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  • First Second Schedule for SDCC 2015

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    Press Release:

    First Second Books will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con at booth #1323! We’ve got lots of books and authors and programs at the show – and please stop by the booth and say hi.

    (And for more details about these panels, check out the SDCC website.)

    THURSDAY, JULY 9th

    Panel: From Fan to Creator: Making the Dream a Reality
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am / Room 23ABC
    With :01 Author: Gene Luen Yang

    Signing
    Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
    Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: Breaking Into Comics Right Now
    Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm / Room 28DE
    With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

    Signing
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Gene Luen Yang Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: First Second Presents, ‘What’s In a Page?’
    Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm / Room 4
    With :01 Authors: Scott McCloud, Asaf Hanuka, Aron Steinke, Gene Luen Yang

    Panel: Eisner vs. Eisner: The Spirit at 75
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm / Comics Arts Conference Room #4
    With :01 Author: Scott McCloud

    Signing
    Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Aron Steinke in the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: Banned Books
    Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm / San Diego Central Public Library / The Auditorium
    With :01 Author: Mariko Tamaki

    Panel: The Nerd in the Classroom: Sci-Fi as an Educational Tool
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm / Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Public Library
    :01 Author: Gene Luen Yang

    Signing
    Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    Jen Wang in the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: Capturing Teen Angst in Comics
    Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm / Room 8
    With :01 Author: Jillian Tamaki

    Event: B&N Pop Culture Month Spotlight
    Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm / Location: B&N Mira Mesa / 10775 Westview Parkway / San Diego, CA 92126
    With :01 Author: Mariko Tamaki

    FRIDAY, JULY 10th

    Panel: Spotlight on Scott McCloud
    Time: 10:00 – 11:00am / Room 9
    :01 Authors: Scott McCloud; moderated by Gene Luen Yang

    Panel: 21st Century Creators
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am / Room 28DE
    With :01 Author: Jillian Tamaki

    Panel: Publishers Weekly Presents: The French Comics Invasion
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm / Room 29AB
    With :01 Staff: Mark Siegel

    Panel: Spotlight on Dave Roman
    Time: 11am – 12:00pm/ Room 4

    Signing
    Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Scott McCloud at the First Second Booth #1323

    Panel: Hopey, Israel, Skim, Oafs, and Beyond
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm / Room 28DE
    With :01 Authors: Mariko Tamaki

    Panel: Comics and the Real World: Using Graphic Novels as Tools of Tolerance
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm / Room: 30 CDE
    With :01 Authors: Aron Steinke, Cecil Castellucci

    Signing
    Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm
    Dave Roman signing at the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: Creative Storytelling: Choose Your Own Adventure
    Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm / Room 8
    With :01 Author: Aron Steinke

    Panel: Spotlight on Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm / Room 29AB

    Panel: Spotlight on Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie
    Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm / Room 9

    Signing
    Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm / Location: AA09
    With :01 Author Aron Steinke

    Signing
    Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
    Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki in the :01 Booth #1323

    SATURDAY, JULY 11th

    Galley Give-Away
    Time: 11:00am / at the :01 Booth #1323
    We’ll be giving away copies of Faith Erin Hicks’ The Nameless City!

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day
    Kids Comics Summit
    Time: 11:00 – 12:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Calista Brill

    Panel: Working Together: Writers and Artists
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm / Room 28DE
    With :01 Authors: Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki, Asaf Hanuka, Boaz Lavie

    Panel: Comics in the Classroom – Real-World Ideas for Engaging Your Students with Comics!
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm / Room 30CDE
    With :01 Authors: Dave Roman, Cecil Castellucci

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Age Categories
    Time: 12:00 – 1:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Calista Brill

    Signing
    Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
    Scott McCloud Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Librarian/Educator Fall 2015 Graphic Novel Buzz
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

    Panel: Diversity
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm / Room 28DE
    :01 Author: Mariko Tamaki

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Contemporary Issues in Graphic Novel Publishing for Educators and Librarians
    Time: 2:00 – 3:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

    Signing
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie Signing at the :01 Booth #1323

    Signing
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm / Location: Autographing Area 09
    With :01 Author Mariko Tamaki

    Panel: Kids Comics
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm / Room 23ABC
    With :01 Author: Dave Roman

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Events for Community Engagement
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Gina Gagliano

    Signing
    Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm
    Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

    Program: Kids Comics Publishers Library Day: Librarian Talkbalk
    Time: 5:00 – 6:00 / Location: San Diego Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite / 330 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101
    With :01 Staff: Mark Siegel

