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Marvel Comics Announces Comic-Con 2014 Plans

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July 19, 2014 — Face front, true believer! Next week, Marvel makes its return to the biggest comic event of the year –Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 – and we’re bringing the hottest creators, the biggest announcements, and more than a few surprises! Today, Marvel is proud to unveil our star-studded line-up of panels for the convention, bringing fans the answers they’re craving about Avengers NOW!, Original Sin, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, Death of Wolverine and much, much more! And of course don’t forget to stop by the Marvel Booth (Booth #2329) for your chance get in on the fun all weekend with live events, creator signings and giveaways (while supplies last)!

If you’ve never experienced a Marvel panel live, you don’t know what you’re missing! Stop by for a Q&A with your favorite creators, major announcements and more! But bring a camera, you never know who’s going to show up!

Please note, all guests, times and rooms are subject to change.

Thursday, July 24th

MARVEL: Breaking into Comics The Marvel Way

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST

Room: 7AB

Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice, and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski and a slew of Marvel talent!

MARVEL: House of Ideas                                                            

Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM PST

Room: 7AB

Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Ryan Penagos (Executive Editorial Director of Digital) and other guests on what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel AR, Marvel.com, Marvel’s vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel!

MARVEL: Avengers & X-Men: AXIS                                        

Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM PST

Room: 6DE

Are you ready for Marvel’s biggest event of the year?  In Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, the Red Skull has enslaved thousands, amassed an army and now broadcasts his message of hate across the world.  Earth’s last hope hinges on the fragile alliance of two estranged teams – the Avengers and the X-Men!  A who’s who of Marvel talent and editors will be on hand to discuss this Marvel blockbuster!  PLUS, find out the latest on current and future X-titles!  Join Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Executive Editor Mike Marts, Senior Editor Nick LoweAvengers & X-Men: AXIS writer Rick Remender and other Mighty Marvel guests for a rousing discussion and Q&A session!

Friday, July 25th

MARVEL: Spider-Verse

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST

Room: 6DE

It’s the most epic Spider-Man event of all time as every Spider-Man EVER come together to face a world-ending threat!  Senior Editor Nick LoweDan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) and Mark Waid(Daredevil) will be taking any and all questions from YOU the fans!  This is one panel no Spidey fan can miss!

MARVEL: Avengers NOW!

Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM PST

Room: 6BCF

This is the Avengers like you’ve never seen then before!  Marvel is bringing its biggest creators and its best characters together for Avengers NOW!  Join Editor-in-Chief Axel AlonsoRick Remender(Avengers & X-Men: AXIS), Jason Aaron (Original Sin) and other guests as they dish on the evolution of Marvel’s most iconic characters!

Marvel Television Presents

Time: 3:00PM – 4:00PM PST

Room: Ballroom 20

Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) returns with exciting news and fun surprises for fans! Join Jeph and the casts of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter in this can’t-miss panel that will take you behind the scenes and into the future of Marvel’s live action television series.

Saturday, July 26th

Marvel Animation Presents!

Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM PST

Room: 6BCF

Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television; Hydra Agent) returns for what’s become one of the most popular television panels at San Diego!  Join Jeph, Stephen Wacker (VP – Animation & Writing Panel Blurbs ), Cort Lane (Huge Nerd, VP) and Eric Radomski (Giant Dork, SVP) for the latest news on the House of Ideas’ hit animated shows:  Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Marvel’s Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. PLUS: See the eye-popping WORLD PREMIERE of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors’ history-making epic: “Spider-Verse”! DOUBLE PLUS: A special EXCLUSIVE never before seen surprise for MARVEL fans that you will all be talking about for the rest of the convention!

Marvel Video Games

Time: 12:30PM – 1:30 PM PST

Room: 6A

Join the Marvel Games team and some of the most talented developers in the industry as they cover nearly 15(!) awesome Marvel gaming experiences spanning all platforms – many of which feature the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Whether it’s EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS regarding one of the year’s biggest console titles (Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes), UPDATES to current favorites (Marvel Avengers AllianceMarvel Avengers Alliance Tactics, Marvel Heroes, Marvel Puzzle Quest,Marvel: War of Heroes, X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Marvel Pinball and more), or entirely NEW GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS, there’s something here for every True Believer of the digital age.  Also, a surprise special guest appearance — and the COOLEST GIVEAWAY we’ve ever handed out!

