Talent Lineup Revealed for the 31st Annual Paleyfest!

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA, FEBRUARY 12, 2014– The Paley Center for Media today announced the full lineup of special guest panelists scheduled to appear forthe 31st annual ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST: The William S. Paley Television Festival, which will take place March 13-28, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.

The annual two week event will host more than 200 of the hottest stars and creative talents in media and will feature two reunion events: a 10th anniversary Lost reunion on March 16 and a Veronica Mars series reunion (the day prior to the March 14 nationwide release of the series-inspired movie), as well as honor standout series including Orange Is the New Black, How I Met Your Mother Farewell, Pretty Little Liars, Parks and Recreation, Sleepy HollowMad Men, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Masters of Sex, The Mindy Project, Community, Veep, and American Horror Story: Coven.

The full PALEYFEST 2014 panelist lineup is as follows (panelists to appear schedule permitting), plus additional panelists to be announced:

Thursday, March 13, 2014: Opening Night Presentation:Veronica Mars (7:00 pm)

Moderator: Alan Sepinwall, Television Critic, HitFix.com

Rob Thomas, Creator & Executive Producer

Kristen Bell, “Veronica Mars”

Jason Dohring, “Logan Echolls”

Enrico Colantoni, “Keith Mars”

Chris Lowell, “Stosh ‘Piz’ Piznarski”

Ryan Hansen, “Dick Casablancas”           

Percy Daggs III, “Wallace Fennel”

Additional panelists to be announced.

Friday, March 14, 2014,Orange Is the New Black (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Taylor Schilling, “Piper Chapman”

Jason Biggs, “Larry Bloom”

Laura Prepon,”Alex Vause”

Natasha Lyonne, “Nicky Nichols”

Kate Mulgrew, “Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov”

Danielle Brooks, “Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson”

Uzo Aduba, “Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren”

Taryn Manning, “Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett”

Yael Stone, “Lorna Morello”

Laverne Cox, “Sophia Burset”

Michael Harney, “Sam Healy”

Lorraine Toussaint, “Vee”

Jenji Kohan, Creator & Executive Producer

Saturday, March 15, 2014,How I Met Your Mother Series Farewell

Moderator: TBA

Carter Bays, Creator & Executive Producer

Craig Thomas, Creator & Executive Producer

Pamela Fryman, Executive Producer

Josh Radnor, “Ted Mosby”

Alyson Hannigan, “Lily Aldrin”

Cobie Smulders, “Robin Scherbatsky”

Cristin Milioti, “The Mother”

Additional panelists to be announced.

Sunday, March 16, 2014:Pretty Little Liars (1:00 pm)

Moderator: Damian Holbrook, Senior Writer, TV Guide Magazine

Lucy Hale, “Aria Montgomery”

Troian Bellisario, “Spencer Hastings”

Shay Mitchell, “Emily Fields,

Sasha Pieterse, “Alison DiLaurentis”

Ian Harding, “Ezra Fitz”

Janel Parrish, “Mona Vanderwaal”

Keegan Allen, “Toby Cavanaugh”

I. Marlene King, Executive Producer

Oliver Goldstick, Executive Producer

Joseph Dougherty, Executive Producer


Sunday, March 16, 2014:Lost 10th Anniversary Reunion

Moderator: TBA

Josh Holloway, “James ‘Sawyer’ Ford”

Daniel Dae Kim, “Jin Kwon”

Yunjin Kim, “Sun Kwon”

Jorge Garcia, “Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes”

Emilie de Ravin, “Claire Littleton”

Ian Somerhalder, “Boone Carlyle”

Nestor Carbonell, “Richard Alpert”

Henry Ian Cusick, “Desmond Hume”

Malcolm David Kelley, “Walt Lloyd”

Damon Lindelof, Executive Producer

Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer

Additional panelists to be announced.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Parks and Recreation (7:00 pm)

Moderator: Kristin Dos Santos, Reporter, E! News and E! Online

Amy Poehler, “Leslie Knope”

Adam Scott, “Ben Wyatt”

Aubrey Plaza, “April Ludgate”

Chris Pratt, “Andy Dwyer”

Retta, “Donna Meagle”

Jim O’Heir, “Larry Gengurch”

Greg Daniels, Creator & Executive Producer

Michael Schur, Creator & Executive Producer

Wednesday, March 19, 2014: Sleepy Hollow (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Alex Kurtzman, Executive Producer

Roberto Orci, Executive Producer

Len Wiseman, Executive Producer

Mark Goffman, Executive Producer

Heather Kadin, Executive Producer

Ken Olin, Executive Producer

Tom Mison, “Ichabod Crane”

Nicole Beharie, “Lt. Abbie Mills”

Orlando Jones, “Capt. Frank Irving”

Katia Winter, “Katrina Crane”

Additional panelists to be announced.

