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  • Dark Horse Announces ECCC 2015 Schedule

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    Press Release:

    Visit Dark Horse Comics at Emerald City Comicon Booth #802 for free swag such as comics, buttons, posters, and more!  Check out our show exclusives, signings, and panels, too!  

    EMERALD CITY COMICON EXCLUSIVES

    A set quantity will be available at opening each day of the show. Limit of 5 per person per day while supplies last. Each comic is $5.00.

    Frankenstein Underground #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Mike Mignola (1,000 copies)

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone—Omega ECCC exclusive variant cover by Patric Reynolds (500 copies)

    Lady Killer #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Joelle Jones (500 copies)

    Past Aways #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Scott Kolins (500 copies)

    Conan/Red Sonja #1 limited-edition black-and-white variant cover by Dan Panosian (1,000 copies) 

    We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth.

     

    SIGNING SCHEDULE

    All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

    Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

    All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.        MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

     

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.        FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND: Mike Mignola

    Frankenstein Underground #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Mike Mignola available for sale

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.            THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.             MURDER BOOK: Ed Brisson, Simon Roy

    TIGER LUNG: Simon Roy

    HIGH CRIMES: Christopher Sebela, Ibrahim Moustafa

     

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.             THE MASSIVE: Garry Brown

    EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

     

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.           ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara

    GRINDHOUSE: Chris Peterson

     

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.            CONAN RED SONJA, LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, TOMB RAIDER: Gail Simone

                                                LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore

                                                CONAN RED SONJA: Jim Zub

    Conan Red Sonja #1 limited-edition black-and-white variant cover by Dan Panosian available for sale

     

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.          FINDER: Carla Speed McNeil

    NEVERBOY: Tyler Jenkins, Kelly Fitzpatrick

     

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.           ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE: Christopher Sebela

    ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE: Chris Roberson, Patric Reynolds

    PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE: Christopher Mooneyham

    PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE: Paul Tobin

       PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE—OMEGA: Kelly Sue DeConnick

    Prometheus: Fire and Stone—Omega ECCC exclusive variant cover by Patric Reynolds available for sale

     

    SATURDAY, MARCH 28

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.         THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

     

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.         SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Georges Jeanty

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Megan Levens

    GIRLFIEND: Pander Brothers

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.             LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

    Lady Killer #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Joëlle Jones available for sale

    BUZZKILL, THE GHOST FLEET, THE PAYBACKS: Donny Cates

    THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson

    THE PAYBACKS: Eliot Rahal

     

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.         HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

    BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

    THE WITCHER, COLDER, PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES:

                                              Paul Tobin

     

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, David Mack, Dave Stewart (Ticketed Event)*

    4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk (Ticketed Event)*

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk (Ticketed Event)*

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.          FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk (Ticketed Event)*

    Fight Club 2 artists Cameron Stewart, David Mack, and Dave Stewart will be present for part of the 3:00 p.m. signing, depending on their schedules.

    *WRISTBAND REQUIRED: Wristbands will be distributed in the Dark Horse booth at show opening on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. One wristband per person. Separate wristbands will be assigned for each 50-minute signing and may only be used during that time period. Fight Club 2 #1 is on sale May 27. One free print and one sampler minicomic per wristband will be provided for the signing. No other items allowed. Other restrictions may apply.

     

    SUNDAY, MARCH 29

    10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.         MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

     

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.        PAST AWAYS: Matt Kindt, Scott Kolins, Bill Crabtree

    Past Aways #1 ECCC exclusive variant cover by Scott Kolins available for sale

    BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

     

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.      ITTY BITTY COMICS, AW YEAH COMICS!: Art Baltazar, Franco

    PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES:  Paul Tobin, Ron Chan, Jeremy Vanhoozer

     

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.           HALO: Duffy Boudreau

    THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

     

    2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.           DEEP GRAVITY: Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko

    POP: Curt Pires

    APOCALYPTIGIRL: Andrew MacLean

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.           MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

    EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Cat Farris

     

     

    PANEL SCHEDULE

    Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visithttp://emeraldcitycomicon.com/programming/ for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.

