Splash Page Comic Art has announced their plans for Comic Con International in San Diego!
Comic Con is this week and Splash Page will be set up at booths 4400-4408 at SDCC. This year we will host signings by Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Ken Kristensen, Sina Grace (Not My Bag, The L’il Depressed Boy) and Don Kramer.
Dave Gibbons’s schedule
Saturday from 3-4PM [He is NOT sketching]
We will have limited edition Watchmen S/N Prints and Proofs available for sale. Limit 2 items signed per person.
Sina Grace’s schedule
Friday 1-3PM & Sunday 11AM – 1PM.
We’ll have his Adventure Time San Diego Comic Con Variant Comic for sale for him to sign.
Don Kramer’s schedule
Friday 10AM – 12PM & Saturday 10AM – 12PM
Ken’s schedule will be announced as soon as we have it.
New art has been posted to the following galleries and will have them for sale at the San Diego Comic Con:
Charlie Adlard Gallery Added the interiors to Walking Dead Issue 112.
Cliff Chiang Gallery Added interior pages from Wonder Woman issues 20 & 21.
Sina Grace Gallery Will have covers from The Regular Show at SDCC.
Michael Lark Gallery Added interior pages to Lazarus Issue 1 AND I’ll have Issue 2 pages for sale at SDCC.
Ryan Ottley Gallery Added interior pages Invincible Issue 88 and 11 different Invincible Covers.
Goran Sudzuka Gallery Added interior pages to his new Image Comics book Ghosted Issue 1.
We will also have a limited number of the Splash Page Comic Art & Comic Asylum Retailer Variant Lazarus Issue 1 Comic shown on our website and the 2013 Michael Lark Signed & Numbered Sketchbook. We will be carrying some of the SDCC Diamond Comics Exclusives at our booth at Comic Con.
Stop by and say hi! Mark Hay
WHO ARE THOSE CAPED DEMON-HUNTERS?
SUPERNATURAL’S JARED PADALECKI AND JENSEN ACKLES GET IN TOUCH WITH THEIR INNER SUPER HEROES IN PREPARATION FOR COMIC-CON 2013 WITH THE SIGNATURE WARNER BROS. CAPED BACKPACK
BURBANK, Calif. (July 17, 2013) — Men in … Capes? In preparation for Comic-Con 2013, Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles got in touch with the super hero within by modeling Warner Bros. signature caped Comic-Con backpacks. With production on the ninth season of the hit series just beginning and an appearance at 2013 Comic-Con International: San Diego this Sunday, series stars Padalecki and Ackles took a moment to show off the Supernatural bag and more importantly, to road-test its fashion cape accessory!
- To get a closer look at the Supernatural bag as well as images of all the Warner Bros. TV series Comic-Con bags, click here: http://bit.ly/12H1gXG
- Supernatural returns to Hall H at Comic Con on Sunday, July 21, from 10:00–11:00 AM with a special video presentation as well as a cast/producer Q&A. Recurring guest star Mark A. Sheppard joins series stars Padalecki, Ackles and Misha Collins alongside executive producers Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer. Additionally, the cast and executive producers will be signing for fans at the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) afterward at 12:45–1:30 PM.
- Supernatural returns for its ninth season on October 15, 2013, airing on a new day this fall: Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.
Keep checking back for more setup images as the day leads into Preview Night! Also, if you are on Flipboard, don’t forget to check out our SDCC mag there as well: http://flip.it/5IXc9
CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS REVEALS EXCLUSIVE ITEMS AND TALENT SIGNINGS AT COMIC-CON© INTERNATIONAL 2013
Unique Promotional Products From Star Trek, NCIS, Dexter® and The Twilight Zone Will Be Available at Premier Pop Culture Convention
NEW YORK, NY – July 16, 2013– CBS Consumer Products arrives at Comic-Con© International: San Diego 2013 armed with an array of unique and exclusive products based on popular television franchises, including Star Trek, NCIS, Dexter and The Twilight Zone.
