LINK: WonderCon Anaheim Announces Second Wave of 2017 Special Guests!

October 26, 2016 by  
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Matt Fraction leads off the 2nd wave.

LINK: WonderCon Anaheim Announces First Wave of 2017 Special Guests

October 17, 2016 by  
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WonderCon Anaheim has announced their first wave for 2017 including Mark Waid and Hope Larson.

LINK: A Look Back at WonderCon 2016

WonderCon Photo: R. Manahan © 2016 SDCC

Comic-Con International has photo galleries for each day of WonderCon 2016.

DC Comics Signing Schedule for WonderCon 2016

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Press Release:

DC Entertainment (DCE) has an exciting line-up of WonderCon 2016 fan signings taking place in its show stopping booth (#1602) beginning Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27 at The Los Angeles Convention Center. Comic book fans attending the three-day show will have the chance to meet their favorite artists and authors for signings – including Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, John Romita, Jr. and more – at the DCE booth.

A full schedule of WonderCon 2016 talent signings is available below:

Friday, March 25, 2016*

12:30-1:30: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Ming Doyle
1:30-2:30: Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang and Marv Wolfman
2:30-3:30: Dan Abnett and Paul Dini
3:30-4:30: Jason Fabok
4:30-5:30: Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mitch Gerads
5:30-6:30: John Romita, Jr.**

Saturday, March 26, 2016*

10:30-11:30: Babs Tarr and Gilbert Hernandez
11:30-12:30: Robert Venditti and Philip Tan
12:30-1:30: JT Krul and Gene Luen Yang
1:30-2:30: Jason Fabok**, Geoff Johns** and Steve Orlando
2:30-3:30: Tony Daniel and Ming Doyle
3:30-4:30: Jim Lee** and Amy Chu
4:30-5:50: Tom King, Tim Seeley and Mitch Gerads
5:30-6:30: Scott Snyder**, Danny Miki, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzig and James Tynion IV
Sunday, March 27, 2016*

10:30-11:30: Amy Chu and Steve Orlando
11:30-12:30: John Romita, Jr.**
12:30-1:30: Dan Jurgens and Bernard Chang
1:30-2:30: Annie Wu
2:30-3:30: Scott Snyder** Danny Miki and James Tynion IV
3:30-4:30: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Robert Venditti
During the three-day convention, DCE’s booth will serve as the go-to location for fans to mingle with some of the best comic writers and artists in the business with a robust schedule of talent signings, in addition to swag giveaways celebrating DC Comics and the upcoming feature film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Plus, the booth will feature an impressive collection of items from DC Collectibles and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and a towering, working Bat Signal made entirely of LEGO bricks in an homage to the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie from acclaimed exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC COMICS.

* schedule is subject to change

** denotes a wristband is required

Agents of SHIELD Panel and Signing at WonderCon 2016

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Press Release:

The cast and Executive Producers of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will be heading to WonderCon in Los Angeles! Join them for an exclusive panel Q&A session at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, March 26.

The “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” panel will be moderated by Marvel’s Head of Television and series Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb, and will include a Q&A discussion where fans can get a glimpse of what’s ahead for the team in Season 3. Fans lucky enough to attend will also get a sneak peek at an upcoming episode of the series before it airs on ABC as well as a limited edition show-themed mini-poster, featuring never-before-seen art by Marvel comic artist, Mike McKone. (Entertainment Weekly has a preview at the link)

Can’t make the panel? Fans can catch the cast at a poster signing after the panel in the private signing room.

EVENT INFORMATION:

SATURDAY, MARCH 26:

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” — Panel Session and Poster Giveaway

2:00 PM PT – 3:30 PM PT in Room 408AB

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” — Cast Signing Event and Poster Giveaway

4:00 PM PT – 5:00 PM PT in the private signing room.

Please note that signings are ticketed events and passes will be available via a ticket drawing beginning at 7:30 AM PT on Saturday, March 26 in West Hall A.

Keep up with the latest from your favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents by following @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and liking the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Facebook page.

DC Comics Reveals Exclusive WonderCon 2016 Variant Covers

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WonderCon 2016 makes its debut Friday, March 25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and DC Entertainment wants you to get the first look at some of the exclusives premiering at the show!

On sale at the Graphitti Designs booth (South Hall, Booth #1403), these comics feature variant covers spotlighting some of DC Comics’ most popular titles, hottest artists and the highly anticipated feature film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Beginning Friday, DC Entertainment is excited to feature the following variant cover comic books for sale at WonderCon:

Co-written with Brian Azzarello with art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson, DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE pits Batman, Carrie Kelley, Superman and Wonder Woman against a renegade priest and his maniacal followers from the newly-restored city of Kandor! The first three issues will be available for sale during WonderCon, each with its own unique variant cover and selling for $15 each.

The issue #1 variant cover features art by Howard Porter (SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001). Issue #2 features cover art by Jill Thompson, while issue #3 includes a variant cover by Paul Pope. And if you’ve ever wanted your own one of a kind Dark Knight III cover from your favorite Bat-artist, then you’re in luck; DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE issue #1 will be available for $10, with a blank sketch cover you can take with you to artists’ alley!

