The first crop of guests for Phoenix Comicon 2011 have been announced. Taking place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, they include Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, Star Wars scoundrel Billy Dee Williams (right), Babylon 5 leading man Bruce Boxleitner (left), Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell and Stargate Atlantis physician Paul McGillon.
Comic creators include Billy Tucci (Shi), David Rabbitte, Ethan Van Sciver (The Flash: Rebirth), Jim Calafiore (Gotham Underground), Joe Corroney (True Blood, Farscape), Joe Jusko (Lara Croft), Mark Texiera, Michael Golden (Nightwing), Mike McKone (Avengers Academy), Renee Witterstaetter (Silver Surfer), Steve Scott (Batman Confidential) and Whilce Portacio (Spawn, Hulk).
Boneshaker novelist Cherie Priest and anime voice artist Wendee Lee (Cowboy Bebop, Akira, Vampire Hunter D, Robotech) will also be attending, as will two of the stars of the hit web series The Guild, Jeff Lewis and Sandeep Parikh.
Phoenix Comicon memberships cost $30 until Dec. 31 — after that, the price goes up. Children 12 and younger get in free with a paying adult. For more information, visit http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.