Wizard World Acquires Pittsburgh Comicon

Wizard World Pittsburgh Comicon

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Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh Added To Largest Pop Culture Convention Schedule, September 11-13, 2015

Company Acquires Event at David L. Lawrence Convention Center from Founder Renee George; 25 Shows Now On 2015 Calendar

PITTSBURGH, January 20, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh to its 2015 schedule, bringing the current number of events during the year to 25. Wizard World acquired the event, set for September 11-13 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, an SMG managed facility, from founder and longtime owner Renee George.

Celebrity and comics creator guests and other details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are excited to have acquired the long-standing and popular Pittsburgh Comicon from Renee,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “We are excited to inject the Wizard World flavor in the Pittsburgh market, a city we’ve been wanting to expand to for many years. We are looking forward to seeing all our fans in September!”

“I am pleased that Wizard World will be able to continue the two-decade tradition of our show,” said George. “It’s a great opportunity for all of our loyal attendees in the area to take part in an even bigger event with more of what they have enjoyed for many years.”

“You will see the Pittsburgh Comicon Staff at the David Lawrence Center bringing our family friendly atmosphere to downtown Pittsburgh,” added George. “Our family and friends will continue to run the charity events, including Charity Quick Sketch & the Make-A-Wish Auction. All current contracts between the Pittsburgh Comicon & exhibitors or artists will be honored at this show. The Pittsburgh fans have been asking for bigger and better media guests and Wizard World will be able to provide that for them.”

With the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, the largest-ever schedule of pop culture conventions will include at least 11 new events in 10 new venues. Longstanding events in Philadelphia and Chicago are among the 14 returning shows from last year.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh show hours are Friday, Sept. 11, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor.

For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, visit http://wizd.me/PittsburghPR.

About Wizard World

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).

Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.

Long Beach Comic Expo and Con Announce Partnership with GeekFest Film Fests

Geekfest

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LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO & LONG BEACH COMIC CON ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH GEEKFEST FILM FESTS

LBCE ADDS MORE GUESTS FOR 2015

January 14, 2015, Long Beach CA) Long Beach Comic Expo and Long Beach Comic Con will partner with GeekFest Film Fests in 2015 to become the exclusive Los Angeles area venue to host the full slate of programming for the world’s 1st traveling film fest of “geek” films. The partnership will begin at next year’s Long Beach Comics Expo, which will be held February 28, 2015 & March 1, 2015 at Long Beach Convention Center.

“We’re excited to bring the full slate of GeekFest Film Fest films exclusively to the Los Angeles area at Long Beach Comic Expo and Con,” said Bill Ostroff,  GeekFest Film Fests creator. “We’ve personally seen amazing growth in the con and its commitment to indie artists of all types. These shows have a great venue, room for growth and a forward thinking vision. We can’t wait to celebrate these indie geek genre films with this passionate audience.”

The GeekFest Film Fest at LBCE will culminate in a ‘best of’ screening voted by the audiences, followed by an award ceremony and a cash award of over $2,500 for the top film. GeekFest will be also exhibit on the convention floor, where fans can meet directors, actors, producers and chat with filmmakers one-on-one, pick up swag, and get info on upcoming GeekFest events around the country.

GeekFest Film Fests at Long Beach Comic Expo will include:

  • The award-winning feature film Post Human Project

  • The award-winning gaming documentary Good Game

  • The short films Valiant starring Camden Toy, The Visitant starring Doug Jones and Amy Smart, and the multi-award-winning short film, Far

  • Fan films like Star Wars: The Holo Experience, Red Shirts and Kirk vs Picard

  • Horror films Carolina Parakeet, Deal Travis In and Vivienne Again

  • Web series Progress the Series, Timekeeper and Caper Series, Executive Produced produced by Felicia Day

“We look forward to hosting GeekFest Film Fests at Long Beach in the coming years,” said Martha Donato, Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Con & Expo. “The diverse slate of genre films is a great fit for our fans.”

In addition to GeekFest Film Fest, Long Beach Comic Expo will host creator spotlights, an array of cosplay panels, #makecomics programming and more.  Announced guests for the Expo include writers Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN), Ken Kristiansen (THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH), Bob Layton (IRON MAN), Brian Wood (THE MASSIVE; DMZ), novelist Cecil Castellucci (TIN STAR), artist Gary Brown (THE MASSIVE), Bernard Chang (GREEN LANTERN), Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson (HARLEY QUINN), and JonBoy Meyers (SPAWN) animation writer and producer Greg Weisman (STAR WARS REBELS; YOUNG JUSTICE) and Cosplay favorites LeeAnna Vamp and Nicole Marie Jean.

