Awesome Toy Collector Show (Pearland, TX) (June 2014)

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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)
06/22/2014
About This Convention
Pearland, Texas (South Houston)
Awesome Toy Collector Show
Sunday June 22,2014Hilton Garden Inn – Houston / Pearland
1201 Shadow Creek Parkway
Pearland,Texas 77584
(From HWY 288 South turn west on Shadow Creek Parkway/ FM 2234)Buy – Sell – Trade with collectors and dealers of vintage to modern toy collectibles such as
Action Figures,Barbies,Die Cast Toys,GI Joe,Hot Wheels,Marvel Legends, Power Rangers,Star Trek,Star Wars,Transformers,Walking Dead,Wrestling figures and more !

Hours:11am – 4pm Admission:$2.00 (kids 12 and under free with paying adult)
Early Buyer Admission:$5.00 (10am -11am only)
Only the first 100 collectors will be admitted during the Early Buyer Hour !

Win a $25.00 shopping spree ! Drawings at 10:30am and 3:30pm

Thinking about selling your toy collection ?
Dealer Tables: (25 – 6ft. available)
Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS 3:00PM WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE SHOW
$10.00 LATE FEE ADDED TO TABLES SOLD AFTER 3:00PM WEDNESDAY (IF AVAILABLE)
Call or e – mail today for availability !

For more info contact:
Awesome Collector Shows
Po Box 5055
Waco,Texas 76708
(254)722 -2399
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website: www.awesomecollectorshows.com
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Venue Name and Address
Hilton Garden Inn – Houston / Pearland
1201 Shadow Creek Parkway
Pearland, Texas 77584
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books

Fairy Tales and The King of Monsters Together at Spooky Empire’s May-Hem 2014

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FAIRY TALES AND THE KING OF MONSTERS TOGETHER IN ORLANDO!

 ORLANDO, FL – Kick off the summer with one of the greatest fan events to come to Orlando!

Spooky Empire’s May-Hem convention takes place May 30th-June 1st at The DoubleTree at Universal Studios 5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819). A three day weekend with something for everyone!

The first of two Spooky Empire conventions in 2014 brings a fantastic guest list covering not just the horror genre but SciFi, Fantasy, Rock n Roll and more!

Celebrate two film anniversaries starting with actors from the original 1954 “Godzilla” film. Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima (the man behind the Godzilla mask) make a rare convention appearance together to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the original film and of course the most recent hit the “Godzilla 2014” redo.

The second appearance would honor the 30th Anniversary of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Meet original cast members Robert Englund “Freddy Krueger”, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss and Ronee Blakley.

“Once Upon a Time” fans get a real treat when cast members make a rare first time appearance together. Meet Lana Parrilla “Regina” (her first convention appearance), Lee Arenberg “Grumpy”, Rebecca Mader “The Wicked Witch”, and Sean Maguire “Robin Hood”. The cast will be available for autographs, photo ops and a Q&A!

To round off this guest list full of headliners is writer and director John Carpenter. John Carpenter’s list of classic films include “Halloween”, “They Live”, “Escape From New York”, “Christine” and countless more.

Spooky Empire always brings a little rock ‘n’ roll to the mix! This year they’ve added “Misfits” members Doyle and Dr. Chud, “The Ramones” own Marky Ramone, and even Ex-“Runaways” members Lita Ford and Cherie Currie.

Wrestling fanactics do not want to miss out on our Friday event “In the Pit with Piper” featuring the one and only “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka! This will be and event to go down in history!

Plus tons more celebrity guests available for meet and greets and autographs all weekend including Disney’s own Pat Carroll (Ursula) from “The Little Mermaid, Jamie Kennedy “Scream” and “Ghost Whisperer”, Laurie Holden “The Walking Dead” and even a gathering of the original “Halloween” cast with Nick Castle, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Will Sandin, Nancy Loomis and Tommy Lee Wallace!

