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IDW Publishing turns 15 and celebrates at WonderCon Anaheim this weekend

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IDW Publishing is celebrating their 15 years of publishing in 2014 and the party is coming to WonderCon Anaheim 2014 this weekend. The weekend is highlighted by big panels, big signings, incredible exclusives, and what IDW promises to be big surprises. Joining IDW all weekend long as their Guest of Honor is "Locke & Key" co-creator, Gabriel Rodriguez who will appear on panels, and signing at the IDW Booth #309. Rodriguez will discuss his upcoming project, "Little Nemo in Slumberland," with writer Eric Shanower.

With WonderCon kicking off today, the IDW big announcements begin as well.

First at the IDW & Hasbro:Transformers, G.I. JOE & More! Panel 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm in Room 213. Featuring Editor & Writer John Barber and Editor Carlos Guzman, along with Flint Dille and Mairghread Scott for a sneak peek behind all of IDW's Hasbro titles: "Transformers," "G.I. JOE," "My Little Pony." "Littlest Pet Shop." There will be prizes to go with the announcements and just for showing up, you have a chance to win a "My Little Pony" variant that is limited to only 12 copies.

IDW Publishing: Hidden Treasures Panel begins today at 5:30 pm in Room 213. IDW's VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood and to discuss some of IDW's more interesting programs and undiscovered gems along with their stable of incredibly hot creators. Featuring David Wohl's Darby Pop imprint, the writer of the hit digital "America's Army" comics and more, come down and witness Wood pull back the curtain on IDW's most exciting new projects for 2014 and beyond.

The entire scope of IDW's publishing plans will come out on Saturday from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm in Room 213. IDW Publishing: The Greatest Panel in the Known Universe is the panel to hear the latest from Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, Senior Editor Scott Dunbier and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, with Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower, Brian Lynch, Sarah Gaydos, Mike Johnson, and Tom Waltz for announcements,prizes, Q&A, semi-professional wrestling, and more.

One of the most popular line of books from IDW are the glamorous Artst's Edition hardcovers and only IDW makes them the best in the market place. So Saturday, Scott Dunbier will host IDW Publishing: The One & Only Original Artist's Edition Panel from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in Room 210A. If you love comic book art this is the place to be.

The panels wrap up Sunday April 20th at the IDW Publishing: Kids Comics! Ponies, Turtles & More! Panel 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm in Room 213. Editors Sarah Gaydos and Carlos Guzman, with PR & Marketing Manager Rosalind Morehead, discuss the growing slate of all ages titles at IDW-including "My Little Pony," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures," "Samurai Jack," "Powerpuff Girls," "Ben 10," "Ghostbusters," "Popeye," "KISS Kids," and more! Plus, free comics...and just by showing up, you have a chance to win a "My Little Pony" variant that was limited to only 12 copies!

The full schedule of events with in booth signings can be found at the IDW website. See the WonderCon exclusive variants below.

'Transformers: Regeneration' #100 Convention Variant Exclusive
'Transformers: Regeneration' #100 Convention Variant Exclusive Andrew Wildman

'Transformers: Regeneration' #100 Convention Variant Exclusive

"Transformers: Regeneration" #100 Limited Convention Variant Exclusive, with cover by Andrew Wildman. $10.00 (Limited to 600 copies, limit of 3 per customer).


'V-Wars' #1 WonderCon Anaheim Exclusive Variant
'V-Wars' #1 WonderCon Anaheim Exclusive Variant Tony Vargas / IDW Publishing

'V-Wars' #1 WonderCon Anaheim Exclusive Variant

"V-Wars" #1 Exclusive Show Variant, $5.00 (Limited to 300 copies, limit of 3 per customer).

Written by Jonathan Maberry and art by Alan Robinson. When a sniper's bullet kills the pro-peace Speaker of the House and a terrorist vampire cell takes credit, the Vampire War erupts hotter and bloodier than ever. Join IDW and New York Times best-selling author, Jonathan Maberry, as we take you on a non-stop thrill ride of action, horror and suspense! Welcome to the V-WARS!

Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key: Artist's Edition Portfolio Early Release
Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key: Artist's Edition Portfolio Early Release Gabriel Rodgriguez / IDW Publishing

Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key: Artist's Edition Portfolio Early Release

Gabriel Rodriguez's "Locke & Key: Artist's Edition Portfolio" Early Release Exclusive. An early release of 100 copies, unavailable anywhere else, and available for signing from IDW's Guest of Honor, Gabriel Rodriguez. Price: $40.00.

'24' #1 WonderCon Anaheim Exclusive Variant Cover
'24' #1 WonderCon Anaheim Exclusive Variant Cover Paul Shipper / IDW Publishing

'24' #1 WonderCon Anaheim Exclusive Variant Cover

"24" #1 Exclusive Show Variant - $10.00 (Limited to 200 copies, limit of 3 per customer).

Written by Ed Brisson,  art by Michael Gaydos - Jack Bauer lives again! Before the Emmy Award-winning drama returns to your television with "Live Another Day," find out what the heroic agent has been up to in the several years following the events of the final season. Re-starting the clock on the high-octane saga are writing sensation Ed Brisson ("Secret Avengers") and Eisner Award nominee Michael Gaydos ("Alias"). 

"Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega" HC Convention Exclusive
"Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega" HC Convention Exclusive Gabriel Rodgriguez / IDW Publishing

"Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega" HC Convention Exclusive

"Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega" HC Exclusive Variant - $40.00 (Limited to 300 copies, limit of 3 per customer).

The shadows have never been darker and the end has never been closer. Turn the key and open the last door; it's time to say goodbye. The final arc of New York Times bestselling "Locke & Key" by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez comes to a thunderous and compelling conclusion. An event not to be missed.

'7th Sword' #1 Exclusive Show Variant
'7th Sword' #1 Exclusive Show Variant Darby Pop

'7th Sword' #1 Exclusive Show Variant

"7th Sword" #1 Exclusive Show Variant, $5.00. By special arrangement with Darby Pop, See IDW Employee for details.

Written by John Raffo. Art by Nelson Blake II. Daniel Cray-a samurai mercenary-stumbles upon the legendary city of ZenZion, a mysterious desert outpost under siege from a vicious warlord. The peace-loving citizenry beg Cray to defend them… forcing Cray to reluctantly draw his deadly 'Malathane' sword one last time to battle a relentless army of robots and their savage masters. Science Fiction meets Samurai in an epic new adventure from John Raffo.


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