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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Comic-Con 2013 Break Down Cereal and Viz

King of the Nerds Cereal Bar will be open to the public from 8 AM – 4 PM Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21.  The cost is FREE

King of the Nerds Cereal Bar:
Guests will encounter a long wall of cereal dispensers containing a vast array of breakfast favorites. A branded commercial-grade milk dispenser will top off bowls
·      32 different types of cereal
·      20 different toppings
·      5 milk options

Ender's Game Exclusive Fan Experience - Attendees will be able to visit an elaborate, specially constructed ENDER'S GAME exhibit outside of the Hilton Gaslamp, featuring 8 unique rooms representing the most iconic environments of Ender's world, complete with original film props and set pieces used in the movie. Throughout the experience, attendees will be able to see exclusive film footage on LED screens, interact with new digital content, integrate photos of themselves into the highly anticipated Battle Room, and register to win a home make over.

401 K STREET, San Diego, CA, United  

HISTORY’s Vikings Interactive Waterway experience includes miniature Vikings “ships” that visitors can race on actual water, a Photo Op area for keepsakes, and “Lagertha”-inspired shield maidens who will greet visitors. 

450 Second Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101 

Viz Media

 VIZ Media will be located in Booth 2819

Fans are further invited to participate in a fun ONE PIECE stamp rally and enter to win a new iPad® Mini! Pick up a treasure map at the VIZ Media booth and collect stamps at partners Namco Bandai (Booth 121) and FUNimation (Booth 4135). For an extra chance to win, also visit the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP truck on Saturday afternoon (7/20) during the SHONEN JUMP Fan Meet Up at the 5th Avenue landing behind the convention center!  

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VIZ Media Comic-Con Panels & Special Events Include:

Thursday July 18th

4:00 – 5:00PM    VIZ Media Panel
                             (Room 7AB) – Special Announcements at Panel!
Get the latest updates and exciting news directly from VIZ Media staff on your favorite manga and anime! You'll also get the scoop on new acquisitions, upcoming releases, and special new projects to be announced!

Friday July 19th

1:00 – 2:00PM    VIZAnime Featuring Neon Alley Panel
                             (Room 32AB)
Find out what's new and hot in the world of VIZ anime, distributors of Japan's super hit NARUTO, BLEACH and many more. Come join members of the VIZ Media animation team for special announcements, fun prize giveaways, and get an exclusive look at Neon Alley, the 24/7 anime streaming experience that's like nothing ever seen before.

Saturday July 20th

4:00 – 5:00PM    WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Podcast – Live Recording!
                             (Room 5AB)
Join podcast controller Urian Brown and the rest of the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP team at our first-ever LIVE podcast recording session, only at Comic-Con! We’ll also be giving away a ton of prizes!

2:00PM                WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Fan Meet Up!
                             (5th Avenue Parking Lot)
Join other fans at the 5th Avenue Landing Parking Lot (Exit the convention center past Hall H and walk down Convention Way toward the harbor and follow the signs) for a special SHONEN JUMP meet-up. Get energized with the SHONEN JUMP team - attendees will receive free sodas and energy drinks featuring Naruto and the rest of your favorite SHONEN JUMP characters. Get there early for a chance to design your own custom-printed SHONEN JUMP t-shirt. Free while supplies last!

Sunday July 21st

10:30 – 11:30AM        
Signing: UGLYDOLL Co-creator David Horvath and Artist Ian McGinty
(VIZ Media Booth 2819)      
Meet UGLYDOLL co-creator David Horvath, artist Ian McGinty and a special Uglydoll pal at the VIZ Media booth and get an exclusively signed free poster and UGLYDOLL comic! Also catch the first original graphic novel for Wage™, Babo™, OX™, Ice-Bat™ and their friends in this fun new adventure, available now from VIZ Media.

12 – 1PM             
Panel: Kids Comics: Here to Stay!
(Room 28DE) 
What do BABYMOUSE, HELLO KITTY®, UGLYDOLL, NINJAGO, MAX STEEL, and BEN 10 have in common? They're now all part of the incredible world of kids’ comics! Moderated by author/librarian and Good Comics for Kids contributor Scott Robins, the panel features Eisner-nominated BABYMOUSE creator and CBLDF board member Jennifer Holm, UGLYDOLL co-creator David Horvath, artists Ian McGinty (UGLYDOLL, HELLO KITTY) and Jolyon Yates (NINJAGO), VIZ Media editor Traci Todd (HELLO KITTY, UGLYDOLL), and Jesse Post, Director of Marketing for Papercutz.

1:30 – 2:30PM     
Signing: Hello Kitty® & HELLO KITTY® Artist Jacob Chabot
(VIZ Media Booth 2819)      
Celebrate the release of VIZ Media’s new HELLO KITTY® original graphic novels by meeting Hello Kitty in-person as well as Eisner-nominated HELLO KITTY graphic novel artist Jacob Chabot, and get a free signed poster! Don’t miss Hello Kitty as you've never seen her, in brand new stories filled with fashion, music and adventure!

3:30 – 4:30PM   
Signing: MAX STEEL Writer Tom Pinchuk
(VIZ Media Booth 2819)
Pick up an exclusive, free sneak preview comic of the upcoming turbo-charged graphic novel MAX STEEL: THE PARASITES and meet graphic novel writer Tom Pinchuk, and receive a special free signed art card.