Press Release: Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in need, will be attending Long Beach Comic and Horror Con this weekend, November 3rd and 4th at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard.
Calling all Fantastic Four lovers! Hero will be showing off selected Fantastic Four #600 original covers at Long Beach Comic Con at booth number #213. Check them out up close and personal, and look for the auctions starting on eBay.com on Nov. 6, under seller: HeroInitiative. Don’t miss it!
In honor of the 30th anniversary of John Carpenter’s The Thing, Storm King Productions has commissioned a limited edition print for the movie featuring NEW art by local artist Dan Panosian! This limited edition print is available for $20, autographed by Dan Panosian! Only 50 copies of the print are also available autographed by JOHN CARPENTER as well at $30! Go to the Storm King booth, #913, before they run out! ALL proceeds benefit Hero Initiative!
We are having $1 sale all weekend! Yes you heard that right—ALL WEEKEND! The Ultimate Spider-Man 100 Project softcover,? The New Avengers 100 Project softcover,? Archie: 50 Times an American Icon softcover, Salimba, and?Vision Machine?? are all just $1 each, limit one per item per customer while supplies last at the Hero booth!
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.
Press Release: The offices of ISIS, Wilfred’s house and the SAMCRO Clubhouse will be empty starting July 12, as the casts of FX’s Wilfred, Archer and Sons Of Anarchy head down to Comic-Con for panel discussions and autograph signings.
Fans will be treated to a screening of the season four premiere episode of Archer during their panel, while Wilfred will screen a never-before-seen episode. Since the first episode of Sons Of Anarchy season five will not be ready, expect some exclusive first-look footage, as well as some giveaways for the fans.
Below is the full schedule.
Thursday, July 12
FOX Booth Signing – 1:30-2:30pm
Press Room – 2:45-3:45pm (Room TBD)
Panel – 4:00-5:00pm: Screening and Q &A: Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) stars as “Ryan,” a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with "Wilfred," his neighbor’s canine pet, played by Jason Gann (The Wedge), who co-created and starred in the Australian version of Wilfred in 2007. While everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, Ryan sees a crude and surly man in cheap dog suit. Join Elijah and Jason with Wilfred co-stars Fiona Gubelmann (Don’t Trust The B** in Apt 23) and Dorian Brown (Roommates) as well as showrunner/executive producer David Zuckerman (Family Guy) and executive producer/director Randall Einhorn (The Office) as they discuss bringing this unique, live-action comedy to life. Room: Indigo (Hilton Bayfront). Moderator: Alan Sepinwall (HitFix)
FOX Booth Signing – 2:45-3:45pm
Press Room: 4:00-5:00pm (Room TBD)
Panel – 5:00-6:00pm: Screening and Q&A. This animated, half-hour comedy revolves around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its self-involved employees. Join series creator Adam Reed (Sealab 2021) and the show’s voice-over actors as they discuss their daunting and enigmatic work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillances – which are all actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Panelists include H. Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers) as the highly skilled yet incredibly vain master spy “Sterling Archer”; Aisha Tyler (The Talk) as Archer’s fellow agent and ex-girlfriend “Lana Kane”; Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) as the easily intimidated comptroller-turned-ISIS-agent, “Cyril Figgis”; Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as the loquacious secretary, “Cheryl Tunt”; and Amber Nash (Frisky Dingo) as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, “Pam Poovey.” Room: Indigo (Hilton Bayfront). Moderator: TBD
Sunday, July 15
Sons Of Anarchy
Press Room – 11:40am-1:00pm (Sapphire EF)
FOX Booth Signing – 1:30pm-2:30pm
2:45-3:45pm Sons Of Anarchy: Get an inside look into the world of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield) and the entire cast: Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Ryan Hurst and Dayton Callie. Room: Hall H. Moderator: Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly)
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Sons Of Anarchy, Justified and American Horror Story, and acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Brand X with Russell Brand, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Legit. Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. The network's other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with UFC and NCAA football.
Press Release - June 27th, 2012: MTV announced today the hit drama "Teen Wolf" will be back at Comic-Con for the third consecutive year, with a panel featuring all the stars from the series, and a special sneak peek of an all-new episode. In addition, MTV Geek! will host a live pitch competition between three top comic creators in the industry. For those who can't make it to San Diego this year, MTV News and MTV Geek! will bring the Con to fans providing wall-to-wall convention coverage.
