Florida SuperCon less then 2 weeks away and PLENTY of stuff happening!

Less then 2 weeks away and this show is real lying ramping up to be the biggest one yet.

Check out their Ad on YouTube!

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Here is a sneak peek at the Program Cover Pencils by Comic Legend Allen Bellman. Inks/Finishes by Rob Hunter. Colors by Juan Fernandez.

Massive update to the schedule for Florida Supercon in progress! Over 450 events are now listed… with more to come! Go to www.floridasupercon.com and click on the EVENTS button to check it out and start making plans.

Alex Kingston autograph tickets and photo op tickets are now available for pre-order. Go to www.floridasupercon.com and click BUY TICKETS or go direct to http://www.eventbee.com/v/floridasupercon/event?eid=871188204

Neal Adams is now accepting Pre-Orders for Convention Commissions at Florida Supercon. To Pre-Order Convention Commissions from Neal, please contact (Jason) at Spyda@SpydaCreations.com

Neal will be in attendance Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth #’s 700 and 702

for everything SuperCon… check out the website HERE!

Grrl: San Jose Super-Con 2009 Recap

Bonnie Burton provides a report with photos. Follow the link.

Bud’s Art Books.com: San Jose Super-Con Report

Scroll down the page a bit to find a report with photos from Bud Plant, including friends Sergio Aragones and Howard Chaykin. Follow the link.

Super-Con 2009

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Super-Con 2009 was the first Super-Con show that I’ve been to, and it was an extremely enjoyable experience. If there was one word to describe the show, it would be “intimate”. Where shows such as San Diego Comic Con and Wizard World shows might be more formal and commercialized, Super-Con was stripped to the basics where it was just the artists and the fans. People walked up to artists such as Adam Hughes, drawing commissions all weekend long, and Frank Cho, who was working on The Ultimate Avengers # 1′s 2 triple gatefold covers, and just conversed with them while watching them work their magic. The air conditioning was magnificent, cooling everyone inside while temperatures reached in the 90′s outside. The booths set up had some great deals, and Artist Alley had long lines for artists such as Humberto Ramos, Eduardo Risso, Sean “Cheeks” Galloway and the always cool Talent Caldwell.

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Of course, fan favorite artist Adam Hughes had his hands full with a full commission list in the first 15 minutes of the con. While he could only get to 6 commissions, those 6 fans were treated to some of the most delightful pieces of art that had to be seen in person to truly appreciate their awesomeness. The auction table was full of gorgeous pieces, drawn by the likes of Hughes, Cho, and Travis Charest.

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The anime section of the con was eager to see their stars, especially Vic Mignogna, Full Metal Alchemist’s Edward Elric, and one could hear their cheers from one end of the hall to the other. Media guests for the show included the lovely Marina Sirtis, John Wesley Shipp of TV’s Flash series, Superman’s Margot Kidder, and Bruce Dern. There were a few people dressed up for cosplay, and the best costume had to be Kirby. This show had a little something for everyone, and I can say with certainty that I will definitely be coming back next year.

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Golden Inking Kirby, Ross, and More for Super-Con

Press Release:

San Jose– The San Jose SuperCon returns to the San Jose Convention Center May 16-17 2009 with their most extensive guest list ever: Michael Golden, Adam Hughes, Frank Cho, Arthur Suydam, Travis Charest, Eduardo Risso, Joe Jusko, Howard Chaykin, Jim Silke, Bruce Dern, Bill Morrison, Marina Sirtis, Joe Benitez, Talent Caldwell, Mike Mayhew, Craig Hamilton, and many more!

Panels, Panels and more Panels mark the event, not to mention the much anticipated costume contest, RoboTech Tour Stop, and Annual Art Auction in which the shows world-class line up of artists will once again provide thousands of dollars worth of one-of-a-kind collectibles up for bid!

One of the shows most anticipated events in conjunction with the art auction is the “Inking Panel,” where the various artist guests try their hand inking over others. Last year featured the pencils of Adam Hughes and Michael Golden. This year, the pencils have been provided by Alex Ross, Bill Morrison and Mark Schultz with an added pencil piece by Jack Kirby!

Michael Golden has provided inked renditions over ALL FOUR artists, and all four Golden turns will be available in the Annual Art Auction on Sunday. When else do you get to see Golden inking Kirby?!

But then, this whole show is not to be missed for any fan of comics and sequential art! So find your way to San Jose!

For more information on SuperCon the Inking Panel and other programming go to: www.super-con.com

Hero Initiative at Super-Con in San Jose

Press Release:

Hero Initiative at Super-Con in San Jose California

Saturday, May 16th, 10:00am- 6:00pm
Sunday, May 17th 10:00am-5:00pm

Los Angeles, CA (May 11, 2009): Hero Initiative will be travelling to the Super-Con in San Jose California in the south hall of the San Jose Convention Center. The con is proud to announce the biggest line up ever!! Check out the website at http://www.super-con.com. Stop by the Hero Initiative booth for signings or art from Eduardo Risso, Mike Mayhew, Bill Morrison and Dan Brereton. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 16
10:30-12:00 – Mike Mayhew
3:30-5:00 – Edwardo Risso

Sunday, May 17
11:30-12:30 – Bill Morrison
1:30-2:30 – Dan Brereton


About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly 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.

Super-Con Adds Margot Kidder and More

Press Release:

Well, the show is right around the corner, May 16th & 17th, 2009, at the
San Jose Convention Center, South Hall, 425 S. Market St. We are happy to
announce a few last minute guests.

MARGOT KIDDER has accepted a last minute invitation to attend this year.
Best known for her famous role as “Lois Lane” in the original 4
“Superman” movies by Warner Bros. in the 1980s with Christopher Reeve,
she has also appeared in almost 100 other TV and movie roles including
“Smallville.”

DARICK ROBERTSON, best known for “Transmetropolitan,” will be attending.

WHILCE PORTACIO, amazing artist and inker for such books as “Wetworks” and “Spawn” will be there.

HUMBERTO RAMOS has also joined the already great guest list for this
year. He is best known for his work on “X-Men” and “Spider-Man.”

All this great talent and the already amazing line-up including Adam
Hughes, Eduardo Risso, Frank Cho, Arthur Suydam, Howard Chaykin, Sergio
Aragones, Travis Charest, Michael Golden, Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, David
Williams and so many more. Also a star studded Media Guest line-up,
including Bruce Dern (“Silent Running,” “Big Love”), Marina Sirtis (“Star
Trek Next Generation”), Peter Mayhew (“Chewbacca” in “Star Wars”) and more, will make this one of the best two day shows California will have seen
in years.

The Amazing guest list, fun programming, an Anime Pavillion and more
will make this a must on the convention circuit.

There are always last minute additions to the line-up, so be sure to
check our website for up dates. www.super-con.com

Steve Morger and Steve Wyatt
Super-Con Organizers

Golden and Texeira Have Got You Covered in May

Press Release:

Golden and Texeira have got you covered!
Eva Ink Artists Makes the Cons from San Jose to Motor City

San Jose to Motor City– Michael Golden and Mark Texeira are spreading the love May 15-17 as the Eva Ink artist Group guys hit two major shows in two cities mid May.

Michael Golden will be on location at the San Jose Supercon. Long known as one of the best storytellers in comics,Uncanny X-Men 507 Golden Cover Golden has influenced countless artists via his work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” “Batman,” and “Dr. Strange, ” among much more!

His recent work can be seen with covers on “Heroes for Hire,” “Exiles,” “Demon’s Regret” and just this month on “Uncanny X-Men #507.” In addition, Vanguard Production’s recently released top selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden” written by Renee Witterstaetter, has sold out and gone into a second printing!

Golden has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, including some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon and Barcelona, Spain, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to Canada and the United States.

This year will also see the release of Michael’s new sketchbook, “Dangerous Curves,” from Eva Ink Publishing. A perfect match for last years sketchbook, “Heroes and Villains.”

Ghost Rider #1Artist Mark Texeira will be making his way to Motor City. Known worldwide for his illustrative interiors and fine art painting, think of “Ghost Rider,” “Moonknight,” “Black Panther,” “Conan,” “Vampirella,” and you think of Mark Texeira and his body of amazing work!

In fact, some of his continuing clients include: New York Magazine; Scholastic Books; MCI Records; Def Jam Records; Marvel Entertainment; D.C. Publications; Harris Publications; Wizards Of The Coast; Wizard Magazine; Image Publications; Black Bull Entertainment; Continuity Associates; and Fleer/Skybox International.

