Cryptozoic Entertainment at San Diego Comic-Con 2012



Cryptozoic Entertainment is lighting up San Diego’s Gaslamp District with our very own retail store during San Diego Comic-Con. From July 11-15, you'll be able to stop by our store to purchase our board games and trading cards.

Stop by the Cryptozoic Store at 411 Market Street (between 4th and 5th Ave) for an assortment of awesome events ranging from artist signings to board game events. Don't know how to play any of our games? No problem! This weekend is the perfect chance for you to play our great selection of fun games, including The Walking Dead Board Game, Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre and The Big Bang Theory Party Game, as our staff will be available at the store to give you a demo.

Customers who shop at the Cryptozoic Store will also receive a gift with purchase. We will be holding special promotions and giveaways all weekend long at the store and online on our Facebook page! Plus, the store will be the place to find limited-edition trading cards and other awesome goodies. Check back regularly for more details about all the activities happening at our store location during Comic-Con!

The Cryptozoic store will also be the official Gam3rCon Shuttle stop during the week. Gam3rCon happens from July 11-15 at the 10th Avenue Theatre on Broadway and 10th Ave. downtown. With four floors of video games, tabletop gaming, geek theatre, rooftop parties, gaming art and more, Gam3rCon is THE destination to get your gaming fix during San Diego Comic-Con. Get the details at!


Gam3rCon Shuttle Times:
Wed - Sat:  4:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
(Will stop in front of the Cryptozoic Store every 20 minutes)

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Special Guests and Events Schedule


5:00 - 10:00 pm - Preview Night



11:00 am                      Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards Tournament

12:00 - 1:00 pm          The Walking Dead™ Creator - Robert Kirkman

1:00 pm                       Locke & Key Tournament

3:00 - 4:00 pm            Nevsky Writer - Ben McCool

3:00 pm                       Penny Arcade™: The Game Tournament                                               

5:00 pm                       Food Fight Tournament

7:00 - 8:00 pm            World of Warcraft® Author - Christie Golden



11:00 am                      Locke & Key Tournament

1:00 pm                       Penny Arcade: The Game Tournament                                               

3:00 pm                       World of Warcraft TCG Spectral Safari

4:00 - 5:00 pm             Zombie Walk Make-up

5:00 pm                       Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards Tournament

5:00 - 7:00 pm            DC Comics™: The New 52 & The Walking Dead Artist – Brandon Kenney

8:00 - 11:00 pm          The Lookouts Comic Book Preview Event, with Special Guests Mike Krahulik,

                                    Jerry Holkins, Ben McCool, and Cory Jones



11:00 am - 1:00 pm    The Walking Dead Series Actress - Lauren Cohan

11:00 am                      Penny Arcade: The Game Tournament                                               

1:00 - 5:00 pm            DC Comics: The New 52 Artist - Tim Shay

1:00pm                        Food Fight Tournament

2:00 - 4:00 pm            The Walking Dead Series Actor - Steven Yeun

3:00 pm                       Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards Tournament

5:00 pm                       Locke & Key Tournament



11:00 am                      Food Fight Tournament

1:00 pm                       Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards Tournament

3:00 pm                       World of Warcraft TCG Lootapalooza

5:00 pm                       Penny Arcade: The Game Tournament                                               

Zombie Walk Make-Up Event at Cryptozoic Comic-Con Store


TIME: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

On Friday, July 13th, the San Diego Comic-Con will be host to one of the most famous Zombie Walks in the world. And on Friday the 13th, at that. How fitting for a day of horror!

The San Diego Zombie Walk is exactly what it sounds like, an event where zombies...uh, walk around. We use the term "walk" loosely, by the way. But the zombies do move slowly, and they come in armies. The annual Comic-Con Zombie Walk event is a great excuse for people to put on some make-up and have some fun by walking like a zombie, talking like a zombie, and hanging out with other zombies.

We'll be holding a special Zombie Walk Make-up event at the Cryptozoic Store for fans who want to get involved in the Zombie Walk. The event takes places on Zombie Walk Day (Friday the 13th) from 4pm until 5pm. We'll have a few members of Cryptozoic staff on-hand with face make-up for anyone who'd like to get into the spirit of things.

Make-up services are on a first come, first serve basis. Resources and staff are limited, so show up early if you'd like your face zombified.

For more details on the Zombie Walk, including times, meet-ups, instructions, and advice, head on over to the San Diego Zombie Walk website.


DC Comics Deck-building game demo at Cryptozoic Comic-Con Store

Leading into Comic-Con International: San Diego, Cryptozoic Entertainment™, the premier developer of original and licensed games including The Walking Dead Board Game and Locke & Key: The Game, and under a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products in partnership with DC Entertainment, recently announced an all-new deck-building game based in the DC Comics universe. The DC Comics Deck-building Game will offer exciting gameplay for both comics and gaming fans, allowing them to play as the marquee characters they know and love.

As part of Cryptozoic Entertainment's activities at Comic-Con, the DC Comics Deck-building Game will be available for demonstrations for the first time, exclusively at the Cryptozoic Comic-Con Store at 411 Market Street for the duration of convention!



