It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s Ilya Salkind At Anaheim Comic Con
Filmmaking Legend Will Host Panel, Meet Fans, Sign Autographs
NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., April 13, 2010 – Ilya Salkind, executive producer of the original Superman movie franchise, will make a special appearance at Anaheim Comic Con, Friday through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center, meeting fans, signing autographs and hosting a panel (Saturday, 2 p.m.) in which he discusses the Academy Award-winning films and his career.
“I am looking forward to greeting fans and talking about the Superman films and other projects,” said Salkind. “It is satisfying to see so many people who still enjoy those movies, and the new generations who are getting introduced to them for the first time.”
Salkind, now president and CEO of The Ilya Salkind Company, ranks among an elite group of producers whose films have generated more than $3 billion in adjusted worldwide revenue, with an adjusted average of $250 million per movie. The Academy Award winning Superman: The Movie also has the distinction of being the first major Comic Book film adaptation ever made. Under his supervision, this film and its first two sequels became worldwide blockbusters.
Salkind’s first venture into television, “Superboy,” also proved successful, lasting four seasons for a total of 100 episodes and is now a huge hit on DVD. In the years following the success of “Superboy,” Salkind focused his energies on the youth oriented feature Young Alexander the Great. During that period he also executive produced The Richard Donner Cut of Superman II.
“Ilya Salkind is a legend in the filmmaking world, and we are excited and honored that Anaheim Comic Con attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk to him,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard Entertainment CEO.
Anaheim Comic Con brings together fans of comics, toys, collectibles and offers a chance to see actors, writers, artists and the best each industry has to offer.
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About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.
Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
March 26-28, 2010, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre
April 16-18, 2010, Anaheim Comic Con, Anaheim Convention Center
June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center
August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
October 1-3, 2010, New England Comic Con, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
October 7-10, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Pier 94
October 15-17, 2010, New Jersey Comic Con, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center
November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center
December 3-5, 2010, Atlanta Comic Con, Cobb Galleria Centre
Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD
Cleveland Comic Con, TBD
Nashville Comic Con, TBD
The snow has NOT stopped the show! NYCBM will go on this Saturday, February 27, 2010!!! The Guests, Artists, and Dealers are confirmed and on their way to bring you a GREAT show! So don’t be afraid of the snow and come out and enjoy the show!!! On hand will be over 50 famous comics creators, as well as many local independent artists and small-press publishers.
Famed movie producer Ilya Salkind (Superman 1, 2, & 3) will be giving a talk and signing autographs. The NY Jedi will be holding a “lightsaber arena” with demonstrations, exhibitions, and lessons all day. There will be an open game room of vintage, classic, and hot new video games free to play all day long! Over 150 dealer tables will be filled with comics old and new, toys, posters, trading cards, videos, and related pop-culture collectibles. This is an opportunity no true fan should miss! First 300 customers get free passes to HOT TUB TIME MACHINE! More movie passes given out through the day!
Michael Carbonaro has produced the longest-running comic book convention in New York City for the past 13 years. That convention has grown by leaps and bounds to being one of the largest public events in the city. This show will be a return to his roots: an exciting, affordable show at the Penn Plaza Pavilion with famous artists, wonderful dealers, and devoted fans all in the same building, and the love for a true American art form, the comic book. For more information and updates, and to sign up for the mailing list, go to the website.
NEW YORK COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE DATE: Saturday February 27th, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Avenue at 35th Street, New York City