San Diego Runaround – The Wristbands Of Hope

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Warner Bros on new signing rules;

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. announced today that the Studio will once again follow the official Comic-Con® International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at Comic-Con 2012, with the Con implementing a new procedure for 2012. The Studio will present more than 20 signings at the booth this year, including TV and digital series, as well as motion pictures (see current signing dates below).

All signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, #4545 on the Comic-Con exhibition floor

For the second straight year, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at the Sails Pavilion inside the San Diego Convention Center, under the long-standing Comic-Con system

NEW FOR THIS YEAR

For 2012, the following modifications will be in effect for the wristband line procedure:

All ticket drawings and wristband distributions for all signings will begin in the morning of the day of the specific signing, when the Sails Pavilion opens to attendees. Badged Comic-Con members can begin lining up as soon as the Sails Pavilion area opens to attendees. The ticket drawings will begin at 8:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter.

All of the drawings for all signings will now take place in one line on the morning of the signing

Advisory to fans and attendees: Lines will likely be much longer this year, and we appreciate your patience and understanding

"We look forward to Warner Bros.' participation again at Comic-Con," said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International. "The line-up of shows and talent is something we and the fans look forward to each year, and this year's schedule seems to be the best yet!"

Here's how it works:

Fans identify the signing they want to attend

On the morning of the day of the signing they hope to attend, fans should arrive at the Sails Pavilion floor (between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE) in the morning

· Ticket distribution for Comic-Con's random draw will begin when the Sails Pavilion opens to attendees. Badged Comic-Con members can begin lining up as soon as the Sails Pavilion area opens. The ticket drawings will begin at 8:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter.

A limited number of wristbands will be available for each signing, via Comic-Con's random draw process

There will be one line for all drawings and signings. We appreciate your patience!

The random drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line

Fans who obtain wristbands should arrive at the Warner Bros. booth 30 minutes before the signing to line up

See below for the current signing dates for TV and digital series. The feature film signings will be announced at a later date.

All signings are at the Warner Bros. booth #4545.

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) during Comic-Con or at www.thewb.com/comiccon.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

MAD Autograph Signing

FRIDAY, JULY 13

The Big Bang Theory Autograph Signing
Cult Autograph Signing
Arrow Autograph Signing
666 Park Avenue Autograph Signing
H+ Autograph Signing
HBO's Game of Thrones Autograph Signing
Childrens Hospital Autograph Signing
Nikita Autograph Signing

SATURDAY, JULY 14

Fringe Autograph Signing
The Following Autograph Signing
Revolution Autograph Signing
The Vampire Diaries Autograph Signing
Person of Interest Autograph Signing
HBO's True Blood Autograph Signing

SUNDAY, JULY 15

Supernatural Autograph Signing
DC Nation Autograph Signing

Disney

WHAT: Disney Television Animation brings star power and notable creative teams to Comic-Con for "TRON: Uprising," "Phineas and Ferb," "Gravity Falls," "Fish Hooks" and "Wander Over Yonder."

WHEN: FRIDAY, JULY 13 – SATURDAY, JULY 14

FRIDAY, JULY 13

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. "TRON: Uprising" Q&A Panel (Room 6A) featuring sneak peeks of Disney XD's original series "Motorcity" and upcoming series "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja."

Elijah Wood, "Beck"

Bruce Boxleitner, "Tron"

Emmanuelle Chriqui, "Paige"

Tricia Helfer, "The Grid"

Charlie Bean, executive producer/director

Edward Kitsis, consulting producer

Adam Horowitz, consulting producer

Alberto Mielgo, art director

Robert Valley, lead character designer

Panel moderated by Josh Dickey, Film Editor, Daily Variety

SATURDAY, JULY 14

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. "Phineas and Ferb"Q&A Panel (Room 6A) featuring

an exclusive sneak peek at a clip from this summer's epic two-part cliffhanger episode "Where's Perry?"

Dan Povenmire, creator/executive producer & "Dr. Doofenshmirtz"

Swampy Marsh, creator/executive producer & "Major Monogram"

Vincent Martella, "Phineas"

Alyson Stoner, "Isabella"

Dee Bradley Baker, "Perry"

Special guest moderator to be announced at Comic-Con

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Disney Channel Television Animation Q&A Panel: (Room: 5AB) featuring exclusive footage and clips from upcoming Disney Channel's "Fish Hooks" and "Gravity Falls," plus a first look at the upcoming series "Wander Over Yonder."

"Fish Hooks"

Noah Z. Jones, creator/executive producer

Maxwell Atoms, executive producer

Justin Roiland, "Oscar"

Kari Wahlgren, "Shellsea"

"Gravity Falls"

Alex Hirsch, creator/executive producer

Michael Rianda, creative director

Jason Morgan Ritter, "Dipper"

"Wander Over Yonder"

Craig McCracken, creator

Lauren Faust, co-producer

Panel moderated by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation

Image Comics

Comic-Con International takes place on July 12-15 in the San Diego Convention Center. The Image Comics booth (#2729) will be the destination for Skybound, Shadowline, and Image central titles, while the Top Cow booth (#2629) will have all the latest in the WITCHBLADE- and THE DARKNESS-helmed universe.

Here is the schedule for the panels. Full listings, including descriptions, panelists, and room numbers follow.

Thursday, July 12
2-3 p.m. — Image Comics Presents
3:45-4:45 p.m. — The Walking Dead

Friday, July 13
4:45-5:45 p.m. — The Writers' Room with Jonathan Ross

Saturday, July 14
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Top Cow: We Create… Innovation!
2:00-3:00 p.m. — The Image Comics Experience
3:00-4:00 p.m. — Take to the Sky: Skybound and the Next Generation of Independence

Sunday, July 15
1:00-2:00 p.m. Image Comics' 20th Anniversary

Image Comics Presents
Some of Image Comics' most exciting new creators assemble to talk about their new work and life as independent comics creators. Join these rising star creators for a lively conversation, and discover your favorite new creators and titles! Panelists include: Tim Daniel (Enormous), Jim McCann (Mind the Gap), Sina Grace (Li'l Depressed Boy, Not My Bag), Ales Kot (Wild Children), Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters), and Kurtis Wiebe (Green Wake, Peter Panzerfaust, Debris).
Moderator: Sarah deLaine
Thursday, 7/12/12, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Room: 23ABC

The Walking Dead
The best-selling, award-winning comic The Walking Dead has been a critical and commercial success– and its TV adaptation on AMC holds its own weight as a record-setting juggernaut. Join creator/ writer Robert Kirkman and series artist Charlie Adlard for a rare sit-down, where they will discuss the past, present, and future of the decade's most talked about zombie phenomenon. A Q&A will follow the conversation between the visionary collaborators.
Moderator: Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard
Thursday, 7/12/12, 3:45p.m. – 4:45p.m.
Room: 6A

The Writers' Room with Jonathan Ross
Some of comics' best writers will talk to the UK's famed radio/television presenter and comic book writer Jonathan Ross (Turf, America's Got Powers) about the challenges, triumphs, and idiosyncrasies of the comics creative process. Find out how Image Comics titles like Fatale, Chew, Morning Glories, and The Walking Dead are conceived, written, and brought to the printed page from the writers who knew them from "PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE." Panelists: Ed Brubaker, John Layman, and Robert Kirkman.
Moderator: Jonathan Ross
Friday, 7/13/12, 4:45p.m. – 5:45p.m.
Room: 6A

Top Cow: We Create… Innovation!
Top Cow's Comic-Con panels are known for being wall-to-wall jam-packed with exciting announcements, but this year's panel promises to put all other years to shame. Join Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and Top Cow President Matt Hawkins as they announce the biggest, most ground-breaking initiative in their 20-year history and the return of a fan favorite series. Plus special guest Mark Waid (Daredevil, Irredeemable) joins Top Cow to announce an exciting new project. Get the scoop on a big Top Cow film announcement and if you are an aspiring creator, you won't want to miss this panel! Be the first to hear the announcements that will drive Top Cow through the rest of 2012 and beyond, alongside surprise guests, and every attendee will get an exclusive ashcan that is sure to be a collectible!
Moderators: Marc Silvestri & Matt Hawkins
Saturday, 11:30p.m. – 12:30p.m.
Room: 8

The Image Comics Experience
Join Publisher Eric Stephenson and a panel of surprise guests for an exclusive look at what's coming up for Image in 2013! An absolutely don't miss event for anyone wanting to be among the first to hear some of the biggest comics announcements of the year!
Moderator: Eric Stephenson
Saturday, 7/14/12, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Room: 25ABC

Take to the Sky: Skybound and the Next Generation of Independence
Things continue to look up for Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics. The premiere original Witch Doctor has sold out nationwide, the all-ages hit Super Dinosaur continues to soar, and Kirkman's first-ever writer's room-driven crime drama, Thief of Thieves, is a critical success… what's next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the future of the imprint with his stable of creators, including the creative teams behind Witch Doctor, Thief of Thieves, and more! Expect only AWESOMENESS.
Moderator: Sina Grace
Saturday, 7/14/12, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Room: 25ABC

Image Comics' 20th Anniversary
Twenty years ago, a group of young artists left their work-for-hire jobs to create Image Comics, a publisher dedicated to creators' individual visions and a champion of creative ownership. Image Comics partners and some of the original founders now come together to talk about what Image Comics has meant for the present and future of comics. Panelists: Marc Silvestri, Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Whilce Portacio, Erik Larsen, and Robert Kirkman.
Moderator: Eric Stephenson
Sunday, 7/15/12, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Room: 6A

Voltron

WHAT: VOLTRON: FORM BLAZING FANS! The Defender of the Universe returns to SDCC! Join us as we celebrate Voltron® memories from some the hero's biggest fans like Alex Albrecht (Diggnation, Project Lore podcast), Rob Bricken (ToplessRobot.com), Clare Grant with Team Unicorn (Geek and Gamer Girls) and other secret celebrity guests! Plus, we'll share an update on the live action movie produced by Atlas Entertainment (The Dark Knight Rises), exclusive comic book reveals and announcements from VIZ Media with Traci Todd (Senior Editor – VIZ Media), Brandon Thomas (writer, Voltron – Dynamite Entertainment), and Voltron Classics toy info from Mattel's Scott Neitlich (Marketing Manager, MattyCollector.com) as we raffle off BIG Voltron prizes! Come "Form the Head" with Voltron and be ready to share YOUR own Voltron story!

WHO Celebrity super fans, artists, writers and producers from the entire Voltron universe:

· From World Events Productions, Jeremy Corray, Creative Director

· From Dynamite Entertainment, Brandon Thomas, Writer

· From VIZ Media, Traci Todd, Senior Editor

· From Mattel, Scott Neitlich, Marketing Manager, MattyCollector.com

· Rob Bricken – Editor, ToplessRobot.com

· Alex Albrecht – Writer, Director Voltron: The End, co-host Diggnation, G-4 Attack of the Show

· Team Unicorn – Clare Grant, Rileah Vanderbilt, Milynn Sarley, Michele Boyd

WHEN: Panel – Thursday, July 12 from 1:00 p.m. PST

WHERE: San Diego Comic-Con, Indigo Ballroom

Bayfront Hilton (Seats 1600)

Diamond Toys

San Diego Runaround – The Wristbands Of Hope

If you're coming to Comic-Con International in San Diego this year, be sure to stop by the Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607). Yes, there'll be plenty of exclusive toys on sale, from The Walking Dead, The Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men and more (<a href="http://www.artasylum.com/blog/2012/06/diamond-select-toys-reveals-comic-con-2012-exclusives/">see the full list here</a>). And yes, there will be display cases full of new prototypes from their Battle Beasts, Knight Rider and Expendables toy lines. But there will also be a few key events that you can't afford to miss out on!

San Diego Runaround &#8211; The Wristbands Of HopeBattle Beast Giveaways!
Every morning from Thursday through Sunday, when the doors to the show open, DST will be giving out 200 individually bagged promotional Vorin Minimates, to celebrate the release of the first Battle Beasts Minimates 2-pack and the unveiling of the Series 1 prototypes! They'll be given out only while supplies last, so make booth 2607 your first stop of the day! And while you're there, enter to win a custom Battle Beasts guitar and guitar case, by Peavey and Coffin Case!

Battle Beasts Signing!
On Friday, July 13, at 2:00, the writer of the <em>Battle Beasts</em> comic book for IDW, Bobby Curnow, and the artist of issue #1's incentive and Comic-Con-exclusive covers, Ulises Farinas, will be signing at the DST booth! There will be free posters given out for them both to sign, and the Comic-Con edition of issue #1 will be available for purchase!

