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TV Guide Comic Con 2012 Video with True Blood

TV Guide uploaded another video from Comic Con 2012. This one features several of the True Blood cast including Alexander Skarsgard and Joe Manganiello. They are asked which type of apocalypse would they prefer: Vampires, Zombies or Aliens. Alex and Joe appear at the 1:58 mark and also at 3:05 of the video.

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Alexander Skarsgard GQ Style Australia Magazine Cover

Alexander Skarsgard is on the cover of the GQ Style Australia magazine for Spring/Summer 2012. The cover is shown above and he was also interviewed for the magazine.

Read the full article and see the full photo shoot in GQStyle‘s spring/summer 2012/13 issue, on sale Monday 3 September.

Photographer: Steven Pan

Excerpt below:

“This was supposed to be my day off.”

That’s Alexander Skarsgård speaking. And while we respect his need to unplug, it’s hard to sympathise with the guy given that he’s staring at himself in the mirror as a gorgeous woman massages his bronzed arms with moisturiser. Things could be worse.

This is kind of what Skarsgård’s life is like these days — mostly work, a little bit of play. In the last month (in no particular order) he’s been named the face of Encounter, Calvin Klein’s latest cologne that’s available here October 28, wrapped production on the fifth season of True Blood, taken a 13-hour flight to Sweden to visit family — for the weekend — and prepped for his next project, Hidden, a thriller set almost entirely in an underground bunker. If Hollywood’s welcomed him with open arms and thick pay-cheques it’s for good reason. Skarsgård, 36, is that rare thing: a walking Ken doll with the chops to impress art-house directors like Lars von Trier, but also the Alpha Male presence needed to float action flicks like Battleship (for the record, more watchable than you’ve heard).

Excitement levels are so high that at a recent appearance at Comic-Con, the annual confab for sci-fi geeks held in southern California, presidential-grade security measures were needed to protect Skarsgård and the rest of his undead cast. “There was a motorcade from the hotel in through the garage and up into the building,” he says. Some 5000 fans waited inside. What did it sound like when he stepped out on that stage?

“Deafening,” says Skarsgård, smiling.

And to think there was a time when he didn’t want this life.

In a roundabout way, Alexander Skarsgård was born into the business. The son of Stellan Skarsgård, the noted Swedish actor (great in everything from Mamma Mia! to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), he was Hollywood by way of south Stockholm. “Most of my dad’s friends were actors, directors, artists, musicians,” he says, and he was raised in a bohemian paradise of late nights, exceptional food and adult conversation. “It was artistic and lovely,” he adds. At age 13, one of those friends cast him in a home-grown TV production, The Dog That Smiles, which made Skarsgård an overnight star. The experience of being recognised on the streets was curious, if also deeply unsettling, and sent him running in the opposite direction. It would be seven years before he stepped in front of a camera again, choosing instead to shave his head and enlist in the Swedish navy.

“I went all-in,” Skarsgård says of his military experience. “I needed the contrast.” If you’re envisioning a pampered tour of duty (barracks furnished by Ikea, perhaps?) guess again. He worked in a counterintelligence group and recalls a particularly harrowing exercise. “We were out in the woods in the middle of the winter for 10 days. We didn’t really have any food or any sleep. It got to a point where people started to hallucinate and, you know, talk to their weapons. And cry.” The six-foot-four actor takes a beat to ruminate on the fear that coursed through his veins. “There was a moment where you’re, like, ‘I’m gonna die in five minutes.’”

Skarsgård, a sergeant, was charged with motivating his men — while desperately trying to keep it together himself. (It turns out that steely calm he displays on True Blood was hard earned.) The adventure was an initiation as much as it was a hazing. “If you survive,” he explains, “you’re a part of this community. It’s a big deal.”

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The Buzz: True Blood Comic Con 2012


HBO posted the “Buzz” video below of True Blood at Comic Con 2012. The cast was amazing during the panel held on Saturday 7/14/12. It looked like the autograph session was also a ton of fun for the fans.


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Comic Con 2012 Exclusive T-Shirt Designs Unveiled

Comic-Con Offers Three Exclusive T-Shirts at the Comic-Con Boutique Booth!

This year, Comic-Con will offer three exclusive T-shirts available only at the Comic-Con Boutique booth (#2515). Produced by Graphitti Designs, these are the only official and authorized Comic-Con shirts available at the event.

The official Comic-Con 2012 T-shirt featuresBatman by David Finch, bursting out of the Comic-Con logo, on a dark gray shirt. This dynamic shirt comes in sizes small through extra-large for $18.95, XXL for $21.95, and XXXL for $24.95 (all prices plus tax). Also this year — for the very first time — the shirts will be offered in Women’s and Youth sizes!

Comic-Con’s old friend the Toucan comes back in a big way as everybody’s favorite superhero! Featuring new art by Rick Geary on a natural color T-shirt, this shirt also comes in sizes small through extra-large, XXL, and XXXL for the prices listed above.

And finally, there’s the popular Comic-Con logo T-shirt on basic black, in the above-listed sizes and prices, plus now available in Youth sizes. Also available: select “vintage” official Comic-Con T-shirts from past years.

Visit the Comic-Con Boutique (booth #2515) for these exclusive items…and remember that supplies are limited!

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Comic Con 2012 Souvenir Book

Here’s the cover to the Comic-Con International 2012 Souvenir Book, an exclusive item available only to attendees of this year’s event. The cover features the “birthday boys” of Marvel Comics, each celebrating their 50th anniversary this year: Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Ant-Man. This new piece of art is penciled by John Romita Jr., inked by Klaus Janson, and colored by Dean White. A copy of the Souvenir Book is given free to each attendee (while supplies last). The 192-page, full-color trade paperback includes bios and photos of all the 2012 special guests, plus exclusive content featuring this year’s anniversary celebrations, and much more.

2012 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

100th Anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and John Carter of Mars
In 1912 two amazing creations leaped full-born from the vivid imagination of Edgar Rice Burroughs. John Carter’s first adventure, A Princess of Mars, was serialized inAll-Story Magazine from February through July of 1912 as Under the Moons of Mars; the epic adventures of Tarzan of the Apes began in the pages of that same magazine in October of that year. The two creations of the prolific Burroughs have gone on to appear in numerous novels, movies, television shows, comics, and much more, including a 2012 John Carter movie from Disney and a new Tarzan film now in production from Warner Bros.

75th Anniversary of Prince Valiant
Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur, a beautiful full-page Sunday comic strip, began in 1937. Foster’s incredible illustrative style and storytelling ability separated this elegant and exciting strip from pretty much everything else being published at the time (and, one could argue, ever since). The strip continues today by artist Gary Gianni and writer Mark Schultz, who are Comic-Con special guests this year to help celebrate the history and ongoing influence of Foster’s great creation.

50th Anniversary of Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man, and Iron Man
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby set the comics world on fire with The Fantastic Four in 1961. In 1962 the duo-along with artists Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Dick Ayers, and writer/artist Larry Lieber-struck again with the creation of the Amazing Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, Thor, and Iron Man. These enduring characters have flourished over the past half-century, in comics and on the big screen (with even an Ant-Man movie in production!).

30th Anniversary of Love and Rockets
In 1981, three California brothers took their love of comics, movies, animation and all things pop culture and created their own fanzine, titled Love and Rockets. Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez published the first issue, then moved the book to Fantagraphics in 1982, its home ever since. The brothers have had an incredible impact on the alternative comics scene and are currently producing some of their best work ever. All three Hernandez Brothers are guests at both Comic-Con and APE in 2012.

20th Anniversary of Image Comics
In 1992, seven popular artists stopped doing freelance comics work and formed their own imprints under a new company, Image Comics. Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Jim Lee (WildC.A.T.s), Rob Liefeld (Youngblood), Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Whilce Portacio (Wetworks), Mark Silvestri (Cyberforce), and Jim Valentino (Shadowhawk) took the comics world by storm, proving once again that the creators were just as popular as the characters they drew. Since then, Image has gone on to be a major force in the comics industry, with such modern-day hits as The Walking Dead(created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard) and Chew (created by John Layman and Rob Guillory).

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Spike TV To Present “Comic-Con All Access Live”

 

 

SPIKE TV TO PRESENT FANS A FRONT ROW SEAT TO “COMIC-CON ALL ACCESS LIVE,”

ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS CELEBRATING POP CULTURE AND COMICS

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Network’s “All Access” Franchise to Feature Top Names in Pop Culture, Comics and Entertainment Including

Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi’s Nerd Machine, Stan Lee, the Cast of “Doctor Who” and others

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The Live Multi-Platform Event Airs on Spike TV on July 13 at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT

New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – July 2, 2012 – Spike TV announced today that the network’s live “All Access” multi-platform franchise, which covers the biggest events in gaming, pop culture and technology, will return with “Comic-Con All Access Live.”  The live event which airs on Spike TV, in HD, on Friday, July 13, from 4:00 – 7:00pm ET/1:00 – 4:00pm PT, will be the command center for all of the top entertainment headlines during the event, and the Comic-Con viewing party destination for fans at home.  “Comic-Con All Access Live” will cover the top panels and announcements from the event, host the hottest stars of the genre, including Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi and much more.

Kevin Smith will join the “All Access” team to serve as moderator of “Comic-Con Bonus Round,” a live series of roundtable discussions surrounding comic books, pop culture and entertainment.  In addition, Nerd Machine’s Zac Levi, David Coleman and Alison Haislip, will return to the “All Access” franchise to give fans an exclusive sneak peek into their popular Nerd HQ event.

“Comic-Con All Access Live” will also feature an interview with Stan Lee and the creators of “Amazing Spiderman,” in honor of the superhero’s 50th anniversary, an exclusive reveal of the landmark #700 issue of “Amazing Spiderman,” interviews with Mark Hamill, Kit Harington from “Game of Thrones,” and visits from the cast of “Doctor Who,” and MMA fighter Nate Quarry who stops by to talk about his “Zombie Cage Fighter” comic book.  Dhani Jones (former NFL player and host of Spike TV’s “Playbook360”) will also be on hand to give a behind-the-scenes look into the “Walking Dead Escape” experience at Petco Park, and viewers can also watch “All Access” host, Katie Linendoll run a quarter-mile segment in the inaugural “Course of the Force” lightsaber relay, dressed in an R2D2 costume, to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation.  “Course of the Force” is a Star Wars tribute event beginning in Santa Monica and ending in San Diego.  The relay race takes place from July 7-11.

Also, in celebration of the revolutionary work in the comics, movies and sci-fi industry in the past year, Spike TV will present the “Spike’s All Access Live Comic-Con Game Changer of the Year” award to the most innovative name in the genre for 2012 and is asking fans to help choose the winner.  From visionary directors, inspired actors and comic book architects, viewers can elect Jim Lee, Joss Whedon, Christopher Nolan, Kevin Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Kirkman or David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.  Fans can vote by visiting www.spike.com/events/all-access-comic-con/game-changer-of-the-year.

“Comic-Con All Access Live” will be supported on Spike TV through “All Access Weekly” and “Playbook 360;” online on Spike.com,  GameTrailers.com and MTV Geek; socially through itsFacebook and Twitter feed @SpikeTV; and through mobile phones and tablets including iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  The live special will also deliver digital pre and post shows, online simulcasts and interstitial programming throughout the weekend.

The “Comic-Con All Access Live” team includes “All Access Live” veterans Katie Linendoll (“All Access Weekly”), Geoff Keighley (“GTTV”), Justine Ezarik (“GTTV”) and Daniel Kayser (“GTTV”).

Spike TV’s “All Access” hosting team will broadcast from their own Comic-Con studio at Petco Park, overlooking the San Diego Convention Center, and will feature coverage of the most anticipated panels, breaking entertainment news and announcements, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in pop culture and entertainment and much more.  Fans can also interact with the “Comic-Con All Access Live” hosts and guests through Twitter using #SDCConSPIKE.  Show hosts will use Spike TV’s social media outlets to answer viewer questions and provide feedback in real-time throughout the live show.

Gil Colon, Kevin Kay, Geoff Keighley and Jon Slusser serve as Executive Producers for “Spike Presents Comic-Con All Access Live.”  For more information about “Comic-Con All Access Live,” please visit allaccess.spike.com.

Sponsors for “Comic-Con All Access Live” include Dodge as a convergent sponsor, Burger King and GEICO as on-air sponsors and Axe as the show’s digital sponsor.

Considered to be the home of the largest comic book and popular arts event in the world, Comic-Con 2012 will run from July 12-15, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center.

