Spend Wonder Con With IDW!
Announcements, Signings, And Exclusives Head To Anaheim
San Diego, CA (April 2, 2015) – Join IDW this weekend in Anaheim as we head to the fan-favorite convention, Wonder Con! Taking place in the Anaheim Convention Center from April 3rd – April 5th, IDW and Top Shelf can be found at Booth #509. The fun begins at the booth on Friday with signings, freebies, and exclusive variants you won’t want to miss out on!
Available exclusively at the IDW booth, the most outrageous convention exclusive of the year, Jem & The Holograms #1 variant cover by Amy Mebberson! The cover can be purchased for $5, limit 3 per customer. And fans of IDW’s Artist’s Editions won’t want to miss the debut of Jack Kirby’s Mister Miracle Artist’s Edition variant, featuring an all-new penciled cover! These will be available all weekend long for $125, limit 2 per customer.
Friday April 3rd
1:00 – 2:00 Transformers – Mairghread Scott
2:00 – 3:00 The Bigger Bang – D.J. Kirkbride
4:00 – 5:00 Orphan Black – Jody Houser, Cat Staggs
5:00 – 6:00 Star Trek/ Planet of the Apes – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Cataclysm – Cullen Bunn
Saturday April 4th
10:00 – 12:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen
1: 00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 Zombies vs. Robots, The October Faction – Steve Niles, Anthony Diecidue
2:15 – 3:15 Orphan Black – Graeme Manson, Jody Houser, Cat Staggs
3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
Sunday April 5th
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek/ Planet of the Apes – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
12:00 – 1:00 The Crow – Kevin Colden
1:00 – 2:00 Transformers – Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
2:00 – 3:00 Jem & The Holograms – Amy Mebberson
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
And join us throughout the weekend at these panels!
IDW Publishing: Focus on Artist’s Editions Friday, 4/3, 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m., Room: 213
Join Artist’s Edition Guru and Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, as he lifts the veil back on secrecy surrounding upcoming Artist’s Editions! There will be announcements, special guests and a rumored special appearance from IDW President (and art lover) Greg Goldstein. This will be a big one. Just like the books!
IDW Publishing & Top Shelf Productions: An Independent Partnership, Friday, 4/3, 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m., Room: 213
The publishing world was rocked this year, with the news that IDW Publishing acquired Top Shelf Productions. Now, join Top Shelf Editor-in-Chief Chris Staros, IDW President Greg Goldstein and IDW Marketing VP Dirk Wood, for a spirited discussion of all things Top Shelf. Announcements, hi-jinx, sneak peeks at new projects, Q&A and more! Come find out what’s changing about your favorite Indy Publisher. Hint: Not much! More of the great groundbreaking projects you’ve come to expect from Top Shelf are on the way!
IDW Publishing: The Best Panel You’ll Ever Attend, Saturday, 4/4, 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m., Room: 213
Join VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, IDW President Greg Goldstein, Senior Book Editor Justin Eisinger, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, Editor Sarah Gaydos and a bevy of special guests for a wild presentation filled with announcements, sneak peeks and Q&A! Think you know what IDW is up to this year? You won’t REALLY know unless you’re in the room for this one!
IDW Publishing: Kids' Comics & More, Sunday, 4/5, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 213
Bring the kids to this one! Come find out what’s happening this year for all your favorite all-ages titles: My Little Pony, Skylanders, Angry Birds, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cartoon Network. Join IDW Editor Sarah Gaydos for sneak peeks at artwork, exciting announcements, but most importantly…Free Comics for everyone under 18!
The TFcon Charlotte hotel block is now available. You can book your hotel room for TFcon Charlotte 2015 by calling the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord reservation department direct at 704-455-8200 or toll-free @ 1-800-EMBASSY and mention TFcon. When booking by phone, please ask for the TFcon rate to receive the discount. You can also book your room via the hotel reservation website at https://aws.passkey.com/event/13797724/owner/45984/home
The TFcon hotel rate gives you:
-Complimentary Breakfast Buffet
-Complimentary High Speed Internet
-Complimentary 2 drink vouchers per day
The group rate is good for October 11th to October 22th, 2015 at the price of $149 per room.
Tsutsukakushi wrote:I was looking around the Discovery Family site earlier today and found this. Figured I'd post the news here, as some of you guys would enjoy seeing this news.
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS SEASON 4
Meet the Rescue Bots - Heatwave, Boulder, Blades, & Chase, first-responder Autobots who, alongside the local Burns family, keep the high-tech island of Griffin Rock safe from disasters. Their mission: to protect, learn from, & work with humans.
About Discovery Family
Since its debut in October 2014, Discovery Family has marked four consecutive months of month-to-month grown in Prime among household delivery[iii], and has grown its viewership by double digits in daytime, attracting children and their parents to Hasbro Studio’s popular animation programming, including MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS.
Inspiring the imagination of kids and adults for generations The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis celebrates 30 years of these heroic robots in TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, opening March 7, 2015.
“Are you an AUTOBOT or a DECEPTICON?” will be asked of visitors entering this unique intergenerational exhibit through giant TRANSFORMERS masks. Inside, children and families will recognize all their favorite characters — from the evil DECEPTICON leader MEGATRON and his archrival, the wise OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOT army, to BUMBLEBEE and STARSCREAM. The exhibit will span the universe of the TRANSFORMERS brand, from Generation 1, which debuted in 1984, to the characters from Hasbro’s newest animated series TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE – giving every member of the family a chance to share favorite memories.
"TRANSFORMERS prove that ordinary things can become extraordinary with an active imagination and great engineering,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “Just when you thought you were looking at a cool Camaro, you realize that underneath the shell is a giant AUTOBOT with a taste for adventure named BUMBLEBEE. We want families to explore how there really is more to the world than meets the eye and as they learn that together, they will share the joy of puzzle solving and discovery.”
It’s a jet, a car, a dinosaur! It’s a TRANSFORMERS Character!
Since the 1980s, the TRANSFORMERS brand has fascinated children and parents alike with heroic AUTOBOTS and villainous DECEPTICONS. Visitors will be immersed deep inside the universe of the TRANSFORMERS brand viewing rare and collectable toys, comics, memorabilia, film props and more!
Prepare to be transported to the future as the exhibit also features the all new animated series, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, set to debut on the Cartoon Network at 6pm EST on March 14th. Visitors will discover all new characters and a fun action-packed storyline in which BUMBLEBEE must return to Earth and lead a rag tag team of AUTOBOTS who must capture a group of DECEPTICONS on the loose.
“We’re very excited to bring the TRANSFORMERS brand to life by showcasing the creativity and innovation behind a brand that’s been in families’ homes for more than three decades,” says Tom Warner, Senior Vice President Transformers Franchise Lead, Hasbro, Inc. “Bringing together fans of all generations, this exhibit celebrates how the franchise has evolved in both engineering and design, and in entertainment over the past 30 years. It’s an exhibit you won’t want to miss!”
Visitors will be amazed by the breadth and depth of this museum exhibit about the universe of the TRANSFORMERS brand, which will feature:
A scale replica of an OPTIMUS PRIME character
A talking 2015 BUMBLEBEE Camaro
Various movie props
Extensive displays of TRANSFORMERS toys
“Become BUMBLEBEE” digital interactive
A large TRANSFORMERS Beast Wars battle scene diorama
Limited engagement display of Transformers: Age of Extinction OPTIMUS PRIME semi-truck
Transformers Rescue Bots preschool play tables
Design studio delights with hands-on experiences as families role play together.
What are the secrets to creating something that can move and contort itself into an entirely different being? Enter the Design Studio within the TRANSFORMERS exhibit and visitors will discover the artistic design and engineering that goes into crafting these beloved characters. They’ll explore how the TRANSFORMERS robots twist and change, and be inspired to use their own imaginations to design, prototype, sculpt and hand-paint their own TRANSFORMERS characters for more exciting stories!
Central Indiana Honda Dealers are the presenting sponsors with support from Pepsi and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.
About The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. For more information about The Children's Museum, visit www.childrensmuseum.org, follow us on Twitter @TCMIndy, Facebook.com/childrensmuseum and YouTube.com/IndyTCM.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews).
TRANSFORMERS, all related characters and ROBOTS IN DISGUISE are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ®2015 Hasbro. All rights reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.
The exhibit design and social media teams at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children’s museum in the world, are excited to share these preliminary design sketches for the upcoming exhibit Transformers: Robots in Disguise™. The exhibit opens at The Children’s Museum on March 7, in partnership with Hasbro.
These sketches are used to convey the overall experience of the exhibit in the early stages of development. They help illustrate the relationship between the displayed objects and the hands-on learning activities. You can learn more at http://www.childrensmuseum.org/future-exhibits, or follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see the latest behind the scenes moments. (facebook.com/childrensmuseum, Twitter @TCMIndy, Instagram @childrensmuseum, #IndyTransformers.)
Enjoy this sneak peek!
Welcome to the Transformers Universe! The exhibit’s entry will ask you to “Choose Your Team,” with featured photo ops with Optimus Prime and Megatron.
Examine Transformers vintage toys and character images, which represent a sampling of the 6,000 characters developed by Hasbro over the past 30 years. This space includes a 10’ Optimus Prime statue from Transformers: Age of Extinction, an Autobot and Decepticon character display, and other interactives focused on the fantasy world of Transformers.
