April 9, 2015 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Canada, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Article Via the Orlando Business Journal
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April 7, 2015 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
MegaCon is pleased to announce that professional wrestling icon Hulk Hogan will be taking part in a special event, Hulk Hogan: Uncut, moderated by the “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart. Get to hear behind the scenes stories from Hulk Hogan’s career and life on the road, with a special fan Q&A with Hulk Hogan.
This special 90 minute event, will take place on Saturday, April 11th in the Valencia Ballroom A-C from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. This is a Special Event, and requires a separate admission ticket to attend. MegaCon wristband required. No autographs will be given out at this event.
Don’t wait, tickets are limited and are on sale now. Visit MegaCon’s website to purchase.
Hulkamaniacs Package: LIMITED
Includes: (1) VIP Hulk Hogan Badge, Personal Meet and Greet with Hulk Hogan after the main event (Room Location TBD), (1) Personal Photo Op with Hulk Hogan with your own camera and VIP seating in the first (3) rows.
Champions Seating: Reserved Seating in Rows 4-6
Family Four-Pack: General Admission Seating
Artist Eric Basaldua signs at Docking Bay Comics on Wednesday April 7th at 6:00 pm!
He will be doing head sketches for $60.00 and larger sketches starting at $100.00, he will also be signing comics.
Docking Bay Comics
7710 NW 56th Way Suite 100, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
This April, NBM Publishing, one of the pioneers in graphic novel publishing in the US for 37 years and a leader in literary comic art, proudly launches a sweepingly beautiful biography docudrama of the life of Christian Dior from the launch of his house and his “New Look” in Girl in Dior.
One of France’s grand dames of comic art, Annie Goetzinger, will be on hand for the premiere of Girl in Dior at MoCCA Arts Festival, one of her many appearances while visiting the United States. Other appearances include a panel at the French Embassy co-sponsored by Christian Dior Couture US and moderated by Dior House illustrator, Bil Donovan and a signing/art display at New York’s Kinokuniya Bookstore.
The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It’s February 12, 1947 and the crème de la crème of Paris Haute Couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior’s first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerized: it’s a triumph! Carmel Snow of Harper’s Bazaar cries out: “It’s quite a revolution, your dresses have such a new look!“ Dior’s career is launched and Clara’s story begins. Soon, she is picked by Dior himself to be his model…
A biography docudrama marrying fiction and the story of one of the greatest couturier in history, it is also a breathless and stunning presentation of his best designs such as Lauren Bacall wore, rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger, seen for the first time on this side of the Atlantic.
Below please find Annie Goetzinger’s appearance schedule.
April 10, 2015 6:00 PM
Kinokuniya Bookstore, 6th Ave. Between 40th and 41st Street. New York
Signing and Exhibit of Original Art from the Book (The art will be up early April through the middle of the month)
April 11 and 12, 2015
MoCCA Fest, Center 548, W. 22nd Street. New York
Premiere of Girl in Dior and signing at NBM Booth (401, 402) throughout the weekend. Original art will also be on display.
Annie will appear on the panel, Biography: The Lives of Artists on Sunday at 12:30 alongside James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook and Barbara Stok.
April 13, 2015 7:00PM
French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 79th), New York
Dior House artist Bil Donovan will moderate a discussion with Annie, followed by a signing at the new “Albertine” bookstore. Event co-sponsored by Dior.
April 14, 6:30PM
Cambridge Public Library
Talk and signing. Organized by Million Year Picnic, Boston
April 15, 4:00PM
Conference at Smith College
“Girl in Dior: A Conversation With Annie Goetzinger About Fashion, Art, and Her Latest Graphic Novel”.
April 16, 4:00 PM
Annie Goetzinger Discusses Girl in Dior.
April 19, 2:00PM
University of Florida
Annie Goetzinger Discusses Girl in Dior.
April 21, 8:00PM
Books & Books, 65 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL
Inauguration of the French Corner, signing.
April 22, 6:30PM
Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL
Presentation and Signing. Cocktail hour
Austin Janowsky, the creator of Divine Retribution and artist on many things including Red Sonja #100, appears at Tonic’s Comics on Saturday, April 25th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm!
127 Forest Lakes Blvd #7, Oldsmar, FL 34677
Dan Mishkin (Blue Devil, Amethyst, Dragonlance, Dungeons & Dragons) appears at Tonic’s Comics on Saturday, April 11th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm!
127 Forest Lakes Blvd #7, Oldsmar, FL 34677
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|SF:SE—Speculative Fiction: Southeast—is an event for all lovers and artists of Speculative Fiction, a term encompassing Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Paranormal and Weird.
Attendees will witness a marriage of cultures: conference standards such as workshops, panels and editor one-on-ones, together with convention debauchery like werewolf LARPing, masquerade balls and a tattoo gallery. All events to be shared with authorial greats like Orson Scott Card, Jacqueline Carey, Peter V. Brett, Kelley Armstrong, and a slew of industry icons.
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|Sheraton Orlando North
600 north lake destiny drive
maitland, FL 33498
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|Orson Scott Card, Jacqueline Carey, Kelley Armstrong, Cat Valente, Carrie Jones, Shannon Hale, Peter V. Brett, Maria V. Snyder, Rachel Higginson, Kiersten White|
Comic Book Creator STEVEN BUTLER will appear at 3 Alarm Comics Pensacola on Saturday, April 11th! Steven has worked in the comic book industry for decades doing books for Marvel, DC, Archie and many more. He is currently working on Sonic Boom and on the Gallant Comics project with Barry Gregory. We will also be giving away another VERY special piece that is one of a kind by Steven Butler. A raffle ticket will be given for every print or sketch bought from Steven and additional tickets will be given for every $25 spent in the store that day. The fun continues at 3 Alarm Comics!
3 Alarm Comics
3960 West Navy Blvd #14, Pensacola, FL 35207
Writer/director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back) appears at the Orlando Improv on Sunday April 19th at 10:30 PM!
During the session, Kevin Smith answers questions regarding his movies, as well as his life. He discusses how he got started in the movie industry, how different films came about, his friendship with Jason Mewes, and his relationship with the media, fans, and various other celebrities.
9101 International Dr Suite 2310, Orlando, FL 32819
Music, science and film come together in the stunning, multimedia work, Icarus at the Edge of Time, a collaboration by Philip Glass, Brian Greene, David Henry Hwang, and Al+Al.
Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole. Based on the children’s book by physicist Brian Greene, this futuristic re-imagining of the classic myth takes audiences of all ages on a whirlwind voyage through space and time to the very edge of understanding.
Featuring an original score by Philip Glass, script adapted by Brian Greene and David Henry Hwang, and film created and directed by Al + Al, Icarus at the Edge of Time has been performed by orchestras around the world and narrated by acclaimed performers, such as John Lithgow, Liev Schreiber, Kal Pen and LeVar Burton.
At UCF Celebrates the Arts 2015 on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Icarus at the Edge of Time will be narrated by Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager; Orange is the New Black) and the score will be performed by the UCF Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Art Pranno.
Icarus at the Edge of Time was commissioned and produced by World Science Festival (New York) with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Southbank Centre (London), with the Royal Society. Co-commissioned by Associazione Festival della Scienza, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Glasgow’s Concert Halls. Executive Producers: Tracy Day, World Science Festival, New York; Gillian Moore, Southbank Centre, London.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801