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Via MattyCollector.com:

2013 San Diego Comic-Con Events, Panels & Products

The Con is (almost) on, and this year we’ve got some pretty impressive events scheduled! To help you plan your moves at SDCC, check out this rundown of where to be and when. And when you’re ready for a break, don’t forget to snag a few treats for yourself from the selection of toys we’ll have available.

Fan Panels

Thursday July 18, 10am – 11am Room 25ABC

Mattel Presents: How Toys Are Made

Join the Mattel Entertainment Brands Design Team for a journey through the history and evolution of Mattel action figures. From our earliest offerings through our latest brand launch of Max Steel®, we will take you through the last 35 years of our action figure portfolio, highlighting the significant advances and design innovations of our brands throughout the years. We also will have a Q+A with a panel of premier Mattel action figure designers and historians representing WWE®, MOTU, DCU, Max Steel®,Man of Steel™ and Batman™ that will take on any and all questions about our many action figure brands.

Thursday July 18, 1pm – 2pm Room 25ABC

Mattel and WWE®: Bring on the Action!

Here’s your chance to attend Miz TV with special guest Dolph Ziggler! The Miz will host as Mattel toy designer Bill Miekina and marketing manager Mitchell Camerondiscuss the latest in WWE® action figure news and give sneak peeks at upcoming product. You never know what surprises are in store! See you there!

Friday July 19, 11am – 12pm Room 25ABC

Mattel Presents: Mattypalooza 2013!

It’s that time again! Join us for the toy panel to beat all toy panels – Mattypalooza! Celebrating our 5th year at SDCC, come get the inside scoop on your favorite collectables from Mattel: Masters of the Universe® Classics, DC Comics™ Signature Series, Watchmen™, Ghostbusters™ and more! Plus as a special bonus attendees will have the opportunity to vote on an upcoming MOTUC monthly figure: Huntara vs. Lord Masque – you decide who gets made! Be there for a major announcement as Mattel partners with one of the biggest names in pop culture to bring you exciting new collectables you will have to see to believe! The panel will also include an insightful Q & A with Mattel toy designers, Mattel Marketing Manager Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlichand special guests The Four Horsemen. It’s the place to be for the world premiere of tons of new toys and collectibles! If you go to one Toy Panel at SDCC, make it Mattypalooza!

Friday July 19, 3pm – 4pm Room 25ABC

Mattel and DC Comics – A Celebration for Collectors of All Ages!

For fans of all ages, from kids to seasoned collectors, you won’t want to miss the exciting news, reveals, giveaways, and even the trivia game that this panel has to offer! Ruben Martinez and Bill Benecke (Mattel toy designers), Jessica Sikca andDanielle McLachlan (Mattel marketing team), Julian Montoya (VP, Warner Bros. Consumer Products), Kevin Kiniry (VP, Creative Services DC Entertainment), a member of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) team, members ofThe Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios, and other special guests will celebrate the BATMAN™ Classic TV Series and MAN OF STEEL™ product lines, announce ALL NEW product lines, reveal upcoming products, and give you a few special sneak peeks from the DC Comics™ and Batman™ toy lines. There will be a Q&A, a trivia game that you won’t want to miss and an exciting toy giveaway for everyone who attends! Join us for this celebration for collectors of all ages. TM & © DC Comics. (s13)

Saturday July 20, 11am – 12pm Room 25ABC

Mattel Presents: Monster High™ 2013: Where SCREAMS come true!

Celebrate the freaky fabulous year of 13 with the Monster High™ Team!

Get a freak peek at exclusive scenes from the newest Monster High™ DVD, 13 Wishes (this fall from Universal Studios Home Entertainment). The freaky talented Monster High™ voice actors, including: Erin Fitzgerald (voice of Abbey Bominable™, Spectra Vongergeist™, Scarah Screams™ & Rochelle Goyle™), Debi Derryberry(voice of Draculaura™) and America Young (voice of Howleen Wolf™& Toralei Stripe™) will discuss the making of the ghouls’ latest adventure. Moderated by Emmy-Award winning Executive Producer of Monster High™, Audu Paden.

