Humberto Ramos Will Not Attend U.S. Conventions in Red States for the Next Four Years

November 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News

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Comic book artist Humberto Ramos, currently the artist of Marvel’s Champions, has announced via his Facebook page that he will not make any convention appearances in U.S. red states, meaning those which voted for the Republican candidate, for the next four years, citing the anti-Mexican rhetoric President-Elect Donald Trump used in his campaign. Read his statement at the link…

Correction: Originally this was misquoted as the entire United States, rather than just not the red states. We apologize for the error.

Daytona Comic Book Convention hits this weekend!

Daytona Comic ConThe Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention is a true comic book convention/show with more then half of the vendors selling comics from the golden age to the present.

Stop in for a great day of comics, toys, collectibles and all around family fun.
–The show will be on Sunday, November 13, 2016. It will be at the ICI Center Embry-Riddle, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114.
-Admission is $8.00 (pay at the door).
-Convention starts at 10 AM and runs till 4 PM
–Lots of free parking.
–Costume contest at 2:30 PM day of show. Costume contest open to all ages with over $300.00 in prizes

Comic Book Guests
X-Men artist Greg Land, Squarriors artist Ashley Witter and writer Ash Maczko, Rochelle the Teen Cockroach artist Dell Barras and writer John Crowtherr, Spider-man artist Alex Saviuk, artist/writer/creator Christian Slade, writer/editor Roland Mann, artist/inker Jeff Whiting, writer/artist/publisher Bill Black, writer/creator/artist Martin Dunn, artist Aly Dunn, artist/writer Andre R Frattino, artist Kyle Robert Willis, artist Terrance Horne, artist/writer Joe Fauvel. CBCS will be set up taking submissions.
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Media Guests
King of the B movies Joel D. Joel D Wynkoopp, actress M. Catherine Wynkoopp, actor Tom Antalek, author Joe Lovece, pod cast and radio Super Radio Bros, daily podcast the Riley and Kimmy Show, web comic Monster Kid Studios, tv personality and bakers Patty Harvey Woller and Eric Woller of Vicious Collectibles, author Sarah Kage and illustrator Casey Balaz of the Halloween Pickle.
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Entertainment
All original Victorian/Steampunk/Horror performance troupe offering Macabre and Whimsical visions with John DiDonna and Phantasmagoria
Face painting and balloon creations by Fun Faces Balloon Creations

http://daytonabeachcomicconvention.com

 

Summer Glau announced as a guest for PARADISE CITY COMIC CON

paradise_glauSummer Glau has just been announced as a guest for PARADISE CITY COMIC CON on December 9, 10, & 11 at The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

 Summer Glau is best known for for her iconic roles as River Tam in Joss Whedon’s TV series Firefly and the feature film, Serenity and Cameron Philips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She has recently had a featured role on The CW’s Arrow as Isabel (Ravager). Use PROMO CODE: “SPIKE” to save $10 OFF Three Day Weekend Passes and PROMO CODE: “RIVER” to save $5 OFF single day and 2 Day Tickets! These promo codes are valid until Monday Oct. 31 @ 11:59pm. Over 100 celebrity guests, voice actors, comic book creators, entertainment guests, and cosplay stars will be in attendance.

Summer Glau got her start in Joss Whedon’s much acclaimed TV series Angel playing a cursed Prima Ballerina in the 2002 episode “Waiting in the wings”. Contributing to her Sci Fi credits were roles in USA’s The 4400 as Tess, Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse as Echo’s long lost nemesis, Bennet Halverson, NBC’s The Cape as Orwell, an investigative blogger who teams up with Vince/The Cape in order to fight crime and restore justice, and guest appearances on Alphas as Skylar. Summer has also starred in the the films Deadly Honeymoon, and The Legend of Hells Gate: An America Conspiracy. She has made guest appearances on TV in The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Hawaii 5-0, and NTSF:SD:SUV.

Paradise City Comic Con is 3 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! There will be multiple costume and cosplay events each day of the show, with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes on the line!

The guest list is growing weekly, and some of the highlights include:

* Star Wars Cast Members: Billy Dee Williams “LANDO CALRISSIAN”, Paul Blake “GREEDO”, Garrick Hagon “BIGGS DARKLIGHTER”, and Brian Herring “BB-8”.

