Tampa Bay Comic Con Announces Cartoon Convention
April 2nd, 2014 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con has announced a new spin-off event called the Cartoon Convention. The Cartoon Convention will spotlight American animation and live-action children’s programming. The creators and their works from studios such as Nickelodeon, Disney, Pixar, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. and many others will be featured. The event will debut on November 8-9, 2014, at the Tampa Convention Center.
In attendance will be voice actors and animators from various animated features, as well as cast members from live-action children’s programming. Panels, Q&As and workshops will be featured at the event.
Single-day admission is $20 and a weekend pass is $30 for adults. Admission is FREE for children (12 and under).
Tampa Convention Center (west hall)
333 S Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper has just been added to the already amazing guest list for Spooky Empire’s May-Hem! This will be the first ever convention appearance of Roddy Piper and John Carpenter in one place! Roddy is best known as the long time WWF/WCW wrestler, but also starred in many films and TV shows including John Carpenter’s “They Live”, The Outer Limits, Highlander and It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Piper and Carpenter together!!
Get your discount advanced tickets today !!
Join us for our favorite day of the year! We are in the planning stages of this annual event and will post updates as they happen.
Each person gets 3 FREE comic books from a large selection! We will have something for everyone whether they are starting on their first comic or more mature readers! If you come in a costume, you can select 5 comics! Full list of comics that will be available at www.freecomicbookday.com
Very excited to announce our guests:
TIM SEELEY is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I JOE, HALLOWEEN, WILDCATS and EX SANGUINE. His writing work includes NY TIMES bestselling HACK/SLASH, WITCHBLADE, BATMAN ETERNAL and the critically acclaimed REVIVAL. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Gina. He works at FOUR STAR STUDIOS where he is never far from his 80s action figure collection.
Derrick Fish – We are thrilled to welcome local artist Derrick Fish again for Free Comic Book Day. Derrick will be selling copies of his original comic -The Wellkeeper! He will also have original art and sketches for sale.
Jon Pinto – Jon is a local artist and will be selling his original pop culture pieces from Doctor Who, Star Trek, and more!
12348 Roper Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711
March 20, 2014 by Joe Fauvel
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Win a Lifetime Pass to ALL Florida Supercon events, V.I.P. passes, and Weekend Passes!
* 1 LIFETIME PASS TO ALL FLORIDA SUPERCON EVENTS ($700 VALUE)
* 1 V.I.P. UPGRADE FOR FSC 2014 ($200 VALUE)
* 1 V.I.P. PASS FOR A FRIEND ($200 VALUE)
* 2 V.I.P. TICKETS TO FLORIDA SUPERCON 2014
* 2 FULL 4 DAY WEEKEND PASSES TO FLORIDA SUPERCON 2014
WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM ON APRIL 1, 2014 @ 9:00PM
NOTE: If you have already purchased tickets, and win the contest, you will receive a refund for the purchased tickets.
For more info on Florida SuperCon check out their website!
Megacon is THIS WEEKEND!
Green Mustard Entertainment will be set up at Booth #253 selling decals, glasses, t-shirts, and discount convention tickets… AND we’ll be giving away at Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL at our booth.
But wait… THERE’S MORE.
We’ll also be announcing our next Industry Guest AT Megacon! She’s the voice of one of anime’s best know characters and Florida Anime Experience 2014 will her FIRST Central Florida appearance!
So to recap: This Weekend at Megacon…
WIN A YOSHI EDITION NINTENDO 3DS XL
We’ll also be giving away t-shirts, passes to Florida Anime Experience, and more! Just stop by Booth #253 and pick up a Florida Anime Experience button. Each button is numbered and there are TWO of each button. To enter to win is simple: FIND THE MATCHING BUTTON! Find the person wearing the button that matches your number at the convention and bring him/her back to the booth with you and you will BOTH be entered to win the 3DS XL. Plus, we’ll give away prizes for each group that shows up…
- The first five (5) matching couples will win FREE PASSES to Florida Anime Experience 2014. (10 passes total)
- The next ten (10) matching couples will win T-SHIRTS from the booth. (20 shirts total)
- The remaining matching couples will win DECALS. (We have plenty!)
FIND OUT THE NEXT FLORIDA ANIME EXPERIENCE VOICE GUEST
Stop by the booth, pick up a flyer! Find out about our other upcoming conventions… Florida Comics Experience and WasabiCon! PLUS learn who our newest guest is for this year.
BUY DISCOUNT TICKETS AND MERCHANDISE
We’ll have lots of cool swag for sale at our booth. Swing by and check out: All T-Shirts for $10 PinUpalooza Glasses $7 Decals $1 In addition, we’ll have a LIMITED number of discount Florida Anime Experience 2014 tickets for only $25. These will be for sale during MEGACON ONLY! Don’t miss your chance to get three days of anime convention goodness at our pre-reg price. This is limited to MegaCon attendees ONLY.
March 18, 2014
Bayport – New York
March 1994 saw the debut of Billy Tucci’s modern-day samurai fable, “Shi”, when “The Way of the Warrior” #1” first hit the comic shelves and created an unlikely self-publishing smash hit that still resonates to this day. Illustrated by Tucci, co-written with Peter Gutierrez, and colored by Barry Orkin, “Way of the Warrior” transcended independent publishing with a unique melding of Japanese mythology, history, and action not seen before in comics and inspired a host of imitators.
Now after twenty years, three Eisner award nominations and 3 million copies in print, Shi kicks off an anniversary celebration tour with a new series and rare exclusives.
“All of our London exclusives have sold out and now we’re planning more extremely limited books and prints exclusive to the conventions I’m attending this year.” Tucci noted, “And I can’t think of a better way to kick off our Shi 20th Anniversary Celebration Tour than at a show very near and dear to my heart, MegaCon!”
The tour’s American leg begins this weekend in Orlando with the exclusive the “Shi – Way of the Warrior #1 MegaCon 20th Anniversary Edition” book and lithograph. Both are limited to only 25 editions with each signed and numbered by Billy Tucci.
MegaCon will also see the American debut of the “The Shi – Way of the Warrior #1 20th Anniversary Sketch Cover Edition” and all-new exclusive Shi lithographs.
Tucci concluded, “I cannot believe it’s been twenty wonderful years since Shi’s debut on the world stage and the original MegaCon Tampa show in 1994 was my first comic convention so this is going to be a great homecoming.”
Legend Neal Adams Signing the Wednesday, March 19th, before MegaCon in Orlando.
For more info check out Mike’s Comics website.
March 17, 2014 by Joe Fauvel
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Sunday, March 23rd
Q&A Panel with Manu Bennett
2:20 PM – 3:10 PM
Sunday, March 23rd
Q&A Panel with Eliza Dushku
See the entire schedule HERE!
March 17, 2014 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Book Festivals, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
The following map indicates available parking areas for MegaCon 2014 during the dates of March 21-23. The OCCC charges $9 per standard sized vehicle or $15 for oversized vehicle (RV or Bus). The OCCC will be providing complimentary shuttle services to and from the Destination Parkway Garage and Flat Lot, which is directly across from the Hilton Orlando hotel.
If you are staying at the DoubleTree Orlando by Sea World, the host hotel for MegaCon 2014, MegaCon will be providing complimentary shuttle service to and from the convention center and the Doubletree Friday-Sunday.
If you are staying at one of the hotels on I-Drive or Universal Blvd and do not want to drive over, there are cabs in the area that will drop you off in front of the South Building. Cost may vary based on distance away.
An alternative is utilizing the I-Ride Trolley, which has pick up and drop off locations in numerous locations up and down I-Drive. You can pay $2.00 per ride or purchase off their website or at your hotel, a 3 day unlimited pass for $7.00. This is a great alternative if you want to get back and forth to MegaCon without having to drive and find parking. For more information on the I-Ride Trolley for pick up and drop off locations or to purchase a trolley pass, please visit their website at:
March 17, 2014 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Grab your game piece from one of sixteen amazing artists and start the hunt!
Collect them all and you’ll get an entry form to fill out and be entered for our daily prize pack!
For more info on MegaCon check out their website!