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Conventions this Weekend 7/29-7/31, 2011

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Conventions this Weekend 7/29-7/31, 2011

I love Anime Iowa attended for three years in a row at a time. Also Shatner appears in Nashville this weekend, and Play on Con takes Faerie Escape into its programming to make a much larger con. Anyone going to any of these?

July 29th-July 31st, 2011
Anime Iowa Iowa City, IA
Costume College Woodland Hills, CA
Con Bravo Oakville, ON
Cyphan Wheeling, IL
Creation Twilight Parsipany, NJ
Creation Star Trek Nashville, TN
DC Zinefest Washington, DC
Diversicon St. Paul, MN
Faerie Escape Birmingham, AL
Megaplex Kissimee, FL
Play on con Birmingham, AL
Pulpfest Columbus, OH
Otakon Baltimore, MD
Steel City Con Pittsburgh, PA
Transformers Con Mississaugo, ON

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Cosplay Daily: The Harley Quinn Protest

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Cosplay Daily: The Harley Quinn Protest

Many fans are upset about DC’s plans to reboot their characters. A bunch of Harley Quinn Cosplayers marched on the SDCC comiccon booth. Youtube user Scottedelman caught part of the protest. DC’s response. Thanks for the interest in the reboot!

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Thank you Warner Bros!

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Thank you Warner Bros!

7 more videos from Warner Bros for our readers from SDCC!

Batman

Thundercats

Green Lanter Animated

True Blood

Conan Obrien Flaming C

Children’s Hospital

Kevin Smith

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Cosplay Daily: Venture Villains.

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Cosplay Daily: Venture Villains.

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Photo Credit Flickr User Lawrence Chit

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20 more convention dates for you!

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 23, 2011 | Comments Off on 20 more convention dates for you!

Sept 2nd-5th, 2011
Strategicon Los Angeles, CA
Celestialcon Redwood City, CA (thanks Geekcal for this link.)

Sept 9th-11th, 2011
Outsidecon Burns, TN

Sept 30th-Oct 1st, 2011
Upstate Steampunk Greenville, SC

Nov 3rd-6th, 2011
Vegas Valley Book Festival Las Vegas, NV

Nov 11th-12th, 2012
Houston Arcade Houston, TX

Jan 6th-8th, 2012
Taiyoucon Mesa, AZ
Magfest National Harbor, MD

Jan 14th-15th, 2012
Anime Zap Peoria, IL

Jan 21st-22nd, 2012
Las Cruces Anime Days Las Cruces, NM

Jan 27th-28th, 2012
Ganime Gattineau, QB
Conjour Clear Lake, TX

March 2nd-4th, 2012
Louisville Arcade Louisville, KY

March 9th-11th, 2012
Game Days Nashville, TN

March 16th-18th, 2012
Revelcon Houston, TX

April 20th-22nd, 2012
TrekTrax Atlanta Atlanta, GA

May 4th-6th, 2012
Huzzah Portland, ME

June 22nd-24th, 2012
Contemporal Chapel Hill, NC

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Warner Shares with us Game of Thrones,

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Warner Shares with us Game of Thrones,

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Cosplay Daily: Children’s Hospital

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Cosplay Daily: Children’s Hospital

Really? Children’s Hospital Cosplay at SDCC? Scary. Send us your best cosplay pictures. One new pic each day!

Picture Credit Twitter User JensenClan 88

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Wizard LA announces Media Guests

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Wizard LA announces Media Guests


Hayden Panettiere, Rob Van Dam, Betsy Russell, Walter Koenig, Jeremy Bulloch, Doug Jones Among Headliners At Wizard World Los Angeles Comic Con, September 24-25 At Los Angeles Convention Center

Blockbuster Voice Actors, Superstar Comics Artists & Creators Including Guest Of Honor Mike Deodato Jr. Among 200+ Celebrity Guests Scheduled To Appear
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2011 – North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues as Wizard World Los Angeles Comic Con comes the Los Angeles Convention Center, September 24-25, with standout guests Hayden Panettiere, Rob Van Dam, Betsy Russell, Walter Koenig, Jeremy Bulloch and Doug Jones headlining the list of celebrity attendees, and guest of honor Mike Deodato Jr. leading a blowout list of superstar artists scheduled to attend. The event will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals 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.

“We are excited to be back in Los Angeles, bringing so many superstar comics artists and celebrities,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “We’re particularly excited about the wide collection of voice actors at Los Angeles Comic Con who have played some of the most memorable characters in the biggest blockbuster animated movies and popular television shows in history.” Read more

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Warner Bros Shares its preview night with us at home.

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Warner Bros Shares its preview night with us at home.

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Cosplay Daily

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Cosplay Daily


From Twitter user Qausilucid direct from SDCC. Tron, ALice, and Harry Potter oh my,

Send us your cosplay pics for our newest daily feature.

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Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes the Creators of the New DCU!

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes the Creators of the New DCU!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – July 20, 2011 – With September’s relaunch of 52 titles from DC Comics, the Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of three creators heading up those titles – Scott Snyder, Paul Levitz, and Ron Marz – to the line-up for this year’s show.

Scott Snyder, who will be writing DC’s Batman and Swamp Thing, made a huge impact on the comic industry of the last year with his work on the New York Times bestselling series, American Vampire and his critically-acclaimed run on Detective Comics. Snyder is currently writing the Flashpoint tie-in miniseries, Project Superman. Snyder has been nominated for two Harvey Award this year in the categories of Best New Series and Most Promising New Talent for his work on American Vampire.
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Leonard Nimoy Making Final Convention Appearances.

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Leonard Nimoy Making Final Convention Appearances.


