October 24, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
NICHELLE NICHOLS (Uhura in Star Trek) has just been addded to the guest list for Florida Supercon 2014 at our “NEW LOCATION” The Miami Beach Convention Center July 3-6, 2014!
Nichelle Nichols is an actress, singer and voice artist, best known for her role as Uhura in Star Trek, a role that she portrayed for over 40 years in the original Star Trek television series, the Star Trek animated series and the Star Trek film series. Prior to her acting career, Nichelle sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. Some of her other notable television, animation and film roles include: Heroes (Nana Dawson), Futurama (as herself in two episodes), Gargoyles: The Animated Series (Diane Maza), Batman: The Animated Series (Thoth-Kopeira), The Simpsons (as herself), Snow Dogs, Truck Turner (opposite Issac Hayes), Lady Magdalene’s, The Torturer, and The Cabonauts (CJ).
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Stan Sakai and Mike Richardson appear at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from noon till 3:00 PM!
The Rabbit Samurai in Portland: Stan Sakai on Usagi Yojimbo
Comic artist Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, visits the Portland Art Museum to talk about his award-winning series and to share insights on his drawing techniques in a live demonstration. In 1984, Sakai created the beloved saga of the “rabbit samurai” Usagi Yojimbo, a character inspired by the life of the famous 17th-century samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Usagi lives without a master during an age of unrest and political intrigue, wandering the land on a musha shugyo (warrior’s pilgrimage), and occasionally selling his services as a bodyguard. Sakai’s stories and drawings include faithful references to Edo period (1603-1867) Japanese history and folklore, architecture, armor, and weapons. Usagi Yojimbo is also heavily influenced by Japanese cinema and includes references to the work of Akira Kurosawa (the title of the series is derived from Kurosawa’s 1961 filmYojimbo) and to icons of popular Japanese cinema such as Lone Wolf and Cub, Zatoichi, and Godzilla. Stan is the recipient of a Parents’ Choice Award, an Inkpot Award, an American Library Association Award, a Harvey Award, four Spanish Haxtur Awards, and several Eisner Awards. In 2003, he won the prestigious National Cartoonists Society Award in the Comic Book Division, and in 2011 Stan received the Cultural Ambassador Award from the Japanese American National Museum.
The Lure of the Samurai: A conversation with Stan Sakai and Mike Richardson
Two legendary figures in the comic art world, Stan Sakai and Mike Richardson, come together to talk about their passion for all things samurai. Why is the figure of the samurai such an enduring subject in the popular imagination, especially for comic artists and readers? Mike Richardson is the founder and president of Portland-based Dark Horse Comics. He and artist Stan Sakai recently collaborated on the short series 47 Ronin, among the best-known tales in Japanese history. The legend of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their disgraced master epitomizes the samurai code of honor and has been endlessly interpreted throughout the ages. Learn more about how Richardson and Sakai brought their creative energies together for this critically acclaimed series.
Stan Sakai will sign copies of his books at 1:00pm and will be joined by Mike Richardson at 2:30pm following their conversation. Bring your own copies or visit the Museum Shop to purchase selected titles.
Download free Usagi Yojimbo video game
In conjunction with Samurai!, the Museum is pleased to present a special free version of Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin, a new video game based on the comic book. It is the first video game in 25 years featuring characters from the award-winning Usagi Yojimbo comic-book series by Stan Sakai. Players who visit Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collectiongain access to a special passcode that will allow them to unlock a special level of the game. The video game was developed by Happy Giant in association with Dark Horse Comics. Developed exclusively for Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Licensed with permission.
Tickets $20, free for museum members. Ticket includes entry to both the noon and 1:30 talks, as well as admission to Samurai!and other Museum exhibitions. Purchase advance tickets online. This event is a partnership between the Museum and Dark Horse Comics.
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205
William Harms, comic, graphic novel, and game author, signs his new Top Cow book, 39 MINUTES, at Escapist Comic Bookstore on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:00pm. He has written for some the largest and most prestigious entertainment companies in the world, including Sony Entertainment, 2K, Ubisoft, Techland, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Sega, and Top Cow. His comic book work includes the acclaimed vampire series Impaler (which was a finalist for the International Horror Guild Award), 39 Minutes, and writing comics featuring Captain America, The Avengers, and Wolverine, among others. He was the writer of inFamous, an exclusive title for the PS3 and published by Sony; InFamous received IGN’s “Best Story of 2009″ award. He also wrote the story for InFamous 2.
