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Feedback / Re: Daisy sentient sentences
« on: Today at 02:45:09 PM »
Stripes do not a tiger make but add a growl and a taste for meat.

Conventions and events / Gemmell Awards at Nine Worlds 2015
« on: Today at 01:28:32 PM »
Nine Worlds is thrilled to be hosting the 2015 Gemmell Awards for Fantasy.

The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, recognising and rewarding the very best in fantasy fiction and artwork, enters its seventh year in 2015. With a host of acclaimed winners in the roll of honour, the Awards are expected to be much-coveted again this year. The Awards ceremony is now confirmed to take place at Nine Worlds Geekfest, one of the UK's largest genre conventions and a highly anticipated event for readers, writers and fans of fantasy and science-fiction. The Gemmell Awards ceremony is a superb addition to an always lively and interesting programme, and will be taking place at 8pm on Saturday 8th August at the Radisson, Heathrow.

The 2015 ceremony will see three awards presented: the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel; Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut; and Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art. Attracting a wide host of writers and publishing professionals, the glitzy ceremony is always a highlight of the fantasy fiction calendar.

Stan Nicholls, Chair for the Gemmell Awards, said: “I couldn't think of a better event for us to partner with than Nine Worlds, and we look forward to bringing another superb awards ceremony not only to our regular attendees, but also a whole new audience on August 8th.”

“Nine Worlds is immensely proud to be hosting the 2015 Gemmell Awards,” said Erich Schultz, co-founder of Nine Worlds Geekfest. “The Gemmells play a terrific and important role in the fantasy literary scene, and the Nine Worlds team and attendees are hugely excited to be a part of this wonderful institution.”

Members of the public wishing to attend the ceremony will be able to do so for free, but will not have access to any of the other exciting events over the weekend.
 The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy began in 2009, with the aim of celebrating the best in fantasy fiction and commemorating one of its most legendary authors. Since its inaugural year, the awards have been won by authors including Andrezj Sapowski, Graham McNeill, Brandon Sanderson, Pierre Pevel, Patrick Rothfuss, Helen Lowe, Brent Weeks, John Gwynne, Brian McLellan and Mark Lawrence. The Awards continue to pursue their three aims – to raise public awareness of the Fantasy genre, to celebrate the history and cultural importance of Fantasy literature, and to appreciate and reward excellence in the field.

Stan Nicholls is an author of fantasy fiction with more than 30 books to his credit. He has also been a journalist and specialist bookshop proprietor. His ‘Orcs: First Blood’ trilogy is a world-wide bestseller, with over a million copies sold, and he was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award presented at Belgium’s ‘Trolls & Legendes’ festival in 2007.

Kendal, 3rd March, 2015: Following up on the popularity of several Continental guests in 2014, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is pleased to announce the appearance of its first four French artists coming to this year’s weekend-long event in Kendal.

Winshluss (Vincent Paronnaud) is the successful author of "Pinocchio", which won the Fauve d'Or prize in Angouleme in 2009, and the recently-released "In God We Trust", both published in the UK by Knockabout Comics. He also works as an award-winning director in France with such films as "Persepolis" (2007 Cannes Jury Prize) and "Chicken with Plums".

 Academic, writer, thinker and biographer of Herge and Derrida Benoît Peeters is the author of the experimental Obscure Cities series (Les Cités Obscures) and Tokyo is My Garden (Tôkyo est Mon Jardin). Since 2003, he has been head of Bang! magazine with Fabrice Bousteau.

 Published in the UK by Breakdown Press, Antoine Cossé grew up in the Paris suburbs but, aged 20, moved to London to study at Camberwell College of Art. Mutiny Bay – also published in French – is his most ambitious and substantial work to date.

 Top French artist Boulet – recently announced as a new patron for the Festival along with Stephen L. Holland, owner of the Page 45 comic ship in Nottingham – has over 25 graphic novels in print in his native country including the Raghnarok and Chez La boîte à bulles series for Glenat. Two books in the Donjon (Dungeon) series, created with Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar, are available in English.

 These four French creators, each at varying stages in their careers, are just some of the international guests heading to Kendal this year alongside British creators such as Bryan Talbot and Sean Phillips, and the award-winning Canadian comic book writer, artist, cartoonist and animator Darwyn Cooke.

