SDCC ’13 – Entertainment One & SyFy Bring Hit Show Haven

Haven Celebrates Its Biggest Presence at SDCC – Including an Opening Night Party, First-Ever Panel, Nerd HQ Appearance, #DiscoverHaven Scavenger Hunt And More –
Along with the Announcement of the 16-Page Comic Book “Haven: After the Storm,” Which Will Be Exclusively Available Inside the Haven Complete Third Season
Blu-ray & DVD Release, Arriving in Stores September 3, 2013

Entertainment One (eOne) is proud to reveal the full schedule of activities and events for the hit Syfy series Haven at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2013. Returning to the world’s largest fan convention for its third consecutive year, Haven is poised to take San Diego by storm with its biggest presence ever at SDCC – all in anticipation of the series’ eagerly-awaited fourth season, which will premiere Friday, September 13th at 10 PM (ET/PT) on Syfy.

137Perfectly timed for San Diego Comic-Con, eOne announces the creation of “Haven: After the Storm,” a 16-page comic book that will be exclusively available as a special added-value bonus inside the North American Blu-ray and DVD release of Haven: The Complete Third Season, which arrives in stores September 3. Featuring an original story by Nick Parker from the Haven writing team, the comic picks up immediately following Season 3’s dramatic cliffhanger and provides the perfect bridge to the events surrounding this coming season’s premiere episode. “Haven: After the Storm” features pencils and inks by Steve Ellis (The Only Living Boy, The Walking Dead: Dead Reckoning) and cover art by Scott Hampton (Batman, Hellboy). The comic was facilitated by Quixotic Transmedia and edited by Quixotic’s CEO Joe LeFavi (Immortals: Gods and Heroes).

San Diego Comic-Con will also mark the debut of the Haven Season 4 social media blitz. Fans are encouraged to “Like” Haven on Facebook (facebook.com/Haven) and “Follow” The Haven Herald’s Vince (@VinceHaven) and Dave (@DaveHaven), while using the new Twitter hashtag, #DiscoverHaven, to find out the latest Haven #SDCC news and updates.

eOne’s Haven San Diego Comic-Con 2013 events and initiatives include:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 – SUNDAY, JULY 21

HAVEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY SDCC DISPLAY (Show Floor, Booth #4021)

Visit the Entertainment One Booth (#4021) on the San Diego Comic-Con show floor to see actual props and costumes, direct from the set of Haven. On display will be such iconic objects as Audrey’s police badge, Duke’s gold doubloon, Jordan’s gloves, Tristram Carver’s puzzle board, the Haven PD’s Colorado Kid case file and a selection of vintage Haven Heralds. The Haven Historical Society Display is on view during posted show floor hours.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

ENTERTAINMENT ONE’S HAVEN SDCC OPENING NIGHT PARTY

(8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Sidebar San Diego, Gaslamp District)

For the second year, the cast and crew of Haven along with celebrity and special guests celebrate the upcoming season and kick-off Comic-Con in style at Sidebar San Diego. Featuring specialty drinks from sponsor Wild Turkey, this invitation-only, red carpet event, hosted by eOne, is sure to be one of the most buzzed-about parties of the convention. A limited number of fan tickets are available for purchase as part of the Haven Party Pack, available exclusively at Booth #4021 on a first-come, first-served basis.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

HAVEN SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PANEL (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Room 6DE)

Join the cast of Haven as they take the stage for the hit series’ first ever San Diego Comic-Con panel. Panelists include stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour and Adam Copeland (WWE Superstar Edge), along with Co-Creator Sam Ernst and Executive Producers Shawn Piller, Matt McGuinness and Gabrielle Stanton. Haven’s newest cast member Colin Ferguson moderates the panel, which also features an exclusive look at footage from Season 4.

#DISCOVERHAVEN SCAVENGER HUNT (starting at 4:00 PM, upon panel completion)

Immediately following the panel, all attendees are invited to participate in the #DiscoverHaven Scavenger Hunt, in which fans will be challenged to find exclusive, take-home Haven Artifacts in and around the convention center and Gaslamp District. The first fifty fans to complete the Scavenger Hunt will be treated to a special up-close and personal experience with the cast at the final destination.

NERD Q: A CONVERSATION WITH HAVEN (6:30 PM – 7:15 PM, Nerd HQ, Petco Park)

Haven makes its first-ever appearance at Nerd HQ when cast members Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Adam Copeland and Colin Ferguson participate in “Conversations for a Cause,” an intimate Q&A, which will stream through The Nerd Machine YouTube page, NerdMachineTV, with all proceeds benefiting Operation Smile, a charity that provides cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children in developing countries.