But that’s not all… our Monster High® team is just DYING to share more secrets lurking the halls of Monster High®! Garrett SanderRebecca ShipmanNatalie Villegas and Javier Meabe (Monster High® Toy Designers), Roy Juarez (Monster High® Packaging Designer) and Eric Hardie (Monster High® Copywriter) will reveal uhhh-mazing new Monster High® ghouls and how they came to un-life!

Sunday, July 21, 12pm – 1pm Room 7AB

Mattel Presents: Max Steel®: Rise of Elementor World Premiere Screening!

Be the FIRST to see Max and Steel team up to take on their biggest threat yet in Rise of Elementor. You will get to watch this exciting 2-part broadcast event for Max Steel® before it airs on Disney XD this fall! Will our heroes be able to defend Copper Canyon and rescue Ferrus™ from the evil Dredd™? Join us to find out, and receive a free toy giveaway!

Mattel Booth Events

All events take place at Mattel Booth #3029 unless noted.

Thursday

  • Thursday 7/18 10am – 12pm Autographs with Dirk Benedict. Meet Starbuck from the original “Battlestar Galactica” and Faceman from “The A-Team!”
  • Thursday 7/18 1:30pm – 2:30pm MOTU Mini-Comic Signing Meet the creative team behind the 2013 MOTUC mini-comics and get your toys and comics signed! Free mini comic to the first 100 people in line. First come, first served.
  • Thursday 7/18 3pm – 4pm WWE® Autograph Session. Come get your brawl on with WWE® Superstars The Miz and Dolph Ziggler. Stop by at 9:30am to get tickets, first come, first served.
  • Thursday 7/18 5pm – 6:30pm Monster High® Talent Signing. Meet the “brains” behind Monster High® creative and entertainment teams and get your toys, comics and collectable cards signed! Stop by at 9:30am to get tickets – first come, first served.

Friday

  • Friday 7/19 10am – 10:30am BATMAN™ Classic TV Series Product Raffle. BIF! BAM! KAPOW! If you’re a fan of the BATMAN™ Classic TV Series line, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to win free products!
  • Friday 7/19 11am – 12pm WWE® Autograph Session. Bring on the action! Rey Mysterio, Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan will be on hand for autographs. Stop by at 9:30am to get tickets, first come, first served.
  • Friday 7/19 12:30pm – 1pm Four Horsemen Autograph Signing. Come meet the fantastic sculptors of our flagship MOTU and DC 6” lines. They will be happy to sign any item you bring.
  • Friday 7/19 2pm – 3pm Madison Beer Signing. Meet Madison Beer, the creepy cool singer of the new Monster High® song, “We are Monster High!” Meet Madison as she kicks off the green screen video event. First come, first served.
  • Friday 7/19 2pm – 6pm Monster High® Green Screen Video Booth Event. Be a part of Monster High® through green screen technology, and enter for a chance to have your freaky fab moves in the next Monster High® music video! Show your school pride by singing and dancing your “guts” out to the new rally song, “We are Monster High!”

Saturday

  • Saturday 7/20 11am – 12pm WWE® Autograph Session. Come battle with the best! Sheamus and Ryback will be on hand for autographs. Stop by at 9:30am to get tickets, first come, first served.
  • Saturday 7/20 12:30pm – 1:15pm Toy Hunter Autograph Session. Come meet Jordan Hembrough, the star of “Toy Hunter,” and take a look at some great vintage toys he’s found while traveling the country.
  • Saturday 7/20 2pm – 6pm Monster High® Green Screen Video Booth Event.Be a part of Monster High® through green screen technology, and enter for a chance to have your freaky fab moves in the next Monster High™ music video! Show your school pride by singing and dancing your “guts” out to the new rally song, “We are Monster High.”

Sunday

  • Sunday 7/21 10am – 12pm Monster High® Talent Signing. Meet the “brains” behind Monster High creative and entertainment teams… and get your toys, comics and collectable cards signed!
  • Sunday 7/21 2pm – 4pm Max Steel® Turbo Battlers™ Tournament. Test your turbo energy by battling and competing to be the clear winner of the Max Steel® Turbo Battlers™ Tournament. Please stop by prior to obtain your battle time!