 This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival (16th - 18th October 2015) will feature a huge number of international comic creators - possibly more than any other comics event of its kind in the UK - and also include numerous programming strands. These include appearances by top shoujo manga creators from Japan, Canadian creators, British comic writers and artists, along with the return of many popular events including the children-friendly Family Zone and eye-catching Windows Trail involving over 50 local businesses keen to support the Festival’s aim to be the “Angouleme of the North”.

In addition, the Festival is supporting a number of major commissioning initiatives, working in partnership with organisations across the UK and beyond, more on which will be announced shortly.

• The Festival is grateful the support of the Institut Francais the Wallonie Brussels International in bringing these four guests to Kendal in 2015

• Tickets for this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival go on sale from the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, from 1st June 2015

Conventions and events / The Birmingham Comics Festival : V For Vendetta
« on: February 28, 2015, 04:35:01 AM »

CF Begins Today - V For Vendetta at the mac!

The Birmingham Comics Festival season begins today as V For Vendetta becomes the first in a special programme of comics-related films to be screened at the mac Birmingham; one of the country’s foremost art centres for over 50 years. 

V For Vendetta is based on the hit comic book series created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd that began as a strip in the British comic Warrior before seeing print as a comic book series in America by DC Comics, then subsequently collected into graphic novel format, and it has been in print worldwide ever since.

Those who have purchased tickets for The Birmingham Comics Festival convention being held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground on 18th April are entitled to discounted film tickets as part of this special film season, costing only £3 on presentation of their official wristbands at mac Birmingham’s Sales & information Desk for those shows applicable. 

“The Midlands Arts Centre holds a special place in the memories of older comic fans,” revealed one of the festival’s organisers. “The first Birmingham Comic Art Show was held there, and we very much want to forge links with our historic past while also looking forward. That’s why we’re very excited about the involvement of Film Ambassadors, a group of young people who together with mac art tutor Scott Johnson have been putting this special film season together.” While there are still details to be finalised regarding scheduling the following dates and films can now be revealed:

Saturday 28th at 2pm - V For Vendetta

March, date tbc – Batman (1989)

Saturday 4th April at 12 noon - The Incredibles

Saturday 4th April at 2pm - The Incredibles

Saturday 18th April - time tbc – Scott Pilgrim vs The World 

Expect guest speakers to be announced, cosplayers in attendance, and some surprise at these events!

For information about mac Birmingham visit:

Conventions and events / Birmingham Comics Festival April 2015
« on: February 21, 2015, 04:51:17 AM »

ImageTrading card illustrator and comic strip artist Lee Bradley will be attending The Birmingham Comics Festival on Saturday 18th April at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

Birmingham’s Hi8us art programme put Lee Bradley on the right course to develop his classic American superhero styled influences leading to what’s become a seven year career that now finds him putting together his own creator-owned book to be edited by John McCrea, who he began his career with working  in the role of inker and colourist. 

Bradley found an early niche in the modern British youth market, working on a triumvirate of books for Titan Comics, namely Transformers Universe, Transformers Animated,  and Transformers Movie: To Draw Guide alongside issues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spider-Man: Tower of Power. Halfway round the world, Middle East publisher Teshkeel employed his services on their superhero series The ’99 while via Mam Tor Publishing he would contribute to London’s Mother Comics.
Image Illustration work has lead to his involvement in the advertising world and film/television storyboarding alongside becoming an accredited Lucas Film artist and producing work for BBC TV’s Blue Peter. However, it is demand for Lee Bradley’s work as a sketch artist that has found him involved in such popular collectors’ trading card series as Mars Attacks and Mars Attacks Invasion, Star Wars Galaxy and Star Wars Galactic Files, alongside Marvel’s Greatest Battles, Women of Marvel, Retro Marvel, Marvel Premiere and this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on the superhero front, as well as card series reprising great events and personalities from history. Fittingly an exhibition of his work, Retro Marvel Now – The Art of Lee Bradley, is taking place from 7th March to 12th April at the Forge Mill Museum in Redditch, in the heart of The Midlands.

On Saturday 18th April the Eagle Award winning comic book creator D’Israeli will be at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium for The Birmingham Comics Festival.

