Anime Midwest Announces Comic Book Guests
Rosemont, IL – October 16, 2012 – Anime Midwest, a three-day two-night anime convention in Chicago, is happy to announce several comic book guests will be appearing at the 2013 convention. Russell Lissau, Alan Evans, Trevor Mueller, and Steve Horton will be appearing at the 2013 anime and comic convention.
By day, Russell Lissau is known as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in suburban Chicago. By night, he battles against evil by writing comic books including THE BATMAN STRIKES!, THE 29 and SHREK. He broke into comics in 2005 with the lead story in BATMAN ALLIES SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS. (A lifelong Batman fan who dressed up as the Caped Crusader as a child, he can’t believe his luck.) Never one to shy away from a crowd, Lissau also leads workshops at libraries throughout the Chicago area about writing comics.
Alan Evans is the artist and creator of the #1 wrestling webcomic, Rival Angels. Rival Angels, started in 2007, has become a hit with critics, fans and professionals having been nominated for such awards as Best Comic, Best Long Form and Best Character. In addition, he’s done spot illustration work for several wrestling companies and flatting work for The Dreamer, DC, Hi-Fi Color Design, Digital Webbing and many other independent studios. He loves drawing backgrounds, likes riding his bike and is also a fan of characters with the name, “Alan.” Visit Alan online to check out his latest work, including Rival Angels at RivalAngels.com.
Trevor Mueller works at an advertising agency by day and writes comics by night. He is the writer/artist/creator of several popular webcomic series including the fantasy epic THE TEMPLE OF A THOUSAND TEARS and the teen-rated gag strip @$$HOLE!, both of which are self-published and have been nominated for several web comic awards. In addition to self-published web comics, Trevor has also written and self-published several other works including the all-ages stories ALBERT THE ALIEN and JUNKYARD CHASE. His web comic work can be found on his website, www.trevoramueller.com, along with his near-daily updates of movie, video game, and comic reviews. Trevor resides in the city of Chicago, with his cat Waffles.
Steve Horton is a two-time Harvey-nominated writer of comics: Amala’s Blade for DARK HORSE PRESENTS, soon to be a miniseries in 2013, One Giant Step for READING WITH PICTURES, Bizarro for SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT and Captain Marvel for DC HOLIDAY SPECIAL.
All of Anime Midwest’s comic convention guests will be participating in autograph signings and panels throughout the weekend. The complete guest list can be found at http://animemidwest.com/guests
Anime Midwest will be held July 5-7, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Attendees can register for only $30 in advance online athttp://animemidwest.com/
Rooms for the convention at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago are only $99 per night, and can be booked at http://animemidwest.com/
Gene Ha and Russell Lissau sign at Dreamland Comics on Saturday May 7, 2011 from 1-4pm for Free Comic Book Day!
Gene Ha – Artist on Top 10, Fortunate Son, The Adventures of Cyclops and Pheonix, and Global Frequency.
Russell Lissau – Writer on Batman Allies Secret Files and Origins and The Batman Strikes!
105 W. Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
|Convention||Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo|
|About This Convention:||Open to the Public:
Thursday, 10pm-12am Early Bird Preview night only!
Friday 2:00pm (1:00pm Early Bird) to 7:30pm
Sat 10:00am (9:30 am Early Bird) to 7:00pm
Sun. 10:00am (9:00am Early Bird) to 4:00pm
Charity Celebrity Breakfast Sat. 8:00am-9:00am
Charity Auction to be held on Saturday, Sept 11th, please see the website for details.
Special Advance Admission Price of only $ 10.00 for ALL FOUR DAYS! Please order through the website or by check or money order.A FREE GIFT while supplies last!
Pay at the door admission will be available at $ 10.00 per person per day.
Children under age 10 are free!
Other programming includes but not limited to : An artist class by Randy Martinez, Life-size fully functional robots including some of your favorite characters from classic to contemporary movies and TV shows!
Also, be sure to pick up a Treasure Chest of Art- a benefit project that offers you a treasure chest of 50 pieces of original art in trading card size, for less than $ 8.00 per card- over 300 artists globally participating in this wonderful project! See the website to pre-order one- there are only 100 in the edition and are selling quickly. Famous artists include but not limited to Ken Kelly, Chris Achilleos & Billy Dee Williams! Please note that the project is also officially approved by Lucasfilms for Star Wars images! The Treasure Chests will be available at the Expo on Sept 9th. While supplies last, so order yours today! Charity toy drive! Please bring a sealed new toy or card set for the Treasure Chest Foundation and receive a free gift, while supplies last.
Watch the website for up to the minute details as they are revealed!
Charity events to benefit the Pediatric Oncolgy Treasure Chest Foundation. www.treasurechest.org.
|Convention Guests||Tanya Roberts, Marie Wallace,Erin Moran,Terry Moore, Larry Thomas, Carroll Spinney, Scott L Schwartz, Felix Silla,Jon Provost, Bonnie Piesse, Artist Guests include:Ken Kelly, Chris Achilleos, Katie Cook,Warren Martineck, John Czop, Leah Mangue, Jessica Hickman, Darla Ecklund,Dave Dorman, Alex Alderete, Jeff Clark, Alsn Dyson, Chris Gutierez, Tess Fowler, Tom Kelly, Jim Kyle, Mark McHaley, Randy Martinez, Denise Vasquez, Kevin Leen, Tony Miello, Steven Miller, Trevor Mueller, Don Pedicini Jr, Brett Pinson, Corbett Vanoni, Tom Jozwiak, Russell Lissau, More updates to come!|
|Venue Name||Holiday Inn & Suites|
|Venue Address||150 S Gary Ave
Carol Stream, IL 60188
|Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables||100|
|What category best describes your convention?||Other|
|What other categories might be appropriate for your convention?||- Collectibles
- Comic Books
- Science Fiction and Fantasy