Black Lightning Cast Appears at Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con is pleased to announce that the cast of BLACK LIGHTNING including Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Marvin Jones III, and James Remar plus artist Trevor Von Eeden, co-creator of the character Black Lighting, will be appearing April 27-29th at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018! They will be available for signings and professional photo ops.

Cress Williams currently stars as Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning in The CW’s new superhero show based on the comics character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977. Audiences may recognize Williams from having recurred during the final season of the beloved critically acclaimed series, “Friday Night Lights.” His additional television credits are “Hart of Dixie“, “Cold Case,” “Prison Break,” “Close to Home,” “The West Wing,” “Veronica Mars,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “E.R.,” “NYPD Blue, “ “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Living Single” among others. Notable film credits include the features “2 Days in the Valley” and “Never Been Kissed” starring Drew Barrymore.

James Remar currently can be seen each week on The CW’s Black Lightning as Peter Gambi. In a career spanning nearly four decades, James has run the gamut of characters and films. From his early role as Ajax in The Warriors, psychopaths such as Albert Ganz in Walter Hill’s 48 Hrs. and Dutch Schultz in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club; He has also taken more lighthearted roles such as Samantha’s lover, the billionaire playboy, Richard Wright, in the HBO series Sex and the City. Recently James starred alongside Michael C. Hall in the hit Showtime series Dexter where he played Dexter’s wise, compassionate, adoptive father, Harry Morgan. James enjoys the distinction of being the only actor to die twice, as two different characters in Quentin Tarintino’s smash hit Django Unchained.

An American actress and singer. China Anne McClain currently stars in the The CW show Black Lightning. McClain became internationally known after starring in the Disney Channel original television series A.N.T. Farm, landing the role as Chyna Parks, from 2011 to 2014. She also appeared as the main villain Uma in the Disney Channel’s Descendants 2 and was Jazmine on the show Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.

Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III is an American Rapper and actor from Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the group Strong Arm Steady, along with rappers Phil Da Agony and Mitchy Slick. Marvin also ghostwrites for other rappers, such as Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Xzibit. Currently Marvin can be seen each week in the role of Tobias Whale on the CW Hit show Black Lightning.

Trevor Von Eeden’s comic book career began at age 16, when DC Comics editor Jack C. Harris hired him to illustrate prototype assignments with the Legion of Super-Heroes and Weird War Tales. Soon after, Von Eeden was officially hired to design and draw the company’s first African-American superhero to have his own title, Black Lightning.

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Visit www.philadelphiacomiccon.com for further information and tickets!

Sixth Annual Awesome Con Returns to Washington DC on Easter Weekend

Press Release:

The sixth annual Awesome Con by LeftField Media, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, will unite 80,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic film memorabilia exhibits; and a diverse array of activities for families on Easter weekend.

Family-friendly pavilion Awesome Con Jr returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike, with special promotions in place to engage Awesome Con’s youngest fans throughout the show. Future Con, Awesome Con’s science pavilion, will dive into the latest developments in science and science fiction sure to delight even the most curious minds. Back for the second year is Pride Alley presented in partnership with Geeks OUT, shining a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans in an even more robust section of Artist Alley.

With Awesome Con 2018 hosting more energetic programs, more globally recognized special guests, and presenting more exclusive previews and announcements to attendees than ever before, it continues growing into a standout annual destination as an unbridled celebration of pop culture and pure fun.

MEDIA GUESTS:

  • Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax the Destroyer, Blade Runner 2049)
  • Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Yondu, The Walking Dead)
  • Stephen Amell (Arrow, New Girl, Private Practice)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Prison Break, Hart of Dixie)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville, Lucifer)
  • Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mantis)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Guardians of the Guardians Vol. 2, Impastor)
  • Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Kraglin, Gilmore Girls)
  • Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story)
  • Joe Keery (Stranger Things, Molly’s Game, Slice)
  • Ben Savage (Boy Meets World, Girls Meet World, Chuck, Dear John, Little Monsters, Without a Trace)
  • Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Girls Meets World, Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Guardians of the Galaxy animated series)
  • Rider Strong (Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, Cabin Fever)
  • Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
  • Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Samurai Jack, Pulp Fiction, Justice League Unlimited, Mad TV, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Comic Guests:

  • J. Scott Campbell (Gen¹³, Danger Girl, Spider-Man)
  • Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool co-creator, X-Men, Thunderbolts, Action Comics)
  • Jim Starlin (Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Infinity Gauntlet, Batman; co-creator of Drax, Gamora, and Thanos)
  • Greg Capullo (Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Tom King (Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision)
  • Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil, Wonder Woman, Amazing Spider-Man)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Hellblazer: City of Demons, Punk Rock Jesus, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans, The Wake, Tokyo Ghost)
  • James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Batman, The Woods)
  • Sorah Sungh (Iron Man, Princeless)

TICKETS

  • Friday or Sunday Only Admission: $35
  • Saturday Only Admission: $50
  • 3-Day Weekend Pass: $75
  • 3-Day ‘Geekend VIP’ Pass: $150
  • Kids 10 and under: free with coupon code AWESOMEJR
  • VIP passes & experiences range from the VIP Geekend ($150) to the premium, limited quantity Club Awesome Reserve Membership ($999) and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events.

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About Awesome Con
Awesome Con is the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, D.C., having welcomed over 71,000 attendees in 2017. Awesome Con celebrates all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of engaging events, comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and more. Awesome Con is presented in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organization company developed by the founder of New York Comic Con. Learn more at www.awesomecon.com.

SF – Animal House 40th Anniversary Screening + Cast & Crew Reunion

The cast and crew of Animal House including director John Landis, Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, Bruce McGill, Mark Metcalf, Martha Smith, James Widdoes, and more appear at the Castro Theatre on Sunday January 21, 2018 4:00 PM to celebrate the 40th Anniversary with a screening of the film and Q&A.

Whether you’re Delta Tau Chi or Omega Theta Pi, you won’t want to miss this 40th anniversary screening and reunion of the cast and director of “Animal House,” a groundbreaking comedy classic with some of the best comedic performances of the 1970s. Come dressed in your best toga. Join the cast and crew for a screening and onstage conversation moderated by author and musician Paul Myers.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Tickets available at the link… (Use code: TWELVE for a discount till Dec. 23rd)

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120