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Your Name’s Stephanie Sheh Appears at Anime Boston 2018

Voice Actor Stephanie Sheh will be appearing at Anime Boston, the largest anime con in the northeast, on March 30 through April 1, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

Stephanie Sheh is a voice actress, voice director, ADR writer, and casting director. She was blessed to voice Mitsuha Miyamizu in Makoto Shinkai’s hit anime movie Your Name. Recently she voiced Yuho in Masaaki Yuasa’s Lu Over the Wall, where she got to sing. Stephanie’s probably most well-known in the anime realm for voicing Sailor Moon in the current VIZ Media Release of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, as well as Hinata in Naruto, Orihime in Bleach, Yui in Sword Art Online, Kuro in Blue Exorcist, and Mineva in Gundam Unicorn. Stephanie is excited to be returning to voice Eureka in Funimation’s release of the upcoming Eureka 7 movies.

In addition to anime, Stephanie has many voice credits in video games, most notably Tharja in the Fire Emblem series, Airy in Bravely Default, Mikan in Danganropa, Kyrie in Devil May Cry, and Rebecca Chambers in a number of Resident Evil games. She’s also done motion capture work for games as well as animation. Most recently she mocapped Maz Kanata in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Stephanie has also voiced characters in original animation shows like Zhuli in Legend of Korra, Katana in WB’s DC Super Hero High, Jinafire and Boolittle in Monster High, Share Bear in Carebears: Welcome to Care-a-lot, Vega in Disney’s Stardarlings, Popo in Miles from Tomorrowland, and various roles in Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears.

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, Christopher Bevins, J. Michael Tatum, Brandon McInnis, Caitlynn French, Scott Gibbs, Yūji Mutō, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Steve Blum, Kazuki Yao, Justin Briner, and Clifford Chapin.

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.

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Natalie Dormer To Make Wizard World Debut In Philadelphia, May 19-20

‘Margaery Tyrell’ On HBO Series To Appear Saturday And Sunday At Pennsylvania Convention Center

PHILADELPHIAMarch 8, 2018PRLogNatalie Dormer, who gained international attention with her performance of “Margaery Tyrell” on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” will make her first Wizard World Comic Con appearance when the tour hits Philadelphia on May 19 and 20. Dormer, who also earned acclaim as “Anne Boleyn” on the Showtime series “The Tudors,” will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive fan Q&A session at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia..

Dormer made her screen debut in Lasse Hallstrom’s romantic film Casanova (2005), followed by a small part in the dramedy “Distant Shores” (2005). After her key role in “The Tudors” (2007–08), for which she was nominated for two Gemini Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Drama Series, she played “Irene Adler/Moriarty” on the CBS series “Elementary” (2013–15), “Cressida” in the science-fiction adventure films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)and Part 2 (2015), and “Sara Price/Jess Price” in The Forest (2016). She plays the lead in this year’s Amazon Video mini-series “Picnic at Hanging Rock.”

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) continues its 2018 schedule with its 16th trip to the City of Brotherly Love, May 17-20. Joining Dormer as celebrity guests announced to date are Sebastian Stan (Captain America franchise), the Justice League trio of Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), the Lord of the Rings duo of Sean Astin and Billy Boyd, among others scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza. A full list of guests to date is available at www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/philadelphia.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The fifth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, May 17, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, May 18, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2018 Wizard World Philadelphia, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/philadelphia.

About Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

Media Contact
Jerry Milani
pr@wizardworld.com
646-883-5022

Spooky Empire offers exclusive tiki mug!

We’re very excited to offer this Spooky Empire exclusive tiki mug! This is something we’ve been wanting to do for many years!

This #1 Zombie Tiki Mug is in honor of our good friend Bill Hinzman. He never missed a Spooky Empire event, and was always the life of the party. So who better to grace our very first exclusive Tiki Mug?

The first run of this mug will be limited to only 50, and were designed, molded and painted right here in Orlando, FL! Designed by the very creative team at The Shrunken Monkey, Emily Serpico and David O’Connell!

This 32oz mug can be filled with plenty of your favorite rum drink, or whatever floats your boat.

Mug is $75 and is now available for pre-order on our site at www.spookyempire.com. FIrst come first serve, once these go that’s it! They will be available for pick up at the Spooky Empire merch booth starting Friday, April 6th.

Reserve yours today!

Don’t forget to reserve your room at the Wyndham, special rate ends tomorrow! Be there for our Zombie Luau on Friday night!

SPOOKY EMPIRE HOSTS “ANIMAL HOUSE” REUNION!

Spooky Empire LogoSPOOKY EMPIRE HOSTS “ANIMAL HOUSE” REUNION FOR MID-SEASON CONVENTION

ORLANDO, FL – Spooky Empire, founder of one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, is gearing up for an exciting mid-season convention on April 6 – 8, 2018 with new additions to their lineup of celebrity guests. Spooky Empire fans await a thrilling weekend at The Wyndham Orlando Resort with special guests from one of the most successful American film comedies of all time, Animal House, including Tim MathesonMark MetcalfPaul Riegert, and Martha Smith.

Additional guests expected at the mid-season convention include:

Matthew Lillard, the actor and voice of the iconic character of SHAGGY in the Scooby Doo movies and also known for his roles in Scream, Serial Mom, Thir13en Ghosts, Hackers, SLC Punk!, Wicker Park, Without a Paddle, She’s All That

Linda Blair, best known for her childhood role as “Regan” in one of the scariest movies of all time The Exorcist. Blair has also starred in Airport 1975, Exorcist II:The Heretic, Roller Boogey, Hell Night, The Love Boat, Chained Heat, Repossessed, Zapped Again, Supernatural, Monster Makers, amongst other films

 Chelsea Talmadge starred as “Carol” in the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Chelsea has also appeared in TV series Halt & Catch Fire, Still the King and Mercy Street, and more

Liane Curtis joins Spooky Empire for the first time! Liane has starred as “Randy” in Sixteen Candles and as “Megan” in Critters 2, but she’s also starred in Girlfriend From Hell, Rock n Roll High School Forever, Wild Orchid II, 21 Jump Street, Benny & Joon, ER, Sons of Anarchy and many more

The one and only Vinnie Vincent joins Spooky Empire for a very rare appearance. Vinnie Vincent is best known as a former member of one of the greatest bands of all time, KISS. Vinnie performed on the albums “Lick It Up” and “Creatures of the Night” as well as wrote songs on “Revenge”

Other expected guests include:

Jay Jay French, best known as a founding member and guitarist in the popular band, TWISTED SISTER

Of Troma Entertainment film studio, American film Director, Producer Lloyd Kaufman

World Class Performers and Tattoo Artists Inkllusionist to bring a weekend full of Magic, Tattoos and Sideshow Performances

And more to be announced leading up to the convention.

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

Anime Boston 2018 Welcomes My Hero Academia’s Justin Briner & Clifford Chapin

Press Release:

Voice Actors Justin Briner and Clifford Chapin to appear at Anime Boston, the Northeast’s largest anime convention, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

Justin Briner is a Dallas-based actor and singer known primarily for his work in anime and video games. Recently, he wrapped up the second season of My Hero Academia as Izuku Midoriya. He can also be heard as Mikaela in Seraph of the End, Nova in Space Patrol Luluco, Yoichi in Drifters, Ayanokoji in Classroom of the Elite, Alfonso in GARO: The Animation, Niko in Nanbaka, Ryota Mitarai in Danganronpa 3, Frate in 91 Days, Qwenthur in Heavy Object, Manato in Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions, and many more. Additionally, he has provided voices for games such as Dust: An Elysian Tail, SMITE, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs, Cibele, and DreadOut.

Clifford Chapin is a voice actor and director best known for his work in anime and video games. Some of his prolific anime roles include Katsuki Bakugo in My Hero Academia, Conny Springer in Attack on Titan, Cabba in Dragon Ball Super, and Charles Grey in Black Butler. As for video games, you can hear Clifford as the voices of Toby the Destroyer from Battleborn, Michael from YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, and Kukulkan in Smite.

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, Christopher Bevins, J. Michael Tatum, Brandon McInnis, Caitlynn French, Scott Gibbs, Yūji Mutō, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Steve Blum, and Kazuki Yao.

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.

Sci-Fi Valley Con (June 2018)

Sci-Fi Valley Con 2018

Convention Name
Sci-Fi Valley Con, Part 7
Convention Website Address
http://www.scifivalleycon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/08/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/10/2018
About This Convention
CELEBRITY GUESTS INCLUDE: Jim Beaver & Steven Williams from Supernatural.
WITH Rob Paulsen, Richard Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn, and Olivia d’Abo
IN ADDITION TO Lee Arenberg from Pirates of the Caribbean & Once Upon a Time
…and more to be announced!Sci-Fi Valley Con will be returning to Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 810, 2018 at the Blair County Convention Center for our 7th annual science fiction convention.

Over 6,000 fans traveled from around Pennsylvania and the surrounding states to attend our even more successful 2017 show. Our convention center has 115,000 square feet of space with over 300+ exhibitors.

We also have a costume contest, charity auction, charity quick sketches, guest panels, film festival, movie cars, celebrity guests appearances, workshops, video games, table top gaming, and much more!

We are so proud to have such loyal, amazing followers that help make each show a huge success! The turnout and support from the fans was bigger and better than we even imagined possible.

Mission Statement:

Our mission at Sci-Fi Valley Con is to enhance the community by providing a high quality, family oriented convention showcasing the work of many talented individuals.

We strive to ensure that all our visitors have a first rate experience by submerging them in their passion for all things science fiction, fantasy, horror, and alternative history.

Our commitment to grow, develop and expand Sci-Fi Valley Con is of the utmost importance. Science fiction is the imagined future that has not yet been realized.

Venue Name and Address
Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
330
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jim Beaver, Steven Williams, Rob Paulsen, Richard Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn, Olivia d’Abo , Lee Arenberg

Sci-Fi Valley Con 2018

Hickory Comic Con (June 2018)

Convention Name
Hickory Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.hickorycon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/02/2018
About This Convention
We will have a lot of the best Comic Book Dealers in the Southeast attending so you will have a lot of comics to choose from, Several toy dealers, video games, anime, cosplay, and lots of other collectibles to choose from as well.
Ultimate Experience team will be entertaining.
We will have Yoda from Star Wars! Also The 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, Star Trek Independent Fleet, and the Klingon Assault Group as well. Bring your camera!
Costume Contest.
Artist line up will have Gregbo Watson, Matari Bain, Stacy Flemming, Brian Monroe and dozens of your local favorite artist! Come by and check out their prints and get their autograph.You can get your very own sketch from any of these guys as well!
Admission to the show is $5.00 entry for adults and $3.00 for children 13 and under at the door. 3 and under are free. A fun-filled day for all. Hope to see you there!!!
Venue Name and Address
Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, nc 28655
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
170
Projected Attendance
2,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Asheville Comic Con (May 2018)

Convention Name
The Asheville Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleComicCon/?ref=bookmarks
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/19/2018
About This Convention
Ultimate Experience team will be entertaining.
We will have Yoda and BB8 from Star Wars! Also The 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, and the Klingon Assault Group as well. Bring your camera!
Costume Contest
We will have dozens of artist that will be attending. Come by and check out their prints and get their autograph.You can get your very own sketch from any of these guys as well!
We will have some of the best Comic Book Dealers in the Southeast attending so you will have a lot of comics to choose from, Several toy dealers, and lots of other collectibles to choose from as well.
Admission to the show is $5.00 entry for adults and $3.00 for children 13 and under at the door. 3 and under are free.a fun-filled day for all. Hope to see you there!
Venue Name and Address
WNC AG Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd
Fletcher, NC 28732
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
140
Projected Attendance
1,800
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles

MegaCon adds three Legendary Artists

The Creator lineup at #MEGACONOrlando2018 grows with Francesco Mattina, J. Scott Campbell and Neal Adams joining the roster!

Get your tickets today: http://megaconorlando.com/tickets/

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