This weekend there are two shows going on in Lake Buena Vista, close to Disney World, in the same hotel: BotCon, the Transfomer Collectors Convention, and DiecastSpace.com’s 2010 Magical Weekend of Cars. Both events are going on right now at the Dolphin Hotel and Convention Center.
On Sunday, the Magical Weekend of Cars will turn over space to a free admission toy show from 10 AM to 3 PM in Atlantic Hall B. Convention Scene will be there with some action figures and artwork for sale so come by and say hi. You can also pick up a free Convention Scene lanyard so join us at the show.
The Official TRANSFORMERS Fan & Collectors’ Convention Comes to Orlando for the First Time Ever
Interactive “HUNT FOR THE DECEPTICONS” Experience and Many More Activities Await Fans and Families at 16th Annual Event
June 24, 2010 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
ORLANDO, Fla.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Fans of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS will “ROLL OUT” and head to Orlando for the 16th annual TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Convention, hosted by the TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Club and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). Thousands of TRANSFORMERS fans from around the world will converge at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort on June 26th and 27th to celebrate more than 25 years of “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” action and excitement at what is widely known as “BOTCON.”
“The TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame celebrates Hasbro’s global entertainment property that has sparked the imagination of millions of kids over the past 26 years and remains one of the world’s most iconic brands”
At this year’s BOTCON, Hasbro is launching the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame to honor those influential in creating and building this iconic entertainment brand as well as actual “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE.”
“The TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame celebrates Hasbro’s global entertainment property that has sparked the imagination of millions of kids over the past 26 years and remains one of the world’s most iconic brands,” said Greg Lombardo, senior global marketing director for TRANSFORMERS. “We are excited to induct the first TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame class during the convention’s visit to Orlando.”
In addition to TRANSFORMERS influentials Bob Budiansky, Peter Cullen, Hideaki Yoke and Kohjin Ohno being inducted, favorite robot characters OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, MEGATRON and STARSCREAM are members of the inaugural class. Hasbro will also announce and induct the “fan’s choice” robot character, voted on by the TRANSFORMERS fan community, at a special TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame induction ceremony event at BOTCON on Saturday, June 26 in the evening.
This year’s convention will feature, for the first time ever, an interactive experience celebrating the launch of the global “HUNT FOR THE DECEPTICONS” online gaming promotion. In this experience, convention attendees can help the heroic AUTOBOTS locate and thwart the evil DECEPTICONS. BOTCON 2010 is the only place fans can partake in this physical interpretation of the online gaming experience.
BotCon will also feature appearances by iconic voice actors from the recent TRANSFORMERS global blockbuster movies and animated television series, as well as the Hasbro TRANSFORMERS brand team members and other industry guests. Guests will also have the opportunity to buy and sell merchandise, check out the new TRANSFORMERS: War for Cybertron video game, attend panel discussions led by TRANSFORMERS experts, view the fan-created diorama and customized figure contest, and win hourly door prizes.
The convention is being held at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort located at 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Buena Vista, Florida. General admission tickets are available at the door, $18 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. As always, admission is free for those 5 years old and under. General Admission tickets are available day of visit and provide access to the showroom on Saturday, June 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or on Sunday, June 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Additional details and pre-registration information can be found at botcon.com, or by calling (817) 448-9863.
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com.
“Star Trek” Generations Unite As Patrick Stewart Joins William Shatner For A Star Trek Celebration At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
First Professional Photo Ops Together With Fans For Two Famed Captains
NEW YORK and CHICAGO, June 25, 2010 – “Star Trek” fans will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to meet both Patrick Stewart and William Shatner at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 19-22 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., as Wizard CEO Gareb Shamus today confirmed Stewart’s scheduled attendance at the event. It will mark the first time that the respective Captains of the “Star Trek” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series have appeared together for professional photo opportunities with the public.
Stewart, who portrayed “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” in “The Next Generation” was a huge hit at his first Wizard World event earlier this month at Philadelphia Comic Con. Shatner, famous for playing “Captain James T. Kirk” in the original show among many other well-known roles, is always a popular figure at Wizard shows, and will join Stewart on Saturday, August 21, on a panel discussing the “Star Trek” franchise and their respective careers.