Currently creating a sensation illustrating Ordinary, a tale about superpowers, a divorced New York plumber and a talking grizzly bear, published by Titan Comics; this master craftsman is similarly co-responsible for fuelling steam punk’s engine with series such as Stickleback for 2000AD and a trio of graphic novels inspired by H.G. Well’s War of The Worlds;  his strip work having appeared in numerous British periodicals from Deadline to the Judge Dredd Megazine, while over in the USA he has embellished the pages of DC Comics’ The Sandman among others.

This very English creator has taken European bande dessinée influences and partnered them with a consummately classic storytelling style and exemplary sense of page design; one that sometimes makes his work look effortless but reveals a gift for surrealism and leavened humour, while at others is  simply breath taking in its scope and imagination. 

“D’Israeli doesn’t follow trends, he creates them,” said The Birmingham Comics Festival’s organisers. “Critically lauded, commercially successful that’s the kind of creator any show would be proud to have as a guest!”

D’Israeli will be signing copies of his books, sketching, offering original art and talking about his work at The Birmingham Comics Festival that is taking place on Saturday 18th April at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

Conventions and events / The Generation Of Z: Apocalypse coming to London
« on: February 19, 2015, 04:48:39 AM »
The Generation of Z: Apocalypse, an immersive, terrifying interactive theatre experience, is coming to London after sell out seasons in New Zealand and at the Edinburgh Fringe

see the trailer here:

To be able to get tickets before anyone else your users must go to And enter the access code EXTINCTIONISNOW - Tickets can be bought using this code on Thursday (tomorrow) – 24hours before general release on the Friday 20th

Your users can also get the £25 preview rate and the Early Bird reduction on standard pricing (which is strictly limited)  before anyone else in that 24hr period.

Go to www.TheGenerationof for exclusive pre-sale access for 24 hours on Thursday.  Use the access code EXTINCTIONISNOW To get your tickets first

I've been reviewing film books from the Michael Weise Publications for little over a year now.

There currently is a 75% discount on their books until 22 March 2015 so if you were only interested before, then there is no excuse now.


Join Dark Horse Comics at Wizard World 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!

 Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from our friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!


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


Below are featured comics and the writers and 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).


6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs


10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. MASS EFFECT Jeremy Barlow 

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. LADY KILLER Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich

3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.  MISFITS OF AVALON Kel McDonald


12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Jeremy Vanhoozer (franchise creative director at PopCap Games), Paul Tobin, Ron Chan

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. BANDETTE, COLDER, PROMETHEUS, THE WITCHER Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover (Bandette)



Getting Respect: Comics Go to College with Dark Horse’s Diana Schutz, Too Much Coffee Man’s Shannon Wheeler, PSU’s Susan Kirtley, and PSU’s Jon Holt

Room: C120

Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
 Comics and graphic novels have come into their own as subjects worthy of—indeed, demanding—attention from academia. Historians and cultural theorists teach courses, hold conferences, and publish books on various aspects of sequential art, and colleges and universities teach courses in comics as literature and social history as well as how to make them. Here to give an overview of various ideas about and approaches to comics studies are a cross section of comics scholars and teachers, including Diana Schutz (longtime Dark Horse executive editor and instructor at Portland Community College), Shannon Wheeler (creator of Too Much Coffee Man and instructor at Portland State College of the Arts), Susan Kirtley (director of rhetoric and composition at Portland State University; author of Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass), and Jon Holt (assistant professor of Japanese literature and manga at Portland State University). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch, Disguised as Clark Kent).


Buffy Birthday Party!

Room: C120

Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
 Dark Horse Comics is hosting a party celebrating Buffy Summers’s birthday (just a bit belatedly—her birthday is January 19)! At this special panel, there will be Buffy trivia, Buffy “Hush” Pictionary, and more—fun times with PRIZES! Plus, find out what it’s like to continue the Whedonverse in comics with Dark Horse editor Sierra Hahn, writer Christos Gage, and artist Rebekah Isaacs! Happy birthday, Buffy!

Dark Horse Manga: An Afternoon with Carl Horn
Room: C123

Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:15 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 the publisher continues to print some of the industry’s best-selling titles, including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Unofficial Hatsune Mix (as seen on David Letterman), 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!

