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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—  Join Dark Horse Comics at Rose City Comic Con! We’ll be at the booth handing out giveaways and offering free signings with comics creators! Come check out our comics, books, and products for sale!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Certain restrictions may apply. All events are subject to change.

SIGNINGS

Below are featured comics and the writers and/or artists who will be signing them. Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing while supplies last. Comics will also be available for sale, availability pending.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  NEVERBOY Tyler Jenkins, Kelly Fitzpatrick

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  THE VICTORIES Michael Avon Oeming

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. NEXUS Mike Baron, Steve Rude

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D. Alex Maleev

 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  POP Jason Copland

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  STAR WARS Jeremy Barlow (Darth Maul), Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman (Legacy)

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.  DREAM THIEF Jai Nitz
 
 5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  SUNDOWNERS Tim Seeley
                                   LADY KILLER Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich
   
 6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FIRE AND STONE Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds (Aliens), Joshua Williamson (Predator), Christopher Sebela (Alien vs. Predator), Paul Tobin (Prometheus)

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Nicholas Brendon*
 *This is a ticketed event. Only Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics or materials provided by Dark Horse Comics, please. Two items per person. No photos. Wristbands will be distributed on Saturday at show opening at the Dark Horse booth.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. PROJECT BLACK SKY Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost)

10:00 a.m. .–11:50 a.m. LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, TOMB RAIDER, CONAN RED SONJA Gail Simone

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  EMILY AND THE STRANGERS Cat Farris

 12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. TERMINATOR SALVATION Pete Woods
                                      TREKKER Ron Randall

1:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, TOMB RAIDER, CONAN RED SONJA Gail Simone
   
 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  CONAN RED SONJA Jim Zub
                                   BAD HOUSES Sara Ryan     

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  BANDETTE Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
                                   PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Paul Tobin, Ron Chan

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner
                                   FEAR AGENT Tony Moore
                                   DREAM THIEF Jai Nitz

PANELS

Check out these panels featuring our creators!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Spotlight: Alex Maleev

Room: Panel Room 7

Time: 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
 Alex Maleev, best known for multiple collaborations with Brian Michael Bendis for Marvel comics, is returning to the world of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy this fall. In December, Dark Horse will launch Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Maleev’s first work on the beloved beast of the apocalypse since 2003’s “Still Born” from the anthology series Hellboy: Weird Tales. Join us for an exclusive first look at the upcoming series, as well as a career-spanning discussion.

Spotlight: Greg Rucka

Room: Panel Room 7

Time: 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
 Eisner Award–winning writer and novelist Greg Rucka has made a name for himself by crafting powerfully complex and human stories that can make the most fantastical characters feel real. Sit in on a conversation with the writer of Lazarus, Stumptown, Whiteout, and Veil that gets to the heart of how he gives characters souls.

Demented Heroes: The Dark Side of Superhero Comics

Room: Panel Room 2

Time: 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
 While film may favor the classic depiction of capes and cowls, many of today’s comics continue to push the definition of “hero.” Some of the industry’s biggest and brightest have taken the superhero concept and turned it on its head. Many are creating characters and worlds that revel in a much darker vision of high-powered heroes and villains, making it hard to determine whom the reader should be rooting for. Join us for a discussion about the darker take on costumed characters with writers Tim Seeley (Sundowners), Jai Nitz (Dream Thief), and writer/artist Michael Avon Oeming (The Victories), moderated by Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Panel

Room: Panel Room 1

Time: 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
 The heart of the Scooby gang and one of the most powerful big bads join forces for a panel guaranteed to slay the audience. Join Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris), and Clare Kramer (Glory) as they give you all the details and answer every question about working on one of the greatest shows in pop culture. Moderated by the editor in chief of Dark Horse Comics, Scott Allie.

Baron and Rude: 30 Years on Nexus

Room: Panel Room 6

Time: 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
 Join writer Mike Baron and artist Steve Rude, the award-winning creators of the long-running comic series Nexus. After three decades and three publishers, the creators reveal for the first time the behind-the-scenes trials involved in creating such an enduring book.

Spotlight: Tony Moore

Room: Panel Room 7

Time: 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
 Tony Moore is an Eisner-nominated artist and the cocreator of The Walking Dead and Fear Agent. He’s worked on some of the biggest characters in comics, including the Punisher, Ghost Rider, and Deadpool. Join Tony to find out what it takes to be one of the most influential comic artists of the last decade.

A Universe of Terror Drawn to One Panel: Prometheus, Aliens, Predator, and Beyond!

Room: Panel Room 2

Time: 5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.
 Nearly thirty years ago, Dark Horse rewrote the rules of licensed comics with the release of Aliens, continuing the story of Ridley Scott’s iconic film franchise! Predator and the iconic crossover Aliens vs. Predator followed. Now, the publisher partners with 20th Century Fox again, to bring sci-fi epic Prometheus to comics! Two months away from the launch of the ambitious and highly anticipated crossover Fire and Stone, join Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie, writers Paul Tobin (Prometheus), Joshua Williamson (Predator), Christopher Sebela (Alien vs. Predator), and the Aliens team of writer Chris Roberson and artist Patric Reynolds, to discover what’s in store for this grand universe!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Dark Horse Manga: An Afternoon with Carl Horn

Room: Panel Room 2

Time: 12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
 Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Oh My Goddess!, Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, and many more! Today Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Oreimo, and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join Dark Horse’s resident manga guru and editor extraordinaire, Carl Horn, for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse.

Spotlight: Matt Wagner

Room: Panel Room 7

Time: 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
 Writer/artist Matt Wagner began his career in 1982 with the publication of his most well-known character, Grendel. Since that time, in addition to his own creations, he has lent his talents to the likes of such notable characters as Batman and the Shadow, along with many others, and is currently pitting Grendel against the latter in an upcoming series copublished by Dark Horse and Dynamite Entertainment. Join us for a look back at Wagner’s storied career, as well as current and future projects.

30 Years of Masters of the Universe

Room: Panel Room 2

Time: 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
 Next year, one of the most beloved toy and entertainment franchises of the 1980s will receive a deluxe hardcover treatment from Dark Horse chronicling thirty years of the powers of Eternia! Now, we invite you to join writer Tim Seeley, original series animator Tom Cook, and more for a sneak peek of the upcoming The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and a discussion of what makes He-Man one of the most enduring cartoon legacies of all time!

Spotlight: Ethan Nicolle

Room: Panel Room 7

Time: 3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
 Ethan Nicolle is one half of the dynamic duo that brought you the hit comics series and animated series Axe Cop. Sit in on this already-legendary panel that is all about the world he and his little brother made. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to ask some questions.

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Kendal, UK, 16th September 2014:  With just a month to go before this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th - 19th October 2014), Kendal is already abuzz about comics as local galleries and businesses host a number of free comic-related exhibitions.

While art by Festival patron Sean Phillips has been gracing the walls of local cafe Baba Ganoush for a while now, two major comic exhibitions are now open at the Brewery Arts Centre, the Festival's lead venue.

