Spooky Empire Reschedules convention for December!

spooky_decemberAfter many conversations with the convention center, hotels, agents and staff it looks like we have secured dates to reschedule Spooky Empire!

So please join us for a special Spooky Empire convention this December 2-4, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. 

We are working very hard on getting the guest list together and should have some announcements this week. We are working hard on booking some of the guests that were to attend last weekend.

Anyone that has purchased advanced tickets for the October Spooky Empire, we are giving you two options…your tickets will be accepted at either the December rescheduled event OR the April convention (April 21-23, 2017) For general admission ticket holders, there is no notice necessary and tickets do not need to be re-issued, just bring your existing ticket with you to one of the two events.

If you are a VIP package holder, please contact us to let us know which event you’ll be using your VIP package for.
(Emails will be going out to all ticket holders within the next 24 hours)

Due to the rescheduling of this event, tickets are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to use your tickets for either of the two events, these tickets are transferable. They may be sold or given to someone that can use them.

EXHIBITORS AND TATTOO ARTISTS: Your booth space will be available to you for either December OR April. However, we do need to know ASAP so that we can plan the space accordingly for each show. Emails are going out to all of you as well.

For everyone that has supported Spooky Empire over the last week, you will not be forgotten!! Everyone that contributed will be a part of this event in one way or another. Your generous contributions will go towards the expenses associated with making this rescheduled event happen. We are forever grateful and humbled by everyone’s support, patience, dedication and generosity. This is truly a family! The thought of possibly having to close Spooky Empire for good was the worst possible outcome for us, and all of your support this past week made us realize we have to do whatever we can to keep moving forward!

Stay tuned for updates!

http://www.spookyempire.com

Thanks so much!

ToyConNJ 6 Takes Place This November 2016

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LINK: WonderCon Anaheim Announces First Wave of 2017 Special Guests

October 17, 2016 by  
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WonderCon Anaheim has announced their first wave for 2017 including Mark Waid and Hope Larson.

Steel City Con Adds Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones from Ash Vs Evil Dead

Via Steel City Con:

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DANA DeLORENZO – JUST ANNOUNCED!

The Steel City Comic Con is very pleased to announce that actress and former radio personality and producer, Dana DeLorenzo will be attending the upcoming show! She currently stars as Kelly Maxwell in Ash vs Evil Dead. Dana will be joining Ray Santiago and Jill Marie Jones for an amazing reunion of 3 main cast members of Ash vs, Evil Dead TV series!

ticket availability at www.steelcitycon.com

Dana DeLorenzo will be available for signings and professional photo ops. Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

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JILL MARIE JONES – JUST ANNOUNCED!

The Steel City Comic Con is pleased to announce that Jill Marie Jones will be attending the upcoming Steel City Comic Con!
Jones is best known for her role as Antoinette “Toni” Childs-Garrett on the UPN comedy series, Girlfriends (2000-2006). Jones later has appeared in a number of films, and had the recurring role as Cynthia Irving on the Fox supernatural series, Sleepy Hollow. From 2015 to 2016, she starred as Amanda Fisher in the Starz horror-comedy series, Ash vs Evil Dead.

ticket availability at www.steelcitycon.com

Jill Marie Jones will be available for signings and professional photo ops. Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

 

LINK: Meet the Evil Genius Behind New York Comic Con

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Entrepreneur interviews Lance Fensterman, creator of NYCC and senior global VP of ReedPOP.

Marvel Comics Schedule at NYCC 2016

Marvel Comics is live at New York Comic Con 2016! Join them right here at Marvel’s online destination for the latest con coverage, news, galleries, schedules, panels, live events and so much more! Panel and booth signing schedule has been announced, including opportunities to meet the casts of Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. plus the upcoming Legion and Iron Fist; see below for details.

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Image Comics Schedule at NYCC 2016

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Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to return to the big apple this year for New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer back to this post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* SDCC VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1444):
* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

  • CANNIBAL #1 by Brian Buccellato, Jennifer Young & Matias Bergara, $10
  • MOONSHINE #1 by Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso, $10
  • REBORN #1 by Mark Millar & Greg Capullo, $10

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES:

  • TOKYO GHOST, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Sean Gordon Murphy, $35
  • MONSTRESS, VOL. 1 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, $40

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Comics In #YourImage: Adventure
10/6/2016 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, in 1A21

Charles Soule (CURSE WORDS), Greg Rucka (BLACK MAGICK), Simon Spurrier (CRY HAVOC), Caspar Wijngaard (LIMBO), and Joe Harris & Martin Morazzo (SNOWFALL) are ready and willing to break down how they create perfect comic book adventures, versatile heroes, and chilling villains in complex stories that demand a lot from the reader, but have a huge payoff.

