Scene on the Web Weekly: March 11-17, 2013

MegaCon preparations are underway, Stephen Wacker talks about nipples, and reports come in for the Toronto Comicon and more.


Scene on the Web Weekly: March 11-17, 2013

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MegaCon 2013 – PaperFilms crew and schedule. | PaperFilmsHey gang! Going to be in the Orlando area this weekend March 15th – 17th? Well, why not swing by the MegaCon at the Orlando County Convention Center to say hello to some of the PaperFilm gang. In attendance from the crew will be: The crew will be on hand to do signings, chat, selling sketchbooks, artwork and books.
AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON is excited to welcome @Remender and @GerryDuggan on June 14-15-16 at South Point-Uncanny Avengers, Cap, deadpoolJimmySJay
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con!San Diego’s Comic-Con International will have some competition this summer, thanks to a new comic book and fantasy convention heading to Las Vegas in June. The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con will be held June 14-16 at South Point Hotel and Casino, featuring a slate of guest speakers, exhibitors and comics-centric programming geared towards hardcore fans and casual enthusiasts alike.
Toronto ComiCon 2013: Day 2 in Photos – The Arts SceneDay 2 of the Toronto ComiCon brought as much excitement as day 1, attended by hundreds of fans from across the city and province. We got a chance to see new costumes, catch up with a ton of vendors and attend great events as well.
Toronto ComiCon: Tales of Poutine and Bacon Donutsby Amy Chu Toronto ComiCon this past weekend was my first convention experience in Canada and a very positive one. Organized by FanExpo, it is much smaller than the massive Fan Expo in August.
Hundreds turn out for Comic-Con in FargoFARGO, N.D. (AP) — Captain America, the Joker and a human-sized puppy were among the cast of characters who turned out Saturday in Fargo for the annual Comic-Con event. More than 500 people are estimated to have turned out for the third annual event that celebrates comic books and pop culture.
Emerald City Comic Con 2013 Cosplay in PicturesEarlier today, I received an email from a reader asking if it would be possible to post some cosplay pictures of this year’s edition of Emerald City Comic C
The Comics ReporterBy Tom Spurgeon Additional Reporting And Coverage ByJen Vaughn What follows are several observations from a weekend spent at the Emerald City Comicon in beautiful downtown Seattle, Washington. This is going up on a Sunday because my site has been a disaster on the server end recently and I haven’t been able to get on here to finish it up before now.
The Superman Super Site – March 11, 2013: Brandon Routh Attending Dallas Comic-Con’Superman Returns’ star Brandon Routh has been added to the list of celebrity guests at this year’s Dallas Comic-Con in Dallas, TX which takes place May 17th – 19th at the Irving Convention Center.
In pictures: Superpowers not included: Fans come out to Comic ConFans dressed up as their favourite super heroes and comic book characters at Comic Con in Toronto on March 10, 2013.
Slideshow: the biggest stars and best costumes from Toronto ComiCon 2013 |Thousands of fans of all stripes- Star Trek, Batman, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Evil Dead-descended upon Toronto ComiCon this weekend to take photos with their idols, purchase memorabilia and gawp at the superfans who arrive each year in full costume.
ECCC Gets Jesse Jamesed – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsI usually don’t think of a Convention until a couple weeks out. Usually, I’m looking to see what the weather is going to be like so I know what type of clothes I need to wear. However, there is one Con I think of constantly throughout the year.
Nine Possible Chances For You To See Allen Bellman In 2013!
Cosplay Skinned Joker Face Mask. From the DC Comics Death of the Family. Not Arkham City New 52 – $175.00 USDetsy.com
At its core, a comic editor’s job is to find the nipple that your artist has hidden somewhere in the book and erase it.Stephen Wacker
Just to be totally clear. I did not say there was not going to ever be a stand alone Hulk film. I said there wasn’t one in the works now.Mark Ruffalo
Mike and Laura Allred’s home ransacked, computers stolen – Robot 6 @ Comic Book ResourcesMike and Laura Allred’s home ransacked, computers stolen FF artist Michael Allred and colorist Laura Allred returned this morning from a trip to Arizona to find their home near Eugene, Oregon, burglarized. "Just home from Arizona to met by cops," Michael Allred wrote this afternoon on Twitter. "Our house has been broken into.
Toronto ComiCon 2013: Day 1 in Photos – The Arts SceneDay 1 of the 2013 Toronto ComiCon came and went but the awesome moments can never be forgotten! The Arts Scene was on deck to capture all…

Hero Initiative Heading to MegaCon with Whilce Portacio

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative at MegaCon With special Guest Whilce Portacio

Dollar days and Uno’s Chicago Grill Helps Out!