Spooky Empire is not just about the guests, they have some monstrous events lined up as always. Check out the schedule for events such as : Huge vendor room, live performances, panels and Q&As, Tattoo Festival with special guest artists, Charity Poker Tournament, Monster Museums, films, and for the first time a Dia De Los Muertos Opening Party which takes place starting at 12pm on Friday afternoon.

Closing out the weekend is Spooky Empire’s annual costume contest on Sunday. This year’s contest is sponsored by Orlando’s “Legends: A Haunting at Old Town”. $1,000 in cash prizes and more for winners!

 Get your discount advance tickets online now! Just $50 for a 3 day pass ($60 at the door). Daily passes available as well!

 Visit spookyempire.com for more information or call the Spooky Empire Hotline at 954-258-7852

Contact:
Pete Mongelli
Spooky Empire, Inc.
954-258-7852
http://www.spookyempire.com

 

The Cast of Spartacus Hits Hartford Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

Hartford Comic Con is this weekend! Holy Smokes Batman!

HCC features top celebrity talents like:

Michael Massee: Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2
Giancarlo Esposito: Breaking Bad, Revolution, Once Upon A Time
Katrina Law: Spartacus, Arrow
*NEW* Liam McIntyre: Spartacus
*NEW* Kyla Kenedy: Walking Dead
*NEW* Ellen Hollman: Spartacus
*NEW* Steven Dunlevy: Spartacus
*NEW* Anna Hutchinson: Spartacus, Cabin in the Woods, Power Rangers
Brando Eaton: Dexter, Cabin Fever, Zoey 101

TOP COMIC CREATORS!

We have the comic industries top talents including special guests X-Men’s Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale from Captain America, Jimmy Cheung from Original Sin, Eisner winning cover artist: The Reverend Dave Johnson, Kaare Andrews from Iron Fist, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb from Adventure Time and The Midas Flesh, Sam Ellis from Archer, David Rodriguez from Skylanders, Matthew Dow Smith and Blair Shedd from Doctor Who, Sara Richard and Agnes Garbowska from My Little Pony, Craig Rousseau from Batman ’66, the crews from Big Dog Ink and Station Studios and so many more!

Game ON!

League of Legends live tournament is available! Shout casted by Brando Eaton and guests. Magic Draft Events and Yu-gi-oh Box Tournaments are also available for sign up. Sign up now for chances to win fantastic prizes and get your game on!

KIDS rule at HCC!

Introducing a full KidConn to happening during the two days of fun.

Cosplay your thing?

Bringing their creative skills are Riddle1, BelleChere, Nadyasonika, Nikkinevermore, Echo Endless, and Miggy Jagger!
We offer fun for the whole family!

Special events!

Gallery Show at the Tobacco Shop, Drink and Draw at McKinnon’s Irish Pub, and the after party at City Steam Brewery! Full details at the link!

Expected attendance will reach 12-15 thousand our first year!

Tickets are available for online purchase here…

RSVP on Facebook!

Hartford Comic Con will take place on May 31 – June 1, 2014 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. For more information, tickets, registration, and the complete list of guests please check out the website: www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow them on Twitter (@ HartfordCon) and Facebook!

Atomicon Comics Expo (June 2014)

We’ll be celebrating Batman’s Diamond Jubilee at Atomicon XXXI Comics Expo on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Holiday Inn of Manahawkin, N.J. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Exit 63 off of the Garden State Parkway, at the junction of Rt. 72E and Rt. 9)!

* LOW, Low Admission Price of Just $2 for Adults and Teens means YOU have MORE to SPEND in the climate-controlled Dealers’ Room on TENS of THOUSANDS of COMICS (Golden Age to Present), Action Figures, Toys, DVDs, and other Comics 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: Bat-Bux $howca$h (use these Gotham City banknotes like REAL $$ anywhere in the Dealers Room), our infamous Mystery Box ‘O’ Stuff (over $100 value inside), Comp Movie Tickets (see your favorite summer super-hero movie on us) and the Free Gas Card Give-away (win Free Gas for your return trip home)..!
* Guest CREATORS in attendance! Check our listing on ConventionScene.com for Attending Guest announcements. Meet and greet Real Comic ARTISTS signing autographs, selling sketches and making COMICS come alive right before your eyes!
* Easy ACCESS: via Rt.9 or the GSP (north-south) and Rt. 72 (east-west). No car? No problem! Use the Rt.9 Bus (Atlantic City/Lakewood line). Just 10 minutes from Long Beach Island…and 30 minutes from Atlantic City!
* For 15 Years (and 31 shows), Atomicon has always stood for Always Affordable Family Entertainment…and a MegaTON of Comic FUN! It’s the Caped Crusader’s 75th Birthday…Don’t miss it! – The Promo Team at Surf Pirate Productions

