More Than 270 Creators at Wizard World Philadelphia 2011

Humberto Ramos Spider-Man

Press Release:

More Than 270 Superstar Creators Making Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Their Canvas This Weekend

Ramos, Cheung, Suydam, Sienkiewicz, Horn, Jimenez, Jones, Grell Among 270+ International, National and Local Artists and Writers On Hand Friday Through Sunday At Pennsylvania Convention Center

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, June 15, 2011 – More than 270 comics creators from around the world – and across the City of Brotherly Love – will be taking their talents to Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, Friday through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  From Will Eisner Industry Award winners like Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”) and Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra”) to popular creators Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Hero For Hire”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) to J.G. Jones (“Final Crisis,” “Wanted”).

What makes this gathering especially unique for Comic Con fans is the massive international presence, unmatched by any previous events. These include extremely rare U.S. appearances from greats like Carlos Pacheco (Spain), Mick Oosterveer (Denmark), Humberto Ramos (Mexico), Doug Braithwaite (England), Edgar Delgado “Pato” (Mexico), Francisco Herrera (Mexico) and more.

The creators will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and sketch.  Many Greater Philadelphia-based artists will be in attendance, as well as a total of 13 Eisner Comics winners or nominees, including honorees Franco Aureliani (“Billy Batson And The Magic Of Shazam!,” “Tiny Titans”) and Todd Klein (“Green Lantern,” “New Talent Showcase”).

“This weekend we have gathered Philadelphia Comic Con’s most diverse and talented group of creators ever,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO.  “It’s another example of how Wizard World continues to bring the best and brightest in the comics industry to the fans.”

Among the other popular artists fans will want to meet are Jim Cheung (“Avengers,” “Uncanny X-Men”), Phil Jimenez (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Astonishing X-Men”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”) and Tom Raney (“Avengers Academy,” “Incredible Hulks”).

In all, more than 20 artists who have worked on the “Green Lantern” franchise are scheduled to appear, This Green Lantern Celebration includes such greats as Ethan Van Sciver, Tyler Kirkham and Shane Davis – perfect timing with the feature film releasing in theaters this weekend.  Philadelphia Comic Con programming includes two “Green Lantern” themed panels as well as several “Wizard Art School” sessions featuring top creators and others highlighting various aspects of the industry.

Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, now in its 11th year, will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Among the most popular celebrities scheduled to attend are Bruce Campbell, Adam Baldwin, Bill Goldberg, Pam Grier, Vivica A. Fox, Julie Benz and Billy Dee Williams.

Philadelphia Comic Con is the sixth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour.  Hours are Friday, noon – 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/philadelphia.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door.  Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); three-day weekend tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult).  VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become a Philadelphia Comic Con Fan on Facebook.

***** SAVE THE 2011/12 DATES *****
June 17-19 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 11-14 – Chicago Comic Con
September 17-18  – New England Comic Con
September 24-25 – Los Angeles Comic Con
October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
October 28-30 – Central Canada Comic Con (C4)
November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 23-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
April 27-29, 2012 – Anaheim Comic Con
December 8-9, 2012 – Miami Comic Con

Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2011 Programming Announced

Wizard World Philadelphia Programming featuring Bruce Campbell, Julie Benz

Press Release:

‘Green Lantern’ Panels, Bruce Campbell, Billy Dee Williams, ‘Batman’ Q&As, ‘Kids’ Day,’ ‘Buffyfests’ Highlight Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Programming

Julie Benz, Adam Baldwin, Margot Kidder Q&A’s, Evening ‘Zombie Beach Party,’ ‘Terminator’ Panel, ‘Wizard School,’ and Costume Contests Also On Tap For June 17-19 at Pennsylvania Convention Center

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, June 2, 2011 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con today announced its diverse programming schedule, featuring unique celebrity Q&A’s, music, film screenings and discussions, artist schools, contests and more for the event, set for Friday through Sunday, June 17-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Some of the highlights include:

  • “Buffyfests” with “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” stars Nicholas Brendon, Kelly Donovan, Mercedes McNab and Clare Kramer
  • “Green Lantern” franchise discussions with featured creators like Ethan Van Sciver, Carlos Pacheco, Shane Davies, Todd Klein and others
  • Rare Q&A sessions with Margot Kidder (“Lois Lane” from the SUPERMAN movies), Julie Benz (“Dexter,” “No Ordinary Family), Bruce Campbell (“Burn Notice,” ARMY OF DARKNESS), and Adam Baldwin (SERENITY, “Firefly”)
  • “Stargate Universe” Q&A with the beautiful tandem of Alaina Huffman and Julia Benson
  • “Kids’ Day” program with face painting, balloons, other fun activities specially designed for children
  • Popular panels with Billy Dee Williams and the “Dynamic Duo,” Adam West and Burt Ward of “Batman” fame
  • Sessions featuring stars of other huge multiplatform franchises such as STAR WARS (Jake Lloyd, Peter Mayhew, Daniel Logan), TERMINATOR (Michael Biehn, Kristanna Loken), “The Incredible Hulk” (Lou Ferrigno) and “The Walking Dead” (Chandler Riggs, Iron E. Singleton, Addy Miller)
  • Wizard Art School and Q&A’s featuring leading creators like Bill Sienkiewicz, Greg Horn, Humberto Ramos, Mike Grell, Francisco Herrera and others
  • The popular adult costume contest and fun kids costume contest with great prizes

Unless noted, Philadelphia Comic Con programming will take place in the designated panel rooms at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and is included with admission to the event.  Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels.  The full schedule is below:

Friday

2:00-2:30PM
Lou Ferrigno Q&A
Have your questions ready for the original Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, or risk getting crushed. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. (Room B)

2:30-3:00PM
Margot Kidder Q&A
With a career spanning over forty years, and with countless roles on both the big and small screens, acting veteran Margot Kidder (Superman; Sisters; “Smallville”) makes a rare appearance at Philadelphia Comic Con to share her secrets to longevity in Hollywood. (Room B)

3:00-3:45PM
Exposed: The Secrets Of Professional Wrestling
Ted DiBiase, Virgil and Dawn Marie give fans the low down on what’s real and what’s not in the world of professional wrestling. (Room B)

4:00-4:45PM
Independent Filmmaking With Dan Fogler
Hollywood actor Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury; Fanboys; Kung Fu Panda) and his producing partner Thomas Sullivan will discuss making films outside of the mainstream Hollywood system, as well as the difficulties and freedoms of producing independent works. (Room B)

5:00-5:45PM
Claudia Christian Q&A
“Babylon 5” beauty Claudia Christian shares the secrets to her multi-faceted success, and previews a sneak peek of her new Showtime series “Look.” (Room A)

6:00-6:45PM
Terminator Panel With Michael Biehn And Kristanna Loken
Michael Biehn (Terminator) and Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) team up to talk about their respective roles as Sgt. Kyle Reese and T-X in the blockbuster movie trilogy. (Room A)

Jonathan Tiersten Performance
Actor and musician Jonathan Tiersten -from the 80′s classic Horror film Sleepaway Camp, and his latest movie The Perfect House – will be performing his latest CD called We’ll See, which is featured in the film The Perfect House. Q&A will follow. (Room A)

Saturday

11:00-11:45AM
Buffyfest Q&A With Nicholas Brendon And Kelly Donovan
“Buffy The Vampire Slayer” star Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris) sits down with his on and off-screen twin brother Kelly Donovan to take fan questions about life during and after the pop culture phenomenon. (Room A)

Digital Comics and the New Publishing Model (Room B)
Borders is failing and Comixology is trending. What does this mean for the future of comics? Get advice on formatting, marketing, publishing and more from creators who’ve successfully made the crossover from web to print. (Room B)

