Delaware Valley, PA –
GEORGE TAKEI BEAMS IN TO THE GREAT PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON: STAR TREK REUNION PLANNED FOR APRIL 3-5th SHOW!
George Takei, known internationally to fans as Star Trek helmsman Hikaru Sulu and as a Pop Cultural Icon; joins his fellow former crewmembers Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig in making a rare group appearance in the Philadelphia area at the inaugural Great Philadelphia Comic Con.
George Takei is a social media sovereign and civil rights advocate on his first trip to the Philadelphia area in years. Best known as Hikaru Sulu from the original Star Trek television series and later movies of the same franchise has more than 8 million Facebook followers and growing. He is not only the voice of the Howard Stern show, but also an equality rights movement leader as he continues to fight for equal rights for all in America.
Nichelle Nichols, a real-life space advocate. Known to fans as Lt. Uhura in the original Star Trek series, has lead an extraordinary life. As Uhura, Nichelle became a role model for African-American women and helped pave the way towards breaking down racial barriers. So important was this role, that no less a person than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr himself encouraged her to stay on the show when she considered leaving for a career on the stage.
Walter Koenig, is known as Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek series and later Alfred Bester on the series Babylon 5. Rumor has it that his resemblance to musician Davy Jones (of Monkees fame) guaranteed him the role with Star Trek producers hoping his good looks would appeal to younger audience and attract more viewers.
Other special events occurring at the show include the largest Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger actor reunion in the Northeastern United States. Popular comic book artists such as the Legendary Jim Steranko, Mark Morales, JK Woodward, Mark McKenna and Ande Parks to name a few will also be in attendance. In addition, multiple actors from popular shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Arrow, The Walking Dead, Agents of Shield, and more to be announced!
Making a fun debut will be an exclusive trading card set, to be collected during the show. The cards will be available at various tables throughout the showroom, highlighting guests appearing at the show from Artists to Celebrities, and fans will be encouraged to collect the set throughout the weekend. As always we encourage families to bring their children, who have free admission (12 and under) and all participants in the Children’s Cosplay event are guaranteed a prize!
Details on the Show – April 3-5th, 2015: Location:
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave. Oaks PA
Friday 4PM -9PM Saturday 10AM-7PM Sunday 10AM – 5PM
3-Day Weekend Passes are: $40.00 before February 9, 2015. February 9, 2015 passes will be $49.95 online and
$55 at the door.
VIP and Special Access Passes are available, as well as single day admissions, please visit our website for cost and details.
FREE for children 10 years-old and under accompanied with an adult; 20% discount to all who arrive in costume! There will also be costume contests for all ages, with judges to be announced soon!
For additional information (or for interview requests, sample images, etc), contact Showrunner Christopher Wertz or visit http://www.philadelphiacomiccon.com/.
About The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! – The Largest Independent Pop-Culture Comic Convention in North-East Pennsylvania comes to the Philadelphia Area! Great Conventions LLC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. Founded in 2010 with The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) we are pleased to bring our unique brand of show to fans. Our show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in
part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and events where they can come express themselves – be they fans of Comics, Movies, TV, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay or more.
Oh My!! Actor George Takei, best known as Sulu from the original Star Trek series, appears at Madness Games and Comics for a signing on Friday January 3, 2014 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm! Presented by Dallas Comic & Pop Expo
Madness Games & Comics
3000 Custer Road Suite #310, Plano, TX 75075
March 6, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Art Show, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Florida Supercon is July 4-7, www.floridasupercon.com. Hundreds of guests, including: George Takei (Star Trek), Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Olivier Coipel (Thor, X-Men, AvX), George Perez (Crisis, Avengers), Nick Cardy (Teen Titans, Superman), Brina Palencia (One Piece, Spice and Wolf), Garry Chalk (Transformers, Stargate), Sgt Slaughter (GI Joe, WWF), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen) and more!!!! Check out www.floridasupercon.com for all the info.
FLORIDA SUPERCON: South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention is 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! FSC will be returning for year eight to the MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER (MACC).
Planning to attend? Let us know on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/456431157712145
Tickets are on sale now at http://www.floridasupercon.com/buy-tickets
January 17, 2013 by Brian Pate
Filed under California, Colorado, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Convention News, Horror, Movies, New Mexico, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories
The Walking Dead Escape returns to SDCC,The Hunger Games: Catching Fire gets a teaser poster, George Takei heads to Denver Comic Con, and more.
December 28, 2012 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Art Show, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
GEORGE TAKEI has just been announced as a guest at Florida Supercon 2013! www.floridasupercon.com July 4-7, 2013.
George Takei is an american icon, best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in Star Trek and in recent years as a social media superstar! George has appeared in more than 40 feature films and has hundreds of television guest-starring roles to his credit. He is a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show, currently co-stars of the Nickelodeon series Supah Ninjas, recently appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and was one of the co-stars of the NBC series Heroes. He has lent his voice to numerous cartoons such as Adventure Time, Futurama, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Chowder, Scooby-Doo, Transformers: Animated Series, Transformers Prime, Archer, Super Hero Squad, Fish Hooks, Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Mulan and Mulan II.
George and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga have recently premiered the new musical”Allegiance” at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, which is getting prepared for a run on Broadway.
George Takei signs at Midtown Comics on Wednesday December 5th from 9:00 – 11:00 pm!
JUST ADDED: Kevin Keller’s creator, writer and artist Dan Parent will also be in attendance.
Midtown Comics is honored to welcome legendary actor, Star Trek helmsman and internet sensation, George Takei! Join us as we celebrate the release of the all new Kevin Keller #6 from Archie Comics and get your copy signed by George at our Times Square store on Wednesday December 5th starting at 9pm.
*Purchase of Kevin Keller #6 is required to attend the signing.
*Tickets to this event will be limited! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!
200 W 40th St Fl 2, New York, NY 10018-1709
Jim Steranko, Joe Linsner, Greg Horn and more added to FAN DAYS
October 8-9, 2011
Hot off the heels of the highly successful Dallas Comic Con this past May, the same promoters have assembled another impressive guest list for the October 8-9 event called FAN DAYS.
Comic book legend Jim Steranko will make a rare appearance at the event, his first visit to the Dallas area in almost two decades. Steranko is praised by comic book fans and creators for his surrealistic style incorporated in the Silver and Bronze Age with Marvel flagship characters like Nick Fury and Captain America. He would later enter the publishing field with movie magazines like Prevue, and even designed characters and concepts for major films like RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (yes, Jim designed Indiana Jones) and Francis Ford Coppola’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA. This is a rare opportunity for fans to meet the groundbreaking creator in person. He’s been added along with recent comic book creators Joe Linsner (creator and artist of DAWN) and Greg Horn (Marvel cover artist).
Other guests for the multi-faceted event already include media names like Billy Dee Williams (STAR WARS), George Takei (STAR TREK), Julie Benz (DEXTER), and Jaime King (SIN CITY), along with comic creators like Herb Trimpe, Michael Golden, Dave Dorman, Terry Moore, James O’Barr, Kerry Gammill and more.
FAN DAYS Event Manager Mark Walters was quoted to say “The Dallas Comic Con earlier this year was a way of getting our feet wet with the brand new Irving Convention Center, but Fan Days is going to be a somewhat definitively diverse event for the fan community – offering a wider selection of guests and events during and after the show, this will be one of the most incredible fan functions the DFW area has ever seen.”
All guests are attending both days (unless otherwise noted on the website), and some guests do charge fees for autographs. General Admission, Priority and VIP admission passes will be available. For all the latest info check out http://fandays.com