Image Expo 2016 in Partnership with ECCC

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Press Release:

For the first time, Image EXPO teams up with ReedPOP for Image EXPO 2016 in Partnership with Emerald City Comicon. Held in Seattle, Washington, Image EXPO will bring Fans a new slate of exciting Creator announcements.

Image EXPO is an all-day event for fans, the retailer community and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. Image EXPO 2016 will feature a line-up of some of the hottest names in comics include Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST), Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE), Alison Sampson (GENESIS), Joe Harris (SNOWFALL), Leila Del Duca (SHUTTER) and offers a unique experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic–focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians and media.

Image EXPO will be held in downtown Seattle at The Showbox. Admission for Retailers and Media are complimentary on a first come, first serve basis.

In addition, Premium Admission Ticket holders will enjoy a complimentary cloth Image Comics branded tote bag stuffed with Image Expo exclusive variants, admission ticket to 18+ Image Comics’ Spring Formal dance, Priority Seating and access to a Premium-Ticket-holder-only group signing with an exciting creator lineup.

The Image Comics Spring Formal is in the style and spirit of a traditional high school dance and in celebration of the industry’s diversity and camaraderie. More details to come soon.

Image EXPO tickets are available at the link…

Tickets for Image EXPO 2016 does not get you access to Emerald City Comicon. ECCC tickets must be purchased separately.

Members of the Media interested in requesting a Press Pass should fill out this form

Comic Retailers interested in obtaining their complimentary pass should fill out this form.

When:
Image EXPO Presented by Emerald City Comicon: Wednesday, April 6, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Image Comics’ Spring Formal Dance: Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

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Where:
The Showbox
1426 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 628-3151

Geek Fest Florida Brings Comic-Con to F.A.U. Boca for Easter Weekend

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March 26th-27th 2016

http://www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

GEEK FEST FLORIDA 2016 BRINGS COMIC-CON to F.A.U. BOCA for EASTER WEEKEND*

Boca Raton, FL. – The most inexpensive comic-con event in South Florida will take place Saturday and Sunday March 26th & 27th, 2016 at the F.A.U. Student Union Building in Boca, and will feature free photo ops with special cosplay guests Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and cosplay characters like Rey and Darth Vader from Star Wars.

Saturday Night After Party Rave (free with admission) that includes entertainment for mature audience members such as Live Dj, Nerd Burlesque, Star Trek Belly Dancers, and Adult Costume Contest.

GEEK FEST FLORIDA 2016 at FAU Student Union Bldg 777 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL. 33431

This all-ages event presented by UltraCon of South Florida

Geek Fest Florida presents hundreds of tables of Anime Toys, Artist alley, Golden Age & Silver Age comics, Toys, Hot Wheels, Vintage toys like Star Wars, Marvel action figures & games, Table top gaming tournaments, card tournaments, apparel, gifts, art & much more for the entire family to enjoy..memorabilia, and collectibles. Media Guests and Famous Movie Artists such as Original Vader Sculptor Brian Muir and G.I. Joe’s Larry Hama.

The Easter Bunny will also appear for free photos, and a large Cash & Candy Sunday Easter Egg Hunt for Kids. Admission includes all access to workshops, panels, demonstrations, and costume contests with over $1,000.00 in cash and prizes.

Kids 10+ Under are free, Parking is free, All FAU students are admitted free with valid ID free.

Public admission is only $13 online in advance, or $16 at the box office.
Discount All Weekend

Package available online, and group discounts are available if you call before March 20th, 2016.

Easter Bunny Big Money Egg Hunt: Kids will be treated to free photo ops with the Easter Bunny, as well as a free Easter Egg Hunt that includes a candy exchange, cash prizes, and dozens of free Batman vs Superman movie tickets hidden in thousands of eggs.

– Free photo ops with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Rey from Star

– Kids & Adults Costume Contests with over $1,000 in Cash & Prizes

– Saturday Night After Party Rave (free with admission) that includes entertainment for mature audience members such as Live Dj, Nerd Burlesque, Star Trek Belly Dancers, and Adult Costume Contest.

ANNOUNCING: Street Fighter V Tournament !!! at GEEK FEST FLORIDA

Hosted by Level 3 X Factor

Entry fee is $10 and the prize split is:
1st = 60% of the pot + Geek Fest T-Shirt
2nd = 30% of the pot
3rd = 10% of the pot
The more people that enter the more there will be to win!

