Convention – Action Figure Insider The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:44:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 61893577 Chaykin, Hernandez, Olivia, Garbowska Top Creators At Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Jan. 5-7 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:00:48 +0000 Howard Chaykin, Jaime Hernandez, Olivia, Agnes Garbowska Headline Artist Alley At Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 5-7


David Mack, Mike Grell, Marat Michaels, Arthur Suydam, Amy Chu Among Talented Comics Creators At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; Legendary Stan Lee Also Appearing As Celebrity Guest


American_flagg-Howard Chaykin.jpgNEW ORLEANS, December 11, 2017Howard Chaykin (“American Flagg!,” “Divided States of Hysteria”), Jaime Hernandez (“Love and Rockets”), Olivia (“Bettie Page,” “Sideshow Collectibles”), Agnes Garbowska (“My Little Pony,” “DC Superhero Girls”), David Mack (“KABUKI,” “Jessica Jones”) and Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Batman”) are among the headliners as the eighth annual Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans presents is lineup of comics writers and artists scheduled to attend the event, January 5-7 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.


In addition to the great Stan Lee, who is appearing as a celebrity guest, superstar creators populating Artist Alley are Marat Michaels (“Deadpool Corps,” “Extreme Studios”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies”), Amy Chu (“Red Sonja,” “KISS”), Stuart Sayger (“ROM,” “Micronauts”), Tiffany Michelle Vollmer (“Dragon Ball” franchise), Mike S. Miller (“Justice League,” “Game of Thrones”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), Tom Cook (“Masters of the Universe,” “Smurfs”), Mark Kistler (“Secret City,” “Imagination Station”), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney Fine Artist), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”), Dean Haspiel (“Billy Dogma,” “Bored to Death”) and many more.


In addition to appearing at their respective Artist Alley tables, select creators will participate in panel discussions and demonstration on the Creative Stage.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 5, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.


Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.


For more on the 2018 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, visit


About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World at and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally.


The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at:

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SVCC 2018 Registration Opens with Stan Lee Announcement Wed, 29 Nov 2017 20:00:39 +0000 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON 2018, FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST STAN LEE!

(November 22, 2017) – Registration is now open for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) 2018. The first guests for the April event were announced today by SVCC, including special guest of honor Stan Lee. Other guests announced were Sean Astin, Matthew Lewis, and Jewel Staite.

“We are excited to launch SVCC 3.0 with such an amazing group of guests, including the legendary Stan Lee”, said Trip Hunter, Chairman of SVCC. “This is just the first of a long list of exciting announcements about guests and events that we will be adding to our lineup to make SVCC the best science, technology, and pop culture event for our fans – whether they’re a new attendee or an alumni.”

“Our theme for this year is “What does it mean to be human?”, continued Hunter. “This allows us to embrace not only the latest trends in sci-fi and pop culture, but the latest trends and technologies in science and tech, including AI, and robotics. It is a line that is getting more or more blurry, and we are excited to give leaders in their respective fields a platform on which to discuss such an important topic.”

SVCC will be held April 6 – 8, 2018, at the San Jose Convention Center. Tickets are now on sale and can be accessed at A free special edition SVCC t-shirt will be available with the purchase of a 3-day pass ($99, t-shirt quantities are limited and will be provided first come, first served; pick-up onsite).

Additional artists and authors also announced today include; Andy Weir, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Martian and Artemis; Jim Shooter, former Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics and founder of VALIANT, DEFIANT, and Broadway Comics; Simon Bisely, best known for his work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sláine; and Glenn Fabry, winner of numerous “Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards” as Best Cover Artist.

Stan Lee is an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was formerly executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he challenged the comics’ industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.  In July 2017, Lee was named a Disney Legend, a hall of fame program that recognizes individuals who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company.

Sean Astin is known for such iconic roles as Mikey Walsh in “The Goonies,” the title character of “Rudy,” Samwise Gamgee in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and Bob Newby in “Stranger Things 2.”

Matthew Lewis is best known for his role as “Neville Longbottom” in the Harry Potter films.  Most recently, he played the character of “Patrick” in the movie “Me Before You” (2016).

Jewel Staite starred as ‘Kaylee’ in the gone-too-soon Fox show “Firefly,” as well as the follow-up film “Serenity.” Prior to that, Jewel played the role of ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”.

Silicon Valley Comic Con brings together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop Culture and Technology. Presented by Steve Wozniak and featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, music and apps, Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and our electronic worlds intersect. The event will be held April 6 – 8 at the San Jose Convention Center. For more information, please visit

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Perfect ‘Tenth’: ‘Doctor Who’ Star David Tennant To Attend Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Friday and Saturday, January 5-6 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:00:09 +0000 ‘Tenth Doctor’ To Conduct Photo Ops, Autograph Sessions, Q&A Panel At New Orleans Morial Convention Center


tennant2-333.jpgNEW ORLEANS, November 28, 2017 Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that David Tennant, who starred as the “Tenth Doctor” on the long-running series “Doctor Who,” will appear at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans on Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2018, at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. For “Whovians,” it will be a rare opportunity to meet the British star, who has also made an impact on audiences in the acclaimed current TV series “Broadchurch” and the Netflix series “Jessica Jones”).


