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SDCC: What's on the Menu?

By 343 Industries -

This weekend, Halo will descend upon the summer shores of sunny California for the San Diego Comic Con. If you happen to be planning to make the annual pilgrimage to the hallowed halls of SDCC, we wanted to help give you a road-map to experience all the Halo we’ve got to offer! You want toys? We’ve got toys. You want meet & greets? We’ve got those too. You want exclusives? Oh we’ve got your exclusives right here. What’s that? You want panels? 343 PLS. No matter what your participation persuasion, we’ve got you covered. Let’s see what’s on tap…

SDCC SHOW FLOOR

Mattel

Our friends at Mattel will be hosting a dedicated Halo section within their impressive show floor booth, showcasing 6” figures, 12” figures, RC, Blasters, MEGA Bloks, and Hot Wheels, and some exciting reveals from MEGA Bloks. Mattel’s new action figure series brings the world of Halo to life with an iconic line of UNSC Spartans and Covenant forces! And don’t miss the collector’s grade SDCC-exclusive Spartan Helioskrill figure, designed with extreme detail and includes iconic accessories, removable armor, and 30 points of articulation for a highly poseable form. This figure includes a fully interchangeable, mix-and-match armor suit and 2 accessories so you can customize your figure with others in the full line. For San Diego Comic-Con only, figure comes with exclusive blue visor, exclusive armor decoration, and exclusive legendary MA5 “bracer skin.”

Mattel Booth #2945

BOOMco

Entertainment Earth will have the Toys R Us-Exclusive BOOMco Brute Spiker – Atriox Edition. Inspired by Halo Wars 2, this blaster is used by ferocious Brute warriors in their fight against the UNSC. Able to fire multiple darts without needing to reload, the Brute Spiker can keep the action going with the included 6-dart QwikClip, designed not to jam. You can also upgrade to a 20 or 40-Dart QwikClip for supreme blaster firepower! Features exclusive Halo decorations and Brute blades to show you mean business!

Entertainment Earth Booth #2343

Dark Horse Comics

The SDCC-Exclusive Temple Banshee 5” Replica will be on sale at Dark Horse booth. Limited to 300 units, this incredible replica of the venerable Covenant flyer is a must-have for collectors.

Whether wielding vicious 'sKelln hunting beasts or dueling in piston-driven warbirds, the sky-chevaliers were the undisputed masters of the Sanghelios sky for long ages. Though their order's honor was dulled under the Prophets' rigid strictures it was never tarnished, and as the Zealot and Ascetic temples once again bustle with life and newly-mended banners fly above reforged battlements the sky-chevaliers unfurl their wings to defend the faithful and punish the wicked. Their chariots are anointed Banshees, built to the finest tolerances by artisan-armorers of unsurpassed skill and piety. Beautiful works of art in their own right, these vehicles combine ancient tradition and ultra-tech advances; delicate grav impellors are wrapped in prayer strips and golden nanolaminate skins hand-carved and polished to a brilliant sheen by hopeful initiates learning secrets of the aerial hunt.

Dark Horse booth #2615

NERD HQ

Get hands-on with the Strongholds multiplayer mode in Halo Wars 2 at NERD HQ! Strongholds is a fast-paced, timed game mode where the objective is to secure more bases than your opponent when the timer stops.

Also at NERD HQ, be sure to check out the Atriox’s Gravity Mace being built by MEGA Bloks and get a Halo Wars 2 shirt designed by art director Jeremy Cook! Only 100 shirts will be made available each day at the NERD HQ store, so make sure you get your hands on one as fast as possible.

SIGNINGS

Halo: New Blood 

Meet author Matt Forbeck, author of Halo: New Blood, and contributing author to Halo: Fractures!

When: Thursday, July 21 from 11:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Simon & Schuster booth #1128

HALO: TALES FROM SLIPSPACE

Come meet authors Halo: Tales from Slipspace Tyler Jeffers, Frank O’Connor, and Jon Goff, and artists Dave Crosland and John Wayshak!

When: Friday, July 22 from 3pm – 4pm

Where: Dark Horse booth #2615

PANELS  

No doubt the biggest circles on your Comic-Con calendar will be those involving Halo panel participation, particularly our Halo Wars 2 panel, “Know Your Enemy” – a must-attend for story fans. In addition, our very own Frank O’Connor will be joining our friends at Dark Horse Comics to talk about the Halo franchise and maybe even offer a knowledge nugget or two on the upcoming Halo: Tales from Slipspace graphic novel anthology.

Video Game Comics: Level Up

With Dark Horse, video game franchises found a foothold in comics. With a line of video game-related comics and deluxe art books, including the bestselling World of Warcraft: Chronicle, the publisher now works with the biggest studios and brands in the business. Dark Horse editor Ian Tucker is joined by representatives from DICE, 343 Industries (Frank O’Connor), Microsoft, Blizzard, and BioWare for news and announcements on all your favorite video game tie-ins!

When: Thursday, July 21, 5pm - 6pm

Where: Room 23ABC

HALO WARS 2: KNOW YOUR ENEMY

Join 343 Industries and guests as they reveal the process, the pain and the pleasure of bringing the long awaited sequel to life on PC and console, and the exciting future of the storied franchise. Exclusive video, discussion and surprises await. Moderator Kiki Wolfkill hosts fellow 343 Industries veterans Frank O’Connor, Dan Ayoub and Kevin Grace on the panel, along with special guests Dave Wilson of Blur Studio and Halo newcomer Erika Soto, as they discuss video games, acting and verisimilitude in the Halo universe.

When: Friday, July 22, 0:15am - 11:15am

Where: Room 6BCF

BEHIND THE SHEEN 

While SDCC is indeed an incredible event that all should attend, we know that many of you who would love to go unfortunately won’t be able to make the trip to sunny SoCal to participate in the festivities. But have no fear, because we’ve got something for you, too. On Friday afternoon following the Halo Wars 2 panel, we’ll be releasing a pretty awesome ViDoc that fans will definitely want to check out…

Know Your Enemy - The Story & Characters of Halo Wars 2

Join 343 Industries for a glimpse into the task of bringing beloved heroes back into the fold after three decades adrift in space. What new adventures await them in this new galaxy? What new allies and adversaries will they meet? Find out how it’s all coming together in this behind-the-scenes featurette.

All throughout the weekend, be sure to follow Halo on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates. We look forward to spending our Comic Con adventure with you!

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