"Drawing on Japan" featuring the work of Glyn Dillon, Junko Mizuno and Fumio Obata has taken over the venue's Intro Bar and Warehouse Café, while "The Universe Within", an exhibition focusing on the work of top Marvel and Image artist Doug Braithwaite, is on display in the Brewery's Sugar Store Gallery.

 "The exhibition is a retrospective of my career,' says Doug, whose recent credits include Storm Dogs for US publisher Image and UNITY and Armor Hunters for Valiant, "from my first foray into the comic book business through to some of my current projects.

 "You can see my progression as an artist through the years and there will be examples of work displayed that should give the viewers a bit of an insight into my working process."

"The Great War in Comics" opens at the prestigious Abbot Hall Gallery on 28th September (running until 6th December), featuring art from 'Charley's War' by Joe Colquhoun, 'White Death' by Charlie Adlard and 'Ghosts of Passchendaele' by Ivan Petrus. While you'll be able to visit this terrific exhibition for free over the Festival weekend if you have a ticket for any Festival event, there is an admission charge to the Gallery at any other time.

"The Magic of Metaphrog" featuring the work of one of Scotland's most innovative comic art teams opens in Kendal Library on 1st October, exhibiting pages from their hand-painted graphic novels Louis – Night Salad and Louis - Red Letter Day, along with brand new material from their forthcoming graphic novel to be released by Papercutz in 2015.

At the end of this month, comics will take over shop windows across the town with the "Windows Trail", involving both business and locals with the creation of fun displays of comics and comic-related ephemera. The aim of this is to draw the local community into the enthusiasm visiting comic creators have for their art, echoing similar ‘outreach’ work that is part and parcel of long-establish European comic festivals such as Angouleme.

Over the Festival Weekend, Ruskin's Bar will celebrate 75 Years of Batman with artworks inspired by the character, designed by students of Kendal College; art by Oliver East will grace the Brewery's Studio Theatre, created as part of the Festival-backed "Cumbrian Yarn" project; and the VIZ comic team will be exhibiting work from the comic as part of "VIZ UnMasked" in Elephant's Yard.

Artist Doug Braithwaite has high praise for the Lakes Festival after being one of the guests last year, and is looking forward to returning to the town in October.

 "For those trying to break in to the industry, festivals and cons are great for meeting other creators who are also trying to break in," he feels. "Writers meet artists they can collaborate with, ideas get bandied about, they’re places of creativity where you’ll make some lifelong friends.

 "They’re also places where you can meet the established creators and talk to them and, if you’re lucky, you might get your work looked at by an editor. They are great places to network, make friends and contacts and generally absorb some of what the industry is about."
 
• Tickets for all the events at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th - 19th October) are on sale now. For the full guest list, details of events and exhibitions and bookings visit: www.comicartfestival.com

• Full festival programme released! You can now view the full festival programme online here on Issuu 
 
Exhibition Dates, Information and Venues
 
Sean Phillips at Baba Ganoush
 Unit 4, Berrys Yard 27, Finkle Street, Kendal LA9 4AB. Web: www.baba-ganoush.co.uk
 Please check Baba Ganoush website for opening times. Free
A selection of images from last year's fantastic The Art of Sean Phillips exhibition in one of Kendal's top cafés, to help raise local awareness of this year’s upcoming Festival

More Info www.comicartfestival.com/sean-phillips-baba-ganoush

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The Universe Within: The Art of Doug Braithwaite
 The Sugar Store Gallery, The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. Web: www.breweryarts.co.uk
 Runs until 26th October 2014. Free

Explore top comic artist Doug’s working process, as well as see some of his finished artwork, and find out why he is considered to be a truly “fine” artist both within and beyond the comic art world.

More Info: www.comicartfestival.com/brewery-arts-centre

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Drawing on Japan
 Intro Bar and Warehouse Café, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (usual opening hours)
 Runs until 26th October 2014. Free

Three acclaimed international artists exhibit work which draws on Japan for their influence, style and inspiration : Glyn Dillon, Junko Mizuno and Fumio Obata.

More Info: www.comicartfestival.com/drawing-japan-glyn-dillon-junko-mizuno-fumio-obata

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The Magic of Metaphrog
 Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal (usual opening hours)
 1st – 31st October 2014. Free

Multiple-award-nominated Metaphrog will be exhibiting pages from their hand-painted graphic novels Louis – Night Salad and Louis - Red Letter Day, along with brand new material from their forthcoming graphic novel to be released by Papercutz in 2015.

More Info: /www.comicartfestival.com/metaphrog-kendal-library

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Oliver East :The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn
 Studio Theatre, Brewery Arts Centre and The Factory, Kendal
17 - 19th October 2014. Free

Oliver East is one of a new wave of comic creators who takes both art and comics in uncharted directions. East gets his energy from being out on the road, from following a predetermined path and taking what chance and the elements throw at him. During the harsh winter and of 2014 Oliver began his most ambitious project to date.

Commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, East walked over 140 miles in 10 stages from Arnside train station to Carlisle train station taking in the 30+ train stations that form the Cumbrian Coastal Train Line. Keeping as close as possible to the train line and intently observing his surroundings but without taking photos or making detailed sketches, East focused on the humdrum incidentals of the landscape and human activity. Later he drew and made comics, one for each stage of the journey. The end results, in dramatic monochrome, are not documentary but revelatory.

More Info: www.comicartfestival.com/oliver-east-homesick-truants-cumbrian-yarn

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Windows on Comic Art Trail 2014
 Taking over the windows of over 30 businesses stretching across the town, from Youdells to Kendal Fisheries and Oxfam to Waterstones
 3rd to 24th October. Free

More Info: www.comicartfestival.com/windows-comics-art-trail

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The Great War in Comics
 Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal. Web: www.abbothall.org.uk
 28th September – 6th December 2014, Monday - Saturday 10.30am - 5.00pm, Sunday 19 October noon - 4.00pm. Free entry with any festival ticket 17-19th October (Entry fee applies outside of festival allowing access to all exhibitions)

Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival bring together for the first time the work of three internationally-acclaimed artists who have shed new light on this conflict through the medium of comic art: Charlie Adlard, Joe Colquhoun and Ivan Petrus.

More Info: www.comicartfestival.com/abbot-hall-gallery

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VIZ UnMasked
 Elephant's Yard, Kendal, 17th - 19th October. Free

The ever-irreverent VIZ team are promoting their Lakes Festival exhibition plans with this satirical take on the British Library’s recent Comics UnMasked poster by Jamie Hewlett.

More Info: www.comicartfestival.com/viz-unmasked

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The Batcave at Ruskin's Bar
 Ruskins Bar, Yard 2, Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4ND. Web: www.ruskinsbar.com
 Opening Times: Friday 17th October 5.00 pm - 1.00 am | Saturday 18th October 10.30am - 1.00am (family-friendly until 5.00pm) | Sunday 19th October 11.00am - 1.00am (family-friendly until 5.00pm)

Quickly... To The BatCave! Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the weird and wonderful world of Batman where the Lakes Festival goes a bit batty with an installation created by the multi-talented creative arts students (past and present) of award-winning Kendal College. Experience the mystery and atmosphere of the BatCave, come and meet the Dark Knight himself and some of the characters that make up this legendary story.

More Info: www.comicartfestival.com/ruskins
 
• Sign up for the Festival's newsletter here for the latest news! Web: www.comicartfestival.com
 
About the 2014 Lakes International Comic Art Festival
 
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th – 19th October 2014) is a new kind of comic art event in the UK. Modelled on a European-style festival it aims to take over the market town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, with comic art presenting the widest range of genres. Events include a 24 Hour Comic Marathon, children’s comic workshops, talks, signings, Great War in Comics art exhibition and a Comics Fair.   
 
The huge line up of guests at this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival include the acclaimed comics creator and newspaper strip artist Nick Abadzis (author of Laika); Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard; Storm Dogs and UNITY artist Doug Braithwaite; Fables and Sandman artist Mark Buckingham; The Mire and Wolves creator Becky Cloonan; Alec and From Hell artist Eddie Campbell; veteran publisher Dez Skinn; Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons; digital comics pioneer Scott McCloud; Japanese artist Junko Mizuno; Drowntown co-creator Robbie Morrison; leading US comics writer Gail Simone; the creator of the multi-award winning Bone Jeff Smith; and Grandville and Luther Arkwright author Bryan Talbot, one of the Festival's patrons alongside Sean Phillips and Mary Talbot and Emma Vieceli, will also join other comic creators for Kendal's second comics extravaganza.

• Visit the Festival web site for the full guest list announced so far
 
 24 Hour Comic Marathon
 The 24 Hour Comic Marathon creative team is: Dan Berry, Marathon curator and producer; Kristyna Baczynski (NME), Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Tank Girl), Joe Decie (The Accidental Salad) Sarah McIntyre (Oliver and the Seawigs, shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2014), Fumio Obata (author of the graphic novel Just So Happens) and Jack Teagle.

• For more information about the 24 Hour Comic Marathon visit: www.comicartfestival.com/competitions 
 
Festival Sponsors and Benefactors
 The Patrons of the Festival are comic creators Sean Phillips, Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot and Emma Vieceli.
 
 The Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with funding from South Lakeland District Council and Kendal Town Council working in partnership with the Brewery Arts Centre and Kendal College.
 
 Commercial sponsors include the Westmorland Shopping Centre, SEQUENTIAL and Knockabout. 
 

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Feedback / Re: Daisy sentient sentences
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:48:02 AM »
Bequeath the pelican its crossed zebra.

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Press Releases / Eurospan special deal for a limited time.
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:37:42 AM »
For those of you who read my reviews of the McFarland books and reference to Eurospan who are their distributor in Europe, up until the 21 September 2014, they are offering 25% off all their books and free postage.

http://www.eurospanbookstore.com/?utm_content=gfwillmetts%40hotmail.com&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=&utm_campaign=The%20Big%20Eurospan%20Autumn%20Sale%20is%20now%20on%21content

  If you're after any of their books, this isn't a bad time to get something.

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Press Releases / GOG.com Celebrates 6th Birthday With a Huge, Week-Long Sale
« on: September 08, 2014, 01:20:33 PM »
GOG.com Celebrates 6th Birthday With a Huge, Week-Long Sale
 
Hot on the heels of the inclusion of movies into its catalog, the DRM-free digital distributor launches a week-long celebration of its games. Titles from each of the past six years of GOG.com's operation are up to 80% off!

8 September 2014 – GOG.com, the DRM-free home to all that is good in gaming, kicks off its sixth birthday celebration in style with day one of its week-long Birthday Sale. To honor the games that have left an imprint on gaming's history, each day GOG.com will put a selection of gems on sale, changing the lineup completely every 24 hours. We'll kick things off with games from GOG.com's Year One (released on GOG.com between September 2008-August 2009), including titles like Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete Edition (70% off, $2.99), Simon the Sorcerer (75% off, $1.49) and Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition (66% off, $1.99).

Gamers might want to be on the lookout for magnificent titles like Deus Ex GOTY Edition, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, Hotline Miami, Banished, and, obviously, The Witcher 1&2, which will be featured during the next days of the 6-years-spanning sale. The promo runs until Monday, September 16, at 9:59AM GMT.

With the recent addition of movies to its offering, a major website level-up with gamer-friendly features and an ongoing 6th-Birthday Promo, GOG.com is the place to be this fall for gamers everywhere.
 
 
 
 

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Conventions and events / Steal the Spotlight Micro Fiction Contest
« on: September 01, 2014, 12:59:44 PM »
Apex Publications is happy to announce a micro fiction contest just in time for Halloween. There are vampire and zombie stories galore. Witches and ghosts revel in the Halloween festivities. But what about the banshees, demons, and sea monsters? Too often they are left in the wings, never to shine on the stage. 

After hitting Twitter to see which monsters the Apex readers would like to see more often in stories, we’ve come up with five categories: sea monsters, black dogs/Hellhounds, banshees, science experiments gone wrong, and demons. From September 1st through October 15th, we’ll be open to submissions for micro fiction stories in these categories. Submissions must be 250 words or less, and will be read by Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner. 

Full submission guidelines can be found here: http://www.apexbookcompany.com/blogs/frontpage/15268661-steal-the-spotlight-micro-fiction-contest.

Each person who submits a story will receive one free issue of Apex Magazine of their choice. The five winners – one for each category – will be announced on the Apex blog on Halloween. Their stories will appear in the November issue of Apex Magazine. They’ll also be paid 6 cents per word, receive a free 12-month subscription to Apex Magazine, and a short story critique by an Apex editor. 

Pull the sea monsters from the deep. Push the demons from the shadows. Give them a chance. Tell their story and let them steal the spotlight. 

APEX PUBLICATIONS (www.apexbookcompany.com) is a small press dedicated to publishing exemplary works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Owned and operated by Jason B. Sizemore, Apex publishes the thrice Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine. The Apex catalog contains books by genre luminaries such as Tom Piccirilli, Catherynne M. Valente, and Lavie Tidhar.

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EXTRA DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SECRET CINEMA PRESENTS BACK TO THE FUTURE

London: 19th August, 2014 – Following a sold out show and rave reviews, an extra 2 dates for Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future have been added to the production. Tickets for the Bank Holiday Monday 25th August and Wednesday 27th August will be available from Wednesday, 20th August 1pm on www.secretcinema.org/tickets.

Secret Cinema Presents Back To The Future has reinstated the film in the Top 10 Box Office for the first time since its initial theatrical release in 1985. The film’s writer and producer Bob Gale paid homage to the show’s success by visiting London’s Hill Valley on multiple occasions and hailing the production as “one of the finest BTTF experiences in history”.

