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Todd McFarlane To Appear As Special Guest @ New York Comic Con

The mega-media event known as New York Comic Con is around the corner and I am here to share some more details about some of the highlights that you should know about. This one refers to the great Todd McFarlane and his appearances and signings. You are NOT going to want to miss any of these if you can help it. Also, to see the other posts that have run so far just click HERE to be up to date.

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The Press Release:
New York Comic Con will be the first stop for Todd McFarlane as he celebrates SPAWN becoming the Longest-Running Creator Owned Superhero Comic! The Guinness World Record holder himself will be attending as a special guest from Thursday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 6th. To commemorate this moment in history, the SPAWN Merchandise program will be coming to New York Comic Con with all new exclusives! The merchandise program, which was relaunched earlier this year (for the first time in over a decade) spans from pins, t-shirts, lanyards, and much more!

In addition to the SPAWN merchandise, there will be New York Comic Con Exclusive art prints and comic books. Fans will be excited to hear there are three different Todd McFarlane autographed art print options! The SPAWN 300 Parody, SPAWN 301 Parody, and SPAWN 301A art prints are based on comic book covers and are available for only $20. There are two styles of limited edition SPAWN 300 comic books: 500 Gold Foil Editions (available for $50) and 1,500 Silver Editions (available for $25). With a purchase of the Gold Foil Edition of SPAWN 300, buyers will receive one of the SPAWN BumBumz! Come and purchase your #spawnswag at Image Comic’s Booth #1444!

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“Spawn” #300 Gold Edition

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“Spawn” #300 Silver Edition

FREE signing sessions with Todd McFarlane will take place throughout the Comic Con as a thank you to fans! Fans can get their favorite comics, toys, and all new SPAWN merch signed for FREE!

Have the chance to witness history by attending the following events:

Todd McFarlane’s 2019 NYCC Schedule:

Thursday, October 3rd
TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Image Booth #1444
**Limit 2 items per person and each person must be over 13 years of age. No sketches. No CGC, or other witnessing/grading. Autograph session is limited, and wristbands will be issued each day in the Image Comics Booth #1444 starting at 9:30 A.M. EXHIBITOR AND RETAILER BADGE HOLDERS WILL NOT RECEIVE WRISTBANDS.
SYFY NYCC LIVE STAGE
TIME: 5:30 – 6:00 PM
LOCATION: TBD
Please check the New York Comic Con website for further details!

Friday, October 4th
TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Image Booth #1444
** See above description for further information on signings and limitations.

Saturday, October 5th
TODD MCFARLANE VIP SIGNING SESSION
TIME: 11:00 – 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Room 1E04
The VIP Signing Session tickets will be distributed via lottery. Limit of one item per person. There will be no cgc/grading.

EXCELSIOR! REMEMBERING STAN LEE
TIME: 2:45 – 3:45 PM
LOCATION: Room 1C03

Colleagues and friends of the late Stan Lee will meet with fans to discuss his life and legacy. Panelists include Todd McFarlane, Michael Uslan, Paul Levitz, Jim Salicrup, Denis Kitchen, and Danny Fingeroth!
TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 4:00 – 5:15 PM
LOCATION: Image Booth #1444
** See above description for further information on signings and limitations.

ROAD TO HISTORIC SPAWN 301 PANEL AND SPECIAL SURPRISE PRESENTATION
TIME: 5:45 – 6:45 PM
LOCATION: 1A10
Todd McFarlane, Image Comics founder, creator of SPAWN, co-creator of VENOM and McFarlane Toys CEO, will talk about his 30+ years in the comic and entertainment industry. Todd will be raw and uncensored – talking toys, comics, industry advice and more! He will also be talking about one of the biggest milestones in his career, SPAWN 300 and SPAWN 301, which has set the record for the Longest-running creator owned superhero comic ever! A special suprise presentation will also be taking place at the panel!
**Bring your burning questions for Toddfather Q&A. This jam-packed panel is a must for any Todd McFarlane fan!

Sunday, October 6th
TODD MCFARLANE VIP SIGNING SESSION
TIME: 11:00 – 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Room 1E04
The VIP Signing Session tickets will be distributed via lottery. Limit of one item per person. There will be no cgc/grading.
TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Image Booth #1444
** See above description for further information on signings and limitations.
Media Alert: To schedule an interview with Todd McFarlane at SDCC please contact: Carmen Bryant, 602.448.8667, cbryant@mcfarlane.com

ABOUT SPAWN:
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries, and 15 different languages. That title’s hugely successful 1992 debut sold an amazing 1.7 million copies – an unprecedented feat in independent comics. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, film, and award-winning animation.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not going to add much more to this other than if any of these events interest you then you better get on the line nice and early since Todd is a major attraction at NY Comic Con. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of meeting and talking to him at the annual Toy Fair a number of times over the years and can honestly say that he is one of the creators to meet and thank for some amazing contributions to the comics and toy mediums. What do you think about this appearance? Are you digging through your long boxes for the perfect thing for Todd to personalize for you? Don’t forget to post a photo up to your respective Instagram accounts. We will be at NYCC from the very beginning and look forward to seeing a whole lot of our friends in Metal and Comic Books. See you next time around and before we go. PiercingMetal celebrated the arrival of “Spawn” #300 on the racks with this little video on our Official Instagram. Come on over and follow us.

Official Websites:
Todd McFarlane: http://www.toddmcfarlane.com
Image Comics: http://www.imagecomics.com
New York Comic Con: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com

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