LOS ANGELES – July 11, 2013 – The creators and writer of the developing Steampunk-themed television series, Lantern City and the soon-to-be-released illustrated novel “RISE: A Lantern City Illustrated Novel”, will be panel guests and appear at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego from Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20. The team, consisting of Bruce Boxleitner, Trevor Crafts and Matthew James Daley, will be selling exclusive series and novel merchandise, and will be signing books.
Veteran actor and producer Boxleitner (TRON, Babylon 5), Emmy award-winning producer Crafts, and screenwriter and author Daley have recently garnered a large following due to their television series, Lantern City, currently in development.
“RISE” tells the story of Isaac Foster Grey, the first leader of Lantern City. Isaac battles through misfortune with a burning vengeance against his father’s killer and that man’s plan for domination over every citizen in the land of Hetra. “RISE” is a journey through a fantastic world of myth, mystery, violence, and epic circumstance that challenges the definitions of good and evil.
“RISE” is the first illustrated novel in the Lantern City saga. It is a collaboration between Daley and concept artists at Section Studios. Fans can pre-order the book for $29.95, plus shipping and handling, at www.LanternCityTV.com/rise. It will be available for purchase at Comic-Con International: San Diego from Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20 and will be available at www.Amazon.com beginning July 22.
PANELS: Crafts, Boxleitner, and Daley will appear on the “Secrets of Sci-Fi Writing and Science Fiction/Fantasy” panel on Thursday, July 18 at 11 a.m. in Room 32AB (upper level, facing the east terrace and San Diego Bay). There will be exclusive Lantern City and “RISE” merchandise giveaways. Crafts will also appear with Lantern City collaborator Thomas Willeford on the “Steampunk as a Super Culture” panel on Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. in Room 29A (upper level, facing the east terrace and San Diego Bay).
BOOK SIGNINGS AND MERCHANDISE: Hardcover copies of “RISE” will be available to purchase for $29.95 at Section Studios booth #5550 and Brute Force Studios booth #4919 from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. In addition, exclusive Lantern City merchandise will also be available for purchase at the Brute Force Studios booth #4919.
Crafts, Boxleitner, and Daley will be signing books at Section Studios booth #5550 on Friday, July 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ABOUT LANTERN CITY AND “RISE”
The new Steampunk-themed series Lantern City, from executive producers Bruce Boxleitner and Trevor Crafts, is an exciting foray into fan-inspired and fan-created television. It combines first-rate storytelling, innovative production design, and a rich world that fans will fall in love with. Although it will blend great science fiction with dynamic storylines, at its heart, the show will ask two questions: “How far would you go to be with the person you love?” and ”What lengths would you go to in order to survive?” Lantern City highlights the Steampunk genre to create a one-of-a-kind television experience. The show is unique in that it allows viewers to be involved in the process – a first for any television show. On July 19, 2013, series creators will release the first illustrated novel in the Lantern City saga, “RISE”. For more information, visit www.LanternCityTV.com, “like” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LanternCityTV and follow on Twitter at www.twtter.com/LanternCityTV.