Massive Comic Con 2017 Artist Alley is Stacked With Talent

The MASSive Comic Con returns to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on Saturday June 24th & Sunday 25th for more comic book and pop culture fun!

Artist Alley is packed with the some of the best talent in the comics industry, including Writers, Artists and Publishers. Our guests will be available for sketches, commissions and autographs, as well as participating on panel discussions and workshops! Guests include:

  • Amanda Conner; artist/writer Harley Quinn, SuperZero
  • Jimmy Palmiotti: writer Harley Quinn, SuperZero
  • Stephane Roux; artist Zatanna
  • Megan Hutchison; artist Rockstars
  • Tim Townsend; artist/inker Doctor Strange
  • Dave Johnson; artist DC, Marvel
  • Paul Mounts; artist/colorist DC, Marvel, Image
  • Cully Hamner; artist Blue Beetle, Red
  • Billy Tucci; artist/writer Crusade Fine Arts, Shi
  • Nelson Faro DeCastro; artist DC, Marvel
  • Frank Tieri; writer DC, Marvel
  • Ming Doyle; artist DC, Marvel
  • Jonathan Glapion; artist/inker Reborn
  • John Gallagher; artist The Flash
  • Robert Pope; artist Peanuts
  • Robert Atkins; artist GI Joe
  • Alex Saviuk; artist Spider-Man
  • Agnes Garbowska; artist DC Super Hero Girls
  • Amanda Deibert; writer Wonder Woman ’77
  • Cat Staggs; artist Adventures of Supergirl, Crosswind
  • John Timms; artist Harley Quinn
  • Kenneth Rocafort; artist Superman
  • Mark McKenna; artist Combat Jacks
  • Christy Blanch; writer Aw Yeah Comics
  • Franco; artist Tiny Titans
  • Scoot; artist Aw Yeah Comics
  • Brian Atkins; artist Family Graves
  • Ed Smith; artist Tellos tribute book
  • Ben Bishop; artist The Aggregate
  • Sal Otero; artist TMNT, Until We Sleep
  • Ron Leary; artist Heavy Metal
  • Hyunsung “Creees” Lee; artist Freelance art & Design
  • Scott Hamilton; artist Custom Caricatures
  • Chris Campana; writer/artist First World
  • Bill Walko; artist The Hero Business
  • Bob Salley; writer/creator Salvagers
  • Jeff Kline; writer/producer/publisher Darby Pop Publishing

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Star Wars Celebration 2017 Art Show

Press Release:

For this year’s Star Wars Celebration, which comes to the Orange County Convention Center on April 13-16, more talented Star Wars artists than ever before were considered for inclusion in the Celebration Art Show, one of the event’s most popular features. To qualify, artists must have previously created Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm or for a Lucasfilm licensee. Though each was well-established and highly-regarded in the Star Wars community, a select number had to be chosen to keep the Art Show at Celebration a reasonable size.

To answer the challenge of selecting a limited number of artists from such a large, capable field, Lucasfilm’s Celebration team brought together an A-list of Lucasfilm talent, including experts in Star Wars characters and continuity, to do the judging. While the competition was fierce, a final set of artists were selected to participate in the 2017 Celebration Art Show – a big congratulations to the following artists: 

  • Adrianna Vanderstelt
  • Alex Buechel
  • Brad Hudson
  • Brent Woodside
  • Brent Woodside
  • Brian DeGuire
  • Brian Miller
  • Brian Rood
  • Chris Dee
  • Chris Reiff
  • Chris Trevas
  • Cryssy Cheung
  • Danny Haas
  • Drew Baker
  • Erik Maell
  • Jake Murray
  • Jason Palmer
  • Jason W. Christman
  • Jeff Carlisle
  • Jerry Vanderstelt
  • Joe Corroney
  • Joe Hogan
  • Joshua Smith
  • Katie Cook
  • Lee Kohse
  • Lin Zy Busch
  • Malcolm Tween
  • Matt Busch
  • Randy Martinez
  • Russell Walks
  • Scott Harben
  • Stephen Hayford
  • William O’Neill

Click here to preview and purchase the exclusive art print…

For tickets and further information please go to the website: www.starwarscelebration.com

