WIZARD WORLD PHILLY GUEST LIST EXPLODES WITH TALENT
FROM COMICS, FILM, TV, SPORTS AND COMEDY!
Superstar Comic Book Writer And Guest Of Honor
Garth Ennis Headlines An All-Star Lineup.
New York, NY (March 31st, 2009) – The wildly popular Wizard World Philadelphia comic convention is growing exponentially in 2009. Not only has Wizard World partnered with the Video Game Expo, the largest show of its kind on the east coast, but the guest list for Philly is bursting at the seams with incredibly talented creators, celebrities and more!
The list of comic creators attending Wizard World Philadelphia includes:
â€¢ Garth Ennis (The Boys writer)
â€¢ JG Jones (Final Crisis artist)
â€¢ Kevin Maguire (Batman: Confidential artist)
â€¢ Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex writer)
â€¢ Amanda Conner (Terra artist)
â€¢ Joe Kelly (Amazing Spider-Man writer)
â€¢ Paolo Rivera (Amazing Spider-Man artist)
â€¢ Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-Man artist)
â€¢ Billy Tucci (Shi creator)
â€¢ Shane Davis (Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns artist)
â€¢ Jim Calafiore (Batgirl artist)
â€¢ Sean McKeever (Teen Titans writer)
â€¢ Greg Pak (War Machine writer)
â€¢ Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers artist)
â€¢ Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man writer)
â€¢ Billy Tan (New Avengers artist)
â€¢ Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules writer)
â€¢ Howard Chaykin (Squadron Supreme writer)
â€¢ Walt Simonson (World of Warcraft writer)
â€¢ Brian Reed (Ms. Marvel writer)
â€¢ Greg Horn (Ms. Marvel cover artist)
â€¢ Dennis Calero (X-Men: Noir artist)
On top of the enormous comic book talent appearing at the show, the autograph area in Wizard World Philadelphia will also be populated with fan-favorite media guests, including:
â€¢ Lou Ferrigno (“The Hulk”)
â€¢ Peter Mayhew (“Star Wars”)
â€¢ Leyla Milani (“Deal or No Deal”)
â€¢ Max Brooks (World War Z author)
â€¢ Luciana Carro (New “Battlestar Galactica”)
â€¢ Traci Brooks (TNA wrestling superstar)
â€¢ Demolition (Superstar wrestling tag team)
â€¢ Darcy DeMoss (“Friday the 13th Part VI”)
â€¢ “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase (Wrestling legend)
â€¢ The Honky Tonk Man (WWE superstar)
â€¢ Herb Jefferson Jr. (Original “Battlestar Galactica)
â€¢ Jerry “The King” Lawler (WWE Hall of Famer)
â€¢ Dawn Marie (Wrestling Diva)
â€¢ Nidia (“WWE Tough Enough”)
â€¢ Mia St. John (WBC International Boxing Champion)
â€¢ Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (WWE superstar)
â€¢ Virgil (Wrestling superstar)
Also attending Wizard World Philadelphia are numerous comedy groups based in New York City and Philadelphia, thus comprising the first ever comedy track of programming at a Wizard World event! Performers in these comedy groups have appeared on such hit shows as “30 Rock,” “Best Week Ever” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Keep up to date with all the exhilarating announcements about Wizard World Philadelphia and Chicago Comic-Con by checking out www.wizardworld.com.
For more information about Video Game Expo be sure to visit, www.videogame.net.
Wizard World returns to Philadelphia June 19-21, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The industry leader in the comic book, collectibles and toy market, Wizard Entertainment publishes Wizard: The Magazine of Comics, Entertainment and Pop Culture and ToyFare: The Toy Magazine. Wizard Entertainment also publishes a bi-annual consumer magazine called Toy Wishes: The Ultimate Guide to Family Entertainment, which is the No. 1 most quoted source in the media about toys. Wizard’s publications have a monthly national readership of more than two million and are currently sold in 40 countries in 10 different languages. Wizard World, the convention division of Wizard Entertainment, brings the best in comics, film, television, anime and collectibles to Chicago, the 2nd-largest Comic-Con in the country, and Philadelphia, the 3rd-largest. WizardUniverse.com is the No. 1 online destination for the comic book and pop-culture worlds.
