Major Updates for Florida Supercon 2012

Press Release:

South Florida’s Largest Geek Entertainment Festival Returns

June 29 – July 2, 2012 To Miami, FL.
Featuring Comic Books, Anime, Cosplay, Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Video Games, with over 200 guest celebrities, artists, writers and bands!

JUST ANNOUNCED: ALEX KINGSTON (DR. WHO), HORROR LEGEND TOM SAVINI, NICKI CLYNE (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) & MORE!

Miami, FL – Florida Supercon: South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Video Game Festival returns to Miami for its 7th annual event to the Miami Airport Convention Center on Friday, June 29th through Monday, July 2nd. Florida Supercon is a massive four day festival that will feature over 10,000 fans, over 200 guest celebrities, comic book creators, artists, writers, filmmakers and bands, as well as hundreds of events, including: celebrity Q&A’s, costume contests, cosplay photo shoots, industry panels, live music, video games and much more!

Florida Supercon is less than a month away and has just confirmed several new headliners for the already massive guest list! New guest additions include:
Alex Kingston: Star of Doctor Who (River Song) and ER (Dr. Elizabeth Corday).
Tom Savini: Horror Legend and Icon. Actor, Director, Make Up Artist and more!
Nicki Clyne: Star of Battlestar Galactica (Cally Henderson Tyrol).
Bob Bolling: Comic Book Artist/Writer. Creator of Little Archie.
Priscilla Barnes: Star of Three’s Company, The Devil’s Rejects and Mallrats.
Marilyn Ghigliotti: Star of Clerks.
Some of the highlights of guests already announced for Florida Supercon 2012 include:

Television and Movie Stars: Dino Stamatopoulos (Community), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica), Linda Harrison (Planet of the Apes), Chad Lindberg (Supernatural, Fast and the Furious), Noel G. (Walking Dead, Fast and the Furious), Cindy Morgan (Tron, Caddyshack) and Allen Oppenheimer (Six Million Dollar Man, Star Trek).

Stars of The Hunger Games: Dakota Hood, Mackenzie Lintz, Annie Thurman, Tara Macken, Sam Tan and Ethan Jamieson.

Comic Book Guests of Honor: Neal Adams (Batman, The Avengers, X-Men), Carmine Infantino (Godfather of The Silver Age, Creator of Batgirl, The Flash and Poison Ivy) and George Perez (The Avengers, Wonder Woman, Superman, Teen Titans).

Comic Book Superstar Artists: Olivier Coipel (Avengers vs. X-Men, Thor), Steve Epting (Captain America, Fantastic Four), Rags Morales (Action Comics/Superman), Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest, Justice League), Clay Mann (X-Men), Ariel Olivetti (G.I. Combat, Incredible Hulk, Cable), Brad Walker (Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy), Shawn Crystal (Deadpool), Dan Parent (Archie), Greg Horn (Green Lantern, Ms. Marvel) and much more!

Comic Book Legends: Denny O’Neil (Batman, Green Lantern), Roy Thomas (The Avengers, X-Men, Star Wars), Jose Delbo (Wonder Woman, Batman), Bill Sienkiewicz (Daredevil, New Mutants, Spider-Man), Howard Chaykin (Star Wars, The Avengers, Captain America), Allen Bellman (1940’s Captain America, Human Torch).

Comic Book Industry Guests: Lauren Sankovich (Marvel Comics), Alex Segura (Archie Comics) and David Uslan (Graphic.Ly).

Musical Headliners: Less Than Jake, Celldweller and over fifteen support bands.

Stars of Ghost Hunters on SyFy: Britt Griffith, Paul Bradford and Scott Tepperman.

Michael Uslan, producer of summer blockbuster Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.

Legendary Horror Filmmakers: Lloyd Kaufman (Troma, Toxic Avenger) and Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast).

Creators and Stars of Adult Swim’s Frankenhole and Morel Orel: Dino Stamatopoulos, Scott Adsit and Britta Phillips.