Follow Long Beach Comic Expo on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information

You can join GeekFest on Facebook and Twitter and visit their website GeekFest Film Fests

Facebook.com/GeekFestLA and on Twitter.com/rugeekie

 

About GeekFest Film Fests

GeekFest Film Fests is the world’s 1st traveling film fest, exhibiting the best geek content in indie science fiction, fantasy, action, horror, pop culture, gaming, fan films and more. Categories include features, shorts, web series, fan films, fan created trailers, parody music videos and more screening the best to audiences around the United States at pop culture conventions.

About Long Beach Comic Expo

Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.

James O’Barr, Creator Of The Crow, To Attend Steel City Con in April 2015

James O'Barr

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James O’Barr, Creator Of The Crow, To Attend Steel City Con!

The Steel City Con is proud to announce this very special and rare appearance of James O’Barr.

James is American graphic artist, best known as the creator of the comic book series THE CROW. The Crow was eventually adapted to the very popular and iconic film. James recently acknowledged that he is helping write the script for the new reboot of The Crow, along with screenwriter Cliff Dorfman..

James O’Barr will be available for signings and photo ops the weekend of the show. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. Please go to http://www.steelcitycon.com for all the details.

Power Rangers Reunion Planned for Inaugural Great Philadelphia Comic Con in 2015

GPCC Rangers

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IT’S MORPHIN’ TIME AT THE GREAT PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON: POWER RANGER REUNION PLANNED FOR APRIL 3-5TH SHOW!

Austin St. John, first leader of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers; Walter Jones, the first Black Ranger; David Yost, the First Blue Ranger, David Fielding, aka Zordon – founder of the Rangers, Kerrigan Mahan and Barbara Goodson – villains Gordon and Rita Repulsa respectively, will be making their first group show appearance in Pennsylvania at the inaugural Great Philadelphia Comic Con.

JANUARY 13,2015, DELAWARE VALLEY, PA- The Great Philadelphia Comic Con (GPCC) arrives on April 3-5th, 2015. The GPCC is the largest independent comic & pop culture convention in eastern Pennsylvania and is being hosted by the same organization which has run The Great Allentown Comic Con for the past 5 years to much fan enjoyment.

The show welcomes Austin St. John (Jason Lee Scott on the popular Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series). He starred in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for 79 episodes from 1993-94, ending with the episode “Opposites Attract” (though Jason continued to be featured via body doubles, voice doubles, and stock footage before being written off in “The Power Transfer”). However, since that time he has spent his time as an EMT both in Afghanistan and in Washington, DC. After a multi year absence from the convention circuit Austin is f1nally attending conventions and meeting with Power Rangers fans; He has literally gone from TV superhero to real world hero.

Fellow Power Ranger alumni joining him will include:

Walter Jones (Zack Taylor on the popular Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) who starred in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for 82 episodes from 1993-94,ending with the episode “Zedd’s Monster Mash”. Since that time he has had success as a world champion salsa dancer,and represented the United States in the 1992 Olympic Closing Ceremonies.

David Yost (Billy Cranston on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) who completed over 200 episodes of the series and starred in the feature film Power Rangers: the Movie will be joining as well.

Karan Ashley (Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Ranger in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) replacing the late ThuyTrang (Trini Kwan). Staying on for two years, Ashley left the show in 1996.

David J. Fielding (Zordon,the founding creator in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) A writer and an actor, he originated the role of Zordon on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers television series, with his pre-f1lmed scenes being used for some years.

Barbara Goodson (Rita Repulsa,the primary villainess in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series and films) In addition to her iconic role as the main villain Barbara is best known mostly for her versatility in voicing original and dubbed cartoons, with over 100 anime or cartoon characters to her credit.

Kerrigan Mahan (Goldar, the primary henchman under the command of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) His most famous and sustaining role to date was the ever popular and fearsome, original evil space alien, Goldar, however he was also one of the pioneers of the resurgence of anime in the mid-80s,voicing numerous key roles in popular films and shows at the time.

Other talents highly regarded in the Pop Culture realm making an appearance include popular comic book artists such as Mark Morales, JK Woodward, Mark McKenna and Ande Parks to name a few. In addition, multiple actors from popular shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer,Angel, Arrow,The Walking Dead, Agents of Shield,Star Trek, and more to be announced!

Making a fun debut will be an exclusive trading card set,to be collected during the show. The cards will be available at various tables throughout the showroom, highlighting guests appearing at the show from Artists to Celebrities, and fans will be encouraged to collect the set throughout the weekend. As always we encourage families to bring their children,who have free admission (12 and under) and all participants in the Children’s Cosplay event are guaranteed a prize!

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! thanks Galactic Productions LLC for the assistance in providing all the Power Ranger related Guests appearing at the show.

Details on the Show- April 3-5th,2015:

Location:
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave. Oaks PA

Hours:
Friday 4PM -9PM Saturday 1OAM-7PM Sunday 1OAM- 5PM

Admission Cost:
3-Day Weekend Passes are: $40.00 before February 9,2015. February 9, 2015 passes will be $49.95 online and $55 at the door. VIP and Special Access Passes are available, as well as single day admissions, please visit our website for cost and details.

FREE for children 12 years-old and under accompanied with an adult; 20% discount to all who arrive in costume! There will also be costume contests for all ages, with judges to be announced soon!

For additional information (or for interview requests,sample images, etc), contact Showrunner Christopher Wertz or visit www.philadelphiacomiccon.com.

About The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!- The Largest Independent Pop-Culture Comic Convention in North-East Pennsylvania comes to the Philadelphia Areal Great Conventions LLC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. Founded in 2010 with The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) we are pleased to bring our unique brand of show to fans. Our show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and events where they can come express themselves -be they fans of Comics, Movies, TY, Anime,Gaming, Cosplay or more.

ReedPop and Emerald City Comicon Announce Partnership

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ReedPOP And Emerald City Comicon Join Forces To Produce The ‘Premier Comic Book And Pop Culture Convention In The Pacific Northwest’

Emerald City Comicon Joins the ReedPOP Family as ReedPOP Continues Rapid Growth as #1 Producer of Comic Conventions Across the Globe

ECCC ReedPopNORWALK, CT — January 13, 2015 – ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, is adding another show to its portfolio with the Emerald City Comicon (ECCC). Today, the company announces that the ‘premiere comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest’ has joined its family of leading experiential fan events. The partnership will take effect for the eagerly anticipated 2015 event taking place March 27-29 in downtown Seattle, Washington.

ECCC, known for being a fan-oriented and comics-focused show, was founded in 2003 by local comics retailer Jim Demonakos and opened to 2,500 fans its first year. Since then, attendance has grown steadily reaching a record 70,000 in 2014 and an expected 80,000 in 2015, with 3-Day already sold out! With new comic and celebrity guests each year, ECCC stands out in the industry as providing a unique experience with heart for fans of all ages. Additionally, ECCC has created a charity art book each year since 2009 – Monsters & Dames – that has raised over $75,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Demonakos had this to say about the partnership, “We are huge fans of what ReedPOP is doing across the globe in this pop culture space and the ECCC team is excited to have them help us elevate the fan experience at our event. We are also very much looking forward to bringing the ECCC brand of fan-focused events to help ReedPOP amplify their conventions even further.”

Since ReedPOP’s first event in 2006, the sold-out New York Comic Con, the group has sought to produce exceptional experiences for passionate audiences and grow the industries surrounding these passions, and this philosophy has led to burgeoning attendance, the support of major creators and publishers and partnerships with leading entertainment brands including Lucasfilm (Star Wars Celebration), UFC (UFC Fan Expo) and Penny Arcade (PAX).

In recent years, ReedPOP has turned its attention internationally, recognizing pop culture audiences emerging throughout the world, where it has produced once-in-a-lifetime experiences for these new fans and connected exhibitors to these hungry, unexplored markets. ReedPOP’s previous global events have been set in London, Germany and Singapore, and the company planted its biggest global flag to date last year in Australia, creating an Australian team to launch PAX Australia and partner with the Oz Comic-Con series of events. ReedPOP’s efforts in India were recently announced through a partnership with Comic Con India — with events in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The company also added Paris Comic Con into its fold as announced at New York Comic Con.

