Friday, June 29, 2012

John Carter and Tarzan Hits Comic-Con 2012

With the biggest comic book/movie/fanboy convention about to hit, the schedule of events for the first two days, Wednesday July 11 and Thursday July 12 has been posted online. And despite missing out last year, our favorite Warlord of Mars will be getting a panel, along with the Lord of the Jungle:

1:00-2:00 100th Anniversary of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars— He wrestled lions, poachers and ran through fire barefoot without a stunt-double or CGI. Actor Ron Ely will discuss filming Tarzan in the jungles of Latin America with writer Mark Evanier and Burroughs illustrator Tom Yeates. Also featuring David Lemmo, co-author of the new book,Tarzan: His First 100 Years. How Ancient Literature Became Modern Mythology and Created an Ape-Man Mecca in Southern California, coming from Angel City Press in 2013. Plus a 100-years of Tarzan and John Carter slide show included. Room 8

I'll update this as soon as anymore related panels are revealed. For the rest of the two days' schedule you can check out (and try not to snort when you read that Disney-after skipping last year-has a panel to promote their upcoming films. I guess they learned the hard way with John Carter that kids and their parents at D23 was not the target audience.)

UPDATE: The Saturday July 14 schedule has been revealed at and there is another ERB-centric panel of note-this one on Tarzan and his mate:

12:00-1:00 The Naked Truth About Tarzan and Jane: The First 100 Years of Spectacular Tarzan Imagery, and One of Literature's Best-Loved Couples as They Enter Their Second Century— Bestselling novelist Robin Maxwell (Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan) and author Scott Tracy Griffin (Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration) gather with illustrator Joe Jusko (The Art of Joe Jusko) to discuss these iconic literary characters. Join them for a presentation and Q&A session hosted by Jim Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Incorporated, the official licensing entity for Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. Room 25ABC

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