Convention Scene http://www.conventionscene.com Where Fans Gather for the Latest Convention News and Schedules Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:27:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 Spooky Empire posts Photo Op info for Ultimate Horror Weekend http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/08/spooky-empire-posts-photo-op-info-for-ultimate-horror-weekend/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/08/spooky-empire-posts-photo-op-info-for-ultimate-horror-weekend/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:25:44 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=65270 Spooky Empire LogoPre-Sale autograph and photo op tickets are available for the following guests.

**YOU MUST PRINT OUT YOUR PDF TICKETS TO REDEEM ON-SITE**

Autographs and photo ops will also be available for purchase on site.

Prices are per autograph or photo op.

Autograph and /or photo op fees do not include admission to the show. Tickets to the show must be purchased separately.

Pre sale tickets will guarantee your chance for meet and greet/autograph or get a photo. 

Once lines are cut off only pre-sale ticket holders will be allowed to stay in line. 

Pre-Sale Autograph tickets will only be available online until Thursday, October 29th.

See the list here!

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The Midwest Comicon (November 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/the-midwest-comicon-november-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/the-midwest-comicon-november-2015/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:25:50 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=65103 Event Details:

Midwest Comicon

Convention Name
The Midwest Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.themidwestcomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/07/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/08/2015
About This Convention
Built to be a family friendly event! This con is the new face of Iowa’s longest running comicon which was Comic Book I-CON. It is the first 2-day comicon put on by local interests in the Capital City in 20 years.

Over 100 creators/guests not including vendors. Many FREE photo ops for the family. FREE costume contest for 16 + on Saturday and kids costume contest on Sunday.

Venue Name and Address
IOWA EVENT CENTER / Hall B
833
Des Moines, Ia 50309
United States
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Projected Attendance
7,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jim Steranko, Bernard Chang, Paul Ryan, Phil Hester, Erik Burnham, Christian J. Simpson, Nalini Krishan, Jeff Parazzo, Kevin Duhaney, Roxy the Rancor

Midwest Comicon

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Xtrava-Con! Comic Book and Toy Show (December 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/xtrava-con-comic-book-and-toy-show-december-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/xtrava-con-comic-book-and-toy-show-december-2015/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:20:13 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=65152 Event Details:

X-TravaCon

Convention Name
Xtrava-Con! Comic Book and Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/27/2015
About This Convention
Michigan’s longest running one day Comic Book and Toy show features 40-50 tables of dealers selling comics, toys, action figures, Anime and gaming. Hourly door prizes throughout the day. Plus Animation all day from the Anime Club of Michigan.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Hall
19801 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, Michigan 48152
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
45
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
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Xtrava-Con! Comic Book and Toy Show (November 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/xtrava-con-comic-book-and-toy-show-november-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/xtrava-con-comic-book-and-toy-show-november-2015/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:10:15 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=65150 Event Details:

X-TravaCon

Convention Name
Xtrava-Con! Comic Book and Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/22/2015
About This Convention
Michigan’s longest running one day Comic Book and Toy show features 40-50 tables of dealers selling comics, toys, action figures, Anime and gaming. Hourly door prizes throughout the day. Plus Animation all day from the Anime Club of Michigan.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Hall 48152 United States Map It
19801 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, Michigan 48152
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
45
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles
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X-Xtrava-Con! Comic Book and Toy Show (October 2015) http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/x-xtrava-con-comic-book-and-toy-show-october-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/x-xtrava-con-comic-book-and-toy-show-october-2015/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:05:24 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=65147 Event Details:

X-TravaCon

Convention Name
X-Xtrava-Con! Comic Book and Toy Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.motorcityconventions.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/11/2015
About This Convention
Michigan’s longest running one day Comic Book and Toy show features 40-50 tables of dealers selling comics, toys, action figures, Anime and gaming. Hourly door prizes throughout the day. Plus Animation all day from the Anime Club of Michigan.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Hall 48152 United States Map It
19801 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, Michigan 48152
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
45
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
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DC Announces NYCC 2015 Panel Schedule http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/dc-announces-nycc-2015-panel-schedule/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/dc-announces-nycc-2015-panel-schedule/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:35:16 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=65261 00dc-nycc15

Press Release:

DC Entertainment (DCE) returns to New York Comic Con with an expansive booth featuring must-see costumes, props and collectibles alongside signings with leading writers and artists, special reveals and exclusive giveaways every day of the Con. In addition, DCE will also feature a robust schedule of fan-favorite panel programming. spanning every day of New York Comic from Thursday, October 8th to Sunday, October 11th at the Javits Convention Center.

