Dark Horse Unveils Signing Schedule for NYCC 2011

September 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York, Top Stories

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Press Release:

DARK HORSE UNVEILS SIGNING SCHEDULE FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON 2011! 

SEPTEMBER 30, MILWAUKIE, OR—What do a rock star, the lead writer of Mass Effect, and the ever-charming and talented Ms. Becky Cloonan all have in common? They’re all signing at the Dark Horse booth!

Following up on Wednesday’s announcement of Dark Horse’s 2011 New York Comic Con programming, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: the 2011 Dark Horse New York Comic Con schedule!

The full schedule of Dark Horse’s in-booth signings and activities can be found below:

ALL DAY, EVERY DAY:

Spin the Dark Horse prize wheel for a chance to win free digital comics, including Mass Effect and Star Wars: Crimson Empire bundles!

 

Thursday, October 13 

6:00 p.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

 

Friday, October 14

10:30 a.m. The Occultist—Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) and Jenny Frison (Criminal Macabre)

11:00 a.m. Bunny in the Moon—Tara McPherson

11:00 a.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

11:30 a.m. Orchid—Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman) and Scott Hepburn (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)

FREE Orchid poster featuring art by Massimo Carnevale. Ticketed event. Please talk to a Dark Horse staff member at the show.

12:30 p.m. Dethklok—Jon Schnepp, Jeremy Barlow, and Nate Piekos

1:30 p.m. The Immortal—Ian Edginton

FREE poster revealing never-before-seen art from the upcoming comic The Immortal, adapted from an acclaimed Japanese novel and written by Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces, Star Trek: Early VoyagesWarhammer 40,000)

2:00 p.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a The Thing movie T-shirt and free digital comics! Read the FREE digital prequel comic of The Thing now!

2:30 p.m. Star Wars—Andrea Mutti

Find out what Star Wars series Andrea Mutti (Rage) will be working on at Friday’s Dark Horse panel (1:30–2:30 p.m., Room 1A15).

3:30 p.m. The Massive—Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson (DMZ)

4:30 p.m. Star Wars: Jedi—The Dark Side—Scott Allie and Mahmud Asrar

6:30 p.m. Dr. McNinja—Christopher Hastings
Saturday, October 15

10:30 a.m. Mass Effect—Mac Walters

11:00 a.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

11:30 a.m. The Last Dragon—Jane Yolen and Rebecca Guay

FREE face painting inspired by The Last Dragon! FREE miniprint to the first one hundred people in line for the signing.

12:30 p.m. House of Night—Jenny Frison

Get Marked! FREE House of Night face painting during the signing with cover artist Jenny Frison! FREE House of Night poster. And the first twenty-five people in line for the signing will receive a copy of The Fledgling Handbook 101 by P. C. Cast with Kim Doner from St. Martin’s Press!

1:30 p.m. Beasts of Burden—Evan Dorkin

1:30 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender—FREE face-painting event

2:30 p.m. Dragon Age—David Gaider and Mike Laidlaw

FREE print to the first one hundred people in line to meet the lead writer and lead designer of Dragon Age!

3:30 p.m. Angel & Faith—Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs

4:00 p.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

4:30 p.m. Comic TBA—Brian Wood (DMZ, Demo, Northlanders) and Becky Cloonan (Demo, Pixu)

Find out what Dark Horse comic Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan are going to be working on together at Friday’s Dark Horse panel (1:30–2:30 p.m., Room 1A15)!

5:30 p.m. Evelyn, Evelyn—Cynthia von Buhler

 

Sunday, October 16

10:00 a.m. Beanworld—Larry Marder

10:30 a.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

11:00 a.m. Mignolaverse—Mike Mignola and John Arcudi

Ticketed event. Please talk to a Dark Horse staff member at the show.

12:00 p.m. Creepy—Dan Braun

It’s trick-or-treat time, but not for the kiddos! FREE Creepy comics to the first one hundred people in line, plus an array of crazy Creepy prizes just in time for All Hallow’s Eve!

1:00 p.m. Behind the Scenes of Mass Effect—Mac Walters

Mac Walters discusses the process of writing Mass Effect comics and walks through a digital preview of Mass Effect: Invasion #1.

