Shock Pop Comiccon introduces HUGE Cosplay contest

SPCC Cosplay

Get ready for a new era in cosplay South Florida!

Shock Pop Comiccon presents to you the most prestigious, competitive, and professional cosplay event to ever take place in South Florida. Shock Pop Comiccon proudly presents, the South Florida Cosplay Championships. Featuring the largest payout for a cosplay event EVER in the history of South Florida conventions. With up to over $4,000 more in payout than any other event in South Florida. Honoring our tradition to do everything bigger and better than you have ever seen before in South Florida, let’s go ahead and tell you what this event is all about.

First off, the unique part about this event is, the prizing is tiered. Meaning, the more people who participate, the more we pay out. We start at a base payout for the first 100 participants, and raise the payout for every 99 people who join the event. Capping the increase at 600 participants. So tell all your friends about this, because the more people who show, the more money you make!

The cosplay event will take place on Saturday February 14th, and will consist of a pre judging estimated to take 3 hours, and main competitions which we are slating for 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be two separate sets of judges, one for the pre judging, and one for the main competition. We will be listing the judges shortly, as well as the times, we strongly suggest you register and get your admission now, we don’t expect spots for this to last very long.
In order to register for this event, you must
1) Purchase a Weekend pass or Saturday Admission
2) Fill out pre registration form, and send it to shockpopcosplay@gmail.com . The Form is available on our website.
3) Select free cosplay ticket on Eventbrite ticket registration page.

Also we can now announce that immediately following the cosplay event will be a live performance from V Is For Villains.

Categories we will be paying out for are

South Florida Cosplay Champion (Our Best in Show)
Comic Book Cosplay
Movie and T.V. Cosplay (Includes Horror)
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay
Video Games Cosplay
Group (Max 8 People)
Juniors (8-14 years old)
Rising Star

A couple quick notes!
We do not distinguish competitors based on skill level.
Newer cosplayers are welcome and encouraged. We have a Rising Star category which recognizes skilled cosplayers who are just beginning, and have the makings of becoming future Cosplay Champions.

So now, let’s get to the fun part!

Payout for 0-199 participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $800
Comic Book Cosplay $100
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $100
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $100
Video Games Cosplay $100
Group $100
Juniors (8-14 years old) $100
Rising Star $100

Payout for 200-299 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1300
Comic Book Cosplay $170
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $170
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $170
Video Games Cosplay $170
Group $170
Juniors (8-14 years old) $170
Rising Star $170

Payout for 300-399 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1800
Comic Book Cosplay $240
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $240
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $240
Video Games Cosplay $240
Group $240
Juniors (8-14 years old) $240
Rising Star $240

Payout for 400-499 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2300
Comic Book Cosplay $310
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $310
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $310
Video Games Cosplay $310
Group $310
Juniors (8-14 years old) $310
Rising Star $310

Payout for 500 to 599

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2800
Comic Book Cosplay $385
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $385
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $385
Video Games Cosplay $385
Group $385
Juniors (8-14 years old) $385
Rising Star $385

Payout for 600 or More Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $3300
Comic Book Cosplay $460
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $460
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $460
Video Games Cosplay $460
Group $460
Juniors (8-14 years old) $460
Rising Star $460

WI – Munchkin #1 Signing

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Illustrator John Kovalic appears at Westfield Comics East on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign MUNCHKIN #1!

RSVP on Facebook!

Westfield Comics East
944 Williamson St Suite 3, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 663-5555

FL – Girls with Slingshots Signing

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Danielle Corsetto, creator of Girls with Slingshots, appears at Heroes Haven for a signing on Sunday January 18, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!

Heroes Haven
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
813-269-8859

ON – Art Spiegelman Lecture

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The Koffler Centre of the Arts presents a remarkable evening with Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator, comic book legend and author of Maus, at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets for this event, which are $39 General Admission, $29 for Students, are now on sale at The Beguiling (in-store only). All tickets purchased at The Beguiling will entitle the purchaser to $10 off the regular price of Spiegelman’s newest book, CO-MIX, an important and gorgeous career retrospective. Valid only at time of ticket purchase. Valid student I.D. required for Student Ticket pricing.

About This Event:

Art Spiegelman’s comics are best known for their shifting cartoon styles and sometimes controversial contents. In his talk What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?, Spiegelman takes his audience on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored. In our post-literate culture the importance of the comic is on the rise, for “comics echo the way the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not in holograms, and people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs.” Presented by The Koffler Centre kofflerarts.org.

