Press Release: DC Entertainment – the industry leader in print and digital comics – will raise fan excitement to record-breaking levels with a number of announcements, creator signings, panels and celebrity appearances at New York Comic-Con. The impressive lineup of DC Entertainment activities takes place October 11-14 and cements New York Comic-Con’s position as one of the can’t-miss pop culture events of the year.
Stephen Amell – star of The CW’s highly-anticipated ARROW – will be on hand, along with an unprecedented lineup of comic book talent to give fans and attendees exclusive insight into DC Entertainment’s best-selling titles and iconic characters.
DC Entertainment will also debut its new, fully interactive booth experience at New York Comic-Con. First revealed at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, the state-of-the-art booth includes a demo area where fans can experience digital comic book reading on the iPad, Nook and Kindle and a green screen that will allow attendees to pose next to some of their favorite Super-Villains. Fans will also be able to purchase exclusive merchandise at the DC Entertainment booth for the first time, including top titles and a wide selection of DC Collectibles product.
DC Entertainment can be found at booth #1238. Here are some of the major stories fans can look forward to hearing about at the show – plus much more:
Following the historic, nationwide debut of “Arrow Day,” superstar comic book writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns joins the cast and creators of ARROW for an exclusive panel to provide new insights into the new television series on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the IGN Theater.
Con-goers and panel attendees will be treated to major, game-changing news announcements affecting the Man of Steel and the entire SUPERMAN family of titles.
Fans will also be treated to key revelations and jaw-dropping, beautiful art from the best-selling BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY event courtesy of writer Scott Snyder, artist Greg Capullo and an all-star cast of talent.
DC Entertainment will announce details on a new and unique partnership in support of WE CAN BE HEROES.
The literary event of the season will be a major point of interest, as the gritty graphic novel adaptation of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO speeds toward its November release.
Clues surround the next chapter in the epic GREEN LANTERN comic book saga, as fans will get hints at what’s coming their way in the pages of the RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY crossover event.
Vertigo fans will get a heavy dose of their favorite titles – along with some groundbreaking new additions, including SANDMAN, DJANGO UNCHAINED, GHOSTS and FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND and more.
MAD Magazine’s “Usual Gang of Idiots” will be on hand to discuss the arrival of Totally MAD, a hardcover book celebrating 60 years of the magazine’s sharp satire and biting parody. Fans will also have the chance to subscribe to MAD Magazine in the DC Entertainment booth.
Can’t make the Con? DC Entertainment’s website is the go-to place for exclusive announcements, creator access and artwork reveals and more. Visit the page at Con Away From Con page.
DC Entertainment’s New York Comic-Con 2012 panel schedule includes:
Thursday, October 11: 5:00-6:00pm – DC Collectibles 6:30-7:30pm – DC Comics – THE NEW 52: Superman
Friday, October 12: 10:15-11:00am – DC Entertainment: Talent Search 12:30-1:30pm – DC Entertainment: From Concept to Page 1:30-2:30pm – Vertigo: A View from the Cutting Edge of Comics 2:45-3:45pm – DC Comics: Green Lantern – The Third Army Arrives 4:15-5:15pm – DC Comics All Access: Before Watchmen
Saturday, October 13: 11:00am-12:00pm – DC Entertainment: Talent Search 12:15pm-1:15pm – Mad about MAD 1:30-2:30pm – DC Comics – THE NEW 52 4:00-5:00pm – Vertigo – Fables: 10th Anniversary! 5:15-6:15pm – DC Comics: Justice League
Sunday, October 14: 11:00am-12:00pm – DC Entertainment: Meet the Co-Publishers 12:15pm-1:15pm – DC Comics: Batman – Death Comes to Gotham 2:30-3:30pm – Drawing DC: Kids Edition
About ARROW: From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) and David Nutter (Smallville), hard-hitting action TV series Arrow reinvents the DC Comics hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime. The series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Colin Donnell (Pan Am), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), Willa Holland (The O.C.) with Susanna Thompson (Dragonfly) and Paul Blackthorne (The River). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will air Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW this fall.
About DC Entertainment: DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Press Release: The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of super-star artist, Greg Capullo, to the line-up of creators attending this year's show. The show, taking place on August 20-21, 2011, will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore.
