Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wizard World CEO John Macaluso Appears On Bloomberg TV ‘Taking Stock’ Program
NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 – Wizard World, Inc. CEO and President John Macaluso appeared live on the Bloomberg TV program “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox” on Monday, July 21. He discussed the growth of the Comic Con industry and that of Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), noting the connection between comic book franchises and the movie industry: "The percentage of fantasy movies being made is growing in leaps and bounds. The base of the audience is growing in all different directions."
The interview can be viewed at: http://wizd.me/ABaS2MT6R2k
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
The Wizard World Comic Con schedule, which has grown from eight events in 2013 to 16 this year, continues at San Antonio Comic Con, August 1-3, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. It then moves to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., for Chicago Comic Con, the promotion’s highest-attended and longest-running convention and the Midwest’s largest pop culture event.
The recently-released 2015 schedule has 23 events to date, with more expected to be announced in the coming weeks as they are confirmed.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

Monday, July 21, 2014

FARRAH and TERA join Girls and Corpses at Comic-Con San Diego
That's right, Farrah Abraham and Tera Patrick will be the celebrity signers at Asylum Press/Girls and Corpses booth 1528
July 24th - 27th at San Diego Convention Center
 
FARRAH ABRAHAM and TERA PATRICK, who have both graced the covers of Girls and Corpses Magazine, will be in the Girls and Corpses booth signing their issues of the comedy/horror magazine.
 
This will be the first year at Comic-Con for FARRAH ABRAHAM, who is known for the MTV's Series 16 and Pregnant, its spinoff Teen Mom, and her infamous 'private' sex tape: Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom and also TV's Couples Therapy. Abraham was 2013's most Googled reality star and continues to keep the press on their toes. Abraham has since rebuffed the adult industry and has recently written a trio of erotic books, starting with Book One: In The Making (July 2014). FARRAH ABRAHAM will be signing two days, Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27th. More on Farrah: http://farrahabraham.me/
 
TERA PATRICK began her career as a top model who graced the covers of Playboy and Penthouse in the same month (the only model to achieve that). Patrick later become a superstar adult performer and built Teravsion, one of the most successful adult business enterprises in the world. Patrick, who left the adult world six years ago, has two mainstream movies being released this year: Live Nude Girls and Angel of Darkness: The Legend Of Lillith (co-staring opposite Robert "Corpsy Rhine). Patrick (author of the best selling 'Sinner Takes All'), has signed at numerous events and conventions with Corpsy, including last year's Comic-Con for thousands of fans. She will sign again for two days with Corpsy at Comic-Con booth 1528 on Thursday July 24th and Friday July 25thMore on Tera: http://www.terapatrick.com/
 
TERA and FARRAH haven't revealed their cosplay outfits yet for the booth but they will be sure to grab eyeballs!
 
Tera, Farrah and Corpsy will all see you fans at Comic-Con San Diego!
 

 
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Nerdist Industries Announces the first-ever Nerdist Laser Tag featuring Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with 2K and Gearbox

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July 21 2014 – Burbank, CA – Lock and load and prepare to have your faces melted by fun, suckerbutts. Nerdist Industries, the multi-platform creator of genre and popular culture content, announces its lineup at San Diego Comic-Con today. Nerdist is primed to make a major impact in San Diego this year, teaming up with 2K and Gearbox Software for the first-ever Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Laser Tag at Petco Park.

NERDIST LASER TAG: BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL
Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26 11am-5pm Petco Park (100 Park Blvd, San Diego)
While we can't take you to the moon of Pandora for insurance reasons, Nerdist is teaming up with 2K and Gearbox Software to bring you as far inside Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as humanly possible through interactive laser tag. What better way to celebrate a game with bazillions of guns, than by pew-pew-pewing your friends and other Comic-Con attendees with lasers? Priority access goes to SDCC badge holders and free to the public, Nerdist Laser Tag will let two teams of 25 players each go head to head to prove who's the baddest Vault Hunter of them all. With special guests like Chris Hardwick and Gearbox president Randy Pitchford, along with prizes for Borderlands cosplayers, a Nerdist stage with Jessica Chobot interviewing some of the hottest talent in town, a moon-ready oxygen bar and so much more, this is the most fun you can have outside the cold, unfeeling reaches of space.  

"I AM GOING TO DESTROY YOU WITH LASERS, RANDY PITCHFORD." declares Nerdist Founder and CEO, Chris Hardwick.

