Inaugural Dallas Comic Show Debuts April 23-24

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Press Release:

Dallas Comic Show is meant to be a nice throwback to the good old days of pop culture conventions, with affordable admission prices, a nice mix of guests from both the comic book and media realm, and carefully curated vendors offering high quality and licensed product.  There’s a strict “no fan art” policy for all artist alley tables, bringing back the purity of creator-owned product and original content for customers to check out.

Comic book guests include Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Tony Harris (Star Wars: C-3PO), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny Inhumans), Cully Hamner (Red), Tony Bedard (Supergirl), Mark Verheiden (Netflix’s Daredevil writer/producer), Mark A. Nelson (Aliens), Michael Lark (Lazarus), James O’Barr (The Crow), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) and more.

Media guests include Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Jamie Kennedy (Scream 1-3), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints), Billy West (Futurama and Ren & Stimpy), Samantha Newark (Jem), Judith Hoag (TMNT’s April O’Neil), Taimak (The Last Dragon) and Dragon Ball Z voices Chris Rager and Josh Martin.

Special events include:
  • World premiere signing of Dark Horse’s ALIENS 30th Anniversary hardcover with writer Mark Verheiden and artist Mark A. Nelson.
  • Brian Stelfreeze and Tony Harris make their first signing appearances since the release of Marvel’s super hot Black Panther #1 and Star Wars: C-3PO.
  • Special film screenings with guest Q&As on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX.

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This is a fun family event for all ages, Q&A panels all weekend, and costume contest Saturday night.  All the info can be found at www.dallascomicshow.com

UK – Amazing Spider-Man Signing

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Legendary comic writer Dan Slott will be signing copies of Spider-Man comics and graphic novels at Forbidden Planet London at 6:00 PM on Wednesday 9th March.

Dan Slott is an American comic-book writer best known for Avengers: Initiative, Mighty Avengers, She-Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man. He was the sole writer of the controversial Superior Spider-Man, where Peter Parker was replaced by Doctor Otto Octavius, and the Silver Surfer. He’s renowned for injecting humour into typically serious superhero books.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to time restrictions, there may be limits placed on the number of items signed.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

New England Super Megafest Comic Con Announces Panel & Photo Op Schedule

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New England Super Megafest Comic Con has announced their panel and photo op schedule for this weekend’s show on November 21-22, 2015 at the Sheraton in Framingham, MA.

***FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th***

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Optional Early Advance Ticket Holder Attendee Check-In ONLY.

8:00 PM – 11:30 PM – COSPLAY COMEDY KICKOFF PARTY (separate admission)

 

***SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st***

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Advance Ticket Holder Early Entry.

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM – HIGH ADVENTURE BAND PERFORMANCE

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – RICKY WHITTLE

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – MICHAEL BIEHN

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – NINJA TURTLES – MICHELAN SISTI and LEIF TILDEN with JUDITH HOAG

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON MEET & GREET (CANCELLED)

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM – Star Wars Trivia Contest

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Costume Contest

8:00 PM – Midnight – Saturday COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST Concert – included with admission!

9:00 PM – MIDNIGHT – Saturday Night CosCLUB Party – included with admission!

 

***SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd***

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Advance Ticket Holder Early Entry.

12:00 – 12:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – NICHELLE NICHOLS

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – KEVIN MCNALLY

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – TATUM O’NEAL

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – Question and Answer Session – CAROLL SPINNEY

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates

 

RKO ARMY SHADOWCAST PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

***SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st***

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM – Firefly: Out of Gas Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission!

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM – Firefly: Jaynestown Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM – Buffy: Once More With Feeling Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

5:00 PM – 6:45 PM – REPO! The Genetic Opera Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast performance by RKO Army – included with Weekend or Saturday show admission

 

PROFESSIONAL PANEL SCHEDULE

***SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st***

12:00 PM- 12:45 PM – WORLD BUILDING – Hosted by New England Horror Writers

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – SUPER-STORY TELLING THROUGH VIOLENCE – Hosted by East Coast Combative Arts

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – THE ART OF GENRE WRITING – Hosted by Stacey Longo and Matt Herring

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – COMBAT: TAKING ON THE MOUNTAIN – Hosted by East Coast Combative Arts

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – GETTING PUBLISHED 101 – Hosted by New England Horror Writers

 

***SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd***

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – GETTING PUBLISHED 101 – Hosted by New England Horror Writers

12:00  PM – 12:45 PM – DR WHO 101 – Hosted by Matt Herring

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – INFO-TAINMENT – BALANCING HISTORY AND ENTERTAINMENT IN FIGHT SCENES – Hosted by East Coast Combative Arts

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – THE ART OF GENRE WRITING – Hosted by Stacey Longo and Matt Herring

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates

 

PROFESSIONAL PHOTO OP SCHEDULE

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE PHOTO-OP SESSION START TIME.

