OUAT’s Jennifer Morrison Appears at Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

From Storybrooke to the Emerald City – Jennifer Morrison will appear at Emerald City Comic Con 2018! Join her on the ECCC Main Stage at 6:15 PM on Friday, March 2nd for an inside look on her time as Emma Swan and find out how she really feels about Once Upon A Time coming to an end. She will also be available for Autographs & Photo Ops on Thursday March 1st – Saturday March 3rd. Get tickets at the link!

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Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us March 1-4, 2018. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

CCR 2018 Reveals Exclusive Dustin Nguyen Art

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We are excited to announce that the Comic Con Revolution 2018 character art is by industry icon Dustin Nguyen. He is the first artist to interpret the character designed by Patrick Scullin in 2017. Nguyen’s artwork will be featured on promotional posters and flyers throughout the spring so keep an eye out at your favorite comic shop starting this March.

We will be revealing the character’s name in the coming weeks as well as making an announcement about a very special project that will shed some light on her origin.

The stunning art will also be featured on our 2018 Limited Edition Pint Glass and 2018 Limited Edition Art Tee Shirt.  Both are available now for preorder on our website.  Quantities will be limited on site in May and the only way to guarantee yours is to pre-order yours today.

About Comic Con Revolution:
Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles. We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts. At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves. The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love. Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible. We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike. Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.

For the most up to date information about the show, including our latest guest list additions, head over to www.ComicConRevolution.com/Ontario

 

 

Nickel City Con Presents: Clerks Screening + Jason Mewes Q&A

Press Release:

Join Nickel City Con as Jay & Silent Bob’s more loquacious half, Jason Mewes, hosts a LIVE, in-person Q&A before a screening of Kevin Smith’s timeless filmmaking debut CLERKS at the North Park Theatre on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9:30 PM!

$15 tickets available HERE…

SPECIAL OFFER: The first 100 tickets sold will get a FREE Friday pass to the Con! A $15 value.

About CLERKS:
When Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran) is reluctantly put in charge of the Quick Stop market on his day off, he tries, though half-heartedly, to perform his minimum-wage duties as efficiently as possible. This gets tough amidst the on-going fight with his girlfriend, Veronica (Marilyn Ghigliotti), and his attempt to get back together with his ex-girlfriend, Caitlyn Bree (Lisa Spoonhauer).

Meanwhile, his friend and alter ego Randall (Jeff Anderson) is working behind the counter of the adjacent video store — at least when he feels like it. Randall’s unabashed disdain of his place of employment, a long with his self-admitted hatred towards its customers is a sharp contrast to Dante’s feeble attempts at the niceties of customer service. Much of the film consists of Randall and Dante’s criticism of their customers, their lives, and the world in general.

Clerks, filmed in black-and-white on a budget of only $27,000, began the career of writer director Kevin Smith, who would go on to make Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).

About Jason Mewes:
Jason Mewes is an American television and film actor, film producer and internet radio show host. Born and raised in Highlands, New Jersey, along with his best friend and future filmmaker Kevin Smith. He has played Jay, the vocal half of the duo Jay and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith), throughout the View Askewniverse films.

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North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 836-7411

MomoCon Presents Retro Sing-Along Adult Karaoke

February 14, 2018 by  
Filed under Animation, Anime, Convention News, Georgia

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Join MomoCon at Southern Sky Brewery on Saturday, March 3rd from 7:00 – 10:00 PM for a Sing Along of your favorite Disney songs, Cartoon theme songs, and fun stuff from childhood! Have a beer and join in the fun!

Costs: $10, includes two pints! Due to the nature of the venue, this event is 21+ only.

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Parking: Parking is plentiful in the Southern Sky surrounding lots, and free! Always be safe and Uber/Lyft or bring a DD if you wish to partake in alcohol!

Southern Sky Brewing Company
1590 N Roberts Rd, STE 208, Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 702-8318

 

Old School comes back to New Hampshire

FINALLY, A TRUE OLD SCHOOL COMIC BOOK SHOW

I wanted to make the kind of show I would want to be part of both as a guest and as a vendor, I was tired of seeing everything BUT comics and I hated seeing talented artists play second fiddle to movie stars and wrestlers…. so here’s what we’re did……….

