Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JOHN GREEN TO BE HONORED WITH THE “VISIONARY AWARD” AT “mtvU FANDOM AWARDS” AND “MTV FAN FEST” DURING COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO


BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JOHN GREEN TO BE HONORED WITH THE “VISIONARY AWARD” AT “mtvU FANDOM AWARDS” AND “MTV FAN FEST” DURING COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO
Stars Channing Tatum and Diego Luna to Introduce an Exclusive First Look of the Animated Feature Film “The Book of Life” and Chloe Grace Moretz to Present an Exclusive Clip from the Feature Film ”If I Stay”
Stellar List of Presenters Includes Jenna Dewan Tatum, Kellan Lutz, Rob Riggle, Dan Harmon, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, Orlando Jones, Retta, Steven Yeun, Molly Tarlov, Michael Willet and Nathan Kress Along with Special Surprise Appearances

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment at San Diego Comic-Con

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Unveils Robust Line-Up of
Film and Television Favorites at San Diego Comic-Con

Get Your Exclusives Before They’re Gone at Fox Booth #4229

 WHAT: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing an extensive showcase of Comic-Con exclusives and fan favorites to San Diego for 2014 including:

●PLANET OF THE APES: CAESAR’S WARRIOR COLLECTION ○ Be the first to pre-order this 4-disc limited-edition collection at a special Comic-Con price featuring RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD packaged in a fiercely lifelike replica bust of Caesar wearing his tribal war paint. Designed by WETA, the special effects masters responsible for bringing Caesar to life on film, this must-own collection also includes an all-new 32-page booklet “Planet of the Apes: Building an Icon” that explores WETA’s creation of the Caesar replica, four battle-ready ape collectible character cards and hours of special features. Available this Holiday season.

● THE FAULT IN OUR STARS ○ Get your SDCC exclusive collectible mini-poster when you pre-order THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Blu-ray.

● SONS OF ANARCHY THE COLLECTOR SET ○ Catch up on the complete F/X series with a special branded lanyard containing video clips from all seasons and pre-order the complete series box set featured in a customized recreation of the iconic SAMCRO clubhouse table.

● HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: THE WHOLE STORY ○ Pre-order the whole story at Comic-Con and receive a collectible poster replica of the print Josh Radnor commissioned for the cast and crew of “How I Met Your Mother” in celebration of the series finale featuring call backs and references to all nine seasons of the show.

● 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY ○ Fans that pre-order Jack Bauer’s latest adventure will receive the collectible comic “24: Underground” from IDW publishing

● AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN ○ Celebrate the Emmy® nominated mini-series release of the F/X horror anthology with your very own Voodoo Doll from Marie Laveau when you pre-order.

 ● FARGO SEASON ONE ○ Pre-order the FX hit mini-series that received 18 Emmy® nominations and get an exclusive Fargo knit beanie while supplied last

● FOX & MGM COMIC-CON 2014 EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY PACKAGING ○ Each title includes a matching and numbered limited edition lithograph ○ Sci-Fi: ALIEN, THE FLY (1958) and ROBOCOP (1987) ○ Comedy Classics: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and THE PRINCESS BRIDE ○ Cult: FIGHT CLUB, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS and EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

● THE TERMINATOR ○ Purchase the Blu-ray in honor of the 30th anniversary of this iconic film and receive an exclusive La Boca-designed poster.

 ● MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN ○ Unleash the fun and pick up a limited pop vinyl figurine of Mr. Peabody or Sherman when you pre-order this hilarious comedy-adventure from DreamWorks Animation.

● HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 ○ Get the official SDCC 2014 edition “Toothless” battle figurine available for purchase; pre-order DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 and receive the collectible “Toothless” battle figurine as a gift with purchase.

WHERE: Booth #4229 – Twentieth Century Fox, Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center

WHEN: Wednesday, July 23 – Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nerdist Industries Announces the first-ever Nerdist Laser Tag at SDCC

Nerdist Industries Announces the first-ever Nerdist Laser Tag featuring Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with 2K and Gearbox


July 21 2014 – Burbank, CA – Lock and load and prepare to have your faces melted by fun, suckerbutts. Nerdist Industries, the multi-platform creator of genre and popular culture content, announces its lineup at San Diego Comic-Con today. Nerdist is primed to make a major impact in San Diego this year, teaming up with 2K and Gearbox Software for the first-ever Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Laser Tag at Petco Park.

