Florida Supercon to Bring the Romitas to Miami in 2014

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Press Release:

FLORIDA SUPERCON HAS RECORD ATTENDANCE OF OVER 25,800 ATTENDEES, ANNOUNCES THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER FOR JULY 3-6, 2014 

JOHN ROMITA SR. & JOHN ROMITA JR. FIRST GUESTS OF HONOR ANNOUNCED

Miami, FL - Florida Supercon held its eighth annual event this past July 4-7, 2013 in Miami FL. which hosted record attendance of over 25,800 unique individual attendees. Based on the overwhelming growth the show has experienced in recent years, Florida Supercon has announced the Miami Beach Convention Center as its new home starting in 2014. Comic Book industry legends John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr. are the first Guests of Honor announced for the 2014 event.  The show will feature a “Tribute to the Romitas” in honor of their amazing contributions to the comic book industry. Florida Supercon will take place July 3-6, 2014.

Florida Supercon is South Florida’s Largest Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention. The 2013 event spanned four days, and took place at the Miami Airport Convention Center. The show featured over 350 guests, as well as hundreds of exhibitors, artists and vendors in over 175,000 sq. feet of convention space. Approx. 25,800 attendees flocked to Miami to celebrate their fandom. Following the event, the convention organizers met with multiple venues to find a larger home for the show before signing with the Miami Beach Convention Center for July 3-6, 2014, and beyond. The Miami Beach Convention Center is located in the heart of South Beach and boasts over 1,000,000 square feet of flexible space, including; over 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, over 100,000 sq. ft. of versatile pre-function area space and 70 meeting rooms comprised of 127,000 sq. ft.

Florida Supercon will be using approx. 500,000+ sq, feet of space (half of the convention center) including Halls C & D for the 2014 event. The Miami Beach Convention Center spans four city blocks of palm tree lined streets and is located in the heart of the electrifying and historic South Beach/Art Deco District of Miami Beach. The Miami Beach Convention Center is a meeting, convention, tradeshow and consumer show paradise, located next to white sandy beaches, warm ocean waters, terrific shopping, award winning restaurants, cool cafes and exciting nightlife. Legendary Comic Book artists John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr. are the first Guests of Honor to be announced for Florida Supercon 2014. The event will feature a “Tribute to the Romita’s” in honor of their amazing careers. With a career spanning over 60 years in comic books,

John Romita Sr. is one of the true giants of the industry. He is best known as the seminal artist of The Amazing Spider-Man along with his body of work with Marvel Comics in the Golden, Silver and Bronze Age of Comic Books. Romita created and co-created characters such as the Rhino, the Vulture, Mary Jane Watson, the Punisher, Kingpin, Wolverine and many many more.

John Romita Jr. is a modern-day comic-art master, following in his legendary father’s footsteps; timeless runs on Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man and Daredevil helped establish him as his own force artistically, and his work on Wolverine and World War Hulk is arguably the most explosive comic art of the last decade. In addition to Eternals with writer Neil Gaiman, JRJR teamed with Mark Millar on the creator-owned Kick-Ass, later developed into a blockbuster feature film. Avid Spider-Man fans rejoiced at the artist’s return to Amazing Spider-Man with the Brand New Day storylines “New Ways To Die” and “Character Assassination”. Later JRJR joined writer Brian Michael Bendis on the relaunched Avengers. He most recently joined writer Rick Remender on Captain America and writer Mark Millar on the further adventures of Kick-Ass.

Complete information on Florida Supercon 2014 can be foundatwww.floridasupercon.com

About Florida Supercon
FLORIDA SUPERCON is South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention. Established in 2006, Florida Supercon is the premiere Geek event in South Florida, and occurs annually on 4th of July Weekend. Florida Supercon 2014 will take place July 3-6, 2014 at The Miami Beach Convention Center. Florida Supercon hosts several other events during the year, including the annual Animate! Miami and several charity events.

TX – I Missed Comic Con Signing

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James O’Barr, Joe Eisma, Kristian Donaldson, Ben Dunn, and more appear at Zeus Comics on Saturday August 17, 2013 from 11am till 4:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Press Release:

Dallas comic book fans who missed San Diego Comic-Con are getting a fun event filled with comic book creators and free swag. The crew at bigfanboy.com is hosting a special gathering at Zeus Comics and Collectibles Inc where you can meet your favorite comic book creators and pick up awesome movie promos, please win prizes including items you could previously only get at Comic-Con. Guests include THE CROW creator James O’Barr, MORNING GLORIES artist Joe Eisma, THE MASSIVE artist Kristian Donaldson, NINJA HIGH SCHOOL creator Ben Dunn, STAR TREK inker Kez Wilson, Lucasfilm photography artist Scott Harben, KNUCKLEHEADS artist Robert Wilson, and Marvel and THE WALKING DEAD sketch card artist Cal Slayton.

