Star Wars Celebration To Be Held In Anaheim April 16-19, 2015

SWCVII Announcement - Star Wars Celebration - Anaheim - April 16-19 - 2015 - DisneyThe Force” will be strong in Anaheim as Star Wars Celebration recently announced it will gather next at the Anaheim Convention Center April 16-19, 2015.

“The Star Wars franchise has a tremendous following and fan base,” said Jay Burress, president and CEO of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. “This pop culture phenomenon will meet here for the first time in Anaheim. We look forward to welcoming Star Wars Celebration to our destination.”

Attendance at previous Star Wars Celebration events reached in excess of 30,000 attendees. With the upcoming release of the next Star Wars film, Reed Exhibitions, which organizes Star Wars Celebration, anticipates that the attendance of Star Wars Celebration VII will be closer to 35,000. Reed Exhibitions estimates that the show typically generates $28 million to the local economy.

Tickets to the 2015 event are on sale now. For more information visit www.starwarscelebration.com.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions organizes 500 events in 41 countries. In 2012 Reed Exhibitions’ events brought together 7 million participants from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Events organized include trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. For more information, visit www.reedexpo.com.

About Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau
The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) is Orange County, California’s largest destination marketing organization. It is a non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting Anaheim/Orange County as a premier leisure, convention and meeting destination. For more information, call (714) 765-8888 or visit anaheimoc.org. Follow the AOCVCB on Facebook (AnaheimOC), Twitter (@Anaheim_OC) and Pinterest (AnaheimOC).

via Anaheim visitor & Convention Bureau

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Third Annual Nerd HQ Shatters Records, Raises $215,000 for Operation Smile

Nerd HQ - 2013 - Operation Smile - Conversations for a Cause - The Nerd Machine - SDCC - Petco Park - HeaderThis Year’s Sponsors Included
Intel & ASUS, The FIAT Brand and Perfect World Entertainment


Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine returned to Comic-Con this year bringing with them Nerd HQ. This annual event, now in its third year, provided fans with a home base during the international comic book and entertainment festival. Guests experienced cutting edge technology with hardware provided by Intel & ASUS; gaming showcases including action-packed Neverwinter gameplay; a sneak peak at the all-new, electric FIAT 500e and several exclusive parties including the festival favorite, Levi’s annual Nerd Party.

Zachary Levi - The Nerd Machine - ShieldAlso back by popular demand was the very popular philanthropic panel series “Conversation for a Cause.” Guest who purchased tickets to these intimate panels of about 250 people enjoyed asking questions of their favorite entertainers in an un-moderated forum. This year’s panels included some of the most talked about films, television shows and celebrities including Riddick, “Cast from 300: Rise of an Empire,” Dr. WhoThe Maze Runner, Haven, I, Frankenstein, Orphan Black, PBS Masterpiece: Sherlock, Psych, “Stoopid Buddy with Seth Green,” “Thrilling Adventure Hour,” “Fannibal Meetup with Bryan Fuller, Hugh Dancy and David Slade,” “Signing with the legendary Jim Lee of DC Entertainment,” “Adult Swim Panel featuring cast members from NTSF and Children’s Hospital,” “Kick Ass 2 Panel and Signing,” “Tiny Commando featuring Ed Helms, Gillian Jacobs, Ryan McFaul and Zachary Levi,” “A Conversation with NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover” and “A Conversation with Zachary Levi and Mystery Guests” and individual panels with Evangeline Lilly, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, Joe Manganiello, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Richard Madden, Tom Hiddleston, and Nerd HQ Founder Zachary Levi.

With the addition several new fundraising efforts, such as photo opportunities with celebrities including Stan Lee, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, David Giuntoli, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Levi, an exclusive auction on eBay that featured one-of-a-kind artwork from Elevendy, a huge screening of fan-favorite Serenity on Petco Park‘s field, and a generous $10,000 donation from event sponsor Intel & ASUS, the event generated a record breaking $215,000 for Operation Smile or as Nerd HQ Founder Zachary Levi put it, 895 smiles.

ABOUT ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling and most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC(tm). ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

ABOUT FIAT BRAND
The FIAT brand stands for discovery through passionate self-expression. It encourages people to be in charge of their lives, live confidently and celebrate the smallest of things with infectious excitement. That philosophy is embodied by the North American introduction of the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is synonymous with modern, simple design blending form, function and a pride of ownership that is genuine.

