LEE MAJORS, MARY MCDONNELL, ADAM WEST, “BRADY BUNCH BOYS” AMONG HEADLINERS AT WIZARD WORLD BIG APPLE COMIC CON, OCTOBER 1-2-3 AT MANHATTAN’S PENN PLAZA PAVILION
First Convention Appearance For Majors in 30 years, First for “Bradys” together on East Coast and First for West-Burt Ward in N.Y. in Two Decades; Claudia Christian, Julia Jones And 200+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors To Attend
NEW YORK, Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, is set for Friday through Sunday, October 1-3, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Manhattan. The event, the largest and longest-running Comic Con in New York, will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and plenty 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.
Celebrity guests include:
Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy)
Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica)
Adam West, Burt Ward (Batman)
Walter Koenig (Star Trek)
Claudia Christian (Babylon 5)
Julia Jones (Twilight: Eclipse)
Jake Lloyd, Ahmed Best, Bonnie Piesse (Star Wars)
Doug Jones (Hellboy)
Erin Gray (Buck Rogers)
Herb Jefferson, Jr (Battlestar Galactica – original series)
Richard Anderson (Six Million Dollar Man)
Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland (Brady Bunch)
Dan Folger (Balls of Fury, Fanboys)
Larry Thomas (Seinfeld)
Diora Baird (30 Days of Night)
Scott Porter (Caprica)
Captain Zorikh (Sci-fi Science, Jedi Junkies)
Paris Themmen (Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, and Akihiro Kitamura (Human Centipede)
Kevin Nash, Ted DiBiase, Shane Douglas, Joel Gertner, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Virgil, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, Mikey Whipwreck, “Simply the Best” G.A. West, Torrie Wilson, Tammy “Sunny” Sytch (pro wrestlers)
Alison Whitmore (Editor – IFC.com)
Knicks City Dancers
They will be among the stars on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take professional photographs (Photo Ops) with fans.
This is Lee Majors’ first convention appearance in 30 years and the first time the ‘Brady Boys’ have been together on the East Coast,
It is also the first time in nearly 20 years that West and his “Batman” co-star Burt Ward will have appeared together in New York.
Other popular Big Apple Comic Con celebrity guests include Claudia Christian (“Look,” “Babylon 5″), Julia Jones (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, JONAH HEX), Jake Lloyd (STAR WARS: EPISODE I, “The Pretender”), Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5″) and other well-known personalities.
Fans can also meet their favorite comic artists, writers, and editors, including Carmine Infantino (Co-Creator of The Flash; Deadman; Batgirl; Human Target; Black Canary and the top Batman artist of the 60s!), Mike Grell (Green Arrow), Herb Trimpe (Hulk; Iron Man), Jerry Robinson (Batman, creator of Robin and Joker), Mark Millar (“Kick-Ass, Wanted), Dick Ayers (Sgt. Fury, The Incredible Hulk), Rich Buckler (Fantastic Four, All-Star Squadron), Irwin Hasen (Green Lantern, Dondi), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super Heroes, former DC president), Bob Wiacek (X-Men, The Brave and the Bold), Joe Madureira (Darksiders, Uncanny X-Men, Battle Chasers), Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern, Superman/Batman), Greg Horn (Blackest Night, Elektra, Ms. Marvel), Alex Maleev (Batman, Daredevil), Michael Golden (Wolverine: First Class, New Exiles), Mark Texeira (Moon Knight, Ghost Rider), Trevor Von Eeden (Black Lightning, Batman), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia), Leinil Yu (Wolverine; X-Men; Ultimate Comics: Avengers 2; Uncanny X-Men), Billy Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock), Mark Texeira (Moon Knight, Ghost Rider), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies, Batman), Steve Manion (Fearless Dawn), Louis Small, Jr (Vampirella), Rob Liefeld (Deadpool, Youngblood), Jim Shooter (former editor-in-chief, Marvel, Valiant), Bill Jemas (former Marvel Comics publisher), J. David Spurlock (Author, artist, and editor), and many other national and local creators.
