FL – Solar Flare Signing

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Writer James Haick and cover artist Greg Krivac will be signing copies of Solar Flare at Hero Trader on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from noon till 4:00 PM.

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Hero Trader
13251 McGregor Blvd #106, Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 219-6724

FL – Chew Variant Signing

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Eisner Award winning artist Rob Guillory will be signing the exclusive variant edition of CHEW’s final volume at A Comic Shop on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM!

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792

GatorCon in West Palm Beach on May 13th!

Gatorcon copyFrom the Creators of RocCon! & Central PA ComicCon..both successful shows in the 3K-4K attendance range…….
It’s GatorCon! A full day of Comics & Pop Culture fun on Saturday May 13th, 2017 from 10am to 6pm  at the Hilton Airport, West Palm Beach!

150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL · (561) 684-9400
We start all our shows with one day the 1st year and expand from there. This model has worked for us,our vendors and attendees so we stay with what works! It’s that’s simple.
Come get in on the ground floor of Florida’s Newest show!  You can always count on tons of advertising, great guests, moderately priced food, lots of parking and most of all, fun panels to keep people there all day!
VENDOR SIGN UP LINK
OUR VENUE! 
The Beautiful Airport Hilton
150 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach!

We have taken up all their Ballroom and Breakout Room space to accommodate
Vendors and Attendees alike!  Tons of free parking!

THE BEST PART? The hotel is adding a ballroom giving us room to grow for at least the next year or two of the show!  In the meantime, we have the Main Ballroom and breakout space!
If you are coming from a distance or just want to stay over for a different reason…..the Hilton has given us  a $99.00 Group Rate for a Single or Double FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS for attendees and vendors.  We have 20 set aside, get yours while they last!
There is a moderately priced restaurant on the premises along with a snack bar and a bar area for after the show!
Tons of parking for vendors and attendees alike.
Vendor space is limited and a great value!  All our prior shows have started with no less than 1500 attendance….we are expecting at least the same with GatorCon!
SPACES AVAILABLE:  1 CORNER 10X1010 ($150) , 7 10X10’S ($125), 6 8X8’S ($99)AND 14 individual 8ft tables at $75.00.
Signup for your space before they’re gone at www.gatorcon.net

Questions?  Email us anytime at akentertainny@aol.com. or Monday-Friday between 9-5 at 585-317-4046

SPECIAL GUESTS SO FAR WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

WELCOME CHRISTOPER DOOHAN TO GATORCON!

 As a child, Chris spent time on the sets of the original series with his father, James “Scotty” Doohan. At 19 years old, Chris was asked to be in the first Star Trek movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which was only the beginning of several appearances on that beloved ship. His most recent credited Trek movie role put him in the transporter room of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness”, which followed his appearance in the directors first “Star Trek” in 2009, where Chris shared the screen with the new Scotty, Simon Pegg.

Chris is currently playing “Scotty” in the critically acclaimed, award winning web series, Star Trek Continues and also voices the character of Scotty on the popular game, Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.

COMIC BOOK GUEST OF HONOR:  MARK SPARACIO!

 Successful illustrator Mark Sparacio studied sequential art for three years under the legendary Will Eisner recognized as the creator of the graphic novel at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. While still in school, Sparacio received his first contract job to do a painting for the movie poster for the United Artist film, The Draughtsman’s Contract. This opportunity resulted in a long run as a freelance illustrator for the advertising industry.   When the market for illustration collapsed, the door opened for Sparacio to return to the medium that is his first lovecomic books. In addition to painting covers for Billy Tucci’s Shi, D.C. Comic’s Green Lantern, Comics Buyer’s Guide and Alter Ego, Sparacio has also worked for Marvel Comics, painting covers for Heroes for Hire as well as covers for the Comics Values Annual from 2007 and 2008, and The Overstreet Price Guide for the same two years.
Sparacio recently completed the interior sequential pencils for issue #34 of Jonah Hex, along with painted covers for a new six issue Sgt. Rock mini-series being released by DC Comics. He has also done paintings for card sets for UpperDeck /DC Comics and for Topps Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids.
In addition to handling the illustrations for No Quarter, Sparacio is currently penciling and doing painted covers for the new, on-going series Captain Action from Moonstone Comics, based on the classic Ideal Toys action figure (written by former X-Men writer Fabian Nicieza).  Mark is constantly developing new ideas and creating the corresponding artworkFor more information, please visit Mark Sparacio’s website: www.marksparacio.com
OTHER ARTIST GUESTS OF HONOR TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Visit www.gatorcon.net for more information!

