Scene on the Web Weekly: July 8-14, 2013

While most everyone’s eyes are looking toward San Diego, Scene on the Web Weekly is still going strong with guest announcements for NYCC, Florida Supercon cosplay highlights, and lots more.


Twitch Teams with ReedPop to Provide Live Broadcasts from PAX Prime, PAX East, NYCC, and C2E2

Press Release:

Twitch Announces Exclusive Broadcasting Partnership With ReedPOP

PAX Prime, PAX East, New York Comic Con and C2E2 among initial pop culture conventions streaming live content exclusively on Twitch

June 05, 2013 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

twitchSAN FRANCISCO–()–Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, today announced it has teamed up with ReedPOP, the largest producer of pop culture events in the world, as their exclusive streaming partner. Twitch will be the live broadcasting home for some of their largest pop culture conventions, including PAX Prime, PAX East, New York Comic Con and the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).

“Given the growing popularity of pop culture conventions, many of them are selling out, leaving a lot of fans out in the dark and having to trawl the internet for bits and pieces of news that relate to these events,” said Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO. “With our new partnership with ReedPOP, the ability to enjoy compelling convention content from the comfort of home is now a reality.”

Twitch and ReedPOP have a long standing relationship which have involved partnerships surrounding their biggest pop culture events, such as PAX, C2E2 and New York Comic Con. This new partnership bundles all of these events and more on the horizon into a cohesive package for greater synergy between brands and offerings.

“We are all about reaching as many fans as possible and anything we can do to connect our fans with the incredible talent that comes to our shows is awesome,” notes Lance Fensterman, Global Vice President, ReedPOP. “This partnership with Twitch ensures that everyone interested in our shows will have a consistent destination for some of the best pop culture content in the world whenever they want!”

The partnership with ReedPOP is a significant milestone for Twitch as the company approaches its two-year anniversary. With a growing number of broadcasting partners and visitors—which have both more than quadrupled since its launch in June 2011—having secured a large scale exclusive with an industry leader like ReedPOP is indicative of Twitch’s preeminent role in the live streaming movement.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jason Scorrano at jscorrano@ReedPOP.com.

About Twitch

Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 35 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.

About ReedPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReedPOP has addedStar Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Scene on the Web Weekly: May 27 – June 2, 2013

Kevin Smith and Bryan Johnson are heading to the Florida Supercon, Kevin Eastman will be at NYCC, Rags Morales headlines a new con in Jacksonville, FL, and more.


Scene on the Web Weekly: May 13-19, 2013

Jonathan Hickman is added for NYCC 2013, folks get excited about Motor City Comic Con and Dallas Comic Con, some looks back at the Long Beach Comic Expo, and more.


Hallmark Announces Ornaments for SDCC, NYCC, and the D23 Expo 2013

Man of Steel Ornament

NOTE: The artwork shown here is for the store version. The SDCC version will likely be a variant.

Press Release:

Hallmark Introduces 2013 Event-Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2013) — Hallmark continues its participation at the nation’s largest pop culture fan conventions with four Keepsake Ornaments exclusively developed for 2013 events.

Three ornament designs will be sold in limited quantities at Comic-Con International, to be held July 18-21 in San Diego, Calif., and at New York Comic Con, set for October 10-13 in New York City:

  • Wrath of the Rancor™ – Created especially for event sales, this ornament captures Luke Skywalker’s struggle with the savage creature dwelling below Jabba the Hutt’s palace as seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™.
  • U.S.S. Kelvin™ – As featured in the 2009 Star Trek movie, this Federation starship exclusive is a “battle-scarred” variant of the same Keepsake Ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores.
  • Man of Steel – Inspired by this summer’s big-screen adventure of the same name, Superman is the subject of this event-exclusive Keepsake Ornament. Details and images of this ornament will be announced later this year.

At the D23 Expo 2013, slated for Aug. 9-11 in Anaheim, Calif., Hallmark will offer limited quantities of one design:

  • Cinderella’s Castle – Featuring battery-operated light and sound, this exclusive Keepsake Ornament will boast a different look from the ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown stores.

More information about Hallmark’s plans for these fan events will be announced closer to the respective dates.

Starting April 15, the 2013 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dream Book showing this year’s entire line of Keepsake Ornaments will be available in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at Hallmark.com.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 39,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.