Tennant’s principal run as the Tenth Doctor began in 2005 and continued through 2009, with a reprisal in the landmark 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” in 2013. Since his early work on local Scottish television through roles in some of the most beloved fantasy and sci-fi franchises of all time, Tennant has been entertaining audiences with his unique brand of wit, warmth and humanity.


In 2005, Tennant lived out a childhood dream by being cast as the indomitable Doctor Who. Tennant’s run as the Tenth Doctor won massive praise from fans and critics alike, with readers of Doctor Who magazine voting him “Best Doctor.” Tennant’s run as the Doctor lasted five years and made an indelible impact on the series and its appeal not only among longtime fans but converts as well.


Tennant joins Stan Lee (Marvel Chairman Emeritus), Jason Momoa ( Aquaman, Justice League), Ian Somerholder (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Lost”), the “Firefly” twosome of Summer Glau (“Arrow”) and Sean Maher (“The Playboy Club”), “The Walking Dead” tandem of Lennie James ( Snatch) and Austin Amelio (Everybody Wants Some!! ) the “Gotham” duo of David Mazouz and Robin Lord Taylor, Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” The Waterboy) and many others on the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza. The full roster to date can be seen at


Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon.


Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 5, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.


Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.


For more on the 2018 Wizard World New Orleans, visit


About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World at and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally.


The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at:

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TWO NEW FOUR HORSEMEN MYTHIC LEGIONS REVEALS! Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:57:24 +0000 Just in time to make their initial appearances at this weekends’ ToyCon NJ, it’s two Four Horsemen action figures – Eagalus 2, and Deltigar the Destroyer!

The fan favorite figure Eagalus is getting an impressive upgrade! Not only does he sport a brand new paint job, but he’s wielding the most patriotic set of weapons and wings you’ve ever laid eyes on! This version, known as Eagalus 2 will go up for pre-order at the same time as the upcoming Mythic Legions: All-Stars 2.0 wave of figures. More info on that soon…

Back when we did the Kickstarter campaign for Mythic Legions: Advent of Decay, one rabid Mythic Legions fan stepped up to the plate and pledged $10,000.00 for the “Your Likeness On A Mythic Figure!” level! That fan was Mr. Delton Grassmid, and we’ve been working with him ever since to bring that figure to life. Presented here for the very first time is the deadly Deltigar the Destroyer! Before you ask, yes… he does come with a second shoulder-pad, and his head-guard is removable. As with Eagalus 2, Deltigar will go up for pre-order at the same time as the upcoming Mythic Legions: All-Stars 2.0 wave of figures. More info on that soon…

As we mentioned above, the prototypes for BOTH Eagalus 2, and Deltigar the Destroyer will be shown this weekend, November 11th and 12th at the ToyCon NJ in beautiful downtown Parsipanny, NJ! We’ll also have lots of other prototypes and production figures of some of the properties we’ve worked on over the years at the show, and we’ll even have some Trolls, Avian Warriors, Power Lords and other mixed goodies up for sale! So be sure to come by to say hi if you’re gonna be there. For all of the info about ToyCon NJ, just go to their webpage – – or find their page on Facebook! Four more pics, just hop on over to the front page of

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FOUR HORSEMEN APPEARING AT TOY CON NJ!! Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:00:47 +0000
The Four Horsemen Toy Design team will be making an appearance at this coming weekend’s ToyCon NJ in Parsippany, NJ! The show is Nov. 11th & 12th, and we’ll be bringing lots of prototypes of upcoming and pre-existing figures for everyone to check out in person, and if everything goes as planned, we may even have a couple surprises!
So be sure to come to ToyCon NJ and drop by our table to say hi! For more info on ToyCon NJ, just go to either of the following links…
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@TheToyAssociation Second Annual Play Fair Returns to New York City This Weekend – November 4-5, 2017 Sat, 04 Nov 2017 22:01:24 +0000

Public Celebration of Play and Entertainment for All Ages Triples in Size, Featuring More than 75 Exhibitors, Including Presenting Sponsors Spin Master and Toys“R”Us, and Dozens of Fun Activities for Families and Fans


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Play Fair is back and bigger than ever! Hosted by The Toy Association in partnership with LeftField Media, the second annual public celebration of play and entertainment for all ages returns to the Javits Center on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th. The immersive, experience-rich event nearly triples in size compared to last year, providing more than 30,000 families and fans with an action-packed weekend of play in an expanded 230,000 square feet of space.

Play Fair’s immersive, experience-rich event welcomes leading children’s entertainment company Spin Master and the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, Toys“R”Us, as presenting sponsors. In addition, the event features the Toys“R”Us Main Stage, hosted by Greg T from the Elvis Duran Morning Show; a brand-new activity stage, showcasing STEAM programming and interactive panel sessions; greater hands-on exhibits and demonstrations; awe-inspiring displays; talent appearances and meet & greets; two dedicated screening rooms; engaging programming; and more than 75 new and beloved toy and entertainment brands. At Play Fair, attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games — and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow.

