Press Release: BOOM! Studios
invites all Comic-Con attendees to celebrate BOOM! Studios' 6th Year Anniversary with our annual Drink Up* taking place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Odysea Bar, Thursday July 21st from 9pm to ??? during Comic-Con International 2011 in San Diego, California.
Come help celebrate another year of BOOM!'s explosive growth with Ross Richie, Matt Gagnon, Chip Mosher, Wes Harris, Lance Kreiter, along with the rest of the BOOM! Crew and various BOOM! creators in attendance. Help us celebrate with a night of relaxed fun. Mix and mingle with fans and Pros!
This is an open invitation event. No RSVP needed. No tickets required. No lines to get in!
Where: Hilton Bayfront Odysea Bar
1 Park Blvd.,San Diego, CA 92101
When: Thursday July 22nd from 9PM to ?:??
Anything Else: Including 2 new satellite bars & finger foods!
*For those not in the know, a “Drink Up” is just like a “Meet Up” but with people drinking. This will be a gathering of friends and fans, so make plans to stop by see what's happening!About BOOM! Studios
Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid's series IRREDEEMABLE, Stan Lee’s SOLDIER ZERO, THE TRAVELER, and STARBORN (the first new series in print from the industry icon in 20 years), new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker as well as 20th Century Fox’s PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and DIE HARD, Philip K. Dick
’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, and The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE. BOOM!’s recently rebranded all-ages imprint, KABOOM! will see publication of PEANUTS, SPACE WARPED, Roger Langridge
’s SNARKED, Scholastic’s WORDGIRL and as well as continuing to publish fan-favorite Disney Afternoon series DARKWING DUCK, CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS, DUCKTALES along with Disney standards MICKEY MOUSE, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE, and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES.
Marvel takes San Diego by storm this July during Comic Con Internationa
l! Marvel will be in full force to provide an exclusive look into all things Marvel (Booth #2329)! No one can compare to what Marvel has planned because we’re running a veritable cornucopia of panels that will span the four daylong event.If you’re a True Believer (and we know you are) you can’t afford to miss out on these exclusive Marvel panels! Trust us no fan will be disappointed because whether you’re a lifelong Marvelite, or a casual fan there will be something for you to enjoy.Thursday, July 21st
10:15 - 11:15 AM MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY – You have the talent. You have the imagination. You have the “Go get ‘em Tiger” determination that would make the Bullpen proud. But where do you go from there? Discover the next step in your budding comics career with world-renowned talent scout C.B. Cebulski, Skottie Young (Ozma of Oz), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), and Marvel SVP of Brand Planning & Communications Mike Pasciullo, as they give you all the right pointers towards getting a foot in the door at Marvel Comics. Discussing all entry points across every department, this can’t miss panel is must for all Marvel hopefuls! Room 6DE
1:00 - 2:00 PM MARVEL DIGITAL: WHAT’S NEXT?! COMICS…AND BEYOND! – Join members of the Marvel Digital Media Group for the first word on Marvel digital comics, casual games, original streaming video productions, social media outreach and the future of Marvel’s ever-expanding digital endeavors. Room 7AB
4:30 - 5:30 PM MARVEL: NEXT BIG THING – The Marvel Universe is where the biggest comic stories happen—so wouldn’t you like to be the first to know what we’ve got planned? Get the latest news on Marvel’s plan for their biggest heroes and villains, with some surprises along the way! Join panelists Greg Pak (Incredible Hulks), Jonathan Hickman (FF), Jim McCann (Marvel Zombies
Christmas Carol), Nick Spencer (Ultimate Comics X-Men), Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more as they answer all your burning questions while giving you a sneak-peek at the future of Marvel! Room 6DEFriday, July 22nd
12:30 – 1:30 PM MARVEL: YEAR OF THE X-MEN – The bonds of brotherhood have been broken between Cyclops and Wolverine, as their feud reaches its boiling point – tearing the X-Men apart in X-Men: Schism. But after the dust settles, what’s next for the X-Men and their allies? Enter X-Men Regenesis, where we answer all your questions and reveal exclusive details about what’s next! You've got questions & these people have answers! Writers Marjorie Liu (X-23), Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force), Chris Yost (X-Men: First to Last) and Editor in Chief Axel Alonso are on hand to lay out what's going on with the X-Men for this all-new, all-DEADLY panel! Room 6DE
