IMAGE COMICS AT ROSE CITY COMIC CON 2021
Don’t miss the Image panel & MAN-EATERS Spotlight signing
PORTLAND, Ore. 09/09/2021 — Image Comics is pleased to present a special Rose City Comic Con panel and MAN-EATERS Spotlight signing on Sunday, September 12.
Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.
Image Comics Presents: Storytelling & Worldbuilding in Bestselling Comics
Sunday, September 12
12:15 - 1:00 PM
Room E141-144 - The Xfinity Room
Join some of the top talent in comics--Greg Rucka (THE OLD GUARD), David F. Walker (BITTER ROOT), Chelsea Cain (MAN-EATERS: THE CURSED), Lia Miternique (MAN-EATERS: THE CURSED), and Tony Fleecs (STRAY DOGS)—as they share their secrets behind keeping the creative juices flowing and bringing forth some of the best selling comic book series on the market. Moderated by Image Comics' Talent Liaison, Marla Eizik.
MAN-EATERS Spotlight Signing
Sunday, September 12
1:15 - 2:15 PM
Swing by the MAN-EATERS table (R03) and say hello to bestselling MAN-EATERS co-creators Chelsea Cain and Lia Miternique with special MAN-EATERS guest teen contributors! Bring your MAN-EATERS comics with you to have signed or purchase from a selection of MAN-EATERS comics for sale at the table.
Cain, Chelsea & Lia Miternique - Table R03
Fleecs, Tony - Table R01
Walker, David F. - Table Q07
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
Gem City Comic Con 2021
Dayton Ohio July 24th-25th
This is my first convention of the year and my first since C2E2 last year, it was right after that that the world shut down. So it is nice to see some sort of normalcy returning though I have to say that I do believe it did cause this to be a slightly less frequented show this time around. The crowds to me weren’t as large as they’ve been in the past but overall it did have a pretty descend turnout.
Tickets for this show are on the inexpensive side and it’s just a comic book show, so no celebrities outside the comics world. There was some great talent at this years show and while it did have some competition in terms of shows there wasn’t anything close by to compete with it which is great. While there were some household names, like Dan Parent, this is the kind of show that highlights talented folks from around the local region. There were a number of tables and a few small press and self published folks at the show and for me these are the ones who you really need to be there to see. With Source Point Press, Broken Icon and Hero Tomorrow Publishing leading the charge there was plenty of diverse books being offered all around.
Now the show could’ve been run a little better, the guys at the two entrances weren’t really checking for wristbands or badges, two were too engrossed sitting in chairs on their phones while solitary guy at the other entrance looked more like he was bored. This surprised me because in the past they were much more vigilant about checking and forget about asking them if they knew where someone was located. Though you didn’t really need to ask because it’s a small show and everyone was easy to find and the pathways had plenty of space so there was an ease of moving through the floorplan.
One of the things I did notice was there were quite a few of young adults attending the show and majority of them were dressed in cosplay and that to me was fantastic that they felt comfortable to dress that way and you could just tell that they were in their element among the comic book professionals.
I may be somewhat biased, I knew most of them, but the professionals were great, friendly and were more than happy to take the time to talk to everyone, answer questions and talk about the books and projects that they had and were working on. I would stand back and watch the interactions and I have to say it was a fun thing to watch and see how excited and animated things could get. Even though the show is over there are a few books I’d really like y’all to check out if ya can and Bloom & Punchline and Vaude Villains by Ted Sikora from Hero Tomorrow Publishing are exceptional reads as well as The Fuhrer and the Tramp by Sean McArdle, who had a table at the show, put out by Source Point Press are all worthy of reading and adding to your reading lists and collections.
So if you live in the Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky areas and you are looking for a small show to attend to either dip your feet into attending a con or just want to head out for a day trip this is a great show to start with. I’d love to say it’s necessary to go both days but in all honesty this is such a small show that it’s a great one day and done kind of show, unless of course you want an original sketch done by someone who has a huge wait list, then i’d say get there early and find the artist whose work excites you. For me this year Mark Kidwell and Adam Fields were two of the artists whom I got original work from and the prices were great and they have such great talent I couldn’t pass them up.
Gem City Comic Con is a perennial favourite to kick the year off for me and it has yet to disappoint me with the quality of the guests they get at the show.