* Star Trek Voyager Cast Members: Tim Russ “Tuvok and Ethan Phillips “Neelix”.

* TV and Movie Stars: Summer Glau (Firefly, Serenity, Terminator, Dollhouse), James Marsters (Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Brainiac in Smallville, Captain John Hart in Torchwood), Tara Reid (Sharknado, American Pie), Manu Bennett (Crixus in Spartacus, Slade Wilson / Deathstroke in Arrow, Azog, king of the Orcs in The Hobbit trilogy, Allanon in The Shannara Chronicles), Dante Basco (Hook), and Sam Jones (Flash Gordon).

* Comic Book Creators: STERANKO, George Perez, Neal Adams, Roy Thomas, David Finch, Bob Layton, Mark Bagley, Allen Bellman, Jeff Dekal, Jose Delbo, Mike Grell, Pia Guerra, Amy Mebberson, Moritat, Robbi Rodriguez, Tim Seeley, James Silvani, Ryan Stegman, Buzz, John Beatty, Ralph Cabrera, and more!

* Horror Legends and Icons: Ricou Browning (Creature From the Black Lagoon), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Films founder, creator of The Toxic Avenger), and Basil Gogos (Legendary Horror Artist for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Creepy, Eerie).

* RWBY Stars: Arryn Zech (Blake Belladonna), Kara Eberle (Weiss Schnee), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Winter Schnee).

* Animation Stars: Tad Stones (Creator of Darkwing Duck), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Lego Star Wars, Squidbillies), Lori Alan (Family Guy), Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Rodger Bumpass (SpongeBob Squarepants, Invader Zim), and Melissa Fahn (Invader Zim).

* Anime Stars: Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z, Ouran High School Host Club, Attack on Titan, Free! Eternal Summer), Beau Billingslea (Cowboy Bebop, Naruto), Leah Clark (Negima, Suzuka, Toriko, Sgt Frog, Soul Eater), Melissa Fahn (Cowboy Bebop, Digimon Tamers, FLCL), Brittney Karbowski (Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, High School of the Dead), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Attack on Titan, Noragami, Fairy Tail).

* Power Ranger Cast Members: Cerina Vincent, Nakia Burrise, and Catherine Sutherland.

* NSYNC members: Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.

* Star Trek Continues Cast Members: Vic Mignogna (Captain Kirk), Chris Doohan (Scotty), and Michele Spect (Dr. Elise McKennah).

* Pete & Pete Stars: Mike Maronna and Danny Tamberelli.

* Cosplay Stars Stella Chuu, Kiki Kannon, Rage Kitten, Amy Nicole Cosplay, BriannaBlackfire, Handsome Jordan, Harley’s love shack, MiaAckerman Cosplay, Sandmuffin Makeup, SkyCosplays, Haiden Hazard, Cameo Olyvia, and WavvyPrincess

Check out our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1711986075684941/ and RSVP to let us know you’re coming!

 www.paradisecitycomiccon.com.

Tim Curry named as first guest for MegaCon 2017

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The legendary Tim Curry will be joining us for a rare appearance!

Tim Curry is an English actor, voice actor and singer, known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film and television productions, often portraying villainous roles or character parts. Curry first rose to prominence with his portrayal of Dr Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, reprising the role he had originated in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show.

His other stage roles include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1980 Broadway production of Amadeus, The Pirate King in the 1982 West End production of The Pirates of Penzance, Alan Swann in the Broadway production of My Favourite Year and King Arthur in Broadway and West End productions of Spamalot from 2005 to 2007.

Curry garnered further acclaim for his film and television roles; as Rooster Hannigan in the 1982 film adaptation of Annie, as Darkness in the fantasy film Legend, as Wadsworth in the mystery comedy film Clue, as Pennywise in the horror miniseries It and as Nigel Thornberry on the animated television series The Wild Thornberrys.

More details to come: MegaConOrlando.com/

Storytelling Across Media Symposium This Weekend

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Press Release:

Storytelling Across Media (SAM), a one-day symposium for aspiring writers and artists, as well as professionals, interested in the art of storytelling. This event will be held on Saturday, November 5, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission Street in downtown San Francisco, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Admission is FREE, but online registration is encouraged. Seating in all symposium events is limited.

