Ultracon of South Florida (December 2014)

The Original Is Back. Fort Lauderdale’s own, Ultracon of South Florida At The Broward Convention Center.

December 13th & 14th 2014

ULTRACON OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Broward Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

PURCHASE OUR ONLINE ADVANCE TWO DAY PACKAGE FOR ONLY $30
www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

10:00 AM Until 8:00 Pm Saturday. $20
10:00 Am Until 6:00 PM Sunday. $15

Adults at the Door $20, Sunday at the door $15, Kids Age of 10 and younger
free,

Cosplay Contest for all ages.

Cosplay Contest, Saturday Grand Prize $300

Cosplay Contest, Sunday Grand Prize $300

We will also have the kids division group division & much more Prizes.

Cosplay, Anime Collectibles, Manga Toys, Comic Books, Sports Cards, Star
Wars and Transformers.

Visit Our ULTRACON of SOUTH FLORIDA Website for Guest and Vendor
Information & Also Ticket Sales Please Visit…

www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Join Our Like Page And Show Your Support.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ultracon-Of-South-Florida/717627118263967?ref=hl

Email: irving@ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Featuring a Magic the Gathering Tournament- December 13th & 14th 2014.

Group Panels, Card Gaming Tournaments & much
More.

ULTRACON will feature a Comic Book Corner For Local Comic Book Dealers &
Artist Displaying & Selling Their Comic Books & Art Work….

PURCHASE THE ONLINE ADVANCE TWO DAY PACKAGE FOR ONLY $30

ULTRACON welcomes the following Celebrities and Artists & Cosplay Guests.

1) Marvel Artist : Larry Hama

Larry Hama is a writer/cartoonist/illustrator/actor/musician who has
worked in comics, tv and film. He is best known as the writer of Marvel’s
“GI Joe” comics in the ‘eighties, and as the writer of Marvel’s
“Wolverine” in the ‘nineties. More recently he has scripted “Spooks,” and
“Barack the Barbarian” for Devil’s Due Comics, “GI Origins” and “GI Joe A
Real American Hero” for IDW as well as various animation and video game
projects. He was Artist in Residence at Asian/Pacific/American Arts
Institute at NYU in 2012. Most recently, he is the author of “The Death of
Captain America” a prose novel for Marvel (hardcover) that features
characters (Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Nick Fury) who are prominent in
the new Captain America movie.

In comics, he has written, edited or drawn for Avengers, Blaze, Nth Man,
The Nam, Conan, Batman, Wonder Woman, Bizarre Adventures, X-Men,
Spider-Man, Daredevil, and dozens more. His illustrations and cartoons
have appeared in National Lampoon, Esquire, New York and Rolling Stone. He
has appeared on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim’s “Pacific Overtures” and on
TV in MASH, SNL and “Another World.”


2)Ultracon gives a warm welcome to Marvel Comics Artist : Pat Broderick

comic book artist known for his work on the Micronauts. Broderick also
pencilled the four-part “Batman: Year Three” storyline, written by Marv
Wolfman, which detailed the first meeting of Batman and Tim Drake.

Comic Book Artist of such books as Captain Marvel, Micronauts, Dr. Doom
2099, Firestorm, Alpha Flight, Spectre, Creature Commandos ,  Weird War
Tales #93, The Fury of Firestorm in June 1982, Captain Atom, Green Lantern
volume 3 series, & much more.


3)Ultracon gives a warm welcome to Vampirela artist : Gonzalo Mayo

Comic Book Artist of such books as Vampirela from the 1970′s, Red Sonja,
El Cid, Nagizul, Dragonstar & much more.


4) Steve Cardenas The Red Power Ranger heads to Ultracon!

Steve Cardenas is a American martial artist and former actor, perhaps most
noted for playing Rocky DeSantosin the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV
series.

Steve Cardenas has been in martial arts for 28 years. He earned 5th degree
black belt in tae kwon do and a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. His
character, Rocky, replaced Jason Lee Scott (played by Austin St. John) as
the Red Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, and he later
became the Blue Ranger for Power Rangers Zeo. He had no previous acting
experience and had to learn on the job.

5) Larry Mainland from the Walking dead coming to Ultracon!