MARVEL: Cup O’ Joe

Time: 2:45PM – 3:45 PM PST

Room: 6BCF

Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred exposé on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film, and T.V? This panel is for you!  Featuring Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Editor Jordan D. White, writers Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) and other Mighty Marvel guests!

Marvel Studios

Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM PST

Room: Hall H

Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Sunday, July 27th

Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Only Panel

Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST
Room: Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Marvel Unlimited Plus members are invited to attend a special member only panel at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel’s Indigo Ballroom! Join our emcee, the ever-lovin’, brown eyed Agent M, Ryan Penagos and a gaggle of outrageously talented creators including Jason Aaron, Simone Bianchi, Gerry Duggan and Todd Nauck for exclusive sneak peeks, reveals, a Q&A session and free stuff!*

*Available while supplies last.  Panel line-up subject to change.  Marvel Unlimited Plus membership does not guarantee entry.

MARVEL: Women of Marvel

Time: 11:15PM – 12:15PM PST

Room: 5AB

From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently.  Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry!  Panelists include Producer & Photographer Judy Stephens, Marvel’s The Watcher host Lorraine Cink, Social Media Manager Adri Cowan, Marvel Studios Asset ManagerAlexis Auditore, Marvel Studios SVP of Visual Effects Victoria Alonso, writer Erica Schultz (RevengeOGN)artist Katie Cook (All-New Marvel NOW! Animal Variants), artist Joanna Estep (100thAnniversary: Fantastic Four), artist Rachelle Rosenberg (Amazing X-Men) and special guest Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso! 

MARVEL: Next Big Thing

Time: 12:30PM – 1:30PM PST

Room: 6DE

Gather ‘round friends and family to pay respect for our honored dead – the legendary X-Man Wolverine!  The Death of Wolverine is here and it will rock you to the core!  Plus, what happens in the wake of this summer’s murder mystery mega-event Original Sin?  Join Executive Editor Mike Marts, Senior EditorNick Lowe, and writers Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine), and Mark Waid (Daredevil) for a panel discussion on the next big storylines of the Marvel Universe!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel.com and @Marvel on Twitter, the best way to get exclusive photos and videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

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Dark Horse Comics 2014 Comic-Con Signing Schedule

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Dark Horse Comics has revealed its official signing schedule for this week’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con in San Diego, CA.

DARK HORSE COMICS | SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2014 | BOOTH #2615

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 featuring the art of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy; the other, the art of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage  ST = The Strain Signing Stage

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

THURSDAY, JULY 24

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Becky Cloonan

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  HB  ROBOCOP VS. THE TERMINATOR: Walter Simonson

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  ST   MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich, Tony Parker

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB PICTURES THAT TICK 2: Dave McKean

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  ST BUZZKILL & THE GHOST FLEET: Donny Cates

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB DRAGON GIRL AND MONKEY KING: Katsuya Terada

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST THE WORLD OF THE WITCHER:  Rafal Jaki, Damien Monnier

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST CREEPY & EERIE: Dan Braun, Uncle Creepy, Cousin Eerie

2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m. HB THE STRAIN: Guillermo del Toro, Mike Huddleston, E. M. Gist (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST DRAGON AGE: Patrick Weekes, Nick Thornborrow, Ben Gelinas

3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. HB THE STAR WARS: Jonathan Rinzler

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST THE GUNS OF SHADOW VALLEY: James Andrew Clark

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. HB CRIMINAL MACABRE & BREATH OF BONES: Steve Niles

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ST THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson

5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. HB CONAN RED SONJA: Jim Zub

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ST CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander

FRIDAY, JULY 25

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB USAGI YOJIMBO 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Stan Sakai

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST GROO VS. CONAN: Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragonés

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  ST THE BEST OF COMIX BOOK: Denis Kitchen, Trina Robbins

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

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST PARIAH: Aron Warner, Brett Weldele

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER & ANGEL & FAITH: Georges Jeanty,
Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST BLACKSAD: Juanjo Guarnido

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. HB HELLBOY 20TH ANNIVERSARY: Mike Mignola

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. ST THE WITCHER: Paul Tobin, Rafal Jaki

