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  • CA – Hop-Con 3.0

    hopcon3Press Release:

    Our annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery is back for a third round. Join us for a release party large enough to match this year’s Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. Hop-Con isn’t about awkward handshakes, high-fives, selfies and autographs – just general and rampant merriment and geeky celebration full of great food and awesome craft beer. As always, we have surprises planned. This year, we’ve added 45% more space to the festival. Whatever could we do with that? Hmmmm…you’ll have to wait and see.

    Get tickets at the link…
    YOUR $75 TICKET INCLUDES:

    * Ten 4oz beer samples

    * A commemorative Hop-Con 3.0 glass

    * Gourmet food stations

    * Lots of geeky good times!
    DONATE $25 TO THE HERO INITIATIVE,
    AND IDW PUBLISHING WILL GIVE YOU:

    * A litho of the 2015 w00tstout label art cover signed by Dave Johnson
    (cover artist for the noir Vertigo series and 100 Bullets)

    * A signed litho from Kevin Eastman, creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    * Pride that 100% of your donation is helping comic illustrators of yesteryear
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    * YOUR BREWERS & HOSTS *
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    GREG KOCH our CEO and fearless leader

    WIL WHEATON thespian and renaissance man

    DREW CURTIS online news guru

    AISHA TYLER actress, comedian and w00tstout alum

    KEVIN EASTMAN illustrator and creator of Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles

    DAVE JOHNSON “the Reverend” and illustrator of this year’s w00tstout label

    KRIS KETCHAM Stone Liberty Station Brewing Manager

    RICHARD ROSSI Stone Brewer and cask creator for Hop-Con

    ALEXIS LIGHT Stone Assistant Brewer and cask creator for Hop-Con
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    * THE 35+ BEERS *
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    W00TSTOUT AND HOP-CON EXCLUSIVES:

    Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (2013)

    Stone w00tstout 2.0 (2014)

    Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (2015)

    Kevin Eastman / Kris Ketcham “IT’S PIZZA TIME!” A Pizza-Inspired Saison

    Aisha Tyler / Kris Ketcham Stone Cold Fox Chocolate Orange Black IPA

    Special cask creation by Richard Rossi

    Special cask creation by Alexis Light
    THE IPAs:

    Stone RuinTen Triple IPA

    Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

    Double Dry Hopped Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

    Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA

    Stone Delicious IPA

    Stone Go To IPA

    Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

    Stone IPA

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Klaatu Barada Nikto

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Wheat Surrender

    BARREL-AGED & SPECIAL CREATIONS:

    Stone Reason Be Damned Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels

    Stone Passion Project

    Stone “The Tiger Cub” Saison aged in White Wine Barrels

    Stone Spotlight: Imperial Mutt Brown Ale

    Stone Barrel-Aged Brown Ale w/Balaton Sour Cherries

    Stone Imperial Irish Stout

    Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale aged in Red Wine Barrels

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Gose Gose Gadget

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Murder She Rotte

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Great Bowman’s Beard aged in Bourbon Barrels
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    * THE HOP-CADE *
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    We’re taking the giant plot behind building 12 (aka the garden bar) and turning it into the HOP-CADE! Our dream of creating an outdoor arcade and beer garden from last year has been realized.

    We’ll have:
    * Only IPAs on tap
    * Our oversized lawn games (Jenga, Connect Four, etc)
    * Two pinball machines (The Twilight Zone and Theatre of Magic)
    * Donkey Kong
    * Ms. Pac-Man
    * A Skee-ball machine

    Not enough? How about an arcade game with a 25-foot screen driven from a used beer barrel converted into a vintage arcade console? This last feat will be created by our friend Hunter Bond, Troll Slayer and resident Pinball Mechanic at J!NX, with custom metal routing by San Diego’s reproHAUS.

    Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station
    2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106

    MA – Pretty Good Friends

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    Eugene Mirman, Jon Glaser, H. Jon Benjamin, Maeve Higgins, Dan Boulger, and more appear at the Shubert Theater on Friday April 17th at 8:00 PM as part of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival! Get tickets at the link!

