Image Comics’ complete signing schedule for New York Comic Con is now available! The schedule includes signings by top creators every day of the convention, October 11-14 in New York City’s Javits Center. Signings will take place at the Image Comics booth, #1229.
Several creators will also be signing convention exclusives, which Image unveiled on September 19. Details on the exclusives, as well as the panel schedule, can be found at Image Comics’ website.
Thursday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- 3:00-4:00 Haunt signing: Joe Casey and Nathan Fox
- 4:00-5:00 Not My Bag signing: Sina Grace
- 4:00-6:00 Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
- 5:00-6:00 Mind The Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo
- 5:00-6:00 Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
- 6:00-7:00 Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
- 6:00-7:00 The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine
- 7:00-8:00 Comeback signing: Ed Brisson & Michael Walsh
- 8:00-9:00 Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris
Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- 10:00-11:00 Pigs and Choker signing: Ben McCool & Ben Templesmith
- 11:00-12:00 Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber
- 12:00-1:30 Mind the Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo
- 1:00-2:00 Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)
- 1:30-3:00 Luther Strode signing: Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore (ticketed)*
- 3:00-4:00 Non-Humans signing: Glen Brunswick & Whilce Portacio
- 3:30-5:30 Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
- 4:00-5:00 MacGyver signing: Lee David Zlotoff & Will Sliney
- 4:00-5:00 The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine
- 4:00-5:30 Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
- 5:00-6:00 D.O.G.s of Mars signing: Christian Weiser, Tony Trov & Johnny Zito
- 5:00-6:00 Artifacts signing: Ron Marz (Top Cow)
- 6:00-7:00 The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*
Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- 10:00-11:00 Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber
- 11:00-12:00 Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
- 11:00-12:30 Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
- 12:15-2:00 Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*
- 1:00-2:00 Witch Doctor signing: Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (Skybound)
- 2:00-3:00 Severed signing: Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, & Attilla Futaki (ticketed)*
- 3:00-4:00 Top Cow Universe signing: Jeremy Haun, Nelson Blake II, David Hine, Tim Seeley, & Ron Marz
- 4:00-5:00 Bedlam and Morning Glories signing: Nick Spencer & Rodin Esquejo (ticketed)*
- 4:00-5:30 Teen Wolf signing: Tyler Posey, Jeff Davis & David Tischman (ticketed)*
- 5:00-6:00 Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris
- 5:00-6:00 Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)
- 6:00-7:00 The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- 10:15-12:00 Happy! signing: Grant Morrison (ticketed)*
- 11:00-12:00 Super Dinosaur signing: Jason Howard (Skybound)
- 12:00-1:00 Black Kiss 2 signing: Howard Chaykin
- 1:00-3:00 Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*
- 3:00-4:00 Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris (writer/artist)
- 3:30-5:00 Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
- 4:00-5:00 Valentine signing: Alex de Campi & Christine Larsen
*Tickets will be available at the Image Comics booth (#1229) on the day of the signing. One ticket per person will be available for each ticketed signing beginning at the start of the show each day and only while supplies last. No purchase necessary.
All signings are subject to change. Check at the Image Comics booth for up-to-date signing schedules. Keep up with what’s happening at the Image Comics booth by following us on Twitter (@ImageComics)!
via Image Comics Press Release
Image Comics will be at New York Comic Con in full force, with top creators signing and must-have exclusives at their booth in the Javits Center during the October 11-13 convention. In addition, the New York Comic Con programming schedule features ten Image Comics-related panels with discussions both wide-ranging and craft-focused.
