PSA Giving Away Free PSA-graded Samples of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones Trading Cards at SDCC 2013

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PSA Bringing Zombies to San Diego Comic-Con

SMR August 2013(San Diego, California) — PSA (www.psacard.com), the world’s largest third-party certification company for trading cards, autographs and memorabilia, will be giving away free PSA-graded samples of The Walking Dead™ and Game of Thrones® trading cards at Comic-Con International: San Diego, July 17 – 21, 2013, while supplies last.

PSA will also be giving away, while supplies last, copies of the August 2013 issue of SMR magazine with a cover story about collecting autographs of actors in the hit The Walking Dead cable television program. The entire August issue of the magazine is devoted to the popular genre of entertainment collectibles such as Star Trek™, The Addams Family™ and classic movie monsters.

Visitors to the PSA booth (#5617) can also enter for the chance to win the zombie-inspired original mixed media on canvas painting created by renowned artist, Arthur K. Miller, for the magazine’s cover. Valued at more than $3,000, the custom-framed artwork will be given away to a lucky visitor in a random drawing among those who register at the PSA booth during the show. No purchase is necessary to enter this drawing.*

A lucky San Diego Comic-Con visitor who registers at the PSA booth will win the custom-framed original artwork used for the front cover of the August 2013 edition of SMRmagazine.

PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available at Comic-Con to authenticate autographs on-site.

“PSA-certified collectibles often sell for premium prices because of the strength and credibility of the PSA brand,” said Joe Orlando, President of PSA and Editor of SMR (Sports Market Report) magazine.

“PSA/DNA uses an invisible DNA marker on certified items. It can only be seen using a calibrated laser, and counterfeiters have only a 1 in 33 trillion chance of duplicating that DNA strand,” explained Orlando.

Since 1991, PSA experts have examined and certified more than 20 million trading cards, autographs and other entertainment and sports memorabilia with an estimated cumulative value of more than $1 billion.

The Comic-Con convention will be held in the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive. For additional information about the event, go towww.comic-con.org.

For additional information about PSA’s services, call Customer Service at (800) 325-1121 or go to www.psacard.com.

PSA is a division of Santa Ana, California-based Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

**NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.

Second Annual The Walking Dead Escape Announced for Petco Park During SDCC 2013

Editor’s Note: The first 8,000 people to register as a Walker or Survivor will receive an exclusive edition of The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. Reserve your spot.

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AMC JOINS FORCES WITH SKYBOUND AND RUCKUS SPORTS FOR THE WALKING DEAD ESCAPE

ONE-OF-A-KIND ZOMBIE OBSTACLE COURSE BASED ON THE NETWORK’S DRAMA SERIES AND ROBERT KIRKMAN’S COMIC BOOK SERIES COMES TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013

(BOSTON, MA) – July 2, 2013 – AMC announced today it has joined forces with Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, and Ruckus Sports for the second annual The Walking Dead Escape (www.thewalkingdeadescape.com), a zombie obstacle course at Petco Park during Comic-Con weekend in San Diego, July 19th and 20th. Last year, Skybound and Ruckus Sports brought the first The Walking Dead Escape to San Diego during the 2012 Comic-Con weekend. The Walking Dead Escape allows fans to live out the events from the groundbreaking, Emmy-award winning and top-rated AMC series, which is based on Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning best selling The Walking Dead graphic novels.

The course is open July 19 & 20 from 5:00 – 10:00 pm where Survivors can climb, crawl and slide as part of the adventure and to also avoid confrontation by hordes of Walkers. The Walking Dead Escape is not a race and Survivors are not timed. The goal is for the Survivors to reach the decontamination zone where their level of infection – if any – is determined by a confidential military scan. Walkers are transformed into the undead by professional makeup teams and released on the course to haunt the living. In addition, participants and spectators alike can immerse themselves in The Walking Dead Fan Festival, an interactive “after party” featuring games, food, and merchandise from all facets of The Walking Dead universe.