Comics In #YourImage: Character
10/7/2016 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, in Room 1A24

A high concept for a comic is a great invitation, but great characters are what make you want to stay with the book. Characters that you empathize with or are cooler than cool are captivating. Sana Takeda (MONSTRESS), Steven T. Seagle (CAMP MIDNIGHT), Rod Reis (HADRIAN’S WALL), Donny Cates (TBA), and Jason Hurley & Jeremy Haun (THE BEAUTY) are going to dig deep into characters, and how it’s not as easy as a cool outfit and a snappy name.

Comics In #YourImage: Storytelling
10/8/2016 at 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, in 1A21

You can’t judge a comic solely based on what happens to the characters in it. You have to look at how things happen, what the story looks like, and a bunch of other little tiny things that make comics one of the most vibrant storytelling mediums around. Karen Berger (SURGEON X), Gabriel Hardman (INVISIBLE REPUBLIC), Declan Shalvey (INJECTION), Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), and Bryan Hill (ROMULUS) are some of the best storytellers in the business. In addition, check out an EXCLUSIVE preview of the upcoming OFFICER DOWNE film at the end of the panel, based on the graphic novel by Joe Casey & Chris Burnham!

Comics In #YourImage: Spectacle
10/9/2016 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, in 1A24

What is it that excites you about comics, that makes Wednesday the best day of the week? Whether it’s the idea of seeing a new world through someone else’s eyes or getting a look at reality from another angle, we’ve got you covered. Our panelists, including Jim Zub & Djibril Morissette-Phan (GLITTERBOMB), Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, & Babs Tarr (MOTORCRUSH), Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), and Andrew MacLean(HEADLOPPER) know what you want and aim to please.

SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1444):
*wristbands will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
12 – 12:45 PM, Alex de Campi & Carla Speed McNeil
12 – 12:45 PM, Joshua Williamson
1 – 1:45 PM, Declan Shalvey
1 – 1:45 PM, Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart & Babs Tarr* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
2 – 2:45 PM, Greg Rucka* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
2 – 2:45 PM, Brandon Thomas
3 – 3:45 PM, Bob Fingerman
3 – 3:45 PM, Brian Schirmer
3 – 3:45 PM, Shawn Martinbrough
4 – 4:45 PM, Brian Buccellato
4 – 4:45 PM, Giuseppe Camuncoli
5 – 5:45 PM, Jim Zub & Djibril Morissette-Phan

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
10 – 10:45 AM, Scott Snyder* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
10 – 10:45 AM, Tim Seeley
11 – 11:45 AM, Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
11 – 11:45 AM, Joe Harris & Martin Morazzo
12 – 12:45 PM, Meredith McClaren
12 – 12:45 PM, Shane Davis
1 – 1:45 PM, Joshua Williamson
2 – 2:45 PM, Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw
2 – 2:45 PM, Brandon Thomas
3 – 3:45 PM, Kieron Gillen* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
3 – 3:45 PM, Giuseppe Camuncoli
4 – 4:45 PM, Emi Lenox
4 – 4:45 PM, Brian Wood & Garry Brown
5 – 5:45 PM, Jeremy Haun & Jason Hurley
5 – 5:45 PM, Gerry Duggan & Phil Noto
6 – 6:45 PM, Andrew MacLean

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
10 – 10:45 AM, Dustin Nguyen* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
11 – 11:45 AM, Wes Craig
11 – 11:45 AM, Shawn Martinbrough
12 – 12:45 PM, Brian Azzarello* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
12 – 12:45 PM, Giuseppe Camuncoli
1 – 1:45 PM, Greg Capullo* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
1 – 1:45 PM, Brandon Thomas
2 – 2:45 PM, Robert Kirkman* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
2 – 2:45 PM, Greg Rucka* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
3 – 3:45 PM, Jason Latour* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
4 – 4:45 PM, Brian Azzarello* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
4 – 4:45 PM, Paul Azaceta
5 – 5:45 PM, Jerome Opeña* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
6 – 6:45 PM, Andy Belanger

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
10 – 10:45 AM, Scott Snyder* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
11 – 11:45 AM, Caspar Wijngaard
11 – 11:45 AM, Stefano Gaudiano & Cliff Rathburn
1 – 1:45 PM, Leandro Fernandez
2 – 2:45 PM, Paul Azaceta

IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

Albuquerque, Rafael: BB11
Balboni, Claudia: S6
Bechko, Corinna: Q9
Belanger, Andy: BB12
Blake II, Nelson: Q14
Brown, Garry: R4
Buccelleto, Brian: CC2
Burnham, Chris: F2
Camuncoli, Giuseppe: AA4
Cho, Frank: AA11
Craig, Wes: X6
Davis, Shane: B10
De Campi, Alex: B6
Delecki, Michelle: AA5
Dodson, Terry: D18
Dos Santos, Mark: V7
Eisma, Joe: X7
Fiumara, Max: BB3
Fletcher, Brenden: W16
Fowler, Tom: Q8
Giarrusso, Chris: D5
Glapion, Jonathan: G3
Goodhart, Isaac: Q15
Gorham, Adam: Q3
Hardman, Gabriel: Q9
Harren, James: R4
Harris, Joe: V18
Haun, Jeremy: Q1
Hawkins, Matt: Q15
Hill, Bryan: Q14
Huang, Edwin: S3
Jordan, Justin: N8
Katzenstein, Jason Adam: BB13
Kesgin, Sumeyye: Z17
Kyriazis, Ilias: H2
Larsen, Erik: Q18
Liu, Marjorie: K2
MacLean, Andrew: T4
Mahfood, Jim: O12
McClaren, Meredith: A3A
McNeil, Carla Speed: B6
Montclare, Brandon: H11
Moreci, Michael: X5
Morissette-Phan, Djibril: S5
Murphy, Sean Gordon: E1
Nguyen, Dustin: F9
Opeña, Jerome: L2
Orlando, Steve: K17
Ottley, Ryan: T10
Panosian, Dan: E13
Randolph, Khary: J18
Rathburn, Cliff: T11
Reeder, Amy: H10
Reis, Rod: R2
Rossmo, Riley: R5
Rucka, Greg: A1
Ryan Browne: X2
Scalera, Matteo: E3
Schirmer, Brian: S6
Seagle, Steven T.: BB13
Seeley, Tim: X1
Sejic, Linda: Q16
Sejic, Stjepan: Q17
Shalvey, Declan: K10
Shaw, Geoff: R5
Sienkiewicz, Bill: O10
Snyder, Scott: CC20
Soule, Charles: X3
Spencer, Nick: R1
Takeda, Sana: K2
Tarr, Babs: W17
Templesmith, Ben: N9
Van Lente, Fred: W12
Wijngaard, Caspar: H3
Williamson, Joshua: CC3
Wimberly, Ronald: O3
Zub, Jim: S4

NYCC AFTERPARTY: Image Comics and Sonicboombox team up for a night of wizards, bowling, and mingling

You’re invited to join the fun on Friday night at Bowlmor Times Square 

Image Comics, Midtown Comics and Sonicboombox are re-teaming for a special NYCC After Party to be held at Bowlmor Times Square (222 W. 44th Street). A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Must be 21+ to attend. The fun begins at 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. in the Art Deco room (4th floor) 12 lanes of free bowling (first come, first served) Admission: $15 in advance, get tickets here.

Come join Charles Soule, Greg Rucka, Jason Latour, Wes Craig, Alex de Campi, Declan Shalvey, Amy Reeder, Tim Seeley, and more of your favorite Image creators for specialty drinks, complimentary bowling all night long, photobooth shenanigans, mingling, and enjoy a live music performance, Q&A, giveaway, and raffle from Charles Soule and his Wizard Band in celebration of the forthcoming launch of CURSE WORDS.

– See more at: https://imagecomics.com/content/view/image-comics-at-new-york-comic-con#sthash.zA4rDrPh.dpuf

Living Dead Weekend 2016 Celebrates Film Origins of the Zombie

October 5, 2016 by  
Filed under Convention News, Horror, Pennsylvania

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LIVING DEAD WEEKEND CELEBRATES FILM ORIGINS OF THE ZOMBIE

Evans City, September 30, 2016: Evans City, PA, the home of the modern zombie in pop-culture will host the annual Living Dead Weekend on October 14, 15 and 16. This title is given to this Pennsylvania bureau because of it’s ties to the 1968 classic film, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Evans City served as the filming location of the infamous George A. Romero’s debut feature film about a night where the recently dead have returned to life and upset the human way of life. Now 48 years old, the film has had immeasurable influence on pop-culture and has given the world a new monster archetype.

This annual event has grown considerably and has become Evans City’s largest local festival. This event will feature a full weekend of events including movie screenings in the nearby Strand Theater, over 30 celebrities from the Romero films signing autographs, seminars and discussion panels, makeup and special FX booths, and over 100 vendors of art, crafts, food, exhibits, entertainers, Halloween merchandise, zombie goods, souvenirs and apparel. Also back for its third outing within the weekend is the Sunday afternoon Pet Walk of the Living Dead, a family friendly pet and owner costumed parade around EDCO Park which includes various local pet vendors all day this year.

