The VA Comicon (November 2012)

January 11, 2012 by  
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VA

Convention Name
The VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
11/18/2012
About This Convention
Virginia’s largest and longest running Comic Book and Pop-culture convention. Now in it’s 26th year. 2012 will be FREE to all guests who register in advance at www.VAcomicon.com! We will have all-star talent at every show!
Venue Name and Address
The Crowne Plaza West
6531 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
62
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
Guests
James O’Barr

Albuquerque Comic Expo (June 2012)

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Convention Name
Albuquerque Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.abqcomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date
06/08/2012
End Date
06/10/2012
About This Convention
The Albuquerque Comic Expo is the southwest’s premier comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention! Taking place June 8th-10th 2012, ACE will feature the very best in comic books, movie, television, gaming, and more!

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes headline the show with a live performance of Jay and Silent Bob Get Old! We have several guests returning from our awesome inaugural 2011 show, as well as a bunch of new comic book professionals and celebrities!

Venue Name and Address
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
220
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Andy Kuhn, Ben Templesmith, Stan Lee, Arthur Suydam, James O’Barr, Joe Jusko, Michael Golden, Steve Scott, Rodney Ramos

Steel City Con Adds James O’Barr for December 2011

November 23, 2011 by  
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The Crow

Press Release:

The Steel City Con is very proud to announce that the following guests will be appearing at the upcoming Steel City Con. This is a rare opportunity for you to meet American Icons!

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!

The Steel City Con is proud to announce that James O’Barr will be attending the upcoming show. Many of you know that James is the creator of THE CROW!
He is the Writer & Artist of the comic series on which four movies, several comics, a television show, and several novels were later based. Don’t miss this very rare appearance!

CELEBRITY GUEST LIST:

HENRY WINKLER – The Steel City Con is VERY pleased to announce that HENRY WINKLER will be attending the December Show! Mr. Winkler is a very accomplished Author, Actor & Director. He has acted on many TV programs as well as many major hit films. Many of you know him as “THE FONZ” from HAPPY DAYS! Mr. Winkler has also appeared in many classic films such as Wes Craven’s SCREAM (1996), Adam Sandler’s THE WATERBOY, LITTLE NICKY and CLICK. He currently stars i the TV series ROYAL PAINS.

Mr. Winkler will be signing on ALL 3 DAYS of the show!
Friday 4-8pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am – 2pm

SPECIAL SIGNING PRICE: STEEL CITY CON EXCLUSIVE
Steel City Con Special price of ONLY $25. ( Many were expecting $40 – $60 )

Pre-purchase your 3 Day Pass online now so that you can meet Mr. Winkler before the general public gets in the show! (3 Day Pass holders get in 1/2 hour early on Sat & Sun)
Go To http://www.steelcitycon.com for all the details!

MARGOT KIDDER- Most of you know Margot from her role as “Lois Lane” of the SUPERMAN Films with Christopher Reeves. Margot also starred in The Amityville Horror. Don’t miss this special signing appearance!

Special Note: Margot Kidder’s Signing Appearance is being Sponsored by IN PERSON PRODUCTIONS. Visit their web site at http://www.inpersonpro.com/

LINDA BLAIR – This is an EXTREMELY RARE Signing Appearance and we encourage everyone to make plans now to attend the December Steel City Con! LINDA BLAIR is a GOLDEN GLOBE & PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD winner. She has also been nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD. Many of you know Linda Blair from her role in the horror film THE EXORCIST.

Special Note: Linda Blair’s Signing Appearance is being Sponsored by The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Visit their web site at http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh/

DOUG JONES – Ready to meet THE SILVER SURFER? Doug Jones has appeared as The Silver Surfer in the recent file THE FANTASTIC FOUR: THE RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER.

Special Note: Mr. Jones signing appearance is being sponsored by the Comic Book Ink.
Visit their web site at http://www.thecomicbookink.com

ERIKA ELENIAK – Yes, that’s right …. it’s ” Shauni McCain from the hit TV series BAYWATCH! Many of you also remember Erika as the high-school girlfriend of Jesse (John Stamos) in FULL HOUSE. Erika’s film credits also include UNDER SIEGE, E.T., and THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES.

BONNIE PIESSE – Australian actress and singer/songwriter. Star Wars fans will be happy to meet the “YOUNG AUNT BERU” from STAR WARS! In particular, she appeared in Star Wars Episode II: Attack OF THE CLONES and STAR WARS Episode iii: REVENGE OF THE SITH.

MARK DODSON – The voice for STAR WARS’ “SALACIOUS CRUMB” / The Voice of STAR WARS’ Ewok’s / The Voice for many of your favorite GREMLINS. Mark has also been involved in DAY OF THE DEAD, WISHMAN and NATURAL BORN KILLERS.

“HACKSAW” JIM DUGGAN – Former WWE Wrestler. His best known character is that of an American patriot, which sees him use a 2×4 length of wood as a weapon, the battle cry “Hooo!” and the USA Cheer! During his time in WWE he was the oldest active wrestler after Ric Flair retired in 2008.”Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is also the second inductee in the WWE HALL OF FAME Class of 2011.

Special note: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan’s appearance is being sponsored by COLLECTORS REALM
visit their web site at http://www.collectorsrealm.iwarp.com/

MARIA KANELLIS – Former WWE DIVA! Maria Kanellis is an actress, singer, TV hostess/personality, former WWE Diva and aspiring fashion designer. She is currently appearing on THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE on NBC. She is releasing her first music album, a 4 song EP, on April 13th, 2010. She is most well-known as a former professional wrestler and personality within World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for the past 5 years !

For details go to http://www.steelcitycon.com

VA Comicon 25th Anniversary Show October 29-30, 2011 Featuring O’Barr, Suydam, Etc.

October 24, 2011 by  
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The Crow

Press Release:

The 25th Anniversary show is THIS WEEKEND, Oct 29-30 in Richmond
Dear Brett,

This is Brett from the VA Comicon…Man-o-man am I excited about the show coming up this wekend in Richmond, VA on Oct 29-30!
So many exciting things to announce…from a Female Super-hero figure modeling course on Saturday, to MORE exclusive comics you can ONLY get at the show (like the TMNT Variant with the LEE Momument on the Christmas themed cover, to the Sexiest Witchblade cover EVER)!
It all happens THIS weekend in Richmond, VA! Don’t miss the Charity Art auction on Saturday to Benefit the Hero Initiative, and the $500 Cash Costume contest on Sunday…$250 for best group, and $250 best overall. Scope the links below!
Stories Comics in Richmond has been kind enough to donate two $50 Gift Cards for the youth prices (12 and under)…one for best group, and one for best overall!
We have an awesome lineup of lectures this year, including a frank conversation about Hollywood with James O Barr (the creator of the Crow), and a round-table GI Joe talk with Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe and SL Gallant! Check out all of the links! The show will be GREAT! Go to our website for the schedule!
Finally, a reminder Children 12 and under are FREE, and everyone else is $10 for the entire weekend! SKIP THE LINES! Pick up your advance ticket today at the website, and get in 1 hour earlier on Saturday to boot!
Children of advance ticket holders get in early for FREE!
Check out the headlines below for more fun at our upcoming show! THIS WEEKEND. All info and tickets are at our website. WHEW!
-Brett

Check out these quick links for more info!Many updates to exclusives!We added Arthur “Zombie King” Suydam to the guest list! 

Hero Initiative Original Art Auction info!

Lecture Schedule! SMALL PRESS updates!

 

Become a fan of us on Facebook to be in the KNOW, here are the most recent posts our fans were lucky enough to be in the know:
Please remember, this show is being self-financed by me, Brett Carreras, and is being operated completely as not-for-profit. We do have a VERY limited number of tables still available both days…if your company would like to be a part of Virginia’s BEST comic book show EVER in 25 years, we would love to hear from you!
I look forward to seeing everyone at the show!
Sincerely,

Brett Carreras
VA Comicon

A reminder, we are at the CROWNE PLAZA WEST in Richmond, VA, which is NOT the same location as last-year’s show…We have sold the room to capacity the last two years…the best way to not have to WAIT in in line is to pick up an advance ticket for only $10, the same price as at the front door. Thanks!

Kids 12 and under areFREE!
We LOVE having families come to the VA Comicon! In fact, we want WHOLE GROUP participation…That’s why we have a GROUP cash prize on Sunday for our costume contest!
Remember…Kids 12 and under are FREE the whole weekend with paid parent admission! Getting an ADVANCE Ticket? Your child can get in 1 hour early with you FREE of charge as well! Online sales will stop on Thursday, so you only have DAYS to take advantage! Get one NOW!
OFFER GOOD ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OCT 29-30 

Steranko, Linsner, and Horn Added to Fan Days October 2011 Event

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Jim Steranko

Press Release:

Jim Steranko, Joe Linsner, Greg Horn and more added to FAN DAYS
October 8-9, 2011

Hot off the heels of the highly successful Dallas Comic Con this past May, the same promoters have assembled another impressive guest list for the October 8-9 event called FAN DAYS.

Comic book legend Jim Steranko will make a rare appearance at the event, his first visit to the Dallas area in almost two decades.  Steranko is praised by comic book fans and creators for his surrealistic style incorporated in the Silver and Bronze Age with Marvel flagship characters like Nick Fury and Captain America.  He would later enter the publishing field with movie magazines like Prevue, and even designed characters and concepts for major films like RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (yes, Jim designed Indiana Jones) and Francis Ford Coppola’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA.  This is a rare opportunity for fans to meet the groundbreaking creator in person.  He’s been added along with recent comic book creators Joe Linsner (creator and artist of DAWN) and Greg Horn (Marvel cover artist).

Other guests for the multi-faceted event already include media names like Billy Dee Williams (STAR WARS), George Takei (STAR TREK), Julie Benz (DEXTER), and Jaime King (SIN CITY), along with comic creators like Herb Trimpe, Michael Golden, Dave Dorman, Terry Moore, James O’Barr, Kerry Gammill and more.

FAN DAYS Event Manager Mark Walters was quoted to say “The Dallas Comic Con earlier this year was a way of getting our feet wet with the brand new Irving Convention Center, but Fan Days is going to be a somewhat definitively diverse event for the fan community – offering a wider selection of guests and events during and after the show, this will be one of the most incredible fan functions the DFW area has ever seen.”

All guests are attending both days (unless otherwise noted on the website), and some guests do charge fees for autographs. General Admission, Priority and VIP admission passes will be available.  For all the latest info check out http://fandays.com

Hero Initiative Travels To Albuquerque Comic Expo 2011 with Bernie Wrightson

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Nightmaster cover by Bernie Wrightson

Press Release:

HERO INITIATIVE TRAVELS TO ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO “ACE” WITH GUEST BERNIE WRIGHTSON

June 16, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)  Hero initiative, the non-profit organization that provides a financial safety net for comic creators in need, is making it’s first appearance at Albuquerque Comic Expo, June 24th-26th, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, located in historic downtown Albuquerque at 401 2nd Street NW Albuquerque NM. Joining us at ACE is artist Bernie Wrightson, known for Swamp Thing, and artist of Punisher and Batman: The Cult.  Bernie will be at our booth, #615, all day Saturday and Sunday, right next to Hero Board member Brian Pulido, so make sure you drop and give him a shout while you purchase your goods at the Hero booth!

In addition, Mr. Wrightson has generously agreed to do two sketches for lucky winning fans of Hero’s eBay auctions. Go to: http://qurls.com?i=50388 or http://qurls.com?i=50389 to bid on one of these treasures!

To the con, make sure you purchase you tickets at http://abqcomicexpo.com/purchase-tickets/ and click on the “cart” page to make a donation to Hero, the easiest way to help our cause!

 

SIGNING SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS, HERO INITIATIVE BOOTH #615:

FRI, 24 JUN (con hours 10-7)

1230-230: Ryan Cody

330-430: Daniel Campos

430-630: Gene Ha

SAT, 25 JUN (con hours 10-7)

ALL DAY: Bernie Wrightson

1030-1230: Andy Kuhn

230-430: James O’Barr

SUN, 26 JUN (con hours 10-6)

ALL DAY: Bernie Wrightson

1130-1230: Gene Ha

1230-130: James O’Barr

130-230: Daniel Campos

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354

 

TX – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Wendy Pini (Elfquest), James O’Barr (The Crow), Kristian Donaldson (DMZ, Supermarket, The Guild), Brent Peeples (Grimm Fairy Tales), and Michael Hawkins (Jim Corn) sign on Saturday May, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!

Zeus Comics
411 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

TX – Tsunami Relief Fundraiser

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Press Release:

To help those in need in Japan, Zeus Comics, in conjunction with the Web series The Variants and Billiard Bar will be putting on a LIVE ART SHOW and AUCTION to benefit the American Red Cross. Several comic artists will be on hand making art in front of the crowd while DJ CeePee from Good Records spins LIVE!

There’ll be drinks, pool tables and a hell of a lot of fantastic art being made before your eyes.

The starting artist line-up includes James O’Barr (The Crow), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Kristian Donaldson (DMZ, Supermarket, The Guild), the entire Space Gun Studios crew, Curt Franklin and Chris Haley (letsbefriendsagain.com), and RK Milholland (somethingpositive.net).

All art pieces will be silent auctioned off over the course of the evening! Plus prizes from Zeus Comics, writer Greg Pak and more!

Friday April 22nd at 9pm

Billiard Bar
1920 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX

Albuquerque Comic Expo (June 2011)

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Convention Name
Albuquerque Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.abqcomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:

  • over multiple days.

 

 

Start Date
06/24/2011
End Date
04/26/2011
About This Convention
The Albuquerque Comic Expo is the southwest’s newest and most exciting comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention! Taking place June 24th-26th, 2011, ACE features an impressive guest list of over 40 comic book, celebrity, and media guests.

Featuring a special appearance by comic book legend Stan Lee!

 

Venue Name and Address
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

 

Guests
Stan Lee, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Ben Templesmith, Doug Jones, Ernie Hudson, Michael Golden, Lloyd Kaufman, Jeremy Bulloch, Peter Mayhew, Jim Kelly, Richard Hatch, Arthur Suydam, Aaron Campbell, Ale Garza, Gene Ha, Andy Kuhn,James O’Barr, Joe Jusko, Mitch Brietweiser, Whilce Portacio, Tony Harris, Jill Thompson, Tim Seeley

Albuquerque Comic Expo Flyer

Dallas Comic Con (May 2011)

Dallas Comic Con May 21-22

Convention Name
Dallas Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.dallascomiccon.com
This convention will take place:

  • over multiple days.
Start Date
05/21/2011
End Date
05/22/2011
About This Convention
Dallas’ number one comic convention returns May 21-22 with guests of honor STAN LEE and LEONARD NIMOY!
Venue Name and Address
500 W Las Colinas Blvd
2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
Irving, TX 75039
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
270
Projected Attendance
6000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Mitch Breitweiser, Jaime Mendoza, James O’Barr

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