IDW & Top Shelf's 2016 Comic-Con Schedule

Posted By: Matt McGloin
07/13/2016 - 5:06pm


IDW & Top Shelf’s Comic Con International 
2016 Schedule

San Diego, CA (July 13th, 2016) – With just a week left until San Diego Comic-Con, IDW and Top Shelf are officially unveiling their schedule for the weekend; including incredible signings, and must-see panels. Take note, because you won’t want to miss any of the fun at the booth, or your first look at exciting new projects on the panels!
Come meet a bevy of incredible creators at booth #2743 throughout the weekend, and be one of the first to get your hands on Berkeley Breathed’s new book, Bloom County: Episode XI A New Hope and the exciting prelude chapter to IDW’s huge September event, REVOLUTION!
Wednesday July 20th Preview Night 
6:00 – 8:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Freddie E. Williams II, Mateus Santolouco, Bobby Curnow  
                    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 8:00  Bloom County Launch Party!  – Berkeley Breathed 
                    (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
8:00 – 9:00 Revolution – John Barber, Cullen Bunn, Fico Ossio
                   (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
8:00 – 9:00  The Electric Sublime Sneak Preview – W. Maxwell Prince
                  (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
Thursday July 21st
10:00 – 11:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
                 (*Check out the show exclusives!)
10:00 – 11:00 Strawberry Shortcake – Amy Mebberson
                 (*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!),
                  Sara Richard, M. Victoria Robado
                  (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
11:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, 
                 Freddie E. Williams II, Mateus Santolouco, Bobby Curnow  
                 (*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 1:00 Dirk Gently – Arvind Ethan David
1:00 – 2:00 The Fun Family – Benjamin Frisch
1:00 – 2:00 The Amazing Screw-On Head Artist’s Edition – Mike Mignola
                 (*Check out the show exclusive!)
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla – Chris Mowry, Priscilla Tramontano
2:00 – 2:30 The X-Files – Joe Harris, Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon 
2:00 – 3:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
3:00 – 4:00 3A Presents – Ashley Wood, William Wray, Phil Hale
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs, Thom Zahler
               (*Check out the show exclusive!)
4:00 – 5:00 ROM – Christos Gage, David Messina, Chris Ryall
              (*Check out the show exclusive!)
4:00 – 5:00 Revolution – John Barber, Fico Ossio, Brandon Easton, 
              Mairghread Scott, Aubrey Sitterson
              (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
4:00 – 5:00 Love Addict – Koren Shadmi
4:00 – 5:00 The Electric Sublime– W. Maxwell Prince
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
5:00 – 6:00 Locke & Key, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Onyx – 
             Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall, Eric Shanower
             (*Check out the show exclusives!)
5:00 – 6:30 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith, Michael Benedetto
             (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Back to the Future – John Barber, Erik Burnham 
6:00 – 7:00 Samurai Jack, Mickey Mouse Shorts – Andy Suriano 
Friday July 22nd
10:00 – 11:00 Orphan Black – John Fawcett, Graeme Manson
10:00 – 11:00 The Electric Sublime – W. Maxwell Prince
             (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
10:00 – 11:00 Insufferable – Peter Krause
11:00 – 12:00 ROM – Christos Gage, David Messina, Chris Ryall
             (*Check out the show exclusive!)
11:00 – 12:00 Revolution – John Barber, Fico Ossio
             (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
11:00 – 12:00 Dirk Gently – Arvind Ethan David
12:00 – 1:00 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith,
             Michael Benedetto
             (*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 1:00 Judge Dredd – Ulises Fariñas, Erick Freitas, Ryan Hill
12:00 – 1:00 Little Nemo, Onyx, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall, 
             Eric Shanower, Jay Fotos
             (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!),
              Sara Richard, M. Victoria Robado
             (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
1:00 – 2:00 Street Fighter X G.I. Joe – Aubrey Sitterson
1:00 – 2:00 Yellow Heat: Artist’s Edition Portfolio – Russ Heath
1:00 – 2:00 Strawberry Shortcake – Greg Ham
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
2:00 – 3:00 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon,
            Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Beau Smith
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00 Apocrypha Now – Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
3:00 – 4:00 March Book Three Debut Signing!  – Congressman John Lewis,
            Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:30 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
4:00 – 6:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, 
            Bobby Curnow, Mateus Santolouco  
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
5:00 – 6:00 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Troy Little
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Disney Comics – Derek Charm, Andy Suriano
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Marcelo Matere,
            Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott, Priscilla Tramontano,
            Dheeraj Verma,
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 The Jekyll Island Chronicles – Steve Nedvidek, Ed Crowell, Jack Lowe,
            Moses Nester, S.J. Miller,
Saturday July 23rd
10:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, 
            Freddie E. Williams II, Mateus Santolouco  
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
10:00 – 11:00 X-Files Prose, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry, Jay Fotos, 
            Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon
10:00 – 11:00 Godzilla – Joshua Fialkov, Chris Mowry, Priscilla Tramontano
11:15 – 12:30 March– Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:30 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
1:00 – 2:00 ROM – Christos Gage, David Messina, Chris Ryall
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
1:30 – 3:00 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith,
            Michael Benedetto
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00 Powerpuff Girls – Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman, Derek Charm,
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 March – Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
3:00 – 4:00 Locke & Key, Onyx, Tales From The Darkside – Gabriel Rodriguez, 
            Chris Ryall, Jay Fotos
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon,
            Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Beau Smith
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00 Bacchus – Eddie Campbell
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
4:00 – 5:00 Street Fighter X G.I. Joe – Aubrey Sitterson
5:00 – 6:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott, Derek Charm, David Tipton, Scott Tipton,
            J.K. Woodward
5:00 – 6:00 The Story of My Tits – Jennifer Hayden
6:00 – 7:00 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Troy Little
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
6:00 – 7:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham
Sunday July 24th
10:00 – 11:00 The Rocketeer at War! – Marc Guggenheim
10:00 – 11:00 Amazing Forest – Ulises Fariñas, Erick Frietas, Melody Often
11:00 – 12:00 ROM – Chris Ryall, David Messina
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
11:00 – 12:00 Archangel – William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith,
            Michael Benedetto
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 2:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, 
            Bobby Curnow, Mateus Santolouco  
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 1:00 Bacchus – Eddie Campbell
            (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
1:00 – 2:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
2:00 – 3:00 Revolution – John Barber, Fico Ossio
            (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony – Christina Rice, Sara Richard, Thom Zahler
            (*Check out the show exclusive!)
3:00 – 4:00 Tales From The Darkside – Gabriel Rodriguez, Michael Benedetto
            (*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 The Electric Sublime – W. Maxwell Prince
            (*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)
The Top Shelf section of the booth will be filled all weekend with more great creators, too! 
IDW Publishing, IDW Entertainment, and Top Shelf will be busy all week long with exciting panels that you simply can’t afford to miss! Before it all kicks off though, don’t miss the cast of Wynonna Earp(Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkely) at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station from 7 – 9 PM.
The Dynamic World of Disney Comics
Thursday, 7/21/16, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 28DE

