Red Giant Entertainment Expands Presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2013
Red Giant Joins Digital Distributor Keenspot at Nation’s Largest Comics and Pop Culture Event
ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwired – Apr 22, 2013) – Red Giant Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: REDG), an innovative Intellectual Property company specializing in high quality characters and content for use in a variety of media and entertainment, is pleased to announce that they will be participating in San Diego Comic-Con again, at a larger and more prominent booth in association with strategic partner Keenspot, a Comic-Con exhibitor since 2001.
“This year we will have an exceptional presence at Comic-Con, and showcase many of our creators and projects, such as our upcoming movie, LAST BLOOD,” explained Red Giant Entertainment CEO Benny Powell. “San Diego Comic-Con is an important event for us, and we will be actively engaged in discussions with Hollywood decision makers bringing even more of the Red Giant Intellectual Property catalog to large and small screens, along with other key players in various other media platforms. In fact, it was at this very convention where we were approached by Lin Pictures’ Jon Silk, which led to the WAYWARD SONS deal.”
Founded in 1970 by a small group of comic fans, San Diego Comic-Con has grown to over 130,000 comic enthusiasts attending the show last year. This has now become the largest convention for the comic book, science fiction and fantasy industries in the United States. In 1976, a year before the release of the first STAR WARS film, George Lucas recognized the value of Comic-Con and sent reps to excite fans about the movie. It took the rest of Hollywood years to catch on, but now most studios set up shop at Comic-Con and virtually every superstar actor and director has made the trek to San Diego to promote their projects.
Comic-Con will be in the San Diego Convention Center again this year. Beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 17 the show is then open daily that Thursday through Sunday, July 21. 2013. This is the 44th year for the convention, making it the longest continuously-run comics and pop culture show in the U.S.
“This is our fourth year at the show, and we believe that Comic-Con will continue to be a major catalyst for Red Giant,” added Powell. “We are well positioned with our catalog of over forty projects to take advantage of the opportunities at this convention.”
Red Giant is scheduled to be exhibiting with their strategic partner, Keenspot, at Booth #2635, directly between the Marvel and Image Comics booths. Numerous Red Giant creators will be appearing at the event, and on hand to sign books for their fans.
ABOUT RED GIANT ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Red Giant Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: REDG) is a Florida-based corporation that specializes in Intellectual Property (IP) development for multiple media platforms and transmedia propagation. The cornerstone of this development is based around the more than three dozen online and print graphic novel properties in various stages of production as well as the cast of thousands of characters from those series. These properties have a readership that numbers in the millions globally. Some of these properties are actively in development into other media such as movies, video games, television, novels, toys, apparel, applications, etc. through either direct production or licensing agreements.
For further information visit www.RedGiantEntertainment.com
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Larry’s Comics Inviting Boston Area Vendors, Fans, and Creators to Impromptu Convention in Lowell, MA Tomorrow
Larry’s Comics in Lowell, MA is inviting everyone to an impromptu convention tomorrow. Free for vendors, fans, and creators:
I just heard Boston Comic con is officially cancelled due to the manhunt for the Boston marathon bomber.
We should not allow terrorists to control our lives.
I will not allow these douche-bags to control mine.
Let’s have a fun day together & heal.
FREE for vendors.
FREE for fans.
FREE for creators.
Tomorrow in Lowell, MA I’m hosting an impromptu convention:
The show MUST go on in my building in Lowell, MA.
Tell the fans.
Use your Twitter & Facebook.
Tell the vendors.
Tell the creators.
I’ll be up all night.
We need tables & volunteers to shuttle creators from Boston.
Call me for more info.
Due to the unfortunate events that have transpired here in Boston, a lock down has been put into effect until further notice causing the Hynes Convention Center to suspend all events. As such, the Boston Comic Con will be rescheduled to a date in the not too distant future. All people who purchased advanced tickets on line will have their tickets honored at the rescheduled show. If for some reason, you can not come to the show on that date, we will refund your ticket.
Please, we ask for your patience, understanding, and cooperation. We appreciate your loyalty, and continued support for the Boston Comic Con. Unfortunately, this situation is beyond our control.
We stand with all Bostonians and hope that current events are resolved quickly and a degree of normalcy can be returned to our city.
VALIANT Heads to C2E2 with ROBERT VENDITTI, CLAYTON HENRY, MICO SUAYAN and More!
From April 26th to April 28th, Valiant Entertainment will be joining the festivities at C2E2, Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention, and we’re bringing along a ton of special guests and exclusive giveaways to celebrate!
Visit Valiant at booth #1029 all weekend long to get a sneak peek at the next big things to rock the Valiant Universe inside the pages of the Valiant Summer 2013 Preview Edition – a FREE C2E2-exclusive convention giveaway, featuring a look inside Quantum & Woody #1 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler and an extended preview of Harbinger Wars #1, the debut issue of Valiant’s first crossover event.
Stop by for signings and appearances throughout the show by some of the Valiant Universe’s greatest talents, including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Demon Knights, The Surrogates), New York Times best-selling artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong, Incredible Hercules), and acclaimed artist Mico Suayan (Harbinger, Batman: The Dark Knight).
As always, Valiant will also have a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and t-shirts on hand, alongside a brand new convention-exclusive Harbinger Wars #1/Shadowman #1 blank flip book – debuting for the very first time at C2E2!
Then, find out everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013 on Saturday, April 27th at 4pm in room W471 for the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond panel presentation! With the landmark events of Harbinger Wars and Planet Death currently underway, find out what’s next for Valiant’s greatest heroes directly from a panel of Valiant insiders, including X-O Manowar writer Robert Venditti, Harbinger Wars artist Clayton Henry, Executive Editor Warren Simons, Publisher Fred Pierce, and CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.
And rounding out the weekend, join Valiant’s Executive Editor and a special slate of surprise guests on Sunday, April 28th at 11:30 AM W474 for Valiant 2013: The Craft of Comics with Warren Simons. In this candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion, find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your series stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veteran behind the Valiant relaunch and a host of fan favorite titles, including Thor, Immortal Iron Fist, Invincible Iron Man, and many more!
We’ll see you at C2E2!
ABOUT VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Harbinger, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. In 2012, Valiant was named Publisher of the Year by numerous press and industry sources, including Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
Big Guests, Big Vendors and A Big Film Make the Second ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con a BIG DEAL!
Preparations are in full swing for the May 11 benefit event showcasing Archbishop Neale School in La Plata.
“Our headlining special guest is the unmistakable Frank Cho,” says event organizer Tom Boone. “This is Frank’s only scheduled convention appearance in the DC area for the rest of the year!” This May, Marvel Comics will be wrapping up a well-received six issue series written and drawn by Mr. Cho called ‘Savage Wolverine’, based on the X-Men hero. More than 20 other comic artists and writers will be attending as well as artists from other disciplines including digital media, sculpting, pyrography and photography.
In addition to artists, more than 20 vendors covering over 80 tables will be selling a wide array of comics, cards, sci-fi, pop culture and entertainment collectibles. “We’re very proud that nearly all of our vendors from our 2012 show have returned and we’ve attracted even more this year,” says Boone. Among them are Cards, Comics and Collectibles, a retail store in Reisterstown and Third Eye Comics, a retailer with stores in Prince Frederick and Annapolis. “We have vendors coming from as far away as Pennsylvania. We’ve cast the net wide to try to get as many unique vendors as possible for our attendees.” Local retailers such as Comics MD and BookNuts Book Shop will also have a presence at the show.
Another first for the event is the screening of films. New York based filmmaker Brian Stillman will be attending the ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con to present previously unseen clips from his upcoming film, ‘Plastic Galaxy – The Story of Star Wars Toys’. According to Boone, “It’s an incredible documentary that toy collectors and Star Wars fans will love.” Other works include student films from the DAVE School in Orlando, FL, and rare films that have never been commercially released.
Panels and presentations, a staple of comic conventions, will also be a part of this year’s charity event. “How to Make Your Own Comic” will be a panel discussion with artists and creators lead by Chris Rizzo, Creative Director of New York based multimedia group Dark Ink Pictures. The panel will discuss topics such as breaking into comics and writing techniques. “The DIY ethic is strong in comics today. The internet and indie publishing are breaking down barriers and providing young creators with opportunities that were unthinkable as little as ten years ago,” says Boone.
Popular at conventions around the world is the 501st Legion, a Star Wars-inspired costuming group whose local unit, the Old Line Garrison, will be returning to the ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con in greater numbers this year. The stormtroopers will be entertaining fans of all ages with a charity putt-putt game and plenty of photo opportunities throughout the event. Also returning are the Viking Re-enactors from Southern Maryland’s own Longship Company, with authentic costumes and equipment.
