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Aliens 30th Anniversary Screening Report


Every San Diego International Comic-Con, there are a few standout, surprise moments that I take with me for the rest of my life. The first moment like that for me at this year’s convention was getting the chance to see the screening of The Woods and its surprise transformation into Blair Witch. However, a much bigger moment was taking a chance on the 30th anniversary screening of James Cameron’s Aliens. I love Alien and Aliens and was never able to see the sequel on the big screen as a kid. So, we stood in line for about two hours at the United Artist theater in San Diego’s Horton Plaza. We were each issued an entry wristband and, as a nice surprise, a red card good for a free drink and popcorn. About an hour before showtime, we were escorted in and took our seats.

I thought something seemed up given that the theater crew were setting up a couple remote speakers near the front of the screen – perhaps a FOX marketing representative would talk up the 30th anniversary blu-ray release due out in early September? The theater fell dark and the original trailer for Aliens was played in all its old school film print glory. The grain, the pops and crackles – it was great. What happened next, however, was nothing short of awesome and a life-long dream come true for a geek such as myself.

The legendary James Cameron (Aliens, Terminator 2, Titanic), Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, Terminator 2, The Walking Dead), and Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Ghostbusters, Gorillas in the Mist) came out in front of the theater to thunderous applause…. Simply. Outstanding. Cameron told how the cut we were about to see was from a 4K transfer from the original film negatives and he worked personally to make sure the color correction was perfect. When James Cameron says something is perfect, you better believe it! The three legendary personalities left the theater and the opening sequence of the film began.

Aliens looked beautiful, and I noticed a huge number of details that I had not in earlier releases. It’s crisp, clear, and I will absolutely be purchasing the new blu-ray release when it hits stores on September 13, 2016. Until then, stay frosty and check those corners!


Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie Trailer Released

SAN DIEGO–July 23, 2016–Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Nickelodeon world premiered the first official trailer from its upcoming action-adventure TV movie Legends of the Hidden Temple, inspired by the network’s iconic ‘90s game show of the same name. During the “Back to the ‘90s: Nickelodeon’s All That Reunion and Legends of the Hidden Temple” panel, Nickelodeon fans were treated to an exclusive first-look at the new original movie and moderated discussion, with returning cast members Kirk Fogg and Dee Bradley Baker, along with Isabela Moner (Transformers 5).

The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie is slated to debut in fall 2016.

The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie follows three siblings who break away from a lackluster tour in a jungle, finding themselves immersed in a high-stakes adventure comprised of obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie will feature many elements from the original game show including: Olmec, a talking head who greets cast members Noah, Sadie and Dudley, and launches them on the adventure of a lifetime; The Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and appearances from a green monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among others.

Legends of the Hidden Temple stars Kirk Fogg (original TV show host), Dee Bradley Baker (original voice of Olmec), Isabela Moner, Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer.

For more ways to connect with Legends of the Hidden Temple follow @NickelodeonTV and @thesplat on Twitter or @NickelodeonTV and @thesplatgram on Instagram. Join the conversation with #LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Behind the Scenes Trailer

Today during a panel at San Diego Comic Con, we released a new video asset for South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

On December 6, Ubisoft will release the highly-anticipated follow-up to the award-winning “South Park: Stick of Truth” as a digital download and at retailers on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Also available will be two collectibles, the RC Coon Bundle exclusively from Amazon and the Fart Pillow exclusively from GameStop.

Vikings: Season 4 Comic-Con Trailer

HISTORY®’s hit drama series “Vikings” returned to San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22 and revealed a sneak peek of the returning season four during a cast panel with Travis Fimmel (“Ragnar”), Katheryn Winnick (“Lagertha”), Clive Standen (“Rollo”), Alexander Ludwig (“Bjorn”), Gustaf Skarsgard (“Floki”) and Michael Hirst (writer/creator).

The remaining 10 episodes of season four is slated to premiere this Fall. From creator and sole writer Michael Hirst (Academy Award® winning film Elizabeth and the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series “The Tudors”), “Vikings” is a family saga that tells the remarkable tales of the lives and epic adventures of the raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages.

Paranormal Lockdown Halloween Special Announced


(San Diego, Calif.) – This October it’s Halloween all month long on Destination America with a celebration of all things that go bump in the night. October – make that GHOSTOBER! – keeps the thrills and chills coming with week after week of premieres so spooky viewers will never want to leave the safety of their sofa. TV’s #1 home for paranormal programming delivers tricks and treats every night of the week during GHOSTOBER, culminating in a supernatural television event sure to scare socks off. From the network that delivered the first-ever live televised exorcism last fall, comes the two-hour PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (wt), premiering Friday, October 28 at 9/8c only on Destination America.