 

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Warner Bros. Will Present Extra At Comic Con 2012

For the first time ever, Warner Bros. Entertainment will presentExtra at Comic-Con®, a free outdoor entertainment festival happening in San Diego’s Bayfront Park July 12–14 during Comic-Con International: San Diego. Bayfront Park is located between the San Diego Convention Center and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.

  • Located just steps from the Convention Center, Extra at Comic-Con will be a live, multi-day entertainment experience capturing all the excitement of the Studio’s fan-facing properties: FromThe Lord of the Rings to the DC Universe, they’re all here!

“Everyone at Warner Bros. Television approaches Comic-Con as a fan-first experience. It’s in our DNA, with everything we do — from panels to signings to our bags, posters and more — carefully curated with our fans in mind,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “With the Extra at Comic-Con space, we have created a free and fun outdoor entertainment destination for fans. In addition to having all the Batmobiles on display and game demos, we will be hosting interviews throughout the day on the Extra stage, as well as evening and night events such as screenings and live comedy and musical performances after the convention floor closes for the day. It’s additive to the experience of being at the Con.”

Extra at Comic-Con attractions include:

THE EXTRA STAGE

The centerpiece of this 60,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment event is the Extra stage. Featuring Q&As, live performances, screenings and talent interviews presented by the long-running hit TV entertainment magazine Extra, the stage will be a constant — and free — place for fans to go beyond the Con.

  • Stars from The Big Bang TheoryFringe, The Vampire Diaries and more will appear live on theExtra stage to tape interviews with Extra’s on-camera hosts

 ALL SIX BATMOBILES!

On display in “The Batcave”: all six Batmobiles from television and film! For the first time ever, Comic-Con fans will have the opportunity to see all of Batman’s iconic onscreen vehicles live and in person, from Adam West’s 1955 Lincoln Futura to the Tumbler from The Dark Knight trilogy.

  • Adam West’s 1955 Lincoln Futura. Designed by George Barris, this original Batmobile was featured in the cult classic television series and 1966’s Batman, the Movie.
  • Michael Keaton’s Batmobile from 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns. Sleek and powerful with a central turbine, the vehicles’ slightly retro design followed Tim Burton’s art deco look of the films.
  • Revamped for Joel Schumacher’s 1995 Batman Forever, with bat-lighting and extended fins, Val Kilmer’s hot rod had the ability to drive up walls.
  • Schumacher updated the Batmobile once again for George Clooney in 1997’s Batman & Robin.At 33 feet long and a top speed of 350 mph with afterburner thrust, this was the largest and fastest Batmobile on the road.
  • The Tumbler designed for Christopher Nolan’s 2005 Batman Begins and 2008’s The Dark Knightis the prototype military vehicle designed by the character Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman).
  • The unveiling of the replacement Camouflage Tumbler, to be seen in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, in theaters and IMAX July 20.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS VIDEO GAME SHOWCASE

With anticipation mounting for Warner Bros. Pictures’ December 14, 2012, release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey motion picture, directed by Peter Jackson and a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is showcasing two upcoming games set in Middle-earth.

  • Fans can play hands-on with new video game Guardians of Middle-earth as characters including Gandalf, Sauron, Gollum, Thrain, Galadriel, Legolas and many more. This new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game allows up to 10 players to engage in competitive matches. The game includes tie-ins with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey film. Tournaments will take place each evening, with prizes including custom-painted video game console systems and high-end gaming audio gear.
  • LEGO® The Lord of the Rings: 3D Street Art. From the creative minds at Planet Streetpainting comes a one-of-a-kind, LEGO The Lord of the Rings–inspired 3D street art design that will be created and on display for fans of all ages over the course of three days, July 13–15. Stop by each day and watch the artwork unfold!

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow them on Twitter@TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

For exclusive footage from the Extra stage, please visit www.extratv.com and follow Extra on Twitter@extratv.

 

 

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ComicXology Celebrates Five Year Anniversary at Comic Con 2012

Just got this press release from ComicXology!

ComiXology Celebrates Their 5-Year Anniversary & 3-Year App-iversary
at
Comic-Con International 2012
in San Diego, California

Don’t Miss ComiXology’s Brand New Booth Space!

