Friday, July 12, 2013
NBC Panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2013
The Blacklist
Thursday, July 18
3 p.m., Room 6A
Panelists: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and John Fox
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives. Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. Liz soon discovers that Red has compiled a secret list of criminals over the years: a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies, and international terrorists. He will help catch them all … with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner. Watch the trailer here.
Thursday, July 18
6:45-7:45 p.m., Room 6A
Panelists: Hugh Dancy, executive producer Bryan Fuller, executive producer/director David Slade and executive producer Martha De Laurentiis
“Hannibal, which is based on the characters created by author Thomas Harris in his novel “Red Dragon,” was one of the best-reviewed series of the past season and was recently renewed for season two. Hugh Dancy plays criminal profiler Will Graham while Mads Mikkelsen plays psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Watch a clip here.
Saturday, July 20
2:40-3:50, Room 6BCF
Panelists: David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Russell Hornsby, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bitsie Tulloch, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers Todd Milliner, David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Norberto Barba
“Grimm,” a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales, follows Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (Giuntoli) as he tries to find the balance between normal life and his birthright as a Grimm, an elite line ofcriminal profilers who have the ability to see the monsters that lurk below a seemingly human surface. Watch a clip here.
*A special preview of NBC’s upcoming drama Dracula will also be screened.
Saturday, July 20
4:50-5:50, Room BCF
Panelists: Executive producer Eric Kripke and others to be determined
In its first season, “Revolution” examined why the Earth’s power was turned off and asked how the world’s citizens are expected to survive. In the season finale, the power is turned back on, but at what cost and consequence? The second season begins in the fall.Watch a clip here.
Sunday, July 21
1:50-2:45p.m., Hall H
Panelists: Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna
“Community” is back at Comic-Con and ready to celebrate with the show’s devoted fandom. Come be a part of the study group for a panel and Q&A moderated by Chris Hardwick (“The Nerdist”) and find out firsthand what surprises are in store for the series when it returns to NBC for its fifth season. Watch a clip here.
Additional Panel
"TV Guide" Fan Faves Panel
Friday, July 19
5:15 p.m., Hall H – Ballroom 20
PanelistsCandice Accola from “The Vampire Diaries,” Kristin Bauer from “True Blood,” Katie Cassidy from “Arrow,” Henry Ian Cusick from “The 100,” Giancarlo Esposito from “Revolution,” Danai Gurira from “The Walking Dead,” Tyler Hoechlin from “Teen Wolf,” Joseph Morgan from “The originals,” and Yvonne Strahovski from “Dexter.”

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Shout! Factory to Track Most Popular Superhero Costumes
at Comic-Con International 2013

LOS ANGELES – July 12, 2013 – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, will go digital at this year’s Comic-Con International convention, with its first-ever convention mobile app.  Partnering with July Systems to use its mobile web platform, Shout! Factory’s unique web app will enable fans to have an enhanced mobile experience at the show. Available at, fans will be able to discover new Shout! Factory releases, watch new release trailers, take photos from the show, make purchases and more.

This mobile app will also serve as the platform for the official launch of Shout! Factory’s Superhero Time Machine, the newest iOS app from the team behind the immensely popular Video Time Machine app.  Featuring more than 2,000 hand-selected videos, Superhero Time Machine allows users to watch the evolution of their favorite superheroes through the years, via videos dating as far back as 1941. 

In addition, Shout! Factory will launch the “Superhero Costume Gallery” through its convention mobile app.  By submitting their own photos, as well as photos of others dressed in amazing superhero costumes, fans in attendance at Comic-Con 2013 will be able to create a real-time digital census of which superhero costume is most represented at the convention. 

“This unique digital initiative is a great way for Shout! Factory to share its passion for Comic-con with our many loyal fans as well as make it easy for attendees to keep up with all our activities,” said Jeffrey Thompson, Shout! Factory’s Vice President of Digital Strategy & Business Development. “Plus our Superhero Costume Gallery is a great way to kick-off the Superhero Time Machine app, an experience we've carefully curated because of our love for the genre.”

Participants in the “Superhero Costume Gallery” will also be able to download a free version of the Superhero Time Machine and become eligible to win a super-huge superhero giveaway courtesy of Shout! Factory.

