April 13, 2016 by Colin Solan
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“C’mon Batman – There’s not a moment to lose…”. The excitement has been building and Motor City Comic Con 2016 is announcing a new cast of comic and media guests for its 27th
annual, three-day comic con and has opened ticket sales online. Michigan’s number one pop culture event will toast the 50th anniversary of Batman with stars from the original cast in their last year of appearances before they hang up their capes. The weekend event will feature stars from popular television series and films like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Gotham, The X-Files, Monty Python, The Hobbit, and many more. “Holy smokes, Batman.” This year’s Motor City Comic Con will take place Friday, May 13 (12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Saturday, May 14 (10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, May 15 (10:30 a.m. to 5
p.m.) at the Suburban Showplace, located at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi. Complete information about the event, tickets, panels and VIP passes is available at www.motorcitycomiccon.com
The weekend event features more than 300 creators, writers, illustrators and actors who will greet the fans, sign autographs, take pictures, and provide panels and Q & A discussions, while many super fans are dressed in their pop culture best. A popular event is Saturday’s cosplay contest where a mix of celebrity judges determine the best costume winners, presenting prizes and gift packages. Motor City Comic Con’s annual Saturday night bash celebrates comic con weekend with entertainment, refreshments, and light hors devours for the public. Sunday is Kid’s Day featuring kid-friendly activities.
Hot off the Gotham Globe press, some of this year’s Motor City Comic Con guest announcements include:
Lena Headey: The English actress is best known for her role as Cersei Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Other appearances include: The Purge, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dredd, 300, and more.
Adam West: Known as the original Batman from the classic television series, his film, television, character, voice, and stage actor career spans over six decades, making nearly 50 movies. West is the author of Back to the Batcave, and Climbing the Walls.
Burt Ward: Known as the original Robin from the classic television series and Batman: The Movie (1966). Ward wrote tell-all autobiography Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights, and continues to appear in numerous reunions with co-star Adam West.
Billie Piper: The UK singer, dancer and television star is best known for her role as Rose Tyler in Doctor Who. Piper can also be seen on Penny Dreadful. Other television film roles include: The Ruby in the Smoke, and The Shadow in the North, and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
Holland Roden: Known as Lydia Martin on MTV’s Teen Wolf and as Emily Locke on Lost. Other appearances include: Weeds, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cold Case, Community, and Criminal Minds.
Tara Reid: Best known for her roles in American Pie, The Big Lebowski, Josie and the Pussycats, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, My Boss’s Daughter, and SyFy’s Sharknado.
Elden Henson: Actor best known for playing Matt Murdock’s partner and best friend, Foggy Nelson in Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series, Fulton Reed in the Mighty Ducks trilogy, and Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2.
The Four Horsemen: A rare reunion after 15 years of the greatest wrestling faction of all time. Professional wrestlers Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham and manager JJ Dillion were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.
Michael Nesmith: An American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, Nesmith is best known as a member of the pop rock band The Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966-1968). This year marks the 50th anniversary of the show.
Michael Cudlitz: Known as Abraham Ford on AMC’s The Walking Dead. He played John Cooper in series Southland, and has appeared in more than 20 films and television series such as Prison Break, Lost, The Dark Tourist, Surrogates, Tenure, Six Feet Under, and more.
Robin Lord Taylor: Dubbed as “favorite breakout star of television,” Taylor is best known as Oswald Cobblepot or The Penguin on Gotham. Known for his role as Sam on The Walking Dead, and as Abernathy Darwin Dunlap in Accepted.
Dean O’Gorman: A New Zealand actor, artist and photographer, he is best known as Fili in The Hobbit trilogy, and as Kirk Douglas in Trumbo. Other appearances include: Shortland Street, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Young Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess, and McLeod’s Daughters.
Josh McDermitt: Comedian and star of AMC’s The Walking Dead made his television debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006. He was casted in TV movie Rehab for Rejects and as Brandon on Retired at 35. McDermitt can also be seen in Middle Man and Odious.
Sonequa Martin-Green: An actress and producer, known for her role as Sasha in The Walking Dead, and as Tamara in Once Upon a Time.
