Wizard World Cancels Two But Plans More for This Year and 2018

Wizard World Comic Con

Press Release:

Wizard World To Revamp 2017 Schedule With The Addition Of Several New Cities, Loss of Two

Albuquerque Cancelled, Orlando Postponed From ‘17 Slate; New Fall Dates, Cities, Venues Expected To Be Announced In Early July

LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2017 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced changes to its pop culture convention calendar for the remainder of 2017, with the addition of several new shows in September, October and November (dates, cities and venues to be announced). Previously scheduled events in Albuquerque, N.M. (July 14-16) and Orlando, Fla. (August 11-13) will not be held.

The new Wizard World Comic Cons will be in addition to scheduled conventions in Columbus, Ohio (August 4-6), Chicago (August 24-27), Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 8-10), Madison, Wis. (Sept. 22-24), Oklahoma City (Oct. 27-29) and Austin, Texas (Nov. 17-19), bringing the total number of 2017 events to 20 or more. Wizard World expects to finalize plans in each new market and announce the full revised slate in July.

Additionally, Wizard World is preparing its announcement of a schedule for 2018 that will almost double its current roster of shows.

Fans who had purchased tickets and any advance photo ops or autographs for the shows in Albuquerque, which has been canceled, and/or Orlando, which has been postponed until a date TBD in 2018, will receive automatic refunds.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening at each show.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2017 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

Warner Bros. TV Returns for SDCC 2017 with 20 Fan-Favorite Shows

Press Release:

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP LETS THE DOGS OUT — ALONG WITH 20 FAN-FAVORITE SERIES, ALL HEADING TO SAN DIEGO FOR COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL JULY 19–23

Series from Top Producers Including Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil, Greg Berlanti, David S. Goyer, Marc Guggenheim, Bruno Heller, Andrew Kreisberg, Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, Conan O’Brien, Julie Plec, Sarah Schechter, Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Many More

Fans Won’t Want to Miss Panels and Signings with the Stars and Producers of The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZOMBIE, Krypton, Lucifer, The Originals, People of Earth, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural and Westworld, plus Warner Bros. Animation’s Justice League Action, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty! and Young Justice

BURBANK, Calif. (June 29, 2017) — Puppies! Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) has your latest video obsession — to help reveal the Studio’s 20 fan-favorite series making their way to Comic-Con International: San Diego, WBTVG presents Puppy-Con 2017:

The dog days of Comic-Con don’t stop there: The Big Bang Theory’s canine star, Cinnamon, will be participating in a special “paw-tograph” signing alongside cast and producers on Friday, July 21. Plus, social media star Doug the Pug will deliver the scoop from WBTVG stars as a special Comic-Con correspondent.

Series stars participating in all the Comic-Con action are fan favorites and new additions including Arrow’s Stephen Amell; Black Lightning’s Cress Williams and China Anne McClain; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh, Victor Garber and Caity Lotz; The Flash’s Grant Gustin; Gotham’s Ben McKenzie; The 100’s Eliza Taylor; iZOMBIE’s Rose McIver; Krypton’s Cameron Cuffe; Lucifer’s Tom Ellis; The Originals’ Joseph Morgan; Riverdale’s KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse; and Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood — to name just a few — who will join producers to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, free autograph signings and media appearances.

  • Comic-Con essentials The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZOMBIE, Lucifer, The Originals, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, Teen Titans Go! and People of Earth are all back in San Diego.
  • World-premiere pilot screening of midseason thriller Deception, plus exclusive video presentations of some of the most highly anticipated series of the 2017–18 television season — Krypton and Black Lightning — as well as a brand-new hour-long episode of Teen Titans Go!, and an exclusive preview of Unikitty!, along with special surprises.
  • The Studio’s 2,400-square foot, multi-level booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor.
  • Autograph signings for each series will take place in the Warner Bros. booth #4545, the day of each panel. WBTVG follows Comic-Con’s ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.
  • For additional info on the Studio’s plans for Comic-Con and real-time updates during the convention, please follow us on Twitter at @warnerbrostv — official hashtag #WBSDCC — and visit http://comiccon.thewb.com.
  • To connect with WBTVG in the social space — including official Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for WBTVG series, talent and producers — check out the social media contacts page here:  http://comiccon.thewb.com/wbtv-social-media-contacts
  • Editor’s Note: Movie Animals Protected during the making of the puppy video (https://movieanimalsprotected.com/)

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

6:00–10:00 p.m. Special Sneak Peek Screenings — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television Group proudly continue our annual Preview Night tradition with an exclusive pilot screening of the midseason thriller Deception, plus exclusive video presentations of some of the most highly anticipated series of the 2017–18 television season — Krypton and Black Lightning — as well as a brand-new hour-long episode of Teen Titans Go!, and special surprises. Ballroom 20

  • Deception: From Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak, the Blindspot creative team of Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Emmy®-winning director David Nutter (Game of Thrones, The Flash) and renowned magician/puzzle creator David Kwong (Now You See Me, Blindspot), Deception is a thrilling crime drama that combines FBI counter-espionage with the mysterious world of magic and misdirection. When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence — the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career. Deception stars Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Amaury Nolasco, Justin Chon, Laila Robins and Vinnie Jones. From Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television, Deception premieres midseason on ABC. Become a fan of Deception on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeceptionABC, and follow the show on Twitter at @DeceptionABC.
  • Krypton: Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, along with Damian Kindler and Cameron Welsh. Krypton is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, and will debut in 2018 on SYFY. Follow the show on Twitter at @KryptonSYFY.
  • Black Lightning: Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Jumping the Broom, Girlfriends) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). Black Lightning premieres midseason on The CW. Become a fan of Black Lighting on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CWBlackLightning and follow the show on Twitter @BlackLightning.
  • Teen Titans Go!: The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower, and we’ll have you covered by screening a brand-new, hour-long episode. Based on characters from DC and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
  • Unikitty!: Your favorite character from The LEGO® Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism — she is one kitty not to be crossed. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty! is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

WBTVG/WBA SERIES SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.

THURSDAY, JULY 20

10:00–11:00 a.m. Teen Titans Go! Special One-Hour Episode and Q&A  New episode! New episode!! New episode!!! The Titans are back at it again with another fun-filled panel to kick off your Comic-Con weekend. And did we mention that we’ll be screening a brand-new episode? Join producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath, Pete Michail and members of the voice cast, including Greg Cipes, Tara Strong and Scott Menville, as they answer your questions and premiere a Titan-sized special one-hour episode. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.  Become a fan of the show on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TeenTitansGo, and follow Cartoon Network on Twitter at @CartoonNetwork.  Room 6A

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A  Your favorite character from The LEGO® Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism — she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty’s trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. Join producers Edward Skudder, Lynn Wang and members of the voice cast, including Eric Bauza, as they give a sneak peek of this new series and explain how Unikitty and her friends will make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty! is coming soon to Cartoon Network. Follow Cartoon Network on Twitter at @CartoonNetwork.  Room 6A

12:30–1:30 p.m. Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A  Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action in Justice League ActionWhether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge. Producers Jim Krieg and Butch Lukic will be joined by members of the voice cast, including Diedrich Bader, Jason J. Lewis, Rachel Kimsey, and voice director Wes Gleason to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action airs Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Follow Cartoon Network on Twitter at @CartoonNetwork.  Room 6A

FRIDAY, JULY 21

10:00–11:00 a.m. The Big Bang Theory Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Join The Big Bang Theory as the show returns to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season 10 and behind the scenes of TVs #1 comedy for a special 10th anniversary panel! From the introduction of Penny’s family, to the baby, to that season finale moment that left fans hanging (What will Amy say?) — cast members Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Kevin Sussman will join producers and writers from the show for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 11 this fall, premiering Monday, September 25, at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang TheoryThe Complete Tenth Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD this fall. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheBigBangTheory, and follow the show on Twitter @BigBangTheory.  Hall H

10:00–11:00 a.m. Young Justice Q&A — Young Justice is back! Do not miss the show’s triumphant return to Comic-Con as series producers Greg Weisman, Brandon Viettiand key members of the creative team, including art director Phil Bourassa, will be on hand to answer your burning questions about the first two seasons of this beloved fan-favorite series and, if you’re lucky, you might learn a thing or two about the highly anticipated Young Justice: Outsiders.  Room 6BCF

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Everyone’s favorite Zom-Com-Rom-Dram is back! After the heart-stopping events of the iZOMBIEseason finale, the secret is out: The public is no longer in the dark about the existence of zombies. With Seattle now under zombie control at the hands of Fillmore Graves, Ravi’s search for a cure and vaccine for zombie-ism is now more dire than ever. Be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Liv and the gang in season four. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders and Aly Michalka, as well as executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, iZOMBIE returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD this fall. Become a fan of iZOMBIE on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cwizombie, and follow the show on Twitter at @CWiZombie.  Ballroom 20

