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CCI 2019: Meet the Talent/Creatives Behind IDW Comics & TV Series

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Next week, IDW Publishing will celebrate its 20th anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con with sensational booth appearances by such fan-favorite talents as George Takei, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kim Dwinell, Magdalene Visaggio, B. Dave Walters, Stan Sakai, Walter Simonson, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Eastman, Sam Maggs, Rod Fergusson, the cast of Wynonna Earp, and so many, many more!

Our complete list of booth guests, panels, and show exclusives can be found below. Be sure to visit Booth #2729 for IDW’s coolest Comic-Con signings and swag!

Of special note, IDW is now taking Comic-Con preorders on special They Called Us Enemy items: the Hardcover and Signed & Numbered Hardcover editions, to be picked up at Booth #2729 during show hours. A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei‘s childhood imprisoned at American concentration camps during World War II, this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love – by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker – allows readers to experience the forces that shaped an American icon… and America itself. (And don’t miss the They Called Us Enemy signings and panels – see below for details!)


BOOTH #2729 SIGNING SCHEDULE


Wednesday July 17th Preview Night

6:00 – 7:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)

7:00 – 9:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)(*Convention exclusives available!)


Thursday July 18th

10:15 – 11:00 Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons – Jim Zub

11:00 – 12:00 Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish – B. Dave Walters

11:00 – 12:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
(*Book debut!)

11:00 – 12:00 Red Panda & Moon Bear – Jarod Rosello
(*Book debut!)

12:00 – 1:00 Clyde – Jim Benton

12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry

12:00 – 1:00 X-Files – Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon

1:00 – 2:00 Star Trek: Year Five – Brandon Easton, Jim McCann, Jody Houser, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, J.J. Lendl
(*Convention exclusives available!)

1:00 – 2:00 Coin-Op Comics – Maria & Peter Hoey

2:00 – 3:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)

2:00 – 3:00 Ghost Tree – Bobby Curnow

3:00 – 4:30 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
(*Convention exclusives available!)

4:00 – 5:00 Highwayman – Koren Shadmi

4:00 – 5:00 Limbo Lounge – Dave Calver

5:00 – 6:00 From Hell – Eddie Campbell

5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Fico Ossio

6:00 – 7:00 Transformers/Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham
(*Convention exclusives available!)

6:00 – 7:00 Gears of War – Creator Rod FergussonNarrative Director Bonnie Jean Mah


Friday July 19th

10:00 ­– 11:00 Clyde – Jim Benton

10:00 ­– 11:00 Johnny Boo ­– James Kochalka

10:00 – 11:00 Star Wars Adventures ­– Delilah Dawson, Chris “Doc” Wyatt, Kevin Burke
(*Convention exclusives available!)

11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, J.K. Woodward, Scott Tipton

11:00 – 12:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
(*Book debut!)

11:00 – 12:00 Penny Nichols – M.K. Reed, Greg Means

12:00 – 1:30 They Called Us Enemy – George Takei, Harmony Becker, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

2:00 – 3:00 Star Wars Adventures – Chris Fenoglio, Cavan Scott, Arie Kaplan, John Barber, Derek Charm, Tony Fleecs, Michael Moreci, Mauricet
(*Convention exclusives available!)

2:00 – 3:00 Highwayman – Koren Shadmi

3:00 – 4:00 Usagi Yojimbo & Ragnarök – Stan Sakai & Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)

3:00 – 4:00 Canto – David M. Booher, Drew Zucker
(*Convention exclusives available!)

4:00 – 5:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
(*Convention exclusives available!)

4:00 – 5:00 Road of Bones – Rich Douek

5:00 – 6:30 Wynonna Earp – Melanie ScrofanoKatherine BarrellChantel RileyGreg Lawson, Emily AndrasBeau Smith
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)


Saturday July 20th

10:00 – 11:30 Wynonna Earp – Melanie ScrofanoKatherine BarrellChantel RileyGreg Lawson, Michael Eklund, Emily AndrasBeau Smith
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

11:00 – 12:00 Sh*t My President Says – Shannon Wheeler

11:00 – 12:00God is Disappointed in You, Apocrypha Now! – Mark Russell

11:00 – 12:00 Gumballs – Erin Nations

12:00 – 1:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
(*Convention exclusives available!)

