William Shatner Beams Down to Boston Comic Con 2016

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Iconic actor WILLIAM SHATNER beams down to Boston Comic Con to celebrate the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK, the most beloved sci-fi franchise in history! As Captain James T. Kirk, Mr. Shatner led the intrepid crew of the starship Enterprise through the eponymous television series, an animated show, and seven feature films as well as participating in the creation of comic books, video games, novels, and more. This is the exclusive New England convention appearance by Starfleet’s most venerated hero in 2016!

William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, and recording artist. In addition to Star Trek he has played the title character in the cop drama TJ Hooker, hosted the reality show Rescue 911, and memorably starred as attorney Denny Crane in both The Practice and its spinoff Boston Legal, a role which earned him two Emmys and a Golden Globe award. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures with many other notable appearances including The Twilight Zone, The Man from UNCLE, Mission: Impossible, Miss Congeniality, and numerous commercials as a celebrity pitchman. He has also written the TekWar series of science fiction novels which was adapted for television.

William Shatner will appear at Boston Comic Con on Friday August 12th and Saturday August 13th ONLY. Further details including signing times, photo ops, and VIP packages will be forthcoming as the show draws closer. Please follow our social media for updates and more guest announcements.

Tickets for Boston Comic Con will go on-sale on Friday February 12th.

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!

Star Wars Art Awakens!

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In honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here’s a look back at the art show dedicated to the movie!

 

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The winning image of the Art Awakens contest!

 

WI – Walking Dead Co-Creator Signing

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Tony Moore, co-creator and original artist of THE WALKING DEAD and artist of DEADPOOL, VENOM, FEAR AGENT, GHOST RIDER, PUNISHER, and so many more, appears at House of Heroes Comics on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Bring your own books, buy some at House of Heroes, and/or pick up some rad merch and art prints from the wide variety he’ll have available – including a signed and numbered limited edition screen-printed tour poster (only 10 available per shop!) Walking Dead #150 cover prints, and a chance to win a super-rare painted Sketch Variant Walking Dead #1 Artist Proof Edition (only 1 per shop!).

There will also be hosting a Walking Deadpool costume contest with Tony Moore being the judge! Interpret “Walking Deadpool” anyway you want to and come in for your chance to win super cool prizes!

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House of Heroes Comics + Games
407 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 231-5500

Orlando Toy & Comic Con Returns

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Orlando Toy and Comic Con returns on Sunday January 31st, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at a new location, the Holiday Inn in Orlando, FL! Guests include Darwyn Cooke (The Twilight Children, Catwoman), Amanda Conner (Starfire, Harley Quinn), Jimmy Palmiotti (Power Girl, Jonah Hex), Tony S. Daniel (Batman & Robin Eternal, Teen Titans), Billy Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock), Tim Townsend (Doctor Strange, Uncanny X-Men), John Layman (Chew, Batman Eternal), and more!

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MD – Dreaming Eagles Signing

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Garth Ennis, the legendary writer behind the graphic novels that inspired the upcoming AMC television series PREACHER, will be making a special stop at Third Eye Annapolis on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to sign copies of his brand new AFTERSHOCK COMICS series, DREAMING EAGLES!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

OR – Silver Surfer #1 Signing

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Michael and Laura Allred, the penciler/inker and colorist of titles including FF, Madman, iZombie, Red Rocket 7, X-Statix, and so much more, appear at Nostalgia Collectibles on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM till 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of the first issue of the Marvel’s All-New, All-Different SILVER SURFER!

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Nostalgia Collectibles
527 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 484-9202

FL – Batman & Robin Eternal Signing

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Writer/Artist Tony S. Daniel appears at Famous Faces and Funnies on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from noon till 4:00 PM!

Tony is currently working on Deathstroke and Batman & Robin Eternal, and has worked on books such as Detective Comics (he wrote and drew the story where the Joker’s face was cut off in Detective Comics Vol 1), Spawn, Batman, Flash, Teen Titans, Justice League, Superman/Wonder Woman, X-Force and more!

The Riley and Kimmy Show will also be joining us to talk comics with you. You can check out their daily podcast at the link.

You can also catch Tony Daniel at the Orlando Toy & Comic Con on Sunday, January 31 alongside DARWYN COOKE, BILLY TUCCI, JOHN LAYMAN, AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI! FFF will be there with a few tables, so we hope you can join us! Tickets are on sale at the store now for only $15 each!

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Famous Faces and Funnies
3020 New Haven Avenue W, West Melbourne, FL 32904
(321) 259-3575

CT – The Walking Dead Signing

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Star of The Walking Dead, Michael Cudlitz, makes a special appearance in The Shops concourse as part of Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check. The acclaimed actor who plays Sergeant Abraham Ford in the hit horror series The Walking Dead greets fans on Saturday January 16th with a live Q&A at 7:00pm followed by a signing at 7:30pm.

Participation is one a first-come first-served basis. Due to time restrictions, Michael Cudlitz will only be signing one piece of memorabilia or the headshot given out at the event per person. There will be no personal photos or photo personalization. This event is bracelet-only. Bracelets will be distributed at 5:00pm at the signing area in The Shops concourse. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Bridge of Spies Arrives on Blu-Ray Combo Pack and Digital HD on February 2

January 8, 2016 by  
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Disney and Dreamworks invite you to take a step back into an era of espionage and Cold War. Steven Spielberg directs a dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on a near impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

Press Release:

Steven Spielberg’s Critically Acclaimed Spy Thriller Starring Tom Hanks Arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital HD February 2, 2016

SYNOPSIS:   A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on a near impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. High stakes and suspense power a story inspired by true events that capture the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

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CAST: Tom Hanks (Saving Mr. Banks, Philadelphia and Forrest Gump) as James Donovan, Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, The Other Boleyn Girl) as Rudolf Abel, Amy Ryan (Birdman, Goosebumps) as Mary Donovan, Sebastian Koch (TV’s “Homeland,” The Danish Girl) as Wolfgang Vogel, Alan Alda as Thomas Watters (The Aviator, Crimes and Misdemeanors), Austin Stowell (Whiplash, TNT’s “Public Morals”), Mikhail Gorevoy (Die Another Day, BBC’s “Space Race”) as Ivan Schischkin and Will Rogers (A Good Marriage, The Bay) as Frederic Pryor.

DIRECTOR:                          Steven Spielberg (Academy Award© winner for Best Director on Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List)

PRODUCERS:                      Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt (Into The Woods) & Kristie Macosko Krieger (Lincoln)

WRITERS:                             Matt Charman (Suite Francaise), Ethan Coen & Joel Coen (Academy Award© winners for No Country for Old Men and Fargo)

RELEASE DATE:                  February 2, 2016

PRODUCTS:                         Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand

BONUS:                                   A CASE OF THE COLD WAR: BRIDGE OF SPIES  – The story of James Donovan, Francis Gary Powers and Rudolf Abel encapsulates the Cold War era—a tense political climate shrouded in propaganda, espionage and the threat of nuclear war.  This piece explores the characters and the real-life people they’re based on, ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks share personal stories of the Cold War, describing how experiences from their youth were part of the attraction to the script, how this influenced the way they approached the film and why the history behind Bride Of Spies resonates across generations and is relevant in today’s political climate.

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U-2 SPY PLANE: BEALE AIR FORCE BASE – Showcases spectacular footage shot at the Beale Air Force Base of the U-2 plane and the scene where Powers and other pilots are instructed about their spying mission, including a cameo appearance in the film by Francis Gary Powers son, Gary Powers Jr. and discussion with the Air Force liaison about the significance of the scene and why they got behind the film.

SPY SWAP: LOOKING BACK ON THE FINAL ACT – Steven Spielberg and his team stage the pivotal scene of the film at Glienicke Bridge, the very same location where the historic exchange of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel and U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers took place. Gary Powers Jr. shares his memories of his father’s experience with voiceover recordings from Francis Gary Powers, as filmmakers and the cast recreate a page of Cold War history while filming in the presence of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel 

BERLIN 1961: RECREATING THE DIVIDE – A mix of behind-the-scenes footage with iconic archival imagery transports viewers to another place and time as the filmmakers construct the Berlin Wall, envision what it was like to cross through Checkpoint Charlie, and recreate the divide. On set in Berlin just days after the 25th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a historian who lived through the experience describes what being there means to her. In Poland, where the Wall was recreated for the film, tanks, hundreds of extras and powerful sequences make the setting feel epic and surreal.

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

FEATURE RUN TIME:    Approximately 141 min.

RATING:  PG-13 in U.S.

ASPECT RATIO: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 2.40:1 | DVD Feature Film = 2.40:1

AUDIO: Blu-ray = 7.1 DTS | DVD = 5.1 Dolby

LANGUAGES: English, French & Spanish

SUBTITLES: English SDH, French & Spanish

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: facebook.com/BridgeOfSpies

Twitter: @BridgeOfSpies

Website:  www.bridgeofspies.com

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns in 2016 on January 9th

January 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

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It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Saturday January 9th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center 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 graphic novelist Tony Bourne and local indy creator Steven Williams.

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.

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