"Teen Wolf" cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes are taking Comic-Con by storm again, and giving fans an exclusive first-look at an all-new episode, along with the latest scoop from season two during the Q&A session, moderated by TV Guide Magazine Senior Writer, Damian Holbrook. Fans will want to stick around for the can't-miss world premiere trailer of MTV's upcoming scripted comedy series, "The Inbetweeners," immediately following the Q&A session. The series, from executive producer Brad Copeland ("Arrested Development," "My Name is Earl"), will premiere Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
On Thursday, July 12, join MTV Comics Executive Editor Tom Akel for MTV Presents: Creator Pitch LIVE!, a live pitch competition between three of the top creators in the business, including Image co-founder/Top Cow CEO and co-creator of "Witchblade" and "The Darkness," Marc Silvestri, co-creator of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and owner/editor/publisher of "Heavy Metal," Kevin Eastman, and Eisner Award-winning creator of the all-ages hit "Mouse Guard," David Petersen.
Just three weeks prior to Comic-Con, the creators will each be given the same topic, something that's been a hot button issue to the industry from the past year, from which they will draw their inspiration to develop a new comic series. Creators have 10 minutes to present their pitch to the fans, there will be time for questions, and then put it to a vote that's determined by the fans.
MTV News and MTV Geek will be live all week long from San Diego delivering complete coverage from the panels, on the floor, in the press rooms, on the streets, and live broadcasts from the Hilton and the Omni hotels throughout the week. Join hosts Josh Horowitz and Steven Smith for fan-favorite movies, comic creators, TV shows, cosplay, gaming and more! Keep it locked to www.comic-con.mtv.com for the schedule and updates and follow along on Twitter using #MTVSDCC.
Please Note: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change
MTV PANEL SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JULY 12
"Teen Wolf" Panel
MTV Presents: Creator Pitch LIVE!
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
Press Release - June 27th, 2012: CBS, SHOWTIME and the CW will make their mark at Comic-Con 2012 with star-studded sessions and signings, including premiere screenings of new series and first looks at the new seasons of returning hits. CBS Corporation’s extensive presence includes cast and creative team panels with exclusive debuts of episodes, clips and trailers; non-stop booth activity with autograph signings, contests and giveaways; “CBS Buzz Tour” activities and swag; interactive opportunities and on-site coverage via CBS Interactive’s CBS.com, GameSpot and CNET; and the CNET Base Station featuring GameSpot.
The panels will include a CBS Television Studios/CBS session and world premiere pilot screening for the highly-anticipated new series Elementary, a contemporary take on the legendary characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu; a SHOWTIME panel and sneak peek of the first two minutes of the upcoming seaso n premiere of the Emmy-nominated series DEXTER and a first-look trailer of the Golden Globe Award-winning series Homeland; the SHOWTIME panel for the hit series SHAMELESS; the CBS Television Studios/CW panel and pilot premiere viewing of the new series Beauty And The Beast, a modern adaptation of the beloved fairy tale; and the CBS Home Entertainment panel “Before and After: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s Journey into High Definition,” featuring illustrative before and after clips and a sneak peek at all-new featurettes.
Stars scheduled to participate include Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan from Beauty And The Beast; cast members of the Emmy Award-nominated The Big Bang Theory; Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, AJ Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and new cast member Jeanne Tripplehorn from Criminal Minds; Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter and Yvonne Strahovski from DEXTER; Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu from Elementary; Ben Schwartz from HOUSE OF LIES; Pauley Perrette from NCIS; Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman from Person Of Interest; William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Cameron Monaghan and Jeremy Allen White from SHAMELESS; and even Craig Ferguson's robot skeleton sidekick, Geoff Peterson.
CBS.com will offer a window into CBS events, news and action at Comic-Con for fans throughout the country via www.cbs.com/comiccon. Coverage will include interviews with attending CBS stars, man-on-the-street interviews, on-demand video coverage of the CBS series panels and photos from key Comic-Con and CBS events, including autograph signings and CBS booth activities. In addition to CBS.com, fans can get real-time updates through Twitter (@CBSatComicCon or @CBS) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/CBS), including live-tweeting of panels and events and access to photos and video.
For the second year in a row, CNET along with GameSpot will host an interactive station at the iconic Lou & Mickey’s restaurant located in “Ground Zero,” the gateway between San Diego Convention Center and the Gaslamp Quarter where tens of thousands of Comic-Con goers walk by each day. The CNET Base Station featuring GameSpot will be open to all Comic-Con show attendees the first three days of the show (Thursday, July 12-Saturday, July 14) where they can recharge mobile devices, refuel, enjoy some free grub, win cool prizes and play some of the hottest video game titles.
Additionally, GameSpot will cover Comic-Con from the gaming perspective, with a live-streaming stage show at Lou & Mickey’s from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, PT (4:00 PM-7:00 PM, ET), on Thursday, July 12, Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14. GameSpot coverage will also feature a camera person roaming the show floor who takes direction from users at home, who can email their requests to email@example.com. Visit www.comic-con.gamespot.com closer to the event for regular updates.
