Allen Bellman and Robert Pope Returning to Grand Rapids Comic-Con in 2014

Allen Bellman

Press Release:

Allen Bellman, Robert Pope Returns To Grand Rapids Comic-Con

 The Grand Rapids Comic-Con is pleased to announce that comic book guests Allen Bellman and Robert Pope have both agreed to return to the annual comic book and popular arts event which will be held at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 21-23.

Allen Bellman is a Golden Age comic artist who drew the backgrounds for Syd Shores’ Captain America in 1942, and eventually worked on titles such as The  Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub  Mariner Comics, Young Allies and so much more.  Bellman  also contributed to pre-Code horror, crime, war and western tales for  Atlas.

Robert Pope is the DC Comics go-to guy for Cartoon Network characters. Robert is a penciller on  Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, Batman The Brave and The Bold and many others.  Robert is also freelancing for the Peanuts franchise for Boom Comics as well as the Power Puff Girls for IDW.

“Allen and Robert were popular guests last October,” said owner and co-event coordinator Mark Hodges, “and bringing both of them back is a service to the 3500 people who were not able to get into the show last time. It is a pleasure and a privilege to have both of them back at the comic-con.”

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on November 21-23, 2014, at the DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information, please visit the website www.grcomiccon.com.

Ultracon of South Florida (February 2014)

Ultracon

Convention Name
Ultracon of South Florida
Convention Website Address
http://www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/22/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/23/2014
About This Convention
Ultra Con Of South Florida The Original Is Back Fort Lauderdale Own Hot Anime,Manga Toys,Comic Books ,Sports Cards,Star Wars,Transformer Cosplay Convention

Sheraton Suites Ft. Lauderdale at Cypress Creek
555 NW 62nd street Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33309
From I-95 South to North exit on 33-b west
From I-95 North to South Exit Cypress Creek Going West

Parking Is Free,Free Parking ,Free Parking.

February 22 & 23 2014

10am Until 5pm Saturday & Sunday 10am Until 5PM

Adults $10, Kids Under The Age of Under 5 Free.

Cosplay Contest Saturday 4:30pm & Sunday 3:00pm

Visit www.ultraconofsouthflorida.com

Special Guest Gaming Superstar Voice/Actor D.C. DOUGLAS

Special Guest Legendary Comic Book Artist Allen Bellman (Creator of Captain America)

Special Guest Legendary Comic Book Artist Jose Delbo (Transformers)(Wonder Woman) (Superman &Batman)

Special Guest From The UFC Fighter Mike The Wolverine Rio Will Be Signing Autograph And Taking Pictures With All His Fans…

Special Guest From UFC Fighter Marcus Brimage Will Be At Ultra Con Signing Autograph & Taking Pictures With All His Fans.

Special Guest Creature Entertainment Comics Will Have There Team Artist & Writers At Ultra Con.

Special Guest Walking Dead Super Aritist Steve Lydic Will Be At Ultra Con..

Will Feature Comic Book Alley For Local Comic Book Artist Displaying & Selling There Art Work….

Special Guest Bronies Of South Florida Featuring There Work Of Art…

Special Guest -Movie Produces Tom Stedham “Producer of Deadly Premonition”

Special Guest -Dark Force Global Comics Independent Comic Book Company.

Magic the Gathering Tournament !!!
(Standard Tournament)

Will Also have Group Panels / Gaming Room !!!!

Ultra Con Will Feature Collectors And Dealers From All Over The State Of Florida Selling There Collectible Anime Collectibles, Vintage & Modern Toys,This Convention Will Have Hot Wheels, Old Vintage Sports Cards, Avengers , Star Trek, Comic Books , Vintage Gi Joe, 3 3/4 Gi Joes & Hundreds Of 3 3/4 Gi Joe Vehicles & Figures, Vintage Gi Joe’s From The 1960′s & 1970′s, United Kingdom Action Man From The 1960′s& 1970′s, Star Wars Old & New ,Monsters Old & New , Godzilla,Transformers, Dragonball Z, Power Rangers, Marvel Legends, Marvel Universe,Toy Biz, DC Action Figures Action Figures.