Reminiscent of the original Cinquecento, the Fiat 500 and Fiat 500c (Cabrio) build on the vehicle’s global popularity. Since its initial launch in 2007, more than 1,000,000 Fiat 500 vehicles have been sold in more than 100 countries around the world. The model’s unquestionable popularity is the result of the Fiat 500’s great ability to deliver unmatched personalization options with advanced solutions in terms of quality, engine and passenger comfort. In addition to success on the sales front, the Fiat 500 has earned more than 80 international awards, including being named the 2008 European Car of the Year, 2009 World Car Design of the Year and Best New Engine of 2010 (Fiat MultiAir® Turbo). In the U.S., the 2012 Fiat 500 was named “Best Buy” in the subcompact category by Consumers Digest and was deemed a “Top Safety Pick” by the influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The FIAT brand portfolio in North America continues to expand with the arrival of the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth, Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio and the Fiat 500 Turbo. In 2013, the FIAT brand will launch the Fiat 500e, a full-electric version of the Fiat 500, and the Fiat 500L, a new five-passenger model that will expand FIAT’s brand style and efficiency into the growing B-segment.

ABOUT FIAT 500E
Designing city-friendly, environmentally responsible and fun-to-drive small cars is what the FIAT brand and its “Simply More” belief stand for. The all-new 2013 Fiat 500e electrifies the next chapter of the brand’s legacy by embodying the FIAT brand’s simple, purposeful and fun-to-drive values – through iconic style, engaging dynamics and an environmentally responsible zero-emissions design.

The all-new 2013 Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California during the second quarter of 2013.

ABOUT INTEL
Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular titles, including Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World International and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd., Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com.

ABOUT OPERATION SMILE
Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is an international children’s medical charity with a presence in more than 60 countries, whose network of more than 5,000 medical volunteers from over 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 3.5 million healthcare evaluations and conducted over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities, as well as patients suffering from burns. To build long-term self-sufficiency in developing countries, Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their own local communities, donates medical equipment and supplies, and provides year-round medical treatment through its worldwide Comprehensive Care Centers.

ABOUT THE NERD MACHINE
The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated in bringing its global clientele the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to nurture an environment where community interaction thrives, creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a “mission of redefinition” that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?

VIVA LA NERDOLUTION

via The Nerd Machine

Nerd HQ 2013: Conversations for a Cause Panels On Sale TODAY!

Nerd HQ - 2013 - Conversations for a Cause - The Nerd Machine - SDCC - Petco Park - HeaderWell today is the day! The Nerd Machine‘s Nerd HQ 2013: Conversations for a Cause panels go on sale TODAY at Noon! Good luck to everyone attempting to get a ticket!


Hey Nerds, here are the Conversations for a Cause panels that will be on sale tomorrow, July 11, 2013 at 12pm PDT.

Where is it:? Petco Park.
How much are tickets? $22 each.
How many seats? 250 seats.
How many tickets can I buy? 2 tickets per panel per order. You can order multiple panels at once (for example Psych, Sherlock, Haven).
Multiple orders are allowed.
Proceeds goes to @OperationSmile

You can purchase Conversations for a Cause tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Nerd HQ 2013 - Conversations for a Cause Panels - Round 1 - The Nerd Machine - SDCC - Petco Park
And here is a peek at a few of the other panels we will have for sale later on…

Nerd HQ 2013 - Conversations for a Cause Panels - Round 2 - The Nerd Machine - SDCC - Petco Park
Stay tuned and keep following our Twitter and Facebook for more #NerdHQ updates!

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Engadget+gdgt Live is Coming to San Diego!

Engadget - gdgt - Live in San Diego - HeaderWhen: Friday, July 19, 2013
Hours: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Stingaree – 454 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Unlike trade shows and press-only events, Engadget+gdgt Live is the only tech event series in the country specifically designed to bring gadget lovers and tech brands together in a fun environment where they can get to know each other a little better.

We’ll have a bunch of great tech companies with us ready to show you their newest products and get your feedback.

Engadget+gdgt Live in San Diego is FREE to attend but you do have to be 21+.

There will be tons of great swag and chances to win some awesome gear. To win you have to know how to enter, so READ THE FLYER we give you at the door.

Below is the current list of the companies participating, but check back because we’re still adding more. Also, be sure to follow @gdgt and @gdgtevents for updates! The official hashtag for this event is #engdgtSD if you want to join the conversation.