Another highlight of the ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con is the Silent Auction. “Every penny from admissions, the vendor’s fees and the silent auction goes directly to the operating budget of Archbishop Neale School.” To that end, an impressive array of unique and one-of a-kind collectibles have been gathered for the auction from attending artists including Mike O’Shields and Laura Inglis, to major industry names like John Byrne, Doug Chiang and James Arnold Taylor, and authors Troy Denning and Lemony Snicket.
“All this is just the tip of the iceberg,” says Boone. “We’re screening more films and we’ll have more artists and more presentations. We’re using more space inside the school than ever. We have more food vendors this year, more prizes, more of everything fans go to conventions for. We encourage all of our attendees to make plans to stay for a while!”
The Second Annual ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con is happening May 11, 2013, from 10am to 3pm at Archbishop Neale School in La Plata, Maryland. Admission is $5 for adults, kids under ten are free. For more information, visit www.anscomiccon.com
About Archbishop Neale School -
Archbishop Neale School is a Catholic elementary school in La Plata, Maryland that has been in continuous operation since 1927, with a two-track system for grades Pre-K through 8 and a curriculum centered on the Archdiocese of Washington graded course of study. We are fully accredited, and our teachers are certified by the State of Maryland in their specific areas. We serve Catholic students from over seven parishes and many non-Catholics as well. For over 80 years, parents have entrusted their children to ANS because they are assured of an excellent, Archdiocesan standards-based academic curriculum that encompasses Catholic faith and values delivered in a safe, caring environment. For more information, visit www.ArchbishopNealeSchool.org
J. Scott Campbell to Attend 2013 Big WOW! ComicFest
J. Scott Campbell, one of the most popular artists in comics, has graciously accepted an invitation to be a Guest at the 2013 Big WOW! ComicFest in San Jose, CA this May 18-19! As one of the most requested guests for any convention, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring him to meet his Bay Area fans. Campbell first exploded on the scene in the 90s with his book Gen 13. His dynamic storytelling and reputation for illustrating some of the most attractive women in the industry continued with his follow-up project, Danger Girl. His covers currently grace titles including Avengers, X-Men, The Black Bat and Miss Fury for Dynamite Comics, and many more!
Joining J. Scott Campbell at this years Big WOW! ComicFest are some of today’s top comic industry professionals including Neal Adams (Superman, Batman), Tony Daniel (Batman), Adam Hughes (Fables, Wonder Woman), Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker), Olivia De Berardinis (Playboy), Toshio Maeda (Urotsukidoji & La Blue Girl), Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Lee Bermejo (Rorschach, Joker), Sanjulian (Vampirella), Brian Stelfreeze (Batman), Sergio Aragones (MAD, Groo), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Terry & Rachel Dodson (X-Men, Wonder Woman), & Arthur Adams (Classic Avengers).
Previously announced guests also include Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Kevin Nowlan (Superman Vs. Aliens), James O’Barr (Crow), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Keu Cha (Rising Stars), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Michael Golden (The ‘Nam), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama), Humberto Ramos (Wolverine), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra Assassin), Jason Palmer (Serenity), Aaron Lopresti (Spider-Man), Ryan Sook (Zatanna), and so many more confirmed guests added to our website!
This year we’ve included many special Cosplay events, including our Geek Fashion Show during the afternoon on Saturday and some special after hours movie mayhem Saturday evening. Our ever popular Costume Contest will also be held on Saturday. Artist Frank Cho and costume artist Riddle will also host a special panel entitled From Comics Page to Cosplay Costume: How to Make Costumes of Your Favorite Comic Characters, and Frank will also host a figure drawing panel with costume artist Ivy Doomkitty.
CreaturesCon, the official Creature Features Convention dedicated to the classic San Francisco Bay Area TV Show, will join forces with Big Wow Comicfest this May in San Jose. John Stanley, Ernie Fosselius, Lord Blood-Rah, Strephon Taylor, Tom Wyrsch and a gang of special guests will be on hand hosting panels and displaying props and other memorabilia.
Advance Attendee Ticket sales are now available both online and at many local comic shops in the Bay area. Tickets will also be sold from the box office at the convention hall both days of the show. Advance ticket sales are discounted!
Big Wow! ComicFest – The Original Artist Friendly Convention – returns to San Jose May 18th & 19th, 2013, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors,
everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area this Year.
