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SDCC 2014: Mezco Announces The Strain Collectible Coin Collection

Mezco Toyz has announce a thrilling line of collectibles based on FX’s new series The Strain.

The Strain is a high concept thriller from co-creators, Executive Producers and Writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan and Executive Producer/Showrunner Carlton Cuse. The series tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City (home of Mezco headquarters). Goodweather and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. The Strain airs Sundays at 10:00 pm ET/PT only on FX.

Mezco has acquired rights to produce Strain figures in an assortment of scales, Living Dead Dolls, plush items, bobble heads, and more.

Mezco will also be offering the first-ever collectible coins for The Strain at San Diego Comic Con beginning on July 23th. The limited edition collectible features the series logo on the front and the biohazard symbol, as seen in the series, on the reverse.

Each coin is a stunning testament not only to the ancient evil of The Strain, but also to the artisans who hand craft each coin. Each hefty coin is crafted of solid metal and die struck. Each individual color is added by hand before being fired at over 500 degrees Fahrenheit for 24 hours to ensure maximum durability. In the final step, the coins are polished to an inhuman luster and then sealed in their airtight containment units.

Only 300 of these limited edition coins exist, and they are available exclusively at the Mezco Toyz booth #3445 and online while supplies last.

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SDCC 2014: Marvel’s Signing, Panel and Booth Schedule in Two Handy Graphics

San Diego Comic-Con is about under way, and Marvel is located at Booth #2329, along with some of the hottest creators in the industry.

The Marvel Booth is a one-stop shop for excitement, entertainment, and prizes at the convention! Tons of great giveaways (while supplies last), costume contests, live games shows, and exclusive Marvel video game demos await you! Don’t miss out the countless unforgettable events and even the chance to win items signed by Marvel creators!

Here’s two handy graphics with a list of what’s going on at the show!

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Eventbrite Releases Survey Results of Event Attendees

In June 2014, Eventbrite conducted an online survey of more than 2,600 people who purchased tickets to one of the hundreds of fandom events on their platform in the past two years. The survey consisted of 18 questions across a range of topics that provided some important insights into this vibrant, dynamic and highly influential audience.

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SDCC 2014: Orphan Black Clones Itself in Comics Courtesy of IDW

orphan black 1 coverOrphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series by Temple Street Productions, assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. IDW’s series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black.

Orphan Black, which has just been renewed for a third season, centers on Sarah Manning, who after witnessing the suicide of a woman that appears to be her doppelgänger comes into the knowledge that this woman and indeed herself, are two of many biological clones. Sarah takes on the woman’s identity and uses her position as a police detective to uncover the mystery behind what she is and what that means.

IDW Publishing is known for its authenticity and attention to detail when approaching licensed properties and Orphan Black is sure to be a comic book series a delight existing fans and make new ones.

IDW will be working closely with the show’s producers to expand the Orphan Black world. The first cover image seen here is by artist Nick Runge. The full creative teams and series details will be announced soon, with the first comic-book series launching in early 2015.

SDCC 2014: Tarantino Headlines Dynamite’s 10th Anniversary Panel

Dynamite Entertainment has announced that pioneering filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and award-winning writer Matt Wagner will be joining the Dynamite 10th Anniversary Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.  The two master storytellers will discuss bringing two Western icons together in Django / Zorro, the official comic book sequel to the blockbuster film Django Unchained, slated for release in November 2014 from Dynamite Entertainment and DC Entertainment.

On stage, Tarantino and Wagner will join Reginald Hudlin, the co-editor of the Django / Zorro crossover and a producer of the Django Unchained film; Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment; and Joseph Rybandt, the Senior Editor of Dynamite.

The Dynamite 10th Anniversary Panel will take place on Sunday, July 27th, from 2:15pm to 3:15pm, in Room 6BCF.  The panel will be moderated by Alan Kistler, and is open admission to all ticketed convention attendees.

Dynamite Entertainment released a joint announcement with Zorro Production, Inc. and DC Entertainment on June 18th, announcing the Django / Zorro comic book series scheduled for release later this year.  Tarantino (perhaps best known for his films Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill) and Wagner (of the acclaimed Grendel and Zorro comic books) share plot duties on the new series, with Wagner providing final dialogue and Esteve Polls (The Lone Ranger) illustrating the work.

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SDCC 2014: Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories

Edited by Erik Larsen and Bruce Timm—and just in time to take San Diego Comic-Con by storm—comes Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories, a deluxe limited edition collection featuring the original stories of the world’s greatest cartoonists.

This treasury edition format includes seven eye-popping, mind-melting stories from Erik Larsen, Bruce Timm, Adam Warren, Tom Scioli, Ryan Ottley, Andy Kuhn, and Arthur Adams. A collection years-in-the making, readers won’t want to miss out on this amazing special collector’s issue, an Image Treasury Edition.

A limited number of Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories will be available exclusively at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. It can be purchased at the Image Comics booth (#2729) for $20 each. Snap them up before they’re gone!

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SDCC 2014: Arcana Celebrates 10 years

ArcanaArcana is excited to not only be celebrating their 10th year as a publisher this year, but it is also their 10th year exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con! You can find them at booth #2415 for lots of giveaways, new titles, signings and GREAT DEALS!

All of their titles (even Hardcover titles!), their NEW Gwaii hats and their NEW Pixies plush are on sale for $15.00 or 2 for $20.00, and by all means mix and match!

They have packed boxes of free comics this year so make sure to stop by and get one (or two)!

At the Arcana booth this year you can test VisionBooks, a very cool program that brings your comics and graphic Novels to life. You can also pick up some of your favorite Asylum movies!

They have some great creator and celebrity signings this year, be sure to check out our full schedule below so you don’t miss a a thing!

Arcana’s Panel is happening Friday, July 25th 6:30-7:30pm in room 26AB – you don’t want to miss it!! The Steam Engines of Oz, HP Lovecraft & Pixies: Arcanamation. The animated feature film Pixies is coming to theaters this winter starring the voices of Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music), Alexa Vega (Spy Kids) and Carlos Pena (Big Time Rush) with music by Michael Bublé. Come watch the World Premiere of the opening scene for Pixies in its entirety. This will be followed by a behind the scenes look at the production of the animated features The Steam Engines of Oz and Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom. All three animated features are based on the Arcana graphic novels and produced by Arcanamation. SNEAK PEAK WORLD MOVIE PREMIERE, FREE COMICS, DOOR PRIZES, STEAMPUNK, HP LOVECRAFT & PIXIES. Come celebrate Arcana’s 10th year!

Signings

This year they have tons of awesome signings going on! Be sure to come check them out!

Thursday, July 24th

11am-12pm: Dwayne Harris (Amneisa, HeadSmash)

12:30-1:30: Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck)

2-3: Ne-Yo (R.E.D., Non Fiction)

Jared Cohn, Sara Malakul Lane, Gabriel Campisi (Jailbait)

3:30-4:30: Justin Robinson (Nieves, Butcher Street)

Friday, July 25th

10am-12pm: Ian Ziering, Vivica A. Fox (Sharknado 2)

11am-12pm: Erik Hendrix (Steam Engines of Oz, Sideshows)

12:30-1:30: Doc Wyatt (Creepsville, Intrinsic Volume 2)

2-3: Dwayne Harris (Amnesia), Mike Shear (Human Resources), Zoe Bell, Kristanna Loke, Vivica A. Fox (Mercenaries)

3:30-4:30: B. Alex Thompson (Blood, Shells and Roses, Amour)

5-6: Sean Dulaney (51 Delta)

Saturday, July 26th

11am-12pm: Justin Robinson (Nieves, Butcher Street)

12:30-1:30: Sean Dulaney (51 Delta)

2-3: Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck), Ciara Hanna (Blood Lake)

3:30-4:30: Sabir Pirzada (Affliction)

5-6: B. Alex Thompson (Blood, Shells, and Roses, Amour)

Sunday, July 27th

11am-12pm: Sabir Pirzada (Affliction)

12:30-1:30: Erik Hendrix (Steam Engines of Oz, Sideshows)

2-3: Doc Wyatt (Creepsville, Intrinsic Volume 2)

3:30-4:30: Edgar Delgado (Ultraduck)

SDCC 2014: Marvel’s Action-Packed Panel Lineup!

Marvel makes its return to the biggest comic event of the year – Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 – and they’re bringing the hottest creators, the biggest announcements, and more than a few surprises! Marvel has unveiled their star-studded line-up of panels for the convention, bringing fans the answers they’re craving about Avengers NOW!, Original Sin, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, Death of Wolverine and much, much more! And of course don’t forget to stop by the Marvel Booth (Booth #2329) for your chance get in on the fun all weekend with live events, creator signings and giveaways (while supplies last)!

Please note, all guests, times and rooms are subject to change.

Thursday, July 24th

MARVEL: Breaking into Comics The Marvel Way

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST

Room: 7AB

Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice, and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski and a slew of Marvel talent!

 

MARVEL: House of Ideas                                                            

Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM PST

Room: 7AB

Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Ryan Penagos (Executive Editorial Director of Digital) and other guests on what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel AR, Marvel.com, Marvel’s vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel!

