Meet Todd McFarlane at Phoenix Comic Convention
Schedule of Comicon Events Includes Spawn Creative Team Signings
Friday, January 16, 2009

Will you be attending the 2009 Phoenix Comicon, Jan. 23-25 at the Mesa Convention Center? We will be exhibiting, and Todd McFarlane will be there as a featured guest. We've got some details on events that members of the Spawn creative team are scheduled to participate in.

Friday, Jan. 23
4:30pm -- 5:30pm
Location: Palo Verde 3
Comic Book Artists Showcase
Meet the comic book artists that you love, including Spawn artist Whilce Portacio.

4:30pm -- 5:30pm
Location: Palo Verde Suite
Writing for Comics
Seasoned veterans, including Spawn's own Brian Holguin, talk about the craft of creating comics.

5:30pm -- 6:30pm
Location: Palo Verde 3
Southwest Quick Draw Sketch-off
The Big Guns draw! Visiting artists, including Spawn's Whilce Portacio sketch audience picks. Several lucky attendees will go home with an original sketch by a top artist.

Saturday, Jan. 24
3pm -- 4pm
Location: Palo Verde Suite
Spawn with Todd McFarlane
Spawn Creative Team (Creator/artist/writer Todd McFarlane, artist Whilce Portacio and writer Brian Holguin) panel discussion

4:30pm -- 7pm
Location: McFarlane Toys Booth: #72/84
Spawn Creative Team Signing -- TICKETED EVENT
Seventy-five tickets for this event will be given out at Phoenix Comicon Booth F7/F8 on Thursday at 6pm. Attendees wearing an attendee badge may receive 1 ticket, good for 2 autographs. A second round of 75 tickets will be available on Saturday at 10am. Due to the limited quantities, there is a limit of 1 ticket per attendee (even if you come to the booth both days).

The autograph session will follow the Spawn panel in the Palo Verde Room from 3pm -- 4pm. At 4:20pm, we'll call ticket holders by numbered groups to line up at the booth for the signing. Ticket holders will be allowed to enter the line only if their number has been called. Due to time constraints, there will not be time for sketches during the signing.

Sunday, Jan. 25
12:30pm -- 1:30pm
Location: Palo Verde 3
Comic Writers Showcase
Panel discussion with the comic book writers you love, including Spawn's Brian Holguin

12:30pm -- 1:30pm
Location: Cholla Room
Founding Days of Image Comics
Jim Valentino, Whilce Portacio and Rob Leifeld talk about the early days of Image Comics.

All events are subject to change without notice.

Representatives of the McFarlane retail store will also be at the Con, selling comic books and McFarlane Toys action figures, including an exclusive Halo active camo (clear) Spartan EVA figure. All sales will be cash only.

For more information on 2009 Phoenix Comicon, go here.