SDCC 2014 Digest: 1

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series SDCC Digest 2014

Sting WWE

Sting shows up at the WWE panel, Matthew McConaughey shows up to push Interstellar, and Microsoft releases a trailer for HALO Nightfall.

Steven Yeun, Dave Bautista Headline Celebrity Guests At Inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con

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Press Release:

Steven Yeun, Dave Bautista, Manu Bennett, James Marsters Headline Celebrity Guests At Inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, September 12-14

WWE® Hall of Famer Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat™, Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Tudyk, Eliza Dushku, Michael Madsen, Jon Bernthal, Michael Rooker, Top Comics Creators At Pop Culture Festival At Greater Richmond Convention Center

RICHMOND, Va., July 7, 2014 – Steven Yeun, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal of “The Walking Dead,” Adam West and Burt Ward of “Batman”, Manu Bennett (The Hobbit, “Arrow”), Dave Bautista (a.k.a. WWE® Superstar Batista™, also starring in the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy), WWE® Hall of Famer Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat™ and James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”) are among the celebrities scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, September 12-14 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. It is the 11th of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Yeun will appear on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14; the WWE stars will attend on Saturday only; the others are scheduled for all three days.

Other notables scheduled include Eliza Dushku (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Once Upon a Time,” “Breaking Bad”), Alan Tudyk (“Firefly,” Wreck-It Ralph), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, “24”), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, “Heroes”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “The King of Queens”), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”), Sara Underwood (“Attack of the Show”) and the Boondock Saints duo of Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Flash”), Kevin Eastman (Co-Creator, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”), John Tyler Christopher (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “X-Men”), Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Star Wars”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and Greg Horn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Avengers”).

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Richmond Comic Con show hours are Friday, Sept. 12, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Sept. 14, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Richmond Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-richmond.html.

About Wizard World:

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

Owensboro Collector Con (October 2014)

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Convention Name
Owensboro Collector Con
Convention Website Address
http://collectorcon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/31/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/02/2014
About This Convention
Great Halloween Weekend event at the fabulous Owensboro Ky. Convention Center. Celebrity guests all weekend. Witches and Wizards Costume Ball Friday evening with $1500 in costume prizes! Special all-inclusive VIP packages available. Very reasonable dealer rates and admissions. A joint venture of Stewart Promotions and A Carried Away Production. Visit CollectorCon.com or StewartPromotions.com for more info
Venue Name and Address
Owensboro Convention Center
501 W. 2nd Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 40220
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
8000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Sports
Guests
Honky Tonk Man, Joyce DeWitt, Scott Shaw, Dan Haggerty, Aron Eisenberg, Robert D’Zar, Jim Cornette,

MA – Hardcore Legend Tour

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WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley (a.k.a. Mankind, Cactus Jack, Dude Love) appears at Kowloon to perform his one man show “Tales from Wrestling Past” at 8:30 pm on Friday June 27th and Saturday June 28th.

Kowloon
948 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 484-6002

SF – Heroes & Comics Night

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Stan Lee, Michael Rooker, Humberto Ramos, and Sergio Romo appear at AT&T Park on Saturday June 7th!

Press Release:

The Giants invite you and your family and friends to Heroes and Comics Night! AT&T Park will feel like you’re in your favorite comic book, as various in-game entertainment components taking place throughout the game will be centered around your favorite comic book heroes! Your Special event ticket package includes a ticket to the Saturday game versus the Mets, as well as a collector’s-edition “Courageous Catcherman” bobblehead, specially marked and “Hero Approved Certified” by the genius behind the Marvel empire, Stan Lee! Make sure to arrive early as Stan Lee, the genius behind the Marvel empire, will be on-hand and throwing the Ceremonial First Pitch, as well as participating in various other pre-game components! Whether you are an avid comic book collector or just have an appreciation for the creative arts, we hope that you join us for this sure-to-sell-out event! All fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite comic book characters, and please stay tuned to this website, as more details will be released closer to the date! A portion of proceeds from every Heroes and Comics Day Special Event ticket will benefit local non-profits in the community.

HEROES AND COMICS DAY ITEM REDEMPTION LOCATION: VIEW RESERVE 317 OR 334 UNTIL END OF 5TH INNING

Authentic Stan Lee Hero Approved sticker on every bobblehead!