Zeus Comics
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247

COMIC BOOK ICON is looking for CREATORS

ICONHello to all of our past and future COMIC BOOK I-CON Artist Area Creators…….

The “Lil Con That Can” is back for our annual event!

I hope you are having a great year and have saved a spot at our event on your Fall calendar. I apologize if you get or will repeatedly get more than 1 email from me for the I-CON. I believe I have my most up-to-date email list but I know there are repeats in there. Let me know if you get too many repeats and I will try and take off some.

Comic Book I-CON will be on Saturday OCT 19 and will be at the same place as last year but with a different venue name. The venue is called Barratta’s @ Forte Banquet and Conference Center…….whew long one! The address is 615 3rd street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Last year’s event was a big success which give me great hope we can do it again or even better. Part of that success is communication…..SPREAD THE WORD! Please check out our facebook page and specifically our event page. Let us know if you are coming and pass it onto friends that would enjoy it too OK? I am including a jpg of our soon to be posted all over town and surrounding areas POSTER. Feel free to post it on your page if you are coming please.

I am including the Artist Area Form with this email. Please look it over and send it back as soon as you can to get your 8 ft table. Each table comes with 2 chairs and you can buy extra chairs if you need to. PLEASE spread the word to other creators. It is a first come basis for spots. I need your contract to secure your place. A verbal “hold” will not get you a table. I know there are more of you out there than I have emails for so if you know someone who would enjoy our event let them know…..THANKS. I always ask that if you feel you can share your table with another creator please do so. Every year we have table issues it seems. I have been lucky to fill most requests but do have to leave some people out sometimes. If you can split a table with a friend who is coming it will open up a space in the I-CON as well in the parking situation…..eeewww shudder at that thought.
We will put you on our site once we get your info. If you have been to the site you will see that it is not current. We have a new site ready to pop up but I am waiting for the final pieces…..nothing like waiting to the last minute.

OK that should cover it for now but please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them. I look forward to seeing some old friends and making some news ones like I do every year. Thanks in advance for giving the Comic Book I-CON some of your time.

Send contracts back to:
Iowa Comic Book Club/ICBC
PO Box 3604 Ash Creek Station
Des Moines, IA 50323

You can also look at our site for info too as it comes up…..and also facebook.

Thanks for your support and remember…..

WE ALL HAVE ISSUES!!!

Scott
Creator Rep/Event Planner for the ICBC
www.iowacomicbookclub.com

Jay and Silent Bob are Coming to Baltimore

Baltimore comic conJay and Silent Bob are Coming to Baltimore For a Special Three-Hour Event!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - July 22, 2013 - That’s right! Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will both be appearing at this year’s show to promote their new animated feature, Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie!

 Best known for their roles as Jay and Silent Bob in the View Askewniverse films, which includes Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks 2, Smith and Mewes are fan-favorites among comic and movie enthusiasts alike. Their careers span appearances in film, television, and video games, as well as hosting a series of podcasts on their online network, SModcast.
In addition to his acting career, Smith is a well-known comic writer, having worked on such titles as Batman: Cacophony, Batman: The Widening Gyre, The Bionic Man, Daredevil, Green Arrow, Green Hornet, and Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do. In 1998, he received a Harvey Award for Best New Talent.

jasbsgcm-poster--400xView Askew and The Baltimore Comic-Con have arranged an amazing afternoon with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes on the Saturday of the show. This special three-hour event will include:

  • A screening of the all-new animated film: Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie
  • A live podcast Q&A with Kevin and Jason
This three-hour special, private event will be available as a separate event ticket (separate from convention admission) and seating is limited.  As part of the Baltimore Comic-Con, admission to the show is also required.

Also available will be a SUPER GROOVY event ticket which will include early, priority seating at the event as well as an autographed exclusive print signed by BOTH Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes! (The prints will be signed ahead of the event – Jason and Kevin will not be available for additional autographs).
This will be Kevin and Jason’s only appearance at the show, and the only opportunity for an autograph!

 The 3-hour event will be held on Saturday, September 7th at 1:00 pm in the large upstairs programming room. The doors will open for seating at 12:30 pm with early, advanced seating to this private event starting at 12 noon.
“We can hardly believe that it actually came together!  We are thrilled that both Kevin and Jason will be here to screen their new film at the show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Their characters, Jay and Silent Bob, are pop-culture icons and we just know that fans are going to be clamoring to be a part of this special event!”