Friday, March 21, 2014: Mad Men (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Jon Hamm, “Don Draper”

January Jones, “Betty Francis”

Elisabeth Moss, “Peggy Olson”

Vincent Kartheiser, “Pete Campbell”

Christina Hendricks, “Joan Harris”

John Slattery, “Roger Sterling”

Kiernan Shipka, “Sally Draper”              

Additional panelists to be announced.

Saturday, March 22, 2014: The Vampire Diaries & The Originals (7:00 pm)

The Vampire Diaries: Moderator, Kristin Dos Santos, Reporter, E! News & E! Online

Nina Dobrev, “Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce”

Paul Wesley, “Stefan Salvatore”

Ian Somerhalder, “Damon Salvatore”

Julie Plec, Executive Producer

Caroline Dries, Executive Producer

The Originals: Moderator: Jarett Wieselman, Senior Editor, BuzzFeed

Joseph Morgan, “Klaus Mikaelson”

Daniel Gillies, “Elijah Mikaelson”

Phoebe Tonkin, “Hayley”

Charles Michael Davis, “Marcel Gerard”

Leah Pipes, “Camille O’Connell”

Danielle Campbell, “Davina”

Julie Plec, Creator & Executive Producer

Michael Narducci, Coexecutive Producer

Sunday, March 23, 2014: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA            

Clark Gregg, “Phil Coulson”

Ming-Na Wen, “Melinda May”

Brett Dalton, “Grant Ward”

Chloe Bennett, “Skye”

Elizabeth Henstridge, “Jemma Simmons”

Iain De Caestecker, “Leo Fitz”

Jed Whedon, Executive Producer

Maurissa Tancharoen, Executive Producer

Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer

Jeffrey Bell, Executive Producer

Monday, March 24, 2014: Masters of Sex (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Michael Sheen, “Dr. William Masters”

Lizzy Caplan, “Virginia Johnson”

Caitlin FitzGerald, “Libby Masters”

Teddy Sears, “Dr. Austin Langham”

Michelle Ashford, Executive Producer

Sarah Timberman, Executive Producer

Additional panelists to be announced.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014: The Mindy Project (7:00 pm)

Moderator: Jarett Wieselman, Senior Editor, Entertainment, BuzzFeed.com

Mindy Kaling , “Mindy Lahiri“ & Executive Producer

Chris Messina, “Danny Castellano”

Ed Weeks, “Jeremy Reed”

Ike Barinholtz, “Morgan Tookers” & Co-producer

Zoe Jarman, “Betsy Putch”

Beth Grant, “Beverly Janoszewski”

Xosha Roquemore, “Tamra Webb”

Adam Pally, “Peter Prentice”

Matt Warburton, Executive Producer

Wednesday, March 26: Community (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Joel McHale: “Jeff Winger”

Gillian Jacobs: “Britta Perry”

Yvette Nicole Brown: “Shirley Bennett”

Danny Pudi: “Abed Nadir”

Alison Brie: “Annie Edison”

Ken Jeong, “Ben Chang”

Jim Rash: “Dean Pelton”

Dan Harmon, Executive Producer

Chris McKenna, Executive Producer

Thursday, March 27, 2014: Veep (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Armando Iannucci, Executive Producer, Director, Writer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Selina Meyer” & Producer

Tony Hale, “Gary Walsh”

Anna Chlumsky, “Amy Brookheimer”

Reid Scott, “Dan Egan”

Matt Walsh, “Mike McLintock”

Timothy Simons, ”Jonah Ryan”

Sufe Bradshaw, “Sue Wilson”

