Hallmark Reveals Plans, Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments for SDCC 2014

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Hallmark Reveals Plans, Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments for Comic-Con 2014

Booth will feature artist signings, product previews and giveaways

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 17, 2014) — Hallmark once again will showcase its creative products at Comic-Con International when it opens next week in San Diego.

This is the seventh year for Hallmark to exhibit at the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. Hallmark will provide more than 130,000 attendees access to event-exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and a pair of itty bittys® plush collectibles. Other perks include visits with a Keepsake Ornament artist and sneak peeks of Hallmark products to be released in 2015.

Comic-Con Exclusives

During the convention, held July 24-27, 2014, Hallmark will sell limited quantities of the following Keepsake Ornaments:

  • Wampa™ – This Keepsake Ornament created especially for event sales depicts the ferocious horned predator that attacked Luke Skywalker on the ice planet Hoth as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™. In place of actual wampa fur, the ornament is covered in velvety flocking. Sales limited to 200 pieces per day as part of a total production run of 1,800 ($35 each).

Wampa

  • Arkham’s Avenger – Inspired by the 2011 video game Batman: Arkham City, Batman crouches on a rooftop gargoyle in this Keepsake Ornament created as an event exclusive. Sales limited to 175 pieces per day as part of a total production run of 1,575 ($35 each).

Arkham Avengers

  • War Machine™ – As featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this event exclusive is a repainted variant of last year’s Iron Patriot™ Keepsake Ornament. Sales limited to 150 pieces per day as part of a total production run of 1,350 ($25 each).

War Machine

Since December 2012, iconic characters of film, comics and television have appeared as sweetly and uniquely styled plush itty bittys® exclusively in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. In celebration of this fall’s addition of Star Wars™ characters to the itty bittys line, Hallmark is offering a two-pack of itty bittys styled after a Tusken Raider™ and a Bantha™ as seen inStar Wars: A New Hope™. Sales limited to 300 pieces per day as part of a total production run of 2,700 ($20 per pair).

Itty Bittys Star Wars SDCC

Each of these event exclusives also will be available to attendees at New York Comic Con, Oct. 9-12, 2014.

Activities at the Hallmark Booth

“We’re very happy to be returning to Comic-Con this year to trade stories and share memories with our passionate fans,” said Beth Dorr, associate merchandise manager for Keepsake Ornaments. “We look forward to giving sneak peeks at our new Hallmark products in a creatively designed exhibit space. We’ll also have all the fun reasons for stopping by our space that Comic-Con goers have come to expect from us.”

Visitors to Hallmark’s booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion will walk into a stylized version of the desert planet Tatooine, where they will see familiar characters, including some in Lucasfilm-owned costumes that provide a perfect photo opportunity. There will be additional opportunities for photos with costumed members of the 501st Legion daily throughout the convention.

Visitors also can collect a series of five buttons featuring Keepsake Ornaments that will be handed out for free while quantities last. The button series features Star Wars designs with a limited quantity of one design given away each day of the event.

Visitors to Hallmark’s booth will be able to meet and receive free autographs from Keepsake Ornament Artist Jake Angell, who will sign the War Machine™ ornament he sculpted.

Inside Hallmark’s booth, visitors will be treated to up-close looks at Hallmark products including many of the new 2014 Keepsake Ornaments such as Godzilla, the flying time machine of Back to the Future Part II and Cornelius of Planet of the Apes, while getting an early preview of what’s ahead for 2015.

An official schedule of all Hallmark fan activities at Comic-Con International will be available at the Hallmark booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion, located at Booth 2913-H in the Exhibit Hall.

More Comic-Con Fun

Comic-Con goers will be encouraged to share a fan-favorite photo or moment they want to keepsake by using the hashtag #KeepsakeIt in social media and by entering online at Hallmark.com/KeepsakeIt. Submissions to the website will be entered to win weekly prizes and a grand prize of Keepsake Ornaments, plus $3,000 toward a #KeepsakeIt Family Vacation. Learn more at Hallmark.com/KeepsakeIt.

Starting July 21, before Comic-Con International begins, follow Hallmark on Twitter (@Hallmark) to learn more how to enter to win one of two Hallmark prize packages: 1) a set of the Comic-Con exclusive Keepsake Ornaments, or 2) a pair of the Comic-Con exclusive Star Wars itty bittys plush characters. This Twitter giveaway provides fans who may not make it to San Diego a chance to win Hallmark’s Comic-Con exclusive items.

