CA – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM! In this live event he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight.” It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman. Tickets available at the link…

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787

Summer Glau announced as a guest for PARADISE CITY COMIC CON

paradise_glauSummer Glau has just been announced as a guest for PARADISE CITY COMIC CON on December 9, 10, & 11 at The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

 Summer Glau is best known for for her iconic roles as River Tam in Joss Whedon’s TV series Firefly and the feature film, Serenity and Cameron Philips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She has recently had a featured role on The CW’s Arrow as Isabel (Ravager). Use PROMO CODE: “SPIKE” to save $10 OFF Three Day Weekend Passes and PROMO CODE: “RIVER” to save $5 OFF single day and 2 Day Tickets! These promo codes are valid until Monday Oct. 31 @ 11:59pm. Over 100 celebrity guests, voice actors, comic book creators, entertainment guests, and cosplay stars will be in attendance.

Summer Glau got her start in Joss Whedon’s much acclaimed TV series Angel playing a cursed Prima Ballerina in the 2002 episode “Waiting in the wings”. Contributing to her Sci Fi credits were roles in USA’s The 4400 as Tess, Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse as Echo’s long lost nemesis, Bennet Halverson, NBC’s The Cape as Orwell, an investigative blogger who teams up with Vince/The Cape in order to fight crime and restore justice, and guest appearances on Alphas as Skylar. Summer has also starred in the the films Deadly Honeymoon, and The Legend of Hells Gate: An America Conspiracy. She has made guest appearances on TV in The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Hawaii 5-0, and NTSF:SD:SUV.

Paradise City Comic Con is 3 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! There will be multiple costume and cosplay events each day of the show, with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes on the line!

The guest list is growing weekly, and some of the highlights include:

* Star Wars Cast Members: Billy Dee Williams “LANDO CALRISSIAN”, Paul Blake “GREEDO”, Garrick Hagon “BIGGS DARKLIGHTER”, and Brian Herring “BB-8”.

* Star Trek Voyager Cast Members: Tim Russ “Tuvok and Ethan Phillips “Neelix”.

* TV and Movie Stars: Summer Glau (Firefly, Serenity, Terminator, Dollhouse), James Marsters (Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Brainiac in Smallville, Captain John Hart in Torchwood), Tara Reid (Sharknado, American Pie), Manu Bennett (Crixus in Spartacus, Slade Wilson / Deathstroke in Arrow, Azog, king of the Orcs in The Hobbit trilogy, Allanon in The Shannara Chronicles), Dante Basco (Hook), and Sam Jones (Flash Gordon).

* Comic Book Creators: STERANKO, George Perez, Neal Adams, Roy Thomas, David Finch, Bob Layton, Mark Bagley, Allen Bellman, Jeff Dekal, Jose Delbo, Mike Grell, Pia Guerra, Amy Mebberson, Moritat, Robbi Rodriguez, Tim Seeley, James Silvani, Ryan Stegman, Buzz, John Beatty, Ralph Cabrera, and more!

* Horror Legends and Icons: Ricou Browning (Creature From the Black Lagoon), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Films founder, creator of The Toxic Avenger), and Basil Gogos (Legendary Horror Artist for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Creepy, Eerie).

* RWBY Stars: Arryn Zech (Blake Belladonna), Kara Eberle (Weiss Schnee), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Winter Schnee).

* Animation Stars: Tad Stones (Creator of Darkwing Duck), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Lego Star Wars, Squidbillies), Lori Alan (Family Guy), Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Rodger Bumpass (SpongeBob Squarepants, Invader Zim), and Melissa Fahn (Invader Zim).

* Anime Stars: Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z, Ouran High School Host Club, Attack on Titan, Free! Eternal Summer), Beau Billingslea (Cowboy Bebop, Naruto), Leah Clark (Negima, Suzuka, Toriko, Sgt Frog, Soul Eater), Melissa Fahn (Cowboy Bebop, Digimon Tamers, FLCL), Brittney Karbowski (Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, High School of the Dead), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Attack on Titan, Noragami, Fairy Tail).