SAM is not your traditional comics convention. There is no Exhibit Hall or Autograph Area. SAM is all about storytelling, through a series of talks and workshops about how to tell a story in various media, including comics, gaming, animation, movies, and more. It explores the similarities and differences in telling stories through different media and focuses on the craft of telling a story through creator lectures and workshops.

Special guests for this event are graphic novel creator Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), comics creator/animation artist Stephan Franck (Silver), and writer Rick Remender (Captain America, Black Science, Low), along with an impressive list of program participants.

Saturday, November 5

11:00–11:45 Bay Area Comics & Illustration History—Last Gasp Publishing will take this panel on a one-of-a-kind journey through the history of Bay Area comics and storytelling. Featuring art and anecdotes that reveal the inside story of what made San Francisco one of the most influential cities in the history of comics. Foothill G


11:15–12:00 Parent and Child Class—Brian Kolm (Atomic Bear Press) helms a workshop that is specifically designed for a younger crowd excited to make comics with a parent or guardian. From coloring to character design, this session is all about collaboration and creativity. Foothill C


12:00–12:45 Diversity and Representation in Storytelling—Shawn Taylor (Nerds of Color) moderates an honest discussion about diversity and representation in comics with Robert Love (Number 13), Tyler Cohen (Primahood: Magenta), and Daniel Parada (Zotz). Presented by the Cartoon Art Museum and the Black Comix Arts Festival. Foothill G


12:15–1:00 Cartooning 101—The Cartoon Art Museum offers this workshop for teens with the creative impulse to turn their own stories into comics. Whether you’ve already tried your hand at cartooning or are just getting started, this workshop will help you continue to develop the foundational skills needed to craft engaging stories in the comic book medium. Foothill C


1:00–1:45 Spotlight on Thi Bui—Graphic novelist Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do) shares the trials and tribulations of autobiographical comics, how to incorporate oral history and research, and the painful but important process of rewriting in comics. Foothill G


1:15–2:00 Cartooning 102—Robert Love (Fierce) leads this workshop perfectly suited for anyone looking to push their storytelling craft to the next level. Explore the finer points of storytelling on the comics page with expert advice and practical tips to apply to your own visual art and writing practice. Foothill C


2:00–2:45 Spotlight on Stephan Franck—Multi-award-nominated animator/writer/director/comic book creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, Silver) answers your questions about his work, as well as the art and commerce of storytelling—visual and otherwise—as it applies to comics, animation, and filmmaking. Foothill G


2:15–3:00 Interactive Design with Telltale Games—Telltale Games specializes in episodic, story-driven, interactive games. From the very beginning, they developed games based on comics such as Sam & Max and Bone. More recent games based on The Walking Dead, Fables, and Batman have been huge hits. This panel will focus on that legacy and the future for Telltale Games. Foothill C


3:00–3:45 Spotlight on Rick Remender—In the past 15 years, Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Dead Space, The Iron Giant) has written numerous acclaimed titles across every genre. Join Rick for a one-on-one interview and Q&A session about the trials and rewards of creating a new story from the ground up. Foothill G


3:15–4:00 Storytelling For Game Development—Moderator Maya Zuckerman leads an in-depth conversation with Zeb West (Star Wars: The Old Republic) and Michael Cinquemani (EPISODE) about storytelling and video game development. From the early days of comics bundled with Atari cartridges to the latest line of popular Batman games, comics and video games have had a strong connection. This discussion will focus on those back and forth influences and development of new cross-media storytelling. Foothill C


4:00–4:45 Storytelling in Editorial Cartooning—Adam Bessie (The Atlantic), Nick Sousanis (The Unflattening), and Mark Fiore (San Francisco Chronicle) discuss the ins and outs of editorial and non-fiction cartooning. In today’s visually dominated media, editorial and non-fiction cartooning have never been more important. This panel of experts discusses the potential pitfalls—and unexpected rewards—of telling stories based on real life events. Foothill G, San Francisco Marriott Marquis


4:15–5:00 Comics and VR Storytelling—Kevin Buckley (Madefire) and Dustin Freemen (Kinect) discuss the ways Virtual Reality is quickly becoming a new medium for telling fully immersive and interactive stories. Join us in a conversation about the exciting possibilities of motion comics, AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), and other rapidly evolving platforms. Foothill C