Press Preview Hour
If you’re a member of the press, please email barry [at] gdgt [dot] com for details on the Press Preview Hour from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

Sponsorships
There’s still a little time to have your company become a sponsor and showcase your products and/or services at Engadget+gdgt Live in New York. Email barry [at] gdgt [dot] com for details.

Hope you can make it!

VenueMap - Stingaree - Downtown - San Diego

Platinum sponsors
  • Outlook
Gold sponsors
  • Cooler Master
  • Nokia
Silver sponsors
  • Cobra Electronics
  • ESCORT
  • GoGo
  • Incipio
  • iRobot
  • Logitech
  • Phiaton
  • Transporter
  • Western Digital

via Engadget+gdgt

Roddenberry Dive Team’s Comic-Con Dive & Cleanup!

Roddenberry Dive Team - Comic-Con Dive and Cleanup - SDCC - Birch Aquarium at Scripps - La Jolla Shores - Header“Come Boldly Explore the Underwater Universe at La Jolla Shores!”

Presented by Roddenberry Dive Team

WHAT:

5th Annual RDT Comic-Con Dive

WHERE:

La Jolla Shores

DATE:

Thursday, July 18, 2013 (First Day of Comic-Con)

TIME:

6:30 Early Bird Gathering. Diving between 7:30am – 9:30am.

COST:

 FREE! RSVP Required.

NOTE:

 A Comic-Con Pass is not required to attend this event.

To all Scuba Divers and Ocean Lovers traveling to San Diego for this years Comic-Con event, come join the Roddenberry Dive Team for a morning of adventure as we dive the beautiful La Jolla’s Underwater Ecological Preserve. We will be joined by aquarists and scientists from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. They will talk to us about local marine life, including the elusive leopard sharks we see in the area this time of year. Generally, as scuba divers, we never need an excuse to go diving but in this particular case we’ve joined forces to provide our out-of-town aquatic brethren an unforgettable dive opportunity. RSVP REQUIRED. Click Here to RSVP!

Rod Roddenberry - Roddenberry Dive Team - Birch Aquarium - Comic-Con Kelp Tank Dive Show - SDCCDONUTS & COFFEE
For the early birds; a few of us will be arriving at La Jolla Shores (next to “Kellog Park”) around 6:30am to enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean as the early morning sun shines onto the majestic pacific. Coffee, juice, yogurt, donuts and muffins will be available. We plan on gathering at one of the beach-side fire-pits for a bit of warmth and camaraderie. (If you have extras chairs and are willing to bring them, please do so for our out of town guests).

DIVING & DISCOVERY
Divers will start suiting up around 7:30am for an early morning dive adventure to tour the La Jolla Underwater Canyon. Once geared-up and ready, we’ll do a surface-swim out about 100 yards to where the depth is approximately 40+ feet. After a final buddy/gear check, we’ll descend to bottom where we’ll continue west to a maximum depth of 100’. From there, each buddy team, while monitoring their depth, time and air, will explore this magnificent underwater realm and gradually work their way east back to the shore.

DIVE/GEAR RENTALS
The La Jolla Shore water temperature ranges from the low 50‘s at depth to the high 60‘s at the surface. 7mm wetsuits or Drysuits are recommended. ALL dive gear (including Tanks &l; Weights) must be brought with you as there will be no rentals available on site. However, gear rental are available prior 7/18/12 from local dive shops. If renting gear, remember to call ahead and reserve your gear and pick it up the day before (7/17/12).

PARKING & DIRECTIONS
La Jolla Shores has an extremely convenient parking lot located next to the beach and only a few yards from where we’ll be gathering and doing our dives. The cross-streets are Calle FrescotaCamino del Oro. Click HERE to see a map of the dive site and parking lot.

RSVP
If you plan on attending this event, please RSVP by clicking the button below.

RSVP TODAY »

When you RSVP for this Comic Con dive adventure, you will be taken to a confirmation page with more information about the dive. You will receive a reminder email two weeks prior to the dive and a final confirmation email one week before the dive.

All divers must complete a RDT Release of Liability form to dive. Not a member? Why not? It is FREE to join at roddenberrydiveteam.com for special discounts, unique events, trips and experiences, and information about upcoming events. Join us an boldly go….

If you have any questions regarding this RDT dive, please email us at diveteam@roddenberry.com.

