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July 15th, 2018 by Cherry
I’m beyond excited that the geek fun is coming with VR, Games, Tech, Panels, Swag and more for San Diego Comic Con! As technology changes how we ‘play’ it is logical for the expansion from past years! I always try to check out the VR/Gaming at SDCC since it’s always cutting edge ‘next big thing’ for consumers and I know I won’t be disappointed!  FutureTechLive@ COMIC-CON is taking over the Omni and is bringing Star Wars, Deadpool 2, Ready Player One, Blizzard’s Overwatch and so much more to immerse you in new and exciting ways!    

AI & Robotics Innovation Fair, Space Zone, and Coinfest/Blockchain Added

Debuting Comic-Con’s first-ever Hackathon!

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality 

  • STAR WARS: JEDI CHALLENGES – from Lenovo – smartphone powered augmented reality Star Wars experience, enabling lightsaber battles.
  • READY PLAYER ONE – from Warner Bros. – 5,000 square feet of immersive experiences and pop culture iconography.
  • DEADPOOL AR – from 7-Eleven – an AR activation based on the snarkiest Marvel Comics superhero and Fox movies rolled out by 7-Eleven Digital.
  • GHOSTBUSTERS AR – from Sony / 433 Games – remember Pokemon Go?  Soon people will be able to hunt virtual ghosts via their smartphone.
  • OVERWATCH AR – from Blizzard – from the gaming giant behind this mega-game, now you can virtually jump into the game.
  • APE-X – from Starbreeze and Luckyhammers – Fight for your freedom atop a towering building while battling bots high above city streets in this location-based VR experience.
  • HOLOGATE – multi-player location-based VR experience providing exhilarating adventures in which multiple people fight robots, dragons and zombies, throw virtual snow balls or bond together and try to escape a sinking submarine.
  • TAKE PAUSE  – VR-based toolkit that helps teens improve focus and resilience by making mindfulness accessible and engaging using virtual reality.
  • STIMULI VR – Stimuli glasses replace big, bulky VR headsets to make VR more accessible.  Get ready to nab some being given away.
  • WAREPLAI  – uses AR to make clothing into an interactive gaming experience, with the goal  to pioneer experiences to bring people together using our blended reality platform which successfully blends the virtual world, the real world, and physical items through any device.
  • e360TV – making videos bleeding edge

Gaming / eSports

  • ARCHANGEL: HELLFIRE – from Skydance Interactive – an action-packed multiplayer mech game, and a successor to the award-winning story-driven VR shooter Archangel.  From a war torn cityscape to a snowy mountain terrain, mechs can battle it out in free-roaming warfare in open combat environments.
  • WAX – from the founders of OPSkins, the world’s leading marketplace for online video games assets, WAX is a decentralized platform that enables anyone to operate a fully functioning marketplace among the 400+ million online players who already collect, buy and sell in-game items.
  • ROBOT CACHE – the gaming industry’s first-ever decentralized video game distribution platform, dramatically reducing the fees publishers pay and for the first time, allowing gamers to resell their digital PC video games.
  • ULTRA – a new game publishing platform, bringing the blockchain revolution to the gaming industry and creating a fair ecosystem for the future of games distribution.
  • TEAM LIQUID – one of the most influential and dominant teams in eSports; it includes some of the winningest players ever. Their eSports wiki, Liquipedia, has grown to become one of the most useful, most detailed, and most up to date wikis in all of gaming.  Team members will be on hand to interact and sign autographs.

A.I. Innovation / Robotics

  • OZOBOT – makes award-winning coding robots for the next generators of creators… preparing kids for a future where they’ll collaborate with robots every day.
  • HORIZON HOVER – founded by former NFL player Thomas (“TJ”) Wright, Horizon is developing autonomous hovercraft and heavy lift drones for businesses and consumers; TJ will be on hand for show-and-tell.
  • #AISHOWBIZ ROUNDTABLE – thought leaders in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and entertainment from around the world are converging to share their ideas and interact.

Coinfest / Blockchain  

  • CONSENSYS  – Ethereum founder Joseph Lubin launched ConsenSys as a software foundry to develop decentralized software services and applications that operate on the Ethereum blockchain.
  • CELLARIUS  – a collaborative transmedia universe integrated with blockchain technology that hopes to span every conceivable artistic medium — film, fiction, animation, music, games — with user-generated content that collectively tells the story of humanity’s ceaseless quest to push the limits of technology.
  • BLOCKCHAINBTM – this company is rolling out Bitcoin ATM (i.e., “BTM”) machines across the country, with nearly a dozen already deployed in So. California.
  • NEWAFRICARADIO.NET – a 24/7 internet radio channel that covers what is going on in cryptocurrency and blockchain across the continent of Africa.

Space Zone

  • THE LIGHT IN THE VOID – From GRAMMY-nominated composer Austin Wintory (Journey, Abzu, Assasin’s Creed Syndicate) and 3-time EMMY-nominated writer-director Anthony Lund (Through the Wormhole with Morgan FreemanNational Geographic’s Breakthrough) comes a compelling narrative-driven symphonic theater piece that combines real, modern science with the universal question of how we must confront the unknown.  A Light in the Void tells a classic hero’s journey.  Along her path, she’ll tangle with an unforgettable cast of unique characters, all portrayed by legendary actor Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Shadow of Mordor). Celebrated scientists Carolyn Porco (NASA, Cassini), Maria Spirapulu (Large Hadron Collider, Caltech) and Alice Roberts (Univ. Birmingham, BBC) will present the antidote. We also spotlight A Light in the Void in some our panels.
  • SPHERES: SONGS OF SPACETIME – a three-part VR series that lets viewers explore the depths of Space in VR, which sold in a blockbuster deal at this past year’s Sundance Film Festival.
  • SPACE ODYSSEY – a PC game, VR series, and on-location attraction in development which enables exploration and colonization in deep space.

Educational

  • FLEET SCIENCE CENTER – The acclaimed San Diego institution is bringing fun its celebrated “Two Scientists Walk into a Bar” experience — which means dozens of the best and brightest of the area scientists and innovators will be on hand to answers attendee’s questions!
  • UCSD – THE CULTURAL HERITAGE ENGINEERING INITATIVE (CHAI) / CENTER FOR ASTROPHYSICS & SPACE SCIENCE (CASS) / ARTHUR C. CLARKE CENTER FOR HUMAN IMAGINATION – includes 3D video wall with augmented reality for experiencing archeological sites

Art 

  • ROB PRIOR – the official artist of Star Wars & Game of Thrones will be painting live on-site.
  • VR ART – digital art in an immersive setting.

