Comic-Con 2014 Badge Pre-Registration

Comic-Con 2014 - Attendee Badge Pre-Registration - SDCC - HeaderGet your Member ID NOW! Comic-Con Badge Pre-Registration will take place some time between November 1st and December 31st, 2013 (it’s never known when it may occur). If you’re getting someone a gift of a SDCC badge, they will need a Member ID. Everyone who attends will need a Member ID. Good luck and don’t hold your breath until then. Just be prepared. Check your “opt in” notices, etc. within the Member ID account page. Make sure all of your information is correct. Good luck!


Comic-Con is working hard to improve the online registration system and will launch Comic-Con 2014 badge preregistration sometime between November 1 and December 31, 2013. Only those that have purchased a Comic-Con 2013 4-Day attendee or 1-Day attendee badge and have a valid Comic-Con Member ID will be eligible to participate in 2014 badge preregistration. 

If you attended Comic-Con 2013 as a child, but will be age 13 or older as of November 1, 2013, you must register for a Comic-Con Member ID to be eligible to participate in 2014 preregistration. Once you have registered for a Member ID, log in to your Member ID account after August 8, 2013 and follow the instructions to qualify for preregistration. You will need your Comic-Con 2013 badge to register as an eligible attendee.

Professionals, guests of professionals, exhibitors, exhibitor purchased attendee badges, volunteers, staff, and press will not be allowed to participate in badge preregistration. Open online registration for all categories listed above will occur at a later date.

Eligible attendees will be notified via email with badge preregistration instructions and information sometime in November 2013. The notification will be sent to the email associated with your Member ID account.

Please be sure to “opt-in” to e-mail correspondence to receive the badge preregistration announcement. To check your Member ID notification “opt-outs,” log in to your account here and select the option “Change my preferences/unsubscribe.”

We strongly suggest that you log in to your Member ID account and check your current “Membership Type.” If you are a senior or member of the military, please be sure to update your Membership Type before preregistration to be eligible for the reduced badge price.

Thank you very much for your support of Comic-Con, and stay tuned for additional 2014 badge preregistration details!

via Comic-Con

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Hot Toys – IRON Man 3: 1/6th Scale Tony Stark (Mandarin Mansion Assault Version) Collectible Figurine

Hot Toys - Iron Man 3 - Tony Stark (Mandarin Mansion Assault Version) (The Mechanic) Collectible Figurine - Sideshow Collectibles - HeaderHot Toys – MMS209 – Iron Man 3: 1/6th-Scale Tony Stark
(Mandarin Mansion Assault Version) (The Mechanic) Collectible Figurine

~ Movie Masterpiece Series ~

Tony Stark, the beloved hero and billionaire genius, faced some challenging issues in Iron Man 3. Terrorists badly injured his friend, destroyed his house, and kidnapped his girlfriend, but despite the downward spiral that he was in, Tony didn’t give up and was determined to take down The Mandarin.

Hot Toys is thrilled to introduce the Tony Stark (Mandarin Mansion Assault Version) Collectible Figurine after the exciting scene where Tony Stark creates homemade weapons to infiltrate The Mandarin’s mansion.

The movie-accurate Tony Stark Collectible Figurine is specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as the genius billionaire Tony Stark in his battle damaged civilian attire in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, an advanced body with light-up chest light and greatly detailed weapons and accessories.

Special Features:
  • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the Iron Man 3 movie
  • Battle damaged head sculpt with movie-accurate facial features with detailed beard, wrinkles and skin texture
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Advanced body with over 30 points of articulations specially for Tony Stark
  • LED light on chest (battery operated)
  • Interchangeable metallic gold and red painting on Mark XLII armor parts including:
  • One (1) right forearm armor
  • One (1) left leg armor
  • Eight (8) interchangeable palms including:
  • One (1) pair of palms for holding gun
  • One (1) pair relaxed palms
  • One (1) left palm for holding weapons
  • One (1) gloved right palm with wire
  • One (1) right armored palm with improved articulations, movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
  • One (1) right armored repulsor palm
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
Costume:
  • One (1) white vest
  • One (1) pair of dark blue jeans
  • One (1) pair of white sneakers
  • One (1) black zip hoodie
Weapons:
  • One (1) submachine gun
  • One (1) nail gun
  • One (1) stun gun
  • One (1) Christmas ball
Accessories:
  • One (1) augmented-cognition headset with holographic effect
  • One (1) pair of sunglasses
  • One (1) watch
  • One (1) sling backpack
  • One (1) newspaper
  • One (1) clamp
  • One (1) dart with wire
  • One (1) container with syringe
  • Figure stand with Tony Stark nameplate and the movie logo
Artists:
  • Head Sculpted by Kojun
  • Head Painted by JC. Hong
  • Head Art Directed by JC. Hong
  • Body Sculpted by T.J. Cha and Im Jung Hyuk