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
October 3, 2013 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Manga, Movies, New York, New York Comic Con, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
SIGNINGS IN DARK HORSE BOOTH #1636
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
3:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
5:00 p.m. HALO: Frank O’Connor, Christopher Schlerf
6:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
7:00 p.m. EVE ONLINE: B. Börkur Eiríksson
8:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
10:00 a.m. SCIENCE FICTION COMICS: Ron Randall (Trekker), Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade), Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas (Gamma)
11:00 a.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
12:00 p.m. THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson
1:00 p.m. NEW SUPERHEROES FROM GREAT CREATORS: Mike Norton and Dennis Hopeless (The Answer!), Bryan J. L. Glass (Furious), Donny Cates (Buzzkill, Hunter Quaid), Eliot Rahal (Hunter Quaid)
2:00 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Smoke/Ashes), Chris Peterson (Grindhouse), Tim Seeley (Ex Sanguine), Tom Mandrake (To Hell You Ride), Jonathan Maberry (Project TBA)
3:00 p.m. HUSBANDS: Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, Sean Hemeon
4:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
4:00 p.m. CONAN, STAR WARS, THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood
5:00 p.m. THE STAR WARS, STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI: Jonathan Rinzler, Jan Duursema
6:00 p.m. DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Frank Barbiere (Blackout), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Fred Van Lente and Freddie Williams II (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
10:00 a.m. LONE WOLF & CUB: Kazuo Koike (Courtesy of Wikia: Masters of Animanga)
11:00 a.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow
12:00 p.m. WHEDONVERSE COMICS: Dan Dos Santos, Jane Espenson, Scott Fischer, Victor Gischler, Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, Steve Morris (Angel & Faith, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity)
1:00 p.m. GRENDEL 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Matt Wagner
1:00 p.m. Greg Rucka: Project TBA
1:00 p.m. BUZZKILL: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
2:00 p.m. THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, P.J. Byrne (voice actor for Bolin)
*Ticketed event. Come to the Dark Horse booth when NYCC opens on Friday and Saturday mornings for the chance to draw a signing ticket while supplies last. Learn the latest about The Legend of Korra by signing up for Korra Nation at the link!
3:30 p.m. THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Becky Cloonan, Shaun Simon
4:30 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Victor Gischler (Kiss Me, Satan!, Clown Fatale), James Harren (Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D.), Cameron Stewart (Sin Titulo, B.P.R.D.), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden)
5:30 p.m. THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown
5:30 p.m. MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt
6:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
10:00 a.m. BLOODHOUND: Dan Jolley, Robin Riggs
10:00 a.m. THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere, Toby Cypress
10:00 a.m. AMALA’S BLADE: Michael Dialynas
11:00 a.m. ITTY BITTY HELLBOY: Art Baltazar, Franco
12:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
12:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA
12:00 p.m. S.H.O.O.T. FIRST: Justin Aclin, Nicolás Daniel Selma
1:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini
2:00 p.m. MONSTERS! & OTHER STORIES: Gustavo Duarte
2:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN LEGION: Diana Leto
3:00 p.m. STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF ENDOR: Zack Giallongo
IMPORTANT: All giveaway, limited edition, and exclusive items are available while supplies last. Free prints, comics, or posters are provided for each signing while supplies last. You may bring items to sign or purchase them at the Dark Horse Store. We reserve the right to restrict the nature and/or limit the number of items to be signed, at our discretion.
Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.
The Family of the late, great and legendary fantasy/sci fi artist Frank Frazetta will be on hand all weekend to meet and greet with his fans. They will have original art and merchandise on hand. Frazetta is best known for his work on comic books, book and album covers including The Death Dealer, Vampirella, Conan and countless more!
Don’t miss out, get your advance tickets today atwww.spookyempire.com!
September 30, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Art Show, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games
Born Nov. 27, 1976 in Pasadena, CA, Jaleel Ahmad White began working in front of the camera in commercials at the age of three, and quickly became a veteran child actor, booking appearances on everything from “The Jeffersons” (CBS, 1975-1985) to “Charlie & Co.” (CBS, 1985-86) to “Mr. Belvedere” (ABC, 1985-1990). In fact, he almost landed the role of “Rudy” on “The Cosby Show” (NBC, 1984-1992) until Bill Cosby decided to make the character a girl. White’s star-making role, however, came from a more unlikely place: a one-time guest spot on the sitcom “Family Matters” (ABC/CBS, 1989-1998) as the cartoonishly nerdy Steve Urkel. Most recently Jaleel has starred on Total Blackout and Dancing with the Stars.
