Clermont Comic Con hits this weekend!

Clermont Comic Con

Clermont Comic Con has a HUGE guest list!

Clermont Comic Con

Clermont Performing Arts Center
3700 S. Hwy 27

Clermont FL 34711

Entry: $15.00
Parking: FREE
clermont-gpbannerGeorge Pérez is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, whose titles include The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman. Writer Peter David has named Pérez his favorite artistic collaborator.
clermont-gabbannerGary Allen Barker is a freelanced comic book art, primarily as a penciler for Dark Horse, Marvel, DC, Innovation, and Image. Mr. Barker has been the artist for Garfield for over two decades and has also drawn The Incredible Hulk and Morbius the Living Vampire and more for Marvel Comics.
clermont-chuckdixonbannerChuck Dixon is an American comic book writer, best known for his work on the Marvel character the Punisher and on the DC characters Batman, Nightwing and Robin in the 1990s and early 2000s.

clermont-mikespicerbannerMike Spicer is a south Florida based artist, and has been coloring comics since 2007. . Husband to an amazing wife, Father to a beautiful son, Daddy to an stubborn dog. He likes pizza, burgers, beer, and wine… AND COLORING FRIGGIN COMICS!! seriously, its the best!

Mike has worked for several publishers including DC, Vertigo, Valiant, Image, IDW, BOOM!. On titles like Suicide Squad Most Wanted Deadshot, Mad Max Fury Road, Mythic, Head Lopper, Dead Drop, Silent Hill, and Sons of Anarchy.

clermont-patbroderickbannerPat Broderick is an American comic book artist known for his work on the Micronauts. Broderick also penciled the four-part “Batman: Year Three” storyline, written by Marv Wolfman, which detailed the first meeting of Batman and Tim Drake. Mr. Broderick is currently working on his new series Nibiru And The Legend Of Annunaki.

clermont-tkbannerTony Kordos is an inker/illustrator for DC Comics who has worked on titles such as Aquaman, The Flash, and currently Batman & Robin Eternal and Cyborg: REBIRTH.

clermont-georgelowebannerGeorge Lowe is an American voice actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as the voice of Space Ghost on the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim/GameTap animated series Space Ghost Coast to Coast; he also played the part for its spin-off Cartoon Planet. He continued to voice Space Ghost in several cameos in other programs for several years, even following the conclusion of the series. He has also made recurring voice appearances on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken.

clermont-gcfbannerfgstextGeorge “Corpsegrinder” Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession. He previously recorded two albums with Florida’s Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing former vocalist, Chris Barnes, who is now the vocalist for Six Feet Under. He also provided guest vocals for New York technical death metal band Suffocation on the songs “Reincremation” and “Mass Obliteration” from their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, as well as guest vocals for California deathcore band Suicide Silence, on the song “Control” from their fourth album, You Can’t Stop Me. Fisher also performed guest vocals on Job for a Cowboy’s 2014 album Sun Eater, on the song “The Synthetic Sea”. As a death metal vocalist, Fisher employs the “death growl” extended vocal technique.

Fisher voices the Metal Masked Assassin in the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse which airs at midnight on the Cartoon Network. He was also the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to George, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and also lived in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida later in life.

Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named “Gorge the Corpsegrinder” into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after his interest in the game was revealed in interviews. George was invited on stage and performed at Blizzcon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. He was also seen attending the Convention as a participant.

clermont-laughtonparchmentbanner1Laughton Parchment was born in Morant Bay, Saint Thomas in eastern Jamaica and moved to England when he was 18 years old. At age 25 he started a company in furniture design and manufacture that he has grown over 40 years.

In addition to knowing his way around tools, he was busy doing voice over work for BBC Radio WM in Birmingham, spent time developing his craft as a professional singer while simultaneously dabbling in writing fiction. After he and his wife moved to Florida in 2006, he published his first book, “The Mulberry Bush” in 2008, his second novel, “The Night Hawker” in 2013, and the third “Margaret”…released in August 2014.

As he was finishing his fourth book, in September, 2014 (My Father’s Woman), he was diagnosed with stage two Prostate cancer. He decided to put that book on hold and began a new project to document his journey with cancer. This project explores his experiences with diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and the exceptional help he received from the Florida Hospital, Waterman, in spite of having no medical Insurance.

This latest book will be titled…”Prostate Cancer Picked On The Wrong Guy” and is scheduled to be released in December 2015.

