Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 Welcomes Cary Elwes & the Cast of GI Joe

Cincinnati Comic Expo has announced several new additions to their 2018 guest list including Cary Elwes, Michael Bell, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Bill Ratner, and more for their convention on September 14-16th!

Cary Elwes heats up the summer lineup! Cary is probably most recognized as Westley in the film classic The Princess Bride. His successful career also expands to Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Twister, Glory, Days of Thunder, Hot Shots!, the Saw franchise, and many other features in movies and television. Cary is also an author with his New York Times Bestseller memoir As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the making of the Princess Bride. Fans are waiting to see Cary’s role of Mayor Kline coming to the next season of Stranger Things.

 

Voice actor Michael Bell will be leading our G.I. Joe guest unit! In addition to performing voices for A Real American Hero, Michael is known for dozens of other characters in hundreds of other projects. Most notably, he is recognized for voicing numerous characters in Transformers and Transformers: The Movie, The Houndcats, Rugrats, and The Smurfs. He has also appeared on screen in Dallas, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His credits also include appearing in television classics, such as Gomer Pyle: USMC, Get Smart, and Mission: Impossible. Besides television and films, Michael has provided numerous voices for video games in such franchises as Ratchet, Madagascar, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, and Call of Duty. Most recently, Michael has been heard on Star Wars Rebels, Voltron, and DuckTales.

 

Mary McDonald-Lewis, Lady Jaye, will be attending her first Expo! Mary McDonald-Lewis’ other voicing credits include “Wonder Woman” on the animated Superman series, Veronica Deane on “Archer”, and numerous other characters on SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, Galtar and the Golden Lance, Where’s Waldo?, and most recently on Voltron. She has also appeared on camera in roles such as Frau Pech on Grimm. In addition to acting, Mary is a dialect coach, a theater director, and the voice of the OnStar’s vehicle navigational system.

 

Bill Ratner, Flint in the cartoon series, will be at his first Cincinnati Comic Expo! In addition to portraying Flint and other characters on the “Sunbow” production, Bill is recognized for his numerous other projects in television and video games. Bill has also provided the voices for characters in the Mass Effect franchise, Ben 10, the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Final Fantasy, and Dead of Night.

Established in 2010, the Cincinnati Comic Expo is an annual event celebrating the best in comic books, fantasy, gaming, collectibles, cosplay, steampunk and pop culture in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Now in it’s 9th year, The Cincinnati Comic Expo, has grown to become the Queen City’s premier comic convention, bringing together great artists, publishers, actors, writers, cosplayers, and fans from across the world.

Follow us on social media so you can be one of the first to hear the fresh line up of close to 20 NEW comic artists to Cincinnati Comic Expo and other guest film and TV stars that will join us in 2018.

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For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

NYC – Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters Q&A

Bobcat Goldthwait appears at BUILD Studio on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM to present his new show.

From the twisted mind of celebrated auteur Bobcat Goldthwait, truTV’s scripted anthology series, “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters,” mashes up wildly different genres to tell suspenseful stories with funny, imaginative twists. Each distinct episode turns familiar tropes inside out to create a curated and eclectic collection of stories filled with equal parts nostalgia and modern satire. Guest stars throughout the eight-episode first season include Michael Ian Black, Bridget Everett, Dave Foley, Seth Green, Melissa Joan Hart, David Koechner, Danny Pudi and more.

Free tickets available at the link…

BUILD Studio
692 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Elvira celebrates 30 years at Spooky Empire

ELVIRA, THE QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN, MAKES HER WAY TO SPOOKY EMPIRE CELEBRATING 30 YEARS AS A CULTURAL ICON

ORLANDO – Spooky Empire is thrilled to announce another anniversary at this year’s October convention as the Queen of Halloween, Cassandra Peterson celebrates the 30th anniversary of her iconic performance as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Peterson will be in attendance for two days. On Friday, October 26th for a special one-day only appearance, Peterson will be at the convention as Elvira, after having retired the ensemble over a year ago.

