Kane Hodder Returns for Salem Horror Fest 2018

Horror legend and professional stuntman Kane Hodder returns to Salem Horror Fest! As featured in the new documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story, he has made a long career out of portraying some of the most prolific killers in Hollywood history – most notably Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series.

Kane will appear at Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery’s new location on Essex Street! Admission is required. Autographs and photos are available for purchase.

Saturday, October 6 – 12pm – 6pm
Sunday, October 7 – 12pm – 6pm

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery
217 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

 

Dine with Joe Jusko at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

IDW Welcomes Fans to a Memorable Evening with a Comic Book Legend, Featuring a Marvel Masterpieces Exclusive to Commemorate the Event

Press Release:

IDW Publishing is hosting a very special evening with artist Joe Jusko during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Strictly limited to just 25 attendees, the event will take place in a private room at an upscale restaurant in the San Diego Gaslamp district, a short walk from the convention center on Friday, July 20th, from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM.

Each guest will receive an extremely rare Captain America variant cover edition of Joe Jusko’s Marvel Masterpieces, the highly-anticipated complete collection of painted trading card art from the 2016 Upper Deck set. Featuring a unique embossed gold foil stamp created especially for the dinner event, the 336-page hardcover collectible will be autographed by Joe Jusko, and expressly limited to the number of attendees.

Additionally, each attendee will receive an original 11” x 14” piece of original artwork featuring the character of their choice, drawn by Jusko in advance of the dinner event. The character must be selected by each confirmed guest within 24 hours of purchase to ensure readiness. Representative examples of Jusko’s original illustrations can be found at the official Eventbrite site.

“I’m very much looking forward to schmoozing with friends and fans at this event, away from the distracting madness of the con,” says Joe Jusko. “A collectible and rare version of my new book will only be available there, as well as great food and drink — what could make this any more special? Well, tigers. Tigers would do it.”

Featuring fine dining in an intimate atmosphere, this very special evening is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is extremely limited to 25 attendees. Tickets are $500 per person and can be purchased here.

Join one of the comic industry’s true luminaries for a memorable and insightful evening, and enjoy two keepsakes to commemorate the event. Don’t delay!

Creator Bio: Joe Jusko is one of the best-known fantasy, pin-up, and comic book artists in the world today. His career has spanned more than 40 years, starting with the sale of his very first cover to Heavy Metal Magazine in 1977 at the age of 17. Since graduating that year from New York City’s High School of Art & Design, Joe has worked for nearly every major comic book publisher, producing hundreds of covers and story pages. His work has appeared on paperback book covers, calendars, posters, T-shirts, toy packaging and innumerable trading cards, most memorably the multi-award-winning 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. His work has earned him myriad awards and honors, including two “Favorite Painter” Wizard Fan Awards, multiple trading card awards, a Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles, and a Chesley Award nomination for best cover in 2001. He was awarded an Inkpot Award at the 2012 Comic-Con International for his contributions to the comic industry

Gillian Anderson will be joining David Duchovny at Spooky Empire in October

Gillian Anderson Spooky EmpireGILLIAN ANDERSON OFFICIALLY JOINS DAVID DUCHOVNY FOR THE X-FILES REUNION AT SPOOKY EMPIRE’S SWEET SIXTEEN ANNIVERSARY 

The Convention will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Halloween classic Hocus Pocus with Kathy Najimy

ORLANDO –Spooky Empire is thrilled to announce that Gillian Anderson will be joining the recently announced guest David Duchovny for its October convention this year. Both actors are best known for their co-starring roles in hit TV series and later movie theater sensation, The X-Files. Anderson plays the role of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on this American sci-fi drama series. She is also known for her roles in other TV series such as The Fall, American Gods and Hannibal. Her roles in films include Johnny English Reborn, Boogie Woogie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, The X-Files: Fight the Future, and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
The convention will also mark the 25th anniversary of the nostalgic film Hocus Pocus with guest appearance by Kathy Najimy, also known as Mary Sanderson from the film. Najimy is known for numerous beloved roles in films and TV series such as Sister Act, Hope Floats, Bride of Chucky, The Wedding Planner, The Guilt Trip, The Big C, Descendants, Veep, and more.
Spooky Empire will take place on October 26 – 28, 2018 at its new host hotel, Caribe Royale Orlando Resort