Ultra Con Of South Florida February 22nd & 23nd 2014 Two Day Convention.

Sheraton Suites Ft. Lauderdale at Cypress Creek
555 NW 62nd street Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33309
From I-95 South to North exit on 33-b west
From I-95 North to South Exit Cypress Creek Going West
Parking Is Free. Show Time Saturday & Sunday 9:00am Am Until 5:00 Pm For Vendor Info Please Call 786-285-3738 Irving Or 786-258-9508
Free Parking……

Venue Name and Address
Sheraton Suites Street Cypress Creek Fort Lauderdale
555 Nw 62 street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
120
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Gaming Superstar Voice/Actor D.C. DOUGLAS, Legendary Comic Book Artist Allen Bellman (Creator of Captain America,Sub-Mariner,Human Torch) Legendary Comic Book Artist Jose Delbo (Transformers)(Wonder Woman) (Superman &Batman) Creature Entertainment Comics Will Have There Team Artist & Writers,Dark Force Global Comics Independent Comic Book Company,Meanballz In The House With Joey Diaz And His Team,UFC Fighter Mike Wolverine Rio,UFC Fighter Marcus Brimage,UFC Fighter Din Thomas ,Arcade Odyssey,The Walking Dead Sketch Card Artist Steven Lydic,Super Artist Adelso Corona,Philip McCall Book Author & Writer ,V.B Kennedy -Author Of Pleasent Journey & Future TenseJeff Carroll Sci-Fi Writer & Author,Super Artist Jose U Varese,SUper Artist Juan Navarro, Raptor Of The Round Table,Paranormal Cross Roads Investigations,

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Grand Rapids Comic-Con’s Inaugural Event Happening October 2013

Grand Rapids Comic-Con

Press Release:

Grand Rapids Comic-Con’s Inaugural Event To Be Held On October 12

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con, a comic book and popular arts convention and trade show, will hold its inaugural event on Saturday, October 12.

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con will feature nationally known comic book illustrators as well as a giant vending room, an Artist Alley with over 20 independent artists, an anime room, an electronics gaming room operated by Nintendo, a card and board gaming room, a world-class art show featuring some of the biggest names in comics, a film festival sponsored by the Compass College of Cinematic Arts, panels, seminars, and a lot more.

Allen Bellman

Allen Bellman

National comic book guests include Allen Bellman, a Golden Age artist who drew Captain America during World War II; Robert Pope, the current head artist for DC Comics for the Cartoon Network titles as well as Scooby-Doo and Peanuts; and Dan Monroe, children’s book illustrator of Dennis The Wild Bull written by NBA star Dennis Rodman.

“This is our first year doing the Grand Rapids Comic-Con, and we are expecting a lot of growth in the event,” says co-event coordinator Mark Hodges. “When done right, these events have tremendous growth potential and we are hoping that the Grand Rapids Comic-Con will become one of the marquee events on the West Michigan calendar for years to come.”

Robert Pope

Robert Pope

“I feel blessed to be a part of this event,” said co-event coordinator Jennifer Hodges.

The inaugural Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 10 am to 6 pm at the HSB Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave. SW in Wyoming, Michigan. Tickets are $5 and are only available at the door.

Early bird tickets are available at the door at 9 am for $10 with half of the proceeds going to Kitchen Sage, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding inner city Grand Rapids school children and to teach culinary awareness. “We wanted to contribute to the West Michigan area,” said Mark. “We wanted to represent a charitable organization that gave specifically to Grand Rapids and would be a partner in our efforts as well. Kitchen Sage and Chef Tommy FitzGerald fits the bill perfectly.”

“I am so happy that we chose Kitchen Sage and Chef Tommy,” said Jennifer. “He has been wonderful to collaborate with.”

For more information visit www.grcomiccon.com or www.facebook.com/grandrapidscomiccon.

Lexington Comic and Toy Convention (March 2014)

Lexington

Convention Name
Lexington Comic & Toy Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.lexingtoncomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/14/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/16/2014
About This Convention
Geekin’ it up in Lexington again on March 14th – 16th, 2014!

