Latest Steel City Con Starts Today

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TOY, COMIC & POP CULTURE CONVENTION!

MARCH 4-6, 2011

THE MONROEVILLE CONVENTION CENTER
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

SHOW HOURS:

FRI 2pm – 8pm
SAT 10am – 6pm
SUN 10am – 4pm

DAILY ADMISSION IS ONLY $12
3 DAY PASS for ONLY $20

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THE WAIT IS OVER!
Tired of that winter weather? It’s time to get out and treat the entire family to an amazing weekend! Doors open on Friday at 2pm! We’ll see you there!

SHOW HOURS:
Friday 2-8pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

note: 3 Day Pass Holders get in early on Saturday & Sunday!

Don’t miss out!

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CELEBRITY GUESTS

DOUG WANGLER:

Doug Wangler is the model for the Star Wars character Quinlan Vos. He has appeared on Darkhorse Comics and his Hasbro Action Figure was just recently released. (Don’t forget to pick-up one of his action figures and bring it to the show for Doug to autograph it). Doug will also be bringing a selection of other photos for you to pick from.

Doug’s appearance is made possible by Sandtroopers.com

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MITZI KAPTURE:

An American Film and Television Actress, Mitzi Kapture is primarily know for several key roles. She had a recurring role on BAYWATCH as Alexis Ryker. Additionally, she gained international exposure with her first major television role as Sergeant Rita Lee Lance in the television series SILK STALKINGS. Paired with Rob Estes who played Sergeant Chris Lorenzo, Kapture gained global recognition along with her costar since the show was broadcast in several countries. Mitzi will be joining other Steel City Con Celebrities for a rare signing appearance on Saturday & Sunday

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT
2011 is the 45th Anniversary of the Classic ABC TV Series Batman. Is there a better way to celebrate this big Pop Culture milestone other than to bring Adam West to Pittsburgh? Well Batman fans, all we can say is Batman is coming to town!

ADAM WEST:
Adam West is a true American icon. His role as BATMAN in the classic television series and the 1966 feature film of the same name continues to be seen throughout the world more than 40 years after its debut. While Batman, and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, remains his signature role, Adam has a multitude of motion picture, theater, and TV credits to his name. He has made nearly 50 movies and has had roles many TV series other than Batman.

Adam West has also lent his voice to animated characters in such well-known series as FAMILY GUY, The Simpson, Rugrats, Batman, Animaniacs, Jonny Bravo, Spydogs, The Super Adventure Team, and many others. His voice-over work in animated film includes the roles of “Ace, Hollywood Chicken Little” in Disney’s Chicken Little, and “Uncle Art” in Disney’s Meet the Robinsons.
Adam West is the author of two books, Back to the Batcave and Climbing the Walls.

More than 50 years after starting his career in Hollywood, Adam West continues to work consistently in TV and film. His most recent work includes a guest starring role on the hit series 30 Rock and a viral video for Funny or Die. His undeniable talent and unique brand of humor have become truly iconic in entertainment and he continues to entertain fans around the world.

Mr. West has agreed to a Signing appearance for the upcoming March Steel City Con. His Signing appearance is for Saturday & Sunday ONLY. (March 5-6, 2011). SATURDAY SIGNING TIMES for Mr. WEST is 10am-6pm & SUNDAY SIGNING TIMES are 0am-2pm. More details on the appearance will be announced as we get closer to the show. Make your plans to attend now and tell friends and family. We believe that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our attendees!

MR. WEST’S APPEARANCE IS BEING SPONSORED BY:
www.thecomicbookink.com

THE COMIC BOOK INK
MAZZEI BUILDING
116 smithfield street
pittsburgh, pa 15222
phone: 412.263.2002

PETER TORK: American Muscian and Actor, bets known as a member of the classic TV series THE MONKEES. Tork contributed some of the most memorable and catchy instrumental flourishes, such as the piano introduction to “Daydream Believer” and the banjo part on “You Told Me”, as well as exploring occasional songwriting with the likes of “For Pete’s Sake” (which was used as the closing theme music for the second season of the television series) and “Lady’s Baby”.

MIKE LOOKINLAND: Best known for his role as the youngest brother, BOBBY BRADY on THE BRADY BUNCH from 1969 until 1974. Lookinland reprised his role as Bobby Brady in the 1988 Christmas special A Very Brady Christmas, and again in the 1990 sequel series The Bradys.

