Anime Boston 2016 Guest List Announced

000000_anime-boston-2016Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, has announced its guest lineup for their March 25 – 27 show! Coming all the way from Japan are Director Kyohei Ishiguro, Character Designer Yukiko Aikei, Producer Masao Maruyama, and Voice actors Toshio Furukawa and Shino Kakinuma. Their work encompasses many of the most popular anime movies and television shows including Mobile Suit Gundam, Sailor Moon, Fist of the North Star, Dragon Ball Z, Death Note, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, and many more. This a rare opportunity for North American fans to meet these artists as they make few US appearances, some are even making the trip for the first time!

Also appearing are several of the voice actors who dub Japanese anime into English including Tony Oliver (Robotech, Lupin the III), Eric Vale (Dragon Ball Z, One Piece), Carrie Keranen (Your lie in April, Kill la Kill), Erica Lindbeck (The Seven Deadly Sins, Your lie in April), Max Mittelman (Transformers: Rescue Bots, The Seven Deadly Sins) Patrick Seitz (Naruto: Shippûden, Sailor Moon Crystal), Monica Rial (Dragon Ball Z Kai, Soul Eater), Todd Haberkorn (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, The Legend of Korra) and Greg Ayres (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Samurai 7). Guests will be available for autographs and photos with fans but in order to maximize everyone’s experience Anime Boston has laid out a set of guidelines on their website.

Anime Boston additionally features an art track where artists sell commissions, manga, zines, and prints with Featured Artists who conduct panels and workshops. This year’s Featured Artists are Eric Proctor, Nightengale Needles, Kel McDonald, Trevor Mueller, and Rich Pellegrino.

As in past years, Anime Boston 2016 will present many popular events including a masquerade, an anime music video contest, video programming rooms, an artists’ alley and art show, karaoke, game shows, video games, manga library, formal and informal dances, and much more. Dealers’ room will be located in the cavernous Halls A and B of the Hynes Convention Center selling manga, anime DVDs, t-shirts, prints, and collectibles.

About Anime Boston:
Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2016 is scheduled for Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

Greg Capullo Returns to Boston Comic Con 2016

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Megastar Batman artist GREG CAPULLO appears once again at Boston Comic Con on August 12-14th!

Capullo is an American illustrator and the wildly popular artist on the best-selling and highly acclaimed Batman series for DC Comics. His collaboration with writer Scott Snyder has produced legendary story arcs such as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family, and Zero Year. A comic industry veteran, he spent many years at Image Comics penciling Spawn, Angela, Haunt, and his creator-owned book The Creech. Other credits include Marvel’s X-Force, Quasar, and many other titles.

Plus we have a fantastic list of more comic creators including Jae Lee, Erik Larsen, Terry Dodson, Mike Allred, Arthur Adams, Amanda Conner, Jim Cheung, Darwyn Cooke, Jimmy Palmiotti, Phil Jimenez and many more! Media guests include William Shatner (Star Trek), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who). Check the website for full details on exciting events!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Artists Rudy Nebres & Reilly Brown Appear at Comic Art Con

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The next Comic Art Con is just one month away and will be held on Sunday, April 3, at the Clarion Empire Meadowlands Hotel in Secaucus, NJ. Admission is only $10 and children under 12 are free! Show hours are 10:00 – 4:00 so be sure to arrive early and plan on spending the day. Parking is free and yes, the parking structure has been repaired so there will be plenty of on site parking and no need for the shuttle!

Now in its eighth year, Comic Art Con will once again be in the hotel’s massive 5000 square foot main ballroom. As usual, the sold out room will have 45 tables jammed packed with original comic book art from the biggest names in the hobby!

Vendors: Anthony Snyder, Bechara Maalouf, Will Gabri-EL, Frank Giella, Hans Kosenkranius, Jim Warden, Rich Donnelly, Albert Moy, Brad the Savage, Scott Eder, Mike Burkey, Dan Jerome, Zaddick Longenbach, ComicLink, ComicConnect, Tedd Kessler, Gene Park, Hake’s Americana

Guest Artist: Rudy Nebres is a Filipino comics artist who has worked mostly as an inker in the American comic book industry. Known for his lush, detailed inklines, Nebres’ most prolific period was in the late 1970s and the 1980s on titles including Doctor Strange, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, and Savage Sword of Conan.

Also appearing will be Deadpool artist Reilly Brown! Mr. Brown will be appearing courtesy of his representative Anthony Snyder so be sure to stop by and see him at Anthony’s booth. For any questions regarding Mr. Brown, including purchasing published works and commissions, please contact Anthony Snyder through his website www.anthonyscomicbookart.com

Robert Wayne Dennis of Comic Art Restoration Services will also be setting up. Mr. Dennis is an expert in the area of comic art restoration, and text & logo stat reproduction and has years of experience in stat reproduction, cleaning, tape removal, tear seals, glue residue removal, and image reconstruction. If you have any questions in advance of the show, you can call him at (903)513-1326 or email him at agraphicstateofmind@gmail.com . Robert can quote you a price on the spot and he will be accepting comic art in person at the show.