About Art Spiegelman in Toronto:
This December, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will pay homage to Art Spiegelman with an exhibition highlighting the breadth of his career. Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective opens at the AGO on December 20, 2014, and runs to March 14, 2015. Embracing the belief that comics are a medium for personal expression, Spiegelman once noted, “Spiegel means mirror in German, so what sounds like one more Jewish name co-mixes languages to form a sentence: Art mirrors man.” Spiegelman has drawn inspiration from a wide range of sources in his work including politics, the Holocaust, Cubism and hard-boiled detective fiction. Maus, a two-volume graphic novel that recounts his parents’ life in Nazi-occupied Poland and later at Auschwitz, was the first and only work of its genre to win the Pulitzer Prize, in 1992. The AGO’s presentation of Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective will display original manuscripts of Maus, rarely seen due to their fragility. The exhibition also features 300 works on paper ranging from trading cards to magazine covers. For more information, please visit ago.net.

About Art Spiegelman:
Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the bookshelves. As part of the underground comix subculture of the 60s and 70s, Spiegelman created Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids; in 1980 he foundedRAW, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine; and in 1992 won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus – which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Maus II continued the remarkable story of his parents’ survival of the Nazi regime and their lives later in America. In 2004, Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers was selected by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2004; in 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People; and in 2006 was named to the Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame. He was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2007, and in 2008 played himself on an episode of The Simpsons.

Spiegelman won the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2011, marking only the third time an American has received the honor. The honor also included a retrospective exhibition of his artwork, shown in the Pompidou Center and traveled to the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Jewish Museum in NYC, and the last stop at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3

OK – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline, Sandman) appears at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman is listed in the “Dictionary of Literary Biography” as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. A prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama, Gaiman’s latest book is “The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains.”

Tickets available at the link…

Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 596-7122

OR – Neal Adams Signs

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Comics Legend Neal Adams appears on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Cosmic Monkey Comics. First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com and Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170.

Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8-page story in Batman Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.

Neal is currently working on a Superman Series for DC Comics

RSVP on Facebook!

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show is this Sunday!

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

Volusia County Fairgrounds

Sunday, Jan. 11th, 2015   10am to 5pm

6th ANNUAL SHOW – THIS SUNDAY!
Peruse 125+ tables full of cool Comics, 
Collectibles, and other Pop-Culture treasures.
From Action Figures to Dolls & Sci-Fi to Horror,
There’s something for everyone!
Shop with our more than 40 vendors and take home something, “you’ve been looking for”!
 
 VENDOR SPACE FOR THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT
9 AMAZING ARTISTS WITH ORIGINAL ART & PRINTS AVAILABLE! COMMISSIONS TOO!!
Plenty of Free Parking — Food available on site
Age 12 & Under Free with Adult
visit our website for more details
COSPLAYERS & COSTUMES WELCOME

(no contest or judging)
THEY’RE EDGY… THEY’RE STEAMPUNK…  THEY’RE  TOTALLY AWESOME…
PHANTASMAGORIA 
IS BACK TO AMUSE, ENTERTAIN,  TITILLATE, AND AMAZE YOU!
 
C. BRADFORD GORBY added to Show!
Make sure you stop by and check out his amazing art

Illustrator C. Bradford Gorby started his art career in the third grade, selling watercolors to his neighbors – until his parents made him return the money. Not deterred by this setback, he kept drawing and actually found his parents quite encouraging in his artistic pursuits, introducing
him to the pin-up art of Alberto Vargas .Eventually his enthusiasm for
drawing pretty girls lured him to Central Florida, giving up his day job in computer graphics for Post Production Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent 10 years illustrating FEMFORCE for Bill Black’s AC Comics, as well as slipping in a few other companies when time allowed, Image Comics, Todd McFarlane Productions, DC Comics and continued his work as a sculptor for Miniature Wargaming that he began in 1982 with Ral Partha Ent., Tag Industries, and Alderac Entertainment. He retired from art as a profession for 10 years and got a “real job” which only fueled his artistic drive, “at the end of my shift I would return home and create”. I am simply driven to draw, paint, sculpt, whether I am working professionally or not. It’s what I do. His full time job managing a liquor store lead to a chance meeting of a fan of his comic book work and that turned into a new job at Walt Disney World, where he spent 5 years as a Theme Produc-tion Specialist. He assisted in the creation of the character icons at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, as well as helping ensure that Cinderella and Princess Aurora always looked their loveliest outside of The World of Disney Store at Downtown Disney. Currently he is a self- employed freelance artist at C.Bradford Gorby Studio and working on a graphic novel with writers Michael Cucka and John Salimbene entitled WEBB.

Super Special Guest!

Come Meet a Legend at the DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

John Beatty is a veteran comic book artist best known for his work with both Marvel and DC Comics. Titles John has worked on include many fan

favorites including Batman, The Punisher, Captain America,

The Nam, Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars,Adventures of Superman, JLA, and many others! Visit with John and purchase a signed




print or do yourself a favor and commission a custom piece.

