Neal Adams to Attend Steel City Con in April 2014

Neal Adams Steel City Con

Press Release:

NEAL ADAMS TO ATTEND 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 a major talent in the comic book industry will be attending the upcoming Steel City Con. Neal Adams is a comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman and Green Arrow.  As the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates, and as creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Jore Shuster. Adams was inducted into the Eisner Award’s, Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Harvey Awards and Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. In addition to Neal Adams’ appearance fan will also have a chance to meet celebrity guests like Lee Majors. Mr. 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 and George “The Animal” Steele  (WWE Legendary Hall of fame wrestlers). 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

PA – Breath of Bones Release Party

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Comic artist Dave Wachter releases a new graphic novel Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem at the Toonseum on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm!

Press Release:

As a special Will Eisner Week presentation Dave Wachter will be releasing his latest work “Breath of Bones: a Tale of the Golem” at the ToonSeum on March 8th from 6pm-9pm. With a dark and gritty feel, “Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem” touches on both historical elements and horror as a new edition of the Breath of Bones series designed by Wachter and Steve Niles

About the Book:

A British plane crashes in a Jewish village, sparking a Nazi invasion. Using clay and mud from the river, the villagers bring to life a giant monster to battle for their freedom and future.

About Dave:

Dave has been creating comics since childhood, but his career as an adult began in 2004 when he and writer Jim Clark teamed up for their critically acclaimed self-published series Scar Tissue. Following that success, they again collaborated on the epic Western web-comic The Guns of Shadow Valley, which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic and a Harvey Award for Best Online Work. His work for larger comic publishers began in 2010 with Robert Bloch’s That Hellbound Train (penned by Joe and John Lansdale), for IDW Publishing. Dave’s work as a guest artist can also been seen in their Godzilla series, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In 2012 he illustrated the horror fable Night of 1,000 Wolves, also for IDW. That same year brought a nomination for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award in comics.2013 saw a collaboration with Steve Niles on Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem for Dark Horse Comics, and a successful Kickstarter campaign to print the hardcover collected edition of The Guns of Shadow Valley, which has also been picked up for publication by Dark Horse in late Summer 2014. After Cincinnati, then Chicago, Pittsburgh is now the third city in which Dave has come to hang his hat.

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The ToonSeum
945 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

PA – In Plain Sight Lecture

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Join cartoonist Kevin Huizenga, author of critically-acclaimed works including Gloriana (Drawn & Quarterly) and Amazing Facts and Beyond! (with Dan Zettwoch, Uncivilized Books), for “In Plain Sight: Reading Pictures,” a reading and discussion sponsored by the Mellon Creative Residencies Program on Thursday February 27th from 4-6 p.m. in the Quita Woodward Room in the Thomas Hall at Bryn Mawr College. Huizenga will be reading a selection of his works, and will discuss his work and career with Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies Shiamin Kwa.

Refreshments will be served. This event is free to the public.

The Quita Woodward Room, Thomas Hall at Brywn Mawr College is located at 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

PA – The White Suits #1 Signing

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Artist Toby Cypress appears at Locust Moon Comics on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of THE WHITE SUITS #1!

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Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Greg Horn to Attend Steel City Con 2014

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Press Release:

Super Star Artist Greg Horn to attend 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 a major talent in the comic book industry will be attending the upcoming Steel City Con. Greg Horn, a professional artist, is known for his work in Marvel, DC Comics, Zenescope, Image, Top Cow and many others. In addition to Greg Horn’s appearance fan will also have a chance to meet celebrity guests like Lee Majors. Mr. 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 and George “The Animal” Steele (WWE Legendary Hall of fame wrestlers). 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

PA – An Evening With Michael Deforge

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Cartoonist Michael Deforge signs Ant Colony at Locust Moon Comics on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

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Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

PA – B + F Signing

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Gregory Benton signs at Locust Moon Comics on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm!

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Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

PA – Furious Signing

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Writer Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar) signs at Locust Moon Comics on Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

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Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

PA – Furious #1 Signing

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Writer Bryan J.L. Glass appears at Brave New Worlds’ Old City store on Wednesday January 29th from 11am till 7pm to promote his exciting new Dark Horse superheroine series FURIOUS!!

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

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

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Press Release:

‘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

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