Skybound Entertainment Announces 2024 Comic-Con International©: San Diego Panels, Events, and Special Merchandise

Skybound Entertainment Announces 2024 Comic-Con International©: San Diego Panels, Events, and Special Merchandise

Los Angeles, CA; July 11, 2024 – Skybound Entertainment, the creator led powerhouse entertainment company behind mega-hit franchises The Walking Dead, Invincible, Impact Winter, and more, once again will storm the city of San Diego for the 2024 Comic-Con International. Skybound returns to the world-famous convention for a 14th time and promises to delight fans with an incredible lineup of panels featuring Skybound creators and executives, exclusive reveals, giveaways, and launches, as well as in-person fan experiences. For exclusive details on all things Skybound at SDCC, sign up for Insiders now (insiders.skybound.com).

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Skybound Entertainment Announces 2024 Comic-Con International©: San Diego Panels, Events, and Special Merchandise #sdcc #sandiegocomiccon #skybound

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Skybound will be hosting and/or participating in the following panels:

Thursday, July 25

The Webcomic Revolution Will Be Televised

10:00am | ROOM 4

In an era where entertainment giants and Hollywood studios are searching for new and fresh IP, webcomics are taking the industry by storm, redefining what it means to be a modern hit. Explore the meteoric rise of webcomics as prime source material for on-screen adaptations, as executives, producers and creators unravel the secrets behind the success of webcomic adaptations across multiple mediums. Join us as we chart the course for what’s next in the world of webcomic adaptations and celebrate the dynamic stories and diverse voices driving this groundbreaking movement.

 

Panelists: Glenn Geller, Head of TV, Skybound Entertainment, Aron Levitz, President, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios, Halle Stanford, President of TV, The Jim Henson Company, Snailords, WEBTOON creator, Kayti Burt, Journalist. Moderator: Katcy Stephan, Film Reporter, Variety

Spike & Mike’s: Festival of Animation

10:00am – 11:00am | BALLROOM 20

Together with Skybound Entertainment, Craig “Spike” Decker presents a screening of Spike & Mike’s: Festival of Animation, a family friendly compilation of animated shorts from the Spike & Mike’s Vault, following the formats of the original festival. Founded in the late 1970s, Spike and Mike are credited with launching the careers of industry giants like Matt Groening and Mike Judge, and the Vault of ‘Festival of Animation’ shorts brings nostalgia and whimsy to all.

Friday, July 26

Funko Fusion – A Festival of Fandom

10:15am – 11:15am | ROOM 6BCF

Play as Michonne and Rick in the new Funko Fusion! The geniuses of 10:10 Games Arthur Parsons (Head of Publishing) and Jon Burton (Creative Director) are joined by Funko’s Jason Bischoff (VP, Licensing), and renowned voice over artist Kellen Goff (Voice of Freddy Fazbear) to discuss Funko Fusion, the triple “A” game bringing the Fun of Funko to consoles and PCs this fall in a panel moderated by Coy Jandreau (Reel Rejects). Expect giveaways and surprises.

 

Adapting Fan Favorites: A Conversation with Prime Video’s Adult Animation Creators

1:00pm – 1:45pm | Indigo Ballroom

Series: Invincible, Hazbin Hotel, The Legend of Vox Machina, and Sausage Party: Foodtopia

Join executive producers Robert Kirkman (Invincible), Vivienne Medrano (Hazbin Hotel), Travis Willingham (The Legend of Vox Machina), and Kyle Hunter (Sausage Party: Foodtopia) as they discuss adapting some of the most popular comic books, crowdfunded gems, films, and more into successful television series, give sneak peeks into upcoming seasons, and share exclusive news from each of their respective series.