Anime Stars: Brittney Karbowski (Soul Eater), J. Michael Tatum (Black Butler, One Piece), Stephanie Young (Claymore, One Piece) and David Vincent (Code Geass, Bleach).

Video Game Voice Stars: D.C. Douglas (Mass Effect, Resident Evil) and Michael Hogan (Mass Effect, Skyrim).

Animation Voice Stars: Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Gregg Berger (Transformers), Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Larry Kenney (Thundercats), Allen Oppenheimer (He-Man and The Masters of the Universe) and Billy West (Futurama, Ren and Stimpy).

Wrestling Stars: Raven, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and The Nasty Boys.

Florida Supercon has dedicated programming tracks for each of the genre’s being celebrated. Some of the amazing events planned include:
· Q&A’s with all of our attending guests
· Comic art portfolio reviews for aspiring artists
· Fan panels for all aspects of the show (Comics, Anime, Animation, Sci-Fi etc.)
· Industry panels for breaking into Comics, Anime, Animation etc…
· The FSC Costume Competition (with over $3,000 in cash and prizes)
· Dozens of Cosplay Photo Shoots for cosplayers and photographers
· Supercon Championship Wrestling featuring Cobra Commander, The Joker, The Mario Bros., The Geico Caveman and more!
· Filmmaking workshops with legendary Filmmakers
· The FSC Film Festival
· The FSC Tech Track
· Live Musical Performances
· Live Stand Up Comedy
· Anime Screenings and Anime Music Videos
· Over 100 Video Game stations and Video Game Tournaments
· A 50,000 square feet exhibition room with over 300 booths and tables featuring vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers and exhibits.

Complete information on all our guests and dozens of more events taking place all weekend can be found at www.floridasupercon.com

The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, JUNE 29: 12:00PM – 2:00AM, SATURDAY, JUNE 30: 10:00AM – 2:00AM, SUNDAY, JULY 1: 10:00AM – 2:00AM, MONDAY, JULY 2: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
THE MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER is located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126 and has over 175,000 square feet of total convention space.

UK – Brilliant Doctor Who Signing

Steven Moffat and several Doctor Who writers sign at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, November 30th!

Press Release:

We have a brilliant signing event for THE BRILLIANT BOOK OF DOCTOR WHO 2012 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Wednesday 30th November from 6 – 7pm.

Packed with unseen photographs and original artwork and illustrations, The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2012 is your indispensable guide to Series 6 of Doctor Who.

Guests at our brilliant event will include contributors to the book JASON ARNOPP, DAVID BAILEY, BENJAMIN COOK, JAMES GOSS and DAVID LLEWELLYN along with editor CLAYTON HICKMAN and designer PAUL LANG.

As if that were not enough, they will be joined by three scriptwriters from Doctor Who Season Six, MARK GATISS, TOM McRAE and GARETH ROBERTS – plus GARY RUSSELL will be there to sign ‘The Doctor Who Encyclopedia’!

We are also delighted to announce that STEVEN MOFFAT award winning head writer and executive producer will be joining us.

Please note that, due to time constraints, we may have to place limits on the amount of items to be signed. Due to unavoidable work commitments the line up may be subject to change. Please check our website for the latest information.

NY – 1st Annual Depot Day

Ron Marz, Joe Staton, Matthew Dow Smith, Nelson Blake, Richard Kane Ferguson, and Paul Harding appear on Saturday, August 13th, 2011 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM!

Press Release:

The Comic Depot is offering a fun free day to all of our customers and comic fans on Saturday, Aug. 13. The day will feature appearances from local comic creators including writer Ron Marz, artists Joe Staton, Matthew Dow Smith, Nelson Blake and Richard Kane Ferguson, and toy and statue sculptor Paul Harding. The creators’ collective credits include thousands of comic issues, including Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Batman, Witchblade, Dr. Who, Scooby Doo and Magdalena, as well as DC Direct action figures and Magic the Gathering cards.

There will also be a 1960s Batmobile replica onsite, as well as characters in costume. Some of the artists will also be holding a drawing class for children.

