Garden State Comic Fest (August 2014)

Garden State Comic Fest

Convention Name
GARDEN STATE COMIC FEST
Convention Website Address
http://gardenstatecomicfest.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/23/2014
Venue Name and Address
Hyatt Morriston at Headquarters Plaza
3 Speedwell Ave
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
95
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

ORLANDO MEGACON 2014 – A Look At What’s Happening

MegaCon 2014

ORLANDO MEGACON – A Look At What’s Happening

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MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the southeastern U.S., begins announcing guests for the 2014 show. MegaCon will take place March 21 -23, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center Hall SB in the North/South Building in Orlando, FL.

 Confirmed comic book guests include:

J. Scott Campbell, Frank Brunner, Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Waid, Ron Marz,  Greg Land, Michael Golden, Dennis Calero,  George Pérez, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Cully Hamner, Karl Story, Renee Witterstaetter, Billy Tucci (20th  anniversary of Shi) and Brian Pulido (15th anniversary of Lady Death), Nick Bradshaw, Adam Kubert, Dan Jurgens, Mike Miller, Joshua Ortega, Digger, Bart Sears, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike McKone, Frank Tieri, Mike Mayhew, Chuck Dixon, Skottie Young

 Confirmed media guests include:

Walking Dead – Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, Sonequa Martin-Green

Torchwood – John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Gareth David-Lloyd

Torchwood animated series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse – Eliza Dushku

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Torchwood – James Marsters

Smallville – Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, Laura Vandervoort, Aaron Ashmore

Napolean Dynamite – Jon Heder

Battlestar Galactica – Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson, Anne Lockhart

Star Wars – Peter Mayhew, Tom Kane

Comic Book Men – Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson

Star Trek, Big Bang Theory – Wil Wheaton

 Voice Actors:

Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings, Quinton Flynn, Phil LaMarr, Rich Horvitz, Vic Mignogna, Jennifer Hale

 You won’t want to miss Comos

First time ever official MegaCon Friday evening Dance for 18+ only

Costume Contest – Drinks – Dancing

Spectacular Laser show & visuals by Empire Visuals

Nelson Flux – Evolv 3

Hosted by Nick Wolfe

$10 – Friday evening from 9pm – 11:30pm

 Introducing: The Ghost of the Robot Band with James Marsters – Saturday evening performance $20 in advance $25 at the door.

Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, RPG, LARP, card and miniature gaming events, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, Speed Dating, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

Thanks to our sponsors: 101.1 WJRR, The am 740 Game, 104.1 Real Radio, Certified Guaranty Company, Central Florida Mensa, Students of the Unusual

 The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

MegaCon 2014

Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, Florida

March 21st – 23rd

Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

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Awesome Toy Collector Show (March 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)
03/08/2014
About This Convention
The Woodlands,Texas (North Houston)
Awesome Toy Collector Show
Saturday March 8,2014
Hilton Garden Inn – Houston / The Woodlands
9301 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands,Texas 77380
(From IH – 45 Exit # 77 / Lake Woodlands Drive and turn right on Six Pines Drive )

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

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 toy collector show

Venue Name and Address
Hilton Garden Inn – Houston / The Woodlands
9301 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
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

Jeremy Dale Appears at Captain’s Comic Expo 2014

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Jeremy Dale, creator of Skyward, headlines this year’s Captain’s Comic Expo on Saturday March 8th from 10am – 5pm!

Captain’s Comic Expo is Charleston’s #1 comic book and pop culture convention! Hosted and organized by Captain’s Comics and Toys, the Expo unites a love of comic books with local and professional artists, movies, music, toys, tattoos, a jump castle, costumes, and other pop culture items. This community event is open to all ages with no comic book knowledge required and is only $5 at the door.

This year will feature a tattoo contest with epic prizes, free photo shoots with Star Wars characters (charity donations accepted), the debut of the 2014 Captain’s T-shirt, and more!

Email Mike at info@ captainscomics.com (remove the space) for more information. Presented by Roses & Ruins Tattoo and Captain’s Comics and Toys!

