Scene on the Web Weekly: September 16-22, 2013

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Atlanta Comic Convention (December 2013)

ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION

Convention Name
ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION
Convention Website Address
http://atlantacomicconvention.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/08/2013
About This Convention
THE BEST ONE DAY SHOW IN THE SOUTH! 4 TIMES A YEAR FOR 20 YEARS!
Over 1 Million Comic Books (Gold, Silver, Modern, Variants, CGC..MORE!) and Toys (marvel Legends, DC Direct, Star Wars, MORE!) , Star Wars, DR WHO, Star Trek, Magic, Gaming..MORE!
Venue Name and Address
Marriott Hotel -Century Center
2000 Century Blvd
I-85 ,Exit #91 CLAIRMONT RD, Ga Atlanta , 30345
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
65
Projected Attendance
600
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Nathan Massengill artist of Batman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Deadpool, Hulk, Captain AmericaALSO artists Jason Flowers, Mark Wright, James Burns, Author Bobby Nash

ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION

Wizard World Plans Massive Expansion for 2014; Adds Seven Cities to Their Comic Con Tour

Press Release:

Wizard World Comic Con Plans Massive Expansion In 2014, Adding Seven New Cities To The Largest Comic Con Tour Ever

World’s Largest Pop Culture Convention Series Now Includes 15 Events With Plans To Expand To Sacramento, Calif.; Louisville, Ky.; Minneapolis; Atlanta; San Antonio; Richmond, Va.; Tulsa, Okla.

Wizard World ExpansionWizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), the world’s largest pop culture convention series is announcing a large-scale expansion to its already largest Comic Con Tour. Fans of movies, TV, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, games, sci-fi, sports entertainment, music and more across the U.S. will now be treated to a whopping 15 events in 2014, potentially with room for additional expansion.

Wizard World promises to continue bringing top-level celebrities for autographs, photo ops and panel programming as well as top rated TV show and blockbuster film and game releases to engage with the Comic Con audience. Additionally, while industry trends show artists exhibition areas shrinking at many other convention show floors, Wizard World has a strong commitment to including leading and up-and-coming comic book artists and writers from the U.S. and from all over the world. Over a dozen countries’ top talent have been represented at Wizard World 2013 events including Canada, Mexico, Spain, Great Britain, France, Italy, Philippines, Turkey, Singapore, Croatia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and more.

Fans can expect to see community fueled costume contests, evening panel programming, live video streaming, top industry exhibitors, retailers, fan groups and exclusive attractions (like the Frank Frazetta pop-up museum collection) that are staples of the Wizard World experience, providing memorable and long-lasting experiences for attendees of all ages.

Eight cities from the 2013 schedule return next year: Portland, Ore. (Jan. 24-26, Oregon Convention Center); New Orleans (Feb. 7-9, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center); St. Louis (April 4-6, America’s Center); Philadelphia (June 19-22, Pennsylvania Convention Center); Chicago (Aug. 21-24, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center); Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 26-28, Music City Center); Austin, Texas (Oct. 11-12, Austin Convention Center); and Columbus, Ohio (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Greater Columbus Convention Center).
The tour has expanded to include the following new shows: Sacramento, Calif. (March 7-9, Sacramento Convention Center); Louisville, Ky. (March 28-30, Kentucky International Convention Center); Minneapolis (May 2-4, Minneapolis Convention Center); Atlanta (May 30-June 1, Georgia World Congress Center); San Antonio (Aug. 1-3, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center); Richmond, Va. (Sept. 12-14, Greater Richmond Convention Center) and Tulsa, Okla. (Nov., 7-9, Cox Business Center).

“Our mantra has been, ‘Give the fans a great experience, give the celebrities and creators a great experience, take care of our exhibitors and everyone will want to come back,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO and Chairman. “We have had such an overwhelmingly positive reaction to all our 2013 events, both first-year and existing shows, that it was obvious what the fans were telling us – ‘We want more!’”

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Three events in the coming months conclude the 2013 slate: Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 20-22); Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 18-20); and Austin, Texas (Nov. 22-24).

About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at http://www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.

Wizard World 2013 Schedule
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 11-12 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con

Scene on the Web Weekly: September 9-15, 2013

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GA – An Evening with Pinky and the Brain

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Join Emmy winning voice actors Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche on Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM for An Evening with Pinky and The Brain! There will be episode screenings, Q&A, songs, impressions, and just general wackiness – all Pinky and The Brain style! After the show stay for the Meet and Greet to say hello to the actors!

General Admission tickets to the show are $25.00. Meet and Greet tickets are $40.00 and include the show as well as the actors signing one item that you supply and your taking a picture with them. All sales are non-refundable. Click here for tickets!

Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

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GA – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis signs at Barnes & Noble on Saturday August 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM!

Author Event

Top Shelf Productions is proud to present the first volume of March, a graphic novel trilogy co-authored by Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) and Andrew Aydin, with art by Nate Powell (a New York Times bestseller, Eisner Award winner, and finalist for the LA Times Book Prize).

March is a vivid, first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights (including his key roles in the historic 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March), meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. In March, a true American icon teams up with one of America’s most acclaimed graphic novelists. Together, they bring to life one of our nation’s most historic moments, a period both shameful and inspiring, and a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

To obtain a wristband for the signing event, please ask any bookseller for details.

Barnes & Noble
2900 Peachtree Road NE Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30305
404-261-7747

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Dragon*Con No Longer; Now Simply Dragon Con

Dragon Con

Press Release:

How to Spell Dragon Con

Dragon Con Now Spelled Without Asterisk

Atlanta, GA, 2014 – As part of the recently announced merger that created Dragon Con, Inc., we have elected to change the style and spelling of our name. Going forward, the proper style and spelling of the convention is Dragon Con (two words, no asterisk) while the company is Dragon Con, Inc.

We hope that by providing this style note, it will be easier for reporters and editors to write about Dragon Con by eliminating questions about usage. We also believe that a consistent spelling of the name will make searching for stories about Dragon Con on your website or on the Internet more complete.

It is entirely possible that you will see printed materials at Dragon Con 2013 that still show the company or event name using the asterisk. These materials were printed before the merger. Materials printed in the future will be consistent with the new style.

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