12:00-12:45 PM
Star Wars Q&A With Jake Lloyd, Peter Mayhew And Daniel Logan
The stars behind Anakin Skywalker, Chewbacca and Boba Fett take fan questions and discuss their thoughts on the evolution of one of the highest grossing film franchises in history. (Room A)

Mike Grell Q&A
The legendary comic icon behind classic Legion of Super-Heroes Tales and Warlord talks about his tips of the trade and shares his secrets from making it in comics. (Room B)

1:00-1:45PM
Billy Dee Williams Q&A
“Lando” lands at Philadelphia Comic Con! Don’t miss it as the coolest man in STAR WARS history sits down to take fan questions. (Room A)

Breaking Into Comics With Humberto Ramos, Francisco Herrera And Edgar Segura
Fan favorites Humberto Ramos (Wonder Woman; Astonishing X-Men), Francisco Herrera and Edgar Segura (Superman/Batman) team up to give out their tips on refining your art, pitching to publishers, and any other sound advice they can think of about working in comics. (Room B)

Smurfology 101
This year “The Smurfs” animated series will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a new feature film to be released later this summer. The loveable blue gnomes are preparing to Smurf their way into the pop culture landscape yet again! Follow the world’s leading Smurfologist Matt Murray as he traces the Smurfs roots from character concepts for an unproduced Belgian short film, to global TV superstars and beyond. Includes special glimpses from Murray’s upcoming book The World of Smurfs, due from Abrams Image in August. (Room C)

2:00-2:45PM
Boondock Saints Q&A With Norman Reedus And Sean Patrick Flanery
The pair known as Murphy and Connor MacManus in The Boondock Saints I and II reteam for a special Q&A session where they will share the details behind the movies, their careers, and everything you never got to see onscreen. (Room A)

Green Lantern Panel Part I
Some of the minds behind Green Lantern team up to discuss the writing and sketching processes behind one of comics’ most popular series. Featuring artists Ethan Van Sciver, Carlos Pachecho, Prentis Rollins and writer Tony Bedard. (Room B)

3:00-3:45PM
Julie Benz Q&A
As a star of hit shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Dexter” and “No Ordinary Family,” Benz talks to fans about her extensive career, ups and downs in the industry and her thoughts on the new generation of sci-fi and fantasy on television. (Room A)

Digital Art School W/ Greg Horn
Superstar Marvel and DC artist Greg Horn (Blackest Night covers) leads a discussion on digital art and
takes you through his creative process. (Room B)

4:00-4:45PM
Batman And Robin Q&A With Adam West And Burt Ward
The original ’60s Dynamic Duo reteams for this one-of-a-kind Q&A, where Batman and Robin drop their masks and talk about their lady co-stars, the villains they faced and the wild nights after the show! (Room A)

Wizard Art School With Bill Sienkiewicz
Join Eisner Award winning artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Batman: The Widening Gyre covers), as he gives an insiders’ look at his art processes, and gives advice on his personal do’s and don’ts of the trade to new creators interested in sequential storytelling. (Room B)

5:00-5:45PM
Bruce Campbell Q&A
Best known for his roles on the big screen in cult classics such as Army of Darkness and Evil Dead, or as Sam Axe in the hit television show “Burn Notice,” Bruce Campbell has proven to be a force to be reckoned with both on-screen and behind-the-scenes as an actor, director and author. Don’t miss an opportunity to ask him questions when he makes a rare appearance at Philadelphia Comic Con. (Room A)

6:00-8:00PM
Costume Contest
Get your best costume together and come on down to Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic Con costume contest for fun prizes and some of the craziest outfits you’ll see this weekend. (Room A)

7:00-9:00PM
SPECIAL FILM SCREENING – TBD (Room C)

8:00-9:00PM
Official Wizard World Zombie Beach Party
After the show, the party continues at The Zombie Beach Party! Professional makeup artists will transform you into a zombie for the night ($10 face painting fee), then let loose and party with DJ Kiltboy and Dave Ghoul. The Slotcars and The Sharkskins will also take the stage, and don’t miss out on the prizes for the most creative zombies of the night. Wizard World Comic Con attendees are free with wristband; guest tickets are $10. (Trocadero Theatre – 1003 Arch Street )

Sunday

Free Felix The Cat Prints
Visit Don Oriolo -CEO of Felix the Cat Productions- to pick up your free autographed Felix the Cat print. (Booth TBD)

11:00-11:45AM
Buffyfest Q&A With Mercedes McNab And Clare Kramer
Join the ladies known as Harmony and Glory on the hit TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” as they discuss their days on the show and dish about what went on behind-the-scenes of the show that just won’t die. (Room A)

12:00-12:45pm
Walking Dead Q&A With Chandler Riggs, Iron E. Singleton And Addy Miller
AMC’s ambitious horror series based on Robert Kirkman’s ultra-hot zombie series from Image, now comes to life from director Frank Darabont (“The Green Mile”)! Check out this amazing preview of behind-the-scenes footage and extended clips along with a Q&A with some of the show’s stars. (Room A)

Green Lantern Panel Part II
Green Lantern artists Shane Davis and Tyler Kirkham and writer Todd Klein continue the Green Lantern discussion in part II of the series, sharing the storytelling processes behind some of your favorite comic minds. (Room B)

1:00-1:45pm
Stargate Universe Q&A With Alaina Huffman And Julia Benson (Room A)
Alaina Huffman and Julia Benson take to the stage to spill on their days as the leading ladies Tamara Johansen and Vanessa James from the wildly popular sci-fi series “Stargate Universe.” (Room A)

Kids’ Day Program – TBD (Room B)

2:00-3:00PM
Adam Baldwin Q&A
With roles on sci-fi classics such as Serenity, “Firefly,” “The X-Files” and “Angel,” Adam Baldwin’s extensive résumé speaks for itself. Don’t miss his Wizard World Comic Con debut, where he will sit down to answer fan questions and share his favorite moments from the shows we’ve all come to love. (Room A)

Kids’ Costume Contest
Bring kids 10 and under for this special event with fun prizes just for families and the youngsters. (Room B)

3:00-3:45PM
Sound Of Musical Interlude With Ethan Van Sciver
The halls are alive with the sound of…“music.” Ethan Van Sciver (Flash: Rebirth) invites you to spend the hour trapped in a small room discussing cannibalism, Wolverine, deviancy and all manner of filth and disease through the art of song. Not since Liberace has anyone tickled the ivories with such aplomb. Well, Richard Marx was good… but Ethan is good too! Come and see! (Room B)

Philadelphia Comic Con is the sixth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour.  Hours are Friday, June 17, noon – 8 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/philadelphia.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door.  Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); three-day weekend tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult).  VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become a Philadelphia Comic Con Fan on Facebook.

***** SAVE THE 2011/12 DATES *****
June 17-19 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 11-14 – Chicago Comic Con
September 17-18  – New England Comic Con
September 24-25 – Los Angeles Comic Con
October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
October 28-30 – Central Canada Comic Con (C4)
November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 23-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
April 27-29, 2012 – Anaheim Comic Con
December 8-9, 2012 – Miami Comic Con

 

Spooky Empire Brings MAY-HEM to Orlando Florida

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Spooky Empire's May-Hem

Press Release:

SPOOKY EMPIRE BRINGS MAY-HEM TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Orlando, FL – Spooky Empire wanted to get the party started early in 2011. So they have put together one hell of a second show, coming in May of 2011. They are ready to rock the doors off the Wyndham Orlando Resort with sickest guest lineup on the convention scene so far! This event, appropriately called Spooky Empire’s May-Hem, makes its home at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on May 27-29, 2011. Spooky Empire is fast becoming one of the most popular horror event companies in the U.S. with fans coming from all over the world to attend. Last years October show was monstrous, with the most fans in attendance so far. So make your Memorial Day weekend plans now and come on out!