12:00 – 1:00 Star Pig – Delilah Dawson
(*Convention exclusives available!)

12:00 – 1:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Jennifer Hernandez, Caleb Goellner

1:00 – 2:00 Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
 (*Convention exclusives available!)

1:00 – 2:00 Marilyn Manor – Magdalene Visaggio

1:00 – 2:00 October Faction – Steve Niles

2:00 – 4:00 They Called Us Enemy – George Takei, Harmony Becker, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

4:00 – 5:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham, Keith Dallas, Cavan Scott
(*Convention exclusives available!)

4:00 – 5:00 Johnny Boo – James Kochalka

5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Fico Ossio, Mairghread Scott, Brendan Cahill

5:00 – 6:00 Care Bears – Agnes Garbowska
(*Convention exclusives available!)

6:00 – 7:00 Transformers: Galaxies – Tyler Bleszinski
(*Get a free signed promo poster!)

6:00 – 7:00 Marvel Action: Captain Marvel – Sam Maggs
(*Get a free signed promo poster!)

6:00 ­– 7:00 Marvel Action: Spider-Man – Fico Ossio

6:00 – 7:00 Eve Stranger – Philip Bond

6:00 – 7:00 Red Panda & Moon Bear – Jarod Rosello
(*Book debut!)


Sunday July 21st  

10:00 – 11:00 Sons of Chaos – Chris Jaymes
(*Book debut!)

10:00 – 11:00 Usagi Yojimbo – Stan Sakai
(*Convention exclusives available!)

11:00 – 12:00 Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
 (*Convention exclusives available!)

11:00 – 12:00Night Moves – V.J. & Justin Boyd

12:00 – 2:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
(*Convention exclusives available!)

1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Sara Richard, Tony Fleecs, Thom Zahler

2:00 – 3:00 Goosebumps – Jen Vaughn, Denton Tipton, Chris Fenoglio, Jeremy Lambert

2:00 – 3:00 Canto – David M. Booher, Drew Zucker
(*Convention exclusives available!)

3:00 – 4:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Jennifer Hernandez, Evan Stanley
(*Convention exclusives available!)

The Top Shelf section of the booth will be filled all weekend with more great creators, too!

And for the kids, enjoy surprise visits on Saturday and Sunday by Cheer Bear and Grumpy Bear of Care Bear: Unlock the Magic fame!


PANEL SCHEDULE


IDW Publishing: The Next 20 Years
Thursday, 7/18/19, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Room: 9
The past is prologue! IDW’s 20th anniversary celebrations lead here—as we set the course for the next 20 years of comics and more! IDW Editor in Chief John Barber leads a lively panel looking behind-the-scenes at what’s coming next and how we’re getting there, featuring New York Times bestselling author Delilah Dawson, Surfside Girls’ Kim Dwinell, and more favorites—plus top secret guests talking mind-blowing new projects. All this and a no-holds-barred Q&A!

IDW Games: Other People’s (Intellectual) Property
Thursday, 7/18/19, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Room: 9
Pop culture is virtually built upon the foundation of intellectual properties, and geek fandom loves to delve deep into the lore of the fictional worlds that we love. So how do companies get the chance to create products with other people’s I.P.s, and what does it take to make sure a product is going to please die-hard fans? Join Jerry Bennington and Spencer Reeve (IDW Publishing), and David Preti and Geoff Skinner (CMON Limited), as they discuss creating games and merchandise based on beloved I.P.s like Batman The Animated Series, God of War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bloodborne, and Dragon Ball Z.

Star Trek: Year Five – The Writer’s Room
Thursday, 7/18/19, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Room: 28DE
Step into the Writer’s Room of the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Year Five comic series! Join series writers Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Jody Houser, Brandon Easton, and Jim McCann as they discuss their collaboration on the first issues of the series and the wild places the Enterprise will go on its way back home.

