*Updated *DC Comics hits C2E2 2012 with panels and more!

DC confirms today they’ll be attending C2E2 this year, they’re holding out at booth #115 and launching promo events, signings and panels for fans. Vertigo announcements will roll out at the show and updates on the New 52 will follow, the team doesn’t have much else to share but they’re promising to talk quite a bit on Before Watchmen as a special treat.

Check back for updates on their schedule for the show and we’ll keep the c2E2 news flowing!

*Update: From C2E2

Friday
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DC All Access

Date: Friday, April 13
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: S402ab

Speakers: David Finch , Kevin Maguire , Scott Snyder

Description:
A lot can happen in a year! Come by for unfiltered access to DC Comic’s top Editors as they talk all things DC! Find out what’s going on behind the scenes at DC Comics! Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry’s top talent including David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Kevin Maguire (Worlds’ Finest) and Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing), so don’t miss out!

Saturday
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DC Entertainment: Talent Search Orientation

Date: Saturday, April 14
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: N426b

Speaker: Mark Chiarello

Description:
Join DCE’s VP – Art Direction and Design, Mark Chiarello, for an informative orientation session that will explain how DCE’s Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, then this is the panel for you! In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.)

DC Comics – The New 52

Date: Saturday, April 14
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Location: S401abc

Speakers: Bob Harras , Chris Burnham , Geoff Johns , Jimmy Palmiotti , Patrick Gleason , Scott Snyder

Description:
DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 is the most talked about event of the last year, and we’re not done making news! Come by and be a part of history as DCE Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras is joined by your favorite top-notch talent such as Chris Burnham (Batman, Incorporated), Patrick Gleason (Batman and Robin), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western), and Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing) to discuss the books that are shaping this new era!

DC All Access – Special Edition: Before Watchmen

Date: Saturday, April 14
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: S401abc

Speakers: Adam Hughes , Amanda Conner , Brian Azzarello , Dan DiDio , J. Michael Straczynski , Lee Bermejo , Len Wein , Mark Chiarello , Will Dennis

Description:
It’s not the end of the world. It’s the beginning! Don’t miss this panel about the most talked about comic book series of 2012! Join DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, VP – Art Direction and Design Mark Chiarello, Senior Editor Will Dennis, Brian Azzarello (Before Watchmen: Rorschach), Lee Bermejo (Before Watchmen: Rorschach), Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan), Len Wein (Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, Curse of the Crimson Corsair) and J. Michael Straczynski (Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan and Superman: Earth One) as they talk about this game-changing event! Hurm!

Sunday
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DC Comics for Kids!

Date: Sunday, April 15
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: S402ab

Speakers: Art Baltazar , Franco

Description:
They may be young – but they’re still heroes! Come join the Eisner Award winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans) as they bring their one-of-kind energy and humor to discuss the upcoming, action-packed, awesomeness that is Superman Family Adventures as well as other DC Comics for kids! Don’t miss this all-ages panel!

Art Masters – Drawing DC

Date: Sunday, April 15
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: S402ab

Speakers: David Finch , Kevin Maguire , Mark Chiarello , Patrick Gleason

Description:
What does it take to remake a universe? Immensely talented artists! Join VP – Art Direction and Design Mark Chiarello and DC Comics top artists David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Patrick Gleason (Batman and Robin), and Kevin Maguire (Worlds’ Finest) for a unique peek into their visual approach in shaping DC Comics!

Before Watchmen arrive at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Comic fans living or visiting the LA Region on April 21st might want to take note that Jim Lee, Dan DiDio and Geoff Boucher will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to talk about the new mini-series Before Watchmen coming out this summer from DC. It will be an opportunity to catch up on the story and information going into the new series long before it hits retail. The panel will kick off at 1:oo pm though and Geoff Boucher will act as moderator for the event.

Event details:

  • Location: USC School for Cinematic Arts
  • Date: Saturday April 21st, 2012
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Panel kicks off at 1:00 pm
  • Watchmen Director’s Cut shows after at 2:00pm

Space is limited so if you want to get tickets check out the reserve page to order your panel pass and get some cool perks in the process including a poster.

Link: DC Comics News | LA Times Festival of Books

DC Comics hits Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

DC is hot on the convention circuit now, this weekend we leave you with some details about their plans for C2E2 2012 coming up  this April 13-15 at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

Current panels:

Before Watchmen – Panel – April 14 @ 2PM – 3PM

  • Panelists: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Adam Hughes, J. Michael Straczynski and Len Wein.

Confirmed guests:

  • Franco Aureliani
  • Art Baltazar
  • Chris Burnham
  • David Finch
  • Patrick Gleason
  • Kevin Maguire
  • Sean Murphy
  • Jimmy Palmiotti
  • Gail Simone
  • Scott Snyder

Also on hand will be staff and executives at the booth for other DC properties, hopefully this means some TV related features as well. They pulled off a nice win for Alcatraz and Fringe during WonderCon and I’m sure fans would enjoy the same over in Chicago.

We’ll update the info for C2E2 as we can find it so check back often as we lead up to the show.