Boston Comic Con 2014 Kicks Off with Cosplay Parade

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Boston Comic Con, Dick’s Last Resort, Newbury Comics, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are teaming up for the second annual pre-convention Boston Comic Con Costume Contest on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. The contest is open to the public and will feature a costume parade around Faneuil Hall Marketplace and prizes for the top three winners. Boston Comic Con will be held August 8-10, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center.

Contestants of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero, comic book character, and beyond (all costumes should be family friendly). The contest will kick off with a “Costume Parade” around Quincy Market, beginning and ending at Dick’s Last Resort (Boston Comic Con will also host its annual Costume Contest “Cosplay” during the Convention on Sunday, August 10th at 4:00 pm at the Seaport World Trade Center)

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded. 1st place winner will receive two VIP passes to the three day Boston Comic Con ($240 value that includes a limited-edition T-shirt). The 2nd place winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Last Resort. The 3rd place winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Newbury Comics.

Costume contestants should arrive at Dick’s Last Resort at 11:45 am to check in and register. The parade will begin at 12:15 pm and the final winners will be announced at 12:45 pm. Judges will include representatives from Newbury Comics at Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall Marketplace  and Boston Comic Con.

akubert-boston-lg-2014The event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and contestants will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to compete!

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About Newbury Comics
Newbury Comics, a longtime exhibitor at Boston Comic Con, will be located at the Boston Comic Con Exhibition area in the Seaport World Trade Center. Newbury Comics will be giving out free promotional items at Boston Comic Con so stop by and visit their booth! Newbury Comics Faneuil Hall Marketplace store is located in the North Market building and is one of 28 stores all based in New England. Newbury Comics is independently owned and operated by its original founder for more than 30 years and specializes in music, movies and pop culture goods.

About Dick’s Last Resort at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Dick’s is located in the Historic Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston. It’s just a napkin’s throw away from the Harbor and the Boston Aquarium. Stop by and let yer hair down, enjoy some grub or toss back a few cold ones on our rockin’ patio. It’s all in fun at Dick’s in Boston, so come see why Dick has been infamous since the rowdy times began in 1993.

About Boston Comic Con
The 8th Annual Boston Comic Con will host a three-day convention at the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. A-list celebrities from the genres of science fiction fantasy, horror and beyond will participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops and autograph signings throughout the convention, alongside 200+ comic book creators from the local region and beyond. In addition, a Comic Book film festival will be held throughout the weekend and a Comic Book art auction will be held on Sunday, August 10. New this year, a third day was added on Friday, August 8, first Cosplay Harbor and the official “after party” at Laugh Boston on Saturday, August 9, and a limited number of VIP entry tickets on the convention’s first day at 1 p.m. August 8, one hour before general admission. Celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones,” John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and Arrow,” Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel,” Katie Cassidy of “Arrow,” Eve Myles of “Torchwood,” Jewel Staite of “Firefly,”Sam Witwer of “Being Human” and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC.

Penny Dreadful to Make Its Comic-Con Debut at SDCC 2014

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HIT SHOWTIME DRAMA PENNY DREADFUL TO HEADLINE OPENING DAY OF SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2014

Moderated By Aisha Tyler, Panel on July 24th Will Feature Series Creator John Logan And Stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney And Harry Treadaway

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 7, 2014 – After the thrilling conclusion of its critically-acclaimed first season, the hit SHOWTIME drama series PENNY DREADFUL will make its Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm with a panel session in Ballroom 20 on the first day of the world-famous annual gathering in San Diego. Featured panelists will include series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan, and will be moderated by Emmy® Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (The Talk, Archer).

In partnership with Entertainment Earth, Titan Books and Bif Bang Pow!, SHOWTIME will host signings at the event and offer exclusive merchandise throughout the weekend. Fans will have access to special edition books, tarot cards and character figurines inspired by the series. Fans can visit the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343) to purchase a deluxe deck of tarot cards inspired by the ones used throughout the series, along with character action figures, including Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) and Vanessa Ives (Eva Green). Titan Books has published special editions of the classic novels that inspired the series. For the exclusive Penny Dreadful Collection of classic horror novels including deluxe hardcover editions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Oscar Wilde’s A Picture of Dorian Gray, which each contain original black and white illustrations by Martin Stiff, Louie de Martinis and Ian Bass, visit Titan’s booth #5537. In addition, the over 150,000 lanyards worn by all Comic-Con attendees will be branded by SHOWTIME and PENNY DREADFUL.