 Joining the recently announced The X-Files reunion guests David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, are Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis, best known for their roles as “Walter Skinner and “The Smoking Man” in The X-Files. Marking his first appearance at Spooky Empire, Pileggi has starred as Horace Pinker in Shocker, and appeared in Return of the Living Dead, Three O’ Clock High, Basic Instinct, Stargate: Atlantis, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, and many more!  Davis has numerous credits dating back to the 80’s including The Dead Zone, IT (series), 21 Jump Street, Poltergeist (series), The Proposal, Smallville, and more. Currently, he’s working on the film Frankenstein Gothic along with Bill Moseley and Danielle Harris.

Additionally, Carl Weathers will be on the guest line-up. Weathers is known for his role as Apollo Creed in the Rocky series; George Dillon in Predator; Chubbs Peterson in films Happy Gilmore and Little Nicky; and a fictionalized version of himself on the comedy series Arrested Development. Alongside Weathers will be the famed indie horror Soska Twins participating in the con’s Film Festival and legendary drummer Peter Criss, one of the founding members of KISS, as well as the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus with Kathy Najimy.

Spooky Empire will take place on October 26 – 28, 2018 at its new host hotel, Caribe Royale Orlando Resort

The convention will once again be opening earlier this year on Friday, October 26 at 1 p.m. to begin the festivities. The weekend will feature an array of activities including a tattoo festival, film festival, celebrity autographs, Kid’s Zone, costume and cosplay contest, huge exhibitor room, live music, performances, Q & A’s with artists, authors and filmmakers, seminars, among many other activities.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase after October 7th and at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. Limited VIP Packages are available for $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Tickets for children under ten years old are free.

Rooms are available at Caribe Royale Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $135 per night. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 1-407-238-8000. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com.

Stay tuned as more activities, special guests, celebrities and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit spookyempire.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).

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About Spooky Empire
Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

Spooky Empire Media Contacts:
Juliana Gutierrez, JWI PR | +1 305-991-4259 |juliana@jwipr.com
Jessica Wade Pfeffer, JWI PR | +1 305-804-8424 |  jessica@jwipr.com

X-Files cast at Spooky Empire!

WILLIAM B. DAVIS “The Smoking Man” joins us October 26-28!

WILLIAM B. DAVIS has numerous credits all the way back to the 80’s including THE DEAD ZONE, IT (series), 21 JUMP STREET, OMEN IV, UNFORGETTABLE, POLTERGEIST (series), THE PROPOSAL, THE OUTER LIMITS, SMALLVILLE, SNAKEHEAD TERROR, STARGATE SG-1, CAPRICA, RISE OF THE DAMNED, THE PACKAGE, R.L. STINE’S THE HAUNTING HOUR, CONTINUUM, and more recently he’s working on the film FRANKENSTEIN GOTHIC along with Bill Moseley and Danielle Harris.

Meet WILLIAM B. DAVIS, MITCH PILEGGI plus DAVID DUCHOVNY and GILLIAN ANDERSON all together this October, only at Spooky Empire in Orlando, FL!

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available now, but moving quickly, at spookyempire.com. The Caribe Royale Orlando is close to selling out and we’ll be adding a overflow location soon.

NY – An Evening with John Cleese

Comedian John Cleese appears at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM.

Britain’s living legend of comedy John Cleese hits the road for a leisurely, mean-spirited walk through his life and laughs. Celebrating stories from his autobiography “So, Anyway,” the celebrated co-founder of Monty Python yacks on about “The Meaning of Life,” “Life of Brian,” “The Holy Grail,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “Fawlty Towers” and “Hangover 23,” explaining how he became a celebrity despite having some talent. It’s the life of Britain’s most revered and ridiculous son, a not-to-be missed journey from impropriety to notoriety. He’s not dead yet! Don’t wait another minute and join John Cleese on a walk down comedy lane.

RSVP on Facebook!

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main St, Westhampton Beach, New York 11978
(631) 288-1500

TX – Outpost Zero #1 Signing

Sean Kelley McKeever appears at Rogues Gallery Comics on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1:00 till 2:00 PM to sign OUTPOST ZERO #1 from Image Comics. 

McKeever is a writer best known for character-driven stuff like Spider-Man Loves Mary JaneInhumansSentinel and The Waiting Place—all of which helped him to win an Eisner Award. He’s also worked on The Incredible HulkMystiqueTeen TitansAvengers: Kree-Skrull WarX-Men Origins and the historic Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO, along with many other cool things.

Welcome to Outpost Zero, the smallest town in the universe. The people there work the land, go to the fights every Friday night, and tuck their children into bed-but the Outpost is no place for dreams or aspirations. To survive is ambitious enough. As Alea and her friends graduate to adulthood on a frozen world never meant to support human life, something stirs. Something sees…

Explore the mysteries and wonder of the Frost in this oversized debut issue by Eisner-winning writer SEAN KELLEY McKEEVER, artist ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI, and colorist JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU.

RSVP on Facebook!

Rogues Gallery
1601 S IH-35 #360, Round Rock, TX 78664
512-279-8888

NYC – Blindspotting’s Janina Gavankar Q&A

Join actor Janina Gavankar when she stops by Build Studio on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM to talk about the film BLINDSPOTTING.

Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in. Longtime friends and collaborators, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in “Blindspotting,” a timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland.

Free tickets available at the link…

BUILD Studio
692 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

The Master of Disaster visits Spooky Empire this October!

And in this corner it’s…the dancing destroyer, the king of sting, the Count of Monte Cristo, the master of disaster, the one, the only, Apollo Creed!

Spooky Empire welcomes The One and Only CARL WEATHERS to Orlando, FL this October!

CARL WEATHERS is best known for his roles as “Apollo Creed” in ROCKY films 1-4, “Dillon” in PREDATOR, star of ACTION JACKSON, and who can forget the one handed “Chubbs” in HAPPY GILMORE. He’s also starred in ASSAULT ON DEVIL’S ISLAND, LITTLE NICKY, THE COMEBACKS, SHERIFF TOM vs THE ZOMBIES, voiced “Combat Carl” in TOY STORY OF TERROR, plus TV shows like COLONY, BROTHERS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, CHICAGO JUSTICE, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, TOUR OF DUTY, STREET JUSTICE, STAR vs THE FORCES OF EVIL and so many more! Even a small part in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND!

Don’t miss out on this amazing, rare opportunity to meet CARL WEATHERS at Spooky Empire, all weekend long!

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available now, but moving quickly, at spookyempire.com

Dark Horse Comics Announces SDCC 2018 Signing & Panel Schedule

Press Release: 

Visit Dark Horse Comics at San Diego Comic-Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get your hands on some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Get colorin’ on our communal coloring wall and purchase your favorite coloring book! The wall will feature pages from the #DHColors Coloring Book line. Canvases will vary throughout the weekend, but will include pages from The Legend of Korra Coloring Book, Avatar: The Last Airbender Coloring Book, The Witcher Adult Coloring Book, Steven Universe Adult Coloring Book, Adventure Time Coloring Book, HALO Adult Coloring Book, and others. Check out our signings and panels, too!

We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth. See all of our convention exclusives here.

DARK HORSE SDCC SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREEFREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

  • Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing, unless otherwise noted. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.
  • Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
  • We have two signing stages. One features art by Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases art from Stranger Things by Aleksi Briclot, Kyle Lambert and Rafael Albuquerque. The following abbreviations indicate the location of each signing:
    HB = Hellboy Signing Stage ST = Stranger Things Signing Stage
  • All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

11:00-11:45 AM:  HB  FEMINA AND FAUNA, HELMETGIRLS: Camilla d’Errico

12:00-12:45 PM:  HB  FINAL FANTASY, VAMPIRE HUNTER D, THE SKY: Yoshitaka Amano***

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  ROME WEST: Justin Giampaoli, Matthew Taylor

2:00-2:45 PM:  HB  BLACKWOOD: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish

2:00-2:45 PM:  ST  STRANGER THINGS, STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS: Jody Houser

3:00-3:45 PM:  HB  THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, LEAD POISONING, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

3:00-3:45 PM:  ST  CALL OF DUTY: Jason Blundell, Craig Houston, E.M. Gist

4:00-4:45 PM:  HB  LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

5:00-5:45 PM:  HB  ELFQUEST: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini

5:00-5:45 PM:  ST  SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Cecil Castellucci

6:00-6:45 PM:  HB  MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: Todd Nauck, Felicia Day, Michael Heisler***

6:00-6:45 PM:  ST  EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Buzz Parker

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:00-10:45 AM:  HB  USAGI YOJIMBO: Stan Sakai

11:00-11:45 AM:  ST  BANDETTE, COLDER, THE WITCHER, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin
BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

12:00-1:30 PM:  HB  DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG REUNION: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day***

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: Jim Sullos

2:00-2:45 PM:  HB  DISNEY / PIXAR THE INCREDIBLES 2 #1: CRISIS IN MID-LIFE! & OTHER STORIES: Landry Q. Walker

2:00-2:45 PM:  ST  BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

3:00-3:45 PM:  ST  HALO: Alex Irvine, Tyler Jeffers, Jody Houser, Jonathan Wayshak

3:30-4:30 PM:  HB  BERGER BOOKS: Karen Berger, Richard Bruning, Ann Nocenti, Christopher Cantwell, Dave Gibbons, Dean Haspiel, G. Willow Wilson

4:00-4:45 PM:  ST  AMERICAN GODS: MY AINSEL: Scott Hampton, David Mack, Jennifer T. Lange

4:30-5:15 PM:  HB  HELLBOY: Mike Mignola

5:00-5:45 PM:  ST  BIOWARE: Matthew Goldman (Creative Director, Dragon Age), Mike Gamble (Lead Producer, Anthem)

6:00-6:45 PM:  HB  GOD OF WAR: Tony Parker, E.M. Gist, Corey Barlog

SATURDAY, JULY 21

10:00-10:45 AM:  HB  PROJECT TBA: G. Willow Wilson

11:00-11:45 AM:  HB  THE SEEDS: Ann Nocenti

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  STRANGER THINGS, STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS: Jody Houser

1:00-1:45 PM:  HB  THE ALCOHOLIC: Dean Haspiel

1:00-1:45 PM:  ST  NEIL GAIMAN’S A STUDY IN EMERALD: Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone

2:00-2:45 PM:  HB  SHE COULD FLY: Christopher Cantwell

3:00-3:45 PM:  ST  GO TEAM VENTURE! THE ART AND MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS.: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick, Ken Plume***

4:00-4:45 PM:  ST  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE SERPENT’S HEIR: Richard Hamilton

4:30-6:00 PM:  HB  XERXES: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DARIUS AND THE RISE OF ALEXANDER, SIN CITY, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTHA WASHINGTON IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Frank Miller, Alex Sinclair***

SUNDAY, JULY 22

11:00-11:45 AM:  HB  ELFQUEST: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini

11:00-11:45 AM:  ST  EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN: Shannon Wheeler

12:30-1:15 PM:  HB  THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Hope Nicholson, Maia Kobabe, Dylan Edwards, Megan Kearney

2:00-2:45 PM:  ST  BIOWARE: Matthew Goldman (Creative Director, Dragon Age), Mike Gamble (Lead Producer, Anthem)

2:00-3:30 PM:  HB  FINAL FANTASY, VAMPIRE HUNTER D, THE SKY: Yoshitaka Amano***

DARK HORSE SDCC PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:  Growing Up with Comics: Introducing Younger Readers to Graphic Storytelling (Room: 23ABC)

Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Sergio Aragonés (Groo), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Landry Q. Walker (Disney / Pixar The Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics!

3:00-4:00 PM:  Spotlight on Jeff Lemire (Room: 25ABC)

Comic-Con special guest Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender, Gideon Falls) and veteran comic book editor Will Dennis discuss Lemire’s various creator-owned projects and for the first time preview both the upcoming Family Tree and Ascender! Panel will feature Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Descender) and a Q&A session.

