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  • Marvel Announces 2012 Convention Plans

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    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

    Knoxville Comic and Anime Con (June 2012)

    Knoxville

    Convention Name
    Knoxville Comic & Anime Con
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.knoxvillecomicanimecon.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date
    06/09/2012
    End Date
    06/10/2012
    About This Convention
    Knoxville Comic & Anime Con June 9/10 , The Falls Convention Center, 325 N. Cedar Bluff RD, Knoxville TN , 37923…Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4, Admission only 5.00..ALL ACCESS PASS 30.00 Limited to 50 Members (details on website!) GUESTS Legendary TARA STRONG (Greatest female voice talent EVER! Over 300 voice credits My Little Pony , Teen Titans (RAVEN), BEN 10, Powerpuff Girls, Family Guy, MORE!) , JOE LINSNER Creator Cry for Dawn, 7 WALKING DEAD ZOMBIES!!, Huge selection of Comic Book Artists & Writers!! PANELS & COSTUME CONTEST EACH DAY with 3 categories 200.00 prize packages/metal and Plaque for each winner! ONLY 30 DAYS LEFT TO GO!! For DETAILS, UPDATES , and DIRECTIONS contact the website at
    WWW.KNOXVILLECOMICANIMECON.COM
    Venue Name and Address
    The Falls Cedar Bluff Convention Center
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    50
    Projected Attendance
    2000
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Anime
    Additional Categories
    • Comic Books
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Guests
    TARA STRONG ( VOICE ACTRESS WITH MORE VOICE CREDITS THAN ANY OTHER FEMALE ACTOR!), JOESEPH MICHAEL LINSNER CREATOR OF DAWN, 7 WALKING DEAD ZOMBIES FROM THE AMC SHOW, DON HILLSMAN GAMBIT ARTIST, MORE!

    Tara Strong

    Jim Steranko Headlines 2-Day Tampa Bay Comic Con in March 2012

    January 25, 2012 by  
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    Captain America Jim Steranko

    Press Release:

    Tampa Bay Comic Con Gets Better Than Ever

    January 25th, 2012 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will return in March with greater grandeur than ever before with its brand new two-day format convention. On March 3-4, 2012, convention attendees will be able to experience a Tampa Bay Comic Con that offers more activities and special events than ever before, such as artist panels and after-hours events with convention guest creators and celebrities.

    At the forefront of the convention additions will be an all-new, full-scale, video game tournament held by SuperCon 2k Series! For the first time, attendees will be able to go head-to-head with other attendees in games such as “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, “Halo Reach”, “Soul Calibur 5” and “Super Smash Bros. Brawl”.

    The buzz and palpable excitement surrounding the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s success and expansion is perhaps only matched with their announced “guest of honor”: Jim Steranko. As an artist for many Stan Lee written comic book stories during the “Silver Age” of comic books (primarily Captain America, Nick Fury and X-Men), Steranko played an integral role in “modernizing” the genre to meet the changing and maturing tastes of readers during the turbulent late 1960s. Steranko single-handedly revolutionized the comic book industry when he employed artistic techniques never seen before in comics such as “op-art” (optical effects), “pop art” and surrealism.

    As another event open to attendees, the Tampa Bay Comic Con will make available a small amount of tickets to an exclusive dinner party with Jim Steranko and J. David Spurlock at the posh and quintessential Italian steakhouse, “The Palm”. The purchase of a reservation will include a full-course, world-class meal at The Palm, five autographs from Jim Steranko and of course the priceless experience of such an occasion. Dinner reservations can be made through Tampa Bay Comic Con (“Show Schedule” section) or through its eBay partner, “AstonishingComicsFL” ( http://stores.ebay.com/Astonishing-Comics-of-Florida)This event is by early reservation or invitation only.

    Other Tampa Bay Comic Con guests will include: Mike Grell who is a legendary artist widely known for his work on “Green Lantern”, “Warlord” and “Green Arrow”. Mark Ryan, an actor and writer known for his work in the film series “Transformers” and writer of “The Pilgrim”. Mike Mayhew, a highly acclaimed artist known for his extremely precise and photo-realistic art style. Pablo Marcos, a Peruvian-born comic book artist admired for his widespread work for Marvel Comics, perhaps best known for his work in titles such as “Conan the Barbarian” and “Vampirella”. Mike Perkins, who’s more recent work, includes “Captain America” and Stephen Kings, “The Stand”. J. David Spurlock, artist, author and founder of Vanguard Productions.

    Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $10.00 for adults and free for children (12 and under). Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con for special discounted hotel room rates. The address is:

    4500 West Cypress Street
    Tampa, FL 33607

    Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com
    http://www.TampaBayComicCon.com

    Steel City Con Adds Anthony Daniels to Massive Celebrity Guest Lineup for March 2012

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    THE BIGGEST CELEBRITY LINE-UP IN 23 YEARS! DON’T MISS OUT!

    Anthony Daniels

    ANTHONY DANIELS – The Steel City Con is very pleased to announce that ANTHONY DANIELS ( C-3PO in all six of the STAR WARS feature films ) will be attending the upcoming Show! Mr. Daniels was both the body and voice of the golden robot. Daniels has reprised the role for various promotional work such as hosting The Making of Star Wars, Star Wars Connections and The Science of Star Wars; for appearances on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street and an anti-smoking public service announcement; for The Star Wars Holiday Special; in advertising for Star Wars licensed products such as Kenner toys. Daniels is the only cast member of the original Star Wars trilogy to voice his character in all three parts of National Public Radio’s dramatizations of the trilogy. He voiced C-3PO for three animated series: Droids, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Other C-3PO voicework by Daniels includes: the Christmas-themed Christmas in the Stars album; the multiple Walt Disney theme park attractions and Star Tours.

    MR. DANIELS IS ONLY APPEARANING SATURDAY 10am-6pm
    IMPORTANT: Buy your 3 Day Pass so you can get in before general admission and get in line first!

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    BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – American actor, artist, singer, and writer. He is most known for playing LANDO CALRISSIAN in STAR WARS – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Billy Dee Williams and James Caan were both nominated for Emmy Awards for best actor for their performances in the film Brian’s Song. Mr. Williams will only be siging for LIMITED HOURS so please check out the web site to make sure you are at his booth at the right times.

    COREY DEE WILLIAMS – COREY DEE WILLIAMS is the son of Hollywood icon Billy Dee Williams (a.k.a. Lando Calrissian from the originalSTAR WARS trilogy). Corey was actually his Dad’s stand-in on Return of the Jedi! It was during his time on set that he was offered the role of KLAATU. If you are a Star Wars fan then you know that this is a rare appearance!

    SPECIAL NOTE: THE STEEL CITY CON IS THE FIRST CONVENTION IN THE WORLD TO HOST BOTH WILLIAM’S IN A SIGNING APPEARANCE TOGETHER!

    CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT – American actor best known for playing PETER BRADY on the 1970s series, THE BRADY BUNCH. He has since gone on to become a successful businessman and had a successfull reality TV Show. Christopher Knight will be joining Susan Olsen in a mini- BRADY BUNCH Reunion!

    SUSAN OLSEN – The Steel City Con is VERY pleased to announce that SUSAN OLSEN will be attending the March Show! Many of you know Susan as “CINDY BRADY” from the BRADY BUNCH. Susan has appeared nearly all of the Brady Bunch reunion fils. In 2007, Susan and her fellow cast members were honored with the TV Pop Culture Awards on the TV Lands Awards. This is a very rare signing appearance. Make your plans to attend!

    SID & MARTY KROFFT SUPERSTARS REUNION TOUR
    Presented by: In Person Productions & Hosted by Steel City Con

    Many of you remember that the sibling team of Sid & Marty Krofft produced a series of
    influential children’s television and variety show programs in the USA, particularly throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. They are largely known for a unique brand of ambitious fantasy programs,

    The Steel City Con is proud to be the first stop on this amazing Reunion of many original cast members:

    SIGMOND & THE SEA MONSTERS

    JOHNNY WHITAKER – Star of Sigmond & the Sea Monsters & Family Affair!

    LAND OF THE LOST
    KATHLEEN COLEMAN – ( “Holly” from Land of the Lost)
    WESLEY EURE (“Will” from Land of the Lost)

    LIDSVILLE

    BUTCH PATRICK – “Mark” from LIDSVILLE & “Eddie Munster” -THE MUNSTERS

    IAN ZIERING – In 1990, IAN ZIERING was chosen as ” STEVE SANDERS” on the hit series BEVERLY HILLS, 90210. He was a celebrity dancer on Season 4 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. His professional dance partner was Cheryl Burke, who won the competition in Season 2. In made it to the semi-final round and received a perfect score (three 10s) from the judges for one of his two dances in the semi-finals.