IDW & Hasbro: Transformers – A Bold New Universe
Thursday, 7/18/19, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Room: 29AB
Celebrating 35 years of everyone’s favorite Robots in Disguise, IDW Publishing and Hasbro are proud to present a bold new universe with the launch of multiple new TRANSFORMERS titles! Join artist Livio Ramondelli (Transformers: GalaxiesOptimus Prime), writer Tyler Bleszinski (Transformers: Galaxies, Vox Media), Hasbro’s Michael Kelly (VP, Global Publishing), Erik Burnham (Transformers/Ghostbusters), and a few surprise guests as they talk about what’s new in Transformers comics, announce upcoming projects, and talk about how to make the next 35 years of TRANSFORMERS great! This More Than Meets the Eye panel is moderated by IDW Transformers editor David Mariotte.

Creating for Change: Tackling Big Issues with Great Books
Friday, 7/19/2019, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Room: 4
In this exciting era of comics storytelling, marginalized communities, voices, and topics are being brought to the attention of audiences everywhere. Join creators Marc Andreyko (Love is Love), Harmony Becker (Himawari Share, They Called Us Enemy), Regine Sawyer (Women in Comics NYC Collective),and additional guests for a thoughtful discussion on the utility of sequential storytelling for stimulating meaningful debate, and dare we hope… change. Moderated by They Called Us Enemy co-author, Justin Eisinger.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Road to 100
Friday, 7/19/19, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Room: 23ABC
Join moderator Patrick Ehlers as he talks with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, writer Tom Waltz and editor Bobby Curnow as they share behind-the-scenes stories about the creation of the longest running TMNT comic ever! The team will also share advance looks at the upcoming issues leading to the monumental milestone #100 issue which comes out this fall in addition to other news from IDW Publishing’s TMNT line!

Spotlight on Joe Hill & Gabe Rodriguez: Locke & Key Spectacular
Friday, 7/19/19, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Room: 32AB
Locke & Key co-creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez re-unite to discuss the series’ impact, the all-new con-exclusive Locke & Key comic, the coming Netflix streaming series, and the (strong) likelihood of even more new L&K comics, too! Come join the authors and moderator/Locke & Key editor/IDW CCO Chris Ryall for a celebration of the landmark series in all its forms!

IDW Presents: Spotlight on Walter Simonson & Stan Sakai
Saturday, 7/20/19, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Room: 23ABC
Two industry legends for one low price! Walter Simonson and Stan Sakai need no introduction, but Scott Dunbier will give them one anyway! Come for the latest news on their creator-owned masterworks Ragnarök and Usagi Yojimbo, stay for fascinating tales of comic industry lore, Norse legends and feudal Japan! A must-see panel for any fan of these two talented, and longstanding artists. LATE ADDITION ADDED BONUS: The equally legendary Louise “Weezie” Simonson will be joining the fun!

IDW & Oni Press: Rick & Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, 7/20/19, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Room: 25ABC
Oni Press, IDW, and Dungeons & Dragons are busting out the twenty-sided die for a second roll at Rick and Morty™vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape this fall, and we’re giving Comic Con attendees an exclusive sneak peak! The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family in the newly announced second series! Fan-favorite dice-dependent writer Jim Zub is joined by editor Chase Marotz, and Wizards of the Coast game designer Nathan Stewart for a full hour guaranteed to be more fun than any line for convention exclusives!

George Takei: They Called Us Enemy
Saturday, 7/20/19, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Room: 25ABC
In his brand-new graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy, the beloved actor, author, and activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. You’ll hear firsthand from George Takei, as well as his co-authors Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker, about this dark chapter of our nation’s history, its impact on Takei’s astonishing life, and its urgent relevance for today’s world.

SYFY and IDW Entertainment: Wynonna Earp
Saturday, 7/20/19, 5:00p.m. – 5:50p.m.
Room: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Saddle up, Earpers! SYFY’s hit series and the 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show is back. Just because a mind-blowing season finale put an end to Bulshar and the Earp curse, doesn’t mean Wynonna’s done kicking demon-ass or putting up one hell of a fight to rescue Waverly from the Garden of Eden. Join the cast and creators of the award-winning series based on the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith, as they tease the upcoming 4th season and look back at the show’s most hell-raising moments.

IDW: Comics for Kids!
Sunday, 7/21/19, 10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Room: 23ABC
Ever wonder what it takes to make an all-ages comic? Ever want to try your hand at making your own? Join Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo), Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, My Little Pony), Jarod Roselló (Red Panda & Moon Bear), Evan Stanley (Sonic the Hedgehog), and IDW Publishing for a behind-the-scenes look at how your favorite comics are made! It’s sure to be a morning full of fun activities, secret surprises, and much, much more! And bonus: a free comic for every kid in attendance!

