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The boys and girls of Comic-Con International can be excused for skipping a few weeks of Special Guest announcements for this July’s San Diego Comic-Con (20th to 23rd July 2017, Preview Night 19th) – they have been rather busy, what with badge sales, Early Bird Hotel Sales and a little thing called WonderCon. No small order.

However, now they’re all rested, it’s back to business at hand, with an Eleventh Wave of dignitaries, invited out to the West Coast to join the rest of the incredible creatives already given their Golden Ticket: Sergio Aragonés, Marguerite Bennett, Box Brown, Gail Carriger, Gemma Correll, Paul Dini, Mark Evanier, Brigitte Findakly, Melanie Gillman, Sarah Glidden, Mike Grell, Nathan Hale, Simon Hanselmann, Robin Hobb, Charlie N. Holmberg, John Holmstrom, James Hudnall, Victoria Jamieson, Denis Kitchen, Jim Lee, Paul Levitz, Sonny Liew, Marjorie Liu, Jonathan Maberry, John Morrow, Dustin Nguyen, Keith Pollard, Eduardo Risso, Mike Royer, Brian Selznick, R. Sikoryak, Alex Simmons, Jeff Smith, Joe Staton, William Stout, J. Michael Straczynski, Maggie Thompson, Bruce Timm, and Lewis Trondheim. One hell of a list.

Here’s the four new additions to this illustrious list:

  • ROXANE GAY: Author: WORLD OF WAKANDA / BAD FEMINIST / DIFFICULT WOMEN
  • DEAN HALE: Co-Author: PRINCESS IN BLACK Series; CALAMITY JACK
  • SHANNON HALE: Co-Author: PRINCESS IN BLACK Series; Author: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL / REAL FRIENDS
  • ERIC SHANOWER: Writer/Artist: AGE OF BRONZE; Writer: OZ Graphic Novels / LITTLE NEMO: RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND

That’s forty-three names – okay, so, maybe that’s thrown our maths out from previous Special Guest posts but, with CCI promising that they will be providing names now throughout the rest of April, as well as into May to catch up, we may still be on course for around sixty artists, writers and creatives at our dedicated Utility Belt pages, here:


From the Comic-Con International website:

SPECIAL GUESTS: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2017 – Eleventh Wave (Monday 17th April)

Roxane Gay at Comic-Con International 2017, July 20–23 at the San Diego Convention CenterROXANE GAY

(Author: WORLD OF WAKANDA / BAD FEMINIST / DIFFICULT WOMEN)

Roxane Gay’s writing appears in BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2014, BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2012, BEST SEX WRITING 2012, HARPER’S BAAZAR, A PUBLIC SPACE, MC’SWEENEY’S, TIN HOUSE, OXFORD AMERICAN, AMERICAN SHORT FICTION, VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW, and many others.

She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of the books AYITI, AN UNTAMED STATE, the New York Times bestselling BAD FEMINIST, the nationally bestselling DIFFICULT WOMEN and HUNGER: A MEMOIR OF MY BODY.

She is also the author of the Black Panther comic book series WORLD OF WAKANDA for Marvel Comics.

Dean Hale at Comic-Con International 2017, July 20–23 at the San Diego Convention CenterDEAN HALE

(Writer: ESPERS / THE AGE OF HEROES / THE PSYCHO)

Dean Hale is the co-author of the award winning graphic novels RAPUNZEL’S REVENGE and CALAMITY JACK. He’s also authored the picture book SCAPEGOAT: THE STORY OF A GOAT NAMED OAT AND A CHEWED-UP GOAT.

He lives in Utah with his wife and co-author, Shannon, and their children.

Shannon Hale at Comic-Con International 2017, July 20–23 at the San Diego Convention CenterSHANNON HALE

(Author: WORLD OF WAKANDA / BAD FEMINIST / DIFFICULT WOMEN)

Shannon Hale is the bestselling author of many books for children, including the EVER AFTER HIGH series, PRINCESS ACADEMY (Newberry Honor book), the graphic novel REAL FRIENDS (illustrated by LeUyen Pham), and THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL MG Novel. She co-wrote the graphic novels REVENGE and CALAMITY JACK, and the chapter book series THE PRINCESS IN BLACK with her husband Dean Hale.

They live with their four children near Salt Lake City, UT. More info at: squeetus.com

 

Eric Shanower at Comic-Con International 2017, July 20–23 at the San Diego Convention CenterERIC SHANOWER

(Writer/Artist: AGE OF BRONZE; Writer: OZ Graphic Novels / LITTLE NEMO: RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND)

Eric Shanower is the award-winning cartoonist of AGE OF BRONZE (Image), the story of the Trojan War. With Skottie Young, he adapted Baum’s OZ books to New York Times best-selling graphic novels (Marvel Comics). He wrote the Eisner Award-winning LITTLE NEMO: RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND (IDW) with art by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Shanower’s work includes his ADVENTURES IN OZ graphic novels (IDW), “Happily Ever After” in Lambda Award finalist HOW BEAUTIFUL THE ORDINARY (HarperCollins), AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH with Ed Brubaker (Fantagaphics), and HARLAN ELLISON’S DREAM CORRIDOR (Dark Horse). Shanower has illustrated for television, magazines, and children’s books.

He lives in Portland, Oregon. For more info visit www.age-of-bronze.com.

Photo by Roxyanne Young.

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