Pre-order at Ani-Com:
Retail price: HK$1,380 / US$224.99 (Sideshow Collectibles)

For fans in Hong Kong, the special edition is only available for pre-order at 15th ACGHK and will include one (1) Homemade Wrist Repulsor as bonus accessory.
(This special edition is for selected markets only.)

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice
**Battery included for collectible figure. Button cells are required

Release date: Q1-2, 2014

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NBC Will Be Giving Out Free Chairs at Comic-Con 2013!

NBC - Grimm - Revolution - The Blacklist - Hannibal - Community - Dracula - Ironside - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Header r1NBC and Universal Television are giving away chairs at Comic-Con this year. They will be located at the Tin Fish in the Gaslamp Quarter (across from the San Diego Convention Center). The chairs will be made out of cardboard and have images from NBC’s Dracula and Grimm on them! Be sure to grab one as they will probably disappear really fast!

NBC - Comic-Con 2013 - Cardboard Box Seat - Dracula - Grimm - SDCC

via EW

CBS Television Studios Brings You a World of Intelligence Operatives, Aliens, a Beauty and Her Beast, and an Impenetrable Dome at Comic-Con 2013

CBS - Beauty and the Beast - Under the Dome - Intelligence - Star-Crossed - Logos - HeaderSTUDIO TO RETURN WITH NEW AND FAN-FAVORITE SERIES INCLUDING UNDER THE DOME, INTELLIGENCE, STAR-CROSSED AND BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

JOSH HOLLOWAY, MEGHAN ORY, MARG HELGENBERGER, DEAN NORRIS, MIKE VOGEL, RACHELLE LEFEVRE, KRISTIN KREUK, JAY RYAN, MATT LANTER, AIMEE TEEGARDEN AND GREY DAMON WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE

CBS Television Studios will feature the world premiere screenings of two of its highly anticipated new series, INTELLIGENCE and STAR-CROSSED, as well as an exclusive panel discussion with fan-favorite series BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Comic-Con 2013 in back-to-back panels on Thursday, July 18. On Sunday, July 21, fans are invited to join the cast and producers of this summer’s critically acclaimed series UNDER THE DOME.

CBS - Comic-Con 2013 - Thursday, July 18 - SDCCIntelligence (Co-Pro with ABC Studios) Hashtag: #IntelligenceSDCC

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Intelligence - Cast Photo - Josh Holloway - Meghan Ory - CBSJosh Holloway (Lost) makes his highly anticipated return to television in the new CBS series INTELLIGENCE, with co-stars Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time) and Marg Helgenberger (CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION). Be the first to see the world premiere of the first episode, followed by a panel discussion with series stars and executive producers Michael Seitzman (North Country), René Echevarria (Terra Nova, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Tripp Vinson. The panel discussion will be moderated by Debra Birnbaum, President and Editor in Chief, TV Guide Magazine.

Intelligence - Image 001 - Meghan OryHolloway, Ory and Helgenberger will participate in an exclusive autograph signing following the panel at the CBS Interactive Booth at 11:15 AM-12:00 PM on the convention floor.

Intelligence - Image 002 - Josh HollowayFor the latest updates on INTELLIGENCE, follow @IntelligenceCBS and stars @MeghanRory, @MargHelgen and @RadyMichael on Twitter.

