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  • Avatar/Korra Exhibit Draws Record-Breaking Crowd

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    Last Saturday night Gallery Nucleus opened a tribute exhibition of art to the Nickelodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender and its spinoff The Legend of Korra. Hundreds of fans, many of whom cosplaying their favorite characters, waited for hours in eager anticipation with lines ultimately stretching around the building and down the block. Co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino were on hand to sign autographs for a limited number of attendees. The artwork on display included both early development art and original pieces created by Avatar/Korra production artists and fans selected for inclusion.

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    Co-creator Mike DiMartino with the sold out Korrasami print

    Nucleus owner Ben Zhu, a self-avowed fan of Korra, said he got in touch with Nickelodeon around the middle of the third season to start planning the art show. “Little did we know that we would be the main event post show and no other fans events were in the works,” said Zhu in an email, “So in that sense, we got lucky.” Avatar/Korra co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dimartino remarked that they already knew of Nucleus’s reputation when they were approached because of the animation exhibitions it had hosted in the past. “It worked out nicely,” said Konietzko, “Lots of the crew from both shows are here so it’s kind of a family reunion.”

    When asked about the future of 2D animation, Konietzko said the industry is currently in something of a Golden Age in television with more people going to art school specifically to study animation. Pointing to the artists represented in the exhibition, he and DiMartino agreed that they represent the future and will be the ones creating their own shows in the years to come.

    During the opening only the first people in the gallery were given wristbands to get signatures from Konietzko and DiMartino. But the many attending artists from each show, including Joaquim Dos Santos, Angela Song Mueller, Colin Heck, Johane Matte, Giancarlo Volpe, Emily Tetri, Kenji Ono, Elsa Garagarza, Will Ruzicka, and more, mingled with fans and very graciously signed art books and prints. Also voice actors PJ Byrne (Bolin), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami),Dee Bradley Baker (Tarrlok and every single animal) and his daughter Cora (young Korra) also made appearances to meet fans and snap selfies. All told, a reported 1,500 people showed up to indulge in their fandom. Ben Zhu said, “This event broke attendance records for us and is the most attended show in our gallery’s history just above the Final Fantasy X/X2 game release event and the Harry Potter Tribute Exhibition. We knew the event was going to be big but anticipated maybe 2/3 the actual attendance.”

    When asked if the story of Korra will continue in comic form as Avatar: The Last Airbender has, DiMartino remained cryptic but said if anything were to continue it would be there. He spoke well of the creative team behind the Dark Horse title, writer Gene Luen Yang and artist team Gurihiru, saying they are so talented they need very little direction.

    The artwork for the exhibition will remain on display till March 22. The closing event on Saturday March 21st will feature a Q&A panel with Konietzko and DiMartino but is most likely to be restricted to 100-150 people. Fans are encouraged to follow Gallery Nucleus on their Facebook page and Twitter to get the latest news.

    Record breaking crowd fills Gallery Nucleus

    Record breaking crowd fills Gallery Nucleus

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    Avatar Aang & Katara cosplayers

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    The very first drawing of Aang and early versions of Naga and Momo by co-creator Bryan Konietzko

     

    "Past Lives": Nesting dolls depicting the Avatar's previous incarnations.

    “Past Lives”: Nesting dolls depicting the Avatar’s previous incarnations.

    Artist Kenji Ono poses with his contributed pieces

    Artist Kenji Ono poses with his contributed pieces

    The Great Lakes Comic Expo (July 2015)

    The Great Lakes Comic Expo

    Convention Name
    The Great Lakes Comic Expo
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.greatlakescomicexpo.com
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    07/18/2015
    About This Convention
    Special Guests include Keith Pollard, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, and Jason Moore! Comic Books, Toys, and Collectibles
    Venue Name and Address
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    38900 Harper Ave
    Clinton Twp, MI 48036
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    50
    Projected Attendance
    400
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Keith Pollard, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore

    The Great Lakes Comic Expo

    Fantasticon Toledo (April 2015)

    Fantasticon

    Convention Name
    Fantasticon Toledo
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.fantasticon.net/
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    04/11/2015
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    04/12/2015
    About This Convention
    The Fantasticon is a mid-size show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors. The fans that come to our shows are true collectors that are looking for those rare items for their personal collections. Most leave very satisfied as we pride ourselves on having great dealers and artists at our shows. If you collect it, you will find it at a Fantasticon Show. We also are very proud of the fact that our admission price is the lowest of any of the other shows. And the cost for being an exhibitor or artist at the Fantasticon is far less than any other comic cons out there.

