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  • IDW Panel & Signing Schedule for NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    IDW has released their highly anticipated convention panel and signing schedules for this year’s New York Comic Con! Clear your own schedule, because you won’t want to miss any of this!

    BOOTH #1844

    Thursday October 9th

    1:00 – 2:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
    2:00 – 3:00 Transformers – John Barber, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
    3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Messina (*Check out the free Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Ashcan!)
    4:00 – 5:00 Manhunter Artist’s Edition Launch Party! – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
    4:00 – 5:00 Zombies vs Robots, Mars Attacks: First Born – Chris Ryall
    5:00 – 6:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Louise Simonson, Derek Charm
    6:00 – 7:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard, Andy Price

    Friday October 10th

    11:00 – 12:00 Dungeons & Dragons – Jim Zub, Max Dunbar  (*Check out the free D&D Ashcan!)
    12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry (*Check out the show exclusive V-Wars TPB!)
    1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry, Jeff Zornow
    1:00 – 2:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Derek Charm, Derek Fridolfs
    2:00 – 3:00 Manhunter Artist’s Edition, Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
    3:30 – 5:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated TV Blowout! – Ciro Nieli (Director), Brandon Auman (writer), Rob Paulsen (voice of Donatello), Greg Cipes (voice of Michelangelo) (*Check out the free poster from Nickelodeon!) (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
    5:00 – 6:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Paul Allor, Dario Brizuela, Cory Smith, Charles P. Wilson III
    6:00 – 7:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
    6:00 – 7:00 Kill Shakespeare – Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, Andy Belanger

    Saturday October 11th

    10:00 – 11:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
    11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Sara Richard
    12:00 – 1:00 X-Files – Joe Harris, Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon, Joe Corroney, Greg Scott
    12:00 – 1:00 Killogy Halloween Special – Alan Robert
    1:00 – 2:00 G.I. JOE – Mike Costa, Robert Atkins
    1:00 – 2:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
    2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Messina, Mike Johnson (*Check out the free Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Ashcan!)
    3:00 – 4:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War! & More! – Louise Simonson, Derek Charm
    4:00 – 5:00 Manhunter Artist’s Edition, Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
    4:00 – 5:00 Garbage Pail Kids – Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante (*Check out the free Garbage Pail Kids Ashcan!)
    5:00 – 6:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
    5:00 – 6:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
    6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott

    Sunday October 12th

    11:00 – 12:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman (*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
    12:00 – 1:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez  (*Check out the show exclusives!)
    1:00 – 2:00 The Illegitimates – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc Andreyko
    2:00 – 3:00 Garbage Pail Kids – Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante (*Check out the free Garbage Pail Kids Ashcan!)
    3:00 – 4:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)

    And check out all of IDW’s amazing panels this year!
    *We have added links that take you directly to these panels on the official New York Comic Con website schedule so you can add them to “My Show Planner” and sync them to your phone or calendar.

    Banned Horror Comics Walking Back from the Dead! Thursday, October 9th 4:15PM–5:00PM, Room 1A05
    A fearful look at 1950s HORROR COMICS criticized by Dr. Fredric Wertham, reviled in Senate investigations, destroyed in public book burnings! These Pre-Code comics like dead zombies are again walking to get U! Craig “Haunted Horror/IDW/Yoe Books” Yoe, Greg “ IDW President” Goldstein, Mike “Dark Horse” Richardson, Mike “The ‘Worst’ of Eerie Publications” Howlett, Carol “Wertham Debunker” Tilley explore EC + other publishers, the censoring Comics Code, the Golden Age of Horror Reprints, the TV + movies inspired by these scary comics!

    IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More! Thursday, October 9th, 6:15PM-7:00PM, Room 1A14
    2014 has been a huge year for IDW and Hasbro! Join Senior Editor & Writer John Barber, with very special guests Amy Mebberson, Katie Cook, Sarah Stone, Mairghread Scott and Jim Zub for inside information on what’s happening with My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. JOE, Dungeons & Dragons and more! Announcements, excitement, gossip, prizes and Q&A!

