Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 Adds Comic Luminaries Steranko, Joe Giella, Paul Levitz & Denny O’Neil

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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor comes to life this September 28-30 as the Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are now on sale. The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled announce the return of Jim Steranko to the Baltimore Comic-Con! Jim is joined by comic luminaries Joe Giella, Paul Levitz, and Hero Initiative guest Denny O’Neil.

Jim Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts, with a dozen successful careers to his credit: author, magician, illustrator, escape artist, historian. He is cited as one of the prime architects of Marvel Comics and the co-creator of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. He also wrote and drew Captain America, The Hulk, Superman, and The X-Men (for which he designed the classic title logo); generated more than 150 original storytelling devices and techniques that changed the direction of the comics medium; and evolved a devoted cult of followers who have nicknamed him The Innovator. Wizard magazine credits Steranko as the 5th Most Influential Artist in the history of the form. He has painted a multitude of movie posters, record albums, and book covers; and in 1975, created Red Tide, the First Modern Graphic Novel. As the editor-publisher of the international newsstand entertainment magazine Prevue, he conducted hundreds of superstar interviews and penned more than three million words. He numbers among his friends and associates writers Mickey Spillane, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury; the animation giants Ralph Bakshi and Shamus Culhane; and directors Federico Fellini, John Huston, and Orson Welles. As a musician, he gigged with Bill Haley in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll; as a pop-culture icon, he has appeared at more than 350 international events and exhibited his work worldwide, including at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and the Louvre in Paris; his two volumes of The History of Comics have sold more than 100,000 copies each; as an escape artist, his death-defying performances inspired the character Mister Miracle and, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, he was the man upon which the protagonist of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay was based; and more-photographer, ad agency art director, sideshow fire-eater, male model, typographer, designer…the list goes on. As a filmmaker, he collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas – for whom he created the look of Indiana Jones – and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular films. He served as Creative Consultant for the History Channel’s two-hour documentary Comic-Book Superheroes-Unmasked; shook up Twitter with his innovative TNT technique (visit his live Sunday-night sessions by typing in iamsteranko); and is currently prepping An Evening with Steranko for theatrical venues across the country.

His recent Captain America covers topped Marvel sales charts; the IDW SHIELD Artist’s Edition sold out before publication (and won an Eisner Award); and the 2017 Overstreet Price Guide – with his Batman cover – had record-breaking sales. His covers on the record-setting Action 1000 and Captain America 700 have polled as fan favorites. Over the past several decades, he has amassed more than 100 highly-commercial Intellectual Properties, his Theatre of Concepts, which range from children’s interactive-learning entertainments to high-action adult digital gaming, from science fiction to superheroes. His vision is to shape, structure, and synthesize character-driven projects with state-of- the-art technology for the World of Tomorrow. And he’s still the best-dressed man in comics.

Joe Giella returns to the Baltimore Comic-Con for a rare appearance. The oldest living artist to have worked on Batman, this Golden and Silver Age creator worked at Timely, Marvel, and DC Comics as a penciller and inker. In addition to working on the comic, Giella provided pencils and inks on the Batman syndicated strip, as well as the syndicated Flash Gordon, The Phamtom, Mary Worth, and Sherlock Holmes comic strips. The United States Postal Service honored Giella by using two of his pieces of art for their 2006 “DC Super Heroes” collection of postage stamps. He has been honored with an Ink Pot Award, as well as being presented with the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement award at the 2016 Harvey Awards ceremony.

Paul Levitz has been a mainstay at DC Comics since 1972, serving as a writer, editor, and President (2002 – 2009) over the tenure of his career. His name is synonymous with the Legion of Super-Heroes, which he wrote from 1977-1979 and 1981-1989, and he created such notable characters as the Stalker, the Earth-2 Huntress, and Lucien the Librarian. Levitz has since returned to writing the Legion of Super-Heroes for the New 52, as well as the Earth-2 centric book, World’s Finest. After ending his career as DC Comics employee, Levitz moved onto the next phase of his career, accepting a Board of Directors position with BOOM! Studios. He has recently contributed Brooklyn Blood to Dark Horse Presents from Dark Horse Comics and guest edited and contributed an essay to DC’s Action Comics #1000.

