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TOY, COMIC & POP CULTURE CONVENTION!

MARCH 4-6, 2011

THE MONROEVILLE CONVENTION CENTER
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

SHOW HOURS:

FRI 2pm – 8pm
SAT 10am – 6pm
SUN 10am – 4pm

DAILY ADMISSION IS ONLY $12
3 DAY PASS for ONLY $20

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THE WAIT IS OVER!
Tired of that winter weather? It’s time to get out and treat the entire family to an amazing weekend! Doors open on Friday at 2pm! We’ll see you there!

SHOW HOURS:
Friday 2-8pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

note: 3 Day Pass Holders get in early on Saturday & Sunday!

Don’t miss out!

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CELEBRITY GUESTS

DOUG WANGLER:

Doug Wangler is the model for the Star Wars character Quinlan Vos. He has appeared on Darkhorse Comics and his Hasbro Action Figure was just recently released. (Don’t forget to pick-up one of his action figures and bring it to the show for Doug to autograph it). Doug will also be bringing a selection of other photos for you to pick from.

Doug’s appearance is made possible by Sandtroopers.com

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MITZI KAPTURE:

An American Film and Television Actress, Mitzi Kapture is primarily know for several key roles. She had a recurring role on BAYWATCH as Alexis Ryker. Additionally, she gained international exposure with her first major television role as Sergeant Rita Lee Lance in the television series SILK STALKINGS. Paired with Rob Estes who played Sergeant Chris Lorenzo, Kapture gained global recognition along with her costar since the show was broadcast in several countries. Mitzi will be joining other Steel City Con Celebrities for a rare signing appearance on Saturday & Sunday

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT
2011 is the 45th Anniversary of the Classic ABC TV Series Batman. Is there a better way to celebrate this big Pop Culture milestone other than to bring Adam West to Pittsburgh? Well Batman fans, all we can say is Batman is coming to town!

ADAM WEST:
Adam West is a true American icon. His role as BATMAN in the classic television series and the 1966 feature film of the same name continues to be seen throughout the world more than 40 years after its debut. While Batman, and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, remains his signature role, Adam has a multitude of motion picture, theater, and TV credits to his name. He has made nearly 50 movies and has had roles many TV series other than Batman.

Adam West has also lent his voice to animated characters in such well-known series as FAMILY GUY, The Simpson, Rugrats, Batman, Animaniacs, Jonny Bravo, Spydogs, The Super Adventure Team, and many others. His voice-over work in animated film includes the roles of “Ace, Hollywood Chicken Little” in Disney’s Chicken Little, and “Uncle Art” in Disney’s Meet the Robinsons.
Adam West is the author of two books, Back to the Batcave and Climbing the Walls.

More than 50 years after starting his career in Hollywood, Adam West continues to work consistently in TV and film. His most recent work includes a guest starring role on the hit series 30 Rock and a viral video for Funny or Die. His undeniable talent and unique brand of humor have become truly iconic in entertainment and he continues to entertain fans around the world.

Mr. West has agreed to a Signing appearance for the upcoming March Steel City Con. His Signing appearance is for Saturday & Sunday ONLY. (March 5-6, 2011). SATURDAY SIGNING TIMES for Mr. WEST is 10am-6pm & SUNDAY SIGNING TIMES are 0am-2pm. More details on the appearance will be announced as we get closer to the show. Make your plans to attend now and tell friends and family. We believe that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our attendees!

MR. WEST’S APPEARANCE IS BEING SPONSORED BY:
www.thecomicbookink.com

THE COMIC BOOK INK
MAZZEI BUILDING
116 smithfield street
pittsburgh, pa 15222
phone: 412.263.2002

PETER TORK: American Muscian and Actor, bets known as a member of the classic TV series THE MONKEES. Tork contributed some of the most memorable and catchy instrumental flourishes, such as the piano introduction to “Daydream Believer” and the banjo part on “You Told Me”, as well as exploring occasional songwriting with the likes of “For Pete’s Sake” (which was used as the closing theme music for the second season of the television series) and “Lady’s Baby”.

MIKE LOOKINLAND: Best known for his role as the youngest brother, BOBBY BRADY on THE BRADY BUNCH from 1969 until 1974. Lookinland reprised his role as Bobby Brady in the 1988 Christmas special A Very Brady Christmas, and again in the 1990 sequel series The Bradys.

YANCY BUTLER: An American television and movie actress known for her roles as Jessie Crossman in the 1994 film Drop Dead, as Natasha Binder in the 1993 John Woo film Hard Target, and as Detective SARA PEZZINI on the TNT supernatural drama WITCHBLADE.

LARRY THOMAS: American Actor best known for portraying ” THE SOUP NAZI” on the NBC Classic sitcom series SEINFELD.

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Steel City Con Welcomes Adam West for March 2011 Show

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THE STEEL CITY CON CELEBRATES THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASSIC BATMAN TV SERIES WITH ADAM WEST

Pittsburgh, — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Pittsburgh based convention called the Steel City Con ( http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 22 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy, Comic Book and Pop Culture Show on March 4-6, 2011 at the Monroeville Convention Center with a special appearance of Adam West. Many may be surprised to know that 2011 is the 45th Anniversary of the Classic ABC TV Series Batman. To celebrate this milestone, the Steel City Con is proud to announce a limited signing appearance from the Classic TV Batman himself, Adam West.

Adam West is a true American icon. His role as Batman in the classic television series and the 1966 feature film of the same name continues to be seen throughout the world more than 40 years after its debut. While Batman, and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, remains his signature role, Adam has a multitude of motion picture, theater, and TV credits to his name. He has made nearly 50 movies and has had roles in many TV series other than Batman. West has also lent his voice to animated characters in such well-known series as Family Guy, The Simpsons, Rugrats, Batman, Animaniacs, Jonny Bravo and many others.