“Survivor” winner Jenna Morasca will serve as the official Master of Ceremonies at the CBS/SHOWTIME/CW booth (#4129) on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, welcoming and informing fans about the company’s various Comic-Con activities, as well as hosting numerous trivia games with fun prizes. Booth giveaways throughout the five days will include handy Elementary string bags to hold special swag; “CBS Good-eBag cards” to access free downloads of a variety of prized CBS television and publishing content; Person Of Interest screen cleaners; Sharpies for The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, Person Of Interest and Elementary; special “Star Trek: The Next Generation” 25th anniversary posters for 1701 lucky fans; the very first cycling jerseys to feature iconic art from “Star Trek: The Original Series”; sought-after U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D ornaments from Hallmark marking the 25th anniversary of Picard’s brave crew; exclusive collectible Beauty And The Beast lenticular buttons; and to-be-announced SHOWTIME items. Plus, back by popular demand, the booth will again feature the green screen photo booth, which enables fans to insert themselves within cast shots for select CBS, SHOWTIME and CW series.
Additionally, as a key stop on CBS’s summer-long “CBS Buzz Tour” (#cbsbuzz) campaign, the Network’s star-branded and mobile studio-equipped “CBS Buzz Tour” bus will be at Comic-Con through Saturday, July 14. CBS reality star veterans Alex Boylan (THE Amazing Race) and Burton Roberts (SURVIVOR: PEARL ISLANDS), will lead the Buzz Tour’s on-the-road fan activities and will engage viewers from anywhere in the U.S. with CBS.com webisodes, blogs and social media contests and posts. In San Diego, they will give fans special CBS-branded Comic-Con swag, secure behind-the-scenes interviews with CBS stars at the conference and facilitate having the stars answer fan questions submitted via Twitter. Buzz Tour schedules and content will be accessible via www.cbs.com/buzz. Fans can also follow via www.facebook.com/cbsbuzz or on Twitter at @cbsbuzz, @alexboylan and @burtonroberts.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE PANELS:
CBS Home Entertainment – “Before and After: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s Journey into High Definition” Panel
(Thursday, July 12 at 2:00-3:00 PM, Room 7AB)
“Star Trek: The Next Generation” fans are finally getting their wish, with all seven seasons of the beloved series being retransferred into high-definition. “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The First Season” will be released on Tuesday, July 24, and the team behind the project will give fans an insider’s look at how the original film elements were transferred into high-definition and how the visual effects were painstakingly recreated from the source material to look better than ever. The session will include a first look screening of before and after clips (standard definition versus high definition on Blu-ray).
Robert Meyer Burnett will moderate the panel, which includes Roger Lay, Jr. (Producer/Director, Blu-ray), Mike and Denise Okuda (Project Consultants), David S. Grant (Vice President, Multimedia, CBS Television Distribution), Ryan Adams (Director, Multimedia, CBS Television Distribution), Craig Weiss (Creative Director, CBS Digital), Eric Bruno (Lead Compositor) and Wade Felker (Film Transfer Technician).
For updates, check www.facebook.com/StarTrek or follow on Twitter at @StarTrek.
CBS Television Studios/CW Beauty And The Beast Screening/Panel #batbSDCC
(Thursday, July 12 at 3:30-4:35 PM, Ballroom 20)
Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville”) and Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) along with Executive Producers Jennifer Levin (“Without a Trace”), Sherri Cooper (“Brothers & Sisters”), Brian Peterson (“Smallville”) and Kelly Souders (“Smallville”) discuss the new CW fall series, a modern adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Centering on Catherine Chandler (Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective who is haunted by witnessing her mother's murder nine years ago – as well as the murderer’s quick demise at what she perceived to be the hands of a beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally discovers the beast is Vincent Keller (Ryan), a survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong and left him in hiding to lead a secret life. Join the cast and producers for an exclusive viewing of the first episode, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dalton Ross (Assistant Managing Editor, Entertainment Weekly).
For the latest updates on Beauty And The Beast, go to www.cwtv.com/beauty-and-the-beast, www.facebook.com/BeautyandtheBeast, or follow on Twitter at @CW_Network, @CBSTVStudios and @MsKristinKreuk.
CBS Television Studios/CBS Elementary Screening/Panel #ItsElementary
(Thursday, July 12 at 4:40-5:45 PM, Ballroom 20)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson over 120 years ago, and this fall on CBS the dynamic duo gets a modern-day makeover cracking cases in contemporary New York City. Brilliant investigator Sherlock, played by Jonny Lee Miller (“Dexter”), is a recent rehab graduate paired with his worst nightmare: sober coach Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu (“Charlie’s Angels”). Together, Sherlock’s unique detective skills and Watson’s medical expertise form a formidable force capable of solving the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Comic-Con guests will be the first to see the premiere episode of the new television series, followed by a panel discussion with series stars Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Executive Producers Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Assistant Managing Editor, Dalton Ross.