A board member of Hero Initiative, retired writer and editor Denny O’Neil spent much of his career making an indelible mark at Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Initially brought on as a writer at Marvel, he had a hand in writing or scripting diverse titles including Strange Tales, X-Men, Millie the Model, and Rawhide Kid. After a year at Charlton Comics, he followed editor Dick Giordano to DC Comics, where he assumed writing duties for Beware the Creeper, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and, perhaps most notably, Batman. On that title, he embraced the dark roots of the character, creating and defining the tone for numerous characters from the series. He returned to Marvel in the 1980s, assuming writing chores on Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Iron Man where he once again created numerous recurring characters in the respective titles’ mythos. He also served as an editor during his Marvel stint on numerous titles and runs before returning as Batman Group editor at DC, where he also wrote The Question, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, and Batman: Sword of Azrael.

“We’re still months away from the show, and our guest list is already incredible,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “These four guys are amazing — we haven’t had Jim to the show since 2001, so we’re excited to have him rejoin us in 2018, and adding Joe, Paul, and Denny to the mix just knocks the ouevre of the room out of the park.”

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

HeroesCon 2018 Add Legends Mike Royer, Steranko & more

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Mike Royer, Jim Steranko, Ben Caldwell, Shane Davis, Nathan Fox, Rudy Nebres, Jerry Ordway, Tim Sale, Dean Trippe and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

BEN CALDWELL Prez, A-Force, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Dare Detectives
SHANE DAVIS Axcend, Superman Earth One, Superman Batman, Green Lantern
JEFF DEKAL Iron Fist, Kingpin, Hulk
MICHAEL EURY | FRI & SAT ONLY Editor-in-Chief of Back Issue Magazine
JOHN FLOYD | Wonder Woman & Tasmanian Devil, Django Unchained, Batman, Rune
NATHAN FOX | The Weatherman, Vertigo SFX, Captain Victory, Dogs of War, Haunt, DMZ
JODY LEHEUP | The Weatherman, Shirtless Bear-Fighter
DANIEL LEISTER Lord of Gore, Werewolf Run, Hack/Slash
RUDY NEBRES Dr Strange, Conan, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Eerie, Creepy
JERRY ORDWAY | Superman , Captain Marvel, Infinity Inc., WildStar
MIKE ROYER | Mister Miracle, Kamandi, Superman, The Demon, Disney, Tarzan, New Gods
TIM SALE | Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, Catwoman
CHRIS SCHWEIZER The Creeps, The Crogan Adventures, Pirates of the Caribbean
KEVIN SHARPE | Thor, He-Man, X-Men
BRIAN SHEARER | GI Joe, Transformers, Doctor Who, William the Last
JIM STERANKO | Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., History of Comics, Prevue Magazine
DEAN TRIPPE | Something Terrible, Power Lunch, Butterfly, Project: Rooftop

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TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

Special Events at Niagara Falls Comic Con 2018

Niagara Falls Comic Con offers fans a special, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend some social time with comics industry legend Jim SterankoDonald Gibb (Revenge of the Nerds’ Ogre), and Cheers’ John RatzenbergerGeorge Wendt.

Tickets available at the link!

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Beers With Cliff & Norm

Join us for a rare experience to have a frosty cold one with Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) & Norm Peterson (George Wendt) from Cheers on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM in Room 201!

This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes:

  • One beer with collectible mug.
  • One 8×10 photo op with John Ratzenberger and George Wendt printed on site.
  • Limited to 50.
  • Must be 19 years of age or older with valid government ID.
  • You MUST have a ticket to Niagara Falls Comic Con to attend this event.
  • Please note this is a separate ticketed event and does not include admission into Niagara Falls Comic Con.
  • No refunds or exchanges unless Beers With Cliff and Norm is cancelled.