Mitch Pileggi: An Italian-American actor best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He later reprised the role in the show’s feature film The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).
Michael Trevino: Known as Tyler Lockwood in the CW series The Vampire Diaries, Lockwood also appeared in spin-off series The Originals.
Alan Davis: UK artist known for drawing the revamped Captain Britain story in The Mighty World of Marvel, he has also created D.R. and Quinch for 2000AD. Other recognizable works include: The Uncanny X- Men, Excalibur, JLA: The Nail, and JLA: Another Nail.
Kevin O’Neill: British comic artist is best known for his work on 2000AD, Marshal Law, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Other works include: Omega Men, Tales of the Green Lantern Corp., Metalzoic, and Avatar’s Cinema Purgatorio.
Neal Adams: Known for transforming Batman’s realistic incarnation seen in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Other legendary comic book work includes: X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams is preparing to release his graphic novel Blood, and a Harley Quinn book.
Bob Layton: A comic visionary, creator, writer, artist, designer, and entrepreneur, known for reinventing Iron Man in the 70s, turning it into an all-time best selling comic series. Layton launched the first mini- series in comics’ history Hercules: Prince of Power.
Terry Jones: Best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Other directing credits include: Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, Personal Services, Erik the Viking, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and Absolutely Everything.
Ian Ziering: Known for his array of acting including Beverly Hills 90210, No Way Back, What I Like About You, Melrose Place, and Happily Divorced. Ziering became the most in-demand actor for various animated films and television shows Spider-Man, Mighty Ducks, Batman Beyond, and Biker Mice from Mars.
Additional media and comic guest announcements are coming soon. For more information regarding Motor City Comic Con guests and events, visit www.motorcitycomiccon.com.
About Motor City Comic Con
Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, Motor City Comic Con gathers comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country, offering a vast variety of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters and much more. Over 300 comic book creators, writers and artists are on site at Motor City Comic Con each year, as well as more than 50 actors from the television and movie industry. Motor City Comic Con offers big fun for kids young and old.
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Writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O’Neill appear at Gosh! Comics to close out their British Comics Month of signings on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm! The latest comic is Nemo: Roses Of Berlin, out from Knockabout. ROB is a continuation of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series, following last year’s Nemo: Heart of Ice tale, which focuses on the adventures of science-fiction brigand Janni Nemo. This time Janni has to travel to a Berlin occupied by the dictator Adenoid Hynkel to save her loved ones, who have been taken hostage by a mysterious but familiar enemy. Heavily influenced by Expressionist German Cinema of the Weimar Republic, this Nemo is a thrilling ride through shadows, totalitarian nightmares, and mechanical monsters.
Due to the sheer volume of demand at this events, Alan and Kevin will only be able to sign four items per person, and only books in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series – that way, everyone has a chance to have a chat as well as getting their LOEG books signed! Look out for a special release on the day, too.
The signing takes place on Saturday, March the 29th, and will be running from 2pm to 6pm. It is advised to get there early, as the queue tends grow to huge proportions and often has to be capped! Also please note that due to the anticipated popularity of this event, we will not be able to take reservations for signed books.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
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Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill sign at Gosh Comics on Saturday the 20th of April from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm!
It’s been a long time coming, this one. Since it began in 1987 Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill’s superhero satire Marshal Law has been through a string of publishers before finally finding a home at DC Comics. And for the last few years the Marshal Law omnibus has been promised, denied, and now that it’s finally coming out there are still some sad voices on the internet who don’t believe it. It’s happening, dudes. Marshal Law: The Deluxe Edition – collecting the original series plus Fear and Loathing, Takes Manhattan, Kingdom of the Blind, The Hateful Dead, Super Babylon and Secret Tribunal – is coming! And as soon as it gets here we are having a signing with Mills and O’Neill to celebrate.
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
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Writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O’Neill sign the latest League of Extraordinary Gentleman book, Nemo: Heart of Ice, on Saturday, 9th March 2013 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm!
