HeroesCon 2017 Adds Further Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 35th anniversary show including Amy Chu, David Petersen, Tom Raney, John Totleben, Billy Tucci, Dean Trippe, and more! HeroesCon 2017 takes place June 16-18, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

JEREMY BASTIAN | Cursed Pirate Girl, The Guild: Tink, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard
SHANE BERRYHILL | Sherwood, Texas, Adventures In Crime
AMY CHU | Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman, KISS, Deadpool
MATTHEW CLARK | Legend of the Dark Knight, Ghost Rider, Wonder Woman
CREATUREBOX | Ratchet & Clank, 9 lives (Spider Kitty), The MONSTER VOLUME
STEPHANIE GLADDEN | Peanuts, Jingle Belle, Simpsons, Powerpuff Girls
ADAM GUZOWSKI | Nailbiter, TMNT Color Classics, Great Divide
MIKE HENDERSON | Nailbiter, Illuminati, Secret Wars
NEAL HOLMAN | Archer, Frisky Dingo, Science!, Redline, Sealab2021
ZACK KAPLAN | Eclipse
CHRIS KEMPLE | Red Vengeance, Fallout, Negative Burn, Fantastic Worlds
MEGAN LEVENS | Angel City, Spell on Wheels, Star Trek
JASON LEWIS | Star Trek: Deviations, Mars Attacks: Occupation and Drive
STEVE MANNION | Fearless Dawn, The Bomb, Tales from the Crypt, Spook House
CARA MCGEE | Over The Garden Wall
BILL MCKAY | Zombie Tramp, Dollface, Vampblade
B. CLAY MOORE | Hawaiian Dick, The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull, Bad Karma
DAVID PETERSEN | Mouse Guard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
ROBERT POPE | Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, Batman, Peanuts
BUDDY PRINCE | Marvel Sketch Cards, Voltron: United and Drawn
TOM RANEY | Infinite Crisis, Batman-Superman, Phantom Limb Ghost Puncher
FABIAN RANGEL JR | Space Riders, Namwolf, Helena Crash
ROD REIS | C.O.W.L., Hadrian’s Wall, Civil War II: The Oath
RAFER ROBERTS Archer and Armstrong, Plastic Farm Press, Carpool Buddies of Doom
CHRISTIAN SAGER The Cabinet, Canaan Cult Revival, Think of the Children
CHRISTOPHER SEBELA | Heartthrob, High Crimes, Injustice, Dead Letters, Suicide Squad
ANDY SMITH | Thanos, X-Men, Stormwatch, Wolverine, Superman, Batman
KYLE STARKS | Rock Candy Mountain, Rick and Morty, Sexcastle, Legend of Ricky Thunder
MARCIO TAKARA | All-New Wolverine, Captain Marvel, Armor Wars, Batman
JOHN TOTLEBEN | Swamp Thing, Miracleman
DEAN TRIPPE | Something Terrible, Power Lunch, Butterfly, Project: Rooftop
BILLY TUCCI | Shi, Sgt.Rock: The Lost Batallion, A Child Is Born
TRACY YARDLEY | Sonic the Hedgehog, The Adventures of Galaxy Man and Cosmic Girl

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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.

 

WB Television Brings Stars to WonderCon 2017

Join the Cast and Creators of Riverdale, Time After Time, Gotham, Lucifer, Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Action in Anaheim the weekend of March 31 –April 2, 2017.

Press Release:

Warner Bros. Television brings its heroes, villains, time travelers and mysterious teens together under one roof during WonderCon 2017, with four series attending the fan fest in Anaheim March 31–April 2. Panels and Q&A sessions with Riverdale (Thursdays 9/8c The CW) and Time After Time (Sundays 9/8c ABC) take place on Friday, March 31. Fans will be treated to an exclusive screening of a brand new episode of Riverdale on Saturday, April 1. Closing out the weekend with Sunday, April 2, sessions will be Lucifer (new episodes return May 1, Mondays 9/8c FOX) and Gotham (new episodes return April 24, Mondays 8/7 FOX), along with Warner Bros. Animation’s hit DC Super Hero series Teen Titans Go! (Fridays 6/5c Cartoon Network) and Justice League Action (Saturdays 7:30 a.m./6:30 a.m. Cartoon Network).