This year, the convention will once again be opening its doors earlier on Friday, October 26 at 1 p.m. to begin the festivities. The weekend will feature an array of activities including a tattoo festival, film festival, celebrity autographs, Kid’s Zone, costume and cosplay contest, huge exhibitor room, live music, performances, Q & A’s with artists, authors and filmmakers, seminars, among many other activities.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase after October 7th and at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. Limited VIP Packages are available for $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Tickets for children under ten years old are free.

Rooms are available at Caribe Royale Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $135 per night. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 1-407-238-8000. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com. Stay tuned as more activities, special guests, celebrities and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit spookyempire.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).

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About Spooky Empire

Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

Spooky Empire Media Contacts:

Juliana Gutierrez, JWI PR | +1 305-991-4259 | juliana@jwipr.com

Jessica Wade Pfeffer, JWI PR| +1 305-804-8424 | jessica@jwipr.com

Rose City Comic Con 2018 Adds Marina Sirtis + Photo Ops Packages

Press Release:

Rose City Comic Con is happy to announce Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) will be a special guest this year on SEPTEMBER 7 – 9, 2018! Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, and Gates McFadden now have a special Star Trek: TNG team photo-op that is available to pre-purchase while supplies last. Unfortunately, Jonathan Frakes will not be able to attend this year as he was called in to do some directing work. We hope to have him attend in future years and can’t wait to see what he’ll be creating.

David Tennant packages are going fast, and we will be announcing details for a very limited dual photo-op with him and John Barrowman next week. Please note that the upcoming package will be the only way to get the dual photo-op, but both guests will be doing individual photo-ops and autographs on Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t wait to pre-purchase Val Kilmer photo-ops and autographs. He will be attending all three days, but we’re expecting a lot of fans will want to meet such an incredible actor. So, start planning your weekend today.

For a short period of time, photo-ops and autographs for Robbie Coltrane were paused. They are back up and available through ShowClix for autographs or Epic Photo Ops for photo-ops.

We still have several more celebrity, voice actor, and comics guests to announce over the coming weeks, so stay tuned to our social media channels to get the latest news.

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For further details, please visit the Rose City Comic Con website: www.rosecitycomiccon.com

Chris Claremont Added to HeroesCon 2018

Comics legend Chris Claremont is coming to HeroesCon! Don’t miss this chance to meet him June 15-17 in Charlotte, NC!

Claremont is one of the most influential writers of superhero comics, renowned for his 17-year run on Uncanny X-Men. During that period, the X-Men became one of the most popular comic book franchises in history. Claremont is credited with the creation of legendary characters including Legion, The New Mutants, Rogue, Gambit, Sabretooth, Kitty Pryde, and the White Queen amongst many others. It is a conservative estimate that Claremont has sold in excess of 750,000,000 comics worldwide.

For the full guest list with table assignments please go here….

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TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 Adds Special Capullo/Snyder Fan Package

June 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

Baltimore Comic-Con, September 28th through the 30th at the Baltimore Convention Center, has added a special Fan Package for fan-favorites Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder, available at our tickets page.

As a part of this Fan Package, each ticket holder will receive:
  • 5 signatures from Capullo
  • 5 signatures from from Snyder
  • A lithograph (unsigned)
  • A selfie with both guests
  • A special 45 minute panel available only to ticket holders

This event, and the associated exclusive panel, takes place on Saturday, September 29th and tickets are only being made available to 200 attendees. Please do not procrastinate on your Fan Package purchase to ensure your slot!

