San Jose Super Show Hosts Adrienne Barbeau and Cindy Williams in August 2014

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San Jose Super Toy, Comic Book & Collectible Show Hosts actors Adrienne Barbeau & Cindy Williams.

Saturday & Sunday August 16 & 17, 2014

Early Bird admission: 9 am -11 am, $15
General Admission: 11 am – 4:30 pm, $8

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 & Sunday August 16 & 17, 2014!

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 Adrienne Barbeau & Cindy Williams.

Adrienne Barbeau is known for her creation of Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease. She also played Bea Arthur’s daughter, Carol, in the hit series Maude. Movie fans know her best for her performances in The Fog, Escape From New York, Creepshow, and Swamp Thing. She also played Catwoman in the Batman animated TV series.

Cindy Williams played Laurie Henderson, Ron Howard’s high school sweetheart in George Lucas’s American Graffiti . Williams was cast as a fun-loving brewery worker, Shirley Feeney, in an episode of Happy Days, alongside Penny Marshall, who played her best friend/roommate Laverne De Fazio. The girls were introduced as female companions of Fonzie (Henry Winkler), and their appearance proved so popular that Garry Marshall, producer of Happy Days and Penny Marshall’s brother, commissioned a spin-off for the characters. The television series was named LAVERNE & SHIRLEY.

All guests 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

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OR – Love Bites Signing

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Adrienne Barbeau, the beloved ’80s icon and horror actress (The Fog, Swamp Thing), skewers Hollywood and vamp lit alike in Love Bites, her follow-up to the acclaimed Vampyres of Hollywood.

Thursday, December 9th @ 7pm

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland, OR 
(800) 878-7323

CA – Love Bites Signing

Adrienne Barbeau discusses and signs Love Bites (Vampires of Hollywood) on December 3rd at 7:00 PM.

With her customary wit and dead-on satire, Barbeau skewers Hollywood and vamp lit alike, casting the paparazzi as werewolves and certain Hollywood “monsters” as the genuine article… Ovsanna Moore is a Hollywood siren, horror film legend, and cut throat producer. She also happens to be a 450-year-old vampyre. In the follow-up to the much acclaimed Vampyres of Hollywood, Adrienne Barbeau paints a wonderfully sly portrait of cinematic vampyres, as well as the nature of celebrity, and the entertainment industry. Her “Scream Queen” credentials make her the only author who could combine such a fastpaced, edgy plot with tongue-in-cheek references to the inner workings and vanity of Hollywood. A whirlwind of action, Love Bites is a clever take on vampyres readers will never forget.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood CA 90069

CA – Love Bites Signing

Adrienne Barbeau signs Love Bites on October 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

Borders
356 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

With her customary wit and dead-on satire, Barbeau skewers Hollywood and vamp lit alike, casting the paparazzi as werewolves and certain Hollywood “monsters” as the genuine article

CA – West Hollywood Book Fair

Bernie Wrightson, Richard Starkings, David Petersen, Hope Larson and many more comic creators and sci-fi icons sign at the 9th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair on Sept. 26th. See below for more featured guest or the website for more details.

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Adrienne Barbeau

Love Bites
WHEN: 12:00PM-12:45PM
PANEL: “Love Bites” with Adrienne Barbeau–In Conversation with Del Howison
STAGE: SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Pavilion

Movie fans know Adrienne Barbeau best for her performances in “The Fog”, “Escape From New York”, “Creepshow”, “Swamp Thing”, “Back to School”, and “Cannonball Run”. She has a Golden Globe nomination and over 450 screen performances to her credit. Drew Carey fans know her as Oswald’s mom and she starred as Ruthie, the Snake Dancer, on HBO’s fascinating series, “Carnivale”. Adrienne began her writing career with the best-selling memoir “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”. She followed that with “Vampyres of Hollywood” and, now, “Love Bites.”
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Amber Benson

Among the Ghosts
WHEN: 2:00PM-2:55PM
PANEL: Food For Thought: Vampires, Werewolves & Why We Love to Be Bitten!
STAGE: SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Pavilion

