As we have in years past, Telltale will be dragging a whole crew down to San Diego for Comic-Con
in a few weeks. The Comic-Con schedule has finally been released, which means we can let you in on our plans for the show!
First and foremost, we'll be at booth 5365
all weekend long with Sam & Max
and the first episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
playable on the Wii. We'll also be selling much of the merchandise we carry in our store, plus we'll be unveiling the brand spanking new Sam & Max Season Two DVD! Be the first on your block to own one!
As if that's not enough, this year loyal Telltale fans have not one, not two, but THREE panels to look forward to. Each a little different, all very special. C'mon, you know you want to sit in the front row. Wearing your Max & Crossbones shirt. And hat. Don't worry, we won't laugh.
[readmore]Spotlight on Steve Purcell, Thursday July 24, 1:00-2:00
Join Sam & Max creator—and Eisner Award winner and Comic-Con special guest—Steve Purcell on a visual tour from his first scratchy Sam & Max strips through his career as an illustrator, game designer, and concept artist to his current role as a Pixar storyteller. Q&A to follow. Room 2Episodic Games: Rewriting the Adventure Genre, Thursday July 24, 4:30-5:30
With the first installment of Penny Arcade Adventures launched, the season finale of Sam & Max Season Two in the bag, and the recent debut of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, episodic adventure gaming has emerged as a viable new medium for interactive entertainment. Learn about episodic storytelling, adapting the humor and gameplay of the traditional adventure genre for a new generation of gamers, and the challenges of both as Joel DeYoung (Hothead Games), Arthur We (Hothead Games), Dan Connors (Telltale Games), and Dave Grossman (Telltale Games) sound off in this panel and Q&A session moderated by Frank Cifaldi (GameTap). Room 3Sam & Max, Strong Bad, and the Secrets Behind Turning Comics into Games, Saturday July 26, 11:30-12:30
Sam & Max may have their roots in indy comics, but the crime-fighting duo is right at home starring in a successful series of episodic games. The cast of the popular Homestarrunner.com web cartoons are following suit this summer in Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. Why do comics make for such great games? Telltale designers Mark Darin, Chuck Jordan, and Mike Stemmle, artist Mai Nguyen, and Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell will tell you all about the fun (and work) of bringing comics to life. Plus, get a first look at a third, completely new episodic game series! Room 4Signing with Steve Purcell @ Telltale's Booth 5365, Saturday July 26, 12:30-2:00
Steve will be at our booth signing schwag, posing for pictures, and chatting about whatever it is you may want to chat about, Sam & Max-related or otherwise. We'll have games, posters, and Surfin' the Highway in both paperback and limited edition hardcover versions for sale! (Rumor has it Steve will also be signing at the Shout Factory booth on Friday at 11:00, if you can't make it to the Saturday signing.)
Please post a comment and let us know if you're going to be in San Diego! And for those who can't make it, we'll be sure to take lots of pictures (note to self: don't lose/break the camera this year) and post some blogs during the weekend to let you know how it's going...