“We are extremely excited to bring this first-time-ever opportunity with Patrick Stewart and William Shatner to Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.” said Shamus. “Stewart’s first Wizard World appearance in Philadelphia was very successful and we know that fans will come from far and wide to see the two Captains together in August.”
Fans can Visit www.wizardworld.com in the coming weeks for more details as they become available.
The Emmy-nominated Stewart, who has performed in more than 100 television and film roles, is one of several actors to appear in all three “X-Men” films: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). His role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, which started on Next Generation, placed him in four Star Trek films: Generations (1994) First Contact (1996), Insurrection (1998) and Nemesis (2002). He also served as the voice of numerous animated characters in movies like Chicken Little and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, as well as popular TV shows such as “Family Guy” and “American Dad.”
About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.
For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become a Chicago Comic Con Fan on Facebook.
SHOUT! FACTORY CHARGES INTO COMIC-CON 2010 WITH LEGENDARY FILMMAKERS, LEADING POP CULTURE BRANDS AND EXCITING NEW HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS
ROGER CORMAN TAKES CENTER STAGE
ROGER CORMAN’S CULT CLASSICS LEAD STAR-STUDDED LINEUP
Shout! Factory returns to Comic-Con International San Diego 2010 with a stellar lineup featuring upcoming and current home entertainment juggernauts that will be showcased in a special panel discussion, media appearances, special signings, interactive fan activities and Comic-Con exclusives at the Shout! Factory booth (#3749, main show floor) throughout the convention. Fan favorite filmmakers, creators and select stars from Shout! Factory’s branded properties scheduled to attend include: Roger Corman, Julie Corman, Joe Dante (Piranha, Trailers from Hell, Gremlins), Allan Holzman (Galaxy of Terror, Forbidden World), Sid Haig (Galaxy of Terror, The Devil’s Rejects), Mary Woronov (Death Race 2000, Rock’n’Roll High School), Stephen Collins (Tales of the Gold Monkey, Star Trek: The Motion Picture), Gregg Berger (voice of “Spirit” in the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero and “Grimlock” in THE TRANSFORMERS original animated series), Larry Blamire (The Lost Skeleton Returns Again), among other notables.
Action, sci-fi and horror fantasy in full-throttle! If your idea of fun is watching outrageous cult films, loyal fans of Roger Corman and Comic-Con will not want to miss the highly anticipated Comic-Con panel Shout! Factory Presents Roger Corman: B-Movie King on Friday, July 23 at 5:30 PM (Room 25ABC). Recipient of an honorary Academy Award for his contribution to the cinematic arts and film industry, world renowned filmmaker/producer Roger Corman headlines this panel – joined by award-winning veteran producer Julie Corman, filmmakers Joe Dante and Allan Holzman, and actors Sig Haig and Mary Woronov – to share insights on Corman’s incredible filmmaking career. Notable Corman alumni in attendance to reflect on their involvement throughout during his New World Pictures-era during the 70′s and 80s, at a time when grindhouse theaters and drive-ins were the place to see over-the-top action, violence and suspense thrillers. Attendees will have the opportunity to sneak peek at upcoming lineup from Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home entertainment series and to participate in the Q&A with panelists during this session. The panel is moderated by documentary filmmaker Alex Stapleton, director of the upcoming film King of the B’s: The Independent Life of Roger Corman.
Shout! Factory will once again have a must-see and can’t-miss booth, stylized with a dramatic backdrop, on the main convention floor. Poised to whet the appetites of Comic-Con attendees and pop culture enthusiasts of all ages, the Shout! Factory booth will showcase the latest offerings from fan-driven product lines, along with a host of exclusive VIP guest appearances, signing events, fan interactive activities, giveaways and more!
SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH (#3749) HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
* BE M-m-m-MAX HEADROOM! SHOUT! FACTORY MAX PHOTO BOOTH – Join the fun and come celebrate the upcoming home entertainment debut of Max Headroom: The Complete Series. A limited number of attendees will get their very own Max Headroom sunglasses to become Max Headroom and savor the moment with a photograph of their own! Photo booth open: Preview night and Thursday through Sunday.
