Convention Scene » Science Fiction and Fantasy http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:43:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Copyright © Convention Scene 2011 brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) brian@conventionscene.com (Convention Scene) http://www.conventionscene.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/images/powered_by_podpress.jpg Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com 144 144 Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Convention Scene Convention Scene brian@conventionscene.com no no Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Actors Appear at Anime Boston 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/23/mobile-suit-gundam-unicorn-actors-appear-anime-boston-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/23/mobile-suit-gundam-unicorn-actors-appear-anime-boston-2015/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:41:30 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61803 animeboston2015Press Release:

Voice actors Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Koki Uchiyama have been announced as Anime Boston 2015 as Guests of Honor.

Born in 1960 at Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Kazuhiro Furuhashi began his career as an animator on Ranma ½, before moving onto production. His directorial debut was in 1990 with the Ranma ½ Hot Song Contest OVA.  Since then he has directed numerous works, including Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

His most notable directorial work includes the entire run of the popular Rurouni Kenshin, Hunter x Hunter, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Real Drive and Amatsuki.

Koki Uchiyama is a Japanese voice actor whose voice can be recognized in many popular anime characters today, including Banagher Links from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

His voice can also be heard in the Kingdom Hearts Series as Roxas and Ventus, Soul Eater Evans in Soul Eater, Makoto “Smile” Tsukimoto in Ping Pong: The Animation, Kaito Tenj? in Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal and Kei Tsukishima in Haikyu!! among many others.

About Anime Boston:
With nearly 25,500 attendees in 2013, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2015 is scheduled for Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

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WA – Deadpool Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/23/wa-deadpool-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/23/wa-deadpool-signing/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:38:33 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61798 deadpoolmarvel

Actor/comedian Brian Posehn appears at I Like Comics for a signing on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm! Mr. Posehn is known in the comics world for writing both The Last Christmas from Image and Deadpool (3rd series) from Marvel. He has also appeared as a recurring character on New Girl, The Sarah Silverman Program, Just Shoot Me, and Mission Hill. In addition to countless other TV appearances, he is a highly sought after stand-up comedian and voice actor.

This event is FREE however, if you’d like a chance to catch one of his amazing stand-up acts from at Helium from Feb 5th – Feb 7th, click the link for tickets.

RSVP on Facebook!

I Like Comics
2101 E 4th Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98661
(360) 852-8890

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Bob’s Burgers LIVE on Tour http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/22/bobs-burgers-live-tour/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/22/bobs-burgers-live-tour/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:45:38 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61778 bobsburger_live

Press Release:

Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.

By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!

Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.

VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!

*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.

The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA

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Dark Horse Announces Wizard World Portland 2015 Schedule http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/22/dark-horse-announces-wizard-world-portland-2015-schedule/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/22/dark-horse-announces-wizard-world-portland-2015-schedule/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:42:39 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61776 Press Release:

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES WIZARD WORLD PORTLAND 2015 SCHEDULE!

WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON 2015
DARK HORSE COMICS * BOOTH 109

Join Dark Horse Comics at Wizard World Comic Con! We’ll be at the booth handing out giveaways and offering free signings with comics creators! Come check out our comics, books, and products for sale!

Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from our friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Certain restrictions may apply. All events are subject to change.

SIGNINGS

Below are featured comics and the writers and artists who will be signing them. Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing while supplies last. Comics will also be available for sale (availability pending).

Buffy 11FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. MASS EFFECT Jeremy Barlow

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. LADY KILLER Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich

3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. MISFITS OF AVALON Kel McDonald

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Jeremy Vanhoozer (franchise creative director at PopCap Games), Paul Tobin, Ron Chan

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. BANDETTE, COLDER, PROMETHEUS, THE WITCHER Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover (Bandette)

PANELS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

Getting Respect: Comics Go to College with Dark Horse’s Diana Schutz, Too Much Coffee Man’s Shannon Wheeler, PSU’s Susan Kirtley, and PSU’s Jon Holt

Room: C120
Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Comics and graphic novels have come into their own as subjects worthy of—indeed, demanding—attention from academia. Historians and cultural theorists teach courses, hold conferences, and publish books on various aspects of sequential art, and colleges and universities teach courses in comics as literature and social history as well as how to make them. Here to give an overview of various ideas about and approaches to comics studies are a cross section of comics scholars and teachers, including Diana Schutz (longtime Dark Horse executive editor and instructor at Portland Community College), Shannon Wheeler (creator of Too Much Coffee Man and instructor at Portland State College of the Arts), Susan Kirtley (director of rhetoric and composition at Portland State University; author of Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass), and Jon Holt (assistant professor of Japanese literature and manga at Portland State University). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch, Disguised as Clark Kent).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

Buffy Birthday Party!