12:30–1:30 p.m. The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Following the surprising events of the season finale, join The 100 as the critically acclaimed series returns to San Diego for its annual appearance at Comic-Con. More than six years have passed since Praimfaya ravaged the planet, and killed most of the human race. As Clarke waits to hear from the group on the Ark, or in the bunker, a new mystery drops from the sky. Who is in the arriving ship, and are they friends or enemies? One thing is certain, Clarke is now the Grounder! Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season five. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon and executive producer Jason Rothenberg. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 18. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWThe100, and follow the show on Twitter at @CWThe100.  Ballroom 20

3:154:00 p.m. [adult swim]: Mike Tyson Mysteries — It was a unanimous victory last time, but Iron Mike Tyson is taking on Comic-Con again and this rematch is sure to live up to all the hype. Currently in its third season of solving mysteries, the Mike Tyson Mystery Team has all-new episodes airing on Adult Swim. Join Mike Tyson, fellow voice cast member Rachel Ramras (The Looney Tunes Show) and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) for an exclusive look at upcoming episodes. Become a fan on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/MikeTysonMysteriesTV.  Indigo Ballroom

6:007:00 p.m. People of Earth Premiere Episode Screening and Q&A — The TBS sci-fi comedy series People of Earth — from Emmy®-winning executive producers Conan O’Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office), and creator David Jenkins — brings an all-new season of less-than-perfect aliens, botched abductions and extraterrestrial investigation as Ozzie (Wyatt Cenac) and the StarCrossed group of alien “experiencers” living in the small town of Beacon, N.Y. continue their journey for truth. Complicating matters this season — both above and on Earth — is the arrival of a new alien on the spaceship as well as a smart and dedicated FBI investigator (Nasim Pedrad) who heads to Beacon on a mission to track down fugitive CEO Jonathan Walsh (Michael Cassidy). Join cast members Ana GasteyerOscar Nunez, Michael Cassidy, Ken Hall, Björn Gustafsson and Nasim Pedrad, along with series creator/executive producer David Jenkins for an exclusive screening of the season two premiere episode followed by a Q&A discussion covering what’s next in this all-new season. Produced by Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television, People of Earthreturns to TBS with all-new episodes on July 24 at 10:30/9:30c. Become a fan of People of Earth on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeopleOfEarthTBS, and follow the show on Twitter at @PoE_TBS.  Room 6A

SATURDAY, JULY 22

‪11:00–11:45 p.m. Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Following the shocking first season finale, don’t miss Riverdale when it returns to San Diego for its second appearance at Comic-Con! Join Archie and the gang as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what once looked like a quiet, sleepy town. The circumstances surrounding Fred’s shooting kick off the mystery of season two. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Casey Cott, Haley Law, Asha Bromfield and producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon GoldwaterRiverdale’s season two premiere airs Wednesday, October 11, at 9/8c on The CW Riverdale: The Complete First Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 15. Become a fan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CWRiverdale, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Riverdale.  Ballroom 20

‪12:00–1:00 p.m. The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A — The Originals returns for a fifth season with more supernatural intrigue, romance and bloodshed in The Big Easy. Join executive producer Julie Plec and series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood and Riley Voelkelfor a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air midseason on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 29. Become a fan of The Originals on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cworiginals, and follow the show on Twitter at @cworiginals.  Indigo Ballroom

‪1:15–1:45 p.m. Krypton Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Join series star Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon, Florence Foster Jenkins) and executive producers Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) and Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead, Constantine) for a sneak peek at the upcoming series followed by an out-of-this-world Q&A. Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, along with Damian Kindler and Cameron Welsh. Krypton is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, and will debut in 2018 on SYFY. Follow the show on Twitter at @KryptonSYFY.  Indigo Ballroom

1:50–2:50 p.m. Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Lucifer returns to San Diego to heat things up. The climactic events of the season finale left us wondering, where in the world is Lucifer and how did he get his wings back? Join the series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helferand executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich for a special video presentation and Q&A where they’ll discuss the sizzling second season and what’s in store for Lucifer in season three! From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Neal Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns for its third season on October 2, airing Mondays 8/7c on FOX. Lucifer: The Complete Second Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 22. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LuciferonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @LuciferonFOX.  Indigo Ballroom

2:50–3:50 p.m. Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Gotham’s origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its fourth season, the stakes will be higher than ever! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham’s underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full. And that’s just the beginning! What threat does Ra’s al Ghul pose, and will Penguin regain his title as the King of Gotham? What new villains are in store for season four, and what does Bruce Wayne’s season finale reveal mean for Gotham City — and his ultimate destiny? Be among the first to see what’s in store for season four as Gotham returns to Comic-Con for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns September 28 with all-new episodes on its new night, Thursdays at 8/7c on FOX. Gotham: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 29. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @Gotham.  Indigo Ballroom

3:30–4:10 p.m. Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Ridding National City of Queen Rhea and her Daxamite army was a major win for Supergirl, but one that came at a significant cost, as Kara was forced to sacrifice her budding relationship with Mon-El. When season three returns with all-new supercharged adventures this fall on The CW, Kara and team will come up against a new threat in the form of DC Worldkiller, Reign. Want to know more about Reign and what she has in store for the Girl of Steel? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss this hot topic and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl’s third season will debut Monday, October 9, at 8/7c on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete Second Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 22. Become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheCWSupergirl, and follow the show on Twitter at @TheCWSupergirl.  Ballroom 20

4:10–4:50 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A — After crash landing the Waverider in a version of 2017 Los Angeles where dinosaurs roam the streets and the skyline is adorned with London’s iconic Big Ben clock tower, the Legends were quick to realize that “we broke time.” Last year, the loveable band of misfit heroes traveled throughout the timeline fixing a series of Aberrations. This year, they’ll be turning the crazy up to 11, as a wave of Anachronisms turns History on its head, leaving the Legends responsible for piecing it back together. What is an Anachronism you ask? For the answer to that, and many other questions, join cast members Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and producers at their annual Comic-Con panel. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s season premiere airs Tuesday, October 10, at 9/8c on The CW. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 15. Become a fan of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWLegendsofTomorrow, and follow the show on Twitter at @TheCW_Legends.  Ballroom 20

4:15–5:15 p.m. Westworld Panel and Q&A — HBO’s Westworld concluded its critically acclaimed first season in December and is currently saddling up for season two. The series — created, executive produced and written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy — is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) Ben Barnes as Logan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, James Marsden as Teddy, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine, Jimmi Simpson as William, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Shannon Woodward as Elsie and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard/Arnold. The panel will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician and comedian Reggie WattsWestworld is based on the film written by Michael Crichton and is from Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions and Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of Westworld on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WestworldHBO, and follow the show on Twitter at @WestworldHBO.  Hall H

4:50–5:10 p.m. Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Black Lightning makes its Comic-Con debut! Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Join series stars Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights), Nafessa Williams (Twin Peaks), China Anne McClain (House of Payne) and Christine Adams (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), along with executive producers Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Jumping the Broom, Girlfriends) for an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming series along with an electrifying Q&A session. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Salim & Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). Black Lightning premieres midseason on The CW. Become a fan of Black Lighting on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CWBlackLightning, and follow the show on Twitter @BlackLightning.  Ballroom 20

5:10–5:50 p.m. The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Running up against an evil time remnant version of yourself is something no one should ever have to do, but that’s exactly what faced Barry Allen (aka The Flash) as he fought to save the life of fiancée Iris West from the God of Speed known as Savitar. Barry’s victory was short-lived, however, as an unbalanced Speed Force began to wreak havoc on Central City, forcing Barry to sacrifice himself for the greater good. With The Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy, and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell. Join cast members Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Keiynan Lonsdale and producers of The CW’s highest-rated series at their annual Comic-Con panel, and be among the first to find out where things will pick up when season four returns this fall. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash season four premiere airs Tuesday, October 10, at 8/7c on The CW. The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 5. Become a fan of The Flash on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWTheFlash, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_TheFlash.  Ballroom 20

5:50–6:30 p.m. Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A — With the future of the team left hanging in the balance, Arrow gave new definition to the phrase “blowing up the show.” The emotional showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase was the perfect conclusion to a stellar fifth season of The CW’s gritty DC Super Hero series. Now, the focus shifts to uncovering the fate of each and every member of Team Arrow. Could anyone have possibly survived an island-wide explosion, or has the book closed on them, as it has on Oliver’s five-year flashback story? Returning to San Diego Comic-Con for a sixth consecutive year, cast members Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and producers will be on-hand for an eye-opening conversation about the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow’s season six premiere moves to its new night on  Thursday, October 12, at 9/8c on The CW. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 19. Become a fan of Arrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWArrow, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Arrow.  Ballroom 20

 SUNDAY, JULY 23

10:30 –11:30 a.m. Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Join the series’ stars and executive producers in Hall H to answer questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense two-part finale, as well as what’s in store for lucky season 13 of this exciting series! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas, and maybe a surprise or two! The 13th season of Supernatural will return to Thursdays on October 12 in its new 8/7c time period on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Supernatural, and follow the show on Twitter at @cw_spn.  Hall H

Steel City Con Adds Burt Reynolds to Their August Guest Lineup

Press Release:

PITTSBURGH’S PREMIERE COMIC CON ADDS BURT REYNOLDS TO GUEST LINE-UP!