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Hallmark #KeepsakeIt Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY; void where prohibited. To enter, share your Keepsake moment or photo onhttp://www.hallmark.com/keepsakeit or print your name, address, phone & e-mail address on 3″ x 5″ paper & mail by 9/4/14 to: Hallmark’s #KeepsakeIt Sweepstakes Winners’ List, 2405 Grand Blvd., Suite 700, Kansas City, MO 64108 during Entry Period #1 – Entry Period #3 and via Twitter, Instagram, www.hallmark.com/keepsakeit or print your name, address, phone & e-mail address on 3″ x 5″ paper & mail by 9/4/14 to: Hallmark’s #KeepsakeIt Sweepstakes Winners’ List, 2405 Grand Blvd., Suite 700, Kansas City, MO 64108 during Entry Period #4 – Entry Period #23. Ends 11:59 p.m. CT 12/18/14. Must be 18+, legally residing in 50 US, inc. DC. For Entry limits and complete details and rules: http://www.hallmark.com/keepsakeitrules. Sponsor: Hallmark Marketing Company, LLC, 2501 McGee St, Kansas City, MO, 64108.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and connect in emotional ways with others. In the U.S., innovative Hallmark greeting cards and gifts are sold through the network of Hallmark Gold Crown® specialty stores, leading mass retailers and online. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. Millions of households enjoy family friendly television programming offered by cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel and fast-growing Hallmark Movie Channel. Hallmark’s Crayola subsidiary inspires artistic creativity in children through Crayola® crayons and markers as well as other innovative art tools, crafting activities and creative toys. Privately held Hallmark is based in Kansas City, Mo., and continues to be led by members of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.

Warner Bros. and Comic-Con Team Up for 13 Different Bag Designs for SDCC 2014

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TOTE YOUR FAVE COMIC-CON® 2014 LOOT IN THE OFFICIAL BAG FROM WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT

WARNER BROS. AND COMIC-CON ONCE AGAIN TEAM UP TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL BAG OF SDCC 2014 — WITH 13 DIFFERENT DESIGNS!

The Collectible Bags Double as a Backpack and Highlight Warner Bros. Television’s Arrow, Constantine, The Flash, The Following, Gotham, iZOMBIE, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Mike Tyson Mysteries and Teen Titans Go!

Plus Two Totes Tout DC Comics’ Famed Caped Crusader, Batman — One Bag Celebrates the 75th Anniversary, the Other the Classic 1966 TV Series

BURBANK, Calif. (July 17, 2014) — The bags are back! Comic-Con 2014 attendees hoping for a colorful and commemorative keepsake bag to hold their best swag are once again in luck. For the fifth year running, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con have teamed up to produce and distribute the official bag of Comic-Con, which will be distributed to fans when checking it at the Con. The highly coveted bag, which can also be worn conveniently as a backpack, has been called a “must-have” by Variety and Comic-Con’s “ubiquitous accessory” by Entertainment Weekly.

  • More than 130,000 of the bags have been produced and will be provided to Comic-Con attendees throughout the convention.
  • The all-new 2014 edition again features backpack styling and features 13 different designs.
  • Designed by Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing, each bag features double-sided artwork, with the all-new Comic-Con 2014 official design on one side and the other side highlighting titles from the Studio’s TV series and the 75th anniversary of Batman.
  • And two of the bags will feature DC Comics’ legendary caped crusader: one design will celebrate the 75th anniversary celebration of Batman, and another will highlight the classic and iconic Batman TV series from 1966.

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please visit comiccon.thewb.com and follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter (hashtag #WBSDCC). For official information about Comic-Con 2014, visit www.comic-con.org and follow Comic-Con on Twitter at @Comic_Con.

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2014 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced

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2014 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced!

Visit www.harveyawards.org for Ballots & Submission Details!

Harvey AwardsBALTIMORE, MD (July 16, 2014) — The 2014 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented September 6, 2014 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.

Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 18, 2014. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot. Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. Final ballots are available at www.harveyawards.org. Those who prefer paper ballots may e-mail harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com.

This will be the ninth year for the Harvey Awards in Baltimore, MD. Look for more details soon as to how you can attend the Harvey Awards dinner.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014. The ceremony and banquet for the 2014 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 6th.

