Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Windy City memories: At Comic Book Resources, Augie De Blieck Jr. files the first installment of his report from WizardWorld Chicago, including audio recordings of the much-discussed Bendis panel. He also attended the Wizard Fan Awards:

"Most awkward moment of the night came when JLA/AVENGERS won an award. Dan DiDio and Joe Quesada got up on stage to accept the awards, each receiving a little statuette. Quesada talked first, with DiDio noticeably hiding in the back corner of the stage. Then Quesada retreated to the opposite corner of the stage while DiDio gave his acceptance speech. After that, Quesada waited for DiDio to leave the stage first, then let award presenter John Cassady follow him before walking off himself. If it's anything like the Eisners, they usually like to take winners' pictures backstage after the award presentation. I'd love to see what that picture looked like."