RICHARD DREYFUSS joins Spooky Empire this October

The one and only RICHARD DREYFUSS joins us at Spooky Empire this October in Orlando, FL!

While there is no introduction needed for this Hollywood Icon, some of his better known films include: “JAWS” (Matt Hooper), “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” (Roy Neary), “PIRANHA 3D”, “AMERICAN GRAFITTI”, “JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH” (Centipede), “STAND BY ME” (The Writer), “MR. HOLLANDS OPUS”, “THE CREW”, “KRIPPENDORFS TRIBE”, “W” (Dick Cheney), “DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS” and many, many more!

Meet RICHARD DREYFUSS October 27-29, 2017 at Spooky Empire at the Hyatt Regency Orlando!

Tickets, VIP Packages and room reservations are now on sale and moving fast! Get everything you need at www.spookyempire.com

More Guests & Events Announced for HasCon 2017

Just Announced: Panels, Meet & Greets and Autograph Sessions with Entertainment Icons James Gunn, Stan Bush and Special Performance from Multi-Platinum Singer-Songwriter Daya to join already announced line up of Stan Lee, Dude Perfect, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.

New Ticket VIP Packages available offering exclusive access and opportunities

Press Release:

Hasbro, a global play and entertainment company, has unveiled additional programming details and VIP ticket packages for the first-ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life.

Joining the previously announced all-star line-up is James Gunn (writer and director, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1 and 2) and musician Stan Bush (singer, “The Touch” from TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE). HASCON will also feature a headlining performance and meet and greet from Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter Daya and an interactive sing-along with Sesame Street’s beloved Muppets Elmo and Abby Cadabby.

Previously announced talent includes appearances by Dude Perfect, Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE); and “Chewbacca Mom,” Candace Payne.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, including Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC as seen on Hasbro’s joint-venture television network Discovery Family.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

IDW Publishing’s Artist Alley will feature appearances from some of the industry’s most recognized comic illustrators, artists, and designers plus unique HASCON merchandise available for purchase. Ultra PRO, the leading brand of accessories for tabletop gaming, sports memorabilia and pop culture collectibles is the supporting provider of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons activities, providing HASCON guests exclusive access to custom Magic: The Gathering event prizes and HASCON exclusive playmats, plush dice, deck boxes and learn-to-play participation gifts.

General Admission ticket holders will be treated to an exciting array of activities including: interactive brand experiences, panel discussions, meet and greets, musical guest performances, cosplay activities, a Hasbro passport tour and scavenger hunt, larger-than-life Hasbro games, a HASCON commemorative program and an opportunity to audition for Hasbro television commercials.

Just unveiled HASCON VIP packages will offer fans access to all General Admission activities, as well as special VIP 1 hour early access to the show floor to shop for a chance to buy HASCON exclusive product from My Little Pony, Transformers, Dungeons and Dragons as well as multi-convention exclusives from Star Wars, Marvel and Magic The Gathering.* VIP’s will also receive a Hasbro goodie bag, access to the VIP lounge and an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Hasbro headquarters, in addition to one of the following exclusive events:

  • Transformers Hall of Fame Dinner– Friday Sept. 8th 6:30 pm
    • Be part of the first ever HASCON Transformers Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony with a surprise guest. Enjoy a sit-down dinner and experience an exclusive live performance from Stan Bush, a welcome with Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, and a sneak preview of select 2018 Transformers toys shared by the Transformers design and brand teams.
  • My Little Pony Mane Event: Hall of Our FANmily Dinner– Friday Sept. 8th 6:30 pm
    • Enter the world of Equestria at the first-ever My Little Pony HOOF (Hall of Our FANmily) Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The HOOF inductees will include special guests and surprise honorees who have left their hoofprint on the brand.
  • G.I. Joe Legends Dinner– Friday Sept. 8th 6:30 pm
    • Join co-emcees and G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith for an intimate and entertaining evening event featuring one of the greatest gatherings of G.I. Joe Legends ever assembled! As we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the launch of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line, enjoy a sit-down dinner, meet and mingle with Legends and listen to them discuss their experiences on G.I. Joe.
  • Stories with Stan–Saturday Sept. 9th 11:30 am
    • This is your chance to sit down with Stan Lee, a true comic book legend! As one of this generation’s greatest storytellers, Stan will share his tales to astonish about the creation of pop culture icons including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Black Panther, and many more – EXCELSIOR! Stories with Stan attendees are guaranteed to receive a pre-signed autograph poster from Stan Lee commemorating his HASCON visit and a surprise gift. Lunch will be served.
  • Transformers: The Last Knight Movie Event
    • Join celebrities and producers, including Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from Transformers: The Last Knight to celebrate the home entertainment release and view special Bonus Footage. Enjoy light refreshments and a special video message from a surprise celebrity.
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Sneak Peek– Saturday Sept. 9th 6:15 pm
    • Be one of the first to catch a sneak peek of the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie. Listen to film discussions with Head Storyteller Megan McCarthy and participate in a Q&A session with surprise celebrity talent, enjoy light refreshments, and enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise.

General Admission ticketholders can also purchase special access to select HASCON VIP events as “ticket add-ons” through the HASCON website. These “add ons” include the above events as well as a special meet and greet with the Dudes, which includes an exclusive sneak peek of the Dude Perfect signature Bow video before it’s revealed, an autographed NERF Dude Perfect football, selfies and more!

To purchase General Admission and VIP tickets, view complete package details and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

The inaugural HASCON FANmily™ event is presented in part by IDW Publishing, Ultra PRO and Discovery Family.

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Chandler Riggs added to FLORIDA SUPERCON

Chandler Riggs, best known for his role as Carl Grimes on The Walking Dead, has just been added to the guest list for FLORIDA SUPERCON www.floridasupercon.com JULY 27-30, 2017 @ The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.

FLORIDA SUPERCON is 4 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!

Over 150 TV and Movie Stars, Comic Book Creators, Entertainment Guests, and Cosplay Guests will be at Supercon! Keep an eye on http://floridasupercon.com/all-guests-florida-supercon/to stay up to date on who is coming! Some of the guests already confirmed include:

TV & MOVIE STARS
Peter Capaldi: Doctor Who
John Barrowman: Arrow, Doctor Who, Torchwood
Karen Gillan: Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Who
Lee Majors: The Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels: Darryl Makes Comics, RUN-DMC
Ricky Whittle: American Gods, The 100
Levar Burton: Star Trek: Next Generation, Reading Rainbow
Armin Shimerman: Star Trek: DS9, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
John de Lancie: Star Trek: The Next Generation, My Little Pony
Chandler Riggs: The Walking Dead
Michael Cudlitz: The Walking Dead, Southland
Josh McDermitt: The Walking Dead
Jason David Frank: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Amy Jo Johnson: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity
Ralph Macchio: The Karate Kid, The Outsiders
William Zabka: The Karate Kid, The Equilizer, Back to School
Martin Kove: The Karate Kid, Death Race 2000
Jason Mewes: Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Brian O’Halloran: Clerks, Clerks II
Randy “The Cowboy” Jones: The Village People
Chris Sarandon: Nightmare Before Christmas, Princess Bride
Ken Page: The Nightmare Before Christmas
David Newell: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Lloyd Kaufman & Troma Entertainment: Toxic Avenger
Randy “The Cowboy” Jones: The Village People
Linda Blair, star of The Exorcist, Repossessed
Lindsey McKeon: One Tree Hill, Supernatural
Cindy Morgan: Caddyshack, TRON
Tony Todd: Candyman, The Flash, Transformers
Taimak: The Last Dragon
Jeremy Palko: The Walking Dead, Bloodline
Tate Steinsiek: Face Off, Puppet Master
Justin Nimmo: Power Rangers In Space
Roger Velasco: Power Rangers In Space, Power Rangers Turbo
Scotty Schwartz: The Toy, A Christmas Story
Mica Burton: Achievement Hunter
with more to come!

COMIC BOOK CREATORS
Sara Pichelli, David Finch, Jim Shooter, Keith Giffen, Aaron Kuder, Ed McGuinness, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Mike Zeck, Jose Delbo, Neal Adams, Rafael Albuquerque, David Lloyd, Kevin Nowlan, Peter J. Tomasi, Allen Bellman, John Beatty, Jeff Dekal, Jeremy Clark, Greg Horn, Andy Belanger, Kevin Maguire, Jeremy Whitley, Vanesa R. Del Rey, Georges Jeanty, David Messina, Marat Mychaels, Mostafa Moussa, Mindy Wheeler, Michael Kingston, Larry Elmore, Tyler Crook, Michelle Delecki, Terry Cronin, Rich Bonk, Adelso Corona, Greg Kirkpatrick, Danielle Otrakji, Ralph Cabrera, Mervyn McKoy, Alexis Ziritt, Vinnie Tartamella, Rafael Scavone, Clayton Henry, Buzz, Jude Millien, Jose Varese, Eric Bonhomme, Zenescope Entertainment, Creature Entertainment, Joel Adams, Dick Kulpa, and more to come!

ANIMATION & ANIME STARS
Tony Anselmo: Donald Duck
Zach Callison: Steven Universe, Sofia the First
Vic Mignogna: Fullmetal Alchemist, Ouran High School, RWBY
Colleen Clinkenbeard: Fairy Tail, One Piece, Yuri on Ice
Charlet Chung: Overwatch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
Jonny Cruz: Overwatch
Josh Petersdorf: Overwatch, League of Legends, Warcraft
Lindsay Jones: RWBY, Rooster Teeth, Achievement Hunter
Barbara Dunkelman: RWBY, Fairy Tail, Rooster Teeth
Kellen Goff: Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location
Josh Grelle: Attack on Titan, Date A Live, Free!, Yuri on Ice
B.J. Ward: G.I. Joe, Scooby Doo
Michael Bell: G.I. Joe, The Transformers
Shanon Farnon: Superfriends, Valley of the Dinosaurs
Dana Snyder: Aqua Teen, Justice League Action, Lego Star Wars
Chuck Huber: Soul Eater, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece
with more to come!

WRESTLING STARS
Ric Flair, Sting, Mick Foley, Amy “Lita” Dumas, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Leva “Blue Pants” Bates, Alex Chamberlain, Gangrel, Teddy Long, with more to come!

COSPLAY GUESTS
Bindi Smalls, Mica Burton, Martin Wong Photography, Danielle Beaulieu, Danielle DeNicola, Haiden Hazard, Jean WanWan, Alyson Tabbitha, Antonina Anime, Celissi Cosplay, Amy Nicole Cosplay, Gothic Sushi, AKrCos, Allen Ryde, Chasis Photos, Kiki Kannon, Handsome Jordan, Harley’s Love Shack, Sandmuffin Makeup, MiaAckerman Cosplay, SkyCosplays, ZipperTan, Brianna Blackfire, Hanari Solomon, and more to come!

LITERARY GUESTS
Kevin J. Anderson, Josh Vogt, Lt. Col. Keith Ikenberry, Keith R.A. DeCandido, J Scott Savage, P.L. McCall II, Bold Venture Press, Jeff Sass, Chris Berman, E. Robert Dunn, Elyse Reyes, and more to come!

ENTERTAINMENT GUESTS
FSCW (Florida Super Championship Wrestling), Lisa Corrao, Pineapple-Shaped Lamps, Revenge of the Nerds Comics, Cupcake Burlesque, Halo Kitty, Combat Robots, MyGeekGoddess, Gamemaster Nick, Guy Hutchinson, Kyle Marlett, Nerds Know, Noise Complaint, Mew World Order, Orange Anime, Patty Hawkins, Hips of Destruction, Robot Costumes USA, Screech Dragon Studios, DJ Anim8ted, SaberCraft, and more to come!

Planning to come? Join us on our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1297731703585276/?

Gen Con Sells Out of 4-Day Badges, Limited Single-Day Badges Remain

July 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Gaming, Indiana

Press Release:

Gen Con, the largest and longest-running hobby gaming convention in North America, has announced a sellout of 4-Day badges for Gen Con 50, its historic 50th convention to be held August 17-20, 2017. Sales of single-day badges (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Family Fun) will continue at gencon.com, though supplies are limited. The company urges those interested in attending to purchase these badges soon, as single-day badges also are expected to reach a sellout.

Due to these expected sellouts, Gen Con will not offer on-site badge sales at Gen Con 50. Any remaining attendee-type badges will be available for sale at gencon.com with will call pick-up. As in prior years, Gen Con will offer 24-hour will call, starting at noon on Wednesday, August 16 and staying open throughout the entire convention. The will call area also will expand to expedite the packet pick-up process.

“Though 4-Day badges have sold out for Gen Con 50 there are still many opportunities to attend the convention and take part in the celebration,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO/Owner of Gen Con LLC. “Family Fun Day badges provide a great opportunity for visitors who wish to sample the show for the first time. Anyone still interested in attending Gen Con 50 should purchase their badges soon.”

Family Fun Day, held on Sunday, August 20, allows a family of four to attend for $45. Children ages 8-and-under are free to attend any day of Gen Con with a child wristband.

Gen Con has capped Trade Day and some individual badge types previously in Indianapolis, but has never limited its 4-Day or single-day badge sales.

Gen Con 50 will take place August 17-20, 2017 in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and participating hotels. The convention will feature more than 500 exhibitors, more than 19,000 events, and an exclusive concert from Grammy Award-winning recording artist They Might Be Giants.

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Infinicon (August 2017)

Infinicon 2017

Convention Name
Infinicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.Infinicon.net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/11/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/13/2017
About This Convention
Infinicon is a 3-day interactive convention August 11-13 in Dallas. Infinicon has something for everyone – Are you a Cosplayer? Do you sew? Win a Brother embroidery machine or Brother sewing serger in Friday’s costume tournament (not a drawing – a contest!) Celebrity and Industry Guests are coming to meet you for photo ops and autographs. Check out the expanded Art Show, and make your own creations in Infinicon’s Arts and Crafts room. The Slurred Nerd’s console room has open play and gaming features, including daily prize tournaments. Mad Raven Productions provide authentic selections of Steampunk costuming, workshops, and gaming! Fans of the JediCole Universe and the Rantcore Pit Podcast will enjoy game shows all weekend long. As always, contestants will be chosen from the audience..No convention would be complete without the Friday night Rocky Horror Picture Show, by “Los Bastardos” DFW’s premiere Shadowcast. (Leia’s the best!) We also feature a professional burlesque performance (free for all attendees aged 18+). Join CosPod the Cosplay Podcast for their headline Cosplay contest Saturday afternoon. Don’t miss Christopher Mihm’s award winning feature-length films paying homage to 1950s “drive-in cinema” era. Saturday he hosts a 14-hour film marathon of his works. (Convention attendees get in for free!).The Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator will be set up and “Quad Kings” will be hosting their Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament! Capture the entire convention by participating in the daily photo scavenger hunt. There are 200+ activities included at the k convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison.Full 3-day tickets start at $50 and parking is included! Book your discounted room, buy your badge, and get ready for fun at Infinicon, the interactive convention! August 11-13, 2017. Everyone is talking about Infinicon! www.Infinicon.net — still not sure? Check out the schedule https://infinicon2017.sched.com/mobile/#page:page-schedule
Venue Name and Address
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,700
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Derek Arnold, Karan Ashley, Felix Silla, Russ Adams, Christopher R. Mihm, Erica Muse

Cottage Country Comic-Con (June 2018)

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Convention Name
Cottage Country Comic-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.cottagecountrycomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/23/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/24/2018
About This Convention
The Cottage Country Comic-Con is back with a BANG! It’s a collectors mecca convention located in the beautiful City of Orillia, Canada. Cottage Country Comic-Con strives to be Ontario’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, records, wreslting, antique market, cosplay, animation, scifi and fantasy, the promoter wanted to bring that style event to Orillia.

The show will have over 300 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, records, wreslting, antique market, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!

Venue Name and Address
100 University Avenue
Orillia, Ontario L3V6H2
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
20,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Brutus The Barber Beefcake, Tito Santana, KITT, HonkyTonk Man, General Lee, Herbie, Delorean, Batmobile

 

ComicCard Comic Convention (September 2017)

ComicCard Comic Convention

Convention Name
ComicCard Comic Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.comiccard.net/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/16/2017
About This Convention
Comic convention featuring artists and writers Tim Seeley, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen and Frank Fosco. Our vendors will have thousands of comic books (golden and silver age to modern), Funko POP! figures, vintage action figures and pop culture collectibles.

Show runs 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Special anniversary $3 admission (kids under 16 free).
Onsite ATM and restaurant!

Venue Name and Address
311 W. 84th St
Bloomington, MN 55420
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Tim Seeley, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Frank Fosco

The Brain comes to Knoxville!

Fanboy Expo is absolutely thrilled to announce that the greatest wrestling villian of the 1980s will be joining us in Knoxville October 6-8. Please help us welcome the one and only Bobby The Brain Heenan to the lineup.

Bobby is best known as the manager of the infamous Heenan Family with members like Andre The Giant, King Kong Bundy and Rick Rude. A fantastic addition for us. Get your tickets now! www.fanboyexpo.com

Long Beach Comic Con (September 2017)

Long Beach Comic Con

Convention Name
Long Beach Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/02/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/03/2017
About This Convention
Long Beach Comic Con is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop cultures. The Long Beach Comic Con packs in two days of movie screenings, panels, an action-packed exhibit floor with artists, retailers, live experiences, meet & greets, celebrity signings and more.
Venue Name and Address
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, California 90802
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
350
Projected Attendance
20,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Sandy King Carpenter; Dave Gibbons; Pia Guerra;Matt Haley; Tony Harris; Dean Haspiel; Tom Hodges; D.J Kirkbride; Tyler Kirkham; Scott Koblish; Whilce Portacio; Barbara Randall Kesel; Norm Rapmund; Jason Rodriguez; Neil Ross;

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza (July 2017)

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con

Convention Name
Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza
Convention Website Address
http://www.NEComicCon.Net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/22/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/23/2017
About This Convention
Careers In The Creative Arts BSCCC Focus

The Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza is more than just a comic book convention for fans to spend money, stand in line, dress up and pose or even meet a celebrity, artist or creator. Yes, we have ALL of that, and more.

The mission statement for all events produced by Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza producer Gary Sohmers, is to show the next generation where the careers are in the creative arts, by giving young people the opportunity to immerse themselves among other current and future professionals for shared knowledge in the numerous fields where job opportunities exist.

The number of careers available in the creative arts outnumbers many other categories of job creation and include art, film, television, gaming, publishing, costuming, special effects and writing along with creating and producing all of these jobs in the entertainment industries. Every ancillary aspect that drives consumer goods sales including advertising, media, marketing, sales, retail and internet are all industries dependent on creative thinkers and “artists” to allow them to succeed.

As part of the fun of learning, BSCCC will be offering numerous opportunities for all age groups to gain some insights, so families can learn and share the info gathered.

As far as celebrities go, it takes hard work and luck to be a “celebrity,” which any of them will tell you. But the career they chose as a young child actor like Micky Dolenz on the 1950s TV show “Circus Boy” and The Monkees in the 1960s, and Chasen Hampton who starred on the “All New Micky Mouse Club,” along with Mike Maronna and Danny Tamberelli of “Adventures of Pete & Pete” in the 1990s can give some direction and knowledge to young people thinking of pursuing careers in acting or music during one on one conversations with them or in the Panels or Q&A.  And Billy West’s career in radio, voice over work in animation and as the iconic voice of the Red M&M, shows that the path from silliness as a kid to respect in a career can be a strange one.

Great comic book artists working for Marvel, DC, Disney and independently, such as Joe St. Pierre, Steve Geiger, Joe Caramagna and others share advice, review portfolios and mentor budding young artists, writers and creators.

Other aspects of the creative arts include New Yorker and Mad Magazine humorous cartooning (Bob Eckstein), licensed merchandising and characterizations (Joey Mars) and animation and character design for The Simpsons (Phil Ortiz). Creator of the only all female animated musical group, Those American Girls, and of the Professor Panic and Scary Stories podcast, Peter Bernard, and many other authors and creators such as Will Murray, Brian Hall, MW Schwartz and others can offer some advice on starting a new concept from scratch and those challenges only learned from doing.

Jeff Kline has had a long career in television animation production having produced Transformers: Robots In Disguise, DragonTales, Jackie Chan Adventures and many other, and is currently publisher of Darby Pop with the only official Bruce Lee comic, and he will be offering to review young artists’ portfolios.

In costuming, the event features great Cosplay activities including our original Create-A-Hero, Create-A-Villain and Create-A-Character Costume Contests each day, where an original idea and costume is presented on stage for voting by the fans.  Its cosplay with an original backstory, and mash-ups are accepted.  Get your creative on, and maybe you can meet a writer and an artist and soon be involved in a new project.

Mike Lopez and the team from Kids Comic Con will be having drawing, writing and creative workshops all weekend for kids.  Emmy Award winning puppeteer Bill Diamond will be offering How-To Puppet workshops, along with fun and games in our Puppetland. Eric Bornstein will be making Masks including cosplay, parade and theatrical. All of these people are showing why there really are careers in the arts for dedicated people who want to do something passionately enough to learn it.

The schedule of activities is on the website www.SouthCoastComicCon.com, although many of the creative arts professionals will be at their tables for walk up conversations.

Show hours are Saturday July 22 from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm and Sunday July 23 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, with early bird entry for an additional fee at 9:30 am.  Box office opens at 9:00 am.

Venue Name and Address
Hanover Mall Event Center
1775 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
5,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Micky Dolenz, James Tolkan, Billy West, Mark Goddard, Mike Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Phil Ortiz, Jeff Kline, Bill Diamond, Joe St Pierre, Steve Geiger, Joe Caramagna, Kadrolsha Ona, Chasen Hampton, Tommy DeNucci, Susan Backlinie,

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con Summer 2017

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