Adult Swim and State Farm invade SDCC

Adult Swim and State Farm® Partner to Create Ultimate
Fan Experience at Comic-Con International

 Program Includes VIP Access to Panels, Events & Adult Swim Funhouse,
Plus Costume Contest Featured On-Site, On-Air and Online

Adult Swim and State Farm® have partnered to get Comic-Con International fans to a better state – of cosplay. Building on last year’s successful program, the two companies today announced a series of activations that will debut at this week’s annual fan event in San Diego and will provide a unique experience to Adult Swim fans and boost their convention experience. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, Adult Swim will Continue reading Adult Swim and State Farm invade SDCC

SDCC’13 – eigoMANGA Enters ‘Padak’ Into Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival

eigoMANGA’s presentation of the animated film ‘Padak’ is an official entry in the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, held during Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013.

The screening – on Thursday July 18, 2013, at 5:20pm – will take place at Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina, which is next door to the San Diego Convention Center. Immediately following, there will be a discussion about the film with producers, Austin Osueke and Jongmin Shin.

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IDW Announces its Eclusives for SDCC 2013

IDW Publishing is renowned for having great exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con International every year, but 2013 finds them taking it to the next level. See below for a complete list of SDCC exclusives, which promise to be the most sought after of the show!

Some of the items will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store beginning today, July 2nd. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books from the IDW booth (These items will be noted below with an *asterisk).

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Gentle Giant – Yuki 7 Maquette SDCC 2013 Exclusive

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Created by artist Kevin Dart (Honey Trap), Yuki 7 is a jet-setting spy girl and fashionista! An International Girl of Mystery, Yuki 7 operates as a spy-for-hire from her secret HQ in Tokyo.  As dangerous as she is beautiful, this sexy secret agent is an expert in information recovery, undercover operations, and catwalk fashion.

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Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Studios under the supervision of artist and creator Kevin Dart, this gorgeous maquette spares no detail. Clean lines, sharp edges and stylized flair define this piece. Available only at San Diego Comic Con 2013 priced at $100, each limited edition Yuki 7 maquette is hand painted and individually numbered. Limited edition of 250 pieces. Includes matching certificate of authenticity.

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Gentle Giant – Galactus Mini Bust SDCC 2013 Exclusive

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Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds. The very name sends tremors of terror throughout the Universe. Sole survivor of an alien race that dates back to the dawn of time, he travels the galaxy, searching for suitable planets so he can consume their life force. A herald always signals his coming. They are usually sent ahead to ensure the prospective meal will indeed sate their master’s appetite. His past heralds have included the legendary Silver Surfer, Firestorm and Nova. On several occasions, the heroes of the Marvel Universe have been called upon to intercede, stopping Galactus from making Earth his next meal. Each time, they’ve managed to turn him away. But how long before he returns? He hungers.

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Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the 2013 SDCC Exclusive Galactus Mini Bust! Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd., this intimidating bust features the fearsome Ravager of Worlds in fine detail using only the highest quality polystone. As an added bonus, his most famous Herald, the Silver Surfer is rendered in high-quality pewter, orbiting his master! This limited edition mini bust is hand painted and comes individually numbered, and includes a matching certificate of authenticity. Make Mine Marvel!

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Dark Horse All New Daily New Feed Reveals Comic-Con 2013 Exculsives

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 As anticipation for this year’s pop culture main event grows, Dark Horse makes the first of many announcements regarding exclusive products for this year’s Comic-Con International!

Every day this week, Dark Horse will reveal one item to be sold at this year’s convention, exclusively on Dark Horse’s all-new NewsFeed!

Up first is what will surely be one of this year’s most sought-after items! Continuing in Dark Horse’s incredibly successful line of collectibles based on HBO’s Game of Thrones comes this limited-edition sculptural replica of the Stark shield!

This seven-inch replica comes with a hook for wall mounting and retails for $30, with a limit of two per person. Produced in an incredibly limited run of only 1,200 pieces, these are sure to go fast!

Make sure to follow Dark Horse on Twitter throughout the week, as one exclusive item per day will be revealed at a random time on the Dark Horse NewsFeed.

Keep it locked to darkhorse.com/newsfeed to find out what you will be standing in line for at this year’s show, and look for sneak peeks at upcoming announcements about Dark Horse books, products, and events!

Make sure to stop by booth #2615 to check out all the awesome exclusives, only available at San Diego Comic-Con 2013!

SDCC 2012 – Doctor Who Season 7 Panel with Video

The good Doctor is just a few months away from returning to us on the television again, to hold everyone over though, the team made a stop at San Diego Comic-Con again this year to share tidbits on the new season including details around the trouble headed toward the Ponds and a little bit on the new companion headed to the show.

Attempted to shoot this on video for better record keeping, it didn’t come out amazingly well due to the lack of a tripod but the audio is there to help guide things along. Unfortunately the BBC had forbidden recording of the video sections shown between discussion.