“Creating comics is a pretty solitary job, whether you’re an artist or writer. So the chance to get out and meets the fans is always great,” said Marz, who has written comics for more than 20 years. “And, honestly, I want to get my picture taken in the Batmobile!”

The appearances will take place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and a storewide sale on comics, action figures and graphic novels will occur all day!

The Comic Depot is a family owned comic book store serving all or your comic and gaming needs. Conveniently located in the Wilton Mall, the Comic Depot has a wide variety of comics, graphic novels, action figures, board games, collectable card games and items for all ages.

Comic Depot
Wilton Mall, 3065 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Dr. Who Stars Enjoy Their Burrito at SDCC 2011

The Nerdist podcast welcomes Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, stars of Doctor Who, for their Comic-Con International show! Join hosts Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira on Saturday July 23rd at 8pm at 4th and B as they bring The Doctor and Amy Pond to San Diego! More special guests to be announced!

Tickets are $34.00 (21+ only) Get ‘em while they last!

4th and B
345 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101

CA – Doctor Who Signing

Press Release:

Matt Smith (The Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) sign at Amoeba Music Hollywood on Tuesday July 26th at 7pm to celebrate the release of Doctor Who: Series Six, Part 1(on DVD and Blu-ray).

Limited to 200 purchasers of Doctor Who: Series Six, Part 1 (available for purchase starting July 19 at Amoeba Hollywood). Fans can get ONE item of their choice signed as long as they have purchased Series Six, Part 1 on DVD or Blu-ray. (Limit one per person).

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Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their triumphant return as the Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who!  In Part 1, the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves in Sixties America, battling the invasion the world forgot, then journey on the high seas of 1696 aboard a pirate ship, to solve the mystery of the Siren. In a bubble universe at the very edge of reality, the Doctor meets an old friend with a new face, and in a monastery on a remote island in the near future, an industrial accident takes on a terrible human shape. And waiting for them, at the end of all this, is the battle of Demon’s Run, and the Doctor’s darkest hour. Can even the truth about River Song save the Time Lord’s soul? Only two things are certain. Silence will fall. And a good man is going to die…

Part 1 of the new season delivered record ratings on BBC AMERICA, earned rave reviews including an “A” and a spot “The Must List” from Entertainment Weekly, and was featured on NBC’s Today show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Amoeba Music Hollywood
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Doctor is In! Matt Smith and Karen Gillan Make 1st-Ever SDCC Appearance in 2011

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (Dr. Who)

Via: Anglophenia (BBC America):

The Doctor and Amy Pond are heading back West, this time for San Diego Comic-Con. Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will make their first-ever appearance at the mega-popular annual event, BBC America has revealed today. On Sunday, July 24, the TARDIS twosome will take part in Doctor Who panel alongside show writer (and Being Human creator) Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis.

And the channel has announced that it will bring out the star and creator of the new haunted apartment thriller, Bedlamset to premiere on BBC America in October. Lead actor Theo James (Downton Abbey) and show creatorDavid Allison will host a Friday, July 22 screening of the Bedlam premiere followed by a discussion and Q&A. They will also do a signing at BBC America’s booth.

Here’s BBC America’s full schedule for Comic-Con — and be sure to follow @anglophenia on Twitter for further updates on this year’s events:

Friday, July 22

5:15-6:15 p.m. BBC America’s Bedlam: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A – Star Theo James (Underworld 4: New Dawn, Downton Abbey) and creator David Allison (Boy Meets Girl) host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Bedlam Heights, the stylish new apartment building, has sexy tenants and gorgeous decor. But little do the new residents suspect that behind the luxury fittings lay unimaginable horrors. This is a place tainted by abuse, suffering and death – and the ghosts of its dark and violent past are out for revenge. As the direct descendant of those who ran the asylum, Kate (Charlotte Salt, The Tudors) – who both lives and works there – is a prime target. She is surprised by the unexpected arrival of Jed (James) – her adopted cousin. Jed is unique. With a history of mental illness, he’s a troubled man who sees ghosts and visions of the past. Recent messages to ‘Save Kate,’ propel him back into Kate’s life. Can he really ‘Save Kate?’ And from whom, or what, does she need saving? Everybody has a dark side in this new series also starring Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Hugo Speer (Skins) and Will Young (Pop Idol winner, Skins).  Bedlam premieres Saturday, October 8, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturdays. Twitter: @BBCAmerica#Bedlam.

