IDW's Events for San Diego Comic-Con
Thursday, July 20th, 2006 12:51pm CDTCategories: Comic Book News, Event News
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"First, what we won’t be doing is setting up a full booth this year. Rather, we’ll be sharing booth space with Hasbro (#3213), so you can still catch us there. At that booth, we’ll have numerous sets of THE TRANSFORMERS comics, collections of variant and hard-to-find covers, and more, and both IDW staff and creators will be drifting in and out of the booth all day. Now, onto our day-to-day plans.
THURSDAY, JULY 20
IDW Publishing and The Transformers: More Than Meets the IDW
Thursday, July 20, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Next summer the big-budget Transformers movie hits the world! But this summer, you can get an advance look at IDW's plans for their TF comics leading up to the release of that movie, as well as talk about all the other TF titles in the works for 2006 and 2007! Join IDW publisher/ChrisCharger Chris Ryall, along with editor Dan Taylor, artists Don Figueroa (The Transformers: Stormbringer), E. J. Su (The Transformers: Infiltration), and other surprise Autobots and Decepticons who might stop by the panel. Room 4
Yeah, we know there’s a discussion hosted by a supermodel and featuring comics superstar Grant Morrison chatting with Deepak Choprah, but are they going to fill you in on the return of Bob Budiansky to the world of the Transformers? Didn’t think so. See you there.*
*By “see you there,” we also mean “everyone attending our panel will receive a free Transformers #0 BotCon Edition comic!”
Immediately following our panel in the same room will be this:
4:00 – 5:00 PM
The Hasbro Transformers design and marketing teams take the stage to discuss their plans surrounding their Transformers Cybertron, and Transformers Classics lines and answer your questions. Also, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, and DVD cover artist Don Figueroa, will be joining Hasbro to talk about their 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD of Transformers: The Movie and unveil Don’s amazing new art for the DVD release! Room 4
FRIDAY, JULY 21
IDW Publishing: Ideas and Designs 2006
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Learn about IDW’s exciting plans for the next year, including an overview of licensed books such as The Transformers(we’ll recapThursday’s TF panel for folks who couldn’t make that one) and Angel/Spike, as well as a full rundown of upcoming horror titles and some special, never-before-heard-or-seen announcements. Join IDW publisher Chris Ryall, along with editor Dan Taylor, writers Brian Lynch (Spike: Asylum), Shane McCarthy (Zombies!), and Scott Tipton (Angel/Spike); artists Ben Templesmith (Wormwood), Ashley Wood (Zombies Vs. Robots), Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night: Dead Space, and…) John Layman (Puffed, and…), and other special guests for the lowdown on the upcoming slate of books. Room 4*
*And keeping with our theme of rewarding you for sitting in a chair for an hour, we’ll be tossing copies of ZOMBIES!: FEAST #1, the Ted McKeever variant wraparound cover to the first 100 people who show up.
Prism Comics: Evaluating LGBT Material: How May We Help You?
3:00 – 4:00 PM
With more material being published involving LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) characters and issues, audiences and retailers need strategies for encouraging and supporting diversity while providing an environment in which the only surprises are the twists in the plot. Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting LGBT creators, themes, and issues in comics, offers its services in this area to the broader constituencies of the comics community. This discussion focuses greatly on the retail community, addressing the topic of how to get more LGBT-friendly books in your store and how Prism can help you sell them. This panel is the beginning of what is intended to be an ongoing dialogue, with the participation of experts from every aspect of the industry, in order to establish action plans in the quest for greater diversity in content as well as in the customer base. Panelists include Roger B.A. Klorese, president, Prism Comics and founder of QueerNet; Rory Root, owner and operator of Comic Relief, Berkeley, CA; Chris Powell, general manager of Lone Star Comics, Arlington, TX; José Villarrubia, artist and academician; Paige Braddock, cartoonist, Jane's World; Chris Ryall, publisher/editor-in-chief, IDW; Charles Brownstein, executive director, CBLDF; Brian Chase, Lambda legal attorney, LGBT rights activist; and ,b>Roger Fletcher, VP of sales and marketing, Diamond Comic Distributors. Moderated by Patricia Jeres, Prism advisory board member and former director of marketing communications at DC Comics. Room 24A
Then, Friday night, come out and root on IDW at the Eisner Awards:
Eisner Awards Ceremony at Comic-Con
Nominees Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood (Best Short Story nominees for “Blood Son” from Doomed), and Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan (Best Multimedia Artist, Interiors for Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate) will be in attendance. Sorely missed will be Best Limited Series nominees Alex de Campi and Igor Kordey (nominated for Smoke), but we’ll happily accept the trophy for them if they pull off a win. Other FoIDW (“Friends of IDW”) nominated this year are Ben Templesmith (for the Image title Fell) and Eric Shanower (Image’s Age of Bronze, both nominated for Best Continuing Series.
And speaking of Eric Shanower…
SATURDAY, JULY 22
Eric Shanower’s Road to Oz
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Journey down the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz with Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze). Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Ozma, and all the rest cavort through Shanower’s Oz stories and illustrations. Celebrate IDW Publishing’s new compilation of Shanower’s Oz graphic novels, Adventures in Oz, and see the many other Oz projects Eric has created. Room 1A
For more information on the con and a complete convention schedule, click here. And stay tuned to IDWPublishing.com for a post-show recap and photo essay of the weekend’s events, too."