Highlights include:

  • Larger-than-life play experiences, stage activities, and consumer challenges, including a Minecraft VR station, NERF Arena, augmented reality Ben 10 experience, Builders demos with Magformers, ALEX® SPA experience, giant LEGO Brick Piles and Race Ramps, live product unboxings, Jedi Training with the Empire Saber Guild, a Shopkins Fashion Show, and so much more!
  • Celebrity guests, including Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR’s “Wow in the World,” the Radio City Rockettes, COOL SCHOOLS’s hugely popular YouTube sensation, Crafty Carol, Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson, creators of the “totally awesome” Emmy Award-winning series PEG + CAT on PBS KIDS, Buddy the Elf from ELF the Musical, WWE® Superstar Big Show® and WWE® Superstar Daniel Bryan, YouTube stars The Engineering Family, and more!
  • More than 75 exhibitors including Cartoon Network, Hasbro, K’NEX, LEGO, Nickelodeon, Midtown Comics, ALEX Brands, Moose Toys, Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue, LeapFrog, The New York Doll Company, Snazaroo, Candlewick Press, VTech, Kvellix, Inc. (NUTSO) and WowWee.
  • GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ attempt by 12-year-old slime glue entrepreneur Madison Greenspan of Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue. Join Madison as she and her team attempt to make over six tons of slime!
  • Exciting photo opportunities with talent and costume characters from PAW Patrol®, Rusty Rivets, PJ Masks, Shimmer & Shine, Toys“R”Us’ Geoffrey, Ben 10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Peppa Pig, SpongeBob SquarePants, LeapFrog’s Scout & Violet, Shopkins, and more!

This year’s event also introduces a third day of festivities for members of the press and toy industry professionals on Friday, November 3rd. The Media & Industry Preview Night provides industry members with advance access to exhibitors, entertainment, and play experiences to see firsthand which toys, games, and entertainment will be the biggest hits just in time for Black Friday.

“Inspired by last year’s success, we are thrilled to expand Play Fair in NYC and invite industry influencers and the press to be the first to enjoy the fun with an exciting, hands-on Industry Preview Night,” says Kelly Comboni, president of LeftField Media. “From over-the-top play experiences and activities to feature stages, meet-and-greets, and more, this year’s Play Fair promises lasting memories for every kid and kid at heart.”

During the Media & Industry Preview Night, The Toy Association will also unveil the finalists for the 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the TOTY awards program supports children in need by serving as a critical fundraising event for the Toy Foundation, while recognizing the top toys of this holiday season.

“Play Fair highlights play and entertainment during peak toy season, and is the perfect backdrop to unveil and celebrate the 2018 TOTY finalists,” says Ken Seiter, executive vice president of marketing communications at The Toy Association. “The TOTYs recognize the year’s hottest toys and games – all of which build important, lifelong skills through play. The nominated toys also highlight great gift ideas for kids of all ages for the upcoming holiday season.”

The inaugural Play Fair was held in February 2016 with a sold-out crowd of more than 20,000 parents, children, and toy enthusiasts. Building on last year’s success, the upcoming Play Fair will also feature more character appearances, and the Toys”R”Us main stage will double its seating to accommodate twice the number of excited fans. More information about Play Fair’s special features can be found at For general information about the event, visit and follow Play Fair on Twitter and Facebook.

About LeftField Media, LLC

LeftField Media, LLC is an events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion. LeftField was formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian (CEO, LeftField Media) and is now owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. With a keen sense of the ever-evolving needs of businesses and their consumers as well as new opportunities created by change, LeftField takes a clean slate approach to business. LeftField’s portfolio includes Play Fair (, a family-focused celebration of toys and play built with the Toy Industry Association; Awesome Con (, Washington DC’s Comic Con; Crunchyroll Expo ( the best of what Japanese animation and pop culture has to offer; (Anime NYC (, a Japanese pop culture festival presented by Crunchyroll; AXPONA (, a hi-fi audio convention in partnership with JD Events; Rose City Comic Con (, one of the largest fan conventions in the Northwest, spanning the worlds of comics, toys, games, cosplay, movies, and television; and The Classic Auto Show (, a classic and vintage auto show launched in Los Angeles. LeftField Media is headquartered in Trumbull, CT (

About The Toy Association / /

Founded in 1916, The Toy Association™, Inc. is the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages. The Toy Association leads the health and growth of the U.S. toy industry, which has an annual U.S. economic impact of $107.5 billion, and its 950+ members drive the annual $26.5 billion U.S. domestic toy market. The Toy Association serves as the industry’s voice on the developmental benefits of play, and promotes play’s positive impact on childhood development to consumers and media. The organization has a long history of leadership in toy safety, having helped develop the first comprehensive toy safety standard more than 40 years ago, and remains committed to working with medical experts, government, consumers, and industry on ongoing programs to ensure safe and fun play.

As a global leader, The Toy Association produces the world-renowned North American International Toy Fair and Fall Toy Preview; advocates on behalf of members around the world; sustains the Canadian Toy Association; acts as secretariat for the International Council of Toy Industries and International Toy Industry CEO Roundtable; and chairs the committee that reviews and revises America’s widely emulated ASTM F963 toy safety standard.

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Gamers from Around the World Gather for Gaming, Esports, and More This Week at BlizzCon® 2017 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:00:58 +0000

Blizzard Entertainment’s annual community celebration is back and bigger than ever

BlizzCon 2017 is filled with two days of games, world-class competition, and developer panels, and a concert featuring Muse

The party extends around the globe via and the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BlizzCon® 2017, Blizzard Entertainment’s epic celebration of gaming and community, is almost here!

This Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, gamers from around the globe will gather at the Anaheim Convention Center for a weekend filled with Blizzard gaming news, events featuring players’ favorite community personalities, epic esports tournaments, contests spotlighting cosplayers and other talented creators, a performance by Grammy Award–winning band Muse, and much more. While tickets to the convention are sold out, anyone can join the party online with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

“The community is the heart of Blizzard’s games, and BlizzCon is our favorite way to connect directly with our players and geek out over the things we’re passionate about,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’ve worked hard to make this our biggest and best BlizzCon yet, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone this Friday.”

BlizzCon will be a can’t-miss destination for gamers everywhere, packed with an array of activities, events, exciting announcements, and more:

Don’t Miss the Epic Opening Ceremony

The BlizzCon festivities officially begin Friday at 11 a.m. PDT with the opening ceremony, where the world gets the download on Blizzard’s latest development plans. For the first time, attendees can watch developers presenting live on three different stages—the Mythic stage in Hall D, the Overwatch Arena, and the Hearthstone stage in the new North Hall—and everyone can watch free online at Tune in early at 10:30 a.m. for the free BlizzCon All Access Channel preshow to kick things off.

Discover Four Live Stages of Developer and Community Events

Experience four stages of live game and community content. Learn what’s in store for your favorite Blizzard games in developer discussions; connect with your favorite online personalities in an array of activities such as live podcasts and Blizzard-themed game shows; and get in touch with your inner creator at sessions featuring live art demos, cosplay tips, engineering workshops, and more. See the complete schedule at

For the first time ever, all four stages will be streamed live online for people watching with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, and VODs will be available in English, French, German, Russian, and Korean. Before the show begins, gamers can get in the BlizzCon spirit by watching more than 40 pre-show videos (many free; all included with the Virtual Ticket) at

Cheer On Your Favorite Esports Players

All weekend long, the spirit of competition fills the convention center as the final rounds of the World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship, Overwatch® World Cup, StarCraft® II World Championship Series, Heroes of the Storm® Global Championship Finals, and Hearthstone® Inn-vitational play out. Esports fans can also psych themselves up for the inaugural season of the Overwatch League with a special kick-off event on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. PDT. Visit for more information on this year’s tournament programming.

All of this weekend’s Blizzard esports action is available to watch for free on, Twitch, and Virtual Ticket holders can enjoy an enhanced esports viewing experience when watching on or in the BlizzCon Mobile app.

Geek Out at Community Night—Hosted by Chris Hardwick

On Friday at 6 p.m. PDT, get ready for an evening of legendary community creativity with the BlizzCon 2017 costume, talent, movie, and art contests. This year’s Community Night will be emceed by Chris Hardwick, founder of Nerdist and host of NBC’s hit game show series The Wall, returning for his second BlizzCon.

Close Out the Weekend with Muse

Get ready for an epic finale—Grammy Award–winning band Muse will be performing on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PDT, giving everyone at the show and watching online a stage-shattering send-off.

Explore an Array of On-Site Activities

Everyone attending in person can explore a variety of events and activities throughout the convention center. Surprises await around every corner, and highlights include:

  • Darkmoon Faire—Trade pins, adopt plush pets, meet your favorite authors at Publishers’ Row, and more in this area themed after World of Warcraft’s mystical traveling carnival.
  • Hearthstone Tavern—You’re invited to a Fireside Gathering for the ages! Pull up a chair, grab a drink, and meet up (and duel) with fellow attendees and Hearthstone developers in this cozy corner of the convention.
  • BlizzCon Gear Store—Starting Thursday, attendees can pick up commemorative Blizzard merchandise in Hall E of the convention center. Download the BlizzCon Mobile app to enhance the experience, or head to the online Blizzard Gear Store to pick up some souvenirs from afar.
  • Charity Auction—Bid on an array of Blizzard artwork and collectible memorabilia to benefit CHOC Children’s in the Blizzard 2017 Charity Auction, taking place Thursday, November 2 through Tuesday, November 7.
  • Hands-on Gaming—Attendees can enjoy hands-on demos featuring the latest World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, and Diablo® III content.

BlizzCon is made possible in part by the generosity of the event’s sponsors, who help provide hardware, peripherals, and other support for the show. This year’s sponsors include Cisco, DXRacer, and Intel, along with the following partners who’ll be hosting activities for attendees at booths around the show floor:

  • ASUS—Check out BlizzCon vending machines, collect a special WoW® coin, and enter giveaways for more than 10,000 prizes ranging from patches to a brand-new laptop. See the latest ROG products and find out how your skills match up playing alongside an Overwatch pro.
  • CORSAIR—Try your hand at the CORSAIR Claw machine to win exclusive prizes, take a seat on the “Throne of Games,” and be the Overwatch Play of the Game in the CORSAIR photo booth.
  • HP—Stop by for some 3v3 Overwatch Arcade action, a real-life Loot Box, and a photo op with an epic Overwatch cosplayer.
  • NVIDIA—Participate in an Emissary quest, discover collectible patches, enter a raffle to win some amazing prizes, find exclusive Overwatch buttons, and more.
  • NZXT—Enter a raffle for one of four Blizzard-themed custom-wrapped H700i PCs, and learn how to build your own PC, including setting up liquid cooling and more.
  • Razer—Enter a giveaway at the Hearthstone Tavern, claim an exclusive Razer patch, meet Overwatch and World of Warcraft celebrities, and win prizes including the latest Overwatch peripherals at the Razer booth.
  • T-Mobile—Vote for the Overwatch World Cup MVP using #TMobileMVP and the player’s BattleTag™ on Twitter, take your photo with the MVP trophy at the Un-carrier Lounge, and stay connected to all the BlizzCon action thanks to free Wi-Fi at the convention, presented by T-Mobile.