Dark Horse Builds Characters
Room: C120

Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
 Dark Horse Comics kicks off 2015 at Wizard World, right here in Portland! Join Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson, editor in chief Scott Allie, publicist Aub Driver, and special guests for a sneak peek at some of the year’s most newsworthy comics and programs, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Archie vs. Predator, The Strain, and more!


Plants vs. Zombies!
Room: C120

Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Ready your PEASHOOTERS! Dark Horse Comics brought you the official Plants vs. Zombies comic series as well as The Art of Plants vs. Zombies, released in a partnership with PopCap Games, creators of the smash-hit video game. Now meet some of the people behind these hilarious, all-ages, action-filled zombie romps—Jeremy Vanhoozer, creative director of Plants vs. Zombies at PopCap; Paul Tobin, PVZ writer; PVZ artist Ron Chan; and Dark Horse PVZ editor Philip Simon!

Feedback / Re: Daisy sentient sentences
« on: January 19, 2015, 04:30:54 AM »
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Eisner Award-nominee Ian Edginton is the latest guest to be announced as attending The Birmingham Comics Festival that is taking place on Saturday April 18th 2015 at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

The Birmingham comic book writer has become renowned in recent years as a man whose keyboard fingers know their way out of a cliffhanger adventure set in the past,  and frequently in a past one step removed from the ones you read about in history books  - From his graphic novel adaptations of the adventures of that master detective Sherlock Holmes to his extrapolations on H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds in a trilogy of books, and authoring his own such alternative history sagas with the likes of Leviathan and Stickleback, both originally serialised in 2000AD then subsequently collected into their own volumes.

Such themes are but a single string to his creative bow, having written gamely for Marvel Comics The X-Men spin-off X-Force and Blade: The Vampire Hunter, and the superhero sagas of Stormwatch for WildStorm, Witchblade for Top Cow, plus the likes of Batman for DC Comics.

Ian Edginton established his career writing hit comic book series based on popular film and TV franchises like Aliens, Terminator, Xena: Warrior Princess and Planet of the Apes for Dark Horse Comics, with further such scripting triumphs elsewhere including Star Trek for Marvel and Touchwood for Titan. He has co-written comic books and worked for a number of publishers, the results of this work finding him nominated for several Eisner Awards (Best Short Story in 1998 for The Willow Warriors featured in  Weird War Tales #1, published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint for whom he created the recent post-apocalyptic series Hinterkind, and as Best Writer and for Best Limited Series in 2007 for The Great Game, that was published by Dark Horse).   

“Ian Edginton is becoming a veritable viscount of Victoriana steam punk, and we’re all relishing his work as he develops such wonderful creations as Stickleback,” said the festival’s organisers. “And while he may have rewritten the past fictionally it’s at The Birmingham Comics Festival where he’ll be revealing the truth about what the future has in store!” 

Fans of Ian Edginton can look forward to meeting the writer who will be signing copies of his books and talking about his creative exploits with other guests at The Birmingham Comics Festival on Saturday April 18th 2015 at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

Alpena, MI (December 31, 2014) – World Weaver Press (Eileen Wiedbrauk, Editor-in-Chief) has announced the anthology Far Orbit: Apogee, the second volume of the science fiction adventure series edited by Bascomb James, will be open to submissions January 1 – March 31, 2015.

World Weaver Press is looking for modern space adventures crafted in the Grand Tradition to be included in the second volume of the acclaimed Far Orbit science fiction adventure series. Editor Bascomb James is seeking stories that establish a new tradition in the much maligned sci-fi adventure genera -- smart, modern stories built around the classic traditions; stories that are creative, readable, and memorable; midnight indulgences; exciting stories that transport you from the everyday grind and leave you wondrously satisfied.

For full submission guidelines and details, visit:

Bascomb James is a clinical virologist, author, and editor who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has authored a hat-full of scientific papers, authored or edited four scientific textbooks, contributed numerous textbook chapters, and presented countless scientific lectures and workshops. A science fiction fan since childhood, Bascomb credits his interest in science, engineering, and invention to the sci-fi stories he read as a child. Stories matter. They shape our lives, expectations, and dreams. They are the warp and weave of our human existence, binding us into a fabric far stronger than any individual element.

