William Shatner Comes to Emerald City Comicon 2011

Press Release:

To begin with, we have our first media guest, none other than the original Captain James T. Kirk – WILLIAM SHATNER! Mr. Shatner will be appearing Saturday only, with a possible Sunday appearance depending on his schedule. Our media announcements are just beginning, but what better way to kick it off than with a bang!

In terms of comic guests, we have a number of guests who are making their very first appearance at ECCC, including: GEOF DARROW (The Matrix), MIKE MCKONE (Avengers), JONATHAN HICKMAN (Fantastic Four), GUY DAVIS & JOHN ARCUDI (B.P.R.D.), DAN SLOTT (Amazing Spider-Man), YANICK PAQUETTE (Batman), CLIFF CHIANG (Detective Comics) and returning favorites like STEVE MCNIVEN (Old Man Logan), J.G. JONES (Wanted), JIM CHEUNG (Young Avengers), FRANK CHO (Ultimates), MIKE CHOI (X-Force), MARK BROOKS (X-Men), ERIK LARSEN (Savage Dragon) and many more. You can view the complete list here…

Lots more announcements coming soon, as always, stay tuned here and also check us out on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/emeraldcitycon and the ECCC website for the latest updates!

Dragon*Con Art Show Asking for Pieces to Display

In honor of Stan Lee’s appearance at this year’s convention, Dragon*Con is hosting an art show dedicated to the Art of Marvel Comics. Noted comic art collector Benno Rothschild is organizing the event and looking for pieces to be put on display. “We LOVE to show off the great art that people are willing to bring to the show and are especially looking for ANY Golden age and good Silver and Bronze Age Marvel stuff by the usual suspects,”  said Rothschild, “but have room for plenty of newer stuff too.” Anyone going to the convention and interested in loaning art to the exhibition should contact him via email: benno.rothschild@hartmansimons.com.

 This is the blurb from the Dragon*Con website.

Marvel Comics Original Art Gallery! True believers can come by all day on Saturday in Artists’ Alley as your hosts will be displaying original Marvel comic book art both new and old for your favorite characters and artists. Face front and come see classic art by “Nefarious” Neal Adams, “Big” John Buscema, Gene “The Dean” Colan, “Shy” Steve Ditko, “Dazzling” Don Heck, Jack “King” Kirby, “Jazzy” Johnny Romita, “Wondrous” Werner Roth, “Darlin” Dick Ayers, and “Gorgeous” George Tuska to name a few. Do you like “The New Breed?” we’ll have them covered too! Frank Cho, Mark Brooks, Todd McFarlane, Ed McGuinnness, Dexter Vines, Charles Vess and many more. There will be Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age Marvel covers, classic origin pages, Spider-Man swinging and Thor throwing Mjolnir. If you look closely, maybe you will see a shrinking Ant-Man, too. Excelsior and Nuff Said! Hosted for the 11th year by Richard Garrison, Dave Newton, Troy Pierce & Benno Rothschild.

HeroesCon 2010 Debuting a Gallery Art Show

Press Release:

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 twenty-two@carolina.rr.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: evaink@aol.com

Heroes Con Welcomes New Guests & Old Friends

Press Release: Heroes Convention is preparing for one of the LARGEST Guest Lists in it’s 28 year history this June 4-6!  Pack your bags and gas up the car, because this will be one of our greatest shows of all time!  Making their First Appearance at Heroes Con this year are J. Scott Campbell, Brian Bolland, Humberto Ramos, Jimmy Cheung, and Rob Liefeld!  They’ll be joining the Heroes Con Family of regular All-Stars like Adam Hughes, Tony Harris, Frank Cho, Brandon Peterson, Mark Brooks, Tommy Lee Edwards, Phil Noto, Cully Hamner, and tons more!!

Long-time favorites like Ron Garney, Rick Leonardi, and Michael Golden are returning, as well as West Coast heavy-hitters like Mike Mignola, Tim Sale, Dustin Nguyen, Eric Canete, and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway.  It’s insane!!  Now we just have to figure out where to put everybody!  One thing is for sure, this all points to a stellar Art Auction on Saturday night!!

