Superman Celebration Returns This Weekend

Superman Celebration returns for its 39th year this weekend! This is a one-of-a-kind event that every Superman enthusiast must attend! Free Admission and Family Friendly, Metropolis is ready to welcome you June 8th – 11th 2017. Guests include Dean Cain (Superman/Clark Kent on Lois & Clark), Margot Kidder (Lois Lane in the Superman films), James Marsters (Brainiac on Smallville), Sarah Douglas (Ursa in the Superman films), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn, Power Girl), Jimmy Palmiotti (Starfire, Jonah Hex), John Ostrander (Suicide Squad, Justice League), Gwenda Bond (Lois Lane YA novels), Todd Aaron Smith (The Adventures of Superman, Batman: The Animated Series), and more.

What started as a 1 day “Homecoming” for the local residents has now evolved into a 4-day celebration that attracts Superman Fans and families from around the world. 47 States and 6 different countries were represented at the 2016 Celebration. 2017 marks the 45th year that Metropolis, IL has been designated as the adopted “Home of Superman.”

The Celebration this year will be dedicated to the memory of Noel Neill, who portrayed Lois Lane in the Adventures of Superman television series. Neill, was a repeat guest to the Superman Celebration for many years and was even given the title “First Lady of Metropolis” when a statue of her portraying Lois Lane was revealed in her honor. Neill passed away in July of 2016.

The Superman Celebration kicks off at 5:00 PM on Thursday June 8th and runs through 2:00 PM on Sunday June 11th. Many special events are planned for this year’s Celebration including musical entertainment, a carnival, Superman Celebrity Autograph and Q & A Sessions, and the Heroes & Villains Costume Contest. Also, planned for this year, is the return of the Hollywood Ball, in memory of Noel Neill.

Download the 2017 Superman Celebration Schedule of Events at the link

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For the latest information on the Superman Celebration please visit: www.supermancelebration.net

CT – Mark My Words V

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Press Release:

The Mark Twain House & Museum goes into hyper drive with MARK MY WORDS V…IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY! In anticipation of the release of STAR WARS VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS, we have assembled a lineup of authors that write in the Star Wars Expanded Universe: novels, comics, reference books, children’s books, and graphic novels.

With over 100 Star Wars titles between them, JASON FRY, JOHN OSTRANDER, MICHAEL STACKPOLE, RYDER WINDHAM and TIMOTHY ZAHN have staked out the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim with adventures and characters from the films and of their own.

Join us for the MARK MY WORDS author panel at Immanuel Congregational Church at 7:00 PM or “Jabba-size” your experience with our DEATH STAR DISCO & DESSERTS AFTER-PARTY at The Mark Twain House’s Webster Bank Museum Center. It’s going to be more fun than an Ewok celebration!

Tickets available at the link…

Event takes place on Friday November 6, 2015 at the Immanuel Congregational Church located at 10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105.

MI – Star Wars Reads Day

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Chris Trevas, John Ostrander, and Chris Scalf sign on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM for Star Wars Reads Day!

Book Group
Authors, artists and storm troopers — WOW! This day is packed full of fun for Star Wars enthusiasts, young and old. Art on display, panel presentation of authors and more. Do not miss this event.

Barnes & Noble – Ann Arbor
Huron Village, 3235 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-973-0846

Annapolis Comic-Con Fall Spectacular (October 2012)

Annapolis Comic-Con

Convention Name
Annapolis Comic-Con Fall Spectacular
Convention Website Address
http://www.annapoliscomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
10/27/2012
About This Convention
Everything you love about the Annapolis Comic-Con with a Halloween theme!! Spooky!
Venue Name and Address
Roger “Pip” Moyer Community Center
273 Hilltop Ln
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
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Projected Attendance
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Benefit Auction at Chicago Comic-Con for John Ostrander

July 14, 2009 by  
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Press Release:

An auction will be held at the Chicago Comic-Con (nee Wizard World Chicago) the evening of Saturday, August 8, 2009 to raise funds for comics veteran John Ostrander, who is undergoing a series of operations and medical treatments to fight off blindness.

Recently, John underwent a series of operations that might have saved his remaining eyesight. Progress has been made but he faces considerably more treatment in the months ahead.

To help Ostrander cover his costs, a committee has been organized called Comix4Sight. Solicitations for the benefit auction have gone out, and the response from the comics community has been overwhelming.

“The cost of John’s procedures has been astronomical, and are only partially covered by insurance. And by ‘partially,’ I’m being polite,” committee co-chairperson Mike Gold disclosed. “John has to go up to Boston repeatedly for treatment, and on two occasions thus far he had to spend a week there for the actual surgery.

“Like so many other Americans John is without sufficient medical coverage to cover these types of expenses; sadly, his insurance will expire in about a year,” Gold noted. “With the assistance of Peter Katz and Wizard Entertainment, Adriane Nash, Mike Raub and I have organized a benefit auction to raise funds for John’s medical expenses. We will be having this auction Saturday night at the Chicago Comic Con to be held at the Rosemont Convention Center near O’Hare Field on August 6th through 9th.”

Original art, signed scripts, comics memorabilia, autographed books and similar items are being donated to the auction. “Within the first 24 hours we’ve received pledges of contributions including original art and signed books by Gail Simone, Howard Chaykin, David Lloyd, Dave Sim, Norm Breyfogle, Dick Giordano, Dennis O’Neil, Hilary Barta, Kevin Van Hook, Mark Badger, Michael Davis, Rick Stasi, Paul Gulacy, Joe Landsdale, and, of course, John’s GrimJack collaborator Timothy Truman. We’re getting commitments and contributions every day,” committee co-chairperson Adriane Nash stated.

“We’ve set up a website – www.comix4sight.com – that will be carrying updated information about both the benefit and the auction items,” Nash continued. “We’ll also be posting the results of the auction, and any items that came in too late for the benefit will be auctioned off at the site. We will donate any excess revenue to other comics professionals suffering from major vision issues or to The Hero Initiative.”

Monetary contributions would also be gratefully accepted by check or through PayPal at www.comix4sight.com. Individuals and corporations interested in making contributions should send them to:

Mike Gold and Adriane Nash
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304 Main Avenue, #194
Norwalk, CT 06851