SDCC’14: IDW Publishing releases complete schedule of events

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Press Release

Last week IDW released their highly anticipated convention exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and now it’s time to reveal IDW’s panel and signing schedule! Make sure to clear your own schedule, because you won’t want to miss any of this!

IDW has an amazing list of talent signing in BOOTH #2643 this year. Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working in comics today!

Wednesday July 23 – Preview Night

6:00 – 7:30 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition Launch Party! – Dave Gibbons
(*Check out the show exclusive HC!)
6:00 – 7:30 Ragnarök Launch Party! –
Walter Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
7:30 – 9:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE Launch Party! –
John Barber, Tom Scioli
(*Check out the show exclusives!)

Thursday July 24

10:00 – 11:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
(*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
10:00 – 11:00 Darby Pop’s 7th Sword – John Raffo, Andrew Robinson, Doug Sirois,
Walter Gatus
11:00 – 12:00 Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two – Douglas Wolk, Ulises Farinas, Ryan
Hill
11:00 – 1:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:00 X-Files: Season 10 – Joe Harris
1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland – Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez
2:00 – 3:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
Simonson, Jim Zub, Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo)
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 Monster & Madman – Steve Niles
3:00 – 4:00 The Other Dead – Digger T. Mesch, Joshua Ortega
3:00 – 4:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
4:00 – 5:00 Monkeybrain – Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver (Edison Rex), Brian
Winkeler & Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads)
4:00 – 5:00 Monster Motors – Brian Lynch (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE – John Barber, Tom Scioli, with special guest
Rob Liefeld! (*Check out the show exclusives!)
5:00 – 6:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Flint Dille, Chris Metzen,
Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli

Friday July 25

10:00 – 11:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
Simonson, Jim Zub, Derek Charm, Van Partible (creator of Johnny
Bravo) (*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
11:00 – 12:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 1:00 Borderlands – Mikey Neumann, Dave Eddings (voice of Claptrap)
12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
1:00 – 2:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland – Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez
1:00 – 2:00 Alan Robert’s Killogy – Marky Ramone (of The Ramones)
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen,
J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
3:00 – 4:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik
Burnham, Nick Pitarra (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00 The Illegitimates – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc
Andreyko
4:00 – 5:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
(*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
5:00 – 6:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Andy
Price, Sara Richard, Agnes Garbowska (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE – John Barber, Tom Scioli
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Darby Pop’s Indestructible – Jeff Kline, Jose Lopez, Bernard Chang

Saturday July 26

10:00 – 11:00 The Blaze Brothers – Matthew Scott Krentz, Vernon Whitlock III
10:00 – 11:00 Darby Pop’s Doberman – Tony Fleecs, Bernard Chang, Jack Lambert,
Scott Marder, Rob Rosell with guest Ken Kristensen (Indestructible)
11:00 – 12:00 Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Artist’s Edition – Mike Mignola (*ticketed signing
– See employee for Details) (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:00 X-Files: Season 10 – Joe Harris
12:00 – 1:00 Monkeybrain – Sean E. Williams (Artful Daggers), Brian Winkeler &
Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads)
1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Monster Motors – Brian Lynch (*Check out the show exclusive!)
1:00 – 2:00 Mars Attacks: First Born, The Hollows – Chris Ryall
2:00 – 3:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
2:00 – 3:00 Winterworld, G.I. JOE – Chuck Dixon (*Check out the show exclusive!)
3:00 – 4:00 Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
4:00 – 5:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
(*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Tom Scioli, Brendan Cahill, Mairghread
Scott, Flint Dille (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen,
J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

Sunday July 27

10:00 – 12:00 INDEPENDENTS DAY!! IDW Creator-Owned Projects! A murderer’s
Row of talent in one place, all signing together!
10:00 – 11:00 The Blaze Brothers – Matthew Scott Krentz, Vernon Whitlock III
Black Dynamite – Brian Ash, Yassir Lester
11:00 – 12:00 Mean Streets – Ben Wagner
Gateway – Joe Halpin Sr., Joe Halpin Jr.
Red Star – Christian Gossett
11:00 – 12:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
(*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
12:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik
Burnham, Nick Pitarra (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 Yoe Books! – Craig Yoe, Jack Mendelsohn (Jacky’s Diary)

KIDS’ DAY!! ALL-AGES BLOW-OUT!
3:00 – 4:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
Simonson, Derek Charm (*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 Littlest Pet Shop – Georgia Ball
4:00 – 5:00 Angry Birds – Paul Tobin (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
(*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)

And check out all of IDW’s amazing panels this year!
*Click on panel names for links that take you directly to these panels on the official Comic-Con 2014 schedule website where you can sign in or log on to bookmark these panels and sync them to your phone or calendar.

IDW Artist’s Editions, Thursday, 7/24/14, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 4
Join Artist’s Edition editor Scott Dunbier as he blathers on and on about Artist’s Editions past, present and future. There will be a couple of cool announcements as well as special guests Walter Simonson, Dave Gibbons and IDW President (and art lover) Greg Goldstein—what more could you possibly want?

Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life, Thursday, 7/24/14, 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., Room: 7AB
Join the Skylanders team for an inside look at the creative process that brings Toys to Life™ –and for the first time, life to toys. I-Wei Huang, director at Toys for Bob, will explain the process of creating Skylanders’ charming roster of characters, while Richard Horvitz, famed voice of Kaos, discusses the critical role that voice-over acting plays in animating each character. Renowned comic-book writer, Ron Marz, will delve into the comic world of Skylanders and how this brand extension is taking Skylanders to a new level. Every attendee will receive limited edition Skylanders merchandise.

Moving Forward by Looking Back — This is the Golden Age of Classic Comic Collections, Friday, 7/25/14, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Join President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein as he leads a spirited discussion about the recent boom in prestige collections of archival comic material! Joining Greg will be renowned “comic book historian” Craig Yoe, VP of Book Trade Sales at Dark Horse Comics Michael Martens, founder of Sunday Press Peter Maresca, Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Eric Reynolds and IDW Senior Editor of Special Projects Scott Dunbier. If you have a bookshelf bowing under the weight of great big books full of comics, and still crave more, this is the panel for you! Plus — announcements and giveaways. Just added! Dean Mullaney, from the Library of American Comics!

IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More!, Friday, 7/25/14, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: 8
Join IDW Editors John Barber and Carlos Guzman, along with Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Director, Global Publishing—for a comprehensive overview of all things IDW & Hasbro! Transformers! My Little Pony! G.I. JOE! Dungeons & Dragons! Announcements! Prizes! More! Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, writer/artist Tom Scioli, and many more special guests!

IDW: Rock This Town!, Friday, 7/25/14, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
IDW invites you to join in their 15th anniversary celebration with this panel featuring IDW’s own “Martin & Lewis,” Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Erik Burnham, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Tipton, and more to come for a spirited chat filled with announcements galore!

IDW: Summer Blockbusters!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 28DE
This panel is star-studded! Join IDW Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez, Jonathan Maberry, Walter Simonson, and Chuck Dixon for a lively discussion concerning the four biggest creator-owned books of the Summer, Little Nemo, V-Wars, Ragnarök and Winterworld!

Berkeley Breathed: The Last Comic-Con Panel!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 9
Legendary creator Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County, Opus, Flawed Dogs) makes a rare appearance at Comic-Con-International and—even MORE rare—will be hosting his second (and probably final) presentation. He’s a bit mysterious about what he’ll be presenting. However, there is unofficial word that he may be revealing recent illicit photos and art of his best friend Bill Watterson “borrowed” from the latter’s secret retreat in the foothills of Colorado. We’ll see you there. Get your seats early.

IDW Presents: Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez, Saturday, 7/26/14, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
2014 saw the end of the Eisner Award-winning series Locke & Key come to an end. Now, join creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, along with IDW’s Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, as they discuss the end of that seminal series, Joe and Gabe’s follow-up projects (Wraith & Little Nemo, respectively) and what they have coming for the future with IDW, and who knows what else? With these 3, it’s always an adventure.

IDW: Pop Culture Mix-Tape, Saturday, 7/26/14, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
Join IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Godzilla scribe Chris Mowry, America’s Army writer M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt from Comics Experience, special guests from Darby Pop, Monkeybrain and more, as they discuss the ever-growing slate of exciting new projects from the powerhouse publisher. Prizes, announcements, Q&A and hilarity will ensue!

IDW: Comics Make for Great Games!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room: 4
Join Jerry Bennington and Nate Murray from IDW’s new division, IDW Games for top secret info on the best tabletop boardgames around, including X-Files, Kill Shakespeare, Chew, Machi Koro, and more! Featuring special guest John Layman of Chew fame, and more! Who knows, you may even get to play a game or two!

Superheroes Are Saving Millions of Lives — For Real! Saturday, 7/26/14, 7:30p.m. – 8:30p.m., Room: 26AB
Come to the ultimate feel-good panel! An inspiring and heartwarming look at an uncanny team of comic book superheroes! The School of 5 and their comic books, distributed in 23 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America, are reaching 120 million people to save the lives of 5 million children who die every year from diarrheal diseases contracted from dirty hands. The School of 5, created by Craig Yoe, teach children and their families through their comic books the importance of washing with soap and water in 22 countries like India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Brazil, and Kenya through Unilever and partners like the UN’s UNICEF, Save the Children, and local governments. Panel participants include Eisner Award winner Craig Yoe, YoeBooks.com, and Stacie June Sheldon, Lifebuoy Global Social Mission Program Manager. Come and prepare to be amazed–and get free comic books–and bring a tissue to wipe away the super tears of joy!

IDW: Kids Comics!, Sunday, 7/27/14, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 4
Who’s got the best comics for kids? IDW, of course! My Little Pony! Angry Birds! TMNT! Littlest Pet Shop! Skylanders! Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! Join editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, David Hedgecock and Carlos Guzman as they talk all these titles and more! With special guests Louise Simonson, Katie Cook, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Derek Charm, and too many more to mention! Plus, free comics for kids!

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

via IDW Publishing