HBO and CINEMAX Taking the Stars and Producers of 4 Series to SDCC 2013

Game of Thrones

Press Release:

HBO AND CINEMAX BRING FOUR SERIES TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2013

Stars And Producers Of TRUE BLOOD, GAME OF THRONES, BANSHEE And STRIKE BACK To Appear

The HBO series TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES and the CINEMAX series BANSHEE and STRIKE BACK are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013.

Below is panel information on the four series. Follow @TrueBloodHBO and @GameofThrones for live coverage of the TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES panels and use #SavetheVamps and #JoinTheRealm to join the conversation. For BANSHEE and STRIKE BACK, fans can follow @Cinemax and use #SDCCBanshee or #SDCCStrikeBack.

Friday, July 19

The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 2:50 p.m. will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell. The panel will include: executive producer David Benioff, executive producer D.B. Weiss, writer and co-executive producer George R.R. Martin and cast members (in alphabetical order) John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark). Autograph signing is at 4:45 p.m.

BANSHEE, the CINEMAX action series, makes its Comic-Con debut with a panel in Room 6A at 7:15 p.m. moderated by TV, film and comic book writer John Rogers. Panelists include: executive producer Greg Yaitanes, writer and executive producer Jonathan Tropper and cast members Antony Starr (Lucas Hood), Ivana Milicevic (Carrie Hopewell), Hoon Lee (Job) and Lili Simmons (Rebecca Bowman). Autograph signing is at 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, July 20

The TRUE BLOOD panel in Ballroom 20 at 3:30 p.m. will once again be moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Panelists include: executive producer Brian Buckner and cast members (in alphabetical order) Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Rob Kazinsky (Ben Flynn), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby). Autograph signing is at 1:45 p.m.

STRIKE BACK, the CINEMAX drama series that follows a covert counterterrorism military unit, returns to Comic-Con with a panel in Room 6DE at 7:00 p.m. moderated by Mike Schneider of TV Guide. Panelists include: writer, director and co-executive producer Michael J. Bassett and cast members Philip Winchester (Michael Stonebridge), Sullivan Stapleton (Damien Scott), Dougray Scott (James Leatherby) and Milauna Jackson (Kim Martinez). Autograph signing is Friday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m

The autograph signings will take place in the Warner Bros. booth #4545. Warner Bros. follows Comic-Con’s random ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions will take place in the morning of the day of the specific signing at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.
PLEASE NOTE: Cast and producers scheduled to attend are subject to change.

True Blood Star Bites Into Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is excited to welcome Kristin Bauer of the hit HBO TV series True Blood to the rescheduled show on August 3-4, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center! Kristin, a main cast member of the show, plays the part of the vampire Pam. Kristin is also known for her role as Maleficent in the hit ABC TV series Once Upon a Time. She will be on hand both days of the convention to sign autographs and meet her fans! Details on signing schedule, prices, etc to be announced.

Other Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Mark Bagley, Mark Chiarello, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Hill, Laurie Holden, Phil Jimenez, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Gabriel Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, Scott Snyder, William Stout, Bill Willingham, and many, many more!

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

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. This year’s rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

Warner Bros. Explains Wristband System for SDCC 2012; Autograph Signings for Fringe, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Etc.

Warner Bros. Wristband

Press Release:

FAN ADVISORY: CHANGES TO AUTOGRAPH TICKET SYSTEM FOR WARNER BROS. SIGNINGS AT COMIC-CON 2012

 Warner Bros. Entertainment Announces Comic-Con Autograph Signings for Nearly 20 Series, Including The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and HBO’s Game of Thrones, Among Others

 New This Year: Ticket Drawings and Wristband Distributions to Begin in the Morning on the Day of Signings in the Sails Pavilion, Utilizing One Line for All Ticket Drawings for All Signings

BURBANK, Calif. (June 28, 2012) — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. announced today that the Studio will once again follow the official Comic-Con® International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at Comic-Con 2012, with the Con implementing a new procedure for 2012. The Studio will present more than 20 signings at the booth this year, including TV and digital series, as well as motion pictures (see current signing dates below).

  • All signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, #4545 on the Comic-Con exhibition floor
  • For the second straight year, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at the Sails Pavilion inside the San Diego Convention Center, under the long-standing Comic-Con system

NEW FOR THIS YEAR

  • For 2012, the following modifications will be in effect for the wristband line procedure:
  • All ticket drawings and wristband distributions for all signings will begin in the morning of the day of the specific signing, when the Sails Pavilion opens to attendees. Badged Comic-Con members can begin lining up as soon as the Sails Pavilion area opens to attendees. The ticket drawings will begin at 8:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter.
  • All of the drawings for all signings will now take place in one line on the morning of the signing
  • Advisory to fans and attendees: Lines will likely be much longer this year, and we appreciate your patience and understanding

“We look forward to Warner Bros.’ participation again at Comic-Con,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International. “The line-up of shows and talent is something we and the fans look forward to each year, and this year’s schedule seems to be the best yet!”

Here’s how it works:

  • Fans identify the signing they want to attend
  • On the morning of the day of the signing they hope to attend, fans should arrive at the Sails Pavilion floor (between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE) in the morning
  • Ticket distribution for Comic-Con’s random draw will begin when the Sails Pavilion opens to attendees. Badged Comic-Con members can begin lining up as soon as the Sails Pavilion area opens. The ticket drawings will begin at 8:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter.
  • A limited number of wristbands will be available for each signing, via Comic-Con’s random draw process
  • There will be one line for all drawings and signings. We appreciate your patience!
  • The random drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line
  • Fans who obtain wristbands should arrive at the Warner Bros. booth 30 minutes before the signing to line up

See below for the current signing dates for TV and digital series. The feature film signings will be announced at a later date.

All signings are at the Warner Bros. booth #4545.

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) during Comic-Con or atwww.thewb.com/comiccon.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 12

  • MAD Autograph Signing

FRIDAY, JULY 13

  • The Big Bang Theory Autograph Signing
  • Cult Autograph Signing
  • Arrow Autograph Signing
  • 666 Park Avenue Autograph Signing
  • H+ Autograph Signing
  • HBO’s Game of Thrones Autograph Signing
  • Childrens Hospital Autograph Signing
  • Nikita Autograph Signing

SATURDAY, JULY 14

  • Fringe Autograph Signing
  • The Following Autograph Signing
  • Revolution Autograph Signing
  • The Vampire Diaries Autograph Signing
  • Person of Interest Autograph Signing
  • HBO’s True Blood Autograph Signing

SUNDAY, JULY 15

  • Supernatural Autograph Signing
  • DC Nation Autograph Signing

 

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter@TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

Spooky Empire is Bringing the Circus to O-Town in 2011

Killer Klowns from Outer Space reunion

Fresh off a successful new event (May-Hem), Spooky Empire has jumped right into their annual show, Ultimate Horror Weekend. The date this year is October 7-9, 2011 held at the usual haunt, The Wyndham Orlando Resort. Now nine years and growing, Spooky Empire has become a well-established show, known all over for the some of the best guests, events, and of course parties! With a stellar starting lineup, this year is no exception.

The first batch of celebrity guests has been announced and includes some frightful new faces. Your requests have not gone unnoticed. Lance Henriksen has signed on as one of our first big announcements. Lance is best known for his parts in Aliens, Terminator, Powder and the TV series Millennium. Another new addition is Tom Atkins of Halloween III, The Fog, and Night of the Creeps. Barry Bostwick will also be making his first appearance at Spooky Empire. Mr. Bostwick is best remembered for his part in the cult film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, as Brad.

Spooky Empire will turn into a regular three ring circus when fans catch a glimpse of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space reunion. They’ve rounded up some of the cast and crew including the Chiodo Brothers; Stephen, Edward and Charlie as well as Suzanne Snyder, Grant Cramer and a couple of “klowns” Harrod Blank and Mike Martinez. Get your popcorn ready!

Other guests joining in on the fun will be Tony Todd of Candyman, iconic wrestler Roddy Piper also known for his film They Live, and Gunnar Hansen, the original “Leatherface” from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. For the fans of House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects…Bill Moseley, Michael Berryman and Tom Towles will be in attendance. Michael Berryman is, of course, best known for his part in The Hills Have Eyes.

Joe Bob Brigg’s will be “Drivin’ In” and William Katt will be “Flyin’ in” to Spooky Empire. Horror Host Briggs is best known as the host of Joe Bob’s Drive-in Theater while William Katt is best known for his role as “The Greatest American Hero” and the classic film “Carrie” . Jill Whitlow of Night of the Creeps, Kyra Schon and fan favorite Bill Hinzman of Night of the Living Dead will be together again, exclusively at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend! Returning guests The Ghosthunters – Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango – will be back as well.

For all you True Blood fans, we have a special treat for you! Appearing at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend for the first time are Kristin Bauer “Pam” and Mariana Klaveno “Lorena”.

The weekend will be packed full of incredible events, some old and some new, kicked off by the annual Zombie Walk hosted by Uno’s Chicago Grill. Annual events including the Freak Show Film Festival, Screamin’ Ink Tattoo, Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament, Costume Contest, and Live Bands including Friday night’s DeadBangers Ball. Keep checking the site for more info and new events.

Advance tickets for this ultimate event are available now! $50 gets you in for the whole weekend, that’s all three days of horror for one low price! One day passes are just $30 and $35. Visit the website for more info www.spookyempire.com.

Make sure you reserve your rooms early. They sell out quickly and you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to stay on the premises, you don’t want to miss a thing. Rooms at the Wyndham are just $99 a night, if you mention “Spooky Empire” when you call for reservations. The Wyndham reservation line is 1-800-421-8001. You can also reserve your room via the website www.spookyempire.com

Join the legions of Spooky Empire fans on their Forum at www.spookyempire.com. Meet other fans, get answers to your questions, and find out the most recent updates on the show. You can also find and keep up with Spooky Empire on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

For more information visit the brand new website at www.spookyempire.com or call the Spooky Empire Hotline 954-258-7852.

Contact:
Pete Mongelli
Spooky Empire, Inc.
954-258-7852
http://www.spookyempire.com

Warner Bros. Provides SDCC 2011 Signing Details for True Blood, Batman: Year One, Fringe, Etc.

WARNER BROS. TO FOLLOW COMIC-CON AUTOGRAPH TICKET SYSTEM

BURBANK, Calif. (July 8, 2011) — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Entertainment are announcing today that Warner Bros. will follow the official Comic-Con International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at this year’s event.

As in years past, all signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, which is #4545 on the Comic-Con show floor.  But under the long-standing Comic-Con system, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at Sails Pavilion #9 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

“Safety is always our main concern with signings or events, so it is Comic-Con policy that access is regulated by a drawing for a chance to win — giving all attendees an equal opportunity to enter,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International.  “We are happy that Warner Bros. has agreed to utilize this system and thank them for once again offering such unique opportunities to our attendees this year, as well as their continued support of Comic-Con.”

Fans interested in attending signings at the Warner Bros. booth should review the schedule listed below, then plan to visit the Sails Pavilion at the time of each drawing.  All fans present at the appointed time will receive numbered tickets that feature a distinct sticker. Then a randomized drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line.

See below for the current schedule of ticket distribution and signing start times.

WARNER BROS. BOOTH (#4545)

COMIC-CON 2011 TICKET DISTRIBUTION AND SIGNING TIMES

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session start times are subject to change.  For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) or atwww.thewb.com/comiccon.

Thursday, July 21

Batman: Arkham City

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.

Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 10:00 a.m.

 

Mortal Kombat

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.

Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545) 11:45 a.m.

 

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion): 11:00 a.m.

Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 4:30 p.m.

 

Friday, July 22

The Big Bang Theory

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 11:00 a.m.

 

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion): 10:00 a.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:30 p.m.

 

ThunderCats

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:45 p.m.

 

Childrens Hospital

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 12:00 p.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 2:45 p.m.

 

True Blood (HBO)

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 1:00 p.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:30 p.m.

 

MAD

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:30 p.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 5:15 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 23

Chuck

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 9:00 a.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 12:15 p.m.

 

Batman: Year One

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 10:00 a.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 11:00 a.m.

 

The Vampire Diaries

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 11:00 a.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 1:00 p.m.

 

Alcatraz

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 12:00 p.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 2:30 p.m.

 

Person of Interest

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 1:00 p.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:15 p.m.

 

Nikita

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 2:00 p.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 3:30 p.m.

 

Fringe

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:00 p.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 5:15 p.m.

 

The Secret Circle

Ticket Distribution (Sails Pavilion #9): 3:45 p.m.

Autograph Signing (Warner Bros. Booth, #4545): 4:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, July 24

Signing times to be announced.

 

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter@TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon.

 

HBO Takes Game of Thrones and True Blood Casts to SDCC 2011

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Press Release:

HBO’s “True Blood” and “Game Of Thrones” to Hold Panels at Comic-Con 2011

HBO is excited to announce that TRUE BLOOD will make its fourth consecutive appearance at Comic-Con in San Diego this July. Additionally, Game Of Thrones will make its debut this year at Comic-Con, just days before production on season two begins in Northern Ireland. The Game Of Thrones panel is slated for Thursday, July 21, and the TRUE BLOOD panel is scheduled for Friday, July 22. Confirmed panelists to date are listed below. Additional panelists will be announced as they are confirmed.

Game Of Thrones – Thursday, July 21

Special Guest Moderator – George R.R. Martin

David Benioff

D.B. Weiss

Emilia Clarke

Peter Dinklage

Kit Harington

Jason Momoa

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

 

TRUE BLOOD – Friday, July 22

Moderator – Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack

Alan Ball

Anna Paquin

Stephen Moyer

Sam Trammell

Ryan Kwanten

Rutina Wesley

Kevin Alejandro

Kristin Bauer van Straten

Nelsan Ellis

Joe Manganiello

Deborah Ann Woll

 

CA – True Blood Star Signing

Michael McMillian signs at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday May 18 th from 6-8pm. Purchase of LUCID required. Michael will be happy to autograph other items for you.

There will be free giveaways and cool prizes for lucky fans, including special leather-bound editions of LUCID.

Adult beverages will be served (21+).

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2011

Robert Kirkman, Marc Andreyko, Walter Koenig, and more sign at Golden Apple on Saturday, May 7th, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!

10AM – DARKNESS & RED SPIKE

MATT HAWKINS, JEFF CAHN & OWEN WEISMAN

12NOON – THINGS TO COME

WALTER KOENIG

2PM – SUPER DINOSAUR

ROBERT KIRKMAN & JASON HOWARD

4PM – TRUE BLOOD & BRIMSTONE

MARC ANDREYKO, BRIAN McCARTHY & MICHAEL LENT

MORE STUFF:

* SALE – 20% OFF EVERYTHING & PARKING LOT SALE!

* FREE LIPTON GREEN LANTERN TEA & HOT DOGS!

* FREE PRIEST MOVIE STUFF!

* BOUNCE HOUSE FOR KIDS..BRING THE FAMILY!

* & MUCH MORE….

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

CA – True Blood Signing

Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Sam Trammell, and Deborah Ann Woll sign on February 26th from 1-3pm.

Press Release:

On February 26th, HBO and IDW Publishing are hosting a special book signing event in Los Angeles at Barnes & Noble at The Grove.

True Blood cast members Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds) and Deborah Ann Woll (“Baby Vamp” Jessica Hamby) are expected* to attend the signing of True Blood Volume 1 “All Together Now” comic book compilation.

The True Blood comic series has become one of IDW Publishing’s best-selling title. Now, all six issues from the first series will be available together in a deluxe, hardcover compilation entitled “All Together Now.” Available in bookstores nationwide February 15, 2011, the compilation features the same erotically-charged romance, wry humor, intriguing mystery and suspense the show has become known for and treats readers to new insights and untold stories of their favorite characters. In this storyline, Sookie and the rest of the Bon Temps gang find themselves waiting in Merlotte’s bar for a strangely portentous raging storm to subside. Soon, they discover they’ve been trapped by an entity that feeds on raw emotions and begins killing off the patrons one by one until his hunger is sated. The compilation features a cover gallery and introduction by Ball.

*Events and talent participation are subject to change, please call the store directly with any additional questions.

*Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, February 26th with a purchase of True Blood, Volume 1 All Together Now or with a receipt of the compilation from a previous purchase at B&N.

Barnes & Noble
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036

C2E2 2011 Adds Eliza Dushku and True Blood Cast Members

Eliza Dushku at C2E2

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MORE ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRITY APPEARANCES ARE ANNOUNCED FOR THE CHICAGO COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

Eliza Dushku and Rick Bayless to Participate in Panels; Cast of True Blood in Spotlight Panel on Saturday, March 19

Norwalk, CT, February 16, 2011: Officials at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) have announced more notable guests from the world of entertainment who will participate in the show and take part in panels. Eliza Dushku, the star of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse will be at C2E2 on both Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 where she’ll be signing both days and speaking with Dollhouse co-star and previously announced guest of C2E2, Tahmoh Penikett, in a Q & A session on Saturday afternoon. In addition, famed Chef, award-winning author, and popular television personality Rick Bayless will participate in a panel with C.B. Cebulski, writer and talent scout for Marvel, and moderated by Ron Richards of iFanboy and A Taste of Comics. The unique panel, which itself illustrates the broad reach and expansive role of pop culture in the world today, will center on the connections between food and comics on a creative level. Cooking is creativity. Food is art. And that’s the connection to comics. A chef’s knife is the equivalent of an artist’s pencil or brush!

