SDCC 2014 Digest: 1

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series SDCC Digest 2014

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Sting shows up at the WWE panel, Matthew McConaughey shows up to push Interstellar, and Microsoft releases a trailer for HALO Nightfall.

MA – Hardcore Legend Tour

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WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley (a.k.a. Mankind, Cactus Jack, Dude Love) appears at Kowloon to perform his one man show “Tales from Wrestling Past” at 8:30 pm on Friday June 27th and Saturday June 28th.

Kowloon
948 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 484-6002

CA – Worth Signing

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Writer Aubrey Sitterson (WWE) and artist Chris Moreno (Dracula vs Capone, Toy Story) and Roddenberry Entertainment (Creators of Star Trek) launch WORTH at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 from 7-9pm!

WORTH is the heartfelt yet dynamic story of Grant Worth, Motor City’s most iconic hero. During the 1960’s, Worth’s ability to control machines made him a legendary figure in Detroit, a real hometown hero. But when Worth’s powers become obsolete because of society’s own progress, he is forced to find out what happens when a superhero can no longer be super.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

NYC – WWE® Superstars #1 Signing

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Mick Foley signs at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday, December 14th at 1:00PM!

Press Release:

Midtown Comics in New York City is excited to welcome WWE® Legend Mick Foley for a special book signing for the launch of his new comic book, WWE® Superstars #1, on Saturday, December 14th, at 1:00pm at Midtown Comics’ Downtown location. This is a limited capacity event for fans who purchase WWE® Superstars #1, and Midtown Comics advises attendees to arrive early, and dress appropriately for cold weather.

During his Hall of Fame career, three-time WWE® champion Mick Foley became one of WWE’s most unlikely success stories under the guise of three distinct personas — the unpredictable Cactus Jack, the demented hippy known as Dude Love and everyone’s favorite mental patient, Mankind. Today, Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy goes by the name on his birth certificate and is retired from the ring. The adventurous spirit that captured the hearts of fans worldwide, however, shines through in his various creative endeavors. In addition to spending time with his wife and four children, the Hardcore Legend can be found working with several charitable initiatives, delivering one-liners in his live comedy show Tales From Wrestling Past, and immersing himself in his writing. He is the author of an insightful, New York Times-bestselling autobiography “Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks,” three additional memoirs, four children’s books (Two of which were illustrated by Jill Thompson, another illustrated by Jerry “The King” Lawler), two fiction novels, and now this exciting new comic series WWE® Superstars.

WWE® Superstars #1: Written by Mick Foley with art by Alitha Martinez.

Titan City: A metropolis where everyone’s hiding secrets and there’s no one to trust. In a corrupt world where everyone is looking to cash in, we’ll follow the journey of three men… John Cena’s been framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Randy Orton’s on the verge of achieving citywide power. And CM Punk is determined to bring the whole corrupt system crashing down. From the scheming Southside to the barren desert no man’s land where even the law refuses to go, the powerful factions of Titan City are locked in a battle for control in an unforgettable noir landscape.

MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark New York City locations in Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown, as well as comics boutiques in the iconic FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue and Toys“R”Us Times Square. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at the link.

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

WWE Stars John Cena and Daniel Bryan to Appear at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

WWE® Superstars John Cena® And Daniel Bryan® To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on May 30, June 1, 2013

Duo Continues Run Of Top WWE® Talent At Wizard World Shows In 2013; Join Celebrity Roster With Stan Lee, Summer Glau, William Shatner At Pennsylvania Convention Center

NEW YORK, January 31, 2013 – Wizard World has fast become the place for fans to meet top WWE® stars, continuing this May/June with appearances by WWE® Superstars John Cena® and Daniel Bryan® at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Cena will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops on Thursday, May 30, from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Bryan will do the same, as well as conduct an interactive Q&A panel, on Saturday, June 1, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Cena combines his athleticism, charisma, strong work ethic and genuine personality to make him one of the brightest stars in WWE and its top-rated cable program, Monday Night RAW on the USA Network.  He has been featured in People magazine as the “Sexy Man of the Week,” as well as in Men’s Fitness, Flex and USA Today.  He has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and numerous other national TV programs.  Cena devotes much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  This past June, Cena set a Make-A-Wish record granting his 300th wish and is widely recognized as the only celebrity to reach the 300th wish milestone. In September 2012, Cena led WWE’s partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure during its month-long campaign to help cure breast cancer. Cena wore special co-branded, pink and black ring gear and fans were able to purchase the merchandise.  WWE donated 100 percent of its profits to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, helping raise $1 million for breast cancer research and awareness.

Trained by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, Bryan honed his craft by competing on the independent wrestling circuit for 10 years.  The pinnacle of Bryan’s career was achieved when he cashed in the Money In The Bank suitcase and pinned the Big Show to capture the World Heavyweight Championship at the TLC pay-per-view on December 18, 2011.  Bryan is also active in WWE’s pro-social initiatives.

“John Cena is a once-in-a-generation athlete, performer and entertainer. And more importantly, an incredible humanitarian,”John Macaluso, Wizard World President and CEO.  “After witnessing the massive crowds that came to see John in Chicago last year, we knew we had to have him back. And we are ecstatic John has decided to come to Philadelphia.”

“I’m glad to be back at Wizard World, I had such an amazing time meeting the fans last year in Chicago,” said WWE Superstar, John Cena. “I can’t wait to see the northeast Cenation fans at Philadelphia Comic Con!”

“Yes! Yes! Yes! was the chant we heard over and over again from our fans at last year’s Philadelphia Comic Con,” said Macaluso.  “We knew at that moment we had to bring in Daniel Bryan, and we are thrilled to have him!”