Kevin Dunn, “Ben Cafferty”

Gary Cole, “Kent Davison”

Friday, March 28, 2014: Closing Night Presentation-American Horror Story: Coven

Moderator: TBA

Ryan Murphy, Creator & Executive Producer

Brad Falchuk, Creator & Executive Producer

Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer

Tim Minear, Executive Producer

Sarah Paulson, “Cordelia Goode”

Evan Peters, “Kyle Spencer”

Frances Conroy, “Myrtle Snow”

Lily Rabe, “Misty Day”

Emma Roberts, “Madison Montgomery”

Denis O’Hare, “Spalding”

Angela Bassett, “Marie Laveau”

Gabourey Sidibe, ‘Queenie”

Jamie Brewer, “Nan”

Additional panelists to be announced.

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation’s foremost public archive of television, radio, and Internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.

About the Citi Private Pass Program:

Through the Citi Private Pass program, Citi cardmembers enjoy access to more than 10,000 events each year across music, sports, dining, comedy and family entertainment. These experiences range from preferred tickets and early access to top concert tours and sporting events to curated special events such as youth clinics with sports heroes, and VIP concert experiences including pre-show performances and Q&A.

UK – Half Past Danger Signing

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Stephen Mooney will be signing our EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATED hardcover edition of HALF PAST DANGER at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 5th February from 6 – 7pm!

History meets Prehistory in this two-fisted race against time!

Summer, 1943, and in the midst of a war waged by monsters, Staff Sergeant Tommy ‘Irish’ Flynn never expected to encounter a real one. But on a remote island in the South Pacific theatre, Flynn and his squad come face-to-fanged-face with creatures long thought dead!

Stephen Mooney is an Irish illustrator working in the fields of Comic Books, Animation and Video Games. His credits include the New York Times best-selling Joss Whedon’s Angel and his current hit creator owned series, Half Past Danger, both for IDW Publishing. Stephen resides and works in Monaghan, Ireland with his wife.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

CA – Dark Duets Signing

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Amber Benson, Christopher Golden, and Jonathan Maberry appear at Dark Delicacies to sign Dark Duets on Saturday January 25th at 2:00 p.m.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

Boston Comic Con Returns in August 2014

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Boston Comic Con has announced its initial details for next year’s convention! Following the phenomenal success of the 2013 show, the 2014 convention will again be held in August at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston’s historic waterfront. The promoters have added an additional day to the convention which is scheduled to run Friday August 8th till Sunday August 10th. Joining the festivities this year is an all-star list of comic creators including: Rafael Albuquerque, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Mike Kunkel, Jorge Molina, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Carlos Pacheco, Ramón Pérez, Esad Ribic, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, and many more! Additionally, the first media guests have been announced: Torchwood’s Eve Myles and Spike himself, James Marsters! More will be added over the coming months so be sure to follow Boston Comic Con on Facebook and Twitter!

For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website! Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

RSVP on Facebook!

About Boston Comic Con:

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

CA – Buffy, Angel & Faith Signing

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Writer Christos Gage (Angel & Faith) and artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) sign at Superheroes in Training on Saturday  October 26, 2013 from 11:00am until 2:00pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Superheroes in Training
945 West Valley Parkway, Suite D, Escondido, California 92025

Dark Horse Announces Signings and Panels Schedule for SDCC 2013

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DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013 SCHEDULE!

Dark Horse ComicsJuly 10, MILWAUKIE, OR— It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators!

 

DARK HORSE SIGNINGS

IMPORTANT:  All giveaway, limited edition, and exclusive items are available while supplies last.  Free prints, comics, or posters are provided for each signing while supplies last. You may bring items to sign or purchase them at the Dark Horse Store or Dark Horse Exclusives Store. We reserve the right to restrict the nature and/or limit the number of items to be signed, at our discretion.  Signing lines will be closed as needed.

Ticketed signings are noted below. Drawings for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing.  Come to the Dark Horse booth early for your best chance to get a ticket.

Events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse staff for details.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

Special Preview Night Signings for Exclusives and Limited Editions

6:00 p.m.            LAST MAN STANDING: KILLBOOK OF A BOUNTY HUNTER: Daniel LuVisi

Free print. Limited edition hardcover for sale at Dark Horse Exclusives Store.

