Spooky Empire Brings “IT” To October Convention

Spooky Empire Brings “IT” To October Convention

Orlando is now being dubbed “the ultimate Halloween Vacation Capital” and was recently named AAA’s top destination for fall travel and known for immersive experiences!

Apropos since Orlando has been home to Spooky Empire, the ‘dark side of comic con’ convention, for over ten years. Spooky Empire is THE place to celebrate Halloween! It’s the ultimate Halloween experience as described by recent buzz.

If you need more proof, the convention just announced it is bringing the cast from the recent horror hit film, IT, to the 3-day weekend long festivities happening October 27 – 29, 2017. Attendees will catch Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Wyatt Oleff.

For more information on Spooky Empire, you can find the official press release and other guest announcements below my signature and follow them on Facebook for their latest updates.

Awesome Comic Book Collector Show (Houston, TX) (September 2017)

Awesome Collector Shows

Convention Name
Awesome Comic Book Collector Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/30/2017
About This Convention
Houston,Texas (NORTH IH – 45)
Awesome Comic Book Collector Show
Saturday September 30,2017Courtyard Marriott – North Houston / The Woodlands / Shenandoah
19255 David Memorial Dr
Shenandoah,Texas  77385
(from IH – 45 North exit 77 / Tamina road and follow service road to David Memorial road. Hotel is on the right side)

Buy – Sell – Trade for your favorite vintage to modern comic books, original art and comic book related toys and collectibles.

Meet local small press comics (SPX) artists,writers,and publishers

Hours:10am – 4pm Admission:$5.00
(Kids 12 and under free with paying adult)

Bring your old comic books to the show. Dealers will be buying !

Win a $100 shopping spree!
Drawing at 3:30pm

Dealer Tables: (30 – 6ft. available)
Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS 3:00PM THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE SHOW
$10.00 LATE FEE ADDED TO TABLES SOLD AFTER 3:00PM DEADLINE (IF AVAILABLE)
Call or e – mail today for availability !

For more info contact:
Awesome Collector Shows
Po Box 667621
Houston,Texas 77266
(832)306 – 0598
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website:http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com
like us on facebook / awesome comic book collector show

Venue Name and Address
Courtyard Marriott – North Houston /The Woodlands / Shenandoah
19255 David Memorial Dr
Shenandoah, Texas 77385
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Collectibles

Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter added to Spooky Empire

Spooky Empire has yet another amazing addition to our growing list of new, iconic stars!

JENNIFER CARPENTER joins us this October!

No one can forget JENNIFER’s role as “Debra Morgan”, the sister of “Dexter Morgan” and detective in the hit series “DEXTER” or in her breakout role as “Emily Rose” in “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”. JENNIFER CARPENTER has also starred in “Gone”, “Quarantine”, “Limitless”, “The Devils’ Hand”,
“White Chicks” and more!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet JENNIFER CARPENTER at Spooky Empire, October 27-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando!

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel reservations are going quick, but still available at www.spookyempire.com

Atomic Crush Events Announces Return for Year Two of Comic Con Revolution

ATOMIC CRUSH EVENTS ANNOUNCES RETURN FOR YEAR TWO OF COMIC CON REVOLUTION 

Saturday May 19 & Sunday May 20, 2018 At The Ontario Convention Center in Ontario California – Tickets on Sale Now

Top Talent Currently Scheduled To Appear Include Jason Aaron, Sandy King Carpenter, Ming Chen, David Lafuente, Dustin Nguyen, Stan Sakai, Cat Staggs and Timothy Zahn

New York, NY September 27, 2017 Atomic Crush Events (ACE) is pleased to announce the return of Comic Con Revolution (CCR) to Ontario, California.  The second annual comic con will be twice as large as year one.  Over double the square footage, more exhibitors, more vendors and even more guests.  CCR will be held on May 19 & 20, 2018 at the Ontario Convention Center and will feature two full days of programming.

The initial guest list boasts some of the most incredible talent in the industry including Jason Aaron (X-Men, Star Wars), Sandy King Carpenter (Film Producer & Comic Writer), Ming Chen (AMCs Comic Book Men), David Lafuente (Archer & Armstrong), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman), Timothy Zahn (Star Wars Novelist).  Many more additional announcements will be made before Comic Con Revolution opens its doors for year two.

“We’ve been hard at work reaching out to exciting and talented creators over the last few months,”  commented ACE Co-Founder Mike Scigliano.  “As each one confirms their participation the first thing we think about is how our attendees will react to the news.”

Not satisfied with just growing exhibit hall and the guest list, Comic Con Revolution will now play host to two days of programming full of panels and events for the entire family.  They’ll also be producing the second annual Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest hosted by Ming Chen with the winners receiving one of the most unique awards ever.  The ultimate goal is to create a full weekend experience.

