Nerdist Writers Panel

Voiceover actor Jason Spisak (Young Justice’s Kid Flash, Green Lantern: The Animated Series’ Razer), Adam Beechen (Batman Beyond). and Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) talk personal experiences, favorite moments working on DC Animated projects and just how much should Batman talk in order to maintain his mystique.  Recorded at the Phoenix ComicCon on June 8, 2014.   

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Kyle Killen (Awake; Lone Star) knows more about ratings than he cares to, and he's going to break it down for you starting with who, what, when, where, or IF watching matters. Dissecting Neilsen, DVRs, live viewing, social media, and streaming, he’ll answer questions like: What's a share? How everyone you know can be talking, tweeting and watching a show, but it still gets canceled? And why do ratings equal cancellation on one network but a hit on another? Following his 15 minute presentation, Killen sits down with top critics Alan Sepinwall (Hitfix), Matthew Zoller Seitz (Vulture), Todd Vanderwerff (A.V. Club), and Tara Ariano (Previously.tv) to discuss TV's growth in the past decade, where its going, and their contributions to a show's fate.

 

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In the first of our “new writer spotlights,” Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) chats with Jason “Gonzo” Gonzales about his self-published comic series La Mano del Destino, duality, identity, working at Todd McFarlane’s think tank and the challenges of self-publishing.  Find the book at castleandkeypublications.com.  Recorded at the Phoenix ComicCon on June 8, 2014.

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Creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino talk about bringing their adventure/action/comedy/coming-of-age animated series to the screen, finding a new process for producing animated television, their non-cancelation, the big screen adaptation, and lots more. The “Book 3” finale is available this Friday at http://www.nick.com/legend-of-korra/videos/ and on many other platforms!

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The DC Direct movie written by our own Heath Corson (Justice League: War) hits stands this week and it is really good (ask anyone who saw it at SDCC this year). Heath, Adam Beechen (Batman Beyond), and Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) discuss how the project came together, sneaking a Suicide Squad story into the DC Direct U, juggling all of those characters, and more.

Plus: Ben and Heath catch up on their experiences at this year's San Diego Comic Con!

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The author of such young-adult novels as The Name of the Star (first of the “Shades of London” series), 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and Suite Scarlett talks about writing and writing and writing...

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SDCC with Charles Soule (She-Hulk; Death of Wolverine; Superman & Wonder Woman); Jill Thompson (creator, Scary Godmother); Ben Edlund (creator, The Tick); and Chris Roberson (co-creator, iZombie). Hosted by Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour; Thunderbolts) and Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham; Justice League: War). Recorded at the Nerdist space at Petco Park on July 26, 2014.

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Whether it's a beloved relationship (Jason Katims' About a Boy), a specific tone (Noah Hawley's Fargo), a foreign format (Andy Daly's Review), or a tale with a pre-determined ending (Carlton Cuse's Bates Motel), a reimagined story looks to balance the previously told one with an innovative new viewpoint that makes it worth revisiting. Moderated by Hitfix's Alan Sepinwall at the ATX Television Festival on June 7 2014.

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Heath Corson (Batman:Assault on Arkham) chats with frequent contributor Marc Bernardin about his new Top Cow comic series GENIUS dropping in stores this week. They discuss the long road that took Genius from the winner of 2007 "Pilot Season" to it eventual release eight years later, writing genius characters and the challenges of selling a book with a minority female lead waging a bloody war against the LAPD.

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Thomas Lennon (co-creator, Reno 911; Night at the Museum; @midnight) and Neal Baer (showrunner, Under the Dome; ER; Law & Order: SVU). Recorded live at the Nerdist space at Petco Park during San Diego ComicCon, on July 24, 2014.

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