Gen Con LLC announces that it has opened the official exhibitor registration process for Gen Con Indy 2010. With nearly 100 companies pre-registering at Indy 2009 for 2010, the show is off to a tremendous start.
Gen Con 2010
Gen Con is committed to help the industry thrive. It is excited to announce a new addition to the exhibit hall, Entrepreneurs’ Avenue, which will help accomplish this goal.
In its 43rd year, Gen Con is focused on continuing to create fun and edgy gaming experiences with the returning exhibitors, while supporting new business and welcoming back companies who have not exhibited in the past few years. In all, Gen Con looks to again host over 270 exhibitors at Gen Con Indy 2010 which will take place at the Indiana Convention Center from August 5-8, 2010.
“Gen Con Indy 2009 was an amazing show both for attendees and exhibitors,” said Scott Elliott, senior director of sales for Gen Con LLC, “but some smaller companies couldn’t exhibit due to the tough 2009 economy. Gen Con is committed to small publishers and to entrepreneurs with game, science fiction and fantasy centric businesses. Entrepreneurs’ Avenue offers great value to support these businesses.”
The entrepreneurial rate will be offered to any exhibitor who has not exhibited since before 2007 or any exhibitor who has never exhibited with Gen Con in the past. Exhibitors who come in under this rate will be allowed to purchase only one 10x10 standard booth and be placed in Entrepreneur’s Avenue. Space in this area is limited, and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
In order to reward superior marketing of their presences at Gen Con Indy, Gen Con LLC will award a marketing fellowship to six Entrepreneurs’ Avenue exhibitors. Business recipients of this fellowship will receive a complimentary booth upgrade from a 100 square foot booth to a 200 square foot end cap booth in Entrepreneur’s Avenue, and will be featured in a special area of the Gen Con Indy 2010 program book. In order to apply for the Gen Con Marketing Fellowship, eligible exhibitors must submit their Gen Con Indy 2010 exhibitor application. Gen Con will then contact eligible candidates by email and provide the Gen Con Marketing Fellowship application documents. Gen Con will announce fellowship recipients in March 2010. For further details on this marketing fellowship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure game convention in North America. Its operations include Gen Con Indy and licensees for European and Asia Pacific Gen Con shows. It was acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, who owns the company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and community. For more information visit the website at www.gencon.com.
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VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced their list of DVD titles scheduled for release in January 2010. This includes the first box set of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN in regular and special editions, the next installments in POKÉMON ELEMENTS, as well as the latest episodic releases of the popular BLEACH and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series. VIZ Media DVD titles are distributed (in English) in the U.S and Mexico by Warner Home Video and in Canada by Allegro.Naruto Shippuden
SHONEN JUMP releases include:
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Special Edition Box Set 1 · Rated 'T+' for Older Teens · MSRP: $69.97 US / $99.99 CAN · Available January 26
Naruto Uzumaki is back! After two and a half years of training on the road with Jiraiya of the Sannin, Naruto is back in the Village Hidden in the Leaves, and he's ready to show off his new skills. He and Sakura team up to take on their old master Kakashi, who's pretty impressed with their progress. They'll have plenty of opportunity to put it into action when news arrives from the Sand Village that Gaara, Naruto's former rival and now Kazekage of the Sand, has been kidnapped! And the culprits are the very same group who are after Naruto--the Akatsuki! The Special Edition Box Set features 13 episodes on 3 discs and also includes a collectible NARUTO Shippuden Mininja figure.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Box Set 1 Standard Edition · Rated 'T+' for Older Teens · MSRP: $49.95 US / $71.99 CAN · Available January 26
DVD-only collection featuring 13 episodes from the hit series on 3 discs; (collectible figure is not included.)
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Volume 5 · Rated 'T+' for Older Teens · MSRP: $24.92 US / $35.99 CAN · Available January 12
Team Guy and Team Kakashi finally reach the Akatsuki hideout, only to encounter a tricky five-seal barrier that triggers an even stranger trap. While Team Guy face some pretty tough opponents--themselves!--Kakashi and Naruto must take off after Deidara who has absconded with Gaara. Sakura and Granny Chiyo are left behind to confront Sasori of the Red Sand. Granny Chiyo may be the only one with the ability to see through his many complex traps and skilled puppetry, but even one scratch from his poisoned weapons could mean instant death!
