Stan Lee Headlines Big Apple Con March 11-12

Press Release:

MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE CON, New York City’s longest-running Comic Book Convention, returns to PENN PLAZA PAVILION (401 7th Ave @ 33rd Street -opposite Madison Square Garden) on SATURDAY, MARCH 11th, from 10am to 7pm and SUNDAY MARCH 12th 10am~5pm, 2017. This amazing explosion of Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, & Cosplay will bring together top comic book creators, media celebrities, retailers, panel discussions, multiple costume contests & more in two incredible days! There will be hundreds of tables of comics, toys, posters, videos, original art, t-shirts & other collectibles, with everything from the world’s rarest comics as well as the newest and coolest books for sale!

BIG APPLE CON is thrilled to announce the triumphant return to NYC of Comic Book Legend STAN LEE! Stan is the most famous comic book creator in the known universe; a title well earned for his many contributions to pop culture. Along with his top artists including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Don Heck, Stan “The Man” co-created many modern myths as Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics such as: Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Hulk, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Inhumans, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Widow, Hawkeye, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Silver Surfer!

Stan is joined in our star-studded ARTIST ALLEY by many top creators of comic books and related cool media including: JIM STERANKO (Captain America), ROY THOMAS (Star Wars; Saturday only), HOWARD CHAYKIN (Star Wars), RAMONA FRADON (Aquaman), BILLY TUCCI (Shi), AARON LOPRESTI (Ms. Marvel), NANCY SILBERKLEIT (Co-CEO of Archie Comics), REILLY BROWN (Deadpool), ARTHUR SUYDAM (Walking Dead), MICHAEL GOLDEN (Dr. Strange), RENEE WITTERSTAETTER (Guardians of the Galaxy), RICH BUCKLER (Deathlok), MIKE McKONE (Avengers), SOO LEE (Strange Attractors), JIM SIMON (ShieldMaster), J.C. VAUGHN (Gemstone Publishing), GUY DORIAN (New Warriors), J. DAVID SPURLOCK (Vanguard), KRISTEN GUDSNUK (Henchgirl), and BRIAN KONG (Cryptozoic Entertainment). BIG APPLE CON and HIPPY COMIX present UNDERGROUND ALLEY, featuring cutting edge creators of Indy/Alternative Comix: FRANK “Foolbert Sturgeon” STACK (Adventures of Jesus), MARK BODE (Cobalt 60), MIKE DIANA (Boiled Angel), FLY-O (Punk Magazine), JOHN ORLANDO (Humans), CHELLE MAYER (Peacefulshades), and DAN FOGEL (Underground Price & Grading Guide).

Our Media Guest list this year is our finest ever, bringing you a star-studded­ experience unique to BIG APPLE CON! Meet: the PUNISHER himself JON BERNTHAL (Sunday only) from The Walking Dead and the upcoming Defenders, alongside his Daredevil co-stars ELDEN HENSON, PETER SHINKODA, and GEOFFREY CANTOR. We have SPENCER WILDING, Darth Vader from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, BARBARA EDEN (I Dream of Jeannie), KRISTANNA LOKEN (T3), JACKSON BOSTWICK (Captain Marvel on Shazam!), KATHY GARVER (Family Affair, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends), THE AMAZING KRESKIN, NEIL KAPLAN (Transformers, Voltron), JOHNNY BRENNAN (Jerky Boys, Family Guy), ROBB DEMAREST (Ghost Hunters International), Special Effects and Prop Master ROY WOOLEY (Zombieland, Hunger Games), TAIMAK (The Last Dragon), and from The Warriors DAVID HARRIS and TERRY MICHOS.

Join us for a special screening on Sunday of Michael Valentine’s COMIX: BEYOND THE COMIC BOOK PAGES, an exciting new feature film documentary about the world of comic books told through the thoughts and images of the creators, artists, writers, collectors, store owners, independent publishers, and especially the passionate fans who have made it the phenomenon that it is today!

BIG APPLE CON will once again bring the most amazing Cosplayers and costumers together for a fast-paced, exciting weekend of creative excellence! This year will be our largest ever, with multiple contests across different genres, professional judges, and over $15,000 in incredible prizes awarded! Our Super Sponsors include: Mood Designer Fabrics, Squishable, Five and Diamond SF, Bernina, Cosplay by McCall’s, Rickey’s NYC, and Prop Store. Come as any character in Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Cartoons, Anime/Manga, Video Games, or make up your own! You can also participate in special themed group Cosplay photoshoots! On Sunday there will be a 12 and under Kids Costume Showcase where everyone gets a prize, as well as other fun activities for your younglings!

DATE: Saturday, March 11th ~ 10am -7pm & Sunday, March 12th ~ 10am -5pm 2017

PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion ~ 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. NYC

TICKETS: Adults: $30 Saturday, $25 Sunday, both days $50. Children: $10 per day (ages 6-12, 5 and under free!). Please check our website frequently for the latest information on our special VIP and Early Admission Packages!

TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.bigapplecc.com

NYC – An Evening of Unfortunate Events

0000_asueNeil Patrick Harris, Alfre Woodard, Patrick Warburton, and creator Daniel Handler appear at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM for an advance screening of the new Netflix show A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Based on the internationally bestselling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus and Sunny — whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death.

The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and premieres ‪January 13, 2017 only on Netflix.

There will be a special screening before the discussion.

Get tickets at the link!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

CA – Knowhere Comics Signing

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Comic creators Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)and Erik Hendrix (Steam Engines of Oz) appear at Knowhere Games & Comics for a signing on Saturday, December 17th at 1:00 PM!