Although BlizzCon tickets have sold out, viewers can still join the excitement from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket ($39.99), which offers comprehensive live online coverage of both days of the event—including Community Night on Friday evening and Muse’s performance on Saturday. Virtual Ticket holders will also receive a treasure trove of bonus in-game items for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and StarCraft II.

Attendees and Virtual Ticket viewers alike can download the BlizzCon Mobile App, available free for Android and iOS devices, and use it to plan their weekend, map a route through the convention center, and even watch live streams.

For more information on BlizzCon 2017, visit

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-one #1 games and multiple Game of the Year awards.* The company’s online-gaming service is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

*Sales and/or downloads. Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.

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Hasbro Announces Dates for 2019 HASCON Event Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:00:10 +0000 Second-Ever HASCON FANmily Event Scheduled for Sept. 6 – 8, 2019 in Providence, R.I.


PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) today announced that it will host its second-ever HASCON event Sept. 6 – 8, 2019, in Providence, R.I. at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Hasbro hosted its inaugural HASCON event this past September, offering families and fans of all ages a completely new way to experience its brands, and a behind-the-scenes pass to the world of Hasbro. The event featured three days of hands-on brand experiences, meet-and-greets, sneak peeks, concerts, exclusive reveals, star-studded panels and fan-centric surprises.

“We couldn’t be happier with the feedback we’ve received from our inaugural HASCON event,” said John Frascotti, president, Hasbro, Inc. “We’re looking forward to once again delivering immersive entertainment experiences around our brands for fans and families in 2019.”

The 2017 event featured dozens of meet-and-greet opportunities with celebrities, athletes and influencers, including Mark Wahlberg, Stan Lee, David Ortiz, James White, Dude Perfect, Maddie Ziegler, James Gunn, Zach King, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and Isabela Moner, among others. Concerts by Flo Rida and Daya were included with the purchase of a general admission HASCON ticket. Guests were also invited to audition for a Hasbro video, and to select a toy or game to donate to the Marine Toys for Tots for children impacted by recent hurricanes.

More details about the 2019 HASCON event, including information about ticket packages, will be posted on


About Hasbro


Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

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STAN LEE’S L.A. COMIC CON TEAMS WITH WOW – WOMEN OF WRESTLING TO PRESENT FIRST EVER FANDOM EXPERIENCE IN A PRO WRESTLING RING Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:00:36 +0000  Pop-Culture Spectacular at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 27-29 Pulls Back the Ropes For Fans to Meet WOW Superheroes: A Once In a Lifetime Meet-and-Greet/Photo Opportunity.
Los Angeles – October 24, 2017 Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con and Jeanie Buss, the owner of WOW – Women Of Wrestling, have teamed up to provide pop-culture fans an experience like never-before. For the first time in the history of Stan Lee’s Comic Con (Friday, October 27th – Sunday, October 29th, 2017), wrestling fans and fandoms will have the opportunity of a lifetime to step through the ropes of a professional wrestling ring at the Los Angeles Convention Center. They’ll meet-and-greet their favorite WOW – Women Of Wrestling Superheroes and take a picture in the full-sized wrestling ring.
Over the course of the three-day event, Booth #1907 will feature 10 of the WOW Superheroes including The Fabulous Lana Star, Fan Favorite Stephy Slays, The World’s Fastest Wrestler Keta Rush, Loca, half of tag team Caged Heat, who was recently released from the Nevada State Penitentiary, and The Dagger, and Temptress, of WOW’s Vengeful Vixens. Newcomers The Intellectually Superior and Geek Favorite, Samantha Smart and The Most Feared and Powerful Wrestler…The Beast will join them. Fans can step into the full-sized ring to take pictures with the Superheroes, as well as the WOW world tag team championship belts and world championship title belt. Fans can also get autographs, experience WOW swag giveaways, live broadcast feeds, and purchase exclusive WOW merchandise.
Founder of L.A. Comic Con Regina Carpinelli exclaims, “I have loved wrestling, especially women’s wrestling, since the first time I watched GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). Today’s modern warriors in WOW – Women Of Wrestling continue that legacy. When the opportunity presented itself to give our Stan Lee’s Comic Con fans a chance to step into the WOW ring and interact with the WOW Superheroes, our entire team was excited to make it happen!”
With so many events pointing to the growing popularity of women’s wrestling, including the renewal of the hit Netflix series “GLOW” and WOW’s new partnership with Mark Burnett, MGM’s President of Television Group & Digital, to develop new content for WOW, it is fitting the fans at the convention will get a chance to meet the exciting ring warriors of WOW.
This groundbreaking event will kick off during Friday’s opening ceremony, with WOW character The Fabulous Lana Star and Fan Favorite Stephy Slays. The festivities will continue for three days at Booth #1907, capping off with Sunday afternoon appearances by founder of GLOW and WOW David McLane and WOW Owner Jeanie Buss.
About Stan Lee’s Comic Con
Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con is Los Angeles’ first multi-media pop culture convention, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture, making Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con Los Angeles’ ultimate pop-culture convention. Having attracted 91,000 fans from around the country in our sixth year in 2016, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con is quickly growing into one of the most diverse and celebrated geek and pop-culture events in the United States. The conventions unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.
The L.A. Comic Con team strives to make all your geeky fantasies come true!
For more info on Stan Lee’s Comic Con Weekend, please visit
About WOW – Women Of Wrestling 
WOW is the premier organization and content provider for live events and programming featuring women’s professional wrestling. Its empowered women from all different backgrounds and professions that are marketed as “WOW Superheroes” and are the main attraction of every WOW presentation. WOW’s digital ecosystem consists of its owned web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel. Together these systems comprise the ‘WOW World’ customer platforms.  To join the WOW World and further information on the WOW Superheroes, its villains and over-the-top characters visit ( and @wowsuperheroes.
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Dwayne Johnson Confirmed for LA Comic Con! Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:00:31 +0000 Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con and Official Media Partner ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Announce Appearance by Dwayne Johnson at L.A.’s Mega Pop Culture Gathering at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 28



