EXCLUSIVE: Long Beach Comic Con 2014 Announces Guests of Honor and New Initiatives, Teases Programming
Long Beach Comic Con Announces Guests of Honor & New Initiatives and Teases Programming for September 27-28, 2014
Long Beach, CA (September 9, 2014) – To celebrate its sixth year, Long Beach Comic Con is unveiling new initiatives including the show’s first ever Guests of Honor, this year’s official sponsors including media sponsor the Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex and programming devoted to a broad range of attendees — from cosplay enthusiasts to young adult readers. Long Beach Comic Con will be held on September 27 and 28, 2014 at the Long Beach Convention Center, where exhibiting publishers will include Archie Comics, Aspen Comics, Bottled Lightning, PaperFilms, Skybound Entertainment, Storm King Productions, Top Cow, and Valiant Entertainment, among others.
For the first time in its history, Long Beach Comic Con is announcing guests of honor for this fall’s show:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Comics’ AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE)
Mike Allred (Marvel Comics’ SILVER SURFER)
Laura Allred (Marvel Comics’ SILVER SURFER
Sandy King Carpenter (Storm King Production’s ASYLUM)
Joe Casey (Man of Action)
Amanda Conner (DC Entertainment’s HARLEY QUINN)
Chris Dingess (Skybound Entertainment’s MANIFEST DESTINY)
David Gallaher (Bottled Lightning’s THE ONLY LIVING BOY)
Joe Kelly (Man of Action)
JT Krul (Aspen’s JIRNI)
Mike Mignola (Dark Horse Comics’ HELLBOY)
James O’Barr (THE CROW)
Jimmy Palmiotti (PaperFilms’ SEX & VIOLENCE)
Jamie S. Rich (Oni Press’ Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks)
Duncan Rouleau (Man of Action)
Steve Seagle (Man of Action)
Marc Silvestri (Top Cow)
Richard Starking (Image Comic’s ELEPHANTMEN)
Babs Tarr (DC Entertainment’s BATGIRL)
“We’re thrilled to have more guests at this year’s show than we’ve ever had before,” said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Con Executive Director and Co-Founder. “We recognize that attending conventions is a major commitment for comic book creators and we want to honor and celebrate some of the people who’ve joined us for six years running, as well as the writers and artists who are traveling across the country to attend our convention for the first time.”
As in past years, attendees will be treated to a wide array of programming. Highlights include:
* Panels devoted to fan favorite comic book characters including Batman, the Crow and Hellboy.
* Comic Book Publisher Spotlights moderated by BLOODY DISGUSTING, COMICVINE, IGN, THE NERDIST and others.
* Hero Complex moderated panels of pop culture, running the gamut from Robot Chicken to Young Justice to Women in Comics.
* A Young Adult panel featuring best-selling novelists Leigh Bardugo, Robin Benway, Cecil Castellucci, Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston, and Margaret Stohl
* A Banned Books Week discussion led by the Newport Beach Branch Library
* Cosplay panels.
* Horror programming with guests like Dan Brereton (NOCTURNALS) and Mike Huddleston (THE STRAIN).
* Kids programming with KaBOOM! and creators like Eric Esquivel (BRAVEST WARRIORS), Travis Hanson (TANNER JONES AND THE QUEST FOR THE MONKEY STONE), Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR) and Hannah Nance Partlow (ADVENTURE TIME). There will also be interactive panels where Tone Rodriguez will teach kids how to draw the Simpsons and Futurama characters and Peter Paul will teach “how to draw your dragon.”
* Animation panels dedicated to popular cartoons like GARGOYLES, SPECTACULAR SPIDER MAN, YOUNG JUSTICE, X-MEN and DISNEY AFTERNOON, and appearances by Greg Weisman and the Man of Action Studio.
