July 1, 2015 by Joe Fauvel
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Author Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis, Green Arrow, JLA) appears at Books-A-Million on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM!
12801 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323
Wizard World Comic Con Orlando Added To Largest Pop Culture Convention Schedule, August 5-7, 2016
Inaugural Event Set For Orange County Convention Center
ORLANDO, Fla., June 3, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Orlando to its 2016 schedule. The inaugural event will be held August 5-7 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Celebrity and comics creator guests and other details about the event will be announced as they are confirmed..
Wizard World has 26 events scheduled on its 2015 calendar. Confirmed events for 2015 and 2016 are available at www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html. Along with Albuquerque, N.M., and Greenville, S.C., Orlando is one of three inaugural shows to date scheduled for 2016 Wizard World debuts.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Orlando show hours are tentatively set for Friday, August 5, 2016, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con Orlando is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor.
For more on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Orlando, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-orlando.html.
Attendees interested in seeing Kevin at Supercon need to purchase an additional ticket for this exclusive event. Ticket prices range from $5 to $40 per seat. CLICK HERE for tickets or go to https://register.growtix.com/e/florida_supercon_2015/482. Please note that fans who are interested in attending the live performance must have a Florida Supercon 2015 Ticket and also purchase an additional Ticket to “An Evening with Kevin Smith”.
Doors open at 7:00, Show starts at 7:30 on the main stage.
Ticket prices range from $5 for General Admission to $40 for premium seating. All attendees to this special event will receive a special “An Evening with Kevin Smith” attendance badge. Premium seating includes a pre-signed 8×10 photograph from Kevin Smith!
Plus: View Askew fans will not want to miss the big View Askew Reunion panel on the Main Stage, Sunday June 28th at 4:15pm, featuring: Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran, Marilyn Ghigliotti, and Joey Lauren Adams… and maybe an extra surprise too!
Florida Supercon is June 25-28, 2015
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33139
Bob Andelman appears at Emerald City Comics on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM!
11 a.m.: Bob Andelman will be signing copies of “Will Eisner: A Spirited Life,” the deluxe second edition, updated, expanded and fully illustrated.
1 p.m.: In addition, Andelman will present a talk and slideshow on Eisner and the 75th Anniversary of The Spirit.
2 p.m.: He will also record an episode of his podcast, Mr. Media Interviews with a comics creator TBD. Live music will be performed by Mr. Media’s house band, The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show.
Emerald City Comics
4902 113th Ave N, Clearwater, Florida 33760
Following The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin, bestselling author Brad Meltzer’s third Culper Ring thriller, The President’s Shadow, delves into little-known parts of American history to reveal government cover-ups, secret military locations, and the key to national archivist Beecher White’s father’s untimely death while in the navy special unit called the Plankholders. With his signature fast-paced, suspense-filled storytelling and incredible historical research, Meltzer will surprise even his cleverest readers with what Beecher discovers.
Nova Southeastern University – Alvin Sherman Library
3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-1013
Brad Meltzer (JLA, Identity Crisis, Green Arrow) appears at the Vero Beach Book Center on Saturday, June 20th at 1 pm to present his latest novel The President’s Shadow.
Following The Fifth Assassin and The Inner Circle, Brad Meltzer is back with his new political thriller book from the #1 New York Times bestselling Culper Ring series: The President’s Shadow.
There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I find those stories for a living.
To most, it looks like Beecher White has an ordinary job. A young staffer with the National Archives in Washington, D.C.,, he’s responsible for safekeeping the government’s most important documents…and, sometimes, its most closely-held secrets.
But there are a powerful few who know his other role. Beecher is a member of the Culper Ring, a 200-year old secret society founded by George Washington and charged with protecting the Presidency.
Now, the current occupant of the White House needs the Culper Ring’s help. The alarming discovery of the buried arm has the President’s team in a rightful panic. Who buried the arm? How did they get past White House security? And most important: what’s the message hidden in the arm’s closed fist? Indeed, the puzzle inside has a clear intended recipient, and it isn’t the President. It’s Beecher, himself.
Beecher’s investigation will take him back to one of our country’s greatest secrets and point him towards the long, carefully-hidden truth about the most shocking history of all: family history.
Vero Beach Book Center
2145 Indian River Boulevard, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Brad Meltzer’s new political thriller book from the #1 New York Times bestselling Culper Ring series, The President’s Shadow, goes from the discovery of a severed arm in the Rose Garden to uncovering family secrets.
Meltzer is the one of the only authors to have books on the bestseller lists for Advice, Children’s Books, Comic Books and Non-Fiction. He is also the host to two television shows, Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2 and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel.
About the book:
There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I find those stories for a living.
To most, it looks like Beecher White has an ordinary job. A young staffer with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., he’s responsible for safekeeping the government’s most important documents . . . and, sometimes, its most closely held secrets.
But there are a powerful few who know his other role. Beecher is a member of the Culper Ring, a 200-year-old secret society founded by George Washington and charged with protecting the Presidency.
