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Marvel Announces SDCC 2016 Schedule


Press Release:

This weekend, Marvel returns to San Diego Comic-Con as we prepare for non-stop excitement throughout the entire show! We’re bringing the hottest creators and all kinds of breaking news plus signings, giveaways, and awe-inspiring on-stage events that will make this year’s show one to remember! It’s all happening at the Marvel Booth (Booth #2329) throughout the show so be sure to stop by for your chance to get in on the fun!

Want to know more about the blockbuster upcoming slate of Marvel NOW! comic titles? What about the latest happenings for your favorite Marvel television shows and blockbuster movies? Then you won’t want to miss this year’s panel lineup chock full of breaking news! And that’s not all because this year’s show features an all-star lineup of your favorite Marvel creators and stars who will be appearing throughout the show!

Plus, the Marvel Booth at SDCC the only place to get your hands on red-hot exclusive merchandise including an all-new set of enamel pins inspired by the artwork of Skottie Young! Featuring over 25 unique pins, don’t miss out on one of this year’s must-have convention exclusives!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on and @Marvel on Twitter, the best way to get real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!



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DC Announces SDCC 2016 Wristband Policy

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Now that the word is out about the incredible array of activities in the DC booth (#1915) at Comic-Con International: San Diego, fans are probably wondering just when exactly they should be lining up to get that autograph from their favorite writer, artist or movie star.

Have no fear, DC is here to help! Here’s the schedule of activities in the DC booth requiring a wristband during Comic-Con weekend.

This year, wristbands will be distributed differently from years past. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, wristbands for the below listed activities will be distributed in the Sails Pavilion of the Convention Center as part of the WB queue line. The line opens at 6am, and wristbands will be handed by a lottery system, not by a first come, first served basis.

Fans will come up and choose between a wristbanded event taking place in either the DC or WB booth (two separate booth locations). Once an event is selected (only one can be chosen), a raffle ticket will be drawn; if the ticket has a unique stamp, a wristband will be provided. If it doesn’t, fans can go back in line to try again. This lottery will be open to all, including exhibitors and professionals.

For the Batman Arkham VR demos, wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first served basis for all demos scheduled between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For demos after 2pm, fans can go directly to the demo station in the DC booth for a wristband. On Sunday, fans can get their wristband at the Arkham demo station in the DC booth once the show floor opens.

Here’s the lineup for signings and events in the DC booth requiring a wristband:

Thursday, July 21st

10am-2pm Batman Arkham VR demos

2pm-6pm Batman Arkham VR demos (Wristbands to be distributed at the Batman Arkham VR demo station in the DC booth)

4:30-5:30pm DC Comics: Grant Morrison

5:30-6:30pm DC Comics: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair


Friday, July 22nd

10am-2pm Batman Arkham VR demos

2-3pm DC Comics: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair

2-6pm Batman Arkham VR demos (Wristbands to be distributed at the Batman Arkham VR demo station in the DC booth)

3:30-4:30pm DC’s Young Animal: Gerard Way

4:30-5:30pm Vertigo: Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque


Saturday, July 23rd

10am-2pm Batman Arkham VR demos

12:15-1pm DC Films: Wonder Woman cast signing Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen

1:15-2pm DC Films: Suicide Squad cast signing Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delvingne, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara

2-6pm Batman Arkham VR demos (Wristbands to be distributed at the Arkham demo station in the DC booth)

4-5pm DC Comics: Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair

5:30-6:30pm DC Comics: Scott Snyder, Jock

Sunday, July 24th

10am-4pm Batman Arkham VR demos (All wristbands for this day to be distributed at the DC booth)

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Fantagraphics SDCC 2016 Signing Schedule

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Daniel Clowes, Trina Robbins, and Ed Luce are all special guests of the convention this year, and they’ll be joined by talents new and old at good ol’ Fantagraphics booth 1721

Thursday, July 21st
11:00 AM – Noon — Trina Robbins
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM — Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM — Ed Luce
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Lawrence Hubbard
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM — Simon Hanselmann

Friday, July 22nd
11:00 AM – Noon — Ed Luce & Simon Hanselmann
Noon – 1:00 PM — Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM — Johnny Ryan, John Pham, Steven Weissman, Sammy Harkham
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM — Daniel Clowes
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Lawrence Hubbard
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM — Daniel Clowes

Saturday, July 23rd
11:00 AM – Noon — Trina Robbins
Noon – 2:00 PM — Daniel Clowes
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM — Johnny Ryan & Dave Cooper
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Lawrence Hubbard and Kaz
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM — Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM — Simon Hanselmann

Sunday, July 24th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM — Ed Luce & Simon Hanselmann
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM — Daniel Clowes
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM — Johnny Ryan & Lawrence Hubbard
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM — Wimmen’s Comix
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez

2000 AD Prepares to Land at SDCC 2016

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San Diego Comic Con 2016 is now upon us and 2000 AD is pleased to be hosting some of our favorite creators!

We are proud to announce the line-up for San Diego Comic Con – with signings by comics superstars Jock (Batman, Dredd), Lee Garbett (Loki, Batman), and Rob Williams (Martian Manhunter, Unfollow), and exclusives, including a limited edition print of Jock’s first ever Judge Dredd cover for 2000 AD!

