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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twitter: @arcanastudio   

Instagram: @arcanastudio



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

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

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

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

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage  ST = The Strain Signing Stage

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

   Neil Druckmann

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   Juan Ferreyra, Chris Roberson, Joshua Williamson, Ariel Olivetti, E. M. Gist,
   Christopher Sebela

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, July 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sunday, July 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get a sneak peek at the third episode of FX’s brand-new series, The Strain. In episode 3, “Gone Smooth,” Eph and Nora fight to save Captain Redfern’s life before coming face to face with the horrifying effects of the virus. A spike in rat attacks signals Fet that something inexplicable is happening deep below the city. Released from jail, Setrakian begins his own merciless plan to stop the spread of the disease. Written by Chuck Hogan; directed by David Semel. After the screening, join series creators Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and Chuck Hogan and show runner Carlton Cuse (Lost), along with the cast members Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland, and Jack Kesy.
IDW Publishing’s 2014  San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule

Full List of This Years Best Panels & Signings Unleashed!

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

IDW has an amazing list of talent signing in BOOTH #2643 this year. Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working in comics today!
Wednesday July 23 - Preview Night
6:00 – 7:30 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition                        Launch Party! – Dave Gibbons 
                     (*Check out the show exclusive HC!)
6:00 – 7:30 Ragnarök Launch Party!  – 
                      Walter Simonson 
                     (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 7:30 – 9:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE Launch Party! – 
                      John Barber, Tom Scioli
                     (*Check out the show exclusives!)
Thursday July 24
 10:00 – 11:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
                         (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 10:00 – 11:00 Darby Pop’s 7th Sword – John Raffo, Andrew Robinson, Doug Sirois,
                        Walter Gatus
 11:00 – 12:00 Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two – Douglas Wolk, Ulises Farinas, Ryan
 11:00 – 1:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                       (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 12:00 – 1:00 X-Files: Season 10 – Joe Harris
 1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland – Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez
 2:00 – 3:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
                        Simonson, Jim Zub, Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo)
                      (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 3:00 – 4:00 Monster & Madman – Steve Niles
 3:00 – 4:00 The Other Dead – Digger T. Mesch, Joshua Ortega
 3:00 – 4:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
 4:00 – 5:00 Monkeybrain – Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver (Edison Rex), Brian
                        Winkeler & Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads)
 4:00 – 5:00 Monster Motors – Brian Lynch (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 5:00 – 6:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE – John Barber, Tom Scioli, with special guest
                      Rob Liefeld! (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 5:00 – 6:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
 6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Flint Dille, Chris Metzen,
                        Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
Friday July 25
 10:00 – 11:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
                          Simonson, Jim Zub, Derek Charm, Van Partible (creator of Johnny
                          Bravo) (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 11:00 – 12:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                         (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 11:00 – 12:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 12:00 – 1:00 Borderlands – Mikey Neumann, Dave Eddings (voice of Claptrap)
 12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
 1:00 – 2:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland – Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez
 1:00 – 2:00 Alan Robert’s Killogy – Marky Ramone (of The Ramones)
 2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen,
                      J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
 3:00 – 4:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik
                       Burnham, Nick Pitarra (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 4:00 – 5:00 The Illegitimates  – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc
 4:00 – 5:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