 

Keep up with the Pop-Culture world of Central Florida!
Live from DeLand – The Riley & Kimmy Show
DeLand’s own…  DERBY SIRENS   roll into our event!
They’re Bad, They’re Beautiful, They’ll bowl you over
Come meet the Thunder City Derby Sirens Roller Derby team
 
HAVE YOUR PICTURE MADE WITH YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO AND
 RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY AT THE SAME TIME!  THIS YEAR WE’VE GOT,

THE COSTUMER’S WITH A CAUSE
Jeff Balke – First DeLand Appearance!

 
Jeff has co-created his own ongoing comic book series called Urban Legends, which he is also the colorist on.  He’s also starting up his own comic book publishing company which will launch in the Spring of 2015. Jeff also freelance colors for comic book companies such as Image, Zenescope, After Hours Press, Antarctic Press and many others.  In just 5 short years, he’s colored over 150 comics. An award winning colorist, winning the 2011 Shel Dorf Award for “Colorist of the Year”, Jeff has been also been nominated multiple times for an Eagle Award as “Favorite Colorist”. Jeff is the creator of something called Sketch Coloring™.  This is where you bring him anything b/w, and he’ll color it up by hand with markers right there on the spot.  This is how he, as a colorist, creates a sketch to make it a “one of a kind, unique”  item for you. No two Sketch Colorings™ will ever be alike.  

Tod Allen Smith joins the Show!

Tod is an artist from Altoona PA, and is an officially licensed Lucasfilm artist with Topps Trading Cards which include sketch cards for Star Wars The Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Star Wars Galaxy 4 trough 7, Mars Attacks and Indiana Jones Masterpieces, Star Wars: Galactic Files 1 and 2 including Star Wars Illustrated, Star Wars Chrome Perspectives and Star Wars Masterwork. Other sketch card sets include Marvel Masterpieces 2 and 3, along with sketch cards for the Captain America and Iron Man 2 movies for Upper Deck. Also, Hack/Slash and Zombies vs. Cheerleaders for 5Finity. The Hobbit, The Walking Dead and DC New 52 for Cryptozoic Entertainment. Tod was also featured in the Voltron United and Drawn art book. Currently Tod has completed story boards for Star Wars actor Jake Lloyds first directorial gig and is partners with Jake in Pumpkin Pact Productions. Tod is also doing work with table top skirmish game makers Micro Art Studio, and with Monkey House Games for Jeff Dee and Jack Herman’s re-launch of the classic super hero rpg Villains and Vigilantes. Stop by and welcome Tod back to Florida.

 

 

First time at The D.C.&C.S.
  Like most people that have a love and desire for artistic creation, Austin started drawing at age 7. For over 19 years I have been working in comics on high profile projects in very small doses! I have had the pleasure of inking on books like Iron Man with Bob Layton for Marvel, X-Men Unlimited, 10th Muse/Shi, 10th Muse 800, God Wars and Judo Girl for Alias Comics/Bluewater Productions, Ink Assists on: Tomb Raider & Necromancer for Top Cow, Lettering work on John Carpenter’s Aslyum for StormKing, Witch Girls and Witch Girls Tales for Magna Comix, Illustrated sketch cards for Vamperilla, Red Sonja, The Avengers & Iron Man 3, Wizards of the Coast’s GI Joe, and illustrated a Donald Trump story for Cracked Magazine! I have also done my own projects like 7th Millennium, TAN, Stanley the Snowman and his exciting new project Divine Retribution.
Tommy drawing

Back by popular demand!
Tommy Castillo joins us again at the DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show!

Tommy Castillo is a master artist of the twisted and the macabre. Whether creating a slimy corpse reaching for you or the gentle glance of a mighty dragon, Tommy will capture you with the dynamics of his penciling and the intensity of his palette. With a career spanning eighteen years, Tommy is famed and sought after for his dark humor, brilliant attention to detail, and his love of the darker side of art. Tommy has put paint and pencil to such titles as Batman Detective; Legends of the Dark Knight; Toetags, with Horror legend George Romero; Evil Ernie; Tales From the Crypt; Alice in Wonderland; King Kong; Dragons, Myths, and Mayhem; various storyboards and designs for films; and many more of the macabre based literature. Tommy has been sought out by the fields largest companies: DC comics, Paramount Pictures, Warhammer, Wizards of the Coast, and Image and as offbeat as Rolling Stone magazine. His diverse styling and insane line work have defined him as one of today’s greatest in the field of comics and fine art…and y’know, he renders some of the scariest books of today, and the guy will get as giddy as a schoolboy on Sunday at the sight of a muppet. You gotta love that.

