Convention Scene » California http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:23:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Avatar/Korra Events at SDCC 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/30/avatarkorra-events-at-sdcc-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/30/avatarkorra-events-at-sdcc-2015/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:51:59 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63928 SDCC2015printWhile The Legend of Korra has come to an end, fans can still look forward to panels, signings, and exclusive merchandise at Comic-Con International 2015! IGN has announced that Nickelodeon will have an exclusive limited print drawn by co-creator Bryan Konietzko plus an figurine statue of Chief Beifong available at their booth. Co-creator Mike DiMartino has confirmed on his tumblr page that there will be signings at the Dark Horse Comics booth (#2615) on Friday July 10th from noon till 2:00 PM and at the Nickelodeon booth (#4113) on Saturday, July 11th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (fans should note that both signings will be ticketed; please check with each booth for details).

Additionally there will be two Avatar/Korra related panels:

Nickelodeon and Dark Horse Comics: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra panel
Friday, July 10
10am – 11am (PT)
Room 25ABC

Come celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar universe with the brilliant minds who created it all: co creators and executive producers Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will discuss past storylines and tease the future at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories.

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Avatar Legacy Fan Panel
Saturday, July 11
10am – 11am (PT)
Room 25ABC

The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form, but continues in graphic novels and through the fans. For over 6 years, Avatar Legacy has been hosting panels celebrating the fan’s love and loyalty. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year we welcome the talented Magda Escobedo Bazaldúa (Fan Artist), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Giancarlo Volpe (Director ATLA – Producer Green Lantern the Animated Series), Aaron Ehasz (Head Writer: ATLA),Dante Basco (Voice Actor: Zuko), Jack DeSena (Voice Actor: Sokka), and Darcy Rose Byrnes (Voice Actor: Ikki). We may even have surprise guests! The panel also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Hopefuls must be in the panel room to be considered by our scouts. Follow Avatar Mom’s Tumblr page for further details on contests and more…

 

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CA – Coven #1 Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/30/ca-coven-1-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/30/ca-coven-1-signing/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:51:07 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63921 coven_meltdown

Writer Zach Calig and Coven Creator and Zenescope editor-in-chief, Ralph Tedesco appear at Meltdown Comics on Thrsday July 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM! The signing is for Grimm Fairy Tales series entitled Coven which is a modern day Salem witch story that follows Zenescope fan-favorite character, Baba Yaga, as she attempts to save a young but powerful woman from being abducted by a dangerous group of witch hunters called the “New Crusaders.”

FREE COMICS – RAFFLE PRIZES – FREE GIFTS!
(first 20 customers who purchase coven receive a free gift)

About Coven:
Coven COVEN takes place in present day and follows a powerful witch named Baba Yaga in her attempt to save her niece – a young woman named Avril Williams – who’s being hunted by a radical group called the “New Crusaders.” The New Crusaders are sworn to eradicate witches throughout the world, but they want to take Avril alive and use her immense but untapped power for their own devices.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

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CA – Gabe Eltaeb’s 2nd Annual Comic Con Kickoff Fundraiser http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/29/ca-gabe-eltaebs-2nd-annual-comic-con-kickoff-fundraiser/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/29/ca-gabe-eltaebs-2nd-annual-comic-con-kickoff-fundraiser/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:51:07 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63913 sdcc-kickoff

Gabe Eltaeb, Carlos D’Anda, Todd Nauck, Jim Calafiore, Eddie Nunez, and Doug Wheatley appear at Basic Urban Kitchen on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM!

Benefiting the Hero Initiative
Sponsored by Razer, Dark Horse Comics, and Loot Crate

Win great prizes. Meet great artists. Have great drinks. All for the GREATEST of causes!

Come party with J!NX, Razer, Loot Crate, and Dark Horse Comics at BASIC during SDCC 2015 Preview Night!

We’re excited to have special artist guests :
Gabe Eltaeb (Star Wars, Green Lantern Corps)
Jim Calafiore (Exiles, Aquaman)
Carlos D’Anda (Star Wars, Deathblow)
Todd Nauck (Young Justice, Nightcrawler)
Eddie Nunez (Fanboys vs. Zombies, Ben 10)
Doug Wheatley (Star Wars, Blade: The Vampire Hunter)

The raffle will be a per-item drawing, so you can try your luck to get the exact prize you desire. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, and there is no limit to number of entries per person per item. All proceeds go directly to the Hero Initiative!

Some of the raffle prizes available will be:
– Hand-drawn sketches from the guests artists
– A Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Courtesy of Razer
– Crates and free subscriptions courtesy of Loot Crate
– and more!