Their amazing guest line up includes a 30th Anniversary Reunion of The Evil Dead! Including horror icon Bruce Campbell, best known for his roles in The Evil Dead films, Army of Darkness, Xena, Bubba Ho-Tep, My Name is Bruce, and his newest project, Burn Notice, the #1 rated series on cable. Bruce will be joined by The Ladies of the Evil Dead; Betsy Baker, Ellen Sandweiss, and Sarah York, as well as Ted Raimi, Hal Delrich, and Special FX artist Tom Sullivan. From the Army of Darkness film, Timothy Quill will be appearing and from Evil Dead II, Danny Hicks.

That’s not the only cast lineup at May-Hem. For all of you Boondock Saints fans, come out and meet the stars, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Della Rocco. Sean Patrick Flanery is known for many other films and television projects including Powder, The Young Indiana Jones, The Dead Zone and Saw 3D. Norman Reedus is most currently starring in the AMC series, The Walking Dead.

Joining Norman Reedus “Daryl Dixon” for a Walking Dead cast gathering will be Jon Bernthal “Shane Walsh”, Chandler Riggs “Carl Grimes”, Keisha Tillis “Morgan’s Wife”, Addy Miller “Little Girl Walker”, and Melissa Cowan “Bicycle Zombie”.

Added to this already incredible lineup is Alex Winter best known for his part in The Lost Boys and even better as “Bill S. Preston, Esq.” in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Cult Fiction icon Bob Wall from legendary Bruce Lee films including “Enter the Dragon” will be making a rare convention appearance as well as the beautiful Diora Baird, one of Maxim’s Hot 100 of 2007 and 2008. She has starred in films such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and Night of the Demons. Michael Kenworthy “Jesse Wilson” in Return of the Living Dead:II” will be in attendance as well as Erin Grey of Buck Rogers fame, as well as Jason Goes to Hell and of course Silver Spoons.

Last but certainly not least, the most recent and most exciting addition to May-Hem, Anthony Michael Hall. His long list of unforgettable projects spans 3 decades! Including The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Johnny Be Good, National Lampoons Vacation, Edward Scissorhands, the television series The Dead Zone, and the list goes on. Hall is making a rare appearance at May-Hem and will be in attendance all three days of the event! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet him!

How can there be a Spooky Empire event without the life of the party, Bill Hinzman, the original Zombie. Bill will be hosting the Friday night kickoff event, The Dead Man’s Party, by the pool. Some of the events taking place Friday night will be bands, DJ’s, and a most original Zombie Costume Contest with $500 in cash prizes! The weekend will also be packed full of panels and Q&A’s hosted by the many Celebrity Guests in attendance.

Advance tickets for this ultimate event are available now! $50 gets you in for the whole weekend, that’s all three days of May-Hem! One day passes are just $30 and $35. VIP packages for $199 are still available but going fast. Visit the website www.spookyempire.com.

The Wyndham has extended an amazing rate of $59 a night to attendees if you mention “Spooky Empire” when you call for reservations. Make sure you reserve your rooms early, at this great rate they won’t last! 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. You can also find and keep up with Spooky Empire on social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.

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

SDCC 2010 Thursday Program Schedule Now Online

How does this partial list of guests for the first day grab you?

Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, J. Michael Straczynski, Danny Elfman, Rick Riordan, Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Bruce Boxleitner, Patton Oswalt, Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, The Miz, Brian Michael Bendis, Charlaine Harris, Bruce Campbell, Michelle Rodriguez, Aaron Eckhart, Todd McFarlane, Geoff Johns, Bruce Willis, Warren Ellis, Helen Mirren, Mike Mignola, J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Robert Kirkman, Michael C. Hall, David Duchovny, Sylvester Stallone, Steve “Stone Cold” Austin, Michael Cera, Michael Elizabeth Winstead, and Penn & Teller.

Oh, and the panel announcement everyone’s been waiting for:

3:30-4:30 Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries— A discussion with geek gods J. J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) on the future of pop culture. EW presents an in-depth conversation with these two creative geniuses about how technology, gaming, and global culture are reshaping how we tell and consume stories on television, film and the web. Plus: Is the superhero movie waning, or is it on the cusp of reinvention? And what do they think the pop culture universe will look like a decade from now? Moderated by Jeff “Doc” Jensen. Hall H

Follow the link to see the whole schedule.

Wizard Releases Philadelphia Comic Con 2010 Programming Schedule

Via Wizard World:

SPECIAL SIGNINGS

Special signings will be taking place at the Wizard Booth. There is no additional charge for Special Signings. Special Signings are open to any Philadelphia Comic Con attendee.

Special Signing times and Signatory Guests are subject to change.

Wizard Entertainment and Philadelphia Comic Con reserve the right to limit the number of autographs per attendee, cap the line at any time, and not allow sketches to be done by our Guests as needed.

FRIDAY
3pm – 3:45pm – Ethan Van Sciver
4pm – 4:45pm – J.G. Jones
5pm – 5:45pm – Khoi Pham

SATURDAY
12pm – 12:45pm – Joe Madureira

SUNDAY
11pm – 11:45pm – Joe Madureira
12pm – 12:45pm – Greg Horn
1pm – 1:45pm – Tom Raney

BRUCE CAMPBELL SIGNING

Bruce Campbell will be holding his signing at Booth 103. We will have a special line for Bruce Campbell VIP Ticket Holders.
Wizard Entertainment and Philadelphia Comic Con reserve the right to limit the number of autographs per attendee, and cap the line at any time.

SATURDAY
3pm – 6pm – Bruce Campbell

PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON PANELS FRIDAY

Room 201B
2pm – 2:45pm
TRAILER PARK
Come watch trailers to upcoming movies with Wizard’s own Mike Cotton as he and his cohorts comment on them!

Room 201B
3pm – 3:45pm
WIZARD SCHOOL w/GREG HORN

Room 201B
4pm – 5pm
THE BIG TOY INDUSTRY PANEL
Come see what’s coming soon from the top toy makers!

Room 201B
5pm – 6pm
THE TOYFARE AWARDS
It’s that time of year again! Time to see who’s taking home the prize!

SATURDAY

Room 201B
12pm – 12:45pm
JAMES MARSTERS Q&A
James Marsters talks about his career on Buffy, Angel, Smallville, Torchwood and now Caprica! Don’t miss this!

Room 201B
1pm – 1:45pm
TBS SCREENING OF NEIGHBORS FROM HELL
Episode – Country Club Hell
Looking for a bonding moment with his boss Killbride, Balthazor scores himself a golf outing at his boss’ elite country club. His family accompanies him and struggle to fit in with the humans whose bad behavior both thrills and bewilders the Hellmans.
You can also add that exclusive freebies will be given out to everyone attending the screening.

Room 204B
1pm – 1:45pm
STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE 9 Q&A
Avery Brooks and Cirroc Lofton talk about being Father and Son in SPACE!!

Room 201B
2pm – 2:45pm
BRUCE CAMPBELL Q&A
Have a seat and listen to tales from Bruce! Ask questions, become enlightened! Premiere seating available for our Bruce Campbell VIP Ticket Holders!

Room 201B
3pm – 3:45pm
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Q&A
Have a seat and hear stories from the set from Brent Spiner and John DeLancie!

Room 204B
3pm – 3:45pm
WRITING COMICS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN w/ ZENESCOPE’S RAVEN GREGORY
Come join Zenescope’s own Raven Gregory (writer of the Wonderland Trilogy, The Waking, The Gift) as he offers tips to young writers trying to break into the comic business from independent publishing, pitching to publishers, promoting your material, finding a creative team, the beast that is hollywood, and becoming a multi-millonaire creative genius…well maybe not that last one but all the rest will be discussed in earnest fashion by one of the hottest up and coming writers in the business today. A MUST panel for all hopeful writers and fans of the Wonderland scribe.

