NCIS: LOS ANGELES Techs Out at Comic-Con!

NCIS: LOS ANGELES stars Chris O’Donnell and LL COOL J will make a special appearance at Comic-Con 2011 in a panel discussion with series creator and executive producer Shane Brennan.  Other cast members that may participate in the panel include Eric Christian Olsen, Daniela Ruah, Renee Felice Smith, and Barrett Foa.  The “Teching Out With NCIS: LA”  panel will give fans a behind the scenes look at how the series uses some of the coolest and advanced technology available today, as well as how the cast  utilize technology and social media in their own personal lives to connect with their fans. Find out what’s real, what’s not and what’s in store for season 3!

The panel is scheduled for Friday, July 22nd at 7PM in Room 6BCF.  Everyone attending the panel will receive a limited collector’s edition NCIS: LOS ANGELES shirt with “Hettyisms,” including: “I sense impending mayhem,” “Oh, bugger!” or “Undercover work is a matter of confidence.”

Additionally, the NCIS: LOS ANGELES cast will sign autographs on Saturday, July 23 at 11:30AM-12:30PM at the CBS booth on the convention floor. (BOOTH #4129)

NCIS: LOS ANGELES, which premieres its third season on Tuesday, September 20 (9:00-10:00PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, is a drama about the high stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security.  By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets.

For the latest updates on all things “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” and behind-the-scenes coverage of Comic-Con 2011, follow us on twitter @NCISLA_CBS and @CBSTVStudios, and follow the cast @LLCoolJ @ChrisOdonnell @BarrettFoa @Ericcolsen @DanielaRuah @ReneefSmith.

Dark Horse Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Schedule! Signings, Panels and Green Screens!

It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con 2011 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is telling you all the goods ahead of time! Plan accordingly!

SIGNINGS

Wednesday, July 20
7:30 pm Preview Night Reveal
Thursday, July 21
11 am Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá
11 am Tara McPherson (The Art of Tara McPherson)
12:30 pm Eric Powell (The Goon)
2 pm Bruce Campbell (My Name Is Bruce) *Ticketed by Lottery
3 pm Morgan Spurlock (Supersized)
3:30 pm Jerry Robinson (Jet Scott)
4:30 pm Jill Thompson (Beasts of Burden)
Friday, July 22
10 am Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)
10 am Rebecca Guay (The Last Dragon)
11 am Menton3 and Patric Reynolds (The Thing)
11:30 am Dark Horse Presents Signing: Jim Steranko (Red Tide) and Neal Adams (Blood) *Ticketed by Lottery
12 pm Stephan Martiniere and Michael Heisler (Rage)
1 pm Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy) *Ticketed by Lottery
3:30 pm Star Wars Signing: Mick Harrison (Dark Times); John Jackson Miller and Michael Heisler (Knight Errant); Scott Allie (Jedi: The Dark Side); Rob Chestney (The Old Republic: Threat of Peace); Alexander Freed (The Old Republic: The Lost Suns); Jeremy Barlow (The Clone Wars)
5 pm Falling Skies Signing: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, Mark Verheiden *Ticketed by Lottery
Saturday, July 23
10 am Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller, Michael Heisler (Mass Effect)
11 am Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
11 am Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)
12 pm Whedonverse Signing: Zack Whedon, Andrew Chambliss, Georges Jeanty, Jo Chen *Ticketed by Lottery
12 pm Adam Warren (Empowered)
1 pm Jon Schnepp, Eric Powell, Jeremy Barlow (Dethklok) *Ticketed by Lottery
1 pm Robert E. Howard Signing: Stuart Moore, Paul Sammon, Tomás Giorello
2 pm Conan the Barbarian Signing: Rose McGowan *Ticketed by Lottery
2 pm Dark Horse Presents (Carla Speed McNeil, Sanford Greene, Ricardo Delgado)
3:30 pm Tsuneo Goda (Domo) *Ticketed by Lottery
3:30 pm Mink (Shinjuku)
5 pm Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) *Ticketed by Lottery
Sunday, July 24
10:30 am Rob Hughes and Thomas Yeates (The Outlaw Prince)
11 am Rob Reger and Buzz Parker (Emily the Strange)
12 pm Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) *Ticketed by Lottery
12 pm Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (Axe Cop)
1 pm Larry Marder – Beanworld
2:30 pm Doug Sneyd – The Art of Doug Sneyd
3 pm Mike Mignola (Hellboy)