1:45 - 2:45 PM MARVEL: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AVENGING FRIENDS – Spider-Man’s riding high after hitting the Big Time, but it’ll all come crashing down this summer in Spider-Island! It’s the fight of his life and we’ve got an in depth look inside the event that changes the course of Peter Parker’s life. But ol’ Web-Head isn’t the only New Yorker with a major storyline this summer! Daredevil makes his return, Punisher wages a new war, Venom explores the dark side of saving the world and more of your favorite heroes are back with a vengeance! Sit down with our spectacular panel of creators, including Zeb Wells (Avenging Spider-Man), Rick Remender (Venom), Mark Waid (Daredevil), Greg Rucka (Punisher), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more as they lay the groundwork for New York City’s greatest heroes. And don’t forget to grab your exclusive Daredevil pin – only at this panel! Room 6DE
4:30 - 5:30 PM MARVEL TELEVISION PRESENTS: ANIME ON G4 – Marvel Television and G4 take your favorite characters – Iron Man, Wolverine, The X-Men and Blade - to Japan to tell their stories in a whole new way, beautifully animated by the anime masters at Madhouse. Also, watch a never-before-seen episode with Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb and surprise guests! Plus, get a sneak peek at The X-Men’s explosive first episode. Room 6BCFSaturday, July 23rd
10:30 - 11:30 AM MARVEL TELEVISION PRESENTS – Marvel’s Head of TV, Loeb, brings the inside scoop on Marvel’s latest series that take your favorite heroes from page to screen. Get a first look at the premiere of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes season 2, a sneak peek at a certain ULTIMATE webslinger, and a few other surprises from Marvel Television. Room 6BCF
12:30 - 1:30 PM MARVEL INTERACTIVE: MARVEL VIDEO GAMES – Learn all about Spider-Man: Edge of Time, X-Men Destiny
, Captain America: Super Soldier, Super Hero Squad Online, Super Hero Squad 3DS and uDraw, Marvel Pinball
and the Marvel Universe MMO. Also, find out some exciting new details about the future of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and other Marvel games via exclusive trailers, surprise reveals, and Q&A with the game creators from some of the industry's top publishers. Room 6A
2:45 - 3:45 PM MARVEL: CUP O’ JOE – This is it, Mighty Marvel fans- the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it's here! Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about! Room 6BCFSunday, July 24th
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM MARVEL: WOMEN OF MARVEL PRESENTED BY OXYGEN
Forget Spider-Woman & Emma Frost, meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world! Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it's like working as a woman in comics today. These ladies are busting through the four-color ceiling! Guests include host Grace Randolph (The Weekly Watcher), writer Marjorie Liu (X-23), artist Christina Strain (Runaways) and more, brought to you by Oxygen. Room 5AB
12:30 - 1:30 PM MARVEL: FEAR ITSELF – The biggest comic book event of the year has everyone talking—but just want comes after it concludes? We’ve got the exclusive news here, with the big announcements that’ll change the future of the Marvel Universe—and set your favorite characters in exciting new directions. Be the first to know the biggest news of the weekend as the creators behind the comic blockbuster event answer your questions and leave you cheering! Join Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Senior Vice President C.B. Cebulski, Nick Spencer (Iron Man 2.0), and more for the news you can’t miss. Room 6DE
And to learn more about the Amazing Spider-Man and Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance films, check out Sony’s panel on Friday, July 22nd at 2pm in Hall H!
Do yourself a favor True Believers, head on over to the San Diego Convention Center July 21st to the 24th. No fan can miss out on the fantastic line up of superstar talent, exciting panels, and loads of top secret information that Marvel will be dishing up in San Diego!
Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com
, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!
Press Release: DeviantART
, the world’s largest online art community boasting over 18 million registered members worldwide, today announced that it will be the official sponsor of Artists’ Alley at Comic-Con International
: San Diego, July 21–24.This is the first time that Comic-Con has allowed a sponsorship of this kind to Artists’ Alley, an area of the convention hall where exhibiting artists interact directly with their fans. DeviantART’s support of this comics and pop-culture institution will be represented in its typically creative style. An installation of two massive digital screens will be suspended high above the showroom floor and multiple digital kiosks displaying art from artists in the Alley will now enable them to showcase their web-based work alongside their physical products.
“We love Artists’ Alley,” says Angelo Sotira, co-founder and chief executive officer of deviantART. “Supporting the many artists represented in this popular section of Comic-Con is an extension of the support system deviantART provides to our community daily. We’re thrilled to be able to give artists online, as well as off, the tools needed to showcase their work digitally and gain feedback from their peers. We are deeply honored by Comic-Con’s invitation to support these truly inspiring artists through this sponsorship of Artists’ Alley.”
