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Monday, July 15, 2013

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2013



It's that time of year again! And as always, Ninja Pizza is your go-to source for everything TMNT at Comic-Con! If you'll be at the show, check out the points of interest below. If you'll be watching Comic-Con from home, be sure to follow Ninja Pizza on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest updates as they happen!

All dates, times, locations, and generally everything is subject to change.

Panels:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman
When: Thursday, 10-11am
Where: Room 9
A special discussion about all things TMNT featuring co-creator Kevin Eastman! Join Eastman and other members of the IDW Publishing TMNT creative brain trust, including editor Bobby Curnow and writer Tom Waltz, for what promises to be one shell of a fun and informative time!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Action Figure Showcase
When: Thursday, 2-3pm
Where: Room 25ABC
Members of the mutant marketing team for Playmates Toys-the master toy licensee for TMNT since the 1980s-prepare to "unleash shell," discussing what's now, new, and next for the articulated heroes on a half-shell. Get sneak peeks at future toys (perhaps some from season 2 of the Turtles' animated series or the upcoming TMNT movie), and ask questions of "team green" members who've worked on all three incarnations of the Turtles since their debut decades ago.
Go Green! With the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team: Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
When: Friday, 2:15-3:15pm
Where: Room 6A
Check out Nick’s latest mutation as Executive Producers Ciro Nieli and Peter Hastings and Story Editor Brandon Auman discuss the upcoming finale for Season 1 and get an exclusive look at what’s in store for Season 2. Meet members of the incredible Ninja cast: Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder). Stick around for the “unmasking” of a fan-favorite character.
IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles, and More!
When: Sunday, 11am-12pm
Where: Room 4
Editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz (and a host of amazing creators) 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!

Signings:

Nickelodeon TMNT Cast & Crew
When:
Friday, 3:45-515pm
Who: Sean Astin, Rob Paulsen, Greg Cipes, Mae Whitman, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Ciro Nieli
Where: Nickelodeon booth (#4113)

IDW TMNT Creative Team
When: Friday, 6-7pm
Who: Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn
Where: IDW booth (#2643)

IDW TMNT Creative Team

When: Saturday, 12-1pm
Who: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn
Where: IDW booth (#2643)

Artists' Alley:

Who: Michael Dooney
Known For: Drawing countless Turtles
Where: DD-22

Who: Dave Garcia
Known For: TMNT Adventures, creator of Panda Khan
Where: GG-17

Elsewhere:

Who: Kevin Eastman
Known For: TMNT co-creator
Where: Booth #1529 (Heavy Metal)

Who: Alex Deligiannis
Known For: Artist at Nickelodeon, TMNT mega-fan
Where: Booth #1802

Exclusives:



What: Shredder figure with chrome armor and removable helmet.
Where: Nickelodeon booth (#4113)
Price: $30



What: TMNT Funko Pop! Metallic Variants
Where: Funko book (#5343)
Price: $15/each


What (left): TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 variant cover
Where: Diamond Comic Distributors booth (#2401)
Price: $4

What (right): TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 variant cover
Where: Awesome Conventions booth (#620)
Price: $20


What (left): TMNT: Ultimate Collection Vol. 4 black & white variant cover
Where: IDW Booth (#2643) [pre-order here]
Price: $50

What (right): Kevin Eastman's TMNT Artobiography black & white variant cover
Where: IDW booth (#2643) [pre-order here]
Price: $50

What (not pictured): TMNT on-going #21 comic-folio
Where: IDW booth (#2643)
Price: $35
Notes: This is an IDW Limited item that will be available in limited quantities at the show. Additional quantities will be made available online within a few weeks. Watch Ninja Pizza for more information as it becomes available.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

IDW Comic-Con Exclusives Now Available for Pre-Order



Two Comic-Con exclusives from IDW are now available for pre-order. They are the black and white cover variant of TMNT Ultimate Collection Vol. 4 (previously available at WonderCon) and a variant cover of the upcoming re-release of Kevin Eastman's TMNT Artobiography.


Each book is $50 and is only available to be picked up at the show. Click the titles below to order!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Collection Vol. 4
Kevin Eastman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Artobiography

Friday, June 28, 2013

Exclusive Comic-Con Shredder Figure



An exclusive chrome-plated Shredder with removable helmet action figure will be available for sale at Comic-Con in San Diego next month.