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT'S Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME @ SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT HAS PLENTY TO OFFER FANS AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

Attendees Can Get into Character with Personalized
Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Token Cards, Duel a Master and Purchase an Exclusive Game Mat

Preview Mondo's Very First Toys at SDCC

A GIANT, TURTLES AND A MASTER
HERALD A NEW LINE OF COLLECTIBLES
 
Exclusive Comic-Con Preview for
Mondo's Very First Toys
 
Austin, TX - Monday, July 21, 2014 - Mondo is doing toys! The launch of figures for The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Alfred Hitchcock are Mondo's first foray into toy collectibles, with the subjects and diversity of design reflecting Mondo's unique passions. The initial offerings include replicas as well as toys from artist-based designs, which can be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con in Mondo's booth (#835).

Toys join Mondo's growing list of pop culture passions in posters, vinyl, gallery events, VHS and apparel. "I am so pumped to announce toys! We've been working on this in secrecy for a year and now it's time to let you guys know about it. We'll be focusing on existing properties that we love as well as working with artists to bring their own creations to life. This is a new area for us, but I resist the term 'expansion' since the goal for Mondo has always been to be a place where artists and designers can work to have their visions realized, whether that's through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or now toys," said Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael.

HER UNIVERSE Releases Lookbook for San Diego Comic-Con International

HER UNIVERSE Releases Lookbook for
San Diego Comic-Con International
Free Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Slap Bracelet with every purchase at the Her Universe Booth

ComiXology's Comic-Con 2014 Signings, Giveaways and More

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014:

“Take Comics Further” with ComiXology
July 23rd – 27th
Booth #2547

Come celebrate with comiXology at Comic-Con International as they give away $10,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content, host 8 panels where they will not only make and break news but also giveaway a handful of Kindle Fire HD and HDX devices, put a new graphic novel on sale every day for 45 cents, have art card signings at their booth all show long and even have an appearance by author George R.R. Martin!

Bif Bang POW! & Warner Bros. Announce New Mike Tyson Mysteries Collectibles

BIF BANG POW! ANNOUNCES NEW LICENSING DEAL WITH WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND WARNER BROS. ANIMATION FOR MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES™ COLLECTIBLES

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 21, 2014) - World-renowned manufacturer Bif Bang Pow! has announced a new partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products with Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), to release a series of new products from the upcoming animated comedy series Mike Tyson Mysteries™, which is premiering this fall on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. 

Bif Bang Pow! is proud to add the Mike Tyson Mysteries collection of action figures to its ever-expanding lineup of iconic products. Bif Bang Pow! will debut a Mike Tyson Mysteries Mike Tyson with Boxing Gloves 8-Inch Action Figure Convention Exclusive at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, July 23-27, at the Entertainment Earth booth (2343).

SKYLANDERS "GOES DARK" AT COMIC-CON® INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO

TTENTION FOOLISH HUMAN FOOLS!

 SKYLANDERS "GOES DARK" AT COMIC-CON® 
INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO

Skylanders Trap Team™ Dark Edition Featuring Ultimate Kaos Trap Debuts

Activations Include Consumer Hands-on Gameplay, 
First-Ever Skylanders Comic Book Unveiling

Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger Family's First Comic-Con

Batman’s uncredited co-creator Bill Finger died 40 years ago and never got to attend San Diego Comic-Con. In celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary and what would have been Finger’s 100th birthday, Comic-Con International is bringing his only living descendants, special guest Athena Finger and her son Benjamin, to the con for the very first time. Athena will speak on convention panels to share about her grandfather, his work, and the ongoing push to get him the recognition he deserves. A “Credit Bill Finger” Facebook page, presently emphasizing the need for the TV series GOTHAM to acknowledge the man who named Gotham City, is but one of the many ongoing efforts.

Born two years after Bill died and only 15 when her father, Bill’s only son Fred, left this world as well, Athena grew up facing peers and even schoolteachers who thought she was lying about her grandfather’s importance, so she learned to keep quiet about what should have been a wonderful thing to share. Publicly, Bill Finger was thought to have no descendants left until Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of BILL THE BOY WONDER: THE SECRET CO-CREATOR OF BATMAN, discovered her in 2007 while researching his book on Bill. Since then, she has slowly made herself known to comicdom, although without ever attending her first comic-con until BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY author Dr. Travis Langley started THE CAPE CREATOR campaign to create a tribute for Bill in time for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Following a successful Kickstarter effort, Athena has followed a journey of discovery, meeting with some of the few people left alive who could tell her more about the grandfather she never knew. Even though she has been without a computer since hers died months ago, she stays active online with a very busy phone. Athena Finger lives in Florida with her son and teaches math at Broward College.

Athena and Benjamin will speak on two panels, meet and greet fans in the autograph area, and make a special appearance at Friday evening’s Bill Finger Awards ceremony.

Panel descriptions, signing schedule, image links, and contact information appear below.

