VIZ Media has detailed a range of events and fun activities — including some on-point Guests of Honor and an array of exclusive products — set for the Comic-Con International extravaganza kicking off in San Diego next week. VIZ Media will be based at Booth 2813 from July 20-24.
This year, VIZ is proud to welcome the creators of the hit Pokemon Adventures manga series, Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto, making their first professional appearance in North America. The pair are scheduled for multiple autograph sessions and will participate in a Pokemon panel alongside the VIZ series editors.
Also not to be missed are signing sessions with James Wyatt, Senior Game Designer for Magic: The Gathering and writer of VIZ Media’s The Art of Magic: The Gathering books; and with Natasha Allegri, the creator of the hit animated web series Bee and Puppycat, who will sign copies of the pre-release edition of Easy Eats: A Bee and Puppycat Cookbook, coming later this summer.
VIZ Media 2016 Comic-Con Events
Thursday, July 21:
10:00am – 11:00pm Weekly Shonen Jump Panel / Podcast Event (Room 5AB)
Grab a seat and soak up rays of Shonen Jump goodness! Don’t miss exciting announcements, exclusive first looks, and a chance to win amazing prizes. It’ll all be recorded for the famous SJ Podcast!
4:00pm – 5:00pm VIZ Media Official Panel (Room 7AB)
Come party with VIZ Media! Learn about the upcoming releases and other announcements from North America’;s largest distributor of manga and anime!
Saturday, July 23:
1:00pm – 2:00pm Spotlight on Pokemon Adventures Creators (Horton Grand Theatre)
The creative team behind VIZ Media’s Pokemon Adventures manga, Hidenori Kusaka (writer) and Satoshi Yamamoto (artist), will lead this special ticketed panel presentation. Attendees will receive a limited edition poster. Pairs of tickets for this exclusive event will be distributed from the Sails Pavilion starting at 9:00am Saturday morning.
3:00pm – 4:00pm Pokemon Adventures Creators Signing Session (Sails Pavilion AA07)
Meet writer Hidenori Kusaka and artist Satoshi Yamamoto, the creators behind the Pokemon Adventures manga! All attendees at this signing session will receive a personalized shikishi art board! Please pick up a ticket from the Sails Pavilion starting at 9:00am Saturday morning.
10:00am – 6:00pm Weekly Shonen Jump Meet-Up (5th Avenue Landing)
Don’t miss a special chance to meet fellow fans in this ultimate meet up for everything Shonen Jump! Discuss your favorite manga and characters with the Jump team, grab exclusive items, or just come by and say hi!
Sunday, July 24
1:00pm – 2:00pm Sailor Moon Official Panel (Room 6A)
Join members of the VIZ Animation team for a presentation on all the ins and outs of the production of this legendary anime series as well as get news about the all new series, Sailor Moon Crystal!
VIZ Media Booth Activities:
Please check the daily booth schedule for activity times, as well as for additional manga samplers and freebies!
Creator In-Booth Signing Sessions
James Wyatt, Thursday, July 21, 11:00am, and Friday, July 22, 2:30pm
Natasha Allegri, Thursday, July 21 , 4:00pm, and Friday, July 22, 11am
Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto, Sunday, July 24, 1:00pm
VIZ Media 30th Anniversary Shikishi and Retrospective Displays
The booth will feature over 70 pieces of original art from legendary manga artists joining our celebration, as well as items from VIZ Media’s archives illustrating highlights from the company’s history!
VIZ Media 30th Anniversary Prize Wheel
Try your luck at our prize wheel for a chance to win exclusive goodies!
Sailor Moon Tiara Giveaway
Become a Guardian of Love and Justice with a special Sailor Moon’s tiara!
Get a My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul or Pokemon Adventures poster at the VIZ Media booth!
VIZ Media Booth Retail:
By VIZ Media Special Guests:
THE ART OF POKÉMON ADVENTURES 2016 CON EXCLUSIVE: $15
POKÉMON X•Y Vols. 1-3 Bundle: $10
EASY EATS: A BEE AND PUPPYCAT COOKBOOK – $17 (Pre-release!)
THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – INNISTRAD: $30 (each purchase comes with a con-exclusive poster!)
ONE PIECE Limited Edition Full-Color Framed Replicas: $230
Manga Replicas (black & white) Direct From Japan: Tokyo Ghoul and One-Punch Man – $15 ea.
YONA OF THE DAWN – Vol. 1: $10
WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Premium Annual Digital Subscription: $30; includes Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Number SO: Utopic XEXAL and exclusive T-shirt
ONE-PUNCH MAN Three Punches For Charity Posters: Three exclusive designs, all profits to Japan Tohoku and Kumamoto earthquake reconstruction-related charities $10 ea
SAILOR MOON S T-Shirt: $15
SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Season 1 Set 1 Combo Pack: $65; pre-order and have it mailed at release Aug. 16, at-show purchase include free limited edition Suncatcher
SAILOR MOON S (Season 3) Limited Edition Combo Pack: $65; ppre-order and have it mailed at release in November, at-show purchase includes free limited edition Sailor Moon S collectible coin
Summer 2016 exclusive gift with any purchase at the booth – Limited Edition VIZ Media tote bags featuring favorite characters and offered in Sailor Moon S or One-Punch Man designs.