In a generous gesture by Virgin Trains, those who were affected by the cancellations of the first four shows, and are eligible to travel on a Virgin Trains route, will be offered complimentary Standard Class travel.  Secret Cinema is proud to announce this partnership and would like to thank Virgin Trains for this fantastic contribution. All those who have been in touch with Secret Cinema will be contacted individually with further details.

Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future

Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future runs from 31st July to 31st August. The numbers it has drawn have made it the largest outdoor event in London this summer.

Secret Cinema has built the town of Hill Valley in a secret London location, transporting audiences into a richly detailed imagined world. Audiences travel back in time and become citizens of Hill Valley living between 1955 and 1985 with secret alleys and entrances in the town that will allow them to travel to 1985 and 2015.
 
Tickets for the additional shows on August 25th and August 27th are available here: www.secretcinema.org/tickets

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Press Releases / Haffner Press has a 40% sale on
« on: August 05, 2014, 01:21:59 PM »
Special-Sale

 







ENDS AUGUST 6th!

We’ll have a newsletter in July with updates on the goings-on here at the Secret Moon Base, but we want to capitalize on the number of good notices the Press and our authors have been getting recently:


   •  Leigh Brackett inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame

   •  Edmond Hamilton’s REIGN OF THE ROBOTS reviewed in the September issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction

   •  Back Issue #74 highlights the comic book work of Edmond Hamilton with a nice pic of CAPT. FUTURE Vol. 3

   •  C.L. Moore’s JUDGMENT NIGHT is blogged at SF Mistressworks   

   •  Author Howard Andrew Jones blogs on Leigh Brackett

   •  Henry Kuttner’s “The Time Trap” nominated for a Retro Hugo Award (and available in our collection, THUNDER IN THE VOID)

   •  Not to be outdone, Jack Williamson’s THE LEGION OF TIME has also been nominated for a Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel (the 1938 magazine version is in the 4th volume of JW’s Collected Stories, SPIDER ISLAND.


 Striking while the iron is hot (so the saying goes), we’re offering the following seven titles at a 40% discount until August 6th.The only catch: we’re asking for a  minimum of four books per order (you may order multiple copies of the same title):

   
was $40, now $24 was $40, now $24 was $40, now $24 was $40, now $24
   
was $50, now $30 was $40, now $24 was $32, now $19.20 Not on sale, but
 still a deal at $35

Shipping via Media Mail is $2.00 per book. Because of the Paypal ordering system, you’ll see this $2/book already added to the ADD TO ORDER button on each book’s ordering page. *AK, HI, and International orders should contact us for a shipping quote.
 
http://www.haffnerpress.com/news/special-sale/
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SECRET CINEMA PRESENTS BACK TO THE FUTURE

SHOWS TO COMMENCE ON THURSDAY 31 JULY

 London: Tuesday 29th July 2014 – Secret Cinema announces that Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future will open this Thursday 31st July.

Founder of Secret Cinema, Fabien Riggall said: “We are happy to announce that Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future will go ahead. We are extremely sorry for the delayed communications of last week. We know we let our audience down and will do everything we can to make it up to them.”

For all 24-27 July ticket holders, to reschedule tickets or to get a full refund including booking fee, please contact See Tickets directly with your order number to the following email address: [email protected]

- Indicate the date you would like to swap your tickets to.

- You will receive an email confirmation as soon as possible to confirm the transfer with your new tickets.

If you have any queries or concerns, please email: [email protected]

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Feedback / Re: Daisy sentient sentences
« on: July 25, 2014, 01:02:10 PM »
The city of clouds have no visitors but often drop little guests.

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Unfortunately we have no choice but to cancel tonight’s performance.
 

Secret Cinema has been running safe arts events for 10 years and on this occasion we have come across a number of difficult issues.
 

As you can imagine we are hugely disappointed and share the immense frustration you are all feeling.

The site is looking spectacular and we are working around the clock to ensure that all issues are ironed out as soon as possible in order to give ticket holders an amazing night. We would like to offer you tickets to another date. Should you not be able to attend you will receive a full refund for tonight's ticket.

To reschedule your tickets or to get a full refund, please contact See Tickets directly with your order number to the following email address [email protected]

- Indicate the date you would like to swap your tickets to.

- You will receive an email confirmation as soon as possible to confirm the transfer with your new tickets.

Again, we apologise for the inconvenience, and appreciate your support. We will be in touch with news as soon as this is possible and if you have any queries or concerns, please let us know on [email protected].
ALTERNATIVE SHOW DATES

14th August                       

15th August                       

16th August                                       

17th August                       

21st August                       

22nd August

23rd August                                       

24th August                                       

28th August                       

29th August                       

30th August                                       

31st August

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SECRET CINEMA PRESENTS BACK TO THE FUTURE ANNOUNCES THAT FIRST SHOW IS CANCELLED

London: Thursday 24 July 2014 - Due to extenuating circumstances, Secret Cinema is unable to receive guests at tonight's show of Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future. We are devastated to make this announcement and sincerely apologise for having to announce it at this late a stage.

We are working tirelessly to ensure that this spectacular event will go ahead tomorrow evening. We will be in touch at 11am tomorrow morning with a further statement for all attending guests.

For those who were due to attend tonight's Opening Night, we understand that this is hugely disappointing and we are offering you to come back on another show night. We guarantee all ticket holders that their tickets will be re-allocated to one of the below dates, and that all will be given their first choice to reschedule.

 

To reschedule your tickets, please contact See Tickets directly with your order number to the following email address [email protected]

 

- Indicate the date you would like to swap your tickets to.

- You will receive an email confirmation as soon as possible to confirm the transfer with your new tickets.

 

Again, we apologise for the inconvenience, and appreciate your support. We will be in touch with news as soon as this is possible. If you have any queries or concerns, please let us know on [email protected].

 

ALTERNATIVE SHOW DATES

14th August                       

15th August                       

16th August                                       

17th August                       

21st August                       

22nd August

23rd August                                       

24th August                                       

28th August                       

29th August                       

30th August                                       

31st August                       

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Conventions and events / Arcana at at San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 19, 2014, 04:21:28 AM »
(July 18th 2014) Hello everyone! We are so excited to not only be celebrating our 10th year as a publisher this year, but it is also our 10th year exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con!


If you are attending SDCC this year be sure to stop by booth 2415 for lots of giveaways, new titles, signings and GREAT DEALS!

All of our titles (even Hardcover titles!), our NEW Gwaii hats and our NEW Pixies plush are on sale for $15.00 or 2 for $20.00, and by all means mix and match!

We have packed boxes of free comics this year so make sure to stop by and get one (or two)! If you mention you saw this newsletter you might even get a special freebie!

At the Arcana booth (2415) this year you can test Vision Books, a very cool program that brings your comics and graphic Novels to life. You can also pick up some of your favorite Asylum movies! 