– COMICS, ART & ARTISTS will be the STARS OF THE SHOW
– A 20,000 sq.ft.venue will be PACKED WITH COMICS & ART
– EVERY booth for vendors & ARTISTS will be giant 10×10!
– It will be be right off the highway and easy to get to!
– There will be plenty of FREE PARKING on-site!
– You will see vendors from as far as CA w/ CRAZYSTUFF
– The first 100 people in line get a Franck Uzan signed print!
– You will see AWESOME original art! ~ KIRBY covers & pages!
– You will see over 40 booths of Silver & Golden age COMICS!
– You will see GREAT ARTISTS and some INCREDIBLE ART!
– THIS IS OLD SCHOOL COMIC GREATNESS!
– COMICS, ORIGINAL ART & AWESOME ARTISTS.
– You will NOT see mugs of root beer on your long boxes or art
– You will NOT see a band of Pirates when you enter
– You will NOT see photo shoots or contests….COMICS & ART
– You will NOT see movie stars or wrestlers, no puppet show…
– You will NOT see fortune tellers or knick knack pattywhacks…
– You will NOT see jugglers or magicians running around…

COMIC BOOKS ~ ORIGINAL ART ~ AWESEOME ARTISTS

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good pop culture con like the rest of us but this ain’t that, this show is about COMIC BOOKS & ART.

If you’re like me and want COMIC BOOKS, ORIGINAL ART & the ARTISTS who make it all happen to be the MAIN FOCUS of the show and not second fiddle……….. then this is the place for you! COME BE PART OF THE MAGIC!

One day only! Saturday April 28th, 10a-5p at the 20,000 sq.ft. EVERETT ARENA, exit 14 off I93 in CONCORD, NH

GUEST LIST:
http://littlegiantcomics.com/old-school-comic-show.html

(still a lot more to add I’m trying to keep up!!)

There is some INCREDIBLE TALENT COMING SO FAR!!

Hillsboro Library Comics Fest 2018

February 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

Join the Hillsboro Public Library for two afternoons of graphic novel and comic presentations and events. Dark Horse Comics’ Chris Roberson (Hellboy, Serenity, iZombie) and Patric Reynolds (Hellboy, Aliens) will be keynote speakers. Costumes are welcome! Check out the two-day schedule below.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH

10:00 – 11:45 AM
Come mingle and get your merch signed!

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Collaboratory – Create your own superhero power bands

12:00 PM
Event Room – Creating Comics for Children
Community Room – Cosplay: What is it, and how can I get involved?

1:00 PM
Event Room – Latinx Voices in Comics with Terry Blas
Community Room – Crowdfunding and Marketing Your Comic with Justin Reuff

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Event Room – Chris Roberson, Keynote

3:30 PM
Event Room – Creating Comics for Teens with John Dover, Justin Reuff

4:30 PM
Event Room – Superheroes: Creating a Hero’s World with John Dover
Community Room – Artist Renderings: From Concept to Published Pages with Patric Reynolds

5:30 PM
Show off your costumes, play board games, and meet like-minded comic aficionados!

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25TH

10:00 – 11:45 AM
Come mingle and get your merch signed!

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Community Room – Comics and Higher Education

12:00 PM
Event Room – Evolution: Creating a New Series with Joe Keatinge, Joshua Williamson, Chris Sebela, and James Asmus (Image Comics)
Community Room – Villians: Creating a Nemesis for Your Hero! with Patric Reynolds, Jon Dover

1:00 – 2:30 PM
Event Room – Patric Reynolds, Keynote

2:30 PM
Event Room – Working for the Big Publishers: What It’s Like to Work with DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse with Patric Reynolds, Alin Silverman
Collaboratory – Cosplay and the Collaboratory

3:30 PM
Event Room – Do You See Yourself in Comics?
Community Room – Comics and the Power of Intellectual Freedom with Charles Brownstein, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

4:30 PM
Event Room – Digital Comics: How to Create Online Comics with Kel McDonald
Community Room – Building a Comic Book from the Ground Up with Jon Dover, Dan Schaefer

5:30 PM
Show off your costumes, play board games, and meet like-minded comic aficionados!

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Hillsboro Public Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 615-6500

Image Expo 2018 Rounds Out Guest List

Press Release:

Todd McFarlane, Gerry Duggan, John McCrea, Farel Dalrymple, Chris Sebela, Jody LeHeup, Brian Haberlin, and Rob Guillory will be making appearances at IMAGE EXPO in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, February 21st. Expo ticket holders will be the first to learn of their exciting new projects, plus even more special surprise guests yet to be announced. IMAGE EXPO 2018 Premium ticket sales will close Wednesday, February 14th.