Mike Kennedy, writer of Ghost, Alien v.s. Predator, Aeon Flux, Lone Wolf 2100 and other titles will be in attendance at Project: Comic Con on June 6th, 2009.
Mike is also the Senior Producer of the upcoming game UNBOUND SAGA for the PSP due to be released June 2009. He will be bringing along a playable demo of the game. http://www.unboundsaga.com/
We’re thrilled to have him in attendance for our show!
FLORIDA SUPERCON ANNOUNCES TWENTY NEW GUESTS
INCLUDING: BRUCE CAMPBELL, MATTHEW LEWIS, SHELLY MOLDOFF & MARK BROOKS
We are proud to announce the addition of a twenty new guests to our growing line up.
Bruce Campbell: Legendary Actor, Writer, Director and Producer. Bruce is best known for his starring role as Ash in the Evil Dead trilogy (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness). He currently stars as Sam Axe in Burn Notice. Bruce has an array of impressive credits which include: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., My Name is Bruce, Bubba Ho-Tep, Sky High, Jack of All Trades, Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Movie, Man with the Screaming Brain and Congo. In addition to his film career, Campbell is an accomplished writer, including authoring an autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor and a comical novel entitled Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way.
Matthew Lewis: Star of the Harry Potter series of films, Matthew has portrayed Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix, Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince and the upcoming Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows.
Sheldon Moldoff: A true legend in the comic book industry. Sheldon began his career at seventeen when he contributed a sports filler that appeared on the inside front cover of the landmark Action Comics #1 (June 1938), the comic book that introduced Superman. He soon became Bob Kane’s first assistant on Batman, working with Batman off and on for thirty years. From about 1939, he was one of DC’s most prolific cover artists, illustrating many covers, including the cover to All American #16, the first appearance of Green Lantern. In 1953 he became one of the lead artists on Batman, which he continued to draw for the next 14 years. During his Batman run, Sheldon created and co-created a slew of characters including: The Bat-Girl, Bat-Mite, Ace The Bat Hound and Poison Ivy. In the mid 1960′s Sheldon turned to animation, doing storyboards for such animated TV series as Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse. Sheldon continued to contribute to the comic industry into the 21st century.
Mark Brooks: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: Avengers: The Initative, New X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Transformers, Cable & Deadpool, Amazing Fantasy, Arana, What If?, G.I. Joe: Battle Files and Amazing Spider-Man.
Daniel Logan: Media Guest and Actor. Daniel is best known for his role as “Young” Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
Brad Keston: Voice Actor. Brad was the voice of Charlie Brown in many Peanuts cartoons, including: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, Is This Goodbye Charlie Brown?, What Have We Learned Charlie Brown?, It’s Flashbeagle Charlie Brown, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.
Pamelyn Ferdin: Actress and Voice Actress. Pamelyn is best known as the voice of Lucy Van Pelt in many Peanuts cartoons, including: It Was a Short Summer Charlie Brown, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, and Play It Again Charlie Brown. Pamelyn’s other credits include: Charlotte’s Web (The Voice of Fern Arable), Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (The Voice of Sally), Star Trek (Original Series: And The Children Shall Lead) and Sealab 2020 (The Voice of Sallie).
Dennis Calero: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: X-Men: Noir, X-Factor, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, Sliders, Magic: The Gathering, Fallen Angel, Supergirl and Countdown to Final Crisis.
Tony Bedard: Superstar Comic Book Writer. Tony is the current writer of DC Comic’s R.E.B.E.L.S. His other credits include: Birds of Prey, Exiles, Countdown, Supergirl, Uncanny X-Men, Outsiders, Supergirl & The Legion of Superheroes, Batman: Confidential, Mystic, DCU: Brave New World, Negation, JSA: Classified, Black Canary, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Rogue and Magnus Robot Fighter.
Stephanie Yanez: Discovering music at the age of 5, Stephanie Yanez was born to sing. Her love for music eventually led her to record four songs on Geneon’s Anime Karaoke Collection with three of those songs recorded with overseas Japan-based record label I’VE. This CD also includes the song that she won at Anime Expo’s AX Idol 2004 “Ningyo Hime” from the top anime series Chobits!