Mattel Products

In between attending all those events, don’t forget to pick up these awesome Mattel products:

  • Masters of the Universe® Classics Mini He-Man® & Skeletor® Figures (Available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.)
  • Masters of the Universe® Classics Rokkon™ & Stonedar™ (Available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.)
  • DC Man of Steel™ Movie Masters® Superman™ vs. General Zod Movie Pack (Available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.)
  • DCU Club Infinite Earths “Shazam!” New 52 (Available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.)
  • Back to the Future™ Hover Board
  • BATMAN™ Classic TV Series Batman™ Batusi Batman™ (Available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.)
  • Catwoman Barbie® Doll
  • Hot Wheels® Atari® Beach Bomb™ Pickup
  • Hot Wheels® A-Team™ Custom GMC® Panel Van
  • Hot Wheels® Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider
  • Hot Wheels® Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper Mark II
  • Monster High® Webarella™ Doll

Bustin 4 Autism Comic and Toy Show (November 2013)

Convention Name
Bustin 4 Autism Comic and Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://zackpackpromotions.com/Bustin4Autism.html
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/16/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/17/2013
About This Convention
Bustin For Autism is being put on by ZackPack Promotions Incoroporated the company originally started by a Mother of a autistic Child, Who wanted to do more then just give to a charity here are many of those, Her vision was to actually spend the money for Autism Friendly activities, Special needs friendly activities, For the Sponsorship of Fun Camps for families who may not be able to afford the cost, as much as we can do is what we want to do! Come meet some Very talented People who you may not be able to meet for a very low price, Make memories, Eat good Food, Attend a Silent auction with rather Cool things being Auctioned off and all to benefit Autism!
Venue Name and Address
KATY VFW HALL
6202 GEORGE BUSH DRIVE
KATY, TEXAS 77493
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Other
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
DUSTIN RUNNELS *GOLDUST* PRISCILLA BARNES, NPC BODY BUILDER JAKE TREVINO, HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN, ROBERT Z’DAR, JACKIE PUCCI, GREG THE HAMMER VALENTINE, JOEY IMAGE

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Alamo City Comic Con (October 2013)

Alamo City Comic Con

Convention Name
Alamo City Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.alamocitycomiccon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/25/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/27/2013
About This Convention
Alamo City Comic Con is the Biggest pop culture celebration Deep in the heart of Texas. Celebrating the arts from every format to ever culture in the world. This is where artists can come and show of their latest creations and share it with the world. From different retailers and exhibitors, Alamo City Comic Con is home to a lot of great and fascinating things you will not find at other cons. San Antonio is rich with a large artist community as well as home to the world famous battle of the Alamo and the Riverwalk.
Venue Name and Address
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 East Market St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
30000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Lauren Cohan, Danny Trejo, Bret Hart, Rob Liefield, Kevin Nash, Master Chief, Alvin Lee, Ale Garza, Aspen, Big Dog Ink, Angel Medina, Johnboy Meyers, many more

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The Walking Dead invades Florida SuperCon!

WD_fsc_bannerMeet members of the cast of The Walking Dead this weekend at the Florida SuperCon July 4th – 7th.

In attendance signing autographs will be:

Laurie Holden

Chandler Riggs

Travis Love

Theodus Crane

Addy Miller

for more info on everything Florida Supercon check out the website HERE!!

 

Peter Criss at Ultimate Horror Weekend

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The Original Drummer of KISS, Peter Criss (The Cat) will be at Ultimate Horror Weekend, October 25 & 26.

For more info check out the website at http://www.spookyempire.com

 

 

 

MA – Bad Influence Signing

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TNA Impact wrestling sensation Christopher Daniels and his tag team partner Kazarian appear at Comicazi THIS Friday May 31st from 4-6pm!! Collectively they are known as Bad Influence and are in Boston for Slammiversary XI on Sunday June 2 at Boston University’s Agganis Arena.

