ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2012 GUEST LINEUP
MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to make its initial announcement of guests. MegaCon will take place February 17th – 19th, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
MegaCon is proud to announce the appearance of Kate Mulgrew who played Captain Kathryn Janeway from the TV series Star Trek: Voyager
Comic book guests include: Tony Bedard, Dennis Calero, Nick Cardy, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Daxiong, Dan DiDio, Chuck Dixon, Paul Gulacy, Cully Hamner, Phil Hester, Rob Hunter, Dan Jurgens, Barbara Kesel, Pablo Marcos, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Parent, Paul Pelletier, Brandon Peterson, Stephane Roux, Frank Tieri, Tim Townsend, Billy Tucci, Ethan Van Sciver, Zeb Wells
Media guests include stars from Star Trek, Warehouse 13, Vampire Diaries, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate, Robot Chicken and Ghost Hunters International. These stars include: Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner, Eddie McClintok, Sal Runbinek, Tia Carrere, David Anders, Joseph Morgan, Laura Cohan, David Prowse, Daniel Logan, Richard LeParmetier, Peter Mayhew, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Boxleitner, Stephen Furst, Peter Jurasik, Corin Nemec, Tony Amendola, Paul McGillion, Scott Tepperman, and Nicholas Brendon.
Live Music on all three days by popular Celtic Band: Emerald Rose.
Other events include: children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, paint and take room, RPG gaming events, anime events, LAN room, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.
The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.
Robert Picardo appears on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 1:30pm for an autograph session.
Mr Picardo’s works include:
- The Doctor on Star Trek Voyager
- Stargate - Richard Woolsley
- Call of Duty Black Ops – Robert McNamara
$20 signed photo!
4 Color Fantasies
7172 Archibald Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
NEW YORK COMIC CON ANNOUNCES GUESTS FROM ENTERTAINMENT WORLD
Celebrity Appearances at NYCC Span the Pop Culture Universe
Norwalk, CT, July 15, 2010: New York Comic Con (NYCC) has today announced a line up of celebrity actor guests who have starred in television, film and theater and who will appear at the show to autograph and mingle with fans. The introduction of these Special Guests highlights the scope of the convention’s guest appearances and underscores the broad appeal of New York Comic Con which has rapidly become a pre-eminent pop culture event. The entertainment guests who have been announced are: Christopher Judge, James Marsters, Katee Sackhoff, and Ian Whyte. They join other celebrity guests from the world of comics including Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr., and John Romita, Jr. among many others. Officials at NYCC recently announced a line up of comic guests including Adam Hughes, Steve McNiven, Steve Epting, Bob Layton and Greg Pak. The New York Comic will be co-located with the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) this year and will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, October 8 – 10, 2010. Both shows are produced by ReedPOP, a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions.
“These celebrity guests from the world of TV and film have contributed enormously to the pop culture world and they have helped bring iconic comic and pop culture characters to life,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “We are indebted to them for making their time available to us and for being available to our thousands of fans. This certainly proves how vast the pop culture universe is and we plan to include ALL of it at NYCC! This year’s show will be bigger than ever.”
With the exception of James Marsters, the celebrity guest appearances are sponsored by Celebrity Authentics and they will be appearing in the Celebrity Authentics booth. James Marsters will appear in Autograph Alley, as well as participate in panels and a Saturday (October 9, 2010) evening concert. Concert details and ticket information will be available soon at www.jamesmarsters.com. Information about autograph prices, times, etc. will be posted soon on the NYCC website. Tickets for NYCC and NYAF may also be purchased at the convention’s website, www.nycomiccon.com. Other information about the shows, as well as news about ReedPOP, which also organizes Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.mediumatlarge.net.
James Marsters may best be known for the role of Spike, the cult favorite punk-goth vampire from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. His credits also include Smallville, Torchwood, and Caprica. He’ll be signing in Autograph Alley and be performing a concert on Saturday night.
As one of the stars of the critically acclaimed television series, Battlestar Galactica, Katee Sackhoff has wowed fans and critics alike with her portrayal of Kara “Starbuck” Thrace. Beyond Galactica, she’s well known as Dana Walsh on 24. Katee is appearing at the Celebrity Authentics booth.
Judge is best known as Teal’c from the Stargate saga. While at a friend’s house, Judge saw his friend’s roommate practicing for the SG-1 audition and was intrigued. While the roommate was away, Judge looked at the audition notes, then called his agent and insisted he get him an audition or lose him as a client. In addition to starring in SG-1, he has written three episodes for the series: “The Changeling”, “Birthright”, and “Sacrifices”. Christopher is appearing at the Celebrity Authentics booth
Actor Ian Whyte’s the man in the suit for all the Predators (thanks to computer technology) in Alien vs. Predator, and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. He’s also one half of Madame Maxime in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and can be seen in Clash of The Titans, DragonBall Evolution, and Solomon Kane. Ian is appearing at the Celebrity Authentics booth
ABOUT REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
The guest list for Atlanta’s Dragon*Con is always long (and this year’s is no exception) with someone interesting for fans of any genre. While everyone will have their favorites, I just thought that in addition to the recent addition of comics legend Stan Lee, I would highlight a few of the names that stand out to me for 2010:
- Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings)
- Morena Baccarin (Firefly/Serenity, V)
- Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
- LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Erica Cerra (Eureka)
- Daniel Cudmore (Twilight, X-Men)
- Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Larry Hagman (Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie)
- Linda Hamilton (Terminator, Beauty & The Beast)
- Stan Lee – comic book legend
- Kellan Lutz (Twilight)
- James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville)
- Mike McKone (Teen Titans, Avengers Academy)
- Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
- Jason Momoa (Conan)
- Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica)
- Adrian Pasdar (Heroes)
- George Perez – comics legend
- Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes)
- Elisabeth Rohm (Angel, Law & Order, Heroes)
- Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1)
- Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Shawnee Smith (SAW)
- Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda)
- Chaske Spencer (Twilight)
- Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Jewel Staite (Firefly/Serenity, Stargate: Atlantis)
- Sam Trammel (True Blood)
- Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V)
Who else do you think is a highlight?
Robert Picardo signs on Saturday June 5 at 1PM at the Forbidden Planet NYC store!!
Autographs are $20. Any one who purchases his autograph may have their picture taken with him for no charge.
840 Broadway New York, NY 10003
Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Michael Shanks (Stargate SG:1) are the featured guests for Vulcan Events’ premiere convention, set to take place in Tampa, Florida, April 30th through May 2nd.
Bonus guests for the convention include: Gary Graham, William Morgan Sheppard, Catherine Hicks, Tony Todd, Dean Stockwell, Sally Kellerman, and Gary Lockwood. Also appearing are Tye Bourdony, Glenda C. Finkelstein, and musical guest Sci-Fried.
More information is available on their website: http://www.vulcanevents.com/
The convention’s ad on Syfy can be seen below: