For one day only, the most acclaimed publisher in comics is invading the biggest video game conference of the year!
On Wednesday, September 14th, Valiant Entertainment will be making its debut appearance atGameStop Expo 2016 — the premier fan experience for gamers and pop culture enthusiasts alike — for an action-packed event filled with can’t-miss merchandise, award-winning trade paperbacks and hardcovers, and more!
All day long, join Valiant inside California’s Anaheim Convention Center at Booth CL and find out why Valiant is one of the most beloved superhero universes in all of entertainment with a mountain of trade paperbacks, deluxe hardcovers, and exclusive t-shirts and merchandise for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including BLOODSHOT REBORN, BOOK OF DEATH, DIVINITY, FAITH,NINJAK, THE VALIANT, WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!
But that’s just the beginning! For the entire day, speak one-on-one with Valiant’s top management team for an all-access, behind-the-scenes tour of one of the most successful publishers in the history of comics! Discover Valiant’s biggest moments, its most memorable characters, and its timeless stories right here with fun, personable conversations with the minds behind its best-selling superheroes! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories and answers behind Valiant’s biggest heroes, and discover firsthand why Buzzfeed says that Valiant is “a universe full of your new favorite superheroes!”
We’ll see you in the heart of Orange County! And don’t miss a moment of the action as Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention road show storms on through Anaheim; Buffalo; New York City; San Antonio, and more all summer long!
Wednesday, September 14th
GameStop Expo 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
Saturday, September 17th – Sunday, September 18th
Buffalo Niagra Convention Center
Thursday, October 6th – Sunday, October 9th:
New York City Comic-Con
Jacob Javits Center
New York, NY
Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th
Alamo City Comic Con
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
Friday, November 11th – Sunday, November 13th
NC Comic Con
North Carolina Convention Center
For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
DARK HORSE COMICS | ROSE CITY COMIC-CON 2016 | BOOTH #1011
All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.
Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. USAGI YOJIMBO: Stan Sakai
JOE GOLEM, ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE: Patric Reynolds
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. COLDER, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin
BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ETHER, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS: Matt Kindt
DEPT. H: Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt
WONDERFALL, LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, TOMB RAIDER: Gail Simone
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HELLBOY, B.P.R.D., BALTIMORE, LOBSTER JOHNSON: Mike Mignola
SERENITY, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: Chris Roberson
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, TWO BROTHERS: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon
THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek Tiwary
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. HARROW COUNTY, CONAN THE SLAYER: Cullen Bunn
HARROW COUNTY, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH, WITCHFINDER: Tyler Crook
THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow
5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. MISFITS OF AVALON, BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: Kel McDonald
GUN THEORY: Daniel Way
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
10:10 a.m.–11:50 a.m. GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner
TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, NUMBER 13: David Walker
12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. KINGSWAY WEST: Greg Pak
COLDER, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin
PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin, Ron Chan
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. THE GOON, CHIMICHANGA: Eric Powell
2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. DEAR CREATURE, THE NEW DEAL, GREEN RIVER KILLER: Jonathan Case
3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. TREKKER: Ron Randall
DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE
Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visithttp://rosecitycomiccon.com/programming/ for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m. Editing Comics: Where the Magic Happens (Panel Room 4)
With the shifting landscape of comics today, this is your invaluable guide to breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher. Join Dark Horse editors Katii O’Brien, Cardner Clark, and Shantel LaRocque for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the secrets of building successful comic and graphic novel programs.
1:30 p.m.–2:20 p.m. Power Up! The Art of Video Games (Panel Room 4)
With Dark Horse, video game franchises found a foothold in comics. With a line of video game–related comics and deluxe art books, including the best-selling World of Warcraft Chronicle, the publisher now works with the biggest studios and brands in the business. Join Dark Horse editors Ian Tucker, Rachel Roberts, and Cardner Clark for a discussion on video game art and stories for Tomb Raider, ReCore, and more!
5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. 30th Anniversary of Dark Horse Comics (Panel Room 4)
Thirty years ago, Dark Horse arrived with an agenda different from that of any other publisher in comics. The young company was founded on the belief that comics creators should have the option to retain the rights to their own work, and it continues to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more! Join Dark Horse masters of the craft Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Eric Powell (The Goon), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County), Chris Roberson (Witchfinder: City of the Dead), and Gail Simone (Wonderfall) for an exclusive look at upcoming creator-owned work from some of the biggest names in and outside the industry. Moderated by Vivek Tiwary, creator of the award-winning graphic novel The Fifth Beatle.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m. Kidz Comix Reading List: Back 2 School! (Panel Room 4)
Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Dark Horse editor Shantel LaRocque and comics creators Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt (Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon), Eric Powell (Chimichanga), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics!
