Warner Bros. and Comic-Con Team Up for 13 Different Bag Designs for SDCC 2014

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TOTE YOUR FAVE COMIC-CON® 2014 LOOT IN THE OFFICIAL BAG FROM WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT

WARNER BROS. AND COMIC-CON ONCE AGAIN TEAM UP TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL BAG OF SDCC 2014 — WITH 13 DIFFERENT DESIGNS!

The Collectible Bags Double as a Backpack and Highlight Warner Bros. Television’s Arrow, Constantine, The Flash, The Following, Gotham, iZOMBIE, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Mike Tyson Mysteries and Teen Titans Go!

Plus Two Totes Tout DC Comics’ Famed Caped Crusader, Batman — One Bag Celebrates the 75th Anniversary, the Other the Classic 1966 TV Series

BURBANK, Calif. (July 17, 2014) — The bags are back! Comic-Con 2014 attendees hoping for a colorful and commemorative keepsake bag to hold their best swag are once again in luck. For the fifth year running, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con have teamed up to produce and distribute the official bag of Comic-Con, which will be distributed to fans when checking it at the Con. The highly coveted bag, which can also be worn conveniently as a backpack, has been called a “must-have” by Variety and Comic-Con’s “ubiquitous accessory” by Entertainment Weekly.

  • More than 130,000 of the bags have been produced and will be provided to Comic-Con attendees throughout the convention.
  • The all-new 2014 edition again features backpack styling and features 13 different designs.
  • Designed by Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing, each bag features double-sided artwork, with the all-new Comic-Con 2014 official design on one side and the other side highlighting titles from the Studio’s TV series and the 75th anniversary of Batman.
  • And two of the bags will feature DC Comics’ legendary caped crusader: one design will celebrate the 75th anniversary celebration of Batman, and another will highlight the classic and iconic Batman TV series from 1966.

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please visit comiccon.thewb.com and follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter (hashtag #WBSDCC). For official information about Comic-Con 2014, visit www.comic-con.org and follow Comic-Con on Twitter at @Comic_Con.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Legend & Legacy Panel at SDCC 2014

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For over 5 years, The Avatar Legacy Fan Panel has proudly organized this gathering.

Moderator Avatar_Mom, Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Elizabeth Furr (fan artist/Amira Ink!), Gene Luen Yang (writer/cartoonist), Angela Song Mueller (character designer), Josh Hamilton (writer), and Jessie Flower (voice actor for Toph) share stories and answer questions about the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra!

Cosplayers, practice your stance for the cosplay contest! Cosplay prizes include titles from Dark Horse Comics.

Saturday, July 26 • 10:30am – 11:30am :: Room 24ABC

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Activision Awarding More Than $5,000 in Prizes for the Best Skylanders Costumes at SDCC 2014

Skylanders Trap Team

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Skylanders® is Heading to San Diego Comic-Con!

Fans Attending San Diego Comic-Con Invited to Participate in Costume Contest at Official Skylanders Panel, with More Than $5,000 in Prizes

Activision Publishing, Inc.:

WHAT: Skylanders, the video game that pioneered the Toys-to-Life™ genre, will descend upon San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in the franchise’s history starting on July 24. Fans will be among the first in the world to get hands-on experience with Skylanders Trap Team™, the newest installment to the Skylanders franchise. To celebrate, Activision Publishing, Inc. will award more than $5,000 in prizes to the best Skylanders costumes of the show. Fans now have a chance to bring their creativity to life by dressing up as one of their favorites, such as Spyro, Stealth Elf, Eruptor, Kaos or any of the characters from the Skylanders universe.
The costume contest will take place at the San Diego Comic-Con panel, “Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life,” where members of the Skylanders team will offer insights into the development process of one of the world’s most beloved and successful Toys-to-Life video game franchises. Panel speakers include comic book writer Ron Marz (Green Lantern, DC vs. Marvel), famed voice of Kaos Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim, Billy and Mandy), Activision’s Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing, John Coyne, and Toys for Bob’s Director of Toy and Character Development, I-Wei Huang.
Prizing for the costume contest is as follows:
  • Grand Prize: $4,000
  • Runner Up: $1,000
  • 2nd Runner Up: Collection of rare Skylanders toys
WHEN: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Media Call Time: 5:45 p.m.
Event Begins: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego Convention Center, Room 7AB
111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

CA – Cosplay Signing

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Cosplayer Nicole Marie Jean and Comic Booked Studios appear at Sky High Comics on July 22nd from 5-9 pm! Nicole will be signing, selling prints, and taking pictures.

