UDON announced the World of Warcraft Tribute Softcover Edition Book is now available at a comics shop or bookstore near you. A UDON representative informed me this book is on sale right now at local stores. Amazon, however, will ship the book on October 15th.
UDON also released a few preview images from the World of Warcraft Tribute book.
Finding a comics shop near you is easy — visit the Comics Shop Locator and enter your zip code to get a full list of all nearby ones; or the Barnes & Noble store locator.
If you don’t have a local book store or comics shop, order the World of Warcraft Tribute online.
Limited numbers of Hardcore versions are available only through the UDON Store.
The UDON Entertainment Panel will be held at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 19th at 5:30pm (Room 26AB). The final artwork to adorn the front cover of the World of Warcraft: Tribute book was also revealed.
The UDON Entertainment artists and editors will discuss their latest titles and reveal upcoming projects in this announcement-packed panel. Topics will include Comic-Con debut titles like World of Warcraft Tribute and Street Fighter Origins: Akuma, plus revelations of new books from some of the hottest names in video games, manga, and animation!
SDCC Attendees: UDON will sell a SDCC Exclusive limited-edition of the World of Warcraft: Tribute book at their booth. More details about booths here.
It’s unknown if UDON might announce new Blizzard licensed products. In theory they could make more TRIBUTE books based on StarCraft and Diablo. Are you attending this panel? Interested in taking video or photos for Blizzplanet? Please let me know. The profile below has my skype info. Otherwise, email me at medievaldragon (at) blizzplanet
The UDON Panel
Featuring staff & artists from UDON Entertainment!
Friday July 19, 2013 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The San Diego Comic Con 2013 booth information is now available. From the list of exhibitors, I hand-picked for our audience some of the booths of interest to visit. Some of them might have potential to display info about upcoming Blizzard licensed products.
The Panel Schedules are not available yet to the public. I’ll update you once those are launched to let you know which day and time Blizzard Publishing plans to make announcements.
The SDCC takes place on July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center located at 111 West Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 (Map)
Mega Brands booth 3949 — No new line of World of Warcraft. However, I have confirmation Mega Brands will be giving away a ton of MEGA BLOKS WOW blind packs (I assume the World of Warcraft Mega Bloks #91100 Series 1 Mystery Pack [1 Random Figure]). They will also display a massive Mega Bloks Halo Promethean Knight and give attendees literally thousands of free giveaways. Keep an eye on that booth.
Last year, Sideshow announced the Arthas Polystone Statue, the Diablo Polystone Statue, and the StarCraft II Sixth Scale Figure.
This year, there is potential for Sideshow Collectibles to announce the 2014 Blizzard-licensed product line-up at the Blizzard Entertainment booth # 115.
Funko’s 2013 catalog shared at the Toy Fair New York revealed the concept art of an upcoming line of StarCraft, Diablo and Warcraft POP Vinyl figures: Jim Raynor, Kerrigan, Tyrael, Diablo, Arthas & Illidan. By now they should have some prototypes to show (speculation of course). Update: Blizzard announced new Funko merchandise that will be on sale at the Blizzard Booth.
Simon & Schuster, Inc. — Potential to show the World of Warcraft: Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde and the 2014 line-up (unless it’s revealed at NYCC).
DC Entertainment might have announcements about the StarCraft Graphic Novel, and/or unveil plans for upcoming Blizzard Licensed graphic novels we haven’t heard of yet. (speculation)
It’s been a while we haven’t heard anything about the DC Unlimited Warcraft/StarCraft action figures. Diamond Distributors and the DC Comics booths might be a good spot to check out upcoming line-up.
Insight Editions might reveal the Diablo III: Book of Tyrael.
UDON is likely showcasing the World of Warcraft Tribute.
Last year, USApoly launched the Monopoly: World of Warcraft Collector’s Edition, and RISK: StarCraft Collector’s Edition. The Trivial Pursuit: World of Warcraft has been under the radar several months. SDCC might be a good place to show it to the world. Will it happen? Check out their booth to find out.
Finally, the XBox and SONY booths. I haven’t heard anything about Blizzard showcasing Diablo III (PS3), or Diablo III (Xbox 360). I’ll update if anything reaches my ears.
Among the Special Guests is Louise Simonson (DC Comics World of Warcraft). Tony Washington (DC Comics World of Warcraft) will be at the Artists Alley (table CC-20)
I added all the booths of interest by booth number / proximity. You can print the page or take a screenshot for your mobile. The Floor Map (PDF) can be found here.
Blizzplanet Map (shows booths of interest marked — 1.63MB / GIF). Make sure to hover your mouse over the image and click “Open in New Tab” for the full size.
|Simon & Schuster, Inc
Blizzard Entertainment and UDON are gearing up for the official release of the World of Warcraft Tribute book. This book contains professional and community art. I’ll update once launch party schedule becomes available.
Below you can see 9 preview images of the World of Warcraft Tribute.
Pre-orders of the World of Warcraft Tribute are available — save 25% off the regular price.
Coming Soon: World of Warcraft Tribute! Pre-orders now open for this stunning art collection inspired by the world’s biggest MMO!
Blizzard Entertainment and UDON are thrilled to announce that World of Warcraft Tribute is now available for pre-order! Scheduled for release in October 2013, this lush collection is sure to be one of the most in-demand art books of the holiday season. Be among the first to get this fantastic celebration of the World of Warcraft phenomenon by reserving your copy today!
World of Warcraft Tribute showcases professionals and fan artists alike, each paying homage to the most popular MMORPG of all time. The deluxe softcover edition includes over 200 illustrations from the international fan community, along with special pieces created exclusively for the collection by Blizzard’s own Samwise Didier and Arnold Tsang!
If that’s not enough to tempt you, check out the nine-page preview below for a sneak peek of the awesome artwork featured in World of Warcraft Tribute! Every denizen of Azeroth deserves to have this gorgeous artwork collection in their personal library!
Since its launch in 2004, World of Warcraft has become the most popular subscription-based MMORPG in the world. The original game and its four expansions, including the recently released Mists of Pandaria™, have earned critical acclaim and captured the imaginations of millions of players around the globe. – www.UDONentertainment.com
World of Warcraft Tribute
Cover by Samwise Didier
Release Date: October 2012
Price U.S.: $39.99
Page Count: 224, Color
Size: 8.25” wide x 11.75” long