The Cost of SDCC (Start Saving Now!)

Great info for those wanting to see how much one should save up for a trip to Comic-Con!

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Here’s the biggest thing to remember about San Diego Comic Con: start saving now.

Trust me, it’ll save you a lot of stress in the long run. The last thing you’re going to want to be thinking about when you get to the con is how much money you can’t spend because you haven’t properly budgeted up to this point. The rest of the Nerdophiles staff drove to Comic Con this year, but I’m from Maryland and I had to fly in – making for some unique challenges and some unique considerations when budgeting. I’m breaking down my expenses, so that you can better think about and plan for your own. After all, we’re less than a year away from San Diego Comic Con 2014!

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Blizzard Entertainment Will Have Exclusives at Comic-Con 2013!

Blizzard Entertainment - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Plans - Diablo III - Starcraft II - World of Warcraft - BlogsBlizzard Entertainment will be at Comic-Con 2013! It seems that all of their blogs all say the same thing… Diablo III, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft will be at SDCC in full force with exclusives, showing future products and having booth signings!

Blizzard Entertainment is excited to announce that our licensed products will be strutting their stuff on the show floor at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!

Along with showcasing some of the new licensed products coming out this year, the booth will also be where the writers and artists behind some of our comics and books will be signing. We will also be selling exclusive SDCC products for the first time.

Yeah, we’ve been keeping busy.

Keep an eye out for more details coming soon, including schedules and the products we’ll have available.

We hope to see you there!

Syfy Will Launch Its First Ever Mobile Game with LOST GIRL: The Game!

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy - Mobile App - HeaderAVAILABLE ON IOS AND ANDROID DEVICES BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 22 IN CONJUNCTION WITH LOST GIRL SEASON THREE FINALE

Marking Syfy’s first ever entry into the mobile gaming space, Syfy Ventures today announced it is launching Lost Girl: The Game, a free mobile gaming app available for download on iOS and Android devices. The all-new game offers fans of the sexy, supernatural drama, an interactive, mission-based experience inspired by the popular Syfy original series.

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 001Lost Girl: The Game will launch together with the Season 3 finale of the series, which concludes on Syfy Monday, April 22 at 10PM (ET/PT).

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 002Featuring an original storyline, written by the series’ writers, The Game invites fans to create a customized Fae character that they can use to venture through exciting new mysteries set in the virtual world of Lost Girl. Users can get a taste of the world of the Fae by creating their own avatars, embarking on missions and uncovering hidden objects, in order to score points and unlock levels.

“Fans of Syfy’s Lost Girl will have a new platform to explore the Lost Girl world,” said Jeff Li, Vice President, Syfy Ventures. “Our Lost Girl fans are clamoring for new ways to engage with the hit series.  We are thrilled to work with our media partners at Shaw Media and Prodigy Pictures to bring Lost Girl to new platforms.”

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 003Lost Girl: The Game was developed by Complex Games.

Lost Girl will return for a fourth season on Syfy in 2014 with 13 all-new episodes. During its third season, Lost Girl is the #2 original cable drama in Adults 18-49 in its time period, averaging 1.3 million total viewers based on most current data.

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 004Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk), a Succubus who is a Fae creature of legend and folklore living among humans. Bo refuses to choose an allegiance to either the Dark or Light Fae clans, leading her on a personal path of discovery. Lost Girl co-stars Kris Holden-Ried (The Tudors, Underworld 4) as “Dyson”; Ksenia Solo (Life Unexpected; Black Swan) as “Kenzi”; Zoie Palmer (The Guard, Instant Star) as “Lauren”; Rick Howland (Billable Hours, Murdoch Mysteries) as “Trick” and K.C. Collins (Owning Mahowny, Doomstown) as “Hale.”

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 005Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone and Emily Andras. Vanessa Piazza is producer. Produced by Wendy Grean. Lost Girl is produced with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Program.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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Disney is RUMORED to Buy Hasbro…

Last week, Disney and George Lucas shocked everyone by announcing that Lucas had sold LucasFilm, the rights to the Star Wars films and its characters to Disney for approximately $4 billion. This week, rumors are flying that Disney may possibly buy Hasbro! Disney would then become somewhat of a monopoly of gigantic proportions to entertainment (theme parks and movies) and its merchandising of products (toys and games)!

The Lucasfilm acquisition has been reported as taking only 6 months to complete, so these discussions with Hasbro are probably pretty serious. This can definitely impact the entertainment industry in a big way. Disney would get the rights to the Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Dungeons and Dragons and several other tv/movie/game/toy franchises. It would definitely broaden their audience and also bring back some franchises back to Disney to be under one roof.

