Hallmark 2013 Dream Book Reveals Keepsake Ornaments Genre Fans Will Love

The Hallmark 2013 Dream Book reveals what the company has in store for Keepsake Ornaments for the Star Wars, Star Trek, DC, and Marvel brands and more. Here is a brief look. Click on each image to see it larger.

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Harley-Davidson and Marvel Iron Man 3 Contest Offers Five Winners a VIP Trip to SDCC 2013

Harley-Davidson Marvel

Press Release:

Harley-Davidson and Marvel join forces for Marvel’s Iron Man 3

MILWAUKEE (April 3, 2013) – Harley-Davidson and Marvel Entertainment, LLC are teaming up for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 “Man & Machine” contest where fans can win a chance to be a part of a comic book created by Marvel.  Fans can go online and select a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle to design.  The winners will be drawn into the comic book as a member of the “Road Force” team.

Five winners will be selected to become a part of a Marvel Avengers comic book where their likenesses will be drawn into the series with the motorcycles they selected and the characters they create. All winners will receive a VIP trip to Comic-Con International, where they’ll participate in an event where their Road Force characters will be unveiled and immortalized. One grand prize winner will also win the custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle they created (minus the armament, of course.)

Now through May 31, consumers can enter the Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Man & Machine contest online at www.harley-davidson.com/ironman. Entry is as easy as creating a profile, writing a character’s backstory and selecting a favorite Harley motorcycle from a gallery of bikes.

“Iron Man, one of Marvel’s most iconic creations, truly embodies the rebellious attitude and power of Harley-Davidson,” said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson Marketing Communication Director. “Collaborating with Marvel for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 continues our tradition of crowd-sourcing, fan-driven content. In 2012, Marvel fans proved their creativity with our first co-created Avengers comic book. Now, we’re raising the stakes by unveiling the winners on one of the world’s largest stages – San Diego Comic Con.”

Since starting in 2011 with Captain America: The First Avenger, and continuing with The Avengers Assemble Your Freedom contest in 2012, the collaboration between Harley-Davidson and Marvel has successfully connected these two powerful and inspirational brands.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 will be in theaters May 3, 2013 and pits industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.

About Marvel’s Iron Man 3 
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.

About Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.harley-davidson.com.

Audi and Marvel Iron Man Contest Winner to Receive Trip to SDCC 2013 with an Art Review by a Marvel Editor

Iron Man Steer the Story

Press Release:

Audi and Marvel Launch Contest Inviting Fans to Craft Iron Man’s Next Adventure in a Crowd-Sourced Digital Comic Book

HERNDON, VA–(Apr 15, 2013) -

  • Audi and Iron Man fans choose Tony Stark’s fate and create a final panel to his adventures at  www.SteerTheStory.com
  • Participants will have the opportunity to become a Marvel co-creator when they create their own final panel
  • U.S. residents will have a chance to win an original art board signed by Marvel artists and a trip to Comic Con in San Diego for an art review by a top Marvel editor

Audi, along with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, announced the launch of its digital Iron Man “Steer The Story” comic book contest in support of the brand’s presence in Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and overall involvement with the film franchise. The contest, which officially launched last week, gives Marvel’s Iron Man 3 fans the opportunity to become a co-creator and to decide what happens to Tony Stark in the Audi and Iron Man comic book by voting via social media sharing.

To kick off the contest, Audi released a video revealing the contest details. Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and editors Jeanine Schaefer and Bill Rosemann will serve as the contest judges for the final component of the contest, which gives consumers the chance to create their very own final panel to Tony Stark’s adventure by drawing or photographing their submission.  Iron Man fans can visit www.SteerTheStory.com to view the first chapter of the Audi and Iron Man comic book and begin voting through their mobile device, tablet and/or desktop to steer Iron Man’s fate.

This week, Audi will be releasing two short videos giving fans step-by-step instructions on how to draw Tony Stark’s Audi R8 and Iron Man’s helmet, arming particpants with tools used by Marvel artists as they prepare their very own final panel. Audi will reveal the results of the first voting period today and will also launch the second chapter of the comic book. On April 22, Audi will reveal the results of the second voting period, and will also launch the third chapter, giving fans the opportunity to upload their submissions depicting the finale of Tony Stark’s adventure.

