Phoenix Comicon 2010 Adds More Guests

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Our favorite demon turned mortal – Anya is coming!
Actress Emma Caulfield will be at Phoenix Comicon, Sunday, May 30th 2010.

PHOENIX, AZ MAY 18TH 2010: Actress Emma Caulfield will be appearing at Phoenix Comicon later this month, joining editor Christian Beranek for a talk about Emma’s Contropussy webcomic and then speaking at a Q&A session where the floor will be open for questions about all of her work. Emma Caufield is best known for her role as Anya, on the critically acclaimed hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

“I absolutely loved her in Buffy,” said Jared Arthur, Phoenix Comicon’s Operations Director.

After spending time on TV, Emma landed the starring role as “Caitlin Green” in the Revolution Studios thriller Darkness Falls. Caulfield then went on to produce and star in the film Bandwagon. Some of Caulfield’s other work includes numerous television movies and the short film Hollow, an official selection in over 30 festival. She won the best actress award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and the Sydney International Film Festival (A Night of Horrors). Most recently Caulfield starred in the romantic comedy/sci-fi hybrid film Timer. Emma has also re-teamed with Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) recurring on her new television series Gigantic.

“Emma is great, so many fans will be very excited she’s coming!” said Convention Center Director Matt Solberg.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com
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Eureka! We’ve Got Him!

Eureka co-creator Jaime Paglia will be at Phoenix Comicon over Memorial Day Weekend

PHOENIX, AZ MAY 19TH: Eureka co-creator Jaime Paglia will join Kevin Grazier, John Scalzi (consultants for Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, and Stargate Universe) and science fiction movie consultant Seth Shostak to discuss science fiction in TV & Film. Jaime Paglia will also talk about his hit series, Eureka. The series has become a science fiction centerpiece hit for the SyFy channel and will air its 4th season in July. Fans of Eureka are encouraged to mark Paglia’s appearances in the Conquest Scheduler at www.phoenixcomicon.com.

“I can’t wait to hear Jaime speak!” Said Anabel Martinez, Director of Marketing for Phoenix Comicon.

Jaime Paglia is the co-creator and Executive Producer of the Syfy Channel record-setting series, Eureka, which is currently in production on its fourth season of 20 episodes. Paglia started his career in feature films before creating Eureka with Andrew Cosby for the SyFy Channel and NBC Universal Television Studios. Eureka is not just a fan favorite, but also a critical success. Eureka was nominated in 2007 for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for a Series. The series did win the Leo Award for Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series.

Convention Center Director Matt Solberg commented, “Maybe we’ll get some clues on what to expect in the 4th season.”

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com
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The Green Lantern and The Flash and A Keyboard, Oh My!

Ethan Van Scriver talks about life, theories and plans at Phoenix Comicon

MAY 5th 2010, PHOENIX, AZ: Ethan Van Sciver will be back at Phoenix Comicon this May for numerous events, discussing his life, music, and of course comic books! Van Sciver is an American comic book artist, best known for illustrating a number of titles including Green Lantern, Superman/Batman, New X-Men, and currently, The Flash: Rebirth. His work is noted for its consistently detailed rendering.

“This guy does it all!” Said Anabel Martinez, Director of Marketing for Phoenix Comicon.

Many of Van Sciver’s most notable works have been produced in collaboration with writer Geoff Johns on the superhero-horror one-shot The Flash: Iron Heights. In 2008, Van Sciver was the guest artist on an issue of Justice League of America(#20). Van Sciver has also done the six-issue mini-series The Flash: Rebirth, and variant covers for the Green Lantern and DC Comics event, The Blackest Night.

Fans of Ethan Van Scriver who are attending Phoenix Comicon this year are now able mark on their personal calendars where Ethan will be at the convention by using the new ConQuest Convention Scheduler at PhoenixComicon.com.

“Can’t wait to have him back, it’s always a fun time when Ethan is here.” Said Matt Solberg, Convention Center Director.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com
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It’s the Mastermind of Sci-Fi Himself!
Michael A. Stackpole shares his wisdom at Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix, AZ May 12th 2010: New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole will be at Phoenix Comicon, to describe digital publishing and writing. The spotlight will also be on Stackpole when he presents his three week program on preparing future writers on writing novels. Of course, Michael Stackpole will also discuss Star Wars, Star Trek, and other fictional universes he has written in. Specific days of Michael A. Stackpole’s events at Phoenix Comicon are listed in the new Conquest Scheduler at phoenixcomicon.com.

Convention Center Director Matt Solberg commented, “We’re very excited to have such a natural share his wisdom.”

