IDW Returns To WonderCon 2017 with Cast Appearances, Must-Have Exclusives & More

Press Release:

IDW and WonderCon head to Anaheim, CA this weekend for the fan-favorite 3-day convention! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31st to April 2nd IDW will be set up all weekend long at booth #1109. In addition to big signings and essential panels throughout the weekend, IDW will also be hosting Traveling Stories at their booth, a San Diego-based nonprofit committed to spreading literacy through community engagement.

Be sure to stop by the IDW booth for all of your Convention Exclusive needs, as we’ll be stocked up on all of the must-have variant editions only available at the booth:

  • Batman/TMNT Adventures #5 Kevin Eastman B&W Variant – $10 each
  • Ghostbusters 101 #1 Con Exclusive Photo Variant – $10 each
  • Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Movie Adaptation Tom Scioli Variant – $10 each
  • Wynonna Earp “Deluxe Pack” of comics – $25 each
  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition Variant cover edition, signed & numbered by Joe Sinnott – $150 each
  • Ditko Unleashed special edition with slipcase and additional book (Ditko Index) – $120 each

Throughout the weekend come by for incredible signings featuring amazing talent including cast members from the smash-hit show Wynonna Earp, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator and guest of the show, Kevin Eastman!

Friday March 31st

1:00 – 2:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Chris Ryall, Nyambi Nyambi
2:00 – 3:00 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Arvind Ethan David, Chris Ryall
3:00 – 4:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles UniverseChris Mowry
3:30 – 4:30 InsufferableMark Waid
4:00 – 5:00 The Biggest Bang D.J. Kirkbride
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
5:00 – 6:00 M.A.S.K. Brandon Easton
6:00 – 7:00 G.I. Joe Aubrey Sitterson
6:00 – 7:00 Star TrekScott Tipton

Saturday April 1st

10:00 – 11:00 Back To The FutureJohn Barber
10:00 – 11:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
11:00 – 12:00 Love is Love HOUR ONE Daniel Beals, Elsa CharretierChristos Gage, Sterling Gates, Marc Guggenheim
12: 00 – 1:00 Love is Love HOUR TWOAmanda Deibert, Cat StaggsJames Tynion IV, Joshua Yehl
1:00 – 3:00 Wynonna EarpKate Drummond, Tim Rozon, Alexandra Zarowny
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott
3:00 – 4:00 ROM Christos Gage, Chris Ryall
4:00 – 5:00 The X-Files: Deviations Amy Chu, Cat Staggs
5:00 – 7:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman, Tom WaltzBobby Curnow (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)

Sunday April 2nd

10:00 – 11:00 God Is Disappointed In YouMark Russell
11:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe – Chris Mowry
12:00 – 2:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom WaltzBobby Curnow (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00 Powerpuff Girls Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman
3:00 – 4:00 Love is Love Marc Andreyko, Cecil Castellucci, Sina GraceNyambi Nyambi

And join us throughout the weekend at these panels!

FIND YOUR HERO with IDW PUBLISHING’s WonderCon panel! 
Friday, 3/31/17, 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 213
On the lookout for your new favorite comic? Want to hear what’s next from the company that publishes everything from Transformers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek to Back to the Future? Then don’t miss this panel, where Chris Ryall, David Hedgecock, Sarah Gaydos, Aubrey Sitterson, Scott Tipton and some VERY special guests make you an insider.

IDW Entertainment Presents: Spotlight On Wynonna Earp
Saturday, 4/1/17, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 208
The breakout hit of 2016 returns to WonderCon! Join the cast and crew of the show that Variety named one of 2016’s Best New Shows as they reveal what’s in store for season two!

IDW Portfolio Review
Saturday, 4/1/17, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 206
An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: A Shell of a Good Time Panel Bonanza
Saturday, 4/1/17, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 213
The current TMNT brain trust of Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Bobby Curnow discuss the Turtles’ past, present and the threat from Dimension X looming in their future! Also announcing new creators and TMNT projects for 2017 and beyond!

IDW’s Archival Artbooks Panel
Saturday, 4/1/17, 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m., Room: 208
IDW has been blazing the way in Archival collections, from Artist’s Editions to the Marvel Artist’s Select books and beyond! Join IDW’s Greg Goldstein, Chris Ryall, and Scott Dunbier, and more special guests to discuss what’s come so far and, most importantly, what’s coming next!