Greg Capullo is a self taught Illustrator, working for the past five years as artist on the New York Times best-selling, highly-acclaimed Batman series for DC Comics. He is presently co-creating the Image Comics’ book titled Reborn, along with writer Mark Millar. Prior to his Batman run, he was best known for his 80-issue run on Image Comics’ Spawn. Other popular comics work includes Marvel Comics’ X-Force and Quasar. He is also the creator of The Creech, a sci-fi/horror comic published by Image Comics. Greg has provided art for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, contributed lead character designs for the the award-winning HBO animated Spawn series, and was the cover artist for many popular musical groups, including Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, and Disturbed.

Scott Snyder made a huge impact on the comic industry with his ground-breaking work in DC’s New 52, writing Batman (with artist Greg Capullo) and Swamp Thing. In 2011, he received Harvey and Eisner Awards for Best New Series for his work on American Vampire. In addition to these three titles, Snyder co-wrote Talon, which spun off directly from his critically-acclaimed “Court of Owls” storyline from Batman. He is currently taking the reins of DC Comics’ Justice League, writes New Challengers, and has authored such titles as Detective ComicsThe WakeSuperman UnchainedAll-Star BatmanBatman EternalJustice League: No JusticeDC NationAction Comics #1000, and Dark Nights: Metal.

“What a fantastic opportunity” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “These guys are in such high demand, and this special event provides their fans with the exclusive access they crave. We’re really looking forward to it!”

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

 

Outlander Cast to Make 1st NYCC Appearance

STARZ Original Series Outlander will make its first-ever series appearance at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 6 with season four cast members Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin!

HeroesCon 2018 Hosts Inkwell Awards 10th Anniversary Ceremony

Press Release:

Voting results from the annual Inkwell Awards will be presented at the inking advocacy group’s live awards ceremony at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC this month. The event, also celebrating the non-profit’s 10th anniversary, is scheduled for Friday June 15, 5:00 PM, at the Charlotte Convention Center, in room 209-210.

Bronze-age DC Comics ink artist and one of Jack Kirby’s top inkers, Mike Royer, is scheduled to appear as Guest of Honor. “We are very fortunate to have one of the best ink artists in the field attending our special day of recognition,” said Bob Almond, the Inkwells’ founder/director and MC of the ceremony. “Since the other top Kirby inker is our Hall of Fame award’s namesake, Joe Sinnott, we’re doubly excited.”

The Inkwells have five categories: Favorite Inker, Most-Adaptable Inker, the “Props” award for under-recognized professionals, the S.P.A.M.I. for Small Press And Mainstream-Independent work, and the “All-in-One” for the artist who inks his/her own pencil art. Voters-–fans and professionals alike–all cast their ballots at the group’s website in April to show their support and choose their favorites.

Announced with the publicly-chosen award-winners will be the internally-voted two recipients of the yearly Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award and one winner of the annual Stacey Aragon Special Recognition Award. To celebrate their decade anniversary, the Inkwells have created the “Above & Beyond” Award for members, volunteers and others who have served beyond the call of duty to promote the artform of comic book inking and it’s ink artists.

Almond added, “There’s so much turnover when you are working with unpaid members, so when those rare volunteers stay long-term and go the extra yard for the organization, we need to thank those special folks for their exceptional dedication.”

In addition to Royer, Almond will MC the event, while artist and longtime Inkwell contributor Dan Panosian will act as presenter. Recently-added Inkwell ambassador, artist Pat Broderick, will present the lifetime achievement awards. Also appearing will be veteran hostess Hailey Skaza-Gagne as spokesmodel Ms. Inkwell, who will be joined by 2011 Heroes Con Ms. Inkwell, Kathy Denise Taylor, in her first return to Heroes Con as a co-spokesmodel. She shared “I’m super excited to be able to come back and help again!”

Other related guests at the Heroes show itself include Inkwell ambassadors Buzz and Cully Hamner. There may also be surprise appearances at the ceremony by member-creators, the award recipients or other supporters.

