D23 begins tomorrow, folks! For those of you who have not heard of D23, it is the official convention of all things Disney and (now) Marvel Entertainment. The event is closed to the public (if any are left, tickets can be found at the event website) and runs through Sunday.
Some of the highlights:
- Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Event (Friday)
- Join Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, as he gives D23 guests a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of the exciting projects currently underway at Disney’s parks and resorts around the world.
- The Walt Disney Studios Event (Saturday)
- Get a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse at the exciting roster of projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios. From exclusive video clips and live performances to filmmaker discussions and star appearances, this session will be hosted by Rich Ross, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios; Sean Bailey, president, Production, The Walt Disney Studios; John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; and Kevin Feige, president, Production, Marvel Studios.
- The Marvel Event (Sunday)
- An exclusive and unprecedented experience that will take you through the evolution of Marvel from its first comic book in 1939 to its current position as one of the most important creative forces in the world. During this presentation, which will include interactive Q&A segments, you will not only get an inside glimpse of the history of Marvel and its iconic Super Heroes but also discover why Marvel truly is the House of Ideas. This session will be hosted by Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer and one of the most respected and sought after writers and artists in the entertainment industry.
- Rumor has it… That the cast of The Avengers will be showing up for this (crossing fingers)!
Additionally, we will get an up-close look at both Disney Interactive’s upcoming Kinect: Disneyland Adventures as well as Disney Universe.