*Please note that John Ratzenberger shall not, under any circumstances, hold any prop (this includes a beer mug filled or not filled with liquid) during the photo ops. Any attendee requesting the guest to hold a prop of any sort will be told this is not allowed. If the ticket holder persists on the guest holding a prop they will be removed from the photo op session and forfeit their photo op with the guest, without a refund.

Please bring your ticket to the NFCC Merchandise Booth located on the show floor prior to the event to pick up your Beers with Cliff and Norm lanyard.

Beers With Cliff & Norm: $115.95 + Taxes and Fees

Beers With Ogre

NERDS! Ever wondered what it would be like to have a beer with Revenge of the Nerds’ Ogre (Donald Gibb)? Now you can find out!

 

Join us on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM in Room 201 for this once in a lifetime experience that includes:

  • One beer with collectible mug.
  • One 8×10 photo op with Don Gibb printed on site.
  • Must be 19 years of age or older with valid government ID.
  • You MUST have a ticket to Niagara Falls Comic Con to attend this event.
  • Please note this is a separate ticketed event and does not include admission into Niagara Falls Comic Con.
  • No refunds or exchanges unless Beers With Ogre is cancelled.

Please bring your ticket to the NFCC Merchandise Booth located on the show floor prior to the event to pick up your Beers with Ogre lanyard.

Beers With Ogre: $74.95 + Taxes and Fees

Dinner with Steranko

Join us for a rare intimate and interactive experience with comics legend Jim Steranko! Jim will be in attendance and take part in an after-dinner conversation about the creator’s life and career with plenty of time for intimate conversational exchange. Presented by Sketchbook Comics.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes:

  • One three course dinner including choice of appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Three autographs (bring your own items)

Please note this is a separate ticketed event and does not include admission into Niagara Falls Comic Con.

Dinner location will be disclosed upon attendee on-site registration. Registration takes place at the Niagara Falls Comic Con Merch Booth Friday, June 1st. Registration closes at 7:45pm.

Dinner with Steranko: $124.95 + Taxes and Fees

 

UK – Empire Day Signing

David Prowse, Darth Vader from the original Star Wars trilogy, appears at the Feltham Assembly Hall to celebrate EMPIRE DAY on  Saturday, 16 December 2017 from 10:00 to 18:00.

  • Bill Westley: Asst. Director of The Empire Strikes Back
  • Colin Skeaping: stunt double for Luke Skywalker in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi; also Death Star trooper Devin Cant in A New Hope
  • Christopher Muncke: Captain Khurgee, the scanning crew leader and pilot, in A New Hope
  • Anthony Smee: Imperial Major Hewex in Return of the Jedi
  • Malcolm Weaver: stunt performer

Tickets available at the link…

Feltham Assembly Hall
Feltham Parks, Hounslow Road TW14 9DN Feltham
United Kingdom

Montreal Comiccon 2017 Hosts David Tennant, Nathan Fillion & Many More

Press Release:

Montreal Comiccon is a pop-culture fan convention that showcases artists and products from entertainment genres like: Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming in all its forms, and, of course, bande dessinée and comic books. It features a large array of exhibits with several companies demonstrating their wares and a few vehicles or set pieces from film or television are on display, a shopping experience like no other, aimed at fans that are looking for games, T-Shirts, comics, toys, statues, DVDs/Blu-rays, replicas and more collector items.

Fans have the opportunity come to meet their favorite creators from the world of comics and BD, get their autographs, buy a sketch or thank them for their work. Additionally, one of the biggest draws, fans get to meet the personalities behind their favorite TV shows and movies. Celebrities participate in autograph sessions, photo opportunities and Q&As that accommodate between 700 and 3000 fans.

