Lake Effect Comic Book Convention (June 2017)

2017 Lake Effect Comic Book Convention

Convention Name
Lake Effect Comic Book Convention
Convention Website Address
http://comicsandfriends.org/lakeeffectcomiccon/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/04/2017
About This Convention
The Con is on! (again) A true comic book convention – this is our 8th annual! Without a doubt the most vintage comic books in one spot in northeast Ohio. Not only that, but guests galore. Check our website for details.
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn East/Mentor
Reynolds Road Sate Rout 306
Mentor, Ohio 44060
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
2,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Bystander Group / Chris Lambert, Craig Boldman, Craig Tucker, CN Joy: Novels for comic book fans, Dan Gorman, Dave Nestler, David Kemp, Frank James Bailey, Jason Bascom, Mike Gustovich, Penny Baker, Ted Sikora, Tom Batiuk, and more to be announced.

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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Premiered at Anime Boston 2017

This past weekend saw Anime Boston, the northeast’s largest convention dedicated to anime, manga, and Japanese culture, held at the Hynes Convention Center. Several thousand otaku, the majority of which in cosplay, braved the cold and snow to mingle with their fellow fans. On Friday, a band named The Beach Episode, greeted con-goers with renditions of popular anime, video game, and cartoon theme songs such as The Legend of Zelda.

One of the highlights of this year’s show was the grand premiere of the English dub of the eagerly anticipated movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale. Following the events of the popular television series, SAO: Ordinal Scale finds protagonists Kirito, Asuna, and their friends once again playing a video game, but this time instead of immersing themselves in a digital realm a new technology allows for enhanced reality where players engage in combat in the real world against virtual foes. Naturally, a sinister plot threatens them once again.

Special guest Cherami Leigh was on hand for a Q&A session in which she discussed her ten years of working in the voice acting industry. When asked about her experience making this movie and reprising the role of Asuna, Ms. Leigh said, “She goes through a lot of changes in the movie and her relationship with Kirito grows. You kind of see how much of a positive effect being in SAO series affected her.”

She went on to say that it spoke to real life issues in that many fans of games and animation are misunderstood by others in their lives who do understand their passion. “I think that something for people, specifically parents, who don’t think that games or anime can positively affect someone. There are things you learn about yourself, gain confidence levels, and things you didn’t know you had in when you’re playing once you step outside of yourself and realize, “I can do this.” A lot of the characters in the series realize this in the movie. So I hope that it opens people’s eyes that aren’t as accepting of anime or games.”

Cherami Leigh: voice of Asuna in Sword Art Online

In discussing the themes of technology taking over one’s life Ms. Leigh said, “But at the same time there’s that cautionary tale that’s been very prevalent with SAO of being careful with what technology is now able to do, like getting trapped in this virtual world or what it might do to our brains and the crazy things that happen. It’s definitely scary but it’s really cool and I was excited to work on it.”

She also mentioned that the recording sessions gave her a rare opportunity to collaborate with the Japanese creators, “I watched it subbed and met the creative team from Japan and they were able to guide me in some of my recording sessions which is very rare to have the director, Tomohiko Ito, present. He told me about the process of recording in Japan and there were a couple of moments he said he wanted to be sure were exactly right for this version. It was great to have our English writer/director, Alex von David, and the Japanese creative team working together.”

Fellow voice actor Patrick Seitz, who plays Agil in SAO, was also a guest of Anime Boston 2017. He said following the screening, “The SAO fans were really hyped for this movie. It’s great to see that reaction and that the fanbase is still so strong after all these years. I liked that the movie was an original story continued the series and not a rehash of previous episodes.”

Ms. Leigh was quick to point out that one does not have to any prior knowledge to enjoy the movie. “They did a really great job with the movie because you don’t have to have seen the entire series in order to watch (it). “You can pick up with the movie and they’ll do some exposition to catch you up on what you might have missed. My husband hadn’t seen much of the series when he watched the movie (in its original Japanese) and it didn’t affect his awareness or catching up with the story at all.”