Also in 2010, Indie Island is stronger than ever with Jill Thompson, Evan Dorkin, Scott Morse, Jim Mahfood, and Kate Beaton onboard!  Like in previous years, there will be lots of exclusive artwork for Indie Island and always the coolest t-shirts!  In addition to the new wave of Indie folks, we’ll also host some of the all-time greats of the Independent Creators like James O’Barr, David Mack, Brian Pulido, and Joseph Michael Linsner!  It’s a powerhouse lineup this year!!
And, yes, even with EVERY artist in the comics industry in attendance (nearly!), we also get to have some of the most awesome writers in the world at Heroes Con, like Bill Willingham, Mark Waid, Christos Gage, Steve Niles, Jeff Parker, and the legendary Roy Thomas!
One thing we always try to do is to bring in the Artists and Writers that we get the most requests for, and this year we’re REALLY excited to have lined up several of the MOST requested of all time!  In addition to Campbell, Bolland, and Willingham, we can also confirm Kevin Maguire is finally making his first appearance at Heroes Con!  Joining Kevin in making their much-desired first appearance is Ben Templesmith, Todd Nauck, and Talent Caldwell!  It’s great to have these guys at Heroes Con!
As always, we could stage a major Battle Royal between all the Heavy Hitters from DC and Marvel at the show!  This year, from Marvel Comics we have Steve Epting, Mike McKone, Tom Raney, Mike Choi, and Skrappy Skottie Young!  From DC Comics, we have the Ever-Lovin’ Ethan Van Sciver, Mark Bagley, Billy Tucci, and Stephane Roux!  Lucky for us, if a Pier-Six Brawl should break out, we’ll have grappler Mick Foley in the house to keep things under control!  Mick (better known to some as Cactus Jack or Mankind) will be here on Saturday to make a big announcement at the 12 Gauge Comics booth!
For the full run down on the Guest List, just visit us here…
And, always keep up to date with the Heroes Convention news here…
There’ll be information and previews of exclusive art by J. Scott Campbell, Mike Mignola, and Skottie Young coming within the next few days!  There’s also 2-3 surprise guests in the works that we can’t announce just yet, so keep checking in!
See you at HEROES CONVENTION 2010, June 4-6!!!

Michael Golden Makes 1st Texas Appearance in 20 Years at Dallas Comic Con

January 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Texas

Dallas ComiCon Kicks Up Great Guest List–Michael Golden Added!
First Appearance in Texas in over 20 years!

Dallas, Tx– Everything IS bigger in Texas!…Or so they say, and considering the line-up at this month’s Dallas ComiCon, we sure can’t deny that old adage–especially since artist/creator Michael Golden is heading to the Lone Star state for his first appearance there in OVER 20 years.

Michael Golden

Scheduled for January 30-31 at the Richardson Civic Center, The Dallas ComiCon is fast becoming a true destination for fans of comics, movies, media and more!

“I am also very happy to be returning to my home state and bringing Michael with me,” says Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink Publishing. “We’re looking forward to showing some new items at the event and meeting some new fans and friends. I should even have a preview copy of Michael’s new sketchbook, ‘MORE Heroes and Villains.’ ”

With recent work on “Spiderman,” “Hulk,” and new pieces coming for “Planet of the Apes,” “Mouse Templar,” and much more, Michael has long been known for his storytelling work on “Spartan X,” “Bucky O’Hare,” “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe,” “Doctor Strange,” “Star Wars,”….the list goes on and on! In fact, be looking for announcements about his upcoming storytelling class in the near future–in a city near you.

“I’m designing this course to be relevant for writers, artists or anyone interested in crafting an effective tale,” says Golden about the upcoming workshop.

Michael Golden's Heroes & Villains Sketchbook

To mark his return to Texas in the meantime, Golden will be available both days of the show to sign, and do limited sketching during convention hours. He’ll also be debuting three new art prints added to his portfolio just in time for DCC, as well as showcasing two art books “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” from Vanguard Productions and “Michael Goldens: Heroes and Villains” sketchbook from Eva Ink Publishing.