Stars and producers scheduled to attend WonderCon 2017 include:

  • Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, and Luke Perry, along with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater.
  • Time After Time stars Josh Bowman, Genesis Rodriguez and Nicole Ari Parker, along with executive producer Marcos Siega.
  • Lucifer stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German and DB Woodside, along with executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich.
  • Teen Titans Go! producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath and Peter Michail, along with voice actor Greg Cipes.
  • Justice League Action producers Jim Krieg and Butch Lukic, along with voice cast P.J. Byrne, Rachel Kimsey and Jason J. Lewis.
  • Gotham stars to be announced.

The cast and producers of all series will be signing autographs, and tickets will be distributed in Exhibit Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center on the morning of each session.

For more information about the Studio’s plans at WonderCon, please follow us on Twitter at @warnerbrostv.

Following are the WBTV panel dates and times for WonderCon 2017 (panelists and panel times may be subject to change).

Friday, March 31

2:45–3:45 p.m. Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Unlock the mystery of Riverdale and leave your innocence behind. Join stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick and Marisol Nichols, along with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what may look like a quiet, sleepy town. While new details of Jason Blossom’s death emerge, tension grows between the Riverdale High students, as Jughead’s connection to the Southside Serpents is revealed. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW. Arena

3:30-4:30 p.m. Time After Time Special Video Presentation and Q&A Time After Time makes its WonderCon debut to give fans the scoop on the suspenseful new drama and a sneak peek at what lies ahead in the first season. Who will gain control of the Time Machine? Will H.G.’s and John’s goals become aligned? What is Project Utopia? Will Vanessa discover Griffin’s betrayal? Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with executive producer Marcos Siega (Blindspot, The Following) and series stars Josh Bowman (Revenge, Make It or Break It, Holby City, Level Up, So Undercover), Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Man on a Ledge, Entourage, Big Hero 6) and Nicole Ari Parker (Soul Food, Rosewood, The Real Husbands of Hollywood, Almost Christmas). Based on the novel written by Karl Alexander and produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, Time After Time airs Sundays at 9/8c on ABC. Arena

Saturday, April 1

3:15–4:15 p.m. Riverdale Exclusive Screening of Brand New Episode — A WonderCon exclusive! Don’t miss a special advance screening of a brand new episode of Riverdale, airing Thursday, April 6 (9/8c The CW). Entitled “La Grande Illusion,” the episode will feature a special appearance by Shannon Purser (“Barb” from Stranger Things) as Ethel Muggs, and we uncover more secrets about the long-standing family feud between the Blossoms and the Coopers. Plus, Betty’s relationship with Polly faces additional challenges and Archie finds himself oddly entangled with Cheryl Blossom. Arena

Sunday, April 2

12:00–1:00 p.m. Teen Titans Go! All-New Episode and Q&A — WonderCon attendees GO! to this panel and be ready for a fun afternoon with your favorite teen DC Super Heroes. Producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath and Peter Michail will join voice actor Greg Cipes to screen an all-new episode and answer your questions about all things Titans. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Friday evenings at 6/5c on Cartoon Network. Room 300AB

1:00–2:00 p.m. Justice League Action All-New Episode and Q&A — Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, as each 11-minute episode has lightning-fast action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes is up to any challenge. Voice cast members P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Rachel Kimsey (Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare) and Jason J. Lewis (Halo 5: Guardians), along with producers Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and Butch Lukic (Justice League), will be on hand to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action airs Saturdays mornings at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network.  Room 300AB

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A — If you thought all hell broke loose when Lucifer arrived in the City of Angels, just imagine how things will heat up in his absence. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to see what’s in store for Chloe Decker and the Devil himself after his mysterious departure in the midseason finale. Join us for a sizzling sneak peek at the second half of season two, followed by a Q&A with stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, DB Woodside and executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns with all-episodes on May 1, airing Mondays at 9/8c on FOX. Arena