A few tables are available! We get contacted in the days and weeks before every event requesting tables but unfortunately we rarely have them as there is never any turnover from our existing vendors. For the first time we are offering a handful of tables in the lobby / staging area. These tables are outside the main ballroomand adjacent to where you check in. Cost is $150 and will be sold on a first come first serve basis with immediate payment required.

For more information please go to www.comicartshowcase.com or email us directly at dgallo1291@aol.com

Click the link to view photos from a previous show!

Kelly LeBrock joins Weird Science Reunion at Spooky Empire Retro!

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You asked for her, and we’re bringing her to life! KELLY LeBROCK is making a super rare appearance, for a one time reunion with ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL and ILAN MITCHELL-SMITH!

So what would you little maniacs like to do first?

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to meet the cast of WEIRD SCIENCE, one of John Hughes greatest movies, at Spooky Empire this April at the Wyndham Orlando Resort.

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available but moving fast! Get ’em while you can. Rooms are almost sold out, and our special rate ends March 8th, so book now, no deposit necessary!

You don’t want to miss out on one hell of a party!

For more info visit us at www.spookyempire.com

MegaCon celebrates 50 years of Star Trek

Star Trek 50_MegaconJoin us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek with a Captain & his crew!

William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, & George Takei join the MegaCon lineup!

For more information on MegaCon site the website!

Spooky Empire Retro gets Weird!

Spooky empire Hall and SmithMichael Anthony Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith Reunite for Weird Science!

Iconic actor ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL may best be remembered for some of the our favorite John Hughes films including “Sixteen Candles”, “Breakfast Club” and “Weird Science”, but his career continued on with unending list of memorable roles and films including “National Lampoons Vacation”, Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands”, “The Dark Knight”, “Johnny Be Good” with Robert Downey Jr, who also joined him in the cast of “Saturday Night Live”. More recently he starred in the Stephen King reboot series “The Dead Zone”, “Warehouse 13” and “Z Nation”.
He has starred in the film “Foxcatcher” with Steve Carell and is currently working on the film “War Machine” with costar Brad Pitt.

ILAN MITCHELL-SMITH co-starred alongside Hall “Gary” in the hit 80’s John Hughes film “Weird Science” as “Wyatt”. He also appeared in the Cameron Crowe film “The Wild Life”, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, “The Chocolate War” and the TV series “Superboy”.

Don’t miss out on your chance to meet ILAN MITCHELL-SMITH and ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL together!! at Spooky Empire this April 1-3rd at the Wyndham Orlando Resort.

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available but moving fast! Get ’em while you can. Rooms are almost sold out, and our special rate ends March 8th, so book now, no deposit necessary!

For more info visit us at www.spookyempire.com

 

CGC Returns to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2016 for On-Site Grading

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on September 2-4, 2016. We are thrilled to announce that one of our most popular exhibitors, Certified Guaranty Company, LLC (CGC), will return again to the show to conduct on-site grading.

As they did last year, CGC will be accepting submission for all tiers of service (with the exception of magazines) on a first-come, first-serve basis for the entire weekend.
“We have had an extremely positive response to our exhibition in Baltimore over the past two years,” said Harshen Patel, Director of Operations for CGC. “We look forward to our return in 2016, and expect another banner year.”

“There is obviously great demand for CGC’s services at the show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “The collectible community relies on their unique skill set, and our attendees leverage them throughout the weekend.”

About CGC

Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality has made CGC the leader in its field. In fact, in 2007, CGC crossed the million-book mark and has now graded over 2 million comic books.

Because we value our relationship with collectors who share our passion for comics, the hobby’s vibrant history and its exciting future, we offer membership in the CGC Collectors Society. Paid membership starts at $39 per year, and includes direct submission privileges, access to expert tools and resources like the Comics Registry, and dynamic interaction with fellow collectors.To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards, and photos, visit www.certifiedguaranty.com.For tickets and more information on Baltimore Comic-Con, visit their site at baltimorecomiccon.com.

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com– for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

general@baltimorecomiccon.com– for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

 

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 17th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 11 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

Big Apple Con Returns March 5th, Celebrating 20 Years

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Press Release:

NYC’s Big Apple Con Returns, Celebrating Over 20 Super Years!

Comic Books, Celebs, Cosplay & More!