BLEACH Volume 24 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · MSRP: $24.92 US / $35.99 CAN · Available January 19
Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya is assigned to lead the defense of the Soul Society and mobilize the Soul Reapers to find and kill the intruding Bounts. But the Bount leader Jin Kariya has gathered a huge mob of ruffians and plans to use them in his quest for revenge. Meanwhile, it is discovered that Maki Ichinose, the banished Soul Reaper helping the Bounts, has infiltrated the Seireitei and has been secretly manipulating their data. What strategies will play out, and how can Ichigo and his allies stop them?
New POKÉMON Releases Include:
POKÉMON ELEMENTS, Volume 7: Psychic · Rated 'A' for All Ages · MSRP: $9.98 US/ $14.99 CAN · Available January 26
POKÉMON ELEMENTS, Volume 8: Dragon · Rated 'A' for All Ages · MSRP: $9.98 US / $14.99 CAN · Available January 26
Following the POKÉMON All Star series set, the POKÉMON: ELEMENTS collection consists of the most important episodes commemorating the different types of Pokémon characters. Each disc showcases a Pokémon type with three all-time favorite episodes.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and web site at www.VIZ.com.
Las Cruces Anime
The Las Cruces Anime Day
is proud to announce that it will be honored by the presence of Miss Monica Rial at its 2010 event as Guest of Honor.
Miss Rial, voice actress and ADR script adapter and director, has been working in the anime voice-over industry for ten years. As an actress for ADV Films and FUNimation Entertainment, she has lent her voice to over 150 anime titles. Miss Rial will be will be present at LCAD2010 interacting with attendees via panels, screenings and autograph sessions.
An event run by the El Paso Anime Coalition (EPAC) and sponsored by Anime Night!, a student organization at New Mexico State University (NMSU), LCAD2010 will take place on Saturday, January 30th, 2010 in NMSU's Corbett Center Student Union in Las Cruces, NM. Registration costs are $15 ($10 for EPAC09 attendees with badge, holder and lanyard) or $5 for a Dealers' Room-only pass.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
or visit http://www.lascrucesanimeday.org/
The Boston Comic Con, which will be held in April 2010, has just announced the addition of guests painter Joe Jusko, horror writer Tom Sniegoski, artist Michael Golden, and the Art Director of DC Comics, Mark Chiarello.
Check out the bios of the new quests below:
JOE JUSKO is one of the most well-recognized painters in the comic book industry. His career began at age 17 with a cover to Heavy Metal magazine which led to many more covers including a long run painting the covers of Savage Sword of Conan. Joe has worked for almost every major comic book publisher, producing hundreds of images for both covers and interiors, and his Marvel Masterpieces Trading Card series in the early 90s is credited with starting the trading card collecting boom. His recent work includes a fully painted Tomb Raider graphic novel, which won a Certificate of Merit from the prestigious Society of Illustrators.
MICHAEL GOLDEN’s realistic style and dynamic designs have influenced a generation of artists who grew up idolizing his work on Micronauts, G.I. Joe, Dr. Strange, The ‘Nam, Howard the Duck and more. He has also worked extensively in commercial illustration and animation. After a long hiatus from comic books, Michael has returned to the industry to great acclaim from fans and peers alike. The Boston Comic Con is excited to bring such an iconic artist to New England.
TOM SNIEGOSKI is a novelist and comic book scripter who has worked for every major company in the comic book industry. He has written tales featuring such characters as Hellboy, Batman, Wolverine, Devil Dinosaur, and the Punisher. His comic book work also includes Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails, a prequel miniseries to the international hit, Bone. Tom has collaborated several times with fellow Boston Comic Con guests Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, and Eric Powell.
MARK CHIARELLO is a graduate of Pratt Institute and as a painter worked on Batman/Houdini, countless covers for both Marvel and DC, and was the original colorist for Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. After becoming the Art Director of DC Comics, he edited the high profile and critically acclaimed series Batman: Black & White, Solo, and this past summer’s Wednesday Comics. Mark has also published a book of portraits of baseball players form the Negro Leagues. Boston Comic Con is honored to have him as guest and happy to announce that he will conduct a limited number of portfolio reviews. This is a rare opportunity for artists to show their work to the man in charge of the look of the DC Universe.
Find out more about Boston Comic Con by visiting their website at www.bostoncomiccon.com.
Those of you that got your 4 day passes to Comic Con International are in good shape. The 4 day passes have sold out in record time. If you did not get a 4 day pass and still want to atted, you will still have a chance. Single day tickets
will be available in mid-December.