    ANGIE EVERHART – American Actress and Fashion Model. Angie has graced the covers of such fashion mainstays as ELLE and GLAMOUR MAGAZINE. She was ranked #98 on the FHM 100 Sexiest Women of 2003. Angie made her film deut in 1993 with the Arnold Schwarzenegger action-comedy LAST ACTION HERO. She has since appeared in such features as Tales From the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (1996), Denial (1998), Trigger Happy (1996), and Gunblast Vodka (2000). She has also appeared in Another 9½ Weeks (1997), Payback (2006) and many others.

    GENA LEE NOLIN – American Actress and model. GENA LEE NOLIN is best known for her television appearances on The Price Is Right and BAYWATCH in the 1990s. Nolin starred in her biggest role as Neely Capshaw in the television series Baywatch (becoming the second actress to play the controversial character). Let’s not, however forget Gena’s role as SHEENA – QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE in the 2000-2002 TV series!

    IAN PETRELLA – A special treat for Steel City Con attendees! Yes, it’s “RANDY PARKER” who portrayed Ralphie’s brother in the Holiday Classic Film A CHRISTMAS STORY! Very Rare Sigining Appearance!

    Ian’s Signing Appearance is being Sponsored by: In Person Productions

    ROSITA – TNA KNOCKOUT and former Knockouts Tag-Team Championship
    ROSITA’S Signing Appearance is being Sponsored by: Collectors’s Realm

     

    Steel City Con
    TOY, COMIC & POP CULTURE CONVENTION! 

    MARCH 2-4, 2012
     
    THE MONROEVILLE CONVENTION CENTER
    Monroeville, Pennsylvania
    SHOW HOURS:
    FRI 2pm – 8pm 
    SAT 10am – 6pm 
    SUN 10am – 4pm
     
    http://www.steelcitycon.com

    Third Annual Boston Comic Con After-Party

    January 22, 2012 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Massachusetts, Other

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    The League of Ordinary Gentlemen hosts the Third Annual Boston Comic Con After-Party at McGreevy’s VIP room (right across the street from the Hynes) on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Costumes encouraged!
    Giveaways! Comic book movies! Conversation! Fun!

    McGreevys Boston
    911 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

    NC Comicon (November 2012)

    NC Comicon logo

    Convention Name
    NC Comicon
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.nccomicon.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date
    11/17/2012
    End Date
    11/18/2012
    About This Convention
    NEW LOCATION! MORE SPACE! MORE COMICS THAN EVER BEFORE!
    Venue Name and Address
    Durham Convention Center
    301 W Morgan St.
    Durham, North Carolina 27701
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    200
    Projected Attendance
    3000
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy

    East Hanover Comic Book Expo (January 2012)

    January 20, 2012 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, New Jersey

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    Convention Name
    East Hanover Comic Book Expo
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.njcomicbookshows.com
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date
    01/22/2012
    About This Convention
    Hundreds of thousands of comics for sale at Northern NJ’s only monthly hotel comicon… collectors’ supplies, action figures and statues too! The friendliest dealers in the northeast. Show hours are 10-4. Admission is only $2 (kids<12 free). Easy and free parking. Our legendary no minimum bid auction is at noon.

    Dealers this month include:
    Jim O’Brien
    New World Manga
    Dan Gallo
    Eldorado Comics
    Frank Torres
    Frank Grembowiec
    Mile High Comics
    Derek Woywood
    Rob Vader’s Collectibles
    Johnny K
    Mike Williams
    Gary Platt
    MFP Toys
    Pug Productions
    Bazooka Jeff’s Comics
    Bob Fox

    and we welcome for the first time at our show… Gene Carpenter’s All-American Comics!

    Venue Name and Address
    Ramada Inn Conference Center Hotel
    130 Route 10 West
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    40
    Projected Attendance
    200
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Guests
    CJ Henderson

    MegaCon 2012 Media Guest List Keeps Getting Bigger

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    Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy

    Press Release:

    ORLANDO MEGACON MEDIA GUEST LIST IS GETTING BIGGER

    MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of guests and events to its February 17th – 19th, 2012 show. MegaCon will take place at the Orange County Convention Center at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, FL.