Room 201B
4pm – 4:45pm
WIZARD SCHOOL w/ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Room 204B
4pm – 4:45pm
CLARE KRAMER Q&A

Room 201B
5pm – 5:45pm
ADAM WEST Q&A
Meet Mayor West!

Room 204B
5:30pm – 6:30pm
PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON COSTUME CONTEST
Open to all ages! Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

SUNDAY

Room 204B
11am – 11:45am
SABER ACADEMY
Join members of The NY Jedi and The New Jedi Order and learn what it takes to handle this iconic weapon of SCi-Fi Fandom! Watch their live, saber stage-combat demos and participate in the Q&A session.

Room 201B
12pm – 12:45pm
WIZARD SCHOOL w/J.G. JONES

Room 201B
1pm – 1:45pm
PATRICK STEWART Q&A
Don’t miss your chance to hear Professor X/Captain Picard talk about his amazing career!

Room 204B
1pm – 1:45pm
PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON CHARITY AUCTION
All sorts of awesomeness from original art, to signed photos to toys and DVDs and everything in between! Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

Room 201B
2pm – 5pm
HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

Room 204B
2:30pm – 3:30pm
PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Open to kids age 10 and under! Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON NIGHT PROGRAMMINGFRIDAY:

100% COTTON w/MIKE COTTON AND ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

ZOMBIE BEACH PARTY
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

SATURDAY:

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT’S 5TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION/WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON MASQUERADE BALL
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

KAIJU BIG BATTEL
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

Wizard World Philadelphia Returns This June 2010

Press Release:

Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic Con Returns To Philadelphia Convention Center For 10th Anniversary Celebration, June 11-13, 2010

William Shatner, Adam West, Bruce Campbell, James Marsters, Tia Carrere Among Celebrity Guests; Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors and More than 150 Pop Culture Icons to Attend

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2010 — Philadelphia Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture touring expo, will return to the “City of Brotherly Love” for the 10th straight year with a three-day run at Philadelphia Convention Center, Friday through Sunday, June 11-13, 2010. Philadelphia Comic Con will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and more than 150 celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, anime, manga, horror, sports, original art, collectibles, contests, movie screenings, and more.

Among the scheduled celebrity guests at Philadelphia Comic Con are William Shatner (“Star Trek”), Adam West (“Batman,” “Family Guy,”) Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Army of Darkness”), James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica,” “Smallville”), Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; “Relic Hunter”), Clare Kramer (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Bring it On”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”), Scott Porter (“Caprica,” “Friday Night Lights”), Adrianne Curry (“America’s Next Top Model,” “My Fair Brady”), Christopher Knight (“The Brady Bunch,” “My Fair Brady”), Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects, Bio-Dome), Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, The Frighteners) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters).

“I’m looking forward to meeting up with my fans at the 10th Annual Philadelphia Comic Con,” said Marsters. “I think my fans are some of the coolest people I’ve met and I am excited to discuss and celebrate the characters I’ve played with all of them.”

Fans can also meet their favorite comic artists, including Joe Madureira (“Darksiders,” “Uncanny X-Men,” “Battle Chasers”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman”), J.G. Jones (“Final Crisis,” “Wanted,” “Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia”), Michael Golden (“Wolverine: First Class,” “New Exiles”), Mark Texeira (“Moon Knight,” “Ghost Rider”), and Herb Trimpe (“Hulk,” “Iron Man”) and many other local and national artists.

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in daily costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits by trend-setting brands such as Ford (displaying a new vehicle), THQ (showing a video game) and TBS (screening a new television program); shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 400 dealer booths; and experience the show’s Horror Pavilion dedicated to writers, artists, musicians, and actors well known in that genre.

Sanctioned Tabletop Gaming Tournaments for Warhammer & Warhammer 40k and Trading Card Gaming Tournaments for YuGiOh, Pokemon, World of Warcraft & Magic the Gathering will take place throughout the weekend offering casual and competitive players the opportunity to win valuable prizes and increase their rankings. Additionally, event- goers are invited to bring their own short films to the expo, and enter the NYC Horror Film Festival’s Killer Short Sudden Death Competition. Winners will be inducted into the NYC Horror Film Festival program later this year.

Philadelphia Comic Con is the third stop on Wizard’s nine-city 2010 North American tour. Doors open Fri., June 11 from noon – 8 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and hours on Sunday are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (all times Eastern). Tickets are available in advance by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at www.wizardworld.ticketleap.com/philadelphia at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Adult single-day tickets are $25; three-day tickets are $45, and tickets are free for children age ten and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). Discount are available for students and faculty with identification.

Fan Expo Canada Announces Full Celebrity Guest List

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Fan-demonium to Reach an All-Time High at 15th Annual Fan Expo Canada 2009


Leonard Nimoy, Linda Hamilton, Lou Ferrigno, and Bruce Campbell among the star-studded line-up at this year’s event

July 9, 2009, Toronto, ON – Expect to see a surge of Vulcans, Storm Troopers, Zombies, Dragonballers and other strange and wonderful characters across the city as Toronto hosts the largest combined gaming, horror, comic, science fiction and anime event in the country. The 15th annual Fan Expo Canada takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building on August 28-30, 2009.

Owned and operated by Hobby Star Marketing, Fan Expo Canada offers fans of every genre the chance to meet their favourite celebrities and pop culture heroes at autograph and photo sessions; participate in informational workshops with industry experts offering advice, tips and portfolio reviews; and shop for exclusive Fan Expo offers, collectables and memorabilia from more than 600 vendors.

“By offering unique experiences and opportunities to interact with icons, industry leaders, and other enthusiastic fans, Fan Expo delivers a signature event in Canada that satisfies fans’ cravings like no other,” says Aman Gupta, President of Hobby Star Marketing. “For the past 15 years Fan Expo Canada has been the only event to bring this level of fandom to Toronto and Fan Expo Canada 2009 will bring even more to visitors than ever before with incredible limited edition offers, the widest range of industry merchandise available, and appearances by genre demi-gods.”

Hobby Star Marketing Inc. was founded in 1992 and has quickly become one of Canada’s premiere sports and entertainment marketing companies. Since its inception, Hobby Star Marketing has secured a niche in the industry by specializing in professional sport and entertainment celebrity placement at a variety of venues and events.

SPECIAL CELEBRITY GUESTS:

SFX Science Fiction Expo, in association with SPACE – the official National Cable Broadcast Sponsor, guest list:

  • LEONARD NIMOY – The legendary Mr. Spock of Star Trek
  • LINDA HAMILTON – Sarah Connor celebrating the 25th Anniversary of The Terminator
  • BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – Lando Calrissian of the Star Wars feature films
  • BEAU BRIDGES – Major General Hank Landry of Stargate SG-1
  • THOMAS DEKKER – John Connor of Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • MARY MCDONNELL – President Laura Roslin of Battlestar Galactica
  • JAMES KYSON LEE – Ando of Heroes
  • AVERY BROOKS – Captain Benjamin Sisko of Star Trek Deep Space Nine
  • WALTER KOENIG – Pavel Chekov of Star Trek
  • ROBERT DUNCAN MCNEILL – Tom Paris of Star Trek Voyager
  • LOU FERRIGNO – The Incredible Hulk
  • DAVE THOMAS – Doug of Bob and Doug McKenzie brothers
  • LARRY THOMAS – Seinfeld’s “Soup Nazi”
  • TONY CURTIS – Legendary actor and Hollywood Icon

The Comic Book Expo guest list:

  • JOE QUESADA – Editor In Chief Marvel Comics
  • DAN DIDIO – Senior VP DC Comics
  • CHRIS BACHALO – Legendary Artist
  • MIKE DEODATO JR.- Artist Dark Avengers
  • ETHAN VAN SCIVER – Artist of Flash Rebirth
  • J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI – Award winning writer
  • STEVE MCNIVEN – Artist of Wolverine
  • IVAN REIS – Artist of Green Lantern & The Blackest Night – Rare appearance!
  • TERRY DODSON – Artist of Uncanny X-Men
  • DAVID FINCH – Artist of Ultimatum
  • OLIVIER COIPEL – Artist of Thor
  • MATT FRACTION – Writer of Uncanny X-Men and Invincible Ironman
  • MARKO DJURDJEVIC – Acclaimed Marvel Cover Artist & Thor
  • LEN WEIN – Legendary Creator of Wolverine & Swamp Thing
  • DARWYN COOKE – Artist of DC The New Frontier
  • DALE EAGLESHAM – Artist of upcoming Fantastic Four
  • BILL SIENKIEWICZ – Legendary Artist
  • STUART IMMONNEN – Artist of New Avengers
  • GEORGES JEANTY – Artist of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • RICHARD ISANOVE – Artist of Stephen King’s Dark Tower
  • MIKE CHOI – Artist of X-Force
  • DOUG SNEYD – Legendary Playboy Cartoonist

The Festival of Fear Horror Expo, sponsored by Rue Morgue Magazine, guest list:

  • BRUCE CAMPBELL – Legendary Film Actor
  • ROGER CORMAN – Legendary Director
  • UDO KEIR – Acclaimed Actor
  • BARBARA STEELE – Emmy Award-Winning Actress
  • TOM SAVINI – FX Master and Actor
  • ROBERT HALL – Award winning make up artist
  • JAMES DUVAL – Acclaimed Horror Film Actor
  • MAX BROOKS – Author Of The Zombie Survival Guide
  • ART HINDLE – Acclaimed actor
  • KELLEY ARMSTRONG – Best Selling Horror Author
  • JACK KETCHUM – Best Selling Horror Author
  • LLOYD KAUFMAN – Producer – Toxic Avenger

The CNAnime Expo celebrity guest list:

  • SCOTT MCNEIL – voice star of Mobile Suit Gundam, Dragonball Z
  • CRISPIN FREEMAN – voice star of Naruto, Eureka Seven, Ghost In the Shell
  • BRAD SWAILE – voice star of Death Note, Mobile Suit Gundam
  • AARON DISMUKE – voice star of Fullmetal Alchemist, Trinity Blood
  • COLLEEN CLINKENBEARD – voice star of Fullmetal Alchemist, Trinity Blood
  • MONICA RIAL – voice star of Kiddy Grade, Noir, Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE
  • BRINA PALENCIA – voice star of Claymore, Romeo A Juliet
  • DEREK STEPHEN PRINCE – voice star of Bleach, Digimon

The GX – Gaming Expo, sponsored by Zellers & G4 Tech TV, celebrity guest list:

  • STEVE DOWNES – Voice of Master Chief in the HALO video game series
  • VICTOR LUCAS – Creator / Producer / Host of Electric Playground
  • ED GREENWOOD – Creator / Author of Forgotten Realms
  • JESS HARTLEY – Editor / Developer of White Wolf Publishing
  • PIETER VAN HIEL – Role playing game Author of Sanguine Productions
  • JONATHAN LAVALLEE – President of Firestorm Ink gaming publisher
  • C.A. SULEIMAN – Director of Development CM Publishing
  • MALCOLM SHEPPARD – Role playing game Author of White Wolf

Gaming fans will have the opportunity to take part in dozens of official tournaments, play new games, win prizes, meet with industry experts, attend seminars and view upcoming products.

Additional Highlights:

  • Canada’s largest Masquerade Costume Contest on Saturday, Aug. 29
  • Industry Professional workshops for the public
  • Millions of dollars of collectibles and memorabilia for sale
  • Celebrity Q&A’s plus autograph and photo opportunities
  • More than 600 commercial exhibitors and retailers offering a full range of pop culture and entertainment themed merchandise including comic books, toys, collectibles, games, videos, and more!
  • Tons of costumed characters from your favourite TV shows & movies
  • Introducing a reusable shopping tote, made from 100% recycled materials and designed specifically for fans to take their goodies home
  • Exclusive show merchandise including:
    • MEGAN FOX photo cover variant for issue one TRANSFORMERS: TALES OF THE FALLEN comic book – Limited to only 1000 copies
    • STAR TREK: NERO comic, issue number one, “Spock Variant” edition – Limited to 1000 copies
    • ULTIMATE AVENGERS comic #1, “Sketch cover variant” edition (Limited to 1500 copies)
    • GREEN LANTERN: BLACKEST NIGHT Art Lithograph (Limited to 1500 copies) free and only available when you purchase a Fan Expo Premium Package

Stay tuned to www.fanexpocanada.com for more additions to this exciting line-up…

SHOW DETAILS:

WHEN: AUGUST 28 – 30, 2009

Friday, August 28th 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 29th 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 30th 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building

222 Bremner Blvd. Toronto, Ontario

TICKETS: Basic Adult Day Pass $25.00

Kids under 12 years old are FREE when accompanied by an adult

See website for further details

SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS: Some celebrity presentations are specially ticketed events – for dates, times and prices, please call Ticketmaster (416) 872-7777 or visit www.fanexpocanada.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT www.fanexpocanada.com

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Florida Supercon Announces Final Guest List

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FINAL GUEST LIST ANNOUNCED FOR FLORIDA SUPERCON: JUNE 5-7, 2009

Florida Supercon returns in 2009! Now in it’s 4th year, FSC once again moves into a larger venue as the three day festival continues to grow. This year’s event will take place June 5, 6 & 7, 2009 at the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center in Miami, FL. The three day festival will take place in the convention center’s west hall (50,000 sq. feet) and the convention centers entire second floor (over 35,000 sq. feet) making this the largest genre event to ever hit South Florida. The show will include celebrity guests, artists, writers, vendors, industry guests, Q&A’s, parties, comic books, costume contests, anime programming, manga, cosplay, workshops, panels, cosplay photo shoots, dance parties, console gaming, LAN gaming, tabletop gaming, collectible card gaming, tournaments and more!

For more information, go to: www.floridasupercon.com

Bruce Campbell: Legendary Actor, Writer, Director and Producer. Bruce is best known for his starring role as Ash in the Evil Dead trilogy (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness). He currently stars as Sam Axe in Burn Notice. Bruce has an array of impressive credits which include: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., My Name is Bruce, Bubba Ho-Tep, Sky High, Jack of All Trades, Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Movie, Man with the Screaming Brain and Congo. In addition to his film career, Campbell is an accomplished writer, including authoring an autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor and a comical novel entitled Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way.

Ted Raimi: Ted Raimi is best known to his fans for his roles as Joxer the Mighty in XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS and his roles in EVIL DEAD, ARMY OF DARKNESS, SEAQUEST DSV, CANDYMAN, the SPIDER-MAN trilogy, THE GRUDGE and MY NAME IS BRUCE.

Chris Claremont: Legendary Comic Book writer, Chris Claremont was the voice of the X-Men for 17 years (1974 – 1991). He returns to the X-Men this month, with X-Men Forever to finish the stories he left unfinished 18 years ago. He is also known as the creator of Excalibur and The New Mutants.

Doug Mahnke: Doug is the current artist on Green Lantern for DC Comics. In addition, he’s the co-creator of The Mask and his other credits include: Final Crisis, JLA, Batman, Final Crisis: Requiem, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond, Action Comics, Nightwing and more!

Tony Moore: Tony is the co-creator of The Walking Dead and most recently has been the artist of Fear Agent, The Amory Wars, The Exterminators, Ghost Rider and The Punisher.

