John Byrne Makes Special Appearance at NYCC 2017

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Jack Kirby wasn’t an ordinary comic-book creator, and it’s perhaps only the occasion of The King of Comics’ 100th birthday celebration this year that could get John Byrne to rescind his retirement from comic conventions to make a special appearance at New York Comic Con 2017 in October.

John Byrne did appear at two Star Trek 50th anniversary conventions in 2016 but had retired from comic cons following the Mid-Ohio Con in 2004. But Byrne agreed to attend the New York Comic Con for the chance to sit alongside fellow Eisner Hall of Fame creator Walter Simonson on a special panel discussing the enduring legacy of Jack Kirby.

IDW Publishing’s President Greg Goldstein and CCO Chris Ryall will host the panel, as a dynamic slideshow of more than 1,300 pieces of original Kirby art plays in the background — the largest public showing of Kirby originals ever. The special draw, however, is the two titanic creators who have both put together sustained and acclaimed runs of comics created or co-created by Jack Kirby.

“I know John [Byrne] forever swore off comic cons, but let’s not remind him of that!” said Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer and Byrne’s editor for the last twelve years. “Really, though, the chance to publicly talk up the impact Kirby’s work had on his own career was the lure for John, and being able to do so alongside his close friend and fellow legend Walter Simonson only helped seal the deal.”

The panel will take place on Friday, October 6 from 1:45pm-2:45pm in Room 1A21 and all in attendance will walk away with a Jack Kirby-related giveaway.

“The Kirby 100 panel that we presented at SDCC this past July was completely standing room only, with many people unable to fit in the room,” said Goldstein. “So I’d recommend getting to this one early to ensure you get a seat.”

Following the panel, Byrne will make his way to the IDW Booth #1844 for a special two-hour signing, from 3:30pm-5:30pm.

Byrne’s signing will be a ticketed event. Tickets will be distributed on Friday morning to the first 100 fans to purchase a special con-exclusive version of his long-running series of Star Trek photoplays, Star Trek: New Visions 18: “What a Pain it is to Drown.” This convention-exclusive item will feature a special Byrne-themed photo cover! (And if you aren’t one of the first 100 people, don’t completely fret, because Byrne will accommodate as many standbys as time allows, too.)

Because Byrne’s signings are a very rare thing now, IDW will make every effort to accommodate as many fans as possible while maintaining an orderly and professional experience. To that end, Byrne will be unable to sketch in anyone’s books. And each attendee of the signing will be limited to a maximum of three items; the first two must be IDW books or comics and the third item can be a non-IDW item.

Walter Simonson will also be appearing at IDW’s booth throughout the convention, with signing times and dates to follow shortly.

Dallas Comic Show Returns on September 16-17

The Dallas Comic Show returns to the Richardson Civic Center on September 16-17, 2017 for a fun weekend filled with awesome guests and panels. Free parking, affordable admission, a great alternative to big box events that are sometimes too hectic for fans. Dallas Comic Show is a family-friendly event in the DFW area featuring exciting comic book and media guests, costumed characters, gaming and Anime content.

Our mission is to bring back an affordable pop culture convention experience to the DFW area, something everyone can enjoy and embrace without breaking the bank. This is show run by fans and done for fans. We are here to make sure you have fun.

Comic book guests include: Joe Jusko, Daniel Way, Todd Nauck, Tim Bradstreet, Steve Niles, Angel Medina, James O’Barr, John Lucas, Josh Howard, and many more.

Media guests include: Kevin Nash, Lori Petty, Tom Sizemore, Susan Eisenberg, Kimmy Robertson, Harry Goaz, Kevin Grevioux, Erik Stolhanske, Dickey Beer, Jamie Marchi, and more.

All guest appearances are subject to work commitments. Guests appear both days of the show unless otherwise noted.  Scroll down to bios for info on media guest prices. In rare instances some guests may have to postpone their appearances due to work commitments, we always try to note if that’s occurred as soon as possible. Please note, Media Guests charge to sign your items or their merchandise, and most charge a fee for photos with them. Most comic book guests do not charge for autographs, but it’s always wise to ask first.