Fans are encouraged (but not obliged) to come dressed as their favorite pop culture characters, be they from movies, TV, video games or comics. It culminates at the Masquerade, the big costuming competition that brings in judges from across the globe, over 60 competitors, and close to 3000 fans to cheer them on when they hit the big stage.

Over the course of three days, fans are treated to over 100 different panel discussions and workshops that help further promote comics, costuming, gaming and pop culture in general. A gaming zone for fans to discover new game demos, participate in tourneys or simply enjoy some free-play. Video games are feature for both indie games and AAA studios with demos and eSports tournaments. Screenings for short and feature films are presented that include fans films, as well as independent and studio productions.

Montreal Comiccon is proud to announce a strong starter line-up focused on fans favourite franchises.

Nathan Fillion is best known to Firefly enthusiast as Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a role he reprised in the 2005 film Serenity – though most recently was the star of the hit series Castle.

David Tennant is loved by legions of fans for his role as the 10th Doctor on the international hit series Doctor Who. Since then, he’s had a successful run starring on several dramas including the BBC series Broadchurch and Netflix’s Jessica Jones.

John Rhys-Davies has had a long and varied career, starring in several TV series like Sliders and the The Shannara Chronicles, though best known for his roles as Sallah in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and, of course, Gimli, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. The Harry Potter franchise has risen to the top as one of the most impactful, and we have none other than the actor who portrayed evil wizard Lucius Malfoy, Jason Isaacs, who was just announced as one of the leads on the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery.  Comiccon will also be celebrating 20 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with the presence of James Marsters, who played the sometimes good, mostly evil vampire, Spike. As ever, Star Wars remains one of the most adored franchise, and we’ll be bringing in the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter, Boba Fett, as played by actor Jeremy Bulloch.

For twenty five years, Kevin Conroy has been considered the definitive voice of Batman, starting with Batman: The Animated Series. Beyond the 85-episode run, he has been the voice of Bruce Wayne in multiple TV series, animated films, and video games, including the acclaimed video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, and will return as the Dark Knight in Injustice 2, slated for release in May 2017.

Video Games continue to dominate the entertainment market and one of the bestselling for 2016 was Ubisoft’s own Watch Dogs 2. For this year’s event, Comiccon will focus on the talented group of motion capture actors, who bring the game’s DedSec team of hackers to life:  Tasya Teles (Sitara), Shawn Baichoo (Wrench), and Jonathan Dubsky (Josh), Christopher Jacot (Dusan), John Tench (T-Bone) and Ruffin Prentiss (Marcus).

From comic books to cartoons, toys, and blockbuster films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been a mainstay for over 30 years. We are very thrilled to welcome the co-creator of TMNT, Kevin Eastman, whom, to this day, continues to write and draw for the IDW series. Joining him will be the creator of American Flagg, Howard Chaykin, whom also has the distinction of being the very first artist on the Marvel Comics 1977 Star Wars. In addition, fans can look forward to meeting Glenn Fabry, the painter and illustrator known for his covers on Preacher, 2000 A.D., and, most recently American Gods; Marguerite Sauvage, the artist on the breakthrough Valiant comic series Faith, and also created the Montreal Comiccon 2017 poster art; plus Julien Paré-Sorel, the artist on the anxiously-awaited comic series Dans une galaxie près de chez vous, which is written by the original show creators Pierre-Yves Bernard et Claude Legault and expected to release in 2018.

Fans of costume building are in for a special treat with some of the most popular professional cosplayers. These include Italian cosplayer Leon Chiro and one of the hosts of the new TV series Cosplay Melee, LeeAnna Vamp. They’ll be there to meet fans and offer tips and tricks at their costume panels. As ever, the Masquerade costume contest will be taking place on Saturday, July 8, where amateur costume makers take to the Comiccon stage to compete in front of industry judges.