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion with Christopher Golden for the BBC. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Her first solo novel, “Death’s Daughter,” was published by Penguin in 2009, with a children’s book for Simon and Schuster called “The New Newbridge Academy” to follow in the fall of 2010. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has also written, produced, and directed three feature films.
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Joshua Dysart

The Unknown Soldier
WHEN: 11:00AM-12:00PM (Panel), 1:40PM-2:00PM (Story Telling), 2:45PM-3:30PM (In Conversation)
PANEL: The Future of Web Comics (Panel), “The Stain” by Joshua Dysart (Story Telling), “Mouse Guard” Creator David Petersen (In Conversation)
STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion (Panel / In Conversation) & The Ghost Story Telling Tent (Story Telling)

Joshua Dysart is an Eisner Award nominated, New York Times Best Selling American comic book writer known for dark themes, humanist horror and a fascination with the roots of violence. He has done work for DC Comics, Vertigo Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Penny-Farthing Press, Virgin Comics and Random House Books.
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Tim Kring

Shift: A Novel
WHEN: 2:15PM-3:15PM
PANEL: Drug Trade Stories: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
STAGE: Fiction Pavilion

Tim Kring is the creator, an executive producer, and a writer for Heroes. Kring has worked as an executive producer for all four seasons of the show. He began his writing career for the hit TV show Knight Rider in the early 1980s. In 1987 Kring penned Teen Wolf Too alongside Jeph Loeb. He created the hit television shows Crossing Jordan, and Strange World.

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Hope Larson

Mercury
WHEN: 1:30PM-2:30PM
PANEL: Femme Fantastic: Cutting Edge Women Writing the YA Graphic Novel
STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

Hope Larson is the Eisner and Ignatz award-winning author of several graphic novels for young adults. Her most recent book, Mercury, was published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers in April 2010. Upcoming projects include a graphic novel adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (FSG), and Whois AC (Atheneum), an original graphic novel to be illustrated by cartoonist Tintin Pantoja.

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Steve Niles

The Ghoul
WHEN: 3:45PM-4:45PM
WHERE: H.P. Lovecraft & the Horror of Comics
STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

Steve Niles is a writer. He writes comics, novels and films. He is one of the writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence. Niles is currently working for the four top American comic publishers – Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse. Currently ongoing at Image is the creator-owned series BAD PLANET with co-writer Thomas Jane and THE CRYPTICS with artist Ben Roman. Everyone’s favorite monster hunter Cal McDonald returns in the monthly CRIMINAL MACABRE series from Dark Horse. And later this year, continuing 30 DAYS OF NIGHT spin-offs and AMERICAN FREAKSHOW return to IDW Publishing.

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David Petersen

Mouse Guard
WHEN: 2:45PM-3:30PM
PANEL: “Mouse Guard” Creator David Petersen In Conversation with Joshua Dysart
STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

David Petersen was born in 1977. His artistic career soon followed. A steady diet of cartoons, comics, and tree climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. David won the 2007 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). He is the creator of the Mouse Guard series and is excited to be working on projects he dearly loves doing.

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Richard Starkings

Elephantmen Volume 2: Fatal Diseases
WHEN: 12:15PM-1:15PM
PANEL: Down & Dirty Comics: Comics Outside of “The Big Three”
STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

In 1992 Starkings founded Comicraft, a studio which trains and employs letterers and designers and provides “Unique Design and Fine Lettering” services for comic books from many different publishers. Originally Starkings had intended that the advertisements for these fonts would feature Marvel and DC Comics’ characters, however when he failed to receive the authorisation to do that, Starkings created his own character to illustrate the ads – Hip Flask an anthropomorphic hippopotamus “Information Agent”. Hip Flask has since graduated to his own series of one-shot comic books, published by Active Images. In 2006 Image Comics launched an ongoing prequel series to Hip Flask, Elephantmen, written by Starkings.