Star Trek fans will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind products to choose from including the debut of cards featuring four of the Klingon Houses. The cards will be available at Star Trek licensee booths throughout the show with an exclusive mini poster available at the CBS Interactive booth (#4245). Locations and times of the card giveaways will be revealed via Twitter (@StarTrek) and fans can also purchase larger prints and other products featuring the Klingon designs at the StarTrek.com Shop (http://shop.startrek.com/).
A list of the top exclusives, signings and promotional items follows:
Anovos (Booth #4149)
Anovos will have a wide selection of high-end authentic reproductions of Star Trek costumes available for purchase. Star Trek: The Original Series Seasons 1 and 3 pants ($150 each), pants from the 2009 Star Trek film ($150), and Star Trek Into Darkness Khan undershirts ($85) will see limited release as Comic-Con exclusives. Fans can pick up Star Trek The Original Series Kirk, Spock and Scotty duty uniform tunics ($199), Star Trek: The Next Generation Picard and Data ties ($40), and a Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 Captain’s casual uniform wrap ($650, orders being taken at Comic-Con for its first run). A prototype of a Star Trek Into Darkness Khan Jacket will also be on display.
Bif Bang Pow! (Booth #2343)
Bif Bang Pow! is launching a number of exciting items at Comic-Con. Among the special offerings is a Star Trek: The Next Generation Wesley Crusher Build-a-Bridge Deluxe Bobble Head 1 of 8; the first in the “Build-a-Bridge” series to form a mini-replica of the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D;. and the Star Trek: The Original Series Fine Art Coasters Set of 40, Series 1 , accompanied by a signing with artist Juan Ortiz on Sunday July 21st from 2 PM – 3 PM (subject to change). In addition, a Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who limited edition tin tote set that includes an exclusive version of the Doctor Who TARDIS Monitor Mate, and a Star Trek: The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Monitor Mate (shipped later via online registration) will be available, along with signings from Star Trek/Doctor Who Assimilation 2 illustrator and writers J.K. Woodward, Scott Tipton and David Tipton on Saturday July 20th from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (subject to change). Likewise, collectors can pick up a one-of-a-kind Star Trek / The Twilight Zone “The Captain and The Passenger Monitor Mates” – Convention Exclusive set that includes two 4-inch scale Monitor Mate miniature bobble heads of William Shatner as seen in two of his most revered roles. Sneak peeks of Big Bang Pow! concepts for co-branded Star Trek: The Original Series /The Big Bang Theory action figures will be shown to fans and avid collectors.
Chronicle Books (Booth #1506)
Chronicle Books will be selling its new book, How to Speak Klingon: Essential Phrases for the Intergalactic Traveler.
Cubify (Booth #5337)
Cubify will have an on-site scanning station for fans to order their own personalized 3-D printed Star Trek figurines.
Diamond Select (Booth #2607)
Diamond Select Toys will offer a ‘fully cloaked’ Klingon Bird-of-Prey, a variation on its most recent electronic starship, as its Comic-Con© exclusive this year. The cloaked Bird-of-Prey is seen in numerous Star Trek films as well as The Next Generation television series. This collectible is cast entirely in transparent plastic and has had all of its electronics removed, rendering it somewhat invisible. It measures 12 inches long with a 19-inch wingspan, comes with a transparent display base as well as translucent landing gear, so you can land it in the public park of your choice. The ship is limited to only 200 pieces, and will only be available at the Diamond Select Toys booth in a window box for the price of $60.
DK Publishing (Booth #2913-G)
DK Publishing will be showcasing Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary.
Funko (Booth #5343)
Funko will be exclusively offering for sale a co-branded Star Trek/The Big Bang Theory Pop! Figure that looks as if it’s “beaming up.”
Hallmark (Booth #2913-H)
As a Comic-Con exclusive, Hallmark will be offering a battle-scarred variant of its U.S.S. Kelvin™ keepsake ornament as featured in the 2009 Star Trek movie. Additional ornaments being offered for sale include the U.S.S. Kelvin with lights and regular paint, “Arena” episode motif featuring the fight scene between Kirk and the Gorn with sound, and “Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott” (fourth in the Star Trek legends series). Deep Roy, Keenser in the new Star Trek films, will make daily afternoon appearances in the booth to sign autographed pictures for purchase. Hallmark will also be offering sneak peeks of its 2014 ornament line.