“After overwhelming positive feedback from those who experienced ‘The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego’ last summer, we wanted to bring our fans an even bigger and better experience for 2013.  As promised, we will be upping the ante as we bring on board celebrated and renowned new partner, AMC,” said Liam Brenner, founder of The Walking Dead Escape and Ruckus Sports. “With AMC’s creative prowess, we are confident that this year’s ‘Escape’ will be the most action-packed and thrilling event yet. We know fan expectations are high and hope to deliver beyond their wildest imaginations.”

“The fan reaction to ‘The Walking Dead” on AMC has been truly remarkable and exceeded our wildest expectations. It is the number one show on television among adults 18-49, and this live experience allows these passionate and dedicated fans to actually enter the zombie apocalypse that provides the backdrop for the series,” said Theresa Beyer, VP of activation and promotion at AMC. “Whether acting as survivors, walkers or spectators, this perilous and immersive attraction allows fans of the show to put themselves in the world that they can’t get enough of.”

This year The Walking Dead Escape is elevated with new props, scenes and full Walking Dead experiences. Fans may choose among three ways to participate in this epic adventure; as a “Survivor” racing through the zombie-infested evacuation zone with familiar scenes and props from the show and comic book series; as a “Walker” in the undead horde or as a “Spectator” watching the apocalypse from sidelines at the Escape Party.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.thewalkingdeadescape.com. To view video and photos from last summer’s event in San Diego go to https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkingDeadEscape. To receive updates about the Zombie Apocalypse, be sure to follow @TDWEscape on Twitter! Early registration is strongly recommended, as walk-ups may not be available on event day.

AMC Promotes The Walking Dead at SDCC 2013 with New Banner

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Via The Walking Dead blog

Today AMC revealed The Walking Dead Season 4 banner that will be displayed at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The banner depicts Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) raising their signature weapons before a herd of walkers, while characters Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) fight off walkers to the left and right, respectively.

The Walking Dead returns this October. Check back at AMC.com for The Walking Dead updates from San Diego Comic-Con 2013.

The Walking Dead invades Florida SuperCon!

WD_fsc_bannerMeet members of the cast of The Walking Dead this weekend at the Florida SuperCon July 4th – 7th.

In attendance signing autographs will be:

Laurie Holden

Chandler Riggs

Travis Love

Theodus Crane

Addy Miller

for more info on everything Florida Supercon check out the website HERE!!

 

Florida SuperCon is one week away!

fscbanner2013Get ready for this years SuperCon, starts next week.. July 4th through the 7th. Guest list is very impressive.

Come and meet Director/Actor and star of Comic Book Men KEVIN SMITH.

As well as other cast members Bryan Johnson, Michael Zapcic and Ming Chen.

Also cast members from the Walking Dead will be in attendance!

20th Anniversary of the Power Rangers!

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Check out the full schedule of events and panels!

For all info on the con including tickets check out the website at http://www.floridasupercon.com

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Neal Adams Provides The Walking Dead Variant Cover for the Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience 2013

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Legend Neal Adams’s Variant Cover of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 Debuts at Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience 

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

NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 – Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams will create the fourth 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 Comic Con NYC Experience, June 28-30 at Basketball City (Pier 36) in Manhattan.  Wizard World and Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, have teamed to produce the line.

Adams will be on hand at Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience to sign copies of the limited-edition comic,  produced in extremely limited quantities and available to fans only while supplies last.  The first three covers, illustrated by superstar artists Michael Golden, “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam and Julian Totino Tedesco, respectively, were huge hits at Wizard World events in Portland (February, Golden), St. Louis (March, Suydam) and Philadelphia (June, Tedesco).  A different creator will draw the variant cover art for each of the remaining scheduled Wizard World shows this year.

Adams has also drawn a second, sketch Black & White cover, which will be provided to VIP guests at the event.

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 NYC Experience exhibitor booth.

The Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience will be a bonanza for fans of the AMC series based upon The Walking Dead, as headliners Norman Reedus (“Daryl Dixon”), Laurie Holden (“Andrea”), Michael Rooker (“Merle Dixon”), Jon Bernthal (“Shane Walsh”) and Chandler Riggs (“Carl Grimes”) will appear at the event. They will be joined by other well-known celebrities, including Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart and WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, as well as a top-drawer collection of well-known artists, a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the fourth event on Wizard World’s 2013 calendar and the promotion’s first at Basketball City.

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 Comic Con NYC Experience, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), 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. Event hours are Friday, June 28, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 30, 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-one 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 Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor. 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. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles arewww.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.

About Skybound

Skybound is Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics and home to his creator-owned works including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. Skybound also develops and fosters other talented writers, creators and artists and publishes their comic book series and graphic novels: Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise, 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., where Kirkman serves as Executive Producer/writer. Kirkman is also developing a new show with FOX International Channels based on his upcoming comic book series set in the world of exorcism. 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 are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.

About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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 *****
June 28-30 – Wizard World Comic Con 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
April 4-6, 2014 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
June 19-22, 2014 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Annapolis Comic-Con Returns in June 2013 with Guests from The Walking Dead

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The Annapolis Comic-Con Returns with Guests from AMC’s ‘Walking Dead’

On Saturday, June 29, the Annapolis Comic-Con returns to the Pip Moyer Community Center in Annapolis. The event, sponsored by Third Eye Comics, takes place from 10am to 6pm.

Joining the array of vendors and artists this year will be Daniel Thomas May and Travis Love, two actors from Season 3 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. They will be signing autographs, taking photos, and might even dish some inside info about filming the hit TV show.

Events during the day include prize drawings, a costume contest, and a course on Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with local expert Daniel Palmer. He says it will be a more advanced course than the one he taught in 2012, adding “Assuming you’ve survived the zombies for a few months, you’ll have to start dealing with a world that lacks civilization, where the living may become more dangerous than the undead!”

Staying true to their roots as a family-friendly comic-con, the Annapolis Comic-Con will have art stations open all day for kids to draw and color, a kids’ costume contest, and an interactive art game show, Doodle! Scribble! Draw! “It’s a combination of Jeopardy!, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Pictionary, and the doodles that you draw in your notebook when you’re bored!” says host Mark Mariano, who draws his own comic books, and also worked on the Adventure Time comic book.

This will also be the debut of the first-ever Kids’ Artist Alley, with local children selling their own artwork, and trading comics and toys. It’s intended to teach them about the value of their artwork, the value of hard work, and maybe even how to count change!

For more information about Annapolis Comic-Con check out www.annapoliscomiccon.com.

LA Comic Book and Sci Fi Con to Feature Alex Nino Plus Guests from The Walking Dead and Teen Wolf for June 2013

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LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PRESENTS STARS FROM THE WALKING DEAD AND TEEN WOLF JUNE 23, 2013

Los Angeles, CA-May 21, 2013-The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION presents JON BERNTHAL from THE WALKING DEAD AMC Cable series and TYLER HOECHLIN and HOLLAND RODEN from MTV’S TEEN WOLF appearing in person at the SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013 show.

JON BERNTHAL starred as “Shane Walsh” in Season One and Two of THE WALKING DEAD Cable Series. JON will be signing autographs 12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. THE WALKING DEAD is the #1 Best Selling Comic Book series and Highest Rated Cable series with over 12 million viewers for the third season. JON’S upcoming Movie roles include The Wolf of Wall Street (Directed by Martin Scorsese and also starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey) and Grudge Match (also starring Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone and Kim Basinger).

TYLER HOECHLIN and HOLLAND RODEN, the stars of MTV’S TEEN WOLF appear to sign autographs from 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. TYLER stars as “Derek Hale,” a mysterious werewolf, and HOLLAND stars as “Lydia Martin,” a person who has an immunity to supernatural abilities. MTV’S TEEN WOLF is an edgier adaptation of the 1985 Michael J. Fox Movie. The third season of TEEN WOLF starts in June.