Joining Golden at the Dallas ComiCon are talented artists and media guests including: Tim Sale, Adam Hughes, Mark Brooks, Peter Mayhew, Sean Patrick Flanery, Daniel Cudmore, Adam West, Todd Nauck, Pat Broderick, Terry Moore, Jim Mahfood, Mike Huddleston, Tom Feister, Matt Sturges, Brian Denham, John Lucas, Bill Williams, Jaime Mendoza, Tone Rodriquez, Josh Howard, James O’Barr, Cat Staggs, Kerry Gammill, Kez Wilson, Joe Eisma, Brent Peeples, Renee Witterstaetter, Brad W. Foster, Allison Sohn, Dirk Strangely, and many more!

So, be sure to check out Artist Alley, then buy and sell your collectibles in the show’s huge exhibitor room loaded with more than 100 tables of comics, posters, cards, movies, t-shirts, and more!

The Richardson Civic Center is located at 411 W. Arapaho Rd. Show hours are Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-4.

For more information on the Dallas ComiCon, go to: http://www.scifiexpo.com/DCC/Home.html

For more information on Michael Golden and his work, contact: evaink@aol.com

TX – Pre-Dallas Con Signing

Mark Brooks and Tom Feister sign on Friday January 29th from 6-8pm at Zeus Comics!

Mark Brooks, the artist on upcoming Cloak & Dagger has also done Dark Reign: Young Avengers, Avengers: Initiative, New X-Men, and many others.

Tom Feister has been an artist on such titles as GI Joe Origins, Ex Machina, Legion, Iron Man, and more!

Mark and Tom are in town for this weekend’s Dallas Comic Con!

Zeus Comics, 4411 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

214.219.TOYS

www.zeuscomics.com

Marvel Announces Booth/Stage SDCC Events Schedule

Marvel has announced their Booth and Stage Schedule of Events:

WEDNESDAY

6:30 Sega “Iron Man 2″ Video Game Demo

We know you can’t get enough of Shell Head so here’s a real treat for Iron Man fans…. the world exclusive, never seen before, ever premiere of next year’s Iron Man 2 video game. Be the first to check out a super-early look at this brand new game from SEGA. And there’s more….grab the chance to get your hands on one of the limited edition Iron Man 2 video game posters.

7:00 Sega “Iron Man 2″ Video Game Appearance – Matt Fraction Signing

As the writer of Invincible Iron Man and Uncanny X-Men, he is one of the biggest names in the comic book industry and now he is kicking down the door into the video game arena. Come meet Matt Fraction, the writer of Sega’s upcoming Iron Man 2 video game, as he sits down, signs autographs and offers free advice on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

THURSDAY

11:00 “Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2″ Video Game Demo

Three years ago, Activision rocked the gaming world with the original Marvel Ultimate Alliance video game and now they are ready to do it again with its much anticipated follow-up, “Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2″!

11:30 Marvel Drawing Board Game Show featuring Mark Brooks & Todd Nauck

So you think you can draw? Put your Sharpie marker where your mouth is. Stop by the Marvel booth as we randomly select people from the audience to team up with artists Mark Brooks and Todd Nauck as contestants on a live on-stage game show where you and your infamous partner will need to draw clues to solve puzzles and win prizes.

3:00 Sega “Iron Man 2″ Video Game Demo

A must for all Iron Man and video game fans, SEGA will be demoing a super-early look at next year’s Iron Man 2 video game. Swing by, see the sleek new Mk IV suit brought to devastatingly effective life in this all new action adventure game and bag yourself a show-only limited edition Iron Man 2 video game poster into the bargain.

5:00 The Marvel Your Universe Game Show featuring Jim McCann

Always wanted to be on a game show but never got the call? Well now’s your chance. Stop by the Marvel booth as we randomly select people from the audience to partner up with Marvel creators and editors as contestants on a live on-stage game show.

6:00 Super Happy Fun Marvel Giveaway Hour

You Make Yours Marvel every day and we appreciate it! And we’d like to show our appreciation by giving you some cool prizes like variant comic books, trade paperbacks, and hard-to-get autographed items. So stop by with your fellow Marvel Zombies (not the ones that enjoy brains) and you may be lucky enough to hop, skip and jump away with some gifts that will make you the envy of your family, friends, coworkers and pets.

FRIDAY

11:00 Sega “Iron Man 2″ Video Game Demo

A must for all Iron Man and video game fans, SEGA will be demoing a super-early look at next year’s Iron Man 2 video game. Swing by, see the sleek new Mk IV suit brought to devastatingly effective life in this all new action adventure game and bag yourself a show-only limited edition Iron Man 2 video game poster into the bargain.

