Scene on the Web: Midwest Media Expo Cancelled, D23 Lineup

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Detroit-Based Comic Con Suddenly Cancelled Three Days Before Event [Updated]

26 Apr, 2017

Midwest Media Expo, a mid-sized comic con in the Detroit area, has cancelled this year’s event due to issues with the hotel… three days before the whole thing was supposed to start.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/detroit-based-comic-con-suddenly-cancelled-three-days-b-1794682670


Image for Adam Savage cosplays as Chewbacca with C-3PO in tow

Adam Savage cosplays as Chewbacca with C-3PO in tow

26 Apr, 2017

Watch the former “MythBusters” co-host secretly invade Silicon Valley Comic Con while dressed as the famous Star Wars Wookiee.

https://www.cnet.com/news/mythbusters-adam-savage-cosplays-chewbacca-wookiee-c3po-star-wars-silicon-valley-comic-con/


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This amazing powered cosplay armour took 518 hours to create – DIY Photography

25 Apr, 2017

Cosplay, fantasy and photographing it has become huge over the last decade or so. At comic cons around the world, people show up as their favourite video game, TV and movie characters. And every year

http://www.diyphotography.net/amazing-powered-cosplay-armour-took-518-hours-create/


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D23 EXPO: Hall D23 Presentation Lineup for July’s event announced | An Englishman In San Diego

26 Apr, 2017

For many con fanatics, it’s going to be one of the busiest couple of weeks of their lives – San Diego Comic-Con (20th-23rd July 2017) and, the weekend before that, the celebration of ev…

http://www.anenglishmaninsandiego.com/connews/d23-expo-hall-d23-presentation-lineup-for-julys-event-announced


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Jim Demonakos to leave ReedPop — The Beat

25 Apr, 2017

Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos announced he’s leaving ReedPOP, destination unknown, on a FB post. Demonakos has served as Global Director of Comic Talent for ReedPOP since they …

http://www.comicsbeat.com/jim-demonakos-to-leave-reedpop/


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Wondercon Roundup! Suddenly Susan Takes The Con By Storm! Comic Con HQ! Toddland! The Convention Floor! And More! | Mike The Fanboy

25 Apr, 2017

Wonderful, wondrous Wondercon! Mike and I headed down to Anaheim for our annual visit to Comic Con’s adopted younger brother. I enjoy Wondercon because of

http://www.mikethefanboy.com/wondercon-suddenly-susan/


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Ten tips for publicizing convention events — The Beat

26 Apr, 2017

By David Seidman It’s con season in the comics world, which means that someone has to attract people to attend panels, signings, parties, and other events. I’ve done it, and it’s not easy. But you …

http://www.comicsbeat.com/ten-tips-for-publicizing-convention-events/


SC – FCBD: Adam Kubert Signing

Press Release:

Join Borderlands Comics on Saturday May 6th for Free Comic Book Day! This family-friendly event is perfect for long-time fans or newcomers to comics. Due to the overwhelming crowds in previous years, we are going to open at 10 AM!!!

Thanks to the Hero Initiative we will have the spectacular Adam Kubert signing at the shop! Adam is the artist of the new Peter Parker: the Spectacular Spider-Man comic from Marvel. Don’t miss this rare chance to get books signed by a true icon! Details to be announced soon.

Artists will be on hand for free sketches:
Chris Hamer
Jason Gwinn
Josh Boroughs
Brandon Hendricks
Mitch Rogers
Travis Tutterow

The Upstate Droid Group and the Carolina Garrison 501st Legion will also be here!

The Blood Connection will be here starting at 8:00 am. Give blood and get a free SC Comicon Bloodshot T-Shirt and you’ll also be able to cut to the front of the line to get your free comics!

RSVP on Facebook!

Borderlands Comics & Games
1434 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 235-3488

Daytona Beach Comic Con is this Sunday April 23rd!

This Sunday April 23, 2017 is the Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention

It will be held at Embery-Riddle ICI Center, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida. Admission at the door is $8. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM.


