We are so excited to announce our lineup of guests, signings, and panels for San Diego Comic Con 2019! All signings and artists will appear in UDON Booth #4529, with the panel rooms called out in their descriptions.
UDON BOOTH #4529 Signings:
Thursday July 18 – 2:30-3:30 – Gears of War: Retrospective Signing
Author Arthur Gies, The Coalition’s Narrative Director, and The Coalition’s Studio Head Rod Fergusson will be in UDON Booth 4529 signing copies of the brand new GEARS OF WAR: RETROSPECTIVE. UDON will have copies of the GEARS OF WAR: RETROSPECTIVE available for sale, as well as a new, exclusive, metallic gold ink print available for the signing! Prints are limited to 1 per person, first come, first served during the signing hour. Stop by the booth & Gear up!
Saturday July 20 – 1:30-2:30 – Street Fighter® Producer Yoshinori Ono Signing
We are thrilled to have Street Fighter® Producer Yoshinori Ono signing at UDON Booth #4529 on Saturday, July 20th from 1:30-2:30pm! As is tradition each year, Ono-san will be giving out a unique Gold Metal Ono-san card exclusively during his signing hour. This ticketed event will be limited to the first 100 customers that spend $150 or more at the UDON Booth, from Preview Night up until the scheduled signing on Saturday. Fans must present their ticket during the signing to receive the Ono-san card, tickets are limited to one per attendee.
UDON Crew SDCC Signing Schedule
Rob ‘Robaato’ Porter and Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz will be signing and sketching at the UDON Booth from 12pm to 5pm every day! UDON artist Edwin Huang will also be splitting time between his artist alley table & the UDON Booth. Come by & to get your books signed or contact the artists in advance for commissions.
SDCC 2019 Panels:
UDON Entertainment 2019-2020
Celebrating another groundbreaking year of publishing the best video game and anime art books and manga from Japan and all over the world, UDON’s Chief Erik Ko is joined by Director of Publishing Matt Moylan to talk about all the new and exciting projects that UDON is going to offer in the coming months.
Manga Publishing Pros Industry Roundtable
5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Manga in North America are enjoying a new “golden age.” More manga and light novels are hitting the shelves in bookstores and comic shops, and more titles than ever are available in digital formats the same day/date as Japan. There’s more anime streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Crunchyroll, and that’s driving interest in more manga and a more diverse range of titles than ever before. Get a taste of what’s hot, what’s not, and what’s next for manga in North America and Japan from top publishing pros, including Ben Applegate (director, publisher services, Penguin Random House), Kurt Hassler (publisher, managing director, Yen Press), Masaaki Shimizu (general manager and publisher, book publishing division, Square Enix), Ed Chavez (publisher, Denpa Books), Daihei Shiohama(Media-Do International), and Matt Moylan (director of publishing, Udon Entertainment). Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).
The Art of Video Game: Drawing Your Favorite Game Character
7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
UDON’s Chief, Erik Ko, hosts top talents from the studio and guest artist to create artwork live on stage. There will be a trivia Q&A where the audience can get surprise art books and collectible items! Come by & join the fun!