The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic returns to San Diego Convention Centre on 20-24 July and will be at Booth 2806, close to the Avatar and Dark Horse booths, with tables packed with the latest 2000 AD graphic novel releases.

This year’s exclusive items are limited edition prints by artists Jock and Lee Garbett:

Judge Dredd by Jock (50 copies)
Judge Dredd: The Heavy Mob by Lee Garbett (50 copies)
The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (And The Dead Left In His Wake) by Lee Garbett (15 copies)

Please do join us for a special panel on Thursday, brought to you by 2000 AD’s PR droid Michael Molcher:
The 2000 AD Thrill-Power Hour
Thursday 2pm-3pm, Room 29AB
The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic celebrates its 2,000th issue and the impending 40th anniversary with a special panel. Superstar artists Chris Burnham and Lee Garbett, plus Judge Dredd writer Rob Williams, are on hand for an hour of 2000 AD announcements, chat, and laughs!

And we have a full schedule of signings with our special guests at Booth 2806 from Friday until Sunday:

Rob Williams
Booth signing – Friday 4pm-5pm
Booth signing – Saturday 2pm-3pm

Lee Garbett
Booth signing – Friday 4pm-5pm
Booth signing – Saturday 2pm-3pm
Booth signing – Sunday 12pm-1pm

Booth signing – Saturday 1pm-2pm
Booth signing – Sunday 3pm-4pm

CA – Komic-Kazi Sushi


Hang out with artists Andrew C. Robinson, Cully Hamner, and Dan Panosian over at the Marriott Marquis on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 7:30 – 8:30 PM! They’ll be enjoying some Iconic Wines and perhaps drawing and signing. Presented by Essential Sequential (SDCC Booth #4807).

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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-1500

DC Announces SDCC 2016 Details

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DC Entertainment is pulling out all the stops in 2016 to make Comic-Con International: San Diego an event to remember for the multitude of fans attending July 20-24. The greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains in comics and pop culture, the hottest artists and writers, exciting events and panels along with some of the most popular movie stars in Hollywood will all combine to make the DC booth (#1915) the place to be every day of the convention.

Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 will be the launch pad for a yearlong celebration of DC’s famed Amazonian Super Hero. DC celebrates the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman with a variety of activities commemorating her iconic evolution on and off the page. On Saturday, July 23 from 3:00 – 4:00pm in Room 6DE, fans will be treated to some of the creative talent at the heart of Wonder Woman’s past, present and future, along with a few surprise guests at the “Wonder Woman 75” panel.

Rare Wonder Woman costumes and props will be on display in the booth, including the original costume worn by Lynda Carter in the 1970s “Wonder Woman” television series as well as the costume donned by star Gal Gadot in the upcoming “Wonder Woman” 2017 feature film. Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, will accompany her co-stars Chris Pine (Capt. Steve Trevor) and Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta) to the DC booth for an autograph session, Saturday from 12:15 to 1:00pm. Wristbands for the Wonder Woman cast signing will be extremely limited and will be distributed beginning at 6am Saturday morning at the Sails Pavilion with the WB queue via lottery.

The excitement surrounding Wonder Woman’s 75th isn’t just limited to the show floor. Beginning Wednesday evening, fans will also have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to take a photo in the cockpit of Wonder Woman’s iconic invisible jet, located on the corner of Island and 6th, just outside the San Diego Convention Center in the Gaslamp district. Illuminating at night, this unique experience will also feature larger-than-life Wonder Woman art pieces being created live onsite, with art inspired by her history and upcoming film, by female artists throughout the weekend.

For fans that like to root for the bad guys, the “Worst Heroes Ever” will be in full effect at Comic-Con with a host of “Suicide Squad”-related activities. Throughout the weekend, the DC booth will feature costumes and props from the movie, in theaters August 5th. Comic fans will get a big dose of Suicide Squad, courtesy of the DC – Suicide Squad: Most Wanted panel on Friday from 11:15am-12:15pm in Room 6DE. The Harley Quinn team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner will be joined by artist Mauricet (HARLEY AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS), along with writer Rob Williams and legendary artist Jim Lee, the team bringing fans new adventures of these villains-turned-heroes in SUICIDE SQUAD: REBIRTH, on sale August 3rd.

000000000000000-DK3On Saturday, fans will be lining up early to make sure they meet and get autographs from the cast of “Suicide Squad” when they make their appearance at the DC booth from 1:15 – 2:00pm. Cast members will include: Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Will Smith (Deadshot), Jared Leto (The Joker), Joel Kinnaman (Col. Rick Flag), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Scott Eastwood (Lieutenant GQ Edwards), Cara Delvingne (Enchantress),  Adam Beach (Slipknot) and Karen Fukuhara (Katana). As with the “Wonder Woman” cast signing, wristbands will be extremely limited; they will be distributed Saturday morning beginning at 6am at the Sails Pavilion with the WB queue via lottery system.

