NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7832), announced today a fun-filled weekend of special events to occur during the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con (held from July 12 to 15, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center). Activities include an industry-only party, a huge freeplay arcade, an action-packed Saturday panel and a stage throughout the weekend filled with non-stop happenings. ShiftyLook can be accessed at shiftylook.com.
“Comic-Con is center of the pop culture universe come July, so it made a lot of sense for us to be there in a big way,” said Rob Pereyda, Producer & Editor-in-Chief of ShiftyLook. “We hope that fans enjoy all the activities we have planned, especially the massive freeplay arcade we’ve put together.”
Facilitated by NAMCO Entertainment Inc. of Chicago, the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade boasts Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug and over a dozen other arcade games. Located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quater’s beautifully spacious terrace, the arcade will open at 12:00PM daily and close at 6:00PM on Thursday, 10:00PM on Friday and Saturday, and 8:00PM on Sunday.
Kicking-off the convention on Thursday night will be ShiftyLook Presents the Most Retro Comic-Con Party (Ever!), taking over the arcade and entire terrace of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, with ShiftyLook partners, press and comic creators present for a night of festivities. Although not open to the public, fans can follow along via the official Google+ Events On Air page: http://goo.gl/i6TZ9 for constant photos and video throughout the evening.
Special events will occur at the ShiftyLook Stage all weekend. Visit shiftylook.com or its social media outlets for the complete stage schedule prior to the convention. Fans can share photos of the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade and/or stage at the official Google+ Events page: http://goo.gl/OPAoB for constant photos and video throughout the weekend.
Finally, ShiftyLook will host its biggest panel ever on Saturday, July 14th at 11:00AM in Room 25ABC of the San Diego Convention Center. Appearing at the panel will be ShiftyLook’s Rob Pereyda, Bravoman writer Matt Moylan and artist Dax Gordine, Dig Dug 30th Anniversary contributors Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub (making an announcement) and legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen (making another announcement). This will be the most amazing ShiftyLook panel ever, so don’t miss it!
ShiftyLook is available worldwide in English at http://shiftylook.com. ShiftyLook supercharges retro NAMCO BANDAI franchises and brings them back through webcomics, animation and more. Part of NAMCO BANDAI Games, ShiftyLook is based out of the head office in Tokyo, Japan. For additional updates and exclusive information, interact with ShiftyLook through Google+ (http://goo.gl/mKta7), Twitter (@ShiftyLook) and Facebook (fb.com/ShiftyLook).