We have some great creator and celebrity signings this year, be sure to check out our full schedule below so you don't miss a a thing!

Arcana's Panel is happening Friday, July 25th 6:30-7:30pm in room 26AB - you don't want to miss it!! The Steam Engines of Oz, HP Lovecraft & Pixies:  Arcanamation.  The animated feature film Pixies is coming to theaters this winter starring the voices of Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music), Alexa Vega (Spy Kids) and Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush) with music by Michael Bublé.  Come watch the World Premiere of the opening scene for Pixies in its entirety. This will be followed by a behind the scenes look at the production of the animated features The Steam Engines of Oz and Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom.  All three animated features are based on the Arcana graphic novels and produced by Arcanamation.  SNEAK PEAK WORLD MOVIE PREMIERE, FREE COMICS, DOOR PRIZES, STEAMPUNK, HP LOVECRAFT & PIXIES.  Come celebrate Arcana’s 10th year!
 
Signings
This year we have tons of awesome signings going on! Be sure to come check them out!

Thursday, July 24th
11am-12pm: Dwayne Harris (Amneisa, HeadSmash)
12:30-1:30: Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck)
2-3: Ne-Yo (R.E.D., Non Fiction)

 Jared Cohn, Sara Malakul Lane, Gabriel Campisi (Jailbait)

3:30-4:30: Justin Robinson (Nieves, Butcher Street)

Friday, July 25th
10am-12pm: Ian Ziering, Vivica A. Fox (Sharknado 2)
11am-12pm: Erik Hendrix (Steam Engines of Oz, Sideshows)
12:30-1:30: Doc Wyatt (Creepsville, Intrinsic Volume 2)
2-3: Dwayne Harris (Amnesia), Mike Shear (Human Resources), Zoe Bell, Kristanna Loke, Vivica A. Fox (Mercenaries)
3:30-4:30: B. Alex Thompson (Blood, Shells and Roses, Amour)
5-6: Sean Dulaney (51 Delta)

Saturday, July 26th
11am-12pm: Justin Robinson (Nieves, Butcher Street)
12:30-1:30: Sean Dulaney (51 Delta)
2-3: Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck), Ciara Hanna (Blood Lake)
3:30-4:30: Sabir Pirzada (Affliction)
5-6: B. Alex Thompson (Blood, Shells, and Roses, Amour)

Sunday, July 27th
11am-12pm: Sabir Pirzada (Affliction)
12:30-1:30: Erik Hendrix (Steam Engines of Oz, Sideshows)
2-3: Doc Wyatt (Creepsville, Intrinsic Volume 2)
3:30-4:30: Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck)

Contests!
If you aren't already, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. We will be having lots on site contests! Some as easy as showing us tweets, or using the #ArcanaSDCC2415 hashtag on your 2014 San Diego Comic Con pictures! - Follow us for more details

Twitter: @arcanastudio   

Instagram: @arcanastudio

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArcanaStudios

 
 

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DARK HORSE COMICS | SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2014 | BOOTH #2615
 
SIGNING SCHEDULE

 All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

We have two signing stages: one featuring the art of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy; the other, the art of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage  ST = The Strain Signing Stage

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, JULY 24


 10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Becky Cloonan


 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  HB  ROBOCOP VS. THE TERMINATOR: Walter Simonson


 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  ST   MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich, Tony Parker

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB PICTURES THAT TICK 2: Dave McKean

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  ST BUZZKILL & THE GHOST FLEET: Donny Cates

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB DRAGON GIRL AND MONKEY KING: Katsuya Terada

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST THE WORLD OF THE WITCHER:  Rafal Jaki, Damien Monnier

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST CREEPY & EERIE: Dan Braun, Uncle Creepy, Cousin Eerie

2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m. HB THE STRAIN: Guillermo del Toro, Mike Huddleston, E. M. Gist (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST DRAGON AGE: Patrick Weekes, Nick Thornborrow, Ben Gelinas

3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. HB THE STAR WARS: Jonathan Rinzler

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST THE GUNS OF SHADOW VALLEY: James Andrew Clark

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. HB CRIMINAL MACABRE & BREATH OF BONES: Steve Niles

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ST THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson

5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. HB CONAN RED SONJA: Jim Zub

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ST CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander

 

FRIDAY, JULY 25


 10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB USAGI YOJIMBO 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Stan Sakai

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST GROO VS. CONAN: Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragonés

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  ST THE BEST OF COMIX BOOK: Denis Kitchen, Trina Robbins

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB THE GOON: Eric Powell

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST PARIAH: Aron Warner, Brett Weldele

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER & ANGEL & FAITH: Georges Jeanty,
   Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST BLACKSAD: Juanjo Guarnido

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. HB HELLBOY 20TH ANNIVERSARY: Mike Mignola

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. ST THE WITCHER: Paul Tobin, Rafal Jaki

3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. HB RESURRECTIONISTS, ACTION PHILOSOPHERS, THE COMPLETE SILENCERS,
   CONAN THE AVENGER & PROJECT BLACK SKY: Fred Van Lente

3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. ST BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. HB BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. ST THE MASSIVE: Garry Brown

5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. HB THE LAST OF US, THE ART OF NAUGHTY DOG & A SECOND CHANCE AT SARAH:
   Neil Druckmann

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. ST STAR WARS: Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley, Carlos D’Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Dave
   Wilkins, Tim Siedell, Michael Heisler

6:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. HB MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich

 

SATURDAY, JULY 26


 10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. HB DREAM THIEF: Jai Nitz, Greg Smallwood, THE BLACK BEETLE: Francesco Francavilla

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST DRAGON AGE: Patrick Weekes, Nick Thornborrow, Ben Gelinas

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST COLDER: Paul Tobin, Juan Ferreyra

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB STAR WARS: Adam Hughes, Matt Kindt, Dan Parsons, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes Dzioba,
   Michael Heisler, Ariel Olivetti

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST: DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Christopher Sebela, Dan Parsons (Ghost);
   Tim Seeley (The Occultist); Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy, Project Black Sky);
   Michael Broussard (Project Black Sky); Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight)

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER & THE LEGEND OF KORRA:
 Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru, Jessie Flower (WRISTBAND REQUIRED. In addition to distribution by drawing on Friday and Saturday at show opening, there will be some wristbands given as prizes during the Avatar: The Last Airbender—Legend and Legacy panel on Saturday, July 26, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in Room 24ABC.)

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST SUNDOWNERS: Tim Seeley

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST DRAGON GIRL AND MONKEY KING: Katsuya Terada

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. HB SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR: Frank Miller, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin,
   Rosario Dawson, Robert Rodriguez
 (WRISTBAND REQUIRED. One poster per wristband will be provided. No other items allowed.
 No photos. Other restrictions may apply.)

