Long Beach Comic Expo Announces Guests of Honor, Special Guests and Programming Highlights for February 28 & March 1
Long Beach, CA (February 10) – Long Beach Comic Expo is unveiling legendary guests and buzzworthy panels, as well as innovative programs and new partners, in preparation for the 6th annual Long Beach Comic Expo, to be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on February 28 and March 1, 2015. The Expo will play host to more than 140 guests and 50 panels and, for the first time, it will be held in the full exhibit hall.
Guests of Honor & Special Guests
Long Beach Comic Expo is proud to announce bestselling writer Chris Claremont and bestselling artist Ethan Van Sciver as the Long Beach Comic Expo Guests of Honor. Mr. Claremont has written some of the most beloved and influential comic books of all time; 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of his first issue of THE UNCANNY X-MEN. Mr. Van Sciver is one of the most popular artist in comics; this year marks the 10th anniversary of his iconic work GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH. Both guests will be making their very first appearance at a Long Beach convention. Comic book superstars Arthur Adams (GUARDIANS TEAM UP) and Rachel and Terry Dodson (HARLEY QUINN) are being named Long Beach Comic Expo Special Guests in recognition of their astounding careers as comic book artists.
The convention is proud to recognize the following Special Guests for their commitment to creating stories for kids and young adults across a wide array of media: animation, collectible cards, comics, prose novels, toys and web comics:
- Cecil Castellucci, the young adult novelist (TIN STAR) and writer of the influential YA graphic novel THE PLAIN JANES;
- Steve Ellis, the artist of the young adult webcomic THE ONLY LIVING BOY and MAGIC THE GATHERING cards;
- The Four Horsemen Studio, influential toy designers of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, DC Universe Classics and Man of Steel toy lines, among others.
- Stan Sakai, the writer/ artist of the award winning USAGI YOJIMBO graphic novels;
- Greg Weisman, acclaimed animation writer and producer (GARGOYLES; YOUNG JUSTICE) and author of the fan favorite RAIN OF GHOSTS YA novels;
- Brian Wood, writer of the influential graphic novels DEMO and THE NEW YORK FOUR.
As in past years, attendees will be treated to a wide array of programming. Highlights include:
* One-on-one creator spotlight panels with Chris Claremont, Sandy King Carpenter, Gerry Conway, Katie Cook, Terry & Rachel Dodson, Stan Sakai, Richard Starkings and Ethan Van Sciver hosted by EAT GEEK PLAY.
* Publisher panels hosted by Jesse Snider, including the 40th anniversary of X-men celebration, Lion Forge & IDW Publishing Presents Miami Vice: Remix, and much more.
* Panels for Buffy The Vampire Slayer Comics and Star Wars Rebels: Kanan the Last Padawan comics.
* The Dawn of the Rise of the Devastator: Funny Books for Humans panel, with writers from Cracked, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, The Meltdown and The Onion.
* #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists and fans can learn the entire process of making comics from comic book greats all weekend long. Topics include How to Build a Portfolio, Breaking Into Comics, Writing and Marketing.
* The first ever Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity event with keynote speaker Reginald Hudlin.
* Amazing animation panels: DISNEY AFTERNOON, GARGOYLES, GI JOE, and YOUNG JUSTICE, featuring major voice actors.
* Major media panels including Rotten Tomatoes and Screen Junkie’s Honest Trailers & Movie Fights
* A special screening of the upcoming Magnet Releasing film THE DEAD LANDS.* A special screening of the upcoming Magnet Releasing film THE DEAD LANDS.
* GeekFest Film Fest films at Long Beach Comic Expo, the only Los Angeles area venue to host the full slate of programming for the world’s 1st traveling film fest of “geek” films.
* The Dollar Baby Film Festival.
* The comic book convention premiere of the SHE MAKES COMICS documentary.
* Publishing panels devoted to YA & crime novelists.
* Kids programming including How To Draw My Little Pony.
* Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, will commence its celebration of 10 years of the groundbreaking Graphix imprint and participate in a panel with acclaimed cartoonists Jennifer L. Holm and James Burks and other creators.
* A Saturday night Cosplay Contest and Cosplay panels.
Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests, exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Expo, Saturday, February 28 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 1 from 10:00 am – 5:00 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now at www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.
ABOUT LONG BEACH EXPO: Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.
Artist Ethan Van Sciver, known for his work on titles including Green Lantern, Superman/Batman, New X-Men, and The Flash: Rebirth, appears at Heroes Haven on Saturday November 15th from noon till 6:00 PM.