VENDORS & EXHIBITORS WANTED
Free Electricity – No Percentage Fees – No Hidden Fe

Cancel your plans, Clear you schedule, JOIN US FOR GEEK FEST Florida Sat & Sun March 26-27, 2016

Here’s the info page for vendors if you would like to join us smile emoticon
http://ultraconofsouthflorida.com/vendors-exibitors/

visit anyone of the two websites & join our journey to Geek Fest Florida 2016

Visit www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com & www.GeekFestFlorida.com

Wait we have more to offer

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$40 OFF when you buy the Weekend Pass !! – 2 Full Days Admission, FREE Geek Fest T-Shirt, and After Party Rave Ticket !! $65 VALUE for ONLY $25
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OFFER ENDS Midnight Feb 29, 2016 – ORDER NOW !! *Geek Fest T-Shirts in assorted sizes – first come, first served.

Long Beach Comic Expo Announces Special Guests, Sponsorships, and Programming for 2016

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LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS, SPONSORSHIPS AND PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR FEBRUARY 20 & 21

February 15, Long Beach, CA – In advance of Long Beach Comic Expo, Mad Event Entertainment unveils an all star guest line up, along with sponsors, innovative programs and new partners, in preparation for the 7th annual Long Beach Comic Expo this coming weekend. The Expo will play host to more than 120 guests and 80 panels and will take over two exhibit halls of the Long Beach Convention Center.

Special Guests

Long Beach Comic Expo recognizes the following special guests for their unparalleled excellence in the realm of both comic books and animation. As comic book culture remains at the core of Long Beach Comic Expo, we are proud to announce the following special guests appearing at this year’s show:

• Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of Marvel’s DEADPOOL, which premiered in theaters on February 12, 2016;

• Chris Claremont, writer of THE UNCANNY X-MEN, of the most beloved and influential comics series in the history of the medium;

• Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, bestselling co-writers of DC entertainment’s HARLEY QUINN and co-creators of SUPER ZERO from Aftershock Comics;

• Rachel and Terry Dodson, comic book artists on STAR WARS: PRINCESS LEIA, TEEN TITANS, and HARLEY QUINN;

• Jae Lee, Eisner award-winning artist of Marvel’s INHUMANS, FANTASTIC FOUR; 1234, and DC’s BEFORE WATCHMEN, BATMAN/SUPERMAN

• Greg Weisman, acclaimed animation writer and producer of STAR WARS: REBELS; YOUNG JUSTICE, and more. Author of the fan favorite RAIN OF GHOSTS YA novels;

Click here for a complete list of guests.

Show Sponsors

• Long Beach Comic Expo is proud to welcome Academy of Art as its newest Premier Sponsor. Academy of Art University is the largest private art and design school in the United States; offering classes online and at their expansive San Francisco campus. Join them at their booth to discuss education, applying, and careers in illustration, animation, game design, costume design and much more. Several Academy of Art artists will be in attendance, presenting demos and instructing in live drawing sessions.

• Additional sponsors include: Bernina, Comicraft, Lyft, SGX Pring, Sun Newspapers, and Triple 9.

Program Highlights

As in past years, attendees will be treated to a wide array of programming (Click to download a PDF of the programming schedule). Highlights include:

* The return of Space Expo, featuring two days of workshops and panels presented by the Columbia Memorial Space Center.

* Publisher panels featuring writers and artists from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and Image.

* #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists and fans can learn the entire process of making comics from comic book greats all weekend long. Topics include How to Build a Portfolio, Breaking Into Comics, Writing and Marketing.

* The second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity event with renowned reporter (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) and acclaimed comic book writer (GENIUS) Marc Bernardin who will be the event’s keynote speaker.

* Amazing animation panels: DISNEY AFTERNOON, GARGOYLES,- and YOUNG JUSTICE, featuring major voice actors.

* GeekFest Film Fest films at Long Beach Comic Expo, the only Los Angeles area venue to host the full slate of programming for the world’s 1st traveling film fest of “geek” films.

* Kids programming including How To Draw Comics for Kids.

* A Saturday night Cosplay Contest and Cosplay panels.

Long Beach Comic Expo has two additional discounts to offer attendees this year. Attendees who present their badge at the popular Aquarium of the Pacific will gain admission to the aquarium for only $9.00, discounted from the normal rate of $29.95! This discount is good, both the weekend of the show, as well as the following weekend. LYFT will be the official car service of this year’s show, offering discounted rides to attendees. Details can be found on site at the show.

Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests, exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Expo, Saturday, February 20 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 21 from 10:00 am – 5:00 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now at www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.

Follow Long Beach Comic Expo on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information.

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ABOUT LONG BEACH EXPO: Long Beach Comic Expo 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 Expo, 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 Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.

