First Annual HeroesCon Fun Run

HeroesCon hosts their first annual fun run to fight hairy cell leukemia with t-shirts designed by Eric Canete!

Press Release:

Thanks to the great response we received from you guys, we are going to have our first HeroesCon Fun Run this year! Join us Saturday morning on June 23rd for exercise, friends, and fun! We’ll be meeting outside The Westin, Stonewall St side  at 7:00 AM. We’ll be accepting donations (after we cover printing costs) on behalf of the Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation to fund research into the causes, diagnoses, and treatment of hairy cell leukemia, the disease that took the life of the great Dave Stevens. For your donation you will receive a HeroesCon Fun Run shirt with art by Eric Canete! Eric has even offered to do portfolio reviews for any aspiring artists willing to run, details here!

You don’t need to make a donation to run, but we sure would appreciate it and so would the foundation. Shirts will be available for pre-order for a VERY limited time (we need to get them to press!) So get your orders now! We will do a very small overprint of a few sizes to have the day of the run. We will not be shipping shirts, they will only be available the morning of the run! Thank you! Your generosity is appreciated!

ORDER YOUR HEROESCON FUN RUN SHIRT AT THE LINK!

 

CA – Talkin’ Toons Live

Voice-over actors Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche appear at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club on Friday June 8, 2012 at 8:00pm! See Pinky & The Brain record a live podcast!!

Click here for Tickets $20

18 & over

Two items minimum per person
Seating First Come First Serve
All Shows Have Adult Content
Door Time: 07:15 PM

Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222, Universal City, CA 91608

NYC – Skullkickers in the Club

Writer Jim Zub appears on the Comic Book Club with hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben on Tuesday June 5, 2012 at 7:00pm! Admission is free!

Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

WA – Darth Vader & Son Signing

Jeffrey Brown signs at the Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday June 2nd from 6-8pm!

Press Release:

Don’t miss a special appearance by Jeffrey Brown this Saturday, June 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore. Brown will be in town as a guest of the Seattle International Film Festival, which is screening the movie he co-wrote, Save the Date, on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Jeffrey Brown was one of the pioneers of the new wave of graphic memoirs with his revealing relationship comix and idiosyncratic rendering style. On Saturday, he’ll sign copies of his sensational new book, Darth Vader and Son, which re-imagines Dark Lord Vader in a loving relationship with young son Skywalker. At once poignant and preposterous, this hard-to-find book appeals to all readers – and a personalized copy would make the perfect Father’s Day gift coming up on June 17.

Brown will discuss his work in the context of family life and his recent foray into film with Janice Headley prior to a book signing and informal reception. This event also marks the unveiling of the bookstore’s entry to Hazardfactory’s Power Tool Races, held the following Saturday, June 9 at the colorful Georgetown Carnival – which also features special guest Joe Sacco!

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108

Stan “The Man” Returns to Baltimore as 2012 Guest of Honor

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is honored to officially announce that Stan “The Man” Lee returns as the Guest of Honor for the second year in a row at this year’s convention. The show will be taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center the weekend of September 8-9, 2012.

Lee will only be making public appearances on Saturday, September 8, 2012, signing autographs and posing for photographs with guests in attendance of the show.

“Stan’s first appearance at the Baltimore Comic-Con was an unmitigated success last year,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Having him return for a second go-around is simply amazing and a great opportunity for those who missed him last year to meet a living legend in the comic industry!”

Known the world over as the architect of the Marvel Universe, Lee-along with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko-co-created some of the most iconic characters of the Silver Age, including the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Iron Man, and Doctor Strange.

Lee began his career in comics in 1939 at the age of 16, working for Martin Goodman at Timely Comics. He made his writing debut in 1941 with a text filler story in Captain America Comics #3 and wrote his first back-up story for the title two issues later. Lee continued to write for the publisher and, at the age of 19, was installed as interim editor. With a head for business and an eye for comics, Lee graduated to become editor-in-chief and art director of the comics division.

Throughout his illustrious career, which has spanned more than 70 years, Lee has been a writer, editor, publisher, President, and Chairman at Marvel Comics. He’s made cameo appearances in 15 films based on his creations-including this summer’s record-breaking blockbuster, The Avengers.

In October of 2011, Lee joined with 1821 Comics to the start “Stan Lee’s Kids Universe,” a multimedia comic imprint whose purpose is to produce new kids material. Most recently, he co-wrote the graphic novel, Romeo and Juliet: The War – a reimagining of the classic Shakespeare tale with a sci-fi twist-which debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times best-seller list for both the hardcover and trade paperback.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome back the biggest star in all of comics,” said Nathan. “Not only is this a real treat for us, but one for the fans planning to attend the show as well!”

In addition to his Baltimore Comic-Con appearance on Saturday, Stan will participate in the Harvey Awards on Saturday evening. Details regarding ticket pricing for autographs, photographs, and VIP packages will be released over the next few weeks. To receive the latest information about Stan Lee and all of the Baltimore Comic-Con news, sign up for our mailing list at baltimorecomiccom.com!