Three Days of Events Include Back to the Future’s 35th Anniversary On Main Stage, First-Ever Destination Cosplay Track, Return of the Science Fair, and More August 20-22
Washington, D.C. (July 22, 2021) – Awesome Con, Washington, D.C.’s Comic Con, announces three days of programming complete with panels, workshops, meetups and celebrity appearances from Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22. This year’s Awesome Con programming will kick off at Walter E. Washington Convention Center with activations across a sprawling footprint that includes LGBTQ-focused Pride Alley, a Science Fair for all ages, Awesome Con Jr.’s beloved kid’s programs, Cosplay, Gaming, and more. Attendees can start planning their Awesome Con experience and view the full schedule of programs online at www.awesome-con.com/programming.
Headlining this year’s Awesome Con are the stars of Back to the Future celebrating the legendary film’s 35th anniversary. The dynamic Doc and Marty: Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will take on the Main Stage Q&A on Sunday to chat about the iconic American science fiction film. Throughout the three-day show, dedicated programming fills the show floor with exclusive Back to the Future cosplay meetups, a “What if Back to the Future IV? Happened” panel, and an in-person showcase of the DeLorean time machine.
Awesome Con is also excited to welcome William Shatner and George Takei of Star Trek. Lord of the Rings fans, get ready to head into the Shire with star hobbits Sean Astin and Billy Boyd. The full main stage lineup includes:
Destination Cosplay, Awesome Con Jr. and Pride Alley
For the first-time ever, Awesome Con unveils its newest programming track, Destination Cosplay, a forum designed to unite the cosplayer fan community. Beyond the show floor, fans can find cosplay changing areas, register for the revamped Cosplay Competition hosted by fan-favorite Mikal Mosley, and join a variety of cosplay meetups from Pokémon to Power Rangers, Marvel to Harry Potter, and so much more. First-time nerds and con-goers can also visit The Lounge presented by Plus Ultra Entertainment, an inclusive meetup highlighting the BIPOC cosplayer experience.
The ever-popular, family-friendly pavilion Awesome Con Jr. returns with even more events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages. Back this year is Pride Alley presented in partnership with Flame Con, Geeks OUT and Metro Weekly, shining a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans in an even more robust section of Artist Alley presenting special programs addressing diversity in pop culture. Pride Alley will unite all queer creators and fans with LGBTQ activities around Awesome Con through a dedicated section of Artist Alley and three days of panels and special events. Highlights from Awesome Con Jr. and Pride Alley include:
Book Fair, Science Fair, and More
Powered by D.C.-based Solid State Books, the inaugural Book Fair will offer book signings, access to writers and publishers; see full programming online. The annual Awesome Con Short Film Festival also returns with a new award. The “Best One-Shot” will celebrate favorite cinematic devices, the “Long Take” or the “Oner” by presenting selections in a new festival category.
From science and tech geeks to bookworms, Awesome Con has a little bit of everything at the Science Fair filling a special area of the show floor with featured activations in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation including:
Additional Programming Includes:
WEBSITE: www.awesomecon.com is updated regularly with new guests, exciting exhibitors, and special programming.
About Awesome Con
Awesome Con is the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, D.C., having welcomed over 72,000 attendees in 2019. Awesome Con celebrates all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of engaging events, comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and more. Awesome Con is presented in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organization company developed by the founder of New York Comic Con. Learn more at www.awesomecon.com.
About LeftField Media
LeftField Media, LLC is an events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion. LeftField was formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian and is now owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. With a keen sense of the evolving needs of businesses and their consumers, as well as new opportunities created by change, LeftField takes a clean slate approach to its work. LeftField’s portfolio includes Awesome Con (awesomecon.com), Washington D.C.’s Comic Con; Rose City Comic Con (rosecitycomiccon.com), in Portland, OR; Anime NYC (animenyc.com), a Japanese pop culture festival in New York City; and Anime Frontier (animefrontier.com), launching in Fort Worth, TX this year. LeftField Media is headquartered in historic Shelton, CT (leftfieldmedia.com).
Unique Experiences for the All Ages at this Year’s Iconic Event
DALLAS — FAN EXPO DALLAS 2021 is gathering steam as the string of guest announcements continues through the summer. This year’s mega-hit weekend will be September 17-19, 2021 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. True to its history of providing hundreds of unique experiences, contests, family-friendly activities and on-site activations, the largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Texas is bringing the best and brightest stars and pop culture experiences for this can’t-miss three-day weekend.
FAN EXPO HQ Vice President, Andrew Moyes says, “Whether it’s getting an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest or getting the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at our celebrity panels, we are all things fandom. Our guests can watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our ‘How To’ workshops, take photos with their favorite costumed characters or buy a unique gift at FAN EXPO DALLAS’s huge show floor for shopping madness.”