Pictured art: I Am No Jedi by Danny Haas

Anime Boston 2017 Schedule Announced

Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, hits town this weekend and just in time has released the full event schedule for signings, screenings, cosplay events, fan panels, and more: www.animeboston.com/coninfo/schedule

Highlights include:

 

CA – James Hong Signing

Actor James Hong (Kung Fu Panda, Big Trouble in Little China, Mulan) signs at Dark Delicacies on Saturday April 1st at 4pm. Mr. Hong will sign photos ($20) and items brought in to promote the screening of Director’s Cut of the original Blade Runner at the Colony Theater that evening.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

AB – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at the Stampede Corral on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:30 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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Stampede Corral
1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W1
+1 403-261-0111

From Wildstorm To Wonder Woman, DC Entertainment Presents Stellar Lineup of Guests & Panels at WonderCon 2017

Press Release:

DC Entertainment descends on WonderCon with an expansive weekend schedule of talent appearances and panels. Beginning Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, at the Anaheim Convention Center, DC’s activities will include news on upcoming DC Universe Rebirth and DC’s Young Animal storylines, a 25th anniversary celebration of WildStorm, along with a can’t-miss signing appearance from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins!

Revisit the WildStorm Universe with DC Publisher Jim Lee, along with fellow artists and writers, as they honor the seminal legacy with this retrospective celebration. Attendees will be treated to behind-the-scenes photos, stories, drawing demonstrations and a first look at new stories and art from THE WILDSTORM 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL out in August. The panel will also share news about the latest generation of WildStorm storytelling from the new pop-up imprint curated by Warren Ellis, placing these beloved characters into reimagined stories.

Saturday will be a celebration of all things Wonder Woman with exclusive booth giveaways, a Wonder Woman cosplay meet-up and photo opportunity in the DC booth at 2:30 pm, followed by a fan signing with Wonder Woman film director Patty Jenkins. The Warner Bros. Pictures action adventure film hits theaters June 2.

The booth will also host an ongoing schedule of signings featuring some of the best writers and artists in comics, including Jim Lee, Mariko Tamaki, James Tynion IV, and Gerard Way, alongside voice talent from the new animated original movie Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and popular series DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, and Justice League Action. Fans can also preview brand-new offerings from DC Collectibles, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and an up-close look at Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume.

Available for purchase at the Graphitti Designs booth (#1001) are WonderCon exclusive items including ALL-STAR BATMAN #8, BATWOMAN #1, HARLEY QUINN #16, BATMAN #19, DOOM PATROL #5, DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #8 and a t-shirt designed by Michael Cho.

DC’s WonderCon programming features must-attend panels showcasing bestselling series, iconic characters and DC Collectibles.  Panels include:

DC’S YOUNG ANIMAL
Friday, March 31, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Room: 300DE 

Featuring Eisner Award-winning writer and My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way (DOOM PATROL, CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE) and the writers and artists behind the groundbreaking series from the pop-up imprint DC’s Young Animal, the panel will feature Jon Rivera (CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE), Jody Houser (MOTHER PANIC), Cecil Castellucci (SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL) and more.

DC COLLECTIBLES
Friday, March 31, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Room: 207

Join the DC Collectibles crew, including the group’s Executive Director Jim Fletcher and super fan and DC All Access co-host Jason Inman, along with a few surprise guests, to get the latest news about the must-have action figures, statues, prop replicas, busts and more. Find out how they create and develop so many incredible products, and what’s coming up from DC Collectibles.

WILDSTORM 25th ANNIVERSARY
Saturday, April 1, 11:30 – 12:30 pm, Room: 300DE

Twenty-five years in the making and hosted by Jim Lee, this must-see panel will gather together WildStorm writers and artists, including Ryan Benjamin, Carlos D’Anda, Richard Friend, Mark Irwin, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Sinclair, and Scott Williams to discuss the imprint’s ongoing legacy.

DC ESSENTIAL
Saturday, April 1, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room: 300DE

Moderated by DC All Access co-host Jason Inman, DC Essential celebrates the world of DC and its iconic characters. With its in-depth discussion about the most beloved Super Heroes in pop culture, the panel features Marv Wolfman, Phil Jimenez, Shawna Benson, Julie Benson, Marc Andreyko, and Sterling Gates.

DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH
Saturday, April 1, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Room: 300DE

Filled with hope and optimism, engaging storylines and dynamic characters, fans can dive into DC’s blockbuster Rebirth line from the talented writers and artists bringing these stories to life, including Chad Hardin, Phil Jimenez, Danny Miki, Shawna Benson, Julie Benson, Sam Humphries, James Tynion IV, and John Semper, Jr.

ART MASTERS: DRAWING DC
Sunday, April 2, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Room: 210

Home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today, panelists including Bernard Chang, Tyler Kirkham, and Chad Hardin will offer a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of DC’s most celebrated series.

DC’s booth (#1101) at WonderCon will also host an ongoing schedule of talent signings including:

Friday, March 31, 2017

Alex Sinclair (DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE)

Cecil Castellucci (SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL)

*Gerard Way (YOUNG ANIMAL)

*Jim Lee (SUICIDE SQUAD)

Jody Houser (MOTHER PANIC)

John Semper, Jr. (CYBORG)

Jon Rivera (CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE)

Julie and Shawna Benson (BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY)

Mariko Tamaki (SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER)

Mark Russell (THE FLINTSTONES)

Phil Jimenez (SUPERWOMAN)

Sam Humphries (GREEN LANTERNS)

*Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Voice Actors

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Alex Sinclair (DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE)

Bernard Chang (NEW SUPER-MAN, BATMAN BEYOND)

Cecil Castellucci (SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL)

Chad Hardin (HARLEY QUINN)

Danny Miki (BATMAN)

*Gerard Way (YOUNG ANIMAL)

James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS)

*Jim Lee (SUICIDE SQUAD)

Jody Houser (MOTHER PANIC)

John Semper, Jr. (CYBORG)

Jon Rivera (CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE)

Julie and Shawna Benson (BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY)

Marguerite Sauvage (DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS)

*Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman Director)

Phil Jimenez (SUPERWOMAN)

Sam Humphries (GREEN LANTERNS)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Chad Hardin (HARLEY QUINN)

*DC Super Hero Girls Voice Actors

*Justice League Action Voice Actors

Mark Russell (THE FLINTSTONES)

Marv Wolfman (THE NEW TEEN TITANS)

Sam Humphries (GREEN LANTERNS)

*Teen Titans Go! Voice Actors

* denotes a wristband is required

Wristbands will be required for select signings in the DC booth. Fans must visit Hall D each morning for more details on how to participate in the ticket drawing.

Download the new DC All Access mobile app for a complete list of panels, behind-the-scenes coverage and in-depth interviews directly from DC’s web series, DC All Access. The app is available for free at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

MN – Animaniacs LIVE

Press Release:

ANIMANIACS LIVE! in Concert is coming to the Ordway on Sunday April 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM! Randy Rogel, Emmy-winning composer of the original 1992-1998 show, teams up with Emmy-winner (1998, Pinky and the Brain) Rob Paulsen (Yakko Warner) to sing an evening of songs from the hit show. Clips from the series, and anecdotes from Rogel and Paulsen will run in between songs such as “Yakko’s World” and “Variety Speak.” If you are a fan who has been aching for something new pertaining to Animaniacs, this is your time! And whether you love live music, animation, or the original show, ANIMANIACS LIVE! is an experience you don’t want to miss.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-4222

KS – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at Liberty Hall on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 8:00 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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Liberty Hall
644 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 749-1972

Star Wars Celebration Welcomes Freddie Prinze Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar

Freddie Prinze Jr. (the voice of Kanan Jarrus) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (the voice of the Seventh Sister), will be at Star Wars Celebration! For tickets and further information please go to the website: www.starwarscelebration.com

Freddie Prinze Jr.: Kanan, Star Wars: Rebels

As one of the faces of the 1990s, Freddie rose to fame starring in such movies as She’s All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and the sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. He later starred in the Scooby Doo franchise and Summer Catch opposite Jessica Biel.

In 2005 Freddie created and starred in a sitcom for ABC based on his own life, and aptly named Freddie.
Post-Freddie, Prinze has guest starred on programs like Psych, Boston Legal, and The George Lopez Show.
In 2010 Freddie joined the cast of 24 for its final season as “Agent Cole Ortiz,” CTU’s New York Director of Operations. His memorable arc found him playing both sides as he navigated a complex relationship with “Dana Walsh” (Katee Sackhoff) while serving in the field alongside Kiefer Sutherland’s “Jack Bauer” as they fight to protect New York from terrorists.

