San Diego Comic Con 2016 - IDW & Top Shelf Schedule, Press Release

San Diego Comic Con 2016 - IDW & Top Shelf Schedule, Press Release

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 4:29pm CDT

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In addition to the schedules posted earlier today, we also have the IDW specifics for comics panels at San Diego Comic Con 2016 in their official press release for the event! And, not entirely surprisingly, Revolution takes center stage (with John Barber and Mairghread Scott), as Transformers is relegated to a late Sunday one-off session. Find out more below.

IDW & Top Shelf’s Comic Con International
2016 Schedule


San Diego, CA (July 13th, 2016) – With just a week left until San Diego Comic-Con, IDW and Top Shelf are officially unveiling their schedule for the weekend; including incredible signings, and must-see panels. Take note, because you won’t want to miss any of the fun at the booth, or your first look at exciting new projects on the panels!

Come meet a bevy of incredible creators at booth #2743 throughout the weekend, and be one of the first to get your hands on Berkeley Breathed’s new book, Bloom County: Episode XI A New Hope and the exciting prelude chapter to IDW’s huge September event, REVOLUTION!


Wednesday July 20th Preview Night

6:00 – 8:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Freddie E. Williams II, Mateus Santolouco, Bobby Curnow
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 8:00 Bloom County Launch Party! – Berkeley Breathed
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
8:00 – 9:00 Revolution – John Barber, Cullen Bunn, Fico Ossio
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)

8:00 – 9:00 The Electric Sublime Sneak Preview – W. Maxwell Prince
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)

Thursday July 21st

10:00 – 11:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
10:00 – 11:00 Strawberry Shortcake – Amy Mebberson
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!),
Sara Richard, M. Victoria Robado
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
11:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Freddie E. Williams II, Mateus Santolouco, Bobby Curnow
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 1:00 Dirk Gently – Arvind Ethan David
1:00 – 2:00 The Fun Family – Benjamin Frisch
1:00 – 2:00 The Amazing Screw-On Head Artist’s Edition – Mike Mignola
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla – Chris Mowry, Priscilla Tramontano
2:00 – 2:30 The X-Files – Joe Harris, Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon
2:00 – 3:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
3:00 – 4:00 3A Presents – Ashley Wood, William Wray, Phil Hale
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs, Thom Zahler
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
4:00 – 5:00 ROM – Christos Gage, David Messina, Chris Ryall
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
4:00 – 5:00 Revolution – John Barber, Fico Ossio, Brandon Easton,
Mairghread Scott, Aubrey Sitterson
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)

4:00 – 5:00 Love Addict – Koren Shadmi
4:00 – 5:00 The Electric Sublime– W. Maxwell Prince
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
5:00 – 6:00 Locke & Key, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Onyx –
Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall, Eric Shanower
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
5:00 – 6:30 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith, Michael Benedetto
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Back to the Future – John Barber, Erik Burnham
6:00 – 7:00 Samurai Jack, Mickey Mouse Shorts – Andy Suriano

Friday July 22nd

10:00 – 11:00 Orphan Black – John Fawcett, Graeme Manson
10:00 – 11:00 The Electric Sublime – W. Maxwell Prince
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
10:00 – 11:00 Insufferable – Peter Krause
11:00 – 12:00 ROM – Christos Gage, David Messina, Chris Ryall
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
11:00 – 12:00 Revolution – John Barber, Fico Ossio
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!
)
11:00 – 12:00 Dirk Gently – Arvind Ethan David
12:00 – 1:00 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith,
Michael Benedetto
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 1:00 Judge Dredd – Ulises Fariñas, Erick Freitas, Ryan Hill
12:00 – 1:00 Little Nemo, Onyx, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall,
Eric Shanower, Jay Fotos
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!),
Sara Richard, M. Victoria Robado
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
1:00 – 2:00 Street Fighter X G.I. Joe – Aubrey Sitterson
1:00 – 2:00 Yellow Heat: Artist’s Edition Portfolio – Russ Heath
1:00 – 2:00 Strawberry Shortcake – Greg Ham
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
2:00 – 3:00 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon,
Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Beau Smith
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00 Apocrypha Now – Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
3:00 – 4:00 March Book Three Debut Signing! – Congressman John Lewis,
Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:30 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
4:00 – 6:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Bobby Curnow, Mateus Santolouco
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
5:00 – 6:00 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Troy Little
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Disney Comics – Derek Charm, Andy Suriano
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Marcelo Matere,
Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott, Priscilla Tramontano,
Dheeraj Verma,
(*Check out the show exclusives!)