This was originally posted on Trek Movie, but felt like it needed a wider audience. I was lucky enough to hear Mr. Nimoy speak in Chicago for the 40th anniversary. If you havent seen him in person and if you can make it to either of these two shows, I would suggest you do.

Below from Trekmovie
“The official announcement came today via an email from Creation Entertainment:

For over 45 years Leonard Nimoy has had a special place in the hearts of Star Trek fans and he has truly become an international icon beloved throughout the galaxy. During our careers Leonard has become a mentor to us and he means the world to all here at Creation as he does to you. After decades of providing the very finest in entertainment in all media Mr. Nimoy has today announced his retirement from convention appearances, including Creation’s Official STAR TREK Conventions in Las Vegas (August 11-14, 2011 and Chicago September 30-October 2, 2011).

For us at Creation it is indeed a bittersweet day as Leonard’s on-stage talks have always been a highlight for us and they remain in our memories forever. We’ll never forget his original talks on being Mr. Spock, his on-stage appearances with William Shatner, his live Alien Voices shows with John de Lancie, and later his ceremonial passing of the baton to the amazingly talented young Zachary Quinto. Through it all Leonard has been extremely gracious and caring to both us and his legions of fans. Simply stated it has been a joy to meet someone we grew up with loving on television and film and then finding out he was even nicer than we could have hoped. A growing up memory that was actually exceeded by reality: that never happens but all things are possible with the magic that has been working with Mr. Nimoy.

We invite YOU to be with us to bring down the house one last time for the man who has been the true heart of the incredible Star Trek franchise. Both conventions are now sure to be sold out so please book early and pick up your autographs and photo ops with Mr. Nimoy! God Bless Leonard as he enjoys his overdue retirement and we continue to enjoy his films, television series, books, photography and poems for generations to come!

FOR INFORMATION ON THE OFFICIAL STAR TREK CONVENTION IN VEGAS:
http://www.creationent.com/cal/stlv.htm

FOR INFORMATION ON THE OFFICIAL STAR TREK CONVENTION IN CHICAGO:
http://www.creationent.com/cal/stchi.htm

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Spidey

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Spidey

Not sure about this one. But hey its got a potential to be good.

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Warner Bros shares how they get ready for SDCC

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 20, 2011 | Comments Off on Warner Bros shares how they get ready for SDCC

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Cosplay Daily

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 20, 2011 | Comments Off on Cosplay Daily

Cheetarah - Thundercats

Photo Credit: Flickr user NO ONions

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HEATHER LANGENKAMP, TONY TODD & MORE at Horrow Weekend,

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 20, 2011 | Comments Off on HEATHER LANGENKAMP, TONY TODD & MORE at Horrow Weekend,

CELEBRITY GUESTS ADDED TO LINEUP!
 
We are proud to announce the following additions to the show
Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elmstreet), Tony Todd (Candyman), Diamond Dallas Page (Wrestling Superstar & Devils Rejects), Alex Vincent (Childs Play) and Dick Warlock (Halloween II)and many more to be announced soon!
 
Our celebrity guests in attendance will be signing autographs, taking photos with the fans and participating in Question and Answer panels. In addition there will be dozens of vendors, parties and a costume contest. Be sure to check back often for all the latest details!
 
Please visit our website at www.HorrorWeekend.com for complete event details. Read more

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Cosplay Daily

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Cosplay Daily

Voltron Cosplay

Photo Credit Flickr User PWINSTONT

Send your image to us for our newest feature Cosplay Daily!

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Thirty-Four Eisner Award Winners and Nominees To Attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 11-14, 2011

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Thirty-Four Eisner Award Winners and Nominees To Attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 11-14, 2011

19 Winners Including Azzarello, Friedrich, Johnson, Moore, Risso, Sienkiewicz Plus 15 Nominees Among 400+ Top Creators At Chicago Comic Con
NEW YORK and ROSEMONT, Ill., July 18, 2011 – A total of 34 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards winners (19) and nominees (15) are among the more than 400 comic creators scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, August 11-14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  Headliners among the  winners include Brian Azzarello (“Flashpoint,” “Batman – Knight of Vengeance”), Gary Friedrich (“Ghost Rider,” “Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos”), Dave Johnson (“Deadpool,” “Punisher MAX”), Stuart Moore (“Namor: The First Mutant,” “Wolverine Noir”), Eduardo Risso (“Flashpoint,” “100 Bullets”) and Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra: Assassin,” “Moon Knight”).

Other winners include Franco Aureliani (“Billy Batson And The Magic Of Shazam!,” “Tiny Titans”), Art Baltazar (“Tiny Titans,” “Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam!”), Gabriel “galvo” Bautista (“PopGun,” “Pulpo Anthology”), Ian Boothby (“Simpsons Comics,” “Futurama”), Geof Darrow (“Daredevil,” “Marvel Zombies 5”), Pia Guerra (“Y: The Last Man,” “Dr. Who: The Forgotten”) Paul Jenkins (“Spider-Man,” “Incredible Hulk”), Peter Maresca (“George Herriman’s Krazy Kat: A Celebration of Sundays,” “Little Nemo in Slumberland”), Nina Matsumoto (“Yokaiden,” “The Last Airbender Prequel: Zuko’s Story”), Andrew Pepoy (“The Adventures of Simone & Ajax,” “Fables”), Nate Powell (“Swallow Me Whole,” “Sounds of Your Name), Ken Steacy (“Spawn,” “Star Wars”) and William Stout (Paleontological Artist).

Among the Eisner nominees scheduled to attend are Ivan Brunetti (“Schizo,” “Linework), Steve Bryant (“Athena Voltaire,” “The Ca Read more

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