Diversity 

  • ESA LOUNGE Presented by RED BULL – We Are exhibit – Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation and Red Bull Media House will showcase We Are, an educational photography exhibit, in the Diversity in Gaming and Tech Lounge. The exhibit shines a light on incredibly talented women contributing to the gaming community

HACKATHON 

FutureTechLive! & FanHacks League is producing the first-ever Comic-Con Fan Engagement Hackathon.  Participants will work on prototyping mobile device apps.  This includes:

  • Gaming Challenge – presented by Ultra
  • Blockchain Challenge – presented by Consensys

Prizes and Goodies provided by:

  • Red Bull
  • Halo
  • Team Liquid
  • 7-Eleven / Deadpool 2
  • The Void 
  • iFLY 
  • Omni Hotels
  • Punch Bowl Social 

For additional information and registration for the Hackathon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comic-con-hackathon-2018-tickets-47750687592

Giveaways and Swag

This year will feature some terrific swag. Giveaways include:

  • Deadpool 2 limited edition FUNCO Pops and Trolli Gummy Baby Hands, courtesy of 7-Eleven
  • Overwatch limited edition pins from Blizzard
  • Star Wars: Jedi Challenges swag from Lenovo
  • eSports swag from champions Team Liquid
  • Surprise giveaways throughout the event

 

PANELS
FutureTechLive! is also curating dynamic panels with industry leaders and pacesetters.
These are:

The Science of Cool
Thursday, 7/19/18, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. |  Venue: 5AB in San Diego Convention Center
An all-star panel of scientists and creators discuss how the rise of immersive technologies, robotics, rocketry, AI and have made science cool again and continue to bring us closer to solving some of the greatest challenges and mysteries we face.

  • Moderator: Dr. Erik Viirre, M.D., Ph.D – UCSD Departments of Neurosciences; Co-Director, Arthur C. Clark Center for Human Imagination at UCSD;  Qualcomm XPrize.
  • Dr. Brian Keating – USCD Astrophysics professor; Director, Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences; Co-Director, Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UCSD;  author, “Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor.”
  • Xabi Uribe-Etxebarria – Founder & CEO, SHERPA
  • Kim Salzer – CMO, OZOBOT
  • Katie Kelly, Head of Engagement – AltSpaceVR, MICROSOFT
  • Sinclair Fleming, Lead Engineer – STARBREEZE STUDIOS
  • Thomas “TJ” Wright, CEO – HORIZON HOVER (and former NLF player)

Going Crypto: How Digital Coin Technology Is Changing How We Live Our Lives
Thursday, 7/19/18, 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. | Venue: 5AB in San Diego Convention Center
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, LiteCoin…  Crypto Currency or Digital Currency or Digital Coin or Blockchain or whatever you want to call it is arguably the most talked-about topic in the ether right now.  Beyond the speculation of altcoins, tokens, and ICOs, at the heart of it all is an innovative tracking technology that is now also impacting gaming, entertainment, animation, video, and everyday life.  Come find out what is coming down the pike in the world of crypto!

  • Moderator:  Anthony Appollo – CELLARIUS / CONSENSYS
  • Jonny Peters – CEO, GAZE COIN / DREAM FRAMES (film tokenization)
  • Mike Dunn – CTO, ULTRA (Blockchain based games publishing platform)
  • Patrick Dees – President, FAN CONTROLLED FOOTBALL LEAGUE / FAN TOKEN
  • Brian Mac Mahon – CEO, EXPERT DOJO (Crypto Advisor)
  • Evo Heyning – Strategic Development, FLUID BLOCKCHAIN ACCELERATOR
  • Timothy “TimTayshun” Curry – Co-Founder & Blockchain Educator, BLOCKCHAINBTM (Bitcoin ATMs) and NewAfricaRadio.net / Regional Organizer, Coinfest

To Infinity & Beyond: Our Dreams for the Future Take Flight
Friday, 7/20/18 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. | Venue: 23ABC in San Diego Convention Center
For generations – from Copernicus to Jules Verne to Elon Musk — visionaries have offered their dreams of the future, and in doing so inspired mind-blowing innovation.  An all-star panel of creators and innovators discuss their greatest influences and what they envision for our future.

  • Eliza McNitt – Director, Spheres VR Experience, Oculus/Intel
  • Dr. Carolyn Porco – Imaging Lead, NASA, Cassini Project – Star Talk All-Star
  • Kiki Wolfkill – Kiki Wolfkill – Studio Head, HALO Transmedia and Entertainment / 343 INDUSTRIES / MICROSOFT
  • Cliff Plumer – CEO, The Void (Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire and other experiences)
  • Austin Wintory & Tony Lund – Co-Creators, A Light in the Void
  • Jordan Vogt-Roberts – Director, Kong: Skull Island and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid

Hollywood & Emerging Tech — The Next Level of Entertainment
Saturday, 7/21/18, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. | Venue: 24ABC in San Diego Convention Center
A diverse panel explores where Hollywood and technology are headed in 2018 and beyond.  Celebrates the intersection of entertainment and VR, AR, XR and other cool technologies making the world a more exciting place.

  • Moderator:  Anastasia Staten – Executive Director, ESA FOUNDATION
  • Chris Young – SVP, Entertainment Lab, NICKELODEON
  • Ted Schilowitz – Futurist, PARAMOUNT STUDIOS
  • Arvel Chappel III – Manager Emerging Technology, WARNER BROS.
  • Nick Eisele – Associate Producer, Games & Virtual Reality, NBC UNIVERSAL
  • Joanna Popper – Global Head of Virtual Reality, HP
  • Tareng Sethia – VP Product Management –Digital, 7-11 / DEADPOOL 2
  • Mark Harwood – Senior Producer, STARBREEZE STUDIOS

Gaming + Blockchain = A New Way for Gamers to Win Big!
Saturday, 7/21/18, 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. | Venue: Room 5AB in San Diego Convention Center
Blockchain is rapidly changing the way that both developers and players interact with video games and esports.  Learn how gaming gurus are pioneering new types of games and business models with this disruptive technology. And how gamers are making out big time owning and trading digital assets from games.  Hear from the vanguard.

  • Moderator: David Bloom, Gaming Journalist
  • William Quigley – CEO, WAX
  • Lee Jacobson – CEO, ROBOT CACHE
  • Tony Shen –  Product Lead, DECENTRALAND

Enter the Fun Zone – New Immersive Arcades and eSports Stadiums
Sunday, 7/22/18, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. | Venue: 29AB in San Diego Convention Center
Dynamic and immersive virtual reality arcades are springing up around the world, as are eSports stadiums and studios.  Location-based entertainment is evolving, and these panelists are leading the way.

  • Moderator: Mark Murphy – Co-Founder, Future Tech Live! & Space Media Ventures
  • Gregg Katano – VP of U.S. Operations, HOLOGATE
  • Sinclair Fleming – Lead Engineer, STARBREEZE STUDIOS
  • Guy Constantine – VP, Global Interactive Marketing, SKYDANCE
  • Team Liquid
  • Blizzard

Making it As a Pro in Gaming and eSports
Sunday, 7/22/18, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. | Venue: 24ABC in San Diego Convention Center
What does it take to become a Pro Gamer – traveling the world and winning big at gaming and eSports competitions?  How about a game designer? A programmer? This panel will give you the insights and inspiration to make your mark and even your livelihood in the world of gaming and eSports.

  • Moderator: Anastasia Staten – Executive Director, ESA FOUNDATION
  • Trey Smith – TEAM LIQUID – League of Legends
  • TEAM LIQUID  competitors
  • Winter – TEMPO STORM – Fortnite
  • Sicairos – TEMPO STORM – Fortnite
  • Overwatch League players (2)

Diversity in Tech and Gaming – An Evolving Conversation
Sunday, 7/22/18, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. | Venue: 24ABC in San Diego Convention Center
Inclusion and equality is a hot topic everywhere, and that includes the Tech and Gaming worlds. These sectors are making major inroads, and these panelists are part of the vanguard leading the way.