3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. HB RESURRECTIONISTS, ACTION PHILOSOPHERS, THE COMPLETE SILENCERS,
CONAN THE AVENGER & PROJECT BLACK SKY: Fred Van Lente

3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. ST BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. HB BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. ST THE MASSIVE: Garry Brown

5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. HB THE LAST OF US, THE ART OF NAUGHTY DOG & A SECOND CHANCE AT SARAH:
Neil Druckmann

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. ST STAR WARS: Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley, Carlos D’Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Dave
Wilkins, Tim Siedell, Michael Heisler

6:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. HB MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich

SATURDAY, JULY 26

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. HB DREAM THIEF: Jai Nitz, Greg Smallwood, THE BLACK BEETLE: Francesco Francavilla

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST DRAGON AGE: Patrick Weekes, Nick Thornborrow, Ben Gelinas

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST COLDER: Paul Tobin, Juan Ferreyra

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB STAR WARS: Adam Hughes, Matt Kindt, Dan Parsons, Gabe Eltaeb, Wes Dzioba,
Michael Heisler, Ariel Olivetti

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST: DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Christopher Sebela, Dan Parsons (Ghost);
Tim Seeley (The Occultist); Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy, Project Black Sky);
Michael Broussard (Project Black Sky); Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight)

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER & THE LEGEND OF KORRA:
Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru, Jessie Flower (WRISTBAND REQUIRED. In addition to distribution by drawing on Friday and Saturday at show opening, there will be some wristbands given as prizes during the Avatar: The Last Airbender—Legend and Legacy panel onSaturday, July 26, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in Room 24ABC.)

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST SUNDOWNERS: Tim Seeley

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST DRAGON GIRL AND MONKEY KING: Katsuya Terada

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. HB SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR: Frank Miller, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin,
Rosario Dawson, Robert Rodriguez
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED. One poster per wristband will be provided. No other items allowed.
No photos. Other restrictions may apply.)

5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ST GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW: Matt Wagner

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. HB PROMETHEUS, ALIENS, PREDATOR & ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: Paul Tobin,
Juan Ferreyra, Chris Roberson, Joshua Williamson, Ariel Olivetti, E. M. Gist,
Christopher Sebela

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ST THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson

SUNDAY, JULY 27

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. HB 47 RONIN & THE ATOMIC LEGION: Stan Sakai, Mike Richardson

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST CONCRETE PARK: Tony Puryear, Erika Alexander

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. HB STAR WARS: LEGACY, DEEP GRAVITY: Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER & ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED.)

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Mariah Huehner, Cat Farris

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST BUZZKILL & THE GHOST FLEET: Donny Cates

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. HB TO BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY, JULY 22
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED. One print per wristband will be provided. No other items
allowed. Other restrictions may apply.)

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Fabrice Condominas, Noel Lukasewich

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST THE STRAIN: Mike Huddleston

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. HB  FURIOUS: Bryan J. L. Glass

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST AXE COP: Ethan Nicolle

Dark Horse 2014 Comic-Con International Exclusive Books And Products!

Convention Exclusive Game Of Thrones Items

Video Games Live Announces Comic-Con Performance

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JULY 19, 2014 — Video Games Live is proud to announce it’s line-up and Special Guests for our show happening next Thursday, July 24th with the San Diego Symphony at the Embarcadero Marina Park South (right behind the Convention Center where Comic Con is being held!).

The performance will include…

The WORLD PREMIERE from the yet to be released new Blizzard Entertainment franchise Heroes of the Storm conducted by legendary Blizzard composer Glenn Stafford!

Blizzard Entertainment’s highly anticipated upcoming World of Warcraft® expansion, Warlords of Draenor™, conducted by Audio Director and Composer Russell Brower.

Performing League of Legends with Riot Games composers Christian Linke and Michael Barry.

Vocalist Jillian Aversa (Halo, God of War, Civilization, Soul Calibur V) and Andrew Aversa (Street Fighter II: Remix, Soul Calibur V, Monkey Island: SE) to perform their arrangement of “Aria Di Mezzo Carattere (Opera Theme)” from Final Fantasy VI.

Performing the music from the popular Nintendo DS game Cave Story including an appearance by the game creator and popular Japanese game designer Daisuke Amaya (“Pixel”).