There will also be a display of full-size Transformers fan costumes, including The Children’s Museum’s own Bumblebee costume.
The Hasbro toy design area will allow you to participate in key phases of the toy making process including aspects such as conceptual design, engineering, and testing. Enter an immersive space emulating Hasbro designers at work and watch a 3D printer printing a grey model prototype.
Autobot Central is a facilitated program space featuring hands-on workshops where visitors design robotic creations using some of the same skills used by Transformers designers. The space will also feature vintage commercials and cartoons.
The Become Bumblebee interactive asks visitors to imagine if YOU were a Transformer as you virtually transform into a robot on screen.
PLAYSKOOL HEROES 2015 PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS
Super hero action begins with the PLAYSKOOL HEROES product line, specifically designed for younger kids who are excited for big kid adventures! Based on characters from TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES, and STAR WARS GALACTIC HEROES, these fun vehicles, figures, and playsets are sized right for little hands and include easy to use features. With the introduction of all new vehicles, exciting explorations are right around the corner!
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS
Inspired by the hit animated television series, TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS fans will recognize even more friendly faces as new characters and vehicles from the show are introduced into the 2015 product line. With all new rescue tools and vehicle modes, little heroes will enjoy playing out heroic adventures.
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS products for 2015 include:
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS FEATURED BOT Assortment
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $4.99/Available:Spring 2015)
The bots are armed and ready for action! These figures may be small, but with all new rescue tool activations they’re ready for big adventures! The new a ssortment includes HEATWAVE THE FIREBOT figure
with rescue axe and BOULDER THE CONSTRUCTION BOT figure with a rescue drill. The OPTIMUS PRIME figure with a rescue saw and new recruit HIGH TIDE figure with rescue claw join the assortment in Fall 2015.
Each figure sold separately.
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS RESCAN Assortment
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available:Spring 2015)
The RESCUE BOTS are back and ready to roll! With easy to do conversion, kids can play out exciting adventures with SALVAGE, BLURR, and OPTIMUS PRIME figures. The core cast of RESCUE BOTS are also featured in the assortment: BLADES THE FLIGHT BOT figure in classic helicopter form, the BUMBLEBEE figure in his iconic car form, and CHASE THE POLICE BOT figure in classic police car form. Each sold separately.
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE Figure
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2015)
Roll to the rescue with TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE the FIREBOT Figure! Standing at
10 inches tall, the ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE figure converts to a fire engine form. With a simple twist, convert the ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE figure from bot mode to vehicle mode. The ELITE RESCUE HEATWAVE figure includes a removable ladder and push-activated rescue claw. There’s no adventure this bot can’t handle!
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS MINI SCENE PACK
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2015)
Little adventurers can join in the action with all new figures and vehicles inspired by the show! With recognizable characters and friendly faces, each MINI SCENE pack contains a RESCUE BOTS figure, human character figure and vehicle featured in iconic scenes in the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS animated series.
Sized right for little hands, the mini scene packs include SHARK SUB CAPTURE with BLADES THE FLIGHT-BOT and DR. MOROCCO or TUNNEL DRILL RESCUE with CHASE THE POLICE-BOT and GRAHAM BURNS. Each pack sold separately.
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS HIGH TIDE Playset
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2015)
RESCUE BOTS fans can dive into big sea adventures as they take command of the TRANFORMERS RESCUE BOTS HIGH TIDE Playset! The new recruit, HIGH TIDE, now acts as the new RESCUE BOTS command center for ocean rescues. Load the HIGH TIDE figure into the command center console, then pull up on the lever to help HIGH TIDE assume full command of his ship. When High Tide needs to dive below for a deep sea rescue, press down on the lever, and twist open the hull to reveal HIGH TIDE converted into his mini submarine form! Preschoolers will be amazed at this easy to do conversion. The High Tide playset also comes with a capture cage with trap door and a crane with multiple rescue tools.
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS EPIC FIGURE Assortment
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2015)
Little heroes can join in on epic RESCUE BOTS adventures with the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS EPIC FIGURE
assortment’s newest recruits! Standing at 12-inches tall, the SALVAGE and BLURR figures are ready to save the day! When little ones are ready to begin their mission, open the each figure’s chest to reveal a command center for the two-inch RESCUE BOTS mini-figures (each sold separately)! The new SALVAGE and BLURR figures join the existing collection, which includes HEATWAVE THE FIREBOT, BOULDER THE CONSTRUCTION BOT, BLADES THE FLIGHT-BOT, and CHASE THE POLICE BOT figures. Each figure sold separately.
Company Unveils New Introductions from MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF and More
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will showcase its 2015 lineup of innovative brand experiences at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.
