And I think this is the panel that I am looking forward to the most:
Critics’ Roundtable, 3:30 | Brookside Conference RoomI saw the critics' panel last year and enjoyed it.
A murderers’ row of comics critics will address general issues facing comics criticism today and will candidly discuss several new and recent works in a lively, no-holds-barred, roundtable conversation. Rob Clough, Sean T. Collins, Gary Groth, Chris Mautner, Joe McCulloch, Tucker Stone and Douglas Wolk will share their acute critical insights with moderator Bill Kartalopoulos.
Here's my only suggestion to improve the panel: Model it after Tucker Stone's fantastic "Speed Round" reviews (see 6:39 minute mark) so that each critic is given a minute to review as many small press comic books as possible, with each comic being thrown at them by moderator Kartalopoulos. Would Jog blow our minds, but only get through one book because he wants to talk about the history behind it? Could Rob Clough catch all those teeny tiny mini-comics that he likes to review? Would non-blogger Gary Groth participate? Come on, you know you want to see this!
RELATED: Here are my posts about SPX 2008 and MoCCA 2009.