Composer Frank Klepacki to join the symphony on guitar to perform his music from Command & Conquer: Red Alert.

Garry Schyman to conduct his award winning music from BioShock.

Popular video game cover band Critical Hit to perform featuring Blizzard composer Jason Hayes and cello sensation Tina Guo.

A special 30th Anniversary Tetris Opera celebration featuring vocal soloist Jillian Aversa.

Internet sensation guitarist Viking Jesus.

AND MORE!  Including fan favorites such as Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Skyrim, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Castlevania, Portal and Sonic!!

All of the Special Guests will be available to meet after the show during our Meet & Greet which is open to all ticket holders.

Come early for the Costume Contest as well as games provided by Game Stop!

Looney Labs will be awarding packages for it’s very popular Fluxx card game to certain lucky ticket holders!

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AND CAN BE PURCHASED HERE!
You do NOT need a Comic Con pass to attend Video Games Live.  Anyone can purchase tickets to the performance.

There are a limited number of ULTIMATE GAMER V.I.P. BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE PACKAGES still available!  Amazing access and gifts!  More info and tickets HERE! 
(Please note: This is a separate package and does NOT include a ticket to the show.  Tickets to the show must be purchased separately)

Please tell us what you are most looking forward to!
Video Games Live Facebook Events Page for the San Diego show:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1539361296290097/

If you have not yet been to a Video Games Live performance or are not familiar with the show, here is a description followed by a few of our best trailers over the years…

Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time.  Top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

The best way to describe Video Games Live™? Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special fx, stage show production and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience dazzle crowds of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.

PBS Special Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHLeDBKprA
DVD/Blu-Ray/CD Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSE2UzQAgfo
Hollywood Bowl Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZjv0VcAlzE
2010 Trailer: http://media.wmeentertainment.com/video/wme_cs/video_games_live/
VGL Brazil DVD & CD Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIMFYoQkHvo

Styx: Master of Shadows Summer Trailer

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7/18/2014 — Styx: Master of Shadows, the infiltration game developed by Cyanide Studio and planned for release on PlayStation®4, Xbox One® and PC in September, today takes a little break from its development to inaugurate its official website with a new video!

This Summer Trailer invites us to follow Styx, the two-century old Goblin whose main occupation is thievery and assassination, as he begins infiltrating the huge Tower of Akenash. It is in this immense tower that is jealously kept hidden by elves, humans and other fantasy creatures, the World-Tree and its Heart, source of the precious Amber. This is the final objective of Styx, who today demonstrates a few of his skills and special powers, that will be of great help to make a silent way to his goal.

Also optimized for smartphones and tablets, the website of Styx: Master of Shadows is a treasure-trove of information about the game, its story, gameplay mechanics, and the special skills of Styx, the assassin and thief goblin you will play. All the useful information you may be looking for is within a hands reach throughout the different sections of the website. You will also find a big gallery of screenshots, unseen artwork, as well as videos, among which you’ll find a long gameplay video commented by the developers.

This will be a good opportunity to get a sneak peek at what awaits you in September, when you will start your ascension of the Tower of Akenash!

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TNT Renews The Last Ship, Final Season of Falling Skies

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July 18, 2014 — TNT has renewed three of its chart-topping summer hits:  The Last Ship, Major Crimes and Falling Skies. All three dramas rank among basic cable’s Top 5 scripted series this summer with total viewers and adults 25-54. They have also helped TNT score a significant lead as basic cable’s #1 network in primetime for the summer-to-date.

TNT has ordered 13 episodes of The Last Ship, an increase over its first-season order of 10 episodes. The network is also ordering 15 episodes for season four of Major Crimes. And Falling Skies will mark its fifth and final season with 10 episodes.

“TNT’s refreshed and recharged drama brand is soaring this summer, and that is due in large part to these three enormously popular dramas,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “The Last Ship has become this summer’s top drama among key adult demos with its epic scale and visceral storytelling. Major Crimes continues to be one of the most enduring and popular crime-drama franchises on television. And Falling Skies has begun an ambitious and thrilling story arc this summer as it sets the stage for next year’s climactic final season.”