It seemed for a time that Disney was losing its grip on their audience until it acquired Pixar. There seemed to be too many “princess” movies and not enough movies that boys would like. Marvel and Star Wars have definitely changed that picture. Will prices for Disney-owned merchandise go up significantly as well? Hopefully not, but only time will tell.

If all this does come to pass, what happens to The Hub (and other shows) and the comics with IDW and Dark Horse? Do they all go away? Or will Disney incorporated everything? There are still a lot of questions to be answered here. Hopefully, most entities will stay in place in some way. Overall, it’s good for Disney, hopefully it will be good for fans as well.

Star Wars Celebration VI Exhibitor List and Floor Plan

Exhibitor

Booth #

740 The Game On Air

109

A Wrinkle in Time

116

Acme Archives Ltd

747

Action Figure Authority, AFA

308

Advanced Graphics

1014

Andrea Swabb

TAT21

Asylum

TAT02

Atomic Age Collectibles

312

Austin Browncoats

1205

B&D Star Wars

105

Barnes & Noble

129

Brass Monkey Tattoo

TAT09

Brian’s Toys

1102

Brick Envy

206

Bricks & Boards, LLC

1202

CMI Toys

1103

Camp Planner Industrial (CPI)

223

Cantina Collectibles

1223

Cartamundi USA

320

Chris 51 Tattoos

TAT29

Collectors Rebellion

1120

Comic Images

402

Completist Publications

1306

Cool Cat Collectibles

1021

Custom Art by Jeremiah

TAT10

DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club

548

DK Publishing Inc

813

Dark Horse Comics Inc

839

Diamond Select Toys

632

Digital Source Marketing, LLC

1226

Disney Theme Park Merchandise

341

Disney Theme Park Merchandise

331

Draven’s City Limits Collectibles

1140

Drew Baker

1038

eFX Inc.

921

Earloomz

811

Jedi Council Forums & FanForce

554

Fantasy Flight Games

739

Forcepowered Collectibles

202

Fox Valley Tattoo

TAT20

Full Sail University

229

Galerie, USA

933

Gentle Giant LTD

521

Star Wars Super Collector’s Wish Book

1224

Glitch Gaming Apparel

121

Glitch Gaming Apparel

1039

Hallmark Cards Inc

803

HASBRO

721

Her Universe

915

Hollywood Heroes

212

Hornby America, Inc

431

Howling Wolf Enterprises

1125

HYP Hats

433

iAM Enterprises, LLC (iAM3DStore.com)