A highlight of this year’s Weekend is a community effort to raise funds to save EDCO Park’s swimming Pool. GHOULS FOR THE POOL is Evans’s City’s answer to the popular Scarecrow Invasion- an interactive art exhibit to fill the park with fan-made zombie scarecrows. Participants will build and design a scarecrow to decorate and add ambiance to the park for Halloween. For only $5, the core essentials are supplied and park visitors throughout the weekend will use their ideas and artistic vision to build a zombie scarecrow and plant it in the park. The goal is to fill the back yard of the park with 1000 unique zombies. For every zombie scarecrow that joins the horde, the park gets $5.00.

Everyone is invited to celebrate all things zombies and especially the film that started it all, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, where it all began, Evans City, PA. Visitors from all around the world, as far as New Zealand are expected this year. Admission is FREE, with some activities having individual ticket costs. Additional details can be found at the website www.TheLivingDeadWeekend.com

“The way Evans City has embraced its own role as a focal point of film making history, and the warmth of the community to all its many visitors has made this a truly special event,” says, Jim Krut, actor from DAWN OF THE DEAD, “As the event continues to grow, the town will continue to find itself seen through the eyes of visitors from across the country and the world.”

The Living Dead Museum is a museum and gift shop celebrating Zombies in Pop-Culture. Located in the town center of Evans City, PA, location of the original film, George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the themed attraction takes fans through a visual history of zombies in cinema and pop-culture. Displays of props and memorabilia are woven into a presentation featuring interactive experiences, and zombie gift shopping. For more information, visit www.livingdeadmuseum.com and www.TheLivingDeadWeekend.com .

DC Entertainment Announces Signing Schedule at NYCC 2016

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New York Comic Con (NYCC) is always one of the best ways for fans to meet the talented list of writers and artists behind DC and Vertigo’s most popular stories for meet-and-greets and signings.

This year’s booth (South Concourse, Booth #4002) will feature some of the fans’ favorite REBIRTH talent including Tom King and David Finch (BATMAN), Steve Orlando (SUPERGIRL), Christopher Priest (DEATHSTROKE) and DC Publisher Jim Lee (SUICIDE SQUAD), among many, many others. Already a smash hit with comic book die-hards and novices alike, the curator of DC’s Young Animal imprint, Gerard Way, will be signing copies of DOOM PATROL with artist Nick Derington.

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Amazon Princess just a few weeks after NYCC on Oct. 21, a number of past and present Wonder Woman talent will be on-hand for signings including, WONDER WOMAN Writer Greg Rucka, WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON Writer and Artist Jill Thompson, as well as legendary Wonder Woman Artist José Luis García-López.

Highlights from this year’s signing schedule include:

Thursday, October 6th
11am-12:00pm: Brenden Fletcher
11:30am-12:30pm: Amy Chu, Clay Mann
12:30-1:30pm: Marc Andreyko, Cat Staggs
1:30-2:30pm: Jill Thompson
3:00-4:00pm: Peter Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
3:30-4:30pm: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
4-5:00pm: Joshua Williamson, Ed Benes
4:30-5:30pm: Scott Snyder*, Rafael Albuquerque*
5 -6pm: Shea Fontana
5:30-6:30pm: Jim Lee*, Alex Sinclair
6-7:00pm: Steve Orlando, Phil Jimenez

Friday, October 7th
10:30-11am: José Luis García-López, Paul Levitz
11:am-12pm: Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson
11:30am-12:30pm: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Yanick Paquette
2-3pm: Tom King*, David Finch*
3-4pm: Christopher Priest, Paolo Pantalena
4-5pm: Greg Rucka
4:30-5:30pm: Jim Lee*, Alex Sinclair
5:30-6:30pm: Scott Snyder*, John Romita, Jr.*

Saturday, October 8th
11am-12pm: Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Yanick Paquette
12:30-1:30pm: Steve Orlando, Clay Mann
12pm: Christopher Priest, Paolo Pantalena
3-4pm: Gerard Way*, Nick Derington, Marley Zarcone
3:30-4:30pm: Shea Fontana
4:30-5:30pm: Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson
5:30-6:30pm: Scott Snyder*, Greg Capullo*

Sunday, October 9th
10:30-11:30am: Brenden Fletcher, Lee Weeks
11-12:00pm: Shea Fontana
1-2pm: Tom King*, David Finch*
2-3pm: Greg Rucka
3:30-4:30pm: José Luis García-López
4-5pm: Jill Thompson

Download the new DC All Access mobile app for a complete list of panels and talent signings, behind-the-scenes coverage and in-depth interviews directly from DC’s web series, “DC All Access.” The app is available for free at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

LINK: SDCC Attendee Preregistration Will Now Be Known as Comic-Con Returning Registration

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Returning registration for SDCC 2017 will occur sometime in early 2017.

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