12:00 The Marvel Your Universe Game Show featuring C.B. Cebulski

Always wanted to be on a game show but never got the call? Well now’s your chance. Stop by the Marvel booth as we randomly select people from the audience to partner up with Marvel writers and editors as contestants on a live on-stage game show

1:30 Stan Lee Appearance

He created Spider-Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, The X-Men, and the Fantastic Four. He was responsible…who are we kidding. If you are reading this, you know who Stan Lee is and there is no description that we can write that will even come close to describing his awesomeness. But now is your chance to meet “the Man” and have one of your items signed by him! (This will be a ticketed event. For a chance to receive one of these limited autograph tickets, please stop by the Marvel Booth – #2429 – at 9:00 am on Friday morning to receive your free raffle coupon. Winners will be announced shortly after distribution of raffle coupons.)

4:00 Marvel Costume Contest

Are you dressed as your favorite Marvel character? Then get your friendly neighborhood, star-spangled, best-at-what-you-do self down to the Marvel Booth at Comic-Con for The Marvel Costume Contest! The Grand Prize: a Marvel Omnibus signed by Stan Lee! All entrants may also be featured in a gallery on Marvel.Com!

6:00 Super Happy Fun Marvel Giveaway Hour

You Make Yours Marvel every day and we appreciate it! And we’d like to show our appreciation by giving you some cool prizes like variant comic books, trade paperbacks, and hard-to-get autographed items. So stop by with your fellow Marvel Zombies (not the ones that enjoy brains) and you may be lucky enough to hop, skip and jump away with some gifts that will make you the envy of your family, friends, coworkers and pets.

SATURDAY

1:00 Sega “Iron Man 2″ Video Game Demo

A must for all Iron Man and video game fans, SEGA will be demoing a super-early look at next year’s Iron Man 2 video game. Swing by, see the sleek new Mk IV suit brought to devastatingly effective life in this all new action adventure game and bag yourself a show-only limited edition Iron Man 2 video game poster into the bargain.

1:30 Sega “Iron Man 2″ Video Game Appearance – Matt Fraction Signing

As the writer of Invincible Iron Man and Uncanny X-Men, he is one of the biggest names in the comic book industry and now he is kicking down the door into the video game arena. Come meet Matt Fraction, the writer of Sega’s upcoming Iron Man 2 video game, as he sits down, signs autographs and offers free advice on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

2:30 THQ “Marvel Super Hero Squad” Video Game Demo

Welcome to Super Hero City! Hero up! Assemble your squad, and fight your way to victory to save the citizens of Super Hero City from the evil schemes of Dr. Doom and the Lethal Legion in this multiplayer adventure game inspired by the action-packed animated Marvel animated series, Super Hero Squad! Fight through campaigns full of adventure or wage an all-out battle in the streets of dynamic environments as you mix and match Super Heroes and Villains with their own unique powers and abilities. Pick your battle and fight for fun!

4:00 The Marvel Your Universe Game Show featuring Paul Jenkins, Audrey Loeb, Jeph Loeb & Marjorie Liu

Always wanted to be on a game show but never got the call? Well now’s your chance. Stop by the Marvel booth as we randomly select people from the audience to partner up with writers Paul Jenkins, Audrey Loeb, Jeph Loeb, and Marjorie Liu as contestants on a live on-stage game show

SUNDAY

12:00 Sega “Iron Man 2″ Video Game Demo

A must for all Iron Man and video game fans, SEGA will be demoing a super-early look at next year’s Iron Man 2 video game. Swing by, see the sleek new Mk IV suit brought to devastatingly effective life in this all new action adventure game and bag yourself a show-only limited edition Iron Man 2 video game poster into the bargain.

2:00 Marvel Drawing Board featuring C.B. Cebulski

So you think you can draw? Put your Sharpie marker where your mouth is. Stop by the Marvel booth as we randomly select people from the audience to team up with Marvel creators and editors as contestants on a live on-stage game show where you and your infamous partner will need to draw clues to solve puzzles and win prizes.

