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Press Releases / GOG 10 October 2014 sale
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:32:31 PM »
GOG.com 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, GOG.com'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.
 

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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:

CREATOR SIGNINGS

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

PANELS & EVENTS

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!


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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
                          Price
 
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
                            Andreyko
 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!

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DARK HORSE COMICS | NEW YORK COMIC CON 2014 | BOOTH #1636
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.

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.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m. HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, THE LEGEND OF KORRA:
 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
   Cloonan
                                         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
5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. HB THE ART OF HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, SUNDOWNERS:
   Tim Seeley
5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. FS THE BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL WENT UNDERGROUND: Denis Kitchen,
   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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
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
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB AW YEAH COMICS!™, ITTY BITTY MASK, ITTY BITTY HELLBOY:
 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
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB, BEASTS OF BURDEN, MILK AND CHEESE: Evan Dorkin
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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
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)

DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE
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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KRISTY – director, Olly Blackburn
  From the old-school carnage of The Dorm That Dripped Blood to the knowing scares of Wes Craven’s sorority-set Scream 2, the university campus has long been a prime location for the teen-hungry maniac and with this delirious slasher throwback British director Oliver Blackburn (Donkey Punch) proves that college life can still be a killer.

MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT – director, Tom Green
  A miracle of high ambition and low budget, Gareth Edwards’ 2010 debut Monsters redefined what was possible for both British sci-fi and indie cinema. Taking his cue from the first film’s subtle layering of human drama over jaw-dropping visual effects, first-time feature director Tom Green has expanded Edwards’ universe to the Middle East where, seven years after the events that first brought an alien infestation of squid-like creatures to the Earth, there are now quarantined Infected Zones, just as there once were in Mexico.

CUB – director, Jonas Govaerts
  On a camping expedition with his Cub Scout pack, 12-year-old outcast Sam finds himself shunned by his peers and at odds with the teenage camp leaders determined to exercise their authority. Finding refuge in the stillness of the forest, Sam stumbles upon a sinister tree house and starts to fear that rumours of a young werewolf who stalks these old woods may be real. With no one believing him, Sam is left to uncover the truth alone.

IT FOLLOWS – director, David Robert Mitchell
  Horror cinema has a long history of chastening the sexually active teenager, with the old sex equals death adage firmly established in the pantheons of genre cliché. Taking the skewed morals of the slasher heyday and subverting them into an entirely fresh and stimulating meditation on sexual paranoia, David Robert Mitchell’s remarkable shocker has the power to provoke and terrify in equal measures.
 
JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD – director, Carter Smith
  Adapted from Christopher Barzak’s acclaimed 2007 novel One for Sorrow, Carter Smith’s ethereal coming of age tale is an unexpected and unconventional ghost story whose unsettling atmosphere contrasts with its melancholy exploration of adolescent loneliness and isolation. Achingly sad and visually ravishing, Smith’s subtle chiller deftly utilises genre tropes to address issues around traumatic loss and sexual identity with hauntingly elegiac effect.

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Conventions and events / TITAN COMICS AT NYCC OCT 9-12 2014 Schedule
« on: October 01, 2014, 12:16:48 PM »
TITAN COMICS AT NYCC (OCT 9-12)

NYCC EXCLUSIVES

EXCLUSIVE SHOW DEBUT:
13 COINS #1 WITH NYCC EXCLUSIVE COVER BY SIMON BISLEY
From Award-winning artist Simon Bisley and writers Martin Brennan & Michael B. Jackson comes this new supernatural thriller!
John Pozner always knew he was special; that his athletic abilities and fighting skills were far from human. But with a broken childhood, drug addictions, and a criminal record on his plate, he’s already fought more than his share of battles for one lifetime.
Or so he hoped...
Woken to his true angelic nature, John quickly finds himself at the centre of an apocalyptic war - one that could spell the end of existence as we know it - with no choice but to train in order to confront the holy destiny he never asked for.
But with scheming politicians, demonic factions and forces older than time itself vying against him, it looks like this ‘true-blooded’ bruiser has his work cut out for him!
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

