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  • Wondercon 2015 Con Report!

    After taking a brief hiatus from cons, I attended the 2015 Wondercon in Anaheim! With the lack of a big entertainment presence, as well as only a few big name artists and writers, I didn’t expect this show to be a successful one. But I was wrong.
    Driving up to the con, I saw a long line of cars just waiting for parking! Walking on to the show floor, the con was packed for Friday at noon, and the crowds were packed all weekend long. Con season was in full swing, and Wondercon was a great warmup to Comic Con in a few months! Adding to the excitement was the news that Wondercon will be moving to Los Angeles next year. Hopefully, LA can accommodate and handle the eager fans I saw in Anaheim, and Comikaze provides an excellent indicator that LA can handle a great comic show. I guess we’ll see next year if the move was the correct one. And now, onto some of cool things I saw last weekend:

     

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    The line to get in!

     

    Let’s check out Artist Alley!

     

    Crowded show floor!

     

    Steve Epting making a fan extremely happy.

     

    Rob Liefeld signing a Deadpool mask!

     

    Babs Tarr greeting one of the many fans at Wondercon.

     

    Dan Jurgens drawing an amazing Superman commission!

     

    Ron Lim signing a Silver Surfer comic.

     

    Mike Choi sketching away!

     

    Phil Noto selling one of his beautiful prints, which were all gone in one day!

     

    Neal Adams talking to his fans at his awesome booth!

     

    Ken Lashley giving a thumbs up for Wondercon!

     

     

    Artist Craig Drake signing his awesome Boba Fett prints being sold at Hero Complex Gallery booth on Saturday!

     

    Awesome Boba Fett prints that were sold out!

     

    Dennis Haysbert drops in on Jesse Metcalfe and Tim Carter for Dead Rising: Watchtower!

     

    Shane West and Janet Montgomery share a joke at Wondercon!

     

    And now, onto some awesome cosplay!

    Belle and Chip walk through the halls of Wondercon!

     

    A fierce looking Daenerys selling tshirts at a booth!

     

    An amazing Apocalypse terrorizing Wondercon!

     

    A great Malificent showing off her robes!

     

    A fierce warrior with real light up armor!

     

    Lady Loki: such a trickster!

     

    We are Groot!

     

    A lovely Jean Grey with puppet Cyclops!

     

    Cool Petyr and Margaery costumes!

     

    Double trouble!

     

    Can you tell me where the bathroom is?

     

    Got zombies?

     

    No you may not play with my lightsaber!

     

    Margot Kidder gets a kick out of a funny WW costume!

     

    Sad Batfleck at Wondercon.

     

    Do you want to build a snowman?

     

    More Elsas chilling out!

     

    A cute Baymax waddling around the floor!

     

    An epic journey awaits!

     

    Our princess is in LA! Join us next year at Wondercon 2016!

    Scene and Heard: Dead Rising: Watchtower at Wondercon 2015!

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    The star of Dead Rising: Watchtower, Jesse Metcalfe, spoke to the media at Wondercon 2015, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there.

     

     

     

     

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    Scene and Heard: Salem Cast at Wondercon 2015!

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    The stars of WGN America’s Salem, Shane West and Janet Montgomery, spoke to the media at Wondercon 2015, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there.

     

     

     

    San Diego Comic Con 2014 Con Report!

    On July 23-27th, San Diego was host to the 2014 San Diego Comic Con! After 10 years of attending this show, I was definitely looking forward to seeing what sort of amazing spectacles Comic Con had in store for me this year. After a week of recovery from the show, I had to admit, compared to all the other Comic Cons, this one was a bit more low key. There weren’t many major announcements on the movie front, and while there were some exciting TV shows on hand, I definitely didn’t feel the major buzz I typically do at SDCC.

    However, like all previous Comic Cons, it’s a great time to mingle with artists, writers, and friends you never get to mingle with anywhere else outside of SDCC. It was fun watching the stars come on the show floor, watching artists draw some amazing commissions, and seeing the amazing exhibits some of the booths displayed, including all of the Batman cowls celebrating the Caped Crusader’s 75th birthday, as well as some very cool props from the latest movies. While it lacked that extra spark that San Diego usually brings to the table, it still was, is and always will be THE place to be. And now, on to some of the sights I saw during the weekend.

    The line on preview night to get inside the show floor!