HASBRO (Booth #3213)
Fans can see the KRE-O STAR TREK U.S.S. VENGEANCE building set from Star Trek Into Darkness for the first time in person in the Hasbro booth.
Her Universe (Booth #2913-F)
Her Universe will be premiering the Spock V-neck T-shirt, designed with a deep V, and the iconic Star Trek insignia, highlighted with gold foil.
IDW Publishing (Booth #2643)
IDW will host multiple creator signings, including Mike Johnson, Scott Tipton & David Tipton, and J.K. Woodward. Large Booth Graphics for the Star Trek Ongoing Series, the Stardate Collection Vol. 1, and the Khan mini-series will be available for purchase, and the booth will be carrying a full line of both regular and limited-edition Star Trek comics and graphic novels. Fans looking for even more Star Trek should attend the IDW panel, which will prominently feature the iconic franchise.
Light Speed Fine Art (Booth #3745)
Light Speed Fine Art will be hosting a signing with a number of Star Trek: The Next Generation actors, including Brent Spiner (Lieutenant Commander Data), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Commander Worf) and Marina Sirtis (Commander Deanna Troi).
Moebius (Booth #5349)
Moebius will be showing a concept for its high-end, Star Trek: The Original Series 12-inch Kirk action figure.
NECA (Booth #3145)
NECA will show the Star Trek: Attack Wing miniatures game, which will be available for purchase in August.
QMx (Booth #3249)
QMx will be debuting the Vengeance Artisan Replica from Star Trek Into Darkness and the Enterprise NX-01 Artisan Replica from Star Trek: Enterprise. Comic-Con will be the first time fans can purchase the Spock, Kirk and Uhura Q-Pop figures, the 2013 Starfleet Academy Class ring replica, the plush Enterprise and Tribble collectibles. Exclusively for Comic-Con, the “Mirror Universe” Spock Q-Pop will be available for purchase. Finally, visitors will be able to see the phaser replica that’s included in an Amazon.com bundle for the Star Trek: Into Darkness Blu-ray.
ThinkGeek (Booth #5541)
ThinkGeek will be selling its latest Star Trek item – an inflatable U.S.S. Enterprise.
WeLoveFine (Booth #5647)
Mighty Fine will offer a limited number of exclusive Star Trek “Comic-KHAAAAN! 2013″ T-Shirts. Artist Juan Ortiz will be signing at the WeLoveFine Pop-Up Shop at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp (401 K Street) on Sunday July 21 at 10:30 am.
Mimoco (Booths #2913-M and 5338)
Mimoco will have the SDCC ’13 limited edition Star Trek Into Darkness Klingon Captain MIMOBOT USB flash drive (edition of 1000) alongside Star Trek: The Original Series’ Captain Kirk, Spock, Sulu and and Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Picard and Data. The USB flash drives will be available in sizes from 8GB up to 64GB.
Rubies (Booth #3649)
Rubies will be selling Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty and Uhura costumes along with Spock ears and wigs, and a phaser weapon.
Square Enix (Booth #3829)
Square Enix will be showing sculpts of their high-end collectible Star Trek Into Darkness 10” Captain Kirk and Spock Play Arts KAI action figures.
Titan Entertainment (Booth #5537)
Titan will host a signing with artist Juan Ortiz to celebrate the release of his book Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz on Sunday, July 21 from 12 -1 pm at AA05, and they will also preview the new Khan bust amongst others and have a limited number of Picard and Kirk busts on sale.
ANOVOS (Booth #3635)
Anovos Booth #2 will feature a Dexter ‘kill table’ with props provided by the show. Have your picture taken as one of Dexter’s victims for a unique experience. Fans can also purchase a Dexter “thumbdrive” ($20). Check Booth for hours of operation.
Entertainment Earth (Booth #2343)
To commemorate the “Final Season” of Dexter, Bif Bang Pow! designed two convention exclusives, Dexter 3 3/4-inch Action Figure in Tin Tote with Blood Slide Box and a Dexter Blood Spatter Analyst Bobble Head. The air-conditioner-themed tin tote features a Dexter 3 3/4-inch Action Figure sporting his camera, ID badge, and a little extra blood, six blood slides as well as a wooden blood slide box replica to store them in. Additionally, a bonus talking key chain with five authentic Dexter phrases is included. The 7-inch resin bobble head resembles the favorite blood-spatter expert / serial killer on the job in his pink shirt holding a blood slide and slide box. Also, fans can enjoy signings from a few cast members of Dexter Thursday July 18th – David Zayas and Aimee Garcia 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (subject to change), Jennifer Carpenter 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (subject to change), and Yvonne Strahovski 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM (subject to change).
Bif Bang Pow (Booth #2343)
Bif Bang Pow! produced NCIS’ irreverent young Goth-girl lab tech Abby Sciuto in a captivating 4 1/2-inch tall resin Monitor Mate bobble head convention exclusive in the image of actress Pauley Perrette… that sits on top of your computer monitor.
Hallmark (Booth #2913-H)
Hallmark will be selling a Happy Days ornament with sound and a lighted string.
MORK & MINDY
Hallmark (Booth #2913-H)
Hallmark will be commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Mork & Mindy with a keepsake ornament.
THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Bif Bang Pow (Booth #2343)
From the intriguing The Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last,” Bif Bang Pow! designed a marvelous replica convention exclusive that includes a stack of Henry Bemis’ precious books and his signature glasses with black frames and thick, clear lenses. Moreover, collectors can get a one-of-a-kind Star Trek/The Twilight Zone “The Captain and The Passenger” Monitor Mates – Convention Exclusive set that includes two Monitor Mate miniature bobble heads of William Shatner as seen in two of his most revered roles, airline passenger Bob Wilson and U.S.S. Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk.
SCIENCE + ART + POP CULTURE = #BIGBANGTHEORY
THE BIG BANG THEORY ARTIST SERIES DEBUTS AT COMIC-CON®, FEATURING ORIGINAL WORKS INSPIRED BY THE SHOW AND CREATED BY SELECT ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Seven Original Pieces to Be Exhibited at the Warner Bros. Booth; Limited-Edition Litho Prints Available for Purchase Through Huckleberry
Additional Pieces and Artwork to Be Revealed Throughout the Year, with More Exhibitions Featuring All Artists in the Series to Follow
Merchandise Based on the Artist Series and Future Prints Will Be Available at Select Events and Retailers
BURBANK, Calif. (July 16, 2013) — Comic-Con fan favorite The Big Bang Theory (Thursdays 8/7c CBS) returns to San Diego in 2013, and this year, TV’s #1 comedy makes its appearance at the Con not only in a Friday panel session — but also in fine art form. Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have launched The Big Bang Theory Artist Series, an exclusive collaboration with a select group of leading and emerging artists to celebrate TV’s #1 comedy and its oft-imitated geek-chic aesthetic with a series of original artworks that will debut at Comic-Con.
Seven original pieces from The Big Bang Theory Artist Series will be exhibited in a gallery space within the Warner Bros. booth, and limited-edition litho prints of two of the selections will be available for sale at the Huckleberry booth. Exhibitions of additional pieces and artwork from the Artist Series, as well as future prints and additional merchandise based upon the series, will follow in upcoming months.
- The Studio invited artists from the U.S. and around the globe to collaborate on The Big Bang Theory Artist Series and to express their visual interpretation of the smash series, its characters and its themes. Artists from Korea, Mexico, the UK, Italy, Germany, the U.S. and more have contributed original works in a variety of mediums and styles — ranging from street art to fine art and from digital to illustration — all inspired by The Big Bang Theory.
- Fans can see the first installment of the Artist Series, with seven original pieces on display at the Warner Bros. booth, #4545 on the convention floor.
