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

Lauren Cohan from The Walking Dead to Headline the April 2013 Tampa Bay Comic Con

Lauren Cohan

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Starts 2013 by Announcing a “Walking Dead” Star!

January 2nd, 2013 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con has confirmed actress Lauren Cohan as a headlining guest for the April 6-7, 2013 convention. Lauren Cohan is famed for her role as Maggie Greene in AMC’s massively popular series, The Walking Dead and as Bela Talbot in CW’s series Supernatural. Tampa Bay Comic Con attendees will be able to meet and greet Lauren Cohan as well as get autographs and photo-ops at the convention.

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), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Punisher artist) 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’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:

4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com

http://www.TampaBayComicCon.com

Scene on the Web Weekly: October 22-28, 2012

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News articles about the Tampa Bay Comic Con, The Projects, San Diego Comic Fest, and Fan Days, plus videos and other goodies from around the web.


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Tampa Bay Comic Con Welcomes The Walking Dead Actor Chandler Riggs for Their October 2012 Show

August 15, 2012 by  
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Chandler Riggs

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Brings in the Walking Dead

August 14th, 2012 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will take place on October 20th-21st, 2012!

The Tampa Bay Comic Con is proud to announce that Chandler Riggs, who portrays “Carl Grimes” in AMC’s hit TV show, “The Walking Dead” will be at the convention to meet and greet fans! Season 3 of “The Walking Dead” premieres the week before the Tampa Bay Comic Con–episode 2 of season 3 will premiere the same weekend as the October 20-21 convention.

With a large selection of vendors selling comic books, action figures, cards, games, manga and Star Wars items there will be something for everyone. Demand for exhibitor tables that an entire auxiliary room will be used for additional exhibitor space. A great line-up of local writers and artists will be exhibiting their works, selling original artwork and accepting commissions. In addition, an art contest and costume contest will be held for any attendee to participate in and have the chance to win convention cash! Whether you are a collector, aspiring artist, or just want to enjoy the sights that are included in a convention filled with a hodgepodge of costumed heroes (and villains) walking around—chances are that the Tampa Bay Comic Con will make for a fun-filled day with family and friends!

Be sure to arrive early to pick-up a FREE Tampa Bay Comic Con exclusive poster featuring the Dark Knight ready to fight for survival against an oncoming horde of zombies! The poster was created by Ben Templesmith (who will be a guest at the Tampa Bay Comic Con).

The Tampa Bay Comic Con will feature the following industry professionals that attendees are invited to meet, greet, and commission artwork from at the convention:

  • Chandler Riggs: Actor who portrays “Carl Grimes” in AMC’s mega-hit TV show, “The Walking Dead”.
  • C. Martin Croker: Actor who has voiced numerous cartoon characters, most famously “Zorak” and “Moltar” from the cartoon series, “Space Ghost Coast to Coast”.
  • Herb Trimpe: Legendary Marvel Comics artist. Known for extensive work on the Incredible Hulk and the first artist to ever draw Wolverine.
  • Ben Templesmith: 30 Days of Night artist and nominee for the highly esteemed “Eisner Award”.
  • Marilyn Ghigliotti: Actress who portrayed “Veronica” in Kevin Smith’s film, “Clerks”.
  • Joe Murray: Artist, cartoonist and writer known for creating Nickelodeon’s hit cartoon show Rocko’s Modern Life and Camp Lazlo.
  • Jim Fern: Artist with credits at Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Vertigo including such titles as the Amazing Spider-ManFables and Midnight Crossing.
  • S.L. Gallant: Artist known for his work on G.I. Joe and Marvel Adventure Avengers.

For travel and hotel reservation information, visit: http://www.tampabaycomiccon.com/hotel_travel.html

The Tamp Bay Comic Con will be on October 20th-21st, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel. Admission is $10 for adults and admission is FREE for children (12 and under). Parking isFREE.

Doubletree Hotel
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

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

Mike Perkins Creates Exclusive Poster for March 2012 Tampa Bay Comic Con

February 27, 2012 by  
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TBCC poster

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Has Arrived

February 27th, 2012 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will return this weekend with its brand new two-day format convention. On March 3-4, 2012, convention attendees will be able to experience the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s plethora of brand new features and events!

Be sure to arrive early to pick-up a FREE Tampa Bay Comic Con exclusive poster featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes; The Avengers! It is an abstract, fun and colorful interpretation of the Avengers doing battle with a Florida gator atop the Sunshine State’s “flag bridge”–the Skyway Bridge. The poster was created by guest comic book artist, Mike Perkins. Not only did Perkins create the layout and action of the image, but hand-colored the pencil-work himself; it is from start to finish a 100% Perkins created image. The majority of posters were used a promotional tools leading up to the Tampa Bay Comic Con. Quantities to be given away at the Tampa Bay Comic Con are VERY limited (approximately 200 posters).

“Guest of honor” Jim Steranko has also recently confirmed his appearance for BOTH days of the convention, instead of the originally scheduled one-day appearance. Other guests will include: Mike Grell (Green Lantern, Warlord and Green Arrow), Mark Ryan (actor/ writer known for his work in the film series “Transformers” as Bumblebee and writer of  “The Pilgrim”), Mike Mayhew (Marvel Comics artist), Brian Kong (Marvel Comics artist), Peter Pachoumis (DC Comics artist), Pablo Marcos (Conan the Barbarian and Vampirella),  Mike Perkins (Captain America and Stephen King’s, “The Stand”) and  J. David Spurlock (Vanguard Productions).

Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2012 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 for special discounted hotel room rates. The address is:

4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

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

Jim Steranko Headlines 2-Day Tampa Bay Comic Con in March 2012

January 25, 2012 by  
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Captain America Jim Steranko

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Gets Better Than Ever

January 25th, 2012 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will return in March with greater grandeur than ever before with its brand new two-day format convention. On March 3-4, 2012, convention attendees will be able to experience a Tampa Bay Comic Con that offers more activities and special events than ever before, such as artist panels and after-hours events with convention guest creators and celebrities.

At the forefront of the convention additions will be an all-new, full-scale, video game tournament held by SuperCon 2k Series! For the first time, attendees will be able to go head-to-head with other attendees in games such as “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, “Halo Reach”, “Soul Calibur 5” and “Super Smash Bros. Brawl”.

The buzz and palpable excitement surrounding the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s success and expansion is perhaps only matched with their announced “guest of honor”: Jim Steranko. As an artist for many Stan Lee written comic book stories during the “Silver Age” of comic books (primarily Captain America, Nick Fury and X-Men), Steranko played an integral role in “modernizing” the genre to meet the changing and maturing tastes of readers during the turbulent late 1960s. Steranko single-handedly revolutionized the comic book industry when he employed artistic techniques never seen before in comics such as “op-art” (optical effects), “pop art” and surrealism.

As another event open to attendees, the Tampa Bay Comic Con will make available a small amount of tickets to an exclusive dinner party with Jim Steranko and J. David Spurlock at the posh and quintessential Italian steakhouse, “The Palm”. The purchase of a reservation will include a full-course, world-class meal at The Palm, five autographs from Jim Steranko and of course the priceless experience of such an occasion. Dinner reservations can be made through Tampa Bay Comic Con (“Show Schedule” section) or through its eBay partner, “AstonishingComicsFL” ( http://stores.ebay.com/Astonishing-Comics-of-Florida)This event is by early reservation or invitation only.

Other Tampa Bay Comic Con guests will include: Mike Grell who is a legendary artist widely known for his work on “Green Lantern”, “Warlord” and “Green Arrow”. Mark Ryan, an actor and writer known for his work in the film series “Transformers” and writer of “The Pilgrim”. Mike Mayhew, a highly acclaimed artist known for his extremely precise and photo-realistic art style. Pablo Marcos, a Peruvian-born comic book artist admired for his widespread work for Marvel Comics, perhaps best known for his work in titles such as “Conan the Barbarian” and “Vampirella”. Mike Perkins, who’s more recent work, includes “Captain America” and Stephen Kings, “The Stand”. J. David Spurlock, artist, author and founder of Vanguard Productions.

Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2012 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). Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con for special discounted hotel room rates. The address is:

4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

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

Tampa Bay Comic Con Returns November 13th; Expands to 2-Days in 2012

November 4, 2011 by  
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TBCC Bob Camp

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Tampa Bay Comic Con is Back and Looking Forward! 

November 2nd, 2011 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con is back with an exciting convention set for November 13th, 2011, and a very bright future on the horizon for 2012! The convention has brought in a fantastic roster of guests to headline the November 13th show. The roster includes: Bob Camp, the co-creator of the “Ren and Stimpy Show”, Marvel Comics artist and wide scale storyboard artist for animated TV shows and movies. Camp also created the Tampa Bay Comic Con exclusive poster (featuring Ren and Stimpy) for the upcoming convention. Other guests include Larry Mainland and Sonya Thompson whom are both cast members and primary marketing zombies (featured as zombies on the cover of the Dec 2nd, 2010 issue of Entertainment Weekly) for AMC’s TV series, “The Walking Dead” and films such as “Zombieland” and “Contagion”. Additional guests include, Cary Nord, the critically-acclaimed artist known for his work on Conan the Barbarian, Bob McLeod, veteran artist of numerous titles and the co-creator of the X-Men spin-off, “New Mutants”, long-time Spider-Man artist Alex Saviuk and Paul Pelletier who is widely known for his artistry in such titles as Green Lantern and Hulk.

The Tampa Bay Comic Con also announced that it will transform its decade-old format of three 1-Day conventions per year to a format entailing two, 2-Day conventions per year. With strong support from fans and exhibitors, convention management made this decision as they believe that with the recent surge in popularity and attendance, the convention had outgrown the 1-Day format. It is believed that a 2-Day convention format will allow for the attendance of even more high-profile guests from the world of comics and Hollywood.

Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Sunday, November 13th, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children (12 and under). The address is:

4500 West Cypress Street

Tampa, FL 33607

 

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com

www.TampaBayComicCon.com

Tampa Bay Comic Con Returns in February 2011 with Perkins, Brunner, Suydam…

February 14, 2011 by  
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Tampa Bay Comic Con February 2011

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Tampa Bay Comic Con is here!

February 10th, 2011 – Tampa Bay Comic Con returns to the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, Florida! To ring in the celebration, Tampa Bay Comic Con has brought in fantastically talented guests of honor for the attendees to meet and greet at the upcoming convention on February 20th, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel. Among the guests of honor is Mike Perkins, who is a comic book artist whose recent work includes the star-spangled war hero of World War II, Captain America! In addition, legendary artist Frank Brunner, who is renowned for his work on Marvel Comics’, Dr. Strange. Other guests include Marvel Zombies’ artist Arthur Suydam, Spider-Man artist Alex Saviuk, legendary wrestler Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and actor Joel Wynkoop. Expect to see an excited crowd of fans and many costumed as their favorite superheroes!

Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Sunday, February 20th, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10am to 4pm. The address is:

4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

Please email inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com,or visit www.TampaBayComicCon.com for further details.

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