IDW Publishing: Artist’s Editions & More!
Sunday, 7/21/19, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Room: 32AB
Accept no substitutes! The one and only Artist’s Edition panel is here! The format pioneered by Scott Dunbier has blossomed into its own industry, with gorgeous original art books on shelves worldwide. But for the info on the Real McCoy, this is the place to be! Join Scott and a special guest or two, for inside info, and announcements of upcoming Artist’s Editions, Artisan Editions…and more!


IDW CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES

Only available for pick up at IDW’s SDCC booth #2729 throughout the convention!


COMICS

Canto #1
New cover by Drew Zucker
$10 each, Limited to 250 copies (*Limit 1 per person)

Care Bears #1, Con variant
Logo-free Cover by Agnes Garbowska
$5 each, Limited to 500 copies

GI Joe Real American Hero #264, Con Silent Master Variants
Toy Packaging Cover of Snake-Eyes, 5 different designs
$25 each, Limited to 100 copies each day
Each day, we will release 100 copies of one of the different Silent Master variants featuring the various toy packaging artwork of everyone’s favorite Ninja, Snake Eyes! Come back each day to build the set!

Locke & Key: Nailed It one-shot, Con variant
New Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$5 each, Limited to 1000 copies

Locke & Key: Nailed It one-shot, Deluxe Con variant
Logo-free Premium Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

Sonic Tangle & Whisper #1, Con variant
New Cover by Evan Stanley
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

Star Pig #1, Con variant
Spot-Color Cover by Francesco Gaston
$10 each, Limited to 250 copies

Star Trek Year Five #1, Con variant
Negative Painted Cover by Greg Hildebrandt
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

Star Wars Adventures #23, Con variant
Logo-free Cover by Tony Fleecs
$10, Limited to 500 copies

TMNT #93, Con variant
Blue Line Cover by Kevin Eastman
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

***JUST ANNOUNCED***
TMNT #95, Surprise Reveal Con Variant
Cover by Dave Wachter
$100 each, Limited to 200 copies (*Limit 1 per person)
Due to the recent storyline in TMNT: City At War, we have created a unique “Spoiler Reveal” variant of TMNT #95 to commemorate the newest Turtle, Jennika! We’re bringing 200 copies of this book and limiting it to 1 per person. Not listed on the CCI Exclusives page, but find it at our booth #2729!

Transformers/Ghostbusters #1, Con variant
New Cover by Dan Schoening
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies

Usagi Yojimbo #1, Launch Tour variant
New Cover by Stan Sakai
$10 each, Limited to 150 copies

Wraith #7, Con variant
Photo Cover from NOS4A2 TV show
$10 each, Limited to 500 copies


BUNDLES

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Bundle Pack, 4 diff one-shots
New covers by Dan Schoening
$40 each, Limited to 500 packs
Pick up all 4 of our Ghostbusters 35th anniversary one-shot comic, each with a new “Movie-Poster” themed cover by Ghostbusters artist Dan Schoening!

GI Joe Silent Master Variant Ultimate Bundle, 10 comics in 1 bundle
Various artists & Toy Packaging art
$200 each, Limited to 50 bundles
Instead of coming each day to pick up the ultra-rare Silent Master Variant comic for that day, get all 5 regular Silent Master Variant comics (featuring various Snake Eyes Toy Packaging art) and get a BONUS 6th cover of Snake Eyes that is ONLY available in this bundle! We include 4 rare GI Joe variants from the past year, to make this the bundle you MUST own at the convention!

TMNT 35TH Anniversary Bundle, Box set plus free variants
Covers by Kevin Eastman
$50 each, Limited to 100 bundles
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by getting the 35th Anniversary Box Set of key reprints of Mirage TMNT #1-4 plus the Raphael one-shot! As a bonus, we are including THREE free Kevin Eastman TMNT variants from the last few years at NO additional charge!

Usagi Yojimbo & Ragnarok 2-pack, Connecting Virgin Variants
New covers by Walter Simonson & Stan Sakai
$20 per pack, Limited to 500 packs
Here’s your chance to own 2 limited edition variant comic books featuring a spectacular jam image of creators Stan Sakai and Walter Simonson drawing each others’ signature characters, all colored by Laura Martin! These 2 virgin comic books have color artwork on the front, and the inked version on the back! Grab them both and meet the creators during the show!

Wynonna Earp Deluxe Pack
$20, Limited to 150 packs
Pick up a Wynonna Earp Deluxe pack, containing a recent Convention photo variant, a RARE limited giveaway photo variant, and several bonus comics featuring photo covers of your favorite Wynonna Earp cast members!


TRADES / HARDCOVERS

Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters TP, Con variant
Sketch Cover by Alex Ross
$20, Limited to 250 copies
Legendary painter Alex Ross provides a con-exclusive sketch cover to this trade paperback! This trade paperback of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, by Eric Powell, is just in time for the newest release of Godzilla: King of Monsters in movie theaters, and the 55th anniversary of Godzilla!

Star Trek vs. Transformers TP, Con variant
Animation Cel Cover by Derek Charm
$20 each, Limited to 250 copies

Surfside Girls Volume 2, Show debut
Cover by Kim Dwinell
$15, 100 copies at the show

They Called Us Enemy Hardcover Edition, First release at SDCC!
Cover by Harmony Becker $30 each, 300 copies at the show
Get the hardcover version of George Takei’s gripping memoir, They Called Us Enemy, detailing his childhood where his family was sent to a Japanese American interment camp during World War II.
Available for Preorder – Click Here!

They Called Us Enemy Signed and Numbered Hardcover Edition, First release at SDCC!
Cover by Harmony Becker
$75 each, 300 copies at the show
Get a special signed and numbered hardcover version of George Takei’s gripping memoir, They Called Us Enemy, detailing his childhood where his family was sent to a Japanese American interment camp during World War II. This Signed and Numbered edition comes with a bound-in signature plate signed by the entire creative team, including George Takei!
Available for Preorder – Click Here!

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Quintessential Collection HC, Signed/Numbered variant
Cover by Tom Scioli
$40 each, Limited to 200 copies
This special deluxe release hardcover collects the entire Transformers vs. GI Joe storyline written and drawn by visionary creator Tom Scioli, and comes with a bound-in signature plate, which is signed by Scioli and numbered to a scarce run of 200 copies.

Walter Simonson Star Wars Artist Edition, Con Foil Stamp variant
Cover by Walter Simonson
$125 each, Limited to 100 copies
This special Artist Edition, with a foil stamped cover by creator Walter Simonson, contains a wonderful run of Star Wars comics in the early 1980s that comics legends Walter Simonson and Tom Palmer collaborated on, before the release of The Empire Strikes Back.


MERCHANDISE

Locke & Key Logo & Emblem Enamel Pin Set
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$20, Limited to 100 sets

Locke & Key Replica Keys, 5 re-issued designs
Crafted by Israel Skelton
$26 each, Limited to 100 per design

Ragnarok & Usagi Yojimbo Jam Lithograph
$20 each, limited to 250 copies
Own the 24” by 18” lithograph featuring a spectacular jam image of creators Stan Sakai and Walter Simonson drawing each others’ signature characters, all colored by Laura Martin! Each lithograph will come with a poster tube, and you can get it double signed at our booth during the convention!

Zombicide TMNT pack #1, Con variant
Designed by CMON Games
$25 each, Limited to 1500
It’s an outbreak of high-flying, Zombie-killing, ninja action as the TMNT invade CMON’s hit board game, Zombicide! This SDCC exclusive pack #1 contains 4 characters from TMNT done in the iconic Zombicide style! Also, you can get pack #2 exclusively at the CMON Games booth #4928.

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10 Ways to Keep Cool at San Diego Comic-Con: Beat the Heat Like a Pro!

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San Diego Comic-Con is one of the hottest events of the year, both figuratively and literally! As you navigate the bustling halls and outdoor events, staying cool becomes a top priority. Here are ten surefire ways to beat the heat and enjoy your Comic-Con experience to the fullest.

1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Water is your best friend! Bring a reusable water bottle and refill it often. Dehydration can sneak up on you in crowded and air-conditioned spaces. #StayHydrated #ComicConSurvival

2. Dress Smart

Opt for light, breathable fabrics. Cotton and moisture-wicking materials can make a huge difference. Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses for outdoor events! #CoolCosplay #ComicConFashion

3. Plan Indoor Breaks

Schedule time in your day to hit indoor panels or exhibits. The AC will give you a much-needed break from the heat. #ComicConPlanning #IndoorCool

4. Use Cooling Accessories

Cooling towels, portable fans, and misting sprays are lifesavers. These small items can make a big difference when you’re waiting in line or exploring the outdoor areas. #CoolGadgets #ComicConEssentials

5. Seek Out Shaded Areas

Find shaded spots for a quick rest, especially if you’re spending time outside. The shade can offer a noticeable temperature drop. #ShadeHacks #SurvivingComicCon

6. Enjoy Some Ice Cream

Nothing beats the heat like a refreshing ice cream or a cool drink. San Diego has plenty of options, from food trucks to nearby cafes. #CoolTreats #SDCCSnacks

7. Wear Comfortable Shoes

Blisters and sore feet can make the heat feel even worse. Choose comfortable, breathable shoes to keep your feet happy. #ComicConComfort #ShoeGame

8. Visit Cooling Stations

Many outdoor events have cooling stations with fans and misters. Take advantage of these spots to lower your body temperature. #CoolingStations #ComicConTips

9. Avoid Peak Sun Hours

Try to minimize outdoor activities between 11 AM and 3 PM when the sun is at its strongest. Plan your outdoor excursions for the morning or late afternoon. #SunSafety #ComicConTiming

10. Stay in the Loop

Keep an eye on social media for real-time updates on cool spots and special events. Follow the official Comic-Con accounts and popular influencers for tips. #ComicConTips #StayCool

Attending San Diego Comic-Con can be an unforgettable experience if you’re prepared to handle the heat. Follow these tips, stay cool, and make the most of your Comic-Con adventure!

## Share Your Tips!

Got any more cool tips for Comic-Con? Share them in the comments or tag us on social media! #SDCC2024 #ComicConSurvival #BeatTheHeat

By following these strategies, you’ll be ready to enjoy every moment of Comic-Con without overheating. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and most importantly, have fun!

Don’t forget to share this post with your friends heading to Comic-Con! #ComicConHacks #SummerSurvival

For more cool tips and Comic-Con news, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @thatsmye #ComicConFans #SDCC2024

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The HISTORY Channel’s “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” To Make Panel Debut at San Diego Comic-Con

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“The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch,” a hit nonfiction series on the HISTORY Channel, is making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con with an exclusive panel. The panel will feature aerospace engineer, astrophysicist, and lead scientist Dr. Travis Taylor; Defense Intelligence Senior Executive (Retired) Jay Stratton; and others. The series follows current ranch owner Brandon Fugal and an accredited team of scientists, researchers, and experts as they conduct carefully curated scientific experiments, daring drilling and drone exercises, and more to uncover what’s taking place on the anomalous 512-acre hotspot of high strangeness and UAP-related activity. New episodes currently air on Tuesdays at 9/8c, with the two-hour season five finale airing on Tuesday, July 23 at 9/8c.

HISTORY’s “THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH” PANEL – Thursday, July 25 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom)

Can You Keep A Secret? Unveiling the Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch – Ever seen a UAP? Or witnessed something strange and unusual that you couldn’t explain? Join the experts from The HISTORY® Channel’s hit series The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch, including astrophysicist and lead scientist Dr. Travis Taylor and others, for a dynamic panel discussing the motivations, inclinations and secret findings currently taking place at one of the most infamous UAP and paranormal hotspots to ever exist. The moderator will be Matt Zoller Seitz (New York Magazine/Vulture). Cast subject to change.

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ADULT SWIM TO HOST FOUR-DAY “PIRATE PARRRTY” AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2024 ALONGSIDE EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEKS, SERIES PANELS AND LAUNCH OF THE “RICK AND MORTY: THE ANIME” ANIME-RICAN TOUR

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Adult Swim, the global leader in adult animation, unveiled plans today for San Diego Comic-Con which includes an ongoing Pirate-themed fan “parrrty” featuring a series of special evening events, exclusive panels diving into key Adult Swim programs, and the kick-off of a cross-country mobile tour to celebrate “Rick and Morty: The Anime.”

