This weekend marks another annual ECCC, which is consistently emerging as one of the go-to Conventions in the country, and IDW Publishing will be in attendance.
In pouring over their list of guests and panels, there is nothing specifically G.I. Joe related, however when you consider solicitations for this year are showing a drastically reduced footprint of G.I. Joe titles, it certainly seems like a topic that will, and should, be discussed.
I did reach out to Editor in Chief Chris Ryall about G.I. Joe, and while he had no public comment, he did assure me that there are plans in place for G.I. Joe going forward.
IDW will be partaking in a couple of different panels that may hopefully shed some light on that G.I. Joe situation:
Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
IDW: 2015 and Beyond—IDW invites you to join in their first big panel of 2015! Join VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Editor-in-Chief/Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall, alongside editor Sarah Gaydos, Erik Burnham of Ghostbusters fame, and Jody Houser, writer of the hit Orphan Black comic for a spirited chat filled with announcements, hijinks and Q&A!
Sunday, 4:00 – 5:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
IDW Presents: The New Class of Licensed Comics—Transformers, Adventure Time, Star Trek, Orphan Black, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic… What do these comics all have in common? They’re all licensed comics, and although some may STILL look down on them, they’re also home to some of the best talent telling the best stories around. Come hear about the good (and the sometimes challenging) aspects of working on books like these, from host Editor Sarah Gaydos (Star Trek, Disney, Edward Scissorhands), with special guests Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Edward Scissorhands), Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, Once Upon a Time), Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Editor Shannon Waters (of BOOM!), Chris Roberson (Aliens, Star Trek), and Gabriel Hardman (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars).
You can read the full press release after the break.