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For tickets and further information please go to the website: www.montrealcomiccon.com

HeroesCon 2017 Welcomes Back Jim Steranko

Comics legend Jim Steranko returns to Charlotte on June 16-18, 2017 to help HeroesCon celebrate its 35th Anniversary!

Steranko is praised by comic book fans and creators for his surrealistic style incorporated in the Silver and Bronze Age with Marvel flagship characters like Nick Fury, the X-Men, and Captain America.  He would later enter the publishing field with movie magazines like Prevue, and even designed characters and concepts for major films like RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and Francis Ford Coppola’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA.

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TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

MA – Boston Pops Celebrates John Williams

Be a part of Boston Pops history as conductor Keith Lockhart and special guest Karen Allen celebrate the legacy of the Laureate Conductor, John Williams on April 7-8, 2017. This concert will include over 55 years of material from John’s six decades as a film composer and will be recorded for a CD release in the spring. This is your chance to hear not just the great classics, but the rarities like Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Towering InfernoTickets available online now!

Ticket price includes one complimentary John Williams Tribute CD for every two tickets purchased. CDs will be sent out in May.
Please note: seating for this concert will be theatre-style (not tables) on the floor.

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Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
617-266-1492

MA – John Williams Conducts Boston Pops

Legendary film composer JOHN WILLIAMS conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday May 31st and Thursday June 1st, 2017. Tickets available online now!

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Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams shares the podium with Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart for this signature concert. The brilliant composer and conductor behind films including Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and the Harry Potter series, brings you a night of some of the most memorable movie music of all time. This is a concert not to be missed!

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
617-266-1492

MA – John Williams Film Night

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Legendary film composer JOHN WILLIAMS conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Thursday May 12th and Friday May 13, 2016. Tickets available at the link… **SOLD OUT**

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Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Jurassic Park, the Harry Potter series — John Williams has more iconic movie scores to his name than any other composer in history. Now, the Boston Pops laureate conductor joins Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart for a night of some of the all-time great movie music. With 50 Oscar nominations, five wins and 22 Grammys, Williams is a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award. Now you can experience this legendary conductor and composer live at Boston Symphony Hall. Plus, each ticket includes the Pops’ The Red Sox Album.

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Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
617-266-1492

Big Wow! ComicFest Returns to San Jose

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bigwow2015Press Release:

Big Wow Comic Fest arrives to the San Jose Convention Center on April 18-19, 2015, bringing two days of comic books, art, collectable toys, sci-fi, fantasy, and celebrity FUN! Many of the nation’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for geeks, nerds, fans and true collectors, everywhere!

As the original comic-friendly show, we have fantastic comic book creator guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to welcome as our Featured Guests:

Jim Steranko (Legendary artist of Captain America & Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD)
Neal Adams (Legendary Illustrator of Superman, Batman, Avengers, X-Men, and lots more)
Dave Gibbons (Co-Creator of the classic comic “Watchman” made into a major Motion Picture)

Fan-Favorites: Art Adams (X-Men, Godzilla, and more), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama, Disney Poster Artist), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Herb Trimpe (Co-Creator of Wolverine) and over 75 more confirmed and added to our website!

Meet, get autographs, and learn the secrets of Show Biz from our spectacular CELEBRITY GUESTS:

Tom Felton (Harry Potter’s “Draco Malfoy” and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)
Daniel Cudmore (X-Men’s “Colossus”, and Twilight’s “Felix”)
Jake Lloyd (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’s “Anakin Skywalker” and Jingle All The Way)

Also appearing will be Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Gary Graham (Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise), George “The Giant” (Big Fish), John Stanley (Creature Features) and more.

Admission is only:

•  1 Day Adult (15 and older) $25.00 and 2 Day Adult $35.00

• 1 Day Child (8-14) $10.00 and 2 Day Child $15.00 Children under 8 are Free!

Save $5.00 off tickets by purchasing them online at www.bigwowcomicfest.com or at participating comic book retailers.

 

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