Ender’s Game at Comic-Con 2013

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Summit released today that they will be taking a big leap from what we have been seeing on the IF Sentinel site. With interactive rooms showcasing real film props, a cast panel and some never before seen footage those attending will have a fan experience that wouldn’t want to be missed. See the press release here:

Hall H Panel – The studio’s panel on Thursday, July 18th will feature ENDER’S GAME filmmakers and cast, including producer Bob Orci, director Gavin Hood, and cast members Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.

Exclusive Fan Experience – Attendees will be able to visit an elaborate, specially constructed ENDER’S GAME exhibit outside of the Hilton Gaslamp, featuring 8 unique rooms representing the most iconic environments of Ender’s world, complete with original film props and set pieces used in the movie.  Throughout the experience, attendees will be able to see exclusive film footage on LED screens, interact with new digital content, integrate photos of themselves into the highly anticipated Battle Room, and register to win a home make over.

Convention Floor Booth – Summit Entertainment’s booth located within the Grand Hall will highlight ENDER’S GAME footage. Premium promotional items will be distributed to the 120,000 attendees walking the convention floor, and booth visitors will be given the opportunity to win “fast passes” to the ENDER’S Game Exclusive Fan Experience, granting them entry without having to wait in line.
To participate in the the panel and the convention booths you definitely need a badge, but you are in luck if you don’t have one. The exclusive fan experience is available outside the convention lines so fans without badges can also check it out.

This is an awesome way to showcase the Ender’s Game world. Expect many fans to visit the experience. It’s a set visit made especially for fans.

Who’s going to Comic-Con 2013? I’m setting my plans to visit so let me know and we can have an Ender’s Game Fandom round-up.

 

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Ender’s Game Panel For SDCC 2013?

Roberto Orci, producer on the Ender’s Game movie, gave hint to some AMAZING news via Twitter. San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog asked him what projects will he be representing at this years event.

via SDCC Unofficial Blog

via SDCC Unofficial Blog

It looks like a panel might be set for Ender’s Game. Remember last year Ender’s Game made a small appearance at SDCC 2012. Well, seeing as this year the movie is set to premiere, Comic-Con seems like a great way to go with promotion and to enlighten fans with some inside scoop of the film and interviews with the cast.

Are you planning on going to this years Comic-Con? Want some more info on what’s going down at the event? Check out the official Comic-Con website.

Comic-Con Badges On Sale Soon!

comic-conAnother year another Comic-Con. The event is to take place July 18-21 and though there are a few more months left for it Comic-Con badges are going on sale February 16 at 9:00 am Pacific time. This year it’s possible that Ender’s Game will make a great appearance, but we won’t know for sure until the event.

Are you planning to make a trip to Comic-Con? Let us know in the comment.

Earth Unaware Book Tour

After their appearance at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston will be doing some book signings at a few places for the release of Earth Unaware. Here is a list of the places they will be at:

Friday, July 13th at 12:00 – 1:00 PM
San Diego Comic-Con
TOR booth #2707
(Only five copies available!!)

Saturday, July 14 4:30 – 5:30 PM
San Diego Comic-Con
Post Panel signing Table AA09
(I’m told copies of the book will be available, but I don’t know how many)

Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 PM
Barnes and Noble
3102 Northline Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27408

Thursday July 19th at 7pm: 
Joseph Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Cir # B1
Lexington, KY 40503

Friday July 20th at 7:00 PM
Books & Co.
The Greene Shopping Center
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH  45440
Phone: 937-429-2169

Thanks to Aaron Johnston for the list. Also, note that for the Comic-Con signings their will be a limited amount of books being given so make sure you are an early bird for those.

Are any of these events near you? Will you be attending? If so, let us know in the comments.

Comic-Con 2012!

Scheduling of the 2012 Comic-Con has been everywhere. Panels here, signings there, booths to visit, freebies to catch. For those wondering what else to look for in San Diego’s convention here is a list of some Ender’s Game/Orson Scott Card related events that you can look out for.

First off, Orson Scott Card will be attending the panel, “A Wrinkle in Time”, for the 2012 Comic-Con on Saturday July 14th at 3:00-4:00pm in room 23ABC.

