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  • The Orlando Comic Expo to Debut in September 2012 with Bob Camp, Ben Templesmith, Ron Wilson, and More

    Orlando Comic Expo

    Press Release:

    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

    Please e-mail: info@orlandocomicexpo.com
    http://www.orlandocomicexpo.com/

    Midwest’s SpringCon Returns for 22nd Year in 2010

    Press Release:

    EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IN NATURE!
    The Ascention of a Sub Culture!

    Saint Paul, MN. May 21, 2010. – The all volunteer, not-for-for profit Midwest Comic Book Association is pleased and proud to announce that for the 22nd consecutive year a celebration of comical proportions will take place here in the Twin Cities. The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) SpringCon Comic Book Celebration is scheduled for May 15 & 16, 2010, 10AM to 5PM both days. SpringCon will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, in the Grandstand, at 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

    SpringCon, the Midwest’s largest comic book celebration, is a unique regional nexus of graphic literature and the widly diverse communities that fuel it, produce it, and and ultimately consume it. Given the fact that the Midwest has a long standing and somewhat unexplicable reputation of producing a disporportionate number of working comic book & graphic literature professionals, including comic book writers, artists, inkers, etc., as well as being a bredder reactor for new and independent talent, it’s no wonder that FallCon has become one of the leading comic book conventions nationwide amongst the creative community, dealers and especially amongst the fans.
    “SpringCon, a traditional comic book convention with a 21st century bleeding edge, continues to benefit as a result of the regions ever growing home grown comic book creative community, a numerically exploding fan & readership base and ultimately the recent adoption of bleeding edge comic book culture by the much larger mainstream media” Said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the MCBA “Thematically, SpringCon presents a relaxed, welcoming, interactive atmosphere where all aspects of the diverse worlds of graphic literature congregate, network, debate & discuss and acquire all things related exclusively to comic books and the many sub-cultures these worlds constantly generate, spawn and re-invent.”

    An ideal event for seasoned comic book conventioneers, as well as first timers, SpringCon is all about the fun and experience and provides attendees with the opportunity to personally interface with comic book artists, inkers & writers. This includes working professionals, up and comers, independent & alternative voices, beginners, has beens, never will be’s and all creative points in between.

    Of course no comic book convention could be complete without hucksters! SpringCon also features a super gynormous comic book marketplace with comic book stores and dealers buying, selling and trading all things comic books. There will be literally tons of comic books (Around 500,000 golden age, silver age, bronze age, current and collectible comic books), trade paperbacks, graphic novels, original comic book art, manga, action figures, statues, Star Wars & Trek, unexplicable trinkets, collectibles and the list goes on to a reasonable approximation of infinity.

    Described by one long time attendee as a “graphic literature blender and bake shop” SpringCon is the place where graphic arts and the written word are equally recognized and a venue where new and exciting creative alliances will be formed, collectors dreams will be recognized or dashed, new friendships will be forged in the fires of common interests, local charities will be benefited, role playing costume characters will be masters of all they survey, creative types will be inspired and all will be as it should be. Something for everyone and everyone welcome!

    Event Name: MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration

    Event Date’s: May 15 & 16, 2010


    Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – In The Grandstand
    1265 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
    Event Hours: 10AM to 5PM Both Days!

    Admission: $11.00 per adult (good for both days). Children 9 & under are FREE! Get $1.00

    off with a canned food shelf donation. Tickets available at the door.

    Featured Guest Creator List!

    Jim Shooter – Industry Legend, Former Marvel Comics Editor, Valiant Editor

    Adam Hughes Premiere Cover & Pin Up Artist

    www.justsayah.com

    George Michael Jeanty – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist

    Ron Wilson Marvel Comics Bronze Age Superstar
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wilson_(comics)

    Pat Broderick – Fan Favorite Artist
    Angel Medina – Trendsetting Cover & Comic Artist

    Jeff Parker – One of the Hottest Writers in Comics Today
    Full Creator guest list available at: www.midwestcomicbook.com

    * 85,000 Square feet of comic book action. Largest in the upper Midwest.* Over 225 comic book creators will be in attendance. * Extensive programming and interface opportunities. * Door Prizes. * Hucksters from all over the United States. * Art Show, Portfoli

    Event Name: MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration

    Event Date’s: May 15 & 16, 2010

    Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – In The Grandstand
    1265 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

    Event Hours: 10AM to 5PM Both Days!

    Admission: $11.00 per adult (good for both days). Children 9 & under are FREE! Get $1.00
    off with a canned food shelf donation. Tickets available at the door.

    Featured Guest Creator List!

    Jim Shooter – Industry Legend, Former Marvel Comics Editor, Valiant Editor
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Shooter

    Adam Hughes – Premiere Cover & Pin Up Artist
    www.justsayah.com

    George Michael Jeanty – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist
    www.kabaloung.com

    Ron Wilson – Marvel Comics Bronze Age Superstar
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wilson_(comics)

    Pat Broderick – Fan Favorite Artist
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Broderick

    Angel Medina – Trendsetting Cover & Comic Artist
    www.angelmedinaart.com

    Jeff Parker – One of the Hottest Writers in Comics Today
    http://www.parkerspace.com/

    Full Creator guest list available at: www.midwestcomicbook.com

    * 85,000 Square feet of comic book action. Largest in the upper Midwest.* Over 225 comic book creators will be in attendance. * Extensive programming and interface opportunities. * Door Prizes. * Hucksters from all over the United States. * Art Show, Portfolio Review, How To Sessions, etc. * Huge Comic Book Marketplace! * Free Premiums! * Free Parking!*