6:00 – 7:00 The Jekyll Island Chronicles – Steve Nedvidek, Ed Crowell, Jack Lowe,
Moses Nester, S.J. Miller,


Saturday July 23rd

10:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Freddie E. Williams II, Mateus Santolouco
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
10:00 – 11:00 X-Files Prose, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry, Jay Fotos,
Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon
10:00 – 11:00 Godzilla – Joshua Fialkov, Chris Mowry, Priscilla Tramontano
11:15 – 12:30 March– Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:30 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
1:00 – 2:00 ROM – Christos Gage, David Messina, Chris Ryall
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
1:30 – 3:00 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith,
Michael Benedetto
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00 Powerpuff Girls – Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman, Derek Charm,
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 March – Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:00 Locke & Key, Onyx, Tales From The Darkside – Gabriel Rodriguez,
Chris Ryall, Jay Fotos
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon,
Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Beau Smith
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00 Bacchus – Eddie Campbell
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
4:00 – 5:00 Street Fighter X G.I. Joe – Aubrey Sitterson
5:00 – 6:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott, Derek Charm, David Tipton, Scott Tipton,
J.K. Woodward
5:00 – 6:00 The Story of My Tits – Jennifer Hayden
6:00 – 7:00 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Troy Little
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
6:00 – 7:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham

Sunday July 24th

10:00 – 11:00 The Rocketeer at War! – Marc Guggenheim
10:00 – 11:00 Amazing Forest – Ulises Fariñas, Erick Frietas, Melody Often
11:00 – 12:00 ROM – Chris Ryall, David Messina
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
11:00 – 12:00 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith,
Michael Benedetto
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 2:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Bobby Curnow, Mateus Santolouco
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 1:00 Bacchus – Eddie Campbell
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
1:00 – 2:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
2:00 – 3:00 Revolution – John Barber, Fico Ossio
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)

2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony – Christina Rice, Sara Richard, Thom Zahler
(*Check out the show exclusive!)
3:00 – 4:00 Tales From The Darkside – Gabriel Rodriguez, Michael Benedetto
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 The Electric Sublime – W. Maxwell Prince
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)

The Top Shelf section of the booth will be filled all weekend with more great creators, too!

IDW Publishing, IDW Entertainment, and Top Shelf will be busy all week long with exciting panels that you simply can’t afford to miss! Before it all kicks off though, don’t miss the cast of Wynonna Earp (Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkely) at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station from 7 – 9 PM.

The Dynamic World of Disney Comics
Thursday, 7/21/16, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 28DE
Disney Publishing Worldwide has long been turning Disney’s popular films and TV series into comic books, including notable series’ Uncle Scrooge, Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, and Donald Duck. Join Disney comics experts as they discuss the highly anticipated release of several new comic books series based on a variety of hit Disney movies and animated TV shows, including Finding Dory, Zootopia, Star Wars, Frozen, Mickey Mouse, and Disney XD’s Star vs the Forces of Evil. This panel will focus on the creative process behind taking Disney’s beloved stories and characters from the film and TV screen to the printed page, as well as Disney Publishing Worldwide’s history of creating comics that resonate with fans of all ages and demographics, setting Disney apart as a comics publisher.

Top Shelf Productions: Live!
Thursday, 7/21/16, 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE
Now an imprint of IDW Publishing, the tastemakers at Top Shelf are busier than ever bringing you their trademark blend of gorgeous art, storytelling charm, and literary sophistication. Join marketing director Leigh Walton and design director Chris Ross for a tour of Top Shelf's latest and greatest. Benjamin Frisch makes a head-spinning debut with The Fun Family, the Lost Mountain Mechanicals blend history with dieselpunk action-adventure in The Jekyll Island Chronicles, Koren Shadmi explores the dark side of digital dating in Love Addict, and much more! Plus: the latest on March, and great news for Alan Moore fans and Korgi lovers...