Comic Booked Studios will be playing episodes from Young Justice: Abduction, The Apartment Web Series, and The Quest Web Series!

Come by and meet Nicole and the team!

RSVP on Facebook!

Sky High Comics
625 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, California 92078
(760) 471-0649

Nintendo Hosting its Super Smash Bros. Tournament for 3DS at SDCC 2014

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Super Smash Bros. tournament at San Diego Comic-Con

Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever tournament for the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25. Fans are invited to come to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina located at 333 W. Harbor Drive (adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center) for a chance to participate.

Starting at noon, there will be a preliminary round in which groups of four competitors battle it out, with the winner advancing. During the finals, players will duke it out one-on-one to determine the top smasher. Tournament slots are limited, and fans will be able to sign up the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

For fans not able to attend San Diego Comic-Con, tournament action will be streamed live on Nintendo’s Twitch channel at http://www.twitch.tv/Nintendo. Additional Nintendo Gaming Lounge activities will be announced in the future.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launches on Oct. 3. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launches this holiday season. For more information about Super Smash Bros., visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.

TNT Invades SDCC 2014 with Legends, The Last Ship, and Falling Skies; Taking Over San Diego International Airport

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TNT Invades Comic-Con with Legends, The Last Ship and Falling Skies

Legends at Center of First-Ever Branded Takeover of San Diego Airport

TNT is bringing its eagerly anticipated drama Legends to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 with multiple events and initiatives, including the first-ever branded takeover of San Diego International Airport. The gripping undercover drama starring Sean Bean (Game of ThronesThe Lord of the Rings) is the centerpiece of TNT’s extensive presence at this year’s Comic-Con, which takes place July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center.

This year’s Comic-Con will also feature events spotlighting TNT’s top-rated new series The Last Ship, including a party with CraveOnline aboard the USS Midway, and Falling Skies, with a special alien cocoon experience highlighting a key element in the show’s fourth season. In addition, stars and producers from all three shows are set to participate in discussion panels and Q&A sessions.

Below is a complete rundown of TNT’s initiatives for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014.

Legends

Legends

TNT’s Comic-Con invasion will begin with the Legends takeover of San Diego International Airport, marking the first time a brand has ever taken over the airport. Travelers flying into San Diego the week of July 21 will be greeted with Legends imagery and messaging throughout the airport, including at baggage claim carousels and on escalators and skyway bridges. TheLegends messaging will also extend to other parts of San Diego, with eye-catching billboards in the Gaslamp Quarter.

During Comic-Con, TNT is set to feature a Legends panel with cast members Ali Larter (Heroes), Morris Chestnut (American Horror StoryNurse Jackie) and Tina Majorino (Grey’s AnatomyTrue Blood), and executive producers Howard Gordon (Homeland24) and David Wilcox (Fringe). The session will open with a screening of the entire first episode of the series. Following the screening and panel, Legends cast members are set to participate in an autograph-signing session.

TNT is also set to launch a social media initiative supporting Legends in conjunction with its Comic-Con presence. The network is encouraging fans of actor Sean Bean to use the hashtag#DontKillSeanBean in social media postings about the show. The hashtag plays on the fact that Bean has died in more than 20 acting roles, including the two characters for which he is widely known: Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Eddard “Ned” Stark in the series Game of Thrones. The hashtag will have its own tumblr page and will be featured on Legends premium items being handed out to Comic-Con attendees.

Legends at San Diego International Airport
July 21-28

Legends Preview Screening and Panel
Thursday, July 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center: Room 6A

Legends cast signing session
Thursday, July 24, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center: Fox 21 Booth

 

The Last Ship

The Last Ship

TNT is teaming up with CraveOnline to rock Comic-Con with a Friday night party celebrating The Last Ship aboard the USS Midway. The party will feature a live performance by psychedelic rock duo MGMT, with Canadian producer-musician-singer-songwriter Grimes set to open.

TNT will also present a panel set to feature The Last Ship stars Eric DaneRhona MitraAdam Baldwin and Charles Parnell and executive producers Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane. The session will include Q&A from the audience and exclusive video clips previewing what’s to come during the rest of the first season.