Pittsburgh-Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Pittsburgh based convention called the Steel City Comic Con (http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 27 years as Pittsburgh ‘s premier comic con on Aug 11-13, 2017 at the Monroeville Convention Center with special appearances from classic TV and movie celebrity guests. The Steel City Comic Con is known for bringing rare celebrity autograph appearances and photo opportunities into the Pittsburgh market.

Steel City Comic Con attendees will be excited to know that many celebrity guests will be attending this upcoming show. Some of the guests include Burt Reynolds (Smoky and the Bandit films); Amy Jo Johnson (Power Rangers, Felicity, Flashpoint); Wrestling Legends Rey Mysterio and Mick Foley; Walking Dead stars Michael Cudlitz (“Abraham”) and Josh McDermitt (”Eugene”); Film star Tara Reid (American Pie Films, Sharknado Films); Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid films, My Cousin Vinnie); Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy, Outsiders); Lisa Marie (”The Martian Girl” from Mars Attacks); Nancy Allen (RoboCop films); Masiela Lusha (George Lopez, Sharknado); Beverly D’Angelo and Dana Barron (National Lampoon’s Vacation films); A Brady Bunch reunion with Barry William (“Greg Brady”), Susan Olsen (“Cindy Brady”) and Mike Lookinland (“Bobby Brady”); Chris Kirkpatrick (founding member of the group NSYNC) and many, many others.

Attendees will be able to participate in a Celebrity Q & A sessions, Trivia Contests, Artist Charity Quick Sketch and an amazing Costume Contest. Celebrity Guests will be doing autograph sessions along with photo opportunities for fans. Attendees can also meet and talk comics with many comic book artists, illustrators and writers. Additionally, there will be hundreds of vendor tables selling millions of toys, comic books, diecast, Anime, action figures, dolls, statues, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Star Trek, posters, artwork and much more. The Steel City Comic Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at an affordable price. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http:// www.steelcitycon.com

Kennywood Comicon Set For Father’s Day 2017

Kennywood

Press Release:

New Dimension Comics joins Kennywood on Father’s Day to present a super-sized event: Kennywood Comicon!

Featuring comic book vendors, artists, creators, and pop culture attractions, Comicon will descend upon the home of Kenny Kangaroo, the Phantom and the Jack Rabbit on Sunday, June 18.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Kennywood to bring our comic book resources together into one of the most fun venues in Pittsburgh for a great event,” says Todd McDevitt, owner of New Dimension Comics and promoter of 3 Rivers Comicon. “We are both in the family entertainment business, so joining forces is a natural fit.”

The event will be held at Kennywood, with many vendors and attractions set up around the Lagoon area. Artists will be featured in the pavilions.

“We believe Comicon will be a big hit with our Guests and provide a little extra bonus to all the fun of a day at Kennywood,” says Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. “Creating special events to bring added value to our guests has always been a practice of ours, and we’re excited to leverage the popularity of Comicons with this event.”

Betty KennywoodFor this special day, patrons who come to the park wearing a superhero shirt will be admitted for just $25 instead of the normal cost of $47.99. All attending will receive a special custom edition Archie comic book, Betty & Veronica #1, featuring an exclusive cover by Robert Hack showcasing the Archie gang enjoying a day at Kennywood. Hack will be on hand to autograph copies of this collectible comic.

More details can be found as more elements are confirmed at www.ndcomics.com, including information on vendor and artist sign up. Kennywood Comicon will run throughout the course of the park’s operating day, which begins at 10:30 a.m.

More on Comicons : Comicons are comic book conventions held annually around the world. These conventions feature comic vendors as well as top comic book artists. Fans in attendance can purchase comics and merchandise as well as getting their own items signed by their favorite artists.

More on New Dimension Comics: Starting his business in 1986 as a high school student, Todd McDevitt now owns and operates 6 comic book stores in the Pittsburgh region with locations in Ellwood City, Butler in Clearview Mall, Century 3 Mall in West Mifflin, Pittsburgh Mills Mall in Tarentum, and St. Clairsville, OH. McDevitt also hosts 3 Rivers Comicon in Pittsburgh May 20-21, 2017.

Kennywood is America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park! The Pittsburgh-area park offers a unique mix of classic rides and modern thrills, including six roller coasters, a 14-ride Kiddieland, and several attractions that cannot be found anywhere else. Kennywood, founded in 1898, continues to provide unforgettable fun for all ages.

Scene on the Web: Dick Van Dyke to Make 1st Ever Comic Con Appearance (in Phoenix), Wonder Woman Cosplayers Wanted in Salt Lake, and More

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Cosplay Friday #208 – STAR WARS Celebration Highlights | Nerdist

28 Apr, 2017

It’s hard to believe Star Wars Celebration Orlando took place two weeks ago. I feel like the ultimate gathering of Star Wars fans happened yesterday. Since I’m still being fueled by the energy of the

http://nerdist.com/star-wars-celebration-cosplay-friday-208/


Image for Actor Dick Van Dyke will be guest at upcoming Phoenix Comicon

Actor Dick Van Dyke will be guest at upcoming Phoenix Comicon

28 Apr, 2017

People planning to go to the upcoming Phoenix Comicon got super supercalifragilisticexpialidocious news on Friday: Dick Van Dyke will be in attendance.

http://ktar.com/story/1548955/actor-dick-van-dyke-guest-upcoming-phoenix-comicon/


Image for 3ders.org - Mechanical 3D printed Gray Fox helmet takes Metal Gear Solid cosplay to the next level | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Mechanical 3D printed Gray Fox helmet takes Metal Gear Solid cosplay to the next level | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

28 Apr, 2017

Diego Valdes, a mechanical engineer and cosplay lover, has designed a 3D printed version of Gray Fox’s helmet from Metal Gear Solid. The prop contains 12 3D printed parts.

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20170428-mechanical-3d-printed-gray-fox-helmet-takes-metal-gear-solid-cosplay-to-the-next-level.html


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Call For Cosplayers: Wonder Woman screening – Salt Lake Comic Con September 21-23, 2017

28 Apr, 2017

Visit the post for more.

http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com/call-for-cosplayers-wonder-woman/


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Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 recap | The Nerd Element

29 Apr, 2017

Recently we had the chance to attend Silicon Valley Comic Con (which took place April 21-23 at the  San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA). For a comic con to be in it’s second year, we were real

http://www.thenerdelement.com/2017/04/29/silicon-valley-comic-con-2017-recap/


Scene on the Web: Midwest Media Expo Cancelled, D23 Lineup

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Detroit-Based Comic Con Suddenly Cancelled Three Days Before Event [Updated]

26 Apr, 2017

Midwest Media Expo, a mid-sized comic con in the Detroit area, has cancelled this year’s event due to issues with the hotel… three days before the whole thing was supposed to start.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/detroit-based-comic-con-suddenly-cancelled-three-days-b-1794682670


Image for Adam Savage cosplays as Chewbacca with C-3PO in tow

Adam Savage cosplays as Chewbacca with C-3PO in tow

26 Apr, 2017

Watch the former “MythBusters” co-host secretly invade Silicon Valley Comic Con while dressed as the famous Star Wars Wookiee.

https://www.cnet.com/news/mythbusters-adam-savage-cosplays-chewbacca-wookiee-c3po-star-wars-silicon-valley-comic-con/


Image for This amazing powered cosplay armour took 518 hours to create - DIY Photography

This amazing powered cosplay armour took 518 hours to create – DIY Photography

25 Apr, 2017

Cosplay, fantasy and photographing it has become huge over the last decade or so. At comic cons around the world, people show up as their favourite video game, TV and movie characters. And every year

http://www.diyphotography.net/amazing-powered-cosplay-armour-took-518-hours-create/


Image for D23 EXPO: Hall D23 Presentation Lineup for July's event announced | An Englishman In San Diego

D23 EXPO: Hall D23 Presentation Lineup for July’s event announced | An Englishman In San Diego

26 Apr, 2017

For many con fanatics, it’s going to be one of the busiest couple of weeks of their lives – San Diego Comic-Con (20th-23rd July 2017) and, the weekend before that, the celebration of ev…

http://www.anenglishmaninsandiego.com/connews/d23-expo-hall-d23-presentation-lineup-for-julys-event-announced