* Power Ranger Cast Members: Cerina Vincent, Nakia Burrise, and Catherine Sutherland.

* NSYNC members: Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.

* Star Trek Continues Cast Members: Vic Mignogna (Captain Kirk), Chris Doohan (Scotty), and Michele Spect (Dr. Elise McKennah).

* Pete & Pete Stars: Mike Maronna and Danny Tamberelli.

* Cosplay Stars Stella Chuu, Kiki Kannon, Rage Kitten, Amy Nicole Cosplay, BriannaBlackfire, Handsome Jordan, Harley’s love shack, MiaAckerman Cosplay, Sandmuffin Makeup, SkyCosplays, Haiden Hazard, Cameo Olyvia, and WavvyPrincess

Check out our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1711986075684941/ and RSVP to let us know you’re coming!

 www.paradisecitycomiccon.com.

Tim Curry named as first guest for MegaCon 2017

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The legendary Tim Curry will be joining us for a rare appearance!

Tim Curry is an English actor, voice actor and singer, known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film and television productions, often portraying villainous roles or character parts. Curry first rose to prominence with his portrayal of Dr Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, reprising the role he had originated in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show.

His other stage roles include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1980 Broadway production of Amadeus, The Pirate King in the 1982 West End production of The Pirates of Penzance, Alan Swann in the Broadway production of My Favourite Year and King Arthur in Broadway and West End productions of Spamalot from 2005 to 2007.

Curry garnered further acclaim for his film and television roles; as Rooster Hannigan in the 1982 film adaptation of Annie, as Darkness in the fantasy film Legend, as Wadsworth in the mystery comedy film Clue, as Pennywise in the horror miniseries It and as Nigel Thornberry on the animated television series The Wild Thornberrys.

More details to come: MegaConOrlando.com/

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show (November 2016)

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Convention Name
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/20/2016
About This Convention
Join us on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Toms River Elks Lodge in Toms River, NJ for a fun day of family entertainment! Once again we will feature more than 20+ artists, writers and creators of comics in our “artist lounge.” More than 40+ vendors will be on hand as well with comics from the golden age to most recent, anime, non-sport cards, toys, graphic novels, comic crafts, collectibles and so much more! And with Christmas just around the corner, what comic fan wouldn’t like an original piece of artwork or a rare comic he/she has always wanted? We will have *Star* guests, 501st Legion and Philly Avengers. We will be teaming up with the Philly Avengers and having a “Toys for Tots” drive. Attendees who bring a wrapped toy to the show (please mark if for boy or girl) will receive $2 off regular admission price. Admission is $5, Senior Citizens $3, Kids Under 12 Free. Tables are now available for this show. For more information contact Dan or Mary at (609) 242-7756 or visit our website: www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
Venue Name and Address
Toms River Elks Lodge
600 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
70
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Rusty Gilligan, Eric Cooper, Neil Vokes, Bob Petrecca, Tom Schloendorn, Joe DelBeato, Isiah Puga

Jersey Shore

Toronto Toy and Video Game Show (October 2016)

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Convention Name
Toronto Toy & Video Game Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontotoyshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/30/2016
About This Convention
The Toronto Toy & Video Game Show is back! Just in time for Halloween!

50 Vendors tables packed with all your favourite new and classic toys including: Barbie, GI Joe, Transformers, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Star Trek, Hot Wheels, Dinky, Retro Video Games, Comic Books, Sports Memorabilia, Wrestling collectibles and so much more!

Admission just $5! Kids Free! Parking Free!

Free raffle ticket for a chance at $100 Toronto Show Gift Cards!

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, Ontario M3L1A5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

Toronto

NorthEast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza (December 2016)

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Convention Name
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza
Convention Website Address
http://www.NEComicCon.Net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/03/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/04/2016
About This Convention
Dean Cain, well known for portraying Clark Kent & Superman on the TV show “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and currently appearing on Supergirl will be headlining the celebrity guest lineup at the Dec. 3 & 4, 2016 winter edition of the Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington MA near Boston.

