February 13, 2014 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
ORLANDO MEGACON – A Look At What’s Happening
MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the southeastern U.S., begins announcing guests for the 2014 show. MegaCon will take place March 21 -23, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center Hall SB in the North/South Building in Orlando, FL.
Confirmed comic book guests include:
J. Scott Campbell, Frank Brunner, Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Greg Land, Michael Golden, Dennis Calero, George Pérez, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Cully Hamner, Karl Story, Renee Witterstaetter, Billy Tucci (20th anniversary of Shi) and Brian Pulido (15th anniversary of Lady Death), Nick Bradshaw, Adam Kubert, Dan Jurgens, Mike Miller, Joshua Ortega, Digger, Bart Sears, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike McKone, Frank Tieri, Mike Mayhew, Chuck Dixon, Skottie Young
Confirmed media guests include:
Walking Dead – Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, Sonequa Martin-Green
Torchwood – John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Gareth David-Lloyd
Torchwood animated series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse – Eliza Dushku
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Torchwood – James Marsters
Smallville – Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, Laura Vandervoort, Aaron Ashmore
Napolean Dynamite – Jon Heder
Battlestar Galactica – Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson, Anne Lockhart
Star Wars – Peter Mayhew, Tom Kane
Comic Book Men – Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson
Star Trek, Big Bang Theory – Wil Wheaton
Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings, Quinton Flynn, Phil LaMarr, Rich Horvitz, Vic Mignogna, Jennifer Hale
You won’t want to miss Comos
First time ever official MegaCon Friday evening Dance for 18+ only
Costume Contest – Drinks – Dancing
Spectacular Laser show & visuals by Empire Visuals
Nelson Flux – Evolv 3
Hosted by Nick Wolfe
$10 – Friday evening from 9pm – 11:30pm
Introducing: The Ghost of the Robot Band with James Marsters – Saturday evening performance $20 in advance $25 at the door.
Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, RPG, LARP, card and miniature gaming events, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, Speed Dating, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.
Thanks to our sponsors: 101.1 WJRR, The am 740 Game, 104.1 Real Radio, Certified Guaranty Company, Central Florida Mensa, Students of the Unusual
The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.
Orange County Convention Center
March 21st – 23rd
Baltimore Comic-Con Announces First Appearances for 2014 Guests!
Gibbons, Hembeck, Kuder, Maleev, and Totleben Come to Baltimore!
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - February 4, 2014 - Happy 2014 from the Baltimore Comic-Con! Our show this year will be the 15th annual Baltimore Comic-Con, our premiere 3-day show, and our biggest event ever, which will be held the weekend of September 5-7, 2014!
Fred Hembeck’s unique style has graced numerous publications, but he is probably noted most for his parodies at Marvel Comics, especially in the pages of Marvel Age, Fantastic Four Roast, Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe, and Fred Hembeck Sells the Marvel Universe. He also maintained an unhealthy focus for years on the Marvel Universe B-lister, Brother Voodoo! In recent years, he contributed to Mars Attacks: The Human Condition from IDW and has provided covers for Garfield from BOOM! Studios.
A relative newcomer, Aaron Kuder found opportunities in doing fill-in issues during DC Comics’ The New 52 event. A member of Ten Ton Studios, he has handled art duties on titles such asBatman, Superman, and The Avenging Spider-Man, and took over art duties in November of 2013 for Action Comics.
Originally from Bulgaria, Alex Maleev has achieved great success providing art on comics with prolific comics writer, Brian Michael Bendis. Together, they have collaborated on noteworthy runs on titles such as Image’s Sam and Twitch, and Marvel’s New Avengers, Daredevil, Halo: Uprising, Moon Knight, Spider-Woman, and, through Marvel’s creator-owned Icon imprint, Scarlet.
John Totleben initially established a name for himself inking and painting covers for DC Comics’ Swamp Thing during its noteworthy Alan Moore/Stephen R. Bissette run of the title. He later went on to collaborate with Moore again multiple times, pencilling and inking Eclipse Comics’Miracleman, earning the position exclusively after receiving accolades for his work on the title, and on inks for Image Comics’ 1963. He has received numerous industry nominations and awards, including a 2004 Inkpot Award.