Another series of exclusive variant covers celebrates the upcoming feature film BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE with variant covers for issues #50 of SUPERMAN, BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN. Each sells for $10, and features a photo cover of each of the three principal actors in the film, Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman).

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WonderCon 2016 takes place March 25-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Stay up to date on all things DC Entertainment by downloading the all-new DC Entertainment app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. And be sure and stop by the DC Entertainment booth in South Hall (#1602) to meet some of your favorite writers and artists!

Image Schedule at WonderCon 2016

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Image Comics is pleased to return to WonderCon this year on Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27, 2016.
VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1802):

  • Circuit Breaker #1 WonderCon Variant by Kevin McCarthy and Kyle Baker, cover by Kyle Baker ($10)
  • Tokyo Ghost HC Convention Variant by Rick Remender and Sean Gordon Murphy, cover by Sean Gordon Murphy ($35)

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Image Comics: Where Creators Own Creativity, Friday, 3/25/16, 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 403AB

The sky’s the limit with comics, as Joe Harris (SNOWFALL), Keenan Marshall Keller (THE HUMANS), Brian Schirmer (BLACK JACK KETCHUM), Jimmie Robinson (POWER LINES), and Brian Haberlin (FASTER THAN LIGHT) know very well. New creativity has been crucial to the success of comics and drives the most compelling stories out there. In this panel, we’ll discuss the importance of creativity and resonant ideas when creating comics. There’s no story that comics can’t handle, so don’t be afraid to go deep or weird or both.

Top Cow Productions: From Then to Now, Saturday, 3/26/16, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 515B

Founded by Marc Silvestri in 1992, Top Cow Productions soon made its name as the publisher of hit comics like Witchblade, The Darkness, and Cyberforce. The series stood the test of time, spawning a whole multimedia empire. Sit down with Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins (COO of Top Cow Productions), and Bryan Hill (Story Editor) for an exclusive look at where Top Cow has been and where it’s going next.

Image Comics: Where Creators Own Craft, Saturday, 3/26/16, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 403AB

Ed Brubaker (THE FADE OUT), Kurtis Wiebe (RAT QUEENS), Tom Neely (THE HUMANS), Greg Hinkle (AIRBOY), and Malachi Ward (ISLAND) all bring one important thing to their work: a very, very high level of craft. Craft is what makes comics go—it makes for beautiful art, clever writing, and amazing storytelling. Craft is a product of talent, hard work, and experience—if you want to know what it takes, come listen to the best.

SIGNINGS HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1802):

FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH

12:00 – 12:45 PM    Greg Hinkle
1:00 – 1:45 PM    Ed Brubaker, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM    Jimmie Robinson
3:00 – 3:45 PM    Brian Haberlin
4:00 – 4:45 PM    Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
5:00 – 5:45 PM    Dustin Nguyen
6:00 – 6:45 PM    Joe Harris

SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH

10:00 – 10:45 AM    Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel
11:00 – 11:45 AM    Joe Harris
12:00 – 12:45 PM    Malachi Ward
1:00 – 1:45 PM    Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM    Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
3:00 – 3:45 PM    Sina Grace
4:00 – 4:45 PM    Ed Brubaker, ticketed
5:00 – 5:45 PM    Brian Schirmer
6:00 – 6:45 PM    Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller

SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH

11:00 – 11:45 AM    Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
12:00 – 12:45 PM    Brian Schirmer
1:00 – 1:45 PM    Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller
2:00 – 2:45 PM    Sina Grace, Amber Benson, Daniel Freedman, ticketed
3:00 – 3:45 PM    Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy

 

WonderCon Announces First Wave of Guests for 2016

October 28, 2015 by  
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WonderCon guests 2016

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WONDERCON ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF GUESTS 

SAN DIEGO – LOS ANGELES: WonderCon, the sister convention to Comic-Con International, today announced its first lineup of guests for the spring show. WonderCon, celebrating its 30th year in 2016, will take place in Los Angeles beginning on Friday, March 25, and continue through Sunday, March 27, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Guests announced today include:

Brian Michael Bendis

Writer, Invincible Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Powers

 

Jason Fabok

Artist, Justice League, Detective Comics, Batman Eternal

 

Scott Sigler

Author, Infected, Contagious, Pandemic, Generations trilogy

 

Annie Wu

Artist, Black Canary, Hawkeye, Archie

 

Be sure to visit www.wondercon.org and check out the Toucan Blog (www.comic-con.org/toucan), the only OFFICIAL blog of Comic-Con International and WonderCon, for additional up to date information about guests and all other aspects of the eagerly awaited spring show!

 

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes WonderCon each spring. WonderCon on the web: WonderCon.org, Facebook.com/wondercon, Twitter.com/wondercon and Instagram.com/wondercon.

Boom! Studios Announces Schedule for WonderCon 2015

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Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim 2015, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 3-5, 2015.

