Via Toucan Blog:
SPECIAL GUESTS WAVE 3 IS HERE!
20 More Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!
Comic-Con International introduces 20 more guests for the 2014 event, to be held July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. This brings our 2014 list to 60 amazing guests! This third wave of guests for 2014 includes a pair of bona fide comics legends, creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, and comic strips, plus one of the most popular Young Adult series authors. For complete bios and larger photos of these guests, please click here to visit our CCI 2014 Special Guests page!
Neal Adams, artist, Batman, X-Men, Ms Mystic
Sergio Aragonés, cartoonist, Groo, MAD, Sergio Aragonés Funnies
Ray Billingsley, cartoonist, Curtis
Greg Capullo, artist, Batman, Spawn
Mark Evanier, writer/producer, Garfield; Kirby: King of Comics
Athena Finger, granddaughter of Bill Finger, co-creator of Batman
Kelley Jones, artist, Batman, Deadman
Michael Lark, artist, Daredevil, Gotham Central, Lazarus
Jae Lee, artist, Batman/Superman, The Inhumans
Mike Mignola, creator/writer/artist, Hellboy
Bryan Lee O’Malley, writer/artist, Scott Pilgrim series, Seconds
Rina Piccolo, cartoonist, Tina’s Groove, Six Chix
Joe Quesada, chief creative officer, Marvel Entertainment
Veronica Roth, author, Divergent series
Scott Shaw!, artist, Captain Carrot; comics historian, Oddball Comics
Dan Slott, writer, Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man
Brian Stelfreeze, artist, Shadow of the Bat, Daymen
Jim Steranko, writer/artist, S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America
Brian K. Vaughan, writer, Y, The Last Man, Saga; executive producer, Under the Dome
G. Willow Wilson, writer, Ms. Marvel, Air, Alif the Unseen
- See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/toucan/20-more-guests-announced-comic-con-international-2014-0#sthash.N30SGPp9.dpuf
Via DC Comics:
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Via Toucan Blog:
The Wait is Over: Preregistration is Coming!
Comic-Con International 2014 badge preregistration will begin shortly after 9:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Saturday, February 8. The EPIC Registration landing page will open at 7:00 AM PT for registration code entry.
An email with additional information has been sent to all eligible attendees. If you are eligible to participate in preregistration and did not receive your email, please check your SPAM folder first and allow 4 – 6 hours for email batch processing before contacting Comic-Con through the “Contact Us’” feature in your Member ID account.
Remember, the EPIC landing page will be open for two full hours for registration code entry. You do not need to arrive at 7:00 AM to participate and there is no advantage in arriving early. For additional details, check out our previous Toucan registration blog post or click here to visit our 2014 Preregistration page.
January 28, 2014 by Michael Pate
Filed under Arizona, California, Canada, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Convention News, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New York Comic Con, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Top Stories, Washington
Hero Initiative Announces 2014 Convention Schedule—20 dates in all!
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need, will be attending 20 comic conventions in 2014!
Yes! The Hero crew will be busy bees this year bringing you special guests, parties, and much more from San Diego to Calgary to New York City! We may be attending a convention near you, so make sure you stop by and help us help others who have paved the way for many others and have brought us years of joy! JUST DO IT!
Schedule is as follows:
Wizard World Sacramento
Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO
Orlando MegaCon With special guest Herb Trimpe appearing EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth, #733
Emerald City Seattle
Wizard World St. Louis
Awesome Con Washington DC
Reed Chicago C2E2
Calgary Comic Expo
Wizard World Minneapolis
Big Wow San Jose
May 31-June 1
Long Beach Comic Expo
Phoenix Comic Con
San Diego With Hero Board of Directors member Dennis O’Neil in attendance!
Wizard World Chicago
Baltimore Comic Con
Long Beach Comic Con
Wizard World Austin
Reed New York Comic Con
October 31-November 2
Wizard World Ohio
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.
Via Toucan Blog:
EPIC Waiting Room Should Level the Playing Field
We would first like to thank everyone for your patience while we conduct a lot of tests on the new registration system. We know how frustrating purchasing a badge for Comic-Con can be and while the sheer number of people who would like to attend far outnumber the badges available, we really do hope the new system will make the process less aggravating.
We have heard suggestions from many of you, as far ranging as utilizing a fee-heavy corporate ticket broker to returning to the old days of mailing in an order form. While all of the options considered had their own pros and cons, one thing was certain, the everyone-push-a-button-all-at-the-same-time model has been extremely problematic.
Working closely with the team at EPIC Registration, Comic-Con has decided to introduce a randomized waiting room. This decision was based on the number of suggestions we received and countless hours trying to find the fairest way to implement changes to what has been a problem plagued process. During 2014 badge preregistration, prospective attendees will be given a time frame in which they can log in to the EPIC waiting room prior to the badge sale. Once the badge sale begins, everyone who is inside the waiting room will be randomly assigned to a registration session. Your assigned registration session is not tied to the time you entered the waiting room. There is no advantage in arriving early.
Our hope in creating a randomized system is to alleviate the rush to purchase badges, which inevitably causes technical issues or prevents attendees from purchasing badges at all.
Again, thank you for your patience and for sticking with us! We are still in the process of load testing the system and preregistration for eligible attendees will not occur this weekend, February 1. Keep a close eye on this blog for additional tips and details in the following days.
To see if you are eligible to participate in badge preregistration, please click here to visit our 2014 Preregistration page.
According to an article for Variety (by way of Yahoo! Movies), Lionsgate is planning reveals of their plans for Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, at Comic-Con International: San Diego in July:
There will be reveals of the campaign in May at the Cannes film festival and in July at Comic-Con.
Mockingjay: Part 1 will be released on November 21 of this year while Mockingjay: Part 2 will hit theaters in November 2015.