Star-Crossed - Promo Image - Matt Lanter - Aimee Teegarden - The CW - CBSStar-Crossed Hashtag: #StarCrossedSDCC

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Star-Crossed - Promo Image 02 - Matt Lanter - Aimee Teegarden - The CW - CBSIt’s a war of the worlds when an epic “Romeo and Juliet” romance ignites between a human girl and an alien boy, as he and others of his kind (Atrians), are integrated into a suburban high school after being banished for ten years. As this romance causes a violent encounter between their two families, can this couple’s love – and peace between the species – survive? Join Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), Grey Damon (Secret Circle, Nine Lives of Chloe King) along with executive producers Adele Lim (One Tree Hill), Meredith Averill (The Good Wife), Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission Impossible, Alias), and Scott Rosenberg (Gone In 60 Seconds, Con Air) for a first-look at a futuristic story of forbidden love, STAR-CROSSED, from The CW network. The panel discussion will be moderated by TVLine’s Meg Masters.

For the latest updates on STAR-CROSSED, go to www.facebook.com/cwstarcrossed and follow @CWStarCrossed and stars and producer @AimeeTeegarden, @DamonGrey, @MattLanter and @Mereschmere on Twitter.

Beauty And The Beast Hashtag: #BatbSDCC

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Beauty and the Beast - Cast Photo - Jay Ryan - Kristin Kreuk - The CW - CBSPaging all Beasties! Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova) along with executive producers Jennifer Levin (Without a Trace) and Sherri Cooper (Brothers and Sisters) invite all #Beasties to join them for an exclusive discussion of what is ahead for #VinCat and the sophomore season of the breakout fan-favorite series from The CW network. The cast and producers have a special surprise for fans at the panel which will be moderated by Jenna Busch from Fanhattan.com.

For the latest updates on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, go to www.facebook.com/BeautyandtheBeast, http://batbnation.tumblr.com, and follow @CWbatb and stars and producers @JayRyan, @MsKristinKreuk, @NinaLisandrello, @AustinBasis, @Sendhil_Rama, @BATBWriters, @SherriCooper22 and @JenniferLevin22 on Twitter.

CBS - Comic-Con 2013 - Sunday, July 21 - SDCCUnder the Dome - Promo Image - Steven King - Amblin Television - CBSUNDER THE DOME Hashtag: #DomeSDCC

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

The dome has descended upon Chester’s Mill and there is no way in or no way out! Get a sneak peek of what’s in store for the town and its residents as they become sealed off from the rest of the world in this summer’s critically acclaimed series based on the bestselling book by Stephen King, from Amblin Television. Stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel) and Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) will be joined by executive producers Brian K. Vaughan (Lost) and Neal Baer (Law & Order: SVU).

Norris, Vogel and Lefevre will participate in an exclusive autograph signing following the panel at the CBS Interactive Booth at 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM on the convention floor.

For the latest updates on UNDER THE DOME, go to www.facebook.com/UnderTheDomeCBS, http://underthedomeoncbs.tumblr.com, and follow @UnderTheDomeCBS and stars and producers @DeanJNorris, @RachelleLefevre, @NatalieMartinez, @RealBritt_Rob, @ColinFordActor, @1NicholasStrong, @JoJoPurdy, @MackenzieLintz, @NealBaer and @AishaHinds on Twitter.

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @CBSTVStudios, on Instagram, on Tumblr and on Facebook.

via CBS Press Release

Pirates Wanted! Starz Unfurls Fan-Only Sneak Peek Screening of BLACK SAILS at Comic-Con!

Starz - Black Sails - Pirates Wanted - Comic-Con - SDCC - HeaderPIRATES WANTED!

STARZ unfurls fan-only sneak peek screening of Black Sails at Comic-Con from executive producer Michael Bay, created by Jonathan Steinberg (Jericho, Human Target) and Robert Levine (Touch)

Starz - Black Sails - Photo 004WHAT: Exclusive sneak peek screening of the highly anticipated high-seas STARZ Original drama from Executive Producer Michael Bay, Black Sails. The first episode will be screened for fans only during Comic-Con 2013. Special guests to be announced.

WHEN: Thursday, July 18th. Details to follow.

ABOUT: The pirate adventure Black Sails centers on the tales of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island. Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, Starz - Black Sails - Photo 001takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver (Luke Arnold). Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.

Starz - Black Sails - Photo 002The series also stars Zach McGowan (Shameless) as rival Captain Charles Vane; Toby Schmitz as Rackham, Vane’s right hand; Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, a determined young woman who runs the smuggling operation on New Providence; Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max, a tortured young prostitute who sees the dark side of New Providence; Clara Paget as the beautiful but cold-blooded Anne Bonny and Tom Hopper (Merlin) as Billy Bones, boatswain of Flint’s ship.

