ShiftyLook Announces Schedule Of Comic Events at MCM Expo

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Namco Bandai Games inc. have announced a fun packed weekend at MCM Expo 2012 with a variety of hot comic talent including the legendary Marv Wolfman.

ShiftyLook, a webcomics site based inside the Namco Bandai headquarters in Japan, have promised a fun fuelled weekend for those attending the expo in London this year, including the opportunity to meet writers and artists Ben McCool, Dean Haspiel, Matt Moylan, Dax Gordine and Jim Zub. The weekend will also feature a special appearance by writer Marv Wolfman, known for his work on titles such as Blade and The New Teen Titans. During the events he will personally announce a new title that he will be creating at the ShiftyLook Webcomics panel.

“MCM has the pulse of pop culture fandom in the UK, so we knew we had to go to London,” said Rob Pereyda, Producer & Editor-in-Chief of ShiftyLook. “We hope that fans in the UK have a chance to enjoy our wide range of events, including everything from autograph sessions, panel discussions and game tournaments, to our unbelievable Saturday night Chat Show Spectacular! Our events at MCM will be a ‘can’t miss’ for fans of video games and comics alike.”

Subject to change, the events con-goers can experience will be:

25 MAY 2012 (FRI):
MEET SHIFTYLOOK: Kick-off MCM Expo in style and meet ShiftyLook artists, writers, and staff, including Matt Moylan (Bravoman), Dax Gordine (Bravoman), Jim Zub (Wonder Momo), Ben McCool (Dirk Davies), Dean Haspiel (Dirk Davies), Marv Wolfman (SECRET TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT MCM EXPO), and Rob Pereyda (Editor-in-Chief). This is your chance to get the down low on all the weekend’s festivities! (4:00PM to 4:30PM, GameSpot Stage)

26 MAY 2012 (SAT):
BRAVOMAN AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from Bravoman writer Matt Moylan and artist Dax Gordine. Limited number of free sketches available to people who pre-registered for a sketch on SHIFTYLOOK.com. Free Bravoman T-shirts while supplies last! (11:30AM to 12:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

Bravoman comic cover

DIRK DAVIES AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies writer Ben McCool and artist Dean Haspiel. Limited number of free sketches available to people who pre-registered for a sketch on SHIFTYLOOK.com. (11:30AM to 12:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

SHIFTYLOOK WEBCOMICS: BRAVOMAN, DIRK DAVIES AND MORE!: Namco Bandai Games is reimagining coin-op classics and needs your help! Join Bravoman writer-artist team Matt Moylan & Dax Gordine, The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies writer-artist team Ben McCool & Dean Haspiel, and Wonder Momo co-writer & Ace Kid writer Jim Zub as they show off their hot webcomics titles. Featuring a special appearance by comics legend Marv Wolfman as he personally announces a brand-new webcomic, re-imagining a NAMCO arcade favorite! Moderated by ShiftyLook Editor-in-Chief Rob Pereyda. Free Bravoman T-shirts while supplies last! (2:00PM to 3:00PM, Stage B)

SECRET TITLE AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from comics legend Marv Wolfman hot on the announcement of a brand-new webcomic just announced at MCM Expo! (3:30PM to 4:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

WONDER MOMO / ACE KID AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from Wonder Momo cowriter / Ace Kid writer Jim Zub. (4:30PM to 5:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

SHIFTYLOOK CHAT SHOW SPECTACULAR!: ShiftyLook’s Cory Casoni hosts an action-packed chat show featuring stand-up comedy, thrilling guests, and live music! Guests include Dirk Davies team Ben McCool (Choker, PIGS) & Dean Haspiel (American Splendor, Bored to Death), designer extraordinaire Gavin “JamFactory” Strange (Senior Designer, Aardman Animations), and Bristol-based “gaijin” rock band Area 11 (Blackline). Special live Rob’s Corner segment by ShiftyLook Editor-in-Chief Rob Pereyda. Free priority tickets available on SHIFTYLOOK.com and free rush standby space available day-of-show as well. Since this event is off the main show floor, please remember to bring your weekend or Saturday MCM Expo ticket with you! (Doors: 7:00PM, Event: 8:00PM to 9:30PM, Crowne Plaza Hotel London Docklands, West Suite)

27 MAY 2012 (SUN):
SECRET TITLE / WONDER MOMO / ACE KID AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from comics legend Marv Wolfman hot on the announcement of a brand-new webcomic just announced at MCM as well as Wonder Momo co-writer / Ace Kid writer Jim Zub. (11:30AM to 12:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

 

DIRK DAVIES AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies writer Ben McCool and artist Dean Haspiel. Limited number of free sketches available to people who pre-registered for a sketch on SHIFTYLOOK.com. (12:30PM to 1:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

DIG DUG TOURNAMENT, CELEBRITY STYLE!: ShiftyLook & GameSpot folks get paired with fans in a Dig Dug fight to the finish for a fantastic prize (the winning fan gets the prize!) – do you have what it takes to tangle? Pre-register for the tournament on SHIFTYLOOK.com. (2:00PM to 3:30PM, GameSpot Stage)

BRAVOMAN AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from Bravoman writer Matt Moylan and artist Dax Gordine. Limited number of free sketches available to people who pre-registered for a sketch on SHIFTYLOOK.com. Free Bravoman T-shirts while supplies last! (4:00PM to 5:00PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

Free registration for priority tickets for the Chat Show Spectacular, sketches from Dean Haspiel or Dax Gordine and the Dig Dug tournament is available on the ShiftyLook MCM page (BANDAI NAMCO ID is required for registration).

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