HeroesCon 2018 Adds More Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Steve Epting, Matt Fraction, Geof Isherwood, Georges Jeanty, Ariela Kristantina, Paul Maybury, Ramon Villalobos, David Antoine Williams, and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

GUEST ADDITIONS:

NATALIE ANDREWSON | Mamuna, Meanwhile
PAT BRODERICK | Green Lantern, Micronauts, Nibiru and the Legend of the Anunnaki
BUZZ | JSA, Vampirella, Atomika
JACOB CHABOT Spongebob Comics, Plants Vs. Zombies, The Mighty Skullboy Army
KELLY DALE Jeremy Dale Skyward Omnibus
STEVE EPTING | Velvet, Captain America, Avengers
MATT FRACTION | Sex Criminals, Casanova, ODY-C, Hawkeye
MICHAEL GARLAND | New Mutants, Black Monday Murders, Leviathan
STEPHEN GREEN BPRD, The Legacy of Luther Strode, Dark Horse Presents
LAURA LEE GULLEDGE Page by Paige, Will & Whit, Sketchbook Dares
SCOTT HEPBURN Spider-Man/Deadpool, Orchid, Star Wars
GEOF ISHERWOOD Conan, Dr. Strange, Suicide Squad, Namor
GEORGES JEANTY | The American Way, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, 24 Legacy
ARIELA KRISTANTINA | Insexts, Mata Hari
MIKE LILLY | The Tick, Grimm Fairy Tales, Nightwing, Vampirella
PAUL MAYBURY | Hunters, Cave Carson, Bloodstrike
PAT QUINN | The Phantom, GI Joe: Declassified, Necrotic
SCOTT ROSEMA | Space Ghost, Batman Animated, X-Men Adventures
K LYNN SMITH | Plume
RAMON VILLALOBOS Nighthawk, E Is For Extinction
DAVID ANTOINE WILLIAMS X-Men: First Class, GI Joe, Incredible Hercules, Hulk & Power Pack

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HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

CA – Strategy Strikes Back Signing

Max Brooks (World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide) discusses and signs Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict at Book Soup on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM.

The most successful film franchise of all time, Star Wars thrillingly depicts an epic multigenerational conflict fought a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But the Star Wars saga has as much to say about successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Strategy Strikes Back brings together over thirty of today’s top military and strategic experts, including generals, policy advisors, seasoned diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists, science fiction writers, war journalists, and ground-level military officers, to explain the strategy and the art of war by way of the Star Wars films.

Each chapter of Strategy Strikes Back provides a relatable, outside-the-box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. (For example: )A chapter on the case for planet building on the forest moon of Endor by World War Z author Max Brooks offers a unique way to understand our own sustained engagement in war-ravaged societies such as Afghanistan. It is a book as captivating and enthralling as Star Wars itself.

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Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – FCBD 2018: Hi De Ho Comics

Hi De Ho Comics is proud to announce the return of Hi De Ho Comic-Con on Saturday May 5th 2018 for Free Comic Book Day! Hi De Ho Comic-Con is an actual comic con held at Hi De Ho Comics featuring comic book publishers, artists, writers cosplayers, free comics, and more!

Hi De Ho Comic-Con 2018 list of guests include:

Jaime Hernandez (Assassinistas, Love and Rockets)
Jay Sullivan (cover artist G.I. Joe)
Adam Glass (Rough Riders, Suicide Squad)
Darin Henry (writer/publisher SitComics)
Joshua Henaman & Andy Taylor (Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman)
Nathaniel Osollo (The Shadow People Are Here, Point of You)
Maximilian Uriarte (Terminal Lance The White Donkey)
Christie Shinn (Hora Tora Studios)
Poe Noir
Robert Roach (The Roach, Menthu)
Chris Thorne (YourZombieFuture.com)
David Lucarelli (Tinsel Town)
Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous)
Allen Carter (Damn Tourists!)
Comadres y Comics Podcast
Aftershock Comics
TokyoPop
Stranger Comics
Fanbase Press
The For The Win Project

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Hi De Ho Comics
1431 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-2820

Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 Welcomes Karl Urban, Summer Glau & more

Cincinnati Comic Expo has announced several new additions to their 2018 guest list including Karl Urban, Summer Glau, David Michael Beck, Jose Delbo, Alejandro Rosado, Art Baltazar, and more for their convention on September 14-16th!

Karl Urban will be the newest guest joining us for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Spanning a career with numerous franchises, Urban is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings films, the Riddick series, the recent Star Trek features as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, he starred in 2012’s Dredd, and then appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Skurge in Thor: Ragnarok. Aside from continuing movie series, Karl is recognized for his roles on Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, starring in television’s Almost Human, as well as having roles in more feature films, such as Doom, The Bourne Supremacy, RED, and so much more. Buy your tickets today for an opportunity to get your photos and autographs with the New Zealand actor.