“The addition of ECCC to the ReedPOP family is a huge win and we couldn’t be more excited to see how we can make each other better,” said Lance Fensterman, ReedPOP’s Global Senior Vice President. “The ECCC team is tremendous and have put together an amazing show. I know there are things we can introduce to the mix and look even more forward to what the ECCC team can bring to all our events around the globe.”

For more information on this year’s Emerald City Comicon please visit www.emeraldcitycomicon.com.

About ReedPOP:

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organising events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia.  (www.reedpop.com)

ABOUT ECCC:

Built on a fan-first mentality, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) has established itself as one of North America’s largest and most respected shows of its kind. Since 2003, ECCC has continued to cement its reputation in both national and international circles in the industry as the show to be at to kick off the convention season.

Shock Pop Comiccon introduces HUGE Cosplay contest

SPCC Cosplay

Get ready for a new era in cosplay South Florida!

Shock Pop Comiccon presents to you the most prestigious, competitive, and professional cosplay event to ever take place in South Florida. Shock Pop Comiccon proudly presents, the South Florida Cosplay Championships. Featuring the largest payout for a cosplay event EVER in the history of South Florida conventions. With up to over $4,000 more in payout than any other event in South Florida. Honoring our tradition to do everything bigger and better than you have ever seen before in South Florida, let’s go ahead and tell you what this event is all about.

First off, the unique part about this event is, the prizing is tiered. Meaning, the more people who participate, the more we pay out. We start at a base payout for the first 100 participants, and raise the payout for every 99 people who join the event. Capping the increase at 600 participants. So tell all your friends about this, because the more people who show, the more money you make!

The cosplay event will take place on Saturday February 14th, and will consist of a pre judging estimated to take 3 hours, and main competitions which we are slating for 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be two separate sets of judges, one for the pre judging, and one for the main competition. We will be listing the judges shortly, as well as the times, we strongly suggest you register and get your admission now, we don’t expect spots for this to last very long.
In order to register for this event, you must
1) Purchase a Weekend pass or Saturday Admission
2) Fill out pre registration form, and send it to shockpopcosplay@gmail.com . The Form is available on our website.
3) Select free cosplay ticket on Eventbrite ticket registration page.

Also we can now announce that immediately following the cosplay event will be a live performance from V Is For Villains.

Categories we will be paying out for are

South Florida Cosplay Champion (Our Best in Show)
Comic Book Cosplay
Movie and T.V. Cosplay (Includes Horror)
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay
Video Games Cosplay
Group (Max 8 People)
Juniors (8-14 years old)
Rising Star

A couple quick notes!
We do not distinguish competitors based on skill level.
Newer cosplayers are welcome and encouraged. We have a Rising Star category which recognizes skilled cosplayers who are just beginning, and have the makings of becoming future Cosplay Champions.

So now, let’s get to the fun part!

Payout for 0-199 participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $800
Comic Book Cosplay $100
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $100
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $100
Video Games Cosplay $100
Group $100
Juniors (8-14 years old) $100
Rising Star $100

Payout for 200-299 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1300
Comic Book Cosplay $170
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $170
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $170
Video Games Cosplay $170
Group $170
Juniors (8-14 years old) $170
Rising Star $170

Payout for 300-399 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1800
Comic Book Cosplay $240
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $240
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $240
Video Games Cosplay $240
Group $240
Juniors (8-14 years old) $240
Rising Star $240

Payout for 400-499 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2300
Comic Book Cosplay $310
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $310
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $310
Video Games Cosplay $310
Group $310
Juniors (8-14 years old) $310
Rising Star $310

Payout for 500 to 599

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2800
Comic Book Cosplay $385
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $385
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $385
Video Games Cosplay $385
Group $385
Juniors (8-14 years old) $385
Rising Star $385

Payout for 600 or More Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $3300
Comic Book Cosplay $460
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $460
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $460
Video Games Cosplay $460
Group $460
Juniors (8-14 years old) $460
Rising Star $460

