Hero Initiative Heading to MegaCon with Whilce Portacio

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative at MegaCon With special Guest Whilce Portacio

Dollar days and Uno’s Chicago Grill Helps Out!

HI MegaCon UnoLos Angeles (March 7, 2013) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, will be adding to the craziness at the Orlando MegaCon, March 15th-17th, at the Orange County Convention Center Hall D, located at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, Fla.

And you heard right—Whilce Portacio, the artist of X-Men and Non-Humans, will be anchoring our booth #531 all weekend to help raise money for Hero Initiative. Make sure you do not miss out!

In addition, artists across the floor will be raising money for Hero all weekend. Generously donate $1 per signature and it’s a win- win all weekend to help raise money for our worthy cause! Check out participating creators John Beatty, Mike Choi, Amanda Conner, Steve Epting, Dave Johnson, Mike McKone, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mike Perkins, Brian Pulido, Alex Saviuk, Gail Simone, Frank Tieri, Tim Townsend, Billy Tucci and Mark Waid!

Hungry after the con?  Make it over to participating Uno’s Chicago Grills and show your MegaCon badge or wristband, and 20% of your bill gets donated BACK to Hero Initiative by Uno’s!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visitwww.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

LA Comic Book and Sci-Fi Convention Presents Danai Gurira and Laurie Holden from The Walking Dead

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Press Release:

LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PRESENTS STARS OF THE WALKING DEAD FEBRUARY 24, 2013

Los Angeles, CA-January 22, 2013-The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION presents DANAI GURIRA (“Michonne”) and LAURIE HOLDEN (“Andrea”) two of the popular Stars of THE WALKING DEAD AMC Cable series at the SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013 show.

DANAI GURIRA stars as Michonne, the kitana wielding Zombie Killer and one of the most popular characters in THE WALKING DEAD series. LAURIE HOLDEN stars as Andrea, one of the original surviving cast members in THE WALKING DEAD series. DANAI’s other credits include Law and Order, Treme, and Life on Mars. LAURIE’S other credits include starring as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files and as Debbie Mclivane, the girlfriend of Ben Grimm (The Thing) in the first Fantastic Four Movie. DANAI and LAURIE will be signing autographs from 12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. THE WALKING DEAD is currently the Highest Rated Cable series and the #1 Best Selling Comic Book series.

Other Special Guests Appearing:

WHILCE PORTACIO (Artist) and GLEN BRUNSWICK (Writer), the creative team of the Image Comic Book NON HUMANS, a four issue mini-series with a storyline of “Blade Runner meets Toy Story.” WHILCE is known for his work on such Comic Books as Marvel Comics Uncanny X-Men and Image Comics Wetworks. GLEN is known for such titles as Gray Area and Jersey Gods. WHILCE and GLEN will be signing autographs at no charge from 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

RAY PARK, currently starring as Snake Eyes in the soon to be released G.I. JOE: RETALIATION will be signing autographs. RAY is also known for his role as Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and as The Toad in X-Men.

RADAMES PERA, who starred as young Kwai Chang Caine “Grasshopper” in the 1972-75 KUNG FU Television Series. RADAMES starred as the younger version of Caine played as an adult by David Carradine. RADAMES is the only surviving cast member from KUNG FU and he is making his First Autograph Signing Appearance at the Convention. RADAMES also starred in a classic Rod Serling’s Night Gallery episode Silent Snow/Secret Snow, Little House on the Prairie, Shazam!, and Six Million Dollar Man.

EDWARD FURLONG starred as John Connor in JAMES CAMERON’S TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, and his other credits include The Crow: Wicked Prayer, Pet Sematary Two, Detroit Rock City, and several episodes of the television series CSI:NY.

TIM DUNIGAN starred as CAPTAIN JONATHAN POWER in the 1987-1988 Television Series CAPTAIN POWER AND THE SOLDIERS OF THE FUTURE. TIM’S other credits include starring as Davy Crockett in Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color and Wizards and Warriors.

The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION is the real deal with an incredible track record serving the Comic Book Collecting community for 36 years. REGULAR ADMISSION is only $10.00, five years and under are free. EARLY ADMISSION is only $12.00. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. The February 24, 2013 Convention is located at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, CA (across from USC College). The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables of Comic Books, Toys, Trading Cards, DVDs, and many other Collectibles. Check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information such as the appearance time of all guests. All celebrity guests charge a fee for each autograph but it includes a choice of photo.

CA – Non-Humans Signing

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Image co-founder and artist Whilce Portacio and writer Glen Brunswick sign at Hypno Comics on Saturday January 12th at 2:00 pm.

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About Non-Humans:
Los Angeles, 2041 – it’s twenty-six years after a NASA probe brought back a strange disease causing many of our familiar toy-like objects to come to life. This is a new world order where cute and fearsome creatures fight for their right to exist in a world that fears them – Blade Runner meets Toy Story.

Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

Marvel Announces Signing and Booth Schedules for NYCC 2012

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Via Marvel.com:

NYCC 2012: Signing & Booth Schedule

Find out about the awesome events at the Marvel booth and who will be there!

Get excited, True Believers! Marvel returns to New York Comic Con, along with the hottest creators in the industry! For four days at the Marvel Booth (#1838), fans will be able to enjoy tons of events, signings, and awesome on-stage events that will make New York Comic Con 2012 truly memorable! Be sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (#1838) for your chance to get in on the exclusive Marvel fun!

The Marvel Booth (#1838) is your one-stop shop for excitement, entertainment, and prizes at the convention! Tons of great giveaways, costume contests, live games shows, and exclusive Marvel video game demos await you!

And that’s not all because, we have an all-star cast of your favorite Marvel creators who will be at the booth signing all weekend long! Swing by and visit Marvel icons including none other than Dan Slott, Jeph Loeb, Kieron Gillen, Greg Pak, and many, many more!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

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Image Comics Panel & Signing Schedule for NYCC 2012

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Press Release:

Image Comics’ complete signing schedule for New York Comic Con is now available! The schedule includes signings by top creators every day of the convention, October 11-14 in New York City’s Javits Center. Signings will take place at the Image Comics booth, #1229.

Several creators will also be signing convention exclusives, which Image unveiled on September 19. Details on the exclusives, as well as the panel schedule, can be found at Image Comics’ website.

 

Thursday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

3:00-4:00   Haunt signing: Joe Casey and Nathan Fox

4:00-5:00   Not My Bag signing: Sina Grace

4:00-6:00   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)

5:00-6:00   Mind The Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo

5:00-6:00   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*

6:00-7:00   Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder

6:00-7:00   The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine

7:00-8:00   Comeback signing: Ed Brisson & Michael Walsh

8:00-9:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris

 

Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

10:00-11:00   Pigs and Choker signing: Ben McCool & Ben Templesmith

11:00-12:00   Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber

12:00-1:30   Mind the Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo

1:00-2:00   Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)

1:30-3:00   Luther Strode signing: Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore (ticketed)*

3:00-4:00   Non-Humans signing: Glen Brunswick & Whilce Portacio

3:30-5:30   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)

4:00-5:00   MacGyver signing: Lee David Zlotoff & Will Sliney

4:00-5:00   The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine

4:00-5:30   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*

5:00-6:00   D.O.G.s of Mars signing: Christian Weiser, Tony Trov & Johnny Zito

5:00-6:00   Artifacts signing: Ron Marz (Top Cow)

6:00-7:00   The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*

 

Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

10:00-11:00   Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber

11:00-12:00   Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder

11:00-12:30   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)

12:15-2:00   Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*

1:00-2:00   Witch Doctor signing: Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (Skybound)

2:00-3:00   Severed signing: Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, & Attilla Futaki (ticketed)*

3:00-4:00   Top Cow Universe signing: Jeremy Haun, Nelson Blake II, David Hine, Tim Seeley, & Ron Marz

4:00-5:00   Bedlam and Morning Glories signing: Nick Spencer & Rodin Esquejo (ticketed)*

4:00-5:30   Teen Wolf signing: Tyler Posey, Jeff Davis & David Tischman (ticketed)*

5:00-6:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris

5:00-6:00   Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)

6:00-7:00   The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*

 

Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

10:15-12:00   Happy! signing: Grant Morrison (ticketed)*

11:00-12:00   Super Dinosaur signing: Jason Howard (Skybound)

12:00-1:00   Black Kiss 2 signing: Howard Chaykin

1:00-3:00   Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*

3:00-4:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris (writer/artist)

3:30-5:00   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*

4:00-5:00   Valentine signing: Alex de Campi & Christine Larsen

*Tickets will be available at the Image Comics booth (#1229) on the day of the signing. One ticket per person will be available for each ticketed signing beginning at the start of the show each day and only while supplies last. No purchase necessary.

All signings are subject to change. Check at the Image Comics booth for up-to-date signing schedules. Keep up with what’s happening at the Image Comics booth by following us on Twitter (@ImageComics)!

CA – Non-Humans Signing

Artist/Image co-founder Whilce Portacio and writer Glen Brunswick launch their new title NON-HUMANS at Phat Collectibles in Anaheim on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm and in Huntington Beach on Sunday October 7, 2012. Whilce Portacio will give out 50 FREE STORE EXCLUSIVE PRINTS of one of his new characters from his book called Buddy, a drug dealing teddy bear. And the first 50 customers will receive a FREE INCREDIBLE HULK comic book for WHILCE to sign. That’s not all! Whilce will also RAFFLE off a couple FREE one of a kind HEAD SKETCHES.

Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

16532 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

 

NBC Announces SDCC 2012 Plans Including Limited Edition While Portacio “Grimm” Posters

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Press Release:

NBC ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2012 INITIATIVES

“Revolution” and “Grimm” Take Over Gas Lamp Square Park

Convention Panels Include “Community” (Sony Pictures Television), “Grimm” (Universal Television), “A Conversation with Bryan Fuller” (Universal Television and Gaumont) and “Revolution” (Warner Bros. Television)

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – July 2, 2012 – NBC heads to the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con to showcase “Revolution,” the new drama from Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Jon Favreau, returning series “Grimm” and “Community,” and Bryan Fuller, executive producer of the upcoming series “Hannibal” and the upcoming pilot, “Mockingbird Lane.” With an ambitious slate of interactive activities on and off-site, NBC looks to engage and entertain Comic-Con goers and enthusiasts.
Following are the network’s 2012 San Diego Comic-Con events and initiatives:

CONVENTION PANELS, AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS AND NBC’S BLOGGER PARTY

Friday, July 13

10:00-11:00AM, Ballroom 20, Convention Center, “Community” Q&A (Presented by Sony Pictures Television)

NBC’s critically acclaimed series, “Community,” returns to Comic-Con for an insightful discussion about the series, a look at the casts’ favorite scenes and a tribute to the fans. Stars Joel McHale (“The Soup”), Alison Brie (“Mad Men”), Gillian Jacobs (“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”), Danny Pudi (“Knights of Badassdom”) and Yvette Nicole Brown (“House,” “The Office”) are confirmed to participate.

11:30-12:30PM, Sony Booth #4229, Convention Center, “Community” Signing (Presented by Sony Pictures Television)

Stars from “Community” will be available to sign autographs.

Saturday, July 14

11:00-12:00PM, Nerd HQ (Block No. 16 Union and Spirits, 344 Seventh Avenue), “Grimm” Signing (Presented by Universal Television)

Cast and producers from “Grimm” will be available to sign autographs and limited-edition “Grimm” comic posters designed by notable comic book artist Whilce Portacio. Whilce will also be on hand to sign.

12:30-1:15PM, Warner Bros. Booth #4545, Convention Center, “Revolution” Signing (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)

Stars and producers from “Revolution” will be available to sign autographs.

1:00-2:00PM, Room: 7AB, Convention Center, A Conversation with Bryan Fuller (Presented by Universal Television and Gaumont)

Join acclaimed television writer/executive producer Bryan Fuller (“Heroes”), the creative force behind “Pushing Daisies,” “Wonderfalls” and “Dead Like Me,” for a Q&A with fans as he discusses two of his highly anticipated projects, “Hannibal” and “Mockingbird Lane,” both at NBC. In the midseason drama “Hannibal,” one of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The upcoming pilot “Mockingbird Lane” is an imaginative reinvention of the 1960’s comedy “The Munsters.”

3:00-4:00PM, Room: 6A, Convention Center, “Grimm” Q&A/Season 2 Preview (Presented by Universal Television)

“Grimm,” NBC’s supernatural mythology drama, returns to Comic-Con to kick off its second season packed with chills and revelations. Be among the first to get a glimpse of season two and participate in a Q&A session with the cast and producers: David Giuntoli (“Turn the Beat Around”), Russell Hornsby (“Lincoln Heights”), Bitsie Tulloch (“The Artist”), Silas Weir Mitchell (“Prison Break”), Reggie Lee (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”) and Bree Turner (“The Ugly Truth”) and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf (“Angel”) and David Greenwalt (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), executive producer/director Norberto Barba (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and executive producers Sean Hayes (“Hot In Cleveland”) and Todd Milliner (“Hot In Cleveland”). Produced by Universal Television and Hazy Mills, “Grimm” returns late summer on NBC and “Grimm” Season One will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 7, 2012.

6:00-7:00PM, Room: 6BCF, Convention Center, “Revolution” Screening/Q&A (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)

In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and “Supernatural’s” Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape void of power: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out forever. Join creator/executive producer Eric Kripke and stars Billy Burke (“The Twilight Saga”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”), Tracy Spiridakos (“Being Human”) and J.D. Pardo (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”) for a screening and Q&A.

7:30-9:30PM, Hard Rock Café, NBC’s 3rd Annual Blogger Party

NBC’s annual invitation-only Blogger Party brings together stars and creators from NBC’s new and returning shows to mingle with the digital network.

MARKETING

NBC takes over Gaslamp Square Park (Fifth Avenue and K Street in the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego) to bring the ultimate “Grimm” and “Revolution” experience to fans.

· Local restaurant Tin Fish (170 Sixth Avenue) will be transformed into the world of “Grimm” as lush greenery encompasses the building and its surroundings. Guests can “‘Grimm’ their skin” and receive creepy “Grimm” skin carvings applied by professional theatrical makeup artists. Those who tweet photos of their skin carvings with the hashtag #Grimm will be entered for a chance to win a Season 1 DVD collection signed by the cast.