* Screen Junkies Presents: Honest Trailers The Panel
* #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists can learn from comic book greats including Jon Bogdanove (POWER PACK), Tim Bradstreet (HELLBLAZER), Brian Buccellato (DETECTIVE COMICS), Joshua Fialkov (THE BUNKER) and Whilce Portacio (THE PUNISHER). Over two days, workshops will walk through the entire #makecomics process: from writing and drawing to running a Kickstarter and even publicizing the comic.
“Our programming has been a huge growth area for us this year,” said Phil Lawrence, Co-founder and Sales Director of Long Beach Comic Con. “We’re running more than 80 high quality panels over two days. There’s something for every fan, whether you want to hear about the latest from Image Comics or need tips for designing and building your first cosplay.”
Growth also extends to the show’s official sponsors. The CW’s The Flash, GenZe by Mahindra, the Laugh Factory, SGX Print, and the SUN NEWS have already signed on as official sponsors, and additional announcements are expected to follow in the coming weeks.
Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Con, Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 28 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now through the website: www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
“Our ticket sales are significantly up from last year at this same time,” said Donato. “If you’re thinking about attending this year’s show, I recommend buying your tickets in advance before we sell out and arriving both days before the show opens.”
About Long Beach Comic Con
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Con is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner appear at Heroes Haven Comics on Saturday, October 4th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm to celebrate the release of Futures End: Harley Quinn #1! Get a glimpse into the future of what could be THE issue that changes Harley and The Joker relationship forever! – “Harley and The Joker make it legal at last! Follow the happy couple to their secret honeymoon spot, where it’s literally till death do they part!”
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WWE’s The Wyatt Family and Stars from The Walking Dead to Appear at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con 2014
WWE® Superstars The Wyatt Family™, Sean Astin, Giancarlo Esposito, ‘The Walking Dead’ Stars Alanna Masterson, Andrew J. West, Jon Bernthal, Top Comics Creators At Pop Culture Festival At Greater Columbus Convention Center.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 28, 2014 – Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Alanna Masterson, Andrew J. West and Jon Bernthal of “The Walking Dead,” Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Bourne Supremacy), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and WWE® Superstars The Wyatt Family™ are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, October 31-November 2 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. It is the 14th of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Yeun, Reedus, Kinney, Masterson, West, Urban and Englund will appear on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2; the WWE stars (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper) will attend on Saturday only; Bernthal is scheduled for all three days.
Other notables scheduled include Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Rudy), Giancarlo Esposito (“Once Upon a Time,” “Breaking Bad”), the “Charmed” trio of Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause, Manu Bennett (The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey, “Arrow”), Eric Roberts (“Doctor Who,” The Dark Knight), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”), Josh Gates (“Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter”), Verne Troyer (Austin Powers, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) and Steve Gonsalves (“Ghost Hunters”).
Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Patrick and Shelly Block (“Donald Duck,” “Uncle Scrooge”), Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Star Wars”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”), James O’Barr (“The Crow”), Barry Kitson (“Thor,” “Spider-Man”), Joanna Estep (“The Fantastic Four,” “Bravest Warriors”), Renee Witterstaetter (“She Hulk,” “Avengers”) and Rob Prior (“Heavy Metal,” “Spawn the Impaler”).
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, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Ohio Comic Con show hours are Friday, Oct. 31, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Nov. 2, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Ohio 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, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, visit http://wizd.me/OhioPR.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at http://www.wizd.me/PR.
Charles Soule announced on his Twitter that he had to cancel this appearance.
Marvel-exclusive writer Charles Soule (Inhuman, She-Hulk) appears at Larry’s Comics on Wednesday September 17, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-3! Logan finally meets his end in what is being billed as the single most important X-Men event of the decade.