All participants who submit a creative final panel will be acknowledged in the final page of the Audi and Iron Man comic book. Eligible participants in the United States, who upload their creative panel for the final chapter beginning April 22 (12:00 a.m. ET) to May 3 (11:59 p.m ET), in accordance with the Official Rules and Conditions, will have a chance to win prizes. On May 10, two finalists and one grand prize winner, selected by Marvel judges, will be announced via www.SteerTheStory.com. On May 24, all participants will be directed to www.Marvel.com to download the final Audi and Iron Man comic book.

“Audi is once again excited to create an opportunity to engage consumers with both the Audi brand and Marvel’s Iron Man franchise,” said Loren Angelo, Director of Marketing for Audi of America. “The ‘Steer The Story’ contest is a perfect chance for us to provide consumers, fans and enthusiasts with the ultimate experience to showcase their creativity and unique designs that not only reflect Tony Stark’s character but also the brand’s latest innovations.”

“As Iron Man fans ourselves, we can’t wait to see the exciting and creative submissions from the Armored Avengers’ worldwide following,” said Marvel editor Bill Rosemann. “Just think about it: Not only do you get to choose Tony’s action at the end of each chapter’s cliffhanger, but you also get to jump up on stage and show to the world that you have the best idea for our explosive finale. It’s your opportunity to prove you’re the ultimate Iron Man fan!”

After supporting the first and second installments of the film franchise, Audi once again will be highlighted throughout Marvel’s Iron Man 3, as Tony Stark will be seen behind the wheel of the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron sports car prototype. In addition to the R8 e-tron, the Audi S7 Sportback is also featured as Pepper Potts’ car. Marvel’s Iron Man 3 will hold its world premiere on April 24 in Los Angeles and is due in theaters on May 3.

Audi will also be lending its support to Marvel’s Iron Man 3 film through activities including a month-long late night television and national cable campaign as well as an online presence on the popular movie sites www.Fandango.com and www.Movies.com. The brand is also unveiling an all-new Audi Marvel’s Iron Man 3 ad that will run in cinemas throughout the month leading up to the film’s release.

About Marvel’s Iron Man 3
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Superhero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases on May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Contest Eligibilty and Rules
Age of eligibility: 18+
The judging criteria includes:

  • 60% Creativity
  • 20% Quality of the submission
  • 20% Fit to the rest of the story

Two finalists will receive:

  • Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Movie Poster signed by Actors and Marvel Judges

The grand prize winner will receive:

  • Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Movie Poster signed by Actors and Marvel Judges
  • One signed Marvel comic book art board
  • Two four-day passes to Comic Con 2013 in San Diego
  • Art reviewed by top Marvel editor at Comic Con 2013 in San Diego
  • Round-trip travel and lodging for two for a three night’s stay at Comic Con 2013 in San Diego

Additionally, the winning submission will be included in the final digital Audi and Iron Man comic book.

No purchase necessary. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years and older who did not purchase any equipment for purposes of entering the contest. Void where prohibited. Enter contest by: May 3, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For official rules and prize descriptions, visit www.SteerTheStory.com starting April 22, 2013.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.

ABOUT AUDI
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2012, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Through 2016, AUDI AG will invest about $17 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com  for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.

Marvel Portfolio Reviews at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is happy to welcome Marvel Comics editor LAUREN SANKOVITCH to our 2013 show! She will be conducting portfolio reviews so artists should bring their most recent work to show off their skill. Artists are asked to drop off 8.5 x 11 photocopies of your work (NO originals) at the Information Booth to be eligible for a scheduled review slot.

Artists must also fill out an idea submission form at the time of dropping off. **No portfolio will be reviewed without a signed idea submission form** Click here to download a PDF.

Drop off times are as follows:

Saturday – drop off by 12:15PM for Saturday afternoon review. Scheduled times will be posted at the Information Booth no later than 1PM.

Sunday – drop off by 10:45AM on Sunday (can drop off on Saturday). Scheduled times will be posted at the Information Booth no later than 11:15AM.

She will also take part in the Marvel panel at 4pm and the Women in Comics panel at 6pm on Saturday.

Bio:
Lauren Sankovitch was once a great reader of comics. She now edits them. With gusto. Having worked on a range of titles from the Ultimate line of books to Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, Lauren is currently editing the Avengers family of books, Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Age of Ultron and the forthcoming Infinity.

SCHEDULE

Saturday April 20th
-10am – 12:15pm portfolio drop off at Information Booth for Saturday afternoon review slots. Lauren will pick a number of portfolios to review on Saturday and post a list shortly after the deadline. Everyone who is chosen will have an opportunity for a review.