The Serenity is Landing at Duke Energy Convention Center Summer Glau, River Tam on Firefly, is joining the guest lineup for Saturday and Sunday. Since being introduced to the world as the secret super-soldier on Serenity’s crew, Glau continues to appear in recurring TV roles, a cameo on The Big Bang Theory, and starred as a reprogrammed Terminator in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Local artist David Michael Beck will be at the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! In addition to creating and developing promotional images and posters for the Cincinnati Comic Expo the last couple of years, David is also known for his work with numerous titles including Jonah Hex, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Lady Death, and more.

Comic artist and creator Jose Delbo will be at the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Jose last appeared in Cincinnati at the 2011 Cincinnati Comic Expo event. With DC, Jose is known for his work on Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Superman/Batman. At Marvel, Jose had runs with ThunderCats and Transformers. Currently, Jose teaches at the Delbo Cartoon Camp in Florida.

Graphic illustrator and publisher Alejandro Rosado will be appearing at the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo as part of the Aw Yeah Comics team! Alejandro publishes his own comic, The Element Factor, as well as a contributing artist for Aw Yeah. Besides being an art instructor, Alejandro is a freelance artist and graphic illustrator on logos, storyboards, and more.

Aw Yeah Comics’ Art Baltazar leads the group of talent attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo at the Aw Yeah Comics booth space! The cartoonist and publisher has numerous credits with Aw Yeah Comics! and Electric Milk Creations Art Studio with Itty Bitty Hellboy, Tiny Titans, Gorilla Gorilla, and so much more.

Previously announced guests include: Levar Burton, Nikolaj Coster-Walda, Cobie Smulders, Tom Grummett, Amy Chu, John Bolton, Rick Leonardi, Alex Saviuk, Michael Zeck, and more

Established in 2010, the Cincinnati Comic Expo is an annual event celebrating the best in comic books, fantasy, gaming, collectibles, cosplay, steampunk and pop culture in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Now in it’s 9th year, The Cincinnati Comic Expo, has grown to become the Queen City’s premier comic convention, bringing together great artists, publishers, actors, writers, cosplayers, and fans from across the world.

Follow us on social media so you can be one of the first to hear the fresh line up of close to 20 NEW comic artists to Cincinnati Comic Expo and other guest film and TV stars that will join us in 2018.

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For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

DropMix Announces News & Exclusives for PAX East 2018

DropMix, the music mixing game that has people mixing music masterpieces in their living rooms is coming to PAX East! A collaboration between Hasbro and the award-winning video game developer Harmonix, DropMix will have live demos at booth (#19097) all weekend long for fans to drop some sick beats and see what’s new for DROPMIX at PAX!

Fans who play the game demo during the convention can get an exclusive G.I. Joe themed DROPMIX card featuring the theme song from the 80s-animated television show. Plus Supergiant, a Pyre themed DROPMIX card featuring the theme song from the Pyre Video game, will also be available for attendees who play Pyre at the Supergiant booth #19091.

Finally, Harmonix is hosting a panel on Thursday, April 5th from 4;00 to 5:00 PM at the Bumblebee Theater, Every Day I’m Shuffling: The Making of DropMix that discusses how DropMix was designed. If you’d like to attend this energetic discussion, panel details are below:

EVERY DAY I’M SHUFFLING: THE MAKING OF DROPMIX

Date: Thursday, April 5, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bumblebee Theater (2nd Level, West of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)

Summary: DropMix is the world’s first music mixing card game, allowing players to create an endless variety of mixes while competing or collaborating with friends in multiple game modes. The team from Harmonix and Hasbro will take you behind the development scenes, showing off early prototypes and sharing some challenges and surprises they encountered along the way. If you’re a fan of DropMix, or just curious about game design, you won’t want to miss this exclusive look behind the scenes.

PANELISTS

Jonathan Mintz [Creative Lead – DropMix, Harmonix]
Tom Bartlett [Development Lead – DropMix, Harmonix]
Alex Howell [Senior Game Designer, Hasbro]
David ‘Sasso’ Battilana [Art Lead – DropMix, Harmonix]
Ryan Challinor [Engineering Lead – DropMix, Harmonix]
Troy Ferrio [DropMix, Harmonix]

IDW Brings Big Exclusives & Debuts To WonderCon 2018

Press Release:

IDW Publishing is returning to one of Southern California’s favorite comic convention– the one and only WonderCon! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 23rd to March 25th, attendees can stop by and see the IDW crew at booth #1109 all weekend. Kick off your convention season with a show full of creator signings, announcements, panels, giveaways, and so much more!