PANELS

Thursday, July 21
12 pm–1 pm Dark Horse: Fall Publishing Highlights! Room 32AB
Super-secret surprise guests!
5:30 pm–6:30 pm Creepy and Eerie: Comics That Can Still Scare You! Room 24ABC
Including: Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien), J. C. Vaughn (Doctor Solar), and Nathan Fox (Haunt)
Special Guests: Ken Kelly (Creepy/Eerie) and Bruce Jones (Checkmate)
Moderated by Dan Braun (Creepy) and Josh Braun (A History of Violence)
Friday, July 22
11 am–12 pm Mike Mignola: Worlds at War Room 4
Special Guests: Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.), and Scott Allie (editor)
1 pm–2 pm Dark Horse Comics: 20 Years of Star Wars Room 7AB
Including: Randy Stradley (editor), Mick Harrison (Dark Times—first public appearance!), Dave Marshall (editor), Scott Allie and Stéphane Roux (Jedi: The Dark Side), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), Dave Filoni and the Fillbach brothers (The Clone Wars), Leland Y. Chee (Keeper of the Holocron’s Blog), Timothy Zahn (Choices of One), Shelly Shapiro (Del Rey editor), and more!
2 pm–3 pm Dark Horse Presents: The Panel Room 25ABC
Including: Mike Richardson (Dark Horse president), Eric Powell (The Goon), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Sanford Greene (Deadpool), and many more!
Saturday, July 23
3 pm–4 pm Dark Horse: Joss Whedon Room: Indigo
4 pm–5 pm Dark Horse and BioWare: A Comic and Video-Game Partnership
Room 23ABC
Including: Alexander Freed (Star Wars: The Old Republic), Mac Walters (Mass Effect 3), John Jackson Miller (Mass Effect), and Dave Marshall (editor)

GREEN SCREEN

Thursday, July 21
9 am–11 am Hellboy
11 am–2 pm The Goon
2 pm–4 pm Mass Effect
4 pm–7 pm Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel & Faith
Friday, July 22
9 am–12 pm Star Wars
12 pm–3 pm Falling Skies
3 pm–7 pm Mass Effect
Saturday, July 23
9 am–11 am Hellboy
11 am–2 pm Dylan Dog
2 pm–5 pm Conan
5 pm–7 pm Buffy / Angel & Faith
Sunday, July 24
9 am–11 am The Goon
11 am–1 pm Star Wars
1 pm–3 pm Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel & Faith
3 pm–5 pm Hellboy

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TNT’s Hit Series FALLING SKIES Invades Comic-Con with Panel, Preview Clips, Autograph Session and Collectible Pin Series

TNT’s Falling Skies, which recently chalked up cable’s #1 series premiere of the year and was renewed for a second season, is returning to Comic-Con in a big way. Falling Skies, which comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, starring Noah Wyle, will have a multi-faceted presence at the annual gathering. Activities will include a panel discussion with stars Wyle, Moon Bloodgood and other members of the cast and production team, preview clips from upcoming episodes and an autograph session. In addition, TNT will give away a series of collectible pins. Attendees can pick up each pin in the five-pin Falling Skies set at specific locations throughout Comic-Con.

The following is a rundown of TNT’s Falling Skies activities at Comic-Con:

Falling Skies Panel: Friday, July 22, 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Room 6BCF – Series stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Sanguin Carter will join executive producers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank and co-executive producer and writer Mark Verheiden for a Q&A panel session to be moderated by TV Guide Magazine editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum. The panel discussion will include never-before-seen clips from upcoming episodes.

Falling Skies Autograph Session: Friday, July 22, 5-6 p.m. at the Dark Horse Comics booth – All six Falling Skies cast members and co-executive producer and writer Mark Verheiden will be on-hand to sign autographs following the panel session.

Falling Skies, which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT, takes place in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Tom Mason (Wyle), a Boston history professor and the father of three sons, must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as second in command of a regiment of resistance fighters protecting a large group of civilian survivors.
About TNT
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 100.5 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; the Peabody Award-winning Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher; Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle; Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; Hawthorne, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; and Southland, from Emmy-winning producer John Wells (ER). TNT also presents such powerful dramas as The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and, starting next year, Castle; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
via TNT Press Release

Spike TV Unveils 2011 Comic-Con Line Up Featuring a DEADLIEST WARRIOR Panel & Virtual Mobile Scavenger Hunt and Autograph Signings by TNA Wrestlers

Spike TV is taking its hunt for the Deadliest Warrior to San Diego Comic-Con.   The network announced today its plans for the Deadliest Warrior – Vampires Vs. Zombies panel on Thursday, July 21 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, the launch of a new “Deadliest Warrior” augmented reality mobile app available on iPhones and iPads beginning Thursday, July 21 and a hosted video game tournament at the Spike TV Booth for its new “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” game.  During Comic-Con, Spike will also host an autograph signing with TNA wrestlers Kurt Angle and Mickie James on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM, respectively, at Booth #3945.

