March 1, 2017 by Joe Fauvel
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Win the ultimate Niagara Falls Comic Con getaway valued at more than $2500! All you have to do is sign up for the newsletter at the link…
The Niagara Falls Comic Con Getaway Package includes:
• Two deluxe speed pass tickets giving you entry into the event all three days
• Overnight stay in Niagara Falls on Friday & Saturday at the Embassy Suites Fallsview
• Dinner for two on Saturday at the Keg Restaurant Fallsview
• Two Clifton Hill Fun Passes
• Helicopter ride for two over Niagara Falls
• One celebrity meet-and-greet with a guest of your choice
By entering into the contest via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, the contestants are providing information to Niagara Falls Comic Con and its e-newsletter mailing list and not to any of the above mentioned platforms.
Rates, Availability, General Hotel Information:
• Friday June 2 to Sunday June 4 (2 Night Stay)
• Rooms are subject to availability
• Based on double occupancy, two night stay
• Incidentals are paid by guest at checkout
• Check in 4pm, Check out 11am
• Keg Restaurant Fallsview Vouchers are not redeemable for cash, have no cash value, cannot be combined (alcohol and gratuity not included) and are dine-in only. Valid with purchase of two adults entrees.
• Clifton Hill Fun Passes are not redeemable for cash, have no cash value and cannot be combined with any other offers.
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ABOUT NFCC 2017:
Niagara Falls Comic Con is set to take place over three days on June 2, 3 and 4, 2017!
The event takes place just steps away from the majestic Falls and will feature more than 200,000 square feet of exhibitors, comic books, movie cars, cosplay contests, celebrity autographs and photo-ops, a video gaming arena, Falls Horror Fest and more.
Celebrities already announced for the 2017 event include: Peter Mayhew (Star Wars), Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie); Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things), Sting (Wrestling Legend), John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard), Eric Braeden (Young & The Restless), Jason Mewes (Cinema Icon), Seth Gilliam (Walking Dead), Lee Meriwether (1966 Catwoman), Charles Martinet (Voice of Super Mario), and so many more.
Comic guests include: Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man), Whilce Portacio (Image co-founder), Colleen Doran (Amazing Fantastic Incredible Stan Lee), Tom Grummett (Superman), Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men), Francis Manapul (The Flash), Jorge Molina (Star Wars), Rob Guillory (Chew), Ken Lashley (Uncanny X-Men), Marcus To (Nightwing), and more.
Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a Nintendo Classic video game tournament, get their picture taken with Optimus Prime, the Mystery Machine, the Flintstones Car, the Munsters Coach and the General Lee. Other attractions include an exact replica of The Walking Dead prison (complete with a 16’ Tower), screen used props and replicas from TV shows like Fraggle Rock and movies such as Dark Crystal and The Little Shop of Hours.
Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.niagarafallscomiccon.c
The Star Wars Celebration Autograph Hall, presented in cooperation with Entertainment Legends, will be the place for fans to meet their favorite stars from Star Wars.
Scheduled to sign all three days of Celebration, July 15-17:
- Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
- Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)
- Anthony Daniels (C-3PO; Dannyl Faytonni, Attack of the Clones)
- Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett, The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi; Lt. Sheckil, The Empire Strikes Back; Captain Colton, Revenge of the Sith)
- Ray Park (Darth Maul)
- Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
- Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett, Attack of the Clones)
In addition to these stars of Celebration, every day of the show will have a different line-up of featured autograph guests. Don’t miss this chance to meet them in person for an autograph or photo opportunity.
Sign up and pre-pay for your Celebration photo op with your favorite Star Wars stars.
View information on how the autograph and photograph process will work onsite in the Celebration Autograph Hall.
Scheduled to sign Friday, July 15:
- Kenny Baker – after 13:00. (R2-D2; Paploo, Return of the Jedi)
- Michael Carter (Bib Fortuna, Return of the Jedi)
- Ken Colley (Admiral Piett, The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi)
- Sean Crawford (Yak Face, Return of the Jedi)
- Tim Dry (J’Quille, Return of the Jedi )
Scheduled to sign Saturday, July 16:
- Al Lampert (Daine Jir, A New Hope)
- Kenny Baker (R2-D2; Paploo, Return of the Jedi)
- Rusty Goffe (Jawa, Kabe, A New Hope)
- Garrick Hagon (Biggs, A New Hope)
- Robert Watts (Producer, original trilogy; AT-ST Pilot Return of the Jedi)
Scheduled to sign Sunday, July 17
- Paul Blake (Greedo, A New Hope)
- Mike Edmonds (Ugnaught, The Empire Strikes Back; Logray, Jabba puppeteer, Return of the Jedi)
- Alan Harris (Leia’s escort & war room, A New Hope; Bossk, stormtrooper, Bespin Guard, Hoth Rebel, The Empire Strikes Back)
- Chris Muncke (Captain Khurgee, A New Hope)
- Simon Williamson (Max Rebo, Gamorrean Guard, Mon Cal officer, Return of the Jedi)
Any guest at Star Wars Celebration may have to reschedule or cancel for personal or professional reasons.
