Marvel Takes Over the Palm Restaurant During Comic-Con 2012!

David Marquez adds to the Marvel mural on July 11!

The Palm Restaurant in San Diego is about to get Marvel-ous with the appearance of ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN artist David Marquez! Celebrating this year’s Comic-Con International, Marquez will add to the restaurant’s famous Marvel comic book mural (already featuring art by John Romita Sr., John Romita Jr., Simone Bianchi, Mark Brooks, Leinil Yu, Humberto Ramos and more) as he draws Miles Morales, better known as the all-new Ultimate Comics Spider-Man at 4:00 PM PST on Wednesday, July 11. Stop by for food, drinks and a chance to see David work his magic as Marvel commemorates their sixth year of making history with the Palm! The Palm Restaurant is located on 615 J Street in the heart of San Diego’s entertainment district!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

via Marvel Press Release

Spike TV To Present Fans A Front Row Seat To “Comic-Con All Access Live”

Network’s “All Access” Franchise to Feature Top Names in Pop Culture, Comics and Entertainment Including Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi’s Nerd Machine, Stan Lee, the Cast of “Doctor Who” and others

The Live Multi-Platform Event Airs on Spike TV on July 13 at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT

Spike TV announced today that the network’s live “All Access” multi-platform franchise, which covers the biggest events in gaming, pop culture and technology, will return with “Comic-Con All Access Live.”  The live event which airs on Spike TV, in HD, on Friday, July 13, from 4:00 – 7:00pm ET/1:00 – 4:00pm PT, will be the command center for all of the top entertainment headlines during the event, and the Comic-Con viewing party destination for fans at home.  “Comic-Con All Access Live” will cover the top panels and announcements from the event, host the hottest stars of the genre, including Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi and much more.

“We are excited to bring our ‘All Access’ multi-platform franchise to Comic-Con 2012,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-Platform Programming, Spike TV.  “Comic-Con is a celebration commemorating everything that fans love about comics, movies, TV shows and games, and ‘Comic-Con All Access Live’ will provide fans with an interactive and up-close experience that only Spike TV can deliver.”

Kevin Smith will join the “All Access” team to serve as moderator of “Comic-Con Bonus Round,” a live series of roundtable discussions surrounding comic books, pop culture and entertainment.  In addition, Nerd Machine’s Zac Levi, David Coleman and Alison Haislip, will return to the “All Access” franchise to give fans an exclusive sneak peek into their popular Nerd HQ event.

Comic-Con All Access Live” will also feature an interview with Stan Lee and the creators of Amazing Spiderman, in honor of the superhero’s 50th anniversary, an exclusive reveal of the landmark #700 issue of “Amazing Spiderman,” interviews with Mark Hamill, Kit Harington from Game of Thrones, and visits from the cast of Doctor Who, and MMA fighter Nate Quarry who stops by to talk about his “Zombie Cage Fighter” comic book.  Dhani Jones (former NFL player and host of Spike TV’s “Playbook360”) will also be on hand to give a behind-the-scenes look into the “Walking Dead Escape” experience at Petco Park, and viewers can also watch “All Access” host, Katie Linendoll run a quarter-mile segment in the inaugural “Course of the Force” lightsaber relay, dressed in an R2D2 costume, to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation.  “Course of the Force” is a Star Wars tribute event beginning in Santa Monica and ending in San Diego.  The relay race takes place from July 7-11.

Also, in celebration of the revolutionary work in the comics, movies and sci-fi industry in the past year, Spike TV will present the “Spike’s All Access Live Comic-Con Game Changer of the Year” award to the most innovative name in the genre for 2012 and is asking fans to help choose the winner.  From visionary directors, inspired actors and comic book architects, viewers can elect Jim Lee, Joss Whedon, Christopher Nolan, Kevin Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Kirkman or David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.  Fans can vote by visiting www.spike.com/events/all-access-comic-con/game-changer-of-the-year.

