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NCSOFT at Comic-Con San Diego 2011 Activities

Stop by the NCSOFT booth (#5345) at Comic-Con International San Diego to meet artists and developers from City of Heroes FreedomTM and Guild Wars 2®. They'd love to chat with you and answer questions you have about their games. Check out the latest from City of Heroes Freedom, and try your hand at the Engineer profession in Guild Wars 2 on PCs provided by Alienware and with peripherals from Razer.

Desdemona from City of Heroes Freedom will make appearances at the NCSOFT booth during Comic-Con San Diego to meet fans. David "Noble Savage" Nakayama will also be creating free illustrations of selected City of Heroes Freedom players' in-game characters. The artists from Guild Wars 2 will be signing limited edition postcard books, as well. Stop by the NCSOFT booth to find out more.

Want to hang out with NCSOFT on Friday night? Check the NCSOFT schedule to find out how you could pick up a ticket to attend the NCSOFT San Diego Meet & Greet. The NCSOFT Fan Meet & Greet will be Friday, July 22, 2011. Ticket holders can meet fellow players of their favorite NCSOFT games while chatting with City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2 developers and artists. Guests will be treated to refreshments and could take home some nifty game swag. Attendees can also get hands-on time to play City of Heroes Freedom, as well as Guild Wars 2.

Make sure to check out the City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2 speaking sessions during Comic-Con. In them, you can find out the latest information from City of Heroes Freedom, the world's most popular super-powered MMO, and learn how Guild Wars 2 will set a new standard for social play in online fantasy RPGs!

Don't have a ticket to Comic-Con but will be in the San Diego area? Stop on by the AlienwareTM Mobile LAN Tour featuring NCSOFT located at Petco Park at the D1/D2 parking lot at the corner of Harbor Drive and Park Blvd from July 21-24, 2011 during Comic-Con San Diego during exhibit hall hours. Be sure to stop by and check out Alienware H1 Hummer stocked with PCs for you to play demos of City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2. The LAN Tour will have additional activities for you to partake in also, and you could pick up some great giveaways!

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NCSOFT at Comic-Con San Diego 2011 Schedule

During the convention, NCSOFT will be hosting a number of scheduled events and activities (listed below). All items and times are subject to change.

Time Description Staff

Thursday, July 21, 2011

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Hero ID Badges

Stop by the booth to get your limited edition City of Heroes Freedom ID badge personalized with your photo on it!

City of Heroes Freedom

Thursday, July 21, 2011

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Hero ID Badges

Stop by the booth to get your limited edition City of Heroes Freedom ID badge personalized with your photo on it!

City of Heroes Freedom

Thursday, July 21, 2011

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

Thursday, July 21, 2011

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Comic Book Signing

Come by the booth to get a signed copy of a City of Heroes Freedom comic book, signed by David “Noble Savage” Nakayama.

Staff

David "Noble Savage" Nakayama,
Art Lead

Thursday, July 21, 2011

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Room 24 ABC

Speaking Session:

City of Heroes Freedom: The Future of Super-Powered MMOs

Be the first to find out about the top-secret content release coming this summer to City of Heroes Freedom, the world's most popular super-powered MMO. The Paragon Studios team will be on site to share exclusive revelations about the upcoming City of Heroes Freedom game update that will redefine the online gaming industry.

Speakers

Melissa "War Witch" Bianco,
Lead Game Designer
Matt "Positron" Miller,
Lead Systems Designer
David "Noble Savage" Nakayama,
Art Lead
Nate “Second Measure” Birkholz,
Development Producer
Andy “Zwillinger” Belford,
Community Manager

Thursday, July 21, 2011

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Hero ID Badges

Stop by the booth to get your limited edition City of Heroes Freedom ID badge personalized with your photo on it!

City of Heroes Freedom

Time Description Staff

Friday, July 22, 2011

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio's resident comic book artist.

Staff

David "Noble Savage" Nakayama,
Art Lead

Friday, July 22, 2011

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio's resident comic book artist.

Staff

David "Noble Savage" Nakayama,
Art Lead

Friday, July 22, 2011

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

Friday, July 22, 2011

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Paragon Studios Ustream Chat

Join the Paragon Studios Community Team as its members broadcast live from the booth at San Diego Comic-Con through Ustream.

Staff

City of Heroes Freedom Community Team

Friday, July 22, 2011

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Hero ID Badges

Stop by the booth to get your limited edition City of Heroes Freedom ID badge personalized with your photo on it!

City of Heroes Freedom

Time Description Staff

Saturday, July 23, 2011

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio's resident comic book artist.

Staff

David "Noble Savage" Nakayama,
Art Lead

Saturday, July 23, 2011

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Character Sketches

Win a chance to have your City of Heroes Freedom character drawn by concept and comic artist David “Noble Savage” Nakyama! New and veteran players alike can enter a raffle to have their characters drawn by Paragon Studio's resident comic book artist.

