NOTED BRITISH ACTOR PETER DAVISON IS SPOTLIGHT GUEST AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
Celebrated Roles Include “Doctor Who” Among Other Parts
Norwalk, CT, August 24, 2012: Peter Davison, who played the fifth incarnation of The Doctor in the celebrated British television series Doctor Who, will be a Spotlight Guest at this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC). The noted actor, who is also well known for his role as Tristan Farnon in James Herriott’s All Creatures Great and Small, will be signing autographs and appearing on stage. Doctor Who, which premiered on British television in 1963, has gone on to become a television institution in the UK, a cult phenomenon in the USA and the longest-running science fiction television program in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The series will mark its 50th anniversary in 2013. Peter Davison played the title role from 1981 – 1984.
New York Comic Con, which will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at NYC’s Javits Center, is one of New York’s largest annual events, last year attracting over 100,000 attendees. The pop culture convention draws a wide cross section of fans eager to meet and greet the creators, actors, writers, musicians and artists. The show includes top talent from the worlds of comics, film, television, music, books and gaming. Peter Davison, an acclaimed actor who has starred in many other TV series in addition to Doctor Who , will be signing in the Autograph Area Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14. Further details about his appearance will be revealed in the near future.
“I am very grateful to Peter Davison for attending New York Comic Con,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “Doctor Who symbolizes the scope and staying power of pop culture influences, which is what New York Comic Con is all about. 49-years-young, Doctor Who has influenced generations of fans, families and professionals, and we’re proud to welcome one of the program’s classic Doctors to America. Peter Davison’s participation at NYCC underscores the range of talent that we present to our audience, and I am thankful that he is providing so much of his time for fans to meet him in person.”
Tickets are currently available for purchase at NewYorkComicCon.com. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Larry Settembrini at Larry@ReedPOP.com . Other information about NYCC, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at facebook.com/NewYorkComicCon andtwitter.com/NY_Comic_Con.
ABOUT PETER DAVISON: Peter was Doctor Who’s fifth Doctor from 1981 until 1984. He first became known to US audiences playing Tristan in All Creatures Great and Small. He has also been seen starring in BBC’sCampion, The Last Detective, At Home with the Braithwaites, The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and A Very Peculiar Practice, all of which were shown in the USA. He returned to Doctor Who as the fifth Doctor opposite David Tennant’s tenth Doctor in Time Crash, A Special for Children in Need. He is currently appearing in Law and Order UK . His daughter, Georgia Moffett, also starred in Doctor Who opposite David Tennant. They have since married and have two children. Peter is married to Elizabeth Morton who appeared in the film Lifeforce. They have two children and a badly behaved dog.
ABOUT REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
Julia Gfrörer appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, September 6th from 6-10pm
This September we are proud to host an art exhibit and book release party with one of our favorite local artists, Julia Gfrörer. The month long art exhibit will include Julia’s original comic pages and illustrations.
Julia will also debut her latest comic, the first chapter of Black Is The Color, recently nominated for an Ignatz award. This new book is about cruelty, sarcasm, loneliness, gay sailors, lactating mermaids, and salty fluids of all kinds. You could read it for free at www.studygroupcomics.com, but probably not in the bathtub (which is the best place to read it).
This book will be published by Thuban Press in September 2012, and it is 32 pages long and measures 5.5″x8.5″. It contains intense imagery and is intended for mature readers only.
Julia Gfrörer is a letterpress printer and Ignatz-nominated artist who was born at 1:10 am on Sunday, September 12, 1982 in Concord, NH. She has a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, and currently lives in a haunted apartment in Portland, Oregon. She is a splendid young woman equipped with sharp teeth, roughly 463 freckles on her left hand and an imposing tangle of shining bright orange hair. When not obsessively drawing she also enjoys listening to hip hop, reading aloud, and researching things to be sad about. Her latest comic, Black is the Color, is updated every Wednesday on the Study Group Comics site.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Adrian Tomine appears at the powerHouse Arena for a reception and book signing on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 7:00–9:00pm.