Each year, Comic-Con attendees are drawn to Artists’ Alley because of the obscure gems and mainstream titles on physical display, which are oftentimes sold by the comic book artists, writers, and publishers who create them. In addition to the new digital capabilities provided by deviantART, carpeting, improved seating, and electricity will also be contributed to the largest footprint of the convention hall. These material upgrades promise to strengthen the flow of comic devotees in what is consistently one of the busiest sections of the convention hall during this four-day conference.
“We’re very excited that deviantART will be sponsoring Artists’ Alley at Comic-Con,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con. “Their commitment to the creative community blends perfectly with Comic-Con’s mission to bring comics and related popular arts to a wider audience. By highlighting and assisting digital artists, deviantART’s sponsorship of Artists’ Alley will allow those artists a broader opportunity for the public to enjoy and appreciate their creative efforts, and for this we are truly grateful.”
DeviantART will also be giving two emerging artists – one digital and one traditional comic artist – the chance to attend Comic-Con as guests of Artists’ Alley through sponsored scholarships. For the latest updates about deviantART at Artists’ Alley or for additional information about how to submit for the deviantART scholarships, please visit comic-con.deviantart.com
Press Release: Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con)
, the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, today announced the schedule for its 2011 Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF). CCI-IFF 2011 will be held during Comic-Con – July 21 through July 24 at the Marriott Marquis and Marina, next door to the San Diego Convention Center (adjacent to Hall A).
The 2011 CCI-IFF offers a full schedule of some of the finest in genre films. Included in this year’s schedule is the return of the popular “Comic-Con Film School” panels on all four days, along with an assortment of other film-oriented panel discussions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. A special opening night event, the “CCI-IFF Meet and Greet” gathering, will be held on Thursday, July 21, in the foyer outside the Festival room at the Marriott. This event is open to filmmakers, attendees, and interested fans from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
“This year’s festival includes films from across the globe, in addition to the United States” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con. “We are pleased to offer such a diverse slate to our attendees while also lending exposure to some very deserving filmmakers.”
The CCI-IFF celebrates independent film, with the emphasis on genre-related entries, including action/adventure, animation, comics-oriented, documentary (related to pop culture topics), horror/suspense, humor, and science fiction/fantasy. The Festival includes a special awards program on Sunday in Marriott Hall 1 & 2, beginning at 11:00 am. Sunday afternoon features rescreenings of the award-winning films. This year’s schedule of films has a decidedly international flavor, with submissions from Canada, China, Italy, Pakistan, Poland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
The CCI-IFF is a juried event as respected individuals in the fields of film and popular arts view the submissions and decide which submissions will be included in the festival and those deserving of prizes and awards. The 2011 judges are:
Michael Gross was art director for such diverse publications as Esquire, Family Health, NY Scenes, and National Lampoon. After moving to Los Angeles in 1980, he art directed and produced films and television shows. His feature film producing credits include Heavy Metal (art director and associate producer), Ghostbusters (assoc. prod.), and Ghostbusters II, Twins, Beethoven, Legal Eagles, Kindergarten Cop, and Dave (all as producer or executive producer). His television credits as a producer include The Real Ghostbusters (ABC), Beethoven (CBS), and the prime time pilot, The First Gentleman for CBS. He also designed much of the advertising for those projects, including the famous “no ghost” logo for Ghostbusters.
Eric Vespe has been writing under the nom de geek "Quint" for 15 years at the movie geek mecca known as Ain't It Cool News. He like animals, hording Blu-Rays and DVDs, and long walks in the rain.
USC graduate Kevin Walsh has written for diverse genres across all media, including the feature The Rally for Warner Bros., the graphic novel Salem for BOOM! Studios, numerous comedy shorts for National Lampoon, and Padmé, chosen by George Lucas as the best Star Wars fan film of 2008. As a senior story analyst for DreamWorks, he has helped develop numerous projects, including Transformers, Cowboys & Aliens, Galaxy Quest, and Road to Perdition. Most recently, Kevin produced Marwencol, the winner of the 2010 CCI-IFF Judges’ Choice and Best Documentary awards; it also received two Independent Spirit Awards
and was cited by Rotten Tomatoes as the best-reviewed film of 2010.Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2011 Schedule:THURSDAY, JULY 21
10:00–11:00 Comic-Con Film School 101Action/Adventure
11:05–11:45 The Debt Collector (Writer: Nate Lane, Director: Alan David Morgan)
11:45–12:20 The Price (Writer: James St. Vincent, Directors: Zeke Pinheiro and James St. Vincent)
12:20–12:50 6gun (Writer: Basel Owies and Jeff Robinson, Director: Hebron Simckes-Joffe)
12:50–1:15 Red Princess Blues (Writer/Director: Alex Ferrari
1:15–2:05 Perspectives (Writer/Director: Tim Russ)
2:05–2:35 Mad Dog and the Flyboy (Writer/Director: Christopher Rausch)Animation
2:35–3:00 Bait (Writer/Director: Michael Moore)
3:00–3:25 Barko (Writer/Director: Allison Craig)
4:20–4:40 Dream Giver (Writer/Director: Tyler Carter)
4:40–5:05 Paths of Hate (Writer/Director: Damian Nenow)
5:05–5:25 Marvin (Writer/Director: Mark Nute)
5:25–6:10 Chaisson Rise of the Zerad (Writers: David Hoffman and Karyn Musch, Director: Kevin Ulrich)
6:10–6:25 Fei Tian (Writer/Director: Zhang Bin)
6:25–6:40 Secret of Mechanical City (Writer/Director: Jackie Liu)
6:40–6:55 The Wind of the Cypress Wind (Writer/Director: Christophe Peladan)
8:30–9:35 Port of Return (Writer: Mike Chang and his team, Director: Mike Chang)FRIDAY, JULY 22
10:00–11:00 Comic-Con Film School 102Comics-Oriented
11:05–11:40 The Kneaded Hero (Writer/Director: Alexis Villa)
11:40–12:05 Blue Blazes (Writer: Rick Rapher, Director: Mike Shields)
12:05–12:30 Secret Identity (Writer/Director: Tyler McIntyre)
12:30–1:00 The Dungeon Master (Writers/Directors: Rider and Shiloh Strong)
1:00–1:20 Out-Sorcery (Writers/Directors: Edward Chamourian and Richard Duryea)
1:20–1:50 I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Writer/Director: Paul Andrejco)
1:50–2:20 Eugene (Writer/Director: Mark Chaput)
2:20–2:50 Voodoo (Writer/Director: Mark Ratzlaff)
2:50–3:25 Repeat After Me (Writers: Daniel Page and Andrew Gumm, Director: Bryan Bangerter
5:05–5:35 April (Writer/Director: Mike Piccirillo)
5:35–7:05 Tracy (Writer/Director: Dan Scanlon)Horror/Suspense
7:05–7:35 Clemency Writers: (Chris Frazier and Joseph Albanese, Director: Joseph Albanese)
7:35–8:05 The Interrogation (Writer/Director: Harry Bainbridge)
8:05–8:35 Recollection (Writers: Federico D’Alessandro and Christopher Yeazel, Director: Federico D’Alessandro)
8:35–8:55 Last Seen on Dolores Street (Writer/Director: Devi Snively)
8:55–9:20 Write of Passage (Writer/Director: B.C. Jones)
9:20–9:55 Help Wanted (Writer/Director: Waylon Bacon)
9:55–10:45 Antidote for a Murder (Writer: Cristian Rojas, Director: Josh Blake)SATURDAY, JULY 23
10:00–11:00 Comic-Con Film School 103Science Fiction/Fantasy
11:05–11:45 The Man Who Knew How to Fly (Writer/Director: Robi Michael)
11:45–12:25 The Historian Paradox (Writer/Director: Deon H. Hayman)
12:25–1:05 New World Water (Writer/Director: J.R. Robinson)
1:05–1:30 Cockpit The Rule of Engagement (Writer/Director: Jesse Griffith)
1:30–2:00 Digital Antiquities (Writer/Director: JP Chan)
2:00–2:30 Android 413 (Writer/Director: William Wall)
2:30–3:10 Heal (Writer/Director: Mian Adnan Ahmad)
4:00–4:45 PANEL—TBAScience Fiction/Fantasy
4:50–5:20 Misdirection (Writer/Director: Doron Kipper)
5:20–5:50 The Unnatural (Writer/Director: Eric Day)
5:50–6:10 The Vortex (Writer/Director: Zach Johnson)Documentary
6:10–7:40 Superheroes (Writer: Theodore James and Michael Barnett, Director: Michael Barnett)
7:40–9:00 Comic Books Go to War (Writer/Director: Mark Daniels)
9:00–10:35 My Comic Shop DocumentARy (Writer/Director: Anthony Desiato)
10:35–11:00 To Romero With Love (Writer: Kiel Chenier, Director: Aaron Peacock)SUNDAY, JULY 24
10:00–11:00 Comic-Con Film School 104
11:05–11:55 CCI-IFF Awards PresentationDocumentary
12:00–1:40 Gahan Wilson Born Dead, Still Weird (Writer/Director: Steven-Charles Jaffe)
1:45–3:15 Award Winners ShowcaseAbout Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.org
has today announced that badges that were returned (e.g. via refunds) will go back on sale. The date for the sale of these badges has not been confirmed as of yet but Comic-Con has promised to communicate the announcement via "new media". We will do our best to publish all details as soon as they are published. See the official post below:
[blockquote]The deadline for refunded badges was June 20, 2011. We will announce via our website, Facebook, Twitter and RSS feed when those refunded badges will go on sale. This is a soft opening so the announcement will be made on the day registration opens with about one hour prior notice.
