Great Philadelphia Comic Con Announces 2017 Guests

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Press Release:

Come and ‘Get UR Geek On!’ at the largest independently run Pop Culture Convention in PA! With over 150,000 Sq ft of show, there is something for everyone! Dozens of Artists, Vendors, Media and Cosplay Guests and Events, including: Panels Gaming Contests Door Prizes Film + TV Screening Events And Much More! Guests include:

Marina Sirtis
Born to Greek parents who did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, she worked in musical theater, repertory and television. In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, California. For six months, she auditioned for parts but was unsuccessful. Just before she planned to go back home, she got the part of Counselor Deanna Troi in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.

Bruce Boxleitner
As one of Hollywood’s leading men, Bruce Boxleitner has starred in a major motion picture franchise, numerous feature films, several popular television series, produced a major network film and TV series, performed on Broadway, and authored two science fiction novels.

John Wesley Shipp
John played Barry Allen aka The Flash in the CBS sci-fi adventure series “The Flash” (1990-1991), he then went on to play on the WB’s hit drama “Dawson’s Creek,” as Dawson’s dreamer dad Mitch Leery. Most recently he has returned to sci-fi by playing Henry Allen, the father of Barry Allen on the hit CW show “The Flash”.

Mike Zeck
Mike’s comics series and covers have influenced generations of artists, and one would have to argue which of Mike’s series has been the most influential, or most deeply embossed in our pop culture.

Zeck’s groundbreaking six part story “Kraven’s Last Hunt,” with J.M. Dematteis and Bob McLeod is the definitive Kraven the Hunter story and took the Spider-Man character to a whole new level, and has been touted by readers as the “Greatest Spider-Man story of all time,” in recent polls.

His work with writer Steven Grant on the Punisher Limited Series–collected as “Circle of Blood”—set the standard for the look and feel of the character and propelled the Punisher to flagship character status at Marvel. Along with air-brush artist Phil Zimelman, Mike has created some of the most recognizable painted images of the Punisher.

The 12-issue Series “Secret Wars,” was a monumental success, and Zeck’s design for Spider-Man’s black costume is still recognizable and indelible to this day. Spider-Man wore the costume temporarily, and it still lives on in the form of the super-villain, Venom.

Zeck’s work has also graced the pages and covers of “Captain America,” “Master of Kung Fu,” “Aquaman,” “Batman,” “Legends of the DC Universe,” “Green Lantern,” “G.I. Joe,” “G.I. Joe: Special Missions,” “Lobo,” “Deathstroke The Terminator,” “The Eliminator,” “Damned” and many other titles

Jim Shooter
A United States writer, occasional fill-in artist, editor, and publisher for various comic books. Shooter began selling stories to DC Comics for their Legion of Super-Heroes title when he was only 13. He eventually succeeded Archie Goodwin to become the controversial ninth editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics from 1978 to 1987.

After leaving Marvel, he fronted an effort to purchase the floundering publisher from its corporate ownership, losing out at the last minute to Ronald Perelman’s slightly higher bid. He then founded a new company, Voyager Communications, which published comics under the Valiant Comics banner.

Jim will be appearing Friday and Saturday Only!

Michael Golden
Michael Golden is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his late-1970s work on Marvel Comics’ The Micronauts, as well as his co-creation of the characters Rogue and Bucky O’Hare. His work is known to have influenced the style of artist Arthur Adams.

Ty Templeton
Ty has worked on titles for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Bongo Comics, and Moonstone Books, including Batman Adventures, The Simpsons and many others. He also created his own graphic novel, Bigg Time, published by DC Comics’ mature readers imprint, Vertigo.

He was recently editor of an independent Canadian comic company, Mr. Comics. Recent work includes writing and drawing stories for DC’s Batman 66, based on the 1960s television series. He teaches classes in comic book writing and drawing, known as “Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Boot Camp”.

Graham Nolan
Okay, here’s the truth in a nutshell… he grew up between Long Beach, NY and Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Went 2 years to the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, couldn’t afford to graduate. Started working in advertising waiting for big break in comics.

Break came at DC Comics when one of his teachers, Sal Amendola, who was the talent coordinator there, bought two of his school assignments to run in “New Talent Showcase.”

Started picking up more assignments from DC, Marvel and Eclipse Comics eventually leading to a 6 year run illustrating Batman in “Detective Comics” and co-creating the villain, Bane. In 1998 he wrote, illustrated and self-published, “Monster Island.”

Bob Camp
Bob started his animation career as a designer for animated series such as ThunderCats, Silverhawks, TigerSharks, and several other series produced by Rankin/Bass. He then worked as a designer on The Real Ghostbusters for DiC, and later as a storyboard artist on Tiny Toon Adventures for Warner Bros. Television. He was a co-founder of and director for Spümcø, the animation studio that created The Ren & Stimpy Show.

