Matt Smith to Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2014

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Oh, Doctor! Matt Smith To Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Feb. 7-8

‘Eleventh Doctor’ In ‘Doctor Who’ Series To Make First Wizard World Appearance At Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Matt Smith the 11th DoctorNEW ORLEANS, January 6, 2014 – Matt Smith, who recently completed an acclaimed four-year run as the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in the landmark British television series “Doctor Who,” will make his first Wizard World appearance at New Orleans Comic Con on February 7-8. Smith will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive Q&A during the event, held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Smith began his acting career on stage, appearing in various popular London theatrical performances before landing the coveted role in “Doctor Who” in 2010.  He received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011 and his final episode, on Christmas Day, was BBC America’s largest audience ever, attesting to both the popularity of the series in America and Smith’s success in the role.

“Doctor Who” fandom is on full display at Wizard World shows.  Fans of the series, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a highly-rated program that was simulcast by BBC America at Austin Comic Con, cosplay as numerous characters as well as the TARDIS, the space-time vehicle used in the show.

Smith joins an impressive roster of celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), including Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead,” Robert Englund (“Freddy Kruger” of A Nightmare on Elm Street), Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee, Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Stand By Me), John Ratzenberger (“Cheers,” Toy Story), WWE® Diva AJ Lee™, Linda Hamilton (Terminator, Beauty and the Beast), Alan Tudyk (“Serenity,” Wreck it Ralph) and many others. It is the second of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

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, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con show hours are Friday, Feb. 7, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

New Orleans Comic Con 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, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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.

Boston Comic Con Returns in August 2014

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Boston Comic Con has announced its initial details for next year’s convention! Following the phenomenal success of the 2013 show, the 2014 convention will again be held in August at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston’s historic waterfront. The promoters have added an additional day to the convention which is scheduled to run Friday August 8th till Sunday August 10th. Joining the festivities this year is an all-star list of comic creators including: Rafael Albuquerque, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Mike Kunkel, Jorge Molina, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Carlos Pacheco, Ramón Pérez, Esad Ribic, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, and many more! Additionally, the first media guests have been announced: Torchwood’s Eve Myles and Spike himself, James Marsters! More will be added over the coming months so be sure to follow Boston Comic Con on Facebook and Twitter!

For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website! Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

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About Boston Comic Con:

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

NC – Dr. Who: Prisoners of Time Signing

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Artist Kelly Yates appears at Acme Comics on Wednesday November 20th!

Kelly will be signing copies of Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #12, Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life, Doctor Who: the Forgotten, Amber Atoms, and MORE on Wednesday, November 20th from 4-7 PM! He’ll also have prints for sale and be sketching at his own discretion!

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

UK – Wolverine: Hunting Season Signing

pc081413PAUL CORNELL signs WOLVERINE: HUNTING SEASON at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 14th August from 6 – 7pm.

Pay attention very closely: There’s a mystery here even Wolverine hasn’t sniffed out yet.

When Wolverine finds himself the bargaining chip in a hostage situation, he must make a decision that will follow him forever literally! How can a berserker fight what he can’t see? And how far will he go to assert his humanity in the face of the unknown? Guest-starring Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Then, Wolverine must track down a boy on a deadly rampage before he does the unthinkable! How will Logan defeat an enemy with no permanent body to slash and claw? And what does the Watcher have to do with all this?

Find out when superstars Paul Cornell (Captain Britain And MI13, Doctor Who, Action Comics) and Alan Davis (Avengers, Clandestine, Excalibur, Uncanny X-Men) take on the Wolverine!

Paul Cornell is a writer of SF/F in prose, television and comics. He’s written Wolverine for Marvel, Superman and Batman for DC, and is the creator of Saucer Country for Vertigo. His first urban fantasy novel, London Falling, is out from Tor.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

CA – Adams Family Signing

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Neal Adams and Josh Adams sign at Lee’s Comics on Friday May 17th, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

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Comic art legend Neal Adams is coming to Lee’s Comics this Friday! Neal entered the field of comics illustration in the 1960s, and changed the look of comic books forever. He is acclaimed for his signature runs on Deadman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Batman, Avengers, X-Men and many other titles. Recently Neal returned to Marvel and DC with ground-breaking new works: “The First X-Men”, and “Batman: Odyssey.” Neal will be joined for the signing by his talented son Josh Adams, artist on IDW’s Doctor Who.

Neal will be offering a free signature on your favorite item, and free signatures on Prints and other items brought in from NealAdams.com. There will be a $10 fee for additional signatures.

We will have a CGC witness on hand in case you want to have books signed graded and submitted. There are additional fees for this service. We will also be offering our own Certificate of Authenticity for a small fee.

If you are looking for some nice vintage comics for Neal to sign, make sure to check our ebay store, where you will find over 250 Neal Adams comics on sale! You can have anything you like delivered to the store, so you save the shipping.