    Fantasticon Toledo will take place at the Grand Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Toledo on April 11th and 12th. Some of our special guests will include Jeremy London, Scott Spiegel, Moses Moseley & Theshay West, Toledo’s own Dirk Manning, and many more!

    Venue Name and Address
    Grand Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
    444 N. Summit Street
    Toledo, Ohio 43604
    United States
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    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Jeremy London, Scott Spiegel, Moses Moseley, Theshay West, Dirk Manning, Arvell Jones, Richard Comely, Keith Pollard, Scott Rosema, Jason Moore, William Messner-Loebs, Jordan Trovillion, War Machine, Alloy Ash

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    Hickory Con (May 2015)

    Hickory Con

    Convention Name
    Hickory Con
    Convention Website Address
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hickory-comic-con/766161760075940
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    05/30/2015
    About This Convention
    Artist list includes Andy Smith, Budd Root, Stacey Fleming, and Brian Monroe are just a few of the artist that will be attending.You can get you own sketch from any of these guys!
    We will have the 501 Star Wars Brigade, Star Trek Fleet and the Klingon Assault Group as well. Bring your camera!
    We will have Tons of comics, toys, and lots of other collectibles to choose from. we will also have a yugioh card tournament and 3 booster boxes will be given away in prizes $10 entry for tournament.
    Costume Contest !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Admission to the show is $4.00 entry for adults and $2.00 for children 13 and under at the door. a fun filled day for all. Hope to see you there.
    Venue Name and Address
    1960 13th Avenue Drive SE
    Hickory, NC 28602
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    65
    Projected Attendance
    800
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Gaming
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Andy Smith, Budd Root

    Big Apple Con Celebrates 20th Anniversary with March 2015 Show

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    COME CELEBRATE THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF…MIKE CARBO’S BIG APPLE CON

    Comic Books, Celebs, Cosplay & more…

    Saturday, March 7th 10am~6pm Penn Plaza Pavilion, NYC

    Big Apple Con logoIn celebration of its 20th ANNIVERSARY, MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE CON, New York City’s longest-running comic book/sci-fi/fantasy/horror/Cosplay convention, returns to PENN PLAZA PAVILION (401 7th Ave @ 33rd Street -opposite Madison Square Garden) on SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015 from 10am to 6pmThis amazing explosion of pop-culture will bring together top comics creators, celebrities, pro wrestlers, dealers, panel discussions, a costume contest & more in one incredible day! There will be hundreds of tables of comics, toys, posters, videos, original art, t-shirts & other collectibles, with everything from the world’s rarest comics as well as the newest and coolest books for sale!

    BIG APPLE CON proudly hosts a full “Artists Alley” of comic book, animation, and trading card creators, illustrators & writers, including: Rich Buckler (Deathlok, Fantastic Four), James O’Barr (The Crow), Mark Bode (Cobalt 60, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk, Wolverine), Ramona Fradon (Super Friends, Aquaman), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Bucky O’Hare), Basil Gogos (Famous Monsters of Filmland), Bill Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock), Bob Rozakis (‘Mazing Man, Joker’s Daughter), Bill Plympton (the “King of Indie Animation”), Bob Camp (Ren & Stimpy, ThunderCats), Tom DeFalco (Thor, Spider-Girl),  Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man, Daredevil),  Jim Salicrup (Avengers, Papercutz), Sean Chen (Iron Man, Valiant Comics), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Green Lantern), Rodney Ramos (Punisher War Journal, Transmetropolitan), and Brian Kong (Upper Deck, MLB, NBA, NFL).