Major Updates for Florida Supercon 2012

Press Release:

South Florida’s Largest Geek Entertainment Festival Returns

June 29 – July 2, 2012 To Miami, FL.
Featuring Comic Books, Anime, Cosplay, Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Video Games, with over 200 guest celebrities, artists, writers and bands!

JUST ANNOUNCED: ALEX KINGSTON (DR. WHO), HORROR LEGEND TOM SAVINI, NICKI CLYNE (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) & MORE!

Miami, FL – Florida Supercon: South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Video Game Festival returns to Miami for its 7th annual event to the Miami Airport Convention Center on Friday, June 29th through Monday, July 2nd. Florida Supercon is a massive four day festival that will feature over 10,000 fans, over 200 guest celebrities, comic book creators, artists, writers, filmmakers and bands, as well as hundreds of events, including: celebrity Q&A’s, costume contests, cosplay photo shoots, industry panels, live music, video games and much more!

Florida Supercon is less than a month away and has just confirmed several new headliners for the already massive guest list! New guest additions include:
Alex Kingston: Star of Doctor Who (River Song) and ER (Dr. Elizabeth Corday).
Tom Savini: Horror Legend and Icon. Actor, Director, Make Up Artist and more!
Nicki Clyne: Star of Battlestar Galactica (Cally Henderson Tyrol).
Bob Bolling: Comic Book Artist/Writer. Creator of Little Archie.
Priscilla Barnes: Star of Three’s Company, The Devil’s Rejects and Mallrats.
Marilyn Ghigliotti: Star of Clerks.
Some of the highlights of guests already announced for Florida Supercon 2012 include:

Television and Movie Stars: Dino Stamatopoulos (Community), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica), Linda Harrison (Planet of the Apes), Chad Lindberg (Supernatural, Fast and the Furious), Noel G. (Walking Dead, Fast and the Furious), Cindy Morgan (Tron, Caddyshack) and Allen Oppenheimer (Six Million Dollar Man, Star Trek).

Stars of The Hunger Games: Dakota Hood, Mackenzie Lintz, Annie Thurman, Tara Macken, Sam Tan and Ethan Jamieson.

Comic Book Guests of Honor: Neal Adams (Batman, The Avengers, X-Men), Carmine Infantino (Godfather of The Silver Age, Creator of Batgirl, The Flash and Poison Ivy) and George Perez (The Avengers, Wonder Woman, Superman, Teen Titans).

Comic Book Superstar Artists: Olivier Coipel (Avengers vs. X-Men, Thor), Steve Epting (Captain America, Fantastic Four), Rags Morales (Action Comics/Superman), Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest, Justice League), Clay Mann (X-Men), Ariel Olivetti (G.I. Combat, Incredible Hulk, Cable), Brad Walker (Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy), Shawn Crystal (Deadpool), Dan Parent (Archie), Greg Horn (Green Lantern, Ms. Marvel) and much more!

Comic Book Legends: Denny O’Neil (Batman, Green Lantern), Roy Thomas (The Avengers, X-Men, Star Wars), Jose Delbo (Wonder Woman, Batman), Bill Sienkiewicz (Daredevil, New Mutants, Spider-Man), Howard Chaykin (Star Wars, The Avengers, Captain America), Allen Bellman (1940’s Captain America, Human Torch).

Comic Book Industry Guests: Lauren Sankovich (Marvel Comics), Alex Segura (Archie Comics) and David Uslan (Graphic.Ly).

Musical Headliners: Less Than Jake, Celldweller and over fifteen support bands.

Stars of Ghost Hunters on SyFy: Britt Griffith, Paul Bradford and Scott Tepperman.

Michael Uslan, producer of summer blockbuster Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.

Legendary Horror Filmmakers: Lloyd Kaufman (Troma, Toxic Avenger) and Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast).

Creators and Stars of Adult Swim’s Frankenhole and Morel Orel: Dino Stamatopoulos, Scott Adsit and Britta Phillips.

Anime Stars: Brittney Karbowski (Soul Eater), J. Michael Tatum (Black Butler, One Piece), Stephanie Young (Claymore, One Piece) and David Vincent (Code Geass, Bleach).

Video Game Voice Stars: D.C. Douglas (Mass Effect, Resident Evil) and Michael Hogan (Mass Effect, Skyrim).

Animation Voice Stars: Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Gregg Berger (Transformers), Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Larry Kenney (Thundercats), Allen Oppenheimer (He-Man and The Masters of the Universe) and Billy West (Futurama, Ren and Stimpy).

Wrestling Stars: Raven, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and The Nasty Boys.