    IDW Publishing: The Big One Friday, October 10th 4:15PM–5:00PM, Room 1A14
    Want to find out what IDW’s top-secret announcements are for NYCC? This is the panel to hit! Join Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, President Greg Goldstein, Editor Sarah Gaydos and VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, with very special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Kate Leth, Jonathan Maberry, Joe Harris, and Scott Tipton for inside information on everything your favorite publisher has in the works! Plus…Prizes! Q&A!

    IDW Publishing: The Writers Saturday, October 11th 12:15PM–1:00PM, Room 1A14
    Meet the writers behind the best scripts in comics! Join IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood and an all-star cast of writers for a spirited discussion about what it takes to write a great comic! Featuring Louise Simonson, Mairghread Scott, Chris Ryall, John Barber, Scott Tipton, M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt and Jeff Kline!

    IDW Publishing: The Artists Saturday, October 11th 2:15PM–3:00PM, Room 1A14
    Want to find out just what it takes to be a working artist in the comic industry? Or, want to find out a little more about a few artists that are already there? This is the panel for you! Join Editor Sarah Gaydos, with very special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Alan Robert, menton3, Sarah Stone, Andy Price and Derek Charm, for an illuminating discussion on sequential art, and upcoming IDW projects! Plus, prizes and Q&A!
    About IDW Publishing
    IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

     

     

    TX – Men of Action Day

    June 19, 2013 by  
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    Writer Fred Van Lente, Robert Atkins (Variant Cover artist), Mark Roslan (Aspen Writer), Peter Steigerwald (Aspen Artist),and more sign at Heroes & Fantasies on Saturday, June 29, 2013!

    Press Release:

    Drop by your Heroes & Fantasies at 410 and Evers on Saturday, June 29 from noon to 5 p.m. and join us in celebrating Men of Action Day!

    Tons of fun and activities for the entire family!

    Comic Creators!
    Door Prizes!
    Exclusives
    Raffles!
    Cosplayers!
    Bounce House for the kids!
    Comic Art Auction!
    Green Screen Photo Op!

    Creators include:
    Mark Roslan (Aspen Writer), Peter Steigerwald (Aspen Artist),
    Fred Van Lente (IDW Writer), Robert Atkins (IDW Artist),
    Local Artists: Deirdre Noonan, Ben Bender, Charles Joy

    Heroes & Fantasies
    4923 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229
    Phone: (210) 340-0074

     

    Cincinnati Comic Expo (September 2012)

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    Convention Name
    Cincinnati Comic Expo
    Convention Website Address
    http://cincinnaticomicexpo.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    09/21/2012
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    09/23/2012
    Venue Name and Address
    Duke Energy Convention Center
    525 Elm Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    200
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Anime
    Additional Categories
    • Comic Books
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    George Perez, Stephen R. Bissette, John Totleben, Thomas Yeates, Rick Veitch, Tony Moore, Whilce Portacio, Renato Guedes, Steve Englehart, P. Craig Russell, Katie Cook, Georges Jeanty, Dave Dorman, Stephanie Buscema, Robert Atkins, Mike Royer, Chandler Riggs, Nick Gillard, Ian Petrella

    Cincinnati Comic Expo flyer

    IL – Snake-Eyes/Storm Shadow Signing

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    Artist Robert Atkins appears at Challengers from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday, May 23rd to meet fans and sign books. Copies of the brand-new SNAKE EYES AND STORM SHADOW #13 will be available, as well as previous issues, graphic novels and prints.

    Challengers Comics
    1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

    IL – Snake-Eyes Art Show

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    ROBERT ATKINS opens a GI Joe art exhibit on June 10 at 7:00 pm.

