BIG WOW! ComicFest Returns this Weekend…May 17-18, 2014

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Press Release:

Big Wow! Comic Fest Returns to San Jose on May 17th & 18th, 2014, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Art, Anime, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Nerds, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere!

Founded in 1979 as “Super-Con”, Big Wow! Comic Fest is not only Northern California’s Longest-Running Comic-Con, but is this year’s Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area!

As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we have Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to welcome as our Featured Guests: Charlie Adlard (Artist for the popular “Walking Dead” series), Legendary Illustrator Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Avengers), Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, Fan-Favorites… Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Art Adams (X-Men, Godzilla), and more Special Guests including: Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Mike Zeck (Punisher, Spider-Man, Secret Wars), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama, Disney Poster Artist), Alex Nino (Dead Ahead), Sergio Aragones (Mad Magazine, Groo the Wanderer), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), and many more confirmed and added to our website! Over 200 Comic Creators!

Meet, get autographs, and learn the secrets of Show Biz from our spectacular CELEBRITY GUESTS:

GODZILLA is in the House…Meet Kenpachiro Satsuma, in 1984’s RETURN OF GODZILLA, he would land the title role of Godzilla and continue as the King of Monsters for the next 11 years. This is first time to America in over 20 years.

Also from Japan, meet Satoshi Furuya he enthralled generations of children with his portrayal of the original Ultraman.

Jane Wiedlin is the sexy and charismatic guitar player for The GoGos! One of the best known Rock/Pop groups to emerge from the 1980′s, Jane is back at work, creating a stage production for her self published comic series “Lady Robotica”.

Also Appearing will be: Kevin Bernard Grevioux (Co-Writer, Producer and actor in “Underworld”, “I, Frankenstein” and comic book writer), Damion Poitier (Avengers (in the last 2 minutes, he was the surprise Villian), Star Trek, Hunter Prey…and the son of Sidney Poitier). Also, C. Andrew Nelson (Darth Vader), Parker Stevenson (Hardy Boys), Richard Kiel (007 “Jaws”), William Katt (Greatest American Hero, House)…and more

COSPLAY Guests Jessica Nigri, Riddle (star of “Heroes of Cosplay”), Ivy Doomkitty, Anthony Misano… and many more will all be on site. Along with hundreds and hundreds of amazing fans all in costume.

Super-Star Cartoonist and Big Wow! Bigwig Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, 50 Girls 50), will teach a 90-minute Figure Drawing Workshop with a live model, demonstrating fundamentals of technique and style. Any aspiring artist is welcome to sit in the audience and work along with Frank, who will provide priceless tips and critiques! And Inker Extraordinaire Mick Gray (Starman, Promethea) will once again provide a weekend-long inking demonstration as he works on his current comic book assignment at his booth! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see professional comic artists at work!

In conjunction with San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, Big Wow! Comic Fest proudly presents “BATMAN!, 75 years a Hero” Featuring Seven Decades of Original Art and Memorabilia from the DC Comics world-famous Super Hero. Also, there will be 2 additional shows, “The Art of MIKE ZECK!” And “The ART of FAMOUS MONSTERS”.

And Speaking of Famous Monsters… We are hosting the 1st Annual “Horror/Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film Festival” with the legendary Famous Monsters Magazine… who are also hosting our Japanese guest, and presenting the “Famous Monsters of Filmland” Pavilion with guests, props, make-up and costume designers and more.

And no Big Wow! ComicFest is complete without our:

Live Art Auction, Costume/Cosplay Contest (Saturday night directly after the show), Gaming, Card & Role-Playing Games, “Creature Features Live” with host: John Stanley, showing the original “Night of the Living Dead.”

Panel Discussions, including: Creating Comics, The Art of Self-Publishing, and how to Design and Create Your Own Costumes! There will be 5 rooms of programming going on, throughout the show.

Tickets are available on the website. And we have tickets available at over 30 participating comic book stores around Northern California.

Admission is only:

1 Day Adult $25.00 (at the door)

2 Day Adult $35.00 (at the door)

1 Day Child (8-14) $10.00 (at the door)

2 Day Child $15.00 (at the door)

CHILDREN UNDER 8 ARE FREE!

*Save $5.00 Off Admission! Buy tickets online, or at many local Comic Book Stores!

FOR MORE INFORMATION we will always have guest and programming updates for the show at: www.bigwowcomicfest.com. Also, most of our Guests will be available before the show for online, phone and in some cases, personal appearance Interviews.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

2014 Big WOW! Art Auction Details

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The Art Auction will be held on Saturday May 17th, 2014. The blind auction will run throughout the day in the art gallery in the back of the hall, and will wrap up at 5:30 PM Interested parties must sign up for a bidder/paddle number and then can begin placing blind bids on the art they are interested in. Contributors include Mark Brooks (seen at left), Charlie Adlard, Frank Cho, Sanjulian, Michael Lark, Justin Greenwood, Toshio Maeda, Darick Robertson, Bill Morrison, and many many others! Full details at the link!