EXCLUSIVE SHOW DEBUT:
BLACK DRAGON
A classic collection from the acclaimed creators of Marada The She-Wolf - Chris Claremont (X-Men) & John Bolton!
An exiled knight, banished for nercormancy and heresy, returns home to find England in turmoil and is recruited by the beautiful Eleanor of Aquitaine to save her kingdom. But it soon becomes clear there is more to this treachery than rebellious lords and greedy, something dark and evil stretching back to the fall of Camelot!
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

EXCLUSIVE SHOW DEBUT:
EVIL WITHIN #1
Spun from the new survival horror game The Evil Within™ from Bethesda Softworks this all-new prequel invites readers to experience the deranged world created by Shinji Mikami.   Writer Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces, Victorian Undead) and artist Alex Sanchez (Katana) present the story of a young student, Dana, whose search for a missing friend leads straight into a world fraught with tension and unimaginable horrors.
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

EXCLUSIVE SHOW DEBUT:
DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR #1
WITH NYCC EXCLUSIVE COVER
Offering shocks, surprises, and galaxy-shaking revelations, seasoned TARDIS pilot Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, The Authority, 2000AD, Nikolai Dante) and New York Times-bestselling artist Dave Taylor (Batman: Death by Design; 2000AD) mark the start of their first five-issue run by diving headfirst into the console room and pulling all the levers they can – spinning the new Doctor off to his most challenging destination yet!
New Face! New Doctor! New Beginning! Get in on the ground floor of this amazing ongoing series!
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1
WITH NYCC EXCLUSIVE COVER
A stunning new era begins for the Eleventh Doctor, as played by Matt Smith!
Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life.
But what does this grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien, and a terrifying cosmic threat?
In the wake of the second Big Bang, find out what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around!
Series architects Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers, Trifecta) and Rob Williams (Revolutionary War, Ordinary, Miss Fury, The Royals: Masters of War, Trifecta) kick off a whirlwind adventure through eternity with artist Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante, Grindhouse)!
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1
WITH NYCC EXCLUSIVE COVER
The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant!
Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.
So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations – talking about an infestation of psychic aliens – she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands.
After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with new companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong… if she survives the night!
Only available at Titan Booth #2142.

NYCC PANEL
DOCTOR WHO COMICS
Date: Thursday, October 9 / Time: 2PM / Room: 1A10
Join a host of Creators from the new Doctor Who Comics who'll reveal exclusive secrets from the brand-new Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor storylines and show never-before-seen art!
 Panel Guests: Writer Nick Abadzis (Tenth Doctor Comic), Artist Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor Comic), Writer Al Ewing (Eleventh Doctor Comic), Artist Simon Fraser (Eleventh Doctor Comic),Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang (Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor Comic), Andrew James (Doctor Who Comics Editor)
Host: Steve White, Senior Editor, Titan Comics

NYCC SIGNINGS
THURSDAY OCTOBER 9
GROUP SIGNING: THE TENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM &
THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Nick Abadzis (Tenth Doctor Comic), Artist Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor Comic), Colorist Ariana Floren (Tenth Doctor Comic), Writer Al Ewing (Eleventh Doctor Comic),Artist Simon Fraser (Eleventh Doctor Comic) and Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang (Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor Comic).

FRIDAY OCTOBER 10
13 COINS #1
Time: 11AM - 12PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Michael B. Jackson

THE TENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM
Time: 12PM – 1PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Nick Abadzis, Artist Elena Casagrande, Colorist Ariana Floren and Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang.

BLACK DRAGON (COL)
Time: 1PM – 2PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Chris Claremont

THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM
Time: 3.30PM – 4.30PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Al Ewing, Artist Simon Fraser and Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM
Time: 12.30PM – 1.30PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Al Ewing, Artist Simon Fraser and Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang.

THE TENTH DOCTOR COMIC TEAM
Time: 3.30PM – 4.30PM / Location: Titan Booth #2142
Signing: Writer Nick Abadzis, Artist Elena Casagrande, Colorist Ariana Floren and Cover Artist Alice X. Zhang.

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Kendal, UK, 25th September 2014: The Edinburgh Festival has its own Fringe, and every major political party conference has its fringe events, both straight-laced and bizarre... and now this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th - 19th October 2014) has gained its own subversive edge, courtesy of VIZ, Knockabout Comics and other ne'er do wells!