    Pretty Good Friends is a Brooklyn-based comedy collective created by long-time collaborators Eugene Mirman and Julie Smith Clem. Their eponymous standup comedy show is hosted by Eugene Mirman, and features his funniest and most talented friends. Pretty Good Friends has appeared at SF Sketchfest, SXSW, Just For Laughs and had its own 10-night run at the Soho Theater in London, as well as its own tour in the U.S. The show was named “New York’s Best Indie Comedy Night” by New York Magazine, who called it: “The best mix of format and talent for a comedy show… screwball stand-up, stories, skits, and short films.”

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Shubert Theater
    265 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

    Bob’s Burgers LIVE on Tour

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    Press Release:

    Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.

    By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!

    Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.

    VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!

    *VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.

    The current cities on the tour are:
    March 19: Minneapolis, MN
    March 20: Chicago, IL
    March 21: Milwaukee, WI
    March 22: Detroit, MI
    March 25: Washington, D.C.
    March 26: Upper Darby, PA
    March 27: New York, NY
    March 28: Boston, MA

    SF – An Evening with Dr. Katz

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    Jonathan Katz, Jon Benjamin, Tom Snyder plus patients Ron Funches, Pete Holmes, Andy Kindler, and more appear on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm!

    Press Release:

    Dr. Katz Live is a stage variation of the animated show, “Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist,” created by Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder for Comedy Central. It premiered twenty years ago in May of 1995, earning the network its first Emmy and Peabody awards and introducing the term “squigglevision” to the English language. The show has rightfully gone on to become a cult classic.

    The live version (much like the cartoon version) of Dr. Katz, brings well-known standups to the good doctor’s couch, using the quirks and idiosyncrasies of their comedy acts to analyze their various conflicted issues. The stage version also finds Dr. Katz in therapy with his own shrink, Dr. Snyder. H. Jon Benjamin revives his role as Dr. Katz’s son, Ben. Guest patients for this special anniversary celebration include Ron Funches, Pete Holmes and Andy Kindler, with more surprise patients yet to be announced. $35 All Ages

    Presented as part of SF Sketchfest!

    Get tickets at the link!

    Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
    609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    NYC – Paley Fest 2014: Bob’s Burgers Panel

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    The cast of Bob’s Burgers appears at Paley Fest on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM! Panelists scheduled to appear include: Loren Bouchard, Jim Dauterive, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, and Larry Murphy

    Get tickets at the link!

    Paley Center for Media
    25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019

    NYC – Archer Panel

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    The cast and crew of Archer appear at Paley Fest on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM! Panelists scheduled to appear are H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Adam Reed (Creator/Executive Producer/Writer), Matt Thompson (Executive Producer) and Casey Willis (Co-executive Producer).

    Moderator: Clark Collis, Senior Writer for Entertainment Weekly

    Get tickets at the link!

    Paley Center for Media
    25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019

    FX Announces SDCC 2014 Slate: Archer, Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, and The Strain

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    Press Release:

    FX NETWORKS ANNOUNCES 2014 COMIC-CON SLATE

    ARCHER, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, SONS OF ANARCHY AND THE STRAIN HEAD TO SAN DIEGO

    July 7, 2014, LOS ANGELES – FX Networks’ original series Archer, Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story: Coven and The Strain are heading to Comic-Con in San Diego starting Friday, July 25 for panel discussions, press rooms and autograph signings.

    Fans of Archer will be treated to an exclusive screening of an original short animation piece created specifically for SDCC, plus the upcoming never-before-seen season six premiere episode. Sons of Anarchy fans can expect some exclusive first-look footage from the upcoming seventh and final season while American Horror Story: Coven will take a look back at the recent installment and tease the upcoming American Horror Story: Freak Show. To round out the weekend, The Strain will show the never-before-seen third episode airing July 27 as well as an extended recap reel of the season so far.

    Below is the full schedule:

    Friday, July 25

    ARCHER

    FOX Booth Signing
    Press Room: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Panel: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Screening and Q&A: Archer is an animated comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and its employees who use every covert operation and global crisis as another excuse to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Come see an exclusive screening of an original short animation piece created specifically for SDCC, plus the upcoming never-before-seen season six premiere episode. Then join the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, plus creator Adam Reed and co-executive producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life. Room: Indigo Ballroom. Moderator: TBD.