Brian Thompson: Media Guest – Actor. Brian’s credits include: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (Shao Khan), Buffy The Vampire Slayer (The Judge and Luke The Vampire), The X-Files (Alien Bounty Hunter), Star Trek: Generations (Klingon Helm), Star Trek: The Next Generation (A Matter of Honor), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (To The Death & Rules of Engagement), Enterprise (United, Babel One, Aenar), Dragonheart (Brock), Charmed, Alien Nation, Werewolf, Terminator and Kindred: Embraced.
Richard Green: Artist and Animator. Richard’s credits include work for Disney on Beauty and the Beast (Assistant Animator of Lumiere), Rescuers Down Under, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Goofy, Mickey Mouse and more.
Peter Badalamenti: Media Guest – Actor. Peter’s credits include: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Penrod), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Penrod), The Curious Case of Benjiman Button (Younger/Older Benjiman), When In Rome (Ace Frehley), The Punisher, Bad Boys 2, Dr. Moreau’s House of Pain, Full Grown Men and Cremaster 3.
Plus: Derrick Fish (Artist), Nakia Mann (Artist – Zoom Suit), Austin Janowsky (Artist – Iron Man: The End, 10th Muse, GI Joe, Cracked Magazine), Joe Fauvel (Artist & Writer – Cry, Assassin’s Guild), Kezia Sardina (Artist), Chris Berman (Writer – The Hive) and E. Robert Dunn (Writer – Echelon’s End).
These twenty new guests join an already impressive lineup that includes:
Al Feldstein: Legendary EC Comics Creator, Al Feldstein served as Editor, Writer and Artist for EC Comics in the Golden Age. His work has graced the covers of Tales From The Crypt, Weird Science, Weird Fantasy, Shock SuspenStories, Crime SuspenStories, Vault of Horror, Panic and The Haunt of Fear.
Dick Giordano:When one mentions the legends that have shaped the history of the comics industry, rest assured that high on that list will be the name of Dick Giordano. Since 1951, Dick Giordano has worked his pencil and ink magic for a variety of publishers including Charlton Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dell, American Comics, Valiant, Treasure Chest and Junior Life. In addition to his considerable freelance contributions, Giordano acted as Editor-In-Chief for Charlton Comics, during which he oversaw the creation of their most memorable characters including such classics as The Blue Beetle and Captain Atom. As Executive Editorial Director of DC Comics, Dick was the guiding force behind such award-winning series as Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN, Frank Miller’s DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and many, many more revolutionary concepts. His creative vision at DC Comics resulted in raising the bar for creativity throughout the entire comics industry. In recent years, Dick Giordano, along with creative partners Bob Layton and David Michelinie, formed FUTURE ENTERTAINMENT, a multi-media company.
Patrick Rothfuss: New York Times Best Selling Author Patrick Rothfuss is the writer of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. Mr. Rothfuss was the recipient of the 2007 “Quill Award”, the 2007 Best Book of the Year – FantasyLiterature.net, Publisher Weekly’s 2007 Best Book of the Year (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror).
Michele Knotz: Anime Voice Acting Star, Michele Knotz is the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie, Misty, May, and Nurse Joy in PokÃ©mon. Michele is also one of the stars of Smash Bros. Brawl and Shootfighter Tekken.
Herb Trimpe: Legendary Comic Book artist Herb Trimpe is best known for his work at Marvel from the 1960′s to the 1990′s, including art for The Incredible Hulk (for which he enjoyed an eight-year run and is credited with the co-creation of Wolverine in Incredible Hulk #180 and 181), The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Shogun Warriors and Godzilla.
Pat Broderick: Legendary Comic Book artist and animator, Pat Broderick is an icon of the 70′s and 80′s comic book industry. Mr. Broderick has been the artist for Batman, Captain Marvel, Firestorm, Captain Atom, Detective Comics, Green Lantern, The Micronauts, Shazam, Alpha Flight and more! In addition to his comic book art, Mr. Broderick’s animation work includes concept design work for the Jimmy Neutron movie.
Allen Bellman: Golden Age Comic Book Legend. Artist of Captain America, The Patriot, Let’s Play Detective, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner and more! Mr. Bellman was the recipient of the 2007 San Diego Comic Con Inkpot Award.