YANCY BUTLER: An American television and movie actress known for her roles as Jessie Crossman in the 1994 film Drop Dead, as Natasha Binder in the 1993 John Woo film Hard Target, and as Detective SARA PEZZINI on the TNT supernatural drama WITCHBLADE.

LARRY THOMAS: American Actor best known for portraying ” THE SOUP NAZI” on the NBC Classic sitcom series SEINFELD.

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Steel City Con Welcomes Adam West for March 2011 Show

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THE STEEL CITY CON CELEBRATES THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASSIC BATMAN TV SERIES WITH ADAM WEST

Pittsburgh, — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Pittsburgh based convention called the Steel City Con ( http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 22 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy, Comic Book and Pop Culture Show on March 4-6, 2011 at the Monroeville Convention Center with a special appearance of Adam West. Many may be surprised to know that 2011 is the 45th Anniversary of the Classic ABC TV Series Batman. To celebrate this milestone, the Steel City Con is proud to announce a limited signing appearance from the Classic TV Batman himself, Adam West.

Adam West is a true American icon. His role as Batman in the classic television series and the 1966 feature film of the same name continues to be seen throughout the world more than 40 years after its debut. While Batman, and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, remains his signature role, Adam has a multitude of motion picture, theater, and TV credits to his name. He has made nearly 50 movies and has had roles in many TV series other than Batman. West has also lent his voice to animated characters in such well-known series as Family Guy, The Simpsons, Rugrats, Batman, Animaniacs, Jonny Bravo and many others.

More than 50 years after starting his career in Hollywood, Adam West continues to work consistently in TV and Film. His most recent work includes a guest starring role on the hit series 30 Rock and a viral video for Funny or Die. His undeniable talent and unique brand of humor have become truly iconic in entertainment and he continues to entertain fans around the world. More details on Mr. West’s appearance can be found on the steelcitycon.com web site.

Other guests appearing at the Steel City Con include Peter Tork, recording artist and actor from The Monkees fame. Mike Lookinland, who was “Bobby Brady” in the classic TV series The Brady Bunch. Yancy Butler, who portrayed “Sara Pezzini” in the Witchblade TV series. Seinfeld fans will be happy to meet Larry Thomas who played “the Soup Nazi.” Attendees can also expect to see 500 tables of new and vintage toys, comic books as well as a large number of Comic Book Artists, Writers and Illustrators.

Many Pop Culture fans are tired of paying high admission fees just to walk into a big show. The Steel City Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at a low price. With vendor space offered at a low cost dealers are able to sell their items to attendees for much less than conventions that charge a huge amount of money for dealer space. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http://www.steelcitycon.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Orangestone Promotions, Inc.

P.O. Box 101324

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Steel City Con

(412) 213-0224

info@steelcitycon.com

www.steelcitycon.com

Mid-Ohio-Con Adds Guests to October 2009 Show

Mid-Ohio-Con Announces New Guests for October 3-4, 2009 Show

Advance Tickets Are Now On Sale Online Exclusively Through TicketLeap

Gregg Berger (Transformers), Yancy Butler (Witchblade), and Daniel Logan (Star Wars, Hercules) as Special Media Guests

Mid-Ohio-Con Will Showcase More Than 100 Creators from the Worlds of Comics, Film, Television and Video Games

Registration is Still Open with a Good Selection of Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths and Tables in Creators’ Common

August 27, 2009 – Columbus, Ohio

Mid-Ohio-Con today announced that Gregg Berger (Voice of Grimlock in Transformers), Yancy Butler (Star of TNT’s Witchblade), and Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones) will join Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 as special media guests. These stars join a fantastic roster of media guests that also include headliners James Kyson Lee (Ando on NBC’s Heroes) and Ray Park (Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra).

“We are thrilled to add Gregg Berger, Yancy Butler, and Daniel Logan to the Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 guest roster,” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con. “We have assembled an incredible list of guests from the worlds of comic books, gaming, film, and television at this year’s show and we’ll have much more to report about programming, special events and our exhibitors in the coming days.”

The guest list for 2009 also features guests of honor Bernie Wrightson and Michael Golden along with Dick Ayers, Art Baltazar, Jacob Chabot, Mark Evanier, Ron Frenz, Gary Friedrich, Chris Giarrusso, Bryan J.L. Glass, Mike Grell, Fred Hembeck, Tony Isabella, Joe Jusko, Barry Kitson, Scott Kolins, David Mack, Sean McKeever, Todd Nauck, Josef Rubinstein, P. Craig Russell, Steve Scott, Chris Sprouse, Mark Sumerak, Mark Texeira, Herb Trimpe, Billy Tucci, Renee Witterstaetter, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman and many more.

