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

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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.

CA – Think Tank Signing

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Matt Hawkins appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Think Tank Vol. 3 on Thursday August 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

*UPDATE* Writers Joe Casey and Richard Starkings will also appear.

Barnes & Noble
1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-260-9110

CA – Comics Sketch Fighter

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Chris Burnham, Scott Lobdell, Ray A. Height, Jon Bogdanove and more appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm!

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Top comic book professionals are paired with stand up comedians from Comics And Comics in a tournament-style drawing game. Chris Burnham, Scott Lobdell, Ray A. Height, and Jon Bogdanove may be stellar at cranking out stunning work every month, but how will they do at drawing their clue in 60 seconds or less? And how on Earth will they be able to guess what their comedian partners are drawing? Which team will be the Sketch Fighter champion? The only way to find out is to be there!

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

CA – Spirits of Ash and Foam Signing

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Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Young Justice, Spectacular Spider-Man) signs his new book at Vroman’s Bookstore on Sunday July 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm!

About Spirits of Ash and Foam:
In this sequel to Rain of the Ghosts, Rain Cacique must now unearth a whole new series of mysterious events, all while juggling the struggles of homework, babysitting duties, and new friends.  Now that she is equipped with her heirloom talisman her grandfather left her, she seeks the next mystical relic that will allow her to uncover her home’s secrets and launch her and her ghost grandfather into a whole new adventure..

About the Author:
GREG WEISMAN is an American comic book and animation writer and producer, best known as the creator of Gargoyles and as the Supervising Producer of The Spectacular Spider-Man. Weisman just completed work as writer and producer on the Young Justice animated series. The television series he’s produced have been nominated for a number of Emmy Awards. Currently he is working the new Star Wars cartoon REBELS.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101

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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CA – Comic Creator Meeting

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Writer Adam Beechen (Teen Titans, Hench, Killapalooza) appears with editor David Ace Gutiérrez at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, July 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm!

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

CA – Black Dynamite Season One Signing

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Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Carl Jones, and Byron Mimms sign at Amoeba Music on Tuesday, July 15th at 6:00 pm!

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Celebrate the release of “Black Dynamite Season One” on Blu-ray with the creators and cast members of the Adult Swim Animated series (and movie).

Purchase your copy at Amoeba Hollywood to meet and get it signed by Carl Jones, Byron Mimms, Michael Jai White and Tommy Davidson! (More guests may be joining the party – stay tuned).

Bust out your best polyester pants suit because Black Dynamite and his crew are about to explode onto the scene in all-new Blu-ray and DVD release, “Black Dynamite Season One.” The Adult Swim release is out July 15th and features all ten 30-minute episodes from the series’ first season, along with a host of bonus content including the original pilot, a behind-the-scenes featurette and video commentaries with series creator Carl Jones (The Boondocks) and cast members.

The series’ titular character Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) is a 1970s renaissance man with a kung-fu grip. He is a lover and a fighter who is not afraid to leap before he looks. His sidekick extraordinaire is Bullhorn, the brains and cunning that complements Black Dynamite’s hard-hittin’, bone-crushin’ style. Providing comic relief on the mean streets is Cream Corn (Tommy Davidson) and classing up the place is the gorgeous Honey Bee (Kym Whitley).

Based on 2009’s critically-acclaimed feature film, the “Black Dynamite” animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character and his crew. Under the direction of Carl Jones, the series features the voice talent of Michael Jai White (For Better or Worse, The Dark Knight, Why Did I Get Married?), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color, Bamboozled), Kym Whitley (The Cleveland Show, Brian McKnight Show), and Byron Minns (Mongo Wrestling Alliance), all of whom starred in the feature film. The animated series is produced by Ars Nova, with Jon Steingart, Carl Jones, and Jillian Apfelbaum as executive producers. Brian Ash is co-executive producer. Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns are producers. Monica Jones is associate producer. Lesean Thomas is creative producer/supervising director. Original music is provided by Adrian Younge. “Black Dynamite” is being animated by Titmouse, Inc.

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Amoeba Music 
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

CA – Art of Guardians of the Galaxy Signing

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GoG08092014Guardians of the Galaxy is a highly anticipated upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. In order to evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a group of misfits including Gamora, Rocket, Drax the Destroyer, and Groot. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand – with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Come see rare behind the scenes artwork by artists from the production design, storyboard, and visual development teams.

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new Art of Guardians of the Galaxy book on Saturday August 9, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM!

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Guardians of the Galaxy book (seats are limited, standing room available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Front Row Reserved Seats available $20. (see top)
Waives admission fee.
Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 15 seats available.
No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
Comes with a free bottle of water.
Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.
Get 10% off your book purchase.

Featured Artists:

Jane Wu: Story Artist
Bryan Andrews: Story Artist
Fabian Lacey: Concept Designer
Jackson Sze: Concept Designer
Andy Park: Concept Designer
Josh Herman: Digital Sculptor
Rodney Fuentebella: Concept Illustrator

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

ABC Takes on SDCC 2014 with Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Toy Story That Time Forgot

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Press Release:

ABC TAKES ON COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014

Hit Series “Once Upon A Time” Returns for Its Fourth Consecutive Year

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” Returns for Its Second Go-Round

“Resurrection,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter” and “Toy Story That Time Forgot” Make Their Comic-Con Debuts

ABC will be bringing star power to Comic-Con 2014 with returning fan favorites “Once Upon A Time” and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” as well as hit series “Resurrection,” upcoming holiday special “Toy Story That Time Forgot” and highly anticipated midseason series “Marvel’s Agent Carter.”

