Raleigh Comic Book Show (2012 Schedule)

February 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, North Carolina

Raleigh Comic Book Show
About This Convention:
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holiday Inn Crabtree
4100 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27612
(exit 7 off Hwy 440)
Hotel: (919) 782-8600Comic Book Show & Sale: featuring thousands of golden age, silver age to current comics plus posters, art, toys, & related merchandise.FREE Giveaways!

Hours:10am to 4pm

Admission: ***FREE***

More Info:
Lyn Anderson
PO Box 99201
Raleigh, NC 27624
(919) 844-1758

Dealers come from a five state area with the finest selection of golden age & silver age books for a show this size. 25 tables and a lot of fun!!!

Venue Name Holiday Inn Crabtree
Venue Address 4100 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27612
United States
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books

Even More Guests Flock to WonderCon 2012

Justice League Dark #1

Press Release:

Lay, Snyder, Wheaton and Even More Guests Flock to WonderCon

WonderCon in Anaheim features increasingly stellar lineup 

Anaheim, CA – WonderCon, part of Comic-Con International’s (CCI) family of nonprofit comics conventions, announced the latest additions to a guest list that already has fans buying passes at an unprecedented pace for the three-day celebration of comics and related popular art forms. The additions include fan favorites cartoonist Carol Lay (WayLay, The Simpsons), award-winning writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, Swamp Thing), and actor/author Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory). WonderCon will be held March 16-18, 2012.

            Passes and hotel accommodations for WonderCon became available on www.comic-con.org/wc/ in December. The event, traditionally held in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987, relocated the Anaheim Convention Center for 2012 due to renovations at the usual venue. Organizers for the event are pleased to offer southern Californian fans a chance to attend WonderCon who otherwise may not have been able to make the trek to San Francisco. Fans from Orange County and the Los Angeles area have expressed delight in having an event akin to San Diego Comic-Con at their doorstep.

            WonderCon’s format resembles the world-renowned Comic-Con albeit on a reduced scale. The 2011 WonderCon welcomed nearly 50,000 attendees, which is less than half of the 130,000 who attended the 2011 San Diego show.

            Joining Lay, Snyder, and Wheaton among the newly announced special guests are Renae De Liz (artist/editor, Womanthology, The Last Unicorn), Rebekah Isaacs (artist, Angel & Faith, Magus), Todd Nauck (artist, Amazing Spider-Man, Young Justice), Humberto Ramos (artist, Amazing Spider-Man, Impulse, Crimson), and Ryan Sook (artist, The Spectre; cover artist, Justice League Dark, DCU Presents). For a complete list and bios of the previously announced special guests, who include award-winning comics writers and artists as well as novelists and screenwriters, visit www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_guests.php.          

            “The guest list just keeps getting more impressive,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for WonderCon and parent company, Comic-Con International. “That, along with rapid badge sales, indicates WonderCon will be just as exciting, if not more so, than the 2011 blockbuster show.”

About WonderCon:

WonderCon, one of the country’s best comics and popular arts conventions, is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to WonderCon each spring, CCI organizes San Diego Comic-Con each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind) and San Francisco’s Alternative Press Expo (APE) each fall. On the web: WonderCon.orgFacebook.com/comiccon,Twitter.com/wondercon.

Nerd Nation Podcast to Spotlight Indy Creators at MegaCon 2012

January 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Florida

Nerd Nation

Press Release:

NERD NATION PODCAST TO SPOTLIGHT INDY CREATORS AT MEGACON!
Hero Initiative to appear

February 18th, 2012
The Nerd Nation Podcast will be hosting an Artists Alley Spotlight Panel at this years Megacon Convention. The focus will be on creating comics on a budget, the steps to take in putting together a team, and the creators books themselves.

The panel will break the mold of panels, stressing interactivity between the panelists and the audience, including one on one time with the creators. There will be a fan VS Indy creators trivia contest with dozens of prizes.

The panelists are….

Derrick Fish
www.thewellkeeper.com

Kate Carleton
www.naughtybicycle.com

Martin Pierro
www.cosmictimes.net

Mike Wagganer
www.mikewagganer.com

James Whynot
www.cosmictimes.net

The first 50 attendees will also recieve a Nerd Nation Swag Bag featuring promotional material from Megacon vendors and artists. The Hero Initiative will also be present to discuss the good work that they do and to give out information about the charity.The panel will be Saturday, February 18th at 6:30 PM in Hall 221 C.

Megacon is from February 17th-19Th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The Nerd Nation podcast goes live every Thursday 9:30 Pm EST on
www.blogtalkradio.com/nerdnation. They can also be downloaded on Itunes and seen at www.investcomics.com/nerd-nation

Scene on Video: “Superheroes Invade New Orleans Comic Con”

Lou Ferrigno

A reporter from WGNO talks to Lou Ferrigno and more at the Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con.

 

SDCC Announces Their Special Guests List is Complete for 2012 with 28 New Additions

January 30, 2012 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News, Top Stories

Silvestri Hulk

While they have yet to remove George Perez from the list (who announced via his Facebook page that he is cancelling his appearance this year), Comic-Con International has announced that their Special Guests list for 2012 is complete. The latest update contains 28 new names:

 

Ron Marz Appearing at the Shoff Promotions Comic Show Sunday, January 29th, 2012, Courtesy of Baltimore Comic-Con

Artifacts 13

Press Release:

Ron Marz comes to Northern Virginia with Baltimore Comic-Con

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - January 27, 2012 -As a last-minute reminder, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter Marc Nathan is bringing superstar writer Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo) to the Shoff Baseball & Sports Card Shows & Comic Book & Nonsports Card Show in Tyson’s Corner, VA this Sunday, January 29th.  Stop by to see Ron and Marc, discuss this year’s show, and buy some comics and cards!  Marc will also have Exhibitor and Artist Alley forms for this years convention on September 8th and 9th.