5:00–5:45 Storytelling and Queer Identity—Moderator Maia Kobabe (The Thief’s Tale) and a panel of talented queer storytellers discuss their craft and how they bring life to their characters on the comics page. Storytelling plays a role in shaping both the identity of the storyteller and the characters on the page. This panel explores how queer cartoonists navigate this space. Foothill G


5:15–6:00 Dynamic Comics Readings—Matt Silady (chair, CCA MFA in Comics program) is joined by Bay Area cartoonists Meggie Ramm, Cordelia McGee-Tubb, and Trinidad Escobar, to discuss what it takes to deliver an engaging and entertaining public performance. Enjoy some very special comics readings and tips on how to bring your comics to life on the stage. Foothill C

Further details at the link…

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.

Pop Con Milwaukee Reveals Autograph Prices Plus Jim Steranko VIP Package

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Press Release:

Jim Steranko VIP Package Revealed for Pop Con Milwaukee, Nov. 5-6, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, Milwaukee, WI

www.popconmilwaukee.com


Jim Steranko VIP Details

Pop Con Milwaukee is both happy and proud to announce the details of the Jim Steranko VIP package. Appearing on both November 5th and November 6th, 2016 at the Crown Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Jim Steranko will be celebrating 50 years as an innovative comic creator. The cost of the VIP package is only $25.00!!!! For those lucky enough to attend, the VIP package will include:

  • Weekend Admission To the Show
  • Complimentary 2016 Pop Con Milwaukee Inaugural Poster featuring Jim Steranko and his 50 years in the comic industry. The poster was personally designed by Jim Steranko. As an added bonus, Jim Steranko will personally sign each poster, free of charge.
  • Additional signatures on any non CGC items are only $10.00 each.
  • VIP ticket holders will have access to Jim Steranko VIP 50th anniversary event. For those lucky enough to attend, you will be able to mingle with Steranko, ask questions, and help him celebrate his 50th anniversary event. The event will take place from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Saturday evening after the show.
  • Group Photo Op with Jim Steranko for VIP package holders only! For those familiar with the Comic Con circuit, Jim Steranko does not do photo ops or pose for photos. He has never done it, but for Pop Con Milwaukee, Steranko has agreed to a free group photo op with VIP members.
  • Also, as a Pop Con exclusive, Jim Steranko has agreed to one-on-one additional photo ops for VIP members only. The fee is only $25.00 in addition to your VIP ticket, but this is the first and only time he has ever agreed to photo ops. Have your picture taken with Steranko!

Very Limited with over half sold on pre-sale. These will sell out! VIP tickets can be reserved by emailing Troy at troy@mearsonline.com  or calling (414)-301-9536.

Pop Con Milwaukee is only 10 days away. Comic legend Jim Steranko and Carroll Spinney (Big Bird) lead our list of special guests.

Pop Con Milwaukee will combine quality dealers, affordable pricing, and classic celebrity guests from the fields of sports, entertainment, music, and TV/Movie. The stars will be present to personally meet with you have your photograph taken, and obtain autographs. No autographs will be priced over $20.00, with many celebrities signing and posing for free pictures.

The event will be held November 5th & 6th, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 6401 South 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221, located moments from the Mitchell International Airport. Plenty of FREE parking.

Advanced admission tickets ($10.00 for a weekend pass) are on sale now at the Pop Con Milwaukee website and are available for immediate purchase on location at Grave Yard Records and Movie Maniacs located at 1013 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172. VIP tickets will be announced shortly.

Show Hours: For those that purchase advance tickets, on Saturday, November 5th, you will be able to redeem your ticket for your Pop Con entrance wristband between the hours of 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Once you have your wristband, you will be able to enter first when the doors open at 10:00 AM and this will allow you to avoid the anticipated long lines. General Admission tickets will go on sale at 11:00 AM.

SPECIAL NOTE: On Sunday, November 6th, 2016, we are offered free admission to all military, police, fire, and rescue personnel that show valid identification. Limited amounts of Sunday tickets are available, so please order in advance.

