Great Philadelphia Comic Con Announces 2017 Guests

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Press Release:

Come and ‘Get UR Geek On!’ at the largest independently run Pop Culture Convention in PA! With over 150,000 Sq ft of show, there is something for everyone! Dozens of Artists, Vendors, Media and Cosplay Guests and Events, including: Panels Gaming Contests Door Prizes Film + TV Screening Events And Much More! Guests include:

Marina Sirtis
Born to Greek parents who did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, she worked in musical theater, repertory and television. In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, California. For six months, she auditioned for parts but was unsuccessful. Just before she planned to go back home, she got the part of Counselor Deanna Troi in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.

Bruce Boxleitner
As one of Hollywood’s leading men, Bruce Boxleitner has starred in a major motion picture franchise, numerous feature films, several popular television series, produced a major network film and TV series, performed on Broadway, and authored two science fiction novels.

John Wesley Shipp
John played Barry Allen aka The Flash in the CBS sci-fi adventure series “The Flash” (1990-1991), he then went on to play on the WB’s hit drama “Dawson’s Creek,” as Dawson’s dreamer dad Mitch Leery. Most recently he has returned to sci-fi by playing Henry Allen, the father of Barry Allen on the hit CW show “The Flash”.

Mike Zeck
Mike’s comics series and covers have influenced generations of artists, and one would have to argue which of Mike’s series has been the most influential, or most deeply embossed in our pop culture.

Zeck’s groundbreaking six part story “Kraven’s Last Hunt,” with J.M. Dematteis and Bob McLeod is the definitive Kraven the Hunter story and took the Spider-Man character to a whole new level, and has been touted by readers as the “Greatest Spider-Man story of all time,” in recent polls.

His work with writer Steven Grant on the Punisher Limited Series–collected as “Circle of Blood”—set the standard for the look and feel of the character and propelled the Punisher to flagship character status at Marvel. Along with air-brush artist Phil Zimelman, Mike has created some of the most recognizable painted images of the Punisher.

The 12-issue Series “Secret Wars,” was a monumental success, and Zeck’s design for Spider-Man’s black costume is still recognizable and indelible to this day. Spider-Man wore the costume temporarily, and it still lives on in the form of the super-villain, Venom.

Zeck’s work has also graced the pages and covers of “Captain America,” “Master of Kung Fu,” “Aquaman,” “Batman,” “Legends of the DC Universe,” “Green Lantern,” “G.I. Joe,” “G.I. Joe: Special Missions,” “Lobo,” “Deathstroke The Terminator,” “The Eliminator,” “Damned” and many other titles

Jim Shooter
A United States writer, occasional fill-in artist, editor, and publisher for various comic books. Shooter began selling stories to DC Comics for their Legion of Super-Heroes title when he was only 13. He eventually succeeded Archie Goodwin to become the controversial ninth editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics from 1978 to 1987.

After leaving Marvel, he fronted an effort to purchase the floundering publisher from its corporate ownership, losing out at the last minute to Ronald Perelman’s slightly higher bid. He then founded a new company, Voyager Communications, which published comics under the Valiant Comics banner.

Jim will be appearing Friday and Saturday Only!

Michael Golden
Michael Golden is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his late-1970s work on Marvel Comics’ The Micronauts, as well as his co-creation of the characters Rogue and Bucky O’Hare. His work is known to have influenced the style of artist Arthur Adams.

Ty Templeton
Ty has worked on titles for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Bongo Comics, and Moonstone Books, including Batman Adventures, The Simpsons and many others. He also created his own graphic novel, Bigg Time, published by DC Comics’ mature readers imprint, Vertigo.

He was recently editor of an independent Canadian comic company, Mr. Comics. Recent work includes writing and drawing stories for DC’s Batman 66, based on the 1960s television series. He teaches classes in comic book writing and drawing, known as “Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Boot Camp”.

Graham Nolan
Okay, here’s the truth in a nutshell… he grew up between Long Beach, NY and Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Went 2 years to the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, couldn’t afford to graduate. Started working in advertising waiting for big break in comics.

Break came at DC Comics when one of his teachers, Sal Amendola, who was the talent coordinator there, bought two of his school assignments to run in “New Talent Showcase.”

Started picking up more assignments from DC, Marvel and Eclipse Comics eventually leading to a 6 year run illustrating Batman in “Detective Comics” and co-creating the villain, Bane. In 1998 he wrote, illustrated and self-published, “Monster Island.”

