May 24, 2016 by Brian Pate
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BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE TEKKEN 7: THE KING OF THE IRON FIST TOURNAMENT 2016 FOR NORTH AMERICA
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 19, 2016) – Leading video game developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America , scheduled to hit major North American cities throughout the rest of the year in anticipation of the home console release of TEKKEN 7 .
The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America aims to bring together the top TEKKEN players from around the country for the largest ever TEKKEN tournament in North America for a knockdown, drag-out competition through 18 different cities across the United States and Canada for bragging rights and cash prizes. The nationwide tournament series is the only place in North America for fans to get their hands on the arcade version of TEKKEN 7.
“The TEKKEN series is a cornerstone of the fighting game community and continues to evolve and advance the genre forward with each installment,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Director of TEKKEN Project at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “I’m excited to see what the North American TEKKEN community is made of as they compete over the next seven months in the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 in North America.”
“The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America series of events expands upon our tournament footprint that was set in motion earlier this year through our partnership with Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The added reach of the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America events will ensure that TEKKEN fans across the country will have an opportunity to experience the next chapter of the storied TEKKEN videogame franchise and compete for cash and glory.”
The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America began on February 19, 2016 at Wizard World in Portland, OR and will continue through November 6, 2016 at the Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour in Pittsburg, PA. Tournaments will be held at Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour sites and key fighting game circuit cities. Each tournament event will feature a prize pool of $3,000 with a final prize pool of $20,000 at the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America finals. For full tournament rules and regulations please visit
TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America schedule and locations:
|February 19-21||Portland, OR||Wizard World|
|March 18-20||Atlanta, GA||Final Round|
|April 1-3||St. Louis, MO||Wizard World|
|April 29-May 1||Des Moines, WA||NorthWest Majors|
|May 6-8||Minneapolis, MN||Wizard World|
|May 27-29||Chicago, IL||Combo Breaker|
|June 2-5||Philadelphia, PA||Wizard World|
|June 17-19||Sacramento, CA||Wizard World|
|July 29-31||Columbus, OH||Wizard World|
|August 18-21||Chicago, IL||Wizard World|
|August 19-21||Philadelphia, PA||Summer Jam X|
|September 9-11||Richmond, VA||Wizard World|
|September 23-25||Austin, TX||Wizard World|
|October 14-16||Southern California||SoCal Regionals|
|October 28-30||Toronto, Canada||Canada Cup|
|November 4-6||Pittsburgh, PA||Wizard World|
|TBA||TBA||TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016
North America Final
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN ®, GALAGA ®,TEKKEN ®, SOULCALIBUR ®, and ACE COMBAT ®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z ®, and ONE PIECE ®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com orwww.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS .
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. ( www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic cons, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store ( www.shopwizardworld.com ), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ ( www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
Wizard World 2016 schedule available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html .
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Press Release © 2016 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
Lisa Hanawalt appears at Floating World Comics on Friday, June 24th, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM for the Hot Dog Taste Test release party and presentation.
Hot Dog Taste Test serves up Lisa Hanawalt’s devastatingly funny comics, saliva stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture. Join the James Beard Award winning cartoonist and production designer/producer of Bojack Horseman as she presents a selection of food related excerpts from Hot Dog Taste Test.
Lisa Hanawalt is an artist living in Los Angeles and is the production designer/producer of the Netflix original series Bojack Horseman. Hanawalt has worked on illustrations, book covers, animations, comics, murals, and textile patterns, and exhibits her work in galleries. She writes and draws a James Beard Award–winning quarterly food column for Lucky Peach magazine, and co-hosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with the comedian Emily Heller. Her first collection with Drawn & Quarterly was 2013’s critically acclaimed My Dirty Dumb Eyes.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez (Invincible Iron Man, All New X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) appear at the Portland TFAW on Wednesday June 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of Marvel’s CIVIL WAR II
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel, Bitch Planet) appears at Books with Pictures on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!
Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, May 28th at 2:00 PM to sign his new novel THE FIREMAN!
From Joe Hill, the award-winning, bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box, comes The Fireman (William Morrow), a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes, and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
Fantagraphics — one of the most respected comics publishers in the world — is reprinting EC in hardcover formats, in archival collections organized by artist. We’ll learn more about the reprint project and why EC is still relevant when Ben Saunders interviews the publisher Gary Groth on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM!
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art – University of Oregon
1430 Johnson Lane Eugene, OR 97403
Join TFAW for the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day! We’re opening our doors early at 9:00 AM on Saturday May 7, 2016 to kick off Portland’s largest Free Comic Book Day celebration!
Choose up to 10 specially marked FCBD comics per person while supplies last and take advantage of storewide savings on nearly everything in the shop!
Portland TFAW FCBD Schedule:
9:00AM – 7:00PM — Day-long Free Comic Book Day Celebration (Free donuts while supplies last just before doors open)
9:00AM – 12:00PM — Free Face Painting for the Kiddos
9:30AM – 11:30AM — Comic Book Creator Signings
Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen)
Greg Smith (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
12:00PM – 2:00PM — Comic Book Creator Signings
Terry Dodson (Star Wars: Princess Leia, Red One)
Dylan Meconis (Bite Me!, Family Man, Outfoxed)
12:00PM – 3:00PM — Niall’s Zombie Control Service Photo Ops (check back for list of characters)
2:00PM – 7:00PM — Box Customer Appreciation Sale & FCBD Care Package Pick-Up
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Join Pegasus Books on Saturday, March 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm as they welcome Daniel H. Wilson, Ph.D roboticist, Hollywood screenwriter, DC comic-book writer and New York Times best-selling author of the sci-fi novel Robopocalypse, and its sequel, Robogenesis, currently being adapted for film by Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks. The Portland writer is also known for his humorous “How-To” guides, Where’s My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, and How to Survive a Robot Uprising, as well as several anthologies, including Robot Uprisings and Press Start to Play.
In addition to his many popular prose works, Wilson writes Earth 2: Society, an ongoing comic book series from DC Comics. His original pandemic thriller graphic novel, Quarantine Zone is being released by DC Comics on March 22. Wilson’s bold futurist work ranges from hilarious to horrifying, and manages to tap into nostalgia while also being something completely original. His writing has been compared to Isaac Asimov (I, Robot) and Ernest Cline (Ready Player One), and like those authors, Wilson has something to offer both hardcore science fiction fans and casual readers alike. This is a free event and open to all ages.
Pegasus will have several of his works for sale at the time of the signing, including copies of Robogenesis and Earth 2: Society #1, among others. They’re asking that everyone joining the party to make a purchase before entering the signing line, however anyone will be allowed to bring additional copies of Wilson’s work they may already own for a maximum of three signed items per person. Signatures are free as is your memorable time with one of the geek world’s most engaging talents.
Pegasus Books of Bend
105 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97701
Author MK Reed appears at Barnes & Noble’s Educator Reception Wednesday April 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM. MK will talk about dinosaurs, comics in the classroom and more. There will be a Q & A session, and she will sign books too!
Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97086
Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!
Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005