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    David Mazzucchelli speaks at MoCCA

    David Mazzucchelli speaks at MoCCA


    July 16th, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.

    MoCCA Thursday:
    David Mazzucchelli and Dan Nadel in Conversation
    Admission: $5 | Free for MoCCA Members

    Artist David Mazzucchelli and exhibition curator Dan Nadel (publisher of Picture Box) will discuss Mazzucchelli’s work and the exhibition, including Mazzucchelli’s new graphic novel Asterios Polyp.

    MoCCA Gallery
    594 Broadway, Suite 401
    Between Houston & Prince
    New York City, NY 10012

    Asian American ComiCon (July 2009)

    June 26, 2009 by  
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    Convention Website: http://www.secretidentities.org/aacc/

    Date(s):: July 11, 2009

    Location: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, New York, NY

    Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: NA

    Projected Attendance:: NA


    Stan Lee Meet & Greet at SDCC

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    Stan Lee Meet and Greet Event at San Diego Comic-Con

    Legendary comic book creator Stan “The Man” Lee will be honored at a special Meet and Greet event held during the weekend of the San Diego Comic-Con taking place July 22nd – 26th, 2009. Desert Wind Comics and Crazy Cat

    Stan Lee will be a Comic Con International

    Stan Lee meets True Believers at Comic Con International

    Collectibles are especially proud to announce that in cooperation with CGC and ComicsPriceGuide.com we have made arrangements for fans to be able to meet and spend some time with this legendary creator. The event is scheduled to take place Friday, July 24th at 3:30 pm. A LIMITED NUMBER of advanced tickets will be offered exclusively through Desert Wind Comics starting June 29th. The price for this special opportunity is $300.00 per person. Included in the price is a swag bag full of Stan Lee signed memorabilia, a photo with Stan Lee and two items of your own signed by Stan.

    Stan Lee is known as the creator of many of the great comic book characters such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Avengers, Incredible Hulk, X-Men and many more. So here is your chance “True Believers” to meet the man that changed the comic book industry and gave us years of reading and entertainment.

    This is Stan Lee’s first public comic con appearance since last year’s San Diego Comic-Con so do not miss this opportunity to talk to “The Man” himself. A limited number of advanced purchase tickets will be available beginning June 29th, click here for complete details and to purchase your tickets for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Tickets are sure to go fast!

    EXP Convention (October 2009)

    June 26, 2009 by  
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    Convention Website: http://www.expcon.org

    Date(s):: October 9-11, 2009

    Location: St. Augustine Florida’s Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village

    Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 38

    Projected Attendance:: 2000


    JMV Sportscard, Comic Book and Toy Show – Austin (July 2009)

    June 26, 2009 by  
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    Convention Website: http://www.jmventertainment.com

    Date(s):: Sunday July 12,2009

    Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel,6121 N. IH -35 ,Austin,Texas78752

    Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 25

    Projected Attendance:: 200


    JMV Sportscard, Comic Book and Toy Show – Corpus Christi (July 2009)

    June 26, 2009 by  
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    Convention Website: http://www.jmventertainment.com

    Date(s):: Saturday July 18,2009

    Location: Best Western Marina Grand Hotel,300 N. Shoreline Blvd,Corpus Christi,Texas78401

    Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 25

    Projected Attendance:: 200


    Time Tunnel Movie and Toy Show (July 2009)

    June 26, 2009 by  
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    Convention Website: http://www.portagetheater.org/Jul25.jpg

    Date(s): JULY 25, 2009


    Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 25

    Projected Attendance:: 400


    JMV Comic Book Show (July 2009)

    June 26, 2009 by  
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    Convention Website: http://www.jmventertainment.com

    Date(s): July 26, 2009 (changed from 6/28/09)

    Location: Marriott Hotel – Houston Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, Tx 77017

    Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables: 40

    Projected Attendance: 250


    CA – Marc Davis Celebration of Animation

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    Hayao Miyazaki & John Lasseter speak at the Goldwyn Theater on July 28th.

    Hayao Miyazaki & John Lasseter speak at the Goldwyn Theater on July 28th.


    Marc Davis Celebration of Animation

    Featuring Hayao Miyazaki, in person

    Hosted by John Lasseter (Toy Story)

    An Animated Feature Oscar® winner for Spirited Away in 2002 and a nominee for Howl’s Moving Castle in 2005, Hayao Miyazaki is a unique and singular force in the world of animated films. An auteur in the most collaborative of mediums, he writes, directs and storyboards his own feature-length animated films, overseeing even the minutest details throughout production, often even redrawing individual production cels. His films, though varied in setting and tone, all balance harsh and sometimes violent realities with a sense of childlike wonder and enchantment, always with a very quiet and subtle human touch.