Greg Capullo began his mainstream comic career in the early '90s, working on the Marvel titles Quasar, X-Force, and What If? In 1993, he left Marvel for the Image Comics series' Spawn, where he took over regular art duties with issue #26.
Over the course of his career, Capullo has provided covers and interior art for such Image titles as Spawn, Angela, The Creech and Haunt. In addition, his art as graced album covers for Korn and Disturbed. In 2007, his artwork was collected in the hard cover book, The Art of Greg Capullo, published by Image Comics.
"We're thrilled to have such a talented and prolific artist join the pool of talent already attending this year's show," said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Greg's previous work on Spawn and his work on Haunt were really well-received, so it's a real treat for our fans to have him on board."
Capullo was most recently announced as series artist on the DCnU Batman title which begins in September, when DC Comics will relaunch its entire line of superhero titles in the wake of their "Flashpoint" event.
"I was born to do Batman," said Capullo. "My mother has a drawing of Batman & Robin that I did when I was four years old. I'm finally fulfilling my destiny."
Confirmed guests for this year's Baltimore Comic-Con include: Guest of Honor, Stan "The Man" Lee; Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Nick Cardy (Aquaman, Teen Titans); Cliff Chiang (Greendale); Frank Cho (50 Girl 50, X-Men: Schism, New Ultimates); Todd Dezago (Super Hero Squad, The Perhapanauts); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics, Batman Confidential); Michael Golden (creator of Bucky O'Hare); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Brad Guigar (Evil, Inc., Courting Disaster); Steve Hamaker (Bone); Cully Hamner (Red, Red: Eyes Only); (Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic, Act-i-Vate); Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Zatanna); J.G. Jones (Doc Savage, DC Universe Legacies); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); Laura Martin (New Avengers, Thor); Mark Morales (Fear Itself cover artist); Kevin Nowlan (Wednesday Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); Craig Rousseau (Marvel Her-Oes); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Walter Simonson (Thor); Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL); Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0); Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics); Karl Story (DC Universe Legacies); Tim Truman (Conan the Cimmerian); Neil Vokes (Flesh & Blood, Eagle: The Original Adventures); and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).
In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.
This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 20th.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.
‘Buffyfest,’ ‘Batman,’ Julie Benz, Billy Dee Williams, Scott Thompson Panels Plus Fan Groups Parade, ‘Are You Smarter Than A Ghostbuster?’ Highlight Miami Comic Con Programming
‘Secrets of Pro Wrestling,’ Wizard Spotlights, ‘Wizard School’ and Costume Contests Also On Tap February 26-27 at Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC)
MIAMI, February 2011 – Wizard World Miami Comic Con today announced its diverse programming schedule, featuring unique celebrity Q&A’s, movie screenings, game shows, artist schools and more for the event, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27 at the Miami Airport Convention Center.
Some of the highlights include:
Rare Q&A panels with Scott Thompson and Julie Benz , as well as popular Comic Con guests Billy Dee Williams, Adam West and Burt Ward
“Are You Smarter than a Ghostbuster” featuring Wizard World’s favorite Ghostbuster, Ernie Hudson
“Buffyfest” with Nicholas Brendon and “Vampire Diaries” with Clare Kramer and Mercedes McNab
Troopers, knights, Ghostbusters and other groups take over the Convention floor with a parade of fan groups
Wizard Art School and Q&A’s featuring leading artists like Bill Sinkiewicz, Mike Grell, Phil Jimenez, Alé Garza, Michael Golden, Greg Horn and others
The popular adult costume contest and fun kids costume contest with great prizes
Miami Comic Con programming will take place in Room A and Room B at the Miami Airport Convention Center, and is included with admission to the event. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels. The full schedule is below:
11:30AM-12:00PM EXPOSED: SECRETS OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING Wrestlers Kevin Nash, Candice Michelle and Angela Fong give fans the low down on what’s real and what’s not in the world of professional wrestling. (Room B)