About Nerdist:
Nerdist Industries is a multi-platform creator of genre and popular culture content. Founded by CEO Chris Hardwick, its online presence includes a website at Nerdist.com; a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist) featuring Nerdist News hosted by Jessica Chobot; a combined 2.4 million Twitter followers; a Podcast Network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast; The Nerdist School comedy training program; and the Nerdist Alliance, a community of curated partnerships with some of YouTube's most talented and passionate creators including up and coming stars Hannah and Hilly Hindi of The Hillywood Show. Nerdist also produces content for television including @midnight for Comedy Central and All Star Celebrity Bowling for AMC. Further, Nerdist hosts live events around the country such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD. Legendary Entertainment acquired Nerdist Industries in August 2012.

2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).
BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES PANELS, SIGNING SCHEDULE, AND 9TH ANNUAL DRINK-UP FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

July 21, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints Archaia, KaBOOM!, and BOOM! Box announced today their panels, signing schedule, and 9th Annual BOOM! Drink-Up for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 (a.k.a. San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC), which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, on the weekend of July 23-27.

PANELS
Please note that signing times are subject to change. Fans should check at the BOOM! Studios booth, #2229, in the Exhibit Hall for updates. All panels take place in the San Diego Convention Center except where noted.
Thursday, 7/24/14
12:00–1:00 Editing Comics the BOOM! Way—Join BOOM! Studios creators Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST), James Tynion IV (THE WOODS), Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O' THE WISP), Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS), and Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET), along with BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon and Editor Dafna Pleban as they look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry's leading independent publishers and discuss editing do's and don'ts. Room 28DE
1:00–2:00 Breaking into Comics Right Now—If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Join BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon and Managing Editor Bryce Carlson along with some of the industry’s most exciting up-and-coming and established talent, including Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET), Chris Miskiewicz (THOMAS ALSOP), Palle Schmidt (THOMAS ALSOP), Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT, THE EMPTY MAN), Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS), and Royden Lepp (RUST), as they share their breaking-in experiences and give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now. Room 28DE
Friday, 7/25/14
10:00–11:00 Gender in Comics—Join us for a sincere discussion on the topic of gender in comics. We'll explore both the role of gender in the medium in mainstream and independent publishing, as well as the impact of gender politics on the business side of the industry and in the media with a variety of business insiders, pundits, and journalists. Moderated by comics editor Janelle Asselin, the panel will feature Comics Alliance Senior Editor Andy Khouri, BOOM! Studios Editor Dafna Pleban, comics writer James Tynion IV (THE WOODS), Image Comics Director of Trade Book Sales Jennifer de Guzman, WIRED writer Laura Hudson, and IDW Publishing Editor Sarah Gaydos. Room 4
5:00–6:00 The World of Mouse Guard—Get updated on everything MOUSE GUARD, including news on upcoming projects, collectibles, and other surprises with creator, writer, and artist, David Petersen. Plus, enjoy a live reading of several Mouse Guard short stories with David and guests Hal Lublin (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR), Meredith Salenger (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Hollywood Heights), and a surprise guest! Moderated by BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager Mel Caylo. Room 32AB
6:00–7:00 The Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics with Archaia—Thus far in 2014, Archaia—an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios—has published beautiful hardcover reprints of the novelizations of favorite Henson properties Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and The Storyteller. Join Archaia as they reveal details of its Henson publishing plan for the rest of the year, including sneak peeks of a never-before-seen brand-new project from the Henson Archives, with panelists Jeff Stokely (JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES, FRAGGLE ROCK), Jake Myler (FRAGGLE ROCK), Ian Herring (JIM HENSON'S TALE OF SAND), and Shane-Michael Vidaurri (JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES). Moderated by Henson line editor at Archaia Rebecca “Tay” Taylor. Room 32AB
6:15–7:15 Adventure Time: A Totally Algebraic Dramatic Reading—After over two years of ADVENTURE TIME comic books, BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network continue to break new ground with the July debut of a new limited series, ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY. This marks the first time that one of the writers behind the animated show, Kent Osborne, will write the ADVENTURE TIME comic! To mark the occasion, Osborne has crafted a brand-new, original Adventure Time radio play that will tie into this new comic series, and for the first time anywhere, it will be performed live by voice actors from the show, including Olivia Olson (Marceline) and Jeremy Shada (Finn). Plus, learn more about the show with Osborne and fellow writer Adam Muto (also the inspiration for Gingerbread Muto!), and more about the BANANA GUARD comic series with editor Shannon Watters and artist Mad Rupert. Come prepared with all of your burning questions about the Land of Ooo! Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Avenue [NOTE: This is a ticketed panel. Drawings for panel entry tickets will be held starting at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area (upstairs in the Sails Pavilion) on Friday. Each winner will receive entry for two. (Please note: there is limited disabled seating.) The tickets must be presented at the theatre to gain access. The Horton Grand Theatre has assigned seating. Please also wear your Comic-Con 2014 badge. There will be a second drawing shortly following the 9:00 am drawing for “stand-by seating tickets.” The stand-by seating tickets are limited and do not guarantee you access to the panel. Please be inside the Horton Grand Theatre no later than 15 minutes prior to the panel start time or you will forfeit your seat to stand-by seating ticket-holders.]
Saturday, 7/26/14
12:30–1:30 We Are BOOM!—Last year was a banner year for us here at BOOM! Studios, highlighted by the release of our first feature film 2 Guns (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and we launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, President of Development Stephen Christy, and creators Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH), Frank Gibson (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL), Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES), along with some special guests as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us. Room 24ABC
3:30–4:30 Big Trouble in Little China: Shaking the Pillars of the Comics Industry—The hilarious adventures of Jack Burton continue as Big Trouble in Little China, one of the most beloved cult films of all time, is now a BOOM! Studios comic series. The series picks up right after the end of the film and, with the guidance of director John Carpenter, it’s the first time new stories of the Pork Chop Express have been told in any medium! Join series writer Eric Powell (The Goon), colorist Michael Garland (THE EMPTY MAN), and editor Ian Brill for a lively discussion of what to expect next in the series and to talk all things BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Plus, writer Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS) will be on hand with a special announcement relevant to BIG TROUBLE fans’ interests! Moderated by Comics Alliance Senior Writer Chris Sims. Room 8
Sunday, 7/27/14
1:00–2:00 All-Ages Comics Have Arrived—Quality all-ages comics are back and better than ever! We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between. Join KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she has a lively and fun conversation with several all-ages creators, including David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity), Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints), and Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS, ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS). Room 24ABC
 
SIGNING SCHEDULE
The following signings will take place at the BOOM! Studios booth, #2229, unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, 7/23
Sketching:
6-9pm
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)
Signing:
6-7pm
James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)

6-9pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

7-8pm
Natasha Allegri & Garrett Jackson (BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)
Thursday, 7/24
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)
5-7pm
Mad Rupert (BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

11am-12pm
Natasha Allegri & Garrett Jackson (BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

1pm-2pm
D.S. Talon and E.G. Thompson (BEAUTIFUL SCARS)

2-4pm
Jon C
had (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

2:30-3:30pm
Chris Miskiewicz & Palle Schmidt (THOMAS ALSOP)
3-4pm
David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
3:30-4:30pm
Frank J. Barbiere (BLACK MARKET)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

Friday
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Mad Rupert (BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

11am-12pm
Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS)

12-1pm
Brian Stelfreeze, Matt Gagnon, and Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN)

2-3pm
James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)

3-4pm
Vicki Scott & Bob Scott (PEANUTS)

4-5pm

Rebecca Sugar, Coleman Engle, and Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)

4:30-5:30pm
Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Marcus To, and Ian Herring (HACKTIVIST)

5-7pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

Saturday
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Mad Rupert (BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)
Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)
10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

10:30-11:30am
Kent Osborne & Mad Rupert (ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY)

12-1pm
Joshua Williamson (ROBOCOP)

12:30-3:30pm
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

2-3pm
Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Shannon Watters (LUMBERJANES)
Eric Powell (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA)

2-4pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

3-4pm
David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)

4-5pm
Max Bemis & Jay Shaw (EVIL EMPIRE)
(Note: This is a ticketed signing. Tickets can be obtained starting on Saturday morning at 9am and are free with purchase of any EVIL EMPIRE or POLARITY item.)

Sunday
Sketching:
All day
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Ian McGinty (BRAVEST WARRIORS)
Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME)
Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

Signing:
All day
Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, TRANSLUCID, JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES)
Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)

10am-12pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

10:30-11:30am
Frank Gibson & Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)

11:30am-12:30pm
Vicki Scott & Bob Scott (PEANUTS)

1-2pm
Minty Lewis (REGULAR SHOW)

1:30-2:30pm
James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)

2-4pm
Jon Chad (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS Mini-Comic)

2:30-3:30pm
Natasha Allegri & Garrett Jackson (BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

Also appearing:
Caleb Monroe (DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION)

9TH ANNUAL BOOM! DRINK-UP
On Thursday, July 24th from 9pm until close, BOOM! Studios will hold its 9th Annual BOOM! Drink-up at the Odysea Bar, located inside the Hilton Bayfront Hotel at 1 Park Boulevard, two blocks south of the Convention Center. It is open to the public and no RSVP is required. All are welcome!

For more information on San Diego Comic-Con, visit their website at http://www.comic-con.org/cci.


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 the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently 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 and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. 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, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. 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.
'Big Bang Theory' Duo Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar To Make Wizard World Debuts At Chicago Comic Con August 23
Howard Wolowitz” and “Raj Koothrapali ' Join Five WWE® Standouts Including Superstar John Cena®, Five 'The Walking Dead' Stars, Stan Lee, Sebastian Stan, Evan Peters, Peter Criss, Top Comics Creators At Pop Culture Festival At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
ROSEMONT, Ill., July 21, 2014Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, two of the stars of the long-running hit Emmy® nominated TV series "The Big Bang Theory," will make their respective first Wizard World appearances at Chicago Comic Con, Saturday, August 23, only, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The duo, who portray best friends Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrapali, respectively, will meet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct a joint interactive Q&A session.
Helberg, whose "Big Bang" comedic timing and witty one-liners have endeared his character to fans and critics alike, recently won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. His feature directorial debut, We'll Never Have Paris, was well received at the 2014 South by Southwest Film & Music Festival.
Prior to "Big Bang," Helberg starred in Aaron’s Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip which took place behind the scenes of a live sketch comedy show and starred Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford.
Nayyar was a newcomer to the TV scene before landing the role as the sometimes awkward astrophysicist Koothrappali role on "Big Bang." In addition to guest starring roles on "NCIS" and "Sullivan & Sons," Nayyar voiced Gupta in the animated feature Ice Age: Continental Drift and has a role in the independent film Dr. Cabbie opposite Adrieanne Palicki and Mircea Monroe.
The duo join David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints), Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow,” “Gossip Girl”), Patrick Stewart (X-Men, “Star Trek: TNG”) William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “T.J. Hooker”) and comics legend Stan Lee among the celebrities scheduled to attend the event, set for August 21-24. Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is the largest and longest-running of the 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Chicago Comic Con show hours are Thursday, August 21, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 22, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, visit http://wizd.me/ChicagoPR.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con
FANS POSSESSED BY OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA
The second printing of the first issue of Robert Kirkman’s hot new series sells out immediately, rushed to 3rd printing

 
Robert Kirkman, creator of global entertainment phenomenon THE WALKING DEAD, and Paul Azaceta have summoned a new industry hit with OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA, the second printing of which has sold out immediately. In order to meet customer demand, Skybound/Image Comics will be sending this debut issue back to press for a 3rd printing.

The first new series written by Kirkman himself in three years and since the premiere of the AMC’s most watched television show adaptation of THE WALKING DEAD, this is the perfect new series for readers to jump on to. Comic Book Resources predicted of OUTCAST, “Given the quality in this first issue, it's without doubt that readers will return for the next piece of the puzzle.”

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1, boasts a special double-sized first issue for just $2.99, and introduces Kyle Barnes’ plight, his tragic past, and his unusual gift. Kirkman and Azaceta explore demonic possession and incorporate a subtle creeping terror that harkens to that of classic horror stories. IGN says of the series, “Whether you're a fan of things that go bump in the night or just someone who likes good comics, you can't do much better than Outcast. Kirkman and Azaceta prove a dynamic and disturbing pairing, crafting a riveting story that's sure to possess your very soul.”

The demand for the series has grown at a breakneck pace, with this the second instant-sell-out of the first issue and is being fast-tracked to a third printing. For fans of digital editions, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1 remains available for purchase across all platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

This third printing of OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA (Diamond Code JUN148165) will be available on 8/20.

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #2 (Diamond Code MAY140719) will hit shelves on 7/30.

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #3 (Diamond Code JUN140563) will be available on 8/20.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT SKYBOUND
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves, and Clone as well as Ghosted, Witch Doctor and Invincible Universe. Since its inception,Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages.Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com
DON’T DESPAIR—LI’L DEPRESSED BOY RETURNS
The fan-favorite returns with an all-new story about the perils of life and love

 
Writer Shaun Steven Struble and artist Sina Grace come together to deliver the the latest entry in the Li’l Depressed Boy series that's sure to delight fans THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY: SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TOO coming to Image Comics this October. Struble and Grace will be signing at San Diego Comic-Con International on Thursday, 7/24 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Image booth (#2729).

Picking up where they left off, Li’l Depressed Boy takes up his adventures in love, life, and vinyl, but this time with the further romantic complications that come with enjoying a new relationship while occasionally bumping into the ex—a punkster named Jazz—and the residual feelings that stirs up.

In an interview with USA Today, Struble said, “LDB is conflicted about Jazz. She broke his heart, but he doesn't think she did it on purpose. He now knows to not let himself get too close to her, but she has a habit of appearing when least expected."

Grace added: "The scripts Struble sent me have been the best blend of melancholic love, and I hope that readers old and new are as excited as we are for LDB's return to the spinner racks!"

Join LDB as he copes with work woes and navigates love triangles in LI’L DEPRESSED BOY: SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TOO #1.

LI’L DEPRESSED BOY: SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TOO #1 arrives in stores on 10/1 and will be available for only $3.99. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code AUG140550.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.