“We were overwhelmed with the support and love that Ontario and the entire Inland Empire showed Comic Con Revolution last May,” said ACE Co-Founder Drew Seldin.  “It’s driven us to produce a bigger and better experience for 2018.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Comic Con Revolution website http://www.comicconrevolution.com/ontario/.

Also available are exclusive logo enamel pins, pint glasses and tees.

Like and follow our social media feeds:

www.facebook.com/ComicConRevolution/

www.twitter.com/ComicConRvltn

www.instagram.com/comicconrevolution

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About Comic Con Revolution

Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles.  We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts.  At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves.  The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love.  Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible.  We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.  Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.

About Atomic Crush Events 

Atomic Crush Events is an event consultation and management company that was founded on experience and innovation.  Bringing together expertise in event management, marketing, sales and business development to create a unique team that can analyze and identify the best course of action when developing a live event.  Our philosophy is simple – create the best experience possible for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.

More information is available at www.atomiccrushevents.com

https://www.facebook.com/AtomicCrushEvents/

https://twitter.com/AtomicCrushEvnt

https://www.instagram.com/atomiccrushevents/

For More Information Contact:

Mike Scigliano – mike@atomiccrushevents.com

Gabe Fieramosco – gabe@atomiccrushevents.com

Drew Seldin – drew@atomiccrushevents.com

James Ross – james@atomiccrushevents.com

Awesome Toy Collector Show (Houston, TX) (September 2017)

Awesome

Convention Name
Awesome Toy Collector Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/24/2017
About This Convention
Houston, Texas
Awesome Toy Collector Show
Sunday September 24,2017Marriott  Houston South – Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Freeway
Houston,Texas  77017
(from IH – 45 South exit 36 / Airport road and follow service road )

Buy – Sell – Trade with collectors and dealers of vintage to modern toy collectibles:
Action Figures, Anime toys, Barbies,Beanie Babies,Die Cast Toys,Dolls,Dragon Ball Z,Funko Pops,GI Joe,HOT toys,Hot Wheels,Marvel Legends,My Little Pony,Pokemon,Power Rangers,Star Trek,Star Wars, Transformers,Vintage video games,Walking Dead,Wrestling figures, and more !

Hours:10am – 4pm Admission:$5.00
(kids 12 and under free with paying adult)

Win a $100.00 shopping spree !
Drawing at 3:30pm

Thinking about selling your toy collection ?

Dealer Tables: (30 – 6ft. available)Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
We only accept payment by paypal. (use info@awesomecollectorshows.com as the payee.)
Don’t have a paypal account ? No problem . We can send a paypal invoice to your e-mail address and you can pay online with a credit card / debit card.
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS 3:00PM THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE SHOW
$10.00 LATE FEE ADDED TO TABLES SOLD AFTER DEADLINE (IF AVAILABLE)

Call or e – mail today for availability !
For more info contact:
Awesome Collector Shows
Po Box 667621
Houston,Texas 77266
(832) 306 – 0598
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website:http://www.awesomecollectorshows.com
like us on facebook /awesome toy collector show

Venue Name and Address
Marriott Houston South – Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Freeway
Houston, Texas 77017
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books

X-TravaCon (September 2017)

X-TravaCon

Convention Name
X-TravaCon
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/24/2017
About This Convention
Motor City Conventions presents the XtravaCon . Featuring over 100,000, books for sale or trade plus toys, collectible game cards, non sports cards and more. Please note that the selection of collectibles varies from show to show.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Banquet Center
19801 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Spooky Empire rolls out the red carpet for Hollywood Icons this October

Spooky Empire LogoNEWS RELEASE

 For Immediate Release

Friday, September 22, 2017

SPOOKY EMPIRE ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR HOLLYWOOD ICONS THIS OCTOBER

“The Dark Side of Comic Con” celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys with guest appearances from

Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac 

Additionally, the convention will celebrate the Hollywood classic, Sixteen Candles, with the reunion of

Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall

ORLANDO – Spooky Empire, who hosts one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, announces the reunion of the Hollywood classic, Sixteen Candles, with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall on October 27 – 29, 2017 at The Hyatt Regency Orlando. The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic American horror comedy The Lost Boys with the attendance of Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac. The convention has also added an array of new activities for guests to enjoy including a Charity Casino Night, an expanded Kid’s Zone, Special FX Makeup classes, Literary Guests & Creators Track, Fast Pass photo-op option, and many more to be announced through October.

As a bonus to the Spooky Empire family, doors will open earlier on Friday, October 27 at 12 p.m. to begin the weekend-long festivities.