FL – Bane Signing

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Writer Chuck Dixon, co-creator of the Batman villain BANE, signs at Emerald City Comics on Saturday, January 21st from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

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Emerald City Comics
4902 113th Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33760

FL – Chew Signing

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Artist Rob Guillory, co-creator of CHEW, signs at Heroes Haven Comics on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.

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Heroes Haven
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
813-269-8859

Florida SuperCon gets Sting!

FloridaSuperCon StingSting has just been announced as a special guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON July 27-30, 2017 at The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

Sting will be appearing on Saturday July 29, 2017 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm only! He will be appearing in full makeup and wrestling gear! Go to https://register.growtix.com/e/florida_super_con_2017/6763 for Autograph and Photo Op Tickets. Since Sting is appearing for such a short time, Autograph and Photo Op Tickets are extremely limited!

Sting is a wrestling legend, best known for his career with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), and most recently with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Sting is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, having held a total of 25 total championships throughout his career, including 21 between WCW and TNA, which includes 14 major world championship reigns, in a three decade career. Sting was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2012 and WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.

Sting joins other Wrestling Stars Ric Flair, Amy “Lita” Dumas, Mick Foley, and Jerry “The King” Lawler at Florida Supercon!

Florida Supercon is 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE @ www.floridasupercon.com. Use promo code SUPER25 to save 25% off General Admission and VIP Tickets for a LIMITED TIME.

Over 150 guests will be announced in the weeks and months leading up to the show! Some of the guests already confirmed include:

TV & Movie Stars: Joel Hodgson (MST3K), Chris Sarandon (The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Princess Bride, Fright Night), Ken Page (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Cats), Brian O’Halloran (Clerks, Chasing Amy), Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), Amy Jo Johnson (Power Rangers), Tony Todd (Candyman, Star Trek, Final Destination), Cindy Morgan (Caddyshack, Tron), and more to come!

Animation and Anime Stars: Michael Bell (G.I. Joe, Plastic Man, The Smurfs, Transformers), Colleen Clinkenbeard (Dragonball Z Kai, Fairy Tail, One Piece, Yuri on Ice), Shanon Farnon (Super Friends, Valley of the Dinosaurs), Josh Grelle (Attack on Titan, Date A Live, Free!, Yuri on Ice), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen, Justice League Action, Lego Star Wars, Squidbillies), and more to come!


Comic Book Creators: Neal Adams, George Perez, Mike Zeck, David Finch, Jose Delbo, Allen Bellman, John Beatty, and more to come!

Wrestling Stars: Ric Flair, Sting, Amy “Lita” Dumas, Mick Foley, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and more to come!

Plus dozens of Cosplay Guests, Entertainment Guests, and Fan Groups!

Check out our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1297731703585276 and RSVP to let us know you’re coming!

FL – Solar Flare Signing

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Writer/Creator James Haick appears at Emerald City Comics on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM to sign copies of Solar Flare #1-6

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Emerald City Comics
4902 113th Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33760

8th Annual DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show hits this weekend!

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Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at the Volusia Co.Fairgrounds

Over 75 Vendors & Artists plus Special Guests

 $5 Admission, 12 & under Free w/adult, Prizes, Food Truck, Free Parking!

New for 2017: Magic the Gathering & other gaming Tournaments

Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) joins us at the DeLand Show!

