Phoenix Comicon 2010 Adds More Guests

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Our favorite demon turned mortal – Anya is coming!
Actress Emma Caulfield will be at Phoenix Comicon, Sunday, May 30th 2010.

PHOENIX, AZ MAY 18TH 2010: Actress Emma Caulfield will be appearing at Phoenix Comicon later this month, joining editor Christian Beranek for a talk about Emma’s Contropussy webcomic and then speaking at a Q&A session where the floor will be open for questions about all of her work. Emma Caufield is best known for her role as Anya, on the critically acclaimed hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

“I absolutely loved her in Buffy,” said Jared Arthur, Phoenix Comicon’s Operations Director.

After spending time on TV, Emma landed the starring role as “Caitlin Green” in the Revolution Studios thriller Darkness Falls. Caulfield then went on to produce and star in the film Bandwagon. Some of Caulfield’s other work includes numerous television movies and the short film Hollow, an official selection in over 30 festival. She won the best actress award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and the Sydney International Film Festival (A Night of Horrors). Most recently Caulfield starred in the romantic comedy/sci-fi hybrid film Timer. Emma has also re-teamed with Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) recurring on her new television series Gigantic.

“Emma is great, so many fans will be very excited she’s coming!” said Convention Center Director Matt Solberg.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com
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Eureka! We’ve Got Him!

Eureka co-creator Jaime Paglia will be at Phoenix Comicon over Memorial Day Weekend

PHOENIX, AZ MAY 19TH: Eureka co-creator Jaime Paglia will join Kevin Grazier, John Scalzi (consultants for Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, and Stargate Universe) and science fiction movie consultant Seth Shostak to discuss science fiction in TV & Film. Jaime Paglia will also talk about his hit series, Eureka. The series has become a science fiction centerpiece hit for the SyFy channel and will air its 4th season in July. Fans of Eureka are encouraged to mark Paglia’s appearances in the Conquest Scheduler at www.phoenixcomicon.com.

“I can’t wait to hear Jaime speak!” Said Anabel Martinez, Director of Marketing for Phoenix Comicon.

Jaime Paglia is the co-creator and Executive Producer of the Syfy Channel record-setting series, Eureka, which is currently in production on its fourth season of 20 episodes. Paglia started his career in feature films before creating Eureka with Andrew Cosby for the SyFy Channel and NBC Universal Television Studios. Eureka is not just a fan favorite, but also a critical success. Eureka was nominated in 2007 for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for a Series. The series did win the Leo Award for Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series.

Convention Center Director Matt Solberg commented, “Maybe we’ll get some clues on what to expect in the 4th season.”

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com
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The Green Lantern and The Flash and A Keyboard, Oh My!

Ethan Van Scriver talks about life, theories and plans at Phoenix Comicon

MAY 5th 2010, PHOENIX, AZ: Ethan Van Sciver will be back at Phoenix Comicon this May for numerous events, discussing his life, music, and of course comic books! Van Sciver is an American comic book artist, best known for illustrating a number of titles including Green Lantern, Superman/Batman, New X-Men, and currently, The Flash: Rebirth. His work is noted for its consistently detailed rendering.

“This guy does it all!” Said Anabel Martinez, Director of Marketing for Phoenix Comicon.

Many of Van Sciver’s most notable works have been produced in collaboration with writer Geoff Johns on the superhero-horror one-shot The Flash: Iron Heights. In 2008, Van Sciver was the guest artist on an issue of Justice League of America(#20). Van Sciver has also done the six-issue mini-series The Flash: Rebirth, and variant covers for the Green Lantern and DC Comics event, The Blackest Night.

Fans of Ethan Van Scriver who are attending Phoenix Comicon this year are now able mark on their personal calendars where Ethan will be at the convention by using the new ConQuest Convention Scheduler at PhoenixComicon.com.

“Can’t wait to have him back, it’s always a fun time when Ethan is here.” Said Matt Solberg, Convention Center Director.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com
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It’s the Mastermind of Sci-Fi Himself!
Michael A. Stackpole shares his wisdom at Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix, AZ May 12th 2010: New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole will be at Phoenix Comicon, to describe digital publishing and writing. The spotlight will also be on Stackpole when he presents his three week program on preparing future writers on writing novels. Of course, Michael Stackpole will also discuss Star Wars, Star Trek, and other fictional universes he has written in. Specific days of Michael A. Stackpole’s events at Phoenix Comicon are listed in the new Conquest Scheduler at phoenixcomicon.com.

Convention Center Director Matt Solberg commented, “We’re very excited to have such a natural share his wisdom.”

Michael A. Stackpole is a science fiction and fantasy author best known for his Star Wars ( Several from the Star Wars: X-wing series and two from The New Jedi Order series) and Battletech books. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1979 with a BA in History. He sold his first gaming project to Flying Buffalo Inc. in 1977, and then headed for Arizona.

Stackpole’s Writing Workshop, “21 Days to a Novel,” is a three week program for preparing future writers to write a novel. This set of 21 exercises is broken down to give everything from character creation to world building, practical plotting devices, dialogue development and character voice creation tools. Additional cost is $20.

“It’s exciting to hear such a master speak!” said Anabel Martinez, Phoenix Comicon’s Marketing Director.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com

Sci Fi Channel Brings Big Stars to Comic-Con International

SCI FI Channel will bring out its big stars at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month, including the cast and creators of Stargate Universe, Caprica, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, Eureka, Sanctuary and Warehouse 13.

You’ll have a chance get the answers to all your questions at each of the Channel’s panels.

In addition, SCI FI will take over a restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel, re-branding it as Eureka’s “Cafe Diem” for the duration of the convention, which will be the hub of all SCI FI activities during the week.

Following is SCI FI’s full Comic-Con schedule. Comic-Con runs July 22-26.

Friday, July 24

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Stargate Universe Ballroom 20. A new chapter of the Stargate saga begins with the all-new original series Stargate Universe. Join stars Robert Carlyle, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, David Blue, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith and Ming-Na alongside series co-creators Brad Wright and Robert Cooper.

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Caprica/Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Ballroom 20. The present meets the past as the makers of Battlestar Galactica deliver the highly anticipated original series Caprica and the two-hour event, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, directed by Edward James Olmos. This is your chance to get the inside scoop on these exciting projects and see two generations of Adamas on stage together for the first time. Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore, David Eick and Jane Espenson sit down with Caprica star Esai Morales (Joseph Adama) and Olmos (Admiral William Adama) to reveal the truth about these two new chapters in the mythology of Battlestar. Moderated by Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times.

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Eureka Room 6BCF. Eureka is back this summer with all new episodes, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Erica Cerra (Jo Lupo), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo) and Jaime Paglia (executive producer/co-creator) are stopping by to let you in on the fun. Moderated by Josh Gates, Destination Truth.

8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. SCI FI Screening Room 6DE. See Warehouse 13 and Eureka on the big screen. Join SCI FI for an exclusive screening of the next all-new episodes of the summer’s two hottest series, along with best of clips from Ghost Hunters.

Saturday, July 25

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Sanctuary Bayside Hilton Indigo Room. Before Sanctuary returns for an all-new season, don’t miss your chance to go inside the action and behind the scenes. Join stars Amanda Tapping (Dr. Helen Magnus) and Robin Dunne (Dr. Will Zimmerman) as well as executive producers Martin Wood and Damian Kindler for an exclusive conversation about one of television’s most innovative shows. Moderated by Michael Logan, TV Guide.

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Warehouse 13 Room 6A. Join stars Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen) and Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), along with Jack Kenny (executive producer/show runner) and David Simkins (executive producer) as they reveal confidential information about America’s most classified secret. Moderated by Michael Logan, TV Guide.

Café Diem Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, July 22 6:30 a.m.-midnight
Thursday, July 23 6:30 a.m.-midnight
Friday, July 24 6:30 a.m.-3 a.m.
Saturday, July 25 6:30 a.m.-3 a.m.
Sunday, July 26 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Source: Sci Fi Wire