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Jim Demonakos to leave ReedPop — The Beat

25 Apr, 2017

Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos announced he’s leaving ReedPOP, destination unknown, on a FB post. Demonakos has served as Global Director of Comic Talent for ReedPOP since they …

http://www.comicsbeat.com/jim-demonakos-to-leave-reedpop/


Image for Wondercon Roundup! Suddenly Susan Takes The Con By Storm! Comic Con HQ! Toddland! The Convention Floor! And More! | Mike The Fanboy

Wondercon Roundup! Suddenly Susan Takes The Con By Storm! Comic Con HQ! Toddland! The Convention Floor! And More! | Mike The Fanboy

25 Apr, 2017

Wonderful, wondrous Wondercon! Mike and I headed down to Anaheim for our annual visit to Comic Con’s adopted younger brother. I enjoy Wondercon because of

http://www.mikethefanboy.com/wondercon-suddenly-susan/


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Ten tips for publicizing convention events — The Beat

26 Apr, 2017

By David Seidman It’s con season in the comics world, which means that someone has to attract people to attend panels, signings, parties, and other events. I’ve done it, and it’s not easy. But you …

http://www.comicsbeat.com/ten-tips-for-publicizing-convention-events/


Comic Con Revolution 2017 Announces Complete Programming Schedule

Comic Con Revolution
Press Release:

COMIC CON REVOLUTION – THE INLAND EMPIRE’S FIRST FULL SCALE COMIC CON

COMPLETE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

 Programming Highlights Include, The Psychology of Batman, John Carpenter’s The Thing 35th Anniversary Art Book, How To Create Characters and Write Super Stories, LARP 101: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and so much more!

CCRNew York, NY April 26, 2017 – Comic Con Revolution (CCR) The Inland Empire’s first full scale Comic Con will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario California. With CCR only a few weeks away, Atomic Crush Events is proud to announce the show’s full programming slate is on ComicConRevolution.com for attendees to view.

Programming Highlights include:

#GenerationRevolution: Animators Day Off – What do artists and writers do when they aren’t working on your favorite animated projects from film, TV, and video games? From comic books, children’s books, even novels; what creative people do as a side job and for fun will amaze you. Join Mike Morris (Ducktales 2017), Mike Collins (Mr. Peabody and Sherman), Steven E Gordon (X-Men Evolution), Aaron Long (Bojack Horseman), Rachel Reed (Rockstar Games) and Anne Walker Farrell (Bojack Horseman).

The Psychology of Batman – Join Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, as they bring their hit podcast, The Arkham Sessions, to Comic Con Revolution! Using episodes of the iconic ’90s cartoon Batman: The Animated Series, The Arkham Sessions dishes out real knowledge about mental health and mental illness, as they analyze Batman and his infamous Rogues Gallery. Alongside special guest Livio Ramondelli (IDW’s Transformers), this very special panel will take a look at the fan favorite episode “”Over the Edge.””

John Carpenter’s “The Thing” 35th Anniversary Art Book – Filled with art inspired by the film. Join special guests Tim Bradstreet, Cat Staggs, and Stormking Productions’ Sandy King Carpenter as they take a look at some of the art being seen for the first time ever, and talk about their memories of watching John Carpenter’s The Thing. Oh, and did we mention The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? Filmmaker and Slayer: Repentless comic book writer Jon Schnepp is hosting?

How To Create Characters and Write Super Stories Do you want to create your own characters and write and draw their amazing adventures? Come join Super Siblings and Pandamonium cartoonist Patrick Scullin as he teaches how to make original picture books. Bring your imagination and some drawing supplies and Patrick will guide you through the steps of creating a story and putting it to paper. No drawing experience is required for this family friendly session.

LARP 101: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” This panel is for anyone interested in what LARP (Live Action Role Playing) is and how it is played/how to get into LARPing.

“The support we have received from not only the comic community but from the Inland Empire itself has been overwhelming,” said Atomic Crush Events co-founder Drew Seldin.  “Putting together an event you can be proud of takes hard work but it also requires that those around you believe in what you are doing as much as you do.”

Guests currently scheduled to appear include Orion Acaba, Karl Altstaetter, Chris Bachalo, Anjali Bhimani, Tim Bradstreet, Sandy King Carpenter, Marty Casaus, Feodor Chin, Matthew Clark, Mike Collins, Neo Edmund, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Derek Fridolfs, Joel Gomez, Steven Gordon, Travis Hanson, Matt Hawkins, Ray-Anthony Height, Dennis Hopeless, Doug Jung, Scott Koblish, Mike Kunkel, Hope Larson, Dr. Andrea Letamendi, Livesay, Scott Lobdell, Pamela Lovas, Ron Marz, Raychul Moore, Mike Morris, Bill Moseley, Todd Nauck, David Naughton, Carla Perez, Karlee Perez, Josh Petersdorf, Whilce Portacio, Livio Ramondelli, Norm Rapmund, Paolo Rivera, Joe Rubinstein, Jon Schnepp, Patrick Scullin, Beth Sotelo, Cat Staggs, Art Thibert, Koi Turnbull, Gus Vazquez,  Vivid Vidka, Dave Wagner, Tommy Walker, Brian Ward

 

Information about Comic Con Revolution is available at www.comicconrevolution.com

www.facebook.com/ComicConRevolution/

www.twitter.com/ComicConRvltn

www.instagram.com/comicconrevolution

 

About Comic Con Revolution

Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles.  We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts.  At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves.  The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love.  Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible.  We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.  Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.

About Atomic Crush Events

Atomic Crush Events is an event consultation and management company that was founded on experience and innovation.  Bringing together expertise in event management, marketing, sales and business development to create a unique team that can analyze and identify the best course of action when developing a live event.  Our philosophy is simple – create the best experience possible for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.

More information is available at www.atomiccrushevents.com

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East Coast Comicon Returns in 2017 with Danny Trejo, George Perez, and More

 

East Coast 2017

 

Press Release:

EAST COAST COMICON RETURNS TO NY/NJ METRO AREA

Features Legendary Comic Creators, Actors, Wrestlers and the Famous Film Vehicles

Secaucus, NJ—New Jersey’s largest comic convention returns to the Meadowlands Exposition Center on April 29-30. Guests include an array of recognizable pop culture figures and some of the world’s top comic book creators. East Coast Comicon is proud to announce the appearance of Danny Trejo (Machete, Heat), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, The Crow), Tony Todd (Candyman, Flash), Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island), Kevin Nash (WWE), and a rare reunion of the original cast members of Lost in Space, including Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, and Bill Mumy. All are available for photos and autographs (prices vary).More than seventy (70) comic artists and writers will be on hand including

More than seventy (70) comic artists and writers will be on hand including legendary creators, George Perez and Marv Wolfman, whose ground-breaking work on the New Teen Titans is the inspiration for the popular Cartoon Network Series Teen Titans Go! Fans of comic cinema are sure to want to meet Keith Giffen (co-creator of Rocket Raccoon) and Fabian Nicienza (co-creator of Deadpool).Others appearing include superstars Art Adams (X-Men), Kyle Baker (Plastic Man), Mike Zeck (Secret Wars, Punisher), Simon Bisley (Judge Dredd, Lobo), Mike Grell (Green Arrow), Denny O’Neill (Batman), and Tim Bradstreet (Punisher). Classic comics talent will also be on hand to meet fans, including Allen Bellman (Captain America), Joe Giella (The Flash, Batman), and original Marvel bullpen artist Larry Lieber, who co-created Iron Man,

Classic comics talent will also be on hand to meet fans, including Allen Bellman (Captain America), Joe Giella (The Flash, Batman), and original Marvel bullpen artist Larry Lieber, who co-created Iron Man, Ant Man, and Thor. Also Guinness Book of World Records will be present to recognize the career of artist Ken Bald. Animation directors and artists of Ren & Stimpy Bill Wray will be on hand.There’s comics fun for all ages, including a Kids Love Comics section that offers

Animation directors and artists of Ren & Stimpy Bill Wray will be on hand.There’s comics fun for all ages, including a Kids Love Comics section that offers activities all day including how to make comics, drawing lessons, and more. Over a dozen kid’s-friendly professional comic artists will be there to teach and sell their books.

Photo ops are available to get your picture taken with some of the most recognized vehicles from movies & tv. Parked onsite are Batmobiles from three iterations of the caped crusader (’66, ’89, and ’05), the Monkees Mobile, the Munsters Koach, Stephen King’s Christine, and the Lost in Space chariot. For the first time, East Coast Comicon is pleased to present a 3-D diorama of the Star Wars trash compactor, which allows you to re-enact a famous scene. (Prices vary for photo ops).