Without further delay, the 2014 Harvey Award Nominees:

BEST LETTERER

____ Deron Bennett, CYBORG 009, Archaia
____ Dave Lanphear, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
____ Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studio
____ Steve Wands, ADVENTURE TIME, kaBOOM!
____ Britt Wilson, ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA AND CAKE, kaBOOM!

BEST COLORIST

____ Jordan Bellaire, PRETTY DEADLY, Image Comics
____ Marte Gracia, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel Comics
____ Matt Hollingsworth, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ Brian Reber, UNITY, Valiant Entertainment
____ Dave Stewart, HELLBOY: THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS, Dark Horse Comics

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP or PANEL

____ DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
____ FOX TROT, Bill Amend, Universal Uclick
____ GET FUZZY, Darby Conley, Universal Uclick
____ MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
____ THE PHANTOM, Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan, King Features Syndicate

BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK

____ BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, battlepug.com
____ THE DREAMER, Lora Innes, thedreamercomic.com
____ GUNNERKRIGG COURT, Tom Siddell, gunnerkrigg.com
____ JL8, Yale Stewart, jl8comic.tumblr.com
____ TABLE TITANS, Scott Kurtz, Steve Hamaker, and Brian Hurtt, tabletitans.com

BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL

____ ATTACK ON TITAN, Kodansha
____ THE KILLER, VOLUME 4, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
____ SHOWA: A HISTORY OF JAPAN 1926-1939, Drawn and Quarterly
____ SUNNY, Viz Signature
____ TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, Fantagraphics

BEST INKER

____ Vanesa R. Del Rey, HIT, BOOM! Studios
____ Stefano Gaudiano, THE WALKING DEAD, Image Comics
____ Danny Miki, BATMAN, DC Comics
____ Brian Stelfreeze, DAY MEN, BOOM! Studios
____ Wade Von Grawbadger, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel Comics

BEST NEW SERIES

____ AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie Comics
____ QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
____ SEX CRIMINALS, Image
____ SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios
____ SUICIDE RISK, BOOM! Studios

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

____ James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
____ Pere Perez, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER WARS, Valiant Entertainment
____ Victor Santos, POLAR: CAME FROM THE COLD, DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics
____ Jeff Stokely, SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios
____ Chip Zdarsky, SEX CRIMINALS, Image Comics

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

____ James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
____ Ryan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM!
____ Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
____ Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment
____ Jim Zub, SKULLKICKERS, Image Comics

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS

____ ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM!
____ BATTLING BOY, First Second
____ G-MAN: COMING HOME, Image Comics
____ MONSTER ON THE HILL, Top Shelf Productions
____ ONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

____ HARBINGER VOLUME 1: OMEGA RISING, Valiant Entertainment
____ THE KILLER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1, Archaia
____ MOUSE GUARD VOL. 3: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
____ POLARITY, BOOM! Studios
____ RAINBOW IN THE DARK: THE COMPLETE SAGA, Comfort Love and Adam Withers

BEST ANTHOLOGY

____ DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics
____ MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOLUME 2, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
____ OUTLAW TERRITORY 3, Image Comics
____ SPERA, VOLUME 3, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
____ THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, BOOM! Studios/Archaia

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

____ BARNABY VOLUME 1, Fantagraphics
____ BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse
____ FRAGGLE ROCK CLASSICS VOLUME 2, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
____ VALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK VOLUME 1 – BLACK WATER, Valiant Entertainment
____ VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOLUME 1 – SPIRITS WITHIN, Valiant Entertainment

BEST COVER ARTIST

____ Goni Montes, CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT,
____ Andrew Robinson, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
____ Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
____ Brian Stelfreeze, DAY MEN, BOOM! Studios

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, or JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

____ AL CAPP: A LIFE TO THE CONTRARY, Denis Kitchen, Bloomsbury
____ AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: THE 1950S, TwoMorrows Publishing
____ ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG, Jennifer George, Abrams ComicArts
____ CO-MIX: A RETROSPECTIVE OF COMICS, GRAPHICS, AND SCRAPS, Art Spiegelman, Drawn and Quarterly
____ THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker, Dark Horse
____ MARCH: BOOK ONE, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, Top Shelf Productions

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

____ BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, John Lind, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Comics
____ CYBORG 009, Stephen Christy, Archaia
____ HARBINGER WARS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
____ THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, Joe LeFavi, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
____ UNITY, Alejandro Arbona, Josh Johns, and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM ORIGINAL

