Academy Award Winner Whoopi Goldberg to Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2014

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‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ Ghost, The Color Purple, ‘The View,’ ‘Sister Act,’ Star, International Celebrity To Greet Fans, Sign Autographs, Pose For Photos At Massive Pop Culture Festival At Pennsylvania Convention Center

PHILADELPHIA, January 7, 2014 – Oscar® winner Whoopi Goldberg will make her Wizard World debut at Philadelphia Comic Con, June 20-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  With dozens of television and film credits, including “The View,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Sister Act, The Color Purple, and a wide range of talents and accomplishments, Goldberg is known to millions as an actress, comedian, host, producer, author, activist, and singer-songwriter.

Goldberg began performing at age eight in New York with the Children’s Program at the Hudson guild and the Helena Rubinstein Children’s Theatre. Her successful Broadway show led to her being cast in Stephen Spielberg’s The Color Purple, earning Goldberg the 1985 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture. She has also starred in such motion pictures as Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Burglar, Fatal Beauty, Clara’s Heart, Ghost, The Long Walk Home, Soapdish, and Robert Altman’s The Player.

Her TV career began with an appearance on a 1986 episode of “Moonlighting,” which earned her an Emmy Award nomination as Best Guest Performer in a Dramatic Series. Honored for many of her guest spots, Goldberg also earned acclaim for her recurring portrayal of the sentient bartender “Guinan” in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” from 1988-1993.

Today, in addition to her tireless humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, substance abuse and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other worthwhile causes and charities, Goldberg has gained a fervent following as co-hostess of the daytime talk show “The View.”

At Philadelphia Comic Con, Goldberg will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct an interactive Q&A during the event. She will appear on Friday evening, June 20, and the full event day Saturday, June 21.

“Our fans have put Whoopi at the top of their wish lists and have been waiting for this day, in many cases 25 years, to meet the incomparable Whoopi Goldberg. They will get that chance at Philadelphia Comic Con 2014,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “Whoopi’s appeal is broad, from those who loved her ‘TNG’ work to the many who have enjoyed her movies, TV shows, books and specials.”

Goldberg joins a standout roster of celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con (June 19-22), including Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” Daniel Cudmore (X-Men, Days of Future Past), John Carpenter (Director, Halloween, Escape from L.A.), David Hasselhoff (“Knight Rider,” “Baywatch”), Alan Tudyk (“Serenity,” Wreck-it Ralph) and dozens of others. It is the second-largest and second-longest running of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, cosplay, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html.

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 www.wizardworld.com.

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 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con

November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

WildCat Comic Con (September 2014)

WildCat Comic Con

Convention Name
WildCat Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://wildcatcomiccon.pct.edu
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/27/2014
About This Convention
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wildcat Comic Con, brings a trademark blend of fun and education – all centered around graphic novels, comic books, animation and gaming. The one-day event offers a range of presentations, children’s activities, small-group interaction with all-stars from the field, a cosplay contest and parade, autograph sessions, vendors and musical entertainment.
Venue Name and Address
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Ave
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

Lee Majors to Headline Steel City Con in April 2014

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LEE MAJORS TO HEADLINE UPCOMING STEEL CITY CON

Pittsburgh — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Pittsburgh based convention called the Steel City Con (http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 25 years as Pennsylvania’s largest toy, comic book and pop culture show on April 11-13, 2014 at the Monroeville Convention Center with special appearances from classic TV and movie celebrity guests.  The Steel City Con is known for bringing rare celebrity signing appearances and photo opportunities into the Pittsburgh market.

Steel City Con attendees will be excited to know that Lee Majors will be headlining the upcoming show.   Lee Majors is best known for his roles as “Heath Barkley” in the TV series The Big Valley and as “Colonel Steve Austin” in The Six Million Dollar Man. Majors will be autographing photos and items for fans as well as providing photo opportunities.  Fans will be especially excited to participate in a Celebrity Q & A sessions and have a chance to ask Lee Majors and other celebrities attending the show questions of their careers. Joining Mr. Majors will be Cindy Williams (“Shirley” from Laverne & Shirley); Brent Spiner (“Data” from Star Trek: The Next Generation); Lou Ferrigno (TV and film actor from roles in the TV series King of Queens and especially The Incredible Hulk); Dermot Crowley (“General Madine” from Star Wars); Femi Taylor (“Jabba the Hutt’s slave dancer Oola” from Star Wars); Parker Stevenson (TV and film actor known for his roles in Baywatch and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries); Mackenzie Lintz (“Norrie” from Under The Dome and the “Tribute Girl District 8” from the Hunger Games). Bruno Sammartino (Legendary Hall of fame wrestler). Many more guests to be added.

Attendees can also expect to participate in many planned activities. An official costume contest, celebrity Q & A sessions, panels, charity auctions and official sanction tournament gaming.  Get your picture taken with your favorite Star Wars characters with special participation from the official Star Wars costuming organization. Fans can also meet and talk comics with many comic book artists, illustrators and writers.

Attendees can expect to see hundreds of vendor tables selling millions of toys, comic books, diecast, Anime, action figures, dolls, statues, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Star Trek, posters, artwork and much more.  The Steel City Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at an affordable price. With vendor space offered at a low cost dealers are able to sell their items to attendees for much less than conventions that charge a huge amount of money for dealer space. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http://www.steelcitycon.com

Philadelphia Comic-Con Starts off 2014 with Herb Trimpe and Paris Cullins January 19th

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Press Release:

It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday January 19th.  This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada) located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029.  The hotel is conveniently located off of exit 9A on I-95. It is also close to I-76,I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey.  Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person.  Students of any age (including college) are admitted free with a current id.   Parking is also free on premises.  For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a sight to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel.  Dealers from 5 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show.  Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork.  The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.