The Magnificent Knockabout White Elephant Emporium is, we're told, suitable for anyone with a keen curiosity and sense of humour: a unique and (mostly) free emporium: offering a miscellaneous and multifarious bazaar of the bizarre and a marvellous mart of the most memorable kind, including appearances by Belgian cartoonist Herr Seele, Britain's homegrown Hunt Emerson (whose new, eagerly-anticipated Calculus Cat collection will launch at the Festival), Graham Dury, Simon Thorp and Barney Farmer from VIZ, the Blackhearted Press gang, Junko Mizuno and many more.

 "I was so impressed by the first Lakes International Comics Festival, easily the best one in the UK, that I couldn't wait to get back to Kendal this year to put a bit more silliness into the event," says Knockabout publisher Tony Bennett.

VIZ Unmasked Exhibition PosterVIZ Unmasked: How a VIZ Comic is Made  - For the last 35 years, VIZ has been produced quietly, and on a more or less monthly basis from the comic's headquarters in the North East of England. In all that time, like Colonel Sanders' blend of herbs and spices, its method of production has been a closely guarded secret. But all that is about to change. All will be revealed in this fully interactive, state-of-the-art, hands-on animatronic exhibition. How is Britain's third or fourth funniest comic produced, from conception to final product? Anyone wishing to visit is advised to arrive early as queueing times, to see what is already being billed as "The Exhibition of the Century", are expected to exceed five hours..... or possibly six.

Get Surreal with Herr Seele (or Dadada is all he wants to say to you!) - All the way from Belgium, making his UK debut, comes Herr Seele co-creator of Belgian iconic half-wit Cowboy Henk for which he and writer Kamagurka won one of the major prizes at the Angoulême Festival in France in 2014. Herr Seele presents the history of their nation, 35 paintings in a style developed by René Magritte, their great predecessor and compatriot... it's fast, it's furious and it's absurd!

She Lives - An audacious comic art experiment that has never been attempted before. Woodrow Phoenix has crafted She Lives, a silent comic story set in California in the late 1940s. In order to make a book as giant as possible he had to bind it himself using the largest paper size available. He took the unprecedented step of actually drawing the story into the bound book itself, so on display is original art work!
Junko Mizuno: Meet Junko Royalty - Horror, sex, chainsaws - what’s not to like? Known for her style of powerful imagery, Junko combines cuteness, gore and eroticism in comics, paintings, animations and toys. On display here is one of her giant Kidrobot Toys, Junko Royalty, but be warned - this is not a toy!animations and toys. On display here is animations and toys. On display here is one of her giant Kidrobot Toys, Junko Royalty, but be warned - this is not a toy!

Hunt Emerson’s Fez Tai Chi Classes - A world exclusive! Bring your own Fez if you have one and spend 15 or 20 minutes loosening up and relaxing while following Mr Emerson’s motivating moves. Plus: Fez Polo - twice a day - come and demonstrate your skills! With more games to come...

The Time Traveller’s Fortune Teller’s Photo Booth - Have your picture taken in the beautiful and mysterious Fortune Teller’s Tent! Get your own personalised Victorian calling cards and see ghostly comic characters appear as if by magic!

The Wonderful World of Ronnie Rigsby - A Saturday night exclusive comedy club, where you will be welcomed by (and, possibly, welcome to) the monstrously-bitter, tired old showbiz hack, thespian, variety artiste, children's entertainer and sock model (Gratton Catalogue, 1973-76). Ronnie Rigsby’s alter ego Logan Murray is one half of the infamous 1990s double act ‘Bib and Bob’ with Jerry Sadowitz. His most proud of a glittering showbiz career was supplying all the voices for The Beano's Dennis the Menace and Gnasher TV Show.

Clockwork Watch - Enter the Steampunk/ Victoriana world of Clockwork Watch. Set in a retro-futuristic London where mechanical slaves, designed to keep the city ticking along, gain sentience and seek their civil rights. Clockwork Watch is an interactive story spanning graphic novels, live events, role- play, online and film written by Yomi Ayeni and illustrated by Jennie Gyllblad.

 The Emporium will also host an almighty exotic and irresistible mix of highly sought after goods.... otherwise known as a shop. Throughout the weekend a carefully-selected group of publishers and creators plucked out of the Comics Clocktower at their behest will be on sale, featuring Knockabout, Hunt Emerson, Blackhearted Press, Ocelot Games, Yomi Ayeni and Jennie Gyllblad. 
 