Over 200 vendors will be offering a wide assortment from dollar box comics to super-rare comics. Posters, books, graphic novels, T-shirts, art, toys, and many other collectible items will be sold. And on Sunday afternoon, the East Coast Comicon Cosplay Contest will award $500 for the best costume. Many other prizes and trophies will be awarded. The contest begins at 4 pm.

Location: Meadowlands Exposition Center
Dates: April 29 & 30, 2017
Times: 10 am to 6pm Sat & Sun

Advance Tickets:
Saturday
Adult Tickets $30.50
Kids Ticket $9.50 (ages 6 to 12) Sunday Adult Tickets $26.50 Kids Ticket $7.50 Sunday (ages 6 to 12) CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER ADMITTED FREE WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A TICKET HOLDING ADULT (limit 2 children per adult)

2 day Weekend Pass $52.50
2 day Weekend Pass Early admission $82.50
VIP Ticket $135.50 (limited to 100 tickets)
Early entry to the convention (enter at 9:30 am, regular ticket holders enter after 10 am) • Two day pass • Seating in first two rows for all panels (until full). Must be seated before panel begins. • Go to front of all lines for Two (2) different signings. • East Coast Comicon poster. • Your choice of East Coast Comicon T-shirt

Day of Show Tickets:
Adult $40
Kids 6 to 12 yrs old $10

CGC to Offer Onsite Grading at Nickel City Con 2017

February 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York

Press Release:

CCG Nickel CityDave & Adam’s and Nickel City Con are excited to announce that Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) will be offering onsite grading at Nickel City Con! This announcement provides fans with the opportunity to have their comics professionally graded and encapsulated by the industry’s leading grading service during the show. Nickel City Con, featuring William Shatner, takes place May 19-21 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

“We are thrilled that CGC has chosen to exhibit and grade on-site at Nickel City Con. CGC only grades on-site at a handful of shows each year, and for them to choose to do so at Nickel City Con is both an honor and a testament to how our show is quickly establishing itself as a must attend on the con circuit,” said Adam Martin, Dave & Adam’s CEO.

 

About Certified Guaranty Company:

Founded in 1999, Certified Guaranty Company is the first independent, impartial expert third-party grading service for comic books, magazines, lobby cards and photographs. CGC offers expert condition analysis, including thorough restoration detection, before grading and encapsulating collectibles in state-of-the-art, archival-safe holders. CGC does not buy or sell collectibles — it is committed to providing an independent opinion that collectors and dealers can always trust, so they can buy and sell with confidence.

About Nickel City Con:

Nickel City Con is Buffalo’s largest pop culture and entertainment event, combining the worlds of comic books, movies, television, graphic novels, toys, cosplay and video games. It’s a family oriented 3 day event that brings the best in the world of entertainment to Buffalo and Western NY.  Through Panels, Photo & Autograph sessions NCC gives fans the ability to interact with their favorite characters and creators. But most of all it’s just plain fun!

About Dave & Adam’s:

Dave and Adam’s was founded in 1991 when two friends opened a small collectibles store in Buffalo, NY. Twenty-five years later, Dave and Adam’s is generally regarded as the largest online seller of trading cards in the world. Headquartered in Tonawanda, NY, the Dave and Adam’s Team now includes over 80 employees and operates two retail stores, one of which is a 42,000 square foot superstore!

Long Beach Comic Expo 2017 Announces Programming Schedule

February 14, 2017 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News

LBCE 2017

The folks at Long Beach Comic Expo have shared with us the programming schedule for their upcoming convention, taking place February 18-19. Read below or download a schedule grid in a pdf: LBCE_Program_WEB

Saturday, February 18 Program Schedule
DANGER ROOM (S1)
11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
So You Want to Build an R2?
Did you know there’s a whole club of people dedicated to building R2-D2 and the other droids of Star Wars? Come learn the basics and see what it takes to build your own Astromech droid from folks that are building their own!

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Diversity in Comics
Diversity is a heated topic. What kind of trials and tribulations does one face as a minority comic artist? How has it helped? Has the climate improved or worsened over the years? In what way has humor been an important tool? Join this panel of incredible talents, including the renowned Robb Armstrong (Jump Start), Lonnie Millsap (Bacon), Yehudi Mercado (Hero Hotel) and additional surprise guests in a panel that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you with many laughs and a lot of hope.

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Virgin Galactic: LauncherOne
Small, affordable satellites are revolutionizing the way we explore space and study our home planet—but only if they can find an affordable, reliable way to launch into orbit. Virgin Galactic is developing LauncherOne, a new dedicated small-satellite launch vehicle. In design and construction in Long Beach, LauncherOne will be air-launched from a 747 and deliver satellites for space-based worldwide Internet, Earth observation, and asteroid hunting. LauncherOne is a 21st century rocket, taking advantage of new developments in 3D printing and composites. On this panel, hear directly from some of the rocket scientists and space salespeople who are making the small satellite revolution happen.

2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
IDW Creators Unite
Sara Richard (My Little Pony, Jem & the Holograms), D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, Bigger Bang and Biggest Bang) and Livio Ramondelli (Transformers) talk about the similarities and differences between working on a creator owned book at IDW versus a licensed property. Q&A after, moderated by Erika Ishii from Geek & Sundry.

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
The Intersection of Art & Science (& Engaging the Public)
There is no better place to watch the intersection of science and art than in comic books…and at NASA! David Delgado, the artist responsible for JPL’s interplanetary travel art, visualization scientist Robert Hurt and comic artists, Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), and Tony Harris (Starman, Ex Machina) get together to discuss how the artwork done for NASA has comic influences, and how space exploration (an integral part of comic books throughout history) and technology has been a big influence in the artwork that’s been done for comics.

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
BTS: Superhero Superstars
Tony Harris (Starman, Ex Machina), Frank Tieri (Catwoman, Convergence: Justice League, Convergence: Suicide Squad), Mike Zeck (Captain America, Secret Wars, Punisher, Kraven’s Last Hunt, Spider-Man) and Mark Waid (Kingdome Come, Superman, Flash) discuss their behind-the-scenes experiences working on some of the highest profile comics that have come out of the Big Two! Q&A after!

5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
How to Win at Trivia Night
Over the past decade, pop culture trivia nights have exploded in popularity in bars, restaurants and performance venues nationwide. In this highly unique seminar for trivia lovers, glean insider pro tips from a professional trivia event producer/host on how to win at trivia night. Learn how to think like a trivia writer/host, discovering proven strategies for boosting your team’s score while edging out the competition. We’ll also discuss what separates a really good trivia night from a really bad one. Session ends with a series of laugh-filled trivia bouts.

6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
McDuffie Awards
The winners will be announced for the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity. The nominees represent diversity both through the characters in the books and through the creators behind them, all of whom are women and/or people of color. The awards are named for Dwayne McDuffie, whose long and incredible career in comics and animation was tragically cut short by his death in 2011. Not only did he leave behind a legacy of great comics, he was also a major champion of diversity in genre fiction, and his commitment to that cause has inspired a generation of creators and fans.

HEROES LAIR (S3)
11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Girl Scout Novelist Workshop
Closed Session for pre-registered Girl Scouts only.

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Follow Your Bliss: So You want to Work in Anime
So you want to work in Anime? Here’s your chance to find out from Japanese Manga artist Peach Momoko, Tokyopop-gone-mainstream superhero artist Amy Reeder, David Gallaher, the consulting editor for Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, and Fairy Tail for Kodansha and Bonnie Gordon, voice over actor for Street Fighter V. Find out how they broke in, what different careers are available, and what they wished someone had told them when they were just starting out. Tips and advice from the best! Moderated by RuthAnn Thompson who plays Bulma in the live action series DBZ: Light of Hope.

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Women on the Dark Side
Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just enough humor and whimsy to counterbalance all that darkness. Whether it’s comic books, novels or art, these are the women who are creating content that connects with the deeper, darker side of all of us. Featuring Susan Lee, Megan Hutchison, Satine Phoenix and Laura Lee Bahr. Moderated by Barbra Dillon.

2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Nerd Up or Shut Up Live!
Tune into Legion of Leia’s own Nerd up or Shut up podcast. Join in on the conversation as you step into our next episode and chat and debate all things nerdy!

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
#MakeComics: Think Inside the Box
This is for anybody with a great idea for a scene or character, but has a tough time filling out the rest of their story. Starting with theme, we will explain a basic structural anatomy of a story. We’ll dissect some famous examples from comics to make our point, and then give the audience some worksheets that they can take home to help turn their own ideas into full-fledged story outlines!

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
GeekFest Film Fest
Sci-Fi Block
Featuring the City of Imperium Trailer, White Lily, The Island, Might, ReWrite and Plug!

