The guest list for Atlanta’s Dragon*Con is always long (and this year’s is no exception) with someone interesting for fans of any genre. While everyone will have their favorites, I just thought that in addition to the recent addition of comics legend Stan Lee, I would highlight a few of the names that stand out to me for 2010:
- Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings)
- Morena Baccarin (Firefly/Serenity, V)
- Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Erica Cerra (Eureka)
- Daniel Cudmore (Twilight, X-Men)
- Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Larry Hagman (Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie)
- Linda Hamilton (Terminator, Beauty & The Beast)
- Stan Lee – comic book legend
- Kellan Lutz (Twilight)
- James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville)
- Mike McKone (Teen Titans, Avengers Academy)
- Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
- Jason Momoa (Conan)
- Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica)
- Adrian Pasdar (Heroes)
- George Perez – comics legend
- Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes)
- Elisabeth Rohm (Angel, Law & Order, Heroes)
- Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1)
- Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Shawnee Smith (SAW)
- Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda)
- Chaske Spencer (Twilight)
- Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Jewel Staite (Firefly/Serenity, Stargate: Atlantis)
- Sam Trammel (True Blood)
- Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V)
Who else do you think is a highlight?
RAY PARK of Star Wars, G.I. Joe, X-Men and Heroes fame will be our guest of honor for FCBD! The calls have already started and everyone (including us) seems really pumped! We have pricing info on autographs. $30 will get you the John Hancock of Mr. Ray Park! A nice thing that Mr. Park has agreed to is he will take photos with customers at no extra charge as long as an autograph is purchased. $30 gets your item signed or you can buy one of Mr. Park’s fantastic photos. We spoke with Mr. Park this weekend at C2E2 and he is excited about meeting his fans in Omaha!
CYNTHIA MARTIN, Star Wars artist for the Marvel series has agreed (after much pleading) to be our special comic book guest! She is one of the nicest people in the comic business and does fantastic sketches! Cynthia has created a fantastic Darth Maul sketch available at Krypton on FCBD!
ANOTHER GREAT ARTIST SIGNS AT FCBD:
Brook Turner, an Image comics artist of the fan favorite “GOLLY” will also appear at FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! We have seen Brook go from an artist with a dream to an artist with a job! Our buddy Phil Hester took Brook under his wing, saw his talent and now BAM! the rest is history! Great to have you and looking forward to seeing you!
Even more free comic book day news!
Our friends at Red Robin at 170th and Center will be handing out FREE coupons! FREE COMICS AND FREE FOOD!!! Does it get any better than that?
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ARTISTS MATT AND MICK GLEBE CREATED THIS GREAT FLYER! Check out their kick butt website for great videos and samples of their new book THE MITH.
Members of the 501st Central Garrison will also be keeping the galaxy safe around Krypton Comics on FCBD! I can’t say enough great things about this group of people. Kids just love having their picture taken with a stormtrooper! This year some Clone Troopers are going to show up!
Brea Grant (Heroes, Halloween II) and Zane Austin Grant sign the first issue of their historical horror comic We Will Bury You at Desert Island Comics in Brooklyn on Friday, February 26th from 7-9pm. Brea said on her blog that she will only be there for the first hour so show up early.
Desert Island Comics, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Malcolm McDowell & Sid Haig Signing
Tuesday, January 12th at 6 pm, Malcolm McDowell signs Halloween, Halloween II, and Time After Time. For this special event, Malcolm will charge $10 to get the first dvd purchased here signed. He will charge $25 to sign other items and selling photos for $25.
Also joining Malcolm is Sid Haig. Sid will sign Halloween or Devil’s Rejects at $10 for first item purchased here. All other items will be $15 and photos $20.
Dark Delicacies is giving out numbers for this event. No purchase is required. There will be no charge to have your photo taken with either guest with a purchase. Numbers will be only issued in person at Dark Delicacies beginning immediately.
Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Despite the many rumors to the contrary, Heroes will return to Comic-Con International: San Diego with an exclusive trailer and a number of stars.
WHAT: Comic-Con International 2009 fans will be the first to watch an exclusive trailer for Heroes Season 4, titled “Volume Five: Redemption,” created just for the annual event in San Diego.
WHO: Following the trailer, creator Tim Kring and cast members Jack Coleman, Masi Oka, Adrian Pasdar and Zachary Quinto, as well as guest stars Robert Knepper, Dawn Olivieri, Ray Park and Madeline Zima, will participate in a Q&A session.
WHEN: Saturday, July 25 at 3:15-4:15 PM
WHERE: Indigo Room @ Hilton San Diego Bayfront (1 Park Blvd., San Diego)
MILO VENTIMIGLIA & CO. HIT THE STREETS OF L.A. FOR BACK-TO-BACK BERSERKER #1 LAUNCH PARTIES!
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 15th 2009– Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that fans of Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia will get to meet and greet the actor/producer during the last weekend of June at two separate Los Angeles area comic book stores. Ventimiglia will be promoting the release of Berserker #1, a comic book published by Top Cow Productions, Inc. in conjunction with Ventimiglia’s production company, DiVide Pictures.
Ventimiglia will be signing copies of Berserker #1 on Saturday June 27, at Golden Apple Comics in Hollywood from 1 to 3 P.M. Joining Ventimiglia at the store located on 7018 Melrose Avenue will be DiVide Picutures’ partner Russ Cundiff and Berserker artist Jeremy Haun (Battle for the Cowl: Arkham, Chuck).
On Sunday June 28, the Berserker crew proceeds to Collectors Paradise, located at 7131 Winnetka Avenue, where they will be signing from 12 to 2 P.M. Fans are encouraged to visit the store websites at www.goldenapplecomics.com and www.comicsandcards.net respecitvely to learn more about the signings and Berserker.
A special “RAGE” edition of Berserker #1 with cover art by Dale Keown (The Darkness, Hulk: The End) exclusively produced by Top Cow Productions, Inc. just for the signings will also be available for purchase. The limited variant edition carries a $10 SRP.
While series writer Rick Loverd will not be present at either signing due to prior obligations, copies of the book will be available pre-signed by Loverd so that fans may have a copy of Berserker #1 signed by the entire creative team.
The brutal new series, which debuts Wednesday June 24, offers a blend of Norse mythology with contemporary characters. The story focuses on an American war veteran and a high school athlete coming to grip with the animalistic and uncontrollable rage living inside them.
“Berserker is a feel good kill. This is the book I wish I read as a kid,” explains Venitmiglia.
“We are incredibly excited by the way Berserker has come together. On every level, from the concept to Rick’s writing to Jeremy’s art to Dave McCaig’s colors to the involvement from Milo and Russ at DiVide, this book is firing on all cylinders,” added Filip Sablik, Top Cow Publisher, “We can’t think of a better way to kick off the series than with back to back signings at two of our hometown’s best comic stores in Golden Apple and Collector’s Experience.”
Fans received a glimpse of the new series in a zero issue that debuted at the 2009 New York Comic-Con. Berserker #0 has been extensively reviewed by various review websites, creating a media buzz after Ventimiglia discussed the comic in an interview aired on a February episode of the TODAY Show on NBC.