Some of the vendors are Earl ShawJustin WilsonTony HinesJohn TischlerJake BatesTidalwavecomics OwnerPablo OrdonePedro CruzDavid CorporonJim Carasells CollectiblesDavid McPikeSteve BaginskieDavid FinleySteven MyersDavid SalleDavid T AlexanderChristian GillispieAngelo CrawfordScott DoaneJay OlchakMark GmuerBruce Hughes,  Todd MerrickGeorge PintyeDoug OConnorDoug BerryMike KalesJoe TeggeGary ClarkRaymond SanabriaAaron MeaslesLeigh Hathaway WestonLisa PottsTerry MooreChris FossSteven WarrenEric SpeanburghPatty Harvey WollerEric WollerDaryll GunterLeah Butler Crawford..

For a full vendors list go to the web page HERE! 

BoroughCon 2017 Announced for Memorial Day Weekend

Press Release:

Superhero, animation and gaming fans will soon converge on Utopia Parkway for a four-day celebration in a park-like setting.

St. John’s University will host BoroughCon, a new pop culture convention, over Memorial Day Weekend 2017, May 26-May 29. The event, which is expected to draw up to 20,000 attendees, will appeal to enthusiasts of heroic stories in film, television, gaming and graphic formats, as well as to those who enjoy anime and manga –animation and comics, respectively, in the Japanese tradition.

BoroughCon programming will include panels and autograph sessions with celebrities, gaming tournaments, screenings of both classic and as-yet unreleased films and TV shows, a vendors’ room and an artists’ alley. In addition to special programming for youth and children as well as their parents and grandparents, there will also be a cosplay competition.

“Cosplay is the performance art of creating costumes based on your favorite media characters, then embodying those characters for the audience,” BoroughCon CEO Matthew Goodison-Orr explains. “It has become a staple of these conventions, and cosplay is always one of the most popular draws.”

Media guests are currently being announced on BoroughCon.com and Goodison-Orr says, “BoroughCon will be able to deliver at least a couple of household names, as well as several actors well-known to everyone from all walks of life within the nerd community.”

Current guests include:
•    Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, The Goonies)
•    Khary Payton (The Walking Dead, Young Justice, Teen Titans)
•    Dante Basco (Hook, American Dragon: Jake Long)
•    Steven Blum (animated voice of Wolverine, record holder for most video game credits)
•    Cree Summer (Codename: Kids Next Door, Inspector Gadget)
•    Jess Harnell (Crash Bandicoot, Animaniacs)
•    Grey DeLisle (Scooby-Doo, Avatar: The Last Airbender)
•    Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Star Wars: Rebels, Ghost in the Shell)
•    Chester Rushing (Stranger Things)
•    Johnny Brennan (Jerky Boys, Family Guy)
•    Grizz Chapman (30 Rock, The Lair)

The nerd community, he said, includes fans of comic books, manga, gaming, and science fiction/fantasy movies and television shows—and a great many self-professed nerds live in underserved neighborhoods of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island. Comic creators appearing include Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans), Mike Grell (Green Arrow, Jon Sable), Tony Bedard (Supergirl, Birds of Prey)  Mark McKenna (Combat Jacks, Exiles).

“Surprisingly, New York City and the surrounding area runs short of adequate event space despite the world-class sports and concert venues,” says Goodison-Orr, who, when he served three years as CEO of Orlando’s KnightroKon, catered to up to 40,000 fans a year. “None of the hotels have anywhere enough meeting space for a convention of BoroughCon’s size, and the Javits Center is already home to New York Comic Con, with which we have no desire to invite comparison. So my partners and I chose to focus on the Four Boroughs, and St. John’s became the clear choice.”

The decision to embrace the outer boroughs required very little persuasion.

“Queens has roughly the same population as Houston, and Brooklyn is almost the size of Chicago. Both those middle-American cities host multiple ‘cons’ annually. So why would we want to be the second-biggest-by-a-mile in Manhattan when we can build something new and different here?”

What will set BoroughCon apart, according to Goodison-Orr, is the degree to which fans will enjoy direct access to well-known guests.

“If you come to BoroughCon, you’ll get a chance to meet, shake hands with or get an autograph from someone whose work you admire,” he said. “BoroughCon will be for regular fans – the con for the rest of us.”

RSVP on Facebook!

For up-to-date information, visit boroughcon.com.

The Outsiders invades Spooky Empire


We’re very excited to add these two guests to our lineup! When PonyBoy and The Karate Kid want to come out to Spooky Empire, we can’t say no.

