Clementine, Wrestlequest, Escape Academy and Before Your Eyes Headline New Skybound XPO: Games on May 20
Skybound has revealed its lineup for Skybound Xpo: Games, the upcoming virtual convention highlighting both the fan-favorite and brand-new video games that Skybound is home to. Hosted by Andrew Ghai and Janet Garcia, the digital pop culture experience will feature all-new programming, limited-edition merch drops and exciting announcements, streaming on Skybound’s YouTube channel on Friday, May 20, 2022.
The Games Xpo will celebrate 10 years of beloved character Clementine, star of the hit The Walking Dead video games, from start to finish. Tillie Walden, acclaimed author and artist of the upcoming Clementine Book One will sit down with comics superstar Ryan North to discuss her hugely anticipated graphic novel and reveal the very first details of Clementine Book Two.
David Finch and Dave McCaig’s variant cover of Clementine #1 will headline Shawn “Big Clutch” Kirkham’s biggest Comics Vault Live of 2022, and Xpo will also kick off the release of exclusive new Clementine merch that fans will not want to miss.
Alongside the iconic Clementine, the Xpo will debut programming that features the stars of new and upcoming video games from Skybound. Wrestling megastar Jeff Jarrett will be on hand to discuss Wrestlequest, Sarah Burns and Eric Edelstein will join for the online debut of Before Your Eyes Actors React, and Elyse and James Willems of Funhaus will do their best to best one of the toughest rooms in Escape Academy.
Skybound’s Xpo will also grant fans can’t-miss panels across Skybound’s vast network—from the world of comics, a discussion of all things paranormal with Kyle Starks for his upcoming series I Hate This Place; a new episode of ATTACK! With Attack Peter that promises a special announcement of Peter’s biggest project to date; and of course, a video games adaptation-themed new Movie Trivia Schmoedown match!
The full programming line-up, beginning at 10 a.m. PT, includes:
- WRESTLEQUEST Presents: A History of Wrestling in Games – MegaCat Studios, developers of the upcoming game WRESTLEQUEST, are joined by Jeff Jarrett and a very special guest to discuss the raucous, awesome, storied history of video game wrestling.
- Breaking into ESCAPE ACADEMY – Can Elyse and James Willems from Funhaus big brain their way out of one of the most ingenious rooms in ESCAPE ACADEMY? Check out the latest simulated escape room from developers Coin Crew Games and iam8bit.
- Skybound Games Showcase – Join host Woody Tondorf (Did we learn nothing from the Skybound Games Game Awards?!) as we give you a look at the amazing slate of upcoming Skybound Games releases, culminating in the online debut of Before Your Eyes Actors React, featuring Sarah Burns (Barry, Werewolves Within) and Eric Edelstein (We Bare Bears, Jurassic World)!
- Chatting CLEMENTINE with Tillie Walden and Ryan North – Award-winning author Tillie Walden (Spinning, On a Sunbeam) returns to Skybound Xpo with superstar special guest Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Slaugherhouse-Five) to discuss her hotly anticipated Clementine Book One, reveal the very first details of the sequel, what it’s like to work on the biggest properties in pop culture, and more in this can’t-miss panel for any The Walking Dead fan!
- Get Paranormal with I HATE THIS PLACE – A discussion of all things paranormal with Kyle Starks (writer, Assassin Nation) and Jon Moisan (Editor, Skybound) in celebration of the how new Skybound series I HATE HIS PLACE with moderator Rachel Evans.
- COMICS VAULT LIVE 305 – Shawn Kirkham AKA Big Clutch is back with another episode of Comics Vault Live with can’t-miss exclusive drops including CLEMENTINE, TWIG, I HATE THIS PLACE, THE WALKING DEAD, SKYBOUND X and more. Discover the full lineup.
- ATTACK! with Attack Peter – Everyone’s favorite artist & printmaker Attack Peter (Peter Santa-Maria) hosts a segment where he’ll make a surprise announcement about his biggest project to date and release an exclusive print to go with it.
- Video Game Movie Trivia Schmoedown – Another classic Xpo Schmoedown exhibition match as our ace competitors tackle one of the most challenging movie genres yet: the Video Game adaptation! Who will have the cinematic knowledge needed to come out on top?
COMICS VAULT LIVE 305 Covers