    The headlining media celebrity guests include: Pro Wrestlers “Rowdy” Roddy PiperJake “The Snake” Roberts, and Brimstone, Power Rangers Jason David Frank and Steve Cardenas, The Walking Dead’s Chris Harrelson, Moses Moseley and Theshay WestParis Themmen (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Star Trek: Voyager), GinaMarie Zimmerman (Big Brother), Johnny Brennan (Jerky Boys, Family Guy), John Altamura (Toxic Avenger 2 & 3), and Mike Zapic, Ming Chen Robert Bruce from AMC’s Comic Book Men.

     Captain Zorikh’s Costume Contest will once again bring the most amazing costumers and Cosplayers together for a fast-paced, exciting show of creative excellence!

    DATE: Saturday, March 7th ~ 10am -6pm

    PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion ~ 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St.

    TICKETS: $20 (adult) $10 (child) At the Door: $20/$10

    TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.nycbm.com

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bigappleconvention

    Awesome Comic Book Collector Show (Houston, TX) (April 2015)

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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)
    04/12/2015
    About This Convention
    Houston,Texas
    “Awesome Comic Book Collector Show ”
    Sunday April 12,2015Wyndham Hotel – Houston / Energy Corridor
    14703 Park row
    Houston,Texas 77079
    (near intersection of Hwy 6 and IH -10 West)

    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:$3.00 (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,1:30pm and 3:30pm

    Dealer Tables: (40 – 6ft. available)
    Pre pay with paypal : $50.00 each per table
    DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS 3:00PM ONE WEEK ( 7 DAYS) 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 218089
    Houston,Texas 77218
    e-mail: info@awesomecollectorshows.com
    website: www.awesomecollectorshows.com
    like us on facebook / awesome comic book collector show

    Venue Name and Address
    Wyndham Hotel – Energy Corridor
    14703 Park Row
    Houston, Texas 77079
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    40
    Projected Attendance
    400
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Collectibles

    Win a LEGO Justice League Vs. Bizarro League Combo Pack with Batzarro Minifig!

    Lego fans wait no more! LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League is here along with an awesome Bizarro name-generator app and exclusive Digital Trading Cards.

    One lucky winner will receive LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack + with Batzarro LEGO minifigure!

    Deadline to enter is March 4, 2015.

    Justice League LEGO

    The Story: Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.

    Superman Digital Exclusive Trading Card

    Download and print out free trading cards!

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    Each household is only eligible to win LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) Blu-ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

    Warner Home Video is sponsoring this contest and has provided the prize and materials.

    The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Giveaway open to the U.S. and Canada.

    Albany Comic Con (June 2015)

    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)
    06/07/2015
    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 7th 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
    150
    Projected Attendance
    1200
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Joe Sinnott, Joe Staton, Ron Marz, Todd Dezago, Fred Hembeck, Mike Raicht, Mark McKenna, Matthew Dow Smith, and many more.

    Albany

    Guess who’s coming to MegaCon Brother?!?

    Hulk Hogan

    Professional wrestling icon and WWE Hall of Famer, Hulk Hogan has been added to the media guest lineup for MegaCon 2015.

    Hulk Hogan will be appearing on Saturday, with a limited appearance on Sunday (detailed schedule to follow) for MegaCon 2015.

    for more information on MegaCon visit their website.

    NorthEast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza Winter Edition (December 2015)

    NorthEast Comic Con

    Convention Name
    NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza Winter Edition
    Convention Website Address
    http://necomiccon.net/pages/necc-home
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    12/05/2015
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    12/06/2015
    About This Convention
    NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, a Pop Culture Expo, is a family friendly event featuring all things that appeal to fans of Comics, Movies, Television and Nerd Culture. Celebrities signing Autographs. National and local Artists, Authors, Musicians along with Vendors selling Comics, Toys, Autographs, Memorabilia, Clothing, Artwork and objects of Geek Culture. Cosplay (costumes) contests and Video Game tournaments provide entertainment and activities. NECC K!DZ provides young people with a creative area to learn how to draw, write or create a comic book. Panels and Presentations.. More to be announced
    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
    8000
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Collectibles
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Book Festival
    • Comic Books
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Guests
    To Be Announced

    NorthEast Comic Con

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