Upcoming announcements will include a full programming schedule and other great experiences available at FAN EXPO DALLAS 2021. For hours and information visit, www.fanexpodallas.com
Some of the 2021 Celebrity Guests Include:
Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan: the four hobbits from The Lord of The Rings
Zachary Quinto from Heroes and Star Trek
The Ultimate Event to meet Voice Actors
Fan Expo Dallas 2021 is hosting the best in voice talent today from legendary voices like Kevin Conroy (Batman), Billy West (Futurama) and Charles Martinet (Super Mario) to the largest gathering of My Hero Academia voice actor stars to date.Comic Creators Galore
Greg Capullo, Donny Cates, Jason Fabok and David Finch will headline an impressive list of artists, illustrators and writers at the show offering special experience packages, art commissions, signing sessions and workshops. Even the most hardcore fan is bound to find an abundance of creator and art-based activities to satisfy their pop-culture fixation.
FAN EXPO Puts Fans First
“We have the most dedicated and passionate fans in the convention world, and we will continue to bring the best of pop culture to them,” says Moyes. “The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is a wonderful partner and host venue and we’re collaborating to ensure a safe experience for all attendees,” Moyes explains. “This means our exhibitors, guests, sponsors and fans can safely enjoy the full FAN EXPO Dallas experience with confidence.”
ABOUT FAN EXPO HQ
FAN EXPO HQ is the largest comic con producer in North America and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts over 500,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada™, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Dallas™, FAN EXPO Boston™, FAN EXPO Denver, Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO Vancouver™, Toronto Comicon, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL and Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo. Discover. Celebrate. Belong.
The Wonder Women Female CEO Owned and Operated Publisher comic panel will be occurring virtually March 26th at Wondercon. Six different female comic publishers are throwing back the curtain on their experience working in the comic industry being the CEOs of their own companies. From small press to big-name powerhouses, the panelists run the gamut of experiences and backgrounds as they write their own story within the direct market and beyond. This panel has previously occurred at New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con with rave reviews and now it will get to be seen by a brand new audience.
Title: Wonder Women- Female CEOs who are owned and operated comic publishers
Description: One day a female comic publisher will be standard-until then, we have Wonder Women! All panelists are female-owned and operated comic publishers. From small press to powerhouses, these women lead by example. This panel is a candid look at their stories. Panelists include
Sandy King Carpenter (www.stormkingcomics.com),
Wendy Chin-Tanner (https://awbw.com/),
Debbie Daughtee (www.kymerapress.com),
Tina Fine (www.offgirl.com),
Enrica Jang (www.redstylo.com),
C. Spike Trotman (www.ironcircus.com).
The moderator for the panel is Lys Fulda (www.sphinxpr.com)
Date: March 26th
Time: 2pm PST
Fans can check out the panel by checking out www.comic-con.org and subscribe to the Wondercon YouTube channel.
Storm King Comics will be exhibiting virtual at #Wonderconathome and their booth can be found at https://www.eventeny.com/company/?c=15882
Wizard World Signature Series Looks To Increase Offerings In Wide Variety of Pop Culture, Entertainment, Sports, Lifestyle Categories, Help Position Wizard As Technology Company Building Online Communities In These And Other Areas With Interaction, Ecommerce, Streaming; Horror Series Features 10 Live Streamed Events Including Sleepaway Camp, Nightmare on Elm Street, Stephen King’s It & More, Begins March 20
LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2021 – After conducting more than 200 streaming virtual online events with actors, directors, creators, cosplayers and more in the past 11 months, Wizard Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) is taking the next step to substantially expand its variety of offerings with the introduction of Wizard World Signature Series. Each Signature Series is a curated collection of events across a range of genres from pop culture and entertainment to sports and lifestyle spaces. The subscription-based program offers fans multiple options that provide exceptional value and insider access, including live Q&As, exclusive themed and branded merchandise, compelling content and interactive experiences.
The Signature Series is a key element of Wizard World’s progression into a technology company that builds online communities through live streaming events with interaction, ecommerce and streaming across a wide breadth of shared interest groups.
Wizard World (www.wizardworld.com) will continue to offer a selection of free panels and special events via its streaming platforms, as well as the ability to separately purchase one-on-one live chats, virtual photo ops, autographs and recorded video messages, which have grown increasingly popular over the past year.