2:00 p.m. FREE T-SHIRTS, COMICS! Come to the Dark Horse booth for a chance to win a Hellboy T-shirt and free digital comics!

2:30 p.m. Kult—Jeremy Barlow

3:00 p.m. Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword—Jeremy Barlow, Paul Tobin, and Joshua Williamson

4:00 p.m. Falling Skies—Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra

Are you missing Falling Skies? Talk to the creators of the preview comic and get a Falling Skies pin from TNT, while supplies last!

Keep your eyes on the Dark Horse blog for further announcements on signings, in-booth events, green-screen photo ops, and so much more!

CA – Hark! A Vagrant Signing

Kate Beaton discusses and signs her comics collection Hark! A Vagrant at Skylight Books on October 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm 
 
New Yorker cartoonist Kate Beaton will discuss and sign her collection of comic strips, Hark! A Vagrant. This hilarious collection takes readers on a romp through history and literature, with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures. Whether she’s writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.

Kate Beaton grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology at Mount Allison University. Her comics have appeared in the New Yorker, Harpers, The National Post, and The Best American Comics anthology. Her website, www.harkavagrant.com, attracts over 500,000 unique monthly visitors.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

FL – Star Wars Signing

Author Timothy Zahn signs at Books at Park Place on Saturday, October 15 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm! He will be joined by the Florida Garrison of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion.

Timothy Zahn is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction writer best known for his Star Wars novels: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision of the Future, Survivor’s Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, and his latest Choices of One. He has also written the Dark Horse Comics series Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand.

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Books at Park Place
3619 49th Street North, Saint Petersburg, FL

NYC – The Yin and Yang of Contemporary Asian American Culture

Gene Luen Yang, Wesley Yang, and Jeff Yang speak on Thursday October 6, 2011 from 6:30pm – 8pm at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).

Press Release:

This fall, MOCA brings together three provocative voices in contemporary Asian American culture. Please join acclaimed graphic novelist Gene Yang (Level Up; The Eternal Smile; American Born Chinese), New York Magazine contributing editor Wesley Yang (“Paper Tigers”) and author and columnist Jeff Yang (The San Francisco Chronicle’s “Asian Pop”) – all of whom happen to share the same last name – for a candid, no-holds-

barred discussion on current trending topics including the evolving nature of Asian American identity, the challenges of Asian masculinity and the perils (and promise) of “tiger” parenting.

Gene Yang’s first book, American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel ever to be nominated for a National Book Award. His most recent graphic novel, Level Up looks at the struggle of a young boy to live up to the expectations of his late father, with the help of a quartet of guardian angels. geneyang.com

Wesley Yang’s New York Magazine feature “Paper Tigers” — exploring the traumatic effects of traditional Asian parenting on second-generation offspring — became one of the year’s most talked about articles; he’s currently working on a book on the topic for Harper Collins.

Jeff Yang, veteran culture critic and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, has been at the center of covering the sometimes-controversial issues that both Gene and Wesley have raised in their work.

Admission: Free and open to the public, courtesy of TARGET. RSVP required to programs@mocanyc.org

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

 

WA – Soixante-Neuf Signing

Cartoonist David Lasky signs at Gainsbourg Lounge on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 8pm. The party is to honor the inclusion of Lasky’s mini-comic, “Soixante-Neuf,” in the 2011 Best American Comics.

Gainsbourg Lounge
8550 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

NYC – Occupants Signing

Henry Rollins signs at Book Court on Thursday October 13, 2011 at 7pm.

Book Court
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

IL – Chew Signing

John Layman signs at Challengers Comics on Sunday October 2, 2011 at 4pm.

Best known as the creator/writer of CHEW, John has been in the comics industry for over a decade and has been associated with some of the greatest characters comics has to offer. And… Chew vol. 4: Flambe JUST CAME OUT! so come get it, and everything else you have, signed!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Nikita, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and Mad Set to Appear at NYCC 2011

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Press Release:

Nikita, Green Lantern: The Animated Series And Mad Set To Appear At New York Comic Con 2011

Nikita Panel Featuring Maggie Q and World Premiere Screening of Green Lantern: The Animated Series Scheduled For Saturday, October 15

Burbank, CA | September 29, 2011

Start spreadin’ the news! Stars and producers of Nikita, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and MAD will all be a part of New York Comic Con 2011, as Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation bring iconic stars and genre properties back to The Big Apple on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.