- 250 limited-edition offset lithographic prints of the creations by Martin Hsu (“Big Bang Cats”) and Jerrod Maruyama (“Little Big Bang Theory”) can be purchased for $45 per print at the Huckleberry booth, #3449 on the convention floor. Additionally, artists Hsu and Maruyama will be on hand to sign their prints on Friday, July 19, at the Huckleberry booth (time TBD).
- Throughout the next year, WBTVG and WBCP will reveal additional participating artists, unveil new pieces and artwork, and announce upcoming gallery exhibitions featuring all artists in the series. Original merchandise based upon the Artist Series and future lithographic prints will be available at select events and retailers.
- Continue to visit www.thewb.com and www.facebook.com/theWB for information about merchandise and artist updates. For information about future print sales, please visit www.chara-covers.com.
Details on the seven original pieces from The Big Bang Theory Artist Series on display at the Warner Bros. booth are as follows:
- “Big Bang Cats” by Martin Hsu. San Francisco artist Martin Hsu found inspiration in the peculiar feline characteristics of cat breeds when looking for a perfect match for the eccentric Big Bang characters.
- “Little Big Bang Theory” by Jerrod Maruyama. Specializing in character concept and design, freelance illustrator Jerrod Maruyama looks for the “cute” in everything and found a natural fit with these adorable cartoon characters in an almost toylike, kawaii homage.
- “Zero2Hero” by Dez Einswell. As part of his signature style, Dez Einswell draws out the iconic nature of each character, blending both super hero and fanboy imagery.
- “Doctor Cooper” by Nan Lawson. Self-taught Silverlake illustrator Nan Lawson found inspiration in Sheldon Cooper’s charming and humorous perspective of how the world works.
- “Friendship Formula” by David Zajdman X Munky King. Using Munky King’s Omi (designer toy) aesthetic, Zajdman presents his own variable on Sheldon Cooper’s “Friendship Algorithm.”
- “In the Beginning There Was Nothing Which Exploded” by Richard J. Oliver. Welsh artist Richard Oliver creates a visual representation of theBig Bang characters in the old comic book style fused with that of more contemporary graphic novels.
- “The Big Bang” by Sakiroo Choi. Internationally prominent Korean illustrator and artist Sakiroo Choi was inspired by Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking research, as well as scientific themes found in The Big Bang Theory. This piece expresses the idea that the singular Dr. Sheldon Cooper — similar to a black hole — is unaffected by the gravitational pull of everything that surrounds him.
About The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro and Bill Prady serve as executive producers of the series, which was created by Lorre & Prady. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS, and the seventh season premieres on September 26.
Founded in 2006, Huckleberry dedicated itself to designing well-made, imaginative products to foster fun, creative play for kids of all ages.
Marvel Entertainment has released their panel and booth signing schedule for Comic Con International in San Diego. Highlights include Stan Lee, director Joss Whedon, Hayley Atwell, the cast and crew of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Agent Coulson himself, Clark Gregg! Plus many writers and artists from the House of Ideas such as Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Quesada, John Romita Jr, Sara Pichelli, Mark Brooks, Jeph Loeb, and more!
WARNER BROS. TAKES THE TITANS OUT OF THE BOX
STUDIO POPS UP A FREE, FUN FAMILY-FRIENDLY “LAWN CON” DESTINATION FOR COMIC-CON® 2013, COMPLETE WITH LIVE DJS AND PICNIC-STYLE SEATING
Pose with Gigantic Blowups of Teen Titans Go!’s Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven, Robin and Starfire; Explore Life-Size LEGO® Model of The Hobbit Trilogy’s Bag End and Characters; Check Out Life-Size LEGO® Models of DC Comics’ Batman, Robin and The Joker; and Hitch a Ride with the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo
BURBANK, Calif. (July 16, 2013) — Warner Bros. Entertainment takes over the grounds at San Diego’s Bayfront Park throughout Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 to prove the pop culture convention isn’t just for big kids — there’s tons of family fun to be had (for free!) with wee ones, too. Popping up a colorful assortment of characters and replicas from Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Pictures, the free and fun “Lawn Con” — located just steps from the convention floor, between the San Diego Convention Center and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel — will be open to the public from Thursday, July 18–Sunday, July 21, and will boast some of the biggest Titans at SDCC … literally.
