Deadpool’s Stefan Kapicic Comes to Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Maryland, Movies, Top Stories

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased announce the addition of Colossus from Marvel’s Deadpool, Stefan Kapicic as a guest of the show.

Stefan Kapicic has played more than 70 roles in theatre, film, and television. However, he is best known for his role as the iconic X-Men character Colossus, in the record-breaking Marvel/Fox feature film Deadpool directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds. Deadpool was an instant Marvel fan-favorite, making it the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. He’s currently reprising his role of Colossus in a highly-anticipated sequel of this powerful franchise. Deadpool 2 is scheduled for release on June 1, 2018.

He has also finished filming a new hit show Counterpart for Starz with Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, and Stephen Rea. Kapicic plays mysterious ex-special agent Lieber on the show. Counterpart is set to premiere in January 2018 on Starz.

Kapicic was born in Cologne, Germany. He studied at one of the most respected drama schools in Europe, Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his feature film debut in 2003 with Almost Totally Ordinary Story. His breakout role was awarded “Best Debutant” at the Nish Film Festival 2003. Feature film castings and offers immediately followed his successful debut. He went on to star in films such as: The Cordon by Goran Markovic, Street Walker by K. Djordjevic, Free Fall by V. Djukelic, Tears for Sale by Uros Stojanovic and produced by Luc Besson, One Shot by Robert Orhel, Lost Prince by Tom Rukavina, We Will be World Champions by Darko Bajic, and The Brothers Bloom by Star Wars director Rian Johnson, starring Oscar-winners Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz. He also co-starred in the Universal feature film Big Miracle with Drew Barrymore, Kristin Bell, and John Krasinski for director Ken Kwapis.

He has also seen much success on the small screen. His television credits include guest- starring in David Mamet’s The Unit and Ridley Scott’s Numb3rs, Fox’s 24 and NBC’s The Event, European shows Ordinary PeopleI, Che GuevaraVratice Se RodeLarin IzborAndrija & AndjelkaStella, and Zora Dubrovacka.

His theatre credits include National Theatre’s Hasanaga’s Wife directed by award-winning director Jagos Markovic, in which critics described his performance as “astonishing”, and shortly after, his theatre career took off. After he completed his studies, he went on to star in 50 plays, including Merchant of Venice by W. Shakespeare, Electra by Euripides, Brothers Karamazov by F.M. Dostojevsky directed by one of Europe’s most famous directors, Tomaz Pandur, Death by Woody Allen, Prometheus by Euripides, Resurrection Blues by Arthur Miller, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, ParasitesSkup, and Phone Booth. He starred in the theater performance of Romeo & Juliet at the internationally-recognised Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

The 6’4″ tall Kapicic speaks 9 languages and is great with swords, horse riding, shooting, and other physical skills.

“What a great late addition to the 2017 show!” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Stefan has a fantastic resume in general, but I thought his characterization of Colossus in Deadpool was hilarious. I cannot wait to see what they pull together for the sequel!”

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

 

D3 Go Demos Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest at HasCon 2017

September 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Gaming, Rhode Island

Press Release:

Join D3 Go! at the upcoming HASCON event for game demos of Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest, inside the Rhode Island Convention Center, at Booth #B3, during show hours on September 8 – 10. D3 Go! will be available to provide hands-on demos, interviews with members of the team, and share the latest happenings and upcoming plans for the game with all attendees.

Visitors to the D3 Go! booth at Has Con will be able to go hands-on with Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest on tablets to discover the expanding gameplay of the game.  Members from the team will be on hand to walk players through gameplay and discuss upcoming in-game events.  Fans will also have the opportunity to earn in-game currency for the games by checking in at the booth.