Join IDW in welcoming the long anticipated arrival of the blue blur, Sonic The Hedgehog, at the show! Be one of the first to pick up a world premiere convention exclusive copy of Sonic #1 and get it signed by writer Ian Flynn who will have signing times all weekend long! Also available at the booth is a free limited edition preview of the highly anticipated fourth volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest. Get your first look inside the exciting final volume by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.

In addition to Sonic, IDW will be unveiling brand new convention variant covers to some of the most anticipated titles of the spring.

  • Sonic #1 – Cover by Tracy Yardley – $10
  • Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #1 – Photo cover – $10
  • G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #250 – Cover by Netho Diaz – $10
  • Star Wars Forces of Destiny Virgin Cover Set – Covers by Elsa Charretier – $25
  • Clue TPB – Variant cover by Gabriel Rodriguez – $20
  • Star Trek: Mirror Broken TPB – Variant cover by J.K. Woodward – $25
  • Two New My Little Pony Pin Packs – $30 each – *Free print included with purchase of both

Also this year, for the first time ever, IDW will be revealing an on-site order system to fulfill all of your comic needs! Can’t find what you’re looking for at the booth? IDW is implementing a new process where you will have the option to order anything from the IDW warehouse then and there, with free domestic shipping straight to your door included. Ask an IDW staff member for more details.

If that wasn’t enough, IDW will be debuting Mystery Packs containing rare variants, signed and sketched merchandise, and more unique items! These packs will be available as a FREE BONUS to all customers who spend over $100 at the IDW booth. These special packs will be given away on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.

Friday March 23rd

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM G.I. Joe: A Real American HeroLarry Hama (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM The X-Files, V-WarsJonathan Maberry (*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM My Little PonyTony Fleecs
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM GoosebumpsJeremy Lambert
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM The Wind In The WillowsDavid Petersen
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM TransformersJohn Barber, Mairghread Scott
  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sonic The HedgehogIan Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)

Saturday March 24th

  • 10:00 – 11:00 PM Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
  • 10:00 – 11:00 PM My Little Pony – Christina Rice
  • 11:00 – 12:00 PM Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Star Trek: Mirror Broken – David Tipton, Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward (*Check out the show exclusive variant trade paperback!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM The X-Files, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry (*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM M.A.S.K. – Brandon Easton
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM Transformers – John Barber, Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Nyambi Nymabi, Amanda Deibert
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM Star Trek: Discovery – Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson (*Writers for the hit T.V. show!)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Jem and the Holograms – Sina Grace, Nicole Goux

Sunday March 25th

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Powerpuff Girls – Jake Goldman, Haley Mancini (*Writers and voice actors for the cartoon show!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Stretch Armstrong – Kevin Burke, Chris “Doc” Wyatt” (*Executive producers and writers for the new show!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Frankenstein Alive, Alive! – Steve Niles, Kelley Jones, Liz Wrightson
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn, Tyson Hesse (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Nyambi Nymabi, Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs

Throughout the weekend, don’t forget to join IDW creators and editors alike in a series of enlightening and entertaining panels! Plus, don’t miss your chance to have your work looked at by an IDW editor!

FRIDAY

Jack Kirby’s Centennial Artwork ExtravaganzaFriday, 3/23/18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 209

The Jack Kirby Centennial celebration continues with this incredible presentation of the King’s original comic artwork.  The standing-room-only panel had to turn away fans at both San Diego and New York — and is now in Anaheim for one final encore! Hosted by IDW President and Publisher Greg Goldstein, this special tribute will feature a multi-media display of more than 1,300 pages of Kirby’s original artwork—the largest showing ever—selected from the eight Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition books IDW has published, as well as additional not-yet-published pages that will be new to fans of the books. Everyone who attends will walk away with a special gift!

IDW Portfolio ReviewFriday, 3/23/18, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Room: 206B

An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

Black Crown: The Ruling ClassFriday, 3/23/18, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Room: 213

Last October, IDW kicked off a new comics revolution with BLACK CROWN, editor Shelly Bond’s audacious creator-owned imprint. Join Bond and her coterie of star talent including Philip Bond (CUD: RICH AND STRANGE) and a special guest as they spill secrets and share amazing art at a panel that can only be called BLACK CROWN: THE RULING CLASS!

SATURDAY

IDW Publishing and Star Trek Comics: Keep on Trekkin’Saturday, 3/24/18, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 211

A panel focusing on all the great Star Trek comics coming out from IDW in 2018 and beyond! Special guests including Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, plus writers Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (also a staff writer on the Star Trek Discovery show!), Scott Tipton, David Tipton, and Trek fan-favorite artist J.K. Woodward!