Meet The Folks Behind Comixology At Our First Comic-Con Tweet-up, Including Two Of The Co-Founders

Find Out What’s Next At The Comixology Panels!

Make Sure You Get Your Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Oni Press, and Archaia
Limited Edition Promotional Postcard With Free Download Codes

And Two Chances To Win Brand New iPads!

ComiXology @ SDCC 2012
July 11th – 15th
Booth #2547

July 2nd, 2012 – New York, NY – ComiXology — the revolutionary digital comics platform with over 75 million downloads to date and a selection of more than 25,000 comics and graphic novels — is kicking off this year’s Comic-Con International 2012 in style by celebrating their 5-Year Anniversary and 3-Year App-iversary with a whole host of programming, a “Tweetup,” two opportunities to win a free iPad, publishing partner promotions, and, for the first time ever, comiXology will be manning a booth (#2547) in the heart of Comic-Con!

The celebration of comiXology’s 5-year Anniversary and 3-year App-iversary begins on Preview Night at the debut of comiXology’s new booth space (#2547) and continues all convention long! All comic fans are invited to have a hands-on look at the leading digital comics platform and all fans that register for comiXology’s newsletter at the booth will have a chance to win a brand new iPad!

But the comiXology booth is only where the celebration begins! Each day from Thursday to Sunday, one of comiXology’s many publishing partners will be giving away one of four limited edition postcards that has a promo code for a free comic or graphic novel! Once all four cards are collected, a larger image is revealed celebrating comiXology’s anniversary!

How do you collect them all? First up on Thursday, Image Comics will be giving away the Fatale #1 promo postcard at their booth (#2729). Then on Friday, IDW Publishing will be giving away the Locke & Key Vol. 1 promo postcard at their booth (#2643). Saturday, the promo postcard giveaway continues as Oni Press hands out the Sixth Gun Vol. 1 promo postcard at their booth (#1833). Last but not least, on Sunday, Archaia will be giving away the Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1 promo postcard at their booth (#2635). Each postcard is limited to just 1,000 copies and is available only at these publishers’ booths and only on the days listed above.

Don’t get distracted while you are busy collecting all those postcards and miss a rare chance to meet part of the team behind comiXology! On Thursday July 12th from 4pm to 6pm, all comiXology fans and new users alike are invited to join us for the official “ComiXology Tweetup” at the Hilton Bayfront Odysea Bar where attendees can meet and mingle with the folks behind the award-winning digital comics platform — comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts as well as team members Matt “Slim” Kolowski, Bronson Lingamfelter, Chip Mosher, Kevin Pearl and Elizabeth Yulianto. As a sincere “thank you” to our fans, one lucky attendee will win an iPad during the Tweetup!

If that’s not enough for you, then make sure you don’t miss any of the six panels that comiXology will be present at, including two comiXology focused panels! Join co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts with Power Play artist Reilly Brown for the “Creating Comics the ComiXology Way” panel on Thursday July 12th at 2pm in Room 11AB to discuss how comiXology is transforming not only how people read comics, but how people create comics. Then on Saturday July 14th in Room 23ABC don’t miss the “ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital” where comiXology co-founders Steinberger and Roberts talk about the first five years of comiXology and field your questions about anything and everything under the digital sun!

You will also find comiXology represented on four additional panels, with comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger participating in the “Comic Book Entrepreneurs” panel on July 13th at 1:30pm in Room 8 and then with comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts joining him on the “Are Digital Comics Expanding the Market?” panel later that day at 6pm in Room 9. ComiXology’s VP of Marketing, PR & Business Development, Chip Mosher, will be moderating two panels — the “Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101” panel in Room 8 on Thursday July 12th at 7pm and also the “Digital Comics Price Fight” panel on Sunday July 15th at 11am.

Comic-Con International 2012 looks to be the biggest Comic-Con for comiXology so far. We can’t wait to see you there!

What: San Diego Comic-Con International ComiXology 5-Year Anniversary and 3-Year App-iversary Celebration

When: July 11th – 15th 2012

Where: The San Diego Convention Center, San Diego CA.

Booth #: 2547

Booth Giveaway: ComiXology fans can register at the comiXology booth (#2547) all during CCI ’12 to win a new iPad. After the show ends, one iPad will be given away at random to one of the registrants.