Lee’s Comics
1020 North Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043-1760

MA – Make Good Art Discussion

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Neil Gaiman and Chip Kidd speak at the Oberon Theater on Wednesday June 5th at 6:30pm!

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Literary legend Neil Gaiman (American Gods, The Sandman, Stardust), in his 2012 commencement address at the University of the Arts in Pennsylvania, encouraged graduates to do one thing, even in the worst of times: Make Good Art. Gaiman– who has written novels, short fiction, comic books, screenplays, children’s books, and graphic novels– and Chip Kidd, who designed the innovative cover and interior for the published book based on the speech, convene at the Oberon to discuss Gaiman’s unconventional career path, prodigous output, and the bravery and creativity that goes into making good art. This special, intimate evening presents a rare encounter with one of contemporary literature’s most creative minds alongside the top graphic designer in publishing. They will discuss their own artistic processes and pass along advice for how to Make Good Art.

**SOLD OUT**

Tickets are $25, which includes a copy of Make Good Art with a book signing to follow the conversation.

OBERON | A.R.T. – American Repertory Theater
2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

CA – FCBD: Star Trek/Doctor Who Signing

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JK Woodward signs at Blastoff Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

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STAR TREK/DOCTOR WHO SUPERSTAR JK WOODWARD at BLASTOFF for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Come on down to BLASTOFF North Hollywood and see the astounding JK Woodward (NY Times bestselling artist on STAR TREK/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION SQUARED) painting an original STAR TREK/DOCTOR WHO piece in the shop all day! (One of the guys who wrote the comic might be wandering around all day, too.)

And the BEST part is, at the end of the day, one lucky guest will get to take that painting home!

Along with the new FREE COMIC BOOK DAY offerings from your favorite publishers, we’ll be giving away vintage comics all day, and raffling off tickets to see IRON MAN 3 down the street at the Laemmle NoHo 7!

Plus, all books and new comics are 20-50% off!

Come on in, get your free comics, watch the master at work and enter to win an original JK Woodward piece!

Blastoff Comics
5118 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 980-2665

IDW Announces Programming & Exclusives for WonderCon 2013

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IDW Publishing is pleased to announce a packed slate of panels, signings, and exclusive items being offered at this year’s  WonderCon, being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from March 29-31.  IDW can be found at Booth #709 all weekend long, selling books, giving out high fives, and trying not to disrupt surrounding booths with the blinding light of their awesomeness.

Signing Schedule – Booth #709
Friday March 29th
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla – Chris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 The Colonized, Zombies vs Robots, Kiss – Chris Ryall
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Heather Nuhfer, Tony Fleecs (Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive My Little Pony Comic!)
4:00 – 5:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
5:00 – 6:00 Adventures of Augusta Wind – J.M. DeMatteis
6:00 – 7:00 The Crow: Death and Rebirth – John Shirley

Saturday March 30th
11:00 – 12:00 The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom – Mark Waid
11:00 – 12:00 Artist’s Edition Meet & Greet! – Scott Dunbier & Guests
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Heather Nuhfer, Tony Fleecs (Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive My Little Pony Comic!)
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek: Countdown Into Darkness, Star Trek Ongoing – Mike Johnson
4:00 – 5:00 Transformers “Jam” Signing – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott, Chris Metzen, Flint Dille
5:00 – 6:00 G.I. JOE: Cobra Files – Mike Costa

Sunday March 31st
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
1:00 – 2:00 Transformers “Jam” Signing – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
2:00 – 3:00 Love and Capes – Thom Zahler

Convention Exclusives
Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition: Limited, Signed & Numbered – $300.00
Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man: Limited, Signed & Numbered – $250.00 (Signed by Stan Lee, John Romita, Gerry Conway, and Roy Thomas!)
Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition: Limited – $125.00
MAD Artist’s Edition: Limited – $175.00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection, Vol. 4: Limited Edition – $50.00
My Little Pony #6 Convention Variant Cover – $10.00
Transformers Spotlight: Bumblebee: Convention Variant Cover – $5.00

Panel Schedule
Friday, March 29th
5:30–6:30 IDW: Spotlight on Artist’s Editions!
The IDW Artist’s Edition Panel this year will include several announcements of upcoming books, including one with a surprise guest star in attendance! Senior Editor Scott Dunbier will be on hand to talk about all things Artist’s Edition related and will have several cool prizes for lucky attendees–Hoo Hah! Room 208B

Saturday, March 30th
12:30-1:30 IDW: The Big Panel!
Join Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, along with a cavalcade of IDW creators, past, present and future…including Scott Dunbier, John Barber and Star Trek scribe Mike Johnson! Announcements, prizes, Q&A, semi-professional wrestling, and more! Room 208B

Sunday, March 31st
2:30-3:30 IDW: Behind the Hasbro Titles
Join Editor John Barber along with a veritable who’s who of creators on all your favorite Hasbro books! Mike Costa of G.I. JOE fame! Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli, and more from Transformers! Amy Mebberson and Heather Nuhfer from My Little Pony! Announcements and inside info you won’t believe! Room 208B

About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

UK – Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Signing

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FORBIDDEN PLANET celebrates the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO with a special signing of the 50th Anniversary Collection from BBC Books. Eleven classic novels, one for each Doctor – repackaged with new introductions. And we have four of the authors for a special event on Saturday 9th March 1 – 2pm at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London SE1 0UP.