 


JOE FAUVEL returns to



theDeLandComic&CollectiblesShow
 
  Joe is a graphic designer and the creator/artist talent behind CRY Comic. Joe also works on Assassin’s Guild and the Knightshift Showcase. Come meet Joe Fauvel at the DeLand Show and get a signed copy of CRY or perhaps commission him to make you a custom sketch on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper using his Mirado Black Warrior HB pencils and a # 2 Sable Brush!
 

RAVENWOLF Joins us for the DELAND COMIC & COLLECTIBLES SHOW.
  Journey into a creative world where portrait and comic art collide! Join Graven and Monica Ravenwolf as they explore the path of art, comics and illustration. This will be their first appearance in DeLand so make sure you stop by and make them feel at home!

   George Frei, artist extraordinaire returns to DeLand!                                                       

 For more than 15 years George Frei has worked in the Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Advertising. His versatile skill set allowed him work for some of the highest profile clients in the industry. His work includes Toy design, Consumer Products for Theme park’s and Restaurants, Branding, Set design, Character Design, & Conceptual Development.

In 2005 George worked for Disney Design Group as an in house freelance artist. He worked in the Consumer product Division for Disneyland, Disneyworld, & Hong Kong Disneyland. George produced high profile product for Disney Cruise line, which became a best seller.

George Currently teaches Digital Art & Design at Full Sail University in Orlando FL. George is still actively involved in side projects and freelance work for his company. He has opened an online store for fans of his work to purchase their favorite prints of his work.

George is actively involved in George Frei Design and it’s current projects.

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show
 is sponsored by: 

Carasells Pop-Culture Collectibles
216 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL  32720
HOURS: Tu.-Th. 10a – 6p, 

Fr. 10a – 9p, Sat. 10a – 6p,  Sun. Nov. 23rd – Jan.4th 11a – 5p

  Mooresports43- sportscards & more

at Carasells Collectibles & Shoppes at Rivertown Mall 

eBay ID: mooresports43

 

 Feed Your Imagination 

fyi@tampabay.rr.com

phone (727) 686 2895 

 

 visit our website for more details

  www.cfcollectibles.com

MD – Star Wars #1 Launch Party

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Artist Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows) appears at Cards Comics and Collectibles to sign the store’s exclusive variant cover of Marvel’s Star Wars #1 on Wednesday January 14, 2015 from 5:00-7:30 PM! Plus fans can get a free Skottie Young lithograph with purchase!

Other variants and party exclusive covers will be available for sale! 50% off all Star Wars back issues, TPBs, and hardcovers all day!

Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-526-7410

Planet Comicon 2015 Adds Guardians Cast Members

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Planet Comicon has announced their latest additions to the guest roster for 2015:

Karen Gillan – from Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy
Michael Rooker – from The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy
Scott Wilson – Herschel from The Walking Dead
J. August Richards – Deathlok from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sean Gunn – from Guardians of the Galaxy and Gilmore Girls
Raphael Sbarge – Archie Hopper from Once Upon a Time
Steve Cardenas – from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Laura Vandervoort – from Smallville and Bitten
Grant Bowler – Joshua Nolan from Defiance
Kent McCord - from Adam-12, seaQuest DSV, Galactica 1980
And from the cast of Lost Girl: Kris Holden-Ried, Rachel Skarsten, and Emmanuelle Vaugier

Planet Comicon will be better and bigger than ever this year. We have expanded the exhibit hall for even more dealers, artists, celebrities, cosplay, and special attractions.

We’ve announced great guests with many more announcements to come. You’ll meet Hollywood stars including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Stephen Amell (Arrow), John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville), Sam Witwer (Being Human), Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), and many others.

We also have a great array of top comics creators on the slate. We’ve recently announced Howard Chaykin and have nearly a dozen additional comics guests to announce in the next week. So far, we’ve confirmed Tim Bradstreet (Punisher), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), and local favorites including Jason Aaron (Thor, Star Wars).

Check out our new website for more information our guests and attractions.

MA – Comically Speaking Gallery Opening

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Essex Art Center hosts a gallery opening on Friday January 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm for “Comically Speaking,” a humorous way to see and express the daily life and happenings in our society. Featuring the work of Don Mathias from Andover, MA; David Sullivan from Dracut, MA, Sage Stossel from Cambridge, MA, Mark Parisi from Melrose, MA and John Klossner from Maine. These five cartoonists have been published in the Boston Globe, The Valley Patriot, and the Andover Townsman to name a few.

Essex Art Center
56 Island Street, Lawrence MA 01840
978-685-2343

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