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  • Big Wow! ComicFest Previews Art Auction

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    The annual Big Wow! ComicFest Art Auction will be held on Saturday April 18th, 2015. The blind auction will run throughout the day in the art gallery in the back of the hall, and will wrap up at 5:30 PM Interested parties must sign up for a bidder/paddle number and then can begin placing blind bids on the art they are interested in.

    Art that does not receive three bids will sell for the highest offer at 5:30 PM, and ones that do get at least three bids will be placed in the live auction that begins at 6:30 PM in Panel Room B. There will be a cash bar in the room, and hopefully a number artists that submitted their works to the auction in attendance. Pictured is Stan Sakai’s submission, additional pieces contributed by Neal Adams, Joe Linsner, Brandon Peterson, and many more can be seen at the link…

    Get tickets at the link!

    Guests include: Brent Anderson, Sanya Anwar, Stephen Bissette, Mark Bode, Nick Bradshaw, Tim Bradstreet, Dan Brereton, Danny Bulanadi, Frank Cho, Frank Cirocco, Lela Dowling, Tom Felton, Stephen E. Gordon, Adi Granov, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Jake Lloyd, Ron Lim, Toshio Maeda, Steve Mannion, Chris Marrinan, Bill Morrison, Darick Robertson, Tone Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Stuart Sayger, Liam Sharp, Scott Shaw, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Totleben, Herb Trimpe, Rick Veitch, Tim Vigil, Ben Wolstenholme, Thomas Yeates, and more.

    For more information on Big WOW! Comicfest please check the website (www.bigwowcomicfest.com) and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

    Draco Malfoy Apparates into BIG WOW! ComicFest 2015

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    Press Release:

    Big celebrity guest announcement! We are pleased to welcome Tom Felton to Big Wow 2015! Saturday only!

    Tom was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been acting since he was eight years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who recognized Felton’s theatrical qualities. Felton met with an agent, and two weeks later, after auditioning with over 400 other children, he landed an international commercial campaign and went abroad to work.

    A talented singer, he started singing in a church choir at the age of seven and has been a member of four choirs at school. He declined an offer to join the Guildford Cathedral Choir. He is a keen sportsman enjoying football (soccer), ice skating, roller blading, basketball, cricket, swimming, and tennis.

    After working on Anna and the King with Jodie Foster, Tom received his big break in Harry Potter (and the Sorcerer’s Stone) as Draco Malfoy, school boy rival to the titular character as played by Daniel Radcliffe. Tom managed to film the part of Draco in all eight Harry Potter movies while also having an active life outside the magical world it created. In between shoots he filmed independent horror movies The Disappeared, Night Wolf, and The Apparition with Twilight’s Ashley Greene. It was directly after completing his filming on Harry Potter that he landed his roles in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and From the Rough. His newest projects are In Secret, and Fangs of Warand.

    In between acting gigs, Tom still manages times with his music. He is one of the founding owners and talent of Six String Productions, a recording company devoted to signing young musical artists overlooked by the major recording industry.

    Get tickets at the link!

    Guests include: Brent Anderson, Sanya Anwar, Stephen Bissette, Mark Bode, Nick Bradshaw, Tim Bradstreet, Dan Brereton, Danny Bulanadi, Frank Cho, Frank Cirocco, Lela Dowling, Stephen E. Gordon, Adi Granov, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Ron Lim, Toshio Maeda, Steve Mannion, Chris Marrinan, Bill Morrison, Darick Robertson, Tone Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Stuart Sayger, Liam Sharp, Scott Shaw, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Totleben, Herb Trimpe, Rick Veitch, Tim Vigil, Ben Wolstenholme, Thomas Yeates, and more to be announced.

    For more information on Big WOW! Comicfest please check their website (www.bigwowcomicfest.com) and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

    Planet Comicon 2015 Adds Guardians Cast Members

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    Planet Comicon has announced their latest additions to the guest roster for 2015:

    Karen Gillan – from Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy
    Michael Rooker – from The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy
    Scott Wilson – Herschel from The Walking Dead
    J. August Richards – Deathlok from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Sean Gunn – from Guardians of the Galaxy and Gilmore Girls
    Raphael Sbarge – Archie Hopper from Once Upon a Time
    Steve Cardenas – from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
    Laura Vandervoort – from Smallville and Bitten
    Grant Bowler – Joshua Nolan from Defiance
    Kent McCord - from Adam-12, seaQuest DSV, Galactica 1980
    And from the cast of Lost Girl: Kris Holden-Ried, Rachel Skarsten, and Emmanuelle Vaugier

    Planet Comicon will be better and bigger than ever this year. We have expanded the exhibit hall for even more dealers, artists, celebrities, cosplay, and special attractions.

    We’ve announced great guests with many more announcements to come. You’ll meet Hollywood stars including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Stephen Amell (Arrow), John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville), Sam Witwer (Being Human), Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), and many others.