IDW & The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Present Crossover: Where Comics & Science Meet
Thursday, 7/21/16, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m., Room: 9
Diehard fans know comics aren't just picture books for children and geeky adults. Comics have a long history of addressing complex issues, from science lab accidents to ethics, moral issues and social justice. This panel will look at the art, science and technology featured in some of our favorite comics and answer questions like: How do writers develop the stories? Are they communicating realistic scientific concepts? Could comic writers be predicting in the future of science and technology? Join a distinguished panel of scientists, entrepreneurs and artists and writers from IDW Publishing to discuss the true science behind comics and science fiction.

IDW & Hasbro: The Revolution is Now!
Thursday, 7/21/16, 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., Room: 9
This fall, the Transformers, G.I. JOE, ROM, Micronauts and M.A.S.K. are drawn together and nothing at IDW will ever be the same again! Take a stand with universe-builders Cullen Bunn, Christos Gage, Mairghread Scott, Brandon Easton, Chris Ryall, John Barber, Aubrey Sitterson, David Hedgecock, and Hasbro’s Michael Kelly—and get a free REVOLUTION preview comic, just for showing up!


What Was Old is New --- Again: IDW’s New Formats for Classic Comics
Thursday, 7/21/16, 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m., Room: 4
Join President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein as he brings together the stalwarts (or culprits) of the boom in archival publishing for details and announcements about the latest classic comic book collections! Joining Greg will be renowned comic book historian and editor Craig Yoe, IDW Senior Books Editor Justin Eisinger and IDW Artist Edition Editor Scott Dunbier and one or two amazing surprise guests. IDW is home to some of the most beloved (and award-winning) collections in comics history --- with more on the way --- so if you love the classics, this a must see. Free book for every attendee --- PLUS other giveaways and prizes.

God is Disappointed in You 2: Apocrypha Now
Friday, 7/22/16, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
It's the second coming! Their first book, God Is Disappointed in You, was an irreverent-yet-faithful adaptation of the Bible that got everyone talking. Now, Mark Russell (Prez, The Flintstones) & Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man) are back with a follow-up book, Apocrypha Now, about the stories that DIDN'T make it into the Bible. Some of these stories were forgotten, some suppressed, others were just too freaking weird for the Bible (and that's saying something). Join these two holy heathens for a funny and fascinating tour of what the Bible DIDN'T tell you.

Pop Culture Shark Tank
Friday, 7/22/16, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Do you have what it takes to be the next pop culture startup success? Pitch your best 90-second business plan and you might spark the interest you need from investors, media and fans to take your idea to the next level - or come to watch aspiring entrepreneurs learn from the best. Judges Ted Adams (founder/CEO & Publisher, IDW Entertainment), Suzy Ryoo (Venture Partner/VP Technology, Atom Factory), David Steinberger (co-founder, comiXology) and Maureen Fan (founder/CEO, Baobob Studios VR) will offer feedback, coaching and special prizes. Rob Salkowitz (Forbes) moderates.
*All participants who pitch at this event will receive a free copy of the Raphael TMNT Sketchbook signed by Kevin Eastman!

Star Trek: Five Decades of Comics
Friday, 7/22/16, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 8
A celebration of all the 4-color Star Trek worlds, featuring a look at all past iterations and a chat with many who’ve chronicled the Enterprise crews’ comic-book adventures, including Len Wein, Scott Tipton, Mike Johnson, John Van Citters, and JK Woodward. Moderated by Star Trek editor/supreme commander Sarah Gaydos!

Spotlight on Berkeley Breathed: Bloom County & Beyond
Friday, 7/22/16, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 5AB
In 2015, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed began (without warning!) producing ALL-NEW Bloom County strips—for the first time in more than 25 years! Now, join Berkeley for one of his infamous presentations, focusing on what it’s like to be the last strip cartoonist standing! Presentation followed by Q & A!