1:45–2:45 p.m. Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A — As Gotham City descends into anarchy, join the hit show as it returns to WonderCon to give fans the scoop on all the shocking moments in store for the remainder of season three. With Penguin out of the picture, and a power grab taking place, who will become the new leader of the Gotham underworld? How will Nygma’s embrace of his Riddler persona alter the balance of power, and will any of it matter when the Court of Owls reveals its plans for the city? All will be judged! Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns April 24 with all-new episodes airing Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.  Arena

Voltron Team Roars Into WonderCon 2017

Join Kyle Anderson of Nerdist as he leads a conversation on April 1st at 5:30 PM at WonderCon with DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos, Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery, Story Editor Tim Hedrick, cast members Jeremy Shada (Lance), Josh Keaton (Shiro), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Tyler Labine (Hunk), and Kimberly Brooks (Allura) who will be highlighting their favorite season 2 moments and will take part in an extended Q&A! Fans in attendance will each receive a limited edition lithograph (pictured).

Details here…

 

Agents of Shield’s Ming-Na Wen visits Boston!

Ming-Na Wen,the star who brought Agent MELINDA MAY and Disney Princess MULAN to life in
MULAN and MULAN II joins BOSTON COMIC CON, August 11-13, 2017!

Visit they website here!

Anthony Daniels & Riz Ahmed Join Star Wars Celebration

Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO, and Riz Ahmed, who played Bodhi Rook in Rogue One, will be at Star Wars Celebration!

Anthony Daniels; C-3PO: Star Wars Saga

The only actor to work on all eight Star Wars movies, Anthony is the heart and soul of the golden robot C-3PO. He is also the legs, arms and voice.

Leaving drama college in 1974, Anthony won a BBC Award, which gave him a place in their Radio Drama Company. After hundreds of productions, he left to go into theatre, shortly joining the National Theatre of Great Britain at The Young Vic. It was whilst playing in Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, a story of two humble characters caught up in events beyond their control, that he got the call to meet George Lucas about a new sci-fi movie.

Lucas was interested in Anthony’s acting and mime skills. Anthony on the other hand wasn’t interested at all. Having asked for his money back after walking out of 2001 – A Space Odyssey, he had never been attracted by the worlds of sci-fi. Though he did eventually meet the director, it was a concept painting of the character that actually got his interest. He found the script incomprehensible but liked the golden droid and so was thrilled to be offered the role. The next day he was covered in plaster to make a mould of his body, the first step in creating the now globally recognised character. Six months later the costume was almost ready and filming began on what would become Star Wars: A New Hope. Later Lucas would try to replace Anthony’s on set vocal performance with the voices of various Hollywood actors. Eventually he decided nothing fitted the original like the original and asked Anthony to re-record his own character voice.

This led to him returning to the set of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. His participation in The Phantom Menace was as an off-camera voice but for Attack of the Clones he took over the arduous puppetry of the ‘naked’ C-3PO, subsequently re-shooting his scenes in the rusty suit, once again providing live action and voice. Fully gold and shining in Revenge of the Sith, Anthony is the only actor to feature in all eight Star Wars films.

Anthony has been involved in many of the spin-offs. Amongst other events, as the golden character he performed in the radio dramatisations, tap-danced on The Muppet Show, promoted measles and polio vaccines, wrote and produced anti-smoking commercials, danced with Donny and Marie Osmond, took part in the Oscar Ceremonies, befriended Big Bird on Sesame Street, filmed and voiced the animated figure in Disney’s original Star Tours ride attraction, recently being promoted to be the reluctant pilot in Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, became a breakfast cereal, Kellogg’s C-3POs, conducted the London Symphony and the Boston Pops Orchestra, and had his own cartoon series, Droids.

Anthony has been proud to work on and present The Magic of Myth, The Art of Star Wars and Star Wars – Where Science Meets Imagination and The Power Of Costume exhibitions in their various locations around the world. He has presented a variety of symphonic events and was the on-stage narrator for the international arena spectacular, Star Wars in Concert in its three North American, European and Japanese tours. He has also brought C-3PO to life in the animated Clone Wars, Rebels, Lego Star Wars and The Yoda Chronicles series. Most recently he appeared in 2016’s Star Wars: Rogue One.

