MO – Dream It. Do It. A Night with the Ecksteins

2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein and his wife, actress and Her Universe apparel founder, Ashley Eckstein appear at Busch Stadium on Monday, May 21st to celebrate the release of Ashley’s new book and chat about following your dreams!

With the purchase of a special Theme Ticket, fans will receive access to a pre-game Q&A session with Ashley & David Eckstein, a copy of Ashley’s new book, It’s Your Universe, and an autograph from Ashley & David (Ashley will sign the book, and David will sign the book or flat items such as photos or baseball cards). Gate 4 will open for ticket holders at 5:15pm, and the event will begin at 5:30 PM SHARP. Tickets are limited, so get yours today!

Tickets available here…

Busch Stadium
700 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102

OH – It’s Your Universe Signing

Author Ashley Eckstein appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday May 23, 2018 7:00 PM for a book signing.

About IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE:

Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative.

In IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE, Ashley shares her own life lessons, as well as lessons from iconic Disney characters, as a way to inspire girls to create big dreams and work to make them a reality.

Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, voicing the first female Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fangirls.

With prompts for journal entries and quotes from iconic Disney characters, Ashley shows how princesses, Jedi, and superheroes were great role models for choosing her own path.

Barnes & Noble – Easton Town Center
4005 Townsfair Way Columbus, OH 43219
614-476-8480

Jason Momoa cuts down time at MegaCon!

Due to a change in professional commitment, Jason Momoa will now be appearing at MegaCon on Saturday ONLY.

Those who have purchased a Photo Op with Jason Momoa on Sunday will receive an email from Epic Photo Ops detailing their options which include: exchanging their Sunday Photo Op to Saturday, using the Photo Op credit on a different guest, or getting a full refund for the Photo Op.

For more info on MegaCon visit the website!

Tom Holland Swings Into Comicpalooza 2018

Press Release:

We’re super excited to have Tom Holland joining us at Comicpalooza 2018! Don’t miss your chance to meet him by purchasing your Tom Holland Autograph or Photo Op. Limited quantities available so buy now!

Tom Holland might be best known as Spider-Man, but he’s proven his versatility in all genres of film including adventures: The Lost City of Z; musicals: Billy Elliot The Musical; dramas: A Monster Calls. Then, of course, there’s his work as Peter Parker, aka your friendly neighborhood web slinger, in the MCU movies Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Next, catch Tom as Spider-Man in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War – and, at Comicpalooza!

Previously announced guests include: Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox, LeVar Burton, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Michael Emerson, Henry Ian Cusick, Nestor Carbonell, Francois Chau, M.C. Gainey, Patrick Warburton, and more.

For the most up to date information on events, guests, admission prices and schedules, visit www.comicpalooza.com.

Wicomicon Offers A One-Day Pop-Up Celebrating Baltimore’s Nerds & Heroes Alike

Press Release:

The Nerds of Color, Black Heroes Matter, New Release Wednesday, and theblerdgurl, in association with André Robinson of Carbon-Fibre Media and Elijah Kelley of the Be A Boss App, are pleased to announce the opening of WICOMICON 2018, a one-day pop-up convention featuring comics creators, cosplayers, artists, music, and more!

The name “Wicomico” is derived from the Algonquin words meaning “a place where homes are built.” Housed in a historic building at 1100 Wicomico Street in Baltimore, Maryland, WICOMICON 2018 will be a home for fans and artists left homeless due to the unexpected postponement of Universal FanCon.

Featuring some of the most acclaimed names in the comic book, arts, and entertainment industries, WICOMICON 2018 will open its doors starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 28 and run until 7:00 pm. In addition to dozens of exhibitors, this unique pop-up convention will also feature panels, cosplay contests, surprise guests, and a wide variety of food options. Admission at the door will be only $10 for everyone ($5 for FanCon ticket holders) and free for children under 12 years old.

“We knew there were a lot of people in and out of Baltimore hurting when FanCon was postponed, and we wanted to provide some relief,” said Keith Chow, founder of Hard NOC Media and The Nerds of Color. “Fortunately, we were able to come together as a community and find a place to celebrate the things we love in the city we love.”

“If we are to say that we are a community, then we must truly operate as a community. That means picking each other up when we stumble and fall, and elevating each other to the best of our abilities,” said Uraeus, creator of Black Heroes Matter. “We saw a problem that needed solving, and mobilized our collective resources and skills to solve it.”

“WICOMICON is what the geek community needs right now,” said Karama Horne, a.k.a theblerdgurl. “It’s going to allow us to uplift artists, fans, and the city of Baltimore.”

“My organizing partners have risen to the occasion and like Peter Parker: ‘with great power comes great responsibility,’” said Patrick Michael Strange, host of The New Release Wednesday Show. “So, like pop culture and the comics that we are fond of, it is in times of tragedy and adversity that real heroes emerge and people come together. This is that time.”

“I am so pleased to be working with some of the brightest minds in the region on an event that celebrates the best of us when things can look their worst,” said André Robinson, executive producer of Carbon-Fibre Media who also serves as executive director of Innovation Villages: Baltimore. “My partners and I welcome the opportunity to showcase how together we rise when facing adversity.”

Said Be A Boss CEO Elijah Kelley: “You don’t have to be a success to become a success.”

Please visit hardnocmedia.com/popup for more information on how to be a part of WICOMICON on Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 7pm.

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NJ – Funko de Mayo Signing

Writer/director Kevin Smith signs his Funko POP figure at Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash on Saturday May 5th from noon till 3:00 PM. Due to the limited time available he will only be signing the Funko Pop figures for people and no other merchandise or item brought in.

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Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash
35 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 758-0508

FL – It’s Your Universe Signing

Author and voice of Ahsoka Tano Ashley Eckstein and illustrator Ashley Taylor appear at the Disney Springs Marketplace to sign It’s Your Universe on Saturday May 5, 2018 from noon till 2:00 PM!

About IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE:

Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative.

In IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE, Ashley shares her own life lessons, as well as lessons from iconic Disney characters, as a way to inspire girls to create big dreams and work to make them a reality.

Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, voicing the first female Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fangirls.

With prompts for journal entries and quotes from iconic Disney characters, Ashley shows how princesses, Jedi, and superheroes were great role models for choosing her own path.

MA – Friendly Neighborhood Comics Signing

Actor Jerome St John Blake, writer Brian Hall, and artist Emma McGowan appear at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2275

MomoCon 2018 Welcomes Further Guests

MomoCon is happy to welcome voice actors Richard Epcar, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Chloé Hollings, and Doug Cockle on May 24-27, 2018!

Legendary Actor Richard Epcar is one of the hardest working men in show business, having voiced over 500 characters in Games, Animation and Anime. Best known as the voice of Batou in Ghost in the Shell, The Joker in several Batman games including Injustice: Gods Among Us (Fighting Game of the Year!) Raiden in Mortal Kombat, Ansem in Kingdom Hearts, and now Akuma in Street Fighter V!

You may have first seen Bex Taylor-Klaus in her breakout role as a tough street kid named Bullet in season 3 of AMC’s The Killing, CW fans may know her for her role as Sin on Arrow and MTV fans may know her as Audrey on the TV show Scream and of course, animated fans know her best as the voice of Pidge on Dreamwork’s highly acclaimed reboot of Voltron: Legendary Defender! She joins Voltron castmates Kimberly Brooks and Josh Keaton at MomoCon 2018.

Doug Cockle is an actor best known for his performance as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher video game series. Doug has been the voice of Geralt since the series began in 2007 and has won and been nominated for a number of awards for this work, including the prestigious BAFTA in the United Kingdom. Doug has worked extensively in the video games industry and has lent his voice to many, many other games including The Division, Quantum Break, and Horizon Zero Dawn.

Chloé Hollings is a French, British and Australian actress, voice-artist, writer and singer. She was born in Paris, France, but spent her early years running on the sunny beaches of Melbourne, Australia. These two extraordinary yet very different backgrounds have made her who she is: a versatile artist, thirsty for knowledge, who seeks beauty in everything. As an actress she’s mainly worked in the theatre but is better known for her appearance in French TV show Versailles, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets by Luc Besson, and for giving a voice to the well-known Overwatch character: Widowmaker. She is also the author of an anti-diet memoir that was released in France in 2016. She is currently developing two literary projects.

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Have you registered for MomoCon 2018 yet?  Register as soon as possible to get the best rate on your 4-day membership for MomoCon 2018. Register today for a 4-day membership for $60, a $15 savings versus at the door! Also don’t forget to get your hotel room. Rooms are selling out!

About MomoCon   

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.

OR – It’s Your Universe Signing

Author Ashley Eckstein and illustrator Ashley Taylor appear at Barnes & Noble on Friday May 18, 2018 7:00 PM for a book signing.

About IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE:

Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative.

In IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE, Ashley shares her own life lessons, as well as lessons from iconic Disney characters, as a way to inspire girls to create big dreams and work to make them a reality.

Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, voicing the first female Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fangirls.

With prompts for journal entries and quotes from iconic Disney characters, Ashley shows how princesses, Jedi, and superheroes were great role models for choosing her own path.

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

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