Disney Publishing Worldwide has long been turning Disney’s popular films and TV series into comic books, including notable series’ Uncle Scrooge, Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, andDonald Duck. Join Disney comics experts as they discuss the highly anticipated release of several new comic books series based on a variety of hit Disney movies and animated TV shows, including Finding Dory, Zootopia, Star Wars, Frozen, Mickey Mouse, and Disney XD’s Star vs the Forces of Evil. This panel will focus on the creative process behind taking Disney’s beloved stories and characters from the film and TV screen to the printed page, as well as Disney Publishing Worldwide’s history of creating comics that resonate with fans of all ages and demographics, setting Disney apart as a comics publisher.

Top Shelf Productions: Live!
Thursday, 7/21/16, 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE

Now an imprint of IDW Publishing, the tastemakers at Top Shelf are busier than ever bringing you their trademark blend of gorgeous art, storytelling charm, and literary sophistication. Join marketing director Leigh Walton and design director Chris Ross for a tour of Top Shelf's latest and greatest. Benjamin Frisch makes a head-spinning debut with The Fun Family, the Lost Mountain Mechanicals blend history with dieselpunk action-adventure in The Jekyll Island Chronicles, Koren Shadmi explores the dark side of digital dating in Love Addict, and much more! Plus: the latest on March, and great news for Alan Moore fans and Korgi lovers... 

