Awesome Con DC Launches in April 2013 with Nicholas Brendon, Justin Jordan, Etc.

Nicholas Brendon

Press Release:

Awesome Con DC Is Almost Here

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2013 – Bringing together comics and pop culture with a fun atmosphere, Awesome Con DC will be the first comic-con in the District of Columbia on Saturday, April 20th, and Sunday, April 21st. Says event coordinator Ben Penrod, “This show has something for everyone; dozens of vendors, artists, and special guests, plus lots of exciting events and activities. As a fan, this is heaven.”

Celebrity guests at Awesome Con DC include Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon, Futurama’s Billy West and Phil LaMarr, Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson, and Theodus Crane from The Walking Dead. Comic guests include Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, Justin Jordan, Ben Templesmith, as well as over eighty other artists and comic creators.

If buying comics, getting autographs, and meeting amazing creators isn’t enough, there are over fifty events, panels, presentations, contests, and Q&As. Highlights include Sci-Fi Speed Dating, Super Art Fight, four costume contests, and a concert! Kids can enjoy the KIDS ARE AWESOME room, filled with art supplies. If you love gaming, you’ll have a blast in the Mind Of The Geek Game Room, with over a dozen scheduled events, plus free play.

“We are bringing a big convention feel to Washington, DC. This is the type of event the people of this area deserve,” said Steve Anderson, co-promoter of Awesome Con DC and owner of Third Eye Comics.

Tickets are on sale now, and will be available at the door. To buy tickets or to learn more about Awesome Con D.C., check out www.awesomecondc.com.

Contact:
Ben Penrod
301-455-3500

Photo Ops with Walking Dead Star at Boston Comic Con 2013

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LAUREN COHAN of The Walking Dead TV show will be taking photos at Boston Comic Con 2013 with a limited number of fans SATURDAY ONLY of the convention (April 20th).

This exclusive event will be limited to only 60 people.

The cost is $80 for one photo taken with you and Lauren by a professional photographer.  Your personal photo will be printed out and autographed for you. Get tickets while they last.  This will set out quick!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

PHOTO OPS will take place on SATURDAY ONLY some time between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

This ticket does NOT include admission to The Boston Comic Con. Admission tickets are sold separately.

Lauren Cohan will also be autographing either one personal item or stock photo at the show for $40 on both Saturday and Sunday at their tables. This will be on a first come first serve basis. Tickets for this can NOT be purchased in advance.  In other words, ya gotta stand in line!

**UPDATE: Jon Bernthal has cancelled his appearance at Boston Comic Con**

About Boston Comic Con:

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Steel City Con’s April 2013 Show Starts Today

Steel City Con

TOY, COMIC BOOK & POP CULTURE CONVENTION with Celebrity Guests!

APRIL 5-7, 2013

THE MONROEVILLE CONVENTION CENTER
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

SHOW HOURS:
NEW EXTENDED SHOW HOURS!

FRI 1pm – 9pm
SAT 10am – 8pm
SUN 10am – 4pm

GUESTS:

Karen AllenKAREN ALLEN: Karen Jane Allen is an American actress best known for her role as ” Marion Ravenwood” in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Allen has also had roles in films including National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), The Wanderers (1979), Cruising (1980), Starman (1984), Scrooged (1988), The Sandlot (1993) and Poster Boy (2004). We are very pleased to announce this rare Signing Appearance.

DAVID PROWSE: Yes, this is a Big Deal! Best known for his role as DARTH VADER in the original three STAR WARS films. Mr. David Prowse is flying in from London to Pittsburgh for this rare appearance!

Mr. Prowse will be appearing ALL 3 DAYS!

KEVIN SORBO: - Best known for the roles of HERCULES: The Legendary Journeys, CAPTAIN DYLAN HUNT in ANDROMEDA and KULL in Kull The Conqueror. Very rare appearance!

MADISON LINTZ: Madison Lintz began her acting career when she was only 6 years old. Madison’s first appearance came in February 2011 on the show “It’s Supernatural” (2007). Madison’s big acting break came when she auditioned for the role of SOPHIA PELETIER on the hit show THE WALKING DEAD. If you are a WALKING DEAD fan, you will not want to miss her appearance!

SOFIA MILOS – Sofia is an Italian/Greek Actress. She is best known for her role as “YELINA SALAS” on CSI: MIAMI. She has also had recurring roles on THE SOPRANOS as “Mafia Boss ANNALISA ZUCCA”, as well as CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, FRIENDS, ER and many more. She ia an “A List” Celebrity! Don’t miss this chance to see her!