    Saturday, July 26

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN

    FOX Booth Signing
    Panel: 7:00-8:00 PM – Screening and Q&A: Fans will get an inside look at the most recent installment of AHS with cast members Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, and Executive Producer Tim Minear. The screening portion will feature an exclusive look back at AHS: Coven and will tease the upcoming AHS: Freak Show. Room: 6DE. Moderator: TBD.

    Sunday, July 27

    SONS OF ANARCHY

    FOX Booth Signing
    Press Room: 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
    Panel: 12:30 PM -1:30 PM – Screening and Q&A. Get an inside look into the upcoming final season of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter, executive producer Paris Barclay and the entire cast: Charlie Hunnam (via satellite), Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, and Jimmy Smits. Room: Hall H. Moderator: TBD.

    THE STRAIN

    FOX Booth Signing
    Press Room: 12:15 PM -1:30 PM
    Panel: 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Screening and Q&A. Experience a sneak peek into the highly anticipated new drama The Strain, a high concept thriller based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title premiering July 13. Fans will first be treated to an extended recap reel of the first season and a screening of the never-before-seen third episode of the season (airing July 27). Immediately following the screening, there will be a Q&A with creator/author Guillermo del Toro, Executive Producer/Showrunner Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer/writer Chuck Hogan and the entire cast: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland and Jack Kesey. Room: Hall H. Moderator: Damian Holbrook

    The Cast of Spartacus Hits Hartford Comic Con 2014

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    Press Release:

    Hartford Comic Con is this weekend! Holy Smokes Batman!

    HCC features top celebrity talents like:

    Michael Massee: Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2
    Giancarlo Esposito: Breaking Bad, Revolution, Once Upon A Time
    Katrina Law: Spartacus, Arrow
    *NEW* Liam McIntyre: Spartacus
    *NEW* Kyla Kenedy: Walking Dead
    *NEW* Ellen Hollman: Spartacus
    *NEW* Steven Dunlevy: Spartacus
    *NEW* Anna Hutchinson: Spartacus, Cabin in the Woods, Power Rangers
    Brando Eaton: Dexter, Cabin Fever, Zoey 101

    TOP COMIC CREATORS!

    We have the comic industries top talents including special guests X-Men’s Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale from Captain America, Jimmy Cheung from Original Sin, Eisner winning cover artist: The Reverend Dave Johnson, Kaare Andrews from Iron Fist, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb from Adventure Time and The Midas Flesh, Sam Ellis from Archer, David Rodriguez from Skylanders, Matthew Dow Smith and Blair Shedd from Doctor Who, Sara Richard and Agnes Garbowska from My Little Pony, Craig Rousseau from Batman ’66, the crews from Big Dog Ink and Station Studios and so many more!

    Game ON!

    League of Legends live tournament is available! Shout casted by Brando Eaton and guests. Magic Draft Events and Yu-gi-oh Box Tournaments are also available for sign up. Sign up now for chances to win fantastic prizes and get your game on!

    KIDS rule at HCC!

    Introducing a full KidConn to happening during the two days of fun.

    Cosplay your thing?

    Bringing their creative skills are Riddle1, BelleChere, Nadyasonika, Nikkinevermore, Echo Endless, and Miggy Jagger!
    We offer fun for the whole family!

    Special events!

    Gallery Show at the Tobacco Shop, Drink and Draw at McKinnon’s Irish Pub, and the after party at City Steam Brewery! Full details at the link!

    Expected attendance will reach 12-15 thousand our first year!

    Tickets are available for online purchase here…

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Hartford Comic Con will take place on May 31 – June 1, 2014 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. For more information, tickets, registration, and the complete list of guests please check out the website: www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow them on Twitter (@ HartfordCon) and Facebook!

    CA – Judy Greer Signs

    jg041714Judy Greer appears at Book Soup on Thursday April 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm to discuss and sign her new memoir I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star.

