Image Expo 2016 in Partnership with ECCC

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For the first time, Image EXPO teams up with ReedPOP for Image EXPO 2016 in Partnership with Emerald City Comicon. Held in Seattle, Washington, Image EXPO will bring Fans a new slate of exciting Creator announcements.

Image EXPO is an all-day event for fans, the retailer community and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. Image EXPO 2016 will feature a line-up of some of the hottest names in comics include Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST), Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE), Alison Sampson (GENESIS), Joe Harris (SNOWFALL), Leila Del Duca (SHUTTER) and offers a unique experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic–focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians and media.

Image EXPO will be held in downtown Seattle at The Showbox. Admission for Retailers and Media are complimentary on a first come, first serve basis.

In addition, Premium Admission Ticket holders will enjoy a complimentary cloth Image Comics branded tote bag stuffed with Image Expo exclusive variants, admission ticket to 18+ Image Comics’ Spring Formal dance, Priority Seating and access to a Premium-Ticket-holder-only group signing with an exciting creator lineup.

The Image Comics Spring Formal is in the style and spirit of a traditional high school dance and in celebration of the industry’s diversity and camaraderie. More details to come soon.

Image EXPO tickets are available at the link…

Tickets for Image EXPO 2016 does not get you access to Emerald City Comicon. ECCC tickets must be purchased separately.

Members of the Media interested in requesting a Press Pass should fill out this form

Comic Retailers interested in obtaining their complimentary pass should fill out this form.

When:
Image EXPO Presented by Emerald City Comicon: Wednesday, April 6, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Image Comics’ Spring Formal Dance: Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

RSVP on Facebook!

Where:
The Showbox
1426 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 628-3151

Florida SuperCon adds two wrestling legends

Florida SuperCon adds Mick Foley and Diamond Dallas Page!

Mick Foley

Mick Foley, legendary professional wrestler, multi-time best-selling author, and stand-up comic/spoken word performer, has just been announced as a special guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON July 1-4, 2016 at The Miami Beach Convention Center www.floridasupercon.com

Mick Foley has wrestled under his real name and various personas, including Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love, also known as the Three Faces of Foley. Foley is a four-time world champion (three WWF Championships and one TNA World Heavyweight Championship), an 11-time world tag team champion (eight WWF Tag Team Championships, two ECW World Tag Team Championships, and one WCW World Tag Team Championship), a one-time TNA Legends Champion, and the inaugural WWF Hardcore Champion. Foley has published a total of ten books; four memoirs, four children’s books and two novels.

Diamond Dallas Page

Diamond Dallas Page has just been announced as a special guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON July 1-4, 2016 at The Miami Beach Convention Center www.floridasupercon.com. DDP is a professional wrestler, fitness instructor, motivational speaker, creator of DDP YOGA, and actor. DDP wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), in a career that spanned two decades.

Florida Supercon is the LARGEST Comic Con in South Florida, and is a four day celebration of Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture. Go to www.floridasupercon.com for tickets.

MegaCon lands John Cusack

JohnCusack_400x400Hollywood Icon, John Cusack will be at MegaCon Memorial Day Weekend

Join us for a rare opportunity to meet the star of fan-favorite films including High Fidelity, Say Anything, Grosse Point Blank and Being John Malkovich.

For tickets visit their website!

Wizard World Offers Free Admission to ComicsPRO members in Portland This Weekend

February 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

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Wizard World, ComicsPRO Partner in Portland

ComicsProAs fortune would have it, the 10th annual ComicsPRO Annual Meeting and Wizard World are taking up residence in Portland at the same time… ComicsPRO at the Hilton Portland Thursday through Friday and Wizard World at the Oregon Convention Center Friday through Sunday.

The two organizations share a deep love of comics and the comic book industry, and are pleased to be partnering on initiatives to benefit each other.

Wizard World has offered all registrants at ComicsPRO, the trade association for comic book retailers, a complimentary entry in to Wizard World Portland this weekend, a chance for the professional retail organization’s members to meet up with creators, exhibitors and fans. Wizard World is excited to learn about the programs and advocacy that ComicsPRO continues to provide to the industry.

ComicsPRO attendees need just show their meeting credentials at the Wizard World Exhibitor Registration area to receive admission.