Roy Thomas Guest of Honor for Connecticut ComiCONN 2015

Roy Thomas

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Connecticut ComiCONN is thrilled to announce that our 2015 “Guest of Honor” is the one and only, legendary comic creator – ROY THOMAS
Roy Thomas was the FIRST Editor-in-Chief at Marvel after Stan Lee stepped down from the position. Roy is a longtime comic book writer and editor. Thomas has written comics for Archie, Charlton, DC, Heroic Publishing, Marvel, and Topps over the years. Thomas currently edits the fanzine Alter Ego for Twomorrows Publishing. He was Editor for Marvel comics from 1972-1974. He wrote for several titles at Marvel, such as Avengers, Thor, Invaders, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and notably Conan the Barbarian.
It was also Roy Thomas who recognized the writings of one Dennis “Denny” O’ Neil (who would one day become Editor for DC/creator of Arkham Asylum/ Ra’s al Ghul/John Stewart) from a newspaper article Thomas had read. Roy reached out to O’ Neil and got him to pencil a script-test for The Fantastic Four. Shortly after Thomas showed the script to Stan Lee, who promptly hired O’Neil.
Roy helped create dozens of hugely popular characters including the following:
3-D Man, All Star Squadron, Banshee, Brother VooDoo, Conan, Doc Samson, Ghost Rider, Hyperion, Iron Fist, Living Monolith, Morbius, Ms. Marvel, Nova, Red Sonja, Spitfire, Sunfire, Tiger Shark, Ultron, Union Jack and The Vision are just a small sampling of the popular characters Roy added to both the DC and Marvel universes.
Fans who line up to see the latest Marvel Studios Avengers film, “The Age of Ultron” can thank Roy for creating two of the major characters in this big screen spectacular – the mysterious Vision and the diabolical Ultron!
So please join us as we welcome “Rascally” Roy Thomas as he makes a rare con appearance on Friday and Saturday only at our 6th annual Connecticut ComiCONN at the fabulous Mohegan Sun Convention Center on August 14 –16th, 2015 in Uncasville, CT.
#Connecticut #ComiCONN #Marvel

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns in January 2015 with Darren Auck and Paris Cullins

Darren Auck

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It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday January 18th. 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 from 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.

Special guest artists this show are DC and Marvel Comics artists Darren Auck and Paris Cullins. Also setup will be web comic creator Bob Gerkin. Darren is also an instructor at the Joe Kubert School for Comic Art. Darren will be available all day for sketches and to also give advice to potential artists looking for a review of their work. Paris is now working on “WWE Superstars” written by ex-wrestler and fan favorite Mick Foley. Paris will be available all during show hours too for sketches and signatures.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to derekwoywood@gmail.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.com/PhiladelphiaComicCon.

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show is this Sunday!

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

Volusia County Fairgrounds

Sunday, Jan. 11th, 2015   10am to 5pm

6th ANNUAL SHOW – THIS SUNDAY!
Peruse 125+ tables full of cool Comics, 
Collectibles, and other Pop-Culture treasures.
From Action Figures to Dolls & Sci-Fi to Horror,
There’s something for everyone!
Shop with our more than 40 vendors and take home something, “you’ve been looking for”!
 
 VENDOR SPACE FOR THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT
9 AMAZING ARTISTS WITH ORIGINAL ART & PRINTS AVAILABLE! COMMISSIONS TOO!!
Plenty of Free Parking — Food available on site
Age 12 & Under Free with Adult
visit our website for more details
COSPLAYERS & COSTUMES WELCOME

(no contest or judging)
THEY’RE EDGY… THEY’RE STEAMPUNK…  THEY’RE  TOTALLY AWESOME…
PHANTASMAGORIA 
IS BACK TO AMUSE, ENTERTAIN,  TITILLATE, AND AMAZE YOU!
 
C. BRADFORD GORBY added to Show!
Make sure you stop by and check out his amazing art

Illustrator C. Bradford Gorby started his art career in the third grade, selling watercolors to his neighbors – until his parents made him return the money. Not deterred by this setback, he kept drawing and actually found his parents quite encouraging in his artistic pursuits, introducing
him to the pin-up art of Alberto Vargas .Eventually his enthusiasm for
drawing pretty girls lured him to Central Florida, giving up his day job in computer graphics for Post Production Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent 10 years illustrating FEMFORCE for Bill Black’s AC Comics, as well as slipping in a few other companies when time allowed, Image Comics, Todd McFarlane Productions, DC Comics and continued his work as a sculptor for Miniature Wargaming that he began in 1982 with Ral Partha Ent., Tag Industries, and Alderac Entertainment. He retired from art as a profession for 10 years and got a “real job” which only fueled his artistic drive, “at the end of my shift I would return home and create”. I am simply driven to draw, paint, sculpt, whether I am working professionally or not. It’s what I do. His full time job managing a liquor store lead to a chance meeting of a fan of his comic book work and that turned into a new job at Walt Disney World, where he spent 5 years as a Theme Produc-tion Specialist. He assisted in the creation of the character icons at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, as well as helping ensure that Cinderella and Princess Aurora always looked their loveliest outside of The World of Disney Store at Downtown Disney. Currently he is a self- employed freelance artist at C.Bradford Gorby Studio and working on a graphic novel with writers Michael Cucka and John Salimbene entitled WEBB.