Other guests who have recently been confirmed to appear at C2E2 include Sam Trammell, Kristin Bauer, and Brit Morgan from the cast of the popular HBO series True Blood. Sam, Kristin and Brit will be signing as well as participating in a Q & A spotlight panel on Saturday, March 19. As noted, Tahmoh Penikett was recently announced as a guest at C2E2, along with Jonathan Bernthal, Laurie Holden and Mark Sheppard, who will all be appearing on panels at the show. Other writers, artists, and creators appearing at C2E2 include Brian Michael Bendis, China Miéville, Garth Ennis, and Joe Quesada, among many others. Over 250 artists will be on hand participating in C2E2’s Artist Alley.

C2E2 will take place March 18 – 20 in the South Hall of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Autograph tickets are now available at www.c2e2.com.

“Our guests are incredibly talented and they are outstanding in their own fields of endeavor,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “This is what makes the pop culture world so unique. Eliza Dushku and Rick Bayless can both successfully appear at C2E2 because we can provide them with legions of fans. Our strength is in our diversity and we are grateful to our guests as well as our fans for supporting C2E2 and making it as rich and varied as it is!”

Kristin Bauer: Kristin Bauer is best known for her role as Pam on the HBO show True Blood, you might also know her as the voice of Mera in the Justice League TV series, Lt. Laneth on Star Trek Enterprise, Lydia Meyerson on Dark Angel and as Gillian in the Bizarro Jerry Episode of Seinfeld.

Kristin grew up in Wisconsin playing sports, riding horses, and shooting guns. Her father was an avid horseman and gun collector and her mother a housewife involved in charities. Kristin moved to LA and began acting in 1994 after studying fine arts in St. Louis, Boston and New York. She still studies drawing and painting to this day and does commissioned portraits in between shooting and working to better the treatment of animals and God’s greatest artistic creation – “this spaceship we live on called Earth.” She lives in LA with her many rescued animals and her South African husband, Abri van Straten, a singer, song writer, classical guitar player of the band The Lemmings, who is also releasing a solo record in 2009.

Rick Bayless: Most people know him from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Master beating out the French and Italian with his authentic Mexican cuisine. His highly rated on-going Public Television Series, Mexico—One Plate at a Time can be found on television sets coast to coast, and his award-winning, six cookbooks. Rick’s second book, Mexican Kitchen, won the Julia Childs IACP cookbook of the year award in 1996, and his fourth book, Mexico—One Plate at a Time won James Beard Best International Cookbook of the Year award in 2001.

Bayless’s side by side award-winning restaurants in Chicago were founded in 1987. The casual Frontera Grill and the 4-star Topolobampo. In 2007, Frontera Grill won for Outstanding Restaurant by the James Beard Organization. His award-winning Frontera line of salsas, grilling sauces and organic chips can be found coast to coast. On the local front, Rick and his staff began the Frontera Farmer Foundation in 2003 to attract support for small Midwestern farms. Each year, grants are given to our local farmers for capital improvements to their family farms. In 2007 he was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for his work with our local farmers. In 2007, Bayless and his team launched the Frontera Scholarship: a full tuition scholarship that will send a Mexican-American student to Kendall Culinary College to study the culinary arts.

Rick Bayless has won James Beard awards for: Midwest Chef of the Year, National Chef of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year. His cookbook with his now 19 year old daughter, Lanie, titled Rick and Lanie’s Excellent Kitchen Adventures was nominated for a James Beard Award as well as Rick’s latest book Mexican Everyday. Mexico One Plate at a Time is currently in its seventh season on PBS. Bayless recently opened his third restaurant: XOCO—a quick serve LEED certified restaurant featuring house-ground chocolate and wood grilled tortas.

Rick’s latest book, Fiesta at Rick’s (WW. Norton) is currently on the New York Times Best seller list.

Eliza Dushku: Eliza Dushku continues to maintain her leading lady status in Hollywood with roles in a number of prominent film and television projects. She recently was seen starring in Fox’s “Dollhouse,” a series created by Joss Whedon on which Dushku also served as a Producer. Dushku also wrapped production on the psychological thriller Locked In opposite Ben Barnes, Sarah Roemer and Brenda Fricker, in which she plays a former co-worker of Barnes’ character with whom she has an affair.

Dushku’s talents extend far beyond acting. She is currently producing a biopic through her production company Boston Diva Productions. The film titled The Perfect Moment, is based on the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989. She has brought on two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, Ondi Timoner to direct and produce alongside her.

Dushku also co-starred with Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman in Bottle Shock, a drama about the birth of the Napa Valley wine country. Additional past film credits include The Alphabet Killer, in which she also served as an Associate Producer, Nobel Son, Wrong Turn, City by the Sea opposite Robert De Niro and Frances McDormand, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and the hit cheerleading film Bring it On opposite Kirsten Dunst, among others.

Dushku has also had a very successful television career, starring in a number of hit series with cult-like followings. She first starred as Faith Lehane on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a slayer much more troubled than the main character Buffy. Though initially planned as a five-episode role, the character became so popular that Dushku stayed on for the entire third season and returned for a two-part appearance the following season. The remainder of her original story arc was played out in the first season of the spin-off Angel. Repentant and rededicated, Faith returned in a number of later episodes of Angel and Buffy. Following these roles Dushku starred in the series, Tru Calling in which she played Tru Davies in yet another powerful female role. Additional television credits include guest starring roles on That 70’s Show and Ugly Betty.

The daughter of an Albanian-American administrator father and Danish-American professor mother, Dushku was raised with ambition in her blood. At the early age of 10, Dushku was discovered by casting agents for the lead role of Alice in the film That Night. In 1993, Dushku landed the role of Pearl alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy’s Life, a role that caught the attention of many in the industry. The following year, she starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies, opposite Paul Reiser in Bye Bye, Love and alongside Halle Berry in Race the Sun.

In addition to acting and producing, Dushku is involved with a number of charities, including Camp Hale in Boston and 10,000 Girls School in Kaolack, Senegal. Earlier this year, she traveled to Uganda helping bring awareness to the country. Dushku lives a very active lifestyle and recently completed her first triathlon finishing with a Bronze medal.

Brit Morgan: Brit Morgan stars as Debbie Pelt in season 3 and 4 of the hit HBO show True Blood. Brit got her big break as Lacey Thornfield on the TV show The Middleman.

She is an upcoming young actress. Her acting career began when she left her hometown of New Jersey and drove to Hollywood in her pick up truck after turning 18. She then landed guest spots on CSI:NY and Greek before landing a role on The Middleman. She is also set to star in Beer for My Horses.

Sam Trammell: Sam Trammell is best known for his role as Sam Merlotte on the HBO Show True Blood, Matt Chambers in the 2nd episode of Dexter and as Tim in the movie AVPR: Aliens vs Predator – Requiem.

An intelligent, highly-capable actor, Sam Trammell made inroads on the New York stage while building an intriguing career in mostly independent features. The West Virginia native attended Brown University where he gravitated to acting in his senior year. Trammell made his film debut as an intern at a tabloid TV talk show in the little-seen The Hotel Manor (1994) and kept busy with auditioned and day-player roles on daytime serials. He made his primetime debut with a featured role in the 1996 CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation Harvest of Fire and won some attention as a man who has an affair with the mother of a friend in Childhood’s End (1996). Returning to NYC, Trammell garnered attention and good reviews for a trio of stage performances. He was compulsive gambler in his Off-Broadway debut Dealer’s Choice, a gay man in My Night With Reg and earned a Tony nomination as the authorial stand-in in the Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s comedy Ah, Wilderness! in 1998. Within months of capturing NYC audiences, the actor reached a wider constituency as the fast-talking ex-con Sonny Dupree in the quirky ABC comedy-drama Maximum Bob. Later that year, Trammell was briefly seen as the youngest son in a large Irish Catholic family in Trinity (NBC). Trammell returned to the stage in 1999, playing the troubled offspring of an award-winning TV actress (essayed by Elizabeth Ashley) in the unsuccessful drama If Memory Serves. 2000, though, proved a better year as the actor had a supporting role as a male hustler in the Sundance-screened Beat, saw the release of Followers, an affecting drama in which he played a would-be pledge to a fraternity who makes several decisions with tragic repercussions, and portrayed twins in the dramatic road movie Fear of Fiction. Trammell rounded out the year garnering rave reviews for his turn as the title character’s male lover in the Off-Broadway play Kit Marlowe, about the Elizabethan playwright.

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