General Admission Tickets for the event will run $40, and the limited, Super-Groovy exclusive tickets (which include early, advanced movie seating and the signed movie poster print) are $75 and are sure to go fast. Tickets can be purchased by visiting baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets.

Smith and Mewes joins our previously announced guests, including: Guest of Honor Stan Lee (Marvel comics), Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk), and Bill Willingham (Fables).

 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 websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

 Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

press@baltimorecomiccon.com - for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com - for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com - for inquiries about submitted registrations

harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com - for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

general@baltimorecomiccon.com - 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 7 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

Florida SuperCon moves to Bigger Venue for 2014 Show!

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FLORIDA SUPERCON is excited to announce that we will be moving to the MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER for our 2014 event! That’s right… Supercon is heading to South Beach!!!!!

We’ve experienced enormous growth this year, with over 25,800 unique attendees and as much as we hate to leave the MACC, which has been our home since 2009, it is time to move into a larger facility with more floor space and parking. We would like to thank everyone who has been supportive of the show over the past eight years, and we hope this move will allow us to continue to grow into one of the premiere geek events in the United States.

Florida Supercon 2014 will take place July 3-6, 2014 at The Miami Beach Convention Center. We will be taking up Hall’s C and D (approx. 264,000 sq feet), as well as the Flamingo and Palm Ballrooms (over 41,000 sq. feet) and 23 break out / panel rooms upstairs (approx. 30,000 sq. feet). All told, including hallway function space we will be using almost 400,000 sq. feet of space! This will make us one of the largest comic cons in the country and allow us to bring in more exhibitors, artists, publishers, guests and events.

We will be posting information on hotels, directions, parking and more in the next few weeks. We hope you can take this journey with us, and we promise to put on the best show we possibly can. A sincere thanks to the over 25,800 individuals who came out to Supercon this year. You have made this possible!

One piece of information we can announce… We are beyond thrilled to announce our first guests of honor for 2014. Legendary Comic Book Artists John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr. together at Florida Supercon for a very special TRIBUTE TO THE ROMITA’S!

The Romitas

For more info on Florida SuperCon check out their website http://www.floridasupercon.com

 

Rangerstop’s SUPERHERO TOY & COMIC CON! Orlando Nov 9-10

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Coming to the Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Studios Orlando, will be held Saturday November 9, 2013 from 10am-6pm (VIP admission gets in at 9:30am)
and Sunday November 10, 2013 from 10am-5pm (VIP admission gets in at 9:30am)

We will have a Power-fil line up of Power Rangers guests celebrating the 20th anniversary of Power Rangers. www.rangerstop.com
There will be a costume contest with categories of Best Power Rangers, Best Power Rangers villain, Best Superhero (non-Power Rangers) , and so on. This event will be promoted as a Superhero Toy & Comic Con. We will have a huge dealers room full of a large selection of toys, comic books, action figures, statues, fan art, dvds, memorabilia and much more! We will have a Saturday night Dinner with the Rangers from 7pm-9pm , panels, custom contests, cosplayers, games, celebrity meet and greets, and more!

Dealer Space is now available at www.rangerstop.com under the Exhibitors tab at the top of the page. If you scroll down on the exhibitors page you will see prices/info as well as a direct paypal drop down box to choose the different options you would like. Payments in full on or before September 1st, 2013 will receive a $25 discount per table/booth space. Space is filling up fast and we are more than 50% full!

For hotel reservations please call the Doubletree at 1-800-327-2110 at mention Rangerstop for the Group Rate!

Also join us on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/rangerstopcom

FX Show makes it’s Return to Florida!

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Join Us November 15 – 17!
We are proud to announce the return of the much loved Orlando staple event to our new digs…

The Doubletree Seaworld  (formally International Plaza) Hotel on NOVEMBER 15 – 17 2013We are going back to our roots… a family run, fun collectible convention where you WILL find all of the Rarest and most sought after toys, comics and collectibles on your want list! The plans are currently under way to make this the most fun filled weekend of the year for collectors and fans alike and it is all in a single location! This year we will be featuring the first PEZ-Lando Convention! an event not to be missed. This year’s venue is smaller than previous years, so don’t wait to book your rooms, exhibitor booths or tickets.

Learn More.

Please visit our Kickstarter Project to help fund the events and get some AWESOME limited edition collectibles! Don’t wait the event ends on August 1st at 3:45 PM.

Doubletree Seaworld Resort
10100 International Drive, Orlando Florida.

Book your room NOW! 
We have a special show rate of only $95.00 per night!  reserve your room today.