About Jeremy Dale:
Jeremy Dale is a comic book artist best known for his work on G.I. Joe comics for Hasbro with creator Larry Hama as well as the Harvey Award-winning Popgun v.1 from Image Comics and Miserable Dastards (recently optioned as a feature film).  He is currently working on several projects, including the creator-owned Skyward series through Action Lab Entertainment. He is a featured guest at several shows, conventions, and signings every year.

Lake Count-I-Con (June 2014)

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Convention Name
Lake Count-I-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.counticon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/28/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/29/2014
About This Convention
Lake County’s biggest Comic, Toy, Game and Art convention.
Description
Lake Count-I-Con is held at the Cultural & Civic Center in Round Lake Beach, Illinois.
It is 8,000 sq ft of comic books, retro toys, original art and table-top games that includes over 100 tables of artists and vendors.

Lake Count-I-Con also offers two gaming rooms that will host a number of workshops, open-play, and tournaments.

Lake Count-I-Con is on Saturday June, 28th and Sunday June, 29th from Noon until 6pm.

Located at the Cultural & Civic Center: 2007 N Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Admission is $3, FREE to children under 12.

Venue Name and Address
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center
2007 Civic Center Way
Round Lake Beach, Illinois 60073
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
Guests
To Be Announced

Indy PopCon (May 2014)

Indy PopCon

Convention Name
Indy PopCon
Convention Website Address
http://indypopcon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/30/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/01/2014
About This Convention
Indy PopCon is a popular culture convention that will be coming to downtown Indianapolis in late May of 2014. Formed by a group of (mostly) Hoosiers with over 50 years of con experience, PopCon was created to give the Midwest a new kind of convention. Many popular conventions are hyper-focused and specific to certain genres. To get the most out of those conventions, you are likely already embedded within those specific cultures.

We’re a little bit different. Our goals for Indy PopCon are two-fold:

1. Make a Convention Accessible to All

Rather than specialize in one form of pop culture or another, we are dedicating resources to bringing in all aspects of popular culture. Our hope is that those who attend for one or two of our themes will discover new geeky, nerdy, and interesting hobbies and fun that they otherwise may not have been exposed to.

2. Make a Convention About YOU!

The landscape of popular culture is changing. Previously, one would need to be discovered in order to make a career in comics, art, entertainment, movies, and gaming. But with the success of funding platforms like Kickstarter and self-publishing platforms like YouTube, you are in control. You can choose what you want to publish, and what you like. You have the power to shape our popular culture!

We will invite the trail-blazers of this new pop culture phenomenon. YouTube stars, podcasters, web comic artists, webmasters, and more will be invited to share and grow their craft and also to help guide and train the next generation. Panels and workshops will be made available for those who have a dream and the passion to create, but just need a little guidance. Our hope is that Indy PopCon 2015 will feature new internet superstars who attended PopCon 2014!

Venue Name and Address
Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Other
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Joel Hodgson, Kristian Nairn, John DiMaggio, Esme Bianco, Kevin Eastman, Guy Gilchrist, Tom Bancroft, Norm Breyfogle, Greg Horn

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Comic Con India 2014 Day One

Press Release:

Comic Enthusiasts witnessed and experienced a convention of International Standards

Mark Waid, an Eisner Award-winning American comic book writer, known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Captain America and David Lloyd, a British comics artist best known as the illustrator of the story V for Vendetta along with other renowned International personalities are attending 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention

Comic Con India partnered with the Charles M Schulz Museum to bring a special Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz exhibit to India for the 4th Annual Indian Comic Con

Tinkle Magazine was honoured with a Special Award, for its over 30 years of contribution to Indian comics and graphic arts

Catch the legendary Pran Kumar Sharma, Creator of Chacha Chaudhary on Feb 9, Sunday, receiving the Lifetime Achievement award by Comic Con India

Highlights:

Kids and adults dressed as their favourite comic, superhero and gaming characters.
Workshops with creators, artists and writers of popular comics and graphic novels.
New Exclusive Book Launches took pace
Over 100 Participants-brought local, national and international content
Merchandise from across the world
Sessions with Leading Artists, Writers & Publishers from India & Abroad

New Delhi, February 7’ 2014 – The Day 1 at 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention organized by Comic Con India received a great response from fans from across all age groups. Delhi’s audiences seemed overwhelmed while witnessing a convention of international standards. The convention which started today will be on at Capital’s Thyagraj Stadium (INA), till February 9’ 2014. Spread across 50000 Sq foot of area, this year the comics convention is divided into 3 zones – (i) Experience zone (ii) Exhibitor zone and (iii) Food court.