The “Game Of Thrones” Season 3 (SDCC 2012)

If you where at this years Comic-Con 2012 Game Of Thrones Panel for season 3 then you’ll know everything I’m about to say, but if you didn’t attend this years con listen up.

The “Game of Thrones” Comic-Con panel brought in a packed house to the massive Hall H. With Author George R.R. Martin acting as moderator, stars Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and producer Carolyn Strauss all talked about Season 3.  The panel kicked off with the announcement of the New Season 3 cast:

  • Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell. Also known as “The Queen of Thorns,” Lady Olenna is the grandmother of Margaery and Loras Tyrell and is, in many ways, the true leader of their powerful family.
  • Mackenzie Crook as Orell. A wildling raider, Orell is a “warg” or “skinchanger,” with the ability to enter the mind of an animal and control its actions.
  • Clive Russell as Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully. Known far and wide as “The Blackfish,” Brynden is a famous knight and the uncle of Catelyn Stark. He quarreled bitterly with his brother, Lord Hoster Tully, and the two were estranged for many years.
  • Nathalie Emannuel as Missandei. Originally from the peaceful island of Naath, Missandei was sold into slavery as a child, along with her brother. She received education in various languages and became a translator to the slave trader Kraznys in Astapor.
  • Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon, the only child of Stannis Baratheon. An avid reader, she escapes her lonely life through myths and stories – her books are her most treasured possessions.
  • Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr. A key member of the outlaw band known as the Brotherhood Without Banners, he is a Red Priest, in service of the Lord of Light, and originally hails from the Free City of Myr, in Essos.
  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed, a mysterious and enigmatic young man who becomes an important ally to Bran Stark.
  • Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed. The eldest daughter of Howland Reed and a staunch Stark loyalist, Meera and her younger brother Jojen seek out Bran Stark to protect him on his hard journey north.
  • Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion. Once the lord of Blackhaven and a celebrated warrior, Lord Beric has now become the leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners, a band of vigilante outlaws.
  • Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane. A famed wildling warrior and chief lieutenant of the “King Beyond the Wall,” Mance Rayder, Tormund is fearsome and strong, with a large build and a beard to match.
  • Philip McGinley as Anguy, an extremely skilled archer and key member of the outlawband known as the Brotherhood Without Banners.
  • Tara Fitzgerald as Selyse Baratheon. The wife of Stannis Baratheon, Selyse spends much of her life in seclusion, shut away in a gloomy tower.
  • Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully. The younger brother of Catelyn Stark, Edmure has recently become Lord of Riverrun in the wake of his father’s death.
  • Anton Lesser as Qyburn, a former maester of the Citadel, who was stripped of his chain many years ago.

Martin opened the panel by cracking a joke about the SNL sketch about the 13-year-old kid who made sure the TV series has plenty of boobies.  Then long video recaping season 2 was shown.  Afterwards, we got a look at the actors who are playing new characters in season 3.  We didn’t see them in character or in costume, and it was each actor and actress saying who they were playing and how excited they were to be part of the show. In the end the panel wasn’t all that great in some areas for the simple fact George R.R. Martin was not a good moderator he lacked energy like he was going through the motions. Some of that missing energy came when it was time for Q&A, but if your a fan of the series and bummed out that you missed the panel don’t be you didn’t miss much that’s if you where looking for any other major announcements.

Comic-Con 2012 Cosplay and Show Picture Gallery (SDCC) Day 0 / 1

We have tons of goodies coming for you guys but I wanted to do a picture dump from the first day(s) walking around SDCC. I’ll have more images to go out as the show rolls on and impressions and even more.

Notable things to do if you want to wander down in San Diego:

  • Hit up the Dodge Dart event for free snow cones
  • Hit up the History channel for some excellent BBQ (free)
  • Stop by the cnet Game Station for free drinks, food, wi-fi, games and phone charging
  • Pass by the Grimm forest and Trailer for a limited edition bag and poster
  • Stop by the Free arcade to play new titles and others you may have missed
  • Check out Sega down the way for Aliens and Sonic Racing
There are a ton of other cool things to do including trying to track down the Adult Swim [Free Rides] car as well. Good luck and happy hunting!

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Munky King SDCC 2012 Artist Signing Schedule!

Munky King (#4539) is serving up a bunch of great artist signings this year, the list is as follows:

Thursday, July 12th:

12pm – 1:30pm: 3D Printing Demo by Makerbot Studios and Dave Bondi
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Martin Hsu
3:30pm – 4:30pm: TOUMA

Friday July 13th:

12pm – 1:30pm: Luke Chueh
2:00pm – 3:00pm: TOUMA
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Camilla d’Errico

Saturday, July 14th:

12pm – 1:30pm: Luke Chueh
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Martin Hsu