For more information about Shoff show, please go to their website, http://shoffpromotions.com/.  The January 29th event will be held at the Tysons Corner, VA Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn), 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102 from 10am-3:30pm, and admission is only $3/person.  Be sure to stop by!

On Saturday, January 28th, Ron will be stopping by Cards Comics & Collectibles of Reisterstown, MD, 100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD  21136 from 11am-2pm (which will feature 50% off trade paperbacks and hardcovers during Ron’s visit!) and Laughing Ogre Comics in Fairfax, VA, 10647 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-2202 from 4pm-7pm.

SDCC Announces First 30 Special Guests for 2012

Jim Lee Justice League 5

Comic-Con International has announced the first 30 special guests for their 2012 convention.

Editor’s Note: George Perez has since announced via his Facebook page that he has had to cancel his appearance there this year.

Blizzard Announces 2012 Battle.net World Championship for Asia, Pushes Next BlizzCon to 2013

January 27, 2012 by  
Filed under California, Convention News, Gaming, Video Games

Blizzard Entertainment

Press Release:

2012 Battle.net World Championship

Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce the 2012 Battle.net World Championship, a major global eSports event featuring some of the best pro-gaming competition in the world.Slated to take place in Asia toward the end of 2012, the Battle.net World Championship will host this year’s StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments. Blizzard gamers and eSports fans from around the world will be invited to attend and witness some of the most skilled pro players on the planet battle it out for cash and glory.

We’re excited to be showcasing Blizzard eSports on a truly global stage this year. We’re also heavily focused on getting Diablo IIIMists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possibleIn light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.

More details about the 2012 Battle.net World Championship and BlizzCon 2013, including specific dates and locations, will be coming in the months ahead.

Source: Blizzard Entertainment

William Shatner, Stan Lee, and Many More Headline Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012

William Shatner and Stan Lee

Press Release:

William Shatner, Stan Lee, Adam Baldwin, Mary McDonnell, James Marsters, Michael Biehn, WWE® Diva Kelly Kelly™ Among Headliners At 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 28-29 At Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Superstar Artists George Perez, Greg Horn, Jesus Merino, Tyler Kirkham, Arthur Suydam And Many Others Scheduled To Appear

North America’s largest pop-culture tour opens the 2012 season as Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, a huge success in its inaugural event last year, returns to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, January 28-29, with standout guests William Shatner, Stan Lee, Adam Baldwin, Mary McDonnell, James Marsters, Michael Biehn and WWE® Diva Kelly Kelly™ headlining the list of celebrity attendees. The event, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK) will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

Baldwin (FULL METAL JACKET, “Serenity”), Marsters (“Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), and Biehn (THE TERMINATOR, THE ABYSS) will attend both days, while Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Lee (“Spider-Man,” “X-Men” co-creator), Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Nominee McDonnell (“Battlestar Galactica,” DANCES WITH WOLVES), Kelly and Ryder are currently scheduled to appear on Saturday.

“Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con was a huge first event for us in 2011, and we have even more in store for this year,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World Board of Directors. “TV and movie stars like William Shatner, Adam Baldwin, Mary McConnell and James Marsters, a comics icon like Stan Lee, two WWE stars and many superstar creators make it a pop culture extravaganza, and a great way to kick off the 2012 Tour.”

The lineup of superstar artists at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con is also impressive, including George Pérez (“Superman,” “JSA”), Jesus Merino (“Avengers Forever,” “Superman/Batman”), Félix Ruiz (“Halo: Fall Of Reach – Boot Camp,” “Marvel Zombies 5), Tyler Kirkham (“Green Lantern: New Guardians,” “Amazing Spider-Man”), Barry Kitson (“Uncanny X-Force,” “Spider-Man”), Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “X-Force”), Bernie Wrightson (“Batman,” “House of Mystery”), Norm Breyfogle (“Batman Beyond, “Life with Archie”) and Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and dozens of others.

Other popular celebrity guests scheduled to be on hand in New Orleans include Paul McGillion (“Stargate: Atlantis,” “Star Trek”), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” BOONDOCK SAINTS I & II), Sean Patrick Flanery (BOONDOCK SAINTS I & II, SAW 3D), Diora Baird (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, WEDDING CRASHERS), Jennifer Blanc (“Dark Angel,” “Party of Five”), Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY), Peter Mayhew (STAR WARS), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) and Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead”).

Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at New Orleans Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. New Orleans Comic Con brings it all – Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Graphic Novels, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! This is Louisiana’s best new Comic Con! New Orleans Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!

Via Wizard World

Marvel Announces 2012 Convention Plans

Marvel

Marvel has announced plans to attend 4 conventions in 2012, hitting the usual high spots with 2 stops in California plus Chicago and New York:

Mar 16-18 - Wondercon in Anaheim, CA.
Apr 13-15 - C2E2 in Chicago, IL
Jul 11-15 - San Diego Comic-Con in San Diego, CA
Oct 11-14 - New York Comic Con in New York, NY

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