Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today the publisher will be exhibiting at New York Comic-Con, the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting comic convention brought together in the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York from October 8-10th.
Meet the Top Cow team and creators at booth #2129 for convention exclusives, preview books and free goodies, and celebrate the success of this year’s action-packed event series Artifacts and the relaunch of Rest with them.
Ron Marz, the mastermind behind Artifacts, will be on-hand throughout the show to answer your Top Cow Universe questions as well as sign copies of Artifacts, Witchblade, Magdalena and more. Joining Marz at the booth will be Michael Broussard (Artifacts, The Darkness), Nelson Blake II (Magdalena), Phil Hester (The Darkness), Jeremy Haun (Berserker), Rahsan Ekedal (Echoes), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Echoes, Tumor), Jerry Lando (Pilot Season: 39 Minutes), Filip Sablik (Pilot Season: Asset), David Marquez (Pilot Season: Asset), Marc Bernardin (Genius), Afua Richardson (Genius) and more.
Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik is hosting a panel on Saturday, October 9th, “Top Cow: We Create…Events,” at 1:15pm-2:15pm in Room 1A06. Joining Sablik will be Marz and Broussard to discuss the runaway event success Artifacts. Also joining the panel will be television and movie star Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) and his producing partner Russ Cundiff of DiVide Pictures to talk about the return of Rest. Plus, a special appearance by American Original’s Jeff Katz (Pilot Season: Crosshair) with more exciting news from GeekWeek.com and American Original to share. Find out why at Top Cow, we create.
Following the panel, Ventimiglia and Cundiff will be joined by Rest writer Mark Powers, Rest artist Marco Castiello and Berserker artist Jeremy Haun in the convention’s main signing area. In order to participate in the signing session, NYCC attendees must attend the Top Cow panel to get a ticket for the signing and must purchase either a Rest or Berserker item at the signing.
At the Top Cow booth #2129, the publisher will have the following new products available for fans: Artifacts #2 New York Comic-Con exclusive cover by Stjepan Sejic, Witchblade #138 New York Comic-Con exclusive cover by Stjepan Sejic and the Rest New York Comic-Con Exclusive Hardcover. Additionally, Top Cow will have several exclusive trade paperback bellyband packages and brand new exclusive lithographs.
For more updates on Top Cow at New York Comic-Con, you can follow Top Cow on Twitter @TopCow or visit us at www.topcow.com.
Stars and Producers from Nikita, V, The Vampire Diaries, Young Justice, MAD, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series to Appear October 8–10 at New York Comic Con 2010.
Selected stars and producers from these programs will be on-hand for panel sessions, media appearances and autograph signings at the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention from Friday, October 8–Sunday, October 10.
- Three generations of V queens — series stars Morena Baccarin and Laura Vandervoort, and guest star Jane Badler (Diana on the original V) — discuss their epic power struggle over the future of humanity in the forthcoming season two
- The Vampire Diaries executive producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec join series stars Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Katerina Graham and Zach Roerig for their first New York Comic Con appearance (Note: Attendees are subject to change.)
- Nikita stars Maggie Q., Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca team up with executive producer Craig Silverstein to give fans a peek a what’s ahead in season one
- Warner Bros. Animation unveils exclusive new footage from the upcoming series Young Justice, and the creative team behind Green Lantern: The Animated Series talks about this new project
Here is the complete WBTV and WBA New York Comic Con schedule:FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
- The team behind DC Comics’ MAD Magazine and Warner Bros. Animation’s new MAD animated television series give fans a light-hearted look at the past, present and future of an American institution For continuing information about the Studio’s plans at New York Comic Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom or search for news using the #WBNYCC hashtag.
