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2009 New York Comic Con - Book Signing Schedule

UPDATE: Tokyopop will be located at booth 1621. Blizzard has a panel on Saturday, February 7th at 4pm.

Thus far two Blizzard book writers are attending the New York Comic Con this upcoming week through February 6-8.  Aaron Rosenberg will be book signing for Pocket Star Books on Sunday at 11am at the Simon & Schuster booth 1402.

Keith R.A. DeCandido will have a schedule by Monday, hopefully. If you want to find him he will be split back and forth between the BOOM! Studios booth 1313 pimping his Farscape # 1 comic book; Tokyopop booth and book signing at the Simon & Schuster booth 1402 on Saturday, February 7th from 5.30-6.30pm.

Friday
11am-2pm (roughly): BOOM! Studios booth (#1313).
2.15-3.15pm: BOOM! Studios panel (Room 1A06)—I’ll be in the audience heckling and being pointed at and mocked by the BOOM! guys.
3.15-4.14pm: IDW panel (Room 1A07)—again, I’ll be in the audience of this one and jumping up and down when they talk about my Alien Spotlight comic.
6-7pm: The Hero in Prose (Room 1A17)—Ron Goulart, Paul Kupperberg, Greg Rucka, Marv Wolfman, and I will discuss novels based on comics.

Saturday
11am-4pm (roughly): BOOM! Studios booth (#1313).
4-5pm: TokyoPop/Blizzard Games autographing (#1621).
5.30-6.30pm: Pocket Books authographing (#1602)—I’ll be pushing Star Trek: A Singular Destiny in particular at this signing, but I’ll also sign pretty much anything you shove under my nose…

((Non-Blizzard plug—BOOM! Studios will be offering a limited holofoil edition of their sold out comic FARSCAPE #1 available exclusively during New York Comic Con 2009.))

Chris Metzen and Micky Neilson will be book signing Pocket Star Books on Saturday, February 7th between 1:30 – 2:30 pm at the Simon & Schuster booth 1402.  And at the DC Comic booth later in the afternoon.

Make sure to visit Blizzplanet and WorldofWar.net’s New York Comic Con coverage showing you Blizzard Licensed Products from Pocket Books, Tokyopop, and DC Comics; Hot Babes, extravagant disguises, exclusive video interviews, photos and more.

Warcraft Legends Vol. 5 Front Cover Revealed

Richard A. Knaak sends heads up that Tokyopop revealed the front cover for the upcoming manga titled Warcraft Legends Vol. 5 due September 2009. The front cover shows a Dwarf and a Draenei fleeing in terror from … guess who? … The Headless Horseman from the Hallow’s End Season. You can view the front cover here. To find out more about Hallow’s End check out our wiki section.

Stay tuned this weekend for any breaking news from our New York Comic Con coverage. I am heading to the Jacobs K. Javits Center tomorrow to grab my press badge and to get photos and video of the Hot Babes and costumed fans. I will meet editors from Tokyopop, DC Comics and Pocket Star Books.

A reminder to those attending the event, drop by the Simon & Schuster booth 1402 on Saturday and Sunday at 3:00pm—the first 50 fans showing up sharp on-time will get an EXCLUSIVE bound galley of the WORLD OF WARCRAFT:  ARTHAS, RISE OF THE LICH KING.

2009 New York Comic Con: Pocket Books Giveaway

Simon & Schuster informed me something that New York Comic Con attendees will certainly love to know. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star Books) will be doing an exclusive giveaway !!! The first 50 fans showing up at their booth (1402) on Saturday at 3:00 P.M. and Sunday at 3:00 P.M. will receive a bound galley of the upcoming WORLD OF WARCRAFT:  ARTHAS, RISE OF THE LICH KING.

Sweet !!!

Note: Seems there will be a new Front Cover for ARTHAS. More later.

Pre-orders on this book are available here. It ships on April 21.

For information to get New York Comic Con tickets go here. To locate the booth 1402 check this map.

World of Warcraft: Arthas Description Available

Simon & Schuster provided the new description of the upcoming Christie Golden’s pocket star book World of Warcraft: Arthas, Rise of the Lich King—on bookstores by April 21. Simon & Schuster is already taking Pre-Orders here.  We posted its first chapter excerpt a few weeks ago. If you have done the Icecrown quests, this first chapter will pop your eyes … Matthias Lehner.

Frostmourne.

