ARCHAIA Brings Multi-Media Mavens to SDCC 09

ARCHAIA Brings Multimedia Mavens to SDCC

Press Release

ARCHAIA ANNOUNCES PANELS AND SIGNING SCHEDULE FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

THREE PANELS, SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MORE HIGHLIGHT PUBLISHER’S RETURN TO THE BIGGEST COMICS AND POP CULTURE EVENT IN THE WORLD

Los Angeles, CA (July 21, 2009) – To herald its return to publishing full time, Archaia announced today its grand plans for San Diego Comic-Con International 2009, the world’s biggest and most popular comics, pop culture and multimedia event, to be held July 22-26 at the San Diego Convention Center.

The publisher will set up shop at Booth #2635 where it will offer for sale the exclusive San Diego cover to its new mini-series, Days Missing, as well as copies of its latest hardcover offerings, including Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 and Awakening. There will also be free giveaways and the opportunity to meet with several Archaia creators, including David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Mark Smylie (Artesia) and Nick Tapalansky (Awakening).

Archaia will present three panels at Comic-Con, one with Days Missing partner Roddenberry Productions (who will be exhibiting back-to-back with the publisher), one with new publishing partner The Jim Henson Company and one with Zachary Quinto’s (Star Trek, Heroes) production company, Before the Door Pictures, for a surprise announcement.

PANELS

Thursday, July 23, 2009

2:30-3:30 p.m. ARCHAIA/RODDENBERRY PRODUCTIONS: DAYS MISSING — Learn about the sci-fi titles the publisher has in store, such as Titanium Rain (with creators Josh Finney and Kat Rocha), and Starkweather (with writer David Rodriguez and artist Patrick McEvoy). Then meet the creative dream team behind Days Missing, the new sci-fi comic miniseries from Archaia and Roddenberry Productions, the legendary company that brought you Star Trek. Get a sneak peek of exclusive covers and art, and learn more about storylines for upcoming issues. Panelists include Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth from Roddenberry Productions; Archaia’s Stephen Christy, Mark Smylie and Rob Levin; Chris Burnham (X-Men: Divided We Stand); Ian Edginton (Stormwatch); Phil Hester (The Darkness); David Hine (Batman: Battle for the Cowl); and Frazer Irving (Batman and Robin). All attendees will receive a free copy of Days Missing #1! Room 3

Friday, July 24, 2009

1:00-2:00 p.m. ARCHAIA/THE JIM HENSON COMPANY: THE PERFECT PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP — Learn about the fantasy titles the publisher has in store, including a new Mouse Guard volume (with creator David Petersen), Artesia (with creator Mark Smylie), Okko and Primordia. Then find out more about the partnership The Jim Henson Company and Archaia have formed to create comics and graphic novels based on such beloved properties as Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, MirrorMask and Fraggle Rock, as well as all-new, original concepts! Hear more about this venture with Henson's director of publishing and development Joe LeFavi, Archaia's director of development Stephen Christy, and a few surprise guests as creative teams are announced and publishing plans are discussed. All attendees will receive a free Archaia/Henson poster featuring a new piece of art! Room 4

Saturday, July 25, 2009

5:30-6:30 p.m. ARCHAIA: NEW TITLES — Come hear about the great new titles Archaia has in store, including Awakening (with writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn), Tumor (with writer Joshua Hale Fialkov), and The God Machine (with creator Chandra Free). Then: You’ve watched him for three seasons on NBC's “Heroes” playing Sylar and on the big screen as Spock in the new “Star Trek” movie, but what do actor Zachary Quinto and his colleagues at media production company Before the Door Pictures have to do with Archaia? Find out exclusively at this panel, which will feature Quinto, Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson of Before the Door Pictures, plus appearances by top-secret special guests with additional announcements! Room 5AB

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All signings will take place at the Archaia booth, #2635, unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

6-7 p.m.

Patrick McEvoy (artist, Starkweather)

Tom Pinchuk (writer, Hybrid Bastards!)

6-8 p.m.

Nick Tapalansky (writer, Awakening)

7-9 p.m.

Josh Finney (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

Kat Rocha (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

Chandra Free (creator, The God Machine)

8-9 p.m.

Patrick McEvoy (artist, Starkweather)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

9-11 a.m.

Tom Pinchuk (writer, Hybrid Bastards!)

Chandra Free (creator, The God Machine)

Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer, Tumor)

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Nick Tapalansky (writer, Awakening)

Dave Rodriguez (writer, Starkweather)

Patrick McEvoy (artist, Starkweather)

Josh Finney (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

Kat Rocha (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

2-3 p.m.

David Petersen (creator, Mouse Guard)

Chandra Free (creator, The God Machine)

Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer, Tumor)

3-5 p.m.

Nick Tapalansky (writer, Awakening)

Tom Pinchuk (writer, Hybrid Bastards!)

3-6 p.m.

mpMann (artist, The Grave Doug Freshley, Some New Kind of Slaughter, The Lone and Level Sands, Inanna’s Tears)

4-5:30 p.m. DAYS MISSING (Signing at Roddenberry Productions booth, #2734)

Phil Hester (writer, Days Missing #1)

Frazer Irving (artist, Days Missing #1)

5-6 p.m.