The Last Ship is a blockbuster hit in its first season, not only among total viewers but also among key adult demos. The action-packed drama from executive producer Michael Bay has averaged more than 7.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery in its first season and currently ranks as basic cable’s #1 scripted series this summer with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. The show is also cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date among total viewers and adults 25-54.

Major Crimes is showing an uptick over last year, with 7 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its third season so far. It ranks second behind Rizzoli & Isles among the summer’s top scripted series on basic cable. Major Crimes has also drawn key demo deliveries of  2.1 million adults 25-54 and 1.5 million adults 18-49.

Falling Skies has averaged more than 5.5 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its fourth season, including 2.5 million adults 25-54 and 2.1 million adults 18-49. It ranks behind The Last Ship and Rizzoli & Isles among basic cable’s Top 3 scripted series this summer with adults 25-54.

TNT’s summer success also includes Rizzoli & Isles, which ranks as basic cable’s #1 scripted series this summer. The show has brought in a whopping 8.5 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery in its fifth season, a slight increase over its summer average last year, and ranks right behind The Last Ship as basic cable’s #2 scripted series this summer with key demos. In addition, TNT’s new crime-drama Murder in the First has averaged 5.0 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its first season, and Perception is averaging 4.6 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its third season.

TNT will continue to roll out summer dramas in August. The network will launch the highly buzzed-about drama Legends, starring Sean Bean, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). It will be followed by Franklin & Bash, which is coming back for its fourth season. And on Aug. 18, Dallas will return to continue its third season.

Complete descriptions for TNT’s newly renewed series are included below. The network will announce additional summer renewals in the coming weeks.

Warner Bros. Announces Official Comic-Con 2014 Bags

FLASH-THE Comic-Con 2014 Bag

BURBANK, Calif. (July 17, 2014) — The bags are back! Comic-Con 2014 attendees hoping for a colorful and commemorative keepsake bag to hold their best swag are once again in luck. For the fifth year running, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con have teamed up to produce and distribute the official bag of Comic-Con, which will be distributed to fans when checking it at the Con. The highly coveted bag, which can also be worn conveniently as a backpack, has been called a “must-have” by Variety and Comic-Con’s “ubiquitous accessory” by Entertainment Weekly.

  • More than 130,000 of the bags have been produced and will be provided to Comic-Con attendees throughout the convention.
  • The all-new 2014 edition again features backpack styling and features 13 different designs.
  • To download images of the bags, please click here:  http://bit.ly/Wkkrum
  • Designed by Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing, each bag features double-sided artwork, with the all-new Comic-Con 2014 official design on one side and the other side highlighting titles from the Studio’s TV series and the 75th anniversary of Batman.
  • Current Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation series featured on the SDCC bags are ArrowConstantineThe FlashThe Following, GothamiZOMBIE, Mike Tyson Mysteries, The OriginalsSupernaturalTeen Titans Go! and The Vampire Diaries.
  • And two of the bags will feature DC Comics’ legendary caped crusader: one design will celebrate the 75th anniversary celebration of Batman, and another will highlight the classic and iconic Batman TV series from 1966.

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please visit comiccon.thewb.com and follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter (hashtag #WBSDCC). For official information about Comic-Con 2014, visit www.comic-con.org and follow Comic-Con on Twitter at @Comic_Con.

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World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition Rapid Fire Trailer

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July 17, 2014 — Wargaming today deployed another exciting slew of content—Rapid Fire Update—for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition. Available worldwide, this content update to the successful multiplayer tank warfare game allows tankers to command some of history’s most dominant U.S. autoloader tanks and adds a total of thirteen brand new American and German tanks. Two dynamic new maps have also been included in the Rapid Fire Update, delivering variety to the battlefields.

Players can now research advanced autoloaders, including the deadly T-57 heavy, and roll them into battle. Further expansion of the U.S. and German tech trees and the addition of the high-tier autoloaders give players more options to strategize and engage in battle, while adding a new tactical element to their tank play.

Each map in the Rapid Fire Update offers different tactics for various tanks. The Arctic Region presents large areas covered in ice and snow, rocky outcrops, hills and ridges. The turns and twists in this icy deathtrap make Arctic Region an engaging battlefield. The Erlenberg map offers green hills adjacent to a close-packed town which is bisected by a river with three bridges. These bridges and the different types of terrain in this map create natural contact points between opposing forces and allow for a variety of viable tactics.

