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Otakon 2014: Yoshiki Returns to the Convention

YOSHIKI PhotoYoshiki is returning to Otakon – this time, finally, for a proper full concert performance. The world-renowned star (and longtime friend of the convention) will perform a show based on his Yoshiki Classical World Tour, but has promised something extra special for Otakon.

The multi-talented founder of X-Japan made his first Otakon appearance in 2006, and came back in 2010 with Sugizo to give a special performance. Four years later, he returns to headline the Otakon Sunday Concert.

Yoshiki, considered to be one of Asia’s most influential musical artists and the biggest rock icon, is honored to share his new collection of compositions entitled Yoshiki Classical with fans around the world.

The long awaited album Yoshiki Classical was released worldwide in the fall of 2013 and met with tremendous response. It sees collaborations between Yoshiki and legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Quartet San Francisco.

Yoshiki Classical debuted at #1 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in 10 countries around the world and also saw a Top 10 debut in 4 countries.

Although known as the founder of Japan’s biggest rock band “X Japan”, and is credited as the catalyst for the flamboyant visual-kei rock sub-genre, Yoshiki is a world-renowned classically trained multiinstrumentalist/composer/musician. “X Japan” has sold more than 30 million singles and albums combined, along with several sold-out world tours, including selling out the 55,000-capacity Tokyo Dome, a record 18 times.

Yoshiki’s talent has seen him compose the 2012 Golden Globe Awards theme song, which is available in 111 countries. He’s also composed and performed an orchestral piece/piano concerto to commemorate the Japanese Emperor’s 10th anniversary of his reign, along with the theme for the World Expo held in Japan.

Beyond music, Yoshiki has been celebrated in many unique ways. Only highlighting a few; Marvel Comic legend Stan Lee created the music superhero comic book series “”Blood Red Dragon” based on Yoshiki. Madame Tussaud created and unveiled the Yoshiki wax figure. Additionally, Yoshiki has his own clothing and jewelry line, not to mention his own branded Yoshiki VISA Card and a line of wine called “Y by Yoshiki”. For the first time in history, a Hello Kitty product line was named after a person – Yoshikitty. And in December 2013, Yoshiki launched his very own YOSHIKI special edition headphone.

Otakon 2014 will be held August 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.

Todd McFarlane at SDCC 2011

Official Press Release

TODD MCFARLANE TO MAKE CAMEO AT 2011 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
Plenty of Panels and Signings to Get Your McFarlane fix

So it turns out the 2011 San Diego Comic Con just isn’t the same without Todd McFarlane! For one day only, Thursday, July 21, Todd will be meeting & greeting with fans, signing swag, and talking about his latest projects! Whether you are a comic fanatic, gaming junkie, an action figure connoisseur, or an international rock’n’roller, you will find Todd’s name tied to all the coolest names and products at this year’s con.

So grab your signature books, SDCC badge & authentic movie costumes, as we look at where you can catch a glimpse of McFarlane this year:

Toys “R” Us Halo: Reach Figure Launch Signing: Todd McFarlane
Thursday, July 21
10-11:30AM
Entertainment Earth booth #2343

Toys “R” Us is excited to announce that they will be previewing the Halo: Anniversary Master Chief Platinum action figure from McFarlane Toys at the SDCC, weeks before the line hits store in August! So make sure to pick up your platinum-painted version of John-117, because Toys “R” Us and Entertainment Earth will be hosting an autograph session with Todd McFarlane Thursday morning from 10 to 11:30 am at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343. The event is limited to 150 people. Two autographs per person, limited to the SDCC exclusive figure and one additional item.

Fans not attending the show can still purchase the figure online at Toysrus.com starting Sunday, July 24.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning “Bringing Worlds to Life, From Concept to Pixel” Panel: McFarlane, Tim Coman, Reckoning video game designers
Thursday, July 21
12-1PM
Room 25ABC

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning—one of the most nominated video games at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)—is brought to life through the trademark visceral style of creative art director and concept artist Todd McFarlane. Listen as Todd, Big Huge Games art director Tim Coman, and a panel of Reckoning designers discuss the artistic process of creating a massive fantasy epic role-playing videogame in “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: Bringing Worlds to Life, From Concept to Pixel,” from 12 to 1 PM in Room 25ABC.