• The Magnificent Knockabout White Elephant Emporium takes place in Elephant Emporium @ Elephant Yard, Kendal, UK over the Festival weekend only - one of the selling points for Biffa Bacon’s “Fighter Fluid” Limited Edition Festival Beer!  It’s all free (apart from the Photo Booth, which is charging £3 for their calling cards) but the organisers will gladly accept donations towards next year’s festival – so give freely on exiting the emporium! The VIZ Unmasked exhibition and The Photo Booth are a co-creation with Kendal College Theatre and Event Team

• 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

• Sign up for the Festival's newsletter here for the latest news! Web: www.comicartfestival.com 
 
The Magnificent Knockabout White Elephant Emporium Timetable
 
Elephant Emporium @ Elephant Yard, Kendal - For one weekend only - All free but subject to capacity
   
Friday 17 October

 1.00pm - 6.00pm Pop Up
 2 - 4.00pm Live Draw with VIZ – Graham Dury and Simon Thorp
 4.00pm She Lives page-turning sessions by Woodrow Phoenix

 Saturday 18 October

 9.45am Hunt Emerson’s Fez Tai Chi classes
 10.00am - 6.00pm Pop Up
 10.30am, 1.30pm & 5.30pm She Lives pageturning sessions by Woodrow Phoenix
 10.30am - 12.30pm Live Draw with Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy, MPH) and Peter Doherty (Jupiter’s Legacy)
 2.00pm - 4.00pm Live Draw with VIZ – Graham Dury, Simon Thorp and Barney Farmer
 2.00pm - 4.00pm Here Come the Frogs - official signings - The Hartlepool Monkey Wilfrid Lupano and Jeremie Moreau
 8.00pm Wonderful World of Ronnie Rigsby Comedy Club

 Sunday 19 October

 10.30am – 5.00pm Pop Up
 10.30am 12 noon - Here Come the Frogs - official signings - The Hartlepool Monkey Wilfrid Lupano and Jeremie Moreau... Plus look out for some special ad hoc signings by other Knockabout friends!
 10.15am Hunt Emerson’s Fez Tai Chi classes
 11.00am, 3.00pm and 5.00pm She Lives page-turning sessions by Woodrow Phoenix
 11.00am - 1.00pm Live Draw with Boulet (French comics rock star!) and Junko Mizuno
 2.00pm - 4.00pm Live Draw with VIZ – Graham Dury and Simon Thorp
 
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. 
 
Recent Releases
  Full Lakes International Comic Art Festival programme released: You can now view the full festival programme online. Full festival programme click here

• VIZ UnMasked: Go Behind the scenes on Britain's top adult humour comic

• Lakes Festival’s “Family Zone” Events – Great Fun for all Ages!

• Bryan Hitch joins Lakes Festival line-up, Emma Vieceli announced as patron

• Comic creators and locals team up for Lakes Festival’s “Windows Trail”

• Dobby to Dark Knight: Concept Artists in Action

• Niffenegger, Fegredo, Boulet and Stok join Lakes International Comic Art Festival Line-Up

• Creators set to assemble in Lakes Festival’s “Comics Clock Tower”

• Digital Comics Under the Spotlight at Lakes International Comic Art Festival 
 
Tickets for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th - 19th October 2014) are on sale now. Sign up for the Festival's newsletter here for the latest news! 
Web: www.comicartfestival.com

For further information contact: Julie Tait - [email protected]

Images of most announced guests, Festival poster and mascot images can be found here:

Web Resolution: www.flickr.com/photos/116459003@N07
 
 

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With tomorrow seeing the release of 2000 AD’s special 1900th edition, two of the legendary weekly anthology’s biggest creators are joining the alien editor of 2000 AD, Tharg the Mighty, for a very special ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit’s comics forum.

On Wednesday September 24th from 1pm GMT (8am EST) , Dan, Ian, and the green-skinned alien being known only as Tharg will be taking questions from Earthlets to mark the publication of Prog 1900, the perfect jumping on point for new readers. This is a rare opportunity to grill the editor of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic about the line-up for this special issue and his plans for future Thrills!