For the latest updates on Elementary, go to www.cbs.com/shows/Elementary, www.facebook.com/ElementaryCBS or follow on Twitter at @Elementary_CBS and @CBSatComicCon.
The SHOWTIME DEXTER Panel – and Exclusive SHOWTIME Trailers #dexterSDCC
(Thursday, July 12 at 6:00-7:15 Ballroom 20)
The gasps from last season’s finale can still be heard among every DEXTER fan as their worst fears were realized… Dexter got caught, and by none other than Deb! What will he do, what will she do… what’s next for America’s favorite serial killer? If the suspense is killing you, then don’t miss this incredible panel, where you’ll be the first to see the Comic-Con exclusive first two minutes of the season premiere. Moderator Ralph Garman (KROQ entertainment reporter) presides over a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers of the Emmy Award-nominated Dexter. Featured panelists include series star/executive producer Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jennifer Carpenter (Deb), the series’ upcoming special guest star Yvonne Strahovski and executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton and Scott Buck.
Plus, Dexter fans will be the first to see the world premiere trailer of one of the hottest series on television, the Golden Globe Award-winning Homeland, presented by executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.
Prior to the DEXTER panel, SHOWTIME will also debut the first chapter of the new season of the animated webisode series “Early Cuts: All In The Family,” narrated by Michael C. Hall, written by Dexter producer Scott Reynolds and illustrated by celebrated comic book artist David Mack. “Early Cuts: All In The Family” continues to tell important stories from Dexter Morgan's past – this season written thematically to tie-in to the season six cliffhanger, as Dexter reflects back on other instances where his sister, Deb, has sensed his darkness.
For the latest updates on DEXTER and Homeland and behind-the-scenes coverage of Comic-Con 2012, go to www.facebook.com/dexter, www.facebook.com/HomelandOnShowtime or follow on Twitter at @SHO_Dexter, ?@J2thecarpenter, @Y_Strahovski, @SHO_Homeland and @HowardMGordon.
The SHOWTIME SHAMELESS Panel #shamelessSDCC
(Saturday, July 14 at 4:00-5:00 PM, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)
The mischievous, unabashed Gallagher clan returns to Comic-Con for a completely shameless panel! Meet the cast and creative team behind one of the hottest SHOWTIME original series, Shameless, moderated by series' writer and consulting producer Mike O’Malley (“Glee”). This scrappy, unique family is incredibly engaging, but being a Gallagher isn’t always as easy as it looks. The cast and executive producer discuss how they capture some of their most shameless moments, plus be there when they answer fan-submitted Twitter questions and reveal the Top Five Fan Favorite Moments as voted on by you! Featured panelists include William H. Macy (Frank), Emmy Rossum (Fiona), Justin Chatwin (Steve), Cameron Monaghan (Ian), Jeremy Allen White (Lip) and more, along with executive producer John Wells (West Wing, ER, Southland).
For the latest updates on SHAMELESS and behind-the-scenes coverage of Comic-Con 2012, go to www.facebook.com/ShamelessOnShowtime or follow on Twitter at @SHO_Shameless, @emmyrossum, @Justingchatwin and @cameronmonaghan.
THE DAILY CBS/SHOWTIME/CW BOOTH HOURS (#4129):
Wednesday, July 11 (6:00-9:00 PM)
Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14 (9:30-7:00 PM)
Sunday, July 15 (9:30 AM-5:30 PM)
CBS/SHOWTIME/CW BOOTH AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE:
Thursday, July 12:
11:30 AM-12:30 PM – Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu from Elementary
5:00-6:15 PM – Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan from Beauty And The Beast
Friday, July 13:
2:15-3:00 PM – Cast members from The Big Bang Theory
Saturday, July 14:
11:00 AM-12:15 PM – Ben Schwartz from HOUSE OF LIES
12:30-1:45 PM – Cast members from SHAMELESS
6:30-7:00 PM – Cast members from Person Of Interest
Sunday, July 15:
11:00 AM-Noon – Cast members from Criminal Minds
12:30-1:30 PM – Pauley Perrette from NCIS
1:45-2:30 PM and 3:30-4:15 PM – Craig Ferguson's robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson
Press Release: Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, celebrates its return to Anime Expo® 2012 with an array of fun booth attractions, product giveaways, special guest appearances, and exciting panel discussions scheduled to take place throughout the unique 4-day Southern California event.