12:00-12:30PM JULIE BENZ Q&A As a star of hit shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Dexter" and "No Ordinary Family," Benz talks to fans about her extensive career, ups and downs in the industry and her thoughts on the new generation of sci-fi and fantasy on television. (Room A)
1:00-1:45PM BILLY DEE WILLIAMS Q&A Lando lands at Miami Comic Con, as the coolest man in Star Wars history sits down to take fan questions. (Room A)
FILIPE ANDRADE UNLEASHED Andrade dishes on his new X-Men project: X-Men Unleashed, and offers tips about sustaining a career in comics whether you live in Manhattan or Siberia. (Room B)
2:00-2:15PM GROUPS OF THE CON PARADE Join troopers, knights, Ghostbusters and more as they parade around the convention floor. (Starts/Ends at show floor main entrance)
2:15-3:00PM FIGHTING DEMOS Join Shire of Sangre del Sol, Shire of South Keep and the Shire of Sea March groups as they give basic fighting demos in the Wizard Arena. (End of Aisle 500)
2:00-2:45PM BUFFYFEST WITH NICHOLAS BRENDON Buffy's Xander Harris sits down to take fan questions about life during and after the pop culture phenomenon. (Room A)
THE CUTTING EDGE WITH BILL SIENKIEWICZ, DAVID MACK AND J .DAVID SPURLOCK Innovators Bill Sienkiewicz, David Mack, and J. David Spurlock discuss the wilder side of comics art. (Room B)
3:00-3:30PM ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A GHOSTBUSTER? WITH ERNIE HUDSON Think you know Ghostbusters? Go head-to-head with Mr. Winston Zeddemore himself, as the Orlando Ghostbusters test your movie knowledge of the 1984 classic. (Room A) TEX: THE ART OF MARK TEXEIRA The legendary Ghost Rider, Sabertooth, Wolverine artist talks with award-winning author J. David Spurlock (Room B)
3:30-4:00PM DISCUSSION: PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS WITH THE FLORIDA GHOST TEAM Florida Ghost Team members will discuss their experiences as paranormal investigators. Among the topics covered are team and equipment selection, investigative protocol, some of south Florida's haunted locations and a question and answer period with the audience. (Room A)
4:00-4:45PM BATMAN & ROBIN WITH ADAM WEST & BURT WARD The original ’60s Dynamic Duo reteams for this one-of-a-kind Q&A, where Batman and Robin drop their masks and talk about their lady co-stars, the villains they faced and the wild nights after the show! (Room A)
WIZARD SPOTLIGHT: JIM STARLIN Join award-winning Warlock and Captain Marvel writer-artist Jim Starlin, as he hosts a crash-course in comic writing. (Room B)
4:45-5:00PM MIAMI BALLROOM DANCERS Come watch this Miami dance troupe heat up the dance floor with an amazing cha-cha routine. (Room A)
5:00-5:45PM BEHIND THE SCENES OF “DANNY HUSK: THE HOLLOW PLANET” Scott Thompson (“The Kids in the Hall”) and Stephan Nilson (President of Frozen Beach Studios) will take you behind the scenes and into the pages of their newest graphic novel “Danny Husk: The Hollow Planet.” At the Q&A panel, several lucky attendees will win an autographed copy of “Danny Husk: The Hollow Planet,” the signed CGC preview of the OGN and a CGC certified autographed photo of Scott Thompson. (Room A)
BETWEEN THE LINES WITH ALÉ GARZA Fan-favorite artist Alé Garza takes fans on an artistic tour of his style and storytelling. (Room B)
6:00-6:30PM KID’S COSTUME CONTEST Bring any kids 10 and under for this special event with great prizes just for families and the youngsters. Hosted by Jarrett “The Defuser” Crippen. (Room A)
6:30-8:30PM COSTUME CONTEST Get your best costume together and come on down to Wizard’s Miami Comic Con costume contest for huge prizes and some of the craziest outfits you’ll see this weekend. Hosted by Jarrett “The Defuser” Crippen. (Room A)
8:30-9:00PM WHOSE COSPLAY IS IT ANYWAY? HOSTED BY MR. D Think you can be the last cosplay improv comic standing? If you think have the talent...the gumption...the testicular fortitude, to be wacky and spontaneous, and aren't afraid to make a fool of yourself, then come on down! This is an event where audience participation is encouraged! Each round is a different scene, and contestants will be eliminated until the last person standing is declared the COSPLAY IMPROV KING! For mature audiences only. (Room B)
9:00-9:45PM THE 3000 BRIGADE PRESENTS: THE ALMOST GOT EM’ – VILLAINS UNITE SHOW! This show is a parody of all aspects of convention, video game, comic, and anime fandom life. This time the 3000 Brigade will battle formidable foes, have sexy girls dances that interrupt everything, and of course ROCK YOUR SOCKS OFF in their 6th Spectacular Show! So be prepared to have your eyes and ears assaulted by the finest bunch of Cosplay/Comic Entertainers this side of the Mississippi. WARNING: This show can be crude, rude, explicit, and just plain wrong, so if you are easily offended please find something else to do at this fantastically awesome convention! (Room A)
