists or attend the exciting panels! There will also be a whole slew of signings over the course of the three day event!


Friday April 16th
Fernando Ruiz 1pm-2pm
Craig Boldman 2pm-3pm
Dan Parent 3pm-4pm
Andrew Pepoy 4pm-5pm

Saturday April 17th
Fernando Ruiz 11am-12pm
Michael Uslan (Saturday only! from noon to 1pm)
Craig Boldman 1pm-2pm
Dan Parent 3pm-4pm
Andrew Pepoy 4pm-5pm

Sunday April 18th
Andrew Pepoy 11am-12pm
Dan Parent 12pm-1pm
Fernando Ruiz 1pm-2pm

Archie Comics: Cooler Than Ever! Panel
Friday, April 16
Room E352

It's been an exciting year for Archie Comics, but that is just the start; there will be plenty of surprise announcements about the future of Archie Comics, including the latest news about Archie on television and in feature films! The creators and staff of Archie Comics are coming to Chicago to talk to the fans directly about all the excitement. Panelists include Michael Uslan (Executive Producer of "The Dark Knight" and "Batman Begins" and Archie Wedding writer), Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater, Dark Horse Comics VP of Business Development Michael Martens, Archie Comics President/Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick, and Archie Comics Vice President/Managing Editor Mike Pellerito, as well as Archie Comics writer/artist Dan Parent, Mark Freedman of Surge Licensing and David Steinberger of Comixology. The panel will feature a question and answer session with the fans.

Jon Goldwater
Michael Uslan
Mike Pellerito
Victor Gorelick
Michael Martens
Dan Parent
Mark Freedman
David Steinberger

Taking Comic Books into the Digital World
Saturday, April 17
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room: E352

In a world in which people can even watch television shows on handheld communication devices like iPhones, there are virtually dozens of ways for the entertainment industry to get their wares into the hands and minds of consumers. Comic books and variant products of the genre are part of that new wave, with translations and formats that stretch across a wide array of digital technologies and platforms including the internet, mobile phones, PDAs and more. This panel of digital pros, creators and licensing pros will discuss the future of comics in the digital world.

David Uslan
Michael Uslan
Rick Karo of Comflix
Micah Baldwin of Studios
Christian Beranek of The Webcomic Factory
Mike Pellerito of Archie Comics
Jimmy Palmiotti
Moderator: Tony Panaccio, pop culture columnist

Growing Up with Archie Panel
Sunday, April 18
Room E350

Archie Comics creative staff share inside perspectives on the creation of Archie, how Archie Comics has evolved, and why it dominates the newsstands and supermarkets in comic sales. Panelists include Archie Comics President/Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick, Archie Comics Vice President/Managing Editor Mike Pellerito, Betty & Veronica's Dan Parent, Tales From Riverdale's Fernando Ruiz and Katy Keene's Andrew Pepoy. This is your chance to meet the Archie Comics creators face to face. The panel will feature a question and answer session with the fans as well as a comic giveaway to all fans in attendance.

Mike Pellerito
Victor Gorelick
Dan Parent
Fernando Ruiz
Andrew Pepoy