The first day of the fest saw a special session with Mohammad Faisal, the Creator of the insanely popular comic strip, “Garbage Bin”. There was also an interactive session with the team of Kuru Chronicles.

There were 5 exclusive book launches, 9XM launched their new and exclusive merchandise and Zee Cafe presented the special screening of the Hit TV Show “House of Cards”.

Also, one of the major and most interesting attraction at the Indian Comic Con is Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz exhibit. The exhibit has been shipped in exclusively for visitors at the convention takes the visitors through the journey of Peanuts & Charles M Schulz over the years.

Fans who come dressed as their favorite comics characters always steal the show. And this year as always, COSPLAYERS are grabbing tons of prizes under these 5 categories created to increase one’s chances of winning gifts. Each day, one winner is being chosen from each of five categories:
1. Comic book/graphic novel
2. Animated Series/Movie
3. Manga/Anime
4. Sci-Fi/Fantasy
5. Gaming

All 3 days, One lucky winner out of the chosen 5 wins A GOLDEN TICKET TO NEW YORK COMICS CONVENTION 2014, with a VIP ticket to the event!!

“We are extremely happy with the kind of response we are getting at the 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention from fans, artists, writers and participants all together. We are seeing everyone having a wonderful time taking part in the variety of interactive sessions. Cosplayers are having a gala time getting their pics clicked with audiences ”, shared Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India.

This year, Comic Con India Awards also took place at the convention itself. 3rd CCI Awards honoured the work of the professionals of India’s Comics Industry with nominations in 8 categories. Tinkle Magazine was honoured with a Special Award, for its over 30 years of contribution to Indian comics and graphic arts.

Increasing the presence of International content at this convention is a highlight. There are International Exhibitors like 2000AD, british comics publisher best known for its Judge Dredd series; Toynk.com; Marvel & Image Comics By Diamond Book Distributors; Knockabout; Fanfare; Comixology, World’s largest digital platform for comics bringing international content from all across the globe.

Mark Waid, an Eisner Award-winning American comic book writer, known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Captain America and David Lloyd, a British comics artist best known as the illustrator of the story V for Vendetta along with other renowned International personalities are attending 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention. You can also catch the legendary Pran Kumar Sharma, Creator of Chacha Chaudhary on Feb 9, Sunday, receiving the Lifetime Achievement award by Comic Con India.

The main participants of 4th Annual Indian Comic Con are Amar Chitra Katha, Orange Radius, Abhijeet Kini, Pop Culture Publishing, Random House, Campfire Graphic Novel, Holy Cow Entertainment, HarperCollins Publishers, iComics, DC, Vertigo & Kodansha Comics By Random House India, Viz Media by Simon & Schuster India, Blaft Publications, Chariot Comics, Scholastic India, Meta Desi Comics and more!!

Comic Con India is dedicated to creating unique events and giving the fans, exhibitors and partners a platform to celebrate their undying love and passion for comics & pop culture. Comic Con India is dedicated to expanding India’s popular culture by creating high profile events that cater to fans of not only comics, but also, gaming, movies, television, merchandise, toys & more.
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This year, Comic Con India Awards also took place at the convention itself. 3rd CCI Awards honoured the work of the professionals of India’s Comics Industry. List of Awards and the winners which were announced today -

Best Comic Book/Graphic Novel – Gandhi: My Life Is My Message, Campfire Graphic Novels
Best Penciller/Inker/Penciller-Inker Team – Naresh Kumar for Julius Caesar, Campfire Graphic Novels
Best Colorist: Yogesh Pugaonkar for Ravanayan Finale Part 1, Holy Cow Sachin Nagar, Vijay Sharma & Pradeep Seravat for Gandhi: My Life Is My Message, Campfire
Best Cover: I am Kalki, Book 3, Vimanika Comics
Best Writer: Jason Quinn for Gandhi: My Life Is My Message, Campfire
Best Continuing Graphic Series: Mos Queeto, Tinkle Digest
Best children’s illustrated book – the story & the songs, karadi tales
Best children’s writer: – soyna owley, the magic of hobson-jobson, penguin
Tinkle Magazine was honoured with a Special Award, for its over 30 years of contribution to Indian comics and graphic arts
Catch the legendary Pran Kumar Sharma, Creator of Chacha Chaudhary on Feb 9, Sunday, receiving the Lifetime Achievement award by Comic Con India