Via the Toucan Blog:
SPECIAL GUESTS WAVE 2 IS HERE!
20 More Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!
Comic-Con International introduces twenty more guests for the 2014 event, to be held July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. This second wave of guests for 2014 includes creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, manga, and mystery/thriller books, plus a pair of comics historians. For complete bios and larger photos of these guests, please click here to visit our CCI 2014 Special Guests page!
Confirmed for Comic-Con International 2014 are these additional special guests:
June Brigman, artist, co-creator, Power Pack
Mark Brooks, cover artist, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers
Colleen Coover, artist, co-creator, Bandette
Chuck Dixon, writer, Batman, Airboy
Francesco Francavilla, writer/artist, The Black Beetle, Afterlife with Archie
Brian Haberlin, artist, Witchblade, Anomaly
Gregg Hurwitz, author, Tell No Lies, Batman: The Dark Knight
Batton Lash, writer/cartoonist, Supernatural Law, The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse
Jim Lee, co-publisher, DC Entertainment; artist, Justice League, Superman Unchained
Paul Levitz, editor, former publisher, DC Comics; writer, World’s Finest
Sara Mayhew, writer/artist, Legend of the Ztarr
Michelle Nolan, comics/pop culture historian, Love on the Racks, Ball Tales
Denny O’Neil, writer/editor, Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow
John Picacio, artist, A Song of Ice and Fire, Elric of Melnibone
Mimi Pond, cartoonist, Over Easy
Stan Sakai, creator, writer, cartoonist, Usagi Yojimbo
Jeff Smith, creator, writer/artist, Bone, RASL, Little Mouse Gets Ready
J. Michael Straczynski, creator, writer, Ten Grand, Sidekick, The Adventures of Apocalypse Al
Maggie Thompson, writer/editor/comics historian, Comics Buyer’s Guide
Paul Tobin, writer, co-creator, Bandette, Colder
Stay tuned for more special guest announcements for Comic-Con International 2014, coming soon!
Via Toucan Blog:
First 20 Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!
Comic-Con International features one of the most diverse guest lists of any convention. The first wave of guests for 2014 includes creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, comic strips, animation, and science fiction and fantasy books. Confirmed for Comic-Con International 2014 are these special guests:
Brian Crane, cartoonist, Pickles
Eleanor Davis, cartoonist/illustrator, Stinky, How to Be Happy
Jane Espenson, writer/producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Husbands
Raymond E. Feist, author, Riftwar Saga
Drew Friedman, illustrator, RAW, Old Jewish Comedians, Heroes of the Comic Books
Michael T. Gilbert, writer/artist, Mr. Monster
Willie Ito, animator/cartoonist, Disney, WB, Hanna-Barbera
Caitlin R. Kiernan, author, The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, Alabaster: Wolves
Lucy Knisley, writer/artist, Relish, French Milk
Graham Nolan, artist, Detective Comics, The Phantom, Joe Frankenstein
Jimmy Palmiotti, writer, All-Star Western, Painkiller Jane
Benoît Peeters, writer, The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl
Don Rosa, cartoonist, Uncle $crooge, Donald Duck
Jim Rugg, artist/illustrator, Supermag, Afrodisiac
François Schuiten, artist, The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl
Scott Snyder, writer, Batman, Superman Unchained
Fiona Staples, artist, Saga
Gene Luen Yang, writer/artist, Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese
For more info on these special guests for Comic-Con International 2014, please click here.
More guests will be announced soon … check back for details!
Citing the need for EPIC registration to fine tune their process, Comic-Con International has announced that 2014 badge registration will not occur in November. Registered members should stay tuned in December as they are only promised a 48 hour prior notice to the registration system going live. You can read the whole announcement via the Toucan blog below:
We wanted to give everyone a heads up that 2014 badge preregistration for Comic-Con will not occur in November. EPIC registration is fine tuning the process and needs a little more time to make sure everything is in order. As soon as we have a better idea of the timeline we will let everyone know at least 48 hours prior to preregistration going live. So in the meantime, please relax and enjoy your upcoming Thanksgiving weekend!
And while the team at EPIC Registration is working hard this weekend, here are some steps you can take to get ready for the big day.
1. Confirm that you are eligible to participate in badge preregistration.
Log in to your Member ID account by clicking here. If you are eligible to participate you will see a message on your homepage that says, “You are eligible to participate in Comic-Con 2014 Attendee badge preregistration.” For eligibility information, please click here.
2. Check your Membership Type.
While logged in to your Member ID account, confirm that your Membership Type is correct. This information is found in the “Change My Preferences/Unsubscribe” section. If you are a junior, senior, or member of the military, make sure that your Membership Type reflects this status so you are shown the available discounts on the day of the sale. If your Membership Type is listed as “Adult,” you will not receive the discount.
3. Do not “opt-out” of emails from Comic-Con.
This information is found in the “Change My Preferences/Unsubscribe” section once you have logged in to your Member ID account. If you have selected to “opt-out” of email notifications from Comic-Con, you will not be notified of the preregistration sale date and time.
4. Double check your EPIC login information.
Once you are logged in to your account, select the “Show My Info” option. Your personal registration login info will be displayed at the top of the gray box. Be sure to use this information only when logging in to the EPIC registration system. Even if your last name is spelled incorrectly, enter the login info exactly as shown on the sale day or you may get locked out! You may change the spelling of your name after the sale.
October 18, 2013 by Brian Pate
Filed under Animation, California, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Convention News, Florida, Georgia, Horror, Michigan, New York, New York Comic Con, Television, Top Stories
Animate Miami and The Walking Dead get documentaries, SDCC gets a convention expansion, Superman gets a 75th anniversary short, and what do you get? A whole lot more in this week’s Scene on the Web.