Unfortunately, Carrie Fisher has canceled her scheduled appearance at ECCC.
Apparently, she had a medical incident last week, on the 22nd. Here’s is the statement we received from her management this morning:
“Ms. Fisher had a medical incident and she’s doing much better, but doctors don’t want her working for about a month.”
If Carrie Fisher was the ONLY reason you were coming to ECCC (seriously?! :), we’re making an exception to our 30-day refund policy and you may request a refund for the next 24 hours through Eventbrite (through 12:30pm on Wednesday the 27th) and those tickets will then go back out to the general public for purchase.
Her panel for Saturday at 6pm is now being replaced with a Walking Dead panel featuring both Michael “Merle” Rooker and Danai “Michonne” Gurira.
LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PRESENTS STARS OF THE WALKING DEAD FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Los Angeles, CA-January 22, 2013-The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION presents DANAI GURIRA (“Michonne”) and LAURIE HOLDEN (“Andrea”) two of the popular Stars of THE WALKING DEAD AMC Cable series at the SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013 show.
DANAI GURIRA stars as Michonne, the kitana wielding Zombie Killer and one of the most popular characters in THE WALKING DEAD series. LAURIE HOLDEN stars as Andrea, one of the original surviving cast members in THE WALKING DEAD series. DANAI’s other credits include Law and Order, Treme, and Life on Mars. LAURIE’S other credits include starring as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files and as Debbie Mclivane, the girlfriend of Ben Grimm (The Thing) in the first Fantastic Four Movie. DANAI and LAURIE will be signing autographs from 12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. THE WALKING DEAD is currently the Highest Rated Cable series and the #1 Best Selling Comic Book series.
Other Special Guests Appearing:
WHILCE PORTACIO (Artist) and GLEN BRUNSWICK (Writer), the creative team of the Image Comic Book NON HUMANS, a four issue mini-series with a storyline of “Blade Runner meets Toy Story.” WHILCE is known for his work on such Comic Books as Marvel Comics Uncanny X-Men and Image Comics Wetworks. GLEN is known for such titles as Gray Area and Jersey Gods. WHILCE and GLEN will be signing autographs at no charge from 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
RAY PARK, currently starring as Snake Eyes in the soon to be released G.I. JOE: RETALIATION will be signing autographs. RAY is also known for his role as Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and as The Toad in X-Men.
RADAMES PERA, who starred as young Kwai Chang Caine “Grasshopper” in the 1972-75 KUNG FU Television Series. RADAMES starred as the younger version of Caine played as an adult by David Carradine. RADAMES is the only surviving cast member from KUNG FU and he is making his First Autograph Signing Appearance at the Convention. RADAMES also starred in a classic Rod Serling’s Night Gallery episode Silent Snow/Secret Snow, Little House on the Prairie, Shazam!, and Six Million Dollar Man.
EDWARD FURLONG starred as John Connor in JAMES CAMERON’S TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, and his other credits include The Crow: Wicked Prayer, Pet Sematary Two, Detroit Rock City, and several episodes of the television series CSI:NY.
TIM DUNIGAN starred as CAPTAIN JONATHAN POWER in the 1987-1988 Television Series CAPTAIN POWER AND THE SOLDIERS OF THE FUTURE. TIM’S other credits include starring as Davy Crockett in Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color and Wizards and Warriors.
The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION is the real deal with an incredible track record serving the Comic Book Collecting community for 36 years. REGULAR ADMISSION is only $10.00, five years and under are free. EARLY ADMISSION is only $12.00. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. The February 24, 2013 Convention is located at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, CA (across from USC College). The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables of Comic Books, Toys, Trading Cards, DVDs, and many other Collectibles. Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information such as the appearance time of all guests. All celebrity guests charge a fee for each autograph but it includes a choice of photo.
Zombies beware! Actress Walking softly; carrying a big…..katana!
The Walking Dead star to “drop jaws” at Emerald City Comicon 2013!
Seattle, WA – Beautiful and multi-talented actress Danai Gurira (“Michonne” from The Walking Dead) is the twelfth special celebrity guest announced for the upcoming Emerald City Comicon taking place on March 1st – 3rd, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center. She will be appearing all three days!
Danai Gurira is best known as the mysterious and deadly “Michonne” on AMC’s The Walking Dead, who has quickly become a viewer favorite during the show’s third season. Her character is a force to be reckoned with, not only sporting a dangerous katana but also also having two zombies, whom she has removed the jaws from, shackled in tow with her.
Other television credits include Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Lie to Me, HBO’s Treme and the US version of the hit series Life On Mars.
Gurira was critically praised for her co-starring role as “Zainab” in the 2007 Oscar-nominated film The Visitor, about a lonely middle-aged man forced to deal with the issues of immigration and cross-culture communication in post-9/11 New York City. The film nabbed her the award for Best Supporting Actress from the Method Fest Film Festival.