  • Thursday, July 21: “Deadliest Warrior – Vampires Vs. Zombies” panel (Room 25ABC) 10:00 -11:00AMPanel Features WES CRAVEN (“Scream,” “Nightmare on Elm Street”), MAX BROOKS (Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z), STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night), RICHARD “MACK” MACHOWICZ (“Deadliest Warrior” host), DR. ARMAND DORIAN (“Deadliest Warrior” host), RASHA DRACHKOVITCH (“Deadliest Warrior” executive producer), ROBERT DALY (“Deadliest Warrior”) and moderator GEOFF BOUCHER (LA Times writer, HeroComplex.com founder) Vampires and Zombies have terrorized and tantalized their way through pop culture for decades – from “Dracula” to the “Twilight Saga” to “Walking Dead.”  SPIKE TV and its “DEADLIEST WARRIOR” franchise are going to finally answer the question – which of these mythical creatures would come out on top in a fight to the finish?  “DEADLIEST WARRIOR” steps outside the confines of history for this groundbreaking fantasy episode destined to rouse heated debates amongst fans in the blogosphere for months.  The special episode features an array of icons of film and fiction who are authorities on the topic.  Through these expert interviews, scientific tests and careful analysis, it will be determined who would win in a battle to the death between these two iconic groups, Zombies and Vampires. The “DEADLIEST WARRIOR ” team of Richard “Mack” Machowicz, Dr. Armand Dorian, Rasha Drachkovitch, Robert Daly and special guests Wes Craven, Max Brooks and Steve Niles will be on hand for this special Comic-Con panel to make their case for who is, indeed, the fiercest. Acclaimed Los Angeles Times writer and HeroComplex.com founder Geoff Boucher will serve as moderator.
  • Thursday, July 21: “Deadliest Warrior” Virtual Mobile Scavenger Hunt.  Spike TV has partnered with GoldRun to allow Comic-Con attendees to interact with various augmented reality (AR) warriors.  Throughout Comic-Con, attendees will get to enter the world of “Deadliest Warrior.”  Fans will get to hunt and capture the series warriors during the “Deadliest Warrior” Scavenger Hunt.  Users are encouraged to take a picture with the warriors and upload them to the Warrior’s Den Facebook page.
    • “Faceoff” – Attendees to the Spike TV booth will get the opportunity to “Conquer Warriors” by striking a fighting pose with the AR character.  A new warrior will be released each day (Joan Of Arc, George Washington and Ghengis Kahn).  Designated iPads will stream the action to the booth’s monitors.  Players will be prompted to upload these photos to their Facebook profiles as well as the Warrior’s Den Facebook page.
    • “Warrior’s Wardrobe” – Through this portion of the application, participants at the Spike TV booth can become George Washington or Ghengis Kahn by taking a picture of themselves with virtual props: George Washington’s wig and tricorn hat or Ghengis Kahn’s helmet. A slideshow of the best images rotate on the monitors at the Spike TV booth.
    • “Vampires vs Zombies Face-off” – this component of the app allows Comic-Con attendees to take photos of zombies, vampires, floating body parts and animated blood at the “Deadliest Warrior” panel. Players can then present their pictures for exclusive giveaways at the Spike TV booth.
  • Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24 – “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” Video Game Tournament.  Throughout Comic-Con, fans can swing by the Spike TV booth to play the recently launched “Deadliest Warrior” video game.   Attendees can put their metal where their mouths are and battle the fiercest warriors in history with all new weapons, interactive environments, hand-to-hand combat and new finishing moves.  Prizes include DVDs, t-shirts, posters and more.
  • Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 – TNA Wrestler Autograph Signing at Spike Booth #3945.   Kurt Angle will sign autographs on Friday, July 22 at 1:00PM.  Mickie James will sign autographs on Saturday, July 23 at 3:00PM.  