In the grim cold of March surfaces a thrilling new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book — Nemo: Heart of Ice, a full-colour 56-page adventure in the classic pulp tradition by the inestimable Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. In that same grim cold we are inviting you to stand in a backstreet of Soho clutching your League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen comics to be signed by the guys who made them. Ordinarily we’d save it for the summer so you could bring your deckchairs and beers instead of duvets and every cardigan you own but this simply can’t wait: it’s the launch day of Nemo: Heart of Ice and nobody will care about the weather because there’s a new League comic on the shelves.
It’s 1925, fifteen long years since Janni Dakkar first tried to escape the legacy of her dying science-pirate father, only to accept her destiny as the new Nemo, captain of the legendary Nautilus. Now, tired of her unending spree of plunder and destruction, Janni launches a grand expedition to surpass her father’s greatest failure: the exploration of Antarctica. Hot on her frozen trail are a trio of genius inventors, hired by an influential publishing tycoon to retrieve the plundered valuables of an African queen. It’s a deadly race to the bottom of the world — an uncharted land of wonder and horror where time is broken and the mountains bring madness. Jules Verne meets H.P. Lovecraft in the unforgettable final showdown, lost in the living, beating and appallingly inhuman HEART OF ICE.
Nemo: Heart of Ice. Hardcover. £9.99.
It’s all happening on Saturday the 9th of March from 2pm until 6pm. Given the size of previous Moore/O’Neill signings it’s a good idea to get there early so you don’t miss out.
Just a quick note on the rules for the day: because of time constraints Moore and Kevin will only signing copies of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910, 1969, and 2009, the Black Dossier and the new Nemo book — with a limit of 3 items per person (any combination of those mentioned is fine, but only three things. No suitcases full of Swamp Thing back issues, please). We’ll have plenty of copies on the day but if you’d like to reserve anything drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can sort you out.
Sadly, Alan & Kevin won’t have time to sign any extra stock, so if you can’t make it we recommend you find someone London-based (and very patient) to sit in the queue for you.
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill sign at Gosh Comics on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 2:00 – 6:00pm!
In the grand old tradition of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen releases past we’re having a big ol’ signing here at Gosh! That’s right, from 2pm ’til 6pm on Saturday the 23rd of June we are inviting you to come queue around the block to meet Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill and collectively annoy our thus far very lovely neighbours. By that day The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009 will have been out for a whole week, being the much anticipated final piece of the third volume, following 1910 and 1969. I’ve already read it and it’s nuts. Totally nuts. You are in for a ridiculous treat. There’s a wee preview here.
Moore and O’Neill will be signing these three books PLUS ALSO the recently-available-in-the-UK Black Dossier. Back in 2007 when DC were publishing the book, they were originally going to include a 7” tie-in single which for various reasons (outlined by our pals at FPI) never happened. The record became a mythical memory that languished in forlorn internet messageboards – until now. With this new Knockabout edition comes some excellent news: the 7” doo-wop single by Eddie Enrico and His Hawaiian Hot-Shots is actually happening.
“Who did the music? It was me and Tim Perkins, pretending to be a 50s American rock and roll band,” said Moore. “I’ve discovered, at this late stage in my life, that I am, in fact, an Elvis impersonator. But you’ll have to wait and listen for yourself, you know?
The two League-themed pop songs are Immortal Love and Home With You (on sides A and B respectively) and you can only get them here in the shop. Here’s how:
The record comes free with the hardcover edition of Black Dossier which retails for £22.50 (the book also comes in a softcover for £14.99 but you’ll be missing out on the 7”). If you buy the hardcover now you’ll receive a token for the record which is released on the day of the signing. Don’t worry if you can’t make it in for the signing itself – there’s a one month window for collection so make sure you can pop in by the 23rd of July. Sadly there are strictly NO mail orders on this one, and the record is not available outside the UK. Purchase can only be made at the shop. All of this is, of course, while stocks last.
But wait, there’s more! Remember those limited edition mini-prints we were handing out with Century 1969 and 1910? The third print with all new art by O’Neill is here, printed, and will be available free with a copy of Century 2009 for £7.99. Here’s what it looks like:
(If you weren’t around for the previous mini-prints we are sold out of 1969 but still have a handful of the first one which come free with a purchase of 1910.)
If you’d like to reserve a copy (limited to one per person) or have any questions please send us an email to email@example.com.