    Though not as well known in the United States, his work creates box office records in Japan and around the world, and he is among the first cited when animators the world over are asked about their sources of inspiration. Oscar winner and Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor John Lasseter will host 2009’s second edition of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, guiding an evening featuring clip highlights from Miyazaki’s films and a conversation with the master himself.

    Miyazaki’s other features include Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso and Princess Mononoke, among others.

    This event is SOLD OUT. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned at approximately 5:30 p.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins. Ticketholders should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure a seat in the theater.

    Event Information

    Tuesday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m.
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Samuel Goldwyn Theater
    8949 Wilshire Boulevard
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Directions, Parking & Theater Policies

    All seating is unreserved.

    Contact Info
    (310) 247-3600

    EXP Con adds Downes, Mignogna, and Baker

    June 26, 2009 by  
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    St. Augustine, FL – June 26, 2009 – EXP Con adds Steve Downes, voice of Halo’s Master Chief, Vic Mignogna, and Troy Baker to guest list.

    EXP Con: North Florida’s Video Game and Japanese Animation Convention

    EXP Con has been determined to bring the fans of video games and Japanese animation some of the biggest names from the industry, and so far this year is no exception.

    We are proud to announce as a Guest of Honor for EXP Con 2009 Steve Downes, the voice of iconic video game character Master Chief of the Halo series. Fans will get a chance to meet the man behind the mask at EXP Con 2009 for one of his rare convention appearances. He also works as the morning disc jockey for 97.1 WDRV “The Drive” in Chicago, Illinois.

    Making his first trip over to the North Florida area is popular voice actor of both anime and video game fame, Vic Mignogna. Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime about ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred shows, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross and many more. Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Persona III, Project Sylpheed, DBZ, Bleach, FMA and more. But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of songs for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music. And finally, in addition to anime and music, Vic has a degree in film and works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions.

    Also joining the guest list for his first Florida convention appearance is another popular voice over artist, Troy Baker. A native of Dallas, Texas, Troy first began working as an actor in TV and Radio commercials. He quickly became a mainstay voice actor of the anime community with such roles as “Frank Archer” in Full Metal Alchemist, “Abel Nightroad” in Trinity Blood, “Gennosuke” in Basilisk and “Action Bastard” in Shin Chan. Troy can also be heard in lead roles for blockbuster video game titles like Kanji Tatsumi in Persona 4 (Atlus), Yuri Lowell in Tales of Vesperia (namco), Red Faction: Guerrilla (Volition), the Brothers In Arms Franchise (Ubisoft), Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Atari),Bloodrayne 2 (Majesco), Aeon Flux (Majesco), Resistance 2 (Insomniac), Trauma Center:New Blood (Atlus), and Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (FunCom).

    Other guests whom will be in attendance are Guest of Honor Terrance Carson, voice of God of War’s Kratos, artists Ashley “AnimeBelle” Clark and Heather Scott of Dragonmun Studios, cosplayer CJ “Kefka” Collins, comedy troupe aniRAGE, and bands The Man Power and Random Encounter. The guest list is in for many more exciting surprises in the near future.

    About EXP Con: EXP Convention is a weekend long all ages event to be held at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village’s St. John’s County Convention Center. The main purpose of EXP Con is to celebrate and promote American and Japanese video gaming, Japanese animation also known as anime, manga which are Japanese graphic novels, cosplay which is the act of creating and modeling costumes based on characters from Japanese and American media, and other facets of Japanese culture.

    The first EXP Convention which carried the tagline of “North Florida’s Video Game and Anime Convention” was a weekend-long event which occupied all of and took place in World Golf Village’s Renaissance Resort and St. John’s County Convention Center during the weekend of October 17-19 2008. Last year’s participants were given the opportunity to meet popular industry guests such as Steve Blum, Beau Billingslea, and Johnny Yong Bosch, take part in fun and informative industry and fan driven panels related to their interests, free play and compete in tournaments in our 5,000 square foot video game lounge filled with 40 consoles and 40 high definition televisions, view both old and new Japanese media screenings, and attend multiple fan and industry driven events such as stage shows, fashion shows, contests, and live music. In the event’s inaugural year an attendance of close to 1,000 was achieved, which was no small feat for a first time event.

    For more information regarding EXP Con

    Email – Ryan_Sweat@expcon.org
    Check out our website at http://www.expcon.org

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