ToyConNJ 2014 Welcomes Kevin Duhaney and Jeff Parazo

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Press Release:

ToyConNJ is pleased to announce that Kevin Duhaney (Blue Power Ranger) and Jeff Parazo (White Ranger) first East Coast appearance will be at the P.A.L. building 33 Baldwin Rd Parsippany NJ 07054 on October 18 & 19 with over 175 tables of other guests and vendors.

For detailed information log on to www.toyconnj.com or write toyconnj@aol.com

Altoona-Con 1 (November 2014)

On Sunday, NOV. 2, 2014, don’t make excuses. Make Comics’ HISTORY by attending ALTOONA-CON 1, making its debut at the Altoona Grand Hotel, 1 Sheraton Drive (right off of Rt. 99/220, also known as Plank Road), Altoona PA. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

    * Low LOW Admission Price of Just $2 for Teens and Adults means YOU have MORE to SPEND on TENS of THOUSANDS of COMICS (Golden Age to Present), Toys, Action Figures, DVDs, and all manner of Comics Collectibles in the spacious, climate-controlled Dealers’ Room!
    * Dandy DOOR PRIZES to be WON by Lucky Paying Patrons: The Mystery Box ‘O’ Stuff (over $100 value inside…an INSTANT collection!)…plus Bat-Bux $howca$h (faux Gotham City banknotes, good like REAL cash anywhere in the Dealers Room)!   Plus a Special “last-minute” Halloween Surprise!
    * Free, Free, FREE!: FREE Admission for KIDS 12-and-Under! FREE Parking for Con attendees in the Hotel Parking Lot!  FREE Comics for the first 100 Patrons!
    * Guest ARTISTS in Attendance!: Some of Central PA’s cutting-edge Comic ARTIST Talents, live and in-person…signing autographs, greeting fans, sketching, selling Original Art and special publications available nowhere else! Come meet and greet Fandom’s Elite!  Look for our Guest List postings here on ConventionScene.com and the Way Cool Comics Facebook Page later in October!
    * Easy ACCESS: The Grand Hotel has its own traffic light and left-turn access lane to come up Sheraton Drive. The hotel is right next door to the Outback Steakhouse and across the highway from Kings Restaurant. Rt. 99/Business Rt. 220, also known as Plank Road, stretches north-south and intersects Rt. 80 in the north and the PA Turnpike in the south…and crosses over mid-state mainstay Rt. 22, which stretches east-west, linking Blair with Indiana and Huntingdon counties.
    * Altoona-Con is TM & (C) 2014 by Surf Pirate Productions, purveyors of Comic Shows since 1998 and synonymous with Always Affordable Family Entertainment. Come initiate a NEW decade of “Comic Book Marketplace” excitement in Blair County by being part of Altoona-Con 1!
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Summer Glau goes Mega!

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MegaCon is pleased to announce that Summer Glau (Firefly / Arrow) will be in attendance for MegaCon 2015.

Saturday and Sunday appearance only

MegaCon 2015 will be held April 10th-12th, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Building Halls A4-B4. Tickets for MegaCon 2015 will be going on sale Monday, October 13th, 2014. Three Day and Saturday only passes for MegaCon 2015 will be available on a limited basis.

For more info on MegaCon check out the website.

CA – Transformers Star Signs

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Celebrity ambassador Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas) visits Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, October 18 at 11am, to read and sign the Rosemary Wells’ classic, BUNNY CAKES! Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record, mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy.

(NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing and limited to one hour.)

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

Marvel Panel Schedule for NYCC 2014

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Face front, True Believers! Marvel has released their panel schedule for New York Comic Con 2014! They will also live blog the convention so fans can follow along at home. Details at the link!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

Marvel 75th Anniversary:
X-Men- The Shifting Face of Mutantkind
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EDT
Room: 1A18
Join X-Editor Michael Marts as he sits down with the renowned X-Men creators who have shaped the mythos of mutantkind! This retrospective panel takes fans through the X-Men’s publication history and gives them an inside look into the creative process behind fan-favorite characters and books! A can’t-miss-panel for any mutant-lover! Panelists include Fabian Nicieza (CLASSIC X-MEN), Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN), Len Wein (WOLVERINE), and other special guests!


MARVEL: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Room: 1A06
Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice, and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer, Russell Dauterman (THOR), Kelly Sue DeConnick (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Gerry Duggan (NOVA), Sam Humphries (LEGENDARY STAR-LORD), and Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE)!

Marvel 75th Anniversary:
Crafting the Marvel Event
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. EDT
Room: 1A18
Sit down with Executive Editor Tom Brevoort for an inside look into how a major Marvel event is constructed, from the perspective of writers, artists, and editors. Hear first-hand accounts about the creative collaborations that brought you Marvel’s biggest stories! Panelists include Brian Michael Bendis (ALL-NEW X-MEN), Kurt Busiek (AVENGERS), Tom DeFalco (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), J.M. DeMatteis (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Al Milgrom (WEST COAST AVENGERS), Fabian Nicieza (X-MEN), and Jim Starlin (INFINITY GAUNTLET).