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale hits theaters on April 22, 2017. For further information, please go to their website: sao-movie.net/us

 

 

MA – An Evening w/ Tony DiTerlizzi

Press Release:

This is an event you will definitely not want to miss! New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi will visit An Unlikely Story on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM to discuss with Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) being an imaginative kid and how that turned into his becoming an imaginative adult. Tony and Jeff will talk about their books and their creative process followed by a Q & A and book signing.

Any available tickets for this event will be available on Tuesday, April 11th at 6pm

ABOUT TONY:
Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.

An Unlikely Story
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

TX – Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia Signing

ADAM BRAY and TRICIA BARR sign Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia at BookPeople on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00 PM.

ABOUT STAR WARS THE VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA
The saga in more than 3000 characters, vehicles, droids and objects.

With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

This beautiful visual tour of the Star Wars universe includes gallery upon gallery of stunning images and fascinating facts. The object-themed spreads focus down onto hundreds of topics, from Star Wars fashion and food, to vehicles and creatures. Explore a range of droids, from medical to spy droid, or discover the different snacks you can eat in the Star Wars universe.

A virtual museum in a book, DK’s Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect pictorial companion to that galaxy far, far away….

ABOUT ADAM BRAY
Adam Bray is the author of DK’s Star Wars™ Rebels: The Visual Guide (seasons one and two), and a co-author for Ultimate Star Wars™, Star Wars™: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, and LEGO® Star Wars™: Chronicles of the Force. Adam is a contributor to the official blog at StarWars.com, and a guest commentator on many popular Star Wars fan podcasts.

ABOUT TRICIA BARR
Tricia Barr is a prominent blogger and podcaster who has been sharing her passion for Star Wars since cosplaying Princess Leia in 1977. She regularly contributes feature articles for Star Wars Insider and authored the award-winning space opera novel Wynde.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

 

Planet Comicon Kansas City Welcomes the Incomparable Chris Claremont

Press Release:

Planet Comicon is honored to announce Chris Claremont as the latest celebrity creator set to join us on April 28 – April 30, 2017. Claremont is one of the most influential writers of superhero comics, renowned for his 17-year run on Uncanny X-Men. During that period, the X-Men became one of the most popular comic book franchises in history.
Claremont is credited with the creation of legendary characters like Legion, The New Mutants, Rogue, Gambit, Sabretooth, Kitty Pryde and the White Queen amongst many others. It is a conservative estimate that Claremont has sold in excess of 750,000,000 comics worldwide.

Other featured creators include Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Dan Didio (DC Comics Publisher), Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Joseph Michael Linsner (Harley Quinn), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD), Neal Adams (Batman), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Frank Brunner (Doctor Strange), Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men) and many, many more!

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For more information about the 2017 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

Hayden Christensen Joins Star Wars Celebration Orlando

Press Release:

Star Wars turns 40 this year, and Lucasfilm is celebrating with an event that will be long remembered.

On Thursday, April 13, Star Wars Celebration Orlando will feature “40 Years of Star Wars,” a special panel gathering Star Wars creators and stars from across the saga’s history. Although many galactic-sized surprises are still being saved for the event, Lucasfilm is excited to announce some new panelists that are among the biggest names in Star Wars.

Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker), star of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, returns to Celebration for the first time since 2002. Christensen will also meet fans and sign autographs at the show.

He joins an impressive list of Star Wars greats at the panel, including: Kathleen Kennedy (Lucasfilm president), Dave Filoni (executive producer, Star Wars Rebels), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Ian McDiarmid (the Emperor/Darth Sidious), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian).

Never before have this many involved in bringing Star Wars to life — from the original trilogy to the prequels to the current Star Wars Rebels animated series — joined together in one place to discuss a galaxy far, far away. Plenty of surprises are in store so fans will not want to miss this very important kick-off to Celebration. Wristband details can be found on the official Celebration site.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando will take place April 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center. Visit StarWarsCelebration.com for tickets and more info!

CA – Star vs. the Forces of Evil Art Show

Press Release:

In collaboration with Cyclops Print Works, Oh My Disney! and Disney Television Animation, Gallery Nucleus is excited to host a tribute exhibition on Saturday, April 8th for the hit Disney TV series Star vs. the Forces of Evil with a full artist roster curated by creator Daron Nefcy!

