Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day 2014 Event

Connecticut ComiCONN

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Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day Event!

Connecticut ComiCONN celebrates its 5th annual event with a move to the Webster Bank Arena and expands to a 3-Day event!

To meet the demands of its’ ever-growing fan base, Connecticut ComiCONN (a.k.a. ComiCONN) has moved to a larger venue and added additional days to its con to be held August 15-17 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

ComiCONN has been providing fans of comic books, collectibles and cosplay an event to come out and celebrate their passion for years and is the Nutmeg State’s largest event of its kind. “ComiCONN has always been called “a show for the fans by the fans”, said ComiCONN organizer, Mitch Hallock, “For that reason we are assembling three days saluting the glory of comics with some of their greatest creators”.

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: George Perez, David Finch, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Klaus Janson, Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, Keith Giffen, Bob Layton, Lee Weeks, Franco, Howard Porter, Jerry Ordway, J.M. DeMatteis, Chris Giarrusso, Ann Nocenti, Rich Buckler, Frank McLaughlin, Paul Kupperberg, Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Arthur Suydam, Howard Mackie, Ryder Windham, Bob Wiacek, Mark McKenna, Jamal Igle, Billy Tucci, Adam Wallentta, Todd Dezago, Jack Purcell, Melissa Benson, Bob Camp, Jim Salicrup, Danny Fingeroth and more. In addition to comic writers and artists, pop culture fans will be able to meet actors

As usual ComiCONN offers fans a shopping mecca for modern and vintage comic books, toys, movie props and memorabilia, artwork and gaming supplies. ComiCONN will also host panels, live music, costume and trivia contests for kids and adults and a whole lot more. Interested exhibitors can visit the website and learn on how to obtain spaces for this year’s giant-sized ComiCONN!

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Connecticut ComiCONN. The latest developments can always be found on our website www.comiconn.com , Twitter, and Facebook pages.

CA – Sparks Signing

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William Katt, Ashley Bell, and Clint Howard signs SPARKS at Blastoff Comics on Wednesday March 15th from 3:00 till 6:00 pm!

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Blastoff Comics
5118 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

IL – Sparks Signing

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William Katt, Jake Busey, and Christopher Folino sign at Graham Crackers Comics on Friday April 12th from 5:00 till 7:00 pm!

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ACTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER William Katt, best known for his role as The Greatest American Hero on the 1980s TV show, is in town promoting the WORLD PREMIERE of his new movie SPARKS, based on the comic book graphic novel!

He will be accompanied by actor Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, The Frighteners) as well as Christopher Folino, the creator of Sparks!

All three will be signing copies of the SPARKS Graphic Novel at our CHICAGO LOOP location on FRIDAY APRIL 12th from 5pm – 7pm! Come on out, meet the stars, get a copy of their graphic novel personalized and find out more about the world premiere film!

Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602

NE – Sparks Signing

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William Katt (Greatest American Hero, Carrie) and Christopher Folino sign at Krypton Comics on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm! Join Mr. Katt and Mr. Folino at the Regal Staduim 16 at 5:45 for a showing of the SPARKS MOVIE!

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Krypton Comics
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873

CA – Sparks Launch Party

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Actors William Katt, Clancy Brown, and Chase Williamson appear at Illusive Comics on Thursday, February 28th from 6:00 till 9:00 pm! They will be joined by Sparks creator Christopher Folino and artist Tyler Endicott in signing and celebrating the release of the Sparks graphic novel. Our own Derek McCaw, editor of the original Sparks series, will be lurking about, too.

The Sparks graphic novel will be officially released via Amazon on Friday, March 1st, but you can get it exclusively at Illusive Comics & Games, on Thursday the 28th!

The first 50 fans at Illusive Comics & Games on the 28th will get a copy of the original first issue signed by Katt. In addition, Folino will be giving away tickets to Friday night’s World premiere of the movie adaption at Cinequest in the California theater.

We will pre-sell 50 tickets, in store. More tickets will be available the day of the event.