* SPECIAL SIGNINGS & VIP GUEST APPEARANCES
o Thursday, July 22
+ THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS and DARK AND STORMY NIGHT (2:00 PM) – Cult filmmaker Larry Blamire of Dark and Stormy Night and The Lost Skeleton Returns Again, will be signing along with members of the cast Andrew Parks, Susan McConnell and Trish Geiger.
o Friday, July 23
+ ROGER CORMAN’S CULT CLASSICS (11:00 AM) – Meet legendary filmmakers Roger Corman, Julie Corman and Joe Dante (Piranha , Gremlins, Trailers from Hell) for signings of the latest releases from Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home entertainment series: Piranha, Death Race 2000, DeathSport/ BattleTruck, Forbidden World, Galaxy of Terror, Humanoids from the Deep and Rock’n’Roll High School.
+ STEPHEN COLLINS and TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY (3:00 PM) – Special appearance and signing event with acclaimed actor Stephen Collins to celebrate the 80s action adventure TV favorite Tales of the Gold Monkey: The Complete Series home entertainment release.
o Saturday, July 24
+ G.I. JOE – THE MOVIE (3:00 PM) – Special appearance and signing event with Gregg Berger, the voiceover star of “Spirit” in G.I. JOE, “Grimlock” in THE TRANSFORMERS animated series and numerous fan favorite video games. A must for fans of G.I. JOE and THE TRANSFORMERS.
* PRODUCT LINE HIGHLIGHTS FROM SHOUT! FACTORY’S COMIC-CON SHOWCASE
o ROGER CORMAN’S CULT CLASSICS Home Entertainment Series
The saga of independent filmmaker/producer Roger Corman ranks as one of the most amazing motion picture success stories. Having produced more than 350 films and directed 50 others, his influence on American film goes far beyond his own energetic, creative low-budget movies. He is arguably one of Hollywood’s most gifted and masterful filmmakers. Early this year, Shout! Factory has secured the exclusive North American home entertainment rights to over 50 highly sought-after Roger Corman film properties. Since May 2010, Shout! Factory continues to present Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home entertainment releases on a monthly basis. This summer, fans will see the long-awaited releases of Death Race 2000 Blu-ray and DVD (June 22), Forbidden World 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD (July 20), Galaxy of Terror Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD (July 20), DeathSport/ BattleTruck Double-Feature Collector’s Edition DVD (August 3), Humanoids from the Deep Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD, and the must-have Piranha Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD (Aug 3).
Piranha Special Edition offers 2 highly collectible covers: the Blu-ray and DVD both feature the iconic vintage cover art from the film’s original 1978 movie poster and the spectacular art from the original international poster for the reverse cover; and the Special Edition DVD is further sparkled with a visually stunning 3-D lenticular exterior packaging.
These special edition releases from Roger Corman’s Cult Classics are sure to cause a feeding frenzy among thrill seekers and loyal fans. Comic-Con attendees will have the opportunity to own a piece of the action and sneak peek at upcoming releases.
o MAX HEADROOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES
For a long time, fans have been anticipating the home entertainment debut of the show critics called the first cyperpunk series. On August 10, 2010, Shout! Factory will unleash Max Headroom: The Complete Series in a collectible 5-DVD box set featuring all 14 episodes and exclusive bonus features that reveal the genesis, life and afterlife of the series with all-new interviews featuring the cast and creative team! A must-have for collectors and loyal fans, this deluxe DVD box set is further enhanced by a visually stunning limited-edition 3-D lenticular exterior packaging.
o G.I. JOE- THE MOVIE SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION
The original animated G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – THE MOVIE that has been long out of print will finally debut July 27, 2010 for the first time in a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and separate DVD as a Special Collectors Edition from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Featuring the voice talent of Don Johnson, Burgess Meredith, SGT. SLAUGHTER and fan favorites Bill Ratner, Michael Bell and Chris Latta, G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – THE MOVIE Special Collectors Edition contains exciting bonus content including fan-favorite PSAs, printable screenplay with the original movie ending, and audio commentary. The Blu-ray + DVD combo pack edition also offers viewers an exclusive option of viewing the animated movie presentation in widescreen. G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – THE MOVIE Special Collectors Edition is the final installment to complete last year’s G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero – The Complete Series DVD box set. this special collectors edition fills the final placeholder inside the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – The Complete Series Deluxe Footlocker case!
o MARVEL THE SUPER HERO SQUAD SHOW: QUEST FOR THE INFINITY SWORD!