He is presently beating the hell out of prostate cancer because it has no idea what it was taking on when it crawled into his space.

clermont-dimitribannerDimitri Diatchenko is a native of San Francisco and a first-generation American; his father is Ukrainian and his mother is of Greek and Swedish descent. Diatchenko began classical guitar lessons at the age of seven. Two years later he gave his first solo classical guitar recital. During and after his studies, Dimitri Diatchenko has won several medals in guitar competitions like the Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition or the World Championships of Performing Arts. Furthermore he released four solo guitar CD’s.

Dimitri Diatchenko attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and later Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. There he was a scholarship music student, majored in classical guitar and received the Bachelor of Music. After transferring to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Dimitri Diatchenko continued with his acting and music studies in the Masters program. In April 1996, as Dimitri Diatchenko was graduating with his Masters degree from Florida State University -he received the Master of Music from the university-, he was cast in Ridley Scott’s 1997 action film G.I. Jane and landed a small role as trainee; following this, Dimitri Diatchenko relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career further. In Los Angeles, he also teaches guitar privately and performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble player.

Dimitri Diatchenko’s acting career began in the late 1990s, as he made appearances on several television series during this time. After appearing on the action television series Alias, some of his most well-known roles to date came in 2008, as he appeared in the motion pictures Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Get Smart. For his performance as Ukrainian tour guide Yuri in the actual film Chernobyl Diaries, Diatchenko received good critics from some film reviewers.

In addition to acting, Diatchenko works as voice actor. He lent his voice to a lot of video and computer games. His first work in a video game came in 2005, as he provided additional voices for Medal of Honor: European Assault. Currently Diatchenko is in Evolve, and Fallout 4 and can be seen in the 2016 horror film They’re Watching.

A student of the Dick Smith’s Advanced Professional Makeup Course, Scott Fensterer’s passion for special effects makeup has morphed into a lifelong career in art. He has continued to evolve as an artist, sculpting maquettes, toy and hobby prototypes, life-sized museum figures and private commissions for collectors the world over. Following a personal “reboot,” Scott has turned his attention back to his first love of special effects makeup.

clermont-cwbannerChris Whaley is an American author, Southern Baptist pastor and former professional wrestler who competed in Florida using the ring name The Saint. His novel The Masked Saint was turned into a movie in 2016.

The Masked Saint won Best Picture at the 2015 International Christian Film Festival.

clermont-kmbannerKarl Moline is a long time comic book artist who is most know for his work on Dark Horse Comics Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Fray. Karl has also worked on Avengers Academy, Avengers Arena and Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird for Marvel Comics and DC Comics Convergence Superboy.

clermont-rmbannerRoland Mann is a writer, editor, speaker, and professor. As writer, he is best known for his work on the comic series Cat & Mouse. Other titles written by Roland include Krey, Demon’s Tails, Planet of the Apes: Blood of the Apes, Miss Fury and more. As editor, Roland is best known for his work at Malibu/Marvel Comics where he edited the Protectors and many Ultraverse titles. Roland is a frequent speaker at writing workshops/conferences. He teaches writing for comics and animation at Full Sail University.

Spooky Empire Releases Flyer for Upcoming Rescheduled Show

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For more information site the website HERE!

HI – Usagi Yojimbo Signing

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Award-winning cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of the Eisner-winning graphic novel series Usagi Yojimbo, appears at Other Realms Ltd. on Saturday December 10, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM!

Sakai has received five Eisner awards for Usagi Yojimbo, first published in 1984 and still continuing today. In addition, Sakai has received the 2014 Inkwell Award, 2007 Harvey Award, 2002 National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Awards, and the Cultural Ambassador Award from the Japanese American Museum, among many others. Sakai has also worked on projects including Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #7, Star Wars, and Marvel’s Strange Tales. He is also an award-winning letterer for his work on the Spider-Man comic strip and Sergio Aragones’ Groo the Wanderer.

Other Realms Ltd.
1130 N Nimitz Hwy, Ste C-140, Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 596-8236

CA – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00 PM!

In this live event he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight.” It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman. Tickets available at the link…

RSVP on Facebook!

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, California 95403
(707) 546-3600

Daytona Comic Book Convention hits this weekend!

Daytona Comic ConThe Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention is a true comic book convention/show with more then half of the vendors selling comics from the golden age to the present.

