BC – Save the Rio with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith is coming to the Rio for a very special #SavetheRio edition of “An Evening with Kevin Smith” on Friday, March 30th at 9:30 PM!

Proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting the #SavetheRio campaign

Get your tickets quick while you still can!

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, Kevin Smith has written and directed numerous films including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Yoga Hosers, and Tusk. Kevin is the creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men and has authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.

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The Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 1W1
+1 604-879-3456

NY – Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Screening + Q&A

William Shatner appears at the Kodak Center on Thursday, April 5th at 7:30 PM.

Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner, live on stage. In this unique evening you will enjoy a screening of the classic film Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan on the big screen. Following the movie, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner, will take to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind the scenes stories from portraying the original Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek television series and movies as well as his career spanning over 50 years as an award winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask William their question during the audience led Q & A. **VIP seating includes a photo-op only. No autographs**

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Kodak Center
200 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, New York 14615
(585) 588-3530


PalmCon wants YOUR input!

This is it!
The official #PalmCon 2018 announcement!

PalmCon is heading to sea with the inaugural PalmCon Cruise this October. Head over to the PalmCon website and fill out the survey so you can be first in line to get tickets the moment they go on sale!

Your Name’s Stephanie Sheh Appears at Anime Boston 2018

Voice Actor Stephanie Sheh will be appearing at Anime Boston, the largest anime con in the northeast, on March 30 through April 1, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

Stephanie Sheh is a voice actress, voice director, ADR writer, and casting director. She was blessed to voice Mitsuha Miyamizu in Makoto Shinkai’s hit anime movie Your Name. Recently she voiced Yuho in Masaaki Yuasa’s Lu Over the Wall, where she got to sing. Stephanie’s probably most well-known in the anime realm for voicing Sailor Moon in the current VIZ Media Release of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, as well as Hinata in Naruto, Orihime in Bleach, Yui in Sword Art Online, Kuro in Blue Exorcist, and Mineva in Gundam Unicorn. Stephanie is excited to be returning to voice Eureka in Funimation’s release of the upcoming Eureka 7 movies.

In addition to anime, Stephanie has many voice credits in video games, most notably Tharja in the Fire Emblem series, Airy in Bravely Default, Mikan in Danganropa, Kyrie in Devil May Cry, and Rebecca Chambers in a number of Resident Evil games. She’s also done motion capture work for games as well as animation. Most recently she mocapped Maz Kanata in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Stephanie has also voiced characters in original animation shows like Zhuli in Legend of Korra, Katana in WB’s DC Super Hero High, Jinafire and Boolittle in Monster High, Share Bear in Carebears: Welcome to Care-a-lot, Vega in Disney’s Stardarlings, Popo in Miles from Tomorrowland, and various roles in Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears.

Previously announced guests include FLOW, Asaka, Greg Ayres, Monica Rial, Hideyuki Tomioka, Katsuyuki Sumizawa, Hirokatsu Kihara, Michihiko Suwa, Kaoru Wada, Kaiji Tang, Josh Grelle, Amanda C. Miller, Jez Roth, Rachel Robinson, Christopher Bevins, J. Michael Tatum, Brandon McInnis, Caitlynn French, Scott Gibbs, Yūji Mutō, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Steve Blum, Kazuki Yao, Justin Briner, and Clifford Chapin.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 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, Inc.: 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.

Golden Apple Books Debuts at WonderCon 2018

Press Release:

Golden Apple Books, a new comic publishing extension of Golden Apple Comics, will debut three new titles this year, you can hear about all of it and meet our creators at WonderCon Anaheim on March 23-25 at booth #804. Also, don’t miss our spotlight panel Saturday, March 24th from 10:00 -11:30 AM in Room North 200B.

Signing Schedule:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
10am – Richard Fairgray – Grab the debut prequel issue #00 of Blastosaurus and an autograph & doodle for only $3.99!

12pm – Darick Robertson (Happy!, The Boys, etc.) & R. Eric Lieb (CBGB, Turistas) They are the co-writers of the new series Sparrow that stars musical sensation Lindsey Stirling. Darick is the creator of the comic as well as the cover artist and penciler. FREE signed poster and a limited edition print by Darick for $20

Saturday Only:
12pm Meet legendary voice actor Paul Eiding, famous for Transformers, Metal Gear Solid, Ben 10, and more. He is the co-writer of Blastosaurus and will sign your copy of the debut issue #00!

