Pee Wee at MegaCon!

Get Set for a Big Adventure!

Paul Reubens created the iconic character, Pee-wee Herman, while a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group The Groundlings. The Pee-wee Herman Show premiered at The Groundlings Theatre in 1981. It moved to the Roxy on Sunset Strip, and HBO’s production of the show introduced Pee-wee Herman to a national audience.

Pee-wee was brought to the big screen in the hit 1985 comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, which Paul Reubens co-wrote and marked Tim Burton’s directorial debut. Reubens went on to create, co-write and co-direct Pee-wee’s Playhouse on CBS where the series earned 22 Emmy® Awards during its five year run. Reubens has personally been nominated for 14 Emmy® Awards, winning twice.

Paul Reubens has also starred in many diverse, non-Pee-wee film and television roles. He recently appeared as Oswald Cobblepot, The Penguin’s father on Gotham. Other TV credits include: The Blacklist, Portlandia, 30 Rock, Pushing Daisies, Reno 911 and Everybody Loves Raymond.

For more information on MegaCon visit HERE!

TERRIFICON welcomes artist RYAN STEGMAN!

TERRIFICON welcomes artist RYAN STEGMAN to its Terrific Comic Con at Mohegan Sun in the all-new, giant-sized EXPO CENTER on August 17-19, 2018!

Ryan’s credits include The Amazing Spider-Man (comic book), The Superior Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Wolverine, Avengers and Inhumans. He is providing art for Marvel Comics’s Venom Inc! And beginning in May, Ryan and writer Donny Cates will be taking on Venom.

Tickets and Exhibitor Spaces on sale NOW: http://www.terrificon.com/comic-con-tickets.html

Anime Boston 2018 Welcomes Brandon McInnis & J. Michael Tatum

Press Release:

Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its sixth round of North American guests of honor today.  Voice Actors J. Michael Tatum and Brandon McInnis will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

J. Michael Tatum was nurtured on anime classics including Star Blazers, et al.  This reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.

Discovered by Funimation warhorse Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, France in the Hetalia franchise, Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss, and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. More Recently, Tatum can be heard in the epic My Hero Academia as Teyna Iida.

Brandon McInnis is a voice, stage, and film actor who has worked as a translator and interpreter in Japan.

Credits include Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings Online, Keita Amano in Gamers!, Samon Gokū in NANBAKA, Horatio Kojas in Knight’s & Magic, Corteo in 91 Days, Sōnosuke Izayoi in Danganronpa 3, Dr. Love in ēlDLIVE, Patrick Phelps in Black Butler, Ryūji in Shōnen Maid, Ken Sudō in Classroom of the Elite, Merlane in Heroic Legend of Arslan, Hideyori Toyotomi in Samurai Warriors, Atsushi Toushirō in Touken Ranbu, Alain Lernier in Joker Game, Erlang Shen in SMITE, Bartholomew in CONfessionals, and more.

Previously announced guests include FLOW, Asaka, Greg Ayres, Monica Rial, Hideyuki Tomioka, Katsuyuki Sumizawa, Hirokatsu Kihara, Michihiko Suwa, Kaoru Wada, Kaiji Tang, Josh Grelle, Amanda C. Miller, Jez Roth, Rachel Robinson, and Christopher Bevins.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

Cast of The Princess Bride makes their way to Orlando

Inconceivable!

CARY ELWES, CHRIS SARANDON, and WALLACE SHAWN, stars of the cult classic The Princess Bride, head to Orlando.

MegaCon is held at the Orange County Convention Center May 24-27, 2018 in Orlando, FL.

Get your tickets now!

For more information click here.

Latest Guests announced for London Film & Comic Con

LONDON FILM & COMIC CON returns for 2018 and we are very pleased to announce some amazing new guests to add to an already great line up!

PETER CAPALDI, the 12th Doctor will be joining us on Saturday & Sunday,
GRACE PARK who stars in Hawaii Five-0 but is also known for Battlestar Gallactica
and we can add
RAY FISHER, fresh from playing Cyborg in The Justice League

Also added to the LFCC line up is the wonderful JEWEL STAITE, who has appeared in Firefly as well as Stargate Atlantis.

Horror fans can meet SAW star COSTAS MANDYLOR, who has played Hoffman in multilple films in the franchise.

For more information visit the website HERE!

Spooky Empire Brings Hair-raising Guests to the Wyndham Orlando Resort for Mid-season Convention

Spooky Empire LogoSpooky Empire, founder of one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, announces their highly-anticipated mid-season convention on April 6 – 8, 2018 at The Wyndham Orlando Resort. The 3-day annual convention will feature an array of activities including celebrity autographs with meet & greets, photo ops, Q&A’s led by special guests, live performances, and their popular tattoo festival with more than 25+ artists.

This year, celebrity guests include:

•   The return of The Chiodo Brothers, the group of sibling creative forces known for movies such as Killer Klowns from Outer Space. They have also created creatures and puppets for films and TV show including Critters, Team America: World Police, Elf, Ernest Scared Stupid, Monsters, The Thundermans, The Simpsons, and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

•   They will be joined by David Naughton, from American Werewolf in London and Twilight Zone.

•   Along with Butch Patrick best known for his role as “Eddie Munster” from The Munsters.

•   Director, actor, stuntman, writer, and the last living Universal Monster, Ricou Browning. Best known his role as the only actor to portray the “Gill-Man” in three films, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creatureand The Creature Walks Among Us. Browning also worked on Flipper, Sea Hunt, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and many other films.

Other expected guests include:

•   Meet the mother and son stars from Child’s Play, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent and Chucky himself.

•   The one and only Slim Jim Phantom, legendary drummer for the ever-popular rockabilly band The Stray Cats.

And many more to be announced leading up to the convention.

Throughout the weekend guests will enjoy vendors and haunting exhibitors that will offer the ultimate in merchandise including art, movies, toys, props, action figures, comic books, special effects, clothing, and jewelry.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $65, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. VIP Packages are $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Kids 10 and under are free.

Rooms are available at The Wyndham Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $121 per night through March 9. Rooms can be reserved by calling 1-407-351-2420. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com/purchase-tickets.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit www.spookyempire.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).

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About Spooky Empire

Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

Spooky Empire Media Contacts:

Juliana Gutierrez, JWI PR | +1 305-991-4259 | juliana@jwipr.com

Jessica Wade Pfeffer, JWI PR | +1 305-804-8424 | jessica@jwipr.com

Christopher Bevins & Rachel Robinson Announced for Anime Boston 2018

Press Release:

Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its fifth round of North American guests of honor today. Voice Actors Rachel Robinson and Christopher Bevins will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

A born-and-raised Angeleno, Rachel Robinson has spanned the spectrum of video games, animation, national commercials, promos, and anime. In gameland, she’s best known for her role as Oerba Yun Fang in Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2, and Lightning Returns. She is robot ADA in Fallout 4: Automatron, Protoss matriarch Vorazun in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Goetia in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nova in There Came an Echo, and Time Patroller in DBZ: Xenoverse.

Recent anime roles include: Cal Shekar in Taboo Tattoo, Chitose Oribe in Sakura Quest, Gundula Rall in Brave Witches, Mauve in ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept, Hiroko in Yuri on Ice!!, Anastasia in Drifters, Os Cara Stauffenberg in Project Itoh: Harmony, and Namazuo in Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru – her first recurring boy role. She is also Diamondback/Rachel Leighton in Marvel Disk Wars: Avengers, Farangis in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and Sakura Ohgami in Danganronpa: The Animation. Her known villains include Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate, Empress Megaria in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Cameran in Sailor Moon, Lidvia in A Certain Magical Index II, and many others.

Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has acted in, directed, cast, produced, and/or adapted scripts for over 200 anime projects. His anime acting credits include Japan in Hetalia, Nine in Terror in Resonance, Nino in ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., Yogi in Karneval, Twenty Faces in Trickster, Sero in My Hero Academia, Nico in Tokyo Ghoul, Hiroshi in Michiko & Hatchin, Rasputin in Drifters, Narsus in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Hanamori in Princess Jellyfish, Johnny Gill in D.Gray-Man, Joe in Prison School, Hagakure in the Danganronpa anime series, Apollo & Amata in the Aquarion series, Lafitte, ChouChou, & Lasso in One Piece, Lahar in Fairy Tail, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as Dhalsim in Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V, as well as various background characters in Borderlands 2.

Previously announced guests include FLOW, Asaka, Greg Ayres, Monica Rial, Hideyuki Tomioka, Katsuyuki Sumizawa, Hirokatsu Kihara, Michihiko Suwa, Kaoru Wada, Kaiji Tang, Josh Grelle, Amanda C. Miller, and Jez Roth.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

MomoCon Presents Retro Sing-Along Adult Karaoke

February 14, 2018 by  
Filed under Animation, Anime, Convention News, Georgia

Press Release:

Join MomoCon at Southern Sky Brewery on Saturday, March 3rd from 7:00 – 10:00 PM for a Sing Along of your favorite Disney songs, Cartoon theme songs, and fun stuff from childhood! Have a beer and join in the fun!

Costs: $10, includes two pints! Due to the nature of the venue, this event is 21+ only.

RSVP on Facebook!

Parking: Parking is plentiful in the Southern Sky surrounding lots, and free! Always be safe and Uber/Lyft or bring a DD if you wish to partake in alcohol!

Southern Sky Brewing Company
1590 N Roberts Rd, STE 208, Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 702-8318

 

Old School comes back to New Hampshire

FINALLY, A TRUE OLD SCHOOL COMIC BOOK SHOW

I wanted to make the kind of show I would want to be part of both as a guest and as a vendor, I was tired of seeing everything BUT comics and I hated seeing talented artists play second fiddle to movie stars and wrestlers…. so here’s what we’re did……….

– COMICS, ART & ARTISTS will be the STARS OF THE SHOW
– A 20,000 sq.ft.venue will be PACKED WITH COMICS & ART
– EVERY booth for vendors & ARTISTS will be giant 10×10!
– It will be be right off the highway and easy to get to!
– There will be plenty of FREE PARKING on-site!
– You will see vendors from as far as CA w/ CRAZYSTUFF
– The first 100 people in line get a Franck Uzan signed print!
– You will see AWESOME original art! ~ KIRBY covers & pages!
– You will see over 40 booths of Silver & Golden age COMICS!
– You will see GREAT ARTISTS and some INCREDIBLE ART!
– THIS IS OLD SCHOOL COMIC GREATNESS!
– COMICS, ORIGINAL ART & AWESOME ARTISTS.
– You will NOT see mugs of root beer on your long boxes or art
– You will NOT see a band of Pirates when you enter
– You will NOT see photo shoots or contests….COMICS & ART
– You will NOT see movie stars or wrestlers, no puppet show…
– You will NOT see fortune tellers or knick knack pattywhacks…
– You will NOT see jugglers or magicians running around…

COMIC BOOKS ~ ORIGINAL ART ~ AWESEOME ARTISTS

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good pop culture con like the rest of us but this ain’t that, this show is about COMIC BOOKS & ART.

If you’re like me and want COMIC BOOKS, ORIGINAL ART & the ARTISTS who make it all happen to be the MAIN FOCUS of the show and not second fiddle……….. then this is the place for you! COME BE PART OF THE MAGIC!

One day only! Saturday April 28th, 10a-5p at the 20,000 sq.ft. EVERETT ARENA, exit 14 off I93 in CONCORD, NH

GUEST LIST:
http://littlegiantcomics.com/old-school-comic-show.html

(still a lot more to add I’m trying to keep up!!)

There is some INCREDIBLE TALENT COMING SO FAR!!

CA – Animation Workshop w/ Steven Ahn

Director/storyboard artist Steve Ahn, whose credits include Voltron: Legendary Defender, Legend of Korra, The Cleveland Show, Ben 10, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, TMNT, and more appears for a FREE workshop on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Most recently, Steve created and directed the animated mini series, Blossom Detective HolmesFurther details and FREE tickets are available on the Facebook page…

California Theatre of the Performing Arts
562 W 4th St, San Bernardino, CA 92401
(909) 885-5152

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