OPENING RECEPTION SCHEDULE

  • Depending on the line, wristsbands for signing will be handed out no later than NOON — limited to first 150 people in line. 

    •  Please NO camping out overnight. You can start lining up as early as 5am on the morning of.  Security will be on-site.
    •  Please NO holding spaces for friends/family.
  • 2:00-5:00PM: Buying window for first 150 people w/ wristbands to purchase their items to be signed.
    • Only exhibition related prints/merchandise available for sale. No original artwork will be available until the evening.
  • 6:00-7:00PM: VIP Hour
  • 7:00-10:00PM: Gallery doors open to public
    • Signing for 150 wristbanded attendees (Limited to 2 signed items per person)

*As a special Disney event, an early collector’s preview will not be available. However, the collection will be online on our website as early as Sunday 4/9 at 12:00AM.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Brand new tribute artwork celebrating Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Participating artists curated by series creator Daron Nefcy
  • Daron Nefcy in attendance & signing for the first 150 attendees w/ wristbands
  • Cosplay highly encouraged.
  • Screen printed limited-edition collectible fanbill freebies by Star vs. the Forces of Evil designer Maryam Sefati
    • while supplies last!
  • New Gallery Nucleus exclusive Star vs. the Forces of Evil print releases
  • Production art on display
  • Free themed refreshments

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Alex Duckworth
Alina Chau
Alison Donato
Amelia Lorenz
Ann Shen
Ariel Vracin-Harrell
Brigette Barrager
Becky Dreistadt
Carrie Liao
Casey Crowe
Cassie Zwart
Charlotte Jackson
Cheyenne Curtis
Daron Nefcy
Devin Taylor
Dominic Bisignano
Drake Brodahl
Eric Gonzalez
Evon Freeman
Gina Gress
Israel Sanchez
Jorge Gutierrez
Kari Casady
Kassandra Heller
Kayla Jones
Kristen Gish
Lorraine Grate
Lynn Wang
Madeleine Flores
Maryam Sefati
Matthias Bauer
Matt Doering
Michelle Park
Molly Ostertag
Nancy Lorenz
Neysa Bové
Nicolette Wood
Peter Emmerich
Philip Vose
Rachelle Reyes
Sabrina Cotugno
Sarah Oleksyk
Stephanie Ramirez
Sun Jae Lee
Zach Marcus

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

SK – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at Casino Regina on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

The hilarious duo of Jay & Silent Bob are finally back together. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and accumulated fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks 2. And now you can see them live in your hometown recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, and always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on www.smodcast.com.

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories. Get your tickets now before it’s too late! Jay & Silent Bob are dying, watch it as it happens!

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Casino Regina
1880 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK S4P 0B2
(800) 555-3189

Celebrity Guests Team Up at Planet Comicon 2017

Press Release:

Not only do we try to bring you some of the most interesting and influential celebrity guests to Planet Comicon Kansas City every year, we always seek to bring you the stories behind your favorite comic, sci-fi and fantasy franchises. That’s why we always try to team up our celebrity guests whenever possible and 2017 has some of our most amazing groupings yet! Check out these amazing assemblies of television talent…

  • Doctor Who: Billie Piper, John Barrowman, Catherine Tate
  • Arrow: Stephen Amell and John Barrowman
  • Lost Girl: Anna Silk, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Zoie Palmer
  • RWBY: Arryn Zech, Kara Eberle, Elizabeth Maxwell, Jessica Nigri
  • DC TV: Michael Rowe, Teddy Sears, Maggie Geha
  • Reign: Adelaide Kane and Rachel Skarsten
Not only will you have the chance to hear many of these celebrities dish on behind-the-scenes details on some of your favorite shows via numerous panel discussions throughout the weekend (schedule coming soon!), you can also schedule your personal Team-Up photo opp via Epic Photo Ops! Details and tickets available at the link…

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For more information about the 2017 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

Tampa Bay Comic Con goes Underworld!

Kate Beckinsale will be a guest at the July 28-30, Tampa Bay Comic Con!

Kate is best known for her leading role as Selene in the Underworld film series. Appearing Saturday only.

To pre-order tickets for the July 28-30, Tampa Bay Comic Con, please visit: www.tampabaycomiccon.com.

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