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Hero Initiative travels to MegaCon!
Special Iron Man screening
And several famous friends hanging at the booth!
March 21, 2011: Hero Initiative will be traveling to MegaCon, the southeast’s largest comic book, science fiction/fantasy, anime, toys and gaming convention. The event will take place March 25 thru 27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. You can purchase tickets directly by logging onto: You can purchase your tickets to Megacon using Hero Initiative’s special link online at: https://www.megaconvention.com/shop/partner/hero/
Use this link, and MegaCon will donate a portion of each ticket purchase to Hero at NO extra cost to you—a true win/win!
In the evening after your MegaCon day is through on Friday, March 25, we heartily encourage you to truck on over to the Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium Cinema Regal Point Orlando Stadium Cinema, 9101 International Drive, and check out a comics classic—Iron Man! You can get in to a special MegaCon-sponsored 9 PM showing for a mere $5, and your ticket stub will even get you 20% off at Hooter’s, and free cover at the Ice Bar. The Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium Cinema is RIGHT down the street from the convention center. You don’t even have to turn off International Drive! Hope to see you there to support Hero’s great cause!
Make sure you stop by our booth, #624, and pick up our newest release, Archie: 50 Times an American Icon, and get it signed by Joe Jusko, Dan Parent, Mike Perkins, George Perez and Jim Valentino! Saturday only, Rachael Carr, the hostess of Love101TV.com
Talent line up as follows!
Friday, March 25 (hours 12-7)
1200-200: George Pérez
1230-130: Khoi Pham
130-230: Tim Sale
130-230: Mark Waid
230-330: Roy Thomas
300-400: Jim Valentino
400-600: George Pérez
Saturday, March 26 (hours 10-6)
1030-1230: George Pérez
1100-1200: Rachael Carr
1230-200: Denny O’Neil
230-330: Dan Panosian, Dave Johnson
230-330: Mark Waid
330-430: Rachael Carr
330-530: George Pérez
Sunday, March 27 (hours 10-5)
1030-1130: George Pérez
1145-1230: Jim Valentino
100-300: George Pérez
About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict 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.
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ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES 2011 GUEST UPDATES
MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, will take place March 25th – 27th, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
MegaCon Guests of Honor
Comic Book Legend Stan Lee and Star Trek Icon William Shatner
Comic book guests just added: Joe Jusko (Vampirella, Wolverine/Hercules), Greg Horn (Elektra, Emma Frost), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies, Deadpool) and Darwyn Cooke (Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman/The Spirit)
Media Guests just added: James Marsters (Buffy/Angel)
New Event just added Speed Dating held on Friday and Saturday only!
Now available: Stan Lee advance autograph tickets and VIP tickets. These tickets guarantee an autograph with Stan Lee. Autographs will also be available at a first come first serve basis but these autographs will be limited. Check the website for additional information.
Also available: William Shatner VIP special evening event. Check the website for additional information.
Other events include: children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, paint and take room, RPG & LARP gaming events, anime events, LAN room, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, and professional panel rooms.
The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.
Orange County Convention Center
March 25th – 27th, 2010
Contact Info: email@example.com or www.megaconvention.com
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|Venue Name||Ramada Plaza Richmond West|
|Venue Address||6624 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
|Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables||120|
|What category best describes your convention?||Comic Books|
|What other categories might be appropriate for your convention?||– Collectibles
– Science Fiction and Fantasy
Michael Golden and Eva Ink Artist Group “Im-print” at Virginia ComiCon!
Golden, Scott, Jusko and Ramos round out the roaster!
Richmond, VA– The Biggest Comic Convention in Virginia, the Virginia ComiCon is coming up this weekend! And an exclusive Michael Golden print is marking the occasion– available at registration!
Eva Ink Artist Group will be at the show en force with legendary artist and creator Michael Golden. Michael is known for his groundbreaking work on such books as “The’Nam,” “G.I. Joe,” “Doctor Strange,” “The Micronuats,” and much more. And currently Golden is working on “Spawn 200” with Todd McFarlane, as well as a few other special books in the works with IDW and more. Michael will have copies of his new book “Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains” at the show, in addition to other books , DVD’s and prints. Golden will be signing and sketching both days of the show.
Artist Steve Scott, fresh off his successful “Batman Confidential” gig for DC Comics, will have copies of his sketchbook “Steve Scott Sketches” as well as some new prints he’ll be debuting in Virginia for the occasion. Steve’s work has recently graced issues of “X-Men Forever,” “Green Lantern”– special projects, and also includes amazing work on Hulk, Indiana Jones, and production work for “Smallville” as well. Steve will be signing and sketching both days of the show.
Writer and color artist Renee Witterstaetter will also be on hand to sign copies of her books “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” “Dying for Action—The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” “Spartan X,” and her new book “Kerry and the Scary Things.”
Also joining the convention is fine art painter supreme, Joe Jusko, who is also the subject of two new Eva Ink Publishing sketchbook, the first one hitting stands now–“Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty.” Copies of the book will be available at the show while supplies last. Joe is know for his beautiful cover work featuruing Marvel, DC and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters, and much more, including beautifully painted Lara Croft sequential pages, and creation of the comic book series “Cops: The Job.” With a legacy too lengthy to even mention here, Joe will be signing and sketching at the show both days.
Renowned inker and illustrator Rodney Ramos, will be joining the group as well in his first ever appearance in Virginia! Rodney will have a plethora of pages and prints available for the Virginia ComiCon. And will be sketching and signing as well. Rodney has worked for every major comic book company out there, on their most prominent characters. If you collect comics, you have a hundred of his works in your collection, no doubt. Don’t miss his first appearance at the VA ComiCon!
In addition to Golden, Jusko, Scott, Ramos and Witterstaetter, the amazing guest list for this weekend includes Ethan Van Sciver, Arthur Suydam, Larry Hama, Mike McKone, Billy Tucci, Tim Seeley, Jim Calafiore, Budd Root, Brian Pulido, and many more!
For more information or to book a sketch with the featured artists above, contact Renee Witterstaetter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the VA ComiCon, go to: vacomicon.com
Come to Richmond, VA on November 20-21 (The weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving) for a HORROR themed Comic book show! We have assembled the best talent in the world to showcase the finest in Horror Comic books! And YOU can get into the ENTIRE fully-carpeted and chandeliered show (including the AMA Manga and Anime Show) for only $14.99!
Headlined by Ethan Van Sciver (Blackest Night), The VA Comicon brings horror publishers Top Cow, Zenescope, Fangoria and more to Richmond! With Mutiple Show Exclusives including interlocking Witchblade and Darkness monster-themed covers by Billy Tucci! A Lady Death Exclusive Comic by Ivan Reis and Brian Pulido! A VA Comicon Grimm Fairy Tales exclusive with an Ebas Cover! An Arthur Suydam Exclusive Zombie Print, and a Bucky O’Hare print by Michael Golden. Finally a Limited edition Moonstone anthology by Con guests James Kuhoric (Scream Award winning writer of Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash), and JC Vaughn (Vampire Hunter Dean)!
Guests include: Ethan Van Sciver, Billy Tucci, Arthur Suydam,Michael Golden, Mike McKone, Brian Pulido, Ebas, Herb Trimpe, Alex Saviuk, Dan Parent, Tim Seeley, Larry Hama, Jim Calafiore, Rick Spears, Robert Atkins, Joe Jusko, Randy Green, The Fillbach Brothers,Tsunami Studios, Eva Ink, Adhouse Books and DOZENS more!
Exhibitors include: CGC, The Hero Initiative, ComicCollectorLive.com, Regal Cinemas, Fetch-a-Cure, The Wieringo Scholarship, Mile High Comics, Neat Stuff Collectibles, Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, and Dozens more! In fact, more than HALF of our vendors will be selling Horror Comics from the Golden Age of Funny Books (1938-1955)!
Events include: An entire separate event hall filled with Manga and Anime vendors and creators! Lectures and panels including “Investing in Comics”, opportunities to sell your books on-site to the two top buyers of comic books in the world, Neat Stuff Collectibles and Mile High Comics, a FREE restoration check by top expert Steve Borock of Heritage Auctions at the Hero Initiative booth, exclusive horror movie screenings by Fangoria Saturday night, the first ever LIVE ComicCollectorLive.com Town Hall Meeting and SO MUCH MORE! (Once again, more info is at www.VAcomicon.com!) We will also have an auction for original comic art on Saturday night immediately following the show, to help cover artist travel expenses. 30% of auction sales will also go to charity!
The show has PLENTY of FREE parking, and is located less than 5 minutes off of I-64 and I-95 at the Ramada Plaza West in Richmond, VA (http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=10). With a FREE shuttle to the train station, and hotel rooms for only $65 a night, you should check it out!