For more info on the FX Show check out the website at http://www.fxshow.com

 

Danny Glover heads to Rhode Island Comic Con

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Danny Glover added to Rhode Island Comic Con

We are honored to add a movie legend to this years Rhode Island Comic Con Danny’s career has been legendary in such films as  the Lethal Weapon series, Predator 2, Saw, The Color Purple, 2012 and so much more!

ALSO…

BATCAST 3Be part of the original Batman Cast Reunion with Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvone Craig, Julie Newmar, The Batmobile, The Batboat and much more!

PRThe Biggest Power Rangers Reunion on the East Coast  with Jason David Frank, David YostWalter Jones, Catherine Sutherland, Robert AxelrodBarbara Goodson, Kerrigan Mahan, Paul Schier and Jason Narvy!

CA – Stan Lee Signs

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STAN LEE signs at Flying Colors Comics Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 12:30pm-3:00pm!! Excelsior!!

Press Release:

We’re thrilled to bring STAN LEE to Flying Colors as part of Flying Colors ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration.

We are working hard to make this an incredibly memorable and positive event for all who attend.

The Stan Lee Experience package includes:
• One autograph on a flat item (please be sure what you bring to be signed is an authorized item Stan was personally involved with), and…

• One photo (to be available for download on Aug. 8).

Autographs and photos will be strictly limited. Buy your autograph and photograph package at Flying Colors for $125.

Buy your Stan Lee package early and get priority line privileges, meaning we will be lining you up in order.

We ask that everyone purchasing autograph/photo packages get here by 11:30 prior to the 12:30 start of the event.

RSVP on Facebook!

Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518

eigoMANGA Reveals SDCC 2013 Plans

Press Release:

PadakeigoMANGA Enters ‘Padak’ Into Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival And Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Plans

(San Francisco, San Diego) – July 9, 2013:  eigoMANGA’s presentation of the animated film ‘Padak’ is an official entry in the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, held during Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013.

The screening – on Thursday July 18, 2013, at 5:20pm – will take place at Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina, which is next door to the San Diego Convention Center. Immediately following, there will be a discussion about the film with producers, Austin Osueke and Jongmin Shin.

‘Padak’ is a 78 minute animated film from director and writer Lee Dae Hee, and the first from his new venture, E-Dehi Animation. The film about the lives of fish in captivity in a seafood restaurant. Some fish accept their fate while others fight to change it. More information about ‘Padak’ is available on http://www.eigoMANGA.com/padak

In addition to screening ‘Padak’, eigoMANGA will also have a presence at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013. eigoMANGA will be exhibiting at booth #5532.

Panels and Workshops:

‘Showcasing the Best in Korean Comics, Animation, and Its Influence in Today’s Hottest Comics’

A team of Korea’s prolific artists and animation studios represented by Jongmin Shin (Padak, Breakups, Demian) showcases the latest and greatest trends in Korean comics and animation. They will also showcase their recent and upcoming productions on some of today’s hottest comics. Join Jongmin and crew for this Q&A session moderated by Austin Osueke (Publisher of eigoMANGA).

‘Showcasing the Best in Korean Comics, Animation, and Its Influence in Today’s Hottest Comics’ panel is scheduled for Friday July 19, 2013 8:00pm – 9:00pm in Room 32AB.

‘How To Draw Manga For Kids’

eigoMANGA’s team of manga artists and animators will teach kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. Join our workshop with seasoned manga artist Mino Miyabi (The Voice Of Innocence, 5D) and Austin Osueke (eigoMANGA’s publisher of Rumble Pak, Sakura Pakk, and Alpha League).

The ‘How To Draw Manga For Kids’ workshop is scheduled for Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am – 12:00pm in Room 30CDE.

eigoMANGA’s Portfolio Review:

Editors from eigoMANGA will be critique and solicit new work from artists at the Portfolio Review during Thursday through Sunday, July, 18 – July 21 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.

eigoMANGA’s Booth Events (#5532):

Japanese Manga And Korean Manwha Art Sketches - Thursday through Sunday, July, 18 – July 21 at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Comic-Con attendees can get an original manga or manwha illustration created by some of Japan and Korea’s emerging artists and animators.

Daily Anime/Manga Prize Drawing - Thursday through Sunday, July, 18 – July 21 at 4:00pm.
Comic-Con attendees can enter the drawing to win daily anime and manga prizes.

‘Vanguard Princess’ Open Gaming And Daily Tournament - Thursday through Sunday, July, 18 – July 21 at 12:00pm – 3:00pm
eigoMANGA’s exhibition booth will host daily gaming tournaments of the 2D fighting game, ‘Vangaurd Princess’.

About eigoMANGA:

eigoMANGA is a publishing company that specializes in creating and producing anime-genre digital media spanning comics, animation, and games. More information about eigoMANGA can be found athttp://www.eigoMANGA.com

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