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  • AC Boardwalk Con (May 2015)

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    Convention Name
    AC Boardwalk Con
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.DoACBC.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    05/14/2015
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    05/17/2015
    About This Convention
    AC BOARDWALK CON: CREATED BY FANS FOR FANS.

    AC Boardwalk Con has put together a truly unique show that puts the fans center stage. At every turn, there’s an experience that has been designed to capture your attention Some highlights include:

    An expansive array of Publishers who are exhibiting with full booths, including: Marvel, Boom! Studios, Aspen, Zenescope more!

    Special Guest Panels including Stan Lee and Kevin Smith

    Special Musical Guests including Make Out Monday, September Mourning and More!

    Creators! Creators! Creators!

    Celebrity Guest Signings and Photo Opportunities

    Cosplay Ballroom (open 10 AM – 7 PM and 8 PM – 2 AM Thurs, Fri, Sat and 10 – 5 Sunday)

    Venue Name and Address
    Atlantic City Convention Center
    1 Convention Boulevard
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    United States
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    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Stan Lee, Adam West, Alex Minsky, Bernrd Chang, Bob Layton, Brett Dalton, Brian Tee, Bryan Johnson, Bryan Tillman, Burt Ward, Camilla D’Errico, Charles Fleischer, Charles Soule, CJ Draden, Clayton Henry, Dawn McTeigue, Dexter Vines, Drew Johnson, Edgar Delgado, Elias Chatzoudis, Elizabeth Lail, Elvin Hernandez, Frank Tieri, Georges Jeanty, Georgina Haig, Gigi Edgley, Grant Imahara, Gregg Henry, Greg Horn, Henry Simmons, Humberto Ramos, Jamie Tyndall, Jason Mewes, Jay Leisten, Jeff Dekal, J. Scott Campbell, Jeffery Shultz, Jeremy Shada, Jess Harnell, Jim Cummings, Joe Delbeato, Joe Rubinstein, John Tyler Christopher, Josh Keaton, Julie Newmar, Kevin Smith, Manu Bennett, Mark Brooks, Mark Morales, Matt BATT Banning, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rooker, Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, Nei Ruffino, Peter David, Phil Jimenez, Reilly Brown, Rebecca Mader, Rich Arons, Rob Paulsen, Sea n Chen, Sean Gunn, Sean Maguire, Steve Cardenas, Tate Steinsiek, Terry Naughton, Tress MacNeille, Tyler Kirkham, Verne Troyer, The Warriors, Willa Holland

    2014 Big WOW! Art Auction Details

    brooks-bigwowPress Release:

    The Art Auction will be held on Saturday May 17th, 2014. The blind auction will run throughout the day in the art gallery in the back of the hall, and will wrap up at 5:30 PM Interested parties must sign up for a bidder/paddle number and then can begin placing blind bids on the art they are interested in. Contributors include Mark Brooks (seen at left), Charlie Adlard, Frank Cho, Sanjulian, Michael Lark, Justin Greenwood, Toshio Maeda, Darick Robertson, Bill Morrison, and many many others! Full details at the link!

    Art that does not receive three bids will sell for the highest offer at 5:30 PM, and ones that do get at least three bids will be placed in the live auction that begins at 6:30 PM in convention hall room B. Writer Ken Kristensen will be helping emcee the auction so if you are a Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth fan, this will be a fun chance to hang out with Ken and hopefully buy some art! There will be a cash bar in the room, and hopefully a number artists that submitted their works to the auction in attendance.

    Founded in 1979 as “Super-Con”, Big Wow! Comic Fest is not only Northern California’s Longest-Running Comic-Con, but is this year’s Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area! As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we have Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to welcome as our Featured Guests:  Charlie Adlard (Artist for the popular “Walking Dead” series), Legendary Illustrator Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Avengers), Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, Fan-Favorites Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Art Adams (X-Men, Godzilla), and more Special Guests including: Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Mike Zeck (Punisher, Spider-Man, Secret Wars), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama, Disney Poster Artist), Alex Nino (Dead Ahead), Sergio Aragones (Mad Magazine, Groo the Wanderer), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), and many more confirmed and added to our website! Over 200 Comic Creators!

    Tickets are available at the link. And we have tickets available at over 30 participating comic book stores around Northern California.

