Home Con News First 20 Special Guests Announced for San Diego Comic-Con 2014!

And so it begins. With the first actual announcement of details for the San Diego Comic-Con 2014, the snowballing of regular updates is surely imminent.

Before the first Badge Sale has even been scheduled, we have our first twenty confirmed names for the Con next year – a fantastic and wide selection of top-shelf creative talent if ever I saw one.

Highlights of  the announcement include: Amanda Conner (coming to the fore with some stand-out work on the Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre title), Jane Espenson (more television credits to list here but currently writing for ‘Once Upon A Time’ and ‘Husbands’), Scott Snyder (writing  for DC Comics on their ‘Batman’ and ‘Superman Unchained’ titles) and the wonderful Fiona Staples (multi-awarding winning artist, most recently of course for ‘Saga’).

The full list consists of:

Amanda Conner
Artist: Power Girl, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre

Brian Crane
Cartoonist: Pickles

Eleanor Davis
Cartoonist/illustrator: Stinky, How to Be Happy

Jane Espenson
Writer/producer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Husbands

Raymond Feist
Author: Riftwar Saga

Drew Friedman
Illustrator: RAW, Old Jewish Comedians, Heroes of the Comic Books

Michael T. Gilbert
Writer/artist: Mr. Monster

Willie Ito
Animator/cartoonist: Disney, WB, Hanna-Barbera

Caitlin R. Kiernan
Author: The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, Alabaster: Wolves

Lucy Knisley
Writer/artist: Relish, French Milk

David Lasky
Artist: The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song

Graham Nolan
Artist: Detective Comics, The Phantom, Joe Frankenstein

Jimmy Palmiotti
Writer: All-Star Western, Painkiller Jane

Benoît Peeters
Writer: The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl

Don Rosa
Cartoonist: Uncle $crooge, Donald Duck

Jim Rugg
Artist/illustrator,: Supermag, Afrodisiac

François Schuiten
Artist: The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl

Scott Snyder
Writer: Batman, Superman Unchained, American Vampire

Fiona Staples
Artist :Saga

Gene Luen Yang
Writer/artist: Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese

More details as they they announced. Anyone you’d like to see appear at SDCC this year? Comments below, as always…

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