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, September 6–Sunday, September 23
Join the celebrated cartoonist for an exhibition of his illustration and comics. The exhibition is in conjunction with the publication of New York Drawings, a collection of work published in The New Yorker along with rare and uncollected New York-inspired images and sketches.
The powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Author Michael Chabon appears in conversation with Adam Savage at the Herbst Theatre on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm.
An “immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times), Michael Chabon is celebrated for his remarkable ability to transport his readers. His first book, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, began as his thesis project at UC Irvine and became a coming-of-age novel about sexual identity. Published when he was just 25, the novel was a New York Times bestseller and catapulted Chabon into literary stardom. Chabon’s other novels include Wonder Boys, which was made into a critically-acclaimed film featuring Michael Douglas; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer-Prize; and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. His most recent non-fiction work, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son, was published in 2009. Chabon’s forthcoming novel, Telegraph Avenue, is the story of two intertwined Oakland, California, families, one black and one white. It is an exploration of friendship, race, and secret histories.
Adam Savage is an industrial special effects designer, actor and co-host of The Discovery Channel series Mythbusters. His acting resume includes early work as voices for Sesame Street characters created by his father. Savage has also taught advance model making at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has previously interviewed Michael Lewis, Chef David Chang and actor/musician Fred Armisen for City Arts & Lectures.
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Raina Telgemeier signs at Brooklyn Comics on Wednesday September 19, 2012 from 3:00 – 5:00pm!
493 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Kyle Higgins, Joshua Fialkov, and Brian Buccellato sign at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92804
Chris Roberson, Rich Ellis, and Grace Allison sign at Bridge City Comics on Friday, September 14 at 6:00pm!
Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Memorial HC Release Party on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 6pm Ð 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be Memorial writer Chris Roberson, artist Rich Ellis and colorist Grace Allison. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($24.99) during the event.
This event is 21+ and free to the public.
Memorial is the story of Em, a young woman who arrives at a hospital in Portland, Oregon, with no memory of her past. A year later, she has rebuilt her life, only to find her existence thrown into turmoil after she inherits a magical shop. Em is drawn into a supernatural conflict between beings that not only represent, but are fundamental elements of the universe itself.
About the Authors:
New York Times Bestselling author Chris Roberson is best known for his Eisner nominated ongoing comic book series iZombie, co-created with artist Mike Allred, and multiple Cinderella mini-series set in the world of Bill Willingham’s Fables. He has written more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories, as well as many other comic projects. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award four times; twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; and has won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History in both the Short Form and Novel categories. Chris lives with his wife and daughter in Portland, Oregon.
Rich Ellis is a cartoonist living and working in Portland, Oregon. He earned a bachelors degree in sequential art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His clients include Marvel Comics, Th3rd World publishing, Microsoft/MNML, The Oregonian, Comic Foundry, Michael Curry Design, Harper, Walker/Bloomsbury UK, Red5Publishing, and the Willamette Week. Rich is a member of Periscope Studio, the largest studio of comic book artists in North America.
Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227
Writer Kevin Schnick signs at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday September 12, 2012 at 10:00am.
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Rose McGowan has just been added to our guest line up for October! Rose McGowan has appeared in some great films and TV shows including The Grindhouse films, Scream, Jawbreaker, The Doom Generation and Charmed! Rose will be doing a 2-day only appearance!
Guest List is just HUGE! Including:
Meet the Cast of Nightmare on Elm Street 4 at Spooky Empire. This is a rare first time reunion!
Original bad girl, Traci Lords, will be joining us at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend this year!
Welcome Iron E Singleton from The Walking Dead to his first Spooky Empire appearance!
Author of the infamous Goosebumps series of books, R.L. Stine will be making a special appearance at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend as part of our Author Programming. He will be promoting his new book, geared towards adults.
Chris Sarandon..the voice of Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas, plus Fright Night, Child’s Play, and The Princess Bride….will be at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend!
So you don’t like clowns ?!?! Why don’t you tell him to his face…Capt Spaulding will be in attendance at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend! Sid Haig is making his return to Spooky Empire after 7 years, at his first Orlando appearance.
for more information on Ultimate Horror Weekend visit the website!
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