Bob Camp
Bob started his animation career as a designer for animated series such as ThunderCats, Silverhawks, TigerSharks, and several other series produced by Rankin/Bass. He then worked as a designer on The Real Ghostbusters for DiC, and later as a storyboard artist on Tiny Toon Adventures for Warner Bros. Television. He was a co-founder of and director for Spümcø, the animation studio that created The Ren & Stimpy Show.

JK Woodward
J.K. Woodward started his professional comics career in 2003 when he collaborated with A. David Lewis on the indie comic Mortal Coils. When Peter David was re-launching his creator owned series Fallen Angel at IDW, James was a natural choice for Peter’s dark world of magic, violence and redemption. His last sequential art project was the Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover, Assimilation 2 and he is currently handling the art for Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever.

Wil Traval
Wil can currently be seen as ‘Will Simpson’ on the Netflix original series Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” and will play DC character ‘Human Target’ in the upcoming season of CW’s “Arrow” Wil is a dynamic actor who has had a successful career both in the US and in his native Australia. He has guest starred in several other series including ABC’s hit “Once Upon A Time” as Sheriff of Nottingham.

Bryce Papenbrook
Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.

Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Eren in Attack on Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online & Sword Art Online II, Shirou Emiya in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Meliodas in The Seven Deadly Sins, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Red in Pokémon Origins, Machina Kunagiri in Final Fantasy Type-0, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!! & Durarara!! X2, just to name a few.

Visit www.philadelphiacomiccon.com for further information and tickets! RSVP on Facebook!

North Texas Comic Book Show (January 2017)

North Texas Comic Book Show January 2017 in Dallas

Convention Name
January 2017 North Texas Comic Book Show w/ Wolfman & Perez
Convention Website Address
http://www.comicbooksdallas.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/28/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/29/2017
About This Convention
Dallas comic book show held at Fair Park in Dallas on January 28th & 29th, 2017. Thousands and thousands of comics, collectibles, and toys will be available. CGC facilitator on site. Special guests:
George Perez – guest of honor, legendary artist known for his work on New Teen Titans and Wonder Woman.
Marv Wolfman – acclaimed writer known for his work on Tomb of Dracula, New Teen Titans, and Deathstroke.
Graham Nolan – co-creator of Bane and Batman artist.
Michael Golden – celebrated artist known for his work on The Micronauts.
Bob McLeod – co-creator of The New Mutants.
Scott Hanna – one of the hardest working inkers in the business, extensive credits.
OMINOUS PRESS – we’ll be joined by the art team of Ominous Press including Tom Raney, Andy Smith, and Bart Sears.
Steve Erwin – Deathstroke The Terminator artist and recently released IDW comic adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s City of the Galaxy.
Carl Potts – former executive editor at Marvel Comics and creator of Alien Legion.
Bob Budiansky – Transformers artist and former editor at Marvel Comics.
The two day North Texas Comic Book Show will be held in the Embarcadero Building at Fair Park in Dallas. Easy access via I-30 in downtown Dallas. Tickets will go on sale at the end of November.
Venue Name and Address
Embarcadero Building at Fair Park
1229 Admiral Nimitz Circle
Dallas, TX 75210
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
George Perez, Marv Wolfman, Graham Nolan, Michael Golden, Bob McLeod, Carl Potts, Scott Hanna, Tom Raney, Andy Smith, Bart Sears, Bob Budiansky, Steve Erwin, Ominous Press

Dallas comic book show January 28th & 29th, 2017 at Fair Park, Dallas.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 Tickets Now On-Sale

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Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to present our fans with an early holiday gift — tickets will be on sale from Black Friday to Christmas at a discount rate for next year’s show, taking place the weekend of September 22-24, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore.

Tickets that are now on sale include:
  • Weekend
  • Friday only
  • Saturday only
  • Sunday only
  • VIP*

As always, children 10 and under are free for general admission with a paid adult general admission!

* VIP packages are a separate purchase from General Admission tickets (which will be required to participate in any VIP offerings). VIP ticket holders receive exclusive early admission to all three days of the show, as well as a gift package that includes a show t-shirt, the 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con yearbook, and more!

“Every year, we get asked if we can provide tickets early enough for holiday gifts or Valentine’s Day gifts or birthday gifts, but we have been unable to make that happen… until now!” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’re thrilled to announce that, through the holiday weekend, tickets are available for our 2017 event at a discounted rate and, if you’ve peeked at our website, you know our our guest list is already growing with some great new and returning guests, CGC is with us again to do on-site grading, and we began selling our 2017 show floor space to exhibitors and retailers before last year’s show even ended.”