Saturday, July 23

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Bedlam star Theo James and creator David Allison signing at the BBC America booth.

Sunday, July 24

12:30 – 1:30 pm, BBC America’s Doctor Who – Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A with Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse (Being Human creator) and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. They’re bringing with them exclusive new footage from the new episodes airing later this summer on BBC AMERICA.  Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way and almost always sidestepping danger.

Doctor Who, from award winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, stars BAFTA nominee Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion Amy Pond, along with Arthur Darvill as Rory and Alex Kingston who plays River Song.  Part One of the new season, which premiered in April, delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA and marked the first time Doctor Who filmed on American soil.   Its finale ended with the unveiling of a massive secret and the words “Let’s Kill Hitler” on screen. Part One of Doctor Who arrives on Blu-ray/DVD on July 19 and Part Two premieres late summer on BBC AMERICA’sSupernatural Saturdays. Twitter: @BBCAmerica#DoctorWho

THE BBC AMERICA BOOTH (#3629)

Fans of Doctor Who will find an assortment of contemporary and classic licensed merchandise at Comic Con, available at the BBC AMERICA booth, in addition to officially licensed Doctor Who partners’ booths.  The BBC AMERICA booth will also offer fans several product exclusives including: a comic book convention special, the River Song figure, and multiple t-shirt styles.  From t-shirts to action figures, Sonic Screwdrivers to comic books,Doctor Who will have something for fans of any age.

PANEL AND SIGNING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JULY 22

5:15-6:15p.m. BBC AMERICA’s Bedlam: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A – Star Theo James and creator David Allison host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Room: 7AB

SATURDAY, JULY 23

11:00-11:30a.m. Bedlam star Theo James and creator David Allison signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

SUNDAY, JULY 24

12:30-1:30p.m. BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who – Stars Matt SmithKaren Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A with writer Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth WillisHall H

 

BBC Reveals SDCC 2010 Plans

Press Release:

BBC BRINGS BEING HUMAN AND LOOK AROUND YOU TO COMIC-CON

- Exclusive screenings, panels, signings and Doctor Who exclusive merchandise -

New York, NY – June 23, 2010 – BBC returns to Comic-Con with a full line-up of panels, screenings, signings and exclusive merchandise at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

BBC AMERICA’s hit sci-fi show Being Human, which follows three twenty-somethings living double lives as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost, returns for an all-new U.S. premiere season the same weekend as Comic-Con. The Los Angeles Times declared, “Buffy fans – come out of the Twilight and sink your teeth into this import.” Creator/writer Toby Whithouse will join cast members Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan on stage for a fan Q&A and signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629). Being Human premieres on BBC AMERICA Saturday, July 24, directly following the Doctor Who season finale. Being Human: Season 1 DVD (DVD/Blu-ray) hits stores on July 20.

Matt Groening calls it “one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen.” The BAFTA-nominated Look Around You is a spoof comedy based on the unforgettable educational programs of the ’70s. Created by and starring Robert Popper (Peep Show, Hot Fuzz) and Peter Serafinowicz (Couples Retreat, Shaun of the Dead), presenters Jack Morgan (Popper) and Peter Packard (Serafinowicz) bring the nonsensical wonders of science and a series of gloriously deadpan experiments to life as the show comes to BBC DVD. Peter and Robert will take fan Q&As at their panel as well as signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629). Look Around You: Season 1 DVD goes on sale July 20.