“What an amazing group of talent to have all under one roof,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. ”We are so excited to be welcoming Dave Gibbons, Fred Hembeck, Aaron Kuder, Alex Maleev, and John Totleben to our not-so-little-anymore family!”
This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Greg Capullo (Batman); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men: Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Suicide Risk); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); David Finch (Forever Evil); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Eric Powell (The Goon); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:
firstname.lastname@example.org - for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
email@example.com - for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
firstname.lastname@example.org - for inquiries about submitted registrations
email@example.com - for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
firstname.lastname@example.org - for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org
Two years ago, my knowledge of anime was limited to three facts: (1) it was made in Japan, (2) the characters had weird hair and eyes, and (3) my daughter was obsessed with it. She would emerge from her room after a weekend binge, hair wild, eyes bloodshot–looking like a character herself, actually–and I would think, “What does she see in those shows?”
Then I watched Fullmetal Alchemist, then Death Note, then Black Butler, and I thought, “OK, these are pretty cool.” So cool, in fact, that I took my daughter to Ichibancon 3, my first anime convention, in 2012. We are now back from Ichibancon 5, held January 9-12 in Concord, NC, a suburb of Charlotte. It has grown a lot since our first year–bigger hotel, more dealers, more fans, and three days instead of two. Last year, for instance, there were 2-3 arcade games in the hallway. This year, a room was devoted to Street Fighter, Technika 3, Versus City, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme, Guitar Freaks, and about a dozen Playstations and Xbox 360s.
There were also more guests than before. J. Michael Tatum, Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh, Jad Sexton, and Chuck Huber all had Q & A sessions following by autograph signings. I sat in on Bryce’s Saturday Q & A, which had about 100 attendees in a ballroom that seated nearly 400. Respectable, but not great. Afterward, five or six people left, and about 300 streamed in. Soon cosplayers were standing against the walls and out the doors, waiting for the weekend’s headliner, Vic Mignogna.
Vic is the Johnny Depp of anime. I had seen him at previous conventions, and each time I was amazed at how good he was with fans. He talks to them like old friends, lets girls hug him, and signs anything you wave in his face. In his Q & A, he showed the energy and improv skills of a young Robin Williams. Someone asked him–they always ask him–for his advice to aspiring voice actors, and it was this: (1) get as much experience as you can acting, (2) move to one of the best cities for voice actors–Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, or Vancouver–and (3) find a way to feed yourself. (Voice actors don’t exactly make it rain.)
Ichibancon was fun, and I was glad to see it growing. In March, I am headed to Winston-Salem to the Triad Anime Con, which is operated by the same company, Nostalgiaconventions. Maybe I’ll see you there!
Creator Owned Expo is designed to encourage Literacy, Artistic Creativity, innovations in Technology, and Social Interest in the sciences through Art, Sequential Art, Science fiction, Fantasy, Novels, Creative Nonfiction, Folklore, Historical Fiction, Mythology and other related genres.
This event promotes Independence in the areas of creative media, comics, art, crafts, animation, and self-published literature. We are a close knit ecosystem, a community built to encourage communication between the creators and the audience.
Ultimately,“this event is about comic creators, publishers, writers, film makers and creators in general and the fans who love them.” We need dedicated fans like you to help us get the word out about this wonder event. The event will feature educational panels, raffles, gifts, prizes, an artist exhibit area, and contest.
6650 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33309
Saturday August 9th, 2014
11:00 am – 7:00Pm
November 14, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Convention Scene News Editor Joe Fauvel will be in attendance in Creator Alley.
The show also gets some local press in the Orlando Sentinel. Read the article HERE!
For all info on the show check out their website at http://www.fxshow.com
October 24, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
NICHELLE NICHOLS (Uhura in Star Trek) has just been addded to the guest list for Florida Supercon 2014 at our “NEW LOCATION” The Miami Beach Convention Center July 3-6, 2014!