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

Skybound Releases Redneck “Texas Forever” Shirt to Benefit Houston Charity

September 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Comic Books, Everything Else

Press Release:

No doubt recently you saw the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought upon Houston, Texas. We at Skybound want to do our part to help those impacted by the storms and flooding. Today, we’re releasing a new limited edition version of our REDNECK “Texas Forever” shirt in the Skybound store. The proceeds from the sale of this shirt will go to the Houston Coalition for the Homeless. This Houston based charity’s “mission is to provide leadership in the development, advocacy, and coordination of community strategies to prevent and end homelessness.” REDNECK writer and Texas native, Donny Cates, picked this charity and we’re very excited to help how we can.

Below you can see the “Texas Forever” design. Make sure to order yours today and help a good cause while you’re at it!

Hero Inititaive Hosts Dave Gibbons at LBCC 2017

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to Long Beach Comic Con September 2-3 at the Long Beach Convention Center. And one of the most acclaimed comic creators of all time will be Hero’s exclusive guest!

Dave Gibbons, the author of The Originals, co-creator of Watchmen and artist of the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything” will be at the Hero booth, #411, all weekend! Come by and meet the legend and get your books signed!

And the best value at the con is surely the Dave Gibbons VIP ticket package! Packages include full 2-day attendance to the con, exclusive Dave Gibbons-signed merchandise, AND an ORIGINAL sketchcard! Tickets are on sale through Sep. 1 and can be purchased at the link…

Check it out!

And also check out Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the con floor. Swing by on Howard Chaykin, Tyler Kirkham, Scott Koblish, Ron Marz, Whilce Portacio, and Arthur Suydam! Visit them, and you can donate to Hero at the same time when you get your books signed!

Image Comics Schedule at Rose City Comic Con 2017

August 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to exhibit for the first time at Rose City Comic Con on Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 10th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* RCCC VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#747):

* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability

  • MOTOR CRUSH #6 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr blank sketch cover
  • MAGE #1 by Matt Wagner, cover by Wagner

LIMITED RCCC VARIANTS SOLD AT THE RCCC merch booth: 

  • THE REALM #1 by Seth M. Peck, Jeremy Haun, Nick Filardi & Thomas Maur

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES:

  • A.D.: AFTER DEATH hardcover by Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire, $40
  • GOD COUNTRY hardcover by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw, cover by Shaw, $35
  • KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, $35
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opeña, $35
  • MONSTRESS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, cover by Takeda, $35

LIMITED MERCHANDISE:

  • BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Image Comics: The Future of Adventure
Friday, 6:30 pm, Room 6
Decades ago, comics captured the hearts of millions thanks to the creative and never-before-seen adventures on the printed page. Now, the tradition continues, thanks to creators like Steve Lieber (THE FIX), Meredith Finch (ROSE), Valentine de Landro (BITCH PLANET), Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET), and two very special and unexpected guests. Join these creators as they discuss the art of the thrill, and balancing free-wheeling adventure tales against their real life counterparts.

Image Comics: The Future of Storytelling
Saturday, 2:30 pm, Room 6
Image Comics is home to some of the best storytellers in the comics business. The trick isn’t using the same pencil or ink as your hero—it’s thinking about comics in new and exciting ways. Emma Ríos (PRETTY DEADLY), Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Leila del Duca (AFAR), and Matt Wilson (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) co-create some of the most beautiful comics on the shelves, and are going to give you the most valuable art lesson you’ll get all year.

Image Comics: The Future of Genre
Sunday, 10:30 am, Room 6
The Future of Comics is in stories for everyone. In comics, any genre can be a smash hit or connect with readers. Do you like romance, horror, autobio, action, comedy, slice-of-life, or something else entirely? Greg Rucka (BLACK MAGICK), Michael Lark (LAZARUS), Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS), Joe Harris (ROCKSTARS), Brenden Fletcher (MOTOR CRUSH), and Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS) create works that run the gamut and may just capture your heart.

SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#747):

*wristbands will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Skottie Young (wristbands req.)
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine de Landro (wristbands req.)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM Surprise Guest Creators
  • 5:00 – 5:45 PM Greg Rucka (wristbands req.)
  • 6:00 – 6:45 PM Matt Wagner

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

  • 11:00 – 11:45 AM Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr & Cameron Stewart (wristbands req.)
  • 12:00 – 12:45 PM Greg Rucka & Michael Lark (wristbands req.)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM Jim Valentino
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Matt Wagner
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM Donny Cates (wristbands req.)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Ríos (wristbands req.)
  • 5:00 – 5:45 PM Jeremy Haun

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

  • 12:00 – 12:45 PM Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky (wristbands req.)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM Nick Dragotta
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Doug Wagner

IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

Beem, Morgan II-05
Bivens, John M-05
Brandon, Ivan C-06
Brisson, Ed CC-06
Brown, Garry L-11
Cates, Donny II-10
Dalrymple, Farel AA-02
Davisson, Zack DD-06
DeConnick, Kelly Sue U-09
De Landro, Valentine U-08
Del Duca, Leila 611
Dewey, Benjamin 611
Dragotta, Nick L-07
Finch, Meredith D-07
Fitzpatrick, Kelly Q-12
Fletcher, Brenden U-07
Fraction, Matt U-10
Gibbons, Dave 718
Graham, Brandon AA-02
Harren, James L-03
Harris, Joe F-01
Haun, Jeremy N-06
Humphries, Sam E-02
Hutchison, Megan F-02
Johnson, Daniel Warren L-09
Kaplan, Zack G-07
Keatinge, Joseph AA-01
Ketner, Lukas 611
Lark, Michael B-02
Larsen, Erik E-07
Lenox, Emi T-01
Lieber, Steve 611
Mahfood, Jim R-01
Mooneyham, Chris L-10
Nguyen, Dustin U-01
Parker, Tony N-09
Pitarra, Nick L-08
Ríos, Emma T-12
Roberson, Chris Y-01
Rossmo, Riley L-12
Rucka, Greg B-01
Schirmer, Brian U-05
Sebela, Christopher M-07

Future Con Programs Announced for Rose City Comic Con 2017

Press Release:

Smithsonian Magazine and Rose City Comic Con are excited to debut the Future Con programming track September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center! Future Con panels will highlight the intersection of science and science fiction inside Portland’s largest comic event! Future Con programming is part of Rose City Comic Con programming, so a badge to Rose City Comic Con gets you access to Future Con panels.

Thought-provoking Future Con talks include:

  • The Real Science of Zombies: What TV & Films Get Right (And What They Get Wrong)
  • Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizarding
  • The Tech of Batman
  • Emerging A.I.
  • DARPA – Pushing the Limits of Technologies and Society
  • Artificial Gravity and Faster Than Light Travel

No separate ticket is needed to attend Future Con panels!

Guests at Rose City Comic Con 2017, such as “Weird Al” Yankovic, Peter Capaldi, Felicia Day, Dominic Cooper, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Brent Spiner, Jason Isaacs, Burt Ward, and dozens more. See our full list of guests so far, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get all the latest news.

For further details, please visit the Rose City Comic Con website: www.rosecitycomiccon.com

 

FL – Marvel Legacy Release Party

Writer Jason Aaron (The Mighty Thor, Star Wars, The Unworthy Thor) appears at A Comic Shop on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM to celebrate the release of MARVEL LEGACY!

Marvel Legacy is a 50 page, single issue story which promises to reveal the secret origins of the Marvel Universe and change the way you think of Marvel Comics forever! Come buy your copy of the issue, get it signed, and then hang out with him in the Geek Easy where we’ll have movies inspired by his comics, drink specials, and prizes all night long!

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 332-9636

AfterShock Comics Exhibits at Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

August 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

Headed to Baltimore Comic-Con this year? AfterShock Comics will be there in full force to celebrate the annual convention which hosts a variety of comic creator guests, retailers, exhibitors, panels, and special events! Visit them at Booth #2004 to pick up Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive covers of Dark Ark #1 and Fu Jitsu #1.

