Spooky Empire Brings “IT” To October Convention

Spooky Empire Brings “IT” To October Convention

Orlando is now being dubbed “the ultimate Halloween Vacation Capital” and was recently named AAA’s top destination for fall travel and known for immersive experiences!

Apropos since Orlando has been home to Spooky Empire, the ‘dark side of comic con’ convention, for over ten years. Spooky Empire is THE place to celebrate Halloween! It’s the ultimate Halloween experience as described by recent buzz.

If you need more proof, the convention just announced it is bringing the cast from the recent horror hit film, IT, to the 3-day weekend long festivities happening October 27 – 29, 2017. Attendees will catch Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Wyatt Oleff.

For more information on Spooky Empire, you can find the official press release and other guest announcements below my signature and follow them on Facebook for their latest updates.

Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter added to Spooky Empire

Spooky Empire has yet another amazing addition to our growing list of new, iconic stars!

JENNIFER CARPENTER joins us this October!

No one can forget JENNIFER’s role as “Debra Morgan”, the sister of “Dexter Morgan” and detective in the hit series “DEXTER” or in her breakout role as “Emily Rose” in “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”. JENNIFER CARPENTER has also starred in “Gone”, “Quarantine”, “Limitless”, “The Devils’ Hand”,
“White Chicks” and more!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet JENNIFER CARPENTER at Spooky Empire, October 27-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando!

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel reservations are going quick, but still available at www.spookyempire.com

Atomic Crush Events Announces Return for Year Two of Comic Con Revolution

ATOMIC CRUSH EVENTS ANNOUNCES RETURN FOR YEAR TWO OF COMIC CON REVOLUTION 

Saturday May 19 & Sunday May 20, 2018 At The Ontario Convention Center in Ontario California – Tickets on Sale Now

Top Talent Currently Scheduled To Appear Include Jason Aaron, Sandy King Carpenter, Ming Chen, David Lafuente, Dustin Nguyen, Stan Sakai, Cat Staggs and Timothy Zahn

New York, NY September 27, 2017 Atomic Crush Events (ACE) is pleased to announce the return of Comic Con Revolution (CCR) to Ontario, California.  The second annual comic con will be twice as large as year one.  Over double the square footage, more exhibitors, more vendors and even more guests.  CCR will be held on May 19 & 20, 2018 at the Ontario Convention Center and will feature two full days of programming.

The initial guest list boasts some of the most incredible talent in the industry including Jason Aaron (X-Men, Star Wars), Sandy King Carpenter (Film Producer & Comic Writer), Ming Chen (AMCs Comic Book Men), David Lafuente (Archer & Armstrong), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman), Timothy Zahn (Star Wars Novelist).  Many more additional announcements will be made before Comic Con Revolution opens its doors for year two.

“We’ve been hard at work reaching out to exciting and talented creators over the last few months,”  commented ACE Co-Founder Mike Scigliano.  “As each one confirms their participation the first thing we think about is how our attendees will react to the news.”

Not satisfied with just growing exhibit hall and the guest list, Comic Con Revolution will now play host to two days of programming full of panels and events for the entire family.  They’ll also be producing the second annual Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest hosted by Ming Chen with the winners receiving one of the most unique awards ever.  The ultimate goal is to create a full weekend experience.

“We were overwhelmed with the support and love that Ontario and the entire Inland Empire showed Comic Con Revolution last May,” said ACE Co-Founder Drew Seldin.  “It’s driven us to produce a bigger and better experience for 2018.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Comic Con Revolution website http://www.comicconrevolution.com/ontario/.

Also available are exclusive logo enamel pins, pint glasses and tees.

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About Comic Con Revolution

Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles.  We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts.  At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves.  The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love.  Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible.  We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.  Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.

About Atomic Crush Events 

Atomic Crush Events is an event consultation and management company that was founded on experience and innovation.  Bringing together expertise in event management, marketing, sales and business development to create a unique team that can analyze and identify the best course of action when developing a live event.  Our philosophy is simple – create the best experience possible for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.

More information is available at www.atomiccrushevents.com

https://www.facebook.com/AtomicCrushEvents/

https://twitter.com/AtomicCrushEvnt

https://www.instagram.com/atomiccrushevents/

For More Information Contact:

Mike Scigliano – mike@atomiccrushevents.com

Gabe Fieramosco – gabe@atomiccrushevents.com

Drew Seldin – drew@atomiccrushevents.com

James Ross – james@atomiccrushevents.com

Spooky Empire rolls out the red carpet for Hollywood Icons this October

Spooky Empire LogoNEWS RELEASE

 For Immediate Release

Friday, September 22, 2017

SPOOKY EMPIRE ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR HOLLYWOOD ICONS THIS OCTOBER

“The Dark Side of Comic Con” celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Lost Boys with guest appearances from

Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac 

Additionally, the convention will celebrate the Hollywood classic, Sixteen Candles, with the reunion of

Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall

ORLANDO – Spooky Empire, who hosts one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, announces the reunion of the Hollywood classic, Sixteen Candles, with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall on October 27 – 29, 2017 at The Hyatt Regency Orlando. The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic American horror comedy The Lost Boys with the attendance of Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac. The convention has also added an array of new activities for guests to enjoy including a Charity Casino Night, an expanded Kid’s Zone, Special FX Makeup classes, Literary Guests & Creators Track, Fast Pass photo-op option, and many more to be announced through October.

As a bonus to the Spooky Empire family, doors will open earlier on Friday, October 27 at 12 p.m. to begin the weekend-long festivities.

Recently announced celebrity guests include:

  • Richard Dreyfuss is most recognized for his lead role in the classic Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Stand By Me, American Graffiti, W Stakeout, Down & Out In Beverly Hills, Mr. Hollands Opus, Piranha 3D and The Crew.
  • Shannon Elizabeth has starred in Scary Movie, Thir13en Ghosts, Cursed, Night of the Demons, The Twilight Zone, Tomcats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back and as Nadia in American Pie and American Reunion.
  • Fairuza Balk most recognized role was Nancy in The Craft. She has also appeared in American History X, Waterboy, Return to Oz, Almost Famous, The Worst Witch, Things To Do in Denver When You’re Dead, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and Ray Donovan.
  • Daphne Zuniga stared as Princess Vespa in Mel Brooke’sSpaceballs and is recognized for her role in Melrose Place, The Sure Thing, The Fly 2, Vision Quest, Last Rites, Gross Anatomy, and One Tree Hill.
  • Loni Anderson is best known for her role as the receptionist on TV showWKRP In Cincinnati  as well as Stroker Ace, Munchie, Easy Street, VIP, The Love Boat, A Night At The Roxbury, and 3 Ninjas: High Noon.
  • John Kassir portfolio of work includes Tales of the Crypt, Animaniacs, Star Trek: Voyager, Pete’s Dragon, and Rick & Morty.
  • C.J. Graham played Jason Voorhees in the sixth film of the Friday the 13thseries Jason Lives. He will be in full costume for photo ops.
  • Ken Foree stars in Dawn of the Dead and has had roles in The Devil’s Rejects and Halloween. He also plays roger Rockmore on the Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel.
  • Derek Mears starred in Predator, Friday the 13th (’09), The Hills Have Eyes 2, Hatchet 3, True Blood, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, Cursed and Holliston.
  • Rachel Bolan is bass guitar player and main songwriter of the metal band “Skid Row.

The annual weekend will feature an array of activities including a tattoo festival, film festival, celebrity autographs, Kid’s Zone, costume and cosplay contest, huge exhibitor room, live music, performances, Q & A’s with artists, authors and filmmakers, a game room, seminars, creepy cars, among many other activities.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase after October 8th and at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. Limited VIP Packages are available for $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Tickets for children under ten years old are free.

Rooms are available at The Hyatt Regency Orlando for a discounted price of $119 per night. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 1-407-284-1234. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com. Stay tuned as more activities, special guests, celebrities and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit spookyempire.com.Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).

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About Spooky Empire

Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

Spooky Empire Media Contacts:

Juliana Gutierrez, JWI PR | +1 305-991-4259 | juliana@jwipr.com

Jessica Wade Pfeffer, JWI PR| +1 305-804-8424 | jessica@jwipr.com

MA – Harley Quinn Day 2017

Press Release:

Batman Day returns to That’s Entertainment in Worcester, Massachusetts. This year, one of Batman’s arch-enemies is taking over the show. Celebrating 25 years of Harley Quinn with friends and employees of That’s Entertainment all day on Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guest artists Bob Noberini and Doug Chapel will be offering free sketches and taking small commissions from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each artist will be giving away a Batman Day commemorative print which will feature his artwork. Requests for commissions and free sketches are limited to one per person from each artist.

Customers are strongly encouraged to cosplay. Everyone who arrives in full costume will receive an instant $5 in store credit. Cosplayers are then welcome to enter in the store’s costume contest for a chance to win first, second, or third prizes of $10, $25, or $50 in store credit. Cashiers will be handing out free Batman and Harley Quinn comic books and masks to everyone upon request, while supplies last (limit one mask and one comic book per person).

Marketing coordinator Sorana Gatej says, “Last year on Batman Day, dozens of fans came into the store in costume,” she adds. “It’s a wonderful sight, with people of all ages dressed as Batman or his friends and foes milling around and posing for photos.”

Gatej continues, “Harley Quinn is one of my favorite DC villains. She’s a deranged sweetheart with a deadly edge. You never know what you’ll get, but you can be sure it will be both frightening and delightful.”

According to DC Comics, The annual fan-favorite event, now in its fifth year, was first introduced to honor the iconic character’s 75th anniversary. Continuing the BATMAN DAY tradition, DC Entertainment has combined forces with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country to bring fans exciting festivities in honor of Gotham’s protector.

Comic artists and cartoonists Bob Noberini and Doug Chapel are both locally renowned for their artistic contributions to the Worcester art scene. Some of Doug Chapel’s most recent work, a colorful mural featuring one of his signature robots, can be seen on the side of the WCUW radio building on the corner of Hawthorne and Main St. in Worcester, MA.

That’s Entertainment, located at the corner of Lois Lane and Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, is a pop culture emporium that specializes in everyone’s inner “geek.” They carry a wide variety of comics, vinyl records, vintage and modern video games and systems, anime, collectible card games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and other items.

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

FL – Thrawn Signing

Press Release:

Books at Park Place is honored to announce the return of one of our favorite authors to our store. Timothy Zahn will be joining us for the afternoon of Saturday, October 14th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to sign copies of his new Star Wars novel Thrawn as well as many of his bestselling novels of old.

About the author:
Timothy Zahn has been writing science fiction for over thirty years. In that time he has published forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novelettes, and four collections of short fiction. Best known for his nine Star Wars novels, he is also the author of the Quadrail series, the Cobra series, and the young-adult Dragonback series. Recent books include Terminator Salvation: Trial by Fire, a sequel to the movie, and Cobra Guardian, the second of the Cobra War Trilogy. he also won the Hugo Award for the novella “Cascade Point” in 1984.

So join us and bring your camera as members of the fan group 501st Imperial Legion of Stormtroopers will be on hand as we turn to the dark side. Have some cookies and meet this amazing author that created some of the most iconic parts of the Star Wars universe.

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Books at Park Place
10468 Roosevelt Blvd N, St Petersburg, FL 33716
(727) 388-9093

LadiesCon Panel Schedule Announced for this Saturday

The 2nd annual LadiesCon will be held this Saturday, Sept. 16th at the Armory in Somerville, MA from noon till 5:00 PM! The show will present writers, artists, creators and artisans specializing in comics, fantasy, and science fiction, with a particular emphasis on creators who identify as women, LGBTQ, non-binary, and people of color, as well as local artists. Meet creators, buy books and crafts, and see panels on a variety of topics, including cosplay and fanfiction! Admission is FREE!

LadiesCon’s panel discussions are hosted by experts and fans alike. They are scheduled throughout the day in our two panel rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs.

The Bechdel Test and Fandom
12:00 – 12:50PM, DOWNSTAIRS PANEL ROOM

  • Janet Gershen-Siege, freelance science fiction author and blogger for Adventures in Career Changing
  • D.R. Perry, writer of Paranormal Humor, Alternate History, and LARP.

There just aren’t a lot of female heroes out there, still. And the ones who are out there often have no one to talk to other than men. What does it mean when films, books, and television programs fail the Bechdel Test in 2017? Is there a more systemic problem? How can it be fixed? What can indies do? How about consumers?

Women in Comics Retail
12:30 – 1:20PM, UPSTAIRS PANEL ROOM

Reflections on changes in the industry, predictions for the future, insights into the day-to-day life of a comic shop worker (it’s not exactly sitting around reading books & passing judgement) & DEEP DISH on the books & creators we love & hate!

Accessibility and Creativity in Cosplay: How to Make Cosplay for Everyone
1:00 – 1:50PM, DOWNSTAIRS PANEL ROOM

  • Rhea McCullough – Moderator
  • Carolyn Frantz
  • Jennifer Rzasa
  • Stephanie Mann
  • Melanie Anne Coombs

As cosplay becomes a more and more popular way of expressing fandom, people are making it work for them in various creative ways. Our panel of cosplayers will discuss how to cosplay on a budget, cosplay for people of varying abilities, and other burning questions from newbies and experts alike.

Wonder Woman Conquers the World!
1:30 – 2:20PM, UPSTAIRS PANEL ROOM

This summer, Diana of Themyscira conquered the world is an unstoppable blockbuster movie that out shined all her DC predecessors! Join our panelists as the delve into the comics history that inspired the film. We’ll talk favorite stories, characters, creative teams and show our love for all things Wonder Woman.

One True Pairings, Shipping, and the Romance Genre
2:00 – 2:50PM, DOWNSTAIRS PANEL ROOM

Shipping is part of the fabric of fandom communities. We all have an OTP, like Lois and Clark or Diana and Steve. But there’s also an entire fictional genre devoted to shipping, romance, that contains heroes and relationships similar to the pairings that fandom loves. Join us for a walk through romance in comics and how that relates to the feminist genre of romance.

Working in Audiodrama
2:30 – 3:20PM, UPSTAIRS PANEL ROOM

  • Lisa McQuilkin: Actor. “A.S.H.le” from Hadron Gospel Hour
  • Tanja Milojevic: Producer/Creator/Actor, The Penumbra Podcast
  • Simone De Boudoir: Actor, Edict Zero, What’s The Frequency, Electric Vicuna productions, Campfire Radio Theater

Audio drama podcasts are on the rise.  No longer relegated to a small number of dedicated listeners, Audio dramas are finding their way to car radios, living rooms, and live stages. We invited several local voice actors and creators to discuss the process, rewards, and unique challenges of audio-only entertainment.

Women in Games: From Designing to Playing and Nurturing the Next Generation
3:00 – 3:50PM, DOWNSTAIRS PANEL ROOM

  • Tracey Michienzi, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of ELS Game Day
  • Savannah Camacho, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of ELS Game Day
  • Emily Care Boss, Independent Game Designer/ Publisher, Black and Green Games
  • Adri Kliger, Co-Organizer of Women in Games, Boston
  • Meg Stivison, game designer for Small Monsters Games
  • Sarah Zaidan, comics artist and game designer

Have you ever looked around just to notice that you are the only woman in your game group? Ever feel like you don’t belong in the hobby? Trust us, you aren’t alone. The number of women who admit to gaming as a hobby are rising, and we are going to talk about it. Our esteemed panelists will discuss women’s roles in the gaming industry, equality in gaming, and how to create a positive gaming environment to set a good example to women gamers of the future.

The Expanded Universe: The Art of Fan Fiction
3:30 – 4:20PM, UPSTAIRS PANEL ROOM

  • Taylor Hendel – Moderator
  • Charlotte White
  • Linda Endinger
  • Caitlin Walsh

Even our favorite books and movies can leave us wanting more, whether we’re wondering how else things might have played out, wish more time had been spent on certain plot points, crave more queer or minority characters, or just want to see what happens next. Fanfiction is the way some folks explore their favorite fictional universes, putting the characters and/or setting in new contexts. Come learn more about this ever-growing art form from a variety of perspectives.

The Comic Book Spectrum: Modes of Creation
4:00 – 4:50PM, DOWNSTAIRS PANEL ROOM

The Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that highlights the merit and craft work of women working in the comic book industry. Their on going panel series ‘The Comic Book Spectrum’ discusses the various aspects of the industry that help keep the medium current and expansive. This installment will focus on the different ways comic books are produced, distributed and how they continue to thrive in an ever changing, multimedia industry.

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Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
(617) 718-2191

SF – Marvel Super Heroes Night

Comics legend Stan Lee and Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics Axel Alonso appear at AT&T Park on Friday, September 15, 2017 for the second annual MARVEL SUPER HEROES NIGHT! Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

The Giants are proud to invite all Giants and MARVEL fans to AT&T Park to celebrate the upcoming release of the highly anticipated film, Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the Thor series. Your Special Event ticket package includes a ticket to the Friday evening game versus the Diamondbacks, as well as a collector’s-edition Giants-themed bobblehead of Thor, only available with the purchase of this Special Event ticket. We encourage all fans to dress up as their favorite MARVEL character and enjoy a day centered around Stan Lee’s Marvel empire

Each VIP-ticket holder will receive admission to Triples Alley from 4:45 – 6:45 PM, access to the Q&A panel featuring Stan Lee AND Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, Axel Alonso, complimentary food and beverage (including beer and wine), a collector’s-edition Giants-themed bobblehead of Thor, as limited-edition collectable of Thor’s Hammer, only available to ticketholders of this VIP offer!

Unlike any other ballpark setting, this on-field space is the perfect place to enjoy all of the pre-game excitement at the ballpark. Triples Alley, the Giants newest premium location, has it all, including on-field access from which to watch batting practice, early access to the ballpark, and at the conclusion of the pre-game event, a walk along the warning track on the field to get to your seats for the game.

AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plz, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 972-2000

 

Comic Con Revolution Expands to West Palm Beach in 2018

Press Release:

ATOMIC CRUSH EVENTS ANNOUNCES COMIC CON REVOLUTION EXPANSION IN WEST PALM BEACH

The 1-Day Inaugural Event To Take Place At The Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida On Saturday, February 24, 2018

Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach Will Feature Top Comic Talent In Addition To A Full Day of Programming Capped Off With Our Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest

New York, NY September 6, 2017 – Atomic Crush Events (ACE) is pleased to announce Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach (CCR WPB).  The inaugural 1-day event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  CCR WPB will feature a guest list of top industry talent and a full day of programming including our Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest, exhibitors and vendors.

Our initial guest list includes Chris Claremont, Sandy King Carpenter, Jeff Dekal, Joe Eisma, Travis Hanson, Hope Larson, Shawn Martinbrough, Ron Marz, Richard Starkings and hosting our Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest is Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men). Expect several additional announcements to be made as guests continue to confirm their appearances.

“When we launched our first Comic Con Revolution last May in Ontario, California we built the show with the focus on creators and the work they create,” said ACE Co-Founder Mike Scigliano.  “The concept was received incredibly well.  Fans are excited about comic cons that feature great comic book and creative arts talent.  Our inaugural show in West Palm Beach will be built around that same core concept.”

“We are excited to bring the Revolution to West Palm Beach,” added ACE Co-founder Gabe Fieramosco.  “We have a great deal of family and friends in the area so it will be very personal for us.”

For more information as well tickets head to www.comicconrevolution.com/westpalmbeach/

www.facebook.com/ComicConRevolutionWPB

www.twitter.com/CCRevolutionWPB

www.instagram.com/comicconrevolutionwpb

About Comic Con Revolution

Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles.  We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts.  At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves.  The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love.  Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible.  We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.  Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.

About Atomic Crush Events

Atomic Crush Events is an event consultation and management company that was founded on experience and innovation.  Bringing together expertise in event management, marketing, sales and business development to create a unique team that can analyze and identify the best course of action when developing a live event.  Our philosophy is simple – create the best experience possible for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.

More information is available at www.atomiccrushevents.com

https://www.facebook.com/AtomicCrushEvents/

https://twitter.com/AtomicCrushEvnt

https://www.instagram.com/atomiccrushevents/

2017 Baltimore Comic-Con Costume Contest

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Cosplay, Maryland

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con and Super Hero Stuff proudly present the highly-demanded and hugely popular Annual Costume Contest. SuperHeroStuff.com is a leading specialty online retailer of superhero and comic book merchandise. They also operate mobile SHS retail booths at the country’s largest comic cons where they sell awesome merchandise. SuperHeroStuff is a company that was built by super fans to cater to super fans. Find them online at www.superherostuff.com.

This year, the adult costume contest is being held on Saturday, September 23rd at 3:00pm. All participants must be in the prejudge room by 1:30pm or their deposit will be forfeit. Prejudging will start at 2:00pm and will be split into amateur and professional contests.

The children’s costume contest will be held on Sunday, September 24th at 2:30pm. All participants must be in the prejudge room by 1:30pm.

Categories

  • Adult – “Professional” ($10 Entry Fee)
    • Those working a job involving building or fabricating costumes.
    • Those who make costumes or pieces for casual sale (eBay, etc.).
    • Those who have won an award at a costume contest at any convention.
    • Those that have been invited based on Cosplay.
  • Adult – “Amateur” ($5 Entry Fee)
    • Any adult 18 years or older that does not meet the above requirements.
  • Kids (Free)
    • Ages 17 and under.

Prizes

Overall Best Costume (Best in Show)

$1,000 Grand Prize in Cash for Professional

Prizes in each of the Professional Adult categories:

$250 in cash for 1st Place

$150 in cash for 2nd Place

$100 in cash for 3rd Place

Amateur Adult categories:

$150 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$75 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

$50 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 3rd Place

Group category (winning groups divide prize amount between members):

$200 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$150 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

Kids Prizes in each of the Newborn to Age 11 and Age 12 to Age 17 categories:

$100 Grand Prize Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate

$75 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 1st Place

$50 Super Hero Stuff Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

Each winner will also receive free admittance to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2018 and both Adult Grand Prize Winners will be asked to judge the 2018 contest!

Rules

  1. All participants must have Baltimore Comic-Con admission wristband or badge (this includes Associate, Dealer, Press, and other specialty badges). Members of Baltimore Comic-Con staff are ineligible to compete.
  2. Participants can register at any time up to 1pm on Saturday or Sunday for the respective Costume Contests by visiting the Costume Contest Booth located in the lower Pratt Street lobby.
  3. All participants will be required to sign a permission/release/waiver form to participate in the contest. Minors under 18 years of age may participate only if a permission/release form signed by the minor’s legal guardian is provided. Forms are available at the Costume Contest Booth (see #2 above).
  4. Participant category (Amateur or Professional) shall be determined by a set of 3 judges during the pre-judging portion of the contest.
  5. Pictures will be taken during judging of all participants and throughout the costume contest and will be the property of Baltimore Comic-Con.
  6. All costumes must abide by the rules of Baltimore Comic-Con, including but not limited to the Baltimore Comic-Con Weapons and Harassment policies. If a policy violation is discovered, that entry will be disqualified.
  7. Professionally made or rented costumes are prohibited.
  8. Costumes that have won any major awards at any convention may not be entered in the Hall Costume Contest unless major (50% or more) work has been improved or worked over with photographic proof of the changes.
  9. No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame, or smoke generators of any kind are allowed in the Baltimore Convention Center.
  10. No electrical power connections will be provided. If your costume requires power, it must be part of your costume design.
  11. Groups from the same series are welcome to enter, but random characters from different series are discouraged. Groups will be considered as one entry and the winners will receive one prize to share.
  12. Each contestant may present (wear) only one costume, or a group of people may wear one costume at the same time (i.e., a large costume that requires several people inside to move it).
  13. All entrants are encouraged to bring reference material for their costume. Not all judges know all characters, so it is in everyone’s best interest to bring a color picture (or several) if possible. The reference should depict the details of the costume you are presenting. Please do not ask to e-mail or print out references at the convention.
  14. Costumes will be judged on a variety of criteria, including craftsmanship and overall effect.
  15. All judges’ decisions of the costume contest are final.

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

 

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