IL – Sparks Signing

SPARKS

William Katt, Jake Busey, and Christopher Folino sign at Graham Crackers Comics on Friday April 12th from 5:00 till 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

ACTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER William Katt, best known for his role as The Greatest American Hero on the 1980s TV show, is in town promoting the WORLD PREMIERE of his new movie SPARKS, based on the comic book graphic novel!

He will be accompanied by actor Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, The Frighteners) as well as Christopher Folino, the creator of Sparks!

All three will be signing copies of the SPARKS Graphic Novel at our CHICAGO LOOP location on FRIDAY APRIL 12th from 5pm – 7pm! Come on out, meet the stars, get a copy of their graphic novel personalized and find out more about the world premiere film!

Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602

Spooky Empire Welcomes John Carpenter for UHW 2010

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John Carpenter Heading to Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL – They’ve done it again! Spooky Empire has taken what was already an amazing celebrity guest lineup and made it even more impressive with the addition of some of the best guests the horror world has to offer. This year’s event returns to the Wyndham Orlando Resort on October 8-10, 2010. Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend is fast becoming one of the most popular horror events in U.S. with fans coming from all over the world to attend. Last years show was monstrous, with the most fans in attendance so far, reaching record breaking numbers.

In addition to the first guest announcements, (including a Nightmare on Elm Street reunion featuring the gloved one himself, Robert Englund “Freddy Krueger”, John Saxon, Heather Langenkamp, and Amanda Wyss), will be the Master of Horror, Legendary Director John Carpenter – best known for his many horror/sci-fi films including “Halloween”, “Christine”, “The Fog”, and “Escape From New York” and The Mistress of the Dark herself – Elvira.

Other guests just announced are Tom Towles, best known for his role as “George Wydell” in “House of 1,000 Corpses”, Ken Sagoes who played “Roland Kincaid” in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3:Dream Warriors” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4:The Dream Master”, Nivek Ogre, original member of the band Skinny Puppy who most recently played the part of “Pavi Largo” in the rock-opera “Repo:The Genetic Opera”. Some returning guests are Kane Hodder “Friday the 13th VII & VIII”, Mike Christopher a/ka/ Hare Krishna Zombie from “Dawn of the Dead”, and paranormal favorites Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango from GhostHunters and GhostHunters Academy. They will all be joining some already established guests including horror’s favorite mother Betsy Palmer “Mrs. Vorhees” and Adrienne King from “Friday the 13th”, Danny Trejo of films such as “The Devil’s Rejects” “From Dusk Til Dawn”and the soon to be released “Predators”. It’s a family affair with father and son duo Jake Busey “The Frighteners” and “Starship Troopers” who is making a return appearance, and his dad the legendary Gary Busey star of over a hundred films including “Point Break” and “Silver Bullet”. The master of special FX, Tom Savini “Dawn of the Dead” will be there as well, plus more to be announced over the next few months!

Advance tickets for this ultimate event are available now! $50 gets you in for the whole weekend, that’s all three days of horror mayhem! One day passes are just $30 and $35. Visit the website www.spookyempire.com. VIP packages are available for $199 and include advance entry for each day of the show, a fast pass for the autograph lines, an exclusive VIP party on Saturday night, and a limited edition T-Shirt.

Make sure you reserve your rooms early this year. Last year sold out quickly and you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to stay on the premises, you don’t want to miss a thing. Rooms at the Wyndham are just $99 a night, if you mention “Spooky Empire” when you call for reservations. The Wyndham reservation line is 1-800-421-8001. You can also reserve your room via the website www.spookyempire.com

Join the legions of Spooky Empire fans on their Forum at www.spookyempire.com. Meet other fans, get answers to your questions, and find out the most recent updates on the show. You can also find and keep up with Spooky Empire on social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.

For more information visit the website at www.spookyempire.com or call the Spooky Empire Hotline 954-258-7852.