Comic-Con All Access Live” will be supported on Spike TV through “All Access Weekly” and “Playbook 360;” online on Spike.com,  GameTrailers.com and MTV Geek; socially through its Facebook and Twitter feed @SpikeTV; and through mobile phones and tablets including iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  The live special will also deliver digital pre and post shows, online simulcasts and interstitial programming throughout the weekend.

The “Comic-Con All Access Live” team includes “All Access Live” veterans Katie Linendoll (“All Access Weekly”), Geoff Keighley (“GTTV”), Justine Ezarik (“GTTV”) and Daniel Kayser (“GTTV”).

Spike TV’s “All Access” hosting team will broadcast from their own Comic-Con studio at Petco Park, overlooking the San Diego Convention Center, and will feature coverage of the most anticipated panels, breaking entertainment news and announcements, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in pop culture and entertainment and much more.  Fans can also interact with the “Comic-Con All Access Live” hosts and guests through Twitter using #SDCConSPIKE.  Show hosts will use Spike TV’s social media outlets to answer viewer questions and provide feedback in real-time throughout the live show.

Gil Colon, Kevin Kay, Geoff Keighley and Jon Slusser serve as Executive Producers for “Spike Presents Comic-Con All Access Live.”  For more information about “Comic-Con All Access Live,” please visit allaccess.spike.com.

Sponsors for “Comic-Con All Access Live” include Dodge as a convergent sponsor, Burger King and GEICO as on-air sponsors and Axe as the show’s digital sponsor.

Considered to be the home of the largest comic book and popular arts event in the world, Comic-Con 2012 will run from July 12-15, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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Nerd HQ Conversations for a Cause Sneak Peek!

The Nerd Machine!Tickets Go On Sale Friday, July 6 at 9am PDT.
[Postponed (though some tickets have been sold) due to REBUILDING of The Nerd Machine!]

THURSDAY

9:30am – Expendables 2
Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture.
11:00am – Psych with Dule Hill, James Roday, Steve Franks, Kelly Kulchak and Chris Henze 12:00pm – Chuck
 
2:30pm – Seth Green & Robot Chicken

FRIDAY

10:00am – Stan Lee 12:00pm – Man with the Iron Fists followed by a signing 3:00pm – The Rise of the Guardians with Guillermo Del Toro and Friends
 
4:30pm – Nathan Fillion 5:30pm – Assassin’s Creed 3

SATURDAY

10:00am – NTSF: SD SUV 12:00pm – Tomb Raider 3:00pm – Joss Whedon
 
4:30pm- Damon Lindelof 5:45pm- Grimm
with signing earlier in the day (11am)

SUNDAY

3:00pm – Jared Padalecki 4:30pm- Zac Levi with signing to follow

via The Nerd Machine

BioWare Coming to San Diego Comic-Con 2012!

BioWare is pleased to be returning to sunny San Diego California for San Diego Comic-Con from July 11 through July 15. We have lots of activities going for those with SDCC badges as well as folks who couldn’t get tickets but will be in the area!

The BioWare Base

We will once again have the BioWare Base at the Gaslamp Hilton for all fans to visit (you do not need a badge for entry) with stations to play Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer including the next upcoming multiplayer DLC. Members of the Mass Effect 3 development team & community team will be available to play MP, trade tips, talk BioWare, and sign autographs. Bring your games, novels, etc for signings.

The BioWare Base is open at the following times:

  • Thursday 1pm-9pm
  • Friday 1pm-9pm
  • Saturday 1pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm
  • Sunday 11am-5pm

Dragon Age lead writer and author of the Dragon Age novels/comics David Gaider will be signing at the BioWare Base daily from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

Saturday from 1:00pm till 3:00pm Raphael Sbarge (Kaidan Alenko) and Kimberly Brooks (Ashley Williams) will be signing autographs at the BioWare base.

And Saturday night starting at 7:00pm, join us at the BioWare Base in the Purgatory Bar for free drinks including beer/wine and appetizers. We’ll also be having our annual Cosplay meet up at this time, so come out to see some fabulous BioWare costumes!