Saturday, 6/7 vs. NYM 7:05 p.m.
Buy VIP Full Package (Includes 6/7 Game Ticket)

Special Q&A Panel includes:

Stan Lee
Sergio Romo
Michael Rooker of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Walking Dead”
Humberto Ramos, artist of Amazing Spider-Man

The Giants are proud to welcome back Stan Lee, the genius behind the Marvel empire, for a special pre-game VIP experience in the Triples Alley Premium Space at AT&T Park! Lee will be on-hand at this exclusive VIP pre-game party and sharing his knowledge and stories from his renowned career in the comic industry! Each VIP-ticket holder will receive admission to the Triples Alley Premium Location 4:35-6:35pm, complimentary food and beverage (including beer and wine), a collector’s-edition “Courageous Catcherman” bobblehead, specially marked and “Hero Approved Certified” by the genius behind the Marvel empire, Stan Lee, a limited-edition Stan Lee vinyl figurine, only available to ticketholders of this VIP offer, and a custom print from Amazing-Spiderman artist, Humberto Ramos! There will be a special Q&A panel, featuring (all scheduled to appear): Stan Lee, Giants pitcher Sergio Romo, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Walking Dead” star Michael Rooker, and Amazing Spider-Man artist, Humberto Ramos. Unlike any other ballpark setting, this on-field space is the perfect place to enjoy all of the pre-game excitement at the ballpark. Triples Alley, the Giants newest premium location, has it all, including on-field access from which to watch batting practice, early access to the ballpark, and at the conclusion of the pre-game event, a walk along the warning track on the field to get to your seats for the game.

AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

GA – The Martial Arts of Avatar: The Last Airbender

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Sifu Kisu leads a martial arts workshop at UMAS Karate Studios on Saturday May 31st from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM! Open to all ages and levels! $20 per person (cash only-paid at door) Sign up to reserve your space today!

Sifu Kisu is the fighting instructor and consultant for the Avatar franchise. He is known for his extensive knowledge and abilities with various styles of martial arts. Sifu Kisu related the four bending arts to actual styles of fighting in real life, in order to give bending in the series authenticity. His extensive work with the series is highlighted in the behind-the-scenes featurettes Creating the Legend and The Essence of Bending.

UMAS Karate Studios
3168 Salem Road Conyers, GA 30013
Phone: (770) 385-8106

Hero Initiative Breezes into C2E2 2014 with Brian Azzarello, Israel Idonije…

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative breezes into the Windy city of Chicago for C2E2 With special Guest Brian Azzarello

Los Angeles (April 10, 2014) - Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, breezes into the windy of Chicago to attend the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at McCormick Place April 25-27. Joining us is the well-known writer of 100 Bullets and Wonder Woman, Brian Azzarello! Hero’s booth, #836, will be the ONLY place Azzarello is doing signings. Brian will be at the Hero booth:

Friday, April 25, 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 27, 12:30 p.m-1:30 p.m. and again 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., make sure you head to the Sharp Comics booth, #1317. Artist Bob Layton will be signing Gold Key/Dynamite Comics variant covers for Hero at the booth!

And you can celebrate the return of defensive end Israel Idonije to the Chicago Bears with signed Protectors prints for $25! The prints are signed by Idonije, plus Ron Marz and Bart Sears, the writer and artist of Protectors from Athleta Comics.

While at the booth, check out Hero’s AMAZING $1 specials—you can get the Marvel Apes #1 Hero Initiative variant or the 152-page ACTOR Comics Presents for just $1 each! Supplies are limited, and one of each per customer, please!

And check out the many Hero Initiative ambassadors throughout the floor who will be raising money for Hero at their own booths: Mark Bagley, Hillary Barta, Chris Burnham, Amanda Conner, Jenny Frison, Chris Giarrusso, Bryan JL Glass, Gene Ha, Phil Hester, Dan Jurgens, Scott Kolins, Paul Mounts, Mike Norton, Greg Pak, Ande Parks, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mike Perkins, Brian Pulido, Gordon Purcell, Chris Samnee, Alex Saviuk, Tim Seeley, Nicola Scott, Billy Tucci, Skottie Young, and Chrissie Zullo!

