NCsoft to Bring City of Heroes and Guild Wars 2 to Comic-Con


NCsoft at Comic-Con San Diego 2011 Activities

Stop by the NCsoft booth (#5345) at Comic-Con International San Diego to meet artists and developers from City of Heroes FreedomTM and Guild Wars 2®. They’d love to chat with you and answer questions you have about their games. Check out the latest from City of Heroes Freedom, and try your hand at the Engineer profession in Guild Wars 2 on PCs provided by Alienware and with peripherals from Razer.

Desdemona from City of Heroes Freedom will make appearances at the NCsoft booth during Comic-Con San Diego to meet fans. David “Noble Savage” Nakayama will also be creating free illustrations of selected City of Heroes Freedom players’ in-game characters. The artists from Guild Wars 2 will be signing limited edition postcard books, as well. Stop by the NCsoft booth to find out more.

Want to hang out with NCsoft on Friday night? Check the NCsoft schedule to find out how you could pick up a ticket to attend the NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet. The NCsoft Fan Meet & Greet will be Friday, July 22, 2011. Ticket holders can meet fellow players of their favorite NCsoft games while chatting with City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2developers and artists. Guests will be treated to refreshments and could take home some nifty game swag. Attendees can also get hands-on time to play City of Heroes Freedom, as well as Guild Wars 2.

Make sure to check out the City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2 speaking sessions during Comic-Con. In them, you can find out the latest information from City of Heroes Freedom, the world’s most popular super-powered MMO, and learn how Guild Wars 2 will set a new standard for social play in online fantasy RPGs!

Check back for more details on NCsoft activities at Comic-Con San Diego 2011!

 

NCsoft at Comic-Con San Diego 2011 Schedule

During the convention, NCsoft will be hosting a number of scheduled events and activities (listed below). All items and times are subject to change.

TIME DESCRIPTION STAFF
Thursday, July 21, 2011

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

Thursday, July 21, 2011

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m

NCsoft Booth #5345

Comic Book Signing

Come by the booth to get a signed copy of a City of Heroes Freedom comic book, signed by David “Noble Savage” Nakayama.

Staff

David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead

Thursday, July 21, 2011

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Room 24 ABC

Speaking Session:

City of Heroes Freedom: The Future of Super-Powered MMOs

Be the first to find out about the top-secret content release coming this summer to City of Heroes Freedom, the world’s most popular super-powered MMO. The Paragon Studios team will be on site to share exclusive revelations about the upcomingCity of Heroes Freedom game update that will redefine the online gaming industry.

Speakers

Melissa “War Witch” Bianco,
Lead Game Designer
Matt “Positron” Miller,
Lead Systems Designer
David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead
Nate “Second Measure” Birkholz,
Development Producer
Andy “Zwillinger” Belford,
Community Manager

TIME DESCRIPTION STAFF
Friday, July 22, 2011

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio’s resident comic book artist.

Staff

David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead

Friday, July 22, 2011

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m

NCsoft Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio’s resident comic book artist.

Staff

David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead

Friday, July 22, 2011

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

Friday, July 22, 2011

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Paragon Studios Ustream Chat

Join the Paragon Studios Community Team as its members broadcast live from the booth at San Diego Comic-Con throughUstream.

Staff

City of Heroes Freedom Community Team

TIME DESCRIPTION STAFF
Saturday, July 23, 2011

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m

NCsoft Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio’s resident comic book artist.

Staff

David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead

Saturday, July 23, 2011

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio’s resident comic book artist.

Staff

David “Noble Savage” Nakayama,
Art Lead

Saturday, July 23, 2011

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Room 23 ABC

Speaking Session

Guild Wars 2: Rethinking the Online RPG: How Guild Wars 2 Explores New Dimensions in Social Gaming

Are you tired of grind, repetitive combat, and no community in your fantasy RPG? Learn how Guild Wars 2 will set a new standard for social play in online fantasy RPGs! Accompanied by stunning concept art, key creators will examine how the lore, design, and gameplay of Guild Wars 2 offer a fresh, social-driven approach to cooperative online fantasy RPGs.

