12th Doctor Who Appears at Rose City Comic Con 2017

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Peter Capaldi, the 12th actor to portray sci-fi character Doctor Who in the popular TV series of the same name, will be a special guest at Rose City Comic Con 2017! VIP badges available now, autographs and photo ops coming soon.

Known to fans worldwide as the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He started acting and singing at an early age and soon landed a lead role in the humorous vampire tale The Lair of the White Worm, co-starring Hugh Grant, and a supporting role in Dangerous Liaisons. He then went on to write and direct the 1993 short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, which won a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award in the Short Film (Live Action) category. Capaldi worked on several BBC projects for over a decade before portraying abrasive communications director Malcolm Tucker in the Armando Iannucci political sitcom The Thick of It, for which he won another BAFTA and was spun off into the film In the Loop. He has since starred in movies like World War ZThe Fifth Estate, and the upcoming children’s sequel Paddington 2. During a BBC live broadcast, it was announced that Capaldi would be the 12th actor to portray sci-fi character Doctor Who in the popular TV series of the same name. Capaldi, who kept his casting top secret, had appeared in the time-hopping show before, as a Roman merchant, as well as in its spin-off Torchwood. He portrayed The Doctor from 2013 to 2017, having recently announced that the upcoming season would be his last in the role.

He joins other great guests at Rose City Comic Con 2017, such as “Weird Al” Yankovic, Felicia Day, Dominic Cooper, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Brent Spiner, Jason Isaacs, Burt Ward, and dozens more. See our full list of guests so far, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get all the latest news.

For further details, please visit the Rose City Comic Con website: www.rosecitycomiccon.com

Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

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The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce the addition of Darryl “DMC” McDaniels to our 2017 guest list. The 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con takes place on September 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. You can purchase your tickets for the show now.

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, a pioneer, icon, and founding member of the legendary rap group Run-DMC, brought his love for comics full circle with the creation of his very own independent publishing house called Darryl Makes Comics. Already a hero to his millions of fans around the world, DMC’s accomplishments read like a laundry list of musical and cultural accolades: Grammy-nominated musician, Emmy-winning life story, multi-platinum recording artist, 2009 Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and rap/rock pioneer who influenced music the first time he touched a mic. Before co-founding Run-DMC, DMC grew up reading comics and developed a passion for them. “When I started with Run-DMC, I was a nervous little nerdy kid,” says DMC. “I didn’t want to get up in front of a crowd and rhyme; but what gave me confidence, out there on stage was pretending that I was the Hulk on the microphone.”

In 2014 DMC’s childhood passion came to fruition when he, along with his Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and Senior Editor Riggs Morales, teamed up with some prominent fixtures in the comic book world to craft his first 48-page graphic novel, a 100% authentic, unapologetic, indie comic book under the Darryl Makes Comics imprint. The graphic novel, DMC #1, garnered critical praise and attention when it debuted in 2014 featuring some of the comic industry’s finest talent. The story was created by DMC and Damion Scott (Batman, Robin, Solo), with Ronald Wimberly (Vertigo/DC, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Prince of Cats) serving as creative consultant to develop the script. Each chapter is visualized by different teams of artists, including Chase Conley (Black Dynamite), Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla, The Reason for Dragons), Felipe Smith (Peepo Choo, Ghost Rider), Mike & Mark Davis, the Mad Twiinz (Black Dynamite, The Boondocks), Shawn Crystal (Arkham Manor), and colorist Chris Sotomayor, not to mention cover art from industry legends Sal Buscema and Bob Wick, and graffiti pioneer MARE 139 (Style Wars).

