Tampa Bay Comic Con 2014 Adds Richard Madden

Press Release:

TAMPA BAY COMIC CON CONTINUES TO SIGN MAJOR TALENT

MOR Gets Set To Launch First Sweepstakes Promotion

Richard MaddenTampa, Fla. (April 23, 2014) – As Tampa Bay Comic Con signs “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden, adding to an already stellar lineup, MOR Tampa Bay’s most watched entertainment station and America’s #1* announces its plans on launching its first Tampa Bay Comic Con sweepstakes promotion! Mr. Madden is also playing the role of Prince Charming in Disney’s highly anticipated 2015 motion picture release of “Cinderella”.

“It’s certainly exciting having Richard [Madden] on-board for the upcoming Tampa Bay Comic Con. We are already well known by Game of Thrones fans from our guests last year. Solidifying TBCC as an event that draws big names from around the world, that no other similar event has ever drawn, is a big positive”, said Tampa Bay Comic Con Promoter Stephen Solomon.

The Tampa Bay Comic Con presented by MOR will be returning to the Tampa Convention Center on August 1-3, 2014, taking over the venue in its entirety. Already they’ve signed several stars from film and television, including Evan Peters of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, Chloe Bennet of “Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D,” Brighton Sharbino of “The Walking Dead,” and more! Tampa Bay Comic Con features a large exhibit hall, eclectic programming and numerous professionals from the world of publishing (writers) and illustration, along with a selection of celebrity guests from the most popular TV shows and movies.

“We’re gearing up for what we expect are going to be fun promotions leading up to TBCC”, said MOR President & General Manager Ken Lucas. “We’re also thrilled to hear the news about their acquisition of Richard Madden for the event.”

Tickets for Tampa Bay Comic Con 2014 are available at www.tampabaycomiccon.com. Look for MOR to launch its first Tampa Bay Comic Con “Watch and Win” sweepstakes sometime in early June, when someone’s going to get a shot at “V.I.P.” treatment. MOR-TV can be seen over the air on MOR-TV at 32.1, and on cable on Bright House 12/HD 1012, Verizon-Fios 12/HD 512 and Comcast 12/HD 437.

*Source: Nielsen, Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota) DMA,
Nov ’13 A18-49 Live+SD

ABOUT TAMPA BAY COMIC CON

The Tampa Bay Comic Con will be returning to the Tampa Convention Center on August 1-3, 2014, taking over the venue in its entirety. 2013 showed explosive growth for the Tampa Bay Comic Con, drawing approximately 28,000 attendees, making it one of the largest pop culture events in the southeast. The event features a large exhibit hall, eclectic programming and numerous professionals from the world of publishing (writers) and illustration, along with a selection of celebrity guests from the most popular TV shows and movies.

ABOUT MOR-TV

MOR-TV is a Hearst Television owned and operated television station in Tampa Bay and is one of America’s top Independents. MOR-TV, America’s most watched independent television station features the best in off-network comedies and dramas featuring The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, 30 Rock, The Office, Law & Order: SVU and more! MOR-TV is also one of three stations in a group that includes thisTV Tampa Bay a 24hr over-the-air movie channel featuring blockbuster motion pictures, and estrellaTV Tampa Bay, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment channel in America. MOR-TV’s website is www.mor-tv.com.

FL – The Empty Man Signing

vdrArtist Vanesa Del Rey appears at Tate’s Comics on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 2pm-4pm to celebrate the release of Boom Studio’s new mini-series “The Empty Man” with an in-store signing!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Cullen Bunn (THE SIXTH GUN, VENOM) and Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT) are two of the most exciting talents in the industry, and perfectly in sync on this haunting new crime procedural.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.”

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Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351
954-748-0181

Fairy Tales and The King of Monsters Together at Spooky Empire’s May-Hem 2014

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FAIRY TALES AND THE KING OF MONSTERS TOGETHER IN ORLANDO!

 ORLANDO, FL – Kick off the summer with one of the greatest fan events to come to Orlando!

Spooky Empire’s May-Hem convention takes place May 30th-June 1st at The DoubleTree at Universal Studios 5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819). A three day weekend with something for everyone!

The first of two Spooky Empire conventions in 2014 brings a fantastic guest list covering not just the horror genre but SciFi, Fantasy, Rock n Roll and more!

Celebrate two film anniversaries starting with actors from the original 1954 “Godzilla” film. Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima (the man behind the Godzilla mask) make a rare convention appearance together to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the original film and of course the most recent hit the “Godzilla 2014” redo.

