CA – Silver Screen Fiend Signing

ssfPatton Oswalt (Agents of SHIELD, Ratatouille) signs his new book at Skylight Books in L.A. on Monday February 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served).  But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized.  To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of Silver Screen Fiend here at Skylight Books.  Tickets will be available starting January 6th, 2015.  They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the “Order Comments” field.  We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone.  In addition to books, Patton Oswalt will sign one additional item and will pose for one photograph with individual attendees, though you are welcome to take photos during the event and from the line (no flash please). Lastly, we ask that you please refrain from making an audio or video recording of the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

Shock Pop Comiccon introduces HUGE Cosplay contest

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Get ready for a new era in cosplay South Florida!

Shock Pop Comiccon presents to you the most prestigious, competitive, and professional cosplay event to ever take place in South Florida. Shock Pop Comiccon proudly presents, the South Florida Cosplay Championships. Featuring the largest payout for a cosplay event EVER in the history of South Florida conventions. With up to over $4,000 more in payout than any other event in South Florida. Honoring our tradition to do everything bigger and better than you have ever seen before in South Florida, let’s go ahead and tell you what this event is all about.

First off, the unique part about this event is, the prizing is tiered. Meaning, the more people who participate, the more we pay out. We start at a base payout for the first 100 participants, and raise the payout for every 99 people who join the event. Capping the increase at 600 participants. So tell all your friends about this, because the more people who show, the more money you make!

The cosplay event will take place on Saturday February 14th, and will consist of a pre judging estimated to take 3 hours, and main competitions which we are slating for 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be two separate sets of judges, one for the pre judging, and one for the main competition. We will be listing the judges shortly, as well as the times, we strongly suggest you register and get your admission now, we don’t expect spots for this to last very long.
In order to register for this event, you must
1) Purchase a Weekend pass or Saturday Admission
2) Fill out pre registration form, and send it to shockpopcosplay@gmail.com . The Form is available on our website.
3) Select free cosplay ticket on Eventbrite ticket registration page.

Also we can now announce that immediately following the cosplay event will be a live performance from V Is For Villains.

Categories we will be paying out for are

South Florida Cosplay Champion (Our Best in Show)
Comic Book Cosplay
Movie and T.V. Cosplay (Includes Horror)
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay
Video Games Cosplay
Group (Max 8 People)
Juniors (8-14 years old)
Rising Star

A couple quick notes!
We do not distinguish competitors based on skill level.
Newer cosplayers are welcome and encouraged. We have a Rising Star category which recognizes skilled cosplayers who are just beginning, and have the makings of becoming future Cosplay Champions.

So now, let’s get to the fun part!

Payout for 0-199 participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $800
Comic Book Cosplay $100
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $100
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $100
Video Games Cosplay $100
Group $100
Juniors (8-14 years old) $100
Rising Star $100

Payout for 200-299 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1300
Comic Book Cosplay $170
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $170
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $170
Video Games Cosplay $170
Group $170
Juniors (8-14 years old) $170
Rising Star $170

Payout for 300-399 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1800
Comic Book Cosplay $240
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $240
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $240
Video Games Cosplay $240
Group $240
Juniors (8-14 years old) $240
Rising Star $240

Payout for 400-499 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2300
Comic Book Cosplay $310
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $310
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $310
Video Games Cosplay $310
Group $310
Juniors (8-14 years old) $310
Rising Star $310

Payout for 500 to 599

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2800
Comic Book Cosplay $385
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $385
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $385
Video Games Cosplay $385
Group $385
Juniors (8-14 years old) $385
Rising Star $385

Payout for 600 or More Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $3300
Comic Book Cosplay $460
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $460
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $460
Video Games Cosplay $460
Group $460
Juniors (8-14 years old) $460
Rising Star $460

CA – The Last Unicorn Screening

lastunicornPeter S. Beagle appears at the Frida Cinema on Monday January 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

The Frida Cinema is proud to present THE LAST UNICORN – with an appearance from the film’s author and screenwriter, Peter S. Beagle!

Except for a handful of film festival and special appearances, the classic animated feature The Last Unicorn has been relegated to home video since its original release in 1982. For most of its many millions of fans, the small screen is the only way they’ve ever been able to see it. Thankfully for fans of this wonderful film, Peter S. Beagle, Conlan Press, and Europe’s ITV plc (the owner of the film) have joined forces to change that!

Now a beautiful new 2K digital print of The Last Unicorn is touring the world one movie theater at a time – and on January 12 at 7pm, we are proud to present it at The Frida! Author Peter S. Beagle will be on hand to himself to host audience and audience Q&A, meet the film’s fans, give out prizes, and sign your books, videos, art prints, and soundtracks, as well as special new merchandise!

The tour began on April 20, 2013 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, where a crowd of 800 came together at noon on a Saturday to join the film’s title character on her journey, and has since continued with sold-out shows in 17 states and 8 Canadian provinces. By the time the tour ends in July 2016, it will have played in all 50 American states, the District of Columbia, and more than 19 different countries. We are so proud to take part in this wonderful cinematic journey!

The Last Unicorn has been a fan-driven sleeper hit for decades, doing amazing business without any advertising or promotion: 6.5 million copies of the novel sold in 25 languages, 4.5 million home video copies sold in North America since 2004, and a NY Times bestselling graphic novel in 2011. Now it is showing similar legs in movie theaters thanks to the tour, which will draw more than 400,000 people into these special screenings before the final show. Peter S. Beagle’s one-of-a-kind creation is making history all over again!

Frida Cinema
305 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

OK – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline, Sandman) appears at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman is listed in the “Dictionary of Literary Biography” as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. A prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama, Gaiman’s latest book is “The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains.”

Tickets available at the link…

Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 596-7122

OR – Silver Screen Fiend Signing

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Patton Oswalt (Agents of SHIELD, The King of Queens) appears at Powell’s City of Books to sign Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show is this Sunday!

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

Volusia County Fairgrounds

Sunday, Jan. 11th, 2015   10am to 5pm

6th ANNUAL SHOW – THIS SUNDAY!
Peruse 125+ tables full of cool Comics, 
Collectibles, and other Pop-Culture treasures.
From Action Figures to Dolls & Sci-Fi to Horror,
There’s something for everyone!
Shop with our more than 40 vendors and take home something, “you’ve been looking for”!
 
 VENDOR SPACE FOR THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT
9 AMAZING ARTISTS WITH ORIGINAL ART & PRINTS AVAILABLE! COMMISSIONS TOO!!
Plenty of Free Parking — Food available on site
Age 12 & Under Free with Adult
visit our website for more details
COSPLAYERS & COSTUMES WELCOME

(no contest or judging)
THEY’RE EDGY… THEY’RE STEAMPUNK…  THEY’RE  TOTALLY AWESOME…
PHANTASMAGORIA 
IS BACK TO AMUSE, ENTERTAIN,  TITILLATE, AND AMAZE YOU!
 
C. BRADFORD GORBY added to Show!
Make sure you stop by and check out his amazing art

Illustrator C. Bradford Gorby started his art career in the third grade, selling watercolors to his neighbors – until his parents made him return the money. Not deterred by this setback, he kept drawing and actually found his parents quite encouraging in his artistic pursuits, introducing
him to the pin-up art of Alberto Vargas .Eventually his enthusiasm for
drawing pretty girls lured him to Central Florida, giving up his day job in computer graphics for Post Production Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent 10 years illustrating FEMFORCE for Bill Black’s AC Comics, as well as slipping in a few other companies when time allowed, Image Comics, Todd McFarlane Productions, DC Comics and continued his work as a sculptor for Miniature Wargaming that he began in 1982 with Ral Partha Ent., Tag Industries, and Alderac Entertainment. He retired from art as a profession for 10 years and got a “real job” which only fueled his artistic drive, “at the end of my shift I would return home and create”. I am simply driven to draw, paint, sculpt, whether I am working professionally or not. It’s what I do. His full time job managing a liquor store lead to a chance meeting of a fan of his comic book work and that turned into a new job at Walt Disney World, where he spent 5 years as a Theme Produc-tion Specialist. He assisted in the creation of the character icons at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, as well as helping ensure that Cinderella and Princess Aurora always looked their loveliest outside of The World of Disney Store at Downtown Disney. Currently he is a self- employed freelance artist at C.Bradford Gorby Studio and working on a graphic novel with writers Michael Cucka and John Salimbene entitled WEBB.

Super Special Guest!

Come Meet a Legend at the DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

John Beatty is a veteran comic book artist best known for his work with both Marvel and DC Comics. Titles John has worked on include many fan

favorites including Batman, The Punisher, Captain America,

The Nam, Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars,Adventures of Superman, JLA, and many others! Visit with John and purchase a signed




print or do yourself a favor and commission a custom piece.

 

Keep up with the Pop-Culture world of Central Florida!
Live from DeLand – The Riley & Kimmy Show
DeLand’s own…  DERBY SIRENS   roll into our event!
They’re Bad, They’re Beautiful, They’ll bowl you over
Come meet the Thunder City Derby Sirens Roller Derby team
 
HAVE YOUR PICTURE MADE WITH YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO AND
 RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY AT THE SAME TIME!  THIS YEAR WE’VE GOT,

THE COSTUMER’S WITH A CAUSE
Jeff Balke – First DeLand Appearance!

 
Jeff has co-created his own ongoing comic book series called Urban Legends, which he is also the colorist on.  He’s also starting up his own comic book publishing company which will launch in the Spring of 2015. Jeff also freelance colors for comic book companies such as Image, Zenescope, After Hours Press, Antarctic Press and many others.  In just 5 short years, he’s colored over 150 comics. An award winning colorist, winning the 2011 Shel Dorf Award for “Colorist of the Year”, Jeff has been also been nominated multiple times for an Eagle Award as “Favorite Colorist”. Jeff is the creator of something called Sketch Coloring™.  This is where you bring him anything b/w, and he’ll color it up by hand with markers right there on the spot.  This is how he, as a colorist, creates a sketch to make it a “one of a kind, unique”  item for you. No two Sketch Colorings™ will ever be alike.  

Tod Allen Smith joins the Show!

Tod is an artist from Altoona PA, and is an officially licensed Lucasfilm artist with Topps Trading Cards which include sketch cards for Star Wars The Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Star Wars Galaxy 4 trough 7, Mars Attacks and Indiana Jones Masterpieces, Star Wars: Galactic Files 1 and 2 including Star Wars Illustrated, Star Wars Chrome Perspectives and Star Wars Masterwork. Other sketch card sets include Marvel Masterpieces 2 and 3, along with sketch cards for the Captain America and Iron Man 2 movies for Upper Deck. Also, Hack/Slash and Zombies vs. Cheerleaders for 5Finity. The Hobbit, The Walking Dead and DC New 52 for Cryptozoic Entertainment. Tod was also featured in the Voltron United and Drawn art book. Currently Tod has completed story boards for Star Wars actor Jake Lloyds first directorial gig and is partners with Jake in Pumpkin Pact Productions. Tod is also doing work with table top skirmish game makers Micro Art Studio, and with Monkey House Games for Jeff Dee and Jack Herman’s re-launch of the classic super hero rpg Villains and Vigilantes. Stop by and welcome Tod back to Florida.

 

 

First time at The D.C.&C.S.
  Like most people that have a love and desire for artistic creation, Austin started drawing at age 7. For over 19 years I have been working in comics on high profile projects in very small doses! I have had the pleasure of inking on books like Iron Man with Bob Layton for Marvel, X-Men Unlimited, 10th Muse/Shi, 10th Muse 800, God Wars and Judo Girl for Alias Comics/Bluewater Productions, Ink Assists on: Tomb Raider & Necromancer for Top Cow, Lettering work on John Carpenter’s Aslyum for StormKing, Witch Girls and Witch Girls Tales for Magna Comix, Illustrated sketch cards for Vamperilla, Red Sonja, The Avengers & Iron Man 3, Wizards of the Coast’s GI Joe, and illustrated a Donald Trump story for Cracked Magazine! I have also done my own projects like 7th Millennium, TAN, Stanley the Snowman and his exciting new project Divine Retribution.
Tommy drawing

Back by popular demand!
Tommy Castillo joins us again at the DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show!

Tommy Castillo is a master artist of the twisted and the macabre. Whether creating a slimy corpse reaching for you or the gentle glance of a mighty dragon, Tommy will capture you with the dynamics of his penciling and the intensity of his palette. With a career spanning eighteen years, Tommy is famed and sought after for his dark humor, brilliant attention to detail, and his love of the darker side of art. Tommy has put paint and pencil to such titles as Batman Detective; Legends of the Dark Knight; Toetags, with Horror legend George Romero; Evil Ernie; Tales From the Crypt; Alice in Wonderland; King Kong; Dragons, Myths, and Mayhem; various storyboards and designs for films; and many more of the macabre based literature. Tommy has been sought out by the fields largest companies: DC comics, Paramount Pictures, Warhammer, Wizards of the Coast, and Image and as offbeat as Rolling Stone magazine. His diverse styling and insane line work have defined him as one of today’s greatest in the field of comics and fine art…and y’know, he renders some of the scariest books of today, and the guy will get as giddy as a schoolboy on Sunday at the sight of a muppet. You gotta love that.

 


JOE FAUVEL returns to



theDeLandComic&CollectiblesShow
 
  Joe is a graphic designer and the creator/artist talent behind CRY Comic. Joe also works on Assassin’s Guild and the Knightshift Showcase. Come meet Joe Fauvel at the DeLand Show and get a signed copy of CRY or perhaps commission him to make you a custom sketch on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper using his Mirado Black Warrior HB pencils and a # 2 Sable Brush!
 

RAVENWOLF Joins us for the DELAND COMIC & COLLECTIBLES SHOW.
  Journey into a creative world where portrait and comic art collide! Join Graven and Monica Ravenwolf as they explore the path of art, comics and illustration. This will be their first appearance in DeLand so make sure you stop by and make them feel at home!

   George Frei, artist extraordinaire returns to DeLand!                                                       

 For more than 15 years George Frei has worked in the Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Advertising. His versatile skill set allowed him work for some of the highest profile clients in the industry. His work includes Toy design, Consumer Products for Theme park’s and Restaurants, Branding, Set design, Character Design, & Conceptual Development.

In 2005 George worked for Disney Design Group as an in house freelance artist. He worked in the Consumer product Division for Disneyland, Disneyworld, & Hong Kong Disneyland. George produced high profile product for Disney Cruise line, which became a best seller.

George Currently teaches Digital Art & Design at Full Sail University in Orlando FL. George is still actively involved in side projects and freelance work for his company. He has opened an online store for fans of his work to purchase their favorite prints of his work.

George is actively involved in George Frei Design and it’s current projects.

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show
 is sponsored by: 

Carasells Pop-Culture Collectibles
216 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL  32720
HOURS: Tu.-Th. 10a – 6p, 

Fr. 10a – 9p, Sat. 10a – 6p,  Sun. Nov. 23rd – Jan.4th 11a – 5p

  Mooresports43- sportscards & more

at Carasells Collectibles & Shoppes at Rivertown Mall 

eBay ID: mooresports43

 

 Feed Your Imagination 

fyi@tampabay.rr.com

phone (727) 686 2895 

 

 visit our website for more details

  www.cfcollectibles.com

Planet Comicon 2015 Adds Guardians Cast Members

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Planet Comicon has announced their latest additions to the guest roster for 2015:

Karen Gillan – from Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy
Michael Rooker – from The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy
Scott Wilson – Herschel from The Walking Dead
J. August Richards – Deathlok from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sean Gunn – from Guardians of the Galaxy and Gilmore Girls
Raphael Sbarge – Archie Hopper from Once Upon a Time
Steve Cardenas – from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Laura Vandervoort – from Smallville and Bitten
Grant Bowler – Joshua Nolan from Defiance
Kent McCord - from Adam-12, seaQuest DSV, Galactica 1980
And from the cast of Lost Girl: Kris Holden-Ried, Rachel Skarsten, and Emmanuelle Vaugier

Planet Comicon will be better and bigger than ever this year. We have expanded the exhibit hall for even more dealers, artists, celebrities, cosplay, and special attractions.

We’ve announced great guests with many more announcements to come. You’ll meet Hollywood stars including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Stephen Amell (Arrow), John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville), Sam Witwer (Being Human), Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), and many others.

We also have a great array of top comics creators on the slate. We’ve recently announced Howard Chaykin and have nearly a dozen additional comics guests to announce in the next week. So far, we’ve confirmed Tim Bradstreet (Punisher), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), and local favorites including Jason Aaron (Thor, Star Wars).

Check out our new website for more information our guests and attractions.

CA – Punk Rock Blitzkrieg Signing

Punk_Rock_BlitzkriegcoverMARKY RAMONE appears at Skylight Books on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm to discuss his memoir PUNK ROCK BLITZKRIEG: MY LIFE AS A RAMONE, together with special guest TOM KENNY!

The inside story behind one of the most revered bands in music history during the early days of punk rock in New York, from legendary drummer Marky Ramone!

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized. To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of Punk Rock Blitzkrieg here at Skylight Books. Tickets will be available on the day of the book’s release, January 13th, 2015. They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the “Order Comments” field. We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone. Due to time constraints, Marky Ramone will be unable to pose for photos with individual attendees, though you are welcome to take photos during the event and from the line (please no flash photography), and will be unable to sign any memorabilia. Please also refrain from making an audio or video recording of the event. Thank you for your cooperation!

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

MA – Hometown Team Fundraiser

chris-evans-gucci-thumb   This 2010 photo shows Boston Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell.

Chris Evans, star of Captain America and Avengers, appears with Red Sox manager John Farrell on Saturday January 3, 2015 from 7:00- 10:00 p.m. at the EMC Club at Fenway Park for a charity fundraiser to support Christopher’s Haven, a community providing support for families of children being treated for cancer in nearby Boston hospitals. Other Boston celebrities scheduled to appear include Cam Neely, Joe Andruzzi, Mike Adams, Steve Burton, and Paul Burton.

Throughout the night guests will try to stump the Celebrity Guests with trivia questions about themselves. Also, guests will submit questions to the celebrity of their choice, then asked by one of the moderators, for candid answers. Great photo ops, the best Selfie event of the New Year! Moderated by Mix 104.1’s Fast Freddy and Comedian Tony V

For tickets and further details please click the link!

Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215
(877) 733-7699

CA – Stan Lee Launches The Zodiac Legacy

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Legendary comic creator Stan Lee appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm, to discuss CONVERGENCE. In his first prose novel, factions, each comprised of people who harness animal power from the Chinese zodiac, fight to control the fate of the world.

(This is a wristbanded event. Please note that B&N will have pre-signed copies of CONVERGENCE for sale on the day of the event. Stan Lee will not be signing book on-site.)

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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