Official Press Release
WonderCon, Northern California’s largest comic book and popular arts
convention, today unveiled the participation of some of the leading
companies in the gaming world at the February 22-24, 2008 convention to be
held in San Francisco.
“It’s a tremendous year for WonderCon,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for
the non profit event, “WonderCon’s sister show Comic-Con in San Diego is
considered the preeminent pop culture event for directly reaching fans of
the comic book, film, television and video game industries and now WonderCon
has joined the ranks with an astounding list of comics creators, movie and
television stars, and now the very best in the video gaming world joining in
The world of video games is set to make its mark on WonderCon as they unveil
several of the most anticipated game releases with sneak peeks,
demonstrations and special guest appearances.
Electronic Arts has created a comic book based on their sci-fi horror brand
Dead Space and artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night) will be on hand to
discuss his work introducing the universe to comic book fans. Templesmith
and writer Antony Johnston will also be signing the new Dead Space comic
book at the EA/Image booth for a limited time at the show.
Capcom will put fans in control with hands-on demonstrations of the yet to
be released Okami and We Love Golf games for the Wii and Lost Planet for
PS3, plus current titles, Devil May Cry 4 for PS3 & Xbox 360, as well as
Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles for the Wii.
Haden Blackman, Project Lead for LucasArts’ Star Wars: The Force Unleashed,
will give the crowd an update on the game, billed as the next chapter in the
Star Wars Saga. The Force Unleashed is set during the largely unexplored
era between the two movie trilogies, casts players as Darth Vader’s Secret
Apprentice, and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars
Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers will showcase, for
the first time to the public, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and LOST: Via
Domus, the video game that allows fans to take their addiction with the LOST
television series to the next level.
To top it off, Telltail Games will be demonstrating the latest Sam & Max
game and showing a sneak peek of the Sam & Max animated series DVD scheduled
for release on March 11.
With all this it’s no surprise that WonderCon is now one of the most eagerly
anticipated shows for gaming fans.
WonderCon will be held Friday though Sunday, February 22 -24 2008 at Moscone
Center South, 747 Howard Street, in downtown San Francisco. For additional
information please visit www.comic-con.org and click the WonderCon icon.
WonderCon is operated by Comic-Con International, a non profit educational
organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for, comics
and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of
conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution
of comics to art and culture.