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 Universe – Chris Mowry
3:30 – 4:30 Insufferable – Mark 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 Trek – Scott Tipton
Saturday April 1st
10:00 – 11:00 Back To The Future – John Barber
10:00 – 11:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
11:00 – 12:00 Love is Love HOUR ONE – Daniel Beals, Elsa Charretier, Christos Gage, Sterling Gates, Marc Guggenheim
12: 00 – 1:00 Love is Love HOUR TWO – Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs, James Tynion IV, Joshua Yehl
1:00 – 3:00 Wynonna Earp – Kate 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 Waltz, Bobby Curnow (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
Sunday April 2nd
10:00 – 11:00 God Is Disappointed In You – Mark Russell
11:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe – Chris Mowry
12:00 – 2:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby 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 Grace, Nyambi 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!
Super Megafest is New England’s Super-Fun Comic & Celebrity Pop Culture Fanfest celebrating Comics, TV, Movie, Sci-Fi, Wrestling and Rock & Roll!
We feature incredible celebrity autograph signings and photo ops with guests! Scheduled celebrity Q & A Sessions and photo ops will be held throughout the weekend. Guests include Wil Wheaton, Laura Vandervoort, Barbara Eden, C. Thomas Howell, Sam Jones, Kristy McNichol, Loni Anderson, Cerina Vincent, Barry Williams, Chris Kirkpatrick, Sgt. Slaughter, and more!
X-Men and other Marvel and DC writers and artists will give panel discussions and mingle with celebrities and costumed fans. Guests include Chris Claremont, Mike Grell, Bob Hall, Jose Delbo, Bob Wiacek, Jim Lawson, Dennis Calero, and more.
The Super Megafest presents the best exhibitors on the East Coast with one of the largest selections of comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find!
Other attractions include an amazing Costume Contest (including a children’s category), stunning Movie Cars, mischievous Pirates and much more! After hours, enjoy a multitude of shadowcast movie performances and parties, including the COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST and CosCLUB Dance Party, ensuring the event has something for all ages.
Fore more information and ticket information please go to the website: www.supermegafest.com
Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752
Get ready for NC Comicon: Oak City with a special one-time-only double feature of NC COMICON: THE MOVIE & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990)! Hosted by the cinephiles at the Cary Theater, it’s your only chance to experience the story of four helpless creatures who grow up to be pizza-slinging karate masters – and then watch a movie about turtles! All for only $8! Tickets available at the link…
Plus! Grab some free comics and enter to win FREE tickets to NC Comicon: Oak City, coming up on March 18-19th at the Raleigh Convention Center!
About the Films:
NC COMICON: THE MOVIE (2016)
The official documentary of the NC Comicon. For three days the Amazing Studios cameras followed the comicon crew through the madness that comes with putting on a comic book convention. With guests such as Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, Umbrella Academy, Doom Patrol) and Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) plus massive events, legendary parties, and a sea of comic book fans, the guys and gals of NC Comicon really have their hands full…
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990
After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles-Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello-have mutated into ninjas and have begun living in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April O’Neil, the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder.
Heroes and Fantasies
4923 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229
Some lucky fans got a big surprise when actor Chris Evans unexpectedly showed up at Comicazi, a comic shop in Somerville, MA, for a series of pranks which were captured on video (see below). The event was organized to advertise a contest Evans is currently running with Omaze in which participants contribute to charity for a chance to meet and participate in an escape room with him. Proceeds from the contest benefit Christopher’s Haven, a local nonprofit that provides support to kids fighting cancer.
Comicazi co-owner Mike Burke said they were contacted out of the blue by Omaze, whose team had previously scouted the store and found it ideal for their purposes. “Once everything was finalized, they had a crew set the cameras up the day before,” said Burke. “The next day Chris Evans came in to participate and get the whole thing going. He was a very nice guy.”
A Boston native, Evans has appeared in several comic book based movies most notably as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has previously benefited Christopher’s Haven at their fundraiser and two years ago famously visited their patients alongside actor Chris Pratt after winning a bet with the star of Guardians of the Galaxy that the New England Patriots would defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
photo courtesy of Comicazi
The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to co-present three events in collaboration with the 2017 SF Sketchfest. Join us on Friday, January 20 for Dragon Ball Z Live VR Panel with Chris Rager, Monica Rial, Christopher Sabat, Sean Shemmel, Sonny Strait, and Eric Vale at the Brava Theater Center!
The Cartoon Art Museum is co-hosting a pair of events on Saturday, January 28, including An Afternoon with The Venture Bros. with Paul Boocock, Michael Sinterniklaas, Dana Snyder, and James Urbaniak, moderated by Dana Gould at Cobb’s Comedy Club and Skull Juice Podcast: Trent Live with Dino Stamatopoulos, Scott Adsit, Brian McCann, and musical guest Britta Phillips at the Brava Theater Center.