Room: C120
Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Dark Horse Comics is hosting a party celebrating Buffy Summers’s birthday (just a bit belatedly—her birthday is January 19)! At this special panel, there will be Buffy trivia, Buffy “Hush” Pictionary, and more—fun times with PRIZES! Plus, find out what it’s like to continue the Whedonverse in comics with Dark Horse editor Sierra Hahn, writer Christos Gage, and artist Rebekah Isaacs! Happy birthday, Buffy!

Dark Horse Manga: An Afternoon with Carl Horn
Room: C123
Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Oh My Goddess!, Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, and many more! Today the publisher continues to print some of the industry’s best-selling titles, including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Unofficial Hatsune Mix (as seen on David Letterman), and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join Dark Horse’s resident manga guru and editor extraordinaire, Carl Horn, for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

Dark Horse Builds Characters
Room: C120
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Dark Horse Comics kicks off 2015 at Wizard World, right here in Portland! Join Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson, editor in chief Scott Allie, publicist Aub Driver, and special guests for a sneak peek at some of the year’s most newsworthy comics and programs, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Archie vs. Predator, The Strain, and more!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

Plants vs. Zombies!
Room: C120
Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Ready your PEASHOOTERS! Dark Horse Comics brought you the official Plants vs. Zombies comic series as well as The Art of Plants vs. Zombies, released in a partnership with PopCap Games, creators of the smash-hit video game. Now meet some of the people behind these hilarious, all-ages, action-filled zombie romps—Jeremy Vanhoozer, creative director of Plants vs. Zombies at PopCap; Paul Tobin, PVZ writer; PVZ artist Ron Chan; and Dark Horse PVZ editor Philip Simon!

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Frank Quitely Added to Florida SuperCon 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/21/frank-quitely-added-florida-supercon/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/21/frank-quitely-added-florida-supercon/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:28:02 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61754 Frank Quitely SuperCon

FRANK QUITELY, artist of All-Star Superman, Batman and Robin, Jupiter’s Legacy, New X-Men, We3, JLA: Earth 2, Flex Mentallo, and The Authority is the latest superstar announced as a guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON at The Miami Beach Convention Center, June 25-28, 2015.www.floridasupercon.com. Frank Quitely will be appearing at Florida Supercon on Saturday and Sunday.

The LARGEST Comic Con in South Florida is Florida Supercon! South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention is JUNE 25-28, 2015 at THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER! It’s 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

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CA – Agent Mulder Signs http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/21/ca-agent-mulder-signs/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/21/ca-agent-mulder-signs/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:57:18 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61749 ddhc

David Duchovny (X-Files, Californication) appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm to discuss and sign his fascinating work of fiction HOLY COW. (NOTE: This event is wristbanded.)

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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George Takei Added to Star Trek Reunion at the April 2015 Great Philadelphia Comic Con http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/21/george-takei-added-star-trek-reunion-april-2015-great-philadelphia-comic-con/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/21/george-takei-added-star-trek-reunion-april-2015-great-philadelphia-comic-con/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:36:24 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61739 George Takei GPCC

Press Release:

Delaware Valley, PA –

GEORGE TAKEI BEAMS IN TO THE GREAT PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON: STAR TREK REUNION PLANNED FOR APRIL 3-5th SHOW!

George Takei, known internationally to fans as Star Trek helmsman Hikaru Sulu and as a Pop Cultural Icon; joins his fellow former crewmembers Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig in making a rare group appearance in the Philadelphia area at the inaugural Great Philadelphia Comic Con.

George Takei is a social media sovereign and civil rights advocate on his first trip to the Philadelphia area in years. Best known as Hikaru Sulu from the original Star Trek television series and later movies of the same franchise has more than 8 million Facebook followers and growing. He is not only the voice of the Howard Stern show, but also an equality rights movement leader as he continues to fight for equal rights for all in America.