Scene on the Web Weekly: April 8-14, 2013

Veronica Mars creator confirms SDCC 2013 signing, NYCC adds Marc Silvestri, and Stan Lee will be at the Frank and Son Collectible Show on Saturday. All that and lots more!


Scene on the Web Weekly: April 8-14, 2013

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David Steward II applies his father’s tech savvy to comic book businessThe son’s newest venture is modeled after his father’s success by embracing technology. Steward is managing director of Lion Forge Comics, which brings savvy with new media and new ways of developing and distributing media to the age-old experience of thumbing through a comic book.
‘Veronica Mars’ Movie: Rob Thomas Formalizes Comic-Con PlansWith less than two days to go before it ends, the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter just passed $5 million — handsomely surpassing its $2 million goal. And as the updates come fast and furious from creator Rob Thomas, the creator announced Wednesday formal plans for programming at summer’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Kids Comic Con Returns May 11 to Bronx Community CollegeReturning to the campus of the Bronx Community College, the seventh annual Kids Comic Con will kick off on May 11 with more than 30 exhibitors, including Viz Media, Papercutz, Archie Comics, Jim Henson/Sesame Street and Scholastic Book Fairs, in addition to a slate of panels, film screenings and hands-on workshops on creating comics.
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Ghostbusters, R2-D2, and DC/Marvel artist to be at biggest-ever Flint ComixconFLINT, MI — If the 2013 Flint Comixcon is any indication, one thing is clear: Flint loves comics. Or maybe that should be "Comix." Celebrating the fourth year of Flint Comix — a local monthly newsprint publication featuring a variety of comics — Editor-in-Chief and local cartoonist Randy Zimmerman said the annual event is the biggest yet.
"Firefly" Hat Triggers Corporate CrackdownActor Adam Baldwin as Jayne Cobb. Joss Whedon: Here’s the thing about the hat. It’s tangible, it’s DIY, it’s not wearing an entire costume. You can have the hat and go to your day job. It’s everything that should work for cult… it’s the specificity and the fact that it’s got that homemade feel.
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10 of the Most Bizarre Conventions That Boast Amazingly High AttendanceWhen it comes to fan conventions, it’s not always easy to find the baseline for what’s considered "bizarre." One of the common elements between most fan conventions is that they’re all a bit strange in their own ways.
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Planet Comicon: Cosplay Gallery 2 " Project-NerdPlanet Comicon took over Kansas City last weekend (April 6th-7th). Amongst the many in attendance were some amazing cosplayers; both amateur and professional. Many of the great attendants allowed our camera crew to take some photos of the great costumes to share with the world.
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MoCCA Awards of Excellence Winners 2013 and show wrap-upNaked honesty: I’m too wiped out from this weekend’s MoCCA Festival to write much about it. It was a blast. But here are the winners of the inaugural MoCCA Awards of Excellence, as chosen by judges Karen Berger, Gary Groth, Nora Krug, David Mazzucchelli, and Paul Pope.
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Massive crowds turn out for Tampa Comic Con, ‘Walking Dead’ stars and cosplay PhotosThe Doubletree in Tampa was overrun with comic book, Sci-Fi and pop culture fans as the lines for the Tampa Comic Con stretched outside the hotel. "We are on massive overload," the convention organizer Stephen Solomon told The Global Dispatch. "I guess we’re headed to the (Tampa) Convention Center."
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Tampa Bay Comic Con offers speed dating for real charactersTAMPA – Jeremy Mosher sat down and introduced himself to the woman opposite him. "Hi, I’m Scarlet Spider," he said. "It’s nice to meet yo…
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DC Villains Documentary Announced; Fans at WonderCon 2013 Invited to Participate

Press Release:

 

“Behind every great hero, there are a whole lot of villains.” – Geoff Johns

NEW DOCUMENTARY NECESSARY EVIL: VILLAINS OF DC COMICS

LEGENDARY VILLAIN CHRISTOPHER LEE NARRATES

DC ComicsBURBANK, CA (March 26, 2013) – The Joker, Bane, Deathstroke, Darkseid and Lex Luthor — the scariest and most menacing villains in DC Comics’ universe — take center stage in a brand new full-length documentary from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and DC Entertainment (DCE). The joint announcement was made today by WBHE and DCE.

Christopher Lee, who has played the villain more times than almost any other actor, will provide his unique voice as narrator. His roles in more than 200 films include star turns as Dracula, the Mummy and Frankenstein’s monster in Hammer horror classics, Count Dooku in Star Wars, and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit films.

