This year, Blizzard Entertainment is holding another panel at the San Diego Comic Con 2012 (SDCC) with a round of licensed-product companies showcasing their upcoming product line-ups. I’d assume the following companies will be in this panel: Mega Bloks, Gallery Books, DC Comics, Sideshow Collectibles, J!NX. Christie Golden is confirmed to be at this panel on Thursday, Friday and she will also be signing books on Saturday.
The panel will take place on Thursday, July 12th at 2:15pm – Room 6BCF.
Blizzard Entertainment Product Showcase— Love Diablo, World of Warcraft and StarCraft? Join Chris Metzen (Blizzard Entertainment SVP, story and franchise development) and a team of esteemed guests as we reveal never-before-seen licensed products and plans for 2012/2013. Talk to the designers, writers and artists themselves as we dig into Mega Bloks, novels, comics, statues and more. Panel and Q&A session moderated by Kat Hunter (host of Blizzcon coverage on DIRECTV). Room 6BCF
Chris Metzen and Flint Dille recently wrote the Transformers: Autocracy online comic book # 1-12. If you are into Transformers, visit him at the IDW / Hasbro panel:
10:00pm – 11:00pm IDW & Hasbro— Join senior editor John Barber (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), editor Carlos Guzman, and Hasbro’s director of global publishing Michael Kelly reveal secrets and upcoming plans for Transformers, G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and more. A new Transformers series will be announced-as well as a new license. Panelists include Larry Hama (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), Chris Metzen (Transformers: Autocracy), Flint Dille (Transformers: Autocracy), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers: Autocracy), Andrew Griffith (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), Brendan Cahill (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), Mike Costa (G.I. Joe: Cobra), plus surprise guests! Room 9
Booths You Shouldn’t Miss
Samwise Didier (Blizzard Senior Art Director) will be signing artwork at booth # DD-09 at the Artists’ Alley.
Insight Editions may be found at booth # 1035. The book will ship in October 10th, but SDCC attendees can buy and take home the “Art of Blizzard“.
Mega Bloks is exhibiting at booth # 3947 — they plan to launch several World of Warcraft sets this Summer. Chances are they might showcase some of them here.
Sideshow Collectibles can be found at booth # 1929 — there’s a possibility they might have a prototype of the World of Warcraft: Arthas polystone statue.
Last year, Blizzplanet had coverage of Blizzard Swag panel held at the San Diego Comic Con 2011. You should check it out to find out what to expect this year.
Blizzard / Insight Editions Art of Blizzard Art Exhibition & Cocktail Party
At least 20 Blizzplanet visitors will attend San Diego Comic Con taking home one of our tickets courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment and Insight Editions. If you are an SDCC attendee, we recommend you to participate in our current giveaway which ends on Wednesday, July 4th. Hurry up!