Image Comics Celebrates 25 Years on February 1st

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Press Release:

On February 1, 1992 seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would ultimately change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image is pleased to celebrate the milestone anniversary with Image Day—Feb. 1, 2017.

Image Comics wouldn’t have succeeded without the tremendous creativity and passion of its creators, the unwavering support of retailers, bookstores, and libraries, or the unbridled and unrelenting enthusiasm of the fans who show up each and every Wednesday to purchase Image titles. On Image Comics Day we celebrate together, nationwide, the exciting legacy that Image’s creator-owned publishing model has cultivated as we prepare for the next 25 years of amazing creator-owned comics to come.

There will be Image Comics promotions, giveaways, creator signings, social media events, and more—don’t miss out on all the festivities and check back to the events pages on imagecomics.com for more information and announcements about Image Comics Day celebrations near you.

Comics retailers are encouraged to jump on board this Image Day, February 1 and will be contacted by Jeff Stang, Director of Specialty Sales, with more information on how to participate.

Join us for the single most anticipated day of the year, as we come together and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics—but more importantly, the 25 years of true creative freedom and history-making storytelling from the best writers and artists in the world.

MA – Chroma Art Show

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Boston Arts Academy and Tryptic Press present a new Group Show featuring artists from the pages of CHROMA including Adam Miller, Andrew Houle, Chris E. O’Neill,David Leblanc, Deanna Burke, Eyeformation, Doug Poole, Fred Lynch, Haig Demarjian, John Cardinal, Markus Sebastiano, Mary Curtin, Michael Crockett, Mike Doherty, Rich Pellegrino, Sarah Gay O’Neill, Tom Torrey, Nick Nazzaro, Dan Blakeslee & more!

Opening reception at the Sandra and Philip Gordon Gallery on Saturday January 28th from 10am-2pm.

DJ and live music. Artists wil be in attendance with merch and live art in a con-like setting.

RSVP on Facebook!

Boston Arts Academy
174 Ipswich St, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 635-6470

Firefly’s Summer Glau Appears at Planet Comicon 2017

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Firefly’s Summer Glau announced to appear at Planet Comicon Kansas City on Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30, 2017! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

Summer Glau is an American prima ballerina and actress, who is best known for for her iconic characters River Tam in Joss Whedon’s TV series Firefly and the feature film, Serenity and Cameron Philips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She has also recently appeared as Isabel Rochev on the CW series Arrow.

She got her start in Joss Whedon’s much acclaimed TV series Angel playing a cursed Prima Ballerina. Her other sci-fi credits include The 4400 as Tess, a schizophrenic who can control others with her mind and followed it with a return to the Whedonverse in Dollhouse as Echo’s long lost nemesis, Bennet Halverson.

Previously announced guests include Felicia Day, Kevin Eastman, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Jason Aaron, Bill Amend, Don Rosa, Rick Burchett, Phil Hester, Dennis Hopeless, Matt Kindt, and many more.

Plastic City Comic Con (July 2017)

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Convention Name
Plastic City Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.PlasticCityComicCon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/29/2017
About This Convention
Plastic City Comic Con is the premier event for comics, toys and pop culture fans in North Central Massachusetts! Saturday July 29, 2017 10AM – 6PM at the Wallace Civic Center 1000 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Jam packed with comic artists, writers, creators, and vendors! Admission $2, Kids 12 and under FREE, Parking is also FREE! Big convention experience at home town prices!
Venue Name and Address
Wallace Civic Center || 1000 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA 01420
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
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Guests TBA! Check our website listings!

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GatorCon in West Palm Beach on May 13th!

Gatorcon copyFrom the Creators of RocCon! & Central PA ComicCon..both successful shows in the 3K-4K attendance range…….
It’s GatorCon! A full day of Comics & Pop Culture fun on Saturday May 13th, 2017 from 10am to 6pm  at the Hilton Airport, West Palm Beach!

150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL · (561) 684-9400
We start all our shows with one day the 1st year and expand from there. This model has worked for us,our vendors and attendees so we stay with what works! It’s that’s simple.
Come get in on the ground floor of Florida’s Newest show!  You can always count on tons of advertising, great guests, moderately priced food, lots of parking and most of all, fun panels to keep people there all day!
VENDOR SIGN UP LINK
OUR VENUE! 
The Beautiful Airport Hilton
150 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach!