 

TRANSFORMERS & G.I. JOE: The Energon Universe Is HERE

4:30pm – 5:30pm | ROOM 5AB

WELCOME TO THE HOTTEST COMICS IN THE WORLD! TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, and Void Rivals from Skybound have taken over the comic book world and we’ve got the top secret reveals you can’t miss. Superstars Robert Kirkman (Void Rivals), Daniel Warren Johnson (TRANSFORMERS), Joshua Williamson (Duke, Cobra Commander), Tom Reilly (Duke), and Sean Mackiewicz (SVP/Publisher, Skybound) deliver the panel that will have everyone talking!

Spike & Mike’s: Sick and Twisted Screening

9:00pm – 11:00pm | ROOM 5AB

PUNK ROCK ON STEROIDS, BUT FILM! Skybound Entertainment and Spike & Mike’s present a screening of groundbreaking, NSFW animated shorts from the Spike & Mike’s Vault. The ‘Sick and Twisted’ screening will follow the formats of the original festival and the wild atmosphere of the live show is like nothing else you will see at SDCC! Recommended for adults only.

Saturday, July 27

Skybound Presents: In Conversation with Robert Kirkman

4:15pm – 5:15pm | Room 6A

Join comic book creator, writer, and executive producer Robert Kirkman for a Q&A with fans, discussing the worlds of Invincible, The Walking Dead, and TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE via Skybound and Hasbro’s Energon Universe.

Thursday, July 25

Insiders Meetup @ Manchester Grand Hyatt (Daily Thursday – Saturday)

8:15am – 9:30am | Manchester Grand Hyatt

Join the Skybound Insiders team and fellow enthusiasts for a morning meetup to talk about games, comics, and more!

Signings at the Image Comics Booth (#1915)

1:30pm-2:30pm

Daniel Warren Johnson (TRANSFORMERS) *TICKETED

3:00pm-4:30pm

Joshua Williamson & Tom Reilly (Duke, G.I. JOE)

 

Friday, July 26

Insiders Meetup @ Manchester Grand Hyatt (Daily Thursday – Saturday)

8:15am – 9:30am | Manchester Grand Hyatt

Join the Skybound Insiders team and fellow enthusiasts for a morning meetup to talk about games, comics, and more!

 

Eisner Awards

INVITE ONLY | San Diego Hilton Bayfront

This year’s Eisner Award nominations, which celebrate the very best in comics, are out and Skybound has a very strong showing with five nominations, as well as two shared nominations. TRANSFORMERS continues to dominate the comics world with both sales and critical acclaim.

Solo Nominations:

Best Continuing Series: TRANSFORMERS, by Daniel Warren Johnson (Image Skybound)

Best Writer/Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson, TRANSFORMERS (Image Skybound)

Best Writer/Artist: Tillie Walden, Clementine Book Two (Image Skybound)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior Art): Martin Simmonds, Universal Monsters: Dracula (Image Skybound)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Chris Samnee, Fire Power (Image Skybound)

 

Shared Nominations:

Best Coloring: Dave McCaig, The Sacrificers (Image), The Walking Dead Deluxe (Image Skybound)

Best Lettering: Rus Wooton, Monstress, The Sacrificers (Image); Fire Power, Kroma, TRANSFORMERS, The Walking Dead Deluxe, Universal Monsters: Dracula, Void Rivals (Image Skybound); Hunt. Kill. Repeat., A Legacy of Violence, Nature’s Labyrinth (Mad Cave)

 

Saturday, July 27

Insiders Meetup @ Manchester Grand Hyatt (Daily Thursday – Saturday)

8:15am – 9:30am | Manchester Grand Hyatt

Join the Skybound Insiders team and fellow enthusiasts for a morning meetup to talk about games, comics, and more!

 

Sunday, July 28

Signings at the Image Comics Booth (#1915)

12:00pm-1:00pm

James Tynion IV (Universal Monsters: Dracula) *TICKETED

 

12:15pm-1:15pm

Daniel Warren Johnson (TRANSFORMERS) *TICKETED

 

*TICKETED denotes signings that require wristbands. Wristbands will be given out at the Image booth as soon as the convention floor opens on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available for attendee, retailer, and professional badge-types only, unless otherwise stated. There will be a limit of 3 items per person for ticketed signings unless otherwise noted. All items presented for signing are subject to review and denial by staff. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.

