Lexington Comic and Toy Convention (March 2014)


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Lexington Comic & Toy Convention
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Geekin’ it up in Lexington again on March 14th – 16th, 2014!

Nearly 10,000 completely awesome attendees partied with us in 2013 – We hope you will join the crowd in 2014!
Comics – Toys – Magazines – Gaming – Horror – Anime – Movies – Art – Music – and More!!

Tickets go on sale October 15th! Booth space is on sale now!!

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Lexington Convention Center – Heritage Hall
430 West Vine ST
Lexington, KY 40507
United States
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Lou Ferrigno, Nichelle Nichols, Jim Steranko, Bob McLeod, Allen Bellman, Marina Sirtis, Melissa McBride, Doug Sneyd, Jason David Frank, Lindsay Wagner, David Yost, MANY MORE

The Dallas Comic Con Returns in May 2013 with Guests from Comics and Film

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Dallas Comic Con May 2013

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The Dallas Comic Con adds exciting guests from comics & film for their May 17-19 show!

This May 17-19, the Dallas Comic Con returns to the Irving Convention Center with an already-impressive lineup of guests from the world of comic books and pop culture film & television. Several announcements have been made on almost a daily basis via the show’s official Facebook page, and (as of this writing) tickets are about to go on sale for online customers through the show’s official website. The 2011 edition of the DCC was the first to be held in the Irving Convention Center, which at the time was just completed. The 12,000 fans that showed up made the event a success, but in May of 2012 that attendance number nearly doubled, making Dallas Comic Con a convention to take note of in the Southwest.

Event Manager Mark Walters stated, “The growth of our event was incredible, and we’re thinking the 2012 show, which incidentally fell on our 10th Anniversary, was a major stepping stone for us. This year we’re limiting tickets to deal with potential crowd issues, so we’re encouraging fans to buy their passes early and not miss out on the fun. Also new for 2013 is the 3-day aspect, something that should become the norm going forward. We’re giving the fans and extra day to do all the shopping they want and meet their industry heroes. We pride ourselves on being an accessible event for all ages, and this year’s show is already shaping up nicely.”

The guest list started off with some cool names from both the media and comic book industry. Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, will be appearing on Saturday at the event, and Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti make a welcome return to the Dallas area signing all three days. Other recent comic book guest additions include the legendary Jim Steranko (who designed Indiana Jones), Len Wein (co-creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing), Dave Johnson (cover artist of Punisher and Deadpool), Andrew Robinson (cover artist of Detective Comics and Starman), Eric Canete (artist of Superboy and New Avengers: Luke Cage), Doug Sneyd (legendary Playboy artist), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies), Mark Brooks (Uncanny Avengers), Phil Noto (Batgirl and Buffy), and John Lucas (Exterminators and Uncanny X-Force). Recent media guest additions include Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four), Natasha Henstridge (Species), Brent Spiner (Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation), LeVar Burton (Geordi on Star Trek: The Next Generation), Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters and The Crow), John Noble (Fringe), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), and Jason David Frank and Catherine Sutherland (both from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)… but the guest list is by no means done. The event runs three days and features a fun, family atmosphere. There will be multiple floors filled with activities and Q&A panels all weekend.

You can find more information at the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/DallasComicCon or the official show website http://dallascomiccon.com

Stan Lee Guest of Honor for Mike Carbo’s March 2012 New York Comic Book Marketplace

Stan Lee

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Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10AM – 7PM

Early VIP Admission 9AM-10AM

Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, NYC


Just in time to thaw out New York City and welcome Spring, Mike Carbo will be having his Annual One Day Comic Book Show to warm the hearts of all comic loving fans!

The Legendary Stan Lee will be our Guest of Honor! He is the man that helped define and revolutionize the comic book industry. Stan Lee is known for co-creating Spiderman, Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Thor and many other iconic characters in the comic book world.

Come and meet some of your favorite artists and comic book legends such as Joe Sinnott, Dick Ayers, Jim Steranko, Irwin Hasen, Mark Royer, Arthur Suydam, Bob McLeod, Rich Buckler and many more. Discover up and coming new artists and independent publishers. All of the artists are happy to meet and greet comic book lovers, sign autographs, and many will even draw sketches of their favorite characters. Ethan Philips who portrayed Neelix on Star Trek Voyager will also be in attendance signing autographs and greeting fans.

Over 100 dealer tables will be filled with comics old and new, toys, posters, trading cards, videos, and related pop-culture collectibles. This is an opportunity no true fan should miss!  The Penn Plaza Pavilion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., in the historic Hotel Pennsylvania.

Bring your children and help introduce a whole new generation to the fun filled, awe inspiring world of comics.

INFORMATION: Contact Mike Carbonaro 201-892-1212mikecarbo@gmail.com

Jim Steranko Headlines 2-Day Tampa Bay Comic Con in March 2012

January 25, 2012 by  
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Captain America Jim Steranko

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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/Astonishing-Comics-of-Florida)This event is by early reservation or invitation only.

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

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com

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

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Jim Steranko

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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 Says This is the Only Panel You Need to See at SDCC 2011

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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)

And more!

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 WarsIndiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanEmily the Strange, Tim Burton, TrigunSerenity, 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.


NYC – Drawing the Line

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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

SDCC Announces 2nd Wave of Special Guests for 2011

Grant Morrison

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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.

Steranko Donates Spirit of America Print to Pulp Adventurecon

November 2, 2010 by  
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Steranko Spirit of America

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Pulp Adventurecon — Steranko contributes Spirit of America

Pulp AdventureCon
November 6th, 2010
Ramada Inn, Bordentown, NJ

UPDATE — November 1, 2010

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.

Pulp Adventurecon

Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ (just off NJ Turnpike exit 7)

Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: $5
Email us for information — boldventurepress@aol.com

(If you’re using public transportation and need a ride, call the number on our website.)

LA Rock’n Comic Con 2010 Starts Today

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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.
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: cyn@animation-ink.com

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