MegaCon 2104 Gets SHI Exclusive Visit

Shi - Way of the Warrior

Press Release:

March 18, 2014

Bayport – New York

March 1994 saw the debut of Billy Tucci’s modern-day samurai fable, “Shi”, when “The Way of the Warrior” #1” first hit the comic shelves and created an unlikely self-publishing smash hit that still resonates to this day. Illustrated by Tucci, co-written with Peter Gutierrez, and colored by Barry Orkin, “Way of the Warrior” transcended independent publishing with a unique melding of Japanese mythology, history, and action not seen before in comics and inspired a host of imitators.

Now after twenty years, three Eisner award nominations and 3 million copies in print, Shi kicks off an anniversary celebration tour with a new series and rare exclusives.

“All of our London exclusives have sold out and now we’re planning more extremely limited books and prints exclusive to the conventions I’m attending this year.” Tucci noted, “And I can’t think of a better way to kick off our Shi 20th Anniversary Celebration Tour than at a show very near and dear to my heart, MegaCon!”

The tour’s American leg begins this weekend in Orlando with the exclusive the “Shi – Way of the Warrior #1 MegaCon 20th Anniversary Edition” book and lithograph. Both are limited to only 25 editions with each signed and numbered by Billy Tucci.
MegaCon will also see the American debut of the “The Shi – Way of the Warrior #1 20th Anniversary Sketch Cover Edition” and all-new exclusive Shi lithographs.

Tucci concluded, “I cannot believe it’s been twenty wonderful years since Shi’s debut on the world stage and the original MegaCon Tampa show in 1994 was my first comic convention so this is going to be a great homecoming.”

Shi Shi

FL – Neal Adams Signing at Mike’s Comics in Orlando

Legend Neal Adams Signing the Wednesday, March 19th, before MegaCon in Orlando.

Neal Adams. Mikes comics

For more info check out Mike’s Comics website.

Updated Schedule of Events for MegaCon

eliza_dushkuThe new schedule of events is now available on the MegaCon website.

Additions:

Sunday, March 23rd
Q&A Panel with Manu Bennett
Room S320
2:20 PM – 3:10 PM

Cancellation:

Sunday, March 23rd
Q&A Panel with Eliza Dushku

See the entire schedule HERE!

Where to Park for MegaCon

megaconparking2014We would like to share the following announcement on behalf of the Orange County Convention Center, the venue of MegaCon 2014.

The following map indicates available parking areas for MegaCon 2014 during the dates of March 21-23. The OCCC charges $9 per standard sized vehicle or $15 for oversized vehicle (RV or Bus). The OCCC will be providing complimentary shuttle services to and from the Destination Parkway Garage and Flat Lot, which is directly across from the Hilton Orlando hotel.

If you are staying at the DoubleTree Orlando by Sea World, the host hotel for MegaCon 2014, MegaCon will be providing complimentary shuttle service to and from the convention center and the Doubletree Friday-Sunday.

If you are staying at one of the hotels on I-Drive or Universal Blvd and do not want to drive over, there are cabs in the area that will drop you off in front of the South Building. Cost may vary based on distance away.

An alternative is utilizing the I-Ride Trolley, which has pick up and drop off locations in numerous locations up and down I-Drive. You can pay $2.00 per ride or purchase off their website or at your hotel, a 3 day unlimited pass for $7.00. This is a great alternative if you want to get back and forth to MegaCon without having to drive and find parking. For more information on the I-Ride Trolley for pick up and drop off locations or to purchase a trolley pass, please visit their website at:

http://www.iridetrolley.com/

Enter the Megacon Autograph Hunt this weekend!

megacon_autohun“Hunt down sixteen of MegaCon’s great artists, get all their autographs and you could win art from all of them!”

Grab your game piece from one of sixteen amazing artists and start the hunt!

Collect them all and you’ll get an entry form to fill out and be entered for our daily prize pack!

For more info on MegaCon check out their website!

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Hero Initiative hits MegaCon 2014 with Herb Trimpe!

Hero Initiative Convention SpecialsPress Release:

Hero Initiative hits Orlando MegaCon with original Wolverine artist Herb Trimpe!

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 10, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit that aids comic veterans in medical and financial need, will hit the Orlando MegaCon from March 21-23 at the Orange County Convention center in Orlando, Fla. And Hero will be the ONLY place to see the ORIGINAL Wolverine artist, Herb Trimpe! Make sure you stop by booth #733 to meet Herb!

In addition, artist George Pérez will be at his own booth, #417 on the floor, signing books and doing sketches for benefit of Hero Initiative all weekend. Make sure you swing by on the nicest man in comics!