Speakers

Colin Johanson,
Lead Content Designer
Bobby Stein, Lead Writer
Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Leah Rivera, Game Designer

Saturday, July 23, 2011

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Paragon Studios Ustream Chat

Join the Paragon Studios Community Team as its members broadcast live from the booth at San Diego Comic-Con throughUstream.

Staff

City of Heroes Freedom Community Team

Saturday, July 23, 2011

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

NCsoft Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

TIME DESCRIPTION STAFF
Sunday, July 24, 2011

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

NCsoft Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

 

NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet 2011

The NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet 2011 is a ticketed event. Check back for more information on details about how you could get a ticket.

At the Meet & Greet, ticket holders can meet fellow players of their favorite NCsoft games while chatting with City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2 developers and artists. Guests will be treated to refreshments and could take home some nifty game swag. Attendees can also get hands-on time to play City of Heroes Freedom, as well as Guild Wars 2.

Valid photo ID is required for admission. No one under 18 will be admitted without parent or legal guardian. Admission to the event is limited to NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet ticket holders only and is granted on a first-come, first-served basis to the capacity of the venue.

NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet 2011

When
Friday, July 22, 2011

 

City of Heroes Freedom Speaking Session at Comic-Con San Diego 2011

City of Heroes Freedom The Future of Super-Powered MMOs

How does a massively multiplayer online game stay innovative and exciting for over SEVEN years? With phenomenal new content, adventures, and powers! This year is no exception, as City of Heroes Freedom will once again redefine the online gaming space in 2011 with its next major new content release. The Paragon Studios team will share epic storytelling, dazzling graphics, and thrilling adventures—and the team will provide the rest of the details only for the panel attendees!

The panel will give the attendees a rare opportunity to interact with the Paragon Studios team. Attendees will see firsthand the results of years of intense development and hear about the inspirations for the next exciting expansion. Throughout the panel, the audience will be treated to exclusive content and have the opportunity to interact with the Development Team. The panel promises to be packed with new revelations and surprises.

Thursday, July 21, 2011
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Room 24 ABC

  • Speakers
  • Melissa “War Witch” Bianco
    Lead Game Designer
  • Matt “Positron” Miller
    Lead Systems Designe
  • David “Noble Savage” Nakayama
    Art Lead
  • Nate “Second Measure” Birkholz
    Development Producer
  • Andy “Zwillinger” Belford
    Community Manager

 

Guild Wars 2 Speaking Session at Comic-Con San Diego 2011

Rethinking the Online RPG: How Guild Wars 2 Explores New Dimensions in Social Gaming

The upcoming Guild Wars 2 MMO will be an immersive, dynamic gaming experience that will shatter clichés and player expectations for game design and social game play in online fantasy RPGs. Set in a beautiful, richly detailed fantasy world, Guild Wars 2 is based on ArenaNet’s popular Guild Wars online game series, which has sold over 6 million units worldwide.

In this presentation, ArenaNet creators such as Lead Content Designer Colin Johanson, Lead Writer Bobby Stein, Lead Concept Artist Kekai Kotaki, and Character Artist Kristen Perry will examine how the lore, design, and gameplay of Guild Wars 2 combine to deliver a fresh, social approach to online fantasy RPGs. Learn more about Guild Wars 2’s innovative dynamic event system and the game’s fluid and social-centric approach to combat. You’ll also learn more about crafting your character’s personal story, and dive deeper into the lore and rich world design that will make Guild Wars 2 such an incredible gaming experience.

After the presentation, the ArenaNet panelists will answer questions from the audience and further explain what to expect from Guild Wars 2.

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Room 23 ABC

  • Speakers
  • Colin Johanson
    Colin Johanson
    Lead Content Designer
  • Bobby Stein
    Bobby Stein
    Lead Writer
  • Kekai Kotaki
    Kekai Kotaki
    Concept Art Lead
  • Kristen Perry
    Kristen Perry
    Character Artist
  • Leah Rivera
    Leah Rivera
    Game Designer

 

NCsoft at Comic-Con San Diego 2011 Partners

NCsoft recognizes our promotional sponsors and their quality products:

 


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