A brief look back at the Cincinnati Comic Expo.
Updated throughout the week.
MegaCon Adds to 2013 Guest List with Gates McFadden, Michael Hogan, Chris Claremont, Steve McNiven, Etc.
ORLANDO MEGACON’S GUEST LIST JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!!
MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to make its initial announcement of guests. MegaCon will take place March 15th – 17th, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Megacon is happy to add to its comic guest list: Chris Claremont, Mike Choi, Andrew Robinson, Doug Sneyd, Jose Delbo, Matteo Scalera, Steve McNiven, Michael Atiyeh, Jimmy Cheung and George Pérez
Other comic book guests include:
Neal Adams, Mark Waid, Gail Simone, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Brian Pulido, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Billy Tucci, Georges Jeanty, Tim Townsend and Craig Boldman
Many more to be included!
MegaCon is happy to include:
Star Trek:TNG’s “Dr.Crusher”: Gates McFadden
Battlestar Galactica’s “Saul Tigh”: Michael Hogan
Teen Wolf, Slingblade, F Troop: James Hampton
Other Media guests include:
Star Trek:TNG cast members; Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn and John DeLancie
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Dean Cain
Star Wars: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch
Incredible Hulk: Lou Ferrigno
Ghost Hunters’ International: Paul Bradford, Scott Tepperman
Many more to be included!
Back by popular demand Frenchy and the Punk plus new to MegaCon The Ken Spivey Band
Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, RPG gaming events, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.
The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.
Orange County Convention Center
March 15th – 17th, 2013
Contact Info: email@example.com or www.megaconvention.com
Legendary comic artist George Pérez confirmed on his Facebook page that he will appear at the Boston Comic Con next year on April 20-21, 2013! “I believe this will be my first Boston show in almost two decades, so it will be great to get back after so long,” said Pérez. He also mentioned that he will open a pre-con commission list in September, any collectors interested in getting a piece should follow his page for more details. The Boston Comic Con is excited to bring such a prolific artist back to the Bay State after a long hiatus to meet and greet his fans.
About George Pérez:
George Pérez has been a popular artist in the comic book industry since his first run on Avengers in the 70s. He went on to garner more acclaim working with writer Marv Wolfman on many seminal titles for DC Comics, particularly New Teen Titans and Crisis on Infinite Earths. Pérez later re-launched Wonder Woman as both artist and writer in a run which brought the character into new prominence. Known for his large layout featuring multiple characters, Pérez has drawn several important crossover events including Infinity Gauntlet, JLA/Avengers, and Infinite Crisis. Most recently he was the artist on Superman in DC’s New 52.
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 40,000 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 Saturday April 2oth and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Photo by Gage Skidmore
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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.
Artist/writer Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man) will raffle off four sketches each day of the Phoenix Comicon (Phoenix AZ, May 24 – 27, 2012) to benefit the Hero Initiative. This is a rare opportunity to commission a sketch as Immonen famously declines requests as outlined in his book 50 Reasons to Stop Sketching at Conventions.
Hero Initiative, the non profit organization that helps comic creators in need, is spending its Memorial Day weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, May 24th thru 27th at the Phoenix Convention Center Hyatt Regency, booth #1048-1050.
Artist Stuart Immonen will be helping Hero out at the con! The artist of Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fear Itself will be at his own artist alley table, but sketching ONLY for Hero! Stuart will do four full-size 11-by-17-commission sketches per day. To get in in, you MUST purchase raffle tickets at $1 each. Four tickets per day will be drawn, and winners will pay $200 for a single-character, full-figure grey marker wash drawing. Drawings take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon!
In addition, you MUST buy the Spawn/Lady Death Phoenix Con print with art by Andy Arias and inked by Todd McFarlane! Both McFarlane and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will sign each print, limited to 250 serial-numbered pieces. All proceeds benefit Hero Initiative.
And go see John Layman! Layman, writer of the Image Comics hit Chew, has sat on both sides of the pitching process as an editor and as a creator. He’ll be putting on a special panel Sunday, May 27 at 130 p.m. to tell you what it takes to develop a winning pitch for your comics and graphic novels! Tickets to this in-depth workshop and Q&A are available ONLY with a $25 donation to Hero Initiative. Seating is limited!
And Hero’s booth schedule at the con is as follows:
Thursday (May 24) con hours 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
4:00-6:00: Mike Stewart
5:00-6:00: Denae Frazier
6:00-7:00: Ben Glendenning
7:00-8:00: Jason Gonzalez
Friday (May 25) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Marat Mychaels
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
Saturday (May 26) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
3:00-3:45: JLA 100 signing: Andy Kuhn, Bill Tucci, Chris Moreno, Francis Manapul, George Perez, Marat Mychaels, Mark dos Santos, Ryan Cody, Scott Koblish, Scott Kolins, Stuart Sayger, Tony Parker
Sunday (May 27) con hours 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11:30-12:30: Jim Hanna
1:230-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Jay Fotos
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
4:00-5:00: Jim Hanna
George Pérez, Greg Horn, Clay & Seth Mann, and Shawn Surface sign at Coliseum of Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
George Pérez – Legendary writer and artist of such books as Superman, The New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America, The Avengers, Crisis On Infinite Earths and the upcoming Worlds’ Finest. (Time: To be announced)
Greg Horn – Cover artist on Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Mystique, Blackest Night, Wonder Woman, and Secret Invasion. (Time: To be announced)
Clay & Seth Mann (the Mann Boys) – The Fraternal art team of Magneto Not A Hero. (Time: To be announced)
Shawn Surface – Artist on The Ultimate-7.