Highlights include:

    •     Nikita (Fridays 8/7c The CW) stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca, and producer Albert Kim will headline the show’s panel, screen a special highlight reel, discuss upcoming episodes from the show’s second season and answer questions from fans.
    •     After unveiling exclusive new footage at NYCC 2010, Warner Bros. Animation and executive producer Bruce Timm will present the world-premiere screening of the complete first episode of Green Lantern: The Animated Series (coming soon to Cartoon Network) during the show’s panel session.
    •     The team behind Warner Bros. Animation’s hit MAD animated television series (Mondays 8:45/7:45c Cartoon Network) and DC Comics’ MAD Magazine will explore the world of MAD and wisecrack their way through a Q&A with fans.
    •     For continuing information about the Studio’s plans at New York Comic Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom and use the #WBNYCC hashtag.

 

Here is the complete WBTV and WBA New York Comic Con schedule:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

    •     10:30–11:30 a.m. Green Lantern: The Animated Series World Premiere Screening and Conversation with Bruce Timm — World-renowned producer, artist, animator and Comic Con favorite Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) will be on hand to unveil Green Lantern: The Animated Series, his latest television project from Warner Bros. Animation, coming soon to Cartoon Network. New York Comic Con attendees will be treated to the world premiere screening of this all-new CG action-adventure animated series, and will take part in a moderated Q&A with an animation icon. Room 1A10
    •     1:30–2:00 p.m. Green Lantern: The Animated Series Signing at the DC Comics booth #1254
    •     2:45–3:45 p.m. Nikita Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Nikita returns to NYCC with series stars Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible 3), Shane West (ER) and Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass) joining producer Albert Kim to reveal classified video and information. The second season finds Nikita and Michael on the run with a black box containing the government’s darkest secrets. Leading the hunt for them is Alex … and she knows all of Nikita’s tricks. From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Nikita airs Fridays at 8/7c on The CW. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nikita and follow The CW on Twitter @CW_network. IGN Theater
  •     5:30–6:00 p.m. Nikita Signing at the DC Comics booth #1254

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

    •     11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. MAD Signing at the DC Comics booth #1254
  •     12:15–1:15 p.m. MAD Special Video Presentation and Q&A — MAD is more than just the best-selling humor magazine in the nation — it’s also the inspiration for the hit animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, now in its second season on Cartoon Network. Find out what’s happening with the Usual Gang of Idiots in this panel featuring MAD Magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano and MAD series producer Kevin Shinick. MAD airs Mondays at 8:45/7:45c on Cartoon Network. Room 1A24

 

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS

NIKITA

TWITTER
The CW            @CW_network — twitter.com/CW_network
Craig Silverstein        @sesfonstein — twitter.com/sesfonstein
Albert Kim            @MagicBranch — twitter.com/MagicBranch
Maggie Q            @MaggieQ — twitter.com/MaggieQ
Shane West        @shanewest_1 — twitter.com/shanewest_1
Lyndsy Fonseca        @LyndsyMFonseca — twitter.com/LyndsyMFonseca
Melinda Clarke        @therealmsclarke — twitter.com/therealmsclarke

FACEBOOK:        http://www.facebook.com/nikita

Exhibitor Space at NYCC 2011 Sold Out

September 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York, Top Stories

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EXHIBIT SPACE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON SOLD OUT! 