HI MegaCon UnoLos Angeles (March 7, 2013) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, will be adding to the craziness at the Orlando MegaCon, March 15th-17th, at the Orange County Convention Center Hall D, located at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, Fla.

And you heard right—Whilce Portacio, the artist of X-Men and Non-Humans, will be anchoring our booth #531 all weekend to help raise money for Hero Initiative. Make sure you do not miss out!

In addition, artists across the floor will be raising money for Hero all weekend. Generously donate $1 per signature and it’s a win- win all weekend to help raise money for our worthy cause! Check out participating creators John Beatty, Mike Choi, Amanda Conner, Steve Epting, Dave Johnson, Mike McKone, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mike Perkins, Brian Pulido, Alex Saviuk, Gail Simone, Frank Tieri, Tim Townsend, Billy Tucci and Mark Waid!

Hungry after the con?  Make it over to participating Uno’s Chicago Grills and show your MegaCon badge or wristband, and 20% of your bill gets donated BACK to Hero Initiative by Uno’s!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visitwww.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Stanley the Snowman Coloring Contest Returns for MegaCon 2013

MegaCon 2013 Coloring Contest

Press Release:

Stanley the Snowman Coloring Contest Returns for MegaCon 2013

Stanley the Snowman Coloring Contest is back at MegaCon this year. However this year we have joined forces with Derrick Fish and his awesome creation The Wellkeeper!

There will be two age groups 1-6, 7-12 with first, second, third place winners! Again like past years we will have industry professionals judging for the winners!

If interested, visit the link Megacon 2013 Coloring Contest to download the coloring contest sheet!

You can drop them off with Derrick Fish or Austin Janowsky. Our tables are Lime Green 26 or Yellow 7 in Artist Alley.

Looking forward to seeing you at Megacon!

Stan Lee Taking a “small break from doing convention appearances,” Cancels for MegaCon 2013

Stan Lee

According to MegaCon’s Facebook page, Stan Lee has canceled his appearance at the 2013 convention and “is taking a small break from doing convention appearances.”

Scene on the Web Weekly: November 16 – December 2, 2012

Lots more goodies for you this week with updates on the New Orleans Comic Con, MegaCon, and more.


Scene on the Web Weekly: November 16 – December 2, 2012

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Help wanted: IDW looking for new marketing helpIDW’s Chloe Zuanich is heading back to her native Peru for a while, and so they are looking for a new person for the marketing department: "IDW is actively seeking discussions with Comics Marketing and PR professionals.
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Star Wars ‘Shoot-A-Trooper’ in King of Prussia PA!Patience Tew
Danielle Harris has canceled her appearance at MegaCon 2013.Christine Alger
LARRY NEMECEK (The Con of Wrath, TNG Companion, Trekland: On Speaker) Just added to the 2013 MegaCon special guest list.Christine Alger
Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 & @SirPatStew are joining the cast of #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast #magneto #professorX More to come…Bryan Singer
The Reality of Mainstream Creator-Owned Comics | Zub TalesI’m absolutely thrilled to be working in comics. I’m even happier that one of my major projects right now is a creator-owned comic series I have control of. Writing/Creating Skullkickers and being published by Image Comics is a thrill and an honor. I want to make sure that’s all up front and very clear.
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Tomodachi Fest 2012 -with the Fine Young Deviants!amugabbygirl
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NC Comicon Sets Attendance Records | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsThe North Carolina Comicon was told, "No more" after only two hours into their show. Run by North Carolina’s Ultimate Comics retailer, Alan Gill, the show saw attendance of over 4,500 people in only its 3rd year and quickly maxed out capacity.
Remember, @WizardWorld New Orleans opens at 4:00 pm, friday, November 30, and JESUS SAIZ and I will be there at opening already! See you!!!davidmacho
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This coming weekend is Wizard World New Orleans! Looks like I’ll be getting autographs from Michael Rooker (especially on JFK!) and Michael Madsen (Especially on Kill Bill!) <br> Hope to see you there!Ethan Daniel Van Sciver
Babylon 5′s Michael O’Hare and Marc B. Lee with STARFLEET.fedconusa
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MegaCon 2013 Adds Wil Wheaton, Ed McGuinness, Mark Bagley, Frank Cho, Mike Perkins, and More

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Press Release:

ORLANDO MEGACON ADDS WIL WHEATON TO ITS ALREADY SPECTACULAR LINEUP!!

MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event make new additions to its already spectacular lineup. MegaCon will take place March 15th – 17th, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Megacon is happy to add to its comic guest list: Ed McGuinness, Mark Bagley, Frank Cho, Bob Layton, Mike Perkins and Michael Lark

Other comic book guests include:

Neal Adams, Mark Waid, Chris Claremont, Mike Choi, Andrew Robinson, Steve Epting, Andy Price, Doug Sneyd, Jose Delbo, Matteo Scalera, Steve McNiven, Michael Atiyeh, Jimmy Cheung, George Pérez, Gail Simone, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Brian Pulido, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Billy Tucci, Georges Jeanty, Tim Townsend and Craig Boldman

MegaCon is happy to include:

Star Trek:TNG’s “Wesley Crusher” Wil Wheaton

Lexx’s “Giggerota” Ellen Dubin

Farscape’s “Chiana” Gig Edgley

Voice Actors:

Tara Strong – My Little Pony

John DiMaggio – Futurama

DC Douglas – Mass Effect 2-3

Joel McDonald – Panty & Stocking

Cristina Vee – Modoka Magica

Other Media guests include:

Harry Potter’s “Fred & George Weasley”: James and Oliver Phelps

Star Trek:TNG cast members; Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn and John DeLancie, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Dean Cain, Battle Star Galactica’s “Saul Tigh”: Michael Hogan, Star Wars: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch, Incredible Hulk: Lou Ferrigno, Teen Wolf, Slingblade, F Troop: James Hampton, Ghost Hunters’ International: Paul Bradford, Scott Tepperman

Back by popular demand Frenchy and the Punk plus new to MegaCon The Ken Spivey Band

Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, RPG, LARP, card and miniature gaming events, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, Speed Dating, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

 

MegaCon 2013

Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, Florida

March 15th – 17th, 2013

Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

MegaCon Adds to 2013 Guest List with Gates McFadden, Michael Hogan, Chris Claremont, Steve McNiven, Etc.

Gates McFadden

Press Release:

ORLANDO MEGACON’S GUEST LIST JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!!

MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to make its initial announcement of guests. MegaCon will take place March 15th – 17th, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Megacon is happy to add to its comic guest list: Chris Claremont, Mike Choi, Andrew Robinson, Doug Sneyd, Jose Delbo, Matteo Scalera, Steve McNiven, Michael Atiyeh, Jimmy Cheung and George Pérez

Other comic book guests include:
Neal Adams, Mark Waid, Gail Simone, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Brian Pulido, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Billy Tucci, Georges Jeanty, Tim Townsend and Craig Boldman

Many more to be included!

MegaCon is happy to include:
Star Trek:TNG’s “Dr.Crusher”: Gates McFadden
Battlestar Galactica’s “Saul Tigh”: Michael Hogan
Teen Wolf, Slingblade, F Troop: James Hampton

Other Media guests include:
Star Trek:TNG cast members; Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn and John DeLancie
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Dean Cain
Star Wars: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch
Incredible Hulk: Lou Ferrigno
Ghost Hunters’ International: Paul Bradford, Scott Tepperman

Many more to be included!

Back by popular demand Frenchy and the Punk plus new to MegaCon The Ken Spivey Band

Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, RPG gaming events, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

MegaCon 2013
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
March 15th – 17th, 2013
Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

MegaCon Initial Guest Lineup for 2013 Includes Neal Adams, Patrick Stewart, and Dean Cain

MegaCon 2013

Press Release:

ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2013 GUEST LINEUP

MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to make its initial announcement of guests. MegaCon will take place March 15th – 17th, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Megacon is happy to announce a first time appearance by comic book legend Neal Adams.