- Fans can see how they measure up next to gigantic blown-up versions of Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven, Robin and Starfire — ranging from 17–30 feet tall! — from the hit Warner Bros. Animation series Teen Titans Go! (Tuesday nights at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network).
- As seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, fans can visit a life-size LEGO® model of Bag End, Bilbo Baggins’ underground home, complete with characters Gandalf, Dwalin and Bilbo, himself, among others. To see the making of these life-size builds, click here:|
[The Hobbit Trilogy is a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).]
- DC Comics fans won’t want to miss the chance to stand side-by-side life-size LEGO® models of the Dynamic Duo — Batman and Robin — as well as Super-Villain, The Joker, on display.
- Scooby-Doo and the Gang wouldn’t be able to solve half as many mysteries without the reliable Mystery Machine to transport them from town to town … and it’ll be parked on the lawn for all to see!
- Also on the lawn is a family picnic area with bench seating, providing the perfect spot to kick back and grab a snack, day or evening (with lighting for night).
- Plus, groove to the sounds of a live DJ, sponsored by Eventmaker! Different DJs will be performing Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fans and their families can visit the “Lawn Con” displays each day throughout Comic-Con in Bayfront Park’s grassy expanse behind the convention center.
For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please visit www.thewb.com/comiccon and follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC). For official information about Comic-Con 2013, visit www.comic-con.org and follow Comic-Con on Twitter @Comic_Con.
Indican Pictures Presents Exclusive Comic-Con Appearances by Martin Kove (Karate Kid) and Lee Meriwether (Catwoman)
Meet Your Favorite Celebrities
LOS ANGELES–(Marketwired – July 12, 2013) – Indican Pictures announces the exclusive Comic-Con debut of the hilarious new comedy, ‘Silent But Deadly,’ starring a Golden Globe and Emmy Nominated cast. “Who wouldn’t pick up a film starring Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island and the original Catwoman? And if that wasn’t enough, perhaps I could learn from Martin Kove how to ‘sweep the leg’ with ‘no mercy,’” stated Randolph Kret, VP of Indican Pictures.
This hysterical story takes place in a wacky retirement home antagonized by a demented kitty-masked murderer, picking off the residents one by one. Filled with ridiculous comedic moments as the elderly bicker about who wants them gone, ‘Silent But Deadly’ keeps you on your toes…or walker. But the murderer gets more than he or she bargains for when the old farts let it rip.
The star-studded cast includes Dawn Wells, John Tartaglia, Lee Meriwether, Rip Taylor, Bruce Vilanch, Kiersten Warren, Jacqui Holland, with Martin Kove, and David Proval. Indican Pictures will be at Comic-con (Booth 4046) with members of the cast on Saturday, July 20th, from 12 noon to 5 pm.
HGTV AND SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER TO CREATE AN EXCLUSIVE “ENDER’S GAME” FAN EXPERIENCE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2013
New York [July 16, 2013] – HGTV is partnering with Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE(R) company, to create an “Ender’s Game” exclusive fan experience exhibit as part of the studio’s highly anticipated film promotion for Comic-Con 2013 International in San Diego, Calif. Inside the “Ender’s Game” activation, located outside the Hilton Gaslamp district, HGTV showcases its “Journey Begins at Home” space – an interpretation of the Wiggins home living room – among eight elaborate, specially constructed, unique rooms that represent the most iconic environments of Ender’s world, complete with original film props and set pieces used in the movie.
“Comic-Con is the consumer entertainment event of the year and provides the perfect opportunity for HGTV to reach new audiences who are not only passionate about entertainment, but also about their home,” said Shannon Jamieson Driver, HGTV’s vice president of marketing & media strategies. “Event goers who experience our ‘Journey Begins at Home’ space might be surprised by our organic presence at the conference and that makes us stand out in an unexpected way.”
