Super Tour

 

Rainn Wilson, James Gunn, and more screen SUPER at several theaters this week!

Monday, March 28

SUPER Screening with James Gunn Intro and Q & A at 7:30 pm

Open to the Public: First-come-first-served (get there early!)

The Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, March 29

SUPER Apple Store Event with James Gunn, hosted by USA Today’s Whitney Matheson

Discussion and Q&A at 6:00 pm

Open to everyone!

Apple Store
103 Prince St, New York, NY
Corner of Greene

Wednesday, March 30

NEW YORK CITY
8:00 pm

SUPER Screening hosted by Jason Reitman, with James Gunn, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler, Lloyd Kaufman, and perhaps some others in attendance.

Open to IFC Film Center members and friends and family (sold out).

IFC Film Center
323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

Thursday, March 31

UCLA On-Campus Screening of SUPER with a Q & A by James Gunn at 8:00 pm

Open to UCLA Students Only

Ackerman Grand Ballroom
308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 1

Q & A after 7:40pm screening of SUPER with James Gunn and Doug Benson

Introduction of the 10:15pm show with James Gunn

Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

Tickets now on sale

SAN FRANCISCO
Landmark Embarcadero Theatre, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level

Rainn Wilson appearance at SUPER screenings

Q&A after 7:30pm show

Introduction for 10:00pm show

Tickets now on sale

Sarturday, April 2

SAN FRANCISCO
12:30 pm

WONDERCON Panel with Rainn Wilson and James Gunn

Room 103

SAN FRANCISCO
Landmark Embarcadero Theatre, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level

James Gunn appearance at SUPER screenings

Q&A after 7:30pm show

Introduction for 10:00pm show

Tickets now on sale

Sunday, April 3

LOS ANGELES
Nerdist Podcast at Meltdown Comics with James Gunn and Chris Hardwicke at 8pm

7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

You must have a ticket stub from a specific TBD Sunday SUPER screening to gain entry – more information will be released soon on this grand event.

Friday, April 15

James Gunn in attendance for the opening night of SUPER followed by a Q & A.

The Tivoli Theater
6350 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63130

Con Artist Alley: The Saga of Rob Granito

March 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, New Jersey

Rob Granito

Since Thursday, when Bleeding Cool posted the article “Who On Earth is Rob Granito?“, the internet has been buzzing with discussion of convention staple Rob Granito, called out for swiping artwork done by other artists and making false claims about his credits in the comic book and animation industries. Heightening the attention this received was the fact that Rob was attending the MegaCon convention in Orlando this past weekend as a “Featured Artist, ” and many waited with anticipation online to see if Rob would show up, and if so, would be confronted about all this and possibly tossed out of the convention. While I believe Rob did make it through the convention (I saw him myself there on Saturday), he was indeed confronted by such attendees as artist Ethan Van Sciver and writer Mark Waid. On YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, Rob became a hot topic of conversation, and people’s awareness of him has increased tenfold, but not in a way he would have desired, I’m sure.

Rob’s artwork has been exposed as a series of typically poorly-done swipes of other artists. That in and of itself could be a reason for condemnation, but how Rob made things much worse for himself was by inflating his published credits, claiming to work on various comics and animated series, when no one has been able to confirm any of his claims. The latest allegations against him include him paying other artists for commissions that he in turn sold at conventions, claiming that he was the artist of them.

Convention promoters are beginning to respond to all of the attention with the Chiller Theatre Expo apparently removing Rob from the guest list for their upcoming show, and Wizard World allegedly banning him from attending future cons.

A Facebook page called Robert Granito Is A Fraud went from nothing to over 2,000 fans in the past few days and is a good place to keep up with the latest on the story.

Here are also are some videos taken at Rob’s table at MegaCon:

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MegaCon Report

MegaCon Report from Convention Scene New Editor Joe Fauvel.

Check out the blog from his comic book, CRY, website!

Spooky Empire’s May-Hem hits May 27 – 29

Spooky Empire's May-Hem

The promotors of the ultra popular Ultimate Horror Weekend have expanded into a new show they are calling Spooky Empire’s May-Hem!

Still the same creepy, horror filled fun show you have come to love. Held again at the Wyndham Resort in Orlando, FL.

Guests for this show impress as with the Ultimate Horror Weekend.

Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho-Tep and more
Ted Raimi of Evil Dead 2, Spider Man, Drag Me To Hell and more
Alex Winter of Lost Boys and Bill and Ted’s
Boondock Saints Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus
Huge Walking Dead Cast Reunion including Chandler Riggs, Jon Bernthal, Melissa Cowan and more to come!

Check out the website for more information, guests and room rate specials!

NYC – The Boys Are Back

Garth Ennis signs on Tuesday April 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM
The Boys, Volume 8: Highland Laddie

Following the adventures of Garth Ennis’ Scotsman Hughie, this latest installment in ‘The Boys’ series features a cover by Darick Robertson and art by John McCrea. Garth Ennis discusses this latest work and signs copies.