Other Special Guests Appearing:

ALEX NINO, Classic Marvel and DC Comics Artist, will appear in person to sign autographs and do sketches. ALEX’S unique visual style has been featured in such Classic DC Comics as Weird War Tales, House of Mystery, Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion, Secrets of Sinister House, Weird Mystery Tales, The Witching Hour, Korak, and Rima the Jungle Girl. ALEX’S Marvel Comic work includes The Savage Sword of Conan and Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction. ALEX’S magazine work includes Heavy Metal and Warren Magazines Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella. ALEX will have his recent works Andie and the Alien and Monster Candy (Bliss on Tap Publishing) on sale.

BARBARA LUNA starred as “Lt. Marlena Moreau” in the Classic STAR TREK episode “Mirror, Mirror.” BARBARA’S other television credits include starring as “Koori” in two episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Wild, Wild West, Zorro, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Hawaii Five-O, The Invaders and many others.

BUTCH PATRICK starred as “Eddie Munster” in two seasons of THE MUNSTERS and the movie MUNSTER, GO HOME! BUTCH’S other television credits include Lidsville, The Monkees, I Dream of Jeannie, My Favorite Martian, and the animated movie The Phantom Tollbooth (starring as the voice of Milo).

RICHARD ANDERSON starred as “Oscar Goldman” in the ABC-TV series THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and THE BIONIC WOMAN. RICHARD’S other credits include the movies Stanley Kubrick’s The Paths of Glory, Forbidden Planet, Curse of the Faceless Man and television series such as Boris Karloff’s Thriller, The Green Hornet, Land of the Giants, The Rifleman and many others.

T.C. CARSON starred as the voice of “Mace Windu” in the animated series STAR WARS: CLONE WARS (2003-2005) and STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (2008-2013) and as the voice of “Kratos” in the GOD OF WAR Video Game series. T.C. is also known for starring as “Kyle Baker” in the television series Living Single.

The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION will take place SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013 at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, across the street from USC College. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Regular Admission is only $10.00, five years and under are free. Early Admission is $12.00. The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables full of Old and New Comic Books, Toys, Action Figures, Trading Cards, Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels, DVDs, Movie Memorabilia and many other collectibles! All celebrity guests charge for each autograph but it includes a choice of photo. Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information!

Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, and Walking Dead Stars Headline Wizard World NYC Experience 2013

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Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, Five ‘The Walking Dead’ Stars, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® Headline Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience, June 28-29-30

Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden, Michael Rooker, Jon Bernthal, Chandler Riggs From ‘TWD’ To Attend Fan Extravaganza At New Riverside Location At Basketball City (Pier 36)

NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 – Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) has announced the celebrity and superstar creator rosters for the 2013 Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience, June 28-30 at Basketball city (Pier 36) in Manhattan.  Comics legend Stan Lee, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” icon Patrick Stewart and five prominent cast members of “The Walking Dead,” including Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden, Michael Rooker, Jon Bernthal and Chandler Riggs, “The Fonz” Henry Winkler and WWE® Superstar CM Punk®top the celebrity list.  Mike Deodato Jr., (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Wonder Woman”), Carlos Pacheco (“X-Men,” “Green Lantern”),Humberto Ramos (“The Spectacular Spider-Man,” “Impulse”) and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Superman”) are among the most prominent creators attending.

Lee and Stewart will appear on Saturday, June 29; Punk will attend on Friday, June 28; Reedus, Bernthal and Riggs are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday; Holden and Rooker are both slated for all three days.

Other standout special guests include Hockey Hall of Famer Brian Leetch, Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, both appearing Saturday, and Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventure of Superman”), Pam Grier (“Smallville,” “The L Word”), Anthony Michael Hall (Batman, Sixteen Candles), James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), Sarah Underwood (“Attack of the Show,” The House Bunny) and Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”), all scheduled for the full three days.