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Bernie Wrightson

The Ghoul
WHEN: TBD
WHERE: TBD

Bernie Wrightson is an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books. He co-created (with writer Len Wein) the comic character Swamp Thing, and definitively illustrated Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Bernie has also collaborated regularly with author Stephen King, having illustrated The Stand, Cycle of the Werewolf, and Dark Tower V. He’s worked on Spiderman, Batman, and the Punisher, and provided countless covers for all of the major comics publishers. He wrote and drew his own scifi miniseries: Captain Sternn. Recent works include City of Others (Dark Horse), and Dead She Said and The Ghoul (IDW), both co-created with author Steve Niles. As a conceptual artist, Bernie has worked on several well-known films, including Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, Spider-Man, Land of the Dead, and Frank Darabont’s latest Stephen King film The Mist.

CA – Love Bites Signing

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Adrienne Barbeau signs on Saturday September 25th at 2 pm.

Adrienne Barbeau signing her second vampire novel, Love Bites. “Picks up right where her first book Vampyres of Hollywood left off. The case of the cinema Slayer stills has to be solved along with all the complications involving a romance between a vampire and a police detective. Publishers Weekly claims it will leave fans hoping for a third installment”

Numbers will be given out with purchase of book starting Sep 15th. Books must be purchased at Dark Delicacies.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

NJ – Love Bites Signing

Adrienne Barbeau signs on Thursday September 09, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble – Holmdel
The Commons at Holmdel, 2134 State Highway 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733
732-275-0620

Spooky Empire Brings Ultimate Horror to Orlando This Weekend

October 6, 2009 by  
Filed under Collectibles, Convention News, Florida, Horror, Top Stories

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Orlando, FL September 14, 2009 – The largest gathering of horror icons and celebrities is about to take place in Orlando, FL, and it’s hosted by Spooky Empire, Inc. An excellent show is in store once again! They’ve brought together a who’s who of macabre guests to appear at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, being held this year on October 9-11, 2009 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive.

This year Spooky Empire is proud to announce special guest, Shannen Doherty, of the TV shows “Charmed”, “Scare Tactics” and of course “Beverly Hills, 90210″. Other major guests to appear are The Masters of Horror – John Landis “American Werewolf in London”, and Herschell Gordon Lewis “2,000 Maniacs”, plus actresses Adrienne Barbeau “The Fog”, Linda Blair “The Exorcist”, and Fairuza Balk from “The Craft”. From Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film “The Birds” Tippi Hedren will be appearing, as well as Bill Moseley and William Forsythe of Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects”, Danny Trejo of “From Dusk Til Dawn”, Jake Busey of “The Frighteners”, Jason Mewes of “Clerks”. The voice of “Jack Skellington” Chris Sarandon will be in attendance. There will be a “Jason” Reunion with special guests Derek Mears, Kane Hodder and. C.J. Graham. Come and meet the daughter of the legendary movie monster Boris Karloff – Sara Karloff. Also meet special guest Brian Krause, best known as Leo in the “Charmed” television series and Stephen Kings “Sleepwalkers”, this is his first convention appearance. Other guests include Jason London from “Dazed and Confused”, “Creature from the Black Lagoon” Ricou Browning, and from “Night of the Creeps” Jill Whitlow and Jason Lively. There will also be a “Halloween II” reunion with the original cast. This is just the beginning!

From the popular television series, “Ghosthunters” TAPS members Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango will appear.

There will be over twenty authors promoting their newest books and partaking in panels and Q&As, including Max Brooks, author of “World War Z”.

Some of the best artists can be found at the Ultimate Horror Weekend, including Joe Simko, Stainboy, Dirk Strangely and animator Richard Green.

This year Spooky Empire is bringing back what they are best known for – the most exciting events in Florida! Including the Freak Show Film Festival, Live Bands with performances by Ghoultown, Psychocharger, original Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna and many more, Creepy Costume Contest, Screamin’ Ink Tattoo Room with special guest artist Paul Booth, Q&A’s and Seminars, Video Game Room with a RockBand: Battle of the Bands, Huge Dealer Room, and of course their world renowned pool parties – a must attend! The newest additions to the events – The Celebrity Poker Tournament and a Shadow Cast of Repo: The Genetic Opera hosted by cast members Terrance Zdunich, Bill Moseley, and J Larose.

