MomoCon Costume Contest Sponsored by Dragon Con

February 21, 2018 by  
Filed under Convention News, Cosplay, Georgia

Press Release:

Get your sewing machine ready! MomoCon’s awesome partner convention Dragon Con will sponsor the MomoCon Craftsmanship Costume contest, with the Best Masters (Overall) winner receiving a prize pack including two Dragon Con weekend memberships and a weekend stay (Friday-Monday) at the Marriott Marquis during the Labor Day event!

This prize is in addition to current prizing, and we will have many more announcements coming your way about contests, guests, prizing, tournaments, and so much more!

Full rules and requirements for the Craftsmanship and Closet Costume contests are available at: momocon.com/contests, entries are limited and signups are on site only, starting 2pm Friday.

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Have you registered for MomoCon 2018 yet?  Register as soon as possible to get the best rate on your 4-day membership for MomoCon 2018. Right now it is the early bird rate of $55, before the rate increase on January 1st. Be sure to register today and save!

About MomoCon   

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.

First Second & MacKids Schedule for Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

First Second and MacKids will be exhibiting at booth 1602 during Emerald City Comic Con on March 1-4, 2018, with featured guests Vera Brosgol (BE PREPARED), Jen Wang (THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER), and Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll (SPEAK: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL).

The full list of :01/MacKids authors at the show includes: Nidhi Chanani, Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, Tricia Levenseller, Nilah Magruder, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, MK Reed, Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson, Ngozi Ukazu

Thursday, March 1

  • 2:00 PM Swoon Reads Giveaway Hour
  • 3:00 PM Taran Matharu’s The Outcast Galley Giveaway
  • 4:00 PM Hope Larson’s All Summer Long Galley Giveaway
  • 5:00 PM Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Enamel Pin Giveaway
  • 6:00 PM Marissa Meyer’s Wires & Nerve Print and Renegades Sampler Giveaway

Friday, March 2

  • 11:00 AM Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll, Speak: The Graphic Novel Signing
  • 12:00 PM Educator Giveaway Hour
  • 1:00 PM Caleb Roehrig’s White Rabbit Galley Giveaway
  • 2:00 PM Sophie Cameron’s Out of the Blue Galley Giveaway
  • 3:00 PM Tillie Walden’s On a Sunbeam Sampler Giveaway
  • 4:00 PM Vera Brosgol, Be Prepared Giveaway and Signing
  • 5:30 PM Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing

Saturday, March 3

  • 11:00 AM Tricia Levenseller, The Daughter of the Pirate King Signing
  • 12:00 PM Ngozi Ukazu, Check, Please! Galley Giveaway and Signing
  • 2:00 PM Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing
  • 3:00 PM Mary Pearson’s Dance of Thieves Galley Giveaway
  • 4:30 PM Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina Signing
  • 5:30 PM Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, The Silence of Our Friends Signing
  • 6:30 PM Reading Without Walls Giveaway

Sunday, March 4

  • 11:00 AM Dan Santat’s After the Fall Tote Bag Giveaway
  • 12:30 PM Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson’s The City on the Other Side Signing and Giveaway
  • 1:30 PM Nilah Magruder, How to Find a Fox Signing
  • 2:30 PM Michael Dante DiMartino’s Rebel Genius Notebook Giveaway
  • 3:30 PM Benjamin Harper and Sarah Hines Stephens’s Bug Girl Giveaway

MICE 2018 Announces Dates

Press Release:

The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) 2018 will be held the weekend of October 20−21, 2018, at Lesley’s University Hall in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA. For our 9th annual event, MICE will continue to bring you special guests and comic creators from New England and beyond along with a full schedule of hands-on workshops and engaging panel discussions. We here at MICE HQ are busy planning another great year and can’t wait for you to join us!

Applications to exhibit at MICE will open April 2nd. Keep an eye out for our registration guidelines in the weeks to come.

Further information available on the website: www.micexpo.org

Dark Horse Announces Emerald City Comic Con 2018 Exclusives

Press Release:

Dark Horse is proud to announce its selection of exclusive merchandise available at Emerald City Comic Con. We have two new gorgeous convention exclusive variant covers set to debut: American Gods: My Ainsel #1 and Critical Role – Vox Machina: Origins #1!

All exclusive merchandise will be available at the Dark Horse booth (#1708) for all of ECCC 2018. Please note, there will be a fixed number of exclusives set aside for each day of the convention.

Check out the full roster of Dark Horse’s convention exclusives, along with quantity and price, below!