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
ORLANDO MEGACON – Look What’s Happening
MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the southeastern U.S., begins announcing guests for the 2014 show. MegaCon will take place March 21 -23, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center Hall SB in the North/South Building in Orlando, FL.
Confirmed comic book guests include:
J. Scott Campbell, Frank Brunner, Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Greg Land, Michael Golden, Dennis Calero, George Pérez, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Cully Hamner, Karl Story, Renee Witterstaetter, Billy Tucci (20th anniversary of Shi) and Brian Pulido (15th anniversary of Lady Death), Nick Bradshaw, Adam Kubert, Dan Jurgens, Mike Miller, Joshua Ortega, Digger, Bart Sears, Ethan Van Sciver, Mike McKone, Frank Tieri, Mike Mayhew, Chuck Dixon, Skottie Young
Confirmed media guests include:
Walking Dead – Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, David Morrissey, Beth Kinney, Sonequa Martin-Green
Torchwood – John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Gareth David-Lloyd
Torchwood animated series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse – Eliza Dushku
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Torchwood – James Marsters
Smallville – Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, Laura Vandervoort, Aaron Ashmore
Napolean Dynamite – John Heder
Battlestar Galactica – Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson, Anne Lockhart
Star Wars – Peter Mayhew, Tom Kane
Comic Book Men – Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson
Star Trek, Big Bang Theory – Wil Wheaton;
Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings, Quinton Flynn, Phil LaMarr, Rich Horvitz, Vic Mignogna, Jennifer Hale
You won’t want to miss Comos
First time ever official MegaCon Friday evening Dance for 18+ only
Costume Contest – Drinks – Dancing
Spectacular Laser show & visuals by Empire Visuals
Nelson Flux – Evolv 3
Hosted by Nick Wolfe
$10 – Friday evening from 9pm – 11:30pm
Introducing: The Ghost of the Robot Band with James Marsters – Saturday evening performance $20 in advance $25 at the door.
Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, RPG, LARP, card and miniature gaming events, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, Speed Dating, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.
Thanks to our sponsors: 101.1 WJRR, The am 740 Game, 104.1 Real Radio, Certified Guaranty Company, Central Florida Mensa, Students of the Unusual
The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.
Orange County Convention Center
March 21st – 23rd
Contact Info: email@example.com or www.megaconvention.com
Hollywood comes to Massachusetts! Movies, Super Heroes, Music, Wrestling and Intergalactic Fun come together in Framingham at the Super Megafest, New England’s premiere Celebrity Pop Culture Fan Fest! This year’s event will feature Hollywood icons & celebrities, rock and roll, science fiction and wrestling legends. The Super Megafest takes place Saturday, Nov. 23rd from 10:30am to 6pm & Sunday, Nov 24th from 10:30am to 5pm at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel located at 1657 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701.
Comic, Movie and TV fans will be thrilled with the rare appearance of CHRISTOPHER LLOYD – Doc Brown from Back to the Future. TOM FELTON – best known for playing the role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series. ELIZA DUSHKU – Known for her television roles including recurring appearances as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. JON HEDER – Napolean Dynamite! BARBARA EDEN and BILL DAILY – the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie! MANU BENNETT – Sparticus, The Hobbit and Arrow. RAY PARK- Darth Maul and Snake Eyes plus much more! KAREN ALLEN is best known for her role as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. JEREMY BULLOCH – who starred as Boba Fett in Star Wars! JOSH SUSSMAN – current role as Jacob Ben Israel on the smash hit Glee! BRONSON PINCHOT – Balki Bartokomous on the ABC sitcom Perfect Strangers! AARON ASHMORE – best known for his roles in American TV shows, as Jimmy Olsen in Smallville and as Steve Jinks in Warehouse 13 plus much more. LARRY KENNY – voiced Lion-O of the Thundercats throughout the mid eighties! ELVIRA – Mistress of the Dark! LARRY STORCH – Corporal Agarn on the TV series F-Troop! VIC MIGNOGNA – voice actor and musician best known for his work for ADV Films/Seraphim Digital, Funimation Entertainment/OkraTron 5000, and Viz Media/Studiopolis plus much more! RON MOSS – recognized for his role of 25 years portraying Ridge Forrester on “The Bold And The Beautiful”! FRANK AVRUCH – Boston’s own Bozo the Clown! CARROL SPINNEY- original one and only for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street! MIA ST JOHN – 5x World Boxing Champion and Playboy Cover Model plus much more! Many other guests to be announced!
Wrestling guests include SGT SLAUGHTER and KELLY KELLY! Many other guests to be announced!