 

MARVEL: Avengers & X-Men: AXIS                                        

Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM PST

Room: 6DE

Are you ready for Marvel’s biggest event of the year?  In Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, the Red Skull has enslaved thousands, amassed an army and now broadcasts his message of hate across the world.  Earth’s last hope hinges on the fragile alliance of two estranged teams – the Avengers and the X-Men!  A who’s who of Marvel talent and editors will be on hand to discuss this Marvel blockbuster!  PLUS, find out the latest on current and future X-titles!  Join Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Executive Editor Mike Marts, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS writer Rick Remender and other Mighty Marvel guests for a rousing discussion and Q&A session!

 

Friday, July 25th

MARVEL: Spider-Verse

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST

Room: 6DE

It’s the most epic Spider-Man event of all time as every Spider-Man EVER come together to face a world-ending threat!  Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) and Mark Waid (Daredevil) will be taking any and all questions from YOU the fans!  This is one panel no Spidey fan can miss!

 

MARVEL: Avengers NOW!

Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM PST

Room: 6BCF

This is the Avengers like you’ve never seen then before!  Marvel is bringing its biggest creators and its best characters together for Avengers NOW!  Join Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Rick Remender (Avengers & X-Men: AXIS), Jason Aaron (Original Sin) and other guests as they dish on the evolution of Marvel’s most iconic characters!

 

Marvel Television Presents

Time: 3:00PM – 4:00PM PST

Room: Ballroom 20

Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) returns with exciting news and fun surprises for fans! Join Jeph and the casts of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter in this can’t-miss panel that will take you behind the scenes and into the future of Marvel’s live action television series.

 

Saturday, July 26th

Marvel Animation Presents!

Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM PST

Room: 6BCF

Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television; Hydra Agent) returns for what’s become one of the most popular television panels at San Diego!  Join Jeph, Stephen Wacker (VP – Animation & Writing Panel Blurbs ), Cort Lane (Huge Nerd, VP) and Eric Radomski (Giant Dork, SVP) for the latest news on the House of Ideas’ hit animated shows:  Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Marvel’s Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. PLUS: See the eye-popping WORLD PREMIERE of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors’ history-making epic: “Spider-Verse”! DOUBLE PLUS: A special EXCLUSIVE never before seen surprise for MARVEL fans that you will all be talking about for the rest of the convention!

 

Marvel Video Games

Time: 12:30PM – 1:30 PM PST

Room: 6A

Join the Marvel Games team and some of the most talented developers in the industry as they cover nearly 15(!) awesome Marvel gaming experiences spanning all platforms – many of which feature the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Whether it’s EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS regarding one of the year’s biggest console titles (Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes), UPDATES to current favorites (Marvel Avengers Alliance, Marvel Avengers Alliance Tactics, Marvel Heroes, Marvel Puzzle Quest, Marvel: War of Heroes, X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Marvel Pinball and more), or entirely NEW GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS, there’s something here for every True Believer of the digital age.  Also, a surprise special guest appearance — and the COOLEST GIVEAWAY we’ve ever handed out!

 

MARVEL: Cup O’ Joe

Time: 2:45PM – 3:45 PM PST

Room: 6BCF

Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred exposé on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film, and T.V? This panel is for you!  Featuring Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Editor Jordan D. White, writers Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) and other Mighty Marvel guests!

 

Marvel Studios

Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM PST

Room: Hall H

Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

Sunday, July 27th

Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Only Panel

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST
Room: Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Marvel Unlimited Plus members are invited to attend a special member only panel at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel’s Indigo Ballroom! Join our emcee, the ever-lovin’, brown eyed Agent M, Ryan Penagos and a gaggle of outrageously talented creators including Jason Aaron, Simone Bianchi, Gerry Duggan and Todd Nauck for exclusive sneak peeks, reveals, a Q&A session and free stuff!*

*Available while supplies last.  Panel line-up subject to change.  Marvel Unlimited Plus membership does not guarantee entry.

 

MARVEL: Women of Marvel

Time: 11:15PM – 12:15PM PST

Room: 5AB

From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently.  Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry!  Panelists include Producer & Photographer Judy Stephens, Marvel’s The Watcher host Lorraine Cink, Social Media Manager Adri Cowan, Marvel Studios Asset Manager Alexis Auditore, Marvel Studios SVP of Visual Effects Victoria Alonso, writer Erica Schultz (Revenge OGN), artist Katie Cook (All-New Marvel NOW! Animal Variants), artist Joanna Estep (100th Anniversary: Fantastic Four), artist Rachelle Rosenberg (Amazing X-Men) and special guest Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso! 

