FAIRY TALES AND THE KING OF MONSTERS TOGETHER IN ORLANDO!
ORLANDO, FL – Kick off the summer with one of the greatest fan events to come to Orlando!
Spooky Empire’s May-Hem convention takes place May 30th-June 1st at The DoubleTree at Universal Studios 5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819). A three day weekend with something for everyone!
The first of two Spooky Empire conventions in 2014 brings a fantastic guest list covering not just the horror genre but SciFi, Fantasy, Rock n Roll and more!
Celebrate two film anniversaries starting with actors from the original 1954 “Godzilla” film. Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima (the man behind the Godzilla mask) make a rare convention appearance together to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the original film and of course the most recent hit the “Godzilla 2014” redo.
The second appearance would honor the 30th Anniversary of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Meet original cast members Robert Englund “Freddy Krueger”, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss and Ronee Blakley.
“Once Upon a Time” fans get a real treat when cast members make a rare first time appearance together. Meet Lana Parrilla “Regina” (her first convention appearance), Lee Arenberg “Grumpy”, Rebecca Mader “The Wicked Witch”, and Sean Maguire “Robin Hood”. The cast will be available for autographs, photo ops and a Q&A!
To round off this guest list full of headliners is writer and director John Carpenter. John Carpenter’s list of classic films include “Halloween”, “They Live”, “Escape From New York”, “Christine” and countless more.
Spooky Empire always brings a little rock ‘n’ roll to the mix! This year they’ve added “Misfits” members Doyle and Dr. Chud, “The Ramones” own Marky Ramone, and even Ex-“Runaways” members Lita Ford and Cherie Currie.
Wrestling fanactics do not want to miss out on our Friday event “In the Pit with Piper” featuring the one and only “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka! This will be and event to go down in history!
Plus tons more celebrity guests available for meet and greets and autographs all weekend including Disney’s own Pat Carroll (Ursula) from “The Little Mermaid, Jamie Kennedy “Scream” and “Ghost Whisperer”, Laurie Holden “The Walking Dead” and even a gathering of the original “Halloween” cast with Nick Castle, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Will Sandin, Nancy Loomis and Tommy Lee Wallace!
Spooky Empire is not just about the guests, they have some monstrous events lined up as always. Check out the schedule for events such as : Huge vendor room, live performances, panels and Q&As, Tattoo Festival with special guest artists, Charity Poker Tournament, Monster Museums, films, and for the first time a Dia De Los Muertos Opening Party which takes place starting at 12pm on Friday afternoon.
Closing out the weekend is Spooky Empire’s annual costume contest on Sunday. This year’s contest is sponsored by Orlando’s “Legends: A Haunting at Old Town”. $1,000 in cash prizes and more for winners!
Get your discount advance tickets online now! Just $50 for a 3 day pass ($60 at the door). Daily passes available as well!
Visit spookyempire.com for more information or call the Spooky Empire Hotline at 954-258-7852
Spooky Empire, Inc.
July 16, 2010 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, California, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic-Con International, Convention News, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
The network will roll out a custom-designed booth with a giant interactive video screen where attendees can view videos of Nickelodeon shows and the agenda for each day. Renovated retail space and an interactive flip book activity for attendees will showcase a variety of Nickelodeon show-branded photo opportunities for attendees.
SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, The Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and Fanboy and Chum Chum costume characters walking around the convention floor and taking photos with fans. More comprehensive consumer products will be on display, with special premium giveaways and kid and adult products available for purchase.
