Friday the 13th Stars Appear at Rock & Shock 2017

August 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies

Press Release:

Rock and Shock family, it’s time for more guest announcements! With Rock and Shock starting on a Friday the 13th, you know we had to celebrate by bringing in some fan favorite friends and fiends from the film franchise.

First up is one of our most requested campers, someone who is coming to Rock and Shock for the very first time, AMY STEEL! As Ginny in Friday the 13th Part 2, Amy played the first character to survive the wrath of Jason Voorhees. She is exceptionally kind and welcoming to her fans, and we’re very excited to give you a chance to meet her.

Speaking of fan friendly, we’re happy to welcome back DEREK MEARS! Memorable for his work with fellow Rock and Shock attendee Adam Green as well as his many characters played under heavy prosthetics in Sleepy Hollow, Mears first endeared himself to horror fans when he took up the hockey mask in a very well received performance as Jason in the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot.

Of course, when we’re talking about Jason, KANE HODDER is the most popular man to ever play the Crystal Lake killer, and this year he is going to be participating in a very special professional photo op, brought to you by our friends at MAD MONSTER. Kane will be donning a replica of his Jason costume and makeup from Friday the 13th part VII: The New Blood! You will have the rare opportunity to have your picture taken with Kane in full costume, complete with a film accurate backdrop, printed out on 8×10 photo paper! What’s even better is that the replica has been crafted from the original specs by another Rock and Shock 2017 attendee and the director and special effects creator of part VII, the one and only JOHN CARL BUECHLER! The photo op will happen, appropriately enough, on Friday, October 13th, and tickets are limited to just 100 so you might want to get one quick when they go on sale Tuesday, August 22nd (Note: each ticket is $160, which includes admission to the convention–but not the concerts–on Friday, and you can have up to two people in the photo). This will be a Friday the 13th weekend for the history books, and we hope you’ll be here to share it with us!

Visit www.rockandshock.com for tickets, guest lists and more information about this year’s show!

 

CA – Runaways #1 Signing + Q&A

Series artist Kris Anka and variant cover artist Kevin Wada appear at Fantastic Comics on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM for a Q&A followed by a signing of RUNAWAYS #1 from Marvel Comics.

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

UK – Doctor Who Day 2017 Signing

Cover artist Simon Myers will be signing DOCTOR WHO 12th YEAR THREE #3 and DOCTOR WHO 9th #13 at Forbidden Planet Coventry on Saturday 2nd September from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

PART OF OUR DOCTOR WHO DAY CELEBRATIONS!

After years of being a garment graphic designer for the high-street fashion industry Simon decided to step away and follow his passion of illustration.

Growing up in a sleepy farming village in he Midlands, Simon immersed himself in Film, Animation and American Comic Books. These and his fondness for the aesthetic of the late sixties and early seventies prove constant inspiration and influence on his work.

As an individual away from his work, Simon still loves to draw, and has sketchbooks full of streams of consciousness. He enjoys being taken on an adventure, in any media, and runs a few miles most days, just him and his eclectic iPod keeping the pounds off as he adores good food.

Forbidden Planet
31 Cross Cheaping Coventry CV1 1HF
024 7622 9672

OR – Tongues Signing

Award-winning comics artist Anders Nilsen will officially unveil his new book Tongues at Floating World Comics in Portland on Thursday, September 7th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Original artwork from the book will be on display in conjunction with Portland’s First Thursdays Art Walk, and Nilsen will give a short talk about the book and the process of putting it together.

Set in Modern Central Asia Tongues follows the intertwined stories of an imprisoned god, an East African orphan on an errand of murder and a young American man with a teddy bear, lost on the tattered fringes of the human world. It is a story of adventure and revenge and a meditation on human nature in this fraught present moment.

The full-color, large-format Tongues is Nilsen’s most ambitious work to date and marks a return to something a bit closer to the more traditional comics form he last explored in his multiple award winning Big Questions (Drawn and Quarterly, 2011). The artist is serializing the book in large-format, full-color comics to be self-published and distributed in conjunction with No Miracles Press over the next few years until the story is complete.

About the author: Anders Nilsen is the author of nine books including Big Questions, The End, and Poetry is Useless. His comics have appeared in the New York Times, Kramer’s Ergot, Medium and elsewhere. His work has been translated widely, and exhibited internationally. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

OH – Aftershock Comics Signing

Joe Pruett (Black-Eyed Kids) and Paul Jenkins (Alters, Replica) appear at Flying Monkey Comics on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 4:00 till 8:00 PM.

Joe Pruett, Aftershock Comics‘ Publisher/CCO, is an Eisner award winning comic book editor, publisher, and writer with over 25 years of experience. Joe was nominated for numerous Eisner and Harvey awards as a writer, editor and publisher, including for his work on Negative Burn at Caliber Comics. He is also known for his work at Marvel, where he wrote for X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Joe founded Desperado Publishing in 2004, which had a publishing partnership with Image Comics and IDW.

Paul Jenkins has been creating, writing and building franchises for over twenty years in the graphic novel, film and videogame industries. Over the last two decades Paul has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of literally hundreds of world-renowned, recognizable entertainment icons.

From his employment with the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the age of 22 to his preeminent status as an IP creator, Paul has provided entertainment to the world through hundreds of print publications, films, video games, film and new media. With six Platinum-selling video games, a Number One MTV Music Video, an Eisner Award, Five Wizard Fan Awards, and multiple Best Selling Graphic Novels, Paul Jenkins is synonymous with success. He has enjoyed recognition on the New York Times bestseller list, has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards, and has been the recipient of a government-sponsored Prism Award for his contributions in storytelling and characterization.

Paul’s extensive list of comic book credits include Batman and Hellblazer for DC Comics; Inhumans, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine: Origin, Civil War: Frontlines, Captain America: Theater of War, and The Sentry for Marvel Comics; and Spawn for Image Comics.

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Flying Monkey Comics and Games
1778 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015
(614) 940-6516

CA – The Not-So Secret Society Signing

Arlene Daley, Matt Daley, Trevor Crafts, and Ellen Crafts, the creators behind the BOOM! Studios all-ages original graphic novel The Not-So Secret Society, appear at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 PM.

Madison, Ava, Emma, Aidan, and Dylan had pretty normal lives until they joined NS3 … Now it’s awesome! Join the NS3 Team for a special presentation on how to make a graphic novel. In addition to completing a mission with Team NS3, the Team will assist all recruits in learning all the different rolls that go in to creating a graphic novel as well as finishing a comic of their own.

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase The Not-So Secret Society Tale of the Gummy from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning September 9th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Wristbanded guests will have priority access to the event

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

NYC – Heavenly Blues Signing

Writer Ben Kahn appears at Royal Collectibles on Wednesday, August 30th at 6:00 PM to sign HEAVENLY BLUES from Scout Comics.

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Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-793-0542

MD – An Evening with Cary Elwes

Actor Cary Elwes appears at the Strathmore on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM for a screening of The Princess Bride followed by a Q&A. Tickets available here…

Elwes gives fans of the heroic Westley, Princess Buttercup, and Prince Humperdinck a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the 1987 classic film. After a screening of the iconic movie, Elwes engages in a moderated discussion of the classic scenes, and audiences are treated to never before shared secrets and stories from the set, along with unbelievable antics sure to entertain.

A limited number of VIP tickets that include premium seats, access to a special meet & greet event, and a copy of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes are available for $125.

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Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
(301) 581-5100

NYC – Night Thoughts Signing

Actor Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre, Toy Story) signs his new book at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Writer and actor Wallace Shawn’s probing, honest, and self-critical take on civilization and its discontents. In this stirring rumination, Wallace Shawn considers justice, inequality, blame, revenge, eleventh-century Japanese court poetry, decadence, Beethoven, the relationship between the Islamic world and the West and the possibility that a better world could be created.

Wallace Shawn is an actor, voice actor, playwright, essayist, and comedian. His film work includes My Dinner with Andre, The Princess Bride, The Haunted Mansion, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Clueless, and many more. He also starred in a variety of television series, including Mozart in the Jungle, Gossip Girl, and a recurring role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His plays include The Designated Mourner, Aunt Dan and Lemon and Grasses of a Thousand Colors. He also co-wrote the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre with Andre Gregory, and he scripted Vanya on 42nd Street, a film adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play Uncle Vanya.

Special Instructions
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Books can be purchased after signing.

Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
212-362-8835

Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Gotham Stars David Mazouz & Sean Pertwee

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased announce the additions of David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee as guests of the show on September 22-24, 2017.

Sixteen-year-old David (pronounced “Dah-veed”) Mazouz stars on FOX TV’s Gotham as a young Bruce Wayne, the orphaned son of Martha and Thomas Wayne as he follows the path to ultimately becoming Batman. Under the care of his butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee), Mazouz’s character interacts with other members of the Batman Universe, including Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), and Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) while attempting to solve the murder of his parents. Mazouz began his acting career in commercials. At eight years old, he landed his first film, Coming and Going, directed by Edoardo Ponti. Shortly thereafter, he was cast in the cable movie Amish Grace. He then landed a role in the FOX drama Touch, starring opposite Kiefer Sutherland.

On film, Mazouz most recently completed The Darkness, playing the haunting child of Radha Mitchell and Kevin Bacon, and Incarnate starring Aaron Eckhart as an exorcist wrestling with a child possessed by a demon. Other films include the horror thriller Sanitarium, alongside Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lacey Chabert, Chris Mulkey, and Robert Englund. He was also featured in the movies The Games Maker, opposite Joseph Fiennes, Ed Asner, and Tom Cavanagh; Incarnate, alongside Aaron Eckhart; and 6 Miranda Drive, with Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and Lucy Fry.

Other television roles include a kid in detention in Mike and Molly, James Spader’s son in The Office, a troubled youth in Private Practice, a dying boy in Criminal Minds, an orphan in Drop Dead Diva, and a guest star in Major Crimes. Mazouz was born in Los Angeles, where he lives with his parents and older sister.

Sean Pertwee consistently captivates audiences with his compelling performances in a variety of roles that span film, television, and stage. Pertwee can be seen on Fox’s hit television series Gotham, which will begin its fourth season this September 2017 during the week preceding the Baltimore Comic-Con. On the show, Pertwee plays Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s unflappable butler. The show follows the story behind Commissioner James Gordon’s rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman’s arrival.

Pertwee began his film career in Stephen Frears’ Joe Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears opposite Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina. From there, he went on to appear in Paul Anderson’s Shopping opposite Jude Law. He followed those roles with a number of enthralling performances in Paul W.S. Anderson’s Event Horizon opposite Laurence Fishburne; Soldier, opposite Kurt Russell and directed again by Paul W.S. Anderson; Love, Honour and Obey opposite Jude Law and Jonny Lee Miller; Kurt Wimmer’s Equilibrium opposite Christian Bale and Sean Bean; and the lead role of Sgt. Harry G. Wells in Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers. Other notable film credits include Deadly Voyage, Wild Bill, Doomsday, Blue Juice where he appeared alongside Catherine Zeta Jones and Ewan McGregor, The 51st State with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Carlyle, and in Declan Lowey’s Alan Partridge opposite Steve Coogan.

On the small screen, Pertwee played the iconic role of Detective Lestrade in the CBS show Elementary opposite Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes. His other TV credits include: The Musketeers, Poirot, and the critically acclaimed Luther. He also appeared as in a recurring role in the hugely popular Cold Feet with James Nesbit. Pertwee’s other TV credits include Skins, Body Guards, Jo opposite Jean Reno, Chancer, The Young Indiana Jones, Clarissa opposite Sean Bean, and Camelot with Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green. Additionally, Pertwee has lent his voice to numerous documentaries, animated films, commercials, TV series and video games including Master Chef: The Professionals, Fable, Killzone, and Assassin’s Creed.

Pertwee received his training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and began his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, most notably starring in Titus Andronicus directed by Deborah Warner. After touring for three years, Pertwee continued his classical training by playing Julius Caesar for the BBC and Macbeth for Michael Bogdanov’s production for C4 films. Pertwee currently splits his time between London and New York City, where Gotham films.

“These two are such a great actors and have such a rapport on the screen,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “David’s evolution on Gotham from young orphan to teenage detective has been fascinating to observe, and I can’t wait to see what he’ll do with the character of Bruce Wayne next season. And Sean’s well-dressed and manicured tough-guy father figure is such a fun mix of conflicting roles, which he performs wonderfully. I’m personally thrilled to have them both as a guests of the show, as I’m sure our fans will be.”

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

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