    Challengers Comics
    1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

    VA Comicon Offers Discount Code to Convention Scene Fans

    November 16, 2010 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Top Stories, Virginia

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    Press Release:

    Conventionscene.com Discount Code for HORROR-themed VA Comicon on November 20-21!
    The VA Comicon will offer a 1 for 1 exchange for any valid Motor City Con Tickets onsite at our show for zero charge!

    Come to Richmond, VA on November 20-21 (The weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving) for a HORROR themed Comic book show! We have assembled the best talent in the world to showcase the finest in Horror Comic books! And YOU can get into the ENTIRE fully-carpeted and chandeliered show (including the AMA Manga and Anime Show) for only $14.99!

    VA Comicon logoHeadlined by Ethan Van Sciver (Blackest Night), The VA Comicon brings horror publishers Top Cow, Zenescope, Fangoria and more to Richmond! With Mutiple Show Exclusives including interlocking Witchblade and Darkness monster-themed covers by Billy Tucci! A Lady Death Exclusive Comic by Ivan Reis and Brian Pulido! A VA Comicon Grimm Fairy Tales exclusive with an Ebas Cover! An Arthur Suydam Exclusive Zombie Print, and a Bucky O’Hare print by Michael Golden. Finally a Limited edition Moonstone anthology by Con guests James Kuhoric (Scream Award winning writer of Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash), and JC Vaughn (Vampire Hunter Dean)!

    Guests include: Ethan Van Sciver, Billy Tucci, Arthur Suydam,Michael Golden, Mike McKone, Brian Pulido, Ebas, Herb Trimpe, Alex Saviuk, Dan Parent, Tim Seeley, Larry Hama, Jim Calafiore, Rick Spears, Robert Atkins, Joe Jusko, Randy Green, The Fillbach Brothers,Tsunami Studios, Eva Ink, Adhouse Books and DOZENS more!

    Exhibitors include: CGC, The Hero Initiative, ComicCollectorLive.com, Regal Cinemas, Fetch-a-Cure, The Wieringo Scholarship, Mile High Comics, Neat Stuff Collectibles, Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, and Dozens more! In fact, more than HALF of our vendors will be selling Horror Comics from the Golden Age of Funny Books (1938-1955)!

    Events include: An entire separate event hall filled with Manga and Anime vendors and creators! Lectures and panels including “Investing in Comics”, opportunities to sell your books on-site to the two top buyers of comic books in the world, Neat Stuff Collectibles and Mile High Comics, a FREE restoration check by top expert Steve Borock of Heritage Auctions at the Hero Initiative booth, exclusive horror movie screenings by Fangoria Saturday night, the first ever LIVE ComicCollectorLive.com Town Hall Meeting and SO MUCH MORE! (Once again, more info is at www.VAcomicon.com!) We will also have an auction for original comic art on Saturday night immediately following the show, to help cover artist travel expenses. 30% of auction sales will also go to charity!

    The show has PLENTY of FREE parking, and is located less than 5 minutes off of I-64 and I-95 at the Ramada Plaza West in Richmond, VA (http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=10). With a FREE shuttle to the train station, and hotel rooms for only $65 a night, you should check it out!

    As a special bonus, ConventionScene.com users can get into the show 30 minutes early AND get all ticket fees waived by going to http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=569 and entering the code CONVENTIONSCENE. As another bonus, attached to this message is the world premiere of Billy Tucci’s “Universal” inspired double-cover! All information regarding EVERYTHING is located at our newly re-designed website http://www.vacomicon.com. Be sure to stick around after for the HUGE original comic art auction Saturday night! With direct flights to Richmond for less than $59 from Philadelphia, New York and Florida, We KNOW will see you there!

    Sincerely, Brett Carreras
    Owner: www.BrettsComicPile.com
    Promoter: www.VAcomicon.com

    Tickets On Sale for November VA Comicon

    September 29, 2010 by  
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    Press Release:

    VA COMICON TICKETS GO ON SALE!
    The BEST 2-day comic book show in the South!

    Richmond, VA – 09/27/2010 – For Immediate Press Release:

    The VA Comicon is proud to formally announce advance ticket sales for it’s November 20-21st show!

    Richmond, VA welcomes premiere comic publishers on November 20-21, the weekend before Thanksgiving, Including Top Cow (Witchblade), Zenescope (Grimm Fairy Tales), Fangoria Magazine, Adhouse books and More!

    Exhibitors come from all over the Eastern United States, and almost half of them will be selling Golden Age comics from the 1940’s and 1950s! Do you have some old comics? Bring them to the VA Comicon to submit them to CGC the top comic grading company! Got extra comics? Neat Stuff Collectibles is hosting a Buying Event at the VA Comicon! Get CASH for those unwanted comics!

    The VA Comicon also welcomes DOZENS of top artists, including Guests of Honor Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern), Herb Trimpe (the Co-creator of Wolverine), Brian Pulido (creator of Lady Death) and Michael Golden (Micronauts)! Other artists include Mike McKone, Larry Hama, Dan Parent, Billy Tucci, Tim Seeley, Robert Atkins, Rick Spears and More!

    The VA Comicon has recently updated it’s website to better accommodate it’s guests and exhibitors, including a newly-updated section for registered exhibitors.

    Starting today, we are accepting online payments for 2-day advance VIP tickets for only $14.95! This includes access BOTH days, including 30 minutes early admittance to the show on Saturday, a FREE color print by Tsunami Studios, access to the horror movie screenings Saturday night by Fangoria, PLUS Free admission to the AMA 1/2, the Anime and Manga show across the hall from the VA Comicon!

    Exclusives this year will be provided by: Top Cow, Zenescope, Brian Pulido, Moonstone, Tsunami Studios and more!

    We have outgrown our old location, and are at a new, LARGER location this year, the Ramada Plaza West! The entire VA COMICON is fully carpeted and chandeliered! You don’t wan’t to miss out! We also have several discount airlines that fly into Richmond, and we are less than 5 minutes from I-95 and I-64!

    Why not visit our newly-redesigned website at http://www.VAcomicon.com to learn more right now!
    We will see you there!

    Best,

    Brett Carreras
    promoter of the VA Comicon (http://www.vacomicon.com)
    owner of Brett’s Comic Pile (http://www.brettscomicpile.com)

    NM – GI Joe Origins Signing

    February 25, 2010 by  
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    Artist Robert Atkins signs at Astro Zombies on March 27, 2010 . He will be signing copies of GI Joe Origins #8 with their exclusive cover and meeting his fans. Astro-Zombies will also have an exclusive print available that he did as well.

    Astro Zombies, 3100 Central Avenue Southeast, Albuquerque, NM 87106

    (505) 232-7800

    VA Comicon Salutes GI Joe at This Weekend’s Show

    November 19, 2009 by  
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    Press Release:

    The VA Comicon Hits Richmond, VA THIS weekend!

    For the first time in over 25 years, there will be a 2-day comic book show in Virginia, and what a show it is! With seven creators who have worked on GI JOE, including Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon, Michael Golden, Robert Atkins and more, the VA Comicon is THE place to be for GI JOE fans! Featuring an exclusive 1 hour Q and A panel with Hama, Dixon, Atkins and others, this one isn’t to be missed!

    The VA Comicon will include 7 GI Joe creators

    The VA Comicon will include 7 GI Joe creators

    Other guests include Chris Claremont, Mike McKone, Jim Calafiore, James Kuhoric, Billy Tucci, Budd Root, Reilly Brown, Randy Green, Alex Saviuk and DOZENS more! Also featuring a special lecture by Mile High Comics owner Chuck Rozanski about Mr. Edgar Church, the original owner of the most famous comic book collection ever discovered!

