Along with my good friend, Ethereal-Glutton
I'm happy to share that there will be an Avatar the Last Airbender Fan Panel at this year's SDCC on Saturday morning. Thanks to her hard work, Avatarlegacy Fan Panels has been given another opportunity to organize a tribute to the fandom!
The best part? Just as we were fortunate to have some of the crew ATLA with us at Anime Expo last year, we're proud to announce that John O'Bryan and Ian B. Graham will be on hand to talk to fans about their experience working on the show.John O'Bryan
is the credited writer behind many Avatar episodes from all three seasons such as, "The Waterbending Scroll" "The Library" and "The Headband" just to name a few. You'll have to ask him why he's the Master of the Flying Guillotine yourself since he took us by surprise on that one as well. Hopefully only a few heads will roll. Ian B. Graham
served as a storyboard artist for the series and shares a lot of his past ATLA work right here on DA (click his icon there to check it out) He's also currently working on *drumroll* The Legend of Korra as well!
I do believe he's forbidden to talk about any details from the show however, so don't get your hopes up for any spoilers. Any juicy secrets relating to the original series should be fair game though!
Our fan spotlight features the work of well-known artist Isaia
who's had work commissioned for the all-Avatar editions of Nick Magazine as well as having been featured in a fan interview on the Season 3 DVD box set special feature, "Women of Avatar."
Our fan spotlight continues with Booter-Freak
renown Avatar fanartist and fanhumorist (I coined a new phrase!) If you haven't seen the kind of crazy things Booter and Isaia get up to together be sure to check out this Deviation: [link]
Finally, I'll be there too. Yeah I know, me again. But I'll have the Puppetbenders
with me and they're always far more entertaining then I am anyhow! I'm scared to promise this because of the tight deadline... But I'm currently working right now on a new Puppet video
(the first in almost a full year!) and I (barring disaster) intend to premiere it at the panel! As a clue as to whom it stars, I'll simply say it's not any of the current Puppets you've seen so far! *wink* *wink*
Cross your fingers for me that I can get it all done in time!BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!
I don't have any real details to share but word on the street is that there will be an official Nickelodeon Avatar panel
later that same day as well as word there should be an autograph signing!
So it looks like all of Saturday at SDCC is going to an incredible Avatar revival! Be sure to save time in your schedule to make it to all the events, but if you do have to skip one or two then just make sure you come ours... Kidding! BUT WAIT! IT GETS BETTER!
Nicktoons will have a film crew wandering around SDCC to film various Nickelodeon shenanigans. I know they plan to roam about the convention on Thursday... could this mean that there will be many Nickelodeon offerings to enjoy on Thursday? Maybe something an Avatar fan would be interested in attending? Its possible...
Hopefully the film crew will stick around through the weekend. This could mean that they might stop into our fan panel. I hope they do! They will experience an amazing group of creative, caring, and thoughtful fans, all excited about everything Avatar... from the beginning and beyond
Just in case the image at the top of this journal fails to load, again here's the where & when of the panel:Avatar the Last Airbender Fan Group
Saturday, July 23
Room: Santa Rosa
11:00 - 12:00 PM
I can't wait! I don't believe we've had an-all Avatar Day convention event like this since 2008! I hope to see you all there and FEEL FREE to copy and share the digital flyer image at the top of this journal anywhere you like!