April 13, 2016 by Colin Solan
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“C’mon Batman – There’s not a moment to lose…”. The excitement has been building and Motor City Comic Con 2016 is announcing a new cast of comic and media guests for its 27th
annual, three-day comic con and has opened ticket sales online. Michigan’s number one pop culture event will toast the 50th anniversary of Batman with stars from the original cast in their last year of appearances before they hang up their capes. The weekend event will feature stars from popular television series and films like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Gotham, The X-Files, Monty Python, The Hobbit, and many more. “Holy smokes, Batman.” This year’s Motor City Comic Con will take place Friday, May 13 (12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Saturday, May 14 (10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, May 15 (10:30 a.m. to 5
p.m.) at the Suburban Showplace, located at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi. Complete information about the event, tickets, panels and VIP passes is available at www.motorcitycomiccon.com
The weekend event features more than 300 creators, writers, illustrators and actors who will greet the fans, sign autographs, take pictures, and provide panels and Q & A discussions, while many super fans are dressed in their pop culture best. A popular event is Saturday’s cosplay contest where a mix of celebrity judges determine the best costume winners, presenting prizes and gift packages. Motor City Comic Con’s annual Saturday night bash celebrates comic con weekend with entertainment, refreshments, and light hors devours for the public. Sunday is Kid’s Day featuring kid-friendly activities.
Hot off the Gotham Globe press, some of this year’s Motor City Comic Con guest announcements include:
Lena Headey: The English actress is best known for her role as Cersei Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Other appearances include: The Purge, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dredd, 300, and more.
Adam West: Known as the original Batman from the classic television series, his film, television, character, voice, and stage actor career spans over six decades, making nearly 50 movies. West is the author of Back to the Batcave, and Climbing the Walls.
Burt Ward: Known as the original Robin from the classic television series and Batman: The Movie (1966). Ward wrote tell-all autobiography Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights, and continues to appear in numerous reunions with co-star Adam West.
Billie Piper: The UK singer, dancer and television star is best known for her role as Rose Tyler in Doctor Who. Piper can also be seen on Penny Dreadful. Other television film roles include: The Ruby in the Smoke, and The Shadow in the North, and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
Holland Roden: Known as Lydia Martin on MTV’s Teen Wolf and as Emily Locke on Lost. Other appearances include: Weeds, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cold Case, Community, and Criminal Minds.
Tara Reid: Best known for her roles in American Pie, The Big Lebowski, Josie and the Pussycats, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, My Boss’s Daughter, and SyFy’s Sharknado.
Elden Henson: Actor best known for playing Matt Murdock’s partner and best friend, Foggy Nelson in Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series, Fulton Reed in the Mighty Ducks trilogy, and Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2.
The Four Horsemen: A rare reunion after 15 years of the greatest wrestling faction of all time. Professional wrestlers Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham and manager JJ Dillion were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.
Michael Nesmith: An American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, Nesmith is best known as a member of the pop rock band The Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966-1968). This year marks the 50th anniversary of the show.
Michael Cudlitz: Known as Abraham Ford on AMC’s The Walking Dead. He played John Cooper in series Southland, and has appeared in more than 20 films and television series such as Prison Break, Lost, The Dark Tourist, Surrogates, Tenure, Six Feet Under, and more.
Robin Lord Taylor: Dubbed as “favorite breakout star of television,” Taylor is best known as Oswald Cobblepot or The Penguin on Gotham. Known for his role as Sam on The Walking Dead, and as Abernathy Darwin Dunlap in Accepted.
Dean O’Gorman: A New Zealand actor, artist and photographer, he is best known as Fili in The Hobbit trilogy, and as Kirk Douglas in Trumbo. Other appearances include: Shortland Street, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Young Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess, and McLeod’s Daughters.
Josh McDermitt: Comedian and star of AMC’s The Walking Dead made his television debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006. He was casted in TV movie Rehab for Rejects and as Brandon on Retired at 35. McDermitt can also be seen in Middle Man and Odious.
Sonequa Martin-Green: An actress and producer, known for her role as Sasha in The Walking Dead, and as Tamara in Once Upon a Time.
Mitch Pileggi: An Italian-American actor best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He later reprised the role in the show’s feature film The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).
Michael Trevino: Known as Tyler Lockwood in the CW series The Vampire Diaries, Lockwood also appeared in spin-off series The Originals.
Alan Davis: UK artist known for drawing the revamped Captain Britain story in The Mighty World of Marvel, he has also created D.R. and Quinch for 2000AD. Other recognizable works include: The Uncanny X- Men, Excalibur, JLA: The Nail, and JLA: Another Nail.
Kevin O’Neill: British comic artist is best known for his work on 2000AD, Marshal Law, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Other works include: Omega Men, Tales of the Green Lantern Corp., Metalzoic, and Avatar’s Cinema Purgatorio.
