More Guests & Events Announced for HasCon 2017

Just Announced: Panels, Meet & Greets and Autograph Sessions with Entertainment Icons James Gunn, Stan Bush and Special Performance from Multi-Platinum Singer-Songwriter Daya to join already announced line up of Stan Lee, Dude Perfect, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.

New Ticket VIP Packages available offering exclusive access and opportunities

Press Release:

Hasbro, a global play and entertainment company, has unveiled additional programming details and VIP ticket packages for the first-ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life.

Joining the previously announced all-star line-up is James Gunn (writer and director, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1 and 2) and musician Stan Bush (singer, “The Touch” from TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE). HASCON will also feature a headlining performance and meet and greet from Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter Daya and an interactive sing-along with Sesame Street’s beloved Muppets Elmo and Abby Cadabby.

Previously announced talent includes appearances by Dude Perfect, Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE); and “Chewbacca Mom,” Candace Payne.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, including Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC as seen on Hasbro’s joint-venture television network Discovery Family.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

IDW Publishing’s Artist Alley will feature appearances from some of the industry’s most recognized comic illustrators, artists, and designers plus unique HASCON merchandise available for purchase. Ultra PRO, the leading brand of accessories for tabletop gaming, sports memorabilia and pop culture collectibles is the supporting provider of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons activities, providing HASCON guests exclusive access to custom Magic: The Gathering event prizes and HASCON exclusive playmats, plush dice, deck boxes and learn-to-play participation gifts.

General Admission ticket holders will be treated to an exciting array of activities including: interactive brand experiences, panel discussions, meet and greets, musical guest performances, cosplay activities, a Hasbro passport tour and scavenger hunt, larger-than-life Hasbro games, a HASCON commemorative program and an opportunity to audition for Hasbro television commercials.

Just unveiled HASCON VIP packages will offer fans access to all General Admission activities, as well as special VIP 1 hour early access to the show floor to shop for a chance to buy HASCON exclusive product from My Little Pony, Transformers, Dungeons and Dragons as well as multi-convention exclusives from Star Wars, Marvel and Magic The Gathering.* VIP’s will also receive a Hasbro goodie bag, access to the VIP lounge and an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Hasbro headquarters, in addition to one of the following exclusive events:

  • Transformers Hall of Fame Dinner– Friday Sept. 8th 6:30 pm
    • Be part of the first ever HASCON Transformers Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony with a surprise guest. Enjoy a sit-down dinner and experience an exclusive live performance from Stan Bush, a welcome with Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, and a sneak preview of select 2018 Transformers toys shared by the Transformers design and brand teams.
  • My Little Pony Mane Event: Hall of Our FANmily Dinner– Friday Sept. 8th 6:30 pm
    • Enter the world of Equestria at the first-ever My Little Pony HOOF (Hall of Our FANmily) Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The HOOF inductees will include special guests and surprise honorees who have left their hoofprint on the brand.
  • G.I. Joe Legends Dinner– Friday Sept. 8th 6:30 pm
    • Join co-emcees and G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith for an intimate and entertaining evening event featuring one of the greatest gatherings of G.I. Joe Legends ever assembled! As we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the launch of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line, enjoy a sit-down dinner, meet and mingle with Legends and listen to them discuss their experiences on G.I. Joe.
  • Stories with Stan–Saturday Sept. 9th 11:30 am
    • This is your chance to sit down with Stan Lee, a true comic book legend! As one of this generation’s greatest storytellers, Stan will share his tales to astonish about the creation of pop culture icons including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Black Panther, and many more – EXCELSIOR! Stories with Stan attendees are guaranteed to receive a pre-signed autograph poster from Stan Lee commemorating his HASCON visit and a surprise gift. Lunch will be served.
  • Transformers: The Last Knight Movie Event
    • Join celebrities and producers, including Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from Transformers: The Last Knight to celebrate the home entertainment release and view special Bonus Footage. Enjoy light refreshments and a special video message from a surprise celebrity.
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Sneak Peek– Saturday Sept. 9th 6:15 pm
    • Be one of the first to catch a sneak peek of the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie. Listen to film discussions with Head Storyteller Megan McCarthy and participate in a Q&A session with surprise celebrity talent, enjoy light refreshments, and enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise.

