CA – Rick Remender Book Club

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Writer Rick Remender appears at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM to discuss two of his series from Image Comics, BLACK SCIENCE and DEADLY CLASS!

PLEASE NOTE! This is an RSVP-required event. If you don’t already have a spot reserved for this one, please stop in at Beach Ball Comics, call the store at 714-826-6127, or drop an email at bbc@cornerstorecomics.com to get on the list. RSVP’ing on the Facebook event page does NOT secure you a spot.

Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-6127

TN – Watchmen Colorist Signs

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Colorist John Higgins appears at Rick’s Comic City on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM. He has worked on Watchmen, The Killing Joke, Before Watchmen, Hellblazer, The Boys, War Stories, Jonah Hex, and Judge Dredd and is the creator of Razorjack just to name few projects. He will have prints and artwork for sale.

RSVP on Facebook!

Rick’s Comic City
2710 Old Lebanon Rd Suite 3, Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 883-7890

DC – March: Book 2 Signing

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Rep. John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin appear to speak about March: Book Two on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

This event has reached capacity in the Pearl Bailey Room. There will be additional seating available in the restaurant, where you will be able to listen and watch via video stream. Space in the restaurant will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All attendees will be able to be part of the book signing – all welcome! Books avialable via Politics & Prose.

Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe Street NE, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 636-7230

IL – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Meet Gene Luen Yang, award–winning author and nominee for the National Book Award, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. He will discuss Boxers and Saints and describe the genesis of the two-volume graphic novel project about the Boxer Rebellion. He’ll talk about why historical events intrigue him and what he learned while researching. Lang’s talk will be followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. Open to all ages.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910
847-392-0100

Bob’s Burgers LIVE on Tour

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Press Release:

Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.

By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!

Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.

VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!

*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.

The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA

Dark Horse Announces Wizard World Portland 2015 Schedule

Press Release:

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES WIZARD WORLD PORTLAND 2015 SCHEDULE!

WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON 2015
DARK HORSE COMICS * BOOTH 109

Join Dark Horse Comics at Wizard World Comic Con! We’ll be at the booth handing out giveaways and offering free signings with comics creators! Come check out our comics, books, and products for sale!

Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from our friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Certain restrictions may apply. All events are subject to change.

SIGNINGS

Below are featured comics and the writers and artists who will be signing them. Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing while supplies last. Comics will also be available for sale (availability pending).

Buffy 11FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. MASS EFFECT Jeremy Barlow

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. LADY KILLER Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich

3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. MISFITS OF AVALON Kel McDonald

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Jeremy Vanhoozer (franchise creative director at PopCap Games), Paul Tobin, Ron Chan

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. BANDETTE, COLDER, PROMETHEUS, THE WITCHER Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover (Bandette)

PANELS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

Getting Respect: Comics Go to College with Dark Horse’s Diana Schutz, Too Much Coffee Man’s Shannon Wheeler, PSU’s Susan Kirtley, and PSU’s Jon Holt

Room: C120
Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Comics and graphic novels have come into their own as subjects worthy of—indeed, demanding—attention from academia. Historians and cultural theorists teach courses, hold conferences, and publish books on various aspects of sequential art, and colleges and universities teach courses in comics as literature and social history as well as how to make them. Here to give an overview of various ideas about and approaches to comics studies are a cross section of comics scholars and teachers, including Diana Schutz (longtime Dark Horse executive editor and instructor at Portland Community College), Shannon Wheeler (creator of Too Much Coffee Man and instructor at Portland State College of the Arts), Susan Kirtley (director of rhetoric and composition at Portland State University; author of Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass), and Jon Holt (assistant professor of Japanese literature and manga at Portland State University). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch, Disguised as Clark Kent).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

Buffy Birthday Party!

Room: C120
Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Dark Horse Comics is hosting a party celebrating Buffy Summers’s birthday (just a bit belatedly—her birthday is January 19)! At this special panel, there will be Buffy trivia, Buffy “Hush” Pictionary, and more—fun times with PRIZES! Plus, find out what it’s like to continue the Whedonverse in comics with Dark Horse editor Sierra Hahn, writer Christos Gage, and artist Rebekah Isaacs! Happy birthday, Buffy!

