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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Last Minute Comic-Con 2013

Last minute Comic-Con 2013  press releases

Adult Swim Presents, check for the latest on a hot new contest

"Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, Adult Swim will distribute at its booth (#3721) a custom, premium pamphlet filled with details on the network’s panels, events and off-site activations throughout the event. Randomly included in select pamphlets during the first day will be 10 “Adult Swim’s Get to a Better State Sweepstakes” golden tickets, which will grant one lucky fan plus one guest V.I.P. status for a host of Adult Swim happenings at this year’s con, including guaranteed seating at the network’s show panels, streamlined access to the Adult Swim Funhouse and free tickets to The Eric Andre Show Live! + Hot Package Live! performance at the House of Blues on Saturday, July 20.

Adding to the Comic-Con experience, and new for this year, Adult Swim’s Costume Contest – presented by State Farm will encourage and reward fans for dressing up as their favorite Adult Swim original characters, tapping in to an already common practice at this and other conventions throughout the country. The contest will be featured on a co-branded website at, and can be accessed one of four ways: fans can upload their photos both through their computers and the Adult Swim mobile app, as well as via Facebook and Instagram using #ADULTSWIMCONTEST to have their photos entered in to a photo gallery on the site. Additionally, there is an on-site component where fans in Adult Swim costumes will have the opportunity to enter the contest on the spot. Fans not attending Comic-Con can also submit their best “selfies” online through July 28. One grand prize winner will be chosen by a panel of judges at Adult Swim based on four criteria: creativity, originality, recognize-ability and fit with the Adult Swim sensibility.  The winner will be chosen on or around July 29 and will win a grand prize of $1000 plus a free V.I.P. trip to Williams Street in Atlanta and have their costume featured in a national television spot. 

Adult Swim’s Costume Contest – presented by State Farm will be promoted on-site throughout the four-day event with branding included in the premium pamphlet handed out to fans. Additionally, while fans stand in line to enter the Adult Swim Funhouse, a truly-unique experience located in the nearby Petco Park parking lot, costumed characters will hand out State Farm-branded eggs which include a limited-edition, commemorative Adult Swim Funhouse pin. "

Power Rangers

On Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m., Jason David Frank, who played Tommy Oliver, the original Green turned White Ranger from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, will make an appearance at the Bandai America Incorporated booth (#2813) to sign posters for fans. Selwyn Ward, who played T.J., the Red Ranger in Power Rangers Turbo turned Blue Ranger in Power Rangers in Space, will host a signing at the Shout! Factory booth (#4248) Friday at 2 p.m. He will be signing fans’ purchased Power Rangers: Seasons 4-7 box sets and 20th Anniversary Power Rangers posters.
On Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m., the cast of Power Rangers Megaforce will appear for an autograph signing on at the Nickelodeon booth (#4113). Actors Andrew Gray (Red Megaforce Ranger), John Mark Loudermilk (Blue Megaforce Ranger), Ciara Hanna (Yellow Megaforce Ranger), Azim Rizk (Black Megaforce Ranger) and Christina Masterson (Pink Megaforce Ranger) will be on-hand to greet fans and pose for photos. Plus, attendees can keep their eyes peeled for the Power Rangers Megaforce who will be walking the floor throughout the entire show!
On the show floor, fans will have access to all things Power Rangers including exclusive merchandise, premium giveaways, and a POWERED UP presence at various partner booths. Bandai America Incorporated (booth #2813) will be offering Limited Edition Legacy products based on the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, including both the Legacy Power Morpher and Gosei Morpher. Fans can also stop by to check out Bandai’s 20th Anniversary tribute – a full wall of trading cards showcasing Rangers from all seasons! Funko (booth #5343) will be selling Limited Edition San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive White GLOW Rangers, while other licensees including MEGA Brands (booth #3949), Bluefin (booth #3545), Papercutz (booth #2546), USAopoly (booth #721), The Bridge (booth #3513B), ACME Archives (booth #5629) and WeLoveFine (booth #5647), will have a Power Rangers presence as well, with various products for sale, giveaways, new product unveilings and more. Shout! Factory (booth #4248), will be featuring an interactive Power Rangers photo booth Thursday from 3 p.m.—6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.—1 p.m. where fans can obtain both a printed photo and a digital copy to easily share online with friends. Additionally, NAMCO BANDAI Games (booth #121) will be offering consumers the first-ever chance to play the highly anticipated Power Rangers Megaforce on the Nintendo 3DS, showcasing the next chapter of the Power Rangers legacy, due out later this year.
To further POWER UP the 20th Anniversary celebration, Saban Brands released a tribute video for Comic-Con where the Power Rangers Morph Through 20 Years, featuring a legendary Ranger from each of the past 20 seasons. Including 19 Red Rangers and the beloved White Ranger, the video depicts the exciting visual evolution, starting with the classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers all the way through the current season on Nickelodeon, Power Rangers Megaforce.

In celebration of this multi-generational pop culture phenomenon, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, is proud to announce the ultimate Power Rangers collection, Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Years. Spanning the first 20 seasons of the Power Rangers television series, this limited edition home entertainment collection features every Power Rangers episode, from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Power Rangers Megaforce, boasting over 270 hours of action-packed entertainment across 98 DVDsHoused in a collectible Red Ranger helmet, Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Years includes six DVDs spotlighting hours of bonus content, including brand-new featurettes as well as special archival material. 

A must-have for the most dedicated Power Ranger fans, Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Years will return to where the phenomenon began and re-live the thrill-packed adventures when released on December 3, 2013.


·         The World of CapcomModerator Francis Mao (CAPCOM) leads a panel of CAPCOM's producers and product managers to share the latest details on all their upcoming games such as Dead Rising 3, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Lost Planet 3, DuckTales: Remastered, and a few other surprises! Plus! We'll be inviting some lucky fans to play the CAPCOM 30th Anniversary Trivia Contest to win cool Capcom prizes! This is a panel CAPCOM fans will definitely not want to miss! Thursday, July 18 at 3:30-4:30pm in Room 6BCF.
·         Street Fighter – An annual tradition, hear from the CAPCOM team as they deliver the state of the union about the world's greatest fighting franchise to the Street Fighter Nation. Find out the latest Street Fighter gaming news, tournaments, as well as new licensing products and more. PLUS! We are running the first-ever "Mr. & Mrs. Street Fighter" pageant and asking ALL Street Fighter cosplayers to appear in their finest Street Fighter gear! Awesome prizes, ultimate bragging rights, and a personal congratulations from Street Fighter Executive Producer, Yoshinori Ono! Friday, July 19 at 4:00-5:00pm in Room 25ABC.
·         DuckTales: RemasteredHow do you take a beloved 24 year-old NES game and update it for today’s gamers while doing your best not to ruin anyone’s childhood?  Come join us and find out!  Go behind the scenes with Austin Ivansmith (Director/Designer), Matt Bozon (Creative Director), and Rey Jimenez (Capcom Producer) for an in-depth look at how a great video game is made - from design, to art, to music, and more! Followed by a Q&A session, plus maybe a few surprises or two. Sunday, July 21 at 10:00-11:00am in Room 25ABC.
  • Play the upcoming line-up of games before they come out in stores (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, DuckTales: Remastered,and Lost Planet 3) or try out some of the recently released titles including a multiplayer lounge for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
  • Capcom producers and artists will be hosting signing sessions at various times during the show.
  • The Capcom store will once again offer special merchandise and limited edition items.  
  • There will also be additional special promotions, photo opps, and giveaways galore, so attendees are encouraged to visit the booth often.