Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo Welcomes Adam West, Burt Ward, Chris Claremont, and Lots More in October 2012
Date Reminder: Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo October 20-21
What: Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre; Hall E, 7515 – 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
When: Saturday Oct 20 – Sunday Oct 21, 2012
10am to 6pm Saturday, 10am to 5 pm Sunday
Classic Batman to Buffy the Vampire Slayer…they are all going to be at Edmonton’s first comic-con October 20-21. This celebration of comics, gaming, anime, horror, and sci-fi will unite nerds of all-ages in the City of Champions to enjoy a weekend of costume roleplaying to artist alley and author panels.
Special Guests, including: Adam West (Classic Batman), Burt Ward (Classic Robin), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian in Star Wars; Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s Batman), Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek), Casey Orr & Chuck Varga (horror shock-rock Musicians in GWAR), Dave Lawrence (FUBAR), Chris Claremont (Writer X-Men franchise), Mike Grell (CW’s Arrow), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase in Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)…and more!
About Calgary Expo PRODUCTION TEAM
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is a non-profit organization showcasing pop culture including comics, sci-fi, gaming, anime, and horror. Since 2006, the convention has grown to host over 60,000 attendees in 2012 and is Canada’s second largest pop culture convention. Calgary Expo April 26 – 28, 2013 at BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, AB, Canada. www.calgaryexpo.com
Batman to Star Wars Come to New Edmonton Expo
October 20-21, 2012
Edmonton Expo 2012 is a new pop culture convention produced by the team behind Canada’s second largest comic-con, the Calgary Expo and the founder of the long-running Edmonton Collectible Toy & Comic Show. The City of Champions will now host its own all-ages comic-con and unite fans of film, TV, comics, gaming, anime, horror, and sci-fi. Celebration of all things pop culture! The Edmonton Expo will also be offering workshops and panels.
Special Guests Include: Iconic Adam West from classic ‘Batman’ to the voice of ‘Quahog’s Mayor’ on Family Guy and pow! recently got his Hollywood Walk of Fame star; and Billy Dee Williams who is best known as the roguish ‘Lando Calrissian’ in the Star Wars trilogy and ‘Harvey Dent’ in Tim Burton’s Batman. Full guest line up to be announced in coming weeks.
”So many people have a passion for pop culture and we here at the Calgary Expo felt it was about time to bring some of that passion to Edmonton, ”states Kandrix Foong, event director Edmonton Expo. ”Adam and Billy are icons in pop culture with careers spanning over fifty years, and we are very proud to bring them to Edmonton heroes in a City of Champions. ”
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall E; 7515 – 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 – Sunday, October 21, 2012
10am to 6 pm Saturday, 10am to 5 pm Sunday
Tickets on Sale: Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10am MST
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The June 9 & 10 Super Mega Show features BATMAN & X-MEN stars and reunions!
The Dynamic Duo, Adam West (Batman) & Burt Ward (Robin), will come together with Lee Meriwether (Catwoman) in a rare appearance not to be missed.
X-MEN stars Kelly Hu (Lady Deathstrike) and Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) round out the lineup of heroes & villians at this years mega event!
Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk) and Pablo Marcos (Conan) are the comic artist Guests of Honor.
For more info and tickets www.supermegashow.com
Adam West receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. with special guests Ralph Garman and Seth McFarlane at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Guinness World of Records Museum.*
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Adam West with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. “We are thrilled to honor Adam with this prestigious award. Fans have been waiting for this special day for many years. Adam West fired up the billion dollar Batman franchise: the golden years and the classic Batman, the Bright Knight. He deserves his place of honor on our famed Walk of Fame,” said Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.
During the span of a 50-year career, from Batman to the voice of Quahog’s Mayor on Family Guy, Adam West has become a television icon.
Born in Walla Walla, Washington as William West Anderson , Adam began his career as a radio DJ and TV show host. He arrived in Hollywood in 1959, after landing a contract with Warner Brothers studios. That same year, he made his feature film debut opposite Paul Newman in The Young Philadelphians.
A long line of TV roles followed on shows like Maverick, Bonanza and The Outer Limits, as well as a co-starring role for a season on The Detectives.
But, in 1965, his life would change forever when producer William Dozier, impressed by Adam’s talent, looks and humor, handpicked him to take on the title role of ABC’s new TV series, BATMAN.
It’s been said the biggest pop-culture phenomena of the 1960’s can be boiled down to the “Three B’s”: Beatles, Bond, and BATMAN. In the early 1960’s, Batman was simply a cartoon character in a comic book that was close to cancellation, but Adam West’s performance in the ground-breaking TV adaptation propelled Batman into becoming one of the most-famous characters in modern fiction. West’s turn as the “classic” Batman has laid the foundation for the success of all the incarnations of the “Caped Crusader” that have followed after him. The smash success of the TV series, and the feature film that followed shortly thereafter, launched Adam West into international superstardom in 1966.