Launching this summer, Cryptozoic’s DC Comics Deck-building Game will boast art straight from the hit comics, including DC Comics Super Heroes and DC Comics Villains such as Superman™, Batman™, The Joker, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Darkseid, Lex Luthor and many more. The amazing card mechanics give new depth to fan-favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains, allowing them new equipment and superpowers. Plus, hundreds of potential card combinations and deep deck-building mechanics keep the DC Comics game fresh and exciting for each and every play.

Stop on by the Cryptozoic Comic-Con Store for your first chance to try out the this upcoming game!



Cryptozoic Entertainment cordially invites you to an
Exclusive Non-Sport Trading Card event

at San Diego Comic-Con!

As a special thank you to non-sport collectors, Cryptozoic will be hosting an exclusive morning event on Saturday, July 14th, at the Cryptozoic San Diego Comic-Con store located in the Gaslamp. Limited to only 40 collectors, each attendee will receive a promotional gift bag and have priority access to hard-to-find trading card products.

Guests attending will automatically be entered to win a variety of door prizes, including commissioned artist proof sketch cards, wardrobe cards, and autograph cards. Collectors will also have the opportunity to meet some of the top sketch card artists in the industry today, without the crowds in Artists' Alley. Don't miss this chance to get a peek at the trading card process, a preview of costumes from sets of some of today's hottest shows, and an exclusive look at Cryptozoic's upcoming projects, launching later in 2012.

WHO: Open to the first 40 collectors to RSVP

WHEN: 8:00am – 9:30am Saturday, July 14th, 2012

WHERE: The Cryptozoic Entertainment Store
                411 Market Street 
                San Diego, CA

WHAT: Cryptozoic Private Trading Card Event
- Exclusive event with limited attendance
- Priority access to show-exclusive trading card sale items
- Opportunity to meet top artists
- Door prizes, including sold out products, promos, and artist APs!
- Gift bag for each collector attendee
- Coffee and light refreshments will be provided


George Davis
Marvel Dangerous Divas , Marvel 2012 Greatest Heroes, Star Wars Clone Wars Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Spider-Man Archives, Iron Man 2, Marvel Heroes and Villains, Marvel Universe 2011

Marat Mychaels
DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards, The Walking Dead Trading Cards, Image Universe, Women of Marvel, Youngblood, Painkiller Jane, Captain Action, Red Sonja 35th, Lady Death Sketch Series, Billy Tucci’s Shi, Grimm Fairy Tale, The Prophet, Images of Shadowhawk, Creators Universe, Red Sonja, Iron Man 2, Star Wars Galaxy 7, Avengers Assemble, Marvel Masterpieces 2

Tim Shay
DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards, Tarzan 100th Anniversary, Classic Vintage Movie Poster: Science Fiction and Horror Series, Classic Mythology, Golden Age of Comics, Bettie Page The Private Collection, Vampirella, Dungeon Dolls, Contemporary Pinups, Spider-Man Archives, Project Superpowers, Marvel 2012 Greatest Heroes, Red Sonja, 70 Years of Marvel Comics, Dark Zodiac, Dexter Season 3, Marvel Universe 2011, Marvel: Heroes and Villains

Dan Schoening
DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards, Mandy Sketch Card Series, Hack/Slash, P’ups: Pin-up & Puppies, Voltron Sketch Card Series, The Female Persuasion Sketch Card Series, Greatest American Hero Sketch Card Series, Dead@17 Sketch Card Series, Marvel Masterpieces 2, Marvel Masterpieces 3, Iron Man

Jason Worthington
The Walking Dead, Zombies vs. Cheerleaders,  Mandy Sketch Card Series, Painkiller Jane Sketch Card Series, Hack/Slash, P’ups: Pin-up & Puppies, Moonstone Maximum Sketch Card Series, The Pro Sketch Card Series, Dungeon Dolls, Sheena Queen of the Jungle Sketch Card Series, Grimm Sketch Card Series, Voltron Sketch Card Series, Dead@17 Sketch Card Series, Billy Tucci’s Shi, The Female Persuasion Sketch Card Series, Archie Comics, Manga Mandy


The Lookouts Preview at Comic-Con

Penny Arcade and Cryptozoic Entertainment™ are proud to announce the launch of an all-new comic book series, The Lookouts, based on the fan-favorite Penny Arcade web comic. Previewing with issues #1 July 11 – 15 at San Diego Comic-Con and in stores nationwide on August 29th, The Lookouts story was developed by Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins, Cryptozoic’s President and Chief Creative Officer, Cory Jones, and Ben McCool. The Lookouts is written by McCool with art by Robb Mommaerts.

This ongoing series tells the story of a group of young boys who join the Lookouts, where they must learn the secrets of the magical Eyrewood Forest. Badges are rewarded to the Lookouts upon completing different tasks. Each six-issue arc will focus on a new badge and an exciting journey for the young trainees, starting with the “Riddle” badge in the first issue. Additionally, each issue will contain a two-page spread from The Lookout’s Handbook, featuring an inside peek at this heroic group and information on additional badges.

The Lookouts #1 will be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con with two exclusive covers, one by Mike Krahulik and one by Doug TenNapel. The Lookouts #1 will launch in comic stores nationwide on August 29, 2012 with one cover by Rob Mommaerts. The comic will also be available digitally starting July 6th on comiXology mobile apps for Apple iOS, Android, and more.

Mike Krahulik Cover Artwork