Atomicon June 2014 Flyer

Pop Culture Expo 2014 Panels Announced

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The panels for Pop Culture Expo have officially been announced and are up for viewing at http://www.popcultureexpo.com/collections/panels!

As stated on the site, each of the convention rooms hold a capacity of only 150 attendees, ensuring that the fans are able to have a close, personal experience with the guests of the Expo.

These panels will include guests such as Game of Thrones stars Kristian Nairn and Esme Bianco, Alaina Huffman of Supernatural, Smallville, and SGU, and Sam Huntington of Being Human to name a few. Also, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters, Ernie Hudson will be in attendance as a guest to a panel dedicated to the film!

Now, about that convention room capacity? You can reserve your spot in advance, as well as get additional information on the Expo here: www.popcultureexpo.com.

The Great Allentown Comic Con! – Summer Show (July 2014)

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Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con! – Summer Show 2014
Convention Website Address
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/12/2014
About This Convention
Saturday July 12th 2014 10am-6pm
Merchants Square – 1901 S. 12th St Allentown, PA 18103
Admission: $12; Kids 12 and under FREE! SAVE $2 OFF when you arrive in costume!
10,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Guests, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes All Day!
Special Events include:
Costume Contests!
Q&A Panels
Door Prizes & More!Media Guests include:
Nicholas Brendon – Xander Harris on Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Roger Jackson – Voice of Scream Villain “Ghostface” and Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo!
Power Rangers actress – Karan Ashley!
Former Wrester – Brimstone!Cosplay and Costuming Groups:
Celebrity Cosplayer and entertainer – Nicole Marie Jean!
Mandalorian Mercs – Star Wars Costuming Group
Imperial Klingon Forces -Star Trek Costuming Group
The Finest – Gi Joe Costuming Group

Artists Guests include:
Image Comics FURIOUS creator – Bryan JL Glass!
Dark Horse Comics: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist – Rebekah Isaacs!
Voltron Artist – Bill Spangler!
Capes & Babes Webcomic Artist – Chris Flick!
Ninja’s Don’t Knit Webcomic Artist – Chris Grillo!
Publishers include:
Hound Comics!
Nemesis Studios!
Mytron Comics!
Additional Media, Artists, and Panel Schedules to be announced, for up to date information visit:www.AllentownComicCon.com

Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square
1901 S. 12th St.
Allentown, PENNSYLVANIA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
85
Projected Attendance
3000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Nicholas Brendon, Rebekah Isaacs, Roger Jackson, Karan Ashley, Nicole Marie Jean, Marie Grey, Bill Spangler, Chris Flick, Darren Auck, The Finest, Mandolorian Mercs

Awesome Comic Book Collector Show (Austin, TX) (June 2014)

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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)
06/08/2014
About This Convention
Austin,Texas
“Awesome Comic Book Collector Show ”
Sunday June 8,2014Omni Hotel – Southpark
4140 Govenors Row
Austin,Texas 78744
(IH -35 @ Hwy 71 Exit # 231 / East Ben White )

Buy – Sell – Trade for your favorite vintage to modern comic books and related collectibles.
Meet local small press comics (SPX) artists,writers,and publishers

Hours:11am – 4pm Admission:$2.00
(Kids 12 and under free with paying adult)
The Early Buyer Hour Admission:$5.00 (10am -11am only)
Only the first 100 people will be allowed in during the Early Buyer Hour !

