We are honoured to announce that renowned concept designer and illustrator, Emiliano Santalucia, shall be joining us for our inaugural convention!
Emiliano is a concept artist on the live action Transformers movie series produced by Paramount Pictures. He has also undertaken substantial work as a concept artist and toy designer for Hasbro Inc. on various Transformers toy lines including Dark Of The Moon, Transformers: Crossovers, Generations, Robots In Disguise, the fan favourite Combiner Wars and the highly anticipated Titans Return. Some of the toys he has worked on include Generations Rhinox, Rattrap, Waspinator and Metroplex; Combiner Wars Sky Lynx; Titans Return Galvatron, Fortress Maximus and Skull Cruncher to name but a few. On top of his film and toy credentials, Emiliano has also worked on Transformers comics for both IDW and Devils Due.
Despite his amazing range of work with the Transformers brand, Emiliano is probably best known for his association with Mattel's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe brand. He also co-founded The Power and Honor Foundation; a non-profit organisation which exists to collect, archive, preserve, and educate the public about the creative origins of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power. Emiliano's MOTU work covers comics, toy / statue design, art books and Definitive Films' Power of Grayskull documentary.
Outside of these two brands, Emiliano has also worked on other comic book series from Star Comics and Play Press, Image Comics, MVC Creations, Devils Due and IDW (including G.I Joe, Power Rangers) as well as working on various DVD covers (The Real Ghostbusters; Defenders of the Earth; Bravestarr; Blackstar and Hero High).
For a glimpse of Emiliano's work take a look at his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/emiliano.santalucia.artist/).
Emiliano will be signing autographs and selling artwork from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation 2016 – we look forward to seeing you there!
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Hasbro Studios wrote:Hasbro Studios Powers Up for Second Season of Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Autobots and Decepticons ‘Roll Out’ on Cartoon Network in First Quarter of 2016
BURBANK, C.A. - January 13, 2015 - Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today that the popular kids television series Transformers: Robots in Disguise will return for a second season on Cartoon Network in the U.S., which consistently ranks as a top-rated network in Total Day for kids ages 6-11. The latest installment in the global TRANSFORMERS franchise will debut its second season in the first quarter of 2016.
"Transformers: Robots in Disguise continues to be a massive hit with kids across the country, launching with an outstanding debut season on Cartoon Network," said Hasbro’s Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis. "Season two will bring back Bumblebee and his Autobots team for all new action-packed battles, fun-filled adventures and other humorous new characters with vibrant personalities that made season one a hit with kids. We continue to listen to our viewers’ feedback and are bringing back many fan-favorite characters, as well as some great surprises we know kids of all ages are going to love."
Set years after "Transformers: Prime," Robots in Disguise stars the lovable Bumblebee character, summoned by Optimus Prime to lead in a fight to save Earth from a new faction of escaped Decepticon prisoners by assembling a rogue team of unlikely Autobot heroes to capture their new enemies. Season two will see the return of a more confident, battle-tested Bumblebee as the leader of the Autobots, including his teammates Grimlock, Sideswipe, Strongarm, Fixit, Windblade and Drift. Protecting Earth becomes a mighty task as the team prepares to battle against menacing pairs of Cyclone Mini-Cons, who partner with Deployers to unleash the most powerful attacks and wreak even more destruction than ever. Our hero Bumblebee and his team prepare for battle with new power-ups and mini-con allies of their own, as they maintain their mission to protect the planet as robots in disguise. The series will continue to celebrate the continuous underlying themes of teamwork, companionship and the importance of standing up to wrongdoers.
The highly innovative TRANSFORMERS franchise is one of the largest global brands, spanning across television, film, consumer products and digital entertainment properties including gaming, apps, publishing, transmedia events, toys and licensing.
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 and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital 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. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
Hasbro wrote:Dear Transformers fans,
We’re excited to share with you today some news about the future of the Transformers line, including another chance for fans to have their voices heard!