April 18, 2013 by Brian Pate
Filed under California, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Convention News, Movies, New York, New York Comic Con, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Top Stories
Hallmark Introduces 2013 Event-Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2013) — Hallmark continues its participation at the nation’s largest pop culture fan conventions with four Keepsake Ornaments exclusively developed for 2013 events.
Three ornament designs will be sold in limited quantities at Comic-Con International, to be held July 18-21 in San Diego, Calif., and at New York Comic Con, set for October 10-13 in New York City:
- Wrath of the Rancor™ – Created especially for event sales, this ornament captures Luke Skywalker’s struggle with the savage creature dwelling below Jabba the Hutt’s palace as seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™.
- U.S.S. Kelvin™ – As featured in the 2009 Star Trek movie, this Federation starship exclusive is a “battle-scarred” variant of the same Keepsake Ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores.
- Man of Steel – Inspired by this summer’s big-screen adventure of the same name, Superman is the subject of this event-exclusive Keepsake Ornament. Details and images of this ornament will be announced later this year.
At the D23 Expo 2013, slated for Aug. 9-11 in Anaheim, Calif., Hallmark will offer limited quantities of one design:
- Cinderella’s Castle – Featuring battery-operated light and sound, this exclusive Keepsake Ornament will boast a different look from the ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown stores.
More information about Hallmark’s plans for these fan events will be announced closer to the respective dates.
Starting April 15, the 2013 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dream Book showing this year’s entire line of Keepsake Ornaments will be available in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at Hallmark.com.
About Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 39,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.
Harley-Davidson and Marvel join forces for Marvel’s Iron Man 3
MILWAUKEE (April 3, 2013) – Harley-Davidson and Marvel Entertainment, LLC are teaming up for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 “Man & Machine” contest where fans can win a chance to be a part of a comic book created by Marvel. Fans can go online and select a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle to design. The winners will be drawn into the comic book as a member of the “Road Force” team.
Five winners will be selected to become a part of a Marvel Avengers comic book where their likenesses will be drawn into the series with the motorcycles they selected and the characters they create. All winners will receive a VIP trip to Comic-Con International, where they’ll participate in an event where their Road Force characters will be unveiled and immortalized. One grand prize winner will also win the custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle they created (minus the armament, of course.)
Now through May 31, consumers can enter the Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Man & Machine contest online at www.harley-davidson.com/ironman. Entry is as easy as creating a profile, writing a character’s backstory and selecting a favorite Harley motorcycle from a gallery of bikes.
“Iron Man, one of Marvel’s most iconic creations, truly embodies the rebellious attitude and power of Harley-Davidson,” said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson Marketing Communication Director. “Collaborating with Marvel for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 continues our tradition of crowd-sourcing, fan-driven content. In 2012, Marvel fans proved their creativity with our first co-created Avengers comic book. Now, we’re raising the stakes by unveiling the winners on one of the world’s largest stages – San Diego Comic Con.”
Since starting in 2011 with Captain America: The First Avenger, and continuing with The Avengers Assemble Your Freedom contest in 2012, the collaboration between Harley-Davidson and Marvel has successfully connected these two powerful and inspirational brands.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 will be in theaters May 3, 2013 and pits industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.
About Marvel’s Iron Man 3
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.harley-davidson.com.
Comic Expo Welcomes Nobility and Claudia Christian!
We’re proud to announce that we’ll be hosting a panel featuring the cast and crew from the “Nobility” a brand new sci-fi dramedy dubbed “The Office” in space featuring Actress Claudia Christian, Director Neil Johnson, and Actor/Writer E.J. De la Pena. On this panel details of the project’s Kickstarter, the story, and people involved will be discussed, as well as how fans can take ownership of sci-fi.
The panel will be held on Saturday, May 11th at the Long Beach Convention Center. Following the panel, the cast will do a signing. This event is being offered as part of your Long Beach Comic Expo admission on a first come, first serve basis, and seating is limited.
Tickets are on sale now – buy yours today using this link or at your local comic book shop!
See you in Long Beach!
For information on Long Beach Comic Expo and Long Beach Comic & Horror Con, please visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com!
Long Beach Comic Con is a MAD Event Management Production
About MAD EVENT MANAGEMENT
MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 15 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD’s capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution,Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.
Man of Steel gets a new trailer, Agent Smith reenters the Matrix, and Diamond Select Toys prepares for C2E2…all in this week’s Scene on the Web Weekly…in progress.