Larry Mainland is best known as a featured zombie in “The Walking Dead”.
His image was the first to be released from the set before the show aired
and has been used extensively for advertising in more than 135 countries.
He has been on the cover of numerous magazines, such as “Entertainment
Weekly” in the US and “SFX”, the #1 Sci-Fi magazine in the United Kingdom,
twice and almost countless articles worldwide. He’s seen on t-shirts,
mugs, buttons and virtually anything you can put an image on, including
board games and even on “Xbox Live”.

His other Film and TV credits also include such notables as “Sick People”,
“Contagion”, “The Three Stooges”, “Level Up”, “Remnant” and “Home”…just to
name a few. In August, 2015 he will be appearing in the new movie
“Goosebumps”, so be sure to look out for that!

6) Giggles, Boss & Thug

These creepy clowns will be back to take pictures and sign posters for all
of our Horror Fans In South Florida. Their presence will be felt At
ULTRACON.

7) UFC & MMA Fighter Mike “The Wolverine” Rio

South Florida UFC Fighter, Mike The Wolverine Rio will be signing
autographs and
taking pictures with his fans at ULTRACON

8) UFC Fighter Marcus Brimage

Homegrown Florida UFC Fighter, Marcus Brimage will make his presence
Felt At ULTRACON by Autographing & Taking Pictures With His Fans. Feel the
Power of this awesome fighting force!

9) Paranormal Crossroads Investigations.

Paranormal Crossroads Investigations is a very unique team of the most
diversified kind. Our team is comprised of many vocations including
healthcare professionals, law enforcement officers, moms, dads, business
owners, students as well as high school and college professors!
Spiritually, we are equally as eclectic! Our beliefs include Christianity,
Judaism, Wicca, Buddhism & Native American. We are also multi-lingual,
with team members who speak English, Spanish, Hebrew and Farsi!

So many have asked us what could bring such a group of us together; The
answer is simple. We have a shared passion to grow and assist our
communities and to educate and further the study of the paranormal
sciences.
Each of our team members is closely connected. We consider ourselves one
family.

We cover all of Florida from the Panhandle to Key West as well as the
Tri-State Kentucky area and Lima Peru!

PCI is diligently striving to find answers, explanations, and verification
of the paranormal. We want to continually provide comfort and support
through a structured approach to investigating claims of this phenomenon.

10) Author Kerry Cepero

Author Of Titles WARHEAD & MELTDOWN Kerry Cepero will be on hand signing
books and taking pictures with fans. Be there on Saturday as Kerry
releases two new books exclusively for ULTRACON!
Be the first to buy the next book in the WARHEAD: Agent of Destruction
series “RADIOACTIVE” and be the first to own his new book BLACK. Only at
ULTRACON!

11) Tamerlane
Real Life Super Villain Tamberlane will be at Ultracon with his team doing
amazing panels.

12) The Walking Dead Sketch Artist Steve Lydic

Steve Lydic will be at ULTRACON signing prints and “Talking Dead” with fans.

Ultracons Cosplay Guest & Host.

13) Ultracon cosplay host Green Betty cosplay & Jakejames will be leading
the way at the Ultracon cosplay contest.

14) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to: Callie Cosplay

Callie Cosplay is the stage name of Florida costumer Leah Burroughs.
Callie has been Cosplaying for about Two Years now and has gained a
plethora of craftsmanship skills in order to sustain and efficiently build
upon her superhero lifestyle.

Come Out & Visit Callie Cosplay !!

15) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest : Heather 1337.

Come Out & Visit Heather 1337 !!

16) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest: Cujo & T.C Dangerous &
Geekgirl 421 also will be judging our Ultracon contest.

Come Out & Visit Cujo & T.C Dangerous & Geekgirl 421 !!

17) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest :Technecally Toki &
cosplay judge.

Come Out & Visit Technecally Toki !!

18) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest : No Ordinary Balloon Man.

Come Out & Visit No Ordinary Ballon Man !!

19) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest: Harley’s Love Shack.

Come Out & Visit Harley’s Love Shack !!

20) Ultracon gives a warm welcome to cosplay guest: Danny Cosplay

Come Out & Visit Danny Cosplay !!

21) The Pow Wow Radio Show & PSN Radio
They will have a live broadcast Saturday & Sunday
with live interviews of our Guests, Vendors & Fans….

We Will Announce More Guest & Celebrities As We Get Closer to The Event.

Ultra Con Will Feature Collectors And Dealers From All Over the Country
Selling Collectibles New & Vintage, Modern Toys, Custom Toy Work, Anime
Collectibles, Hot Wheels, Old Vintage Sports Cards, Avengers Comic Books,
Comic Art, Star Trek Comic Books and Collectibles. Vintage GI Joe’s From
The 1960′s & 1970′s, Hundreds Of 3 3/4 GI Joe Vehicles & Figures On
Display, , United Kingdom Action Man From The 1960′s& 1970′s, Star Wars
Old & New ,Monsters Old & New Godzilla,Transformers, Dragonball Z, Power
Rangers, Marvel Legends, Marvel
Universe, Toy Biz, Bandai, DC Action Figures Action Figures.

Vendors Info visit Ultracon website at www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Ultracon Ultracon

MystiCon (February 2015)

MystiCon

Convention Name
MystiCon 2015
Convention Website Address
http://mysticon-va.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/27/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/01/2015
About This Convention
MystiCon is back for a fifth geek-tastic year at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, VA! The dates are February 27 – March 1, 2015 and we have a great line-up for fans of all kinds. Our 2015 Media Guest of Honor is none other than SEAN MAHER, “Firefly’s” Simon Tam! Our Writer Guest of Honor is ALAN DEAN FOSTER, author of Star Wars and Star Trek books and the much beloved “Pip & Flinx” series. The rest of the 2015 Guest of Honor line-up is no less spectacular: Art GOH is SCOTT RORIE, a LucasFilm approved Star Wars trading card artist. KEVIN McKEEVER, the Vice President of “Robotech”, is our special Industry GOH. Gaming GOH is CHRISTINA STILES, Fan GOH is JAMES “BUTCH” ALLEN (from MarsCon)and our Music Guest of Honor is Metropolis Records artists BELLA MORTE! The whole affair will be Emceed by the amazing and amusing RICH SIGFRIT! MystiCon 2015 will feature media personalities, writers, author signings and discussions, independent film festival, vendors, masquerade contest, cosplay, LARPing, gaming, children’s programming, fan groups, scholarship auction, and much more! Adult pre-registration admission rates are $35 before 12/31/2014, $40 between 01/01/2015 and 02/21/2015, and $45 at the door. Special discounts for fan groups, children, adult students and military personnel with valid ID. Hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood are $89 per night. Beat the winter blahs and join the fun at MystiCon 2015!
**guest appearances are subject to change**
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn Tanglewood
4468 Starkey Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
44
Projected Attendance
1500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Collectibles
Guests
Sean Maher, Alan Dean Foster, Scott Rorie, Kevin McKeever, Christina Stiles, Bella Morte, James “Butch” Allen, Rich Sigfrit

MystiCon 2015 GOH Roster

Shock Pop Comiccon Set to Launch in Fort Lauderdale in February 2015

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Press Release:

SHOCK POP COMICCON LAUNCHES IN FORT LAUDERDALE FEBRUARY 13-15, 2015

TICKETS AND VIP PACKAGES ON SALE NOW

Fort Lauderdale, FL (August 29, 2014)… Get ready! The 1st Annual Shock Pop Comiccon launches February 13-15, 2015 at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Shock Pop Comiccon is the newest pop culture experience celebrating your favorite movies, television shows, music, comics & animation, and toys & collectibles.  The event will feature an interactive 100,000 square foot show of Celebrities, Comic Artists & Writers, Cosplay, Animation, Music, Anime, Art Exhibits, Vendors, Panels & Autograph sessions, The Karate Kid Reunion, The Stars of Star Trek Continues Web Series, Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary Reunion, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge 30th Anniversary Reunion, Demons 30th Anniversary Reunion, Fire & Ice Reunion, Geek Film Fest, and an Independent Film Maker Contest.

Highlights include (as of August 29, 2014): 

New announcements posted regularly on shockpopcc.com, @shockpopcc, instagram.com/shockpopcc# and facebook.com/shockpopcc

 

Celebrities & Special Guests – Movies/TV/Animation

John Waters – Performing “This Filthy World”

Robert Englund – Freddy in Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

Steven Bauer – Ray Donovan, Scarface

David Anders – Once Upon A Time, Alias, I Zombies

Booboo Stewart – X-Men: Days of Future Past, Twilight Saga

Caity Lotz – Arrow, The Machine

Kristin Bauer – True Blood

Julie Benz – Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dexter

Giancarlo Esposito – Gus Fring from Breaking Bad

Sylvester McCoy- Dr. Who, The Hobbitt

Ralph Macchio – Karate kid, The Outsiders, My Cousin Vinny

C. Thomas Howell – The Outsiders, The Amazing Spiderman, Southland

Danny Trejo – Machete, Machete Kills, Sons of Anarchy

Daniel Cudmore – Colossus in X Men, Voltuir Felix in Twilight Saga

J August Richards – Angel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Michael Rosenbaum – Lex Luther in Smallville

Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams – The Brady Bunch

Martin Kove – The Karate Kid, Rambo

Billy Zabka – The Karate Kid

Mark Ryan – Transformers voice of Lockdown

Jovanka Vuckovic – Clive Barker’s Jacqueline ESS, XX:The First All-Female Horror Anthology

Holly Frazetta – Frazetta Girls

Rytanya Alda – The Deer Hunter, Mommie Dearest

Man of Action – Founders Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle – Creators of Ben 10 and Big Hero 6, producers/writers of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble

H G Lewis – The Godfather of Gore -his films paved the way for modern horror and exploitation – Herschell Gordon Lewis’ BloodMania film debuting in 2015.

 

Cosplay

Ani-mia                         Leeanna Vamp             Nicole Marie Jean

Veron                           The Ghouligans           V is for Villians

219th Umbrella Brain Surgeons                                    Star Wars – 501 Everglades Squad

1701st Fleet                 Buurenaar Verda Clan – Mandalorian Mercs (FL)

 

Comic Artists & Writers

Steve Niles – Author, Novelist, and Screenwriter – 30 Days of Night, Cal Mcdonald, Army of Darkness, Bad Planet

Mark Alan Miller – Seraphim Films – writes, produces, and directs original content alongside master of horror Clive Barker.

Jimmy Palmiotti – writer of comic books, tv, video games and film- Thrill Seeker and Painkiller Jane, All-Star Western, GI Combat, Ame-Comi Girls, video game Injustice: Gods Among U

Amanda Conner – illustrator – Power Girl

Whilce Portacio – writer and artist-The Punisher/X-Men/Iron Man, etc.

William Simpson – artist – Batman, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer, now storyboard artist for Game of Thrones

Ben Templesmith – author and artist – 30 Days of Night, Fell, and worked on Star Wars, Doctor Who, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer

Mike Deodato, Jr. – artist – Malibu’s Santa Claws, Innovation’s Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, Avengers, Elektra, Spiderman

Bob Schreck - Legendary Comics- edited Holy Terror, The Tower Chronicles, and Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero/writing and editing for Marvel and DC Comics

Joe Kelly – Man of Action – I Kill Giants

Duncan Rouleau – Man of Action – The Great Unknown

Steven T. Seagle – Man of Action – it’s a bird…

Gerry Conway – illustrator – Fire and Ice, The Punisher

Cully Hamner – artist and writer-Green Lantern: Mosaic, Blue Beetle, Black Lightning: Year One, Detective Comics. graphic novel Red

Kyle Higgins – writer & film director-Batman franchise at DC comics, Deathstroke, Captain America

Paul Jenkins – writer – Hulk, Origin, Spiderman

Scott Kolins – illustrator – The Flash

Scott Lobdell – writer – Red Hood

Laura Martin – digital color artist-JLA/serenity

John Beatty –illustrator – DC Comics, Captain America, The Punisher

 

Animation

Our talented guests at Shock Pop Comiccon are the voices behind some of The Biggest Characters in DC Comics animation & video games!

Richard Epcar – voice actor – Joker in Justice League, Mortal Kombat Vs DCU

Michael Rosenbaum – voice actor – Flash in Justice League Unlimited

Kristin Bauer – voice actor – Mera in Justice League Unlimited

Giancarlo Esposito – voice actor – Ra’s Al Ghul in Son of Batman.

Steven E. Gordon – Character Designer of X-Men: Evolution, The Swan Princess and The Ultimate Avengers, and Animator, Director, Storyboard Artist and Illustrator

Todd Haberkorn – voice actor – Mr. Spock in Star Trek Continues Web Series, Sgt. Frog as Keroro, Suzuka as Yamato, Ghost Hunt as Naru, Sands of Destruction as Kyrie

Sean Hannon – voice actor – Fire and Ice, 3D character animation

Stephen Mendel – film and voice actor- Fire and Ice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Terminal

Vic Mignogna – anime and video game voice actor – Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Executive Producer and Captain Kirk in Star Trek Continues Web Series

Hal Rayle – voice actor- Transformers, Swat Kids

Maggie Roswell – voice actor- The Simpsons, Fire & Ice

Ellyn Stern – voice actor –  Masaki Kurosaki in the hit anime series Bleach

Joe Casey – Man of Action – Sex

Joe Kelly – Man of Action – I Kill Giants

Duncan Rouleau – Man of Action – The Great Unknown

Steven T. Seagle – Man of Action – it’s a bird

 

Music

Eerie Von – famed musician from Danzig         The Misfits

Samhain                                                           V is for Villians

 

Anime

Vic Mignogna and Todd Haberkorn – Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on the Star Trek Continues Web Series.