During the four-day event that runs July 18-21, “Ender’s Game” visitors can see exclusive film footage on LED screens, interact with new digital content, integrate photos of themselves into the highly anticipated Battle Room and enter the sweepstakes for the chance to win $10,000 courtesy of HGTV for their own “out of this world” home makeover.As the “Journey Begins At Home” in “Ender’s Game,” HGTV’s space showcases a sneak peek at a home of the future.
Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, ENDER’S GAME is an epic adventure directed by Gavin Hood starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. In preparation for the next attack, the humans begin training only the best students to find their future leader. Ender Wiggin, a shy but strategically brilliant young man is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters the training, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. He is soon ordained as the military’s next great hope and is charged to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race. Summit Entertainment will release the film domestically November 1, 2013.
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to www.hgtvhome.com. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).
ABOUT SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT
Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE(R) company, is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The company handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product.
Read more athttp://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2013/07/16/hgtv-and-summit-entertainment-partner-to-create-an-exclusive-enders-game-fan-experience-at-comic-con-international-2013-92205/20130716hgtv01/#YjBApEhUp1eDDIZl.99
Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, sequel to the popular animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, hits Comic Con International in San Diego once again this year to promote the forthcoming second season as well the newly-released soundtrack and comic books from Dark Horse! Fansite Avatar Spirit.net has consolidated all the official events into one handy list:
THE LEGEND OF KORRA PANEL
Friday, July 19th
11.15am – 12.15pm (PT)
Executive producer and creator team Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) discuss what’s in store for the highly anticipated Book 2: Spirits. The mind-bending panel will be full of never-before-seen artwork and the ultimate of sneak peeks. You’ll also get to hear from your favorite characters, as talented voice actors Janet Varney (voice of Korra), David Faustino (voice of Mako), and P. J. Byrne (voice of Bolin) share their experiences working on the series. Moderated by Bryan Konietzko.
**BREAKING NEWS** The entire first episode of Legend of Korra Book 2: Spirits will screen during the panel!
THE LEGEND OF KORRA SIGNING SESSION
Friday, July 19th
12.45pm to 2.15pm (PT)
Nickelodeon booth (Booth #4113)
Panelists from The Legend of Korra panel will be present to sign autographs. You will also receive this this cool poster! (see above)
AVATAR LEGACY FAN PANEL
Saturday, July 20th
11am – 12pm (PT)
For over 6 years, the organizers of this fan panel have been bringing together both fans and professionals. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year’s panel will include Fan Artist Alisa Christopher, Martial Arts Coordinator Sifu Kisu, Illustration Team Gurihiru, Writer Gene Luen Yang, Voice Actor Dante Basco and maybe a few surprise guests. There will be a cosplay contest to showcase the fandom’s talented “fabric benders”. In addition to the cosplay contest, there is also a haiku contest and you can read the details over here.
DARK HORSE SIGNING SESSION *ticketed event*
Saturday, July 20th
1pm – 2pm (PT)
Dark Horse booth (Booth #2615)
Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki-Hyun Ryu, Gene Luen Yang, Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano from Gurihiru Studio will be present for this signing. Please take note that this is an ticketed event. Tickets are available the day before and on the day of the signing at the Dark Horse booth. Please take note that Dark Horse discourages lining up early for the signing. As long as you have the ticket, just show up on time for the scheduled signing and you will have those awesome coveted signatures.
JEREMY ZUCKERMAN SIGNING SESSION
Saturday, July 20th
3pm – 4pm (PT)
Nickelodeon booth (Booth #4113)
Jeremy Zuckerman will be hosting an exclusive signing at the Nickelodeon booth. Maybe you can bring the newly released Korra Book One soundtrack for this signing.
**UPDATE** NICK Booth Fans can pick up tickets for The Legend of Korra Signing and the TMNT Signing starting at 10am on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19.There will be 125 tickets available each day per signing There will be a total of 250 tickets available for each signing Tickets are given on a first come, first serve basis Fans have to line up for tickets for each signing separately The Tickets are only for the KORRA Signing that is on the day of the panel, they are not doing a ticketing system for the Korra Soundtrack signing on Saturday.