AfterShock Creators & Staff that will be in attendance at the Baltimore Comic-Con include*:

  • Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (SuperZero)
  • Phil Hester (Shipwreck, Blood Blister)
  • Justin Jordan (Strayer)
  • Brian Stelfreeze (Alters)
  • Mark Waid (Captain Kid)
  • Mike Marts (AfterShock Editor-In-Chief)
  • Stephan Nilson (AfterShock Publishing Operations Manager)
  • Joe Pruett (AfterShock Publisher/CCO & Black-Eyed Kids)
  • Lisa Wu (AfterShock Retailers/Fan Relations Manager)
  • Ashley Wyatt (AfterShock Publishing Assistant)

*Note: Guests are subject to change

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

3rd Annual Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival

Press Release:

THE MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 10am till 4:30pm. Once again, the event will be held at the Haverhill Public Library (Haverhill, MA) and is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by River City Writers, Andover Bookstore, Haverhill House Publishing, and–of course–Haverhill Public Library.

So…who’s going to be there? We’re expanding a bit this year, adding a number of writers primarily known for their mystery and thriller novels, and our total number of attending authors and artists has passed FIFTY. Among them, we’re thrilled to welcome back Joe Hill. Joe’s new book, Strange Weather, debuts around the country on October 24th…but we’ve made special arrangements with Joe’s publisher and our friends at Andover Bookstore to have Strange Weather make its official debut three days early, at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival. Joe will be on hand to sign them, of course.

But I know you want the full list of attendees, so here you go:

  • Joe Hill
  • Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • Sarah Smith
  • Gregory Bastianelli
  • Matt Bechtel
  • Stephen Bissette
  • Daniel Braum
  • Lisa Bunker
  • Dana Cameron
  • Glenn Chadbourne
  • Jason Ciaramella
  • Joseph Citro
  • Tom Deady
  • Kristin Dearborn
  • Rachel Autumn Deering
  • Barry Lee Dejasu
  • Amber Fallon
  • Fiona’s Fright Shoppe
  • Dan Foley
  • Craig Shaw Gardner
  • Christopher Golden
  • Scott Goudsward
  • Catherine Grant
  • Kat Howard
  • Christopher Irvin
  • Nicholas Kaufmann
  • Brian Keene
  • Toni L.P. Kelner
  • John Langan
  • Fred Van Lente
  • Bracken MacLeod
  • John M. McIlveen
  • Hillary Monahan
  • James A. Moore
  • Holly Newstein
  • Errick Nunnally
  • Jason Parent
  • Philip Perron
  • Leigh Perry
  • David Price
  • Mary SanGiovanni
  • Cat Scully
  • Rob Smales
  • Thomas Sniegoski
  • Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Paul Tremblay
  • Tony Tremblay
  • John Urbancik
  • Kenneth Vaughn
  • Trisha Wooldridge
  • Douglas Wynne
  • Rio Youers

Extra fun for Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival.
The brilliant novelist Sarah Smith will be conducting her own version of “Antiques Roadshow” at the event. Bring an antique item or two and for a minimum $1 donation to the library, she’ll evaluate and discuss the items with you. Thanks, Sarah!

And here’s the panel schedule for the day:

  • 10:30 — The Dark Border: Fantasy, Folklore, Fairy Tales and Horror – Why it’s magic when they meet.
    —–Craig Shaw Gardner, Kat Howard, Hillary Monahan, James A. Moore, Cat Scully (M), Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • 11:30 — The New England Mystery Tradition — Spooky autumn helps horror, but how much are New England mystery authors inspired by the region and its atmosphere?
    —–Dana Cameron, Christopher Irvin (M), Leigh Perry, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Sarah Smith, Thomas E. Sniegoski
  • 12:30 – Horror in Comics — What makes the medium so well-suited for the weird and supernatural, and what do our panelists think is required reading from then and now?
    —–Stephen R. Bissette, Jason Ciaramella (M), Rachel Autumn Deering, Brian Keene, Errick Nunnally, Fred Van Lente
  • 1:30 — Joe Hill: A Season of Strange Weather – Interviewed by Christopher Golden
  • 2:30 – Far North Frights: Horror from above the 42nd parallel Why do so many scary writers love northern New England, from Acadia to the Northern Kingdom?
    —–Joseph A. Citro, Tom Deady, Kristin Dearborn, John M. McIlveen, Holly Newstein-Hautala, Douglas Wynne (M)
  • 3:30 – Our Haunted World: Why Do We Need and Read Horror in Scary Times?
    ——-Nicholas Kaufmann, John Langan, Bracken MacLeod, Mary Sangiovanni, Paul Tremblay, Rio Youers (M)