    About the book:
    ou know Judy Greer, right? Wait, what was she in again? The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, 27 Dresses, The Descendants. Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, if you’re like most women in America, you feel like she’s already your friend. Thankfully, Greer has finally written a book of essays about all the moments, topics, observations, and confessions that you would hope to hear from your best friend. How a midnight shopping trip to CVS can cure all? What it’s like to have stepchildren? And how she “really” feels about her mother? Yes, it’s all in there. But Judy Greer isn’t just a regular friend-she’s a celebrity friend. Want to know which celebs she’s peed next to? Or what the Oscars were actually like? Or which hot actor gave her father a Harley Davidson? Don’t worry–that’s included, too. Besides being laugh-out-loud funny, you’ll love her because she makes us genuinely feel like she’s one of us. Because even though she sometimes has a stylist and a make-up artist, she still wears (and hates!) Spanx. Because she starts her book like this: “This is who I am. This is what I think about things. This is stuff that happened to me, that could have just as easily have happened to you. I’m not that special, and we’re probably not that different. I think I am really lucky to be where I am in life, but I’ve never really lost that feeling that I don’t fit in, and if you have, will you please email me and tell me how you did it? I’m serious.”

    About the Author

    Judy Greer was born in Detroit and studied at The Theatre School, DePaul University’s prestigious theater conservatory program. She is one of the most prolific actresses of her time, appearing to date in over eighty roles across film and television. Greer recently starred in the Oscar-winning film The Descendants and will next be seen in the remake of Carrie. No stranger to the small screen, she voices Cheryl (Carol) Tunt on the cult hit Archer and can currently be seen in Arrested Development as Kitty Sanchez. On stage, Greer recently made her Broadway debut in Dead Accounts. She stars in her own Yahoo! series called Reluctantly Healthy. Greer currently resides in Los Angeles.

    Book Soup
    8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
    310.659.3110

    Full Event Lineup Announced for Planet Comicon 2014

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    Press Release:

    Planet Comicon 2014 will have more programming than ever before, with five rooms of events stretching over three days. This schedule is presented for your convenience. All events, panelists, and other details are subject to change.

    Friday, March 14

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    3:00 – 3:50 PM

    Margot Kidder
    Margot Kidder:
     Superman’s Lois Lane! Margot Kidder is most famous for her acclaimed performance as Lois Lane in four Superman films. ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

    Webcomics: Inside Out Who needs ink on paper? Join a discussion of what it takes to create comics magic on the web. ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Comics without Capes: Leading comics creators discuss crafting successful series outside the superhero genre.  Explore the worlds of cowboys, comedic teen soap opera, and even biographical comics. Moderated by Jai Nitz. ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

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    4:00 – 4:50 PM

    Michael Dorn
    Michael Dorn & Marina Sirtis:
     ST:TNG’s Klingon and Betazoid stars take the stage to take you behind the scenes of one of the greatest science fiction series in history.ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

    Craft Your Fandom: Cosplay from Concept to Completion: Join leading cosplay and prop-builder experts in a look at where to start making your favorite prop or costume. Featuring Abby DarkStar, Zen Dragon, and more to be announced. ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Vampires Don’t Sparkle: That’s right…we said it! We want our meat eating, sunlight obliterating, butt-ugly vampires back! Bram Stoker would be doing cartwheels in his grave is he saw what vampires have become.  We are taking it back, today!!! ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

    Marina Sirtis
    Visual Storytelling Success: Artists discuss their approach to creating comics that tells the story and engages the reader. ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

    Kansas City Comics Creators: Kansas City has one of the most vibrant communities of comics creators. Jason Aaron and Ande Parks lead a panel of the local talent. ROOM 2505 (Lower level)

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    Saturday, March 15

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    11:00 – 11:50 AM

    Wil Wheaton
    Wil Wheaton:
     
    He’s back! One of Planet Comicon’s favorite guests has returned. You know him from ST:TNG, The Big Bang Theory, Stand By Me, and much more. – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

    Bad Karma: Bad Karma is a creative collective, whose members include Alex GrecianJeremy HaunB. Clay Moore, and Seth Peck. Their first joint project was Bad Karma Volume One featuring five original, creator owned concepts in self-contained stories. Meet the creators and listen as they answer questions about the Kickstarter process, the concept behind the book and what’s next for Bad Karma. ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Khemia Creations: The Art of Stage Combat: Come join Khemia Creations as we display a series of stage combat sketches that can be easily adapted into stage or video skits! After each showcase fight, a thorough dissection of the combat choreography will be given so that you can learn how it’s done. ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

    Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Fandom – Destination: 221B Baker Street – Sherlock Holmes fandom has never been more popular. Join an interactive Q&A covering the Holmes and Watson in every media, from novels to television, movies to comics. The panel includes Rob Davis (Illustrator of Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective), Tammy Lynn Garrison (Editor of Investigating Sherlock Holmes), and Ellie Ann Soderstrum (Producer of Steampunk Holmes). ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

    Star Wars Costuming: Meet and Greet – Get to know the local Star Wars Costuming Group Chapters: 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, and The Dark Empire. ROOM 2505 (Lower level)

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    Noon – 12:50 PM

    Jewel Staite
    Jewel Staite:
     
    Everything’s Shiny! Jewel Staite portrayed Kaylee Frye in Firefly and Serenity, and Dr. Jennifer Keller on Stargate: Atlantis. –ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

    Sexuality in Cosplay: A frank discussion of the role of sexuality in cosplay featuring prominent cosplay personalities. May not be suitable for all audiences. Parental guidance suggested. ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Comic Geeks – A Web Series – A screening of the Comic Geeks pilot, a new series debuting in 2014. The story follows three friends at various stages of comic geekery: Dan, the die-hard weekly shopper, Jeff, the indie-only cartoonist, and Brian, who struggles with reading comics and acting like an adult. Together, the three try to figure out what makes a comic geek, and how to be an adult doing it. ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

    Crowdfunding – Kickstarter. Indygogo. Rockethub. What’s crowdfunding all about? How can creators like you use it to feed their creativity – any maybe event their families? ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

    Marvel: Your Universe – What’s happening now and next from Mighty Marvel? Leading Marvel creators take the stage. Featuring a roster of Marvel creators including Jason Aaron. Moderated by Marvel’s V.P. of Creator Development, C.B. Cebulski. ROOM 2505 (Lower level)

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    1:00 – 1:50 PM

    LeVar Burton
    Brent Spiner & LeVar Burton:
     
    Two of Star Trek’s most memorable performers tag-team on the Planet Comicon stage. Ask your questions of the actors who brought android Data and Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge to life. – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

    The Last Ride of Lee Salem, Editor of Calvin and Hobbes – Enjoy a Q & A with Lee Salem, the man who edited Calvin and Hobbes, For Better or For Worse, Doonesbury, The Far Side, Cathy, FoxTrot, The Boondocks, Cul De Sac, Lio and dozens of other comics. The industry icon is transitioning to the role of President Emeritus of Universal Uclick as of March 2014. He has a wealth of experience and stories that any comics fan and creator will find enlightening. Joining him will be those influenced by his work in the comics industry including Bill Amend, creator of Foxtrot. Plus, a there will be a reading of statements regarding his work provided by Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Jan Eliot (Stone Soup), Richard Thompson (Cul De Sac) and Mark Tatulli (Lio). ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Brent Spiner
    Zero Budget Filmmaking
     – The internationally awarded Brass Engine Productions team will give you tips and tricks to make your film or series without spending a lot of cash. Come and get a Q&A with Director Ben Watkins, and watch clips from the production’s web series and other projects done on a shoestring budget. – ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

    Pencil, Brush, and Stylus: Comics Art Today – A panel of comics most popular artists discuss their projetcs, techniques, and inspirations. – ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

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    2:00 – 2:50 PM

    Sylvester McCoy as the seventh Doctor
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     The Tardis has landed… in Middle Earth? He’s Radagast the Brown fromThe Hobbit movies! He’s also Doctor Who‘s seventh Doctor! He’s one of the biggest fandom mash-ups ever! Moderated by theTraveling the Vortex podcast crew – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

    Researching Comics with the Grand Comics Database – Dive deep into comics and comics history! Leading members of the Grand Comics Database community will be discussing a bit of the history of the GCD and its roots in the early days of internet comics fandom, along with its current status and abilities in helping people research various comic books and comic book creators. – ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Charlton Arrow – From the 40s thru the 80s, Charlton was the “other” comics publisher of  mystery, romance, and superhero titles. Join Paul Kupperberg and Rick Stasi, two of the creators of Charlton Arrow, for a trip down memory lane and an introduction to their new comics zine that celebrate some of Charlton’s lesser known creations. – ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

