Action Lab Entertainment is about to launch their brand new series, CHARLES BAND’S PUPPET MASTER, based on the film series of the same name. In the spirit of brotherhood and camaraderie that built the City of Champions, the Pittsburgh based publisher is teaming up with popular Pittsburgh based comic chain NEW DIMENSION COMICS for a massive two day signing event.
New Dimension Comics will host Puppet Master Writer Shawn Gabborin, and cover artist Scott Hedlund will be on hand to sign the limited edition store exclusive cover of the brand new series. Gabborin and Hedlund will appear at their stores in Cranberry, PA from 2-4 pm and at the Century III Mall in West Mifflin, PA from 6-8pm on Friday, April 3rd . On Saturday, April 4th Shawn Gabborin will appear at New Dimension stores at Clearview Mall in Butler, PA from 2-4 pm and Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum, PA from 6-8pm.
Puppet Master is the story Andre Toulon, an elderly puppet maker who discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. At the height of World War II, Andre fled to America, pursued by Nazis. In a last ditch effort to protect his secrets, the master packs the dolls away and takes his own life. Years later a rogue psychic revives the dolls, leaving his associates to face off against the monstrous marionettes. Decades (and a handful of “masters”) later, the puppets are still raising hell in their own unique way.
The Puppet Master film series has enjoyed a worldwide cult following since 1989 and spawned nine sequels including the most recent, Puppet Master X: Axis Rising.
PUPPET MASTER #1 Written by Shawn Gabborin, with art by Michela Da Sacco and Yann Perrelet hits comic shops nationwide in April.
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March 3, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Gaming, Horror, Movies, Other, Pennsylvania, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Webcomics
Join Neil Gaiman at the Tower Theater on Saturday, May 2nd at 8:00 pm for an evening of engaging conversations and stories of his life’s work both past and future, including an open discussion with the audience.
Neil Gaiman is one of fantasy’s most extraordinary innovators. Long considered a top writer of comics, he is also the creator of genre-defying prose, poetry, film, and drama for audiences of all ages. Gaiman’s award-winning works include the #1 New York Times bestselling adult novels The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Anansi Boys, the young adult novel Coraline, the TV series Neverwhere, and the groundbreaking Sandman comics series.
The Doylestown Bookshop has been chosen as the on-site bookseller for this event.
Tickets for sale online. After that tickets available at box office window.
The Tower Theater
S 69th St at Ludlow St, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082
Duane Swierczynski appears at Doylestown Bookshop on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm!
Duane Swierczynski is the author of the Edgar-nominated and Anthony Award winning “Expiration Date.” Prior entries in the Charlie Hardie series have won the Shamus Award and been nominated for Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards; the series is now being developed by Sony Pictures Television. He currently writes the monthly comics series “Judge Dredd” for IDW and “Bloodshot” for Valiant, and has written various bestselling comics series for Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse. He lives in Philadelphia.
The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, Deadpool vs X-Force, Ex-Con) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his new novel Canary on Thursday March 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
It’s dangerous enough when an ordinary college girl turns confidential informant. Even more dangerous when she’s smarter than the killer, kingpins and cops who control her. Sarie is busted by the police while doing a favor for her boyfriend.
Barnes & Noble – Rittenhouse Square
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
January 22, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Other, Pennsylvania, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Wisconsin
Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.
By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!
Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.
VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!
*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.
The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA
B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia to present One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
Buy tickets online
Screenwriter, stand-up comedian, author, and director B.J. Novak is also known for his role as condescending “temp-turned-sleazeball” (Los Angeles Times) Ryan on The Office. He has appeared in several films, including Inglorious Basterds, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. His writing and performing have garnered several honors, including Emmy nominations and Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild Awards. Of Novak and his new story collection, Gary Shteyngart says, “He just keeps kicking short fiction in the rear, making it run ahead clutching its ass, and then he runs up and kicks it some more, and the result is one of the most aggressively, insanely awesome debuts in a while.”
Free Library of Philadelphia – Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Delaware Valley, PA –
GEORGE TAKEI BEAMS IN TO THE GREAT PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON: STAR TREK REUNION PLANNED FOR APRIL 3-5th SHOW!
George Takei, known internationally to fans as Star Trek helmsman Hikaru Sulu and as a Pop Cultural Icon; joins his fellow former crewmembers Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig in making a rare group appearance in the Philadelphia area at the inaugural Great Philadelphia Comic Con.
George Takei is a social media sovereign and civil rights advocate on his first trip to the Philadelphia area in years. Best known as Hikaru Sulu from the original Star Trek television series and later movies of the same franchise has more than 8 million Facebook followers and growing. He is not only the voice of the Howard Stern show, but also an equality rights movement leader as he continues to fight for equal rights for all in America.
Nichelle Nichols, a real-life space advocate. Known to fans as Lt. Uhura in the original Star Trek series, has lead an extraordinary life. As Uhura, Nichelle became a role model for African-American women and helped pave the way towards breaking down racial barriers. So important was this role, that no less a person than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr himself encouraged her to stay on the show when she considered leaving for a career on the stage.
Walter Koenig, is known as Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek series and later Alfred Bester on the series Babylon 5. Rumor has it that his resemblance to musician Davy Jones (of Monkees fame) guaranteed him the role with Star Trek producers hoping his good looks would appeal to younger audience and attract more viewers.
Other special events occurring at the show include the largest Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger actor reunion in the Northeastern United States. Popular comic book artists such as the Legendary Jim Steranko, Mark Morales, JK Woodward, Mark McKenna and Ande Parks to name a few will also be in attendance. In addition, multiple actors from popular shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Arrow, The Walking Dead, Agents of Shield, and more to be announced!
Making a fun debut will be an exclusive trading card set, to be collected during the show. The cards will be available at various tables throughout the showroom, highlighting guests appearing at the show from Artists to Celebrities, and fans will be encouraged to collect the set throughout the weekend. As always we encourage families to bring their children, who have free admission (12 and under) and all participants in the Children’s Cosplay event are guaranteed a prize!
Details on the Show – April 3-5th, 2015: Location:
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave. Oaks PA
Friday 4PM -9PM Saturday 10AM-7PM Sunday 10AM – 5PM
3-Day Weekend Passes are: $40.00 before February 9, 2015. February 9, 2015 passes will be $49.95 online and
$55 at the door.
VIP and Special Access Passes are available, as well as single day admissions, please visit our website for cost and details.
FREE for children 10 years-old and under accompanied with an adult; 20% discount to all who arrive in costume! There will also be costume contests for all ages, with judges to be announced soon!
For additional information (or for interview requests, sample images, etc), contact Showrunner Christopher Wertz or visit http://www.philadelphiacomiccon.com/.
About The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! – The Largest Independent Pop-Culture Comic Convention in North-East Pennsylvania comes to the Philadelphia Area! Great Conventions LLC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. Founded in 2010 with The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) we are pleased to bring our unique brand of show to fans. Our show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in
part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and events where they can come express themselves – be they fans of Comics, Movies, TV, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay or more.
Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh Added To Largest Pop Culture Convention Schedule, September 11-13, 2015
Company Acquires Event at David L. Lawrence Convention Center from Founder Renee George; 25 Shows Now On 2015 Calendar
PITTSBURGH, January 20, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh to its 2015 schedule, bringing the current number of events during the year to 25. Wizard World acquired the event, set for September 11-13 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, an SMG managed facility, from founder and longtime owner Renee George.
Celebrity and comics creator guests and other details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are excited to have acquired the long-standing and popular Pittsburgh Comicon from Renee,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “We are excited to inject the Wizard World flavor in the Pittsburgh market, a city we’ve been wanting to expand to for many years. We are looking forward to seeing all our fans in September!”
“I am pleased that Wizard World will be able to continue the two-decade tradition of our show,” said George. “It’s a great opportunity for all of our loyal attendees in the area to take part in an even bigger event with more of what they have enjoyed for many years.”
“You will see the Pittsburgh Comicon Staff at the David Lawrence Center bringing our family friendly atmosphere to downtown Pittsburgh,” added George. “Our family and friends will continue to run the charity events, including Charity Quick Sketch & the Make-A-Wish Auction. All current contracts between the Pittsburgh Comicon & exhibitors or artists will be honored at this show. The Pittsburgh fans have been asking for bigger and better media guests and Wizard World will be able to provide that for them.”
With the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, the largest-ever schedule of pop culture conventions will include at least 11 new events in 10 new venues. Longstanding events in Philadelphia and Chicago are among the 14 returning shows from last year.
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, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh show hours are Friday, Sept. 11, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, visit http://wizd.me/PittsburghPR.
About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).
Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.
James O’Barr, Creator Of The Crow, To Attend Steel City Con!
The Steel City Con is proud to announce this very special and rare appearance of James O’Barr.
James is American graphic artist, best known as the creator of the comic book series THE CROW. The Crow was eventually adapted to the very popular and iconic film. James recently acknowledged that he is helping write the script for the new reboot of The Crow, along with screenwriter Cliff Dorfman..
James O’Barr will be available for signings and photo ops the weekend of the show. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. Please go to http://www.steelcitycon.com for all the details.