The DALLAS COMIC SHOW returns to the Richardson Civic Center on August 6-7, 2016. We continue bringing the DFW area an affordable and family-friendly event featuring comic book creators, celebrity guests, anime, cosplayers and more. John Romita Jr. (ALL-STAR BATMAN) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in the STAR WARS films) kick off the guest list with many more to come. Information will be updated on www.dallascomicshow.com as details are confirmed.
SPOILERS: I do get into spoiler-territory here, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to skip this part.
I have to say… I have very mixed feelings about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I go way back with Star Wars… all the way back to 1977. Because my cousin wanted to see it, our whole family went to our local theater and saw the original. I was hooked. Naturally, I’ve seen every Star Wars movie since. But… like a lot of fans, I found the prequels a little wanting and felt that they tarnished Star Wars’s reputation. I was eager to see what Director J.J. Abrams and the folks at Disney had cooked up to take the bad taste of the prequels out of our mouths. For months as the trailers rolled out, I crossed my fingers and said, “Let it be good… let it be good… let it be good.” Having seen it, though, I came away disappointed. While I loved the new characters, especially Daisy Ridley’s Rey, I felt like the original characters really got the short end of the stick. All these years later, and either everything is the same or changed for the negative. Han and Leia broken up? Say it ain’t so! Stormtroopers running around…still?! Han back to being a smuggler…. really?! After becoming a military leader? And the movie robs us of the chance to see Han, Leia, and Luke all sharing the screen again.
So as far as the older characters go, I almost wish they had just set it farther into the future and just said the originals died happy deaths. Despite all my misgivings, I am still looking forward to Episode VIII. Hopefully, the next movie will be more about charging forward and less about looking back. I want to see the next chapter of Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren, and I want to see Luke Skywalker kick some butt!
Although I did not love the new movie, I still jumped at the chance to receive a copy of the Blu-ray Combo Pack to review. Deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes stuff, it’s packed with goodies!
Arriving early on Digital HD April 1, 2016
Bring it home on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on April 5, 2016
Including new in-depth bonus offering fans the chance to experience more
BURBANK, Calif. (March 3, 2016)—Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide. As announced this morning by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1. It comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.
Discover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with in-depth documentary and bonus material that will take fans on an exciting journey behind the scenes. Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers. Bonus features include*:
- Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
- The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.
- Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.
- Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.
- Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
- John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
- ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
- Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.
- Plus Deleted Scenes
* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer
Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw the eagerly anticipated reteaming of original Star Wars stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, along with Anthony Daniels, the only actor to have been in all seven Star Wars films, and Peter Mayhew. The returning cast was joined by newcomer Daisy Ridley, who beat out fierce competition to take the principal role of Rey; BAFTA Rising Star Award winner John Boyega (Attack the Block, Imperial Dreams) as reluctant stormtrooper Finn; Emmy® nominee Adam Driver (Lincoln, Girls) as the villainous Kylo Ren, and Golden Globe® winner Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Bourne Legacy) as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. Lucasfilm president and eight-time Academy Award® nominee Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, along with his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, are the film’s producers.
Having established a musical legacy with his iconic scores for the previous six films in the Star Wars Saga, acclaimed composer John Williams returned to score Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ultimately garnering his 50th Oscar® nomination for it.
FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 136 min.
RATING: PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF
ASPECT RATIO: Blu-ray Feature Film = 2.40:1
DVD Feature Film = 2.40:1
AUDIO: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1
Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio Language Tracks
LANGUAGES: English, French & Spanish
SUBTITLES: English SDH, French & Spanish
ABOUT STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS:
Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.
ABOUT LUCASFILM LTD.
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS andINDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.
Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
ABOUT DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA):
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies once and watch them anywhere. With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 450 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices. Using the free DMA apps and website, you can connect your DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Microsoft Movies and TV and Google Play and unlock access to your eligible movie collections across platforms and devices – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV/Airplay, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Microsoft Movies and TV service on Windows and Microsoft Xbox devices, Android mobile and tablet devices and Android TV, Chromecast and the Roku®platform. In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
THE BIGGEST SUPER MEGAFEST YET!
