Scene on the Web Weekly: March 18-24, 2013

Rob Thomas hopes to show some Veronica Mars footage at SDCC, SPX exhibitors have some table registration woes, fans show off photos from MegaCon, and more.

Scene on the Web Weekly: March 18-24, 2013

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queencatriona: " wingsunfurled: " isaisanisa: " On Saturday at Megacon I cosplayed all eleven Doctors It took about four months to make and plan everything and about 12.5 hours to execute (9am to…supernaturalfangirl77.tumblr.com
Adventures in ComicCon: One man’s journey into the 2013 Lexington Comic and Toy Convention | The Eastern ProgressBY: MICHAEL EMERSON progress@eku.edu Power Rangers, pro wrestlers, actors, artists, cosplayers, gamers and more were in attendance for the second annual Lexington Comic and Toy Convention March 16 and 17. Nothing could quell the excitement the convention produced on both days, and it was bigger than ever.
Library to host Comic-Con this Saturday | Village News: Chesterfield County, Virginia’s Community NewsThe Chesterfield County Public Library is holding the Chesterfield Comic-Con this Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Meadowdale Library. Enjoy games and anime films, peruse comic-book dealer displays and attend workshops by local artists, including Chris Otto, author of A Dog’s Life, Michael Crawford and Kelly Nixon.
On Centre: Bald Eagle Area | Class of characters: Students to display work at Nittany-Con 1 convention | Bald Eagle Area | CentreDaily.comThe local Nittany-Con 1 comics convention Sunday promises formidable superheroes, evil villians, menacing creatures – and a bunch of happy eighth-graders. At the Quality Inn on state Route 150 near Milesburg, 48 students from Bald Eagle Area Middle/Senior High School will have a table to display original comics done for their art class.
Lauren Cohan and Emily Kinney of "The Walking Dead", as well as Drake Bell will be at the April 6-7, Tampa Bay Comic Con! We’d like to announce a charity raffle to benefit the Hero Initiative. Each raffle ticket is $5, and the winner will receive a Walking Dead #100 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive autographed by Lauren Cohan & Emily Kinney! The winner will be announced on Sunday, as Lauren will be in attendance on Sunday only. The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. <a href="http://www.heroinitiative.org/" class="">http://www.heroinitiative.org/</a>Tampa Bay Comic Con
Saturday: The Chesterfield Comic-ConHave you always wanted to be a super hero? Well here’s your chance to don tights, a cape, and a mask. Only please don’t go around town fighting crime. Head over to Meadowdale Library in Chesterfield instead. That’s where the Chesterfield Comic-Con is being held this year, where one can find comic book dealers, Wii gaming, an art area, manga caricatures and more!
Lexington Toy and Comic Con breaks last year’s attendance recordsBertena Varney,Cultural Events Travel Examiner Bertena Varney has been an event planner and an avid traveler for over 10 years. She has visited cultural events as large as National events such as Harry Potter Conventions and as small as local cultural and arts festivals. She prefers gaming, anime, horror, and paranormal conventions.
Devourer of Words 003: The Wind-up Before the PitchToucan columnist Marc Bernardin offers solid advice to writers looking to pitch a concept to editors and publishers at conventions or other meetings. Sharpen that pitch!
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Photos from MegaCon, Day ThreeI woke up this morning because my dog was fussing to go outside. "I didn’t know this was a pet-friendly hotel," I thought as my brain got off the train from Dreamland. "I have to move to part of the hotel that doesn’t have pets in it today."
Communicating Complex Ideas With Comics | Smashing MagazineComics are known to be one of the most powerful communication tools, and are a unique way to communicate – using both image and text to effectively demonstrate time, function, and emotion.
The Pursuit of Cosplay Fame | Nerd CaliberA few weeks ago, I was scrolling down my Twitter timeline when I stumbled upon what appeared to be a landmine of tweets regarding the finalists chosen for the Less Than Three professional gaming and cosplay group. The tweets fell into two categories – of the congratulatory and celebratory variety, and of the…well…not so celebratory variety.
Rob Thomas Plans a ‘Veronica Mars’ Behind-the-Scenes Documentary, Comic-Con VisitRob Thomas was getting so much good news, his cell phone couldn’t handle it. Last Wednesday, when the veteran TV showrunner launched a campaign to finance a movie version of his cult hit TV show Veronica Mars on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter, he had no concept of just how successful the effort would immediately become.
Comic Con features heroes and villains alikeEmmy Award-winner John Shea of "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" fame, where he played Lex Luthor, and who also starred as Adam Kane in "Mutant X," will appear at the event with pictures from both series in tow, tell stories about the making of "Lois and Clark" and "Mutant X," and generally mingle with the crowd.
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Perhaps the most awesome Magic armor ever #mtg #megacon http://pic.twitter.com/9zlaIJ7jaNElaine Chase
<div>Georges Jeanty has just been added to the added to the guest list for Florida Supercon 2013, July 4-7, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.floridasupercon.com&h=oAQEdge_S&s=1" class="">www.floridasupercon.com</a>. Georges Jeanty is an Eisner Award winning, New York Times Bestselling Comic Book Artist best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seasons Eight and Nine, published by Dark Horse Comics.<br> <br> His first break into comics was in 1994, working for several independent p…ublishers like the now-defunct London Night Studios, and by 1999, Georges had moved to Georgia, joining the ranks of Atlanta-based Gaijin Studios and doing regular work for DC Comics. Georges’ first regular ongoing monthly comic book was Bishop: The Last X-Man published by Marvel Comics, followed by Gambit, Deadpool, and Weapon X. In 2006, Wildstorm (DC) Comics paired Georges with Hollywood screenwriter John Ridley, for The American Way, a controversial comic book mini-series set in the turbulent 1960’s.<br> <br> Soon after, Georges was hand-picked by Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s creator Joss Whedon, to be the regular artist of the highly anticipated Buffy “Seasons Eight and Nine” – the comic book continuation of the popular Fox Television series. Fox Home Entertainment produced motion comics based on the first 19 issues of Season Eight. In addition to being an incredibly charming person, Georges is a man of many hats: adventurer, scholar, Prince aficionado, Godzilla fan, sometimes table dancer… but above all these, “Comic Book Artist” seems to best fit this man of mirth, mystery and intrigue!See More</a></div>FLORIDA SUPERCON
Comic Con grows up, moves to NutterBy Don Thrasher Contributing Writer Gem City Comic Con is growing, in reputation as well as size, but organizer Jesse Noble is doing it his way. After seven years in Wright State University’s Student Union, the convention, on Saturday and Sunday, has moved to the Nutter Center, but the focus remains on comics rather than pop culture.
Cosplay of the day: Journey, from Megaco…iheartchaos.com
Comic-Con problems: SXSW, convention center delayWhile we all know the San Diego Comic-Con reigns as the biggest, loudest, most stressful and exciting media event in the world, we’ve als…
SPX exhibitor registration ignites Table-geddonJeebus, its getting so you can’t even throw a SMALL press show without melting servers and frustrated tweets. Table registration for this…
DanCon 2013 – Bane, Bronies And Barta – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsToday was definitely starting off different. I’ve complained before about how inclement weather always seems to hit when I’m doing a show…
Comic Con coming to St. LouisSuperheroes galore will be among the featured attractions at the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con March 22 to 24.
MegaCon 2013David "DTJAAAAM" Ngo is a wandering photographer. Based in Seattle, he attends conventions all across the USA to capture cosplay, costume…

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