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This is a fun family event for all ages, Q&A panels all weekend, and costume contest Saturday night. All the info can be found at www.dallascomicshow.com

I Like Comic Con Debuts 1st Show in February 2018

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I Like Comic Con is coming to the Vancouver/Portland area at the Clark County Event Center! On February 10 and 11, 2018, join us for a celebration for fans of all genres and ages as we bring you amazing guest writers, artists, creators, comic book related celebrities, cosplay, a huge Artist Alley, exhibitors and so much more!

I Like Comic Con is a return to the roots of what made the current state of pop culture great – comic books and their artists and writers.  If not for comics we wouldn’t be enjoying the myriad of comic book based movies, television shows, cartoons, swag, or comic cons for that matter.  Can you imagine no comic cons? No Avengers movies?  No Batman films?  No Wonder Woman movie?  How could we go on without having our coffee in our favorite Deadpool mug?  Can you imagine it?  We can’t and thankfully we don’t have to!

Too often we see events focusing on Hollywood, media stars, and personalities.  We’ve overheard at many “comic cons” how people wish there were more comics and comic related creators.  I Like Comic Con pays tribute to comic books, their writers, creators, and artists by featuring comic artists and writers, comic related celebrity guests, and a wide range of exhibitors.

Guests currently include:

  • Jonboy Meyers: Jonboy’s comic book art includes working on such titles as The Inhumans, Spawn, Teen Titans, Spawn, G.I. Joe, Black Dynamite, Thor, Supergirl, Huntress, She Hulk, Hulk, Spider-Man, Arana, Gen 13, Ninja Scroll, Danger Girl, Justice League of America, and X-Men to name a few.
  • Karl Kesel: Veteran artist and writer on titles such as Harley Quinn, Legends, Superman, Captain America, Daredevil, and more.
  • Aaron Lopresti: Aaron’s impressive body of work includes Spider-Man, The X-Men, Wonder Woman, The Hulk, The Avengers, Batman, Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Superboy, Xena, Star Trek, Gen 13, and more!
  • Keith Tucker: Keith worked on nearly every 80s and 90s cartoon you watched as a kid including Transformers, GI Joe, He-Man, Spider-Man, Animaniacs, DuckTales, and Ghostbusters to name a few!

I Like Comic Con is now accepting Exhibitor and Artist Alley applications!  Our event will take place in the Clark County Event Center located near Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon and the show floor will be 100,000 square feet.  For more information and to download a copy of the application, please visit our Exhibitor Info page.  Please read and follow the directions on the application, as an incomplete application may delay processing.

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For more details and further announcements follow I Like Comic Con at the website: ilikecomiccon.com

 

 

HasCon 2017 Welcomes New Guests

Just Announced: Performance by Flo Rida and Meet and Greets with Maddie Ziegler, Isabela Moner, Eh Bee Family, David Ortiz, James White, Jackie Bradley Jr., Susan Blu, Len Cabral and the voice cast of Hasbro’s Netflix Original Series for Kids ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’

New Ticket VIP Packages available offering exclusive access and opportunities

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Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, unveiled additional entertainment programming details for the first ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life.

Joining the previously announced all-star lineup is a performance by GRAMMY®-nominated rapper and singer-songwriter Flo Rida (“My House,” “Whistle”), who will perform a full set to HASCON guests the evening of Saturday, September 9, and a meet and greet with actress, dance icon and NYT bestselling author, Maddie Ziegler (as featured in “Sia: Chandelier,” “Leap!”), Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), and family-friendly internet personalities, the Eh Bee Family. Also joining HASCON is veteran voice actress Susan Blu (“The Transformers: The Movie,” “Jem”), MLB-retired designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz, current center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (of the Boston Red Sox), New England Patriots running back and Super Bowl™ 51 Hero James White (of the New England Patriots) and internationally acclaimed and award-winning storyteller Len Cabral.

