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

Dark Horse Comics Teams Up with Bioware to Unveil a New Dragon Age Digital Comic Series

Dark Horse Comics announced an all-new digital comic series based on BioWare’s dark, fantasy RPG series, Dragon Age™. Written by Dragon Age Lead Writer, David Gaider, and featuring original art by Chad Hardin (Stan Lee’s The Traveler, Web of Spider-Man, The Spirit), the deep and fascinating lore surrounding the Dragon Age universe will unfold, as new adventures will come to light in the comic series.

The thrilling, six-part series will feature a riveting story that takes fans of the critically-acclaimed Dragon Age franchise deeper into the RPG’s mythology. Readers will follow Alistair, Isabela, and Varric, three important heroes from Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, as they travel to Antiva, a nation ruled by deadly assassins. The comic series’ heroes will embark on an epic journey to uncover one of the greatest secrets in the history of Thedas while encountering a dangerous prison break and the mysterious and feared Witch of the Wilds.

Dark Horse Comics will release the six-part comic series exclusively at for $0.99 each starting February 22, 2012.

Bioware reveals plans for Comic-Con

Bioware  revealed that will be offering playable demos for Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age 2: Legacy DLC at the Hilton Gaslamp hotel. It seems that you might not need a Comic-Con pass to see the demos.

We will be at San Diego Comic-Con!! Come to the BioWare Base at the Hilton Gaslamp hotel to check out the Mass Effect 3 hands on demo and the never before seen Dragon Age 2 Legacy!!

BioWare will also be hosting the first ever BioWare Costume Contest on July 22. Mass Effect 3 will be released for the Playstation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360 worldwide on March 6, 2012.