Abnett is known not only for creating Sinister Dexter and Kingdom for 2000 AD but also for having his reinvention of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy turned into the summer’s biggest movie. Edginton is the New York Times bestselling writer behind Hinterkind and Leviathan.

Tharg the Mighty is originally from Quaxxann in the Betelgeuse system. He landed in the UK in 1977 and established 2000 AD as the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic to bring Thrill-power to the people of Earth, and combat Thrill Suckers everywhere. His teams of creative robots, called Droids, put together every issue of 2000 AD from the Nerve Centre, deep in the heart of Oxfordshire.

The Reddit comics forum can be found here: www.reddit.com/r/comicbooks/

2000 AD Prog 1900 has three brand new strips by our biggest creators and it’s the perfect issue for new readers looking to start collecting 2000 AD! Inside the brand new Judge Dredd cover by Greg Staples, sporting a new logo by 2000 AD’s lead designer Pye Parr, Prog 1900 will feature:

Judge Dredd: Block Judge – Dredd co-creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra return as Dredd takes on the problems of a single city block - but is Mega-City One's toughest lawman up to the challenge of 'community policing'?

Kingdom: Aux Drift – by Dan Abnett and Richard Elson. In the far future, mankind has been all but destroyed and genetically-modified dogs fight giant insects in a post apocalyptic Earth. Abnett and Elson team up again to bring you the ballad of Gene the Hackman!

 Stickleback: The Thru’Penny Opera – by Ian Edginton and D'Israeli. In London at the end of the 19th Century, Stickleback is the master criminal who pulls the strings amidst the denizens of the capital's underworld, and leads a gang of freaks, oddballs and semi-supernatural entities that have got the city under their thumb. But what is his darkest secret? And can he keep it hidden 'til the very end?

It’s never been easier to start reading this powerhouse of British comics and you can download a review copy of Prog 1900 right here: https://app.box.com/s/6btmntkbkfilczn5ufuh and the cover from here: https://app.box.com/s/q4u995zfkm74t1m2idvb

2000 AD Prog 1900 will be available from all good stockists on Wednesday 24th September, as well as worldwide DRM-free digital from the 2000 AD webshop and through the 2000 AD iPad app.

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Press Releases / Apex Magazine Editorial Announcement
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:09:37 AM »

Apex Publications' owner/publisher Jason Sizemore made a big announcement today is regard to Apex Magazine. You can read it below:
 
Dear Apex Magazine Readers,

Within a few months, I will be making an occupational transition that will allow me to focus more on Apex Books and Apex Magazine. This is a huge opportunity, one I’ve been working toward for quite awhile. As part of this transition, I will be stepping in as Apex Magazine‘s editor-in-chief. Sigrid Ellis, by any measure, has done a fantastic job during her tenure as editor-in-chief. She’s a joy to work with, and I have no doubt she will have many great opportunities ahead of her.

Apex will publish the issues as planned and purchased through December 2014. Beginning now, I will be selecting our 2015 magazine content. I will be looking for the same kind of diverse, groundbreaking content that Apex Magazine has become known for publishing.

Apex will honor its commitment to publish the short stories that Sigrid has placed in our inventory for 2015, where and when to be announced soon.

Additionally, Bianca Spriggs will be taking over as our poetry editor. Elise Matthesen has done a wonderful job, and I thank her for giving us her time and talents over the past year.

I hope to keep Sigrid and Elise in the Apex family. In fact, Sigrid and I are discussing various project ideas, and hopefully we’ll have something to announce on that front soon.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at [email protected].

Thank you for supporting Apex Magazine in the past, the present, and the future!

Sincerely,
Jason Sizemore

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 twice 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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Summer is nearing its end, and the time has come to banish the beach towels to the back of the cupboard - so we here at Eurospan are fighting the autumn blues with a very special deal!

 Whether you are getting ready for the new academic year, need to prepare for a busy period in the office, or want to stock up your library – you can now get all* your essential reading at a fantastic 25% discount AND with free worldwide delivery!

 Simply visit www.eurospanbookstore.com to claim your discount, but hurry up!
Offer ends at midnight on Sunday 21st September 2014.

It's now gone up to the 28th so they must be doing well.

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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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