CGC to Offer Onsite Grading at Nickel City Con 2017

February 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York

Press Release:

CCG Nickel CityDave & Adam’s and Nickel City Con are excited to announce that Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) will be offering onsite grading at Nickel City Con! This announcement provides fans with the opportunity to have their comics professionally graded and encapsulated by the industry’s leading grading service during the show. Nickel City Con, featuring William Shatner, takes place May 19-21 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

“We are thrilled that CGC has chosen to exhibit and grade on-site at Nickel City Con. CGC only grades on-site at a handful of shows each year, and for them to choose to do so at Nickel City Con is both an honor and a testament to how our show is quickly establishing itself as a must attend on the con circuit,” said Adam Martin, Dave & Adam’s CEO.

 

About Certified Guaranty Company:

Founded in 1999, Certified Guaranty Company is the first independent, impartial expert third-party grading service for comic books, magazines, lobby cards and photographs. CGC offers expert condition analysis, including thorough restoration detection, before grading and encapsulating collectibles in state-of-the-art, archival-safe holders. CGC does not buy or sell collectibles — it is committed to providing an independent opinion that collectors and dealers can always trust, so they can buy and sell with confidence.

About Nickel City Con:

Nickel City Con is Buffalo’s largest pop culture and entertainment event, combining the worlds of comic books, movies, television, graphic novels, toys, cosplay and video games. It’s a family oriented 3 day event that brings the best in the world of entertainment to Buffalo and Western NY.  Through Panels, Photo & Autograph sessions NCC gives fans the ability to interact with their favorite characters and creators. But most of all it’s just plain fun!

About Dave & Adam’s:

Dave and Adam’s was founded in 1991 when two friends opened a small collectibles store in Buffalo, NY. Twenty-five years later, Dave and Adam’s is generally regarded as the largest online seller of trading cards in the world. Headquartered in Tonawanda, NY, the Dave and Adam’s Team now includes over 80 employees and operates two retail stores, one of which is a 42,000 square foot superstore!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando Kicks Off with Epic Tribute to Saga’s 40th Anniversary

Press Release:

A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion.

The panel, hosted by Warwick Davis, will feature Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars, highlighting the impact of the galaxy far, far, away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades. As is tradition, this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises. Fans will definitely want to mark their calendars for Thursday, April 13th and make the Star Wars 40th anniversary panel a priority for their Celebration weekend!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando will take place April 13 – 16 at the Orange County Convention Center. RSVP on Facebook!

NYC – Amazing Spider-Man #25 Signing

Writer DAN SLOTT (Silver Surfer, Superior Spider-Man) signs on Wednesday March 15th at 6:00 PM! Come celebrate the release of Amazing Spider-Man #25 at Forbidden Planet NYC.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NYC – Green Arrow Rebirth Signing

Writer Benjamin Percy will visit Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday March 2nd at 4:00 PM to sign Green Arrow Vol. 1 TP, Teen Titans #5 and Green Arrow #17 – he also has James Bond #1 coming out that week! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Getting a copy of Green Arrow Vol. 1 TP, Green Arrow #17 or Teen Titans #5 signed is mandatory. You may get up to three items signed in total.

Green Arrow Vol. 1 TP:
Green Arrow’s life will be forever changed as he is betrayed by those closest to him! A budding relationship with Black Canary forces Ollie to confront the fact that he can’t fight ‘the man’ if he is ‘the man.’ And one by one, his friends desert him, and all the money in the world won’t bring them back when he needs them most. Collects GREEN ARROW: REBIRTH #1 and GREEN ARROW #1-5.

Teen Titans #5:
‘DAMIAN KNOWS BEST’ finale! The final showdown between the Teen Titans and the Demon’s Fist is here! Will the Teen Titans rally behind their little leader? And will Ra’s al Ghul let anyone walk away alive?

Green Arrow #17:
‘EMERALD OUTLAW’ finale! The biggest GREEN ARROW epic since the start of the Rebirth era comes to a shattering conclusion when Oliver, Emiko and Black Canary unite against the deadly assassin terrorizing Seattle’s most prominent citizens. But [REDACTED] won’t go down without a fight – even if it takes all of Seattle with him.

James Bond #1:
Black Box Part One – Whiteout The next epic adventure for 007 kicks off in the snowbound French Alps, where Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of an assassin who targets other assassins. This is the first puzzle piece in a larger adrenaline-fueled mystery that will send Bond across the globe to investigate a digital breach that threatens global security.

RSVP on Facebook!

Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

Fanboy Ponies up!

Fanboy Ponies up!