For more information about the Rapid Fire Update, visit http://worldoftanksxbox360edition.com/en/news/news/rapid-fire/

To download and join the global phenomenon of World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition for free, please visit:
• www.worldoftanks.com/xbox

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Marvel Announces All-New Captain America

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New York, NY – July 17th, 2014 – Marvel is excited to announce that beginning in November 2014, the title of Captain America will be passed to Sam Wilson, The Falcon, in the pages of All-New Captain America #1 by series writer Rick Remender (Captain America, Uncanny Avengers) and series artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men).

Announced on “The Colbert Report” by Joe Quesada, “Sam Wilson…The Falcon, is the new Captain America.”

Addressing how Sam Wilson will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Steve Rogers, Remender says, “Sam wants to lead by example. To help people see their own selfishness and to turn it around. To build better communities, to never forget the little guy.”  Remender continues, “Sam follows his heart and his belief in what the American dream means and how it belongs to everyone.”

The question remains: what happens with the original Captain America, Steve Rogers? Executive Editor Tom Brevoort says, “Steve’s spirit is as willing as ever, but his body is no longer up to the task of being Captain America. So he’ll employ his skills as the new Cap’s remote strategic advisor, running Cap’s missions from his headquarters in Avengers Mansion and providing Sam with technical support and field information from a distance. He’ll also tutor Sam in how to throw the shield, a skill that’s deceptively difficult for the new Cap to master. So Steve will continue to be a vital part of the series moving ahead.”

For more details on All-New Captain America, visit Marvel.com for their interview with Rick Remender and Tom Brevoort.

All-New Captain America #1 will be available this November in all local comic book retailers and available in the Marvel Digital Comics Store.

Follow Marvel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marvel and be sure to stop back throughout the day to see what everyone is saying about Marvel’s latest news.

Join Marvel this year at San Diego Comic-Con and for more on Marvel’s latest announcements, please visit Marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with #Marvel and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel.

Star Trek’s Large 2014 Comic-Con Presence

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NEW YORK– CBS Consumer Products announced today an out-of-this-world lineup for the iconic Star Trek™ franchise at Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego. Fans will be able to participate in a full weekend of Star Trek events and activities at the world-famous convention including the Star Trek’s Ships of the Line panel on Thursday evening, and Star Trek: Live in Concert with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday.

Star Trek fans will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind products to choose from including the debut of a collection of six dog tags featuring each series’ respective ship. The dog tags will be available at Star Trek licensee booths throughout the show, with a special dog tag available at the ThinkGeek Booth (#3849). Locations and times of the giveaways will be revealed via Twitter (@StarTrek).

STAR TREK’S SHIPS OF THE LINE PANEL

Star Trek’s presence at Comic-Con will kick off Thursday, July 24th from 8:30 – 9:30 pm with the Star Trek’s Ships of the Line panel in Room 4. In a Q&A moderated by Ben Robinson, editor for the long-running Star Trek Fact Files and the manager of Eaglemoss’ new Starship Collection, a team of Star Trek designers will take fans into the art department to showcase the art and inspiration of Star Trek’s most famous Ships of the Line and explore why starships have fascinated and inspired fans for nearly 50 years. Panelists include John Eaves, Andrew Probert, Doug Drexler, John Goodson, Greg Jein and Mike Okuda. Every fan who attends the panel will be given a starship collectible from Eaglemoss.

STAR TREK: LIVE IN CONCERT

On the heels of a three-day, sold-out run at Royal Albert Hall in London, CBS Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures, IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency are bringingStar Trek: Live in Concert to Comic-Con featuring Star Trek (2009) as never seen before. Celebrating the extraordinary collaboration between film and music, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s score is brought to life on stage as J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster film is shown simultaneously in high definition on the big screen. The concert takes place on Saturday, July 26, at 8 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park South with a special appearance by Giacchino and giveaways for fans in cosplay. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.startrekconcerts.com or www.sandiegosymphony.org.

 

STAR TREK EXCLUSIVES

A list of top exclusives and signings available onsite include:

 

3D Systems (Booth #3513)

Cubify will have an on-site scanning station at the 3D systems booth for fans to order their own personalized 3-D printed Star Trek figurines.