- 3:15–4:15 p.m. Mad About MAD Presentation/Q&A — MAD Magazine has established itself as the original, most imitated and influential satirical publication across generations. Recently, MAD made a triumphant return to TV on Cartoon Network with an all-new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation to corrupt the minds of the next generation! Come join MAD Magazine editor John Ficarra, MAD art director Sam Viviano, legendary MAD artist Mort Drucker and MAD television program producer Mark Marek, plus a few surprise guests for a lighthearted look at the past, present and future of an American institution. Room 1A06-7
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
- 4:30–5:30 p.m. MAD Signing at the DC Comics booth #2243
- 2:00–3:00 p.m. Young Justice Signing at the DC Comics booth #2243
- 2:30–3:30 p.m. Green Lantern: The Animated Series Presentation/Q&A — Saturday will be NYCC’s “brightest day” as Warner Bros. Animation proudly unveils this new series coming soon to Cartoon Network and based upon characters from DC Comics. Join series executive producer Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), producer Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and producer/story editor Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm) as these creative forces reveal their plans for one of the most highly anticipated new animated series. Room 1A14
- 3:45–4:45 p.m. Young Justice Video Presentation and Q&A — Join the league! Fans were given their first glimpse of Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis this past July at Comic-Con International: San Diego. But this panel will offer far more than just a glimpse, as producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) answer questions from fans and show footage from this highly anticipated series. A one-hour special event of Young Justice will premiere in November 2010 on Cartoon Network, and the series begins in 2011. Young Justice is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and is based upon characters from DC Comics. Room 1A14
- 4:00–5:00 p.m. Green Lantern: The Animated Series Signing at the DC Comics Booth #2243
- 5:15–6:15 p.m. V Special Video Presentation and Cast/Producer Q&A — In the first season of V, the Visitors arrived. In the second, coming in November to ABC, three generations of V queens — played by Morena Baccarin (Firefly), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville) and guest star Jane Badler (Diana on the original V) — will engage in an epic power struggle over the future of humanity. Join them and a V executive producer for a panel that will feature Q&A as well as footage from the new season. V is produced by HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of the series on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/V. IGN Theater/Special Events Hall
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10
- 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. V Signing in Room 1C05
- 10:30–11:30 a.m. Nikita Video Presentation and Q&A — Looks do kill! International action star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) plays Nikita, the former spy and assassin determined to destroy the secretive and corrupt government agency that trained her. Join Maggie, Shane West (ER), Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass) and executive producer Craig Silverstein (Bones) as they answer questions and provide a sneak peek at what fans can expect in upcoming episodes. From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Nikita airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nikita. IGN Theater/Special Events Hall
- 1:00–1:45 p.m. Nikita Signing in Room 1C05
- 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Select Cast/Producer Q&A — The Vampire Diaries sinks its teeth into the Big Apple today — a New York Comic Con first! Join series stars Steven R. McQueen (character name: Jeremy), Sara Canning (Jenna), Katerina Graham (Bonnie) and Zach Roerig (Matt), and executive producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec for a discussion of all things Mystic Falls! NOTE: Attendees are subject to change. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thevampirediaries and follow the show on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CW_VampDiaries. IGN Theater/Special Events Hall
- 2:00–3:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries Signing in Room 1C05
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comics convention of its kind in the world, today announced it will be staying in San Diego for the foreseeable future.Comic-Con reached a self-imposed attendance limit at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) in 2007 and has had to cap attendance at approximately 125,000 people each year since.
In looking at ways to better accommodate the growing demand from attendees and exhibitors, the nonprofit organization considered proposals for a move to larger facilities in Los Angeles or Anaheim after the expiration of its SDCC lease in 2012. This decision keeps Comic-Con in San Diego through 2015.
“We are grateful for the tireless efforts all three cities put into to their proposals,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “In the end, we feel this decision is the best for all those who attend Comic-Con and for the organization itself. We are happy that the community has worked with us to ensure that we remain here.”
Comic-Con was first held in 1970 at the U.S. Grant Hotel, where it attracted 300 people. As the event grew, subsequent homes included the downtown El Cortez Hotel in the 1970s and the San Diego Convention and Performing Arts Center in the 1980s. Comic-Con moved to the then newly built SDCC in 1991. Comic-Con celebrated its 41st year in 2010.
The San Diego Convention Center Corporation has scheduled a press conference for Friday, October 1 at 11:45 a.m. at Lobby E of the convention center.
Press Release for September 30, 2010
Lee Majors, Mary McDonnell, Adam West and "Brady Bunch Boys" among headliners at Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-2-3 at Manhattan's Penn Plaza Pavilian.
