Mid-Ohio-Con Names Frank Cho as Special Guest for 2010

September 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio, Top Stories

Press Release:

Mid-Ohio-Con Names Frank Cho as Special Guest for 30th Anniversary Show

Columbus, OH – September 29, 2010 – Mid-Ohio-Con announced today that acclaimed creator Frank Cho has joined the guest roster for Mid-Ohio-Con 2010. “We’re thrilled to add Frank to the Mid-Ohio-Con guest list for the 30th anniversary show. We’ve really taken our guest list up a notch this year and we’re looking forward to an amazing turnout on the weekend of November 6-7, 2010 in Columbus, OH.” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con.

Frank Cho is a fan-favorite creator best known for his comic strip Liberty Meadows as well as his stunning art on Marvel’s New Ultimates, Hulk, The Mighty Avengers, and Shanna the She-Devil, and Dynamite Entertainment’s Jungle Girl. Remarkably, the award-winning creator never received any formal training as an artist. He got his start writing and drawing a comic strip called University2 for The Diamondback, the student newspaper at the University of Maryland, College Park.

After graduation, Cho adapted elements of this work for use in a professionally syndicated strip, Liberty Meadows. Cho signed a fifteen-year contract with Creators Syndicate, which he later realized was unusually long and, perhaps jokingly, blamed on having a bad lawyer. Growing tired of newspaper censorship, Cho severed his contract with Creators Syndicate, and ultimately converted Liberty Meadows to a monthly publication.

Cho has won many awards for his comic strip work, including the prestigious National Cartoonists Society’s Awards for Best Comic Book and Book Illustration, the Eagle Award, the Charles M. Schulz Award for Excellence in Cartooning, Scripps-Howard Award for Best College Cartoonist, College Media Association for Cartooning, and the Max & Moritz Prize, for Best International Comic Strip. He has also been nominated for the coveted Harvey and Eisner Awards for his work in comics.

Now entering its 30th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful comic book and pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 will be held on November 6-7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Visit us online at www.midohiocon.com.

NBM and Papercutz at NYCC 2010

September 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York

Press Release:

Friends in Comics:

NBM and Papercutz will be sharing a corner booth #2304 at the upcoming New York Comic-Con October 8-10 at the Javitts Convention Center. Upwards of 70,000 visitors are expected and we’ll have a busy booth of authors signing from both companies! Besides having our latest books to show and sell, here’s our schedule of appearances on authors you can meet which will include Neil Kleid of The Big Kahn and Brownsville, Greg Houston of Elephant Man and Vatican Hustle. On Papercutz‘ side, we’ll have Rick Parker and Stefan Petrucha who’ve done the best-selling Tales from the Crypt‘s Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid, the infamous new Harry Potty spoof, and Nancy Drew:

Friday October 8th

10:00 to 11:00AM Stefan Petrucha and Neil Kleid

11:00AM to 12:00PM Greg Houston and Rick Parker

1:00 to 2:30PM Stefan Petrucha

2:30 to 4:00PM Neil & Greg

4:00 to 5:30PM Stefan and Rick

Saturday October 9th

11:00AM to 12:30PM Stefan

1:30 to 3:00PM Rick & Greg

3:30to 5:00PM Stefan

5:00 to 6:30PM Rick & Greg

Sunday October 10th

10:30AM to 12:00PM Greg & Rick

12:00 to 1:30PM Neil

1:30 to 3:00PM Stefan

Stop by and see us!

Marc Mason, NBM Publishing

Tickets On Sale for November VA Comicon

September 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Virginia

Press Release:

VA COMICON TICKETS GO ON SALE!
The BEST 2-day comic book show in the South!

Richmond, VA – 09/27/2010 – For Immediate Press Release:

The VA Comicon is proud to formally announce advance ticket sales for it’s November 20-21st show!

Richmond, VA welcomes premiere comic publishers on November 20-21, the weekend before Thanksgiving, Including Top Cow (Witchblade), Zenescope (Grimm Fairy Tales), Fangoria Magazine, Adhouse books and More!

Exhibitors come from all over the Eastern United States, and almost half of them will be selling Golden Age comics from the 1940′s and 1950s! Do you have some old comics? Bring them to the VA Comicon to submit them to CGC the top comic grading company! Got extra comics? Neat Stuff Collectibles is hosting a Buying Event at the VA Comicon! Get CASH for those unwanted comics!

The VA Comicon also welcomes DOZENS of top artists, including Guests of Honor Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern), Herb Trimpe (the Co-creator of Wolverine), Brian Pulido (creator of Lady Death) and Michael Golden (Micronauts)! Other artists include Mike McKone, Larry Hama, Dan Parent, Billy Tucci, Tim Seeley, Robert Atkins, Rick Spears and More!

The VA Comicon has recently updated it’s website to better accommodate it’s guests and exhibitors, including a newly-updated section for registered exhibitors.

Starting today, we are accepting online payments for 2-day advance VIP tickets for only $14.95! This includes access BOTH days, including 30 minutes early admittance to the show on Saturday, a FREE color print by Tsunami Studios, access to the horror movie screenings Saturday night by Fangoria, PLUS Free admission to the AMA 1/2, the Anime and Manga show across the hall from the VA Comicon!

Exclusives this year will be provided by: Top Cow, Zenescope, Brian Pulido, Moonstone, Tsunami Studios and more!

We have outgrown our old location, and are at a new, LARGER location this year, the Ramada Plaza West! The entire VA COMICON is fully carpeted and chandeliered! You don’t wan’t to miss out! We also have several discount airlines that fly into Richmond, and we are less than 5 minutes from I-95 and I-64!

Why not visit our newly-redesigned website at http://www.VAcomicon.com to learn more right now!
We will see you there!

Best,

Brett Carreras
promoter of the VA Comicon (http://www.vacomicon.com)
owner of Brett’s Comic Pile (http://www.brettscomicpile.com)

Over 200 Guests for the Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con in October

Press Release:

LEE MAJORS, MARY MCDONNELL, ADAM WEST, “BRADY BUNCH BOYS” AMONG HEADLINERS AT WIZARD WORLD BIG APPLE COMIC CON, OCTOBER 1-2-3 AT MANHATTAN’S PENN PLAZA PAVILION

First Convention Appearance For Majors in 30 years, First for “Bradys” together on East Coast and First for West-Burt Ward in N.Y. in Two Decades; Claudia Christian, Julia Jones And 200+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors To Attend

NEW YORK, Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, is set for Friday through Sunday, October 1-3, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Manhattan. The event, the largest and longest-running Comic Con in New York, will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and plenty of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

Celebrity guests include:

Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy)

Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica)

Adam West, Burt Ward (Batman)

Walter Koenig (Star Trek)

Claudia Christian (Babylon 5)

Julia Jones (Twilight: Eclipse)

Jake Lloyd, Ahmed Best, Bonnie Piesse (Star Wars)

Doug Jones (Hellboy)

Erin Gray (Buck Rogers)

Herb Jefferson, Jr (Battlestar Galactica – original series)

Richard Anderson (Six Million Dollar Man)

Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland (Brady Bunch)

Dan Folger (Balls of Fury, Fanboys)

Larry Thomas (Seinfeld)

Diora Baird (30 Days of Night)

Scott Porter (Caprica)

Captain Zorikh (Sci-fi Science, Jedi Junkies)

Paris Themmen (Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, and Akihiro Kitamura (Human Centipede)

Kevin Nash, Ted DiBiase, Shane Douglas, Joel Gertner, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Virgil, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, Mikey Whipwreck, “Simply the Best” G.A. West, Torrie Wilson, Tammy “Sunny” Sytch (pro wrestlers)

Alison Whitmore (Editor – IFC.com)

Knicks City Dancers

They will be among the stars on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take professional photographs (Photo Ops) with fans.

This is Lee Majors’ first convention appearance in 30 years and the first time the ‘Brady Boys’ have been together on the East Coast,

It is also the first time in nearly 20 years that West and his “Batman” co-star Burt Ward will have appeared together in New York.