    Deadpool Double Dare -Deadpool creators  display a dynamic dose of Deadpool discussion. – ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

    Kids’ Costume Contest: It’s a cavalcade of cute! A special costume contest just for the younger set. – ROOM 2505 (Lower Level)

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    3:00 – 3:50 PM

    John Ratzenberger
    Making of Archer – Discover the animation secrets behind FX’s hit series Archer. Featuring storyboard artist Kevin Mellon and the team from Kansas City’s own Trinity Animation. – ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Breaking into Comics – How do you become a professional comic book or comic strip creator? Join a panel of editors who specialize in spotting new talent: C.B. Cebulski (VP of Creator Development at Marvel), Shena Wolf (Acquisitions Editor and Universal Uclick), and Joe Rybandt (Editor at Dynamite Entertaintment). – ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

    John Ratzenberger: He may be most famous as Cliff Clavin from Cheers, but John Ratzenberger‘s nerd movie cred is truly amazing. “It’s a little known fact” that his filmography includes Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Superman: The Movie, Superman II, and every single Pixar movie ever made! – ROOM 2505 (Lower Level)

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    4:00 – 4:50 PM

    Zoie Palmer
    Heroic Prose: Genre Fiction – Kings of the Keyboard and Princesses of Prose! A panel of prodigious purveyors of thrilling novels and short fiction reveal the stories behind their stories. – ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Pros and Cons of the Shared Universe – SciFi4Me Radio’s H20 podcast tackles explore the ups, downs, ins, and outs of consuming and creating tales in shared universes. Hosts Jason P. Hunt and Tim Harvey interview Star Trek novelist Kevin Dilmore. – ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

    Announcement coming soon – ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

    Zoie Palmer: A lively Q&A with one of the stars of the Syfy series Lost Girl. – ROOM 2505 (Lower Level)

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    5:00 PM until who knows when!

    Adult Costume Contest: Captivated by cosplay creativity? This is your event! – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

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    Sunday, March 16th

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    11:00 – 11:50 AM

    Femi Taylor in Return of the Jedi
    Femi Taylor:
     The delightful Femi Taylor is best known for playing Jabba the Hutt’s Twi’lek slave dancer Oola in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. She is a Nigerian-born British dancer and actress who spent years training with the London Contemporary Dance Company and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. In addition to RotJ, she appeared in the original London cast of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical Cats! – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

    DC Universe: Best of the Best – A celebration of the best of DC Comics through the years, from the Golden Age to today. Join leading creators for a discussion of the DC Comics that inspired them! Moderated by long-time DC editor and writer Paul Kupperberg. – ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Karate Chopping Robots & Killer Carnies: The Art and Science of Digital Comics and Games – Mobile-based comics and games are transforming the entertainment industry. Indie game and comic developers have more opportunity than ever before to make their mark and create some major waves. Join Kung Fu Robot creator Jason Bays and Burn the Lot co-creator Cameron Calder as they share their experiences in mobile-based interactive comic and game development. From concept to development to launch and beyond, these Kansas City-area veterans will offer their unique perspective to this exciting and ever-changing scene. – ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

     

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    Noon – 12:50 PM

    David Yost as the Blue Power Ranger
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     – The Blue Power Ranger has arrived! David Yost played Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, on the international television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, and the film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: the Movie. – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

    Timey Wimey Puppet Show – Direct from the YouTube web series and packed appearances at DragonCon and Gallifrey One, we’re pleased to present  this family-friend Punch-and-Judy-inspired Doctor Who comedy puppet show.  The show is for all ages! – ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Khemia Creations: Cosplay Photography and Modeling – Whether you’re in front of behind the camera, this is the panel for you! We will be discussing techniques on how to make your cosplay photography go from a snapshot to a work of art! For those with camera in hand, we’ll tell you how to make the most of your environments, angles, and lighting to ensure you can capture the best images at every convention. For those wanting to show off their costume creations, we’ll give beginner modeling tips to offer your best side to camera every time! – ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