McFarlane is the creator of SPAWN, co-founder, partner, and President of Image Comics as well as the founder of McFarlane Toys. Film director, artist, writer, and producer McFarlane is widely recognized as one of the most influential comic book creators of the last two decades. SPAWN’s hugely popular May 1992 debut sold 1.7 million copies—a still unsurpassed feat for an “independent” comic book series. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, film, and award-winning animation.

Duggan is a writer and producer whose recent comics include Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Uncanny Avengers, and Chewbacca. After writing for G4’s gaming and pop culture show Attack of the Show, Duggan and comedian Brian Posehn wrote the black comedy THE LAST CHRISTMAS, illustrated by Rick Remender and published by Image Comics. His following Image project, INFINITE HORIZON with artist Phil Noto, was nominated for an Eisner in 2008. ANALOG #1 co-created with David O’Sullivan from Image Comics hits stores on Wednesday, April 4th.

McCrea is an Irish comics creator whose previous work with Image Comics included his supernatural science series MYTHIC, co-created with Phil Hester.

Dalrymple is the creator of POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER (2017, Image Comics) and POP GUN WAR: GIFT (2016, Image), The Wrenchies (First Second Books, 2014), It Will All Hurt (Study Group Comic Books, 2015), and Delusional (AdHouse Books, 2013). Farel was a co-founder and contributor to the comic anthology, Meathaus, and the artist on Palefire (Secret Acres, 2015) written by Mk Reed, PROPHET (Image Comics, 2012) by Brandon Graham, and Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics, 2010) by Jonathan Lethem.

Sebela is a two-time Eisner-nominated writer living and working in Portland, Oregon. He’s the co-creator of books such as Heartthrob, High Crimes, We(l)come Back, Dead Letters, and Short Order Crooks, as well as having written books including Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella, Detective Comics, Escape From New York, Captain Marvel, Injustice: Ground Zero, and DEMONIC.

LeHeup is the co-writer and co-creator of SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER! with Sebastian Girner and Nil Vendrell Pallach. A former editor, Jody worked on series including Uncanny X-Force, Deadpool, and Strange Tales for Marvel Comics as well as Quantum and Woody for Valiant Comics.

Haberlin is a comic book creator, artist, writer, editor, and educator. He is the creator or co-creator of titles including WITCHBLADE, Aria, Stone, Area 52, Hellcop, Anomaly, Shifter, and many more. He teaches art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and through his Digital Art Tutorials, which are available through Image Comics.

Guillory is known for his distinct, animated art style that has graced the pages of Image Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW, Dark Horse, and Valiant Comics. He’s won multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards and is co-creator with John Layman on the New York Times bestseller CHEW from Image Comics.

Previously announced creators confirmed to take the stage at IMAGE EXPO 2018 include Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI), Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, SEVEN TO ETERNITY), Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), and Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS). IMAGE EXPO is an exclusive opportunity for fans to get early exposure to the Image Comics’ most industry-shaking announcements, a first look at creative process, and learn insider details about this top talent.

IMAGE EXPO 2018 is a unique all-day experience for fans to have unheard of 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.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $100. A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes a program guide book and access to EXPO programming.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive IMAGE EXPO variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.

Join us at the official IMAGE EXPO After Party, which will be held from 7-10 p.m at Jackknife (614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205). No ticket necessary, swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.

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In 1992, Image Comics changed the face of the comic book industry and now–more than 25 years later–Image Comics continues to inspire creativity and foster innovation. In 2013, that tradition continued with the launch of IMAGE EXPO, an all-day event for fans, the retailer community, and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. Since then IMAGE EXPO has garnered mainstream news coverage and an industry reputation as one of the most newsworthy events of the year. IMAGE EXPO continues to grow in reach and influence.

IMAGE EXPO will be held at Leftbank Annex. The Leftbank Annex brings a sleek and well-coordinated event infrastructure to the raw, industrial ethic of a pre-war building. Through a skeleton of timber, concrete, brick, and steel, you’ll find large projectable surfaces, controlled lighting, superb access, and outstanding electrical infrastructure. You have the flexibility to transform the space into anything you can imagine, or to leave its authentic raw backdrop. The possibilities are endless.