THE HONKY TONK MAN - ROY WAYNE FARRIS, better known by his ring name THE HONKY TONK MAN, is an American professional wrestler. He previously worked for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Federation (WWF)–now WWE. He is best known for his first run with WWF, where he held the WWF Intercontinental Championship for a record 64 weeks, and lost it to Ultimate Warrior in the very first pay-per-view of SummerSlam. He is the cousin of professional wrestler and color commentator Jerry “The King” Lawler.

REB BEACH – It’s not often you will get the chance to meet a ROCK STAR …… REB BEACH is the Rock Guitarist for WHITESNAKE! He has also been the guitarist for WINGER, DOKKEN, NIGHT RANGER and ALICE COOPER! Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

DAWN WELLS - An American actress known for playing “MARY ANN” on the TV sitcom GILLIGAN’S ISLAND! Dawn also appeared in guest roles television series such as 77 Sunset Strip, The Cheyenne Show on ABC, Maverick on ABC, and Bonanza on NBC. She reprised her character in the various Gilligan’s Island reunion specials, including three reunion movies Rescue from Gilligan’s Island, The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island and The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island.

CHRISTY HEMME- A TNA IMPACT WRESTLING Knockout! and former WWE DIVA! Today Christy is a ring announcer, interviewer and former model and singer currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling!

DWIGHT SCHULTZ – An American stage, television, film actor, and voice artist. He is best known for his roles as Captain “Howling Mad” MURDOCK on the 1980s action show THE A-TEAM, and as Reginald Barclay in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, and the film STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT. He is also well known in Animation as the Mad Scientist Dr. Animo in the BEN 10 TV series, Chef Mung Daal in the children’s cartoon Chowder, and Eddie the Squirrel in CatDog.

BRANDE RODERICK – An American Actress best known for her role as “LEIGH DYER” in BAYWATCH. Her recent film credits include, Starsky & Hutch, Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror, Club Wild Side 2 and The Nanny Diaries. In addition, she has guest-starred in, Joey, The Parkers, Just Shoot Me!, Fear Factor and Beverly Hills, 90210. Brande will be appearing on the new season of CELEBRITY APPRENTICE.

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

Tampa Bay Comic Con

Press Release:

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

Guests for Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2013 Include Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Etc.

Serenity

Press Release:

Nathan Fillion, Stan Lee, Summer Glau, WWE® Superstars John Cena® And Daniel Bryan® Among Celebrity Guests At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2

Pop Culture Festival At Pa. Convention Center Also To Feature ‘The Walking Dead’ Stars Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus, William Shatner, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Superstar Comics Creators

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, March 19, 2013 – “Castle” Star Nathan Fillion, fellow “Serenity” and Firefly headliner Summer Glau, Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee and WWE® Superstars John Cena® and Daniel Bryan® are at the top of a standout roster of celebrity guests scheduled to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  It is the third in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Fillion and Lee will appear on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2; Cena is scheduled for Thursday, May 30; and Bryan will be on site on Saturday, June 1 only.  Other standout celebrities attending include William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), “The Walking Dead” duo of Michael Rooker and Norman ReedusAdam Baldwin (“Serenity,” Firefly), Jewel Staite (“Serenity,” Firefly), Manu Bennett (“Arrow,” The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) and many others.

Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Bryan Hitch (“America’s Got Powers,” “Wolverine”), Salvador Larroca (“Avengers vs. X-Men,” “Captain America”), Leinil Yu (“Hulk,” “Fantastic Four”), Howard Chaykin (“New Avengers,” “Iron Man”) and Barry Kitson (“Thor,” “Spider-Man”).

Also featured in the autograph area are the “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” trio of James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter and Juliet Landau, the “Charmed” threesome of Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause, “The Fonz” Henry Winkler, “Brat Packer” Andrew McCarthy and “NCIS” star Lauren Holly, among dozens of popular celebrities.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, May 31, noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****
May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
June 28-30 – Wizard World New York City Experience
August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
January 24-26, 2014 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

Lauren Cohan Comes to Boston Comic Con 2013

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LAUREN COHAN from the hit series The Walking Dead appears at Boston Comic Con 2013! Both will sign autographs for their fans ($40 per signature) all weekend and speak in a Q&A session on Sunday April 21st!

Lauren Cohan currently stars as Maggie Greene on AMC’s smash zombie-fest The Walking Dead, which returned for the second half of Season 3 this past Feburary. Cohan can be seen on the small screen in a one episode guest-spot for Law & Order SVU, which will air later this month. Her previous television credits include a series regular role on Supernatural, pivotal guest arcs on Chuck and The Vampire Diaries, as well as guest appearances on Modern Family, CSI: New York, and Cold Case.