Other comic book guests include:
Mark Waid, Gail Simone, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Brian Pulido, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Billy Tucci, Georges Jeanty, Tim Townsend and Craig Boldman

Many more to be included!

MegaCon is also proud to announce the first time appearance of Patrick Stewart from the TV series Star Trek: TNG and Dean Cain from Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Other Media guests include:
Star Trek: TNG cast members; Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn and John DeLancie.
Star Wars: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch
Incredible Hulk: Lou Ferrigno
Ghost Hunters’ International: Paul Bradford, Scott Tepperman

Many more to be included!

Musical events to be announced

Other events include: children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, RPG gaming events, anime events, LAN room, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

MegaCon 2013
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
March 15th – 17th, 2013
Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

Hero Initiative Hits MegaCon 2012 with George Perez and More

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Top Stories

Hero Initiative MegaCon 2012

Press Release:

HERO INITIATIVE HITS 2012 ORLANDO MEGACON

George Pérez, original covers and top costumers are among the highlights

Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2012) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, will be adding to the craziness at the Orlando MegaCon, February 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center located at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, Fla.

When you purchase your tickets for this amazing weekend, make sure you “Become the Hero!” and make a small donation to our cause. Down at the bottom of the page where it mentions, “Please support the Hero Initiative,” you can add in $1, $5 or $10 as you buy your tickets. Please purchase your tickets at: http://megaconvention.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=57024

When you get to the convention, make sure you get your picture taken with the Hero Initiative costumers just inside the D1 lobby doors. These peeps know their stuff, and they’re some of the top costumers in the nation.

The one and only George Pérez will be at the Hero booth all weekend, located at #531. Make sure to get your sketches and signatures from George here! And while you’re waiting, you’ll have the first chance to see the NEW Fantastic Four #600 original covers, our newest “100 covers” project!

Art lovers will NOT want to miss the FINAL leg of Hero’s original JLA cover auctions! The last 34 covers go up on the block Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 PM in Room 240c. Be there!

And to top off your weekend, the Geeks of Comedy are there to tickle your funny bone. Check out their great comedy show Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 PM in Room 221B&E.

Hero Initiative’s booth schedule, booth #531:

Friday, Feb. 17 (con hours 12-7)
All day: George Pérez
130-230: Nelson DeCastro

300-345: “100 JLA” book signing with Cully Hamner, Dan Jurgens, George Pérez, Mike Perkins, Alex Saviuk, Billy Tucci

 

Saturday, Feb. 18 (con hours 10-6)

All day: George Pérez

1030-1230: Allen Bellman

1240-130: Tim Sale

130-230: Phil Hester

 

Sunday, Feb. 19 (con hours 10-5)

All day: George Pérez

1130-1230: Darwyn Cooke

1230-130: Nelson DeCastro

130-230: Phil Hester

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Nerd Nation Podcast to Spotlight Indy Creators at MegaCon 2012

January 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Florida

Nerd Nation

Press Release:

NERD NATION PODCAST TO SPOTLIGHT INDY CREATORS AT MEGACON!
Hero Initiative to appear

February 18th, 2012
The Nerd Nation Podcast will be hosting an Artists Alley Spotlight Panel at this years Megacon Convention. The focus will be on creating comics on a budget, the steps to take in putting together a team, and the creators books themselves.

The panel will break the mold of panels, stressing interactivity between the panelists and the audience, including one on one time with the creators. There will be a fan VS Indy creators trivia contest with dozens of prizes.

The panelists are….

Derrick Fish
www.thewellkeeper.com

Kate Carleton
www.naughtybicycle.com

Martin Pierro
www.cosmictimes.net

Mike Wagganer
www.mikewagganer.com

James Whynot
www.cosmictimes.net

The first 50 attendees will also recieve a Nerd Nation Swag Bag featuring promotional material from Megacon vendors and artists. The Hero Initiative will also be present to discuss the good work that they do and to give out information about the charity.The panel will be Saturday, February 18th at 6:30 PM in Hall 221 C.

Megacon is from February 17th-19Th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The Nerd Nation podcast goes live every Thursday 9:30 Pm EST on
www.blogtalkradio.com/nerdnation. They can also be downloaded on Itunes and seen at www.investcomics.com/nerd-nation

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