Inside the Convention

If you have a badge to get into the convention center we have activity inside as well. Visit the Dark Horse booth where BioWare’s “Evil” Chris Priestly will be working in an area dedicated to Dark Horse’s BioWare products including convention exclusives like a bronze Normandy, lithograph and, for the first time available anywhere, the Dragon Age The Silent Grove Hardcover trade. Grab your Dark Horse merchandise and talk with “Evil” Chris about BioWare. We also have the following writers signing at the Dark Horse booth:

  • David Gaider, writer of The Silent Grove, at 6:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:00pm Friday and 5:00pm-6:00pm Saturday.
  • Chris Hepler, writer of the Mass Effect 3 art book as well as Thane Krios and EDI, and Sylvia Feketekuty, writer of Mass Effect Homeworlds issue 4 as well as Liara and Samara, at 11:00-12:00 on Thursday and 11:00-12:00 on Sunday.

Don’t forget to come to our Mass Effect 3 Panel Saturday 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room: 25ABC
Mass Effect: Past, Present and Future – Join developers from Mass Effect for an exciting look at the evolution of the Mass Effect franchise. Mike Gamble (Producer), Corey Gaspur (Senior Combat Designer), Parrish Ley (Lead Cinematic Animator), Sylvia Feketekuty (Writer), Chris Helper (Writer), Jessica Merizan (Community Manager) and Chris Priestly (Community Specialist) will discuss the history of the series, beloved characters, multiplayer gaming and hints at upcoming DLC.

And make sure you check out our awesome partners at their booths for exclusive looks at upcoming BioWare merchandise!

  • Square Enix (Booth # 3829)
  • SideShow Statues (Booth # 1929)
  • Kotobukiya (Booth # 2601)
  • Triforce (Booth # 2846)
  • FUNimation (Booth #4135)

Can’t wait to see you so be sure to come by and say “Hi!”

via BioWare Press Release

COMEDY CENTRAL® to Present WORKAHOLICS, BRICKLEBERRY and FUTURAMA Panels and a WORKAHOLICS Happy Hour Event at the Hard Rock Hotel at Comic-Con® International 2012 in San Diego

COMEDY CENTRAL returns to Comic-Con® with a Workaholics panel on Thursday, July 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; a Brickleberry panel on Friday, July 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and a Futurama panel on Saturday, July 14 from 12:00-12:45 p.m.

On Thursday, July 12, a press conference with Blake, Adam, Ders and Kyle from Workaholics will be held in press room Aqua 306A from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel (1 Park Blvd.) followed by an autograph signing from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at table AA04 in the Sails Pavillion (2nd level of the Convention Center). Then get ready to party with the guys at the Workaholics Happy Hour Event (first come, first served) taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13.

  • Thursday, July 12: Workaholics panel (Room 24ABC) 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Join stars, Co-Creators, writers, and Executive Producers Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck as they take fans behind-the-scenes and give a sneak peek into upcoming new episodes, including a few special guests that are guaranteed to be “Tight Butthole.” Also, one lucky fan will be selected to have their name written into a future episode. S’Go!

  • Friday, July 13: Brickleberry panel (Room 6A) 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    From Creators and Executive Producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, and Executive Producer and voice actor in the series Daniel Tosh, this hilarious new animated series premieres on the network on September, 25 at 10:30 p.m. after new episodes of Tosh.0. Voice cast including David Herman (Office Space), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jerry Minor (Anchorman), as well as O’Guin and Black will be on hand for a panel discussion following a screening of an entire episode for the first time exclusively at Comic-Con.

  • Saturday, July 23: “Futurama” panel (Ballroom 20) 12:00-12:45 p.m.
    Futurama cannot be killed! Join the cast and crew of the Emmy® Award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on COMEDY CENTRAL. Plus, wear your Futurama-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes! Scheduled panelists include Creator/Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo).