Shout! Factory features a robust lineup at Comic-Con International 2013 with offering a special panel event, five film screenings, a showcase of new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusive items, prize sweepstakes, surprise star appearances and engaging fan interactive activities.  Moreover, Shout! Factory invites fans and convention attendees to join in on the excitement surrounding Shout’s 10th anniversary celebration at the Shout! Factory booth (#4248) on the main convention floor.  Fan-favorite screen icons and comics legend scheduled to attend this incredible pop culture gathering with Shout! Factory include: Adrienne Barbeau, Len Wein, The Aquabats, and other notables. Shout’s resident geek guru Brian Ward, and Scream Factory’s resident horror aficionados Jeff Nelson and Cliff MacMillan will be on-hand for meet and greets.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s digital, DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory has developed a strong digital business featuring TV, Film, Music, Comedy, Animation and other genres of entertainment offerings released through digital distribution partners or distributed direct to consumers across multiple digital platforms. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records and HighTone Records. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

About Superhero Time Machine
Superhero Time Machine is the newest app from the team behind the immensely popular Video Times Machine app, which features more than a century of movie clips and trailers, commercials, TV broadcasts and other forms of video in one app.  An extension of Video Time Machine, which Shout! Factory acquired from Original Victories Inc. in June 2012, Superhero Time Machine features more than 2,000 videos allowing users to watch the evolution of their favorite superheroes through the years from videos dating as far back as 1941. Categories of videos include Accidents, Aliens, Animals, Experiments, Gadgets, Heroines, Magic, and Teams, all of which can be seamlessly shared across users’ social media channels. Superhero Time Machine is a universal iOS app that runs on the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone mobile devices and is airplay enabled. Shout! Factory’d other Video Time Machine apps include Political Time Machine, which features video content like candidate’s speeches, and Holiday Time Machine, which offers holiday-themed clips, commercials, animation and music. For more on Superhero Time Machine or to download it, visit

About July Systems
July Systems is redefining how businesses go to market with mobile. July's award-winning cloud-based mobile application platform is used by some of the world's best-known brands to reach more than 140 million users in 150 countries and deliver billions of transactions annually. July MX, the company's 4th generation platform, is a first-to-market self-authoring mobile experience platform for creating and publishing mobile sites and applications quickly, without reliance on coding skills or technical expertise. Started in July 2001, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Bangalore, New York and London.
Special editions include issues, hardcover collections, and merchandise
The Image Comics/Skybound and Top Cow booths will be selling exclusive editions and variants of of ten titles, including four hardcover collections, at Comic-Con International, taking place in San Diego from July 17 to 21. These editions will be available in limited quantities only at the Image Comics/Skybound booth (#2729) or the Top Cow booth (#2629). In addition, Image Comics will be offering copies of its Image Expo variant editions for sale at their booth, as well as new T-shirts and tote bags, and a variant edition of LAZARUS #2 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark will be available at the booths participating retailers who are exhibiting at the convention.

Three #1 issues are among the variants, including GHOSTED #1 by Joshua Williamson and Goran Sudzuka with a cover by Matteo Scalera, a convention exclusive edition of SATELLITE SAM #1 by Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin with black-and-white cover art by Chaykin, and SIDEKICK #1 by J. Michael Straczynski and Tom Mandrake with a cover by Whilce Portacio.

Giving some heft to Image’s Comic-Con offerings are four hardcover editions released by the Image imprints Skybound and Top Cow. At the Image imprint Skybound, CLONE VOLUME ONE by David Schulner and Juan Jose Ryp, INVINCIBLE COMPENDIUM VOLUME TWO by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, THIEF OF THIEVES VOLUME TWO by Robert Kirkman, James Asmus, and Shawn Martinbrough; and THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOLUME TWO by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard will be for sale in limited quantities each day. The hardcover edition of THINK TANK VOLUME ONE by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal will be for sale at the Top Cow booth.

Other variants to be sold at the Image booth are a special foil-cover variant of CHEW #35 by John Layman and Rob Guillory and TEN GRAND #4 by J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith. In addition to the THINK TANK hard cover, Top Cow will be selling an exclusive APHRODITE IX #3 “Cosplay” edition with a photo cover. A complete list, with images, of Image variants can be found on the Image Comics blog.