In 2016 Freddie was the host for USA’s First Impressions with Dana Carvey and released his first cookbook Back in the Kitchen in June. Currently, Freddie voices the Jedi character Kanan in the animated series Star Wars Rebels, which airs on Disney XD.

Also an active writer and producer, Freddie lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Seventh Sister, Star Wars: Rebels

Determined and accomplished are two words that best describe Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner Sarah Michelle Gellar. Beginning her career as a child actress, Gellar has remained a leader on the road of success.  A veteran of television, theater and the big screen, Gellar’s list of credits are long, which has helped her build and maintain her status in the industry.

Gellar is well known for her work on the small screen including CBS’ The Crazy Ones opposite Robin Williams, her role as the iconic Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CW’s Ringer and ABC’s All My Children. Gellar is also the voice of the Seventh Sister ‘Inquisitor’ on Disney XD’s popular Star Wars Rebels.

Gellar’s film credits include Das Films’ Veronika Decides To Die, The Yari Film Group’s Possession, The Air I Breathe, Southland Tales, The Grudge, The Grudge 2, Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo: Monsters Unleashed, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, Cruel Intentions, and Harvard Man. In 2009 Gellar starred and served as the executive producer in the HBO TV movie The Wonderful Maladys. 

No stranger to the world of voice over, Gellar lent her voice in Lionsgate’s Happily N’Ever After, Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, Fox’s The Simpsons and American Dad, and Warner Brothers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Gellar recently stepped into a new role, entrepreneur, launching Foodstirs in along with Galit Laibow, and Greg Fleishman. Foodstirs is a culinary lifestyle brand that offers convenient, delicious and healthier ways to bring families together in the kitchen.  From creative baking kits to premium signature quick-scratch baking mixes Foodstirs inspires creativity and curiosity, while emphasizing the importance of a healthier lifestyle. All ingredients are crafted perfectly for a homemade taste using premium, non-gmo ingredients, free of preservatives, artificial dyes and flavors.

Gellar also lends her time and support to child and hunger organizations as an advocate and activist. She works closely with No Kid Hungry and Good+ as well as the nonprofit organization CARE. In May 2007, Sarah traveled to Guatemala, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Africa to observe firsthand CARE’s work in Girls’ Education. “An educated girl becomes an empowered woman who has more control over her life and well-being of her family,” says Gellar.

Sarah is also an advocate for breast cancer awareness and participated in Ford’s 2003 ‘Tied to the Cause’ campaign benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Gellar was an honoree at the 2003 Young Survivors Coalition. She has also donated her time and talent to the ‘Make-a-Wish Foundation’ and has spent time in the Dominican Republic working as a volunteer for ‘Habitat for Humanity.’  Additionally, she has been involved with ‘Project Angel Food’ for the fight against hunger, the ‘Starbright Foundation,’ ‘Planned Parenthood,’ and the ‘Los Angeles Free Clinic.’

A New York native, Gellar resides in Los Angeles.

A New World: The Music of Final Fantasy at MomoCon 2017

March 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Georgia, Other, Video Games

Press Release:

MomoCon 2017 welcomes our first Japanese guest, composer Naoshi Mizuta! He will be joining us for panels and the New World: The Music of Final Fantasy concert on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 PM. Tickets are available now.

Naoshi Mizuta began his career scoring the Street Fighter series where he was part of the sound team for Street Fighter Alpha in 1995. Working with Square, his first assignment was to score Parasite Eve II, then went on to be the main composer for Final Fantasy XI, with assistance from Nobuo Uematsu and Kumi Tanioka. Mizuta remained with the Final Fantasy XI project for over ten years, serving as the sole composer for the game’s five expansions, and considers it his life’s work.

Mizuta has also worked on several other projects for Square Enix, including Blood of Bahamut and Guardian Cross. He has also worked on many other games in the Final Fantasy series, including Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Naoshi Mizuta will make an appearance alongside the New World Players on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 pm for A New World: The Music of Final Fantasy at MomoCon 2017.

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