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!

NorthEast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza (December 2014)

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Convention Name
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza
Convention Website Address
http://www.NorthEastComicCon.net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/06/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/07/2014
About This Convention
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza is produced by the team that produces Pop Culture Expo, led by Gary Sohmers. The event features collectibles including Comics, Toys and Pop Culture memorabilia and will include Celebrity Guests signing autographs, Cosplay, Video Games, and Panels. IMAGE Meet and Greet Video Ops will be available to capture a fans special moment with a Celebrity on video. With Free Parking and low price admissions, it is designed for fans and families to have a full weekend of entertainment.
Venue Name and Address
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham Rd
Framingham, MA Wilmington
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Marky Ramone, Butch Patrick, More TBA

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Fairy Tales and The King of Monsters Together at Spooky Empire’s May-Hem 2014

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FAIRY TALES AND THE KING OF MONSTERS TOGETHER IN ORLANDO!

 ORLANDO, FL – Kick off the summer with one of the greatest fan events to come to Orlando!

Spooky Empire’s May-Hem convention takes place May 30th-June 1st at The DoubleTree at Universal Studios 5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819). A three day weekend with something for everyone!

The first of two Spooky Empire conventions in 2014 brings a fantastic guest list covering not just the horror genre but SciFi, Fantasy, Rock n Roll and more!

Celebrate two film anniversaries starting with actors from the original 1954 “Godzilla” film. Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima (the man behind the Godzilla mask) make a rare convention appearance together to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the original film and of course the most recent hit the “Godzilla 2014” redo.

The second appearance would honor the 30th Anniversary of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Meet original cast members Robert Englund “Freddy Krueger”, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss and Ronee Blakley.

“Once Upon a Time” fans get a real treat when cast members make a rare first time appearance together. Meet Lana Parrilla “Regina” (her first convention appearance), Lee Arenberg “Grumpy”, Rebecca Mader “The Wicked Witch”, and Sean Maguire “Robin Hood”. The cast will be available for autographs, photo ops and a Q&A!

To round off this guest list full of headliners is writer and director John Carpenter. John Carpenter’s list of classic films include “Halloween”, “They Live”, “Escape From New York”, “Christine” and countless more.

Spooky Empire always brings a little rock ‘n’ roll to the mix! This year they’ve added “Misfits” members Doyle and Dr. Chud, “The Ramones” own Marky Ramone, and even Ex-“Runaways” members Lita Ford and Cherie Currie.

Wrestling fanactics do not want to miss out on our Friday event “In the Pit with Piper” featuring the one and only “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka! This will be and event to go down in history!

Plus tons more celebrity guests available for meet and greets and autographs all weekend including Disney’s own Pat Carroll (Ursula) from “The Little Mermaid, Jamie Kennedy “Scream” and “Ghost Whisperer”, Laurie Holden “The Walking Dead” and even a gathering of the original “Halloween” cast with Nick Castle, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Will Sandin, Nancy Loomis and Tommy Lee Wallace!

Spooky Empire is not just about the guests, they have some monstrous events lined up as always. Check out the schedule for events such as : Huge vendor room, live performances, panels and Q&As, Tattoo Festival with special guest artists, Charity Poker Tournament, Monster Museums, films, and for the first time a Dia De Los Muertos Opening Party which takes place starting at 12pm on Friday afternoon.

Closing out the weekend is Spooky Empire’s annual costume contest on Sunday. This year’s contest is sponsored by Orlando’s “Legends: A Haunting at Old Town”. $1,000 in cash prizes and more for winners!

 Get your discount advance tickets online now! Just $50 for a 3 day pass ($60 at the door). Daily passes available as well!

 Visit spookyempire.com for more information or call the Spooky Empire Hotline at 954-258-7852

Contact:
Pete Mongelli
Spooky Empire, Inc.
954-258-7852
http://www.spookyempire.com

 

The Cast of Spartacus Hits Hartford Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

Hartford Comic Con is this weekend! Holy Smokes Batman!

HCC features top celebrity talents like:

Michael Massee: Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2
Giancarlo Esposito: Breaking Bad, Revolution, Once Upon A Time
Katrina Law: Spartacus, Arrow
*NEW* Liam McIntyre: Spartacus
*NEW* Kyla Kenedy: Walking Dead
*NEW* Ellen Hollman: Spartacus
*NEW* Steven Dunlevy: Spartacus
*NEW* Anna Hutchinson: Spartacus, Cabin in the Woods, Power Rangers
Brando Eaton: Dexter, Cabin Fever, Zoey 101

TOP COMIC CREATORS!