At New York Comic Con last month, Transformers fans were officially introduced to the new chapter in the Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy, TITANS RETURN! The reaction to the new figures and the Titan Master system has been great, but some fans were wondering where the Titans in TITANS RETURN were. We can now officially confirm that TITAN SCALE FORTRESS MAXIMUS will be available in Fall 2016, the first Titan Scale figure in the TITANS RETURN line!
The first ... but not the last! We’re turning to our fans to help us determine which titanic character from Transformers history should be the next Titan Scale figure for Fall 2017. Starting Tuesday, November 24th on the official Transformers Facebook Page (Facebook.com/Transformers), fans will be able to cast a vote for which of the following fan-favorite characters should be added to the line:
- Omega Supreme
Starting today, fans will be treated to campaign-style posts featuring each of the three characters, leading up to Tuesday's official voting post, which will be active from 10:00 am PST to 12:00 am PST. Fans will be able to vote in the comments section.
Additionally, this will be the first Transformers Fan Vote that will include fans from China. Chinese fans will be voting on WeChat, and their vote totals will be joined with the Facebook vote totals to determine the winner, whose identity will be shared with fans in the near future.
In addition to the fan vote, we’re also happy to share with you some new figure images, including new Transformers: Robots in Disguise Mini-Cons, the hotly anticipated Transformers Generations: Titans Return Leader Class Power Master Optimus Prime, Transformers Generations: Combiner Wars G2 Bruticus Series Pack, and the brand new line of Transformers Generations Alt-Modes, featuring classic G1 styling and fun and innovative instant conversions!
Images and information can be found at the links above or below. Please let us know if you have any questions about the Fan Vote or the new figures.
Hasbro Showcases Global Franchises at Brand Licensing Europe 2015
MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS Branded Fashion Lines and the Return of Classic Characters ACTION MAN and STRETCH ARMSTRONG Among New Licenses Announced
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) arrives at Brand Licensing Europe 2015 to spotlight its range of beloved global franchise brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAY-DOH, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS. Named a top 10 Global Licensor by License! Global magazine earlier this year, Hasbro continues to expand its presence throughout Europe with a comprehensive lifestyle licensing portfolio, notably focused on high-end apparel lines that turn the iconic MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS brands into fashionable favourites, as well as broad expansions within its licensed toy & game offerings. A key property on display at the show, the MY LITTLE PONY franchise will continue enchanting fans of all ages with the release of a highly anticipated full-length animated feature film, produced by Hasbro's Allspark Pictures, slated to debut globally in 2017.
"Entertainment and immersive storytelling have been the driving force behind our powerhouse portfolio of franchise brands," said James Walker, VP Brand Licensing, Hasbro Europe. "We're proud to grow our licensing programme across Europe by translating great entertainment into an incredible lifestyle lineup that allows us to bring our stories to life and engage consumers across multiple mediums including entertainment, publishing and even more branded experiences."
At BLE, Hasbro will also unveil several new relationships with leading European licensees across Fashion and Toy & Game categories, including:
SIMBA DICKIE FOR TRANSFORMERS
Hasbro announces a new licensing agreement with Dickie Toys, a Simba Dickie Group company, to develop a line of TRANSFORMERS branded vehicles and playsets that will debut in 2016. The range is slated to include RC cars, die cast vehicles, vehicles with lights and sounds, and themed playsets.
FYODOR GOLAN FOR TRANSFORMERS
Following a successful line of MY LITTLE PONY womenswear, the TRANSFORMERS brand is next to get fashionable as UK designers FYODOR GOLAN swap rainbows for robots and ‘roll out' their latest inspired collection of high-end TRANSFORMERS branded apparel, first seen during London Fashion Week this September.
PHILIPP PLEIN FOR TRANSFORMERS
After Philipp Plein launched TRANSFORMERS branded shirts for men earlier this year, he now translates the TRANSFORMERS brand into a fashion brand for women. These high-end designer dresses include great attention to detail and extravagant applications, including a TRANSFORMERS character made of rhinestones.
