I should mention why I am going to be at New York Comic-Con. The Comic-Con has traditionally included video games and other non-comics entertainment (movies, trading card games, etc.). I was invited to helm a panel alongside my frequent writing partner, N’Gai Croal of Newsweek, to participate in a track of conference programming dedicated to games. Video games are undeniably an evolving creative form that shares a good portion of its audience with those who read comics. N’Gai and I are planning a live version of our Vs. Mode critical debates, probably with some gaming industry professionals involved. We hope, as always, to do our part to get more people thinking intelligently about video games. The panel will be held in early February during the 2/6-2/8 convention. We’ll have more details on it in January.

Wow, this Comic-con just keeps getting better and better. First we heard that you will be able to play the Conduit and Mad World there, now they have some pretty interesting gaming panels you can check out.