Recently announced celebrity guests include:

  • Richard Dreyfuss is most recognized for his lead role in the classic Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Stand By Me, American Graffiti, W Stakeout, Down & Out In Beverly Hills, Mr. Hollands Opus, Piranha 3D and The Crew.
  • Shannon Elizabeth has starred in Scary Movie, Thir13en Ghosts, Cursed, Night of the Demons, The Twilight Zone, Tomcats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back and as Nadia in American Pie and American Reunion.
  • Fairuza Balk most recognized role was Nancy in The Craft. She has also appeared in American History X, Waterboy, Return to Oz, Almost Famous, The Worst Witch, Things To Do in Denver When You’re Dead, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and Ray Donovan.
  • Daphne Zuniga stared as Princess Vespa in Mel Brooke’sSpaceballs and is recognized for her role in Melrose Place, The Sure Thing, The Fly 2, Vision Quest, Last Rites, Gross Anatomy, and One Tree Hill.
  • Loni Anderson is best known for her role as the receptionist on TV showWKRP In Cincinnati  as well as Stroker Ace, Munchie, Easy Street, VIP, The Love Boat, A Night At The Roxbury, and 3 Ninjas: High Noon.
  • John Kassir portfolio of work includes Tales of the Crypt, Animaniacs, Star Trek: Voyager, Pete’s Dragon, and Rick & Morty.
  • C.J. Graham played Jason Voorhees in the sixth film of the Friday the 13thseries Jason Lives. He will be in full costume for photo ops.
  • Ken Foree stars in Dawn of the Dead and has had roles in The Devil’s Rejects and Halloween. He also plays roger Rockmore on the Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel.
  • Derek Mears starred in Predator, Friday the 13th (’09), The Hills Have Eyes 2, Hatchet 3, True Blood, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, Cursed and Holliston.
  • Rachel Bolan is bass guitar player and main songwriter of the metal band “Skid Row.

The annual weekend will feature an array of activities including a tattoo festival, film festival, celebrity autographs, Kid’s Zone, costume and cosplay contest, huge exhibitor room, live music, performances, Q & A’s with artists, authors and filmmakers, a game room, seminars, creepy cars, among many other activities.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase after October 8th and at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. Limited VIP Packages are available for $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. Tickets for children under ten years old are free.

Rooms are available at The Hyatt Regency Orlando for a discounted price of $119 per night. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 1-407-284-1234. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com. Stay tuned as more activities, special guests, celebrities and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit 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

New My Little Pony & Transformers Unveiled at HasCon 2017

HasCon, Hasbro’s first ever convention included many special events, panels, and autograph sessions with celebrities, artists, and athletes. But at the heart of the show is the toys upon which Hasbro has built its empire. When speaking with staff members, their commitment and passion for the stories and characters built around this merchandise is clearly self-evident. Convention Scene spoke with managers for both My Little Pony (MLP) and Transformers, two of the company’s most stalwart brands.

As both of these properties are entering their fourth decade, the obvious question is how do they stay fresh and remain relevant for generations of fans. Tyla Bucher (Vice President of Global Brand Strategy & Marketing, My Little Pony) explained it thusly, “One of the responsibilities of the brand owner is to make sure that the brand always feels new and different and timely and really all of it starts with our show and the content. We have our main six ponies that are pretty consistent as far as cast go but they’re always having new adventures, meeting new friends, and the way that our writers write them and their personalities is so timely that there’s something about that content that continues enthusiasm and engagement around the brand. We bring that to life on the product side so that whatever you see on the show you experience when you take it home.”

Ben Montano (Director of Brand Marketing, Transformers) said, “Whether it’s Robots in Disguise now or Rescue Bots or the movie universe to G1, Optimus Prime still stands for loyalty and dignity but he’s a little weathered or a different iteration or he may be from a time before the war. That’s where the fun has been, it’s how can we bring those parts of their story to life in a video game or a new animated series.”

As Hasbro continues to expand its brand across multimedia platforms, with animation, feature films, video games, and comic books, the staff emphasized that product is a key component to keeping the story cohesive and continuity intact. “It’s a seamless dialogue,” said Montano, “What’s fun is that I get to work a lot with our partners whether it’s Paramount Studios, Hasbro Studios, or Polygon for Robots in Disguise and those partnerships are great; we all understand that together we make better story.”

Bucher reiterated this sentiment, “Brand integrity and continuity is something that we focus on and I have people on the team. We’re really connected everyone who works on the brand so even though Pony touches on a lot of different businesses all those team are really connected because they want to be linked to the story and the right way.”

MLP in particular has seen a huge resurgence in the past few year with the launch of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. “The content is really what attracts our fans, and we have fans of all ages and genders,” said Bucher, “The timing of the show in 2010, or G4 as people call it, was perfect for people who remembered it from the 80s and now may or may not have kids that they are introducing to the brand, both girls and boys.”