Saturday, March 5th 10am~6pm Penn Plaza Pavilion, NYC

MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE CON, New York City’s longest-running Pop Culture convention, returns to PENN PLAZA PAVILION (401 7th Ave @ 33rd Street -opposite Madison Square Garden) on SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016 from 10am to 6pm. This amazing explosion of Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, & Cosplay will bring together top comic book creators, media celebrities, dealers, panel discussions, a costume contest & more in one incredible day! There will be hundreds of tables of comics, toys, posters, videos, original art, t-shirts & other collectibles, with everything from the world’s rarest comics as well as the newest and coolest books for sale! Advance tickets are now available at www.nycbm.com

BIG APPLE CON proudly hosts a full “Artists Alley” of comic book and trading card creators, illustrators & writers, including: Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow), Jim Steranko (Captain America, Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD), Ramona Fradon (Super FriendsAquaman), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Wolverine), Rich Buckler (DeathlokFantastic Four), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Spider-Man), David Lloyd (V For Vendetta, Aces Weekly), Tom Palmer (Star Wars, Avengers),Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Daredevil), Joseph Michael Linsner (Cry For Dawn, Vampirella), Sean Chen (Iron ManValiant Comics), Mike Lilly (PunisherNightwing), John Cebollero (BatmanCaptain America), and Brian Kong (Cryptozoic Entertainment, Leaf Trading Cards).

The headlining media celebrity guests include: Lori Petty (Orange is the New Black, Tank Girl), Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Sweet Valley High), Kathy Garver (Family Affair, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), Laurence Mason (The Crow, Gotham), Karyn Parsons (Static ShockThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Johnny Brennan (Jerky BoysFamily Guy), Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet, Santa Claws), and (from 3pm on) Pro Wrestlers The Nasty Boys, Scott Steiner, & Ryan Shamrock of the WWE and WCW.

BIG APPLE CON always provides a jam-packed programming schedule, and this year is no exception! Our over 7 hours of scholarly and fun discussions cover everything from Star Wars, Batman, the Black Panther, Charlton Comics, and Power Rangers, with a special presentation of animated shorts and the return of the NY Jedi!

Captain Zorikh’s Costume Contest will once again bring the most amazing costumers and Cosplayers together for a fast-paced, exciting show of creative excellence! Come as any character in comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, cartoons, anime/manga, video games, or make up your own! You can also participate in special themed group Cosplay photoshoots! Valuable prizes to be awarded by audience applause!

DC Cosplayers East

DATE: Saturday, March 5th ~ 10am -6pm PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion ~ 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. NYC

TICKETS: $20 (adult) $10 (children 5-12, 4 and under free!) VIP Package/Early Admission: $50

TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.nycbm.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bigappleconvention

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ConBigApple

New England Super Megafest Comic Con 2016

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New England Super Megafest Comic Con is New England’s Super-Fun Comic & Celebrity Pop Culture Fanfest celebrating Comics, TV, Movie, Sci-Fi, Wrestling and Rock & Roll! NESMFCC features incredible celebrity autograph signings and photo ops with guests including James Marsters, Lee Meriwether, Dina Meyer, Mick Foley, Casper Van Dien, Kevin Sorbo, Corbin Bernsen, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Michael Beck, Dorsey Wright, Thomas G. Waites, Terry Michos, David Harris, Butch Patrick, and more! Scheduled celebrity Q & A Sessions and photo ops will be held throughout the weekend of April 8-10, 2016.

Marvel and DC writers and artists such as Hannibal King, Joe St. Pierre, Greg LaRocque, Mark McKenna, Mike Grell, Jack Purcell, Alex Saviuk, Bob Budiansky, John Hebert, Kevin Liell, and Bill Anderson will give panel discussions and mingle with celebrities and costumed fans!

The Super Megafest presents the best exhibitors on the East Coast with one of the largest selections of comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find!

Other attractions include an amazing Costume Contest (including a children’s category), stunning Movie Cars, mischievous Pirates and much more! After hours, enjoy a multitude of shadowcast movie performances and parties, including the COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST and CosCLUB Dance Party, ensuring the event has something for all ages.

www.supermegafest.com

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Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

Daytona Beach Comic Con comes March 20th

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Daytona Beach Comic Con,  March 20th 2016

Our next show is on Sunday March 20, 2016. The Daytona Beach Comic Convention will be held at the ICI Center Embry-Riddle, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.
Set up is Sunday 7 AM to 9:45 PM. We also have early set up on Saturday March 19, 2016. It will be 7 PM till 10 PM.
We have a discount rate on rooms at the Best Western Plus. 2620 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114. Call 386-258-6333 mention comic book show to get room discount. Cut off date is March 1, 2016
If you have comics you want to get graded, CBCS will be at the show taking submissions.
Please support the show on social media and check out our Face Book page and web page. We have all the vendors on vendor page that have paid and will be at the show on March 20, 2016. Also guest are updated and are listed on web site guest page.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daytona-Beach-Comic-Book-Convention/109085789161874
Web site is http://daytonabeachcomicconvention.com

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