Dark Horse Manga: An Afternoon with Carl Horn
Room: C123
Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Oh My Goddess!, Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, and many more! Today the publisher continues to print some of the industry’s best-selling titles, including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Unofficial Hatsune Mix (as seen on David Letterman), and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join Dark Horse’s resident manga guru and editor extraordinaire, Carl Horn, for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

Dark Horse Builds Characters
Room: C120
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Dark Horse Comics kicks off 2015 at Wizard World, right here in Portland! Join Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson, editor in chief Scott Allie, publicist Aub Driver, and special guests for a sneak peek at some of the year’s most newsworthy comics and programs, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Archie vs. Predator, The Strain, and more!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

Plants vs. Zombies!
Room: C120
Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Ready your PEASHOOTERS! Dark Horse Comics brought you the official Plants vs. Zombies comic series as well as The Art of Plants vs. Zombies, released in a partnership with PopCap Games, creators of the smash-hit video game. Now meet some of the people behind these hilarious, all-ages, action-filled zombie romps—Jeremy Vanhoozer, creative director of Plants vs. Zombies at PopCap; Paul Tobin, PVZ writer; PVZ artist Ron Chan; and Dark Horse PVZ editor Philip Simon!

Meet Michael Golden, Some Portland Trail Blazers, and More at Wizard World Portland 2015

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Press Release:

MICHAEL GOLDEN MEETS THE TRAIL BLAZERS!

(A Comic Con Night to Remember)

PORTLAND, OR – Call it a little “February” Madness, but with the Wizard Portland Comic Con approaching like a full court press, the area’s leading pop culture show isn’t letting any lead up time idle, tapping slam dunk artist Michael Golden (“Fantastic Four,” “Deadpool”) as the shooter creating an amazing art piece featuring five of the Portland Trail Blazers most recognizable players.  

This combination of the all star talent turned into a great promotion for both Wizard and the Trail Blazers, with 20,000 copies of the Golden poster printed and  given to all attendees of the Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers game Thursday 1/8/15!

The five players dominating the Portland skyline are: holding the W, Nicolas Batum; holding the moon, Wesley Matthews; holding Rip City, Robin Lopez; holding the Earth, LaMarcus Aldridge; holding Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard.

It was all part of Comic Con Night at the Trail Blazers game, as professional cosplayers were roaming the stands and cheering the Trail Blazers on with the fans, as they went on to beat the Heat 99-83. 

But the shot clock hasn’t timed out on the fun!

Along with the artist of this exclusive piece, Michael Golden—who will be at the Wizard Portland show to sign the poster for those 20K fans who received one—all those attending Wizard Portland Comic Con can meet a variety of amazing talent, including Punisher artist Mike Zeck, writer/editor Renee Witterstaetter (of “She-Hulk” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” comics), actors such as Stephen Amell from “Arrow,” Bruce Campbell from “Evil Dead,” and a number of “The Walking Dead” cast members including  Michael Rooker (also in the film, “Guardians of the Galaxy”).

In addition, fans can also meet some of the Trail Blazers at Wizard World Comic Con Portland. And again, get those posters signed! 

Now that’s a scoring opportunity!

The show takes place January 23-25. For more details visit:   http://www.wizardworld.com/portland.html

Frank Quitely Added to Florida SuperCon 2015

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FRANK QUITELY, artist of All-Star Superman, Batman and Robin, Jupiter’s Legacy, New X-Men, We3, JLA: Earth 2, Flex Mentallo, and The Authority is the latest superstar announced as a guest for FLORIDA SUPERCON at The Miami Beach Convention Center, June 25-28, 2015.www.floridasupercon.com. Frank Quitely will be appearing at Florida Supercon on Saturday and Sunday.

The LARGEST Comic Con in South Florida is Florida Supercon! South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention is JUNE 25-28, 2015 at THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER! It’s 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

George Takei Added to Star Trek Reunion at the April 2015 Great Philadelphia Comic Con

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Press Release:

Delaware Valley, PA –

GEORGE TAKEI BEAMS IN TO THE GREAT PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON: STAR TREK REUNION PLANNED FOR APRIL 3-5th SHOW!

George Takei, known internationally to fans as Star Trek helmsman Hikaru Sulu and as a Pop Cultural Icon; joins his fellow former crewmembers Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig in making a rare group appearance in the Philadelphia area at the inaugural Great Philadelphia Comic Con.