Set in hip hop’s revolutionary era of the 1980s, the first comic featured DMC as a superhero fighting for justice in an alternate universe. Wild Style-inspired graffiti covers every surface of this world, as the true grit of pre-Giuliani New York is captured among the pages of this graphic novel. In his second graphic novel, released December 2, 2015, DMC returned and fulfilled his promise to expand the Darryl Makes Comics universe! In it, readers met more heroes like LAK6, Sifu Horus, and The Breaks! They are on the cusp of the b-boy hero movement but first they must take on the status quo that has been misleading New York City. Based on a story by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Greg Pak (Marvel’s Totally Awesome Hulk, DC’s Batman/Superman), and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, written by Amy Chu (DC’s Poison Ivy, Sensation Comics’ Wonder Woman) and illustrated by an incredible roster of talent featuring Juan Doe (Marvel’s Wolverines), Sung Goo Won (Cartoon Network’s Black Dynamite), award-winning artist Afu Chan (Society of Illustrators 2012), Marcus Williams (Action Lab’s Hero Cats) and Elliot Fernandez (DC’s Harley Quinn/Powergirl), DMC #2 features color art by Christopher Sotomayor and Eisner-winning colorist Gabriel Bautista. The covers are art directed by Edgardo Miranda- Rodriguez and illustrated by comic book industry giant Humberto Ramos (Marvel’s Spider-Man, X-Men) and graffiti king Bio of the Tats Cru, with color art by Edgardo Delgado (Marvel’s Spider-Man), DMC #2 also offers a variant cover by comic book industry legend Bill Sienkiewicz and graffiti curator and artist Alan Ket.

Darryl Makes Comics is dedicated to the idea that every walk of life has heroes and stories worth telling. “Hip hop was always based on creativity,” DMC says, “so what we’re trying to do with this comic book is not trying to create anything that’s new; we’re just going to show the world what’s already there… the beauty and the creativity of it.” DMC will be releasing his third issue in late 2017.

“Baltimore has a ton of Run-DMC fans,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Having DMC to our show to flex his comic book muscles is going to be amazing, and his music fans get to meet a whole new side of Darryl. We’re really excited about this, as we’re sure his fans, old and new, will be!”

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

CA – Queen in 3-D Signing

Brian May, founder, member, songwriter and guitarist with the rock band Queen, signs Queen in 3-D at Book Soup on Thursday, August 24th at 6:00 PM.

Event Guidelines:

  • A copy of Queen in 3-D from Book Soup is required to attend this event. Save your receipt as it will be checked in line.
  • Photos from the line are okay.
  • No Memorabilia.

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Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

OK – Secret Weapons Signing

Writer Eric Heisserer, originally from Norman, will sign his comic book Secret Weapons from Valiant Entertainment from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday August 12th at Speeding Bullet Comics. Heisserer was nominated for an Academy Award for his adapted screenplay for the science fiction film The Arrival.

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Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-6866

G.I. Joe Legends Reporting For Duty at HasCon 2017

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Check out the list of G.I. Joe Legends making their way to HASCON including Bill Culbertson, Dana Chicca, David Kunitz, Frank Coroneos, Greg Berndtson, Jeff Thompson, Mark Pennington, Patty Collopy, Roger Avery, Ron Rudat, Steven Reiss, Vinnie D’Alleva, and more! More Legends will be added as the convention draws near!

HASCON is your behind-the-scenes pass to the world of Hasbro September 8-10, don’t miss it! To purchase General Admission and VIP tickets, view complete package details and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

 

UT – Last Fan Standing LIVE

Actor, author and producer Bruce Campbell (Ash vs Evil Dead) appears at the Tower Theater on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM! Tickets are available here…

Bruce is touring the country promoting his new book, “Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor.”, the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller “If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor”. Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous- from his roles in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on #1 show Burn Notice and his new STARZ hit series Ash vs Evil Dead. Books provided by Weller Book Works.

BUT! This is no ordinary book tour. It’s a game show! Bruce will be presenting LAST FAN STANDING, a game show like no other! Last Fan Standing gives the entire audience the chance to play along and qualify to be on stage—and attempt to be The Last Fan Standing. Through provided “audience response devices” (clickers if you insist on getting technical), each audience member participates in a series of multiple choice questions where the players with the first correct answers advance to the Podium Rounds where the top four players from the audience fight a winner-take-all battle of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Superheroes, and Horror trivia. After each round the player with the lowest score is eliminated, until there is only one . . . Last Fan Standing!