MARIA ESCOTÉ FOR MY LITTLE PONY
Acclaimed Catalan designer Maria Escoté announces a license agreement with the MY LITTLE PONY brand, focused on a new fashion line slated to debut during Madrid Fashion Week in February 2016. Fans can discover how she takes the most iconic pieces of the MY LITTLE PONY world and turns them into fashion by following #MLPbyMariaEscote.
MY LITTLE PONY BY UNDIZ
Hasbro's MY LITTLE PONY brand continues to be a fashion powerhouse with its latest release, the MY LITTLE PONY by UNDIZ collection. Featuring retro MY LITTLE PONY designs, the line of underwear and nightwear is currently being sold in over 100 UNDIZ stores and online.
The STRETCH ARMSTRONG toy will once again be pulled to his limits by kids as Hasbro licenses global rights for its iconic toy brand to The Character Group. The hilarious action figure, first launched in 1976, will bring a new round of enjoyment to today's kids with a line of STRETCH ARMSTRONG classic toys to be released summer 2016.
The ACTION MAN brand celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016! To mark the occasion, Hasbro has licensed Art + Science International, a specialist company in developing and launching retro toys, to release five ACTION MAN collector edition figures in June 2016. The range will feature the classic British infantrymen, the skier, the parachutist, the scuba diver, and the footballer, each inspired by the best of the ACTION MAN brand and featuring accessories, gripping hands, a realistic "flock" of hair, and ACTION MAN's famous scar.
STICKLE BRICKS AND MR. FROSTY
Under license from Hasbro, GP Flair re-launches two classic brands in the UK: STICKLE BRICKS and MR. FROSTY. Starting in 2016, a new generation of children will be sticking, stacking, and building their way to developing better dexterity and imagination with the STICKLE BRICKS brand, the perfect first construction toy for toddlers. GP Flair will also re-release the MR. FROSTY frozen slushy maker in 2016, which first became a household favourite when it debuted in 1980.
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 and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital 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. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
Richard Sellers Productions; 10-4-15 TRANSFORMERS HASBRO TOYS New Transformers project wrapped up! I'd received an e-mail from a Senior Designer at Hasbro Toys working on electronic Transformers toys.
They needed a character voice and original sound effects for a new toy! " Decepticons Attack!"
The project entailed creating a character voice for a Decepticon ( A G1 bad guy. If you're a Transformers fan, think "sniveling sycophant with delusions of glory!" Sound familiar? Rick Sellers will be voicing the character based on the original G1 voice actor.
The new talking electronic toy is based on Hasbro's latest iteration of the TF franchise, the very popular Transformers animated series"Robots in Disguise".The animated children's television show airing on The Cartoon Network.
We began the new project just days ago 9-23-15 at Creekside Audio Recording Studios,working with Wes McCraw the chief engineer and owner of Creekside Audio to record, edit, and create all the audio including the voice and sound effects for the toy.
Friday 10-2-15 marked the completion of the production. All the audio files have been sent off to Hasbro! I received a brief e-mail from Hasbro "The files sound GREAT!"
Thank you Sean, Wes,Lisa, Leo and Brando
And of course Chris Latta!
ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. LAUNCHES PLATINUMGAMES’ EARTH-SHATTERING ACTION-BRAWLER: TRANSFORMERS: DEVASTATION
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Oct. 6, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), today released TRANSFORMERS: Devastation. This new third-person action-brawler rolls into battle with Hasbro’s classic Generations designs and developer PlatinumGames’ renowned flair for slick visuals and free-flowing, high-speed combat.
TRANSFORMERS: Devastation moves at a breakneck pace: rocket through danger in vehicle mode before bursting into robot mode to unleash a barrage of close-quarters combos and blaster fire. Tackle the game’s gripping single-player campaign and 50 highly challenging bonus missions with any of five playable heroes – OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, SIDESWIPE, WHEELJACK and GRIMLOCK. Each of these characters can be evolved with new abilities, unique talents and more than 150 upgradeable weapons.