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Director Don Coscarelli Making 1st Florida Appearance at the February 2014 Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show

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Jacksonville Show Has Balls!

PhantasmJacksonville, Florida’s Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show has balls, the shiny silver flying kind with razor sharp tines! When the vintage pop culture show returns on Sunday, February 9 to the Ramada Conference Center in Mandarin they won’t just be sponsoring the largest show its kind in North Florida, they will also be bringing cult film director Don Coscarelli in from Los Angeles, CA, for his first ever show appearance in Florida! Coscarelli is best remembered for his Phantasm film franchise whose four installments date back to 1979 and feature those aforementioned nasty metallic spheres that do the bidding of the nefarious “Tall Man”. The California director, who also helmed the 80’s sci-fi fantasy The Beastmaster, pitted Elvis against a murderous mummy in Bubba Ho-Tep in the 90’s, and most recently was responsible for the art house hit John Dies at the End in 2012, won’t be alone. Joining him on the guest list are English actress Suzanna Leigh who starred in films for venerable Hammer Studios and opposite the real Elvis in Paradise Hawaiian Style in 1966, and Michael Weldon, author of the 1983 fanboy bible The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film.

As if this impressive guest list were not enough, they have taken over the entire conference center and filled it with over 8000 square feet of nostalgic goodies. Vendors will be set up from all over Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas with an eclectic line up of all things pop culture. Inside the multiple dealers areas you’ll find everything including action figures, Barbie dolls, movies posters, board games and a whole lot more. “We get a little bit of everything at these shows” says promoter Dan Tuchmann, “so there is something for everyone from the hardcore collector to the casual browser”. Retr-O-Rama shows are family friendly events that offer fun and nostalgia for those who want to relive their childhoods, purchase unique gifts, or even reclaim that childhood treasure that mom threw away when you moved out! It’s all here under one air conditioned roof, rain or shine.
The retro-rangers at Retrorama Collectibles have a few more tricks up their sleeves too. For this show they have enlisted some help from the dark side in the form of Squad 7 of the 501st Legion. Don’t be surprised if you see Imperial Stormtroopers patrolling the halls of the convention center or even an appearance by the dark lord himself! They will be available for photo ops with guests throughout the day. At 2PM there will be a very special onsite collectibles auction sponsored in conjunction with Emerald Auctions of Jacksonville. Some cool and unique items will be offered up for sale and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Auction preview and registration will begin at 1PM.

If you just can’t wait until Sunday to get your nostalgia fix then head to Latitude 30 on Saturday, February 8 for a little something the Retrorama gang likes to call Throwback Theater! The entertainment complex’s luxury dine-in theater will be host to a double creature feature screening for the whole evening. First up it’s Hammer’s The Lost Continent at 6PM followed by a Q&A with star Suzanna Leigh. Then at 9PM it’s the original Phantasm followed by a visit with director Don Coscarelli! This theater has a full menu including adult beverages so you can enjoy dinner while you watch the movies. The film screenings are $20.00 each or $35.00 for a VIP double feature pass.
Whew, what a wacky weekend for lucky film and collectibles fans in Jacksonville! The main event starts at 10AM on Sunday at the Ramada Convention Center at 3130 Hartley Road. A special show preview will be offered at 9AM for diehard collectors and those who just have to have the best selection of bargains. Door prizes and extra surprises will be going on throughout the day until 4PM. General admission is $10.00 per adult and includes one free admission for children 12 and under. Additional child admissions are only $2.00 each. For more information or to purchase tickets for the show or screening, check out the Retrorama website at www.jaxretrorama.com, follow them on Facebook at Pop Retrorama, E-mail retrorama66@aol.com or really go old school and call (904) 880-4281. There’s nothing else like this celebration of nostalgia that’s fun for the entire family so don’t miss it!