     

    The con was generous enough to provide free wifi for those waiting upstairs!

     

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    The awesome Constantine display out by the Gaslamp District!

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    The awesome Batman statue in the middle of the DC booth.

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    The Christian Bale and George Clooney Batman costumes.

     

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    The Batfleck cowl.

     

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    The Batcycle at the Lego booth!

     

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    Groot and Rocket staring me down from the Lego booth.

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    An amazing Rocket Raccoon statue!

    More GotG props at the Marvel booth!

    What a bunch of A-holes…

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    Don’t touch Lola!

     

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    Alex Ross’ booth had this beautiful painting available for sale.

     

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    Heritage Auctions brought this historic page to display. Jaw dropping!

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    Star Wars toy set up in amazing fashion!

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    Adam West greeting the crowds of SDCC!

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    Kelley Jones doing a live Batman drawing demo!

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    Arthur Adams doing what he does best: drawing masterpieces!

    Amazing Hulk cover for sale!

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    Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson, the Superman team signing at the DC booth!

    Jock and Guillermo Del Toro signing Jock’s Pan Labyrinth print at Mondo booth!

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    Mondo displayed their latest foray into pop culture: toys!

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    Speaking of toys, here’s Todd McFarlane with his new Walking Dead line!

    Lee Bermejo talking to a customer about his Joker pages!

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    Bruce Timm drawing some amazing head sketches!

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    Loki’s scepter makes an appearance at the Marvel booth!

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    The amazing reveal for Avengers 2!

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    The Avengers cast signing at the Marvel booth was insane!

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    The biggest news of the weekend: WW’s costume! (photo credit to WB studios)

    I didn’t take a lot of cosplay pics this year, but here’s a few that stood out!

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    In all my years of Comic Con, I’ve never seen this: Live action karaoke!

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    Gwen Stacy lugging around a Spidey backpack!

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    An elaborate Vanellope costume complete with car!

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    Batman better look out for Superman…

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    Great Shrek costumes!

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    There’s Waldo!

    By far the coolest: Raven with glowing eyes!

    By far the coolest: Raven with glowing eyes!

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    My happiest moment at SDCC!

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    A beautiful sunset caps another year of SDCC! See you all next year!

    Scene and Heard: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Cast at Paleyfest 2014!

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    Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. EPs Jeffrey Bell, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jed Whedon, along with cast members Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, and Brett Dalton spoke to the media at Paleyfest 2014, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there.

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    Mondo Disney Show Recap!

    On March 7th, the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX featured a fantastic exhibition of classic and modern Disney films captured brilliantly by some of today’s top pop culture print artists! With fans waiting in line as early as Tuesday afternoon, over 300 fanatic fans showed up to take part in this amazing show. While the show may be closing, the remaining prints will go on sale tomorrow at the Mondo Tees website! And now, here are some pictures showing off the gorgeous artwork!

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    Nothing’s Impossible, the title of Mondo’s Disney show!

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    The line of chairs that stayed outside for days prior to the show.

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    Aaron Horkey’s Ratatouille regular and variant prints!

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    Olly Moss’ Jungle Book!

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    Brandon Holt’s Jungle Book stole the show!

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    Martin Ansin’s Beauty and the Beast regular and variant editions!

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    Kevin Tong’s Up and Wall-E prints!

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    Jason Edmiston’s beautiful trio of villain paintings gracing the walls of the Mondo gallery.

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    Phantom City Collective’s The Skeleton Dance print!

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    Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Cauldron print!

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    JC Richard’s Peter Pan, Tiny Kitten Teeth’s 101 Dalmatians, Rich Kelly’s The Sword in the Stone, and Dave Perillo’s Winnie the Pooh!

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    Finding Nemo, one of Tom Whalen’s 4 prints for the Disney show!

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    Ken Taylor’s Alice in Wonderland in sandwiched between 2 more Tom Whalen prints. Don’t miss these on tomorrow’s online drop!

    Talent Lineup Revealed for the 31st Annual Paleyfest!

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA, FEBRUARY 12, 2014– The Paley Center for Media today announced the full lineup of special guest panelists scheduled to appear forthe 31st annual ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST: The William S. Paley Television Festival, which will take place March 13-28, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.