Edi Gathegi: Edi is known for his roles as Laurent in the TWILIGHT film series, Dr. Jeffrey Cole (Big Love) in the television series HOUSE and Cheese in the 2007 film GONE BABY GONE.

Stanislav Ianevski: Stanislav is best known as Viktor Krum in the HARRY POTTER series of films and Miroslav in HOSTEL 2.

Dana Snyder: Dana is the star of AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE (Master Shake), CHOWDER (Gazpacho), SQUIDBILLIES (Granny), THE VENTURE BROTHERS (The Alchemist), MINORITEAM, SEALAB 2021 & more!

Dick Giordano:When one mentions the legends that have shaped the history of the comics industry, rest assured that high on that list will be the name of Dick Giordano. Since 1951, Dick Giordano has worked his pencil and ink magic for a variety of publishers including Charlton Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dell, American Comics, Valiant, Treasure Chest and Junior Life. In addition to his considerable freelance contributions, Giordano acted as Editor-In-Chief for Charlton Comics, during which he oversaw the creation of their most memorable characters including such classics as The Blue Beetle and Captain Atom. As Executive Editorial Director of DC Comics, Dick was the guiding force behind such award-winning series as Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN, Frank Miller’s DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and many, many more revolutionary concepts. His creative vision at DC Comics resulted in raising the bar for creativity throughout the entire comics industry. In recent years, Dick Giordano, along with creative partners Bob Layton and David Michelinie, formed FUTURE ENTERTAINMENT, a multi-media company.

Patrick Rothfuss: New York Times Best Selling Author Patrick Rothfuss is the writer of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. Mr. Rothfuss was the recipient of the 2007 “Quill Award”, the 2007 Best Book of the Year – FantasyLiterature.net, Publisher Weekly’s 2007 Best Book of the Year (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror).

Daniel Logan: Daniel is best known for his role as “Young” Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Richard LeParmentier: Richard is known the world over as Admiral Motti in the original STAR WARS. He was the admiral choked by Darth Vader. His other credits include: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, SUPERMAN 2, REDS & ROLLERBALL

Michele Knotz: Anime Voice Acting Star, Michele Knotz is the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie, Misty, May, and Nurse Joy in Pokémon. Michele is also one of the stars of Smash Bros. Brawl and Shootfighter Tekken.

Bill Rogers: Anime voice acting star, Bill Rogers is the voice of Brock in Pokémon, Touma Seguchi in Gravitation, Yamamoto in Boogiepop Phantom, Tanaka Souihiro in Genshiken, Kevin in The Third and Bonsly, Lucario & Weavile in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Allen Bellman: Golden Age Comic Book Legend. Artist of Captain America, The Patriot, Let’s Play Detective, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner and more! Mr. Bellman was the recipient of the 2007 San Diego Comic Con Inkpot Award.

Dennis Calero: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: X-Men: Noir, X-Factor, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, Sliders, Magic: The Gathering, Fallen Angel, Supergirl and Countdown to Final Crisis.

Tony Bedard: Superstar Comic Book Writer. Tony is the current writer of DC Comic’s R.E.B.E.L.S. His other credits include: Birds of Prey, Exiles, Countdown, Supergirl, Uncanny X-Men, Outsiders, Supergirl & The Legion of Superheroes, Batman: Confidential, Mystic, DCU: Brave New World, Negation, JSA: Classified, Black Canary, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Rogue and Magnus Robot Fighter.

Mitch Breitweiser: Mitch is the artist of the recent Sub-Mariner 70th anniversary special, Captain America: The Chosen, Drax: The Destroyer, The Uncanny X-Men, Captain America: Theatre of War, Dark Tower and more!

Stephanie Sugar Lyn Beard: Stephanie is best known to the anime world as the voice of Sailor Mini-Moon (Chibi-Moon) in SAILOR MOON, in addition to her roles as Wish Bear in THE CARE BEARS and Kara in DI GATA DEFENDERS.

Ken Lerner: Ken is best known to fandom as Principal Flutie in the first season of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, in addition to his roles in THE RUNNING MAN, THE EXORCIST III, GAS PUMP GIRLS & UNLAWFUL ENTRY

Brad Kesten: Brad is known the world over as the voice of Charlie Brown in THE CHARLIE BROWN & SNOOPY SHOW, IS THIS GOODBYE CHARLIE BROWN?,
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED CHARLIE BROWN?,
IT’S FLASHBEAGLE CHARLIE BROWN &
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN.

Pamelyn Ferdin: Pamelyn is an acomplished actress and voice actress, best known for her role as Lucy Van Pelt in IT WAS A SHORT SUMMER CHARLIE BROWN, A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN &
PLAY IT AGAIN CHARLIE BROWN. Her other credits include: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Fern),
DR. SEUSS’ THE CAT IN THE HAT (Sally),
STAR TREK Classic Series: And the Children Shall Lead and SEALAB 2020 (Sallie)

Stephanie Yanez: Discovering music at the age of 5, Stephanie Yanez was born to sing. Her love for music eventually led her to record four songs on Geneon’s Anime Karaoke Collection with three of those songs recorded with overseas Japan-based record label I’VE. This CD also includes the song that she won at Anime Expo’s AX Idol 2004 “Ningyo Hime” from the top anime series Chobits!

Clayton Henry
Superstar Comic Book Artist
Artist of The Incredible Hercules, Exiles, Alpha Flight, Avengers: The Initiative, New X-Men: Hellions, Uncanny X-Men, What If?, Nine Rings of the Wu Tang, The X-Men, Wolverine: First Class, X-Men Unlimited and more.

Rob Hunter: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Inker for Marvel, DC and Crossgen comics, including: Green Lantern: Blackest Night, Green Lantern Corps, Final Crisis: Submit, Gambit, X-Man, Teen Titans, X-Factor, X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, Uncanny X-Men, Superman and more.

Christian Alamy: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Inker for DC comics, Christian’s credits include: Green Lantern: Blackest Night, Green Lantern, JSA, Green Lantern Corps, Final Crisis, Batman, Lobo, Enemy Ace: War in Heaven, Nightwing, Aquaman, Back Adam: The Dark Age, Final Crisis: Requiem, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond and more.

Tom Nguyen: Superstar Comic Book Artist
and Inker for Marvel and DC Comics, including: Green Lantern: Blackest Night, Green Lantern Corps, 52, Action Comics, JLA, Batman, Final Crisis, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond, JLA: Classified, X-Men Unlimited and more.

Pat Broderick: Legendary Comic Book artist and animator, Pat Broderick is an icon of the 70′s and 80′s comic book industry. Mr. Broderick has been the artist for Batman, Captain Marvel, Firestorm, Captain Atom, Detective Comics, Green Lantern, The Micronauts, Shazam, Alpha Flight and more! In addition to his comic book art, Mr. Broderick’s animation work includes concept design work for the Jimmy Neutron movie.

Greg Horn: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Painter. Credits include: Secret Invasion, Ms. Marvel, Elektra, She-Hulk, X-Men, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Namor, Spider-Man and more!

Ralph Cabrera: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Inker for Marvel Comics, including: The Fantastic Four, Fantastic Force, Quasar, Adv. of the X-Men, Morbius, Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Venom and more.

Yaya Han: International cosplay star, Yaya Han has made a name for herself in the world of cosplay and costuming over the past 8 years. To this day she has made over 75 costumes, with many more to come. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim worldwide, as she has participated in convention and cosplay activities in five countries and shared her knowlege as an invited guest.