____ BATTLING BOY, First Second
____ CYBORG 009, Archaia
____ THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, Dark Horse Comics
____ MARCH: BOOK ONE, Top Shelf Productions
____ THE REASON FOR DRAGONS, BOOM! Studios/Archaia

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

____ ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment
____ DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ HIT, BOOM! Studios
____ MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 2, Archaia
____ SAGA, Image Comics

BEST WRITER

____ James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
____ Matt Fraction, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ Matt Kindt, MIND MGMT, Dark Horse Comics
____ Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image Comics
____ Mark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

BEST ARTIST

____ David Aja, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____ Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
____ Nate Powell, MARCH: BOOK ONE, Top Shelf Productions
____ Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
____ Jeff Stokely, SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios

BEST CARTOONIST

____ Matt Kindt, MIND MGMT, Dark Horse Comics
____ Comfort Love and Adam Withers, RAINBOW IN THE DARK, uniquescomic.com
____ Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studios
____ Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
____ David Petersen, MOUSE GUARD: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
____ Paul Pope, BATTLING BOY, First Second

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

____ ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL #1, kaBOOM!
____ DEMETER, self-published, Becky Cloonan
____ “A Kiss ISN’T Just A Kiss!”, KEVIN KELLER #10, Archie Comics
____ “Now and Then”, DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30, Dark Horse Comics
____ “Pizza is My Business’, HAWKEYE #11, Marvel Comics
____ SUICIDE RISK #5, BOOM! Studios
____ UNITY #1, Valiant Entertainment

Congratulations to all of the nominees! If you know a nominee, please pass on the good news using email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Please submit any corrections to harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com. We try our best to list nominees correctly, and want to know if there is an error.

The Harvey Committee and the Baltimore Comic-Con will make every effort to contact all nominees. If you are a nominee and you do not hear from us by July 25, please contact us at harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com. We would love to discuss your involvement in the ceremony and the Baltimore Comic-Con.

For additional information about Harvey Kurtzman and the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org or http://www.facebook.com/theharveyawards.

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 15th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014. For more information, please visit the website, Twitter, or Facebook pages.

Activision Awarding More Than $5,000 in Prizes for the Best Skylanders Costumes at SDCC 2014

Skylanders Trap Team

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Skylanders® is Heading to San Diego Comic-Con!

Fans Attending San Diego Comic-Con Invited to Participate in Costume Contest at Official Skylanders Panel, with More Than $5,000 in Prizes

Activision Publishing, Inc.:

WHAT: Skylanders, the video game that pioneered the Toys-to-Life™ genre, will descend upon San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in the franchise’s history starting on July 24. Fans will be among the first in the world to get hands-on experience with Skylanders Trap Team™, the newest installment to the Skylanders franchise. To celebrate, Activision Publishing, Inc. will award more than $5,000 in prizes to the best Skylanders costumes of the show. Fans now have a chance to bring their creativity to life by dressing up as one of their favorites, such as Spyro, Stealth Elf, Eruptor, Kaos or any of the characters from the Skylanders universe.
The costume contest will take place at the San Diego Comic-Con panel, “Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life,” where members of the Skylanders team will offer insights into the development process of one of the world’s most beloved and successful Toys-to-Life video game franchises. Panel speakers include comic book writer Ron Marz (Green Lantern, DC vs. Marvel), famed voice of Kaos Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim, Billy and Mandy), Activision’s Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing, John Coyne, and Toys for Bob’s Director of Toy and Character Development, I-Wei Huang.
Prizing for the costume contest is as follows:
  • Grand Prize: $4,000
  • Runner Up: $1,000
  • 2nd Runner Up: Collection of rare Skylanders toys
WHEN: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Media Call Time: 5:45 p.m.
Event Begins: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Convention Center, Room 7AB
111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

Nintendo Hosting its Super Smash Bros. Tournament for 3DS at SDCC 2014

Super Smash Bros.

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Super Smash Bros. tournament at San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever tournament for the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25. Fans are invited to come to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina located at 333 W. Harbor Drive (adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center) for a chance to participate.

Starting at noon, there will be a preliminary round in which groups of four competitors battle it out, with the winner advancing. During the finals, players will duke it out one-on-one to determine the top smasher. Tournament slots are limited, and fans will be able to sign up the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

For fans not able to attend San Diego Comic-Con, tournament action will be streamed live on Nintendo’s Twitch channel at http://www.twitch.tv/Nintendo. Additional Nintendo Gaming Lounge activities will be announced in the future.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launches on Oct. 3. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launches this holiday season. For more information about Super Smash Bros., visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.