Pop Culture Expo 2014 is Bringing a Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza to Massachusetts This May

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The POP CULTURE EXPO comes to the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington Mass. Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25 as a celebration to all forms of popular culture including a Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza, featuring Cosplay, Costume and Videogame Competitions for Cash Prizes, Celebrity Guests, Panels, Autographs, Screenings, Animation and Anime, plus 150 vendors of Vintage and Modern Toys, Comic Books and Pop Cultural Artifacts.

If you love movies, television, comic books, science fiction, horror, art, fantasy, music, toys, animation, collecting, celebrities, autographs, magazines, posters, jewelry or just having a fun day with the family, the POP CULTURE EXPO will be the place to be for the Holiday Weekend.

This Fan Convention is produced by Gary Sohmers, who created and produced the successful Collectibles Extravaganzas in the 20th century, and he brings new technology to enhance the event, and relieve the long lines of fans waiting for autographs.  Gary is also well known as the appraiser of Pop Culture for 13 seasons on the PBS TV program “Antiques Roadshow,” along with producing over 1000 concerts and 150 consumer/fan events like this.

A low admission fee of only $15 per day, or $25 prepaid online for a two-day pass, is perfect for collectors to shop the vendors’ booths along with families, fans, nerds, geeks and photographers who just want to come to the event to dress up in costumes, play video games or to see and be seen.

Celebrities will be attending to sign autographs in person, which may be the only way to know that they are authentic, along with panels on pop culture subjects and genres.  There will be fees for autographs and photographs with the celebrities. Celebrity fees will vary, and will be posted online in advance.

Pete Best, original drummer for The Beatles, Actress Rae Dawn Chon, Jon Provost from “Lassie” and Mark Goddard of “Lost In Space” are the first guests announced to appear with many more to come.

IMAGE Meet and Greet Personalized Autograph Experiences called “Video Op” will be available to capture the signing of your autograph with video for authentication and to allow the fan to be in the video with the celebrity when they sign the autograph.  And if you cannot attend due to geography and still want a video recorded personal autograph experience you can order online at http://www.imagemeetandgreet.com/events.

Purchasing autographs and tickets in advance is the best way to avoid standing in long lines. Many autograph experiences and panels will sell out in advance.

Each panel room holds only 150 people so the audience can be close and personal with the celebrities and panelists.  Panels and Screenings will be announced in advance on the website.  These reserved seats will be included with VIP and Conventioneer Packages and while supplies last will then be offered individually priced from $5 and up.  Unfortunately, there may be disappointed fans as these will sell out.  The celebrities, panels and screenings will be announced on the website as soon as they are confirmed.

Attendees can win prizes and cash in contests at the Pop Culture Expo. There will be costume contests with cash and show money prizes including children’s, teens and adult categories. Pop culture Expo is proud to announce a new attraction, the Create-A-New-Superhero contest, where contestants compete in costumes but they are back story is the most important part of winning. With cash prizes and the audience will vote for the winners.

Game Underground of Framingham MA, will be organizing and operating the Video Game Area with contests in fighting and racing games with cash prizes and “show money” prizes which can be spent with the vendors on the show floor.  Top experts from around the country will compete in front of a live audience and online audience.

Since our event does not take place at a hotel, we have a lot more room for Cosplay, Contests, Vendors and Fun.  We will be offering several options from our host hotels, which are all within 8 miles of the venue. We will have shuttles going back and forth between the hotels and the Shriners Auditorium all weekend.  There is plenty of FREE PARKING around the venue and we will have shuttles taking people back and forth from the far ends of the lots also.

Other Fan and Conventioneer activities will be taking place at our host hotels including Friday Night May 23 Banquet Dinner with the Stars and a Pop Culture Party that includes an Adult Costume Contest with Prizes and live entertainment. Saturday May 24 activities at the hotel include Banquet Dinner with the Stars and a Pop Culture Party that includes an Adult Costume Contest with Prizes and live entertainment.  Sunday May 25 includes a Breakfast with the Stars.