Minimates Panel!
On Saturday at 1:30, in Meeting Room 8, Diamond Select will host a panel, "Minimates Turn 10," which is all about – you guessed it — Minimates! DSTChuck and DSTZach will answer your questions about everything Minimate-related, from Marvel to Battle Beasts to Thundercats to Universal Monsters! Plus, they'll show off some new designs, new Calico Jack's Pirate Raiders animation and give away some free stuff!

Build-A-Minimate!
And don't forget that every day DST will open up the Build-A-Minimate booth to their Minimate-buying customers! Any Minimates purchase of $18 will get you a ticket to build your own custom Minimate from the cabinet of parts! Build-A-Minimate hours vary from day to day, so check the booth schedule to see when you can come back and build.

More More More!
All that, and DST will be giving away free posters and buttons all weekend, so be sure to stop by! And be on the lookout for the DST Knight Rider car around town!

Space Command on Kickstarter.

"Space Command," a new and original feature film series from Award-Winning writer/producer Marc Scott Zicree, Oscar and Emmy-Award Winner Doug Drexler and Digital Film Pioneer Neil Johnson and is the first-ever series to be supported by crowd-funding site Kickstarter will appear before its fans Comic-Con 2012.

At this one-of-a-kind panel Sci Fi enthusiasts and film geeks alike will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to get a film into production and how the support of a crowd-funding site like Kick Starter can help surge interest and funds. On Friday July 13 from 8:30-9:30pm their producers of Space Command will present their star-studded panel Space Command: Bold Adventures In The Far Reaches Of Space.

The panel will feature Science Fiction Legends Marc Scott Zicree (The Twilight Zone Companion, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Doug Drexler (Battlestar Galactica), Neil Johnson (Humanity's End), Michael Reaves (Star Wars, Batman-The Animated Series), and Ian McCaig (The Avengers, Star Wars) where they will premiere original footage from the highly anticipated epic adventure series that spans 200 years of Galactic History. Film stars Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth), Katherine McEwan (Humanity's End) Christina Moses (Star Trek New Voyages) and Amber Benson (Buffy) will be on hand to discuss their roles in the film. Special guest Cindy Au, from Kickstarter will also appear on the panel.

The visionary team will offer fans a sneak peek at the original Character design, along with producer David Raiklen's extended version of the existing VFX trailer. The film and its score are inspired by heroic science fiction of the 50s. The film is currently in pre-production where its Award Winning production team is currently crafting original space costumes and space ships. Production will take place in October 2012 and the film will be released in a multi-platform manner: DVD, Bluray, digital download with DVD and Video on Demand.

The credibility of the project itself is resulting in a great deal of support from the Hollywood Community. Leaders in the Sci-Fi genre including Damon Lindelof (Prometheus, Lost) Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Dr. Who, Coraline),Glen Mazzara (Waking Dead) , David Brin (leading author), Jane Espenson(Game of Thrones) and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) have shown their support and have boosted the project into the mainstream media.

"We are thrilled to have the support from so many of our friends in Hollywood," said Zicree. "A number of leading writers, producers and directors in the sci-fi world are working on the project, and we are also excited to have stars from DEEP SPACE NINE, VOYAGER, BUFFY, BABYLON 5, PAN'S LABYRINTH and HELLBOY. Additionally we will have special effects artists and designers from STAR WARS, THE AVENGERS, JOHN CARTER, HARRY POTTER, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and more."

Space Command's Kickstarter campaign closes on July 14th.

42 West

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2

Summit Entertainment

The astonishing conclusion to the series, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

TALENT/DATE:

Thursday, July 12 – Comic-Con Panel in Hall H with talent TBD.

HIT AND RUN

Open Road Films

From the producer of Wedding Crashers – written and directed by and starring comic talent Dax Shepard (NBC's "Parenthood") HIT AND RUN is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a nice guy with a questionable past who risks everything when he busts out of the witness protection program to deliver his fiancé (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold) … and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie's former pals, a band of gangsters (led by Bradley Cooper), enter the fray. Open Road will release HIT AND RUN wide on August 24, 2012.

TALENT/DATE:

Thursday, July 12 – 7:30 p.m. preview screening at the Regal UA Horton (475 Horton Plaza), follow by a Q&A with director/writer/actor Dax Shepard and actors Tom Arnold and Joy Bryant

DIRECTOR STEWART HENDLER

Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row) is the director of two high-profile digital series.

One is a huge project that is under wraps until its announcement on the first day of Comic-Con.

The other is the highly anticipated "H+: The Digital Series" presented by Warner Premiere, Dolphin Entertainment and Bryan Singer. "H+: The Digital Series" takes viewers on an episodic, apocalyptic journey into the future where consumers are rapidly installing a chip called H+ into their nervous systems that allows them to access the Internet 24 hours a day – by just thinking it. One day, a virus is released – causing a third of the world's population to die instantly. This series deals with the massive political and human changes that take place and the fight for survival and discovery of who is behind this atrocity. View the trailer here.

DATES:

Thursday, July 12 – Big, secret project unveiled! Details TBD.

Friday, July 13 – "H+: The Digital Series" events. Details TBD.

END OF WATCH

Open Road Films

END OF WATCH is a powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage starring Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city's meanest streets of south central Los Angeles. Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds entirely through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city's most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay. Open Road will release END OF WATCH wide on September 28, 2012.

 

TALENT/DATE:

Saturday, July 14 – Open Road panel in Hall H at 12:45 p.m. with Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña and writer/director David Ayer.

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

Join DreamWorks Animation at Comic-Con as they discuss the animation process and upcoming projects; the process of turning a hit feature film into a weekly television series; what it takes to create an animated television series; and an exciting filmmaker event integration that you don't want to miss.

 

TALENT/DATE:

Thursday, July 12th from 11:15am-12:00pm – DreamWorks Animation Panel in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel

  • Description: DreamWorks Animation's Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke anchors a diverse group of filmmakers to demo and discuss the artistic ambition and technical innovation that goes into movie making at DreamWorks Animation. Moderated by Anthony Breznican from Entertainment Weekly.
  • Panelists include: Bill Damaschke (DreamWorks Animation's Chief Creative Officer), Tom McGrath (director, MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED), Patrick Hanenberger (production designer, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS). Additional panelist TBA.

 

Thursday, July 12th from 12:00pm-1:00pm – Cartoon Network and DreamWorks Animation present "DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk" Panel in Room 6A

  • Description: Picking up where the critically-acclaimed feature film, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, left off, this weekly animated series follows the continuing adventures of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless on the island of Berk, along with the band of dragon trainers, all of whom now have dragons of their own! Through their training, the kids are finding out the cool things dragons can do. Not only will they learn more about their dragons, they'll also discover new ones and battle against enemies as they explore worlds they never dreamed existed. Come get a first look at the series, which premieres this fall, and hear from some of the talented dragon trainers who helped bring it to life.
  • Panelists TBA.

 

Friday, July 13thFilmmaker Event TBA.

 

Saturday, July 14th from 10:30am-11:30am – Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus presents "Creating Animated Series" in Room 8 at the Convention Center

  • Description: What does it take to create an animated series? What do you need to have to pitch an idea and what are the studios and networks looking for? Members of the Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus who have created series and network/studio executives who buy them talk about it and answer your questions.
  • Panelists include: Peter Gal (DreamWorks Animation's Creative Executive), among others.

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Syfy

Fan Autograph Signing 6 – 7PM at Booth #4135

What do a sexy succubus, a handsome shape-shifting wolf and a quirky human have in common? They are all cast members of Syfy's hit supernatural drama series, Lost Girl, and they are heading to San Diego Comic-Con! Lost Girl is the number #1 cable drama on Syfy among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in its time period.

Anna Silk (Bo) is returning to the internationally renowned convention, this time bringing with her some fan favourite cast mates. Silk, Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson) and Ksenia Solo (Kenzi) will lead a panel along with Executive Producer, Jay Firestone (Prodigy Pictures) and veteran Lost Girl writer and Executive Producer, Emily Andras. The panel takes place on Saturday, July 14 at 8:15pm in room: 6BCF.

Earlier in the day, fans will have the chance to meet the trio during an exclusive autograph signing session at FUNimation Entertainment's booth #4135 where posters will be supplied for the signing. Fae-natics who pre-order a Season One DVD at the booth will receive both a Lost Girl t-shirt and an autograph ticket while supplies last. Any remaining autograph tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis beginning Saturday morning when the exhibit hall opens at the FUNimation booth.

Last month, Syfy announced their acquisition of the third season of Lost Girl, currently in production in Toronto, Canada.

Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Canada's Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Emily Andras, Plato Fountidakis, and Paul Rapovski. James Thorpe is co-executive producer, Vanessa Piazza is co-producer and Wanda Chaffey is producer.

 

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