     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27

    3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.            Hall C                         Behind the Scenes: Making Comics 

    Comics professionals come together to discuss their unique contributions to this beloved medium. Topics include creating engaging characters with Gail Simone (Leaving Megalopolis), transitioning from artist to writer/artist with Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), business management with Christine Mignola (Hellboy), going from self-publishing to book deal with Colleen Coover (Bandette), breaking into coloring with Kelly Fitzpatrick (Neverboy), and fostering a fan base with online content with Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon). Sure to be a great panel for the budding cartoonist eager to explore the craft of making comics!

     

    6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.            Hall D                         Dark Horse Comics Builds Characters! 

    Join Dark Horse Comics and a panel of their incredibly talented artists, writers, and creators to discuss independent comics, creators’ rights, and brand-new projects and hear what’s coming up for the powerhouse publisher for the remainder of 2015. Moderated by Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver and featuring Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook (Harrow County), Curt Pires (POP), the Pander Brothers (Girlfiend), Tyler Jenkins (Neverboy), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Matt Kindt and Scott Kolins (Past Aways), and Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks), this is a panel you won’t want to miss!

     

    SATURDAY, MARCH 28

    10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.   Hall D                          Fight Club 2 

    Acclaimed novelist Chuck Palahniuk continues one of his most beloved works with Fight Club 2! Join Dark Horse for a discussion of the creation of this story with Chuck Palahniuk, editor Scott Allie, artist David Mack, artist Cameron Stewart, and colorist Dave Stewart.

    7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.    Hall C                           The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and Beyond 

    Hellboy creator Mike Mignola returns to Emerald City Comicon! With recent launches like Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. andFrankenstein Underground, there’s never been more ways to get into Mignola’s world. Join Mignola for news on Hellboy in Hell and a Q&A with some of the writers and artists who help him bring his characters to life—Max FiumaraScott AllieDave Stewart, and Tyler Crook.

     

    SUNDAY, MARCH 29

    11:00 a.m.–11:50 p.m.                  Hall C        Dark Horse Presents Kids and Comics: Plants vs. Zombies, Itty Bitty Hellboy,

                                                                           Avatar: The Last Airbender, and More! 

    Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Steve Sunu (publicity coordinator, Dark Horse Comics), Paul Tobin and Ron Chan (Plants vs. Zombies), Jeremy Vanhoozer (Plants vs. Zombies creative director, PopCap), Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy), and Joan Hilty (comics editor, Nickelodeon) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics!

    WA – Dark Horse ECCC Party

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    Dark Horse Comics hosts an Emerald City Comicon afterparty on Saturday March 28th at 9:00 PM!

    Special Guests scheduled to appear include: Mike Mignola, Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, Adam Warren, Joelle Jones, Geof Darrow, Jason Latour, Jeff Lemire, Joshua Williamson, Colleen Coover, and many more (see flyer)!

    FREE ENTRY TO EMERALD CITY 2015 BADGE HOLDERS (21+ w/ ID)

    Finely crafted Northwest beers and Hellboy Right Hand of Doom Red Ale available!

    Comics and Collectibles Raffles to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Elysian Bar
    1516 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

    Hero Initiative at NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to New York Comic Con at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34th St. on October 9-12.

    Legendary writer and editor Denny O’Neil will be at the con on FRIDAY only and will be doing his ONLY signing appearance at the Hero booth from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This the ONLY place you can get Denny’s signature, so don’t miss out. Get to booth number N104-106 EARLY!

    Hero is honored to be part of the Image Comics/Multiversity Comics NYCC party as well! Fans 21 and older are invited to show up at Stitch at 247 W. 37th St (at 8th Ave.) and hang out and have a cocktail with Scott Snyder, Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Tim Seeley and MANY more top creators! The $10 cover at the door benefits Hero. BE THERE with your photo ID, please!

    And Hero’s Uncanny X-Men Project 100 is at the con! Pick up your copy at the Hero Initiative booth and get it signed by artists at the con including Rafael Albuquerque, David Bullock, Jim Calafiore, Victor Castro, Mike Choi, Mark dos Santos, Tony Fleecs, Derek Fridolfs, Agnes Garbowska, Chris Giarrusso, Gabriel Hardman, Phil Jimenez, Bob Larkin, Pamela Lovas, David Mack, Mike McKone, Al Milgrom, Todd Nauck, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, Tom Raney, Alex Saviuk, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, and Bill Sienkiewicz! Copies are available in hardcover at $25 and softcover at $13 while supplies last.

