Tampa Bay Comic Con Gets Better Than Ever
January 25th, 2012 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will return in March with greater grandeur than ever before with its brand new two-day format convention. On March 3-4, 2012, convention attendees will be able to experience a Tampa Bay Comic Con that offers more activities and special events than ever before, such as artist panels and after-hours events with convention guest creators and celebrities.
At the forefront of the convention additions will be an all-new, full-scale, video game tournament held by SuperCon 2k Series! For the first time, attendees will be able to go head-to-head with other attendees in games such as “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, “Halo Reach”, “Soul Calibur 5” and “Super Smash Bros. Brawl”.
The buzz and palpable excitement surrounding the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s success and expansion is perhaps only matched with their announced “guest of honor”: Jim Steranko. As an artist for many Stan Lee written comic book stories during the “Silver Age” of comic books (primarily Captain America, Nick Fury and X-Men), Steranko played an integral role in “modernizing” the genre to meet the changing and maturing tastes of readers during the turbulent late 1960s. Steranko single-handedly revolutionized the comic book industry when he employed artistic techniques never seen before in comics such as “op-art” (optical effects), “pop art” and surrealism.
As another event open to attendees, the Tampa Bay Comic Con will make available a small amount of tickets to an exclusive dinner party with Jim Steranko and J. David Spurlock at the posh and quintessential Italian steakhouse, “The Palm”. The purchase of a reservation will include a full-course, world-class meal at The Palm, five autographs from Jim Steranko and of course the priceless experience of such an occasion. Dinner reservations can be made through Tampa Bay Comic Con (“Show Schedule” section) or through its eBay partner, “AstonishingComicsFL” ( http://stores.ebay.com/
Other Tampa Bay Comic Con guests will include: Mike Grell who is a legendary artist widely known for his work on “Green Lantern”, “Warlord” and “Green Arrow”. Mark Ryan, an actor and writer known for his work in the film series “Transformers” and writer of “The Pilgrim”. Mike Mayhew, a highly acclaimed artist known for his extremely precise and photo-realistic art style. Pablo Marcos, a Peruvian-born comic book artist admired for his widespread work for Marvel Comics, perhaps best known for his work in titles such as “Conan the Barbarian” and “Vampirella”. Mike Perkins, who’s more recent work, includes “Captain America” and Stephen Kings, “The Stand”. J. David Spurlock, artist, author and founder of Vanguard Productions.
Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $10.00 for adults and free for children (12 and under). Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con for special discounted hotel room rates. The address is:
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
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
DARK HORSE PRESENTS: THE SDCC 2011 PANEL
THE ONLY PANEL YOU NEED TO SEE!
July 13, MILWAUKIE, OR—At 2 p.m., Friday, July 22, stop by room 25ABC for a powerhouse panel featuring the creative minds behind Dark Horse Presents!
As Dark Horse celebrates its twenty-fifth year of publishing, we are proud to reintroduce the title that started it all: the game-changing anthology Dark Horse Presents. Known for featuring the industry’s top talent and launching some of the most successful titles in comics history, Dark Horse Presents was, is, and will continue to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more!
Join us for a look at what makes this book so important to the comics medium with Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, as well as a cast of top talent past and present, including . . .
Jim Steranko (Red Tide)
Eric Powell (The Goon)
Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)
Sanford Greene (Deadpool)
Attendees can expect a fun and interactive experience, as well as live drawing, Q&A teasers, and more! Also, panel attendees will receive a Dave Gibbons minicomic exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con!
Friday, July 22, at 2 p.m. Room 25ABC. Be there.
About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.
Joe Quesada, Walt Simonson, Jim Steranko, and Dennis Caleroappear on May 11, 2011 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Join Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Ash), Walt Simonson (Thor, Starslammers) and Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Chandler) as they discuss the art of drawing as it pertains to sequential storytelling. Moderated by artist Dennis Calero.
TICKETS $15 non-members, $10 members, $7 students
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
More Special Guests Announced for Comic-Con 2011
Jones, Kenyon, Morrison, and Steranko added to San Diego Event
San Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, has announced two dozen additional special guests for this year’s convention. Artist Joëlle Jones, author Sherrilyn Kenyon, writer Grant Morrison, and writer/artist/publisher Jim Steranko join 20 fellow comics creators who have recently committed for Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego.
The first wave of 20 special guests was announced by Comic-Con in October of last year.
“We received great feedback from comics fans with our initial announcement,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “The addition of more special guests to an already stellar roster showcasing the best in the comics community is something our attendees have come to expect.”