Fanboy Expo is excited to announce that C. Thomas Howell will be joining us at the Knoxville Convention Center in June. He is best known for his roles as Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders, Robert in Red Dawn, The Hitcher, E.T The Extra Terestrial, Soul Man and many more… Special “Outsiders” photo op packages will be offered with Ralph Macchio for all you Outsiders fans. Get Your Tickets Now!!! www.fanboyexpo.com

Valiant Entertainment Partners with Vans Warped Tour®

February 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Other

Press Release:

The Vans Warped Tour® presented by Journeys® and Valiant Entertainment have announced a new partnership to bring Valiant’s award-winning library of comic book superheroes on the road with America’s longest-running touring music festival for an immersive collaboration spanning the summer 2017 season.

As revealed today at Entertainment Weekly, multiple fan-favorite characters from Valiant’s 2,000-plus-strong library will make Warped Tour history as the centerpieces of the 2017 tour’s “comic book” theme. All summer long, Valiant’s most iconic heroes – including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, Ninjak, and more – will adorn posters, promotional pieces, merchandise, and more at over 40 tour dates across the United States. The 2017 Vans Warped Tour® artwork was designed by acclaimed Valiant comic book artist Kano.

Additionally, Valiant will exhibit at select Vans Warped Tour® dates across the summer with a mobile comic book art installation and appearances by major comics creators – the first time that a major comics publisher has joined the touring roster of America’s longest-standing and most renowned touring music festival in more than a decade.

Valiant’s appearances on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour® will benefit the publisher’s ongoing charitable partners at The Keep A Breast Foundation – a leading nonprofit organization with a mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.

“For 23 years, the Vans Warped Tour has been such a great platform for bands, brands, and creative minds,” said Vans Warped Tour® Founder Kevin Lyman. “It’s always fun to be able to do collaborations, and this partnership with Valiant Entertainment is very special from a creative standpoint.”

“This is a groundbreaking partnership on many levels, and we’re honored and excited to call the Vans Warped Tour our newest partner,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “The Vans Warped Tour is an institution, and comics are the next logical extension of their hugely influential footprint. There’s a huge reciprocity between music and comics, and we were happy to find that there are just as many fans in their camp as there are in ours. We look forward to doing awesome things together in 2017 and beyond.”

Now in its 23rd year, the 41-date tour will commence June 16 in Seattle, WA and end on August 6 in Southern California.

The entire lineup for 2017′s Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, will be released on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Tickets will also go on sale Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00AM local time at vanswarpedtour.com.

As a bonus for early ticket buyers, the first 500 tickets sold for each show will be at the lowest price available and will include a digital download of the Official Vans Warped Tour® 50-song compilation.

Originally founded in 1989, Valiant Entertainment is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium with more than 80 million comics and graphic novels sold and the third largest library of superhero characters in all of entertainment. In 2012, Valiant roared back to the fore with a relaunch that quickly established itself as the biggest debut of a new comic book publisher in more than a decade. The resurgent Valiant was also awarded a coveted Diamond Gem Award for Publisher of the Year after just seven months – marking the fastest time that any new company had been named to one of comics’ highest honors – and has been repeatedly cited as one of the most talked-about and trendsetting forces in comics by preeminent media outlets including The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, The New York Times, People, The Washington Post, and dozens more worldwide. Consistently rated year over year as the most acclaimed comic book publisher in the industry today, Valiant has received hundreds of awards, nominations, and critical accolades, culminating in 2016 with a record setting 50 Harvey Award nominations – the most ever received by a single publisher in the history of one of the comic book industry’s most prestigious awards. Valiant has announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature film franchises, the first of which is slated for release in 2018 from Sony Pictures.

CA – Mirenda Signing

Grim Wilkins, creator of Mirenda and artist of Prophet: Earth War,  Dr. Comics & Mr. Games on Saturday,  March 11, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

Dr. Comics & Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 601-7800

 

The Walking Dead Stars at MegaCon May 25-28

Don’t miss your chance to meet the stars of the global phenomenon The Walking Dead at MegaCon May 25-28!

Norman Reedus and Jeffery Dean Morgan come to visit with fans!

Tickets available online:
www.MegaConOrlando.com/tickets

WA – Mae Vol. 1 Signing

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Phoenix Comics on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to sign the first collection of his Dark Horse series MAE!

About MAE:
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…

Magic Mirror Comics
1402 SE Everett Mall Way, # 210, Everett, WA 98208
(425) 438-9718

FL – An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Actor Cary Elwes appears at the Straz Center on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM for a screening of The Princess Bride followed by a Q&A.

Press Release:

Fans of The Princess Bride join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the iconic film. After a screening of the movie, Elwes engages in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics!

Don’t be a Humperdinck, make haste to see The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes for a night you will always tweasure.

Note: A limited number of VIP packages are available and include the best seats in the house, a Meet and Greet with Cary Elwes and a signed copy of his best-selling book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.

RSVP on Facebook!

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N WC MacInnes Pl, Tampa, Florida 33602

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