Sunday 02/27 11:00-11:45AM WIZARD SPOTLIGHT: DENISE CROSBY Starring as Tasha Yar on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, Crosby dishes on her early exit from the series, her memories of the first episodes and how “Next Generation” continues to endure. (Room A)
WHO WANTS TO BE ON A REALITY SHOW?! HOSTED BY JARRETT “THE DEFUSER” CRIPPEN Have you ever wanted to be on a reality show? Are you curious as to what the producers are looking for? Come get inside tips about reality shows and what it takes to win from the winner of Stan Lee’s “Who Wants to be a Superhero?” Season II. The Defuser (Jarrett Crippen) will talk about and answer questions regarding the audition process, competition, living conditions and other topics related to his show and reality shows in general. (Room B)
12:00-12:30PM BUFFYFEST WITH CLARE KRAMER & MERCEDES MCNAB Kramer and McNab talk about their days as Glory and Harmony in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” (Room A)
PHIL JIMENEZ: BREAKING INTO COMICS The School of Visual Arts instructor and long-time comic pro covers the dos and don'ts on pitching yourself to comic companies and editors. (Room B)
12:00-1:00PM FIGHTING DEMOS Join Shire of Sangre del Sol, Shire of South Keep and the Shire of Sea March groups as they give basic fighting demos in the Wizard Arena. (End of aisle 500)
1:00-1:45PM RAY PARK Q&A The “X-Men” and “Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace” star engages fans in this one-of-a-kind Q&A, where he discusses his extensive film biography and his evolution to genre icon. (Room A)
STORYTELLING WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN No matter if you’re a writer, artist or a reader of comics, come for this sit-down with one of the most renowned storytellers in the business, Michael Golden, as he tells you a few tricks of the trade that will help you no matter what type of story you tell or enjoy, in whatever medium. It’s a rare opportunity to talk with the co-creator of X-Men Rogue, and groundbreaking penciler on such projects as Bucky O’Hare, The ’Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and much more. (Room B)
2:00-2:45PM BETWEEN THE LINES WITH MIKE GRELL The legendary comics icon behind classic Legion of Super-Heroes Tales and Warlord talks about his tips of the trade and shares his secrets from making it in comics. (Room A)
3:00-3:45PM WIZARD’S DIGITAL ART SCHOOL WITH GREG HORN Superstar Marvel and DC artist Greg Horn (Blackest Night covers) leads a discussion on digital art and takes you through his creative process. (Room A)
* Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Each room will be cleared between panels.
Miami Comic Con is the second stop on Wizard’s 2011 North American tour, which to date has 13 events scheduled. Hours are Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday, February 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Tickets are available in advance online at www.wizardworld.com/miami.html at up to a 20% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25 ($30 on site); two-day weekend tickets are $40 ($45 on site), 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.
The newly redesigned MACC will feature 172,000 square feet of luxurious, state-of-the-art meeting, social function and exhibition space. The adjacent 334-room Doubletree Hotel is also newly updated, with remodeled guest rooms, and new signature restaurant, lobby and lounge. The Doubletree is situated just three miles south of Miami International Airport (MIA), adjacent the Waterford Blue Lagoon Business District and seven miles from the Miami City Center, Bayside Marketplace and the Port of Miami, as well as just minutes away from Miami’s Internationally famous South Beach.
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) at Miami Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. Miami Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! This is Florida's best new Comic Con! Miami Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!
Boston Comic Con is honored to announce that comic book icon Neal Adams is the latest addition to an already extraordinary guest list for 2011! A Silver Age legend, Adams has been one of the most influential artists in the industry both on the page and behind the scenes.