5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Big Scares, Indie Budget
Moderated by Ivonna Cadaver (Host of Macabre Theatre on YoutooAmerica), learn the tips and tricks on creating low budget horror effects for your indie films and web series and learn from professional indie film directors, actors and producers in the biz!

6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
GeekFest Film Fest Rated HorroR (R-Rated Content)
Featuring Pioneers of Fear, Death Metal, Phoenix Run, Born Again, and The Call
of Charlie!

the finaL
frontier (S4B)
11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Geeks Got Your Back
Anti-harassment has become a hot topic within the geek community over the last several years. Whether it is anti-harassment policies or grassroots awareness (such as Cosplay is Not Consent), more and more geeks are looking for ways to make the geek community a better place for everyone. Come join us as we discuss ways in which we can all just be a little more excellent to each other.

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Awkward Conversations Live!
You’re cordially invited to get down and nerdy with Awkward Conversations. Revamped with an epic show of nerdy dirty fun! Games, Trivia, and awkward prizes! With Host Anastasia Washington and special guests Emalee Burditt, Maggie Olbrich, and Richard Sheehan of Nerd up or Shut up. Drink and be nerdy!

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Being a Plus Size Cosplayer
This panel will discuss tips and tricks on being a Plus Size Cosplayer. Panelists will discuss the positives and negatives of what it is like being a Plus Size Cosplayer in a community that tends to not accept them. Resources will be provided for costumes, and advice for bullying and harassment and how you can prosper from that. Cosplay is for everyone is the goal!

2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Cosplay Comedy
Cosplay Comedy is a unique stand-up show where comedians perform IN COSTUME & IN-CHARACTER! See your favorite heroes and villains say all the things you wish they’d say in the comics and movies. Featuring a lineup of Avengers, Justice Leaguers, Wizards, Hobbits and more!

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Gender Bending in Cosplay
This panel will discuss what gender bending cosplay means, materials that can be used and the pros and cons for gender bending cosplaying. Panelists will discuss and give advice on ways to create gender bending cosplays, speak about their personal experiences and will take and answer questions from the crowd.

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Dealing with Mental Health in Cosplay
This panel will discuss the issues surrounding mental health and how cosplaying helps in dealing with these issues. Discussions will be about depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorder, phobias and how cosplaying helps with these types of mental health problems with a Q&A to follow.

5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
One Story Building
One Story Building is a comedic web series that follows Story Tolentino (Marie Watschke) as she figures out life, nerd culture, and her part-time job at a local comic book shop with her friends Yoyo (Palmira Muniz) and Michael Brazel (Lance Lowe). The creator (Donovan Vim Crony) and writers/cast of the web series will preview the series at the con as well as facilitate a Q&A and discussion. The discussion will focus on the queerness, comedy, and identity politics exhibited in the show as well as the real-life experiences of marginalized people in comic book and nerd culture.

6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Nerdlesque
With nerd culture becoming more mainstream, its turning up in surprising places, including growing representation in burlesque shows internationally. Local burlesque performers and producers share insight on the “Nerdlesque” scene in Los Angeles and beyond, and how it embraces female fandom.

CREATORS LAB (S5)
10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
#ConLife: How To Sell at Conventions
It’s incredibly expensive to exhibit at a show. Not only are there table fees involved, but you have to pay for products and marketing materials among many other expenses. Most creators go into their first exhibiting experience blind and end up losing a lot of money. Don’t let that happen to you. Join moderator Russell Nohelty (Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter) as he talks with a panel of experienced con veterans including Mike Wellman (Guns A’ Blazin’), Gwendolyn Dreyer (Monster Elementary), Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society) and Daniel De Sosa (Purrvana) as they give you their best tips to make money at conventions and make sure you are profitable from day one.

11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
#MakeComics:
Penciling Techniques & Styles
Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony), Tom Hodges (Star Wars), Steve Ellis (Iron Man, Green Lantern, Captain America) and Karl Altstaetter (Deity) give you tips and tricks to figuring out your own style and technique by talking about their own. A can’t miss panel with an open Q&A that just might lead to the breakthrough you’re looking for!

12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.
Prop-Making Tips & Techniques with Evil Ted
Evil Ted, who’s worked in film and television for 30 years (5th Element, Star Trek Into Darkness, Walking
Dead, and many more), will be discussing prop making tips and techniques and behind the scenes stories.Q&A to follow.

1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.
The Webcomics Advocates Present: The Webcomics Gathering
Join the Webcomics Advocates for a gathering of webcomics creators and fans. This is your chance to learn about creating webcomics, network with other artists, and maybe even pitch your webcomic idea in front of a room full of potential new readers!

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.
#MakeComics: America’s
Best Editors
You want to know about editing? You want to know what it means, and what it entails? Ask the experts: Shannon Denton, former DC Comics WildStorm editor and Comics & Animation Director for Alan Tudyk’s CON MAN. Matt Hawkins, President/COO of Top Cow since 1998, Matt has created and written over 30 new franchises for Top Cow and Image including Think Tank, The Tithe, Necromancer, VICE, Lady Pendragon, Aphrodite IX, Tales of Honor as well as handling the company’s business affairs. Vince Hernandez is a comic book creator, writer, editor and consultant for entertainment-related projects with 18+ years experience in the comic book industry, and collaborations with leading publishers including Aspen Comics, Marvel Comics, DC Entertainment, Image Comics, and Top Cow Productions.

3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Fanbase Press Presents: Inclusivity in the Comic Book Medium
The comic book fanbase is a diverse landscape of readers, representing all genders, nationalities, ethnicities, sexual preferences, and ages. As the industry continues to evolve, so too should the diversity of its creators, characters, titles, and genres in order to better represent its fanbase. With Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon moderating, this panel will discuss the importance of inclusivity in the comic book medium and the ways in which panelists Yehudi Mercado (Hero Hotel, Rocket Salvage), Kit Steinkellner (Quince, Z: The Beginning of Everything), Emma Steinkellner (Quince, Xbox), Sebastian Kadlecik (Quince, Penguins vs. Possums), and Stefano Terry (The Gamma Gals) are making the greatest efforts to bring diversity and inclusivity to their work.

4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.
Seeing the Hidden Universe: (Much) More Than Meets the Eye
When we look up at the sky, we only can perceive a tiny slice of the universe’s glow in what we call the “visible” spectrum of light. NASA has opened our eyes to so much more that is hidden from us, peering into the birthplaces and deathbeds of stars, the fantastic structures of interstellar space, and the whirling patterns of galaxies. Find out more about how we use the inner workings of human color perception to see the invisible wonders captured by space telescopes of the past, present, and future.

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.
Sneak Peek: Majestic Entertainment’s Upcoming Projects
A sneak peek and behind the scenes look at Majestic Entertainment’s upcoming and current projects. “Surviving Therapy” is an upcoming comedy webseries about two therapists and all the wacky patients that they treat. It stars Academy Award nominated actor Eric Roberts. “Office Terror,” is an award winning horror film about what happens late at night in a haunted office. Working too hard really can be deadly. “Pop Reality,” is a pop culture webseries that covers all the local Comic Conventions. Episode One features popular foam prop maker “Evil” Ted Smith. Episode Two features Flash Gordon himself Sam J. Jones. We will be screening and discussing footage from these projects. There will also be a t-shirt giveaway!

RUMBLE ROOM (S7)
10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Cosplay & Fan Films
Cosplay meets Fan Films in this panel with Actor/Writer/Cosplayer Colin K. Bass and Editor/Director/Cinematographer Sean C. Swanson. This Dynamic Duo has done everything from their own Original Web Series to Fan Films to Cosplay Music Videos. Join Colin and Sean as they show what they’ve created, find out what’s next, and ask any questions you might have about making your own short films.

11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Ismahawk/Minute Match-Ups Q&A, Meet & Greet, and Giveaway!
“Ismahawk”, the creators of projects like Nightwing: The series, Flash Vs Quicksilver, Deadpool V Deapool, and more will be at Long Beach Comic Expo to hang out with all of you!! Learn about our newest projects, see exclusive footage, and be apart of our trademark Q&A/ giveaways! Come meet, hang out, and take some pictures with the team, Danny Shepherd, Jeremy Le, Tony Smith, and Noel Schefflin!

12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.
Action Lab Takes Action!
Join Action Lab President Dave Dwonch as he hosts a panel of his favorite (and available) Action Lab creators, Ray-Anthony “Midnight Tiger” Height, DeWayne “Aero Girl” Feenstra and David “Spencer & Locke” Pepose!

1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Cinematic Storytelling in Comics: How to Make Your Comic Read Like a Movie
Award-nominated director/comicbook creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, Silver) introduces the visual principles of film language as they translate to comics. From composition and staging to editing, Franck presents visual tips and tricks useful to make the comic page feel cinematic, strengthening storytelling clarity, maximizing emotional impact, and making it accessible to the broadest audience possible.

