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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Michael Golden Conjures Up some Magic for Wizard Austin!

Hey Everyone! Back in Texas for a convention in the state of my birth. I grew up a LONG way from Austin, but Texans are Texans, and I'd love to see more conventions in this huge and varied country... er, I mean state. LOL If you are in the area, come on by and see us. :-)

Storytelling Panel and Discussion Set for Sunday!

Austin, TX -- Wizard World Austin is conjuring up some post Halloween spells this weekend, culminating in an amazing guest list and schedule of panels and events for their first Austin show! Including "Storytelling With Michael Golden," focusing on the career and ideas of this groundbreaking illustrator, writer and designer," set for Sunday at Two O'Clock.

As Michael will probably tell you during the 45 minute event, to him, good storytelling is NO hat trick, and certainly doesn't require smoke and mirrors. The basis of telling a good story has rules and elements-- no matter is you are talking about a movie, a novel, or a comic book-- and he'll certainly tell his own ideas, in this mini session, that have made him an industry legend, and give you tips to apply to your own work as well.

In the course of the workshop/ discussion, Michael will also, of course, talk about his own career if asked, which has included stints on "G.I. Joe," "The 'Nam," "Micronauts," "Bucky O'Hare," and "Spartan X," as well as co-creating Rogue from the X-Men and much more. His storytelling work on such books as "Doctor Strange," and "Avengers," is cited as being some of the most influential design and story work in the medium. In addition, Michael has also served as an editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics. So there is MUCH to talk about.

In addition, Michael is the focus of a comprehensive gallery show at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, running until December 2nd, with another show scheduled for Madrid at the end of the year. His work has been on display in places as diverse as Antwerp, Changchun, Gijon, Barcelona and Paris, while his full class in storytelling as been conducted in Canada, the US, China, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands as well.

Aside from his talk on Sunday, for the rest of Wizard Austin, Golden will be located in artist alley, signing two VIP prints for the show, as well as offering his own books, prints and artwork! Be sure to visit him there.

Other guests joining Michael Golden at the show include: Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner, Billy Dee Williams, Mike Grell, Bill Sienkiewicz, Arthur Suydam, Adam West, Tommy Castillo, Gary Friedrich, Kerry Gammill, Keith Wilson, Renee Witterstaetter, Greg Horn, Mike McKone, James O'Barr, Rodney Ramos, Billy Tucci, and many more!

Wizard World Austin is taking place November 12th-14th at the Austin Convention Center. For more details go to: www.wizardworld.com

More more information on Michael Golden, his work and appearances,contact evaink@aol.com

(In the images above: Michael Golden signs at a convention appearance. Also, Michael Golden conducting his seminar at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in October, 2010)

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