JK Woodward
J.K. Woodward started his professional comics career in 2003 when he collaborated with A. David Lewis on the indie comic Mortal Coils. When Peter David was re-launching his creator owned series Fallen Angel at IDW, James was a natural choice for Peter’s dark world of magic, violence and redemption. His last sequential art project was the Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover, Assimilation 2 and he is currently handling the art for Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever.

Wil Traval
Wil can currently be seen as ‘Will Simpson’ on the Netflix original series Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” and will play DC character ‘Human Target’ in the upcoming season of CW’s “Arrow” Wil is a dynamic actor who has had a successful career both in the US and in his native Australia. He has guest starred in several other series including ABC’s hit “Once Upon A Time” as Sheriff of Nottingham.

Bryce Papenbrook
Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.

Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Eren in Attack on Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online & Sword Art Online II, Shirou Emiya in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Meliodas in The Seven Deadly Sins, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Red in Pokémon Origins, Machina Kunagiri in Final Fantasy Type-0, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!! & Durarara!! X2, just to name a few.

Visit www.philadelphiacomiccon.com for further information and tickets! RSVP on Facebook!

PA – An Evening with Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin appears at the Penn Museum on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM to present his new memoir Nevertheless. Presented by the Free Library of Philadelphia; tickets available at the link…

In this candid, fearless memoir, Baldwin transcends his public persona, revealing facets of his life he has long kept private. He introduces readers to the Long Island child who felt burdened by his family’s financial strains and his parents’ unhappy marriage; the Washington, DC, college student preparing for a career in politics; the self-named “Love Taxi” who helped friends solve their romantic problems while neglecting his own; the young soap actor learning from giants of the theatre; the addict who struggles with sobriety; the husband and father who acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them; and the consummate professional for whom the work is everything.

Alec Baldwin won two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his portrayal of NBC president Jack Donaghy on the sitcom 30 Rock. His list of film credits includes roles in Beetlejuice, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Departed, and The Cooler, for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Baldwin recently garnered praise for a certain Presidential impersonation on Saturday Night Live, which he has hosted 16 times. Nevertheless travels behind the public persona to lay bare the facts of his difficult childhood, romantic and familial struggles, and fights against addiction to reveal the fearlessness and drive that have defined his life.

Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

Water Gap Comic Fest (January 2017)

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Convention Name
Water Gap Comic Fest
Convention Website Address
http://www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/15/2017
About This Convention
Cabin Fever got you down? Well, break out of the cabin and join us on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 10am to 4pm at the Mt. Bethel Fire Hall in Mt. Bethel, PA, for our “cabin fever” show. This will be our first time at this location. We will be featuring *Star* guests, Artist Alley and numerous vendors offering up golden age to modern comics, toys, NON-Sport cards, Anime, Steampunk, Pop-Culture, figurines, collectibles and so much more!! Hourly drawings for great prizes, $how Ca$h and more.
Come out and meet, get your photo taken with the *Stars, The Philly Avengers, Star Wars and Ghostbusters. There will also be a cosplay contest at 2pm.
Admission is $5 Senior Citizens $3 Kids 12 and under FREE
Venue Name and Address
Mt. Bethel Fire Company Hall
2341 N. Delaware Ave (route 611 S.)
Mt. Bethel, PA 18343
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Collectibles
Guests
Sharon Lentz (Little Sarah from Dark Shadows), Christoper Weite (The Walking Dead, Gotham), Carolyn Seibert “Zombie Queen,” Rusty Gilligan. Neil Vokes, Eric Cooper, Philip McNulty, Mackenzie Rose Hawk, Tom Schloendorn, Theodore Riddle, Isiah Puga.

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New Year’s PartyCon (December 2016 – January 2017)

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Convention Name
New Year’s PartyCon
Convention Website Address
http://www.newyearspartycon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/30/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/01/2017
About This Convention
PartyCon is half convention, half social meetup, and 100% rockin’ New Years celebration! In addition to the New Years party essentials like music, tasty food, drinks, and dancing, we’ve added tabletop gaming, video game tournaments, anime screenings, and of course, lots of cosplay. You’ll also be able to meet comic artists, sci-fi authors, and buy awesome merchandise from dozens of vendors.

More than most geek gatherings, PartyCon emphasizes the social aspect of fandom. Maybe there’s a new board game you’re interested in, but you don’t have anyone to play it with. Play a demo match in our game room! Maybe your RPG group has broken up and moved away. Make some new friends and plot a new campaign as the balloons drop! Maybe you’re new to the area or it’s been tough to find that special someone that gets you. Kindle a new romance at one of our speed dating sessions and dance the night away!

And PartyCon is family friendly, too. Mom and dad can’t find a babysitter for the holiday? Bring the kids along and let their imaginations run wild! Whether it’s our Lego Building Contest or our Giant Nerf Battle, there will be plenty for them to do!

So if you’re looking for a new and exciting way to kick off the new year…
If the bar scene just isn’t for you…
If you’re tired of getting weird looks when you hit the dance floor in your hoop dress and steam-powered parasol…

…then join us at PartyCon!

Venue Name and Address
7736 Adrienne Drive
Breinigsville, PA 18031
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
35
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
Guests
Brad Guigar, Ken Hunt, Brian Keene

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PA – A Cat Named Haiku Signing

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Mark Poulton appears on Saturday, December 3rd for a reading & signing of his children’s book “A Cat Named Haiku”. There will also be an activities table where your little ones can color their own Haiku paper mask to take with them!

Mark is a comic book writer/children’s book author who has worked for DC Comics, Image Comics and Arcana Studio. He most recently scripted SAVAGE HAWKMAN for DC Comics, as part of the New 52. After his Image Comics’ series, AVENGELYNE, finished publication, it ran as a webcomic at Keenspot.com where it has amassed a readership over 500,000.

His children’s book series, A CAT NAMED HAIKU, was nominated for Best Single Issue Story in the 2011 Eagle Awards, and is currently in production as a series of animated shorts for Hooplakidz TV. The latest installment of A CAT NAMED HAIKU is entitled CTHULHU LOVES KITTENS and is part of the new A CAT NAMED HAIKU hardcover collection. Some of Mark’s other credits include Image Comics’ BRIGADE and Arcana Studio’s KONI KONFIDENTIAL.

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

PA – The Fifth Beatle Signing

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Writer Vivek J. Tiwary signs The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story at Barnes & Noble on Friday December 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. An uplifting, tragic and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

Barnes & Noble
210 Commerce Boulevard, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania 19030
(215) 269-0442

PA – Zines for Social Change Workshop

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Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq appears at Amalgam Comics on Sunday, December 4th at 10:00 AM to lead an interactive workshop and provide participants a walk-through of her work as a zine maker and social change artist. Participants will have a chance to create their own comic zines, with Leila providing prompts, guides, and tips. Participants will leave with their very own one-page comic zine.

Her latest graphic novel, Baddawi, follows a young boy named Ahmad struggling to find his place in the world. Raised in a refugee camp called Baddawi in northern Lebanon, Ahmad is just one of the many thousands of refugee children born to Palestinians who fled their homeland after the war in 1948 established the state of Israel.

The workshop is free, but space is limited. ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation available with notice prior to November 28 – There will be an option to request when reserving a ticket.

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

Central PA Comic Con (April 2017)

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Convention Name
Central PA Comic Con’s 5th Anniversary Event!
Convention Website Address
http://www.centralpacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/01/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/02/2017
About This Convention
Central PA Comic Con celebrates our 5th anniversary with a variety of special guests and a bigger venue! Guests so far include but are not limited to….
Lou Ferrigno ,The Incredible Hulk Himself! David Yost, Billy the Original Blue Power Ranger, Glen Morshower of Supergirl, 24 & Alias! More wonderful guests to be announced! Huge Video gaming and tournaments, A variety of well-known creators, fun events, over 100 vendor booths and 3 rooms of programming all weekend!
Venue Name and Address
York FairGrounds Memorial Hall East Building
334 Carlisle Avenue
York, PA 17404
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Projected Attendance
4,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Lou Ferrigno, David Yost, Glen Morshower, Victoria Lee and more to come

PA – Harbinger Renegades Signing

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Writer Rafer Roberts (Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, Plastic Farm) appears at Comics World on Wednesday, November 16th from 11 AM – 1 PM to sign Harbinger Renegades from Valiant!

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Comics World
624 Chambersburg Mall, Chambersburg, PA 17202
(717) 264-9918

PA – An Evening with Floyd Norman

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Press Release:

Legendary Walt Disney animation pioneer Floyd Norman will be coming to Point Park on Saturday, November 12th at 7:00 PM for a screening of a film about his life followed by a Q&A session.

Mr. Norman was the first African-American animator is the Disney Studios and worked on many pieces, including Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Jungle Book, and Robin Hood, as well as Sesame Street, Toy Story 2, Mulan, and Monsters, Inc. The free event is sponsored by Point Park’s Animation Program, Center for Media Innovation, and The ToonSeum. The event will take place at Point Park’s University Center’s GRW Theater.

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Point Park University Center for Student Success
201 Wood St West Penn Building, Floor 5, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(412) 392-8153

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