Big Apple Con Returns March 5th, Celebrating 20 Years

Big Apple Con 2016

Press Release:

NYC’s Big Apple Con Returns, Celebrating Over 20 Super Years!

Comic Books, Celebs, Cosplay & More!

Saturday, March 5th 10am~6pm Penn Plaza Pavilion, NYC

MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE CON, New York City’s longest-running Pop Culture convention, returns to PENN PLAZA PAVILION (401 7th Ave @ 33rd Street -opposite Madison Square Garden) on SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016 from 10am to 6pm. This amazing explosion of Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, & Cosplay will bring together top comic book creators, media celebrities, dealers, panel discussions, a costume contest & more in one incredible day! There will be hundreds of tables of comics, toys, posters, videos, original art, t-shirts & other collectibles, with everything from the world’s rarest comics as well as the newest and coolest books for sale! Advance tickets are now available at www.nycbm.com

BIG APPLE CON proudly hosts a full “Artists Alley” of comic book and trading card creators, illustrators & writers, including: Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow), Jim Steranko (Captain America, Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD), Ramona Fradon (Super FriendsAquaman), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Wolverine), Rich Buckler (DeathlokFantastic Four), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Spider-Man), David Lloyd (V For Vendetta, Aces Weekly), Tom Palmer (Star Wars, Avengers),Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Daredevil), Joseph Michael Linsner (Cry For Dawn, Vampirella), Sean Chen (Iron ManValiant Comics), Mike Lilly (PunisherNightwing), John Cebollero (BatmanCaptain America), and Brian Kong (Cryptozoic Entertainment, Leaf Trading Cards).

The headlining media celebrity guests include: Lori Petty (Orange is the New Black, Tank Girl), Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Sweet Valley High), Kathy Garver (Family Affair, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), Laurence Mason (The Crow, Gotham), Karyn Parsons (Static ShockThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Johnny Brennan (Jerky BoysFamily Guy), Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet, Santa Claws), and (from 3pm on) Pro Wrestlers The Nasty Boys, Scott Steiner, & Ryan Shamrock of the WWE and WCW.

BIG APPLE CON always provides a jam-packed programming schedule, and this year is no exception! Our over 7 hours of scholarly and fun discussions cover everything from Star Wars, Batman, the Black Panther, Charlton Comics, and Power Rangers, with a special presentation of animated shorts and the return of the NY Jedi!

Captain Zorikh’s Costume Contest will once again bring the most amazing costumers and Cosplayers together for a fast-paced, exciting show of creative excellence! Come as any character in comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, cartoons, anime/manga, video games, or make up your own! You can also participate in special themed group Cosplay photoshoots! Valuable prizes to be awarded by audience applause!

DC Cosplayers East

DATE: Saturday, March 5th ~ 10am -6pm PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion ~ 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. NYC

TICKETS: $20 (adult) $10 (children 5-12, 4 and under free!) VIP Package/Early Admission: $50

TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.nycbm.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bigappleconvention

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ConBigApple

NC – The Gingerdead Man Signing

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Brockton McKinney appears at Chapel Hill Comics for a signing on Saturday March 5th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM! He is the writer of the brand new comic The Gingerdead Man from Action Lab. Brockton is also the creator of Ehmm Theory and a writer of short stories and horror films!

Chapel Hill Comics
316 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-967-4439

MA – Insect Man Signing

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Meet Chris Coleman, writer of the 50th anniversary issue of Insect Man created by owner and founder of the pop-culture store That’s Entertainment, at the Fitchburg store on Saturday March 5th from noon till 2:00 PM.

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That’s Entertainment
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-342-8607

UK – Marceline The Vampire Queen Signing

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Olivia Olson, the voice of Marceline The Vampire Queen on the hugely popular Adventure Time animated series, will be signing copies of her book Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook at Forbidden Planet in London at 6:30pm on Friday 11th March.

Dive deeper into the secrets of the Land of Ooo with this mysterious mash-up flip over book of both The Enchiridion (the ancient hero’s handbook, as featured on the series) and Marceline’s private scrapbook.

Olivia Olson is an actress and singer-songwriter whose voice talents feature on Adventure Time and Phineas & Ferb. She is also well known for singing ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ in the hit movie Love Actually.

Please Note: As we expect this to be a popular event, Olivia will ONLY be signing The Enchiridion and there may be limits on the number each customer can have signed.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

MA – The Last Mortal Bond Signing

000000_last-mortal-bondBrian Staveley appears in conversation with acclaimed fantasy author Max Gladstone (Three Parts Dead) to present his latest novel The Last Mortal Bond at Brookline Booksmith on Thursday March 24th at 7:00 PM.