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! There will be a cash bar in the room, and hopefully a number artists that submitted their works to the auction in attendance.

Founded in 1979 as “Super-Con”, Big Wow! Comic Fest is not only Northern California’s Longest-Running Comic-Con, but is this year’s Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area! As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we have Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to welcome as our Featured Guests:  Charlie Adlard (Artist for the popular “Walking Dead” series), Legendary Illustrator Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Avengers), Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, Fan-Favorites Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Art Adams (X-Men, Godzilla), and more Special Guests including: Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Mike Zeck (Punisher, Spider-Man, Secret Wars), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama, Disney Poster Artist), Alex Nino (Dead Ahead), Sergio Aragones (Mad Magazine, Groo the Wanderer), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), and many more confirmed and added to our website! Over 200 Comic Creators!

Tickets are available at the link. And we have tickets available at over 30 participating comic book stores around Northern California.

Admission is only:

1 Day Adult $25.00 (at the door)

2 Day Adult $35.00 (at the door)

1 Day Child (8-14) $10.00 (at the door)

2 Day Child $15.00 (at the door)

CHILDREN UNDER 8 ARE FREE!

*Save $5.00 Off Admission! Buy tickets online, or at many local Comic Book Stores!

Be sure to follow us on both Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all our upcoming announcements!

www.bigwowcomicfest.com

DMC Rocks Boston Comic Con 2014

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A bonafide legend in the music industry appears this year at Boston Comic Con: DARRYL “DMC” McDANIELS of the iconic hip-hop group Run DMC will appear to debut his new project Darryl Makes Comics, LLC! A musical and cultural innovator, his was the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, and the first to appear on MTV. The Grammy-nominated artist has changed music, culture, fashion and language.

DMC now embarks on his next project that aims to change the face of pop culture forever! Combining two of his first loves, hip hop culture and comic books, DMC is ready to throw his hat into the ring as an independent publisher with an original comic series to be released this summer!

A devoted comic book aficionado who sold his childhood collection to purchase his first set of turntables, DMC is teaming up with prominent artists and writers of the comic book and music world to craft the first 100% authentic, unapologetic, indie, hip hop comic book. Read more about his comics at the link!

Previously announced guests include Sean Astin, Jason Momoa, 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!

RSVP on Facebook!

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!

Hero Initiative Heads to San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest in May 2014

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Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest on May 17-18 at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street.

Make sure you grab the amazing Walking Dead 100 book at out booth, #915-#917 and be sure to get it signed by the many contributors in attendance! Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard will be at the con, as will eight other artists who participated in the project. Proceeds of your purchase will help someone in need!

And you can put your Walking Dead book in your NEW Hero tote bag! Hero’s new totes make their debut at BIG WOW! and are available at a mere $5!

In addition, check out the ambassadors for Hero who will be raising money for our charity at their own booths: Arthur Adams, Brent Anderson, Dan Brereton, Joyce Chin, Mick Gray, Drew Johnson, Rich Koslowski, Michael Lark, John Livesay, Laura Martin, Terry Moore, Norm Rapmund, Darick Robertson, Greg Rucka, and David Williams will all have donation jars for Hero!

New Program Cover for Spooky Empire’s May-Hem Unveiled!

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Via Spooky Empire:

We are unveiling the cover of Spooky Empire’s May-Hem Program. Cover art by our friend Joe Simko Wax Eye. Joe is best known for his work on the Garbage Pail Kids. You can pick these up at the show all weekend. May-Hem is coming, get your advance tickets and VIP packages today!

For more info on May-Hem visit www.spookyempire.com

Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show (August 2014)

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Convention Name
Retr-O-Rama Collectibles
Convention Website Address
http://www.jaxretrorama.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/10/2014
About This Convention
Retr-O-Rama Pop Culture Collectibles Show is

Returning to Jacksonville on

Sunday, August 10th, 2014!

BUY * SELL * TRADE!

We Got the Fishing Nets Ready and we caught Ricco Browning the last Original Universal Monster! Our Celebrity Guest of Honor, at the next Retr-O-Rama Pop Culture Collectibles Show returning to Jacksonville on Sunday, August 10, 2014!

This is an old school, in person collectibles show with vendors who deal exclusively in vintage pop culture items. We try to make these shows fun and inexpensive so the whole family can come out and have a fun time. You will find quality toys, dolls, comic books, posters, and movie memorabilia all for sale in one room where you can view potential purchases first hand and ask questions rather than guessing at mail order Internet transactions. These knowledgeable vendors also buy vintage pieces and can help you identify items if needed.