As an added bonus, the first 25 non-member attendees will receive a raffle ticket for a door prize. After the event, every ticket holder will also win a prize as explained at the ceremony.

“We’ve had record attendance for the last couple years,” said Almond, “and plan to repeat that achievement, especially with our impressive lineup and prizes.”

During the show, The Inkwells will be set up in Artists Alley at a location to be announced soon at the Heroes Con website. To help raise much-needed funds, they’ll be offering (for donations) a variety of Inkwell merchandise, including their recently-released Ms. Inkwell Gallery art book, signed by cover artist Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Sinnott, Bob Almond, and spokesmodels Hailey Skaza-Gagne, Skylar Lauren Godwin and Kathy Denise Taylor. (Their latest Joe Sinnott Inking Challenge Book and 10th Anniversary Album will be available later in the year.)

The Ms. Inkwell Gallery art book will be sold for a donation of $25 and if fans want to put in an order then s&h (USPS media mail at $5 and international locations after calculations).

Almond concluded, “We can’t show enough gratitude to promoter Shelton Drum and the Heroes Con staff for annually supporting the community and giving fans an opportunity to learn more about and appreciate this often overlooked industry craft and its artists. We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday and during the con!”

 

HeroesCon 2018 Announces Last Round of Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Paul Azaceta, Ryan Bodenheim, Ivan Brandon, Bridgit Connell, Michelle Delecki, Juan Doe, Monica Gallagher, Keith Giffen, Craig Hamilton, Scott Hanna, Scott Kolins, Rick Leonardi, Al Milgrom, Rags Morales, Joe Quinones, Tom Raney, Ben Templesmith, Mark Texeira, John Van Fleet, Adam Warren, Scott Wegener, and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place NEXT WEEK on June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

PAUL AZACETA | AA-1016 
Outcast, Graveyard of Empires, X-Men, Spider-Man

DUANE BALLENGER | AA-1128 
Haunted Samidge, Uptight, Wide Awake 666

STEVE BIRD | AA-618 
Robin, Detective Comics, The Crow

RYAN BODENHEIM | AA-816
The Dying & The Dead, Red Mass for Mars, Bloodshot, Black Panther, Wolverine

IVAN BRANDON | AA-1015 
Black Cloud, Drifter, Viking

BOB CAMP | AA-420-422
Ren & Stimpy, Thundercats

J CHRIS CAMPBELL | AA-1127
Creator of Neatobots, Zig Zag & Publisher of Wide Awake Press

VIC CARRABOTTA | AA-502
Golden Age Artist for Atlas Comics & Marvel Comics

STEVE CONLEY | AA-512
The Middle Age, Bloop, Astounding Space Thrills

BRIDGIT CONNELL | AA-1110
Brother Nash

JARED CULLUM | AA-1125 
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Pea Green Coffee Cup

RICK DAVIS | AA-628 
Sheena, Negative Burn, Warrior Nun

MASON DICKERSON | AA-1121
Take-Out Deluxe, Los Tres Perdidos, Peach Tree, Patty Island

JUAN DOE | 
Dark Ark, American Monster, X-Men:198, Legion of Monsters, Fantastic Four

MIKE FREIHEIT | AA-1120 
Monkey Chef: A Love Story, Tales of Freelancia, Go F*ck Myself!

ERIK FREITAS | AA-1130 
Judge Dredd, Godzilla, Ninja Turtles

MONICA GALLAGHER | AA-1216 
Part-Time Princesses, Bonnie N. Collide Nine to Five, Boobage

KEITH GIFFEN | AA-303 
Legion of Super-Heroes, Lobo, Ambush Bug, Justice League, Scooby Apocalypse

JOSHUA GREATHOUSE | AA-614 
Boom cover artist

CRAIG HAMILTON | AA-1515
Aquaman, Starman, Fables, The Spectre

SCOTT HANNA | AA-302 
Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men

JAMES JAMESON | AA-304 
American Gods

SCOTT KOLINS | AA-304 
Flash, Avengers, Justice League, Spider-Man, Larfleeze

RICK LEONARDI | AA-1401 
Cloak and Dagger, X-Men, Spider-Man 2099 

BRIAN LEVEL | AA-807 
Avengers, Spider-Man, Namor, Inhumans, Deadpool, Batman, Hellblazer