HASCON will also feature a panel and autograph session with talent and creators from Hasbro’s upcoming Netflix original series for kids Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters. Ogie Banks (“Ultimate Spider-Man”), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”), Scott Menville (“Teen Titans Go!,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), series executive producer/writer Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Avengers Assemble”), series executive producer/writer Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Napoleon Dynamite”) and series supervising director Vic Cook (“The Spectacular Spider-Man,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”) will be featured on the panel and at the autograph session on Sunday, September 10.

Previously announced programming includes a performance and meet and greet with Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter Daya, panel discussions with Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend), James Gunn (writer and director, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1 and 2), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE Retaliation), Dude Perfect and many more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, including Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC as seen on Hasbro’s joint-venture television network Discovery Family.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

 

SF – JJ Abrams + Andy Cruz Speak

Director JJ Abrams and Andy Cruz appear in conversation with Adam Savage on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tickets available at the link…

JJ Abrams is a celebrated writer, producer, composer, and director for movies, including Armageddon, Star Trek, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and television shows, including Felicity, Alias, Lost, and Westworld. Recently he became the second director ever to direct a film that grossed over two billion dollars at the box office. In 2009 he co-created and co-starred as the pianist in the music video for the song “Cool Guys Don’t Look at Explosions,” with Will Ferrell and Andy Samberg. He has won numerous awards and is currently working on an HBO series with Jordan Peele, the director of Get Out.

Andy Cruz is the co-founder and creative nerve center of House Industries, the design company known for their fonts and far-reaching collaborative work with Muji, Hermès, The Eames Office, Jimmy Kimmel, and The New Yorker. Cruz’s interests such as hot-rods, Japanese folk art, and skateboarding fuel projects ranging from fashion and fonts to ceramics and satellites. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The Process is the Inspiration, co-authored with Rich Roat and Ken Barber, considers how to turn curiosity into successful work. JJ Abrams wrote the book’s foreword.

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Nourse Theater
275 Hayes St, San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 563-2463

IDW Publishing Sets Course For Star Trek™ Las Vegas Convention

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Creation Entertainment’s 16th Annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention kicks off this week and IDW Publishing will be representing with special guests who work on the official line of Star Trek comic books – longtime Star Trek writer Mike Johnson, Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, and artist J.K. Woodward.

The convention will run from August 2-6, but con-goers can catch Mike, J.K., and Sarah on Wednesday and Thursday, featured on select panels to discover more about the current status, and future, of IDW’s publishing programs for all things Star Trek. That includes the recently announced “I.D.I.C.” 6-part story arc that begins in Star Trek: Boldly Go #13, the highly publicized Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken miniseries, which depicts a “Mirror Universe” spin on the TNG crew (with painted art by Woodward), as well as the launch of the Star Trek: Discovery ongoing comic book which ties-in directly to the eagerly anticipated TV series.

Debuting in October, both “I.D.I.C.” and Discovery were recently teased at Comic-Con International, with even more details to unveil in Vegas. “I.D.I.C.” (Infinite Diversity (in) Infinite Combinations) explores the Vulcan philosophy that celebrates diversity in all its forms and will be written by Mike Johnson. The Discovery comic will be co-written by Johnson and Discovery staff writer Kristen Beyer.

Panels include:

Discovery Publishing
8/2 Wed @ 5:30pm in the Leonard Nimoy Theatre

Expanding Star Trek Comic Universe (with Mike, J.K., and Sarah)
8/3 Thurs @ 10:45am in the DeForest Kelley Theatre

Mike Johnson Signing
8/3 Thurs @ 2:00pm at Away Mission Booth in the Exhibition Hall

Inside Trek: Mike Johnson
8/3 Thurs @ 3:30pm on the CBS All Access Stage

Inside Trek: Sarah Gaydos
8/3 Thurs @ 4:30pm on the CBS All Access Stage

Star Trek Las Vegas will be the largest gathering of Trek fans in the world this year and Sarah, Mike, and J.K. are excited by the opportunity to meet the incredible fans who have made the Star Trek comics so much fun to work on, and to just generally geek out about Trek with you!

IDW Publishing Recaps Comic-Con 2017

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San Diego-based publisherIDW, was well represented at this year’s Comic-Con International and made some noise, thanks to IDW’s high profile booth signings, in-demand exclusives, and major announcements! Not to mention walking away from the annual Eisner ceremony with awards for Best Anthology – Love is Love, and Best Reality-Based Work – March: Book Three.

