Some lucky fans got a big surprise when actor Chris Evans unexpectedly showed up at Comicazi, a comic shop in Somerville, MA, for a series of pranks which were captured on video (see below). The event was organized to advertise a contest Evans is currently running with Omaze in which participants contribute to charity for a chance to meet and participate in an escape room with him. Proceeds from the contest benefit Christopher’s Haven, a local nonprofit that provides support to kids fighting cancer.
Comicazi co-owner Mike Burke said they were contacted out of the blue by Omaze, whose team had previously scouted the store and found it ideal for their purposes. “Once everything was finalized, they had a crew set the cameras up the day before,” said Burke. “The next day Chris Evans came in to participate and get the whole thing going. He was a very nice guy.”
A Boston native, Evans has appeared in several comic book based movies most notably as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has previously benefited Christopher’s Haven at their fundraiser and two years ago famously visited their patients alongside actor Chris Pratt after winning a bet with the star of Guardians of the Galaxy that the New England Patriots would defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
photo courtesy of Comicazi
‘Captain America’ Chris Evans To Make Wizard World Comic Con Debut In New Orleans, January 9
Fellow ‘Cap’ Standouts Jeremy Renner, Hayley Atwell, Frank Grillo, Directors Anthony and Joe Russo Also To Appear; ‘First Avenger,’ ‘Avengers’ Star To Meet Fans, Sign Autographs, Pose For Photo Ops, Conduct Live Q&A In Rare Appearance At Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
NEW ORLEANS, November 6, 2015 – Chris Evans, who has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors for both big budget and independent features, will make his Wizard World Comic Con debut at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday, January 9. The Hollywood heavyweight will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct a live Q&A session in this extremely rare appearance.
Evans will be joined at the event by fellow Captain America franchise stars Jeremy Renner (“Clint Barton/Hawkeye”), Hayley Atwell (“Peggy Carter”) and Frank Grillo (“Brock Rumlow”), as well as directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Renner will also attend on Saturday, while Atwell, Grillo and the Russos are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10.
Evans can next be seen in Captain America: Civil War , the third installment of Marvel’s Captain America franchise. He also starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier , the sequel to the highly successful Captain America: The First Avenger which was released in 2011. In each film, Evans reprises his role as the famed Marvel Comics character, “Steve Rogers,” who transforms into Captain America after volunteering for a top secret research project in hopes of defending America’s ideals. Both films grossed over $713 million each at box offices worldwide.
Recently, Evans starred in Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer opposite Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Ed Harris. Set in a world covered in snow and ice, the film follows a train full of travelers who struggle to co-exist.
“The addition of Chris Evans brings the already stacked Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans guest list to a new level for our attendees,” said John Macaluso , Wizard World CEO. “Captain America is one of the world’s great franchises, and Chris has been its face for several huge blockbusters. Fans will want to take advantage of this extremely rare opportunity to meet this superstar.”
Two-time Academy Award® nominee Renner also reprised his role as William Brandt in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation . His nominations have come as Best Actor for The Hurt Locker in 2008 and Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Town .
Atwell, who plays the lead in the ABC TV series “Agent Carter,” a spin-off featuring her role in the Captain America franchise, has appeared in numerous other TV shows both in the U.S. and U.K., and is an accomplished stage actress, having completed several long runs in leading British theatres.
Grillo is also known for his roles in Warrior, The Grey, End of Watch and The Purge: Anarchy. His TV work includes recurring spots in “The Shield,” “Prison Break,” “The Gates” and “Blind Justice.”
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have produced and directed many critically acclaimed TV shows including “Arrested Development”, “Community”, and “Happy Endings”. They received an Emmy for helming the “Arrested Development” pilot. The Brothers most recently directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier for Marvel. They are currently in post-production on Captain America: Civil War and will direct Avengers Infinity War Part I and II after that.
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) opens its 2016 schedule with its sixth trip to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 8-10. In addition to Evans, Renner, Atwell and Grillo, other headliners on the celebrity roster include the “Doctor Who” trio of Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman, “The Walking Dead” standouts Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun , Ben McKenzie (“Gotham,” “The O.C.”) and William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”).
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event scheduled on the 2016 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 8, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, January 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.
For more on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, visit http://wizd.me/NewOrleansPR .
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizardworld.com) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2015-16 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.
December 31, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Sports, Television, Video Games
Comments Off on MA – Hometown Team Fundraiser
Chris Evans, star of Captain America and Avengers, appears with Red Sox manager John Farrell on Saturday January 3, 2015 from 7:00- 10:00 p.m. at the EMC Club at Fenway Park for a charity fundraiser to support Christopher’s Haven, a community providing support for families of children being treated for cancer in nearby Boston hospitals. Other Boston celebrities scheduled to appear include Cam Neely, Joe Andruzzi, Mike Adams, Steve Burton, and Paul Burton.
