Historic genre magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland will return to San Diego Comic-Con in 2017 with a greater focus on its multimedia endeavors. This year marks the debut of Famous Monsters TV, the return of the Famous Monsters podcast, and a very special announcement to be made at the 2017 Stake of the Union panel!
EXCLUSIVES AVAILABLE AT THE FAMOUS MONSTERS BOOTH (#1621):
Famous Monsters Shin Godzilla Zip Up Hoodie
Deluxe zip hoodie featuring Shin Godzilla artwork by Toho artist Yuji Kaida! This artwork was created exclusively for a Famous Monsters screening of SHIN GODZILLA and has never been available on a hoodie… until now. Price: $40.00
Shock Monster Messenger Bag
Let the Shock Monster protect your goods! Features special satin Shock Monster lining and a padded compartment that can fit up to a 15″ laptop. Front pockets are large enough to carry a small tablet, pens and pencils, cell phone, cards, etc. Hidden zip inner pocket can hold your most discreet items. Adjustable strap allows you to haul your goods comfortably. Be the coolest kid in school with this exclusive grey Shock Monster Messenger Bag! Price: $40.00
More exclusives will be announced next week!
PANELS FEATURING FAMOUS MONSTERS GUESTS:
Once again, Famous Monsters will be conducting two separate panels: one focused on the Famous Monsters brand and one for its comic book publishing division, American Gothic Press.
Famous Monsters Stake of the Union 2017
Friday July 21, 2017 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Famous Monsters of Filmland has spanned nearly 60 years with its game-changing genre magazine, groundbreaking cover art, record-setting fan events, original comic books, and more. And 2017 promises to be the most exciting year yet as FM expands into new forms of media, including syndicated television! Publisher Philip Kim, editor Holly Interlandi, and associate editor Joe Moe will welcome special panelists to tease future projects, give exclusive art reveals, and maybe wax a little philosophical on Frankenstein.
From Comics to Virtual Reality with American Gothic Press
Saturday July 22, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
A good story should work in any medium, and comics can make a great starting point for other forms of entertainment-television, film, and more recently, virtual reality gaming. Join American Gothic Press publisher Philip Kim, editor-in-chief Holly Interlandi, and top creators for a discussion on how to best adapt your panels to this rapidly developing art form.
Also, don’t miss Warner Archive’s many DVD giveaways throughout the weekend as well as a special Saturday panel!
Warner Archive’s Monsters From Hell
Saturday July 22, 2017 11:30am – 12:30pm
Warner Archive Collection (WAC), Trailers From Hell, & Famous Monsters of Filmland join forces to spotlight some of the most beloved (and sometimes overlooked) monster/dinosaur films of the past 70 years. Revel in WAC’s high-definition remastering of cult classics ranging from When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, The Valley of Gwangi, Demon Seed, and From Hell It Came to some soon-to-be-released on Blu-ray surprises. Trailers From Hell film gurus Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider, Tales of Halloween), Darren Bousman (Saw II, Saw II, Saw IV), and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence) join WAC podcasters Matthew Patterson & DW Ferranti to delve deep into insights, stories and glimpses behind the scenes of these fan favorites. Gary Miereanu moderates the proceedings.
2017 marks the debut of Famous Monsters TV, in collaboration with San Francisco’s KOFY TV, which will be going behind the scenes of your favorite Comic-Con events! Join the crew as they speak with celebrities, writers, cosplayers, toy manufacturers, and more on the exhibit floor and surrounding the convention center!
The presence of the Famous Monsters Podcast at Comic-Con means that any pit stop by the FM booth could turn into a guest spot! We’ll have a podcasting station set up at our home base, Booth #1621, for the dramatic pulling aside of whomever our hosts want to hear from, so be ready to share your monstrous pop culture opinions alongside your favorite celebrities!
Also happening at the Famous Monsters booth all weekend: movie effects makeup demonstrations by FACE OFF finalist Walter Welsh, special giveaways, and American Gothic Press creator signings (schedule to come)!
Notable stars and filmmakers who have discussed their projects with Famous Monsters in the past include James Cameron on ALIENS and AVATAR, Mark Hamill on STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS; Zack Snyder on BATMAN V SUPERMAN; Joe & Anthony Russo on CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR; David Ayer on SUICIDE SQUAD; Paul Feig on GHOSTBUSTERS; D.B. Weiss on GAME OF THRONES; John Carpenter on ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK; X-FILES creator Chris Carter; Guillermo del Toro on CRIMSON PEAK; John Landis, SFX master Rick Baker, and the entire cast of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON; Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, & Lucy Lawless on ASH VS. EVIL DEAD; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY mastermind Oren Peli and producer Jason Blum; Greg Nicotero and the cast/creators of THE WALKING DEAD; Director Ron Underwood, Kevin Bacon, and the cast of TREMORS; Director Joe Dante; the legendary Mel Brooks; and many more.