Sixth Annual Awesome Con Returns to Washington DC on Easter Weekend

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The sixth annual Awesome Con by LeftField Media, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, will unite 80,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic film memorabilia exhibits; and a diverse array of activities for families on Easter weekend.

Family-friendly pavilion Awesome Con Jr returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike, with special promotions in place to engage Awesome Con’s youngest fans throughout the show. Future Con, Awesome Con’s science pavilion, will dive into the latest developments in science and science fiction sure to delight even the most curious minds. Back for the second year is Pride Alley presented in partnership with Geeks OUT, shining a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans in an even more robust section of Artist Alley.

With Awesome Con 2018 hosting more energetic programs, more globally recognized special guests, and presenting more exclusive previews and announcements to attendees than ever before, it continues growing into a standout annual destination as an unbridled celebration of pop culture and pure fun.

MEDIA GUESTS:

  • Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax the Destroyer, Blade Runner 2049)
  • Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Yondu, The Walking Dead)
  • Stephen Amell (Arrow, New Girl, Private Practice)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Prison Break, Hart of Dixie)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville, Lucifer)
  • Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mantis)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Guardians of the Guardians Vol. 2, Impastor)
  • Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Kraglin, Gilmore Girls)
  • Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story)
  • Joe Keery (Stranger Things, Molly’s Game, Slice)
  • Ben Savage (Boy Meets World, Girls Meet World, Chuck, Dear John, Little Monsters, Without a Trace)
  • Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Girls Meets World, Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Guardians of the Galaxy animated series)
  • Rider Strong (Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, Cabin Fever)
  • Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
  • Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Samurai Jack, Pulp Fiction, Justice League Unlimited, Mad TV, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Comic Guests:

  • J. Scott Campbell (Gen¹³, Danger Girl, Spider-Man)
  • Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool co-creator, X-Men, Thunderbolts, Action Comics)
  • Jim Starlin (Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Infinity Gauntlet, Batman; co-creator of Drax, Gamora, and Thanos)
  • Greg Capullo (Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Tom King (Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision)
  • Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil, Wonder Woman, Amazing Spider-Man)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Hellblazer: City of Demons, Punk Rock Jesus, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans, The Wake, Tokyo Ghost)
  • James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Batman, The Woods)
  • Sorah Sungh (Iron Man, Princeless)

TICKETS

  • Friday or Sunday Only Admission: $35
  • Saturday Only Admission: $50
  • 3-Day Weekend Pass: $75
  • 3-Day ‘Geekend VIP’ Pass: $150
  • Kids 10 and under: free with coupon code AWESOMEJR
  • VIP passes & experiences range from the VIP Geekend ($150) to the premium, limited quantity Club Awesome Reserve Membership ($999) and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events.

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About Awesome Con
Awesome Con is the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, D.C., having welcomed over 71,000 attendees in 2017. Awesome Con celebrates all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of engaging events, comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and more. Awesome Con is presented in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organization company developed by the founder of New York Comic Con. Learn more at www.awesomecon.com.

OR – ElfQuest: The Final Quest #24 Signing

Wendy Pini and Richard Pini appear at Things From Another World on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 to celebrate the release of ElfQuest: The Final Quest #24!

This is the grand finale of the 40-year ElfQuest series, and we’re honored that Wendy and Richard have chosen to celebrate the release of the final ElfQuest comic with us.

Visit us at the Portland TFAW on February 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for both a Q&A and a signing:

6:00 – 7:00 PM — An ElfQuest Q&A with both Richard and Wendy
7:00 – 9:00 PM — Get your ElfQuest books signed by the creators!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

TX – George Pérez Signing

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Meet the LEGENDARY artist, George Pérez appears at Bedrock City Comic Co’s Clear Lake store on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 till 5:00 PM! George will sign up to 15 items per person for FREE on what he states will be his ONLY appearance in Texas for the next few years, and with only a few exceptions, one of the very few appearances he will make in 2018!

About George Pérez: George started his comics career over 42 years ago, and he’s still going strong. He has been involved in many landmark publications including The New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and History of the DC Universe. An acknowledged master at drawing team books George Pérez has had two enormously successful runs on Avengers, and also had great personal success with the solo feature Wonder Woman, which he also scripted, re-establishing the Amazing Amazon as one of DC Comics’ upper-tier characters. George is currently writing and drawing his creator-co-owned series George Pérez’s Sirens for BOOM! Entertainment!

