Meredith Stiehm, Naren Shankar, David Weddle, and Bradley Thompson appear on June Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 5pm. Tickets are $15; click here to purchase.
Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writing Series! Join moderator Ben Blacker as he hosts esteemed panelists discussing topics like different types of writing, how they got started, what inspires them, the business side of writing, and more. Panelists will also answer your questions and give some helpful tips and tricks! This series is a must for any hopeful writer in LA, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit 826LA.
Ben Blacker (moderator), with his writing and producing partner–named Ben Acker–is the creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a monthly staged production and podcast in the style of old-time radio, starring lots of actors you know from television. Acker and Blacker have developed pilots for Fox late night, Nickelodeon, USA, and Fox primetime. They wrote the feature film Drones, a sci-fi rom-com, available on DVD and Showtime in Sept 2011. They have developed pilots for Fox, Nickelodeon, Spike, and USA (twice). Currently, they write for CW’s Supernatural. For more information and pretty pictures, go to ThrillingAdventureHour.com.
7/31 at 5pm
Scheduled to appear
Meredith Stiehm (creator, Cold Case)
David Weddle & Bradley Thompson (Battlestar Galactica; CSI)
Naren Shankar (CSI; Grimm)
inside Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Artist GEORGES JEANTY and writer JANE ESPENSON (Producer of TV’s Buffy, Caprica, etc.) sign on Wednesday June 1 from 6-8pm.
This is the day of release for the final Buffy Season 8 Graphic Novel Vol #8. Since Season 8 never aired on TV, we wanted to throw the crew a proper Wrap Party… FREE admission!
- WIN an original page of art by Georges Jeanty. Get a Raffle ticket for each Buffy Graphic Novel you purchase.
- Limited edition prints of Georges covers will be on sale only at the event.
- Drinks & snacks will be served.
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
The guest list for Atlanta’s Dragon*Con is always long (and this year’s is no exception) with someone interesting for fans of any genre. While everyone will have their favorites, I just thought that in addition to the recent addition of comics legend Stan Lee, I would highlight a few of the names that stand out to me for 2010:
- Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings)
- Morena Baccarin (Firefly/Serenity, V)
- Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Erica Cerra (Eureka)
- Daniel Cudmore (Twilight, X-Men)
- Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Larry Hagman (Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie)
- Linda Hamilton (Terminator, Beauty & The Beast)
- Stan Lee – comic book legend
- Kellan Lutz (Twilight)
- James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville)
- Mike McKone (Teen Titans, Avengers Academy)
- Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
- Jason Momoa (Conan)
- Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica)
- Adrian Pasdar (Heroes)
- George Perez – comics legend
- Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes)
- Elisabeth Rohm (Angel, Law & Order, Heroes)
- Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1)
- Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Shawnee Smith (SAW)
- Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda)
- Chaske Spencer (Twilight)
- Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Jewel Staite (Firefly/Serenity, Stargate: Atlantis)
- Sam Trammel (True Blood)
- Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V)
Who else do you think is a highlight?
GHOSTBUSTERS STAR ERNIE HUDSON TO HEADLINE STEEL CITY CON!
Pittsburgh, — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Steel City Con (http://www.steelcitycon.com) are celebrating 20 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy and Pop Culture convention this December 4-6, 2009 at the Monroeville Convention Center. The celebrity guest list continues to build as Pittsburgh gets ready to host a national level show. In addition to a massive selection of toys and comic books, attendees will be treated to signing appearances by many pop culture icons. Ghostbusters fans will be able to meet Ernie Hudson who portrayed “Winston” in Ghostbusters 1 & 2. Wrestling fans will be treated to a rare appearance of Kevin Nash who is a Wrestling Legend and TNA Superstar. Wrestling fans will also have an opportunity to meet Traci Brooks and So Cal Val which are both wrestlers for TNA. Star Wars fans will be treated to special signing appearance by Peter Mayhew who portrayed “Chewbacca” in the Star Wars films. Ghost Hunter International fans will be able to meet Robb Demarest who is the lead investigator of the TV series. Sci Fi fans will be able to meet Luciana Carro of Battlestar Galactica. Carro will also have a role in the upcoming TV series Caprica which is the spin off from Battlestar Galactica. Horror fans will be able to meet C.J. Graham who portrayed “Jason” in Friday the 13th. Additionally attendees can expect to see a large number of Comic Book Artists and Illustrators.
In addition to Celebrity appearances, the Steel City Con is proud to announce that the first 1,000 attendees who purchase a 3 Day Pass will receive a Goodie Bag which is filled with toys and comics valued at more than the price of admission. 3 Day Pass Holders will also receive Early Admission. The Steel City Con is the only convention in the United States that has consistently given away thousands of toys, comic books and collectibles to its attendees for free.
Many Pop Culture fans are tired of paying high admission fees just to walk into a big show. The Steel City Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at a low price. With vendor space offered at a low cost dealers are able to sell their items to attendees for much less than conventions that charge a huge amount of money for dealer space. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http://www.steelcitycon.com
Orangestone Promotions, Inc.
