Hallmark Introduces 2013 Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments at SDCC, NYCC and D23 Expo!

Hallmark - Man of Steel - Superman - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderHallmark continues its participation at the nation’s largest pop culture fan conventions with four Keepsake Ornaments exclusively developed for 2013 events.

Three ornament designs will be sold in limited quantities at Comic-Con International, to be held July 18-21 in San Diego, Calif., and at New York Comic Con, set for October 10-13 in New York City:

  • Wrath of the Rancor™ – Created especially for event sales, this ornament captures Luke Skywalker’s struggle with the savage creature dwelling below Jabba the Hutt’s palace as seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™.Hallmark - Wrath of the Rancor - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusive
  • U.S.S. Kelvin™ – As featured in the 2009 Star Trek movie, this Federation starship exclusive is a “battle-scarred” variant of the same Keepsake Ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores.Hallmark - Star Trek - U.S.S. Kelvin - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusive
  • Man of Steel – Inspired by this summer’s big-screen adventure of the same name, Superman is the subject of this event-exclusive Keepsake Ornament. Details and images of this ornament will be announced later this year.Hallmark - Man of Steel - Superman - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusive

At the D23 Expo 2013, slated for Aug. 9-11 in Anaheim, Calif., Hallmark will offer limited quantities of one design:

  • Cinderella’s Castle – Featuring battery-operated light and sound, this exclusive Keepsake Ornament will boast a different look from the ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown stores.Hallmark - Cinderella's Castle - Disney D23 Expo 2013 Exclusive

More information about Hallmark’s plans for these fan events will be announced closer to the respective dates.

Starting April 15, the 2013 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dream Book showing this year’s entire line of Keepsake Ornaments will be available in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at Hallmark.com.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 39,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.

via Hallmark Press Release

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Image Comics’ Complete Signing Schedule for New York Comic Con 2012

Image Comics’ complete signing schedule for New York Comic Con is now available! The schedule includes signings by top creators every day of the convention, October 11-14 in New York City’s Javits Center. Signings will take place at the Image Comics booth, #1229.

Several creators will also be signing convention exclusives, which Image unveiled on September 19. Details on the exclusives, as well as the panel schedule, can be found at Image Comics’ website.

Thursday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • 3:00-4:00   Haunt signing: Joe Casey and Nathan Fox
  • 4:00-5:00   Not My Bag signing: Sina Grace
  • 4:00-6:00   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
  • 5:00-6:00   Mind The Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo
  • 5:00-6:00   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
  • 6:00-7:00   Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
  • 6:00-7:00   The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine
  • 7:00-8:00   Comeback signing: Ed Brisson & Michael Walsh
  • 8:00-9:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris

Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

  • 10:00-11:00   Pigs and Choker signing: Ben McCool & Ben Templesmith
  • 11:00-12:00   Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber
  • 12:00-1:30   Mind the Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo
  • 1:00-2:00   Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)
  • 1:30-3:00   Luther Strode signing: Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore (ticketed)*
  • 3:00-4:00   Non-Humans signing: Glen Brunswick & Whilce Portacio
  • 3:30-5:30   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
  • 4:00-5:00   MacGyver signing: Lee David Zlotoff & Will Sliney
  • 4:00-5:00   The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine
  • 4:00-5:30   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
  • 5:00-6:00   D.O.G.s of Mars signing: Christian Weiser, Tony Trov & Johnny Zito
  • 5:00-6:00   Artifacts signing: Ron Marz (Top Cow)
  • 6:00-7:00   The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*

Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

  • 10:00-11:00   Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber
  • 11:00-12:00   Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
  • 11:00-12:30   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
  • 12:15-2:00   Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*
  • 1:00-2:00   Witch Doctor signing: Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (Skybound)
  • 2:00-3:00   Severed signing: Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, & Attilla Futaki (ticketed)*
  • 3:00-4:00   Top Cow Universe signing: Jeremy Haun, Nelson Blake II, David Hine, Tim Seeley, & Ron Marz
  • 4:00-5:00   Bedlam and Morning Glories signing: Nick Spencer & Rodin Esquejo (ticketed)*
  • 4:00-5:30   Teen Wolf signing: Tyler Posey, Jeff Davis & David Tischman (ticketed)*
  • 5:00-6:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris
  • 5:00-6:00   Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)
  • 6:00-7:00   The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*

Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • 10:15-12:00   Happy! signing: Grant Morrison (ticketed)*
  • 11:00-12:00   Super Dinosaur signing: Jason Howard (Skybound)
  • 12:00-1:00   Black Kiss 2 signing: Howard Chaykin
  • 1:00-3:00   Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*
  • 3:00-4:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris (writer/artist)
  • 3:30-5:00   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
  • 4:00-5:00   Valentine signing: Alex de Campi & Christine Larsen

*Tickets will be available at the Image Comics booth (#1229) on the day of the signing. One ticket per person will be available for each ticketed signing beginning at the start of the show each day and only while supplies last. No purchase necessary.