The special television event follows paranormal all-star Nick Groff and seasoned ghost hunter Katrina Weidman from Destination America’s hit series PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN as they investigate the Black Monk House, located in Yorkshire, England, which is universally feared as the home of the most violent poltergeist activity in history. Groff and Weidman will confine themselves to the infamous house for the longest paranormal investigation ever on television in an attempt to capture the most convincing paranormal evidence ever to be recorded. World renowned paranormal researcher and demonologist John Zaffis, whose hit series HAUNTED COLLECTOR currently airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Destination America, will provide analysis.

“The Black Monk House is an absolutely terrifying location that, as we’re hearing from the cast and crew, is already haunting the production team as they prepare to begin filming on location,” said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America, “Marking Destination America’s first ghost hunt abroad, the special is an exciting milestone in our quest to present paranormal fans with the scariest supernatural stories known to man.”

Today, the Black Monk House sits empty. It continues to challenge paranormal investigators and enthusiasts, as no one has been able to withstand more than two days in the house. Over the last 50 years, visitors to the Black Monk House have reported unexplainable demonic sounds, objects levitating, and people being physically attacked. There was even an account of a little girl being dragged up a flight of stairs by an unseen assailant, forcing her family to flee the home. It’s believed that the spirits in the house can be traced to an ancient burial ground and gallows that were once located near the land where the house currently sits.

“There are few locations in the world that frighten me to investigate, and the Black Monk House has a strong energy pull like nothing else I’ve ever researched,” said Nick Groff, executive producer and host, PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN. “The history of the land holds a massive amount of bloodshed, and the house has a heart still pumping the negative forces continuing to harm the living.”

In addition to the special, PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN is currently filming its second season, slated to hit Destination America’s air in early, 2017.

The Woods Gets Surprise Title Change: BLAIR WITCH


Adam Wingard’s upcoming horror flick The Woods has been mired in fan speculation regarding what it truly is about and now, at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, the truth has been revealed: It is a sequel to the seminal horror classic: The Blair Witch Project. It is known now simply as Blair Witch…. Here is the green band trailer… September 16th can’t get here quickly enough!


Dark Horse Comics San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Signing Schedule


All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

We have two signing stages. One features art by Mike Huddleston and Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases the Xenoverse with art by Massimo Carnevale for Aliens: Defiance and Dave Palumbo forPrometheus: Life and Death and Predator: Life and Death. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage  XV = Xenoverse Signing Stage

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.



10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB HARROW COUNTY, DEATH FOLLOWS, CONAN THE SLAYER: Cullen Bunn
                                            CONAN THE SLAYER SDCC EXCLUSIVE COVER: Rafael Albuquerque

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  XV CREEPY: Dan Braun

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB TARZAN: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. XV GIRLFIEND: Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB CALL OF DUTY: Jason Blundell, Craig Houston, Jonathan Wayshak

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Christos Gage, Kel McDonald, Yishan Li

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. XV PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS: John Layman, Chris Mooneyham

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, WONDERFALL: Gail Simone

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. XV FIGHT CLUB 2, KABUKI: David Mack

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB ANGEL CATBIRD: Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. XV TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES: David Walker

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. HB HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: Chris Roberson

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. XV HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, TWO BROTHERS: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. HB SYFY’S DARK MATTER: Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Melissa O’Neil (Two), Melanie Liburd (Nyx)

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. XV ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. HB THE ART OF BATTLEFIELD 1, MIRROR’S EDGE: Robert Sammelin

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. XV BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
                                       PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin



10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB USAGI YOJIMBO, 47 RONIN: Stan Sakai

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. XV EI8HT: Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson
                                           CONAN THE SLAYER SDCC EXCLUSIVE COVER: Rafael Albuquerque

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  XV BRIGGS LAND, REBELS, THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood
THE MASSIVE: Garry Brown

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB ANGEL CATBIRD: Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  XV THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Hope Nicholson, Katie West, Jen Aprahamian

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB DEAR CREATURE, THE NEW DEAL, GREEN RIVER KILLER: Jonathan Case


2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, THE KILLJOYS: Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. XV THE ROOK: Paul Gulacy, Steven Grant, Ben DuBay, Luke Gonzalez

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB SLAYER: Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt, Paul Bostaph and special guests!

