Tor Books Booth Schedule for SDCC 2012

Tor Books has announced its programming for San Diego Comic-Con 2012 featuring Brandon Sanderson and John Scalzi with Steve Englehart and more doing in-booth signings and panel discussions.

The Tor Books booth is #2707. Check below for a day by day schedule of author signings and panels.

 

Thursday, July 12th

12pm – 1pm Tor Booth #2707: ROBIN MAXWELL, will sign advanced copies of Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan, coming from Tor in September.

3pm – 4pm Tor Booth #2707: New York Times bestselling author and Comic-Con Special Guest, BRANDON SANDERSON, will sign copies of The Way of Kings.

2:30pm – 3:30pm Panel: Room 26AB: The Dark Knight Rises: Is Batman Broken? Strong, smart, and heroic, he’s the Dark Knight we want on our side. But is Batman also out of his mind? Comic-con Special Guest, STEVE ENGLEHART joins Catwoman herself, Lee Meriwether, to discuss Bruce Wayne’s relationships, strengths and weaknesses. Does the Dark Knight have bats in his belfry?

4:45pm – 5:45pm Panel Room 6BCF: The Fiction of Halo 4. Halo 4 heralds the return of one of gaming’s most iconic heroes, the Master Chief, in a new, epic sci-fi saga.Expanding and enriching the narrative, 343 Industries, panelists share how the development of stories across the GREG BEAR Forerunner saga, the KAREN TRAVISS Kilo-Five trilogy, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Halo 4 Campaign and Halo Infinity Multiplayer have become connective tissue for Halo 4.

5pm – 6pm Tor Booth (#2707) Bestselling, award-winning futurist DAVID BRIN, will sign copies of his new high concept novel Existence, his first major work in over a decade.

 

Friday, July 13th

10am – 11am Panel: Room 24AB Art of the Thrill Kill: From psycho killers and sociopaths to the vast unknowable emptiness of deep space, these authors know that it takes more than just blood and gore to keep their readers awake at night. DAN WELLS joins other top horror and thriller novelists to discuss how they balance ratcheting suspense with perfectly paced creepiness to create stories that are both psychologically and atmospherically disturbing.

12pm – 1pm Signing in the autographing area, AA09

12pm – 1pm Tor Booth (#2707) Legendary science fiction author ORSON SCOTT CARD & co-author AARON JOHNSTON sign Invasive Procedures a taut science fiction medical thriller. Five lucky people will get a chance to receive a signed copy of Earth Unaware: The First Formic War set in the popular Ender’s series, on-sale July 17th!

12pm – 1pm Room 25ABC: Spotlight on BRANDON SANDERSON, Author, educator, and Comic-Con Special Guest BRANDON SANDERSON talks about his growth from a nonreader in his youth to becoming one of the most popular fantasy writers working today. Sanderson’s books include his own Mistborn trilogy and his continuation of the late Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, which wraps up this year.

2:30pm Tor Booth #2707: Duo Paul & Storm join us in the to serenade fans as they wait in line to meet New York Times bestselling author and Comic-Con
Special Guest JOHN SCALZI! Then at 3pm, John signs copies of Old Man’s War, the book that launched his career!

3:30pm– 4:30pm Panel: Room 6A: Epic Fantasy War, Brandon Sanderson (The Way of Kings), joins the top names in fantasy fiction to discuss how the key to writing a real epic fantasy novel lies in the word epic-which doesn’t just mean ambitious in scale, scope, and size.

5:00pm – 6:00pm Signing in the autographing area, AA09

5pm – 6pm Tor Booth #2707: DAN WELLS will sign copies of his the book that started it all, I Am Not A Serial Killer.

 

Saturday, July 14th

10pm – 11am That 70s Panel, Room 23ABC. STEVE ENGLEHART makes a Comic-con Special Guest Spotlight appearance on this panel. Get out your pet rocks!

12pm – 1pm Comics Arts Conference Focus on STEVE ENGLEHART, Room 26AB Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) moderates a discussion of Englehart’s stellar career writing the adventures of Captain America, Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, Coyote, Night Man, the Justice League, and dozens of other characters.

2pm – 3pm Tor Booth (#2707) Iconic science fiction author GREG BEAR signs copies of Halo: Primordium, Book Two of the Forerunner Saga.

12pm – 1pm Tor Booth (#2707) Father/daughter duo ORSON SCOTT CARD & EMILY SCOTT CARD sign copies of their first writing collaboration, Laddertop, Volume 1.

3pm – 4pm Panel: Room 23ABC A Wrinkle in Time, From the far-flung reaches of the Milky Way to the mind-bending possibilities of time travel, let the authors of speculative fiction tell you what they see when they venture to other dimensions. With DAVID BRIN & ORSON SCOTT CARD.

4:30pm – 5:30pm Signing in the Autographing area, AA09

4:30pm – 5:30pm Solo Autographing with BRANDON SANDERSON, Room Table AA18

5pm – 6pm Tor Booth (#2707) STEVE ENGLEHART will sign copies of The Long Man.

5:30pm – 6:30pm Spotlight Panel Room 7AB with JOHN SCALZI, Comic-Con special guest JOHN SCALZI (Redshirts) talks about his latest work, his upcoming novel, video game, and film projects, takes questions and generally tries to amuse the hell out of you for an hour. With him as moderator/interviewer/conspirator: Wil Wheaton (Tabletop). It’ll be the most fun you can have while respirating.

3:30pm – 4:30pm Solo Autographing, AA18

 

Sunday, July 15th

10pm – 11am Panel: Stunted: Fools and Scary-Ass Clowns: Humor in Science Fiction and Fantasy Room 25ABC. Join in for an irreverent hour celebrating sly wit and unholy humor with some of the most devilish quipsters, wisecrackers, and satirists writing today. JOHN SCALZI (Redshirts) plays ringmaster to some of the best SFF humor writers in the field.

11:30am – 12:30pm Signing in the autographing area, AA04

2:45pm – 3:45pm Panel: Room 5AB: Heroes for the Middle Grade Reader: Books That Will Rock Your Socks Off, EMILY JANICE CARD (yes, daughter of THAT Card) teamed up with her famous father to write a science fiction manga, Laddertop, Volume 1 aimed at middle grade readers, and will join a panel discussing adventurers and unexpected champions that we can all cheer for.

4pm – 5pm Signing in the Autographing area, AA09

12pm Tor Booth #2707 giveaway, The Omen Machine by New York Times bestselling author, Terry Goodkind.

2pm – 3pm Tor Booth #2707: giveaway, Dark Companion. The YA debut of Marta Acosta.

Make sure to follow @Torbooks on Twitter for up to date information and last minute events!

All Tor Booth signings are on a first come first serve basis and while supplies lasts. Limit one book per person.

Comic-Concert: The 2012 After Party

Press Release:

Comic-Concert: The 2012 After Party, a fan created event that focuses on the musical aspect of pop culture, returns for its Fourth Annual installment, now being held at the Whiskey Girl (located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and G Street in Downtown San Diego) on Sunday, July 15th at 6pm. Over the past few years, the “Geek Rock” genre has grown significantly in size, and this special event allows Comic-Con and local San Diegans the opportunity to experience a different side of the Popular Arts. Sponsored in part by Youmacon and ComicsOnline.com, the evening will feature a special performance by San Diego’s Musical Comedy Band: Random Gibberish!

Attendees are encouraged to arrive in costume from Comic-Con for our annual Costume Contest! For the 2012 event, Shout! Factory has been kind enough to provide several prizes for best costume! Contest will be judged by ComicsOnline’s Editor-In-Chief, Kevin Gaussoin, and some special guests.

There is no cover charge to enter this event, but attendees are kindly requested to make a $5 donation at the door to support this program. You do not need to have a Comic-Con pass to attend this performance. Must be 21+ to enter.

Random Gibberish has been channeling their love of pop culture and general insanity into music since 2003. In 2009, they won ABC’s “Official LOST Theme Competition” at Comic-Con. They rock out and make people laugh with songs inspired by comic books, video games, movies and TV. In addition to their musical comedy, they will be performing selections from their upcoming musical project: “And Then The Zombies Came… A Musical Apocalypse!”, as well as a special musical tribute to Power Rangers in honor of the upcoming 20th Anniversary, and a sing-along to classic television themes.

About the Venue Whiskey Girl is located on the busiest corner in the Gaslamp Quarter (corner of Fifth Avenue and G Street) and is the perfect place for a pre or post game lunch or dinner. Topped with over 20 Flat Screen TVs to watch any of your favorite game, this place is the best for any sports fan. Watch one of our live bands on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Nights. We are open every day at 11am and have great lunch specials! $3 Wells and Drafts 11am-8pm Monday-Friday, and are open on Sundays at 9am for Brunch Time Bingo. With, $10 “Bottomless Pink Lady” Cocktails, Jumbo Cinnamon Buns with Whiskey Glaze frosting, and chances to win awesome prizes! Check out www.WhiskeyGirl.com to see all of the events happening during Comic-Con 2012!

About Youmacon
Youmacon is not only Detroit’s first and only Anime Convention, it’s also one of the fastest growing fan conventions in the country! With over 10,000 people last year coming to enjoy our 24 hour programming, great industry guests, video game tournaments, and cosplay contests, we’ve had to expand this year yet again. Youmacon 2012 will be held at both the Renaissance Center, and at Cobo Hall, November 1-4, 2012. Please go to www.Youmacon.com for more information.

About ComicsOnline
Established in San Diego in 2001, ComicsOnline.com is your home for coverage at San Diego Comic-Con! More than just comics news, ComicsOnline has since branched out to cover everything geek pop culture including TV, movies, anime/manga, and all manner of games and technology, as well as the events that showcase them. Now with our ComicsOnline Podcast, numerous convention appearances, and special Sneak Preview Screenings of upcoming Theatrical Releases in cities across the country, ComicsOnline is more than ever everything geek pop culture. Check out www.ComicsOnline.com and like us on Facebook!

For more information about Comic-Concert: The 2012 After Party check out www.Comic-Concert, and follow us on Facebook!

Avatar Legacy Fan Panel Scheduled for SDCC 2012

Avatar Legacy Fan Panels returns to San Diego Comic Con for the fifth year with an event dedicated to the fans of the Nickelodeon cartoons  Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra! Moderated by superfan Avatar_Mom, this year’s panel includes special guests Bobby Rubio (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Pixar Studios, Alcatraz High), Freelance Concept Artist DJ Welch (Dark Kenjie), Kevin Coppa (Puppet Benders), and Actor/Voice Actor Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra), and perhaps a few more surprise guests.  If that isn’t enough, there will be a cosplay contest to showcase the fandom’s talented “fabric benders.” The action takes place in Room 28E on Saturday July 14, 2012 from 11:00am – 12:00pm!

JUST ADDED: Gurihiru Studios artists Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano (artists of the Dark Horse comic series ATLA: The Promise) have been added to the panel!

Legend of Korra Panel Details for SDCC 2012

Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender co-creator Bryan Konietzko announced exciting news on his tumblr about the panel he, fellow co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, and several cast and crew members will host at Comic Con this year:

Hello, everyone! I wish I had some time to draw something new for the blog, but I’ve been buried in all sorts of work. So in an effort to post something related to the Book 1 finale this Saturday, here is the rough concept for the press art I posted last week. It might be interesting to those of you who like to see this sort of process work.

I have some more specifics on our San Diego Comic Con activities to share:

WHAT:  The Legend of Korra Comic-Con Panel WHEN: Friday, July 13 from 11:15a – 12:15p WHERE: Ballroom 20 WHO:  Co-creators and executive producers Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P.J. Byrne (Bolin), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami), and Andrea Romano (voice director).  The panel will include an in-depth discussion of Book 1 and a live performance by the voice actors.

WHAT:  The Legend of Korra Comic-Con Signing WHEN: Friday, July 13 beginning at 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Nickelodeon booth

I’ve been told that Ballroom 20 holds 4300 people, so just get 4300 people to hold your places in the Game of Thrones line for Hall H, and pop over to Ballroom 20 for a spell. Among other things, Andrea is going to lead the actors in a live table read of some key scenes from Book 1. We’ve never done that sort of thing at a panel, so it should be really fun.

***Remember: The actors are not the characters, so be nice to David. He isn’t Mako. He just plays one on TV.

Rob Zombie to Act as Host for VH1 Classic’s Comic-Con Attendee Welcome Party “Dawn Of The Con” for SDCC 2012

VH1 Classic



VH1 Classic To Present First-Ever Official Comic-Con Attendee Welcome Party “Dawn Of The Con” (via PR Newswire)

NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – VH1 Classic will present the first-ever official Comic-Con Opening Night Attendee Welcome Party, “Dawn of the Con,” on Thursday, July 12, 5:30 – 11PM PT. VH1 Classic will take over San Diego’s Petco Park to ring in Comic-Con in true rocker fashion. The night…

CAM Sketch-a-thon Artists at SDCC 2012 to Include Adlard, Janson, and Many More

Press Release:

Sixth Annual CAM Sketch-a-thon at San Diego Comic-Con International

Cartoon Art Museum Event:  Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15, 2012

$10 Suggested donation per sketch

Cartoon Art MuseumSan Francisco, CA:  The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to announce its programming for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 12-15, 2012.  This year marks the sixth annual CAM Sketch-a-thon, which features a host of artists donating their time and talents to support the museum in its fundraising efforts.  This year’s roster includes professional animators, graphic novelists, newspaper strip cartoonists, political cartoonists, comic book illustrators, webcartoonists, underground cartoonists and self-publishers, providing the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth with one of the most diverse artistic populations at Comic-Con.  The National Cartoonist Society’s 2012 Reuben Award Winner Tom Richmond and Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard are among the artists supporting the Cartoon Art Museum at this year’s event.

Artists will draw for visitors during one-hour sessions at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth, #1930 on the convention floor.  In exchange for a donation of $10 or more to the Cartoon Art Museum, supporters will receive a customized convention sketch from a professional cartoonist.  Featured artists include  Charlie Adlard, Michael Aushenker, Elijah Brubaker, Carolyn Watson Dubisch, Mike Dubisch, Phil Foglio, Shaenon K. Garrity, Zack Giallongo, Sina Grace, Mike Gray, Klaus Janson, Keith Knight, Jon Macy, Larry Marder, Kraig Rasmussen, Denny Riccelli, Tom Richmond, Dave Roman, Scott Shaw!, Seamus Smith, Raina Telgemeier, Jen Vaughn, Kimo Yancey and Ron Yavnieli, with many more to be announced as the convention approaches.  Please stay tuned to our website for an updated list and schedule as additional artists confirm.

Artists who are interested in participating in the CAM Sketch-a-thon should contact Andrew Farago at gallery@cartoonart.org for more information.

White Room:02B3 Film to Make Its U.S. Debut in San Diego During SDCC 2012

White Room poster

Press Release:

‘White Room:02B3’ Makes US Premier Comic-Con Weekend

Film joins ‘Trek Nation’ screening for sold-out Roddenberry Entertainment event

SAN DIEGO; June 19, 2012 — Roddenberry Entertainment, the successor of the science fiction pioneer that brought television and film audiences Star Trek, announced today that its innovative film, White Room: 02B3, will make its stateside debut when it accompanies Trek Nation at Roddenberry’s exclusive event at San Diego’s Birch North Park Theatre on July 12. This will mark the first time American audiences will be able to see White Room:02B3 and Trek Nation in theater.

Starring Breckin Meyer, Tamlyn Tomita, David Blue and Rachel True, as well as Internet icons Tony Janning and Milynn Sarley, White Room:02B3 is about six strangers who wake up in a white room to find out they are part of a bizarre experiment that could help change the face of humanity forever.

With over 100,000 sci-fi fans planning to flood San Diego during Comic-Con weekend, this event is already sold out. Luckily for those who weren’t able to grab a spot for the double feature screening, fans can see White Room:02B3 at the San Diego Film Festival in late September where it’s been accepted as an official selection.

The July debut of White Room:02B3 in a traditional theater format will tease the upcoming 360-degree version of the film to debut in dome theaters later this year. The 360-dgree version will project the film around audiences to create an engaging, interactive experience unlike anything before. Filmed on a set constructed with pieces of science fiction history, including props from Blade Runner and Reel SteelWhite Room: 02B3 is a genuine Roddenberry endeavor which examines humanity from, literally, every angle.

“San Diego Comic-Con weekend is the perfect setting for Roddenberry Entertainment to bring our newest films to fans in an exciting cinematic environment,” said White Room:02B3 executive producer and Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth. “We’re eager to personally engage with our fans and introduce them to two films that approach science fiction and explore the human condition in such unique ways.”

For more information visit www.whiteroom02b3.com or www.Roddenberry.com.


About Roddenberry Entertainment

Roddenberry Entertainment is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of revolutionary entertainment. Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science-fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and, most notably, Star Trek. Roddenberry Entertainment has continued to bring the Roddenberry philosophy to a new generation and has evolved its groundbreaking science fiction into an innovative, multimedia portfolio of graphic novels, comics, television and film projects, while continuing its unique tradition in quality merchandising. With insightful explorations of humanity, Roddenberry Entertainment has set itself apart by creating smart and provocative science fiction that challenges its audiences to think, question and explore the world, as well as those beyond. For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment please visit www.Roddenberry.com. Roddenberry Entertainment can also be found onFacebook and Twitter.

Creators Appearing in the Image Booth During SDCC 2012 Include Kirkman, Adlard, Brubaker, Etc.