IDW & The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Present Crossover: Where Comics & Science Meet
Thursday, 7/21/16, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m., Room: 9

Diehard fans know comics aren't just picture books for children and geeky adults. Comics have a long history of addressing complex issues, from science lab accidents to ethics, moral issues and social justice. This panel will look at the art, science and technology featured in some of our favorite comics and answer questions like: How do writers develop the stories? Are they communicating realistic scientific concepts? Could comic writers be predicting in the future of science and technology? Join a distinguished panel of scientists, entrepreneurs and artists and writers from IDW Publishing to discuss the true science behind comics and science fiction. 
IDW & Hasbro: The Revolution is Now!
Thursday, 7/21/16, 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., Room: 9

This fall, the Transformers, G.I. JOE, ROM, Micronauts and M.A.S.K. are drawn together and nothing at IDW will ever be the same again! Take a stand with universe-builders Cullen Bunn, Christos Gage,Mairghread Scott, Brandon Easton, Chris Ryall, John Barber, Aubrey Sitterson, David Hedgecock, and Hasbro’s Michael Kelly—and get a free REVOLUTION preview comic, just for showing up! 
What Was Old is New --- Again: IDW’s New Formats for Classic Comics
Thursday, 7/21/16, 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m., Room: 4

Join President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein as he brings together the stalwarts (or culprits) of the boom in archival publishing for details and announcements about the latest classic comic book collections! Joining Greg will be renowned comic book historian and editor Craig Yoe, IDW Senior Books Editor Justin Eisinger and IDW Artist Edition Editor Scott Dunbier and one or two amazing surprise guests. IDW is home to some of the most beloved (and award-winning) collections in comics history --- with more on the way --- so if you love the classics, this a must see. Free book for every attendee --- PLUS other giveaways and prizes. 
God is Disappointed in You 2: Apocrypha Now
Friday, 7/22/16, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB

It's the second coming! Their first book, God Is Disappointed in You, was an irreverent-yet-faithful adaptation of the Bible that got everyone talking. Now, Mark Russell (Prez, The Flintstones) & ShannonWheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man) are back with a follow-up book, Apocrypha Now, about the stories that DIDN'T make it into the Bible. Some of these stories were forgotten, some suppressed, others were just too freaking weird for the Bible (and that's saying something). Join these two holy heathens for a funny and fascinating tour of what the Bible DIDN'T tell you. 
Pop Culture Shark Tank
Friday, 7/22/16, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m., Room: 32AB

Do you have what it takes to be the next pop culture startup success? Pitch your best 90-second business plan and you might spark the interest you need from investors, media and fans to take your idea to the next level - or come to watch aspiring entrepreneurs learn from the best. Judges TedAdams (founder/CEO & Publisher, IDW Entertainment), Suzy Ryoo (Venture Partner/VP Technology, Atom Factory), David Steinberger (co-founder, comiXology) and Maureen Fan (founder/CEO, Baobob Studios VR) will offer feedback, coaching and special prizes. Rob Salkowitz (Forbes) moderates. 
*All participants who pitch at this event will receive a free copy of the Raphael TMNT Sketchbook signed by Kevin Eastman!
Star Trek: Five Decades of Comics
Friday, 7/22/16, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 8

A celebration of all the 4-color Star Trek worlds, featuring a look at all past iterations and a chat with many who’ve chronicled the Enterprise crews’ comic-book adventures, including Len Wein, ScottTipton, Mike Johnson, John Van Citters, and JK Woodward. Moderated by Star Trek editor/supreme commander Sarah Gaydos!
Spotlight on Berkeley Breathed: Bloom County & Beyond
Friday, 7/22/16, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 5AB

In 2015, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed began (without warning!) producing ALL-NEW Bloom County strips—for the first time in more than 25 years! Now, join Berkeley for one of his infamous presentations, focusing on what it’s like to be the last strip cartoonist standing! Presentation followed by Q & A!  
IDW Publishing: The Main Event
Friday, 7/22/16, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 4

Come experience the latest from IDW! Join artists Gabriel Rodriguez and David Messina, writers Christos Gage, Arvind Ethan David and Paul Cornell, editor Sarah Gaydos and other surprise guests as they detail current plans, awesome futuristic plans, and much more. Co-moderated by the two-headed monster that is Dirk Wood & Chris Ryall! Prizes, announcements, and Q & A! 
MARCH with Congressman John Lewis
Saturday, 7/23/16, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 23ABC

