Tekken 7 Tournament 2016 Part of the Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour

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Press Release:

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE TEKKEN 7: THE KING OF THE IRON FIST TOURNAMENT 2016 FOR NORTH AMERICA

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 19, 2016) – Leading video game developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America , scheduled to hit major North American cities throughout the rest of the year in anticipation of the home console release of TEKKEN 7 .

The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America aims to bring together the top TEKKEN players from around the country for the largest ever TEKKEN tournament in North America for a knockdown, drag-out competition through 18 different cities across the United States and Canada for bragging rights and cash prizes. The nationwide tournament series is the only place in North America for fans to get their hands on the arcade version of TEKKEN 7.

“The TEKKEN series is a cornerstone of the fighting game community and continues to evolve and advance the genre forward with each installment,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Director of TEKKEN Project at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “I’m excited to see what the North American TEKKEN community is made of as they compete over the next seven months in the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 in North America.”

“The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America series of events expands upon our tournament footprint that was set in motion earlier this year through our partnership with Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The added reach of the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America events will ensure that TEKKEN fans across the country will have an opportunity to experience the next chapter of the storied TEKKEN videogame franchise and compete for cash and glory.”

The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America began on February 19, 2016 at Wizard World in Portland, OR and will continue through November 6, 2016 at the Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour in Pittsburg, PA.  Tournaments will be held at Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour sites and key fighting game circuit cities. Each tournament event will feature a prize pool of $3,000 with a final prize pool of $20,000 at the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America finals. For full tournament rules and regulations please visit

https://www.bandainamcoent.com/news/tekken-tour-na .

TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America schedule and locations:

 

Date Location Event
February 19-21 Portland, OR Wizard World
March 18-20 Atlanta, GA Final Round
April 1-3 St. Louis, MO Wizard World
April 29-May 1 Des Moines, WA NorthWest Majors
May 6-8 Minneapolis, MN Wizard World
May 27-29 Chicago, IL Combo Breaker
June 2-5 Philadelphia, PA Wizard World
June 17-19 Sacramento, CA Wizard World
July 29-31 Columbus, OH Wizard World
August 18-21 Chicago, IL Wizard World
August 19-21 Philadelphia, PA Summer Jam X
September 9-11 Richmond, VA Wizard World
September 23-25 Austin, TX Wizard World
October 14-16 Southern California SoCal Regionals
October 28-30 Toronto, Canada Canada Cup
November 4-6 Pittsburgh, PA Wizard World

 

Date Location Event
TBA TBA TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016
North America Final

 

About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN ®, GALAGA ®,TEKKEN ®, SOULCALIBUR ®, and ACE COMBAT ®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z ®, and ONE PIECE ®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com orwww.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS .

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic cons, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming 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 launched Wizard World Store ( www.shopwizardworld.com ), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ ( www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

Wizard World 2016 schedule available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html .

All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Press Release © 2016 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

ON – Terra Quill Signings

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Shawn Daley appears at Big B Comics locations in Niagara Falls on Saturday May 21st from 1:00-4:00 PM and Hamilton on Saturday May 28th from 1:00-4:00 PM for two separate signings of TERRA QUILL.

Big B Comics
6465 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1V4
289-296-2968

1045 Upper James Street, Hamilton, ON L9C 3A6
905-318-9636

ON – Bryan Lee O’Malley Signing

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Bryan Lee O’Malley, award-winning Canadian cartoonist best known for his Scott Pilgrim series, adapted for film by Universal Pictures and his graphic novel Seconds, released by Ballantine Books, appears at The ARTS Project on Friday May 20th at 4:00 PM. The signing will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Brian Garside, avid comic reviewer and collector.  This is a FREE Event but please register at the link.

RSVP on Facebook!

The ARTS Project
203 Dundas Street, London, Ontario N6A 1G4, Canada
+1 519-642-2767

Toronto Toy and Video Game Show (June 2016)

Toronto

Convention Name
Toronto Toy & Video Game Show | Free Parking! Free For Kids!
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontotoyshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/26/2016
About This Convention
The Toronto Toy Show is back!!

Sunday June 26th, 2016
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave

Admission $5.00, Kids Free! Parking Free!

Join us on Sunday June 26th for an action packed day of buying/selling and trading new and vintage toys including:

Batman, Barbie, Dinky, GI Joe, He-Man, Hot Wheels, Lego, Pokemon, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Star Wars, Superman,Transformers, WWE, Yu-Gi-Oh and much more!

Video Games are becoming red hot and becoming extremely collectible! Looking to find an old school game or trade in your old one? We’ll have them all: Atari, NES Nintendo, Nintendo 64, SEGA 32, SEGA, SEGA Genesis, SEGA Saturn, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, playstation, XBOX and so much more!

Looking to become a vendor? Please rsvp as soon as possible as space is limited. Tables are $79 including HST per six foot table.

Vendor parking is also free.

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, ON M3L 1A5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

Toronto

Toronto Comic Book Show (TCBS) (June 2016)

TCBS

Convention Name
TCBS Toronto Sunday June 12, 2016 Free Parking! Free For Kids!
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontocomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/12/2016
About This Convention
Sunday June 12th 2016!

60 Vendors! Prizes Every Hour! Tons of prizes!!

Over $1M of the very best in new and vintage comics books!

Thousands of books priced from just $1-$10,000 plus much more!

The hottest single day pure comic book show in Ontario!

This should be our biggest should of the year!

Special pricing on select books!

Truck loads of $1 bins!!

Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
10AM-4PM

FREE PARKING! FREE FOR KIDS!
Adults just $5!

For more info, please visit: www.torontocomicbookshow.com

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, ON M3L 1A5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

West Toronto Card and Collector Show (June 2016)

Toronto

Convention Name
West Toronto Card & Collector Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.westtorontocardshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/05/2016
About This Convention
Sunday June 05, 2016

45 tables + HUGE PRIZES!!

Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave (Hwy 400/401)
Near Yorkdale Mall and Toronto Pearson Aiport!

The very best in sports cards, memorabilia, autographs, jerseys, a few vintage toys and comics too!

Find all your favourite Toronto Blue Jays, Maples Leafs and Raptors
memorabila!

Tons of giveaways and freebies for the kids too!

For more info, please visit www.westtorontocardshow.com

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, ON M3L 1A5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
45
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Sports
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Collectibles

The Hespeler (Cambridge) Card and Collector Show (May 2016)

Hespeler

Convention Name
The Hespeler (Cambridge) Card & Collector Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.thehespelercardshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/28/2016
About This Convention
Saturday, May 28th, 2016

25-30 Exhibits!

Hespeler Memorial Arena
640 Ellis Road (Townline/401)
35 minutes east of Toronto Pearson Airport

The very best in sports cards, memorabilia, autographs, jerseys, a few vintage toys and comics too!

Find all your favourite Toronto Blue Jays, Maples Leafs and Raptors
memorabila!

Tons of giveaways and freebies for the kids too!

For more info, please visit www.thehespelercardshow.com

Venue Name and Address
640 Ellis Road
640 Ellis Road
Cambridge, ON N3C 4K1
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Sports
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Collectibles

ON – Denny O’Neil Signing

Hero InitiativePress Release:

Legendary comic book creator and Hero Initiative spokesperson Denny O’Neil is coming to The Dragon on May 21st!

The purpose of this special event is to raise money for the Hero Initiative, which provides a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.

Starting at 2:00 PM, Denny will participate in an in-store signing event, with special guest Ty Templeton. CGC signature series is an option for this event. Autograph fee of $20 for CGC purposes. $10 for all other signatures, and Ty will be sketching. We will have lots of stories that Denny worked on available, and anything bought from The Dragon that day we will provide 10% to Hero Initiative.

In the evening we really kick it up a notch! We will be hosting a party with Denny! Denny will be interviewed by Ty about his long history in comics, and afterwards we will have a meet & greet with the pros. Limited capacity for this event! Tickets will be available at The Dragon.