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

Win a $25 shopping spree! Drawings at 10:30am and 3:30pm

Dealer Tables: (25 – 6ft. available)
Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS 3:00PM WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE SHOW
$10.00 LATE FEE ADDED TO TABLES SOLD AFTER 3:00PM WEDNESDAY (IF AVAILABLE)
Call or e – mail today for availability !

For more info contact:
Awesome Collector Shows
Po Box 5055
Waco,Texas 76708
(254)722 -2399
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website: www.awesomecollectorshows.com
like us on facebook / awesome comic book collector show

Venue Name and Address
Omni Hotel -Southpark
4140 Govenors Row
Austin, Texas 78744
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

DMC Rocks Boston Comic Con 2014

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A bonafide legend in the music industry appears this year at Boston Comic Con: DARRYL “DMC” McDANIELS of the iconic hip-hop group Run DMC will appear to debut his new project Darryl Makes Comics, LLC! A musical and cultural innovator, his was the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, and the first to appear on MTV. The Grammy-nominated artist has changed music, culture, fashion and language.

DMC now embarks on his next project that aims to change the face of pop culture forever! Combining two of his first loves, hip hop culture and comic books, DMC is ready to throw his hat into the ring as an independent publisher with an original comic series to be released this summer!

A devoted comic book aficionado who sold his childhood collection to purchase his first set of turntables, DMC is teaming up with prominent artists and writers of the comic book and music world to craft the first 100% authentic, unapologetic, indie, hip hop comic book. Read more about his comics at the link!

Previously announced guests include Sean Astin, Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Sam Witwer, Simon Bisley, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Danielle Corsetto, Ivy Doomkitty, Adam Kubert, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Scott Snyder, Skottie Young, and many more! For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link!

RSVP on Facebook!

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Awesome Comic Book Collector Show (Katy, TX) (June 2014)

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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)
06/01/2014
About This Convention
Katy,Texas (West Houston)
“Awesome Comic Book Collector Show ”
Sunday June 1,2014

Hilton Garden Inn – Houston / Katy
2409 Texmati Drive
Katy,Texas 77494
(From IH -10 West Exit # 741 / Katy Mills Road)
Free Parking and ATM on Site

Buy – Sell – Trade for your favorite vintage to modern comic books and related collectibles.
Meet local small press comics (SPX) artists,writers,and publishers

Hours:11am – 4pm Admission:$2.00
(Kids 12 and under free with paying adult)
The Early Buyer Hour Admission:$5.00 (10am -11am only)
Only the first 100 people will be allowed in during the Early Buyer Hour !

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

Win a $25 shopping spree! Drawings at 10:30am and 3:30pm

Dealer Tables: (25 – 6ft. available)
Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
Deadline for payment is the Wednesday before the show
$10.00 late fee added to tables sold after Wednesday(if available)
Call or e – mail today for availability !

For more info contact:
Awesome Collector Shows
Po Box 5055
Waco,Texas 76708
(254)722 -2399
e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
website: www.awesomecollectorshows.com
follow us on facebook / awesome comic book collector show

Venue Name and Address
Hilton Garden Inn – Houston / Katy
2409
Katy, Texas 77494
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

Charlotte Comicon Spring 2014 Con Report!

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For 12 years, Rick Fortenberry and Dave Hinson (of Dave’s Comics in Fort Mill, SC) have been delighting Charlotte area comic book collectors with their Charlotte Comicon. The show is held three times a year–in April, August and December–and never fails to entertain. I suppose this would be a good time to mention that I have been involved with this show in both a volunteer and working capacity for a couple of years now. But, I promise not to let personal feelings get in the way of an honest convention report.

The Charlotte Comicon averages between 1,100-2,000 visitors per show, with ages ranging from toddler to senior citizen. Most of them are die hard comic collectors, as this show is predominantly a ‘trade show’. With 35 vendors and 24 special guests (artists, authors, and so forth) at their April 13, 2014 show, there were plenty of treasures to be found. I have seen this show grow exponentially in recent years, even causing them to change venues to their current home at the Crown Plaza Executive Park Hotel.