Staff

David "Noble Savage" Nakayama,
Art Lead

Saturday, July 23, 2011

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Hero ID Badges

Stop by the booth to get your limited edition City of Heroes Freedom ID badge personalized with your photo on it!

City of Heroes Freedom

Saturday, July 23, 2011

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Room 23 ABC

Speaking Session

Guild Wars 2: Rethinking the Online RPG: How Guild Wars 2 Explores New Dimensions in Social Gaming

Are you tired of grind, repetitive combat, and no community in your fantasy RPG? Learn how Guild Wars 2 will set a new standard for social play in online fantasy RPGs! Accompanied by stunning concept art, key creators will examine how the lore, design, and gameplay of Guild Wars 2 offer a fresh, social-driven approach to cooperative online fantasy RPGs.

Speakers

Colin Johanson,
Lead Content Designer
Bobby Stein, Lead Writer
Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Leah Rivera, Game Designer

Saturday, July 23, 2011

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Paragon Studios Ustream Chat

Join the Paragon Studios Community Team as its members broadcast live from the booth at San Diego Comic-Con through Ustream.

Staff

City of Heroes Freedom Community Team

Saturday, July 23, 2011

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

Time Description Staff

Sunday, July 24, 2011

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Hero ID Badges

Stop by the booth to get your limited edition City of Heroes Freedom ID badge personalized with your photo on it!

City of Heroes Freedom

Sunday, July 24, 2011

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by for a limited giveaway of the Guild Wars 2 Postcard Collection 2011 and signing by the Guild Wars 2 artists.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

Sunday, July 24, 2011

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Hero ID Badges

Stop by the booth to get your limited edition City of Heroes Freedom ID badge personalized with your photo on it!

City of Heroes Freedom

Sunday, July 24, 2011

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NCSOFT Booth #5345

Hero ID Badges

Stop by the booth to get your limited edition City of Heroes Freedom ID badge personalized with your photo on it!

City of Heroes Freedom

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NCSOFT San Diego Meet & Greet 2011

The NCSOFT San Diego Meet & Greet 2011 is a ticketed event. For a few lucky fans, tickets can be obtained before the event at the NCSOFT booth #5345 at different times.

At the Meet & Greet, ticket holders can meet fellow players of their favorite NCSOFT games while chatting with City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2 developers and artists. Guests will be treated to refreshments and could take home some nifty game swag. Attendees can also get hands-on time to play City of Heroes Freedom, as well as Guild Wars 2. Fans could even win prizes from one of our partners: Razer and NVIDIA. See the contest rules for additional details.

Valid photo ID is required for admission. No under 21 will be admitted, due to requirements of the venue. Admission to the event is limited to NCSOFT San Diego Meet & Greet ticket holders only and is granted on a first-come, first-served basis to the capacity of the venue.

NCSOFT San Diego Meet & Greet 2011

When
Friday, July 22, 2011

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City of Heroes Freedom Speaking Session at Comic-Con San Diego 2011

City of Heroes Freedom The Future of Super-Powered MMOs

How does a massively multiplayer online game stay innovative and exciting for over SEVEN years? With phenomenal new content, adventures, and powers! This year is no exception, as City of Heroes Freedom will once again redefine the online gaming space in 2011 with its next major new content release. The Paragon Studios team will share epic storytelling, dazzling graphics, and thrilling adventures—and the team will provide the rest of the details only for the panel attendees!

The panel will give the attendees a rare opportunity to interact with the Paragon Studios team. Attendees will see firsthand the results of years of intense development and hear about the inspirations for the next exciting expansion. Throughout the panel, the audience will be treated to exclusive content and have the opportunity to interact with the Development Team. The panel promises to be packed with new revelations and surprises.

Thursday, July 21, 2011
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Room 24 ABC

  • Speakers
  • Melissa "War Witch" Bianco
    Lead Game Designer
  • Matt "Positron" Miller
    Lead Systems Designe
  • David "Noble Savage" Nakayama
    Art Lead
  • Nate “Second Measure” Birkholz
    Development Producer
  • Andy “Zwillinger” Belford
    Community Manager
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Guild Wars 2 Speaking Session at Comic-Con San Diego 2011

Rethinking the Online RPG: How Guild Wars 2 Explores New Dimensions in Social Gaming

The upcoming Guild Wars 2 MMO will be an immersive, dynamic gaming experience that will shatter clichés and player expectations for game design and social game play in online fantasy RPGs. Set in a beautiful, richly detailed fantasy world, Guild Wars 2 is based on ArenaNet's popular Guild Wars online game series, which has sold over 6 million units worldwide.