Dave Rodriguez (writer, Starkweather)

Patrick McEvoy (artist, Starkweather)

5-7 p.m.

Josh Finney (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

Kat Rocha (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

6-7 p.m.

Chandra Free (creator, The God Machine)

Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer, Tumor)

Friday, July 24, 2009

9-11 a.m.

Tom Pinchuk (writer, Hybrid Bastards!)

Chandra Free (creator, The God Machine)

Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer, Tumor)

11 a.m. – 12 p.m

Nick Tapalansky (writer, Awakening)

Alex Eckman-Lawn (artist, Awakening)

Dave Rodriguez (writer, Starkweather)

Patrick McEvoy (artist, Starkweather)

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

mpMann (artist, The Grave Doug Freshley, Some New Kind of Slaughter, The Lone and Level Sands, Inanna’s Tears)

12-2 p.m.

Josh Finney (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

Kat Rocha (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

1-2 p.m.

Dave Rodriguez (writer, Starkweather)

Patrick McEvoy (artist, Starkweather)

2-3 p.m.

Nick Tapalansky (writer, Awakening)

Alex Eckman-Lawn (artist, Awakening)

David Petersen (creator, Mouse Guard)

3-4 p.m.

Dave Rodriguez (writer, Starkweather)

Patrick McEvoy (artist, Starkweather)

Tom Pinchuk (writer, Hybrid Bastards!)

3-4:30 p.m. DAYS MISSING (Signing at Roddenberry Productions booth, #2734)

David Hine (writer, Days Missing #2)

Chris Burnham (artist, Days Missing #2)

4-6 p.m.

Nick Tapalansky (writer, Awakening)

Alex Eckman-Lawn (artist, Awakening)

Josh Finney (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

Kat Rocha (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

5-6 p.m.

Tom Pinchuk (writer, Hybrid Bastards!)

6-7 p.m.

Brian Churilla (co-writer and artist, The Engineer)

Chandra Free (creator, The God Machine)

Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer, Tumor)

Final McKeown SDCC Exclusive Cover for Days Missing #1

Saturday, July 25, 2009

9-11 a.m.

Tom Pinchuk (writer, Hybrid Bastards!)

Chandra Free (creator, The God Machine)

Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer, Tumor)

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Brian Churilla (co-writer and artist, The Engineer)

Jeremy Shepherd (co-writer and colorist, The Engineer)

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Nick Tapalansky (writer, Awakening)

Alex Eckman-Lawn (artist, Awakening)

12-1:30 p.m. DAYS MISSING (Signing at Roddenberry Productions booth, #2734)

Phil Hester (writer, Days Missing #1)

Frazer Irving (artist, Days Missing #1)

12-2 p.m.

Dave Rodriguez (writer, Starkweather)

Patrick McEvoy (artist, Starkweather)

2-3 p.m.

David Petersen (creator, Mouse Guard)

2-3:30 p.m. DAYS MISSING (Signing at Roddenberry Productions booth, #2734)

David Hine (writer, Days Missing #2)

Chris Burnham (artist, Days Missing #2)

Ian Edginton (writer, Days Missing #3)

2-4 p.m.

Chandra Free (creator, The God Machine)

3-4 p.m.

Dave Rodriguez (writer, Starkweather)

Patrick McEvoy (artist, Starkweather)

4-7 p.m.

Brian Churilla (co-writer and artist, The Engineer)

Jeremy Shepherd (co-writer and colorist, The Engineer)

5-7 p.m.

Dave Rodriguez (writer, Starkweather)

Patrick McEvoy (artist, Starkweather)

Tom Pinchuk (writer, Hybrid Bastards!)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

9-10 a.m.

Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer, Tumor)

9-11 a.m.

Chandra Free (creator, The God Machine)

Guin Thompson (co-creator, Beautiful Scars)

Durwin Talon (co-creator, Beautiful Scars)

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Brian Churilla (co-writer and artist, The Engineer)

Jeremy Shepherd (co-writer and colorist, The Engineer)

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Nick Tapalansky (writer, Awakening)

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Josh Finney (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

Kat Rocha (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

12-1 p.m.

Guin Thompson (co-creator, Beautiful Scars)

Durwin Talon (co-creator, Beautiful Scars)

1-2 p.m.

Brian Churilla (co-writer and artist, The Engineer)

Jeremy Shepherd (co-writer and colorist, The Engineer)

1-3 p.m.

Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer, Tumor)

2-3 p.m.

Chandra Free (creator, The God Machine)

2-5 p.m.

Nick Tapalansky (writer, Awakening)

3-5 p.m.

Josh Finney (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

Kat Rocha (co-creator, Titanium Rain)

Brian Churilla (co-writer and artist, The Engineer)

Jeremy Shepherd (co-writer and colorist, The Engineer

About Archaia

Founded in 2002, Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. With a slate including such popular Eisner-Award winning titles as Mouse Guard and The Killer, as well as Awakening, Gunnerkrigg Court, Robotika, Killing Pickman, Artesia and the Publisher’s latest additions of Titanium Rain, God Machine, Roddenberry Productions’ Days Missing, and The Jim Henson Company library, Archaia has become synonymous with quality content. For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit www.Archaia.com.

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