12:30 p.m.–1:20 p.m. Artists Who Write: On the Craft and Creation of Comics (Panel Room 4)
Whether it’s an underwater murder mystery or a retelling of past histories, there’s a lot of thought put into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join some of the industry’s best artists—Matt Kindt (Dept. H, Ether), Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon (Two Brothers), Kel McDonald (Buffy: The High School Years), Jonathan Case (Dear Creature), and Michael Avon Oeming (Aleister & Adolf)—as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.
3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. Dark Horse Manga (Panel Room 4)
Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Lone Wolf & Cub, Berserk, and many more! Now Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like Unofficial Hatsune Mix, I Am a Hero,Danganronpa, and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join Dark Horse editors Carl Horn and Jemiah Jefferson and translator Zack Davisson for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!
Dark Horse Creators' Panels
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:
11:30 a.m. –12:20 p.m. A Spotlight on Gail Simone (Panel Room 8)
Award winning creator with such titles under her belt such as Secret Six, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Birds of Prey, Action Comics, and so many more, Gail has proven to be an unstoppable force in comics.
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. A Spotlight on Mike Mignola (Panel Room 3)
Creator (and killer) of Hellboy, Mike has been a staple of the comic world for decades. Come pick his brain about anything from creating one of the most iconic characters in modern comics to how he write and draws.
12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. A Spotlight on Eric Powell (Panel Room 8)
The Goon has a cult hit since it’s release, and multiple Eisner winner Eric Powell isn’t slowing down. Come pick the brain of this monster expert to see what’s cooking up next.
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. Drawn Together: Art & the Artist (Panel Room 7)
This will be an intimate discussion of creating art for comics with two artists currently working for local publishers. Hear from Patric Reynolds, artist on Dark Horse's Aliens comic as well as another working artist.
2:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m. A Spotlight on Stan Sakai (Panel Room 8)
For 32 years and over 150 issues, Stan has been crafting the unique world of Usagi Yojimbo. What goes into a life’s work? Here’s your chance to find out while he does live demonstrations of his art.
4:30 p.m.-5:20 p.m. THE FIFTH BEATLE: EXCLUSIVE TV PILOT READING (Panel Room 6)
A reading of scenes from "The Fifth Beatle" TV pilot script, adapted from the award-winning graphic novel based on the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and shooting in 2017. This will be followed by a discussion of the process of adaptation, using the selected readings to highlight and explore how the TV series will be both similar and different to the hit graphic novel. Additionally, exclusive new Kyle Baker art from the The Fifth Beatle: Expanded Edition graphic novel (Dark Horse / in stores Oct 5) will be revealed.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:
10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m. A Spotlight On Cullen Bunn (Panel Room 8)
Whether it’s Sixth Gun, Deadpool, or Uncanny X-Men, Cullen brings the hurt. Join one of the most prolific writers in comics as he breaks down how he does it.
2:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m. A Spotlight on Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon (Panel Room 8)
We’ve seen siblings in comics before, but these artist twins have taken their success and art to another level. With titles such as Casanova, Daytripper, Umbrella Academy, and more under their belt, a lot can be learned here about collaboration and technique.
IDW Publishing Returns To Baltimore With Guests, Exclusives, Panels, and More!
San Diego, CA (September 1, 2016) – Baltimore Comic-Con is back this Friday and IDW will be there greeting fans with convention exclusives, captivating panels, and an all-star lineup!
IDW, in conjunction with DC Entertainment, will be unveiling a special convention exclusive at the show: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hardcover, with a cover by TMNT co-creator and Baltimore Comic-Con Guest of Honor, Kevin Eastman. This 144-page hardcover collects the sold-out, smash hit series by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II. This special edition hardcover is limited to only 400 copies, and is available for $40 each at IDW's booth #2004!
A special exclusive version of TMNT Universe #1, with a new cover by Kevin Eastman, will also be made available for sale at their Show Exclusives booth located in the show lobby.
In addition to these limited exclusives, be sure to add these panels to your con schedule:
IDW PUBLISHING: THE BIG PANEL
Friday, Sept. 2nd, 5-6pm, Room 339-342
Come experience the latest from IDW! Join President Greg Goldstein, VP of Marketing Dirk Wood,
along with the legendary Walter Simonson and other surprise guests as they detail current plans, awesome futuristic plans, and much more. Prizes, announcements, and Q & A! More than that too, but what else do you need?
KEVIN EASTMAN SPOTLIGHT
Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 1:30-2:30pm, Room 339-342
Kevin Eastman is the co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a publisher, a supporter of creator rights, and so much more. Join our Guest of Honor for a revealing look at his amazing career!
DARWYN COOKE TRIBUTE
Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 5:00-6:00pm, Room 345-346
This past year comics lost one of its modern greats and the Baltimore Comic-Con lost a friend. JoinFrank Tieri, Billy Tucci, Dirk Wood, J.G. Jones, and more for this tribute to Darwyn Cooke.
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK:IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.
IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.
IDW Entertainment currently serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based the best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett, and Brooklyn Animal Control for USA Network.
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