NOTE: Professional Photo ops are purchased directly with photography company at convention.

***SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st***

11:15 – Bobby Hart
11:30 – Bob Morley (CANCELLED)
11:45 – Caroll Spinney
12:00 – John Schneider/Catherine Bach (Singles/Doubles)
12:30 – Michael Biehn
12:45 – Kevin McNally
1:00 – Judith Hoag
1:15 – Michelan Sisti/Leif Tilden (Singles/Doubles)
1:30 – Dennis Rodman
1:50 – Trish Stratus/Lita-Amy Dumas (Singles/Doubles)
2:00 – Richard Dean Anderson (CANCELLED)
2:50 – Ricky Whittle
3:00 – John Schneider/Catherine Bach with General Lee Car(Singles/Doubles) – note: line up at car
3:25 – TBA
3:45 – Nichelle Nichols
4:05 – Addy Miller
4:20 – Michael Winslow
4:30 – Peter Tork
4:45 – Kristanna Loken

 

***SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd***

11:00 – Bob Morley (CANCELLED)
11:10 – Caroll Spinney
11:20 – Bobby Hart
11:30 – Michael Winslow
11:40 – Tom Wopat/John Schneider/Catherine Bach (Singles/Doubles/Triples)
12:00 – Addy Miller
12:15 – Judith Hoag
12:30 – Michelan Sisti/Leif Tilden (Singles/Doubles)
12:45 – Michael Biehn
1:00 – Tom Wopat/John Schneider/Catherine Bach with General Lee (Singles/Doubles/Triples) – note: line up at car
1:35 – Nichelle Nichols
1:55 – Kristanna Loken
2:05 – Ricky Whittle
2:15 – Kevin McNally
2:30 – Peter Tork
2:45 – Richard Dean Anderson (CANCELLED)

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE PHOTO-OP SESSION START TIME.

For information and tickets please visit the website: www.supermegafest.com

UK – Spider-Verse Signing

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Writer DAN SLOTT will be signing SPIDER-VERSE (HC), Amazing Spider-Man #1 and #2 and Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 22nd July from 5 – 7pm!

In the SPIDER-VERSE, the evil Inheritors begin exterminating spider-characters throughout the multiverse, and every single Spider-Man ever is needed to save the day! An inter-dimensional spider-army gathers to fight Morlun and his deadly family, but none of them is safe as the Prophecy comes to fruition! What will this brutal war for survival mean for Peter Parker and the rest of the spiders?

And don’t miss issues #1 and #2 of Spider-Man 2099, and the continuation of the story in Vol. 3- back by popular demand!

Dan Slott is an American comic-book writer best known for Avengers: Initiative, Mighty Avengers, She-Hulk, Superior Spider-Man. He’s currently the sole writer of Amazing Spider-Man and The Silver Surfer. He’s renowned for injecting humour into typically serious superhero books.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

NYC – Amazing Spider-Man/Silver Surfer Signing

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Writer Dan Slott appears at Comic Book Jones on Saturday June 20th from 3:00 till 7:00 PM to sign Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows and Last Days of Silver Surfer!

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Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10303
(718) 448-1234

CA – An Evening with Ralph Bakshi

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Press Release:

USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, in conjunction with the American Cinematheque, invite you and a guest to attend An Evening with Ralph Bakshi and Fritz the Cat (1972) at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 26th, 2015

A screening of the groundbreaking X-rated animated feature Fritz the Cat will be followed by a discussion with Ralph Bakshi about his exceptional career.

Hosted by SCA Director of Programming Alessandro Ago.

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Bakshi Productions will sell artwork before and after the event in the George Lucas Building Lobby.

About Fritz the Cat (1972)

Sex-obsessed tomcat Fritz drops out of NYU and embraces every new experience that crosses his path, including easy sex and drugs. But Fritz ends up holding the dynamite that will detonate the ultimate 1960s statement when he joins a group of radical hippies. Based on underground comic-book artist Robert Crumb’s revolutionary character, Fritz the Cat became the first X-rated cartoon.

Written & Directed by Ralph Bakshi. Produced by Steve Krantz.
Provided courtesy of Park Circus. Rated X. Running time: 78 minutes.

About Ralph Bakshi

Blasted into public consciousness – and controversy – by the first X-rated cartoon, FRITZ THE CAT (1972), legendary writer-director-producer Ralph Bakshi’s career in animation spans an astounding 50 years. He channeled the freewheeling spirit of underground comics in such films as HEAVY TRAFFIC (1973) and COONSKIN (1975), battling protests and censors to open the doors to cartoons with adult situations. He tapped further into the zeitgeist with WIZARDS (1977) and THE LORD OF THE RINGS (1978), catching the mid-70s wave of interest in sci-fi and fantasy that broke with STAR WARS. Bakshi’s work was adventurous visually as well as thematically; RINGS and AMERICAN POP (1981) are landmarks of rotoscoping, a type of animation where live-action footage is traced onto cels.