Stop in for a great day of comics, toys, collectibles and all around family fun.
–The show will be on Sunday, November 13, 2016. It will be at the ICI Center Embry-Riddle, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114.
-Admission is $8.00 (pay at the door).
-Convention starts at 10 AM and runs till 4 PM
–Lots of free parking.
–Costume contest at 2:30 PM day of show. Costume contest open to all ages with over $300.00 in prizes

Comic Book Guests
X-Men artist Greg Land, Squarriors artist Ashley Witter and writer Ash Maczko, Rochelle the Teen Cockroach artist Dell Barras and writer John Crowtherr, Spider-man artist Alex Saviuk, artist/writer/creator Christian Slade, writer/editor Roland Mann, artist/inker Jeff Whiting, writer/artist/publisher Bill Black, writer/creator/artist Martin Dunn, artist Aly Dunn, artist/writer Andre R Frattino, artist Kyle Robert Willis, artist Terrance Horne, artist/writer Joe Fauvel. CBCS will be set up taking submissions.
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Media Guests
King of the B movies Joel D. Joel D Wynkoopp, actress M. Catherine Wynkoopp, actor Tom Antalek, author Joe Lovece, pod cast and radio Super Radio Bros, daily podcast the Riley and Kimmy Show, web comic Monster Kid Studios, tv personality and bakers Patty Harvey Woller and Eric Woller of Vicious Collectibles, author Sarah Kage and illustrator Casey Balaz of the Halloween Pickle.
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Entertainment
All original Victorian/Steampunk/Horror performance troupe offering Macabre and Whimsical visions with John DiDonna and Phantasmagoria
Face painting and balloon creations by Fun Faces Balloon Creations

http://daytonabeachcomicconvention.com

 

CA – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the San Diego Civic Theatre on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM!

In this live event he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight.” It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman. Tickets available at the link…

RSVP on Facebook!

San Diego Civic Theatre
1100 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 570-1100

CA – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM! In this live event he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight.” It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman. Tickets available at the link…

RSVP on Facebook!

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787

Summer Glau announced as a guest for PARADISE CITY COMIC CON

paradise_glauSummer Glau has just been announced as a guest for PARADISE CITY COMIC CON on December 9, 10, & 11 at The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

 Summer Glau is best known for for her iconic roles as River Tam in Joss Whedon’s TV series Firefly and the feature film, Serenity and Cameron Philips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She has recently had a featured role on The CW’s Arrow as Isabel (Ravager). Use PROMO CODE: “SPIKE” to save $10 OFF Three Day Weekend Passes and PROMO CODE: “RIVER” to save $5 OFF single day and 2 Day Tickets! These promo codes are valid until Monday Oct. 31 @ 11:59pm. Over 100 celebrity guests, voice actors, comic book creators, entertainment guests, and cosplay stars will be in attendance.

Summer Glau got her start in Joss Whedon’s much acclaimed TV series Angel playing a cursed Prima Ballerina in the 2002 episode “Waiting in the wings”. Contributing to her Sci Fi credits were roles in USA’s The 4400 as Tess, Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse as Echo’s long lost nemesis, Bennet Halverson, NBC’s The Cape as Orwell, an investigative blogger who teams up with Vince/The Cape in order to fight crime and restore justice, and guest appearances on Alphas as Skylar. Summer has also starred in the the films Deadly Honeymoon, and The Legend of Hells Gate: An America Conspiracy. She has made guest appearances on TV in The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Hawaii 5-0, and NTSF:SD:SUV.

Paradise City Comic Con is 3 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! There will be multiple costume and cosplay events each day of the show, with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes on the line!

The guest list is growing weekly, and some of the highlights include:

* Star Wars Cast Members: Billy Dee Williams “LANDO CALRISSIAN”, Paul Blake “GREEDO”, Garrick Hagon “BIGGS DARKLIGHTER”, and Brian Herring “BB-8”.

* Star Trek Voyager Cast Members: Tim Russ “Tuvok and Ethan Phillips “Neelix”.

* TV and Movie Stars: Summer Glau (Firefly, Serenity, Terminator, Dollhouse), James Marsters (Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Brainiac in Smallville, Captain John Hart in Torchwood), Tara Reid (Sharknado, American Pie), Manu Bennett (Crixus in Spartacus, Slade Wilson / Deathstroke in Arrow, Azog, king of the Orcs in The Hobbit trilogy, Allanon in The Shannara Chronicles), Dante Basco (Hook), and Sam Jones (Flash Gordon).

* Comic Book Creators: STERANKO, George Perez, Neal Adams, Roy Thomas, David Finch, Bob Layton, Mark Bagley, Allen Bellman, Jeff Dekal, Jose Delbo, Mike Grell, Pia Guerra, Amy Mebberson, Moritat, Robbi Rodriguez, Tim Seeley, James Silvani, Ryan Stegman, Buzz, John Beatty, Ralph Cabrera, and more!