Gurira’s also appeared as “Jeanne-Baptiste” Wes Craven’s horror flick My Soul to Take, the Ricky Gervais comedy Ghost Town and in the independent film Restless City.
Gurira is also an accomplished playwright, having received multiple honors, including an Obie and the Helen Hayes Award, for her play In the Continuum, which dealt with two black women living with HIV. Other plays she penned include the Sierra Leone and Liberia civil war drama Eclipsed and the 19th Century period piece The Convert, about a woman who turns to Catholicism to escape an arranged marriage. She made her Broadway debut in the August Wilson play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.
Joining Gurira at ECCC 2013 will be previously announced guests Sir Patrick Stewart (“Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek The Next Generation, “Dr. Charles Xavier” from the X-Men films), Billy Dee Williams (“Lando Calrissian” from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), Walter Koenig (“Chekov” from classic Star Trek), Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), Paul McGillion (Stargate Atlantis), Michael Shanks (Saving Hope, Stargate SG-1), Kristin Bauer (“Pam” from HBO’s True Blood), Gillian Anderson (“Agent Scully” from The X-Files), Chandler Riggs (“Carl Grimes” on AMC’s The Walking Dead), Adam West (TV’s classic Batman) and Dirk Benedict (“Faceman” from The A-Team, “Starbuck” from Battlestar Galactica). More fantastic celebrity guests yet to be announced!
Tickets for Emerald City Comicon 2013 are ON SALE NOW by visiting www.emeraldcitycomicon.com or any number of local comic book stores, also listed on the website!
ECCC 2013 will feature its most expansive variety of film/television stars, voice actors, comic guests, vendors, merchandise, gaming, contests, artists, speakers and pop culture yet!
With record-breaking attendance of over 53,000 attendees in 2012, Emerald City Comicon has established itself as one of North America’s largest and most respected shows of its kind anywhere in the world and has become the premier event of its kind in the Northwest. Founded in 2003 by Seattle-area entrepreneur and Geekwire’s “Geek of the Year” Award winner Jim Demonakos, ECCC has become highly regarded in both national and international circles as one of the most fan and family-friendly shows in existence.
Look for regular press releases containing all of the latest news leading up to the show in March 2013. For more information, please visit ECCC’s website at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com
Andrew Lincoln and Other Cast Members from The Walking Dead to Appear with Robert Kirkman at NYCC 2012
ANDREW LINCOLN AND ADDITIONAL CAST MEMBERS OF THE WALKING DEAD TO APPEAR ON PANEL AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
Other Panelists Include Showrunner and Executive Producer Glenn Mazzara; Executive Producers Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd
Norwalk, CT, September 14, 2012: New York Comic Con (NYCC) officials have confirmed that a high profile panel focusing on season three of AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead will take place at this year’s pop culture extravaganza. Cast members including Andrew Lincoln will be joined by showrunner and executive producer Glenn Mazzara as well as executive producers Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd. Moderated by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick, The Walking Dead panel, which will take place in the IGN Theater on Saturday, October 13, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, will include an exclusive clip from the premiere episode of season three.
In addition to Andrew Lincoln, additional cast members participating in the panel include Norman Reedus,Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey and Michael Rooker. There will also be a limited signing for 50 fans and tickets for the signing will be given away on a first served basis on Saturday morning (10/13). Further details about the signing will be announced soon. The Walking Dead, which returns to AMC on October 14 at 9:00pm (EST)/8:00pm (CST), was originally a comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman in 2003. It won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series and the television series premiered to enormous attention and acclaim on October 31, 2010.
New York Comic Con, which will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at NYC’s Javits Center, is one of New York’s largest annual events, last year attracting over 100,000 attendees. The pop culture convention draws a wide cross section of fans eager to meet and greet the creators, actors, writers, musicians and artists. The show includes top talent from the worlds of comics, film, television, music, books and gaming.
“The Walking Dead is a huge attraction for our fans and I am enormously grateful to AMC for making this possible,” notes Lance Fensterman Show Manager for NYCC and Group Vice President for ReedPOP. “This is a star-studded line up of panelists and I know that we will have thousands of fans who will want to be on hand to hear these creators, producers and stars talk about their contribution to this incredible show. I can’t thank these guests enough for giving their time and talent to New York Comic Con.”
Tickets for New York Comic Con in 2012 are currently available for purchase at www.NewYorkComicCon.com. Anyone interested in exhibiting at New York Comic Con should contact Larry Settembrini, Larry@ReedPOP.com. Other information about the show, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at facebook.com/NewYorkComicCon and twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con . Organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.
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 & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, Fantasy Football Fest and the 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.