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. XV HALO: TALES FROM SLIPSPACE: Frank O’Connor, Tyler Jeffers, Dave Crosland, Jonathan Wayshak

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. XV RESIDENT ALIEN, KING’S ROAD: Peter Hogan

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. HB BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
                                       PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. XV LARA CROFT AND THE FROZEN OMEN, DEEP GRAVITY: Corinna Bechko

5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. HB THE STRAIN: Edgar Salazar

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. XV COLONUS: Ken Pisani



10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  XV SERIES TBA: Kate Leth, Megan Levens, Marissa Louise

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  HB SYFY’S DARK MATTER: Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Melissa O’Neil (Two), Melanie Liburd (Nyx)

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  XV HOUSE OF PENANCE: Peter Tomasi

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, TWO BROTHERS: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  XV THE ROOK: Paul Gulacy, Steven Grant, Ben DuBay, Luke Gonzalez


1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  XV LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  HB HELLBOY IN HELL, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D., BALTIMORE: Mike Mignola

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  XV PROJECT TBA: Cecil Castellucci, Jose Pimienta


3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  XV ALIENS: DEFIANCE: Brian Wood

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.  XV PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS: John Layman, Chris Mooneyham

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  XV WORLD OF WARCRAFT CHRONICLE: Matt Burns, Robert Brooks

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon
                                        SERENITY: Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  XV OVERWATCH: Matt Burns

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER: Gene Luen Yang

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  HB BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: Kel McDonald, Yishan Li
                                           MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  XV MIRROR’S EDGE, THE ART OF BATTLEFIELD 1: Robert Sammelin

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  HB ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS!, GRIMMISS ISLAND: Art Baltazar, Franco

Star Trek Celebrates 50th Anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con


NEW YORK  July 5, 2016 – Star Trek invites fans to celebrate the iconic franchise’s 50th anniversary at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego with a lineup of panels, events, activations and merchandise exclusives from July 21-24.

Fans will be able to truly immerse themselves in a full weekend of Star Trek events and activities at the world-famous convention, including six panels, the first showing of the 50 Artists. 50 Years. art exhibit, a first look at MAC’s newStar Trek makeup collection, and exclusive merchandise. Also, fans can join the conversation and celebration on social media using the hashtag #StarTrek50.


Star Trek: Celebrating 50 Years”

In the centerpiece of the weekend, Star Trek: Celebrating 50 Years will take over Hall H on Saturday, July 23 (2p.m. – 3p.m.), when the legendary William Shatner (Star Trek) and Star Trek alumni Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek: Deep Space Nine), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager) and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) take the stage to reflect on 50 years of Star Trek and its indelible mark on our world, as well as what’s to come as the franchise gets ready to boldly return to the small screen.  The conversation will be moderated by Bryan Fuller, executive producer of the new Star Trek television series coming to CBS All Access, following its network premiere in January 2017.

50 Artists. 50 Years. Art Exhibit

San Diego Comic-Con marks the worldwide debut of the art exhibit 50 Artists. 50 Years. at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego’s Gaslamp District (363 Fifth Ave #102, San Diego, CA 92101).

Created to commemorate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, 50 Artists. 50 Years. features Star Trek-inspired works by 50 artists from around the globe, including the last piece created by Leonard Nimoy, a renowned photographer in his own right. The exhibit will include original 2D and 3D pieces by the artists, who selected a variety of mediums — illustrations, photographs, sculptures, paintings, graphics and more — to express their love of the franchise and the inspiration gained from it.

Fans are invited to tour the art exhibit Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23 from 11a.m. – 8p.m. and Sunday, July 24 from 10a.m. – 5p.m. The exhibit is free and does not require tickets. Special signings by participating artists will occur throughout the weekend. For a full schedule, please visit

MAC Cosmetics

MAC and Star Trek have joined forces to deliver fans exclusive early access to the cosmic new makeup collaboration inspired by the women of Star Trek. Fans can jump aboard the transporter, located in Children’s Park across from the Convention Center, to explore strange new worlds for photo ops and to shop the 25-piece collection, ranging from lipstick to nail polish to eye shadows, six weeks early in a futuristic and unique immersive experience.

Star Trek Panels and Merchandise

In addition to Saturday’s Hall H panel, fans will find much more Star Trek programming and exclusive merchandise in the convention center including:



Friday, July 22, 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. (Room 5AB)

From the cutting-edge labs of the Smithsonian Institution to the front-lines of the digital economy, the promises made in Star Trek are coming true.  This panel gives a glimpse at real Trek technology: the tricorder that may change medicine; laser weapon technology; and an actual tractor beam.  And fans will get a preview of the original Starship Enterprise, fully restored after 50 years and the centerpiece of the National Air & Space Museum.  This panel will be supplemented by exclusive preview clips from Smithsonian Channel’s two-hour special “Building Star Trek,” which will air later this year.

Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, moderates a discussion with Dr. Sonny Kohli, Team Leader of Cloud DX, a finalist for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE®; David Grier, Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University, who is developing a real-life Tractor Beam; Dr. Rob Afzal, Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow Laser Sensor and Systems Harnessing the Power of Lasers; and Elizabeth Trojian, Executive Producer of Smithsonian Channel’s “Building Star Trek.”


Saturday, July 23, 12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. (Room 5AB)

On September 8, 1966, a new television series premiered with a basic mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Little did anyone expect Star Trek would become one of the most adored and influential entertainment icons of the last half century. Star Trek documentarian Roger Lay, Jr.; Rod Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment and son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry; CBS’s Phil Bishop; and Star Trek alumni Mike and Denise Okuda will reveal never-before-seen clips and photos from some of Star Trek’s most beloved episodes.


Saturday, July 23, 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. (Room 5AB) 

Star Trek has influenced many of us to fall in love with the infinite possibilities of space exploration. The various television series and films have also made an indelible impact to NASA. NASA scientists, engineers and astronauts often cite Star Trek as inspiring them to pursue careers in their fields.  (Nichelle Nichols even helped NASA recruit astronauts in the 1980s.)   How does NASA’s vision of the future mimic the world of Star Trek and where does it differ?  What technologies in the Star Trek world have paved the way for real technologies being developed by NASA?   Robert Picardo, who portrayed The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager, will moderate a panel which includes Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, NASA Johnson Space Center; Amber Staughn, Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Bobak Ferdowsi, Flight Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Jay Falker, Early Stage Portfolio Executive, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters.


Saturday, July 23, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. (Room 28 D/E)

Star Trek concept designer Rick Sternbach and Visual Effects Producer Dan Curry discuss exactly what it takes to take a Starship from the page to the screen and how the process has changed since Star Trek: The Next Generationdebuted in 1987 with the introduction of CG. The panel will be moderated by Eaglemoss’s Ben Robinson and everyone who attends will receive a free model Starship from Eaglemoss’s collection.


Friday, July 22, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m. (Room 8)

A celebration of all the 4-color Star Trek worlds, featuring a look at all past iterations and a chat with many who’ve chronicled the Enterprise crews’ comic-book adventures, including Len Wein, Scott Tipton, Mike Johnson, John Van Citters and JK Woodward. Moderated by Star Trek editor/supreme commander Sarah Gaydos.

Exclusive Merchandise

Star Trek fans will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind products to choose from, including the debut of a Mega Blok mini-Enterprise in red, yellow and blue. The mini-Enterprises will be available at Star Trek licensee booths throughout the show. Locations and times of the giveaways will be revealed via Twitter (@StarTrek).

CBS will distribute free limited edition collector’s lapel pins featuring the new logo for the CBS All Access Star Trekseries coming in 2017. The pins will be available while supplies last at the MAC activation located in Children’s Park across from the Convention Center, at the 50 Artists. 50 Years. art exhibit at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts gallery and at the QMX booth (Booth #4145).

Top exclusives and signings available onsite include:

ANOVOS (Booth #3849)

ANOVOS will feature its latest Star Trek Beyond items, including the Tunic, Dress, Survival Jacket and the Hand Phaser prototypes on display. Additional Star Trek items will also be available, with an SDCC special that gives fans 15% off purchases at the booth (includes take-home items available at the booth and items available on the ANOVOS website).

DK Publishing (Booth #1028)

DK Publishing will feature The Star Trek Book with author signings and a free poster giveaway. Author Paul Ruditis will be signing at the following days/times: Friday, July 22: 10a.m. – 11a.m.; Saturday, July 23: 4p.m. – 5p.m.; and Sunday, July 24: 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. 

Diamond Select Toys (Booth #2607)

Diamond Select is showcasing several new Star Trek collectibles, including the Star Trek: The Next GenerationElectronic Phaser, a Star Trek Movie U.S.S. Reliant Electronic Starship, Star Trek: The Original Series Romulan Bird-of-Prey Electronic Starship, Star Trek Select Movie Khan Action Figure, and Star Trek Select Borg Action Figure. They will also offer an exclusive Star Trek: The Original Series 50th Anniversary Gold U.S.S. Enterprise Starship.

