IDW Entertainment is offering an intimate, exclusive event with two of comics' most legendary creators at San Diego Comic-Con, but you'll need to pony up $500 for the privilege. A press release describes the experience:
Upping the ante on an annual SDCC tradition, IDW Publishing will host TWO industry legends – Stan Sakai (creator of the critically acclaimed Usagi Yojimbo) and Walter Simonson (legendary writer/artist of The Mighty Thor, Manhunter, and Ragnarök) for one very special dinner to which YOU are invited!
Mingle with both Sakai and Simonson on the evening of Thursday, July 18th in an event strictly limited to a handful of attendees, taking place in a private room at an upscale restaurant in the San Diego Gaslamp district, just a short walk from the convention center.
Sounds delicious! And though both creators will be at the dinner, the promotional packages which include exclusive books and original artwork, must be purchased separately.
THE SAKAI DINNER PACKAGE: Includes dinner, one (1) copy of the Usagi Yojimbo: Grasscutter Artist's Select Edition with a foil stamp unique to this event, one (1) Original Illustration by Sakai (featuring any Usagi Yojimbo character of the diner's choosing), plus additional surprise goodies.
THE SIMONSON DINNER PACKAGE: Includes dinner, one (1) copy of the Walter Simonson's Star Wars Artifact Edition with a foil stamp unique to this event, one (1) Original Illustration by Simonson (featuring a character of the diner's choosing), plus additional surprise goodies.
Those who buy BOTH dinner packages will receive a special Walter Simonson & Stan Sakai Artist's Edition Print – an extremely limited jam piece, only available at this event!
The price for either dinner package is $500 each.
Regarding original artwork, the diners will receive the illustrations featuring the character of their choice (as drawn by either Simonson or Sakai, respectively), at the dinner event. The character must be selected by each confirmed guest within 24 hours of purchase to ensure readiness. Representative examples of Simonson's and Sakai's original illustrations can be found at our official sign-up page.
To sign up, head to the following link: https://www.idwpublishing.com/product/walter-simonson-and-stan-sakai-dinner-sdcc-2019/.