Over the weekend of November 1st – 3rd downtown Los Angeles will be taken over by one of the fastest growing conventions: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. For IDW’s first appearance at the show, the publisher is bringing along some very special guests and exclusives.
On Saturday November 2nd at 10:30 AM in room 308AB join Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, and IDW President Greg Goldstein as they set the stage for IDW’s upcoming 15th year anniversary. Bring some questions, and come prepared for a lively discussion in a unique town hall format. You just might walk away with a free book! With sneak peeks, and a few tricks up their sleeves, this will not be a panel to miss!
Be sure to stop by the IDW booth (712) to pick up the Comikaze exclusive variant of Mars Attacks/Judge Dredd #3 by John McCrea featuring Stan (The Man) Lee! Along with this special $10 variant, IDW will have a library’s worth of your favorite books to stock up on! And watch the IDW Facebook and Twitter feeds for special deals on books throughout the show!
Throughout the convention the IDW booth will also host a number of great signings:
Friday November 1st
3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
5:00 – 6:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
Saturday November 2nd
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:30 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch, and Special Guest Kevin Eastman (of TMNT fame!)
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
4:00 – 5:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
5:00 – 6:00 Amelia Cole & The Unknown World – D.J. Kirkbride
Sunday November 3rd
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
5:00 – 6:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
Stan Lee’s Comikaze is set to have its biggest year yet, and IDW is excited to be a part of it!
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; and Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
Mike Kunkel, Chris Moreno, Tony Fleecs, Scott Rogers, and Aaron Sowd sign at Collectors Paradise on Saturday September 14th from noon till 3pm!
Hero Initiative and Collector’s Paradise present Young Comic Reader Day at Collector’s Paradise San Fernando Valley store.
Joining Hero and the store will be the following creators (others interested please contact Collector’s Paradise):
- Mike Kunkel – Herobear & the Kid, Billy Batson & The Magic of Shazam
- Tony Fleecs – My Little Pony
- Chris Moreno – Toy Story
- Scott Rogers – BedBug
- Aaron Sowd – artist, Simpsons Ride @ Universal, Clone Wars, Hoodwinked
At the store, all artists will be doing FREE sketches to anyone who signs up for Hero Initiative’s Ralphs Club program. Hero Initiative is a fantastic charity that needs funds to operate, and the Ralphs Club program allows them to receive funds on an ongoing basis without any cost to yourself. A percentage of every purchase you make as a registered Hero Initiative Ralphs Club member will go directly to this great charity organization.
In addition to the creators, we’ll have:
- Spider-Man in costume – Everyone’s favorite costumed character, who is our frequent guest for Free Comic Book Day, has promised to swing by and take photos with the kids.
- Prizes for any kids who come to the event wearing comic book-related costumes.
- All kinds of snacks and beverages for the kids.
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
Granitecon 2013 is just over five weeks away! Join us September 28th and 29th at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire! To celebrate ten years of Granitecon we’re expanding to two days, moving to the larger Expo Center and assembling our largest guest list ever! Expect all sorts of fun events, signings and more!
Chris Giarrusso – Mini Marvels
Ben Templesmith – Ten Grand, 30 Days of Night
Ethan Van Sciver – Green Lantern, Batman
Arthur Suydam – Marvel Zombies
Katie Cook – My Little Pony
Art Baltazar – Tiny Titans
Ron Marz – Witchblade, Green Lantern
Mark Texiera – Ghost Rider
David Petersen – Mouse Guard
Dan Parent – Archie Comics
Craig Rousseau – The Perhapanauts
Plus Voice Actors Including:
Jess Harnell – Animaniacs, The Cleveland Show
Rob Paulsen – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs
Jim Cummings – Winnie the Pooh, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Grey Delisle – Avatar: The Last Airbender, Scooby-Doo, Fairly OddParents
See the full guest list and buy tickets at www.granitecon.com!
MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILM COMING TO BLU-RAY AND DVD AUGUST 6, 2013
Brand New Full-Length Feature by Hasbro Studios Introduces Whole New Dimension of My Little Pony
Los Angeles, CA – My Little Pony Equestria Girls, the full-length feature introducing an exciting dimension to the incredibly popular My Little Pony brand, is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in the US and Canada on August 6th from Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. The DVD, which includes outstanding bonus features, is priced at $16.99 SRP and the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo at $24.97 SRP. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com, Target.com
When Twilight Sparkle’s crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, she pursues the thief, Sunset Shimmer, into an alternate world where she finds herself turned into…a teenage girl! To regain her crown and return to Equestria, Twilight must learn how to fit into this strange, new world and defeat Sunset Shimmer in a competition to become crowned Princess of the Fall Formal at Canterlot High. Luckily, she will have the assistance of Spike and five teenage girls who remind her of a certain group of ponies back home.
For more information on My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, please visit www.mlpeg.com.
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/mylittlepony.
Through The Mirror Of Equestria Girls
Printable Movie Poster
Also available on DVD from Shout! Factory Kids:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Princess Twilight Sparkle
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Pinkie Pie Party
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Season One
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Season Two
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Royal Pony Wedding
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – The Friendship Express
My Little Pony – Twinkle Wish Adventure
About Hasbro Studios:
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 170 countries globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro’s brands, including TRANSFORMERS 4 (Paramount), STRETCH ARMSTRONG (Relativity Media) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro’s brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.
About Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
Elena “Yamino” Barbarich signs at Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday, July 6, from 5-7pm!
Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce that as part of our 10th/35th Anniversary Festivities , we will host Elena “Yamino” Barbarich for a signing event on Saturday, July 6, from 5-7pm! We commissioned Elena to create an exclusive cover for My Little Pony Micro-Series #5: Pinkie Pie, and she will be on hand to sign the comic! This is a single issue story which can be read by My Little Pony Fans regardless of whether they have picked up other comics in the series.