  • Moderator – Anastasia Staten – Executive Producer, ESA FOUNDATION
  • Kiki Wolfkill – Studio Head, HALO Transmedia and Entertainment / 343 INDUSTRIES / MICROSOFT
  • Joanna Popper – Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location-Based Entertainment, HP
  • Katie Kelly – Head of Engagement, AltspaceVR, MICROSOFT
  • Eliza McNitt – Filmmaker / Director of SPHERES
  • Lori H. Schwartz – Governor Interactive Media, ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES
  • Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia – Founder, WHIZGIRLS ACADEMY / CEO, PLAYWERKS / Faculty, USC
  • Dianna Cowern – “PHYSICS GIRL” internet sensation

Special category events within FUTURETECHLIVE! @ COMIC-CON include:

#AISHOWBIZ ROUNDTABLE – Wednesday, July 18  (Invite only)
Thought leaders in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and entertainment from around the world gather to interact and exchange ideas.

MEDIA PREVIEW – Wednesday, July 18 at 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.  (Media only)
Allows for media, bloggers and influencers a first experience of the event. Comic-Con passes are not required for this session.

DEVELOPERS/GAMERS PREVIEW – Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Developers & Gamers)
This exclusive session allows for developers, designers, gamers, and other industry folks to get a sneak peek of the event.  COMIC-CON passes are not required for this session.

VIP RECEPTION – Saturday, July 21 at 9:00 p.m.+  (Invite only)

Regular days and hours are: Thursday, Friday, Saturday (July 19 – 21) 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday (July 22) 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.   

The event is in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni San Diego Hotel at 675 L Street, which directly faces the city’s Convention Center, home of San Diego International Comic-Con International, and is next to Petco Park stadium.

For more information about FUTURETECHLIVE! @ COMIC-CON visit www.futuretechlive.com

#futuretechlive

 

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July 15th, 2018 by Cherry
I remember as a kid having a chia pet but it wasn’t as cute as the SDCC Kidrobot x Jeremyville Chia Dunny! It’s a Comic-Con Exclusive limited release of 300. It’s perfect to green up your desk at work or cheer up your bathroom with natural foliage! It’s a small bit of geek fun that you can have at home and did I mention it’s a bunny???? 

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July 14th, 2018 by Cherry
I have to check out Image Comics booth and panels to discover new artists and writers at  San Diego ComicCon. If you want to keep up to date on schedule/artists changes go to www.imagecomics.com for the most up-to-date information
 

IMAGE COMICS AT SAN DIEGO COMICCON 2018
#WeBelieve in creator-owned panels, signings & con exclusive variants
COLLECTED EDITION CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):
  • ICE CREAM MAN, VOL. 1: RAINBOW SPRINKLES hardcover by W. Maxwell Prince & Martin Morazzo, cover by Morazzo, $35 +tax
  • VS, VOL. 1 hardcover by Iván Brandon & Esad Ribić, cover by Ribić, $35 +tax
LIMITED* SINGLE ISSUE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):
* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.  
  • IMAGE FIRSTS DEADLY CLASS #1 by Rick Remender & Wes Craig, featuring a SYFY cast photo cover, FREE
  • FARMHAND #1 by Rob Guillory, cover by Guillory, $10 +tax
  • UNNATURAL #1 by Mirka Andolfo, cover by Andolfo, $10 +tax
SINGLE ISSUE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at SKYBOUND side of booth – #2729):
  • WALKING DEAD #181 by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard, cover by Charlie Adlard & Dave McCaig, $10

  • REDNECK #13 by Donny Cates & Lisandro Estherren, cover by Geoff Shaw & Dee Cunniffe, $10


SINGLE ISSUE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at TOP COW booth #2629):
  • INFINITE DARK/THE FREEZE FLIP BOOK by Ryan Cady & Andrea Mutti, covers by Phil Sevy (THE FREEZE) and Andrea Mutti (INFINITE DARK), FREE with a Top Cow booth purchase or by attending a Top Cow panel 

  • APHRODITE V #1 by Bryan Hill & Jeff Spokes, cover by Natali Sanders (Limited to 1,000), $10.00


CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):
  • DEADLY CLASS T-shirt, $24.99 +tax
  • DEADLY CLASS enamel lapel pin, $10 +tax
CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE (sold at TOP COW booth #2629):
  • WITCHBLADE enamel lapel pin, $10
  • SUNSTONE enamel lapel pins, $10
SIGNINGS AT THE IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#2729)
**TICKETED denotes signings require wristbands. Wristbands will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available for attendee badge holders only. There will be a limit of 3 items per person for ticketed signings unless otherwise noted. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Robert Kirkman & Chris Burnham (DIE!DIE!DIE!) [Skybound] **TICKETED**
THURSDAY, JULY 19
10:00 – 10:45 AM
  • Rob Guillory (CHEW, FARMHAND)
11:00 – 11:45 AM
  • Doug TenNapel (GEAR)
  • Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, NAILBITER) [Skybound]
12:00 – 12:45 PM
  • Doug Wagner (PLASTIC, THE HARD PLACE)
  • Jacob Semahn (NO 1 WITH A BULLET)
  • Sean Mackiewicz (GASOLINA) [Skybound]
1:00 – 1:45 PM
  • Cat Staggs (CROSSWIND)
  • Grace Ellis (MOONSTRUCK)
  • Melissa Hutchison & Dave Fennoy (Telltale voice actors for Clementine and Lee) [Skybound]
2:00 – 2:45 PM
  • Sina Grace (NOTHING LASTS FOREVER, SELF-OBSESSED)
  • Steve Orlando (CRUDE, UNDERTOW) [Skybound]
3:00 – 3:45 PM
  • Marco Finnegan (CROSSROAD BLUES)
  • Rival Games (THIEF OF THIEVES) [Skybound]
4:00 – 4:45 PM
  • WHERE WE LIVE multi-contributor signing featuring: Erika Schultz, Amy Chu, Aaron Campbell, Rafael Albuquerque, Matt Hawkins, Brian Haberlin, David Walker & many more.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
10:00 – 10:45 AM
  • Aaron Campbell, Pornsak Pichetshote, José Villarrubia (INFIDEL)
  • Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER, A.D.: AFTER DEATH, ROYAL CITY, GIDEON FALLS) **TICKETED**
11:00 – 11:45 AM
  • Kickliy (PERDY)
  • Sean Lewis (THE FEW, COYOTES)
  • Donny Cates (REDNECK, ATOMAHAWK, GOD COUNTRY, THE GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL)  [Skybound]
12:00 – 12:45 PM
  • Tomm Coker (THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS)
  • Justin Greenwood, Landry Walker (THE LAST SIEGE)
1:00 – 1:45 PM
  • Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK)
  • Jason Howard (CEMETERY BEACH) [Skybound]
2:00 – 2:45 PM
  • Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, LOW, BLACK SCIENCE, DEATH OR GLORY, FEAR AGENT, SEVEN TO ETERNITY, TOKYO GHOST) **TICKETED**
  • Dan Panosian (SLOTS) [Skybound]
3:00 – 3:45 PM
  • Mirka Andolfo (UNNATURAL)
  • John Layman (CHEW, LEVIATHAN)
  • Jeremy Haun (THE BEAUTY, THE REALM)
4:00 – 4:45 PM
  • Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) [Skybound] **TICKETED and restricted to: 3-item limit**
SATURDAY, JULY 21