Complete information on the availability of this figure will (hopefully) be included with Ninja Pizza's annual round-up of TMNT items and events for Comic-Con, currently scheduled to be published Monday, July 15.

Stay tuned!

Nickelodeon's Casey Jones Revealed



It has been officially announced that Josh Peck will be the voice of Casey Jones when we see him in season 2 of Nickelodeon's current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CG cartoon series.

To celebrate the return of this classic TMNT character, an exclusive Casey Jones poster will be available for sale at Comic-Con in San Diego next month (pictured left).

Also announced was a TMNT Q&A panel that will be held on Friday, July 19, at Comic-Con. The panel will be 2:15-3:15pm in Room 6A.

Complete TMNT at Comic-Con details will be compiled and posted on Ninja Pizza Monday, July 15.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Exclusive! Interview with the 2012 TMNT Voice Cast



One of my highlights not just of this year's Comic-Con, but of all the 14 years I've attended Comic-Con, occurred this July 13, the day Nickelodeon was most heavily promoting the new TMNT CGI cartoon series. After spending a day full of talking to the press, including the TMNT panel in the morning and a lunchtime autograph signing, that Friday afternoon the brotherhood of Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Jason Biggs, and Rob Paulsen were on the other side of a table talking to little ol' me.

It had been meant to be a shared roundtable experience, with other interviewers, but the way circumstances worked out I found myself going solo with them. I wasn't quite prepared for that! But luckily they bounced thoughts off of each other quite naturally, which brought out some fun conversation and interesting information.

I had to miss the IDW panel in order to make this appointment, but it was obviously well worth that sacrifice. I took the audio I recorded and produced it into the video below. Enjoy!


A huge hand of thanks to everyone at Nickelodeon, especially the entire voice cast!

Monday, July 23, 2012

TMNT Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012




At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Nickelodeon hosted a panel that gave fans a sneak preview of the new series, as well as a chance to see and hear the new voice actors. After all the panelists were brought out, Executive Producer Ciro Nieli showed us "The Pitch" he had presented to Nickelodeon, which ended up getting him the job. We were also shown an early test clip of animation.

After Ciro's time was up, the new voice cast for the show answered questions from moderator Rich Magallanes, Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon Animation. As we've known, the cast includes Jason Biggs (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder).

Below is a collection of all the video clips I personally recorded during this panel. I've also inserted some of the animation clips we were shown during the panel. Convention rules didn't allow the recording of these clips during the panel, but Nickelodeon released them online later that day.


Nickelodeon also released online their own recording of the panel, although it's in the wrong aspect ratio and doesn't feature the same awesome handheld qualities as the above video. ;)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Turtles Defeat Foot in Comic-Con Battle




At Comic-Con last weekend, Nickelodeon hosted a "Turtles vs. Foot" battle that challenged Convention goers to choose a side in the battle of good against evil. To participate, you had to find and visit a truck parked in a parking lot next to Petco Park in downtown San Diego. At the truck, you chose your side and claimed a trucker hat that displayed your allegiance. To earn the hat you had to visit http://www.turtlesvsfoot.com and accomplish a series a tasks, the key one being sharing the promotion on Twitter and/or Facebook. (If you didn't have a smartphone to do this on, the staff at the truck was very accommodating and accepted generic sharing of the link to Twitter or Facebook, or a "promise" to do so.)



People who were spotted by the prize crew wearing their trucker hat could win a bag of TMNT goodies. Where the prize crew lurked was a bit of a mystery, but I finally spotted them running through the line to get into the TMNT panel on Friday morning, which was when I got my prize bag. I spotted them again circling the Nickelodeon booth on Saturday morning, where there was a constantly long line for the merchandise booth.


The prize bags were really neat tote bags (first seen at Toy Fair this past February) that were for sale at the merchandise booth for $20. Inside the bag the contents varied, but generally included a couple of posters (one a recreation of the first TMNT comic book cover with the new Nickelodeon CGI Turtles, one a Turtle dressed as the Mona Lisa), a T-shirt or two (the TMNT shell shirts or designer shirts available from the merchandise booth), and an autographed toy from the personal collection of Kevin Eastman.

