Comics/Graphic Novels

Guide to Swag at SDCC 2014

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San Diego Comic Con is the place to be to pick up free swag. The film production companies and TV networks spend a lot on publicity at this event to promote their films and TV series. A great way to garner social media mayhem and word of mouth is by getting the fandom hyped about the free swag they hand out on the exhibition floor and offsite. The only problem is trying to find the information about where and when you need to be to get your hands on the exclusive and limited free stuff. Yes a lot of the stuff could be leaflets and other paper related advertising but every now and again something comes along that makes you ask “Where did you get that?” One of the best swag items that the Fox booth has handed out in the past years at Comic Con is the Bones light up glove. I just happened to be at the booth when they handed them out.

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To help those attending Comic Con this year (myself included) I’m going compile a list of swag available with as much information as I can find. If you know about any Swag that will be handed out this year, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

Missed out on getting the Swag at San Diego International Comic Con 2014? A competition is happening soon to offer you the chance to win some of the Swag we obtained at SDCC 2014.

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Before you hit the exhibition floor, your first piece of swag will be the Warner Bros bags you get when you pick up your Comic Con badge.

  • More than 130,000 of the bags have been produced and will be provided to Comic-Con attendees throughout the convention.
  • The all-new 2014 edition again features backpack styling and features 13 different designs.
  • Designed by Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing, each bag features double-sided artwork, with the all-new Comic-Con 2014 official design on one side and the other side highlighting titles from the Studio’s TV series and the 75th anniversary of Batman.
  • Current Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation series featured on the SDCC bags are Arrow, ConstantineThe FlashThe Following, GothamiZOMBIE, Mike Tyson Mysteries, The OriginalsSupernaturalTeen Titans Go! and The Vampire Diaries.
  • And two of the bags will feature DC Comics’ legendary caped crusader: one design will celebrate the 75th anniversary celebration of Batman, and another will highlight the classic and iconic Batman TV series from 1966.

From Preview night at SDCC Warner Bros where handing out the Mike Tyson Mysteries bag at their booth.

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Company: ABC Castle

Booth: 4245

TV Series: Once Upon a Time

Swag: Comic-Con goers will experience the worlds of “Once Upon A Time,” “The Quest,” “Galavant,” “Resurrection” and “Toy Story That Time Forgot” in the magical ABC Castle.

Fans will get to visit Mr. Gold’s Pawn Shop and pick up an exclusive custom pin.

Those who collect all five pins will win passes to the “Once Upon A Time,” “Resurrection” or “Toy Story That Time Forgot” autograph session (subject to availability).


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Company: Cartoon Network

Booth: 3735

TV Series: Adventure Time, Uncle Grandpa & Clarence, Steven Universe and Regular Show.

Swag: Fans can immerse themselves in their favorite shows, with three different one-of-a-kind “selfie” photo experiences and collect exclusive Comic-Con giveaways including five different Cartoon Network themed buttons each day.

There will also be free signings, which are all held at the Cartoon Network Booth #3735. Tickets are required and can be obtained at the booth.

Free limited edition posters will most likely be supplied for the signings.

FRIDAY 25 JULY SIGNING

12:00 p.m.         Uncle Grandpa & Clarence

2:00 p.m.           Adventure Time

SATURDAY 26 JULY SIGNING 

12:00 p.m.         Steven Universe

 2:00 p.m.           Regular Show

 


Company: Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, LLC

Booth: 2607

Swag: Pick up posters of original Marvel, Sin City and Jay & Silent Bob Minimates artwork that will be handed out throughout the weekend.

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Company: Fox Fanfare

Booth: 4229

Swag: Giveaways of 2014 Poster Tubes, Collectible Mini-Posters, Autographed WAYWARD PINES Books and More.

Limited-edition giveaways will also be distributed from the booth (while supplies last):

          – FOX FANFARE Poster Tubes

          – GOTHAM Lenticular Collectibles

          – WAYWARD PINES Air Fresheners and Autographed Copies of “Pines,” by Blake Crouch, the book on which Wayward Pines is based.

          – Collect all THREE of this years FOX ANIMATION Bags, featuring: “Lisa” from THE SIMPSONS, “Stewie” from FAMILY GUY and “Tina” from BOB’S BURGERS.

Present “Family Guy the Quest for Stuff” app on your mobile device and receive a free Family Guy mini figure from Kidrobot and FOX! While supplies last.