World Weaver Press is an independently owned publisher of fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction. We believe in great storytelling.

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Press Releases / GOG 10 October 2014 sale
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:32:31 PM » takes over the weekend with a BIG Games Weekend Sale and Mutator Promo Finale starting Friday, October 10, at 10:00 AM GMT. Their ongoing Mutator Promo reaches its grand finale, featuring all 70+ titles and all 50+ mutators--randomly selected mystery games, each one available for $2. To take part in the sale gamers need to pick 3 games from the promo lineup discounted up to 90%. This, in turn, gives them access to 3 "mutators" - mystery titles, each one for $2, that will be revealed after checkout. The mutator can be anything from a $5 game to a $45 one, including titles like Divinity: Dragon Commander or Banished!

For gamers averse to surprises,'s second weekend promotion, the BIG Games Promo, features acclaimed recent titles like Age of Wonders 3 (50% off, $22.49), Blackguards (75% off, for $11.24), or Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure (60% off, for $7.99).

The Mutator Promo Finale ends on Sunday, October 12, at 10:59 AM GMT. The BIG Games Weekend Promo ends on Tuesday, October 14, at 5:59 AM GMT.

Conventions and events / Papercutz at New York Comic 2014 Schedule
« on: October 06, 2014, 12:22:41 PM »
It's New York ComicCon week and we couldn't be more excited! We've got a diverse mix of promos, panels and author signings that are sure to get the crowds pumped about all things Papercutz.

 Here are just some of the highlights from our broad range of events and activities:


FRIDAY 5 pm - 7pm: Mick Foley, WWE SUPERSTARS writer and WWE Hall of Famer will be signing at the Papercutz booth with his son, Hugh Foley! Make sure to pick up your free copy of CRAZY CHRISTMAS, Hugh's first graphic novel, starring Hugh and his dad and featuring beautiful artwork by Jill Thompson.

FRIDAY 4 pm - 5pm,
 SATURDAY 1-3 pm: WWE SUPERSTARS artist Paris Cullins will be sketching and signing at the Papercutz booth.

SUNDAY 11 am: MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS artist Mindy Steffen (aka"Mindy Indy") will be sketching and signing at the Papercutz booth


FRIDAY, 12:00 pm
Editors on Editing:
Talk to actual working Editors from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Papercutz and more as they discuss the business. Learn about submissions, professionalism and what it takes to make it as an Editor. Support by Nicole Scalera. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School.

FRIDAY, 6:15 pm
 "Bwaaaaaaaaah- the Rabbids are Taking Over Pop Culture!"
They have started out as Ubisoft video game characters but the RABBIDS are taking over pop culture. This year sees them starring in a hit TV show, a red hot toy line from McFarlane Toys and all new graphic novels from Papercutz. Papercutz Editor in Chief and RABBIDS graphic novel Writer Eric Esquivel will be joined by Special Guests from all parts of of the RABBIDS franchise to discuss why these strange creatures have become the pop culture phenomenon of 2014!

SUNDAY, 2:15 pm
Sketching from Life with Mindy Indy:
 Cartoonist Mindy Indy will teach kids of all ages to see the world as their canvas. Kids will start by sketching a variety of objects in front of them, and then later sketch themselves! Sketching is looser than drawing and doesn't need to be "perfect." Students can move at their own pace and just have fun!

Conventions and events / IDW Publishing’s 2014 NYCC Schedule
« on: October 03, 2014, 12:22:17 PM »
IDW Publishing’s 2014 NYCC Schedule

Full List of The Shows Best Panels & Signings Unleashed!