Image SDCC

Via their Facebook page, Image has provided an early look at the creators set to appear at their booth (#2729) during Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego.

As you can see above, featured guests would appear to include:

  • Ryan Ottley
  • Nick Spencer
  • Robert Kirkman
  • John Layman
  • Charlie Adlard
  • Ed Brubaker

 

The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego Partners with KNB EFX and Greg Nicotero for SDCC 2012



The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego Partners with Make-Up Effects Company KNB EFX Group, Inc. Lead by Co-Executive Producer of AMC’s The Walking Dead Greg Nicotero (via PR Newswire)

SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego announced its partnership with KNB EFX Group, Inc. and its founder Greg Nicotero, the force behind Special Effects Make-up for TV shows and movies such as AMC’s The Walking Dead, Kill Bill, Predators, Transformers 1-3, Pulp…

Warner Bros. Keys Up the Excitement for SDCC 2012 with Limited-edition Hotel Keycards

WB Keycards

Press Release:

WARNER BROS. KEYS UP THE EXCITEMENT AT COMIC-CON 2012

Studio Creating Over 40,000 Limited-Edition Collectible Hotel Keycards for New TV Series 666 Park Avenue, Arrow and Revolution 

BURBANK, Calif. (June 18, 2012) — Warner Bros. Entertainment is the key to excitement at Comic-Con! The Studio has once again created a set of limited-edition collectible hotel keycards, which will be in use at top hotels throughout the San Diego area during Comic-Con 2012. This marks the fifth consecutive year for the popular room key program, giving fans instant access to a usable — and collectible — piece of artwork.

Over 40,000 branded room keys will be available to fans at 38 participating San Diego–area hotels, courtesy of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing.

For Comic-Con 2012, Warner Bros. has created all-new keycards for three of the Studio’s highly anticipated new fall series:

  • The 666 Park Avenue keycard grants access to anything you desire — as long as it’s inside your room
  • The Arrow keycard features star Stephen Amell as the Arrow in an all-new in-character photo
  • The Revolution keycard opens hotel doors every time — no blackout here!

About the series:

  • 666 Park Avenue: Anything you desire can be yours … for a price. Losts Terry O’Quinn andDesperate Housewives Vanessa Williams headline this scary, seductive drama from Alloy Entertainment as the owners of a Manhattan apartment building who recruit an idealistic young couple to manage the historic site with a dark history. The series also stars Rachael Taylor (Charlie’s Angels), Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), Mercedes Masohn (The Finder), Helena Mattsson (Iron Man 2) and Samantha Logan (Law & Order: SVU). Matthew Miller (Chuck), David Wilcox (Fringe), Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries), Gina Girolamo (The Secret Circle) and Alex Graves (Fringe) are the executive producers. Based upon the book series by Gabriella Pierce and from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, 666 Park Avenue will air Sundays at 10/9c on ABC this fall. Watch the full-length pilot at Warner Bros. Television’s Preview Night screening at Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 11, or during the 666 Park Avenue session on Friday, July 13.
  • Arrow: From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) and David Nutter (Smallville), hard-hitting action seriesArrow reinvents the DC Comics hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime. The series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Colin Donnell (Pan Am), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), Willa Holland (The O.C.) with Susanna Thompson (Dragonfly) and Paul Blackthorne (The River). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow is based upon characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics and will air Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW this fall. Watch the full-length pilot at Warner Bros. Television’s Preview Night screening at Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 11, or during the Arrow session on Friday, July 13.
  • Revolution: What would you do without it all? In Revolution, an epic adventure thriller fromSupernatural’s Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Iron Man’s Jon Favreau, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic landscape of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters where every single piece of technology — phones, computers, cars, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever. Revolution stars Billy Burke (Twilight films), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human), Anna Lise Phillips (Animal Kingdom), Zak Orth (Wet Hot American Summer), Graham Rogers (Memphis Beat), J.D. Pardo (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), David Lyons (The Cape), Maria Howell (The Vampire Diaries) and Tim Guinee (Iron Man films) and is executive produced by Kripke, J.J. Abrams (Fringe) and Bryan Burk (Fringe). Favreau directed the pilot and will serve as co-executive producer of the series, with Kathy Lingg (Fringe) and producer Athena Wickham (Fringe). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution will air Mondays at 10/9c on NBC this fall. Watch the full-length pilot at Warner Bros. Television’s Preview Night screening at Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 11, or during the Revolution session on Saturday, July 14.

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter@TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

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