Congratulations on surviving Hotelpocalypse (or, well, the first part anyway – have any of us really survived until we know for sure we’re not sleeping on the concrete or Tijuana?). Hopefully, onPeak is processing our forms as we speak. While we wait, which we hear is the hardest part, let’s look at a few announcements that came out while we were trying to avoid sleeping in the Hall H line.
Here’s a look at what you might have missed:
- Comic book publisher Kymera Press plans to release new Gates of Midnight at SDCC and offered a preview.
We're unleashing some new 'Gates of Midnight' at #SDCC . In the meantime, you can catch up with Raven's adventures in print, digital and collected editions. Follow the link in our bio. #gatesofmidnight #kymerapress #indiecomics #digitalcomics #comixology #supernatural #thriller #comicseries #ameliawoo #dlynnsmith #comiccover #comicart
- Kymera Press also announced new Pet Noir will be released at SDCC.
— Kymera Press (@KymeraPress) April 24, 2017
- Writer/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka mentioned he’ll be at SDCC this year in a Twitter exchange.
SDCC or BEA for you? I'll be at both.
— Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) April 23, 2017
- Jennifer Nolan, who creates adorable crochet creations, posted a couple of SDCC exclusives she’ll have available at her booth.
— Jennifer Nolan (@dsgnJenn) April 23, 2017
— Jennifer Nolan (@dsgnJenn) April 23, 2017
- Lego Ninjago creator Tommy Andreasen told a Twitter follower he hopes to reveal the season 8 title of the series, as well as an extended clip at SDCC on Sunday.
SDCC is on Sunday July 23.
I hope to be able to reveal the season 8 title and show an extended clip. But not determined.
— Tommy Andreasen (@TommyAndreasen) April 25, 2017
- Alex Ahad, Creative Director for Skullgirls, announced in his own Twitter exchange that the Skullgirls will be at SDCC this year, potentially at Small Press Table #1635.
Yep, I'll be at SDCC like usual~ 1635 small press, if I remember the number right.
— o_8 @ AX B01, B02 (@o___8) April 24, 2017
- Indie/self-publisher Tiki Machine excitedly mentioned he will be at SDCC this year.
— Mike Collins (@TikiMachine) April 25, 2017
- Lucky for us, Mike from Tiki Machine happened to be chatting with prop/puppet maker Jamie Bressler at the time, who also announced she will be at SDCC this year.
Alright! I'll see you in July!
— Jamie Bressler (@jmebressler) April 25, 2017
- In addition to the previously announced Princesses #2 comic, Amy Mebberson also told fans that she will be offering Disney Princess Comic Strips Collection Vol. 1 and 2 at SDCC, as well as other conventions.
— Amy Mebberson 🇦🇺🇺🇸🍺 (@amymebberson) April 25, 2017
- Mark Julio announced he will be running the 16th annual San Diego TEKKEN Gaming Room at SDCC this year.
— Mark Julio (マークマン) (@MarkMan23) April 25, 2017
- While we’re still waiting for Mattel to announce this year’s SDCC exclusives and process, they did announce that Mattel vouchers cannot be used at SDCC.
Hi, there. Our vouchers can be used in store only, and at most major retailers. Regrettably, it would not be valid for use at SDCC.
— Mattel (@Mattel) April 25, 2017
- Our friends at The Ninjabot announced that they will release their third ORIGIN series at SDCC this year (and if you haven’t checked out the first two, we highly recommend).There will be a pre-order for San Diego Comic-Con, and we’ll have details soon.
ORIGIN Part III, is coming out for San Diego Comic Con! We're going to have new ORIGIN prints, but this will be the last release for them! We will have a pre-order available for SDCC, there will be no Kickstarter, it will be self-funded! More info about all of this coming in the next few weeks. What character stories are you hoping we do? #theninjabot #ninjabot #origin #sdcc #comiccon
- And speaking of Ninjabot, you can also score your SDCC Commissions from them beginning June 1. Spots fill up fast, so make sure to grab one to get yourself Pop Cat-ified, or to grab s headshot of your favorite character.
We're going to be taking SDCC Commission pre-orders June 1st! Make sure to mark your calendars because spots fill out fast!
— Ninjabot – Arnel (@theninjabot) April 27, 2017
- The universe aligned for writer/cartoonist Alison Wilgus, who will be in San Diego for a wedding, which gives her the opportunity to attend SDCC to promote her new book.
This year, SDCC happens to take place while I’ll be in San Diego anyway for a wedding, AND I have a new book out — the stars aligned, etc.
— Alison Wilgus (@aliwilgus) April 26, 2017
- Wondering where you can find the incomparable Patrick Ballesteros at San Diego Comic-Con? He’ll be back in the same booth as last year – DD-08 in Artist Alley.
Artist alley table DD08, you guys in small press?
— Patrick Ballesteros SDCC DD-08 (@PatrickBallest) April 27, 2017
- Artist Dan Veesenmeyer, best known for his work with LEGO, will be announcing information about his commission list for SDCC “very soon”.
Flight booked for #SDCC. All other travel details locked.
Will be announcing plans for event sketch commissions pre orders/prints very soon
— Dan Veesenmeyer (@dveese) April 27, 2017
In the very near future, we’ll know where we’re staying and where we’re parking. We’ll report on those topics as we hear about them. For the lucky San Diego locals who take the trolleys, don’t forget to buy your MTS SDCC block pass when it becomes available. We know the waiting is hard, but it’s worth it in the end.