Super Special Guest!

Come Meet a Legend at the DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

John Beatty is a veteran comic book artist best known for his work with both Marvel and DC Comics. Titles John has worked on include many fan

favorites including Batman, The Punisher, Captain America,

The Nam, Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars,Adventures of Superman, JLA, and many others! Visit with John and purchase a signed




print or do yourself a favor and commission a custom piece.

 

Keep up with the Pop-Culture world of Central Florida!
Live from DeLand – The Riley & Kimmy Show
DeLand’s own…  DERBY SIRENS   roll into our event!
They’re Bad, They’re Beautiful, They’ll bowl you over
Come meet the Thunder City Derby Sirens Roller Derby team
 
HAVE YOUR PICTURE MADE WITH YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO AND
 RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY AT THE SAME TIME!  THIS YEAR WE’VE GOT,

THE COSTUMER’S WITH A CAUSE
Jeff Balke – First DeLand Appearance!

 
Jeff has co-created his own ongoing comic book series called Urban Legends, which he is also the colorist on.  He’s also starting up his own comic book publishing company which will launch in the Spring of 2015. Jeff also freelance colors for comic book companies such as Image, Zenescope, After Hours Press, Antarctic Press and many others.  In just 5 short years, he’s colored over 150 comics. An award winning colorist, winning the 2011 Shel Dorf Award for “Colorist of the Year”, Jeff has been also been nominated multiple times for an Eagle Award as “Favorite Colorist”. Jeff is the creator of something called Sketch Coloring™.  This is where you bring him anything b/w, and he’ll color it up by hand with markers right there on the spot.  This is how he, as a colorist, creates a sketch to make it a “one of a kind, unique”  item for you. No two Sketch Colorings™ will ever be alike.  

Tod Allen Smith joins the Show!

Tod is an artist from Altoona PA, and is an officially licensed Lucasfilm artist with Topps Trading Cards which include sketch cards for Star Wars The Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Star Wars Galaxy 4 trough 7, Mars Attacks and Indiana Jones Masterpieces, Star Wars: Galactic Files 1 and 2 including Star Wars Illustrated, Star Wars Chrome Perspectives and Star Wars Masterwork. Other sketch card sets include Marvel Masterpieces 2 and 3, along with sketch cards for the Captain America and Iron Man 2 movies for Upper Deck. Also, Hack/Slash and Zombies vs. Cheerleaders for 5Finity. The Hobbit, The Walking Dead and DC New 52 for Cryptozoic Entertainment. Tod was also featured in the Voltron United and Drawn art book. Currently Tod has completed story boards for Star Wars actor Jake Lloyds first directorial gig and is partners with Jake in Pumpkin Pact Productions. Tod is also doing work with table top skirmish game makers Micro Art Studio, and with Monkey House Games for Jeff Dee and Jack Herman’s re-launch of the classic super hero rpg Villains and Vigilantes. Stop by and welcome Tod back to Florida.

 

 

First time at The D.C.&C.S.
  Like most people that have a love and desire for artistic creation, Austin started drawing at age 7. For over 19 years I have been working in comics on high profile projects in very small doses! I have had the pleasure of inking on books like Iron Man with Bob Layton for Marvel, X-Men Unlimited, 10th Muse/Shi, 10th Muse 800, God Wars and Judo Girl for Alias Comics/Bluewater Productions, Ink Assists on: Tomb Raider & Necromancer for Top Cow, Lettering work on John Carpenter’s Aslyum for StormKing, Witch Girls and Witch Girls Tales for Magna Comix, Illustrated sketch cards for Vamperilla, Red Sonja, The Avengers & Iron Man 3, Wizards of the Coast’s GI Joe, and illustrated a Donald Trump story for Cracked Magazine! I have also done my own projects like 7th Millennium, TAN, Stanley the Snowman and his exciting new project Divine Retribution.
Tommy drawing

Back by popular demand!
Tommy Castillo joins us again at the DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show!