* Horror Legends and Icons: Ricou Browning (Creature From the Black Lagoon), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Films founder, creator of The Toxic Avenger), and Basil Gogos (Legendary Horror Artist for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Creepy, Eerie).

* RWBY Stars: Arryn Zech (Blake Belladonna), Kara Eberle (Weiss Schnee), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Winter Schnee).

* Animation Stars: Tad Stones (Creator of Darkwing Duck), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Lego Star Wars, Squidbillies), Lori Alan (Family Guy), Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Rodger Bumpass (SpongeBob Squarepants, Invader Zim), and Melissa Fahn (Invader Zim).

* Anime Stars: Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z, Ouran High School Host Club, Attack on Titan, Free! Eternal Summer), Beau Billingslea (Cowboy Bebop, Naruto), Leah Clark (Negima, Suzuka, Toriko, Sgt Frog, Soul Eater), Melissa Fahn (Cowboy Bebop, Digimon Tamers, FLCL), Brittney Karbowski (Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, High School of the Dead), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Attack on Titan, Noragami, Fairy Tail).

* Power Ranger Cast Members: Cerina Vincent, Nakia Burrise, and Catherine Sutherland.

* NSYNC members: Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.

* Star Trek Continues Cast Members: Vic Mignogna (Captain Kirk), Chris Doohan (Scotty), and Michele Spect (Dr. Elise McKennah).

* Pete & Pete Stars: Mike Maronna and Danny Tamberelli.

* Cosplay Stars Stella Chuu, Kiki Kannon, Rage Kitten, Amy Nicole Cosplay, BriannaBlackfire, Handsome Jordan, Harley’s love shack, MiaAckerman Cosplay, Sandmuffin Makeup, SkyCosplays, Haiden Hazard, Cameo Olyvia, and WavvyPrincess

Check out our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1711986075684941/ and RSVP to let us know you’re coming!

 www.paradisecitycomiccon.com.

OH – What a Hoot! Exhibit Opening

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Join The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, November 12th for the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective curated by Lucy Caswell.

What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective examines the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the King Features comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. Between his popular strip’s host of hilarious animals and a body of editorial cartoons spanning nine presidencies, visitors will learn about Peters’ world-view as well as his fervent sense of humor.

Peters’ early work will also be featured, from his time as a student and in the Army. This retrospective celebrates the energy, intelligence, and laugh-out-loud humor that have characterized Mike Peters’ work for nearly 50 years. Curated by Professor Emerita Lucy Shelton Caswell, with Peters’ donations and loans to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Co-sponsored by King Features Syndicate.

Free Event: Opening Celebration!

The following events  are free and open to the public – no RSVP required:

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Galleries: Curator’s Tour with Mike Peters and Lucy Caswell

4:00 – 5:30 pm – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall: Mike Peters Chalk-Talk

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Will Eisner Seminar Room: Catered reception for What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus OH 43210-1393
614-292-0538

Spooky Empire Reschedules convention for December!

spooky_decemberAfter many conversations with the convention center, hotels, agents and staff it looks like we have secured dates to reschedule Spooky Empire!

So please join us for a special Spooky Empire convention this December 2-4, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. 

We are working very hard on getting the guest list together and should have some announcements this week. We are working hard on booking some of the guests that were to attend last weekend.

Anyone that has purchased advanced tickets for the October Spooky Empire, we are giving you two options…your tickets will be accepted at either the December rescheduled event OR the April convention (April 21-23, 2017) For general admission ticket holders, there is no notice necessary and tickets do not need to be re-issued, just bring your existing ticket with you to one of the two events.

If you are a VIP package holder, please contact us to let us know which event you’ll be using your VIP package for.
(Emails will be going out to all ticket holders within the next 24 hours)

Due to the rescheduling of this event, tickets are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to use your tickets for either of the two events, these tickets are transferable. They may be sold or given to someone that can use them.

EXHIBITORS AND TATTOO ARTISTS: Your booth space will be available to you for either December OR April. However, we do need to know ASAP so that we can plan the space accordingly for each show. Emails are going out to all of you as well.

For everyone that has supported Spooky Empire over the last week, you will not be forgotten!! Everyone that contributed will be a part of this event in one way or another. Your generous contributions will go towards the expenses associated with making this rescheduled event happen. We are forever grateful and humbled by everyone’s support, patience, dedication and generosity. This is truly a family! The thought of possibly having to close Spooky Empire for good was the worst possible outcome for us, and all of your support this past week made us realize we have to do whatever we can to keep moving forward!

Stay tuned for updates!

http://www.spookyempire.com

Thanks so much!

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