5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ST GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW: Matt Wagner

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. HB PROMETHEUS, ALIENS, PREDATOR & ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: Paul Tobin,
   Juan Ferreyra, Chris Roberson, Joshua Williamson, Ariel Olivetti, E. M. Gist,
   Christopher Sebela

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ST THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson

 

SUNDAY, JULY 27


 10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. HB 47 RONIN & THE ATOMIC LEGION: Stan Sakai, Mike Richardson


 10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. HB STAR WARS: LEGACY, DEEP GRAVITY: Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER & ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon
   (WRISTBAND REQUIRED.)

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Mariah Huehner, Cat Farris

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST BUZZKILL & THE GHOST FLEET: Donny Cates

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. HB TO BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY, JULY 22
   (WRISTBAND REQUIRED. One print per wristband will be provided. No other items
   allowed. Other restrictions may apply.)

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST THE STRAIN: Mike Huddleston

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. HB  FURIOUS: Bryan J. L. Glass

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST AXE COP: Ethan Nicolle

 

Dark Horse 2014 Comic-Con International Exclusive Books And Products!

Convention Exclusive Game Of Thrones Items
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE
 





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Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends!

Please visit   http://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
The Witcher
 Room 6A

A franchise spanning literature, comics, film and television, board games, and widely popular video games, The Witcher has touched millions with its engaging characters and exciting adventures. A diverse panel of experts discuss the many aspects of this renowned universe. Be the first to see new Dark Horse publications, view the first-ever live consumer demo of the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video game, and get a chance to meet the team behind Wild Hunt. Panelists include actors Doug Cockle (Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher franchise), Dark Horse Comics author Paul Tobin (The Witcher: House of Glass), Nick McWhorter, CD Projekt RED’s game developers Damien Monnier and Lukasz Wnek (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), and Rafal Jaki. Moderated by Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley.

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Drawing on Your Nightmares: Modern Horror in Comics
 Room 23ABC

Hot on the heels of the premiere of the Dark Horse comic turned television series The Strain, you are invited to explore the darker corners of comics. Horror has been one of the cornerstones of the Dark Horse publishing line for years, and 2014 will be no exception! Join panelists for an hour of all that is guaranteed to thrill and chill you, with resident horror junkies—editor in chief Scott Allie and PR director Jeremy Atkins—along with Eric Powell (The Goon), Mike Huddleston (The Strain), the first US appearance of Colder artist Juan Ferreyra, and more for sneak peeks, announcements, and other surprises along the way!

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Breaking into Comics and Staying In
 Room 30CDE

With the shifting landscape of comics today, this is your invaluable guide to breaking into the industry. Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt (Marvel, IDW) is joined by writers Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, Nailbiter) and Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Ultimates, The Bunker), Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie (Hellboy), and IDW Publishing editor in chief Chris Ryall (Zombies vs. Robots) for what promises to be the best panel on breaking in ever!

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
A Universe of Terror Drawn to One Panel: Aliens, Predator, Prometheus, and Beyond
 Room 9

Nearly thirty years ago, Dark Horse rewrote the rules of licensed comics with the release of Aliens, continuing the story lines of Ridley Scott’s iconic film franchise. Predator and the iconic crossover Aliens vs. Predator followed, with each series a hit. Now, the publisher partners with Scott again, to bring sci-fi epic Prometheus to comics. With just under two months away from the launch of the ambitious and highly anticipated crossover Fire and Stone, Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie, writers Chris Roberson (Aliens), Joshua Williamson (Predator), Christopher Sebela (Aliens vs. Predator), and the Prometheus team of Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra reveal just what’s in store for this grand universe!

 

Friday, July 25, 2014

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Spotlight on Mike Mignola
 Room 24ABC

Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his iconic creation Hellboy, star of comics, movies, and animation. Ask Mike about the Mignolaverse in this casual Q&A.

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Art of Video Games
 Room 7AB

A lot has changed since Dark Horse first released Mass Effect: Redemption #1 back in 2010. For the first time, video game franchises found a legitimacy in comics that had been practically unheard of. With a line of video game–related comics and deluxe art books, including the best-selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, the publisher now works with some of the biggest studios and brands in the business. Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins and editor Dave Marshall, Neil Druckmann (Naughty Dog), Jeremy Vanhoozer (PopCap), Adam Badowski (CD Projekt RED), Nick Thornborrow (Dragon Age), and writer Paul Tobin (Plants vs. Zombies, The Witcher) for news and announcements on all your favorite video game tie-ins!

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Comic Book Entrepreneurs: The Business of Comics
 Room 9

A rare behind-the-scenes look as leading pop culture entrepreneurs share the secrets of building successful pop culture businesses! J. K. Parkin from Comic Book Resources and Robot 6 moderates an inspirational talk with comiXology cofounder and CEO David Steinberger, Harvey Award–nominated cartoonist Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Lumberjanes), Dark Horse president and founder Mike Richardson, and Valiant CEO and chief creative officer Dinesh Shamdasani. It’s an inside look at the business side of pop culture no future comics entrepreneur can miss!


Saturday, July 26, 2014

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Avatar: The Last Airbender—Legend and Legacy
 Room 24ABC

For over five years, the Avatar Legacy Fan Panel has proudly organized this gathering. Moderator Avatar_Mom, Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Elizabeth Furr (fan artist/Amira Ink!), Gene Luen Yang (writer/cartoonist), Angela Song Mueller (character designer), Josh Hamilton (writer), and Jessie Flower (voice actor for Toph) share stories and answer questions. Cosplayers, practice your stance for the cosplay contest! Cosplay prizes include titles from Dark Horse Comics.

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
The Whedonverse
 Room 24ABC

Dark Horse’s continuations of Joss Whedon’s cult favorites (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith) remain some of the most-talked-about comics in the industry. Dark Horse is giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the current series of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity from the series’ top talent, with Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie, Buffy Season 10 writer Christos Gage and cowriter and actor Nicholas Brendon, Serenity artist Georges Jeanty, and TV and comics writer Jane Espenson.

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Charting a Course: Developing the Next Mass Effect
 Room 25ABC

Mass Effect developers from the Edmonton and Montreal studios discuss what it’s like to expand on a well-established and beloved video game franchise. Panelists Carl Boulay (lead animator), Fabrice Condominas (producer), Mike Gamble (producer), Noel Lukasewich (senior artist), and Jessica Merizan (community manager) share their experiences in shaping the next Mass Effect game with new possibilities while staying true to the critically acclaimed series. Moderated by Nerdist.com.

2:50 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
 Hall H

Dimension Films, in association with Aldamisa Entertainment, present exclusive footage from the highly anticipated sequel Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For from acclaimed codirectors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Fans will get to experience the Sin City universe and take part in a special discussion with Rodriguez, Miller, and members of the cast.

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
30 Years of Usagi Yojimbo!
 Room 28DE

Comic-Con special guest Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, is interviewed by Dark Horse editor Diana Schutz about the upcoming Senso miniseries, The Sakai Project, and the return of the regular Usagi series after a two-year hiatus.