IDW Publishing: The Main Event
Friday, 7/22/16, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 4
Come experience the latest from IDW! Join artists Gabriel Rodriguez and David Messina, writers Christos Gage, Arvind Ethan David and Paul Cornell, editor Sarah Gaydos and other surprise guests as they detail current plans, awesome futuristic plans, and much more. Co-moderated by the two-headed monster that is Dirk Wood & Chris Ryall! Prizes, announcements, and Q & A!

MARCH with Congressman John Lewis
Saturday, 7/23/16, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 23ABC
At last... the final chapter is here. Meet the man they call "a real-life superhero" and witness history in the making, as the legendary civil rights icon, US congressman, and #1 bestselling graphic novel author John Lewis returns! Together with award-winning collaborators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, Congressman Lewis has brought his incredible story to new life with the graphic novel trilogy March. Now, join all three creators to celebrate the completion of the saga in March: Book Three — a must-read account of the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the Selma-Montgomery March, and so much more — available exclusively here at Comic-Con for a limited time. Learn how March is transforming our understanding of the civil rights movement, and the powerfully urgent lessons that it brings to new generations today... and get ready to move your feet!

Spotlight on William Gibson
Saturday, 7/23/16, 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
William Gibson is the novelist and screenwriter credited with pioneering cyberpunk science fiction. His Blue Ant trilogy, Patterson Recognition, Spook Country and Zero History, were New York Times bestsellers, as was his most recent, The Peripheral. Archangel, co-written with his friend, Michael St. John Smith, is now being published by IDW. Please join Gibson, Smith, and some of their IDW collaborators for a discussion in Archangel!

The Ultimate TMNT Panel: Shell Games with the IDW Team!
Saturday, 7/23/16, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
As we blaze toward the longest-running TMNT comic ever, come chat with the creators about the ongoing comic, the new Universe ongoing, the first-ever TMNT boardgame, past and future(?) crossovers and more! Featuring the ongoing TMNT braintrust of Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, and Mateus Santoluoco, plus Freddie Williams III, Nick Pitarra and more!

IDW & SyFy Present: Wynonna Earp
Saturday, 7/23/16, 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
By now, the word is out, Wynonna Earp was the TV hit of the Spring! Now, get an exclusive look at the action packed series with the cast and crew! Who is Wynonna Earp? A smoking hot, bad ass demon killer, that’s who. Join stars Melanie Scrofano (Supernatural, Haven), Tim Rozon (Lost Girl, Being Human), Shamier Anderson (Constantine, Defiance), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), Katherine Barrell (Saving Hope) and Wynonna Earp comic creator Beau Smith as they share exclusive footage, behind the scenes peeks, and participate in a Q&A!

Spotlight on Jennifer Hayden
Saturday, 7/23/16, 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., Room: 9
From Underwire to the webcomics S'Crapbook and Rushes to her Eisner-nominated masterwork The Story of My Tits, Jennifer Hayden has embraced a comics narrative that goes beyond the personal to the visceral. An artist, a musician, a wife and mother, a goddess: Hayden synthesizes many roles into a single, distinctive style. Join her in a discussion of how these roles transmute into art. Moderated by Karen Green.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Panel
Saturday, 7/23/16, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 6BCF
Join stars Elijah Wood (Wilfred), Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful), Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spider-man), Jade Eshete (Dead Beat), lead writer and executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe) for a first look at BBC AMERICA’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, a new original series from the producers of The Walking Dead, premiering October 22. An adaptation from famed author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through an insane mystery; crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. @DirkGently #DirkGently

Weird Love: Vintage Romance Comics Come Alive!
Saturday, 7/23/16, 4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m., Room: 26AB
Join Weird Comics Live! Set a date with the Golden Age's romance genre, how it reflected the strange morals of its time and its relationship to today's comics creators and audiences. Craig Yoe (editor of Weird Love comics) leads a juicy discussion with Ben Dickow (guest lecturer, Otis College of Art), Adriana Yugovich (LA Zine Fest) and Kristen Simon (former editor at Image Comics) looking at the role of women in these stories while LA performance group Captured Aural Phantasy Theater dramatically reads from prime examples of this crazy genre.