Tommy Castillo is a master artist of the twisted and the macabre. Whether creating a slimy corpse reaching for you or the gentle glance of a mighty dragon, Tommy will capture you with the dynamics of his penciling and the intensity of his palette. With a career spanning eighteen years, Tommy is famed and sought after for his dark humor, brilliant attention to detail, and his love of the darker side of art. Tommy has put paint and pencil to such titles as Batman Detective; Legends of the Dark Knight; Toetags, with Horror legend George Romero; Evil Ernie; Tales From the Crypt; Alice in Wonderland; King Kong; Dragons, Myths, and Mayhem; various storyboards and designs for films; and many more of the macabre based literature. Tommy has been sought out by the fields largest companies: DC comics, Paramount Pictures, Warhammer, Wizards of the Coast, and Image and as offbeat as Rolling Stone magazine. His diverse styling and insane line work have defined him as one of today’s greatest in the field of comics and fine art…and y’know, he renders some of the scariest books of today, and the guy will get as giddy as a schoolboy on Sunday at the sight of a muppet. You gotta love that.

 


JOE FAUVEL returns to



theDeLandComic&CollectiblesShow
 
  Joe is a graphic designer and the creator/artist talent behind CRY Comic. Joe also works on Assassin’s Guild and the Knightshift Showcase. Come meet Joe Fauvel at the DeLand Show and get a signed copy of CRY or perhaps commission him to make you a custom sketch on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper using his Mirado Black Warrior HB pencils and a # 2 Sable Brush!
 

RAVENWOLF Joins us for the DELAND COMIC & COLLECTIBLES SHOW.
  Journey into a creative world where portrait and comic art collide! Join Graven and Monica Ravenwolf as they explore the path of art, comics and illustration. This will be their first appearance in DeLand so make sure you stop by and make them feel at home!

   George Frei, artist extraordinaire returns to DeLand!                                                       

 For more than 15 years George Frei has worked in the Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Advertising. His versatile skill set allowed him work for some of the highest profile clients in the industry. His work includes Toy design, Consumer Products for Theme park’s and Restaurants, Branding, Set design, Character Design, & Conceptual Development.

In 2005 George worked for Disney Design Group as an in house freelance artist. He worked in the Consumer product Division for Disneyland, Disneyworld, & Hong Kong Disneyland. George produced high profile product for Disney Cruise line, which became a best seller.

George Currently teaches Digital Art & Design at Full Sail University in Orlando FL. George is still actively involved in side projects and freelance work for his company. He has opened an online store for fans of his work to purchase their favorite prints of his work.

George is actively involved in George Frei Design and it’s current projects.

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show
 is sponsored by: 

Carasells Pop-Culture Collectibles
216 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL  32720
HOURS: Tu.-Th. 10a – 6p, 

Fr. 10a – 9p, Sat. 10a – 6p,  Sun. Nov. 23rd – Jan.4th 11a – 5p

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at Carasells Collectibles & Shoppes at Rivertown Mall 

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Planet Comicon 2015 Adds Guardians Cast Members

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Planet Comicon has announced their latest additions to the guest roster for 2015:

Karen Gillan – from Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy
Michael Rooker – from The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy
Scott Wilson – Herschel from The Walking Dead
J. August Richards – Deathlok from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sean Gunn – from Guardians of the Galaxy and Gilmore Girls
Raphael Sbarge – Archie Hopper from Once Upon a Time
Steve Cardenas – from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Laura Vandervoort – from Smallville and Bitten
Grant Bowler – Joshua Nolan from Defiance
Kent McCord - from Adam-12, seaQuest DSV, Galactica 1980
And from the cast of Lost Girl: Kris Holden-Ried, Rachel Skarsten, and Emmanuelle Vaugier

Planet Comicon will be better and bigger than ever this year. We have expanded the exhibit hall for even more dealers, artists, celebrities, cosplay, and special attractions.

We’ve announced great guests with many more announcements to come. You’ll meet Hollywood stars including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Stephen Amell (Arrow), John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville), Sam Witwer (Being Human), Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), and many others.

We also have a great array of top comics creators on the slate. We’ve recently announced Howard Chaykin and have nearly a dozen additional comics guests to announce in the next week. So far, we’ve confirmed Tim Bradstreet (Punisher), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), and local favorites including Jason Aaron (Thor, Star Wars).

Check out our new website for more information our guests and attractions.

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