Show Floor to Occupy Entire Javits Exhibit Hall; Chevrolet to be “Vehicle Sponsor”; Cultyard Pavilion and Other Attractions are Convention Floor Highlights

New York Comic ConNorwalk, CT, September 29, 2011:  Officials at New York Comic Con have announced that the show floor for this year’s highly anticipated convention is sold out.  This “sell out” two weeks before the show marks another milestone in the convention’s enormous growth since its debut in 2006.  The show floor will occupy the complete exhibit hall of Javits Center as the entire convention takes up 470,000 square feet of space.   In total, over 700 exhibitors and 400 artists will participate in this year’s event which will include an expanded autographing area as well as 3 full days of public access to the show.  Notably, this year will feature a Vehicle Sponsor, as Chevrolet will host the New York consumer debut for the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic at New York Comic Con.  Additionally, after a hugely successful debut last year, the Cultyard Pavilion will return again this year with over 40 exhibitors featuring art, design, collectible toys, pop-tech, and fashion.  And, in what NYCC is informally calling the “Star Wars Zip Code” in the exhibition hall, attendees will find new Star Wars products from licensees and dealers, as well as a special Celebration VI area.   

The 2011 New York Comic Con takes place October 13-16, 2011.  NYCC, which attracted 96,000 attendees in 2010, celebrates comics, television, movies, toys, games, and the popular arts from around the planet.  Exhibitors spanning all these areas of the pop culture universe will participate in the show including: Activision, AMC, Archaia, Capcom, Comedy Central, Dark Horse, DC, Hasbro, HBO, IGN, Marvel, Mattel, and Xbox to name just a very few.

“I think it’s amazing that Chevrolet is leveraging New York Comic Con to launch the 2012 Sonic,” notes Lance Fentsterman.  “We are proud to welcome Chevrolet to our show and the fact that they see such value in our audience speaks volumes about the influence and power of the pop culture world.  As always, our show floor will be packed with an enormous range of product, promotions and diverse activity.  Our intent is to deliver maximum entertainment while also providing a super dynamic business and marketing environment that benefits both exhibitors and consumers.”

“Sonic and New York Comic Con are a natural partnership,” said William Fleck, Northeast regional marketing manager for Chevrolet. “We are trying to market Sonic to early adopters – those who are the first to try all-things-new.  They are immersed in pop culture, can spot trends early and have the power to transform a simple trend into a lifestyle.  NYCC is the perfect place for us to reach that audience.”

Maintaining the spirit of New York Comic Con, Chevrolet will showcase four special-edition, illustrated Sonics and a gigantic, gas-filled flying Sonic. Drawing inspiration from the convention, an artist will work on illustrating a fifth Sonic in real time throughout the show.  Chevrolet also will host an interactive scavenger hunt for all attendees of the conference. Winners of the scavenger hunt will take home a variety of impressive Chevrolet swag.

As noted, Star Wars will also have its own “Zip Code” at New York Comic Con.  There, attendees will learn more about the huge Star Wars fan party coming next August, co-created by Lucasfilm and ReedPOP, order tickets, and purchase exclusive Star Wars Celebration VI merchandise.  Meanwhile, in addition to their significant booth presence, first time exhibitor Hasbro will be the title sponsor of New York Comic Con’s “NYCC Kids!” taking place on Sunday, October 16.  Within NYCC Kids!, Hasbro will host the National BEYBLADE Championship where semi-finalists from around the country will battle in head-to-head competition to be crowned the BEYBLADE U.S. Champion. 

Tickets for NYCC are on sale via the website www.NewYorkComicCon.com.  Limited 4-Day tickets are available.  For further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity, please visit Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.MediumAtLarge.net.  Convention organizers note that more guests will be announced over the next few weeks and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.

ABOUT REEDPOP:  ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans.  The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo.  The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

UK – Cover Story Signing

BRIAN BOLLAND signs at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR on Saturday 29th October 3 – 4pm!

This gorgeous new hardcover collects covers of legendary artist Brian Bolland. Featuring highly detailed and meticulous craftsmanship combined with dramatic takes on the worlds best-known superheroes, Bolland’s work has been featured on KILLING JOKE, GREEN LANTERN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH, JUDGE DREDD and the Vertigo series THE INVISIBLES and ANIMAL MAN.

Brian Bolland has earned a reputation as one of the best cover artists in the industry, and his elegantly composed and beautifully rendered pieces have graced a host of titles, including ANIMAL MAN, BATMAN, THE FLASH, THE INVISIBLES, WONDER WOMAN and many more. He’s also the designer of Forbidden Planet’s legendary ‘People Like Us’ T-shirts.

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