-1:30pm – 3:30pm scheduled portfolio reviews

Sunday April 21st
-(From Saturday) to 10:45AM portfolio drop off at Information Booth for Sunday review slots. Lauren will pick a number of portfolios to review on Sunday and post a list shortly after the deadline. Everyone who is chosen will have an opportunity for a review.

-11:15am – 1:45pm scheduled portfolio reviews

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!

Marvel’s Cinematic Universe Phase One Collection Now Available

Marvel Cinema Phase One

Press Release:

MARVEL’S CINEMATIC UNIVERSE: PHASE ONE – AVENGERS ASSEMBLED LIMITED EDITION 10-DISC – 6-MOVIE COLLECTION  

Synopsis: On April 2, 2013, fans will be able to immerse themselves in every aspect of Marvel’s elite Super Heroes with this limited-edition, 10-Disc “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection.” Complete with glowing Tesseract, this exciting collection includes stunning Blu-ray 3D™ and Blu-ray™ presentations of Marvel’s “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor,” as well as Blu-ray™ versions of “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2” and “The Incredible Hulk” in exclusive collectible packaging.

In addition, to  possessing  level 7 security clearance, fans will also be granted special access to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most confidential archives, including a top-secret Bonus Disc filled with never-before-seen deleted scenes, extended scenes, featurettes and more.  Also featuring exclusive memorabilia (prop reproductions and artifacts) from the motion pictures, the must-own “Marvel’s Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Collection” will verify owners status as the world’s greatest authority on the Marvel Super Hero mythos!

Collection: “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Limited Edition Collection” includes the following:

·       “Marvel’s The Avengers” film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)

·       “Captain America: The First Avenger” film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)

·       “Thor” film (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)

·       “Iron Man 2” film (Blu-ray)

·       “The Incredible Hulk” film (Blu-ray)

·       “Iron Man” film (Blu-ray)

 

Top-secret Bonus Disc:   “The Phase One Archives” (Blu-ray) includes:

·       “And Then Shawarma After” featurette

·       New deleted scenes, animatics and more from each film

·       Collectible packaging with memorabilia from the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

 

NEW BONUS MATERIAL – JUST ADDED - Exclusive inside look at Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and other films from Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Suggested Retail Price:                    $219.00 U.S. / $239.00 Canada

 

For More Information:   www.AvengersAssembled.com

Captain America 2 Holds Cleveland Casting Calls

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The Greater Cleveland Film Commission has posted a casting call for extras for the upcoming Marvel film Captain America: The Winter Soldier:

MARVEL FEATURE FILM CASTING CALL

  • PAID extras for Cleveland scenes filming April & May 2013
  • Casting call Friday April 19th & Saturday April 20th
  • 10am-3pm NO EARLY LINE-UPS PLS!
  • Ages 18 & over only. If your children 9 & over are interested in being extras parents please bring CURRENT, casual snapshot.
  • NO minors at casting call please!
  • Please bring a pen for application, photos will be taken at no charge! (Business attire preferred, please be well groomed for picture!)

Metro Campus Cuyahoga Community College Bldg. UTC/Room 229 2415 Woodland Ave. Cleveland 44115

**NO phone calls please!**

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you all & having you be apart of filming!

~ Maryellen Aviano
Marvel Casting Coordinator

Marvel at SDCC 2013 with Captain America 2, Thor 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy?

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Although there has been speculation as to whether or not Marvel Studios will participate in this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego with parent company Disney’s D23 Expo set for August this year, elmayimbe from Latino Review says they will indeed be putting on a presentation in Hall H come July 20:

Want a Walk-On Role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

November 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else, Movies, Top Stories

Captain America The Winter Soldier

The Friends of Toluca Baseball have somehow managed to secure the rights to award 2 walk-on roles in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Winners will also get to tour the set and meet the cast of the upcoming Marvel Studios’ sequel.

These non-speaking roles are being auctioned off through Charitybuzz. The current bid is $1,600, but there are 19 days left to bid.

Marvel Announces Signing and Booth Schedules for NYCC 2012

Marvel NYCC

Via Marvel.com:

NYCC 2012: Signing & Booth Schedule

Find out about the awesome events at the Marvel booth and who will be there!