Special guest artists are Herb Trimpe and Paris Cullins.  Herb is best known as the first artist to draw the character Wolverine for Marvel Comics.  Herb also has illustrated most of the Marvel family of characters.  Paris is best known for working on Blue Devil, Blue Beetle and Green Lantern for DC Comics.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737.  Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com.  Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.

Nittany-Con (March 2014)

Michael Keaton’s Batman RETURNED!  Even Thomas Hardy’s Native RETURNED!  And so shall it be when Nittany-Con RETURNS on Sunday, March 30th, 2014, at the Quality Inn on Rt. 150 N. in Milesburg, PA  (Exit 158 off of Rt. 80) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

*LOW Admission Price of Just $3. for Adults and Teens means YOU have MORE to SPEND in the climate-controlled Dealers’ Room on TENS of THOUSANDS of COMICS (Golden Age to Present), Toys, Action Figures, DVDs, Novelties and other Comics Collectibles!

*Free, Free, FREE!: FREE Admission for Kids 12-and-Under!  FREE Parking for Con attendees in the Hotel parking lot!  FREE Comics for the First 100 patrons!

*Great DOOR PRIZES: Nittany-Con $howca$h, Mystery Give-Away Box (over $100 value inside), Silver-Age Comic Give-Away…and the Free GAS Card Give-Away…win FREE GAS for your return trip home!

*Guest CREATORS in attendance! Ted RIDDLE, Jared BROWN, Joe FREISTUHLER, Chris CAMPANA, Thom & Kambrea PRATT, Brendan HYKES, Dani KAULAKIS, Jason LENOX, Robert HACK, and Daniel HORNE! The Keystone State’s most exciting cutting-edge Comic-Art talents will be out in force: greeting fans, signing autographs, selling original art, sketchies, and special publications! Look for our postings on ConventionScene.com or the Nittany-Con Facebook Page (new)! Watch for announcements from now until…Showtime!

*Easy Access: via Rt. 150 (the Benner Pike, north-south) and Rt. 80 (east-west). Con hotel is 15 miles and 20 minutes away from State College, home of Penn State University.

*New, New, NEW!: Watch for: NEW Events, NEW Guests, NEW Surprises coming your way!

*NITTANY-CON is produced by Surf Pirates Productions (15 years of experience in producing comics shows) and Way Cool Comics of Huntingdon, PA. Comics Celebrity appearances subject to Guest Availability. NITTANY-CON is TM and (C) 2013 by Surf Pirate Productions, ARR.

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PA – Fracture Signing

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Creators Shawn Gabborn and Chad Cicconi sign Action Lab’s “Fracture” Vol. 2 #1 at Phantom of the Attic on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 from 2:00PM till 4:00PM.

Phantom of the Attic
3766 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146

PA – True Blood Star Signs

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Joe Manganiello, star of True Blood and Magic Mike and author of Evolution, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday December 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM for a book talk and signing starting at 4:00 pm. Wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis to those buying Evolution beginning at 9:00 am.

Special Instructions
Please contact store for additional details and rules.

Barnes & Noble
800 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
412-809-8300

Barry Kitson Appears at Philadelphia Comic Con 2013

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Artist Barry Kitson appears at the Philadelphia Comic Con this Sunday November 17, 2013 courtesy of Marc Nathan and Baltimore Comic Con!

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Baltimore Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan is returning to the road this weekend, bringing a little bit of the Baltimore Comic-Con back to the Philadelphia Comic-Con this Sunday, November 17th. This time, he’s coming along with Barry Kitson! Stop by to meet Barry, talk to Marc about new guests being announced for the Baltimore Comic-Con, and buy some comics while you’re there! Marc will also have Exhibitor and Artist Alley forms for this coming year’s convention on September 5th through 7th.

Information about the Philadelphia Comic-Con can be found on their website. It will be held at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center, 76 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029 from 10am to 4pm. Be sure to stop by!

The Great Allentown Comic Con! (November 2013)

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Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con!
Convention Website Address
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/16/2013
About This Convention
The Great Allentown Comic Con! Winter Bash Mega 1-Day Show!
Saturday November 16th 2013 10am-6pm
Merchants Square Mall – 1901 S. 12th St Allentown, PA 18103
10,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Guests, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes Both Days!
FREE ADMISSION – for all children 12 and under!
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com
Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square Mall
1901 S. 12th St
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ralph ‘Rags’ Morales, Mark McKenna, Walter Jones, Taimak, Bonnie Piesse

Philadelphia Comic-Con Adding Costume Contest for October 2013 Show

October 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

Scarlet Witch by Bob Petrecca

Press Release:

It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday October 20th.  This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada) located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029.  The hotel is conveniently located off of exit 9A on I-95.  It is also close to I-76,I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey.  Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.

Admission is only $3 per person.  Students of any age (including college) are admitted free with a current id.   Parking is also free on premises.  For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel.  Dealers from 5 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show.  Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork.  The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.

A costume contest will be held during show hours starting at 230 PM.  Categories will be kids 16 and under, adult and groups of 2 or more.  We are suggesting a comic book or sci fi theme for each of the three categories but all entrants should feel free to dress as they wish as long as what they wear would be appropriate for an all ages show.

Special guest artists are Bob Petrecca who was worked on various titles for DC Comics including Batman.  Sketch card artist Laura Inglis, self publishers Michael Mills and Angela McKendrick round out the guest list.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737.  Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com.  Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.

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