Other popular Big Apple Comic Con celebrity guests include Claudia Christian (“Look,” “Babylon 5″), Julia Jones (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, JONAH HEX), Jake Lloyd (STAR WARS: EPISODE I, “The Pretender”), Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5″) and other well-known personalities.

Fans can also meet their favorite comic artists, writers, and editors, including Carmine Infantino (Co-Creator of The Flash; Deadman; Batgirl; Human Target; Black Canary and the top Batman artist of the 60s!), Mike Grell (Green Arrow), Herb Trimpe (Hulk; Iron Man), Jerry Robinson (Batman, creator of Robin and Joker), Mark Millar (“Kick-Ass, Wanted), Dick Ayers (Sgt. Fury, The Incredible Hulk), Rich Buckler (Fantastic Four, All-Star Squadron), Irwin Hasen (Green Lantern, Dondi), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super Heroes, former DC president), Bob Wiacek (X-Men, The Brave and the Bold), Joe Madureira (Darksiders, Uncanny X-Men, Battle Chasers), Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern, Superman/Batman), Greg Horn (Blackest Night, Elektra, Ms. Marvel), Alex Maleev (Batman, Daredevil), Michael Golden (Wolverine: First Class, New Exiles), Mark Texeira (Moon Knight, Ghost Rider), Trevor Von Eeden (Black Lightning, Batman), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia), Leinil Yu (Wolverine; X-Men; Ultimate Comics: Avengers 2; Uncanny X-Men), Billy Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock), Mark Texeira (Moon Knight, Ghost Rider), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies, Batman), Steve Manion (Fearless Dawn), Louis Small, Jr (Vampirella), Rob Liefeld (Deadpool, Youngblood), Jim Shooter (former editor-in-chief, Marvel, Valiant), Bill Jemas (former Marvel Comics publisher), J. David Spurlock (Author, artist, and editor), and many other national and local creators.

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 200 dealer booths.

Special events at Big Apple Comic Con include the “Magic: The Gathering” card game tournament, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops) with celebrities and others to be announced.

The Penn Plaza Pavilion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., in the historic Hotel Pennsylvania. Big Apple Comic Con is the fifth stop on Wizard’s eight-city 2010 North American tour. Hours are Friday, Oct. 1, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (all times Eastern). Tickets are available in advance or by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at www.wizardworld.com/bigapple.html at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25; three-day weekend tickets are $45, and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.

For the most recent event information please visit http://www.bigapplecon.com become a Big Apple Comic Con Fan on Facebook.

NYC – 2010 Debut Authors

Amber Benson and more sign at Books of Wonder on Oct. 10th.

Books of Wonder is pleased to announce that on Sunday, October 10th, we will be joined by a group of eleven 2010 debut authors as they each present their first novels. On hand will be JOSH BERK for The Dark Days of Hamburger Haplin;  ALEXANDRA BRACKEN for Brightly Woven; MARGIE GELBWASSER for Inconvenient; EMILY HORNER for A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend; SHAUN DAVID HUTCHINSON for The Deathday Letter; PHOEBE KITANIDIS for Whisper; JESSICA LEADER for Nice and Mean; MINDI SCOTT for Freefall; LAURA TOFFLER-CORRIE for The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz; AMY BRECOUNT WHITE for Forget-Her-Nots; and AMBER BENESON for Among the Ghosts. Within these eleven novels, there are books for tweens and teens with stories that span comedy, adventure, fantasy, and drama. Beginning at 1pm, these eleven debut authors will talk about their books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of their books. Ages 9 and up. 1-3pm.

 Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

VA – Golden Girl Fundraiser

Betty White, Emmy award-winning TV star and Morris Animal Foundation trustee, will celebrate animal health in Williamsburg, Va., on Saturday, October 16.  White will make a personal appearance at Binns of Williamsburg from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to sign a collection of European handcrafted ornaments, called The Pet Set, created by Joy To The World Collectibles. The signing will be followed by a black-tie fundraiser for Morris Animal Foundation at the Virginia Ballroom, Colonial Williamsburg Lodge starting at 7:00 p.m.

