CA – Horror Writers Unite

Nancy Holder, Savannah Kline, S. G. Brown, and Suzy Witten sign on Saturday, December 4th at 2 pm.

S. G. Brown signing his second novel, Fated (TPB $15) “Fabio (Fate) provides an appealing commentary on the hazards of immortality, destiny and the uncertainty of forbidden love.”

Savannah Kline signing her first novel, Beloved of the Fallen (TPB $14.95). “Intelligent, ambitious and beautiful, Kira Castlemaine is a star on the rise. As a young attorney at an elite Washington D.C. firm and the daughter of a United States congressman, Kira has the world at her feet. But when tragedy turns her life upside-down, Kira is drawn into a high-stakes political intrigue that will determine the fate of America and humanity. By her side as the tension increases is the handsome Valentin Ashford, an expert political consultant and a seemingly heaven-sent lover. But Valentin hides a secret sin, and his passion carries a hellish price. Caught between good and evil, truth and deceit, Kira must ultimately decide how far she will fall for true love.”

Nancy Holder signing her two stories in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol 3 (TPB $9.99). “A night at the fair becomes a night of terror for Buffy and her friends when their personalities start matching the amusements in the park in Carnival of Souls.” Blooded written with Christopher Golden – “Willow accidentally turns her body into a vessel for the spirit of an ancient warrior—and he’s out for revenge.”

Suzy Witten signing The Afflicted Girls (TPB $18.95). “A Novel of Salem presents a startling new theory of the Salem Village witch-hunts which is certain to put this 300 year old unsettled mystery to rest . . . by expertly guiding readers through The Historical Record to revelation. Part parable, part star-crossed romance, and part supernatural venture, this is an intuitive human history–and inhuman–spun with a modern twist. Centering her story on Salem Village and its inhabitants, exploring their dark household corners as if she is solving a crime, the author adeptly details how the disintegration occurred while spinning familiar facts in new directions, with the mysterious “afflictions” finally explained.”

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA

TX – Wonderdog Inc Signing

Scott Zirkel signs on Saturday November 27 from 2 PM – 4 PM at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy® in San Antonio.

Ryan Robertson’s summer plans are put on hold when he discovers he’ll be staying at his grandfather’s farm while his parents travel to Europe. Just as he grows accustomed to life without Internet, he and his grandfather are traveling to Bolivia in search of the Fountain of Youth! On the way he learns the truth of his family, friends, and the secrets of…Wonderdog Inc.

Scott, a San Antonio resident, has been drawing and writing comics (or, “making stuff up” as he says on his website) since 1977. He’s had books published through Viper Comics and Penny Farthing Press.

He’s also been drawing sketch cards (original pieces of art in trading card form, inserted into card packs) for companies such as 5finity and is a Lucasfilm approved artist for Topps!

Wizard World Acquires Mid-Ohio-Con

This is kind of old news now, but in case you missed it…

Press Release:

Wizard World Acquires Mid-Ohio-Con

Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con Set for October 22-23, 2011

Headline Guests Adam West, Burt Ward, Rob Liefeld Announced for 2011

NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, today announced the acquisition of Mid-Ohio-Con. The show will make its inaugural appearance on the Wizard World Tour circuit on the weekend of October 22-23, 2011 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH.

Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con logo“The acquisition of Mid-Ohio-Con gives us an even stronger presence in the key Midwest market,” said Shamus. “We are excited to have the opportunity to build from the great foundation of Mid-Ohio-Con, which has consistently delivered the best in comics, celebrity and pop culture entertainment for 30 years running.”

“We are thrilled to join the Wizard World Tour,” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con. “We are excited to work with Gareb and the Wizard World team to produce Mid-Ohio Comic Con and we are confident that this partnership will result in a show that will delight fans, creators and exhibitors alike in 2011 and beyond.”

Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con announced its first slate of guests for 2011, which includes “Batman” stars Adam West and Burt Ward as well as fan-favorite Image Comics creator Rob Liefeld. “I’m in,” said Liefeld. “I’ve never been to Mid-Ohio before….make it a big deal!” Stay tuned for additional headline guest announcements in the coming months.

Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful comic book and pop-culture conventions, carrying on a fun and family-oriented tradition of bringing fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television stars and creators, and publishers and retailers from across the nation.

2010 marked Mid-Ohio-Con’s 30th anniversary show which included guests of honor David Finch and Adam Hughes along with featured media guests Michael Berryman and Lou Ferrigno and more than 100 creators from the worlds of comics, film, gaming and television. The show had record attendance and has received acclaim from exhibitors, fans and guests as the best in its long history.

About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces the largest North American Comic Con tour. Wizard World Comic Con – The Pop-Culture Capital of the World!

For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become a Wizard World Comic Con Fan on Facebook.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
November 12-14, 2010 – Austin Comic Con – Austin Convention Center
December 4-5, 2010 – Atlanta Comic Con – Cobb Galleria Centre
January 29-30, 2011 – New Orleans Comic Con – New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
February 26-27, 2011 – Miami Comic Con – Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Exhibition Center
March 18-20, 2011 – Toronto Comic Con – Direct Energy Centre
April 29-May 1, 2011 – Anaheim Comic Con – Anaheim Convention Center
May 21-22, 2011 – Big Apple Comic Con ‘Spring Edition’ – Penn Plaza Pavilion
June 17-19, 2011 – Philadelphia Comic Con – Pennsylvania Convention Center
August 11-14, 2011 – Chicago Comic Con – Stephens Convention Center
September 17-18 – New England Comic Con – Hynes Convention Center
September 24-25 – Big Apple Comic Con – Penn Plaza Pavilion
October 23-24, 2011 – Mid Ohio Comic Con – Greater Columbus Convention Center
October 28-30, 2011 – Central Canada Comic Con – Winnipeg Convention Centre
November 2011 – Austin Comic Con
December 2011 – Atlanta Comic Con
TBA – New Jersey Comic Con
TBA – Cincinnati Comic Con
TBA – Cleveland Comic Con
TBA – Nashville Comic Con