As they celebrated the trilogy’s conclusion, Congressman John LewisAndrew Aydin, and Nate Powell not only received Eisner Awards for March: Book Three, but also Inkpot Awards for their contributions to the field of comics, before leading hundreds of students, teachers, and fans in an inspiring march through Comic-Con.

Love is Love project organizer, Marc Andreyko, was awarded the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his efforts to aid the victims of the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. The benefit anthology raised over $167K for those affected.

Legendary comics creator Walter Simonson, whose Ragnarök is published under IDW, was honored during the ceremony as well, being inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in recognition of his long and outstanding career.

With so many announcements hitting during the biggest trade show of the year, we’ve compiled a handy guide to what exciting news IDW/Top Shelf made at the event.

Sonic the Hedgehog — Everyone’s favorite blue blur is returning to comics in 2018, now under IDW’s editorial guidance as SEGA announced a new publishing partnership.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — Award-winning creators Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will conclude their careers in comics with a final storyline, “The Tempest,” beginning in June.

Goosebumps — This October, encounter monsters old and new in IDW’s comic series from the terrifying world of R.L. Stine’s bestselling series.

Black Crown’s Assassinistas — This 6-issue miniseries from writer Tini Howard (Hack/Slash) and newly minted Will Eisner Hall of Famer Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) packs a punch. Ex-hitwoman Octavia comes out of retirement, dragging her college-aged son and his boyfriend along on her mission to kick some serious ass this December.

Black Crown’s Punks Not Dead — Courtesy of writer David Barnett and artist Martin Simmonds, cross the pond this January for this UK-based tale of Fergie, a boy in search of his father, and his companion, the ghost of The Sex Pistol’s Sid Vicious (obviously).

TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 — The Heroes in a Half Shell and the original ‘busters will reunite for a 5-week crossover event series this November from Erik BurnhamTom Waltz, and Dan Schoening.

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call —The heroines of the 2016 feature film are returning to comics this October, now with their own series, from Ghostbusters veterans, writer Kelly Thompson and artist Corin Howell.

Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions — The new anthology comic set in Jem’s world will premiere this November, with an all-star lineup of rotating creative teams including Jem mainstay Sophie Campbell, plus Kate Leth and Tana Ford joining the jam session.

The X-Files: JFK Disclosure — This two-part special, written by Denton J. Tipton with art by Menton3, will reveal the truth surrounding one of the greatest conspiracies in American history.

Gears of War — The popular video game franchise will return to comics in January 2018, with writer Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) scripting new stories. In addition, IDW will be reprinting the previous Gears of War comics into collections.

Glénat — IDW Publishing and French publisher Glénat are teaming up on a new joint initiative to publish original graphic novels in the U.S. and France, publishing genre graphic novels that will fit into both markets. It kicks off with a new fantasy series, The Highest House, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, creators of The Unwritten.

30 Days of Night  — Fresh art from the upcoming reimagining of the vampire tale set in Alaska was unveiled. From writer/co-creator Steve Niles and artist Piotr Kowalski (Sex), a new take on the modern classic arrives this December.

Star Trek: Discovery — The first details about the comic book tie-in to the upcoming Star Trek TV series were teased, including a Klingon-centric storyline. It will be written by Mike Johnson and Star Trek: Discovery TV writer Kirsten Beyer with art by Tony Shasteen with more details to come about the October launching title.

Visionaries — Hasbro’s Visionaries return to comics was teased from the creative team of writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and artist Fico Ossio (Revolution).

Unicron is coming!  — First Strike, the next major Hasbro comic book event from IDW, will see Unicron enter the picture, which can only mean one thing – destruction!

For additional details or assets for all of the above, please reach out to IDW’s media contact.

IDW Publishing thanks all of its talented creators, dedicated fans, and the hardworking staff of Comic-Con International for another amazing year! See you all in 2018!

McFarlane Toys Schedule at SDCC 2017

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Todd McFarlane and McFarlane Toys will be attending this year’s’ San Diego Comic-Con International on Wednesday July 19th – Sunday July 23rd! McFarlane Toys will have the hottest new products and brands on display at San Diego Comic Con. Stop by the Diamond Booth #2401 to check out: DestinyStranger ThingsFive Nights at Freddy’sRick and MortySteven UniverseBorderlands and more! And be the first to see McFarlane’s Star Trek action figures on Display at Star Trek Gallery (Michael J Wolf Gallery on 5th Ave)– coming Spring 2018! Hours: Thursday – Saturday from 11AM – 9PM and Sunday from 11AM -5PM.

FRIDAY, JULY 21ST

2:00 – 3:30 PM: Todd McFarlane Autograph Session
Location: IMDboat

  • After talking with host Kevin Smith, Todd McFarlane will stick around to sign autographs and take photos with fans. Free Spawn action figures for all wristband holders (also needed for boat access). First come first serve.

5:00 – 6:30 PM: Spawn Artists Free Autograph Session; Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo and Jason Shawn Alexander Signing
Location: Image Comics Booth #2729

  • Bring your favorite comics and toys to have it signed by Todd. Limited 1 item per person and must be over 13 years. Free Limited Edition Poster for all wristband holders. No sketches. Please no CGC, or other witnessing/grading. Limited wristbands available.

SUNDAY, JULY 22nd

12:00 – 2:00 PM: Todd McFarlane FREE Autograph Session
Location: Image Comics Booth #2729

  • Bring your favorite comics and toys to have it signed by Todd.  Limited 1 item per person and must be over 13 years. No sketches. Please no CGC, or other witnessing/grading. Limited wristbands available.

3:30 – 4:30 PM: Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman Panel
Location: Room 6DE

  • Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, and Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, sit down for a one-on-one chat that absolutely cannot be missed! These two titans have forever changed the comics industry, in addition to breaking new ground in everything from toys to television to film. What tips do they have for their fellow creators? How did they rise so high? This intimate panel has all the answers and more.

5:45 – 6:30 PM: Todd McFarlane and Syfy LIVE from Comic Con.

7:30 – 8:00 PM: Todd McFarlane on ScreenJunkies “Does It Hold Up?”
Location: SD House of Blues

  • Hosted by head writer Spencer Gilbert, DOES IT HOLD UP revisits beloved films from the ’80s and ’90s with a 2017 lens.  Todd McFarlane will guest star on ScreenJunkies’ “Does It Hold Up?” series to talk about the Spawn movie. Watch it HERE.

TX – William Shatner Signing

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Fiterman Sports proudly presents CAPTAIN KIRK, William Shatner, signing autographs and taking photos with fans on Saturday July 22nd, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Get your tickets now, as these are due to sell out!

TICKET PRICES:
$99 – Autograph on 1 item
$99 – Photo Opp with your own camera with Mr. Shatner
$169 – VIP….photo opp, 1 autograph, fast pass and 8×10 photo of Mr. Shatner (PRE-SALE ONLY) (ONLY 50 AVAILABLE)

There are service fees on each ticket purchased.
Unsigned merchandise will be available for sale at the event.

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Fiterman Sports Group
700 Baybrook Mall A103, Friendswood, Texas 77546
(832) 775-4504

Karl Urban Appears at Rose City Comic Con 2017

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Actor Karl Urban has been announced for Rose City Comic Con on September 8-10, 2017.

Karl had to cancel last year due to his filming schedule, but he wanted to come back to Portland and see all the fans! Karl Urban got his start in television, landing roles like Julius Caesar on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. After portraying Éomer in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he went on to star in films such as Doom, The Bourne Supremacy, RED, and Dredd, and is set to play a part in Thor: Ragnarok. Adding to his success, Urban is best known for his role as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the new Star Trek film franchise.

He joins other great guests at Rose City Comic Con 2017, such as “Weird Al” Yankovic, Felicia Day, Brent Spiner, Jason Isaacs, Adam West & Burt Ward, and dozens more. See our full list of guests so far, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get all the latest news.

For further details, please visit the Rose City Comic Con website: www.rosecitycomiccon.com

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