P.O. Box 10132
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Steel City Con
OVER 500 EXHIBITORS AND MORE THAN 250 CELEBRITIES AND RECORD CROWDS EXPECTED FOR BIG APPLE COMIC CON THIS COMING WEEKEND, OCTOBER 16 – OCTOBER 18 AT PIER 94 (55th Street & 12th Avenue) IN NEW YORK CITY
Cast Members of the Twilight Saga: New Moon, Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica; Pop Icons William Shatner, Adam West, Billy Dee Williams, and Linda Hamilton; Sports Stars Yogi Berra, Ric Flair, Joe Frazier, Pete Rose and Dwight Gooden all participating in the New York City area’s largest consumer pop culture event of 2009
(THE BIG APPLE, October 12, 2009) Over 500 exhibitors from toys and video games to action figures, sports and entertainment will converge on Pier 94 this coming weekend for Big Apple Comic Con, the tri-state area’s largest pop culture festival.
“Whether you are a fan of comic books, movies, television, toys, video games, sports, music or more, there is something here for everyone. This is an affordable weekend of fun for the whole family,” said Big Apple Comic Con Producer Gareb Shamus.
Brands ranging from Hasbro and LEGO to Nintendo, Warner Bros. and THQ are on hand displaying new products and conducting competitions and contests. Additionally, over 250 celebrities from hit movies and TV shows like Batman, Star Wars, The Sopranos, X-Men, The Dukes of Hazzard and The Terminator are on hand along with stars from current hit shows like Battlestar Galactica, American Idol, Survivor, Dollhouse, Warehouse 13, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Smallville to speak with fans, conduct seminars and sign autographs. Hundreds of comic book illustrators and vendors are also appearing live, and there will be a Halloween costume contest for participants of all ages.
It is anticipated that tens of thousands of people will attend the three day event, which opens Friday at noon and will run until Sunday at five. There are also a number of after hours VIP events featuring movie screenings, meet and greets, as well as musical performances by Grammy Award Winning artists Naughty By Nature (Friday night) and Taylor Dayne (Saturday night).
WHAT: BIG APPLE COMIC CON
WHEN: October 16-18, 2009, FRI-SAT-SUN
WHERE: PIER 94 MANHATTAN (711 12 th Avenue @ 55th Street)
Tickets are on sale now at www.wizardworld.ticketleap.com/bigapple and by phone at 1-877-402-3751. One day Friday and Sunday tickets are being sold in advance for $25 and 3-day passes are available for $45. Get $5 off with code NYC (online only). Saturday tickets are $30. Kids 10 years old and younger are FREE with a paid adult ticket on Sunday only. For a full guest and vendor list and more information on the event go to www.wizardworld.com.
Friday, October 16: 12 noon – 8 pm
Saturday, October 17: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, October 18: 10 am – 5 pm
About Wizard Entertainment
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Wizard Entertainment publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare, and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Gareb produces Big Apple Comic Con at Pier 94 October 16-18, 2009, Anaheim Comic Con at the Anaheim Convention Center, April 16-18, 2010, Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Philadelphia Convention Center June 11-13, 2010, Chicago Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center, August 12-15, 2010 and Toronto Comic Con, dates TBD.
Disclosure: Big Apple Comic Con is a current advertiser with Convention Scene.
LOS ANGELES – Actor Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner) makes a special appearance for the screening of the documentary short Dig Comics at Los Angeles’ premiere comic book store Meltdown Comics.
Also joining Olmos for a post-screening Q & A will be Miguel Cima, the writer/director/host of Dig Comics along with members of the cast and crew.
Both a love letter to the American art form of comics and a call to arms to increase the dwindling audience, Dig Comics has already won the attention of Edward James Olmos’ company Olmos Productions, which has agreed to produce a long-form full-length Dig Comics. Olmos believes that as a medium, comic books not only increase literacy but also serves as an inspirational learning tool for both students and teachers.
Dig Comics won Best Documentary at the San Diego Comic-Con International: Independent Film Festival, and has been selected for screenings at the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Tucson Film and Music Festival, and the Royal Flush Film Festival in New York City. It also recently screened at the Downtown Film Festival: Los Angeles.
What: Dig Comics screening and discussion panel with Edward James Olmos
Where: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
When: Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7:00 PM
RSVP: Sitting will be limited, you must RSVP to attend. RSVP@meltcomics.com. you plus 1 (one) only.
Official Pix has revealed the guests who will be signing at their booth at Comic-Con International.
- Edward James Olmos
- Michael Hogan
- James Callis
- Zachery Levi
- Adam Baldwin
- Mark Hamill
- Matthew Wood
- Anthony Forrest
- Matt Lanter
- Catherine Taber
- James A Taylor
- Ashley Eckstein
- Dee Bradley Baker
- Tom Kane
All actors and artists are subject to professional appearances. Check the site before traveling for any last minute updates. Check the booth for exact signing times. Special guests charge a fee for their autograph and or photograph opportunity. Inquire at the event for fees.