One of the tasks on the Turtles Vs. Foot website allowed you to receive a call from either Splinter or Shredder (depending on the side you had chosen). You can hear these two pre-recorded messages below.

Splinter Incoming Message: (download)


Shredder Incoming Message: (download)


If you called back the number you received these two calls from, you heard another message inviting you to leave a message.

Splinter Outgoing Message: (download)


Shredder Outgoing Message: (download)


In the end, to no surprise, the Turtles won the battle against the Foot! Turtle Power!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2012 TMNT Guide to San Diego Comic-Con



Comic-Con starts tomorrow! If you're lucky enough to be attending, there's a lot of exciting points of interest for TMNT fans. I've pulled out the biggest highlights and listed them below. It sounds like Nickelodeon has one or two other surprises in store, so be sure to keep following Ninja Pizza on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news!






EXCLUSIVES


Night Shadow Leonardo
Details on the availability of this figure haven't been released, but pictures of it appeared on Playmates' website last week. The current guess is that it will be available for sale at the Nickelodeon booth (#4113) for around $20.

IDW Comics, TMNT #11 Exclusive Cover
As previously reported, IDW will have a special Convention-exclusive variant of TMNT #11 at their booth (#2643) for $5. The 40 people who pre-ordered the special Convention bundle of the Ultimate Collection hardcovers will be able to pick up their purchases at the booth, as well. This item is not available for walk-up purchase.

PANELS


FRIDAY, JULY 13
10:15-11:15, Room 6BCF - Go Green! With the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team: Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Experience Nickelodeon's very first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Comic-Con panel, as executive producer Ciro Nieli sets up the new series and unveils never-before-seen footage. Meet the incredible Ninja cast: Jason Biggs (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), Hoon Lee (Splinter), and Mae Whitman (April O'Neil). Hear and see the radical undertaking of this 25-year-old property and some of the creative insights that have taken it to new and reinvigorating heights. Prepare to be shell-shocked! Moderated by Rich Magallanes, senior VP of current series for Nickelodeon.

FRIDAY, JULY 13
4:00-5:00, Room 4 - The IDW Show (55 min, TV-MA): Hosts Chris Ryall and Dirk Wood welcome guests Duane Swierczynski, Brea and Zane Grant, John Layman, Zach Howard, Conor McCreary, and Anthony Del Col. Plus special announcements by Bobby Curnow, Stupid Audience Tricks, and musical guest Alan Robert and The Grants. NEW (CC)

AUTOGRAPHS


THURSDAY, JULY 12
6:00–7:00pm, IDW Booth (#2643)
TMNT Comic Crew – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan

FRIDAY, JULY 13
12:30pm, Nickelodeon Booth (#4113)
Nickelodeon Voice Cast & Crew - Ciro Nieli (Executive Producer), Jason Biggs (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), and more. (I think this signing may also include Kevin Michael Richardson, Hoon Lee, and Mae Whitman, but I don't have confirmation that they'll be there.)

SATURDAY, JULY 14
11:00am–12:00pm, IDW Booth (#2643)
TMNT Comic Crew – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan

PEOPLE TO SEE


Kevin Eastman - Expect to find TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman throughout the weekend at the Heavy Metal booth, #1529.

Ernie Reyes Jr. - Ernie, known to TMNT fans as Donatello's stunt double in the first TMNT movie and Keno the Pizza Delivery Boy in TMNT 2, will be at booth #5112-5118 with his new comic book, Sonny's Dragons. This comic book is of particular interest to TMNT fans, as it was drawn by the one and only Jim Lawson!

Michael Dooney - This TMNT artist extrodinare will be at Artists' Alley booth #DD-22 throughout the weekend.

Dave Garcia - Mr. Garcia did work on the old TMNT Adventures comic book series. He and his wife Monica also created the character Panda Khan, who TMNT fans should know as an old Playmates action figure. He will be at Artists' Alley booth #FF-11.

Erik Larsen - Find Erik Larsen of Image Comics fame, who was also a key player in the publishing of TMNT VOl. 3, at Artists' Alley booth #II-16.

David Petersen - David Petersen is well-known for his Mouse Guard comic books, and has recently become a recognizable name to TMNT fans for his recent cover art work on the TMNT Micro-Series books from IDW. He will be at Artists' Alley booth #GG-09

James Silvani - James Silvani has done some TMNT licensing art in recent years. You can find him at Artists' Alley booth #DD-11.

