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
With two weeks left to Roll Out Roll Call, The UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Show we still have many announcements to come and look forward to, including the first appearance at the show of Guido Guidi, flying over from Italy, Guido has helped contribute to many Transformers projects, including the awesome Transformers: Devastation game from Activision.
For more than 30 years transformation has been a staple part of the pop cultural landscape in the shape of ‘Transformers’ a toy and movie franchise, born in 1984 which grew from Japanese designed Takara toys, rebranded and distributed in the USA as Transformers.
JaguarShoes Collective believe that this design practice is long overdue some well deserved admiration and celebration. Therefore we will be hosting a talk and Q&A on 24th September alongside an exhibition of work by prop and toy designer Alexander Kubalsky.
An accomplished product designer Alex specialises in the art of Transformable design and is commissioned by numerous commercial clients inc. Hasbro, Warner Films and many other multinational toy and film franchises.
We are honoured to announce Paul Eiding as the first guest for TFNation 2016.
To those of us at TFNation, Paul is best known as the voice of the brilliant scientist Perceptor in the original Transformers series and Transformers: The Movie. It is fitting that Paul is joining us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Transformers: The Movie.
With a career that spans four decades, Paul's acting credits include Grandpa Max in the Emmy Award-winning Ben 10, Colonel Roy Campbell in the Metal Gear Solid series, Septimus Signus and Galmar Stone-Fist in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Chichiyaku in the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, as well as many roles on Prime Time US TV, including ER, The West Wing, Grey's Anatomy,Cheers and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
We are thrilled to have Paul Eiding with us for our inaugural convention. Join us in Birmingham between Friday 19th and Sunday 21st August 2016 to be a part of TFNation.
EXCLUSIVE: It’s pencils down for the Transformers Writers Room; the experiment has concluded and the early results are in. Akiva Goldsman has walked away with a concrete blueprint to write a Transformers sequel for Mark Wahlberg to star in for Michael Bay to direct, with production starting in June. Ant-Man scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari will head off and write an animated feature, an origin story that focuses on Cybertron, the planet from which the good and bad Transformer robots hail.
We are very pleased to announce Flint Dille as a guest at TFcon Charlotte 2015. Flint is a writer and story editor who wrote episodes for numerous Sunbow Productions in the 1980s, including G.I. Joe, Inhumanoids, Visionaries, and The Transformers. As a story editor on the original Transformers cartoon, he was responsible for approving and supervising the writing of scripts, as well as maintaining continuity, and developing the origin of the Transformers. He is also the co-writer of IDW’s The Transformers: Autocracy and its two follow-up series, Monstrosity and Primacy.
Appearing for the first time at Roll Out Roll Call, The UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Show it gives me a great pleasure to announce our next guest, Pete Sinclair.
Pete is the Senior Marketing Manager for Fun Publications. One of his main duties is the marketing of both the Transformers Collectors' Club (Official) and G.I. Joe Collectors' Club along with the Official conventions BotCon (Official) and GIJoeCon (Official). When it comes to Transformers fiction and other print offerings, he also works as the editor for the Transformers Collectors’ Club Magazine and the managing editor for both Fun Pub Comics titles “Transformers: Timelines” and “G.I. Joe VS Cobra”. He may have worked on a story here or there as well. Lastly, he has had a hand in the product development of over 150 Transformers exclusives, including this years hit TFSS 4.0 offering.
Pete will give fans the opportunity to learn more about each Club, and their respective projects and products, don't miss out on this first UK appearance, book your ticket now
HEADS UP: The link to the two auctions for the signed prints are here;
For Print 0/200 go to http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2F171907839687%3C%2Fa%3E
For Print 1/200 go to http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2F171907840828%3C%2Fa%3E
Those links are for the UK eBay site. If you want to find them on the US eBay site or any others do a search for 'Signed Limited Edition Transformers lithographic print' it will list them both.
Both of the prints in the auction are signed by all the attending guests at this years AutoAssembly.
Thanks to one and all.
ALL proceeds to Make-A-Wish UK
TFcon is happy to welcome Brendan Cahill to TFcon Charlotte. Fans will recognize his art from various issues of both Transformers ongoing #21, #25, #27, #29, Robots in Disguise #7, 2012 Annual and More than Meets the Eye #12, #27 and #40.
He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.
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