“Deadliest Warrior” returns with 10 one-hour episodes on a new night with more unprecedented matchups, including the first female warrior and first fantasy matchup, beginning Wednesday, July 20 (10-11PM, ET/PT) on Spike TV.

“Deadliest Warrior” is produced by 44 Blue Productions, Inc. with Rasha Drachkovitch and Tim Warren serving as executive producers.  Sharon Levy, Tim Duffy and Jeff Savaiano are Spike TV’s executives in charge of production.
Spike TV is available in 99.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.   Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

Warner Bros. To Follow Comic-Con Autograph Ticket System

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Entertainment are announcing today that Warner Bros. will follow the official Comic-Con International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at this year’s event.

As in years past, all signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, which is #4545 on the Comic-Con show floor.  But under the long-standing Comic-Con system, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at Sails Pavilion #9 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

“Safety is always our main concern with signings or events, so it is Comic-Con policy that access is regulated by a drawing for a chance to win — giving all attendees an equal opportunity to enter,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International.  “We are happy that Warner Bros. has agreed to utilize this system and thank them for once again offering such unique opportunities to our attendees this year, as well as their continued support of Comic-Con.”

Fans interested in attending signings at the Warner Bros. booth should review the schedule listed below, then plan to visit the Sails Pavilion at the time of each drawing.  All fans present at the appointed time will receive numbered tickets that feature a distinct sticker. Then a randomized drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line.

See below for the current schedule of ticket distribution and signing start times.

WARNER BROS. BOOTH (#4545)
COMIC-CON 2011 TICKET DISTRIBUTION AND SIGNING TIMES

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session start times are subject to change.  For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) or at www.thewb.com/comiccon.

Thursday, July 21

Batman: Arkham City
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 10:00 a.m.

Mortal Kombat
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545) 11:45 a.m.

Game of Thrones (HBO)
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion): 11:00 a.m.
Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 4:30 p.m.

Friday, July 22

The Big Bang Theory
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 11:00 a.m.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion): 10:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:30 p.m.

ThunderCats
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:45 p.m.

Childrens Hospital
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 12:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 2:45 p.m.

True Blood (HBO)
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 1:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:30 p.m.

MAD
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:30 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 23

Chuck
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:15 p.m.

Batman: Year One
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 11:00 a.m.

The Vampire Diaries
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 1:00 p.m.

Alcatraz
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 12:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 2:30 p.m.

Person of Interest
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 1:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:15 p.m.

Nikita
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 2:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:30 p.m.

Fringe
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 5:15 p.m.

The Secret Circle
Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:45 p.m.
Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 24

Signing times to be announced.

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

Contacts:
Tammy Golihew
(818) 954-4855, tammy.golihew@warnerbros.com
Twitter: @TeeVeeGal
Tom McAlister
(818) 954-7222, tom.mcalister@warnerbros.com
Twitter: @Tom_McAlister

BBC America’s Doctor Who & Bedlam Set for Comic-Con 2011

Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Karen Gillan to make their first appearance

BBC AMERICA returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego with the stars and creators of their hit series Doctor Who and new sexy supernatural series Bedlam – for panels, signings and exclusive merchandise at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

DOCTOR WHO: Panel and Q&A
Sunday, July 24, 12:30-1:30pm
HALL H

Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A with Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse (Being Human creator) and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. They’re bringing with them, exclusive new footage from the new episodes airing later this summer on BBC AMERICA. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way and almost always sidestepping danger.

Doctor Who, from award winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, stars BAFTA nominee Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion Amy Pond, along with Arthur Darvill as Rory and Alex Kingston who plays River Song. Part One of the new season, which premiered in April, delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA and marked the first time Doctor Who filmed on American soil. Its finale ended with the unveiling of a massive secret and the words “Let’s Kill Hitler” on screen. Part One of Doctor Who arrives on Blu-ray/DVD on July 19 and Part Two premieres late summer on BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturdays. Twitter: @BBCAmerica / #DoctorWho

BEDLAM: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A
Friday, July 22, 5:15-6:15pm
ROOM 7AB

Star Theo James (Underworld 4: New Dawn, Downton Abbey) and creator David Allison (Boy Meets Girl) host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Bedlam Heights, the stylish new apartment building, has sexy tenants and gorgeous decor. But little do the new residents suspect that behind the luxury fittings lay unimaginable horrors. This is a place tainted by abuse, suffering and death – and the ghosts of its dark and violent past are out for revenge. As the direct descendent of those who ran the asylum, Kate (Charlotte Salt, The Tudors) – who both lives and works there – is a prime target. She is surprised by the unexpected arrival of Jed (James) – her adopted cousin. Jed is unique. With a history of mental illness, he’s a troubled man who sees ghosts and visions of the past. Recent messages to ‘Save Kate,’ propel him back into Kate’s life. Can he really ‘Save Kate?’ And from whom, or what, does she need saving? Everybody has a dark side in this new series also starring Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Hugo Speer (Skins) and Will Young (Pop Idol winner, Skins). Bedlam premieres Saturday, October 8, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturdays. Twitter: @BBCAmerica / #Bedlam.

