The Orlando Comic Expo to Debut in September 2012 with Bob Camp, Ben Templesmith, Ron Wilson, and More
The Orlando Comic Expo is Coming Soon
July 23rd, 2012 – The Orlando Comic Expo will debut on September 23rd, 2012!
With a large selection of vendors selling comic books, action figures, cards, games, manga and Star Wars items there will be something for everyone. A fine foray of local writers and artists will be exhibiting their works, selling original artwork and commissions. In addition, an art contest and costume contest will be held for any attendee to participate in and have the chance to win convention cash! Whether you are a collector, aspiring artist, or just want to enjoy the sights that are included in a convention filled with a hodgepodge of costumed heroes (and villains) walking around—chances are that the Orlando Comic Expo will make for a fun-filled day with family and friends!
Be sure to arrive early to pick-up a FREE Orlando Comic Expo exclusive poster featuring the Fantastic Four’s mighty clobberin’ hero, “The Thing”! The poster was created by Marvel Comics artist, Ron Wilson (who will be in attendance).
In addition, the Orlando Comic Expo has teamed up with Orlando-area comic book store, “A Comic Shop” to host a “Pre-Show Party” on Saturday, September 22nd from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Everyone is invited to enjoy the evening surrounded by other like-minded pop culture fanatics, guests of the show and other cool characters. The beer is FREE, courtesy of the Orlando Comic Expo (IDs will be checked at the door).
The Orlando Comic Expo will feature the following industry professionals that attendees are invited to meet, greet, and commission artwork from at the convention:
- - Bob Camp: Artist, cartoonist, writer, director, and famed co-creator of “Ren and Stimpy”
- - Richard LeParmentier: Actor who portrayed Darth Vader’s dissenting “Admiral Motti” in Star Wars: A New Hope. Recipient of Darth Vader’s force-grip and the infamous, “I find your lack of faith disturbing”.
- - Ron Wilson: Legendary Marvel Comics artist.
- - Ben Templesmith: Co-creator of “30 Days of Night” and nominee for the highly esteemed “Eisner Award”.
- - Nalini Krishan: Actress who portrayed Jedi, “Barriss Offee” in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
- - Christian Slade: Former Disney animator and artist known for his popular all-ages graphic novel, “Korgi”.
- - Richard Livingston: Concept artist and former Disney layout artist (credits include: Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo and Stitch and Brother Bear).
The Orlando Comic Expo will be on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Doubletree Hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza) near the Orlando International Airport. Admission is $10 for adults and admission is FREE for children (12 and under). Parking is FREE.
DoubleTree Hotel (near Orlando airport)
5555 Hazeltine National Drive
Orlando, FL 32812
ORLANDO MEGACON MEDIA GUEST LIST IS GETTING BIGGER
MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of guests and events to its February 17th – 19th, 2012 show. MegaCon will take place at the Orange County Convention Center at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, FL.
TOM FELTON just added to the Megacon Media Guest list. Tom played Draco Malfoy in all eight of the award winning Harry Potter movies. He also recently portrayed Dodge Landon in the award winning Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Other media stars include:
Star Trek Voyager – Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Tim Russ (Tuvok)
Vampire Diaries – Joseph Morgan (Klaus), David Anders (John Gilbert), Lauren Cohan (Rose)
Babylon 5 – Bruce Boxleitner (John Sheridan), Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari), and Stephen Furst (Vir Cotto)
Star Wars – David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti) and Daniel Logan (Boba Fett)
Warehouse 13 – Eddie McClintok (Pete Lattimer), Sal Rubinek (Artie Nielson), Kate Mulgrew (Jane Lattimer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel – Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris)
StarGate – Tony Amendola (Natchok Var), Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett), Corin Nemec (Jonas Quinn)
Wayne’s World, True Lies, Krull the Conquerer, Warehouse 13 – Tia Carrere
Ghosthunter’s International – Scott Tepperman, Paul Bradford
Robot Chicken – Matt Senreich, Zeb Wells
Other events include:
Friday evening Indy Film Festival, Zombie Walk, Friday evening reception at the Doubletree International for MegaCon Hotel guests, Lightning Fast Speed Dating, Live music by Emerald Rose, Frenchy and the Punk, and Vic Mignogna, Saturday night anime dance, anime viewing room, Saturday night party at the Rosen Plaza, all three days Paint and Take, RPG, LARP, Card gaming and much more…
MegaCon sponsors: I AM 3D, Funimation, Comics Guaranty Corporation and Students of the Unusual
Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.
Orange County Convention Center – West Building
The Steel City Con is very proud to announce that the following guests will be appearing at the upcoming Steel City Con. This is a rare opportunity for you to meet American Icons! All of the following guests will be signing from 10am – 4pm BOTH Saturday and Sunday unless noted.
YES, THIS IS MAJOR NEWS!
LINDSAY WAGNER – This is an EXTREMELY RARE Signing Appearance and we encourage everyone to make plans now to attend the July Steel City Con! Lindsay Wagner is is an EMMY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS who is most widely known for her portrayal of Jaime Sommers in the 1970’s televison series THE BIONIC WOMAN. In this role, she played a former tennis pro who was the childhood sweetheart of Steve Austin (THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN). In the series she was critically injured in a skydiving accident and, at Steve’s request, she was equipped with bionic limbs similar to his own.
BUY YOUR 3 DAY PASS NOW so you are first in line to meet Lindsay Wagner!
Special Note: Lindsay Wagner’s signing appearance is made possible through the generous Individual Sponsorship of Tim Bendig & Ken Wimer, Jr.
MARGOT KIDDER – Ms. Kidder is best known for her portrayal of LOIS LANE in all 4 original SUPERMAN movies. She also starred in the 1973 Brian De Palma film “Sisters” and the 1979 cult-classic THE AMITYVILLE HORROR.
JEREMY BULLOCH – Mr. Bulloch is best known for his role as the Bounty Hunter “BOBA FETT” in the original STAR WARS trilogy. He has appeared in numberous British TV and Film productions, including DOCTOR WHO and ROBIN OF SHERWOOD.
BETSY RUSSELL – Ms. Russell is an American Actress who is best known for her role in PRIVATE SCHOOL (1983) and “Jill Tuck, ” the ex-wife of the Jigsaw Killer in the SAW Film series.
TORRIE WILSON – Torrie is a former WWE DIVA! She is an American Professional Wrestler, fitness competitor and model. She is best known for er tenures in World Championship Wrestlers (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where she worked on both their SmackDown and Raw brands throughout her 8 year run
DENNIS HASKINS – Mr. Haskins is an American Actor best known for his role as “Principal Richard Belding” in the teen sitcom SAVED BY THE BELL, which ran from 1989 to 1993 on NBC. He then went on to star in SAVED BY THE BELL: THE NEW CLASS, which aired from 1993 to 2000. He also portrayed the role as a regular in Good Morning, Miss Rabbit.
RICHARD LEPARMENTIER – Richard is an American born British Actor, best known for his role as ” Admiral Motti” in STAR WARS Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) and the acerbic police lieutenant Santino in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
For details go to http://www.steelcitycon.com