COMIC CON REVOLUTION – THE INLAND EMPIRE’S FIRST FULL SCALE COMIC CON
COMPLETE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Programming Highlights Include, The Psychology of Batman, John Carpenter’s The Thing 35th Anniversary Art Book, How To Create Characters and Write Super Stories, LARP 101: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and so much more!
New York, NY April 26, 2017 – Comic Con Revolution (CCR) The Inland Empire’s first full scale Comic Con will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario California. With CCR only a few weeks away, Atomic Crush Events is proud to announce the show’s full programming slate is on ComicConRevolution.com for attendees to view.
Programming Highlights include:
#GenerationRevolution: Animators Day Off – What do artists and writers do when they aren’t working on your favorite animated projects from film, TV, and video games? From comic books, children’s books, even novels; what creative people do as a side job and for fun will amaze you. Join Mike Morris (Ducktales 2017), Mike Collins (Mr. Peabody and Sherman), Steven E Gordon (X-Men Evolution), Aaron Long (Bojack Horseman), Rachel Reed (Rockstar Games) and Anne Walker Farrell (Bojack Horseman).
The Psychology of Batman – Join Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, as they bring their hit podcast, The Arkham Sessions, to Comic Con Revolution! Using episodes of the iconic ’90s cartoon Batman: The Animated Series, The Arkham Sessions dishes out real knowledge about mental health and mental illness, as they analyze Batman and his infamous Rogues Gallery. Alongside special guest Livio Ramondelli (IDW’s Transformers), this very special panel will take a look at the fan favorite episode “”Over the Edge.””
John Carpenter’s “The Thing” 35th Anniversary Art Book – Filled with art inspired by the film. Join special guests Tim Bradstreet, Cat Staggs, and Stormking Productions’ Sandy King Carpenter as they take a look at some of the art being seen for the first time ever, and talk about their memories of watching John Carpenter’s The Thing. Oh, and did we mention The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? Filmmaker and Slayer: Repentless comic book writer Jon Schnepp is hosting?
How To Create Characters and Write Super Stories Do you want to create your own characters and write and draw their amazing adventures? Come join Super Siblings and Pandamonium cartoonist Patrick Scullin as he teaches how to make original picture books. Bring your imagination and some drawing supplies and Patrick will guide you through the steps of creating a story and putting it to paper. No drawing experience is required for this family friendly session.
LARP 101: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” This panel is for anyone interested in what LARP (Live Action Role Playing) is and how it is played/how to get into LARPing.
“The support we have received from not only the comic community but from the Inland Empire itself has been overwhelming,” said Atomic Crush Events co-founder Drew Seldin. “Putting together an event you can be proud of takes hard work but it also requires that those around you believe in what you are doing as much as you do.”
Guests currently scheduled to appear include Orion Acaba, Karl Altstaetter, Chris Bachalo, Anjali Bhimani, Tim Bradstreet, Sandy King Carpenter, Marty Casaus, Feodor Chin, Matthew Clark, Mike Collins, Neo Edmund, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Derek Fridolfs, Joel Gomez, Steven Gordon, Travis Hanson, Matt Hawkins, Ray-Anthony Height, Dennis Hopeless, Doug Jung, Scott Koblish, Mike Kunkel, Hope Larson, Dr. Andrea Letamendi, Livesay, Scott Lobdell, Pamela Lovas, Ron Marz, Raychul Moore, Mike Morris, Bill Moseley, Todd Nauck, David Naughton, Carla Perez, Karlee Perez, Josh Petersdorf, Whilce Portacio, Livio Ramondelli, Norm Rapmund, Paolo Rivera, Joe Rubinstein, Jon Schnepp, Patrick Scullin, Beth Sotelo, Cat Staggs, Art Thibert, Koi Turnbull, Gus Vazquez, Vivid Vidka, Dave Wagner, Tommy Walker, Brian Ward
Information about Comic Con Revolution is available at www.comicconrevolution.com
About Comic Con Revolution
Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles. We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts. At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves. The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love. Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible. We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike. Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.
About Atomic Crush Events
Atomic Crush Events is an event consultation and management company that was founded on experience and innovation. Bringing together expertise in event management, marketing, sales and business development to create a unique team that can analyze and identify the best course of action when developing a live event. Our philosophy is simple – create the best experience possible for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.
More information is available at www.atomiccrushevents.com
Rob Liefeld (Youngblood, Deadpool, X-Force) celebrates the 25th anniversary of Extreme Studios at Big Red Comics on Thursday March 30, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM! Details at the link…
Artists Scheduled to Appear include:
- Jeff Matsuda – Extreme’s New Men/Kaboom – Producer and director of The Batman animated series, Jackie Chan Adventures and Wolverine for Marvel animation.
Dan Fraga – Extreme’s Brigade, Bloodstrike – Senior Producer/Director for Mattel’s Max Steele, Monster High, Ricky Gervais Show
- Andy Park – Extreme’s Avengelyne – Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War, Ant–Man, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
- Shannon Denton – Extreme’s Youngblood, Brigade – Producer of Con Man, writer on Justice League Action, Ben 10, Avengers animated series.
- Chap Yaep – Extreme’s Youngblood, Warchild – Producer/director on Ben 10
- Todd Nauck – Extreme’s New Men– Marvel’s X-Men, Deadpool, DC’s Young Justice
- Marat Mychaels – Extreme’s Brigade– Marvel’s Deadpool Corps.
