Stan Lee Headlines Big Apple Con March 11-12

Press Release:

MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE CON, New York City’s longest-running Comic Book Convention, returns to PENN PLAZA PAVILION (401 7th Ave @ 33rd Street -opposite Madison Square Garden) on SATURDAY, MARCH 11th, from 10am to 7pm and SUNDAY MARCH 12th 10am~5pm, 2017. This amazing explosion of Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, & Cosplay will bring together top comic book creators, media celebrities, retailers, panel discussions, multiple costume contests & more in two incredible days! There will be hundreds of tables of comics, toys, posters, videos, original art, t-shirts & other collectibles, with everything from the world’s rarest comics as well as the newest and coolest books for sale!

BIG APPLE CON is thrilled to announce the triumphant return to NYC of Comic Book Legend STAN LEE! Stan is the most famous comic book creator in the known universe; a title well earned for his many contributions to pop culture. Along with his top artists including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Don Heck, Stan “The Man” co-created many modern myths as Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics such as: Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Hulk, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Inhumans, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Widow, Hawkeye, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Silver Surfer!

Stan is joined in our star-studded ARTIST ALLEY by many top creators of comic books and related cool media including: JIM STERANKO (Captain America), ROY THOMAS (Star Wars; Saturday only), HOWARD CHAYKIN (Star Wars), RAMONA FRADON (Aquaman), BILLY TUCCI (Shi), AARON LOPRESTI (Ms. Marvel), NANCY SILBERKLEIT (Co-CEO of Archie Comics), REILLY BROWN (Deadpool), ARTHUR SUYDAM (Walking Dead), MICHAEL GOLDEN (Dr. Strange), RENEE WITTERSTAETTER (Guardians of the Galaxy), RICH BUCKLER (Deathlok), MIKE McKONE (Avengers), SOO LEE (Strange Attractors), JIM SIMON (ShieldMaster), J.C. VAUGHN (Gemstone Publishing), GUY DORIAN (New Warriors), J. DAVID SPURLOCK (Vanguard), KRISTEN GUDSNUK (Henchgirl), and BRIAN KONG (Cryptozoic Entertainment). BIG APPLE CON and HIPPY COMIX present UNDERGROUND ALLEY, featuring cutting edge creators of Indy/Alternative Comix: FRANK “Foolbert Sturgeon” STACK (Adventures of Jesus), MARK BODE (Cobalt 60), MIKE DIANA (Boiled Angel), FLY-O (Punk Magazine), JOHN ORLANDO (Humans), CHELLE MAYER (Peacefulshades), and DAN FOGEL (Underground Price & Grading Guide).

Our Media Guest list this year is our finest ever, bringing you a star-studded­ experience unique to BIG APPLE CON! Meet: the PUNISHER himself JON BERNTHAL (Sunday only) from The Walking Dead and the upcoming Defenders, alongside his Daredevil co-stars ELDEN HENSON, PETER SHINKODA, and GEOFFREY CANTOR. We have SPENCER WILDING, Darth Vader from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, BARBARA EDEN (I Dream of Jeannie), KRISTANNA LOKEN (T3), JACKSON BOSTWICK (Captain Marvel on Shazam!), KATHY GARVER (Family Affair, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends), THE AMAZING KRESKIN, NEIL KAPLAN (Transformers, Voltron), JOHNNY BRENNAN (Jerky Boys, Family Guy), ROBB DEMAREST (Ghost Hunters International), Special Effects and Prop Master ROY WOOLEY (Zombieland, Hunger Games), TAIMAK (The Last Dragon), and from The Warriors DAVID HARRIS and TERRY MICHOS.

Join us for a special screening on Sunday of Michael Valentine’s COMIX: BEYOND THE COMIC BOOK PAGES, an exciting new feature film documentary about the world of comic books told through the thoughts and images of the creators, artists, writers, collectors, store owners, independent publishers, and especially the passionate fans who have made it the phenomenon that it is today!

BIG APPLE CON will once again bring the most amazing Cosplayers and costumers together for a fast-paced, exciting weekend of creative excellence! This year will be our largest ever, with multiple contests across different genres, professional judges, and over $15,000 in incredible prizes awarded! Our Super Sponsors include: Mood Designer Fabrics, Squishable, Five and Diamond SF, Bernina, Cosplay by McCall’s, Rickey’s NYC, and Prop Store. Come as any character in Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Cartoons, Anime/Manga, Video Games, or make up your own! You can also participate in special themed group Cosplay photoshoots! On Sunday there will be a 12 and under Kids Costume Showcase where everyone gets a prize, as well as other fun activities for your younglings!

DATE: Saturday, March 11th ~ 10am -7pm & Sunday, March 12th ~ 10am -5pm 2017

PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion ~ 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. NYC

TICKETS: Adults: $30 Saturday, $25 Sunday, both days $50. Children: $10 per day (ages 6-12, 5 and under free!). Please check our website frequently for the latest information on our special VIP and Early Admission Packages!

TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.bigapplecc.com

UT – Squirrel Meets World Signing

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at The King’s English on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

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The King’s English
1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 484-9100

OR – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Signing

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at Barnes & Noble on Thursday February 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

WA – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Signing

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at Barnes & Noble on Friday February 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

Barnes & Noble –Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
206-417-2967

CA – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Signing

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

Barnes & Noble – Mira Mesa MarketCenter
10775 Westview Parkway San Diego, CA 92126
858-684-3166

Stan Lee & Joe Sinnott Receive Military Honors at RICC 2016

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Press Release:

United States Military Honors Comic Book Legends Stan Lee And Joe Sinnott At Rhode Island Comic Con

Providence, Rhode Island – On Veterans Day, representatives of the United States Army and Navy, along with chapters of the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and Texas State Guard, surprised comic book icons Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott with military accolades.

Awards of appreciation and recognition were presented to Mr. Lee, 93, who served as a Sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II, at his VIP panel Friday night. Army Captain James R. Whitney, Navy Chief Petty Officer Kurt Anderson, their respective staffs and several former US Service members, imparted the honors.

Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Mitchell tendered an American flag to Mr. Lee at the request of Major General Anthony C. Funkhouser. The flag was flown in his honor on the occasion of Veterans Day “for his faithful service to our Nation as a United States Soldier during World War II.” MG Funkhouser is the Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, VA.

“Next to my marriage and the birth of my daughter. This is the most sensational moment in my life. I will never forget this…” Stated a very emotional Mr. Lee, “It is such an honor which I’m sure I don’t deserve.”

000_ricc-sinnott-tucciMr. Sinnott’s awards were handed out at a dinner attended by his family, friends and fans later on that evening. His flag was presented on behalf of MG Funkhouser who bestowed the title of “SEABEE For Life” to the sailor, 90.

After his older brother Sgt. Jack Sinnott, was tragically killed in action in France, Mr. Sinnott joined the US Navy Seabees shortly after his 18th birthday. He served in the bloody World War II Battle of Okinawa rising to the rank of Machinist Mate 3rd Class.

As restaurant patrons applauded with a standing ovation, the legendary artist who created thousands of comics for over sixty years, humbly confessed, “I’m speechless, I really am. This is just unbelievable. One of the greatest honors I’ve ever had. Thank You!”

In addition to the flags, certificates, challenge coins, plaques and “swagger sticks” of appreciation were also awarded to both veterans. “They got me mixed up with someone else” Mr. Lee said in disbelief. “But I can’t thank you enough and I will never forget this moment… We have the greatest military in the whole world.”

As uniformed service members past and present presented arms to a saluting Mr. Lee, he exclaimed to the teary-eyed audience, “If someone isn’t filming this, I’ll never talk to you again!”

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TX – Doctor Strange Signing

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Chris Cargill, screenwriter for Marvel’s new movie Dr. Strange along with other movies like Sinister and Sinister 2, appears at Dragon’s Lair on Saturday November 5th from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM for a signing!

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Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

NYC – Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Signing

000000000000000-aeyn2k_marvelAuthors Lorraine Cink and John Sazaklis will be hosting Marvel trivia (with chances to win some cool prizes!) and signing copies of their book Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know at the Astoria Bookshop on Saturday, September 17th at 3:00 PM. Open to fans of all ages!

Following the acclaim of Star Wars: Everything You Need to Know, DK presents Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, a jam-packed visual guide filled with bizarre-but-true tales of the Marvel Comics Universe and quirky insights into everyone’s favorite Super Heroes and villains, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, and Daredevil, such as:

The Hulk can knock his enemies right off their feet with a single handclap

If Doc Ock’s tentacles are cut off, he can get them back with the thought impulse “Return to your master!”

The Punisher once eliminated everyone, including himself.

Lorraine Cink is a comedian and writer for Marvel’s weekly web shows, The Marvel Minute, THWIP! The Big Marvel Show, and Marvel Top 10. When not cracking jokes on stage, red carpet, or screen; Lorraine is a serious Marvel expert who really knows how to make her deep knowledge accessible and entertaining to a wide audience. Follow her adventures @lorrainecink.

John Sazaklis is a New York Times bestselling author. By day, John is a somewhat mild-mannered art director and designer at a publishing house. He has also illustrated Spider-Man books and created toys used in MAD magazine. You can check out his blog at www.Sazmagic.blogspot.com and follow him on Instagram at @johnnysaz.

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The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665

OR – Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Signing

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Adam Bray signs Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Discover fantastic facts, bizarre-but-true tales, and uncanny trivia about the superheroes and villains of the Marvel Comics Universe with Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (DK). Join contributor Adam Bray for behind-the-scenes revelations to strange and interesting facts about everyone’s favorite Marvel comic characters, including The Avengers, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

DE – Kingsway West #1 Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at The Comic Book Shop to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ Kingsway West #1 on Saturday, August 27th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM!

About Kingsway West #1:
“After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.”

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

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