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Wil Wheaton joins musical comedy duo Paul & Storm at the Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday October 6, 2013. Doors open at 7pm! Tickets at the link! Present by Rock On! Concerts and the League Podcast.
A worldwide audience may know him from recent roles as Evil Wil Wheaton on The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Isaac Parrish on EUReKA, or Fawkes on The Guild, but Wil Wheaton’s successful acting career began in 1986 with acclaimed roles in Stand By Me and Toy Soldiers.
He continued to build his resume through his teen years as series regular ‘Wesley Crusher’ on Star Trek: The Next Generation and opposite Robin Williams in Disney’s Flubber. But Wil is much more than just an actor; he’s an author, blogger, podcaster, voice actor, widely-followed original Twitter user, and a champion of geek culture. Wil currently splits his time between acting and writing. He has recurred for several seasons as Doctor Isaac Parrish on SyFy’s hit series EUReKA, as computer hacker Cha0s on TNT’s Leverage, and as a “delightfully evil version” of himself on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory.
After portraying Axis of Anarchy leader Fawkes in two seasons of Felicia Day’s smash hit webseries “The Guild”, she and Wil co-created the internet sensation Tabletop, which runs Day’s Premium YouTube channel, Geek and Sundry. Wil hosts and executive produces the program, currently in its first season.
An avid and passionate tabletop and video gamer, Wil gave the keynote address to the 2007 Penny Arcade Expo, and delivered the inagural keynote address to PAX East in 2010. He has been featured on the long-running Wizards of the Coast Dungeons and Dragons podcast as the Eladrin Avenger Aeofel, and provides voices for numerous videogames, including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Red Dead Redemption, Brütal Legend, Fallout: New Vegas, and DC Universe Online. His has voiced numerous animated characters on series such as Ben 10: Alien Force, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Teen Titans, and Legion of Superheroes.
As an author, he’s published several acclaimed books, including: Just A Geek, Dancing Barefoot, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, and Memories of the Future Volume 1, a humorous and nostalgic episode guide of the first half of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. All of his books grew out of Wil’s immensely popular, award-winning weblogs, which he created at WIL WHEATON dot NET and WIL WHEATON dot NET: in Exile. While most celebrities are happy to let publicists and social media professionals design and maintain their websites, Wil took a decidedly different turn when he started blogging in 2001. He designed, coded, and maintained WWdN entirely on his own, until he “blew up” his sites’ database in 2005 and moved his blog to the TypePad service. In 2012, he returned to his blogging roots at Wil Wheaton dot Net, which is now powered by WordPress.
In the 2002 weblog awards (the bloggies) Wil won every category in which he was nominated, including “Weblog of the Year.” In 2003, Forbes.com readers voted WWdN the “Best Celebrity Weblog.” Wil’s blog was chosen by C|Net for inclusion in their 100 most influential blogs, and is an “A” lister, according to Blogebrity.com. In 2007, Wil was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Bloggie, alongside Internet powerhouses Slashdot and Fark. In the 2008 weblog awards, Wil was voted the “Best Celebrity Blogger,” and in 2009 Forbes named him the 14th most influential web celebrity. This is all amusing to Wil, who doesn’t think of himself as a celebrity, but is instead, “just this guy, you know?”
Paul and Storm
Paul and Storm have been performing as a comedy music duo since 2004. Before that, they were one half of a cappella band Da Vinci’s Notebook. In addition to touring as Paul and Storm, they’re the evil geniuses (along with Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage) of the nerd-oriented variety show “w00tstock”; co-conspirators in “JoCo Cruise Crazy”; and they now have their own webseries, “LearningTown”, which debuted on January 15, 2013 on Geek and Sundry, Felicia Day’s Premium YouTube Channel.
In addition to their extensive activities on the internet, their music has been heard across the country on outlets including the Bob & Tom Show, the Dr. Demento Show, Comedy Central, NPR, and the Drew Carey Show.
Hard Rock Cafe Boston
22-24 Clinton Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses returns to the Citi Wang Theatre with ‘Second Quest,’ on Saturday, November 2. ‘Second Quest’ brings Zelda fans and symphony-goers alike an exciting multimedia experience presenting over 25 years of music from The Legend of Zelda series as never before, including fresh new material exploring additional chapters from the Zelda franchise.
Those new to Symphony of the Goddesses will have the opportunity to experience the beautifully orchestrated four-movement symphonic work from last season, which chronicles fan-favorite moments from the franchise’s rich and storied history, carefully and expertly timed with a gorgeous, larger-than-life orchestral score.
Fans will relive all of their favorite moments from a fully developed and thoughtfully structured program including memorable, beloved melodies from titles including Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening, and more.