Eaglemoss (Booth #1504)

A huge selection from the Starships Collection, including a new Mirror Universe variant of the NX-01, will be on display at their booth. They will be hosting sweepstakes throughout the convention, with a drawing for Star Trek product on Day 1 (Thursday). A grand prize drawing for The Official Starships Collection will be held after Comic-Con ends. Attendees can enter the various sweepstakes by visiting booth #1504 and scanning their badges.

Entertainment Earth (Booth #2343)

Entertainment Earth will offer a number of convention exclusives, including Star Trek: The Original Series Amok Time Kirk vs. Spock Bobble Heads with sound, a Star Trek: The Original Series 24K Gold Plated Enterprise Monitor Mate and “The Big Bang Theory” characters in Star Trek: The Original Series uniforms. The 3¾-inch figures of Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy, and Bernadette come equipped with their very own communicator, phaser and tricorder accessories. Leonard comes in the Captain uniform. The announcement of their final exclusive (with regard to the Bif Bang Pow! Pin MateTM wooden figure line) will be forthcoming.

Hallmark (Booth #2913-K)

Hallmark is offering a convention exclusive Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Starship Keepsake Ornament at their booth. The 2016 Star Trek Keepsake Ornament collection and the Star Trek itty bittys® Collector Set will be available at Nerd HQ in the Children’s Museum. They will have an itty bitty exclusive button giveaway at Nerd HQ, as well as unveil the new Star Trek Squeely.

Her Universe (Booth #1317)

Her Universe will offer an exclusive Star Trek t-shirt. The 3rd annual Her Universe Fashion Show and design competition with Hot Topic is back at San Diego Comic-Con and will take place July 21 from 6p.m. –

Icon Heroes (Booth #3345)

Icon Heroes will offer limited edition Mirror Kirk and Mirror Spock statue paperweights, limited to 1,000 pieces each, alongside their Star Trek: The Original Series Kirk and Spock paperweights that are on display.

IDW Publishing (Booth #2743)

IDW will feature the trade paperback of “Manifest Destiny,” plus selections from their entire Star Trek line. 

Light Speed Fine Art (Booth #3945)

Light Speed Fine Art will be releasing 50 new pieces of art that memorialize 50 years of Star Trek. Star Trek talent William Shatner, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn will be available for photo opportunities.

Mattel (Booth #3029)

Mattel’s booth will feature a special Star Trek Kubros Spock from Mega Bloks for fan photo ops. They will also offer an SDCC Barbie® Star Trek™ 50th Anniversary Doll Orion Vina Doll and an SDCC exclusive Hot Wheels® Star Trek: ’64 Buick Riviera & Spock 1:64 Figure.

NECA (Booth #3145)

NECA is offering their 2016 convention exclusives for sale, including limited edition Action Figures and HeroClix, and will be displaying several Star Trek products including the Klingon Bat’leth foam prop replica, the Star Trek: Attack Wing Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure, Star Trek: Frontiers Board Game, and more of their upcoming Star Trek: Attack Wing Expansion Packs.

Official Star Trek Shop (Booth #121)

The Official Star Trek Shop will offer an array of the latest Star Trek products to fans.

QMx (Booth #4145)

QMX is featuring a range of Star Trek products for sale at Comic-con, many for the first time, including a 50thanniversary magnetic badge, U.S.S. Enterprise bandana, and Kirk and Spock 1:6 scale articulated figures. They will also offer several exclusives, including a 50th anniversary lapel pin and the Starfleet Academy Challenge Coin.

Rubies (Booth #3649)

Rubies will feature an array of Star Trek costumes and accessories, including Deluxe Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty and Uhura costumes, a phaser weapon, and Spock ears.

Simon & Schuster (Booth #1127)

Simon & Schuster will have the latest releases available for purchases: TOS: Legacies: Captain to CaptainTOS Legacies: Best Defense, and TOS: Elusive Salvation, along with the hilarious TNG: Warped!: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season. Thrilling novels, such as TOS: The Latter FireTNG: Armageddon’s Arrow, and TOS: Child of Two Worlds, will be available as promotional giveaways throughout the convention.

ThinkGeek (Booth #3349)

An exclusive Star Trek Timmy Button will be given out every day with a password that fans can find by following @ThinkGeek. There will be a total of five different buttons, one style a day. The Wand Company will be demoing the new Star Trek: The Original Series Communicator Bluetooth Handset ($150) and will have the Star Trek: Phaser Remote Replica Universal Remote Control available for purchase ($150). RockLove’s Star Trek Sterling Starfleet Trillion necklace will also be available at the ThinkGeek both. The necklace celebrates 50 years of the iconic Starfleet insignia silhouette and features a 7mm trillion-cut cubic zirconia gemstone. Mezco’s 1/12 scale, detailed sculpt of Commander Spock in an exclusive redress from the Mirror Universe is available for $80. 