Animation Props on Display at December 2010 Animation Celebration

November 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Michigan

Press Release:

Classic animation props on display at Animation Celebration

Grand Rapids, Mich.: Nov. 20 – Stop-motion animation specialist, Justin Kohn, will display props from his body of work for the first time at the “Animation Celebration” film festival at the Knickerbocker Theater in Holland, Mich., on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Justin KohnKohn is supplying props from the films he worked on for public display to event ticket holders, including items from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, and Monkeybone.

Animation Celebration, sponsored by Phoenix E.V. Inc., marks the first time that these props will be publicly displayed anywhere in the United States.

“We are excited to be a part of this event,” said Phoenix E.V. Inc. event coordinator, Mark Hodges. “We want our event to be as educational as possible in addition to being fun and entertaining, and being able to display actual props used in these stop-motion films fits well into our goals.”

Kohn will give discussions about the props and his work in the animation industry, as well as sign autographs and meet with fans.

“It is just fun and exciting to be able to host this unique display of Hollywood memorabilia,” said Hodges.

This museum display is being supervised by Phoenix E.V. as well as Hope College, the owner of the Knickerbocker. Students from the college will be overseeing the display of these props.

Greenlight Collectibles Attending December 2010 Steel City Con

Press Release:

GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES TO ATTEND STEEL CITY CON

Pittsburgh, — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Pittsburgh based convention called the Steel City Con ( http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 21 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy, Comic Book and Pop Culture Show this December 3-5, 2010 at the Monroeville Convention Center. Greenlight Collectibles, a premier manufacturer and marketer of officially licensed authentic die cast replicas will be attending the upcoming Steel City Con. Greenlight Collectibles will be debuting it’s new die cast Hollywood Series and also selling product. Additionally, they will have distributor and whole sale account information for new business as well as promoting the custom projects that they offer.

Greenlight Collectibles logoIn addition to a massive selection of new and vintage toys and comic books, attendees will be treated to signing appearances by many pop culture celebrity icons. The following are a few of the guests attending: Lou Ferrigno ( “The Incredible Hulk”); Richard Kiel (“Jaws” from the James Bond Films); Priscilla Barnes (“Terri” from Three’s Company and The Devils Rejects); Kane Hodder (“Jason Voorhees” from the Friday The 13th Films); Bruno Sammartino (Legendary Wrestling Superstar) and TNA Knockout’s Angelia Love and Velvet Sky from the Beautiful People. Attendees can also expect to see a large number of Comic Book Artists, Writers and Illustrators.

Many Pop Culture fans are tired of paying high admission fees just to walk into a big show. The Steel City Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at a low price. With vendor space offered at a low cost dealers are able to sell their items to attendees for much less than conventions that charge a huge amount of money for dealer space. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http://www.steelcitycon.com

CA – Masters of Horror Signing

Bernie Wrightson, Steve Niles, and Jim Trombetta sign at Dark Delicacies on Friday, December 3rd at 7 pm.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA  91505

IL – Incredible Change Bots Signing

Jeffrey Brown signs on December 11th from noon to 2pm. The author of Clumsy, AEIOU, Every Girl is the End of the World for Me, Bighead, I am Going to be Small and Sulk, is signing copies of his books and doing sketches for fans at Third Coast Comics.

Third Coast Comics
6234 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660

CA – Batwoman Signing

J.H. Williams III & Haden Blackman sign at Blue Moon Comics on Saturday December 11 from 1-4 pm.

J.H. Williams has been one of the foremost comics illustrators of the last 20 years. Whether its reinventing how we see the universe with Alan Moore in the instant classic Promethea, or redefining our visuals about the Batman Family in Dectective Comics: Batwoman, here is your chance to meet the man in person!

Haden Blackman, Writer, has written great stories in many mediums! Working at LucasArts he wrote/produced Star Wars Galaxies & Force Unleashed among others. He’s also written multiple Star Wars comics and Grapic Novels and is Co-President/Founder of Fearless Studios. Haden turns his considerable skills now to Batwoman with Williams to rock Gotham in amazing new ways!

New copies of Batwoman #0 will be available to sign, a limited number of sketches can be bought, and of course there will be original art for sale! Don’t miss your chance to meet two guys making what are sure to be legendary comics!

Blue Moon Comics
1555 South Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947

TX – Doctor Who Signing

Dr. Who novel by Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock signs on December 4th at 3pm.  His new book, Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles, marks one of the few times Moorcock has written in another property’s shared universe.  Longtime fans of the influential science-fiction fantasy author should also look out for some of his own characters making appearances in the Doctor Who novel!

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

November Special: Premium Promoter Memberships On Sale

Premium Promoter Sale

I am happy to report that all submitted shows for 2010 are up on our Events Calendar (so if you know of a show that is not listed, it means no one ever submitted it).

We already have a lot of 2011 shows listed and will be adding more in the weeks to come, but if you want to make sure sure your 2011 shows are up on the calendar before the end of this year, we encourage you to purchase a Premium Promoter membership. Normally $50 per year, until the end of November, you can purchase one for just $40 (if you already have a membership and would like to add on another year by renewing at this rate, that’s fine, too).

More information and the sign-up link can be found here. As soon as you pay for your membership, be sure to fill out the activation form here.

Any questions, post them below or contact us here.

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