John De Lancie of ‘Star Trek’ and Kevin Eastman, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Co-Creator, Added To Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con Celebrity Lineup, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 15, 2012 | Comments Off
De Lancie Seventh ‘TNG’ Star For 25th Reunion At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; Stewart, Anderson Will Not Attend
NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, November 13, 2012 – John de Lancie, who portrayed “Q” on several iterations of the legendary “Star Trek” franchise, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the wildly popular “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” have been added to the roster of guests attending Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012, at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. De Lancie joins six other “Star Trek: The Next Generation” cast members in the 25th reunion of the iconic TV series.
Both are scheduled to attend all three days, will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops. De Lancie will be part of the Star Trek: TNG special programming, and Eastman will discuss ‘TMNT’ in an interactive Q&A session.
Additionally, Wizard World has announced that Patrick Stewart has canceled his New Orleans Comic Con appearance due to filming in Winnipeg, and that Gillian Anderson will also no longer be attending.
Along with de Lancie and Eastman, comics legend Stan Lee, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku, Reservoir Dogs headlinerMichael Madsen and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® top the standout lineup of celebrities scheduled to attend the event. They will be joined by an All-Star collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 14, 2012 | Comments Off
Cho! Kitson! Mignola! Samnee! Waid!
In addition, the Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce Frank Cho, Barry Kitson, Mike Mignola,Chris Samnee, and Mark Waid will all be guests for next year’s show!
Frank Cho, who is best known for his creator-owned comic strip, Liberty Meadows, is the writer and artist working on the Marvel NOW title, Savage Wolverine. Throughout the early 2000s, while working on Liberty Meadows,he also provided cover art for Marvel, Image, and Dark Horse Comics working on such titles as Ultimate Spider-Man,Invincible, and Hellboy: Weird Tales. He was nominated for 3 Harvey Awards in 2006 (Best Artist, Best Cartoonist, and Best Cover Artist). He likes drawing monkeys.
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 13, 2012 | Comments Off
MystiCon returns for 2013 and is bigger and better than ever! Boasting over 100 guests and expanded programming, MystiCon has something for everyone! Our Media GOH for 2013 is SYLVESTER MCCOY, the 7th Doctor from the “Doctor Who” BBC television series and Radagast in the upcoming “Hobbit” films. Our Author GOH is Orson Scott Card, the writer of the Hugo and Nebula award winning novels “Ender’s Game” and “Speaker for the Dead”. MystiCon’s first ever YA Writer is Tom Angleberger, author of “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie” and “Darth Paper Strikes Back”. The MystiCon Artist GOH is none other than Larry Elmore, an award winning fantasy illustrator for TSR “Dungeons and Dragons” and TOR books. Steve Long, gaming developer and owner of Hero Games, is the MystiCon gaming GOH for 2013. We have three special musical guests performing at the convention: goth/dark-wave band Bella Morte, Chicago-based industrial dance band The Gothsicles, and nerdcore comedian-musician Devo Spice. Star City Mystery Dinner Theater will be hosting another whodunnit at MystiCon and Consortium 499 will be providing original musical scores for screenings of silent-film classics “Nosferatu” and “Le Voyage Dans La Lune”. MystiCon offers LARPing, Gaming, Vendors, an Indie Film Festival, Masquerade, Artist Alley, Dance Party, Wrestlers and more! Beat the Winter Blahs! Come to MystiCon in Roanoke, VA February 22-24, 2013 and join in the fun! MystiCon…a convention by the fans for the fans!! Visit Mysticon for more details. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 13, 2012 | Comments Off
From their email blast.
MomoCon Welcomes Jennifer Hale!
The female Commander Shepard joins Mark Meer (male Shepare) for MomoCon 2013! Jennifer Hale is a prolific voice actor, whose credits include Mass Effect, Wolverine and the X-Men, Spiderman the Animated Series, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Metroid Prime, Metal Gear Solid and a bunch more!
Martial Arts Master Sifu Kisu!
Sifu Kisu, creator of “bending” from Avatar and Legend of Korra will be at MomoCon 2013! Sifu Kisu is the fighting instructor and consultant for both Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, who used real martial arts techniques to aide animators in creating the styles used in both series!
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 13, 2012 | Comments Off
For those who wish they were at the con all year long.