5:00-6:00 PM:  Across the Editor’s Desk: A Day in the Life of Comics Unsung Heroes (Room: 23ABC)

Have you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to become a comics industry professional? Dark Horse wants to give you insight on breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher! Join Dark Horse editors for a rare behind the panels look at the secrets to breaking into the industry and building successful comic and graphic novel programs.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:00-11:00 AM:  Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Reunion (Room: Hall H)

In 2008, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog became a beloved web-series. The show tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring supervillain; Moist (Simon Helberg), Dr. Horrible’s minion; Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), his nemesis; and Penny (Felicia Day), their shared love interest. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this popular show by joining creator Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and Maurissa Tancharoen for a lively discussion and celebration!

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:  Thirty Years of Dark Horse Manga (Room: 23ABC)

Come celebrate Dark Horse’s 30 years of manga with special panel guest Yoshitaka Amano! One of the most honored Japanese fantasy, science fiction, and video game illustrators, Dark Horse has released more works in English by Amano than any other publisher. We’ll have previews of our forthcoming illustrated biography of Yoshitaka Amano—and of course, a discussion of his life and career with the book’s subject, the artist himself!

2:30-3:30 PM:  Spotlight on Mike Mignola (Room: 24ABC)

Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola discusses Hellboy and anything else the audience wants to talk about regarding his career.

5:00-6:00 PM:  Berger Books: The Second Wave (Room: 25ABC)

Berger Books keeps great comics coming in its second wave of new and unusual genre-bending series! Editor Karen Berger (Vertigo founder) is joined by Christopher Cantwell, co-creator of AMC’s acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire (She Could Fly), Dean Haspiel, Emmy Award-winning artist of HBO’s Bored to Death (The Alcoholic), legendary comics writer Ann Nocenti (The Seeds), art director Richard Bruning, and the one and only Dave Gibbons (The Originals) plus a special surprise guest and announcement!

SATURDAY, JULY 21

2:30-3:30 PM:  Spotlight on Yoshitaka Amano (Room 24ABC)

Join Comic-Con International in honoring one of the most recognized Japanese artists of the last half-century, Yoshitaka Amano. Amano’s storied career spans decades with thousands of works including Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D, and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: The Dream Hunters. Amano will delight fans by live drawing some of his original characters and will participate in a brief Q&A.

3:00-4:00 PM:  Artists Who Write: The Craft and Creation of Comics (Room: 7AB)

Whether it’s a superhero adventure, a colorful fantasy world, an ultra-violent crime noir, or a new take on an old classic, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join an all-star lineup of Dark Horse creators including Frank Miller (Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander, Sin City), Dave Gibbons (The Originals, The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Wendy Pini (ElfQuest), and Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.

6:00-7:00 PM:  ElfQuest – 40 Years of Pointed Ears (Room 23ABC)

2018 wraps up 40 years of ElfQuest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indie fantasy comic with Wendy Pini (ElfQuest, Masque of the Red Death), and Richard Pini (ElfQuest, Line of Beauty), co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind-the-scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978 and see the clues that were placed decades ago. Take an emotional journey down memory lane. The conclusion of the Final Quest series has taken fandom by storm, and you’ll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you’ve been saving up for years!

SUNDAY, JULY 22

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:  The Secret Loves of Geeks (Room: 32AB)

Vita Ayala (comics writer, The Wilds), Ivan Salazar (PR, comiXology), Maia Kobabe (cartoonist, Genderqueer), Hope Nicholson (editor, The Secret Loves of Geeks) and Dylan Edwards (cartoonist, Transposes) discuss the genesis behind The Secret Loves of Geeks anthology, how vulnerable writing and comics are needed, and the new projects they are working on next. Moderated by Dustin Nelson.

10:00-11:00 AM:  Spotlight on Rafael Albuquerque (Room: 24 ABC)

3:00-4:00 PM:  Spotlight on Ann Nocenti (Room: 4) 

NJ – Vulgarthon 20th Anniversary

Spend Kevin Smith’s 48th Birthday with him on Thursday, August 2, 2018 starting at 9:00 AM in Red Bank, NJ watching movies and a live podcast after every flick at the 20th Anniversary Vulgarthon!

**SOLD OUT** Get tickets at the link…

Bow Tie Cinemas Red Bank Theater
36 White Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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