See you THERE!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

 

Ultracon Of South Florida (July 2014)

Convention Name
Ultracon Of South Florida
Convention Website Address
http://www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/19/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/20/2014
About This Convention
ULTRA CON Of SOUTH FLORIDA

The Original Is Back. Fort Lauderdale’s own, Cosplay, Anime Collectibles, Manga Toys, Comic Books, Sports Cards, Star Wars and Transformers. Convention

July 19th & 20th 2014

Visit Our ULTRACON of SOUTH FLORIDA Website for Guest and Vendor
Information & Also Ticket Sales Please Visit…

www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Email: irving@ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Featuring a Magic the Gathering Tournament-July 19th & 20th 2014.

Group Panels, Gaming Tournaments, Card Gaming Tournaments & much
More.

ULTRACON will feature a Comic Book Corner For Local Comic Book Dealers & Artist Displaying & Selling Their Comic Books & Art Work….

ULTRACON OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Broward Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

10:00 AM Until 10:00 Pm Saturday.
10:00 Am Until 7:00 PM Sunday.

Adults at the Door $25, Kids 5 Age & Older $10 & Under the Age of 5 Years of Age Free.

PURCHASE THE ONLINE ADVANCE TWO DAY PACKAGE FOR ONLY $40

Cosplay Contest, Saturday Grand Prize Play Station 4
Cosplay Contest, Sunday Grand Prize $300
We will also have the kids division group division & much more Prizes.

ULTRACON welcomes the following Celebrities and Artists:

1) Marvel Artist Mark Sparacio

Known for his painted artwork on such titles as Green Lantern, Heroes
For Hire, Jonah Hex, Domino Lady, Return of the Original, Captain Action
Comics, Charmed, Fallen Angel, Flare, Flare Adventures, Billy Tucci’s A
Child Is Born, Grimm Fairy Tales, Hero by Night, Liberty Comics, Liberty
Gir, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, Shi: Ju-Nen, Shi: The Illustrated
Warrior, Stingers, The Phantom / Captain Action, Shi, Comics Buyer’s
Guide, Alter Ego, The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (2007 and
2008), Comics Values Annual (2007 and 2008), Elsinore, the six issue Sgt.
Rock mini-series and his own creation his latest project is his
Creator-Owned Comic Book/Graphic Novel Series OMEGA PARADOX !

2) Marvel & DC Artist Jose Delbo

Super artist at DC & Marvel Comics for – Wonder Woman, Transformers, Super Girl, Captain Planet, Conan, Secret Wars, The Defenders, X -Factor And Much More..

3) The Garcia Brothers

Meet Eric and Derek Garcia from the hit series Faceoff From SYFY Network.
EXCLUSIVELY for all ULTRACON Horror Fans In South Florida.

4) Giggles, Boss & Thug

These creepy clowns will be back to take pictures and sign posters for all of our Horror Fans In South Florida. Their presence will be felt At ULTRACON.

5) Mike “The Wolverine” Rio

South Florida UFC Fighter, Mike The Wolverine Rio will be signing autographs and
taking pictures with his fans at ULTRACON…

6) Marcus Brimage

Homegrown Florida UFC Fighter, Marcus Brimage will make his presence
Felt At ULTRACON by Autographing & Taking Pictures With His Fans. Feel the Power of this awesome fighting force!

7) The Walking Dead Sketch Artist Steve Lydic

Steve Lydic will be at ULTRACON signing prints and “Talking Dead” with fans.

8) Silverback Comics

Home to such titles The Dark Rider & IV Four, ULTRACON Welcomes Silverback Comics.

9) Freya Folkvangr

ULTRACON welcomes professional Cosplay artist Freya Folkvangr. Well known for Power Girl, Mermaid, Viking Princess, Lady Punisher& Lady Barbarian, Take a picture or get a autograph print from South Florida Cosplay Goddess Freya Folkvangr.

10) Meanballz

Meanballz will be at ULTRACON Of South Florida with their Gaming
designers’ team to meet and greet ULTRACON’s GAMING COMMUNITY!

11) Author Kerry Cepero

Author Of Titles WARHEAD & MELTDOWN Kerry Cepero will be on hand signing books and taking pictures with fans. Be there on Saturday as Kerry releases two new books exclusively for ULTRACON!
Be the first to buy the next book in the WARHEAD: Agent of Destruction series “RADIOACTIVE” and be the first to own his new book BLACK. Only at ULTRACON!