Saturday & Sunday Only:
2pm Meet actor and author Michael McMillian (True Blood, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and grab a FREE autograph and preview copy of his new series Adventure Van!

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Natalie Dormer To Make Wizard World Debut In Philadelphia, May 19-20

‘Margaery Tyrell’ On HBO Series To Appear Saturday And Sunday At Pennsylvania Convention Center

PHILADELPHIAMarch 8, 2018PRLogNatalie Dormer, who gained international attention with her performance of “Margaery Tyrell” on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” will make her first Wizard World Comic Con appearance when the tour hits Philadelphia on May 19 and 20. Dormer, who also earned acclaim as “Anne Boleyn” on the Showtime series “The Tudors,” will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive fan Q&A session at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia..

Dormer made her screen debut in Lasse Hallstrom’s romantic film Casanova (2005), followed by a small part in the dramedy “Distant Shores” (2005). After her key role in “The Tudors” (2007–08), for which she was nominated for two Gemini Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Drama Series, she played “Irene Adler/Moriarty” on the CBS series “Elementary” (2013–15), “Cressida” in the science-fiction adventure films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)and Part 2 (2015), and “Sara Price/Jess Price” in The Forest (2016). She plays the lead in this year’s Amazon Video mini-series “Picnic at Hanging Rock.”

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) continues its 2018 schedule with its 16th trip to the City of Brotherly Love, May 17-20. Joining Dormer as celebrity guests announced to date are Sebastian Stan (Captain America franchise), the Justice League trio of Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), the Lord of the Rings duo of Sean Astin and Billy Boyd, among others scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza. A full list of guests to date is available at www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/philadelphia.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The fifth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, May 17, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, May 18, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2018 Wizard World Philadelphia, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/philadelphia.

About Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

Media Contact
Jerry Milani

Spooky Empire offers exclusive tiki mug!

We’re very excited to offer this Spooky Empire exclusive tiki mug! This is something we’ve been wanting to do for many years!

This #1 Zombie Tiki Mug is in honor of our good friend Bill Hinzman. He never missed a Spooky Empire event, and was always the life of the party. So who better to grace our very first exclusive Tiki Mug?

The first run of this mug will be limited to only 50, and were designed, molded and painted right here in Orlando, FL! Designed by the very creative team at The Shrunken Monkey, Emily Serpico and David O’Connell!

This 32oz mug can be filled with plenty of your favorite rum drink, or whatever floats your boat.

Mug is $75 and is now available for pre-order on our site at www.spookyempire.com. FIrst come first serve, once these go that’s it! They will be available for pick up at the Spooky Empire merch booth starting Friday, April 6th.

Reserve yours today!

Don’t forget to reserve your room at the Wyndham, special rate ends tomorrow! Be there for our Zombie Luau on Friday night!

Voltron’s Shiro & Allura Appear at MomoCon 2018

Excited about the Voltron Season 5 premiere on Netflix last week? Join us at MomoCon 2018 to meet Josh Keaton and Kimberly Brooks, the voices of Shiro and Allura!

Kimberly Brooks is an industry proven voiceover dynamo, gaining recognition for her performances on many respected animated shows and interactive video games, and has been performing since she was eight years old. She got her start in animation voiceover on Nickelodeon’s, Rugrats. She can also be heard on Netflix’s reboot of Voltron voicing Princess Allura, on Nickelodeon’s Winx Club voicing Stormy, on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe as Jasper, on Comedy Central’s South Park as Classi, as well as many other animated shows. Kimberly’s work in interactive video games includes Ashley Williams on the Mass Effect Series. She can also be heard on the Batman: Arkham game series as the ORACLE, as well as the notable roles as Daisy Fitzroy in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea and BAD JUJU in the more recent Skylanders: Imaginators. Kimberly will provide the first autograph free at MomoCon.