BOOM! can be found at booth #611 on the show floor and will host the following creators:

Boom-StudiosAppearing and signing all weekend will be:

  • Bryce Carlson (Hit)

 

Sketching at the booth all weekend will be:

  • Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time)

  • Stephanie Gonzaga (Adventure Time)

 

Appearing for one-hour signings throughout the weekend:

Friday, April 3

  • 3-4 PMMarc Andreyko (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed)

 

Saturday, April 4

  • 11AM-12 PMYehudi Mercado (Rocket Salvage)

  • 12-1 PMMatt Gagnon (Day Men)

  • 1-2 PM Mike Johnson (Sleepy Hollow: Origins)

  • 4-5 PM Brian Lynch (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return), Amy Stoch (Missy from the Bill & Ted ), Scott Kroopf (Bill & Ted films producer)

 

Sunday, April 5

  • 1-2 PMNoelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)

 

BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at WonderCon:

BOOM! Studios: From Page to Screen

Friday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

Comics publisher BOOM! Studios is actively developing several of its original titles for film and television. Have you ever wondered what that process is like? Hear from BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, President of Development Stephen Christy; screenwriter Arash Amel (Butterfly); and entertainment attorney Matt Sugarman as they talk about the process of shopping a comic book property in Hollywood. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit.

 

Push Comics Forward: BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Looks Ahead to the Next 10

Saturday, April 4, 2:003:00 PM, Room 211

10 years ago, Ross Richie started BOOM! Studios from a spare bedroom in his house. Today, BOOM! is a multiple award-winning top 10 publisher. But rather than look back at what we’ve achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and talk about Push Comics Forward, a movement to inspire publishers, creators, press, and fans to join the conversation on what is helping to improve the industry, and what more can be done. Join Ross Richie, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon as they host creators Bryce Carlson (Hit); Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes); Trevor Crafts & Matt Daley (Lantern City), and more to talk about how BOOM! is helping to Push Comics Forward. Plus, each attendee will receive an exclusive Lantern City pin!

 

Push “Excellence” Forward: New “Bill & Ted” Comics Come to BOOM! Studios

Saturday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

As part of its ongoing desire to Push Comics Forward, BOOM! Studios carefully selects key licensed properties to help bring new readers to comics. In March, the publisher launches Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, a new comic series based on the classic films about two, excellent high school buddies who go on to bring about world peace through their music. Join the comic’s writer, Brian Lynch; editors Ian Brill and Alex Galer; star of the films, Amy Stoch, PhD (Missy); and producer of the films Scott Kroopf as they talk about the new series and the everlasting popularity of Bill & Ted. Moderated by BuzzFeed’s Kirk Damato.

 

Push Fun Forward: The Importance of All-Ages Comics

Sunday, April 5, 11:30-12:30 PM, Room 213

All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios Associate Editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Li’l Gotham), Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), and more.

 

BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters will participate in an hourlong portfolio review on Saturday of WonderCon:

Saturday, April 4

BOOM! Studios Portfolio Review

Saturday, April 4, 12:301:30 PM, Room 206B

Shannon Watters, the Editor of BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint KaBOOM! and experimental imprint BOOM! Box, is conducting portfolio reviews at WonderCon Anaheim. Please bring sequential work relating to all-ages content as well as out-of-the-box ideas, plus cover art, color art, and materials showing off your personal style. No story pitches, please.

 

And finally, BOOM! will have the following exclusive variants available for purchase at the booth:

  • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 – Cover by Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)

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  • Sleepy Hollow: Origins #1 – Cover designed by Michelle Ankley (Photo credit: Brownie Harris and John Lopez)

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For tickets and more information on WonderCon Anaheim 2015, visit their site at comic-con.org/wca.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

Dark Horse Announces Exclusive WonderCon 2014 Variants

April 18, 2014 by  
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DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE WONDERCON 2014 VARIANTS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR —As the pop culture world gears up for this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, Dark Horse announces two special variant covers for this year’s show!

First up, Dark Horse brings an all-new variant cover for a critical hit and fan favorite, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with an exclusive Season Ten first-issue cover by Tomb Raider art director Brian Horton! Limited to 1,000 copies, these are sure to be scarce!

Second is a variant for Angel & Faith Season Ten #1, by Buffy cover artist Steve Morris! Again, with only 1,000 copies produced, these will go fast!

These two special WonderCon exclusives will retail for $5 and are limited to five per person.

Dark Horse also has three other convention exclusives, produced in limited editions and available while supplies last!

Legendary artist Stan Sakai has done a special cover for the upcoming The Witcher, a canonical tie-in series in the world of the Witcher video games, which have collectively won over 250 awards and sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide! All proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition variant will benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai.

Art Baltazar and Franco bring you the characters that sprung from Mike Mignola’s imagination, with an AW YEAH twist, in Itty Bitty Hellboy! A limited-edition hardcover is available at WonderCon for $20, while supplies last!

The Last of Us: American Dreams, from Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, collects the comics that are the official lead-in to the game. This limited-edition hardcover will first be available at PAX East this weekend, and then in very limited quantities at WonderCon for $24.99.

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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