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1000
Only 5 per person per day

Critical Role – Vox Machina: Origins #1 Convention Exclusive (Deborah Hauber)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1000
Only 5 per person per day

American Gods: Shadows #1 Emerald City Comic Con Exclusive (Becky Cloonan)

$5.00
Limited Edition of 500

Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1 Convention Exclusive (Daniel Warren Johnson)

$10.00
Limited Edition of 750
5 per person per day

American Gods: Shadows #1 Convention Exclusive (Skottie Young)

$10.00
Limited Edition of 1,400
5 per person per day

Black Hammer #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

$10.00
Limited Edition of 1,400
5 per person per day

William Shatner LIVE in Providence!

Boldly go and check out this exciting event coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 7:30pm!
Direct Link to tickets HERE!

Anime Boston 2018 Welcomes Brandon McInnis & J. Michael Tatum

Press Release:

Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its sixth round of North American guests of honor today.  Voice Actors J. Michael Tatum and Brandon McInnis will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

J. Michael Tatum was nurtured on anime classics including Star Blazers, et al.  This reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.

Discovered by Funimation warhorse Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, France in the Hetalia franchise, Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss, and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. More Recently, Tatum can be heard in the epic My Hero Academia as Teyna Iida.

Brandon McInnis is a voice, stage, and film actor who has worked as a translator and interpreter in Japan.

Credits include Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings Online, Keita Amano in Gamers!, Samon Gokū in NANBAKA, Horatio Kojas in Knight’s & Magic, Corteo in 91 Days, Sōnosuke Izayoi in Danganronpa 3, Dr. Love in ēlDLIVE, Patrick Phelps in Black Butler, Ryūji in Shōnen Maid, Ken Sudō in Classroom of the Elite, Merlane in Heroic Legend of Arslan, Hideyori Toyotomi in Samurai Warriors, Atsushi Toushirō in Touken Ranbu, Alain Lernier in Joker Game, Erlang Shen in SMITE, Bartholomew in CONfessionals, and more.

Previously announced guests include FLOW, Asaka, Greg Ayres, Monica Rial, Hideyuki Tomioka, Katsuyuki Sumizawa, Hirokatsu Kihara, Michihiko Suwa, Kaoru Wada, Kaiji Tang, Josh Grelle, Amanda C. Miller, Jez Roth, Rachel Robinson, and Christopher Bevins.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 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, Inc.: 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.

Massive Comic Con Cancels 2018 Show; Will Return in 2019

February 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Convention News, Massachusetts

Massive Comic Con has announced via their Facebook page that they will not be holding a show in 2018, with promises that it will return in 2019:

“Good afternoon MASSive Comic Con fans! As you may have noticed things have been quiet around these parts. Well we’re here to let you know that we are going to be taking a year off in 2018. We currently have a new partnership in the works that is going to mean BIG things for MASSive Comic Con in 2019: Bigger Celebrities, Bigger Comic Creators, More Vendors, More Entertainment! Expect everything you have loved about MASSive Comic Con thus far just on a more MASSIVE scale!”

Emerald City Comic Con 2018 Presents Sketch Fighter

February 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Washington

Press Release:

The quick-draw game that pairs comic book artists with stand-up comedians returns to the Emerald City Comic Con. On March 3rd at 1PM PST, four teams will compete on the floor of ECCC, with only one emerging victorious.

Match 1 will feature CHRIS BURNHAM (Nameless, Batman Inc.) and EMMETT MONTGOMERY taking on SARA RICHARD (My Little Pony, Jem and the Holograms) and RON SWALLOW. Match 2 will see CHRISSIE ZULLO (Fables, Madame Xanadu) and SILAS LINDENSTEIN vs. YEHUDI MERCADO (Rick and Morty, Sci-Fu) and SALLY JORDAN. The teams that do not advance out of the first round will face each other for the bronze medal. The semi-final winners will then square off to determine which team is sketch-fighting-champion!

The event will be hosted by TOM FRANCK and DYLAN COLE. All of the action can be watched by those not attending ECCC as the match will be streamed live on SyFy.com. Viewers – both in-person and watching the stream – can offer clues for the players to draw throughout the game on the Sketch Fighter Twitter Page: @sketch_fighter.

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Dark Horse Announces ECCC 2018 Programming Schedule

Press Release:

Visit Dark Horse Comics at Booth #1708 during Emerald City Comic Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get your hands on some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Get colorin’ on our communal coloring wall! The wall will feature pages from the #DHColors Coloring Book line! Canvases will vary throughout the weekend but include pages from The Legend of Korra Coloring Book, Avatar: The Last Airbender Coloring Book, The Witcher Adult Coloring Book, and the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book. Check out our signings and panels, too!

Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from our friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!

We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth.

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
FEMINA AND FAUNA: THE ART OF CAMILLA D’ERRICO, RAINBOW CHILDREN, HELMETGIRLS: Camilla d’Errico

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE: Patric Reynolds

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

3:00 – 3:45 PM:
ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

4:00 – 4:45 PM:
ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara, Sebastián Fiumara

5:00 – 5:45 PM:
THE VISITOR: HOW AND WHY HE STAYED, RASPUTIN: THE VOICE OF THE DRAGON, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1955: Chris Roberson

6:00 – 6:45 PM:
HALO: RISE OF ATRIOX: Jonathan Wayshak, John Jackson Miller

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

11:00 – 11:45 AM:
TOMB RAIDER: Phillip Sevy

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk
TBA: Kristen Gudsnuk, Rafer Roberts

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN: Adam P. Knave, DJ Kirkbride

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
LOBSTER JOHNSON, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1954: Stephen Green

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
DEPT. H: Sharlene Kindt

3:00 – 3:45 PM:
STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS: Jody Houser

4:00 – 4:45 PM:
AMERICAN GODS, KABUKI, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack

5:00 – 5:45 PM:
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS: Irene Koh

6:00 – 6:45 PM:
THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Hope Nicholson, Patrick Rothfuss, Amy Chu, Vita Ayala

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

11:00 – 11:45 AM:
ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
DEPT. H: Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
TREKKER: Ron Randall

3:00 – 3:45 PM:
ANGEL CATBIRD: Johnnie Christmas, Tamra Bonvillain

4:00 – 4:45 PM:
HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk
TBA: Kristen Gudsnuk, Rafer Roberts

5:00 – 5:45 PM:
DOCTOR STAR & THE KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS: Max Fiumara

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

11:00 – 11:45 AM:
SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Jose Pimienta

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
USAGI YOJIMBO: Stan Sakai

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin, Ron Chan
PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin

PANEL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

12:15-  1:15 PM: Seriously, What’s Up With Editors

(Location: TCC L3-R1)

Have you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to be one? Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, IDW, and Oni Press want to give you insight on breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher! Join Dark Horse’s Katii O’Brien, BOOM! Studios’ Cameron Chittock, IDW’s Sarah Gaydos, and Oni Press’ Desiree Wilson for a rare behind the panels look at the secrets to building successful comic and graphic novel programs.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

12:15 – 1:15 PM: Geeking Out On Secret Loves

(Location: WSCC 604)

The Secret Loves of Geeks is the newest anthology from editor Hope Nicholson about love, sex, and dating with stories from cartoonists and professional geeks who tell their intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring stories. Join speakers Hope Nicholson, Priya Huq, Levi Hastings, Amy Chu, and Harris O’Malley AKA “Dr. Nerdlove” for personal stories of modern love across the gender and sexual identity spectrums.

 

4:45 – 5:45 PM: ElfQuest – 40 Years of Pointy Ears

(Location: TCC L3-R2)

February 2018 wraps up 40 years of Elfquest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indy fantasy comic with Wendy and Richard Pini, co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind the scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978. The newest – and final – issue of the Final Quest series will hit the stands the day before ECCC opens, so you’ll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you’ve been saving up for years! Moderated by Tia Vasiliou of comiXology.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

10:45 – 11:45 AM: Dark Horse Manga

(Location: TCC L3-R1)

2018 marks Dark Horse’s 30th anniversary of publishing manga! From last year’s Eisner-nominated Wandering Island, to legendary series Lone Wolf and CubBerserkBlade of the ImmortalAstroboy, and Oh My Goddess!, to contemporary titles such as I Am a HeroFate/ZeroDanganronpaDrifters, and Hatsune Miku, we’re proud to release a wide spectrum of works from Japanese creators. Join translator Zack Davisson and Dark Horse editor Carl Horn for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

 

1:15 – 2:15 PM: Artists Who Write

(Location: TCC L3-R1)

Whether it’s the adventures of a teen bandit, a villain with a heart of gold, a rabbit ronin, a superhero girl, or anything in between, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join Colleen Coover (Bandette), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Adam Warren (Empowered) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh. Joe Golem: Occult Detective artist Patric Reynolds will moderate this star-studded panel!

Cast of The Princess Bride makes their way to Orlando

Inconceivable!

CARY ELWES, CHRIS SARANDON, and WALLACE SHAWN, stars of the cult classic The Princess Bride, head to Orlando.

MegaCon is held at the Orange County Convention Center May 24-27, 2018 in Orlando, FL.

Get your tickets now!

For more information click here.

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