Archaia: San Diego Comic-Con 2013

ARCHAIA EXCLUSIVES, GIVEAWAYS, PANELS, AND SIGNINGS AT
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013

Booth #2229

Giveaways (while supplies last)

-2012 Free Comic Book Day hardcover (Free during Announcements panel and on Sunday at the Archaia booth)
-Archaia bookmarks
-Archaia bracelets
-Archaia buttons
-Archaia sketch/signature cards

 

Exclusives

-Archaia T-shirt ($25.00)
-An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will o’ the Wisp Book Plate (Free during Megan Hutchison signings)
-Beautiful Scars 3D Diorama Postcard (Free during Durwin Talon and Guin Thompson signings)
-Hacktivist Ashcan (Free during Hacktivist signings)
-Moon Lake Vol. 2 Preview Issue (Free during Dan Fogler signings)
-Mouse Guard: The Weasel War print (Free during Mouse Guard panel)
-Mouse Guard Black Axe replica by Skelton Crew, Gold-Plated edition ($30.00 at the Archaia booth and David Petersen’s Artist Alley table, GG-09)
-The Thrilling Adventure Hour exclusive print (Free)
-Rubicon slipcase edition ($25.00)

 

Free with Purchase

-Free with purchase of a copy of HAWKEN: GENESIS graphic novel: Scratch-off card good for Meteor points
-Free with purchase of a copy of Rubicon (slipcase edition) graphic novel: Scratch-off card good for Meteor points
-Free with purchase of a copy of The Thrilling Adventure Hour graphic novel: TAH mini-poster, TAH double-sided sketch and signature card, Adventurekateer membership card

 

Special Advance Copies of Archaia Titles
Debuting at Comic-Con

-Classic Space: 1999 – To Everything That Was
-Cyborg 009
-The Reason for Dragons
-Rubicon (slipcase edition)
-Siegfried Vol. 2: The Valkyrie
-The Thrilling Adventure Hour


Signing Schedule (subject to change;
check booth for any updates)

Wednesday, July 17
6-7pm

Andrew E. C. Gaska (SPACE: 1999, CRITICAL MILLENNIUM, CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES)
Chandra Free (THE GOD MACHINE, FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2)
Tom Pinchuk (HYBRID BASTARDS!, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)
Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)

7-8pm
Mike Kennedy (BLEEDOUT)
Brandon Thomas (THE MANY ADVENTURES OF MIRANDA MERCURY: TIME RUNS OUT)
Saurav Mohapatra (MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL)
Royden Lepp (RUST)

Thursday, July 18
10-11am

Whitney Leith (FRAGGLE ROCK)
Durwin Talon, Guin Thompson (BEAUTIFUL SCARS)

10-11:30am
Nichol Ashworth (FRAGGLE ROCK)
Royden Lepp (RUST)

11am-12pm
Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)

11:30am-12:30pm

Joanna Estep (FRAGGLE ROCK, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR)

11:30am-1pm
Saurav Mohapatra (MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL)

12-1:30pm
F.J. DeSanto, Marcus To, Ian Herring (CYBORG 009)

12:30-1:30pm
Shane-Michael Vidaurri (IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER)

1:30-2:30pm
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Blake Leibel (SYNDROME)

1:30-3pm
Tom Pinchuk (HYBRID BASTARDS!, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)

2-3pm
Jeff Stokely (THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)

2:30-4pm
Andrew E. C. Gaska (SPACE: 1999, CRITICAL MILLENNIUM, CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES)
Chandra Free (THE GOD MACHINE, FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2)

3-4pm
Matt Marblo (SPERA VOL. 1)
Michael McMillian (LUCID)

4-5pm
David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
Jeremy Bastian (CURSED PIRATE GIRL)
Royden Lepp (RUST)
Charles Soule (STRANGE ATTRACTORS)

5-6pm
Saurav Mohapatra (MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL)
Tom Pinchuk (HYBRID BASTARDS!, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)
Moro Rogers (CITY IN THE DESERT)
Shane-Michael Vidaurri (IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER)