11:00 – 11:45 AM

  • Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) [Skybound] **TICKETED and restricted to: 3-item limit**
12:00 – 12:45 PM
  • Doug Wagner (THE HARD PLACE, PLASTIC)
  • Babs Tarr (MOTOR CRUSH)
1:00 – 1:45 PM
  • Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS) **TICKETED**
  • Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY) [Skybound]
2:15 – 3:30 PM
  • DEADLY CLASS SYFY TV signing featuring: Creator & Executive producer Rick Remender & members of the show’s cast **TICKETED and restricted to: 2-item limit, items must be DEADLY CLASS brand.**
SUNDAY, JULY 22
  • Donny Cates (REDNECK, ATOMAHAWK, GOD COUNTRY, THE GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL)
PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:
Thursday, July 19 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Room 23ABC
#WeBelieve in Fantasy                        

Creators conjure magic on a monthly basis, stretching the boundaries of reality to explore resonant themes under a veneer of high fiction. This group of creators has taken a legacy of wands, wizards, and incantations and tailored it to a modern context, where shape-shifting teen baristas search for missing love and reckless rockers parlay with infernal forces. Let this panel of spellbinding talent, including Sam Humphries (BLACKBIRD), Grace Ellis (MOONSTRUCK), Jeremy Haun (THE REALM), Johnnie Christmas (FIREBUG), Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS), and other special guests enchant you as they explain the alchemy behind their latest comics.

Friday, July 20 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 23ABC
#WeBelieve in Horror    

Image Comics has ushered in a new era of horror with cerebral writers and visceral artists elevating sequential-art dread to claustrophobic heights. From Jeff Lemire‘s atmospheric character piece, GIDEON FALLS, to John Layman‘s kaiju free-for-all, LEVIATHAN, comics are evolving terror to new personal, socially minded levels. Join a roster of the most sinister storytellers including Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, and José Villarubbia (INFIDEL), Will Dennis (the editor of WYTCHES, GIDEON FALLS), and other special guests to discover how they’re altering an entire genre.

Saturday, July 21 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 7AB
#WeBelieve in Suspense                        

Comic scribes wield character, dialogue, and panels with clockwork precision, leading readers through a gauntlet of plot beats designed to ratchet tension and escalate stakes. In concert with artists, these storytellers operate outside budget constraints to orchestrate explosive dramas without any limits save their own imaginations. Listen to a panel of thrill gurus including Donny Cates (REDNECK), Mirka Andolfo(UNNATURAL), Steve Orlando (CRUDE), Jacob Semahn (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET), Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS), and Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK) as they deconstruct their approach to weaving the tightest suspense in comics.
 
Sunday, July 22 @ 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., Room 5AB
#WeBelieve in Craft                         

Image hosts a stable of creators who have honed their skills through countless comics, publishers, and media. With their creator-owned projects, these writers and artists build on expansive careers to deliver the apex of comics craftsmanship. Join a murderer’s row of career myth-makers including Joe Casey (NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL, MCMLXXV), Justin Greenwood (THE LAST SIEGE), Kickliy (PERDY), and Shannon Wheeler (MEMOIRS OF A VERY STABLE GENIUS) as they chart the paths they traveled to arrive at their current projects.
IMAGE COMICS’ CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY: 
Chris Burnham – HH-18
Juan Gedeon – AA-15
Sanford Greene – FF-21
Joe Harris – EE-20
Tom Neely – AA-05
Dustin Nguyen – CC-01
Jimmie Robinson – EE-22
Landry Q. Walker – EE-19
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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July 14th, 2018 by Cherry

To celebrate the 49th Comic-Con Harbor Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic between 1st Avenue and Park Blvd that includes cars, bikes, scooters, motorcycles (I assume that rideshares too but wasn’t sure from the release – see below), dockless share bikes, electric scooters, and no parking anywhere within the Convention Center’s secure perimeter. The exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. Also only badged members (attendees of Comic-Con 2018) will have access to the front drive, stairs and surrounding sidewalks of the san Diego Convention Center so non-badged friends have to be met off site.

 

We are very excited to celebrate our 49th ComicCon with you! Below are a couple of updates we would like to make you aware of before your arrival at the San Diego Convention Center.

Harbor Drive Closure
To improve on safety, security, and convenience, the San Diego Convention Center, the City of San Diego and the Port of San Diego will close Harbor Drive to vehicle traffic between First Avenue and Park Boulevard. This will include traffic from cars, bikes, scooters, and motorcycles, with the exception of shuttle buses and emergency vehicles. This includes rideshares!

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July 14th, 2018 by Cherry

IDW has five days of geek fun from signings to panels 

San Diego Comic Con 2018

 

 

 

Wednesday July 18th Preview Night

6:00 – 7:00 Transformers: Unicron – John Barber
(*Convention exclusive available!)
6:00 – 8:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
7:00 – 8:00 Euthanauts Tini Howard
(*Book debut!)
8:00 – 9:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Shaun Manning, Mauricet,
Cavan Scott, Landry Q. Walker
(*Convention exclusives available!)
8:00 – 9:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)

Thursday July 19th

10:00 – 11:00 Locke & Key, Sword of Ages – Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)
10:00 – 11:00 The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head – Dan Berry
10:00 – 11:00 GumballsErin Nations
10:00 – 11:00 The Jekyll Island ChroniclesEd Crowell, Jack Lowe,
Steve Nedvidek
10:00 – 11:00 Limbo LoungeDave Calver
11:00 – 11:30 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Coin-Op ComicsMaria Hoey, Peter Hoey
11:00 – 12:00 Walled City Aya Morton, Anne Optowsky
12:00 – 1:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – John Barber, Fico Ossio, Mairghread Scott
(*Convention exclusive available!)
12:00 – 1:00 GoosebumpsJen Vaughn
1:00 – 2:00 For Better or For Worse – Lynn Johnston
(*San Diego Comic Con Special Guest!)
(*Book debut!)
1:00 – 3:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesKevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Mateus Santolouco, Bobby Curnow
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
2:00 – 3:00 Bram Stoker’s DraculaMike Mignola
(*Book debut!)
3:00 – 4:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Delilah Dawson,
Shannon Eric Denton, Shaun Manning, Mauricet, Cavan Scott,
Landry Q. Walker
(*Convention exclusives available!)
3:00 – 4:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
4:00 – 5:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
4:00 – 5:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Takashi Iizuka, Evan Stanley, Caleb Goellner
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Limited edition print available as gift with purchase!)
5:00 – 6:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry, Ryan Brown
5:00 – 6:00 Locke & Key, Sword of Ages – Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)
5:00 – 6:00 The Scooter ChroniclesShahriar Fouladi
6:00 – 7:00 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Emily Andras,
Beau Smith, Lora Innes
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
6:00 – 7:00 Assassinistas Tini Howard, Gilbert Hernandez
(*Book debut!)