More Room, More Vendors, More Entertainment for 2017!

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

Still in the same location, we are moving into the larger side of the building where the bathrooms are located. We’ve added an Artist Alley to compliment our Special Guests along with more vendor spaces. Also new this year is a

MAGIC THE GATHERING Tournament along with other Gaming (incl. Board Games) brought to you by DeLand’s own GALAXY GAMES.

 FEATURED GUESTS AND ENTERTAINERS

Come meet BUTCH PATRICK

Don’t miss your chance to meet Eddie Munster in person!

Actually, there’s a lot more to Butch Patrick than his role as Eddie Munster. Butch has over 58 credits in TV shows and Major Motion Pictures, spanning a career of 50 plus years as an entertainer. He has worked with many of Hollywood’s greats such as Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney to name a few. It’s really a pleasure to add him to our show and we hope you will come out and make him welcome here in DeLand. Full Bio – click here

Legendary artist – JOHN BEATTY

John Beatty ( Inker – Marvel Super Heroes “Secret Wars”, Captain America, The Punisher, Thanos Quest, Batman and more)  John is a veteran comic book artist, best know for his inking work for both Marvel and DC Comics. Developing into one of the industries top inkers over his career, Beatty has worked with top pencil artists, such as Mike Zeck, Kelley Jones and Michael Golden and has worked on almost every major comic character in the industry at one time or another.

GEORGE LOWE – Voice Actor

Space Ghost Coast To Coast & more

Come out and meet the incredibly talented George Lowe at his first ever DeLand appearance! Mr. Lowe’s credits include: Space Ghost Coast to Coast, spin-off program Cartoon PlanetAqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for TheatersThe Brak ShowRobot ChickenPerfect Hair Forever , and other Adult Swim series.

Artist / Actor – TIM PROCTOR

Tim Proctor is a freelance artist / illustrator who is most known for his sketch card work. He has  worked on a number of properties including Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Mars Attacks, The Lord of the Rings, X-Files , The Hobbit, My Little Pony, Marvel  and more. Tim has also produced prints through Acme Archives for both Lucasfilm and Disney.

In addition to creating art, he can also been seen portraying walkers on AMC’s hit television show The Walking Dead.

CLAY MANN at 2017 DeLand Show

Clay Mann is a comic book artist who has worked with Marvel, DC and Valiant. Mr. Mann has over 30 covers to his name and has credits as both a penciller and inker. Some of Clay’s covers include X-Men, Thor, Batman, Daredevil, Star Wars and more. Due to a previously scheduled engagement Clay can only be with us from 10 am to Noon. Make sure you come early to meet Clay and get an autograph or sketch.

John Didonna & Phantasmagoria

Once again John has graciously offered the incredible talents of his troupe to entertain, and yes, even mesmerize you. John (Lord Byron) will be our M.C and Phantasmagoria will keep you enthralled. Steampunk meets theater with supernatural overtones, mystery and beauty. Fresh off their 7th unforgettable, original show at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Orlando and recent performances in Baltimore and Atlanta, don’t miss them right here in DeLand.

“One of the most unique theater troupes in the country.” – Paul Milliken, Good Day Atlanta

Meet SCOTT FENSTERER

Sculptor – Make-up Artist

Scott’s studio has been putting out top-notch sculptures in all scales for almost two decades. Its specialty: hyper realistic sculpture and a serious dedication to capturing likenesses. Be it six inches or six feet, no detail is spared! Scott’s clients have included private collectors, Toy Fare/Wizard Publications, Plastic Earth/Robot Chicken, Majic Productions, museums, exposition companies and the television and motion picture industries. You may remember Seeing some of Scott’s amazing work on Season 9 of the hit SyFy show “FACE OFF” where he went deep into the season, just missing the finals.

TOMMY CASTILLO, Master of the Macabre!