Nearly 10,000 completely awesome attendees partied with us in 2013 – We hope you will join the crowd in 2014!
Comics – Toys – Magazines – Gaming – Horror – Anime – Movies – Art – Music – and More!!

Tickets go on sale October 15th! Booth space is on sale now!!

Venue Name and Address
Lexington Convention Center – Heritage Hall
430 West Vine ST
Lexington, KY 40507
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
500
Projected Attendance
15000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Lou Ferrigno, Nichelle Nichols, Jim Steranko, Bob McLeod, Allen Bellman, Marina Sirtis, Melissa McBride, Doug Sneyd, Jason David Frank, Lindsay Wagner, David Yost, MANY MORE

FL – Golden Age Creator Signs

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Past Present Future Comics celebrates their grand re-opening with  a special Saturday appearance by comic book legend Allen Bellman!

Allen Bellman is best known as one of the artists on Captain America in the 1930s. He has done drawn such titles as All-Winners Squad, Sub-Mariner, and Young Allies. Mr. Bellman will be in store starting at noon on Saturday March 9th! Come by and say hello and enjoy our back issue sales, free comics, and the costume contest!

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Past Present Future Comics
4952 North University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

Golden Age Artist Allen Bellman to Appear at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2013

February 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Michigan

Allen Bellman

Press Release:

Golden Age Artist Allen Bellman to Appear at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con

We are pleased to announce that Golden Age animator Allen Bellman will be a guest at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con on October 12.

Allen is best known for his background artwork during the Golden Age of comic books, particularly around World War II. Allen eventually became a staff artist at Timely Comics (later renamed Marvel) during the Golden Age of comics. While still a teenager, Allen did the backgrounds for Syd Shores’ Captain America in 1942, and eventually worked on titles such as The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jap Buster Johnson and Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner Comics, Young Allies and so much more. Allen also contributed to pre-Code horror, crime, war and western tales for Atlas Comics.

He won the Inkpot Award for lifetime achievements at the 2007 Comic-Con show in San Diego, California, as well as the Shel Dorf Award at Detroit Fanfare in 2012.

Allen will be giving a seminar at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con while working in the comics industry during World War II as well as working with Stan Lee at Marvel in the early days.

“Allen is one of the very few Golden Age comic artists left, and it is a pleasure to have him as a guest at the show,” said event coordinator Mark Hodges. “I feel that his seminar at the show will be one of the ‘must attend’ events at the show, plus meeting these guys who were there in the beginning are getting harder and harder as time passes. We welcome the opportunity to bring Allen into the show to give the fans an opportunity to meet a literal living legend in the field.”

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on October 12, 2013, at the Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave. SW, in Wyoming, Michigan. The show will feature appearances from several nationally known comic book artists as well as seminars, programming for families, and lots of fun. Tickets for the show will be $5 at the door only. For more information please go to www.grcomcicon.com or www.facebook.com/grandrapidscomiccon.

Florida SuperCon less then 2 weeks away and PLENTY of stuff happening!

Less then 2 weeks away and this show is real lying ramping up to be the biggest one yet.

Check out their Ad on YouTube!

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Here is a sneak peek at the Program Cover Pencils by Comic Legend Allen Bellman. Inks/Finishes by Rob Hunter. Colors by Juan Fernandez.

Massive update to the schedule for Florida Supercon in progress! Over 450 events are now listed… with more to come! Go to www.floridasupercon.com and click on the EVENTS button to check it out and start making plans.

Alex Kingston autograph tickets and photo op tickets are now available for pre-order. Go to www.floridasupercon.com and click BUY TICKETS or go direct to http://www.eventbee.com/v/floridasupercon/event?eid=871188204

Neal Adams is now accepting Pre-Orders for Convention Commissions at Florida Supercon. To Pre-Order Convention Commissions from Neal, please contact (Jason) at Spyda@SpydaCreations.com

Neal will be in attendance Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth #’s 700 and 702

for everything SuperCon… check out the website HERE!

Hero Initiative Hits MegaCon 2012 with George Perez and More

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Top Stories

Hero Initiative MegaCon 2012

Press Release:

HERO INITIATIVE HITS 2012 ORLANDO MEGACON

George Pérez, original covers and top costumers are among the highlights

Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2012) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, will be adding to the craziness at the Orlando MegaCon, February 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center located at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, Fla.