Friday July 20th

10:00 ­– 11:00 The Jekyll Island Chronicles Steve Nedvidek, Jack Lowe, Ed Crowell
10:00 ­– 11:00 Surfside Girls ­– Kim Dwinell
10:00 – 11:00 I Am A Number ­– Rian Hughes
10:00 – 11:00 For Better or For Worse – Lynn Johnston
(*San Diego Comic Con Special Guest!)
11:00 – 12:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs, Jeremy Whitley,
Thom Zahler
(*Convention exclusive available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Limbo LoungeDave Calver
12:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco,
Bobby Curnow, Caleb Goellner
12:00 – 1:00 Locke & Key, Sword of Ages – Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)
12:00 – 1:00 Judge DreddMark Russell
(*Convention exclusive available!)
1:00 – 2:30 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson,
Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, Chantel Riley, Emily Andras, Beau Smith
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
3:00 – 4:00 Liz Wrightson
3:00 – 4:00 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesAndy Suriano, Ant Ward
(Co-executive producers of the new animated series!)
(*Convention exclusive available!)
4:00 – 5:00 Full Bleed Vol. 2 Launch Party – Dirk Wood, Gideon Kendall, Erin Nations,
Jen Vaughn, Jarrett Melendez, Sara Richard, Mark Russell,
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Rob Salkowitz
(*Book debut!)
4:00 – 5:00 Ward’s ValleyBobby Curnow
4:00 – 5:00 Surfside Girls ­– Kim Dwinell
5:00 – 6:00 Star TrekMike Johnson, David Tipton, Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
(*Convention exclusives available!)
5:00 – 6:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham
5:00 – 6:00 Come Again – Nate Powell
(*Book debut!)
5:00 – 6:00 The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head Dan Berry
5:00 – 6:00 GumballsErin Nations
6:00 – 7:00 The X-Files – Delilah Dawson, J.J. Lendl, Jonathan Maberry,
Mister Sam Shearon, Denton Tipton
6:00 – 7:00 From Hell, The Goat GettersEddie Campbell
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)

Saturday July 21st

10:00 – 11:00 DuckTalesBobby Moynihan, Matt Youngberg, Frank Angones,
Sean Jimenez
(*Voice Actor, Executive Producers, and Art Director of the hit series!)
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
10:00 – 11:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert
11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet,
Shaun Manning, Mauricet, Cavan Scott
(*Convention exclusives available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Stretch Armstrong Kevin Burke, Doc Wyatt
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, David Tipton, Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
(*Convention exclusives available!)
12:00 – 1:00 My Little PonyTony Fleecs, Jeremy Whitley, Thom Zahler
1:00 – 2:00 Sh*t My President SaysShannon Wheeler
1:00 – 2:00 God is Disappointed in You – Mark Russell
1:00 – 2:00 Come Again Nate Powell
(*Book debut!)
1:00 – 2:00 I Am A Number Rian Hughes
1:00 – 2:00 Ward’s ValleyBobby Curnow
1:00 – 2:00 Coin-Op Comics Maria Hoey, Peter Hoey
2:00 – 3:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tom Waltz, Freddie E. Williams,
Mateus Santolouco
(*Convention exclusives available!)
2:00 – 3:00 Locke & Key, Sword of Ages – Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)
2:00 – 3:00 Transformers: Unicron John Barber
(*Convention exclusive available!)
2:00 ­– 3:00 AssassinistasGilbert Hernandez
(*Book debut!)
2:00 – 3:00 Goosebumps – Jen Vaughn
3:00 – 4:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Fico Ossio,
Mairghread Scott, Magdalene Visaggio
3:00 – 4:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
4:00 – 5:30 Wynonna Earp – Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, Chantel Riley, Emily Andras, Beau Smith
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
6:00 – 7:00 SECRET PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED AT SDCC – Fico Ossio
6:00 – 7:00 Locke & Key, Sword of Ages – Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)
6:00 – 7:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco

Sunday July 22nd 

10:00 – 11:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Sara Richard
10:00 – 11:00 The Jekyll Island Chronicles Steve Nedvidek, Jack Lowe, Ed Crowell
11:00 – 12:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco,
Freddie E. Williams, Caleb Goellner
12:00 – 1:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham
12:00 – 1:00 Star Wars Adventures Cavan Scott, Shaun Manning
1:00 – 2:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert 
1:00 – 2:00 Essex County, The Underwater WelderJeff Lemire
1:00 – 2:00 Come AgainNate Powell
(*Book debut!)
1:00 – 2:00 Ward’s Valley – Bobby Curnow
1:00 – 2:00 The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head – Dan Berry
2:00 – 3:00 For Better or For Worse – Lynn Johnston
(*San Diego Comic Con Special Guest!)
(*Book debut!)
2:00 ­­­– 3:00 Love is LoveMarc Andreyko, Cecil Castellucci, Nyambi Nyambi
3:00 – 4:00 The Jekyll Island Chronicles Steve Nedvidek, Jack Lowe, Ed Crowell
3:00 – 4:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)

The Top Shelf section of the booth will be filled all weekend with more great creators, too!

IDW’s panels

Transformers: Unicron and Beyond
Thursday , 7/19, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 29AB
The planet-eater Unicron has arrived, and nothing will be spared! Come join IDW Editor-in-Chief John Barber, associate publisher David Hedgecock, editor David Mariotte, Hasbro’s Director of Global Publishing Michael Kelly and creators behind the blockbuster event of the summer to find out what’s in store for the Autobots and a hint at what comes next!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles For All!
Thursday , 7/19, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE
Three eras of the Ninja Turtles collide in one room! Co-creator Kevin Eastman is joined by the current comic book creative team of Tom WaltzBobby Curnow, along with other special guests as they talk about the past, present, and future of the heroes in a half shell! Turtle power! There will also be a special Turtle Trivia with prizes for the ultimate TMNT fan!

Spotlight on Lynn Johnston
Thursday, 7/19, 11:00am – 12:00am, Room 32AB
ComicCon special guest Lynn Johnston is the Canadian creator of For Better or For Worse. This family-based comic strip has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. At its peak, For Better or For Worse appeared in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries and was translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. Expect to learn more about Johnston’s career in comics and what she’s been up to lately!

Joe Jusko Spotlight
Thursday, 7/19, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 9
Joe Jusko is one of the premier and most in-demand painters of comic book and trading-card art working today. In an award-winning career spanning more than 40 years, he has produced extraordinary illustrations for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and many more. Join this acclaimed artist as he talks with IDW editor Scott Dunbier about his long and storied (and believe us, there are stories!) career.

Sonic the Hedgehog’s Way Past Cool Panel
Thursday, 7/19, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 9
Sonic The Hedgehog has raced back into comics, bringing old enemies and new friends along for the ride! Join IDW editors Joe Hughes and David Mariotte, artist Evan Stanley, Sega Licensing Specialist Michael Cisneros, Director of Product Development Austin Keys, and special guest Takashi Iizuka, the Head of Sonic Team for a fun discussion on comics and upcoming games, surprise announcements, and more!

Spotlight on Shannon Wheeler
Thursday July 19, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Room 26AB
ComicCon special guest Shannon Wheeler (New Yorker cartoonist and Too Much Coffee Man creator) presents a special slide show and free gifts. Secrets will be revealed! Shannon shot 5,000 comics with a gun (self-proclaimed stupidest gimmick ever). Learn the history of the Japanese Bootleg shirt. Was Huey Newton (Black Panther leader) Shannon’s landlord? Did Shannon’s mom take them to hear cult leader Jim Jones speak? Did Shannon smuggle cigars out of Cuba? All true. Those stories will be told, plus selections from his new book, Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius, including “Camp Micro-Penis,” “Getting Trapped in the Paris Subway,” and “How To Sell a Sex Doll.” There might be some dirty words.