Registration is still open with a good selection of Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths, and Creators’ Common Tables. The show floor in Exhibition Hall E at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will accommodate nearly 200 Exhibitor Booths for retailers, publishers, manufacturers, and service providers, and 100 Creators’ Common tables for artists, writers, actors, and other guests.

Please visit the new Mid-Ohio-Con web site at midohiocon.com for further information and regular updates on Mid-Ohio-Con 2009. The new site is the primary source for all things related to this year’s Mid-Ohio-Con, including details on featured guests, registration forms, and information about show dates, venue, and other key areas of interest for attendees, exhibitors, and guests.

About Mid-Ohio-Con

Now entering its 29th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 will be held on October 3-4 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mid-Ohio-Con can be found online at midohiocon.com as well as on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

Big Apple Con Offers Free Admission

Press Release:

Mike Carbo’s Big Apple Conventions Presents
New York City’s Premiere Summer Comic Book Event:
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL!!!
Offered by New York’s Longest-Running Comics Convention!
Plus! – Bring Your Comics for a FREE APPRAISAL
By the U.S.A.’s foremost expert- Mike Carbo!

WHERE:  18th Floor, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City

WHEN:  Saturday, June 13th 2009 ~ 10:30am-7pm

SPECIAL EVENT! Between 1:00 & 2:00pm ONLY – Bring your comic book collection for an instant FREE verbal APPRAISAL of current market value by Big Apple Con founder and internationally renowned comic book impresario – MIKE CARBO!

The BIG APPLE COMIC BOOK, ART, SCI-FI & TOY EXPO kicks off its newest Comic Collectibles event when it presents:

•       Over 100 top dealers & exhibitors showcasing –
•       Comics, Toys, Action Figures, Original Art, DVDs, Autographs, Trading Cards, TV, Movie, Comic Memorabilia & more!
•       Buy, Sell or Trade your Valuable Collectibles!
•       Collect Autographs and Have Your Pictures Taken With Your Favorite Television, Movie, and Comic Artist Celebrities!
•       Expand Your Personal Comic Collection and Invest in the very latest collectibles!

The Big Apple Con is the place to meet comic book legends and hot new artists!  Special guests appearing include:

•       British superstar KEVIN O’NEILL (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
•       Golden and Silver Age masters GENE COLAN (Daredevil), DICK AYERS (Fantastic Four), IRWIN HASEN (Dondi), and  JOE GIELLA (Batman)
•       Underground Comix artists JAY LYNCH (Bijou Funnies), KIM DEITCH (The Stuff of Dreams), DAN FOGEL (Cherry Poptart), MICHAEL DIANA (Boiled Angel) , and LESLIE STERNBERGH (Mad magazine),
•        Trading Card Illustrators DAVID GROSS and JAY LYNCH (Wacky Packages) and BRIAN KONG (Star Wars and Lord of the Rings)
•       DAN SLOTT (Amazing Spider-Man), BILLY TUCCI (Sgt. Rock), LARRY HAMA (GI Joe), and many more!

Headlining the Special Media Guests at this year’s Summer Special Event are:

•       YANCY BUTLER (“Witchblade”, “Law and Order”)
•       Legendary WWE wrestler THE IRON SHEIK
•       Playboy models CATHY ST. GEORGE and CHERYL BACHMAN
•       JOSE HERNANDEZ JR. (Bad Guy for Hire from HBO’s “Oz” and A & E’s “Watching the Detectives”
•       LEYLA MILANI (“Deal or No Deal”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), and more!

Register by filling out on the form on our website, www.bigapplecon.com, print out the receipt, bring it with you to the convention, and come on in for free! Children under 12 years need not register to qualify for free entry, so long as a registered adult accompanies them.

There will be FREE GIVEAWAYS at the door and SPECIAL EVENTS including panels about comic books, Q&A sessions with celebrities, and MORE! Sponsored in part by FORBIDDEN PLANET New York.

DATE: Saturday June 13th, 10:30 am-7pm
PLACE: Hotel Pennsylvania, 18th Floor, 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. (Across from Madison Square Garden)
TICKETS: FREE ADMISSION! Register Online at: www.bigapplecon.com
INFORMATION: Press Contact: DAN FOGEL (510) 220-6314, bigapplecon@comcast.net
To set up an interview with MIKE CARBO, or consult him about sale/appraisal of your comics collection,
call CHRIS DENIS at (646) 996-1851, cpd1@hotmail.com