Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 Announces Peter Mayhew, Charles Martinet & More

Cincinnati Comic Expo has announced several new additions to their 2018 guest list including Peter Mayhew, Charles Martinet, Stephane Roux, John Beatty, Joe Benitez, K Lynn Smith, Joe Corroney, Josh Blaylock and more for their convention on September 14-16th!

Peter Mayhew, who played the iconic Chewbacca, is returning to the Queen City for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Peter Mayhew has donned the Wookie role over the span of five decades covering five Star Wars films, numerous specials, cameo appearances, games, and projects. Most recently for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mayhew had the job title of Chewbacca Consultant. Outside of Star Wars, Peter’s credits include portraying The Tall Knight in Dark Towers, the voice of Susha in Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy, Uncle Clyde in Killer Ink, and more!

 

“Ohhh. Momma Mia!” Actor Charles Martinet will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Since 1990, Charles has been the voice of Mario in the Nintendo video game franchise, plus the voices of Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, and others. In addition to the Mario games, Charles has voiced many other games including Super Punch Out!!, Skies of Arcadia, Shadow of Destiny, and dozens more. Charles has appeared on camera with roles in numerous films and television shows.

 

Artist Stephane Roux is making his first visit to the area for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Stephane is a freelance artist with publications with DC, Marvel, and France’s Semic Comics. His artwork has appeared on covers or the interior of numerous and notable comics including Witchblade: Blood Oath, Birds of Prey, Star Wars: Agents of the Empire, Countdown to Final Crisis, Savage She-Hulk, and so much more

 

Artist Gavin Smith is returning to be a guest for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Gavin is the creator and publisher of the Human City comic book series. Gavin has also completed work in The Accelerators, and All Superheroes Must Die. His credits also include artwork for AT&T, INTERSIL, and many others. Meet Gavin Smith by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist and creator K Lynn Smith will be in the Duke Energy Convention Center for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! K Lynn is the creator and artist for the webcomic series Plume. She has also done work and projects on Garfield, Cards Against Humanity, and the video game Tuebor. Currently, she is planning her next project which is the Afterglow graphic novel. Meet K Lynn Smith by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Cincinnati native Josh Blaylock is returning home for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Founder of Devil’s Due Comics, Josh is an artist, writer, and publisher for numerous titles. His notable works are Mercy Sparx, Operation Nemesis, Igloo BBQ, The Circuit, and more. Meet Josh Blaylock by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist Joe Corroney is returning for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Joe’s work is most recognized in his Star Wars and Star Trek illustrations for comics, posters, trading cards, and more. His other projects and titles include X-Files, True Blood, and GI Joe for IDW, as well as Doctor Who, Farscape, The Phantom, and Crimson Dynamo for other publishers and numerous more publications. Meet Joe Corroney by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist John Beatty will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Working along with Cincinnati Comic Expo guest Mike Zeck, John did ink and cover art for Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. He has also had numerous projects with Marvel and DC over the years including Captain America, The Punisher, The Nam, The Adventures of Superman, Batman, G.I. Joe, and more! Meet John Beatty by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Comic artist and creator Joe Benitez is returning to the Queen City for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Joe is widely recognized as the creator of Wraithborn, Lady Mechanika, and the co-creator on Weapon Zero. His artwork has appeared in numerous publications, such as Titans and Superman/Batman with DC, Magdalena and The Darkness with Image Comics, and Aspen Comics’ Soulfire.

Previously announced guests include: Karl UrbanLevar Burton, Nikolaj Coster-Walda, Summer Glau, Cobie Smulders, Tom Grummett, Art Baltazar, David Michael Beck, John Bolton, Amy Chu, Jose Delbo, Rick Leonardi, Alejandro Rosado, Alex Saviuk, Michael Zeck, and more

Follow us on social media so you can be one of the first to hear the fresh line up of close to 20 NEW comic artists to Cincinnati Comic Expo and other guest film and TV stars that will join us in 2018.

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For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

Early Bird Rates Extended for Planet Comicon Kansas City 2017

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Early bird pricing EXTENDED for Planet Comicon Kansas City! Purchase NOW for the best price of the year!

This year, Planet Comicon Kansas City promises to deliver an incredible list of comic creators, special guests, and an entire universe of cosplay, collectibles, and interactive fun…not to mention a full slate of panels and demos for adoring aficionados, aspiring artists, and curious collectors of all ages. Planet Comicon Kansas City has grown to be one of the top 25 pop culture and comic book events in the country by attendance and you do not want to miss one minute.

ACT NOW to take advantage of early bird pricing for a 20% discount on Friday and Sunday single day, adult and youth admissions.

Deadline for purchase at this special pricing has been EXTENDED to November 20, 2017. You will not see a better deal. And don’t forget that Planet Comicon Kansas City is your best value for the entire family – children 7 years old and under are free!

Special guests! Comic creators! The excitement is building!

