During a visit to the Back to Barsoom Fan booth at ComicCon, where he was enthusiastically greeted by working members of the John Carter Sequel Facebook Group who were busy signing up other fans to join the John Carter Sequel movement, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc President Jim Sullos voiced confidence that a John Carter Sequel will be produced. “Seeing the fans in action here, I’m convinced that we’re going to convince if not Disney, then someone else to make a sequel. It’s clear that John Carter is not finished as a movie series.”
Sullos was accompanied by Burroughs archivist Cathy Willbanks, who echoed Sullos: “The passion and enthusiasm is extremely high,and it’s such an honor to be part of what’s happening. The push for the sequel, and the excitement form the people who have embraced the film is just wonderful.”
“The Barsoom Corner is really something,” Sullos said.. “I’ve been by three or four times and the signing group here is enthusiastic 24/7. They’re upbeat, happy to be there, and volunteering to move this thing along. They’re doing a crackerjack job, getting 500 signatures a day. We’re very impressed and very happy to see this happening.”
Sullos and Willbanks met each member of the John Carter Sequel contingent manning the Barsoom Corner at ComicCon (Booth 501) — a group that included Tom Tarantowicz, Daria Brooks, Madeline Gann, Rebecca Baeder Garland, Debbie Banfield, and Patrick Malloy. The group’s online coordination for ComicCon is being handled by Jan Austin and Khanada Taylor, both of whom have been posting ComicCon news to CNN Report and Facebook, and passing the word among fans to help spread the word.
Sullos and Willbanks had just come from their Tarzan Panel, which included Sullos, authors Robin Maxwell and Tracy Scott Griffin, and artist Joe Justko. (Scroll down for a description of the panel.) Sullos and Willbanks have been going through a whirlwind series of meetings with producers, animators and others in this, the 100 year anniversary of both Tarzan and John Carter.
Here’s the description of the Tarzan panel — and scroll down for pictures from the panel.
12:00-1:00 The Naked Truth About Tarzan and Jane: The First 100 Years of Spectacular Tarzan Imagery, and One of Literature’s Best-Loved Couples as They Enter Their Second Century— Bestselling novelist Robin Maxwell (Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan) and author Scott Tracy Griffin (Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration) gather with illustrator Joe Jusko (The Art of Joe Jusko) to discuss these iconic literary characters. Join them for a presentation and Q&A session hosted by Jim Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Incorporated, the official licensing entity for Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. Room 25ABC