More than 50 years after starting his career in Hollywood, Adam West continues to work consistently in TV and Film. His most recent work includes a guest starring role on the hit series 30 Rock and a viral video for Funny or Die. His undeniable talent and unique brand of humor have become truly iconic in entertainment and he continues to entertain fans around the world. More details on Mr. West’s appearance can be found on the steelcitycon.com web site.

Other guests appearing at the Steel City Con include Peter Tork, recording artist and actor from The Monkees fame. Mike Lookinland, who was “Bobby Brady” in the classic TV series The Brady Bunch. Yancy Butler, who portrayed “Sara Pezzini” in the Witchblade TV series. Seinfeld fans will be happy to meet Larry Thomas who played “the Soup Nazi.” Attendees can also expect to see 500 tables of new and vintage toys, comic books as well as a large number of Comic Book Artists, Writers and Illustrators.

Many Pop Culture fans are tired of paying high admission fees just to walk into a big show. The Steel City Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at a low price. With vendor space offered at a low cost dealers are able to sell their items to attendees for much less than conventions that charge a huge amount of money for dealer space. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http://www.steelcitycon.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Orangestone Promotions, Inc.

P.O. Box 101324

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Steel City Con

(412) 213-0224

info@steelcitycon.com

www.steelcitycon.com

Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con Lines Up Headliners for 2011

Batman Inc. cover by Yanick Paquette

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James Marsters, Julie Benz, Louis Gossett Jr., Ray Park, Adam West, Burt Ward, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Tork Among Headliners At Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 29-30 At New Orleans Morial Convention Center

Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer, Kelly Donovon Add to “Buffyfest New Orleans”; Ernie Hudson, Robyn Griggs, Claudia Christian, Walter Koenig Among 150+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors

NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, December 2010 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con opens the 2011 season for North America’s largest pop-culture tour, January 29-30 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in grand style, with superstar guests James Marsters, Julie Benz, Louis Gossett Jr., Ray Park, Adam West, Burt Ward, Billy Dee Williams and Peter Tork headlining the stellar list. The event will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

Benz, who has also starred in “Dexter,” “No Ordinary Family,” and “Desperate Housewives,” and Marsters will be part of a “Buffyfest,” which has proven popular at other Wizard World shows and will include other “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” stars Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer, James Leary and Kelly Donovan in New Orleans.

“We are excited to be bringing all these stars and the best comic creators to New Orleans,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “We feel like fans there have been waiting for an event like New Orleans Comic Con to come to their backyard, and we are ready for a big first year.”

Other popular New Orleans Comic Con celebrity guests include Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek”), Robyn Griggs (“Another World,” “One Life to Live”), Claudia Christian (“Look”; “Babylon 5”), Mark Ryan ( TRANSFORMERS 1 and 2) and Cynthia Scott (ALIENS).

Fans can also meet their favorite comic creators and artists, including Kaare Andrews (“Astonishing X-Men”, “Iron Man”), Kody Chamberlain (“Sweets,” “Punks”), John Dell (“JLA,” “Adventure Comics”), Michael Golden (“Wolverine: First Class,” “New Exiles”), Mike Grell (“Green Lantern,” “Green Arrow”), Rob Guillory (“Chew”), Phil Jimenez (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Astonishing X-Men”), John Layman (“Chew,” “Puffed”), Rob Liefeld (“Deadpool,” “Youngblood”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”), Joe Madureira (“Darksiders,” “Uncanny X-Men”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”), Terry Moore (“Strangers in Paradise,” “Echo”), Yanick Paquette (“Batman,” “Superman”), Steve Scott (“X-Men Forever,” “Wolverine”) Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra,” “Assassin”), Cameron Stewart (“Batman & Robin,” “Catwoman”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Batman”), Mark Texeira (“Wolverine,” “Spider-Man”), Renee Witterstaetter (“She Hulk,” “Avengers”) and Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman”).

The New Orleans Comic Con Wrestling section includes the popular Kevin Nash and Booker T.

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 100 dealer booths.

Special events at New Orleans Comic Con include the “Magic: The Gathering” and Yu-Gi-Oh card game tournaments, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops), movie screenings with celebrities and others.

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is located at 900 Convention Center Blvd. in New Orleans. New Orleans Comic Con is the first stop on Wizard’s 2011 North American tour, which to date has 13 events scheduled. Hours are Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Tickets are available in advance or by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at www.wizardworld.com/neworleans.html at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25 ($30 on site); two-day weekend tickets are $40 ($45 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.

The freshly renovated New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is an essential component of what makes the city’s major business events so successful. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, the Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation, and it consistently ranks in the country’s top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and trade shows annually.

About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour. Wizard World Comic Con – The Pop-Culture Capital of the World!

Boston Super Megafest This Weekend

Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future

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The Super Mega Fest takes place this weekend and is shaping up to be New England’s Premier Multimedia Extravaganza. Some of the show’s fantastic highlights include a very rare appearance by Christopher Lloyd in celebration of Back To the Future’s 25th anniversary.

Other top guests who will appear this weekend include Linda Blair,  the stars of the The Boondock Saints, Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek), Peter Tork, Rick Derringer, and comic artists Daxiong & John Hebert.

The Super Mega Fest continues to grow and features a Boondock Saints party Saturday night, all-star concert, and thousands of fans who always come out in force to have a good time party or wear a fantastic costume. Dont miss the excitement this weekend.

For more info http://www.supermegafest.com/