Dragon*Con Ownership Reorganizes as Dragon Con, Inc.

Press Release:

DRAGON CON, INC. REPLACES DRAGON CON / ACE, INC.

Dragon Con will Continue the Agreements With Hotels, Guests and Performers.

Dragon*ConATLANTA – July 8, 2013 – The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Dragon Con / ACE, Inc., producer of Dragon*Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy and sci-fi convention, have agreed to merge the company into Dragon Con, Inc. (Dragon Con) in a cash-out merger.

Led by Pat Henry, David Cody and Robert Dennis, ownership of Dragon Con includes five of the six founding owners of Dragon Con / ACE (the old Dragon Con). The effective date of the merger is July 8, 2013.

Edward Kramer, who has not had any role in managing or organizing the convention since 2000, was offered cash for his shares in the old company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“This decision only affects the ownership of the old Dragon Con,” said Pat Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Con. “Our members and others who attend Dragon*Con 2013 will experience the same fantastic convention they have come to expect from us.”

Dragon Con will continue the agreements with each of the host and overflow hotels associated with the convention as well as all of the guests and performers scheduled to appear at this year’s event, either “as is” or with amendments recognizing Dragon Con as owner.

About Dragon*Con

Dragon*Con is the largest pop culture convention featuring comics, film, television, costuming, art, music, and gaming. Held each Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Dragon*Con attracted more than 52,000 attendees in 2012. For more information, please visit www.dragoncon.org.

Atlanta South Comic Con – McDonough (July 2013)

Atlanta South Comic Con

Convention Name
Atlanta South Comic Con – McDonough
Convention Website Address
http://atlantasouthcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/14/2013
Venue Name and Address
Fairfield Inn & Suites
30Mill St
McDonough, Ga 30281
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
35
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
Guests
TBA

Atlanta Comic Convention (July 2013)

Atlanta Comic Convention

Convention Name
ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION
Convention Website Address
http://www.atlantacomicconvention.com
About This Convention
The Best One day Show in the South! Over 1 Million Comic Books(Gold, Silver, Modern) , Toys, Star Wars, Dr Who, Tradepaperbacks, Magazines..MORE!
Venue Name and Address
Marriott Hotel -Century Center/Emory
2000 Century Blvd
Atlanta, Ga 30345
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
65
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Guests
Daniel Thomas May (ALLEN) from AMC’s #1 Hit WALKING DEAD

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GA – Free Comic Book Day 2013

tmntfcbdEric Burnham, Drew Geraci, Wilfred Torres, and more sign at Galactic Quest on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Eric Burnham: FCBD Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGhostbustersA-Team, and more

Drew GeraciIron Man 3, many titles from Marvel, DC, Crossgen, Image, and more

Wilfred TorresThe Shadow Year One

Terminus Media studio - various artists

Musical performances by Hott With Harry Leggs & Radio Cult at the Lawrenceville store

Kyle Puttkammer: Creator of Galaxy Man and the upcoming Hero Cats comic series

Allen Belk: penciler of Galaxy Man comics

Marcus Williams: penciler for Hero Cats comics

Galactic Comics
4264 Sudderth Road, Buford, GA 30518
(770) 614-4804

481 West Pike Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(770) 339-3001

 

Atlanta Comic Convention (April 2013)

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Convention Name
ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION
Convention Website Address
http://www.atlantacomicconvention.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/21/2013
About This Convention
The BEST One Day Show in the South! Over 1 Million Comic Books , Toys, Posters, Dr WHO, Star Wars, Walking Dead, MORE!
Check out the website
www.atlantacomicconvention.com
for details , guest info, updates and directions!
Venue Name and Address
MARRIOTT HOTEL-CENTURY CENTURY
2000 Century Blvd
Atlanta, Georgia 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
TBA check website for details

Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Tour

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Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Tour Kicks off on April 20, 2013

Jay and Silent Bob are back! Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are hitting the road with their new animated film, JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE – which blazes across America in a series of one-night-only shows starting April 20, 2013 in Atlanta at the Center Stage Theater. The legendary best buds from Jersey are back to dispense weed and wisdom in cartoon form and audiences will have the opportunity to watch the new movie and stick around for a rip-roaring Q&A afterwards. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1, 2013.

Produced by Mewes and directed by first-time filmmaker Steve Stark, JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE features the voice talents of Eliza Dushku, Tara Strong, Ralph Garman, Neil Gaiman, Ben Gleib, Jon Lovitz, and the podcast stars of Smith’s SModcast Network! When they can no longer stomach the ever-growing weed of suburban crime, Jay & Silent Bob take on the mantles of costumed avengers Bluntman & Chronic, smashing super-villains they accidentally create! Can the Doobage Duo save their beloved Jersey ‘burbs from their new arch enemies, the League of Shitters? While clearly not the comic book movie the world wants, GROOVY MOVIE is the comic book movie the world needs!

“This is what can happen when you put the plug in the jug, kids!” said screenwriter and SModCo head honcho Kevin Smith of Producer (and friend of Bill W.) Jason Mewes. “I’m crazy proud of Jay for turning the soul-crushing bummer that is sobriety into productivity, making something as funny and fun as GROOVY MOVIE in the process!”

“As an actor, it was awesome to play Jay again,” said producer and voice talent Jason Mewes. “But as a producer, I sweated every nickel because I wanted to keep the budget low… And dirty.”

The budget for GROOVY MOVIE: $69,000!

“That budget figure not only makes us proud, it makes us giggle,” Smith went on to say . “We live in an age of wonder where you can make a whole cartoon movie for well under a hundred grand! And the super hero who made miracles happen for next to nothing in cost was our genius director, Canadian animator Steve Stark!”

“A few years back, Steve was a Jay & Silent Bob fan who Tweeted us a YouTube cartoon he made from an episode of SModcast,” Mewes explains. “Now the guy’s directed an entire Jay & Silent Bob cartoon movie! And since we’re using Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube to sell tour tickets, it’s like the whole cartoon’s made possible by the power of social media! SNOOTCH!”

Forgoing a standard theatrical release, SModcast Pictures (a division of SModCo) will repeat the city-by-city, one-night-only structure of their groundbreaking RED STATE USA Tour and cap each Groovy Movie screening with a performance of their Jay and Silent Bob Get Old podcast – the wildly popular live show which has sold out tours across the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. All 103 live shows recorded to date are available for download at SModcast.com and iTunes. Mewes has also produced home video versions of the show entitled, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Teabagging in the UK, Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing o’the Green, and Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under.

Complete ticket and tour information is available at the website and the trailer can be seen here. “Like” Jay and Silent Bob on Facebook.

About Jason Mewes (Jay)

Jason Mewes (@JayMewes) is the Creative Producer at SModCo Internet Radio (SIR), which launched in May 2011, as well as the Creative Producer at SModCo Internet TV (SIT), which launched in May 2012 and lives online as a YouTube channel. SModco produces Mewes’ weekly video blog called, Mewes News, which was also the first SIT video to air. Best known as the vocal half of the on-screen comedic duo, Jay and Silent Bob, Mewes has reprised his role as the celebrated character, “Jay,” in a number of films. With cult-fans following his controversial antics, Mewes has captured audiences with rebellious banter against his unspoken other half and longtime friend, Kevin Smith (Silent Bob). Since the beginning of the duo’s offbeat work together, Mewes and Smith have continued to build on their beloved character driven roles from the Jay and Silent Bob series. Most recently, Mewes wrapped Spoilers, alongside Smith, an original online series for Hulu and in 2011, he co-hosted the TV series, Cinema Enema, which reviews film in an off-kilter way. As an actor, Mewes can be seen in a starring role in the Wunderkind Pictures feature, Noobz, as well as The Last Godfather, Money Shot, K-11, and Rock Jocks. Mewes’ most noted film credits include: Smith’s award-winning Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Clerks II, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. This string of cult hits all celebrated and continued Mewes’ infamous role as “Jay,” a bawdy, fast talking, and over sexed but very likable guy. For his successful and brow-raising portrayal, MTV honored him with 2007′s Dirtiest Mouth Award.

About Kevin Smith (Silent Bob)

Kevin Smith (@ThatKevinSmith) is the fat guy who got thrown off the plane. He also made CLERKS once.

JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE TOUR DATES

 

April 20 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Theater
April 21 Washington, DC Warner Theater
April 22 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
April 23 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
April 24 Boston, MA House of Blues
April 25 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theater
April 29 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theater
April 30 Sacramento, CA Crest Theater
May 2 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
May 5 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
May 9 Portland, OR Bagdad Theater
May 15 Seattle, WA Moore Theater
May 17 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
May 18 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
May 19 Chicago, IL The Vic Theater
May 20 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall
May 21 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 22 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater

 

Dates for New Jersey, Texas and Canada will be added in late March.

Will Eisner Week Celebrates Graphic Novels

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Press Release:

The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation is proud to announce Will Eisner Week 2013, a ten-day series of events in more than a dozen cities nationwide that celebrates graphic novels, free speech awareness, and the career and legacy of Will Eisner, one of the most innovative figures in the history of comics and graphic novels.

Will Eisner Week’s theme this year is, “Read a Graphic Novel,” which will be the underlying message of all the events. Cities holding celebrations include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, and Minneapolis.

Will Eisner Week 2013 has added significance, as it marks 35 years since the 1978 publication of Eisner’s groundbreaking graphic novel, “A Contract With God.”

“This year, we will be having Will Eisner Week celebrations in more places than ever before,” said Will Eisner Week Organizing Committee Chair Danny Fingeroth. “The people doing the events are planning some amazing happenings that will spread the word about how cool graphic novels are, and that celebrate Will Eisner’s astonishing body of work done over a career that spanned seven decades.”

Will Eisner Week 2013 events include:

March 1-15, SAVANNAH, GA: Savannah College of Art and Design will hold several events run by Professor David Duncan, including a March 2 screening of “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist” and various Eisner-themed art sessions.

March 2, 4:00-4:55 PM, SEATTLE, WA: Emerald City Comicon panel: Eisner’s “A Contract With God—Reflections on the 35th Anniversary,” featuring Dennis O’Neil, Batton Lash, Matt Fraction, Jackie Estrada, and Ben Saunders.

March 3-10, PITTSBURGH, PA: Various events at the Toonseum, including a screening of the documentary “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist” by Andrew & Jon Cooke on March 6.

March 4-8, ARKADELPHIA, AR: The Comics Arts Club of Henderson State University, under the direction of Professor Randy Duncan, will study Eisner’s work in the context of Immigrant Experience Focus Week.

March 6: 7:30 PM, PORTLAND, OR: The Art Institute of Portland: Lecture on Eisner by Dark Horse Editor Diana Schutz.

March 7, 6:30-9:30 PM, NEW YORK, NY: The Society of Illustrators hosts a Will Eisner Sketch Night.

March 7, 7:00-9:00 PM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA: The Cartoon Art Museum. An Evening With Mario Hernandez, including a discussion of Eisner’s influence.

March 7, 7:30 PM, PORTLAND, OR: The Jack London Bar. A reading of Eisner’s “Last Day in Vietnam,” with Brian Bendis, Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Michael Oeming, and Dylan Meconis.

March 7, 7:00-9:30 PM, BOSTON, MA: Tufts University. Screening of “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist,” followed by a panel discussion including A. David Lewis, Chuck Henebry, and Stephen Weiner.

March 10, 1:00-4:00 PM, MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Minneapolis College of Art and Design hosts a Graphic Novel Read-In, featuring a screening of “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist.”

March 11, 7:00-9:00 PM, NEW YORK, NY: Parsons/The New School, Comics & Picture-Story Symposium. Jeremy Dauber and Danny Fingeroth discuss Eisner’s work in the context of Jewish-American literature.

March 12, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT: Center for Cartoon Studies. Lecture on Eisner by Stephen Bissette. (For CCS students only.)

March 14, 7:30 PM, BURBANK, CA: The Animation Guild will hold a special Comic Art Professional Society meeting devoted to Eisner, hosted by Scott Shaw!.

Celebrations are also being planned for Amherst, MA and Washington, DC. Check www.willeisnerweek.com for updates on all events.

GA – Mermin Signings

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Joey Weiser signs in Atlanta, GA at Bizarro Wuxtry (225 College Avenue) on Wednesday February 20th from 2:00 – 6:00 pm and at Criminal Records (1154 Euclid Ave NE) on Thursday February 21st from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. And then a signing at TFAW in Portland, OR on March 6th.

Scene on the Web Weekly: February 4-10, 2013

Cobra is recruiting, a congressman is going to SDCC, and you can make your own bat signal! All this and more for the week so far.


Scene on the Web Weekly: February 4-10, 2013

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Scene on the Web Weekly: January 28 – February 3, 2013

Win VIP tickets to Emerald City Comicon, find out why Nancy A. Collins has called for a boycott of Dragon*Con, and check out reports from the Amazing Arizona Comic Con.


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