THE BBC AMERICA BOOTH (#3629)

Fans of Doctor Who will find an assortment of contemporary and classic licensed merchandise at Comic-Con, available at the BBC AMERICA booth, in addition to officially licensed Doctor Who partners’ booths. The BBC AMERICA booth will also offer fans several product exclusives including: a comic book convention special, the River Song figure, and multiple t-shirt styles. From t-shirts to action figures, Sonic Screwdrivers to comic books, Doctor Who will have something for fans of any age.

For the latest Comic-Con updates, follow @BBCAmerica on Twitter, Doctor Who on Tumblr and check out full coverage by BBCAmerica.com’s Anglophenia.

PANEL AND SIGNING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JULY 22

5:00-6:00p.m. BBC AMERICA’s Bedlam: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A – Star Theo James and creator David Allison host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Room: 7AB

SATURDAY, JULY 23

11:00-11:30a.m. Bedlam star Theo James and creator David Allison signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

SUNDAY, JULY 24

12:30-1:30p.m. BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who – Stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A with writer Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. Hall H

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy, four Golden Globes and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 68 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, http://www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.
via BBC America Press Release

Heavy Metal and Imaginary Friends Studios Special Edition at SDCC

This is the September issue of Heavy Metal September issue filled with the creations of Imaginary Friends Studios. It will be filled with a collection of monster hunting, zombie war journalism, gritty superhero action and twisted existentialist fantasy stories with concepts inspired by the theme of Heavy Metal.

This has to be the most exciting project of the year for my beloved Imaginary Friends Studios. We are proud to announce our collaboration with the world renowned magazine – Heavy Metal, for a special issue which solely done by our studios from Singapore & Indonesia. It will be officially launched in July at SDCC 2011 and we will be there doing the signing, so catch us there if you are around! :)

Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau will be signing the wrap-around cover at the Heavy Metal booth along with studio partners Kai Lim and Sunny Gho. The cover is sponsored by Heavy Metal and DeviantART and will be available for free during signings.

Arcana Comics Announces 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Plans

If you’re going to be in the San Diego area in July, most likely you’re there for San Diego Comic-Con 2011. While you’re there, be sure to stop by booth 2415 to see what all of the excitement is about at Arcana Comics. We have some spectacular signings planned, SDCC Exclusives (a Kade Art Book and the SDCC Launch Edition of SideShows), and even an Arcana Comics Panel! Below is a run-down of what we’re up to.

EXCLUSIVES:

KADE ART BOOK: Kade, Arcana’s enigmatic warrior makes a special appearance this SDCC with an exclusive art book, featuring original work from some of the most talented artists in the industry! Tim Bradstreet’s unique style sets the tone with an original cover, while Tim Seeley, Brent Schoonover, Greg Horn, Kevin Mellon, Ashley Wood, Liam Sharp, Ben Templesmith, Greg Titus, and Whilce Portacio provide contributions to this amazing art book. It’s limited to 250 copies, so grab one while you can!

SIDESHOWS SDCC LAUNCH EDITION: SideShows, the next Arcana hit by Erik Hendrix & Michael Nelsen is still months away from official release, but you can see it here first! It’s 1950’s Las Vegas & the mob enlisted former circus attractions as their aces in the hole. These SideShows had a little secret — they really did have the abilities they pretended to. High rollers, lounge singers, cigarettes, alcohol, and superpowers. Welcome to Las Vegas. Packed with extras not available in the retail version and limited to 100 copies!

PANEL:

On Thursday July 21st from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in in Room 23ABC, be sure to head to our panel! Below is the full description that will appear in the convention guide.