Titan Entertainment (Booth #5537)

Titan Publishing will have 100 copies of a limited-edition Comic-Con exclusive of Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.available for $60, as well as the regular edition available for $40. They will also have The Autobiography of James T. Kirk in paperback. Titan Merchandise will debut their 4.5” TITANS vinyl Enterprise and a Comic-Con exclusive twin pack of their 3” TITANS Star Trek vinyls – the Kirk & Spock Amok Time Edition – from their upcoming Star TrekTITANS vinyl collection.

USAopoly (Booth #1017)

USAopoly will have RISK®: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition, TRIVIAL PURSUIT®: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition and Star Trek Panic® available for purchase in their booth. FunEdibles, the new line of tasty collectible vinyl figures, will be revealed — including its Star Trek characters Captain Cup Kirk, Spock Tart, and Gorn Bread Muffin. Fans will have the chance to take a photo with a life size Spock Tart FunEdible figure by following the #funedibles on social media to find out where he will be.

Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. Born from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trekseries debuted on September 8, 1966 and aired for three seasons — a short run that belied the influence it would have for generations. Launching the careers of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, the series also broke new ground in storytelling and cultural mores, providing a progressive look at topics including race relations, global politics, the environment, and more. It spawned five more television series and 13 feature films, spanning the course of half a century.

A new Star Trek television series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in January 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available in the United States exclusively on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.   The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.

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Shout! Factory Returns to San Diego Comic-Con for 2016


June 30, 2016 – Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2016 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events, celebrity autograph signings, a showcase of new and upcoming home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusive items and engaging booth activities.  Fans and convention attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at theShout! Factory booth (#4118) on the main convention floor. Fan favorite stars scheduled to attend at this time include: Joel Hodgson (creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000), Jonah Ray (Nerdist, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail), Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry) Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Birds of Prey), Gregg Berger (Transformers: The Movie, Gargoyles) and Misty Lee (Ultimate Spider Man).

Calling all MSTies! In the not too distant future- Saturday, July 23rd at 8:30 pm in Room 24ABC, to be precise- for the panel Mystery Science Theater 3000 is Back! As the excitement mounts for the upcoming new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, join Joel Hodgson (creator, MST3K), Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry) and others discuss the show’s record-breaking crowdfunding campaign, and reveal behind-the-scenes info on Season 11!

Genre and horror film buffs, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts alike won’t want to miss An Inside Look at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory. At 8 pm on Friday, July 22nd   in Room 29AB, join Brian Ward (Director of Blu-ray and DVD Production) and Jeff Nelson (Sr. Marketing Director) as they make special announcements and unveil exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming Blu-ray/DVD collector’s editions and new movies coming to theaters this fall. A fan-driven insider’s event filled with lively discussion and more than a few surprises, this panel discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Julia Cunningham, host of Entertainment Weekly’s “LA Daily” on Sirius XM.

Showcasing highly anticipated current and upcoming offerings from Shout! Factory’s most popular brands, the Shout! Factory Booth (#4118) will once again be an essential destination on the convention center floor. The booth also features convention exclusives, autograph signings, daily sweepstakes giveaways and much more.

For continuing updates on Shout! Factory’s Comic-Con activities and news, please follow us on Twitter @ShoutFactory, on Instagram @shoutfactory, and the studio’s official Facebook page

Schedule Of Shout! Factory Events At Comic-Con International 2016

Wednesday, July 20th

Preview Night

Thursday, July 21st

10:00 am         Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth

11:00 am         Gail Simone and Misty Lee signing for Red Sonja: Queen Of Plagues,

-12:00 pm       the new animated comic based on the Dynamite comic.

Friday July 22nd

10:00 am         Power Rangers appearance at Shout! Factory booth

2:00 p.m.        Meet Spot, a.k.a. Cthulhu, from the upcoming Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen

Kingdom animated feature.

3:30 pm          Scream Factory Presents “Return of The Living Dead” Signing with Thom

                        Mathews (Freddy) John Philbin (Chuck) and Sean Clark (host of “Horror’s

Hallowed Grounds”)

8:00 pm          An Inside Look at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory Panel in Room 29AB.

Brian Ward (Director of Blu-ray and DVD Production) and Jeff Nelson (Sr. Marketing Director) make exclusive announcements, deliver sneak peeks from upcoming releases and more! Moderated by Julia Cunningham, host of Entertainment Weekly Radio’s “LA Daily” on SiriusXM.

Saturday, July 23rd

12:00 pm        Photo opportunity with Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot from Mystery Science  Theater 3000.

–3:00 pm   

2:00 p.m.        Meet Spot, a.k.a. Cthulhu, from the upcoming Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen

Kingdom animated feature.

4:00 pm–         MST3K Event at Camp Conival presented by Nerdist and Geek & Sundry

4:30 pm          Join Nerdist and Geek & Sundry for Camp Conival: a trip back in time to classic pop culture summer camp! Swing by the Conival Main Stage on the second concourse at Petco Park for a special Q&A with Joel Hodgson, Felicia Day, and Jonah Ray. Camp Conival does not require an event badge and is open to the public.

5:15 pm        Signing with the cast of next season of Mystery Science Theater 3000! Series

6:15 pm          creator Joel Hodgson,  Jonah Ray and Felicia Day will be in attendance.   

8:30 pm          Mystery Science Theater 3000 is Back! Panel in Room 24ABC. Joel Hodgson (creator, MST3K), Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry) and others discuss the show’s record-breaking crowdfunding campaign, and reveal behind-the-scenes info on Season 11.

Sunday, July 24th

11:00 am         Gregg Berger signing with exclusive Transformers: The Movie (30th

                        Anniversary Edition) poster

12:00 pm        Appearance by Ladybug and Cat Noir of Miraculous

1:00 p.m.        Meet Spot, a.k.a. Cthulhu, from the upcoming Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen

Kingdom animated feature.


Shout! Factory Booth (#4118) Comic-Con Exclusives  

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Buttons

Be Miraculous! We’re selling DVDs and giving away these “spot on” limited-edition collectibles. Stop by and say “Be Miraculous” to get your own Miraculous button! Limited to one per person.


Scream Factory Button Packs

For the 4th consecutive year, we’re giving away the highly collectible Scream Factory 5-button pack! This year, the titles we’ll be flaunting are top secret! Stop by the booth and ask for your set to reveal what we have in store for you this fall!


Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids And Scream Factory Home Entertainment

Highlights For SDCC 2016

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension Collector’s Edition

Shout Select’s inaugural release is the Collector’s Edition of the beloved ’80s cult classic! On Blu-ray for the first time, this Collector’s Edition comes loaded with bonus features, including a comprehensive retrospective featuring brand-new interviews with members of the cast and crew, and an additional disc of bonus features. Brilliant brain surgeon Banzai (Peter Weller) just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he’s the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension and come back sane! But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo ( John Lithgow), devises a plot to steal the Overthruster and bring an evil army of aliens back to destroy Earth, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle that could result in total annihilation of the universe!

Army of Darkness  Collector’s Edition

Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient “Necronomicon” – the Book of the Dead – unleashes unspeakable evil upon mankind in this outrageously hilarious third chapter of Evil Dead Trilogy from legendary director Sam Raimi (Darkman, Drag Me to Hell) and producer Robert Tapert (Ash vs. Evil Dead).  Army Of Darkness Collector’s Edition, featuring the Theatrical Cut of the film, the Director’s Cut (with 15 minutes of extra footage), the International Cut and the TV version (in standard definition). This definitive collector’s edition is jam-packed with bonus content, including new interviews with star and co-producer Bruce Campbell and the cast, special make-up effect artists Howard Berger, Tony Gardner, Robert Kurtzman, and Greg Nicotero, audio commentary, alternate and deleted scenes and much more – all collected in a special 3-Disc Blu-ray set!

Invasion of the Body Snatchers  Collector’s Edition

The seed is planted…terror grows. Invasion of the Body Snatchers Collector’s Edition Blu-ray features a new HD transfer and comes packed with new bonus features, including interviews and audio commentary with cast and crew, and a limited-edition collectible slipcover with newly rendered artwork. In the terrifying sci-fi classic, the residents of San Francisco are becoming drone-like shadows of their former selves. As the phenomenon spreads, two Department of Health workers uncover the horrifying truth: Mysterious pods are cloning humans — and destroying the originals!

Manhunter Collector’s Edition 

The first film to feature the iconic character Hannibal Lecktor, Manhunter follows former FBI profiler Will Graham (William Petersen, To Live and Die in L.A., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) as he reluctantly returns to his old job to track a horrific serial killer known as the “Tooth Fairy.” But in order to get into the mind of this maniac, Graham must face another: Lecktor (Brian Cox,X-Men 2, Red), the imprisoned psychiatrist whose own insanity almost cost Graham his life… and whose insights into the “Tooth Fairy” could prove as dangerous as the killer himself. This Collector’s Edition features more than 5 hours of bonus content, including over 2 hours of new interviews,

Middleman: The Complete Series

Think your life has its wild twists and turns? You’ve got nothing comparable to the adventurous life of twenty-two year-old aspiring artist Wendy Watson as she gets recruited by a top secret agency to fight comic book-esque criminals under the guidance of her straight-laced boss who introduces himself only as…The Middleman. Based on the series of graphic novels by acclaimed writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (“Lost,” “Medium”), this fan favorite live-action series aired on ABC Family.

