Official Press Release
ComiXology, the world’s largest digital comics platform available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web with over 50 million comic and graphic novel downloads to date, will be exhibiting for the first time this year at WonderCon ’12, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from March 16th-18th.Â To celebrate their WonderCon ’12 debut they are offering a not-to-be missed giveaway!
The first 5,000 WonderCon ’12 attendees to come by comiXology’s booth (#107) will receive a limited edition promotional postcard imprinted with a unique download code redeemable for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 exclusively on comiXology.com. In partnership with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound, comiXology is making sure attendees of WonderCon ’12 get a taste of the first graphic novel regularly $8.99 for 140 pages that the hit The Walking Dead TV show is based on.
In addition to the must-have The Walking Dead Vol. 1 giveaway, comiXology will be providing hands on demonstrations of some new as-of-yet unannounced features on its Comics by comiXology digital comics platform at their booth all weekend long.Â Attendees will also find comiXology leading the digital comics discussion in a number of different panels during the show.
All WonderCon ’12 attendees are invited to attend the special ComiXology Open Discussion Panel where comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger will answer questions from the audience on Everything Digital with no topic off limits. The ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Panel will be on Friday, March 16th from 3:30pm- 4:30pm in Room 203.
In addition, Mark Waid joins David Steinberger on the Digital Comics Price Fight Panel on Saturday, March 17th from 11:30am – 12:30pm in Room 208 moderated by creator Sam Humphries, who was the driving force behind MySpace Comics. Later that same day, Steinberger joins Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, The Nerdist’s Peter Levin, Comic Book Resources’ Jonah Weiland, and Beach Ball Comics Thomas Gaul on the Comic Book Entrepreneurs Panel from 3:30pm – 4:30pm in Room 211 also moderated by Humphries. ComiXology’s VP of Marketing, PR and Business Development, Chip Mosher, will be hosting the Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101 Panel with comic creators Sam Humphries, Ben McCool, and Dark Horse’s Director of PR Jeremy Atkins on Sunday, March 18th from 12:30pm – 1:30pm in Room 208.
Recently, comiXology announced they had surpassed 50 million comic books and graphic novel downloads since the inception of their Comics by comiXology digital comics platform with 5 million of those downloads happening in this past December alone. Â In addition, this past October saw Comics by comiXology start to consistently chart as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store on new comics release day a trend that has continued throughout 2012. Then in November, Comics by comiXology was selected as a pre-loaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire alongside Facebook and Twitter. By the end of 2011, comiXology had powered three of the top 20 grossing iPad apps with Comics by comiXology coming in at number 11 for the entire year.
What:Â WonderCon 2012
When: March 16th -18th, 2012
Where: The Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA
Booth #: Â 107
Giveaway: Limited edition promotional postcard imprinted with a unique download code redeemable for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 exclusively on comiXology.com.
Friday March 16th
3:30pm – 4:30pm – ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room 203.
Saturday March 17TH
11:30am – 12:30pm – Digital Comics Price Fight Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room 208
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Comic Book Entrepreneurs Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger Room 211.
Sunday March 18th
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101 with comiXology’s Chip Mosher – Room 208.
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology in just five short years has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world.Â From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform available across iPhone,iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.
About The Walking Dead: “The Walking Dead” is a monthly black-and-white comic book series created by Robert Kirkman that follows a group of survivors through a world overrun by The Walking Dead as they struggle to survive an even deadlier threat:Â Living humans so terrified about their own survival that they are willing to sacrifice everything else.Â Winner of the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, the Skybound comic has been translated into more than 30 languages, and is available in over 50 countries worldwide. IGN called it “one of the best monthly comics available” and Complex hails it as “one of the best comic series of all time.”Â Â It’s also become the highest-rated drama on basic cable of all time.Â The AMC television series, with Kirkman serving as a writer and executive producer, had 11 million viewers for the season two premiere and was instantly renewed for a third season. As the first TV drama to be launched around the world simultaneously, it’s in 120 countries, translated into 33 languages and is in 250 million households.Â The Walking Dead also dominated the New York Times’ bestseller lists for graphic novels and was the top seller for 2011. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.