IDW: KIDS Rule!
Sunday, 7/24/16, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 4
From My Little Pony to Strawberry Shortcake, Skylanders to TMNT Animated and X-Files: Origins to Disney, IDW loves kids’ comics and loves even more the kids who read them! Come hear from the writers and editors of our all-ages fare and then stay for the best Q&A at SDCC, since every question is only open to non-adults! Hosted by Editors Supreme Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow, with Derek Charm, Jake Goldman, and Haley Mancini (Powerpuff Girls), Jodie Houser (X-Files:Origins), Caleb Goellner (TMNT: Animated), Sara Richard (MLP), Tony Fleece (MLP)! Plus prizes for all kids in attendance, too!

Plus, don’t miss the CBLDF auction, benefitting the non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium on Saturday night at the Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire Room AB at 8PM. Featuring a Keynote speech from William Gibson, and live-sketching from Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodriguez!

Credit(s): IDW


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Re: San Diego Comic Con 2016 - IDW & Top Shelf Schedule, Press Release (1805379)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 13th, 2016 @ 9:48pm CDT
No new toy reveals, apparently? Me no like... :(
Re: San Diego Comic Con 2016 - IDW & Top Shelf Schedule, Press Release (1805414)
Posted by Seibertron on July 13th, 2016 @ 10:43pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:No new toy reveals, apparently? Me no like... :(


11am Machinima panel will be the new toy reveals and then throughout the show for the weekend at their display booth and the press breakfast event at 8am 3 hours before their panel.
Re: San Diego Comic Con 2016 - IDW & Top Shelf Schedule, Press Release (1806245)
Posted by Munkky on July 17th, 2016 @ 11:19am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:No new toy reveals, apparently? Me no like... :(

I'm guessing they'll reveal perhaps one or two new toys at SDCC, but then save later reveals for New York Comic-Con in October. That's what they did last year, as far as I can remember the only new toys Hasbro revealed at SDCC 2015 were Victorion, the first couple of G2 Combiners and Voyager Scattershot, and then Titans Return wave 1 was revealed at New York Comic Con a couple of months later. I'm not expecting Titans Return wave 3 to come up at SDCC, they seem to be focusing mostly on the Combiner Wars cartoon and the upcoming IDW titles at this year's SDCC.
Re: San Diego Comic Con 2016 - IDW & Top Shelf Schedule, Press Release (1806477)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 18th, 2016 @ 9:22am CDT
Seibertron wrote:I'm really hoping that's a typo from SDCC for the times for the dual 2pm Transformers panels. Going to be tough to cover both panels that occur at the same time. Hm ...
Whoa, yeah, why would they do that? Don't they know there are TF fans who want to go to every TF panel? Fans of both the comics and the cartoons? That is some really poor planning on their part. :???:
Re: San Diego Comic Con 2016 - IDW & Top Shelf Schedule, Press Release (1807055)
Posted by william-james88 on July 20th, 2016 @ 8:46am CDT
With SDCC at our doorstep, Hasbro has released information on their attendance for all their brands. Youcan find its entirety below.

Jul 20, 2016
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Hasbro to Showcase Its Top Entertainment & Fan-Favorite Brands at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International

Providing Fans of All Ages Engaging Experiences Across the Hasbro Brand Portfolio with Autograph Signings, Special Edition Giveaways and Memorable Photo Opportunities

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is making its awaited return to Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. The company's portfolio of brands will be represented in and around the convention, and will include TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MICRONAUTS, VISIONARIES, PIE FACE and WIZARDS OF THE COAST as well as partner brands including DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S TROLLS, YO-KAI WATCH, alongside STAR WARS, MARVEL'S AVENGERS, DISNEY'S MOANA, DISNEY'S ELENA OF AVALOR, DISNEY'S DESCENDANTS, and more. From new product offerings to sneak peeks at upcoming entertainment, Hasbro will be making its mark at this year's Comic Con showcasing a variety of brand expressions. Aligning with Hasbro's commitment to creating the world's best play experiences for children and their families, the company's presence will be an engaging and interactive experience for all in attendance. From sharing in the magic of friendship with MY LITTLE PONY to meeting some of the designers behind the iconic TRANSFORMERS brand, there will be something for fans of all ages to enjoy.

