Viz Announces Comic-Con 2014 Schedule & Exclusive Merch


Source: Viz Media
Summary:

Viz Media announced their schedule for Comic-Con International 2014. The company will host the following events:


  • Uglydoll Photo Opportunity – 7/24, 10:00AM & 4:00PM, Viz Media Booth #2813
  • Shonen Jump Presents: Naruto – 7/24, 10:00AM – 11:30AM, Room 8
  • Viz Media Panel – 7/24, 4:00PM – 5:00PM, Room 7AB
  • Catbug Voice Actor Sam Lavagnino (Signing & Appearance) – 7/25, 10:00AM – 1:00PM, Viz Media Booth #2813
  • Viz Media Animation Panel Featuring Neon Alley – 7/25, 10:00AM – 11:00AM, Room 25ABC
  • Official Sailor Moon Panel – 7/26, 12:30PM – 1:30PM, Room 5AB
  • Doraemon Photo Opportunity – 7/26, 12:30PM, Viz Media Booh #2813
  • Perfect Square Presents – Making Kids Comics Awesome – 7/27, 2:00PM – 3:00PM, Room 32AB

In addition to panels, Viz will host the following at their booth through the weekend:

  • Naruto Shippuden Deck Building Game Demo (Time not listed)
  • In-Booth Singing & Photo Op: Hello Kitty (Time not listed)
  • Guests: Jenni Holm, Matt Holm, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Lark Pien – 7/26, 10:00AM
  • Guests: Brianne Drouhard, Stephanie Gonzaga, Martin Hsu, Chynna Clugston Flores, Susie Ghahremani, 7/27, 10:00AM
  • Guest: Jacob Chabot – 7/27, 1:00PM
  • In-Booth Signing: Bravest Warriors (Time Not Listed)
  • Guests: Stu Livingston, Tom Warburton, Jon Chad, Ian McGinty – 7/25, 4:00PM
  • Guests: Corin Howell and Inori Fukuda Trant – 7/27, 1:00PM
  • In-Booth Signing: Naruto Figure Sculptor Shin Tanabe – 7/24, 2:30PM
  • Ranma 1/2 Plinko – All weekend

The company will offer several exclusive items for sale, including the following:

  • One Piece Replica Manga Art – $15.00
  • Bravest Warriors: The Search For Catbug Limited Edition – $35.00, 200 Available
  • Bravest Warriors: Catbug’s Treasure Book – $15.00
  • Hello Kitty, Hello 40 Art Book – $50.00, 250 available
  • Naruto Shippuden Figure – $150.00

In addition, Viz will offer pre-sales of the following:

  • Naruto Shippuden Card Game – $50.00
  • Food Wars Volume 1 – $10.00
  • Black Rose Alice – $10.00
  • The Art of Princess Mononoke – $35.00


Viz Media announced their schedule for Comic-Con International 2014. The company will host the following events:


  • Uglydoll Photo Opportunity – 7/24, 10:00AM & 4:00PM, Viz Media Booth #2813
  • Shonen Jump Presents: Naruto – 7/24, 10:00AM – 11:30AM, Room 8
  • Viz Media Panel – 7/24, 4:00PM – 5:00PM, Room 7AB
  • Catbug Voice Actor Sam Lavagnino (Signing & Appearance) – 7/25, 10:00AM – 1:00PM, Viz Media Booth #2813
  • Viz Media Animation Panel Featuring Neon Alley – 7/25, 10:00AM – 11:00AM, Room 25ABC
  • Official Sailor Moon Panel – 7/26, 12:30PM – 1:30PM, Room 5AB
  • Doraemon Photo Opportunity – 7/26, 12:30PM, Viz Media Booh #2813
  • Perfect Square Presents – Making Kids Comics Awesome – 7/27, 2:00PM – 3:00PM, Room 32AB

In addition to panels, Viz will host the following at their booth through the weekend:

  • Naruto Shippuden Deck Building Game Demo (Time not listed)
  • In-Booth Singing & Photo Op: Hello Kitty (Time not listed)
  • Guests: Jenni Holm, Matt Holm, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Lark Pien – 7/26, 10:00AM
  • Guests: Brianne Drouhard, Stephanie Gonzaga, Martin Hsu, Chynna Clugston Flores, Susie Ghahremani, 7/27, 10:00AM
  • Guest: Jacob Chabot – 7/27, 1:00PM
  • In-Booth Signing: Bravest Warriors (Time Not Listed)
  • Guests: Stu Livingston, Tom Warburton, Jon Chad, Ian McGinty – 7/25, 4:00PM
  • Guests: Corin Howell and Inori Fukuda Trant – 7/27, 1:00PM
  • In-Booth Signing: Naruto Figure Sculptor Shin Tanabe – 7/24, 2:30PM
  • Ranma 1/2 Plinko – All weekend