In this presentation, ArenaNet creators such as Lead Content Designer Colin Johanson, Lead Writer Bobby Stein, Lead Concept Artist Kekai Kotaki, and Character Artist Kristen Perry will examine how the lore, design, and gameplay of Guild Wars 2 combine to deliver a fresh, social approach to online fantasy RPGs. Learn more about Guild Wars 2's innovative dynamic event system and the game's fluid and social-centric approach to combat. You'll also learn more about crafting your character's personal story, and dive deeper into the lore and rich world design that will make Guild Wars 2 such an incredible gaming experience.

After the presentation, the ArenaNet panelists will answer questions from the audience and further explain what to expect from Guild Wars 2.

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Room 23 ABC

  • Speakers
  • Colin Johanson
    Colin Johanson
    Lead Content Designer
  • Bobby Stein
    Bobby Stein
    Lead Writer
  • Kekai Kotaki
    Kekai Kotaki
    Concept Art Lead
  • Kristen Perry
    Kristen Perry
    Character Artist
  • Leah Rivera
    Leah Rivera
    Game Designer
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NCSOFT at Comic-Con San Diego 2011 Partners

NCSOFT recognizes our promotional sponsors and their quality products:

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Alienware Mobile LAN Tour featuring NCSOFT

Don't have a ticket to Comic-Con but want to play City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2? NCSOFT has teamed up with Alienware during Comic-Con International San Diego 2011 to bring you playable demos of City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2 outside the convention!. The Alienware Mobile LAN Tour featuring these NCSOFT games will be located at Petco Park at the D1/D2 parking lot from July 21-24, 2011 during Comic-Con San Diego during exhibit hall hours. Be sure to stop by and check out the H1 Hummer decked out with Alienware's latest high-end gaming laptops and desktops. This is a great opportunity for fans without Comic-Con San Diego badges to visit and play the new City of Heroes Freedom content and to try out the Engineer profession in Guild Wars 2. In addition to trying out these NCSOFT games on these excellent Alienware PCs, you'll have the chance to pick up free Alienware and NCSOFT swag!

The Alienware Mobile LAN Tour it located at Petco Park D1/D2 parking lot at the corner of Harbor Drive and Park Blvd.

Alienware Mobile LAN Tour Activities Schedule

During the convention, we'll be hosting a number of scheduled events at the Alienware booth (listed below). All scheduled event times are subject to change.

Time Description Staff

Thursday, July 21, 2011

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Alienware Display at Petco Park D1/D2 Parking Lot

City of Heroes Freedom Raid

Fans and devs join forces to take on Underground Praetoria

Staff

City of Heroes Freedom

Thursday, July 21, 2011

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m

Alienware Display at Petco Park D1/D2 Parking Lot

Poster Signing

Come by the Alienware display to get a copy of a City of Heroes Freedom poster signed by David “Noble Savage” Nakayama.

Staff

David "Noble Savage" Nakayama,
Art Lead

Thursday, July 21, 2011

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Alienware Display at Petco Park D1/D2 Parking Lot

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by the Alienware display, where you could pick up a signed artist print from Guild Wars 2.

Signing Staff

Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Kristen Perry,
Character Artist

Thursday, July 21, 2011

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Alienware Display at Petco Park D1/D2 Parking Lot

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by the Alienware display, where you could pick up a signed artist print from Guild Wars 2.

Signing Staff

Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

Time Description Staff

Friday, July 22, 2011

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Alienware Display at Petco Park D1/D2 Parking Lot

City of Heroes Freedom Raid

Fans and devs join forces to take on Underground Praetoria

Staff

City of Heroes Freedom

Friday, July 22, 2011

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m

Alienware Display at Petco Park D1/D2 Parking Lot

Poster Signing

Come by the Alienware display to get a copy of a City of Heroes Freedom poster signed by David “Noble Savage” Nakayama.

Staff

David "Noble Savage" Nakayama,
Art Lead

Friday, July 22, 2011

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Alienware Display at Petco Park D1/D2 Parking Lot

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by the Alienware display, where you could pick up a signed artist print from Guild Wars 2.

Signing Staff

Kristen Perry,
Character Artist
Kekai Kotaki,
Concept Art Lead

Time Description Staff

Saturday, July 23, 2011

10:00 a.m. - 11:600 p.m

Alienware Display at Petco Park D1/D2 Parking Lot

City of Heroes Freedom Raid

Fans and devs join forces to take on Underground Praetoria

Staff

City of Heroes Freedom

Saturday, July 23, 2011

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Alienware Display at Petco Park D1/D2 Parking Lot

Artist Signing and Giveaway

Stop by the Alienware display, where you could pick up a signed artist print from Guild Wars 2.

Signing Staff

Matt Barrett,
Concept Artist
Katy Hargrove,
Concept Artist

Saturday, July 23, 2011

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Alienware Display at Petco Park D1/D2 Parking Lot

Poster Signing

Come by the Alienware display to get a copy of a City of Heroes Freedom poster signed by David “Noble Savage” Nakayama.

Staff

David "Noble Savage" Nakayama,
Art Lead

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