At last... the final chapter is here. Meet the man they call "a real-life superhero" and witness history in the making, as the legendary civil rights icon, US congressman, and #1 bestselling graphic novel author John Lewis returns! Together with award-winning collaborators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, Congressman Lewis has brought his incredible story to new life with the graphic novel trilogy March. Now, join all three creators to celebrate the completion of the saga in March: Book Three — a must-read account of the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the Selma-Montgomery March, and so much more — available exclusively here at Comic-Con for a limited time. Learn how March is transforming our understanding of the civil rights movement, and the powerfully urgent lessons that it brings to new generations today... and get ready to move your feet!
Spotlight on William Gibson
Saturday, 7/23/16, 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m., Room: 24ABC

William Gibson is the novelist and screenwriter credited with pioneering cyberpunk science fiction. His Blue Ant trilogy, Patterson Recognition, Spook Country and Zero History, were New York Times bestsellers, as was his most recent, The Peripheral. Archangel, co-written with his friend, MichaelSt. John Smith, is now being published by IDW. Please join Gibson, Smith, and some of their IDW collaborators for a discussion in Archangel!  
The Ultimate TMNT Panel: Shell Games with the IDW Team!
Saturday, 7/23/16, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m., Room: 25ABC 

As we blaze toward the longest-running TMNT comic ever, come chat with the creators about the ongoing comic, the new Universe ongoing, the first-ever TMNT boardgame, past and future(?) crossovers and more! Featuring the ongoing TMNT braintrust of Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, BobbyCurnow, and Mateus Santoluoco, plus Freddie Williams III, Nick Pitarra and more! 
IDW & SyFy Present: Wynonna Earp 
Saturday, 7/23/16, 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC

By now, the word is out, Wynonna Earp was the TV hit of the Spring! Now, get an exclusive look at the action packed series with the cast and crew! Who is Wynonna Earp? A smoking hot, bad ass demon killer, that’s who. Join stars Melanie Scrofano (Supernatural, Haven), Tim Rozon (Lost Girl, BeingHuman), Shamier Anderson (Constantine, Defiance), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (The Avengers:Age of Ultron), Katherine Barrell (Saving Hope) and Wynonna Earp comic creator Beau Smith as they share exclusive footage, behind the scenes peeks, and participate in a Q&A! 
Spotlight on Jennifer Hayden
Saturday, 7/23/16, 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., Room: 9

From Underwire to the webcomics S'Crapbook and Rushes to her Eisner-nominated masterwork The Story of My Tits, Jennifer Hayden has embraced a comics narrative that goes beyond the personal to the visceral. An artist, a musician, a wife and mother, a goddess: Hayden synthesizes many roles into a single, distinctive style. Join her in a discussion of how these roles transmute into art. Moderated by Karen Green.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Panel
Saturday, 7/23/16, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 6BCF 

Join stars Elijah Wood (Wilfred), Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful), Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spider-man), Jade Eshete (Dead Beat), lead writer and executive producer MaxLandis (Chronicle, American Ultra) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis, StargateUniverse) for a first look at BBC AMERICA’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, a new original series from the producers of The Walking Dead, premiering October 22. An adaptation from famed author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through an insane mystery; crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. @DirkGently #DirkGently 
Weird Love: Vintage Romance Comics Come Alive!
Saturday, 7/23/16, 4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m., Room: 26AB 

Join Weird Comics Live! Set a date with the Golden Age's romance genre, how it reflected the strange morals of its time and its relationship to today's comics creators and audiences. Craig Yoe (editor ofWeird Love comics) leads a juicy discussion with Ben Dickow (guest lecturer, Otis College of Art),Adriana Yugovich (LA Zine Fest) and Kristen Simon (former editor at Image Comics) looking at the role of women in these stories while LA performance group Captured Aural Phantasy Theater dramatically reads from prime examples of this crazy genre. 
Sunday, 7/24/16, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 4 

From My Little Pony to Strawberry Shortcake, Skylanders to TMNT Animated and X-Files: Origins toDisney, IDW loves kids’ comics and loves even more the kids who read them! Come hear from the writers and editors of our all-ages fare and then stay for the best Q&A at SDCC, since every question is only open to non-adults! Hosted by Editors Supreme Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow, with DerekCharm, Jake Goldman, and Haley Mancini (Powerpuff Girls), Jodie Houser (X-Files:Origins), CalebGoellner (TMNT: Animated), Sara Richard (MLP), Tony Fleece (MLP)! Plus prizes for all kids in attendance, too!
Plus, don’t miss the CBLDF auction, benefitting the non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium on Saturday night at the Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire Room AB at 8PM. Featuring a Keynote speech from William Gibson, and live-sketching from Locke & Keyartist Gabriel Rodriguez! 

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