Seriously, you need to be here and help us raise money for a hugely important cause.

Denny O’Neil wrote or worked as editor on some of the most famous books in comic history!

Denny wrote the Green Lantern / Green Arrow ‘Hard Luck Heroes’ stories that pushed the boundaries of comics in the 70’s. He wrote some of the most famous Batman stories of the 70’s, including The Laughing Fish. He wrote Iron Man when Tony Stark gave up being Iron Man. He had Superman face the greatest of all time in ‘Superman vs Muhammad Ali’.

He created the characters Ra’s Al Ghul, Talia Al Ghul, Azrael, Green Lantern John Stewart, The Iron Monger (the villain in the first Iron Man movie), and put James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the Iron Man armour.

As editor of the Batman universe he oversaw some of the most famous or important Batman stories of all time, such as: ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, ‘Batman Year 1’, ‘Batman Year 2’, ‘KnightFall’, ‘No Man’s Land’, ‘The Killing Joke’, ’10 Nights of the Beast’, ‘Batman/Grendel’, and he even edited Daredevil issues 163-200, the Frank Miller run which is basically Season 1 & 2 of the Netflix show.

RSVP on Facebook!

The Dragon
Old Quebec Street Mall, 55 Wyndham St. N., Guelph, Ontario N1H7T8
519-763-5544

NB – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Press Release:

Saturday, May 7th is the biggest comic book day of the year, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Join The Comic Hunter all day long, starting at 8am, for tons of giveaways, big sales, BBQ, meet and greets with local artists, and just tons fun! The first 100 people through the door will also get a free prize pack!

Some of the fun stuff happening will be:

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Meet and Great with local artists
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Nick Bradshaw (Spidey, Wolverine and the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy)
Danica Brine/Karibu
(8am-1pm)

Larry Higgins
(8am-5pm)

Adam Atkinson and David Coates
(8am-5pm)

Melissa Vienneau
(8am-1pm)

Jean-Francois Beaulieu

(possibly more to be annouced)

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-BBQ starting at 10am hosted by Muddy River Rollers
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-Costume Contest (8am-12pm)
Just show up in your best costume/cosplay! We’ll be taking pictures all day and announcing winners over the next few days after wards. Categories for kids and adults! See below for more information.
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-Tons of giveaways!

-Free Comics For Everyone (10 per person)

-SALES ON EVERYTHING IN THE STORE, DETAILS COMING SOON!

(The Magic The Gathering counter will be closed for the day)

COSTUME CONTEST DETAILS (8am-12Pm)
The costume contest will just be a simple “show up and get your picture taken” thing.

We’ll be taking pictures of all the participants, ,and announcing the winners the next day.

Winners will be the following!
13 and up: Best Costume ($75 gift certificate) & Runner-Up ($25 gift certificate)
12 and under: Our 2 favourite and coolest costumes each will get a $50 gift certificate.

FUNDRAISING DETAILS
The Comic Hunter will be raising funds for the Moncton Public Library during FCBD. Any donations made will be matched 100% by us in the form of a donation to the library to their Graphic Novel section!

RSVP on Facebook!

The Comic Hunter (Moncton)
467 Main St. Suite 300, Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 1C2
+1 506-855-4950

AB – Time Served Signing

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Kyle Charles and David Croteau appear at Happy Harbor Comics on Wednesday April 27, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Join us at Happy Harbor Comics as we celebrate local creators making their debut in Heavy Metal Magazine! Issue #280 arrives on shelves April 27th, and we’re bringing the boys in for a little meet-n-greet. Kyle Charles is an accomplished Canadian comics creator and a past Artist-in-Residence at Happy Harbor, and we’re always happy to host him and his friends! David Croteau is the colorist for their new story, Time Served, which debuts in Heavy Metal #280!
Copies of the brand-new issue will be available for sale on April 27th, so you can get your copy signed by Kyle and/or David while you’re chatting with them about their experiences working for the long-running staple of underground comics!

Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
780-452-8211

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