All signings are subject to change. Check at the Image Comics booth for up-to-date signing schedules. Keep up with what’s happening at the Image Comics booth by following us on Twitter (@ImageComics)!

via Image Comics Press Release

Marvel Celebrates New York Comic Con 2012 with Exclusive Items!

Limited-edition items created exclusively for New York Comic Con will be on sale at Booth #1838!

Marvel is bringing the biggest creators and announcements to this year’s New York Comic Con (Oct. 11-14), but there’s a surprise: this year, all-new, exclusive Marvel items will be for sale only at the Marvel booth (#1838)!

Marvel and New York City have always shared a special relationship. And, in celebration of New York Comic Con, Marvel has designed a small number of exclusive products specifically for this show. These items have been produced in limited quantities and will only be available for purchase* at the Marvel booth (#1838) while supplies last. This is your only chance to own these once-in-a-lifetime souvenirs straight from the House of Ideas!

Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 ‘Battle of New York’ T-Shirt
(Price: $20.00 each, Sizes S-XXL)

We know you saw and loved Marvel’s The Avengers blockbuster film, but now you can show the world you survived the big screen super hero battle that still has your jaws on the floor! Available in sizes S-XXL (while supplies last), this limited-edition t-shirt featuring art by Matt Ferguson lets your friends know that you were there when the Avengers assembled for the first time and that you did Survive The Battle Of New York. You can purchase this t-shirt exclusively at the Marvel booth (#1838), but sizes will go quickly!

Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 ‘Avengers Album’ T-Shirt
(Price: $20.00 each, Sizes S-XXL)

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have assembled to save the world…and record a hit single? That’s the case in this all-new, limited-edition t-shirt featuring art by Joey Spiotto and available in sizes S-XXL (while supplies last). If you’ve ever wanted to bust a move to an Avengers’ hit single or dance like the Hulk, this is the shirt for you, available only at the Marvel booth (#1838)!

Marvel Exclusive Avengers VS. X-Men #12 – NYCC 2012 Avengers Variant
(Price: $10.00 each)

The conclusion to this year’s biggest comic book event is here and features a special variant cover by superstar FANTASTIC FOUR artist Ryan Stegman. There’s no better way to show your allegiance for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes than to purchase the limited-edition AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 – NYCC 2012 Avengers Variant at the Marvel booth (#1838).

Marvel Exclusive Avengers VS. X-Men #12 – NYCC 2012 X-Men Variant
(Price: $10.00 each)

Also, the Marvel booth will feature a special variant cover by superstar ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES artist Billy Tan. Tired of being hated and feared by a world you’re sworn to protect? Then you better show your support for the X-Men by purchasing the limited-edition AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 – NYCC 2012 X-Men Variant at the Marvel booth (#1838).

Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 Rocket Raccoon Mug by Joe Quesada
(Price: $12.00 each)

Everyone wants a good cup o’ joe, but some mornings you just need a drink that’s out of this world! Get ready to protect the Marvel Universe with this limited-edition coffee mug featuring Guardians of the Galaxy favorite Rocket Raccoon, as depicted by Marvel Chief Creative Officer & superstar artist, Joe Quesada, in an all-new piece of art!

Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 Spider-Man Lithograph
(Price: $10.00 each)
Celebrate the World’s Greatest Super Hero with this limited-edition lithograph featuring a top secret piece of art by one of Marvel’s superstar artists. There’s never been a bigger year for the Spider-Man and this is your chance to own an exclusive piece of commemorative memorabilia! This litho will have a very limited production, so swing on over to the Marvel booth (#1838) and get one now, before they are completely sold out!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along with the Marvel Events App and at events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

*Please Note that only Credit Cards will be accepted for purchase and taxes will be charged for applicable items

via Marvel

Science Invades New York Comic Con with FIREFLY, ODDITIES and STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW

– SCIENCE Presents NYCC Panels for BROWNCOATS UNITE: FIREFLY’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW and ODDITIES at the Javits Center on October 13 and 14, 2012 –

SCIENCE today announced that it will descend upon the East Coast’s ultimate comics and pop culture convention with three exclusive panels at this year’s New York Comic Con, taking place October 11 – 14. Headlined by the exclusive sneak peek of the definitive FIREFLY reunion event BROWNCOATS UNITE, the network’s appearance at this event features a star-studded lineup of top talent, producers and never-before-seen footage, along with numerous buzz-worthy surprises. SCIENCE also will present for a panel STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW with the Top 10 iTunes podcast kingpins, Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, who will investigate the magic behind comic book movies. New York’s favorite masters of the macabre ODDITIES also will make their mark with a show-and-tell NYCC won’t soon forget.

On Saturday evening, October 13, the IGN Theater at the Javits Center will be the place for all things shiny and the site of one big FIREFLY reunion party. Since making its debut on SCIENCE in 2011, the show has become an audience favorite, attracting an army of both new and veteran fans of the Joss Whedon series to the network. It has been 10 years since the crew of the Serenity took flight and now SCIENCE will give New York Comic Con an exclusive sneak peek of BROWNCOATS UNITE: FIREFLY’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, which makes its world premiere debut on SCIENCE on Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. From behind-the-scenes with those directly involved to never-before seen footage, SCIENCE is going to have something for both old and new fans alike.

STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW’s own genius generalists Josh Charles and Chuck Bryant make their freshman New York Comic Con appearance to record a live edition of their top-10 iTunes downloaded HOW STUFF WORKS podcast. Josh and Chuck will lead Comic Con’s fans in the 360-degree the History of Comic Book Movies with surprise guests and exclusive giveaways, and will also reveal hidden scenes from their upcoming SCIENCE series STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, premiering in January 2013.

NYCC was buzzing last year with the appearance of the cast from one of SCIENCE’S most popular shows, ODDITIES. This year, join Mike Zohn, Evan Michelson and Ryan Matthew as they open the door to their famed East Village antique shop, Obscura, for the most extreme form of show-and-tell. These purveyors of the peculiar will unveil a sneak peak of their upcoming season, holiday specials and reveal to fans some of their most bizarre finds exclusively to the New York Comic Con audience.

“We are the network that puts the “science” in “science fiction.” SCIENCE had a great experience at New York Comic Con last year and we’re turning up the volume with a mind-blowing lineup of smart, lean-forward programming and panels that will shake up the fans at NYCC,” says Debbie Adler Myers, General Manger and Executive Vice President of SCIENCE.

“This is a great line-up of guests and panels and we are grateful to SCIENCE for providing this awesome programming at our show,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President and Show Manager for New York Comic Con.  “The pop-culture universe is ever expanding and NYCC is intent on including everything that may be of interest to our fans. I am happy that SCIENCE sees so much value in our show and I look forward to making their participation a huge success. We will have thousands of fans eager to catch these great panels.”
For more information on this year’s lineup, please visit: SCIENCECHANNEL.com and New York Comic Con at http://www.NewYorkComicCon.com.

SCIENCE PANELS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012
Friday, October 12
STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW With Josh & Chuck: The History of Comic Book Movies
Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Location: 1A21
In the beginning, comic books that were turned into movies sucked. Fortunately for us, Hollywood’s motto when it comes to bringing superheroes to life is try, try again. What’s resulted is an evolution in sophistication of not just effects, but also a deeper understanding of the characters themselves. Join Science Channel and HowStuffWorks’ Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, hosts of the Top 10 iTunes podcast, Stuff You Should Know, as well as a few surprise guests, as they explore the campy beginnings of comic book movies, from Batman to today’s mind-blowing super-realism of Watchmen and The Dark Knight. Audience participation is expected – especially to collect limited edition New York Comic Con exclusive giveaways from Science Channel.

Saturday, October 13 
ODDITIES ANTIQUE ROAD SHOW
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM 1A08
Join the cast of Science Channel’s hit series Oddities, Evan Michelson, Mike Zohn, and Ryan Matthews as they appraise some of their most macabre, bizarre and obscure items. They will open the doors of their famed East Village shop Obsucra Antiques and Oddities, the Big Apple’s epicenter of the eccentric, pop culture’s Mecca of the macabre to New York Comic Con for the first time, to interact with fans to talk about what’s in store for their new season. Surprise guest appearances and exclusive footage as well as NYCC giveaways will be on hand. Join the purveyors of peculiarities Evan, Mike and Ryan, where weird is the new normal. [ODD FOLKS?]

