October 24, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
NICHELLE NICHOLS (Uhura in Star Trek) has just been addded to the guest list for Florida Supercon 2014 at our “NEW LOCATION” The Miami Beach Convention Center July 3-6, 2014!
Nichelle Nichols is an actress, singer and voice artist, best known for her role as Uhura in Star Trek, a role that she portrayed for over 40 years in the original Star Trek television series, the Star Trek animated series and the Star Trek film series. Prior to her acting career, Nichelle sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. Some of her other notable television, animation and film roles include: Heroes (Nana Dawson), Futurama (as herself in two episodes), Gargoyles: The Animated Series (Diane Maza), Batman: The Animated Series (Thoth-Kopeira), The Simpsons (as herself), Snow Dogs, Truck Turner (opposite Issac Hayes), Lady Magdalene’s, The Torturer, and The Cabonauts (CJ).
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Check out some of the must see events and performances this weekend! We’ll be opening the weekend up with Thee VaudeVillains, Rocky Horror on Friday night, Repo on Saturday night, and don’t forget entertainment by the pool Friday and Saturday night. Have a great time this weekend! Get your advance tickets online today www.spookyempire.com!
Comic Illustrator to Defy Death at Coast City Comicon Nerd Rave
Comedy, music and death-defying escapes await those who attend the annual Coast City Comicon Nerd Rave at Empire.
PORTLAND, ME – 10/18/2013 – Coast City Comicon is proud to announce this year’s all-star lineup for the annual Nerd Rave concert to be held on November 8 at the newly renovated Empire Dine and Dance. The evening’s entertainment will start off light with the comedy stylings of “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ alum Mary Jo Pehl. Local bands Free Steak Dinner, 4 Player Co-op, and Covered in Bees will provide musical entertainment throughout the night as nerds from near and far dance the night away. The true thrill of the evening lies with Sean Von Gorman, a New York-based comic illustrator and death-defying escape artist. Due to the nature of the show, the Nerd Rave is only open to those 18 and older.
Von Gorman has been making a name for himself in the comics industry by taking matters of marketing and publicity into his own hands. In February 2012, Von Gorman chained himself up outside of Forbidden Planet, a comic shop in New York City, until they sold out of his comic “The Secret Adventures of Houdini.” The escape artist has also been known to pull similar publicity stunts at comic conventions all around the country. For the Nerd Rave, Von Gorman has prepared a special stunt that he calls “Breathless.”
“This is the first time I’ve ever done this stunt for an audience, so quit your job, and sell your kids. You’re not going to want to miss this,” says Von Gorman. “If you miss out on this show, you’ll be the outcast of your community.”
“We’re really excited about the entire lineup. Free Steak Dinner, 4 Player Co-op and Covered in Bees are all Portland mainstays and favorites, but their music speaks to the nature of the event, too,” explains Jarrett Melendez, the Coast City Comicon organizer and promoter. “Mary Jo Pehl and Sean Von Gorman are contributing something really special to the event. We’re going to give our attendees a performance unlike anything they’ve ever seen at a comic convention.”
About Coast City Comicon
Coast City Comicon will be held at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel in South Portland this November 9 and 10. The Nerd Rave will be held at Empire at 575 Congress Street in Portland, ME on November 8. Tickets for Coast City Comicon start at $25 — Kids under 12 get in free on Sunday, November 10. The cover for the Nerd Rave is $6.
It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday October 20th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada) located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located off of exit 9A on I-95. It is also close to I-76,I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.
Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age (including college) are admitted free with a current id. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.
It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 5 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.
A costume contest will be held during show hours starting at 230 PM. Categories will be kids 16 and under, adult and groups of 2 or more. We are suggesting a comic book or sci fi theme for each of the three categories but all entrants should feel free to dress as they wish as long as what they wear would be appropriate for an all ages show.
Special guest artists are Bob Petrecca who was worked on various titles for DC Comics including Batman. Sketch card artist Laura Inglis, self publishers Michael Mills and Angela McKendrick round out the guest list.
Any questions about the convention can be sent to email@example.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com. Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.
October 18, 2013 by Brian Pate
Filed under Animation, California, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Convention News, Florida, Georgia, Horror, Michigan, New York, New York Comic Con, Television, Top Stories
Animate Miami and The Walking Dead get documentaries, SDCC gets a convention expansion, Superman gets a 75th anniversary short, and what do you get? A whole lot more in this week’s Scene on the Web.
A sneak peek at the cover of our program…hope you like it! Artwork by the very talented Scott Jackson / Monsterman Graphics!! Only 9 more days…get your advance tickets today at www.spookyempire.com
The official schedule for Ultimate Horror Weekend has been posted! You can also find the convention map and photo op schedule and pricing here.
Tom Hiddleston provides us with an interpretation of Owen Wilson as Loki, the “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise” leaves patrons in shock, Hulk Hogan has a message for the fans at New York Comic Con, and we get a look at the “Cosplay of the DC Multiverse” from Dragon Con.
Reserve your spot in Spooky Empire’s Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament! Play along side the celebrities and help out a good cause at the same time. This year’s proceeds go to the Cancer Support Community on behalf of Peter Criss (KISS). All donations to CSC go directly to individuals in the need in the form of support, education and hope. You can register for the tournament online at www.spookyempire.com Only a $60 donation to buy in! Tournament will be held on Saturday the 26th at 10:30PM!
Get your costumes ready! We want to see some really creative stuff this year! There’s $1,000 in cash on the line, and some pretty amazing custom Dean guitars to give away. You’ll be judged by some of the top special fx and make up artists in the business…so it’s time to step up your game and show them your best cosplay. Registration takes place all day Sunday, costume contest starts at 4pm! For more info and advance tickets visitwww.spookyempire.com