Convention Scene » Anime http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Fri, 22 May 2015 20:11:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 It’s A Toy Show (May 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/13/its-a-toy-show-may-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/13/its-a-toy-show-may-2015/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 15:05:33 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63166 Event Details:

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Convention Name
It’s A Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.toyshows.org
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/30/2015
Venue Name and Address
It’s A Toy Store
1256 Harding Hwy
Richland, NJ 08350
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Other
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
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Pensacola Comic Convention™ (August 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/13/pensacola-comic-convention-august-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/13/pensacola-comic-convention-august-2015/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 14:46:43 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63086 Event Details:

Pensacola Comic Convention

Convention Name
Pensacola Comic Convention™
Convention Website Address
http://www.pensacolacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/08/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/09/2015
About This Convention
August 8 and 9, 2015 Come enjoy out of this world fun at a Pensacola Comic Convention for Fans of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Gaming, Anime, Costuming, Fandom, Indie Films, Artists, Celebrity Guests, Comic Books, Video Gaming, Pop Culture, Voice Actors, Renaissance, Cosplay, Steampunk, Theater, Performing, Writers, Literature, Publishing, Arts, Mystery, Crafts, Collecting, Model Construction, Film Making, Paranormal, Vendors, Reality TV, and more! We will offer celebrity meet and greets, discussion panels, workshops, screenings, demonstrations, events, gaming, costume contests, tournaments, and competitions. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Arc Gateway, EscaRosa Coalition On the Homeless, Inc., Making Stride with Breast Cancer, The Ronald McDonald House, and various local charities. Tickets start at $10. Children 7 and under are free.

Guests Includes: Randy Couture – MMA/UFC LEGEND – UFC Hall Of Fame, Two Time UFC World Heavyweight Champion. The Scorpion King Rise Of A Warrior, The Expendables I,2,3 and 4. Stretch, Redbelt, 3 Geezers, Ambushed. OZ; Lori Petty Orange is the New Black, A League of their Own, Tank Girl; Karyn Parsons Fresh Prince of Belair, Major Payne, The Ladies Man; Jennifer Rhodes Charmed; Wilmer Calderon Agents of Shield, Fast and the Furious; Greg Cipes Beast Boy, Teen Titans, Ben 10, W.I.T.C.H., Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Wild ; Christopher Atkins The Blue Lagoon; Michael Copon Power Rangers, Beyond the Break, One True Hill; Hilary Shepard, Diva Tox Power Ranger, Star Trek; Michael Jai White Spawn, Black Dynamite, Why Did I Get Married; Austin Idol , Universal Heartthrob, WWF; Rick Worthy Supernatural ,Star Trek; Larry D. Wilcox CHIPS; Sir Mix-A-Lot ; Scott Tepperman Ghost Hunter International, The Hospital, Camp Massacre ; Jim Orear The Hospital, Camp Massacre; Jim Tavaré Harry Potter; Hurricane Helms WWE; Bobby Campo The Final Destination, Being Human; RCSixtyfour Cosplay Model; Sandra Taylor Under Siege 2, Batman & Robin; Heidi Jo Cosplay Model; Jerrad Vunovich Walking Dead, Hunger Games, American Horror Story; Shadow Clone Geek Rapper; Parjai Squad of the Florida, Eric Dupre` Underground FX Lab, LaVonne French 501st Legion; Parjai Squad of the Florida and more.

Pensacola Fair Grounds Expo Hall
6655 Mobile Hwy Pensacola, FL 32526
Phone: (850) 941 4321
Cost: $10 (Children 7 and under are free.)
Website: http://www.pensacolacomiccon.com

Venue Name and Address
Pensacola Interstate Fair Grounds
6655 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola, Florida 32526
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
7000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Randy Couture – MMA/UFC LEGEND – UFC Hall Of Fame, Two Time UFC World Heavyweight Champion. The Scorpion King Rise Of A Warrior, The Expendables I,2,3 and 4. Stretch, Redbelt, 3 Geezers, Ambushed. OZ; Lori Petty Orange is the New Black, A League of their Own, Tank Girl; Karyn Parsons Fresh Prince of Belair, Major Payne, The Ladies Man; Jennifer Rhodes Charmed; Wilmer Calderon Agents of Shield, Fast and the Furious; Greg Cipes Beast Boy, Teen Titans, Ben 10, W.I.T.C.H., Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Wild ; Christopher Atkins The Blue Lagoon; Michael Copon Power Rangers, Beyond the Break, One True Hill; Hilary Shepard, Diva Tox Power Ranger, Star Trek; Michael Jai White Spawn, Black Dynamite, Why Did I Get Married; Austin Idol , Universal Heartthrob, WWF; Rick Worthy Supernatural ,Star Trek; Larry D. Wilcox CHIPS; Sir Mix-A-Lot ; Scott Tepperman Ghost Hunter International, The Hospital, Camp Massacre ; Jim Orear The Hospital, Camp Massacre; Jim Tavaré Harry Potter; Hurricane Helms WWE; Bobby Campo The Final Destination, Being Human; RCSixtyfour Cosplay Model; Sandra Taylor Under Siege 2, Batman & Robin; Heidi Jo Cosplay Model; Jerrad Vunovich Walking Dead, Hunger Games, American Horror Story; Shadow Clone Geek Rapper; Parjai Squad of the Florida, Eric Dupre` Underground FX Lab, LaVonne French 501st Legion; Parjai Squad of the Florida and more.

Pensacola

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Comics Fest Coral Springs is this Weekend! http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/07/comics-fest-cape-coral-is-this-weekend/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/07/comics-fest-cape-coral-is-this-weekend/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 11:53:01 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63232 Comic Fest Coral Springs 2015Love comics? How about anime, sci-fi, cosplay, and gaming?

Comics Fest Coral Springs is a family-friendly comic book convention held May 9, 2015, at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, in Coral Springs, Florida!

The event runs from 9am – 5pm on Saturday. 5/9/15. Admission is $10, at the door or online at

http://coralspringsmuseum.org/comics-fest-coral-springs

VIP tickets are also available; this includes admission to a “Meet the Artists” reception in the museum gallery Friday, 5/8/15 at 7pm!

Comics Fest Guests will include comics writer Barbara Randall Kesel, Archie Comics artist Fernando Ruiz Derrick Fish (The Wellkeeper), Charles P. Wilson III (The Stuff of Legend, Wraith), cartoonist Manny Aguilera, painter Silvana Delbo, and comics legend Jose Delbo!

Take your photo with the 501st Legion Stormtroopers! Learn how to draw some of your favorite characters with local cartoonist Cory Laub! Participate in a cosplay prop-making workshop! Challenge yourself in the Quick Draw competition!

Experience all of this and more with the whole family, and while you’re at it, check out our local comics vendors or buy some Japanese snacks! How about picking up some amazing artwork in Artist Alley? Whatever you do, don’t forget to show off your costumes!

VIP Meet the Artist Reception: Fri. 5/8/15 7pm – 8:30pm
Comics Fest Coral Springs: Sat. 5/9/15 9am – 5pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs, Florida 33065

http://coralspringsmuseum.org/comics-fest-coral-springs
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/ComicsFestCS
FB:  http://www.facebook.com/ComicsFestCS

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NYC – Out of Line Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/04/nyc-out-of-line-signing-2/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/04/nyc-out-of-line-signing-2/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 14:56:25 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63192 feiffer_gaiman

Legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer appears in conversation with author Neil Gaiman at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Everyone knows a Feiffer illustration when they see one: His characters leap across the page, each line belying humor and psychological insight.

Over Jules Feiffer’s prolific 70-year career, his nimble and singular imagination has given us new perspectives as well as biting satires on politics, love, marriage and religion—alternating with stories imbued with the playful anarchy of a child. Feiffer’s varied output includes children’s books (The Phantom Tollbooth and Bark, George), plays (Little Murders), movies (Carnal Knowledge and Popeye), comic strips (most notably in his Pulitzer Prize–winning Village Voice comic strip of 42 years) and graphic novels (The New York Times bestseller Kill My Mother).

Join him as he talks with author Neil Gaiman about his life, his work and his new book, Out of Line.

Jules Feiffer will sign copies of Out of Line after the event.

Get tickets at the link!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

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NJ – Brad Garrett Signs http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/01/nj-brad-garrett-signs/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/05/01/nj-brad-garrett-signs/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 18:13:43 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63168 brad-garrett

Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond, Finding Nemo, Tangled) appears at Bookends on Monday, May 4th at 7:00 PM to sign his new book: When the Balls Drops! Each person attending must have a book.

Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

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CA – Talkin’ Toons w/ Brad Garrett http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/28/63124/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/28/63124/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:10:33 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63124 bgarrett

Voice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes Brad Garrett (Finding Nemo, Tangled, Everybody Loves Raymond) to the Talkin’ Toons podcast on Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm!

Get tickets at the link!

Press Release:

The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!

About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”

The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.

Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.

“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.

“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”

Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.

Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.

As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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MA – Adult Beginners Screening http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/16/ma-adult-beginners-screening/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/16/ma-adult-beginners-screening/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:53:00 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63029 adult-beginners_banner

Comedian Nick Kroll appears in person to speak about the film following this screening on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm.

Get tickets at the link…

About the movie:

A young, hipster entrepreneur (Nick Kroll) crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch.

With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister (Rose Byrne), brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale) and three year-old nephew in the suburbs, only to become their manny. Faced with real responsibility, he may finally have to grow up, but not without some bad behavior first.

Coolidge Corner Theatre 
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

Click here to view the embedded video.

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Comic Fest Coral Springs moves Date to May 9th! http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/15/comic-fest-coral-springs-moves-date-to-may-9th/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/15/comic-fest-coral-springs-moves-date-to-may-9th/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:58:30 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=63015 Comic Fest Coral Springs 2015Comic Fest Coral Springs moves Date to May 9th!

Slight change for the first ever Comic Fest Coral Springs in Coral Springs, FL

Guests include Charles Paul Wilson III

Barbara Kesel

Fernando Ruiz

Derrick fish

Jose Delbo

Manny Cartoon

Silvana

501st Legion

For more info check out the website!

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Delaware Train Show and Octoberfest Toy Show (October 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/13/delaware-train-show-and-octoberfest-toy-show-october-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/13/delaware-train-show-and-octoberfest-toy-show-october-2015/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:54:24 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62893 Event Details:

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Convention Name
Delaware Train Show & Octoberfest Toy Show 2015
Convention Website Address
http://www.toyshows.org
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/24/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/25/2015
About This Convention
  On Saturday, October 24th, 2015. The 10th Delaware Train Show will take place from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Nur Shrine Center, Route. 13 / 198 South DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. 19720. Admission is $5.00, children under the age of 12 are free, $10.00 Early Buyers 8:00am Admission.
It will feature over 150 tables of trains, accessories, slotcars, and some toys. Toyshows.org Delaware Train Show will have a diversity of trains in all Scales and makes, We have a variety of unique dealers coming from up and down the east coast, Train show is Saturday only.
On Sunday, October, 25th, Octoberfest Toy Show the east coast largest toy show moves in. 175+ tables of new, collectible and antique toys. 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $5.00, children under the age of 12 are free, $10.00 Early Buyers 9:00am Admission. Collectors you don’t want to miss this show, Great food, Free parking. Rain or shine events. The Nur Shrine Temple, is convenient to I-95, I-295 and US Route 40. 3 miles from the Del. Mem. Bridges. 20 minutes from philly. For map or information on attending or participating in this show. Please go to our web site: www.toyshows.org or Call: 856-302-3606
Venue Name and Address
Nur Shrine Center
198 South DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Octoberfest

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Anime Boston 2015 Con Report http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/11/anime-boston-2015-con-report/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/04/11/anime-boston-2015-con-report/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:54:34 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=62962 ab2015_gojiraAs geek culture continues to expand the market sees new conventions cropping up regularly. In New England one of the largest, and longest running, is Anime Boston which has been going since 2003 and growing each year. With a dedicated volunteer staff, they fill the Hynes Convention Center year after year with fans of anime, manga, cosplay, and virtually any other stripes of geek. While their guests and programming stick closely to the New England Anime Society’s mandate of concentrating on Japanese pop culture, attendees still represent their individual tastes. Guests such as voice over artists bridge this gap well. This year Anime Boston hosted Cherami Leigh, Mona Marshall, Richard Epcar, Michael Sinterniklaas, and more who have worked dubbing anime television shows and movies into English such as Sword Art Online, Naruto, Robotech, Ghost in the Shell, Mobile Suit Gundam but are equally as well known for their American projects like South Park, Venture Brothers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Several guest were direct from Japan including Godzilla actors Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima (see photo at left) who graciously signed for fans and posed for photos on the convention floor all weekend long. Mr. Takarada also offered hand written calligraphy of Godzilla’s name in kanji as a memento. Furthermore, J-Pop star LiSA played to a sold out audience on Friday night.

The annual charity auction, the proceeds from which benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, saw some records broken when an original watercolor painting of Aang and Appa by Avatar: The Last Airbender co-creator Bryan Konietzko sold for $2,500. Ultimately, the auction raised $23,485.84, its highest amount ever.

Next year’s Anime Boston has been scheduled for March 25-27, 2016!

 

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