    So you want to build an R2 Unit – Come join us for the in’s and out’s of building your own R2D2 or other Astromech droid. We will give you an idea of what it skills are needed, and the resources available to help you on your journey. – ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

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    cClintock: Eddie McClintock is best-known for his role as Secret Service agent Pete Lattimer on the Syfy series Warehouse 13. But, the actor is also an artist, who was inspired to purse his passion by comic books. He says, “It all started with Herb Trimpe andThe Incredible Hulk.” Now is your chance to meet Pete Lattimer and learn the answers to your Eddie McClintock questions. – ROOM 2505 (Lower Level)

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    1:00 – 1:50 PM

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    An actor of international importance, Lee Majors has  continually proven himself to be a favorite of audiences worldwide. Lee Majors’ performances and personas have made an indelible impact on television programs. From his initial role of Heath Barkley on The Big Valley to the Men From Shilo to Owen Marshall Counselor at Law to The Fall Guy and Raven. It was his starring role as Steve Austin on the overwhelmingly popular The Six Million Dollar Man that Lee became an icon and part of the American culture. – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

    How To Market Comic Strips Today – In previous decades, comic strips were the delicious and funny center of a reader’s daily dose of communication, placed in the middle of their newspapers and hearts. Today, comic strips and webcomics have enjoyed a strong renaissance in pop culture. How has this happened; how are cartoonists sharing their art and stories today? This panel will share the wide experiences of print, syndicated and web cartoonists alike. From viral marketing, presences at events such as San Diego Comic Con and Planet ComiCon, social media outreach, tours and more, we’ll hear from some of the engaging storytellers that are creating today. – ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

    Star Wars in American Culture – Explore the influences and impact of the single most important film of the twentieth century. We will take a look at the many ways this pop culture phenomenon connects to our everyday lives. Presented by Dr. Bradley Will, Dr. Stephen Schleicher, and Dr. Scott Robson of Fort Hays State University. – ROOM 2503 (Lower level)

    Dynamic Cover Design – Top artists reveal the tips and tricks that produce covers with a powerful pop. – ROOM 2504 (Lower level)

    For the Love of Comics – What do you love about comics? Today’s top creators, including Jason Aaron, discuss the comics they love the most. Moderated by C.B. Cebulski. – ROOM 2505 (Lower level)

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    2:00 – 2:50 PM

    Concept Design for Comic Books – Comic and concept artist Steven Sanders has designed a number of characters and locations for Marvel Entertainment, among other companies. Using examples from Marvel, he’ll explain how concept design in comics is different than concept design in video games or film, and will show what is needed to make good designs for comics. – ROOM 2502 (Lower Level)

    50 Years of GI Joe – the first action figure – A history of GI Joe, the world’s first action figure, from its beginnings 50 years ago in 1964, to the present day. We will discuss the evolution of the brand from a 12 inch everyman solider to a modern team of hundreds of small action figures, as well as several odd and interesting detours and off-shoots along the way. We also will cover the brand’s current fandom, including online resources and fan projects. – ROOM 2503 (Lower Level)

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    DMC: Comics and Hip Hop
     – As a founder of Run-D.M.C., Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is a pioneer of hip hop culture. Now he’s turned his creative passion to comics! Already a hero to his millions of fans around the world, DMC’s accomplishments read like a laundry list of musical and cultural accolades: Grammy nominated musician, multi-platinum recording artist, Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame inductee and rap/rock pioneer who’s influenced music since the first time he’s ever touched a mic. Adding to his long lists of firsts, DMC is teaming up with some prominent fixtures in the comic book and music world to craft the first 100% authentic, unapologetic, indie, hip hop comic book. – ROOM 2505 (Lower level)

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    4:30 – 6:00 PM

    TREKtacular ST:TNG Cast Reunion: This is a separately ticketed event. Seating is extremely limited! See this page to order tickets. – ROOM 3501 (Upper level)

    Planet Comicon is Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture convention. Now in its thirteenth year! The convention will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center on March 14-16th. Please visit their website for the full guestlist, ticket information, and more!

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