IDW: PDX presents Full Bleed
Friday, 7/20, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Ted Adams, CEO & co-founder of IDW and Dirk Wood, Creative Director of IDW:PDX present FULL BLEED: A sneak-peek into the world’s only 200 page, hardcover, print only comics & culture “magazine!” Prizes, announcements, Q&A, and a roundtable discussion on comics, journalism and more! Featuring Art Director Robbie Robbins, and contributors Jen Vaughn, Jarrett Melendez, Kim Dwinell, Gideon Kendall, Christina “Steenz” Stewart, and more! Got a pitch for Full Bleed? Bring it to the panel!

The Human Condition: Connecting Humanity With Graphic Novels
Friday, 7/20, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 23ABC
Featuring vibrant stories that bring tales of strength, courage, and determination to audiences of all ages. As the graphic novel space gains popularity and general interest, it presents a powerful medium for sharing complex stories or characterizations across the nuanced tableau of our multi-cultural world. From books featuring real-life frontierswoman Calamity Jane, to the brutal Spanish Revolution, and even the personal demons that cast doubt within our lives — this panel will show the strength of sequential graphic story telling in the 21st Century.

The One, The Only, Artist’s Edition!
Friday, 7/20, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
Since their inception nearly a decade ago, Artist’s Editions have become one of the most acclaimed (and imitated) formats in comics. IDW has won five prestigious Eisner-awards for their line of massive art books… so far! Join IDW Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier as he fills you in on upcoming projects—some not yet announced—and presents a slide show featuring an amazing sampling of art. We’ll talk about Artist’s Editions, Artist Select Series, and Art in general! There will be a special guest or two, and trivia questions to test your knowledge of comic art (AE related, naturally)—the winner will get an AE prize as well as bragging rights… a fun time for all!

Wynonna Earp Season 3 Premiere!
Friday, 7/20, 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m., Horton Grand Theatre
Join the cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series Wynonna Earp as they celebrate the beginning of season three! Come see Melanie ScrofanoShamier AndersonTim RozonDomonique Provost-ChalkleyKatherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Riley along with show runner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith and watch an exclusive screening of the first episode of the new season, Blood Red and Going Down.

Saturday Morning Cartoon Jam with IDW
Saturday, 7/21, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 23ABC
From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to My Little Pony, Star Wars Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more, IDW publishes some of the hottest properties in children’s comics on the market today. Come meet the people who make it happen and learn the comic-making process so you can make a comic of your own! There will be interactive activities, great announcements, and a special gift for everyone who attends!

Jack Kirby’s Artwork Extravaganza Encore!
Saturday, 7/21, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room 24ABC
Back by popular demand, the smash-hit panel returns to San Diego! A larger-than life celebration of the King of Comics features an unprecedented multi-media presentation of over 1,300 pieces of Jack Kirby artwork. IDW President and Publisher Greg Goldstein, is joined by esteemed artist Joe Jusko and some surprise guests to discuss the unrivaled work of the legendary talent, Jack Kirby. Everyone in attendance will take home a limited-edition print with them!

IDW’s Big News Panel!
Saturday, 7/21, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
Be among the first to hear about IDW’s big announcements at SDCC! New titles! New creators! All the news that’s fit to print in one place. Plus, don’t miss out on an exclusive give away that you can ONLY get here!

IDW Entertainment & SYFY Present: Wynonna Earp
Saturday, 7/21, 6:45p.m. – 7:45p.m., Room 6DE
Join the cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series Wynonna Earp! Come see Melanie ScrofanoShamier AndersonTim RozonDomonique Provost-ChalkleyKatherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Riley along with show runner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith as they reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage, and answer your biggest questions about season 3!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles On the Tabletop
Sunday, 7/22, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has an exciting year on the way for board games. With a successful Kickstarter just finishing up for Munchkin and a new tabletop miniatures game on the way. This panel will look at how the Ninja Turtles are doing on the tabletop, a discussion with the game designers, an early look at the miniatures and then a special/exclusive announcement for the next game!

Plus, don’t miss the CBLDF auction, benefitting the non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium on Saturday night at the Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire Room AB at 8PM. Featuring a Keynote speech by Top Shelf writer/artist Nate Powell (Come Again, artist onMarch trilogy), and live-sketching from veteran artist David Lloyd (V for Vendetta)!

 

About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including TransformersMy Little PonyStar TrekTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGhostbusters, Star Wars, Sonic The Hedgehog, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of NightLocke & KeyWormwoodRagnarökV-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-FilesBack to the FutureThe Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment, which launched in 2013, has successfully delivered three seasons of the critically-acclaimed Wynonna Earp, as well as two seasons of Dirk Gently on BBC America in the U.S. and Netflix worldwide. The company is also in various stages of development and production on a roster of scripted series, including the Netflix Original series V-WARS to premiere in 2019.

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July 14th, 2018 by Cherry

I’m ecstatic to learn that Deborah Harkness is coming to

San Diego Comic Con 

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Add to your calendar the most exciting news! Deborah Harkness will have a panel discussing her beloved trio of novels “All Souls Trilogy,” (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night & The Book of Life) that sold more than 3.7 million copies through 37 different publishers and will be a new television series in the UK (hopefully eventually making it’s way to USA) based on the first novel. Writing has kept her busy with her newest novel released May 2018 The World of All Souls: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life, a book the deeply explores the mythology of All Souls Trilogy that enriched the modern fairy tale with character bios, maps, recipes, the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy with her delightful prose interweaved with a historian’s detail.

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Ms. Harkness has been working with the production company Bad Wolf to bring A Discovery of Witches to television this fall with distribution by Sky One all the while juggling a new novel called Times Convert that will be release this fall 2018 that takes place in the “The All Souls Trilogy,” universe! I wonder what magic spell she’s using to get all this done and if it would work to juggle my schedule as well!

 

Either way I plan to add not only the panel but the book signing to my ‘must do at SDCC’ list!

 

WHEN

 

Harkness will share her thoughts behind all of her projects and sign books at 2018 Comic Con in San Diego. Below is a schedule of appearances:

 

Thursday, July 19: Penguin Random House Book Signing

Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

11AM-12PM

Booth 1515-G

 

Harkness will sign autographs and take photos with fans at the Penguin Random House booth. They will have The World of All Souls and paperbacks of the Trilogy for sale at the booth. Anyone who purchases a book will also get a tote bag with a Time’s Convert excerpt booklet.

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Thursday, July 19: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES Television Panel Discussion

Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

1-2PM

Ballroom 20

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Join Executive Producers Deborah Harkness and Jane Tranter with Bad Wolf for a behind-the-scenes of the making of the new television series, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, debuting this fall on Sky One. Lead Actors Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer, along with Alex Kingston and Owen Teale, will join the conversation.

 

Friday, July 20: “It Didn’t Look That Way in My Head” Panel Discussion

San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

11:00AM – 12:00PM PST Panel

Panel Room 25ABC

 

Authors create worlds and characters in text – and then they are translated through the lens of media into stories that may or may not feel the same to both the creator and readers. Deborah Harkness (All Souls Trilogy), Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring), Kass Morgan (The 100 series), Andy Weir (Artemis), and Kathleen Kaufman (The Lairdbalor) appear in conversation with moderator Brendan Reichs (Nemesis, The Darkdeep).