75,000- square feet of Spectacular on APRIL 8-10th, 2016!
The NEW ENGLAND SUPER MEGAFEST SPRING SPECTACULAR is here! Hollywood comes back to New England this Spring! Comics, Movies, Super Heroes, Music, Wrestling and Intergalactic Fun come together in Marlborough at the SUPER MEGAFEST, New England’s premiere Celebrity Pop Culture Fan Fest!
Tickets are now on sale!
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE for super easy check in with print or selfie tickets!
The SUPER MEGAFEST COMIC CON SPRING SPECTACULAR takes place
Friday, April 8th from 4pm to 9pm,
Saturday, April 9th from 10:30am to 6pm
Sunday, April 10th from 10:30am to 5pm
at the ROYAL PLAZA TRADE CONVENTION CENTER located at 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlborough, MA 01752.
This year’s event will feature Hollywood Icons & Celebrities, an awesome array of Comic Artists, Authors, plus Science Fiction, Wrestling and Rock & Roll legends!
Comic, Movie and TV fans will be thrilled with the rare appearances of:
GUEST OF HONOR – BURT REYNOLDS – Saturday only!
JAMES MARSTERS – Spike of Buffy/Angel, Smallville,Torchwood, Caprica and much more!
PETER MAYHEW – CHEWBACCA of Star Wars!
KEVIN SORBO – Star of Hercules, Andromeda and much more!
RIC FLAIR – ( Sat & Sun) Legendary Wrestling Super Star!
DINA MEYER – Starship Troopers, SAW, Birds of Prey and more!
CASPER VAN DIEN – Starship Troopers, Tarzan, Sleepy Hollow and more!
MICK FOLEY– (Friday & Sat) Wrestling Superstar!
THE WARRIORS Reunion – featuring Michael Beck, Dorsey Wright, Thomas G Waites, Terry Michos, David Harris and Special Guest Deborah Van Valkenburgh !
LEE MERIWETHER – Batman’s Catwoman, Barnaby Jones and more!
CORBIN BERNSON – starred in L.A. Law, The Dentist, Psych, Major League, Major League II, and Major League: Back to the Minors, General Hospital, Cuts and much more!
ERIC BISCHOFF – WWE, WCW and more!
MICKIE JAMES – professional wrestler, actress, model and country singer!
BILLY ZABKA – Karate Kid!
BUTCH PATRICK – Eddie Munster and much more!
SARA JEAN UNDERWOOD – Actress, Model & fan favorite! ATTACK OF THE SHOW!, EPIC MOVIE & MTV’S Ridiculousness plus much more!
KAYLA COLLINS – Actress, Model, Disc Jockey & Music Producer, Designer, and Entrepreneur!
PETE BEST – original drummer for The Beatles!
JOEY MOLLAND – of BADFINGER rock n’ roll fame!
HARLEY RACE – (Sat & Sun) Legendary wrestler!
CYNTHIA ROTHROCK – (Sat & Sun) Queen of Martial Arts films!
MARK DODSON – voice actor of Star Wars Force Awakens, gremlins and more!
KADROLSHA ONA – Queen of the Paranormal!
MARK LINDSAY – formerly of Paul Revere and the Raiders!
SUSAN COWSILL – of The Cowsills
BILL DIAMOND – Puppeteer of Monster TV Network, Great Space Coaster, Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, Dr. Rock’s Dinosaur Adventure (FOX) and Sesame Street!
COMIC ARTISTS include:
MIKE GRELL – Comic artist for Legion of Super Heroes, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, The Warlord, and Jon Sable Freelance and much more!
GRAHAM NOLAN – Inkpot Award winning cartoonist best known for BATMAN in Detective Comics and as the de-signer of BANE!
JOE JUSKO – painted almost every major Marvel character over the last three decades!
ALEX SUVIAK – Marvel and DC Comics Artist – including Spider-man, Green Lantern, Superman and more!
BOB BUDIANSKY – comic book writer, editor, and penciller, best known for his work on Marvel’s Transformers comic and much more!
MARK TEXEIRA – huge resume of comic art!
JACK PURCELL – Artist JSA, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batgirl plus much more!
JOE ST PIERRE – Comic artist for an amazing array of Super Heroes including Spider-man, Fantastic Four and more!
BILL ANDERSON – Artist for hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC, Image, Comico, First and many more!
JOHN HEBERT– X-Men Adventures, Punisher, Deathlok and current Captain Action artist!
MARK MCKENNA – Artist for Marvel and DC comics – The X Men, Spider Man, Batman, The Justice League and more!
