Larry Hama, Ron Marz, Bryan J.L. Glass, and more appear at Level Up Entertainment on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!
It’s the most wonderful day of the year! Join us on May 3rd for free comics, special guests, vendors, artists, prizes, costume contest, sales, and more!
Some of this year’s special events include:
TRANSFORMERS vs GI JOE #0 LAUNCH PARTY, brought to you by IDW Publishing!
Unveiling of this year’s GI JOE vs TRANSFORMERS EPIC DIORAMA!
Special Q&A and workshop with the talented RON MARZ!
Ron Marz – Writer
Best known for: Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Marvel vs DC, Star Wars, Batman/Aliens
Larry Hama – Writer
Best known for: G.I. Joe, Bucky O’Hare, Avengers, Wolverine
Bryan J.L. Glass – Writer
Best known for: The Mice Templar, Furious, Thor: First Thunder, Valkyrie
Robert Bruce – Popculturist
Best known for: AMC’s Comic Book Men
Mark Bellomo - Author
Best known for: Totally Tubular 80’s Toys, Transformers: Identification & Price Guide, The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe
Justin Piatt and Zack Dolan – SUPER!
Level Up Entertainment
4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330
Awesome Con welcomes DANAI GURIRA (Michonne on The Walking Dead) to their 2014 show! Danai will be appearing both Saturday and Sunday. She joins a lineup including fan favorites like Billie Piper, George Perez, Cary Elwes, Steve Niles, Sean Astin, Marc Hempel, Ron Glass, Jewel Staite, Timothy Zahn, and many more!
About Danai Gurira:
Actress and playwright Danai Gurira stars as one of the most popular characters in AMC’s critically-acclaimed original series “The Walking Dead.” Based on one of the most successful comic books of all time, “The Walking Dead” follows a group of survivors who are searching for a safe home after a zombie apocalypse. In the season two finale, Gurira’s heroine ‘Michonne’ bursts onto the scene as the mysterious sword-wielding zombie slayer. “The Walking Dead” wrapped its third season in style, logging a monster 11 million total viewers for the season, making it the first original cable series ever to end the broadcast television season as the number one show in delivery for adults 18-49.
Prior to joining “The Walking Dead,” Gurira finished production on the independent drama “Mother of George,” the story of an African woman’s struggle after arriving in the U.S. to honor her heritage while attempting to define her new marriage in modern terms. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories. “Mother of George” will premiere in New York on September 13, 2013 and will expand to Los Angeles and an additional 10-20 markets the following week. Zeba Blay, from Indiewire, said “…Gurira, eerily luminescent in every frame, perfectly captures a part of the African experience – the struggle to reconcile tradition and heritage with modern, Western point-of-view.”
Gurira also starred in the multiple-award winning film “The Visitor,” opposite Richard Jenkins, in which she played a Senegalese immigrant in New York trying to survive while her illegal immigrant boyfriend is detained by the U.S. government. Other film credits include “Three Backyards” and “Restless City.” Her television credits include roles on “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Lie to Me” as well as a recurring role on the HBO David Simon series “Treme.”
An award-winning playwright, her most recent play “The Convert” (Stavis Award) is an historical drama set in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Part of a trilogy Gurira is writing about her native country’s coming of age, the play ran at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C. from February 13 to March 10, 2013.
Gurira was born in the U.S. and raised in Zimbabwe. She earned an MFA in theatre from NYU after moving back to the U.S. Her initial success was as the co-lead of “In the Continuum” (a play she co-created and co-wrote while in the acting program at NYU.) The upbeat powerful story focused on two women: one, an upper class, educated newscaster in Africa; the other, an impoverished teenager in south central L.A., who discover that they are HIV positive, and learn to cope in the face of hatred, discrimination and ignorance. Gurira performed the play off-Broadway, in numerous theaters around the U.S., and in Africa. She received numerous accolades including an Obie, the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award, the Global Tolerance Award (Friends of the United Nations) and the Theater Hall of Fame Honors. Gurira also received the Helen Hayes Award (Woolly Mammoth).
She subsequently received a grant for research in Liberia and Sierra Leone which resulted in her second play “Eclipsed”—the story of women abductees trying to survive during that region’s devastating civil war. Gurira won Best Playwright at the NAACP Theater Awards and Best New Play at Helen Hayes Awards. And, on Broadway, Gurira starred Bartlett Sher’s award winning revival of “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” She also earned the Actor’s Equity Callaway Award for her performance as Isabella in the 2011 Shakespeare in the Park production of “Measure for Measure.”
Gurira is also a Hodder Fellow at Princeton and a commissioned playwright with Yale Rep. She is co-founder of Almasi (Al-ma-see), a Zimbabwean American Dramatic Arts Collaborative Organization. Their mission is to instill professional values, skills and practices in the Zimbabwean Dramatic Arts through education and collaboration with professional American dramatic artists and artistic institutions.
Gurira divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
Awesome Con DC will be on April 18-20, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Show hours are 3pm-8pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday. Details at the website: www.awesomecondc.com
Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash proudly welcomes Comic Book Legend Neal Adams for an in-store signing on Saturday February 15 from 2:00 till 5:00 pm. Bring an item to sign or buy one from the store. Trades and copies of The New 52 Detective Comics #27 will be available for purchase.
Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash
35 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Dean Norris, and Bob Odenkirk appear at Barnes & Noble on Monday November 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM!
Join us for a special evening when Dean Norris, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan and Bob Odenkirk sign Breaking Bad: The Final Season and Breaking Bad: The Complete Series. (This is a wristbanded event. Please note special event guidelines.)
