SDCC 2020: Heavy Metal Entertainment announces Comic-Con@Home plans, Comic-Con After Hours virtual after party

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Heavy Metal will be talking more about the future of the brand in a Comic-Con At Home panel
titled, “Heavy Metal Presents: Forging the Future of Genre,” set for release on Thursday, July 23
at 6:00pm PT.

That future includes contributions from a list of both industry veterans and exciting newcomers to the medium, including CEO Matthew Medney, CCO and Publisher David Erwin, Dylan Sprouse (Suneater), George C. Romero (The Rise, Cold Dead War), Brendan Columbus (Savage Circus) and Dan Fogler (Brooklyn Gladiator, Moon Lake), all contributing to the panel, which celebrates the magazine’s legacy while maintaining proper forward momentum. The panel will be live at 6:00pm on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

In addition to the respective works of those creators, this panel will be a deep dive into Heavy Metal’s 300th issue, which debuts August 19 th. Heavy Metal’s executive and editorial teams see this issue – and this panel – as a perfect jumping-on point for fans who have never sampled the magazine or simply don’t know where to start.

Make sure you stay until the very end of the panel, though, as Heavy Metal will be offering an exclusive sneak peek at their forthcoming immersive audio podcast experience, WonderWerk, a coproduction with DIGA Studios. If it’s simply magazines and comics you are looking for, go to Heavy Metal’s virtual Comic-Con At Home Booth #1529 for a selection of their most compelling titles.

That celebration will continue on Saturday, July 25th, as Heavy Metal kicks off a virtual after party with media partner Nerdbot called “Heavy Metal Presents: Comic Con After Hours.” With more of a party vibe, the Comic Con After Hours live stream on Nerdbot’s Facebook page will feature some of Heavy Metal’s best and brightest taking part in loose, fun conversations about pop culture. One in particular will feature David Arquette (actor, Scream) and Cliff Dorfman (writer, Warrior), the cowriters of Heavy Metal’s Highwayman, taking on the topic “How To Survive A Horror Film.”

Another, featuring CEO Medney and Lockheed Martin Space’s John Connelly and entitled “Putting The
Science in Sci-Fi,” riffs on which sci-fi in pop culture got the science right.

The After Hours event will be hosted by Nerdbot’s Dade Elza and Colin K. Bass, and will feature a performance by electronic artist Chuck None, a custom Heavy Metal cocktail tutorial by T.W. Falls, and a live
painting of Heavy Metal’s Nelson character by artist Joe Palone. To join the virtual after party, go to at 6:00pm PT on Saturday, July 25.