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Comic-Con Special Edition Planned For November 2021

A smaller, in-person November event is scheduled for Comic-Con International.

The convention will be called Comic-Con Special Edition, and it is being planned as a three-day event on November 26-28, 2021. The Friday-Sunday event falls immediately after Thanksgiving.

Attendance size, cost, and all other information is still to be decided. Please note that this is not the same thing as San Diego Comic-Con, which has been postponed until 2022.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Hosts Star-Studded Celebration of Justice Society: World War II At Wondercon@home On March 27

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings an advance look at its highly-anticipated next entry in the DC Universe Movies canon – Justice Society: World War II – to Wonder@Home with a star-studded panel discussion on Saturday, March 27 at 11:00am PT. 

To view the Justice Society: World War II panel, please go https://youtu.be/7Es8ztlK5Bw on WonderCon’s YouTube channel. This link will NOT be live until March 27 at 11:00am PT. For more information about WonderCon, visit https://www.comic-con.org/wca.

The 50-minute panel will include actors, filmmakers and assorted clips and images from the all-new, feature-length animated movie. Justice Society: World War II arrives on Digital starting April 27, 2021, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11, 2021.

Headlining the panel discussion are actors Stana Katic (Castle, Absentia, A Call To Spy) as Wonder Woman, Matt Bomer (Doom Patrol, White Collar, The Boys in the Band) as Barry Allen/The Flash, Elysia Rotaru (Arrow) as Black Canary, Omid Abtahi (American Gods, The Mandalorian) as Hawkman, Chris Diamantopoulos (Red Notice, Silicon Valley, voice of Mickey Mouse) as Steve Trevor, Armen Taylor (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) as Jay Garrick/The Flash,  Liam McIntyre (The Flash, Spartacus, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War) as Aquaman, and Geoff Arend (Madam Secretary, Batman: Hush) as Charles Halstead/Advisor alongside director Jeff Wamester (Guardians of the Galaxy TV series), co-screenwriters Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, DC Super Hero Girls) and Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Batman: Soul Of The Dragon), and supervising producer Butch Lukic (Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Constantine: City of Demons). Publicist Gary Miereanu moderates the festivities.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and WBHE, the all-new animated adventure finds modern-day Barry Allen – prior to the formation of the Justice League – discovering he can run even faster than he imagined, and that milestone results in his first encounter with the Speed Force. The Flash is promptly launched into the midst of a raging battle – primarily between Nazis and a team of Golden Age DC Super Heroes known as the Justice Society of America. Led by Wonder Woman, the group includes Hourman, Black Canary, Hawkman, Steve Trevor and the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. The Flash quickly volunteers to assist his fellow heroes in tipping the scales of war in their favor, while the team tries to figure out how to send him home. But it won’t be easy as complications and emotions run deep in this time-skipping World War II thriller.

Need a primer before seeing Justice Society: World War II? Check out the wide array of DC Universe Movies now available on HBO Max.

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San Diego Comic-Con Postponed & Will Go Virtual Again With Comic-Con@Home

San Diego Comic-Con has once again been postponed to 2022. The free virtual event Comic-Con@Home will be returning this summer for three days, spanning July 23-25. Additionally, WonderCon in Anaheim has also been canceled and in its place, WonderCon@Home will again be held as a free online event on March 26 and 27 this year.

The announcement also revealed that San Diego Comic Convention is “planning to present a three-day in-person convention in San Diego in November.” Further details on the November event will be forthcoming.

“It is the policy of the organization to continue to closely monitor information from local and national healthcare officials as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement read. “Never could we have imagined what the world experienced in 2020 and continues to experience today. While we are buoyed by the rollout of the vaccine and the growing number of individuals being inoculated, it appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con.”

The announcement added: “While we lament the postponement of the in-person Comic-Con, our commitment to this community of fans and our celebration of comics and the related popular arts endures as an important part of who we are.”

Those who have purchased badges that were rolled over to SDCC 2021 will have those badges automatically transferred to the 2022 event unless a refund is requested. To submit a badge refund request, visit www.comic-con.org/cci/comic-con-cancellationrefund-policy.

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Star Wars Artist Series Alphabet 26 Print Collection By Shag

The Star Wars Celebration Artist Series Alphabet returns for 2020, with a stylish take on your favorite heroes and villains by renowned artist, Shag! The collection features 26 designs, one representing each letter of the alphabet, with characters selected by Shag and rendered in his unique and distinctive style! 

The Star Wars Celebration Artist Series Alphabet 26 Print Collection features 26 individual 8 x 10 pieces of artwork, printed on #130 matte covers stock, collated in an exclusive collectors window box that features excusive Shag Artwork. These prints will not be sold individually, and can only be purchased as a set.

The set is limited to 500 units and can be ordered HERE for $150.

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Designercon, The Largest Art & Toy Convention In The U.S, Will Be The World’s Most Ambitious Expo With Special Virtual 2020 Edition

Since its founding in 2005, DesignerCon has grown into the largest designer toy and art convention in the United States. With COVID-19 disrupting the global event industry, founder Ben Goretsky remains determined to continue expanding—this time into the digital realm. For its 2020 edition, DesignerCon will broadcast and sell to thousands of attendees on Popshop Live, a groundbreaking platform at the forefront of streaming commerce.

In spite of the unusual presentation, attendees can expect many of the traditions they’ve come to love. Every year, DesignerCon organizes events and aesthetics around an important pop-culture theme, and 2020 is no different. For this edition of DCON, the expo celebrates the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future—a franchise more timely than ever—and will be honoring the iconic films with a fan art show, curated by Carmen “Jane Dope” Acosta. Additionally DKE Toys is curating 30+ artists in a line of limited-edition hand-made Back To The Future action figures. The tribute exhibition will be held at Art Share LA, a non-profit arts organization in DTLA, and livestreamed to DCON attendees. 

Secret Walls will return with their signature live illustration battles, but this time with a virtual makeover.

Companies that have already signed up for the innovative approach to the convention include Japan’s MEDICOM (with DesignerCon being their only US convention), Toy Cube, and 3D Retro. Participating artists include Valfre, Joel Ledbetter, Luke Chueh, and Jorge R. Guiterrez, to name a few. his year’s set of DCON exclusive Be@rbricks will be designed by Jermaine Rogers, Louis De Guzman, Valfre, Alex Pardee, and Greg Mike. 

Tickets will go on sale in October, and DesignerCon will be hosted live on the Popshop Live app from November 13 to 15th, 2020.

More details will be announced as they are confirmed.

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IDW Presents: The World of Locke & Key 2020 New York Comic Con Virtual Panel

Even though conventions are being held virtually this year, it doesn’t mean that fans have to miss out on engaging panels! This week, IDW welcomes you to enjoy New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse from the comfort of your own home with a wildly insightful Locke & Key creator panel.

Unlock what’s next in the world of Locke & Key, now a hit Netflix original series! Join New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Full Throttle, NOS4A2, Dying is Easy) and legendary artist Gabriel Rodríguez in conversation with series editor Chris Ryall, as they welcome you back to Keyhouse. Be the first to hear more about the next wave of comics and graphic novels in the Locke & Key franchise!

Featuring:

Joe Hill (writer, Locke & Key)
Gabriel Rodríguez (artist, Locke & Key)
Chris Ryall (editor, Locke & Key)

The panel Goes Live: Thursday, October 8, at 4:20pm EST (1:20pm PST). Head to YouTube.com/NYCC.

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Stephen King’s The Stand Q&A And Inside Look Planned For New York Comic Con

CBS All Access will offer an inside look and Q&A with the cast of Stephen King’s Limited Series, The Stand at New York Comic Con.

The virtual event will take place on October 9 at 12:40PM ET/9:40AM PT and it will be available to watch on YouTube and FindtheMetaverse.com.

Join series stars Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Odessa Young and Owen Teague alongside showrunner Benjamin Cavell and executive producer Taylor Elmore, as they discuss bringing this epic story to life and what fans can expect when the series premieres December 17. Moderated by Anthony Breznican of Vanity Fair.

Based on Stephen King’s iconic post-apocalyptic novel of the same name, the much-anticipated limited event series asks the question “where will you stand?” in the ultimate fight between good and evil. 

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Funko Soda Pennywise – Rhode Island Comic Con Exclusive

This Funko Soda Pennywise – Rhode Island Comic Con Exclusive will be available on www.thetoyvault.com the weekend of November 6-8th, 2020 for $15 each with a limit of 2 per person.

Limited stock will be available at all 5 Toy Vault locations that same weekend.

The tem is limited to 10,000 in the USA with RICC sticker and 5000 international without sticker. The Black and White Chase is a 1/6 ratio.

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Funko NYCC 2020 Fezzik (Super-Sized) Pop!

Today, Funko revealed another Pop! that will be available online for New York Comic Con. 

This very well might be one of my favorite Funko figures within the past few years. Meet the Super Sized Fezzik (Andre The Giant) complete with his trusty boulder ready to battle Wesley, the Man in Black from the wonderful 1987 film, The Princess Bride.

No word on pricing or ordering info yet but I imagine it will be similar to how Funko handled San Diego Comic Con orders via their website.

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Comic-Con’s 2020 Souvenir Book Is Available Now

It just wouldn’t be Comic-Con, @Home or otherwise, without the yearly Souvenir Book! The 260-page 2020 Comic-Con Souvenir Book is now available as a free PDF download.

The PDF is set up in 2-page spreads, to better mimic the feel of an actual book. Throughout the book are advertisements, for most of them, clicking anywhere on the actual ad will take you to the advertiser’s website, where you may find exclusive merchandise for sale or exclusive content. To navigate the PDF, we recommend you use your keyboard’s left and right arrow keys; clicking on the ad pages will take you onto the web. Remember to zoom in for easier reading of the great articles in the book!

What’s in this year’s Souvenir Book? With an original cover by famed artist/illustrator William Stout, our main feature is the Ray Bradbury Centennial, honoring the 100th birthday of the beloved author and favorite Comic-Con guest. In addition, the Souvenir Book also celebrates the following anniversaries:

– Ray Harryhausen Centennial—The 100th birthday of the stop-motion animation legend
– 75th Anniversary of EC Comics—They brought us Tales from the Crypt and MAD magazine
– 75th Anniversary of Moomin—The world-wide comics sensation for all ages
– 50th Anniversary of Conan in Comics—Robert E. Howard’s barbarian conquered comics starting in 1970
– 50th Anniversary of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World—The King of Comics moved to DC in 1970 and created a whole new world of characters
– 50th Anniversary of Last Gasp—The pioneer underground comix publisher and distributor
– Plus the Proverbial “Much More”—Comic-Con Museum, 2019 Award Winners, and the “In Memoriam” section

Click HERE to download the Comic-Con 2020 Souvenir Book.

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