Monday, July 9, 2012

New TMNT Series to Premiere Sept. 29




Nickelodeon has announced that the new TMNT CGI series will debut on September 29, 2012 at 11am. The one hour premiere event will launch the 26-episode season. Nickelodeon also officially announced for the first time three additional members of the voice cast: Mae Whitman as April O’Neil, Hoon Lee as Master Splinter, and Kevin Michael Richardson as Shredder. All three, together with the voices of the Turtles (Jason Biggs, Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, and Rob Paulsen) will be appearing at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday.

Stay tuned to Ninja Pizza all week for full Comic-Con coverage!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

IDW San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives




A very exclusive TMNT item to be sold only at San Diego Comic-Con has become available for pre-order on IDW's website. Pictured above is a special full-color slip cover that comes packages with IDW's TMNT Ultimate Editions Vol. 1-3. The three volumes included will be the variant black and white cover versions. The outside slip cover features some of the same cover art by Kevin Eastman, which has also been colored by Kevin. This package is selling for $200 and is reportedly limited to 40 copies. You can pre-order the set here, but the only shipping option is picking up the set at the convention.

Also available at the convention is an exclusive cover variant of TMNT #11, the regular covers of which will be in stores this Wednesday. This variant is limited to 500 copies and will sell for $5 at the IDW booth.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

TMNT Panel Planned for Comic-Con



It's been assumed that Nickelodeon would have a strong TMNT presence at San Diego Comic-Con to advertise the upcoming new TV series, and now we've seen a first glimpse at exactly what it is they have planned.

As reported by Variety, a panel for the show will be held on Friday of the convention. Panelists will include the four Turtles voice actors from the show - Jason Biggs (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), and Greg Cipes (Michelangelo) - as well as executive producer Ciro Nieli.

Additionally, the Nickelodeon booth in the exhibitor hall will have visits from TMNT costumed characters, and possibly autograph signings.

Be sure to stay tuned to Ninja Pizza for more Comic-Con details as the show draws near! And, if you can't make it to the Con, Ninja Pizza will have full coverage of everything TMNT throughout Comic-Con weekend, July 11-15.

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Photos & Info From Toy Fair




Iiiiiit's Toy Fair! After a couple weeks of exciting lead-up, Toy Fair officially started over the weekend and we've started to see some new pictures, and with them a few new details.

The first bit of business is a sign that is hanging in the Playmates display, which outlines Nickelodeon's goal for the TMNT over the next few years.


The picture is a bit blurry, so let's go through it together.

  • New episodes committed through 2015. (Woohoo!)
  • Fall 2012: North American debut (US & Canada)
  • 2013: International launches
  • Fall 2013: TV show stripped on Nickelodeon (i.e. it'll run at the same time every day, Monday - Friday)
  • Paramount live-action feature film in development

As it says at the top, Nickelodeon truly seems committed to making the TMNT, once again, into a huge TV series and consumer product powerhouse! Turtle Power, indeed!

Another photo shows a TV screen that seems to indicate Playmates/Nickelodeon is showing animation clips, as well as a "Sizzle" reel. Hopefully these will be released to the web soon!


Moving on to the actual exhibit display, here's a wide shot showing a bunch of the basic figures.


A lot of these figures we've already seen, but the exciting thing is that there are some new ones we haven't! And there are even more concept designs not yet created as prototypes.

A close-up look at the newly revealed prototypes:

Dogpound


Metalhead
Fishface

And the figures still only in the concept stage, which are scheduled to be in stores in Spring 2013.

Leatherhead


Stinkweed
Baxter Stockman


Baxter Stockman is shown in the armor we saw him in in the animatic pilot shown at the Fan Preview Event last year.

Additional news that's been reported is that, apparently, only Toys R Us is currently committed to the Classics figures. They are trying to add more (that's part of the purpose of Toy Fair, after all), but if you don't have a TRU near you, you can also expect to find them at various e-tailers.

And, lastly, there is also a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive figure planned, although it's not specified if it's for this year or next year. (Let's just assume for now that it's for this year, because that sounds like a pretty awesome way to kick off the TMNT hype.)