Image Comics fans can follow the latest IMAGE EXPO updates at imagecomics.com/expo.

MoCCA Arts Festival 2018 Unveils Badge Art

Press Release:

The Society of Illustrators is excited to share the badge art for the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival created by illustrator, comic book artist and animator Rebecca Mock. These beautiful images will appear on badges worn by Exhibitors, VIP, Press, Staff, and Volunteers at the MoCCA Arts Festival, to be held on April 7th and 8th, 2018 at the spacious and modern Metropolitan West located at 639 West 46th Street in Manhattan.

Mock’s colorful, detailed badge art imagery describes “festival life”, with characters busily preparing for the Fest: Printing on a risograph, working at an artist’s desk, instagramming “haul”, transporting merchandise to the Fest, and setting up a festival booth. Follow the Society’s instagram (@soi128) to see the complete set, plus a special animated illustration create by Mock!

Rebecca Mock specializes in atmospheric, cinematic art. Her first graphic novels Compass South and the sequel Knife’s Edge (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), both written by Hope Larson, follow the story of young twin explorers, whose adventures introduce them to new lands and stories while uncovering important life lessons including gender roles and identity. Mock’s next project, Salt Witch, will be released in 2020.

Mocks’ diverse body of work also includes gif illustrations as well as environmental concept art, background painting, and classic illustration. Her work has been featured  in The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME, Politico, BBC, HBO, Nautilus, Medium.com, Riot Games, Fullbright, and JetBlue.

Mock will be attending the Fest as a Featured Artist. Further scheduling information about her attendance will be available in future announcements. To learn more about this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival click here.

About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education. The 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 7-8th, 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).

Legendary X-Men Writer visits ComicCon Revolution

The Revolution is almost here! Legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont will be at Comic Con Revolution – West Palm Beach – Saturday, February 24th at the Palm Beach County Convention Center! Don’t miss it!

Buy your tickets today & save as prices increase at the door!
Get more info at bit.ly/CCRWPB
Get tix at bit.ly/CCRWPBtix

Kids 12 & under get in FREE with a paid adult. (Limit 2 kids per paid adult.) — in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Anime Boston 2018 Welcomes Amanda C. Miller & Jez Roth

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Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its fourth round of North American guests of honor today. Voice Actor Amanda C. Miller and Designer Jez Roth will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

From voicing Cherche and Sully, the knight nicknamed “The Woman to End All Men” in Nintendo’s Fire Emblem: Awakening, to filling bad guys with arrows as the Marvel superhero Kate Bishop/Hawkeye, and losing her ever-loving mind as Junko Enoshima and Toko Fukawa in the Danganronpa video game series, Amanda C. Miller is best known for playing spunky, badass, and occasionally deranged heroines (and villains) in anime and video games. You can currently hear her as Sailor Jupiter in the VIZ dub of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, as Boruto Uzumaki in Boruto: Naruto the Movie (and the forthcoming TV series), Mikage in Durarara!!x2, Menchi in Hunter x Hunter, and as Ride in Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans on Toonami. Other roles include Ibuki in Coppelion, Seiji Nomi and Megumi in Accel World, Takeru in Squid Girl, MAGES, Tamsoft, and C-Sha in Hyperdimension Neptunia, Nine in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, and Yulier in Sword Art Online.

Jez Roth started sewing at the age of 13 on small crafts and at the local dance studio before falling in love with the art of cosplay at Katsucon 1998. After many years of competing at anime convention masquerades, winning Best in Show 16 times with tailored costumes and heavily choreographed skits, he moved to Las Vegas to work for The Venetian designing the Opera Gowns. Eventually he landed at Cirque du Soleil’s water spectacular O building costumes.

He has represented the United States at the IOEA Otaku Expo in Japan as a Cosplay Guest, and also helped choose the Canadian World Cosplay Summit representative for 2016. He believes that the world of costuming is an endlessly fascinating pursuit—from armor to gowns, giant puppetry to monsters. His artistic journey came full circle in 2015 when he was hired as an Artistic Consultant for One Piece: Gold film, working with Toei Animation to give their film a fully realized Las Vegas feel.

Previously announced guests include FLOW, Asaka, Greg Ayres, Monica Rial, Hideyuki Tomioka, Katsuyuki Sumizawa, Hirokatsu Kihara, Michihiko Suwa, Kaoru Wada, Kaiji Tang, and Josh Grelle.

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.

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