 

MARVEL: Next Big Thing

Time: 12:30PM – 1:30PM PST

Room: 6DE

Gather ‘round friends and family to pay respect for our honored dead – the legendary X-Man Wolverine!  The Death of Wolverine is here and it will rock you to the core!  Plus, what happens in the wake of this summer’s murder mystery mega-event Original Sin?  Join Executive Editor Mike Marts, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, and writers Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine), and Mark Waid (Daredevil) for a panel discussion on the next big storylines of the Marvel Universe!

SDCC 2014: Viz Media’s Plans and Exclusives

VIZ Media delivers a cornucopia of anime and manga delight to fans of all ages this year at the 2014 Comic-Con International. Attendees are invited to join a fun weekend in San Diego jam-packed with special events, in-booth giveaways, informative panel discussions, and other fun activities and convention exclusives.

VIZ Media will host an array of panel discussions detailing a host of forthcoming releases, new acquisitions and other surprises from the company’s animation and publishing teams. Fans will not want to miss a very special appearance by Junko Takeuchi, the Japanese voice actress who provides the original voice for Naruto in the popular anime series. She will join the staff of VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP for a special panel discussion on NARUTO on Thursday, July 24th. Fans are also invited to attend the official SAILOR MOON panel, which will offer new information on the return of the legendary animated series to North America!

VIZ Media’s Booth 2813 on the Main Show Floor will be a continual hub of activity with special in-booth photo opportunities with an UGLYDOLL on Thursday, July 24th and everyone’s favorite cat-type robot from the future, DORAEMON, on Saturday July 25th. Fans can also catch freebies and promo item giveaways throughout the convention including posters, temporary tattoos, posters, postcards, buttons and more for popular series such as BLOOD LAD, DEADMAN WONDERLAND, SAILOR MOON and ONE-PUNCH MAN. And don’t miss the return of the VIZ MEDIA convention tote bag, FREE with any purchase, available in four amazing designs (while supplies last)!

Collectors also can browse an array of limited edition items and special convention exclusives that will be offered for sale in the VIZ Media booth throughout Comic-Con (while supplies last). Notable items include ONE PIECE Exclusive Replica Manga Art ($15.00); Limited Edition BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG ($35.00), with foil-accented slipcover and gilded page edges only 250 made – don’t miss the chance to have it signed by the artists at the exclusive in-booth signing; BRAVEST WARRIORS: CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK ($15.00); HELLO KITTY, HELLO 40 Commemorative Art Book (50.00) only 250 printed with foil-accented slipcover and gilded page edges – don’t miss the chance to have it signed by HELLO KITTY artists at the exclusive in-booth signing; exclusive Gecco NARUTO SHIPPUDEN figure ($150.00); and Cryptozoic’s NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Trading Card Game Presale ($50.00).

Also catch special advance pre-sales of several forthcoming new VIZ Media titles including FOOD WARS, Vol. 1 ($10.00), BLACK ROSE ALICE ($10.00) and THE ART OF PRINCESS MONOKOE ($35.00) ahead of their street date releases later this summer.  Don’t miss the latest WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Jump Pack ($20.00) that contains more than 100 pages of the world’s most popular featured series and a limited edition YU-GI-OH! card “Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Evening Twilight,” as well as a special bonus exclusive game mat free with purchase (while supplies last)!

VIZ Media Comic-Con Panels & Special Events

Thursday July 24th

10:00AM and 4:00PM UGLYDOLL PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

VIZ Media Booth #2813

Drop by the VIZ Media booth for a photo with an UGLYDOLL pal!

10:00AM – 11:30AM SHONEN JUMP PRESENTS: NARUTO

Room 8

NARUTO is one of the world’s most popular manga series, with over 60 best-selling volumes published. Get all the latest news and more at this super-sized panel, featuring guests from VIZ Media, Bandai Namco Games (Daisuke Koumoto, producer of the upcoming NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION) and a special guest Junko Takeuchi, Japanese voice of Naruto!

4:00PM – 5:00PM VIZ MEDIA PANEL

Room 7AB

Get the latest updates & exciting news from VIZ Media staff on your favorite manga and anime! There will be free manga for attendees (while supplies last)!

 

Friday July 25th

10:00AM – 1:00PM CATBUG VOICE ACTOR SAM LAVAGNINO

In-Booth Signing & Personal Appearance

VIZ Media Booth #2813

Meet the voice of Catbug, the breakout star of YouTube hit Bravest Warriors, and get a signed art card!