At this time we expect to have 1,500 4-day badges available for purchase.
A number of attendees have brought to our attention the fact that many people purchasing 4-day badges are not planning to attend all four days, while many people who want to attend all four days are forced to buy single-day badges at a higher price. In response, Comic-Con will no longer be offering a discount for 4-day badge purchases. Instead, a 4-day badge and four single-day badges will be the same price. We hope that this change will encourage people to purchase only the days they will actually be attending, leaving additional badges for others who want to attend Comic-Con.
A 4-day adult badge without Preview Night will be sold at the non-discounted rate of $137 that includes a $6 reprocessing fee. Junior, Senior, and Military 4-day badges without Preview Night will be sold at the non-discounted rate of $68 each. You may purchase up to TWO 4-day badges only.
Single-day badges will be available at a later time.[/blockquote]
The clock is ticking, and Comic-Con is right around the corner! By bringing 16 series to Comic-Con International: San Diego
, Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) further strengthens its presence at the world’s leading pop culture convention — and will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for fans in the process.The anticipation is building as a star-studded lineup of performers and producers from Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation series prepare for a robust schedule of panel sessions, screenings, media appearances and autograph signings.
PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change.RETURNING FAVORITES
- “The Big Bang Theory”: Stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch join creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, and executive producer Steven Molaro
- “Chuck”: Stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky with Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin join co-creator/executive producer Chris Fedak for a panel to discuss the fan-favorite spy series’ final season
- “Fringe”: Stars Anna Torv, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble join executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman
- “Nikita”: Stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca join executive producer Craig Silverstein
- “Supernatural”: Series stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles will topline the panel, held this year for the first time ever in Hall H. Additional cast members and executive producers to be announced.
- “The Vampire Diaries”: Stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola and Joseph Morgan join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec
- “Childrens Hospital”: Star/executive producer Rob Corddry and executive producers Jonathan Stern join stars Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel and Megan Mullally
WARNER BROS. ANIMATION
- “Alcatraz”: Stars Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia join executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff
- “Person of Interest”: Stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Taraji P. Henson join executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman
- “The Secret Circle”: Stars Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin and Natasha Henstridge join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson, Andrew Miller and Richard Hatem
- “Green Lantern: The Animated Series”: Executive producer Bruce Timm will join producer Giancarlo Volpe and producer/story editor Jim Krieg for a panel moderated by executive producer/Warner Bros. Animation’s Sam Register
- “The Looney Tunes Show”: Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone, story editor Hugh Davidson and writer Rachel Ramras
- “MAD”: “MAD” television show producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek, along with MADmagazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano and “Spy vs. Spy” artist Peter Kuper
- “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”: Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone and producer Mitch Watson
- “ThunderCats”: Producers Michael Jelenic and Ethan Spaulding, and art director Dan Norton
- “Young Justice”: Producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman, and lead character designer Phil Bourassa
Download additional panel details, including the complete schedule with times and locations, here:www.thewb.com/comiccon/2011WBSDCCPanels
And it wouldn’t be Comic-Con without a visit to the Warner Bros. booth. The Studio will once again have a can’t-miss, nearly 3,000-square-foot destination on the convention floor, at space #4545. Anchored by the iconic Warner Bros. Water Tower, the booth is a must-visit location for autograph signings, multiple interactive kiosks for fans to play video games from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and much, much more. Stay tuned to @TheWBdotcom
on Twitter or www.thewb.com/comiccon
in the coming weeks for more details about activities at the booth.SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS?WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 • 6–9 PM • BALLROOM 20
WBTVG continues its Comic-Con tradition of hosting a special sneak peek premiere event on preview night. This year, the Studio is offering fans the opportunity to see some of the most anticipated new premieres of the year.