Saturday, October 13
FIREFLY TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EVENT: FIRST LOOK!
Time: 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Location: IGN Theater
Capacity: 3000
It has been 10 years since the crew of the Serenity took flight in Joss Whedon’s short-lived but now infamous show FIREFLY. SCIENCE will give New York Comic Con an exclusive sneak peek at their 10th Anniversary Special Event making its world premiere on 11/11/12. From behind-the-scenes with those directly involved to never-before seen footage, SCIENCE is going to have something for both old and new fans alike. Captain ‘Mal’ Reynolds and the crew from the ship are calling all Browncoats to unite at the 2012 New York Comic Con. Special surprise guests and exclusive New York Comic Con giveaways are just the beginning. SHINY.

About SCIENCE
SCIENCE, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.” The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by curiosity, SCIENCE looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard. SCIENCE and the SCIENCE HD simulcast reach more than 68 million U.S. households. The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.comfacebook.com/ScienceChannel and twitter.com/ScienceChannel.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 200 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 140 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

via Science Press Release

Ben Folds Five to Perform at New York Comic Con

Opening Night Concert Free for VIP and 4-Day Ticket Holders!
Appearance is part of band’s 2012 reunion tour

Officials at New York Comic Con (NYCC) are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed and renowned alternative rock trio Ben Folds Five will perform at NYCC in an opening night concert. This exclusive concert appearance for the fans attending NYCC will be part of the band’s reunion tour following the release of their first new album in 13 years called The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind . Ben Folds Five will perform in the IGN Theater at NYCC on Thursday, October 11 at 8:00 PM, presented by WD, maker of digital storage and home entertainment products. The concert is free for NYCC VIPs and 4-Day ticket holders with entrance provided on a first come, first served basis. Badges must be presented at the door.

This year’s New York Comic Con, which attracted over 100,000 fans last year, will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at Manhattan’s Javits Center. The extravaganza attracts top talent and major artists from all areas of the pop culture universe including comics, film, television, music, books and gaming.

Ben Folds Five reunited last year to record three new songs for the career-spanning compilation The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective. At that time the band hit on ideas that yielded their first new material since 1998’s The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner which has led them back into the studio to record a new album. Ben Folds has noted that when the trio, which includes bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee, got together for the compilation their time together was very creatively productive. He notes: “I just started throwing ideas out there, one after the other, and they were all coming together and sounding like something from another album, like an album in the future. We really found ourselves very interested in making another sound.”

In commenting on the exclusive concert engagement, Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President and Show Manager for New York Comic Con, notes: “This is an awesome way to be kicking off this year’s edition of New York Comic Con, and it is definitely a statement about the type of high quality programming and entertainment that we plan to deliver to our fans on all fronts. We are all about providing killer content from all strains of popular culture. This is simply the latest in a long line of notable announcements that we will continue to make right up to our show. We are grateful to Ben Folds Five for agreeing to fit us into their tour schedule and for getting our 2012 event off to such an auspicious start. The IGN Theater will be packed with fans on Thursday, October 11!”

As noted, New York Comic Con spans the pop culture universe, welcoming guests from the worlds of movies, television, anime, manga and video games and providing a home to all that is new, nerdy and cool. In the past, this has included performances from stand-up comics, dinners with all-star chefs and panel discussions with names in fields ranging from cryptid research to theoretical physics. NYCC is proud to be building on this tradition by playing host to Ben Folds Five. The band has been a part of the broader pop culture world since 1994 and their appearance at NYCC will be an opening highlight, ushering in a show filled with pop culture celebrities, guests and entertainment activities.

“Ben Folds Five personifies the inspiration and creative courage that attendees of New York Comic Con so much embrace and that we applaud at WD,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president for WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. “We support artists, hobbyists and creative professionals of all types as we know their digital storage devices need to be reliable and entertainment products effortless to use and of the highest quality.”

WD will be showcasing its newest home networking products, which accelerate movies, video and gaming, delivering a premium high-definition entertainment experience. Truly fitting New York Comic Con style, WD’s showcase will be in a 34-foot Airstream trailer, wrapped in flashy images and parked inside the Show Floor (Booth #1167).