LOS ANGELES, CA (Thursday, October 12) – Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con and Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (EW), the official media partner of the 2017 edition of L.A. Comic Con, announced today that Dwayne Johnson will make a special appearance at the convention. On Saturday, October 28, Johnson will appear on behalf of his upcoming film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which hits theatres December 20. The 3-day pop culture extravaganza runs from October 27-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

As the Official Media Partner, EW is collaborating with L.A. Comic Con to enhance and elevate talent participation and programming for the over 100,000 attendees expected for this year’s 3-day mega-convention.  EW will feature all the fun and excitement of the Convention in the magazine as well as on  And to top it all off, each and every badge holder will receive a one-year subscription to America’s leading pop culture magazine, with a total combined audience of 26 million consumers.


Badges are available now at


2017 marks the 7th year for Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con, which has grown into one of the largest gatherings of stars and creative talent in comic book, publishing, gaming, film, broadcast, cable and streaming entertainment.


About Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con:

Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest and best large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con features unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops that give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.  Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is a partnership of Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, Cassandra Peterson, and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc.  Visit



ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY is your all-access pass to Hollywood’s most creative minds and most fascinating stars. The magazine was launched by Time Inc. in 1990 and is America’s leading consumer publication in the entertainment category, with a guaranteed circulation rate base of 1.5 million and a combined audience of almost 28 million loyal, engaged fans.  Each day, publishes a myriad of featured stories, news articles, TV-recaps, original videos, film reviews and photo galleries. The PEOPLE/ENTERTAINMENT WEEKKLY Digital Network continues to rank as the #1 site in its competitive set with close to 100 million monthly unique visitors. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY is the first to know about the best in entertainment. With sharp insight, unparalleled access and a trusted voice, EW keeps readers plugged into pop culture. This is where the buzz begins.


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WHAT: Play Fair, a public celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, brings new and beloved toy and pop culture brands together under one roof for an interactive and fun-filled live event open to families, fans and media.  A joint venture between the Toy Association and LeftField Media and presented by Spin Master and Toys “R” Us, Play Fair is nearly double in size in 2017, providing greater ways for children, parents, teenagers and fans to play! Families and fans will be delighted with hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, awe-inspiring displays, talent appearances, dozens of toy and entertainment brands, and never-before-seen exclusives. Attendees also receive a first look at the nominees for The Toy Association’s 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards.


At Play Fair attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games — and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow from more than 40 exhibitors including ALEX Brands, Cartoon Network, Hasbro, Just Play, K’nex, LEGO, Midtown Comics, Moose Toys, Nickelodeon, Spin Master, The New York Doll Company, Toys “R” Us, VTech, Kvellix, Inc. (NUTSO) and WowWee. See firsthand which toys, games, and entertainment will be the biggest hits this season, just in time for Black Friday.


WHEN: Play Fair 2017

Saturday, November 4th – Sunday, November 5th

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM


WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Center, Halls 1A and 1B

655 West 34th Street, NYC



  • Interactive Exhibits – Enter the worlds of your favorite toys and games with hands-on exhibits fostering team-work, discovery, and play.
  • Photo Ops – Take pictures with your favorite characters! You’ll be able to snap selfies with larger-than-life heroes and sinister villains.
  • Demo Areas – Test out toys and games and compete in competitions against your family, friends, and other attendees.
  • Museum Quality Displays – Glimpse vintage toys, rare variants, and mock-ups of upcoming toys to learn about the past, present, and future of some of America’s favorite toys and games.
  • Toy Unboxing – Be the first to see some of the biggest toys of the holidays.
  • Interview opportunities with representatives from more than 40 family entertainment & play companies, executives, and industry experts from The Toy Association.
  • Celebrity Guests – Meet Mommy Tubers, Toy Bloggers, Toy Designers, and more!
  • Show Exclusives – Score limited edition toys only available at Play Fair!  You’ll want to set aside some space in your toy chest or shelf for exclusives you won’t find anywhere else.
  • And a Race Around NYC – Take your Play Fair badge to dozens of shops, museums, restaurants, and landmarks to get discounts, goodies, and freebies all weekend long.


