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Have questions about your account or need further information about Event Registration? Email email@example.com for more details. Given the high volume of emails anticipated during the week of Event Registration, attendees should plan to resolve any issues sooner rather than later.
True Dungeon event information in Gen Con’s Event Catalog may be viewed at this link.
Below is registration information with more important updates coming next week.
Convention Dates: Gen Con 2015 will take place from Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2. That is correct; the show happens two weeks earlier this year than in 2014.
Badge Pre-Registration: Your first chance to pick-up your 4-Day or single day badges will occur as Badge Pre-Registration opens on Friday, January 23 at noon (Eastern). Has your information or address changed in the past year? You can save yourself time, and update it now at gencon.com. Badge Pre-Registration will last until June 14. After that date, badges prices will raise and shipping options will limited to Will Call pick-up only.
Hotel Registration: Gen Con’s Housing Portal will become active on Sunday, January 25 at noon (Eastern). Hotel Registration will have some key changes this year, intended to improve the ease of the registration process. Gen Con will announce these updates in approximately one week, so make sure to check your email or gencon.com to find out these details soon. An initial informational page on 2015 Gen Con housing has been posted for your review here, and will be updated throughout the convention year.
Event Submission: Begins today! Do you have a great idea for a gaming, educational, or entertainment event? You can submit it here (login required). Placement priority will go to those that apply prior to February 6. Event space is limited, and placement of events will depend on prior event performance and the historical performance of similar events. Do you have questions on running an event? Check the Host page and Event Host Policy, and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or post in the GM Forum if you need any help at all.
Event Registration: Will start on Sunday, May 17. Save the date! Last year, Gen Con featured more than 14,000 gaming events, more than any other gaming convention in the world. With thousands of events, there is something for every interest – games, seminars, film, anime, live music, outdoor activities, costume events, an Art Show, and more!
More information will follow in the coming days, weeks, and months, and before you know it, Gen Con 2015 will be here!
Come Out & Play!
The Chicago Toy & Game Fair returns to Chicago on Navy Pier, November 22nd and 23rd at Navy Pier in Festival Hall A. Kick off your holiday fun! Please share this newsletter with friends, like us on Facebook, help us spread the word!
Featured Exhibits – We have robots, Rainbow Loom, dinosaurs, Star Wars characters, Lazer Tag, a truck filled with video games, carts… and so much more! Check out the Featured Exhibitor Page: http://www.chitagfair.com/featured-exhibits/
Young Inventor Challenge, presented by Spin Master(11/22 10a – 2p) – A fantastic opportunity for children ages 6 to 18 to showcase their own original toy & game inventions to toy & game industry professionals, members of media and the general public. We have a new workbook full of inspirations and exercises for you, and an even bigger prize package! Registration for the Young Inventor Challenge is at http://chitagfair.com/young-inventor-challenge/. The deadline is November 4th!
Rummikub National Championship! (11/22) – The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is hosting the Rummikub National Championship! The winner of the tournament receives round trip airfare and a travel stipend to compete in the World Championship next year in Germany! More details coming soon – http://www.chitagfair.com/featured-events/rummikub-national-championship
Illinois State Yo-Yo Championship (11/22 10a – 4p) – A dynamic performance competition (featuring ladder climbs). Hands-on tips for all skill levels; online and day-of registration available. This immensely entertaining contest will feature multiple divisions in both the Sport and Pro categories. Contest entry is open to all ages!
Catan National Championship, US Qualifier (11/22 10:30am) – This event is already full, and a wait list has started. Mayfair is considering adding additional seats. Open to ages 18+. For more information and wait list sign up, visit http://www.chitagfair.com/settlers-of-catan-national-championship-us-qualifier/
Star Wars Luncheon (11/22, 12p-1p) – Meet & eat with your favorite Star Wars characters! Plus free Star Wars Action figures! Sponsored by Hasbro. http://chitagfair.com/star-wars-luncheon/
Special Programming for Scouts (11/23) – Scouts in uniform receive free admission to the fair thanks to Mayfair Games, publishers of the hit board games “The Settlers of Catan” and “Catan Junior”. Mayfair Games will be providing a special workshop for boy scouts working towards their game design badge. Legoland Discovery Center will be providing a workshop for Girl Scouts on creating their own LEGO Comic Book. For more information, visit http://chitagfair.com/girl-scouts-and-boy-scouts/
Meet the Inventors (11/22 & 23) – Leslie Scott, inventor of the worldwide tower stacking sensation Jenga, will be giving copies of her book “About Jenga” to the first 1000 attendees at the fair. She will be available for signings 12-2 each day. You can also meet the inventors of Rainbow Loom, Zoomer the Robot Puppy and more! http://www.chitagfair.com/featured-inventors
Ticket Information - $10/adult, $5/child ages 3-13. More information, including a $2 off coupon and complimentary admission guidelines, can be found on our ticket page: http://chitagfair.com/tickets-and-hours/
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John Carpenter’s Asylum exhibiting at New York Comic Con
(Hollywood, CA-October 6, 2014) Storm King Productions announced today a plethora of convention news and show specials surrounding their booth (#2029) at this year’s New York Comic Con. A small presale run of John Carpenter’s Asylum graphic novel in both hardback and soft cover editions will be on sale before the book officially hits stores the end of this month. Prologue issue #00 will also be for sale including a con exclusive sketch cover variant. Pre-orders will be taken for the limited edition art book version of the trade as well. This item is ONLY available through the publisher. Each order will be in the form of a raffle ticket that includes entry into a drawing to win a flat screen TV. Drawing will be held Sunday October 12th at 3pm. Winner MUST be present to take possession of the the TV immediately. Co creators and artists behind John Carpenter’s Asylum will be available for signings as well!