    Panel: Storytelling
    Time: 5:30pm / Room 8
    With :01 Staff: Calista Brill

    SUNDAY, JULY 12th 

    Panel: The Girls Are Alright!
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am / Room 30CDE
    With :01 Authors: Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki, Cecil Castellucci

    Signing
    Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
    Cecil Castellucci Signing in the :01 Booth #1323

    Panel: Push Fun Forward: All-Ages Comics Have Arrived
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm / Room 24 ABC
    With :01 Authors: Dave Roman, Cecil Castellucci

    CA – Hop-Con 3.0

    hopcon3Press Release:

    Our annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery is back for a third round. Join us for a release party large enough to match this year’s Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. Hop-Con isn’t about awkward handshakes, high-fives, selfies and autographs – just general and rampant merriment and geeky celebration full of great food and awesome craft beer. As always, we have surprises planned. This year, we’ve added 45% more space to the festival. Whatever could we do with that? Hmmmm…you’ll have to wait and see.

    Get tickets at the link…
    YOUR $75 TICKET INCLUDES:

    * Ten 4oz beer samples

    * A commemorative Hop-Con 3.0 glass

    * Gourmet food stations

    * Lots of geeky good times!
    DONATE $25 TO THE HERO INITIATIVE,
    AND IDW PUBLISHING WILL GIVE YOU:

    * A litho of the 2015 w00tstout label art cover signed by Dave Johnson
    (cover artist for the noir Vertigo series and 100 Bullets)

    * A signed litho from Kevin Eastman, creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    * Pride that 100% of your donation is helping comic illustrators of yesteryear
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    * YOUR BREWERS & HOSTS *
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    GREG KOCH our CEO and fearless leader

    WIL WHEATON thespian and renaissance man

    DREW CURTIS online news guru

    AISHA TYLER actress, comedian and w00tstout alum

    KEVIN EASTMAN illustrator and creator of Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles

    DAVE JOHNSON “the Reverend” and illustrator of this year’s w00tstout label

    KRIS KETCHAM Stone Liberty Station Brewing Manager

    RICHARD ROSSI Stone Brewer and cask creator for Hop-Con

    ALEXIS LIGHT Stone Assistant Brewer and cask creator for Hop-Con
    * * * * * * * *
    * THE 35+ BEERS *
    * * * * * * * *

    W00TSTOUT AND HOP-CON EXCLUSIVES:

    Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (2013)

    Stone w00tstout 2.0 (2014)

    Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (2015)

    Kevin Eastman / Kris Ketcham “IT’S PIZZA TIME!” A Pizza-Inspired Saison

    Aisha Tyler / Kris Ketcham Stone Cold Fox Chocolate Orange Black IPA

    Special cask creation by Richard Rossi

    Special cask creation by Alexis Light
    THE IPAs:

    Stone RuinTen Triple IPA

    Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

    Double Dry Hopped Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

    Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA

    Stone Delicious IPA

    Stone Go To IPA

    Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

    Stone IPA

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Klaatu Barada Nikto

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Wheat Surrender

    BARREL-AGED & SPECIAL CREATIONS:

    Stone Reason Be Damned Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels

    Stone Passion Project

    Stone “The Tiger Cub” Saison aged in White Wine Barrels

    Stone Spotlight: Imperial Mutt Brown Ale

    Stone Barrel-Aged Brown Ale w/Balaton Sour Cherries

    Stone Imperial Irish Stout

    Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale aged in Red Wine Barrels

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Gose Gose Gadget

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Murder She Rotte

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Great Bowman’s Beard aged in Bourbon Barrels
    * * * * * * * *
    * THE HOP-CADE *
    * * * * * * * *

    We’re taking the giant plot behind building 12 (aka the garden bar) and turning it into the HOP-CADE! Our dream of creating an outdoor arcade and beer garden from last year has been realized.

    We’ll have:
    * Only IPAs on tap
    * Our oversized lawn games (Jenga, Connect Four, etc)
    * Two pinball machines (The Twilight Zone and Theatre of Magic)
    * Donkey Kong
    * Ms. Pac-Man
    * A Skee-ball machine

    Not enough? How about an arcade game with a 25-foot screen driven from a used beer barrel converted into a vintage arcade console? This last feat will be created by our friend Hunter Bond, Troll Slayer and resident Pinball Mechanic at J!NX, with custom metal routing by San Diego’s reproHAUS.