General Admission ticketholders can also purchase special access to select HASCON VIP events as “ticket add-ons” through the HASCON website. These “add ons” include the above events as well as a special meet and greet with the Dudes, which includes an exclusive sneak peek of the Dude Perfect signature Bow video before it’s revealed, an autographed NERF Dude Perfect football, selfies and more!

To purchase General Admission and VIP tickets, view complete package details and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

The inaugural HASCON FANmily™ event is presented in part by IDW Publishing, Ultra PRO and Discovery Family.

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CA – FairlyOdd Parents 15th Anniversary Show

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Host Rob Paulsen (voice of Mark Chang) welcomes Tara Strong (Timmy Turner), Grey Griffin (Vicky Turner), Daran Norris (Cosmo), Susie Blakeslee (Wanda), show creator Butch Hartmanand more special guests on Tuesday February 23, 2016 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv for a special episode of Talkin’ Toons LIVE to celebrate the 15th anniversary of FAIRLY ODD PARENTS! There will be a signing after the show for those with wristbands only.

Get tickets at the link!

Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 651-2583

MD – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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Collectors Corner celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 2nd from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM!

First 50 People in line will get a FREE Movie Pass to see AVENGERS 2 Age Of Ultron in theaters Saturday evening!

In Addition the First 50 People in Line will get a Free Collectors Corner re-usable Bag with CC Logo filled with merchandise with a retail value of over $25.00 including Trade Paperbacks, Comics & more!

Additionally the First 100 Persons in line will have a 1 in 100 chance to WIN a $150 Shopping Spree, Details Below –

SHOPPING SPREE : WIN a $150 Shopping Spree – Randomly inserted onto one of the CC re-useable BAGS will be a $150 CC Gift Card, like a GOLDEN TICKET!

#’s 51-100 In Line will also Get a Free Collectors Corner re-usable Bag with CC Logo filled with merchandise with a retail value of over $20.00 including Trade Paperbacks, Comics & more!

+ The First 100 Persons In Line will Receive a $20 CC FCBD Gift Certificate Good as $20 Cash towards any Purchase of $100 or more on Free Comic Book Day with Discounts Applied!

25 FREE COMICS for Each and Every Customer Attending the Event – Choose 5 from every FCBD Title offered from every publisher while supplies last in front of the store along with Some Titles creators are producing exclusively for CC + BONUS 20 FREE BACK ISSUE COMICS per person from Back Issue BOXES Behind the Store, offered to everyone in addition to this years full lineup FCBD COMICS!

FREE PIZZA for everyone – (12:00 NOON til 3:00 PM)

Scheduled Creator Appearances :

(ALL Creators appear 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Unless noted otherwise)

Creators will be Signing & Sketching Free!

(Complete List will be updated as we add creators up through April 2015, some will not be announced until closer to the Event)

CONFIRMED – To Be Announced

CONFIRMED CREATORS – Many More To Be Announced!

Tyler Jenkins – Artist : Peter Panzerfaust, Rat Queens
Rachel Deering – Writer/Letterer : In The Dark
Justin Jordan – Writer : Luther Strode, Deep State, Spread.
Sara Richard – Jem and the Holograms, My Little Pony, Deadpool
Michael S. Bracco (Birth & Novo)
Nathan Getz (No One)
Tony Calandra (No One)
PLB Studios (MD Eastern Shore Based Comic Publisher)
Kata Kane (Altar Girl)
Monica G. (Glitter Kiss)
& many, many more!

So much more To be Announced so Stay Tuned…

COSPLAYER Character Appearances : Deadpool, Psylocke, Supergirl, Storm, Batgirl, Black Cat, Magneto, Hawkeye, Spider-man & Wonder Woman.

SUPER ART FIGHT 1PM Behind the Store in the parking lot!

COMIC BOOK COSPLAY CONTEST : Starts at 3:00 PM Sign Up at the Counter.