After its original run, BATMAN entered into non-stop syndication and Adam West has continued to garner new generations of fans all over the world for the past 40 years. All the while, he’s continued to work on stage, in movies and TV, and as a much sought-after voice actor.
It’s his wildly successful career as a voice actor that has brought him his most recent triumph as “Mayor Adam West” on the hugely popular, and critically-acclaimed, TV series Family Guy on the Fox network. Family Guy airs on Sunday evenings on FOX and fans can enjoy more from Family Guy with never-before-seen footage and extras when Volume 10 releases on DVD this Fall. Also this spring, fans can interact with Mr. West as he reprises his role as Family Guy’s Mayor Adam West, but this time in a virtual format in Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming Family Guy Online game.
For the past 50 years, Adam West has not only been an international television star, but also a devoted father and husband, philanthropist, and dedicated ambassador of goodwill for the entertainment industry as he greets hundreds of thousands of his fans during personal appearances all over the globe.
*Special Note: Adam West has a Guinness World Record!
MOST APPEARANCES AS BATMAN:
Adam West has made 156 individual screen appearances as Batman, including 120 episodes of the 1966-68 Batman TV series and its accompanying feature film, numerous voiceover performances for animated series and TV movies, and the computer generated video short Batman: New Times’ in 2005.
Kevin Conroy, who has voiced the character in animated series and films since 1993, has notched up 118 appearances, putting him in 2nd place, and Olan Soule, who provided Batman’s voice during the 70s and 80s, comes in at 3rd place with 68 separate appearances.”
For more information and to view who shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visit www.walkoffame.com
Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con (the 10th Anniversary show) brings major guests to Big D
On May 19-20, the Dallas Comic Con returns to the Irving Convention Center, and this promises to be the most incredible convention the Southwest has ever seen. The full title of the event is actually “Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con”, and marks Stan “The Man” Lee’s second appearance at the show (he last appeared in 2011, and had such a great time he wanted to return in 2012). This also happens to be the 10th Anniversary of the Dallas Comic Con, which started in 2002 with Guest of Honor Dave Stevens. This year’s installment pulls out all the stops, featuring media superstars Patrick Stewart (Saturday only), Val Kilmer, and Adam West and Burt Ward. Comic book legends Neal Adams (BATMAN: ODYSSEY), George Perez (DC New 52 SUPERMAN) and Zombie King Arthur Suydam headline the creator portion of the guest list, which also includes popular names like Len Wein (co-creator of WOLVERINE and SWAMP THING, writer of BEFORE WATCHMEN), Cully Hamner (co-creator of RED), Brian Stelfreeze (BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT cover artist), Norm Breyfogle (quintessential BATMAN artist), Greg Horn (cover artist of ELEKTRA and EMMA FROST), Marvel artist and colorist husband and wife team Mitch and Elizabeth Breitweiser, and Alex Saviuk (SPIDER-MAN and Stan Lee’s MIGHTY 7 artist). The show will host a special appearance by BATMAN animated voice master Kevin Conroy (signing for FREE), and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s “Q” John De Lancie. STAR WARS fans will enjoy meeting Darth Vader himself Dave Prowse and Boba Fett man behind the mask Jeremy Bulloch.
With the amazing guest list and high anticipation of the show’s return (last year drew nearly 12,000 attendees), both VIP and Priority badges have already sold out with nearly two months left before the convention. General Admission tickets are still available. DCC Event Manager Mark Walters says “This is the biggest event we’ve ever attempted to date, and the excitement surrounding it is amazing. We sold out of exhibit space and artist alley tables in record time, and the ticket sales are through the roof. Anyone attending is going to get their money’s worth, as we have an incredible list of talent coming, lots of exciting Q&As planned, and plenty to do and see. One thing we’ve always prided ourselves on is this being a great family experience, and we see more and more new families attending with each event we do – it’s a terrific feeling to know we’re bringing happiness to fans of all ages, and the ten years of hard work is really paying off for everyone.”
The Dallas Comic Con runs May 19-20, 2012 – at the Irving Convention Center, just 5 minutes or so from DFW airport. Discounted General Admission tickets are available in advance on the site. All the latest info can be found at http://dallascomiccon.com
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Adam West speaks with Ralph Garman at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club on Saturday January 28, 2012!
“Holy Lifetime Achievement, Batman!” Adam West (TV’s Batman) is finally getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012! To celebrate, KROQ’s Ralph Garman is hosting an “Evening With ADAM WEST”, a retrospective of Adam’s 50 years in show business with Adam West, live on stage! From the beginning, all the way to FAMILY GUY, Ralph will interview Adam about his long, successful career, including, of course, his iconic role as TV’s Caped Crusader.
