SDCC’14: World Premiere of Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar Premiere

 

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Prelude to Axanar Premiere
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
9:00pm – 11:00pm
United Artists Horton Plaza 8 Movie Theater, Gaslamp District, San Diego

SYNOPSIS:
PRELUDE TO AXANAR is a 20 minute short film that will give viewers a historical look at the events leading up to the Battle of Axanar, the central event of the film Axanar, a 90 minute feature to be filmed later this year.  Shot like a History Channel special, Prelude to Axanar will be Star Trek like you have never seen it before, showing the central characters of Axanar giving both a historical and personal account of the war. Set 20 years before the time of James T. Kirk’s command of the Enterprise, “Axanar” is set in the last year of the Four Years War, the conflict with the Klingons that almost saw the end of the Federation only 80 years after its founding.  How did Starfleet build its fleet?  How did they hold off a Klingon fleet that had been conquering star systems for centuries?  What role did the various founding planets play in Starfleet? Why were the Constitution class ships so important to Starfleet? How did Garth of Izar come to be regarded as the greatest Starfleet Captain of his time?
Set in the Star Trek universe Axanar is a ground breaking independent film that proves the idea that a studio doesn’t need to spend millions of dollars to produce a feature quality production.  Axanar will be the first non-CBS/Paramount produced Star Trek to look and feel like a true Star Trek movie.
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The red carpet premiere, taking place at the UA Horton Plaza 8 Movie Theater (just a 15 minute walk from the San Diego Convention Center) during the weekend of San Diego Comicon, will be a showing of the short film “Prelude to Axanar” followed by a 90 minute Q&A with Executive Producer/creator Alec Peters, Director Christian Gossett and actors Richard Hatch, Gary Graham and Kate Vernon.  Tony Todd has yet to confirm.
TICKETS: While the premiere is mostly for Cast & Crew and Donors to the Axanar Kickstarter, there will be 150 tickets made available free to the public on a first come-first served basis. An additional 50 tickets will be set aside for press (including both traditional and new media)

Star Trek Functional Phaser’s at SDCC’ 14

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ThinkGeek is proud to announce the reveal of The Wand Company’s latest Universal Remote Control – a  Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control.  This exceptionally accurate and highly detailed working replica will be revealed at San Diego Comic Con on July 23 and can be experienced first-hand at ThinkGeek’s booth (#3849).

Created from meticulous 3D scans of the last known hero prop from the original Star Trek series, the Phaser Universal Remote Control is a fully functional gesture-based universal remote control suitable for controlling many home entertainment systems and other IR controlled devices.

securedownload“The Star Trek Phaser is one of the most iconic pieces of sci-fi gadgetry,” said Chris Barnardo from The Wand Company, “We’ve spent hundreds of hours creating a collectable prop replica gadget that will bring new levels of action and enjoyment to Star Trek fans as they boldly go on their adventures.”

Seamlessly blending functionality and perfect form, the 1:1 scale Phaser is equipped with 10 authentic phaser firing sounds, tactile force-feedback, a customizable personal lock code, and can store up to 36 remote commands.

The Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will be available at ThinkGeek.com beginning early November 2014

IDW Publishing SDCC 2012 Signing Schedule!

IDW (#2643) has announced their HUGE signing schedule so get ready, cause there’s something for everyone!

 

Wednesday July 11th Preview Night

6:00 – 8:00  SPECIAL EVENT! Richard Starks’ Parker: The Score Launch Party –
Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00  SPECIAL EVENT! Neal Adams’ Thrill Kill: Artist’s Edition Portfolio
Launch Party
  –  Neal Adams

Thursday July 12th

11:00 – 12:00 Deadworld – Gary Reed
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969 – Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 2:30  Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score – Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show
exclusive hardcover!
)
3:00 – 4:00  Godzilla – Duane Swierczynski
3:00 – 4:00  Love and Capes – Thom Zahler (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
4:00 – 5:00  TRANSFORMERS – Chris Metzen, Flint Dille, John Barber, Livio
Ramondelli, Brendan Cahill, Andrew Griffith, Scott
Mairghread, Priscilla Tromontano

5:00 – 6:00  30 Days of Night, Frankenstein: Alive, Alive – Steve Niles
6:00 – 7:00  Smoke & Mirrors – Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong
6:00 – 7:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Dan Duncan

 
Friday July 13th

10:00 – 11:00 Kill Shakespeare – Andy Belanger
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
11:00 – 12:00 Memorial  – Chris Roberson
12:00 – 1:00 The Cape: 1969 – Joe Hill, Zach Howard (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
1:00 – 3:00  Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score – Darywn Cooke (*Check out the show
exclusive hardcover!
)
3:00 – 4:00  KISS – Gene Simmons, Chris Ryall, Jamal Igle (*ticketed signing – See
employee for details
)
4:00 – 5:00  Dungeons & Dragons  – Steve Ellis
5:00 – 6:00  Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!
)
6:00 – 7:00  Ghostbusters  – Dan Schoening, Erik Burnham, Tristan Jones, Luis
Antonio Delgado, Nick Runge

6:00 – 7:00  Crawl to Me  – Alan Robert

Saturday July 14th

10:00 – 11:00  Night of 1,000 Wolves – Bobby Curnow, Dave Wachter
11:00 – 12:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Dan Duncan

11:00 – 12:00  Zombies vs Robots – Chris Ryall, Brea Grant, Jeff Conner
12:00 – 1:00  The Crow – John Shirley, Kevin Colden
1:00 – 2:00  Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive
hardcover & exclusive keys by Israel Skelton!
)
1:00 – 2:00  Silent Hill – Tom Waltz
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K.
Woodward

3:00 – 4:00  Star Trek: The Next Generation – Brannon Braga, Joe Corroney
(Get a free limited signing card!)
4:00 – 5:00  Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Joe Corroney
5:00 – 6:00  Nevsky: A Hero of the People – Ben McCool, Steve Saffel
5:00 – 6:00  G.I. JOE– Mike Costa, Larry Hama (Check out the show exclusive Comic!)
6:00 – 7:00  True Blood – Michael McMillian, Joe Corroney

Sunday July 15th

11:00 – 12:00  Doctor Who – Mark Buckingham, Joshua Fialkov
12:00 – 1:00  TRANSFORMERS – Chris Metzen, John Barber, Livio
Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith, Scott Mairghread, Priscilla
Tromontano

1:00 – 2:00  Zombies! – Craig Yoe, Steve Banes
2:00 – 3:00  Smoke & Mirrors – Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong
3:00 – 4:00 Danger Girl  – J. Scott Campbell

IDW Publishing introduces comics on Kindle Fire

Kindle fire users rejoice! While comiXology is already on the device you can now score IDW comics on your tablet from the Amazon bookstore! All the issues are high quality scans allowing for zooming on text and each panel, check out the current list to see what they’re kicking things off with.

Locke and Key Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
Bloom County Digital Library Vol. 1
Star Trek: Movie Adaptation
The Last Unicorn
True Blood: All Together Now
Witch and Wizard: Battle for Shadowland
Parker: The Hunter
George R.R. Martin’s Doorways
Doctor Who: Series Two – Vol. 1
Angel: After The Fall Vol.1

Link: IDW News