Geek Fest Florida Brings Comic-Con to F.A.U. Boca for Easter Weekend

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March 26th-27th 2016

http://www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

GEEK FEST FLORIDA 2016 BRINGS COMIC-CON to F.A.U. BOCA for EASTER WEEKEND*

Boca Raton, FL. – The most inexpensive comic-con event in South Florida will take place Saturday and Sunday March 26th & 27th, 2016 at the F.A.U. Student Union Building in Boca, and will feature free photo ops with special cosplay guests Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and cosplay characters like Rey and Darth Vader from Star Wars.

Saturday Night After Party Rave (free with admission) that includes entertainment for mature audience members such as Live Dj, Nerd Burlesque, Star Trek Belly Dancers, and Adult Costume Contest.

GEEK FEST FLORIDA 2016 at FAU Student Union Bldg 777 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL. 33431

This all-ages event presented by UltraCon of South Florida

Geek Fest Florida presents hundreds of tables of Anime Toys, Artist alley, Golden Age & Silver Age comics, Toys, Hot Wheels, Vintage toys like Star Wars, Marvel action figures & games, Table top gaming tournaments, card tournaments, apparel, gifts, art & much more for the entire family to enjoy..memorabilia, and collectibles. Media Guests and Famous Movie Artists such as Original Vader Sculptor Brian Muir and G.I. Joe’s Larry Hama.

The Easter Bunny will also appear for free photos, and a large Cash & Candy Sunday Easter Egg Hunt for Kids. Admission includes all access to workshops, panels, demonstrations, and costume contests with over $1,000.00 in cash and prizes.

Kids 10+ Under are free, Parking is free, All FAU students are admitted free with valid ID free.

Public admission is only $13 online in advance, or $16 at the box office.
Discount All Weekend

Package available online, and group discounts are available if you call before March 20th, 2016.

Easter Bunny Big Money Egg Hunt: Kids will be treated to free photo ops with the Easter Bunny, as well as a free Easter Egg Hunt that includes a candy exchange, cash prizes, and dozens of free Batman vs Superman movie tickets hidden in thousands of eggs.

– Free photo ops with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Rey from Star

– Kids & Adults Costume Contests with over $1,000 in Cash & Prizes

– Saturday Night After Party Rave (free with admission) that includes entertainment for mature audience members such as Live Dj, Nerd Burlesque, Star Trek Belly Dancers, and Adult Costume Contest.

ANNOUNCING: Street Fighter V Tournament !!! at GEEK FEST FLORIDA

Hosted by Level 3 X Factor

Entry fee is $10 and the prize split is:
1st = 60% of the pot + Geek Fest T-Shirt
2nd = 30% of the pot
3rd = 10% of the pot
The more people that enter the more there will be to win!

VENDORS & EXHIBITORS WANTED
Free Electricity – No Percentage Fees – No Hidden Fe

Cancel your plans, Clear you schedule, JOIN US FOR GEEK FEST Florida Sat & Sun March 26-27, 2016

Here’s the info page for vendors if you would like to join us smile emoticon
http://ultraconofsouthflorida.com/vendors-exibitors/

visit anyone of the two websites & join our journey to Geek Fest Florida 2016

Visit www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com & www.GeekFestFlorida.com

Wait we have more to offer

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$40 OFF when you buy the Weekend Pass !! – 2 Full Days Admission, FREE Geek Fest T-Shirt, and After Party Rave Ticket !! $65 VALUE for ONLY $25
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OFFER ENDS Midnight Feb 29, 2016 – ORDER NOW !! *Geek Fest T-Shirts in assorted sizes – first come, first served.

Long Beach Comic Expo Announces Special Guests, Sponsorships, and Programming for 2016

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LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS, SPONSORSHIPS AND PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEBRUARY 20 & 21

February 15, Long Beach, CA – In advance of Long Beach Comic Expo, Mad Event Entertainment unveils an all star guest line up, along with sponsors, innovative programs and new partners, in preparation for the 7th annual Long Beach Comic Expo this coming weekend. The Expo will play host to more than 120 guests and 80 panels and will take over two exhibit halls of the Long Beach Convention Center.