“I’m looking forward to my first Wizard World Comic Con and meeting all the great fans in Philadelphia,” said WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan.  “I heard they were chanting my name last year, so I am glad to be able to see everyone in person this year!”

Cena and Bryan join popular celebrity guests Stan Lee, Summer Glau, William Shatner, Manu Bennett and James Marsters among the headliners at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con.  They will be joined by a high-level collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the second largest event on Wizard World’s expanded 2013 calendar.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, May 31, noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****
February 22-24 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
March 22-24 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

WWE Superstar Randy Orton to Attend Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

WWE® Superstar Randy Orton® To Attend Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con on Friday, March 22

Hometown St. Louis Hero Joins Top Celebrities Stan Lee, Dean Cain, Billy Dee Williams And James Marsters At Inaugural “Gateway To The West” Pop Culture Festival At America’s Center

NEW YORK and ST. LOUIS, January 16, 2013 – It will be a homecoming for St. Louis native WWE® Superstar Randy Orton® when he attends 2013 Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con on Friday, March 22, at America’s Center.  Orton will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo-ops in a two-hour appearance from 5:30-7:30p.m.

Orton, who earned the distinction of being the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history, saw his star rise when he won the World Heavyweight Championship at the unprecedented age of 24.  Today the WWE’s “Apex Predator” is known as one of the very best inside the ring and he is appreciated for his work by fans and peers alike.

The son of WWE Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton, nephew of Barry “Barry O” Orton and grandson of “The Big O” Bob Orton, Randy comes from a distinctive bloodline.  He is one of the only third-generation Superstars in WWE history, and can be seen every week on Syfy’s most watched program, Friday Night SmackDown at 8/7c.

“I have great memories of growing up in St. Louis, so this will be a homecoming of sorts for me.  Fans there have supported me for as long as I can remember, and I can’t wait to see them at my first Wizard show,”said Orton.

Wizard World CEO John Macaluso adds, “Randy is a decorated champion and one of the elite WWE Superstars of his generation. We are incredibly excited to bring Randy out to see his hometown fans.”

Orton joins popular Wizard World celebrity guests Stan Lee, Dean Cain, Billy Dee Williams, James Marsters and Ernie Hudson among the celebrity roster headliners at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con.  They will be joined by a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the second event on Wizard World’s expanded 2013 calendar.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con show hours are Friday, March 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****
February 22-24 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
March 22-24 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

WWE Superstar The Miz to Appear at Wizard World Portland Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

WWE® Superstar The Miz® To Appear At 2013 Wizard World Portland Comic Con

WWE Superstar and Reality Show Icon To Make First Wizard World Stop Feb. 22

NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore., January 15, 2013 – WWE® Superstar The Miz® will make his first Wizard World appearance at Portland Comic Con on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Oregon Convention Center.  The “Most Must See WWE Superstar” and reality TV star will be on site from 5-7:30 p.m.

First introduced to TV audiences as one of the seven strangers on The Real World: Back to New York, The Miz and his outspoken personality have helped him rise to Superstar status.

The Miz made his rounds on the reality TV circuit, including four seasons of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge Bravo’s Battle of the Network Reality Stars, and as a competitor on a special edition of Fear Factor. The Miz’s outgoing personality and charm made him a fan favorite.

“I’m looking forward to an ‘Awesome’ appearance next month at Portland Comic Con. It will be great to meet so many WWE and reality TV fans”, said The Miz.

John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO added, “Having The Miz continues our commitment to our fans to bring their favorite WWE Superstars to the Wizard World Tour. We are thrilled to have the ‘Most Must See WWE Superstar’ in The Miz.”

The Miz joins comics legend Stan Lee, “Happy Days” star Henry WinklerEvil Dead star Bruce Campbell, “Homeland” headliner Morena Baccarin and Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead” at the top of the standout lineup of celebrities scheduled to attend the event, held from Feb. 22-24.  They will be joined by a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the first event on Wizard World’s 2013 calendar and the first Wizard World event in the “City of Roses.”

The Miz competed on the fourth season of ‘Tough Enough’ in hopes of winning a contract to become a WWE Superstar. After finishing as the runner up, The Miz didn’t give up on his dream and continued to train once the ‘Tough Enough’ competition ended. He began his WWE career on Friday Night SmackDown.

Wizard World Portland Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, February 24, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.

Event hours are Friday, Feb. 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The 2013 event schedule to date can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****
February 22-24 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
March 22-24 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

NY – Superfly Signs

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Meet WWE Hall of Famer and Iconic Wrestling Great Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka as he signs copies of his autobiography “Superfly” with co-author Jon Chattman at the Microsoft Store in the Westchester Mall on Saturday, January 19th at 3:30 p.m. The signing will take place hours before Snuka is honored at the first ever A-Sides Music: Pop Goes the Culture Awards Show at White Plains Performing Arts Center.

Microsoft Store - The Westchester Mall
125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 323-2150

NY – Superfly Signing

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Author and WWE legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka appears with co-author Jon Chattman on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM! Meet the WWE Hall of Famer who singlehandedly influenced the development of sports entertainment. Sure to be a fun time!

Barnes & Noble
Central Plaza, 2614 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710
914-771-6400

CT – Superfly Signing

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Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka signs on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM.

Author Event
Meet Hall of Famer and wrestling legend Jimmy Snuka with co-author Jon Chattman introducing Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story. A most remarkable life, both in the ring and outside of it.

Barnes & Noble - Stamford Town Center
100 Greyrock Place Suite H009, Stamford, CT 06901
203-323-1248

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