 San Diego, CA (October 3, 2014) – Earlier this week IDW released their highly anticipated convention exclusives for this year's New York Comic Con, and now it's time to reveal IDW's panel and signing schedules! Clear your own schedule, because you won't want to miss any of this!
BOOTH #1844
Thursday October 9th
1:00 – 2:00     America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 2:00 – 3:00     Transformers – John Barber, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Livio
                          Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
 3:00 – 4:00     Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Messina
                          (*Check out the free Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Ashcan!)
 4:00 – 5:00     Manhunter Artist’s Edition Launch Party! – Walter Simonson
                          (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 4:00 – 5:00     Zombies vs Robots, Mars Attacks: First Born  – Chris Ryall
 5:00 – 6:00     Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Louise
                          Simonson, Derek Charm
 6:00 – 7:00     My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard, Andy
Friday October 10th
 11:00 – 12:00   Dungeons & Dragons – Jim Zub, Max Dunbar
                            (*Check out the free D&D Ashcan!)
 12:00 – 1:00     V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
                            (*Check out the show exclusive V-Wars TPB!)
 1:00 – 2:00       Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry, Jeff Zornow
 1:00 – 2:00       Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Derek
                            Charm, Derek Fridolfs
 2:00 – 3:00       Manhunter Artist’s Edition, Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
                            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 3:30 – 5:00      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated TV Blowout! – Ciro Nieli
                            (Director), Brandon Auman (writer), Rob Paulsen (voice of Donatello), Greg Cipes                                     (voice of Michelangelo) (*Check out the free poster from Nickelodeon!) (*ticketed                                           signing – See employee for Details)
 5:00 – 6:00      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Paul Allor, Dario Brizuela, Cory Smith,
                           Charles P. Wilson III
 6:00 – 7:00      Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
                          (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 6:00 – 7:00      Kill Shakespeare  – Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, Andy Belanger
Saturday October 11th
 10:00 – 11:00   Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
                             (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 11:00 – 12:00    My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Sara Richard
 12:00 – 1:00      X-Files  – Joe Harris, Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon, Joe Corroney,
                            Greg Scott
 12:00 – 1:00     Killogy Halloween Special – Alan Robert
 1:00 – 2:00       G.I. JOE – Mike Costa, Robert Atkins
 1:00 – 2:00       America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 2:00 – 3:00       Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Messina, Mike Johnson
                           (*Check out the free Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Ashcan!)
 3:00 – 4:00      Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Louise
                           Simonson, Derek Charm
 4:00 – 5:00      Manhunter Artist’s Edition, Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
                          (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 4:00 – 5:00      Garbage Pail Kids – Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante
                           (*Check out the free Garbage Pail Kids Ashcan!)
 5:00 – 6:00      Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
                          (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 5:00 – 6:00     Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
 6:00 – 7:00     Transformers – John Barber, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Livio
                          Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
Sunday October 12th
 11:00 – 12:00   America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 12:00 – 1:00     Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
                            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 1:00 – 2:00       The Illegitimates  – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc
 2:00 – 3:00      Garbage Pail Kids – Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante
                            (*Check out the free Garbage Pail Kids Ashcan!)
 3:00 – 4:00      Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
                           (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
And check out all of IDW's amazing panels this year!
*We have added links that take you directly to these panels on the official New York Comic Con website schedule so you can add them to “My Show Planner” and sync them to your phone or calendar.
Banned Horror Comics Walking Back from the Dead! Thursday, October 9th 4:15PM–5:00PM, Room 1A05
 A fearful look at 1950s HORROR COMICS criticized by Dr. Fredric Wertham, reviled in Senate investigations, destroyed in public book burnings! These Pre-Code comics like dead zombies are again walking to get U! Craig “Haunted Horror/IDW/Yoe Books” Yoe, Greg “ IDW President” Goldstein, Mike “Dark Horse” Richardson, Mike “The ‘Worst’ of Eerie Publications” Howlett, Carol “Wertham Debunker” Tilley explore EC + other publishers, the censoring Comics Code, the Golden Age of Horror Reprints, the TV + movies inspired by these scary comics!
IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More! Thursday, October 9th, 6:15PM-7:00PM, Room 1A14
 2014 has been a huge year for IDW and Hasbro! Join Senior Editor & Writer John Barber, with very special guests Amy Mebberson, Katie Cook, Sarah Stone, Mairghread Scott and Jim Zub for inside information on what’s happening with My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. JOE, Dungeons & Dragons and more! Announcements, excitement, gossip, prizes and Q&A!
IDW Publishing: The Big One Friday, October 10th 4:15PM–5:00PM, Room 1A14
 Want to find out what IDW’s top-secret announcements are for NYCC? This is the panel to hit! Join Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, President Greg Goldstein, Editor Sarah Gaydos and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, with very special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Kate Leth, Jonathan Maberry, Joe Harris, and Scott Tipton for inside information on everything your favorite publisher has in the works! Plus...Prizes! Q&A!
IDW Publishing: The Writers Saturday, October 11th 12:15PM–1:00PM, Room 1A14
 Meet the writers behind the best scripts in comics! Join IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood and an all-star cast of writers for a spirited discussion about what it takes to write a great comic! Featuring Louise Simonson, Mairghread Scott, Chris Ryall, John Barber, Scott Tipton, M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt and Jeff Kline!
IDW Publishing: The Artists Saturday, October 11th 2:15PM–3:00PM, Room 1A14
 Want to find out just what it takes to be a working artist in the comic industry? Or, want to find out a little more about a few artists that are already there? This is the panel for you! Join Editor Sarah Gaydos, with very special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Alan Robert, menton3, Sarah Stone, Andy Price and Derek Charm, for an illuminating discussion on sequential art, and upcoming IDW projects! Plus, prizes and Q&A!