The Penguins of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda Panel (2:30pm – 3:30pm) — Room 5AB
â€¢ Screening of the half-hour Penguins of Madagascar special, “The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel”
â€¢ Q&A with The Penguins of Madagascar’s Tom McGrath (Skipper), John DiMaggio (Rico), James Patrick Stuart (Private), Jeff Bennett (Kowalski), Danny Jacobs (King Julien), Kevin Michael Richardson (Maurice), Nick Filippi (director) and Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle (executive producers)
â€¢ Overview of Kung Fu Panda with a sneak peak of rough animation and screening of two completed interstitials
â€¢ Q&A with Kung Fu Panda’s Peter Hastings (executive producer), Bret Haaland (supervising producer), Randy Dormans (supervising producer) and Gabe Swarr (supervising director)
SpongeBob SquarePants Panel (10:00am – 11:00am) — Room 6A
â€¢ Break-down of the steps that go into the making of one 11-minute episode
â€¢ Screening of episode from the SpongeBob SquarePants anthology, “Legends of Bikini Bottom”
â€¢ Q&A with Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob), Paul Tibbitt (executive producer), Vincent Waller (creative director), Steven Banks (head writer), Kenny Pittenger (layout supervisor), Tuck Tucker (supervising storyboard director), Luke Brookshier (storyboard director), Andy Clark (background painter) and Andrew Overtoom (animation director)
Fairly OddParents and T.U.F.F. Puppy Panel (11:30am – 12:30pm) — Room 24ABC
â€¢ Sneak peek of the Fairly OddParents half-hour special, “Love Triangle”
â€¢ Information and tease of the one-hour special and live-action Fairly OddParents TV movie
â€¢ Screening of a five-minute clip reel from T.U.F.F. Puppy
â€¢ Q&A with T.U.F.F. Puppy’s Butch Hartman (creator), Ray DeLaurentis (story editor), George Goodchild (art director) and Dave Thomas (producer)
Fanboy and Chum Chum Panel (3:00pm – 4:00pm) – Room 25ABC
â€¢ Presentation of unaired footage in addition to main title and read-through with talent.
â€¢ Q&A with Fanboy and Chum Chum’s Eric Robles (creator/executive producer), Steve Tompkins (co-executive producer), Jason Meier (CG supervising producer), David Hornsby (voice of Fanboy), Nika Futterman (voice of Chum Chum), Jeff Bennett (voice of Mr. Mufflin), Jamie Kennedy (voice of Kyle), Candi Milo (Lupe)
Sunday 7/25 (Kids’ Day):
Nickelodeon Screenings (10:00am – 11:00am) — Room 6DE — SpongeBob SquarePants,
Fanboy and Chum Chum, Fairly OddParents and The Troop
The Troop Panel (10:00am – 11:00am) — Room 7AB
â€¢ Q&A with Tommy Lynch (executive producer), Jay Kogen (executive producer), Max Burnett (creator), Greg Coolidge (creator), Andrew Hill Newman (writer), Harry Hannigan (writer), Shawn Simmons (writer), Karen DiConcetto (writer) and Rochelle Zimmerman (writer)
CREATOR/CAST APPEARANCES & SIGNINGS AT THE NICK BOOTH:
Avatar: The Last Airbender (1:30 – 3:00pm) – Mike DiMartino (creator/executive producer), Bryan Konietzo (creator/executive producer), Joaquim DosSantos (director), Ki-Hyun Ryu (character designer)
The Penguins of Madagascar (4:00 – 5:30pm) — Tom McGrath (Skipper), John DiMaggio (Rico), James Patrick Stuart (Private), Jeff Bennett (Kowalski), Danny Jacobs (King Julien), Kevin Michael Richardson (Maurice)
Nicktoons & NFL’s Guardians of Core – Coach Norv Turner and Linebacker Shawne Merriman from the San Diego Chargers (TBD)
Yo Gabba Gabba! (10:00am – 12:00pm) – DJ Lance Rock
The Fairly OddParents (1:00 – 2:30pm) — Butch Hartman (creator), Ray DeLaurentis (story editor)
The Troop (3:00 – 4:30pm) – Nicholas Purcell (Jake), Gage Golightly (Hayley), David Del Rio (Felix)
Fanboy and Chum Chum (5:00 – 6:30pm) — Eric Robles (creator/executive producer), David Hornsby (voice of Fanboy), Nika Futterman (voice of Chum Chum), Jeff Bennett (voice of Mr. Mufflin), Jamie Kennedy (voice of Kyle), Candi Milo (Lupe)
Dora the Explorer (11:00am – 12:30 pm) – Caitlin Sanchez (voice of Dora)
BOOTH ACTIVITIES, GIVEAWAYS & PRODUCTS:
Giveaways: Limited edition posters for various Nickelodeon shows; The Last Airbender prize pack giveaways: costumes, Appa plush, manga-art t-shirts; Nicktoons branded trading cards; Nick branded flip books
Products on Display and Available for Purchase:
â€¢ Home*: Art cells from Art You Grew Up With for Fanboy and Chum Chum, Avatar, Invader Zim, Fairly OddParents and The Last Airbender
