San Diego is definitely a great place to go to the beach. I know what you're thinking, though: "How do I have time to hit the beach during Comic-Con?" It helps that Audible will be bringing the beach to you, along with a trio of Originals.
Let's start with "The Audible Beach" experience. Thursday July 21st to Sunday July 24th, fans will not only be able to sample Audible Originals like Impact Winter, The Sandman and the launch of Moriarty: The Devil's Game, but also experience colossal, themed sand sculptures. Seems like a nice place to unwind and get some great photo ops. If you're at the con, you'll find the experience at 1st Avenue and Martin Luther King Promenade.
There will also be a couple of great panels where you can learn more about these Audible Originals:
Impact Winter: Sound to Page Panel:WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, July 21 from 10:00 - 11:00am Location: Room 9, San Diego Convention Center (111 W Harbor Dr.)
Panelists: Impact Winter creator and writer Travis Beacham, Head of Podcasts at Skybound Alexandra August, Head of Comics at Skybound Amanda LaFranco, EVP and Head of US Content at Audible Rachel Ghiazza, Impact Winter comic artist Stephen Green (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.), and comic editor Amanda LaFranco (Skybound), moderated by John Rocha.
Panel Info: “Sound to Page” - Impact Winter, Audible’s hit audio series from writer/director Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Carnival Row), takes place 10 years after a comet strike blacked out the sun, and vampires have emerged in the darkness to take over what remains of the world. One vampire hunter, a young woman named Darcy, is lured by a powerful vampire overlord and thrust into a fight for her people’s future. Executive produced by Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead) and Anonymous Content (True Detective), Impact Winter delivers binaural audio, original music and incomparable sound design, all of which bring to life this post-apocalyptic world in visceral detail. Join the team as they spill secrets behind the year’s biggest audio hit and its evolution into a visual medium via the stunning prequel comic written by Travis Beacham with art from Stephen Greene (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.). Impact Winter is available on Audible and wherever you listen to podcasts now: https://www.audible.com/pd/Impact-Winter-Audiobook/B09PSLLWFG
Moriarty: The Devil's Game Panel:WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, July 21 from 12:15 - 1:15pm
Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront (1 Park Blvd.)
Panelists: Cast members Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings, Lost), Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings), Phil LaMarr (Pulp Fiction, Family Guy) and Lindsay Whisler, moderated by Andre Meadows. *All talent is subject to change
Panel Info: Audible will also host a Moriarty: The Devil’s Game panel with cast members Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Phil LaMarr, and Lindsay Whisler to discuss the thrilling task of bringing these known characters to life in stunning audio. Audible’s bold new addition to the Sherlock Holmes universe, Moriarty: The Devil’s Game, dares to ask: What if Holmes’ most villainous nemesis was actually an innocent man? Moriarty turns one of literature’s most famous rivalries on its head, recasting Professor James Moriarty (Monaghan) as a desperate fugitive framed for murder and hunted by dark forces who will stop at nothing to exploit his brilliance. Moriarty: The Devil’s Game is available now on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Moriarty-Podcast/B0B2DZBVRR
This feels like a fun and interesting way to shake up your panel schedule. It's also probably your one chance in all of the chaos of Comic-Con week to hit the beach. Will you be adding Audible to your schedule?
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