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 12, 2012 | Comments Off
Jan 4th-6th, 2013
Sac Anime Sacremento, CA
March 8th-10th, 2013
Monster Mania Cherry Hill, NJ
June 14th-17th, 2013
Mizucon Miami, FL
June 27th-29th, 2013
LeakyCon Portland, OR
July 5th-7th, 2013
Everfree NW Seattle, WA
July 12th-14th, 2013
Sweet Apple Con Nashville, TN
July 25th-28th, 2013
Pulpfest Columbus, OH
Sept 6th-8th, 2013
Baltimore Comic Con Baltimore, MD
Sept 21st-23rd, 2013
Camp Anime Woodstock, CT
Sept 25th-27th, 2013
Monster Mania Hunt Valley, MD
Oct 24th-27th, 2013
Gamefest Chattanooga, TN
Nov 8th-10th, 2013
Animaine Portland, ME
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 11, 2012 | Comments Off
We will be set up in artist alley at the NC Comiccon next weekend. What shows are you attending?
Nov 16th-18th, 2012
Arkansas Anime Festival Bentonville, AR
Atlanta South Comic McDonough, GA
Board Game Geek Dallas, TX
Chibi Pa West Palm Beach, FL
Collectors Showcase Morristown, TN
Creation Star Trek San Fransico, CA
DaishoconWisconsin Dells, Wi
Days of The DeadShaumburg, IL
Gobble-con Stamford, CT
Midwest Furfest Rosemont, IL
Genrecon Guelph, ON
Naru2u Ottawa, ON
NC Comiccon Durham, NC
Nerdacon Columbus, GA
Pure Spec Fest Edmonton, AB
Rennigers Mount Dora, FL
Shadocon Tampa, FL
Southern Pinball Festival Orlando, FL
Sugiocon Ft. Mitchell, KY
Super Megafest Framingham, MA
Toy And Hobby Show Greensboro, NC
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 10, 2012 | Comments Off
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 8, 2012 | Comments Off
March 1st-3rd, 2013
Anime FannatikuSt. George, UT
July 12th-15th, 2013
Mythcon East Lansing, MI
Sept 20th-23rd, 2013
Wizard World Columbus, OH
Oct 11th-13th, 2013
Anime Banzai Layton, UT
Nov 22nd-24th, 2013
Wizard World Austin, TX
Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, Ron Garney Among Top Comics Creators To Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 7, 2012 | Comments Off
Greg Horn, Phil Jimenez, Michael Golden, Jesus Saiz, David Mack, Arthur Suydam Also Featured At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, November 6, 2012 – Superstar artists Greg Capullo(“Batman,” “Spawn”), Neal Adams (“Green Lantern,” “X-Men”), Ethan Van Sciver(“Action Comics,” “Flash”) and Ron Garney (“Ultimate Captain America,” “Wolverine”) are a few of the nearly 150 top comics creators scheduled to attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The top-flight Artist Alley complements a strong celebrity roster which includes comics legend Stan Lee and seven members of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) cast, headed by Sir Patrick Stewart.
Other well-known artists at New Orleans Comic Con include Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Wonder Woman”), Phil Jimenez (“Captain America Corps,” “Fairest”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Star Wars”), Jesus Saiz (“Resurrection Man,” “Birds of Prey”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”) and Marvel “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”). Some of the top local Louisiana talent will also be on display, with New Orleans’ Kody Chamberlain (“Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story,” “30 Days of Night”) and Lafayette’s Rob Guillory (“Chew”) atop the list.
Eisner Award winners attending New Orleans Comic Con are Garney, Guillory, Lee (Hall of Fame), Adams (Hall of Fame) Read more
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 6, 2012 | Comments Off
The following comes from the http://www.carnagecon.com website.
Welcome to Killington, Vermont. Photo by jimmywayne.
In 2013, Carnage is moving! Ascend to new heights of tabletop gaming excellence with Carnage as Vermont’s tabletop game convention returns to the slopes of the Green Mountains. Join us at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel in Killington, Vermont from November 8th through the 10th in 2013.
With 200 guest rooms in the main building alone, the Killington Grand has more than enough space for all who wish to stay on site to do so, with options including kitchenettes. Further lodging options can be found in the immediate neighborhood. Those seeking sustenance to fuel their gaming activities will find a plethora of choices within and without the confines of the resort.
Contact the Killington Grand directly for room and reservation information.