First Convention Appearance For Majors in 30 years, First for “Bradys” together on East Coast and First for West-Burt Ward in N.Y. in Two Decades; Claudia Christian, Julia Jones And 200+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors To Attend
Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, is set for Friday through Sunday, October 1-3, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Manhattan. The event, the largest and longest-running Comic Con in New York, will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and plenty of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
Celebrity guests include:
Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy)
Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica)
Adam West, Burt Ward (Batman)
Walter Koenig (Star Trek)
Claudia Christian (Babylon 5)
Julia Jones (Twilight: Eclipse)
Jake Lloyd, Ahmed Best, Bonnie Piesse (Star Wars)
Doug Jones (Hellboy)
Erin Gray (Buck Rogers)
Herb Jefferson, Jr (Battlestar Galactica – original series)
Richard Anderson (Six Million Dollar Man)
Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland (Brady Bunch)
Dan Folger (Balls of Fury, Fanboys)
Larry Thomas (Seinfeld)
Diora Baird (30 Days of Night)
Scott Porter (Caprica)
Captain Zorikh (Sci-fi Science, Jedi Junkies)
Paris Themmen (Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, and Akihiro Kitamura (Human Centipede)
Kevin Nash, Ted DiBiase, Shane Douglas, Joel Gertner, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Virgil, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, Mikey Whipwreck, “Simply the Best” G.A. West, Torrie Wilson, Tammy “Sunny” Sytch (pro wrestlers)
Alison Whitmore (Editor – IFC.com)
Knicks City Dancers
They will be among the stars on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take professional photographs (Photo Ops) with fans.
This is Lee Majors’ first convention appearance in 30 years and the first time the ‘Brady Boys’ have been together on the East Coast,
It is also the first time in nearly 20 years that West and his “Batman” co-star Burt Ward will have appeared together in New York.
Other popular Big Apple Comic Con celebrity guests include Claudia Christian (“Look,” “Babylon 5?), Julia Jones (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, JONAH HEX), Jake Lloyd (STAR WARS: EPISODE I, “The Pretender”), Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5?) and other well-known personalities.
Fans can also meet their favorite comic artists, writers, and editors, including Carmine Infantino (Co-Creator of The Flash; Deadman; Batgirl; Human Target; Black Canary and the top Batman artist of the 60s!), Mike Grell (Green Arrow), Herb Trimpe (Hulk; Iron Man), Jerry Robinson (Batman, creator of Robin and Joker), Mark Millar (“Kick-Ass, Wanted), Dick Ayers (Sgt. Fury, The Incredible Hulk), Rich Buckler (Fantastic Four, All-Star Squadron), Irwin Hasen (Green Lantern, Dondi), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super Heroes, former DC president), Bob Wiacek (X-Men, The Brave and the Bold), Joe Madureira (Darksiders, Uncanny X-Men, Battle Chasers), Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern, Superman/Batman), Greg Horn (Blackest Night, Elektra, Ms. Marvel), Alex Maleev (Batman, Daredevil), Michael Golden (Wolverine: First Class, New Exiles), Mark Texeira (Moon Knight, Ghost Rider), Trevor Von Eeden (Black Lightning, Batman), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia), Leinil Yu (Wolverine; X-Men; Ultimate Comics: Avengers 2; Uncanny X-Men), Billy Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock), Mark Texeira (Moon Knight, Ghost Rider), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies, Batman), Steve Manion (Fearless Dawn), Louis Small, Jr (Vampirella), Rob Liefeld (Deadpool, Youngblood), Jim Shooter (former editor-in-chief, Marvel, Valiant), Bill Jemas (former Marvel Comics publisher), J. David Spurlock (Author, artist, and editor), and many other national and local creators.
Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 200 dealer booths.
Special events at Big Apple Comic Con include the “Magic: The Gathering” card game tournament, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops) with celebrities and others to be announced.
The Penn Plaza Pavilion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., in the historic Hotel Pennsylvania. Big Apple Comic Con is the fifth stop on Wizard’s eight-city 2010 North American tour. Hours are Friday, Oct. 1, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (all times Eastern). Tickets are available in advance or by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at http://www.wizardworld.com/bigapple.html at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25; three-day weekend tickets are $45, and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.
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Cartoon Network and Adult Swim will host a number of highly-anticipated panels, fan events and autograph signings at 2010 New York Comic Con
at the Jacob K. Javits Center, Friday, October 8 through Sunday October 10, 2010. See the full lineup for both networks below; please note all times, dates and locations are subject to change.