7:00 p.m.            PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin

Free print. San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusive Plants vs. Zombies comic for sale at show opening at Dark Horse Exclusives Store (two per person limit).

8:00 p.m.            MASS EFFECT: Cosplayer Holly Conrad as Commander Shepherd

Free double-sided Mass Effect/Dragon Age poster. Limited edition Mass Effect Bronze Alliance Normandy SR-1 Ship Replica on sale at show opening at Dark Horse Exclusives Store (two per person limit).

THURSDAY, JULY 18

 10:00 a.m.            LAST MAN STANDING: KILLBOOK OF A BOUNTY HUNTER: Daniel LuVisi

10:00 a.m.            THE STRAIN: Mike Huddleston, E.M. Gist

11:00 a.m.            LONE WOLF AND CUB: Kazuo Koike

11:00 a.m.            DRAGON RESURRECTION: Lin Zhang

12:00 p.m.            X: Duane Swierczynski, Eric Nguyen, Dave Wilkins

12:00 p.m.            DRAGON AGE: THE WORLD OF THEDAS: Ben Gelinas, Nick Thornborrow

1:00 p.m.            BLOOD BROTHERS: Andrew Waller, Mike Gagerman

2:00 p.m.            HALO: INITIATION: Terry and Rachel Dodson

2:00 p.m.            LONE WOLF AND CUB: Kazuo Koike

3:00 p.m.             CATALYST COMIX: Joe Casey, Ulises Farinas

3:00 p.m.            BEANWORLD: Larry Marder

4:00 p.m.             BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Georges Jeanty, Christos Gage

5:00 p.m.            PICTURES THAT TICK: Dave McKean

5:00 p.m.            DYNAMICS PRESENTS CONAN: THE PHANTOMS OF THE BLACK COAST: Attila Futaki

6:00 p.m.             THE BLACK BEETLE: Francesco Francavilla

                                   DREAM THIEF: Jai Nitz

BUZZKILL: Donny Cates

6:00 p.m.            CREEPY, EERIE: Dan Braun, Jason Shawn Alexander, Chris Zephro, Justin Mabry

 

FRIDAY, JULY 19

10:00 a.m.            CREEPY, EERIE: Dan Braun, Glenn Hetrick, Chris Zephro, Justin Mabry

10:00 a.m.            THE MONKEY KING: Katsuya Terada

11:00 a.m.            LONE WOLF AND CUB: Kazuo Koike

11:00 a.m.            SACRIFICE: Sam Humphries

12:00 p.m.            THE GUILD: Felicia Day *Ticketed event

12:00 p.m.            MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt

1:00 p.m.            STAR WARS: LEGACY: Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman

1:00 p.m.            BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

2:00 p.m.            THE LAST OF US: Neil Druckmann, Faith Erin Hicks *Ticketed event

2:00 p.m.            LONE WOLF AND CUB: Kazuo Koike

2:00 p.m.            MASS EFFECT: Courtenay Taylor (voice actor of Jack), Mike Gamble

3:00 p.m.            THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek Tiwary, Andrew Robinson

3:00 p.m.            NUMBER 13: David Walker, Robert Love

4:00 p.m.            DRAGON AGE: Claudia Black (voice actor of Morrigan), Ben Gelinas, Nick Thornborrow *Ticketed event

4:00 p.m.            THE MONKEY KING: Katsuya Terada

5:00 p.m.            DARK HORSE PRESENTS: Shannon Wheeler (Villain House), Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas (Gamma), Geoffrey Thorne and Todd Harris  (Genre 19)

5:00 p.m.            STAR WARS: Carlos d’Anda and Gabe Eltaeb (Star Wars), Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley (Dark Times), Dan Parsons and Wes Dzioba (Dawn of the Jedi), Mark Irwin (Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin), Dave Wilkins (Legacy), Zack Giallongo (Ewoks: Shadows of Endor)

6:00 p.m.            TNT PRESENTS FALLING SKIES: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, and  Falling Skies cast *Ticketed event

6:00 p.m.            CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20

9:00 a.m.            LAST MAN STANDING: KILLBOOK OF A BOUNTY HUNTER: Daniel LuVisi