From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, Workaholics, currently in its third season, is a single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day…even if they don’t know what day it is. Whether it’s Blake (Blake Anderson) dressed in a bear coat, Adam (Adam Devine) singing about Catherine Zeta Jones while high on mushrooms or The Ders (Anders Holm) celebrating his birthday with a drinking triathlon, the boys always seem to run into trouble wherever they go.

Brickleberry, co-produced by Fox 21 and COMEDY CENTRAL, is based on a group of dysfunctional forest rangers at a national park that is facing closure until a new ranger comes in to whip everyone into shape and save the park. The series is created, written and executive produced by Waco O’Guin and Roger Black (MTV2′s Stankervision) and executive produced by Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0), who also voices a character. Brickleberry premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following new episodes of Tosh.0.

Futurama focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life at Planet Express, an intergalactic delivery company. There he meets love interest Leela (Katey Sagal), a sexy cyclops with anger management issues, and best friend Bender (John DiMaggio), a beer-powered kleptomaniac robot. In 2011, the series earned two Emmys® for Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Maurice LaMarche. Futurama is currently in its seventh season and airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit COMEDY CENTRAL’s press Web site at http://www.cc.com/press and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
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Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom’s leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America’s oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world’s most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit http://www.viacom.com.

via Comedy Central Press Release

NBC Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Initiatives

Revolution and Grimm Take Over Gaslamp Square Park

Convention Panels Include Community (Sony Pictures Television), Grimm (Universal Television), “A Conversation with Bryan Fuller” (Universal Television and Gaumont) and Revolution (Warner Bros. Television)

NBC heads to the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con to showcase Revolution, the new drama from Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Jon Favreau, returning series Grimm and Community, and Bryan Fuller, executive producer of the upcoming series Hannibal and the upcoming pilot, Mockingbird Lane. With an ambitious slate of interactive activities on and off-site, NBC looks to engage and entertain Comic-Con goers and enthusiasts.

Following are the network’s 2012 San Diego Comic-Con events and initiatives:

CONVENTION PANELS, AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS AND NBC’S BLOGGER PARTY 

Friday, July 13

  • 10:00-11:00AM, Ballroom 20, Convention Center, Community Q&A (Presented by Sony Pictures Television)

NBC’s critically acclaimed series, Community, returns to Comic-Con for an insightful discussion about the series, a look at the casts’ favorite scenes and a tribute to the fans. Stars Joel McHale (The Soup), Alison Brie (Mad Men), Gillian Jacobs (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Danny Pudi (Knights of Badassdom) and Yvette Nicole Brown (House, The Office) are confirmed to participate.

  • 11:30-12:30PM, Sony Booth #4229, Convention Center, Community Signing (Presented by Sony Pictures Television) 

Stars from Community will be available to sign autographs.

Saturday, July 14

  • 11:00-12:00PM, Nerd HQ (Block No. 16 Union and Spirits, 344 Seventh Avenue), Grimm Signing (Presented by Universal Television)

Cast and producers from Grimm will be available to sign autographs and limited-edition Grimm comic posters designed by notable comic book artist Whilce Portacio. Whilce will also be on hand to sign.

  • 12:30-1:15PM, Warner Bros. Booth #4545, Convention Center, Revolution Signing (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)

Stars and producers from “Revolution” will be available to sign autographs.

  • 1:00-2:00PM, Room: 7AB, Convention Center, A Conversation with Bryan Fuller (Presented by Universal Television and Gaumont)

Join acclaimed television writer/executive producer Bryan Fuller (Heroes), the creative force behind Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me, for a Q&A with fans as he discusses two of his highly anticipated projects, Hannibal and Mockingbird Lane, both at NBC. In the midseason drama Hannibal, one of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The upcoming pilot Mockingbird Lane is an imaginative reinvention of the 1960’s comedy The Munsters.

