Massive Comic Con Cancels 2018 Show; Will Return in 2019

February 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Convention News, Massachusetts

Massive Comic Con has announced via their Facebook page that they will not be holding a show in 2018, with promises that it will return in 2019:

“Good afternoon MASSive Comic Con fans! As you may have noticed things have been quiet around these parts. Well we’re here to let you know that we are going to be taking a year off in 2018. We currently have a new partnership in the works that is going to mean BIG things for MASSive Comic Con in 2019: Bigger Celebrities, Bigger Comic Creators, More Vendors, More Entertainment! Expect everything you have loved about MASSive Comic Con thus far just on a more MASSIVE scale!”

Emerald City Comic Con 2018 Presents Sketch Fighter

February 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Washington

Press Release:

The quick-draw game that pairs comic book artists with stand-up comedians returns to the Emerald City Comic Con. On March 3rd at 1PM PST, four teams will compete on the floor of ECCC, with only one emerging victorious.

Match 1 will feature CHRIS BURNHAM (Nameless, Batman Inc.) and EMMETT MONTGOMERY taking on SARA RICHARD (My Little Pony, Jem and the Holograms) and RON SWALLOW. Match 2 will see CHRISSIE ZULLO (Fables, Madame Xanadu) and SILAS LINDENSTEIN vs. YEHUDI MERCADO (Rick and Morty, Sci-Fu) and SALLY JORDAN. The teams that do not advance out of the first round will face each other for the bronze medal. The semi-final winners will then square off to determine which team is sketch-fighting-champion!

The event will be hosted by TOM FRANCK and DYLAN COLE. All of the action can be watched by those not attending ECCC as the match will be streamed live on SyFy.com. Viewers – both in-person and watching the stream – can offer clues for the players to draw throughout the game on the Sketch Fighter Twitter Page: @sketch_fighter.

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Dark Horse Announces ECCC 2018 Programming Schedule

Press Release:

Visit Dark Horse Comics at Booth #1708 during Emerald City Comic Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get your hands on some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Get colorin’ on our communal coloring wall! The wall will feature pages from the #DHColors Coloring Book line! Canvases will vary throughout the weekend but include pages from The Legend of Korra Coloring Book, Avatar: The Last Airbender Coloring Book, The Witcher Adult Coloring Book, and the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book. Check out our signings and panels, too!

Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from our friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!

We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth.

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
FEMINA AND FAUNA: THE ART OF CAMILLA D’ERRICO, RAINBOW CHILDREN, HELMETGIRLS: Camilla d’Errico

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE: Patric Reynolds

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

3:00 – 3:45 PM:
ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

4:00 – 4:45 PM:
ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara, Sebastián Fiumara

5:00 – 5:45 PM:
THE VISITOR: HOW AND WHY HE STAYED, RASPUTIN: THE VOICE OF THE DRAGON, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1955: Chris Roberson

6:00 – 6:45 PM:
HALO: RISE OF ATRIOX: Jonathan Wayshak, John Jackson Miller

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

11:00 – 11:45 AM:
TOMB RAIDER: Phillip Sevy

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk
TBA: Kristen Gudsnuk, Rafer Roberts

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN: Adam P. Knave, DJ Kirkbride

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
LOBSTER JOHNSON, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1954: Stephen Green

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
DEPT. H: Sharlene Kindt

3:00 – 3:45 PM:
STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS: Jody Houser

4:00 – 4:45 PM:
AMERICAN GODS, KABUKI, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack

5:00 – 5:45 PM:
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS: Irene Koh

6:00 – 6:45 PM:
THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Hope Nicholson, Patrick Rothfuss, Amy Chu, Vita Ayala

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

11:00 – 11:45 AM:
ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
DEPT. H: Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
TREKKER: Ron Randall

3:00 – 3:45 PM:
ANGEL CATBIRD: Johnnie Christmas, Tamra Bonvillain

4:00 – 4:45 PM:
HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk
TBA: Kristen Gudsnuk, Rafer Roberts

5:00 – 5:45 PM:
DOCTOR STAR & THE KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS: Max Fiumara

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

11:00 – 11:45 AM:
SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Jose Pimienta

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
USAGI YOJIMBO: Stan Sakai

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin, Ron Chan
PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin

PANEL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

12:15-  1:15 PM: Seriously, What’s Up With Editors

(Location: TCC L3-R1)

Have you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to be one? Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, IDW, and Oni Press want to give you insight on breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher! Join Dark Horse’s Katii O’Brien, BOOM! Studios’ Cameron Chittock, IDW’s Sarah Gaydos, and Oni Press’ Desiree Wilson for a rare behind the panels look at the secrets to building successful comic and graphic novel programs.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

12:15 – 1:15 PM: Geeking Out On Secret Loves

(Location: WSCC 604)

The Secret Loves of Geeks is the newest anthology from editor Hope Nicholson about love, sex, and dating with stories from cartoonists and professional geeks who tell their intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring stories. Join speakers Hope Nicholson, Priya Huq, Levi Hastings, Amy Chu, and Harris O’Malley AKA “Dr. Nerdlove” for personal stories of modern love across the gender and sexual identity spectrums.