 

Friday, July 20: “It Didn’t Look That Way in My Head” Book Signing

San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

12:30-1:30PM

Sails Pavilion – Table AA09

 

Saturday, July 21: Deborah Harkness Spotlight Panel: Worldview 101

San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30-2:30PM

Panel Room 8

 

Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Maureen Lenker, Harkness discusses how she drew on science, fantasy and history to build a world where the supernatural seems real.

 

Saturday, July 21: Deborah Harkness Spotlight Book Signing

San Diego Convention Center, 11 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Sails Pavilion – Table AA18

 

Visit DeborahHarkness.com for more information.

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July 12th, 2018 by Cherry

So many great SYFY shows coming to SDCC that I need to clone myself so that I can see everything! I can’t wait to hear about what will happen with my Magician friends (I don’t think they will be safe with a body jumper but my new Queen is OK so I’m good!), when will Wynonna watch her tongue! (don’t TELL people you plan to kill them last it kind of makes them mad), the family reunion on Van Helsing has me all twisted, Z Nation am still waiting for all my friends to meet (dang Alaska is COLD but heating up after the bomb means more zombies! Keep that cute baby safe) and that Black Rainbow (didn’t see THAT coming!), Krypton is really a great exploration of the mythology of Superman and where he came from and I can’t believe EVERYONE is back for the final Sharknado movie (am hoping they will bring a shark or two)! I am excited to meet new TV friends with George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers getting ready to haunt my TV (still want him to write the final Game of Thrones book .. just saying) and Deadly Class that appeals to my love of posh schools with a science fiction twist can’t wait to hear more about this new graphic novel based series.

 

SYFY SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2018 PANEL & PRESS ROOM SCHEDULE

as of June 29, 2018

 

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Thursday, July 19

 

NIGHTFLYERS

Panel: 3-3:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

From the mind of George R.R. Martin, this highly anticipated new SYFY series is a psychological thriller set in the year 2093 that follows a team of scientists aboard the most advanced ship ever built. Their mission takes them to the edge of space but also to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn’t waiting for them out there — it’s already on their ship. Unlike anything you’ve seen before,

NIGHTFLYERS combines horror and science fiction in a way that Martin himself has described as “Psycho in space.” Join the cast and creators for an exclusive look into this exciting new series. Panelists includeJeff BuhlerEoin MackenGretchen MolDavid AjalaJodie Turner-SmithGene Klein and David BartisModerator to be announced.

 

VAN HELSING

Panel: 4-5PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

Presented by Nomadic, the cast of SYFY’s action horror series VAN HELSING will once again descend on San Diego Comic-Con to give fans an exclusive first-look at what’s in store for the upcoming third season. Panelists includeKelly OvertonJonathan ScarfeVincent GaleAleks PaunovicRukiya BernardTrezzo MahoroNeil LaButeMike Frislev and Chad OakesModerator: Bevin, Den of Geek.

 

SYFY WIRE HOSTS THE GREAT DEBATE

Panel: 4:45-5:45PM | Ballroom 20, Convention Center

What superfan doesn’t love a good debate? To reboot or not reboot? Have video games eclipsed movies and TV? Pine, Pratt or Hemsworth? Join celebrity favorites from the sci-fi universe for the ultimate debate as they share their thoughts, feelings and theories on the genre’s most hotly contested topics while moderator Aisha Tyler keeps the peace. After each round, you’ll get to settle the debate by

casting your vote for the most convincing argument. Panelists to be announced.

 

Z NATION

Panel: 5-5:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

Presented by The Asylum, be the first to witness a whole new evolution in zombie-kind as the cast and creators of SYFY’s hit series reveal exclusive details of what they have planned for the 5th season. Panelists includeDJ QuallsKellita SmithRussell Hodgkinson and Karl SchaeferModerator to be announced.

Friday, July 20

 

SYFY WIRE FANGRRLS: WOMEN CHANGING THE GAME 

Panel: 5:30-6:30PM | 6DE, Convention Center

The landscape of sci-fi has changed — and we’re never going back. Women aren’t just making some of the best, most groundbreaking work found in the genre today, they’re also redefining what it means to be a fan. Come geek out with our panelists and moderator Cher Martinetti (SYFY WIRE Fangrrls’ Managing Editor) as they chat about their current obsessions and discuss how they’re blazing their own path and changing the industry. Panelists to be announced.

 

 

THE LAST SHARKNADO: IT’S ABOUT TIME

Panel: 7-8PM | 6BCF, Convention Center

Presented by The Asylum, for the LAST TIME EVER, Comic-Con will be home to a SHARKNADO panel. Go shark to the future with the cast of the FINAL installment in SYFY’s fin-tactic movie franchise. Panelists includeIan ZieringTara Reid and Cassie ScerboModerator: Emily Longeretta, US Weekly.

 

Saturday, July 21

 

KRYPTON

Panel: Noon-12:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

After a mind-blowing Season 1 finale that saw KRYPTON’s history drastically rewritten, the future of Superman has never been in greater jeopardy. Join the cast and creators of SYFY’s hit series as they discuss the many surprises of the first season and give an inside look into what fans can expect in Season

Panelists include:Cameron CuffeShaun SiposWallis DayAnn OgbomoCameron Welsh and Dan

EvansModerator: Damian Holbrook, TV Guide.

DEADLY CLASS

Panel: 6-6:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

Be the first to get a sneak peek of SYFY’s new series based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. Executive produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, Rick Remender, Miles Orion Feldsott, Mick Betancourt and Mike Larocca, DEADLY CLASS follows the story of Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into King’s Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Panelists includeRick RemenderMiles Orion Feldsott, Mick Betancourt, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela De FaríaBenedict Wong and Wes CraigModerator: Dominic Patten, Deadline.

WYNONNA EARP

Panel: 6:45-7:45PM | 6DE, Convention Center

Presented by IDW Entertainment, join the cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series WYNONNA EARP as they reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage and answer your biggest questions about Season 3! Panelists includeMelanie ScrofanoShamier AndersonTim RozonDomonique Provost-ChalkleyKatherine BarrellVarun SarangaChantel RileyEmily Andras and Beau SmithModerator: Kayti Burt, Den of Geek.

THE MAGICIANS

Panel: 7-8PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

Magic is back…at Comic-Con! Last season, an epic finale totally changed our magicians (like for real) and left us begging for more. Now, join the cast and creators of this critically acclaimed series to get an exclusive look at the upcoming 4th season and answers to all of your burning questions (well, most of them)! Panelists includeJohn McNamaraSera GambleJason RalphStella MaeveOlivia Taylor DudleyHale ApplemanArjun Gupta and Summer BishilModerator: Felicia Day.

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July 12th, 2018 by Cherry

It looks like I have a SYFY geek date for SDCC with 

THE LAST SHARKNADO: IT’S ABOUT TIME Panel on Friday, July 20th!

Sharknado is coming to Comic-Con for the last time for the finale of the bitingly funny Shark SYFY movies with the cast chatting about the shark movie that took over SYFY! All you cosplay sharknado fans who come decked out will receive a collectors gift AND at the end of the panel will be a surprise announcement! I’m hoping everyone will survive cause those sharks are MIGHTY hungry!