SDCC EXCLUSIVES

Shop Skybound Comics with Big Clutch & eBay Live

Trusted seller Shawn “Big Clutch” Kirkham will be selling limited and exclusive Skybound comics variants for top series (TRANSFORMERS, Void Rivals, Destro, Scarlett, G.I. JOE, and Universal Monsters: Frankenstein) throughout the convention via his eBay Live Livestreams and on the show floor at booth #1101.

Wednesday, July 24 (Preview Night) – Floor only at booth #1101

Universal Monsters: Frankenstein #1 Ashcan

Thursday, July 25

1:30pm: eBay Live with Ryan Barry

  • TRANSFORMERS #10 & Void Rivals #11 Convention Editions (Connecting Covers) by Ryan Barry
  • Distribution of these books will be split between the Big Clutch booth (#1101), eBay Live and eBay Pop-Up Studio Pick-up (Located at the Sparks Gallery 530 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101)

Friday, July 26

1:30pm: eBay Live with Dave Dorman

  • Destro #1 & Scarlett #1 Convention Editions by Dave Dorman
  • G.I. JOE #1 Ashcan (Joe Foil Cover)
  • Distribution of these books will be split between the Big Clutch booth (#1101), eBay Live and eBay Pop-Up Studio Pick-up (Located at the Sparks Gallery 530 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101)

SKYBOUND INSIDERS EXCLUSIVE ACTIVATIONS:

Merch, Memorabilia, and Games

 

Skybound Exclusive Merch and More to Celebrate SDCC

To celebrate our fans and Comic-Con International: San Diego, we are dropping several SDCC-only pieces of merchandise and memorabilia. Want earlier access to exclusive items? Join Skybound Insiders now! On preview night (Wednesday, July 24) only Skybound Insiders will have first access to the Skybound.com store to shop limited edition releases. Once something’s gone, it’s gone! The Skybound SDCC digital store opens to the public on Thursday, July 25 and will feature limited quantities of Invincible variant prints from Ryan Ottley, “Eyes Without a Face” prints of Invincible, Atom Eve, Omni-Man, and Battle Beast by Jason Edminston, limited edition Atom Eve collectors’ box, blank and villain theme collector’s slabs from Yesterdays, and more surprises to come!

Disclaimer: SDCC exclusive merch will be limited to a maximum of two per customer for each product.

Final Game of The Walking Dead: Solve to Survive Social Puzzle Trilogy Arrives July 25

You’re so close to the safe zone you can smell it…or is that the scent of rotting bodies? The third and final installment of The Walking Dead: Solve to Survive – The Mine puzzle game is coming to a screen near you on Thursday, July 25th. More mysteries, more walkers, and MORE PRIZES await. Those who complete The Mine by 11:59pm PST on July 31st will be entered to win a collectible, hand painted Negan resin statue, depicting a triumphant Negan surrounded by the victims of his beloved “Lucille.” So, let the doomsday prepping commence! Play puzzle 1 and 2 for free, available now on Insiders.

About Skybound Entertainment

We do things differently here. Skybound is the creator-driven, fan-focused company behind landmark global franchises like The Walking Dead, Invincible, Impact Winter and hundreds more IPs that are redefining entertainment through our Wheel of Awesome business model. Skybound unlocks the unique opportunity to cultivate all aspects of a franchise from development through distribution; our IP connects with audiences through groundbreaking stories told on a grand scale. We empower our creators to directly expand their IP and turn their ideas into movies, TV shows, tabletop games, comics, podcasts, collectibles, video games, or all of the above and then some.

Skybound doesn’t just make global franchises, we change the way that global franchises can be made.

Follow Skybound on Twitter (@Skybound), YouTube (Skybound), Facebook (@SkyboundEntertainment), Instagram (@skyboundent), Discord (Skybound), Reddit (Skybound), and at www.skybound.com.

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