It was caught in a hovering, jagged chunk of ice, the runes that ran the length of its blade glowing a cool blue. Below it was a dais of some sort, standing on a large gently raised mound that was covered in a dusting of snow. A soft light, coming from somewhere high above where the cavern was open to daylight, shone down on the runeblade. The icy prison hid some details of the sword’s shape and form, exaggerated others. It was revealed and concealed at the same time, and all the more tempting, like a new lover imperfectly glimpsed through a gauzy curtain. Arthas knew the blade—it was the selfsame sword he had seen in his dream when he first arrived. The sword that had not killed Invincible, but that had brought him back healed and healthy. He’d thought it a good omen then, but now he knew it was a true sign. This was what he had come to find. This sword would change everything. Arthas stared raptly at it, his hands almost physically aching to grasp it, his fingers to wrap themselves around the hilt, his arms to feel the weapon swinging smoothly in the blow that would end Mal’Ganis, end the torment he had visited upon the people of Lordaeron, end this lust for revenge. Drawn, he stepped forward.

The uncanny elemental spirit drew its icy sword. “Turn away, before it is too late,” it intoned.

His evil is legend. Lord of the undead Scourge, wielder of the runeblade Frostmourne, and enemy of the free peoples of Azeroth. The Lich King is an entity of incalculable power and unparalleled malice—his icy soul utterly consumed by his plans to destroy all life on the…

But it was not always so. Long before his soul was fused with that of the orc shaman Ner’zhul, the Lich King was Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron and faithful paladin of the Silver Hand.

When a plague of undeath threatened all that he loved, Arthas was driven to pursue an ill-fated quest for a runeblade powerful enough to save his homeland. Yet the object of his search would exact a heavy price from its new master, beginning a horrifying descent into damnation. Arthas’s path would lead him through the arctic northern wastes toward the Frozen Throne, where he would face, at long last, the darkest of destinies.

Figure Prints Releases How They Are Made Video

Figure Prints recently dropped their lottery waiting list and they are taking instant orders on demand and printing them right away. To celebrate the growth of the company, they have released an awesome step-by-step video tour that captures the process of creating your unique FigurePrint World of Warcraft Character. The video has a full-screen mode button. Watch the video at their website.

Our friend Pig from WanderingGoblin recently reviewed his own Tauren Figure Print.

Now is a great time to order a custom statue of your favorite World of Warcraft

SteelSeries - New Wrath of the Lich King Keyboard and Gaming Surfaces

Blizzard announced four new products from the SteelSeries folks based on the Wrath of the Lich King. If you already own the Zboard keyboard, you can buy the Wrath of the Lich King keyset individually.

Blizzard Quote:
Just in time for the journey to Northrend, SteelSeries is launching a new line of Wrath of the Lich King-themed peripherals: the new Zboard Limited Edition Gaming Keyboard, Qck Limited Edition Lich King Exclusive Gaming Surface, and 5C Limited Edition Frost Wyrm Exclusive Gaming Surface. All are made with high-quality materials and feature artwork from Wrath of the Lich King. Please visit SteelSeries.com for full details on each of their features and availability.

Sideshow WoW Diorama 30% Discount Only Through January 30th

As reported recently, Sideshow Collectibles ran a poll to decide which product would get the 30% discount axe.  Because You voted, Sideshow has deemed the WoW Diorama winner of the poll.  The World of Warcraft Blood Elf Rogue vs. Draenei Paladin Polystone Diorama is now available at $209.99 ONLY through January 30th and while supplies last. Go grab yours here.

A copy of this diorama will arrive to my home soon. Expect a review and video footage of this awesome polystone statue on Worldofwar.net

Sideshow: Our first Vote for your Discount promotion is now over. The Blood Elft Vs Draenei Paladin Diorama won and is available at a 30% discount for January 30th 2009 only! Place your in-stock order today! Click Here. Offer good only while supplies last.

Sideshow Collectibles Vote Call: 30% Off World of Warcraft Diorama

Sideshow Collectibles just informed me they have a special Voting Poll to knock 30% off one out of three choices. If you cast your vote now, and the World of Warcraft Blood Elf Rogue vs. Draenei Paladin Diorama wins the poll, Sideshow will be offering a $100 discount on Friday, January 30th. The retail price is normally $299. Hurry up and cast your vote. The poll won’t last long. Cast your vote here.

Would you like to save over $16 on Padme Amidala – Llum Mission 12-inch Figure, over $67 on the Grey Hulk Legendary Scale Bust or $100 on the Blood Elf VS Draenei Paladin Diorama? Cast a vote for your favorite discount and be sure to visit SideshowCollectilbes.com on Friday, January 30th for a chance to grab the winning collectible at its greatly reduced price! Please note: This sale will be available for 24 hours on January 30th and only while supplies last.

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