First guests include: Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Reilly Brown (Slapstick), Mark Buckingham (Everafter: From the Pages of Fables), Dave Bullock (The Rocketeer at War), Jim Calafiore (Surviving Megalopolis), Howard Chaykin (Midnight of the Soul); Frank Cho (Skybourne), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), David Finch (Batman), Meredith Finch (Catwoman: Election Night), Ramona Fradon (Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman), Michael Golden (Doctor Strange), Scott Hanna (Wonder Woman), Dean Haspiel (Dark Horse Presents), Klaus Janson (Dark Knight III: The Master Race), Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter covers), Matt Kindt (Ninjak), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Avengers), Hope Larson (Batgirl), David Marquez (Civil War II), Mike McKone (Old Man Logan), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Mark Morales (Deathstroke), Greg Pak (The Totally Awesome Hulk), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn), Paul Pelletier (Cyborg), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Revolution), Tom Raney (Invincible Iron Man), Don Rosa (Donald Duck), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Andy Runton (Owly), Julie Fujii Sakai (Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Stuart Sayger (Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas), Louise Simonson (Faith); Walter Simonson (Ragnarok); Rob Stull (Executive Assistant: Orchid), Peter Tomasi (Superman), Billy Tucci (Shi), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), Ethan Van Sciver (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps), Mark Waid (Avengers), Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom), and Rich Woodall (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl).

Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets!

East Coast Comicon (April 2017)

East Coast Comicon

Convention Name
East Coast Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.eastcoastcomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/29/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/30/2017
About This Convention
East Coast Comicon is New Jersey’s largest comic con, located just 15 minutes from midtown NYC. While we do feature several media guests, our focus is on comics. Our show features some of the best comic dealers in the North East as well as top comic creator guests. We have a great display of TV and movie vehicles and a cosplay contest with cash prizes. There’s also a Kids Love Comics section for young comic fans to learn how to draw and make comics.
Venue Name and Address
Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Dr.
Secaucus,, NJ 07094
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
9,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Marv Wolfman, Mike Zeck, David Walker, Michael Golden, Mike Grell, Stan Sakai, Simon Bisley, José Luis García-López, Joe Jusko,

Rocky Mountain Con (November 2016)

Rocky Mountain Con

Convention Name
Rocky Mountain Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.rockymountaincon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/05/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/06/2016
About This Convention
Rocky Mountain Con or “RMC” is a two day Comic Book, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Cosplay, and Gaming event in Denver/Aurora Colorado area. We began as a fundraising event for Aurora Rise, a local charity helping the victims and families affected by the Aurora Theater Shooting. We continue to work very closely with Aurora Rise with a portion of all ticket sales going directly to that group. This year RMC will be welcoming over 95 exhibitors, 100 artists, and celebrity guests from comics, movies, TV, and cosplay to fill our over 65000 square feet of event space.
Venue Name and Address
Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Center
15500 East 40th Ave
Denver, Colorado 80239
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
95
Projected Attendance
10,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
John Wesley Shipp, Mike Grell, Adrian Paul, Mike Zeck, Margot Kidder, Chad Hardin, Michael Golden, Bob, Hall, Ani-Mia, Soni Aralynn, Alan Harris, Renee Witterstaetter, Mike Baron, Eric Moran, Ron Fortier, Jennifer Van Damsel

River City Comic Expo (June 2016)

River City Comic Expo

Convention Name
River City Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://rivercitycomicexpo.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/11/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/12/2016
Venue Name and Address
State House Convention Center
101 East Markham St
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
250
Projected Attendance
8,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Neal Adams, Gil Gerard, Felix Silla, Chloe Neill, Mike Zeck, Phil Hester, James O’Barr, Larry Hama, Michael Golden, Frazetta Girls, Eva Renee Witterstaetter, Jeffery Nodelman, Tom Feister, John “joltin’ Johnny” Lucas, JohnBeattyArt, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Mitch Breitweiser Haus, Pat Broderick, Brian Steward, Artist, Writer & Photographer, Mike Norton, Alexa Heart – Heart & Soul Cosplay, Bela a great thief, Dusty Higgins’ comics and illustration, Joel Adams, Buzz, MCubed Cosplay & Modeling and the Little Rock Picture Show, Nichelle Nichols

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Dallas Comic Book Show (January 2016)

North Texas Comic Book Show

Convention Name
Dallas Comic Book Show w/ Golden, Jones, Emberlin, O’Barr & McLeod – January 30th & 31st
Convention Website Address
http://comicbooksdallas.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/30/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/31/2016
About This Convention
The North Texas Comic Book Show will host their annual two day January event with special guests Randy Emberlin, Michael Golden, Arvell Jones, Bob McLeod, James O’Barr, and Andrew Mangum on January 30th & 31st, 2016. The event will feature over 60 dealers of comics, toys, and collectibles. Cosplay contest at 2 pm on Saturday.