4:00 Super Happy Fun Marvel Giveaway Hour

You Make Yours Marvel every day and we appreciate it! And we’d like to show our appreciation by giving you some cool prizes like variant comic books, trade paperbacks, and hard-to-get autographed items. So stop by with your fellow Marvel Zombies (not the ones that enjoy brains) and you may be lucky enough to hop, skip and jump away with some gifts that will make you the envy of your family, friends, coworkers and pets.

Schedule is tentative and may change without notice.

Marvel Announces SDCC Signing Schedule

Marvel has announced their booth signings schedule for Comic-Con and have included a nice, printable version as well which you can find below:

Find out when your favorite creators are signing at San Diego Comic-Con (Booth #2429).

For all the latest news, announcements and interviews, plus live panel blogging, video features and much more, visit Marvel.com’s San Diego Comic-Con 2009 Hub Page!

WEDNESDAY

7:00 – 8:00 PM
7:30 – 8:30 PM
MATT FRACTION

“IRON MAN 2″ VIDEO GAME SIGNING

C.B. CEBULSKI
CHRISTINA STRAIN
MARK BROOKS

SPECIAL PREVIEW NIGHT SIGNING

THURSDAY

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 – 2:00 PM
JIM MCCANN
KIERON GILLEN
PATRICK SCHERBERGER
REILLY BROWN
JOE QUESADA BRIAN REBER
DANIEL WAY
JEROMY COX
MARJORIE LIU
PETER DAVID
2:00 – 3:00 PM 3:00 – 4:00 PM 4:00 – 5:00 PM
DENNIS CALERO
LAURA MARTIN
LEINIL FRANCIS YU
MARK TEXEIRA
CHRIS GAGE
EDGAR DELGADO
MATT FRACTION
PHIL JIMENEZ
FRANK TIERI
HOWARD CHAYKIN
HUMBERTO RAMOS
MIKE BENSON
5:00 – 6:00 PM 5:00 – 6:00 PM 6:00 – 7:00 PM
C.B. CEBULSKI
J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
OLIVIER COIPEL
SANA KEDA
ART ADAMS
JEPH LOEB
JEPH LOEB

FRIDAY

9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:00 – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PATRICK SCHERBERGER
REILLY BROWN
TODD NAUCK
VICTOR OLAZABA
ADAM GLASS
DANIEL WAY
MIKE BENSON
VICTOR GISCHLER

SPECIAL DEADPOOL
SIGNING

JOE QUESADA
12:00 – 1:00 PM 1:00 – 2:00 PM 1:30 – 2:00 PM
CHRIS BACHALO
MARK BROOKS
PAUL JENKINS
TIM TOWNSEND
JASON AARON
JOE CASEY
MARIO ALBERTI
NATHAN FOX
*STAN LEE*
2:00 – 3:00 PM 3:00 – 4:00 PM 4:00 – 5:00 PM
BOB LAYTON
GREGG HUWIT Z
MATT BANING
SEAN MCKEEVER
CHRIS YOST
CRAIG KYLE
GREG JOHNSON
JAMIE SIMONE
STEVE BLUM
STEVE GORDON
FRED TATASCIORE
NOLAN NORTH

SPECIAL MARVEL ANIMATION/
NICKTOONS SIGNING

DENYS COWAN
JOHN ROMITA JR.
KEN LASHLEY
REGGIE HUDLIN
5:00 – 6:00 PM 6:00 – 7:00 PM 6:00 – 7:00 PM
JEPH LOEB
MATT FRACTION
SIMONE BIANCHI
TERRY DODSON
JEPH LOEB MASAO MARUYAMA
WARREN ELLIS

SATURDAY

9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:00 – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CHRISTINA STRAIN
EMILY WARREN
RON LIM
TODD NAUCK
JOE KELLY
MARC GUGGENHEIM
PHIL JIMENEZ
STEPHANIE BUSCEMA
*SPECIAL IRON MAN 2
SIGNING*
12:00 – 1:00 PM 1:00 – 2:00 PM 1:00 – 2:00 PM
AUDREY LOEB
DEXTER VINES
JEPH LOEB
JOE QUESADA
JEROME OPEÑA
RICK REMENDER
JEPH LOEB
1:30 – 2:30 PM 2:30 – 3:30 PM 4:00 – 5:00 PM
MATT FRACTION
“IRON MAN 2″ VIDEO
GAME SIGNING
TOM KENNY
DAVE BOAT
TRAVIS WILLINGHAM
MIKEY KELLEY
CHARLIE ADLER
STEVE BLUM
TED BIASELLI
ALIMI BALLARD