6-7pm
Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)
Joanna Estep (FRAGGLE ROCK, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR)
Blake Leibel (SYNDROME)
Durwin Talon, Guin Thompson (BEAUTIFUL SCARS)

Friday, July 19
10-11am

Durwin Talon, Guin Thompson (BEAUTIFUL SCARS)
Moro Rogers (CITY IN THE DESERT)
Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)
Shane-Michael Vidaurri (IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER)

11am-12pm
F.J. DeSanto, Bradley Cramp, Marcus To, Ian Herring (CYBORG 009)
Brandon Thomas (THE MANY ADVENTURES OF MIRANDA MERCURY: TIME RUNS OUT)
Royden Lepp (RUST)

12-1:30pm
Matz (THE KILLER)
Saurav Mohapatra (MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL)
Mark Long (RUBICON)

12:30-1:30pm
Dan Fogler (MOON LAKE)

1:30-3:30pm
Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Paul F. Tompkins, Autumn Reeser, Hal Lublin, Craig Cackowski, Annie Savage (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR)

4-5pm
Karen Prell, Nichol Ashworth, Heather Nuhfer, Paul Morrisey (FRAGGLE ROCK)
Jeremy Bastian (CURSED PIRATE GIRL)
David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)

5-6pm
Dan Fogler (MOON LAKE)
Blake Leibel (SYNDROME)
Jeff Stokely (THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)
Tom Pinchuk (HYBRID BASTARDS!, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)

6-7pm
Matt Marblo (SPERA VOL. 1)
Andrew E. C. Gaska (SPACE: 1999, CRITICAL MILLENNIUM, CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES)
Chandra Free (THE GOD MACHINE, FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2)
John Chandler (THE SKRUMPS)

Saturday, July 20
10-11am

Matt Marblo (SPERA VOL. 1)
Joanna Estep (FRAGGLE ROCK, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR)

10-11:30am
John Chandler (THE SKRUMPS)
Royden Lepp (RUST)

11am-12pm
Moro Rogers (CITY IN THE DESERT)
Charles Soule (STRANGE ATTRACTORS)

11:30am-1pm
Dan Fogler (MOON LAKE)
Matz (THE KILLER)

12-1pm
Andrew E. C. Gaska (SPACE: 1999, CRITICAL MILLENNIUM, CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES)
Chandra Free (THE GOD MACHINE, FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2)

1-2pm
Shane-Michael Vidaurri (IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER)
Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)

1-3pm
Alyssa Milano, Marcus To, Ian Herring, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST) TICKETED EVENT – Tickets are given out first come, first serve on Friday morning at the Archaia booth, #2229

2-3pm
Heather Nuhfer, Paul Morrissey (FRAGGLE ROCK)
Durwin Talon, Guin Thompson (BEAUTIFUL SCARS)

3-4pm
Dan Fogler (MOON LAKE)
Mark Long (RUBICON)

3:30-4:30pm
F.J. DeSanto, Bradley Cramp, Marcus To, Ian Herring (CYBORG 009)

4-5pm
David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
Jeremy Bastian (CURSED PIRATE GIRL)

4:30-5:30pm
Jake Myler, Nichol Ashworth, Bryce Coleman, Whitney Leith (FRAGGLE ROCK)

5-6pm
Chris Northrop, Jeff Stokely (THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)
Tom Pinchuk (HYBRID BASTARDS!, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)

5:30-7pm
Saurav Mohapatra (MUMBAI CONFIDENTIAL)
Brandon Thomas (THE MANY ADVENTURES OF MIRANDA MERCURY: TIME RUNS OUT)

6-7pm
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Mike Kennedy (BLEEDOUT)

Sunday, July 21
10-11:30am

Brandon Thomas (THE MANY ADVENTURES OF MIRANDA MERCURY: TIME RUNS OUT)
Yehudi Mercado (PANTALONES, TX)
Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
Jake Myler (FRAGGLE ROCK)

11:30am-12:30pm
Moro Rogers (CITY IN THE DESERT)

11:30am-1pm
F.J. DeSanto, Marcus To, Ian Herring (CYBORG 009)