Anime Expo is the nation's largest anime convention and will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA from June 29 th to July 2nd. VIZ Media will be located in Booth 1401. Information on Anime Expo is available at: www.anime-expo.org.
Viz Media will welcome TIGER & BUNNY Executive Producer Masayuki Ozaki as its guest for a very special panel discussion to be held on Saturday, June 30 th at 12PM in Room LP1 The company will augment the TIGER & BUNNY fun at the Saturday panel by also welcoming the series' talented voice actors, Yuri Lowenthall (Barnaby Brooks Jr. / Bunny), Travis Willingham (Rock Bison), Laura Bailey (Dragon Kid), Patrick Seitz (Sky High), John Eric Bentley (Fire Emblem) and Tara Platt (Agnes), who brought the characters to life for North American fans. Don't miss Mr. Ozaki and the TIGER & BUNNY English cast in a special signing session after the panel at the South Hall Autograph Area, at 3:30PM.
Anime and manga fans won't want to miss a special Viz Media panel on what promises to be the biggest development in anime this year. Join company executives on Friday, June 29th at 2:00PM in Petree Hall (Hall CD) for the “Super Secret Viz Media Anime Project” panel.
Viz Media Announces Plans For Anime Expo 2012
Sneak peeks at other upcoming anime and manga series, as well as news on newly licensed properties, will be a major focus of the Viz Media Panel, scheduled for Sunday July 1st at 1:30PM in Room 515A.
Viz Media's colorful booth on the main convention show floor (Booth 1401) will be a continual hub of activity with planned giveaways of sci-fi samplers from the company's Haikasoru literary imprint, full-color anime and manga posters featuring a variety of fan favorite characters, and much more! A special photo op will also be available to create a fun memory and share it with friends after the show!
Manga fans are encouraged to explore Viz Media's WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA, the nation's leading digital manga magazine. Readers that sign-up at the booth for an annual membership during Anime Expo will be treated to a special free YU-GI- OH! Shock Master collectable trading card (limited quantities available)!
Fans are also invited to a fun SHONEN JUMP ALPHA Fan Meet-Up scheduled for Sunday July 1st, at 5PM in Room 515A. Gift bags filled with a variety of fun collectables will be given away (while supplies last) and attendees can meet the SHONEN JUMP ALPHA staff and other WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA readers, and learn all about what the nation's premier digital manga magazine has in-store for future issues. Each new digital edition of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA treats manga fans across North America to the latest chapters of some of the world's most popular manga series only two weeks after they debut in Japan's massively popular WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP magazine.
For more information on TIGER & BUNNY and other animated titles from Viz Media please visit www.VIZAnime.com
About Viz Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Viz Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan- Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, Viz Media offers cutting- edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. Viz Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about Viz Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com
Press Release - June 25th, 2012: TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies, basic cable's #1 new series of last year, is bringing the Second Mass resistance back to San Diego Comic-Con with a panel Q&A and exclusive look at what’s ahead for the remainder of season two. Series stars Noah Wyle (ER), Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Will Patton (Armageddon), Drew Roy (Secretariat), Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club), Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car), Sarah Carter (Shark) and executive producer Remi Aubuchon (24, Persons Unknown) will join moderator Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Leverage) for the panel session on Friday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m. (PT) in room 6BCF at the San Diego Convention Center. An autograph signing will follow at the Dark Horse booth at 6 p.m. (PT).
Falling Skies, currently in the midst of its second season, chronicles the devastating after math of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the nine months since the initial invasion, the few remaining survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force, whose nature and purpose remains a mystery. Falling Skies airs on TNT on Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
Falling Skies comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Robert Rodat, Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman are also executive producers. Fans can find the latest Falling Skies news online at http://fallingskies.com and via twitter http://twitter.com/FallingSkiesTNT. Wheaton currently hosts Falling Skies' post-episode webshow, 2nd Watch, on the Falling Skies website. Each installment features interviews with cast members and producers, along with behind-the-scenes info and sneak peeks.
In its debut season last summer, TNT’s Falling Skies topped the charts as basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011. This year, the show is off to a strong start, averaging 5.5 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery for its two-hour season premiere on June 17. On the international front, Falling Skies premiered in more than 115 global markets, achieving hit status in the United Kingdom, Australia and Latin America, among others. The premiere of Falling Skies also ranks as the biggest series launch ever for TNT networks in Spain, Germany and Austria.