SPECIAL SUPER HERO
SQUAD SIGNING

FRANK TIERI
LEINIL FRANCIS YU
PETER DAVID
SEAN CHEN
5:00 – 6:00 PM 6:00 – 7:00 PM
ED BRUBAKER
JOHN ROMITA JR.
PAUL JENKINS
STEVE EPTING
CHRIS YOST
CRAIG KYLE
MIKE CHOI
SONIA OBACK

SUNDAY

10:00 – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 12:00 – 1:00 PM
ALEXANDER IRVINE
DENNIS CALERO
JOHN ROMITA JR.
MIKE MCKONE
OLIVIER COIPEL
PAUL TOBIN
RAYMOND FEIST
RON LIM
DAVID YARDIN
STEVE EPTING
STUART MOORE
TRAVIS CHAREST
1:00 – 2:00 PM 2:00 – 3:00 PM 3:00 – 4:00 PM
CHRISTINA STRAIN
COLLEEN COOVER
LAURA MARTIN
MARJORIE LIU
BILL REINHOLD
JASON AARON
JIM MCCAN
MATT FRACTION
C.B. CEBULSKI
DAVID FINCH
GURIHIRU

*Ticketed Event

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Florida Supercon Announces Twenty New Guests

Press Release:

FLORIDA SUPERCON ANNOUNCES TWENTY NEW GUESTS
INCLUDING: BRUCE CAMPBELL, MATTHEW LEWIS, SHELLY MOLDOFF & MARK BROOKS

We are proud to announce the addition of a twenty new guests to our growing line up.

Bruce Campbell: Legendary Actor, Writer, Director and Producer. Bruce is best known for his starring role as Ash in the Evil Dead trilogy (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness). He currently stars as Sam Axe in Burn Notice. Bruce has an array of impressive credits which include: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., My Name is Bruce, Bubba Ho-Tep, Sky High, Jack of All Trades, Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Movie, Man with the Screaming Brain and Congo. In addition to his film career, Campbell is an accomplished writer, including authoring an autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor and a comical novel entitled Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way.

Matthew Lewis: Star of the Harry Potter series of films, Matthew has portrayed Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix, Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince and the upcoming Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows.

Sheldon Moldoff: A true legend in the comic book industry. Sheldon began his career at seventeen when he contributed a sports filler that appeared on the inside front cover of the landmark Action Comics #1 (June 1938), the comic book that introduced Superman. He soon became Bob Kane’s first assistant on Batman, working with Batman off and on for thirty years. From about 1939, he was one of DC’s most prolific cover artists, illustrating many covers, including the cover to All American #16, the first appearance of Green Lantern. In 1953 he became one of the lead artists on Batman, which he continued to draw for the next 14 years. During his Batman run, Sheldon created and co-created a slew of characters including: The Bat-Girl, Bat-Mite, Ace The Bat Hound and Poison Ivy. In the mid 1960′s Sheldon turned to animation, doing storyboards for such animated TV series as Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse. Sheldon continued to contribute to the comic industry into the 21st century.

Mark Brooks: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: Avengers: The Initative, New X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Transformers, Cable & Deadpool, Amazing Fantasy, Arana, What If?, G.I. Joe: Battle Files and Amazing Spider-Man.

Daniel Logan: Media Guest and Actor. Daniel is best known for his role as “Young” Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Brad Keston: Voice Actor. Brad was the voice of Charlie Brown in many Peanuts cartoons, including: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, Is This Goodbye Charlie Brown?, What Have We Learned Charlie Brown?, It’s Flashbeagle Charlie Brown, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.

Pamelyn Ferdin: Actress and Voice Actress. Pamelyn is best known as the voice of Lucy Van Pelt in many Peanuts cartoons, including: It Was a Short Summer Charlie Brown, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, and Play It Again Charlie Brown. Pamelyn’s other credits include: Charlotte’s Web (The Voice of Fern Arable), Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (The Voice of Sally), Star Trek (Original Series: And The Children Shall Lead) and Sealab 2020 (The Voice of Sallie).