The trilogy that began with The Emperor’s Blades and continued in The Providence of Fire reaches its epic conclusion. The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital, and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own. But the three imperial siblings at the heart of it all come to understand that even if they survive the holocaust unleashed on their world, there may be no reconciling their conflicting visions of the future.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

IL – Patience Signing

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Cartoonist Daniel Clowes returns to Quimby’s Bookstore on Wednesday, March 30th at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of Patience, the most anticipated graphic novel of 2016!

Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

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Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

New England Super Megafest Comic Con 2016

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Press Release:

New England Super Megafest Comic Con is New England’s Super-Fun Comic & Celebrity Pop Culture Fanfest celebrating Comics, TV, Movie, Sci-Fi, Wrestling and Rock & Roll! NESMFCC features incredible celebrity autograph signings and photo ops with guests including James Marsters, Lee Meriwether, Dina Meyer, Mick Foley, Casper Van Dien, Kevin Sorbo, Corbin Bernsen, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Michael Beck, Dorsey Wright, Thomas G. Waites, Terry Michos, David Harris, Butch Patrick, and more! Scheduled celebrity Q & A Sessions and photo ops will be held throughout the weekend of April 8-10, 2016.

Marvel and DC writers and artists such as Hannibal King, Joe St. Pierre, Greg LaRocque, Mark McKenna, Mike Grell, Jack Purcell, Alex Saviuk, Bob Budiansky, John Hebert, Kevin Liell, and Bill Anderson will give panel discussions and mingle with celebrities and costumed fans!

The Super Megafest presents the best exhibitors on the East Coast with one of the largest selections of comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find!

Other attractions include an amazing Costume Contest (including a children’s category), stunning Movie Cars, mischievous Pirates and much more! After hours, enjoy a multitude of shadowcast movie performances and parties, including the COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST and CosCLUB Dance Party, ensuring the event has something for all ages.

www.supermegafest.com

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Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

UK – Amazing Spider-Man Signing

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Legendary comic writer Dan Slott will be signing copies of Spider-Man comics and graphic novels at Forbidden Planet London at 6:00 PM on Wednesday 9th March.

Dan Slott is an American comic-book writer best known for Avengers: Initiative, Mighty Avengers, She-Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man. He was the sole writer of the controversial Superior Spider-Man, where Peter Parker was replaced by Doctor Otto Octavius, and the Silver Surfer. He’s renowned for injecting humour into typically serious superhero books.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to time restrictions, there may be limits placed on the number of items signed.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

Daytona Beach Comic Con comes March 20th

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Daytona Beach Comic Con,  March 20th 2016

Our next show is on Sunday March 20, 2016. The Daytona Beach Comic Convention will be held at the ICI Center Embry-Riddle, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.
Set up is Sunday 7 AM to 9:45 PM. We also have early set up on Saturday March 19, 2016. It will be 7 PM till 10 PM.
We have a discount rate on rooms at the Best Western Plus. 2620 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114. Call 386-258-6333 mention comic book show to get room discount. Cut off date is March 1, 2016
If you have comics you want to get graded, CBCS will be at the show taking submissions.
Please support the show on social media and check out our Face Book page and web page. We have all the vendors on vendor page that have paid and will be at the show on March 20, 2016. Also guest are updated and are listed on web site guest page.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daytona-Beach-Comic-Book-Convention/109085789161874
Web site is http://daytonabeachcomicconvention.com

Image Expo 2016 in Partnership with ECCC

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Press Release:

For the first time, Image EXPO teams up with ReedPOP for Image EXPO 2016 in Partnership with Emerald City Comicon. Held in Seattle, Washington, Image EXPO will bring Fans a new slate of exciting Creator announcements.

Image EXPO is an all-day event for fans, the retailer community and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. Image EXPO 2016 will feature a line-up of some of the hottest names in comics include Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST), Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE), Alison Sampson (GENESIS), Joe Harris (SNOWFALL), Leila Del Duca (SHUTTER) and offers a unique experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic–focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians and media.

Image EXPO will be held in downtown Seattle at The Showbox. Admission for Retailers and Media are complimentary on a first come, first serve basis.

In addition, Premium Admission Ticket holders will enjoy a complimentary cloth Image Comics branded tote bag stuffed with Image Expo exclusive variants, admission ticket to 18+ Image Comics’ Spring Formal dance, Priority Seating and access to a Premium-Ticket-holder-only group signing with an exciting creator lineup.

The Image Comics Spring Formal is in the style and spirit of a traditional high school dance and in celebration of the industry’s diversity and camaraderie. More details to come soon.

Image EXPO tickets are available at the link…

Tickets for Image EXPO 2016 does not get you access to Emerald City Comicon. ECCC tickets must be purchased separately.

Members of the Media interested in requesting a Press Pass should fill out this form

Comic Retailers interested in obtaining their complimentary pass should fill out this form.

When:
Image EXPO Presented by Emerald City Comicon: Wednesday, April 6, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Image Comics’ Spring Formal Dance: Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

RSVP on Facebook!

Where:
The Showbox
1426 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 628-3151

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