1033

Imagez Photography

445

Imperial Class Tattoo, LLC

TAT16

Imperial Quartermaster & Dimension Decals

1111

Intergalactic Trading Co Inc

1213

J&J Collectibles

1122

Japan Star Wars Modeling Alliance

552

Jason Palmer Studios

941

Joe Corroney & Jan Duursema
Joe Corroney & Jan Duursema

1040

Jolie Rogue Tattoo

TAT17

Josh Bodwell Tattoos

TAT28

Jumpin Jammerz

1010

Juniors Comics & Cards

215

KE Toys & Games

207

KIF’S

1032

Kotobukiya

903

Krypton Comics Inc

1211

Lego Systems Inc

321

Legendary Costume Works

1106

Limited Edition Collectibles

203

Lost in a Vacuum

106

Matt Busch / Planetmatt Entertainment

220

Mega Star Wars

1203

Michael Bianco

TAT26

WeLoveFine.com

512

Mikes Comics & Collectibles

435

Mikes Comics & Collectibles

536

Mimoco

313

Mississippi Mandalorians

551

Museum Replicas

530

Nappy Artist

TAT15

Nerdist Industries

1240

Neutral Zone, LLC

113

Norwich Star Wars Club, UK

550

NVIDIA

833

Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club

453

Orlando Science Center

309

PSA, Professional Sports Authenticator

1110

Pain & Wonder

TAT04

P Novelties

122

Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society

451

Phil’s Toys

1220

Tattoos By Chris Jones

TAT27

TAT-TWIN Skin art by Piero Bockos

TAT19

Pitt Stop Cards

304

Plush Gallery Tattoo

TAT24

Rancorhill Collectibles

1204

Random House – Del Rey

910

Rebel Base Comics & Toys

1112

Red Rocket Tattoo

TAT13

Red Rocket Tattoo – Vinny Romanelli

TAT23

Reynolds Advanced Materials

441

Dave Dorman

939

Rubie’s Costume Co Inc

403

Russell Walks Illustration

408

Scholastic Book Fairs

533

Scion

1239

Scott Blair

TAT08

Scott Bohrer

TAT07

Shadows on the Wall

221

Sistine Skin – Jerry Watelski

TAT06

Sistine Skin, LLC

TAT03

tuff city

TAT01

Sorry! No Subtitles

120

Star Pix Collectibles

1127

Star Wars Vegetable Carving and Jedi Order of Japan

455

Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance

449

Starbase Atlanta

1003

Stylin Online

549

Stylin Online

541

Stylin Online

927

Suchiu Art

1041

Super7

315

SWAG 77

448

Tattoos by Brian Stringer

TAT14

Tattoos by Thomas Kersnowsky

TAT11

The Contact Lens Company

1105

The Dark Empire

650

The Force United

450

The Saber Guild

349

Maverick Arts/The Art of Monte Moore

225

The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

1141

Spencer Brinkerhoff III

1138

The Art of Tsuneo Sanda

1139

The DAVE School

1133

The Jedi Assembly

452

The Midsummer Knights Dream

110

Outer Rim Toys and Collectibles

1107

Prop Store

1026

The Toy Cave

1121

The Toy Federation

1114

ThinkGeek

303

Through and Through Tattoo

TAT18

Time Machine Collectibles

112

Times Forgotten

302

Topps, USA

413

Toy Chamber Collectibles

1322

Toy Dump

102

James Gallo Toy Heaven-Coining A Galaxy

1221

Toynk.com

1011

Tribbletoys.com / GIANTmicrobes

108

Trinity Tattoo Co – Steve Roberts

TAT22

Trinity Tattoo Company – Earl Funk

TAT12

Uptown Tattoos

TAT05

Utilikilts LLC

213

Wookieepedia

351

Workman Publishing Co

911

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

907

Dark Horse Comics Schedule at Star Wars Celebration VI

Dark Horse Comics Editor Randy Stradley posted information of what fans can expect from Dark Horse at Star Wars Celebration VI.

  • Get exclusive Star Wars Celebration VI “GALACTIC PASSPORT” and collect one-of-a-kind stamps from us and Star Wars publishers DK, Workman, Del Rey, and Scholastic.
  • Check our schedule for SIGNINGS, PANELS, and SPECIAL EVENTS.
  • Spin the Dark Horse PRIZE WHEEL for a chance to win an Alex Ross Star Wars print, a Dawn of the Jedi patch, an exclusive Celebration VI button pack, or Star Wars comics—either in print or digital.
  • Take your PICTURE with some of our Star Wars cosplayer friends and in front of our awesome Star Wars art! Send a twitpic to @darkhorsecomics or post it on http://www.facebook.com/darkhorsecomics!
  • Check out our STORMTROOPER HELMET illustrated by Chris Scalf. We’ll be auctioning it off on eBay for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in honor of the 501st Legion.
  • Check out Star Wars comics in the DARK HORSE STORE, brought to you by TATE’S COMICS of Lauderhill, Florida!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012

1:30—2:30 p.m. Dark Horse Comics Looks Ahead: 2013, Behind the Scenes Stage (W414 ABCD)
See what’s on the Star Wars horizon at Dark Horse with John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, Doug Wheatley, Dave Marshall, and Randy Stradley. Hosted by Pablo Hidalgo.

Canceled – 2:00—3:00 p.m. Signing with artist Chris Scalf – FREE Star Wars: Blood Ties—Boba Fett Is Dead mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

3:00—4:00 p.m. Signing with Dave Filoni, Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

5:00—6:00 p.m. Drawing Aliens with Doug Wheatley, Family Room

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012

11:30 a.m.—Noon Signing with artist Dave Dorman – FREE Darth Maul: Death Sentence mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

Noon—1:00 p.m. Signing with writer Brian Wood – FREE Alex Ross Star Wars print featuring the premier cover of Star Wars, a series which will take place during the three-year span between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

1:00—2:00 p.m. Signing with writer Randy Stradley and artist Doug Wheatley – FREE Star Wars: Dark Times mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

3:00—5:00 p.m. Celebration VI Costume Masquerade, Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Costuming is an art form, and quite possibly no group takes that art form higher than Star Wars fans. With judge Randy Stradley, long-time Star Wars comics writer, editor, and Pith Lord!