Special Guests

Long Beach Comic Expo recognizes the following special guests for their unparalleled excellence in the realm of both comic books and animation. As comic book culture remains at the core of Long Beach Comic Expo, we are proud to announce the following special guests appearing at this year’s show:

• Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of Marvel’s DEADPOOL, which premiered in theaters on February 12, 2016;

• Chris Claremont, writer of THE UNCANNY X-MEN, of the most beloved and influential comics series in the history of the medium;

• Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, bestselling co-writers of DC entertainment’s HARLEY QUINN and co-creators of SUPER ZERO from Aftershock Comics;

• Rachel and Terry Dodson, comic book artists on STAR WARS: PRINCESS LEIA, TEEN TITANS, and HARLEY QUINN;

• Jae Lee, Eisner award-winning artist of Marvel’s INHUMANS, FANTASTIC FOUR; 1234, and DC’s BEFORE WATCHMEN, BATMAN/SUPERMAN

• Greg Weisman, acclaimed animation writer and producer of STAR WARS: REBELS; YOUNG JUSTICE, and more. Author of the fan favorite RAIN OF GHOSTS YA novels;

Click here for a complete list of guests.

Show Sponsors

• Long Beach Comic Expo is proud to welcome Academy of Art as its newest Premier Sponsor. Academy of Art University is the largest private art and design school in the United States; offering classes online and at their expansive San Francisco campus. Join them at their booth to discuss education, applying, and careers in illustration, animation, game design, costume design and much more. Several Academy of Art artists will be in attendance, presenting demos and instructing in live drawing sessions.

• Additional sponsors include: Bernina, Comicraft, Lyft, SGX Pring, Sun Newspapers, and Triple 9.

Program Highlights

As in past years, attendees will be treated to a wide array of programming (Click to download a PDF of the programming schedule). Highlights include:

* The return of Space Expo, featuring two days of workshops and panels presented by the Columbia Memorial Space Center.

* Publisher panels featuring writers and artists from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and Image.

* #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists and fans can learn the entire process of making comics from comic book greats all weekend long. Topics include How to Build a Portfolio, Breaking Into Comics, Writing and Marketing.

* The second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity event with renowned reporter (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) and acclaimed comic book writer (GENIUS) Marc Bernardin who will be the event’s keynote speaker.

* Amazing animation panels: DISNEY AFTERNOON, GARGOYLES,- and YOUNG JUSTICE, featuring major voice actors.

* GeekFest Film Fest films at Long Beach Comic Expo, the only Los Angeles area venue to host the full slate of programming for the world’s 1st traveling film fest of “geek” films.

* Kids programming including How To Draw Comics for Kids.

* A Saturday night Cosplay Contest and Cosplay panels.

Long Beach Comic Expo has two additional discounts to offer attendees this year. Attendees who present their badge at the popular Aquarium of the Pacific will gain admission to the aquarium for only $9.00, discounted from the normal rate of $29.95! This discount is good, both the weekend of the show, as well as the following weekend. LYFT will be the official car service of this year’s show, offering discounted rides to attendees. Details can be found on site at the show.

Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests, exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Expo, Saturday, February 20 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 21 from 10:00 am – 5:00 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now at www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.

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

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ABOUT LONG BEACH 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.

Doctor Who Stars Appear at Boston Comic Con 2016

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Doctor Who fans, rejoice! Because you’ve demanded them, we’re bringing to Boston Comic Con 2016 two of the most popular companions in the Doctor’s history: KAREN GILLAN and JENNA COLEMAN! This is sure to be an event that no Whovian will want to miss. They will each appear on Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th to sit on Q&A panels, sign autographs, and pose for photos with fans.

Jenna Coleman is an English actress best known for her role as Clara Oswald in television series Doctor Who. Marvel comics fans will also recall Jenna as Bucky’s girlfriend in the hit film Captain America: The First Avenger. She can next be seen in the upcoming television drama Victoria as Queen Victoria and the film Me Before You.

Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress best known for her roles as Amy Pond in the popular BBC series Doctor Who and as the female villain Nebula in the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy. Her other credits include the lead role in the horror film Oculus, lead character in the ABC TV series Selfie, Not Another Happy Ending, and The Big Short.

Plus we’ve got a fantastic list of 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! Check the website for full details on exciting events!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

RSVP on Facebook!

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!

