Steel City Con Provides a Major The Walking Dead Guest Update

Michael Cudlitz

MICHAEL CUDLITZ

JUST CONFIRMED:
MICHAEL WILL BE ATTENDING ALL 3 DAYS!

3 DAY PASSES SOLD-OUT!
SINGLE DAY DISCOUNT TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

The Steel City Comic Con is very pleased to announce that Michael Cudlitz will be attending the upcoming Steel City Comic Con. Michael is known for portraying John Cooper on the TNT drama series Southland, Sergeant Denver “Bull” Randleman on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, and Sergeant Abraham Ford on the AMC horror series The Walking Dead.

Ticket availability at www.steelcitycon.com

Michael Cudlitz will be available for signings and professional photo ops. Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

PA – Rick Geary Speaks

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Press Release:

Legendary artist Rick Geary will speak at the ToonSeum about his career and new work in a FREE talk on Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 PM.

Geary began work in comics in 1977 and was for thirteen years a contributor to the Funny Pages of National Lampoon. His comic stories have also been published in Heavy Metal, Dark Horse Comics and the DC Comics/Paradox Press Big Books. His early comic work has been collected in Housebound with Rick Geary from Fantagraphics Books. During a four-year stay in New York, his illustrations appeared regularly in The New York Times Book Review. His illustration work has also been seen in MAD, Spy, Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and American Libraries.

He has written and illustrated three children’s books based on The Mask for Dark Horse and two Spider-Man children’s books for Marvel. His children’s comic “Society of Horrors” ran in Disney Adventures magazine. He was the artist for the new series of GUMBY Comics, written by Bob Burden, for which they received the 2007 Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Publication for a Younger Audience. His graphic novels include three adaptations for the Classics Illustrated, and the nine-volume series A Treasury of Victorian Murder for NBM Publishing. The new series A Treasury of 20th Century Murder began in 2008 with “The Lindbergh Child.” His other historically-based graphic novels include Cravan, written with Mike Richardson, and J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography.

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Toonseum
945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-232-0199

Steel City Con Adds Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones from Ash Vs Evil Dead

Via Steel City Con:

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DANA DeLORENZO – JUST ANNOUNCED!

The Steel City Comic Con is very pleased to announce that actress and former radio personality and producer, Dana DeLorenzo will be attending the upcoming show! She currently stars as Kelly Maxwell in Ash vs Evil Dead. Dana will be joining Ray Santiago and Jill Marie Jones for an amazing reunion of 3 main cast members of Ash vs, Evil Dead TV series!

ticket availability at www.steelcitycon.com

Dana DeLorenzo will be available for signings and professional photo ops. Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

Jill

JILL MARIE JONES – JUST ANNOUNCED!

The Steel City Comic Con is pleased to announce that Jill Marie Jones will be attending the upcoming Steel City Comic Con!
Jones is best known for her role as Antoinette “Toni” Childs-Garrett on the UPN comedy series, Girlfriends (2000-2006). Jones later has appeared in a number of films, and had the recurring role as Cynthia Irving on the Fox supernatural series, Sleepy Hollow. From 2015 to 2016, she starred as Amanda Fisher in the Starz horror-comedy series, Ash vs Evil Dead.

ticket availability at www.steelcitycon.com

Jill Marie Jones will be available for signings and professional photo ops. Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

 

PA – Angel City #1 Signing

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Writer Janet Harvey appears at Amalgam Comics on Friday, October 14th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to sign ANGEL CITY #1.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Living Dead Weekend 2016 Celebrates Film Origins of the Zombie

October 5, 2016 by  
Filed under Convention News, Horror, Pennsylvania

Living Dead Weekend

Press Release:

LIVING DEAD WEEKEND CELEBRATES FILM ORIGINS OF THE ZOMBIE

Evans City, September 30, 2016: Evans City, PA, the home of the modern zombie in pop-culture will host the annual Living Dead Weekend on October 14, 15 and 16. This title is given to this Pennsylvania bureau because of it’s ties to the 1968 classic film, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Evans City served as the filming location of the infamous George A. Romero’s debut feature film about a night where the recently dead have returned to life and upset the human way of life. Now 48 years old, the film has had immeasurable influence on pop-culture and has given the world a new monster archetype.

This annual event has grown considerably and has become Evans City’s largest local festival. This event will feature a full weekend of events including movie screenings in the nearby Strand Theater, over 30 celebrities from the Romero films signing autographs, seminars and discussion panels, makeup and special FX booths, and over 100 vendors of art, crafts, food, exhibits, entertainers, Halloween merchandise, zombie goods, souvenirs and apparel. Also back for its third outing within the weekend is the Sunday afternoon Pet Walk of the Living Dead, a family friendly pet and owner costumed parade around EDCO Park which includes various local pet vendors all day this year.

A highlight of this year’s Weekend is a community effort to raise funds to save EDCO Park’s swimming Pool. GHOULS FOR THE POOL is Evans’s City’s answer to the popular Scarecrow Invasion- an interactive art exhibit to fill the park with fan-made zombie scarecrows. Participants will build and design a scarecrow to decorate and add ambiance to the park for Halloween. For only $5, the core essentials are supplied and park visitors throughout the weekend will use their ideas and artistic vision to build a zombie scarecrow and plant it in the park. The goal is to fill the back yard of the park with 1000 unique zombies. For every zombie scarecrow that joins the horde, the park gets $5.00.

Everyone is invited to celebrate all things zombies and especially the film that started it all, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, where it all began, Evans City, PA. Visitors from all around the world, as far as New Zealand are expected this year. Admission is FREE, with some activities having individual ticket costs. Additional details can be found at the website www.TheLivingDeadWeekend.com

“The way Evans City has embraced its own role as a focal point of film making history, and the warmth of the community to all its many visitors has made this a truly special event,” says, Jim Krut, actor from DAWN OF THE DEAD, “As the event continues to grow, the town will continue to find itself seen through the eyes of visitors from across the country and the world.”

The Living Dead Museum is a museum and gift shop celebrating Zombies in Pop-Culture. Located in the town center of Evans City, PA, location of the original film, George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the themed attraction takes fans through a visual history of zombies in cinema and pop-culture. Displays of props and memorabilia are woven into a presentation featuring interactive experiences, and zombie gift shopping. For more information, visit www.livingdeadmuseum.com and www.TheLivingDeadWeekend.com .

PA – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Cartoonist Box Brown signs his new book Tetris: The Games People Play at Brave New Worlds on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

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Brave New Worlds
55 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-6525

PA – Frankenstein’s Monster Goes to Oz Signing

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Amalgam is proud to welcome Joshua Toritto & Matthew Dennion the creative team behind the imaginative children’s book, “Frankenstein’s Monster Goes to Oz”. Join us for a reading and signing on Saturday, Sept. 24th starting at noon!

Joshua Toritto is an artist who received his education through the Perkins Center of the Arts. As he finds most modern cartoons and portraits to be somewhat lacking in the simplicity or humor that their predecessors possessed, Joshua’s overall style and feel to each piece, in a sense, serves as a means of remedying this, yet still exhibit a unique, rawer look about them. Joshua hopes that by creating such artwork, he fills all those who look upon it with a simple joy and nostalgia for art of yesteryear.

Matthew Dennion is a kaiju author who writes across multiple venues. He is most well-known for wiring kaiju novels for Severed Press Publishing. His novels include Chimera Scourge of the God, Operation R.O.C., Atomic Rex, and Polar Yeti. He has also launched the Watchtower Universe with his friend and illustrator John Opal with the novella The Kaiju and the Crime Fighter. Matthew has written stories for the Kaiju Tales section for G-fan magazine for the past three years. For the past two years, he has written the Gfantis vs “Guest Monster” series for G-fan in which Gfantis has battled the original kaiju of other author’s novels/comics. Matthew also writes short stories for Black Coat Press featuring characters like Captain Nemo, Arsene Lupin, Allan Quartermain and other public domain characters. You can follow him on Facebook and at his website www.matthewdennion.com

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – Jamie Lee Curtis Signing

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Jamie Lee Curtis signs This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library.

Cost: FREE

One of film’s most compelling presences since her screen debut almost 40 years ago, Jamie Lee Curtis’ diverse résumé includes roles in Halloween, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday, and True Lies, for which she won a best actress Golden Globe. A staunch advocate for children’s hospitals, human rights campaigns, and marriage equality, among other causes, Curtis is also the author of a bunch of bestselling children’s books, including It’s Hard to Be Five, I’m Gonna Like Me, and Today I Feel Silly. Her latest offering for kids is a picture book that raises more-important-than-ever issues of identity, immigration, and inclusive culture.

No posed photos. No memorabilia, DVDs, photos, etc. will be signed.

Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

PA – March Signing

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Press Release:

The ToonSeum, in collaboration with Sweetwater Arts Center, is honored to welcome the creators of the award-winning graphic novel March to Pittsburgh! This event takes place at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell will be discussing Congressman Lewis’ role as a leader of the civil rights movement and how they transformed his story into this powerful graphic novel series. A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of the MARCH trilogy will be available for purchase in the lobby of the August Wilson Center before the event and during the signing.

This event is sponsored by Carlow University and The Pittsburgh Foundation. Special thanks to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, August Wilson Center, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and Paul Schifino of Schifino Design.

The event is FREE but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! See link for tickets.

For more information about the exhibit or the event, contact the ToonSeum at (412) 232-0199

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August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-6070

PA – Kingsway West #1 Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at Amalgam Comics to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ Kingsway West #1 on Saturday, August 27th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!

About Kingsway West #1:
“After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.”

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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