Throughout the night guests will try to stump the Celebrity Guests with trivia questions about themselves. Also, guests will submit questions to the celebrity of their choice, then asked by one of the moderators, for candid answers. Great photo ops, the best Selfie event of the New Year! Moderated by Mix 104.1’s Fast Freddy and Comedian Tony V
4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215
Comments Off on Marvel Signing, Panel, and Booth Schedules for NYCC 2011 Announced
Via Marvel.com, we get our first look at Marvel’s signing schedule for New York Comic Con 2011, including signings by Stan Lee and Joe Quesada as well as Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and more from The Avengers.
In addition, Marvel has made their Panel and Booth Schedule available:
Marvel Studios Presents Exclusive Look at The Avengers at NYCC with Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, and More
Comments Off on Marvel Studios Presents Exclusive Look at The Avengers at NYCC with Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, and More
Marvel Studios to Present Exclusive Look At Marvel’s The Avengers at New York Comic Con
Producer Kevin Feige and Select Cast Members to Appear Saturday, October 15th in the IGN Theater — Presented by Sprint!
NORWALK, Conn., Oct 04, 2011 — New York Comic Con (NYCC) is proud to announce Marvel Studios, for the first time ever, will participate in this October’s NYCC. Marvel Studios will present a special event in NYCC’s IGN Theater — Presented by Sprint on Saturday, October 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM, a high-profile panel focused on the upcoming feature film Marvel’s The Avengers. Marvel Studios will debut never-before-seen footage from The Avengers, and panelists will include Kevin Feige (Producer), Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill). The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2012.
The sixth annual New York Comic Con will take place October 13-16, 2011 at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. NYCC, which attracted 96,000 attendees in 2010, celebrates comics, movies, television, toys, games, and the popular arts from around the planet. Tickets are now on sale via the website www.NewYorkComicCon.com , with limited 4-Day tickets remaining.
“I am incredibly honored Marvel Studios has decided to participate in New York Comic Con in such a significant way,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “The center of our show is creating exclusive opportunities for fans to meet their favorite stars and creators. The Avengers presentation is exactly this kind of once-in-a-lifetime event. We’re very excited to be able to host cast and crew from The Avengers and know our fans will be on the edges of their seats. As always, we want to present the very best that the pop culture world has to offer in art and entertainment, and The Avengers panel is at the head of that list!”
As previously announced, Marvel will also be bringing high profile comics guests to New York Comic Con including Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, and notable Marvel creators Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, and Stuart Immonen.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.
“Marvel’s The Avengers,” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Patricia Whitcher and Louis D’Esposito. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce. The film will be released May 4, 2012.
For further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity, please visit Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.MediumAtLarge.net . Convention organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks leading into the show and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.
ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com . Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.
ABOUT REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
Comments Off on Scene on Video: Live Streaming and Interviews from SDCC 2011 by the Associated Press
The Associate Press is streaming events live from San Diego.
You can also catch interviews with Stan Lee, Chris Evans, and more.
Comments Off on Marvel Announces “Avengers” Signings for SDCC 2011 Including Chris Evans and Joss Whedon
Marvel has announced several Avengers-related signings for Comic-Con International:
SDCC 2011: Marvel’s The Avengers Signing Schedule
Meet the stars of 2012’s blockbuster movie
All ready for the fun and excitement that Marvel is bringing to Comic Con International in San Diego this week? Well we’re ready to turn it up a notch by announcing the signing schedule for “Marvel’s The Avengers!” Here’s your chance to meet some of the superstars involved in the highly anticipated major motion picture – only at the Marvel Booth (#2329) during the convention! Each signing is a ticketed event and requires a specific ticket for that individual signing. Fans should come to the Marvel Booth (#2329) as soon the convention opens to the public on each morning for a chance (no purchase necessary) to receive one of the limited number of signing tickets.
THURSDAY, JULY 21
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
CHRIS EVANS – CAPTAIN AMERICA
SATURDAY, JULY 23
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
CLARK GREGG – AGENT COULSON
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
JOSS WHEDON – WRITER/DIRECTOR
Don’t miss your chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime event at Comic-Con International in San Diego, courtesy of Marvel on all weekend long!
“Marvel’s The Avengers” will be released on May 4, 2012.
Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!
Please Note That All Times & Guests Are Subject To Change.
Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn from Attack of the Show talk to Chris Evans, costar Hugo Weaving and director Joe Johnston:
Marvel provides some interviews and photos from their Captain American and Thor Signings:
The Captain American Panel:
The First Captain American Image
BONUS: Michael Cera as Captain America