Dean and other celebrities will be attending Saturday and Sunday to meet fans, sign autographs, offer photo ops and Q&A panels. Tickets and Information is available at www.NEComicCon.Net

Immediately after graduation, Cain signed on as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills, but a knee injury during training camp ended his football career prematurely. In 1993, Cain took on his biggest role to date as Superman in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. At the height of its popularity, it would bring in an average of at least 15 million viewers per episode. In 1998, Cain started the Angry Dragon Entertainment production company, which produced the TBS Superstation television series Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. Cain made a return to the Superman franchise, with a special guest role in a season seven episode of Smallville as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox, a character based upon the DC Comics villain Vandal Savage; and currently is in a recurring role of Supergirl, as the title character’s foster father, Jeremiah Danvers. Cain also appeared in the mid-season premiere of Comic Book Men, appearing at Kevin Smith‘s Secret Stash where the crew was celebrating 75 years of Superman, citing that Dean Cain helped people care about Superman again.

Billy West will be appearing to sign autographs, do photo ops and have fun with fans all weekend. Billy is best known for his voice actor work, but his career in radio and television that began in the 1980’s when he did comedic impersonations for Charles Laquidara‘s Big Mattress morning show on Boston’s WBCN FM radio network. By the mid-90s, he had moved to doing impersonations on The Howard Stern Show, giving him greater exposure. From there, West became involved with the Nickelodeon shows Doug and Ren & Stimpy. Portraying the title characters on both shows, Billy West saw his voiceover work reach an even larger, yet younger audience. This led to Warner Bros. hiring him for the film Space Jam in 1996. Featuring Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and the cast of Looney Tunes, West voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, two characters whom he has sporadically voiced throughout the next decade. He is also very well known for his portrayal of Philip J. Fry, Zapp Branigan, Professor Fanrsworth, Zoidberg and others on Futurama, which began in 1999 and has continued on through a number of changes through 2012 and currently airs on Comedy Central. In addition he is also the voice of the iconic Red M&M.

Also appearing will be actor Sean Gunn, who starred on “Gilmore Girls,” is the body double for Rocket Racoon in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and also appearing as Ravager Kraglin in Vol.1 and the upcoming Vol 2 GOTG, as Toby in “Super” and starring in the new James Gunn film “The Belko Experiment,” for autographs, photos and a Q&A on his career.

Candy Clark, actress in the classic “American Grafitti” and “The Man Who Fell To Earth” with David Bowie, among many other film and television roles, will also be signing autographs, offering photo ops, and a Q&A about her experiences working with David Bowie, Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas and others.

Special musical guest will be Cherie Currie, lead singer in the ground breaking all female punk rock band The Runaways, who also appeared in films including “Foxes” with Jodie Foster, an accomplished chainsaw carver, will be signing autographs, taking photos with fans, doing a Q&A panel and performing some Runaways songs at the After Party Concert Sat. Dec. 3rd in the Fez Room at the Shriners Auditorium along with The Lights Out, Charlie Farren, Tsunami of Sound and others

Other guests include Robert Bruce, Producer and Talent on “AMC’s Comic Book Men” with Kevin Smith, and well known collector and dealer of Japanese Animation and Vintage Toys, seeking characters to possibly appear on Comic Book Men. Also appearing will be Jeff Kline, Executive Producer of animated television series including “Transformers: Robots In Disguise,” “Jackie Chan Adventures,” “Dragon Tales” and “Godzilla,” currently writer and publisher at Darby Pop Comics, offering portfolio reviews, and both will educate on a panel on Careers in the Creative Arts for the Next Generation.