CARTOON NETWORK & ADULT SWIM PANELS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
ADULT SWIM: Childrens Hospital
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1A06
Talent: Rob Corddry, Jon Stern, Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes (additional guests TBA)
Check out the Childrens Hospital panel and hear from the show’s creative team led by Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Jon Stern (producer of The Ten and Scotland, PA). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast including Rob Huebel (I Love You Man, Human Giant) and Erinn Hayes (Parenthood, Worst Week). Childrens Hospital is a live-action comedy that explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children. Childrens Hospital airs Sundays at midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim.
ADULT SWIM: Robot Chicken
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Location: Special Events Hall
Talent: Seth Green, Matt Senreich
Adult Swim panel featuring Robot Chicken show creators, Seth Green and Matt Senreich. They will discuss their original series, answer questions and give a sneak peek from the next season of Robot Chicken and the upcoming one-hour special, Robot Chicken Star Wars: Episode III, which premieres December 19.
ADULT SWIM: The Venture Bros.
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Special Events Hall
Talent: Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer
Come see Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer talk about all things Venture, show some clips and take audience praise and questions. Season 4.5 of The Venture Bros. premiered Sunday, September 12 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim. The Venture Bros. first premiered on Adult Swim in August 2004 and has been a fan favorite every since.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
ADULT SWIM: Delocated!
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room 1A14
Talent: Jon Glaser, Kevin Dorff, Jerry Minor, Steve Cirbus, John Lee (additional guests TBA)
Adult Swim panel featuring Delocated! show creator/executive producer and star Jon Glaser. After testifying against the Russian Mafia, “Jon” and his family are uprooted and start living undercover through the witness protection program. After existing quietly in an anonymous suburb, “Jon” accepts an offer for the family to participate in a reality show based on their lives. In order to protect their identity with television audiences—and more importantly, the Russian mob family the Mirminsky’s—they wear ski masks and have their voices disguised. As part of the deal, the family is relocated to a sweet loft in New York City, where the series will be filmed.
Jon Glaser (“Jon”) and series co-stars), Kevin Dorff (Mike), Jerry Minor (Mighty Joe Jon, the Black Blond), Steve Cirbus (Sergei), and series executive producer John Lee will discuss the series and answer questions. Now expanded to 30 minutes, season two of Delocated! airs Thursdays at midnight and Sundays at 10:00 p.m. on Adult Swim.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10
CARTOON NETWORK: Firebreather Exclusive Screening and Panel
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Talent: Phil Hester (co-executive producer), Andy Kuhn (co-executive producer), Peter Chung (writer/director)
Fans will get the first look at Cartoon Network’s original CGI movie, Firebreather, with an exclusive screening! Be the first to see the film, then stay for an in-depth panel discussion featuring creator and co-executive producer Phil Hester (The Wretch), co-executive producer Andy Kuhn (Freedom Ring) and writer/director Peter Chung (Aeon Flux). Firebreather is based on the popular comic book series and will premiere on Cartoon Network in November.
CARTOON NETWORK: Ben 10 10.10.10 Celebration
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Talent: Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Cipes, Ashley Johnson
Come celebrate Ben 10 on 10.10.10 with the cast of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien! Fans will be treated to a never-before-seen episode of the series with voiceover dialogue performed LIVE by Yuri Lowenthal (Ben), Greg Cipes (Kevin) and Ashley Johnson (Gwen)! Other panel highlights include a sneak peak at the new season of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, cast Q&A, and a chance to win lots of Ben 10 Prizes!
ADULT SWIM AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS
Friday, October 8
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Robot Chicken Signing
Location: Room 1C02
Talent: Seth Green, Matt Senreich
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Childrens Hospital Signing
Location: Show Floor – Autograph Alley
Talent: Rob Corddry, Jon Stern, Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes (additional guests TBA)
Saturday, October 9
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Venture Bros Signing
Location: Room 1C01
Talent: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick
3:45 — 4:45 p.m. Delocated! Signing
Location: Show Floor – Autograph Alley
Talent: Jon Glaser, Kevin Dorff, Jerry Minor, Steve Cirbus (additional guests TBA)
ADULT SWIM – BUS INFORMATION
Adult Swim will be offering complimentary shuttle buses from several hotel locations around Manhattan for drop off at the Jacob Javits Center between the hours of 7:30 AM and 11:30 AM (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and hotel returns from 4:30 PM through 8:30 PM (Friday and Saturday) and 2:30 PM through 6:30 PM (Sunday).