The panel features many science fiction and fantasy authors who will be discussing their take upon the futuristic dimension. Here is the description of the panel from Comic-Con:

3:00-4:00 A Wrinkle in Time— “To boldly go where no man has gone before” is the phrase that has greeted many of us who have looked to the heavens in awe. From the far-flung reaches of the Milky Way to the mind-bending possibilities of time travel, let the authors of speculative fiction tell you what they see when they venture to other dimensions. Board a starship to the future with David Brin (Existence), Deborah Harkness (Shadow of Night),Michael Cassutt (co-author of Heaven’s Shadow trilogy), Charles Yu (Sorry Please Thank You), Phil Hornshaw (co-author of So You Created a Wormhole), Peter F. Hamilton (The Nano Flower), Orson Scott Card (Earth Unaware, Ender’s Game), and Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time graphic novel), captained by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy.Room 23ABC

Secondly, Aaron Johnston posted on his website a list of panels that he and Orson Scott Card will be attending. Primarily, for their book Earth Unaware but he was also generous enough to include the scheduled panels where Orson Scott Card and his daughter Emily Card are going to be at as well. Here is the schedule:

Friday, July 13

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston – EARTH UNAWARE
12:00-1:00pm
Tor In-booth signing – #2707

Saturday, July 14
Emily and Orson Scott Card – LADDERTOP VOL 1
12:00-1:00pm
Tor In-booth signing – #2707

Orson Scott Card – EARTH UNAWARE, ENDER’S GAME
3:00-4:00pm
A Wrinkle In Time Panel – Rm 23ABC

4:30-5:30pm – Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Post Panel Book signing

Sunday, July 15
Emily Card – LADDERTOP VOL 1
2:45pm – 3:45pm
Heroes for the Middle-Grade Reader Panel – Rm 5AB

Adding on to the Post Panel Book Signing they will be giving out a limited number of the Earth Unaware so be one of the first in line for that if you have a hankering for the book that will be released on July 17th.

Lastly, don’t forget that Smart Pop Books will be giving out a chance to win one of the twenty-five copies of Ender’s World which is set to be published in February 2013. Check out the previous post about this giveaway here.

What a busy schedule! Hopefully, if you are attending this years Comic-Con fest, you can stop by one of the events and share your experience with us. I’m sure every visit is different but equally amazing.

25 Copies of ‘Ender’s World’ to be given away at San Diego Comic-Con

Smart Pop Books will be at the San Diego International Comic Convention July 12-15 and they’ll be giving attendees a chance to win one of 25 copies of Ender’s World (edited by Orson Scott Card himself), a book that will not be coming out until February 2013.

If you are going to be at the San Diego Comic-Con, then be sure to check out their booth and get your badge scanned to enter the drawing.

Come by and ask us to scan your badge to be entered to win an advance copy of Ender’s World. We’ll pick the winners after the end of the convention and notify you via email. Then we’ll ship you your copy, hot off the presses, as soon as they’re printed!

Here’s the synopsis:

Ender’s World conscripts almost two dozen writers of science fiction, fantasy, and young adult books to offer new perspectives on the 1985 novel, along with insights gleaned from other Ender stories that fit within the Ender’s Game chronology, including Ender in Exile and Ender’s Shadow. In addition, military strategists Colonel Tom Ruby and Captain John Schmitt offer insight into the human-Formic war. A contribution from Aaron Johnson, the coauthor of the Formic Wars prequel novels, is also included.

The collection’s insightful analyses and moving personal essays are rounded out with short pieces answering more technically oriented questions about the Ender universe, including: Why is the Battle Room a cube? and Why did the military recruit their soldiers as children?

Read more about what will be at the Smart Pop Books booth!

Ender’s Game At Comic Con 2013

It could be a strategy to advertise Ender’s Game, just like Lionsgate began with The Hunger Games. As Variety reported, the push back date of November 1, 2013 may allow Summit to take advantage of the opportunity to preview Ender’s Game at the 2013 Comic Con.

Lionsgate, who recently acquired Summit, made a similar move promoting The Hunger Games where they set up a booth passing out posters and Mockingjay pins. Possibly, since now merged, Summit will take that strategy to promote Ender’s Game in July 2013 at the four day event.

This move can bring great potential to the Ender’s Game film. Exposing it to sci-fi crazed fans will be a great move on Summit’s part. No official announcement has been made to assure this will happen but it may be likely to come true. We will keep you all updated on further news.

Will you attend that years comic-con if Ender’s Game representatives were to set up a booth?