(As ever, these signings are always very busy. Get there early. Bring friends. Bring snacks. If you run out of stuff to read we are here to help.)
UPDATE: We’d like to clarify a few points here just because we had a lot of questions regarding the signing and the Black Dossier vinyl release. Ready? Here we go:
– The limit for the number of items to be signed is 4, and Alan & Kevin will only be signing the three volumes of League Century and the Black Dossier (HC or SC). You can get any combination of those 4 books signed.
– You do not need to buy the copies from us. You are more than welcome to bring your own copies of all four books.
– There is a purchasing limit of one copy per person of the Black Dossier HC with the vinyl. We are doing this so that as many people as possible get a copy, and as few copies as possible wind up on auction sites. This edition will still be available after the signing, but if you’re worried about us running out you can drop us an email to reserve a copy for collection.
– There is no limit on the number of copies of Century 2009 with free print that you can have.
– The Black Dossier HC with vinyl is an in-store exclusive, but we can do mail order on copies of League Century 2009 with the limited book plate. If you arranging someone to collect for you, please organise them to make payment on the day. We cannot legally take card payments for items that will be collected by anyone other than the cardholder.
– I know some people are upset that they can’t bring down other books to be signed, but the fact is that Alan & Kevin are coming along as a creative team to help celebrate the release of the final part of League Century, as well as the UK release of The Black Dossier.
– We know from experience that these signings tend to run over, and Alan & Kevin do not have time afterward to sign any extra stock for us, so unfortunately we cannot take any reservations for signed books.
– On the day of the signing we will ticket the queue as it builds, and at some point we will cap the queue. This means that the early bird catches the LOEG creator, and also that your place in the queue is held should you need to run to the loo, get drinks, etc. We want as many people as possible to meet Alan & Kevin and will try and manage things to ensure that. But get here early to avoid disappointment, because once the queue is capped we won’t make any exceptions.
– Bring sunscreen. And an umbrella.
– And have a good time! Remember, first and foremost this is an opportunity to meet two brilliant creators who are also both thoroughly lovely people!
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
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Artist Kevin O’Neill signs at Forbidden Planet in Dublin on Saturday the 6th of August from 3pm!
Forbidden Planet Dublin
5-6 Crampton Quay, Dublin 2
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Kevin O’Neill signs the latest installment of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen on Sunday July 31st!
Kevin O’Neill, born in London in 1953, is a British comics illustrator best known as the co-creator of Nemesis the Warlock and Marshal Law (with writer Pat Mills), and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (with Alan Moore).
5 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EN
Tel: 01273 691012
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Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill, and Gary Spencer Millidge sign on July 30th!
Gosh! Comics have outgrown their happy home of 25 years and are moving to new, bigger premises in Soho! Before they go, they’re saying goodbye to 39 Great Russell Street with a huge signing on the 30th of July with Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill celebrating the release of their highly-anticipated and long-overdue League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969.
Century 1969 takes place almost sixty years later in the psychedelic daze of Swinging London during 1968, a place where Tadukic Acid Diethylamide 26 is the drug of choice, and where different underworlds are starting to overlap dangerously to an accompaniment of sit-ins and sitars. The vicious gangster bosses of London’s East End find themselves brought into contact with a counter-culture underground of mystical and medicated flower-children, or amoral pop-stars on the edge of psychological disintegration and developing a taste for Satanism. Alerted to a threat concerning the same magic order that she and her colleagues were investigating during 1910, a thoroughly modern Mina Murray and her dwindling league of comrades attempt to navigate the perilous rapids of London’s hippy and criminal subculture, as well as the twilight world of its occultists. Starting to buckle from the pressures of the twentieth century and the weight of their own endless lives, Mina and her companions must nevertheless prevent the making of a Moonchild that might well turn out to be the antichrist.
Joining Moore and O’Neill on the day is British comics mainstay Gary Spencer Millidge, known for his award-winning self-published series Strangehaven. Millidge will be signing copies of his new book, Alan Moore: Storyteller, the most comprehensive and accurate biography of one of Britain’s most creative minds ever published. It’s a lavishly designed 320-page illustrated hardback with a cover by Chip Kidd, a wealth of unpublished material, a foreword by the great Michael Moorcock and even an audio CD. You can catch a sneak preview over at Millidge’s blog.