Tickets for New York Comic Con in 2012 are currently available for purchase at www.NewYorkComicCon.com. Anyone interested in exhibiting at New York Comic Con should contact Larry Settembrini, Larry@ReedPOP.com. Other information about the show, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at facebook.com/NewYorkComicCon and twitter.com/NY_Comic_Con . Organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comic, entertainment and anime announcements.

ABOUT BEN FOLDS FIVE
Ben Folds Five
, the groundbreaking trio who changed the course of indie rock in the mid-1990s, has re-formed and is releasing The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, the group’s first album of new music in 13 years.

Ben Folds Five is Ben Folds (piano), Robert Sledge (bass) and Darren Jessee (drums) who emerged from Chapel Hill, NC in 1994. The trio’s high energy gigs garnered an intensely loyal fanbase and BFF signed first with an indie releasing their first eponymously titled album featuring the classics “Underground” and “Philosophy.” Then a move to the majors wrought 1997′s watershed album Whatever And Ever Amen. A slice of pure pop perfection, the album introduced the ballad “Brick,” broke the band commercially and sold more than two million copies worldwide. BFF recorded its last album, 1999′s The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner , which included the single “Army,” before disbanding in 2000.

The trio briefly reunited for a one-off live performance of The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner on MySpace in 2008 and in 2011, the original three members recorded three new studio tracks for The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective, a career-spanning Ben Folds anthology. The old magic seemed to be rekindled.

BFF gave its first concert in more than a decade to a spellbound audience at New York’s Mountain Jam Festival on June 2, 2012. That was followed by a short run of key US summer festivals in June including Bonnaroo, Milwaukee Summerfest, and Old St. Patrick’s Church Block Party in Chicago.

The band returns to the road this Fall with a major North American tour. November will see BFF performances at Australia’s two-week Harvest Festival followed by tours of the UK and Ireland. In 2013, Ben Folds Five will go to Japan, Korea and elsewhere in the Pacific Rim as well as returning for more North American shows.

ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

via NYCC Press Release

New York Comic Con (NYCC) 4-Day Tickets To Go On Sale Tuesday, January 3 At 12 Noon!

Officials Announce Extended Hours with More Panels and Screenings on Thursday of Show!!

Just in time to welcome the New Year, New York Comic Con (NYCC) organizers have today announced that 4-Day tickets for the 2012 pop culture extravaganza in New York City will go on sale tomorrow, January 3, 2012 at 12 noon EST.  The 4-Day ticket provides an exclusive pass to New York Comic Con on Thursday (October 11) as the convention will be open on that day to only Pros, Press, VIPs and fans who purchase a 4-Day ticket!  Officials also note that more panels and screenings will be added to the schedule on Thursday and the convention will have extended hours on Thursday with the show floor open from 3pm – 9pm.

The dates for this year’s New York Comic Con are Thursday, October 11 – Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.  NYCC organizers note that right now they are only selling the exclusive 4-Day tickets.   Last year the 4-Day tickets sold out so fans are encouraged to mark their calendar and buy their tickets early!  Meanwhile, 3-Day tickets will go on sale later this Spring and Single Day tickets will go on sale in the Summer.  All tickets for the convention may be purchased at www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

VIP tickets will go on sale in the early Summer of 2012. So if you want to upgrade to VIP, you will have to purchase a ticket now and then either call (888) 605-6059 or (203) 840-5635. The other option is that you MUST first purchase the VIP ticket online and then email upgradetickets@reedexpo.com to request a refund for the full amount of your regular ticket. (Make sure you purchase the VIP ticket first and then send the e-mail for the upgrade so you are assured of getting your VIP ticket before they sell out.) — It looks like either way you must buy a ticket now!

Tickets for New York Comic Con in 2011 were completely sold out and officials note that exhibit space for last year’s show was also sold out.  Customers interested in signing up for NYCC in 2012 should contact Larry Settembrini at lsettembrini@reedexpo.com.  Other information about the show, 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.

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About ReedPOP:
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans.  The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo.  The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Warner Bros. TV at New York Comic Con 2011

Start spreadin’ the news! Stars and producers of Nikita, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and MAD will all be a part of New York Comic Con 2011, as Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation bring iconic stars and genre properties back to The Big Apple on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.