    Admission is only:

    1 Day Adult $25.00 (at the door)

    2 Day Adult $35.00 (at the door)

    1 Day Child (8-14) $10.00 (at the door)

    2 Day Child $15.00 (at the door)

    CHILDREN UNDER 8 ARE FREE!

    *Save $5.00 Off Admission! Buy tickets online, or at many local Comic Book Stores!

    Be sure to follow us on both Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all our upcoming announcements!

    www.bigwowcomicfest.com

    Comic-Con International Announces 20 More Guests for SDCC 2014

    Via the Toucan Blog:

    SPECIAL GUESTS WAVE 2 IS HERE!

    20 More Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!

    Comic-Con International introduces twenty more guests for the 2014 event, to be held July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. This second wave of guests for 2014 includes creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, manga, and mystery/thriller books, plus a pair of comics historians. For complete bios and larger photos of these guests, please click here to visit our CCI 2014 Special Guests page!

    Confirmed for Comic-Con International 2014 are these additional special guests:

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    June Brigman, artist, co-creator, Power Pack

    Mark Brooks, cover artist, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers

    Colleen Coover, artist, co-creator, Bandette

    Chuck Dixon, writer, Batman, Airboy

    Francesco Francavilla, writer/artist, The Black Beetle, Afterlife with Archie

    Brian Haberlin, artist, Witchblade, Anomaly

    Gregg Hurwitz, author, Tell No Lies, Batman: The Dark Knight

    Batton Lash, writer/cartoonist, Supernatural Law, The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse

    Jim Lee, co-publisher, DC Entertainment; artist, Justice League, Superman Unchained

    Paul Levitz, editor, former publisher, DC Comics; writer, World’s Finest

    CCI Wave 2 #2

    Sara Mayhew, writer/artist, Legend of the Ztarr

    Michelle Nolan, comics/pop culture historian, Love on the Racks, Ball Tales

    Denny O’Neil, writer/editor, Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow

    John Picacio, artist, A Song of Ice and Fire, Elric of Melnibone

    Mimi Pond, cartoonist, Over Easy

    Stan Sakai, creator, writer, cartoonist, Usagi Yojimbo

    Jeff Smith, creator, writer/artist, Bone, RASL, Little Mouse Gets Ready

    J. Michael Straczynski, creator, writer, Ten Grand, Sidekick, The Adventures of Apocalypse Al

    Maggie Thompson, writer/editor/comics historian, Comics Buyer’s Guide

    Paul Tobin, writer, co-creator, Bandette, Colder

    Stay tuned for more special guest announcements for Comic-Con International 2014, coming soon!

    Marvel Panel & Signing Schedule for SDCC 2013

    Marvel Entertainment has released their panel and booth signing schedule for Comic Con International in San Diego. Highlights include Stan Lee, director Joss Whedon, Hayley Atwell, the cast and crew of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Agent Coulson himself, Clark Gregg! Plus many writers and artists from the House of Ideas such as Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Quesada, John Romita Jr, Sara Pichelli, Mark Brooks, Jeph Loeb, and more!

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    FL – Free Comic Book Day 2013

    March 11, 2013 by  
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    Mark Brooks, Ron Garney, Sergio Cariello, Mark Texeira, Billy Tucci, Chuck Dixon, Morry Hollowell, Wil Quintana, Tony Kordos, Dani Raschel Jimenez, Dave Myers, and more appear at Yancy Street Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

    Yancy Street Comics
    9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
    727-817-0888

    ECCC 2013 Con Report!

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    On March 1-3, 2013, the Washington State Convention Center was home to the 10th annual Emerald City Comic Con! While I’ve attended the show 2 years prior, the show had undergone a massive change, particularly opening up a whole new hallway, adding to the depth of the show, as well as the serious amount of star power in their guests both in media as well as the comic world.

    In terms of size alone, ECCC now seems to belong in the upper echelon of top comic conventions, trailing only SDCC, NYCC, and being on par with heavy hitter shows such as C2E2, and WonderCon. Jim Demonakos has put together a consistently solid show, and judging from the positive comments from the artists and writers that I spoke to at the show, ECCC will continue to be a great presence in the comic con circuit.