10:00 a.m.            EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner

11:00 a.m.            ELFQUEST: Wendy and Richard Pini

11:00 a.m.            VALVE PRESENTS:  Jay Pinkerton, Erik Wolpaw, Heather Campbell, Tristan Reidford

12:00 p.m.            CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT: Josh Williamson, Raymond Swanland

BLACKOUT: Frank Barbiere, Micah Kaneshiro

THE OCCULTIST: Tim Seeley, Mike Norton

1:00 p.m.            AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, LEGEND OF KORRA: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki-Hyun Ryu, Gene Luen Yang, Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano from Gurihiru Studio

2:00 p.m.            THE GOON KICKSTARTER TEAM: Eric Powell, Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler from Blur Studio

3:00 p.m.            UNDERGROUND: Andrew Vachss

3:00 p.m.            BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Georges Jeanty, Andrew Chambliss

4:00 p.m.            HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES: Corey Taylor *Ticketed event

5:00 p.m.            HELLBOY, B.P.R.D., ABE SAPIEN, BALTIMORE: Mike Mignola

5:00 p.m.            ITTY BITTY HELLBOY: Art Baltazar

6:00 p.m.            THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

6:00 p.m.            THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Becky Cloonan

 

SUNDAY, JULY 21

10:00 a.m.            BUNNY IN THE MOON: THE ART OF TARA MCPHERSON: Tara McPherson

10:00 a.m.            LAST MAN STANDING: KILLBOOK OF A BOUNTY HUNTER: Daniel LuVisi

11:00 a.m.            Joss Whedon *Ticketed event

12:00 p.m.            R.I.P.D.: Peter Lenkov

1:00 p.m.            ALIENS: INHUMAN CONDITION: John Layman

1:00 p.m.            47 RONIN: Mike Richardson, Stan Sakai

2:00 p.m.             EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner, Buzz Parker

2:00 p.m.            HUSBANDS: Jane Espenson, Brad Bell, Sean Hemeon

*Events are subject to change.  Some restrictions apply.

 

DARK HORSE/PARTNER PANELS

 

Thursday, July 18 

11:45am – 12:45pm - Inside the Looking Glass: Building Halo Worlds and Wonders, Past, Present…and Future

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Spartans Unite! Frank O’Connor (franchise development director), Dan Ayoub (executive producer), and other 343 Industries personnel celebrate and discuss the exciting new addition to the Halo universe Halo: Spartan Assault, the new comic book series from Dark Horse Comics, Halo: Initiation, and with some “Mega” surprises. Panelists include Nick McWhorter (director of custom programs, Dark Horse Comics), Graeme Jennings (senior producer, 343 Industries),Martin de la Ronde (creative director, Vanguard), and Brian Reed (franchise writer, Halo).

 1:00pm – 2:00pm - Dark Horse: (Super)Powered by Creators

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The latter half of 2012 saw the return of two of Dark Horse’s classic characters, Ghost and X, the appearance of new faces like Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories and Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, and the reimagination a hero from yesteryear, Captain Midnight! Join Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, PR director Jeremy Atkins, and a cast of the industry’s top talent, including Joe Casey (Catalyst, Sex), Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle), Duane Swierczynski (X, Two Past Midnight), Joshua Williamson (Captain MidnightMasks and Mobsters), Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (Revival, The Occultist), along with comics newcomer Donny Cates (Buzzkill), for a look at an exciting new cast of characters!

2:00pm – 3:00pm - The Writer’s Journey: Breaking into Hollywood and Comic Scriptwriting

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As we move from the Insight to Indies panel, we’ll address the question every aspiring writer wants answered: “How do I break into the business?” If you are an unpublished writer with dreams of making it in the transmedia marketplace and you don’t know how or where to begin, this is the panel for you. Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel producers Brandon M. Easton (ThunderCats (2011), Transformers: Rescue Bots), Geoffrey Thorne (TNT’s Leverage, Ben 10), Jonathan Callan (Ben 10Generator Rex), veteran screenwriter Tony Puryear (the Schwarzenegger film Eraser), and actress/writer Erika Alexander (Maxine Shaw from Living Single and Concrete Park graphic novel from Dark Horse) share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable comics proposal. Topics include how to hire artists and build a strong contract, how to seek out a publisher, and how to navigate the tough new world of intellectual property management in the digital frontier.