Please note: George Pérez will not be doing any sketches while he’s here.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
102 W. Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598
(281) 557-2748

Flame Con 2018 Moves to Times Square Venue

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Flame Con, created by the LGBTQ non-profit Geeks OUT, is announcing its fourth annual expo on Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19. After a record year of 6,000 attendees in 2017, Flame Con will be relocating to a new venue at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel to accommodate a larger exhibitor floor, panel rooms, special hotel stay rates and more. Tickets for the con and registration for exhibitors and vendors are now open.

“I am beyond thrilled to be bringing Flame Con back for our fourth year,” said Steve Gianaca, Vice President of Geeks OUT and Flame Con Chair. “Geek culture through a queer lens has always been our premise and, with the continuous support from the LGBTQ community, we are constantly growing. I cannot wait for our attendees to experience the same ethos of fun and inclusion in our new venue.”

SparQ Fund is also returning this year helping make this year’s con more accessible by funding ADA compliant ramps. Last year’s SparQ Fund hosted artists Ethan Parker and Amy Reeder, who supported collaborative art workshops for over 100 attendees, featuring their art throughout the convention floor. Through the SparQ Fund, Flame Con aims to provide the entire LGBTQ community with the opportunity to experience meaningful, provocative art that reflects themselves. The SparQ Fund will be sponsored by Hive Works again this year, joining another returning sponsor, Webtoon who will once again be hosting our annual vendor brunch.

Last year’s con featured over 200 queer-oriented vendors alongside the likes of feature creators Kate Leth (Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat!) Dan Parent (Life with Kevin), Steve Orlando (Supergirl) and more. The con also played host to celebrity special guests Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham) and Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). This year, Flame Con is happy to be welcoming back some of last year’s featured guests such as Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage, Li’l Depressed Boy).

“Flame Con was hands-down one of the best convention experiences of my life,” said Sina Grace, comics writer and artist. “I begged the gracious and wonderful crew at Geeks OUT to have me back, and I’m beyond thrilled to celebrate comics with the most inclusive and loving bunch of people I’ve ever met.”

In addition to Grace, Flame Con looks forward to hosting the creative talents of Tee Franklin (Bingo Love), illustrator Jen Bartel and more. Featuring hundreds of creators exhibiting queer-positive comics, arts, crafts, clothes and entertainment, Flame Con is open to all ages and will be free for all youth on Sunday, August 19.

Tickets to Flame Con are available through Eventbrite and will feature Daily, Weekend and Weekend VIP passes which includes access to the official 2018 Flame Con party. Tickets can be purchased at www.flamecon.eventbrite.com.

Registration for vendors and exhibitors is also open and can register at www.flamecontables.eventbrite.com.

For more information on Flame Con, please visit www.flamecon.org and for more information on Geeks OUT, please visit www.geeksout.org.

Peninsula Libraries Comics Art Fest 2018

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San Mateo County Libraries is bringing back Comic Arts Fest for February 2018! We’re celebrating the importance of comics, both as an art form and as valid literature, and enabling aspiring artists and readers of all ages through author visits, workshops, and comics-related programs.

This year, the Fest is expanding to include Burlingame LibraryDaly City LibraryMenlo Park LibraryRedwood City LibrarySan Bruno LibrarySan Mateo Library, and South San Francisco Library.

We’re also adding a one-day Small Press Comics Expo to the Fest. This will be an opportunity to meet local artists, purchase comics and original artwork, and attend quality comics workshops. If you’re a comic artist/author and you’re interested in applying for a table at our Small Press Comics Expo, please apply with this online form.

Our tentative list of confirmed guests is listed below. Check back for more updates on events, authors and artists to come! Click here to register for FREE tickets to creator events.

Stan Lee To Appear At Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, Cleveland in 2018

 

 

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Excelsior! Comic Book Legend Stan Lee To Appear At Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, Cleveland

Iconic Creator To Make Special Appearances At America’s Center Feb. 3-4, Huntington Convention Center Of Cleveland March 3-4

Stan_Lee-333.jpgST. LOUIS and CLEVELAND, January 18, 2018 – Stan Lee , the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, today announced that he will attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, February 3-4, and Cleveland, March 3-4. The iconic Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct interactive Q&A sessions in Saturday and Sunday appearances in both cities.

Known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Stan’s co-creations include Spider-Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, X-Men™, The Fantastic Four™, Iron Man,™ and hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man™ as a newspaper strip which became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips having appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide. Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics.

“There is no bigger name in the comics world than Stan Lee, and we couldn’t be happier to have him back at two of our upcoming shows,” said John D. Maatta,
Wizard World CEO. “It is truly an experience for fans to meet this legend who has made everything in the industry possible.”