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Creepy & Eerie: 21st Century Horror
 Room 24ABC

A ghoulish panel of horror freaks discuss the impact and influence of the classic Warren horror titles Creepy and Eerie on modern horror creators in film, TV, and of course, comics. Some special guests will add to your discomfort as Dark Horse announces plans for the fiftieth anniversary of Creepy. Moderated by Gemstone’s J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet Price Guide) and consulting editor and writer Dan Braun (Creepy). Panelists include sculptor Justin Mabry (Trick or Treat Studios), Chris Zephro (Trick or Treat Studios), and New Comic Company’s Josh Braun (Eerie). Throw in a couple of surprise Creepy artists and writers, and there’ll be quite a stew for you. Plus: awesome Creepy swag!

 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
The Fifth Beatle: The Beatles, the Big Screen, and Beyond
 Room 24ABC

One of the hottest graphic novels of 2013, The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story is now one of the most highly anticipated films, having secured the approval of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison, along with unprecedented access to the entire Beatles music catalog. Fifth Beatle writer and producer Vivek J. Tiwary (Green Day’s American Idiot) introduces a series of very special guests for a discussion of The Fifth Beatle’s development and breaking news. Panel moderated by Patrick Reed (Depth of Field Magazine).

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
The Emily the Strange Panel
 Room 32AB

Join Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and his cast of Strangers for their annual panel experience and get the insider scoop on the all-ages Dark Horse comic book series Emily and the Strangers, including sneak peeks at new artwork and story lines from upcoming issues. Hear some snippets of new tracks from Emily and the Strangers and see behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the “Calling All Guitars” animated music video. As always, audience participation will be encouraged and perhaps enforced with plenty of rewards for being strange . . . Oh yeah, and some Q&A with updates on the feature film development. Be there or get lost!

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Dark Horse Builds Characters: Tomorrow’s Comics Today
 Room 24ABC

Nearly thirty years ago, Dark Horse arrived with an agenda different from that of any other publisher in comics. The young company was founded on the belief that comics creators should have the option to retain the rights to their own work, and it continues to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more! Now, the publisher is poised to make headlines again with some of the biggest news about new original work since Frank Miller brought Sin City to the pages of Dark Horse Presents! Join panelists for an exclusive look at upcoming and unannounced creator-owned work from some of the biggest names in and outside the industry! This will be the comics panel everyone will be talking about at this year’s show!

1:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
The Strain
 Hall H

Get a sneak peek at the third episode of FX’s brand-new series, The Strain. In episode 3, “Gone Smooth,” Eph and Nora fight to save Captain Redfern’s life before coming face to face with the horrifying effects of the virus. A spike in rat attacks signals Fet that something inexplicable is happening deep below the city. Released from jail, Setrakian begins his own merciless plan to stop the spread of the disease. Written by Chuck Hogan; directed by David Semel. After the screening, join series creators Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and Chuck Hogan and show runner Carlton Cuse (Lost), along with the cast members Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland, and Jack Kesy.
 
 
 
 

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IDW Publishing’s 2014  San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule

Full List of This Years Best Panels & Signings Unleashed!

 San Diego, CA (July 17, 2014) – Last week IDW released their highly anticipated convention exclusives for this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and now it's time to reveal IDW's panel and signing schedule! Make sure to clear your own schedule, because you won't want to miss any of this!

IDW has an amazing list of talent signing in BOOTH #2643 this year. Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working in comics today!
 
Wednesday July 23 - Preview Night
   
6:00 – 7:30 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition                        Launch Party! – Dave Gibbons 
                     (*Check out the show exclusive HC!)
6:00 – 7:30 Ragnarök Launch Party!  – 
                      Walter Simonson 
                     (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 7:30 – 9:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE Launch Party! – 
                      John Barber, Tom Scioli
                     (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 
Thursday July 24
 
 10:00 – 11:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
                         (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 10:00 – 11:00 Darby Pop’s 7th Sword – John Raffo, Andrew Robinson, Doug Sirois,
                        Walter Gatus
 11:00 – 12:00 Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two – Douglas Wolk, Ulises Farinas, Ryan
                        Hill
 11:00 – 1:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                       (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 12:00 – 1:00 X-Files: Season 10 – Joe Harris
 1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland – Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez
 2:00 – 3:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
                        Simonson, Jim Zub, Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo)
                      (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 3:00 – 4:00 Monster & Madman – Steve Niles
 3:00 – 4:00 The Other Dead – Digger T. Mesch, Joshua Ortega
 3:00 – 4:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
 4:00 – 5:00 Monkeybrain – Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver (Edison Rex), Brian
                        Winkeler & Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads)
 4:00 – 5:00 Monster Motors – Brian Lynch (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 5:00 – 6:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE – John Barber, Tom Scioli, with special guest
                      Rob Liefeld! (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 5:00 – 6:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
 6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Flint Dille, Chris Metzen,
                        Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
 
Friday July 25
 
 10:00 – 11:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
                          Simonson, Jim Zub, Derek Charm, Van Partible (creator of Johnny
                          Bravo) (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 11:00 – 12:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                         (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 11:00 – 12:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 12:00 – 1:00 Borderlands – Mikey Neumann, Dave Eddings (voice of Claptrap)
 12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
 1:00 – 2:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland – Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez
 1:00 – 2:00 Alan Robert’s Killogy – Marky Ramone (of The Ramones)
 2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen,
                      J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
 3:00 – 4:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik
                       Burnham, Nick Pitarra (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 4:00 – 5:00 The Illegitimates  – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc
                      Andreyko
 4:00 – 5:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
                       (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 5:00 – 6:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Andy
                     Price, Sara Richard, Agnes Garbowska (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 5:00 – 6:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
 6:00 – 7:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE – John Barber, Tom Scioli
                     (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 6:00 – 7:00 Darby Pop’s Indestructible – Jeff Kline, Jose Lopez, Bernard Chang
 
Saturday July 26
 
 10:00 – 11:00 The Blaze Brothers – Matthew Scott Krentz, Vernon Whitlock III
 10:00 – 11:00 Darby Pop’s Doberman – Tony Fleecs, Bernard Chang, Jack Lambert,
                        Scott Marder, Rob Rosell with guest Ken Kristensen (Indestructible)
 11:00 – 12:00 Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Artist’s Edition  – Mike Mignola (*ticketed signing
                          – See employee for Details) (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 12:00 – 1:00 X-Files: Season 10 – Joe Harris
 12:00 – 1:00 Monkeybrain – Sean E. Williams (Artful Daggers), Brian Winkeler &
                       Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads)
 1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Monster Motors – Brian Lynch (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Mars Attacks: First Born, The Hollows – Chris Ryall
 2:00 – 3:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 2:00 – 3:00 Winterworld, G.I. JOE – Chuck Dixon (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 3:00 – 4:00 Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
 4:00 – 5:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
                    (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
 5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Tom Scioli, Brendan Cahill, Mairghread
                        Scott, Flint Dille (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen,
                        J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
 6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
 