Everything at play Fair begins with a ticket. Play fair offers four sessions across November 4th & 5th with tickets to each session available now. To purchase, visit

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#NYCC 2017 Exclusives, Panel, Signings and more from IDW & Top Shelf Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:00:06 +0000  

San Diego, CA (Oct 2, 2017)— IDW is heading east for New York Comic Con! To help fans prepare, here’s the complete list of IDW’s hottest EXCLSUIVES, most anticipated SIGNINGS, and can’t-miss PANELS. All of your convention must-haves are right here!The convention exclusives are only available for pick up at IDW Booth #1844. That is also the location of where the signings below will be held.


Thursday October 5th

10:00 – 12:00Kid LobotomyPeter Milligan, Tess Fowler
(*Free Sketches!)
10:00 – 11:00Sh*t My President SaysShannon Wheeler
11:00 – 12:00Comic Book History of Comics Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey
12:00 – 1:00Star Wars AdventuresDerek Charm, Landry Walker
 (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
12:00 – 1:00Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/ Batman – Freddie E. Williams II
12:00 – 1:00The Electric SublimeW. Maxwell Prince
1:00 – 2:00Mr. Wormwood Goes To Washington Ben Templesmith
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00Top Shelf Soiree Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Lauren Purje (You Might Be An Artist If…)
3:00 – 4:00First Strike Mairghread Scott
3:00 – 4:00ROMDavid Messina, Paolo Villanelli
3:00 – 4:00Transformers ­– Alex Milne
4:00 – 5:00Roots Tara O’Connor
(*Book Debut!)
5:00 – 6:00Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition Louise Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
5:00 – 6:00Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
5:00 – 6:00Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
6:00 – 7:00Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles –Michael Dialynas, Ulises Farinas, Ryan Ferrier, Mateus Santolouco, James Tynion IV

Friday October 6th

10:45 – 11:15Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective AgencyMax Landis,
Arvind Ethan David
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
11:15 – 12:00IDW PDX Presents FULL BLEEDCassey Kuo
11:15 – 12:00Top Shelf SoireeShannon Wheeler (Sh*t My President Says), Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Tara O’Connor (Roots)
12:00 – 1:00DuckTales Joe Caramagna
12:00 ­– 1:00Atomic RoboBrian Clevinger, Scott Wegener
1:00 – 2:00Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
1:00 – 3:00Kid Lobotomy Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler
(*Free Sketches!)
2:00 – 3:00The Beauty of HorrorAlan Robert
3:30 – 5:15Star Trek: New VisionsJohn Byrne
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
5:30 – 6:00Dirk Gently Elijah Wood, SamuelBarnett, Hannah Marks,
Jade Eshete, Fiona Dourif, Mpho Koaho
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

Plus! Don’t miss Peter Milligan & Tess Fowler signing Kid Lobotomy at St. Mark’s Comics Friday at 8PM!

Saturday October 7th

10:00 – 11:00Star Wars AdventuresDerek Charm, Jon Sommariva,
Landry Walker
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
10:00 – 11:00First StrikeMairghread Scott
11:00 – 12:00Samurai Jack – Fabian Rangel Jr.
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
11:00 – 12:00Sh*t My President SaysShannon Wheeler
12:00 – 1:00Love is Love ­– Matthew Rosenberg, Chris Ryall, Cat Staggs
1:00 – 2:00Dirk GentlyArvind Ethan David, Robert Hack, Ilias Kyriazis
1:00 – 2:00Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
2:00 – 3:00Top Shelf SoireeKim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Tara O’Connor (Roots), Janet Lee (Return of The Dapper Men)
2:00 – 3:00The Story of MenZep
2:00 – 3:00Siberia 56Alexis Sentenac
2:00 – 4:00Kid Lobotomy Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler
(*Free Sketches!)
3:00 – 4:00 Judge Dredd Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas
3:00 – 4:00AssassinistasTini Howard
4:00 – 5:00Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition Louise Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
4:00 – 5:00Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
5:00 – 6:00Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesMichael Dialynas, Ulises Farinas,
Erick Freitas, Ryan Ferrier, Mateus Santolouco,
6:00 – 7:00Star TrekCecil Castellucci, Donny Cates, Cryssy Cheung,Marc Laming, Declan Shalvey

Sunday October 8th

10:00 – 11:00Jem and the HologramsJen Bartel, Gisele Lagace
10:00 – 11:00Top Shelf SoireeKim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Tara O’Connor
(Roots), Lauren Purje (You Might Be An Artist If…)
11:00 – 12:00Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/ Batman, TMNT Adventures –
Billy Martin, Jon Sommariva, Freddie E. Williams II
11:00 – 1:00Kid Lobotomy Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler
(*Free Sketches!)
12:00 – 1:00AssassinistasTini Howard
1:00 – 2:00My Little PonyTed Anderson, Tony Fleecs, Agnes Garbowska,
Sara Richard, Andy Price, Jeremy Whitley
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00Star Wars AdventuresElsa Charretier, Derek Charm,
Pierrick Colinet, Cavan Scott, Landry Walker
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00DuckTalesJoe Caramagna
3:00 – 4:00Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
4:00 – 5:00Sh*t My President SaysShannon Wheeler


*For accompanying images for the following items – CLICK HERE

Star Wars Adventures #1 Con Variant
Cover by Elsa Charretier, limited to 500 copies
$10 each

Star Wars Adventures #2 Con Variant
Cover by Tim Levins, limited to 500 copies
$10 each

DuckTales #1 B&W Con Variant
Cover by Marco Ghiglione, limited to 500 copies
$10 each

Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #1 B&W Con Variant
Cover by Michael Avon Oeming, limited to 250 copies
$10 each

Wormwood: Mr. Wormwood Goes to Washington #1 Con Variant
Cover by Ben Templesmith
$10 each

Star Trek New Visions
John Byrne Photo Variant, limited to 200 copies
$10 each
* First 100 people to buy this book on FRIDAY morning (not Thursday) will get a wristband for the John Byrne signing on Friday from 3:30-5:30pm.