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SHOCK POP COMICCON LAUNCHES IN FORT LAUDERDALE FEBRUARY 13-15, 2015
TICKETS AND VIP PACKAGES ON SALE NOW
Fort Lauderdale, FL (August 29, 2014)… Get ready! The 1st Annual Shock Pop Comiccon launches February 13-15, 2015 at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Shock Pop Comiccon is the newest pop culture experience celebrating your favorite movies, television shows, music, comics & animation, and toys & collectibles. The event will feature an interactive 100,000 square foot show of Celebrities, Comic Artists & Writers, Cosplay, Animation, Music, Anime, Art Exhibits, Vendors, Panels & Autograph sessions, The Karate Kid Reunion, The Stars of Star Trek Continues Web Series, Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary Reunion, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge 30th Anniversary Reunion, Demons 30th Anniversary Reunion, Fire & Ice Reunion, Geek Film Fest, and an Independent Film Maker Contest.
Highlights include (as of August 29, 2014):
Celebrities & Special Guests – Movies/TV/Animation
John Waters – Performing “This Filthy World”
Robert Englund – Freddy in Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
Steven Bauer – Ray Donovan, Scarface
David Anders – Once Upon A Time, Alias, I Zombies
Booboo Stewart – X-Men: Days of Future Past, Twilight Saga
Caity Lotz – Arrow, The Machine
Kristin Bauer – True Blood
Julie Benz – Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dexter
Giancarlo Esposito – Gus Fring from Breaking Bad
Sylvester McCoy- Dr. Who, The Hobbitt
Ralph Macchio – Karate kid, The Outsiders, My Cousin Vinny
C. Thomas Howell – The Outsiders, The Amazing Spiderman, Southland
Danny Trejo – Machete, Machete Kills, Sons of Anarchy
Daniel Cudmore – Colossus in X Men, Voltuir Felix in Twilight Saga
J August Richards – Angel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Michael Rosenbaum – Lex Luther in Smallville
Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams – The Brady Bunch
Martin Kove – The Karate Kid, Rambo
Billy Zabka – The Karate Kid
Mark Ryan – Transformers voice of Lockdown
Jovanka Vuckovic – Clive Barker’s Jacqueline ESS, XX:The First All-Female Horror Anthology
Holly Frazetta – Frazetta Girls
Rytanya Alda – The Deer Hunter, Mommie Dearest
Man of Action – Founders Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle – Creators of Ben 10 and Big Hero 6, producers/writers of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble
H G Lewis – The Godfather of Gore -his films paved the way for modern horror and exploitation – Herschell Gordon Lewis’ BloodMania film debuting in 2015.
Ani-mia Leeanna Vamp Nicole Marie Jean
Veron The Ghouligans V is for Villians
219th Umbrella Brain Surgeons Star Wars – 501 Everglades Squad
1701st Fleet Buurenaar Verda Clan – Mandalorian Mercs (FL)
Comic Artists & Writers
Steve Niles – Author, Novelist, and Screenwriter – 30 Days of Night, Cal Mcdonald, Army of Darkness, Bad Planet
Mark Alan Miller – Seraphim Films – writes, produces, and directs original content alongside master of horror Clive Barker.
Jimmy Palmiotti – writer of comic books, tv, video games and film- Thrill Seeker and Painkiller Jane, All-Star Western, GI Combat, Ame-Comi Girls, video game Injustice: Gods Among U
Amanda Conner – illustrator – Power Girl
Whilce Portacio – writer and artist-The Punisher/X-Men/Iron Man, etc.
William Simpson – artist – Batman, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer, now storyboard artist for Game of Thrones
Ben Templesmith – author and artist – 30 Days of Night, Fell, and worked on Star Wars, Doctor Who, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Mike Deodato, Jr. – artist – Malibu’s Santa Claws, Innovation’s Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, Avengers, Elektra, Spiderman
Bob Schreck - Legendary Comics- edited Holy Terror, The Tower Chronicles, and Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero/writing and editing for Marvel and DC Comics
Joe Kelly – Man of Action – I Kill Giants
Duncan Rouleau – Man of Action – The Great Unknown
Steven T. Seagle – Man of Action – it’s a bird…
Gerry Conway – illustrator – Fire and Ice, The Punisher
Cully Hamner – artist and writer-Green Lantern: Mosaic, Blue Beetle, Black Lightning: Year One, Detective Comics. graphic novel Red
Kyle Higgins – writer & film director-Batman franchise at DC comics, Deathstroke, Captain America
Paul Jenkins – writer – Hulk, Origin, Spiderman
Scott Kolins – illustrator – The Flash
Scott Lobdell – writer – Red Hood
Laura Martin – digital color artist-JLA/serenity
John Beatty –illustrator – DC Comics, Captain America, The Punisher
Our talented guests at Shock Pop Comiccon are the voices behind some of The Biggest Characters in DC Comics animation & video games!