Dennis Calero: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: X-Men: Noir, X-Factor, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, Sliders, Magic: The Gathering, Fallen Angel, Supergirl and Countdown to Final Crisis.

Tony Bedard: Superstar Comic Book Writer. Tony is the current writer of DC Comic’s R.E.B.E.L.S. His other credits include: Birds of Prey, Exiles, Countdown, Supergirl, Uncanny X-Men, Outsiders, Supergirl & The Legion of Superheroes, Batman: Confidential, Mystic, DCU: Brave New World, Negation, JSA: Classified, Black Canary, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Rogue and Magnus Robot Fighter.

Stephanie Yanez: Discovering music at the age of 5, Stephanie Yanez was born to sing. Her love for music eventually led her to record four songs on Geneon’s Anime Karaoke Collection with three of those songs recorded with overseas Japan-based record label I’VE. This CD also includes the song that she won at Anime Expo’s AX Idol 2004 “Ningyo Hime” from the top anime series Chobits!

Brian Thompson: Media Guest – Actor. Brian’s credits include: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (Shao Khan), Buffy The Vampire Slayer (The Judge and Luke The Vampire), The X-Files (Alien Bounty Hunter), Star Trek: Generations (Klingon Helm), Star Trek: The Next Generation (A Matter of Honor), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (To The Death & Rules of Engagement), Enterprise (United, Babel One, Aenar), Dragonheart (Brock), Charmed, Alien Nation, Werewolf, Terminator and Kindred: Embraced.

Richard Green: Artist and Animator. Richard’s credits include work for Disney on Beauty and the Beast (Assistant Animator of Lumiere), Rescuers Down Under, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Goofy, Mickey Mouse and more.

Peter Badalamenti: Media Guest – Actor. Peter’s credits include: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Penrod), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Penrod), The Curious Case of Benjiman Button (Younger/Older Benjiman), When In Rome (Ace Frehley), The Punisher, Bad Boys 2, Dr. Moreau’s House of Pain, Full Grown Men and Cremaster 3.

Plus: Derrick Fish (Artist), Nakia Mann (Artist – Zoom Suit), Austin Janowsky (Artist – Iron Man: The End, 10th Muse, GI Joe, Cracked Magazine), Joe Fauvel (Artist & Writer – Cry, Assassin’s Guild), Kezia Sardina (Artist), Chris Berman (Writer – The Hive) and E. Robert Dunn (Writer – Echelon’s End).
These twenty new guests join an already impressive lineup that includes:

Al Feldstein: Legendary EC Comics Creator, Al Feldstein served as Editor, Writer and Artist for EC Comics in the Golden Age. His work has graced the covers of Tales From The Crypt, Weird Science, Weird Fantasy, Shock SuspenStories, Crime SuspenStories, Vault of Horror, Panic and The Haunt of Fear.

Dick Giordano:When one mentions the legends that have shaped the history of the comics industry, rest assured that high on that list will be the name of Dick Giordano. Since 1951, Dick Giordano has worked his pencil and ink magic for a variety of publishers including Charlton Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dell, American Comics, Valiant, Treasure Chest and Junior Life. In addition to his considerable freelance contributions, Giordano acted as Editor-In-Chief for Charlton Comics, during which he oversaw the creation of their most memorable characters including such classics as The Blue Beetle and Captain Atom. As Executive Editorial Director of DC Comics, Dick was the guiding force behind such award-winning series as Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN, Frank Miller’s DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and many, many more revolutionary concepts. His creative vision at DC Comics resulted in raising the bar for creativity throughout the entire comics industry. In recent years, Dick Giordano, along with creative partners Bob Layton and David Michelinie, formed FUTURE ENTERTAINMENT, a multi-media company.

Patrick Rothfuss: New York Times Best Selling Author Patrick Rothfuss is the writer of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. Mr. Rothfuss was the recipient of the 2007 “Quill Award”, the 2007 Best Book of the Year – FantasyLiterature.net, Publisher Weekly’s 2007 Best Book of the Year (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror).