Betty will take a break from 5-7PM before the BLACK TIE GALA featuring BETTY WHITE in The Virginia Room of   Colonial Williamsburg’s Williamsburg Lodge at 7:00 pm.

She’s gone from “golden” to “hotter than ever” and at 7PM, Betty White will strut her stuff live at the black tie gala to raise money for the Morris Animal Foundation.

A Silent Auction will feature items from celebrities and designers from all over the country. Elton John has sent in one of his gold albums to be auctioned off.  All auction proceeds to benefit the Morris Animal Foundation.

The FOOD NETWORK’s ACE OF CAKES TELEVISION SHOW WILL BE FILMING!  The gang from the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes is donating an amazing cake to the event for GALA participants PLUS they will be filming the event for an upcoming Ace of Cakes show!!!

Enjoy dancing to the 17 piece Andrew Thielen Big Band (www.bigbandonline.com)

Reserve your seat now. Tickets are selling quickly. Limited space available at $195 a person.

We promise this will be an event you will never forget!  Formal black tie attire.
For tickets, call Binns at 757-229-3391  9:30AM – 6PM daily (12PM-5PM Sundays)

Binn’s of Williamsburg
435 Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg, VA 23185

UK – Ultimate Comic Studio

BRYAN HITCH signs at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR on Saturday 23rd October 1 – 2pm

Join the world’s top comic artist Bryan Hitch, as he explores his inspirations, approaches and techniques through a stunning collection of his finest pieces from Marvel, as well as brand new pieces commissioned especially for this book. Packed with information, practical tips on panel composition, storytelling, tools and materials, inspiration and references, how to break into the industry and much more, this is the long awaited guide and a must-have for Bryan Hitch fans all over the world.

Including a foreword by writer, director and producer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon, this is a veritable visual feast of dynamic, impactful art for comic fans all over the world.

Listing the all comics credits to Bryan Hitch’s name would be impossible – he may well be the most prolific and accomplished comics artist working today. With a career that spans both Marvel and DC, working with some of the genre’s foremost writers – including Mark Millar (for the Ultimates, The Ultimates 2 and Fantastic Four) and Warren Ellis (for Stormwatch and launching The Authority). The BBC also hired Bryan as the concept artist for the 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who and he has had particular input into the redesign of the TARDIS.

IL – Halloween Spooktacular

Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani sign on Oct. 23 at 12:00 pm at Challengers.

Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave. 2R, Chicago, IL 60647

Lt. Data Beams In to ECCC

Jim Demonakos says in the latest ECCC newsletter:

First off, we’ve added another media guest to the mix, this time it’s Mr. BRENT SPINER, best known for his role as Lt. Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation – plus, he was in Independence Day, cult classic love! He will be appearing all three days!

In the area of comic guests, we have another bunch of guests who’ve never been to ECCC before, including RON GARNEY (Wolverine), MARV WOLFMAN (Crisis on Infinite Earths), CAMERON STEWART (Batman & Robin), DOUG TENNAPEL (Earthworm Jim), CLAY MANN (X-Men Legacy) and tons more! As always, you can view the complete list here…

East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo (November 2010)

Convention East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo
Convention Website http://www.njcomicbookshows.com
Start Date 11/28/2010
About This Convention: Show hours are 10-4. Admission is only $2(kids under 12 free)! Easy free parking as well. Over 200,000 comic books for sale., from bargain readers to investment grade keys, along with other comic-related items as well. We have the Northeast’s friendliest dealers and have run over 400 monthly comicons since 1991! Many of our shows feature guest artists, writers, or publishers (if you are one and would like a “comp” table at a show, please contact us). Our legendary no minimum bid auctions at each show are held around noon and typically offer thousands of dollars worth of stuff that sells for a fraction of it’s value. If you are a hardcore collector or a casual reader-you will love our shows!
Convention Guests TBA
Venue Name Ramada Inn Conference Center Hotel
Venue Address 130 Rt 10 West
East Hanover, NJ 07936
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 40
Projected Attendance 150
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles

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