PSA Giving Away Free PSA-graded Samples of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones Trading Cards at SDCC 2013

Press Release:

PSA Bringing Zombies to San Diego Comic-Con

SMR August 2013(San Diego, California) — PSA (www.psacard.com), the world’s largest third-party certification company for trading cards, autographs and memorabilia, will be giving away free PSA-graded samples of The Walking Dead™ and Game of Thrones® trading cards at Comic-Con International: San Diego, July 17 – 21, 2013, while supplies last.

PSA will also be giving away, while supplies last, copies of the August 2013 issue of SMR magazine with a cover story about collecting autographs of actors in the hit The Walking Dead cable television program. The entire August issue of the magazine is devoted to the popular genre of entertainment collectibles such as Star Trek™, The Addams Family™ and classic movie monsters.

Visitors to the PSA booth (#5617) can also enter for the chance to win the zombie-inspired original mixed media on canvas painting created by renowned artist, Arthur K. Miller, for the magazine’s cover. Valued at more than $3,000, the custom-framed artwork will be given away to a lucky visitor in a random drawing among those who register at the PSA booth during the show. No purchase is necessary to enter this drawing.*

A lucky San Diego Comic-Con visitor who registers at the PSA booth will win the custom-framed original artwork used for the front cover of the August 2013 edition of SMRmagazine.

PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available at Comic-Con to authenticate autographs on-site.

“PSA-certified collectibles often sell for premium prices because of the strength and credibility of the PSA brand,” said Joe Orlando, President of PSA and Editor of SMR (Sports Market Report) magazine.

“PSA/DNA uses an invisible DNA marker on certified items. It can only be seen using a calibrated laser, and counterfeiters have only a 1 in 33 trillion chance of duplicating that DNA strand,” explained Orlando.

Since 1991, PSA experts have examined and certified more than 20 million trading cards, autographs and other entertainment and sports memorabilia with an estimated cumulative value of more than $1 billion.

The Comic-Con convention will be held in the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive. For additional information about the event, go towww.comic-con.org.

For additional information about PSA’s services, call Customer Service at (800) 325-1121 or go to www.psacard.com.

PSA is a division of Santa Ana, California-based Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

**NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.

George R.R. Martin Doing Multiple Signings at SDCC 2013 and a Game of Thrones Panel

George R.R. Martin SDCC

George R.R. Martin discussed his SDCC plans on his Not A Blog:

Coming to San Diego

The next convention on my calendar is the San Diego Comicon.

My dance card is already almost full. Yes, there will be a GAME OF THRONES panel, and I’ll be on it. It is scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2:50 to 3:45, in Hall H To be followed by an autographing at the WB booth. Of course, I’ll be joined on the panel by half a dozen cast members (no, don’t know which ones yet) and David and Dan.

I will also be doing a signing on Saturday, July 20, from 11:00am to noon, in the official autograph area. That one is for Bantam.

Working on two more signings: one for Avatar Comics, which will be launching their new comic of THE SKIN TRADE (based on my novella, scripted by Daniel Abraham) at the con, and one with the marvelous Gary Gianni, the artist for the 2014 ICE & FIRE calendar, which will debut in San Diego. Details on those when I have ‘em.

I am not on any panels besides the one for GAME OF THRONES, nor will I be doing any readings (come to worldcon for that), but there should be plenty of chances for anyone who wants me to deface their books, maps, games, videotapes, or body parts with my illegible scrawl. But PLEASE, if you want my autograph, come to one of these four signings. Don’t stop me in the hotel lobby or on the street or in a restaurant when I am trying to have dinner.

Dark Horse Announces First SDCC 2013 Exclusive: Game of Thrones Stark Shield

Press Release:

DARK HORSE LAUNCHES ALL-NEW NEWSFEED WITH DAILY REVEALS OF 2013 COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES!

Stark ShieldJUNE 10, MILWAUKIE, OR—As anticipation for this year’s pop culture main event grows, Dark Horse makes the first of many announcements regarding exclusive products for this year’s Comic-Con International!

Every day this week, Dark Horse will reveal one item to be sold at this year’s convention, exclusively on Dark Horse’s all-new NewsFeed!

Up first is what will surely be one of this year’s most sought-after items! Continuing in Dark Horse’s incredibly successful line of collectibles based on HBO’s Game of Thrones comes this limited-edition sculptural replica of the Stark shield!

This seven-inch replica comes with a hook for wall mounting and retails for $30, with a limit of two per person. Produced in an incredibly limited run of only 1,200 pieces, these are sure to go fast!

Make sure to follow Dark Horse on Twitter throughout the week, as one exclusive item per day will be revealed at a random time on the Dark Horse NewsFeed.

Keep it locked to darkhorse.com/newsfeed to find out what you will be standing in line for at this year’s show, and look for sneak peeks at upcoming announcements about Dark Horse books, products, and events!

Make sure to stop by booth #2615 to check out all the awesome exclusives, only available at San Diego Comic-Con 2013!

OR – Husbands Signing

Husbands

Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, creators of Husbands, sign the new graphic novel with artists Ron Chan, Ben Dewey, Natalie Nourigat, and Tania del Rio at Powell’s Books on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm!

Powell’s Books
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

CA – Husbands Signing

Husbands

Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, creators of Husbands, sign the new graphic novel at Meltdown Comics on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 3:30 till 5:00 p.m. Then they will appear on the Nerdist Writers Panel. Tickets ($10) at the link…

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

NYC – Husbands Signing

Husbands

Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, creators of Husbands, sign at the new graphic novel at the Columbia University Bookstore on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Columbia University Bookstore
2920 Broadway, Lerner Hall, New York NY

NYC – Husbands Signing

Husbands

Jane Espenson and Brad Bell appear at Midtown Comics Downtown on Tuesday April 9th at 5:00 pm for a signing of the all new hardcover graphic novel, Husbands!

Jane Espenson is a regular collaborator with Joss Whedon, working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.

Purchase of the Husbands HC is required to attend the event.

Husbands HC:
Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, this is the comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom. Husbands tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Now, a mystical wedding gift launches the couple on a series of adventures-a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms-filled with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Follow Brady and Cheeks into a superhero showdown, a fairytale fantasy, a Holmesian mystery, an epic galactic battle, a madcap high school romp, and a saucy secret-spy thrill ride. Includes bonus “making of” material and a special introduction.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

CA – Husbands Signing

Husbands

Creators Jane Espenson and Brad Bell sign at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

About the book:
Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, this is the comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom. Husbands tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Now, a mystical wedding gift launches the couple on a series of adventures-a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms-filled with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Follow Brady and Cheeks into a superhero showdown, a fairytale fantasy, a Holmesian mystery, an epic galactic battle, a madcap high school romp, and a saucy secret-spy thrill ride. Includes bonus “making of” material and a special introduction.

Barnes & Noble - The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

Scene on the Web Weekly: November 19-25, 2012

Keep checking back as reports come in for NC Comicon, ShadoCon, Geek-Fest, and more.


Scene on the Web Weekly: November 19-25, 2012

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Warner Bros. Explains Wristband System for SDCC 2012; Autograph Signings for Fringe, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Etc.

Warner Bros. Wristband

Press Release:

FAN ADVISORY: CHANGES TO AUTOGRAPH TICKET SYSTEM FOR WARNER BROS. SIGNINGS AT COMIC-CON 2012

 Warner Bros. Entertainment Announces Comic-Con Autograph Signings for Nearly 20 Series, Including The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and HBO’s Game of Thrones, Among Others

 New This Year: Ticket Drawings and Wristband Distributions to Begin in the Morning on the Day of Signings in the Sails Pavilion, Utilizing One Line for All Ticket Drawings for All Signings

BURBANK, Calif. (June 28, 2012) — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. announced today that the Studio will once again follow the official Comic-Con® International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at Comic-Con 2012, with the Con implementing a new procedure for 2012. The Studio will present more than 20 signings at the booth this year, including TV and digital series, as well as motion pictures (see current signing dates below).

  • All signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, #4545 on the Comic-Con exhibition floor
  • For the second straight year, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at the Sails Pavilion inside the San Diego Convention Center, under the long-standing Comic-Con system

NEW FOR THIS YEAR

  • For 2012, the following modifications will be in effect for the wristband line procedure:
  • All ticket drawings and wristband distributions for all signings will begin in the morning of the day of the specific signing, when the Sails Pavilion opens to attendees. Badged Comic-Con members can begin lining up as soon as the Sails Pavilion area opens to attendees. The ticket drawings will begin at 8:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter.
  • All of the drawings for all signings will now take place in one line on the morning of the signing
  • Advisory to fans and attendees: Lines will likely be much longer this year, and we appreciate your patience and understanding

“We look forward to Warner Bros.’ participation again at Comic-Con,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International. “The line-up of shows and talent is something we and the fans look forward to each year, and this year’s schedule seems to be the best yet!”

Here’s how it works:

  • Fans identify the signing they want to attend
  • On the morning of the day of the signing they hope to attend, fans should arrive at the Sails Pavilion floor (between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE) in the morning
  • Ticket distribution for Comic-Con’s random draw will begin when the Sails Pavilion opens to attendees. Badged Comic-Con members can begin lining up as soon as the Sails Pavilion area opens. The ticket drawings will begin at 8:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter.
  • A limited number of wristbands will be available for each signing, via Comic-Con’s random draw process
  • There will be one line for all drawings and signings. We appreciate your patience!
  • The random drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line
  • Fans who obtain wristbands should arrive at the Warner Bros. booth 30 minutes before the signing to line up

See below for the current signing dates for TV and digital series. The feature film signings will be announced at a later date.

All signings are at the Warner Bros. booth #4545.

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) during Comic-Con or atwww.thewb.com/comiccon.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 12

  • MAD Autograph Signing

FRIDAY, JULY 13

  • The Big Bang Theory Autograph Signing
  • Cult Autograph Signing
  • Arrow Autograph Signing
  • 666 Park Avenue Autograph Signing
  • H+ Autograph Signing
  • HBO’s Game of Thrones Autograph Signing
  • Childrens Hospital Autograph Signing
  • Nikita Autograph Signing

SATURDAY, JULY 14

  • Fringe Autograph Signing
  • The Following Autograph Signing
  • Revolution Autograph Signing
  • The Vampire Diaries Autograph Signing
  • Person of Interest Autograph Signing
  • HBO’s True Blood Autograph Signing

SUNDAY, JULY 15

  • Supernatural Autograph Signing
  • DC Nation Autograph Signing

 

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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