Tampa Bay Comic Con to Debut Cartoon Convention in 2014

Cartoon Convention

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Announces Cartoon Convention

April 2nd, 2014 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con has announced a new spin-off event called the Cartoon Convention. The Cartoon Convention will spotlight American animation and live-action children’s programming. The creators and their works from studios such as Nickelodeon, Disney, Pixar, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. and many others will be featured. The event will debut on November 8-9, 2014, at the Tampa Convention Center.

In attendance will be voice actors and animators from various animated features, as well as cast members from live-action children’s programming. Panels, Q&As and workshops will be featured at the event.

Single-day admission is $20 and a weekend pass is $30 for adults. Admission is FREE for children (12 and under).

Tampa Convention Center (west hall)
333 S Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602

www.cartoonconvention.com

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Announces Star-Studded Guest List for August 2013

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Announces Star-Studded Cast

June 14th, 2013
 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will take place on August 23-25, 2013 at the Tampa Convention Center! This marks the inaugural Tampa Bay Comic Con to be held at Tampa Convention Center.

The Tampa Bay Comic Con has announced its guest list and it includes primary cast members from Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Hunger Games.

Maisie Williams who portrays Arya Stark, the star and protagonist of the HBO series, Game of Thrones. The Tampa Bay Comic Con will be the first convention in the western hemisphere to feature Maisie Williams.
Rory McCann who portrays Sandor “The Hound” Clegane in the HBO series, Game of Thrones. The Tampa Bay Comic Con will be the first convention in the western hemisphere to feature Rory McCann.
Lauren Cohan who portrays Maggie Greenie in AMC’s hit series, The Walking Dead.
Willow Shields who portrays Primrose Everdeen (sister of Katniss played by Jennifer Lawrence) in the Hunger Games and upcoming sequel, Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

In addition, the following comic artist professionals will be in attendance:

George Perez, known for the Avengers, Teen Titans, Infinity Gauntlet
• Jim Calafiore, Jeff Dekal, Bo Hampton, Geof Isherwood, Joëlle Jones, Ken Kelly,Greg LaRocque, Pablo Marcos, Val Mayerik, Mike McKone, Mike Perkins, Budd Root, Sanjulian, Andy Smith, Mark Sparacio and Tim Vigil.

All three convention days will feature full schedules of programming such as cosplay, contests and panels.

Single-day admission is $20.00 and a 3-day pass is $45.00 ($15.00 savings) for adults. Admission is FREE for children (12 & under).

12PM-6PM | Friday, August 23rd
10AM-6PM | Saturday, August 24th
10AM-5PM | Sunday, August 25th

Tampa Convention Center (west hall)
333 S Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com
www.tampabaycomiccon.com

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Announces Move to Tampa Convention Center for Fall 2013

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Moves to the Tampa Convention Center

Tampa Bay Comic ConApril 8th, 2013 – Less than 24 hours following astounding and sudden attendance growth and success of the April 6-7, Tampa Bay Comic Con, it was clear to the convention organizers (Action3 Events and Promotions LLC) that the previous venue was simply too small to host the rapidly growing convention. The decision was made to have the fall 2013 and spring 2014, Tampa Bay Comic Con held at the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa.

The April 6-7 convention brought in attendance figures that made it impossible to host the convention in any Tampa venue other than the Tampa Convention Center. There has been much press coverage and social media buzz surrounding the April 6-7 convention, and how the attendance numbers on Sunday, April 7th were impossibly chaotic and frustrating for attendees. Saturday, April 6th brought in roughly 2,500 attendees (a then recording breaking figure for the convention) while Sunday, April 7th brought in an undetermined amount, but estimated at 4,000-5,000 attendees. Sunday’s attendance numbers played an unfortunate role, as the Tampa fire marshal would appear midday and order that ticket sales must be halted due to the venue being at capacity.

To accommodate the convention’s tremendous success and growth, the Tampa Bay Comic Con will encompass over 25,000 sqft. of Tampa Convention Center exhibitor space complete with two large breakout rooms for panels and special events. This more than doubles the size of the previous venue.

Single-day admission will remain at $15.00 for adults and FREE for kids 12 and under and two-day admission will hold at $25.00 for adults and FREE for kids 12 and under.

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com
http://www.TampaBayComicCon.com

Tampa Bay Comic Con to Feature Walking Dead Stars, Top Comic Artists and More at April 2013 Show

Tampa Bay Comic Con

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Is This Weekend

April 3rd, 2013 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con is just days away! The Tampa Bay Comic Con is April 6-7 and will bring to the city of Tampa, two actresses from AMC’s The Walking DeadLauren Cohan and Emily Kinney. In addition, actor and musician, Drake Bell who is known for starring in the Superhero Movie, the voice of Spider-Man in Ultimate Spider-Man and  Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh. These special guests will be signing autographs for attendees throughout the weekend. Emily Kinney and Drake Bell will be in attendance on both days of the convention. Lauren Cohan will be in attendance on Sunday only.

In addition, the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s guest list is set to include a talented array of professional comic book creators. Among them are: Rich Buckler, (1970s era Marvel Comics artist), Jenny Frison (Hack & Slash artist), Arthur Suydam  (Walking Dead and Marvel Zombies artist), Bob Layton (Iron Man artist), Luke McDonnell (Iron Man artist), Joe Jusko (Conan, Vampirella), Clayton Crain (Carnage, Ghost Rider) and Clay Mann (X-Men).

The Tampa Bay Comic Con will feature over 100 exhibitor/vendor tables where convention attendees can browse through a large selection of inventory including: comic books, cards, toys, t-shirts, magazines, artwork, Star Wars merchandise and much more. All attendees are also welcome to attend all convention panels (which will include Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney and Drake Bell’s panel Q&A) and contests!

The Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $15.00 for 1-day or $25 for 2-days, and FREE for children (12 and under). Parking is FREE. Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s online “Travel/Hotel” section for special discounted room rates. The address is:

Doubletree Hotel
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com
http://www.TampaBayComicCon.com

Tampa Bay Comic Con Adds Drake Bell for April 2013 Show

Drake Bell

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Announces Spider-Man’s Drake Bell

February 28th, 2013 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con has confirmed actor and musician Drake Bell for the April 6-7, 2013 convention. Drake Bell is the voice of Spider-Man in the current Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, as well as the star of the Superhero Movie and Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh.

As previously announced, Lauren Cohan, a starring actress from AMC’s, The Walking Dead, CW’s Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries will also be in attendance!

The Tampa Bay Comic Con has also released its limited edition print featuring Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet, created by guest artist Joe Jusko. The edition will be limited to 100 numbered prints. Each print is 11” x 17” and is available for $30.

In addition, the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s guest list is set to include a talented array of professional comic book creators. Among them are: Jenny Frison (Hack & Slash artist), Michael Golden (Punisher, Transfomers artist), Bob Layton (Iron Man artist), Luke McDonnell (Iron Man artist), Joe Jusko (Conan, Vampirella) and Renee Witterstaetter (writer, editor).

The Tampa Bay Comic Con will feature over 100 exhibitor/vendor tables where convention attendees can browse through a large selection of inventory including: comic books, cards, toys, t-shirts, magazines, artwork, Star Wars merchandise, jewelry and much more. All attendees are also welcome to attend all convention panels (which will include Lauren Cohan and Drake Bell’s panel) as well as participate in the “Costume Contest” and the “Artist Throwdown”.

The Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $10.00 for adults and FREE for children (12 and under). Parking is FREE. Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s online “Travel/Hotel” section for special discounted room rates. The address is:

Doubletree Hotel
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com

http://www.TampaBayComicCon.com

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