We’ll also have copies of Elena’s cover to Adventure Time #3!
Plus, we will also have lots of stock on hand of other issues of My Little Pony and Adventure Time, for those of you who want to catch up!
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Chris Schweizer, Tony Fleecs, Matt Frank, Chad Thomas, Evan Bryce, and Yehudi Mercado appear at Rogues Gallery on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm!
All-Ages Awesomeness 3 is Saturday, June 22nd! It’s our third annual all-ages events, featuring a whole bunch of creators who will sketch, sign and talk with kids about making comics!
Our guests this year are:
Tony Fleecs - Artist on My Little Pony: Rainbow Dash, plus lots more!
Matt Frank - Artist on Godzilla: Rulers of Earth and Transformers Spotlights, designer for Kaiju Combat and lots more!
Chris Schweizer - Creator of the Crogan Adventures series, covers for Adventure Time and lots of other cool projects!
Chad Thomas - Worked on Archie’s Megaman and has done covers for Kaboom!’s Adventure Time, plus lots more!
Evan Bryce – Wide variety of comics work, art teacher and some of the wildest, coolest color prints in the universe!
Yehudi Mercado – Creator of Buffalo Speedway and Pantalones, TX!, with a ton of cool prints featuring Adventure Time and lots more!
The event will run from 10 AM – 6 PM! Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! The coolest all-ages event all year!
1601 S IH-35 #360, Round Rock, TX 78664
Tony Fleecs and Amy Mebberson appear at Emerald Knights Comics on Sunday June 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm to sign the EKC exclusive My Little Pony #8 Variant Cover!
Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Artist AMY MEBBERSON appears at Flying Colors Comics for a special MY LITTLE PONY event on Saturday May 11 at noon.
Spread the word to MLP fans, Bronies and all lovers of deliciously animated art to be HERE Saturday May 11.
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
Neil Vokes, Dan Parent, Thom Zahler, Jamar Nicholas, and many more sign at Captain Blue Hen Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Neil Vokes Winner of the “Iron Man” Award for appearing all day at all of our Free Comic Book Day celebrations
Neil King of Smarty Pants Comics
Buz and Ken of Living Corpse
Ben Harvey comics artist
Kevin Bolk and Sarah Martinez Interrobang webcomics
FUBAR: Jeff McComsey and others
Dan Parent Archie Comics
Scott Roberts Patty Cake and Spongebob Squarepants Comics
Zenescope Entertainment Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha, Anthony Spay
Jamar Nicholas Fist Stick Knife Gun
AJ Janavel web strip Must Be This Tall
Thom Zahler Love and Capes and My Little Pony Micro-Series #1: Twilight Sparkle
BATMOBILE from 1966 TV show
Members of the 501st Legion
Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
IDW Publishing is pleased to announce a packed slate of panels, signings, and exclusive items being offered at this year’s WonderCon, being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from March 29-31. IDW can be found at Booth #709 all weekend long, selling books, giving out high fives, and trying not to disrupt surrounding booths with the blinding light of their awesomeness.
Signing Schedule – Booth #709
Friday March 29th
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla – Chris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 The Colonized, Zombies vs Robots, Kiss – Chris Ryall
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Heather Nuhfer, Tony Fleecs (Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive My Little Pony Comic!)
4:00 – 5:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
5:00 – 6:00 Adventures of Augusta Wind – J.M. DeMatteis
6:00 – 7:00 The Crow: Death and Rebirth – John Shirley
Saturday March 30th
11:00 – 12:00 The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom – Mark Waid
11:00 – 12:00 Artist’s Edition Meet & Greet! – Scott Dunbier & Guests
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Heather Nuhfer, Tony Fleecs (Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive My Little Pony Comic!)
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek: Countdown Into Darkness, Star Trek Ongoing – Mike Johnson
4:00 – 5:00 Transformers “Jam” Signing – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott, Chris Metzen, Flint Dille
5:00 – 6:00 G.I. JOE: Cobra Files – Mike Costa
Sunday March 31st
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
1:00 – 2:00 Transformers “Jam” Signing – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
2:00 – 3:00 Love and Capes – Thom Zahler
Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition: Limited, Signed & Numbered – $300.00
Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man: Limited, Signed & Numbered – $250.00 (Signed by Stan Lee, John Romita, Gerry Conway, and Roy Thomas!)
Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition: Limited – $125.00
MAD Artist’s Edition: Limited – $175.00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection, Vol. 4: Limited Edition – $50.00
My Little Pony #6 Convention Variant Cover – $10.00
Transformers Spotlight: Bumblebee: Convention Variant Cover – $5.00
Friday, March 29th
5:30–6:30 IDW: Spotlight on Artist’s Editions!
The IDW Artist’s Edition Panel this year will include several announcements of upcoming books, including one with a surprise guest star in attendance! Senior Editor Scott Dunbier will be on hand to talk about all things Artist’s Edition related and will have several cool prizes for lucky attendees–Hoo Hah! Room 208B
Saturday, March 30th
12:30-1:30 IDW: The Big Panel!
Join Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, along with a cavalcade of IDW creators, past, present and future…including Scott Dunbier, John Barber and Star Trek scribe Mike Johnson! Announcements, prizes, Q&A, semi-professional wrestling, and more! Room 208B
Sunday, March 31st
2:30-3:30 IDW: Behind the Hasbro Titles
Join Editor John Barber along with a veritable who’s who of creators on all your favorite Hasbro books! Mike Costa of G.I. JOE fame! Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli, and more from Transformers! Amy Mebberson and Heather Nuhfer from My Little Pony! Announcements and inside info you won’t believe! Room 208B
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.