THE TV SERIES SCHEDULE
- “Alcatraz”: Executive producers J.J. Abrams and Elizabeth Sarnoff deliver a chilling new midseason drama for FOX revolving around America’s most infamous prison, the one-time home to the nation’s worst murderers, rapists, kidnappers, thieves and arsonists.
- “The Secret Circle”: The ordinary becomes extraordinary in this romantic drama about a coven of young witches, from “The Vampire Diaries” executive producer Kevin Williamson, based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (“The Vampire Diaries”).
- “Person of Interest”: From J.J. Abrams and “The Dark Knight” co-writer Jonathan Nolan comes an action-packed hour for CBS about an ex-CIA operative and a mysterious billionaire who team up to stop violent crimes before they happen in New York City.
- “Supernatural: The Anime Series”: The popular series “Supernatural” makes history this summer as the first-ever live-action show to be re-imagined in Japanese anime style. Renowned animation studio Madhouse — working with the full approval of series creator Eric Kripke — produced the anime series, which mirrors the story arc of “Supernatural’s” first two seasons, providing supplemental stories ranging from prequels and spin-offs to untold tales that fit within the “Supernatural” mythology.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
SATURDAY, JULY 23
- “MAD”: 10:00–11:00 a.m., Room 25ABC
- “The Big Bang Theory”: 12:30–1:30 p.m., Ballroom 20
- “Childrens Hospital”: 1:30–2:20 p.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
- “Green Lantern: The Animated Series”: 2:00–3:00 p.m., Room 6BCF
- “ThunderCats”: 3:30–4:30 p.m., Room 6A
SUNDAY, JULY 24
- “Chuck”: 10:00–10:45 a.m., Ballroom 20
- “The Vampire Diaries”: 3:30–4:15 p.m., Ballroom 20
- “Fringe”: 4:15–5:00 p.m., Ballroom 20
- “Alcatraz”: 5:00–6:00 p.m., Ballroom 20
- “The Secret Circle”: 5:10–6:00 p.m., Room 6BCF
- “Nikita”: 6:00–6:45 p.m., Room 6BCF
- “Person of Interest”: 6:45–7:30 p.m., Room 6BCF
- “Young Justice”: 10:00–11:00 a.m., Room 7AB
- “Supernatural”: 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Hall H
- “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”: 1:00–2:00 p.m., Room 6A
- “The Looney Tunes Show”: 2:15–3:15 p.m., Room 6A
Press Release: Do you have what it takes to be a Greek God or Goddess? If so, then Relativity Media – the studio behind the visually spectacular 3D action adventure Immortals – wants you to sign up right away!
Exclusively offered via Facebook today, the Relativity-Archaia Immortals promotion sponsored by Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, will crown the winners on July 1 with a king’s ransom-worth of prizes, including a grand prize where contest winners will be immortalized as graphic novel characters with the “reveal” taking place at the Archaia panel during Comic-Con in a special photo-op ceremony. Winners will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to San Diego to attend the 2011 Comic-Con International. The package includes airfare, hotel accommodations, and exclusive access to special Immortals events throughout the convention.
Entrants will share their reasons why they are the perfect candidate to become the Greek God (Apollo) or Goddess (Artemis) via the Facebook application form. The top-10 entries (five women and five men) with the most “Likes” at the end of the contest period will be asked to submit “authentic” audition tapes for the roles to Relativity Media. The film’s celebrated Director Tarsem Singh
will select his two favorites (one man, one woman) and they will be crowned the winners.
Relativity Media and graphic novel publisher Archaia Entertainment, LLC formed a publishing partnership to produce and publish a hardcover graphic novel anthology based upon Relativity’s upcoming epic motion picture Immortals, which stars Henry Cavill (Superman: Man of Steel), Luke Evans (Robin Hood), Kellan Lutz (Twillight), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and Mickey Rourke
(Iron Man 2).
Archaia will release the Immortals: Gods and Heroes graphic novel in September, serving as a prelude to the 3D motion picture, which releases worldwide on November 11, 2011. The graphic novel will expand upon the film’s key characters and events through a series of original tales written and illustrated by some of the top names in comics, including David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Dennis Calero (Dark Tower) and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night). The graphic novel will be published through Archaia’s Black Label division, a publishing pipeline dedicated to working alongside creative professionals within the entertainment industry eager to launch and expand their brands in the publishing world.
Directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides, Immortals also stars Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies) and John Hurt (Hellboy).
The 3D epic is produced by Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300), and Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter), and will be distributed by Relativity Media worldwide. In the UK, Australia, and certain other territories, distribution is in association with Universal Pictures International
. In Immortals, the ruthless King Hyperion (Rourke) leads his bloodthirsty army on a murderous rampage across Greece to find a deadly weapon that will destroy humanity. A mortal chosen by Zeus named Theseus (Cavill) must lead the fight against Hyperion and his evil army with the fate of mankind and the Gods at stake.For more information on the contest, please visit:www.fandango.comwww.immortalsmovie.comwww.facebook.com/immortalshttp://twitter.com/ImmortalsFilmAbout Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media is a next-generation studio engaged in multiple aspects of entertainment including full-scale film and television production and distribution, the co-financing of major studio film slates, music publishing, sports management, and digital media. Additionally, the company makes strategic partnerships with, and investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets.
To date, Relativity has committed to, produced and/or financed more than 200 motion pictures. Released films have accumulated more than $15 billion in worldwide box office receipts. Relativity’s recent films include: Hop, Limitless, Battle: Los Angeles, Season of The Witch, Little Fockers, The Fighter, The Social Network, Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, Dear John, It’s Complicated, Couples Retreat, and Zombieland. Upcoming films for Relativity include: Shark Night 3D
, Immortals, Anonymous, Bridesmaids, and Cowboys & Aliens. Thirty-six of the company’s films have opened to No. 1 at the box office. Relativity films have earned 60 Oscar® nominations, including nods for The Fighter, The Social Network, The Wolfman, Nine, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma. Fifty-five of Relativity’s films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts.
Relativity also owns and operates Rogue Pictures, a company that specializes in films targeted to the 13-25 year old audience, and RogueLife, Relativity’s digital studio which is developing original content for the Web, and creating sustainable online platforms and communities. RelativityREAL, Relativity’s television arm, is currently producing 14 series and more than 20 pilots including Police Women for TLC, Coming Home for Lifetime, and The Great Food Truck Race
for Food Network.About Archaia Entertainment
Archaia Entertainment, LLC is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company
graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.
All Comic-Con fans could feel their temperature rising on Saturday as they logged on to TicketLeap to purchase Comic-Con International passes on Saturday. As many of you know, the site was unable to process ticket requests without constant refreshing of your browser. If you were persistent and lucky you may have got tickets, but it probably took you a few hours. TicketLeap wanted to explain and they posted the folowing blog post on their website. Find the original post here.
[blockquote]In 2009, it sold out after 6 months. In 2010, it sold out in 2 months. On Saturday, Comic-Con International 2011 sold out in 7 HOURS (200x faster than last year if you’re keeping track). Needless to say, the demand was unbelievable, reaching a peak of 403,000 page requests per minute and a total of more than 35 million total page requests throughout the day. But while the event sold out in record time and the system never actually went down, things didn’t go as smoothly as we hoped. We are sorry for the frustration our system issues caused on Saturday and we are working hard to answer all of your inquiries. Below you will find the answers to the most common questions regarding ticket sales for Comic-Con International, and click here for a more detailed technical write-up for those who are interested. Also, here is a link to an article on GigaOM with their take on our technical write-up.
When will tickets go on sale again?
At this time, Comic-Con International 2011 is sold out. As refunds are processed, more tickets may become available to purchase at a later date. Please refer to Comic-Con’s website, Facebook page or Twitter page for the latest updates.
I have questions about my TicketLeap confirmation email.
TicketLeap will be re-sending all confirmation emails on Monday, February 7, 2011 (even if you received it the first time around). Your confirmation email will contain a link for each separate transaction. By default, the email shows the start date of the event (Thursday, July 21). Click the link to view the detailed list of all tickets purchased.
If you do not receive your email confirmation by Tuesday, February 8, 2011, please contact our Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I did not receive bar coded email confirmations from EPIC Registration. How do I get my bar coded email confirmations?