 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.

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

We have two signing stages, denoted by the art on each stage. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Signing Stage
FS = Fire and Stone (Prometheus, Predator, Aliens, Alien vs. Predator comic crossover series) Signing Stage

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

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: Alex Maleev
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS ROBOCOP VS. TERMINATOR: Walter Simonson
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. HB GRINDHOUSE: Alex de Campi, Chris Peterson
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS FURIOUS: Bryan J. L. Glass
5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. HB THE BLACK BEETLE:  Francesco Francavilla
5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS BAD BLOOD: Jonathan Maberry
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. HB MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL: Donny Cates

 Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
 (WRISTBAND REQUIRED. Wristbands will be distributed by drawing in the Dark Horse booth on Thursday and Friday at show opening.
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. FS CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore, Gail Simone
                                       CONAN RED SONJA: Jim Zub, Gail Simone
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. FS ACTION PHILOSOPHERS: Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB THE STRAIN: Mike Huddleston
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Shaun Simon, Becky
                                         NEVERBOY: Shaun Simon, Tyler Jenkins
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS GRINDHOUSE: Alex de Campi, Chris Peterson
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. HB REBELS: Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti
                                        THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown
   Tim Seeley
   John Lind
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. HB HALO: Frank O’Connor
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS NIGHTMARE CARNIVAL: Ellen Datlow, Laird Barron

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. HB CREEPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Dustin Nguyen, Dan Braun
10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. FS POP: Curt Pires
11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow
11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. FS ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB REALMS: THE ROLE-PLAYING GAME ART OF TONY DiTERLIZZI: Tony DiTerlizzi
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. FS GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL: Donny Cates
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB RESURRECTIONISTS: Fred Van Lente, Maurizio Rosenzweig, Moreno Dinisio,
   Juan Doe
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. FS SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN: Aaron Conley
                                        AMALA’S BLADE: Michael Dialynas
 Art Baltazar, Franco
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
                                       COLDER: Paul Tobin
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB PASTAWAYS: Matt Kindt, Scott Kolins
   EI8HT: Mike Johnson, Rafael Albuquerque
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT: Joshua Williamson
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. HB ALABASTER: Caitlín R. Kiernan
5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. HB STAR WARS READS DAY! Mike Richardson (Star Wars: Crimson Empire, 47 Ronin,
    The Atomic Legion, Deep Gravity), Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman (Star Wars:
   Legacy, Deep Gravity), Randy Stradley (Star Wars: Dark Times)
5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS PROMETHEUS: FIRE & STONE: Paul Tobin
                                        PREDATOR: FIRE & STONE: Josh Williamson, Chris Mooneyham
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. HB EVE ONLINE: Börkur Eiríksson, Torfi Frans Olafsson
6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS THE STRAIN: Mike Huddleston

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB BLACKSAD: Juanjo Guarnido, Tom Orzechowski
11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. FS MONSTERS! & OTHER STORIES: Gustavo Duarte
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. FS WITCHFINDER: Maura McHugh
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack, Cameron Stewart, Nate Piekos
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. FS CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Christos Gage, Will Conrad,
   Scott Fischer
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER: Jessie Flower (voice actor for Toph Beifong)

Thursday, October 9
Title: Dark Horse Builds Characters
Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: 1A14

Original creator-owned work has been a cornerstone of Dark Horse’s success since its earliest days. Join publicist Aub Driver—along with Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis), Brian Wood (Rebels), Rafael Albuquerque (Ei8ht), Fred Van Lente and the team behind his new ongoing series Resurrectionists, Donny Cates (The Ghost Fleet), Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), David Mack (Fight Club 2), and more—to discuss some of the most exciting comics of 2014 and beyond!