Nichelle Nichols is an actress, singer and voice artist, best known for her role as Uhura in Star Trek, a role that she portrayed for over 40 years in the original Star Trek television series, the Star Trek animated series and the Star Trek film series. Prior to her acting career, Nichelle sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. Some of her other notable television, animation and film roles include: Heroes (Nana Dawson), Futurama (as herself in two episodes), Gargoyles: The Animated Series (Diane Maza), Batman: The Animated Series (Thoth-Kopeira), The Simpsons (as herself), Snow Dogs, Truck Turner (opposite Issac Hayes), Lady Magdalene’s, The Torturer, and The Cabonauts (CJ).
For more info visit our website at http://
October 3, 2013 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Manga, Movies, New York, New York Comic Con, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
SIGNINGS IN DARK HORSE BOOTH #1636
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
3:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
5:00 p.m. HALO: Frank O’Connor, Christopher Schlerf
6:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
7:00 p.m. EVE ONLINE: B. Börkur Eiríksson
8:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
10:00 a.m. SCIENCE FICTION COMICS: Ron Randall (Trekker), Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade), Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas (Gamma)
11:00 a.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
12:00 p.m. THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson
1:00 p.m. NEW SUPERHEROES FROM GREAT CREATORS: Mike Norton and Dennis Hopeless (The Answer!), Bryan J. L. Glass (Furious), Donny Cates (Buzzkill, Hunter Quaid), Eliot Rahal (Hunter Quaid)
2:00 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Smoke/Ashes), Chris Peterson (Grindhouse), Tim Seeley (Ex Sanguine), Tom Mandrake (To Hell You Ride), Jonathan Maberry (Project TBA)
3:00 p.m. HUSBANDS: Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, Sean Hemeon
4:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
4:00 p.m. CONAN, STAR WARS, THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood
5:00 p.m. THE STAR WARS, STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI: Jonathan Rinzler, Jan Duursema
6:00 p.m. DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Frank Barbiere (Blackout), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Fred Van Lente and Freddie Williams II (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
10:00 a.m. LONE WOLF & CUB: Kazuo Koike (Courtesy of Wikia: Masters of Animanga)
11:00 a.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow
12:00 p.m. WHEDONVERSE COMICS: Dan Dos Santos, Jane Espenson, Scott Fischer, Victor Gischler, Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, Steve Morris (Angel & Faith, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity)
1:00 p.m. GRENDEL 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Matt Wagner
1:00 p.m. Greg Rucka: Project TBA
1:00 p.m. BUZZKILL: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
2:00 p.m. THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, P.J. Byrne (voice actor for Bolin)
*Ticketed event. Come to the Dark Horse booth when NYCC opens on Friday and Saturday mornings for the chance to draw a signing ticket while supplies last. Learn the latest about The Legend of Korra by signing up for Korra Nation at the link!
3:30 p.m. THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Becky Cloonan, Shaun Simon
4:30 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Victor Gischler (Kiss Me, Satan!, Clown Fatale), James Harren (Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D.), Cameron Stewart (Sin Titulo, B.P.R.D.), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden)
5:30 p.m. THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown
5:30 p.m. MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt
6:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
10:00 a.m. BLOODHOUND: Dan Jolley, Robin Riggs
10:00 a.m. THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere, Toby Cypress
10:00 a.m. AMALA’S BLADE: Michael Dialynas
11:00 a.m. ITTY BITTY HELLBOY: Art Baltazar, Franco
12:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
12:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA
12:00 p.m. S.H.O.O.T. FIRST: Justin Aclin, Nicolás Daniel Selma
1:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
2:00 p.m. MONSTERS! & OTHER STORIES: Gustavo Duarte
2:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN LEGION: Diana Leto
3:00 p.m. STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF ENDOR: Zack Giallongo
IMPORTANT: All giveaway, limited edition, and exclusive items are available while supplies last. Free prints, comics, or posters are provided for each signing while supplies last. You may bring items to sign or purchase them at the Dark Horse Store. We reserve the right to restrict the nature and/or limit the number of items to be signed, at our discretion.
Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.
September 30, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Art Show, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games
Born Nov. 27, 1976 in Pasadena, CA, Jaleel Ahmad White began working in front of the camera in commercials at the age of three, and quickly became a veteran child actor, booking appearances on everything from “The Jeffersons” (CBS, 1975-1985) to “Charlie & Co.” (CBS, 1985-86) to “Mr. Belvedere” (ABC, 1985-1990). In fact, he almost landed the role of “Rudy” on “The Cosby Show” (NBC, 1984-1992) until Bill Cosby decided to make the character a girl. White’s star-making role, however, came from a more unlikely place: a one-time guest spot on the sitcom “Family Matters” (ABC/CBS, 1989-1998) as the cartoonishly nerdy Steve Urkel. Most recently Jaleel has starred on Total Blackout and Dancing with the Stars.
For more on the FX Show… click HERE!
September 19, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
PalmCon: The Palm Beach County Comic Book and Collectibles Show
When: September 21st 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: The Palm Beach County Convention Center - 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Admission: $9.00 for Adults at the door – $7.00 in advance (on-line), $5.00 for kids 4-13 at the door - $4.00 in advance (on-line), FREE for children 3 and under.
PalmCon: The Palm Beach Comic Book and Collectibles Show is Palm Beach County’s only comic convention of its kind. This is the third year for PalmCon and for the first year we are moving to the Palm Beach County Convention Center occupying over 50,000 square feet of convention space. As with years past, we strive to bring Palm Beach County the best in comics, animation, and pop-culture while providing a fun and safe family friendly atmosphere.
We are pleased to have film and television actor Deep Roy as one of our guests. Most know him for his role as all of the Oompa Loompas in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Deep Roy also holds the honor of being the only actor to appear on screen in all three major science-fiction franchises – Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. He has also appeared in Transformers, The NeverEnding Story, Flash Gordon, Return to Oz, and he had a recurring role in the HBO series Eastbound and Down. Other media guests include Jim Decker and Robert Z’Dar who is known for his B-movie roles but has also appeared in mainstream films such as Tango and Cash.
PalmCon will also play host to some top names in comics including Ethan Van Sciver who is know for his work at DC Comics on Green Lantern, the Flash and most recently Batman. Returning this year will be comic book legend Jose Delbo who has been in the industry for years working on such titles as Wonder Woman, The Transformers, The Twilight Zone and The ThunderCats. Joining us for the first time will be Allen Bellman who is best known for his work on Captain America back in the 1940s at the start of the “golden age of comic books”. Also making a rare convention appearance will be Carlos Castellanos the cocreator of the wildly popular nationally syndicated comic strip Baldo.
Other attractions at PalmCon will include an appearance by the 501st Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs known for their movie accurate Star Wars costumes and community involvement. Also arriving in time for the show will be a replica of the Ghostbusters’s car Ecto-1 along with the Carolina and Miami Ghostbusters fan groups. As an added bonus to PalmCon this year we are bringing in the Art of Akira Exhibit that features original hand panted cells and production art from Japan’s most famous animated film – Akira. PalmCon continues to receive an amazing amount of support from the local comic scene. Most of the major comic shops in South Florida will be represented at PalmCon along with over 100 vendors, artists, publishers and filmmakers. There will be a raffle, a costume contest, and the Indie-Film Screening Room showing short films created by local filmmakers.
This event grew out of Martin T. Pierro’s love for the small hotel and mall comic shows that were a staple of his childhood days in West Palm Beach. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in comic book characters (as evident by the recent blockbuster films The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and The Dark Knight Rises), so it seemed a perfect time to bring these types of shows back to Palm Beach County.
More information and a complete guest/vendor list can be found here:
Feel free to contact Martin with any questions or comments here:
561.601.4137 - PalmCon@CosmicTimes.net
For more info on MagaCon check out their website at http://megaconvention.com