TNT Invades SDCC 2014 with Legends, The Last Ship, and Falling Skies; Taking Over San Diego International Airport

Legends SDCC airport

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TNT Invades Comic-Con with Legends, The Last Ship and Falling Skies

Legends at Center of First-Ever Branded Takeover of San Diego Airport

TNT is bringing its eagerly anticipated drama Legends to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 with multiple events and initiatives, including the first-ever branded takeover of San Diego International Airport. The gripping undercover drama starring Sean Bean (Game of ThronesThe Lord of the Rings) is the centerpiece of TNT’s extensive presence at this year’s Comic-Con, which takes place July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This year’s Comic-Con will also feature events spotlighting TNT’s top-rated new series The Last Ship, including a party with CraveOnline aboard the USS Midway, and Falling Skies, with a special alien cocoon experience highlighting a key element in the show’s fourth season. In addition, stars and producers from all three shows are set to participate in discussion panels and Q&A sessions.

Below is a complete rundown of TNT’s initiatives for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014.

Legends

Legends

TNT’s Comic-Con invasion will begin with the Legends takeover of San Diego International Airport, marking the first time a brand has ever taken over the airport. Travelers flying into San Diego the week of July 21 will be greeted with Legends imagery and messaging throughout the airport, including at baggage claim carousels and on escalators and skyway bridges. TheLegends messaging will also extend to other parts of San Diego, with eye-catching billboards in the Gaslamp Quarter.

During Comic-Con, TNT is set to feature a Legends panel with cast members Ali Larter (Heroes), Morris Chestnut (American Horror StoryNurse Jackie) and Tina Majorino (Grey’s AnatomyTrue Blood), and executive producers Howard Gordon (Homeland24) and David Wilcox (Fringe). The session will open with a screening of the entire first episode of the series. Following the screening and panel, Legends cast members are set to participate in an autograph-signing session.

TNT is also set to launch a social media initiative supporting Legends in conjunction with its Comic-Con presence. The network is encouraging fans of actor Sean Bean to use the hashtag#DontKillSeanBean in social media postings about the show. The hashtag plays on the fact that Bean has died in more than 20 acting roles, including the two characters for which he is widely known: Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Eddard “Ned” Stark in the series Game of Thrones. The hashtag will have its own tumblr page and will be featured on Legends premium items being handed out to Comic-Con attendees.

Legends at San Diego International Airport
July 21-28

Legends Preview Screening and Panel
Thursday, July 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center: Room 6A

Legends cast signing session
Thursday, July 24, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center: Fox 21 Booth

 

The Last Ship

The Last Ship

TNT is teaming up with CraveOnline to rock Comic-Con with a Friday night party celebrating The Last Ship aboard the USS Midway. The party will feature a live performance by psychedelic rock duo MGMT, with Canadian producer-musician-singer-songwriter Grimes set to open.

TNT will also present a panel set to feature The Last Ship stars Eric DaneRhona MitraAdam Baldwin and Charles Parnell and executive producers Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane. The session will include Q&A from the audience and exclusive video clips previewing what’s to come during the rest of the first season.

The Last Ship Panel
Thursday, July 24, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center: Room 6A

The Last ShipCraveOnline Conquers the Con Party
Friday, July 25, 7:00-10:30 p.m.
USS Midway

 

Falling Skies

Falling Skies

TNT has a fascinating Comic-Con experience in store for fans of the epic sci-fi series Falling Skies. The network is transforming the Falling Skies booth at Comic-Con into an alien cocoon that plays a pivotal part in the July 27 episode. Comic-Con attendees will have the opportunity to pose for pictures inside the large, translucent cocoon, which features fluid-pumping vessels and atmospheric lights and sound designed to make the entire structure look alive.

In addition to the booth experience, Falling Skies stars Noah WyleMoon BloodgoodDrew RoyWill PattonSarah CarterMaxim Knight, Scarlett Byrne and Doug Jones and executive producer David Eick are slated to participate in a panel on the show’s current fourth season. The Falling Skies session will also include video clips from upcoming episodes, plus the world premiere of the trailer for the upcoming video game Falling Skies: The Game.

