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Comic-Con News Round-Up: Comic-Con Video Game, Disney Infinity, Con of Darkness, Mondo, & Insidious 2

by Dan Koelsch

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Our barrage of San Diego Comic-Con news continues with our latest round-up. After the break, find out about some of the events happening in and around the convention center, including some exclusive parties you can win an invite to, and some cool Mondo posters that will be available for sale. We’ll have more news very soon, and be sure to check out our live coverage with the convention starts next Wednesday night.

Play The First Ever Comic-Con Video Game
COMIC-CON STAR STALKER
It’s Free! Download Now: iPhone | iPad
Official Launch Date: July 15th

Finally, someone made a video game about Comic-Con! No, it wasn’t a huge studio or two dudes jacked up on Mountain Dew — it was the folks behind the cult print comedy magazine The Devastator.

Comic-Con Star Stalker is a free, 2D endless runner game for iOS that’s endless fun for convention attendees stuck in five-hour lines for exclusive toys and restrooms! It’s also awesome if you want to experience the ravenous crowds and nacho scarfing of Comic-Con from the comfort of your living room.

You play as Seth, a fanboy looking to score all the nerdlebrity autographs at Comic-Con. Leap over crowds and cosplayers! Eat nachos for intestine-destroying speed! Read the hilarious signatures you collect in your Autograph Book! Our game is the ultimate Comic-Con swag, and you won’t even need a cripplingly large Supernatural bag to carry it!

Visit The Devastator at Booth F-03 (up Aisle 800 in Hall A) to play Comic-Con Star Stalker in a mini-arcade and meet the creators, Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Golden and Managing Editor Amanda Meadows. The game’s artist, Dane Ault, will be at Monkey Minion Press (Small Press – Table O-02).

Download Links:
iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comic-con-star-stalker-iphone/id663689865?mt=8&uo=4
iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comic-con-star-stalker-ipad/id663683711?mt=8&uo=4

DISNEY INFINITY “SUMMER OF ENDLESS FUN” TOUR Continues with a Stop IN SAN DIEGO DURING COMIC-CON

Disney Fans Invited to Play Anticipated Video Game Before It Launches on Aug. 18

The Disney Infinity “Summer of Endless Fun” tour is headed to San Diego on July 19 and July 20 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fans will have the exclusive opportunity to play Disney Infinity, an all-new video game that unlocks the freedom to create stories and play experiences starring some of the most beloved characters from the Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios.

The event is free to the public and will include hands-on demos with Disney Infinity, which features the innovative Toy Box mode that truly brings every kids’ imaginations to life.

WHAT: Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive’s biggest and most ambitious video game to date, is embarking on a multi-city “Summer of Endless Fun” tour to showcase the most anticipated game of the year. Activities include: game demos, surprise guests, photo opportunities, giveaways, contests, entertainment provided by Radio Disney’s Ernie D and more! Additional information about the tour can be found here – http://bit.ly/1d0oLzH

WHERE: Gaslamp Quarter, 343 4th Avenue (between J & K streets), San Diego, CA 92101

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Early access for D23 members on Thursday, July 18 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

ABOUT DISNEY INFINITY

Disney Infinity is an all-new game platform that gives players the freedom to create stories and play experiences featuring characters from The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios. Players can place real-world toy versions of beloved Disney characters onto a device called the Disney Infinity Base and transport them into the virtual game worlds of Monsters University, the Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars and The Lone Ranger, as well as into a giant Toy Box.

SOME OF THE HOTTEST GENRE LABELS JOIN FORCES FOR THE BIGGEST HORROR EVENT AT COMIC CON

“CON OF DARKNESS”

MPI/DARK SKY FILMS, eOne, IFC Midnight, Along with Dreadcentral.com The Haunted Hotel, Femme Fatales and Shocktillyoudrop.com come together to co-host its annual Genre Party Friday July 19 during Comic-Con International San Diego

Film, Show and Online Casts Join the Event!

#ConofDarkness

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 10, 2013 – Seven plus North American entertainment properties leading in horror, thriller and suspense content are joining forces to celebrate genre entertainment at this year’s Comic-Con by hosting “Con of Darkness,” an evening genre-party saluting Comic-Con fans and industry insiders alike. This invitation-only party takes place Friday, July 19, at San Diego’s gothic-inspired Voyeur nightclub from 8-11 PM PDT. The event is produced by veteran production and communications agency, A-List Communications who successfully produced last year’s horror genre event.

MPI/Dark Sky Films, who is releasing “Frankenstein’s Army” in theaters and on VOD on July 26th; IFC horror imprint IFC Midnight who is promoting “Maniac” (starring Elijah Wood), “Room 237”, “Antiviral” and “Errors of The Human Body” this Comic-Con; Entertainment One (eOne), horror-centric website, DreadCentral.com; The Haunted Hotel; Femme Fatales, the hit TV series, whose second season debuts on DVD this week from eOne; and Shocktillyoudrop.com all will co-sponsor the event along with other partnerships soon to be announced. Event producer David Manning of A-List Communications says, “It’s rare in the genre universe to have this number of properties join forces to entertain and honor their fans and colleagues. This unique partnership enables a really diverse array of visuals and entertainment for guests to enjoy.”

“Con of Darkness” guests will experience an interactive event replete with spectacular visuals from all event partners; a VIP suite decked out by Dark Sky Films; music spun by a surprise special guest DJ; go-ghoul dancers; entertainment and customized refreshments. Food will be appropriate to the occasion; party guests can expect to suck, er, snack on:

Bloody Fingers: Mozzarella sticks with marinara
Puking Pumpkin or Melon: Guacamole and chips
Eyeball Skewers: Grapes and melon balls in a honey-lime dressing
Oozing Meat Balls: Open-faced meatball sliders on a skewer with tomato ketchup
Intestines on a bun: Bacon-wrapped hot dogs with spicy beet sauce
Shattered Glass Cupcakes and raspberry blood

Attendance is by invitation only with many celebrity guests expected to attend. However, access to a number of lucky Comic-Con fans will be available through social media giveaways by each of the partners.