The second appearance would honor the 30th Anniversary of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Meet original cast members Robert Englund “Freddy Krueger”, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss and Ronee Blakley.

“Once Upon a Time” fans get a real treat when cast members make a rare first time appearance together. Meet Lana Parrilla “Regina” (her first convention appearance), Lee Arenberg “Grumpy”, Rebecca Mader “The Wicked Witch”, and Sean Maguire “Robin Hood”. The cast will be available for autographs, photo ops and a Q&A!

To round off this guest list full of headliners is writer and director John Carpenter. John Carpenter’s list of classic films include “Halloween”, “They Live”, “Escape From New York”, “Christine” and countless more.

Spooky Empire always brings a little rock ‘n’ roll to the mix! This year they’ve added “Misfits” members Doyle and Dr. Chud, “The Ramones” own Marky Ramone, and even Ex-“Runaways” members Lita Ford and Cherie Currie.

Wrestling fanactics do not want to miss out on our Friday event “In the Pit with Piper” featuring the one and only “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka! This will be and event to go down in history!

Plus tons more celebrity guests available for meet and greets and autographs all weekend including Disney’s own Pat Carroll (Ursula) from “The Little Mermaid, Jamie Kennedy “Scream” and “Ghost Whisperer”, Laurie Holden “The Walking Dead” and even a gathering of the original “Halloween” cast with Nick Castle, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Will Sandin, Nancy Loomis and Tommy Lee Wallace!

Spooky Empire is not just about the guests, they have some monstrous events lined up as always. Check out the schedule for events such as : Huge vendor room, live performances, panels and Q&As, Tattoo Festival with special guest artists, Charity Poker Tournament, Monster Museums, films, and for the first time a Dia De Los Muertos Opening Party which takes place starting at 12pm on Friday afternoon.

Closing out the weekend is Spooky Empire’s annual costume contest on Sunday. This year’s contest is sponsored by Orlando’s “Legends: A Haunting at Old Town”. $1,000 in cash prizes and more for winners!

 Get your discount advance tickets online now! Just $50 for a 3 day pass ($60 at the door). Daily passes available as well!

 Visit spookyempire.com for more information or call the Spooky Empire Hotline at 954-258-7852

Contact:
Pete Mongelli
Spooky Empire, Inc.
954-258-7852
http://www.spookyempire.com

 

FL – TMNT 30th Anniversary Signing

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Ozzy Fernandez appears at Heroes Haven on Saturday May 31st from noon till 3:00 pm to sign IDW’s special TMNT 30th Anniversary issue with an exclusive wrap around cover!

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

FL – Angel & Faith Signing

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Come meet superstar artist Will Conrad at Yancy Street Comics on Sunday, June 15th, from 1pm to 6pm! He will be In-Store signing, sketching, shaking hands, and selling prints and original artwork! Come out and say, “Hello,” get some books signed, as well as treating yourself to some amazing artwork! Rain or Shine! 

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Yancy Street Comics
9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888

New Program Cover for Spooky Empire’s May-Hem Unveiled!

May-Hem Cover

Via Spooky Empire:

We are unveiling the cover of Spooky Empire’s May-Hem Program. Cover art by our friend Joe Simko Wax Eye. Joe is best known for his work on the Garbage Pail Kids. You can pick these up at the show all weekend. May-Hem is coming, get your advance tickets and VIP packages today!

For more info on May-Hem visit www.spookyempire.com

Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show (August 2014)

Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Extravaganza

Convention Name
Retr-O-Rama Collectibles
Convention Website Address
http://www.jaxretrorama.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/10/2014
About This Convention
Retr-O-Rama Pop Culture Collectibles Show is

Returning to Jacksonville on

Sunday, August 10th, 2014!

BUY * SELL * TRADE!

We Got the Fishing Nets Ready and we caught Ricco Browning the last Original Universal Monster! Our Celebrity Guest of Honor, at the next Retr-O-Rama Pop Culture Collectibles Show returning to Jacksonville on Sunday, August 10, 2014!

This is an old school, in person collectibles show with vendors who deal exclusively in vintage pop culture items. We try to make these shows fun and inexpensive so the whole family can come out and have a fun time. You will find quality toys, dolls, comic books, posters, and movie memorabilia all for sale in one room where you can view potential purchases first hand and ask questions rather than guessing at mail order Internet transactions. These knowledgeable vendors also buy vintage pieces and can help you identify items if needed.

This show is sponsored by Retrorama Collectibles and will be held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in Mandarin located at 3130 Hartley Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. This is right off of San Jose Blvd. and close to the I-295 exit for San Jose. Show hours are 10 AM to 4:00 PM.Early Bird Preview starts at 9:00 AM

Parking is free and advance adult general admission is $5.00 that’s 50% off through July 1st, 2014, at which time it will increase back to its regular of $10.00 per adult admission, children 12 and under are free with adult paid admission or $2.00. Please check out local businesses for our show informational flyer. Get the Weekend Package which includes a film screening of Revenge of the Creature with Ricou Browning in attendence and Early Bird Preview admission.

After the success of our previous shows, we have increased our size to the largest contiguous space the hotel has to offer over 8,000 square feet and have vendors lined up from all over Florida. Vendor tables are still available on a first come, first serve basis. Please E-mail dtuchmann@jaxretrorama.com for a copy of our vendor contract.

If you are a fan of shows like American Pickers, Storage Wars, Toy Hunter, Hollywood Treasures, Auction Hunters, or Comic Book Men then you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to attend a true Pop Culture Collectibles show in North Florida. You will have a chance to meet knowledgeable dealers and buy, sell, trade, and browse quality vintage collectibles all in one in-door air conditioned space, rain or shine. Bring in your own items to have them identified, appraised, and even purchased by the vendors at this show with no faceless third party hassles!

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to revisit some of the great pop culture icons of the 50′s, 60′s, 70′s and even a few 80′s and relive a little bit of every Baby Boomer’s childhood. If you remember Barbie, G.I. Joe, The Beatles, Mego, Hot Wheels, Star Wars or even He-Man then this is the show for you. If you collect movie posters, film, toys, Disneyana, records or any other vintage memorabilia then you won’t want to miss this rare chance in Jacksonville to add quality items to your collection.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at dtuchmann@jaxretrorama.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Pop Retrorama for the latest updates or visit our website www.jaxretrorama.com to celebrate all things related to vintage pop culture!

Venue Name and Address
Ramada Inn Conference Center
3130 Hartley Rd
Jacksonville, Florida 32257
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Ricou Browning, Linda Haynes, David Polk

Ultracon Of South Florida (July 2014)

Convention Name
Ultracon Of South Florida
Convention Website Address
http://www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/19/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/20/2014
About This Convention
ULTRA CON Of SOUTH FLORIDA

The Original Is Back. Fort Lauderdale’s own, Cosplay, Anime Collectibles, Manga Toys, Comic Books, Sports Cards, Star Wars and Transformers. Convention

July 19th & 20th 2014

Visit Our ULTRACON of SOUTH FLORIDA Website for Guest and Vendor
Information & Also Ticket Sales Please Visit…

www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Email: irving@ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Featuring a Magic the Gathering Tournament-July 19th & 20th 2014.

Group Panels, Gaming Tournaments, Card Gaming Tournaments & much
More.

ULTRACON will feature a Comic Book Corner For Local Comic Book Dealers & Artist Displaying & Selling Their Comic Books & Art Work….

ULTRACON OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Broward Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

10:00 AM Until 10:00 Pm Saturday.
10:00 Am Until 7:00 PM Sunday.

Adults at the Door $25, Kids 5 Age & Older $10 & Under the Age of 5 Years of Age Free.

PURCHASE THE ONLINE ADVANCE TWO DAY PACKAGE FOR ONLY $40

Cosplay Contest, Saturday Grand Prize Play Station 4
Cosplay Contest, Sunday Grand Prize $300
We will also have the kids division group division & much more Prizes.

ULTRACON welcomes the following Celebrities and Artists:

1) Marvel Artist Mark Sparacio

Known for his painted artwork on such titles as Green Lantern, Heroes
For Hire, Jonah Hex, Domino Lady, Return of the Original, Captain Action
Comics, Charmed, Fallen Angel, Flare, Flare Adventures, Billy Tucci’s A
Child Is Born, Grimm Fairy Tales, Hero by Night, Liberty Comics, Liberty
Gir, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, Shi: Ju-Nen, Shi: The Illustrated
Warrior, Stingers, The Phantom / Captain Action, Shi, Comics Buyer’s
Guide, Alter Ego, The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (2007 and
2008), Comics Values Annual (2007 and 2008), Elsinore, the six issue Sgt.
Rock mini-series and his own creation his latest project is his
Creator-Owned Comic Book/Graphic Novel Series OMEGA PARADOX !

2) Marvel & DC Artist Jose Delbo

Super artist at DC & Marvel Comics for – Wonder Woman, Transformers, Super Girl, Captain Planet, Conan, Secret Wars, The Defenders, X -Factor And Much More..

3) The Garcia Brothers

Meet Eric and Derek Garcia from the hit series Faceoff From SYFY Network.
EXCLUSIVELY for all ULTRACON Horror Fans In South Florida.

4) Giggles, Boss & Thug

These creepy clowns will be back to take pictures and sign posters for all of our Horror Fans In South Florida. Their presence will be felt At ULTRACON.

5) Mike “The Wolverine” Rio

South Florida UFC Fighter, Mike The Wolverine Rio will be signing autographs and
taking pictures with his fans at ULTRACON…

6) Marcus Brimage

Homegrown Florida UFC Fighter, Marcus Brimage will make his presence
Felt At ULTRACON by Autographing & Taking Pictures With His Fans. Feel the Power of this awesome fighting force!

7) The Walking Dead Sketch Artist Steve Lydic

Steve Lydic will be at ULTRACON signing prints and “Talking Dead” with fans.

8) Silverback Comics

Home to such titles The Dark Rider & IV Four, ULTRACON Welcomes Silverback Comics.

9) Freya Folkvangr

ULTRACON welcomes professional Cosplay artist Freya Folkvangr. Well known for Power Girl, Mermaid, Viking Princess, Lady Punisher& Lady Barbarian, Take a picture or get a autograph print from South Florida Cosplay Goddess Freya Folkvangr.

10) Meanballz

Meanballz will be at ULTRACON Of South Florida with their Gaming
designers’ team to meet and greet ULTRACON’s GAMING COMMUNITY!

11) Author Kerry Cepero

Author Of Titles WARHEAD & MELTDOWN Kerry Cepero will be on hand signing books and taking pictures with fans. Be there on Saturday as Kerry releases two new books exclusively for ULTRACON!
Be the first to buy the next book in the WARHEAD: Agent of Destruction series “RADIOACTIVE” and be the first to own his new book BLACK. Only at ULTRACON!

12) The Pow Wow Radio Show & PSN Radio
They will have a live broadcast Saturday & Sunday
with live interviews of our Guests, Vendors & Fans….

13) Bronies Of South Florida

Bronies Of South Florida Will Have Group Panel & Trivia To Their Fans.

We Will Announce More Guest & Celebrities As We Get Closer to The Event.

Ultra Con Will Feature Collectors And Dealers From All Over the Country Selling Collectibles New & Vintage, Modern Toys, Custom Toy Work, Anime Collectibles, Hot Wheels, Old Vintage Sports Cards, Avengers Comic Books, Comic Art, Star Trek Comic Books and Collectibles. Vintage GI Joe’s From The 1960′s & 1970′s, Hundreds Of 3 3/4 GI Joe Vehicles & Figures On Display, , United Kingdom Action Man From The 1960′s& 1970′s, Star Wars Old & New ,Monsters Old & New Godzilla,Transformers, Dragonball Z, Power Rangers, Marvel Legends, Marvel
Universe, Toy Biz, Bandai, DC Action Figures Action Figures.

ULTRACON OF SOUTH FLORIDA

July 19th & 20th 2014
Two- Day Convention

At the Broward Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Advance Ticket Sales & Your Weekend Pass
www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Call 786-285-3738 for more info

Venue Name and Address
Broward Convention Center
1950 eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Anime
Guests
Marvel Artist Mark Sparacio, Marvel & DC Artist Jose Delbo,Garcia from the hit series Faceoff From SYFY Network, Giggles, Boss & Thug, UFC Fighter Mike “The Wolverine” Rio, UFC Fighter Marcus Brimage, The Walking Dead Sketch Artist Steve Lydic, Silverback Comics & his team of Artist, Professional Cosplay artist Freya Folkvangr, Meanballz Gaming ,Author Kerry Cepero, The Pow Wow Radio Show & PSN Radio They will have a live broadcast Saturday & Sunday, Bronies Of South Florida & much more guest as we get closer to the event.

Ultracon flyer
Ultracon

FL – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Comic book superstars including Paul Pelletier, Mike Perkins, Billy Tucci, Eric ‘EBAS’ Basaldua, Bart Sears, The Frazetta Girls, Jamie Jones, Scott Blair, Alexis Ziritt, Tony Kordos, Ozzy Fernandez, CAE Studios and many more of your favorite local artists appear at Heroes Haven on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

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

FL – Solar: Man of the Atom Signing

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Artists Jamie Jones and Morry Hollowell sign the Exclusive Variant Cover of Solar: Man of the Atom #1 at Heroes Haven on Saturday, April 19th from noon till 4:00 pm! THE FIRST 100 CUSTOMERS IN LINE GET A FREE HEROES’ HAVEN EXCLUSIVE COPY!

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

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