Animation Props on Display at December 2010 Animation Celebration

November 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Michigan

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Classic animation props on display at Animation Celebration

Grand Rapids, Mich.: Nov. 20 – Stop-motion animation specialist, Justin Kohn, will display props from his body of work for the first time at the “Animation Celebration” film festival at the Knickerbocker Theater in Holland, Mich., on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Justin KohnKohn is supplying props from the films he worked on for public display to event ticket holders, including items from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, and Monkeybone.

Animation Celebration, sponsored by Phoenix E.V. Inc., marks the first time that these props will be publicly displayed anywhere in the United States.

“We are excited to be a part of this event,” said Phoenix E.V. Inc. event coordinator, Mark Hodges. “We want our event to be as educational as possible in addition to being fun and entertaining, and being able to display actual props used in these stop-motion films fits well into our goals.”

Kohn will give discussions about the props and his work in the animation industry, as well as sign autographs and meet with fans.

“It is just fun and exciting to be able to host this unique display of Hollywood memorabilia,” said Hodges.

This museum display is being supervised by Phoenix E.V. as well as Hope College, the owner of the Knickerbocker. Students from the college will be overseeing the display of these props.

Greenlight Collectibles Attending December 2010 Steel City Con

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GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES TO ATTEND STEEL CITY CON

Pittsburgh, — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Pittsburgh based convention called the Steel City Con ( http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 21 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy, Comic Book and Pop Culture Show this December 3-5, 2010 at the Monroeville Convention Center. Greenlight Collectibles, a premier manufacturer and marketer of officially licensed authentic die cast replicas will be attending the upcoming Steel City Con. Greenlight Collectibles will be debuting it’s new die cast Hollywood Series and also selling product. Additionally, they will have distributor and whole sale account information for new business as well as promoting the custom projects that they offer.

Greenlight Collectibles logoIn addition to a massive selection of new and vintage toys and comic books, attendees will be treated to signing appearances by many pop culture celebrity icons. The following are a few of the guests attending: Lou Ferrigno ( “The Incredible Hulk”); Richard Kiel (“Jaws” from the James Bond Films); Priscilla Barnes (“Terri” from Three’s Company and The Devils Rejects); Kane Hodder (“Jason Voorhees” from the Friday The 13th Films); Bruno Sammartino (Legendary Wrestling Superstar) and TNA Knockout’s Angelia Love and Velvet Sky from the Beautiful People. Attendees can also expect to see a large number of Comic Book Artists, Writers and Illustrators.

Many Pop Culture fans are tired of paying high admission fees just to walk into a big show. The Steel City Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at a low price. With vendor space offered at a low cost dealers are able to sell their items to attendees for much less than conventions that charge a huge amount of money for dealer space. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http://www.steelcitycon.com

Capicons Comic and Pop Culture Con (December 2010)

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Convention Capicons Comic & Pop Culture Con
Convention Website http://capicons.com
Start Date 12/05/2010
About This Convention: Admission: $3 – Kids FREE!
Open to the public from 10 am – 3 pm

50+ Dealer Tables–Door Prize Drawings

Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver, Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers & Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos & DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related collectibles.

Convention Guests John Gallagher – Sky-Dog Comics (Buzzboy, Roboy Red)
Steve Conley (Astonishing Space Thrills, Bloop, Kid Knight)
Andre Campbell and Tyran Eades of Heritage Comics HSQ
Venue Name Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept.
Venue Address 2148 Gallows Rd
Dunn Loring, VA
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 60
Projected Attendance 300
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Gaming
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

Top Cow Wraps 2010 Convention Tour at VA Comicon

November 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Top Stories, Virginia

Artifacts #3 variant, by Tucci

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TOP COW’S CONVENTION TOUR ENDS IN VIRGINIA

LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 18, 2010 – Top Cow’s 2010 convention tours wraps this weekend in Richmond, Virigina, with the two-day VA Comicon from November 20-21.

Fans who stop by the Top Cow booth will be able to pick up convention exclusives, preview books and free goodies, and celebrate the success of this year’s action-packed event series Artifacts. Among the creators appearing at the booth will be Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik (Asset, Last Mortal), John Mahoney (Last Mortal) and Bill Tucci (Shi). Sablik will also be available throughout the show for portfolio reviews for aspiring artists.

The publisher will be offering three exclusive VA Comicon variants for the event: two blank sketch Artifacts #3 variants and a wraparound Artifacts #3 variant, by Tucci. The exclusives are limited and will be initially made at VA Comicon.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.vacomicon.com. For more information from Top Cow, please visit www.topcow.com or follow them on Twitter (@TopCow).