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 4, 2012 | Comments Off
Nov 8th-11th, 2012
Anime Blast Chattanooga, TN
Anime Kaigi Flagstaff, AZ
Anime Usa Arlington, VA
Anime Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Anthocon Portsmouth, NH
Bakuretsu COn Colchester, VT
Comicconway Conway, AR
Coast City Con Portland, ME
Faeriecon Baltimore, MD
Hamacon Mini Huntsville, Al
Illuxcon Altoona, PA
Izumicon Oklahoma City, OK
Lebowski Fest Chicago, IL
Mepacon Clarks Summit, PA
Memphis Comic Con Memphis, TN
Millenniumcon Round Rock, TX
Noircon Philadelphia, PA
Oafcon Oklahoma City, OK
Omegacon Siren, WI
Nuke The Fridge City of Industry, CA
Pacific Media Los Angeles, CA
Philcon Cherry Hill, NJ
SFContario Toronto, ON
Tuscon Tuscon, AZ
Windycon Lombard, IL
By Petrea Mitchell| November 3, 2012 | Comments Off
Philcon is scheduled for November 9-11 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, one of the states hardest-hit by Superstorm Sandy. Multiple sources have confirmed that the convention is still a go, and the programming schedule is being finalized as you read this. Panelists should expect to get their schedules this weekend. Everyone should plan to show up and enjoy their regular convention.
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 2, 2012 | Comments Off
MUSICAL PERFORMER ANNOUNCEMENT
HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL OCTOBER 31ST, 2012, 2PM EASTERN
*Washington DC, VA, MD – October 31st, 2012* – MAGFest, the Music
And Gaming Festival has strived since 2002 to create the very best
lineup of musicians, combining the incomparable enthusiasm of the
video game music community and game industry greats on hand to perform
live in front of thousands of fans. Over a decade, over 50 different
bands and artists have taken the stage at our festival.
*MAGFest 11* will celebrate the 10th anniversary with our best music
On January 3rd -6th, 2013, almost 40 music acts will take part in the
festivities and put on the greatest show in the world, featuring music
from your favorite video games taken to unimaginable places.
By Shawn Scott Smith| November 1, 2012 | Comments Off
Gallifrey One the annual Doctor Who convention in California scheduled for Feb 15th=17th, 2013 has sold out if passes. The organizers can now focus entirely on making the convention as good as possible. Congrats to the staff and volunteers of the convention.
By Shawn Scott Smith| October 31, 2012 | Comments Off
By now, you’ve read the news that Disney has bought Lucasfilm and with it Star Wars. For our website its all about how it effects the conventions.
I’m wondering how long ago this Disney purchase of Lucasfilm has been in the works? One tends to lean to the fact that the past two Celebrations were both held in the Orlando area as evidence to the fact that it’s been a while. What does this mean for future Celebrations? Does the West Coast and Anaheim get a celebration?
Will Disney parks get involved?
Will Star Wars have a presence at the next D23 Expo?
How will Disney handle the 501st and other fan and charity groups?
It’s going to be an interesting time to be a Star Wars fan as Disney won’t sit on the property. We will keep you up to date once we hear anything about the sales impact on future conventions.
By Shawn Scott Smith| October 30, 2012 | Comments Off
Feb 1st-3rd, 2013
Days of the Dead Atlanta, GA
March 29th-31st, 2013
Wondercon Anaheim, CA
May 17th-19th, 2013
Texicon Ft. Worth, TX
June 21st-23rd, 2013
4th St. Fantasy Bloomington, MN
July 4th to 7th, 2013
Anthrocon Pittsburgh, PA
July 18th-21st, 2013
Comic-Con Intl San Diego, CA
July 26th-28th, 2013
Faerie Worlds Eugene, OR
By Shawn Scott Smith| October 27, 2012 | Comments Off
Nov 1st-4th, 2012
Anime Nebraskon Lincoln, NE
Bottoscon Surrey, BC
Cape Kimono Quebec, QB
Con-vulution Burligame, CA
Creation Grand Slam Los Angeles, CA
Darkon Tulsa, OK
Emerald City Steampunk Witchita, KS
Euro Quest Pikesville, MD
Fandom Fest Birmingham, AL
Hammercon Hamilton, ON
Houston Arcade Houston, TX
Hurricane Who Orlando, Fl
Iowa Icon Cedar Rapids, IA
King Con Brooklyn, NY
Long Beach Comic Con Long Beach, CA
Mace High Point, NC
Metatopia Morristown, NJ
Nekocon Hampton, VA
Chicago Entertainment Expo Bridgeview, IL
Orycon 34, Portland, OR
Rhode Island Comic Providence, RI
Tarzan Centennial Bridgewater, VA
Ubercon Edison, NJ
Vegas Valley Book Festival Las Vegas, NV
World Fantasy Toronto, ON
Youmacon Detroit, MI