"Following successful receptions at the Nuremberg, London and Hong Kong Toy Fairs earlier in the year, we look forward to unveiling our latest introductions of our consumer-insights led, storytelling-driven brands in New York City, and engaging with customers and fans," said John Frascotti, President, Hasbro Brands. "In 2015, Hasbro will continue to deliver the world's best play experiences with our robust portfolio of properties including our own franchise brands, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS and our partner brands including STAR WARS, MARVEL, SESAME STREET and JURASSIC WORLD."
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews).
© 2015 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
IDW Publishing Makes A Big Move
Renowned Publisher Comes To San Diego’s NTC Arts & Culture District
San Diego, CA (February 12, 2015) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the relocation of their headquarters due to business expansion, in June 2015, as well as the opening of a groundbreaking new comic art gallery. The new offices and gallery will be located in former Navy barracks within the historic NTC in Liberty Station, which is nestled in the Point Loma community of San Diego.
The San Diego Comic Art Gallery will be a unique, new and dynamic space located within the IDW offices, designed to educate and engage the local San Diego community and the region of Southern California with the sequential comic book and graphic arts. The SDCAG will create a permanent home in San Diego as a showcase for this celebrated art form; already so pervasive in pop culture, thanks to the meteoric success of comic-based films, television and entertainment, and already so associated with the San Diego area, thanks to Comic-Con International. With a retail space, a gallery of original art from comics and animation, and actual working artists on the premises, the SDCAG is an entirely new kind of venture. Harry L. Katz, former Head Curator in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress, has been named the curator of SDCAG.
Through events, author and artist appearances, art installations and celebrations, the SDCAG will become a destination to worldwide fans of the medium, and cement San Diego’s status as a Capital of the comic arts, while becoming an integral part of the immediate community. The first installation will be an extensive showcase of the work of Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and local San Diego resident.
“We’ve been looking to make a move for a while,” said Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher of IDW, “We’ve been expanding rapidly, and simply have run out of room. At the same time, we’ve been looking for a space that more accurately reflects who we are as a company. When we started talking with the NTC, it became evident immediately that this would be a perfect fit. And with the gallery, we’re going to be able to show the community, and the world, just who IDW is. This move is the perfect next step in the evolution of our company.”
“The NTC Foundation welcomes IDW Publishing and their creative team to the NTC Arts & Culture District at Liberty Station,” said NTC Foundation Executive Director Alan Ziter. “Their new San Diego Comic Art Gallery will be a great addition to the numerous art galleries and museums already at NTC and we look forward to the creative collaborations ahead. We anticipate it will be a San Diego landmark destination for comic and animation art lovers from all over the world.”
Moving into a historic building has its unique challenges and is being made possible with the assistance of San Diego local area businesses such as Good & Roberts LLC and obrARCHITECTURE inc. Taking 18,344 square feet, IDW will now be the largest tenant in the already vibrant arts district.
After 15 years as a prominent part of the local business community, IDW Publishing is sure to be a more public presence with the move to NTC. The Grand Opening is scheduled for June 1, 2015. For more information on this event, please contact IDW PR & Marketing Manager, Rosalind Morehead.
About NTC at Liberty Station
NTC at Liberty Station is San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District located in historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center in the new Liberty Station neighborhood. With 28 park-like acres and 16 of its 26 buildings complete, NTC is home to nearly 80 museums and galleries, artist studios, dance companies, educational groups, multidisciplinary arts, creative retail and other organizations that showcase San Diego’s creative community and provide innovative experiences for the public. NTC is under the stewardship of the not-for-profit NTC Foundation.
About Good & Roberts, LLC
Founded in San Diego, California in 1979 by Jack Good and Stan Roberts, Good & Roberts (G&R) has always valued relationships and the guiding principle of treating others with respect and integrity. This philosophy was consistently reinforced during the early years of the company when the founders handed out “Golden Rule Marbles” to employees, customers and subcontractors as recognition for demonstrating that principle. As the company grew this philosophy formed the basis of our core values and company culture.
About obrARCHITECTURE inc
At obrARCHITECTURE inc. our desire is to create lasting and meaningful relationships with our clients, our projects and the environment. We are located in the heart of San Diego’s North Park arts district and are actively involved with the local art community. We are a broad-based small, focused firm and believe that each individual team member’s unique talents makes for a dynamic whole that can not only meet, but exceed our client’s expectations. As a small firm we believe strongly in being accessible and flexible with our clientele. With the partners’ wide array of experience, the firm has the ability to take on a wide variety of project sizes and types and can adjust quickly to changes in programs, budgets or designs. Our approach is a collaborative one, working side by side with our clients throughout the entire design process assisting, inspiring and leading our clients in reaching their project goals.
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