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IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon

Transformers News: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 7:25PM CDT

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Our friends at IDW just emailed us to let us know they have announced that they'll be having a special VIP Tour to coincide with BotCon 2013 in San Diego, which just happens to be where IDW's headquarters are located. Here's the scoop ...

IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon

IDW Publishing Presents
A rare peek inside what goes into making comics! The studio is opening its doors to a select few and offering a special VIP tour that is sure to be a memorable one.

Meet with creators, editors, and walk away with more exclusives goodies than you'll know what to do with!

Meet The Creators Behind the Comics!
Featuring appearances by:
  • Livio Ramondelli
  • Josh Burcham
  • Matt Frank
  • John Barber
  • and more!

Tour & Swag!
Your VIP Tour ticket includes the following:
  • Your Choice of a Transformers Red Label IDW Limited book (a $125 value)!
  • Meet with Transformers Artists, including at least one unique sketch!
  • Tour of the IDW Facilities with CEO/Publisher Ted Adams!
  • The Botcon-Exclusive Transformers/My Little Pony Variant!
  • Advanced peeks at upcoming projects!
  • Your name in an upcoming Transformers comic!
  • Q&A session with Chris Ryall and John Barber!
  • Gift bag of IDW comics for every guest!
  • Free shuttle service to and from the botcon hotel!
  • Surprises! Cake! More!

You can purchase tickets for this special event by visiting http://www.idwpublishing.com/viptour/tickets.php. Tickets are $500 each.

The event will be on Thursday, June 27th from 2-5pm Pacific. Purchase Tickets Now!
Credit(s): IDW Publishing
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Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1494162)
Posted by Va'al on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:53pm CDT
We've had news from the people behind the initiative, and more guests have been confirmed for the IDW VIP tour at BotCon! New names are Michael Kelly, Hasbro's Global Publishing Director, and Mairghread Scott, writer for IDW's Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters and the Transformers Prime and Prime: Beast Hunters animated series. You can buy tickets for the event here.

Guests
Meet some of the biggest names in Transformers comics when you attend the IDW VIP Tour! Chat about their experiences, where Transformers are going, and more! Featured guests are:

Livio Ramondelli Artist, TRANSFORMERS: MONSTROSITY
Josh Burcham Artist, TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Matt Frank Artist, TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT: TRAILCUTTER
John Barber Editor, TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE; Writer, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE
Michael Kelly Director, Global Publishing at Hasbro
Mairghread Scott Writer, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1494189)
Posted by Va'al on June 10th, 2013 @ 3:39pm CDT
As a non-news point, I'm jealous of whoever will be able to afford to go to this.
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1494192)
Posted by NicholasPrime on June 10th, 2013 @ 3:55pm CDT
Even with the added guests, $500 is still WAAAAAY too expensive for this. Especially because I already bought either black or blue labels on all the books they're offering as part of the package. Give me a no book/no sketch option for $250 and I'm in.
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1494750)
Posted by Va'al on June 12th, 2013 @ 5:21pm CDT
IDW have just announced the addition of another guest to their VIP tour taking place during BotCon: fan-favourite writer on More Than Meets the Eye, and co-author of Chaos Theory, Chaos and Last Stand of the Wreckers James Roberts! You can buy tickets for the event here.

IDW PUBLISHING is hosting a VIP TOUR of the comic book publisher's offices on Thursday, June 27th—the week of Botcon—and we are pleased to announce that TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE writer JAMES ROBERTS will be joining us via videoconference! James will discuss upcoming plots and answer questions from the tour guests!

James is joining the already-announced guests (all live and in-person): Livio Ramondelli (artist of TRANSFORMERS: MONSTROSITY), Josh Burcham (Botcon comic artist and MTMTE colorist), John Barber (TF editor and TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE writer), Mairghread Scott (TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS writer), Matt Frank (TF COLLECTOR'S CLUB and MARS ATTACKS TRANSFORMERS artist), and Michael Kelly (Director, Global Publishing at Hasbro)—plus an impressive array of gifts, Q&A with editorial staff, and hands-on tutorials on making comics!

For details and tickets, visit http://IDWPUBLISHING.com/viptour

More guests will be announced soon!
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1495204)
Posted by ScottyP on June 14th, 2013 @ 9:16am CDT
Is anyone actually going to this?
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1495230)
Posted by Va'al on June 14th, 2013 @ 10:25am CDT
ScottyP wrote:Is anyone actually going to this?


I know I'm not. Wrong country, too much money.
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1495234)
Posted by ScottyP on June 14th, 2013 @ 10:32am CDT
Va'al wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Is anyone actually going to this?


I know I'm not. Wrong country, too much money.


Yeah, for me it was:

1. Too late being announced, I already got me and my girlfriend set up for the Sea World thing that day long before this was even announced to exist.

2. Too damn expensive - would have to take myself and the gf, that's a damn grand for a one day tour. Sorry.
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1495521)
Posted by Va'al on June 15th, 2013 @ 4:26am CDT
IDW Publishing is just churning out more and more guests for its VIP Tour at BotCon. Newly added is the main artist on Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Andrew Griffith! Check out the full guest list below.

Guests

Meet some of the biggest names in Transformers comics when you attend the IDW VIP Tour! Chat about their experiences, where Transformers are going, and more! Featured guests are:

Livio Ramondelli Artist, TRANSFORMERS: MONSTROSITY
John Barber Writer, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE; Editor, TRANSFORMERS
Mairghread Scott Writer, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS
Josh Burcham Artist, BOTCON 2013 COMIC; Colorist TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Matt Frank Artist, MARS ATTACKS THE TRANSFORMERS; SPOTLIGHT: TRAILCUTTER
Michael Kelly Director, Global Publishing at Hasbro
James Roberts Writer, TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE (video conference call to discuss stories and to take VIP questions)
Andrew Griffith Artist, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE Just Announced!
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1495522)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 15th, 2013 @ 4:33am CDT
wow idw is completely nuts with prices for exclusives :HEADHURTS:
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1496031)
Posted by Va'al on June 17th, 2013 @ 12:40pm CDT
IDW Publishing has announced not one but two more Transformers superstar artists for their VIP Tour taking place at BotCon: Marcelo Matere and Casey Coller!

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The guest list just keeps on growing!

IDW PUBLISHING is hosting a VIP TOUR of the comic book publisher’s offices on Thursday, June 27th—the week of Botcon—and we are pleased to announce that TRANSFORMERS packaging and comic artist MARCELO MATERE and TRANSFORMERS: ALL HAIL MEGATRON and TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE cover artist CASEY COLLER will be joining this can’t-miss event!

In addition to MATERE and COLLER is the stellar host of already-announced guests: James Roberts (TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE writer, joining via videoconference), Livio Ramondelli (artist of TRANSFORMERS: MONSTROSITY), Josh Burcham (Botcon comic artist and MTMTE colorist), John Barber (TF editor and TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE writer), Mairghread Scott (TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS writer), Matt Frank (TF COLLECTOR'S CLUB and MARS ATTACKS TRANSFORMERS artist), and Michael Kelly (Director, Global Publishing at Hasbro)—plus an impressive array of gifts, Q&A with editorial staff, and hands-on tutorials on making comics!

For details and tickets, visit http://IDWPUBLISHING.com/viptour
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1496363)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 18th, 2013 @ 6:35pm CDT
TRANSFORMERS fans rejoice!

IDW PUBLISHING is hosting a VIP TOUR of the comic book publisher's offices on Thursday, June 27th—the week of Botcon—and we are pleased to announce that TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE penciler Alex Milne will be joining this can’t-miss event!

In addition, this once-in-a-lifetime experience boasts an incredible host of already-announced guests: Andrew Griffith (artist of TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE), Livio Ramondelli (artist of TRANSFORMERS: MONSTROSITY), John Barber (TF editor and TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE writer), Mairghread Scott (TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS writer), Marcelo Matere (TRANSFORMERS packaging and comic artist), Casey W. Coller (TRANSFORMERS: IRONHIDE artist), Josh Burcham (Botcon comic artist and MTMTE colorist), Matt Frank (TF COLLECTOR'S CLUB and MARS ATTACKS TRANSFORMERS artist), and Michael Kelly (Director, Global Publishing at Hasbro)—plus fan favorite James Roberts (TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE writer) joining via videoconference!

All that and an impressive array of gifts, Q&A with editorial staff, hands-on tutorials on making comics—and many more great surprises—are in store for our attendees!

For details and tickets, visit http://IDWPUBLISHING.com/viptour

For more info, contact:

Dirk Wood

VP of Marketing

IDW Publishing

5080 Santa Fe St.

San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 270-1315 x123

dirk@idwpublishing.com
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1496419)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 18th, 2013 @ 11:24pm CDT
An artist who started out as a fan........good for him! Go Alex go..........
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1496630)
Posted by T-Macksimus on June 19th, 2013 @ 10:03pm CDT
That would be an amazing event to attend. I'm curious, is there going to be a Seibertron.com member taking the tour and reporting back for us?
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1496669)
Posted by Va'al on June 20th, 2013 @ 3:21am CDT
Oh, that would be amazing! :D

Anyone? Anyone?
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1496822)
Posted by Bullycon on June 20th, 2013 @ 3:23pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:That would be an amazing event to attend. I'm curious, is there going to be a Seibertron.com member taking the tour and reporting back for us?


I'm going. I'll try to remember to take notes, if I'm not fan-gushing myself into oblivion.
Re: IDW Publishing announces special VIP Tour during BotCon (1496830)
Posted by Va'al on June 20th, 2013 @ 3:49pm CDT
Bullycon wrote:
T-Macksimus wrote:That would be an amazing event to attend. I'm curious, is there going to be a Seibertron.com member taking the tour and reporting back for us?


I'm going. I'll try to remember to take notes, if I'm not fan-gushing myself into oblivion.


Oh yes please! Tell us all about the expensive goodness! :D
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