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Dallas, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Major Crimes, Perception and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer's The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (working title) and 72 Hours (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
Press Release - July 25, 2012: At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Cartoon Network’s amplified Convention Center presence will include a fan-centric booth, buzzing with activity showcasing a life-sized, interactive re-creation of the living room from their hit series Regular Show, where lead characters Mordecai and Rigby spend a majority of their time. As the network prepares for its 20th Birthday celebration later this year, fans will have an opportunity to be filmed by Cartoon Network cameras in the Regular Show living room or in the Network’s 20th Birthday “confessional room” sharing some of their favorite Cartoon Network memories. Some lucky fans may even be featured on the Network during three upcoming marathon weekends! For fans and collectors alike, this year’s Comic-Con exclusive giveaways will include five different Regular Show buttons and a sure-to-please Cartoon Network 20th Birthday mini-poster.
With hit animated comedy series Regular Show and Adventure Time taking center stage at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, events will include star-studded panels and signings along with other featured Cartoon Network series Ben 10:Omniverse, Annoying Orange, Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk, Level Up, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, MAD and many more!
Can’t make it the Con? No problem! “Cartoon Network’s Big Fan Weekend” will invite viewers from across the country to tune-in Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 for a first look at new series, sneak peeks of returning series and on-the-scene Comic-Con exclusives.
Below is a schedule of Cartoon Network series panels, fan events and signings at 2012 Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 15, 2012. All times, dates and locations subject to change.
Thursday, July 12
CARTOON NETWORK: Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk
Picking up where the critically-acclaimed feature film, How to Train Your Dragon, left off, this weekly animated series follows the continuing adventures of master dragon trainer Hiccup, his faithful dragon Toothless and his friends on the island of Berk. Dragon training reaches new heights as our heroes unlock secrets about their dragons, explore wild frontiers and discover new dragon species, all while battling against fierce enemies they never dreamed existed. Come get a first look at the series, which premieres this fall on Cartoon Network, and hear from some of the talented dragon trainers who helped bring it to life. Room 6A
WB: MAD Screening and Q&A
It’s a MAD world, we just laugh in it. The magazine you tried to hide from your parents is now an animated series on Cartoon Network! Currently in its third season, this Warner Bros. Animation series is inspired by the country’s best-selling humor magazine, MAD, and features animated parodies, crazy commercials, pretend promos and classic gags. Take a peek behind the MAD curtain and learn what goes in to bringing the funny to your television every week. Back to bring more laughs this year will be series producers Kevin Shinick (Crank Yankers) and Mark Marek (Robot Chicken) along with Peter Girardi, Senior Vice President of Series and Alternative Animation at Warner Bros. Animation. Room 6DE
Friday, July 13
CARTOON NETWORK: Annoying Orange
Boasting more than 1 billion YouTube views to date, Annoying Orange is the Web sensation transformed into a new Cartoon Network television series that follows Orange and his buddies as they go on a wide range of adventures taking them from the fruit stand to parts unknown and everything in between. Join series creator Dane Boedigheimer (Orange), Toby Turner (Nerville) and others for a delightfully annoying time. Room 6A
CARTOON NETWORK: Regular Show
Yeaaauuhhh! It’s Regular Show at Comic-Con 2012! Join series creator JG Quintel (Mordecai, High Five Ghost), Bill Salyers (Rigby), Sam Marin (Benson, Pops, Muscle Man) and others for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the comedy, drama and tomfoolery that make this Regular Show so jolly good. Come for the merrymaking, stay for songs, sneaks and surprises! Room 6A
Saturday, July 14
CARTOON NETWORK: Adventure Time
Not just any ol’ panel, this is Adventure Time! Join series creator Pendleton Ward (Lumpy Space Princess), Jeremy Shada (Finn), Tom Kenny (Ice King) and others as you experience the all out good time that is Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time! There will be singing, live readings, lots of exclusive clips and other mathematical surprises! Room 6A
LUCAS PANEL: Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Onto Season Five
The aftermath of Season Four has left the Star Wars galaxy a very dangerous place: Darth Maul is alive, Asajj Ventress is a bounty hunter, and the Mandalorian Death Watch is deadlier than ever. How will these threads continue in Season Five of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? Find out in this behind-the-scenes panel, which will feature new clips, new insights and more. Join the discussion with Supervising Director Dave Filoni and head writer Matt Michnovetz (who wrote Season Four’s powerful Umbara arc). Moderated by Star Wars author Pablo Hidalgo. Room 6DE
Sunday, July 15
CARTOON NETWORK: Level Up