Highlights include:

  • Nikita (Fridays 8/7c The CW) stars Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca, and producer Albert Kim will headline the show’s panel, screen a special highlight reel, discuss upcoming episodes from the show’s second season and answer questions from fans.
  • After unveiling exclusive new footage at NYCC 2010, Warner Bros. Animation and executive producer Bruce Timm will present the world-premiere screening of the complete first episode of Green Lantern: The Animated Series (coming soon to Cartoon Network) during the show’s panel session.
  • The team behind Warner Bros. Animation’s hit MAD animated television series (Mondays 8:45/7:45c Cartoon Network) and DC Comics’ MAD Magazine will explore the world of MAD and wisecrack their way through a Q&A with fans.
  • For continuing information about the Studio’s plans at New York Comic Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom and use the #WBNYCC hashtag.

Here is the complete WBTV and WBA New York Comic Con schedule:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. Green Lantern: The Animated Series World Premiere Screening and Conversation with Bruce Timm — World-renowned producer, artist, animator and Comic Con favorite Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) will be on hand to unveil Green Lantern: The Animated Series, his latest television project from Warner Bros. Animation, coming soon to Cartoon Network. New York Comic Con attendees will be treated to the world premiere screening of this all-new CG action-adventure animated series, and will take part in a moderated Q&A with an animation icon. Room 1A10
  • 1:30–2:00 p.m. Green Lantern: The Animated Series Signing at the DC Comics booth #1254
  • 2:45–3:45 p.m. Nikita Special Video Presentation and Q&A Nikita returns to NYCC with series stars Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible 3), Shane West (ER) and Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass) joining producer Albert Kim to reveal classified video and information. The second season finds Nikita and Michael on the run with a black box containing the government’s darkest secrets. Leading the hunt for them is Alex … and she knows all of Nikita’s tricks. From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Nikita airs Fridays at 8/7c on The CW. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nikita and follow The CW on Twitter @CW_network.  IGN Theater
  • 5:30–6:00 p.m. Nikita Signing at the DC Comics booth #1254

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

  • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. MAD Signing at the DC Comics booth #1254
  • 12:15–1:15 p.m. MAD Special Video Presentation and Q&A MAD is more than just the best-selling humor magazine in the nation — it’s also the inspiration for the hit animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, now in its second season on Cartoon Network! Find out what’s happening with the Usual Gang of Idiots in this panel featuring MAD Magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano and MAD series producer Kevin Shinick. MAD airs Mondays at 8:45/7:45c on Cartoon Network.  Room 1A24

Outer Space Men on Sale at New York Comic Con (NYCC)

Waves 3 & 4 of the Beta Phase Outer Space Men figures will be in hand and on sale at the 2011 New York Comic Con from two amazing toy retailers – Action Figure Xpress & Toy Tokyo!

Brought to life by action figure legends Four Horsemen Toy Design and the original Outer Space Men creator Mel Birnkrant, the Beta Phase OSM wave 3 will have a production run of only 300 total pieces each and only 200 of those will be sold exclusively at the 2011 New York Comic Con through Action Figure Xpress (AFX – booth #1846)! Wave 3 will retail for $25.00 per pair.

Beta Wave OSM: Commander Comet will be a radiant translucent yellow and comes with his crossbow, angelic wings and neon orange staff & helmet! Like all OSM figures, Commander Comet features a “pop & play” system made famous by Onell Designs’ Glyos figure line and are completely compatible with all Glyos figures!

Beta Wave OSM: Mystron will be a vibrant translucent red and comes with his dragon blaster, demonic wings, curled tail, and neon orange staff & helmet! Like all OSM figures, Mystron features a “pop & play” system made famous by Onell Designs’ Glyos figure line and are completely compatible with all Glyos figures!

Brought to life by action figure legends Four Horsemen Toy Design and the original Outer Space Men creator Mel Birnkrant, the Beta Phase OSM wave 4 will have a production run of only 300 total pieces each and only 200 of those will be sold exclusively at the 2011 New York Comic Con through Toy Tokyo (booth #976)! Wave 4 will retail for $25.00 per pair!

Beta Wave OSM: Alpha 7 – the most diminutive of the Outer Space Men – will be a radiant translucent green and comes with his rocket back pack and neon orange lazer gun & helmet! Like all OSM figures, Alpha 7 features a “pop & play” system made famous by Onell Designs’ Glyos figure line and are completely compatible with all Glyos figures!