    Check out our Hero Initiative ambassadors all over the con floor who will be collection donations for our worthy cause! Jay Anacleto, Reilly Brown, Jim Calafiore, Amanda Conner, Scott Kolins, Mike McKone, Bob McLeod,Carlo Pagulayan, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Brian Pulido, Norm Rapmund, Valerio Schiti, Steven Segovia, Gail Simone, Alex Sinclair, Joe Staton, Arthur Suydam, Phillip Tan, Fred van Lente, Jim Zub, and Chrissie Zullo will be flying the Hero flag. Stop by their booths and do the right thing!

    Art attached: Multiversity Comics party flier

    About The Hero Initiative

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

    Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

    Shock Pop Comiccon Set to Launch in Fort Lauderdale in February 2015

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    Press Release:

    SHOCK POP COMICCON LAUNCHES IN FORT LAUDERDALE FEBRUARY 13-15, 2015

    TICKETS AND VIP PACKAGES ON SALE NOW

    Fort Lauderdale, FL (August 29, 2014)… Get ready! The 1st Annual Shock Pop Comiccon launches February 13-15, 2015 at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Shock Pop Comiccon is the newest pop culture experience celebrating your favorite movies, television shows, music, comics & animation, and toys & collectibles.  The event will feature an interactive 100,000 square foot show of Celebrities, Comic Artists & Writers, Cosplay, Animation, Music, Anime, Art Exhibits, Vendors, Panels & Autograph sessions, The Karate Kid Reunion, The Stars of Star Trek Continues Web Series, Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary Reunion, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge 30th Anniversary Reunion, Demons 30th Anniversary Reunion, Fire & Ice Reunion, Geek Film Fest, and an Independent Film Maker Contest.

    Highlights include (as of August 29, 2014): 

    New announcements posted regularly on shockpopcc.com, @shockpopcc, instagram.com/shockpopcc# and facebook.com/shockpopcc

     

    Celebrities & Special Guests – Movies/TV/Animation

    John Waters – Performing “This Filthy World”

    Robert Englund – Freddy in Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

    Steven Bauer – Ray Donovan, Scarface

    David Anders – Once Upon A Time, Alias, I Zombies

    Booboo Stewart – X-Men: Days of Future Past, Twilight Saga

    Caity Lotz – Arrow, The Machine

    Kristin Bauer – True Blood

    Julie Benz – Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dexter

    Giancarlo Esposito – Gus Fring from Breaking Bad

    Sylvester McCoy- Dr. Who, The Hobbitt

    Ralph Macchio – Karate kid, The Outsiders, My Cousin Vinny

    C. Thomas Howell – The Outsiders, The Amazing Spiderman, Southland

    Danny Trejo – Machete, Machete Kills, Sons of Anarchy

    Daniel Cudmore – Colossus in X Men, Voltuir Felix in Twilight Saga

    J August Richards – Angel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Michael Rosenbaum – Lex Luther in Smallville

    Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams – The Brady Bunch

    Martin Kove – The Karate Kid, Rambo

    Billy Zabka – The Karate Kid

    Mark Ryan – Transformers voice of Lockdown

    Jovanka Vuckovic – Clive Barker’s Jacqueline ESS, XX:The First All-Female Horror Anthology

    Holly Frazetta – Frazetta Girls

    Rytanya Alda – The Deer Hunter, Mommie Dearest

    Man of Action – Founders Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle – Creators of Ben 10 and Big Hero 6, producers/writers of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble

    H G Lewis – The Godfather of Gore -his films paved the way for modern horror and exploitation – Herschell Gordon Lewis’ BloodMania film debuting in 2015.