Brought to life with bold, cel-shaded artwork, TRANSFORMERS: Devastation features legendary TRANSFORMERS voice actors like Dan Gilvezan as BUMBLEBEE, Frank Welker as MEGATRON and SOUNDWAVE, Michael Bell as SIDESWIPE, Gregg Berger as GRIMLOCK, and Peter Cullen as OPTIMUS PRIME. As the fates of Earth and Cybertron collide, the noble AUTOBOTS must face off against the DECEPTICONS’ most ruthless champions in an original adventure from veteran TRANSFORMERS writer Andy Schmidt that expands the series’ ongoing Combiner Wars story arc.
TRANSFORMERS: Devastation is now available for MSRP $49.99 on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC via Steam. It is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.TransformersGame.com and www.facebook.com/TransformersGame.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com, or by following @Activision.
About PlatinumGames Inc.
PlatinumGames Inc. is an independent entertainment developer based in Osaka, Japan, dedicated to making high-quality, next-generation games for a variety of hardware platforms. Under the slogan “Taking on the World as the Representative of Japan,” PlatinumGames works hard to deliver fresh surprises and new experiences to gamers all over the world. Official website: www.platinumgames.com.
About Hasbro, Inc.
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).
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IDW Publishing’s 2015 New York Comic Con Schedule
Don’t Miss A Minute Of The Excitement!
San Diego, CA (October 1, 2015) – Next week, IDW is headed back to New York Comic Con and bringing a host of captivating panels, talented signings, and essential exclusives with it! Located at booth #1844, IDW and Top Shelf will be your destination throughout the weekend!
Thursday October 8th
11:00 – 12:00 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Troy Little
12:00 – 1:00 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Larry Hama
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
12:00 – 1:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
1:00 – 2:00 Dirk Gently, Onyx – Chris Ryall, Ilias Kyriazis
2:00 – 3:00 Jem and the Holograms – Amy Mebberson,
Sara Richard, Agnes Garbowska,
Arielle Jovellanos, Rebekah Isaacs
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
3:00 – 4:00 The X-Files – Joe Harris
3:00 – 4:00 Long Distance – Thom Zahler
4:00 – 5:30 King of the Comics: 100 Years of King Features Book Debut! –
Ray Billingsley (Curtis,) Jeff Keane (The Family Circus,)
Patrick McDonnell (Mutts,) Hilary Price (Rhymes With Orange,)
Brian Walker (Hi and Lois)
5:30 – 7:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series – Brandon Auman, Eric Bauza,
Greg Cipes, Ciro Nieli, Rob Paulsen
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
Friday October 9th
11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony – Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard, Jeremy Whitley, Tony Fleecs, Thom Zahler
12:00 – 1:00 The Rocketeer At War – Dave Bullock
1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
1:00 – 2:00 Junction True – Ray Fawkes
2:00 – 3:00 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Troy Little
2:00 – 3:00 The Story of My Tits – Jennifer Hayden
3:00 – 4:00 The Infinite Loop – Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet
3:00 – 4:00 Boy-1 – H.S. Tak, Amancay Nahuelpan
4:00 – 5:00 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy – Mike Johnson, Derek Charm
5:00 – 6:00 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Larry Hama
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – Andrew Griffith, Corin Howell, John Barber
Saturday October 10th
11:00 – 12:00 Killogy – Alan Robert
11:00 – 12:00 Tet – Paul Allor, Paul Tucker
1:00 – 3:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Robert Rodriguez
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Skylanders – Ron Marz, David A. Rodriguez
5:00 – 6:00 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Troy Little
5:00 – 6:00 The Story of My Tits – Jennifer Hayden
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek/ Green Lantern – Mike Johnson, Elsa Charretier
6:00 – 7:00 Judas: The Last Days – W. Maxwell Prince
Sunday October 11th
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy – Mike Johnson, Derek Charm
11:00 – 12:00 The Infinite Loop – Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet
12:00 – 1:00 My Little Pony – Jay Fosgitt, Amy Mebberson, Jeremy Whitley,
Tony Fleecs, Andy Price
1:00 – 2:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Caleb Goellner, Billy Martin,
Paul Allor, Cory Smith
2:00 – 3:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Corin Howell, John Barber
Don’t miss any of IDW’s panels throughout the weekend, either!