Marvel 75th Anniversary:
World Outside Your Window – Diversity in Marvel Comics 
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EDT 
Room: 1A18
Take a look inside Marvel’s ground-breaking history, as we shine the spotlight on the creators who challenged, re-defined, and shaped Marvel’s perception as an innovative publisher of comics. Join Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and a mighty gathering of Marvel creators as they discuss the importance of diversity in comics and how Marvel upholds the tradition of presenting the world outside your window. Panelists will include Kurt Busiek (MARVELS), Kelly Sue DeConnick (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Kieron Gillen (YOUNG AVENGERS), Ann Nocenti (DAREDEVIL), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

Marvel 75th Anniversary:
Guardians of the Galaxy- Then and Now
The Evolution of the Marvel Cosmic Universe
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. EDT
Room: 1A18
Following the smashing success of Guardians of the Galaxy, we decided to take fans through the history of one of Marvel’s quirkiest teams, as well as Marvel’s cosmic universe at large! This 75th Anniversary panel will feature current “cosmic” creators, as well as the writers and editors who shaped Marvel’s cosmic universe! Join us as we go back in time, and get an exclusive look inside the creation of some of your favorite space-facing characters! Panelists will include Gerry Duggan (NOVA), Al Milgrom (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Doug Moench (INHUMAN), and Jim Starlin (INFINITY GAUNTLET).

MARVEL: House of Ideas Digital Panel                                
Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Room: 1A06
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and other guests including Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, VP CRM Daniele Campbell and others! Find out what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel AR, new digital games, Marvel’s vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel!

Marvel 75th Anniversary:
Friendly Neighborhood Marvel

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. EDT
Room: 1A18
Join Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada as he sits down with creators of past and present to shine the spotlight on Marvel’s street-level characters. This panel will include Spider-Man and Daredevil creators, as well as writers and artists who have contributed to the mythos of heroes like Spider-Man, Daredevil, Moon Knight, Luke Cage, and more! Panelists include Mark Bagley (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN), Gerry Conway (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Tom DeFalco (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), J.M. DeMatteis (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN), Ralph Macchio (DAREDEVIL), Doug Moench (MOON KNIGHT), and Ann Nocenti (DAREDEVIL).

Marvel Animation Presents                                        
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Room: 1A06
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” season two and the future of Marvel Animation.
 
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.        
Time: 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. EDT
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Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) returns with exciting news and the world premiere of an all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts on ABC!
                               
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
 
MARVEL: Death of Wolverine – The Logan Legacy
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Room: 1A06
Get ready, X-Fans, for the biggest mutant on mutant showdown of the year in the pages of DEATH OF WOLVERINE! Join a star-studded lineup of X-writers as they discuss the future of Logan and the impact his death will have on the rest of the X-Men titles! Plus, get the scoop on other titles starring Marvel’s merry mutants! This panel will be jam-packed with X-Men creators, so no fan should miss out! Panelists will include Executive Editor Mike Marts, Brian Michael Bendis (ALL-NEW X-MEN), Peter David (ALL-NEW X-FACTOR), Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL), Greg Pak (STORM), Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE), Len Wein (INCREDIBLE HULK) and other Mighty Marvel Guests!
 
MARVEL: Cup O’Joe
Time: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EDT
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Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred exposéon everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film, and T.V? This panel is for you! With special announcements galore! Featuring Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, writers Brian Michael Bendis (ALL-NEW X-MEN), Kelly Sue DeConnick (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL), Sam Humphries (LEGENDARY STAR-LORD), Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), and other Mighty Marvel guests!
 
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Behind the Scenes
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Room:1A06
Join the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes team for a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at the story behind what it was like to bring the Marvel Super Heroes to Disney’s expanding video game platform! The development team from Marvel, Avalanche Studios and Disney Interactive will dive into how the game has evolved, how the stories developed, and various other aspects of the creative process. This unprecedented all-access look at this momentous game release is not to be missed!
 
Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix
Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. EDT
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Join the cast of “Marvel’s Daredevil” in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
 
Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Only Panel
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EDT
Room:1A21

This exclusive panel is just for Marvel Unlimited Plus members! Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and top Marvel creators for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise*, sneak peeks of upcoming Marvel comics, a Q&A session to answer all your burning questions, and more surprises to be announced. Not to be missed! Panelists will include Brian Bendis (ALL-NEW X-MEN), Gerry Duggan (NOVA), Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Nick Spencer (AVENGERS WORLD), and Ryan Stegman (INHUMAN)! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the door for access to the event!
*Merchandise available while supplies last.