    Heading into the show, I seriously underestimated the intense love of comics the fans up in the northwest have, experiencing long lines from show exclusives such as Sex # 1 and the Walking Dead Governor Special, to artist commission lines for Bruce Timm, Adi Granov, Skottie Young, Charlie Adlard, and Humberto Ramos. Going upstairs to the celebrity room, I was able to witness extremely long lines for stars such as Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lloyd, and Gillian Anderson. Overall, this show was the perfect mix of celebrities and comics one would expect from a comic convention. While SDCC is focused more on the entertainment side of it all, the love of comics was still heavily prevalent at this show, which made me happy to see so many fans line up to meet their favorite creators. I can’t wait to see this show continue to grow and foster the next generation of comic fans!

    And now, onto the pictures:

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    Welcome to ECCC!

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    Volunteers directing the flow of traffic.

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    The line anxious to get in inside the show.

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    Brian Posehn signing for Deadpool fans!

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    Mark Brooks drawing a beautiful Wonder Woman!

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    Mark Brooks Wonder Woman!

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    Mark Brooks brings his original art, including his Deadpool Gangnam Style!

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    Speaking of Gangnam Style, here’s some horseheads!

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    A beautiful Castle print done by Jason Palmer!

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    Adi Granov drawing an amazing Iron Man at his table!

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    Adi Granov Iron Man!

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    Chris Claremont talking to fans about his time with the X-Men!

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    Fiona Staples sketching for Hero Initiative!

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    Skottie Young drawing for fans at the show!

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    Scott Snyder signing for eager Batman fans!

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    Dan Didio hanging around the DC booth!

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    The line to buy a copy of the Governor’s Special at the start of the show!

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    Nothing funnier than telling people you were lining up to buy Sex in the morning.

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    Charlie Adlard sketching for fans!

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    Old school Nintendo games for sale!

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    Arcades out for people to play with! Nostalgia to the extreme!

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    Fans standing in line for Felicia Day and other celebrities!

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    An awesome lego display for fans to see up close and personal!

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    ECCC gets thumbs up!

    COSPLAYERS! Cosplay was everywhere at the show, and here’s some of the best ones I saw.

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    The lovely Jessica Nigri!

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    ECCC Heroes!

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    Constantine flanked by 2 lovely ladies!

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    2 Avengers with 2 Lokis.

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    More Avengers!

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    What did you say about my mom???

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    Gambit and Rogue!

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    He-Man looking bored with Skeletor.

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    Superman and Lex Luthor!

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    Boba Fett and alien warrior!

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    Go go Power Rangers!

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    Cyclops and Jean Grey!

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    Black Mask vs. Batman!

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    The girls of Gotham being interviewed at the show!

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    Darth Vader showing aliens who’s boss.

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    Cable with baby Hope!

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    Spideys shooting webs!

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    Doctor Who?

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    Darth Maul on stilts playing the bagpipes. I couldn’t even make that up if I tried.

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    Captain Picard and crew grabbing lunch.

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    Cap before the Super Soldier Serum.

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    Walking Dead cosplay!

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    The best costume of the show!

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    See you next year!

    Bill Willingham, Steve Niles & More Guests Join Boston Comic Con 2013

    December 21, 2012 by  
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    Press Release:

    Boston Comic Con is happy to announce that Bill Willingham, Mike Choi, Steve Niles, Eric Basaldua, and Joe Quinones are the latest additions for the 2013 show which will be held on April 20-21! Previously announced guests include George Pérez, Mike Mignola, Sergio Aragones, Amanda Conner, Mark Bagley, Don Rosa, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amy Reeder, and many more!

    Eric Basaldua broke into comics in 2000 working for Top Cow Productions with founder Marc Silvestri. He has drawn many fan favorite titles including Hunter-Killer, Tomb Raider, The Darkness, Witchblade, and Grimm Fairy Tales. Most recently his sexy women have graced covers for Image, Marvel, Zenescope, and more.

    Mike Choi is a comic book artist known for his work on books such as Witchblade, X-23, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Force. He has worked for Top Cow, Marvel, and DC Comics producing covers for many top selling titles, including Dark Avengers, Cloak and Dagger, Dark Wolverine, Green Lantern, Vampirella, Cyberforce / Hunter-Killer, and War of Kings.

    Joe Quinones is a Boston local artist who is on the rise in comics. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he worked on Teen Titans Go! before being hand-picked to draw the Green Lantern strip in Wednesday Comics. Recently his covers have graced titles for all the major companies including Hack/Slash, Star Wars: Knight Errant, and Amazing Spider-Man.