The stars will be signing autographs and doing Q & A sessions with fans throughout the day. Professional photos with most celebrities will be available on site!
X-Men and other Marvel and DC writers and artists will give panel discussions and mingle with celebrities and costumed fans!
The Super Megafest presents the best exhibitors on the East Coast with one of the largest selections of comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from Comics, TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find!
Other attractions include an amazing Costume Contest (including a children’s category), stunning Movie Cars, mischievous Pirates and much more! After hours, enjoy a multitude of shadowcast movie performances and parties, including the COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST and CosCLUB DANCE PARTY, ensuring the event has something for all ages.
For more info log onto WWW.SUPERMEGAFEST.COM
PETER MAYHEW (the actor who portrays Chewbacca), GERRY DUGGAN (writer of Deadpool and the all new Chewbacca comic!), MIKE HAWTHORNE (artist of the all new Deadpool #1!), and PHIL NOTO (artist of the all new Chewbacca #1!) appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
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Actors Peter Mayhew, Mike Quinn and Margo Apostolos appear at Madness Comics & Games on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from noon till 4:00 PM to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Star Wars #1!
Margo Apostolos- Ewok Warrior (autographs $20; photo ops $10)
Mike Quinn- Nien Nunb (autographs $20; photo ops $10)
Peter Mayhew- Chewbacca (autographs $40; photo ops $20)
All three guests will be signing the new Star Wars comic for FREE! (Limit 1 per customer)
Madness Comics & Games
3000 Custer Road Suite 310. Plano, TX 75075
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|Geek Galaxy Comic Con|
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|Geek Galaxy invades Evansville on November 15-16th with special guests Peter Mayhew, David Yost, Walter Jones, Austin St John, and many more! This is the convention that Evansville has been waiting for!|
|Venue Name and Address|
|Old National Events Plaze
715 Locust Street
Evansville, In 47708
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|Peter Mayhew, Austin St John, Walter Jones, David Yost, Orli Shoshan, Nicole Marie Jean, Riddle|
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DOCTOR WHO’S PAUL MCGANN COMING TO CINCINNATI: TIME LORD ATTENDING 2014 CINCINNATI COMIC EXPO
“Doctor Who” fans of all ages are getting excited with the announcement that veteran English actor Paul McGann will be in attendance for the 2014 Cincinnati Comic Expo being held this September at the Duke Energy Convention Center. There, the star will be interacting with local fans, taking photos, signing autographs and answering questions as part of a panel discussion.
Paul McGann is best known for playing the eighth incarnation of the beloved time traveling alien adventurer, the Doctor, in the 1996 television film “Doctor Who,”a role he reprised in 72 audio dramas and the recent 2013 mini-episode “The Night of the Doctor”. McGann is still a regular face on British television where he has appeared in major roles on the programs “Luther,” “Jonathan Creek,” and “Waking The Dead.” The actor has also appeared in a variety of films over his lengthy career including parts in “My Kingdom,” “Alien 3,”and “Queen of the Damned.”
First airing in 1963, the BBC series “Doctor Who” is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s longest-running science fiction television show. Since its relaunch in 2005 the series has brought in an entire new generation of devout young fans and is still recognized as a world-wide cult television phenomenon. The announcement of Paul’s participation has met with an enthusiastic response from not only local fans but also other guests coming to Cincinnati as part of the Expo. This includes artist Patrick Baumgardner who has done promotional work for the Dr Who Fan Club of America. Patrick, who has already met several of the other actors who played the seminal time traveler, explains why he is so eager to meet Paul McGann, “For me he is one of the elite actors who was able to capture the soul of the Doctor and make it his own…..on a fan note, I’m soooooo excited.”
Mr. McGann is just the latest celebrity confirmed to be attending this year’s convention. He is joining a roster of special guests that already includes beloved actor and television personality Lou Ferrigno, Dave Prowse and Peter Mayhew from the “Star Wars” film series, John Rhys Davies who is best known for his roles in the “Indiana Jones” and “Lord of the Rings”franchises, and Jewel Staite from the cult hit television program “Firefly.” Many more guest announcements are expected in advance of the 2014 Cincinnati Comic Book Expo.
About Cincinnati Comic Expo
The Cincinnati Comic Expo has been entertaining thousands of fans since 2010 with an annual show celebrating all periods and genres of pop culture with an emphasis on comics. The 2014 Cincinnati Comic Expo will be held from Friday, September 19, through Sunday, September 21, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Tickets vary in price and are available to purchase online. More information on events and exhibitors attending the show can be found at www.cincinnaticomicexpo.com