Haven, based on the novella “The Colorado Kid” from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets, which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

From leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), Haven is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI)

The creative team behind Haven includes executive producers John Morayniss (Rookie Blue, Hell On Wheels) from eOne Television and David MacLeod (Legends of the Fall, The Ray Bradbury Theater) of Big Motion Pictures, who are joined by Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone, Greek) of Piller/Segan/Shepherd, Matt McGuinness (Journeyman, Dark Blue) and Gabrielle Stanton (The Vampire Diaries, Castle) as well as Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone), who also developed the series.

Victor Santos “Polar: Comes Form The Cold” is coming to Dark Horse

As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse Comics is proud to bring Polar, the lauded silent web comic by Victor Santos (Mice Templar,Filthy Rich), to print—available for the first time ever with dialogue!

A guns-blazing espionage action-adventure in the grand tradition of Jim Steranko and Frank Miller, this graphic novel is a brutal, fast-tempo story of revenge that Newsarama says is “as ice-cold as its name.” Though Polar was originally released as a silent webcomic, Santos has crafted a script as hard boiled and intriguing as his art for this hardcover collection.

Polar began as a tribute to the greatness of graphic storytelling. Watching it improve and evolve into the version readers will see in the book printed by one of my favorite publishers, I can only say: Mission accomplished, old soldier,” said creator Victor Santos.

Ripped out of retirement by an assassination attempt, the world’s most deadly spy—the former agent known as Black Kaiser—is a wanted man that’s wanted . . . dead! On a collision course with his former employer, the Damocles Agency, Black Kaiser goes head to head with a stab-happy, psychotic torture expert and a seductive but deadly redhead. His mission only ends if he dies or kills everyone out to get him, and he’s not in the habit of dying.

Additional praise for Victor Santos’s Polar:

“A beautiful, if bloody, webcomic . . . an engaging experiment in color, style, and wordless storytelling.”—CBR’s Robot 6

Polar: Came from the Cold is on sale December 11 in stores everywhere.

For more on Polar, check out the exclusive news on Comics Alliance.

Visit PolarComic.com to check out more on Victor Santos.

Banshee: Origins Expands, in a digital One-Shot form IDW

BANSHEE: ORIGINS EXPANDS!

IDW Publishing and Cinemax® announced that the free digital one-shot BANSHEE: ORIGINS has been expanded to include additional content, filling fans in on just how master thief Lucas Hood found his way to the town of Banshee, Pennsylvania in Cinemax’s hit show.

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The prequel comic BANSHEE: ORIGINS, which debuted in early January, sets up the relationship between the two main protagonists Lucas and Carrie and tells their story 15 years prior to the series narrative. The new installment, written by BANSHEE series writer Jonathan Tropper and illustrated by Mike Henderson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Casey Jones), delves deeper into the background of the characters and the dangerous criminal element that exists in Banshee.

“IDW’s BANSHEE: ORIGINS is truly an innovation in transmedia storytelling,” said Greg Yaitanes, executive producer, BANSHEE.  “It’s not just a great graphic novel on its own merits, but is canon with BANSHEE mythology.  The creative team from the series seamlessly collaborated with IDW to create this experience.  Readers familiar with BANSHEE on Cinemax will have secrets revealed from season one and hints about season two woven into these pages all wrapped in an origin story.”

Executive produced by Jonathan TropperDavid SchicklerPeter MacdissiAlan Ball and Greg YaitanesBANSHEE stars Antony Starr (Rush) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa. where he continues his criminal activities, even though he and Carrie (Ivana Milicevic), his former partner in crime, are hunted by shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

A full-color noir blast populated by unique characters, mysterious turns, and harrowing thrills,BANSHEE has become a hit on television, and now fans can finally learn a few more of its secrets in comics! Take it from Alan Ball himself, who explains in the BANSHEE: ORIGINS’ foreword: “Of course, there had to be a comic book.”

BANSHEE: ORIGINS is a free download and available now in the IDW Comics app for Apple iOS, Comics by ComiXology apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8, the Apple iBookstore, and online at read.idwpublishing.com.

Remnant Knights introduces Full Metal Alchemist items

Everett, WA – July 17, 2013 – On the eve of San Diego Comic-Con 2013, GameSamba is excited to announce that the worlds of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the free-to-play anime inspired MMORPG Remnant Knights will collide! Starting next week, fans of the hit anime series will be able to purchase official FMA: Brotherhood costumes to cosplay in-game as their favorite characters, decorate their RK dorm rooms with FMA swag, and travel Continue reading Remnant Knights introduces Full Metal Alchemist items

Ubisoft Showcasing FLASHBACK at SDCC Xbox Lounge

UBISOFT TO SHOWCASE FLASHBACK AT THE XBOX LOUNGE AT COMIC CON

WHAT: Ubisoft will be showcasing Flashback at the Xbox Lounge during Comic Con and fans will have hands-on access to experience the newest gameplay demo. The original Continue reading Ubisoft Showcasing FLASHBACK at SDCC Xbox Lounge