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SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON UPDATE
McFarlane Toys to Exhibit, Plus Panel Discussions and a Signing
June 23, 2006
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Have you ordered your tickets for Comic-Con yet? July 20-23 at the San Diego Convention Center. It's going to be HUGE, and we hope to see you there!

McFarlane Toys will be exhibiting in Booth #2601. Please note that we will not be selling any exclusives at this year's Con. But stop by to meet and chat with Spawn.com staffers and check out the 2-up prototypes of our most recent and upcoming lines.

And of course with McFarlane Toys, there's always more. Here's what we've got up our sleeves so far:

Todd McFarlane: The Devil Is in the Details
Panel discussion
Date/Time: Saturday, July 22; 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Room 5AB
Panelists will include:

  • Todd McFarlane, Creator, Spawn
  • Terry Fitzgerald, President, TME
  • Brian Haberlin, Editor-in-chief, Spawn
  • David Hine, Writer, Spawn, Strange Embrace
  • Philip Tan, Artist, Uncanny X-Men, Spawn
  • Brian Holguin, Writer, Spawn: Godslayer, Spawn
Todd and friends will talk about the current projects of the McFarlane companies, including McFarlane Toys' current toy lines, upcoming licenses and the future of the cutting-edge toy company. The panel will also preview upcoming new comic titles and review the changes to the core titles. The newest project (an animated video for the band Disturbed's Land of Confusion) from Todd McFarlane Entertainment will be shown. Also, the panel will discuss the many changes and new features coming to the McFarlane companies' Web site, spawn.com, and open the floor to questions from the audience.

The panel room only seats 500, so be sure and get there early.

Action Figure Times Presents: Toy Maker Q & A
Location: Room 7B
Date/Time: Thursday, July 20; 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Ever wonder why your favorite character was limited, or just what toy companies are thinking? What about the recent movement of toy licenses from one manufacturer to another? This is the place to ask the folks who have the answers; a chance for collectors to ask the manufacturers (both big and small) about their favorite figures and statues. What questions have been burning in your mind?

Panelists include:
  • Larry Marder - President of McFarlane Toys
  • Jerry Malcaluso - President of SOTA
  • Randy Falk - Head of Product Developement for NECA
  • Chuck Terceira - Director of Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles
  • Raymond Choy - President of Toy2R
  • TBD - Gentle Giant
  • Brandt Bridges - Product Design for Sideshow Collectibles
  • Heath Hammond - Product Designer for Sideshow Collectibles
  • Seth Johnson - Games Designer for WizKids

Prize raffle to follow the panel discussion. Hosted by AFTimes.com

Spawn Team Autograph Signing
Location: McFarlane Toys Booth #2601
Date/Time: Saturday, July 22 at 4pm
The McFarlane Toys' booth will host a signing for the creative team on the monthly Spawn comic. Signing what you might ask? Two different collectible posters! The first features the glorious Spawn cover artwork by world-famous artist Jay Anacleto of Godslayer due to be out in August.

The second poster features the End of the World! Yes it's REALLY happening. If you want to know how, tune into Spawn! This extraordinary piece was drawn by Spawn artist Philip Tan.

By the way -- only 3,000 of each poster will be printed ... making them quite the collector's items.

>> 'END OF THE WORLD' POSTER SNEAK PREVIEW

Manga Giveaway
Location: McFarlane Toys Booth #2601
Date/Time:Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23
Each day we will be giving away 200 copies of the Spawn Manga Vol. 1, 2 and 3. First come, first served while supplies last.

Portfolio Review
Location: TBA
Date/Time: TBA
We will be reviewing portfolios and resumes on-site at the Con for a variety of positions both in Tempe, Ariz., and Bloomingdale, N.J. The location and times for review will be announced at a later date here on Spawn.com. Applicants with portfolios should come with a CD or DVD copy of their book that we can keep. For a look at current job openings at McFarlane Toys, go here: http://www.spawn.com/info/jobs/.

Stay tuned to Spawn.com for more details as they become available.

For more information on attending San Diego Comic-Con, go here: http://www.comic-con.org/.

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