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir – Spots On!

Wildly successful on Nickelodeon, legions of fans worldwide know that Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is superhero super fun! When the treacherous Hawk Moth uses his evil energy to transform the citizens of Paris into super villains, only two amazing heroes stand in his way: Ladybug and Cat Noir! With the help of their magical pets, this incredible duo team up to outwit Hawk Moth and keep their city safe… but their biggest challenge might be getting through school. You see, Ladybug and Cat Noir are actually Marinette and Adrien, a pair of young students who live what seems to be a normal life. But even for these two, it’s hard to juggle schoolwork, friends, family and growing up when every day is a super-powered adventure!

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Season 5

When Twilight Sparkle and her best friends — Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Spike — come across a town full of ponies with the exact same Cutie Mark, the gang has to learn a very powerful lesson about individuality. And the adventures just get better from there! This four-disc DVD set features all 26 episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’s fifth season and includes bonus features!

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. 36

In this election year, we present two candidates for president of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXXVI. Representing the Comedy Central Party, Joel Hodgson, a champion of long-suffering cinephiles, leads the botty politic in two memorable episodes replete with inspired riffs and wacky host segments.  Representing the SyFy Channel Party is Mike Nelson, a riff-ormer whose doctrine of laughter at any cost is clearly in play on the other two delirious episodes in this collection. We urge you to hear them both out as they take on some of the cheesiest movies of the day and lay out their visions for a funnier tomorrow.  Includes the episodes Stranded In Space City Limits, The Incredible Melting Man and Riding With Death.

Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues 

Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect… even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! Who is Dark Annisia, and how has this fearsome warrior accomplished what neither god nor demon has been able to do: force Sonja to her knees in surrender? An epic tale of blood, lust, and vengeance, Queen of the Plagues takes Red Sonja from the depths of her own grave to the heights of battlefield glory. This animated feature-length film is features the voice talent of Misty Lee, with art by Walter Giovani and based on the comics by Gail Simone.

Return of the Living Dead Collector’s Edition

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cemetery, those brain-eating zombies are back and hungry for more tasty mortals! Writer/director Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce) puts an uproarious spin on the zombie apocalypse movie in 1985’s cult classic The Return Of The Living Dead. Considered one of the campiest undead romps of its time, the film features a killer soundtrack with tracks from many songs from punk artists such as The Cramps, T.S.O.L. SSQ and 45 Grave. The Collector’s Edition boasts a brand new 2K scan of the film and over 12 hours of extras! 

Super Sentai Zyuranger: The Complete Series

See where the worldwide phenomenon began with Super Sentai Zyuranger, the original Japanese series that inspired the Power Rangers franchise!  When the sinister witch Bandora is released from her prison after 170 million years, five warriors from an ancient time are woken from suspended animation to once again defend Earth from Bandora and her evil horde. Armed with enchanted weapons and giant robotic deities known as the Guardian Beasts, it’s up to these warriors to defeat Bandora and her monsters before she can exact revenge upon the Earth for the death of her son.

Session 9

It looms up out of the woods like a dormant beast. Grand, imposing… abandoned and deteriorating, the Danvers State Mental Hospital, closed down for 15 years, is about to receive 5 new visitors. Donning protective gear, the men of the Hazmat Elimination Co. venture into the eerily vast and vacant asylum that is filled with an evil and mysterious past. Rampant patient abuse, medieval medical procedures and rumors of demonic possession are some of the many dark secrets the hospital holds – but then so do each of the men.  Directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist), Session 9 features a talented cast including David Caruso (CSI: Miami), Peter Mullan (War Horse, Trainspotting), Paul Guilfoyle (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Josh Lucas (American Psycho), Stephen Gevedon (Show Me a Hero) and Brendan Sexton III (The Killing, Boys Don’t Cry).

They Live Collector’s Edition

Horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) directs this heart-pounding thriller in which aliens are systematically gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. Humanity’s last chance lies with a lone drifter who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery  — a unique pair of sunglasses that reveals the terrifying and deadly truth. They Live boasts a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and much more!

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit