Scene on the Web Weekly: March 11-17, 2013

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MegaCon preparations are underway, Stephen Wacker talks about nipples, and reports come in for the Toronto Comicon and more.

Scene on the Web Weekly: March 11-17, 2013

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MegaCon 2013 – PaperFilms crew and schedule. | PaperFilmsHey gang! Going to be in the Orlando area this weekend March 15th – 17th? Well, why not swing by the MegaCon at the Orlando County Convention Center to say hello to some of the PaperFilm gang. In attendance from the crew will be: The crew will be on hand to do signings, chat, selling sketchbooks, artwork and books.
AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON is excited to welcome @Remender and @GerryDuggan on June 14-15-16 at South Point-Uncanny Avengers, Cap, deadpoolJimmySJay
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con!San Diego’s Comic-Con International will have some competition this summer, thanks to a new comic book and fantasy convention heading to Las Vegas in June. The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con will be held June 14-16 at South Point Hotel and Casino, featuring a slate of guest speakers, exhibitors and comics-centric programming geared towards hardcore fans and casual enthusiasts alike.
Toronto ComiCon 2013: Day 2 in Photos – The Arts SceneDay 2 of the Toronto ComiCon brought as much excitement as day 1, attended by hundreds of fans from across the city and province. We got a chance to see new costumes, catch up with a ton of vendors and attend great events as well.
Toronto ComiCon: Tales of Poutine and Bacon Donutsby Amy Chu Toronto ComiCon this past weekend was my first convention experience in Canada and a very positive one. Organized by FanExpo, it is much smaller than the massive Fan Expo in August.
Hundreds turn out for Comic-Con in FargoFARGO, N.D. (AP) — Captain America, the Joker and a human-sized puppy were among the cast of characters who turned out Saturday in Fargo for the annual Comic-Con event. More than 500 people are estimated to have turned out for the third annual event that celebrates comic books and pop culture.
Emerald City Comic Con 2013 Cosplay in PicturesEarlier today, I received an email from a reader asking if it would be possible to post some cosplay pictures of this year’s edition of Emerald City Comic C
The Comics ReporterBy Tom Spurgeon Additional Reporting And Coverage ByJen Vaughn What follows are several observations from a weekend spent at the Emerald City Comicon in beautiful downtown Seattle, Washington. This is going up on a Sunday because my site has been a disaster on the server end recently and I haven’t been able to get on here to finish it up before now.
The Superman Super Site – March 11, 2013: Brandon Routh Attending Dallas Comic-Con’Superman Returns’ star Brandon Routh has been added to the list of celebrity guests at this year’s Dallas Comic-Con in Dallas, TX which takes place May 17th – 19th at the Irving Convention Center.
In pictures: Superpowers not included: Fans come out to Comic ConFans dressed up as their favourite super heroes and comic book characters at Comic Con in Toronto on March 10, 2013.
Slideshow: the biggest stars and best costumes from Toronto ComiCon 2013 |Thousands of fans of all stripes- Star Trek, Batman, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Evil Dead-descended upon Toronto ComiCon this weekend to take photos with their idols, purchase memorabilia and gawp at the superfans who arrive each year in full costume.
ECCC Gets Jesse Jamesed – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsI usually don’t think of a Convention until a couple weeks out. Usually, I’m looking to see what the weather is going to be like so I know what type of clothes I need to wear. However, there is one Con I think of constantly throughout the year.
Nine Possible Chances For You To See Allen Bellman In 2013!
Cosplay Skinned Joker Face Mask. From the DC Comics Death of the Family. Not Arkham City New 52 – $175.00
At its core, a comic editor’s job is to find the nipple that your artist has hidden somewhere in the book and erase it.Stephen Wacker
Just to be totally clear. I did not say there was not going to ever be a stand alone Hulk film. I said there wasn’t one in the works now.Mark Ruffalo
Mike and Laura Allred’s home ransacked, computers stolen – Robot 6 @ Comic Book ResourcesMike and Laura Allred’s home ransacked, computers stolen FF artist Michael Allred and colorist Laura Allred returned this morning from a trip to Arizona to find their home near Eugene, Oregon, burglarized. "Just home from Arizona to met by cops," Michael Allred wrote this afternoon on Twitter. "Our house has been broken into.
Toronto ComiCon 2013: Day 1 in Photos – The Arts SceneDay 1 of the 2013 Toronto ComiCon came and went but the awesome moments can never be forgotten! The Arts Scene was on deck to capture all…

Toronto ComiCon to Feature Star Trek:TNG Reunion and More at March 2013 Show

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Press Release:



– Tickets On Sale Now! –

TORONTO, ON (January 28, 2013) – Toronto ComiCon is putting the pop in pop culture with an all-star lineup featuring stars from some of the most treasured TV shows and films in the sci-fi and fantasy universe.