In this new documentary film, the malevolent, sometimes charismatic figures from DC Comics’ hallowed rogues’ gallery will be explored in depth, featuring interviews with the famed creators, storytellers and those who have crafted the personalities and profiles of many of the most notorious villains in comic book history.

Production begins March 30, to coincide with WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center March 29-31.

Noted Geoff Johns, best-selling author and DCE’s Chief Creative Officer, “DC Comics is known for many things, but chief among them is the compelling, diverse and legendary society of super-villains who populate its universe. From the monstrous Solomon Grundy to the brutal Black Adam to the charismatic Sinestro, there is no single greater collection of villainy in all of fiction. These villains are hugely popular comic book characters in their own right and, quite honestly, many are often times more popular than some of our iconic super heroes.”

Jeff Baker, WBHE’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog, added “The DC brand is enjoying a huge resurgence thanks to the entire leadership team at DC Entertainment which is driving opportunities not only for new theatrical properties, but for brand extensions as well. This new documentary will reinforce this evolving strategy and leverage DC assets across the entire studio landscape.”

Johns also reiterated that this year’s initiative will be a turning point for DCE. “It’s time we deconstruct these complex and sinister antagonists and celebrate the role they play as the engine and energy of some of the greatest storytelling in comics. 2013 is the Year of the Villain at DC Comics.”

On Saturday, March 30th, fans attending WonderCon are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite DC Comics’ villain for an opportunity to be featured in the documentary Fans can join DCE at WonderCon at booth 801 with filming to take place Saturday from 10:30am – Noon. To find out more about where and what time to meet in the WonderCon DC Entertainment booth, keep checking the DC Comics Facebook (Facebook.com/DCComics) and Twitter sites (@DCComics).

Participation in upcoming ‘cons’ (Comic-Con International: San Diego and New York Comic Con) is anticipated, with a full release scheduled for later in the year. ­­­­­­

Splash Page Comic Art Welcomes Joe Quinones

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Press Release:

Splash Page Comic Art would like to welcome Joe Quinones to our family of talented artists!

Joe Quinones is a relative newcomer to the industry, having first been published by DC Comics for their now defunct Teen Titans GO series in 2007. He is probably best known for his collaboration with writer Kurt Busiek on the Green Lantern serial for Mark Chiarello’s Eisner Award-winning Wednesday Comics. Since then, Joe has illustrated a number of covers and short stories for DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse, with a current cover run on Captain Marvel. Joe also has some unannounced interior work on the horizon, as well as a Zatanna/Black Canary graphic novel, written by Paul Dini, due out at the end of 2013.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW JOE’S GALLERY

I just added new Walking Dead art by Charlie Adlard and Wonder Woman art by Cliff Chiang to the website.

John McCrea Gallery- Just added some great splashes and interior pages from Deadpool, vintage Hitman pages from Garth Ennis’ series, plus The Boys and related books.

Charlie Adlard Gallery - The interior pages of Walking Dead Issue 107 are up for sale in Charlie’s gallery.

Cliff Chiang Gallery - I added interior pages to Wonder Woman Issue 16 and the cover to Issue 18.

Splash Page Comic Art Convention Schedule:

San Jose: May 18 & 19 We will be setting up at the Big Wow Comic Fest. We will be hosting the amazing talents of Lee Bermejo and Brian Azzarello at our booths at the show.

San Diego Comic Con July 17 – 21 we will be at our usual row of booths at 4400-4406.

New York Comic Con October 10-13 we will be setup and make artist announcements closer to the show.

Thanks, and stay tuned to the website for upcoming artist announcements.

Mark Hay

Splash Page Comic Art

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The Hunger Games Costumes Tour to Visit The Hollywood Show, ECCC, C2E2, NYCC, and More in 2013

Hunger Games Costumes

Press Release:

HUNGER GAMES COSTUMES COUNTRYWIDE TOUR BEGINS MARCH 1

Exhibit Showcases the Original Screen-Worn Costumes from Record-Breaking Blockbuster

Los Angeles, January 7, 2013

Haxbee, Inc. announces the Hunger Games Costumes Exhibit & Auction. The exhibit encompasses original screen-worn costumes worn by Jennifer Lawrence as “Katniss,” Josh Hutcherson as “Peeta,” Elizabeth Banks as “Effie,” Stanley Tucci as “Caesar,” Liam Hemsworth as “Gale,” Woody Harrelson as “Haymitch,” Lenny Kravtiz as “Cinna,” Donald Sutherland as “President Snow,” Wes Bentley as “Seneca,” and many, many more.

