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ComiXology @ SDCC 2016: Panels, Signings, ‘Unlimited’ & Exclusive Comic Book Creator Trading Cards!

This week is the convention comic book and pop culture fans await every year… San Diego Comic-Con International! This is also the time when guests to the con debut new products and SDCC exclusives. The premier digital comic book, graphic novel and manga shopping and reading platform will be hosting 10 panels, 14 creator signings and giving away what are sure to be one of the most highly anticipated con giveaways this year–Comic Book All Star trading cards featuring Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Scott Snyder (Batman), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet), G. Willow Wilson (Ms Marvel), Gene Yang (American Born Chinese), Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves) and more.
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We’ll also look at their mobile, digital comic book library service – comiXology Unlimited.
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Here’s a complete list of the panels, signings, events and happenings comiXology is participating in this year at Comic-Con International ’16.
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Wednesday, 7/20/16

6:00-7:00pm – Jody Houser signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

Thursday, 7/21/16

11:30-12:30pm – Marguerite Bennett signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

12:00pm1:00pm The ComiXologist Traveling Podcast Party – Room: Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Public Library

Speakers: Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Young Avengers), and Hope Nicholson (Publisher Bedside Press)  

Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

 

1:00-2:00pm – Tsutomu Nihei signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

2:00pm -3:00pm – Babs Tarr signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

2:30pm-3:30pm – ComiXology Ask Me Anything – Room: 8

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder and CEO), Chip Mosher (comiXology Senior Director Communications)

Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

 

4:00pm-5:00pm Essential Deserted Island Comics –  Room: 28DE

Speakers: Chris Roberson (co-creator iZombie, writer Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl), Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World, The Revisionist), and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Manga Comics Manga)

Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

 

6:30pm-7:30pm Comics PR & Marketing 101 – Room: 8

Speakers:  David Hyde (Founder Superfan Promotions), Hunter Gorinson (Valiant Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media) and Hope Nicholson (Publisher Bedside Press)

Moderated by: Chip Mosher (comiXology Senior Director Communications)

 

8:00pm-11:00pmComiXology Co-Sponsors the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party
Location: The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Friday, 7/22/16

10:30-11:30pm – Gene Yang signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

11:30-12:30pm – G. Willow Wilson signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

12:30-1:30pm – Matt Fraction signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

2:00-3:00pm – Hope Larson signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

2:30pm-3:30pmHow to Start a Comic Book Company – Room: 8

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Ross Richie (Founder & CEO BOOM! Studios), Dinesh Shamdasani (Valiant Entertainment CEO & Chief Creative Officer), Mike Marts (Editor-in-Chief AfterShock Comics), Alvin Liu (Publisher Kodansha Advanced Media), Jimmy Palmiotti (Co-founder Paperfilms), Joe Glass (Principal Queer Comix) and Hope Nicholson (Publisher Bedside Press)

Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

 

4:00-5:00pm – Shawn Martinbrough signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

6:00pm-7:00pmComic Book Secret Origins: How the Industry’s Best & Brightest Began – Room: 9

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Denis Kitchen (Cartoonist/Publisher/Agent, The Best of Comix Book), Derf Backderf (Cartoonist, Trashed, My Friend Dahmer), and Ed Luce (Cartoonist, Wuvable Oaf)

Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

 

8:00pm-10:30pmComiXology co-sponsors the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
Location: Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront, 1 Park, San Diego, CA 92101

 

Saturday, 7/23/16

11:3012:30pm – Stan Sakai signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

1:302:30pm – Simon Hanselmann signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

2:303:30pm – Tula Lotay signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

 

3:00pm-4:00pmComiXology Unlimited – Room: 29AB

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO)

Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

 

5:00pm-6:00pmComics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics – Room: 28DE

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly), Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World, The Revisionist), Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Manga Comics Manga)

Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

 

Sunday, 7/24/16

11:00am-12:00pmGuide to Illustrating Comics – Room: 24ABC

Speakers: Derf Backderf (Trashed, My Friend Dahmer), Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10), Denis Kitchen (Cartoonist/Publisher/Agent, The Best of Comix Book), Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall), Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man).

Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)


12:30
1:30pm – Katie Cook signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547


2:00pm
-3:00pmComiXology Ask Me Anything Special Sunday Edition! – Room: 29AB

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Chip Mosher (comiXology Senior Director Communications)

Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)


3:30
4:30pm – Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547


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Selections from the following great series are available today, and we’ll continue to add more titles over time:

AdventureTime by Ryan North, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline and various (BOOM! Studios)

Aliens by Mark Verheiden, Sam Kieth, Peter Milligan and various (Dark Horse Comics)

Archie by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples (Archie Comics)

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama (Kodansha Comics)

Atomic Robo by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener (Tesladyne)

Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro (Image Comics)

Bloodshot by Duane Swierczynski, Manuel Garcia and Arturo Lozzi (Valiant Entertainment)

The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson (Dynamite Entertainment)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Joss Whedon and various (Dark Horse Comics)

Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image Comics)

The Complete Peanuts by Charles Schulz (Fantagraphics Books)

Conan the Barbarian by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan (Dark Horse Comics)

Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima (Kodansha Comics)

Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image Comics)

Ghostbusters by Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and various (IDW Publishing)

G.I. Joe by Chuck Dixon, Robert Atkins and various (IDW Publishing)

Grimm Fairy Tales by Ralph Tedesco, Joe Tyler and various (Zenescope Entertainment)

Godzilla by Duane Swierczynski, Arthur Adams, Simon Gane and various (IDW Publishing)

Hellboy by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse Comics)

Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics Books)

The Incal by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Moebius (Humanoids)

Lazarus by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (Image Comics)

Letter 44 by Charles Soule and Alberto Alburquerque (Oni Press)

Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima (Dark Horse Comics)

Love and Rockets by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics Books)

Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)

Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson and Brooke Allen (BOOM! Studios)

My Little Pony by Katie Cook and Andy Price (IDW Publishing)

Outcast by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta (Image Comics)

Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios (Image Comics)

Princeless by Jeremy Whitley and various (Action Lab Entertainment)

Red Sonja by by Gail Simone, Jenny Frison, and Walter Geovanni (Dynamite Entertainment)

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Serenity by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews and Will Conrad (Dark Horse Comics)

Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)

Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image Comics)

Spawn by Todd McFarlane (Image Comics)

Star Trek by Mike Johnson, Stephen Molnar, Joe Corroney and various (IDW Publishing)

Poorcraft: The Funnybook Fundamentals of Living Well on Less by C. Spike Trotman and (Iron Circus Comics)

Transformers by John Barber, Andrew Griffith, Marcelo Matere and various (IDW Publishing)

The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá (Dark Horse Comics)

Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai (Dark Horse Comics)

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard (Image Comics)

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (Image Comics)

Wonderland by Raven Gregory and Sheldon Goh (Zenescope Entertainment)

Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce (Fantagraphics)

X-O Manowar by Robert Venditti and Cary Nord (Valiant Entertainment)

…and many more.

 

To start the free 30-day trial of comiXology Unlimited today just visit comixology.com/unlimited.


ComixologyAbout comiXology:

ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is a revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics platform. With content from over 125 publishers as well as thousands of independent creators from around the world, comiXology provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga and bandes dessinées. The company’s first in class innovations include the exclusive Guided View technology which provides an immersive and cinematic reading experience and a new monthly subscription service. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit comixology.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

*** info courtesy of comiXology
Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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