Meanwhile, back at the Hero booth, fan-favorite Wolverine and Incredible Hulk artist Adam Kubert will make an appearance Saturday from 1230-130 p.m. Adam will be doing only TWO convention sketches all weekend, and they’ll be done at the Hero booth for Hero Initiative! Fans can enter a raffle to get the right to claim one of the two $250 sketches!

While at the Hero booth, take a look at our con specials: the Archie: 50 Times an American Icon softcover and the ACTOR Comics Presents, regularly $10 each, now just $1 each, while supplies last, one of each per customer, at the con only!

When you get hungry after walking in the con floor, make sure you eat at Uno Chicago Grill, 8250 International Dr., just down the street from the convention center! Show your MegaCon badge or wristband, and Uno will donate 20% of your bill BACK to Hero! Food plus charity equals a win/win!

And a bountiful bevy of your favorite creators will be raising money for the Hero Initiative cause all weekend as well! Please visit these people, and throw a couple bucks in the jar for Hero when they autograph your books!: Amanda Conner (#425), Cully Hamner (#626), Dan Jurgens (#525), Laura Martin (#624), Ron Marz (#516), Mike Mayhew (#518), Mike McKone (#616), Jimmy Palmiotti (#425), Mike Perkins (#516), Brandon Peterson (#517), Brian Pulido (#533), Bart Sears (#524), Arthur Suydam (Red #15-#18), Frank Tieri (#427), Tim Townsend (#616), Mark Waid (#419), and Skottie Young (#525)

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

 

 

FL – Snuffy Smith Signing

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Press Release:

Snuffy Smith visits the Sunshine State! BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH cartoonist, John Rose, will be doing Snuffy Smith Chalk Talks, Children’s Cartooning Workshops and book signings in the state of Florida to promote the release of his new book, “The Bodacious Best of Snuffy Smith.” In his chalk talks, Rose talks about his career as the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, shows samples of his work and draws some of the comic strip’s most popular characters for the audience.

Chalk Talk and Book Signing in The Villages, Florida Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:00 p.m. Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center, located at 1526 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, FL 32162. For more information, call 352-430-2950.

FL – Neal Adams Signing

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Comics legend NEAL ADAMS appears at Heroes Landing on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 4:00 until 7:00 pm! First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each). Catch him before the rush at MegaCon!

Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com and Jason will work out characters and prices with you. You can also call Jason Adams at 212-869-4170.

Neal Adams is an American comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow; as the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates; and as a creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

RSVP on Facebook!

Heroes Landing 
12348 Roper Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711

FL – Magnus: Robot Fighter #1 Signing

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Fred Van Lente, Tony Kordos, Wil Quintana, Ozzy Fernandez sign at Heroes Haven on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm!

Press Release:

Dynamite Comics is bringing MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER back! To celebrate the release, Magnus Robot Fighter writer FRED VAN LENTE (Marvel Zombies, Cowboys & Aliens, Deadpool, Archer & Armstrong) will join our Heroes’ Haven Comics Exclusive Cover artists OZZY FERNANDEZ, TONY KORDOS and WIL QUINTANA! These exclusives will sell out quick! CGC CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE! Grab a copy, get them signed and hang out with us! Be there or be square! For more information and RSVP click here

THE GOLD KEY UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING! Superstar Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, Amazing Spider-Man, Archer & Armstrong) and the astounding Cory Smith (Fathom) present a stunning re-imagining of Magnus: Robot Fighter you never saw coming! In the blink of an eye, young martial artist Magnus has everything taken from him…his father, his wife, his entire life. He’s suddenly thrust into a futuristic world he doesn’t understand, populated by humans and robots living together in oppression! Can Magnus fight to get his life back…and once he learns the truth about himself, will he want to? Magnus: Robot Fighter#1 hits stands on Wednesday March 12, 2014.

Heroes Haven
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
813-269-8859

80′s Toons Gone Wild at MegaCon

MegaCon After PartyJust a reminder, don’t miss out on one of the hottest parties during MegaCon 2014, hosted by our friends over at Moshi Moshi Productions.

-The 5th Annual MEGACON Attendees After Party-
Moshi-Moshi productions presents…
80’s Toons… gone WILD!
SATURDAY March 22, 2014 8PM-2AM
@ Backstage nightclub in (The Rosen Plaza Hotel)
***FREE VALET PARKING FOR THE EVENT***

●▬TICKETS▬●

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/80s-toons-gone-wild-tickets-10195564207

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