Doctor Who Stars Appear at Boston Comic Con 2016

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Doctor Who fans, rejoice! Because you’ve demanded them, we’re bringing to Boston Comic Con 2016 two of the most popular companions in the Doctor’s history: KAREN GILLAN and JENNA COLEMAN! This is sure to be an event that no Whovian will want to miss. They will each appear on Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th to sit on Q&A panels, sign autographs, and pose for photos with fans.

Jenna Coleman is an English actress best known for her role as Clara Oswald in television series Doctor Who. Marvel comics fans will also recall Jenna as Bucky’s girlfriend in the hit film Captain America: The First Avenger. She can next be seen in the upcoming television drama Victoria as Queen Victoria and the film Me Before You.

Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress best known for her roles as Amy Pond in the popular BBC series Doctor Who and as the female villain Nebula in the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy. Her other credits include the lead role in the horror film Oculus, lead character in the ABC TV series Selfie, Not Another Happy Ending, and The Big Short.

Plus we’ve got a fantastic list of comic creators including Jae Lee, Erik Larsen, Terry Dodson, Mike Allred, Arthur Adams, Amanda Conner, Jim Cheung, Darwyn Cooke, Jimmy Palmiotti, Phil Jimenez and many more! Check the website for full details on exciting events!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

NYC – DMC/Guardians of Infinity Signing

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the legendary hip hop group Run DMC appears alongside his Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign the second issue of their comic DMC from Darryl Make Comics and Guardians of Infinity #3 featuring their Marvel Comics debut!

ABOUT DARRYL “DMC” MCDANIELS
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is a legendary musician. For more than 30 years he’s been an undeniable influence on pop culture. He remains at the forefront of hip hop history. As a founding member of Run DMC, he is used to being an innovator. From being the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone to the first to appear on MTV, the Grammy nominated artist has changed music, culture, fashion and language. An Emmy Award winner for the VH1 documentary about his life changing discovery, “DMC: My Adoption Journey” he is the co-founder of the nonprofit, Felix Organization. DMC has been invited to the White House by President Obama to address youth groups on responsibility and he’s appeared before Congress in support of adoptees and foster children. A Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee as well as a celebrated author with his novel, King of Rock; Respect, Responsibility and My Life With Run-DMC, he’s also a philanthropist. Even with this long list of accomplishments and 30 million record sales later, DMC is still releasing new music as he continues to create, inspire and motivate.

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Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

Norman Reedus & More Announced for ECCC 2016

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Emerald City Comicon has announced NORMAN REEDUS, star of THE WALKING DEAD, will appear at the convention on Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th! Additionally they have announced another round of comic creator guests including Skottie Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND), Taki Soma (BITCH PLANET), Michael Avon Oeming (POWERS), Gail Simone (SECRET SIX), Ed McGuinness (SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL), and C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s international talent scout! Limited tickets are still available, get them before they’re gone!

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Previously announced celebrity guests include:
Christy Carlson Romano (KIM POSSIBLE, EVEN STEVENS), Chyler Leigh (SUPERGIRL), Dameon Clarke (DRAGON BALL Z, BORDERLANDS 2), Danielle Panabaker (THE FLASH, JUSTIFIED), Dante Basco (HOOK, AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER), David Anders (IZOMBIE, ONCE UPON A TIME), Jenna Coleman (DOCTOR WHO, LEGO DIMENSIONS), Keiynan Lonsdale (THE FLASH), Ksenia Solo (LOST GIRL), Lana Parrilla (ONCE UPON A TIME, 24), Linda Ballantyne (SAILOR MOON), Melissa Benoist (SUPERGIRL), Nathan Fillion (FIREFLY, CASTLE), Nolan North (UNCHARTED), Robbie Amell (THE FLASH, X-FILES), Rose McIver (IZOMBIE, ONCE UPON A TIME), Sean Astin (GOONIES, LORD OF THE RINGS), Sean Maguire (ONCE UPON A TIME, SCOTT & BAILEY), Susan Roman (SAILOR MOON), Will Friedle (BATMAN BEYOND, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, BOY MEETS WORLD)