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station
    2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106

    CA – After-Comic Con Party 2015

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    Darick Robertson, Marc Andreyko, Brian Buccellato, the Pander Brothers, and more appear at Golden Apple Comics on Monday July 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM for a post-Comic Con signing and party! Food & Drinks will be served including the newest batch of Burleyman Home Brews: After-Con Blonde!

    Golden Apple Comics
    7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
    323-658-6047

    CA – Wolf/Hellblazer Signing

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    Writers Ales Kot and James Tynion IV appear at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday July 29th at 7:00 PM to sign WOLF #1 and CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER respectively as well as their other titles such as ZERO, THE WOODS, MATERIAL, and BATMAN ETERNAL

    About Wolf:
    Bestselling new star writer ALES KOT teams up with white-hot artist MATT TAYLOR and DEADLY CLASS colorist extraordinaire LEE LOUGHRIDGE for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! The crime noir thrills and characters reminiscent of True Detective meet with mythical stakes worthy of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in this original fantasy/horror/crime saga for mature readers. Antoine Wolfe, a hard-boiled paranormal detective with a death wish, has to cope with sudden responsibility for an orphaned teenage girl who might be the key to the impending apocalypse, California-style. The road to hell and back begins in a MAX-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with fifty-eight pages of story and no ads!

    About Constantine: Hellblazer:
    The dark adventures of DC’s foremost occult detective continue in an all-new series as he investigates the cruelest case he’s ever come across – his own dark history!

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

    CA – Talkin’ Toons w/ Anime Stars

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    Rob Paulsen welcomes anime voice actors Steve Blum, Kari Wahlgren, Sean Schemmel, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Todd Haberkorn to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday July 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv! A signing will follow the show.

    Get tickets at the link!

    Press Release:

    The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!

    About Rob Paulsen:
    Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”

    The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.

    Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.

    “I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.

    “It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”

    Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.

    Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.

    As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

    Hollywood Improv
    8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    CA – Corey Taylor & Randy Blythe Sign

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    Corey Taylor (Slipknot) and Randall “Randy” Blythe (Lamb of God) present and sign their latest books, You’re Making Me Hate You and Dark Days: A Memoir at Book Soup on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM!

    In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York Times bestselling author and lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour Corey, Taylor sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.   Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and–most of all–the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor’s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline–sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.  Holding nothing back and delivered in Taylor’s inimitable voice, You’re Making Me Hate You is a cathartic critique of the strange world in which we find ourselves. (Da Capo Press)
    In 2010, a nineteen-year-old super-fan rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague. To protect himself, singer Randy Blythe pushed the fan away. Unbeknownst to Blythe, the young man hit his head on the floor when he fell and later died from the injury. Blythe was promptly incarcerated on charges carrying a prison term of five to ten years. Thirty-seven days later, he was released on bail to await trial. Although legal experts told him not to return to the Czech Republic to face the charges, Blythe explained that he “could not run away from this problem while the grieving family of a dead young man searched hopelessly for answers that [he] might help provide.”  After a five-day trial, he was acquitted on March 5, 2013.  In Dark Days, Blythe tells the story of his incarceration and the wild life that led up to it. As he explains, “Most substance abuse books end with the author getting sober. My book starts there.” (Da Capo Press)

    EVENT GUIDELINES:
    Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Book Soup. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Book Soup events unless otherwise noted. Save your Book Soup receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

    Book Soup
    8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
    310.659.3110

    The Tick at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

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    New England Comics hosts several signings at their booth (#1807-1809) during Comic-Con International including Ben Edlund (Creator of The Tick), Townsend Coleman (voice of The Tick on the animated series), Jeff McClelland (writer of the Tick: SDCC Exclusive Edition Comic Book), Gabe Crate (The Tick: Internet Comic, Heroes of the City, and more), Ralph Blaser (NEC Assistant Editor), and Bob Polio (Tick & Artie, NEC Art Director). Plus they will have several exclusive merchandise for sale!

    Dark Horse Comics Announces Schedule for SDCC 2015

    Dark Horse ComicsPress Release:

    It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators!

    DARK HORSE COMICS | SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015 | BOOTH #2615

    SIGNING SCHEDULE

    All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

    Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.

    Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

    We have two signing stages. One features art by Dave Palumbo for our Prometheus/Aliens/AVP/Predator: Fire and Stone crossover comic event. The other features art by E. M. Gist for Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

    FS = Fire and Stone Signing Stage ST = The Strain Signing Stage

    All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

    THURSDAY, JULY 9

    11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. ST WEB COMICS: TARZAN, JOHN CARTER AND MORE: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. FS THE ART OF HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, SUNDOWNERS: Tim Seeley

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. FS REXODUS: James Farr, Eric Lee, Paul Wizikowski, Mark Steele, Kevin Anderson

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST MAE: Gene Ha

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS BARB WIRE: Chris Warner, Adam Hughes, Gabe Eltaeb, Michael Heisler

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Christos Gage

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS TBA!