Tickets are $40 each, and proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards the purchase and upkeep of Adam’s star on the Walk of Fame. Click here to purchase!
When: Saturday 01/28/12 8:00 PM (Doors open at 07:00 PM)
Ticket Price: $40.00
Show Type: General Performer
18 & over
Two items minimum
Seating First Come First Serve
All Shows Have Adult Content
Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222, Universal City, CA 91608
James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West, Burt Ward, Claudia Christian, Walter Koenig Among Headliners At Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con, October 22-23 At Greater Columbus Convention Center
Superstar Artists Jeff Smith, Mike Grell, Rob Liefeld, Greg Horn, Phil Jimenez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Arthur Suydam And Many Others Scheduled To Appear
NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 23, 2011 – North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, October 22-23, with standout guests James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West, Burt Ward, Claudia Christian and Walter Koenig headlining the list of celebrity attendees. The event 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.
Williams (STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, BRIAN’S SONG) will appear on Saturday, while Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), West (“Batman,” “Family Guy”), Ward (“Batman”), Christian (“Look,” “Babylon 5”) and Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”) are scheduled for both days.
The lineup of superstar artists at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con is impressive, with Jeff Smith (“BONE,” “RASL”), Pasqual Ferry (“Thor; Ultimate Fantastic Four,” “Ultimate X-Men vs Fantastic Four”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), Rob Liefeld(“Deadpool,” “Youngblood”), Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Hero For Hire”),Phil Jimenez (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Astonishing X-Men”), Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra: Assassin,” “Moon Knight”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Arthur Suydam(“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Mark Texeira (“Wolverine,” “Spider-Man”) and Ryan Ottley (“Invincible,” “The Walking Dead”) at the head.
“We are excited to be adding the Wizard touch – and slew of celebrity guests and comics creators – to what has been a successful, well-attended event in Columbus,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO.
Other popular celebrity guests scheduled to be on hand at the event include Gil Gerard(“Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”), Robyn Griggs (“Another World,” “One Life to Live”),David Harris (THE WARRIORS, “NYPD Blue”), William Holman (“Bachelor Pad,” “The Bachelorette”), and Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY).
Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at scores of dealer booths.
Mid-Ohio Comic Con is the eighth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour. Hours are Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/midohio.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); weekend all-session tickets are $40 ($50 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
***** SAVE THE 2011/12 DATES *****
October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 24-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
May 19-20, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con
June 1-3, 2012 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 9-12, 2012 – Chicago Comic Con
TBD – Los Angeles Comic Con
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The Montreal Comiccon Expands! September 17-18, 2011 – Place Bonaventure
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Aug 18, 2011 — When internationally recognized comic book icon Stan Lee, undoubtedly the biggest name in comics, agrees to be your guest of honor, you know you’re in for something special, even magical. In what promises to be the largest attendance it has seen yet, the Montreal Comiccon is incredibly proud to welcome Stan “The Man” Lee, co-creator of fan-favorite characters Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers and Daredevil (to name a few). In what is surely to be a Montreal exclusive, Stan will be signing autographs, taking pictures and essentially bestowing his awesomeness upon the multitude of fans eagerly awaiting the chance to meet their hero.
And as if THAT wasn’t enough, the Montreal Comiccon is offering a spectacular line-up of stars from the worlds of comics, science fiction, television, film, horror, bande dessinee, manga and wrestling. Science fiction, television and comic book fans will be thrilled to meet the original Dynamic Duo, the legendary Adam West and Burt Ward. Known the world over for their acclaimed portrayals of Batman and Robin in 1960s’ Batman, they will be on hand to meet and greet their loyal Montreal fans. Oh yeah, they’re also bringing with them the most beloved crime-fighting vehicles ever known, the one-and-only 1960s Batmobile! Joining the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder are Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s platinum-blonde punk vampire Spike, better known to us mortals as the charismatic James Marsters. Accompanying him are Mercedes McNab, the vampire villainess Harmony Kendall and Clare Kramer, the Buffy villainess supreme.
Beaming down from the Enterprise to join in on all the Comiccon fun are Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Lieutenant Worf and Commander Deanna Troi, played by Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis, respectively. We also have, from another corner of space, and a galaxy far, far away, bounty hunter Jeremy Bulloch, otherwise known to Star Wars fans as the incomparable Boba Fett. Other goody galactic guests include Maria de Aragon, the cocky bounty hunter Greedo, and Gil Gerard and Erin Gray, who played Buck Rogers and Colonel Wilma Deering, respectively. And if THAT wasn’t enough, fans can have their photos taken with Back To The Future’s time-travelling DeLorean (time travel not included)!
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Adam West appears at Paramount Theatre on Saturday, August 27th! Doors @ 12:00pm | Show @ 1:00pm
General / Film Fan Admission: $20
Gold and Platinum Film Fan Meet & Greet Photo Booth @ 12pm. Gold and Platinum Membership includes 2 free admissions to screening.