     

    Cosplay

    Ani-mia                         Leeanna Vamp             Nicole Marie Jean

    Veron                           The Ghouligans           V is for Villians

    219th Umbrella Brain Surgeons                                    Star Wars – 501 Everglades Squad

    1701st Fleet                 Buurenaar Verda Clan – Mandalorian Mercs (FL)

     

    Comic Artists & Writers

    Steve Niles – Author, Novelist, and Screenwriter – 30 Days of Night, Cal Mcdonald, Army of Darkness, Bad Planet

    Mark Alan Miller – Seraphim Films – writes, produces, and directs original content alongside master of horror Clive Barker.

    Jimmy Palmiotti – writer of comic books, tv, video games and film- Thrill Seeker and Painkiller Jane, All-Star Western, GI Combat, Ame-Comi Girls, video game Injustice: Gods Among U

    Amanda Conner – illustrator – Power Girl

    Whilce Portacio – writer and artist-The Punisher/X-Men/Iron Man, etc.

    William Simpson – artist – Batman, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer, now storyboard artist for Game of Thrones

    Ben Templesmith – author and artist – 30 Days of Night, Fell, and worked on Star Wars, Doctor Who, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer

    Mike Deodato, Jr. – artist – Malibu’s Santa Claws, Innovation’s Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, Avengers, Elektra, Spiderman

    Bob Schreck - Legendary Comics- edited Holy Terror, The Tower Chronicles, and Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero/writing and editing for Marvel and DC Comics

    Joe Kelly – Man of Action – I Kill Giants

    Duncan Rouleau – Man of Action – The Great Unknown

    Steven T. Seagle – Man of Action – it’s a bird…

    Gerry Conway – illustrator – Fire and Ice, The Punisher

    Cully Hamner – artist and writer-Green Lantern: Mosaic, Blue Beetle, Black Lightning: Year One, Detective Comics. graphic novel Red

    Kyle Higgins – writer & film director-Batman franchise at DC comics, Deathstroke, Captain America

    Paul Jenkins – writer – Hulk, Origin, Spiderman

    Scott Kolins – illustrator – The Flash

    Scott Lobdell – writer – Red Hood

    Laura Martin – digital color artist-JLA/serenity

    John Beatty –illustrator – DC Comics, Captain America, The Punisher

     

    Animation

    Our talented guests at Shock Pop Comiccon are the voices behind some of The Biggest Characters in DC Comics animation & video games!

    Richard Epcar – voice actor – Joker in Justice League, Mortal Kombat Vs DCU

    Michael Rosenbaum – voice actor – Flash in Justice League Unlimited

    Kristin Bauer – voice actor – Mera in Justice League Unlimited

    Giancarlo Esposito – voice actor – Ra’s Al Ghul in Son of Batman.

    Steven E. Gordon – Character Designer of X-Men: Evolution, The Swan Princess and The Ultimate Avengers, and Animator, Director, Storyboard Artist and Illustrator

    Todd Haberkorn – voice actor – Mr. Spock in Star Trek Continues Web Series, Sgt. Frog as Keroro, Suzuka as Yamato, Ghost Hunt as Naru, Sands of Destruction as Kyrie

    Sean Hannon – voice actor – Fire and Ice, 3D character animation

    Stephen Mendel – film and voice actor- Fire and Ice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Terminal

    Vic Mignogna – anime and video game voice actor – Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Executive Producer and Captain Kirk in Star Trek Continues Web Series

    Hal Rayle – voice actor- Transformers, Swat Kids

    Maggie Roswell – voice actor- The Simpsons, Fire & Ice

    Ellyn Stern – voice actor –  Masaki Kurosaki in the hit anime series Bleach

    Joe Casey – Man of Action – Sex

    Joe Kelly – Man of Action – I Kill Giants

    Duncan Rouleau – Man of Action – The Great Unknown

    Steven T. Seagle – Man of Action – it’s a bird

     

    Music

    Eerie Von – famed musician from Danzig         The Misfits

    Samhain                                                           V is for Villians

     

    Anime

    Vic Mignogna and Todd Haberkorn – Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock on the Star Trek Continues Web Series.

    Richard Epcar –

    Ellyn Stern –

    Funimation Screenings

    Art of Akira Exhibit

     

    Movies

    Shock Pop Comiccon Presents GeekFest Film Fest

    Features, shorts, web series, trailers, fan films, parody music videos and more!  17 Selections are screening at Shock Pop Comiccon and include: Good Game Directed by Mary Ratliff, Posthuman Project Directed by Kyle Roberts, Valiant Directed by Robin G. Phillips and Star Wars: The Holo Experience Directed by Miguel Angel Sánchez and Cogolludo Santiago Hernández.

    “The Outlaws of the Underground” – Indy Film Fest

    Highlighting independent film makers who create “underground” horror and grindhouse style films.  Featuring:  Adam Ahlbrandt, Brian Williams, actress Ellie Church, and James Bickert – curator for the Drive in Invasion


    Screenings

    Director’s Cut -Albert Pyun’s Captain America and Directors Cut – Albert Pyun’s Cyborg.

     

    “Friday the 13th Shock Night” –  February 13

    • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge – 30th Anniversary Reunion

    Jack Sholder, Director; David Chaskin, screenwriter; and cast: Robert Englund – Freddy,  Mark Patton – Jesse Walsh; Kim Myers – Lisa Webber, and Robert Rusler – Ron Grady

     

    • Friday the 13th , the original – 35th Anniversary Reunion

    Sean S. Cunningham, Creator and Director, and cast:  Ari Lehman – the original Jason Vorhees who will perform with his band First Jason, Adrienne King as Alice, Ron Millkie-Officer Dorf, Harry Manfredini – music score composer, Tom Savini – special effects and makeup legend – creator of original makeup for “Jason”

     

    • Demons – 30th Anniversary Reunion

    Lamberto Bava, Director; and cast: Bobby Rhodes, Claudio Simonetti, Geretta Geretta, Sergio Stivaletti

     

    • Zach Galligan – Gremlins, Scott Tepperman – Ghost Hunters International, Crimson Mask Studios and Nightmare Gloves, The Ghouligans, Ken Kirzinger –Jason in Freddy vs. Jason, Patty Mullen – Frankenhooker, Thommy Hutson – wrote and produced documentary – “His Name was Jason – 30 years of Friday the 13th”, H G Lewis – The Godfather of Gore -his films paved the way for modern horror & exploitation – Herschell Gordon Lewis’ BloodMania film debuting in 2015.

     

    Fire and Ice – Saturday, February 14

    Special Skype appearance by Ralph Bakshi, Director; Gerry Conway, Writer; Sean Hannon; The Frazetta Girls representing the work of Frank Frazetta (deceased) co-creator of Fire and Ice.

     

    Artist Alley & Exhibitors

    Nightmare Gloves, WerePups, Carnevil zombie make unders, Crimson Mask Studios, Joe the Peacock –largest collection of original art from the Akira animated film, Brian Steward, Gary Niles Pop Art, Krave Art, Last Gasp, Frazetta Girls, 219th Brain Surgeons, Mostly Harmless Pictures, Weekend T.A.R.D.I.S, Adam Ahlbrandt, Big World Pictures, Buurenaar Verda Clan – Mandalorian Mercs(FL), Glasshouse Graphics, Ani-Mia, Eerie Von, Leeanna Vamp, Nicole Marie Jean, Ralph Bakshi Studios.  As of 8/29/14.

     

    For exhibitor information, please contact Marc Ferman at shockpopcc@gmail.com.

     

    Tickets are on sale now.  VIP Packages coming soon.  Special room rates are available at these fine hotels:  Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach-bahiamarhotel.com, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel – fortlauderdalemarinahtel.com, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale – Marriott.com.  Ask for Shock Pop Comiccon and rates apply through December 10, 2014, or while supplies last. Connect with us:  shockpopcc.com, @shockpopcc, instagram.com/shockpopcc# and facebook.com/shockpopcc

    Shock Pop Comiccon LLC is an organization dedicated to providing a unique and thrilling experience for all fans of pop culture, especially comic books and animation.  The show will feature exhibitors, a huge artist alley, intriguing programming, special guests and tons of cosplay.  www.shockpopcc.com.