Richard Epcar -

Ellyn Stern –

Funimation Screenings

Art of Akira Exhibit

 

Movies

Shock Pop Comiccon Presents GeekFest Film Fest

Features, shorts, web series, trailers, fan films, parody music videos and more!  17 Selections are screening at Shock Pop Comiccon and include: Good Game Directed by Mary Ratliff, Posthuman Project Directed by Kyle Roberts, Valiant Directed by Robin G. Phillips and Star Wars: The Holo Experience Directed by Miguel Angel Sánchez and Cogolludo Santiago Hernández.

“The Outlaws of the Underground” – Indy Film Fest

Highlighting independent film makers who create “underground” horror and grindhouse style films.  Featuring:  Adam Ahlbrandt, Brian Williams, actress Ellie Church, and James Bickert – curator for the Drive in Invasion


Screenings

Director’s Cut -Albert Pyun’s Captain America and Directors Cut – Albert Pyun’s Cyborg.

 

“Friday the 13th Shock Night” –  February 13

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge – 30th Anniversary Reunion

Jack Sholder, Director; David Chaskin, screenwriter; and cast: Robert Englund – Freddy,  Mark Patton – Jesse Walsh; Kim Myers – Lisa Webber, and Robert Rusler – Ron Grady

 

  • Friday the 13th , the original – 35th Anniversary Reunion

Sean S. Cunningham, Creator and Director, and cast:  Ari Lehman – the original Jason Vorhees who will perform with his band First Jason, Adrienne King as Alice, Ron Millkie-Officer Dorf, Harry Manfredini – music score composer, Tom Savini – special effects and makeup legend – creator of original makeup for “Jason”

 

  • Demons – 30th Anniversary Reunion

Lamberto Bava, Director; and cast: Bobby Rhodes, Claudio Simonetti, Geretta Geretta, Sergio Stivaletti

 

  • Zach Galligan – Gremlins, Scott Tepperman – Ghost Hunters International, Crimson Mask Studios and Nightmare Gloves, The Ghouligans, Ken Kirzinger –Jason in Freddy vs. Jason, Patty Mullen – Frankenhooker, Thommy Hutson – wrote and produced documentary – “His Name was Jason – 30 years of Friday the 13th”, H G Lewis – The Godfather of Gore -his films paved the way for modern horror & exploitation – Herschell Gordon Lewis’ BloodMania film debuting in 2015.

 

Fire and Ice – Saturday, February 14

Special Skype appearance by Ralph Bakshi, Director; Gerry Conway, Writer; Sean Hannon; The Frazetta Girls representing the work of Frank Frazetta (deceased) co-creator of Fire and Ice.

 

Artist Alley & Exhibitors

Nightmare Gloves, WerePups, Carnevil zombie make unders, Crimson Mask Studios, Joe the Peacock –largest collection of original art from the Akira animated film, Brian Steward, Gary Niles Pop Art, Krave Art, Last Gasp, Frazetta Girls, 219th Brain Surgeons, Mostly Harmless Pictures, Weekend T.A.R.D.I.S, Adam Ahlbrandt, Big World Pictures, Buurenaar Verda Clan – Mandalorian Mercs(FL), Glasshouse Graphics, Ani-Mia, Eerie Von, Leeanna Vamp, Nicole Marie Jean, Ralph Bakshi Studios.  As of 8/29/14.

 

For exhibitor information, please contact Marc Ferman at shockpopcc@gmail.com.