One of the big developments underway right for MLP is the brand new feature film set to debut next month. “We have a movie coming out in five weeks so everything that we’re doing now is driving towards generating excitement for that which is a huge thing for our brand it’s such an exciting thing,” said Bucher “The Ponies are going on an adventure where they leave the Equestria for the first time which is a huge thing if you’re a fan and if you’re not it doesn’t matter because you still get introduced to these Ponies are having a really, really fun adventure. The new form factors are we have sea Ponies we have hippogriffs, we have a mysterious Pony with a broken horn so we’re taking the characters and the worlds of the brand in all these really different directions.”

On the Transformers side, Hasbro has rolled out a new line called Power of the Primes, which allows fans to combine multiple Transformers into a new, unique figure. “One of the things we thought would be magical would be to pay off the idea that a mortal Transformer, like Hot Rod, changing into a Prime, or the thirteenth Prime specifically once they get the Matrix of Leadership,” said John Warden (Design Manager, Transformers) “It’s a fun and challenging transformation and something we’ve never tried before. And as a result where fans are going to get a cool new version of Optimus Prime. So I think in a lot of ways it’s taking the D.N.A. of the character and then adding something that’s revolutionary and fun that plays homage to something that fans know about but have never experienced before in toy.”

Finally both teams credited the passion and savviness of their fans as motivation to create a better product. “Our fanbase is really smart and really engaged with the brand so if you go off the rails they’ll notice that and they’ll call you on it so we try really hard to make sure that all of our story lines and our characters and our Backstory are tied together in a way that if you’re the consumer it seamless,” said Bucher.” Warden stated, “Lots of new stuff on the horizon and I just wanted to say a big thank you out to the fans in your audience. Thank you for being Transformers fans, you inspire us and we’ll keep trying to bring awesome toys for you.”

SF – Marvel Super Heroes Night

Comics legend Stan Lee and Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics Axel Alonso appear at AT&T Park on Friday, September 15, 2017 for the second annual MARVEL SUPER HEROES NIGHT! Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

The Giants are proud to invite all Giants and MARVEL fans to AT&T Park to celebrate the upcoming release of the highly anticipated film, Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the Thor series. Your Special Event ticket package includes a ticket to the Friday evening game versus the Diamondbacks, as well as a collector’s-edition Giants-themed bobblehead of Thor, only available with the purchase of this Special Event ticket. We encourage all fans to dress up as their favorite MARVEL character and enjoy a day centered around Stan Lee’s Marvel empire

Each VIP-ticket holder will receive admission to Triples Alley from 4:45 – 6:45 PM, access to the Q&A panel featuring Stan Lee AND Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, Axel Alonso, complimentary food and beverage (including beer and wine), a collector’s-edition Giants-themed bobblehead of Thor, as limited-edition collectable of Thor’s Hammer, only available to ticketholders of this VIP offer!

Unlike any other ballpark setting, this on-field space is the perfect place to enjoy all of the pre-game excitement at the ballpark. Triples Alley, the Giants newest premium location, has it all, including on-field access from which to watch batting practice, early access to the ballpark, and at the conclusion of the pre-game event, a walk along the warning track on the field to get to your seats for the game.

AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plz, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 972-2000

 

Original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Join BOOM! Studios at NYCC 2017

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios, in association with Saban Brands, is excited to announce that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers icons Walter Jones (“Zack Taylor,” the Black Ranger) and David Yost (“Billy Cranston,” the Blue Ranger) will join them at New York Comic Con (NYCC). Appearing exclusively at the BOOM! Studios booth (#1828) from October 5-8, Jones and Yost will be signing comics along with other memorabilia all weekend.

Additionally, Jones and Yost will join Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book writer Kyle Higgins for the “Go Go Power Rangers Comics” panel on Thursday, October 5 at 4:15pm in Room 1A24 of the Javits Center, along with other special guests. The panel will be moderated by journalist James Viscardi (ComicBook.com).

“2018 will be the biggest year of Power Rangers comics ever, so it’s only appropriate to have legends like David and Walter join us to help reveal BOOM Studios’ plans,”  says BOOM! Studios Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, who will also appear on the “Go Go Power Rangers Comics” panel. “We’re thrilled fans can join us to meet David, Walter, and comic series writer Kyle Higgins all weekend long at our booth, along with getting the first crack at some morphinominal exclusive merchandise!”

New products available at the BOOM! Studios booth at NYCC will be the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One Limited Slipcase Edition (strictly limited to 250 copies), which will debut at the show; two exclusive NYCC covers for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #19; and two enamel pins featuring Lord Drakkon and his Zord, Black Dragon. Lord Drakkon is the first new Mighty Morphin Power Ranger since the debut of the television series nearly 25 years ago and is featured in nWay’s Saban’s Power Rangers: Legacy War mobile game.

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