Comic guests include:
Aaron Conley (SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN), Aaron Kuder (ACTION COMICS), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Alé Garza (GET JIRO: BLOOD & SUSHI), Alex de Campi (NO MERCY), Amy Chu (POISON IVY), Annie Wu (BLACK CANARY), Babs Tarr (BATGIRL), Brittney Williams (PATSY WALKER aka HELLCAT), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Chad Hardin (HARLEY QUINN), Chris Burnham (BATMAN INC.), Chris Mooneyham (FIVE GHOSTS), Chris Moreno (ZOMBIE DICKHEADS ), Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE), Clay Mann (POISON IVY), Cully Hamner (RED), Dan Parent (KEVIN KELLER), Daniel Warren Johnson (THE GHOST FLEET), Dice Tsutsumi (ICE AGE), Don Rosa (UNCLE SCROOGE), Drew Johnson (WONDER WOMAN), Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER), Ed Brisson (SHELTERED), Ed Luce (WUVABLE OAF), Elsa Charretier (C.O.W.L.), Emi Lenox (PLUTONA), Emanuela Lupacchino (SUPERGIRL), Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner (GREEN LANTERN), Faith Erin Hicks (THE NAMELESS CITY), Fiona Staples (SAGA), Francis Manapul (JUSTICE LEAGUE), Hope Larson (A WRINKLE IN TIME), Jake Wyatt (MS. MARVEL), James Harren (RUMBLE), Jason Howard (TREES), Jim Mahfood (EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL), Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS), Jody Houser (FAITH), Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER), Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT), Kei Acedera (ALICE IN WONDERLAND), Kevin Wada (CATWOMAN), Klaus Janson (DARK KNIGHT III), Kris Anka (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Lee Weeks (DAREDEVIL), Leila del Duca (SHUTTER), Liz Prince (WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME IF I WET THE BED?), Marcus To (RED ROBIN), Mairghread Scott (POWER RANGERS), Marguerite Bennett (A-FORCE), Matthew Southworth (STUMPTOWN), Ming Doyle (CONSTANTINE), Mitch Gerads (THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), Noelle Stevenson (NIMONA), Pierrick Colinet (INFINITE LOOP), Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN), Raina Telgemeier (SISTERS), Sean Gordon Murphy (TOKYO GHOST), Shannon Watters (LUMBERJANES), Shawn Crystal (ARKHAM MANOR), Terry Moore (RACHEL RISING), Tim Sale (CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE), Todd Nauck (NIGHTCRAWLER), and many more!

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Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us April 7-10, 2016. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

NC – Power Man & Iron Fist #1 Signing

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Artist Sanford Greene, whose work has graced the pages of comic book series including Runaways, Shaft, Wonder Girl and more, appears at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of Marvel’s all-new, all-different POWER MAN & IRON FIST #1! The original Heroes For Hire are back!

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Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7462

FL – Chew Signing

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Two time Eisner award-winning artist Rob Guillory here for a signing at Famous Faces on Friday March 4th from noon to 3:00 PM. Rob is best known for his work on the Image title CHEW.

**JUST ADDED** Billy Tucci has been writing and drawing comics for over 20 years. Some of the books he’s best recognized for are his work on Shi, Sgt. Rock, Heroes for Hire, Red Hood: Lost Days, Harley Quinn, Vampirella and many more!

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Famous Faces and Funnies
3020 New Haven Avenue W, West Melbourne, FL 32904
(321) 259-3575

NM – The Spiderwick Chronicles Signing

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Tony DiTerlizzi, illustrator and co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles series will have an exhibition of his incredible work at the Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery during the month of February, with some screenings of the Spiderwick Chronicles movie leading up to a special Interview with DeTerlizzi conducted by George R.R. Martin and followed by an audience Q&A on Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30 PM! Details at the link…

About Tony DiTerlizzi:
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries. In 2014, he teamed up with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book. This year, a highly-anticipated collection of his early work, REALMS: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizzi was released. October will see the debut of The Story of Diva & Flea, a collaboration with fellow kid’s lit bestseller, Mo Willems. Tony’s work has been featured in Time magazine, USA Today, CNN, PBS, the BBC and The Today Show.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

CA – Spectrum Signing

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Actor Alan Tudyk (Con Man, Frozen, Firefly, Star Wars: Rogue One) appears with co-creators Shannon Denton and PJ Haarsma to sign SPECTRUM at Illusive Comics and Games on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM! Free tickets are available at the link!

Press Release:

Come meet the creative team behind Spectrum, the comic within the Kickstarted show Con Man at Illusive Comics & Games!

The first issue of Spectrum releases on Free Comic Book Day, May 7th. We have 300 copies of the comic for this signing.

The tickets are free, but we hope you’ll donate to Parents Helping Parents. And, if you live too far to drive, we are offering a limited amount of tickets to have a signed comic mailed to you.

FAQ:
1. How many items can I get signed? One per person.

2. Will there be a fee? No, but we will be collecting donations for Parents Helping Parents.

3. What can I get signed? Just the comic Spectrum.

4. Can I get a photo? Only a very brief one, if your camera is ready, with Alan sitting at the table.

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Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051
408-985-7481

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