Richard Epcar – voice actor – Joker in Justice League, Mortal Kombat Vs DCU
Michael Rosenbaum – voice actor – Flash in Justice League Unlimited
Kristin Bauer – voice actor – Mera in Justice League Unlimited
Giancarlo Esposito – voice actor – Ra’s Al Ghul in Son of Batman.
Steven E. Gordon – Character Designer of X-Men: Evolution, The Swan Princess and The Ultimate Avengers, and Animator, Director, Storyboard Artist and Illustrator
Todd Haberkorn – voice actor – Mr. Spock in Star Trek Continues Web Series, Sgt. Frog as Keroro, Suzuka as Yamato, Ghost Hunt as Naru, Sands of Destruction as Kyrie
Sean Hannon – voice actor – Fire and Ice, 3D character animation
Stephen Mendel – film and voice actor- Fire and Ice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Terminal
Vic Mignogna – anime and video game voice actor – Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Executive Producer and Captain Kirk in Star Trek Continues Web Series
Hal Rayle – voice actor- Transformers, Swat Kids
Maggie Roswell – voice actor- The Simpsons, Fire & Ice
Ellyn Stern – voice actor – Masaki Kurosaki in the hit anime series Bleach
Joe Casey – Man of Action – Sex
Joe Kelly – Man of Action – I Kill Giants
Duncan Rouleau – Man of Action – The Great Unknown
Steven T. Seagle – Man of Action – it’s a bird
Eerie Von – famed musician from Danzig The Misfits
Samhain V is for Villians
Vic Mignogna and Todd Haberkorn – Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on the Star Trek Continues Web Series.
Richard Epcar -
Ellyn Stern –
Art of Akira Exhibit
Shock Pop Comiccon Presents GeekFest Film Fest
Features, shorts, web series, trailers, fan films, parody music videos and more! 17 Selections are screening at Shock Pop Comiccon and include: Good Game Directed by Mary Ratliff, Posthuman Project Directed by Kyle Roberts, Valiant Directed by Robin G. Phillips and Star Wars: The Holo Experience Directed by Miguel Angel Sánchez and Cogolludo Santiago Hernández.
“The Outlaws of the Underground” – Indy Film Fest
Highlighting independent film makers who create “underground” horror and grindhouse style films. Featuring: Adam Ahlbrandt, Brian Williams, actress Ellie Church, and James Bickert – curator for the Drive in Invasion
Director’s Cut -Albert Pyun’s Captain America and Directors Cut – Albert Pyun’s Cyborg.
“Friday the 13th Shock Night” – February 13
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge – 30th Anniversary Reunion
Jack Sholder, Director; David Chaskin, screenwriter; and cast: Robert Englund – Freddy, Mark Patton – Jesse Walsh; Kim Myers – Lisa Webber, and Robert Rusler – Ron Grady
- Friday the 13th , the original – 35th Anniversary Reunion
Sean S. Cunningham, Creator and Director, and cast: Ari Lehman – the original Jason Vorhees who will perform with his band First Jason, Adrienne King as Alice, Ron Millkie-Officer Dorf, Harry Manfredini – music score composer, Tom Savini – special effects and makeup legend – creator of original makeup for “Jason”
- Demons – 30th Anniversary Reunion
Lamberto Bava, Director; and cast: Bobby Rhodes, Claudio Simonetti, Geretta Geretta, Sergio Stivaletti
- Zach Galligan – Gremlins, Scott Tepperman – Ghost Hunters International, Crimson Mask Studios and Nightmare Gloves, The Ghouligans, Ken Kirzinger –Jason in Freddy vs. Jason, Patty Mullen – Frankenhooker, Thommy Hutson – wrote and produced documentary – “His Name was Jason – 30 years of Friday the 13th”, H G Lewis – The Godfather of Gore -his films paved the way for modern horror & exploitation – Herschell Gordon Lewis’ BloodMania film debuting in 2015.