    With a costume Contest on Sunday, participation by the Rebel Legion, and the 501st, Hourly doorprizes and more, the VA Comicon is truly a premiere comic book event…all this right before Thanksgiving weekend! Additional exhibitors are CGC grading company, Regal Cinemas, BRICK WEEKLY, Crusade Fine Arts, Tsunami Studios and more, why not join us! As a special bonus, we are giving away for FREE 750 copies of the VA COMICON exclusive Witchblade #132 with cover by guest Randy Green! Cool!

    VA Comicon Witchblade Variant

    VA Comicon Witchblade Variant

    FREE for children 12 and under, FREE with a Military ID, FREE with a Student ID, and FREE if you come in Full Costume! Members of the Press are FREE, and there will be a FREE pod-cast area setup with FREE Wi-Fi! Also, there will be a FREE bowling party across the street in the sci-fi themed Sunset Lanes!

    VIP tickets are only $9.95 for the entire weekend, and allow you to get in 30 minutes early each day! More information is at the newly updated website http://www.vacomicon.com! Check us out!

    The VA Comicon is on Saturday November 21 from 12-7pm and Sunday November 22 from 10A-4pm.
    It is located at the Crowne Plaza West at:

    6531 West Broad St
    Richmond, VA 23230

    Advanced tickets are available online at our website, and allow you to get in 30 minutes early both days. Check us out at http://www.vacomicon.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Sincerely,
    Brett Carreras
    Promoter of the VA Comicon in Richmond, VA

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    CGC and More at November 2009 VA COMICON

    September 29, 2009 by  
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    Press Release:

    Greetings, fellow comic fans!

    We are proud to make a few of several upcoming announcements regarding Virginia’s first 2-day show in over 25 years!

    First off, we have a slew of swell artists and writers lined up for the show including:

    Larry Hama
    Chuck Dixon
    Chris Claremont
    Mike McKone
    Billy Tucci
    Randy Green
    Robert Atkins

    and DOZENS more! Additionally, we have some top exhibitors signed up to display including:

    CGC (their final scheduled event of 2009!)
    The Hero Initiative
    the Mike Wieringo Scholarship
    Regal Cinemas
    Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
    Cards Comics and Collectibles
    Brett’s Comic Pile

    and DOZENS more!

    We will have many comic panels scheduled all day long, including:

    A discussion on Edgar Church by Chuck Rozanski
    a GI Joe panel with Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon and Robert Atkins!

    Witchblade Cover by Randy Green

    Witchblade Cover by Randy Green

    We will have an exclusive Top Cow comic book: Witchblade #132 with a VERY special sketch holiday cover by guest Randy Green!

    Also, we are looking for folks wishing to moderate discussion panels, as well as volunteers and CGC witnesses. E-mail me at info@vacomicon.com if you are interested.

    Finally, and this is very special, Adam Lucas, the current #1 competitor in DC Comics’ ZUDA COMPETITION with his entry “Goldilock” has agreed to come to the show if we help him to win! The voting ends in less than 24 hours. He is in a dead heat for #1, and if you could kindly visit http://www.zudacomics.com/node/1261 and login and vote him in as your favorite, he will come to our show! What a cool deal! YOU can help us get an additional hot young artist to come to the show. Interactive convention-going!

    Well…That is about it…oh yeah…there is a FREE sci-fi themed bowling party on Saturday night…and two-day passes start at $9.95, with children, folks with student IDs or Military IDs getting in FREE both days!

    You have nothing to lose…visit http://www.VAcomicon.com for more information!

    Go ahead and vote for Adam so he will come to the show! Visit our site, and help to make a difference in the first 2-day show in Virginia in over 25 years! Awesome!

    Regards,

    Brett Carreras
    owner Brett’s Comic Pile in Richmond, VA
    Sponsor of the 2008 and 2009 Harvey Awards
    Promoter of the VA Comicon on November 21-22

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