Event wristbands (while supplies last) w/ be available beginning at 4pm on 11/25 at B&N at The Grove w/ purchase of Breaking Bad: The Final Season or Complete Series. Line may begin forming at Grove at 8am on 11/25. Stand-by limited. No personalization. Photos from line. One DVD/BluRay per guest.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Alex Ross, the renowned comics artist known for his work on Spider-Man, Batman and The Avengers, has shifted his attentions from the fantastic to the horrific — as evidenced by his limited-edition The Walking Dead Season 4 poster created for San Diego Comic-Con 2013. The poster depicts a herd of walkers moving through a dead forest towards the viewer.
The cast and producers of AMC’s The Walking Dead will participate in an hour-long panel at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA. Moderated by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick, The Walking Dead panelists will discuss what fans can expect in the highly anticipated fourth season, which debuts in October.
The Walking Dead panelists include Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Chad Coleman, Scott Wilson, Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott Gimple, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer David Alpert and Executive Producer and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero.
In addition, fans this year are invited to participate in the second annual The Walking Dead Escape, a zombie obstacle course at Petco Park during Comic-Con weekend. The course is open Jul. 19 & 20 from 5PM to 10PM PT and allows survivors to climb, crawl and slide as part of the adventure and to also avoid confrontation by hordes of walkers.
• Autograph session on Fri., Jul. 19 11:15AM at Booth #4237
• Panel on Fri., Jul. 19 at 1:35PM-2:30PM in Hall H
• The Walking Dead Escape at Petco Park July 19 and 20, 5PM to 10PM.
The Walking Dead returns this October. Check back at AMC.com for The Walking Deadupdates from San Diego Comic-Con 2013.
Editor’s Note: The first 8,000 people to register as a Walker or Survivor will receive an exclusive edition of The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. Reserve your spot.
AMC JOINS FORCES WITH SKYBOUND AND RUCKUS SPORTS FOR THE WALKING DEAD ESCAPE
ONE-OF-A-KIND ZOMBIE OBSTACLE COURSE BASED ON THE NETWORK’S DRAMA SERIES AND ROBERT KIRKMAN’S COMIC BOOK SERIES COMES TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013
(BOSTON, MA) – July 2, 2013 – AMC announced today it has joined forces with Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, and Ruckus Sports for the second annual The Walking Dead Escape (www.thewalkingdeadescape.com), a zombie obstacle course at Petco Park during Comic-Con weekend in San Diego, July 19th and 20th. Last year, Skybound and Ruckus Sports brought the first The Walking Dead Escape to San Diego during the 2012 Comic-Con weekend. The Walking Dead Escape allows fans to live out the events from the groundbreaking, Emmy-award winning and top-rated AMC series, which is based on Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning best selling The Walking Dead graphic novels.
The course is open July 19 & 20 from 5:00 – 10:00 pm where Survivors can climb, crawl and slide as part of the adventure and to also avoid confrontation by hordes of Walkers. The Walking Dead Escape is not a race and Survivors are not timed. The goal is for the Survivors to reach the decontamination zone where their level of infection – if any – is determined by a confidential military scan. Walkers are transformed into the undead by professional makeup teams and released on the course to haunt the living. In addition, participants and spectators alike can immerse themselves in The Walking Dead Fan Festival, an interactive “after party” featuring games, food, and merchandise from all facets of The Walking Dead universe.
“After overwhelming positive feedback from those who experienced ‘The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego’ last summer, we wanted to bring our fans an even bigger and better experience for 2013. As promised, we will be upping the ante as we bring on board celebrated and renowned new partner, AMC,” said Liam Brenner, founder of The Walking Dead Escape and Ruckus Sports. “With AMC’s creative prowess, we are confident that this year’s ‘Escape’ will be the most action-packed and thrilling event yet. We know fan expectations are high and hope to deliver beyond their wildest imaginations.”
“The fan reaction to ‘The Walking Dead” on AMC has been truly remarkable and exceeded our wildest expectations. It is the number one show on television among adults 18-49, and this live experience allows these passionate and dedicated fans to actually enter the zombie apocalypse that provides the backdrop for the series,” said Theresa Beyer, VP of activation and promotion at AMC. “Whether acting as survivors, walkers or spectators, this perilous and immersive attraction allows fans of the show to put themselves in the world that they can’t get enough of.”
This year The Walking Dead Escape is elevated with new props, scenes and full Walking Dead experiences. Fans may choose among three ways to participate in this epic adventure; as a “Survivor” racing through the zombie-infested evacuation zone with familiar scenes and props from the show and comic book series; as a “Walker” in the undead horde or as a “Spectator” watching the apocalypse from sidelines at the Escape Party.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.thewalkingdeadescape.com. To view video and photos from last summer’s event in San Diego go to https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkingDeadEscape. To receive updates about the Zombie Apocalypse, be sure to follow @TDWEscape on Twitter! Early registration is strongly recommended, as walk-ups may not be available on event day.
Today AMC revealed The Walking Dead Season 4 banner that will be displayed at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The banner depicts Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) raising their signature weapons before a herd of walkers, while characters Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) fight off walkers to the left and right, respectively.
The Walking Dead returns this October. Check back at AMC.com for The Walking Dead updates from San Diego Comic-Con 2013.
Writer Robert Kirkman and artist Ryan Ottley sign at Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from noon until 3:00 pm. They are appearing to both celebrate the 100th issue of their comic Invincible and commemorate Earth-2′s 10th anniversary. Kirkman is also the co-creator of the zombie comic The Walking Dead and executive producer of the AMC show.
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Robert Kirkman appears with Ben Blacker at Meltdown Comics on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM!
THE NERDIST WRITER’S PANEL series is an informal chat moderated by BEN BLACKER (co-creator of “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”; writer for “Supah Ninjas”, “Supernatural”, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you care to hear.
November 18th join us for a one-one-one conversation with Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, Invincible, and lots more)!
The line-up is subject to change. And as always, proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046