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ARCHAIA at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo C2E2

Archaia will be exhibiting at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) during the weekend of April 26-28. You can find us at Booth 1019! Confirmed Archaia creators in attendance include:

Andrew E. C. Gaska (writer: Critical Millennium: The Dark FrontierConspiracy of the Planet of the ApesSpace: 1999: Aftershock and Awe)
Andrew Rostan (writer: An Elegy for Amelia Johnson)
Brent Schoonover (artist: Mr. Murder Is Dead)
Chandra Free (writer/artist: The God MachineFraggle Rock)
Charles Soule (writer: Strange Attractors)
Cory Godbey (artist: Fraggle Rock, the upcoming Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and Spera Vol. 3)
David Marquez (artist: SyndromeDays Missing Vol. 2: Kestus, the upcoming The Joyners in 3D)
David Petersen (writer/artist: Mouse Guard)
Jeremy Bastian (writer/artist: Cursed Pirate Girl)
Jim McCann (writer: Return of the Dapper Men)
Janet Lee (artist: Return of the Dapper Men)
Ramón Pérez (artist: Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand)
R.J. Ryan (writer: Syndrome, the upcoming The Joyners in 3D)
Royden Lepp (artist/writer: Rust)
Tom Pinchuk (writer: Hybrid Bastards!)
Yehudi Mercado (writer/artist: Pantalones, TX)

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We will also be presenting a panel during C2E2. Please join us!

Sunday, April 28, 1:30 – 2:30p.m., Room W471
Archaia Entertainment Presents: Comics Storytelling and the Lost Art of 3D — Join creators with a special perspective on 3D storytelling in comics for an uncensored discussion of the medium’s benefits and drawbacks, as well as a wide-ranging survey of the highs and lows of 60 years of 3D comics, only at C2E2 2013!

Pioneered by a cabal of industrious creators in the early 1950s, anaglyph 3D comics experienced a boom at roughly the same mid-century moment as 3D movies first appeared in cinemas nationwide. 60 years later, 2012 saw the passing of two of the field’s pioneers: comics legend Joe Kubert, one of the format’s credited inventors, and Ray Zone, the famed conversion artist on the most notable 3D comics of the last 30 years.

To pay tribute to these lost giants and celebrate the 2013 release of their ambitious, all-3D graphic novel The Joyners in 3D from Archaia, writer R.J. Ryan (Syndrome) and New York Times best-selling illustrator David Marquez (All-New X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Syndrome) have invited a panel of creatives from across comics to dig deep into the medium’s checkered history of using 3D as a storytelling tool. The multimedia presentation will include big-screen glimpses of comics’ most famous—and most forgettable—3D projects, as well as a brief, exclusive sneak peek at Ryan & Marquez’s epic 3D melodrama, The Joyners in 3D. Moderated by Word Balloon podcast host John Siuntres.

Every panel attendee receives a free pair of 3D glasses and a coupon to receive a copy of the 2012 Free Comic Book Day hardcover at the Archaia booth (while supplies last)!

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Mouse Guard creator David Petersen and Rust creator Royden Lepp will also take part in the Imaginative Sci-Fi Authors of C2E2 Panel!

Saturday, April 27, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm., Room W475b
Joining other science fiction and fantasy authors such as E.B. Hudspeth (The Resurrectionist, published by Quirk), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son, Top Shelf), Brandon Easton (Roboy, Lion Forge), and Rachel Rawlings (The Maurin Kincaide Series), David Petersen and Royden Lepp will talk about their imaginative Sci-Fi and Fantasy graphic novels!

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SIGNING SCHEDULE (Subject to change. Check booth for final times.)
Archaia Booth, #1019

FRIDAY, April 26
12:30-1:30  Chandra Free (Table 1), Jeremy Bastian (Table 3)
12:30-2  Charles Soule (Table 2), Royden Lepp (Table 4)
2-3:30  R.J. Ryan, David Marquez (David until 3 only) (Table 3)
2:30-3:30  Jim McCann, Janet Lee (Table 1)
3-4  David Petersen (Table 2)
3-4:30  Andrew E. C. Gaska (Table 4)
4-5  Tom Pinchuk (Table 3)
4:30-5:30  Yehudi Mercado (Table 2)
4:30-6  Royden Lepp (Table 1)
5-6:30  Brent Schoonover (Table 4)
5:30-7  Andrew Rostan (Table 3)
6-7  Charles Soule (Table 2)

SATURDAY, April 27
11-12  Jeremy Bastian (Table 2)
11-12:30  Brent Schoonover (Table 1), R.J. Ryan and David Marquez (David until 12 only) (Table 3), Royden Lepp (Table 4)
12:30-1:30  Yehudi Mercado (Table 2)
1-2:30  Chandra Free (Table 1), Ramón Pérez (Table 3)
1-4  Andrew Rostan (Table 4)
2-3  Charles Soule (Table 2)
3-4  David Petersen (Table 3)
3-4:30  Andrew E. C. Gaska (Table 1)
3:30-5  Royden Lepp (Table 2)
4:30-5:30  Cory Godbey (Table 3)
5-6:30  Tom Pinchuk (Table 1)
6-7  Charles Soule (Table 2)

SUNDAY, April 28
11-12:30 Andrew Rostan (Table 1), R.J. Ryan and David Marquez (David until 12 only) (Table 2), Charles Soule (Table 3), Chandra Free (Table 4)
1-2:30  Brent Schoonover (Table 2), Andrew E. C. Gaska (Table 3)
3-4  David Petersen (Table 2), Andrew Rostan (Table 3), Yehudi Mercado (Table 4)

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We will be holding several social media contests during the weekend of C2E2!

Foursquare Check-in Contest
Using Foursquare, fans have a chance to win an all-ages prize pack containing copies of: Mouse Guard Vol. 1: Fall 1152Rust Vol. 1Pantalones, TX; and Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse. To enter, simply check in to “Archaia Entertainment: Booth #1019” (http://4sq.com/12FDU7y) through the Foursquare app on your iOS or Android phone and tweet your check-in using #ArchaiaC2E2. Winners will be contacted to receive their prize. More info: http://on.fb.me/12G8IFk

Instagram Contest
Using Instagram, fans have a chance to win a Henson/Archaia graphic novel prize pack containing copies of: Fraggle Rock Vol. 1, Fraggle Rock Vol. 2: Tails and Tales, The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1, and The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 2. To enter, take creative photos of the Archaia booth at C2E2 (#1019), upload it using the Instagram app on your iOS or Android phone, and use the hashtag #ArchaiaC2E2. Archaia will choose the best photo and contact the winner to receive their prize! Photos will be posted on the Archaia Facebook page! More info: http://on.fb.me/11idRR2

Retweet to Win Contest
Archaia Entertainment will be hosting a Retweet to Win contest through Twitter! Retweeting starts Friday, April 26th at 10am CST! This contest will run thru Sunday, April 28th. To enter, you must follow Archaia on Twitter, look for the special “RT to Win” tweet from our account (@Archaia) which will be sent out several times each day throughout C2E2 weekend (April 26-28). Multiple winners will be selected each day. Prizes include copies of: Cow Boy: A Boy and His HorseThe Dark Crystal: Creation Myths  Vol. 1Fraggle Rock Vol. 1Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 1HAWKEN: GENESISMouse Guard Vol. 1: Fall 1152Pantalones, TX; Return of the Dapper Men; and Rust Vol. 1. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/434507266642329/