We have the comic industries top talents including special guests X-Men’s Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale from Captain America, Jimmy Cheung from Original Sin, Eisner winning cover artist: The Reverend Dave Johnson, Kaare Andrews from Iron Fist, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb from Adventure Time and The Midas Flesh, Sam Ellis from Archer, David Rodriguez from Skylanders, Matthew Dow Smith and Blair Shedd from Doctor Who, Sara Richard and Agnes Garbowska from My Little Pony, Craig Rousseau from Batman ’66, the crews from Big Dog Ink and Station Studios and so many more!

Game ON!

League of Legends live tournament is available! Shout casted by Brando Eaton and guests. Magic Draft Events and Yu-gi-oh Box Tournaments are also available for sign up. Sign up now for chances to win fantastic prizes and get your game on!

KIDS rule at HCC!

Introducing a full KidConn to happening during the two days of fun.

Cosplay your thing?

Bringing their creative skills are Riddle1, BelleChere, Nadyasonika, Nikkinevermore, Echo Endless, and Miggy Jagger!
We offer fun for the whole family!

Special events!

Gallery Show at the Tobacco Shop, Drink and Draw at McKinnon’s Irish Pub, and the after party at City Steam Brewery! Full details at the link!

Expected attendance will reach 12-15 thousand our first year!

Tickets are available for online purchase here…

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Hartford Comic Con will take place on May 31 – June 1, 2014 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. For more information, tickets, registration, and the complete list of guests please check out the website: www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow them on Twitter (@ HartfordCon) and Facebook!

Arrow Star Katie Cassidy Appears at Boston Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con welcomes KATIE CASSIDY as our newest guest for the 2014 convention! Katie Cassidy is best known to audiences as the character Laurel Lance on the CW’s hit series Arrow. She joins co-star John Barrowman for her first appearance at Boston Comic Con! She has previously starred on several other series including Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, and Supernatural. Katie has appeared on the big screen as well in feature films such as Black Christmas, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Taken. Come meet her on August 8-10th at Boston Comic Con!

Previously announced guests include Sean Astin, James Marsters, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Jason Momoa, Eve Myles, Jewel Staite, Sam Witwer, Simon Bisley, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Danielle Corsetto, Ivy Doomkitty, Adam Kubert, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Scott Snyder, Skottie Young, and many more! For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Splash Page Brings Artists to Big WOW! Comic Fest 2014

Press Release:

Splash Page Comic Art will be set up with artists Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Michael Lark as well as writers Greg Rucka and Ken Kristensen at the Big Wow Comic Fest in San Jose, CA on May 17th and 18th.

Charlie Adlard, artist of the Walking Dead, will be taking a very limited number of convention sketches at Big Wow. Both Saturday and Sunday we will pass out raffle tickets to people wanting to commission a $300 sketch from Charlie, and we will choose a handful each day randomly. Payment will be requested and those selected may wait for Charlie to draw their chosen character or zombie for them.

These are 1 character 11 x 14″ pieces on bristol board or blank sketch cover comics (you must provide your own comic).

Stefano Gaudiano will be accepting 11 x 17″ convention commissions at the show for $150. We will take a first come first serve list each day at opening.

Get your guest information & tickets here: www.bigwowcomicfest.com

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Big Wow Original Art Auction Details:

I will be running the blind and live original art auction on Saturday night, May 17th. The blind auction will run throughout the day in the art gallery in the back of the hall, and will wrap up at 5:30PM Interested parties must sign up for a bidder/paddle number and then can begin placing blind bids on the art they are interested in.

Art that does not receive three bids will sell for the highest offer at 5:30 PM, and ones that do get at least three bids will be placed in the live auction that begins at 6:30 PM in convention hall room B. Writer Ken Kristensen will be helping emcee the auction so if you are a Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth fan, this will be a fun chance to hang out with Ken and hopefully buy some art! Attached is Michael Lark’s Frankenstein piece that he’ll be submitting into the auction. It is a giant 19 x 24 inches. Bidding on this should be reason enough to fly in for the show! There will be a cash bar in the room, and hopefully a number artists that submitted their works to the auction in attendance. Check out scans of some of the pieces in the auction on the Big Wow website

Thanks

Mark Hay

Splash Page Comic Art & Big Wow Comic Fest

www.splashpageart.com

www.bigwowcomicfest.com

Nicholas Brendon Headlines Great Allentown Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

The Lehigh Valley is gearing up for one of its biggest shows – The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) show on July 12, 2014. The GACC is the largest comic & pop culture convention in north east Pennsylvania, and is celebrating its fifth year bringing family friendly entertainment, costume “cosplay” contests, prizes, and many well-known guests from the comic book artist realm as well as TV and Films.

The show welcomes Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris on the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer series) and Buffy comic book artist Rebekah Isaacs to the July 12th event. Brendon has recently been announced as the co-writer to the new “Season 10” story arc for the Dark Horse book. Rebekah Isaacs, artist on other Buffyverse comic Angel & Faith with writer Christos Gage and Executive Producer Joss Whedon; has received wide support from fans that have helped keep Buffy going long after the show ended – now 11 years from the last air date.

This will be a rare appearance with both at the same event; and attending fans will get to learn the creative process that they use to develop the monthly book. In addition, Mr. Brendon will answer fan questions regarding his time portraying the popular character of Xander Harris during the seven year run of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer series.

Other talents highly regarded in the Pop Culture realm making an appearance include Celebrity Cosplayer Nicole Marie Jean, who will be the headline judge for the planned Costuming Contests (with individual Male, Female, and Group categories); and Karan Ashley, who played Aisha Campbell (the second Yellow Power Ranger) on the hit children’s show The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers; Roger Jackson (voice of ‘Ghostface’ from the Scream movie franchise and ‘Mojo Jojo’ in Powerpuff Girls), and Harvey Award winner Bryan JL Glass to name just a few.

Making a return will be an exclusive trading card set, to be collected throughout the show. The cards will be available at various tables throughout the show, highlighting guests appearing in July, and fans will be encouraged to collect the set throughout the day. Additional Guests and show information can be found at www.AllentownComicCon.com.

Details on the Summer Show – July 12th, 2014:
Location:
Merchants Square
1901 S. 12th Street, Allentown, PA

Hours:
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission Cost:
One-Day Pass $12 per adult

Free for children 12 years-old and under accompanied with an adult; $2 discount to all who arrive in costume! There will also be costume contests for all ages, judged by recognizable international cosplay personality Nicole Marie Jean.

NH – Christopher Golden’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Author Christopher Golden and Special Guests appear at Barnes & Noble on Sunday June 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM!

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Author Event
We can’t believe it’s been 20 years since we have enjoyed reading Christopher Golden’s books, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to his latest book, Snowblind. Come join us in celebration. There will be cake, raffles and some surprise guests!

Barnes & Noble
125 S Broadway Route 28, Salem, NH 03079
603-898-1930

The Great Allentown Comic Con! – Summer Show (July 2014)

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Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con! – Summer Show 2014
Convention Website Address
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/12/2014
About This Convention
Saturday July 12th 2014 10am-6pm
Merchants Square – 1901 S. 12th St Allentown, PA 18103
Admission: $12; Kids 12 and under FREE! SAVE $2 OFF when you arrive in costume!
10,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Guests, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes All Day!
Special Events include:
Costume Contests!
Q&A Panels
Door Prizes & More!Media Guests include:
Nicholas Brendon – Xander Harris on Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Roger Jackson – Voice of Scream Villain “Ghostface” and Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo!
Power Rangers actress – Karan Ashley!
Former Wrester – Brimstone!Cosplay and Costuming Groups:
Celebrity Cosplayer and entertainer – Nicole Marie Jean!
Mandalorian Mercs – Star Wars Costuming Group
Imperial Klingon Forces -Star Trek Costuming Group
The Finest – Gi Joe Costuming Group

Artists Guests include:
Image Comics FURIOUS creator – Bryan JL Glass!
Dark Horse Comics: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist – Rebekah Isaacs!
Voltron Artist – Bill Spangler!
Capes & Babes Webcomic Artist – Chris Flick!
Ninja’s Don’t Knit Webcomic Artist – Chris Grillo!
Publishers include:
Hound Comics!
Nemesis Studios!
Mytron Comics!
Additional Media, Artists, and Panel Schedules to be announced, for up to date information visit:www.AllentownComicCon.com

Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square
1901 S. 12th St.
Allentown, PENNSYLVANIA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
85
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
Nicholas Brendon, Rebekah Isaacs, Roger Jackson, Karan Ashley, Nicole Marie Jean, Marie Grey, Bill Spangler, Chris Flick, Darren Auck, The Finest, Mandolorian Mercs

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