Tickets are available through the SF Sketchfest website, Detailed event descriptions and direct ticket links follow:
*Dragon Ball Z Live VR Panel with Chris Rager, Monica Rial, Christopher Sabat, Sean Shemmel, Sonny Strait, and Eric Vale
Friday, January 20, 10 PM to 11:30 PM, $30
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, SF
Tickets at the link…
The cast of the legendary anime suit up on stage to take your questions and discuss their show like you’ve never seen them before. Cast members include Christopher Sabat (Vegeta, Piccolo), Sean Schemmel (Goku), Monica Rial (Bulma), Sonny Strait (Krillin) and Chris Rager (Mr Satan).
*An Afternoon with The Venture Bros. with Paul Boocock, Michael Sinterniklaas, Dana Snyder, and James Urbaniak, moderated by Dana Gould
Saturday, January 28, 2 PM to 3:30 PM, $20
Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus St., SF
Tickets at the link…
They’re baaaaack! Want action? Adventure? Comedy? Then look no further than The Venture Bros.! A staple of Adult Swim’s animated late-night shows, The Venture Bros. follows the unpredictable adventures of twin thrillseekers Hank and Dean Venture. Join Paul Boocock (Jonas Venture, Sr.), Michael Sinterniklass (Dean Venture), Dana Snyder (The Alchemist) and James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture) for an afternoon of all-things Venture! Moderated by Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil).
*Skull Juice Podcast: Trent Live with Dino Stamatopoulos, Scott Adsit, Brian McCann, and musical guest Britta Phillips
Saturday, January 28, 10 PM to 11:30 PM, $25
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, SF
Tickets at the link…
Years ago Dino Stamatopoulos wrote a musical comedy (or more appropriately a Light Tragedy with Music) about a small family surviving through a cold winter. Think Sam Shepard meets Moral Orel. Although this play was only performed once, in Chicago, it’s being brought back in the form of a musical graphic novel. However, for San Francisco Sketchfest, for the first time since the original staging, Dino and guests will perform scenes and music from TRENT: a light tragedy with music.
ABOUT SF SKETCHFEST
SF Sketchfest was founded in 2001 by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney as a way to showcase the talents of six Bay Area sketch comedy groups: The Fresh Robots, Kasper Hauser, The Meehan Brothers, Please Leave the Bronx, Totally False People and White Noise Radio Theatre. The festival debuted in January of 2002 at the Shelton Theatre in downtown San Francisco and has grown rapidly into a nationally recognized comedy festival that mixes national headliners, local favorites and the best up-and-coming groups from throughout North America for a month of sketch, improv, stand-up and alternative comedy. A favorite with audiences, critics, and performers alike, the festival has grown substantially to become a highly anticipated artistic showcase that consistently delivers top quality comedic performances, tributes and panel discussions. To learn about past participants, visit the Past Festivals page (coming soon).
Audiences have overwhelmingly responded to SF Sketchfest’s diverse programming which has featured performers from every major North American television comedy smash of the last 25 years including Saturday Night Live, The Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, Arrested Development, VEEP, The Upright Citizens Brigade, The State, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Strangers With Candy, Key & Peele, The Simpsons, The Daily Show and more. SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live performances and discussions.
Animaniacs, a mix of old-fashioned wit, slapstick, pop culture and music, fueled the animation renaissance of the late 1990s, with iconic voices, characters, an original score for every cartoon and an Emmy® Award-winning theme song. Now the hilarious ‘90s animated series starring the wacky Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister, Dot) is back in live form, as voice actors Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, and Jess Harnell reunite with original songwriter Randy Rogel for an unforgettable evening. The group will perform songs from the beloved show, in addition to several numbers that didn’t make the cut the first time around. A delightful show for all ages!
ANIMANIACS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros.
La Mirada Theatre
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
Writer Mariko Tamaki appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM to launch TWO new series: Marvel’s HULK and DC’s SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER!
Mariko also collaborated with her cousin Jillian Tamaki on the award winning graphic novels SKIM and THIS ONE SUMMER. She written TOMB RAIDER for Dark Horse Comics.
Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
The San Diego Comic Art Gallery is proud to host Gabriel Rodriguez, artist and co-creator of IDW Publishing’s Locke & Key, with a brand new exhibit showcasing celebrating nearly 15 years of making comics with IDW. Multiple examples of his work will be on display including Locke & Key and Little Nemo: Return To Slumberland. Gabe himself will be here in the Gallery in a RARE appearance on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM to sign all of your favorite comics!
Joining Gabe will be several IDW creators including Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Sara Richard (My Little Pony), Tony Fleecs (MLP), Agnes Garbowska (MLP), Jay Fotos (Locke & Key), Chris Ryall (Onyx, Zombies vs. Robots), Kahlil Schweitzer (Godzilla), Chris Mowry (Godzilla), Tom Waltz (TMNT) and more!
San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Join Paul Boocock (Jonas Venture, Sr.), Michael Sinterniklass (Dean Venture), Dana Snyder (The Alchemist) and James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture) for an afternoon of all-things Venture on Saturday, January 28th at 2:00 PM! Moderated by Dana Gould (“The Simpsons,” “Stan Against Evil”)
Presented by SF Sketchfest.
Cobb’s Comedy Club
915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133