RSVP on Facebook!

Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar
410 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 531-8869

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Warner Bros. to Supply Collectible Hotel Keycards for SDCC 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/29/warner-bros-to-supply-collectible-hotel-keycards-for-sdcc-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/29/warner-bros-to-supply-collectible-hotel-keycards-for-sdcc-2015/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:02:36 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63903 Flash, The Key Card

Press Release:

NEED HELP GETTING INTO YOUR COMIC-CON HOTEL ROOM? WARNER BROS. TELEVISION & WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT DEPLOY FIVE SUPER HERO SERIES TO THE RESCUE!

Warner Bros. Television Series Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and Warner Bros. Animation’s Teen Titans Go! To be Featured on Nearly 40,000 Limited-Edition Collectible Hotel Keycards

BURBANK, Calif. (June 24, 2015) — Not only does Comic-Con enable attendees to meet and dress like their favorite Super Hero, but with the help of Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, a DC Comics Super Hero can help them access their hotel room!

During Comic-Con 2015, hit series Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Teen Titans Go! and the highly anticipated new series Supergirl will be individually featured on limited-edition collectible keycards at top hotels throughout the San Diego area.

Nearly 40,000 branded room keys will be available to fans at nearly 30 participating hotels, courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing.

Teen Titans Go! will be featured across five separate keycards that include a special Comic-Con only QR code that will enable guests to access and watch a free episode of the hit series from Warner Bros. Animation.

  • This marks the seventh year that Warner Bros. has been the official Comic-Con hotel keycard sponsor.
    • Teen Titans Go! (Thursdays 6/5c Cartoon Network) returns to Comic-Con to screen a brand-new episode and Q&A with voice cast and producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) on Friday, July 10.
    • Warner Bros. Television Presents A Night of DC Entertainment: Get ready for another Super Hero Saturday Night! WBTV and DC Entertainment again welcome fans into the worlds of some of DC Comics’ greatest characters during a three-hour super-experience in Hall H on Saturday, July 11. The exclusive evening will feature a pilot screening of the highly anticipated new action series Supergirl, followed by a Q&A with stars and producers; plus, individual video presentations and Q&As with stars and producers from Arrow, The Flash and Gotham. Also, don’t miss a special Q&A with cast and producers of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and a peek at the new digital series Vixen.
    • Own the complete 1st season of Gotham on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on September 8.
    • Own the complete 3rd season of Arrow on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on September 22.
    • Own the complete 1st season of The Flash on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on September 22.
  • For additional info on the Studio’s plans for Comic-Con and for real-time updates during the convention, please follow us on Twitter at @warnerbrostv — official hashtag #WBSDCC — and visit http://comiccon.thewb.com.

Teen Titans Go - Starfire

Teen Titans Go - Robin

Teen Titans Go - Raven

Teen Titans Go - Cyborg

Beast Boy

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CA – Sheltered Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/29/ca-sheltered-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/29/ca-sheltered-signing/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:37:17 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63892 Sheltered_TP

Johnnie Christmas and Ed Brisson appear at Yesteryear Comics on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm for a signing!

RSVP on Facebook!

Yesteryear Comics
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite D2, San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 279-6121

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CA – Onyx #1 Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/29/ca-onyx-1-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/29/ca-onyx-1-signing/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:19:42 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63888 onyx1

Chris Ryall, CCO/Editor in Chief of IDW, appears at Yesteryear Comics on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 9:00 AM till noon to sign the first issue of his new series ONYX! Anyone that picks up the Yesteryear variant cover during the signing will receive a free copy of the 1/10 retailer incentive while supplies last.

About ONYX:
Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez, the award-winning creators of series such as Locke & Key and Zombies vs. Robots are releasing their first co-creation, Onyx, this summer.  Onyx tells the tale of a female metal-suited warrior who comes to Earth on a quest to either save the planet or destroy it. It’s up to a team of super-soldiers to figure out which before it’s too late, and before a much greater threat overwhelms both them and the planet itself.

RSVP on Facebook!

Yesteryear Comics
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite D2, San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 279-6121

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CA – Sunstone Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/26/ca-sunstone-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/26/ca-sunstone-signing/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 22:37:52 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63883 sunstone

Creators Stjepan & Linda Sejic and writer Matt Hawkins (IXth GENERATION, THINK TANK, POSTAL) sign at The Comic Bug on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from noon till 3:00 PM!

RSVP on Facebook!