VIP Premium Ticket Package Available*
Each PACKAGE costs $150.00 and includes:
One (1) Premium Top Price Ticket within the first 10 rows of the theatre
One (1) Numbered, Limited-Edition Tour Poster, autographed by the show’s creators
One (1) Official “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” Tour T-Shirt
Get the VIP Premium Ticket Package HERE
Wheelchair Accessible VIP Premium Ticket Package Available*
There are a limited amount of wheelchair accessible seats available for the VIP package. 1st seat only is Wheelchair Accessible; up to 3 additional companion seats are available at the time of purchase. Get the Wheelchair Accessible VIP Premium Ticket Package HERE
*Please note you will be contacted via e-mail a few days prior to the actual show date with additional details concerning your VIP package. Information will be sent to the e-mail address provided at the time of purchase.
All packages are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable; No Refunds will be given under any circumstances except in the case of show cancellation. No Name changes will be permitted under any circumstances. Offer subject to availability; seating is limited. Service fees and handling charges apply to internet and phone orders only and are separate from the ticket price. There are no additional fees when you purchase in person at the Citi Performing Arts Center box office.
All ticket prices include a $3.75 Facility Fee
September 19, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
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PalmCon: The Palm Beach County Comic Book and Collectibles Show
When: September 21st 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: The Palm Beach County Convention Center - 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Admission: $9.00 for Adults at the door – $7.00 in advance (on-line), $5.00 for kids 4-13 at the door - $4.00 in advance (on-line), FREE for children 3 and under.
PalmCon: The Palm Beach Comic Book and Collectibles Show is Palm Beach County’s only comic convention of its kind. This is the third year for PalmCon and for the first year we are moving to the Palm Beach County Convention Center occupying over 50,000 square feet of convention space. As with years past, we strive to bring Palm Beach County the best in comics, animation, and pop-culture while providing a fun and safe family friendly atmosphere.
We are pleased to have film and television actor Deep Roy as one of our guests. Most know him for his role as all of the Oompa Loompas in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Deep Roy also holds the honor of being the only actor to appear on screen in all three major science-fiction franchises – Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. He has also appeared in Transformers, The NeverEnding Story, Flash Gordon, Return to Oz, and he had a recurring role in the HBO series Eastbound and Down. Other media guests include Jim Decker and Robert Z’Dar who is known for his B-movie roles but has also appeared in mainstream films such as Tango and Cash.
PalmCon will also play host to some top names in comics including Ethan Van Sciver who is know for his work at DC Comics on Green Lantern, the Flash and most recently Batman. Returning this year will be comic book legend Jose Delbo who has been in the industry for years working on such titles as Wonder Woman, The Transformers, The Twilight Zone and The ThunderCats. Joining us for the first time will be Allen Bellman who is best known for his work on Captain America back in the 1940s at the start of the “golden age of comic books”. Also making a rare convention appearance will be Carlos Castellanos the cocreator of the wildly popular nationally syndicated comic strip Baldo.
Other attractions at PalmCon will include an appearance by the 501st Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs known for their movie accurate Star Wars costumes and community involvement. Also arriving in time for the show will be a replica of the Ghostbusters’s car Ecto-1 along with the Carolina and Miami Ghostbusters fan groups. As an added bonus to PalmCon this year we are bringing in the Art of Akira Exhibit that features original hand panted cells and production art from Japan’s most famous animated film – Akira. PalmCon continues to receive an amazing amount of support from the local comic scene. Most of the major comic shops in South Florida will be represented at PalmCon along with over 100 vendors, artists, publishers and filmmakers. There will be a raffle, a costume contest, and the Indie-Film Screening Room showing short films created by local filmmakers.
This event grew out of Martin T. Pierro’s love for the small hotel and mall comic shows that were a staple of his childhood days in West Palm Beach. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in comic book characters (as evident by the recent blockbuster films The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and The Dark Knight Rises), so it seemed a perfect time to bring these types of shows back to Palm Beach County.
More information and a complete guest/vendor list can be found here:
Feel free to contact Martin with any questions or comments here:
561.601.4137 - PalmCon@CosmicTimes.net
Voice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes Grey Delisle (Azula on Avatar: The Last Airbender, Daphne on Scooby-Doo, Vicky on Fairly OddParents, and many, many more) to the Talkin’ Toons podcast at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club on Wednesday September 18, 2012 at 8:00pm!
18 & over
Two items minimum per person
Seating First Come First Serve
All Shows Have Adult Content
Door Time: 07:15 PM
Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222, Universal City, CA 91608