Dana Snyder: Dana may be best known as the voice of Master Shake in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but his extensive list of credits also includes Chowder (Gazpacho), The Venture Brothers (The Alchemist), Squidbillies (Granny), Minoriteam (Dr. Wang), Sealab 2021 and Robot Chicken. Contrary to popular belief, Dana was NOT the “Food-Way Woman” in The Shawshank Redemption.
Bill Rogers: Anime voice acting star, Bill Rogers is the voice of Brock in PokÃ©mon, Touma Seguchi in Gravitation, Yamamoto in Boogiepop Phantom, Tanaka Souihiro in Genshiken, Kevin in The Third and Bonsly, Lucario & Weavile in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Greg Horn: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Painter. Credits include: Secret Invasion, Ms. Marvel, Elektra, She-Hulk, X-Men, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Namor, Spider-Man and more!
Heidi Arnhold: Heidi is a superstar Manga artist whose work includes Jim Henson’s Legends of the Dark Crystal and Star Trek: The Manga.
Ralph Cabrera: Superstar artist of Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and more!
Sophie Mcnutt: Industry Guest. Funimation’s Operation Anime Co-ordinator.
Terry Cronin & Pat Martin: Independent Comic Book creators. Students of the Unusual.
Rob Granito: Superstar Artist. Teen Titans Go, Warner Bros., USPS Marvel Postage Stamp Artist.
Greg Kirkpatrick: Independent Comic Book Artist. Living in Infamy, Novavolo, Savage Dragon.
Plus: Manuel Aguilera (Artist), Deleon Walters (Artist), Joel Estrada (Artist), The Earth Dies Screaming (Nerdcore Band) and Natalie Wood (Artist).
Dozens of more guests will be announced in the coming months.
The new location for FSC is The Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL. 33126. FSC will take up over 85,000 sq. feet of space at the convention center, which will include over 120 vendor booths (showcasing comic books, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, toys, anime, manga, clothing, accessories, DVD’s, CD’s, books, autographs and more!), a 9,000 sq. feet main events area, console gaming, LAN gaming, tabletop gaming, card gaming, panel rooms, anime viewing rooms and movie screening rooms.
The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, JUNE 5: 3:30PM – 2:00AM
SATURDAY, JUNE 6: 11:00AM – 2:00AM
SUNDAY, JUNE 7: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
For more information and updates: visit www.floridasupercon.com
Florida Supercon Tickets are currently available online and will be available at the show.
General Admission (3) Day Weekend Pass
$25 if reserved before March 1, 2009
$30 if reserved between March 2 and May 20, 2009
$35 if reserved between May 21 and June 4, 2009.
$40 at the event.
Single Day passes are available online and at the show for Friday ($20), Saturday ($25) and Sunday ($20)
Children under 10 years old are FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.
Parents accompanying children over 10 years old are eligible for a Parents ticket (which provides a $10 discount).
Military, Police and Firefighters get a $10 per ticket discount.
VIP Tickets are available for $150.
Vendor and Artist space in now available and information is online at www.floridasupercon.com/VENDORS.html
David Mack (Kabuki) kicks off Portland’s Comics Month with an exhibition at Floating World Comics on April 2nd from 6-10pm. The show will include a Q&A and book signing.
Floating World Comicsâ€Ž
20 NW 5th Ave #101
Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern) signs Flash: Rebirth at A Comic Shop on April 3rd, 2009 from Noon – 5pm.
A Comic Shop
114 S Semoran Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32792
author and illustrator
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Auditorium
James Gurney is the best-selling author and illustrator of the Dinotopia book series and creator of more than 70 illustrated book covers. He has worked on assignment as a National Geographic artist and has illustrated 17 U.S. postage stamps. An accomplished, award-winning artist, Gurney is the recipient of many prestigious honors, including seven Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA), two Hugo Awards from the World Science Fiction Convention, and Best of Show from the Art Director’s Club. Gurney’s art currently appears in museum exhibitions around the world. He lives in the Hudson River Valley in New York with his wife, two sons, and blue parakeet — a living descendant of dinosaurs.
Presented by the Illustration department
Monday, April 6, 2009
Joseph V. Canzani Auditorium
11am to 12:30pm
Free and Open to the Public
Columbus College of Art & Design
107 N. Ninth St.
Columbus, OH 43215