Some of the other pop culture guests include Gary Sohmers, known as the King of Pop Culture from his 13 seasons appearing as an appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow” and host of the talk radio program “Calling All Collectors,” Kadrolsha Ona, the Queen of the Paranormal, action figure and horror monster sculptor Lawrence Elig and Comic Book folks including Steve Lavigne (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joe St. Pierre (Spider-Man), Alex Simmons (Archie) and Bill Anderson (X-Men) among others.

There will be a large and diverse range of collectibles, comics, toys, nerd crafts, art, literature, records, video games and accoutrements of popular culture from music, TV and film, covering from the mid 20th century to today’s most popular and hard to get items for the nerds, geeks and fans on your holiday shopping list.

There will be Cosplay Stage Activities all weekend, including Costume Contests with Prizes, Cosplay Games, Pose-OffsTM, Meetup Group Shots and include our Create-A-Hero, Create-A-Villain and Create-A-Character for Original Costuming Contests with a Backstory. Also on the Cosplay stage will be presentations of Special FX make-up and costuming with Tyler Green and Ebony Amber, and presentations of Parade and Special FX Masks with Eric Bornstein of Behind the Mask Studio.

Puppetry workshops and performances by Muppeteers Noel MacNeal, puppeteer and voice of Bear from Disney’s “Bear in the Big Blue House” TV show, and Bill Diamond, with puppets he used working on “The Dark Crystal,” “Fraggle Rock” and “Little Shop of Horrors” including the Audrey 2 man eating plant puppet along with other educational opportunities at the Kids Comic Con section featuring coloring, writing, story-telling and other activities. There is free admission for children 8 and under.

The Game Underground Arena features free play on vintage and modern video game systems, along with tournaments with prizes. The Fez room will feature Morgan White Jr’s Trivia contests with prizes and Zephyr Workshop providing tabletop and card games for free play, while live music is performed on the Geekbeat Radio stage including The World Is Square and numerous chiptune artists.

The Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will be open Saturday Dec. 3 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, and Sunday Dec. 4 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, with an early entry available at 9:30 am each day for an added fee. There are Celebrity VIP opportunities available. Admission available in advance for discount prices online at www.NEComicCon.Net. There is a fee for autographs and photos ops.

Venue Name and Address
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham Rd
Wilmington, MA 01887
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Dean Cain, Billy West, Sean Gunn, Candy Clark, Cherie Currie, Gerry Casale, Kadrolsha Ona, Jeff Kline, Bill Diamond, Noel MacNeal, Dan Parent, Alex Simmons, Joe St. Pierre

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Collective Con (March 2017)

Convention Name
Collective Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.collectivecon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/24/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/26/2017
About This Convention
Jacksonville’s biggest 3-day pop culture convention returns on March 24th-26th, 2017! NEW LOCATION!! Collective Con is a comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming and music event in North Florida. Please visit our website for our full list of guests, events, tickets, and schedule.

Show Hours:
Friday: 12pm-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Venue Name and Address
3800 St Johns Bluff Rd S
Jacksonville, FL, Florida 32224
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
10,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Millie Bobby Brown, Giancarlo Esposito, Graham McTavish, Margot Kidder, Mitsuhiro Arita, Bob Layton, John Beatty, Seth Mann, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eric Vale, Kari Wahlgren, and MANy more!

 Collective Con 2017

CA – As You Wish Signing

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In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the release The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes will visit Vroman’s on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM to sign copies of the paperback release of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride.

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the New York Times bestselling account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, “The Princess Bride “will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories. With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film. (Touchstone Books)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

DragonCon 2016 Con Report (Including a Sort-of Interview with Nolan North)!

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Cinderella, Wonder Woman, and an assassin walked into a bar. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. Actually, it was the first day of DragonCon 2016.

DragonCon is one of the largest conventions in the Southeast. This was my third year, but my first as a journalist. Even as a veteran convention goer, you really never know what to expect, especially for a place such as this. With over 75,000 attendees, it’s hard to find the same cosplayer twice, and it’s easy to lose your companions, like the Doctor loses Rose in every episode.

This is especially true of the Saturday morning parade. Several streets in downtown Atlanta are blocked off, and the sidewalks are covered in Disney Princesses, Deadpools, and Batmans (Batmen?) all converging together. It’s one of the few places you can see the Punisher pull Bullseye out of the street to prevent him from being run over by Doc Brown’s DeLorean. Until recently, people could register to be in the parade up until the day before. It has grown so popular, however, that last year registration for the 3,200 slots closed in August. This year, registration closed on March 1st. Also, for the first time, the parade was broadcasted on the CW Network. One of the best things about this parade is the fact that they have a specific place for just the Deadpools to roam, and it’s certainly one of the most popular cosplays done in any convention I have been to.

And then of course, due to the new movie that came out recently, Suicide Squad, my colleague, Anthony Aycock, and I were curious to see just how many Harley Quinns and Jokers there were, but only from that movie. We counted a total of ninety-one Margot Robbie Harley Quinns and nineteen Jared Leto Jokers. Most of the Harleys were in her usual outfit, complete with the shirt that says “Daddy’s Lil’ Monster,” but we noticed some variations. One Harley was wearing the prison uniform from the beginning of the movie, a few were wearing the “stripper” Harley outfit, and then there were a couple that had dressed as Harleen Quinzel, the pre-Harley Quinn – long white lab coat, no nonsense blond bun, and leading a prisoner Joker with a makeshift leash. I also saw one Charlie Quinn, a male Harley with “Mommy’s Lil’ Monster” scrawled on his pecs. I suppose one reason that there were more Harleys than Jokers is because most people seemed to have had a distaste for Leto’s portrayal of him. It might be because I was a fan of 30 Seconds to Mars far before the movie was even thought of, but I actually quite enjoyed it. One criticism I have though is that we didn’t see much into the abusive relationship, and now most couples who are unfamiliar with the characters are thinking “OMG hashtag relationship goals!”

One of the most popular areas of DragonCon is the Walk of Fame, which is overflowing with beloved actors of the traditional and voice kind. A few of my favorites were Carlos Valdes (Cisco from the CW TV show The Flash), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy, Commander Zhao, and Captain Hook), Nolan North (voice of Deadpool in the Deadpool video game, Nathan Drake from Uncharted, and Desmond Miles from the Assassin’s Creed series), and of course William Shatner (you already know who this is).

We stood in line for Nolan North (who was tardy to the party), and ended up talking to his agent for a while. She told us that voice actors usually make around $900 per four hours of work plus residuals (i.e., they get paid each time the episode they were in is broadcast). Anime voice actors make a lot less, roughly $65 per hour. Most conventions guarantee their celebrities a certain amount of money. For example Lana Parrilla of Once Upon a Time gets $10,000 per convention. If her autograph sales fall short of that, the convention makes up the difference. DragonCon, however, does not make guarantees like that. Not even for ol’ Bill Shatner. I found this fascinating, especially how undervalued anime voice actors are. I expect that to change, however, as anime becomes more mainstream.

Finally, Nolan arrived, and I managed to speak to him as he was signing a Deadpool Pop figure for me (I am not a nerd, I swear). Interviews are not allowed in the Walk of Fame, but I wanted to ask him a couple of questions out of my own curiosity. He was so friendly and engaging that it might as well have been an interview.

My first question was what he thought of Ryan Reynolds stealing the spotlight for Deadpool. He said, “There is no spotlight. Ryan does a terrific job, but I do have an idea for a cameo for the next movie. Deadpool is chasing someone, fires a gun, blows a hole in the wall, and behind the wall, I’m standing there wearing headphones, recording Deadpool’s voice for a video game. And Ryan looks at me and says, ‘You sound nothing like me’ and shoots me.” Nolan went on to say how funny Ryan is on Twitter, and I second that since I stalk him too.

My second question was how Nolan felt about the Assassin’s Creed movie coming out in December. He replied, “I’m a big fan of Michael Fassbender [co-producer and star of the movie]. What I like about it is that it will be an original take on the story. It won’t just be the game translated into the movie. The game is the inspiration for a unique movie.”

I stood there with Nolan so long that his agent started clearing her throat—thank goodness I didn’t have a third question—but it was interesting getting his perspective. As a fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, I was a bit tentative to see the movie, but after hearing Mister Desmond Miles himself praise it, I have a bit more hope for how it will turn out. Oh, and when I got his autograph on Friday, it was only $20, but two days later, he was charging $40. Way to up your game, North.

Are you thinking about going to DragonCon? Here are five morsels of advice:

  1. Bring all the money you have plus what you can bum from your parents and what you can earn by selling a kidney. I’m not saying stuff is overpriced; you’ll just want to buy it all.
  2. Prepare to stand in line for an hour and a half, feet tired, arms dragging the floor, just to be told to come back later after the actor’s friggin’ panel (I’m looking at you, Carlos Valdes).
  3. The hotels in downtown Atlanta fill up fast, but don’t worry: you can stay outside the city and just take the MARTA in. It’s quick and cheap. But don’t let the homeless guys take your money—you need it for the autographs and the plushies and the posters and . . . you get the idea.
  4. Prepare to walk. I know a lot of you like to wear heels everywhere. Don’t. You will not be able to feel anything beyond the blisters that will begin to appear after just the first day.
  5. Have fun, but not so much it’ll land you in Erewhon.

Now have a look at these pix from DragonCon 2016 . . .

Alucard will deal with this photo bomber later.

Alucard will deal with this photo bomber later.

You should see my sonic screwdriver . . .

You should see my sonic screwdriver . . .

He may be deaf, but he can hear the crowd cheering.

He may be deaf, but he can hear the crowd cheering.

When Deadpool meets Deadpool meets Deadpool meets Deadpool . . .

When Deadpool meets Deadpool meets Deadpool meets Deadpool . . .

DragonCon . . . where memes come to life.

DragonCon . . . where memes come to life.

This guy is Dumbledorable!

This guy is Dumbledorable!

Don't PokemonGO. Just go.

Don’t PokemonGO. Just go.

I found out where Nightcrawler has been hiding.

I found out where Nightcrawler has been hiding.

Screw the Joker. It's Ivy time!

Screw the Joker. It’s Ivy time!

To get this picture, I had to chase her down like Kinnosuke Kuzuhara. Except I actually succeeded.

To get this picture, I had to chase her down like Kinnosuke Kuzuhara. Except I actually succeeded.

And here we see . . . the typical Facebook user.

And here we see . . . the typical Facebook user.

Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today . . .

Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today . . .

When in doubt, follow a Sailor Scout.

When in doubt, follow a Sailor Scout.

The game . . . it's following me.

The game . . . it’s following me.

Walk toward the light!

Walk toward the light!

Me too, Deadpool. Me too.

Me too, Deadpool. Me too.

Is anime real?

Is anime real?

So this guy came up to me and just said "Shhhhh if anyone asks, Spiderman did it." And then sprayed silly string on my phone.

So this guy came up to me and just said “Shhhhh if anyone asks, Spiderman did it.” And then sprayed silly string on my phone.

"It's not a phase, Mom!"

“It’s not a phase, Mom!”

Garden State Comic Fest (July 2017)

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Convention Name
Garden State Comic Fest (July 2017)
Convention Website Address
http://www.gardenstatecomicfest.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/08/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/09/2017
About This Convention
GSCF is a premier comic con event for fans. We have everything from great artists, vendors, and guests. To awesome giveaways, contests, panels, and cosplay. It has everything for the serious collector to the casual fan.
And of course FREE PARKING!!!
Check out our links and follow us on Face Book for up to the minute updates!!www.gardenstatecomicfest.com/
www.facebook.com/Gardenstatecomicfest
www.twitter.com/GS_Comic_Fest
www.instagram.com/GSComicFest
Venue Name and Address
Mennen Sports Arena
161 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
10,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Check Website

Garden State

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