Comic artists include ETHAN VAN SCIVER – best known for illustrating a number of titles including Green Lantern, Superman/Batman, New X-Men, and The Flash: Rebirth. AL PLASTINO – best known as one of the most prolific Superman artists of the 1950s! PAUL RYAN – worked extensively for Marvel Comics and DC Comics on a number of super-hero comics including DP7, Fantastic Four, Spiderman, Batman, Flash, Superman and the Phantom plus much more! JOHN HEBERT- X-Men Adventures, Punisher, Deathlok and current Captain Action artist! GREG LAROCQUE – Spider-man, The Avengers, Justice League, Legion of Super-Heroes, & the Flash among many more! JOSE DELBO – main artist on Wonder Woman plus much, much more! HANNIBAL KING – former Magic: The Gathering artist for Wizards of the Coast and worked on comics ranging from Grendel for old Comico to Marvel’s Excaliber to DC’s Green Arrow. JAMAL IGLE – Green Lantern, G.I. Joe, Martian Manhunter and Supergirl plus much more!
The stars will be signing autographs and doing Q & A sessions with fans throughout the day. Professional photos with most celebrities will be available on site! There will also be an incredible dealers room chock full of the hottest collectibles, gifts, toys, comics, movie posters, and trading cards from the 1960s to today!
Start the Megafest on Friday night, Nov 22nd, with the SUPER MEGAFEST COMEDY KICKOFF PARTY featuring 3 top comedians! Surprise celebrity guests will mix and mingle! Every attendee will be entered into a free raffle with awesome prizes and those in full costume will receive a free Super Megafest T-Shirt! A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 8 PM and showtime is 9 PM until midnight! Start the weekend off with a memorable fun-filled night!
The COME TOGETHER MEGA MUSIC FEST celebrates the magical music of some of your favorite artists! Featuring CHUCK NEGRON, formerly of Three Dog Night, MARK LINDSAY, Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers and Loose Salute who will feature the works of Michael Nesmith! Showtime is 7:30 PM to Midnight on Saturday, November 23rd!
For more info visit www.supermegafest.com
September 19, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
PalmCon: The Palm Beach County Comic Book and Collectibles Show
When: September 21st 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: The Palm Beach County Convention Center – 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Admission: $9.00 for Adults at the door – $7.00 in advance (on-line), $5.00 for kids 4-13 at the door – $4.00 in advance (on-line), FREE for children 3 and under.
PalmCon: The Palm Beach Comic Book and Collectibles Show is Palm Beach County’s only comic convention of its kind. This is the third year for PalmCon and for the first year we are moving to the Palm Beach County Convention Center occupying over 50,000 square feet of convention space. As with years past, we strive to bring Palm Beach County the best in comics, animation, and pop-culture while providing a fun and safe family friendly atmosphere.
We are pleased to have film and television actor Deep Roy as one of our guests. Most know him for his role as all of the Oompa Loompas in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Deep Roy also holds the honor of being the only actor to appear on screen in all three major science-fiction franchises – Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. He has also appeared in Transformers, The NeverEnding Story, Flash Gordon, Return to Oz, and he had a recurring role in the HBO series Eastbound and Down. Other media guests include Jim Decker and Robert Z’Dar who is known for his B-movie roles but has also appeared in mainstream films such as Tango and Cash.
PalmCon will also play host to some top names in comics including Ethan Van Sciver who is know for his work at DC Comics on Green Lantern, the Flash and most recently Batman. Returning this year will be comic book legend Jose Delbo who has been in the industry for years working on such titles as Wonder Woman, The Transformers, The Twilight Zone and The ThunderCats. Joining us for the first time will be Allen Bellman who is best known for his work on Captain America back in the 1940s at the start of the “golden age of comic books”. Also making a rare convention appearance will be Carlos Castellanos the cocreator of the wildly popular nationally syndicated comic strip Baldo.
Other attractions at PalmCon will include an appearance by the 501st Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs known for their movie accurate Star Wars costumes and community involvement. Also arriving in time for the show will be a replica of the Ghostbusters’s car Ecto-1 along with the Carolina and Miami Ghostbusters fan groups. As an added bonus to PalmCon this year we are bringing in the Art of Akira Exhibit that features original hand panted cells and production art from Japan’s most famous animated film – Akira. PalmCon continues to receive an amazing amount of support from the local comic scene. Most of the major comic shops in South Florida will be represented at PalmCon along with over 100 vendors, artists, publishers and filmmakers. There will be a raffle, a costume contest, and the Indie-Film Screening Room showing short films created by local filmmakers.