On the merchandise side, Image Comics will be selling their Image Comics logo tote bags and T-shirts, which made their debut at Image Expo in San Francisco on July 2. Also available will be the “Lying Cat” T-shirts featuring brand-new artwork of the fan-favorite character from the wildly popular SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

From Skybound, the four “Faction” THE WALKING DEAD T-shirts from the upcoming story arc “All-Out War” — Survivors, Hilltop, Saviors, and Kingdom — which also went on sale first at Image Expo, will be available. Skybound will have other exclusive merchandise at their booth, including a THE WALKING DEAD electric guitar, wristwatches for THE WALKING DEAD and INVINCIBLE, and Todd McFarlane Toys Governor in Riot Gear action figure, and Rick, Carl, and Negan PVC figures. A complete list, with images, of Skybound exclusive merchandise can be found on the Skybound website.
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
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 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 and
Top Cow Productions was founded by Marc Silvestri in 1992 as an imprint of Image Comics. After launching its first title, CYBER FORCE, with an amazing 850,000 titles sold, Top Cow has gone on to publish such iconic titles as WITCHBLADE, THE DARKNESS, ARTIFACTS, and APHRODITE IX. The imprint also publishes innovative creator-owned titles such as THINK TANK, RAVINE, and WANTED. For more information about Top Cow,


More Than 15 Titles To Premiere At NEW PEOPLE Cinema In A Special Week-Long Film Festival Set To Launch In Conjunction With
The 2013 J-POP Summit

San Francisco, CA, July 11, 2013 – The Japan Film Festival of San Francisco, the first fully-dedicated annual Japanese film celebration for the S.F. Bay Area, will launch in just a couple of weeks at NEW PEOPLE Cinema, San Francisco’s famed pop culture movie theatre located inside of the NEW PEOPLE J-Pop entertainment complex in the heart of the city’s Japantown.

Kicking off on Saturday, July 27th, in conjunction with the 2013 J-POP Summit Festival, and running thru Sunday, August 4th, the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (JFFSF) is the first fully-dedicated annual Japanese film event for the S.F. Bay Area and will screen more than 15 acclaimed live-action and anime films representing some of the best in recent Japanese cinema. Several notable Guests of Honor, including directors Miwa Nishikawa (Dreams for Sale) and Shinsuke Sato (GANTZ, Library Wars), as well artist “Zero Yen” architect Kyohei Sakaguchi will also appear in-person for the premieres of their latest projects.

Tickets are $13.00 per film. NEW PEOPLE Cinema is located in San Francisco’s Japantown at 1746 Post St. (Cross St. is Webster St.) A complete schedule and advance ticket information is available on

The Japan Film Festival of San Francisco starts during the 2013 J-POP Summit, taking place Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th across the historic Japantown district to celebrate the phenomenon of Japanese pop culture with a colorful array of live bands and artists, panel discussions, film premieres, edgy fashion shows, electronic dance events, celebrity appearances and more. Full details are available at
Notable Film Premieres Include:

** Featuring special in-person appearance by Director Miwa Nishikawa
Saturday, July 27th, 7:00pm
Co-presented with the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
Written and directed by Miwa Nishikawa (SWAY and Dear Doctor), Dreams for Sale is a richly evocative drama about a couple that lose everything in a fire and attempt to make a fresh start by swindling others. A wife and her husband Kanya run a small eatery in a corner of Tokyo, but on the 5th anniversary of its opening, a fire erupts in the kitchen and burns the place to a cinder. In desperate need of cash, the pair embarks on a hilarious and heartwarming marriage scam in an attempt to put their lives back on track.
Info & tickets available at:

Saturday, July 27th, 11:00am
Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo, aka “Evangelion: The New Movie: Q,” is the third of four feature films released in the Rebuild of Evangelion saga, by famed anime director Hideaki Anno. Catch the action in this exclusive U.S. premiere!
Info & tickets available at:

** Featuring special in-person appearance by “Zero Yen Architect” Kyohei Sakaguchi
Saturday, July 27th, 1:30pm
Presented by MUJI USA
With the appearance of the famous "Zero Yen" architect, Kyohei Sakaguchi, the documentary, How to Build a Mobile House, delves into the roots of dwelling and living through the unique activities of this artist/architect who "does not build."
Info & tickets available at:

Friday, August 2nd, 7:00pm & Saturday, August 3rd, 1:10pm
** Featuring special in-person appearance by Director Shinsuke Sato
Library Wars is based on the bestselling novel by Hiro Arikawa. Set in the year 2019 in Japan, a new law is passed to crack down on free expression. But to oppose this oppressive crackdown, the Library Force is created to protect libraries. A fierce battle soon ensues between these two groups. Info & tickets available at:

Thursday, August 1st, 7:00pm & Saturday, August 3rd, 7:00pm
J-Pop artist Kazunari Ninomiya (Gantz, Letters from Iwo Jima) stars in Platinum Data, the biggest film to be released in Japan in 2013. Ryuhei Kagura (Kazunari Ninomiya) is a criminal scientist and after solving series of complex cases, he is assigned to investigate the murders of several people connected to new DNA forensics technology. But trace of evidence analyzed through the DNA forensic system soon identifies him as the offender. With no such memory, he decides to flee and the pursuer becomes the pursued. Is Kagura guilty or innocent? Platinum Data holds the key… Info & tickets available at:

Wednesday, July 31st, 7:00pm
Co-presented with The San Francisco Film Society
This funny documentary by Danish filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder (The Invention of Dr. Nakamatsu) follows Ryuichi, a Japanese family man who operates a professional stand-in business called “I Want to Cheer You Up Ltd,” that rents out fake relatives (i.e. spouses, parents, and friends) to customers that desperately need to cover up a secret. But Ryuichi himself leads a double life by not telling his family about the business he is running. Will Ryuichi come clean to his family in order to cheer up his own family situation?
Info & tickets available at:

Additional Live-Action Film Screenings & Premieres:

Saturday, August 3rd, 4:20pm
Sakuran director Mika Ninagawa's live-action adaptation of the eponymous shojo manga by Kyoko Okazaki utilizes brilliantly colored visuals to depict the descent of an outwardly perfect but inwardly unstable star that reigns over the entertainment world. Co-presented with the Center for Asian American Media. Info & tickets available at:

Sunday, August 4th, 1:10pm
Sion Sono's award-winning masterpiece is set after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and follows the attempts by a 14-year-old boy to escape his dismal surroundings and the strange string of events that set him on a new course. Co-presented with the Center for Asian American Media. Info & tickets available at:

Saturday, July 27th, 4:20pm & Tuesday, July 30th, 7:00pm
Directed by Takashi Miike, Lesson of the Evil is a twisted psycho thriller based on a bestseller novel by Yusuke Kishi. Info & tickets available at:

Sunday, July 28th, 6:30pm & Thursday, August 1st, 4:00pm
A new live-action film adaptation of creator Nobuhiro Watsuki 's smash hit samurai manga.
Info & tickets available at:

Sunday, August 4th, 3:20pm
A stunning live-action adaptation of the famed space saga, originally created by Leiji Matsumoto, which laid the foundation for the entire Japanese science fiction anime genre.
Info & tickets available at:

Additional Anime Film  Screenings & Premieres:

BERSERK THE GOLDEN AGE ARC II – Special Encore Presentation!!!
Sunday, July 28th, 3:50pm
The exciting second film in the BERSERK GOLDEN AGE ARC TRILOGY based on the bestselling manga series. Info & tickets available at:
Saturday, August 3rd, 11:00am
Hunter X Hunter: Phantom Rouge is based on the mega-hit manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi, which has sold over 60 million copies worldwide.
Info & tickets available at:

Saturday, July 28th, 1:30pm
The latest feature film action/adventure featuring the world’s most popular ninja – Naruto!

TIGER & BUNNY: THE BEGINNING – Special Encore Presentation!!!
Friday, August 2nd, 4:00pm
The hero-inspired big screen action of the smash hit anime property – Tiger & Bunny – returns to the Bay Area for a special encore screening.

Sunday, July 28th, 11:00am & Sunday, August 4th, 6:15pm
From Mamoru Hosoda, the visionary and award-winning creator of the acclaimed anime films, Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, comes a beautiful tale of love and triumph. Info & tickets available at:

NEW PEOPLE Cinema is a 143-seat cinema located in the underground floor of NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco. Equipped with a cutting-edge HD digital projection and THX®-certified sound system, NEW PEOPLE Cinema is home for local film festivals and entertaining events.

The J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL is an annual Japanese Pop Culture celebration that features live bands and artists from Japan, pop culture panel discussions, film premieres, fashion and DJ dance events, and celebrity appearances. The Festival is hosted by NEW PEOPLE in cooperation with the Japantown Merchants Association. In 2012, the two-day event attracted 65,000 attendees.

More information about the J-POP Summit Festival is available at

North Texas Comic Institution Enters a New Era

Lone Star Comics has served as the North Texas hub of comic book fandom for more than 36 years.  When the first store opened in 1977 in Arlington, Buddy Saunders introduced comics, role-playing games, and related hobbies, toys, and collectibles to many of his customers for the first time.  Over the years, Saunders’ passion grew into a chain of stores and the largest comic retail site
on the internet,  This September, Saunders and his wife Judy are turning over the reins to three of their stores to a new generation of comic fans and entrepreneurs.  “The
time is right for us to focus our attention on our online business, which grew out the mail order business I began in 1961, a time when there were virtually no comic book stores and no internet. To that end, Judy and I found two talented businessmen who want to carry the stores forward in a way that we’ll continue to be proud of.” 
One of the stores will be owned by longtime Lone Star Comics Regional Manager, Aaron Settle.  “Having managed the stores in one capacity or another for 17 years, Aaron was the perfect choice to take over the Mesquite store,” said Judy Saunders, “and I know that he’ll bring his own vision for a family-friendly comic and game store to life.”
The Hurst and Plano locations will be owned by Brent Erwin, a longtime comics fan, publisher, and friend of Buddy and Judy.  "Brent's vision of what a comic book store should be is very similar to ours.  I have no doubt that the store customers in Hurst and Plano will be pleased with the continuation of excellent selection and service in these stores."  The two stores will operate under the name “Collected: Hurst & Collected: Plano” to coincide with the already operating “Collected: TCU” at 3467 Blue Bonnet Circle in Fort Worth Tx.
“It will be bittersweet to hand over the keys,” said Buddy Saunders, “but Judy and I want to continue working with our son, Conan, to develop new features for our growing internet business.  This change will also give us more time to travel and spend time with our family.”
“Having grown up as a long time customer of Lone Star Comics and having worked in the comics industry for the last 23 years, it fills me with a great sense of pride to know we will be carrying on a part of the Lone Star Comics legacy which Buddy and Judy have built over the years” said Brent E. Erwin.  “We plan to offer the same excellent customer service, family friendly atmosphere, and well stocked  and expertly merchandised stores which Buddy and Judy have cultivated over the years and Lone Star’s customers have come to expect” Erwin said.  "To learn more about the Collected family of retail stores please visit us at"
Collected’s mission to grow the pop culture industry by increasing awareness about comics, games and pop culture takes a giant step towards its goal with the addition of Lone Star Comics’ Hurst and Plano locations.  Collected hopes fans will discover the exciting world of comics, games, pop culture and all things Geek when they visit each location.
IDW Sets Its Sights On Comic-Con International 

San Diego, CA (July 12, 2013) – IDW has fans clamoring for their highly anticipated exclusives at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and now it’s time to crank the excitement up even higher (you didn’t think that was possible, did you?) and reveal IDW’s panel and signing schedules for the convention! Clear your own schedule, because you won’t want to miss any of this!

BOOTH #2643

Wednesday July 17th Preview Night

6:00 – 7:30  Berkeleyworks: From Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 (*Check out the debut of the Berkeley’s new art book!)
6:00 – 7:30  Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00  Celebrating The Best of EC: Artist’s Edition – Cathy Gaines-Misfud
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)

