ShiftyLook Announces MCM Expo London Comic Con Official Schedule of Events

May 15th 2012

NAMCO BANDAI's webcomics service to appear at UK's premiere pop culture event with legendary comics creator Marv Wolfman, many other hot comics writers and artists

TOKYO, JAPAN – 15 May 2012 – Namco Bandai Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7832), announced today a fun-filled weekend of special events to occur during the upcoming MCM Expo London Comic Con (held from 25 to 27 May 2012 at ExCeL), including appearances by ShiftyLook writers and artists Ben McCool, Dean Haspiel, Matt Moylan, Dax Gordine and Jim Zub. There will also be a special appearance by comics legend Marv Wolfman, who will personally announce a new title he will be creating at the ShiftyLook Webcomics panel. ShiftyLook can be accessed at SHIFTYLOOK.com. “MCM has the pulse of pop culture fandom in the UK, so we knew we had to go to London,” said Rob Pereyda, Producer & Editor-in-Chief of ShiftyLook. “We hope that fans in the UK have a chance to enjoy our wide range of events, including everything from autograph sessions, panel discussions and game tournaments, to our unbelievable Saturday night Chat Show Spectacular! Our events at MCM will be a can't miss for fans of video games and comics alike.”

Schedule of events is as follows, subject to change: (Free registration for priority tickets for the Chat Show Spectacular, sketches from Dean Haspiel or Dax Gordine and the Dig Dug tournament is available on the ShiftyLook MCM page: http://shiftylook.com/news/shiftylook-at-london-mcm-expo-the-full-schedule

25 MAY 2012 (FRI): MEET SHIFTYLOOK: Kick-off MCM Expo in style and meet ShiftyLook artists, writers, and staff, including Matt Moylan (Bravoman), Dax Gordine (Bravoman), Jim Zub (Wonder Momo), Ben McCool (Dirk Davies), Dean Haspiel (Dirk Davies), Marv Wolfman (SECRET TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT MCM EXPO), and Rob Pereyda (Editor-in-Chief). This is your chance to get the down low on all the weekend's festivities! (4:00PM to 4:30PM, GameSpot Stage)

26 MAY 2012 (SAT): BRAVOMAN AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from Bravoman writer Matt Moylan and artist Dax Gordine. Limited number of free sketches available to people who pre-registered for a sketch onSHIFTYLOOK.com. Free Bravoman t-shirts while supplies last! (11:30AM to 12:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

DIRK DAVIES AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies writer Ben McCool and artist Dean Haspiel. Limited number of free sketches available to people who pre-registered for a sketch on SHIFTYLOOK.com. (11:30AM to 12:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

SHIFTYLOOK WEBCOMICS: BRAVOMAN, DIRK DAVIES & MORE!: Namco Bandai Games is reimagining coin-op classics and needs your help! Join Bravoman writer-artist team Matt Moylan & Dax Gordine, The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies writer-artist team Ben McCool & Dean Haspiel, and Wonder Momo co-writer & Ace Kid writer Jim Zub as they show off their hot webcomics titles. Featuring a special appearance by comics legend Marv Wolfman as he personally announces a brand-new webcomic re-imagining a NAMCO arcade favorite! Moderated by ShiftyLook Editor-in-Chief Rob Pereyda. Free Bravoman t-shirts while supplies last! (2:00PM to 3:00PM, Stage B)

SECRET TITLE AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from comics legend Marv Wolfman hot on the announcement of a brand-new webcomic just announced at MCM Expo! (3:30PM to 4:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

WONDER MOMO / ACE KID AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from Wonder Momo cowriter / Ace Kid writer Jim Zub. (4:30PM to 5:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

SHIFTYLOOK CHAT SHOW SPECTACULAR!: ShiftyLook's Cory Casoni hosts an action-packed chat show featuring stand-up comedy, thrilling guests, and live music! Guests include Dirk Davies team Ben McCool (Choker, PIGS) & Dean Haspiel (American Splendor, Bored to Death), designer extraordinaire Gavin “JamFactory” Strange (Senior Designer, Aardman Animations), and Bristol-based “gaijin” rock band Area 11 (Blackline). Special live Rob's Corner segment by ShiftyLook Editor-in-Chief Rob Pereyda. Free priority tickets available on SHIFTYLOOK.com and free rush standby space available day-of-show as well. Since this event is off the main show floor, please remember to bring your weekend or Saturday MCM Expo ticket with you!

(Doors: 7:00PM, Event: 8:00PM to 9:30PM, Crowne Plaza Hotel London Docklands, West Suite)

27 MAY 2012 (SUN): SECRET TITLE / WONDER MOMO / ACE KID AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from comics legend Marv Wolfman hot on the announcement of a brand-new webcomic just announced at MCM as well as Wonder Momo co-writer / Ace Kid writer Jim Zub. (11:30AM to 12:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

DIRK DAVIES AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Snag a free autograph from The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies writer Ben McCool and artist Dean Haspiel. Limited number of free sketches available to people who pre-registered for a sketch on SHIFTYLOOK.com. (12:30PM to 1:30PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)DIG DUG TOURNAMENT, CELEBRITY STYLE!: ShiftyLook & GameSpot folks get paired with fans in a Dig Dug fight to the finish for a fantastic prize (the winning fan gets the prize!) – do you have what it takes to tangle? Pre-register for the tournament on SHIFTYLOOK.com. (2:00PM to 3:30PM, GameSpot Stage)

BRAVOMAN AUTOGRAPH SESSION:Snag a free autograph from Bravoman writer Matt Moylan and artist Dax Gordine. Limited number of free sketches available to people who pre-registered for a sketch on SHIFTYLOOK.com. Free Bravoman t-shirts while supplies last! (4:00PM to 5:00PM, Comic Village Autograph Area)

(Free registration for priority tickets for the Chat Show Spectacular, sketches from Dean Haspiel or Dax Gordine and the Dig Dug tournament is available on the ShiftyLook MCM page: http://shiftylook.com/news/shiftylook-at-london-mcm-expo-the-full-schedule/ ) ShiftyLook is available worldwide in English, free of charge, through web browsers for PC, Mac, iOS and Android, and through free RSS feeds. Participation in the ShiftyLook community is exclusively through BANDAI NAMCO ID, the NAMCO BANDAI Group's official user ID system, which is available worldwide. BANDAI NAMCO ID is not required to interact with the official ShiftyLook Twitter account (@ShiftyLook) or Facebook Page (fb.com/ShiftyLook).

About Namco Bandai Games Namco Bandai Games Inc., a part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive contents – including all major video game consoles, amusement machines (arcade products) and network platforms such as mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/english/


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