George Takei is a social media sovereign and civil rights advocate on his first trip to the Philadelphia area in years. Best known as Hikaru Sulu from the original Star Trek television series and later movies of the same franchise has more than 8 million Facebook followers and growing. He is not only the voice of the Howard Stern show, but also an equality rights movement leader as he continues to fight for equal rights for all in America.

Nichelle Nichols, a real-life space advocate. Known to fans as Lt. Uhura in the original Star Trek series, has lead an extraordinary life. As Uhura, Nichelle became a role model for African-American women and helped pave the way towards breaking down racial barriers. So important was this role, that no less a person than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr himself encouraged her to stay on the show when she considered leaving for a career on the stage.

Walter Koenig, is known as Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek series and later Alfred Bester on the series Babylon 5. Rumor has it that his resemblance to musician Davy Jones (of Monkees fame) guaranteed him the role with Star Trek producers hoping his good looks would appeal to younger audience and attract more viewers.

Other special events occurring at the show include the largest Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger actor reunion in the Northeastern United States. Popular comic book artists such as the Legendary Jim Steranko, Mark Morales, JK Woodward, Mark McKenna and Ande Parks to name a few will also be in attendance. In addition, multiple actors from popular shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Arrow, The Walking Dead, Agents of Shield, and more to be announced!

Making a fun debut will be an exclusive trading card set, to be collected during the show. The cards will be available at various tables throughout the showroom, highlighting guests appearing at the show from Artists to Celebrities, and fans will be encouraged to collect the set throughout the weekend.  As always we encourage families to bring their children, who have free admission (12 and under) and all participants in the Children’s Cosplay event are guaranteed a prize!

Details on the Show – April 3-5th, 2015: Location:

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

100 Station Ave. Oaks PA

Hours:

Friday 4PM -9PM Saturday 10AM-7PM Sunday 10AM – 5PM

Admission Cost:

3-Day Weekend Passes are: $40.00 before February 9, 2015. February 9, 2015 passes will be $49.95 online and

$55 at the door.

VIP and Special Access Passes are available, as well as single day admissions, please visit our website for cost and details.

FREE for children 10 years-old and under accompanied with an adult; 20% discount to all who arrive in costume! There will also be costume contests for all ages, with judges to be announced soon!

For additional information (or for interview requests, sample images, etc), contact Showrunner Christopher Wertz or visit  http://www.philadelphiacomiccon.com/.

About The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! – The Largest Independent Pop-Culture Comic Convention in North-East Pennsylvania comes to the Philadelphia Area!  Great Conventions LLC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. Founded in 2010 with The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) we are pleased to bring our unique brand of show to fans. Our show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in

part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and events where they can come express themselves – be they fans of Comics, Movies, TV, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay or more.

Wizard World Acquires Pittsburgh Comicon

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Press Release:

Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh Added To Largest Pop Culture Convention Schedule, September 11-13, 2015

Company Acquires Event at David L. Lawrence Convention Center from Founder Renee George; 25 Shows Now On 2015 Calendar

PITTSBURGH, January 20, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh to its 2015 schedule, bringing the current number of events during the year to 25. Wizard World acquired the event, set for September 11-13 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, an SMG managed facility, from founder and longtime owner Renee George.

Celebrity and comics creator guests and other details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are excited to have acquired the long-standing and popular Pittsburgh Comicon from Renee,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “We are excited to inject the Wizard World flavor in the Pittsburgh market, a city we’ve been wanting to expand to for many years. We are looking forward to seeing all our fans in September!”

“I am pleased that Wizard World will be able to continue the two-decade tradition of our show,” said George. “It’s a great opportunity for all of our loyal attendees in the area to take part in an even bigger event with more of what they have enjoyed for many years.”

“You will see the Pittsburgh Comicon Staff at the David Lawrence Center bringing our family friendly atmosphere to downtown Pittsburgh,” added George. “Our family and friends will continue to run the charity events, including Charity Quick Sketch & the Make-A-Wish Auction. All current contracts between the Pittsburgh Comicon & exhibitors or artists will be honored at this show. The Pittsburgh fans have been asking for bigger and better media guests and Wizard World will be able to provide that for them.”

With the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, the largest-ever schedule of pop culture conventions will include at least 11 new events in 10 new venues. Longstanding events in Philadelphia and Chicago are among the 14 returning shows from last year.

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 Pittsburgh show hours are Friday, Sept. 11, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh 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 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, visit http://wizd.me/PittsburghPR.

About Wizard World

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).

Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.

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