MARVEL: Axel-In-Charge
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT
Room: 1A06
Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, is taking the stage! Don’t miss inside looks at Marvel’s most creatively diverse titles, plus some major announcements including the future of everyone’s favorite avenging archer! And of course, you the fans will get to ask Axel the hard-hitting questions! Other panelists will include Gerry Duggan (NOVA), Kieron Gillen (ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN), Ales Kot (BUCKY BARNES: THE WINTER SOLDIER), Phil Noto (BLACK WIDOW), James Robinson (FANTASTIC FOUR), Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE), Nick Spencer (AVENGERS WORLD), G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL), and other Mighty Marvel guests!

 
Women of Marvel
Time: 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Room:1A06
From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Plus, plenty of special announcements! Panelists will include Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer, Editors Sana Amanat, Katie Kubert, Ellie Pyle, and Emily Shaw, Associate Producer Judy Stephens, writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Erica Henderson, Margi Stohl, and G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL), and artists Marguerite Bennett (ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN), Sara Pichelli (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY), and Stephanie Hans (ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN)!
 
MARVEL: Spider-Verse
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EDT
Room:1A10
This is your panel for all things Spider-Man! Join us as we discuss the most epic Spidey event of all time as every Spider-Man EVER comes together to face a world-ending threat! Plus, get the low-down on Silk, the mysterious new character who has everybody talking! Panelists will include Senior Editor Nick Lowe, writers Peter David (SPIDER-MAN 2099), Christos Gage (SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN), Jason Latour (WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN), Dan Slott (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), and Robbie Thompson (SPIDER-VERSE), and artists Stacey Lee (NEW WARRIORS), Humberto Ramos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Robbi Rodriguez (EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE)and more special guests!

More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/comics/23387/nycc_2014_panel_and_liveblog_schedule#ixzz3FZviIixo

MA – Odyssey Kids Comic Con 2014

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Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke appear at Odyssey Bookshop on Saturday October 11th at 2:00 pm!

Zack Giallongo is a professional cartoonist, cheese enthusiast, and amateur banjo-ist. His first solo graphic novel, Broxo, is about teenage barbarians and was published in 2012. He presents his new book: Stratford Zoo Presents Macbeth.

The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo… until the gates shut at night. That’s when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they’ve got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.

Ian Lendler’s hilarious tale of after-hours animal stagecraft is perfectly paired with the adorable, accessible artwork of Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Ewoks). And with Romeo and Juliet coming in book two, this is a promising new series of graphic novels for young readers.

Ben Hatke has published comic stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and a boisterous pack of daughters. He is thr author of the Zita The Spacegirl Series.

Zita The Spacegirl
Zita’s life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.
When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don’t even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest.

Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.

RSVP on Facebook!

Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

CA – John Carpenter’s Asylum Signing

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Horror legend John Carpenter (Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China) signs with co-creator and writer Sandy King Carpenter at Golden Apple Comics on Sunday October 26th at 1:00 PM. Must purchase a book to get a line pass. They will sign anything bought at the store and one (1) personal item only.

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

TX – Neil Patrick Harris Signs

nphNeil Patrick Harris appears at BookPeople on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM to sign Choose Your Own Autobiography!

We are positively gleeful to host Neil Patrick Harris, Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, here at BookPeople to sign his new book, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. Harris is famous for his roles as Barney Stinson in the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser, M.D. Most recently, he has wowed Broadway crowds with his stunning performance as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This is a signing only. Tickets are required and include a copy of his new book.

BONUS: Hedwig and the Angry Inch tribute band The Sideways Grimace will perform in our parking lot during the signing! Bring your wigs!

PLEASE READ:

-This event is a SIGNING only. Tickets are required to join the signing line.
-Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, plus tax.
-Each ticket grants access to the signing line for one person and will be exchanged for one signed copy of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own -Autobiography at the signing table the day of the event.
-The line for the signing will form first come, first served the day of the event.
-Additional guidelines to come!

Book People
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

NYC – The Best of Me Panel

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Join actors James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, and Liana Liberato and author Nicholas Sparks at Apple’s SoHo store on Thursday October 16th at 7:00 PM for a conversation about their new movie “The Best of Me.” Based on Sparks’s bestselling novel, the film tells the bittersweet story of high school sweethearts who are reunited after 20 years apart when they return to their hometown for a friend’s funeral. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Apple Store
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126

FL – World of Comics Signing

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Raymund Bermudez signs at World of Comics on Friday, October 24th from 1:00 – 8:00 pm. Mr. Bermudez has worked with some of the top comic book icons such as DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Comics and more. He will be doing sketches but opening for such is limited due to time.

RSVP on Facebook!

World of Comics - Plaza Del Sol Mall
3831 West Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-716-2461

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