IDW & TOP SHELF: The Best Panel of All-Time
Friday October 9 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM | Room 1A10
This is the big one! Join IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, along with VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, and Editor Sarah Gaydos, along with a host of Special Guests, as they blow away a room full of shocked comic Fans. Comic and Celebrity Guests you won’t believe! Shocking announcements! Amazing prizes! Q&A! This one will have it all.
IDW Entertainment: 2016 Sneak-Peek
Saturday October 10 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Room 1A24
Join IDW CEO & Publisher Ted Adams, along with the President of IDW Entertainment David Ozer and a host of Special Guests, as they discuss IDW’s move into the world of television. The recent announcements of Wynonna Earp and Brooklyn Animal Control took the entertainment community by storm, find out all about those projects and more! Announcements! Guest Appearances! Q&A! And maybe just a little never-before-seen footage...
Truthiness is Stranger Than Fiction: New Reality-Based Graphic Novels
Saturday October 10 | 6:45PM - 7:45PM | Room: 1A05
Sometimes comics can be the best medium to communicate about the real world — whether through science, autobiography, or wild adventures rooted in real experience. But working with "the truth" brings its own set of challenges... This fall, four of the industry's hottest graphic novels are rooted in the real world. Now's your chance to crack them open and see how & why. Featuring: Maris Wicks (the goofy and educational anatomy tour Human Body Theater), Derf Backderf (the raucous, stomach-churching garbageman tale Trashed), Jennifer Hayden (the riveting, funny, and wise cancer memoir The Story of My Tits), and Troy Little (the manic graphic novel adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas).
IDW: KIDS Comics and More
Sunday October 11 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Room 1A18
IDW loves comics as much as you do, so come find out what's new for 2016! My Little Pony, Disney, Angry Birds, TMNT, Transformers, Skylanders and more! Want to learn how to make your own comics? Come prepared with questions for the Panel, including Editor Sarah Gaydos and marketing-marvel Rosalind Morehead; plus Writers and Artists of all your favorite all-ages books! Free comics for the kids!
IDW Publishing & Top Shelf’s Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Schedule
Exclusives, Panels & Signings Revealed!
San Diego, CA (September 22, 2015) – IDW and Top Shelf will be at Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 this weekend! Come by Booth #2004 for an exciting convention exclusive and an impressive list of talent signings. And don't forget to look for their two highly entertaining (and informative) panels! Get your schedules at the ready, because you won't want to miss IDW in Baltimore!
Walter Simonson’s Ragnarök: Artist’s Edition Portfolio
Walter Simonson’s Ragnarök Artist’s Edition Portfolio features all 12 covers—main and variants—from the acclaimed writer/artist’s first six-issue story arc. Simonson, an Eisner Award-winning creator of such classics as Thor, Alien: The Illustrated Story, Manhunter and Star Slammers, has returned to his love of Norse mythology in the pages of Ragnarök. Like all our AE books and portfolios, each image has been meticulously scanned and reproduced to the same exacting standards that have made Artist’s Editions the most imitated line in comics.
$40, Limited to 200 copies, 3 per person
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lithograph
Convention exclusive lithograph featuring the stunning interconnecting covers of TMNT #45 through to the landmark 50th issue by Mateus Santolouco.
$10, Limited to 200 copies, 3 per person
SIGNINGS & PANELS
Friday, September 25
2:00 – 3:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
(*Check out the exclusive Portfolio!)
3:00 – 4:00 Transformers – Andrew Griffith
5:00PM–6:00PM, Room 339-442
IDW Publishing: The Big Panel! —This is the big one! Join IDW President Greg Goldstein and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, and along with industry legend Walter Simonson, James Tynion IV, and a host of surprise special guests you won’t believe, as they blow away a room full of shocked comic fans. Shocking announcements! Amazing prizes! Q&A! This one will have it all.