Return to the early days of fandom with this smaller, affordable, con that specializes in connecting artists and creators with fans on a more intimate level. Tickets at the door. Kids 11 and under get in free!

Venue Name and Address
Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center
2015 Market Center Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75207
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
750
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Randy Emberlin, Arvell Jones, Michael Golden, James O’Barr, Bob McLeod, Andrew Mangum, Danita Mangum

Masters of Fantasy Gallery Opening

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Press Release:

Metropolis Gallery is pleased to present for viewing and purchase the Masters of Fantasy Gallery Show.  Featuring the amazing art of Frank Frazetta, Jeff Jones, Greg Hildebrandt, Ken Kelly, Michael Golden, Phil Hale, Bernie Wrightson and many more famous pop culture / comic artists.

Metropolis Gallery is located at 36 West 37th Street, 6th Floor, only a 10 minute walk from New York Comic Con.

Join us  Friday, October 9th, 6:00 – 10:00pm for our opening reception.
​Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided for your enjoyment.

Gallery Opening continues through the weekend:

Saturday, October 10th       12:00-8:00pm
Sunday, October 11th            12:00-5:00pm

After NYCC, the gallery will be open to the public
​Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am-5:00pm.

All items for view and purchase.  Click here to view items for sale.

To view by appointment, call Robert Pistella or Vincent Zurzolo at 212-260-4147 or 1-800-229-6387.

River City Comic Expo (August 2015)

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Convention Name
River City Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://rivercitycomicexpo.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/29/2015
About This Convention
The River City Comic Expo is a comic book convention located in Little Rock, Arkansas. RCCE was founded in 2011 to fill the void of a comic convention presence in Arkansas. We offer a large selection of comic books, toys, cosplay, art and more, River City Comic Expo is the perfect place to meet your favorite comic creators, dress up as your favorite hero (or villain) and nerd out.
Venue Name and Address
Statehouse Convention Center
101 East Markham Street
Little Rock, arkansas 72201
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Gail Simone, Bob Mcleod, Michael Golden, Renee Witterstaetter, Robbi Rodriguez, John Lucas, Mitch Breitweiser, Bettie Breitweiser

River City Comic Expo

Meet Michael Golden, Some Portland Trail Blazers, and More at Wizard World Portland 2015

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Press Release:

MICHAEL GOLDEN MEETS THE TRAIL BLAZERS!

(A Comic Con Night to Remember)

PORTLAND, OR – Call it a little “February” Madness, but with the Wizard Portland Comic Con approaching like a full court press, the area’s leading pop culture show isn’t letting any lead up time idle, tapping slam dunk artist Michael Golden (“Fantastic Four,” “Deadpool”) as the shooter creating an amazing art piece featuring five of the Portland Trail Blazers most recognizable players.  

This combination of the all star talent turned into a great promotion for both Wizard and the Trail Blazers, with 20,000 copies of the Golden poster printed and  given to all attendees of the Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers game Thursday 1/8/15!

The five players dominating the Portland skyline are: holding the W, Nicolas Batum; holding the moon, Wesley Matthews; holding Rip City, Robin Lopez; holding the Earth, LaMarcus Aldridge; holding Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard.

It was all part of Comic Con Night at the Trail Blazers game, as professional cosplayers were roaming the stands and cheering the Trail Blazers on with the fans, as they went on to beat the Heat 99-83. 

But the shot clock hasn’t timed out on the fun!

Along with the artist of this exclusive piece, Michael Golden—who will be at the Wizard Portland show to sign the poster for those 20K fans who received one—all those attending Wizard Portland Comic Con can meet a variety of amazing talent, including Punisher artist Mike Zeck, writer/editor Renee Witterstaetter (of “She-Hulk” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” comics), actors such as Stephen Amell from “Arrow,” Bruce Campbell from “Evil Dead,” and a number of “The Walking Dead” cast members including  Michael Rooker (also in the film, “Guardians of the Galaxy”).

In addition, fans can also meet some of the Trail Blazers at Wizard World Comic Con Portland. And again, get those posters signed! 

Now that’s a scoring opportunity!

The show takes place January 23-25. For more details visit:   http://www.wizardworld.com/portland.html

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