The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

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SF – Wolf #1 Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/26/sf-wolf-1-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/26/sf-wolf-1-signing/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:48:23 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63879 mcf-akot

Ales Kot appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to give a talk and signing to celebrate the release of his new Image Comics series WOLF and the final collection of his wildly successful series ZERO.

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

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CA – Beyond the Kingdoms Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/26/ca-beyond-the-kingdoms-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/26/ca-beyond-the-kingdoms-signing/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:50:30 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63871 colfer

Chris Colfer, star of Glee, returns to Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 pm, to sign his new book! Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in Chris Colfer’s bestselling series, THE LAND OF STORIES, as the twins travel BEYOND THE KINGDOMS! (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

 

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Image Expo 2015 Announces Schedule http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/26/image-expo-2015-announces-schedule/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/06/26/image-expo-2015-announces-schedule/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:36:11 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63869 image-expo

Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to reveal the schedule of events for Image Expo. Attendees will enjoy a day of panels, signings, and the opportunity to learn more of what’s to come from Image on Thursday, July 2 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
10:00 a.m. — Theater Doors Open for Seating

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. — Keynote Address
Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson’s keynote address will debut several new projects and initiatives for Image Comics and our incredible roster of creators, providing a sneak peek into what’s hot and new from creator-owned comics and where the comics industry goes from here.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. — Intermission
12:00 p.m. — Retail Counter Opens
Image Comics Presents: The Sessions
Our afternoon programming will go into even greater detail on the projects announced during the keynote address, giving you a chance to pick the brains of the creators in attendance, gain insight into what’s coming, and unveil a bit of the magic that makes an “Image comic” the hottest book on the shelves.

1:30 – 2:10 p.m.: Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel, and special surprise guests

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: A Conversation with Robert Kirkman 

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, and special surprise guests

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Jason Aaron and special surprise guests

5:15 – 5:50 p.m.: Tula Lotay, Steve SkroceBrian K. Vaughan, and special surprise guests

Signings:
Alongside each panel will be signings for our attending creators. Some signings will have an item limit, require a wristband, or be closed after a certain number of guests have been admitted. Signings with an item limit and wristband requirement have been marked with an asterisk.

1:30 – 2:10 p.m.: Premium Exclusive Variant Signing*: Jason Aaron, Nick Dragotta, Robert Kirkman, Tula Lotay, Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, Steve Skroce, Brian K. Vaughan, and special surprise guests

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Surprise Guests Signing

3:10 – 4:00 p.m.: Jason Aaron, Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel, Tula Lotay, and special surprise guests

4:10 – 5:00 p.m.: Brian K. Vaughan & Steve Skroce*, Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, and special surprise guests

5:10 – 5:55 p.m.: Robert Kirkman* 

After Hours:
Join Image Comics creators and staff at the Image Expo After Party, once again held at the Cartoon Art Museum on 655 Mission Street.

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. — Press and Retailer Mixer
Open to members of the media and comic book retailers only, this pre-party mixer will be an opportunity for industry professionals and Image Comics creators and staff to discuss the day’s events before the party gets underway.

8:00 p.m. — Image Expo After Party
Open to press, retailers, premium ticket holders, and general ticket holders, the Image Expo After Party will wrap up Image Expo with drinks, snacks, and a chance to mingle with Image Comics creators and staff.

YBCA:
Admission to Image Expo includes free entry to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, our hosts for Image Expo and a treasured museum in the Bay Area. With fascinating exhibits located just next door to Image Expo, take advantage of the opportunity to enhance your Image Expo experience.

Previously announced Image Expo variants and merchandise that will be available at the show include:

AIRBOY #2 by James Robinson & Greg Hinkle
THE EMPTY ZONE #1 by Jason Shawn Alexander
THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, VOL. 1 by Eric Stephenson & Simon Gane
A new NOWHERE MEN t-shirt
SONS OF THE DEVIL #2 by Brian Buccellato & Toni Infante
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #9 by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. General Admission is $25 and Premium Admission is $65. Seating is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary.

A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, and admittance to the official Image Expo after party for a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow-fans.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, as well as guaranteed premium seating during programming, a pack of Image Expo exclusive variants, one (1) pass to an exclusive signing with creators behind the Image Expo variants, a T-shirt, an Image Comics branded cloth tote bag, and access to the official Image Expo after party for a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow fans.

Don’t miss your chance to meet creators, attend panels and signings, receive exclusive swag, and get the scoop on all that Image Comics has in store.

Image Comics fans can follow the latest Image Expo updates at imagecomics.com/expo. We hope to see you there!

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