Derec Donovan: Superstar Comic Book Artist for Marvel and Image Comics, including: Youngblood, Spider-Man, R.E.B.E.L.S., X-Men, Spider-Man, Supergirl, Rogue, Thor, Bug, Legion of Super-Heroes, Green Lantern, Action Comics, Adv. of Superman, Robin, Jubilee, Connor Hawke and more.
Brian Thompson: Media Guest – Actor. Brian’s credits include: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (Shao Khan), Buffy The Vampire Slayer (The Judge and Luke The Vampire), The X-Files (Alien Bounty Hunter), Star Trek: Generations (Klingon Helm), Star Trek: The Next Generation (A Matter of Honor), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (To The Death & Rules of Engagement), Enterprise (United, Babel One, Aenar), Dragonheart (Brock), Charmed, Alien Nation, Werewolf, Terminator and Kindred: Embraced.

Cindy Morgan: Cindy is an actress best known for her roles as Lacey Underall in Caddyshack and Yori in Tron. Getting started as the Irish Spring girl, Cindy did several TV commercials before landing her first film role in Caddyshack. Cindy’s other credits include roles on Falcon Crest, The Larry Sanders Show, Amazing Stories and Bring ‘Em Back Alive.

Sean Shaw: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: Grimm Fairy Tales, Gen 13: Bootleg, Jungle Fantasy. Cavewoman Color Special, Alan Moore’s Glory,
Oz Squad, Shi, Lady Death, Coven, Vampirella and Wetworks.

Richard Green: Artist and Animator. Richard’s credits include work for Disney on Beauty and the Beast (Assistant Animator of Lumiere), Rescuers Down Under, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Goofy, Mickey Mouse and more.

Peter Badalamenti: Media Guest – Actor. Peter’s credits include: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Penrod), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Penrod), The Curious Case of Benjiman Button (Younger/Older Benjiman), When In Rome (Ace Frehley), The Punisher, Bad Boys 2, Dr. Moreau’s House of Pain, Full Grown Men and Cremaster 3.

Heidi Arnhold: Heidi is a superstar Manga artist whose work includes Jim Henson’s Legends of the Dark Crystal and Star Trek: The Manga.

Sophie Mcnutt: Industry Guest. Funimation’s Operation Anime Co-ordinator.

Vinnie Tartemella: Artist and Painter. Credits include: Female Force: Michele Obama, Hillary Clintion, Princess Diana, Sarah Palin. Political Power: Bill Clinton, Colin Powell. Sinbad and the Merchant of Ages, Alice In Wonderland and Headlocked.

Elizabeth Breitweiser: Color Artist. Credits include: Agents of Atlas, Sub-Mariner 70th Anniversary, Captain America: Zero Point, What If?, Skaar: Son of Hulk and Uncanny X-Men.

Dreamweaver Press: Comic Book publisher, represented by writer JD Calderon and artist Daphne Lage. Titles include: The Oswald Chronicles, Tall Tails and Tenchi Muyo!

Luis Diaz: Artist and Designer for IDW, Topps, WWE and 3 Boys Productions. Credits include: The New Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, Wynonna Earp, Students of the Unusual, Lo-Fi Magazine, New Times – Miami, The Village Voice and more.

Terry Cronin & Pat Martin: Independent Comic Book creators. Students of the Unusual.

Kill Miss Pretty: Musical Guest

Murderous Rampage: Musical Guest

Joel Wynkoop: Actor

Hippojuice: Filmmakers and Podcast

Plus Artists:
Deleon Walters
Joel Estrada
Manny Aguilera
Greg Kirkpatrick
Rob Granito
Derrick Fish
Austin Janowsky
Amanda Stevens
Shannon Chenoweth
Echo Chernick
Christopher Darden
St. James Comics
G.W. Fisher
Heidi Arnhold
Gabi Gonzalez
Joe Fauv
Celine Chapus
Michael J. Valle
Wendy Lo
George Moss
Chris Berman
Patrick Baker
Chottip Nimla-Or
Daniel Mann
Hugh Rookwood
Zoombeanie
Kezia Sardina
Wonderland Creations
Monique Blaze
Cuz it Clipz
Johnny Zhang
Janda “Japanda” Farley
Marcos A. Rivera
Cayce Moyer
E. Robert Dunn
Alex Ferrer
Kurt Donath
Maria Rodriguez
Magaly Perez
Alex Teston
Jorge L. Garcia
Brenda Weeks
Kathleen Noda
Stephen Bryan
Silvia Shi
Richard A. Tucker
Frances Peraza-Barrenecha
Ana Galano
Imani King
Eclectic Artaholics
Arthur Ball
Christina Steele
Sally Saxton
Dizzy Dog Designs
Baka Nya Artist Circle

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Florida Supercon Announces Twenty New Guests

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FLORIDA SUPERCON ANNOUNCES TWENTY NEW GUESTS
INCLUDING: BRUCE CAMPBELL, MATTHEW LEWIS, SHELLY MOLDOFF & MARK BROOKS

We are proud to announce the addition of a twenty new guests to our growing line up.

Bruce Campbell: Legendary Actor, Writer, Director and Producer. Bruce is best known for his starring role as Ash in the Evil Dead trilogy (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness). He currently stars as Sam Axe in Burn Notice. Bruce has an array of impressive credits which include: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., My Name is Bruce, Bubba Ho-Tep, Sky High, Jack of All Trades, Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Movie, Man with the Screaming Brain and Congo. In addition to his film career, Campbell is an accomplished writer, including authoring an autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor and a comical novel entitled Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way.

Matthew Lewis: Star of the Harry Potter series of films, Matthew has portrayed Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix, Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince and the upcoming Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows.

Sheldon Moldoff: A true legend in the comic book industry. Sheldon began his career at seventeen when he contributed a sports filler that appeared on the inside front cover of the landmark Action Comics #1 (June 1938), the comic book that introduced Superman. He soon became Bob Kane’s first assistant on Batman, working with Batman off and on for thirty years. From about 1939, he was one of DC’s most prolific cover artists, illustrating many covers, including the cover to All American #16, the first appearance of Green Lantern. In 1953 he became one of the lead artists on Batman, which he continued to draw for the next 14 years. During his Batman run, Sheldon created and co-created a slew of characters including: The Bat-Girl, Bat-Mite, Ace The Bat Hound and Poison Ivy. In the mid 1960′s Sheldon turned to animation, doing storyboards for such animated TV series as Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse. Sheldon continued to contribute to the comic industry into the 21st century.

Mark Brooks: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: Avengers: The Initative, New X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Transformers, Cable & Deadpool, Amazing Fantasy, Arana, What If?, G.I. Joe: Battle Files and Amazing Spider-Man.

Daniel Logan: Media Guest and Actor. Daniel is best known for his role as “Young” Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Brad Keston: Voice Actor. Brad was the voice of Charlie Brown in many Peanuts cartoons, including: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, Is This Goodbye Charlie Brown?, What Have We Learned Charlie Brown?, It’s Flashbeagle Charlie Brown, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.

Pamelyn Ferdin: Actress and Voice Actress. Pamelyn is best known as the voice of Lucy Van Pelt in many Peanuts cartoons, including: It Was a Short Summer Charlie Brown, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, and Play It Again Charlie Brown. Pamelyn’s other credits include: Charlotte’s Web (The Voice of Fern Arable), Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (The Voice of Sally), Star Trek (Original Series: And The Children Shall Lead) and Sealab 2020 (The Voice of Sallie).

Dennis Calero: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: X-Men: Noir, X-Factor, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, Sliders, Magic: The Gathering, Fallen Angel, Supergirl and Countdown to Final Crisis.

Tony Bedard: Superstar Comic Book Writer. Tony is the current writer of DC Comic’s R.E.B.E.L.S. His other credits include: Birds of Prey, Exiles, Countdown, Supergirl, Uncanny X-Men, Outsiders, Supergirl & The Legion of Superheroes, Batman: Confidential, Mystic, DCU: Brave New World, Negation, JSA: Classified, Black Canary, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Rogue and Magnus Robot Fighter.