    We also have a great array of top comics creators on the slate. We’ve recently announced Howard Chaykin and have nearly a dozen additional comics guests to announce in the next week. So far, we’ve confirmed Tim Bradstreet (Punisher), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), and local favorites including Jason Aaron (Thor, Star Wars).

    Check out our new website for more information our guests and attractions.

    Big Wow! ComicFest 2015 Tickets Available Now

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    Big WOW! Comicfest returns on April 18th & 19th, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center! Admission tickets are now available! Along with the standard Weekend and Single Day passes for Adults and Children, Big WOW! Comicfest also has the following VIP and Lifetime Admission Options available.

    VIP Big WOW! Package includes a special VIP Lanyard, Weekend Pass to Big WOW! Comicfest, 1/2 hour early entry into the show both Saturday and Sunday, Big WOW! VIP bag, Big WOW! Comicfest 2015 T-Shirt, front row seating to any panel except the Swamp Thing panel, and more Big WOW! ComicFest exclusive items!

    VIP Swamp Thing Package includes a Limited Edition Print signed by John Totleben, Stephen Bissette, Rich Veitch, and Tom Yeates, a special VIP Lanyard, Weekend Pass to Big WOW! Comicfest, 1/2 hour early entry into the show both Saturday and Sunday, Big WOW! VIP bag, Big WOW! Comicfest 2015 T-Shirt, and front row seating to the Swamp Thing panel.

    Lifetime Admission to Big WOW! ComicFest, as well as the East Bay Comic Con and the Bakersfield Comic Con! Lifetime Admission comes with a complimentary Big WOW! ComicFest VIP package for the 2015 Con. You’ll be able to upgrade to VIP status for future shows. We are limiting sales to only 100 so you’ll want to scoop these up while you have the chance!

    Get tickets at the link!

    Guests include: Brent Anderson, Sanya Anwar, Stephen Bissette, Mark Bode, Nick Bradshaw, Tim Bradstreet, Dan Brereton, Danny Bulanadi, Frank Cho, Frank Cirocco, Lela Dowling, Stephen E. Gordon, Adi Granov, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Ron Lim, Toshio Maeda, Steve Mannion, Chris Marrinan, Bill Morrison, Darick Robertson, Tone Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Stuart Sayger, Liam Sharp, Scott Shaw, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Totleben, Herb Trimpe, Rick Veitch, Tim Vigil, Ben Wolstenholme, Thomas Yeates, and more to be announced.

    For more information on Big WOW! Comicfest please check their website (www.bigwowcomicfest.com) and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

    Planet Comicon 2015 Opens Registration

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    Planet Comicon will be better and bigger than ever this year. We have expanded the exhibit hall for even more dealers, artists, celebrities, cosplay, and special attractions. Planet Comicon will be held March 13-15, 2015 at Kansas City’s Bartle Hall. Admission packages are now available for purchase at the link…

    We’ve announced great guests with many more announcements to come. You’ll meet Hollywood stars including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Stephen Amell (Arrow), John Barrowman ( Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville), Sam Witwer (Being Human), Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), Eve Myles (Doctor Who, Torchwood) and many others.

    We also have a great array of top comics creators on the slate. So far, we’ve confirmed Tim Bradstreet (Punisher), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Dan Parent (Archie) and local favorites including Jason Aaron (Thor), Phil Hester (Green Arrow), Rick Burchett (Lady Sabre).

    Check out our new website for more information our guests and attractions: www.planetcomicon.com

     

    MA – Batman: 75 Years of Dark Knights Art Show

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    Celebrate 75 years of Batman with over 20 artists’ interpretations of Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s legendary creation as well as his infamous Rogues Gallery.

    OPENING PARTY WILL BE FRIDAY MAY 23 from 8-10pm

    Art on view from May 23rd – end of June

    auction to follow in July

    Artists include:
    Ramona Fradon (Batman, Aquaman)
    Christos Gage (yep, the writer) (Buffy, The Hulk)
    Tim Bradstreet (Punisher, Vertigo)
    Bob McCleod (DC, Marvel)
    a limited edition Berni Wrightson print
    Mark Grammel (Kolchak the Night Stalker, Moonstone)
    Lindsay & Alex (Baman Piderman)
    Veronica Fish (Pirates of Mars)
    Andy Fish (Dracula)
    Andy Hirsch (Regular Show, Darn Varmints)

    and lots more!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Friendly Neighborhood Comics
    191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
    508-799-4406

     

    Long Beach Comic Con 2013 Con Report!

    On November 23-24th, 2013, the Long Beach Convention Center was home to the 5th annual Long Beach Comic and Horror Con! Usually held around Halloween, this show was pushed back to late November, making this one of the final comic cons of 2013! In addition to the date change, they also got rid of the Friday evening show and I believe it was the right call. Saturday was booming, with lines going out the door and a steady flow of patrons all day long! Sunday slowed down quite a bit and while still a lot of foot traffic, not enough spending.

    With the usual talent of comic creators attending Long Beach, including mainstays of LBCC Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Whilce Portacio, Tim Bradstreet, and Todd Nauck, joined by special guests Gene Ha, Carlos D’Anda, Marc Silvestri, Mark Texeira, Art Thibert, Andrew Robinson, Mark Waid, and several other awesome comic talent, LBCC did close out the 2013 con year nicely.

    While Comic Cons seem to be growing every year, it seems harder and harder for each show to bring something new. I did love the fact that there was an awesome car display in the front of some of the most famous cars in pop culture, along with a lot of retailers in prominent display at the show. One thing also appreciated was that comics were far more emphasized than pop culture stars, and that’s one thing I always do appreciate at LBCC. Hopefully next year, they’ll bring over the bigger hitters in comics to really close the year with a bang. Star power does draw more crowds, and I for one would love to see LBCC thrive and succeed for the next 5 years and beyond. And now, onto some photos!

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    A new meaning to the term robot chicken.

     

     

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    Kid cosplayers are so darned cute!

     

     

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    Lance Henriksen is greeted by a friendly alien. Don’t miss more incredible moments at LBCC 2014!

    Boston Comic Con Returns in August 2014

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    Boston Comic Con has announced its initial details for next year’s convention! Following the phenomenal success of the 2013 show, the 2014 convention will again be held in August at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston’s historic waterfront. The promoters have added an additional day to the convention which is scheduled to run Friday August 8th till Sunday August 10th. Joining the festivities this year is an all-star list of comic creators including: Rafael Albuquerque, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Mike Kunkel, Jorge Molina, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Carlos Pacheco, Ramón Pérez, Esad Ribic, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, and many more! Additionally, the first media guests have been announced: Torchwood’s Eve Myles and Spike himself, James Marsters! More will be added over the coming months so be sure to follow Boston Comic Con on Facebook and Twitter!

    For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website! Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    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 120,000 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 Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    Long Beach Comic and Horror Con (November 2013)

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    Convention Name
    Long Beach Comic & Horror Con
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    11/23/2013
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    11/24/2013
    About This Convention
    Long Beach Comic & Horror Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic & Horror Con you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please use the LBCHC FAQ button on this website. Long Beach Comic & Horror Con is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC.
    Venue Name and Address
    Long Beach Convention Center
    300 E. Ocean Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    200
    Projected Attendance
    20000
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Tim Bradstreet, Brian Buccellato, Keu Cha, Amanda Conner, Kevin Eastman, Gene Ha, Lance Henriksen, Thomas Jane, Georges Jeanty, John Kricfalusi, Bill Moseley, Jimmy Palmiotti

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    Arcana Unleashing Exclusives, Signings, and More for SDCC 2013

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    SDCC Exclusives and BIG Debuts for 2013!

    VANCOUVER (July 9, 2013) –
    With a week to go until San Diego Comic Con, Arcana Comics (BOOTH 2415) is ready to unleash their list of SDCC Exclusives for 2013! See below for information on our exclusives, including Roddenberry Entertainment’s Worth Exclusive Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 2 Variant EJ Su Cover, HeadSmash Exclusive Joe Perez Variant Cover, and An Arcana Cryptozoological Handbook Exclusive. Read on, my friends, for that, plus some exciting debuts for SDCC 2013!

    San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) runs from Wednesday, July 17th (Preview Night) through Sunday, July 21st, and Arcana Comics will be at Booth 2415, showing off the latest and greatest books in our catalog, PLUS some amazing exclusives and special guests!

    To kick it off, here are our EXCLUSIVES FOR SDCC 2013.
    Click on the covers to see the full-sized image.

    Worth SDCC PreviewTITLE: RODDENBERRY PRESENTS: WORTH
    RUN: LIMITED TO 5000 COPIES – $1 EACH
    DESCRIPTION: Read the entire first chapter of the upcoming original graphic novel, Worth, created by Roddenberry Entertainment, and published by Arcana Comics. You can pick up a copy from the Arcana Comics booth or the Roddenberry Entertainment booth while supplies last.

    The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 2 EJ Su Variant SDCCTITLE: THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 2 – SDCC EXCLUSIVE EJ SU COVER
    RUN: LIMITED TO 250 COPIES – $5
    DESCRIPTION: The hit Arcana series brings The World of Oz into the future with a SteamPunk spin, featuring all new characters side-by-side with beloved classics. The Tin Man has taken over the Emerald City, and Victoria Wright is tasked with ending his tyranny. Its Lions and Munchkins and GearHeads, oh my! Featuring a an Exclusive Variant cover from E.J. Su (IDW’s TRANSFORMERS, Image’s TECH JACKET).
    NOTE: Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Erik Hendrix, the co-creators of The Steam Engines of Oz will be on hand during the convention (Erik runs the booth) and we’re hoping to get EJ Su to come by as well. Also come to the booth to see other special Oz-related items.