We have taken up all their Ballroom and Breakout Room space to accommodate
Vendors and Attendees alike!  Tons of free parking!

THE BEST PART? The hotel is adding a ballroom giving us room to grow for at least the next year or two of the show!  In the meantime, we have the Main Ballroom and breakout space!
If you are coming from a distance or just want to stay over for a different reason…..the Hilton has given us  a $99.00 Group Rate for a Single or Double FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS for attendees and vendors.  We have 20 set aside, get yours while they last!
There is a moderately priced restaurant on the premises along with a snack bar and a bar area for after the show!
Tons of parking for vendors and attendees alike.
Vendor space is limited and a great value!  All our prior shows have started with no less than 1500 attendance….we are expecting at least the same with GatorCon!
SPACES AVAILABLE:  1 CORNER 10X1010 ($150) , 7 10X10’S ($125), 6 8X8’S ($99)AND 14 individual 8ft tables at $75.00.
Signup for your space before they’re gone at www.gatorcon.net

Questions?  Email us anytime at akentertainny@aol.com. or Monday-Friday between 9-5 at 585-317-4046

SPECIAL GUESTS SO FAR WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

WELCOME CHRISTOPER DOOHAN TO GATORCON!

 As a child, Chris spent time on the sets of the original series with his father, James “Scotty” Doohan. At 19 years old, Chris was asked to be in the first Star Trek movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which was only the beginning of several appearances on that beloved ship. His most recent credited Trek movie role put him in the transporter room of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness”, which followed his appearance in the directors first “Star Trek” in 2009, where Chris shared the screen with the new Scotty, Simon Pegg.

Chris is currently playing “Scotty” in the critically acclaimed, award winning web series, Star Trek Continues and also voices the character of Scotty on the popular game, Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.

COMIC BOOK GUEST OF HONOR:  MARK SPARACIO!

 Successful illustrator Mark Sparacio studied sequential art for three years under the legendary Will Eisner recognized as the creator of the graphic novel at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. While still in school, Sparacio received his first contract job to do a painting for the movie poster for the United Artist film, The Draughtsman’s Contract. This opportunity resulted in a long run as a freelance illustrator for the advertising industry.   When the market for illustration collapsed, the door opened for Sparacio to return to the medium that is his first lovecomic books. In addition to painting covers for Billy Tucci’s Shi, D.C. Comic’s Green Lantern, Comics Buyer’s Guide and Alter Ego, Sparacio has also worked for Marvel Comics, painting covers for Heroes for Hire as well as covers for the Comics Values Annual from 2007 and 2008, and The Overstreet Price Guide for the same two years.
Sparacio recently completed the interior sequential pencils for issue #34 of Jonah Hex, along with painted covers for a new six issue Sgt. Rock mini-series being released by DC Comics. He has also done paintings for card sets for UpperDeck /DC Comics and for Topps Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids.
In addition to handling the illustrations for No Quarter, Sparacio is currently penciling and doing painted covers for the new, on-going series Captain Action from Moonstone Comics, based on the classic Ideal Toys action figure (written by former X-Men writer Fabian Nicieza).  Mark is constantly developing new ideas and creating the corresponding artworkFor more information, please visit Mark Sparacio’s website: www.marksparacio.com
OTHER ARTIST GUESTS OF HONOR TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Visit www.gatorcon.net for more information!

Collectorfest Comic-Con and Fan-Fest (July 2017)

Convention Name
Collectorfest Comic-con & Fan-Fest
Convention Website Address
http://www.thecollectorfest.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/15/2017
About This Convention
Attention True Believers::
Coming to the world famous 2300 Arena on Saturday July 15th 2017….
The Collectorfest Comic-Con & Fan-Fest!!
From Comic Books to Action Figures, Star Wars to Star Trek, Marvel to DC and everything in-between. Collectorfest descends on to Philadelphia bringing a day of fun for the entire family! Celebrity guests, Cosplay contests, Comic Artists, and plenty of surprises for everyone. This all goes down this summer!! Doors open at 10am sharp, tell your friends, bring the family for a day you will never forget! Look for blockbuster announcements regarding collectorfest in the coming months!! Mark your calendars, Collectorfest debuts July 15th 2017!!!
Venue Name and Address
2300 arena
2300 S Swanson ST
Philadelphia, PA 19148
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

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Chicago Pop Culture Con (November 2017)

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Convention Name
Chicago Pop Culture Con
Convention Website Address
https://chicagopopculturecon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/25/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/26/2017
About This Convention
Chicago Pop Culture Con is a multi-genre convention of Comics, Toys, Gaming, SCI-FI, Legos, Stars, Anime, Horror Films, TV/MOVIE MEMORABILIA, Steampunk, Autographs, Super Heroes, Anime, Action Figures, Cosplay, Fantasy, Horror, Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia, Non Sports Cards, Vintage Music Memorabilia, Publishers & Artist Convention – but open to anything fan-related!
When and Where
November 25 & 26, 2017 – held at the Pheasant Run Mega Center in St. Charles, IL.
Venue Name and Address
Pheasant Run Mega Center
4051 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
5,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBD

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Salt Lake Comic Con (September 2017)

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Convention Name
Salt Lake Comic Con 2017
Convention Website Address
http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/21/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/23/2017
About This Convention
Salt Lake Comic Con returns to the Salt Palace September 21 through September 23, 2017.
This year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.
Join more than 120,000 other attendees and immerse yourself in a weekend full of comic books, cosplay, science fiction, fantasy, horror, Hollywood, anime and other pop culture phenomena.
Come find out why Stan Lee called Salt Lake Comic Con “the greatest comic con in the world!”
Venue Name and Address
100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
United States
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Projected Attendance
120,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Guests will be announced soon.

Huntsville Comic Convention (February 2017)

Convention Name
Huntsville Comic Convention at Lowe Mill
Convention Website Address
http://www.huntsvillecomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/10/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/11/2017
About This Convention
In partnership with SuperPowered Studios, Lowe Mill A&E is proud to present Huntsville Comic Convention. This excitingly fresh event spotlights the comic book and geek culture, and will welcome many guests from a wide range of popular culture genres. Additionally, this convention will feature many artist talks, gaming demos and events, a huge cosplay contest on Friday night, and a special Sailor Moon concert at the close of festivities on Saturday night featuring singer Jennifer Cihi, plus dozens of other exciting opportunities for all who attend.

Among the many things to do at the Huntsville Comic Convention, our event’s “dealer’s room” will be distributed throughout the Mill facility, giving everyone an opportunity to explore the Mill’s 148 working studios and 200 plus artists and makers alongside exciting new comics, gaming, and pop culture merchandise vendors.
Our media guests, such as actress Melissa “Hannah the Bicycle Girl Zombie” Cowan and comic book artists from Marvel and DC, will be available to sign autographs and answer questions from fans.
The entire facility will be open during the convention, and events and panels will be spread throughout the entire Mill, giving attendees the opportunity to explore this historic space for interesting finds and photo opportunities.
The list of events is continuously expanding. Check back often to see new additions! We’ll keep you updated as new guests and events are added.
If you’re looking for a unparalleled convention experience, look no further. The event takes place at the Nation’s largest privately owned arts facility — a 1901 cotton mill redeveloped into a vibrant arts center that is home to hundreds of artists, makers, and small businesses from across the globe. And it’s all located in Alabama’s geekiest city.

Guests of Honor
Walking Dead Bicycle Girl..Melissa Cowan
Sailor Moons singing voice ..Jennifer Cihi
Deadpool and Batman Artist..Nathan Massengil
Guardians of the Galaxy, Nightwing, Flash Artist Drew Geraci
Walking Dead’s “the guy who ate Bob’s leg” ..Chris Burns
Cosplay expert..Miracole Burns

Events
Cosplay Events With Prizes

Venue Name and Address
Lowe Mill at Huntsville AL
2211 Seminole Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
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
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jennifer Cihi, Mellissa Cowan, Nathan Massengil, Drew Geraci

Huntsville

CA – Day of the Scream Queens & Kings 2017

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Adrienne Barbeau, William Butler, Eric Freeman, Galyn Gorg, Laurene Landon, Monique Parent, Felissa Rose, Tiffany Shepis, Brinke Stevens, Helen Undy, Donna Wilkes, and Robert Brian Wilson sign at Dark Delicacies on Sunday, January 29th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

RSVP on Facebook!

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

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