Mid-Ohio-Con Names David Finch Guest of Honor for 2010

May 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio, Top Stories

Press Release:

Mid-Ohio-Con Names David Finch Guest of Honor for 2010 show

Columbus, OH – May 3, 2010 – We are thrilled to name superstar artist David Finch as guest of honor at Mid-Ohio-Con 2010, our very first guest announcement for the 30th anniversary show. Finch has been dazzling comic fans for more than 15 years since he debuted his unique style in the pages of Image’s hit title, Cyberforce. Finch is perhaps best known for his lengthy run at Marvel, during which he captivated audiences with his riveting work on Avengers: Disassembled, Moon Knight, New Avengers, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimatum and many other titles.

Finch made headlines in January 2010 with the announcement of his exclusive contract with DC Comics, which Comic Book Resources (CBR) described as a “truly seismic shift in the marquee creator’s career path.” “I’ve been a DC fan for a really long time, and I always knew that I’d love the opportunity to work in the DCU at some point,” Finch told CBR in his first interview on his new deal. Finch is slated to illustrate all 26 of DC’s bi-weekly Brightest Day covers and fans are eagerly awaiting news of his other projects within the DC universe and beyond.

Now entering its 30th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful comic book and pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 will be held on November 6-7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on Mid-Ohio-Con 2010, visit us online at www.midohiocon.com.

Mid-Ohio-Con (November 2010)

Mid-Ohio-Con

Convention Mid-Ohio-Con 2010
Convention Website http://www.midohiocon.com
Start Date 11/06/2010
End Date 11/07/2010
About This Convention: Now entering its 30th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 will be held on November 6-7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Venue Name Greater Columbus Convention Center
Venue Address 400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 200
Projected Attendance 3000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Gaming
- Science Fiction and Fantasy

Hero Initiative Hits the Mid-Ohio-Con

October 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio

Hero Initiative hits the Mid-Ohio Comic-Con

Become a Hero Initiative Member!

Los Angeles CA. September 30, 2009 – Hero Initiative is proud to be a part of Mid-Ohio-Con in it’s 29th year as one of America’s longest-running and most successful comic book and pop-culture conventions, carrying on a fun and family-oriented tradition of bringing fans, talent and retailers of all ages together! This year’s Mid-Ohio-Con takes place October 3ndand 4th in Columbus Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall E.

The folks at Mid-Ohio-Con have most generously made it possible for a contribution from each ticket sold to go to Hero Initiative directly IF you start on the Hero page when you buy your tickets! Show your support by visiting our website at: www.heroinitiative.org, get your tickets and have a wonderful time!

Hero Initiative is kicking off its fall membership drive at Mid-Ohio-Con, with a fun-filled Membership Party, Saturday, October 3rd from 8pm-11pm at The Big Bar on 2 at the Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Columbus Ohio, connected to the convention center! While you are partying with some of the most amazing talent-including David Mack, Joe Jusko, Herb Trimpe, Mark Texeira, Barry Kitson, Josh Medors and more-you can renew your Hero Initiative membership! 2009 marked the first year ever for Hero Initiative memberships, and for 2010, we’ve revamped with more and better premiums! You can get full information at the party, at the booth, or order today at www.heroinitiative.org or www.heroinitiative.org/2010members. Old Members, remember to bring your membership card to claim a 10% discount!

And if joining the Hero Initiative and contributing to a very worth cause wasn’t enough, Sideshow Collectibles, www.sideshowcollectables.com, has contributed 50 gift cards worth random amounts from $10 to $50 that will be given to the first 50 people who sign-up for Hero Initiative memberships at Mid-Ohio! Get all the insider information and be invited to all the best events. Don’t miss out!

And as always, we at the Hero Initiative love to deliver the best talent lineup around! Come to our booth at Mid-Ohio and see:

Saturday October 3rd
11:00-12:00 Keith Pollard
12:00-1:00 Arvell Jones
1:00-2:00 Steve Scott
2:00-3:00 Todd Nauck
3:00-4:00 Mark Texeira
4:00-5:00 Pat Block

Sunday, October 4th

11:00-12:00 Fred Hembeck
12:00-1:00 Herb Trimpe
1:00-2:00 Darryl Banks
2:00-3:00 Scott Kolins
3:00-4:00 Barry Kitson
4:00-5:00 Michael Golden

About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Mid-Ohio-Con Adds Guests to October 2009 Show

Mid-Ohio-Con Announces New Guests for October 3-4, 2009 Show

Advance Tickets Are Now On Sale Online Exclusively Through TicketLeap

Gregg Berger (Transformers), Yancy Butler (Witchblade), and Daniel Logan (Star Wars, Hercules) as Special Media Guests

Mid-Ohio-Con Will Showcase More Than 100 Creators from the Worlds of Comics, Film, Television and Video Games

Registration is Still Open with a Good Selection of Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths and Tables in Creators’ Common

August 27, 2009 – Columbus, Ohio

Mid-Ohio-Con today announced that Gregg Berger (Voice of Grimlock in Transformers), Yancy Butler (Star of TNT’s Witchblade), and Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones) will join Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 as special media guests. These stars join a fantastic roster of media guests that also include headliners James Kyson Lee (Ando on NBC’s Heroes) and Ray Park (Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra).

