Published on July 14th, 2023 | by Genevieve Mc Bride0
Legion M Reveals Their SDCC Plans
Looks like a nice schedule.
Join the Fan-Owned Production Company as They Unveil New Projects and Groundbreaking News
LEGION M: IT’S ALL HAPPENING!
Thursday, July 20 | 6:00 – 7:00pm | Room 6BCF
Legion M is the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company and is involved with films like Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose (Simon Pegg, Minnie Driver), Jay and Silent Bob: Reboot (Kevin Smith), Mandy (Nicolas Cage), and the new William Shatner documentary, You Can Call Me Bill (filmed partially at Comic-Con 2022!). Through equity crowdfunding, Legion M has made it possible for anyone to become an entertainment investor and get access to special screenings, industry events, set visits and sometimes even work as an extra! This panel will reveal how you can join this revolutionary way to have your voice heard in the entertainment world. Join Co-Founder Jeff Annison and Legion M executive and David Baxter as they talk about their upcoming projects releasing this year along with some very special guests to discuss how fans are the real power brokers in Hollywood.
DEFIANT: THE ROBERT SMALLS STORY
Saturday, July 22 | 3:00 – 4:00pm | Room 6DE
The unbelievable life of little-known American hero Robert Smalls is memorialized in an inspiring graphic novel that raised over $30K on Kickstarter in less than 24 hours! As an enslaved harbor pilot in Charleston at the height of the Civil War, Smalls pulled off the most audacious heist in history by commandeering a Confederate warship, disguising himself as the captain, filling it with family and friends to run the naval blockade to freedom in the North. He then became a naval war hero whose example helped convince Abraham Lincoln to accept African American soldiers into the Union Army. And that was only the beginning of the extraordinary life of Robert Smalls. Look for the team to unveil the alt graphic novel cover during this event!
Join graphic novel writer Rob Edwards, screenwriter of the Academy Award® nominated The Princess and The Frog, producer Marvin Jones III (Black Lightning), editor Chris Robinson (Black Panther, X-Men) and artists Nikolas Draper-Ivey (Static Shock) and Ray-Anthony Height (Midnight Tiger) as they talk about the process of adapting Small’s amazing story to graphic novel form. Legion M executive Chris Cooper will moderate and co-host the discussion along with co-host Michael Boulware Moore, great-great-grandson of Robert Smalls.
DEFIANT LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, July 22 | 7:00 – 10:00pm | Maritime Museum of San Diego
It’s time to head out on the water and celebrate the launch of Defiant: The Story of Robert Smalls by Rob Edwards – get your ticket now and join us aboard the historic Berkeley steamship in downtown San Diego! Meet the all-star creative team, featuring award-winning graphic novel artists Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Ray-Anthony Height, while enjoying light food and drinks under the stars. Plus, take advantage of exclusive autograph and merchandise opportunities, as well as the option to pre-order your copy of the upcoming graphic novel that will bring the legacy of Robert Smalls’ to life. Space is limited, so get your tickets today HERE.