By Shawn Scott Smith| February 7, 2013 | Comments Off
Get your head in The Game and prime your camera! Denver Comic Con just announced cult-favorite Felicia Day will be appearing all weekend at the Colorado Convention Center from May 31 – June 2nd. The former Buffyactress who is now the star, script writer and producer of hit show, The Guild,the iconic Felicia Day was one of the top-requested appearances for 2013.
Denver Comic Con will also feature guest appearances from Action Lab Entertainment’s own Jeremy Whitley, Kevin Freeman and Jamal Igle, as well appearances with legendary comic talent as Allen Bellman and Ramona Fradon, not to mention additional tracks of panels focusing on women, minorities and LGBT comics, creators and actors. In addition, even more animation voice actors, celebrities and 50% more space is planned for the Convention Floor in 2013.
Colorado Convention Center
May 31 – June 2nd
Felicia Day is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, which was ranked in the “Top 10 Best TV of 2008” by Time Magazine,Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine and won an Emmy in 2009. She also created and stars in the hit web series The Guild, which is currently in its sixth season of production. The Guild has won numerous awards for web video excellence, most recently garnering a PGA nomination for best web series in 2011.
Continuing to support the Denver Comic Con’s mission to promote boutique and indie publishing companies, Action Lab Entertainment will also be among the featured guests this year. The small-print publishing company will be hosting a number of exciting guest appearances including featured artists Jeremy Whitley, Kevin Freemanand Jamal Igle. Also in support of their forthcoming release NFL Rush Zone, the exhibitor booth will have autograph signings with a number of NFL superstarsthroughout the weekend. Written by Action Lab president Kevin Freeman, his magnum opus is the twice-weekly webcomic SubCulture, which will be reprinted in its entirety in an omnibus edition and will be available exclusively at Denver Comic Con 2013.
A big hit in the DCC Kids Corral last year, Jeremy Whitely will be returning to DCC this year signing and sketching with the graduates of the CBC program! Whitley’s kids’ comicPrinceless was a 2012 Eisner Award Nominee and a 2012 Glyph Comics Award winner. Jamal Igle is one of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry and is an award-winning artist and writer. Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Igle has been a professional jack-of-all-trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics.
A staff artist at Timely during the Golden Age of comics, Allen Bellman is one of the comic industry’s most prized artists. While still a teenager, he did the backgrounds for Syd Shores’ Captain America in 1942, and eventually worked on titles such as: The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jap Buster Johnson and Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner Comics, Young Allies and so much more.
Ramona Fradon has been drawing comics since 1950 and was one of the creators who helped usher in the Silver Age of Comics with her illustration for DC Comics of Aquaman and Metamorpho. She penciled almost every issue of DC’s Super Friends in the 1970s and her work was seen by millions in the daily newspaper strip Brenda Starr from 1980 to her retirement in 1995. She has just released an adorable book for all ages titled The Dinosaur That Got Tired of Being Extinct.
With a guest list that also includes special guest of honor, Stan Lee, Star Trek favoritesGeorge Takei and Wil Wheaton, as well as comic artists and voice actors from around the world, it’s hard to top the 2013 Denver Comic Con guest list. With more than four months to go before the event begins, more exciting guests are yet to be announced.
Tickets are on sale now for the 2013 Denver Comic Con, and with crowds exceeding 27,000+ people last year, event promoters are encouraging attendees to purchase weekend passes early. VIP Passes, Artist Alley booths and exhibitor booths have already SOLD OUT.