    An Arcana Cryptozoological HandbookTITLE: AN ARCANA CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL HANDBOOK: JOURNAL OF THE KINDRED
    RUN: LIMITED TO 50 COPIES – $10 EACH
    DESCRIPTION: Last year, Arcana Comics brought you a Cryptozoological Guide to the creatures which run around in The Asylum’s films, and we were amazed at the response! This year, we bring you a cryptozoological spin on the dark side of the Arcanaverse through the eyes of The Kindred.
    NOTE: Artist Mike Dubish will be signing at various times during the convention.

    HeadSmash Joe Perez SDCC VariantTITLE: HEADSMASH SDCC EXCLUSIVE JOE PEREZ COVER
    RUN: LIMITED TO 500 COPIES – $20 EACH
    DESCRIPTION: In the lurid city of Ares, Smash is a trusted officer of the Horde, a brutal syndicate. As an angry orphan, he was hand-selected by Maurice, the Horde’s capo, to be groomed for leadership. After being sent on a mission to claim a powerful serum, Smash is left for dead and his girlfriend and unborn baby are taken by the very group that he swore allegiance to. He returns, armed with a serum that gives superhuman strength, and vows that he won’t rest until his family is safe and revenge is taken upon those who betrayed him. Featuring an Exclusive Variant cover from Kanye West’s art director, Joe Perez.
    NOTE: Creator Vlad Yudin, Variant Cover artist Joe Perez, and Regular cover artist, Tim Bradstreet will be signing during the convention.

    SDCC DEBUTS

    7 Holes for Air Bill PaxtonTITLE: 7 HOLES FOR AIR
    DESCRIPTION: Bill Paxton & Arcana Comics presents 7 Holes for Air. Bob Rourke is the kind of man they don’t make anymore. He’s a tough son of a b****: A fifty-year-old steelworker who smokes, drinks, and never complains, even when he’s in pain. After a persistent headache sends him to a doctor for the first time in his life, Bob learns he’s facing the end. With disease ravaging his body, Bob soldiers on at home, at work and in an alternate Spaghetti Western reality in which his real-life antagonists become actual villains. Now Bob will stare down death the only way he knows how – with grit and determination – as he struggles against the ghosts of his past and the desire to leave something behind for his wife and daughter.
    NOTE: BILL PAXTON will be signing at the Arcana Booth, 2415, on Thursday during SDCC from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm!

    The Gloom MTV ComicsTITLE: THE GLOOM
    DESCRIPTION: MTV Comics and Arcana Studio present THE GLOOM. Once called a ‘Mel Brooks movie of a comic’ by COMICS INTERNATIONAL, acclaimed creators Tony Lee (Doctor Who) & Dan Boultwood (It Came!) return to the hero that brought them together! In 1940’s Manhattan he’s the only vigilante blocking the Vermillion and his N@zi allies from their plan to rule the world with ATOMIC ZEPPELINS! No pulp hero is safe from parody, in the comic series that once had the review ‘Buy this book – sell a kidney if you have to!’
    NOTE: Tony Lee, writer of many of IDW’s Doctor Who books and others will be signing during SDCC.

    The Devil is Due in DrearyTITLE: THE DEVIL IS DUE IN DREARY
    DESCRIPTION: Jack and Tino, two strangers with a questionable past arrive in the reclusive town of Dreary where they unknowingly fulfill a prophecy that the town believes will precede the coming of the apocalypse. They are caught up in a whirlwind of judgment and paranoia, and it’s a race against time to escape with their lives. The Devil is Due in Dreary is a music rich ride through the folklore of the old west. With rattling desert bones, pompadours, classic cars, and pearl handled pistols, it’s an action packed rockabilly take on the classic western.
    NOTE: David Parkin and Daryl Freimark will be signing during the convention.

    HeadSmash Tim Bradstreet CoverTITLE: HEADSMASH
    DESCRIPTION: In the lurid city of Ares, Smash is a trusted officer of the Horde, a brutal syndicate. As an angry orphan, he was hand-selected by Maurice, the Horde’s capo, to be groomed for leadership. After being sent on a mission to claim a powerful serum, Smash is left for dead and his girlfriend and unborn baby are taken by the very group that he swore allegiance to. He returns, armed with a serum that gives superhuman strength, and vows that he won’t rest until his family is safe and revenge is taken upon those who betrayed him.
    NOTE: In addition to the SDCC Exclusive cover by Joe Perez, we will be debuting the regular edition of the book, featuring the art of legendary Tim Bradstreet! Check the Arcana Comics signing schedule for autograph times.

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