The following highlights some of the activities for Hasbro's brands and licensed properties happening within the Hasbro booth (#3213) and around the convention. San Diego Comic Con attendees are encouraged to check the schedule posted in Hasbro's information booth each day for updates and to follow @HasbroNews on Twitter for the latest happenings within the booth.

TRANSFORMERS
Phone battery running low on Energon? Fans can "Power Up" in the TRANSFORMERS section of the booth with its phone charging stations. Fans can see some of the awesome new characters and figures across the Transformers Generations, Transformers Robots in Disguise and Transformers Rescue Bots lines. Backflip Studios will also have a game-play station for the latest game in the TRANSFORMERS mobile gaming portfolio, TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS.

On Thursday, July 21st at 11:00 a.m., join members from Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS design teams and creators and talent from Machinima for the Transformers Generations: More than Meets the Eye panel. In this session, fans will get to view never before seen content from the anticipated digital series from Machinima, Transformers Combiner Wars, which is the first installment of the Generations Prime Wars Trilogy, launching on August 2nd. Stop by the Hasbro booth at 12:30 p.m. following the panel for an autograph session with some of the creators behind this new series.

A representation of TRANSFORMERS voice talent throughout the years will also be joining us for the Transformers Animation: Then & Now panel on Thursday, July 21st at 2:00 p.m. Don't miss a chance to see some of your favorite voice actors from TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, along with special guests from the TRANSFORMERS lore. At 3:30 p.m. following the panel, talent will be in the Hasbro booth for an autograph signing for fans in attendance.

Other TRANSFORMERS brand activities include poster giveaways, caricature sessions, meet & greets with NASA representatives, as well as representation from some of our Consumer Products licensees, including Primitive Skateboards, Nice Kicks, Shoyoroll and more.


MY LITTLE PONY
The MY LITTLE PONY brand is returning to Comic-Con this year with the new MY LITTLE PONY GUARDIANS OF HARMONY line, featuring detailed figures based on fan-favorite characters with increased articulation, entertainment-inspired deco, and a wide range of expression and emotion, allowing fans to create more elaborate storytelling through action and adventure based play. In addition to checking out the new product line, fans can also stop by the booth to help spread the magic of friendship by making a pledge to "Friend it Forward" in honor of the International Day of Friendship on July 30th.

See the voice talent from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic at the brand's panel on Friday, July 22nd at 10:30 a.m. for a special sneak peek at an upcoming episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, an early look at the new movie My Little Pony Equestria Girls Legend of Everfree coming this Fall, and more. Following the panel, don't miss the opportunity to meet the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic voice talent for an autograph signing at 12:00 p.m. in the Hasbro booth.

Other exciting MY LITTLE PONY brand booth activities include an autograph signing with The Wonderbolts Handbook author, Brandon T. Snider on Thursday, July 21st at 11:30 a.m., and a live drawing session with MY LITTLE PONY IDW artists Tony Fleecs and Agnes Garbowska on Sunday, July 24th at 12:30 p.m.

STAR WARS
Following the success of STAR WARS: The Force Awakens and in anticipation of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releasing on December 16, 2016, STAR WARS fans will be eager to stop by Hasbro's Comic-Con booth for exciting reveals and hands-on product experiences.

Join members of the Hasbro STAR WARS team for a panel on Friday, July 22nd at 12:00 p.m. to discuss the popular product line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro's latest action figure offerings, and word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveals. Following the panel, fans can swing by the Hasbro booth at 1:30 p.m. to check-out the Hasbro design team in action as they begin the sketch for the 2016 Black Series fan vote winning figure. And don't miss the opportunity to pose in the booth wearing your favorite Star Wars cosplay and post your photo on Twitter using #HasbroSWCosplay for a chance to win the convention exclusive STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES Figure.