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 costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 200 dealer booths.
Special events at Big Apple Comic Con include the “Magic: The Gathering” card game tournament, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops) with celebrities and others to be announced.
The Penn Plaza Pavilion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., in the historic Hotel Pennsylvania. Big Apple Comic Con is the fifth stop on Wizard’s eight-city 2010 North American tour. Hours are Friday, Oct. 1, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (all times Eastern). Tickets are available in advance or by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at www.wizardworld.com/bigapple.html at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25; three-day weekend tickets are $45, 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.
For the most recent event information please visit http://www.bigapplecon.com become a Big Apple Comic Con Fan on Facebook.
Via Gentle Giant:
Pan’s Labyrinth Mini Busts
Meet Guillermo del Toro and Doug Jones
on Saturday, July 24th
Booth # 3513
Have your mini busts autographed by Guillermo del Toro and Doug Jones at our booth on Saturday, July 24th between 2 pm and 4 pm. These mini busts available for purchase at our booth from Wednesday (Preview Night), July 21st through Saturday, July 24th.
We will set aside a limited quantity for our Premier Guild Members of both Pan’s Labyrinth Mini Busts. These will be made available to order after the show.
Additional information regarding Gentle Giant Events at the 2010 San Diego Comic Convention will be made available next week. We look forward to seeing you at our booth #3513.
Gentle Giant Staff
Doug Jones signs the DVDs Hellboy 1 & 2, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer on June 11 at 7pm.
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION FEATURES DIRECTORS AND STARS OF TWO NEW MOVIES “LEGION” AND “THE GRAVES” ON JANUARY 10, 2010
The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION has it’s first show of 2010 with Sony Pictures hosting a Special Presentation on LEGION, a new supernatural themed movie with Director SCOTT STEWART and Stars TYRESE GIBSON (Transformers), ADRIANNE PALACKI (Friday Night Lights), and DOUG JONES (Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Abe Sapien in Hellboy Movies). LEGION Presentation starts at 12:00 P.M.
BRIAN PULIDO, the Creator of CHAOS! Comics characters Lady Death, Evil Ernie, and Purgatori, is now the Writer/Director/Producer of his first full length horror Movie THE GRAVES. BRIAN will appear on stage to preview scenes from THE GRAVES at 2:00 P.M. with Stars TONY TODD (Candyman series of horror Movies), BILL MOSELEY (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), CLARE GRANT and JILLIAN MURRAY (starring as The Graves sisters).
Do some after holiday shopping and get great bargains in the Dealers Room featuring Old and New Comic Books, Toys, Action Figures, DVD’s Movie Memorabilia, Trading Cards, and much more.
The JANUARY 10, 2010 Convention will be located at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, across the street from USC College. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Regular Admission $8.00, five years and under free. Early Admission $10.00. Premium Admission $20.00. Free give-aways from LEGION and THE GRAVES, as well as autograph sessions.
Check the website at www.comicbookscifi.com under Tickets for more information on the program, give-aways, and exclusive items that come with the Premium Admission.
Wizard World Philadelphia starts today.
Paolo Rivera will only be accepting watercolor headsketches.
According to Metal Underground, Terminal Press will be at booth #1000 with an exclusive “DIMMU BORGIR: Dark Fortress” preview book.
Zenescope will have some special cover editions.
According to Icon ss. Icon, UFC star Matt Serra will be there.
Action Figure Insider notes that Shocker Toys will have a Sam Keith’s MTV The Maxx Exclusive.
Toymakers The Four Horsemen have released their schedule.
Brad Guigar will be there with some new books.
Ian Glaubinger in artist alley at booth #88A.
Artist Daphne Lage and writer JD Calderon with trades, toys, sketches, and more.
Dan Moser will have a preview of Chaotic Soldiers.
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