Hit up these links to see more great pics from Toy Fair:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nickelodeon TMNT "Mutation in Progress" Comic-Con Event



Check in desk.
The Comic-Con "Mutation in Progress" event was held on Friday at Basic in downtown San Diego. All of the giant glass plate windows of the place were adorned with double-sided decals that created giant images of the Turtles on both the outside of the building and on the inside. Three sessions (all with the same content) were held at 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm, with pizza and beverages provided. I attended the 6pm show and arrived to find many familiar faces and friends hanging out outside the premises. Also hanging out were some of the ninja street team I had spotted earlier in the Gaslamp. They were handing out ribbon bandanas that had the new TMNT logo on them. None of the information revealed was particularly new if you've been paying attention (especially here on Ninja Pizza!), but I'm going to do a straight run-down of all of it. (Hold tight. This is gonna get a bit long.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

IDW Report From Comic-Con; TMNT Micro-Series Announced



Poster from the
Diamond/Previews booth.
As could be expected with the title launch only a month away, IDW made sure to let all of Comic-Con know that the Turtles are coming back. The cover to issue #2 adorned part of the IDW booth, and either by design or happy coincidence, the Diamond/Previews booth also had a poster up.

At the IDW booth.
The ashcan, which features the first eight pages of issue #1 and an interview with Dan Duncan, Tom Waltz, and Kevin Eastman, was available for taking, and I think they ran out on Saturday. Attendees of Nickelodeon's preview event also got a copy of the ashcan, and heard IDW editor Bobby Curnow briefly talk about the new series. On Saturday, IDW held a booth signing with Dan, Tom, and Kevin, which I hear was really well-attended (I showed up right when it started, so I was out of there pretty quick).

Raphael Micro-Series is announced.
At IDW's panel on Thursday, the biggest news was the announcement of the return of the Micro-Series books that feature solo Turtle adventures. The first book will be Raphael, written by Brian Lynch and art by Franko Uru, which is scheduled for November 2011. The other Turtles will soon follow. And it was also announced that the TMNT would be fair game for future multi-license projects. About the regular series, it was said that it will be 100% brand new, and they're especially looking forward to bringing the Turtles into the 21st Century. But the core spirit of the Turtles will still be there. They will be aiming to appeal to both a brand new audience, as well as the existing hardcore fans. You can expect to see Casey Jones, alley battles, new bad guys, April O'Neil, and Baxter Stockman. It was also revealed in the interview in the back of the ashcan that one of the new characters is a local pizza boy named Woody.

The inside back cover of
the exclusive ashcan comic.
I had a chance to chat with Tom Waltz a bit while waiting to get into Nickelodeon's preview event, and he confirmed that both Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird are providing annotations for the upcoming Ultimate hardcover collections. Very cool!

And for anyone wondering about the layouts Kevin is providing for the series, he had photo copies of two or three issues worth with him at the Heavy Metal booth and they are AMAZING!! They are incredibly detailed, and pure Kevin. Don't be surprised if IDW eventually publishes them. They're that good.

If you didn't get to Comic-Con, I'll be giving away some copies of the ashcan in the very near future! Stay tuned!

Monday, July 18, 2011

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2011



San Diego Comic-Con 2011 cometh!! And with it, an exciting line-up of TMNT events and promotions. The three biggest items of note are the plans for IDW's convention floor booth, the "Mutation in Progress" private TMNT event on Friday, July 22, and Kevin Eastman's reissue of his TMNT 25th anniversary book.




AT THE IDW BOOTH (#2643)
  • Visitors to Comic-Con can pick up a free ashcan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and get an early look at the upcoming August release for the new series.
  • Members of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be signing at the IDW booth, #2643.
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Ashcan (FREE) will be available at the IDW booth, #2643, during Comic-Con, while supplies last.
  • TMNT "Launch Party" at the IDW booth on Saturday, from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Kevin Eastman, Dan Duncan, and Tom Waltz will be signing the ashcan comic.


    KEVIN EASTMAN
    Per usual, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman will spend much of the Con at the Heavy Metal booth (#1529). As previously reported, Kevin will be selling the reissue of his TMNT 25th Anniversary book, with four different covers available. And if you ask him nicely, he'll probably draw a picture in it for you.