 

Tickets are on sale now.  VIP Packages coming soon.  Special room rates are available at these fine hotels:  Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach-bahiamarhotel.com, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel – fortlauderdalemarinahtel.com, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale – Marriott.com.  Ask for Shock Pop Comiccon and rates apply through December 10, 2014, or while supplies last. Connect with us:  shockpopcc.com, @shockpopcc, instagram.com/shockpopcc# and facebook.com/shockpopcc

Shock Pop Comiccon LLC is an organization dedicated to providing a unique and thrilling experience for all fans of pop culture, especially comic books and animation.  The show will feature exhibitors, a huge artist alley, intriguing programming, special guests and tons of cosplay.  www.shockpopcc.com.

Comic Book I-CON (October 2014)

Comic Book I-Con

Convention Name
Comic Book I-CON
Convention Website Address
http://www.iowacomicbookclub.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/25/2014
About This Convention
Put on by the Iowa Comic Book Club for the 14th year. Our largest group of vendors of comic books/related merchandise, artist area filled with talent, 2 gaming areas, discussion panels, trivia contest, cosplay contest, and MORE. Admission is only $10 for fans 11 and up. Kids 10 and under FREE with paid adult.
Venue Name and Address
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Fabian Nicieza, Paul Pelletier, Kevin Maguire, Jeff Parker, Phil Hester

Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival (November 2014)

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Convention Name
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival
Convention Website Address
http://vegasvalleycomicbookfestival.org
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/01/2014
About This Convention
It’s baaaaack! The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival returns for its lucky 7th year with a day chock full of activities celebrating comic book culture, including panel discussions, workshops, a vendor marketplace, Artist Alley, food trucks, kids’ crafts & face painting, live music, film screenings and more!

A free, one-day event, it celebrates the illustrated word and takes place annually on the first Saturday in November.

Venue Name and Address
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
3400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Howard Chaykin, Russell Lissau, Spencer Brinkerhoff III, the Fillbach Brothers, Ben Saunders, Nick Mamatas, Chris Staros, Darren J. Gendron, Chales Brownstein, Brian & Kristy Miller, Kirby Krackle, Very Awesome Girls into Nerdy Activities, Hello, the Future!

New Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend Flyer

Ultimate Horror Weekend 2014

Check out the new flyer.

All Information, including hotel deals, on the weekend can be found at
http://www.spookyempire.com

Scene and Reviewed: Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series

Transformers Cybertron

Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series! Relive the Adventures of This Classic Animated TV Series in One Complete Set! Own This Collectible 7-DVD Set on August 5 2014 from Shout! Factory.

I have to admit, I was eagerly awaiting this series release from Shout! Factory. After reviewing the Armada and Energon series, the completionist in me was actually excited to see the arrival of this Transformers collection. Here is the scoop on Cybertron:

“This summer, relive some of the most astonishing classic action battles of ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and complete your home entertainment collection of the rare UNICRON Trilogy. In 2005, TRANSFORMERS fans were introduced to the animated series TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON, the third installment of the rare UNICRON Trilogy–consisting of ARMADA, ENERGON and CYBERTRON. UNICRON has been defeated, but his destruction has created a black hole, which is threatening the AUTOBOTS’ home world of CYBERTRON. It’s up to OPTIMUS PRIME, his team of AUTOBOTS and their new human friends–Coby, Lori and Bud–to secure the four mystical Cyber Planet Keys, in order to destroy the black hole. Unfortunately, MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS are always lurking. And if the Cyber Planet Keys fall into their hands, it could mean the end of life as we know it. The race is on!”

As I said of the Energon series, “None of the Transformers series have ever been perfect. It’s all in what you choose to take away from the experience.” That same philosophy applies when watching the Cybertron series. The CGI was on par with, if not slightly better than, its predecessor. I wish that they had developed the animation a little more, rather than reusing some of the same footage over and over for many of the transformation and fight sequences. But that is easily forgivable. Remember, He-Man was practically the same shots in every episode. If they can get away with it, so can the Transformers. But I digress. The English dubbing was greatly improved over previous efforts. I guess after the harsh criticisms that were received for the shortcomings of Armada and Energon, a little extra care was taken this go round. The noticeable efforts paid off.

As for the plot….meh. I mean, it’s the Transformers. I wasn’t wholly enthralled by the story lines of the previous two series, so why should this one be any different? It takes a few episodes for the story to really pick up. Then mid-series, Cybertron becomes somewhat repetitive with the racing (fans of the show will know what I’m talking about). Eventually, they get back on board with the original plot and the pace of the series really gains momentum. It’s always fun to see fan favorites like Starscream, Galvatron and Wing Saber in action. And, who doesn’t love it when Optimus Prime yells “Roll Out” to the Autobots?