PLAYERS (TERRANCE DICKS) Arriving on the sun-baked veldt in the middle of the Boer War, the Sixth Doctor is soon involved in the adventures of struggling politician and war correspondent Winston Churchill. Of course, he knows Churchill is destined for great things, but unseen forces seem to be interfering with Winston’s historic career. The Doctor suspects the hidden hand of the Players, mysterious beings who regard human history as little more than a game. With time running out, can the Doctor find the right moves to defeat them?

REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS (BEN AARONOVITCH) With unfinished business to attend to, the Seventh Doctor returns to where it all began: Coal Hill School in London in 1963. Last time he was here, the Doctor left something behind – a powerful Time Lord artefact that could unlock the secrets of time travel. Can the Doctor retrieve it before two rival factions of Daleks track it down? And even if he can, how will the Doctor prevent the whole of London becoming a war zone as the Daleks meet in explosive confrontation?

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS (GARY RUSSELL) Wilfred Mott is very happy: his granddaughter, Donna, is back home, catching up with family and gossiping about her journeys, and he has just discovered a new star and had it named after him. He takes the Tenth Doctor with him to the naming ceremony. But the Doctor soon discovers something else new, and worryingly bright, in the heavens – something that is heading for Earth. It’s an ancient force from the Dark Times. And it is very, very angry.

THE SILENT STARS GO BY (DAN ABNETT) The winter festival is approaching for the hardy colony of Morphans, but no one is in the mood to celebrate. They’re trying to build a new life on a cold new world, but each year gets harder and harder. It’s almost as if some dark force is working against them. Then three mysterious travelers arrive out of the midwinter night, one of them claiming to be a doctor. Are they bringing the gift of salvation or doom? And what else might be lurking out there, about to wake up?

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

Her Universe Brings Exclusive Dr. Who T-Shirt to Gallifrey One

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Her Universe™ founder, and voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ashley Eckstein, will be appearing at the upcoming Doctor Who fan convention, Gallifrey One, the annual North American Doctor Who celebration, February 15th thru the 17th, at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Eckstein will be bringing along the Her Universe booth filled with all the latest Her Universe Doctor Who fangirl apparel including an exclusive Doctor Who tee, limited to 300, featuring the art of renowned illustrator Russell Walks, only offered at the Gallifrey One 2013 convention. Eckstein will be meeting fans at the Her Universe booth and offering personal styling tips to fangirls throughout the weekend. In addition, she will be appearing on several panels and on stage for a discussion with fans.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to attend Gallifrey One,” said Ashley Eckstein. “It’s an exciting time to be a Doctor Who fan as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this iconic series. In honor of this special event, we are excited to be offering an exclusive design by Russell Walks! Russell and I will be at the Her Universe booth throughout the convention and we look forward to meeting fans throughout the weekend.

“I’m super-excited to be spending the weekend with Ashley and the Her Universe crew eating fish fingers & custard and talking about Doctor Who with the best fans in all of space and time,” said Russell Walks. “I’m also thrilled that ‘The Girl Who Waited’ design on which I worked so hard will finally be available for fans who love Amelia Pond as much as I do!”

About Her Universe
Her Universe was launched in 2009 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, and her partner, The Araca Group, known as one of the most innovative theatrical production and merchandise companies in the world. Her Universe was created to directly address the expanding market of female fans by entering into its first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for the Syfy network including such shows as Battlestar Galactica and with BBC America for Doctor Who and with CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to www.heruniverse.com and by following Eckstein on Facebook (facebook.com/HerUniverse) and Twitter (twitter.com/HerUniverse).

About Gallifrey One 2013
The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One is in its 24th year and is the world’s largest and longest-running Doctor Who fan convention, celebrating the golden anniversary of Doctor Who this year. For more information on Gallifrey One 2013 go to www.gallifreyone.com

About Russell Walks
Although his original career goals included both becoming bionic and joining the rebellion against the Empire, Russell Walks eventually decided that his destiny lie along another path, and chose art school over adventure. Since beginning his career as a professional illustrator, Walks has created art based on licensed properties for a variety of clients, including Lucasfilm, Paramount, Warner Brothers, and Marvel. Walks is also a successful painter; his personal work has won both regional and national acclaim, and hangs in private collections throughout the world. Walks only recently discovered the “Whoniverse,” and is extremely excited to be attending his first Doctor Who convention.

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