When the greatest heroes on the planet unite to face the world’s most dastardly villains, you get the biggest, most family-friendly Super Hero alliance in TV History…The Super Hero Squad! On July 13, 2010, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Marvel Animation, will release The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword! Volume 1 DVD, featuring the first seven episodes from the first season of this popular action-packed animated series and special bonus features including a new interview with Stan Lee, music video and trailers. HERO UP!
o MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION SERIES DVD PRODUCT LINE
Earlier this year, Shout! Factory and Marvel Animation have expanded their strategic content partnership to bring Marvel’s innovative and media-rich Marvel Knights Animation series to the U.S. home entertainment marketplace.
Direct from the pages of the critically acclaimed comic books, Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the legendary Marvel experience of sophisticated storytelling and dynamic artwork. Behind every image and every word lies the genius of Marvel’s celebrated creators like Joss Whedon, Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita, Jr., Warren Ellis, John Cassaday and Adi Granov. Boasting groundbreaking graphics, sensational soundscapes and, of course, the explosiveness of the Marvel Universe, Marvel Knights Animation merges iconic Marvel comic book graphics and dynamic animation, utilizing some of the latest technology to provide incredible, cutting-edge, in-your-face storytelling. A wonderful hybrid that incorporates all of Marvel’s greatest talents, viewers can experience their favorite comics, as the spectacular visions of these authors and artists come alive in Marvel Knights Animation. Comic-Con fans will have the opportunity to sneak peek and learn more about the upcoming DVD release of Marvel Knights: Astonishing X-Men – Gifted (Sept 28) and Marvel Knights: Invincible Iron Man – Extremis (November 2010).
o GAMERA HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINE
Heart-pounding action and jaw-dropping fun! Shout! Factory, in association with Kadokawa Pictures, continues to present Gamera Special Edition home entertainment releases in North America. Hot off the heel from the excitement of fan favorite Gamera, The Giant Monster – Special Edition DVD, Shout! Factory will unleash the second film in the original series, Gamera Vs. Barugon – Special Edition on July 6, 2010. The DVD contains a collectible reversible cover, a special booklet featuring an essay by actor Kojiro Hongo, audio commentary with August Ragone and Jason Varney, publicity galleries and widescreen presentation of the original movie from an all-new HD master and more! Comic-Con attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about upcoming Gamera product line highlights include Gamera Vs. Gyaos, Gamera Vs. Viras, Gamera Vs. Guiron, Gamera Vs. Jiger, among others.
o LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN and DARK AND STORMY NIGHT
A double-dose of hilarious B-Movie lampoons! In the grand tradition of Mel Brooks and Preston Sturges, Larry Blamire brings his zany ensemble of actors back in two hysterically funny and instant cult-classics, when the highly-anticipated sequel The Lost Skeleton Returns Again and Blamire’s latest send-up Dark and Stormy Night hit the home entertainment shelves August 17 from Shout! Factory. Poised to deliver the cinematic chuckle-fests that loyal fans have been waiting for, both collectible DVDs boast cast and crew commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette and more.
o TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Get ready to take a thrill-ride to a backwater corner of the South Pacific as Tales of the Gold Monkey The Complete Series is now on DVD from Fabulous Films. Fans can relive the adventures of this much loved television show in a 6-DVD collectible box set featuring all 20 action-packed episodes, original pilot episode, a treasure trove of DVD bonus content, a special collector’s booklet and more!
Created by Don Bellisario and starring Stephen Collins (Private Practice, 7th Heaven), Caitlin O’Heaney (The Charmings), Roddy McDowall (Planet of the Apes), Jeff Mackay (JAG), Tales of the Gold Monkey aired on ABC in early 80′s and became a popular hit following the success of the Indiana Jones films.
SPECIAL COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES
Get ready for this year’s collectible exclusives from Shout! Factory. Details will be announced at this year’s Comic-Con and on ShoutFactory.com.
As excitement builds for this year’s Comic-Con, Shout! Factory will announce additional activities and events for Comic-Con fans in forthcoming weeks. Follow us on Twitter @ShoutFactory http://twitter.com/ShoutFactory and Facebook
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. Its fine products are distributed by Vivendi Entertainment. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com.
