UDON Fans @ Comic-Con! By now we’re sure you’ve ALREADY made plans to stop by Booth #4529 to see all of the special guests, UDONcrew members, and Exclusive and Debut Books! But, did you know that you can find UDON happenings all over the show…? Check out this list of UDON-related events at the show!
The Main Event:
The UDON Panel 2014!
Saturday July 26, 5:30-6:30, Room 26AB
Meet UDON’s artists and editors, including Joe Ng (Street Fighter Origins: Akuma), Long Vo (Street Fighter II HD Remix), and Marketing Director Chris Butcher as they discuss this year’s big hits and preview their upcoming 2014/2015 books, including the new Manga Classics line. Panel attendees will be the first to hear about some amazing as-yet unannounced titles featuring iconic properties from across the pop culture spectrum.
(Hint: That Means New License Announcements).
Saturday July 26, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The World of Capcom: Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) and a panel of Capcom staff members share the latest updates on all the hot, new Capcom games, including Ultra Street Fighter IV, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Dead Rising 3, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, plus sneak peeks at all the latest cool Capcom merchandise and maybe a surprise or two. (New license announcement!)
Thursday July 24, 2014 4:45pm – 5:45pm
How to Get a Job in Video Games: Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) returns with another edition of this popular panel shedding insight on the wide variety of professions available in the video game industry. You’ll find out that it’s not all programming and digital art, as a panel of industry insiders from various companies share the unique ways that they got into the video game business, tell what they do each day, and most importantly share suggestions on how you can get into the industry, too. Q&A session as well as networking opportunity with panelists after the panel. (Featuring UDON EIC Erik Ko!)
Friday July 25, 2014 6:45pm – 7:45pm
The Best and Worst Manga 2014: There’s a lot of manga available in English now, but what’s really worth reading? A panel of opinionated bloggers, retailers, manga mavens, and comics curmudgeons spotlight the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. Hear them rave about their favorite continuing series! Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read (so you won’t have to)! Find out which manga Brigid Alverson (CBR, Robot 6, MangaBlog, Good Comics for Kids), David Brothers (4th Letter), Chris Butcher (Comics212.net), and Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga.com, Publishers Weekly) have loved and loathed so far this year, hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for fall and beyond, and discover their favorite underappreciated gems that are worth picking up. (Free Manga Giveaways!!)
Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Additional Creator Signings & Appearances
Capcom Booth Signings: Need an extra chance to meet the UDONcrew? Every day there will be an UDON signing at the CAPCOM Booth, #215! Here’s the schedule:
Thursday, July 24: 12pm-1pm: Long Vo (Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, UDON’s Art of Capcom)
Friday, July 25: 5pm-6pm: Joe Ng (Street Fighter Origins: Akuma)
Saturday, July 26: 5pm-6pm: Chamba (Super Street Fighter)
Sunday, July 27: 1pm-2pm: Long Vo. 3pm-4pm: Joe Ng
UDON in Artist Alley: You can also find UDON crew & friends Edwin Huang & Jim Zub at Artist Alley Table GG-06, and Alvin Lee at Artist Alley Table EE-06.
There’s a party….!
Finally, UDON is proudly sponsoring The Unofficial SDCC Blog Party at Comic-Con!
We’ll be providing some amazing raffle prizes, some great giveaways for the first 200 attendees, and more. Hope you see you there…? More info at the SDCC Unofficial Blog Website.
Whew! That MIGHT just be everything! Hope to see you at Comic-Con! 😀