Thursday July 18th

11:00 – 12:00  ThreeA Presents – Ashley Wood, Kent Williams
                        (*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00  Kiss – Chris Ryall, Tom Waltz, Jamal Igle
12:00 – 1:00  Eternal Descent – Llexi Leon, Misha Mansoor
12:00 – 1:00  JinnriseSohaib Awan
1:00 – 2:00  Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
1:00 – 2:00  America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks
2:00 – 3:00  The Crow – James O’Barr, Director Javier Gutierrez
3:00 – 4:00  My Little Pony Amy Mebberson, Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Heather
                        Nuhfer (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00  True Blood Michael McMillian
5:00 – 6:00  Visual Funk: The Art of Jim Mahfood Jim Mahfood
5:00 – 6:00  Celebrating Gil Kane’s Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition – Roy Thomas,
                        Gerry Conway
5:00 – 6:00  Celebrating Al Feldstein: Mad Life & Fantastic Art – Grant Geissman
                        (*Check out the show exclusives, and Al Feldstein pre-signed sheets!)
6:00 – 7:00  Transformers Chris Metzen, Livio Ramondelli, John Barber, Flint
                        Dille, Joana LaFuente, Mike Johnson, Brendan Cahill

Friday July 19th

10:00 – 11:00 JerichoDan Shotz, Kalinda Vasquez, Jon Steinberg, Robert
11:00 – 12:00 The RocketeerMark Waid, Chris Samnee
11:00 – 12:00 The Hollows – Chris Ryall, Sam Kieth
12:00 – 1:00  My Little Pony Amy Mebberson, Sara Richard, Brenda Hickey,
                        Heather Nuhfer (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00  Cartoon Network Power Hour! Powerpuff GirlsTroy Little
Samurai Jack – Jim Zub, Andy Suriano
1:00 – 2:00  Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham, Luis Antonio Delgado
2:00 – 3:00  Xenozoic Tales: Artist’s EditionMark Schultz (*Check out the SDCC-
exclusive hardcover!)
2:00 – 3:00  ThreeA Presents – Kent Williams, Phil Hale, William Wray
                        (*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00  Zombies vs Robots Prose – Jeff Conner, Mike Dubisch
3:30 – 4:30  X-Files 20th Anniversary! – Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, Dean
                        Haglund, Joe Harris, Joe Corroney (*ticketed signing – See employee for
                        details; also, check out the Chris Carter exclusive cover!)
5:00 – 6:00  Top Secret Project Reveal!  Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc
                        Andreyko (*Check out the exclusive ashcan!)
5:00 – 6:00  Berkeleyworks: From Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 (*Check out the debut of the Berkeley’s new art book!)
6:00 – 7:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham,
                        Andy Kuhn

Saturday July 20th

10:00 – 11:00 Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth
(*Check out the show-exclusive hardcover!)
10:00 – 11:00 Judge Dredd  – Duane Swierczynski
11:00 – 12:00 ThreeA Presents – Ashley Wood, Kent Williams
                        (*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00  Superman:The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies – Dean Mullaney, Sid
                        Friedfertig  (*Check out the debut of the book!)
12:00 – 1:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  - Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik
                        Burnham, Andy Kuhn
1:00 – 2:00  My Little Pony Tony Fleecs, Brenda Hickey, Heather Nuhfer, Andy
                        Price (*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00  The Crow – James O’Barr
2:00 – 3:00  Berkeleyworks: From Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
 (*Check out the debut of the Berkeley’s new art book!)
3:00 – 4:00  Doctor Who Tony Lee, Andy Kuhn, Josh Fialkov, Kelly Yates, Scott
                        Tipton, David Tipton
4:00 – 5:00  G.I. JOE: Cobra Files Mike Costa
4:00 – 5:00 Top Secret Project Reveal!  Walter Simonson
(*And check out his exclusive Rocketeer hardcover!)
5:00 – 6:00 Xenozoic Tales: Artist’s EditionMark Schultz (*Check out the show-
exclusive hardcover!)
5:00 – 6:00  Edison Rex Chris Roberson, Dennis Culver
5:00 – 6:00  Vitriol The Hunter Billy Martin (Good Charlotte)
6:00 – 7:00  Star TrekMike Johnson, David Messina, Scott Tipton, David Tipton,
                        Joe Corroney, J.K. Woodward

Sunday July 21st

10:00 – 11:00  Celebrating Al Feldstein: Mad Life & Fantastic Art – Grant Geissman
                        (*Check out the show exclusives, and Al Feldstein pre-signed sheets!)
11:00 – 12:00  Godzilla – Chris Mowry
11:00 – 12:00 Worlds of Sam Kieth  –  Sam Kieth
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)