To kick off the tour, Haxbee and its subsidiary, Blacksparrow Auctions, will be providing a special sneak preview at The Hollywood Show in Los Angeles from January 11 to 13. The Hollywood Show, a popular movie and television memorabilia convention that features over a hundred celebrities at each of its four annual shows, will be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

Following the Hollywood Show, the Hunger Games Costumes Exhibit will begin its tour and be seen at the following locations:

  • March 1-3 Emerald City Comicon, Seattle, WA
  • April 26-28 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Chicago, IL
  • October 10-13 New York Comic Con, New York, NY

Additional dates and locations will be announced in the future. The exhibit winds up in New York City, where ReedPOP–the largest producer of pop culture events in the world—will host a live auction at New York Comic Con. Over 200+ costumes will be on the auction block. Interested bidders will be able to bid live in-person, by telephone, via absentee, and on the Internet as facilitated by iCollector. A print catalog will be available for purchase in April.

Haxbee, Inc. and its Blacksparrow Auctions subsidiary have a collective number of 80 years’ experience dealing with Hollywood memorabilia and collectibles. For more information about the company and the Hunger Games Costumes Exhibit & Auction, visit haxbee.com.

Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012 Digest #7

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012

More interviews and more photos!


Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012 Digest #7

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Me with X-Force at NYCC – http://twitpic.com/b72rd2Rick Remender
Huge fan of Emma Frost. Phoenix Force Emma from #AvX only makes it better. Best of show #nycc @jessiepridemore #cosplay http://pic.twitter.com/AorpmjX8RateMyCosplay
Best eyes of #NYCC http://pic.twitter.com/86yEdxaiJoshua L. A. Jones
Phoenix quickie sketchbook sketch #nycc http://twitpic.com/b762onDaniel Govar
Leftover NY Comic-Con photo? Don’t mind if we do!! #NYCC #BeautifulNightmare http://pic.twitter.com/BxUy2zBICold Slither Podcast
@grantmorrison and myself at NYCC again! http://pic.twitter.com/YfhzpYVSJosh barrett
Crimson Viper from Capcoms #StreetFighter series sporting sweet shades and lots of attitude. #VideoGame #cosplay #nycc http://pic.twitter.com/s2dUif3ZRateMyCosplay
Amazing picture by @burly_adopter of my Castanic #cosplay from #NYCC. Love it!!! @Atari @En_Masse_Ent @TERAOnline http://pic.twitter.com/pEcEMiioAni-Mia
Was great meeting @Punchbrand at #NYCC. They saved me from being cold at the con with kawaii hoodies they gave me =^.^= http://pic.twitter.com/DhWl16K3Miss Hannah Minx
@NerdCaliber The photos you took of me in my Catwoman at NYCC are GORGEOUS!! Thank yoooouuuu! http://pic.twitter.com/cT5V9O6LLisaLou
We haven’t posted a Black Cat #cosplay all week. Its in our contracts, we have to. Seriously who doesn’t love her #nycc http://pic.twitter.com/9xnIPTOZRateMyCosplay
Spy vs Spy cosplay at New York Comic Con@lfensterman #NYCC #madmagazine http://pic.twitter.com/kfhhMusWRandall Ensley
Brian Wood talks THE MASSIVE @ NYCC 2012videofromnewsarama
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Mike Pellerito talks LIFE WITH ARCHIE @ NYCC 2012videofromnewsarama
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What’s next for New York Comic ConBy most accounts, this past New York Comic Con was a success, giving fans access to all kinds of stars, comics and otherwise, and presenting a news fusillade on many topics. It was also crowded, congested and teeming with people.
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NYCC 2012: JESSE BLAZE Talks Evil Ernie Rebootvideofromnewsarama
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New York Comic Con With the Minions, Day Three and Wrap-Up | GeekMom | Wired.comBy the time Saturday of New York Comic Con rolled around, my younger kids (13) had run out of patience for dealing with the crowds. But they came away with much swag and said they’d love to do it again. If you’re planning on trying it next year with kids, here are some suggestions.
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