Beverly Comic Con Returns on April 2nd

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The third annual Beverly Comic Con will be hosted at Porter Mills on Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM!

Free to the public and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.

Live music, art, performances and magic!

Special guests include DJ7L & MC Esoteric of CZARFACE, Robert Gill of Batgirl, Transformers, XO-Manowar, Andrew MacLean of Head Lopper and Apocalyptigirl, and SCARECROWOVEN of MTV, Mondo and Lion Forge Comics.

Alongside our partners at Wicked Art Bar, Porter Mills, Montserrat College of Art, and the newly formed Beverly Arts District, we bring you a fantastic day of comics, art & pop culture!

Plenty of parking across the street & super kid friendly.
Free admission
Doors open at 10am
Brought to you by Tryptic Press and States of Terror Vol. 2

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Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

MegaCon adds some heavy hitters

MegaCon adds Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Adam West & Burt Ward!

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True believers, meet Comic Legend Stan Lee at ‪#‎MegaCon‬, May 26-29!

Stan Lee, the creator of the X-Men, Spider-Man, and the Hulk, returns to Orlando by popular demand! At 93, the legendary creator has enjoyed an extraordinary career that spans over seven decades. We are proud and excited to announce that he has chosen MegaCon as one of his limited appearances in 2016.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet the legend himself!
Tickets Available Online: bit.ly/MEGAtix

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Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes Strike Back at MegaCon!

Join us for the special event on Saturday, May 28th as the legendary duo takes the stage together in JAY & SILENT BOB GET OLD. And don’t miss out on Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes posing for photo ops for the first time in an exclusive MegaCon experience!

NOTE: Admission to MegaCon is NOT required to attend the special event, but is required for photo ops. Photo Ops will go on sale alongside all other guests, 3-4 weeks before the event.

Adam West and Burt Ward in Batman.

Hoo Guest News, Batman – the Dynamic Duo is coming to ‪#‎MegaCon‬ for the first (and last!) time!

Join Adam West & Burt Ward in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Batman television series at MegaCon as part of their final convention tour!

For More Information on MegaCon visit HERE!

Long Beach Comic Expo Reveals Kids Programming Slate for 2016

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The Long Beach Comic Expo has shared with us their kids programming slate for their upcoming convention. The full programming announcement is expected later today.

LBCE Kids DeadpoolBeth Sotelo’s GRUMP
Who is that weird kid lurking out the window of his dilapidated house? It’s Grump! Join Beth Sotelo as she talks about the inspiration behind her wonderful creation, and shows you step by step how to draw Grump as well as other figures from your imagination!

Creating Your Own Super-Hero
Have you always wanted to create your own Super-Hero, but didn’t know how? Now you can learn! In this interactive session for kids, Ray-Anthony Height teaches how to create the Hero of your dreams.

Draw Off with Trav & Friends
Come join Travis Hanson, Eisner nominated fantasy illustrator, in an epic draw off for the ages! Test your imagination and artistic skills with special surprise guests Stephan Franck (iron giant, smurfs, silver), Ray a.height (midnight tiger), Ben Risbeck (fantasy and game illustrator), Joel Gomez (Wildstorm, gears of war) and more!

How to Draw Comics For Kids
Create your own comic book page with Felipe Smith and Juan Gedeon, two professional comic artists who will teach you the basics of how to draw and actual comic book page. See how the Pro’s do it, and then do it yourself!

How Your Kids Can Enjoy Cosplaying
Panelists: Minibobafett, Chihiro & Cheiko, ESJ Cosplay, Ainsley Parks
Educating on how to have the best experience with your kids in cosplay. Helpful hints and tips with some do’s, dont’s and bewares.

Kids Create Characters
Kids of all ages, come to this fun and informative session with artist and instructor Patrick Scullin. Learn how to draw and create your own characters and tell stories with pictures. Patrick is the creator of Super Siblings, the all ages comic series and Pandamonium, the Pirate Panda Adventure book.

My Little Pony
Join My Little Pony writer Christina Rice and My Little Pony artist Tony Fleecs as they guide you through their fun world and teach you how to create your own My Little Pony comic book story!

Sparking Creativity with The Art of the Squiggle
Join Mike Kunkel as he teaches kids how to spark their creativity by starting out with a simple squiggle. Adults might find this technique super helpful as well!

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