    Kevin will also be signing at the Hero Initiative booth (#5003) on two occasions:
    Friday, July 22 - 5:30pm-7:00pm
    Saturday, July 23 - 11:30am-1:00pm

    MICHAEL DOONEY
    Look for Mirage Studios artist Michael Dooney to be selling and drawing art in Artists' Alley (#DD-22) throughout the weekend.

    SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
    Expect the upcoming Shredder comiquette statue to be on display, somewhere within their massive floor space (#1929 - This is almost right next to the Heavy Metal booth).

    MUTATION IN PROGRESS EVENT
    As previously reported, this event will be on Friday and a ticket is required. Fans will be treated to a one hour preview of Nickelodeon's up-coming TMNT CGI series, as well as the new toys from Playmates and the new comic book series from IDW. Sessions are at 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm. Pizza will be served!

    PANELS
    There are even more panels with TMNT-related guests participating; these are some of the highlights that I've picked out. The only panel that is likely to feature TMNT content is the IDW panel on Thursday.


    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    TMNT "Mutation in Progress" Event Set for Comic-Con



    If you've been watching Facebook or Twitter, you've heard by now that there will be a special "Mutation in Progress" event held during Comic-Con next week in San Diego. Here's some additional information on the event, as well as some ways in which you can get a ticket (if you don't yet have one).

    On Friday, July 22, there will be a special fan preview event for a limited number of invited guests. TMNT fans will get a sneak peek of the “Mutation in Progress” of the new animated TV series, including a look at the new comics from IDW and toys from Playmates. There will be three one-hour previews, at 4, 5 and 6 PM at an off-site location close to the convention center.

    Fans can come by the Nickelodeon booth at Comic-Con to learn more about how they might get a ticket. They can also be on the lookout at the convention for ticket giveaways via a ninja street team and a series of Foursquare check-ins. A select number of tickets are also being given out in advance of Comic-Con via a series of giveaways by @TMNTMaster on Twitter this week.

    Capacity for the event is extremely limited and all guests must receive a confirmed ticket from Nickelodeon events in advance of the preview.

    Monday, July 19, 2010

    San Diego Comic-Con 2010!



    It's here! The convention of all conventions is a mere two days away, and while there will be a minimal TMNT presence on the Con floor this year, there are still some points of interest that TMNT fans might want to be tuned into.



    • TMNT artist Michael Dooney will be in Artists' Alley throughout the week. You can find him at table DD22. (And note that the location of Aritsts' Alley has changed this year!)

    • Michael Zulli, writer and artist of the Soul's Winter trilogy from TMNT Vol. 1, is a special guest at this year's Con. And as is the case with all special guests, he'll have a panel dedicated just to him. Check out the Spotlight on Michael Zulli panel on Friday.

      Friday, July 23
      1:00-2:00 Spotlight on Michael Zulli Artist and Comic-Con special guest Michael Zulli is best known for his work on Sandman with Neil Gaiman. Zulli talks about his career and what's coming next, including his new book, The Fracture of the Universal Boy. Room 4

    • Corey Feldman, the voice of Donatello in the first and third TMNT movies, will be at the convention on Thursday promoting the new direct-to-DVD movie, Lost Boys: The Thirst. He will be signing autographs with co-star Jamison Newlander on Thursday, from 3:00-4:00pm at the WB booth.

    • Sideshow Collectibles will be holding their panel on Sunday from 10:00-11:00am. It was at this panel last year that they first announced their line of TMNT comiquettes. While new TMNT announcements are unlikely at this time, you never know.

      Sunday, July 25
      10:00-11:00 Sideshow Collectibles— The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team present an in-depth look at some of Sideshow's most popular product lines and licenses, including Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Marvel Comics, The Lord of the Rings, and many more, offering insight into the design process, sneak peeks of upcoming products, a Q&A session, and giveaways. Room 32AB

    • Tales of the TMNT writer Jake Black will be at the con, and while he will not be at any set location at a scheduled time, he his willing to meet-up with any fans who would like to chat. You can reach Jake by tweeting him @jakeboyslim.

    • And, of course, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman can be found at the Heavy Metal booth throughout the weekend.

    Be sure to watch the Ninja Pizza Twitter and Facebook feeds for updates live from the floor throughout the week! If any surprises happen, you'll find out in one of those two places first!