About Top Cow Productions Inc.

Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, WITCHBLADE, was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD on July 29, 2008. WITCHBLADE is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other flagship property, THE DARKNESS, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. WANTED, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and roleplaying games.

Tri-Valley Toy, Comic Book and Collectible Show (December 2010)

Convention Name
Tri-Valley Toy, Comic Book & Collectible Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.toyhavoc.com
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.
Date
12/05/2010
About This Convention
Tons of toys, plenty of comic books and other collectibles that can complete or start your collection
Venue Name and Address
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave Gate 8 Exhibition Building
Pleasanton, California 94566
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Tri-Valley Toy, Comic Book & Collectible Show flyer

Boston Super Megafest This Weekend

Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future

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The Super Mega Fest takes place this weekend and is shaping up to be New England’s Premier Multimedia Extravaganza. Some of the show’s fantastic highlights include a very rare appearance by Christopher Lloyd in celebration of Back To the Future’s 25th anniversary.

Other top guests who will appear this weekend include Linda Blair,  the stars of the The Boondock Saints, Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek), Peter Tork, Rick Derringer, and comic artists Daxiong & John Hebert.

The Super Mega Fest continues to grow and features a Boondock Saints party Saturday night, all-star concert, and thousands of fans who always come out in force to have a good time party or wear a fantastic costume. Dont miss the excitement this weekend.

For more info http://www.supermegafest.com/

VA Comicon (November 2010)

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Convention VA COMICON
Convention Website http://www.vacomicon.com
Start Date 11/20/2010
End Date 11/21/2010
Venue Name Ramada Plaza Richmond West
Venue Address 6624 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 120
Projected Attendance 2500
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Gaming
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

Motor City Comic Con Cancels Fall 2010 Show

November 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Michigan

Hopefully everyone planning to attend has already heard about this, but we were recently informed of the cancellation of this weekend’s Motor City Comic Con. Their next scheduled show is now set for May 13-15, 2011. They made the following statement available on their website:

Motor City Comic Con iconFALL SHOW CANCELED

Dealers, Artists, Guests, Fans and Volunteers;

It is with much regret we are canceling our November 2010 convention. Many challenges surfaced making it impossible for us to provide you with a first class show. We apologize for informing you so close to the show date and for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please keep in mind that our May 2011 convention will go on as always and we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

On behalf of Motor City Comics, The Goldman Family and Staff we appreciate your patience during this difficult time and wish you all a good winter and early Happy New Year!

Michael Golden and Eva Ink Artist Group “Im-print” at Virginia Comicon

November 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Virginia

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Michael Golden and Eva Ink Artist Group “Im-print” at Virginia ComiCon!

Golden, Scott, Jusko and Ramos round out the roaster!

Richmond, VA– The Biggest Comic Convention in Virginia, the Virginia ComiCon is coming up this weekend! And an exclusive Michael Golden print is marking the occasion– available at registration!

Michael Golden's More Heroes and Villains Sketchbook 2Eva Ink Artist Group will be at the show en force with legendary artist and creator Michael Golden. Michael is known for his groundbreaking work on such books as “The’Nam,” “G.I. Joe,” “Doctor Strange,” “The Micronuats,” and much more. And currently Golden is working on “Spawn 200” with Todd McFarlane, as well as a few other special books in the works with IDW and more. Michael will have copies of his new book “Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains” at the show, in addition to other books , DVD’s and prints. Golden will be signing and sketching both days of the show.

Artist Steve Scott, fresh off his successful “Batman Confidential” gig for DC Comics, will have copies of his sketchbook “Steve Scott Sketches” as well as some new prints he’ll be debuting in Virginia for the occasion. Steve’s work has recently graced issues of “X-Men Forever,” “Green Lantern”– special projects, and also includes amazing work on Hulk, Indiana Jones, and production work for “Smallville” as well. Steve will be signing and sketching both days of the show.

Writer and color artist Renee Witterstaetter will also be on hand to sign copies of her books “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” “Dying for Action—The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” “Spartan X,” and her new book “Kerry and the Scary Things.”

Also joining the convention is fine art painter supreme, Joe Jusko, who is also the subject of two new Eva Ink Publishing sketchbook, the first one hitting stands now–“Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty.” Copies of the book will be available at the show while supplies last. Joe is know for his beautiful cover work featuruing Marvel, DC and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters, and much more, including beautifully painted Lara Croft sequential pages, and creation of the comic book series “Cops: The Job.” With a legacy too lengthy to even mention here, Joe will be signing and sketching at the show both days.

Renowned inker and illustrator Rodney Ramos, will be joining the group as well in his first ever appearance in Virginia! Rodney will have a plethora of pages and prints available for the Virginia ComiCon. And will be sketching and signing as well. Rodney has worked for every major comic book company out there, on their most prominent characters. If you collect comics, you have a hundred of his works in your collection, no doubt. Don’t miss his first appearance at the VA ComiCon!

In addition to Golden, Jusko, Scott, Ramos and Witterstaetter, the amazing guest list for this weekend includes Ethan Van Sciver, Arthur Suydam, Larry Hama, Mike McKone, Billy Tucci, Tim Seeley, Jim Calafiore, Budd Root, Brian Pulido, and many more!

For more information or to book a sketch with the featured artists above, contact Renee Witterstaetter at: evaink@aol.com

For more information on the VA ComiCon, go to: vacomicon.com

VA Comicon Offers Discount Code to Convention Scene Fans

November 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Top Stories, Virginia

Artifacts 3 Variant Cover
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Conventionscene.com Discount Code for HORROR-themed VA Comicon on November 20-21!
The VA Comicon will offer a 1 for 1 exchange for any valid Motor City Con Tickets onsite at our show for zero charge!

Come to Richmond, VA on November 20-21 (The weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving) for a HORROR themed Comic book show! We have assembled the best talent in the world to showcase the finest in Horror Comic books! And YOU can get into the ENTIRE fully-carpeted and chandeliered show (including the AMA Manga and Anime Show) for only $14.99!

VA Comicon logoHeadlined by Ethan Van Sciver (Blackest Night), The VA Comicon brings horror publishers Top Cow, Zenescope, Fangoria and more to Richmond! With Mutiple Show Exclusives including interlocking Witchblade and Darkness monster-themed covers by Billy Tucci! A Lady Death Exclusive Comic by Ivan Reis and Brian Pulido! A VA Comicon Grimm Fairy Tales exclusive with an Ebas Cover! An Arthur Suydam Exclusive Zombie Print, and a Bucky O’Hare print by Michael Golden. Finally a Limited edition Moonstone anthology by Con guests James Kuhoric (Scream Award winning writer of Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash), and JC Vaughn (Vampire Hunter Dean)!

Guests include: Ethan Van Sciver, Billy Tucci, Arthur Suydam,Michael Golden, Mike McKone, Brian Pulido, Ebas, Herb Trimpe, Alex Saviuk, Dan Parent, Tim Seeley, Larry Hama, Jim Calafiore, Rick Spears, Robert Atkins, Joe Jusko, Randy Green, The Fillbach Brothers,Tsunami Studios, Eva Ink, Adhouse Books and DOZENS more!

Exhibitors include: CGC, The Hero Initiative, ComicCollectorLive.com, Regal Cinemas, Fetch-a-Cure, The Wieringo Scholarship, Mile High Comics, Neat Stuff Collectibles, Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, and Dozens more! In fact, more than HALF of our vendors will be selling Horror Comics from the Golden Age of Funny Books (1938-1955)!

Events include: An entire separate event hall filled with Manga and Anime vendors and creators! Lectures and panels including “Investing in Comics”, opportunities to sell your books on-site to the two top buyers of comic books in the world, Neat Stuff Collectibles and Mile High Comics, a FREE restoration check by top expert Steve Borock of Heritage Auctions at the Hero Initiative booth, exclusive horror movie screenings by Fangoria Saturday night, the first ever LIVE ComicCollectorLive.com Town Hall Meeting and SO MUCH MORE! (Once again, more info is at www.VAcomicon.com!) We will also have an auction for original comic art on Saturday night immediately following the show, to help cover artist travel expenses. 30% of auction sales will also go to charity!

The show has PLENTY of FREE parking, and is located less than 5 minutes off of I-64 and I-95 at the Ramada Plaza West in Richmond, VA (http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=10). With a FREE shuttle to the train station, and hotel rooms for only $65 a night, you should check it out!

As a special bonus, ConventionScene.com users can get into the show 30 minutes early AND get all ticket fees waived by going to http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=569 and entering the code CONVENTIONSCENE. As another bonus, attached to this message is the world premiere of Billy Tucci’s “Universal” inspired double-cover! All information regarding EVERYTHING is located at our newly re-designed website http://www.vacomicon.com. Be sure to stick around after for the HUGE original comic art auction Saturday night! With direct flights to Richmond for less than $59 from Philadelphia, New York and Florida, We KNOW will see you there!

Sincerely, Brett Carreras
Owner: www.BrettsComicPile.com
Promoter: www.VAcomicon.com

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