BIRCH AQUARIUM KELP TANK DIVE SHOW
Join us after the dive at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps for a special Comic-Con Kelp Tank Dive Show at 12:30pm. Rod Roddenberry will be the special guest diver for this Kelp Tank Dive Show. The kelp tank dive show is free with Aquarium admission.

Click Here for more information about this event.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

via Roddenberry Dive Team

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2013!

Free Comic Book Day - First Saturday in May - May 4 2013 - FCBD - Comics

Need a local comic shop to visit on May 4th? Use FCBD’s Shop Locator!

These are the comics available this year!

Free Comic Book Day 2013 - FCBD - Comics - Marvel - DC - Dark Horse - Image - Valiant - Boom - IDW - Bongo - NBM - Archie - Avatar - Antarctic - Diamond - Independents

FCBD Videos from the FCBD website

Hugh Jackman, The Wolverine, encourages people to visit their local comic shop on May 4th, 2013.http://www.thewolverinemovie.com

Used by permission. Copyright 2013, 20th Century Fox, All Rights Reserved.

Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia Talks FCBD10 in a fun, extended promo video.

Used by permission. Copyright 2010, 20th Century Fox, All Rights Reserved.

In the video above, Hugh Jackman, star of X-Men Origins: Wolverine talks about Free Comic Book Day, and the importance of comics in fighting illiteracy.

Iron Man Exhibit Preview: Innoventions at Disneyland Park TONIGHT for Annual Passholders!

Iron Man 3 - Hall of Armor - HeaderA Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic Event

Celebrate the theatrical release of Iron Man 3 with the opening of the new exhibit, Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries, inside Innoventions. Annual Passholders can get a special preview of the exhibit before it opens to the general public, including the chance to virtually suit up with and test pieces of the Mark 42 armor. Plus, Passholders will have access to select Tomorrowland attractions for an additional 2 hours after regular Disneyland Park closing.

Iron Man 3 in theaters May 3, 2013!

With Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic, Annual Passholders have exciting opportunities, offers and events like this.

Date

April 12, 2013

Locations

Iron Man Exhibit Preview: Innoventions at Disneyland Park

After-Hours Select Attraction Access: Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park

Event Times

Iron Man Exhibit Preview: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

After-Hours Select Attraction Access: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (2 hours after regular Disneyland Park closing, which may vary)

The following Tomorrowland attractions, dining and merchandise locations are currently scheduled to be available during the event to Annual Passholders showing their valid event wristband to the Cast Member at participating attractions:

Tomorrowland Attractions
  • Space Mountain
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Autopia
  • Astro Orbiter
Tomorrowland Dining and Merchandise
  • Tomorrowland Terrace
  • The Star Trader
  • Space Image

Please note that available attractions and services are subject to change without notice. The remainder of the Park will not be open.

Event and Registration/Wristband Details
  • Annual Passholders may register in person for the event beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the day of the event near the entrance to Innoventions in Tomorrowland in Disneyland Park. There is no online or phone registration for this event. It is recommended that all members of your party register together.
  • All participating Guests (ages 3 and older) must be valid Annual Passholders on the day of the event. Children under 3 years of age are permitted to attend the event as long as space is available and wristband is obtained through the registration process.
  • All participating Annual Passholders must present their active Annual Passport to the event Cast Member, who will check event availability. Photo ID may be required. Event wristbands are required for admission to both the exhibit and the Tomorrowland After-Hours event.
  • Wristbands will be distributed upon event registration. Registration and distribution of event wristbands will be based on availability. Space is limited.
  • Admission to the exhibit area will be granted subject to capacity, scheduled park events and other restrictions.
  • The exhibit experience may include long wait periods, is subject to temporary closures and may be cancelled at any time. The event does not guarantee access to any attraction or location.
  • Registered Passholders who have received a wristband may enter the Tomorrowland portion of the event up until 30 minutes prior to the end of the event.
  • Wristbands may not be sold or transferred for commercial purposes and have no cash value.
Additional Information
  • Valid theme park admission is required.
  • Parking for this event will be at the Toy Story parking area and the Mickey & Friends parking structure.
  • Standard parking fees will apply.
  • Mickey & Friends parking trams and Toy Story shuttles will continue to run until 1:30 a.m., however, shuttle service to all other Resort parking lots will end at their normally scheduled times following Disneyland Park closing.
  • Information, event elements, attractions and services are subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice.

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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