Fans can pay $20 to get a copy of Sparks or 1 memorabilia item signed or have 1 photo taken with an actor. Max of 2 items per person ( for a total $40).

Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051

CA – Sparks Signing

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William Katt, star of The Greatest American Hero, appears at Illusive Comics and Games on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM to sign Sparks.

About SPARKS:
A superhero noir thriller about a masked vigilante Ian Sparks who discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation’s most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks’ life and reputation in ruins.

SPARKS is based on the independently released graphic novel series and has been adapted for the big screen by the series creator, Christopher Folino.
The feature film version brings together two of Hollywood’s rising stars Chase Williamson (John Dies At The End) and Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism) who are supported by award winning actors Clancy Brown (Highlander, The Shawshank Redemption), Clint Howard (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Jake Busey (Starship Troopers) and William Katt (Carrie, The Greatest American Hero).
SPARKS is currently in post production and scheduled for release on March 1st.

Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Spooky Empire Returns in 2011 October 7-9 with Killer Klowns, Clive Barker, Malcolm McDowell, Etc.

October 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Convention News, Florida, Horror, Top Stories

Spooky Empire

Press Release:

COME ONE, COME ALL, TO THE GREATEST SHOW IN HELL!

This weekend Spooky Empire returns to the Wyndham Orlando Resort on October 7-9, 2011

Spooky Empire is proud to announce the greatest gathering of horror icons to ever hit the state of Florida, including a Killer Klowns From Outer Space Reunion featuring the creators Stephen, Edward and Charlie Chiodo, Suzanne Snyder, Grant Cramer, Harrod Blank and Mike Martinez. Legendary author Clive Barker (“Hellraiser”, “Candyman”) will be on hand all three days to meet his fans as will the very recognizable actor Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”, “Caligula”, “Heroes”, “Entourage”).

But that’s not all…also making appearances at this three-day fest will be Lance Henriksen from hit films including “Aliens” and “Terminator” and the television show “Millennium”. From the very popular HBO series “True Blood”, Sam Trammell “Sam”, Kristin Bauer “Pam” and Mariana Klaveno “Lorena” will be greeting their hordes of fans. Horror fan favorites Jeffrey Combs (“Re-Animator”) and Tom Atkins (“Halloween II”, “The Fog”, “Night of the Creeps”) are also slated to appear.

Some returning guests and Spooky Empire favorite are Tony Todd (“Candyman”), Doug Bradley (“Hellraiser”), Kane Hodder (“Friday the 13th VII & VIII”), Bill Moseley (“House of 1,000 Corpses”) and paranormal favorites Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango from GhostHunters. William Katt (“Carrie”, “Greatest American Hero”) will be ‘flying’ in to meet his fans plus come out and meet The Boondock Saints, Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.

Spooky Empire has added a little bit of rock n roll to their lineup with the addition of Steven Adler “Guns n Roses”, Jacoby Shaddix “Papa Roach”, Paul Phillips “Puddle of Mudd”, and Bobby Blotzer “Ratt”.

The weekend will be packed full of incredible events, kicked off by their annual Zombie Walk hosted by Uno’s Chicago Grill, Film Festival, Tattooing, Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament, Hearse & Creepy Car Show, Costume Contest, Live Bands featuring “Soulidium”, “The Green Goblyn Project” and “SML8”, and Friday night’s DeadBangers Ball by the pool. Let’s do the time warp again, with a live shadowcast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, hosted by original cast member Barry Bostwick “Brad” and much more!

Advance tickets for this ultimate event are available now! $50 gets you in for the whole weekend, that’s all three days of horror mayhem! One day passes are just $30 and $35.

Reserve your rooms soon! The Wyndham is close to selling out and you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to stay on the premises. Rooms at the Wyndham are still just $99 a night, if you mention “Spooky Empire”.The Wyndham reservation line is 1-800-421-8001.

Spooky Empire, Inc.

For more info visit our website:
www.spookyempire.com

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