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Tower Theater
876 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

 

NY – An Evening with Anna Kendrick

Actress Anna Kendrick appears in conversation with JBFC Board President Janet Maslin on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen, in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.” In The New York Times bestselling collection of humorous autobiographical essays, Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations. With her razor-sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and baggy neon pants may have played a role) to her struggle to live like an adult woman instead of a perpetual “man-child.” Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).

Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Anna Kendrick made her Broadway debut at the age of twelve in her Tony-nominated performance for the musical High Society. Since her Academy Award–nominated role as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, she has made numerous theatrical appearances, including starring roles in Into the Woods, the Twilight saga, and the Pitch Perfect film franchise. In 2013, she achieved musical success with the triple-platinum hit song “Cups (When I’m Gone),” featured in Pitch Perfect. She lives in Los Angeles.

Please note: the Q&A will be conducted before the film and a signed copy of Anna’s book, Scrappy Little Nobody, is included with the purchase of a ticket

Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, New York 10570
(914) 747-5555

SF – JJ Abrams + Andy Cruz Speak

Director JJ Abrams and Andy Cruz appear in conversation with Adam Savage on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tickets available at the link…

JJ Abrams is a celebrated writer, producer, composer, and director for movies, including Armageddon, Star Trek, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and television shows, including Felicity, Alias, Lost, and Westworld. Recently he became the second director ever to direct a film that grossed over two billion dollars at the box office. In 2009 he co-created and co-starred as the pianist in the music video for the song “Cool Guys Don’t Look at Explosions,” with Will Ferrell and Andy Samberg. He has won numerous awards and is currently working on an HBO series with Jordan Peele, the director of Get Out.

Andy Cruz is the co-founder and creative nerve center of House Industries, the design company known for their fonts and far-reaching collaborative work with Muji, Hermès, The Eames Office, Jimmy Kimmel, and The New Yorker. Cruz’s interests such as hot-rods, Japanese folk art, and skateboarding fuel projects ranging from fashion and fonts to ceramics and satellites. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The Process is the Inspiration, co-authored with Rich Roat and Ken Barber, considers how to turn curiosity into successful work. JJ Abrams wrote the book’s foreword.

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Nourse Theater
275 Hayes St, San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 563-2463

Terrificon 2017 Welcomes Chazz Palminteri for his 1st Comic Con Appearance

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TERRIFICON welcomes Oscar-nominated actor and writer Chazz Palminteri to the Terrific Comic Con at Mohegan Sun on August 18-20 for his FIRST TIME APPEARANCE AT A COMIC CON

Chazz is an actor, screenwriter, and producer, best known for his Academy Award-nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in Bullets Over Broadway, the 1993 film A Bronx Tale, based on his play of the same name, Special Agent David “Dave” Kujan in The Usual Suspects, Primo Sidone in Analyze This and his recurring role as Shorty in Modern Family. Fans will recognize his voiceover work from Stuart Little, Hoodwinked!, Arthur and the Minimoys, and even Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Chazz will be meeting his fans and be doing a special panel on Sunday afternoon about acting and writing for our attendees.

More than celebrities TERRIFICON is the home for fans of comic books as we bring you over 50 artists and writers from Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Comics, Dynamite Comics and more including Iron Fist and Defenders creator Roy Thomas!

Tickets are on sale NOW Mohegan Sun Box Office, Comic Book Shops in Connecticut like A Timeless Journey, Legends of Superheros, Sarge’s Comics and Games and Omni Comics and Cards CT. You can also order them any time at Ticketmaster! Kids 10 and under get in FREE and there is always plenty of FREE parking! Don’t miss all the exclusive and unique features of this year’s TERRIFICON – three full days of fun for the whole family featuring more than 60 artists and 300 dealers of comic books, costume contests, cosplay, artwork and collectibles, video games, interactive workshops, after parties and so much more. See more information on our website www.terrificon.com

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NYC – Anna Kendrick Signing

Actress ANNA KENDRICK (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) appears  in conversation with Angela Ledgerwood at Barnes & Noble on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM to present and sign the paperback edition her book: Scrappy Little Nobody!

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.” At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to “keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.” In her autobiographical collection of essays Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.

Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with an electric, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).

Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

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