Get excited, True Believers! Marvel returns to New York Comic Con, along with the hottest creators in the industry! For four days at the Marvel Booth (#1838), fans will be able to enjoy tons of events, signings, and awesome on-stage events that will make New York Comic Con 2012 truly memorable! Be sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (#1838) for your chance to get in on the exclusive Marvel fun!

The Marvel Booth (#1838) is your one-stop shop for excitement, entertainment, and prizes at the convention! Tons of great giveaways, costume contests, live games shows, and exclusive Marvel video game demos await you!

And that’s not all because, we have an all-star cast of your favorite Marvel creators who will be at the booth signing all weekend long! Swing by and visit Marvel icons including none other than Dan Slott, Jeph Loeb, Kieron Gillen, Greg Pak, and many, many more!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

Marvel Booth NYCC

Marvel Signing NYCC

Marvel Will Have All-New Exclusives for Sale at NYCC 2012

Via Marvel.com:

Marvel Celebrates New York Comic Con With Exclusive Items

Limited-edition items created exclusively for New York Comic Con will be on sale at Booth #1838!

Marvel is bringing the biggest creators and announcements to this year’s New York Comic Con (Oct. 11-14), but there’s a surprise: this year, all-new, exclusive Marvel items will be for sale only at the Marvel booth (#1838)!

Marvel and New York City have always shared a special relationship. And, in celebration of New York Comic Con, Marvel has designed a small number of exclusive products specifically for this show. These items have been produced in limited quantities and will only be available for purchase* at the Marvel booth (#1838) while supplies last. This is your only chance to own these once-in-a-lifetime souvenirs straight from the House of Ideas!
Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 ‘Battle of New York’ T-Shirt
(Price: $20.00 each, Sizes S-XXL)
I Survived New York
We know you saw and loved “Marvel’s The Avengers” blockbuster film, but now you can show the world you survived the big screen super hero battle that still has your jaws on the floor! Available in sizes S-XXL (while supplies last), this limited-edition t-shirt featuring art by Matt Ferguson lets your friends know that you were there when the Avengers assembled for the first time and that you did Survive The Battle Of New York. You can purchase this t-shirt exclusively at the Marvel booth (#1838), but sizes will go quickly!
Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 ‘Avengers Album’ T-Shirt
(Price: $20.00 each, Sizes S-XXL)
Avengers T-Shirt
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have assembled to save the world…and record a hit single? That’s the case in this all-new, limited-edition t-shirt featuring art by Joey Spiotto and available in sizes S-XXL (while supplies last). If you’ve ever wanted to bust a move to an Avengers’ hit single or dance like the Hulk, this is the shirt for you, available only at the Marvel booth (#1838)!
Marvel Exclusive Avengers VS. X-Men #12 – NYCC 2012 Avengers Variant
(Price: $10.00 each)
AvX NYCC
The conclusion to this year’s biggest comic book event is here and features a special variant cover by superstar FANTASTIC FOUR artist Ryan Stegman. There’s no better way to show your allegiance for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes than to purchase the limited-edition AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 – NYCC 2012 Avengers Variant at the Marvel booth (#1838).
Marvel Exclusive Avengers VS. X-Men #12 – NYCC 2012 X-Men Variant
(Price: $10.00 each)
AvX X-Men
Also, the Marvel booth will feature a special variant cover by superstar ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES artist Billy Tan. Tired of being hated and feared by a world you’re sworn to protect? Then you better show your support for the X-Men by purchasing the limited-edition AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 – NYCC 2012 X-Men Variant at the Marvel booth (#1838).

Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 Rocket Raccoon Mug by Joe Quesada
(Price: $12.00 each)
Guardians of the Galaxy mug
Everyone wants a good cup o’ joe, but some mornings you just need a drink that’s out of this world! Get ready to protect the Marvel Universe with this limited-edition coffee mug featuring Guardians of the Galaxy favorite Rocket Raccoon, as depicted by Marvel Chief Creative Officer & superstar artist, Joe Quesada, in an all-new piece of art!

Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 Spider-Man Lithograph
(Price: $10.00 each)
Celebrate the World’s Greatest Super Hero with this limited-edition lithograph featuring a top secret piece of art by one of Marvel’s superstar artists. There’s never been a bigger year for the Spider-Man and this is your chance to own an exclusive piece of commemorative memorabilia! This litho will have a very limited production, so swing on over to the Marvel booth (#1838) and get one now, before they are completely sold out!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along with the Marvel Events App and at events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

*Please Note that only Credit Cards will be accepted for purchase and taxes will be charged for applicable items

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