Each Banquet and Breakfast will involve 9 lucky fans sitting with each celebrity, along with autographs from, and pictures with, the celebrities at the meal. VIP and Conventioneers get first choice of Meals, and table placement, based on date of reservation.  Celebrity meal availabilities will be announced by email and online.

Vendor spaces are available for dealers who sell pop-culture items, antique and collectible toys, authentic memorabilia, accoutrements of the nerd or geek lifestyle, anime and animation artwork and toys, comic books and art along with a large variety of out of the ordinary. Consumers expect to buy items they can’t get locally, so specialized exhibitors will be chosen to satisfy every collector or fans needs.

The schedule of events will be posted online and continuously updated at www.PopCultureExpo.com, along with ticket information and autograph opportunities. For further information, or to apply for vendor space, contact Gary@IMAGEMeetAndGreet.com or wexrex@aol.com.

Baltimore Comic-Con Announces First Appearances for 2014 Guests!

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Baltimore Comic-Con Announces First Appearances for 2014 Guests!

Gibbons, Hembeck, Kuder, Maleev, and Totleben Come to Baltimore!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - February 4, 2014 - Happy 2014 from the Baltimore Comic-Con!  Our show this year will be the 15th annual Baltimore Comic-Con, our premiere 3-day show, and our biggest event ever, which will be held the weekend of September 5-7, 2014!

In December, we officially announced our expansion to 3 days as well as our huge initial set of guests, and the response was fantastic.  Not content to settle for that initial wave of excitement, we’ve kept busy through the 2013 holiday season and into January of 2014 expanding our guest list!

Hopping the pond from England, writer/artist/letterer Dave Gibbons brings a vast resume of truly ground-breaking work.  From his early 2000AD work to the best-selling Watchmen with writer Alan Moore toThe Secret Service with writer Mark Millar and many, many other noteworthy titles, Dave has left his indelible mark on the comics industry.  He has contributed to major and minor publishers, titles, and comic universes on both sides of the Atlantic, and his lettering style inWatchmen was the basis for the “Comic Sans” font.

Fred Hembeck’s unique style has graced numerous publications, but he is probably noted most for his parodies at Marvel Comics, especially in the pages of Marvel Age, Fantastic Four Roast, Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe, and Fred Hembeck Sells the Marvel Universe.  He also maintained an unhealthy focus for years on the Marvel Universe B-lister, Brother Voodoo!  In recent years, he contributed to Mars Attacks: The Human Condition from IDW and has provided covers for Garfield from BOOM! Studios.

A relative newcomer, Aaron Kuder found opportunities in doing fill-in issues during DC Comics’ The New 52 event.  A member of Ten Ton Studios, he has handled art duties on titles such asBatman, Superman, and The Avenging Spider-Man, and took over art duties in November of 2013 for Action Comics.

Originally from Bulgaria, Alex Maleev has achieved great success providing art on comics with prolific comics writer, Brian Michael Bendis.  Together, they have collaborated on noteworthy runs on titles such as Image’s Sam and Twitch, and Marvel’s New Avengers, Daredevil, Halo: Uprising, Moon Knight, Spider-Woman, and, through Marvel’s creator-owned Icon imprint, Scarlet.

John Totleben initially established a name for himself inking and painting covers for DC Comics’ Swamp Thing during its noteworthy Alan Moore/Stephen R. Bissette run of the title.  He later went on to collaborate with Moore again multiple times, pencilling and inking Eclipse Comics’Miracleman, earning the position exclusively after receiving accolades for his work on the title, and on inks for Image Comics’ 1963.  He has received numerous industry nominations and awards, including a 2004 Inkpot Award.

“What an amazing group of talent to have all under one roof,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con.  “We are so excited to be welcoming Dave Gibbons, Fred Hembeck, Aaron Kuder, Alex Maleev, and John Totleben to our not-so-little-anymore family!”

This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Greg Capullo (Batman); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Suicide Risk); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); David Finch (Forever Evil); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Eric Powell (The Goon); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

press@baltimorecomiccon.com - for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com - for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com - for inquiries about submitted registrations

harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com - for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

general@baltimorecomiccon.com - for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org

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