Last but certainly not least…the famous Zombie Walk hosted by The Deadite Empire with a tribute to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The walk will not only have the largest collection of the walking dead, they will also perform a reenactment of the Thriller dance with stars from the original video; Ola Ray and Cheryl Sington, as well as the director John Landis…

…plus so much more !!

Advance tickets for this ultimate event are on sale now! $40 gets you in for the whole weekend, that’s all three days of horror mayhem! One day passes are just $25 and $30. Visit the website www.spookyempire.com.

Make sure you reserve your rooms early this year. Last year sold out quickly and you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to stay on the premises, you don’t want to miss a thing. Rooms at the Wyndham are just $99 a night, if you mention “Spooky Empire” when you call for reservations. The Wyndham reservation line is 1-800-421-8001.

Join the legions of Spooky Empire fans on their Forum at www.spookyempire.com. Meet other fans, get answers to your questions, and find out the most recent updates on the show.

For more information visit the website at www.spookyempire.com or call the Spooky Empire Hotline 954-258-7852.

Ultimate Horror Weekend Lines Up Fresh Guests

June 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Convention News, Florida, Horror, Top Stories

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FRESH ,NEW CORPSES…UH..WE MEAN GUESTS…MAKE THEIR WAY TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA OCTOBER 9-11, 2009

Orlando, FL – Spooky Empire is ready for their seventh year and have an excellent show in store once again! They’ve lined up some of the freshest new guests to appear at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, being held this year on October 9-11, 2009 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive.

Some of the guests to appear so far are The Masters of Horror – George Romero “Dawn of the Dead”, John Landis “American Werewolf in London”, and Herschell Gordon Lewis “2,000 Maniacs”, Adrienne Barbeau “The Fog”, Linda Blair “The Exorcist”, and Fairuza Balk from “The Craft”. From Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film “The Birds” Tippi Hedren will be appearing, as well as Sid Haig and Bill Moseley of Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects”. There will be a “Jason” Reunion with special guests Derek Mears, Kane Hodder and. C.J. Graham. Come and meet the daughter of the legendary movie monster Boris Karloff – Sara Karloff. Also come and meet special guest Brian Krause best known as Leo in the “Charmed” television series and Stephen Kings “Sleepwalkers”, this is his first convention appearance. Other guests include Jason London from “Dazed and Confused”, “Creature from the Black Lagoon” Ricou Browning, and from “Night of the Creeps” Jill Whitlow and Jason Lively. There will also be a “Halloween II” reunion with the original cast. This is just the beginning!

This year Spooky Empire is bringing back what they are best known for – the most exciting events in Florida! Including the famous Zombie Walk hosted by The Deadite Empire, The Freak Show Film Festival, Live Bands, Creepy Costume Contest, Screamin’ Ink Tattoo Room, Q&A’s and Seminars, Video Game Room, Huge Dealer Room, and of course their world renowned pool parties – a must attend! The newest additions to the events – The Celebrity Poker Tournament and a Shadow Cast of Repo: The Genetic Opera.

Tickets for this ultimate event will go on sale now! That includes advance tickets for the show as well as our VIP package. Visit the website www.spookyempire.com
to purchase tickets.

Make sure you reserve your rooms early this year. Last year sold out quickly and you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to stay on the premises, you don’t want to miss a thing. Rooms at the Wyndham are just $99 a night, if you mention “Spooky Empire” when you call for reservations. The Wyndham reservation line is 1-800-421-8001.

Join the legions of Spooky Empire fans on their Forum at www.spookyempire.com. Meet other fans, get answers to your questions, and find out the most recent updates on the show.

For more information visit the website at www.spookyempire.com or call the Spooky Empire Hotline 954-258-7852.

George Romero

George Romero

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