· Aunt Marie’s vintage Airstream trailer (replica) is coming to Gaslamp Square Park and fans will be treated to a personalized introduction from Nick and Monroe as they take a tour inside and see authentic props from the series including weapons cabinets, maps, the book of “Grimm” and more. Upon exit fans will receive a limited edition “Grimm” comic poster.

· From the trailer take a trip through the “Grimm” forest and visit the Wesen Monuments for a description of which Wesen to look out for in the forest. Receive a “Grimm”/ “Revolution” bag if you make it out of the forest.

· “Revolution” takes over the peninsula tip of Gaslamp Square Park with the actual Ferris wheel from the “Revolution” pilot, and an abandoned car transformed into a garden. Get a “Revolution” power button pin and a re-usable water bottle on your trip through “Revolution Village.”

Additionally, a wallscape featuring the “Revolution” power button will be showcased along the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel’s (1 Park Blvd.) entire façade facing the convention center.

NBC DIGITAL

This year, NBC.com will once again go behind-the-scenes at Comic-Con to bring videos, photos and interviews to fans unable to attend. From the convention floor, press rooms and Gaslamp Square Park, NBC.com will be on hand to capture and deliver a comprehensive look at all of NBC’s initiatives for SDCC 2012.

NBC also looks to engage fans via various social media platforms with active updates throughout the duration of Comic-Con on NBC.com, Facebook, Tumblr and YouTube, and by live tweeting during the panels. Beginning today, fans may also submit questions for the casts and producers of “Grimm” and “Revolution” via Facebook and Twitter.

For schedules, online exclusive content, interactive features and the latest news about NBC at Comic-Con please visit http://www.nbc.com/comic-con.

Join the conversation on Twitter at @NBCCommunity, @NBCRevolution, @NBCGrimm and @NBCHannibal.

Cincinnati Comic Expo (September 2012)

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Convention Name
Cincinnati Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://cincinnaticomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/21/2012
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/23/2012
Venue Name and Address
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Guyana
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
George Perez, Stephen R. Bissette, John Totleben, Thomas Yeates, Rick Veitch, Tony Moore, Whilce Portacio, Renato Guedes, Steve Englehart, P. Craig Russell, Katie Cook, Georges Jeanty, Dave Dorman, Stephanie Buscema, Robert Atkins, Mike Royer, Chandler Riggs, Nick Gillard, Ian Petrella

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Marvel Signing, Panel, and Booth Schedules for NYCC 2011 Announced

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Via Marvel.com, we get our first look at Marvel’s signing schedule for New York Comic Con 2011, including signings by Stan Lee and Joe Quesada as well as Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and more from The Avengers.

Marvel NYCC 2011 Signing Schedule

In addition, Marvel has made their Panel and Booth Schedule available:

Marvel NYCC 2011 Booth and Panel Schedule

 

Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con 2011 Con Report

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On April 29-May 1st 2011, the Anaheim Convention Center hosted the 2nd annual Wizard World Anaheim show. Considering the amount of traffic on a Friday evening in Los Angeles, and a start time of 5 PM, I wasn’t expecting many people to show up the first day. I was mistaken. 

From the start, the show started off with a bang. Just like last year, the crowds of people showed up to see some of their favorite celebrities, and also to interact with comic book creators. Saturday’s crowds definitely rocked the show, and although the Sunday crowds definitely thinned out, it was a terrific con, just like last year. It seems Anaheim is a great spot for a comic convention, with a lot of people commenting this was their first show. Whether it was through word of mouth, or the 50% off ticket purchased through Yelp, the show was definitely a success. If Comic Con ever left SD, Anaheim might definitely be a place to call home. Now on to some pics!

Welcome to Wizard World Anaheim!

 

Philip Tan setting up his booth.

 

Rob Liefeld busy from the get go!

 

Whilce Portacio interacting with a guest.

 

Writer Judd Winick takes a stab at a sketch.

 

Bill Sienkiewicz signing some books.

 

Ebas doing his thing.

 

Talent Caldwell being interviewed at his table.

 

Wizard's huge Gaming section.

Catwoman Julie Newmar.

Sci fi cult actor Ray Park!

Hercules himself, Kevin Sorbo.

Tricia Helfer!

It's Shaft!

Lost's Rosseau can be found at Wizard World Anaheim!

Smallville's Pa Kent!

Go go Power Rangers!

And finally, what good is a con without cosplay?

Chicks dig Batman.

Green Lantern and Atrocitus!

Neo and Trinity!

Comic and Movie Supermen.

 

Don't be left in the Negative Zone like this guy! Come to Wizard World Anaheim next year!

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