Huzzah! The Level Up gang is leaving Daventry Hills and heading to San Diego! Fans of Cartoon Network’s hit series about high school friends who battle their online foes IRL won’t want to miss this action packed panel! Peter Murrieta (executive producer) leads the stars of Level Up, Gaelan Connell (Wyatt), Connor del Rio (Dante), Jessie T. Usher (Lyle), Aimee Carrero (Angie) and Lonny Ross (Max Ross) along with executive producers David Schneiderman and Derek Guiley in a lively discussion on the upcoming adventures awaiting the Neverfail clan. The panel will answer fan questions and offer a sneak peak from a never-before-seen episode of Level Up! Room 6A
WB PANEL: DC Nation Screening and Q&A
The Nation is coming to San Diego! DC Nation — Cartoon Network’s one-hour action and comedy programming block starring some of the most beloved and legendary heroes of the DC Universe — will make its first-ever Comic-Con appearance. In addition to exclusive video content for fan-favorite series Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, the panel will also present sneak peeks at two highly anticipated upcoming DC Nation series: Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go! The panel of super hero goodness will feature top animation producers Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), Michael Jelenic (ThunderCats), Aaron Horvath (MAD) and Jeff Prezenkowski, director of series and shorts at Warner Bros. Animation. Room 6BCF
CARTOON NETWORK: Ben 10: Omniverse
It’s hero time in San Diego! You don’t want to miss this chance to see the world premiere exclusive sneak peek of Ben 10: Omniverse. In the brand-new animated series premiering this fall, Ben has a new look, new aliens, a new sidekick and, of course, new bad guys to battle. Yuri Lowenthal (Ben) hosts a panel featuring stars and producers who will give an inside-look at the creation and direction of Ben 10: Omniverse, and you’ll be the first to see animation from this exciting new series! Room 6DE
CARTOON NETWORK BIRTHDAY BOOTH
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m.
If you are a big fan, Cartoon Network wants to meet you. Come tell us all those Cartoon Network memories in our 20th Birthday Booth (#3735). You may even be featured on TV during our BIG FAN WEEKEND. All ages welcome.
REGULAR SHOW EXPERIENCE
Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15 at 4 p.m.
Do you look like a Racoon? A Blue Jay? No? Come to Cartoon Network’s Regular Show experience anyway, located at the Cartoon Network Booth (#3735) dressed as your favorite Regular Show character. Or just bring your Muscle Man Physique. Either way, we’ll possibly put you on TV. All ages welcome.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 168 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
Press Release - June 22nd, 2012: High-wattage star power and notable creative teams from Disney's favorite series for kids and families are the centerpiece of Disney Channel and Disney XD's fan meetings at the leading pop culture convention, Comic-Con International 2012, FRIDAY, JULY 13 and SATURDAY, JULY 14 in San Diego. Included in the stellar guest line-up are: Elijah Wood and Bruce Boxleitner with executive producer Charlie Bean and consulting producers Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz from "TRON: Uprising;" Jason Morgan Ritter, creator Alex Hirsch and creative director Michael Rianda from "Gravity Falls," and "Fish Hooks" creator Noah Z. Jones, executive producer Maxwell Atoms, along with Justin Roiland and Kari Wahlgren. Also, Vincent Martella, Alyson Stoner, Dee Bradley Baker, and co-creators Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh from the Emmy Award-winning "Phineas and Ferb" will screen a clip of the epic summer episode "Where's Perry, Part 1;" noted creator and animation producer Craig McCracken will show a sneak peek of his upcoming comedy series for Disney Channel, "Wander Over Yonder."
Disney XD will break out exclusive advance clips of new "Motorcity" episodes and the upcoming series "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja."
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Disney Channel and Disney XD Panels at Comic-Con International 2012:
Press Release - June 22, 2012: USA, which is currently dominating summer’s television landscape with a record number of original hits, returns to Comic-Con(R) for the fourth year in a row with its critically acclaimed fan favorite hit series PSYCH. The USA panel will take place as Comic-Con kicks off on Thursday, July 12.
PSYCH, USA’s longest running hit series currently on air, will feature a panel along with additional surprises for their loyal Comic Con fan base. As in previous years – guests such as Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith, a performance by The Friendly Indians singing the show’s theme song “I Know, You Know,” and a hilarious shout-out from William Shatner — PSYCH will not disappoint the thousands of ‘PSYCH-Os’ who will fill the ballroom, as there will be plenty of hijinks planned for the panel. The entire main cast will be on stage, including James Roday, who stars as Shawn Spencer, solving crimes for the Santa Barbara police department in his own special way; Dulé Hill who co-stars as Shawn’s best friend and reluctant sidekick Gus; Corbin Bernsen as Shawn’s disapproving father Henry; and Maggie Lawson and Timothy Omundson who play the police detectives O’Hara and Lassiter who unwillingly rely on Shawn’s psychic skills, along with the police chief Vick played by Kirsten Nelson. Joining the panel will be creator and executive producer Steve Franks and executive producers Chris Henke and Kelly Kulchak.