Saturday, September 26
11:00AM–12:00AM, Room 343-344
IDW: The Masters Series: Walter Simonson — Join industry legend Walter Simonson, for the first in a series of special in-depth panels exploring artists and the art they love! Ever been curious about who influenced the best artists in the business? Of course you have! IDW President Greg Goldstein moderates this unique one-on-one panel. Sure to be a spirited discussion about old influences, new impressions, and maybe even a sneak-peek at some of new work! Come early and stay late — Walter will share his great tales of the comic world, and hopefully will have time for a little Q&A at the end as well!
11:00 – 12:00 Skylanders – Ron Marz
12:00 – 1:00 Long Distance – Thom Zahler
1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the exclusive Portfolio!)
2:00 – 3:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition – Mike Zeck
2:00 – 3:00 The Story of My Tits – Jennifer Hayden
3:00 – 4:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition – Don Rosa
4:00 – 5:00 Transformers – Andrew Griffith
5:00 – 6:00 TMNT, Strange Nation – Paul Allor
Sunday, September 27th
11:00 – 12:00 The Story of My Tits – Jennifer Hayden
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony – Katie Cook
IDW Publishing 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; Disney’s classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Zombies vs. Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.
IDW Entertainment launched in November 2013 to distribute productions globally and to develop film and television properties based on IDW's extensive catalog. Three projects are set up: “Wynonna Earp,” a property distributed globally by IDW Entertainment and licensed to Syfy in the U.S.; “Brooklyn Animal Control”, a property created by JT Petty and produced by David Goyer, has a pilot order at USA; and Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis at BBC America. IDW Entertainment’s development slate of properties includes the chilling vampire thriller, V Wars, by New York Times Best-Seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (“Dexter,” “Smallville”); political conspiracy series, Cobb, with writer/executive producer Thania St. John (“Chicago Fire,” “Covert Affairs”); supernatural action series, Pantheon, with co-creator Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”); Wormwood by Ben Templesmith with writer David M Stern (“The Simpsons, Ugly Americans); among others.
IDW also has several active theatrical projects in development. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film; and Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal
IDW Publishing wrote:IDW Teams With Archie Comics To Celebrate 75 Years Of Archie!
Slew Of IDW/Archie Crossover Covers Coming This December
San Diego, CA (September 10, 2015) – Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA horror series, is marking their 75th anniversary in 2016. And to help ring in this monumental occasion, IDW Publishing is celebrating their publishing partner in the form of Archie tribute covers throughout the month of December. Eight different IDW titles will feature variant Archie tribute covers, many of which are illustrated by fan-favorite Archie artists.
“We have a long-standing and wonderful partnership with the great people at IDW,” said Archie Comics Publisher/CEO Jon Goldwater. “It makes perfect sense to team with them to celebrate this epic anniversary and invite so many beloved, timeless properties to the party.”
“Archie Comics’ contribution to the world of pop culture is staggering,” said IDW President, Greg Goldstein. “They publish one of the most important and iconic brands in history and they do it in a way that makes EVERYONE smile. IDW is pleased and proud to celebrate this milestone with these classic characters with covers that pay tribute to Archie’s special history.”
Look for these very special IDW December releases featuring the commemorative IDW/Archie Comics mash-up covers:
BACK TO THE FUTURE #3 by Fernando Ruiz
EMPIRE: UPRISING #7 by Barry Kitson
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #10 by Tania del Rio
JUDGE DREDD: MEGA-CITY ZERO #1 by Francesco Francavilla
STAR TREK #52 by Dan Parent
TRANSFORMERS #48 by Andrew Pepoy
THE X-FILES: SEASON 11 #5 by Robert Hack
ANGRY BIRDS: SUPER ANGRY BIRDS #4 by Dan Parent
IDW Publishing would like to wish Archie, Betty, Veronica and everyone at Archie Comics a very Happy 75th Birthday!
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