â€¢ Publishing: Avatar series coffee book, The Last Airbender prequel manga and movie adaption, Avatar series cine manga
â€¢ Toys: Air Master toy demos from Spin Master, The Last Airbender action figures, Dora “We Did It” doll, Ultimate Air Master
â€¢ Apparel: SpongeBob t-shirts (adult and youth), Fanboy and Chum Chum t-shirts*, The Last Airbender t-shirts: Manga art for adult and women skus* and graphic style for kids, The Penguins of Madagascar t-shirts (adult and youth)*
â€¢ Home Video: Avatar collectors’ box set, Invader Zim’s Season 1 and 2, SpongeBob Squarepants’ “Triton’s Revenge”
â€¢ Video game: The Last Airbender
*Comic-Con exclusive products
The Chicago Tribune’s The Watcher gets another scoop as she provides the Comi-Con International line-up for ABC:
Thursday, July 23
The Middleman Cast Reunion and Lost Episode Table Read
11:15–12:15: Creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost) and the complete cast, including Matt Keeslar and Natalie Morales, reunite to celebrate the DVD release of The Middleman: The Complete Series on Shout! Factory, with an exclusive table read of the lost 13th episode, The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse, which was never produced for television but which is now available as a graphic novel from Viper Comics. Room 6A
Legend of the Seeker
4:45pm-5:45pm – A sneak peek at the highly-anticipated second season of the action-adventure series Legend of the Seeker from executive producers Ken Biller (Star Trek: Voyager), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), Rob Tapert (Xena), Ned Nalle (Hercules) and Josh Donen (Drag Me to Hell) and starring Craig Horner, Bridget Regan and Bruce Spence. Inspired by Terry Goodkind’s bestselling epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth, Richard, Kahlan and Zedd will soon discover that in defeating Darken Rahl, their victory is short-lived as they inadvertently unleashed an even greater evil on the world. Premiering in November, join a few of the executive producers, Bruce Spence and Terry Goodkind for a moderated interview and audience Q&A session! Room 6DE
Friday, July 24
11:45-12:45pm – Be the first ones to see exclusive never-before-seen footage and scenes from upcoming episodes of ABC’s new show FlashForward presented by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), Brannon Braga (24) and Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone). Joining them on the panel will be cast members including Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) and John Cho (Star Trek). And did we mention there will be a surprise guest in attendance that you won’t want to miss! Following the panel there will be an autograph session at the FlashForward booth. Room 6A
Saturday, July 25
11:00am-12:00pm – In appreciation of all the fan support through five seasons of Lost, co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse will pay homage to all the fans at their final Comic Con appearance for Lost. Questions will be answered. Fun will be had. And you won’t want to miss the surprises in store for the audience. This will be the must-attend event of Comic Con! Hall H
Sunday, July 26
Phineas and Ferb
10:00am-11:00am – Panelists include creators, executive producers, and stars Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh; series star Vincent Martella (Phineas), along with additional cast members. Following the panel there will be an autograph session. Room 6DE
1:00pm-2:00pm – Ghost Whisperer: Season Five — Everything New Is New Again. Join the cast and executive producers for an exclusive first look at video clips from the new season and a Q&A with hints and revelations about the game changing addition of Melinda and Jim’s new baby. Find out about how the new character will bring new powers, new challenges, and new rules to our show — and how he will open doors to a whole new paranormal dimension. A dimension that will pit Melinda and her friends and family against entities darker and more dangerous than any she’s ever faced, thrusting her into a battle between forces of good and evil, forces which she never knew existed. Join cast members Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Christoph Sanders, Jamie Kennedy, Camryn Manheim and executive producers Ian Sander, Kim Moses and P.K. Simonds. Room 6BCF