Other exciting STAR WARS activities you won't want to miss include poster giveaways, cosplay contests and STAR WARS Bladebuilders lightsaber training sessions.

MARVEL
It's a big year for the Marvel Universe with the release of Captain America: Civil War and the 75th anniversary of Captain America. In celebration, fans can pose like the first avenger in a life-sized Marvel Legends action figure package, complete with Hasbro's Marvel Legends Captain America 75th Anniversary Metal Shield. Fans who share a photo of their heroic pose using #HasbroCap75th on Twitter or Instagram will be entered into the Marvel Legends Shield-a-Day Giveaway for a chance to take home their very own Marvel Legends Captain American 75th Anniversary Metal Shield.

Hasbro's Marvel team will also be hosting a panel on Saturday, July 23rd at 4:00 p.m. to talk about the latest and greatest additions to the Marvel Legends line and share some exciting reveals of figures to come in 2017.

MAGIC: THE GATHERING
Be on the lookout for the powerful Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker character that will be roaming the Hasbro booth floor. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet with the talented creators behind Wizards of the Coast and Magic: The Gathering during autograph sessions with designers Mark Rosewater and James Wyatt. Stop by the Hasbro booth or follow @HasbroNews on Twitter for details.

PIE FACE
Hasbro has teamed up with Cartoon Network to bring the hilarious PIE FACE game to Comic-Con. Fans can visit the Petco Park Interactive Zone where Cartoon Network will host a PIE FACE experience with a larger-than-life game, trivia, prizes and of course, whipped cream. The PIE FACE activation will run Thursday, July 21st through Saturday, July 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 24 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

YO-KAI WATCH
The YO-KAI WATCH brand and mischievous Yo-kai are headed to Comic-Con for the first time this year. Fans can learn all about the phenomenon in three different locations throughout the show: the Hasbro booth at the Convention Center, the YO-KAI WATCH booth at Petco Park and the Play Nintendo Family Lounge at the Marriot Marquis & Marina.

In the Hasbro booth at the Convention Center, fans can get a sneak peek at the full line up of Hasbro's YO-KAI WATCH toys, including Season 2 products such as the new YO-KAI WATCH Model Zero and Yo-Motion Yo-kai Medals that bring Yo-kai characters to life in a new way.

Additionally, in the Hasbro Booth, join members of the Hasbro Gaming team for hands-on demonstrations of the new YO-KAI WATCH Trading Card game on Friday, July 22nd at 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 23rd at 5:00 p.m. Exclusive San Diego Jibanyan YO-KAI WATCH Trading Cards will be given away during these sessions.

In the Play Nintendo Family Lounge, fans can try out the upcoming YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls video games. Other popular Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles will also be playable. The Play Nintendo Family Lounge is open Thursday, July 21st - Sunday July 24th. Also, on Friday, July 22nd at 3:00 p.m., Actors Alicyn Packard, J.W. Terry and Melissa Hutchison, who provide the voices for Jibanyan, Whisper and Komasan, respectively, in the YO-KAI WATCH video game and animated TV series, will be conducting a Q&A session, doing live voice demos and a table read of a scene from Season 2 of the animated TV series.

At Petco Park, fans can experience all the excitement of the YO-KAI WATCH brand at the YO-KAI WATCH Booth. Look for the giant Jibanyan to find YO-KAI WATCH character face painting, see demos of Hasbro's YO-KAI WATCH toys and new trading card game, try Nintendo's 3DS YO-KAI WATCH 1 and a new mode, "Blasters" from YO-KAI WATCH 2. Fans can also play the YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble mobile game, screen new episodes of the YO-KAI WATCH animated series and join Jibanyan for dance parties and photos. The YO-KAI WATCH Booth at Petco Park runs Thursday, July 21st through Sunday, July 24th.

About Hasbro
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 consumer product 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).

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

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