From returning Batman to his dark and gritty roots to campaigning for creators’ rights, Adams holds the highest position of respect. His photorealistic art has graced the pages of The Brave and the Bold, Deadman, Uncanny X-Men, Avengers, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and most recently Batman: Odyssey. Be sure to come to Boston Comic Con on April 30 – May 1, 2011 to welcome Neal Adams to New England!
Other recent additions include Spawn artist Greg Capullo, Playboy cartoonist Gahan Wilson, Batman Beyond’s Ryan Benjamin, Marvel artist Stephanie Buscema, and returning guests Daixong Guo and Mark McKenna. Check out the convention website for full profiles of our guests and all the latest updates!
Previously announced guests include Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Mark Brooks, Mark Chiarello, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, and many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!
Tickets are now available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids get in free with a paid adult!
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently-run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. The convention will be held Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
The Steel City Con Celerates the 45th Anniversary of the classic Batman TV Series with Adam West
Pittsburgh, — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Pittsburgh based convention called the Steel City Con (http://www.steelcitycon.com) is celebrating 22 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy, Comic Book and Pop Culture Show on March 4-6, 2011 at the Monroeville Convention Center with a special appearance of Adam West. Many may be surprised to know that 2011 is the 45th Anniversary of the Classic ABC TV Series Batman. To celebrate this milestone, the Steel City Con is proud to announce a limited signing appearance from the Classic TV Batman himself, Adam West.
Adam West is a true American icon. His role as Batman in the classic television series and the 1966 feature film of the same name continues to be seen throughout the world more than 40 years after its debut. While Batman, and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, remains his signature role, Adam has a multitude of motion picture, theater, and TV credits to his name. He has made nearly 50 movies and has had roles in many TV series other than Batman. West has also lent his voice to animated characters in such well-known series as Family Guy, The Simpsons, Rugrats, Batman, Animaniacs, Jonny Bravo and many others.
More than 50 years after starting his career in Hollywood, Adam West continues to work consistently in TV and Film. His most recent work includes a guest starring role on the hit series 30 Rock and a viral video for Funny or Die. His undeniable talent and unique brand of humor have become truly iconic in entertainment and he continues to entertain fans around the world. More details on Mr. West’s appearance can be found on the steelcitycon.com web site.
Other guests appearing at the Steel City Con include Peter Tork, recording artist and actor from The Monkees fame. Mike Lookinland, who was “Bobby Brady” in the classic TV series The Brady Bunch. Yancy Butler, who portrayed “Sara Pezzini” in the Witchblade TV series. Seinfeld fans will be happy to meet Larry Thomas who played “the Soup Nazi.” Attendees can also expect to see 500 tables of new and vintage toys, comic books as well as a large number of Comic Book Artists, Writers and Illustrators.
Many Pop Culture fans are tired of paying high admission fees just to walk into a big show. The Steel City Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at a low price. With vendor space offered at a low cost dealers are able to sell their items to attendees for much less than conventions that charge a huge amount of money for dealer space. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http://www.steelcitycon.com
It will be like a trip to the Batcave for “Batman” fans as Burt Ward, who played “Robin” in the original television series, makes his first trip to New England Comic Con, October 15-17 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Ward joins Adam West (Batman) as New England Comic Con guests from the popular program, which ran from 1966-68 and has lived on for decades in syndication.
Though an avid comic fan growing up, Ward had somehow never read an issue of Batman when he first auditioned for the role of Robin. Quickly impressing the producers, Ward was cast as Robin alongside Adam West’s Batman for an unforgettable three season run that lasted 120 episodes.
The legacy of Batman has stayed with Ward throughout his career. He has reunited with West numerous times to reprise his role as Robin, and has also written an autobiography about his Batman experiences called Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights, signed copies of which will be available at New England Con.
Outside of Batman, Ward has appeared in Moving Targets, Homeboys In Outer Space, Alien Force, The Dwelling, Smoothtalker And Kill Crazy.
In recent years, Ward has founded a charitable organization called Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions, Inc, which rescues giant breed dogs like Great Danes and some smaller breed dogs. He also runs Logical Figments, a special effects contractor that provides graphics and animation for commercials and occasional feature films including Bulletproof Monk.
New England Comic Con runs from October 15-17, 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center. Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge in Boston at the New England Comic Con 2010 Wizard World Convention to celebrate the best in pop culture. New England Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles & More! New England Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!
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