Florida Supercon has dedicated programming tracks for each of the genre’s being celebrated. Some of the amazing events planned include:
· Q&A’s with all of our attending guests
· Comic art portfolio reviews for aspiring artists
· Fan panels for all aspects of the show (Comics, Anime, Animation, Sci-Fi etc.)
· Industry panels for breaking into Comics, Anime, Animation etc…
· The FSC Costume Competition (with over $3,000 in cash and prizes)
· Dozens of Cosplay Photo Shoots for cosplayers and photographers
· Supercon Championship Wrestling featuring Cobra Commander, The Joker, The Mario Bros., The Geico Caveman and more!
· Filmmaking workshops with legendary Filmmakers
· The FSC Film Festival
· The FSC Tech Track
· Live Musical Performances
· Live Stand Up Comedy
· Anime Screenings and Anime Music Videos
· Over 100 Video Game stations and Video Game Tournaments
· A 50,000 square feet exhibition room with over 300 booths and tables featuring vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers and exhibits.

Complete information on all our guests and dozens of more events taking place all weekend can be found at www.floridasupercon.com

The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, JUNE 29: 12:00PM – 2:00AM, SATURDAY, JUNE 30: 10:00AM – 2:00AM, SUNDAY, JULY 1: 10:00AM – 2:00AM, MONDAY, JULY 2: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
THE MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER is located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126 and has over 175,000 square feet of total convention space.

Fundraiser for Oliver Nome

May 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else

*UPDATE* A fundraiser website has been set up to assist Oliver Nome, details at the link!

DC/Aspen artist Oliver Nome (Flashpoint: Kid Flash, Kiani, DCU Online) needs to undergo surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumor in his brain. As a freelancer, he has no health insurance and this procedure is sure to be quite expensive. For that reason his art rep and friend, Michael Alexandropoulos, and friend Ale Garza are starting a fundraiser for Oliver. Any artist that would like to donate a piece of art, a print, or even a signed comic may contact Mike (Mga1wars@aol.com) or Bob Shaw of Comic Art House (Bob@comicarthouse.com) for details.

Any fans that would like to contribute either art or a monetary contribution, may also contact Mike or Bob. Get well soon, Oliver!

Check out Oliver’s Comic Art Fans and DeviantArt galleries for a sample of his work or if you wish to purchase a piece.

Sac-Con This Weekend with Billy West & More

Press Release:

Sac-Con is this Sunday June 3rd at the Scottish Rite Center in Sacramento (6151 H Street).  10am – 5pm.  Admission is $6 at the door.  Meet great guests like:

Billy West The voice Futurama’s “FRY”, “REN AND STIMPY” and More!  

Vince Locke Artist & Co-Writer of “DEADWORLD”    

Dan BreretonThe Nocturnals, Red Sonja   

Tone Rodriguez Simpsons Comic Book Artist

Mark Bode - Miami Mice, Heavy Metal, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  

and more!  

Pre-Register for Sac-Con for only $4.00  

Check out some of our great events at the show:

Cosplay Costume Contest

Classic Video Game Tournament

Huge Vendors Room

12pm Charity Auction

Panels/Q & A’s with our guests as well as the  Sac Geeks 

Free Yugioh & Magic Tournaments

Console Game Room

and more!

NYC – CBLDF Fundraiser

Chip Kidd appears at Smithfield for the CBLDF fundraiser on Tuesday June 5th!

Press Release:

Celebrate free speech at this year’s Book Expo by raising a toast to CHIP KIDD on Tuesday, June 5th in a benefit to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

A VIP cocktail reception starts at 7 PM. Kidd will present a behind-the-scenes look at creating this book, and all attendees will receive an extremely limited copy of BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, with an exclusive signed and numbered bookplate, designed by Mr. Kidd. These bookplated editions are extremely limited, and will be available one time only. Hors d’Oeuvres will be served. This is a ticketed event, with limited admission available for a $50 donation to the CBLDF. Reserve your ticket here.

At 8:30 pm, an open release party and book signing will begin. Copies of BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN will be available at the venue! (No ticket needed for this portion of the evening, but a suggested donation at the door is appreciated)

Smithfield
215 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

CA – Shadowline Signing

Artist Ian McCaig signs at Stuart Ng Books on Tuesday June 5th from 7:00 – 9:00pm!

Press Release:

Meet artist and concept designer Iain McCaig in our bookstore Tuesday, June 5th, from 7 to 9 pm.  If you cannot attend in person, you may order an autographed copy.   Iain will be happy to inscribe/personalize the books upon request.   We have a limited supply of hardcover first editions of Iain’s retrospective art book.

“McCaig is best known for his work as a principal designer on the three Star Wars prequels, including the iconic characters Queen Amidala and Darth Maul, as well as his work on many major motion pictures, television, and video games. His work can be seen in such acclaimed films as Terminator 2, Hook, Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Interview with a Vampire, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. “Shadowline presents a stunning portfolio of more than two decades of McCaig’s masterful concept designs and storyboards, cover art and illustrations, as well as his private sketchbooks and personal paintings.”

Stuart Ng Books
20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 909-1929

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