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

William Shatner and Stan Lee

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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!

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Marvel Announces 2012 Convention Plans

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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)


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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
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The Falls Cedar Bluff Convention Center
Knoxville, TN 37923
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Jim Steranko Headlines 2-Day Tampa Bay Comic Con in March 2012

January 25, 2012 by  
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Captain America Jim Steranko

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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

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

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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.

IMPORTANT: Buy your 3 Day Pass so you can get in before general admission and get in line first!


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!


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!

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:


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

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



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

MARCH 2-4, 2012
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
FRI 2pm – 8pm 
SAT 10am – 6pm 
SUN 10am – 4pm

Third Annual Boston Comic Con After-Party

January 22, 2012 by  
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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)

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NC Comicon
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Durham Convention Center
301 W Morgan St.
Durham, North Carolina 27701
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East Hanover Comic Book Expo (January 2012)

January 20, 2012 by  
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East Hanover Comic Book Expo
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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!

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Ramada Inn Conference Center Hotel
130 Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ 07936
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MegaCon 2012 Media Guest List Keeps Getting Bigger

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Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy

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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!

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