Please check www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/NYCC/Hotels–Travel/ for more details on the shuttle buses.
For more information on the Adult Swim booth, panels and signings please go to www.AdultSwimPresents.com.
CARTOON NETWORK – LOUNGE INFORMATION
Cartoon Network and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien will take over the registration lobby of the Jacob Javitz Center at New York Comic Con from October 8 – 10, with the CARTOON NETWORK ULTIMATE ACTION LOUNGE. The CARTOON NETWORK ULTIMATE ACTION LOUNGE will feature plasma televisions with Cartoon Network shows, exclusive giveaways, video games (Ben 10 Cosmic Destruction), photo-ops for fans with a custom Ben 10 go-kart by Bandai and digital sampling stations.
For those of you looking forward to going to FX International this year... Sorry. A post on the FX International website indicates that, due to some unforeseen circumstances, the convention has been canceled. Here is the post from their website:
[blockquote]Dear friends & FX fans, Due to circumstances beyond my control FX 2010 has been cancelled.I am as disappointed as you are and I personally apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. If you purchased tickets for the show, they will be refunded. Exhibitors & creators, you will be refunded for your booth(s)/table(s). I have loved promoting FX and I have every intention of getting back in the saddle and hope to announce something else in the near future. Thank you for all of your years of support. FXMike[/blockquote]
MAD Event Management is proud to announce Bruce Boxleitner will be a featured guest at this year’s Long Beach Comic Con
. The convention in its second year at the Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC) welcomes the Sci-Fi Icon to the rapidly growing event. Boxleitner, well known to fans is reprising his role as Alan Bradley in the highly anticipated TRON sequel, TRON: Legacy from Disney due out December 17, 2010. With over a hundred film and television credits to his name highlighted by his long run as Captain John Sheridan on the TNT series Babylon 5 as well as its subsequent television movies Boxleitner is sure to be a hit with attendees. Additionally, joining the show is convention fan favorite Corin Nemec, star of cult favorite hits like “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” and his role as Jonas Quinn in Stargate SG1. Making a return appearance to Long Beach is Hung star Thomas Jane who thrilled fans at last year’s show with his incredible energy on the show floor.
The convention will feature the industry’s best and brightest comic book talent, publishers, gaming companies, mass-media guests and must-attend programming sessions.
“We are very excited that Bruce is coming to Long Beach. He is a fan favorite and that is who we create this show for,” said event planner Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management. “Planning the show over Halloween weekend will also give us some great new opportunities to enhance the show for fans of all ages.”
Currently scheduled to exhibit on the show floor are Aspen Comics, Boom! Studios, IDW Publishing, Mach 1 Wrestling and Top Cow Entertainment. The exhibitor list is growing each week, sign up to follow us at Facebook and twitter to receive the latest up to the minute information as soon as it is announced. You can even have updates delivered via SMS right to your cellphone.
Comic talent already on board are Tim Bradstreet, Eric Canete, Howard Chaykin, Amanda Conner, Jim Daly III, Alé Garza, Tony Harris, Drew Johnson, Trent Kaniuga, Jeph Loeb, Todd Nauck, Dustin Nguyen, Angus Oblong, Jimmy Palmiotti, Cat Staggs, Richard Starkings, Peter Tomasi, Gus Vazquez and Bernie Wrightson.
For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices & packages and times, visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com
Tickets will also be available at select comic book and hobby shops in the Los Angeles area.
Press Release for September 5, 2010
Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that they will be making their debut appearance at Project: Comic Con 2 in Maryland Heights, MO, this weekend, September 18-19, 2010 at the Maryland Heights Centre.
Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik will be joined by writer Phil Hester (The Darkness) and Bryan Edward Hill (Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box, Pilot Season: 7 Days from Hell) along with artists Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer, Velocity) and Jeremy Haun (Berserker) at the show. Hester, Hill, Rocafort, Haun and Sablik (Pilot Season: The Asset, Last Mortal) will be on hand for signings both days at the Top Cow booth. In addition, Sablik will be available throughout the show for portfolio reviews for aspiring artists.
The publisher will be offering an exclusive Project: Comic Con 2 variant cover to Velocity #2 for the event by Rocafort.
Also available at the Top Cow booth are free preview books and fantastic savings on trade paperbacks and convention variant covers. Fans interested in sketches from the artists should stop by at the beginning of each day to acquire a sketch ticket.