 

ANOVOS (Booth #4536)

ANOVOS will have a wide selection of high-end authentic reproductions of Star Trek uniforms available for purchase. They will also showcase the Captain Archer Bomber Jacket and theStar Trek II: The Wrath of Khan uniform for Kirk and Spock.

 

Diamond Select Toys (Booth #2607)

Diamond Select Toys will showcase several new Star Trek collectibles including the Star Trek Select Worf action figure, Star Trek Electronic Starships, Star Trek Kirk Vinyl Bank andStar Trek III Phaser. They will also offer an exclusive Star Trek Electronic Starship for sale.

 

DK Publishing (Booth #1034)

DK Publishing will be showcasing their popular Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary.

 

Entertainment Earth (Booth #2343)

Entertainment Earth will feature a Star Trek: Voyager Seven of Nine Bobble Head, Star Trek: The Next Generation Sherlock Holmes Data and La Forge Bobble Heads (Set of Two), Star Trek: The Next Generation Locutus of Borg Bobble Head and Star Trek: The Original SeriesFine Art Coasters (Set of 40) Series 2.

 

Hallmark (Booth # 2913-H)

Hallmark will offer a sneak peek of the 2015 Star Trek Keepsake Ornament collection. The booth will also showcase the 2014 Star Trek ornament line featuring the U.S.S. Vengeance, Lt. Hikaru Sulu and “The Devil in the Dark” as well as the limited-quantity Vina. Current Star Trek greeting cards and Star Trek/Big Bang Theory crossover items will also be on display.

 

Her Universe (Booth #2913-E)

Her Universe is unveiling a new Star Trek Fashion Top which will be available in plus sizes as well. Fans can also attend the Her Universe Fashion Show on July 24th, 6pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel where new Star Trek fashions will debut on stage.

 

Icon Heroes (via Action Figure Xpress Booth #3345)

At the Action Figures Xpress Booth, Icon Heroes will showcase a D’k Tahg letter opener and a Mr. Spock card holder. Exclusive Star Trek SDCC Logo Bookends, limited to 150 pieces, will be available.

 

IDW (Booth #2643)

IDW will have multiple Star Trek creators at the show, including Mike Johnson, Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward and more to help promote the “Q” storyline set to launch in July with issue #35, the new City on the Edge of Forever mini-series, and much more. IDW will also host Star Trek signings throughout the weekend.

 

Lightspeed Fine Art (Booth #3945)

Lightspeed Fine Art will host a signing on Saturday, July 26 with Star Trek: Voyager actor Robert Picardo (The Doctor) and unveil its latest piece of art.

 

NECA (Booth #3145)

NECA will show the Star Trek: Fleet Captains Dominion Expansion which will be available for purchase in August.  NECA will also showcase select ships from upcoming expansions for the Star Trek: Attack Wing tactical space combat miniatures game.

 

QMX (Booth #3249)

QMX will unveil three never-before-seen upcoming product prototypes including: a USS Enterprise Refit Metal Desktop Ship Replica and the 1:250 USS Reliant Artisan Model Replica.

 

Quirk Books (Booth #1636)

Quirk Books will sell its popular Star Trek Book of Opposites at the convention.

 

Simon & Schuster (Booth #1128)

Simon & Schuster will have a number of Star Trek giveaways, starting with the Star Trek: Destiny #1: Gods of Night giveaway (Wednesday, 7/23), Star Trek: The Original Series: No Time Like the Past giveaway (Thursday, 7/24), and Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified giveaway (Friday, 7/25). Additionally, Mysterious Galaxy (Booth 1119) will host authors Kevin Dilmore and David George for a signing of Point of Divergence and One Constant Star, respectively, on Saturday, 7/26 from 3:30-4 PM.

 

ThinkGeek (Booth #3849)

ThinkGeek is showcasing The Wand Company’s Phaser Universal Remote, Star Trek: The Original Series Uniform Hoodies and Star Trek: The Next Generation Wesley Crusher Hoodies. The booth will also sell an array of Star Trek products.

 

Titan Entertainment (Booth #5537)

Titan will have Star Trek Magazine Issue #50 available at the convention.
WeLoveFine (Booth #1235)

Mighty Fine will offer a limited number of exclusive Star Trek T-Shirts.