This show is sponsored by Retrorama Collectibles and will be held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in Mandarin located at 3130 Hartley Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. This is right off of San Jose Blvd. and close to the I-295 exit for San Jose. Show hours are 10 AM to 4:00 PM.Early Bird Preview starts at 9:00 AM

Parking is free and advance adult general admission is $5.00 that’s 50% off through July 1st, 2014, at which time it will increase back to its regular of $10.00 per adult admission, children 12 and under are free with adult paid admission or $2.00. Please check out local businesses for our show informational flyer. Get the Weekend Package which includes a film screening of Revenge of the Creature with Ricou Browning in attendence and Early Bird Preview admission.

After the success of our previous shows, we have increased our size to the largest contiguous space the hotel has to offer over 8,000 square feet and have vendors lined up from all over Florida. Vendor tables are still available on a first come, first serve basis. Please E-mail dtuchmann@jaxretrorama.com for a copy of our vendor contract.

If you are a fan of shows like American Pickers, Storage Wars, Toy Hunter, Hollywood Treasures, Auction Hunters, or Comic Book Men then you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to attend a true Pop Culture Collectibles show in North Florida. You will have a chance to meet knowledgeable dealers and buy, sell, trade, and browse quality vintage collectibles all in one in-door air conditioned space, rain or shine. Bring in your own items to have them identified, appraised, and even purchased by the vendors at this show with no faceless third party hassles!

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to revisit some of the great pop culture icons of the 50′s, 60′s, 70′s and even a few 80′s and relive a little bit of every Baby Boomer’s childhood. If you remember Barbie, G.I. Joe, The Beatles, Mego, Hot Wheels, Star Wars or even He-Man then this is the show for you. If you collect movie posters, film, toys, Disneyana, records or any other vintage memorabilia then you won’t want to miss this rare chance in Jacksonville to add quality items to your collection.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at dtuchmann@jaxretrorama.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Pop Retrorama for the latest updates or visit our website www.jaxretrorama.com to celebrate all things related to vintage pop culture!

Venue Name and Address
Ramada Inn Conference Center
3130 Hartley Rd
Jacksonville, Florida 32257
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Ricou Browning, Linda Haynes, David Polk

CA – Evilspeak Signing

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Director Eric Weston and Clint Howard appear at Dark Delicacies to sign Evilspeak on Tuesday May 13th at 7:00 p.m.

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

MA – NOS4A2 Signing

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Joe Hill appears at Haverhill Public Library to talk about NOS4A2 with special guest Christopher Golden on Monday May 12th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Haverhill Public Library is excited to announce that New York Times Bestselling Author Joe Hill will be here May 12th! Joe will be talking NOS4A2, our 2014 Haverhill Reads book! Demand will be high and space limited, so register now via our events calendar! We’re also excited to announce that NYT Bestseller Christopher Golden will be here too!!

Don’t forget to check the events calendar for other great Haverhill Reads programs May 12-22nd!

Pick up your copy of NOS4A2 now, we have lots of copies–but add your name to the holds list if they’re all checked out.

Joe Hill is the author of Heart Shaped Box, 20th Century Ghosts, Horns (soon to be a film starring Daniel Radcliffe), NOS4A2, and the Locke and Key comic book series!

Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
978) 373-1586

 

CA – Shriners Charity Signing

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Steve Niles, Marc Andreyko, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Karl Altstaetter, Lak Lim, Jordan Gorence, and Courtney Camacho appear at Emerald Knights Comics on Saturday May 10th at 1:00 pm as part of the Shriners Children’s Hospital Charity Event!

RSVP on Facebook!

Emerald Knights Comics and Games 
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
818-588-3631

GA – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Tony Shasteen, Dean Trippe, Andrew Jenkins, Greg Crews, Bobby Nash, and Alisa appear at Rock Shop on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

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FREE COMICS! Massive Sale! Creator Signings! Walking Dead Zombies! Superheroes, Costume Contest and more!

FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE GOODIE BAG WITH ADDITIONAL FREE COMICS. 1 RANDOM BAG WILL CONTAIN A $20 ROCK SHOP GIFT CARD!!!

Special Guests:

TONY SHASTEEN (Artist of Vampire Diaries, Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Burn Notice, Steven King’s and Peter Straub’s Talisman)

ANDREW JENKINS and GREG CREWS (AMC’s Walking Dead)

DEAN TRIPPE (Something Terrible, Project Rooftop)

BOBBY NASH (Green Hornet, Domino Lady, The Spider)

ALISA world famous cos-play model and THE Supergirl.

ZOMBIECIDE Game Demo from 11-8pm!

*********** SALE ALL DAY LONG ***********
50% OFF COMIC BOOK BACK ISSUES
25% OFF NEW COMICS (EXCLUDING “THIS WEEK’S”)
DOLLAR COMICS: 3 FOR $1
SILVER/BRONZE/WALL COMICS 30% OFF
TOYS/ACTION FIGURES/STATUES 20% OFF
TRADE PAPERBACKS/HARDCOVERS 25% OFF
GAMES 20% OFF
SHIRTS AND APPAREL 20% OFF

RSVP on Facebook!

Rock Shop
3333 Buford Drive Ste 2047B, Buford, GA 30519
(678) 482-0091

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