Scheduled nearly every hour of the Con, the DC booth will also host an array of appearances and autograph sessions for some of the best artists and writers in comics including, but not limited to, Scott Snyder (ALL STAR BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE), Tom King (BATMAN, SHERIFF OF BABYLON), Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott (WONDER WOMAN), Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason (SUPERMAN), Hope Larson and Rafael Albuquerque (BATGIRL), Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN), Julie and Shawna Benson (BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY) and Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS, BATMAN BEYOND).

Ever wanted to “Be The Batman?” Then come to the DC booth for a hands-on demo of “Batman: Arkham VR,” the first virtual reality experience that allows players to put on the cape and cowl of Gotham’s Dark Knight like never before. From Rocksteady Studios, “Batman: Arkham VR” immerses players into the gritty world of Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective. And if that’s not enough Batman, the booth with also feature a life-sized LEGO Batman statue. Demos for Batman: Arkham VR will also require wristbands, available at the Sails Pavilion beginning Thursday at 6am.

For fans of DC Super Hero Girls, it’s time once again to “Get Your Cape On” and mingle with the young heroes from “Super Hero High” in real life! The DC Super Hero Girls will be on hand to pose for pictures and give autographs to fans throughout the weekend. DC Super Hero Girls character Katana will also dazzle fans in the booth with her exhibitions of expert swordplay. Following the success of the New York Times best-selling original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS, the heroes return in the upcoming original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS Vol. 2: HITS & MYTHS and the original animated direct-to-DVD movie DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: HERO OF THE YEAR.

Any self respecting fan knows that no comic book convention is complete without cosplay, and the DC booth is the go-to spot for some awesome cosplay get-togethers every single day:

  • Thursday, July 21, 2:30pm – DC Comics Bombshells cosplay celebration
  • Friday, July 22, 5pm – Suicide Squad “Squad Up” cosplay celebration
    • Location: Island and 6th Avenue, near Invisible Jet display
  • Saturday, July 23, 5:00pm – Wonder Woman cosplay contest
  • Sunday, July 24, 2:30pm – DC Super Hero Girls cosplay contest

All cosplayers who attend will be awarded a special custom DC Fans medal for participating (while supplies last).

The DC booth will also include a green screen where fans pose in backgrounds from their favorite DC comic characters, films and games, including the Suicide Squad movie, the Wonder Woman comic, DC REBIRTH, DC Super Hero Girls and the Injustice video game.

Fans will also be treated to a series of must-attend panels spotlighting DC’s iconic characters, and sneak peeks of yet-to-be released series. Highlights include:

  • Fans jaws are still agape and minds blown from the biggest comics event of 2016: DC’s linewide REBIRTH relaunch! Join moderators Dan DiDio and Jim Lee along with some of the industry’s most creative talent to see what’s to come! (Saturday – 5:30, Room 6DE).
  • Presented as “Comics for Dangerous Humans,” dive into the disruptive new pop-up imprint from My Chemical Romance front man and Eisner Award-winning writer Gerard Way, DC’s YOUNG ANIMAL. Joined by an experimental group of collaborators, Way will unleash a collection of bold new stories that will take the medium to places never before seen (Friday – 5:30, Room 5AB).
  • After more than 75 years of stories, the Batman family of comics has never been hotter! Join the DC talent behind your favorite Dark Knight tales for an exclusive look at what’s next for the World’s Greatest Detective and his crime fighting colleagues! With Tom King (BATMAN), Scott Snyder (ALL STAR BATMAN), Julie and Shawna Benson (BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY) and James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS) among others, this is the best time to explore the gritty streets of Gotham City! Room: 6DE
  • Be there as top talent from the genre-defying Vertigo imprint such as SUICIDERS: KINGS OF HELL.A. writer/artist Lee Bermejo, LUCIFER artist Lee Garbett and SHERIFF OF BABYLON writer Tom King discuss what’s to come in their current series (Thursday – 4:30, Room 8).
  • Always the most hilarious panel at the Con, the MAD Magazine panel led by longtime editor John Ficarra and his “Usual Gang Of Idiots” including longtime artist Sergio Aragones and GOODNIGHT BATCAVE artist Tom Richmond will be one not to miss (Thursday – 6:00, Room 5AB).
  • Highlighted by stunning new Wonder Woman 75th anniversary figures, the DC Collectibles panel will unveil their latest line of action figures, statues, props and more (Thursday – 10:00, Room 9).
  • The Graphitti Designs booth #2314 will also once again carry highly collectible, exclusive variant comic books available for SDCC attendees only. All titles will be on sale beginning Wednesday Preview Night, July 20. DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #5 features an exclusive cover from BATGIRL artist Rafael Albuquerque and sells for $15 and is limited to two (2) copies per customer. Additional variants include BATMAN #1, WONDER WOMAN #1, and SUPERMAN #1 featuring art by Jim Lee and imprinted on silver foil, each selling for $10. JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 also receives the exclusive convention variant treatment, featuring cover art by Tony Daniel imprinted on silver foil and selling for $10.

Download the new DC All Access mobile app for a complete list of panels, behind-the-scenes coverage and in-depth interviews directly from DC’s web series, “DC All Access.” The app is available for free at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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