Michael A. Stackpole is a science fiction and fantasy author best known for his Star Wars ( Several from the Star Wars: X-wing series and two from The New Jedi Order series) and Battletech books. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1979 with a BA in History. He sold his first gaming project to Flying Buffalo Inc. in 1977, and then headed for Arizona.

Stackpole’s Writing Workshop, “21 Days to a Novel,” is a three week program for preparing future writers to write a novel. This set of 21 exercises is broken down to give everything from character creation to world building, practical plotting devices, dialogue development and character voice creation tools. Additional cost is $20.

“It’s exciting to hear such a master speak!” said Anabel Martinez, Phoenix Comicon’s Marketing Director.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com

CA – Webcomic Factory Launch Party

 Emma Caulfield, Christian Beranek and more celebrate the launch of The Webcomic Factory with exclusive comics, prizes and other cool merch on May 26th from 6 – 9pm!

Appearing:
Emma Caulfield (Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Contropussy)
Camilla Rantsen (Contropussy)
Diana Falzone (Hot Mess, TV and Radio personality)
Christian Beranek (Starship Troopers, Disney’s Kingdom Comics)
Tony DiGerolamo (The Simpsons, Super Frat)

The Comic Bug, 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

IL – Contropussy Signing

Emma Caulfield! “ANYA” from Buffy The Vampire Slayer! Creator of the CONTROPUSSY webcomic! At CHALLENGERS! Neat!  Emma will be here showing of the new CONTROPUSSY Collection (with an exclusive Challengers cover) and she’s bringing a stack of photos and Anya action figures as well.  We’re super happy to have her and expect a pretty large turnout, and this time it won’t be 100º in the store, so that’s a plus!

Special thanks to Josh, Christian and all the great peeps at POPCULT for helping make this happen.

Challengers Comics, 1845 N. Western Ave. 2R, Chicago, IL 60647

http://challengerscomics.com

Chicago Comic-Con Presents Celebrity Guests

CHICAGO COMIC-CON RETURNS AUGUST 6-9

Rosemont’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center to Host Annual Comic-Con, Video Game Expo and Pop Culture Event

Tickets on Sale Now

July 27, 2009 – Chicago Comic-Con returns from August 6-9 with a lineup guaranteed to impress pop culture fans everywhere.

“This year’s lineup of talent is by far our largest and we have brought out guests for people of all ages,” said Wizard CEO Gareb Shamus. “We listened to our fans who told us exactly what they wanted, and we feel this is what we are giving them. Over 600 guests in all, an incredible number.”

This year’s show includes a host of celebrity guests including “Twilight” stars Cameron Bright, Alex Meraz, & Christopher Heyerdahl, Academy Award Nominee Edward James Olmos, the “Stand & Deliver” and “Battlestar Galactica” star, the stunning Michelle Rodriguez from “The Fast and the Furious,” Ray Park, Snake Eyes, in the new G.I. Joe film (also Darth Maul from Star Wars), UFC former Heavyweight Champion Andrei “the Pitbull” Arlovski, “Hellboy II” and “Blade 2″ star Luke Goss; “Baywatch” actress Donna D’Errico; “Star Wars” actor Billy Dee Williams; “The Incredible Hulk,” Lou Ferrigno, and “Ghostbusters” star Ernie Hudson.

Also scheduled to appear are actresses Margot Kidder, pop star Taylor Dayne and “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” star Emma Caulfield.

The convention features selections from every corner of the pop-culture world, including movies, TV, toys, comics, video games, anime, manga, sci-fi, horror, WWE, MMA and other forms of entertainment – along with video game tournaments and costume contests.

All fans attending the show are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character, with an opportunity to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. Top entries also will reach millions of fans via Wizard Magazine, wizarduniverse.com and wizardworld.com as well as other fan web sites.

The convention opens with a special preview night beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, and continues through the weekend of August 7-9, beginning each day at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. for Advance Ticket Buyers.) Tickets are on sale now at www.wizardworld.com or call 877-402-3748 for single day tickets, weekend passes and VIP packages. Tickets start at $25.

About Us:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Wizard Entertainment publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare and FunFare, and numerous books about today’s top talent, comic books and toys. Gareb produces Chicago Comic-Con at the Rosemont Convention center, August 6-9, Big Apple Comic-Con at Pier 94, October 16-18, Anaheim Comic-Con at the Anaheim Convention Center, April 16-18, 2010, Wizard World Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Convention Center June 11-13, 2010 and Toronto Comic-Con, dates TBD.