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North Haverhill Public Library Main
99 Main St, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-8466

WA – Adam West Day

The city of Walla Walla celebrates the life of their native Batman with ADAM WEST DAY on Tuesday, September 19, 2017! Events include a screening of the documentary Starring Adam West, a Q&A with artist Ruben Procopio, photo ops with the Batmobile, and more!

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL ITINERARY FOR SEPT 19TH:

  • ALL DAY – (Downtown) “The Adam West Experience” Every business that has a Batman sticker in the window will be offering a special promotion in honor of Adam West.
  • 11:00AM – (Land Title Plaza- 1st & Main St) – Opening Ceremony with Special City Presentation: Meet Batman and take free photos with The Batmobile courtesy of The Marcus Whitman Hotel.
  • 1:30PM – (Marcus Whitman Hotel – 6 West Rose St) – “A Conversation with Ruben Procopio”: Hear the founder of Masked Avenger Studios, an award-winning artist, animator and sculptor, talk about his work on Batman Comics, Animated classics and how he was the personal sculptor of Adam West himself. Clips of Adam West’s work will be shown and there will be door prizes. Free photos with The Batmobile courtesy of The Marcus Whitman Hotel.
  • 3:00PM – (Land Title Plaza – 1st & Main St) – Live Music with Debra Arlyn and Daniel Minteer: Kids activities, Batman mask giveaways and free photos with Batman and The Batmobile courtesy of The Marcus Whitman Hotel.
  • 7:00PM – (Gesa Power House Theatre – 111 N. 6th Avenue) – Starring Adam West: A free screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary film with a live Q & A with Director James Tooley and Producer Ralph Garman immediately following. Doors open at 6:00PM. Seats are limited and first-come, first serve. Free photos with the Batmobile courtesy of McCurley Toyota of Walla Walla.
  • 9:00PM – (Parking lot directly across from Marcus Whitman Hotel) “Lighting of the Bat Signal”
    Don’t miss this special event as we pay tribute to our hometown hero in the most fitting way possible – The Bat Signal.
  • After Party (Sapolil Cellars – 15 E. Main St.)  Come do the classic “Batusi” as you rock out to the cool sounds of Wide Stance (formerly the Hitmen). Door prizes. Funds raised will be going to Camp Rainbow Gold.

SOME OTHER ADAM WEST POINTS OF INTEREST:

  • Walk through the Marcus Whitman hotel lobby that will be transformed with memorabilia and photos of Adam West.
  • Take a walk to Heritage Park in downtown to see a rare photo of Adam and his brother John as young boys on the family farm. Photo was taken in 1935 when a young Billie Anderson (Adam West) was seven years old.
  • Take a stroll through Whitman College Campus (Boyer and Park Street) to see where Adam graduated from College. Also drive by the Beta House Fraternity on 925 E. Issacs where Adam was a member.
  • Drive by the famous Little Theater (1130 E. Sumach) to see where Adam’s acting career began. His first play, “Ladies in Retirement”, took place in the 1947-48 season. Adam’s father, Otto Anderson, was one of the founders of The Little Theater.
  • Drive by 1141 Alvarado Terrace to see one of the homes in which Adam grew up. (His room was the window in the upper left.)
  • Located next to Alvarado Terrace is Green Park School where Adam (Billie Anderson) attended.

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