PANEL DESCRIPTIONS:

Thursday 11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Bill Finger, the Co-Creator of Batman—2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the movie Batman, the 50th anniversary of Batman's "New Look," the 75th anniversary of Batman's debut, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bill Finger, the Caped Crusader's uncredited co-creator. Not only did Bill Finger breathe life into Batman, Robin, Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, Gotham City, and one fantastic villain after another, he co-created bat-free icons such as Green Lantern, Wildcat, and Lana Lang. Bill's only living descendants Athena Finger (The Cape Creator: A Tribute to Bill Finger) and her son Benjamin invite you to celebrate the life and achievements of the man who first put the dark in the Dark Knight. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) moderates a bat-tastic panel, featuring Bob Kane's biographer Tom Andrae (Batman and Me), writer Mark Evanier (Bill Finger Awards), actress Lee Meriwether (Batman: The Movie's Catwoman), author Marc Tyler Nobleman (Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman), and Cartoons Arts' Jens Robinson (son of Joker co-creator Jerry Robinson), plus special messages from legends like Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, and DC's last surviving Golden Age artist, Wildcat co-creator Irwin Hasen.

Friday 2:30-3:30 Comics Arts Conference #8: Who Created Batman?—Who really created Batman? Was it the Caped Crusader’s officially credited creator, Bob Kane, or was it his secret collaborator, Bill Finger? What did editor Vince Sullivan, artist Jerry Robinson, writer Gardner Fox, and others contribute when first shaping Batman mythos from the Dark Knight’s debut in 1939 until he gained a young crime-fighting partner, a clownish arch-foe, and a feline femme fatale one year later? Pulling from interviews, biographies, personal communications, and external evidence, experts conduct a forensic investigation into this question of historical, cultural, and ethical importance. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) asks Tom Andrae (Batman & Me), Athena Finger (The Cape Creator: A Tribute to Bill Finger), Marc Tyler Nobleman (Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman), Denny O’Neil (Batman), Brad Ricca (Super Boys), Jens Robinson (CartoonArts International), Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art), Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight films), and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (granddaughter of DC Comics’ founder) the basic question: Who built the bat? Room 26AB

SIGNING SCHEDULE:

Athena Finger and Dr. Travis Langley will sign or simply meet and greet fans in the main autograph area, with appearances by fellow authors and other Golden Age creators’ granddaughters.

Thursday AA20 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Friday AA21 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Saturday AA21 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Sunday AA21 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Munky King's SDCC 2014 Signing Schedule

Munky King has announced their SDCC 2014 signing schedule.
Note that artists will only be signing their exclusives during these times. All other items or sketchbooks are up to the artist's discretion after the signing times are over. Times are subject to change.

LUKE CHUEH: BITCH GOLDEN FLEECE / BEAR PILLOW
Thursday 11-1pm

JOE LEDBETTER: LAVA MONKEY
Friday 11-1pm

ROCOM
Saturday 11-1pm

Luke Chueh's BITCH "Golden Fleece" Edition SDCC 2014 Exclusive

Luke Chueh's BITCH "Golden Fleece" Edition SDCC 2014 Exclusive will be released at Munky King's Booth #4851. Limited to 200pcs.
"Based on his original painting of the same name, the Golden Fleece edition features a hand-crafted mirror chromed fleece and striking matte black wolves"

Munky King's 7th Annual SDCC Party

Munky King announced their 7th Annual SDCC Party which will be held at the BASIC urban kitchen & bar in San Diego on July 24th from 9PM-1AM.  There you will witness the Versus II Art Battle. Who will win this year? Get there early for a free goodie bag provided by 3D Retro.

DKE Toys Bill McMullen's AD-AT Customs for SDCC 2014

DKE Toys announced another SDCC 2014 Exclusive which is Custom AD-AT 3 3/4" scale by Bill McMullen. Edition of 10 and will cost $650.
Over 2 feet tall!!
Includes carded 3 3/4” Joystik AD-AT Driver Figure
Signed Custom Storage Box

Kidrobot SDCC 2014 Exclusives

As many of you all know by now, Kidrobot will not have a booth at SDCC this year. They will have a few exclusives at various booths at SDCC. First up, the Nickelodeon Booth #4113 will have the exclusive con colorways of the TMNT 7'' Bebop & Rocksteady.

Pick up the Marvel Rocket Raccoon 7" Vinyl Labbit designed by Frank Kozik and you can purchase it from Frank Kozik (booth #5051) himself and get it signed if you wish.

Be one of the first ones to own The Floral Pleasure Bot. A new re-designed body by Tristan Eaton. The Floral Pleasure Bot will make its first appearance at SDCC and can be picked up at Rotofugi's Booth #5248, Bait's Booth #4949 and the Fugitive Toys Booth #601.