 

4:45 – 5:45 PM: ElfQuest – 40 Years of Pointy Ears

(Location: TCC L3-R2)

February 2018 wraps up 40 years of Elfquest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indy fantasy comic with Wendy and Richard Pini, co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind the scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978. The newest – and final – issue of the Final Quest series will hit the stands the day before ECCC opens, so you’ll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you’ve been saving up for years! Moderated by Tia Vasiliou of comiXology.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

10:45 – 11:45 AM: Dark Horse Manga

(Location: TCC L3-R1)

2018 marks Dark Horse’s 30th anniversary of publishing manga! From last year’s Eisner-nominated Wandering Island, to legendary series Lone Wolf and CubBerserkBlade of the ImmortalAstroboy, and Oh My Goddess!, to contemporary titles such as I Am a HeroFate/ZeroDanganronpaDrifters, and Hatsune Miku, we’re proud to release a wide spectrum of works from Japanese creators. Join translator Zack Davisson and Dark Horse editor Carl Horn for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

 

1:15 – 2:15 PM: Artists Who Write

(Location: TCC L3-R1)

Whether it’s the adventures of a teen bandit, a villain with a heart of gold, a rabbit ronin, a superhero girl, or anything in between, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join Colleen Coover (Bandette), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Adam Warren (Empowered) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh. Joe Golem: Occult Detective artist Patric Reynolds will moderate this star-studded panel!

Cast of The Princess Bride makes their way to Orlando

Inconceivable!

CARY ELWES, CHRIS SARANDON, and WALLACE SHAWN, stars of the cult classic The Princess Bride, head to Orlando.

MegaCon is held at the Orange County Convention Center May 24-27, 2018 in Orlando, FL.

Get your tickets now!

For more information click here.

Nickel City Con Presents: Tank Girl Screening + Lori Petty Q&A

Join Nickel City Con as the phenomenal Lori Petty, Tank Girl herself, blasts into the North Park Theatre on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:30 PM before a screening of the 1995 cult classic!

Tank Girl cosplay is encouraged, and there will be a TBA prize for the best one. (NO PARKING TANKS IN THE THEATER!)

SPECIAL OFFER: The first 100 tickets sold will get a FREE Friday pass to the Con! A $15 value.

$15 tickets available HERE…

About TANK GIRL:
In 2022 Earth is struck by a comet, leading to a massive drought. 11 years later a majority of the water left is kept in a reserve. Tank Girl (Lori Petty) is a member of a resistance group who steals whatever they want, by any means necessary. Being the enemies of the water reserve, their hideout is attacked and Tank Girl’s boyfriend is killed and younger friend Sam (Stacy Linn Ramsower) is captured! Also starring Naomi Watts, Ice-T, and Malcolm  McDowell. Featuring a soundtrack assembled by Courtney Love.

About Lori Petty:
Lori Petty is an American actress, film director and screenwriter. As an actress, she is best known for playing Tyler Endicott in the film Point Break (1991), Kit Keller in A League of Their Own (1992), and the titular role in Tank Girl (1995). As a voice actress, she is best known as Livewire from Superman: The Animated Series. Currently, Lori stars as “Lolly” on the highly acclaimed Netflix TV series Orange is the New Black.

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North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 836-7411

SVCC 2018 What Does It Mean To Be Human? Sweepstakes

February 16, 2018 by  
Filed under California, Convention News

Press Release:

What does it mean to be human? That’s the theme of this year’s Silicon Valley Comic Con.

What does being human mean TO YOU? Share your thoughts with us for a chance to win a signed copy of Andy Weir’s new book Artemis plus a three-day pass to #SVCC in April and a special meet and greet with Andy in San Jose. Four first prizes of one three-day pass to Silicon Valley Comic Con will also be awarded. Just follow the simple directions below to enter the sweepstakes.

This sweepstakes runs from February 12, 2018 until February 28, 2018.

No purchase necessary. Open to US residents 18 years of age or older. Restrictions apply, see Official Rules for details.

HOW TO ENTER:

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods to answer the question “What does it mean to be human?”:

  1. Share an image on Instagram, including exactly the following unique terms in your post: “#SVCC” “#Sweeps” and “#SweepstakesEntry”; and providing the URL to the Instagram post in the Official Entry Form.
  2. Share a post on Twitter, including exactly the following unique terms in your tweet: “#SVCC” “#Sweeps” and “#SweepstakesEntry”; and providing the URL to the tweet in the Official Entry Form.
  3. Write a post on your blog, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in the appropriate space in the Official Entry Form.
  4. Answer the question “What does it mean to be human” in the Official Entry Form.

Only entries registered in the Official Entry Form will be considered valid entries. Entries become the property of Silicon Valley Comic Con.