“We are thrilled to add Gregg Berger, Yancy Butler, and Daniel Logan to the Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 guest roster,” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con. “We have assembled an incredible list of guests from the worlds of comic books, gaming, film, and television at this year’s show and we’ll have much more to report about programming, special events and our exhibitors in the coming days.”

The guest list for 2009 also features guests of honor Bernie Wrightson and Michael Golden along with Dick Ayers, Art Baltazar, Jacob Chabot, Mark Evanier, Ron Frenz, Gary Friedrich, Chris Giarrusso, Bryan J.L. Glass, Mike Grell, Fred Hembeck, Tony Isabella, Joe Jusko, Barry Kitson, Scott Kolins, David Mack, Sean McKeever, Todd Nauck, Josef Rubinstein, P. Craig Russell, Steve Scott, Chris Sprouse, Mark Sumerak, Mark Texeira, Herb Trimpe, Billy Tucci, Renee Witterstaetter, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman and many more.

Registration is still open with a good selection of Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths, and Creators’ Common Tables. The show floor in Exhibition Hall E at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will accommodate nearly 200 Exhibitor Booths for retailers, publishers, manufacturers, and service providers, and 100 Creators’ Common tables for artists, writers, actors, and other guests.

Please visit the new Mid-Ohio-Con web site at midohiocon.com for further information and regular updates on Mid-Ohio-Con 2009. The new site is the primary source for all things related to this year’s Mid-Ohio-Con, including details on featured guests, registration forms, and information about show dates, venue, and other key areas of interest for attendees, exhibitors, and guests.

About Mid-Ohio-Con

Now entering its 29th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 will be held on October 3-4 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mid-Ohio-Con can be found online at midohiocon.com as well as on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

Mid-Ohio-Con Announces Media Guests for October Show

Mid-Ohio-Con Announces Media Guests for October 3-4, 2009 Show

James Kyson Lee (Heroes) and Ray Park (Star Wars, G.I. Joe) will Headline Mid-0hio-Con 2009 as Special Media Guests

Lee and Park Join an Outstanding Roster of Comic Creators as Guests at the 29th Annual Mid-Ohio-Con

Registration is Now Open for Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths and Tables in Creators’ Common

July 29, 2009 – Columbus, Ohio

Mid-Ohio-Con today announced that Ray Park and James Kyson Lee will headline Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 as special media guests. Park is best known as Darth Maul from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and he will star in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opening on August 7th. James Kyson Lee is best known for his starring role as Ando Masahashi in Heroes, which will return to NBC for its 4th season this fall.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have these two superstars on board for our 2009 show,” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con. “Mid-Ohio-Con 2008 was acclaimed as one of the best events in Mid-Ohio-Con’s long history and we’re going to recreate last year’s magic with a who’s who of the leading names from the worlds of comic books, gaming, film, and television at this year’s show.”

The fast-growing guest list for 2009 also features guests of honor Bernie Wrightson and Michael Golden along with Art Baltazar, Jacob Chabot, Ron Frenz, Gary Friedrich, Bryan J.L. Glass, Fred Hembeck, Tony Isabella, Joe Jusko, Barry Kitson, Scott Kolins, David Mack, Sean McKeever, Todd Nauck, Josef Rubinstein, Steve Scott, Chris Sprouse, Mark Sumerak, Mark Texeira, Herb Trimpe, Renee Witterstaetter, Marv Wolfman and many more.

Registration is now open for Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths, and Creators’ Common Tables. The show floor in Exhibition Hall E at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will accommodate nearly 200 Exhibitor Booths for retailers, publishers, manufacturers, and service providers, and 100 Creators’ Common tables for artists, writers, actors, and other guests.

Please visit the new Mid-Ohio-Con web site at midohiocon.com for further information and regular updates on Mid-Ohio-Con 2009. The new site is the primary source for all things related to this year’s Mid-Ohio-Con, including details on featured guests, registration forms, and information about show dates, venue, and other key areas of interest for attendees, exhibitors, and guests.

About Mid-Ohio-Con

Now entering its 29th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 will be held on October 3-4 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mid-Ohio-Con can be found online at midohiocon.com as well as on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

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