Earlier this year, Cohan finished filming the John Herzfeld-directed independent film, Reach Me, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, and Kelsey Grammer. Her additional film credits include Casanova with Heath Ledger, Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj, and Death Race 2.

Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Mark Bagley, Eric Basaldua,Nick Bradshaw, Mark Brooks, Jim Calafiore, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Eisma, Braden Lamb, Norman Lee, Joseph Michael Linsner, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Alex Saviuk, Tim Sale, Tim Seeley, Jeff Shultz, William Stout, Marcio Takara, Lee Weeks, Bill Willingham, Charles Paul Wilson III, JK Woodward, and Chrissie Zullo! Tell your friends!!

RSVP on Facebook!

Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Arthur Suydam Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 Offered at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con 2013

Press Release:

‘Zombie King’ Arthur Suydam’s Variant Cover of Robert Kirkman’s ‘The Walking Dead #1′ Debuts at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con 

Skybound and Wizard World’s Second Limited Edition Cover in the Wizard World series Free to Full-Price Attendees

Suydam variant Walking Dead coverNEW YORK, March 6, 2013 – Combining the legends of Robert Kirkman and his groundbreaking, Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, and Arthur Suydam’s unique and prolific work in the zombie genre led to the second in a series of exclusive Wizard World variant covers of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 comic, provided for free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, March 22-24 at America’s Center.  Wizard World and Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, have teamed to produce the line.

Suydam will be on hand at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con to sign copies of the limited-edition comic,  produced in extremely limited quantities and available to fans only while supplies last.  The first cover, illustrated by superstar artist Michael Golden, was a huge hit at Wizard World Portland Comic Con last weekend.  A different superstar artist will draw the variant cover art for each of the six remaining scheduled Wizard World shows this year.  More cover artists will be announced shortly.

Independent third-party comic book grading service CGC, a leader in the industry, will accept TWD #1 variant and Signature Series submissions at its Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con exhibitor booth.

Laurie Holden, who stars as “Andrea” in the AMC series based upon The Walking Dead, will attend Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con.  Comics legend Stan Lee, Harry Potter star Tom Felton, Happy Days headline Henry Winkler, Homeland headliner Morena Baccarin and WWE® Superstar Randy Orton® are among the other top celebrity guests scheduled to appear.  They will be joined by a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the second event on Wizard World’s 2013 calendar and the promotion’s inaugural event in St. Louis.

The Walking Dead graphic novels accounted for seven of the 10 bestselling titles of the year and were #1 overall for both 2011 and 2012.

Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, March 24, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children. Event hours are Friday, March 22, 3-8 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m and Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Witch Doctor, Invincible Universe and Clone.  Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

About Skybound
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves and Clone as well as Witch Doctor and Invincible Universe. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com or www.TheWalkingDead.com

About Arthur Suydam
Award winning creator and Marvel artist Arthur Suydam’s meteoric rise to superstardom for his work for the smash hit series Marvel Zombies broke graphic novel records, immediately placing the artist in the category of comic legend.

Suydam was recently honored with: the Spike TV Scream Award, (best writer, best artist, best comic of the year) Suydam’s short story Christmas Carol was chosen for inclusion in The Mammoth Book of Horror and Legends for best comic horror stories of all time and The Art of Painted Comics (2008). Suydam was recently honored with the prestigious Spectrum Gold Award for Excellence in Illustration, the San Sebastian Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and numerous fan-site favorite awards across the globe.

About Wizard World
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The 2013 event schedule to date can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****
March 22-24 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
June 28-30 – Wizard World New York City Experience
August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
January 24-26, 2014 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

Wizard World Announces Programming for St. Louis Comic Con 2013

Stan Lee

Press Release:

Q&A Panels With Stan Lee, Laurie Holden, Tom Felton, Spotlight On Neal Adams Highlight Programming At Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

Morena Baccarin, Dean Cain/John Shea, Billy Dee Williams, Other Celebrity Panels, Creator Q&A’s, Private ‘Meet and Greets,’ Saturday After Party, Costume Contests, ‘Kids Day’ at America’s Center, March 22-24

NEW YORK and ST. LOUIS, March 11, 2013 – A robust selection of Q&A sessions with celebrities and superstar artists, comics industry and pop culture discussions, evening parties, costume contests and more highlight the panel room programming offerings at the inaugural Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, March 22-24 at America’s Center.  Legend Stan Lee, “The Walking Dead” star Laurie Holden and Harry Potter’s Tom Felton are among the top celebrities conducting panels; Neal Adams, Michael Golden, Chris Samnee and numerous other creators will interact with fans for a full lineup of comic programming including workshops and comic craft panels; and Sunday features a full slate of fun for the kids.