Falling Skies Cocoon Experience
Thursday, July 24-Sunday, July 27, 9:30 a.m.-Close
San Diego Convention Center Room: Main Floor between Halls H & G

Falling Skies Panel
Friday, July 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center: Room 6BCF

 

About TNT

TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & IslesMajor CrimesFalling SkiesThe Last ShipMurder in the FirstPerceptionDallas and Franklin & Bash. TNT’s upcoming slate of original scripted dramas includes LegendsThe LibrariansPublic MoralsProofand Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as Cold Justice and the upcoming On the Menu and Wake Up Call. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0CastleThe MentalistBones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Enter to Win The Purge: Anarchy Prize Pack Giveaway

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On July 18th, prepare for Anarchy by checking out the “5 Things To Know Before You Watch The Purge: Anarchy” Interactive GIFs. Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the scene!

The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, are hunted across the city in a kill-or-be-killed series of survival scenarios during the annual Purge.

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Valiant and CBLDF Team Up for Gilbert Hernandez Harbinger #25 SDCC 2014 Liberty Variant

Harbiner 25 SDCC Variant

Press Release:

VALIANT and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive GILBERT HERNANDEZ HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

Valiant is proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant, a limited edition release of July’s 48-page anniversary spectacular that features a brand new cover by Harvey Award-winning cartoonist and industry icon Gilbert Hernandez (Love and RocketsMarble SeasonSloth)! Debuting this July exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant will be limited to 750 copies and feature Hernandez’s first-ever rendition of the Harbinger Renegades, Valiant’s best-selling teenage superteam.

In addition to a new cover by Hernandez on behalf of CBDLF, the 48-page HARBINGER #25 milestone issue also features contributions from a star-studded roster of comics talents, including a lead story by the founding creative team of Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and Khari Evans (Archer & Armstrong), and new stories and artwork from Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong),Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom),Lucy Knisley (Relish: My Life in the Kitchen), and Barry Kitson (Empire).

“It is an enormous honor for both Valiant and myself to work with the legendary Gilbert Hernandez for one of the most vital causes in our medium today, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Gilbert’s cover is an amazing addition to HARBINGER #25′s already stellar line-up, and one that adds even more resonance to our celebration of one of the most beloved teams in the Valiant line.”

To celebrate this milestone collaboration, CBLDF will host a group signing at Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 26, during which Hernandez will sign copies of the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant alongside New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart, New York Times best-selling writer and Eisner nominee Vivek J. Tiwary, and acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley. The signing will begin at 12:00 P.M. PT sharp at CBLDF booth #1920 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

Hernandez’s HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant will be available exclusively at the CBLDF’s booth (#1920) inside the San Diego Convention Center and via the CBLDF website (cbldf.org). All proceeds will directly benefit the First Amendment legal and education work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that works to protect the freedom to read.

Valiant Entertainment has been a supporter of CBLDF since 2012, and a Corporate Member of the Fund since 2013. This marks the second variant cover Valiant has created as a Comic-Con International exclusive for the fund.

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. www.cbldf.org

About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year.

HBO and CINEMAX Taking True Blood, Game of Thrones, and Banshee to SDCC 2014

Game of Thrones

Press Release:

HBO AND CINEMAX BRING THREE SERIES TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2014

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Stars And Producers Of TRUE BLOOD, GAME OF THRONES And BANSHEE To Appear
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The HBO series TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES and the CINEMAX series BANSHEE are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014.

Below is panel information on the three series. Expect live coverage of all HBO and CINEMAX Comic-Con activities at HBO Connect (hbo.com/connect) and at TRUE BLOOD #TrueToTheEnd and GAME OF THRONES #SurviveTheRealm. For BANSHEE, fans can go to cinemax.com and #SDCCBanshee.

Friday, July 25

The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 1:40 p.m. will be moderated by Craig Ferguson. The panel will include: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, executive producers, writers and showrunners of GAME OF THRONES, and George R.R. Martin, co-executive producer and author of the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” on which the HBO drama is based. Cast members scheduled to attend (in alphabetical order): John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane), Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). Autograph signing is at the WB booth at 3:30 p.m.