One aspect of the show that has continued to expand is the Cosplay participation. Years ago, the number of attendees in costume was less than 100. Now, hundreds show up at Charlotte Comicon dressed not only as their favorite comic book characters, but recognizable characters from movies, television, novels, anime, manga, and more. This year’s spring show had 164 contestants just  for their costume contest! I do not envy the job of the judges, whatsoever. There were multiple age divisions for competition and Honorable Mention awards given out as well. Winners from each division were given cash prizes that they could spend in the dealer room. The costume contest is one of the bigger draws for the younger crowd that attends each show.

Seeking to connect with their cosplay fan base, Fortenberry and Hinson arranged for a special Secrets of Cosplay panel. The hour-long panel featured professional cosplayers DJ Spider, Amberle Linnea, Todd Lacey, Eve Madison and ‘The Clown Prince of Charlotte’ Victor Goldberg. Each panelist addressed specific topics such as the politics of cosplay, construction tips, and staying in character. It was standing room only in the ballroom that housed the panel, as the audience hung on their every word. Some went so far as to take notes during the panel and many hands went up when it was time for the Q & A segment. I know a lot of the familiar faces who attend the Charlotte Comicon regularly came away from that session eager to put their knowledge to use. The level of costumes at the summer show should be extraordinary.

Another new addition to the spring show was the Tribute to Charlton Comics panel, featuring Michael Eury (Editor-in-Chief Back Issue Magazine), Dan Johnson (Comics Historian) and Fester Faceplant (Artist, Writer). This hour-long panel with Q & A gave a unique history of Charlton Comics, 1946-1985, and the original characters that ended up being acquired and re-imagined by the likes of DC Comics. I admit, I knew nothing going into this panel, but by the end was fascinated with the industry and the backstory of the likes of The Watchmen. The Charlton Arrow #1 was being sold in limited quantities after the panel. Charlton Arrow is a limited edition collection of stories by Charlton veterans as well as contributors from DC Comics, Marvel and  Archie. This historical look at the world of comics was enough to make me hungry for more. I hope that Charlotte Comicon will continue to include such panels.

All in all, Charlotte Comicon is exactly what they claim to be: a family-friendly show. For six hours and $5.00 (free if you are in costume or under the age of 12) you can enjoy a day meeting authors, watching artists paint and draw bringing characters to life before your eyes, and take in one of the wackiest costume parades I have ever seen. Here’s where my honesty  kicks in…if you have trouble with tight spaces, you might want to consider that when attending one of their shows. They get more and more crowded each time and maneuverability in the dealer room can be daunting at times, especially if you are wearing a costume. Beyond the tight quarters, I have never had a bad experience at a Charlotte Comicon.

There was a big announcement made at the spring show, however, that should alleviate some of the traffic. Fortenberry and Hinson will be adding a third ballroom for the remainder of the 2014 shows. This additional room will house a Toy Show, with vendors and collectibles as far as the eye can see. With comics in one room, toys and collectibles in another, and cosplay/panels in yet another room, even if their attendance doubles as a result, it shouldn’t feel crowded and will remain a fun and affordable outing for families. I’m looking forward to watching this little show grow and grow. Who knows? Perhaps in the near future it could end up being a full weekend? Until then, I don’t think Charlotte Comicon or its fans have anything to worry about.

The next show will be held from 10am to 4pm on August 3, 2014. Information can be found at charlottecomicon.com

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Michael Eury, Dan Johnson and Fester Faceplant lead the Tribute to Charlton Comics Panel.

Michael Eury, Dan Johnson and Fester Faceplant lead the Tribute to Charlton Comics Panel.

DJ Spider, Amberle Linnea, Todd Lacey, Eve Madison and Victor Goldberg lead the Secrets of Cosplay Panel.

DJ Spider, Amberle Linnea, Todd Lacey, Eve Madison and Victor Goldberg lead the Secrets of Cosplay Panel.

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