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Dark Horse’s Slayer and Metalocalypse Comics Panel
Come to the blackest, most metal comic panel times infinity, as Jon Schnepp, writer of the Slayer and Metalocalypse comics from Dark Horse, comes to talk about his gory, blood-soaked pages of darkness and rock n’ roll clowns!!

3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Le Geek So Chic: Next Level Nerd Fashion
This panel covers how geek fashion is an important expression on oneself, favorite fandoms, and goes beyond T-shirt dresses (which are still great!), as well as how geek fashion and cosplay crossover, and is for everyone- body positivity, all ages, all sizes, all genders, all inclusive. Featuring Lauren Matesic of Castle Corsetry and other featured designers and models of the Le Geek So Chic fashion show.

4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.
Doctor Who Live
Doctor Who Live is a group of comedic actors that improvises a complete, 45-minute episode of “Doctor Who” with made-up, non-canon Doctors, companions, and enemies. The only thing we know before the show starts is who’s playing the Doctor and companion — that’s it! We begin by taking a suggestion from the audience to create a title that will inspire our fully improvised episode of “Doctor Who” – never before seen on TV or stage and never to be seen again!

6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.
The Video Games
What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands? Take control as they take the stage in THE VIDEO GAMES! A parody of the popular book/movie series The Hunger Games. The tributes participating in the Battle to the Death have been substituted for video game characters from all the popular video game franchises. Princess Zelda, Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! By voting for their favorite characters, the audience will to alter the course of events throughout the performance. It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

Thunderdome (Seaside ballroom)
11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Krillin It LIVE
A LIVE Krillin It episode based off our popular podcast and show on Hyper RPG. The panel will debate Dragon Ball (Z and Super) with successful artists, voice actors, and comedians. We will have serious and comedic debate questions for the panelists and also open the floor to fans. A possible question might include “how much do you try to match the characterization of the Japanese VA compared to making the character your own?” or “What is the biggest change in fandom culture you’ve witnessed over the decades?”

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?
Come see some clips and meet the director and producer of the feature film documentary “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’; What Happened?”. Find out about the project that Kevin Smith wrote, anzd was to be directed by Tim Burton and star Nicolas Cage as the man of steel himself, Superman. Join director Jon Schnepp and producer Holly Payne as they share some footage from the doc and do a Q&A with you. Go to www.TDOSLWH.com to find out more.

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Supernatural’s
Ghostfacers Reunion
Supernatural’s Ghostfacers Harry, Ed, Kenny, Alan, Maggie and Ambyr are together again! Join AJ Buckley, Travis Wester, Austin Basis, Dustin Milligan, Brittany Ishibashi and Mircea Monroe for their first ever reunion panel as they discuss their cult-favorite characters from the CW’s hit show Supernatural!

2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Bat in the Sun’s
Super Power Beat Down
Join the cast and crew of Bat in the Sun’s hit, awarding winning web series, Super Power Beat Down! Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, Shaun Piccinino, Orion Acaba, and Tatiana DeKhtyar will answer a Q and A, talk about their next episodes and show past episodes!!!

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
CausePlay – Using Your New-Found Powers for Good
Join the crew of the Star Wars Steampunk Universe, as we explore combining two creative universes together, Star Wars and steampunk, to create one-of-a-kind mashups of your favorite characters. We will discuss how we go about creating our costumes, from coming up with ideas to inception, along with some of our favorite stories from our panelists about different charity events. Learn how you can get involved in your local communities through a fun and creative art form, cosplay!

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
A Guide To Making Viral Videos
Jenny Lorenzo, Chris Lam, Leo Camacho, Christian Villanueva, Curly Velasquez will be discussing what it takes to create viral video content, knowing your target audience, tips and tricks to get more views on your content, engage with your audience, etc.

7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.
LBCE Official Cosplay Competition Hosted by Nerds Like Us
Join us for one of the most celebrated aspects of the Long Beach Comic Con! Awards will be given for: Best Hero, Best Villain, Best Youth, Best Group, Funniest, Best Tv/Movie, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Judges’ Choice, and of course, Best in Show. Judges will be scoring for overall difficulty, creativity, accuracy(for recreation), and showmanship/character.

Knerds of the round table (seaside pre-funcTion)
10:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Kids Can Cosplay Panel & Workshop
Jay Holliday and his young colleagues Minibobafett, Lil Cupcake Pony and Axel Perales from Rogue Rebels educate on how to have the best experience with your kids in cosplay. Helpful hints and tips with some do’s, dont’s and bewares.

5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Life Drawing with Pierre Bernard Jr.
Welcome to Cosplay Life Drawing, featuring models from the Gallery Girls! Hosted by graphic artist, Pierre Bernard Jr (Recliner of Rage) on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. This is an uninstructed event with empahasis on creativity and having fun. All skill levels are welcomed. Come with an open mind and curiosity and I’ll show you that you can draw! Admission is free for all attendees with a badge. Music and snacks provided, but please bring your own art supplies. (limited supplies on hand). Theme to be announced.

Sunday, February 19 Program Schedule
DANGER ROOM (S1)
11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Fascinating Fights:
The Live Interactive Show
The live version of the ESPN style panel show where a group of experts academically discusses who would win in a fight between two superheroes or pop culture icons. Dr. Michael Dennin – Superhero Scientist, Siike Donnelly – Comic Book Historian, Ben Siepser – Rocket Scientist, John Kreng – Martial Arts Expert and Daniel J. Glenn – Analytical Mastermind.

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Exploring the Science and Technology Behind Back to the Future
Time has shown that the predictive powers of the Back to the Future franchise were uncanny. Sure they pretty much envisioned the Cubs winning the World Series, but what about the technology? This panel looks into four of the technologies featured in BTTF: The time traveling DeLorean, Mr. Fusion, Hoverboards, and Doc Brown’s Wild West Ice Machine. We ask “Do these technologies exist, and if not, are they possible?” We explore these inquiries with the best panel imaginable: Dr. Michael Dennin – World Renowned Physicist, Ben Sieper – Rocket Scientist and Daniel J. Glenn – Analytical Mastermind.

1:00p.m. -2:00p.m.
Batman: The Animated Podcast
The very first special live recording of the hit audio show Batman: The Animated Podcast celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the show with a variety-show for the eyes n’ ears hosted by Justin Michael (actor on Netflix’s Buddy Thunderstruck and Seeso’s The UCB Show, Writer / Director of DC Collectibles’ recent Batman action figure commercials).

2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
AGENTS OF COSPLAY: Costumes v. Cosplay
It’s a question that’s been argued since the dawn of cosplaying, what exactly is the term “cosplay”? Are you dressing up in costume to roleplay like acting or are you just simply dressing up to have fun? Hear from our panelists who are from both ends of the spectrum. Which side will you choose?!

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Nerd Event Madness: Club Comic Con, Nerds Like Us and more!
We will discuss the explosion of nerd-culture events; how to create a good one and how to market to your target audience for success. Audience will learn what it takes to execute a small or large scale event as well as what to look for when choosing what events to attend.

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Exploring Space in Cyberspace: How are Big Data Revolutionizing Astronomy
Computing and information technology are changing profoundly essentially every aspect of the modern society, science and scholarship included. Astronomy is a good example of a science that is being fundamentally changed in the era of the “bid data”. Large digital sky surveys are now generating Petabytes of data, measuring hundreds or thousands of properties for hundreds of millions or even billions of celestial sources – stars, galaxies, quasars, etc. This is enabling many new discoveries the simply would not be possible without such large and complex data sets, and the analytics tools needed to explore them, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and so on. We are seeing the rise of a new scientific methodology for the data-rich, computationally enabled science in the 21st century.

HEROES LAIR (S3)
11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
GeekFest Film Fest Fantasy Block
Featuring The Spell Tutor 2.2, As They Continue to Fall, Knights of New Jersey, Legend, and Neil Stryker.

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
GeekFest Film Fest Fan Films
Featuring The Rogue One: A Star Wars Toy Story, Where No Jedi Has Gone Before, One PM, Arkham’s Journal, Committed, and Injustice For All.

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
GeekFest Film Fest Action Packed!
Featuring The Adventures of Kentucky Jackson, The Hunted, The Legend of Mantamanji, Marauder, and Moonshot!

2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
GeekFest Film Fest Sci-Fi Block 2!
Featuring the Heirloom: A Star Wars Story Trailer, IAmEve “Starman”, Steven Spielberg and the Return to Film School, and Darkwave!

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Meet the GeekFest Filmmakers Panel
Moderated by Ivonna Cadaver (Host of Macabre Theatre on YoutooAmerica), get to know the GeekFest Filmmakers and their films touring as part of the GeekFest Film Fest Comic Con Tour.