The two-day extravaganza, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 9-10, 2013, will feature the following celebrity guests:

  • Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Teen Wolf)
  • Sean Astin (The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings)
  • Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V)
  • Daniel Logan (Star Wars Episode II)


  • Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard)
  • Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. William Riker)
  • LeVar Burton (Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge)
  • Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf)
  • Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher)
  • Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi)
  • Brent Spiner (Lt. Cmdr. Data)

This year’s festivities will also bring together some of the biggest names in comics, horror and anime, including:

  • Kill Shakespeare’s creators: Toronto’s own Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery made headlines across North American for their innovative comic series featuring epic battles between the bard’s greatest heroes and villains. The duo has inked a follow-up series called Tide of Blood launching in 2013.

For the complete list of Toronto ComiCon guests, visit

Returning for a second spectacular year, Toronto’s ComiCon has established itself as one of the city’s defining pop culture and entertainment events. Presented by FAN EXPO CANADA™, Toronto ComiCon is filled with high-profile celebrity presentations, Q&A’s, autographs and photo sessions. Join hundreds of exhibitors and retailers – and a parade of costumed fans – in celebrating a jam-packed weekend of all things pop culture. Other highlights include a Star Wars photo session, sketching duels, as well workshops and seminars featuring some of the industry’s brightest talents.

Escaping to new worlds on March Break has never been so easy!


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Saturday, March 9 All Access One-Day Pass
Sunday, March 10 All Access One-Day Pass
All Access Two-Day Pass
Child All Access One-Day Pass

For more information on Star Trek: The Next Generation cast photo-op sessions, autograph signings and VIP tickets, please visit

TO – Guy Davis Exhibition

February 17, 2010 by  
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Of Mystery and the Macabre: The Guy Davis Exhibition
2009 Eisner award winning artist makes rare Toronto appearance
artoriginals presents master of the macabre and B.P.R.D. artist Guy Davis, who will be making a special Toronto appearance at the Gladstone Hotel on Saturday, February 27 for an interactive workshop and exhibition followed by an appearance at  Toronto ComiCON as a featured guest on Sunday, February 28.
Davis, recipient of the 2009 Eisner Award for Best Artist, is best known as the penciler and inker on Mike Mignola’s long running series B.P.R.D., chronicling the supernatural tales of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Mignola, best known as the creator of Hellboy (who was a former member of the B.P.R.D. team), is also the series writer. The Hellboy property has spawned two feature films and several animated versions. Fans and many industry insiders believe that B.P.R.D. is likely to be the next Mignola property that will be adapted for the big screen.
Selected works spanning Davis’ career, including Sandman Mystery Theatre, B.P.R.D. and The Marquis, will be featured in the exhibition along with an interactive and insightful workshop for registered patrons.
Schedule of events
Saturday, February 27
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Constructive Storytelling: The 180 Minute Master Class, 1 – 4 pm: Master artist Guy Davis is set to provide patrons with the key components of his vast storytelling bible. The lecture, demonstration and Q&A elements are a unique opportunity to get inside the head of one of the industry’s most renowned visionaries.
$105 per person – limited spots available (15 participants). Email to register.
Of Mystery and the Macabre, 7:30 – 11:30 pm: featuring selected works from Davis’ award-winning projects including Sandman Mystery Theatre, Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D. and The Marquis. A brief question and answer period hosted by Mark Askwith of SPACE will precede the exhibit.
Free admission
Sunday, February 28
Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
Toronto ComiCON, 11 am – 5 pm: Guy Davis will be a featured guest at Toronto ComiCON.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Sean Menard
Director, Marketing and Publicity
About artoriginals
artoriginals offers comic book and illustration enthusiasts a unique opportunity to interact in an intimate setting with their favorite creators over a weekend in Canada’s largest city. Contemporary cartoonists and illustrators will take part in workshops, exhibitions, lectures and artists’ talks revolving around themes central to their work. 
All activities for artoriginals will be held at the historic Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto, a favourite with the local arts scene. Voted one of the top 10 Art Hotels in the world by Lux Magazine, the Gladstone has been in operation since 1889 and is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Toronto.
For more information, see

Toronto ComiCON (November 2009)

November 10, 2009 by  
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Wizard Buys Toronto Comicon

June 24, 2009 by  
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Press Release:


Gareb Shamus, CEO of New York based Wizard Entertainment, announces today that he has purchased the Toronto Comicon, a show that has been consistently awarded The Best International Comic Book Convention (non-USA) by, for the last 5 years.

“We’ve always had a strong following in Canada, so buying the Toronto Comicon is something that allows me to give back to our fans. These attendees are known to be serious collectors and comic industry followers,” said Shamus. “I am thrilled to offer the guests, celebrities, artists, dealers and exhibitors to our Canadian audience for the very first time.”

Peter Dixon, owner of Paradise Conventions and former owner of the Toronto Comicon, will still be intimately involved in the show production, his friendly manner ensuring the continuation of the trademarked relaxed atmosphere of the show.

“Wizard brings greater industry recognition and star power to the show. I’m excited about having the fans get this bigger experience,” said Dixon.

The next show dates have not been set yet, but the newly managed Toronto Comicon is expected to debut in 2010.

About Wizard Entertainment: Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Wizard Entertainment publishes Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books and magazines about today’s top talent, comic books and toys. Wizard produces Chicago Comic-Con at the Rosemont Convention center, August 6-9; Big Apple Comic-Con at Pier 94, October 16 -18 and Wizard World Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Convention Center June 11-13, 2010.