But as Mr. Daniels is a huge comics fan, he wanted to stop by the shop and meet you guys!! He and Kazarian will be signing stuff and doing the meet and greet thing! Talk wrestling with him! Talk comics! He’s here for you for a couple of hours! Marvel at his comic love!!

RSVP on Facebook!

Comicazi 
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664

May-Hem with Dennis Rodman!

rodmanSpecial Guest Announcement! Dennis Rodman will be doing a meet and greet and book signing at Spooky Empire’s May-Hem, Saturday May 25th Only! Dennis will be signing his new book, and will also be available for a photo op. More details to follow! Get your tickets now for May-Hem and Halloween Extreme at www.spookyempire.com !!

Hero Initiative to Breeze Into C2E2 2013 with John McCrea, Gene Ha, and Israel Idonije

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative at Chicago’s C2E2

With special guests John McCrea, Gene Ha and longtime Chicago Bear Israel Idonije

HI C2E2 2013 Booth ScheduleLos Angeles (April 9, 2013) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, is breezing into the windy of Chicago to attend the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at McCormick Place.

Hero will have an all-star lineup of guests including John McCrea, the artist on IDW Publishing’s Mars Attacks!series and Gene Ha, the acclaimed artist of Top 10.

In addition, Hero Initiative is proud to have longtime Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije as he launches his new comic, The Protectors, from Athleta Comics. Idonije will be on hand with Protectors writer Ron Marz and artist Bart Sears for one hour on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. Fans will need to purchase an autograph ticket at the Hero booth, #829 on the floor, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The $25 ticket gets you a limited edition, exclusive color image of Idonije in his trademark #71 jersey by Bart Sears. Idonije, Marz and Sears will be there to sign it, PLUS you can bring one additional item of your own to be signed by Idonije. There is a strict limit of ONE ticket per person. Don’t miss out!

And Hero encourages fans to seek out the many creators on the show floor asking for donations to Hero Initiative for their signatures. Please check out Amanda Conner, Paul Cornell, Chris Giarrusso, Phil Hester, John Layman, Jay Leisten, Ron Marz, Paul Mounts, Mike Norton, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Norm Rapmund, Chris Samnee, Alex Saviuk, Tim Seeley, Joe Staton, Jill Thompson, Skottie Young, and Chrissie Zullo.

Hero’s booth schedule at booth #829 is as follows:

Friday, April 26 (con hours 1100-700):

1130-130: John McCrea

130-230: Peter Krause

230-330: Gordon Purcell

330-530: John McCrea

530-700: Jim Brozman

 

Saturday, April 27 (con hours 1000-700):

1030-1200: Gene Ha

1200-200: John McCrea

200-300: Ron Marz, Bart Sears and Israel Idonije

300-400: Gene Ha

400-600: John McCrea

600-700: Jim Brozman

 

Sunday, April 28 (con hours 1000-500):

1030-1230: John McCrea

1230-200: Gene Ha

200-400: John McCrea

 

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 call626-676-6354.

IL – The Protectors Signing

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Israel Idonije is coming to Challengers on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm! The longtime Chicago Bear has a brand new comic book company, Athleta Comics. To celebrate the release of their first super-hero title THE PROTECTORS, Israel will be on hand to sign copies of the Collector’s Item issue #0, and he’s also bringing PROTECTORS t-shirts!

Find out more about Athleta and The Protectors here…

RSVP on Facebook!

Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Meet & Greet with the Green Ranger at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Spend an evening with Power Ranger Jason David Frank at an intimate gathering on Saturday April 20th at 6:00 pm! Hang out and chill with the Green Ranger for an hour. Also includes: an autographing of one personal item and a photo with JDF taken with your own camera. No lines, no waiting, and an hour to hang out with JDF!

Get tickets while they last, the cost is $50. This will set out quick! Click here for tickets…

**UPDATE: SOLD OUT** 

This ticket does NOT include admission to Boston Comic Con. Admission tickets are sold separately.

Jason David Frank will also be autographing photos at the show. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets for this can not be purchased in advance. In other words, ya gotta stand in line! Autographs during the convention are $20 and $10 for a picture with Jason.

About Boston Comic Con:

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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