While these features solidified Bakshi’s stake in animation history, he has never been content to rest on his laurels. He re-invented Saturday morning cartoons with “The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse,” a show that proved to be a precursor for irreverent fare such as “The Ren & Stimpy Show.” And in the latest turn to a brilliant career, Bakshi has taken up the paintbrush; his work can be viewed at www.ralphbakshi.com.

About the Moderator

Alessandro Ago is the Director of Programming and Special Projects at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he programs film screenings, festivals, guest speakers and special events. Ago curates Outside the Box [Office], a screening series dedicated to bringing new international, documentary and independent cinema to USC, often followed by conversations with filmmakers, which Ago moderates. Ago has produced festivals celebrating the work of Dino De Laurentiis, John Wayne, Roger Corman, Costa Gavras, Maurice Jarre, Dennis Hopper, Albert Broccoli and the James Bond franchise, as well as world cinema showcases focusing on Japan, Italy, Bollywood, South America and the Middle East. In 2013, he produced a major retrospective of the seminal ABC television series Twin Peaks, featuring panel discussions with 50 members of the cast and crew.

With a special interest in Italian cinema, Ago has hosted events with Roberto Saviano, Mario Monicelli, Lina Wertmueller, Gabriele Salvatores, Claudia Cardinale, Pupi Avati, Enzo G. Castellari, Marco Bellocchio, Dario Argento and Franco Nero. Ago lectures about Italian cinema at the Italian Cultural Institute in Westwood, California and has taught undergraduate film courses at USC, including Transnational Nightmares and Filmmaking, Italian Style and, most recently, Italian Genre Cinema and Society. He co-produced the 2006 & 2007 editions of Los Angeles – Italia: The Film, Fashion and Art Fest at Mann’s Chinese 6-plex, as well as the 2006 Capri-Hollywood Film Festival in Capri, Italy.

Ago is one of the curators responsible for selecting the films that comprise the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase, a documentary film diplomacy initiative, and has traveled with AFS film envoys to Cyprus, Mexico, Egypt, China, Tajikistan, Bolivia, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Bangladesh, and Turkmenistan. Ago is also the Executive Producer of USC’s annual First Look Festival.
Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #4, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

About USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative

Visions and Voices is a university-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. The initiative was established by USC President C. L. Max Nikias during his tenure as provost in order to fulfill the goals set forth in USC’s strategic plan; to communicate USC’s core values to students; and to affirm the human spirit. Emphasizing the university’s commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, the initiative features a spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university. The series includes theatrical productions, music and dance performances, conferences, lectures, film screenings and many other special events both on and off campus. Each program invites students to dialogue and interact with artists, writers, professors and special guests. These interactions provide a dynamic experience of the arts and humanities and encourage active exploration of USC’s core values, including freedom of inquiry and expression, team spirit, appreciation of diversity, commitment to serving one’s community, entrepreneurial spirit, informed risk-taking, ethical conduct and the search for truth.

For more information, visit www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices

The Ray Stark Family Theatre: SCA 108
George Lucas Building
USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

NYC – Cosplay Day 2014

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Writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer) appears at JHU Comic Books in Staten Island on Saturday, August 23rd from 2:00 till 4:00 pm!

JHU Comic Books
299B New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-6299

NYC – Superior Spider-Man #25 Signing

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Writer Dan Slott appears at JHU Comic Books in Staten Island on Wednesday, January 15th at 6:00 pm to sign Superior Spider-Man’s 25th issue! (Purchase of the issue is required to attend the signing.)

JHU Comic Books
299B New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-6299

IN – Spidey Writer Signs

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Superior Spider-Man writer Dan Slott signs at Downtown Comics in Castleton from noon till 7:00 pm on Saturday July 27, 2013. Limited VIP tickets available.

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Downtown Comics
5767 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46250

NYC – Superior Spider-Man Signing

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Writer Dan Slott signs at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday July 24th at 6:00pm!

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Press Release:

Hello to one and all! On July 24th, we here at JHU Comic Books will be welcoming one of our favorite creators, the Spectacular Dan Slott to his first appearance at our new 32nd st. location! That’s right folks, Dan will be here at 6pm on the day, signing copies of the new issue of Superior Spider-Man (where everyone’s favorite web-head gets a brand spanking new costume!)

As always, we must ask that you purchase a copy of Superior Spider-Man #14 in order to participate in the signing, and if you would like to bring any books of your own to the event to be signed, we ask that you observe the limit of 5 books per your turn on line (meaning you may get Superior Spider-Man #14 plus 4 other books signed your first turn on line and, time permitting, you may go to the back of the line to get an additional 5 items signed at your next turn)

So come on down and get a copy of the latest issue of Superior Spider-Man signed by wall crawling mastermind, Dan Slott! All here at JHU Comic Books, where fans and creators meet!

JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212)268-7088

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