6:00 – 7:00 Arcana Comics – A Look at One of the World’s Largest Graphic Novel Publishers – Sean Patrick O’Reilly (Clockwork Girl), Josh Blaylock (Devil’s Due), Erik Hendrix (SideShows), Mike Kalvoda (Banshee), Brooke Burgess (Becoming), Matt Wilson (Scrooge & Santa), and Ryan Colucci (Harbor Moon) take us through some of the amazing talent coming out of one of the world’s largest graphic novel producers. Passing 150 graphic novels released, find out what the publisher currently has in the works, what’s coming in the near future, a sneak peak at the 3D animated feature film, Clockwork Girl, Arcana’s slate of interactive apps, and more. See how independent publishers make their mark in the comic book industry and blur the lines between mediums, Arcana style. Attendees will get free comics and also for free is the first in a series of “Arcana Universe” posters!

SIGNINGS:

This year, we have signings scheduled back to back throughout the convention, so if you miss your favorite creator, worry not, they’re likely appearing again later that day or the next. Below is the schedule for your viewing enjoyment.

Wednesday – PREVIEW NIGHT – July 20th

· 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

  • Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming
  • Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM

  • Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

Thursday – July 21st

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

  • Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw
  • Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

  • Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming
  • Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

  • Erik Hendrix – SideShows
  • Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa
  • Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

  • Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West
  • John Barker – Dead Cell
  • Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw
  • Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

  • Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope
  • Siike Donnelly – Heaven’s Echo
  • Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)
  • Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

  • Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming
  • Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

  • Erik Hendrix – SideShows
  • Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa
  • Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West
  • John Barker – Dead Cell

Friday – July 22nd

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

  • Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa
  • John Barker – Dead Cell
  • Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

  • Siike Donnelly – Heaven’s Echo
  • Aaron Nelson – Marlow
  • Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)
  • Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

  • Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming
  • Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West
  • Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

  • Erik Hendrix – SideShows
  • Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers
  • Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

  • Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge & Santa
  • John Barker – Dead Cell
  • Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

  • Aaron Nelson – Marlow
  • Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West
  • Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange

· 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

  • Erik Hendrix – SideShows
  • Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope
  • Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

· 4:00 – 5:45 PM

  • Nikola Jajic – Loosely Based & Devil’s Island

· 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

  • Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming
  • Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

  • Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa
  • Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

Saturday – July 23rd

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

  • Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers
  • Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

  • Erik Hendrix – SideShows
  • Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses
  • Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West
  • Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw
  • Nikola Jajic – Loosely Based & Devil’s Island

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

  • Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa
  • Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories
  • John Barker – Dead Cell

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

  • Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming
  • Aaron Nelson – Marlow
  • Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra : Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)
  • Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

  • Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope
  • Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers
  • Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

  • Erik Hendrix – SideShows
  • Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses
  • Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories
  • Nikola Jajic – Loosely Based & Devil’s Island

· 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

  • Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming
  • Aaron Nelson – Marlow
  • Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw
  • Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 5:00 PM – 5:45 pm

  • Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge & Santa
  • Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West
  • John Barker – Dead Cell

· 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

  • Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses
  • Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers
  • Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra : Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

Sunday – July 24th

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

  • Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories
  • Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

  • Aaron Nelson – Marlow
  • Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming
  • Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

  • Erik Hendrix – SideShows
  • Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses
  • Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw
  • Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

  • Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope
  • Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers
  • Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)
  • Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

  • Erik Hendrix – SideShows
  • Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming
  • Aaron Nelson – Marlow

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

  • Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses
  • Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West
  • Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)
  • Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

Warner Bros. is getting ready for Comic-Con 2011!

Warner Bros. is getting into the swing of  Comic-Con 2011. They are steadily updating their page and have released some cool info. As Tammy Golihew says that they are planning on having cast members from shows like The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fringe, V, Chuck and Human Target. Well, I don’t think Human Target will be there as Fox canceled the show. I hope that they will still have some kind of Smallville panel but it’s probably unlikely. Other shows that were mentioned were Children’s Hospital, Young Justice, Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo and ThunderCats!

We also learn that Warner Bros. will have an Exclusive ThunderCats Shirt!

…and Special Editions of TV Guides featuring WB shows like last year!

Warner Bros. is excited to once again return to Comic-Con in San Diego this July.  We’ll have even more TV shows, new games, films and stars at The Con for the panels, signings and available for sampling.  We are working hard on the designs for the 2011 Comic-Con WB booth and we’ll be introducing a new ticketing system this year for the signings and panels.  Please check back here for developing news, new videos each week and more information about the schedule.  We look forward to seeing you in San Diego, or having you follow us here on the site as well as on Twitter at @thewbdotcom where we will have up to the minute information, photos and video.