4:30pm – 5:30pm - Creepy and Eerie REBORN and UNDEAD

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Are you ready to experience the Creepiest of the Creepy? An evil assemblage of ghoulish creators discuss all things Creepy and Eerie. Artist Jason Shawn Alexander (House of Gold and Bones), Creepy writer and editor Dan Braun, producer Josh Braun (Button Man), and moderator J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide) discuss the influence of the original Warren Creepy and Eerie magazines relaunched at Dark Horse in hardcover archival editions, new comic books, and artist compilation formats. They’ll also divulge details about the upcoming Creepy feature film. With very special guests and extra-spooky giveaways!

6:00pm – 7:00pm - The Goon Kickstarter and Beyond with Eric Powell and Blur Studios

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Back in November, legions of fans rallied together to raise over $400,000 to put together a story reel for the David Fincher-produced feature film based on Eric Powell’s hit comic book series The Goon! Now, Kickstarter supporters and Comic-Con attendees alike will have a chance to catch an exclusive glimpse of this work in progress! Creator Eric Powell, Blur Studios owner Tim Miller, and veteran visual effects guru Jeff Fowler present an update on this crowdfunded full-length motion picture.

 

Friday, July 19

 10:00am – 11:00am - Star Wars Comics: Here and Now

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What is the current state of Star Wars comics? Join Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley and Star Wars creators Carlos D’AndaCorinna BechkoGabriel HardmanDoug WheatleyGabe EltaebTom TaylorZack Giallongo, and others for the lowdown on what’s up, what’s coming up, and why you should be reading!

2:00pm – 3:00pm - A Tribute to Kim Thompson of Fantagraphics Books

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Gary GrothEric Reynolds, and Mike Catron of Fantagraphics Books are joined by Dark Horse’s Diana Schutz and Love and Rockets co-creator Gilbert Hernandez to celebrate the life and career of Kim Thompson, whose legacy as co-publisher of Fantagraphics and bande dessinée‘s greatest ambassador in America spanned five decades.

3:00pm – 4:00pm - Four Colors of Fear: Horror in Comics Past and Present

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Throughout comics’ storied history, horror has been an important part of the medium. In 2012 Dark Horse released its most ambitious horror publishing slate to date. Now, Dark Horse unveils a whole slate of new titles guaranteed to have you running for the covers! Join Dark Horse horror line editor Scott Allie, along with Eric Powell (The Goon), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash/Ex Sanguine),Paul Tobin (Colder), Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Station to Station), and others, for an exciting look at this year’s most promising thrills and chills!

4:00pm – 5:00pm - The Art of Video Games

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Quite a bit has changed since Dark Horse first published Mass Effect in 2010, as the publisher has grown this line of books to include franchises like Last of Us, Dragon Age, Bioshock, The Legend of Zelda, and most recently, HALO and Tomb Raider! From canonical comics to beautiful hardcover art books, Dark Horse has firmly established that there is life for popular gaming franchises far beyond the games themselves. Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, creators Faith Erin Hicks and Neil Druckmann (The Last of Us),PopCap Games- Plants vs. Zombies Franchise Art Director Jeremy Vanhoozer343 Studios- Halo Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor and some surprise guest writers and artists offer a look at what’s to come.

5:00pm – 6:00pm - Breaking into Comics Right Now

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If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Some of comic book publishing’s top decision makers, including BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie, IDW Publishing chief creative officer and editor- in-chief Chris Ryall, and Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy, give you up-to-date practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry.

6:00pm – 7:00pm - Rise of the Independents

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Word Balloon host John Suintres moderates a conversation with some of the brightest minds in independent comic publishing, including Image Comic’s director of business development Ron Richards, Dark Horse’s director of publicity Jeremy Atkins, BOOM! Studios’ VP of publishing and marketing Filip Sablik, and IDW’s VP of marketing Dirk Wood, discussing what they are doing to expand the marketplace.