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of celebrated comic creators Megan Levens (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, Spell on Wheels), Jai Nitz (Co-Creator Suicide Squad’s El Diablo, Co-Creator Dream Thief), Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy, The Big Guy and Rusty the Robot Boy, Hard Boiled), and Kyle Strahm (Spread, Downfall, Octane Bloodstain). They will be joining an ever-growing list of celebrities, fellow comic creators, and cosplayers coming to Planet Comicon Kansas City in 2018!

Currently scheduled to appear include:

  • Jason Aaron Scalped, Star Wars, Southern Bastards, Thor
  • CW Cooke Solitary, Stillwater
  • Abby Darkstar Cosplayer & Gamer
  • Amy “Lita” Dumas WWE Hall of Fame
  • Chad Hardin Harley Quinn, Temerity
  • Ryan Hurst Sons of Anarchy, Outsiders, Bates Motel
  • Amy Jo Johnson Power Rangers, Felicity
  • Jae Lee Inhumans, Dark Tower, Batman/Superman
  • Charles Martinet Voice of Mario and Luigi
  • B. Clay Moore Hawaiian Dick, the Whistling Skull, Savage, Endless Summer
  • Michael Rooker The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Sean Schemmel Dragon Ball Z
  • Mark Sheppard Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, Firefly
  • Sting WWE Hall of Fame
  • Trish Stratus WWE Hall of Fame
  • Freddie E. Williams II Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man/Thundercats Series

Many more creator and celebrity guests will be attending the show. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or stay tuned to our website each week for more guest announcements.

Win a Trip to Niagara Falls Comic Con 2017

Win the ultimate Niagara Falls Comic Con ‏getaway valued at more than $2500! All you have to do is sign up for the newsletter at the link…

The Niagara Falls Comic Con Getaway Package includes:

• Two deluxe speed pass tickets giving you entry into the event all three days
• Overnight stay in Niagara Falls on Friday & Saturday at the Embassy Suites Fallsview
• Dinner for two on Saturday at the Keg Restaurant Fallsview
• Two Clifton Hill Fun Passes
• Helicopter ride for two over Niagara Falls
• One celebrity meet-and-greet with a guest of your choice

Entry Disclaimer:

By entering into the contest via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, the contestants are providing information to Niagara Falls Comic Con and its e-newsletter mailing list and not to any of the above mentioned platforms.

Rates, Availability, General Hotel Information: 

• Friday June 2 to Sunday June 4 (2 Night Stay)
• Rooms are subject to availability
• Based on double occupancy, two night stay
• Incidentals are paid by guest at checkout
• Check in 4pm, Check out 11am

Voucher Information:

• Keg Restaurant Fallsview Vouchers are not redeemable for cash, have no cash value, cannot be combined (alcohol and gratuity not included) and are dine-in only. Valid with purchase of two adults entrees.
• Clifton Hill Fun Passes are not redeemable for cash, have no cash value and cannot be combined with any other offers.

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ABOUT NFCC 2017:
Niagara Falls Comic Con is set to take place over three days on June 2, 3 and 4, 2017!

The event takes place just steps away from the majestic Falls and will feature more than 200,000 square feet of exhibitors, comic books, movie cars, cosplay contests, celebrity autographs and photo-ops, a video gaming arena, Falls Horror Fest and more.

Celebrities already announced for the 2017 event include: Peter Mayhew (Star Wars), Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie); Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things), Sting (Wrestling Legend), John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard), Eric Braeden (Young & The Restless), Jason Mewes (Cinema Icon), Seth Gilliam (Walking Dead), Lee Meriwether (1966 Catwoman), Charles Martinet (Voice of Super Mario), and so many more.

Comic guests include: Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man), Whilce Portacio (Image co-founder), Colleen Doran (Amazing Fantastic Incredible Stan Lee), Tom Grummett (Superman), Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men), Francis Manapul (The Flash), Jorge Molina (Star Wars), Rob Guillory (Chew), Ken Lashley (Uncanny X-Men),  Marcus To (Nightwing), and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a Nintendo Classic video game tournament, get their picture taken with Optimus Prime, the Mystery Machine, the Flintstones Car, the Munsters Coach and the General Lee. Other attractions include an exact replica of The Walking Dead prison (complete with a 16’ Tower), screen used props and replicas from TV shows like Fraggle Rock and movies such as Dark Crystal and The Little Shop of Hours.

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Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.niagarafallscomiccon.com

Guests Announced for Awesome Con 2016

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Awesome Con 2016 returns on June 3rd – 5th at the Washington Convention Center! Guests include: ADAM WEST (Batman), BURT WARD (Robin), CHARLES MARTINET (the voice of Mario), DAVID PROWSE (Darth Vader), GEORGINA HAIG (Once Upon a Time), GREY DELISLE (Avatar: The Last Airbender), JEFF SHULTZ (Archie Comics), JEREMY LONDON (Mallrats), JEREMY WHITLEY (Princeless), KEVIN SMITH (Clerks), MORENA BACCARIN (Gotham), RAY PARK (Darth Maul), ROBIN LORD TAYLOR (The Penguin), TIM ROSE (Admiral Ackbar) and more!

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Awesome Con is DC’s comic-con! Awesome Con embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids. It is strongly advised to buy tickets in advance! For further details please go to their website: www.awesome-con.com