From April 1 to 3, San Francisco will be the scene of WonderCon 2011, the latest in the 24-year-old series of sci-fi and comic book conventions. Besides the usual offerings of cosplay and celebrity sightings, the expo will offer a variety of presentations on various forms of media, ranging from anime to video games.
On Saturday, April 2, one such session will be of interest to both comic book fans and gamers. During a 4:30 p.m. talk simply called "Activision Spider-Man," Marvel VP of games production TQ Jefferson, Marvel writer Peter David, and voice-over actor Josh Keaton (who played the lead in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions) will be on hand. They will present "all-new Spider-Man video game content," including the debut of "exclusive details, screenshots, and videos of the next Spider-Man game."
Also in attendance will be various members of Beenox, the French-Canadian studio that was handed the Spider-Man franchise by owner Activision earlier this year. Beenox's first crack as lead developer on the franchise actually came last year with Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, which received a positive critical reception.
Beenox's tenure helming the Spider-Man franchise could potentially be lengthy. Though Spider-Man creator Marvel Publishing is now owned by Disney, Activision secured the rights to the comics kingpin's webslinger through 2017.