Nichelle Nichols, a real-life space advocate. Known to fans as Lt. Uhura in the original Star Trek series, has lead an extraordinary life. As Uhura, Nichelle became a role model for African-American women and helped pave the way towards breaking down racial barriers. So important was this role, that no less a person than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr himself encouraged her to stay on the show when she considered leaving for a career on the stage.

Walter Koenig, is known as Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek series and later Alfred Bester on the series Babylon 5. Rumor has it that his resemblance to musician Davy Jones (of Monkees fame) guaranteed him the role with Star Trek producers hoping his good looks would appeal to younger audience and attract more viewers.

Other special events occurring at the show include the largest Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger actor reunion in the Northeastern United States. Popular comic book artists such as the Legendary Jim Steranko, Mark Morales, JK Woodward, Mark McKenna and Ande Parks to name a few will also be in attendance. In addition, multiple actors from popular shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Arrow, The Walking Dead, Agents of Shield, and more to be announced!

Making a fun debut will be an exclusive trading card set, to be collected during the show. The cards will be available at various tables throughout the showroom, highlighting guests appearing at the show from Artists to Celebrities, and fans will be encouraged to collect the set throughout the weekend.  As always we encourage families to bring their children, who have free admission (12 and under) and all participants in the Children’s Cosplay event are guaranteed a prize!

Details on the Show – April 3-5th, 2015: Location:

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

100 Station Ave. Oaks PA

Hours:

Friday 4PM -9PM Saturday 10AM-7PM Sunday 10AM – 5PM

Admission Cost:

3-Day Weekend Passes are: $40.00 before February 9, 2015. February 9, 2015 passes will be $49.95 online and

$55 at the door.

VIP and Special Access Passes are available, as well as single day admissions, please visit our website for cost and details.

FREE for children 10 years-old and under accompanied with an adult; 20% discount to all who arrive in costume! There will also be costume contests for all ages, with judges to be announced soon!

For additional information (or for interview requests, sample images, etc), contact Showrunner Christopher Wertz or visit  http://www.philadelphiacomiccon.com/.

About The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! – The Largest Independent Pop-Culture Comic Convention in North-East Pennsylvania comes to the Philadelphia Area!  Great Conventions LLC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. Founded in 2010 with The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) we are pleased to bring our unique brand of show to fans. Our show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in

part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and events where they can come express themselves – be they fans of Comics, Movies, TV, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay or more.

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New England Super Megafest Comic Con (November 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/20/new-england-super-megafest-comic-con-november-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/20/new-england-super-megafest-comic-con-november-2015/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:13:09 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61690 Event Details:

Super Megafest

Convention Name
New England Super Megafest Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://supermegafest.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/21/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/22/2015
About This Convention
New England Super Megafest Comic Con Fall edition is New England’s Super Fun Multimedia Fanfest Comic Con Party! We feature incredible celebrity guest signings and photo ops. We feature scheduled Q & A Sessions throughout the weekend along with Cosplay, Music and Party events throughout the weekend! Spend the day with all your favorite celebrities from Comics, TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll. The Super Megafest also features an incredible exhibitor room with one of the best selections of comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find!
Venue Name and Address
Sheraton Framingham
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
5000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
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NYC – Agent Mulder Signs http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/19/nyc-agent-mulder-signs/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/19/nyc-agent-mulder-signs/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:05:14 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61717 holycowDavid-Duchovny

David Duchovny (Californication, X-Files) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Holy Cow on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

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

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AB – Captain Underpants Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/19/ab-captain-underpants-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/01/19/ab-captain-underpants-signing/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:53:57 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=61715 captuBestselling author Dav Pilkey appears at Chapters on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at noon to sign his latest book in the Captain Underpants series!

Event Guidelines:
Space is limited. First-come, first-served.
No audio or video recording.
No flash photography.
Book signing only. No paraphernalia or memorabilia.
He will autograph up to THREE (3) books. Books will not be personalized.
Customers must purchase ONE (1) book at Chapters Southpoint on the day of the event to participate.

Chapters South Point
3227 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 5X8
(780) 431-9694

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