Doctor Who, which delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA, wraps on air the weekend of Comic-Con. While the team is currently filming and unable to attend Comic-Con, that doesn’t mean the Doctor’s presence won’t be felt in San Diego. BBC AMERICA will host an exclusive U.S. premiere fan screening of this season’s two-part finale, along with the all-new season opener of Being Human.

This year marks the first time contemporary Doctor Who exclusives have been available for sale at Comic-Con. Fans can purchase the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) figurine in burgundy shirt and suspenders and an Orange Dalek Scientist figurine as well as two show exclusive t-shirts designed especially for the event. Being Human t-shirts will also be available at the BBC AMERICA booth.

PANEL AND SIGNING SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 22

2:30-3:30pm: Look Around You signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629)

5:00-6:00pm Look Around You panel: As their BAFTA-nominated show comes to BBC DVD, creators-stars Robert Popper (Peep Show, Hot Fuzz) and Peter Serafinowicz (Couples Retreat, Shaun of the Dead), are on stage to take questions from the fans. Room 6A

8:00-11:00pm BBC AMERICA U.S. Premiere Screenings of Doctor Who and Being Human: Catch the all-new season opener of Being Human, written by Toby Whithouse and starring Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan and the two-part finale of Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat and starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Room 6DE

Friday, July 23

2:00-3:00pm Being Human signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629)

6:00-7:00pm Being Human panel: Creator/writer Toby Whithouse with cast members Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan are on stage for a fan Q&A and exclusive inside peek to the new U.S. premiere season launching the same weekend as Comic-Con. Don’t miss the chance to get the inside secrets on the double-lives of a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost, joined this season by George’s friend Nina who has a mysterious secret of her own. Room 6A

About BBC Worldwide, America:

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK public broadcaster, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Rhode Island. The business brings together the seven core BBC Worldwide divisions: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Global Brands, Digital Media, Home Entertainment & Magazines. The highly acclaimed cable channel BBC America, now available in 67 million homes, and the smash hit Dancing with the Stars, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions are among the key brands in the region.

NYC – The Doctor is In

Doctor Who stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat speak with USA Today’s Whitney Matheson.

*** PLEASE NOTE, A RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION. SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS ON THE DAY OF THE SCREENING ***

BBC AMERICA presents a special screening event of the new DOCTOR WHO, immediately followed by a Q&A with the new Doctor Matt Smith, his new enigmatic companion Karen Gillan and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 PM at the Village East Cinema.

The Q&A session will be moderated by USA TODAY’s Whitney Matheson, author of the Pop Candy blog.

On April 17, 2010, a new era of the BAFTA-winning series, Doctor Who, premieres on BBC AMERICA. From new lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, the series follows the adventures of The Doctor, the mysterious traveler who, with his human companions, journeys throughout all of time and space, facing a variety of foes and righting wrongs.

Watch the official Doctor Who trailer

Follow BBC AMERICA on Twitter, on Facebook and visit the official Doctor Who site

RSVP on Facebook

THE SCREENING IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE NOTE, A RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION. SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS ON THE DAY OF THE SCREENING.
 Village East Cinema, 2nd Ave New York, NY 10003

Tony Lee at Comic-Con International

For those who asked, my SDCC schedule is pretty much worked out and goes as follows….

Wednesday: Preview Night – Nothing.

Thursday: 11am-12pm – Signing Doctor Who at IDW booth. 6pm-7pm – Random House panel, Room 10. (no, I can’t say why I’m there yet…)

Friday: 2pm-3pm – Signing Captain Action Booth, 3849.

Saturday: 12.30-1.30pm – Vampire Panel With Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt, Steve Niles, Leslie Klinger and more, room 5A

Sunday: 12pm-1pm – Signing Doctor Who at IDW, followed by afternoon wedding of @RayDillon and @RenaeDeLiz. Somewhere.

Source: Twitter

Chicago Tardis – Doctor Who Convention (2009)

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Convention Website: http://www.chicagotardis.com

Date(s):: 11/27/2009 – 11/29/2009

Location: The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL 60148 USA

Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 20/50

Projected Attendance:: 800-1000

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