    The annual two week event will host more than 200 of the hottest stars and creative talents in media and will feature two reunion events: a 10th anniversary Lost reunion on March 16 and a Veronica Mars series reunion (the day prior to the March 14 nationwide release of the series-inspired movie), as well as honor standout series including Orange Is the New Black, How I Met Your Mother Farewell, Pretty Little Liars, Parks and Recreation, Sleepy HollowMad Men, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Masters of Sex, The Mindy Project, Community, Veep, and American Horror Story: Coven.

    The full PALEYFEST 2014 panelist lineup is as follows (panelists to appear schedule permitting), plus additional panelists to be announced:

    Thursday, March 13, 2014: Opening Night Presentation:Veronica Mars (7:00 pm)

    Moderator: Alan Sepinwall, Television Critic, HitFix.com

    Rob Thomas, Creator & Executive Producer

    Kristen Bell, “Veronica Mars”

    Jason Dohring, “Logan Echolls”

    Enrico Colantoni, “Keith Mars”

    Chris Lowell, “Stosh ‘Piz’ Piznarski”

    Ryan Hansen, “Dick Casablancas”           

    Percy Daggs III, “Wallace Fennel”

    Additional panelists to be announced.

    Friday, March 14, 2014,Orange Is the New Black (7:00 pm)

    Moderator: TBA

    Taylor Schilling, “Piper Chapman”

    Jason Biggs, “Larry Bloom”

    Laura Prepon,”Alex Vause”

    Natasha Lyonne, “Nicky Nichols”

    Kate Mulgrew, “Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov”

    Danielle Brooks, “Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson”

    Uzo Aduba, “Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren”

    Taryn Manning, “Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett”

    Yael Stone, “Lorna Morello”

    Laverne Cox, “Sophia Burset”

    Michael Harney, “Sam Healy”

    Lorraine Toussaint, “Vee”

    Jenji Kohan, Creator & Executive Producer

    Saturday, March 15, 2014,How I Met Your Mother Series Farewell

    Moderator: TBA

    Carter Bays, Creator & Executive Producer

    Craig Thomas, Creator & Executive Producer

    Pamela Fryman, Executive Producer

    Josh Radnor, “Ted Mosby”

    Alyson Hannigan, “Lily Aldrin”

    Cobie Smulders, “Robin Scherbatsky”

    Cristin Milioti, “The Mother”

    Additional panelists to be announced.

    Sunday, March 16, 2014:Pretty Little Liars (1:00 pm)

    Moderator: Damian Holbrook, Senior Writer, TV Guide Magazine

    Lucy Hale, “Aria Montgomery”

    Troian Bellisario, “Spencer Hastings”

    Shay Mitchell, “Emily Fields,

    Sasha Pieterse, “Alison DiLaurentis”

    Ian Harding, “Ezra Fitz”

    Janel Parrish, “Mona Vanderwaal”

    Keegan Allen, “Toby Cavanaugh”

    I. Marlene King, Executive Producer

    Oliver Goldstick, Executive Producer

    Joseph Dougherty, Executive Producer


    Sunday, March 16, 2014:Lost 10th Anniversary Reunion

    Moderator: TBA

    Josh Holloway, “James ‘Sawyer’ Ford”

    Daniel Dae Kim, “Jin Kwon”

    Yunjin Kim, “Sun Kwon”

    Jorge Garcia, “Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes”

    Emilie de Ravin, “Claire Littleton”

    Ian Somerhalder, “Boone Carlyle”

    Nestor Carbonell, “Richard Alpert”

    Henry Ian Cusick, “Desmond Hume”

    Malcolm David Kelley, “Walt Lloyd”

    Damon Lindelof, Executive Producer

    Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer

    Additional panelists to be announced.

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Parks and Recreation (7:00 pm)

    Moderator: Kristin Dos Santos, Reporter, E! News and E! Online

    Amy Poehler, “Leslie Knope”

    Adam Scott, “Ben Wyatt”

    Aubrey Plaza, “April Ludgate”

    Chris Pratt, “Andy Dwyer”

    Retta, “Donna Meagle”

    Jim O’Heir, “Larry Gengurch”

    Greg Daniels, Creator & Executive Producer

    Michael Schur, Creator & Executive Producer

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014: Sleepy Hollow (7:00 pm)

    Moderator: TBA

    Alex Kurtzman, Executive Producer

    Roberto Orci, Executive Producer

    Len Wiseman, Executive Producer

    Mark Goffman, Executive Producer

    Heather Kadin, Executive Producer

    Ken Olin, Executive Producer

    Tom Mison, “Ichabod Crane”

    Nicole Beharie, “Lt. Abbie Mills”

    Orlando Jones, “Capt. Frank Irving”

    Katia Winter, “Katrina Crane”

    Additional panelists to be announced.

    Friday, March 21, 2014: Mad Men (7:00 pm)

    Moderator: TBA

    Jon Hamm, “Don Draper”

    January Jones, “Betty Francis”

    Elisabeth Moss, “Peggy Olson”

    Vincent Kartheiser, “Pete Campbell”

    Christina Hendricks, “Joan Harris”

    John Slattery, “Roger Sterling”

    Kiernan Shipka, “Sally Draper”              

    Additional panelists to be announced.

    Saturday, March 22, 2014: The Vampire Diaries & The Originals (7:00 pm)

    The Vampire Diaries: Moderator, Kristin Dos Santos, Reporter, E! News & E! Online

    Nina Dobrev, “Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce”

    Paul Wesley, “Stefan Salvatore”

    Ian Somerhalder, “Damon Salvatore”

    Julie Plec, Executive Producer

    Caroline Dries, Executive Producer

    The Originals: Moderator: Jarett Wieselman, Senior Editor, BuzzFeed

    Joseph Morgan, “Klaus Mikaelson”

    Daniel Gillies, “Elijah Mikaelson”

    Phoebe Tonkin, “Hayley”

    Charles Michael Davis, “Marcel Gerard”

    Leah Pipes, “Camille O’Connell”

    Danielle Campbell, “Davina”

    Julie Plec, Creator & Executive Producer

    Michael Narducci, Coexecutive Producer

    Sunday, March 23, 2014: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1:00 pm)

    Moderator: TBA            

    Clark Gregg, “Phil Coulson”

    Ming-Na Wen, “Melinda May”

    Brett Dalton, “Grant Ward”

    Chloe Bennett, “Skye”

    Elizabeth Henstridge, “Jemma Simmons”

    Iain De Caestecker, “Leo Fitz”

    Jed Whedon, Executive Producer

    Maurissa Tancharoen, Executive Producer

    Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer

    Jeffrey Bell, Executive Producer

    Monday, March 24, 2014: Masters of Sex (7:00 pm)

    Moderator: TBA

    Michael Sheen, “Dr. William Masters”

    Lizzy Caplan, “Virginia Johnson”

    Caitlin FitzGerald, “Libby Masters”

    Teddy Sears, “Dr. Austin Langham”

    Michelle Ashford, Executive Producer

    Sarah Timberman, Executive Producer

    Additional panelists to be announced.

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014: The Mindy Project (7:00 pm)

    Moderator: Jarett Wieselman, Senior Editor, Entertainment, BuzzFeed.com

    Mindy Kaling , “Mindy Lahiri“ & Executive Producer

    Chris Messina, “Danny Castellano”

    Ed Weeks, “Jeremy Reed”

    Ike Barinholtz, “Morgan Tookers” & Co-producer

    Zoe Jarman, “Betsy Putch”

    Beth Grant, “Beverly Janoszewski”

    Xosha Roquemore, “Tamra Webb”

    Adam Pally, “Peter Prentice”

    Matt Warburton, Executive Producer

    Wednesday, March 26: Community (7:00 pm)

    Moderator: TBA

    Joel McHale: “Jeff Winger”

    Gillian Jacobs: “Britta Perry”

    Yvette Nicole Brown: “Shirley Bennett”

    Danny Pudi: “Abed Nadir”

    Alison Brie: “Annie Edison”

    Ken Jeong, “Ben Chang”

    Jim Rash: “Dean Pelton”

    Dan Harmon, Executive Producer

    Chris McKenna, Executive Producer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014: Veep (7:00 pm)

    Moderator: TBA

    Armando Iannucci, Executive Producer, Director, Writer

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Selina Meyer” & Producer

    Tony Hale, “Gary Walsh”

    Anna Chlumsky, “Amy Brookheimer”

    Reid Scott, “Dan Egan”

    Matt Walsh, “Mike McLintock”

    Timothy Simons, ”Jonah Ryan”

    Sufe Bradshaw, “Sue Wilson”

    Kevin Dunn, “Ben Cafferty”

    Gary Cole, “Kent Davison”

    Friday, March 28, 2014: Closing Night Presentation-American Horror Story: Coven

    Moderator: TBA

    Ryan Murphy, Creator & Executive Producer

    Brad Falchuk, Creator & Executive Producer

    Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer

    Tim Minear, Executive Producer

    Sarah Paulson, “Cordelia Goode”

    Evan Peters, “Kyle Spencer”

    Frances Conroy, “Myrtle Snow”

    Lily Rabe, “Misty Day”

    Emma Roberts, “Madison Montgomery”

    Denis O’Hare, “Spalding”

    Angela Bassett, “Marie Laveau”

    Gabourey Sidibe, ‘Queenie”

    Jamie Brewer, “Nan”

    Additional panelists to be announced.

    About The Paley Center for Media:

    The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation’s foremost public archive of television, radio, and Internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.

    About the Citi Private Pass Program:

    Through the Citi Private Pass program, Citi cardmembers enjoy access to more than 10,000 events each year across music, sports, dining, comedy and family entertainment. These experiences range from preferred tickets and early access to top concert tours and sporting events to curated special events such as youth clinics with sports heroes, and VIP concert experiences including pre-show performances and Q&A.

    Justice League: War Premiere in NYC Tonight!

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    JusticeLeagueWarA note to all attendees and contest winners for the screening of Justice League: War at NYC’s Paley Center:
    The city is being battered with a powerful snowstorm, but not strong enough to withstand the Justice League … so the show will go on as planned.
    However, many of those with RSVPs to attend are calling/writing to ask whether or not it will happen. It would be greatly appreciated, but your readers and myself, if you’d post some form of alert that states we will continue — and feature Christopher Gorham (the voice of Flash), producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, dialogue director Andrea Romano and character designer Phil Bourassa. Some very exclusive prizes will also be given away.
    Stay warm and safe and enjoy the movie!

    31st Annual Paleyfest Full Lineup Announced!

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    Press Release- The Paley Center for Media today announced the full lineup of honorees for their 31st annual ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST: The William S. Paley Television Festival, marking the biggest festival to date. Citi is the Official Card of PALEYFEST 2014, which will take place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, March 13-28, 2014. The latest events to join the lineup include aLost: 10th Anniversary Reunion, Orange Is the New Black,How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation, Sleepy Hollow,Mad Men, The Vampire Diaries & The Originals (which will be celebrated in a joint two-panel event featuring both series),Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Masters of Sex, The Mindy Project,Community (back for an unprecedented 5th session due to popular demand), andVeep. These series will join previously announced honorees: Veronica Mars, the PALEYFEST opening night presentation, Pretty Little Liars, and American Horror Story: Coven, which will close out the two-week celebration of great TV.

    “With this amazing mix of new shows, returning favorites, and two high-profile cast reunions,PALEYFEST 2014 will be a must-attend event for TV fans who attend every year from all over the world,” said Pat Mitchell, the president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, “The caliber of talent participating in PALEYFEST this year is absolutely unrivaled in the industry and we hope fans will not only have a great time interacting with the casts and creators, but will also learn about how their favorite shows get made.”

    The full schedule is as follows:

    Thursday, March 13: Opening Night Presentation:Veronica Mars Reunion (7:00 pm)

    Friday, March 14: Orange Is the New Black (7:00 pm)

    Saturday, March 15: How I Met Your Mother Farewell (7:00 pm)

    Sunday, March 16: Pretty Little Liars (1:00 pm Matinee Presentation)

    Sunday, March 16: Lost: 10th Anniversary Reunion (7:00 pm)

    Tuesday, March 18: Parks and Recreation (7:00 pm)

    Wednesday, March 19: Sleepy Hollow (7:00 pm)

    Friday, March 21: Mad Men (7:00 pm)

    Saturday, March 22: The Vampire Diaries & The Originals  (7:00 pm)

    Sunday, March 23: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1:00 pm Matinee Presentation)

    Monday, March 24: Masters of Sex (7:00 pm)

    Tuesday, March 25: The Mindy Project  (7:00 pm)

    Wednesday, March 26:Community (7:00 pm)

    Thursday, March 27:Veep (7:00 pm)

    Friday, March 28: Closing Night Presentation:  American Horror Story:Coven (7:00 pm)

    Citi is the Official Card ofPALEYFEST and Citi cardmembers have special presale access to PALEYFEST events. Additional details can be found at www.citiprivatepass.com.

    “Citi cardmembers have a real affinity for entertainment, and we are focused on delivering the ultimate experiences for fans,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, SVP of Entertainment Marketing, Citi. “We look forward to providing Citi cardmembers early access to tickets for this terrific festival, which will celebrate some of the most loved programs and provide unique opportunities to see their favorite stars off-screen and in person.”

    PaleyFest.org, the Festival’s official website, will continue to serve as the destination for ongoing PaleyFest announcements, and the portal to content including photos and video clips from Festival events both current and classic, Festival merchandise, and ticket sales. Special PaleyFest 2014 multievent ticket passes will go on sale to Paley Center members on Saturday, January 11, and to the general public on Monday, January 13. Individual event tickets will go on sale to Paley Center Supporting Members on Thursday, January 16, to general members on the 17th, and to the public on Sunday, January 19 via www.paleyfest.org and the Festival’s ticket provider: www.ticketmaster.com, and at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the Dolby Theatre box office during the theater’s regular business hours.  Fans are invited to follow @paleycenter and #PaleyFest on Twitter for immediate announcements and live tweeting from the events.

    Over the past thirty years, PaleyFest has become a destination event for the worldwide community of television fans who gather each year to connect with the talent, from the stars to the creative teams of the shows,during interactive panel sessions and premiere screenings. The Festival benefits The Paley Center for Media’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center for Media is home to one of the world’s foremost publically accessible archives of television, radio, and new media content, nearly 150,000 programs and advertisements spanning the history of media.

    About The Paley Center for Media:

    The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.

    About the Citi Private Pass Program:

    Through the Citi Private Pass program, Citi cardmembers enjoy access to more than 10,000 events each year across music, sports, dining, comedy and family entertainment. These experiences range from preferred tickets and early access to top concert tours and sporting events to curated special events such as youth clinics with sports heroes, and VIP concert experiences including pre-show performances and Q&A.

    Long Beach Comic Con 2013 Con Report!

    On November 23-24th, 2013, the Long Beach Convention Center was home to the 5th annual Long Beach Comic and Horror Con! Usually held around Halloween, this show was pushed back to late November, making this one of the final comic cons of 2013! In addition to the date change, they also got rid of the Friday evening show and I believe it was the right call. Saturday was booming, with lines going out the door and a steady flow of patrons all day long! Sunday slowed down quite a bit and while still a lot of foot traffic, not enough spending.

    With the usual talent of comic creators attending Long Beach, including mainstays of LBCC Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Whilce Portacio, Tim Bradstreet, and Todd Nauck, joined by special guests Gene Ha, Carlos D’Anda, Marc Silvestri, Mark Texeira, Art Thibert, Andrew Robinson, Mark Waid, and several other awesome comic talent, LBCC did close out the 2013 con year nicely.

    While Comic Cons seem to be growing every year, it seems harder and harder for each show to bring something new. I did love the fact that there was an awesome car display in the front of some of the most famous cars in pop culture, along with a lot of retailers in prominent display at the show. One thing also appreciated was that comics were far more emphasized than pop culture stars, and that’s one thing I always do appreciate at LBCC. Hopefully next year, they’ll bring over the bigger hitters in comics to really close the year with a bang. Star power does draw more crowds, and I for one would love to see LBCC thrive and succeed for the next 5 years and beyond. And now, onto some photos!

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    Alex Sinclair working on a commission at LBCC!

     

     

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    Tim Bradstreet sketching for fans.

     

     

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    Andrew Robinson selling the graphic novel of 2013, The Fifth Beatle!

     

     

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    Carlos D’Anda wants you to buy his art!

     

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    A new meaning to the term robot chicken.

     

     

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    Iron Man and Tony Stark gracing the hall floor.

     

     

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    Why so serious?

     

     

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    Black Cat crosses your path!

     

     

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    I asked why they were at LBCC, but they said I needed level 7 clearance.

     

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    Power Girl flexing her muscles!

     

     

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    This kid is making me go crazy!

     

     

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    I am worthy of Mjolnir!

     

     

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    Kid cosplayers are so darned cute!

     

     

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    Pull my finger.

     

     

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    Best costume of the show!

     

     

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    Lance Henriksen is greeted by a friendly alien. Don’t miss more incredible moments at LBCC 2014!

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