12:00 – 2:00  INDEPENDENTS DAY!! IDW Creator-Owned Projects! A murderer’s
Row of talent in one place, all signing together!
Killogy – Alan Robert
Fever Ridge Michael Heimos
The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger Mesch
Angora Napkin Troy Little
Kill Shakespeare – Andy Belanger
Independent Artist – Sam Shearon
Jinnrise – Andrew Huerta

2:00 – 3:00  YOE! Books: Haunted Horror and MoreCraig Yoe, Steve Banes
2:00 – 3:00  Top Secret Project Reveal!  Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc
                        Andreyko (*Check out the exclusive ashcan!)
3:00 – 4:00  Transformers Livio Ramondelli, John Barber, Joana LaFuente,
                        Mike Johnson, Mairghread Scott
4:00 – 5:00  America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks

And check out all of IDW’s amazing panels this year!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman, Thursday, 7/18/13, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 9
<<10:00 nbsp="" strong="">Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman—
A special discussion about all things TMNT featuring TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!  Join Eastman and other members of the IDW Publishing TMNT creative brain-trust, including editor Bobby Curnow and writer Tom Waltz, for what promises to be one shell of a fun and informative time! First 100 guests get a free TMNT comic signed by Tom WaltzRoom 9>>

Spotlight on Dean Mullaney, Thursday, 7/18/13, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 4 
<<1:30 nbsp="" strong="">Spotlight on Dean Mullaney—Join Comic-Con special guest, Eisner and Harvey Award-winner and Overstreet Hall of Famer Dean Mullaney (Creative Director, Library of American Comics and founder of Eclipse Comics) for this Q&A session moderated by Ted Adams (CEO/Publisher IDW Publishing). The subjects range from publishing the first graphic novel for the comics shop market in 1978 to preserving the great legacy of America's greatest newspaper cartoonists. Room 4>>

IDW: Focus on Artist's Editions, Thursday, 7/18/13, 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m., Room: 4 
<<3:30 nbsp="" strong="">IDW: Focus on Artist's Editions—Join Artist's Edition editor Scott Dunbier with Moderator Greg Goldstein, IDW President (with a surprise guest or two) as they give attendees a guided tour of what will be happening in the coming year—including some really incredible announcements, and at least one that will have people saying, "didn't see that one coming!" Plus special giveaways, trivia contests, and more! Original art fans, this is the one panel you MUST attend! Room 4>>

Hasbro & IDW: Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. JOE & More, Friday, 7/19/13, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 8 
<<1:30 nbsp="" strong="">Hasbro & IDW: Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. JOE & More—Secrets will be revealed and hints will be dropped, courtesy the IDW editorial team of John Barber, Bobby Curnow, and Carlos Guzman, plus Hasbro’s Director, Global Publishing Michael Kelly! They’ll be joined by a powerhouse lineup of fan-favorite creators, ready to answer your questions! Room 8>>

The X-Files with Creator Chris Carter, Friday, 7/19/13, 1:45p.m. - 2:45p.m., Room: 5AB
<<1:45 nbsp="" strong="">The X-Files with Creator Chris Carter—Trust No One… but IDW to bring back The X-Files in a big way. This special panel will feature series creator Chris Carter and “Scully” herself, actress Gillian Anderson, discussing 20 years of the X-Files, the new Season 10 comic, and more! Along for the ride will be moderator and Lone Gunman Dean Haglund, IDW’s Chris Ryall and Denton Tipton, and X-Files: Season 10 writer Joe Harris! Room 5AB>>

IDW: The Panel to End All Panels, Friday, 7/19/13, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 4
<<4:00 nbsp="" strong="">IDW: The Panel to End All Panels— IDW’s annual panel extravaganza is back! Come hear what Marketing guy Dirk Wood, CCO Chris Ryall, editors Scott Dunbier and Sarah Gaydos, along writer/comedian/actor Taran Killam (SNL), writer Marc Andreyko, comic legends Sam Kieth, Eric Shanower and Walter Simonson, and writer/editor David Wohl have coming your way next year! Room 4>>