CONFIRMED PANELISTS INCLUDE:
IAN ZIERING
TARA REID
CASSIE SCERBO
VIVICA FOX
ALASKA 
JONATHAN BENNETT
ANTHONY FERRANTE
Moderated By EMILY LONGERETTA from US Weekly Magazine!
THE LAST SHARKNADO: IT’S ABOUT TIME
Panel: 7-8PM | 6BCF, Convention Center
 
FANS THAT SHOW UP IN SHARK GEAR RECEIVE A COLLECTOR’S GIFT 

 

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July 12th, 2018 by Cherry

How or should I say WHO will you Purge??  USA Network’s immersive activation and panel for the new television series USA Network THE PURGE (TV Series) is a continuation of the film series that’s a world wide phenomenon that will be killing on USA Network on Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c.

America’s first “Purge City” store that allows you to stock up for your ‘nothing is illegal’ night of mayhem opens on July 19th in the Gaslamp District (no badge required). “Purge City” staff can help Purgers stalk up to either hide or mayhem with everything from energy drinks to candles and more!

Purgers can have a fun filled shopping experience with Purge photo opportunities, learn the Purge History of the ‘New Founding Fathers of America’, the Staten Island experiment and annual Purge Nights. “Purge City” will be open for business at 215 Tony Gwynn Drive— from Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 21 from 11 AM until 7 PM and Sunday, July 22 from 11 AM until 4 PM.
Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.

The Purge is written and executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and led by Jason Blum. Additionally, the entire team behind the blockbuster franchise ‎are on board to executive produce: Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form under the Platinum Dunes banner and Sebastien K. Lemercier. Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer/showrunner of the series. Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winner Anthony Hemingway will direct and executive produce the premiere episode.

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July 12th, 2018 by Cherry

Nerdist and Geek & Sundry is bringing Nerdist News Live, Geek & Sundry Live, Geek & Sundry: Welcome to the Wednesday Club, and Bizarre States. So many cool panels to chat with your favorites at SDCC! 

The complete Nerdist and Geek & Sundry panel descriptions at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 are below:

Friday, July 20:

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Nerdist News Live –  It’s Nerdist News, live! Join Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave, Nerdist News), Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Editor-in-Chief), Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search), and other Nerdist stars as they discuss the biggest pop culture stories of the day like only Nerdist can. Go behind the scenes of Nerdist News and other Nerdist shows, and bring your questions for the cast and crew. Use only as directed. 9 out of 10 doctors recommend attending the panel right before this one just to get a seat. Side effects may include uncontrollable deep cuts, hilarious Star Wars theories, and hot takes lasting over 30 seconds.  Room: 5AB

2pm – 3pm Geek & Sundry Live – Geek & Sundry has been delivering quality comedic and gaming content for six years now: that’s almost half a decade! Can you believe it!? Come join Marisha Ray (Critical Role), Anjali Bhimani (We’re Alive: Frontier), Amy Dallen (Shield of Tomorrow), Erika Ishii (Game Engine), Jeremy Walker (Sagas of Sundry: Madness), T.J. Rotell (G&S Head of Production) and moderator Sean Becker (G&S Senior Creative Director) to hear them talk about the future of the network, what new shows are coming out, what old shows are returning and ask them all your burning questions!  Room 25ABC

Saturday, July 21:

6:30 pm – 7:30pm Talks Machina with Critical Role –  Join Brian W. Foster (Talks Machina) as he hosts a special Critical Role community Q&A with Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Liam O’Brien, Sam Riegel, and Taliesin Jaffe. The cast will answer your questions about Vox Machina, the Mighty Nein, and anything and everything Critical Role! Room: 6BCF

Sunday, July 22:

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Geek & Sundry: Welcome to the Wednesday Club – Geek & Sundry’s weekly comic book show, The Wednesday Club, is bringing their live panel to SDCC for the first time ever! Join Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role), Amy Dallen (Sagas of Sundry) and Matt Key (Key Question) as they offer their 2018 SDCC review. They’ll talk about their favorite con purchases (and where you can get it), which Eisner Awards made them most excited and what comic book announcements made them giddy (and why). This is your comic book club on the internet, so come with your comic book questions and they’ll offer their comic book answers! Room: 7AB

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Bizarre States – Host Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Andrew Bowser (Bizarre States), and a special guest as they take their popular podcast Bizarre States on the road! They explore the mysteries of the weird, supernatural and occult, dragging into the light current and historical paranormal activities and personal experiences. Room: 7AB

After the convention hall closes, Nerdist will host parties including Alpha Book Club Happy Hour (Thursday, 7/19 from 7pm to 8pm) and The 200th Episode of Bizarre States Party, hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser (Saturday, 7/21 from 8pm to midnight) at Sparks Gallery on 530 Sixth Avenue. Nerdist will also be hosting its annual Alpha member party and its invite-only industry party on Thursday and Friday night respectively. Official event details will be announced soon. Follow @Nerdist and check www.nerdist.com for details.

In addition to panels and parties during SDCC, fans can attend Nerdist House from Thursday, July 19th through Sunday, July 22nd. All four days of Comic-Con, Nerdist will take over the Sparks Gallery on 530 Sixth Avenue for all-day entertainment and refreshments, special social hours and fan parties, live Nerdist shows, in-depth interviews and conversations, meet & greets, exclusive merchandise, photo opportunities, a VR experience, and much more. Nerdist House will be open to the public and free of charge. Comic-Con attendees are welcome, but a badge is not required. For up-to-the-minute updates on Nerdist House, follow @Nerdist and #NerdistHouse on Twitter.

Alpha members will receive exclusive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands at Nerdist House events and parties. Not a member yet? Sign up at www.projectalpha.com and join the fun.

About Nerdist
Nerdist is a multi-platform media and entertainment network for fans of genre and pop culture content. With flagship content including Nerdist News hosted by Jessica Chobot, weekly shows Because Science and The Dan Cave, and daily in-depth editorial coverage, Nerdist reaches millions of people every day on Nerdist.com and on leading platforms including the premium streaming service Alpha, YouTube, Facebook, and the Nerdist Podcast Network.  Nerdist is owned by Legendary Entertainment and is part of Legendary Digital Networks, which also includes Geek & Sundry and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.

About Geek & Sundry
Geek & Sundry is a digital entertainment company recognized for producing award-winning Internet television content, featuring leading personalities in gaming and pop culture. Founded in 2012, Geek & Sundry’s online channels offers a diverse slate of reality, narrative, and comedy content created by and for gaming enthusiasts. Geek & Sundry is owned by Legendary Entertainment and is part of Legendary Digital Networks, which includes content powerhouses Nerdist and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. To read daily editorial content and watch original shows, visit www.geekandsundry.com.

About Alpha
Alpha is a leading premium streaming entertainment service from Legendary Digital Networks that offers access to fully interactive live and on-demand channels, exclusive shows, and a suite of innovative features that empower fans to experience the programming they love in a unique and personally customizable way. Since its launch in 2016, Alpha has given members unprecedented access to engage directly with on-air personalities and form immersive communities around their passions. Alpha’s slate of original and exclusive shows includes Talkin’ Toons, Sagas of Sundry, Painters Guild, Because Science, Bizarre States Los Angeles, and Critical Role. Try the Alpha experience commitment-free for 30 days at www.projectalpha.com.

About Legendary Digital Networks
Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) is the streaming media and branded content division of Legendary Entertainment and home to leading digital entertainment brands Nerdist, Geek and Sundry, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, as well as Alpha, a premium streaming entertainment service that gives members access to new and exclusive shows and immersive community-based interactivity.

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