The company will offer several exclusive items for sale, including the following:

  • One Piece Replica Manga Art – $15.00
  • Bravest Warriors: The Search For Catbug Limited Edition – $35.00, 200 Available
  • Bravest Warriors: Catbug’s Treasure Book – $15.00
  • Hello Kitty, Hello 40 Art Book – $50.00, 250 available
  • Naruto Shippuden Figure – $150.00

In addition, Viz will offer pre-sales of the following:

  • Naruto Shippuden Card Game – $50.00
  • Food Wars Volume 1 – $10.00
  • Black Rose Alice – $10.00
  • The Art of Princess Mononoke – $35.00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VISIT VIZ MEDIA AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL, BOOTH #2813

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES SHOW PROGRAMMING, PANEL EVENTS, SPECIAL GUESTS AND CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES FOR 2014 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

VIZ Media Hosts NARUTO Japanese Voice Actor And Offers A Weekend Of Collectable Giveaways, Convention Exclusive Items, Fun Booth Activities, Panel Discussions And Much More At The Nation’s Largest Comics And Pop Culture Event

Viz Comic Con 2014 Naruto Figure - 20140718San Francisco, CA, July 18, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, delivers a cornucopia of anime and manga delight to fans of all ages this year at the 2014 Comic-Con International. Attendees are invited to join a fun weekend in San Diego jam-packed with special events, in-booth giveaways, informative panel discussions, and other fun activities and convention exclusives.

Comic-Con International is the nation’s biggest comic book, science fiction and pop culture event, and takes place July 23rd-27th at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. VIZ Media will be located in Booth 2813. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: www.comic-con.org.

VIZ Media will host an array of panel discussions detailing a host of forthcoming releases, new acquisitions and other surprises from the company’s animation and publishing teams. Fans will not want to miss a very special appearance by Junko Takeuchi, the Japanese voice actress who provides the original voice for Naruto in the popular anime series. She will join the staff of VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP for a special panel discussion on NARUTO on Thursday, July 24th. Fans are also invited to attend the official SAILOR MOON panel, which will offer new information on the return of the legendary animated series to North America!

VIZ Media’s Booth 2813 on the Main Show Floor will be a continual hub of activity with special in-booth photo opportunities with an UGLYDOLL on Thursday, July 24th and everyone’s favorite cat-type robot from the future, DORAEMON, on Saturday July 25th. Fans can also catch freebies and promo item giveaways throughout the convention including posters, temporary tattoos, posters, postcards, buttons and more for popular series such as BLOOD LAD, DEADMAN WONDERLAND, SAILOR MOON and ONE-PUNCH MAN. And don’t miss the return of the VIZ MEDIA convention tote bag, FREE with any purchase, available in four amazing designs (while supplies last)!

Viz Comic Con 2014 - Art of Princess Mononoke - 20140718Collectors also can browse an array of limited edition items and special convention exclusives that will be offered for sale in the VIZ Media booth throughout Comic-Con (while supplies last). Notable items include ONE PIECE Exclusive Replica Manga Art ($15.00); Limited Edition BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG ($35.00), with foil-accented slipcover and gilded page edges only 250 made – don’t miss the chance to have it signed by the artists at the exclusive in-booth signing; BRAVEST WARRIORS: CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK ($15.00); HELLO KITTY, HELLO 40 Commemorative Art Book (50.00) only 250 printed with foil-accented slipcover and gilded page edges – don’t miss the chance to have it signed by HELLO KITTY artists at the exclusive in-booth signing; exclusive Gecco NARUTO SHIPPUDEN figure ($150.00); and Cryptozoic’s NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Trading Card Game Presale ($50.00).