12) The Pow Wow Radio Show & PSN Radio
They will have a live broadcast Saturday & Sunday
with live interviews of our Guests, Vendors & Fans….

13) Bronies Of South Florida

Bronies Of South Florida Will Have Group Panel & Trivia To Their Fans.

We Will Announce More Guest & Celebrities As We Get Closer to The Event.

Ultra Con Will Feature Collectors And Dealers From All Over the Country Selling Collectibles New & Vintage, Modern Toys, Custom Toy Work, Anime Collectibles, Hot Wheels, Old Vintage Sports Cards, Avengers Comic Books, Comic Art, Star Trek Comic Books and Collectibles. Vintage GI Joe’s From The 1960′s & 1970′s, Hundreds Of 3 3/4 GI Joe Vehicles & Figures On Display, , United Kingdom Action Man From The 1960′s& 1970′s, Star Wars Old & New ,Monsters Old & New Godzilla,Transformers, Dragonball Z, Power Rangers, Marvel Legends, Marvel
Universe, Toy Biz, Bandai, DC Action Figures Action Figures.

ULTRACON OF SOUTH FLORIDA

July 19th & 20th 2014
Two- Day Convention

At the Broward Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Advance Ticket Sales & Your Weekend Pass
www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Call 786-285-3738 for more info

Venue Name and Address
Broward Convention Center
1950 eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Anime
Guests
Marvel Artist Mark Sparacio, Marvel & DC Artist Jose Delbo,Garcia from the hit series Faceoff From SYFY Network, Giggles, Boss & Thug, UFC Fighter Mike “The Wolverine” Rio, UFC Fighter Marcus Brimage, The Walking Dead Sketch Artist Steve Lydic, Silverback Comics & his team of Artist, Professional Cosplay artist Freya Folkvangr, Meanballz Gaming ,Author Kerry Cepero, The Pow Wow Radio Show & PSN Radio They will have a live broadcast Saturday & Sunday, Bronies Of South Florida & much more guest as we get closer to the event.

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Ultracon

IL – The Protectors Signing

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Chicago Bear Israel Idonije appears at Chicago Comics, along with comic legends Ron Marz and Bart Sears, to promote the release of their new comic “The Protectors” at Chicago Comics on Wednesday April 23rd, from 6:00 till 7:30 PM!!

RSVP on Facebook!

Chicago Comics
3244 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 528-1983

Terror Con Bringing Stars of Horror, the Paranormal, Rock, and Wrestling to Rhode Island in 2014

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Press Release:

TERROR CON:

The Area’s Biggest Horror, Paranormal, Rock and Wrestling Show!

JUNE 07-08,2014       PROVIDENCE ,RI

WWW.TERRORCON.NET

Coming to you from the dedicated group that brings you The Rhode Island Comic Con …

TERROR CON: Bringing you the biggest names in Horror, Paranormal, Rock and Wrestling in an fun and fear filled show

Rhode Island Comic Con is known nationwide for an incredible show that amazes and astounds the fans who eagerly await each year in Providence, RI.

We at Altered Reality Entertainment have decided to bring that level of entertainment, fun and fan interaction to the horror, rock and wrestling world with TERROR CON.

The event will include celebrity signings, artists, vendors, horror and suspense film festivals, psychic readings, add in a little amazement from the Coney Island Side Show, be sure to bring your creepy side for the Costume Contests!

Who says Halloween has to be once a year!

 

The convention is proud to announce:

David Giuntoli (GRIMM)

Russell Hornsby (GRIMM)

Linda Blair (EXORCIST)

Michael Biehn (ALIENS,TERMINATOR)

Dee Snider (ROCK LEGEND)

Lita Ford     (ROCK GODDESS)

Nicholas Brendon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER)

Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH)

Irone Singleton (THE WALKING DEAD)

Michael Jai White (SPAWN)

Roy Wooley and Derek and Eric Garcia (FACE OFF)

The Godfather, Papa Shango and Roddy Piper (WWE)

…..and many, many more!

 

Additional guests are still being announced! Tickets are on sale at www.terrorcon.net

For media information contact Jackie Stark at jackie@alteredrealityentertainment.com

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