Neal Adams: Known for transforming Batman’s realistic incarnation seen in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Other legendary comic book work includes: X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams is preparing to release his graphic novel Blood, and a Harley Quinn book.
Bob Layton: A comic visionary, creator, writer, artist, designer, and entrepreneur, known for reinventing Iron Man in the 70s, turning it into an all-time best selling comic series. Layton launched the first mini- series in comics’ history Hercules: Prince of Power.
Terry Jones: Best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Other directing credits include: Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, Personal Services, Erik the Viking, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and Absolutely Everything.
Ian Ziering: Known for his array of acting including Beverly Hills 90210, No Way Back, What I Like About You, Melrose Place, and Happily Divorced. Ziering became the most in-demand actor for various animated films and television shows Spider-Man, Mighty Ducks, Batman Beyond, and Biker Mice from Mars.
Additional media and comic guest announcements are coming soon. For more information regarding Motor City Comic Con guests and events, visit www.motorcitycomiccon.com.
About Motor City Comic Con
Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, Motor City Comic Con gathers comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country, offering a vast variety of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters and much more. Over 300 comic book creators, writers and artists are on site at Motor City Comic Con each year, as well as more than 50 actors from the television and movie industry. Motor City Comic Con offers big fun for kids young and old.
LA Comic Book and Sci Fi Con to Feature Alex Nino Plus Guests from The Walking Dead and Teen Wolf for June 2013
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LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PRESENTS STARS FROM THE WALKING DEAD AND TEEN WOLF JUNE 23, 2013
Los Angeles, CA-May 21, 2013-The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION presents JON BERNTHAL from THE WALKING DEAD AMC Cable series and TYLER HOECHLIN and HOLLAND RODEN from MTV’S TEEN WOLF appearing in person at the SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013 show.
JON BERNTHAL starred as “Shane Walsh” in Season One and Two of THE WALKING DEAD Cable Series. JON will be signing autographs 12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. THE WALKING DEAD is the #1 Best Selling Comic Book series and Highest Rated Cable series with over 12 million viewers for the third season. JON’S upcoming Movie roles include The Wolf of Wall Street (Directed by Martin Scorsese and also starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey) and Grudge Match (also starring Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone and Kim Basinger).
TYLER HOECHLIN and HOLLAND RODEN, the stars of MTV’S TEEN WOLF appear to sign autographs from 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. TYLER stars as “Derek Hale,” a mysterious werewolf, and HOLLAND stars as “Lydia Martin,” a person who has an immunity to supernatural abilities. MTV’S TEEN WOLF is an edgier adaptation of the 1985 Michael J. Fox Movie. The third season of TEEN WOLF starts in June.
Other Special Guests Appearing:
ALEX NINO, Classic Marvel and DC Comics Artist, will appear in person to sign autographs and do sketches. ALEX’S unique visual style has been featured in such Classic DC Comics as Weird War Tales, House of Mystery, Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion, Secrets of Sinister House, Weird Mystery Tales, The Witching Hour, Korak, and Rima the Jungle Girl. ALEX’S Marvel Comic work includes The Savage Sword of Conan and Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction. ALEX’S magazine work includes Heavy Metal and Warren Magazines Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella. ALEX will have his recent works Andie and the Alien and Monster Candy (Bliss on Tap Publishing) on sale.
BARBARA LUNA starred as “Lt. Marlena Moreau” in the Classic STAR TREK episode “Mirror, Mirror.” BARBARA’S other television credits include starring as “Koori” in two episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Wild, Wild West, Zorro, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Hawaii Five-O, The Invaders and many others.
BUTCH PATRICK starred as “Eddie Munster” in two seasons of THE MUNSTERS and the movie MUNSTER, GO HOME! BUTCH’S other television credits include Lidsville, The Monkees, I Dream of Jeannie, My Favorite Martian, and the animated movie The Phantom Tollbooth (starring as the voice of Milo).
RICHARD ANDERSON starred as “Oscar Goldman” in the ABC-TV series THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and THE BIONIC WOMAN. RICHARD’S other credits include the movies Stanley Kubrick’s The Paths of Glory, Forbidden Planet, Curse of the Faceless Man and television series such as Boris Karloff’s Thriller, The Green Hornet, Land of the Giants, The Rifleman and many others.
T.C. CARSON starred as the voice of “Mace Windu” in the animated series STAR WARS: CLONE WARS (2003-2005) and STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (2008-2013) and as the voice of “Kratos” in the GOD OF WAR Video Game series. T.C. is also known for starring as “Kyle Baker” in the television series Living Single.
The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION will take place SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013 at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, across the street from USC College. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Regular Admission is only $10.00, five years and under are free. Early Admission is $12.00. The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables full of Old and New Comic Books, Toys, Action Figures, Trading Cards, Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels, DVDs, Movie Memorabilia and many other collectibles! All celebrity guests charge for each autograph but it includes a choice of photo. Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information!