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Knowhere Games and Comics
744 Grand Ave. suite 102, San Marcos, California 92078
(760) 891-8333

Stan Lee & Joe Sinnott Receive Military Honors at RICC 2016

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Press Release:

United States Military Honors Comic Book Legends Stan Lee And Joe Sinnott At Rhode Island Comic Con

Providence, Rhode Island – On Veterans Day, representatives of the United States Army and Navy, along with chapters of the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and Texas State Guard, surprised comic book icons Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott with military accolades.

Awards of appreciation and recognition were presented to Mr. Lee, 93, who served as a Sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II, at his VIP panel Friday night. Army Captain James R. Whitney, Navy Chief Petty Officer Kurt Anderson, their respective staffs and several former US Service members, imparted the honors.

Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Mitchell tendered an American flag to Mr. Lee at the request of Major General Anthony C. Funkhouser. The flag was flown in his honor on the occasion of Veterans Day “for his faithful service to our Nation as a United States Soldier during World War II.” MG Funkhouser is the Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, VA.

“Next to my marriage and the birth of my daughter. This is the most sensational moment in my life. I will never forget this…” Stated a very emotional Mr. Lee, “It is such an honor which I’m sure I don’t deserve.”

000_ricc-sinnott-tucciMr. Sinnott’s awards were handed out at a dinner attended by his family, friends and fans later on that evening. His flag was presented on behalf of MG Funkhouser who bestowed the title of “SEABEE For Life” to the sailor, 90.

After his older brother Sgt. Jack Sinnott, was tragically killed in action in France, Mr. Sinnott joined the US Navy Seabees shortly after his 18th birthday. He served in the bloody World War II Battle of Okinawa rising to the rank of Machinist Mate 3rd Class.

As restaurant patrons applauded with a standing ovation, the legendary artist who created thousands of comics for over sixty years, humbly confessed, “I’m speechless, I really am. This is just unbelievable. One of the greatest honors I’ve ever had. Thank You!”

In addition to the flags, certificates, challenge coins, plaques and “swagger sticks” of appreciation were also awarded to both veterans. “They got me mixed up with someone else” Mr. Lee said in disbelief. “But I can’t thank you enough and I will never forget this moment… We have the greatest military in the whole world.”

As uniformed service members past and present presented arms to a saluting Mr. Lee, he exclaimed to the teary-eyed audience, “If someone isn’t filming this, I’ll never talk to you again!”

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HI – Usagi Yojimbo Signing

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Award-winning cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of the Eisner-winning graphic novel series Usagi Yojimbo, appears at Other Realms Ltd. on Saturday December 10, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM!

Sakai has received five Eisner awards for Usagi Yojimbo, first published in 1984 and still continuing today. In addition, Sakai has received the 2014 Inkwell Award, 2007 Harvey Award, 2002 National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Awards, and the Cultural Ambassador Award from the Japanese American Museum, among many others. Sakai has also worked on projects including Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #7, Star Wars, and Marvel’s Strange Tales. He is also an award-winning letterer for his work on the Spider-Man comic strip and Sergio Aragones’ Groo the Wanderer.

Other Realms Ltd.
1130 N Nimitz Hwy, Ste C-140, Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 596-8236

NYC – Clone Conspiracy #2 Signing

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Writer Dan Slott (The Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, She-Hulk) appears at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign CLONE CONSPIRACY!

*Purchase of Clone Conspiracy #1 or #2 required to participate in the event.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

CA – HowToons Signing

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Nick Dragotta appears at the Schulz Museum on Saturday, October 8th at 1:00 PM. He is the artist and co-creator, along with writer Jonathan Hickman, of the breakout hit 2013, East of West. Dragotta also worked on the landmark run of X-Statix with Peter Milligan and many other top Marvel characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-Men, FF, and others. Dragotta is also the artist and co-creator of Howtoons with MacArthur grant recipient Saul Griffith. Howtoons is an educational children’s comic that teaches kids how to makes things using everyday household goods, incorporating instructions into storytelling.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

UK – Spider-Man/Deadpool Signing

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Writer Joe Kelly appears at Orbital Comics for a London exclusive signing on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, in conjunction with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Joe has worked on various comics titles over the years – including Action Comics, Deadpool, JLASteampunk, X-Men, and the current smash hit Spider-Man/Deadpool – in addition to being co-creator of cartoon sensation, Ben 10.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

NJ – Black Launch Party

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Artist Jamal Igle appears at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign BLACK, the Kickstarter funded OGN project now being published by Black Mask Studios.

In a world that already hates and fears them – what if only Black people had superpowers? BLACK follows the story of a young man, Kareem Jenkins, who, having miraculously survived being shot by police, learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it’s safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free. X-Men meets The Wire, BLACK’s Kickstarter blazed through Black History Month 2016 earning more than three time its funding goal.

A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art, Jamal is the writer/artist/Creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment and the penciller of The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy for Dark Horse Comics. His detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, the all ages action miniseries “Race Against Time” as well as mainstream hits such as G.I. Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing and Tangent: Superman’s Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics and a four issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics.

Along with Jamal’s impressive creative credits, he also does double duty as Director of Marketing and Publicity for Action Lab Entertainment.

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Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

DC – Fantastic Fantom Signing

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MARGUERITE BENNETT (Insexts, DC Comics Bombshells, Fresh Romance, Josie & the Pussycats), SAM MAGGS (Wonder Women, Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy), RYAN NORTH (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Adventure Time)  JASON REYNOLDS (Spider-Man: Miles Morales YA Novel), and MARGARET STOHL (Forever Red & Red Vengeance: Black Widow YA Novels) will all be signing at Fantom Comics on October 11th, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

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