A highlight of the event is the Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience Celebrity Cruise on Friday from 9 p.m. – midnight (additional ticket required).  Reedus, Rooker and Bernthal are scheduled to be aboard as the ship sails from Basketball City up past the Freedom Tower.  All attendees must be 21 years of age, and DJ, buffet menu and two free drinks are included, and a ticket to any day of the event is required in order to purchase tickets for the cruise.

The Artist Alley at Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience will also feature Mike Zeck (“Spider-Man,” “Punisher”), Jim Cheung (“Avengers Vs. X-Men,” “Uncanny X-Men”), Stan Goldberg (“Archie,” “Simpsons Comics”), “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”), Rick Buckler (“New Crusaders,” “Thor”) and J.G. Jones (“Final Crisis,” “Wanted”).

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

Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience will be the fourth of eight events on the 2013 calendar, which also includes shows in Chicago (Aug. 8-11), Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 20-22), Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 18-20) and Austin, Texas (Nov. 22-24).  Wizard World has also scheduled four 2014 dates: Portland, Ore. (Jan. 24-26), New Orleans (Feb. 7-9), St. Louis (April 4-6) and Philadelphia (June 19-22).

Wizard World 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, music, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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, creators, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, workshops, and costume contests.

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

***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****
June 28-30 – Wizard World Comic Con NYC 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
April 4-6, 2014 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
June 19-22, 2014 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

CA – The Walking Dead 100 Exhibit

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Sina Grace, Todd Nauck, and Jason Reeves appear at the Gusford Gallery on Friday May 31, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM!

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Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, celebrated its 100th issue last July and the issue became the top-selling comic book of 2012. Last year, Skybound and The Hero Initiative gave the comic industry’s leading artists and visionaries over 100 blank covered issues of The Walking Dead #100 to create a set of remarkable artwork originals to commemorate this special issue of the groundbreaking Skybound/Image Comics series. Regular The Walking Dead series artist Charlie Adlard is among the contributors and now, for the first and last time ever, all 106 of the original sketch covers will be on display together — but for one night only. All of the artists came together to benefit The Hero Initiative, the comic book industry’s non-profit corporation helping comic creators in need. While The Walking Dead continues to break records in every form of media, it all started with the comic book and that will be celebrated at this special gallery show and auction.

To enhance the experience for attendees, The Walking Dead #100 original sketch cover artists Sina Grace (Not My Bag), Todd Nauck (Invincible Universe), and Jason Reeves (F-OO Fighters) will be in attendance to answer questions about their covers.

On Friday, May 31 at GUSFORD | los angeles from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, 7016 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, all comic fans are welcome to witness history in the making and in some cases, take a piece of it home. In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing all The Walking Dead #100 original sketch covers together for the first time ever, four covers will also be auctioned to benefit the industry’s favorite charity at the same time. Two covers will be auctioned via eBay during the course of the event, and attendees can bid via their own mobile devices. Another cover will be auctioned live, on-site for attendees. And in an unprecedented move, a fourth cover will be created live that night by artist Todd Nauck for auction during the event. All attendees at the GUSFORD event can watch Nauck, a comic master, live at work during the event as he creates the final and 106th original sketch cover.

The remainder of the covers will be auctioned off via eBay starting June 4.

Amazingly enough, there is no cost to attend this comic lover’s dream event. It’s free and open to the public but if you feel like more celebrating, there will also be a cash bar in place and zombie-styled treats courtesy of event collaborator and neighboring shop, Golden Apple Comics. We want you to save your money to bid on the covers instead of an entrance fee. The event is a gift from GUSFORD | los angeles and Skybound to benefit The Hero Initiative and the fine work they do as the first-ever federally chartered non-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic legends in need and providing a safety net for them.

For information on the event and auction, please visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626/676-6354. You can always find information for everything related to The Walking Dead at www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

 

 

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