Kicking off the new subscription model, the Wizard World Signature Series presents Horror launches on March 20, with a live Q&A with Sleepaway Camp stars Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tierstan, Katherine Kamhi and Karen Fields. It is the first of 10 scheduled Q&As in the Horror genre over the next few months, each occurring on consecutive Saturdays. Fans can purchase a single event in the series for $3.99, any five for $11.99, all 10 for $19.99, or all 10 plus a set of bonus items for $29.99. Other events in the Wizard Horror Signature Series include talent from the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, Stephen King’s It, The Hunters vs. the Hunted, Rob Zombie, Terrifier and “What We do in the Shadows” star Harvey Guillén, with others to be added soon.
Within each series, subscribers can experience a variety of related programming, including talent, producer and director Q&As, expert panels and more.
“Fans across the world have responded to our streamed events in a big way, and we’re excited to be offering new ways to interact with leaders in an even broader array of categories moving forward,” said Scott Kaufman, Wizard Brands CEO. “The Signature Series expands and streamlines these events -- we believe the possibilities are vast.”
While the pop culture and entertainment areas will continue to be prominent, other planned and potential Wizard World Signature Series subjects include outdoors, self defense, sports, home and garden, music, literature, cooking among others.
Wizard World looks forward to producing live events again as guidelines evolve. Conventions are tentatively scheduled in Chicago (August 26-29), Philadelphia (November 12-14), New Orleans (January 7-9, 2022), Portland (January 28-30, 2022) and Cleveland (TBD 2022).
About Wizard Brands, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard Brands (www.wizardbrands.com) is an activist conglomerate that optimizes performance and profit in the companies it acquires, restructures, and operates. Its subsidiary, Wizard World Virtual (www.wizardworld.com) ,creates and builds global interactive online communities for affinity groups by sourcing, producing, marketing, and streaming exclusive proprietary events and Signature Series content. Wizard World Virtual Experiences powers a content-rich channel that provides fans with the opportunity to connect directly with celebrities via a variety of video platforms.
Wizard World Live, Inc. produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more.Each event features topical programming and entertainment with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World on www.wizardworld.com in addition to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additionally, Wizard Brands owns a minority interest in Cinedigm’s (NASDAQ:CIDM) CONtv.
Scout Comics & Entertainment is proud to announce its exclusive offerings for the 2020 New York Comic Con
October 8, 2020 -- Scout Comics & Entertainment Inc. is proud to announce they will be offering four NYCC exclusives this year, All four are first issues of some current and upcoming Scout titles: PHANTOM STARKILLER, SH*TSHOW, GRIT and IT EATS WHAT FEEDS IT. These exclusives will be title-free covers on gorgeous 100lb heavy card stock.
All exclusive Scout NYCC titles will be available at the Scout's webstore www.scoutcomics.com starting NOW, Thursday October 8, 2020 for $25.00 a piece.
Use Order Code NYCC2020 at checkout to receive 50% off these exclusives and ALL past NYCC Scout exclusives until Sunday October 11th at 11:59pm eastern time.
White Widow and Absolute Comics are attending the Virtual Dragon Con 2020 and you're invited!
We've got a host of EXCLUSIVE comics, as well as RARE comics we DO NOT SELL in our store. Plus, every day we have a HOST of LIVESTREAM events you can watch to take part in the action. We're even offering FREE SIGNATURES on almost every product. Here's a SMALL SELECTION of what we have going on!
Limited edition FOLIO bundle with 7 Dragon Con exclusive comics, an exclusive Debalfo Print, 3 rare comics, trading cards, a giant sticker and a poster! These are numbered, and include 2 numbered exclusives to this set and a metal cover exclusive as well!
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This is a special DRAGON CON 2020 EXCLUSIVE cover variant, painted by Benny Powell.
It features issue #5 which is the first appearance by the new spin-off hit series, I Make Boys Cry!
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This is a special DRAGON CON 2020 EXCLUSIVE cover variant, artwork by Jenna Powell and Sanju. This is 1/2 of a CONNECTED cover by Jenna (see site for the second half of this amazing swimsuit cover!)
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This is a special DRAGON CON 2020 EXCLUSIVE cosplay cover variant, painted by Genzoman.
It features issue #5 which is the first appearance by the new spin-off hit series, I Make Boys Cry!
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SCHEDULE OF LIVESTREAMS
SATURDAY, SEPT 5, 2020
All of these streams are ALSO available on our FACEBOOK page for WHITE WIDOW and ABSOLUTE COMICS so you can join in there as well! And you can watch the livestreams you may have missed yesterday on Youtube or Facebook as well!
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