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Best of GeekFest and Awards
Moderated by Ivonna Cadaver (Host of Macabre Theatre on YoutooAmerica), see the Films “ Voted Best of “, by Long Beach Comic Expo Attendees and the Awards for Best of Fest!

THE FINAL FRONTIER (S4B)
10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
The Podcast Advocates Present: The Podcast Gathering
Join our experienced podcasting panelists as they focus on the ins and outs of creating a podcast, growing your audience, and networking with other podcasters. This is a great opportunity for podcast fans and performers to interact. Independent podcasters in the audience will also have a chance to pitch their podcasts to the room!

11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Beginning Cosplay Photography:
The Do’s and Don’ts
This panel will discuss tips and tricks on starting Cosplay Photography. Panelists will discuss the do’s and dont’s of Cosplay Photography such as setting up sets and backdrops, using lighting equipment, posing, advertisement, and post processing followed by a Q and A towards the end.

12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.
How to Overcome Bullying in the Cosplay Community
This panel will discuss ways to overcome bullying in cosplay. From body shaming and harassment to cyber bullying and mental abuse. Discussion will include ways to overcome these issues with positivity, and will also discuss ways of handling bullying in the cosplay community when you see it occurring, and how you should speak up. Q&A to follow.

1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Nerd Living
Anastasia Washington (Legion of Leia, Jet Set Nerds) and Stacy Renfroe (Knit hits the fan, Recording Studio Manager for Cartoon Network), Angelique Toschi-LaRue ( Digital Media Manager) of Nerds in LaLaLand teach you tips about incorporating geek into your everyday lives through crafts, cooking, and fashion along moderated by Nic LaRue ( Film Snobbery)

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Geeks in Tech
Get to know the CEOs of some of the most prominent geek-related tech companies coming out of Southern California. In this roundtable discussion, find out what’s it’s like to turn your passion into your work, the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, and more. How do you start a company? How do you create and launch an app? How can someone with a passion turn it into something that generates money? From digital comic books, subscription services, geek dating, enhanced e-books, and more, this will be an open forum, with plenty of time for questions from interested audience members.

3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Special FX and Makeup in Cosplaying
This panel will be a discussion about special FX and makeup and how they are applied to cosplaying. We will cover areas on prosthetics, bruises, cuts and giving a cosplayer a battle-damaged look. Another area we will cover is basic makeup use and how to apply it for glamour shots or just every day. We will go over bodypainting and face painting for cosplay characters. We will also go over types of products used and end with a Q&A.

CREATORS LAB (S5)
11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Unmasking Comics: Buying and Selling in the Age of the Direct Market
Everyone loves comics, right? In an age where every blockbuster is a superhero movie, comics have hit peak saturation. But what do you know about how comics are published, bought, and sold? Whether you’re passionate about your local comic shop or you only read your comics digitally, we’ll tell you all about how we get comic books to you through shops, conventions, and the web. Moderated by Rosie Knight (Cougar and Cub, London’s Orbital Comics) with panelists Jazmine Joyner and Nestor Gomez (Riverside’s Visionary Comics), Kevin Bieber and Victor DeTroy (Man vs. Rock), and Nick Marino (Cougar and Cub, Holy F*ck).

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
LINE Webtoon – Monetize YOUR Comics!
Making comics and you can too! LINE Webtoon has been breaking new talent for over 10 years. LINE Webtoon Head of Content Tom Akel will walk you through how to publish and promote your own IP on the Discover platform and talk about LINE Webtoon’s partnerships that are focused on creator growth.

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
#ConLife: Develop Your Product Pitch
You’ve got your con table. You’ve got your products in hand. You’ve printed out your marketing materials. You’re ready to rock and roll, right? Not so fast. Without a good pitch, nobody is going to buy your product. Join Russell Nohelty (Wannabe Press) as he helps you develop your product pitch step by step so that when you step behind that booth, you are ready to make money and find new fans immediately.

2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
#MakeComics:
Story Telling Through Color
Join colorists David Baron and Allen Passalaqua as they take you on a journey…through color! Tips and tricks as well as a Q&A after.

3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Writer Seeking Artist: Finding and Maintaining Healthy Collaboration
As a comic book writer, you’re forever seeking your better half… an amazing artist or art team! There’s no one way to find great collaborators. Come hang out and listen to how we did it. Moderated by Rosie Knight (Cougar and Cub) with panelists Kelly Sue Milano (Hex 11), James F Wright (Nutmeg, Lupina), Johnny Parker II (Black Fist and Brown Hand, Elvish), Joshua Henaman (Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman), and Nick Marino (Cougar and Cub, Holy F*ck).

4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Beyond Basic
A writer, an illustrator, a rapper, and a studio artist come together to discuss one of the cornerstones of any creative pursuit: inspiration. We’ll explain our own creative processes as well as answering important questions such as “What is inspiration, and how can I find/buy/steal it?” and “How can I tap into my creativity when I’m not inspired?” etc. We’ll share our personal methods for finding inspiration, and the audience will leave this panel with tools to fight their next bout of writer’s block. Our goal is to save people from being basic by showing them ways to tap deeper into their own creative prowess.

RUMBLE ROOM (S7)
10:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages – Screening of Feature Documentary
Screening of the award-winning feature documentary film COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages. COMIX is a film all about comic books and the phenomenon surrounding them that features not only some of the greatest talent in the industry like Stan Lee (Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four), Frank Miller (Sin City, Batman, 300), Neal Adams (Batman), Mark Waid (Superman Birthrite), John Romita Jr. and Marc Silvestri (Image/Top Cow), but also tons of fans, many dressed in costumes talking about their love for the art form. Join Director Michael Valentine after the screening for a Q&A.

12:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.
#MakeComics: Write For Your Life!
If you’ve ever wanted to write comics for a living, this panel is a can’t miss opportunity. Writing powerhouses Mark Waid, Dean Haspiel, DJ Kirkbride and David Gallaher have been doing it for years and are here to tell you how they accomplished it! Questions can be asked! Answers will be given! Moderated by The Comic Beat’s Heidi MacDonald.

1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m.
The Art of Pitching Your Story (To Readers, Studios or Publishers)
Award-nominated director/comicbook creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, Silver) presents effective ways to pitch your story to buyers (publishers, producers, studios). This will include subjects like understanding the idea of “high-concept”, and picking the right prospective-buyer for your project. Conversation will also extend to post-sale topics: what to expect from the sale in terms of money, and continuous involvement with your own project once it has been sold.

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Social Media and Fandom
What impact has the rapid explosion of social media outlets had on fandom? Are some forms of social media more effective than others? Blogger, animation writer and production person, and multiple-time guest of the LET’S VOLTRON podcast Shannon Muir shares her thoughts and experiences and also will have some audience Q&A.

3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Women Who Draw
From Boss Babies to dating dramas, these smart and funny ladies tackle a wide range of topics in their works. What makes them tick? Has being a woman created any unexpected roadblocks in their career paths? Can they truly have it all? Join panelists Marla Frazee (Boss Baby), Maggie Mull (Elle Magazine) and more surprise guests for a fun, engaging panel on the most hot-button topic of the year: Women’s (cartoon) production rights!

knerds of the round table (seaside pre-funcTion)
10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
The Future of Virtual and Augmented Reality: An Overview of the State of Technology
Join in on the discussion of Virtual and Augmented Reality as it effects the future of entertainment & education, from comic book Apps to Location Based Experiences. Mary Duda is an innovator in the field of digital media. She works in the development of new form digital media with over 20 years experience in designing Virtual and Augmented Reality in theme parks and games. Her company, SCiOart, creates digital games that combine simulation and game play from mobile to location based experiences.

11:30a.m. – 2:30p.m.
Game Mastering and Adventure Design Workshop with Zak Sabbath
In this Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game workshop, participants will discuss, brainstorm, test and play through improvised adventures to learn to expand their palette as game masters. Open to both veterans and first-time game masters.

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Le Geek So Chic Fashion Show
Le Geek So Chic is a high-end, professional fashion show that is a full scale show stopper event. We are proud promoters of body positivity and have models of all sizes, heights, genders, and ages in our shows. We believe geek fashion is an important expression on oneself, favorite fandoms, and is for everyone! As a traveling geek fashion show, Le Geek So Chic brings the next level of nerd fashion with the latest and greatest designers both locally and internationally. Hosted by Lauren Matesic and Bernadette Bentley.

3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Celebrating Cuban Cultural Art
In May, the organizers of Long Beach Comic Expo will hold Cuba’s first comic expo! MC’ing the Cuba Comic Expo is Cuban artist and Fernanda creator Mario Rivas, who will be joined by Cuban American Cosplay host Leo Camacho, Aggressive Comix pioneer Jenny Lorenzo, and influencer Mimi Davila to talk about why a cultural exchange program is so beneficial and what it hopes to accomplish!

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