Dealers will be carefully screened and selected. All autograph dealers must sell authenticated items, no exceptions. Confirmed dealers will be specializing in Sports, Breweriana, Comics, Military, Autographs, Political, Hockey, Horror, and must more.

It is our goal to “celebrate” the dealers, and to support them as stars of the convention. If you go to the exhibitor’s link on our homepage, you will see the graphics which have been created to promote the vendors/artists who will be appearing at the show. With low table fees and a big advertising budget, it is our goal to create an environment which will be profitable for those in attendance. We have already confirmed several old time collectors that are bringing rare items to the show.

A local pinup photograph troop, “Heels for Combat Boots”, will be appearing in vintage WW2 clothing and will be available for FREE photographs and autographs.

The R2D2 Builders club will be showcasing actual, movie accurate remote controlled robots.

Grappling fans can meet the stars of MIAW wrestling Billy E. Goat, TC Washington, The Professor, Johnny Swashbuckle, Juan Hernandez, Zack McGuire, Angel Armani, Xavier Mustafa, The Candyman, Silas Young, and many more heroes of the ring. AWA wrestling legend “Jake “The Milkman” Milliman will be making a rare public appearance. The wrestlers will be appearing both days to sign free autographs, pose for pictures, and answer questions about the rigors and highlights of professional wrestling.

Autographs

There are over 20+ scheduled autograph guests, all costing $20.00 or less. The promoters in conjunction with the guests worked hard to keep pricing affordable and family friendly.

Carroll Spinney (Bird Bird / Oscar the Grouch)

Autographs any items $20.00
Photo ops: $20.00
Combo: $30.00

Bobby Clark (the Gorn) Star Trek the Original Series
Autographs $20, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Op Only $20

John Schneider (Bo Duke) (CANCELLED DUE TO PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT)

Greg The Hammer Valentine
Autographs $20
Photo Op $20

Honky Tonk Man
Autographs $20
Photo Op $20

Don Pedro Colley
Autographs $20
Photo Op $20

Melissa Cowan (Walking Dead Bicycle Girl Zombie)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $10

Walter Phaelen (Dr. Satan)(CANCELLED DUE TO PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT)

Betty Spinks (Author/Wife of Leon Spinks)
Signed Books $20

Beth Horn (Venom: American Gladiators)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $10
William Romeo (Mayhem: American Gladiators)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $10

Alloy Ash (Tattoo Model, Fast & Loud)
Autographs $20, free table photo with autograph purchase
Photo Ops $20
Muhammad Ali Jr. (CANCELLD DUE TO PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Free Photo Ops
Rod Haase (First Flash)
Autograph $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Free Photo Ops

Richard Hatch (1st Survivor Winner)
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase
Free Photo Ops

Felix Silla “Cousin It, Twiki (Buck Rogers), Child Ape (Planet of the Apes)”
Autographs $20.00 (free table photo with autograph purchase)
Photo Op Only $20

Dennis Biddle “Negro League Legend”
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase

James Beckum “Negro League Legend”
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase

Sam Williams “Milwaukee Bucks Legend”
Autographs $10, free table photo with autograph purchase

Ari Lehman (1st Jason)
Autographs $20, free table photo with autograph purchase

Hippie Tom (American Pickers)
Autographs Free W/ Purchase of Photo
Photo Ops: Free

 

2017: Next Show

With dates booked for 2016, 2017, 2018, we are committed long term to providing collectors and dealers in the mid-west with a first rate convention experience which will be affordable and family friendly. 2017 invited guests include the four original Godzilla suit actors: Haruo Najakima, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Mizuho Yoshida, Sutoma Kitagawa, Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Reb Brown (Captain America), Jackson Bostwick, (Shazam), Allen Bellman (Timely/Marvel Artist), Arvell Jones (Marvel Artist), Keith Pollard (Marvel Artist), Ron Wilson (Marvel Artist), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), Lou Ferrigno (Hulk), Pete Rose, Mike Grell (Comic Legend) with more announcements to come.

LINK: WonderCon Anaheim Announces Second Wave of 2017 Special Guests!

October 26, 2016 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News

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Matt Fraction leads off the 2nd wave.