The panel for BANSHEE in Room 6A at 7:15 p.m. will be moderated by Grantland staff writer Andy Greenwald. Panelists include: creator and executive producer Jonathan Tropper and cast members Antony Starr (Lucas Hood), Ivana Milicevic (Carrie Hopewell), Ulrich Thomsen (Kai Proctor) and Geno Segers (Chayton Littlestone). Autograph signing is at the WB booth at 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

The TRUE BLOOD panel in Ballroom 20 at 5:00 p.m. will be moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Panelists include: executive producer Brian Buckner and cast members (in alphabetical order) Chris Bauer (Andy Bellefleur), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Nathan Parsons (James), Carrie Preston (Arlene Bellefleur), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby). Autograph signing is at the WB booth at 2:00 p.m.

To pick up official product from GAME OF THRONES, TRUE BLOOD and other favorite HBO series, fans can visit the HBO Pop Up Shop at Market St. and 8th Ave. The Pop Up Shop, which has made previous stops at SXSW in Austin and at the Linq in Las Vegas, will be open at Comic-Con on Thursday (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.), Friday (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.), Saturday (11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.) and Sunday (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.).

PLEASE NOTE: Cast and producers scheduled to attend are subject to change. HBO is not organizing additional media activities for the casts of TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES.

Warner Bros. TV and TV Guide Unveil the Covers for Their SDCC 2014 Edition

Press Release:

YEAR FIVE OF THE EPIC PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES!

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE JOIN FORCES ONCE AGAIN ON A SPECIAL COMIC-CON® EDITION OF THE MAGAZINE SHOWCASING THE STUDIO’S PROGRAMMING

The 2014 Edition Features Four Sets of Collectible Flip Covers, Including Arrow’s Stephen Amell; The Flash’s Grant Gustin; The Following’s Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy; Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; Constantine’s Matt Ryan; a Celebration of Batman’s 75th Anniversary; and Gotham

Available at the Warner Bros. Booth at Comic-Con, or on Newsstands and Digital Platforms Beginning July 22

BURBANK, Calif. (July 11, 2014) — Super friends Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) and TV Guide Magazine have joined forces for the fifth year in a row, teaming up on a special Warner Bros.–themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine, taking fans behind the scenes of their favorite series and offering up four sets of collectible “flip” covers featuring Arrow star Stephen Amell; The Flash star Grant Gustin; The Following stars Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy; Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; Constantine star Matt Ryan; a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman; and Gotham.

  • Get it at the Warner Bros. Booth at Comic-Con: Warner Bros. will distribute the TV Guide Magazine special issue to fans for free at the Warner Bros. booth — #4545 on the convention floor — throughout Comic-Con, beginning on Preview Night, Wednesday, July 23, and continuing through Sunday, July 27.
  • Newsstand and Digital Platforms: For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four sets of collectible flip covers will be on sale from July 22 at newsstands nationwide. The special issue will also be available on major digital platforms, including Nook, Kindle Fire, Zinio and Google.

Fans combing through the 88-page special issue will find features and photos dedicated to the following programs:

  • Returning Comic-Con favorites The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, The Following, The Originals, Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and Childrens Hospital
  • Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new origin series Gotham, from Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), starring Ben McKenzie (Southland), Donal Logue (Vikings) and Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix films); The Flash, from Arrow executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, and director David Nutter; Constantine, from executive producers Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight films); and iZOMBIE from executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright.
  • A colorfully out-of-the-lines look at Warner Bros. Animation’s hit series Teen Titans Go! and The Tom and Jerry Show, as well as a sneak peek at upcoming DC Nation shorts as well as new series Mike Tyson Mysteries, Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production

And that’s not all, folks. There’s more, including:

  • An exclusive DC Entertainment comic, “60 Seconds in the Life of Barry Allen” (aka The Flash), written by The Flash writers Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti
  • A sneak peek inside the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie Batman: Assault on Arkham from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment
  • A look at 75 years of Bat-Mania in honor of the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary, in addition to a DC Comics preview of Dick Grayson’s (aka Robin) new spy series, Grayson
  • Behind-the-scenes photos from the TV Guide Magazine yacht and photo booth at Comic-Con 2013
  • All the scoop on the stories behind Oliver Queen’s scars on Arrow; a one-on-one interview with The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar; the lethal stats on Joe Carroll’s killer minions from The Following; and more
  • Burning questions answered about fans’ favorite shows, including The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, The Following, The Originals, Person of Interest, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries
  • And so much more…!

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television’s activities at Comic-Con, please follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter and join in the conversation by using hashtag #WBSDCC, or visit http://comiccon.thewb.com. Follow TV Guide Magazine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TVGuideMagazine and on Twitter at @TVGuideMagazine, hashtag #TVGMYacht.

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