The Image creators who will be signing exclusives at the Image Comics booth (#1229):
- Robert Kirkman (NYCC Spotlight Guest) — NYCC Exclusive red foil-stamped THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOLUME ONE hardcover (limited to 1500) and THIEF OF THIEVES VOLUME ONE: “I QUIT!” hardcover (limited to 1000)
- Brian K. Vaughan (NYCC Spotlight Guest) and Fiona Staples (NYCC Featured Guest)— NYCC Exclusive SAGA bookplate (limited to 200, included with purchase of SAGA VOLUME ONE)
- Jonathan Hickman (NYCC Spotlight Guest) — NYCC Exclusive THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOLUME ONE: SCIENCE, BAD hardcover (limited to 500)
- Tim Seeley — NYCC Exclusive Stjepan Sejic WITCHBLADE #160 variant (limited to 1000)
- Ron Marz (NYCC Special Guest)— NYCC Exclusive Stjepan Sejic ARTIFACTS #21 variant (limited to 1000)
- Joe Harris (NYCC Special Guest) — NYCC Exclusive GREAT PACIFIC #1 variant (limited to 500)
- Nick Spencer — NYCC Exclusive BEDLAM #1 variant (limited to 500)
These exclusive ashcans will be available at the creators’ Artist Alley tables:
- Jim Zub (NYCC Special Guest) — NYCC Exclusive SKULLKICKERS #18 sketch cover variant, available at Artist Alley table #W11 (limited to 100)
Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh — NYCC Exclusive COMEBACK #1 ashcan, available at Artist Alley table #Q18B
Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore — NYCC Exclusive THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE ashcan, available at Artist Alley table #BB15
Other Image creators signing at the booth include:
- Grant Morrison (NYCC Spotlight Guest) (HAPPY!)
- Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS II)
- Glen Brunswick and Whilce Portacio (NYCC Featured Guest) (NON-HUMANS)
- Alex de Campi (NYCC Special Guest) and Christine Larsen (VALENTINE)
- Jay Faerber (POINT OF IMPACT, NEAR DEATH)
- Sina Grace (NOT MY BAG)
- Jeremy Haun (THE DARKNESS)
- Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, CYBER FORCE)
- David Hine (NYCC Featured Guest) (THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN, THE DARKNESS)
- Jason Howard (NYCC Featured Guest) (SUPER DINOSAUR)
- Shawn Martinbrough (THIEF OF THIEVES)
- Jim McCann and Rodin Esquejo (MIND THE GAP)
- Ben McCool and Ben Templesmith (PIGS, CHOKER)
- Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder (NYCC Featured Guest) (HALLOWEEN EVE)
- Scott Snyder (NYCC Spotlight Guest), Scott Tuft, and Attilla Futaki (SEVERED);
- Christian Weiser, Tony Trov, and Johnny Zito (D.O.G.S. OF MARS)
- Lee David Zlotoff and Will Sliney (MACGYVER)
A full, updated Image Comics signing schedule will be released before the convention. Please note that signings and exclusives are subject to change.
The Image Comics programming at NYCC will feature a one-on-one conversations with THE WALKING DEAD creator and Image partner Robert Kirkman, a SAGA panel with creative team Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, panels on craft with writers and artists, discussions of science fiction and gender issues, as well as the highly anticipated “The Image Comics Experience” panel, where attendees will be the first to hear new Image Comics announcements.
The full listing of Image Comics NYCC programming follows.
The Image Revolution Documentary
Twenty years ago, the seven biggest superstars in comics created a company that changed the industry and started a creator rights revolution. From Spawn to The Walking Dead, discover the highs, lows, secrets and controversies of Image Comics in an exclusive sneak preview of The Image Revolution, a new documentary from the creators of Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts. Speaking on the panel will be director Patrick Meaney, producer Jordan Rennert and Sequart’s Mike Phillips, along with moderator F.J. De Santo, and a special guest! At San Diego Comic Con, Marc Silvestri appeared on the panel, who will be on this one? Date: 10/11/12 Thursday, Time: 6:30 PM, Location: 1A04
Wondrous Worlds, Fractured Futures: Speculative Fiction and Image Comics
With the unlimited potential of comics, there is perhaps no better medium for speculative fiction than comics. Limited only by their imaginations, Image Comics creators have been creating far-flung universes where science, fantasy, and technology explode in rich possibilities. Find out why they choose science fiction, how they build worlds, and what inspires them. Panelists: Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Wood, Joe Harris, Glen Brunswick, Ming Doyle, David Hine, Fiona Staples; Moderator: Eric Stephenson, Date: 10/12/2012 Friday, Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Location: 1A06
Skybound: On the Rise
There’s no limit on what to expect from SKYBOUND, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. THIEF OF THIEVES is a breakout hit and already been optioned by AMC, GUARDING THE GLOBE supplies another monthly fix for the Invincible universe, the all-ages smash SUPER DINOSAUR is about to blow up in a big way… so what’s next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the imprint’s future with his stable of creators! Panelists: Robert Kirkman, Shawn Martinbrough, Jason Howard, and special guests; Moderator: Sean Mackiewicz, Date: 10/12/2012 Friday, Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM, Location: 1A14