Party: “ComiXology Tweetup” at the Hilton Bayfront Odysea Bar, 1 Park Boulevard San Diego, California 92101 (next to the convention center) on Thursday July 12th from 4pm to 6pm.

Party Giveaway: During the partyone iPad will be given away at random to one lucky attendee.

Panel Schedule:

Thursday July 12th

2:00pm – 3:00pm — Creating Comics the ComiXology Way— From early experiments like Box 13Valentine, and Power Play to more recent efforts like Marvel’sInfinite Comics, comiXology’s Guided View has ushered in a new era in comic book creation. Join comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts and Power Play artist Reilly Brown as they show you the ins and outs of creating comics using the Guided View tools and discuss comiXology’s plans for these tools. – Room 11AB

7:00pm – 8:00pm — Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101 — Some of the best and brightest reveal all the secrets of doing marketing and PR for your comics. ComiXology’s marketing and PR maven Chip Mosher is joined by Dark Horse’s Director of PR Jeremy Atkins, Image Comics’ PR and Marketing Director Jennifer de Guzman, IDW Publishing’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Archaia’s Marketing Manager Mel Caylo and comics writer David Gallaher. – Room 8

Friday July 13th

1:30pm – 2:30pm — Comic Book Entrepreneurs — Get a rare look behind the scenes of building successful businesses around the love of comic books. Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz, CEO and co-founder David Steinberger of comiXology, Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics, Peter Levin of Nerdist Industries, and comic retailer Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics, founder of Free Comic Book Day and WonderCon. – Room 8

6:00pm – 7:00pm — Are Digital Comics Expanding the Market? — Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz leads a provocative, no-holds-barred discussion with the leaders of the digital comics revolution: comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts, Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson, and IDW Publisher Ted Adams. – Room 9

Saturday July 14th

11:00am – 12:00am — ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital — With over 75 million comics and graphic novels downloaded since its debut, comiXology has revolutionized how people read and buy comic books. Recently hailed by the New York Times as the iTunes of comics, here is your opportunity to discover what is next! Join comiXology cofounders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts for an open discussion on everything digital. All topics are game! Don’t miss out! – Room 23ABC

Sunday July 15th

11:00am – 12:00pm — Digital Comics Price Fight — Join Mark Waid, Scott Kurtz, IDW Publishing’s ePublishing Director Jeff Webber and Top Shelf Productions Director of Digital Chris Ross, for a lively discussion on the price of digital comics. Moderating this fight is comiXology’s Chip Mosher – Room 7AB

About comiXology
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web— comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.

 

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Comic Con 2012 Programming Schedule Live For Saturday-UPDATE Sunday Now Up

Comic Con is almost here. The programming schedule is being released on a daily basis by Comic Con. The Thursday schedule is here;

Friday:  Saturday program link:

UPDATE: Sunday programming is now live! Link here:

To view your schedule on your phone:  http://mysched.comic-con.org/mobile-site

Saturday’s programming includes a True Blood panel at: 4:30 in Ballroom 20.

4:30-5:15 True Blood Panel and Q&A session— Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated True Blood kicked off its 12-episode fifth season June 10 on HBO. The series follows the exploits of waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts; vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer); and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ball created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series and this panel also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte,Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam Swynford De Beaufort, Joe Manganielloas Alcide Herveaux and Chris Meloni as Roman Zimojic. Moderated by Tim Stack ofEntertainment WeeklyBallroom 20

photo of Alexander Skargard from Comic Con 2o11

Hoping to have more wonderful photos of Alex from this year’s Comic Con!

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True Blood Panel At Comic Con Attendees Announced

HBO tweeted the list of Comic Con attendees for the True Blood panel being held on Saturday July 14, 2012 in San Diego. Here’s the text of the tweet:

[box] RT @TrueBloodHBO: The #SDCC panel (moderator @ewtimstack) includes Alan Ball @Bauervanstraten Nelsan Ellis @Ryan_Kwanten @JoeManganiello, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, @SamTrammell, Rutina Wesley & @Deborah_AnnWoll. #sdcctruebie[/box]

Yes that is Alex’s name on the list!! Can’t wait to see him at Comic Con this year!  Plans can change at the last minute so keep your fingers crossed that yes all the names on the list are there for Comic Con!

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