This event grew out of Martin T. Pierro’s love for the small hotel and mall comic shows that were a staple of his childhood days in West Palm Beach. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in comic book characters (as evident by the recent blockbuster films The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and The Dark Knight Rises), so it seemed a perfect time to bring these types of shows back to Palm Beach County.
More information and a complete guest/vendor list can be found here:
Feel free to contact Martin with any questions or comments here:
561.601.4137 – PalmCon@CosmicTimes.net
Granitecon 2013 is just over five weeks away! Join us September 28th and 29th at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire! To celebrate ten years of Granitecon we’re expanding to two days, moving to the larger Expo Center and assembling our largest guest list ever! Expect all sorts of fun events, signings and more!
Chris Giarrusso – Mini Marvels
Ben Templesmith – Ten Grand, 30 Days of Night
Ethan Van Sciver – Green Lantern, Batman
Arthur Suydam – Marvel Zombies
Katie Cook – My Little Pony
Art Baltazar – Tiny Titans
Ron Marz – Witchblade, Green Lantern
Mark Texiera – Ghost Rider
David Petersen – Mouse Guard
Dan Parent – Archie Comics
Craig Rousseau – The Perhapanauts
Plus Voice Actors Including:
Jess Harnell – Animaniacs, The Cleveland Show
Rob Paulsen – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs
Jim Cummings – Winnie the Pooh, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Grey Delisle – Avatar: The Last Airbender, Scooby-Doo, Fairly OddParents
See the full guest list and buy tickets at www.granitecon.com!
Artist Ethan Van Sciver signs at Collectors Corner from 11:00AM – 5:00PM on Saturday July 6th! Plus there’s a cookout, sale, and much more!
7911 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21234
Artist Ethan Van Sciver signs at Mike’s Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Ethan Van Sciver, known for his work on Green Lantern, The Flash, and currently, the New 52’s Batman: The Dark Knight! He will be here from 11am to 6pm, signing! We’ll also have an exclusive, limited edition art print! Members from our local 501st will be here, along with the Blood Center’s Big Red Bus, were everyone can be hero, and save a life, by donating blood! We’ll also have face painting, balloon artists, giveaway, raffles and fun activities for the kids!
Mike’s Comics & Collectibles
8110 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809
Convention Scene will be making our next vendor appearance at the Orlando Toy and Comic Con this Sunday. This is the last show we have lined up for the time being so be sure to come out and take some stuff off our hands. We’ll have comic books, art prints, movie press kits, trading cards, DVDs, and whatever else I can scrounge up.
Guests for the show include Ethan Van Sciver, Billy Tucci, Clay Mann, and Alex Saviuk.
The show will take place at the Radisson, 1724 N. Alafaya Trail, right down the street from UCF. Show hours are from 10 to 5. Over 75 tables of toys, comics, and more.
Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, Ron Garney Among Creators to Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012
Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, Ron Garney Among Top Comics Creators To Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Greg Horn, Phil Jimenez, Michael Golden, Jesus Saiz, David Mack, Arthur Suydam Also Featured At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, November 6, 2012 – Superstar artists Greg Capullo (“Batman,” “Spawn”),Neal Adams (“Green Lantern,” “X-Men”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Action Comics,” “Flash”) and Ron Garney (“Ultimate Captain America,” “Wolverine”) are a few of the nearly 150 top comics creators scheduled to attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The top-flight Artist Alley complements a strong celebrity roster which includes comics legend Stan Lee and seven members of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) cast, headed by Sir Patrick Stewart.
Other well-known artists at New Orleans Comic Con include Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Wonder Woman”), Phil Jimenez (“Captain America Corps,” “Fairest”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Star Wars”),Jesus Saiz (“Resurrection Man,” “Birds of Prey”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”) and Marvel “Zombie King”Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”). Some of the top local Louisiana talent will also be on display, with New Orleans’ Kody Chamberlain (“Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story,” “30 Days of Night”) and Lafayette’s Rob Guillory (“Chew”) atop the list.
Eisner Award winners attending New Orleans Comic Con are Garney, Guillory, Lee (Hall of Fame), Adams (Hall of Fame) and Janet Lee (“Return of the Dapper Men”). Eisner nominees include Mack, Van Sciver, Billy Tucci (“Birds of Prey,” “Sgt. Rock”), Jeremy Whitley (“Order of Dagonet,” “Princeless”) and Eliza Frye (“The Lady’s Murder,” “Lucky House”).
In addition to Lee, Stewart and the “TNG” cast, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku, Reservoir Dogsheadliner Michael Madsen and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® top the celebrity lineup. A variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions will also take place at the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.
Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will 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. Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, December 2, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/
About Wizard World:
Wizard World 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.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
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November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22, 2013 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con