38 Studios (www.38studios.com), a pioneering entertainment force delivering a broad spectrum of immersive products, today announced its participation in the annual San Diego Comic-Con 2007. The company is comprised of luminaries from multiple industries including Boston Red Sox pitcher and game visionary Curt Schilling, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, New York Times best-selling fantasy author R. A. Salvatore, and video game industry leader Brett Close. 38 Studios will be introducing the company, senior staff, and artistic and storytelling visionaries McFarlane and Salvatore at this year’s event, July 25-29, 2007, at the San Diego Convention Center, Hall C, Booth #2601.
“38 Studios’ serious star talent has extensive roots in the comic-book industry, making this show a natural forum for our company,” said Brett Close, CEO and President of 38 Studios. “At 38 Studios, we are blurring the line between forms of entertainment, including comics, games, movies, and books, to ultimately deliver a unique new world to consumers that is both emotional and entertaining. We will provide a small glimpse into that world at this year’s Comic-Con.”
Among the products to explore the new intellectual property being developed by 38 Studios is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), featuring the artistic vision of Todd McFarlane, coupled with exceptional storytelling by R. A. Salvatore and superior game and brand development from some of the most well known names in the gaming industry. The 38 Studios team, which brings an unparalleled degree of vision, integrity, excellence, and achievement, includes Close (Midway, EALA, VR1/Jaleco), Chief Operations Officer Bill Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer Mary Kirchoff (Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, TSR), VP of Creative Development Scott Cuthbertson (Disney, Warner Bros., Vivendi/Universal, Nintendo), and Art Director Chaz Sutherland (Shiny Entertainment, EALA, VR1/Jaleco).
“The combined passion of the dev team and commitment of every member of this company means we’ll reach our goals and surpass our expectations because the individuals have already ‘been there and done that’,” said Schilling. “Our goal to redefine conventional interactive entertainment will be reached through the team’s commitment and strategic partnerships. Fans of McFarlane, Salvatore, and Schilling, as well as millions of fantasy MMOG fans worldwide, will finally find common ground in never-before-seen ways.”
At San Diego Comic-Con 2007, 38 Studios will appeal to fans of the fantasy genre with a number of activities including a panel discussion with Todd McFarlane, R. A. Salvatore, and Brett Close, multiple opportunities to meet the celebrated team in-booth, and exciting limited-edition giveaways autographed by Curt Schilling, Todd McFarlane, and R. A. Salvatore. For more information on 38 Studios at San Diego Comic-Con 2007, visit http://www.38studios.com.