4:00—5:00 p.m. Signing with artist Jan Duursema – FREE Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

5:00—6:00 p.m. Signing with writer John Jackson Miller and letterer Michael Heisler—FREE Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

7:00—8:00 p.m. One Writer’s Approach to Star Wars, Star Wars University (W300)
Brian Wood talks about how he’s finding a new take on the core characters of the Original Trilogy Era in the upcoming series from Dark Horse Comics.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012

11:00 am—Noon Signing with writer Randy Stradley and artist Doug Wheatley – FREE Star Wars: Dark Times mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

Noon—1:00 p.m. Signing with artist Chris Scalf – FREE Star Wars: Blood Ties—Boba Fett Is Dead mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

1:30—2:30 p.m. Signing with writer Brian Wood – FREE Alex Ross Star Wars print featuring the premier cover of Star Wars, a series which will take place during the three-year span between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

3:00—5:00 p.m. Celebration VI Costume Masquerade, Celebration Stage (Chapin Theater)
Costuming is an art form, and quite possibly no group takes that art form higher than Star Wars fans. With judge Randy Stradley, long-time Star Wars comics writer, editor, and Pith Lord!

4:00—5:00 p.m. Signing with Jeffrey Brown, author and illustrator of Darth Vader and Son published by Chronicle Books

5:00—6:00 p.m. Drawing with Jan Duursema, Family Room

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012

10:30—11:30 a.m. Creating Comics for the Star Wars Galaxy—Writers and Editors Roundtable Discussion, Star Wars University (W300)
A Writers’ Roundtable Discussion with John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, Dave Marshall, and Randy Stradley of Dark Horse Comics.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm Celebration VI Star Wars Tattoo Show, Digital Stage (W415 A)
It just wouldn’t be Celebration without the Star Wars tattoo show and competition, a tradition since 2005. Be amazed by the best Star Wars tattoos in different categories, and see how your ratings compare with the judges, one of whom is Dark Horse Comics’ very own Pith Lord Randy Stradley.

12:30 – 1:30 pm Signing with artist Jan Duursema – FREE Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

2:30 – 3:30 pm Signing with writer John Jackson Miller—FREE Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith mini-print (while supplies last), Dark Horse Comics (Booth 839)

via Dark Horse Press Release

Fan Expo Canada 2012 Announces Halo 4 Sneak Peek, Video Game Presentations, Tournaments and More!

FAN EXPO CANADA™ ANNOUNCES A SNEAK PEEK OF HALO 4, THE BIGGEST VIDEO GAME RELEASE IN HISTORY!

PLAY THE GAME BEFORE ANYONE ELSE AT FAN EXPO CANADA™

PLUS: Meet the Cast and Creators of Far Cry 3, Assassin’s Creed, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Many More!

Tickets On Sale Now For This Ultimate Four-Day Fan Experience – August 23-26

This year’s Fan Expo Canada™ brings a special preview of the much-anticipated Halo 4, giving fans the exclusive chance to play the next installment of the Halo franchise before its release to the public on November 6, 2012. Expected to be the biggest video game release in history, the preview will surely be a summer highlight for gaming fans at Fan Expo Canada™.

The gameplay excitement shores up an incredible line-up of special guests and gaming attractions. Fan Expo Canada™ offers gaming fanatics a diverse array of programming, from how-to workshops to live Q&A sessions from working professionals in the industry.

Celebrating 18 years as the Comic Con of the North, Fan Expo Canada™ will be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre August 23-26, 2012.

Participate in one of many exciting video game tournaments, get to try out upcoming games, sit in on video game publisher presentations or just explore the many different activities in the EB Games Gaming Expo. This is the event that gamers simply CAN-NOT-MISS!

Some of this year’s video game guests include:

  • Shawn Baichoo (Assassin’s Creed)
  • Michelle Boback (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • Amber Goldfarb (Assassin’s Creed II & Brotherhood)
  • Paula Jean Hixson (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • Michael Mando (Far Cry 3)
  • Neil Napier (The Assassin’s Creed Series)
  • John Stocker (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory)
  • Elias Toufexis (Assassin’s Creed, Deus Ex: Revolution)
  • The Cast & Creators Of Red Vs Blue (Halo Web Series)

With over 80,000 fans expected and more than 700 exhibitors and retail vendors covering over 400,000 square feet, Fan Expo Canada™ is going to be the hottest event of the summer.

For ticket information visit: http://www.fanexpocanada.com/tickets/

Visit fanexpocanada.com for exciting announcements and join the official Facebook fan site at facebook.com/fanexpocanada

via Fan Expo Canada Press Release

Syfy’s DEFIANCE Commences Series Production in Toronto July 24th

Both the series and the game will debut simultaneously in April 2013.

Defiance will commence series production in Toronto, ON starting July 24, having completed shooting on the pilot episode this past spring (for a total of 12 episodes/13 hours). The series stars Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Graham Greene (Rafe McCawley), Mia Kirshner (Kenya) and Fionnula Flanagan (Nicky).

An unprecedented partnership between Syfy and Trion Worlds, Defiance is the first-ever convergence of television and Massive Multiplayer Online gaming, featuring an interconnected world and storylines that will co-exist throughout a scripted drama series and a multiplatform MMO shooter. Both the series and the game will debut simultaneously in April 2013.

Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Each week, viewers will follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, MO, while in the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their respective narratives will inform one another and evolve together into one overall story.

The series is executive produced by Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica; Hellcats) & Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica). Kevin Murphy serves as showrunner. Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest) directed the pilot; Michael Nankin will serve as director/producer on the series. Defiance is produced by Universal Cable Productions. The game was named “Best MMORPG” from GameSpy at the recent E3 conference in June 2012 (among other accolades).

About Syfy
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Fairly Legal,” “In Plain Sight,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Alphas,” “Defiance,” “Eureka” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy; and “I Just Want My Pants Back” for MTV. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era. Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played and sold. Trion’s world-class team delivers high-quality, dynamic and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres and devices; including the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Rift(TM) and the highly-anticipated End of Nations(TM) and Defiance(TM). Trion is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in San Diego, Calif., Austin, Texas, and at Trion Worlds Europe in London, UK.

via Syfy Press Release

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

G4 Reveals Top 100 Video Games of All Time!

Week-Long Special Celebrated Video Games That Broke the Mold and Crowned Super Mario Bros. as the Greatest Game of All Time

Last week G4 and their panel of experts revealed the list of the Top 100 video games of all time with the help of the world’s biggest stars, hottest athletes, gifted musicians and the most influential names in video games. There were some surprises, some fan favorites and some highly debated rankings, but through it all, the Italian plumber came out on top with the original Super Mario Bros. taking the number one slot.

The special, which aired Monday (June 11) through Friday (June 15), reached more than 3 million unique viewers that week. It more than doubled G4’s time period average for all viewers and was up 110% and 146% among adults 18-49 and men 18-49, respectively. The premiere run ranked #9 in that time period amongst all ad-supported cable nets with Men 18-34.

The Top 100 Video Games of All Time section on G4tv.com drove historic traffic for the website, over 5.5MM impressions during the countdown show’s premiere week making it the most well trafficked non-E3 web event ever for G4.

Did your favorite game make the cut? Check out the full list below to find out!

100. Pong
99. Words with Friends
98. Pitfall
97. NBA 2K11
96. Guitar Hero 2
95. Burger Time
94. Braid
93. Star Wars: Tie Fighter
92. Galaga
91. The Sims
90. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadow of Amn
89. Left 4 Dead
88. Double Dribble
87. Mass Effect 2
86. Outrun
85. Silent Hill 2
84. Wii Sports
83. Ninja Gaiden
82. Super Smash Bros. Melee
81. Resident Evil
80. Gears of War 3
79. Psychonauts
78. Spy Hunter
77. Excitebike
76. Blades of Steel
75. Fallout 3
74. Star Fox 64
73. Mega Man 2
72. Mortal Kombat
71. Wing Commander II: V of the K
70. Star Wars
69. Double Dragon
68. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
67. Minecraft
66. Assassin’s Creed II
65. Unreal Tournament
64. NBA Jam
63. Wolfenstein 3D
62. Sid Meier’s Civilization II
61 God of War III
60. Contra
59. Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle
58. Ultima Online
57. Pokemon Red/Blue
56. Super Street Fighter IV
55. Kingdom Hearts
54. Gauntlet
53. Deus Ex
52. Rock Band 3
51. Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
50. Sonic the Hedgehog
49. Angry Birds
48. Tecmo Bowl
47. Myst
46. Red Dead Redemption
45. Metal Gear Solid
44. Grand Theft Auto IV
43. Quake III: Arena
42. Ghosts N Goblins
41. Super Mario 64
40. Space Invaders
39. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
38. Super Metroid
37. Halo
36. Batman: Arkham City
35. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
34. Counter Strike
33. Final Fantasy VII
32. Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!
31. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
30. Super Street Fighter II Turbo
29. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
28. Super Mario Kart
27. Chrono Trigger
26. Ico
25. Grand Theft Auto III
24. Madden NFL 2005
23. Halo 3
22. Panzer Dragoon Saga
21. Resident Evil 4
20. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
19. Diablo 2
18. Ms. Pac-Man
17. StarCraft
16. Half-Life
15. Donkey Kong
14. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
13. Portal
12. Doom II
11. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
10. World of Warcraft
09. Shadow of the Colossus
08. Goldeneye 007
07. Super Mario Bros. 3
06. The Legend of Zelda
05. Tetris
04. Asteroids
03. BioShock
02. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
01. Super Mario Bros.

via G4 Press Release