Drawing the Line: Artists on Creator-Owned Comics
Art is as integral to comics as story, and what readers see before they read a word. Independent comics give artists the freedom to create their own worlds and characters. How do some of independent comics’ top artists bring to paper what they and the writers they work with imagine? Delve into the ink-stained world of character design, sequential storytelling, and writer-wrangling with the artists on Nowhere Men, Revival, Luther Strode, Non-Humans, Perhapanauts, and Saga. Panelists: Nate Bellegarde, Mike Norton, Tradd Moore, Whilce Portacio, Craig Rousseau, and Fiona Staples; Moderator: Eric Stephenson, Date: 10/12/2012 Friday, Time: 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM, Location: 1A23
The Image Comics Experience
Image Comics brings together some of the most exciting rising stars in comics today and established creators alike to talk about the past, present, and future of Image Comics. Join Publisher Eric Stephenson to experience a lively conversation with surprise guests, and be among the first to hear some big announcements! Moderator: Eric Stephenson, Date: 10/13/2012 Saturday, Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Location: 1A23
The Top Cow Universe’s New Era
Are you interested in writing or drawing comic books? Then YOU need to come to the Top Cow panel where the Image imprint’s top talent will tell you about what it’s like to create comics like Cyber Force, The Darkness, Witchblade, Think Tank and more! Get a first look at new art! Find out what’s going on with The Darkness movie in development! And get the latest on the Top Cow Talent Hunt, in which TWO lucky writers and TWO lucky artists will get jobs. All attendees will also get an awesome exclusive! Panelists: Nelson Blake II, Jeremy Haun, David Hine, Ron Marz, and Tim Seeley; Moderator: Matt Hawkins, Date: 10/13/2012 Saturday, Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Location: 1A14
The Writers Room
Some of comics’ best writers will talk about the challenges, triumphs, and idiosyncrasies of the comics creative process. Find out how comics like Happy!, Saga, and The Manhattan Projects are conceived, written, and brought to the printed page from the writers who knew them from “PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE.”
Panelists: Grant Morrison, Brian K. Vaughan, and Jonathan Hickman, Moderator: Jonathan Ross, Date: 10/13/2012 Saturday, Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM, Location: 1A21
Saga: Sex, Drugs & Rocketships
Saga launched in March 2012 amid great anticipation, excitement, high hopes, and a little controversy and quickly became one of the top-selling independent comics of the year, second only to The Walking Dead. Creators Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples will talk about how they made an epic mash-up of science fiction, fantasy, and romance into the comic industry’s biggest sensation—and hint at what’s in store for Alana, Marko, and baby Hazel! Panelists: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Moderator: Eric Stephenson, Date: 10/13/2012 Saturday, Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM, Location: 1A10
Creating Comics with Two X-Chromosomes: Real Talk with Image’s Female Creators
The subject of women in comics is often dominated by controversy, but what about conversation? Join some of comics’ top female writers and artists for some candid talk about working the comics industry. Does being a woman make a difference? What perspectives do female creators bring to a male-dominated industry? All that and more—with women who use their talent to get ahead! Panelists: Jordie Bellaire, Alex de Campi, Christine Larsen, Ming Doyle, Amy Reeder, and Fiona Staples; Moderator: Jennifer de Guzman, Date: 10/14/2012 Sunday, Time: 10:45AM – 11:45AM. Location: 1A14
Robert Kirkman, creator of the global sensations THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE and THIEF OF THIEVES, opens the floor to all his fans in this lively and engaging Q&A session., Panelist: Robert Kirkman
Date: 10/14/2012 Sunday, Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM, Location: 1E13
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DISH Customers Who Are Being Denied Access to Their Favorite Scripted Drama Series* Can Register for the Free Live Stream at http://www.amctv.com/thewalkingdead4dish/
In response to DISH taking away its customers’ favorite scripted drama series on basic cable* – The Walking Dead – AMC is offering all DISH subscribers a special live stream of the hit show’s season three premiere episode on Sunday, October 14, at 9PM ET/6PM PT on amctv.com. This streaming event will run concurrently with the television debut so DISH subscribers who are fans of the series can experience this highly-anticipated premiere at the same time it’s available to all other cable and satellite subscribers.
Beginning Friday, September 28 at 9 AM ET, DISH subscribers can register for access to the free live stream of The Walking Dead at http://www.amctv.com/thewalkingdead4dish/.