Ultimate Horror Weekend 2010 Announces 1st Guests

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FREDDY KRUEGER CLAWS HIS WAY BACK TO ORLANDO

Orlando, FL – One, two, Freddy’s coming for you, three, four there’s a lot in store…as Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend dusts off their coffins for another spooktacular year. This year’s event returns to the Wyndham Orlando Resort on October 8-10, 2010. Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend is fast becoming one of the most popular horror events in U.S. with fans coming from all over the world to attend. Last years show was monstrous, with the most fans in attendance so far, reaching record breaking numbers.

Their first guest announcements, which have already caused a stir, include a Nightmare on Elm Street reunion featuring the gloved one himself, Robert Englund “Freddy Krueger”, John Saxon, Heather Langenkamp, and Amanda Wyss. From Friday the 13th, horror’s favorite mother Betsy Palmer “Mrs. Vorhees” makes an appearance along with Adrienne King. Also in attendance will be Danny Trejo of films such as The Devil’s Rejects and From Dusk Til Dawn. Danny will be there supporting his two upcoming films Machete and Predator. It’s a family affair with father and son duo Jake Busey “The Frighteners” and “Starship Troopers” who is making a return appearance, and his dad the legendary Gary Busey star of over a hundred films including Point Break and Silver Bullet. The master of special FX, Tom Savini “Dawn of the Dead” will be there as well, plus many, many more to be announced over the next few months!

Advance tickets for this ultimate event will be available starting this Monday, May 24th at 9am ! $50 gets you in for the whole weekend, that’s all three days of horror mayhem! One day passes are just $30 and $35. Visit the website www.spookyempire.com. VIP packages are available for $199 and include advance entry for each day of the show, a fast pass for the autograph lines, an exclusive VIP party on Saturday night, and a limited edition T-Shirt.

Make sure you reserve your rooms early this year. Last year sold out quickly and you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to stay on the premises, you don’t want to miss a thing. Rooms at the Wyndham are just $99 a night, if you mention “Spooky Empire” when you call for reservations. The Wyndham reservation line is 1-800-421-8001. You can also reserve your room via the website www.spookyempire.com

Join the legions of Spooky Empire fans on their Forum at www.spookyempire.com. Meet other fans, get answers to your questions, and find out the most recent updates on the show. You can also find and keep up with Spooky Empire on social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.

For more information visit the website at www.spookyempire.com or call the Spooky Empire Hotline 954-258-7852.
Contact:
Pete Mongelli
Spooky Empire, Inc.
954-258-7852

http://www.spookyempire.com

Wizard World Philadelphia Returns This June 2010

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Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic Con Returns To Philadelphia Convention Center For 10th Anniversary Celebration, June 11-13, 2010

William Shatner, Adam West, Bruce Campbell, James Marsters, Tia Carrere Among Celebrity Guests; Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors and More than 150 Pop Culture Icons to Attend

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2010 — Philadelphia Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture touring expo, will return to the “City of Brotherly Love” for the 10th straight year with a three-day run at Philadelphia Convention Center, Friday through Sunday, June 11-13, 2010. Philadelphia Comic Con will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and more than 150 celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, anime, manga, horror, sports, original art, collectibles, contests, movie screenings, and more.

Among the scheduled celebrity guests at Philadelphia Comic Con are William Shatner (“Star Trek”), Adam West (“Batman,” “Family Guy,”) Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Army of Darkness”), James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica,” “Smallville”), Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; “Relic Hunter”), Clare Kramer (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Bring it On”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”), Scott Porter (“Caprica,” “Friday Night Lights”), Adrianne Curry (“America’s Next Top Model,” “My Fair Brady”), Christopher Knight (“The Brady Bunch,” “My Fair Brady”), Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects, Bio-Dome), Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, The Frighteners) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters).

“I’m looking forward to meeting up with my fans at the 10th Annual Philadelphia Comic Con,” said Marsters. “I think my fans are some of the coolest people I’ve met and I am excited to discuss and celebrate the characters I’ve played with all of them.”

Fans can also meet their favorite comic artists, including Joe Madureira (“Darksiders,” “Uncanny X-Men,” “Battle Chasers”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman”), J.G. Jones (“Final Crisis,” “Wanted,” “Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia”), Michael Golden (“Wolverine: First Class,” “New Exiles”), Mark Texeira (“Moon Knight,” “Ghost Rider”), and Herb Trimpe (“Hulk,” “Iron Man”) and many other local and national artists.

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in daily costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits by trend-setting brands such as Ford (displaying a new vehicle), THQ (showing a video game) and TBS (screening a new television program); shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 400 dealer booths; and experience the show’s Horror Pavilion dedicated to writers, artists, musicians, and actors well known in that genre.

Sanctioned Tabletop Gaming Tournaments for Warhammer & Warhammer 40k and Trading Card Gaming Tournaments for YuGiOh, Pokemon, World of Warcraft & Magic the Gathering will take place throughout the weekend offering casual and competitive players the opportunity to win valuable prizes and increase their rankings. Additionally, event- goers are invited to bring their own short films to the expo, and enter the NYC Horror Film Festival’s Killer Short Sudden Death Competition. Winners will be inducted into the NYC Horror Film Festival program later this year.

Philadelphia Comic Con is the third stop on Wizard’s nine-city 2010 North American tour. Doors open Fri., June 11 from noon – 8 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and hours on Sunday are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (all times Eastern). Tickets are available in advance by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at www.wizardworld.ticketleap.com/philadelphia at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Adult single-day tickets are $25; three-day tickets are $45, and tickets are free for children age ten and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). Discount are available for students and faculty with identification.

Over 40 Special Guests Announced for Anaheim Comic Con

Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, Eliza Dushku and more kick off the hottest convention of 2010!

GET ANAHEIM COMIC CON TICKETS NOW at www.wizardworld.ticketleap.com/anaheim
On April 16-18, 2010, the inaugural Anaheim Comic Con is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center. The Anaheim Comic Con will be a major regional pop culture convention bringing fans the latest information on comics, toys, collectibles and connecting attendees with celebrity guests, artists and industry professionals.

The convention is still a few months away and several comic book superstars are already heading to the Anaheim Comic Con! Leading the way are Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, the blockbuster creative team behind Marvel’s SPIDER-WOMAN! Additionally, Bernie Wrightson (SWAMP THING), Tim Bradstreet (THE PUNISHER), Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), Charlie Huston (MOON KNIGHT), Phil Jimenez (ASTONISHING X-MEN), Simon Bisley (JUDGE DREDD), Glenn Fabry (PREACHER) and Tom Jane (BAD PLANET) are already confirmed for the show, with dozens of other comic creators to be announced!

Several stars of film and television will also be in attendance, including DOLLHOUSE star and longtime fan favorite, Eliza Dushku! Also onboard for the Anaheim Comic Con are Ted Raimi (XENA, SPIDER-MAN), WWE & TNA star Mick Foley along with three of the most beloved cast members from the 60′s BATMAN TV series: Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar! Additionally, there are several additional guests that will be announced soon!

“There is a real desire in Southern California for a comic based pop-culture experience, and I feel privileged to get back in touch with our west coast fans in this way. This will truly be an event for families and people of all ages,” said Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment.

Full Guest list so far:
William Shatner
Kate Mulgrew
Eliza Dushku
Christian Serratos
Brent Spiner
Catherine Bach
John Schneider
Ernie Hudson
Taylor Dayne
Brande Roderick
Jake Busey
Lori Petty
Lucianna Carro
Mick Foley
Bruce Boxleitner
Kevin Sorbo
Levar Burton
Robert Picardo
Jonathan Frakes
John de Lancie
Scott Bakula
Genie Francis
Melissa Gilbert
John Noble
Lorenzo Lamas
Rob Van Dam
Lita
Leonard Nimoy
Lindsay Wagner
Heidi Klum
Garrett Wang
Daniel Logan
Walter Koenig
Traci Scoggins
Michael Dorn
Lofton
Bernie Wrightson
Charlie Huston
Christopher Knight
Adrianne Curry
Alex Maleev
Tim Bradstreet
Tom Jane
Steve Niles

With such an incredible guest line up, the Anaheim Comic Con will easily be one of the top conventions of 2010. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic comic con!

For more Anaheim Comic Con guest and programming updates, become a fan of ANAHEIM COMIC CON on Facebook!

The Anaheim Comic Con runs from April 16-18, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center. It is a major regional pop culture convention bringing fans the latest information on comics, toys, collectibles and connecting attendees with celebrity guests, artists and industry professionals.
GET ANAHEIM COMIC CON TICKETS NOW at www.wizardworld.ticketleap.com/anaheim

Spooky Empire Brings Ultimate Horror to Orlando This Weekend

October 6, 2009 by  
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Orlando, FL September 14, 2009 – The largest gathering of horror icons and celebrities is about to take place in Orlando, FL, and it’s hosted by Spooky Empire, Inc. An excellent show is in store once again! They’ve brought together a who’s who of macabre guests to appear at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, being held this year on October 9-11, 2009 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive.

This year Spooky Empire is proud to announce special guest, Shannen Doherty, of the TV shows “Charmed”, “Scare Tactics” and of course “Beverly Hills, 90210″. Other major guests to appear are The Masters of Horror – John Landis “American Werewolf in London”, and Herschell Gordon Lewis “2,000 Maniacs”, plus actresses Adrienne Barbeau “The Fog”, Linda Blair “The Exorcist”, and Fairuza Balk from “The Craft”. From Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film “The Birds” Tippi Hedren will be appearing, as well as Bill Moseley and William Forsythe of Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects”, Danny Trejo of “From Dusk Til Dawn”, Jake Busey of “The Frighteners”, Jason Mewes of “Clerks”. The voice of “Jack Skellington” Chris Sarandon will be in attendance. There will be a “Jason” Reunion with special guests Derek Mears, Kane Hodder and. C.J. Graham. Come and meet the daughter of the legendary movie monster Boris Karloff – Sara Karloff. Also meet special guest Brian Krause, best known as Leo in the “Charmed” television series and Stephen Kings “Sleepwalkers”, this is his first convention appearance. Other guests include Jason London from “Dazed and Confused”, “Creature from the Black Lagoon” Ricou Browning, and from “Night of the Creeps” Jill Whitlow and Jason Lively. There will also be a “Halloween II” reunion with the original cast. This is just the beginning!

From the popular television series, “Ghosthunters” TAPS members Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango will appear.

There will be over twenty authors promoting their newest books and partaking in panels and Q&As, including Max Brooks, author of “World War Z”.

Some of the best artists can be found at the Ultimate Horror Weekend, including Joe Simko, Stainboy, Dirk Strangely and animator Richard Green.

This year Spooky Empire is bringing back what they are best known for – the most exciting events in Florida! Including the Freak Show Film Festival, Live Bands with performances by Ghoultown, Psychocharger, original Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna and many more, Creepy Costume Contest, Screamin’ Ink Tattoo Room with special guest artist Paul Booth, Q&A’s and Seminars, Video Game Room with a RockBand: Battle of the Bands, Huge Dealer Room, and of course their world renowned pool parties – a must attend! The newest additions to the events – The Celebrity Poker Tournament and a Shadow Cast of Repo: The Genetic Opera hosted by cast members Terrance Zdunich, Bill Moseley, and J Larose.

Last but certainly not least…the famous Zombie Walk hosted by The Deadite Empire with a tribute to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The walk will not only have the largest collection of the walking dead, they will also perform a reenactment of the Thriller dance with stars from the original video; Ola Ray and Cheryl Sington, as well as the director John Landis…

…plus so much more !!

Advance tickets for this ultimate event are on sale now! $40 gets you in for the whole weekend, that’s all three days of horror mayhem! One day passes are just $25 and $30. Visit the website www.spookyempire.com.

Make sure you reserve your rooms early this year. Last year sold out quickly and you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to stay on the premises, you don’t want to miss a thing. Rooms at the Wyndham are just $99 a night, if you mention “Spooky Empire” when you call for reservations. The Wyndham reservation line is 1-800-421-8001.

Join the legions of Spooky Empire fans on their Forum at www.spookyempire.com. Meet other fans, get answers to your questions, and find out the most recent updates on the show.

For more information visit the website at www.spookyempire.com or call the Spooky Empire Hotline 954-258-7852.