The #1 network in all of basic cable, USA Network is seen in 115 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals including POLITICAL ANIMALS, Suits, Necessary Roughness, WHITE COLLAR, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, PSYCH, Covert Affairs, COMMON LAW and FAIRLY LEGAL. The network offers 52 weeks of spectacular live television with WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
Press Release - June 22nd, 2012: Besides being America’s biggest comic convention, Comic-Con International: San Diego has become ground zero for publishers to premiere special, exclusive editions of their products to legions of dedicated fans. Without further ado, here are the offerings that will be available from IDW Publishing!
Some of the titles below will be available for pre-order from IDW’s Web store beginning June 22nd. Fans who preorder will be able to pick up their books from the IDW booth at Comic-Con.
A limited edition of the hotly anticipated DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN ARTIST’S EDITION will be on hand. Packaged in a deluxe slipcase, signed, numbered, and featuring a variant cover of David Mazzucchelli’s historic artwork, this edition will be limited to 250 copies and priced at $200. It will be available for pre-order from IDW’s Web store.
Speaking of Artist’s Editions, an exclusive version of SERGIO ARAGONÉS’ GROO THE WANDERER: ARTIST’S EDITION will be premiered at Comic-Con as well! Signed, numbered, and limited to 250 copies, this edition will feature a variant cover and be priced at $150. This title will be available for pre-order from IDW’s Web store.
Continuing the late creator’s legendary legacy, IDW will have an exclusive edition of DAVE STEVENS: COVERS AND STORIES on hand. The convention-exclusive edition will have a variant cover, limited to 250 copies, of which only 100 will be available at Comic-Con, priced at $60, only available at the IDW booth!
A special convention-exclusive edition of PARKER: THE SCORE by Darwyn Cooke will also be available, featuring a variant dust jacket and numbered signature plate that is signed and numbered by Darwyn! This edition is limited to just 175 copies, priced at $60, and will only be available at IDW’s booth.
For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans, IDW has a special surprise! For this convention only, IDW is producing a very special set of TMNT ULTIMATE COLLECTIONS 1-3. The three volumes will come in a deluxe, full-color slipcase. Priced at $200, there will only be 40 of the black-and-white-cover convention-exclusive editions! These sets will be available for preorder through IDW’s Web store.
An exclusive hardcover edition of LOCKE & KEY VOLUME 5: CLOCKWORKS will be available as well. This full-color hardcover will be priced at $30 and limited to 300 copies available only at IDW’s booth.
For the hardcore LOCKE & KEY fans, IDW will also have limited quantities of new, high-quality pewter key replicas! 200 “Legacy Edition” OMEGA KEYS and GHOST KEYS and 50 copies of theWHISPERING IRON will be available for $25 each, only at IDW’s booth.
Ashley Wood and his incredible robotic concern ThreeA will be a part of IDW’s booth with exclusives in tow! Ash and company will be bringing along the first-ever ZOMB toy, a zombified departure from his famous robots, but in his inimitable style! The ZOMB toy will be blind-boxed, meaning which ZOMB is in the box is a mystery! The ZOMBS will be priced at $100, limited to 250 pieces, and available for pre-order through the exclusive ZOMB pre-order site!
In conjunction with Ash’s presence in the IDW booth, two deluxe hardcover collections will be available as well! Limited to 500 copies each and priced at $75 and $50 respectively, the complete LOREand ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS will be available for pre-order through IDW’s Web store.
Joe Juskofans, pay attention! A special convention-exclusive variant edition of THE ART OF JOE JUSKO will be available at the IDW booth! Limited to just 100 copies and signed and numbered with a variant cover, this edition will be priced at $100 and only available at the show.
Fans of powerhouse creator Amanda Conner can also rejoice, as there will be an exclusive variant edition of THE ART OF AMANDA CONNER priced at $60 and available for pre-order from IDW’s Web store. Additionally, Amanda will be signing at the IDW booth throughout the show! It's a perfect opportunity for fans to get their new exclusive book signed.
For the many sketch-seekers at Comic-Con, this year IDW will have their very own branded sketchbooks! Priced at $20, these hardcover books are full of high-quality art paper that fans will treasure for years once they’ve been filled with drawings by their favorite artists. Additionally, each fan that purchases a sketchbook will be entered to win a mystery sketchbook with a selection of drawings from several of the artists that will be at the IDW booth during the show!
IDW will also be bringing along some exclusive single-issue comics priced at $5 each:
In addition to the surprises in store for fans at IDW’s many convention panels, these exclusives should go a long way toward cementing another excellent year at San Diego Comic-Con in IDW’s history!
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast's Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.