Be looking for Mark’s newest work in the upcoming “Wolverine Special” for Marvel Comics, debuting with the new “Wolverine Origins” movie; fantastic painted interiors for Wizards of the Coast; and a new Punisher limited series currently on the table!

Perhaps most exciting, a full artbook retrospective of Mark’s career has just been completed and should be on the stands by midyear. Written by Renee Witterstaetter and published by Vanguard Productions, the 128 page volume entitled: “Tex–The Art of Mark Texeira…The Artist’s Great Escape,” is available in softcover, hardcover and a slipcase deluxe edition, which boasts 16 bonus plates!

Both Tex and Golden are also the subjects of DVD’s from Woodcrest Productions and Eva Ink in the “Creator Chronicles” series, featuring extensive interviews with the creators and in-depth tutorials! A must have for fans of both artists! Golden’s is currently available, while Texeira’s DVD will be out later this year.

Golden and Tex will be available all days of their conventions for signing and sketching while at the show. Coordinate with Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink in San Jose and Robin Dale of Eva Ink/Woodcrest in Motor City for details and pricing.

And whatever you do, git yourself to a con mid May, somewhere, somehow…and have an awesome time!

For more information go to: www.super-con.com and www.motorcityconventions.com
For more information on Michael Golden and Mark Texeira contact: www.evaink.com

4th Annual Super-Con Set for Downtown San Jose in May

Press Release:

SUPER-CON IN DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE MAY 16 & 17!
Strong Guest List and Size Place Super-Con Among Top U.S. Comics Conventions

THE EVENT:
On Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, the fourth annual Super-Con will bring the biggest and brightest stars of comics, sci-fi, and pop culture to the San Jose Convention Center’s South Hall.

SUPER GUESTS
(Visit www.super-con.com for a complete, up-to-the-minute list):
Super-Con’s impressive guest list of comics professionals places it among the top fan-friendly conventions in the U.S.:
Anime Guests, voice artists for anime’s popular Full Metal Alchemist and Hellsing.
Travis Charest, cover artist; WildC.A.T.s, Metabarons, Star Wars art.
Frank Cho, Liberty Meadows, Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil.
Bruce Dern, Oscar-nominated actor, star of film and TV, including Silent Running, Great Gatsby, and Big Love. First comic book convention appearance.
Michael Golden, Doctor Strange, Micronauts, Nightwing.
Adam Hughes, cover artist; Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Tomb Raider.
Joe Jusko, painter of Tomb Raider, Tarzan, Vampirella, numerous trading cards series.
Bill Morrison, co-founder of Bongo Comics, publisher of The Simpsons comic books.
Eduardo Risso, 100 Bullets, Batman: Broken City.
John Wesley Shipp, The Flash, Emmy-winning actor.
Marina Sirtis, Star Trek’s Deanna Troi.
Arthur Suydam, Marvel Zombies, Conan, Batman, Death Dealer.
Jane Weidlin, the Go-Go’s, VH1′s The Surreal Life.
And many, many more!

HIGHLIGHTS:

Super-Con 2009 features panels, Q&A discussions with special guests, displays, and presentations by icons and industry leaders. The 4th annual Super-Con Cosplay Contest allows those daring souls to roam the convention hall in costume (providing photo opportunities galore) before the formal costume contest pits hero vs. hero. The Art Auction allows conventioneers to bid on one-of-a-kind pieces of art created especially for the auction by our super guests. In all, Super-Con has over 80,000 square feet of space to play with this year, so expect more excitement than ever, plus a great array of comic book, anime, and specialty toy vendors! Full convention programming info is at www.super-con.com.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 16: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 17: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:

San Jose Convention Center, South Hall, 435 S. Market St., San Jose.
I-880 and I-101 are less than a five-minute drive from the Center, which also has free weekend parking in the rear and nearby underground lots. Special rates at the San Jose Marriott are available to Super-Con guests (a limited block of rooms have been set aside for Super-Con).

ADMISSION:
Tickets for Super-Con are $20 for a one-day pass or $30 for a two-day pass. Tickets may be purchased three ways: 1) at the door on event day; 2) online at www.super-con.com; and 3) in advance at your local comic book retailer. Advance tickets purchased online or from your local comic book retailer will receive a $5 discount. Additionally, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform, and other attendees in costume are eligible for a discount.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Visit www.super-con.com, or email supercon@super-con.com.

ABOUT US:

The fourth annual Super-Con is brought to Bay Area fans by a group of local comics professionals and fans.