3:00-4:00PM, Room: 6A, Convention Center, Grimm Q&A/Season 2 Preview (Presented by Universal Television) 

Grimm, NBC’s supernatural mythology drama, returns to Comic-Con to kick off its second season packed with chills and revelations. Be among the first to get a glimpse of season two and participate in a Q&A session with the cast and producers: David Giuntoli (Turn the Beat Around), Russell Hornsby (Lincoln Heights), Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist), Silas Weir Mitchell (Prison Break), Reggie Lee (The Dark Knight Rises), Sasha Roiz (Caprica) and Bree Turner (The Ugly Truth) and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf (Angel) and David Greenwalt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), executive producer/director Norberto Barba (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and executive producers Sean Hayes (Hot In Cleveland) and Todd Milliner (Hot In Cleveland). Produced by Universal Television and Hazy Mills, Grimm returns late summer on NBC and Grimm Season One will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 7, 2012.

6:00-7:00PM, Room: 6BCF, Convention Center, Revolution Screening/Q&A (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)

In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape void of power: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out forever. Join creator/executive producer Eric Kripke and stars Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human) and J.D. Pardo (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) for a screening and Q&A.

7:30-9:30PM, Hard Rock Cafe, NBC’s 3rd Annual Blogger Party

NBC’s annual invitation-only Blogger Party brings together stars and creators from NBC’s new and returning shows to mingle with the digital network.

MARKETING

NBC takes over Gaslamp Square Park (Fifth Avenue and K Street in the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego) to bring the ultimate Grimm and Revolution experience to fans.

  • Local restaurant Tin Fish (170 Sixth Avenue) will be transformed into the world of Grimm as lush greenery encompasses the building and its surroundings. Guests can “Grimm their skin” and receive creepy Grimm skin carvings applied by professional theatrical makeup artists. Those who tweet photos of their skin carvings with the hashtag #GRIMM will be entered for a chance to win a Season 1 DVD collection signed by the cast.
  • Aunt Marie’s vintage Airstream trailer (replica) is coming to Gaslamp Square Park and fans will be treated to a personalized introduction from Nick and Monroe as they take a tour inside and see authentic props from the series including weapons cabinets, maps, the book of Grimm and more. Upon exit fans will receive a limited edition Grimm comic poster.
  • From the trailer take a trip through the Grimm forest and visit the Wesen Monuments for a description of which Wesen to look out for in the forest. Receive a Grimm / Revolution bag if you make it out of the forest.
  • Revolution takes over the peninsula tip of Gaslamp Square Park with the actual Ferris wheel from the Revolution pilot, and an abandoned car transformed into a garden. Get a Revolution power button pin and a re-usable water bottle on your trip through “Revolution Village.”
Additionally, a wallscape featuring the “Revolution” power button will be showcased along the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel’s (1 Park Blvd.) entire facade facing the convention center.

NBC DIGITALThis year, NBC.com will once again go behind-the-scenes at Comic-Con to bring videos, photos and interviews to fans unable to attend. From the convention floor, press rooms and Gaslamp Square Park, NBC.com will be on hand to capture and deliver a comprehensive look at all of NBC’s initiatives for SDCC 2012.

NBC also looks to engage fans via various social media platforms with active updates throughout the duration of Comic-Con on NBC.com, Facebook, Tumblr and YouTube, and by live tweeting during the panels. Beginning today, fans may also submit questions for the casts and producers of Grimm and Revolution via Facebook and Twitter.

For schedules, online exclusive content, interactive features and the latest news about NBC at Comic-Con please visit http://www.nbc.com/comic-con.

Join the conversation on Twitter at @NBCCommunity, @NBCRevolution, @NBCGrimm and @NBCHannibal.

via NBC Press Release

Cryptozoic Entertainment at San Diego Comic-Con 2012!

Cryptozoic is proud to host both The Walking Dead™ creator Robert Kirkman and series actor Steven Yeun (“Glenn”)

Appearance Schedule:

Thursday, July 12th
Robert Kirkman — 12 noon to 1 pm
Saturday, July 14th
Steven Yeun — 2 to 4 pm

Cryptozoic Entertainment is lighting up San Diego’s Gaslamp District with our very own retail store during San Diego Comic-Con. From July 11-15, you’ll be able to stop by our store to purchase our board games and trading cards.

Stop by the Cryptozoic Store at 411 Market Street (between 4th and 5th Ave) for an assortment of awesome events ranging from artist signings to board game events. Don’t know how to play any of our games? No problem! This weekend is the perfect chance for you to play our great selection of fun games, including The Walking Dead Board Game, Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre and The Big Bang Theory Party Game, as our staff will be available at the store to give you a demo.

Customers who shop at the Cryptozoic Store will also receive a gift with purchase. We will be holding special promotions and giveaways all weekend long at the store and online on our Facebook page! Plus, the store will be the place to find limited-edition trading cards and other awesome goodies. Check back regularly for more details about all the activities happening at our store location during Comic-Con!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and announcements regarding Comic-Con! We have a couple of very special announcements coming up that we’re excited to share with you, so stay tuned!


EXCLUSIVE NON-SPORT TRADING CARD COMIC-CON EVENT

Cryptozoic Entertainment cordially invites you to an
Exclusive Non-Sport Trading Card event

at San Diego Comic-Con!

As a special thank you to non-sport collectors, Cryptozoic will be hosting an exclusive morning event on Saturday, July 14th, at the Cryptozoic San Diego Comic-Con store located in the Gaslamp. Limited to only 40 collectors, each attendee will receive a promotional gift bag and have priority access to hard-to-find trading card products.

Guests attending will automatically be entered to win a variety of door prizes, including commissioned artist proof sketch cards, wardrobe cards, and autograph cards. Collectors will also have the opportunity to meet some of the top sketch card artists in the industry today, without the crowds in Artists’ Alley. Don’t miss this chance to get a peek at the trading card process, a preview of costumes from sets of some of today’s hottest shows, and an exclusive look at Cryptozoic’s upcoming projects, launching later in 2012.

WHO:

Open to the first 40 collectors to RSVP

WHEN:

8:00am – 9:30am Saturday, July 14th, 2012

WHERE:

The Cryptozoic Entertainment Store
411 Market Street
San Diego, CA

WHAT:

Cryptozoic Private Trading Card Event

  • Exclusive event with limited attendance
  • Priority access to show-exclusive trading card sale items
  • Opportunity to meet top artists
  • Door prizes, including sold out products, promos, and artist APs!
  • Gift bag for each collector attendee
  • Coffee and light refreshments will be provide

SPECIAL GUESTS:

George Davis
Marvel Dangerous Divas , Marvel 2012 Greatest Heroes, Star Wars Clone Wars Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Spider-Man Archives, Iron Man 2, Marvel Heroes and Villains, Marvel Universe 2011

Marat Mychaels
DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards, The Walking Dead Trading Cards, Image Universe, Women of Marvel, Youngblood, Painkiller Jane, Captain Action, Red Sonja 35th, Lady Death Sketch Series, Billy Tucci’s Shi, Grimm Fairy Tale, The Prophet, Images of Shadowhawk, Creators Universe, Red Sonja, Iron Man 2, Star Wars Galaxy 7, Avengers Assemble, Marvel Masterpieces 2

Tim Shay
DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards, Tarzan 100th Anniversary, Classic Vintage Movie Poster: Science Fiction and Horror Series, Classic Mythology, Golden Age of Comics, Bettie Page The Private Collection, Vampirella, Dungeon Dolls, Contemporary Pinups, Spider-Man Archives, Project Superpowers, Marvel 2012 Greatest Heroes, Red Sonja, 70 Years of Marvel Comics, Dark Zodiac, Dexter Season 3, Marvel Universe 2011, Marvel: Heroes and Villains

Dan Schoening
DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards, Mandy Sketch Card Series, Hack/Slash, P’ups: Pin-up & Puppies, Voltron Sketch Card Series, The Female Persuasion Sketch Card Series, Greatest American Hero Sketch Card Series, Dead@17 Sketch Card Series, Marvel Masterpieces 2, Marvel Masterpieces 3, Iron Man

Jason Worthington
The Walking Dead, Zombies vs. Cheerleaders,  Mandy Sketch Card Series, Painkiller Jane Sketch Card Series, Hack/Slash, P’ups: Pin-up & Puppies, Moonstone Maximum Sketch Card Series, The Pro Sketch Card Series, Dungeon Dolls, Sheena Queen of the Jungle Sketch Card Series, Grimm Sketch Card Series, Voltron Sketch Card Series, Dead@17 Sketch Card Series, Billy Tucci’s Shi, The Female Persuasion Sketch Card Series, Archie Comics, Manga Mandy


BOARD GAME FREE PLAY AND TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The Lookouts Preview at Comic-Con

Penny Arcade and Cryptozoic Entertainment™ are proud to announce the launch of an all-new comic book series, The Lookouts, based on the fan-favorite Penny Arcade web comic. Previewing with issues #1 July 11 – 15 at San Diego Comic-Con and in stores nationwide on August 29th, The Lookouts story was developed by Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins, Cryptozoic’s President and Chief Creative Officer, Cory Jones, and Ben McCool. The Lookouts is written by McCool with art by Robb Mommaerts.

This ongoing series tells the story of a group of young boys who join the Lookouts, where they must learn the secrets of the magical Eyrewood Forest. Badges are rewarded to the Lookouts upon completing different tasks. Each six-issue arc will focus on a new badge and an exciting journey for the young trainees, starting with the “Riddle” badge in the first issue. Additionally, each issue will contain a two-page spread from The Lookout’s Handbook, featuring an inside peek at this heroic group and information on additional badges.

The Lookouts #1 will be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con with two exclusive covers, one by Mike Krahulik and one by Doug TenNapel. The Lookouts #1 will launch in comic stores nationwide on August 29, 2012 with one cover by Rob Mommaerts. The comic will also be available digitally starting July 6th on comiXology mobile apps for Apple iOS, Android, and more.

 

Mike Krahulik Cover Artwork

via Cryptozoic Press Release

Cartoon Network Partners with The New Children’s Museum for First Ever San Diego Comic Con Take-Over!

The “Adventure Time: Keyper Seeker” experience will welcome guests into this lush re-creation of the Land of Ooo!

Showcasing and Celebrating the Fandom of Hit Series Adventure Time

It’s a Finn and Jake take over, Comic-Con style! For the first time ever, The New Children’s Museum, located in Downtown San Diego, will be re-conceptualized to feature an exclusive, fully immersive Adventure Time experience. Inspired by two fan-favorite episodes, the Adventure Time: Keyper Seeker experience will welcome guests into this lush re-creation of the Land of Ooo! The Keyper, a beloved Adventure Time character who just happens to wear a key shaped hat, will present guests with a special key that opens one of the many doors within the secret lair of the Door Lords. Before a door will open, each guest must decipher a riddle that if successful will grant access to an extra-special prize locked inside!

The New Children’s Museum of San Diego and Cartoon Network will also be partnering to host an Adventure Time exhibition featuring fan-generated artwork! Cartoon Network has assembled a diverse array of Adventure Time themed artwork which will be displayed for the duration of this year’s Con.

Celebrating the amazing fandom of this hit series, the Adventure Time: Keyper Seeker experience and the Adventure Time Fan Art Exhibit will be open to the public and Comic-Con attendees at the New Children’s Museum of San Diego Wednesday, July 11 – Sunday, July 15, 2012. The New Children’s Museum is located at 200 West Island Avenue, San Diego, California 92101, conveniently located directly across from the Convention Center.

The New Children’s Museum is a dynamic new model of a museum that provides inventive and engaging art experiences that are meaningful to children and families. NCM brings families together in a rich educational environment that fosters creativity – blending elements of art museum, children’s museum, and community center.

A non-profit institution funded by admissions, memberships, and community support, the Museum stimulates imagination, inquisitiveness and innovative thinking by exhibiting participatory works of art by contemporary artists and providing a venue for art making and play. Serving all ages, from toddler to teen, NCM inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 168 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

via Cartoon Network Press Release