Starz - Black Sails - Photo 003Black Sails is executive produced by Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, producers on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Nightmare on Elm Street (2009). The series was created by showrunner and executive producer Jonathan Steinberg Starz - Black Sails - Photo 005(creator Jericho, Human Target) and co-executive producer Robert Levine (Touch).

Black Sails will debut with an eight-episode season in January 2014, exclusively on STARZ.

 
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via Starz

FOX Opens FanFront Event to Fans After Their Upfront Presentation!

FOX Upfront 2013 - Join the Extraordinary - FanFront - HeaderImmediately after the network presentation of its fall schedule to industry reps, fans will be able to mingle with stars from its new and returning shows. The annual event is being turned into a fan event by FOX (FOX FanFront).

The event is free to those who are lucky to RSVP right away… via email or calling (646) 745-1570. If you are one of the lucky persons to be allowed in, you’ll be with stars from the network’s yet-to-be-announced new shows as well as returning hits The Following, Bones, Glee, New Girl, The Mindy ProjectRaising Hope, American Idol and The X Factor

Supposedly there will be a surprise musical performance and some swag will be available. Fans are also encouraged to submit questions for talent on their Facebook page and via Twitter. It will be interesting if this gives FOX a boost in their followings for the shows or give them a reason to cancel shows faster…

Zach Braff Needs Your Help to Fund His Next Movie!

Zach Braff - Wish I Was Here - Kickstarter - SDCC - Comic-Con - HeaderZach Braff has a project on Kickstarter to make a movie called, Wish I Was Here. This is his follow up to Garden State. He didn’t want to sacrifice anything to hurt the movie doing a typical financing deal, so he turned to Kickstarter. He should be pleased with the outcome of this! Go check out his project… It’s already heading towards his target on the first day! Zach is already over one-third the way to his goal of $2,000,000.

Oh, and by the way… He’s going to be filming parts of the movie at Comic-Con!

Update: Zach found a larger venue for the screening in New York City!

Zach Braff - Wish I Was Here - Advance Film Screening and QnA in New York City - Kickstarter Zach Braff - Wish I Was Here - Advance Film Screening and QnA in New York City for Two - Kickstarter

Pre-Paid Parking for Comic-Con 2013 will Open on April 19th at 9am!

Comic-Con 2013 - Pre-Paid Parking - SDCC - HeaderAce Parking will open sales for Comic-Con 2013 Pre-Paid Parking on April 19th at 9:00am PT. More info will be posted as it becomes available.

Parking passes will go on sale on April 19th at 9am - Ace Parking - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC

Basic Info
Rules and Regulations
  • You MUST PRINT your parking permit and provide it to the parking attendant for lot entry. Each permit is only valid on the date displayed and at the facility identified on this permit. Without permit, vehicle will be subject to the posted parking rate provided availability exists. All permits must be fully displayed on the lower-left-hand corner of the driver-side windshield with the bar-code facing up. Failure to properly display permit will result in vehicle receiving citation, additional charges to customers’ credit card and/or tow at owners’ expense.
  • Permit good for a single entry – no in & out privileges. Parking will be guaranteed for the day and spaces shall be on an unreserved, first come, first served basis.
  • NO OVERNIGHT PARKING. Permit expires at 2:00am. Any vehicles left after 2:00am will be subject to tow at owners’ expense.
  • No refunds for permits after purchase. Not valid for RVs or oversized vehicles. No replacement for lost or stolen permits.
  • Any vehicle parked in an unauthorized area is subject to removal from the facility at the sole cost and expense of customer.
  • This is a license to park only; therefore, no bailment is created. Customer is granted the license to park the automobile identified in this Agreement at the location described. This license is personal and is not transferable. This license is applicable only to the automobile(s) identified set forth in this Agreement and only one automobile listed in this Agreement is permitted to park at this location at any one given time. No one may enlarge or increase Ace’s liability in any manner or under any circumstances. Customer shall indemnify and hold Ace harmless from and against all loss, damage and liability, including reasonable counsel fees and costs, from, pertaining to or related in any way to the presence or use of any vehicle or contents thereof in or about the subject parking facility.