Decades in the making, pop culture fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to honor one of the comic industry’s most influential works:
“DC Comics – The Dark Knight 30th Anniversary.” Get an inside look at the legacy of the series that defined a generation with DCE Co-Publisher and Batman artist Jim Lee and the talent behind the forthcoming series THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, writer Brian Azzarello, and artists Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert. A must-attend for all Batman fans, the panel will also feature surprise guests, exclusive reveals and revelations. Friday, 11:00 am, Room 1D

As the first collection of groundbreaking new titles from DCE’s creator-driven imprint Vertigo begin to debut next month, get a behind-the-scenes look at some of these thrilling new series at “VERTIGO: The New #1s.” Join Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond and the minds behind some of these groundbreaking stories including Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen (SURVIVORS’ CLUB), Holly Black (LUCIFER), Tom King (SHERIFF OF BABYLON), and Shaun Simon (ART OPS). Thursday, 4:00 pm, Room 1A21

DCE boasts the most iconic collection of Super Heroes in the world, and “DC Comics – Heroes To The Core” will enable fans to get closer to some of their favorite heroes with the minds that bring them all to life. Get a first look at all the explosive adventures that await these icons on the page with
DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN), Jeff King (CONVERGENCE), Trevor McCarthy (AQUAMAN), Greg Pak (ACTION COMICS), John Romita Jr. (SUPERMAN), Riley Rossmo (CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER), Pete Tomasi (SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN), Van Jensen (THE FLASH), and David Walker (CYBORG). Saturday, 12:15 pm, Room 1A06

A veritable who’s who of Bat-talent will gather together in Gotham for “DC Comics – Batman: The Bat-Universe.” Explore the latest adventures of the World’s Greatest Detective with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (BATMAN), Amy Chu (POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH), Khary Randolph (WE ARE ROBIN), Tom King and Tim Seeley (GRAYSON), Peter Tomasi (BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT), and James Tynion IV (BATMAN ETERNAL), and be the first to witness never-before-seen art and breaking Batman news. Saturday, 1:30 pm, Empire Stage 1E

Dive into the most exciting and diverse stories ever told with a comic for every fan and every genre. “DC Comics – All Access” will include panelists Jimmy Palmiotti (HARLEY QUINN), Heath Corson and Gustavo Duarte (BIZARRO), Brenden Fletcher (BLACK CANARY, GOTHAM ACADEMY), Karl Kerschl (GOTHAM ACADEMY), Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER), Babs Tarr (BATGIRL), and Annie Wu (BLACK CANARY), who will all serve as guides to the expansive DC Universe. Sunday, 12:15 pm, Room 1A06

“Mad About MAD” – The country’s #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of 1), MAD Magazine is dumber than ever! Join Editor John Ficarra, Art Director Sam Viviano, Peter Kuper, Tom Richmond and Jonathan Bresman for a ridiculous peek at what’s happening at the magazine, and an epically, moronic Q&A. Sunday 2:30pm Room 1A21

FULL PANEL SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 8th

1:30-2:30pm DC Entertainment – Master Class: Art History
Panelists: Gustavo Duarte, Ivan Reis, Riley Rossmo, Babs Tarr
Location: Room 1A21

4:00-5:00pm VERTIGO: The New #1s
Panelists: Shelly Bond, Lauren Beukes, Holly Black, Dale Halvorsen, Tom King, Shaun Simon
Location: Room 1A21

Friday, October 9th

11:00am-12:00pm DC Comics – The Dark Knight 30th Anniversary
Panelists: Jim Lee, Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert
Location: Room 1D

2:45-3:45pm DC Entertainment Spotlight on Scott Snyder
Panelist: Scott Snyder
Location: Room 1A21

Saturday, October 10th

12:15-1:15pm DC Comics – Heroes to the Core
Panelists: Dan DiDio, Jeff King, Trevor McCarthy, Greg Pak, John Romita Jr, Riley Rossmo, Pete Tomasi, Van Jensen, David Walker, Jimmy Palmiotti
Location: Room 1A06

1:30-2:30pm DC Comics – Batman: The Bat-Universe
Panelists: Greg Capullo, Amy Chu, Tom King, Khary Randolph, Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, Peter Tomasi, James Tynion IV
Location: Empire Stage 1E

Sunday, October 11th

12:15-1:15pm DC Comics – All Access
Panelists: Heath Corson, Gustavo Duarte, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Steve Orlando, Jimmy Palmiotti, Babs Tarr, Annie Wu
Location: Room 1A06

2:30-3:30pm Mad about MAD
Panelists: John Ficarra, Ryan Flanders, Sam Viviano, Jonathan Bresman, Peter Kuper, Tom Richmond
Location: Room 1A21

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DC – Cartoons for Victory Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/dc-cartoons-for-victory-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/dc-cartoons-for-victory-signing/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:22:03 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=65257 00cfv

Warren Bernard signs CARTOONS FOR VICTORY on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

World War II needed heroes on the home front as well as on the battlefields abroad, and many comic artists provided just that. Bernard, executive director of Small Press Expo, whose vast collection and vaster knowledge of comic art has made him a frequent speaker on and contributor to books on the history of comics, has marshalled the work of figures including Milton Caniff, Chester Gould, Al Capp, Harold Gray, Charles Addams, Herblock, Peter Arno, Will Eisner, and Harvey Kurtzman for a comprehensive view of what the comics did in the war.

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC 20012

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CA – Adventure Time Signing http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/ca-adventure-time-signing/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/ca-adventure-time-signing/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:15:28 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=65254 00ca-advtime

Voice actors Olivia Olson (Marceline the Vampire Queen) and Martin Olson (Lord of Evil) appear at The Grove on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM to perform, discuss and sign ADVENTURE TIME: THE ENCHIRIDION and MARCY’S SUPER SECRET SCRAPBOOK! Dive deeper into the secrets of Adventure Time with this mysterious mash-up of The Enchiridion (the ancient book for heroes) and Marceline the Vampire Queen’s childhood diary.

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

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Masters of Fantasy Gallery Opening http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/masters-of-fantasy-gallery-opening/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/masters-of-fantasy-gallery-opening/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:53:21 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=65252 00masters-fantasy

Press Release:

Metropolis Gallery is pleased to present for viewing and purchase the Masters of Fantasy Gallery Show.  Featuring the amazing art of Frank Frazetta, Jeff Jones, Greg Hildebrandt, Ken Kelly, Michael Golden, Phil Hale, Bernie Wrightson and many more famous pop culture / comic artists.

Metropolis Gallery is located at 36 West 37th Street, 6th Floor, only a 10 minute walk from New York Comic Con.

Join us  Friday, October 9th, 6:00 – 10:00pm for our opening reception.
​Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided for your enjoyment.

Gallery Opening continues through the weekend:

Saturday, October 10th       12:00-8:00pm
Sunday, October 11th            12:00-5:00pm

After NYCC, the gallery will be open to the public
​Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am-5:00pm.

All items for view and purchase.  Click here to view items for sale.

To view by appointment, call Robert Pistella or Vincent Zurzolo at 212-260-4147 or 1-800-229-6387.

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Hero Initiative Announces Special Guests for NYCC 2015 http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/hero-initiative-announces-special-guests-for-nycc-2015/ http://www.conventionscene.com/2015/10/07/hero-initiative-announces-special-guests-for-nycc-2015/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:36:33 +0000 http://www.conventionscene.com/?p=65250 Hero-Initiative-logo-2

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to New York Comic Con, the four-day long show at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34thSt. on October 8-11!

And EXCLUSIVE special guests are the order of the day at Hero’s booth, #N104! Punisher and Uncanny X-Men artist Whilce Portacio will be at Hero’s booth ALL weekend, along with fellow X-Men alum Chris Ivy!

Mike Perkins, artist on Captain America and X-Men will be at the Hero booth on Friday and Saturday afternoons, Oct. 9 and 10, and he’ll be joined by Preacher and Punisher artist Steve Dillon, who’s making the trek all the way from England. Dillon will be at Hero booth and only Hero’s booth Saturday and Sunday afternoon, Oct. 10 and 11. And Hellboy artists Max and Sebastian Fiumara come in from Argentina to make an appearance at Hero’s booth on Saturday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Speaking of which, The Hellboy 100 Project book will be on sale at the booth at $12.99 for softcover and $24.99 for hardcover! The con is a GREAT autograph opportunity. Participating artists Gabriel Ba, Arthur Baltazar, Jim Calafiore, Victor Castro, Clayton Crain, Mark dos Santos, Tony Fleecs, Autumn Fredrickson, Agnes Garbowska, Gabriel Hardman, Edwin Huang, Ken Lashley, Fabio Moon, Todd Nauck, Whilce Portacio, Tom Raney, Alex Saviuk, Tim Seeley, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ben Templesmith, Jim Zub, and Chrissie Zullo will all be in attendance!

Hero’s Sandman: Overture #6 variant makes its convention debut at New York! Only 1000 copies of this special variant were made, and copies are available at $5 per.

And Hero Initiative ambassadors are all over the con floor collecting for our worthy cause! Please check out Arthur Adams, Gabriel Ba, Marguerite Bennett, Joyce Chin, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Bryan Glass, Richard Isanove, Ken Lashley, Jason Latour, Tom Lyle, Fabio Moon, Greg Pak, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Brian Pulido, Sara Richard, Tim Sale, Valerio Schiti, Louise Simonson, Walt Simonson, Joe Staton, James Tynion, and Jim Zub. They’ll all be flying the Hero flag, so stop by their booths and do the right thing!

About The Hero Initiative

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

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

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