    Steve Niles is a writer of comics, novels and films. Best known for works such as 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Simon Dark, Mystery Society, and Batman: Gotham County Line, he is credited among other contemporary writers as bringing horror comics back to prominence. His currently working on Frankenstein: Alive! Alive! with Bernie Wrightson.

    Bill Willingham is the creator of the immensely popular title Fables, a re-imagining of fairy tales characters in the modern world, as well as its spin-offs Jack of Fables and Fairest. His career began in the 80s writing and drawing Elementals for Comico. He has also written for several other titles including Robin, Shadowpact, Angel, Proposition Player, and Justice Society of America.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

    Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.

    About Boston Comic Con:
    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    Boston Comic Con 2013 Announces Guests

    Press Release:

    New England’s biggest and best comic book convention returns on April 20-21, 2013 to the Hynes Convention Center! Joining us this year is a veritable who’s who of amazing comic creators. The growing list of special guests includes Sergio Aragones, Mark Bagley, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Brooks, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, David Finch, Joseph Michael Linsner, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Tim Seeley, William Stout, and more to be announced! Tell your friends!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

    Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.

    About Boston Comic Con:
    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to  bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for  fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or  corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic  books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is  a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held  Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the  Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information  please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow  us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon)  and Facebook!

    Las Vegas Comic Expo Relocates to the Riviera

    Las Vegas Comic Expo, previously announced to be held at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort, will be relocating to a new venue, the Riviera Hotel and Casino, directly located on the Las Vegas Strip!!!

    Due to the flash floods from the recent rain storms, the original hotel and halls located at the Alexis Park Resort were damaged beyond immediate repair to house Las Vegas Comic Expo. Drywall, carpet and a lack of power proved too much to repair in such a short window, thus making the shift to the Riviera necessary.

    We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused any of our guests, vendors and attendees. But oddly enough this unfortunate circumstance actually has led to an expansion for the show with a larger convention hall and plenty of space for attendees to browse and shop. The new location at the Riviera will be able to showcase and accommodate the entire guest list of over 50 of the top names in comics and entertainment all united with the exhibitors and artist alley in one grand exhibit hall. The gaming, panels and programs will be conveniently located adjacent to the main hall as well.

    The dates of the convention hours remain the same for Las Vegas Comic Expo: Saturday, September 29 (10AM to 7PM) and Sunday, September 30 (10AM to 5PM).

    All tickets previously issued will be honored and redirected to Las Vegas Comic Expo at the Riviera. Tickets are still available for sale in advance as well as at the door on the days of the event.

    Located on the Las Vegas Strip, The Riviera Hotel and Casino is just a quick cab or shuttle ride from McCarran International Airport (LAS) and only minutes away from downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience.

    The hotel offers guests amenities of many dining options including a buffet, food court and steakhouse as well as the Oasis Pool, a barber shop, beauty salon, tattoo parlor (What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas), gaming casino and other forms of entertainment and conveniences. The hotel has ample free public parking, and is also a short walk to the public monorail system.

    The Riviera is located at 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

    For more information about Las Vegas Comic Expo, including latest updates, please visit us at:

    Website: http://www.LasVegasComicExpo.com
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/LasVegasComicExpo
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/lvcomicexpo

    HOTEL INFORMATION
    RIVIERA HOTEL AND CASINO INFORMATION:

    We are making arrangements with the Riviera Casino and Hotel to offer our guests of Las Vegas Comic Expo similar room rates as we had offered to our guests at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort.

    We will have updated information to reserve hotel rooms within the next day.

    Once we have that information, we will send it out to everyone.
    FOR THOSE BOOKED THROUGH THE ALEXIS PARK ALL SUITE RESORT:

    If you used the “Las Vegas Comic Expo” promotional rate, you have two options.

    OPTION 1:

    You can maintain your reservation at the Alexis Park Resort.

    The Alexis Park All Suite Resort will run a 14 seat shuttle service, complimentary to and from the Riviera Casino and Hotel, taking our guests door to door. The shuttle service will run on Saturday and Sunday from the Alexis Park every 2 hours at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm noon, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm.

    They will also continue to have complimentary shuttle service for their guests between the airport and the Alexis Park All Suite Resort.
    OPTION 2:

    You can cancel your room at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort and opt to make a reservation at The Riviera Hotel and Casino. The deadline to cancel at The Alexis Park Resorts without penalty is 48 hours prior to the date of your reservation.
    For those who made reservations at Alexis Park outside of the Las Vegas Comic Expo promotions, you will need to discuss with Alexis Park about your options.

