Famous Monsters and American Gothic Press: SDCC Panels and Exclusives

It’s that time of year again…

Famous Monsters and American Gothic Press are once again descending upon San Diego Comic-Con International, bearing shirts and comics and more exclusives than you can shake a flaming torch at (though Frankenstein might disagree).

FM Booth

Here’s your look at what Famous Monsters & American Gothic Press have in store for SDCC 2016!

PANELS

Friday, 7/22, 5:30 PM
ROOM 26AB
FAMOUS MONSTERS: STAKE OF THE UNION 2016
The world’s first monster magazine returns to San Diego Comic-Con with more monsters than ever! Famous Monsters of Filmland publishers Philip Kim and Dominie Lee, executive editor David Weiner, and American Gothic Press editor-in-chief Holly Interlandi discuss the future of the magazine, the comics, the covers, digital subscriptions, and their new and exciting collaboration with History and A&E Network to bring you Alien Con, the first event to celebrate the hit TV series Ancient Aliens and science fact and fiction. On hand to discuss new comic book titles will be THIN creator Jon Clark and KILLBOX creator Tom Riordan. There will also be a sneak peek at the Forry Ackerman anthology tribute Tales from the Acker-mansion.

SATURDAY, 7/23, 10:30 AM
ROOM 6BCF
FORREST J ACKERMAN CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Collector. Cosplayer. Fan. Friend. The legendary Forry Ackerman, editor of the iconic Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, is celebrated in his 100th birthday year by FM Publisher Philip Kim, Forry caretaker Joe Moe, and high-profile guests including FIGHT CLUB screenwriter Jim Uhls, FREAKS AND GEEKS star Steve Bannos, Journey rocker Robert Fleischman, Bif Bang Pow! co-founder Jason Lenzi, Warner Archives’ Matthew Patterson, and FM cover artist/THE SIMPSONS animation legend Paul Wee, all with nostalgic tales and humorous anecdotes. Contributors and close friends will be present to discuss their experience growing up as a Monster Kid. Moderated by FM executive editor David Weiner.


EXCLUSIVES

unnamedFamous Monsters Forrest J Ackerman Centennial Celebration Print
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Commemorate Uncle Forry’s 100th birthday! Late, great FM founding father Forrest J Ackerman beckons from beyond on a quality print suitable for framing in an exquisite new oil painting by talented genre artist and THE SIMPSONS animator Paul Wee, done in the style of FM cover legend Basil Gogos.
$15.00
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unnamed (1)Famous Monsters Forrest J Ackerman Centennial Celebration T-shirt
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Late, great FM founding father Forrest J Ackerman beckons from beyond on a quality fabric, pre-shrunk ring spun cotton T-shirt in an exquisite new oil painting by talented genre artist and THE SIMPSONS animator Paul Wee, done in the style of FM cover legend Basil Gogos. Be a part of Uncle Forry’s 100th birthday!
$25.00
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unnamed (2)Famous Monsters Forrest J Ackerman Centennial SDCC Exclusive Issue #287
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Late, great FM founding father Forrest J Ackerman beckons from beyond in an exquisite new oil painting cover by talented genre artist and THE SIMPSONS animator Paul Wee, done in the style of FM cover legend Basil Gogos. Features within issue #287 include pieces on classic favorites such as Godzilla, King Kong, and Frankenstein, plus exclusive director interviews with David Ayer on SUICIDE SQUAD, John Carpenter on ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, and Terry Gilliam on TIME BANDITS.
$10.00
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unnamed (3)Famous Monsters Forrest J Ackerman Centennial Coaster Set
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Be a part of Uncle Forry’s 100th birthday! Late, great FM founding father Forrest J Ackerman beckons from beyond on a quality coaster set in an exquisite new oil painting by talented genre artist and THE SIMPSONS animator Paul Wee, done in the style of FM cover legend Basil Gogos.
$20.00
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unnamed (4)Famous Monsters KONG VS. GODZILLA Poster
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Legendary kaiju artist Bob Eggleton outdoes himself with this year’s Comic-Con exclusive painting on a quality poster suitable for framing, featuring everyone’s favorite title characters facing off in an homage to the 1963 movie classic.
$15.00
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unnamed (5)Famous Monsters KONG VS. GODZILLA T-shirt
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Legendary kaiju artist Bob Eggleton outdoes himself with this year’s Comic-Con exclusive painting on a quality fabric T-shirt, featuring everyone’s favorite title characters facing off in an homage to the 1963 movie classic. Wear it home to the envy of your friends!
$25.00
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unnamed (6)Famous Monsters KONG VS GODZILLA Coaster Set
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Legendary kaiju artist Bob Eggleton outdoes himself with this year’s Comic-Con exclusive painting on a quality coaster set, featuring everyone’s favorite title characters facing off in an homage to the 1963 movie classic. Let them defend your tabletop from vicious liquid rings!
Price:
$20.00
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AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS

The following AGP staff and creators will be stopping by the FM booth for signings and interviews.

Philip Kim – Publisher, American Gothic Press
Holly Interlandi – Editor-in-Chief, American Gothic Press; Writer, IRWIN ALLEN’S LOST IN SPACE
Jorge Marrero – Associate Editor, American Gothic Press
Tom Riordan – Writer/Creator, KILLBOX
Nathan Gooden – Artist, KILLBOX
Jon Clark – Writer/Creator/Artist, THIN
Patrick McEvoy – Artist, IRWIN ALLEN’S LOST IN SPACE

Check the Famous Monsters booth for specific signing times.


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ABOUT FAMOUS MONSTERS® (www.famousmonsters.com)

Famous Monsters of Filmland (est. 1958) is the world’s longest running entertainment fan magazine. Credited as the original authority in what we know as geek/nerd culture today, Famous Monsters influenced an entire generation of monster fans who grew up to become some of Hollywood’s most recognized names: Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, Rick Baker, and so many more. Today, the magazine enjoys worldwide distribution, and has expanded beyond the pages to include licensed products, comic books, designer apparel, an e-commerce division, and a special events and conventions arm.AGP logoABOUT AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS® (www.americangothicpress.com)American Gothic Press, established in 2015, is a publishing imprint of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine consisting of comic books in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror genres. Famous Monsters of Filmland is the longest running entertainment fan magazine in the US, having been established in 1958 by Forrest J Ackerman and publisher James Warren. Ackerman also co-created one of the most enduring comic book heroes of all time—the seductive Vampirella. American Gothic Press marks FM’s journey back to the creation of original characters. Following a stunningly successful first year with GUNSUITS, BROKEN MOON, KILLBOX, MONSTER WORLD, and IRWIN ALLEN’S LOST IN SPACE, the imprint plans to keep the spirit of imaginative storytelling alive and well beyond the pages that an entertainment magazine can provide. We hope the monster kids will join us.

Copyright © 2016 Famous Monsters of Filmland. All rights reserved.

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