Also catch special advance pre-sales of several forthcoming new VIZ Media titles including FOOD WARS, Vol. 1 ($10.00), BLACK ROSE ALICE ($10.00) and THE ART OF PRINCESS MONOKOE ($35.00) ahead of their street date releases later this summer.  Don’t miss the latest WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Jump Pack ($20.00) that contains more than 100 pages of the world’s most popular featured series and a limited edition YU-GI-OH! card “Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Evening Twilight,” as well as a special bonus exclusive game mat free with purchase (while supplies last)!

VIZ Media Comic-Con Panels & Special Events:

Thursday July 24th

10:00AM and 4:00PM    UGLYDOLL PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

                                      VIZ Media Booth #2813

Drop by the VIZ Media booth for a photo with an UGLYDOLL pal!

10:00AM – 11:30AM             SHONEN JUMP PRESENTS: NARUTO

                                      Room 8

NARUTO is one of the world’s most popular manga series, with over 60 best-selling volumes published. Get all the latest news and more at this super-sized panel, featuring guests from VIZ Media, Bandai Namco Games (Daisuke Koumoto, producer of the upcoming NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION) and a special guest Junko Takeuchi, Japanese voice of Naruto!

4:00PM – 5:00PM         VIZ MEDIA PANEL

                                      Room 7AB

Get the latest updates & exciting news from VIZ Media staff on your favorite manga and anime! There will be free manga for attendees (while supplies last)!

 

Friday July 25th

10:00AM – 1:00PM      CATBUG VOICE ACTOR SAM LAVAGNINO

                                      In-Booth Signing & Personal Appearance

VIZ Media Booth #2813

Meet the voice of Catbug, the breakout star of YouTube hit Bravest Warriors, and get a signed art card!

10:00AM – 11:00AM    VIZ MEDIA ANIMATION PANEL Feat. NEON ALLEY

                                      Room 25ABC

Find out all that’s new and awesome with the VIZ Media animation team and the free streaming site Neon Alley! Bring all your anime questions because they will be there to answer them!

 

Saturday July 26th

12:30PM – 1:30PM      OFFICAL SAILOR MOON PANEL

                                      Room 5AB

VIZ Media is releasing the complete classic SAILOR MOON series for the first time on Blu-ray and with an all-new English dub! Join members of the VIZ Media animation team and learn all about this legendary anime series!

12:30PM                        DORAEMON PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

VIZ Media Booth #2813

Get a hug and take a picture with everyone’s favorite cat-type robot from the future, DORAEMON!

 

Sunday July 27th

2:00PM – 3:00PM         PERFECT SQUARE PRESENTS – MAKING KIDS COMICS AWESOME

                                      Room 32AB

Bring your kids along, or just your inner child, and join an eclectic group of creators and editors for a lively roundtable that will get you laughing, learning and looking at the craft of all-ages comics in a whole new way!

 

Viz Comic Con 2014 - Hello Kitty Hello 40 - 20140718Other Notable VIZ Media In-Booth Events:

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Deck Building Game Demo

Check the daily booth schedule for a chance to try out the new card game debuting from Cryptozoic at SDCC!

In-Booth Signing and Photo-Op: HELLO KITTY

Join Hello Kitty herself and graphic novel artists for a special signing and photo opportunity!

Saturday, July 26th 10AM: features Jenni Holm, Matt Holm, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Lark Pien

Sunday, July 27th at 10AM: features Brianne Drouhard, Stephanie Gonzaga, Martin Hsu, Chynna Clugston Flores, Susie Ghahremani

Jacob Chabot will also be available Sunday July 27th at 1PM!

In-Booth Signing: BRAVEST WARRIORS

Meet the talented contributors for the brand new books based off of the YouTube smash-hit series and get your VIZ Media BRAVEST WARRIOR book or comic sampler signed!

Friday, July 25th at 4:00PM: featuresStu Livingston, Tom Warburton, Jon Chad, Ian McGinty

Sunday, July 27th at 1:00PM: features Corin Howell and Inori Fukuda Trant,

 

In-Booth Signing: NARUTO Figure Sculptor Shin Tanabe

Thursday, July 24th & Friday July 25th at 2:30PM

Meet Gecco figure Sculptor Shin Tanabe, creator of the Comic-Con exclusive NARUTO SHIPPUDEN figure and get your limited edition figure signed!

RANMA ½ Plinko

Available Throughout Comic-Con

Try your luck at our RANMA ½ Plinko board for a chance to win a limited edition Comic-Con only RANMA ½ water bottle! Check the daily booth schedule for times to play!

For more information on VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.

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