Do I even need to tell any of you that the San Diego Comic Con International is the largest pop culture gathering in America?
Surely you know that last year more than 100,000 fans of comics, movies, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, and more descended upon the San Diego Convention Center, creating a crowded but exhultant gestalt that transcended the term convention and burst into a convergence...? Ok, flowery prose aside, the SDCCI was one big honkin' con last year, and 2006 promises to be even bigger. Click here to visit their website.
What better place to premier The Future was FAB: The Art of Mike Trim? No place, of course.
This year the convention runs from Wednesday, July 19th to Sunday, July 23rd. I'll be in the Hermes Press booth (#506) most of the weekend, but I will make it out for this panel:
The Future was FAB: The Art of Mike Trim
Friday, July 21
6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Mike Trim began his career as a designer and model maker for Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, The Secret Service, UFO, Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, and Space: 1999. In 1978, he designed the Martian fighting machines and illustrated the album cover for Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, which has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide. A new book of Trim's work is being premiered at Comic Con this year by Hermes Press (Booth #506). Join author Anthony Taylor (The Future was FAB: The Art of Mike Trim), CFQ Magazine Editor Jeff Bond, director Robert Burnette (Free Enterprise), and legendary model maker Greg Jein (Star Trek, CE3K) for a peek at the new book and a discussion of Trim's influence on the current generation of filmmakers. Presented in association with www.miketrimart.com.
Pretty cool lineup! We may even have a special guest who's name I won't mention (Richard Taylor), but you might be able to guess if you know who wrote the foreword for the book. Come see us at the booth and the panel and let me know I'm not writing this stuff only to have it vanish into thin air.