The Last Ship Panel
Thursday, July 24, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center: Room 6A

The Last ShipCraveOnline Conquers the Con Party
Friday, July 25, 7:00-10:30 p.m.
USS Midway

 

Falling Skies

Falling Skies

TNT has a fascinating Comic-Con experience in store for fans of the epic sci-fi series Falling Skies. The network is transforming the Falling Skies booth at Comic-Con into an alien cocoon that plays a pivotal part in the July 27 episode. Comic-Con attendees will have the opportunity to pose for pictures inside the large, translucent cocoon, which features fluid-pumping vessels and atmospheric lights and sound designed to make the entire structure look alive.

In addition to the booth experience, Falling Skies stars Noah WyleMoon BloodgoodDrew RoyWill PattonSarah CarterMaxim Knight, Scarlett Byrne and Doug Jones and executive producer David Eick are slated to participate in a panel on the show’s current fourth season. The Falling Skies session will also include video clips from upcoming episodes, plus the world premiere of the trailer for the upcoming video game Falling Skies: The Game.

Falling Skies Cocoon Experience
Thursday, July 24-Sunday, July 27, 9:30 a.m.-Close
San Diego Convention Center Room: Main Floor between Halls H & G

Falling Skies Panel
Friday, July 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center: Room 6BCF

 

About TNT

TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & IslesMajor CrimesFalling SkiesThe Last ShipMurder in the FirstPerceptionDallas and Franklin & Bash. TNT’s upcoming slate of original scripted dramas includes LegendsThe LibrariansPublic MoralsProofand Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as Cold Justice and the upcoming On the Menu and Wake Up Call. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0CastleThe MentalistBones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Hero Initiative Will Have Exclusives, Parties, and Special Guests at SDCC 2014

Hero Initiative SDCC 2014 Schedule

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Hero Initiative at San Diego Comic Con

With Overstreet exclusive and CGC Signings plus two great parties: Stone Brewing’s Hop-con and LA Times Hero Complex!

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 16, 2013) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is travelling into Comic-Con International in San Diego July 23-27 at the San Diego Convention center. We have exclusives, parties and special guests throughout the weekend at booth #5003 that you will not want to miss!

Hero Initiative Overstreet 2014It’s an anniversary for the Hero Initiative and The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. This year marks the fifth consecutive year Gemstone Publishing and Hero have teamed up to raise money for comic creators in need. Harkening back to the character’s earliest appearances, Wolverine is featured with the Hulk and Wendigo on the cover for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 Hero Initiative Edition. Returning even further to Wolverine’s roots, the Hero-exclusive cover is illustrated by Herb Trimpe, who teamed with a pair of superstars, inker Tom Palmer and colorist Laura Martin, for the piece. Gemstone Publishing’s Creative Director Mark Huesman designed the logo and trade dress.

This exclusive, 500-copy, limited hardcover edition will go on sale at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Wednesday, July 23, at our booth. An extremely limited number of copies will be available from Hero’s website and through a select group of participating retailers. There will be no softcover edition of this version, and it will retail for $35.

2014  w00t StoutWe hope to see you to kick things off Wednesday night—if you already have your ticket for Hop-Con 2.0: The w00tstout Launch Festival! The great event put on by Stone Brewing Co. is sold out, and features an amazing exclusive w00tstout beer with label drawn by the legendary Dave Gibbons! Make sure and get your tickets early for NEXT year!

CGC Signature SeriesFans who like to get their books signed and authenticated by CGC for Signature Series will definitely want to check out Hero’s exclusive signing with 17 top creators! Hero is the exclusive CGC Signature Series facilitator at the con for Amanda Conner, Chuck Dixon, Kevin Eastman, Dave Gibbons, Sina Grace, Brian Haberlin, Dan Jurgens, Andy Lanning, Ken Lashley, David Lloyd, Ron Marz, Danny Miki, Denny O’Neil, Jimmy Palmiotti, Louis Simonson, Walt Simonson and Chip Zdarsky!

Bring your books to the CGC booth, #901, NO later than Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. Cost is $38 plus return shipping, and you don’t have to wait in lines!

And some great friends of Hero will be appearing at our booth, #5003, as well. Check out Ken Lashley on Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., and Dan Jurgens on Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and Denny O’Neil Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative 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 comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Dark Horse Unveils Exclusive Game of Thrones Items for SDCC 2014

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DARK HORSE UNVEILS THE 2014 CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE GAME OF THRONES® ITEMS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR – Following up on last week’s announcement of the first wave of Dark Horse’s 2014 Comic-Con exclusives comes the full slate of exclusive items based on the massively popular HBO series Game of Thrones! We have created not one, not two, but all three of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons, an exclusive new map marker, and a new shield wall plaque! These items will make their debut at Comic-Con International, when doors open to the public on July 23!