IDW’s Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics Panel
Sunday, 4/2/17, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 213
IDW is the home for the best comics for fans of all ages, from My Little Pony to Skylanders to Disney and the Ninja Turtles. Not only will there be free comics for kids but also fun, and insightful details on all of the many kids comics, courtesy of editors extraordinaire Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow! And don’t forget kids, come with questions for the panel on how to make your VERY OWN COMICS!

CA – Star Wars Artist Edition Signing

Howard Chaykin appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday, April 7th.

With a career that spans over 40 years, Chaykin has worked on some of the most beloved characters in comics, such as “Batman” and “The Avengers”, and has created some of the most well respected original material, like “American Flagg” and “Black Kiss”. However, nothing in pop culture will ever be as big as “Star Wars” and Chaykin was the first artist to work on the comics. We couldn’t be more excited to have him back here at the Gallery.

Howard will be signing from 6-8. We’ll have plenty of IDW Publishing’s “Star Wars” Artifact Editions on hand for sale as well as “Star Wars” Micro Fun-Packs for you to get signed. Outside items are allowed but please keep them limited to five.

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

CA – Crossover: Back to the Future

Bob Gale (co-creator of Back to the Future), John Barber (co-comic writer), Dr. Lisa Will (associate professor for physics and astronomy at the San Diego City College and the Fleet’s resident astronomer), and Daniel Klein (graduate student in physics at UCSD) speak about time travel at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM.

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

OH – Star Trek: Deviations Signing

Colorist Jason Lewis appears at Asylum Comics on Wednesday, March 15 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM to sign STAR TREK: DEVIATIONS.

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Asylum Comics
212 Third Street Ste A, Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 373-9710

CA – Transformers: Autocracy Signing

Chris Metzen, Flint Dille, and Livio Ramondelli sign on Sunday, March 11th at 1:00 PM at Meltdown Comics!

About Book: Before Optimus became a Prime he fought for order. Before Megatron became a conqueror he fought for freedom. In the early days of the war on Cybertron, two leaders–one Autobot, the other Decepticon–start down their own paths towards destiny. Collects the Autocracy, Monstrosity, and Primacy series into an oversized hardcover collection.

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

FL – Love is Love Signing

Cartoonist David Sexton appears at Books & Books to sign LOVE IS LOVE on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

As a response to the tragic summer shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL, IDW PUBLISHING collaborated with writers, artists and creators from across the world to build LOVE IS LOVE, an anthology of stories celebrating love in all its forms. With support from DC ENTERTAINMENT and some of the greatest talents in entertainment, the anthology presents tales of no more than 1 to 2 pages each, spread across a 144-page oversized love-letter to the LGBTQ community honoring the victims, survivors and families of the tragedy. All materials have been donated, with all proceeds from sales of the comic going to EQUALITY FLORIDA, a 501(c)4 organization dedicated to securing justice and equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Books & Books
927 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139

NY – Love is Love Signing

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Tee Franklin, Chris Miskiewicz, Jeffrey Burandt, Isaac Goodhart, and more sign at Escape Pod Comics on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM to sign Love is Love. It is a celebration of equality and remembrance, just like the artwork and stories in this important anthology book the proceeds of which benefit Equality Florida.

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Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 923-1044

CA – Love is Love Release Party

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Marc Andreyko and fellow contributors appear on the evening of Wednesday, the fourth of January, at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of Love is Love. It is a celebration of equality and remembrance, just like the artwork and stories in this important anthology book.

Mingle with professionals, share stories, have a drink and get some autographs on the book and special event print, limited to 100 only. All proceeds from the book go to the non-profit Equality Florida to benefit the survivors, victims and families affected by the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.

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

NH – Locke & Key: Small World Signing

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Writer Joe Hill appears at Stairway to Heaven Comics to sign advance copies of Locke & Key: Small World on Wednesday, December 21st from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

Joe Hill is an American author and comic book writer. He has published four novels—Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2 and The Fireman—and a collection of short stories titled 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the author of the comic book series Locke & Key, The Cape, WR4ITH, and Road Rage.

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Stairway to Heaven Comics
121 Water Street 2W, Exeter, New Hampshire 03833
(603) 580-4682

CA – Onyx Signing

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Artist Gabriel Rodriguez, writer/editor Chris Ryall, and *JUST ADDED* colorist Jay Fotos appear at Yesteryear Comics from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday January 7th 2017 to sign copies of ONYX, LOCKE & KEY, and ROM from IDW Publishing.

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Yesteryear Comics
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite D2, San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 279-6121

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