For more information and to see the full trailer for Reckoning, visit www.reckoning.com.

Blood Red Dragon Comic Panel: McFarlane, Stan Lee, Yoshiki, and Goff
Thursday, July 21
1-2PM
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront (SDCC attendee badge required)

Working with the legendary creator Stan Lee and rock superstar Yoshiki (X Japan), Todd and his creative cohorts Jon Goff (writer) and Carlo Soriano (pencils/concept art) have created the ultimate hero from the east in Blood Red Dragon. Come listen to these creative minds as they talk about combining the worlds of music and comics in this awesome new project. This captivating panel and Q&A session is from 1 to 2 PM in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Haunt Creative Team Signing: Todd McFarlane, Nathan Fox and Joe Casey
Thursday, July 21
3-4PM
Image Comics Booth #2729
Free Limited-Edition Haunt Signing Litho

Meet Todd and the new Haunt creative team, Nathan Fox (BLUE ESTATE, Fluorescent Black and Pigeons From Hell) and Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER and GODLAND), as they join forces for their first public appearance. Also receive a free limited-edition Haunt signing litho designed by Nathan Fox. Two autographs per person, limited to the Haunt signing litho and one additional item.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Signing: Todd McFarlane
Thursday, July 21
5:30-7PM
Bioware Experience
Hilton Gaslamp (No SDCC Badge Required)

Free Limited-Edition McFarlane designed mini-poster of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Two autographs per person, limited to the Reckoning limited poster and one additional item.

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Other Todd McFarlane Productions SDCC events that you don’t won’t to miss:

Blood Red Dragon Comic Creative Team Signing: Yoshiki (X Japan), Jon Goff and Carlo Soriano
Friday, July 22
2-3:30PM
Image Comic Booth# 2729

Join rock superstar Yoshiki (X Japan), writer Jon Goff (Spawn, Halo Evolutions) and artist Carlo Soriano (Star Wars Adventures) at their first-ever public signing. Two autographs per person, limited to the Blood Red Dragon comic and one additional item.

Blood Red Dragon press conference by POW! Entertainment’s Stan Lee, Yoshiki, Todd McFarlane at San Diego Comic-Con

Official Press Release

Blood Red Dragon

POW! ENTERTAINMENT’S STAN LEE, MUSIC SUPERSTAR YOSHIKI, WORLD RENOWNED COMIC BOOK ARTIST TODD MCFARLANE AND COMIC BOOK WRITER JON GOFF  UNVEIL BLOOD RED DRAGON

PREVIEW ISSUE ZERO WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN OR HEARD COMIC BOOK MUSIC CHIP

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PANEL AT THE HILTON SAN DIEGO BAYFRONT HOTEL (INDIGO ROOM)

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011, FROM 1PM-2PM.

WHAT: POW! Entertainment’s, Stan Lee, international music superstar Yoshiki, world renowned comic book artist Todd McFarlane, and comic book writer Jon Goff will present Preview Issue Zero of the new comic Blood Red Dragon, along with the never-before-seen or heard music chip,during a panel discussion at San Diego Comic-Con 2011.

WHERE: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel (Indigo Room), 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA

WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 2011

1:00PM – 2:00PM

About Blood Red Dragon

Blood Red Dragon is a comic book series created by POW! Entertainment’s Stan Lee and YSK Entertainment’s Yoshiki and produced in association with Todd McFarlane Productions.  The publisher for Blood Red Dragon is Image Comics and the distributor is Diamond Book Distributors.

Stan Lee & Yoshiki Make Announcement at NY Comic Con

Official Press Release

Yoshiki

COMIC BOOK LEGEND, STAN LEE and WORLD RENOWNED MUSIC ARTIST, YOSHIKI, JOIN FORCES TO MAKE A UNIQUE ANNOUNCEMENT AT NEW YORK COMIC CON ON SATURDAY, October 9, 2010

WHO: Comic book legend, Stan Lee, Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer (COO) of POW! Entertainment (PK:POWN) and Yoshiki, Asia’s most influential music artist

WHAT: Stan and Yoshiki share a unique publishing opportunity with their fans at New York Comic Con. The announcement will draw on the talent and strength of these two major artists and will be sure to excite fans around the world.

WHEN: Saturday, October 9, 2010

6:30pm in room #1A08