On Thursday, July 24, ABC and Pixar Animation Studios will give fans a first-look sneak peek with a panel on the original holiday special, “Toy Story That Time Forgot.” Go inside the show as the panelists give you an exclusive inside-look at the sketches, storyboards and concepts that went into the making of this Disney•Pixar special! Join producer Galyn Susman (“Toy Story OF TERROR!”), director Steve Purcell (“Brave”) and head of story Derek Thompson (“WALL•E”) for a moderated Q&A panel from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Room 6A, followed by a special autograph session from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the ABC Castle on the Convention Center Floor, booth #4245.

On Friday, July 25, what if someone you lost…returned? For the first time ever, ABC brings hit-drama “Resurrection” to Comic-Con! Join moderator Michael Schneider, TV Guide Executive Editor, on a panel with executive producers Aaron Zelman (“The Killing”), Michele Fazekas (“Marvel’s Agent Carter”) and Tara Butters (“Marvel’s Agent Carter”), along with Omar Epps (“House”), Kurtwood Smith (“That 70′s Show”), Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) and Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries”), as they explore the mysterious return of residents of Arcadia, MO. Get an exclusive first look into the new season and join us for a Q&A panel full of surprises. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 6DE. Don’t miss out on an autograph session from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the ABC Castle on the Convention Center Floor, booth #4245.

Also on Friday, July 25, prepare yourselves for the Marvel Television Presents panel, moderated by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, which promises exciting news and fun surprises for fans! Join Jeph and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” executive producers Jed Whedon (“Dollhouse”), Maurissa Tancharoen (“Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”) and Jeffrey Bell (“Angel”), along with cast members Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), Ming-Na Wen (“ER”), Brett Dalton (“Killing Lincoln”), Chloe Bennet (“Nashville”), Iain de Caestecker (“The Fades”) and Elizabeth Henstridge (“Reach Me”); as well as must-see midseason series “Marvel’s Agent Carter” executive producers Tara Butters (“Resurrection”), Michele Fazekas (“Resurrection”), Christopher Markus (“Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), Stephen McFeely (“Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) and Louis D’Esposito (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), with series star Hayley Atwell (“Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger”), in this can’t miss Q&A panel that will take you behind the scenes and into the future of Marvel’s live action television series. 3:00-4:00 p.m., Ballroom 20. An autograph session for “Marvel’s Agent Carter” precedes the panel from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Marvel Booth (#2329) on the Convention Center Floor. On Saturday, July 26, meet the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast and executive producers for an autograph session from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Marvel Booth (#2329) on the Convention Center Floor.

Saturday, July 26is a day filled with magic for “Once Upon A Time,” which could find itself Frozen over as Elsa enters Storybrooke, bringing an icy new twist to the lives of the resident fairytale inhabitants. Join moderator Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) and co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (“LOST”) and Adam Horowitz (“LOST”), along with Jennifer Morrison (“House”), Robert Carlyle (“SGU: Stargate Universe”), Lana Parrilla (“24”), Josh Dallas (“Thor”), Emilie de Ravin (“LOST”), Colin O’Donoghue (“The Rite”) and Jared Gilmore (“Mad Men”), as they discuss the upcoming season of new characters, new adventures and new rivalries as this moderated Q&A panel is sure to bring some surprises you won’t want to miss! 11:00-11:45 a.m., Ballroom 20. An autograph session follows from 12:15-1:00 p.m. at the ABC Castle on the Convention Center Floor, booth #4245.

Comic-Con goers will experience the worlds of “Once Upon A Time,” “The Quest,” “Galavant,” “Resurrection” and “Toy Story That Time Forgot” in the magical ABC Castle on the Convention Center Floor, booth #4245. Fans will get to visit Mr. Gold’s Pawn Shop and pick up an exclusive custom pin! Those who collect all five pins will win passes to the “Once Upon A Time,” “Resurrection” or “Toy Story That Time Forgot” autograph session (subject to availability).

If you’re an adventure-seeking, fantasy enthusiast, come by the ABC Castle to audition for a future season of “The Quest,” ABC’s newest fantasy-reality competition show (pending season two pickup). If you’ve ever wanted to audition for a reality TV show, this is your chance! Please check the booth for audition times. Look for the ABC Castle on the Convention Floor, booth #4245.

Fans can also enjoy the enchantment of “Once Upon a Time” as they catch rides throughout the city on one ABC’S branded pedicabs. Come take a ride on the Evil Queen’s carriage or Hook’s ship!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter Heading to SDCC 2014

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Press Release:

Marvel TV Comes to San Diego Comic-Con

Learn where to find ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ & ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ at SDCC!

Wondering what “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” have been up to all summer? To prepare for its fall return at the new time of 9:00 p.m. ET Tuesday nights, Comic-Con International will be hosting a panel with all your favorite agents to talk about “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Marvel’s Agent Carter”!

On Friday, July 25, prepare yourselves for the Marvel Television Presents panel, moderated by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, which promises exciting news and fun surprises for fans! Join Jeph and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Executive Producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jeffrey Bell, along with cast members Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward), Chloe Bennet (Skye), Iain de Caestecker (Leo Fitz) and Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons).

Plus, learn more about midseason series “Marvel’s Agent Carter” with Executive Producers Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and Louis D’Esposito and series star Hayley Atwell (“Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger”), in this can’t miss Q&A panel that will take you behind the scenes and into the future of Marvel’s live action television series.

Be in Ballroom 20 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. PT Friday, July 25, and check out an autograph session for “Marvel’s Agent Carter” preceding the panel from 1:00-2:00 p.m. PT at the Marvel Booth (#2329) on the Convention Floor. Plus, on Saturday, July 26, meet the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast and Executive Producers for an autograph session from 10:00-11:00am at the Marvel Booth (#2329).

And don’t forget to check out Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at its new time of 9:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday nights this fall to find out who you can trust, who you can’t, and more on just what’s going on with Coulson!

 

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