Comic-Con 2011 will be held July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. Passes to the show’s Preview Night on July 20 were sold out during this summer’s 2010 convention, although more four-day passes with Preview Night may be released closer to the show, depending on returns or cancellations. While there is still no specific date for the opening of general registration, Comic-Con expects it to occur before the end of January.
For the running list of 2011 special guests visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_guests.php.
Following are the 24 new guests confirmed with today’s announcement:
Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, Groo, MAD magazine)
Ed Benes (artist, Justice League of America, Birds of Prey)
Anina Bennett (writer/editor, Heartbreakers, Boilerplate)
Yves “Balak” Bigerel (French writer/artist, Lord of Burger)
Chester Brown (writer/artist, Yummy Fur, Louis Riel, Paying for It)
Ernie Chan (artist, Conan, Batman, Jonah Hex)
Jo Chen (artist, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Runaways, Xbox Fable)
Seymour Chwast (illustrator, graphic designer)
Dick DeBartolo (writer, MAD magazine)
Tony DeZuniga (artist, Jonah Hex, Conan the Barbarian)
Eric Drooker (painter, graphic novelist, Flood, Blood Song, Howl)
Mark Evanier (writer, comics historian, Kirby: King of Comics)
Joyce Farmer (cartoonist, Wimmen’s Comix, Special Exits)
Paul Guinan (artist, Heartbreakers, Boilerplate)
Joëlle Jones (artist, You Have Killed Me, Troublemaker)
Sherrilyn Kenyon (author, Dark-Hunter series, Lords of Avalon series)
Richard A. and Patricia Lupoff (writers, fanzine pioneers)
Patrick McDonnell (cartoonist, Mutts)
Grant Morrison (writer, All Star Superman, Batman Incorporated)
Alex Niño (artist, Conan, Heavy Metal, God the Dyslexic Dog)
Steranko (writer/artist/publisher, Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Prevue)
Cameron Stewart (artist, Seaguy, Seven Soldiers; writer/artist, Sin Titulo)
Dave Stewart (award-winning colorist)
About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.
Pulp Adventurecon — Steranko contributes Spirit of America
November 6th, 2010
Ramada Inn, Bordentown, NJ
UPDATE — November 1, 2010
“SPIRIT OF AMERICA”
Legendary illustrator STERANKO — known for his innovative work of Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Shadow — is donating a copy of his “Spirit of America” benefit print to the show. The dazzling 18×24 print features the First Avenger, CAPTAIN AMERICA, in all his star-spangled glory. We’ll be offering this as a door prize at the show — and Fate will smile upon one fortunate pulp fan.
Here are some of the people exhibiting at the Nov. 6, 2010 show …
Steranko, Nick Certo, Brendan Faulkner, Francis Giordano, Martin Grams, Rich Greene, John Gunnison, Mark Halegua, Rick Hall, Gale Heimbach, Ed Hulse, Gary Lovisi, John Mimekos, Bill Parisho, Josh Petrie, David Saunders, Darrell Schweitzer, Gary Shaheen, Bruce Tinkel, Cowboy Tony K, and a few others TBA …
Thousands of rare PULP MAGAZINES, vintage paperbacks and movie collectibles on display. If you’re seeking out the adventures of The Shadow, Doc Savage, Conan, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Dashiell Hammett, Zane Grey, Amazing Stories, Black Mask, Wild West Weekly, and thousands more, this is the show to attend.
Go to www.boldventurepress.com to read about past shows. Walker Martin provides a pretty comprehensive overview of the stuff you missed in 2008.
Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ (just off NJ Turnpike exit 7)
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Email us for information — firstname.lastname@example.org
(If you’re using public transportation and need a ride, call the number on our website.)
The Amazing STAN LEE! To Launch the Inaugural Los Angeles Rock’n Comic Con
Pasadena Convention Center
May 28-30, Fri. Sat. & Sun.
FAME LA and Animation Ink announce the Los Angeles Rock’n Comic-Con 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center which supports the Arts, in Animation, Music & the Film Industries and their creative talents.
Animation Ink, in cooperation with Vanguard Productions and Desert Wind Comics, announces featured Guest of Honor, legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan “The Man” Lee. Stan is the creator and/or co-creator of many of the greatest comic book characters ever including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Avengers, X-Men, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and many more.
