Big guest list announced for Daytona Comic Book Convention

Lots of guest for all to meet at the April 23, 2017 Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention.

Special guest is Tugg the superhero dog.

Comic Book Guest

John Beatty, artist/ inker/ Marvel / DC / Image / Dark Horse — added 02/10/2017
Bill Black, artist / writer / publisher / film producer/maker
John Crowther, creator and writer of “Rochelle The Teen Cockroach”
Nicola Cuti, artist / writer / editor
Mark S. Dail, artist / inker
Jake Estrada, writer / artist / publisher
Jim Fern, artist / illustrator
Barry Gregory, writer / artist / publisher
Jenni Gregory, creator / writer/ artistist
Viet Huynh, custom action figures
Kevin LaPorte, writer / editor / publisher
Joe Lovece, author
Javier Lugo, artist / creator
Roland Mann, writer / editor
George Moss, design and illustration
Christopher Orta, artist
Martin T. Pierro, owner / publisher / author for Cosmic Times
Monica RavenWolf, artist, illustrator
Joe Rivera, artist/ inker/ Marvel / DC / Image / Dark Horse / Valiant
Richard Savidge, artist
Tim Tyler, artist
Nikolai Volkoff, wrestling legend and collaborator with John Crowther in a new comic book series which chronicles his life.
Jeff Whiting, artist / inker
Jade Woodruff, creator, writer, artist, Bento Studios

Media Guest

King of the B movies Joel D. Wynkoop, actress M. Catherine Wynkoop, actor Tom Antalek, pod cast and radio Super Radio Bros, daily podcast the Riley and Kimmy Show.

Entertainment

Face painting and balloon creations by Fun Faces Balloon Creations

Lots of vendors with comics from the golden age to the present. Toys, action figures, collectibles and more for sale. Floor plan, advance tickets and vendor list along with more info on guest can be found at our web site.
http://daytonabeachcomicconvention.com/

The Darkside invades MegaCon

The dark side of the force will be strong at MegaCon!

Spencer Wilding of Rogue One & Ray Park of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace join the lineup!

www.MegaConOrlando.com

Many More Guests Announced for Star Wars Celebration 2017

Big updated as Peter Mayhew, Daniel Logan & Ray Park just announced for Star Was Celebration in Orlando April 13-16, 2017!

Check the website HERE for all the latest guest announcements!

SF – Big Mushy Happy Lump Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen, creator of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, appears at The Booksmith on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM to sign her latest collection Big Mushy Happy Lump!

Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.

In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah’s Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.

RSVP on Facebook!

The Booksmith
1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688

SPOOKY EMPIRE GOES RETRO AS IT BRINGS EPIC GUESTS TO ITS MID-SEASON CONVENTION

Spooky Empire Retro
NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SPOOKY EMPIRE GOES RETRO AS IT BRINGS EPIC GUESTS TO ITS MID-SEASON CONVENTION

Mid-season convention to feature exciting exhibitors, celebrities, meet & greets, tattoo festival, numerous vendors and more!

ORLANDO, FL – Spooky Empire, host of one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation,announces its return to The Wyndham Orlando Resort for their mid-season convention happening April 21 – 23, 2017. The 3-day annual weekend will feature an array of activities including celebrity autographs with meet & greets, Q&A’s led by special guests, and a tattoo festival with more than 25+ artists.

Celebrity guests and highlights include Malcolm McDowell from the classic cult movie A Clockwork Orange as well as Tank Girl and Star Trek: Generations.He will be joining the cast of Rob Zombie’s Halloween withTyler ManeScout Compton and Kristina Klebe. Also in attendance is Dee Snider, rock icon and lead singer for Twisted Sister who will participate in a Q&A hosted by MTV’s Riki Rachtman. Other expected guests include:

  • Joan Cusack from the Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate EventsShameless and the voice of Jessie from Disney’s Toy Story movies
  • Ernie Hudson of the original 1984 Ghostbusters
  • Shannon Purser from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things and the CW’s new series Riverdale
  • Ryan Lambert and Andre Gower from the classic movie Monster Squad

And many more to be announced leading up to the convention.