    Hero Initiative at Phoenix Comic Con 2012

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    Artist/writer Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man) will raffle off four sketches each day of the Phoenix Comicon (Phoenix AZ, May 24 – 27, 2012) to benefit the Hero Initiative. This is a rare opportunity to commission a sketch as Immonen famously declines requests as outlined in his book 50 Reasons to Stop Sketching at Conventions.

    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative, the non profit organization that helps comic creators in need, is spending its Memorial Day weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, May 24th thru 27th at the Phoenix Convention Center Hyatt Regency, booth #1048-1050.

    Artist Stuart Immonen will be helping Hero out at the con! The artist of Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fear Itself will be at his own artist alley table, but sketching ONLY for Hero! Stuart will do four full-size 11-by-17-commission sketches per day. To get in in, you MUST purchase raffle tickets at $1 each. Four tickets per day will be drawn, and winners will pay $200 for a single-character, full-figure grey marker wash drawing. Drawings take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon!

    In addition, you MUST buy the Spawn/Lady Death Phoenix Con print with art by Andy Arias and inked by Todd McFarlane! Both McFarlane and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will sign each print, limited to 250 serial-numbered pieces. All proceeds benefit Hero Initiative.

    And go see John Layman! Layman, writer of the Image Comics hit Chew, has sat on both sides of the pitching process as an editor and as a creator. He’ll be putting on a special panel Sunday, May 27 at 130 p.m. to tell you what it takes to develop a winning pitch for your comics and graphic novels! Tickets to this in-depth workshop and Q&A are available ONLY with a $25 donation to Hero Initiative. Seating is limited!

    And Hero’s booth schedule at the con is as follows:
    Thursday (May 24) con hours 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    4:00-6:00: Mike Stewart
    5:00-6:00: Denae Frazier
    6:00-7:00: Ben Glendenning
    7:00-8:00: Jason Gonzalez

    Friday (May 25) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
    1:30-2:30: Marat Mychaels
    2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez

    Saturday (May 26) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
    3:00-3:45: JLA 100 signing: Andy Kuhn, Bill Tucci, Chris Moreno, Francis Manapul, George Perez, Marat Mychaels, Mark dos Santos, Ryan Cody, Scott Koblish, Scott Kolins, Stuart Sayger, Tony Parker

    Sunday (May 27) con hours 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    11:30-12:30: Jim Hanna
    1:230-1:30: Mike Stewart
    1:30-2:30: Jay Fotos
    2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
    4:00-5:00: Jim Hanna

    AZ – Free Comic Book Day 2012

    Cory Walker, Scott Kolins, Patrick Scherberger, and many more sign at Samurai Comics on Saturday May 5th for Free Comic Book Day!

    Artists appearing:

    Cory Walker – Invinicible, Destroyer Max, Science Dog

    Scott Kolins – The Flash, DC and Marvel artist

    Patrick Scherberger – Spider-Man, Marvel and DC artist

    Tony Parker – Dead Man’s Run, Aspen & Boom Studios artist

    Scott Godlewski – Dracula: The Company of Monsters, Boom Studios artist

    Armand Villavert – Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors, Image and Tokyopop artist

    Hi-Fi Color – Marvel and DC Comics colorist

    Jay Fotos – 30 Days of Night, Frazetta Comics creator & Image Comics colorist

    Steam Crow – Monster Commute, book illustrator, designer

    Ben Glendenning – Tin Star Tex, Zombies Vs. Robots, Moonstone & Image artist

    Ryan Cody – Villains, Icarus, Red 5 & Image artist

    Jim Hanna – Philly, Jack Rabbit, Arcana Comics artist

    Val Hochberg – Kick Girl, Mystery Babylon

    John “Dadicus” West – Spazdog Press artist

    Ernie Najera – Spazdog Press artist

    Samurai Comics East 
    1120 S. Country Club Drive #107, Mesa, AZ 85210
    480-962-1123

    AZ – Citizen Cold Signing

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    Scott Kolins appears at Atomic Comics on August 14, 2011 from 1-4pm!

    Atomic Comics
    3155 West Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

    Hero Initiative at HeroesCon with New Avengers 100 Project

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    New Avengers 100 Project from the Hero Initiative

    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative travels to Charlotte North Carolina’s Heroescon with special guest Karl Kesel

    Huge signing of 100 Avengers and more!

