IDW are offering fans a chance to rub elbows with legendary creators Stan Sakai and Walt Simonson at Comic-Con
Comic conventions are a great opportunity for fans and creators to meet and interact, be at at panels, during a signings, or even just wandering around the show floor.
Sometimes, though, publishers will go the extra mile to give fans a great experience, like IDW are offering with a very special dinner event at San Diego Comic-Con. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to a dinner event where they can meet Stan Sakai, Walt Simonson, or both. While tickets are rather pricey, it includes dinner at a great restaurant, loads of fantastic extras and perks, and the chance to say you got to break bread with some of the comics industry’s top talent. Check out the details below.
IDW Doubles Down on Annual
Comic-Con Dinner with Two Special Guests: Walter Simonson and Stan Sakai!
IDW Welcomes Fans to a Memorable Evening with Two Comic Book Legends, Featuring Original Illustrations by Each Artist, Rare Collectible Books, and More!
SAN DIEGO, CA (June 28, 2019) – Upping the ante on an annual SDCC tradition, IDW Publishing will host TWO industry legends – Stan Sakai (creator of the critically acclaimed Usagi Yojimbo) and Walter Simonson (legendary writer/artist of The Mighty Thor, Manhunter, and Ragnarök) for one very special dinner to which YOU are invited!
Mingle with both Sakai and Simonson on the evening of Thursday, July 18th in an event strictly limited to a handful of attendees, taking place in a private room at an upscale restaurant in the San Diego Gaslamp district, just a short walk from the convention center.
To participate, fans would need to purchase a dinner package. IDW offers two (2) dinner packages, with each package including special rewards relative to either Sakai or Simonson. The two dinners are held together in one room so fans may purchase both packages.
THE SAKAI DINNER PACKAGE: Includes dinner, one (1) copy of the Usagi Yojimbo: GrasscutterArtist’s Select Edition with a foil stamp unique to this event, one (1) Original Illustration by Sakai (featuring any Usagi Yojimbo character of the diner’s choosing), plus additional surprise goodies.
THE SIMONSON DINNER PACKAGE: Includes dinner, one (1) copy of the Walter Simonson’s Star Wars Artifact Edition with a foil stamp unique to this event, one (1) Original Illustration by Simonson (featuring a character of the diner’s choosing), plus additional surprise goodies.
Those who buy BOTH dinner packages will receive a special Walter Simonson & Stan Sakai Artist’s Edition Print – an extremely limited jam piece, only available at this event!
The price for either dinner package is $500 each.
Regarding original artwork, the diners will receive the illustrations featuring the character of their choice (as drawn by either Simonson or Sakai, respectively), at the dinner event. The character must be selected by each confirmed guest within 24 hours of purchase to ensure readiness. Representative examples of Simonson’s and Sakai’s original illustrations can be found at our official sign-up page.
Click here to reserve a spot at this incredible event:
San Diego Comic-Con will be held July 17-21.