FANS KEEP AN EYE OUT ON THE BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A VIP PASS:

@darkskyfilms

@eonehomevideo

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HorrorHorrorHorror

MONDO UNVEILS PLANS FOR COMIC-CON 2013

New Prints for “Pacific Rim” & Artwork from Martin Ansin, Olly Moss, Drew Struzan and more!

Austin, TX— Wednesday, July 9, 2013 — Mondo is excited to announce that it will return to San Diego Comic-Con 2013 with incredible new prints, including three colossal pieces of giant monster crushing artwork to celebrate the release Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’Pacific Rim from director Guillermo del Toro on July 12. The Mondo booth will be set up on the main conference floor in booth #936 throughout SDCC, Wednesday July 17 through Sunday July 21. Additionally, new prints from celebrated artists Martin Ansin, Olly Moss and Drew Struzan will be available for presale on Friday, July 12.

“Mondo has always been instrumental in cementing world creation in pop culture- these posters by Ash Thorp and Kevin Tong and Vania Zouravliov capture perfectly the wild, gleeful spirit of Pacific Rim – here’s to a mad world of Mecha and Kaiju!!” said director Guillermo del Toro.

“I love monsters. I love robots. I love Guillermo del Toro. When he asked us to do posters for a movie he was directing with both, how could we say no? GDT wasn’t a bystander in the process, though. As he did in our previous director’s series, he helped hand pick the artist and gave notes on the designs. We’re all very proud to have worked on this project with him,” said Justin Ishmael CEO of Mondo.

Listed below are the Pacific Rim posters that will be available for sale on preview night, Wednesday, July 17th when doors open:

PACIFIC RIM by Kevin Tong

Size: 24″ x 36″

Edition: 375 Regular, 200 Variant

Price: $45 Regular, $75 Variant

Regular: https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZnYTJlaFM1aWNUQw

Varient: https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZnYTIyWGNsYzlVag

PACIFIC RIM (Kaiju) by Ash Thorp

Size: 24″ x 36″

Edition: 350

Price: $50

https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZ0Q1IrV3hBSXRVag

PACIFIC RIM (Jaeger) by Ash Thorp

Size: 24″ x 36″

Edition: 350

Price: $50

https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZ0Q1JtNEo3czlVag

PACIFIC RIM by Vania Zouravliov

Size: 24″ x 36″

Edition: 145 Per Colorway

Price: $50

Colorway 1: https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZ0Q1JVbThpR01UQw

Colorway 2: https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZ0Q1JvQnY0WjlVag

There will be new posters available at the Mondo booth daily, and for the first time a Comic-Con presale for select prints will happen this Friday, July 12 for new artwork from Martin Ansin (Conan the Barbarian), Olly Moss (Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away) & Drew Struzan (Dark Tower). All three artists will be in attendance at Comic-Con and available to autograph the prints. Check Mondo’s blog for more details on the pre-sale and signings — http://blog.mondotees.com/.

Listed below are the posters available for presale this Friday, July 12th, follow @MondoNews for exact sale times.

DARK TOWER by Drew Struzan

Size: 20″ x 36″

Edition: 450

Price: $275

https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZnYTIzS29YRHNUQw

CONAN by Martin Ansin

Size: 24″ x 36″

Edition: 450 Regular, 225 Variant

Price: $50 Regular, $75 Variant

Regular: https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZxeFg5eFZqQThUQw

Varient: https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZxeFg4NVY3czlVag

SPIRITED AWAY by Olly Moss

Size: 20″ x 36″

Edition: 225 Variant Only

Price: $90

https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZxeFh3TGdPd3NUQw

*Regular version on sale via the Mondo website at a later date

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE by Olly Moss

Size: 20″ x 36″

Edition: 225 Variant Only

Price: $90

https://www.yousendit.com/download/WFJWanZxeFhwaFJYd3NUQw

*Regular version on sale via the Mondo website at a later date

Check out Mondo’s Blog for specifics on sales and signings at SDCC 2013- http://blog.mondotees.com/2013/07/10/mondo-x-san-diego-comic-con-2013/. For the exact sale times follow @MondoNews on Twitter.

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2

INVITES FANS

TO GO FURTHER

AT COMIC-CON 2013!

in·sid·i·ous [in-sid-ee-uhs] adjective – awaiting a chance to entrap; harmful but enticing; having a gradual and cumulative effect

SAN DIEGO, July 8th, 2013 – This July, 300 lucky fans will experience the world of Insidious in an interactive installation that will take them into the dark, twisted and disturbing reality of the Lambert Family!

With the use of imagery, props, installations, iconic music, exclusive content and more, “TO GO FURTHER” will encapsulate the heartbeat of this unique horror franchise.

Located in a haunted loft, the invitation-only event will be held on the evening of Thursday, July 18th, with three special sessions between the hours of 9pm and 1am. Producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Insidious), along with writer/actor Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson (Specs and Tucker), will be on-site to celebrate with fans as they uncover some of the more insidious manifestations that continue to inhabit this space, all while enjoying delicious food, cocktails and music!

Tickets to the event are being given away exclusively through the Insidious Facebook page and official promotional partners FEARnet, Celebuzz and Cinemablend.

For more details on how to win, please visit

https://www.facebook.com/InsidiousMovie

About INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2:

The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 opens on Friday the 13th, September 2013.



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