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Jeremy Vanhoozer, Paul Tobin

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS THIS DAMNED BAND: Paul Cornell, Tony Parker

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST THE TOMORROWS: Curt Pires

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS DARK MATTER CAST SIGNING: Melissa O’Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Roger Cross (Six)

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ST BANDETTE, COLDER: Paul Tobin, BANDETTE: Colleen Coover

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS FIRE AND STONE (PROMETHEUS, ALIENS, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, PREDATOR, PROMETHEUS: OMEGA): Paul Tobin, Chris Roberson, Joshua Williamson, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dave Palumbo

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. ST THE LAST OF US, THE ART OF THE LAST OF US, THE ART OF UNCHARTED TRILOGY: Neil Druckmann

    FRIDAY, JULY 10

    10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. FS USAGI YOJIMBO, 47 RONIN: Stan Sakai

    10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. FS THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST THE WITCHER: Paul Tobin, Rafal Jaki, Damien Monnier

    12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. FS AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gene Luen Yang (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST THE COURAGEOUS PRINCESS: Rod Espinosa
    AGE OF REPTILES: Ricardo Delgado

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST THE PAYBACKS: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS HELLBOY IN HELL, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D., BALTIMORE: Mike Mignola

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST EI8HT: Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS DARK MATTER CAST SIGNING: Melissa O’Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Roger Cross (Six)

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR: Alex de Campi, Colleen Coover

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS THE STRAIN: Guillermo del Toro, Mike Huddleston, E. M. Gist (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST CONCRETE PARK: Erika Alexander, Tony Puryear

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ST LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS KING TIGER: Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley, Michael Heisler

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. ST TOMB RAIDER: Corinna Bechko

    SATURDAY, JULY 11

    10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN: Sergio Cariello, Steven E. Gordon, Diana Leto, Carlos Argüello-Süllow, Mark Wheatley, Daren Bader, Thomas Yeates

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. FS ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST COLONUS: Ken Pisani

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. FS THE GOON, CHIMICHANGA: Eric Powell

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST DEATH HEAD: Nick Keller, Zack Keller

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST TBA!

    1:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Chris Wynn, Ian Frazier, Reid Buckmaster

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST MIRROR’S EDGE: Christofer Emgård

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS CREEPY, EERIE: Dan Braun

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST DRAGON AGE: Mike Laidlaw, Ben Gelinas, Nick Thornborrow

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS GIRLFIEND: Jacob Pander, Arnold Pander

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ST HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS MULAN: REVELATIONS: Marc Andreyko, Robert Alter

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. ST MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, 2 SISTERS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
    SUNDAY, JULY 12

    10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. FS ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS!, GRIMMISS ISLAND: Art Baltazar, Franco

    10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

    11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m. FS FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, David Mack (WRISTBAND REQUIRED. One minicomic per wristband will be provided, or you may bring a Fight Club 2 comic. No other items allowed. Other restrictions may apply.)

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Buzz Parker

    1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. FS LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, TOMB RAIDER: Gail Simone

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS TWO BROTHERS, DE:TALES: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Chris Wynn, Ian Frazier, Reid Buckmaster

    DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE

    Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and our partners! Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.

    THURSDAY, JULY 9

    12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. DARK HORSE PRESENTS (Room 23ABC)

    For years, Dark Horse has brought the creations of the most talented creators in the comics industry to stands—and now’s your chance to jump onboard! Join Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson as he heads up a panel of Dark Horse’s incredible creative talent, including Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Paul Tobin (Colder), Gene Ha (Mae), and more!
    3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. DARK HORSE ORIGINALS: THE NEW MAINSTREAM (Room 23ABC)

    Comics literature is the new mainstream, and Dark Horse Originals covers it all—from post–Depression era America in The New Deal to the return of Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon with Two Brothers. Join panelistsGabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), and Colleen Coover (Bandette) as they discuss pushing the boundaries of what comics can accomplish in literature.