Josh Keaton was blessed by the gods (well, except Hades) not too long after he won the role of Young Hercules in Disney’s Hercules animated film. But that wasn’t enough to satiate his thirst for being awesome, and thus Josh proceeded to work his way up the ladder of being as many superhero voices as he could. He ended up lending his vocal performances to such iconic heroes as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man, and Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: The Animated Series. He sped his way into things such as Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and DC Superhero Girls as The Flash, and voiced human Jack Darby, in Transformers: Prime. Recently, Josh decided all that still wasn’t enough for him, he had to have his own giant robot to bring justice to the entire galaxy! And so he stepped into the role of Shiro in the hit Dreamworks series Voltron: Legendary Defender, out now on Netflix. He has also started taking on smaller roles, such as Ant-Man in Avengers: Secret Wars. Yet, despite all of these previous voice over accomplishments and more (Like Revolver Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid 3, King Graham in the King’s Quest revival, Spyro in Skylanders, Valerian Mengsk in Starcraft II, King Anduin Wrynn in World of Warcraft, and Lann in World of Final Fantasy), he just had to give it all up and be the bad guy; namely Norman Osborn in the new animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man.  Josh will provide the first autograph free at MomoCon.

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Have you registered for MomoCon 2018 yet?  Register as soon as possible to get the best rate on your 4-day membership for MomoCon 2018. Register today for a 4-day membership for $60, a $15 savings versus at the door! Also don’t forget to get your hotel room. Rooms are selling out!

About MomoCon   

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.



ORLANDO, FL – Spooky Empire, founder of one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, is gearing up for an exciting mid-season convention on April 6 – 8, 2018 with new additions to their lineup of celebrity guests. Spooky Empire fans await a thrilling weekend at The Wyndham Orlando Resort with special guests from one of the most successful American film comedies of all time, Animal House, including Tim MathesonMark MetcalfPaul Riegert, and Martha Smith.

Additional guests expected at the mid-season convention include:

Matthew Lillard, the actor and voice of the iconic character of SHAGGY in the Scooby Doo movies and also known for his roles in Scream, Serial Mom, Thir13en Ghosts, Hackers, SLC Punk!, Wicker Park, Without a Paddle, She’s All That

Linda Blair, best known for her childhood role as “Regan” in one of the scariest movies of all time The Exorcist. Blair has also starred in Airport 1975, Exorcist II:The Heretic, Roller Boogey, Hell Night, The Love Boat, Chained Heat, Repossessed, Zapped Again, Supernatural, Monster Makers, amongst other films

 Chelsea Talmadge starred as “Carol” in the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Chelsea has also appeared in TV series Halt & Catch Fire, Still the King and Mercy Street, and more

Liane Curtis joins Spooky Empire for the first time! Liane has starred as “Randy” in Sixteen Candles and as “Megan” in Critters 2, but she’s also starred in Girlfriend From Hell, Rock n Roll High School Forever, Wild Orchid II, 21 Jump Street, Benny & Joon, ER, Sons of Anarchy and many more

The one and only Vinnie Vincent joins Spooky Empire for a very rare appearance. Vinnie Vincent is best known as a former member of one of the greatest bands of all time, KISS. Vinnie performed on the albums “Lick It Up” and “Creatures of the Night” as well as wrote songs on “Revenge”

Other expected guests include:

Jay Jay French, best known as a founding member and guitarist in the popular band, TWISTED SISTER

Of Troma Entertainment film studio, American film Director, Producer Lloyd Kaufman

World Class Performers and Tattoo Artists Inkllusionist to bring a weekend full of Magic, Tattoos and Sideshow Performances

And more to be announced leading up to the convention.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $65, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. VIP Packages are $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. Kids 10 and under are free.

Rooms are available at The Wyndham Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $121 per night through March 9. Rooms can be reserved by calling 1-407-351-2420. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

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

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit www.spookyempire.com.

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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

Star Wars Actors Align for Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

The Force is Strong with the Silicon Valley Comic Con lineup. We are thrilled to be joined by so many iconic STAR WARS actors, including our newest addition – Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Urso in Rogue One)! He joins previously announced Star Wars cast members Daniel Logan (Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones and The Clone Wars), Ray Park (Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace), Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones and Commander Cody in Revenge of the Sith), Katee Sackhoff (Bo Katan on The Clone Wars and Rebels), and Emperor Palpatine himself Ian McDiarmid. Photo and autograph tickets are on sale NOW.

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Steve Wozniak presents Silicon Valley’s first-ever Comic Con, where two of America’s greatest superheroes—pop culture and technology—will unite! Join forces with top celebrities and independent artists as we explore the new frontiers of cosplay, comics, video games, consumer electronics, music and apps in the world’s tech capital. SVCC 2018 will take place at the San Jose Convention Center April 6-8. Learn more at www.svcomiccon.com

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