6:15pm – 7:15pm - Dark Horse: Joss Whedon

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

6:45pm – 7:45pm - Animation Domination High-Def

Room 6DE

Nick Weidenfeld, head of FOX’s all-new Saturday late-night animation programming block, Animation Domination High-Def, will show an exclusive advance preview of two new animated series, Axe Cop and High School USA!, premiering July 27 on FOX. Joining Weidenfeld on the panel Q&A will be Axe Cop executive producers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser (Drawn Together), High School USA! creator Dino Stamatopoulos (Community), Axe Cop comic creator Ethan Nicolle, and special surprise appearances by the series’ voice talent.

8:00pm – 9:00pm - Axe Cop

Room 6DE

Join brothers Ethan Nicolle and Malachai Nicolle, the 32-year-old and 9-year-old creators of the Dark Horse comic series Axe Cop, with surprise guests to celebrate the premiere of the new Axe Cop TV series as part of Animation Domination Hi-Def, beginning Saturday, July 27 on FOX. Panel events will include a live Ask Axe Cop Q&A, a series of staged battles between cosplayers choreographed by Malachai, and a screening of the premiere episode of Axe Cop.

8:00pm – 9:00pm - Husbands: The New Marriage

Room 7AB

The hit series Husbands has just completed filming its first new content under its exciting new relationship with the CW, and has already had a big year with the release of the hardcover Husbands comic book. Hear about the bouquet of new plans, new stories from the set, and the show’s ring of bigger-than-big guest stars. Creators Jane Espenson and Brad Bell are joined by Husbands’ co-stars Alessandra Torresani and Sean Hemeon, director Jeff Greenstein, and upcoming guest star Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse, Much Ado About Nothing)to discuss the much-anticipated future happiness of the comedy. Moderated by Jeff Jensen (Entertainment Weekly).

8:00pm – 10:00pm - Syfy Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The 25th annual Eisner Awards (the “Oscars” of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 30 categories. Presenters will include British talk show host/comics writer Jonathan Ross, bestselling author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neverwhere), actor John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow), TV host Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead, The Nerdist), nominee artist Becky Cloonan (Conan the Barbarian), Hall of Fame cartoonist Sergio Aragonés (Groo, MAD), writer/artist Bill Morrison (Bongo Comics), and voice actors Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama), Lauren Tom (Futurama, King of the Hill), and David Herman (Office Space, Futurama), plus some special surprises! Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

 

Saturday, July 20

11:00am – 12:00pm - Avatar the Last Airbender: Beginning and Beyond
Room 29A

This panel is for fans who can’t get enough of the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe. Moderator Avatar_MomKevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Alisa Christopher (FatCat Gameworks), Gene Luen Yang (writer, The Promise/The Search), Gurihiru (artist team Sasaki and Kawano, The Promise/The Search), Sifu Kisu (martial arts coordinator), and Dante Basco (voice of Zuko/General Iroh) will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions. Who knows, perhaps a surprise guest or two might stop in! Finally, the panel will end with a show of talented cosplay contestants.

1:30pm – 2:30pm - Star Wars vs. Serenity
Room 24ABC

Without question, Serenity fans and Star Wars devotees are two of most passionate groups in fandom. From the ongoing charity work of the Browncoats and the 501st/Rebel Legion alike, fans have taken these two massive science fiction franchises far beyond the screen. Now, Dark Horse is set to bring these two groups together for exclusive announcements, games, prizes, and more. Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, editor-in- chief Scott Allie, and Dark Horse resident Jedi Randy Stradley, a cast of writers and artists, and even a few surprise guests, for what is sure to be one of these year’s most memorable programs!

3:00pm – 4:00pm - Hellboy 20th Anniversary Panel
Room 4

This year’s Comic-Con marks the 20th anniversary of Mike Mignola’s best-loved beast. Hellboy has achieved the status in the industry typically reserved for characters created 40 years before him. Following up on the first arc on one of his most popular miniseries to date, the all-new Abe Sapien ongoing series, and the continuing adventures of the supporting cast of the BPRD, this will be one of the biggest Hellboy panels to date! Join creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie, for an open forum on your favorite cast of characters.