CLICK TO ENTER

 

Return of the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center this September 28-30, but so does our special “thank you” event to our fans: Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event Sunday April 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the BWI Airport Marriott!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country, with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern…and we’re bringing in a few guests as well!

Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen in BOOM! Studios’ Skybourne, and on covers from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.

Long-time friend of the show, Ringo, Harvey, and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and online. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website.

John Gallagher is the award-winning artist and writer of graphic novels Buzzboy and Roboy Red (with Rich Faber). John teamed with sons Jack and Will to create a kids book, E.P.I.C. Bros., about two kids whose superhero dad is always out saving the world, and they pass the time using his gizmos for lovable mayhem. Jack and Will follow in the footsteps of big sister Katie, who teamed with her dad to create Zoey and Ketchup. John’s Buzzboy is back from American Mythology Productions in Buzzboy Go Digital Monster Mayhem, where he has also contributed to the recently relaunched Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Inspector. When not creating comics, John is executive director of Kids Love Comics (kidslovecomics.net) and works as art director for Ranger Rick magazine.

Mark Morales has established himself as one of the industry’s go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.

Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director. He has done a great deal of work at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now-defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum. His work is recently featured on IDW’s Revolution Heroes and DC Comics’ Trinity.

Additionally, the Hero Initiative will be in the room with us this year — stay tuned!

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.

Latest Guests announced for London Film & Comic Con

LONDON FILM & COMIC CON returns for 2018 and we are very pleased to announce some amazing new guests to add to an already great line up!

PETER CAPALDI, the 12th Doctor will be joining us on Saturday & Sunday,
GRACE PARK who stars in Hawaii Five-0 but is also known for Battlestar Gallactica
and we can add
RAY FISHER, fresh from playing Cyborg in The Justice League

Also added to the LFCC line up is the wonderful JEWEL STAITE, who has appeared in Firefly as well as Stargate Atlantis.

Horror fans can meet SAW star COSTAS MANDYLOR, who has played Hoffman in multilple films in the franchise.

For more information visit the website HERE!

ECCC 2018 Presents: Kracklefest 8 – A Night Of Nerd-Rock & Comedy

February 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Convention News, Music, Washington

Press Release:

Emerald City Comic Con and nerd-rock artist Kirby Krackle are proud to present KRACKLEFEST 8 – A Night Of Nerd-Rock & Comedy taking place at Hard Rock Seattle on Friday, March 2nd only a few blocks from the con! Tickets available now at the link…

Now in its 8th year, KRACKLEFEST has served as the annual nerd-rock concert and showcase during ECCC since 2010 with this year’s bill featuring the talents of Lucia Fasano, nerdcore rapper Megaran, and of course nerd-rock pioneer Kirby Krackle to close out the night! KRACKLEFEST 8 this year also features the local stand-up comedy talents of Caitlin Duffy, Joe Kerley, and Scott Cavazos for this 21+ show.

Join us for this celebration of music and comedy with exclusive KRACKLEFEST 8 merch, themed specialty drinks, and get nerd-rocked while you’re at it!

Please visit  www.kirbykracklemusic.com to learn more and what nerd-rock is all about.

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Hard Rock Cafe Seattle
116 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 204-2233

Spooky Empire Brings Hair-raising Guests to the Wyndham Orlando Resort for Mid-season Convention

Spooky Empire LogoSpooky Empire, founder of one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, announces their highly-anticipated mid-season convention on April 6 – 8, 2018 at The Wyndham Orlando Resort. The 3-day annual convention will feature an array of activities including celebrity autographs with meet & greets, photo ops, Q&A’s led by special guests, live performances, and their popular tattoo festival with more than 25+ artists.

This year, celebrity guests include:

•   The return of The Chiodo Brothers, the group of sibling creative forces known for movies such as Killer Klowns from Outer Space. They have also created creatures and puppets for films and TV show including Critters, Team America: World Police, Elf, Ernest Scared Stupid, Monsters, The Thundermans, The Simpsons, and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

•   They will be joined by David Naughton, from American Werewolf in London and Twilight Zone.

•   Along with Butch Patrick best known for his role as “Eddie Munster” from The Munsters.

•   Director, actor, stuntman, writer, and the last living Universal Monster, Ricou Browning. Best known his role as the only actor to portray the “Gill-Man” in three films, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creatureand The Creature Walks Among Us. Browning also worked on Flipper, Sea Hunt, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and many other films.

Other expected guests include:

•   Meet the mother and son stars from Child’s Play, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent and Chucky himself.

•   The one and only Slim Jim Phantom, legendary drummer for the ever-popular rockabilly band The Stray Cats.

And many more to be announced leading up to the convention.

Throughout the weekend guests will enjoy vendors and haunting exhibitors that will offer the ultimate in merchandise including art, movies, toys, props, action figures, comic books, special effects, clothing, and jewelry.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $65, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. VIP Packages are $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. Kids 10 and under are free.

Rooms are available at The Wyndham Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $121 per night through March 9. Rooms can be reserved by calling 1-407-351-2420. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com/purchase-tickets.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit www.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

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