The thrilling weekend will kick off Friday afternoon with a special Day of the Dead Processional starting at 12:00 p.m. at Uno Pizzeria & Grill on International Drive. Prior to the procession, walkers will have the opportunity to look like the iconic sugar skull painted on their faces by special effect make-up artists.

Throughout the spooky weekend guests, all dressed in jaw-dropping costumes and cosplay, will enjoy vendors and haunting exhibitors that will offer the ultimate in merchandise including art, movies, toys, props, action figures, comic books, special effects, clothing, and jewelry. The weekend will also include an array of after-hours events for paid attendees on Friday kicking off with a tribute to the late Rockstar, Prince, to commemorate the one year anniversary of his death and Saturday night guests will enjoy a “Rocktail” pool party.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase 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. VIP Packages are $199 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 eleven years old are free.

Rooms are available at The Wyndham Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $119 per night. Rooms can be reserved by calling 1-800-421-8001. 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.Follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).

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.

Norman Reedus Visits the Rhode Island Comic Con

The Walking Dead Star is added as a Special Guest

Also at RICC:

Steve Guttenberg
That’s right Mahoney is headed to Rhode Island Comic Con!
Steve is an actor, author,producer, and director. He is best known for his role as Officer Carey Mahoney in the Police Academy Franchise.Cocoon,
David Mazouz
 
Young Bruce Wayne from the hit show Gotham!
Sebastian Roche
Sebastian is best known for his roles on Fringe,Supernatural,The Vampire Diaries,The Originals, and
For more info visit the website HERE!

Melbourne Toy and Comic Con is March 19th!

Join us on Sunday March 19, 2017 for a day full of toys, comics, collectibles, cosplay, face painting, costume contest and more.

Melbourne Toy and Comic Con will be held at the Melbourne Auditorium 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne, Florida.
Admission is $10.00 at the door. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM.

Great guest to meet like Tugg, Blake and Kim Ovard, John Beatty, Roland Mann, Barry and Jenni Gregory, Tim Proctor, Martin Pierro, Tim Proctor, Jon Pinto, Jess Blais and more.
Gaming by Get Your Fun On
Panels and costume contest by Viera Comics
Co-sponsored by Famous Faces and Funnies
See more on the web site at http://www.melbournetoyandcomiccon.com

TX – Big Mushy Happy Lump Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen, creator of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, appears at BookPeople on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection Big Mushy Happy Lump!

Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.

In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah’s Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

WA – First Second Panel

Comic creators Gene Luen Yang, Scott Westerfeld, Matthew Loux, Penelope Bagieu, and Box Brown appear on a panel moderated by Jen Vaughan at the Seattle Public Library on Friday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

First Second Books publishes great graphic novels for every type of reader. We’ll be celebrating their work with a panel of their most talented creators: Gene Yang, Scott Westerfeld, Matthew Loux, Penelope Bagieu, and Box Brown, moderated by Jen Vaughn. Learn about their books and their backgrounds, and join in a rousing game of Pictionary, where the audience and artists compete for bragging rights!

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His graphic novel set Boxers and Saints won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has also written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman.

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. His second graphic novel with publisher First Second is Tetris: The Games People Play. Brown launched the independent comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.

Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982, to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a bestselling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band, and watches lots of nature shows. Exquisite Corpse was her first graphic novel to be published in the United States. California Dreamin’, a graphic novel biography of Mama Cass of “The Mamas and the Papas” will publish on March 7th for International Women’s Day.

Matthew Loux is the author and artist of Sidescrollers and the five-volume Salt Water Taffy series published by Oni Press. Sidescrollers was placed on the 2008 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, and in 2009 Salt Water Taffy was placed on the Texas Library Association’s prestigious Maverick list. Matthew also illustrated the graphic novel F-Stop and the board book Good Night, Gabbaland based on the Nick Jr. television show Yo Gabba Gabba. He resides in Brooklyn.

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the worldwide bestselling Uglies series and the Locus Award–winning Leviathan series, and is co-author of the Zeroes trilogy. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy.

RSVP on Facebook!

Seattle Public Library
Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 386-4636

MD – Big Mushy Happy Lump Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen, creator of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection Big Mushy Happy Lump!

Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.

In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah’s Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.

Barnes & Noble – Johns Hopkins University
3330 Saint Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 662-5850

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