Get your pre-orders in now for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Editions and you can pick them up on the day. Millidge will be signing from 12pm ‘til 1pm, with Moore and O’Neill to follow at 2pm until 6pm. Visit the hallowed Gosh! basement and fall down the infamous spiral staircase for the very last time!
39 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NZ
Mike Carbo’s Big Apple Conventions Presents
New York City’s Premiere Summer Comic Book Event:
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL!!!
Offered by New York’s Longest-Running Comics Convention!
Plus! – Bring Your Comics for a FREE APPRAISAL
By the U.S.A.’s foremost expert- Mike Carbo!
WHERE: 18th Floor, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City
WHEN: Saturday, June 13th 2009 ~ 10:30am-7pm
SPECIAL EVENT! Between 1:00 & 2:00pm ONLY – Bring your comic book collection for an instant FREE verbal APPRAISAL of current market value by Big Apple Con founder and internationally renowned comic book impresario – MIKE CARBO!
The BIG APPLE COMIC BOOK, ART, SCI-FI & TOY EXPO kicks off its newest Comic Collectibles event when it presents:
â€¢ Over 100 top dealers & exhibitors showcasing —
â€¢ Comics, Toys, Action Figures, Original Art, DVDs, Autographs, Trading Cards, TV, Movie, Comic Memorabilia & more!
â€¢ Buy, Sell or Trade your Valuable Collectibles!
â€¢ Collect Autographs and Have Your Pictures Taken With Your Favorite Television, Movie, and Comic Artist Celebrities!
â€¢ Expand Your Personal Comic Collection and Invest in the very latest collectibles!
The Big Apple Con is the place to meet comic book legends and hot new artists! Special guests appearing include:
â€¢ British superstar KEVIN O’NEILL (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
â€¢ Golden and Silver Age masters GENE COLAN (Daredevil), DICK AYERS (Fantastic Four), IRWIN HASEN (Dondi), and JOE GIELLA (Batman)
â€¢ Underground Comix artists JAY LYNCH (Bijou Funnies), KIM DEITCH (The Stuff of Dreams), DAN FOGEL (Cherry Poptart), MICHAEL DIANA (Boiled Angel) , and LESLIE STERNBERGH (Mad magazine),
â€¢ Trading Card Illustrators DAVID GROSS and JAY LYNCH (Wacky Packages) and BRIAN KONG (Star Wars and Lord of the Rings)
â€¢ DAN SLOTT (Amazing Spider-Man), BILLY TUCCI (Sgt. Rock), LARRY HAMA (GI Joe), and many more!
Headlining the Special Media Guests at this year’s Summer Special Event are:
â€¢ YANCY BUTLER (“Witchblade”, “Law and Order”)
â€¢ Legendary WWE wrestler THE IRON SHEIK
â€¢ Playboy models CATHY ST. GEORGE and CHERYL BACHMAN
â€¢ JOSE HERNANDEZ JR. (Bad Guy for Hire from HBO’s “Oz” and A & E’s “Watching the Detectives”
â€¢ LEYLA MILANI (“Deal or No Deal”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), and more!
Register by filling out on the form on our website, www.bigapplecon.com, print out the receipt, bring it with you to the convention, and come on in for free! Children under 12 years need not register to qualify for free entry, so long as a registered adult accompanies them.
There will be FREE GIVEAWAYS at the door and SPECIAL EVENTS including panels about comic books, Q&A sessions with celebrities, and MORE! Sponsored in part by FORBIDDEN PLANET New York.
DATE: Saturday June 13th, 10:30 am-7pm
PLACE: Hotel Pennsylvania, 18th Floor, 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. (Across from Madison Square Garden)
TICKETS: FREE ADMISSION! Register Online at: www.bigapplecon.com
INFORMATION: Press Contact: DAN FOGEL (510) 220-6314, firstname.lastname@example.org
To set up an interview with MIKE CARBO, or consult him about sale/appraisal of your comics collection,
call CHRIS DENIS at (646) 996-1851, email@example.com