Purchase tickets online: $20 Click Buy Tickets.
BAM! POW! We are thrilled to announce the return of BATMAN (1966) + Adam West Q&A in partnership with the City of Austin’s annual Day of the Bat. A can’t-miss event that will make you drop your shark repellent can and exclaim, “HOLY BATMAN!”
Adam West Photo Booth by Annie Ray: For Gold and Platinum Film Fans Only. Have your photograph taken professionally at our Annie Ray photo booth with Adam West himself. No autographs allowed.
All Film Fans receive access to preferred seating section and a complimentary specialty drink.
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THURSDAY, JULY 21:
Napoleon Dynamite: Original cast members from the hit indie film, Jon Heder,Tina Majorino, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Sandy Martin, Diedrich Bader and Executive Producer Mike Scully (The Simpsons) present a new series following your favorite awkward teenager like you’ve never seen him before – animated! Join us for a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage of the newest member of FOX’s Animation Domination lineup and a “sweet” Q&A session.
Awake: Since the trailer was unveiled at NBC’s upfront presentation in New York, this spellbinding sci-fi drama about the power of the mind from the brilliant creators Howard Gordon(24) and Kyle Killen (The Beaver) has been one of the most eagerly anticipated series of the 2011-12 season. While most viewers will have to wait months to sample this series about a detective Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) desperately straddling two realities as he copes with immeasurable grief, Comic-con fans will get an exclusive first look at the entire first episode of the series, and an audience with Gordon, Killen and star Isaacs.
FRIDAY, JULY 22:
Bones: Creator/Executive Producer Hart Hanson, Executive Producer Stephen Nathan and Stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel will be on hand to discuss the shocking finale of Bones season 6 as well as what’s in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting season 7! Hart Hanson will also introduce the audience to the stars of The Finder, his new Fox series premiering in January, followed by fan Q&A.
Bob’s Burgers: Creator/Executive Producer Loren Bouchard and Executive Producer Jim Dauterive and Bob’s Burgers cast H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal, will be on hand to entertain animation fans with hilarious never-before-seen clips from season two followed by a fan Q&A.
SATURDAY, JULY 23:
Terra Nova: Star Stephen Lang (Avatar), executive producer Rene Echevarria (Castle, Medium, The 4400, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), executive producer Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: Enterprise) and co-executive producer Jose Molina will finally unveil this epic adventure series 85 million years in the making, set to premiere this September on Fox. This new event drama from the brilliant minds of Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, The Pacific) and Peter Chernin follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race.
Futurama is back! Again!!! On stage will be Creator/Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo). Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage of Futurama reincarnated as Japanese anime, along with a thrilling preview of this summer’s all-new season on Comedy Central. Plus more! Much more! Moderated by Bill Morrison.
The Simpsons: Now entering its record-annihilating 23rd season on Fox, and airing its landmark 500th episode on February 19, 2012, The Simpsons has won 27 Emmy awards, was the subject of an international film smash in 2007, inspired a ride you ride again at Universal Studios, and Homer Simpson was named the greatest television character of the last 20 years by Entertainment Weekly. Get an insight into the daily doings of this series from Creator Matt Groening, Showrunner Al Jean, Co-Executive Producer Rob Lazebnik, Co-Executive Producer Matt Warburton, Supervising Producer Mike Anderson and Producer/Panel Moderator Tom Gammill.
Family Guy: Join Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Adam West (Batman) and executive producers Mark Hentemann, Steve Callaghan and Kara Vallow for a sneak peek at the all-new episode “Stewie Goes For A Drive” featuring voice guest star Ryan Reynolds followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
American Dad: Catch a preview of the season seven premiere of American Dad, featuring guest star Cee-Lo Green as a signing hot tub, followed by a Q&A with cast members Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane and Dee Bradley Baker and executive producers Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman and Kara Vallow.
SUNDAY, JULY 24:
GLEE: Join Creator/Executive Producer Ryan Murphy and Creator/Executive Producer Brad Falchuk and stars of the sensation Glee for a tuneful sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes secrets, followed by a Q&A session in which fans can ask everything they ever wanted to know about the Golden Globe winning musical series hot off its blockbuster international concert tour.
Allen Gregory: Join Creator/Executive Producer and star Jonah Hill (Superbad, Get Him to the Greek) Showrunner David Goodman (Family Guy), and Creators/Executive Producers Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul along with an all-star voice cast for a sneak peek at FOX’s new animated series that tells the story of the most pretentious 7-year-old of our time. Glimpse exclusive Allen Gregoryanimation followed by a fan Q&A session.
The Cleveland Show: Join the cast and executive producers for a look at The Cleveland Show’s not-to-be-missed parody of Die Hard followed by a discussion with panelists Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson,Reagan Gomez, Rich Appel and Kara Vallow.