Global Comics – Jinnrise and Beyond, Friday, 7/19/13, 10:30 – 11:30a.m., Room 8
<<10:30-11:30 strong="">Global Comics - Jinnrise and Beyond Moderator Sohaib Awan lead a discussion centered on the challenges and potential stories global myths offer comic fans here and overseas.  Joining Sohaib will be Andrew Huerta (Artist on IDW Publishing's Jinnrise), Tom Taylor (Creator of Gestalt Comics' The Deep and lead writer on DC Comics' Injustice), Alexis Kirsch (Editor of VIZ Media's Weekly Shonen Jump), Wolfgang Bylsma (Editor-in-Chief of Gestalt Comics) and Greg Broadmore (WETA Workshop Lead Concept Designer).  Each attendee with receive a signed copy of IDW Publishing's Jinnrise and other items from our panelists' publishers. Room 8>>

Breaking in to Comics with IDW’s Editorial Team, Saturday, 7/20/13, 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE 
<<11:00 nbsp="" strong="">Breaking in to Comics with IDW’s Editorial Team— Aspiring creators, this is for you! Come listen to a team of IDW editors, including Chris Ryall, John Barber, Tom Waltz and Jeff Webber, as well as some current IDW creators like Heather Nuhfer and Livio Ramondelli, on what they did, what to do and what not to do, and other arcane bits of information and tips on carving out some creative space in the comic industry! Room 28DE>>

Judge Dredd Comics: IDW & Rebellion, Saturday, 7/20/13, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m., Room: 9 
20 years in an Iso-Cube if you miss this one! Join moderator Douglas Wolk, IDW’s Chris Ryall, Judge Dredd writer Duane Swierczynski, artist Ulises Farinas, and 2000AD’s Ben Smith, Michael Molcher and Keith Richardson, along with creator Henry Flint, and more for a drokkin’ good time discussing everyone’s favorite Mega-City One judge.

Spotlight on Sam Kieth, Saturday, 7/20/13, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m., Room: 9
<<5:00 nbsp="" strong="">Spotlight on Sam Kieth—Sam Kieth is one of the quirkiest and most eccentric artist's in comics. His unique art style and incredible drawing ability have won him legions of fans worldwide. Now, in an extremely rare appearance at Comic-Con, you can join Sam, along with his long-time friend and editor Scott Dunbier, as they have an informal gabfest covering the wild spectrum that is Sam's career (Sandman, Wolverine, The Maxx and much more)—trust us, you will not see another panel like this one all weekend! Room 9>>

YOE! Books Presents: Dr. Fredric Wertham & The Politics of Pre-Code Horror! Saturday, 7/20/13, 7:30p.m. - 8:30p.m., Room: 26AB
<<7:30 nbsp="" strong="">YOE! Books Presents: Pre-Code Comics' Worst Horror: Dr. Fredric Wertham!—Join the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe, his pal Steve Banes from "The Horrors of It All" blog, and special guests, for a lively discussion and Q&A session about the comics that gave you night terrors, before the U.S. Senate and Dr. Frederic Wertham shut them down during THEIR OWN reign of terror! Hi-jinx, fun, and thoughtful discourse will abound! Room 26AB>>

IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles & More!, Sunday, 7/21/13, 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Room: 4 

<<11:00 nbsp="" strong="">IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles & More!—Editors Chris Ryall, Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz, and a host of amazing creators like Erik Burnham, Heather Nuhfer, Amy Mebberson, Brenda Hickey, and Sara Richard, discuss the growing slate of all-ages titles at IDW -- including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more.
Plus, free comics for attendees! Room 4>>

And! Join the IDW All-Stars at these other panels around the show:

Digital First Comics: The New Trend, Friday 2:30 – 3:30, Room 8 – VP Digital Publishing, Jeff Webber
Digital & Print: Friends or Foes? Friday 6:00 – 7:00, Room 9 - VP Digital Publishing, Jeff Webber
Rise of the Independents, Friday 6:00 – 7:00, Room 32AB – VP of Marketing Dirk Wood
Comic Book Entrepeneurs, Saturday 12:00 – 1:00, Room 28DE – CEO/Publisher Ted Adams
The Power of Geek: Brands & Media, Saturday 4:00 – 5:00, Room 28DE - CEO/Publisher Ted Adams
Beautiful Books: Graphic Design Saturday 5:00 – 6:00, Room 4 - SVP/Graphic Designer Robbie Robbins

Whew! This is shaping up to be one heck of a convention, and one of the busiest for IDW; we can’t wait to see you there!

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About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; HBO’s True Blood; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.