Official Comic-Con Parking - Ace Parking - SDCC 2013 - Parking Passes

Steps to take once Online Parking Sales is Open
  • Step 1: Choose your parking location.
  • Step 2: Choose your dates and complete payment information.
  • Step 3: Review and confirm that the information is correct.
  • Step 4: View your permit and PRINT IT OUT!

Select a location from the map - Ace Parking - Comic-Con - SDCC - Sample Parking Locations Map

Direct Links

Pre-Paid Parking for Comic-Con 2013 will be Available Mid-April!

Comic-Con 2013 - Pre-Paid Parking - SDCC - HeaderOnce again, Ace Parking has begun emailing some people about Pre-Paid Parking for Comic-Con 2013. This email confirms that it will take place mid-April. More info will be posted as it becomes available.

Greetings,

Advanced sales for parking will be made available in mid April. Please check the Comic Con web site’s parking link or Ace Parking’s website at http://www.aceparking.com for information updates.

Thank you.

Ace Parking

At this point, there has been no information provided by Comic-Con International.

Viz Media and Sanrio Announce Publishing Deal to Develop Original Hello Kitty Graphic Novels

Viz Media - Sanrio - Hello Kitty - SDCC - HeaderPop Culture Icon Hello Kitty® And Her Friends Will Debut In Two VIZ Kids Offerings

Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, has announced a new publishing deal with Sanrio, Inc., the global lifestyle brand and parent company of pop icon Hello Kitty®, to develop a series of original graphic novels, and a special single-volume comic featuring a limited-edition Hello Kitty design.

The single-volume Hello Kitty® comic is scheduled to debut at the 2013 Comic-Con Show in San Diego with a Comic-Con exclusive cover by Eisner-nominated artist Jacob Chabot. The comic will feature art by Victoria Maderna, Ian McGinty and Chabot. The main graphic novel series is scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2013 with Here We Go!, a collection of comic stories about Hello Kitty’s travels. Both offerings will be rated ‘A’ for All Ages, and will be published under the company’s VIZ Kids imprint. Viz Media previously teamed with Sanrio and video game company CAPCOM to develop a pair of fun STREET FIGHTER® X Sanrio books that were released in November 2012.

HELLO KITTY®: HERE WE GO! • MSRP: $7.99 US / $9.99 CAN • Available Fall 2013
Hello Kitty has places to be and friends to meet! Join her (or Hello Kitty) as she explores an underground realm, chases an unsavory cake thief around the world, climbs the Himalayas, travels back in time, and discovers that sometimes, the best place to get away from it all is between the pages of a good book.

HELLO KITTY® FASHION MUSIC WONDERLAND • MSRP: $6.99 US / $7.99 CAN • Available Summer 2013
It’s Hello Kitty as you’ve never seen her, in stories filled with fashion, music and adventure!

Hello Kitty - Jacob Chabot - Viz Media - Sanrio - SDCC - Comic-ConSanrio® is the global company behind classic iconic characters Hello Kitty®, Little Twin Stars®, My Melody®, and many more. Sanrio® was founded in the 1960′s in Japan by Shintaro Tsuji, whose simple dream of bringing smiles to people’s faces grew into the brand’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy. This philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of products bearing the likeness of endearing characters that have helped to skyrocket the brand into a $5 billion- a-year business. Sanrio® recently acquired the classic Mr. Men Little Miss™ brand which also has graphic novels published by Viz Media.

“Sanrio and Hello Kitty are synonymous with the very essence of pop culture, and we’re very excited to have Hello Kitty as part of the VIZ Kids family of titles,” says Beth Kawasaki, Viz Media Senior Editorial Director. “The new wordless comic and graphic novel series will appeal to Hello Kitty fans of all ages. Viz Media is having a blast creating the fun new original series and we can’t wait for everyone to see the books.”

For more information on VIZ Kids graphic novels and manga, please visit VIZKids.com.

About Sanrio
Sanrio, best known for global icon Hello Kitty and home to many endearing characters including Chococat, My Melody, and Keroppi, is a worldwide lifestyle brand founded on the “small gift, big smile®” philosophy — that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. For over 50 years, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique Sanrio products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are available in over 70 countries and upwards of 12,000 U.S. locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 100 Sanrio boutiques. For more information, please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty.

About Viz Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Viz Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, Viz Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. Viz Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

via Viz Media Press Release