Brian Keene signs on SATURDAY, JULY 10th from Noon until 4PM at Comix Connection – York in the West Manchester Mall, meet the acclaimed horror novelist and help us celebrate the release of Brian’s new comic book THE LAST ZOMBIE! Grab a copy of THE LAST ZOMBIE #1 and have Brian sign it! Check out Brian Keene’s other novels including THE RISING, TERMINAL, CITY OF THE DEAD, THE CONQUEROR WORMS, GHOUL and more! It would also be a perfect time to pick up a copy of Marvel’s DEAD OF NIGHT: DEVIL SLAYER, which collects the four-issue mini-series, featuring Comix Connection’s own BILL WAHL (it doesn’t end well!)
WE WILL BE GATHERING CANNED FOOD DONATIONS FOR THE YORK RESCUE MISSION! Stay tuned for information about a special contest.
SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY ARTIST MIKE HAWTHORNE!
Comix Connection York
West Manchester Mall, 1800 Loucks Road, P.O. Box 8020, York, PA 17404
Ethan Van Sciver Headlines at NJ Super Mega Show
The Super MegaShow takes place July 9th 10th & 11th
Ethan Van Sciver will be sketching free for fans all day Sat! Some of the other talented artist who will be appearing at the Mega Show include Herb Trimpe, Steve Mannion, Dick Ayers, & Brian Buniak.
This year’s Super MegaShow will be one of the largest and most exciting shows ever to come to the garden state. This year’s show explodes with artists and actors from comics, music, movies, and tv!
For more info and to order tickets www.supermegashow.com or 201-998-1212.
Air Pirates and Fogel’s Price Guide Fly Into Indy Euphoria June 27
The West Coast Premiere of Fogel’s Underground Comix Price Guide Supplement will be at Indy Euphoria, a Celebration of Alternative Arts, this Sunday, June 27th in Sacramento, California. Joining Supplement author Dan Fogel are legendary Underground cartoonists Dan O’Neill and Ted Richards, of the notorious Air Pirates Studios!
In 1971, O’Neill organized the Air Pirates, a group of young cartoonists named after 1930s Mickey Mouse villains. Members included Bobby London, Gary Hallgren, Shary Flenniken and Ted Richards. They produced two issues of Air Pirates Funnies, wherein Mickey, Minnie, and other Disney characters behaved in a shockingly Adult manner. This publication led to a famous lawsuit by The Walt Disney Company. The Air Pirates fought the suit on free-speech grounds and finally settled after a long, highly publicized, and expensive legal battle. Along the way they organized the Mouse Liberation Front, an international Underground movement that is still growing today and is currently featured in the movie “R.I.P. A Remix Manifesto”.
Dan O’Neill’s long and distinguished career includes creating the controversial newspaper strip Odd Bodkins, two series of Dan O’Neill’s Comics and Stories, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Log of the Irish Navy (Banned on eBay!), and The Big Yellow Drawing Book.
Ted Richards has created iconic Underground Comix characters including The Forty Year Old Hippie, Dopin’ Dan, and skateboarder guru Mellow Cat. His impressive portfolio of computer design work continues with many exciting new multi-media projects for Air Pirates Studios!
Dan Fogel, a comics industry veteran retailer, distributor, writer, editor, and publisher for three decades, is recognized worldwide as the leading authority on the Underground, Adults Only, and Alternative Comix genres. Fogel’s Underground Comix Price Guide and the brand-new Supplement are the indispensable resource for collectors, retailers, historians, investors, and fans!
Other comic creator guests at Indy Euphoria include Johnny Ryan (Lowest Comic Denominator, Angry Youth Comix), Tim Vigil (Faust), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), and Mike Hampton (Hot Zombie Chicks).
Indy Euphoria is this Sunday June 27, 10AM to 6PM at The Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95819, across from Sacramento State University. For more show information, please go to http://indyeuphoria.com/
The Air Pirates may be contacted through their new website:
Fogel’s Underground Comix Price Guide Supplement is published by Hippy Comix, Inc. in association with Carnal Comics and is exclusively sponsored by BD Cues and Comix, your leading source for high-quality custom pool cues and comix! A thick 128 pages, the “SUPP” is for Adults Only and retails for $16.95. It is available through:
Join Rob Rogers, the award-winning, nationally-syndicated cartoonist from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and learn to create your own editorial cartoons on SATURDAY, JUNE 26 from 1–3pm. Rogers will help children and adults choose a topic, message, and metaphor, and draw and develop their own cartoon. After the workshop, Rogers will speak with visitors and sign his new book, No Cartoon Left Behind: The Best of Rob Rogers. No reservations required for the workshop.