Fire and Ice – Saturday, February 14
Special Skype appearance by Ralph Bakshi, Director; Gerry Conway, Writer; Sean Hannon; The Frazetta Girls representing the work of Frank Frazetta (deceased) co-creator of Fire and Ice.
Artist Alley & Exhibitors
Nightmare Gloves, WerePups, Carnevil zombie make unders, Crimson Mask Studios, Joe the Peacock –largest collection of original art from the Akira animated film, Brian Steward, Gary Niles Pop Art, Krave Art, Last Gasp, Frazetta Girls, 219th Brain Surgeons, Mostly Harmless Pictures, Weekend T.A.R.D.I.S, Adam Ahlbrandt, Big World Pictures, Buurenaar Verda Clan – Mandalorian Mercs(FL), Glasshouse Graphics, Ani-Mia, Eerie Von, Leeanna Vamp, Nicole Marie Jean, Ralph Bakshi Studios. As of 8/29/14.
For exhibitor information, please contact Marc Ferman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are on sale now. VIP Packages coming soon. Special room rates are available at these fine hotels: Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach-bahiamarhotel.com, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel – fortlauderdalemarinahtel.com, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale – Marriott.com. Ask for Shock Pop Comiccon and rates apply through December 10, 2014, or while supplies last. Connect with us: shockpopcc.com, @shockpopcc, instagram.com/shockpopcc# and facebook.com/shockpopcc
Shock Pop Comiccon LLC is an organization dedicated to providing a unique and thrilling experience for all fans of pop culture, especially comic books and animation. The show will feature exhibitors, a huge artist alley, intriguing programming, special guests and tons of cosplay. www.shockpopcc.com.
Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce that comics’ legend George Pérez will be embarking on his first nationwide signing tour to promote his new original series, George Pérez’s Sirens. Pérez will be visiting six different comic shops and three conventions in seven states across the country to meet fans and sign copies of his first original comic book series in over a decade. Appearing alongside the luminary creator at several of the events will be the real-life friends and fans who inspired the Sirens themselves.
As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as…villains? A six-issue bi-monthly miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez (Wonder Woman, JLA Vs. Avengers) begins his greatest story yet.
“This is gonna be so much fun,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “George has never gone on a signing tour before, so this a really unique opportunity for his fan base. Spanning the course of two full weeks, George will be visiting numerous comic shops and conventions, meeting fans from all over the country, and introducing them to his newest work, Sirens. A huge thanks goes out to all the retailers and convention organizers that made this possible. And of course, the biggest thanks of all goes out to George for agreeing to pack up and travel all over the U.S.!”
George Pérez will appear at the following locations and dates:
September 5-7, Baltimore Comic-Con, Baltimore, Md.
September 17, 6-8pm, Collector’s Paradise, Winnetka, Calif.
September 18, 6-8pm, Keith’s Comics, Dallas, Texas
September 19-21, Cincinnati Comic Expo, Cincinnati, Ohio
September 22, 6-8pm, Larry’s Comics, Lowell, Mass.
September 25, 11am-1pm, Third Eye Comics, Annapolis, Md.
September 27-28, Pittsburgh Comicon, Pittsburgh, Pa.
September 30, 5-7pm, Tate’s Comics, Lauderhill, Fla.