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Company: Funko

Location: Booth 5343

The one Exclusive everyone will want their hands on is this Hannibal figure custom designed and signed by Bryan Fuller. For a chance to win make sure you head to the Funko Booth (from Wed 23 July) and fill out an entry card to enter to win. Entry cards will be drawn on Sunday.

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Company: Legendary

Booth: 3920

Swag: Check the picture below.

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Company: LucasFilm

Booth: 2913,3113

Date: FrIday, July 24 – Saturday, July 27

Swag: FREE exclusively designed Vans X Star Wars poster signed by Vans Designers Calvin Garcia, Tony Munoz and Taka Hayashi.

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Company: Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Location: Booth 2329

Swag: An exclusive poster featuring Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter.


Company: PSA

Booth: 5617

Date: Thursday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27

Swag: PSA Giving Away “Game of Thrones” and “X-Men” Cards and Godzilla Artwork at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Visitors to the PSA booth at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con can get free samples of PSA-certified X-Men and Game of Thrones cards while supplies last.

Also while supplies last, PSA will be giving visitors free copies of the August 2014 issue of SMR (Sports Market Report) magazine, a useful monthly publication filled with informative stories about collectibles. The magazine also features price guides for popular trading cards. The August issue has articles about Game of Thrones, X-Men, Mickey Mouse™, Zorro™ and Godzilla™ collectibles and more.

Visitors to the PSA booth can enter for a chance to win the original acrylic-on-canvas Godzilla artwork created for the magazine’s August 2014 cover by renowned artist Arthur K. Miller. Valued at more than $3,000, the custom-framed artwork will be given away to a lucky visitor in a random drawing among those who register at the PSA booth during the convention. No purchase or payment is necessary to enter the sweepstakes. The Official Rules can be found at PSAcard.com/comiccon.


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Company: Shout! Factory

Booth: 4248

Swag: Will be offering a FREE 2014 Button Pack and other SCREAM FACTORY goodies such as collectible keychains, screen wipes, Transformers Rescue Bots Poster and this Fire Elemental figurine which you can get for free from their booth on Sunday 27 July. You can also get a free poster tube(while stocks last) when you get the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic poster.

Thursday 24-Friday 25 July 2014

Wristbands will be available from Thursday for the Jason David Frank (Green Power Ranger) signing on Friday at 3PM.

Sunday 27July 2014

Get a free exclusive Fire Elemental figurine!

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Company: Teen Wolf

Booth: 3729

TV Series: Teen Wolf

Swag:  Limited Edition Bestiary that serves as a full guide to the creatures of Beacon Hills.  The Bestiary will be distributed for free throughout the weekend.


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Company: TNT

TV Series: Legends

Location: Booth 3921

Swag: TNT is also set to launch a social media initiative supporting Legends in conjunction with its Comic-Con presence. The network is encouraging fans of actor Sean Bean to use the hashtag #DontKillSeanBean in social media postings about the show. The hashtag plays on the fact that Bean has died in more than 20 acting roles, including the two characters for which he is widely known: Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Eddard “Ned” Stark in the series Game of Thrones.

The hashtag will have its own tumblr page and will be featured on Legends premium items being handed out to Comic-Con attendees.


Company: Twentieth Century Fox

Location: Booth 4229

Swag: TV Show Posters including Gotham, Sleepy Hollow, Bones, Wayward Pines, The Following, The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers.

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Company: Warner Bros

Location: Booth 4545

Swag: Limited Edition Soft Kitty Monopoly Piece (The Big Bang Theory)

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In a Comic-Con exclusive, Warner Bros. is offering fans of hit comedy The Big Bang Theory the chance to get their hands on a Soft Kitty preview game piece from the MONOPOLY®: The Big Bang Theory edition game, which is available on Amazon.

 

  • Available only at Comic-Con and not included in the actual game, a limited number of the Soft Kitty mover tokens will be distributed at the Warner Bros. booth Wednesday, July 23–Sunday, July 27. In-the-know fans can ask for the token at the redemption window at the booth.

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE JOIN FORCES ONCE AGAIN ON A SPECIAL COMIC-CON® EDITION OF THE MAGAZINE SHOWCASING THE STUDIO’S PROGRAMMING

The 2014 Edition Features Four Sets of Collectible Flip Covers, Including Arrow’s Stephen Amell; The Flash’s Grant Gustin; The Following’s Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy; Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; Constantine’s Matt Ryan; a Celebration of Batman’s 75th Anniversary; and Gotham

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Swag at Animation Alley


 

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Company: Bella Fe Films

Booth: 1532

Swag: Pick up a FREE Comic Book starring the voice of SpongeBob Sqaurepants


Swag at the Panels


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Hannibal Panel

Date: Thursday 24th July, 2014

Location: Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic Con Convention Center

Time: 4.45pm

For the critically beloved drama “Hannibal,” which Vulture.com says is “unlike anything else on TV or anything that ever has been on TV,” the panel will include cast members Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson, as well as executive producers Bryan Fuller, Martha De Laurentiis, Steve Lightfoot and David Slade. The panel, organized by Gaumont International Television and moderated by U.K. talk show host Jonathan Ross.


Showtime’s Penny Dreadful party (By Invitation Only)

Date: 24th July 2014

Location: US Grant Hotel, Palm Court, 326 Broadway.

Time: 7pm to 10pm

 Join creator John Logan and the cast for cocktails and appetizers.

Four lucky members of the panel audience will have the opportunity to win tickets to this party.

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Penny Dreadful Panel

Date: 24th July 2014

Location: Ballroom 20

Time: 6pm to 7pm

Creator and showrunner John Logan is joined by spellbinding stars Josh Hartnett(Ethan Chandler), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), and Harry Treadaway (Victor Frankenstein), as the monstrous new series possesses Ballroom 20. Enter the demimonde to find out what moments haunt the writer and cast from the first season and view a sneak peek to see what the cards reveal about the season ahead. The panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk), followed by a Q&A session with the “Dreadfuls.” Penny Dreadful returns to Showtime in 2015.

Swag outside the Convention Center


 Company: CBS

TV Series: Scorpion

Location: Petco Park

Swag: CBS is partnering with Nerdist to present a SCORPION-themed tent at Petco Park, featuring a candy kiosk and SCORPION giveaways branded with exclusive superhero-inspired art of the series’ characters.

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Company: Fox

Location: Between the SD Convention Center and the Hilton Bayfront Hotel

Date: Thursday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

Age: 18+

Cost: Free

Swag: FOX will create Gotham City for fans to channel their inner superhero by ziplining (130 feet long and 30 feet high) through the GOTHAM city landscape!

Following the adrenalized experience, participants will receive a shareable photo of their heroic zip line experience and will be awarded with exclusive GOTHAM prizes.


Company: Fox

Location: Petco Interactive Zone

Date: Thursday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27

Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily

Age: 14+

Cost: Free

Swag: DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD! FOX is bringing SLEEPY HOLLOW back to San Diego with an Oculus Rift fan experience. This virtual reality installation transports the user deep into the heart of Sleepy Hollow where the fans receive an ominous warning from Ichabod Crane and then a terrifying encounter with the Headless Horseman.

Participants will receive a personalized, souvenir image to share across their social media pages.


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Company: HBO

TV Series: Game of Thrones

Event: Survive the Realm

Date: Thursday 24th-Sunday 27th July, 2014

Location: 628 L Street (Across from the Omni Hotel)

Time: 11am-5pm Thurs to Sat

10am-4pm Sun

Cost: Free

This will feature authentic show costumes and props and a chance for fans to climb the wall.

Exclusive giveaways will also be on hand for the first 2,000 attendees who enter the space each day.


Company: NBC

TV Series: The Blacklist

Location: Tin Fish Restaurant

Date: Thursday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27

Swag: Fans will be able to get on “The Blacklist” via a custom photo opportunity and also receive “Blacklist” souvenirs.


Company: NBC

TV Series: “Constantine

Date: Thursday 24th-Sunday 27th July, 2014

Location:  At Gaslamp Square (Between the Hard Rock Hotel and the Convention Center)

Time: TBA

Cost: Free

 This event will be a- 3-D experience that will immerse fans in the world of “Constantine.”

Swag: Limited edition souvenirs will also be given away including this Bag.

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Jenny

Nerdgeist Editor

Contact me for any Press, Reviews, Advertising or General Enquiries.

Email: contactnerdgeist@gmail.com

Twitter: @NGeistofficial

I love food, films, TV, photography and technology.

You can find me next at SXSW 2015 (Austin, Texas) & Emerald City Comic Con 2015 (Seattle).

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