Stan will launch our new convention with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, VIP Gold Room Meet and Greet, walk through, autograph signings, photos, and much more are scheduled for a total of eight hours on Friday and Saturday. Stan Lee, Jim Steranko and moderator J. David Spurlock, Vanguard Press, will host a special guest panel for the 70th Anniversary of Captain America and Marvel Comics.
An ever-growing list of talents from the worlds of animation, film, comics, and music will be in attendence. Such favorites as J. Scott Campbell, Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated Bill Sienkiewicz, Bernie Wrightson, Dean Yeagle, Jim Smith co-creator of Ren & Stimpy theme song will be performed live.
The world’s leading late night talk show host and UFO expert George Noory from Coast to Coast radio, Rodd Roddenberry and Marc and Elaine Zicree for Sci-Fi panels. Animation panels, Musicians panel, Voice-Over Artists, Writers, FX and many more.
International television personality Sabrina A. Parisi, best selling author, columnist, fashion model will sign autographs, Meet-and-Greet and photo ops.
Fans can listen to DJ Shy, the first and only female mixer at the No. 1 top 40 radio station in America, 102.7 KIIS-FM. will spin albums, sign autographs, Meet-and-Greet.
The Main Exhibit and Artists Exhibit Halls will be filled with comics, art, books, merchandise, collectibles, artists and celebrities for autograph signings, photo ops, event exclusive Variant Comic Book, etc.
In the Conference Center, Industry Professionals will have lectures, panel discussions, demos by Animators, film screenings, portfolio reviews by Disney and others.
Horror Movie Panels, some moderated by Don Glut will include many special guests such as William Stout, “The Alien” Bill Blair, horror band Williow Wisp will make a special appearance and perform. Top Special FX Artists will display their Monsters original FX Props and Reproductions, and Famous Monsters of Filmland will also be exhibitors.
A Special Femme Fatales panel and celeb autograph signings, Cosmic Play Girls in Superheroine costumes and Star Wars re-enactment Saber Guild members will be judges int our Masquerade Costume Contest.
Our Entertainment Pavilion will feature Pirates of the Caribbean Cast Members from the Black Pearl, FX artists and merchandise, swords, amor, costumes, The Hollywood Film & Acting Academy and One-on-One Music Mentoring Sessions with Rock Stars.
Live music all day long from LA local bands in the Plaza Stage Area, while enjoying the Memorial Day BBQ with tri-tip steak and shaved ice.
In the evening, our Entertainment Pavilion will rock with such headliners as A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome, Dramarama and The Motels, Waddy Wachtel (guitarist for Stevie Nicks), former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, The Hollywood Allstarz with Vinny Appice from Black Sabbath, Mitch Perry (Edgar Winter) host Dave Schulz, (keyboardist for Berlin, Goo Goo Dolls, English Beat) and many more.
A special performance by LA Music Awards nominee Lisa Lewolt features the IDWT Dancers. Fire and Dance Performances led by Red Swan.
Concert and After Hours Party tickets are available online only through our website.
An After Hours Party from 10pm to 1am, gives fans, Attendees and Exhibitors an opportunity to network while relaxing and enjoying a continuation of great entertainment! Live Radio broadcasts from the event by 100.3 The Sound and 93.1 Jack FM.
General Admission, All-Star Concert, VIP Press & Celebrity Reception Package and After Hours Party tickets will be offered exclusively through LA Rock’n Comic Con website.
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY –
NO on-site registration.
Tickets now on sale!
Visit www.PasadenaComicCon.com or www.rockncomiccon.com for complete details on registering, exhibiting or purchasing your tickets for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Tickets are sure to go fast! Contact: email@example.com
The Amazing STAN LEE! To Launch the Inaugural Los Angeles Rock’n Comic-Con
Pasadena Convention Center
FAME LA , Vanguard Productions, and Animation Ink, in cooperation with Desert Wind Comics, announce the Los Angeles Rock’n Comic-Con 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center featuring Guest of Honor, legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan “The Man” Lee. Stan will launch the major new convention with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will be honored during the Comic-Con which runs Memorial Day Weekend, Fri., Sat., Sun. – May 28, 29, 30. Stan joins an ever-growing list of stars from the worlds of film, comics, music and animation that will be attending the event.
Stan Lee is the creator and/or co-creator of many of the greatest comic book characters of all-time including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men and many more. Stan is the most influential writer and editor in the history of comics, and appears frequently in films and on TV.
Stan Lee will be launching the first annual LA Rock’n Comic Con with a historic ribbon-cutting ceremony. This landmark moment is not to be missed! Be a part of the excitement and buzz of this premiere event which will be covered by media and live radio broadcasts.
Stan Lee, and legendary Marvel Comics innovator, Jim Steranko will be featured speakers in a Marvel Comics & Captain America 70th Anniversary tribute panel moderated by noted comics history author J. David Spurlock. Hall of Fame artist-writer, Steranko followed his revolutionary Captain America, Nick Fury, and X-Men work at Marvel by working on famous films with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola.
The convention has been notified that Stan will be drastically limiting his signing appearances in 2010, making this a rare, not-to-be-missed opportunity, for True Believers to attend a world class line-up panel discussion and tribute, meet and photo opportunity, and have their collectables autographed by Stan “The Man” Lee.
There will be door prizes, raffles and items specially signed by Marvel, Comic Book & Animation Industry artists, Illustrators, musicians and others during the event.
Visit www.PasadenaComicCon.com or www.rockncomiccon.com for complete details and to purchase your tickets for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Tickets are sure to go fast!
Steranko Noir Exhibit at GEM on March 26-28
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) will showcase a historic display of Steranko comics, cover paintings, and the complete art for the groundbreaking Chandler: Red Tide graphic novel, the artist-writer-designer’s most innovative work and considered by many to be the first authentic modern graphic novel—which is scheduled for publication this year by Dark Horse Books.
Jim Steranko, author and guest curator J. David Spurlock, and BBC TV superstar Jonathan Ross will be among the luminaries in attendance Saturday, March 27, 2010. The event will be covered by international press.
“We’re extremely proud that Mr. Steranko and Mr. Spurlock chose GEM as the site for this event,” says Curator Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg. “From Nick Fury to Red Tide to Raiders of the Lost Ark and beyond, Steranko has had an incalculable influence on the history of pop culture.”
The exhibit runs from March 26-28. For more information, call GEM at (410) 625-7060.
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, 301 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2434
Comic Creators Heat up Phoenix Comicon
Jim Steranko, Tony Harris, Philip Tan, Dexter Vines and more attend
Phoenix, AZ – Jim Steranko, Tony Harris, Philip Tan and more creators heat up the guest list at Phoenix Comicon’s upcoming Memorial Day convention.
“Great artists like these illustrate just what makes Phoenix Comicon so special,” said Programming Director Joe Boudrie. “These creators have been on the ground floor of comic culture and it’s so exciting they’ll be here to talk to their fans and other comic enthusiasts.”
Legendary comic book artist Jim Steranko, most notable for his work on Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., leads the all-star lineup.
Steranko began his career working for Harvey Comics, before moving on to Marvel Comics under Editor Stan Lee. He was assigned to the 1960s super-spy comic Nick Fury, which was developed into a series after its debut in Marvel Comic’s Strange Tales.
“Nick Fury was a defining point of the Silver Age of comics,” said Convention Director Matt Solberg. “We’re thrilled to have a comic artist whose influence has reached even to today.”
Tony Harris, American comic book artist most famous for his work on Ex Machina, Starman, and Iron Man, will attend Phoenix Comicon. “Ex Machina won an Eisner for best new series in 2007,” said Boudrie. “That’s like winning an Oscar in the comic world.”
Additional creators include:
Philip Tan, best known artist for his work on Spawn, Uncanny X-Men and Iron Man. Artist of Final Crisis: Revelations as well as the “Agent Orange” Green Lantern story arc. Tan will be penciling the second three-issue arc of Grant Morrison’s Batman and Robin series.
Dexter Vines, well known for being one half of team “EDex” along with artist Ed McGuiness. He is one of the comic industries’ most respected inkers, having worked on a multitude of titles for both Marvel and DC. Some titles include Marvel’s big 2007 summer event Civil War, Superman/Batman, JLA Classified (all done with McGuiness), and Wolverine.
Jamal Igle, Exclusive Talent artist for DC Comics Currently working on Supergirl with Sterling Gates.
Todd Nauck, most notable for his work on Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Young Justice and his own creation, Wildguard. Nauck was the artist of the much-publicized five-page back-up story that appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #538, which was published in January 2009, and featured a cameo appearance by then-President-elect Barack Obama.
Tony Parker, an award winning artist who is currently working on the critically acclaimed graphic novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” (a direct adaptation of the classic Philip K Dick novel).
Eric Basaldua, better known as EBAS, whose early credits include Magdalena, Witchblade/Wolverine, and Tomb Raider.
More info can be found at Phoenix Comicon’s website, http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.
Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists 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, downtown Phoenix.