Whether creating a slimy corpse reaching for you or the gentle glance of a mighty dragon, Tommy will capture you with the dynamics of his penciling and the intensity of his palette. Tommy is famed and sought after for his dark humor, brilliant attention to detail, and his love of the darker side of art. Tommy has put paint and pencil to such titles as Batman Detective; Legends of the Dark Knight; Toetags, with Horror legend George Romero; Evil Ernie; Tales From the Crypt; Alice in Wonderland; King Kong; Dragons, Myths, and Mayhem; various storyboards and designs for films; and many more of the macabre based literature. Tommy has been sought out by the fields largest companies: DC comics, Paramount Pictures, Warhammer, Wizards of the Coast, Image and even Rolling Stone magazine. His diverse styling and insane line work have defined him as one of today’s greatest in the field of comics and fine art.

Sketches by MANNY CARTOON!

Manny has illustrated for many high end clients including Disney, and Carnival Cruise Lines. His illustrations have been used on everything from vehicle wraps, t-shirts, and promo items as well as  advertising and packaging.

When he’s not drawing for clients, he’s lending his artistic talents to causes like St. Jude’s and the American Cancer Society for all different kinds of fundraising efforts.

Manny earned his BFA in Graphic Design from Miami Intl. Univ. of Art & Design in 2003.

THE RILEY & KIMMY SHOW

LIVE Pop-Culture Podcast from

 the DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show!

The Riley & Kimmy Show is a daily nerd/geek talk show originating from Orlando, Florida that includes commentaries, information and most of all…. fun. Discussions include Comic Books, Cosplay, Multi-Media (including Radio and TV),                                                                       Films/Movies, toy/pop culture collecting & more.

Jeff Dixon – Author

Disney based adventure stories

Jeff Dixon was raised in Florida and has always been fascinated with the man Walt Disney and the theme park he created. Dixon feels that any guest who would take the time to look would discover a story that will never be completed. It is against this canvas that Dixon paints this mystery, adventure, and thrillers…. The Key to the Kingdom, Unlocking the Kingdom, Storming the Kingdom and the upcoming Terror in the Kingdom. Each of these epic dramas carry the reader across the state of Florida to discover details that most people have missed. Each discovery and revelation will have the reader wondering if they are reading fact or fiction. In a quickening pace, the characters find themselves on a collision course with an unthinkable outcome! Fans of Walt Disney will love the history and tourists will find a travel guide that takes them on a trip most guests never get to take.

THUNDER CITY DERBY SIRENS

Founded in 2010, the Thunder City Derby Sirens (TCDS) are a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of women’s flat track roller derby and working with other local non-profit organizations with a focus on women’s health & issues, children, animals & the environment. We are based in Deland, Florida, just a short drive from Orlando & Daytona Beach. We started the team out of a love for derby and we’ve grown into a nonprofit because we want to give back to the community that supports us.

BRICKHOUSE GRILL – DeLand

The perfect place to relax & eat after the Show!

Brickhouse Grill in DeLand is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Deland. With a vast menu of offerings, whether you’re in the mood for Fresh Seafood, a delicious Char Boiled, Hand Cut Steak, or care to dine from our luscious Salad Bar, we provide casual dining at its best. Serving Deland for over a decade, Brickhouse is family owned and operated by Restaurateurs whom have been serving the community for over 23 years.

SW-Florida Comic-Con (November 2017)

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Convention Name
SW-Florida Comic-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.swfloridacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/18/2017
About This Convention
SW-Florida Comic-Con is a NEW comic book convention located in South-West Florida, Fort Myers, Florida. SW-Florida Comic-Con strives to be Florida’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, cosplay, animation, scifi and fantasy, the promoter ) wanted to bring that style event to SouthWest Florida
Venue Name and Address
Holiday-Inn Hotel – Airport Centre
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33913
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
5,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

FL – I am Jim Henson Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer appears at Books & Books on Saturday, January 14th at 7:00 PM to celebrate I am Jim Henson, the latest release from his New York Times bestselling picture book biography series Ordinary People Change the World.

About this author:
Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.442.4408

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