As a special bonus, ConventionScene.com users can get into the show 30 minutes early AND get all ticket fees waived by going to http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=569 and entering the code CONVENTIONSCENE. As another bonus, attached to this message is the world premiere of Billy Tucci’s “Universal” inspired double-cover! All information regarding EVERYTHING is located at our newly re-designed website http://www.vacomicon.com. Be sure to stick around after for the HUGE original comic art auction Saturday night! With direct flights to Richmond for less than $59 from Philadelphia, New York and Florida, We KNOW will see you there!
Sincerely, Brett Carreras
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|2011 is the Year of the Zombie!
Comicpalooza is a multi-format convention featuring comics, science & sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming, celebrities and steampunk. Our events include hundreds of hours of programming, including a comic book live art charity event, a 3-day film festival, anime screenings, panel discussions and workshops on the comics industry, breaking into comics, anime, special effects make-up, movie combat, costuming, acting, directing, and financing your film, and many, many other topics. Entertainment includes laser tag vs. stormtroopers, roller derby scrimmages (including humans vs. zombies!), costume contest with a cash prize, martial arts, sword, and lightsaber combat demonstrations, belly dancers, DJs and live music, kids events, video game tournaments, celebrity RPGs, boardgames, miniatures games, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and much, much more!
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|George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
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Via e-mail newsletter:
With Pittsburgh Comicon 2011 only 6 Months away (April 15, 16, & 17, 2011), we just posted our first set of guests to the website, ( www.pittsburghcomicon.com ) including the exciting announcement of GEORGE PEREZ’s return to Pittsburgh. All of you have been clamoring for us to bring George back and finally our schedules have synched, so we can’t wait to see Mr. Perez back in the BURGH!
Just a short list of returning guests for 2011 includes, Terry Moore, Mike Grell, Tom Mandrake, Ernie Chan, Herb Trimpe, Scott McDaniel, Josh Ortega, Joe Jusko, Gary Friedrich, Talent Caldwell, Stuart Sayger, Bob Almond, Wayne Faucher and MANY MORE. For the initial list of guests for the 2011 Pittsburgh Comicon visit our website: www.pittsburghcomicon.com
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|Start Date||07/01/2011 (UPDATED)|
|End Date||07/04/2011 (UPDATED)|
|About This Convention:||FLORIDA SUPERCON: South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Convention returns July 1-4, 2011 to the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Convention Center in Miami, FL.
Florida Supercon is a 3 day festival dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy and Sci-Fi featuring celebrity guests,comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests,vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! 2011 will be the 6th annual Florida Supercon
|Convention Guests||Here are some of the guests that have already signed up for FSC 2011
Comic Book Creators
PLUS: HUNDRED’S MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!
|Venue Name||Miami Mart Airport Convention Center|
|Venue Address||711 NW 72nd Ave
Miami, FL 33126
|Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables||150|
|What category best describes your convention?||Comic Books|
|What other categories might be appropriate for your convention?||– Anime
– Comic Books
– Science Fiction and Fantasy
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Heroes Con is for Lovers– Lovers of Art that is! Event Debuts Gallery Exhibition and Auction!
Golden, Texeira, Jusko and more headline show.
Charlotte, N.C. — The favorite show of both pros and fans alike is happening earlier in June this year–next weekend in fact–which just means the fun is happening sooner this year as well! And if that were not enough, the convention will be debuting a new gallery show on Friday AND continuing it’s world-famous art auction on Saturday.
As usual, this show features a great guest list, which includes the likes of artist/writer Michael Golden, fine art painter Mark Texeira, illustrator Steve Scott and amazing painter Joe Jusko.
In addition to an outstanding artist alley and exhibitor list, Heroes this year will also be debuting a gallery show in connection with the convention, with a Friday night reception open to the public.
“Super! The Fine Art of Comics,” which had a continuing run from April 28-June 6th at “Twenty-Two Gallery” in Charlotte will have a closing reception on Friday June 4th, starting at 7 p.m. and going until late! Pieces will still be available for final purchase at this time and includes works by Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, Steve Scott, Mark Bagley, Mark Brooks, Chris Brunner, Eric Canete, Steve Ditko, Steve Epting, Ron Garney, Randy Green, Sanford Greene, Cully Hamner, Tony Harris, Adam Hughes, Georges Jeanty, Casey Jones, Joe Jusko, Jack Kirby, Jason Latour, Ton Lyle, Jonboy Meyers, Jason Pearson, Brandon Peterson, Budd Root, Stephane Roux, Andy Smith, Brian Stelfreeze, Karl Story, Dexter Vines and Chrissie Zullo.
For more information on the gallery show, visit www.gallerytwentytwo.com or e-mail email@example.com
Heroes Charlotte will be taking place June 4-6 at the Charlotte Convention. Other guests attending the show include Tim Sale, Mike Mignola, Frank Cho, Bill Willingham, Herb Trimpe, Brian Bolland, John Beatty, June Brigman, Buzz, J. Scott Campbell, Tommy Castillo, Jim Cheung, Renee Witterstaetter, Gary Friedrich, Craig Hamilton,Greg Horn, David Mack, Nathn Massengill, Mike McKone, Todd Nauck, Steve Niles, Alex Saviuk, Jim Starlin, Joe Staton, Billy Tucci, Ethan Van Scriver, Berni Wrightson, Robin Dale and many more.
For more information visit wwww.heroesonline.com
And don’t forget the Heroes Con famous auction, taking place this year on Saturday night! Coupled with the show at Gallery Twenty-Two, this next weekend proves to be a real double-whammy for appreciators of sequential art!
For more information on Eva Ink Artists, appearances and commissions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michael Golden and Joe Jusko Headline “LEI 2010 Euro Spring Tour”!
Paris, The Netherlands, Brussels — The Eva Ink Artist Tour for May 2010 is underway! And this year sees the bi-annual event reprising the successes of two years ago by bringing back two illustration heavy hitters for the adventure– creator Michael Golden and illustrator Joe Jusko!
“I admire the work of both of these talents immensely,” says Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink Artist Group, “And I’m very happy to welcome them both back on the tour. It’s seldom that we invite the same creators back so soon, but the demand for Joe and Michael was high, both from the fans of their work in Europe, and from the store owners themselves!”
And it’s certainly no wonder!
Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, is known for his detailed pencil work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” and “Dr. Strange, ” among much more!
Milestones in Golden’s career include the co-creation of “Bucky O’Hare,” which led to an animated series and toy line designed by Michael, “The Mirconauts,” as well as “Spartan X” with editor Renee Witterstaetter. Currently, Golden’s work can be seen with new covers on “Spiderman 1602,” “Iron Man”, “Heroes for Hire”, “X-Men,” “Demon’s Regret, ” “Mice Templar,” and many more. In addition, Vanguard Production’s extensive art book, “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” is on a second printing, while Creator Chronicles has also recently released a two part candid DVD on Michael and his career.
Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, including some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon and Barcelona, Spain, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to Canada to The United States and most recently in China. He was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Lille, France.
Following the successful “Heroes and Villains” sketchbook” released last year, Michael’s new hardcover art book “Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains,” has just hit the stands, and his work on the Eva Ink project “Kerry and the Scary Things,” is due out in October.
Joe Jusko is undoubtedly one of the best known Fantasy, Pin-Up and Comic Artists in the world today. His career has spanned almost 30 years, starting with the sale of his first cover for Heavy Metal Magazine in 1977 at the age of 17. Since , Joe has worked for almost every major comic book publisher, producing hundreds of images for both covers and interiors.
In addition to his work at Marvel over the years, Joe has produced art for many other companies and characters, including DC Comics, Crusade Comics, Innovation Comics, Harris Comics, Wildstorm Comics, Top Cow Productions and Byron Preiss Visuals, to name just a few. His recent work includes miscellaneous cover paintings for ‘The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles’, ‘Vampirella’ , and Sheena, among others. The next project due out on to highlight Joe’s amazing work is “Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty,” a hardcover art book from Eva Ink Publishing.
Jusko’s work has earned him myriad awards and honors, including two “Favorite Painter” Wizard Fan Awards, multiple trading card awards, a Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles (previous recipients include Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo) and a Chesley Award nomination for best cover .
The LEI 2010 Euro Spring Tour includes stops at:
Paris– Diablo Blanc Comics– May 21st and May 22nd
The Netherlands, Breda– Der Stripspecialist– May 27th
Brussels– Utopia Comics– May 28th and May 29th
Brussels– Ganshoren Comics Festival– May 30th
“We look forward to seeing all of our friends at all these stops,” continued Renee, “And, hey, if you are a store in Europe and would like to be on future tour itineraries, drop me an e-mail. We love to work with new people as well, and meet fans we haven’t met yet!
“Stories from the last two years of tours are legend, ” laughs Renee. “It will be exciting to see what this year holds.”
Golden and Jusko will be signing and sketching at all stops, as well as offering 4 prints each exclusive to the tour, while supplies last. For more information on the stores, locations, and any commission rates, contact Renee at: email@example.com