Creator Owned Expo Returns August 9th

Creator Owned ExpoCreator 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

www.creatorownedexpo.com
creatorownedexpo@gmail.com

FX Show Returns this weekend!

FX ShowAfter being absent from the convention circuit the FX Show Returns this weekend, November 15-17 at the Doubletree Sea World.

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

Florida SuperCon brings in Uhura

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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://www.floridasupercon.com/

Dark Horse Booth Schedule for NYCC 2013

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Press Release:

It’s here! New York Comic-Con 2013 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators!

 

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 EdwardsProject 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 (BuzzkillHunter 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 & FaithBuffy the Vampire SlayerSerenity)

 

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 SapienB.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 EdwardsProject 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.

Urkel… comes to FX

Picture196Appearing at FX for his first ever convention signing!… Jaleel White! 

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!

PalmCon is this Saturday September 21st!

PalmConFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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:

www.cosmictimes.net/palmcon

Feel free to contact Martin with any questions or comments here:

561.601.4137 - PalmCon@CosmicTimes.net

Special Guest for MegaCon 2014 Announced

1150938_694260030603506_1358856281_nEliza Dushku (Buffy/Angel,Dollhouse) just confirmed as Special Media Guest for Megacon 2014.

For more info on MagaCon check out their website at http://megaconvention.com

 

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

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