    6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. DARK HORSE MANGA! (Room 9)

    Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Oh My Goddess!, Lone Wolf & Cub, Blood Blockade Battlefront, and many more! Now Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Unofficial Hatsune Mix(as seen on David Letterman), and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join us for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

    Dark Horse Partner Panels
    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. SPOTLIGHT ON ART BALTAZAR AND FRANCO AURELIANI (Room 4)

    7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. MONKEYBRAIN COMICS (Room 28DE)

    7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. DARK MATTER (Room 6BCF)

    FRIDAY, JULY 10
    10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. NICKELODEON AND DARK HORSE COMICS PRESENT: AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER AND THE LEGEND OF KORRA (Room 25ABC)

    Please come celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar universe with the brilliant minds who created it all: cocreators and executive producers Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will discuss past story lines and tease the future at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories!
    12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. BEHIND THE SCENES: MAKING COMICS (Room 23ABC)

    Comics professionals come together to discuss their unique contributions to this beloved medium. In this panel moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly), topics include creating engaging characters with Alex de Campi (Grindhouse), transitioning from artist to writer/artist with Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), and going from self-publishing to book deal with Colleen Coover (Bandette). Sure to be a great panel for the budding cartoonist eager to explore the craft of making comics!

    4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. FROM CONSOLE TO COMICS: THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES (Room 7AB)

    Your favorite video games have expanded beyond your screen and into comics! Join Dark Horse editor Dave Marshall and special guests Nick Thornborrow (BioWare’s Dragon Age), Rafa? Jaki (CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher), Paul Tobin (The Witcher, PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies), Corinna Bechko (Tomb Raider),Christofer Emgård (DICE’s Mirror’s Edge), and others as they discuss bringing some of gaming’s most popular titles—including World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Halo, and more—to comics and art books.

    Dark Horse Partner Panels
    10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m. EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ WORLDS OF ADVENTURE (Room 8)

    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. THE REVENGE OF CLASSIC COMIC COLLECTIONS PANEL (Room 32AB)

    3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. BREAKING INTO COMICS AND STAYING IN (Room 30CDE)

    4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. WHAT DOES AN EDITOR DO? (Room 32AB)

    5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. MANGA PUBLISHING INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE (Room 4)

    5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. THE POWER OF SUPERFANDOM (Room 14A)
    SATURDAY, JULY 11

    3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. DARK HORSE TAKES OVER THE WORLD (Room 7AB)

    From Hellboy to Fight Club 2, there are a lot of reasons for Dark Horse fans to get excited for the coming year in comics. Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson and Dark Horse creators Mike Mignola, Chuck Palahniuk, Jeff Lemire, Eric Powell, and Matt Kindt bring fans a sneak peek of what to pick up at Comic-Con and beyond.
    4:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m. DARK HORSE PRESENTS: AN AFTERNOON WITH JOSS WHEDON (Hall H)

    Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here’s your chance to find out what he has in store for us next and get exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much, much more!

    7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. FIGHT CLUB 2 (Room 5AB)

    Acclaimed novelist Chuck Palahniuk continues one of his most beloved works with Fight Club 2! Join Dark Horse for a discussion of the creation of this story with Chuck Palahniuk, editor Scott Allie, artist David Mack, and artist Cameron Stewart.
    Dark Horse Partner Panels
    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. AGE CATEGORIES (San Diego Central Library)

    1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. LIBRARIAN/EDUCATOR FALL 2015 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL BUZZ (San Diego Central Library)

    4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. CHILDHOOD DREAMS COME TRUE: WRITING LICENSED CHARACTERS (30CDE)

    5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. LIBRARIAN TALKBACK (San Diego Central Library)

    5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. SPOTLIGHT ON CRAIG YOE (Room 4)

    8:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. CREEPY AND EERIE UNLEASHED (Room 25ABC)
    SUNDAY, JULY 12
    12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. KIDS & COMICS: DARK HORSE COMICS FOR ALL AGES (Room 24ABC)

    Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Steve Sunu (publicity coordinator, Dark Horse Comics), Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy), Rod Espinosa (The Courageous Princess), and Jeremy Vanhoozer (PopCap, Plants vs. Zombies) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics—including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Plants vs. Zombies, and more!

    Dark Horse Partner Panels
    10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. EMILY THE STRANGE PANEL EXPERIENCE (Room 32AB)

     

    CA – An Evening with Kevin Eastman

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    Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday July 3, 2015 for an exciting exhibit of his prolific work. Featuring numerous highlights from the very first Turtle sketch to the most recent comic book cover, fans get a first-hand look into the creation of a pop culture sensation. A signing will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

    San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
    2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
    (858) 270-1315

    Avatar/Korra Events at SDCC 2015

    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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