EPIC Registration will send out bar coded email confirmations (separate from the TicketLeap confirmations referenced above). You will receive one bar coded confirmation from EPIC for each badge/admission type. This is your “ticket” to Comic-Con International. Please add the epicreg.com domain to your safe senders list so your confirmation will not go to your spam folder. If you do not receive one bar coded confirmation for each purchased ticket by Wednesday, February 9, 2011, please contact EPIC by email at email@example.com. Your email to EPIC should include your TicketLeap confirmation number(s) and the name(s) for which you did not receive a bar coded confirmation. Note: You may not receive all of your bar coded confirmations from EPIC at the same time so please wait until Wednesday to inquire with EPIC if you have not received all of them.
How do I request a refund for Comic-Con International ticket(s)that I purchased?
All ticket refund requests will be processed directly through Comic-Con International. Please refer to their Registration Page for refund policies and instructions. TicketLeap has no authority or ability to issue refunds or handle refunds requests.
I entered incorrect information when I purchased my Comic-Con ticket(s). How can I correct the information for my badges?
If you submitted incorrect contact information when purchasing your tickets, these changes can be made on the EPIC Registration site after you receive the bar coded confirmation emails from their system. Any further questions you should have after receiving the bar coded confirmation emails from EPIC should be submitted to EPIC at firstname.lastname@example.org no earlier than Wednesday, February 9, 2011.
There are multiple charges on my credit card for tickets I didn’t purchase or receive. How do I correct those charges?
Most likely, what you’re seeing is a pending only charge that will drop on its own in 2-3 business days. If you received an error message while attempting your purchase and had to re-submit your information, your bank or card issuer might have temporarily pulled those funds which we cannot accept due to the error that occurred. Typically, these charges will drop in 2-3 business days but please contact your card issuer to find out when they can release the hold on those pending only charges.
For anyone who has other questions that aren’t answered above, please email email@example.com.
The folks over at Comic-Con International have announced that registration, for Comic-Con International 2011, will re-open on February 5th at 9AM PST. This is great news considering the original event registration was planned for November 1st, 2010 but with the massive demand, during the registation, the website was shutdown and registration was delayed. We are betting registation goes more smoothly this time around.
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, has announced two dozen additional special guests for this year’s convention. Artist Joëlle Jones, author Sherrilyn Kenyon, writer Grant Morrison, and writer/artist/publisher Jim Steranko join 20 fellow comics creators who have recently committed for Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego.
The first wave of 20 special guests was announced by Comic-Con in October of last year.
“We received great feedback from comics fans with our initial announcement,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “The addition of more special guests to an already stellar roster showcasing the best in the comics community is something our attendees have come to expect.”
Comic-Con 2011 will be held July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. Passes to the show’s Preview Night on July 20 were sold out during this summer’s 2010 convention, although more four-day passes with Preview Night may be released closer to the show, depending on returns or cancellations. While there is still no specific date for the opening of general registration, Comic-Con expects it to occur before the end of January.
For the running list of 2011 special guests visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_guests.php.
Following are the 24 new guests confirmed with today’s announcement:
Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, Groo, MAD magazine)
Ed Benes (artist, Justice League of America, Birds of Prey)
Anina Bennett (writer/editor, Heartbreakers, Boilerplate)
Yves "Balak" Bigerel (French writer/artist, Lord of Burger)
Chester Brown (writer/artist, Yummy Fur, Louis Riel, Paying for It)
Ernie Chan (artist, Conan, Batman, Jonah Hex)
Jo Chen (artist, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Runaways, Xbox Fable)
Seymour Chwast (illustrator, graphic designer)
Dick DeBartolo (writer, MAD magazine)
Tony DeZuniga (artist, Jonah Hex, Conan the Barbarian)
Eric Drooker (painter, graphic novelist, Flood, Blood Song, Howl)
Mark Evanier (writer, comics historian, Kirby: King of Comics)
Joyce Farmer (cartoonist, Wimmen’s Comix, Special Exits)
Paul Guinan (artist, Heartbreakers, Boilerplate)
Joëlle Jones (artist, You Have Killed Me, Troublemaker)
Sherrilyn Kenyon (author, Dark-Hunter series, Lords of Avalon series)
Richard A. and Patricia Lupoff (writers, fanzine pioneers)
Patrick McDonnell (cartoonist, Mutts)
Grant Morrison (writer, All Star Superman, Batman Incorporated)
Alex Niño (artist, Conan, Heavy Metal, God the Dyslexic Dog)
Steranko (writer/artist/publisher, Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Prevue)
Cameron Stewart (artist, Seaguy, Seven Soldiers; writer/artist, Sin Titulo)
Dave Stewart (award-winning colorist)
Press Release for January 7th, 2011