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Comic-Con Magazine’s Online Only edition for Spring/Summer 2010 is now available. This issue features a “Countdown to Comic-Con” with lots of useful information for making your plans for the show. In addition, you can see WonderCon 2010 in photos, and get information on the upcoming APE 2010. Get all of the details and more on our site now.
BBC BRINGS BEING HUMAN AND LOOK AROUND YOU TO COMIC-CON
- Exclusive screenings, panels, signings and Doctor Who exclusive merchandise -
New York, NY – June 23, 2010 – BBC returns to Comic-Con with a full line-up of panels, screenings, signings and exclusive merchandise at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).
BBC AMERICA’s hit sci-fi show Being Human, which follows three twenty-somethings living double lives as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost, returns for an all-new U.S. premiere season the same weekend as Comic-Con. The Los Angeles Times declared, “Buffy fans – come out of the Twilight and sink your teeth into this import.” Creator/writer Toby Whithouse will join cast members Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan on stage for a fan Q&A and signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629). Being Human premieres on BBC AMERICA Saturday, July 24, directly following the Doctor Who season finale. Being Human: Season 1 DVD (DVD/Blu-ray) hits stores on July 20.
Matt Groening calls it “one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen.” The BAFTA-nominated Look Around You is a spoof comedy based on the unforgettable educational programs of the ’70s. Created by and starring Robert Popper (Peep Show, Hot Fuzz) and Peter Serafinowicz (Couples Retreat, Shaun of the Dead), presenters Jack Morgan (Popper) and Peter Packard (Serafinowicz) bring the nonsensical wonders of science and a series of gloriously deadpan experiments to life as the show comes to BBC DVD. Peter and Robert will take fan Q&As at their panel as well as signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629). Look Around You: Season 1 DVD goes on sale July 20.
Doctor Who, which delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA, wraps on air the weekend of Comic-Con. While the team is currently filming and unable to attend Comic-Con, that doesn’t mean the Doctor’s presence won’t be felt in San Diego. BBC AMERICA will host an exclusive U.S. premiere fan screening of this season’s two-part finale, along with the all-new season opener of Being Human.
This year marks the first time contemporary Doctor Who exclusives have been available for sale at Comic-Con. Fans can purchase the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) figurine in burgundy shirt and suspenders and an Orange Dalek Scientist figurine as well as two show exclusive t-shirts designed especially for the event. Being Human t-shirts will also be available at the BBC AMERICA booth.
PANEL AND SIGNING SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 22
2:30-3:30pm: Look Around You signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629)
5:00-6:00pm Look Around You panel: As their BAFTA-nominated show comes to BBC DVD, creators-stars Robert Popper (Peep Show, Hot Fuzz) and Peter Serafinowicz (Couples Retreat, Shaun of the Dead), are on stage to take questions from the fans. Room 6A
8:00-11:00pm BBC AMERICA U.S. Premiere Screenings of Doctor Who and Being Human: Catch the all-new season opener of Being Human, written by Toby Whithouse and starring Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan and the two-part finale of Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat and starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Room 6DE
Friday, July 23
2:00-3:00pm Being Human signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629)
6:00-7:00pm Being Human panel: Creator/writer Toby Whithouse with cast members Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan are on stage for a fan Q&A and exclusive inside peek to the new U.S. premiere season launching the same weekend as Comic-Con. Don’t miss the chance to get the inside secrets on the double-lives of a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost, joined this season by George’s friend Nina who has a mysterious secret of her own. Room 6A
About BBC Worldwide, America:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK public broadcaster, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Rhode Island. The business brings together the seven core BBC Worldwide divisions: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Global Brands, Digital Media, Home Entertainment & Magazines. The highly acclaimed cable channel BBC America, now available in 67 million homes, and the smash hit Dancing with the Stars, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions are among the key brands in the region.