Although the Star Wars saga has formed a major part of Anthony’s working life, he has interspersed it with a variety of television and stage appearances, ranging from sitcoms to more serious dramas, with forays into the world of horror cult movies. He was the voice of Legolas in the original Lord of the Rings animation. He is also a presenter, producer and creative designer of trade events and conferences and a visiting scholar at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. He lives with his wife, Christine, in England and the south of France.

Riz Ahmed; Bodhi Rook, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Riz Ahmed is a three-time nominated Best Actor by the British Independent Film Awards for his lead roles in Shifty, Four Lions and Ill Manors. He was the lead of HBO’s breakout hit show The Night Of. Riz’ previous credits include Paul Greengrass’ Jason Bourne, Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, John Crowley’s Closed Circuit, and Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna. Most recently he starred as a former Imperial pilot turned hero of the Rebellion, Bodhi Rook, in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

For tickets and further information please go to the website: www.starwarscelebration.com

MoCCA ArtFest Announces International Guests

March 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York

Press Release:

The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce a number of international guest artists visiting this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival in addition to previously announced Guest of Honor Blutch. These include visitors from France, Israel and Poland, several of whom will participate in MoCCA’s schedule of programming events.

Currently hanging in the Society of Illustrators’ third floor Hall of Fame Gallery during MoCCA Arts Festival is Fit to Print, an exhibit featuring work by former students of the Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR) art school in Strasbourg, France, who have all contributed illustration work to The New York Times in collaboration with art director Alexandra Zsigmond. Exhibiting artists Baptiste Alchourroun, Alexis Beauclair, Fanny Blanc, Quentin Duckit, Juliette Etrivert, Marion Fayolle, Caroline Gamon, Lucie Larousse, Antoine Maillard, Benedicte Muller, Mayumi Otero, Margaux Othats, Eugene Riousse, Marine Rivoal, Simon Roussin, and Raphael Urwiller will all appear at the Festival. In addition to participating in programming, these artists will have work available at a special Fit to Print table, bringing many rare and unique books and zines unavailable outside of France.

Beauclair, representing the Lagon anthology series, and artists Otero and Urwiller, known together as Icinori, will also be exhibiting at their own adjacent tables. The presence of this group offers an exciting opportunity to discover an entire generation of young French artists making some of the most unique comics and graphic art today.

Israeli artists Rutu Modan and David Polonsky are both known for the excellence of their artwork and for their provocative approach to blending historical and current events into their imaginative works. Modan is known in North America for her graphic novels Exit Wounds and The Property and for her short story collection Jamilti. Polonsky is known in North America as the art director for the animated film Waltz With Bashir, directed by Ari Folman. Both will appear at the Festival and participate in programming. And for the first time, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design spearheaded by Merav Salomon, will be exhibiting at the Festival through the support of the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel and Friends of Bezalel.

Penelope Bagieu is one of France’s most visible young comics authors, redefining and popularizing the online possibilities of “blog comics.” She has already made an impression in North America with her graphic novel Exquisite Corpse, and will appear with First Second Books to debut her new graphic novel, California Dreamin’, about the early life of The Mamas & the Papas vocalist Mama Cass.

Polish comics artist Wojciech Stefaniec has drawn numerous books by other writers including Alveum, Szanowny, and Szelki, and has since then produced several books as an auteur, including Ludzie, którzy nie brudzą sobie rąk and NOIR. His latest book is Come Back to Me Again, a phantasmagoric collaboration with writer Bartosz Sztybor, that will soon be available online in English. He joins us courtesy of Europecomics, and will appear at the Europecomics table.

Others among the many international exhibitors at MoCCA include Keren Katz, visiting from Israel will debut her new book published by Secret Acres, Spanish artist Rosario Villajos, who will appear with Fanfare, and Felipe Muhr, who will represent New Chilean Comics.

Spooky Empire adds two more for Halloween Reunion!

We’ve just added two more cast members to the Rob Zombie Halloween line up!

DAEG FAERCH “Michael Myers” and HANNA HALL “Judith Hall” will be joining us at Spooky Empire April 21-23, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

This is HANNA HALL’S first Spooky Empire appearance. You may also remember her as “Young Jenny” in the film “Forrest Gump”.