Hasbro Announces HasCon 2017

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HASBRO announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

Grand Rapids Comic-Con Returns October 21-23, 2016

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Press Release:

The next Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on October 21-23, 2016, at the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hours:
Friday, October 21: 2-8 pm with after-hours programming until 11 pm
Saturday, October 22: 10 am-7 pm with after hours programming until 11 pm
Sunday, October 23: 10 am until 5 pm

Ticket Prices:
3-day pass: $40 advance, $50 at door
Friday only: $15 advance, $20 door
Saturday only: $20 advance, $25 door
Sunday only: $17 advance, $22 door
VIP pass: $149 advance only
Link to tickets is here.

Celebrity Guest List:
Wil Traval: “Jessica Jones”, “Arrow”, “Once Upon A Time”
Denise Crosby: Lt. Tasha Yar in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the leader of Terminus in “The Walking Dead”
Bruno Gunn: Brutus in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Sean Maher: Dr. Simon Tam in “Firefly”, Nightwing in several DC Comics animed Batman movies
Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios in “Star Wars Rebels”, Spike Spiegel in “Cowboy Bebop”, Wolverine in numerous X-Men animated features
Bryce Papnebrook: Eren Jaeger in “Attack On Titan”, Rin in “Blue Exorcist”
Austin St. John: The original Red Ranger in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Steve Cardenas: Rocky DeSantos/Red Ranger in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Robin Shelby: Slimer in Ghostbusters 2 and Lady Slimer in Ghostbusters (2016)
Russell Hodgkinson: Doc in “Z-Nation”
Felix Silla: “Buck Rogers In The 25th Century”, “The Addams Family”, Star Wars: Episode VI–Return Of The Jedi
Rob Miller: “Face Off”
Dr. Mortose: local horror host

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Cast Reunion!
Michelan Sisti * Leif Tilden * Josh Pais

Comic Guest List:
Kevin Eastman: co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Jae Lee: Batman/Superman, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias
Bob Camp: creatiuve writer/director of Ren and Stimpy
Joe Rubinstein: Wolverine, Micronauts, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe
Stuart Sayger: The Walking Dead, Bionicle
Tony Kordos: Batman and Robin Eternal
Rodney Ramos: Transmetropolitan
Steve Lieber: Whiteout, The Spectacular Foes Of Spider-Man
Jeff Balke: Deadpooh, Fantastic Four
Allen Bellman: Golden Age artist for Captain America
Greg Weisman: Gargoyles, Star Wars Rebels
Vince Locke: Sandman, Deadworld
J. David Spurlock: publisher on Vanguard Publishing
Tony Isabella: Black Lightning, 1000 Comic Books You Must Read
K. Lynn Smith: Plume, Cards Against Humanity
Jeff Carlisle: The Guild, Star Wars, Doctor Who
William Messner-Loebs: The Flash, Wonder Woman
Dirk Manning: Legends Of Oz, Nightmare World
Jason Moore: Batman: Haunted Gotham, The Crusades
Arvell Jones: All-Star Squadron, The Avengers
Jeff Balke: Fantastic Four, Deadpooh
Comfort and Adam: The Uniques, Rainbows In The Dark
Jon Alderink: Superman, Justice League: Generation Lost
Dan Monroe: children’s book illustrator
Tyler and Sara Sowles: Durontus: The Lost Serpent, G-Fan magazine
…plus an extensive artist alley!

Best Selling Authors:
Anne Bishop: The Others, Black Jewels
Susan Dennard: Truthwitch, Something Strange and Deadly
Adam Bray: Marvel, Star Wars technical manuals
Eric Telchin: Black and White Factory
Courtney Allison Moulton: Angelfire
MarcyKate Connolly: Monstrous, Ravenous

New! Kids Area in Exhibit Hall C, including a huge LEGOs display, Hot Wheels track, Star wars coloring area, two science exhibits, and a ton more. Check it out!

Plus:

100,000 square foot vending hall
Car show
Film festival (link here)
Anime room
Art show
Costume contest
Electronic and board/card gaming rooms
501st/Ghostbusters/Transformers
Comic and 1950’s sci-fi displays
100-plus hours of programming

More information: www.grcomiccon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/grandrapidscomiccon
Twitter: www.twitter.com/grcomiccon
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/grcomiccon

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