AMC stated: “To gain leverage in an unrelated lawsuit, DISH has decided to deny their customers access to AMC shows including The Walking Dead, the series that has shattered basic cable ratings records. Although The Walking Dead is the #1 basic cable scripted drama for DISH customers, DISH has stated it has no plans to bring back AMC. DISH customers who want to watch the entire season at the same time as the rest of the country should switch television providers now… time is running out.”
DISH dropped AMC, as well as its sister networks, IFC, WE tv and Sundance Channel to gain leverage in an unrelated lawsuit. DISH customers may find information on how to switch providers at www.switchfromdish.com.
The Walking Dead, hailed by Entertainment Weekly as the “greatest thriller ever produced for television” follows Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors who must not only fight the dead, but also face a whole new fear: the living. Season three of The Walking Dead will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 14 and the final episodes returning beginning February 2013.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead stars Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, IronE Singleton, and Melissa McBride. Joining the cast for season three are David Morrissey and Danai Gurira along with her zombie pets.
The series is executive produced by show runner Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert with Greg Nicotero, Denise Huth and Evan Reilly as co-executive producers.
The season premiere of The Walking Dead will be complemented by a wealth of exclusive content at http://www.amctv.com. Fans can check out “Inside The Walking Dead” videos, episode sneak peeks, “Talked About Scenes,” Talking Dead bonus scenes, production diary interviews with the cast and crew, production photo galleries, fan trivia and new behind-the scenes videos from the set in Atlanta.
The season premiere of The Walking Dead, coincides with AMC’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest. Celebrating its 16th year, AMC Fearfest will feature 19 consecutive days of themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Saturday, October 13 through Wednesday, October 31.
The Walking Dead reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 and is the highest rated scripted drama series among DISH subscribers (Source: Nielsen Media Research 4Q11 – 1Q12 A 18-49 (000) Dish Universe. The series has garnered two Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up, a Golden Globe(R) Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, and a WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media, among other accolades.
* The Walking Dead is the highest rated scripted drama series among DISH subscribers (Source: Nielsen Media Research 4Q11 – 1Q12 A 18-49 (000) Dish Universe.
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe(R) Award for Best Television Series – Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC’s original stories include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Hell on Wheels.” AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.
via AMC Press Release
Caught in the middle of a high-intensity struggle for survival, you fight off hordes of flesh-hungry, growling “walkers,” or zombies. No place is safe as you make your way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland with horror at every turn. Will you survive?
This fall, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are joining forces with AMC’s The Walking Dead for their Halloween Horror Nights events. Visitors to both theme parks will be able to experience the horror of AMC’s blockbuster original series, The Walking Dead, in elaborately themed, haunted mazes. It marks the first-time Universal Studios has featured a television series at Halloween Horror Nights on both coasts.
The Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning, series The Walking Dead is based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The Walking Dead is the number-one drama series in basic cable history for adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
Universal Studios’ Halloween creative teams are working with AMC and The Walking Dead, to create an authentic experience that is true to the Emmy Award-winning hit series. The haunted mazes on both coasts feature eerily authentic, elaborately designed, movie-quality sets that include some of the most iconic locations and scenes from the show. Mobs of undead walkers bring to “life” the vicious, hungry, zombies from the show.
“We want people to experience the same terror of the walker-filled reality our characters faced in seasons one and two – and will continue to face in our third season,” said Greg Nicotero, Co-Executive Producer and Special Effects Make-up Artist for the series. “Our collaboration with Universal Studios’ creative teams is exciting as we work to truly capture the essence of the show.”
“The collaboration with Universal Studios’ creative teams is a fantastic cross-promotional opportunity and a great way to capture the spirit of the series, which makes its season three debut on AMC this October,” said Linda Schupack, AMC’s Executive Vice President of Marketing.
“The Walking Dead puts real people in incredibly horrific situations where they experience true, raw fear, and guests at Halloween Horror Nights experience the same thing,” said Jim Timon, Senior Vice President of Entertainment at Universal Orlando Resort. “We can’t wait to merge the two powerful concepts together.”
“With The Walking Dead, we want to make fans of the series feel like they are literally walking in the footsteps of the show’s characters, experiencing all of the horrific events from the series just as they experienced them,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood. “The goal is to make guests of Halloween Horror Nights feel like they are trapped in the world of The Walking Dead, using all of the attention to detail and movie-quality production values that Halloween Horror Nights has become famous for. You’re no longer sitting on a couch, watching a show… you’re living it!”
Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights(R) events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from film to nightmares — and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained “scareactors.”
For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com. Watch The Walking Dead announcement video on both Universal Orlando Resort’s YouTube Channel and on Universal Studios Hollywood’s YouTube Channel.
Universal Orlando Resort
There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, be transformed into a banana-loving minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D.
Universal Orlando Resort is an NBCUniversal company.
Universal Studios Hollywood SM, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas, the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event arena. World-class rides and attractions include the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, “The Simpsons RideTM,” “Revenge of the MummySM -The Ride” indoor roller coaster and “Jurassic Park(R) -The Ride,” as well as the critically acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers(TM): The Ride-3D.”
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe(R) Award for Best Television Series – Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC’s original stories include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, The Killing and Hell on Wheels. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.
via AMC Press Release
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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Cryptozoic is proud to host both The Walking Dead™ creator Robert Kirkman and series actor Steven Yeun (“Glenn”)
|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!
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.
|Open to the first 40 collectors to RSVP|
|8:00am – 9:30am Saturday, July 14th, 2012|
|The Cryptozoic Entertainment Store
411 Market Street
San Diego, CA
|Cryptozoic Private Trading Card Event
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
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
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
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
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
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.
via Cryptozoic Press Release
We’re heading across to San Diego to join the ultimate geek party (11-15 July). SFX and Comic Heroes will be among the Future magazines using the opportunity to celebrate The Walking Dead. Visit the Future booth to enjoy all this undead mayhem:
THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!!!
We’re celebrating The Walking Dead 100th issue with a party in The Zombie Survival Machine.
All day Wednesday to Sunday; official unveiling on Wednesday at 5pm, with Robert Kirkman and Gary Castillo.
What does a car need to survive a zombie apocalypse?
A front-end custom zombie cow-catcher with spikes, slatted armoured window coverings, a roof hatch to allow passengers to shoot at walkers, an electric rear trunk to house weapons, all‐terrain tires, weapons storage compartments. Least but not least, it must also have a CB radio/PA system.
Design Craft have custom fabricated a Hyundai Elantra Coupe into the ultimate Zombie Survival Machine. Anyone will have a chance to get on board, interact and take photos with the car, and prepare themselves for the apocalypse.
Future is also giving away a brand new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT car, custom wrapped with The Walking Dead graphics at the Hyundai Sweepstakes Kiosk. US entrants only, folks. The winner will be announced on the last day of the show, and we’ll give away limited edition Walking Dead buttons to some lucky entrants. More info on www.hyundaiundead.com and comics site www.skybound.com.
Calling all flesh-eating, gore-loving, gear-wearing zombie eccentrics out there! For your chance to win amazing signed Walking Dead goodies and enhance your status in the zombie circles, register at the Future booth from Wednesday to Friday. We will look for zombiesque creativity, production and crowd response. Your chums Adrian Hill and Dave Bradley will be on the judging panel so come and say hello!
Thursday to Saturday, 9am-7pm
This is your chance to finally find out how hot you would look as a zombie, in case you didn’t survive the deadly attacks. Liza Macawili, a professional make-up artist, will transform anyone into a living walking dead in just 15 minutes.
Walkers Target Practice
All day, Wednesday to Sunday
In the event of a zombie apocalypse, you will need to know how to shoot ‘em guns! Test your skills by shooting NERF guns at a zombie cut out, and take part in contests to win limited edition zombie swag and other special prizes. Booth photographers will be monitoring the apocalypse with the Postgram app. Participants will receive an email and a postcard with their Postagram after the show.
The best of San Diego Comic-Con 2012
It’s the biggest event of the global geek calendar so keep your eyes on www.sfx.co.uk for news from the show as it happens. SFX, Comic Heroes and Total Film will have reporters out in San Diego covering the highlights. The Thursday and Friday programmes have already been revealed so you can see what some of the treats will be: don’t forget this is where all the big studios make their announcements, but also there’s also artists’ alley, the presitigious Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the International Independent Film Festival, loads of celebrity signings and dealers, Merlin, Falling Skies, a Firefly panel celebrating the show’s 10th anniversary, leading comic creators like Charlie Adlard, Mark Waid and John Romita Jr, friends of SFX and top authors Peter F Hamilton and Paul Cornell, writing talent of the calibre of J Michael Straczynski and loads more.