IDW: Transforming and Rolling OutSaturday, 3/24/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 208

It’s a year for big changes and even better comics at IDW Publishing! Come hear all about it from Senior Editor Sarah Gaydos, Editor Joe Hughes and a cavalcade of creators to be named later. Expect the usual scintillating chat, major announcements and even some fun giveaways, too.

IDW BookBuzz Live: A Spotlight on New and Upcoming TitlesSaturday, 3/24/18, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room: 213AB

Editors Justin Eisinger and Alonzo Simon bring their online BookBuzz show to WonderCon with a comprehensive look at standout titles from the IDW 2018 schedule.

IDW’s World Famous Artist’s Edition and Artist’s Select Panel – New and Improved, Saturday, 3/24/18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room: 208

Join Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier as he takes you upon a Magical Mystery Tour of all things related to great original art and classic comics. Come with questions, and he’ll have some great images to show you… and one or two nifty surprises to announce… and a very special guest star appearance!

SUNDAY

IDW’s Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics PanelSunday, 3/25/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 213AB

Join your friends at IDW Publishing for the IDW KID’S PANEL 2018! Join editors and talent to discuss all your favorite family-friendly comics, from Star Wars Adventures to My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and beyond. Plus: KIDS! Learn from the experts on how you can become the next generation of comic book creators!

IDW Portfolio ReviewSunday, 3/25/18, 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 206B

An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

The Official Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall!Sunday, 3/25/18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 300B

A townhall style panel focusing on the four Sonic The Hedgehog books IDW is publishing in April 2018. Special guests include Editor Joe Hughes, Associate Editor David Mariotte, writer Ian Flynn, and artist Tyson Hesse!

MA – Unofficial Guide to Vintage Transformers Signing

Rik Alvarez signs at Comicazi on Sunday, March 25th at 2:00 PM. Rik is the former Creative Manager of the Transformers and G.I. Joe brands. While at Hasbro, he impacted many different facets of the brands including film, television, toys and intellectual property development. Rik has authored a new book The Unofficial Guide to Vintage Transformers 1980s through 1990s.

Comicazi
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664

NYC – Comic Book History of Comics Signing

Writer Fred Van Lente and artist Ryan Dunlavey appear at Carmine Street Comics on Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM to sign The Comic Book History of Comics!

Fred Van Lente is the co-founder, along with artist Ryan Dunlavey, of Evil Twin Comics, which produces his and Dunlavey’s non-fiction comic books, the first and most famous of which is Action Philosophers. Fred has worked on such books as Incredible Hercules with Greg Pak, Marvel Zombies, Power Man and Iron Fist, and wrote the play King Kirby.

Ryan is the artist of Action Philosophers, Action Presidents, The Comic Book History of Comics, Dirt Candy, Polidiocy, MODOK, G.I.Joe and lots more.

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Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street, New York, New York 10014
(646) 656-1022

Sac Toy Con Welcomes Arthur Burghardt

Sacramento Toy Con welcomes actor Arthur Burghardt, the original voice of DESTRO, ICEBERG, and STALKER in the G.I. Joe classic cartoon series, DEVASTATOR in Transformers, CAPTAIN PETE from The Prince and the Pauper, CINGE from Dragon’s Lair, TURBO and COP-TUR from Challenge of the GoBots, ARGUS from Robotix, MANNOROTH in Warcraft III and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, VENOM in Ultimate Spider-Man, and THANATOS in God Of War: Ghost of Sparta.

Sacramento Toy Con is a toy and collectible convention to be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018. A great spot and time to find that hard to get toy or that brand new collectible. Fun and adventure for the whole family.

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Cost $10.00 Children under 12 are free
Hours 10am-5pm
Location – Scottish Rite Masonic Center
6151 H St, Sacramento, CA 95819

For further details, please visit the Sacramento Toy Con website: sactoycon.com

CA – PaleyFest 2018: The Orville

Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Halston Sage, Peter Macon, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad Coleman, David Goodman, Brannon Braga, and Jason Clark appear on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Dolby Theater as part of PALEYFEST 2018!

This is your chance to see some of your favorite stars IN PERSON and watch your favorite shows on the big screen along with other ultimate fans, followed by a moderated Q&A with members of the cast and creative team.

PaleyFest LA is the premier television festival. Join us at Hollywood’s world-famous Dolby Theatre March 16 to 25, 2018, as the hottest stars and creative talents in TV and entertainment gather to delight fans with exclusive behind-the-scenes scoops, hilarious anecdotes, and breaking news stories of their favorite shows that are the hallmark of PaleyFest.

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Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 308-6300

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