Michele Knotz: Anime Voice Acting Star, Michele Knotz is the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie, Misty, May, and Nurse Joy in Pokémon. Michele is also one of the stars of Smash Bros. Brawl and Shootfighter Tekken.

Herb Trimpe: Legendary Comic Book artist Herb Trimpe is best known for his work at Marvel from the 1960′s to the 1990′s, including art for The Incredible Hulk (for which he enjoyed an eight-year run and is credited with the co-creation of Wolverine in Incredible Hulk #180 and 181), The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Shogun Warriors and Godzilla.

Pat Broderick: Legendary Comic Book artist and animator, Pat Broderick is an icon of the 70′s and 80′s comic book industry. Mr. Broderick has been the artist for Batman, Captain Marvel, Firestorm, Captain Atom, Detective Comics, Green Lantern, The Micronauts, Shazam, Alpha Flight and more! In addition to his comic book art, Mr. Broderick’s animation work includes concept design work for the Jimmy Neutron movie.

Allen Bellman: Golden Age Comic Book Legend. Artist of Captain America, The Patriot, Let’s Play Detective, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner and more! Mr. Bellman was the recipient of the 2007 San Diego Comic Con Inkpot Award.

Dana Snyder: Dana may be best known as the voice of Master Shake in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but his extensive list of credits also includes Chowder (Gazpacho), The Venture Brothers (The Alchemist), Squidbillies (Granny), Minoriteam (Dr. Wang), Sealab 2021 and Robot Chicken. Contrary to popular belief, Dana was NOT the “Food-Way Woman” in The Shawshank Redemption.

Bill Rogers: Anime voice acting star, Bill Rogers is the voice of Brock in Pokémon, Touma Seguchi in Gravitation, Yamamoto in Boogiepop Phantom, Tanaka Souihiro in Genshiken, Kevin in The Third and Bonsly, Lucario & Weavile in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Greg Horn: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Painter. Credits include: Secret Invasion, Ms. Marvel, Elektra, She-Hulk, X-Men, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Namor, Spider-Man and more!

Heidi Arnhold: Heidi is a superstar Manga artist whose work includes Jim Henson’s Legends of the Dark Crystal and Star Trek: The Manga.

Ralph Cabrera: Superstar artist of Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and more!

Sophie Mcnutt: Industry Guest. Funimation’s Operation Anime Co-ordinator.

Terry Cronin & Pat Martin: Independent Comic Book creators. Students of the Unusual.

Rob Granito: Superstar Artist. Teen Titans Go, Warner Bros., USPS Marvel Postage Stamp Artist.

Greg Kirkpatrick: Independent Comic Book Artist. Living in Infamy, Novavolo, Savage Dragon.

Plus: Manuel Aguilera (Artist), Deleon Walters (Artist), Joel Estrada (Artist), The Earth Dies Screaming (Nerdcore Band) and Natalie Wood (Artist).

Dozens of more guests will be announced in the coming months.

The new location for FSC is The Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL. 33126. FSC will take up over 85,000 sq. feet of space at the convention center, which will include over 120 vendor booths (showcasing comic books, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, toys, anime, manga, clothing, accessories, DVD’s, CD’s, books, autographs and more!), a 9,000 sq. feet main events area, console gaming, LAN gaming, tabletop gaming, card gaming, panel rooms, anime viewing rooms and movie screening rooms.

The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, JUNE 5: 3:30PM – 2:00AM
SATURDAY, JUNE 6: 11:00AM – 2:00AM
SUNDAY, JUNE 7: 11:00AM – 6:00PM

For more information and updates: visit www.floridasupercon.com

Florida Supercon Tickets are currently available online and will be available at the show.
General Admission (3) Day Weekend Pass
$25 if reserved before March 1, 2009
$30 if reserved between March 2 and May 20, 2009
$35 if reserved between May 21 and June 4, 2009.

$40 at the event.

Single Day passes are available online and at the show for Friday ($20), Saturday ($25) and Sunday ($20)
Children under 10 years old are FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.
Parents accompanying children over 10 years old are eligible for a Parents ticket (which provides a $10 discount).
Military, Police and Firefighters get a $10 per ticket discount.
VIP Tickets are available for $150.

Vendor and Artist space in now available and information is online at www.floridasupercon.com/VENDORS.html

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