Prizes (Best Overall) : 1st $75 CC Gift Card, 2nd $25 CC Gift Card, 3rd $25 CC Gift Card

Free Membership Drive with Incentives to Sign Up for Membership or a Subscription Box – All Day at the counter.

Outside Behind the Store – Activities TBA, Local Vendors TBA

Outside Behind the Store – CC SALE Tent, with Comics, Games, Graphic Novels & Toys ranging from $1 to $5, Crazy Prices & Amazing Deals.

+ STORE-WIDE SALE :

In the Store – ALL Trade Paperbacks & Graphic Novels 20% Off.

In the Store – ALL Back Issues in the Display Cases 50% Off.

In the Store – In the BACK ISSUES VAULT : ALL COMICS 50% Off.

In the Store – All Toys, Statues & Models 20% Off.

In the Store – All T-Shirts 2 for $35.

In the Store – All USED Softcover Trade Paperbacks $5 Each or 7 for $30.

In the Store – All Board Games & RPG Games & Accessories 20% Off.

In the Store All – $1 BACK ISSUES SALE with All Comics normally $1 Each will be JUST 50 Cents EACH 3 for $1 & MAKE A BOX for $60 or 2 BOXES for $100.

CC ARMY STORE TOUR – VISIT Both Stores, Bring your receipt from CC Baltimore to CC Bel Air or vice versa to receive an addition 5% off your total Purchase at either location!

All you need is your receipt from your purchase at either store, the stores are 25 Minutes apart so it’s east to do and worth the drive!

Join us for FCBD at Collectors Corner for the Largest and most Exciting FCBD Event in Maryland!

RSVP on Facebook!

Collectors Corner
7911 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21234

WA – Jem and the Holograms #1 Signing

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Sara Richard (cover artist of Jem, My Little Pony, and more!) appears at Comics Dungeon on Wednesday April 1st from 3:00 – 6:00 PM!

Sara has also illustrated “Kitty and Dino” which was nominated for a 2013 Eisner Award (Best Publication for Young Readers) and has been steadily working on variant covers for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as well as doing cover work for Marvel and an upcoming Tarot deck for DC Comics!

RSVP on Facebook!

Comics Dungeon
319 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 545-8373

WA – Jem & the Holograms #1 Signing

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Cover artist Sara Richard (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) appears at I Like Comics on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of Jem and the Holograms #1! IDW Publishing is releasing the classic ’80s cartoon as a “truly outrageous” ongoing series. Sara will also be doing sketches is bringing prints, sketchbooks and original art for purchase.

9 x 12 & Sketch Cover Head sketches:
Pencil: $20
Color: $50

I Like Comics
2101 E 4th Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98661
(360) 852-8890

IL – My Little Pony Signing

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Katie Cook signs at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, December 15, 2012!

Aw Yeah Comics 
4933 Oakton Street,  Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847-423-2916

NYC – My Little Pony Signing

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Artist Stephanie Buscema celebrates the release of IDW’s all new comic My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday November 28th from 6:30-7:30!

Stephanie will be there to sign her My Little Pony variant and talking with fans! Be sure to check out the Midtown Comics Exclusive cover for My Little Pony #1! We’ll even be raffling off copies during the event!

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #1
Welcome to Ponyville, home of Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and all your other favorite Ponies! Something’s not right in the town though, as some of the inhabitants are acting very, very strange! It’s up to the Mane Six to find the source of the weirdness before it’s too late!

RSVP on Facebook!

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

CA – Animated Voices of Christmas

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Rachael MacFarlane (Hayley Smith on American Dad!) hosts a holiday musical revue to benefit Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles at the Catalina Jazz Club on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm. Special guests include: Dee Bradley Baker, Alex Borstein, Corey Burton, Grey DeLisle, Anna Graves, Seth Green, Scott Grimes, Jennifer Hale, Jess Harnell, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Cree Summer, Kari Wahlgren and more!

$50.00 tickets available at the link.

Catalina Jazz Club
6725 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323.466.2210