John Carpenter’s Asylum Signing Schedule:
Sandy King Carpenter (John Carpenter’s Asylum, They Live) Every day 2pm-5pm
Leo Manco (John Carpenter’s Asylum, HellBlazer) Every day 2pm-5pm
Janice Chiang (John Carpenter’s Asylum, Guardians of the Galaxy) Saturday 2pm-5pm
All creators are available for interviews as well. Ms. King Carpenter is available for panels. Contact Lys@sphinxgroup.com to book time in advance of the show.
The soft cover trade NYCC release will be $19.99 and a full 200 pages which contain the 144 comic pages from the first six issues as well as a sketchbook from Leo Manco that shows pages in the three different stages of development (pencils, inks, colors), a “how to”guide covering the creation of the John Carpenter’s Asylum animated trailer, and three new demons never before seen in the comic! The hardcover edition includes two collectible art cards. The limited edition art book includes an oversized slipcase hand numbered with signatures by Sandy King Carpenter, John Carpenter, Leo Manco, Bruce Jones, Trent Olsen, Janice Chiang and Thomas Ian Griffith. The run will be strictly limited to 500.
About John Carpenter’s Asylum:
There’s a war coming to the City of Angels. In tunnels beneath the city, in the dark alleys among the homeless, demons lurk and Lucifer bides his time. One man knows. One man sees. One man walks those dark streets. Father Daniel Beckett’s seen demons and he’s spoken to the Devil, but he’s never seen an angel and he’s never spoken to God. Obsessed and driven as much by betrayal as righteousness and anger as redemption, he walks the smoke-filled encampments of lost souls like Dante’s nine rings of the Inferno. He is God’s warrior at war with God.
With this step into the comic book world, John Carpenter brings it all to the serial world he’s loved since childhood. Supernatural horror with that twist of fate that only flawed mankind can provide.
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About Storm King Productions:
Storm King Productions is headed up by writer producer powerhouse Sandy King Carpenter. Storm King focuses on artistic storytelling in all forms. Their flagship comic book title John Carpenter’s Asylum has become a global fan favorite. Other comic properties including Randy Queen’s DarkChylde, are also currently in production.
Skybound & Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) To Provide Robert Kirkman’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers For 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Attendees
Return Of Popular Run Includes Drawings By Superstar Artists For All 24 Shows In Wizard World Comic Con Series Beginning In New Orleans, January 9-11; VIPs To Receive Additional B&W Sketch
NEW YORK – Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Robert Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide. With anticipation high for the debut of Season 5 of the television series in a few weeks, Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the launch of an entirely new series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of popular issues of The Walking Dead comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at every Wizard World Comic Con event in 2015.
Superstar artists who regularly appear at Wizard World events will draw the unique covers for each of the 24 shows scheduled to date, beginning with Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The artists for each book will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans.
The exclusive The Walking Dead editions will be produced in extremely limited quantities and are available at registration to fans only while supplies last at each Wizard World convention. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic. The full schedule of 2015 Wizard World shows is available at www.wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.
“Skybound is pleased to work with Wizard World and many talented artists to bring this series to thousands of fans,” said Kirkman, “Wizard World attendees have been great supporters of The Walking Dead for years, so these books are particularly appropriate for this audience.”
“Wizard World fans have shown a strong desire for everything The Walking Dead, and we are proud that this partnership with Robert Kirkman and Skybound will allow us to give these books free to all of our paid attendees,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO and President. “We have seen the rise in popularity of The Walking Dead, from popular celebrity guests like Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, Michael Rooker and many others, to cosplay of dozens of characters, to artwork and merchandise at our shows. We know that fans will appreciate the return of one of our most popular promotions ever.”
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman is the creator of many popular comic books, including the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, and the new exorcism comic, Outcast which was released in June 2014 and recently received a pilot pickup for CINEMAX with Fox International.
Since entering the comics scene with his self-published cult-hit Battle Pope in 2000, the Kentucky native has risen to fame as one of the most successful names in comics and entertainment. In 2008, Kirkman became a partner at Image Comics, and in 2010, he opened Skybound, his own imprint at Image, which publishes his titles as well as other original work.
That same year, Kirkman continued to expand his presence in the entertainment industry, becoming a creator, executive producer and writer on The Walking Dead television show. The show is in production on its fifth season and has become the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.
Kirkman is also slated to executive produce AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series.
Under the Skybound Entertainment umbrella Kirkman wrapped production on his first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.
About Skybound Entertainment
Since opening its doors in 2010, Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. Skybound CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.
Skybound Entertainment and Kirkman just wrapped production on their first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. The film is slated to be released in the spring of 2015.
Skybound released Kirkman’s new exorcism comic, Outcast, in June 2014 which recently got the green light for a television pilot with CINEMAX and Fox International. Kirkman will serve ascreator and executive producer of the series.
Skybound Entertainment and digital entertainment company Maker Studios recently announced a deal for the studio to produce and air four digital series based off Skybound IPs.
Comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead, the superhero-comic Invincible, all-ages comic Super Dinosaur, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief of Thieves.
Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including video games, apparel, board games, and action figures.
For more information, please visit Skybound online at www.skybound.com and www.thewalkingdead.com.
About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).
Full event information can be found at www.wizd.me/PR.
Wizard World Remaining 2014 Schedule
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con
Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: www.wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.
Krel Komix is Exhibiting at the New York Comic Con Oct. 9 – 12 with an Exclusive SHOW SPECIAL, Argent Starr — Tales From The Archives Vol. 1 Pre-Release & Appearances by Creators Altemus & Byrd
This year Argent Starr creators Altemus and Lyn T. Byrd will be at our corner booth (#1245) in the Small Press area for interviews, to sign books, and chat with Comic Con attendees.
NYCC Show Special
Visitors to our booth can get a signed pre-release copy of Volume 1 of the graphic novel AND their choice of an Argent Starr poster for only $12.99 (regularly $13.99). This beautifully printed 104 page all-color collector’s volume includes all the action from chapters 1-3, along with pin-ups and background info on the universe, characters, locations and Argent’s magical tech.
As of Oct. 12, Vol. 1 will be released onComixology — digital download for $4.99 and on IndyPlanet.com — print-on-demand copies for $13.99.
We’ll be offering 7 different dynamic poster designs featuring characters from the series, exclusive sets of collectable Argent Starr trading cards, buttons, dice, matchbooks and a limited quantity of single issues 1-3 for those who want to sample our universe or complete their collection. Visitors can join our email list for a chance to win an Argent Starr T-shirt and recieve updates.
We will also be premiering an exciting animated trailer at the con, featuring the newly composed, kick-ass Argent theme by Reverend Screaming Fingers and company (headphones provided).
About ARGENT STARR — Tales From the Archives
By Altemus & Lyn T. Byrd
WISE-CRACKING ACTION-ADVENTURE IN A SCI-FI NOIR SETTING
The year: 2062. “They” have a plan for Earth and they’re NOT going to ask if we like it or not. Is the fate of the planet really in the hands of a half-alien hero scientist, a female sniper, and a talking cat?
Only one man on Earth, technopath Argent Starr, the half human son of an alien warrior-scientist, can deflect the coming threat. His team; the ravishing badass commando Mrs. Thorne, and a trouble-making, brain-enhanced talking cat. The trio are swept into an adventure pitting shape-shifters, alien gamblers, interstellar mobsters and a mysterious galaxy-controlling sect, against Argent’s hyper-tech powers of magic and super science.
Argent Starr is adult entertainment combining hard science, soft sex and satire, for the geeky and not-so-geeky masses; a mix of action-adventure with elements of fantasy and comedy, featuring sabotage, assassins, sex, drugs, high-stake casinos, and espionage. Fans of properties such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Farscape, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Fifth Element and Men In Black will enjoy this work.
Read our free 12-page preview and learn more about Argent Starr’s universe at our Web portal argentstarr.com: http://www.argentstarr.com/previews
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About the creators
Altemus, a life-long comics and sci-fi fan, is a New York based illustrator-designer, who’s art directed national magazines such as Penthouse and US. He was also the Creative Director behind many official souvenir magazines for films such as; Back To The Future, the first three Batman films, Blade Runner, Goonies, Gremlins, Jurassic Park, Mad Max, Star Wars, and The X-Files TV show. He was a partner and COO of the late ’90′s Silicon Alley internet development corporation, Interocity, and created the highly popular Altemus Collection of dingbat fonts sold world-wide.
Lyn T. Byrd a native Manhattanite and alumnus of New York City’s High School of Art & Design, was singer and keyboardist for one of the ’80s first wave of synth-pop bands, Comateens. The band was also among the first in the industry to record solely with a drum machine, joining the ranks of the burgeoning electropop avant garde along with bands such as The Normal, Suicide, and Kraftwerk. She is also a writer, artist, designer, singer, and songwriter, with over fifteen years experience in designing for print and the internet.
About Krel Komix
An independent publisher currently developing a number of properties created by Altemus and Byrd.