    May 31, 2011 (Los Angeles): Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending Charlotte North Carolina’s Heroescon June 3rd, 4th and 5th. The comics-first and family-friendly convention will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center located at?501 S. College St.?Charlotte, NC. Joining us is three time Eisner Award nominee and Captain America: Patriot creator Karl Kesel. Karl will be sketching for fans throughout the weekend to raise money for our worthy cause. Make sure you stop and get a sketch while helping Hero!

    In addition, we will have newly released New Avengers 100 Project books for sale at the booth. Marvel Comics has generously donated 100 blank-covered cardstock copies of New Avengers #1 to Hero, various artists from all over the country donated original covers and we have put them all together in one wonderful compilation. Make sure come by and get this treasure and get it signed by contributing artists Dave Johnson, Craig Rousseau, Alex Saviuk, Andy Smith, Herb Trimpe and Roy Thomas all at one time! This signing will be Saturday at booth 322/421 from 1pm-2pm.

    And make sure you come back for our Archie: 50 times an American Icon book and many more products, all supporting Hero Initiative’s cause! Do It!

     

    Schedule is as follows:

    Friday, June 3 Con Hours: 1100am-6pm

    11am-1pm Karl Kesel

    230pm-400pm Karl Kesel

    400pm-500pm Scott Kolins

    500pm-800pm Karl Kesel

     

    Saturday, June 4 Con Hours 1000am-600pm

    1030-1230 Karl Kesel

    100pm-200pm Avengers 100 Signing: Dave Johnson, Craig Rousseau, Alex Saviuk, Andy Smith, Herb Trimpe and Roy Thomas:

    300pm-500pm-Karl Kesel

     

    Sunday, June 5 Con Hours 1100am-600p

    11-1230 Karl Kesel

    130-300 Karl Kesel

     

    About The Hero Initiative:

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment .Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

     

    C4 Announces Artist Guest List

    August 18, 2010 by  
    Filed under Canada, Comic Books, Convention News

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    Press Release:

    The Central Canada Comic Con in Winnipeg, MB Canada is running from October 29-31, 2010.  More information on the convention can be found
    at the website.

    The con has recently announced it’s full Artist Guest Line-up from the industry’s top artists:

    Norm Breyfogle – Legendary Batman Artist
    Andrew Wildman – Legendary Transformers Artist
    Alex Milne – Transformers Megatron Origin and Drift Artist
    Scott Kolins – The Flash, and Rogue’s Revenge Artist
    Marcio Takara – The Incredibles Artist
    Tommy Castillo – Toe Tags, and Legends of the Dark Knight Artist
    Yanick Paquette – Avengers, Ultimate X-Men, and Civil War X-Men Artist

    And Many More International and Local Artists!

    Weekend Passes: $25 Cdn
    Daily Passes: $13.50

    Weekend Pass holders also get a supplies limited Schwag Bag with a chance of getting one of many artist guest sketch cards.  Other original cards and artwork will be featured in the C4 Art Auction held on Sunday.

    TX – FCBD Supernova Signing

    March 28, 2010 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Texas

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    Paul Tobin, writer of this year’s FCBD: Iron Man: Supernova, signs at Rogues Gallery along with several other creators from 10am-5pm:

    *Colleen Coover (Artist on numerous projects, including Marvel Adventures comics)
    *Chris Roberson (Writer: Vertigo’s Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love and I, Zombie)
    *Paul Benjamin (Writer: Monsters, Inc., Hit Point High and Marvel Adventures Hulk)
    *Alan Porter (Writer: Boom! Studios’ Cars)
    *Scott Kolins (Writer/Artist: Solomon Grundy, Blackest Night Flash)
    *Paul Maybury (Artist: Comic Book Tattoo, Aqua Leung, Popgun)
    *Nick Derington (Artist: Popgun, Madman, Catwoman)
    *Matt Sturges (Writer: House of Mystery, Jack of Fables)

    Rogues Gallery Comics & Games, 1601 S IH-35 #360, Round Rock, TX

    512-279-8888

    www.roguesgallerytx.com

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