Kid Lobotomy #1 Metallic Ink Con Variant
Cover by Tess Fowler, limited to 250 copies
$10 each

Kid Lobotomy #1 Blank Sketch Variant
Limited to 500 copies
$10 each

Tom Whalen Variant Comic and Bonus Poster
Covers by Tom Whalen; Each comic comes with a FREE lithograph!
Limited quantities available
$25 each

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Volume 1 Con Variant
Cover by Zachary Sterling, limited to 200 copies
$20 each

Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition NYCC Variant
Cover by Bernie Wrightson, Limited to 100 copies
$125 each

Ragnarok T-Shirts
Design by Walter Simonson
$27 each

DuckTales Disney Archives Official Lithograph
Art by Jeff Smith, Limited to 100 numbered prints
$50 each



TMNT Bandana Pins (Convention Debut!)

-Raphael (Red)
-Leo (Blue)
-Michelangelo (Orange)
-Donatello (Purple)

Locke & Key Pins (Limited Qty: 125 each)

-Animal Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Moon Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Owl Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Gender Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Ghost Key
-Head Key
-Omega Key
-Shadow Key

Sword of Ages Enamel Pin (Convention Debut!)
Designed by Gabriel Rodriguez, made by Skelton Studios

Hasbro Pins (Limited Qty: 100 each)

-Autobots shield (Transformers)
-Decepticons shield (Transformers)
-Bumblebee (Transformers)
-Arashikage tattoo (G.I. Joe)
-Cobra symbol (G.I. Joe)
-ROM head
-Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony)
-Songbird Sia (My Little Pony)


Jack Kirby’s 100th Birthday Celebration with IDW!         
Fri. October 6 | 1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m. | Room: 1A21
He swore off cons forever but love of the King is bringing him back! IDW is proud to have Eisner Hall of Famer JOHN BYRNE return to NYCC for one time only—to join fellow Hall of Famer WALTER SIMONSON in a rousing discussing of JACK “THE KING” KIRBY, complete with a presentation of over 1,300 images of Kirby’s work. IDW President Greg Goldstein and CCO Chris Ryall will preside over this one-of-a-kind team-up tribute. Plus: all in attendance will receive a Jack Kirby birthday gift of their own!

IDW:PDX & Black Crown — Full Bleed at the Cross Street of Comics & Chaos! 
Fri. October 6 | 5:45p.m. – 6:45p.m. | Room: 1A02
Join IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Black Crown curator/editor Shelly Bond and IDW:PDX Creative Director Dirk Wood for an action-packed mash-up panel, with the very future of comics at stake! Here’s your first chance to get the full scoop on IDW:PDX, and their maiden publication, FULL BLEED: The Comics and Culture Quarterly! And It’s the official launch of BLACK CROWN which means stalwarts Peter MilliganTess Fowler and Tini Howard will be on hand, and expect more special guests! Peeks at unseen FULL BLEED artwork? Tales of what it’s like to interview Stephen King? Hardcore veterans & punk neophytes corrupting? You came to the right place!

IDW Publishing: Stars of 2018         
Sat. October 7 | 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. | Room: 1A02
What does IDW have planned for 2018 and beyond? Here’s your first chance to find out! Join IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, and Editor Joe Hughes, along with Sword of Ages creator Gabriel Rodriguez and other talented-creators-to-be-named-later as they show and tell all about IDW’s upcoming slate of books, including a focus on our twin Stars, Star Wars and Star Trek! Bonus: everyone in attendance will receive a cool little promo item as well!

The First Official Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall 
Sun. October 7 | 12:45p.m. – 1:45p.m. | Room: 1A02
At SDCC, IDW announced they were taking over Sonic the Hedgehog comics. The series won’t start until 2018 but this is the first official chance for fans to get in front of the editors to hear hints about what’s to come, share your history with Sonic, and have an informal meet-and-greet with IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Editor Joe Hughes, and maybe a special guest! Everyone in attendance will leave with a special Sonic something, too! Join us on the ground floor of an all-new Sonic adventure, won’t you?

New & Noteworthy Titles from IDW Books and Top Shelf
Sun. October 8 | 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. | Room: 1A18
Take a closer look at fall releases and hear the first details of Spring 2018 titles in this comprehensive panel featuring titles and creators from both Top Shelf and IDW.

The most diverse publishing house in comics takes to the stage for an hour-long celebration of the graphic novel. Hosted by IDW Senior Editor Justin Eisinger and Top Shelf’s Leigh Walton, join special guest creators in a lively discussion of upcoming releases and all things books.

There’s an incredible selection of stories and art to cover so we hope to see you there!


About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: 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 TransformersMy Little PonyStar TrekTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGhostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of NightLocke & KeyWormwoodRagnarökV-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-FilesBack to the FutureThe Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment 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 on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.

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