The full list can be found below, and each item will be allocated for distribution throughout the show.

Game of Thrones: Convention Exclusive Bolton Map Marker

4″ tall hand-painted polyresin Bolton Map Marker. In Game of Thrones, we see Robb Stark plotting the movements of opposing armies using a map of Westeros and a set of map markers, each hewn into a representation of one of the house symbols. With our Map Marker Set, we have reproduced these items in their true size, using the actual props as reference. This limited-edition Bolton Map Marker is an additional piece only available at San Diego Comic-Con International.

Price: $25.00
Production Run: 1,200
Limit: Two per person

Bolton

 

Game of Thrones: Convention Exclusive Lannister Shield Wall Plaque

Limited-edition 8″ x 5″ polyresin replica of Lannister shield. Packaged in full-color box. Includes hook for wall mounting.

Price: $30.00
Production Run: 2,300
Limit: Two per person

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Game of Thrones: Convention Exclusive Dragon—Drogon

3″ tall, 6″ wingspan limited-edition pewter replica of Drogon, the black dragon commanded by Daenerys Targaryen.

Price: $35.00 each / $90.00 for Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion
Production Run: 1,250
Limit: Five per person

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Game of Thrones: Convention Exclusive Dragon—Rhaegal

3″ tall, 6″ wingspan limited-edition pewter replica of Rhaegal, the emerald green and bronze dragon commanded by Daenerys Targaryen.

Price: $35.00 each / $90.00 for Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion
Production Run: 1,250
Limit: Five per person

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Game of Thrones: Convention Exclusive Dragon—Viserion

3″ tall, 6″ wingspan limited-edition pewter replica of Viserion, the cream-colored dragon commanded by Daenerys Targaryen.

Price: $35.00 each / $90.00 for Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion
Production Run: 1,250
Limit: Five per person

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CA – Batman Day Signing

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J.H. Williams III appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM for Batman Day! The plan is to have some time for a Q and A along with the signing meet and greet.

Banres & Noble – Merced Marketplace
1720 West Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348
209-386-0571

Valiant and CBLDF Team Up for Gilbert Hernandez Harbinger #25 SDCC 2014 Liberty Variant

Harbiner 25 SDCC Variant

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VALIANT and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive GILBERT HERNANDEZ HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

Valiant is proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant, a limited edition release of July’s 48-page anniversary spectacular that features a brand new cover by Harvey Award-winning cartoonist and industry icon Gilbert Hernandez (Love and RocketsMarble SeasonSloth)! Debuting this July exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant will be limited to 750 copies and feature Hernandez’s first-ever rendition of the Harbinger Renegades, Valiant’s best-selling teenage superteam.

In addition to a new cover by Hernandez on behalf of CBDLF, the 48-page HARBINGER #25 milestone issue also features contributions from a star-studded roster of comics talents, including a lead story by the founding creative team of Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and Khari Evans (Archer & Armstrong), and new stories and artwork from Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong),Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom),Lucy Knisley (Relish: My Life in the Kitchen), and Barry Kitson (Empire).

“It is an enormous honor for both Valiant and myself to work with the legendary Gilbert Hernandez for one of the most vital causes in our medium today, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Gilbert’s cover is an amazing addition to HARBINGER #25′s already stellar line-up, and one that adds even more resonance to our celebration of one of the most beloved teams in the Valiant line.”

To celebrate this milestone collaboration, CBLDF will host a group signing at Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 26, during which Hernandez will sign copies of the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant alongside New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart, New York Times best-selling writer and Eisner nominee Vivek J. Tiwary, and acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley. The signing will begin at 12:00 P.M. PT sharp at CBLDF booth #1920 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

Hernandez’s HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant will be available exclusively at the CBLDF’s booth (#1920) inside the San Diego Convention Center and via the CBLDF website (cbldf.org). All proceeds will directly benefit the First Amendment legal and education work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that works to protect the freedom to read.

Valiant Entertainment has been a supporter of CBLDF since 2012, and a Corporate Member of the Fund since 2013. This marks the second variant cover Valiant has created as a Comic-Con International exclusive for the fund.

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. www.cbldf.org

About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year.

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