Coliseum of Comics
Seminole Towne Center
177 Towne Center Circle, Sanford, FL 32771
Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con (the 10th Anniversary show) brings major guests to Big D
On May 19-20, the Dallas Comic Con returns to the Irving Convention Center, and this promises to be the most incredible convention the Southwest has ever seen. The full title of the event is actually “Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con”, and marks Stan “The Man” Lee’s second appearance at the show (he last appeared in 2011, and had such a great time he wanted to return in 2012). This also happens to be the 10th Anniversary of the Dallas Comic Con, which started in 2002 with Guest of Honor Dave Stevens. This year’s installment pulls out all the stops, featuring media superstars Patrick Stewart (Saturday only), Val Kilmer, and Adam West and Burt Ward. Comic book legends Neal Adams (BATMAN: ODYSSEY), George Perez (DC New 52 SUPERMAN) and Zombie King Arthur Suydam headline the creator portion of the guest list, which also includes popular names like Len Wein (co-creator of WOLVERINE and SWAMP THING, writer of BEFORE WATCHMEN), Cully Hamner (co-creator of RED), Brian Stelfreeze (BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT cover artist), Norm Breyfogle (quintessential BATMAN artist), Greg Horn (cover artist of ELEKTRA and EMMA FROST), Marvel artist and colorist husband and wife team Mitch and Elizabeth Breitweiser, and Alex Saviuk (SPIDER-MAN and Stan Lee’s MIGHTY 7 artist). The show will host a special appearance by BATMAN animated voice master Kevin Conroy (signing for FREE), and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s “Q” John De Lancie. STAR WARS fans will enjoy meeting Darth Vader himself Dave Prowse and Boba Fett man behind the mask Jeremy Bulloch.
With the amazing guest list and high anticipation of the show’s return (last year drew nearly 12,000 attendees), both VIP and Priority badges have already sold out with nearly two months left before the convention. General Admission tickets are still available. DCC Event Manager Mark Walters says “This is the biggest event we’ve ever attempted to date, and the excitement surrounding it is amazing. We sold out of exhibit space and artist alley tables in record time, and the ticket sales are through the roof. Anyone attending is going to get their money’s worth, as we have an incredible list of talent coming, lots of exciting Q&As planned, and plenty to do and see. One thing we’ve always prided ourselves on is this being a great family experience, and we see more and more new families attending with each event we do – it’s a terrific feeling to know we’re bringing happiness to fans of all ages, and the ten years of hard work is really paying off for everyone.”
The Dallas Comic Con runs May 19-20, 2012 – at the Irving Convention Center, just 5 minutes or so from DFW airport. Discounted General Admission tickets are available in advance on the site. All the latest info can be found at http://dallascomiccon.com
HERO INITIATIVE HITS 2012 ORLANDO MEGACON
George Pérez, original covers and top costumers are among the highlights
Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2012) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, will be adding to the craziness at the Orlando MegaCon, February 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center located at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, Fla.
When you purchase your tickets for this amazing weekend, make sure you “Become the Hero!” and make a small donation to our cause. Down at the bottom of the page where it mentions, “Please support the Hero Initiative,” you can add in $1, $5 or $10 as you buy your tickets. Please purchase your tickets at: http://megaconvention.
When you get to the convention, make sure you get your picture taken with the Hero Initiative costumers just inside the D1 lobby doors. These peeps know their stuff, and they’re some of the top costumers in the nation.
The one and only George Pérez will be at the Hero booth all weekend, located at #531. Make sure to get your sketches and signatures from George here! And while you’re waiting, you’ll have the first chance to see the NEW Fantastic Four #600 original covers, our newest “100 covers” project!
Art lovers will NOT want to miss the FINAL leg of Hero’s original JLA cover auctions! The last 34 covers go up on the block Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 PM in Room 240c. Be there!
And to top off your weekend, the Geeks of Comedy are there to tickle your funny bone. Check out their great comedy show Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 PM in Room 221B&E.
Hero Initiative’s booth schedule, booth #531:
Friday, Feb. 17 (con hours 12-7)
All day: George Pérez
130-230: Nelson DeCastro
300-345: “100 JLA” book signing with Cully Hamner, Dan Jurgens, George Pérez, Mike Perkins, Alex Saviuk, Billy Tucci
Saturday, Feb. 18 (con hours 10-6)
All day: George Pérez
1030-1230: Allen Bellman
1240-130: Tim Sale
130-230: Phil Hester
Sunday, Feb. 19 (con hours 10-5)
All day: George Pérez
1130-1230: Darwyn Cooke
1230-130: Nelson DeCastro
130-230: Phil Hester
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.