- Norm Rapmund – Extreme’s Brigade – DC Comics Teen Titans, Flash
- Art Thibert – Extreme’s Brigade – DC Comics Superman, Batman
- Danny Miki – Extreme’s Youngblood, Bloodstrike, – DC Comics Batman.
- Matt Hawkins – Extreme’s Avengelyne – Top Cow’s Think Tank, Postal
- Dan Panosian – Extreme’s Prophet – Marvel’s X-Men, Logan
- Karl Altstaetter – Extreme’s Bloodstrike, – Senior Designer Mattel Toys, Mirror
Big Red Comics
162 N Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866
Writer Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Aphrodite IX, Dante) appears at Comic Book Hideout on Wednesday, March
8, 15th 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM!
Comic Book Hideout
215 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Writer Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Aphrodite IX, Dante) appears at The Dreaming Comics on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM!
The Dreaming Comics & Games
5226 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105
Writer Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Aphrodite IX) appears at Comickaze on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM to sign the first issue of Image/Top Cow’s DANTE.
2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Writers Brian K. Vaughan, Joe Casey, Steven T. Seagle, and Matt Hawkins appear at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, February 1st at 6:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Writer Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Aphrodite IX) appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to sign the first issue of Image/Top Cow’s DANTE.
The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230
Writer Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Aphrodite IX), artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys, Happy! & many more) and *JUST ADDED* Image co-founder Marc Silvestri (CyberForce, The Darkness) appear at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday February 1st from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign DANTE and celebrate Image Comics‘ 25th anniversary.
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
- Circuit Breaker #1 WonderCon Variant by Kevin McCarthy and Kyle Baker, cover by Kyle Baker ($10)
- Tokyo Ghost HC Convention Variant by Rick Remender and Sean Gordon Murphy, cover by Sean Gordon Murphy ($35)
PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Creativity, Friday, 3/25/16, 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 403AB
The sky’s the limit with comics, as Joe Harris (SNOWFALL), Keenan Marshall Keller (THE HUMANS), Brian Schirmer (BLACK JACK KETCHUM), Jimmie Robinson (POWER LINES), and Brian Haberlin (FASTER THAN LIGHT) know very well. New creativity has been crucial to the success of comics and drives the most compelling stories out there. In this panel, we’ll discuss the importance of creativity and resonant ideas when creating comics. There’s no story that comics can’t handle, so don’t be afraid to go deep or weird or both.
Top Cow Productions: From Then to Now, Saturday, 3/26/16, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 515B
Founded by Marc Silvestri in 1992, Top Cow Productions soon made its name as the publisher of hit comics like Witchblade, The Darkness, and Cyberforce. The series stood the test of time, spawning a whole multimedia empire. Sit down with Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins (COO of Top Cow Productions), and Bryan Hill (Story Editor) for an exclusive look at where Top Cow has been and where it’s going next.
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Craft, Saturday, 3/26/16, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 403AB
Ed Brubaker (THE FADE OUT), Kurtis Wiebe (RAT QUEENS), Tom Neely (THE HUMANS), Greg Hinkle (AIRBOY), and Malachi Ward (ISLAND) all bring one important thing to their work: a very, very high level of craft. Craft is what makes comics go—it makes for beautiful art, clever writing, and amazing storytelling. Craft is a product of talent, hard work, and experience—if you want to know what it takes, come listen to the best.
SIGNINGS HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1802):
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH
12:00 – 12:45 PM Greg Hinkle
1:00 – 1:45 PM Ed Brubaker, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jimmie Robinson
3:00 – 3:45 PM Brian Haberlin
4:00 – 4:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
5:00 – 5:45 PM Dustin Nguyen
6:00 – 6:45 PM Joe Harris
SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH
10:00 – 10:45 AM Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel
11:00 – 11:45 AM Joe Harris
12:00 – 12:45 PM Malachi Ward
1:00 – 1:45 PM Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
3:00 – 3:45 PM Sina Grace
4:00 – 4:45 PM Ed Brubaker, ticketed
5:00 – 5:45 PM Brian Schirmer
6:00 – 6:45 PM Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller
SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH
11:00 – 11:45 AM Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
12:00 – 12:45 PM Brian Schirmer
1:00 – 1:45 PM Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller
2:00 – 2:45 PM Sina Grace, Amber Benson, Daniel Freedman, ticketed
3:00 – 3:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
Meet creator/writer Matt Hawkins, who will be visiting BOTH Comic Bug locations on the premiere day and handing out FREE copies of SYMMETRY #1. Matt has created many great works, POSTAL and THINK TANK being some of his most recent. He says that SYMMETRY is some of his best work yet and wants to make sure each and every one of you has an opportunity to see for yourself!
Matt will be at our Culver City location (4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then at our Manhattan Beach shop from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Come get a free copy of SYMMETRY!
Utopia is here. Hunger, sickness, work…all relics of a long forgotten past. For the greater good of the human species, all individuality, creativity, and negative emotions have been genetically bred out and medically suppressed. The population is limited to segregated areas where people lead long lives of leisure, games, and socializing. Only one man and one woman seem to notice, care, or think differently. Once they find each other, their relationship sparks a revolution…but will their love cause the salvation or destruction of mankind?
The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266