This is your chance to meet the cast of HALLOWEEN in person all weekend long at SPOOKY EMPIRE at the Wyndham Orlando Resort April 21-23, 2017.

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available but moving fast! Get ’em while you can.

For more info visit us at www.spookyempire.com

Golden Apple Hosts Ghost Rider Signing at WonderCon 2017

Actor Gabriel Luna (Agents of SHIELD’s Ghost Rider) and writer/artist Felipe Smith (Co-Creator of Robbie Reyes AKA Ghost Rider) sign exclusively at the Golden Apple Comics booth #402 on Sunday April 2nd from 1:00 – 3:00 PM only at WonderCon Anaheim.

Click here to purchase…

Get a rare 1:25 Ghost Rider issue #4 Marvel TV variant signed by Gabriel & Felipe (free autograph)

$25 purchase includes: a comic, line pass & autographs. Other ghost rider items will be for sale at the booth and they will sign those anything purchased at the booth for free. Any items not purchased at the booth will be signed at their own discretion and may be subject to a fee.

Limit: 1 line pass/comic per person. If you buy more than 1, you must have another person with you at the event.

Failure to show up to the booth between 1pm and 2:45pm will result in the comic being signed and you having to pick it up at golden apple. Comics will not be shipped!

This is a pre-order only for people with badges for Wondercon 2017 in Anaheim. This ticket does not get you into the convention, it is only a line for a booth autograph event for Golden Apple.

Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate Joins Planet Comicon 2017

Press Release:

Planet Comicon Kansas City is very excited to announce the SECOND US appearance of Catherine Tate, the fan-favorite Donna Noble on Doctor Who, as well as many other popular roles on shows such as The Office and The Catherine Tate Show. Catherine will be joining Doctor Who alums John Barrowman and Billie Piper and all three will be available for combo photo ops.

SATURDAY and SUNDAY ONLY

Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

Actor and writer, Catherine Tate is well known in the UK and internationally for a diversity of work in television, film and on the stage – in particular, for her own creation, the award winning The Catherine Tate Show.

She made her first appearance in Doctor Who as jilted bride, Donna Noble. She then joined the doctor, played by David Tennant, as his companion for the entire run of Season 4 and for the two-part End of Time specials. More recently, she reprised the role of Donna Noble in three Doctor Who audio dramas alongside David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.

Catherine has appeared on US television screens as Nellie Bertram in The Office, making her entrance at the end of Season 7 and returning for the second half of Season 8 and all of Season 9.

In between filming for Seasons 7 and 8 of The Office, Catherine returned to the UK to play Beatrice opposite David Tennant’s Benedick in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in London’s West End. She has continued to mix theatre, film and television work and most recently took The Catherine Tate Show on a live tour of the UK, playing to 27 cities over 31 nights.

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Previously announced guests include Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Summer Glau (Firefly), Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Jim Beaver (Supernatural), Ric Flair (wrestling legend), and dozens more. Check out the ever-growing media guest roster at www.planetcomicon.com.

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Debuts at Anime Boston 2017

Anime Boston 2017 will host the the English dub premiere of SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE: ORDINAL SCALE before its North American tour. Be one of the first to watch this amazing dub on the big screen before it’s released anywhere! After the screening, AB 2017 guests Cherami Leigh (Asuna), Michelle Ruff (Sinon), and Patrick Seitz (Agil) will take center stage and for a special Q&A session!

About Sword Art Online:
The animated TV series Sword Art Online is based on author Reki Kawahara’s light novel (winner of the 15th Dengeki Novel Award Grand Prize) in which the protagonist Kirito fights to survive in the mysterious next-gen VRMMORPG called “Sword Art Online.” Since the first volume of the novel was published in April 2009, the series has proved extremely popular, with cumulative sales exceeding 12.5 million units in Japan and 19 million worldwide, spawning two TV anime adaptations, video games, comic books, and merchandise.

Story of Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-:
In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba, called NerveGear. It was the first full-dive system, and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs.

In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn’t have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.

Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games

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