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  • Con Report Round-Up: Wizard World Philadelphia 2009

    Here are some links to get you started. Come back later for updates, and if you come across some photo sets or reports you think we should add, please post them in the comments.

    Draw!: Attack of the Babymen Final Report (with lots of photos)

    The Aquaman Shrine: Report (with photos)

    PinkRaygun.com: Report (with photos)

    Caution: Idiot At Play: Report (with photos)

    The Philadelphia Inquirer: Comics convention draws a powerful crowd

    Syndicate Product Covert HQ: Review

    Redhead Fangirl: Philly and the Wiz

    Welcome to Hell: Friday, Fear and Loathing at Wizard World Philly ’09

    crazygolfa: flickr set

    Random420: flickr set

    wipedoutpdr: flickr set

    En la Guachafita: Photos of Kristanna Loken

    HotGirlsinHollywood: Photos of Emma Caulfield and Photos of Yancy Butler

    Thoughts from a (girl) Gamer: Wizard World Cos Play (photos)

    Jimmy in the Garden: Photos

    Non-Sequitur Express: Report

    The Kid’s Comic Book Reviews: Report

    Miraclo Miles: Closing Notes & a Look Forward

    Square 1 Press: BARRED! Wizard World denies entry to Square 1 Press

    Via Twitter:

    Scene on the Web: Wizard World Philadelphia Preview

    June 19, 2009 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania, Sports

    Wizard World Philly 2009Wizard World Philadelphia starts today.

    NERDSociety offers a preview while PhillyBurbs.com expects the Obama-Spidey comic a hot item. Syndicate Product Covert HQ offers another look as does the Philadelphia Daily News.

    Paolo Rivera will only be accepting watercolor headsketches.

    According to Metal Underground, Terminal Press will be at booth #1000 with an exclusive “DIMMU BORGIR: Dark Fortress” preview book.

    Zenescope will have some special cover editions.

    According to Icon ss. Icon, UFC star Matt Serra will be there.

    Action Figure Insider notes that Shocker Toys will have a Sam Keith’s MTV The Maxx Exclusive.

    Toymakers The Four Horsemen have released their schedule.

    Brad Guigar will be there with some new books.

    Ian Glaubinger in artist alley at booth #88A.

    Artist Daphne Lage and writer JD Calderon with trades, toys, sketches, and more.

    Dan Moser will have a preview of Chaotic Soldiers.

    There’s a special advanced screening of Blood: The Last Vampire.

    Via Twitter:

    • @VisionaryComics Good morning all! The adventure begins! Follow us all weekend for news from WW Philly!
    • @HBComics Heading to Philadelphia for Wizard World!!!!! We’ll be at Table 115 in Artist Alley all weekend…see you there!
    • @JailbreakToys Wizard World Special for Jailbreak Toys:  Our final deal for the Wizard World in Philadelphia http://tinyurl.com/ldwoks
    • @Kaliqo Jerry Lawler and “Headlocked” writer/creator Mike Kingston will appear at the Wizard World Philadelphia convention June 19-21
    • @actordougjones Appearing at Wizard World Philadelphia this Sat/Sun, June 20 & 21. Come share the love! Info: http://tinyurl.com/bpxczq
    • @WizardWorld ANNUAL WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA FRIDAY NIGHT OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY $5 admission, tickets at door www.wizardworld.com #WWP

    Keep up with our Wizard World Philadelphia stories by following our tag: http://www.conventionscene.com/tag/wizard-world-philadelphia/

    Wizard World Philly Offers Exclusive “Elemental Fources”

    June 18, 2009 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

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    Wizard World and New Baby Productions join forces for Elemental Fources issues #4-6!
    By Kevin Mahadeo

    As New Baby wraps up its six issue miniseries Elemental Fources—written by Crisman Strunk and Eric Mullarky with art by John Becaro and Ernest Jocson—it decided to add a little magic to the mix with special “red color” variant covers offered exclusively to Wizard World Philadelphia attendees. Each variant cover features a limited print run of only 75 issues, so be sure to grab these red covers while you can and make other comic readers green with envy.

    Only available at the New Baby Productions Booth (Booth #124), purchase each cover for $3 or get the entire six issue miniseries for $14.