Compelling sessions focusing on various aspects of the comics and film industries dominate Friday sessions, with film making (4 p.m.), Steampunk (5 p.m.), artists Samnee and Freddie Williams (6 p.m.) and Doctor Who (7 p.m.) among the top offerings, capped by the popular Wizard World Drink & Draw (8:30-11 p.m.) and a paid meet and greet with Lee himself.

Saturday’s full day – and then some – kicks off with meet and greets with the original Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank (11 a.m.) and Lee (noon).  The All-Star lineup continues with the “Lois & Clark” duo of Dean Cain and John Shea (1 p.m.), creators of St. Louis’ own “Voltron” comics and TV franchise, “Batman” guru Adams (2 p.m.), “Firefly” and “Homeland” star Morena Baccarin (2 p.m.), Lee’s general Q&A (3 p.m.), “The Fonz” Henry Winkler (4 p.m.) and Felton (5 p.m.).  The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (7-9 p.m.) and Official After Party (9 p.m. – 2 a.m.) at Copia (1122 Washington Ave.) close the day with a bang.

Sunday is Kids Day, with a slate of panels just for the 10-and-under set, including book readings by Brimstone (noon), how to make a cartoon by Voltron (1 p.m.), the impossibly cute Kids Costume Contest (2 p.m.) and Green Ranger Power Hour with Jason David Frank (3 p.m.).  Adults needn’t feel left out, as Q&A’s featuring Holden (noon), Billy Dee Williams (1 p.m.) and the tandem of James Marsters and Juliet Landau (2 p.m.) highlight a full day of activity in the panel rooms.  A power roundtable of four superstar artists, Rick Burchett, Tyler Kirkham, Jorge Molina and Samnee (1 p.m.), is a can’t-miss for comic fans.

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at America’s Center.  Most are included as part of standard Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con admission; VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

A full list of Wizard World St. Louis programming is below; further details on each at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-stlouis.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):

Friday, March 22
4:00 – 4:45pm Filmmaking On A Zero Budget (Room 120)
4:00 – 4:45pm Iconography: Judging A Book By Its Cover w/Jai Nitz (Room 123)
5:00 – 5:45pm Dirigible Days – St. Louis’ Steampunk Web Series! (Room 120)
6:00 – 6:45pm Turkish Rip-Offs And Foreign Remakes (Room 120)
6:00 – 6:45pm Panel By Panel: Comic Art 101 (Room 123)
7:00 – 7:45pm The Story Of Doctor Who (Room 120)
7:00 – 7:45pm ComicsOnline Podcast (Room 123)
8:00 – 8:45pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 122)
8:30 – 11:00pm Wizard World Drink & Draw (Flamingo Bowl, 1117 Washington Ave.)