Stephanie Yanez: Discovering music at the age of 5, Stephanie Yanez was born to sing. Her love for music eventually led her to record four songs on Geneon’s Anime Karaoke Collection with three of those songs recorded with overseas Japan-based record label I’VE. This CD also includes the song that she won at Anime Expo’s AX Idol 2004 “Ningyo Hime” from the top anime series Chobits!

Brian Thompson: Media Guest – Actor. Brian’s credits include: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (Shao Khan), Buffy The Vampire Slayer (The Judge and Luke The Vampire), The X-Files (Alien Bounty Hunter), Star Trek: Generations (Klingon Helm), Star Trek: The Next Generation (A Matter of Honor), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (To The Death & Rules of Engagement), Enterprise (United, Babel One, Aenar), Dragonheart (Brock), Charmed, Alien Nation, Werewolf, Terminator and Kindred: Embraced.

Richard Green: Artist and Animator. Richard’s credits include work for Disney on Beauty and the Beast (Assistant Animator of Lumiere), Rescuers Down Under, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Goofy, Mickey Mouse and more.

Peter Badalamenti: Media Guest – Actor. Peter’s credits include: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Penrod), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Penrod), The Curious Case of Benjiman Button (Younger/Older Benjiman), When In Rome (Ace Frehley), The Punisher, Bad Boys 2, Dr. Moreau’s House of Pain, Full Grown Men and Cremaster 3.

Plus: Derrick Fish (Artist), Nakia Mann (Artist – Zoom Suit), Austin Janowsky (Artist – Iron Man: The End, 10th Muse, GI Joe, Cracked Magazine), Joe Fauvel (Artist & Writer – Cry, Assassin’s Guild), Kezia Sardina (Artist), Chris Berman (Writer – The Hive) and E. Robert Dunn (Writer – Echelon’s End).
These twenty new guests join an already impressive lineup that includes:

Al Feldstein: Legendary EC Comics Creator, Al Feldstein served as Editor, Writer and Artist for EC Comics in the Golden Age. His work has graced the covers of Tales From The Crypt, Weird Science, Weird Fantasy, Shock SuspenStories, Crime SuspenStories, Vault of Horror, Panic and The Haunt of Fear.

Dick Giordano:When one mentions the legends that have shaped the history of the comics industry, rest assured that high on that list will be the name of Dick Giordano. Since 1951, Dick Giordano has worked his pencil and ink magic for a variety of publishers including Charlton Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dell, American Comics, Valiant, Treasure Chest and Junior Life. In addition to his considerable freelance contributions, Giordano acted as Editor-In-Chief for Charlton Comics, during which he oversaw the creation of their most memorable characters including such classics as The Blue Beetle and Captain Atom. As Executive Editorial Director of DC Comics, Dick was the guiding force behind such award-winning series as Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN, Frank Miller’s DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and many, many more revolutionary concepts. His creative vision at DC Comics resulted in raising the bar for creativity throughout the entire comics industry. In recent years, Dick Giordano, along with creative partners Bob Layton and David Michelinie, formed FUTURE ENTERTAINMENT, a multi-media company.

Patrick Rothfuss: New York Times Best Selling Author Patrick Rothfuss is the writer of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. Mr. Rothfuss was the recipient of the 2007 “Quill Award”, the 2007 Best Book of the Year – FantasyLiterature.net, Publisher Weekly’s 2007 Best Book of the Year (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror).

Michele Knotz: Anime Voice Acting Star, Michele Knotz is the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie, Misty, May, and Nurse Joy in Pokémon. Michele is also one of the stars of Smash Bros. Brawl and Shootfighter Tekken.

Herb Trimpe: Legendary Comic Book artist Herb Trimpe is best known for his work at Marvel from the 1960′s to the 1990′s, including art for The Incredible Hulk (for which he enjoyed an eight-year run and is credited with the co-creation of Wolverine in Incredible Hulk #180 and 181), The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Shogun Warriors and Godzilla.

Pat Broderick: Legendary Comic Book artist and animator, Pat Broderick is an icon of the 70′s and 80′s comic book industry. Mr. Broderick has been the artist for Batman, Captain Marvel, Firestorm, Captain Atom, Detective Comics, Green Lantern, The Micronauts, Shazam, Alpha Flight and more! In addition to his comic book art, Mr. Broderick’s animation work includes concept design work for the Jimmy Neutron movie.

Allen Bellman: Golden Age Comic Book Legend. Artist of Captain America, The Patriot, Let’s Play Detective, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner and more! Mr. Bellman was the recipient of the 2007 San Diego Comic Con Inkpot Award.

Dana Snyder: Dana may be best known as the voice of Master Shake in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but his extensive list of credits also includes Chowder (Gazpacho), The Venture Brothers (The Alchemist), Squidbillies (Granny), Minoriteam (Dr. Wang), Sealab 2021 and Robot Chicken. Contrary to popular belief, Dana was NOT the “Food-Way Woman” in The Shawshank Redemption.

Bill Rogers: Anime voice acting star, Bill Rogers is the voice of Brock in Pokémon, Touma Seguchi in Gravitation, Yamamoto in Boogiepop Phantom, Tanaka Souihiro in Genshiken, Kevin in The Third and Bonsly, Lucario & Weavile in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Greg Horn: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Painter. Credits include: Secret Invasion, Ms. Marvel, Elektra, She-Hulk, X-Men, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Namor, Spider-Man and more!

Heidi Arnhold: Heidi is a superstar Manga artist whose work includes Jim Henson’s Legends of the Dark Crystal and Star Trek: The Manga.

Ralph Cabrera: Superstar artist of Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and more!

Sophie Mcnutt: Industry Guest. Funimation’s Operation Anime Co-ordinator.

Terry Cronin & Pat Martin: Independent Comic Book creators. Students of the Unusual.

Rob Granito: Superstar Artist. Teen Titans Go, Warner Bros., USPS Marvel Postage Stamp Artist.

Greg Kirkpatrick: Independent Comic Book Artist. Living in Infamy, Novavolo, Savage Dragon.

Plus: Manuel Aguilera (Artist), Deleon Walters (Artist), Joel Estrada (Artist), The Earth Dies Screaming (Nerdcore Band) and Natalie Wood (Artist).

Dozens of more guests will be announced in the coming months.

The new location for FSC is The Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL. 33126. FSC will take up over 85,000 sq. feet of space at the convention center, which will include over 120 vendor booths (showcasing comic books, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, toys, anime, manga, clothing, accessories, DVD’s, CD’s, books, autographs and more!), a 9,000 sq. feet main events area, console gaming, LAN gaming, tabletop gaming, card gaming, panel rooms, anime viewing rooms and movie screening rooms.

The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, JUNE 5: 3:30PM – 2:00AM
SATURDAY, JUNE 6: 11:00AM – 2:00AM
SUNDAY, JUNE 7: 11:00AM – 6:00PM

For more information and updates: visit www.floridasupercon.com

Florida Supercon Tickets are currently available online and will be available at the show.
General Admission (3) Day Weekend Pass
$25 if reserved before March 1, 2009
$30 if reserved between March 2 and May 20, 2009
$35 if reserved between May 21 and June 4, 2009.

$40 at the event.

Single Day passes are available online and at the show for Friday ($20), Saturday ($25) and Sunday ($20)
Children under 10 years old are FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.
Parents accompanying children over 10 years old are eligible for a Parents ticket (which provides a $10 discount).
Military, Police and Firefighters get a $10 per ticket discount.
VIP Tickets are available for $150.

Vendor and Artist space in now available and information is online at www.floridasupercon.com/VENDORS.html

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