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August 2, 2014

‘March’ Fans’ Other Comic-Con Plans

A good number of the Comic-Con faithful have signed on to be there Saturday morning (10-11 a.m.) when Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., takes center stage to discuss, “March,” the graphic novel about his convention-shattering contributions to the civil rights movement.

HOH will be on hand to document the momentous occasion. At press time, around 140-plus others appeared game to hear history come to life as well.

All of which got us thinking: what type of person, other than a political gossip columnist (natch), is interested in a comic book about a congressman’s formative years?

San Franciscan Stacy Harvey has carved out time for Lewis in her busy schedule, but she has a pretty hefty agenda in mind otherwise. On Friday she’s planning on catching up with Buck Rogers/Silver Spoons alumna Erin Gray, losing herself in “Stan Lee’s World of Heroes,” trying her hand at “Star Wars Origami,” and paying her respects at “Snoopy: A Retrospective.”

Multitasker Brian McGovney is onboard with giving Lewis a shot, though he’s seriously overbooked. McGovney apparently expects to be in three places at once, mapping out plans to give Lewis a listen while also scoping out “Urban Fantasy: Myth and Magic in the City” and “DC Comics 101: Essentials.”  The astral projecting will resume at 2 p.m. — McGovney’s looking to poke his head into “Art Lessons from Great Illustrators: Arthur Rackham,” “Mad About MAD,” and “Will Eisner and the Graphic Novel”; his fourth pick, “Sid and Marty Krofft: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future” has apparently gone the way of the dodo — and again at 7 p.m. (“Best and Worst Manga of 2013,” “From Comic Book King to Fine Artist Extraordinaire: A Chat with Robert Williams” and “Stripped: The Comics Documentary”).

Intellectual property lawyer Heidi Tandy is starting her Saturday off with Lewis, and will hit the ground running after that. She’s blocked off time to snag an autograph/snap a selfie with comedienne and actress Aisha Tyler, wants to the get the scoop on the next installments of the “Hunger Games,” Thor,” and “Captain America” film franchises and will close out the weekend by reaffirming her commitment to all things J.K. Rowling at “Harry Potter: Still Magic!

While he is fully committed to making the rounds to promote the book, Lewis aide and “March” co-author Andrew Aydin is hoping to sneak away long enough to confirm, once and for all, if the truth is actually out there.

“I’m going to try to go the ‘X-Files’ panel, ” the unabashed sci-fi fan told HOH. “Chris Carter’s coming this year!”

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