Top Cow at Comic-Con

Comic-Con starts tonight! Huzzah Comic-Con! Top Cow will be at Comic-Con, which, for fans of the bodacious bovine, is noteworthy only if they know when they can expect to see their favorite Top Cow personalities. Top Cow's full programming schedule is after the jump, and there are tons of Comic-Con exclusive goods you can pick up. TOP COW AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND THE PREMIERE OF NEW TOP COW BOOKS LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 20th, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today its plans for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention brought together in the San Diego Convention Center in California from July 23rd-26th. Top Cow will set up in booth #2629 and barrels into the convention with exclusives, preview books and free goodies to augment their headlining announcements, including free copies of Berserker #0, the Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer First Look, tons of Top Cow bookmarks, and lots more (while supplies last). Fans are invited to join Marc Silvestri (Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia), Matt Hawkins (President of Top Cow) and Filip Sablik (Publisher of Top Cow) as they hit you with a hurricane of exciting news and announcements from comics, film, television, anime, and much more! Joining them will be Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Berserker), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible), along with a multitude of media and comic special guests! Don't miss major announcements regarding the Witchblade feature film, The Magdalena feature film, and The Darkness video game! The panel will be featured in room 7AB from 4:30pm–5:30pm under the title, Top Cow: Comics & Multi-Media, on Saturday, July 25th. Fans wanting to get in on the Berserker signing with Milo Ventimiglia, Russ Cundiff, and Rick Loverd will need to attend the Top Cow panel in order to secure a free ticket. The signing will take place at the Top Cow booth immediately following the panel. Top Cow has an exciting and varied list of creators signing which include fan favorites like Marc Silvestri, Ron Marz (Witchblade), Phil Hester (The Darkness), Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade), Michael Broussard (The Darkness), and Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Annual). Making his first Comic-Con appearance will be Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer). Top Cow will also host a special signing with wrestling legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, who will be on hand Friday from 1:00pm-2:00pm to promote and sign free posters promoting his new film, Damage. Fans will need to obtain a free ticket for the Austin signing, which will be available at the Top Cow booth on Wednesday night, throughout the day Thursday, and Friday morning (while supplies last). A complete signing schedule follows (please check the booth daily for updates as the schedule is subject to change without notice): Wednesday 6PM-7PM Witchblade Eric Basaldua Stjepan Sejic 7PM-8PM Top Cow All Stars Michael Broussard Joshua Hale Fialkov Nelson Blake II Thursday 9:45-10:45 Zero G Alex Zamm Jason Badower 11:00-12:00 Witchblade Stjepan Sejic Rick Basaldua 12:00-1:00 Pilot Season Joshua Hale Fialkov Marc Bernardin Adam Freeman 1:00-2:00 Darkness Michael Broussard Phil Hester Rob Levin 2:00-3:00 Darkness / Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer Nelson Blake II Kenneth Rocafort Mark Waid (at the Boom! Studios booth) Troy Peteri 3:00-5:00 Witchblade Stjepan Sejic Ron Marz Eric Basaldua 5:00-6:00 Top Cow In-House Artists Nelson Blake II Rick Basaldua Sheldon Mitchell Friday 9:45-10:45 Big Trouble in Little China Jason Badower Evan Bleiweiss 11:00-12:00 Darkness Phil Hester Michael Broussard Frazer Irving 12:00-1:00 Cyberforce/ Hunter Killer Kenneth Rocafort Mark Waid (at 12:30 PM; at the Boom! Studios booth) Marc Silvestri 1:00-2:00 Stone Cold Steve Austin "Damage" signing (ticket required) 2:00-3:00 Pilot Season Joshua Hale Fialkov Marc Bernardin Adam Freeman 3:00-4:00 Witchblade Ron Marz Stjepan Sejic Eric Basaldua Troy Peteri 4:00-5:00 Tracker/Berserker Jonathan Lincoln Francis Tsai Rick Loverd 5:00-6:00 Witchblade Nelson Blake II Paul Jenkins Rick Basaldua Saturday 10:00-11:30 Image United (at the Image Booth) Marc Silvestri 10:00-11:00 Beneath the Darkness Paul Jenkins Sheldon Mitchell 11:00-12:00 Pilot Season Joshua Hale Fialkov Marc Bernardin Adam Freeman 12:00-1:00 Top Cow In-House Artists Eric Basaldua Neslon Blake II Sheldon Mitchell 1:00-2:00 Witchblade Ron Marz Stjepan Sejic Marc Silvestri 1:00-2:00 Photoshoot with Witchblade Through the Ages 2:00-3:00 Darkness Marc Silvestri Phil Hester Michael Broussard 3:00-4:00 Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer Kenneth Rocafort Mark Waid (signing at Boom! Studios) Eric Basaldua 4:00-5:00 Tracker Jonathan Lincoln Francis Tsai Troy Peteri 5:00-5:40 Witchblade Eric Basaldua Rick Basaldua 5:45-7:00 Berserker (ticket required) Milo Ventimiglia Russ Cundliff Rick Loverd Sunday 11:00-12:00 Darkness Michael Broussard Nelson Blake II Rob Levin 12:00-1:00 Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer/Witchblade Stjepan Sejic Kenneth Rocafort Troy Peteri 1:00-2:00 Top Cow In-House Artists Eric Basaldua Rick Basaldua Shedon Mitchell Also at the Top Cow booth, the publisher will offer several items exclusive to San-Diego Comic-Con. This includes a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover to Witchblade #128 featuring the artwork of Stjepan Sejic and an exclusive variant cover homage to Frank Frazetta by Kenneth Rocafort to Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1. Alongside these comic variant covers, the Top Cow Booth (#2629) will be selling Comic-Con exclusives of The Top Cow Bible softcover and The Art of Top Cow hard cover (books premiering at the San Diego Comic-Con Top Cow Booth). Top Cow will also debut a special First Look issue for a new series entitled Tracker, produced in conjunction with Heroes and Villains Entertainment. Fans should note that because of anticipated crowding issues; artists appearing at the Top Cow booth will only be able to do a limited amount of free sketches per sitting. Sketch tickets will be available at the beginning of each day of the show. Sketch tickets are limited one per fan per day. Fans must be present at the appointed signing time to redeem their sketch ticket. Not all artists appearing at the Top Cow booth will offer free sketches and fans should inquire at the booth on the morning they plan to get a sketch for availability.