Barnes & Noble – 86th & Lexington Ave
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028

Great Allentown Comic Con! Adds Lee Weeks for April 2011

March 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

Lee Weeks

Press Release:

Added guest artist – Lee Weeks!

The Great Allentown Comic Con! is proud to announce that the Lee Weeks will be attending our upcoming April 16th Show!

Lee WeeksLee Weeks made his professional comics debut in the 1980s, penciling, inking, and lettering a short story (“Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk”) in Tales of Terror #5, a horror anthology published by Eclipse Comics. He is best known for his work for Marvel Comics on Daredevil Vol. 1 series (1990 – 1992), where he penciled the Last Rites storyline. It featured the fall of the Kingpin and is a sequel of sorts to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Born Again.

Other titles he is well known for include: Batman, Gambit, Spiderman, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Captain Marvel just to name a few. He illustrated the Juggernaut storyline in Amazing Spider-man and recently has been writing and drawing a Daredevil project In sum it could be said that the list of characters Lee has not touched during his long career is shorter that those which he has influenced.

He will be available for only a limited time during the day, so be sure to arrive early and secure a spot in line to see him! Rumor has it he also knows a few good card tricks. So be sure to stop by and ask him to show you one!

For more about Lee please check out Modern Masters Volume 17: Lee Weeks – a definitive 128 page book chronicling his childhood, career in comics, and faith in Jesus Christ.

In addition to Lee Weeks, the GACC will also have an Exclusive comic from 215Ink guest Adam Wilson – Free to the first 50 attendees! And a fabulous lineup of guests including: Gus Fink, Doug Baron, Glenn Whitmore, Darrel Goza, Eric Cooper, Jim Kyle and Many More!

Visit www.AllentownComicCon.com for more guests, info, and Free Prizes!

Thanks and see you all at the show!

The Great Allentown Comic Con! Staff

 

Vinyl Asylum: Akron/Canton Record Show (September 2011)

Convention Name
VINYL ASYLUM
Convention Website Address
http://www.paperasylum.com
This convention will take place:
 

  • for one day only.

 

Date
09/17/2011
About This Convention
Monsters Among Us presents a VINYL record show featuring thousands of LP’s, 45′s, 78′s, CD’s, Posters, Books, Magazines, Promos and music memorabilia. 

10:00am – 4:00pm. Admission $4.00. Early birds in at 7:30 am. Early Bird admission is $10.00. FREE PARKING.

60+ 8 foot dealer tables available at $40.00 each. Contact Michael at 734-755-8787 or email at piercemonster@aol.com

Venue Name and Address
CHAPPARELLS COMMUNITY CENTER
2418 S. Arlington Road
Akron, Ohio 44319
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles

Vinyl Asylum Flyer

NC Comicon (November 2011)

NC Comicon logo

Convention Name
NC Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.nccomicon.com
This convention will take place:

  • over multiple days.

 

 

Start Date
11/05/2011
End Date
11/06/2011
About This Convention
The NC Comicon is the Raleigh-Durham areas premier comic book convention! For two days we take over the Morrisville Outlet Mall and turn it into the most awesome show you can imagine! This year’s guest list includes creators from Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics and more! Like us on Facebook (NCComicon) or follow us on twitter (@NC_Comicon)
Venue Name and Address
Morrisville Outlet Mall
1001 Airport Blvd
Morrisville, NC 27560
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
6000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

 

Guests
Arthur Suydam, Mike Perkins, Steve Niles, Howard Chaykin, Scott Wegener, Brian Clevinger, Tommy Lee Edwards, David Lafuente, Fred Van Lente

 

Tri-Valley Comic Book and Collectible Show (April 2011)

Convention Name
Tri-Valley Comic Book & Collectible Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.toyhavoc.com/
This convention will take place:
 

  • for one day only.

 

Date
04/30/2011
About This Convention
This show will have tons of comic books, plenty of toys and collectibles that you can complete or start your collection.
Venue Name and Address
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave Gate 8 Exhibition Building
Pleasanton, California 94566
United States
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Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
 

  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

Tri-Valley Comic Book & Collectible Show April Flyer

Wizard World 1.4

WIZARDWORLD
Version 1.4
Issue Date: March 23, 2011

MEANWHILE… – Our favorite indy female writers, new Doctor Who toys, who should take over the new “Wolverine” movie and so much more…
Another Dimension Nintendo’s 3DS doesn’t disappoint.
PLANET ILLOGICA’S GAMES, GIRLS AND GADGETS, TWISTED TOY THEATER, ART ATTACK AND COSPLAYGROUND
BACK DOOR – We loved “Mars Needs Moms” and we’re not ashamed to admit it.

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