Archie has just sent out some interesting news for those of you who like to enjoy a monthly dose of the Blue Bomber on the printed page!
For starters, they will be offering up the above exclusive cover for Sonic the Hedgehog #251, the final part of the "Worlds Collide" crossover with Mega Man, at Booth #1936. In addition, the first fifty people who follow Archie on social media and tell them the secret word of the day at their booth will receive a free convention-exclusive button, including a Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man "Worlds Collide" button!
Another prize being given out will go to an "exceptionally good" zombified Archie character cosplay: The entire 2014 Archie Comics line! Not sure whether that includes Mega Man and Sonic or not, though.
Of course, what kind of convention would it be without panels? Of particular note, of course, will be this one:
ARCHIE ACTION HOUR: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, MEGA MAN AND RED CIRCLE COMICS
Date: Thursday, October 10
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Speakers: Paul Kaminski, Mike Pellerito, Ryan Jampole, Dean Haspiel, Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers
Description: Get ready for action in New York! This year saw the two most popular video game characters Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man join forces for the first time ever in this year's biggest comic book crossover event: "Worlds Collide"—now the dust has settled and it's time for the iconic blue heroes to get back to battling for their respective home worlds post-crossover! In addition learn more about the future of the critically hailed Red Circle superhero comics New Crusaders and The Fox! Executive Director of Editorial Paul Kaminski is joined by Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito, cartoonist Dean Haspiel (The Fox), writer Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog) and artists Ryan Jampole (Mega Man), and Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog). See exclusive artwork, learn about upcoming story lines and more. All that plus attendees will power-up with a FREE gift bag chock full of Archie Action Awesomeness! Be there!
Then we have the signings, with the most relevant ones listed in bold:
SIGNINGS AT ARCHIE BOOTH 1936
The Art of Archie: The Covers
Archie's Weird Mysteries
3:30pm-4:30pm: Ian Flynn & Ryan Jampole & Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Collide)
The FoxThe Shield
Life with Archie
11am-12pm Fernando Ruiz & Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)
12pm-1pm: Dan Parent & Jack Morelli (Kevin Keller)
1pm-2pm: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie)
2pm-2:30pm: Victor Gorelick & Craig Yoe (The Art of Archie: The Covers)
2:30pm-3:30pm: Ian Flynn & Ryan Jampole & Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Collide)
3:30pm-4:30pm: Dean Haspiel (The Fox)
4:30pm-6pm: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie)
11am-12pm: Ian Flynn & Ryan Jampole (Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man)
12:30pm-1:30pm: Dan Parent (Kevin Keller)
2pm-3pm: Fernando Ruiz (Life with Archie)
3:30pm-4pm: Ian Flynn & Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man)
11am-12pm: Dan Parent () 12:30pm-1:30pm: Victor Gorelick & Craig Yoe () 2pm-3pm: Fernando Ruiz & Paul Castiglia () 5pm-6pm: Dean Haspiel & Mike Cavallaro (, ) 630-7: Paul Kupperberg ()
It all begins on Friday, October 11th, and you can find out more info here!
Finally, you can get 15 percent off your entire order, including subscriptions, for using the code FALL13 when you order from Archie's online store: