WonderCon '08 announces multiple gaming previews

Thu, February 21st, 2008 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

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 fun."

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

galaxy.

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.

 
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