    THE CONFIRMED 100 OFFER:

    If you took advantage of the “Confirmed 100 Offer”, your free admission to Las Vegas Comic Expo, as part of our free pass promotion will still of course be honored as long as the following applies:

    If you keep your Alexis Park reservation, you will still receive the free admission pass(es).

    If you transfer your reservation to the Riviera Hotel and Casino, you will still receive the free admission pass(es).

    We will cross check all reservations made with Alexis Park and the Riviera.

    With the current situation, the easiest way to claim your free admission is to bring a government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc…) to the Will Call area during the pre-registration or show times.

    DeviantART Empowering Artists at SDCC 2012

    Press Release:

    DeviantART Empowers Artists at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012

    DeviantART Focuses on Comic Art Community – Increases Presence with Hosted Panels, Artists’ Alley Sponsorship and Scholarships, Cosplay Options, Benefit Auction and More

    San Diego, CA – July 09, 2012

    DeviantART at SDCCDeviantART, the world’s largest online art community, with 22 million registered members, today shared details surrounding its involvement with Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012. This marks the second year the company has played a significant role in the show as the official sponsor of Artists’ Alley, the heart and soul of Comic-Con and the comic arts. Additionally, deviantART will contribute to this year’s conference programming, hosting multiple panels featuring accomplished artists and “deviants” like Kevin Eastman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, Heavy Metal Magazine), Chris Sanders (“Lilo & Stitch”, “How to Train Your Dragon”) as well as key deviantART executives, including Co-founder and CEO, Angelo Sotira. Ongoing updates about deviantART at Comic-Con 2012 are available atcomic-con.deviantart.com.

    In an effort to support emerging artists, deviantART has also invited six artists from all over the world to attend Comic-Con as guests of dA. Also dedicated to spreading love throughout the comic art ecosystem, deviantART is hosting a cosplay charity art show and silent auction to take place on Friday, July 13 at 4pm. As part of the sponsorship, deviantART will feature the work of the artists in the alley on oversized digital screen displays that float high above Artists’ Alley, which spans a massive section of the convention room floor.

    “Comic art is a major part of deviantART’s culture and DNA,” said Angelo Sotira, co-founder and CEO of deviantART. “For this reason we’re taking our involvement at Comic-Con International: San Diego to the next level with a range of panel discussions, enhanced presence in Artists’ Alley, and a cosplay exhibit and silent auction to benefit charity. DeviantART is a community of pop-culture creators across a multitude of genres, and having a physical presence at Comic-Con allows us to stay tuned in to the needs of our massive comics-focused audience in a huge way.”

    Comic-Con 2012 Panels
    Keeping artists at the forefront of Comic-Con, deviantART is hosting a number of panels, each offering newcomers and professionals alike the chance to learn about the industry and expand their careers. A full lineup of panel events with descriptions follows:

    Thursday, July 12 @ 12 p.m. (Room 2) – “How to Better Understand the Sociology Behind Cosplay”
    Join veteran cosplayer Yaya Han for a stimulating discussion about the many social aspects of cosplay such as: why do we cosplay? What does cosplay mean to each of us? Why is there cosplay drama? How has cosplay progressed in the last 10 years and what are the positive and negative aspects? What is the proper etiquette when cosplaying, photographing cosplayers, and socializing with regular attendees?
    Presenter: For the past 11 years, Yaya Han has been creating full costumes and fashion pieces in the U.S. What began as a passionate hobby for Yaya has evolved into a loving craft and career. More information can be found athttp://yayacosplay.deviantart.com.