Press Release for September 15th, 2010
Marvel Comics will once again have a strong presence at New York Comic Con
(NYCC). Organizers of the annual East Coast pop culture extravaganza have announced that five notable personalities from the renowned comic books and media entertainment company will be Guests of Honor at NYCC and will be participating in several panel discussions at the show. The Guests of Honor who will be taking the NYCC stage on behalf of Marvel include Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca, Jeph Loeb, and Joe Quesada.
“Marvel is a close partner and friend of our show and it is always a pleasure to announce their participation at New York Comic Con,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for both NYCC and NYAF. “The guests who will be appearing at NYCC on Marvel’s behalf are some of the most celebrated artists and creators working in the pop culture arena. We’re proud to be an industry leading event where premiere exhibitors may bring their talent, as well as launch and display their new content. We are seeing significant growth at NYCC this year and we are preparing for a show that promises to be huge!”BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
is an award-winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last nine years, Brian’s books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts. Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel’s Avengers franchise by writing both Avengers and New Avengers along with the wildly successful event projects House of M, Secret Invasion and Siege. Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel’s Ultimate line of comics, a line of comics specifically created for the new generation of comics reader, and he has written every issue of Ultimate Spider-Man since its best-selling launch in 1999. Brian’s other projects include Scarlet and the Eisner-Award-winning Powers, both from Marvel’s creator-owned imprint Icon. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Alisa, his gorgeous daughters, Olivia and Sabrina, and his dogs, Shroeder, Lucky, and Buster.MATT FRACTION
is the Eisner Award-winning writer of Invincible Iron Man, Thor and Uncanny X-Men, along with his creator-owned series Casanova. He’s written the graphic novels The Five Fists of Science and Last of The Independents. His other comics work includes a Sensational Spider-Man annual and The Immortal Iron Fist with Ed Brubaker, Punisher: War Journal with Rick Remender, Thor: Ages Of Thunder and Thor: Secret Invasion, and the Harvey-nominated The Order. He lives in Kansas City with his wife, the writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, his son Henry, two jerky dogs, and two jerky cats. And some fish. But that’s it.SALVADOR LARROCA
was born and raised in Valencia, Spain. After first working as a cartographer, Larroca began working as a comic artist at Marvel UK on titles including Dark Angel and Death’s Head II. Eventually taking his pencil to US books, Larroca spent three years on Marvel’s Ghost Rider before turning to Captain America, Iron Man, and Fantastic Four in Heroes Return. He then went onto titles including Uncanny X-Men, X-Treme X-Men, Spider-Man: House of M, and Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra. He is currently working on the Eisner-Award-winning Invincible Iron Man with Matt Fraction.JEPH LOEB
is the newly appointed EVP, Head of Marvel Television. He is an Emmy and WGA nominated American film and television writer/producer as well as an award winning comic book writer. He was a producer/writer on the TV series Smallville and Lost, writer of the films Commando and Teen Wolf and Co-Executive Producer/writer on Heroes. A four-time Eisner Award winner and five-time Wizard Fan Awards winner, Jeph’s writing, which has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, includes Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, The Hulk, Iron Man and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His is currently writing HULK with Ed McGuinness, ULTIMATE X with Arthur Adams, NEW ULTIMATES with Frank Cho and CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE with his longtime collaborator Tim Sale.JOE QUESADA
wears many creative hats, as both an acclaimed writer-artist and the current editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, the world’s largest and most dynamic comic book publisher. Joe also serves as Chief Creative Officer for Marvel Entertainment. In this role, Joe is steward of such legendary characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, and the Fantastic Four. Even with an entire publishing company to run, Quesada keeps his creative hand moving as well. During his tenure as Editor-in-Chief, he’s completed Daredevil: Father, a story lovingly dedicated to his own father and illustrated Spider-Man: One More Day, which changed the popular web-slinging hero forever. He’s recently completed the bookend to One More Day, Spider-Man: One Moment in Time.
Exhibit space for this year’s NYCC is nearly sold out. Customers interested in signing up for New York Comic Con should contact Larry Settembrini at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Tickets for NYCC and NYAF may be purchased at www.nycomiccon.com
. Other information about the shows, as well as news about ReedPOP, which also organizes Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.mediumatlarge.net
Press Release for September 17. 2010