CHRISTOPHER MITTEN | AA-1519 
Rasputin, Umbral, Wasteland, 30 Days of Night

CHRISTOPHER MOELLER | AA-1503 
Lucifer, Iron Empires, Magic:The Gathering 

RAGS MORALES | AA-529-530 
JSA, Hawkman, Amory Wars

JOE QUINONES | AA-701
America, Howard the Duck, Star Wars, Black Canary/Zatanna

TOM RANEY | AA-509 
Infinite Crisis, Batman-Superman, Phantom Limb Ghost Puncher

BRIAN REBER | AA-1315 
Spider-Man, Deadpool, Venom

BUDD ROOT | AA-607 
Cavewoman

NIKKI RYAN | AA-1517 
The Family Trade

RON SALAS | AA-830 
Six Million Dollar Man, Northguard, Prince Valiant, Amazing Spider-Man

STORME SMITH | AA-1130
Buño Books

JOHNDELL SNEAD | AA-621 
Robyn Hood, Grimm Fairy Tales, Back to the Future, Rez

CHRIS SPARKS | AA-724
Team Cul de Sac, The Art of Richard Thompson

DURWIN TALON & GUIN THOMPSON | AA-1505 
Beautiful Scars, Bonds, Batman

BEN TEMPLESMITH | AA-1518
The Squidder, Choker, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse

MARK TEXEIRA | AA-1603 
Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Sabretooth, Jonah Hex

ROB ULLMAN | AA-1129 
Atom-Bomb Bikini, Old-Timey Hockey Tales, Traffic & Weather

JOHN VAN FLEET | AA-1504 
Batman, Typhoid, The X-Files

DAVE WACHTER | AA-1011 
Breath of Bones, The Guns of Shadow Valley, Godzilla: Cataclysm

ADAM WARREN HERO INITIATIVE: BOOTH-1022
Empowered, Dirty Pair, Gen 13

SCOTT WEGENER | AA-1204 
Atomic Robo

JOHN WYCOUGH | AA-620 
Star Wars, G.I.Joe, Doctor Who, Transformers, Fear Itself, Chaos War

A.C. ZAMUDIO | AA-1507 
The Sixth Gun, The Remains

CARLOS NICOLAS ZAMUDIO | AA-1508 
Death Follows, We(L)come Back, Imaginary Drugs

CANCELLATIONS:
ROGÊ ANTONIO
PATRICK DEAN
MICHELLE DELECKI
JOEY ELLIS
MATT FRACTION
MATT HORAK
CASEY JONES
HOPE LARSON
JACKIE LEWIS
BRITTANY PEER
JAMES ROBINSON
CHRIS VISIONS

For the full guest list with table assignments please go here….

RSVP on Facebook!

For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

Hero Initiative Hits HeroesCon 2018 with Exclusive Guests Joe Staton & Adam Warren

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic book creators in need, is heading to Heroescon from June 15-17 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

Hero will be the ONLY place to find Eisner Award-winning artist Joe Staton (Green Lantern) and artist Adam Warren (Empowered). They’ll be at our booth, #1322/1421, signing and sketching all weekend to raise money for Hero. Make sure you don’t miss out!

Hero will also have a special guest appearance from artist Tim Sale (Captain America: White) on Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to sign and sketch. Make sure you make the scene!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the floor will be collecting for Hero when you get your books signed as well. Please swing by on Richard Case, Wes Craig, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Chris Giarrusso, Scott Godlewski, Sanford Greene, Cully Hamner, Joëlle Jones, Matt Kindt, Greg Land, Kevin Nowlan, Joe Prado, Doc Shaner and Andy Smith.

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