“For reasons too long to get into, we at Adult Swim have always used a pirate ship (and, owls, but maybe we’ll do that at a later con) as a metaphor for how we operate,” said Michael Ouweleen, president, Adult Swim. “We thought since we like to think of us, fans and network, as all one thing, that we should bring the pirate ship to the harbor of San Diego this year and let everyone join us on the – erm – poop deck.”

ADULT SWIM PIRATE PARRRTY

Adult Swim will crash onto the shores of San Diego with a shipwreck adventure on the network’s Adult Swim on the Green space outside the San Diego Convention Center (5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way). The “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” will include custom games, exclusive first looks, giveaways, and evening entertainment including DJ laser sets – no badge required!

The space will also host a series of special evening events including:

  • AEW x Adult Swim “Battle for the Booty” Wrestling Tournament – Join a collection of AEW wrestlers who will face off in a tag team tournament against famous Adult Swim faces for a no-holds-barred event as each competitor vies for the chance to win the “Battle for the Booty” title. Thursday (7/25) at 7:30pm
  • Adult Swim’s Night of New – Comic-Con attendees will be the first to experience a collection of brand-new Adult Swim series at this special screening event featuring the full-length premiere episodes of “Common Side Effects,” “Rick and Morty: The Anime,” “Invincible Fight Girl,” and “Women Wearing Shoulder Pads” alongside more never-before-seen Adult Swim content.  The screening will also be livestreamed in real-time on Adult Swim’s YouTube Channel. Don’t miss your chance! Friday (7/26) at 7:30pm
  • Fun with Zach and Michael – Fresh off the finale of the hit series’ second season, join “SMILING FRIENDS” co-creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel for a special live-draw and fan Q&A event. Saturday (7/27) at 7:30pm

The first 1,000 attendees to join the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” at 1pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will receive an exclusive giveaway! For more details on the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” visit here.

RICKMOBILE TOUR KICK-OFF

This summer marks the return of the famed Rickmobile and Mortymobile for Adult Swim’s “Anime-rican” tour in support of the new series “Rick and Morty: The Anime,” and San Diego Comic-Con is its first stop! Fans attending the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” will have a chance for a photo-op with the Mortymobile, while the Rickmobile will roam San Diego’s Gaslamp District with special giveaways. After Comic-Con, both the Rickmobile and the Mortymobile will cross the country for a nine-city tour that will conclude in Adult Swim’s hometown of Atlanta.

PANEL EVENTS

The fun continues inside with a series of can’t-miss panels featuring advanced looks, breaking news and insightful discussion from series creators and voice talent:

  • Adult Swim’s “Common Side Effects” Series First Look – Come experience the side effects of an incredible panel discussion about Adult Swim’s highly anticipated new series.  “Common Side Effects.”  From executive producers Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, and creators Joe Bennett and Steve Hely, this comedic thriller follows two former high school lab partners who take on big pharma and government agencies as they try to bring a medicine that cures everything to the whole world. Co-creator Steve Hely and writer/director Sean Buckelew will join the series voice cast including Martha KellyEmily PendergastJoseph Lee Anderson and Dave King to discuss the new series. Friday (7/26) at 11am, Indigo Ballroom
  • Adult Swim’s “Rick And Morty: The Anime” Series First Look – Go further into the multiverse of Rick and Morty with the new series “Rick and Morty: The Anime” as it lands at San Diego Comic-Con.  Writer/director Takashi Sano, producers Joseph Chou and Takenari Maeda, and Adult Swim’s head of action and anime Jason DeMarco will share details about the intergalactic adventure and show you the inner workings of the new series on Adult Swim. Friday (7/26) at 12pm, Indigo Ballroom
  • “My Adventures with Superman” Screening Presentation and Panel – Join executive producers Jake WyattJosie CampbellBrendan Clogher, and voice cast members Jack QuaidAlice LeeIshmel Sahid, and Kiana Madeira as they answer your burning questions from season two. Plus get the early scoop on all the action, comedy, and romance that awaits Clark, Lois, and Jimmy in season three. Airing on Adult Swim, “My Adventures with Superman” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Saturday (7/27) at 10am, Indigo Ballroom 
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