All in all, Transformers Cybertron was exactly what you’d expect from a Transformers series. The show improved with each installment of the trilogy. Cybertron was a fun way to close out the Unicron epoch. Shout! Factory did a wonderful job putting these series together in a DVD collection any fan will enjoy. The Unicron series is a great way to introduce younger children to the wonderment that is the Transformers. All three installments have been reasonably priced and are an affordable way to expand your Transformers collection. Reviewing all three series has indeed been entertaining. Honestly, I would rather watch the Transformers Cybertron series over any of the Michael Bay films.

“On August 5, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES, featuring all action-packed episodes collected in one deluxe 7-DVD box set. Whether reliving the childhood memory or discovering this series for the first time, this is an essential home collection for every fan, collectors and entire family to complete their TRANSFORMERS home entertainment library. This complete series 7-DVD set is priced to own at $44.99 SRP.”

About Hasbro Studios:

Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro’s brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. Joe 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro’s brands as well as production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.

About Shout! Factory:

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blue-Ray offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music, and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY nominated “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California.

Atomicon Comics Expo XXXI (August 2014)

We are one month away from the long-awaited RETURN of ATOMICON Comics Expo XXXI, to be held on SATURDAY, August 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Holiday Inn of Manahawkin, located at 151 RT. 72 East in Manahawkin N.J. (Exit 63 off of the Garden State Parkway) near the juncture of RT. 72 and RT.9.

*Special Holiday Weekend LOW Admission Charge of Just ONE Dollar for Adults and Teens (Kids are FREE) guarantees that YOU have MORE to SPEND in our Climate-controlled Dealers Room on TENS of THOUSANDS of COMICS (Golden Age to Present), DVDs, Action Figures, Supplies, and all manner of Comic Collectibles!

*Free, Free, FREE!: FREE Admission for Kids (12-and-Under)…FREE Parking for Con attendees in the Hotel parking lot…FREE Comics for the First 100 Patrons!

*Dandy DOOR PRIZES!: Our Atomicon give-aways can’t be beat: Bat-Bux $howca$h, our “famous” Mystery Box ‘O’ Stuff (over $100 value inside), the Free GAS CARD Give-away…plus a special “Dealers Only” Door Prize, awarded at end of the show!

*Garrulous Guest ARTISTS!: Rick (Zach & the Zombie) CELANO, Doug (Sugar Ray Finhead) BARON, Andrew LETA (first time at this show)…

*NEW this year: Special Charity AUCTION: a special Comic Auction will be held at 1 p.m., featuring hard-to-find collectibles, right alongside unbeatable bargains for collectors on a budget…all for a Good Cause (to be specified at the show)!

*Easy ACCESS: Take the Garden State Parkway or Route 9 (for north-south travel) and RT. 72 (east-west), to find us, quick and easy, on a 6-lane highway. No car? No problem! Use the Rt.9 BUS (Atlantic City/Lakewood line) and get off at Rt.72..!

*TRADITION!: For 15 Years (and 30 shows), ATOMICON has been synonymous with Always Affordable Family Entertainment…and a MegaTON of Comic FUN! DON’T let the summer pass without taking in a N.J. Shore TRADITION: the ONE…the ONLY…the ORIGINAL ATOMICON! It’s a bird…it’s a plane…It’s YOU…at ATOMICON! Be there…or Be SQUARE! – The Promotion Team at Surf Pirates Productions

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Albany Comic Con (November 2014)

Albany

Convention Name
Albany Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/09/2014
About This Convention
The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 6th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.

The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide.

Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Rd.
Albany, New York 12205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Joe Sinnott, Matthew Dow Smith, Richard Clark, Paul Harding, Fred hembeck, Joe Orsak, Jack purcell, an dmany more

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SC Comicon (February 2015)

SCCC

Convention Name
SC Comicon 2015
Convention Website Address
http://sccomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/21/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/22/2015
About This Convention
SC Comicon is a family friendly comic and gaming convention in Greenville, SC. In 2014, SC Comicon became the first all-ages, comic-centric convention in the upstate area and saw an attendance of over 6,500 people! Approaching its sophomore year, SC Comicon 2015 is expanding into a bigger space, offering more events, and is excited to welcome even more special guests.
Venue Name and Address
TD Convention Center
1 Exposition Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
7500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Jeremy Dale, Sanford Greene, Tony Shasteen

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