When you purchase your tickets for this amazing weekend, make sure you “Become the Hero!” and make a small donation to our cause. Down at the bottom of the page where it mentions, “Please support the Hero Initiative,” you can add in $1, $5 or $10 as you buy your tickets. Please purchase your tickets at: http://megaconvention.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=57024

When you get to the convention, make sure you get your picture taken with the Hero Initiative costumers just inside the D1 lobby doors. These peeps know their stuff, and they’re some of the top costumers in the nation.

The one and only George Pérez will be at the Hero booth all weekend, located at #531. Make sure to get your sketches and signatures from George here! And while you’re waiting, you’ll have the first chance to see the NEW Fantastic Four #600 original covers, our newest “100 covers” project!

Art lovers will NOT want to miss the FINAL leg of Hero’s original JLA cover auctions! The last 34 covers go up on the block Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 PM in Room 240c. Be there!

And to top off your weekend, the Geeks of Comedy are there to tickle your funny bone. Check out their great comedy show Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 PM in Room 221B&E.

Hero Initiative’s booth schedule, booth #531:

Friday, Feb. 17 (con hours 12-7)
All day: George Pérez
130-230: Nelson DeCastro

300-345: “100 JLA” book signing with Cully Hamner, Dan Jurgens, George Pérez, Mike Perkins, Alex Saviuk, Billy Tucci

 

Saturday, Feb. 18 (con hours 10-6)

All day: George Pérez

1030-1230: Allen Bellman

1240-130: Tim Sale

130-230: Phil Hester

 

Sunday, Feb. 19 (con hours 10-5)

All day: George Pérez

1130-1230: Darwyn Cooke

1230-130: Nelson DeCastro

130-230: Phil Hester

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Florida Supercon (July 2011)

Convention Florida Supercon
Convention Website http://www.floridasupercon.com
Start Date 07/01/2011 (UPDATED)
End Date 07/04/2011 (UPDATED)
About This Convention: FLORIDA SUPERCON: South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Convention returns July 1-4, 2011 to the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Convention Center in Miami, FL. 

Florida Supercon is a 3 day festival dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy and Sci-Fi featuring celebrity guests,comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests,vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! 2011 will be the 6th annual Florida Supercon

Convention Guests Here are some of the guests that have already signed up for FSC 2011 

Comic Book Creators
Charlie Adlard
Ariel Olivetti
Jim McCann
Allen Bellman
Greg Horn
Joe Jusko
John Layman
Jose Delbo
Ken Lashley
Dennis Calero
Mike Perkins
Paul Gulacy
Brad Walker
Mark Sparacio
Tommy Castillo
Rob Hunter
Luis Diaz
Vinnie Tartamella
Terry Cronin
Austin Janowsky
Greg Kirkpatrick
Damion Hendricks
Manny Aguilera
Deleon Walters
Cayce Moyer

Voice Actors
Brittney Karbowski
Dana Snyder

Cosplay Guests
Pikmin Link
Outland Armour

PLUS: HUNDRED’S MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!

Venue Name Miami Mart Airport Convention Center
Venue Address 711 NW 72nd Ave
Miami, FL 33126
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 150
Projected Attendance 8000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Comic Books
- Gaming
- Horror
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

FL – Independence Weekend Signing

Greg Horn (Blackest Night, Secret Invasion), Allen Bellman (Timely/Marvel), Damion Hendricks (Marvel Comics), Martin Pierro (Cosmic Times) and Aris Iliopolis sign at Past Present & Future Comics on Saturday July 3rd from 10am – 4pm.

PLUS: Lisa Corrao and The Revenge of the Nerd Comedy Show starts at 4pm on Saturday.

The 501st Legion (Stormtroopers) will be at the store on Saturday too!

Florida Supercon will host and judge a costume contest for all ages and skill levels at 1pm on Sunday July 4th!

Past Present & Future Comics
1387 N. MILITARY TRAIL, West Palm Beach, FL

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