Sunday July 27
 
 10:00 – 12:00 INDEPENDENTS DAY!! IDW Creator-Owned Projects! A murderer’s
                Row of talent in one place, all signing together!
 10:00 – 11:00 The Blaze Brothers – Matthew Scott Krentz, Vernon Whitlock III
                         Black Dynamite – Brian Ash, Yassir Lester
 11:00 – 12:00 Mean Streets – Ben Wagner
                         Gateway – Joe Halpin Sr., Joe Halpin Jr. 
                         Red Star – Christian Gossett
  11:00 – 12:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
                          (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
 12:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik
                        Burnham, Nick Pitarra (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                     (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
 2:00 – 3:00 Yoe Books! – Craig Yoe, Jack Mendelsohn (Jacky’s Diary)
 
KIDS’ DAY!! ALL-AGES BLOW-OUT!
 3:00 – 4:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
                        Simonson, Derek Charm (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 3:00 – 4:00 Littlest Pet Shop – Georgia Ball
 4:00 – 5:00 Angry Birds – Paul Tobin (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 4:00 – 5:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
                         (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 
And check out all of IDW's amazing panels this year!
*Click on panel names for links that take you directly to these panels on the official Comic-Con 2014 schedule website where you can sign in or log on to bookmark these panels and sync them to your phone or calendar.
 
IDW Artist's Editions, Thursday, 7/24/14, 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m., Room: 4
 Join Artist’s Edition editor Scott Dunbier as he blathers on and on about Artist’s Editions past, present and future. There will be a couple of cool announcements as well as special guests Walter Simonson, Dave Gibbons and IDW President (and art lover) Greg Goldstein—what more could you possibly want?
 
Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life, Thursday, 7/24/14, 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m., Room: 7AB
 Join the Skylanders team for an inside look at the creative process that brings Toys to Life™ –and for the first time, life to toys. I-Wei Huang, director at Toys for Bob, will explain the process of creating Skylanders’ charming roster of characters, while Richard Horvitz, famed voice of Kaos, discusses the critical role that voice-over acting plays in animating each character. Renowned comic-book writer, Ron Marz, will delve into the comic world of Skylanders and how this brand extension is taking Skylanders to a new level. Every attendee will receive limited edition Skylanders merchandise.
 
Moving Forward by Looking Back --- This is the Golden Age of Classic Comic Collections, Friday, 7/25/14, 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Room: 32AB
 Join President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein as he leads a spirited discussion about the recent boom in prestige collections of archival comic material! Joining Greg will be renowned "comic book historian" Craig Yoe, VP of Book Trade Sales at Dark Horse Comics Michael Martens, founder of Sunday Press Peter Maresca, Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Eric Reynolds and IDW Senior Editor of Special Projects Scott Dunbier. If you have a bookshelf bowing under the weight of great big books full of comics, and still crave more, this is the panel for you! Plus --- announcements and giveaways. Just added! Dean Mullaney, from the Library of American Comics!
 
IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More!, Friday, 7/25/14, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 8
 Join IDW Editors John Barber and Carlos Guzman, along with Michael Kelly, Hasbro's Director, Global Publishing—for a comprehensive overview of all things IDW & Hasbro! Transformers! My Little Pony! G.I. JOE! Dungeons & Dragons! Announcements! Prizes! More! Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, writer/artist Tom Scioli, and many more special guests! 
 
IDW: Rock This Town!, Friday, 7/25/14, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 4
 IDW invites you to join in their 15th anniversary celebration with this panel featuring IDW’s own “Martin & Lewis,” Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Erik Burnham, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Tipton, and more to come for a spirited chat filled with announcements galore!
 
IDW: Summer Blockbusters!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 28DE
This panel is star-studded! Join IDW Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez, Jonathan Maberry, Walter Simonson, and Chuck Dixon for a lively discussion concerning the four biggest creator-owned books of the Summer, Little Nemo, V-Wars, Ragnarök and Winterworld!
 
Berkeley Breathed: The Last Comic-Con Panel!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m., Room: 9
Legendary creator Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County, Opus, Flawed Dogs) makes a rare appearance at Comic-Con-International and—even MORE rare—will be hosting his second (and probably final) presentation. He’s a bit mysterious about what he’ll be presenting. However, there is unofficial word that he may be revealing recent illicit photos and art of his best friend Bill Watterson “borrowed” from the latter’s secret retreat in the foothills of Colorado. We’ll see you there. Get your seats early.
 
IDW Presents: Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez, Saturday, 7/26/14, 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
2014 saw the end of the Eisner Award-winning series Locke & Key come to an end. Now, join creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, along with IDW's Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, as they discuss the end of that seminal series, Joe and Gabe's follow-up projects (Wraith & Little Nemo, respectively) and what they have coming for the future with IDW, and who knows what else? With these 3, it's always an adventure. 
 
IDW: Pop Culture Mix-Tape, Saturday, 7/26/14, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 4
Join IDW's VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Godzilla scribe Chris Mowry, America's Army writer M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt from Comics Experience, special guests from Darby Pop, Monkeybrain and more, as they discuss the ever-growing slate of exciting new projects from the powerhouse publisher. Prizes, announcements, Q&A and hilarity will ensue!
 
IDW: Comics Make for Great Games!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m., Room: 4
Join Jerry Bennington and Nate Murray from IDW's new division, IDW Games for top secret info on the best tabletop boardgames around, including X-Files, Kill Shakespeare, Chew, Machi Koro, and more! Featuring special guest John Layman of Chew fame, and more! Who knows, you may even get to play a game or two!
 
Superheroes Are Saving Millions of Lives -- For Real! Saturday, 7/26/14, 7:30p.m. - 8:30p.m., Room: 26AB
 Come to the ultimate feel-good panel! An inspiring and heartwarming look at an uncanny team of comic book superheroes! The School of 5 and their comic books, distributed in 23 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America, are reaching 120 million people to save the lives of 5 million children who die every year from diarrheal diseases contracted from dirty hands. The School of 5, created by Craig Yoe, teach children and their families through their comic books the importance of washing with soap and water in 22 countries like India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Brazil, and Kenya through Unilever and partners like the UN's UNICEF, Save the Children, and local governments. Panel participants include Eisner Award winner Craig Yoe, YoeBooks.com, and Stacie June Sheldon, Lifebuoy Global Social Mission Program Manager. Come and prepare to be amazed--and get free comic books--and bring a tissue to wipe away the super tears of joy! 
 
IDW: Kids Comics!, Sunday, 7/27/14, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 4
 Who's got the best comics for kids? IDW, of course! My Little Pony! Angry Birds! TMNT! Littlest Pet Shop! Skylanders! Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! Join editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, David Hedgecock and Carlos Guzman as they talk all these titles and more! With special guests Louise Simonson, Katie Cook, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Derek Charm, and too many more to mention! Plus, free comics for kids! 

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