Saturday, March 23
11:00 – 11:55am Lion Forge Comics Presents: The Writer’s Journey (Room 120)
11:00 – 11:45am Jason David Frank Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 122)
11:00 – 11:45am Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey (Room 123)
11:30 – 12:15pm Storytelling With Michael Golden: Taking It To The Next Level (Room 127)
12:00 – 12:45pm Little Leonardo (Room 120)
12:00 – 12:45pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 122)
12:00 – 12:45pm Vampire Lore And Other Urban Myths And Legends w/Dr. Rebecca Housel (Room 123)
12:00 – 12:45pm Costumes + Playing = Cosplay! So What Does That Actually Mean? (Room 130)
12:30 – 1:15pm Sibling Rivalry On The Comics Page w/Gary And Glenn Mccoy (Room 127)
1:00 – 1:45pm Lion Forge Comics: Welcome To The Lion’s Den (Room 120)
1:00 – 1:45pm Superman And Lex Luthor Reunited: Dean Cain And John Shea (Room 123)
1:00 – 1:45pm Voltron: St. Louis Hometown Hero! (Room 130)
1:30 – 2:15pm Perspective And Foreshortening: Keeping It Simple – Workshop (Room 127)
2:00 – 2:45pm Creator Spotlight: Neal Adams (Room 120)
2:00 – 2:45pm The Struggles Of An Indie Game Developer (Room 123)
2:00 – 2:45pm Firefly, Homeland And Beyond w/Morena Baccarin (Room 130)
2:30 – 3:15pm Kid’s Stuff: Behind The Scenes Of Jl8 w/Yale Stewart – Workshop (Room 127)
3:00 – 3:45pm Illegal Alien Icons w/Jai Nitz. (Room 120)
3:00 – 3:45pm James Hong Q&A (Room 123)
3:00 – 3:45pm Stan “The Man” Lee Q&A (Room 130)
3:30 – 4:15pm Turning Your Art Into Your Business: How To Market & Sell Your Art Online (Room 127)
4:00 – 4:45pm CBLDF: Protecting The Freedom To Read Comics (Room 120)
4:00 – 4:45pm Henry Winkler Q&A (Room 123)
4:00 – 4:45pm Stan Lee Heroes And Psychology (Room 130)
4:30 – 5:15pm Create Comics On The iPad – Workshop (Room 127)
5:00 – 5:45pm Spotlight On The Sixth Gun (Room 120)
5:00 – 5:45pm Jason David Frank: Power Ranger Q&A (Room 123)
5:00 – 5:45pm Tom Felton Q&A (Room 130)
5:30 – 6:15pm The Art Of Scribble Sketching: How To Take The Pressure Off Yourself And Simply Find Your Drawing w/Freddie Williams Ii – Workshop (Room 127)
6:00 – 6:45pm Geek Girls: Who Are They And Are They Real (Room 120)
6:00 – 6:45pm Late Night With Zombie Squad (Room 123)
6:00 – 6:45pm Straight Outta Comicon w/Matt Mcinnis And Matt Keck (Room 130)
7:00pm – 9:00pm Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (Room 130)
9:00pm – 2:00am Official Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con After Party (Copia: 1122 Washington Ave.)

Sunday, March 24
11:00 – 11:45am Jason David Frank Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 122)
11:00 – 11:45am 50 Years In The Tardis (Room 123)
11:00 – 11:45am Pitfalls, How-Tos, And Musts For Writing A Compelling Story (Room 127)
11:30 – 12:15pm Comic Geeks (Room 120)
12:00 – 12:45pm Hound Kids Presents Border-Pups: Crashbat And Super Space Sheriffs Book Reading (Room 123)
12:00 – 12:45pm Webcomics: Taking Your Comic Digital (Room 127)
12:00 – 12:45pm The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden Q&A (Room 130)
12:30 – 1:15pm Arch Reactor (Room 120)
1:00 – 1:45pm Voltron Force: How To Make A Cartoon! (Room 123)
1:00 – 1:45pm Artist Roundtable W/ Rick Burchett, Tyler Kirkham, Jorge Molina And Chris Samnee (Room 127)
1:00 – 1:45pm Billy Dee Williams Q&A (Room 130)
1:30 – 2:15pm Swords, Steam, And Sorcery: Authors Tell All (Room 120)
2:00 – 2:45pm Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (Room 123)
2:00 – 2:45pm Panel Flow In Comic Layouts – Workshop (Room 127)
2:00 – 2:45pm James Marsters & Juliet Landau Q&A (Room 130)
2:30 – 3:15pm Batman And Psychology (Room 120)
3:00 – 3:45pm The Green Power Ranger Power Hour (Room 123)
3:00 – 3:45pm R2 Builder’s Club – So You Want To Build A Droid? (Room 127)

*Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. Wizard World does not clear panel rooms unless attendee is seated in a section that is marked with a sign at the end of the row reading: “Row Will Be Cleared At The End Of Each Panel.”

Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, March 24, is “Kids Day,” with an array of programming specially designed for children.

Event hours are Friday, March 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****
March 22-24 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
June 28-30 – Wizard World New York City Experience
August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
January 24-26, 2014 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

Florida Supercon is July 4-7!

Florida SuperCon

Florida Supercon is July 4-7, www.floridasupercon.com. Hundreds of guests, including: George Takei (Star Trek), Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Olivier Coipel (Thor, X-Men, AvX), George Perez (Crisis, Avengers), Nick Cardy (Teen Titans, Superman), Brina Palencia (One Piece, Spice and Wolf), Garry Chalk (Transformers, Stargate), Sgt Slaughter (GI Joe, WWF), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen) and more!!!! Check out www.floridasupercon.com for all the info.

FLORIDA SUPERCON: South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention is 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! FSC will be returning for year eight to the MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER (MACC).

Planning to attend? Let us know on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/456431157712145

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.floridasupercon.com/buy-tickets

Spooky Empire’s May-Hem is coming! May 24-26, 2013

May-Hem

Avoid the lines, get advance tickets now at www.spookyempire.com More guests to be announced soon!

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