10:00AM – 11:00AMVIZ MEDIA ANIMATION PANEL Feat. NEON ALLEY

Room 25ABC

Find out all that’s new and awesome with the VIZ Media animation team and the free streaming site Neon Alley! Bring all your anime questions because they will be there to answer them!

 

Saturday July 26th

12:30PM – 1:30PM OFFICAL SAILOR MOON PANEL

Room 5AB

VIZ Media is releasing the complete classic SAILOR MOON series for the first time on Blu-ray and with an all-new English dub! Join members of the VIZ Media animation team and learn all about this legendary anime series!

12:30PM DORAEMON PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

VIZ Media Booth #2813

Get a hug and take a picture with everyone’s favorite cat-type robot from the future, DORAEMON!

 

Sunday July 27th

 

2:00PM – 3:00PM PERFECT SQUARE PRESENTS – MAKING KIDS COMICS AWESOME

Room 32AB

Bring your kids along, or just your inner child, and join an eclectic group of creators and editors for a lively roundtable that will get you laughing, learning and looking at the craft of all-ages comics in a whole new way!

Other Notable VIZ Media In-Booth Events

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Deck Building Game Demo

Check the daily booth schedule for a chance to try out the new card game debuting from Cryptozoic at SDCC!
In-Booth Signing and Photo-Op: HELLO KITTY

Join Hello Kitty herself and graphic novel artists for a special signing and photo opportunity!

Saturday, July 26th 10AM: features Jenni Holm, Matt Holm, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Lark Pien

Sunday, July 27th at 10AM: features Brianne Drouhard, Stephanie Gonzaga, Martin Hsu, Chynna Clugston Flores, Susie Ghahremani

Jacob Chabot will also be available Sunday July 27th at 1PM!

 

In-Booth Signing: BRAVEST WARRIORS

Meet the talented contributors for the brand new books based off of the YouTube smash-hit series and get your VIZ Media BRAVEST WARRIOR book or comic sampler signed!

Friday, July 25th at 4:00PM: features Stu Livingston, Tom Warburton, Jon Chad, Ian McGinty

Sunday, July 27th at 1:00PM: features Corin Howell and Inori Fukuda Trant

In-Booth Signing: NARUTO Figure Sculptor Shin Tanabe

Thursday, July 24th & Friday July 25th at 2:30PM

Meet Gecco figure Sculptor Shin Tanabe, creator of the Comic-Con exclusive NARUTO SHIPPUDEN figure and get your limited edition figure signed!

 

RANMA ½ Plinko

Available Throughout Comic-Con

Try your luck at our RANMA ½ Plinko board for a chance to win a limited edition Comic-Con only RANMA ½ water bottle! Check the daily booth schedule for times to play!

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SDCC 2014: FutureDude Studios’ Jeffrey Morris to Appear and Promote Brainstorm

brainstorm-209x300FutureDude Entertainment‘s Founder and CEO, Jeffrey Morris will appear at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con to promote the recent launch of the company’s first comic book title, Brainstorm. Morris will be appearing Thursday, July 24th to Sunday, July 27th at the booth for The Source Comics & Games from St. Paul, Minnesota (Booth #4423).

Brainstorm is a six-issue mini-series. The story follows a young scientist named Dr. Cale Isaacs who has created Project Zephyr – a successful weather control system that, after being funded by the  U.S. Military, is eventually confiscated and used on a tropical storm.When the test goes awry, the resultant hurricane grows to epic and unfathomable proportions – eventually encompassing the Northern Hemisphere. As it evolves, it appears to act out of self-preservation and even strike with purpose – becoming a raging sentient superstorm. Brainstorm will be available to the public on August 27th

Brainstorm will be followed by the launch of a second comic title from FutureDude parallelman-197x300Entertainment entitled Parallel Man. Parallel Man is a 7-issue comic book mini-series, mobile device video game, deck-builder game, and animated short film. The story follows Commander Nick Morgan — an intelligence agent from an evil version of America in an alternate universe. His government, known as The Ascendancy, has attacked and enslaved twelve other Earths and has its sights set on our world as their next target.

The Parallel Man: Invasion America comic book series will debut October 8th. It will be proceeded by Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit animated short starring the voices of John Cho, Lance Reddick, and Ming-Na Wen.

FutureDude Entertainment also has one additional project in the works for the remainder of 2014. Oceanus is live-action short-film that will be directed by Morris in Hollywood in October. The futuristic story follows a pair of married scientists from underwater city who face the aftermath of a terrifying global disaster. The completed project will enter the international film festival circuit throughout 2015 and serve as proof-of-concept for a larger feature film.

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