Title: Banned Horror Comics Walking Back from the Dead!
Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: 1A05

A fearful look at the 1950s horror comics criticized by Dr. Fredric Wertham, reviled in Senate investigations, and destroyed in public book burnings! These pre-Code comics, like zombies, are again walking to get you! Craig “Haunted Horror/IDW/Yoe Books” Yoe, Mike “Dark Horse” Richardson, Mike “The ‘Worst’ of Eerie Publications” Howlett, and Carol “Wertham Debunker” Tilley explore EC and other publishers, the censoring Comics Code, the Golden Age of horror reprints, and the TV shows and movies inspired by these scary comics!

Friday, October 10
Title: Editors on Editing
Date: Friday, October 10
Time: 12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: 1B03

Talk to actual working editors from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more as they discuss the comics business. Learn about submissions, professionalism, and what it takes to make it as an editor. Support by Nicole Scalera. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School.

Title: Dark Horse and Sega Present: 35 Years of Alien
Date: Friday, October 10
Time: 6:15 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Location: 1A24

Dark Horse achieved one of its earliest successes with the 1987 publication of Aliens. Now, following the release of the highly anticipated Fire and Stone and Sega’s Alien: Isolation, we take a look back at a wild publishing history based on the frightening thirty-five-year-old franchise! Join Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver, along with Mike Richardson (president and publisher, Dark Horse Comics), Randy Stradley (vice president of publishing, Dark Horse Comics), Paul Tobin (Prometheus), Joshua Williamson and Chris Mooneyham (Predator), and a few surprise guests!

Saturday, October 11

Title: Celebrating 15 Years of The Goon: Modern Horror, Humor, and More!
Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: 1A05

What started as a self-published sensation quickly grew into one of the most exciting books in the marketplace, with multiple Eisner wins, critical accolades, and a movie in development! Now, we get together some of the top writers working in horror comics to pay tribute to the one and only Eric Powell! Join Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver, along with Tim Seeley (Sundowners), Paul Tobin (Colder), Evan Dorkin (The Eltingville Club, Milk and Cheese), and Alex de Campi (Smoke/Ashes, Grindhouse) for a look at the past, present, and future of comics’ most lovable brute and more!

Title: Powered by Creators: Dark Horse Video Game Comics Level Up!
Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Location: 1A10

Dark Horse established itself in its early years as the premier publisher of licensed comics by continuing story lines from the big screen to the page. Now, this tradition is carried on through the most exciting video game tie-ins in the comics medium! Join Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver, along with the cast of top writers working on these titles, including Gail Simone (Tomb Raider), Paul Tobin (The Witcher), and former Star Wars writer Brian Wood, for an exciting announcement!

Title: Discussing The Essential Kurtzman: Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book
Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 5:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location: 1A01

One of the most influential graphic novels of all time (no. 26 on The Comics Journal’s Top 100 of the 20th Century) returns! Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book inspired cartoonists such as R. Crumb, Jay Lynch, Art Spiegelman, and Denis Kitchen. Discussing the upcoming Kitchen Sink Books edition and Kurtzman’s life will be: Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Books), David Hajdu (The Ten-Cent Plague), Jay Lynch (Bijou Funnies), John Holmstrom (Punk Magazine), and Harvey’s daughter Nellie Kurtzman. Moderator: Bill Kartalopoulos.

Sunday, October 12

Title: Avatar: The Last Airbender—Legend and Legacy
 Date: Sunday, October 12
Time: 2:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: 1A06

Join Avatar Mom (moderator), Monica McClain (illustrator/art instructor), Alison Wilgus (artist/writer), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders creator), Sifu Manuel Rodriguez (martial arts choreographer for Toph Beifong), and Jessie Flower (voice of Toph Beifong) for Avatar: The Last Airbender art, history, demonstrations, and stories—plus a live comic reading from Dark Horse Comics’ The Rift. Attending cosplayers may win books and signed original Legend of Korra animation drawings donated by Studio Mir!

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