It was to take place in late July but Comic-Con International: San Diego (aka San Diego Comic-Con) is officially canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19.
This is the first cancelation in the conventions over 50 years. The next planned convention is for July 22-25, 2021.
Badge-holders will receive an email in the coming week with instructions for how to either request a refund or to transfer their badge for the 2021 show. Hotel reservations booked through onPeak will be canceled and refunded.
WonderCon is also officialy canceled for the year after initially being “postponed.”
The Comic-Con Museum’s opening is also being delayed due to these events.
From the announcement:
Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for its conventions each year, and how many exhibitors and stakeholders rely upon its events for a major portion of their livelihood, they had hoped to delay this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer. Continuous monitoring of health advisories and recent statements by the Governor of California have made it clear that it would not be safe to move forward with plans for this year.
“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the organization. “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.”
The Transformers Trading Card Gameis a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of Transformers character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2018 we got our first look at the cards and game with an exclusive as well as getting a chance to talk to one of the individuals behind the game.
The Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition contains two Transformers character cards (Cliff jumper – Renegade Warrior and Slipstream – Strategic Seeker) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) not available in the Autobots Starter Set or the Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs.
We open up the exclusives pack and you can see what you’ll be getting when the game rolls into stores later this year.
The Transformers Trading Card Game is out this September.
Mondo is celebrating 25 years of dinosaur chaos with their next board game – Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene!Movie fans and board game enthusiasts can expect exciting gameplay and gorgeous artwork, featuring the immensely talented artist Matthew Woodson. The game will be available online and in stores everywhere this Fall.
Mondo will have the box top on display at their booth at San Diego Comic-Con (#425), and attendees will have the opportunity to get a special Jurassic Park patch when visiting the booth.
Taking an asymmetrical approach to the game’s playable characters and factions, Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene is a 2-4 player adventure of varying strategies, objectives, and perspectives. While exploration of the park is at the core of each player’s motivation, the means by which separate factions achieve their goals couldn’t be more different. Through a scenario-based system, the game becomes a truly chaotic mix of modern humans and prehistoric beasts.
Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene is a 2 to 4 player asymmetrical miniatures board game, for age 14 and up. Choose your faction from the following: InGen, Park Visitors, Raptors or the T. Rex. Find items needed for your faction, attack or avoid other dinosaurs, gain experience and customize your faction. With several scenarios and modular environment tiles for players to explore, each faction has unique objectives to complete in an effort to win the game!
If you’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con come find us – Mondo will be giving away Jurassic Park patches! These patches are free to Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene newsletter subscribers. Sign up at thechaosgene.com.
A limited number will be available at the Mondo Booth (#435). A different faction will be available each day:
Thursday: InGen Patch Friday: Raptors Patch Saturday: Visitors Patch Sunday: T. Rex Patch
Hasbro, Inc. and Wizards of the Coast have released more details the Transformers Trading Card Game. Designed for players ages 8 and up, the Transformers Trading Card Game will be available for purchase in the United States and certain other markets later in 2018.
The Transformers Trading Card Game is a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of Transformers character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards. Transformers character cards are huge – character cards in the Autobots Starter Set and Booster Packs are twice the size of standard playing cards, and can be flipped from bot mode to alt mode and back – and feature premium printing treatment on one of their sides. The deck of battle cards features Action and Upgrade cards to enhance Transformers character cards.
At launch, Transformers fans can look forward to the following:
AUTOBOTS Starter Set – The Autobots Starter Set contains cards for two players to begin gameplay, and features Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, and Red Alert character cards. It will be available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.
Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs – Players can add to their character card teams and battle card decks for full gameplay with Booster Packs. Each Booster Pack contains 1 Transformers character card and 7 battle cards from a pool of 40 character cards and 81 battle cards. Booster Packs will be sold separately and available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.
Fans can get a first look at four cards for the Transformers Trading Card Game in July with the Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic-Con, Gen Con 2018 in Indianapolis and through the Hasbro Toy Shop at HasbroToyShop.com, where available, after the conventions. The Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition contains two Transformers character cards (Cliff jumper – Renegade Warrior and Slipstream – Strategic Seeker) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) not available in the Autobots Starter Set or the Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Lion Forge will launch its new gaming imprint, Quillion, with a special free issue of the flagship publication Rolled & Told, available in the Lion Forge booth throughout the show (while supplies last).
For those looking to learn more about the publisher’s plans for this new hybrid of comics and gaming, join them at a special panel presentation on Thursday evening!
Representation in Gaming: From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop
Thursday, July 19, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Room: 32AB
Tabletop role-playing has been a staple in the nerd community, but it’s found a resurgence with podcasts like The Adventure Zone and Critical Role. Now, Lion Forge brings readers the perfect combination between a tabletop RPG magazine and a comic anthology with Rolled & Told, a monthly periodical that offers casual gamers fun-filled adventure modules, comics, art, and so much more. Join D20 Dames co-host Jen Vaughn and Lion Forge associate editor Christina “Steenz” Stewart, alongside artists Max Bare and Shing Yin Khor, and writer Josh Trujillo as we discuss where the tabletop gaming industry is going and how inclusive we can continue to make it! Attendees will receive a special exclusive Quillion dice bag (while supplies last)!
Wizards of the Coast has revealed the cool Magic: The Gathering promos you can pick up at San Diego Comic-Con. They have also released the details of Magic‘s presence in a Daily Magic Update from last week. If you’re planning to attend SDCC this year and want to pick up a promo, you should probably stick around and do a few of the other cool things they have in store.
Check out these amazing promos available at San Diego Comic-Con this year (and yes, they are foil)! The price at San Diego Comic-Con will be $99.99 plus tax, which should come out to $108.
MAGIC: THE GATHERING ORIGINS PACK – FEATURING THE PLANESWALKER ANTHOLOGY
(Ages 13 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $110.99/Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Be among the first to experience cards from Wizards of the Coast’s highly anticipated new set MAGIC ORIGINS with this special edition box set! This collection includes a set of five cards from MAGIC ORIGINS with exclusive artwork by renowned MAGIC: THE GATHERING card illustrator Wayne Reynolds, spotlighting five PLANESWALKER characters: GIDEON JURA, JACE BELERAN, LILLIANA VESS, CHANDRA NALAAR and NISSA REVANE. The box set also includes THE PLANESWALKER ANTHOLOGY, an exclusive hardcover book exploring the pasts of these PLANESWALKERS. Following the convention, a limited number of sets will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.