12:30-2pm
Andrew E. C. Gaska (SPACE: 1999, CRITICAL MILLENNIUM, CONSPIRACY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES)
Chandra Free (THE GOD MACHINE, FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2)

1-2pm
Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
Whitney Leith (FRAGGLE ROCK)

2-3pm
Chris Northrop, Jeff Stokely (THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)
Tom Pinchuk (HYBRID BASTARDS!, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS)
Matt Marblo (SPERA VOL. 1)

3-4pm
Durwin Talon, Guin Thompson (BEAUTIFUL SCARS)
Moro Rogers (CITY IN THE DESERT)
Joanna Estep (FRAGGLE ROCK, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR)

Archaia Panels

Friday, July 19, 2:00-3:00pm, Room 9
‘Cyborg 009 and the Legacy of Shotaro Ishinomori
Did you know that in 2008, the late Shotaro Ishinomori was named by Guinness World Records as the world record-holder for the most comics published by one author? It’s true! He created 770 individual stories that were collected into 500 volumes of manga, including Kikaider, Kamen Rider, and Cyborg 009. In a celebration of his legacy, Archaia Entertainment and Ishimori Production Inc. have teamed up to produce a groundbreaking, new graphic novel that re-imagines Cyborg 009 for a new generation! Moderator Stephen Christy (Archaia’s editor-in-chief) will talk with writers F.J. DeSanto and Bradley Cramp, along with artist Marcus To (Red Robin, Adventures of Superman) about the process of bringing this new graphic novel to life while also diving into Ishinomori’s incredible legacy with manga/anime expert Deb Aoki (manga.about.com) and Masayasu Takigawa from Ishimori Production Inc. Every attendee will receive a free copy of the Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 preview issue.

Friday, July 19, 4:00-5:00pm, Room 32AB
The Thrilling Adventure Hour World Domination Tour
Created in 2005 by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, The Thrilling Adventure Hour (TAH) is a popular staged production in the style of old-time radio. It has since also become a much-downloaded podcast with Nerdist Industries, and—premiering here at San Diego Comic-Con—a stunning graphic novel anthology! Each show consists of a selection of genre-bending stories, advertisements from fictional sponsors, musical numbers, and more, performed by a core group of actors known as the WorkJuice Players, and featuring cameos by stars from Firefly, Doctor Who, Community, and many more! Last fall, Acker and Blacker launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a TAH graphic novel, and they set a record at the time for the fastest graphic novel campaign to reach its goal. Now, almost a year later and with award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment on board to publish the book, the graphic novel is ready to debut! Moderated by graphic novel editor Joe LeFavi, join Acker, Blacker, and panelists that include WorkJuice Players Paget Brewster, Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Autumn Reeser, Annie Savage, along with artist Joanna Estep, as they share fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about The Thrilling Adventure Hour show, podcast, and graphic novel! Whether you’re already a fan or just love great entertainment, this will certainly be one of the funniest, most lively panels you’ll attend!

Saturday, July 20, 4:30-5:30pm, Room 8
Archaia Entertainment Presents: Announcements, Sneak Previews, and What’s Next!
Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment (Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Return of the Dapper Men), well known for its eclectic slate of stories and beautiful-looking publications, unveils the rest of its 2013 lineup, and there’s something for everyone! For fantasy fans, hear about The Reason for Dragons from writer Chris Northrop and An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ the Wisp from artist Megan Hutchison. Like noir? Writer Matz is here all the way from France to tell you about his newest volume of The Killer! Sci-fi fans will be represented with a blast from the past by writer Andrew E. C. Gaska’s new collection, Space: 1999 – The Classics Remastered. We’ve also got exclusive sneak peeks of Giannis Milonogiannis’ follow-up, Old City Blues Vol. 2, and Archaia’s first-ever 3D graphic novel, The Joyners in 3D. Actress/producer Alyssa Milano is on hand to announce her upcoming, cyber-thriller, Archaia graphic novel, and best-selling author Mark Long will tell you all about his new book, Rubicon, which was inspired by The Seven Samurai! If you like horror, actor/writer/director Dan Fogler has got another volume of his anthology graphic novel series Moon Lake up his sleeve. And finally, titles that are all-age-appropriate include new volumes of Cow Boy; Spera; and Hopeless, Maine! If you’re an Archaia fan, or just love great content, don’t miss this panel! All attendees will receive a copy of Archaia’s 2012 Free Comic Book Day hardcover book!