    Set in the not-too-distant future of 2012, Elemental Fources follows both the heroic and social lives of four human half-breeds each gifted with power over one of the central elements: earth, air, fire and water. Brought together by The Brotherhood—a secret society based in alchemy—the four Fources fight to save a world rapidly heading toward ultimate destruction.

    http://www.wizardworld.com/fourcesart.html

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    Convention Scene on Twitter: Notes for 2009-06-13

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    Hero Initiative and Steve Dillon at WW Philadelphia

    June 12, 2009 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

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    Press Release:

    Punisher Variant Cover

    Punisher Variant Cover

    Hero Initiative and Special Guest British Artist Steve Dillon to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia

    Los Angeles, Calif. (June 12, 2009) for Immediate Release: Hero initiative is proud to announce it’s attendance at Wizard world Philadelphia, June 19-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with special guest Steve Dillon from London, England. Dillon, the artist of critically acclaimed Preacher and Wolverine: Origins, has generously committed his time to raise money for Hero Initiative at Wizard World, so stop by booth (532/631) and be the lucky recipient of a sketch or signature while contributing to a wonderful cause.

    In addition, ask our helpful volunteers about becoming a Hero Initiative member! All new members who sign up on site will get a FREE Punisher #1 Hero Initiative/Atomic variant!

    Schedule is as follows:

    FRI., JUNE 19 (HOURS 12-7)
    100-200: Tom Raney
    200-330: Steve Dillon
    500-630: Steve Dillon

    SAT., JUNE 20 (HOURS 10-7)
    1230-130: Greg Pak + Fred Van Lente
    130-230: Steve Dillon
    330-430: Jimmy Palmiotti
    430-630: Steve Dillon

    SUN., JUNE 21 (HOURS 11-5)
    130-400: Steve Dillon


    About The Hero Initiative

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

    Emma Caufield Makes 1st US Appearance at WW Philly

    Press Release:

    EMMA CAUFIELD MAKES 1ST US APPEARANCE AT WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA

    Caufield is best known and loved for her starring role as the young and beautiful demon-turned-mortal, “Anya” on the hit series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997) starting in 1999. Wizard World Philadelphia is her first U.S. convention appearance!

    Wizard World Philly debuts Emma Caufield aka Anya of Buffy fame for her first ever U.S. convention appearance.

    “I’m excited to be making my first signing appearance in the US at Wizard World Philly! Can’t wait to meet all the fans and experience one of America’s greatest cities,” said Caufield of her commitment to the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con.

    Caulfield’s role as “Anya” originally started out as a guest, demon-of-the-week, appearance in a December 1998 episode. She was called back for a few more guest spots for plot reasons, which is when Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy, realized her talent.

    She appeared in most of the episodes the following season, and after that, was promoted to a full time series regular. Caulfield’s humor and levity added a comedic dimension to the show, which made its final bow in May 2003.

    Most recently Emma headlined an all star cast, playing the role of “Oona” in the critically acclaimed comedy/sci-fi film Timer ( 2009), an Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. She also starred in the festival favorite, indi-comedy Why Am I Doing This? (2009) where she played “Amber”, a Hollywood party girl who will do anything for a shot at stardom.

    Emma also recently guest starred in the hit television show Private Practice and continues to provide voices for a variety of characters for the hit animated show Robot Chicken.

    Other notable roles include a turn as a major character on “Beverly Hills, 90210″ (1990) in the 1995-1996 as Brandon’s journalist girlfriend, Susan Keats, in which she appeared in thirty episodes.

    Emma also starred as “Caitlin Green” in the Revolution Studios thriller, Darkness Falls (2003), which opened as the number one film at the box office. Emma also starred and executive produced the award winning ( Newport Beach Film Festival) mockumentary Bandwagon (2004), where she played a self absorbed but well meaning version of herself. In 2006, Emma starred in the award winning short film Hollow, where she took home two Best Actress awards ( Beverly Hills Film Festival and Syndey Film Festival), for her stirring performance as a disturbed, heroin addicted mother.

    Wizard World Philadelphia Welcomes Dan DiDio

    Senior Vice President—Executive Editor of DC Comics Dan DiDio is the latest Special Guest for Wizard World Philadelphia.

    DiDio will be participating in two panels at Wizard World Philadelphia. On Saturday, June 20, DiDio takes lead of the DC Nation Panel, which teases the company’s upcoming titles and gets fans pumped over the DCU. Meanwhile on Sunday, DiDio takes a more relaxed approach and conducts the laid-back Sunday Conversation, which revolves around creators and fans uniting over their love of comics in general.

    Source: http://www.wizardworld.com/dandidioarticle.html