October 1, 4-6pm, Coliseum of Comics, Sanford, Fla.
George Perez’s Sirens #1 comes out in comic shops on September 17.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.
Bill Willingham, the man who created Fables, one of the most loved and revered titles to hit comic book stands since Sandman, is coming to our area.
On September 4, Willingham will be at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, Delaware from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. He will be meeting with fans, signing comics and talking about the quickly approaching finale of Fables, which is scheduled to come to a conclusion with issue #150.
As everyone knows, Willingham’s career has encompassed more than just Fables. He was also the creator and writer of the fondly remembered book The Elementals as well as the DC Comics series Shadowpact and Day of Vengeance. But it’s safe to say everyone will be talking about Fables, the long running critical and commercial hit that has enchanted fans since the first issue. With the series coming to a close, here is your chance to tell Willingham what the series has meant to you and why it’s so special.
Captain Blue Hen Comics will have plenty of Fables books on hand as well as back issues and everything a comic book fan would need or want. So make your plans now and get your books ready. Bill Willingham doesn’t make it to the east coast that often, and who knows when it might happen again once Fables ends.
Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay to Debut at New York Comic Con 2014
First Stop in “Quest for the Crown” Cosplay Competition Circuit to Play Out at NYCC and Lay Foundation for Search to Find Best Cosplayer on the Planet.
New York – August 25, 2014 – Today, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announces the debut of a new Cosplay championship at this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC). The inaugural NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay will be the biggest and most prestigious costume contest on the East Coast and will serve as the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a new Cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay design from all over the world.
Cosplay veterans, former champions and amateurs alike will battle it out for a shot at the NYCC Eastern Championship Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The Eastern Champion of Cosplay will represent the East Coast in the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago in April 2015, the final round in the Quest for the Crown competition. Thousands of NYCC fans will watch in person and millions of people around the world will tune in via the New York Comic Con live stream to witness the spectacle and pageantry of this fun-filled competition celebrating the best Cosplayers the East Coast has to offer — entries spanning the worlds of comics, movies, television, video games, anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy!
“The Crown Championships of Cosplay began in Chicago last year, and we’re excited to now introduce this new leg of our Cosplay tournament here,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “We love the evolution and growth of our contests — we’ve seen the best Chicago has to offer, and we look forward to expanding this now to reward the passion, dedication and craftsmanship of Cosplayers around America… and ultimately the planet.”
The Crown Championships of Cosplay debuted at ReedPOP’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo earlier this year, and New York Comic Con represents the kick-off of a larger Quest for the Crown competition that will span multiple events, all leading up to a final again set in ReedPOP’s C2E2. ReedPOP, with over 15 events around the globe, looks forward to setting up additional stops in the Quest for the Crown from the US to Australia, creating a new, worldwide platform to showcase the Cosplay community.
NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay Prizes will include:
First Place/Best in Show
- Two VIP Tickets for C2E2 2015
- $1,500 Cash
- Airfare – within the continental US to C2E2 2015
- Hotel for two nights in Chicago for C2E2 2015
- Automatic Entry into the final round of the Crown Championships of Cosplay at C2E2
- $100 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.
- Two VIP Tickets for NYCC 2015
- $1,000 Cash
- $50 Gift Card for ReedPOP Supply Co.
- Two 4-Day Tickets for NYCC 2015
- $500 Cash
- $25 Gift Card to ReedPOP Supply Co.
Fans can register here for the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay, starting today. All submissions must be in by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 19.
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East and South, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013, ReedPOP added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Asia/Pacific. (www.reedpop.com)
About Southern Bastards:
Earl Tubb is an angry old man with a very big stick.
Euless Boss is a high school football coach with no more room in his office for trophies and no more room underneath the bleachers for burying bodies.
And they’re just two of the folks you’ll meet in Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs and more bastards than you’ve ever seen.
A Southern fried crime comic by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour
Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
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