Sunday, July 21, 3:00-4:00pm, Room 28DE
Archaia Entertainment Presents: The Year of Mouse Guard
After its debut, Mouse Guard has become one of the most popular, beloved, and honored stories in comics, and in 2013, creator David Petersen is not slowing down! This year will see the release of the Mouse Guard Vol. 3: The Black Axe hardcover and the debut of the four-issue Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 miniseries (followed by the release of a hardcover that collects them) from Archaia Entertainment. In addition, from Skelton Crew comes collectible replica Black Axes, the first in a line of Mouse Guard replica weapons! Moderated by Mel Caylo (Archaia’s marketing manager), join the Eisner Award-winning Petersen and guests, including Jeremy Bastian, Eric Canete, and more to be announced as they give you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of all this Mouse Guard goodness, preview art from upcoming releases, and answer everything you wanted to know about Mouse Guard! Every attendee will receive a Comic-Con exclusive print of an original David Petersen drawing. Plus, one lucky audience member will win a free copy of the limited Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 Black and White Edition!

Other Panels of Interest

Thursday, July 18, 4:00-5:00pm, Room 32AB
The Editor-in-Chief Panel
Comics may be experiencing a new Renaissance thanks to all the movies, TV shows, and transmedia properties that have brought in thousands of more readers, but to publishers, there’s muc h more to it than that: The stories are better, the art is better, and the production values are higher! In this rare opportunity, gain some valuable insight as the current editors-in-chief of some of the top comics and graphic novel publishers come together for a lively discussion on topics that include the state of comics publishing today, challenges they face in an ever-evolving marketplace, how the editors broke into the industry in the first place, and much more! Come prepared with questions you’ve always wanted to ask! Moderator Kiel Phegley(News Editor for Comic Book Resources) leads a discussion that includes panelistsStephen Christy (Archaia Entertainment), Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios), James Lucas Jones (Oni Press), Chris Ryall (IDW), and Bob Schreck (Legendary Comics).

Sunday, July 21, 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 28DE
How and Why to Write a Great All-Ages Comic Book
Join our debate as some of the biggest kids in comics discuss the present state of the industry and what steps are necessary to secure our place in the hearts and minds of the next generation. What are the benefits and challenges involved in writing all-ages comics? How are licensed comics playing a role in our future? How might webcomics, digital publishing, emerging technologies, and self-publishing change the landscape? And how can we ensure that more young readers today become readers for life? Moderated by all-ages comics writer and editor Joe LeFavi (Fraggle Rock), panelists include Andy Runton (Owly), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Neo Edmund (Jurassic Strike Force 5), Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal), and Royden Lepp (Rust).

Events

8th Annual BOOM! Drink-Up
Thursday, July 18, 9:00pm – ?
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, Odysea Bar
1 Park Blvd. (1 block south of the Convention Center)

Open invitation to professionals and fans alike! No RSVP needed. No ticket to get in. No lines to wait in. Cash bar.

‘The Thrilling Adventure Hour’ Performances
Friday, July 19, 7:00pm and 9:30pm; Saturday, July 20, 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Ave.

Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/420793.

$25.00: Basic ticket to any one performance on Friday or Saturday night

$35.00: One basic ticket to the early 7PM show (either Friday or Saturday night) plus one admission to an exclusive one-hour signing event, which occurs after the Early Show on either night. Only 100 tickets available for each night!

$45.00: One basic ticket to the late 9:30 PM show (either Friday or Saturday night) plus access to our VIP WorkJuice after party! Only 150 tickets available to hang out with the cast and crew in the gorgeous Horton ballroom from 11PM to 2AM. This is a party you definitely do not want to miss!