    TOM FELTON just added to the Megacon Media Guest list.  Tom played Draco Malfoy in all eight of the award winning Harry Potter movies. He also recently portrayed Dodge Landon in the award winning Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

    Other media stars include:

    Star Trek Voyager – Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Tim Russ (Tuvok)

    Vampire Diaries – Joseph Morgan (Klaus), David Anders (John Gilbert), Lauren Cohan (Rose)

    Babylon 5 – Bruce Boxleitner (John Sheridan), Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari), and Stephen Furst (Vir Cotto)

    Star Wars – David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti) and Daniel Logan (Boba Fett)

    Warehouse 13 – Eddie McClintok (Pete Lattimer), Sal Rubinek (Artie Nielson), Kate Mulgrew (Jane Lattimer

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel – Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris)

    StarGate – Tony Amendola (Natchok Var), Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett), Corin Nemec (Jonas Quinn)

    Wayne’s World, True Lies, Krull the Conquerer, Warehouse 13 – Tia Carrere

    Ghosthunter’s International – Scott Tepperman, Paul Bradford

    Robot Chicken – Matt Senreich, Zeb Wells

    Other events include:

    Friday evening Indy Film Festival, Zombie Walk, Friday evening reception at the Doubletree International for MegaCon Hotel guests, Lightning Fast Speed Dating, Live music by Emerald Rose, Frenchy and the Punk, and Vic Mignogna, Saturday night anime dance, anime viewing room, Saturday night party at the Rosen Plaza, all three days Paint and Take, RPG, LARP, Card gaming and much more…

    MegaCon sponsors: I AM 3D, Funimation, Comics Guaranty Corporation and Students of the Unusual

    Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

     

    MegaCon 2012

    Orange County Convention Center – West Building

    Orlando, Florida

    Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

    May-Hem Picks Up Some Big Name Guests for 2012

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    On top of the already announced Linda Hamilton and Kristanna Loken, spooky Empire has added the following guests to their May-Hem show Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27!

    Joey Lauren Adams from Chasing amy, Mallrats, Big Daddy and Dazed and Confused!
    Michael Rooker and Madison Lintz from the Walking Dead!
    Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause from Charmed
    Oliver Robins from Poltergeist

    More to be announced!

    for more information on May-Hem, visit here!

    San Jose Super Show Hosts Billy Dee Williams and Yvonne Craig for March 2012

    Press Release:

    San Jose Super Toy, Comic Book & Collectible Show Hosts actor Billy Dee Williams & Yvonne Craig.

    Saturday, March 10, 2012
    Early Bird admission: 9 -11 am, $15
    General Admission: 11 am – 4:30 pm, $5

    Where:
    The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
    344 Tully Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95111

    Toy & Comic Book collectors are invited to the San Jose Super Toy, Comic Book & Collectible Show on Saturday March 10, 2012! Come see over 250 tables filled with every variety of Vintage to Modern Collectibles, including Toys, Magazines, Comic Books, Vinyl Records, Posters, GI Joes, Robots, Disneyana, Legos, Sports, TV, Music, and Movie Memorabilia, and lots more! We are Northern California’s Largest vintage Toy and Collectible show, growing in size and attendance since 1995.

    Our Scheduled Media guests are actors Billy Dee Williams and Yvonne Craig.

    Billy Dee Williams

    Billy has been in many films and TV shows over his career.

    He is most known for his work in the Star Wars films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

    In 1972, he starred as Billie Holliday’s husband Louis McKay in Motown Productions’ Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues. The film was was a box office blockbuster, becoming one of the highest grossing films of the year and received five Academy Award nominations. Diana Ross starred in Lady Sings the Blues opposite Williams; Motown paired the two of them again three years later in the successful follow-up project Mahogany.

     

    Yvonne Craig

    Yvonne Craig is best known for her performance as Batgirl in the 1960’s TV Show BATMAN!

    Billy and Yvonne will be signing photos and taking snapshots with attendees for a nominal fee.

    All guests are subject to cancellation due to professional commitments.

    For Show and Dealer Information:
    (408) 298-1709
    artapartment@yahoo.com

    http://timetunnelnews.blogspot.com/

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