C. THOMAS HOWELL and RALPH MACCHIO will be at Spooky Empire next weekend, and this is your chance to meet them both in person, to celebrate the upcoming 35th anniversary of the classic film “The Outsiders”

C. THOMAS HOWELL kicked off his career with a small part (Tyler) in the classic “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial”, but after his memorable performance as “Ponyboy Curtis” in “The Outsiders” he became one of the most popular young actors of the 80’s. He went on to star in many films and TV series including (for you horror fans) “The Hitcher” (1 & 2), “Red Dawn”, “Tank”, “Secret Admirer”, “Soulman”, “The Hillside Strangler”, and more recently “Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, “Southland”, “Torchwood” “24” and “Grimm”.

RALPH MACCHIO started out in commercials before his regular appearance on “Eight is Enough”. His career also took a jump after his appearance as “Johnny Cade” in the film “The Outsiders”. He went on to star in his most memorable role as “Daniel” in “The Karate Kid” series of films. He also starred in “Teachers”, “Crossroads”, “My Cousin Vinny”, and more recently had a recurring role on “Ugly Betty. He also joined the hit reality show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011.

Don’t miss out on this amazing appearance, and be sure to check out their Q&A for a special surprise.

Advance tickets and VIP are still available, and hotel reservations are limited but available. www.spookyempire.com

STAY GOLD!

NV – Amerikarate Signing

Writer Corey Kalman and cosplay cover model April O’Neil sign AMERIKARATE at Vegas Comics on Sunday, April 12th from noon till 2:30 PM.

RSVP on Facebook!

Vegas Comics
8866 South Eastern Ave #103, Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 750-9399

Celebrity Guests Team Up at Planet Comicon 2017

Press Release:

Not only do we try to bring you some of the most interesting and influential celebrity guests to Planet Comicon Kansas City every year, we always seek to bring you the stories behind your favorite comic, sci-fi and fantasy franchises. That’s why we always try to team up our celebrity guests whenever possible and 2017 has some of our most amazing groupings yet! Check out these amazing assemblies of television talent…

  • Doctor Who: Billie Piper, John Barrowman, Catherine Tate
  • Arrow: Stephen Amell and John Barrowman
  • Lost Girl: Anna Silk, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Zoie Palmer
  • RWBY: Arryn Zech, Kara Eberle, Elizabeth Maxwell, Jessica Nigri
  • DC TV: Michael Rowe, Teddy Sears, Maggie Geha
  • Reign: Adelaide Kane and Rachel Skarsten
Not only will you have the chance to hear many of these celebrities dish on behind-the-scenes details on some of your favorite shows via numerous panel discussions throughout the weekend (schedule coming soon!), you can also schedule your personal Team-Up photo opp via Epic Photo Ops! Details and tickets available at the link…

RSVP on Facebook!

For more information about the 2017 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

Tampa Bay Comic Con goes Underworld!

Kate Beckinsale will be a guest at the July 28-30, Tampa Bay Comic Con!

Kate is best known for her leading role as Selene in the Underworld film series. Appearing Saturday only.

To pre-order tickets for the July 28-30, Tampa Bay Comic Con, please visit: www.tampabaycomiccon.com.

Don’t Miss Ka-Blam! 2017 on April 22nd

April 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Cosplay, Pennsylvania

Press Release:

Join us for ToonSeum’s annual fundraiser, Ka-Blam! on Saturday, April 22nd at the Teamster Temple in Lawrenceville, PA!

Our theme this year is Cosmic Cause-Play and will feature great sci-fi costumes, themed activities and a pop-up showcase highlighting the work of Joss Whedon, creator of Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Live drawings, coveted auction items, music provided and great fare and refreshments from some of Pittsburgh’s best local establishments, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Click here for tickets!

VIP starting at 7pm
General Admission starting at 8pm

VIP Tickets: $75
General Admission: $45

Or – buy a table and save!
VIP Table of 10: $675/table
General Admission Table of 10: $405/table

RSVP on Facebook!

Iron Mike visits MegaCon!

Pop culture icon Mike Tyson joins the line-up!
Meet the World Heavyweight Champion & star of The Hangover at #MegaCon17!

www.MegaConOrlando.com

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