In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famous characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Danny Sapani (The Bill). PENNY DREADFUL is a drama series created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. The series, a co-production of Sky Atlantic, has been picked up for a second season, which will shoot in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 premiere on the network. For more information and video clips, please visit www.penny-dreadful.com.

The PENNY DREADFUL panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress, comedian, author and podcaster Aisha Tyler. Tyler is currently a co-host of CBS’ The Talk and the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? She also voices the character of sexy superspy Lana on the hit animated series Archer. Her other television credits include Friends, Talk Soup, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, 24, Nip/Tuck, Reno 911 and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and film roles include Bedtime Stories and Balls of Fury. Tyler is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast, Girl on Guy – which has had over ten million downloads since its inception in 2011. Chosen as a best new comedy podcast of 2011 by iTunes, Girl on Guy is a show about stuff guys love, brought to you by the ultimate guy’s girl, where Tyler interviews top actors, comedians, directors, athletes, chefs, authors and more. She is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers Self Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation and Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Post-Modern Girl.

Six Flags New England Attends ConnectiCon 2014

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Six Flags New England will be attending this year’s ConnectiCon on July, 11, 12 and 13 at the Connecticut Convention Center located in Hartford, CT. The Entertainment team will be onsite discussing and recruiting the nearly 200 available positions open this fall for Fright Fest. Be sure to stop by the Six Flags New England booth as Zombies will roam the event and be watching your every move.

The Thrill Capital of New England will be looking for actors & dancers for stage shows plus technicians, makeup artists, freaks, fools, ghosts and ghouls to work at the largest haunt attraction in New England. Six Flags New England’s Fright Fest has over 20 terrifying attractions that will surely entertain kids and adults of all ages. Performers will be required to audition later on in the season and we will be looking for them to read, scream and even move around to showcase their best scare ability. All dancers will learn a short combination from our choreographer to perform and audition with. The theme park wants enthusiastic entertainers that are willing to scare their way to success at Six Flags New England.

To see behind the scenes or to learn more about Fright Fest this season be sure to contact Jennifer McGrath at 413-478-6334.

*All interested applicants are required to apply at sixflagsjobs.com prior to attending the event, and must be 16 years of age or older.

FX Announces SDCC 2014 Slate: Archer, Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, and The Strain

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FX NETWORKS ANNOUNCES 2014 COMIC-CON SLATE

ARCHER, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, SONS OF ANARCHY AND THE STRAIN HEAD TO SAN DIEGO

July 7, 2014, LOS ANGELES – FX Networks’ original series Archer, Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story: Coven and The Strain are heading to Comic-Con in San Diego starting Friday, July 25 for panel discussions, press rooms and autograph signings.

Fans of Archer will be treated to an exclusive screening of an original short animation piece created specifically for SDCC, plus the upcoming never-before-seen season six premiere episode. Sons of Anarchy fans can expect some exclusive first-look footage from the upcoming seventh and final season while American Horror Story: Coven will take a look back at the recent installment and tease the upcoming American Horror Story: Freak Show. To round out the weekend, The Strain will show the never-before-seen third episode airing July 27 as well as an extended recap reel of the season so far.

Below is the full schedule:

Friday, July 25

ARCHER

FOX Booth Signing
Press Room: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Panel: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Screening and Q&A: Archer is an animated comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and its employees who use every covert operation and global crisis as another excuse to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Come see an exclusive screening of an original short animation piece created specifically for SDCC, plus the upcoming never-before-seen season six premiere episode. Then join the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, plus creator Adam Reed and co-executive producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life. Room: Indigo Ballroom. Moderator: TBD.

Saturday, July 26

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN

FOX Booth Signing
Panel: 7:00-8:00 PM – Screening and Q&A: Fans will get an inside look at the most recent installment of AHS with cast members Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, and Executive Producer Tim Minear. The screening portion will feature an exclusive look back at AHS: Coven and will tease the upcoming AHS: Freak Show. Room: 6DE. Moderator: TBD.

Sunday, July 27

SONS OF ANARCHY

FOX Booth Signing
Press Room: 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Panel: 12:30 PM -1:30 PM – Screening and Q&A. Get an inside look into the upcoming final season of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter, executive producer Paris Barclay and the entire cast: Charlie Hunnam (via satellite), Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, and Jimmy Smits. Room: Hall H. Moderator: TBD.

THE STRAIN

FOX Booth Signing
Press Room: 12:15 PM -1:30 PM
Panel: 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Screening and Q&A. Experience a sneak peek into the highly anticipated new drama The Strain, a high concept thriller based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title premiering July 13. Fans will first be treated to an extended recap reel of the first season and a screening of the never-before-seen third episode of the season (airing July 27). Immediately following the screening, there will be a Q&A with creator/author Guillermo del Toro, Executive Producer/Showrunner Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer/writer Chuck Hogan and the entire cast: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland and Jack Kesey. Room: Hall H. Moderator: Damian Holbrook

CA – The Extinction Parade Signing

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Writer Max Brooks (World War Z) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign The Extinction Parade on Monday July 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-260-9110

Long Beach Comic Con (September 2015)

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Convention Name
Long Beach Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://ww.longbeachcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/12/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/13/2015
About This Convention
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It’s 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 culture. At Long Beach Comic Con you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Con is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC. Visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com for additional information.
Venue Name and Address
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Shock Pop Comiccon (February 2015)

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Convention Name
Shock Pop Comiccon
Convention Website Address
http://shockpopcc.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/13/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/15/2015
About This Convention
Get ready South Florida! The 1st Annual Shock Pop Comiccon launches February 13-15, 2015 at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Shock Pop Comiccon is the newest pop culture experience celebrating your favorite movies, television shows, music, comics & animation, and toys & collectibles. The event will feature an interactive 100,000 square foot show of celebrities, Cosplay, Music, Artists & Writers, Anime, Tabletop Gaming, Art Exhibits, Vendors, Panels & Autograph sessions, an Indy Film Fest, the Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary Reunion, and Fire & Ice.

Highlights include (as of June 2014):
New announcements posted regularly on shockpopcc.com, @shockpopcc, instagram.com/shockpopcc# and facebook.com/shockpopcc

Celebrities & Special Guests – Movies/TV/Animation
Giancarlo Esposito – “Gus Fring” from Breaking Bad
Sylvester Mccoy- Dr. Who, The Hobbitt
Ralph Maccio – Karate kid, The Outsiders, Hitchcock
C. Thomas Howell – The Outsiders, The Amazing Spiderman, Southland
Daniel Cudmore – Colossus in X Men
Kristin Bauer – True Blood
J August Richards – Angel, Agents of Shield
Michael Rosenbaum – Lex Luther in Smallville
Man of Action – Founders Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle – Creators of Ben 10 and Big Hero 6, producers/writers of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble

Cosplay
Ani-mia Leeanna Vamp
The Ghouligans V is for Villians

Comic Artists & Writers
Scott Lobdell – writer – Red Hood Scott Kolins – illustrator – The Flash
Ben Templesmith – author & artist – 30 Days of Night, Fell, and worked on Star Wars,
Doctor Who, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,
Joe Casey – Man of Action – Sex
Joe Kelly – Man of Action – I Kill Giants
Duncan Rouleau – Man of Action – The Great Unknown
Steven T. Seagle – Man of Action – it’s a bird…

Music
Eerie Von – famed musician from Danzig The Misfits
Samhain V is for Villians

Anime
Vic Mignogna and Todd Haberkorn – Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on the Star Trek Continues web series.

“The Outlaws of the Underground” – Indy Film Fest
Highlighting independent film makers who create “underground” horror and grindhouse style films. Featuring: Adam Ahlbrandt, Brian Williams, actress Ellie Church, and James Bickert – curator for the Drive in Invasion

Movies
Director’s Cut -Albert Pyun’s Captain America
Directors Cut – Albert Pyun’s Cyborg.

“Shock Night” – Friday, February 13
Featuring:
• Nightmare on Elm Street 2:Freddy’s Revenge – 30th Anniversary Reunion
Director Jack Sholder, Actor Mark Patton (Jesse Walsh) and more cast announcements to come.

• Friday the 13th , the original – 35th Anniversary Reunion
Creator and Director Sean S. Cunningham, and guests including Ari Lehman – the original Jason Vorhees who will perform with his band First Jason

Fire and Ice – Saturday, February 14
-Special Skype appearance by Ralph Bakshi, Director;
-Gerry Conway, Writer
-The Frazetta Girls representing the work of Frank Frazetta (deceased) co- creator of Fire and Ice;

Confirmed Exhibitors
Nightmare Gloves, WerePups, Carnevil zombie make unders, Crimson Mask Studios making their South Florida debut; Joe Peacock Collection, the largest collection of original art from the Akira animated film, and many more to come.

For exhibitor information, please contact Mike Scigliano via email m.scigliano@madeventmanagement.com

Tickets are on sale now and VIP Packages will be announced soon. Special room rates are available at these fine hotels: Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach-bahiamarhotel.com, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel –fortlauderdalemarinahtel.com, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale – Marriott.com. Ask for Shock Pop Comiccon and rates apply through December 10, 2014, or while supplies last. Connect with us: shockpopcc.com, @shockpopcc,instagram.com/shockpopcc# and facebook.com/shockpopcc

Shock Pop Comiccon LLC is an organization dedicated to providing a unique and thrilling experience for all fans of pop culture, especially comic books and animation. The show will feature exhibitors, a huge artist alley, intriguing programming, special guests and tons of cosplay. www.shockpopcc.com.

Venue Name and Address
Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
30000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Giancarlo Esposito – “Gus Fring” from Breaking Bad, Sylvester Mccoy- Dr. Who, The Hobbitt; Ralph Maccio – Karate kid, The Outsiders, Hitchcock; C. Thomas Howell – The Outsiders, The Amazing Spiderman, Southland; Daniel Cudmore – Colossus in X Men; Kristin Bauer – True Blood; J August Richards – Angel, Agents of Shield; Michael Rosenbaum – Lex Luther in Smallville; Man of Action – Founders Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle – Creators of Ben 10 and Big Hero 6, producers/writers of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble; Ani-mia; Leeanna Vamp; The Ghouligan; V is for Villians; Scott Lobdell – writer – Red Hood; Scott Kolins – illustrator – The Flash; Ben Templesmith – author & artist – 30 Days of Night, Fell, and worked on Star Wars, Doctor Who, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer; Joe Casey – Man of Action – Sex; Joe Kelly – Man of Action – I Kill Giants; Duncan Rouleau – Man of Action – The Great Unknown; Steven T. Seagle – Man of Action – it’s a bird…; Eerie Von – famed musician from Danzig; The Misfits; Samhain; V is for Villians; Vic Mignogna and Todd Haberkorn – Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on the Star Trek Continues web series; “The Outlaws of the Underground” – Indy Film Fest Featuring: Adam Ahlbrandt, Brian Williams, actress Ellie Church, and James Bickert – curator for the Drive in Invasion; Nightmare on Elm Street 2:Freddy’s Revenge – 30th Anniversary Reunion with Director Jack Sholder, Actor Mark Patton (Jesse Walsh) and more; Friday the 13th , the original – 35th Anniversary Reunion Creator and Director Sean S. Cunningham, and guests including Ari Lehman – the original Jason Vorhees who will perform with his band First Jason; Fire and Ice – Special Skype appearance by Ralph Bakshi, Director; Gerry Conway, Writer, The Frazetta Girls representing the work of Frank Fraze tta (deceased) co- creator of Fire and Ice;

Akron Comicon (November 2014)

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Convention Name
AKRON COMICON
Convention Website Address
http://www.akroncomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/08/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/09/2014
About This Convention
Akron Comicon is an annual event established to celebrate newspaper comics and comic-books as an original American art form and promote comics as a viable entertainment medium by bringing creators, dealers, and fans together for a day of fun and interaction designed for the entire family.

Akron Comicon is a two day event scheduled to take place at the University of Akron’s Quaker Station on Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9, 2014 at 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 from 10am to 6pm and 11am to 5pm respectively.

Tickets to the event are $10 for a single day or $15 for the weekend and are available at www.akroncomicon.com until Friday, October 31st at midnight. All presale ticket holders will receive a free Akron Comicon exclusive poster available the day of the show. All children age 13 and under are free.

Venue Name and Address
University of Akron’s Quaker Station
135 S. Broadway Street
Akron, OH 44325
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
88
Projected Attendance
3000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
The distinguished group includes: Dave Aikins, Darryl Banks, Mike W. Barr, Tom Batiuk, Allen Bellman, Andy Bennett, Craig Boldman, George Broderick Jr., Gerry Conway, Jose Delbo, Mike Gustovich, Tony Isabella, Dirk Manning, Graham Nolan, Brad Ricca, Joe Rubenstein, Tom Scioli, Chris Sprouse, Joe Staton, Paul Storrie, Marc Sumerak, Chris Yambar, and Thom Zahler.

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BangPop! Comic Con (September 2014)

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Convention Name
BangPop! Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.bangpopmaine.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/20/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/21/2014
About This Convention
The BangPop! Comic & Pop Culture Convention returns September 20th & 21st at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor! BangPop! Comic Con brings a vibrant weekend of panel discussions, educator workshops, gaming, cosplay, and anime & movie screenings, and a great display of creative talent with professional authors and artists. Our Artist Alley showcases amazing work by creators from Maine, New England and the Canadian Maritimes. Vendors and Special Guests are on hand all weekend to sate your desire for comics, books, art and more. It’s a chance to meet your favorite artists, illustrators, and writers – see their work, hear them speak and catch up on the newest talk of the comic sphere.
Venue Name and Address
Cross Insurance Center
515 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
24
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
CP Wilson III, Fred Van Lente, Rich Woodall, Matt Miner, Christopher Mills, Alex Irvine, Mark Ricketts & more!

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MSP Comicon (May 2015)

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Convention Name
MSP COMICON
Convention Website Address
http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/16/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/17/2015
About This Convention
The all volunteer, not-for-for profit Midwest Comic Book Association is pleased and proud to announce that for the 27th consecutive year a celebration of comical proportions will take place here in the Twin Cities. The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) MSP Comicon (The event formally known as SpringCon – We’ve renamed our first born!) is scheduled for May 16 & 17, 2015, 10AM to 5PM both days. SpringCon will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, in the Grandstand, at 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

The MSP Comicon, is one of the Midwest’s largest celebrations of comic book culture, it is a unique regional nexus of graphic literature and the wildly diverse communities that fuel it, produce it, and and ultimately consume it. Given the fact that the Midwest has a long standing and somewhat inexplicable reputation of producing a disproportionate number of working comic book & graphic literature professionals, including comic book writers, artists, inkers, etc., as well as being a breeder reactor for new and independent talent, it’s no wonder that FallCon has become one of the leading comic book conventions nationwide amongst the creative community, dealers and especially amongst the fans.

“The MSP Comicon, a traditional comic book convention with a 21st century bleeding edge, continues to benefit as a result of the regions ever growing home grown comic book creative community, a numerically exploding fan & readership base and ultimately the recent adoption of bleeding edge comic book culture by the much larger mainstream media” Said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the MCBA “Thematically, the MSP Comicon presents a relaxed, welcoming, interactive atmosphere where all aspects of the diverse worlds of graphic literature congregate, network, debate & discuss and acquire all things related exclusively to comic books and the many sub-cultures these worlds constantly generate, spawn and re-invent.”

An ideal event for seasoned comic book conventioneers, as well as first timers, MSP Comicon is all about celebrating our community, the fun and experience and provides attendees with the opportunity to personally interface with hundreds of comic book artists, inkers & writers. This includes national industry super stars, working professionals, up and comers, independent & alternative voices, beginners, has beens, never will be’s and all creative points in between.

Other goings on include extensive guest creator panels, free portfolio reviews, how to art classes, extensive art show, Arkham Asylum children’s activities, cosplay & costume contest, the super cool MCBA charity garage sale, the prop shop, tons of fan groups, HeroClixs Tounaments, Burl’s traveling RPG, free grab bags, over 1,000 door prizes and much more TBA!

Of course no comic book convention could be complete without hucksters! The MSP Comicon also features a super gynormous comic book marketplace with comic book stores and dealers buying, selling and trading all things comic books. There will be literally tons of comic books (Around 500,000 golden age, silver age, bronze age, current and collectible comic books), trade paperbacks, graphic novels, original comic book art, manga, action figures, statues, Star Wars & Trek, Doctor Who, Godzilla, inexplicable trinkets, collectibles and the list goes on to a reasonable approximation of infinity.

Described by one long time attendee as a “graphic literature blender and bake shop” the MCBA Comicon is the place where graphic arts and the written words are equally recognized and a venue where new and exciting creative alliances will be formed, collectors dreams will be recognized or dashed, new friendships will be forged in the pursuit of common interests, local charities will be benefited, cos playing costume characters will be masters of all they survey, creative types will be inspired and all will be as it should. 840 minutes of pure comic book action! Something for everyone and everyone welcome!

Venue Name and Address
Minnesota State Fairgrounds – Grandstand
1265 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Guest list of over 150 Guest Creators to be announced soon!

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