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ComiXology Announces Comic-Con Schedule & Comic Book Trading Cards

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Thu, 07/07/2016 - 16:37

ComiXology Announces “Comic Book All Stars” Collectible Trading Cards for San Diego Comic-Con

Comic-Con International San Diego, CA
July 20th - 24th
Booth #2547

 

July 6, 2016 – New York, NY – ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading platform, announced today its exclusive 2016 Comic Con International promotion giveaway: “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading cards. Each of the 26 cards will spotlight a photo or self-portrait by fan-favorite comic book creators like The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Love& Rockets cartoonists Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, acclaimed Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson, and the national ambassador for young people’s literature, cartoonist Gene Yang. Each card includes a redemption code for a free title on comixology.com that has been handpicked by the spotlighted creator.

"These collectible trading cards are a fun way to pay tribute to the amazing writers and artists whose creativity inspires and excites us all," said comiXology Co-founder and CEO, David Steinberger. "Whether you love superheroes, indies, graphic novels, all-ages adventures, manga, or all of the above like me, there's never been a better time to discover new comics – and fall in love with the creators."

The “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading card set features the following creators:

Brian Azzarello, writer: American Monster (AfterShock Comics)
Brian Michael Bendis, writer: Powers (Marvel Comics)
Marguerite Bennett, writer: Insexts (AfterShock Comics)
Amanda Conner, artist: Painkiller Jane (PaperFilms)
Katie Cook, writer/artist: My Little Pony (IDW Publishing)
Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer: Bitch Planet (Image Comics)
Matt Fraction, writer: Sex Criminals (Image Comics)
Kieron Gillen, writer: The Wicked + The Divine (Image Comics)
Simon Hanselmann, writer/artist: Megahex (Fantagraphics Books)
Gilbert Hernandez, writer/artist: Love And Rockets (Fantagraphics Books)
Jaime Hernandez, writer/artist: Love And Rockets (Fantagraphics Books)
Jody Houser, writer: Faith (Valiant Entertainment)
Robert Kirkman, writer: Outcast (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment)
Hope Larson, writer: Goldie Vance (BOOM! Studios)
Tula Lotay, artist: Supreme Blue Rose (Image Comics)
Jeff Lemire, writer: Descender (Image Comics)
Shawn Martinbrough, artist: Thief Of Thieves (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment)
Jamie McKelvie, artist: The Wicked + The Divine (Image Comics)
Mike Mignola, writer/artist: Hellboy (Dark Horse Comics)
Dustin Nguyen, artist: Descender (Image Comics)
Tsutomu Nihei, writer/artist: Knights Of Sidonia (Kodansha Comics)
Stan Sakai, writer/artist: Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse Comics)
Scott Snyder, writer: Batman (DC Comics)
Babs Tarr, artist: Batgirl (DC Comics)
G. Willow Wilson, writer: Ms. Marvel (Marvel Comics)
Gene Yang, writer/artist: The New Superman (DC Comics)

Comic-Con International takes place in San Diego, CA. from July 20th - 24th with comiXology exhibiting at booth #2547. ComiXology will be hosting ten panels this year at the show and during every panel a limited supply of trading cards, as well as Kindle Fire HD devices, will be given out to lucky attendees. The “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading cards will also be available at designated times during the convention at the comiXology Booth. The company will be announcing creator signings and card drops via social media and its Tumblr closer to the convention.

"We want to make everyone on the planet a comics fan," said Steinberger. "And we like to have fun while doing it. These cards are a fun throwback, and hopefully collectors will discover their next favorite creator while collecting the whole set."

Comic-Con Schedule:

Thursday, 7/21/16

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

12:00pm-1:00pm – 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

2:30pm-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-11:00pm – ComiXology 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-3:30pm – How 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-7:00pm – Comic 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-10:30pm – ComiXology 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

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

1:30-2:30pm – Simon Hanselmann signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

2:30-3:30pm – Tula Lotay signing Comic Book All Stars SDCC Exclusive Trading Card giveaway at comiXology booth #2547

3:00pm-4:00pm – ComiXology Unlimited – Room: 29AB
Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO)
Moderated by: Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Crew)

5:00pm-6:00pm – Comics 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-12:00pm – Guide 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-3:00pm – ComiXology 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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