Now the current occupant of the White House needs the Culper Ring’s help. The alarming discovery of the buried arm has the President’s team in a rightful panic. Who buried the arm? How did they get past White House security? And most important: What’s the message hidden in the arm’s closed fist? Indeed, the puzzle inside has a clear intended recipient, and it isn’t the President. It’s Beecher, himself.
Beecher’s investigation will take him back to one of our country’s greatest secrets and point him toward the long, carefully hidden truth about the most shocking history of all: family history.
About the Author:
Brad Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and six other bestselling thrillers. His nonfiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, were also New York Times bestsellers. He is the host of the History Channel series Brad Meltzer’s Decoded and the Eisner Award-winning writer of Justice League of America. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida. You can find much more about him at www.BradMeltzer.com. You can also see what he’s doing right now at Facebook.com/bradmeltzer and Twitter.com/bradmeltzer.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty reunite for the first time in nearly 30 years to make a limited number of convention appearances together, as they celebrate the anniversary of the legendary Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars maxi-series. This will be a rare opportunity to meet, greet and get autographs from all three of the original creators of one of the most important publishing events in comic book history.
Prior to the official launch of the tour, artists Mike Zeck and John Beatty will make a stop together for a special pre-tour celebration at HEROESCON: June 19-21, 2015 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find and HeroesCon owner Shelton Drum said “When I heard there was going to be a new Secret Wars series, I just knew I had to get Mike Zeck and John Beatty to do a variant cover for my show (pictured at right). Secret Wars #8 has always been one of my favorites, and I am in love with their new interpretation. Having them at HeroesCon is just icing on the cake“. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your copy of the 2015 SECRET WARS ISSUE #1 HEROESCON VARIANT, featuring penciller Mike Zeck, and inker John Beatty, who reunited to recreate their classic Secret Wars Issue #8 cover, replacing the original characters with their contemporary counterparts.
The formal tour begins when writer Jim Shooter, penciller Mike Zeck, and inker John Beatty reunite at FLORIDA SUPERCON: June 25-28, 2015 at The Miami Beach Convention Center, in Miami, Florida. Florida Supercon owner Mike Broder said “I’m thrilled to have Florida Supercon as the formal launch point for this reunion tour! Secret Wars was such a groundbreaking concept thirty years ago, and helped fundamentally change how comic books approach big events, marketing, licensing, etc.. Plus, it couldn’t be more relevant than today, just as the new Secret Wars series from Marvel Comics hits the shelves. It really is an honor and privilege to play host to these three legendary creators.”
The second stop will be KANSAS CITY COMIC CON: August 7-9, 2015 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Matt Driscoll, owner of the convention said of the tour “Secret Wars is a milestone that has influenced writers and artists ever since its publication in 1985. We are proud to have the creative team of Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty join us at Kansas City Comic Con to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the most iconic series in Marvel history”
The tour will then continue at the CONNECTICUT COMICONN: August 14-16, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center, Uncasville, Connecticut. Connecticut ComiConn producer Mitchell Hallock stated “Having all three of the Secret Wars creators with us … Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck and John Beatty … together at the Mohegan Sun this August for the con is a dream come true. I’m sure fans will come from miles around to say hello, shake their hands, get an autograph or three and say “thank you for making one of the greatest comic book stories ever!”
There are at least three additional tour stops planned, which will be announced shortly. More events may be added down the line as well. Please visit the creators own websites www.mikezeck.com or www.johnbeattyart.com for additional shows at which they will appear.
Mike Zeck, legendary Bronze Age penciler and creator of Spider-Man’s black costume, said of the tour … “We’re putting the band back together!” Looking forward to this reunion with Jim Shooter and John Beatty to celebrate the original Secret Wars series and hail the arrival of the new Secret Wars. It’s been very gratifying to see our original series maintain its popularity and remain in print for the past 30 years. A rare success! Hope to see you at one of our dates”
John Beatty, inker extraordinaire, stated “The big picture of Secret Wars is the fans. Having fans tell me through the years over and over that this series either brought them back to reading comic books, or started them reading comic books. I never dreamed, or could have at the time, that Secret Wars with Mike Zeck and Jim Shooter would have kept its appeal for three decades. Being able to share in the history of this series with both Jim and Mike is a bit surrealistic in many ways. It’s a huge blessing that we are still able to get together 30 years later and show our appreciation for the fans who made the series the success it has been and hopefully will continue to be. Thank you all!”
Jim Shooter, legendary writer, artist, editor, and publisher said of the tour “Secret Wars turned out to be a watershed in the history of the medium. I’m glad I was part of it and I am very, very happy to get together again with brilliant artists Mike Zeck and John Beatty.”
Don’t miss this once in 30 years opportunity to get your comics signed by all of the creators who made it happen so many years ago … Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty.
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner appear at Heroes Haven for a signing on Saturday June 20, 2015 from noon till 2:00 PM! The best power couple in the comic book industry are coming back to Heroes Haven Comics in honor of their newest releases STARFIRE #1 and HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #1!
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618