                       (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
 5:00 – 6:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Andy
                     Price, Sara Richard, Agnes Garbowska (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 5:00 – 6:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
 6:00 – 7:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE – John Barber, Tom Scioli
                     (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 6:00 – 7:00 Darby Pop’s Indestructible – Jeff Kline, Jose Lopez, Bernard Chang
Saturday July 26
 10:00 – 11:00 The Blaze Brothers – Matthew Scott Krentz, Vernon Whitlock III
 10:00 – 11:00 Darby Pop’s Doberman – Tony Fleecs, Bernard Chang, Jack Lambert,
                        Scott Marder, Rob Rosell with guest Ken Kristensen (Indestructible)
 11:00 – 12:00 Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Artist’s Edition  – Mike Mignola (*ticketed signing
                          – See employee for Details) (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 12:00 – 1:00 X-Files: Season 10 – Joe Harris
 12:00 – 1:00 Monkeybrain – Sean E. Williams (Artful Daggers), Brian Winkeler &
                       Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads)
 1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Monster Motors – Brian Lynch (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Mars Attacks: First Born, The Hollows – Chris Ryall
 2:00 – 3:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 2:00 – 3:00 Winterworld, G.I. JOE – Chuck Dixon (*Check out the show exclusive!)
 3:00 – 4:00 Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
 4:00 – 5:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
                    (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
 5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Tom Scioli, Brendan Cahill, Mairghread
                        Scott, Flint Dille (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen,
                        J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
 6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
Sunday July 27
 10:00 – 12:00 INDEPENDENTS DAY!! IDW Creator-Owned Projects! A murderer’s
                Row of talent in one place, all signing together!
 10:00 – 11:00 The Blaze Brothers – Matthew Scott Krentz, Vernon Whitlock III
                         Black Dynamite – Brian Ash, Yassir Lester
 11:00 – 12:00 Mean Streets – Ben Wagner
                         Gateway – Joe Halpin Sr., Joe Halpin Jr. 
                         Red Star – Christian Gossett
  11:00 – 12:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
                          (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
 12:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik
                        Burnham, Nick Pitarra (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
                     (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
 1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
 2:00 – 3:00 Yoe Books! – Craig Yoe, Jack Mendelsohn (Jacky’s Diary)
 3:00 – 4:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
                        Simonson, Derek Charm (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 3:00 – 4:00 Littlest Pet Shop – Georgia Ball
 4:00 – 5:00 Angry Birds – Paul Tobin (*Check out the show exclusives!)
 4:00 – 5:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
                         (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
And check out all of IDW's amazing panels this year!
*Click on panel names for links that take you directly to these panels on the official Comic-Con 2014 schedule website where you can sign in or log on to bookmark these panels and sync them to your phone or calendar.
IDW Artist's Editions, Thursday, 7/24/14, 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m., Room: 4
 Join Artist’s Edition editor Scott Dunbier as he blathers on and on about Artist’s Editions past, present and future. There will be a couple of cool announcements as well as special guests Walter Simonson, Dave Gibbons and IDW President (and art lover) Greg Goldstein—what more could you possibly want?
Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life, Thursday, 7/24/14, 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m., Room: 7AB
 Join the Skylanders team for an inside look at the creative process that brings Toys to Life™ –and for the first time, life to toys. I-Wei Huang, director at Toys for Bob, will explain the process of creating Skylanders’ charming roster of characters, while Richard Horvitz, famed voice of Kaos, discusses the critical role that voice-over acting plays in animating each character. Renowned comic-book writer, Ron Marz, will delve into the comic world of Skylanders and how this brand extension is taking Skylanders to a new level. Every attendee will receive limited edition Skylanders merchandise.
Moving Forward by Looking Back --- This is the Golden Age of Classic Comic Collections, Friday, 7/25/14, 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Room: 32AB
 Join President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein as he leads a spirited discussion about the recent boom in prestige collections of archival comic material! Joining Greg will be renowned "comic book historian" Craig Yoe, VP of Book Trade Sales at Dark Horse Comics Michael Martens, founder of Sunday Press Peter Maresca, Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Eric Reynolds and IDW Senior Editor of Special Projects Scott Dunbier. If you have a bookshelf bowing under the weight of great big books full of comics, and still crave more, this is the panel for you! Plus --- announcements and giveaways. Just added! Dean Mullaney, from the Library of American Comics!
IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More!, Friday, 7/25/14, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 8
 Join IDW Editors John Barber and Carlos Guzman, along with Michael Kelly, Hasbro's Director, Global Publishing—for a comprehensive overview of all things IDW & Hasbro! Transformers! My Little Pony! G.I. JOE! Dungeons & Dragons! Announcements! Prizes! More! Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, writer/artist Tom Scioli, and many more special guests! 
IDW: Rock This Town!, Friday, 7/25/14, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 4
 IDW invites you to join in their 15th anniversary celebration with this panel featuring IDW’s own “Martin & Lewis,” Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Erik Burnham, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Tipton, and more to come for a spirited chat filled with announcements galore!
IDW: Summer Blockbusters!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 28DE
This panel is star-studded! Join IDW Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez, Jonathan Maberry, Walter Simonson, and Chuck Dixon for a lively discussion concerning the four biggest creator-owned books of the Summer, Little Nemo, V-Wars, Ragnarök and Winterworld!
Berkeley Breathed: The Last Comic-Con Panel!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m., Room: 9
Legendary creator Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County, Opus, Flawed Dogs) makes a rare appearance at Comic-Con-International and—even MORE rare—will be hosting his second (and probably final) presentation. He’s a bit mysterious about what he’ll be presenting. However, there is unofficial word that he may be revealing recent illicit photos and art of his best friend Bill Watterson “borrowed” from the latter’s secret retreat in the foothills of Colorado. We’ll see you there. Get your seats early.
IDW Presents: Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez, Saturday, 7/26/14, 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
2014 saw the end of the Eisner Award-winning series Locke & Key come to an end. Now, join creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, along with IDW's Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, as they discuss the end of that seminal series, Joe and Gabe's follow-up projects (Wraith & Little Nemo, respectively) and what they have coming for the future with IDW, and who knows what else? With these 3, it's always an adventure. 
IDW: Pop Culture Mix-Tape, Saturday, 7/26/14, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 4
Join IDW's VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Godzilla scribe Chris Mowry, America's Army writer M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt from Comics Experience, special guests from Darby Pop, Monkeybrain and more, as they discuss the ever-growing slate of exciting new projects from the powerhouse publisher. Prizes, announcements, Q&A and hilarity will ensue!
IDW: Comics Make for Great Games!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m., Room: 4
Join Jerry Bennington and Nate Murray from IDW's new division, IDW Games for top secret info on the best tabletop boardgames around, including X-Files, Kill Shakespeare, Chew, Machi Koro, and more! Featuring special guest John Layman of Chew fame, and more! Who knows, you may even get to play a game or two!
Superheroes Are Saving Millions of Lives -- For Real! Saturday, 7/26/14, 7:30p.m. - 8:30p.m., Room: 26AB
 Come to the ultimate feel-good panel! An inspiring and heartwarming look at an uncanny team of comic book superheroes! The School of 5 and their comic books, distributed in 23 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America, are reaching 120 million people to save the lives of 5 million children who die every year from diarrheal diseases contracted from dirty hands. The School of 5, created by Craig Yoe, teach children and their families through their comic books the importance of washing with soap and water in 22 countries like India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Brazil, and Kenya through Unilever and partners like the UN's UNICEF, Save the Children, and local governments. Panel participants include Eisner Award winner Craig Yoe,, and Stacie June Sheldon, Lifebuoy Global Social Mission Program Manager. Come and prepare to be amazed--and get free comic books--and bring a tissue to wipe away the super tears of joy! 
IDW: Kids Comics!, Sunday, 7/27/14, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 4
 Who's got the best comics for kids? IDW, of course! My Little Pony! Angry Birds! TMNT! Littlest Pet Shop! Skylanders! Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! Join editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, David Hedgecock and Carlos Guzman as they talk all these titles and more! With special guests Louise Simonson, Katie Cook, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Derek Charm, and too many more to mention! Plus, free comics for kids! 
Conventions and events / Edge-Lit 3 - ten days and counting!
« Last post by AlexDavis on July 09, 2014, 10:58:31 AM »
Evening all,

Just wanted to pop up a quick post as we're now only a week and a half away from Edge-Lit 3 here in Derby - we're heading towards a crammed day of science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing, with panels, book launches, workshops, signings and much more! We've got Joe Abercrombie and Charles Stross as our Guests of Honour, so come and down and join us if you can - it's going to be a cracker! Loads more info at or if you wanted to get in touch with any questions, feel free to drop me a line at [email protected]!

Thanks a lot

Join us at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, this summer, for a truly fantastical array of signings, reading and events!
We’re kicking off an all-star guest list with Joe Abercrombie on Friday 11th July, and throughout the summer, we’ll be celebrating everything glorious about genre fiction books! We’re hosting events with some of the best – and best-known – authors from across the genre/s, and from across the ocean.
Make a note of the dates below: -
Friday 11th July 6 – 7pm – Joe Abercrombie reading from and signing HALF A KING
Tuesday 15th July 6 – 7pm – Mitch Benn signing TERRA’S WORLD
Wednesday 23rd July 6 – 7pm – Gail Z Martin singing DEADLY CURIOSITIES
Saturday 2nd August 1 – 2pm – the launch of VAMPIRES: THE HUNTER’S GUIDE
Monday 4th August 6 – 7pm – Brandon Sanderson reading from and signing WORDS OF RADIANCE
Wednesday 6th August 6 – 7pm – Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent signing FIEFDOM
Thursday 7th August 6 – 7pm – Tom Pollock reading from and signing OUR LADY OF THE STREETS
Tuesday 12th August 1 – 2pm – Lauren Beukes signing BROKEN MONSTERS
Tuesday 12th August 6 – 7pm – Robin Hobb signing FOOL’S ASSASSIN
Wednesday 13th August 6 – 7pm – join the ANGRY ROBOT SUMMER INVASION, with Madeline Ashby, Wesley Chu, Adam Christopher, Anne Lyle and Mike Shevdon
Thursday 14th August 1 – 2pm – Peter V Brett reading from and signing THE DAYLIGHT WAR and THE GREAT BAZAAR.
Thursday 14th August 4 – 5pm – Jeff VanderMeer reading from and signing The SOUTHERN REACH trilogy
Monday 18th August 6 – 7pm – Scott Lynch signing THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES
Wednesday 20th August 6 – 7pm – Kelley Armstrong signing VISIONS
Saturday 30th August 1 – 2pm – Toby Frost signing END OF EMPIRES
Sunday 31st August – Charlaine Harris signing MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD
To find out any more about any of these events, they’re on our website here - or you can follow us on Twitter @ForbiddenPlanet to keep up-to-date with the latest news!

Saying hello / Re: Hello, compatriots!
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« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on July 03, 2014, 12:44:23 PM »

Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the award-winning Scott Pilgrim series, is set to undertake a major signing tour of UK and Ireland in August to coincide with the release of his much-anticipated new graphic novel, SECONDS.

SelfMadeHero, the independent UK graphic novel publisher, is publishing the book in August. The tour will give fans a chance to meet the international bestselling author.

Bryan Lee O’Malley is due to appear at the following locations:

14th  August - Gosh Comics, London (launch event)

15th August  - British Library, London (talk and signing)

16th August  - Comica Comiket, British Library

17th August  -  Forbidden Planet International, Edinburgh

17th August  -  Edinburgh International Book Festival (talk and signing)

18th August  -  Page 45, Nottingham

19th August  - Travelling Man, Leeds

                       -   Travelling Man, Manchester

20th August  -  Forbidden Planet International, Dublin

Seconds is published on 14th August, full colour, hardback 336pp, rrp £15.99
Feedback / Re: In Dark Service
« Last post by Sir Tibbins on June 24, 2014, 12:57:12 AM »
Inquiring minds are sometimes rewarded . . . one new In Dark Service board now set up in the Stephen Hunt author's corner.

Feedback / In Dark Service
« Last post by andyw1691 on June 23, 2014, 02:19:44 PM »
Is Stephen Hunts Author Corner going to be expanded to have an 'In Dark Service' section?

Enquiring minds want to know...

Feedback / Re: Daisy sentient sentences
« Last post by andyw1691 on June 23, 2014, 02:12:26 PM »
Admonished the aged wizard as his young apprentice stood with his hand in a bucket of water from which emanated wisps of steam.
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