    Thursday, July 12 @ 3 p.m. (Room 2) – “Living and Creating in the deviantART World”
    With the rise of the digital age and social networking, sharing art is possible like never before. Artists are no longer tied to the will of a publisher or gallery to have their work seen. However, finding their way in this brave new world can be a daunting task. This panel will show artists easy ways to get started, find inspiration, make new discoveries, and establish themselves in the world of deviantART.
    Presenter: Wenqing Yan is better known as “Yuumei,” a digital artist and activist. She has been a part of the deviantART community for more than 9 years and has attracted more than 7.6 million visitors to her profile on the site. More information can be found at Yuumei.deviantart.com

    Thursday, July 12 @ 4 p.m. (Room 2) – “Don’t Break In, Break Out!”
    DeviantART offers the world of content creators a new and different publishing perspective, one filled with endless potential and possibilities. Well-known deviants Chris CopelandJeff Wamester, Dave Elliott, Bob Self and Yuumei will discuss the future for editorial creators and publishers with presenter Ron Martino, a.k.a. $techgnotic.
    Presenter: Ron Martino is the producer and director the deviantART Network and an expert in transmedia publishing. Ron regularly develops editorial content for deviantART to raise the level of conversation within the creative deviantART community. From selecting members to spotlight on the blog, to leading discussions on art trends, Ron engages the community to recognize real world accomplishments of deviantART users.

    Friday, July 13 @ 12 p.m. (Room 2) – “Fan Art Law – A Counter-Cultural Disconnect?”
    Is fan art a secret obsession or an acceptable thing to share in public? This presentation lays down the law and includes a review of the impact of new technologies on the genre, commentary on the fantastic fan art event of the century in “50 Shades of Grey,” as well as the confessions of a fan-art enthusiast.
    Presenter: Joshua S. Wattles is the former acting general counsel at Paramount Pictures, a past president of the Los Angeles Copyright Society, and an adjunct law professor at Loyola Marymount University and Southwestern University law schools in Los Angeles. He is currently advisor in chief to deviantART. A mystery guest fan artist will join his panel to give his perspective on this genre of creativity.

    Saturday, July 14 @ 12 p.m. (Room 2) – “How to Supercharge Your deviantART Profile Like the Masters”
    This superstar lineup of artists in comics, manga, and animation all have another thing in common, besides ridiculous amounts of talent: they are all part of the deviantART community. Over the years, they have learned a thing or two about getting the most out of the website, and in this panel they will share their tips and tricks about ways to get the most out of your deviantART experience.
    Presenters:
    o    Adam Warren – Creator of “The Dirty Pair” (Dark Horse), and “Empowered” (Dark Horse)
    o    Chris Sanders – Writer/Director of “Lilo & Stitch” (Disney), and “How to Train Your Dragon” (DreamWorks)
    o    Dave Elliott – Comic industry veteran, writer and editor
    o    Jim Zubkavich – Project Manager, Creative Services, UDON Entertainment
    o    Kevin Eastman – Co-creator of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Publisher of Heavy Metal Magazine
    o    Mark Brooks – Marvel Comics
    o    Yuumei (Wenqing Yan) – Digital Artist and Cyber-Activist
    o    Angelo Sotira (panel moderator) – Co-founder and CEO, deviantART.com

    Artists’ Alley
    DeviantART continues to support and showcase the vast pool of talented comic-book artists, writers and publishers that make up Comic-Con and, more specifically, Artists’ Alley. As a part of the sponsorship, artists’ ability to promote their work has been elevated even further with options to display their work on digital screens throughout the hall to pique interest. Through deviantART’s scholarships, six budding artists have been awarded the opportunity to be a part of the creative show floor at Artists’ Alley. Handpicked by industry veteran and comic book creator Dave Elliott, these recipients will have a platform to showcase their material, interact with event-goers, and continue to develop their reputation within the industry.

    “DeviantART is really stepping up to the plate and putting the spotlight on the creators in Artists’ Alley, who are the pulse, beat and heart of San Diego Comic-Con,” said comic-industry pro, Dave Elliott. “It’s so good to see acknowledgement of the type of talent that started the convention and the subsequent pop-culture phenomenon that Comic-Con is today. This level of support will help artists draw even bigger crowds than last year.”

    Cosplay at Comic-Con
    Through its online community, deviantART is collecting standout cosplay photographs to be framed and mounted as Fine Art Prints and included in the deviantART Benefit Art Show. These exceptional works will be displayed and made available for sale via a silent auction. All pieces start at $10 and proceeds will benefit the Shriner’s Burn Hospital, which routinely invites cosplayers to join in their fundraising events and encourages them to interact with the hospital’s young burn victims as part of their therapy.

    Cosplayers will also have the chance to be a part of a group photo with deviantART representatives. The snapshot will be showcased in front of millions on the site and possibly included in other upcoming deviantART initiatives.

    For the latest from deviantART at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, please stay tuned to http://comic-con.deviantart.com.

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