Sunday, July 21

10:00am – 11:00am - Emily the Strange Panel Experience
Room 23ABC

Join Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and special guests to see the premiere of the Emily and the Strangers FIRST animated music video and single. See and hear private, behind-the-scenes footage in the recording studio and “making of” the animation. Take a sneak peek at the new comic book Emily and the Strangers #3 by Dark Horse Comics and hear more about the making of this new series and how it comes to life with Emily’s new band. There will be time for Q&A, including updates on the development of the motion picture with Universal Pictures and Dark Horse Entertainment. Reger will be encouraging “audience participation” to get giveaways, so bring on your strange and show him what you’ve got!

IL – Italian Artists Signing

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Sara Pichelli and David Messina sign at Challengers Comics on Saturday, July 13, 2013  at 4:00pm!

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Press Release: 

SARA PICHELLI is known for her work on Marvel’s ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MEN and currently on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

DAVID MESSINA is the artist on Image’s THE BOUNCE and ANGEL from IDW.

It’s not often we get the chance to have such amazing international artists in-store, so help us welcome them to Chicago and show them that their art transcends geographical borders!

And, both artists are taking Commissions at the signing.

Sponsored by CADENCE COMIC ART and SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE DI COMICS

David (Comics for Beginners) and Sara (Icons and Realism in Comics) are also teaching 2-day workshops at Scuola Internazionale di Comics Digital and Figurative Arts Academy in Chicago.

Fun fact: Patrick once inked an Angel cover of David’s for IDW

Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Nerd HQ Returns to SDCC 2013

Press Release:

Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, a multimedia company that brings the best of apparel, accessories, and both long and short form video content to its global clientele, announced today that Nerd HQ will return to San Diego July 18th-21st in a new location, Petco Park (100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101), home of the San Diego Padres.

Over the last three years, Nerd HQ has continually expanded and given fans a unique experience while in San Diego for the international comic book and entertainment festival. This year Nerd HQ will again provide fans with a home base where they can experience cutting edge technology and gaming showcases, exciting autograph signings, cornerstone events and exclusive parties, including Levi’s annual NERD Party.

“With the move to Petco Park, we can bring fans an even bigger, more dynamic experience during Nerd HQ 2013.” said Zachary Levi, Founder of The Nerd Machine. “Moving to the ballpark is a major step in the growth of Nerd HQ and will allow us to expand our tradition of offering exclusive access to new games, technology, and the opportunity for intimate conversations with some of the Hollywood’s most influential celebrities and creatives.”

Returning this year is the very popular philanthropic panel series, “Conversations for a Cause” which will stream through The Nerd Machine YouTube page, NerdMachineTV. Last year’s panels raised $140,000 for Operation Smile and consisted of some of the most talked about films, television shows and video games, including: “Chuck,” “Doctor Who,” “Grimm,” “NTSF,” “Robot Chicken,” “The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Expendables 2,” “Tomb Raider” and “Twilight.” Panelists included many of today’s top actors, actresses and film and game makers including Ashley Greene, Guillermo del Toro, Jason Ritter, Jared Padalecki, Joss Whedon, Kellan Lutz, Lucy Liu, Nathan Fillion, RZA, Seth Green, Stan Lee, Terry Crews, and Zachary Levi, among many others. This year’s panels, which will be announced in the coming days, are sure to bring fun surprises and intriguing discussions. Individual tickets will sell for $22, with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile. For more information, schedule updates and tickets please visit www.thenerdmachine.com.

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ABOUT THE NERD MACHINE – The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated in bringing its global clientele the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to nurture an environment where community interaction thrives, creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a “mission of redefinition” that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?

UK – Much Ado About Nothing Panel

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Join director Joss Whedon and actors Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as they discuss their new film, Much Ado About Nothing – a contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, on Tuesday 11 June, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Come early as seating is limited!

Apple Store
235 Regent Street, London, W1B 2EL
020 7153 9000

CA – Baby Steps Signing

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Elisabeth Rohm, Law and Order star and People.com blogger, appears in-store on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book, Baby Steps! Rohm’s stories are told in a clear, funny, warm-hearted voice cover and her untraditional childhood, and her long journey to motherhood.

Special Instructions
You must have a copy of Baby Steps with receipt in order to enter the signing line. *She will personalize books. *Guidelines are subject to change*

Barnes & Noble – Glendale Americana
The Americana at Brand, 210 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210
818-545-9146

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