Lee was a big hit at the most recent Wizard World event, January 5-7 in New Orleans.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is set for February 2-4 at America’s Center, and Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland is scheduled for March 2-4 at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2018 Wizard World St. Louis, visit http://wizd.me/StLouisPR ; for Cleveland visit http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon .

FL – The Immortal Men #1 Signing

Jim Lee, superstar comic creator and co-publisher of DC Comics, appears at Coliseum of Comics’ Millenia location to help celebrate the store’s 35th anniversary with a signing on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

To attend the signing you only need to purchase a New Age of DC Heroes card from any of our locations. This card will also get you the #1 issues of Damage, Silencer, Sideways, The Terrifics, New Challengers, and a Jim Lee signed copy of The Immortal Men #1. Space is limited for the signing so come by to get your card today.

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Coliseum of Comics
4672 Millenia Plaza Way, Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 363-7676

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show Launches into 2018 with Excitement

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JERSEY SHORE COMIC BOOK SHOW announces the first exciting convention of 2018!

Marvel Comics artist Ron Wilson (The Mighty Thor, the Thing, Marvel Two-In-One), will make his first appearance at the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show on Sunday, January 21, 10am to 4pm. Ron is travelling all the way from Baltimore, Maryland to visit his fans in Toms River, NJ. The show is at the Elks Lodge at 600 Washington Street (corner of Clifton Avenue).

This winter got you down? Got cabin fever? Well then come on out and join us for our first show of the New Year! We’ll be hosting a “think paradise” event. We have a great line up of some exciting guests – Rusty Gilligan (Mac and Trouble, Pete’s Dragon) Joe Delbeato (G.I. Joe, Sectaurs), Neil Vokes (Superman), Tom Schloendorn, George Vega, Chris Madd, Jabaar L. Brown, 15 year old artist Mackenzie Rose Hawk, writer Eric Cooper (Knight Seeker) and horror film star Genoveva Rossi.

We’ll have some great vendors there with comics from the golden age to present, as well as graphic novels, Non-sport cards, toys, posters, DVD’s, craft items, anime, records, pop culture, collectibles and so much more!! 70 vendor tables. A few still available.

The 501st Star Wars Legion, Kevin D Cosplay, Lady, DarkKnight of PA Cosplay, Brandon Farver, Carter Cosplay and others will be joining us as well. Always a few surprise celebrity guests. The Philadelphia Avengers will be collecting blankets for the homeless. Anyone donating a blanket will receive $1.00 off admission. Adults $5.00, Senior Citizens $3.00, Kids 12 and under Free.

For more information, see http://www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com or call 609-242-7756. The next show in Toms River will be March 18, 2018.

Philadelphia Comic-Con Announces Their First 2018 Show for January

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We are more than pleased to announce our first show of the 2018 calendar year.

Come join us January 21st from 10 AM to 4 PM at the

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
76 Industrial HIghway (Route 291)
Essington, PA 19029

Conveniently located between exits 8 and 9A off of I-95. Easy access from all bridges leading into New Jersey too. The SOLD OUT vendors area will be held in the spacious Presidential ballroom of the hotel. 4,500 feet of fun for the entire family. Dress up in cosplay or just your regular warm winter clothes. Extended forecast for that weekend shows a high of 50! Time to shake off the winter chill and cabin fever. Packed with Golden Age up to this months current comics. Also Funko Pop figures, gaming cards, artwork, graphic novels, non-sport cards, statues and a full plethora of comic related goodness.

God Hates Astronauts

Very special guest artist Ryan Browne is coming all the way from New York City to meet his fans (and make new ones). Very talented so I know he will be busy sketching all day. He has worked for Image Comics, IDW and Titan Comics.

Also joining us will be Ryan Douglas and Jay Taylor (head honcho of On The Square Comics).

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Can’t make this one? Well, we have many more coming throughout the year.

Our con after this date will be March 4th. Mark your calendars!

Anime Los Angeles Celebrates 20 Years of Cowboy Bebop

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Celebrate 20 years of Cowboy Bebop at Animé Los Angeles 14 – January 25th to 28th at the Ontario Convention Center!

Voice talent guests from Cowboy Bebop include Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Melissa Fahn, Wendee Lee, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Lia Sargent, Skip Stellrecht, and Paul St Peter!

We have a wide variety of guests and programming for your enjoyment. Be sure to check out our website for all the recent updates including daily schedules.

Animé Los Angeles 14 is a little more than 2 weeks away – January 25th to 28th at the Ontario Convention Center! Are you registered? Memberships and Single Day tickets are available! Tickets are going fast!

Get more info and register at the link…

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