Beta Wave OSM: Electron+ will be a vibrant translucent blue and comes with his neon orange electro-staff, lazer blaster, chest pod & helmet! Like all OSM figures, Electron+ features a “pop & play” system made famous by Onell Designs’ Glyos figure line and are completely compatible with all Glyos figures!

Plus, for those of you that can’t make it to the big show, there will be an extremely limited number of these figures being sold through Store Horsemen after New York Comic Con as four figure sets.

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MTV Invades the Big Apple, Bringing Monsters and the Best of Animation to New York Comic Con October 14 – 15

MTV will be bringing the all-new Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head, new animated comedy Good Vibes, and scripted horror-comedy series Death Valley to NY Comic-Con this year, with panels scheduled on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15.  Fans will be treated to exclusive first looks at upcoming episodes and clips from the series, along with autograph signings with the casts and cool free merchandise.  In addition, comics legend Stan Lee will join MTV Comics executive editor Tom Akel as they announce the winners of the talent search to write and illustrate “The Seekers.”

Join Beavis and Butt-Head creator and executive producer Mike Judge, along with moderator Luke Wilson (“Old School,” “The Royal Tennenbaums”), for a discussion about the legendary duo of “Beavis and Butt-Head’s” return to MTV, and to get a sneak peek of exclusive footage of the show.  The panel will take place on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m., in Room 1A10, and Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head premieres on MTV Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“Good Vibes” voice talent Adam Brody (“The OC”), Josh Gad (“Book of Mormon”), Debi Mazar (“Entourage”) and Olivia Thirlby (“Bored to Death”),  along with creator David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express,” “Your Highness”) and executive producers Tom Brady and Brad Ableson (“The Simpsons”), and Mike Clements (“Life and Times of Tim,” “Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea”), will sit down with Baba Booey himself, Gary Dell’Abate, executive producer of “The Howard Stern Show” for the past 28 years, to discuss the new series.  Fans will also be treated to the world premiere of the pilot episode during the panel, and it will be available in its entirety on MTV.com following the session.  The Good Vibes panel will take place on Friday, October 14 at 10:45 a.m., in Room IA22, and the series premieres on MTV  Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Death Valley cast members Tania Raymonde (“Lost”), Charlie Sanders (Funny or Die’s “The Big Dog”), and Texas Battle (“Final Destination 3,” “Dragonball,” “Coach Carter”)  will join producers Spider One and Eric Weinberg, in a discussion about this genre-busting horror-comedy show, and will also get an exclusive first look at a future episode of the series.  The Death Valley panel will take place on Saturday, October 15 at 3:45 p.m., in Room 1A22, and the series airs on Monday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Join comics legend Stan Lee and MTV Comics Executive Editor Tom Akel as they announce the winners of the talent search to write and illustrate “The Seekers.” Get your first look at the art and story from Stan’s new epic and meet the creative team. You’ll also get a sneak peek at some new projects from MTV Comics and a special appearance by our Mystery Guest. Plus an exclusive gift for the first 100 attendees.  MTV Comics and Stan Lee’s “The Seekers” panel will take place on Friday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m., in Room 1A06.

Mike Judge’s  “Beavis and Butt-Head”
In 1993, Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butt-Head, and MTV knocked their heads together and launched a cartoon series starring a couple of lunkheads and unwittingly started an animated pop culture revolution.  Now, Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to MTV on Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT to unleash upon “Jersey Shore,” viral videos and more!  See footage from the new episodes, and join Mike Judge as he discusses the duo’s return to MTV!   Fans who attend the panel will receive some sweet “Beavis and Butt-Head” swag.

Good Vibes
This half-hour coming-of-age comedy follows transplanted Jersey boy Mondo (voiced by Josh Gad) and his best bud Woodie (voiced by Adam Brody) as they surf the biggest waves, hit the wildest parties and chase the prettiest girls in Play Del Toro – a colorful California beach community.  The all-star ensemble cast also features voice appearances by Debi Mazar as ‘Babs’ Mondo’s mom; Alan Tudyk as ‘Lonnie,’ a burnt-out but wise beach bum; Danny McBride as ‘Ms. Teets,’ a massively overweight and inappropriate human sexuality teacher; Olivia Thirlby as ‘Jeena,’ the beautiful girl of Mondo’s dreams; Jake Busey as ‘Turk,’ an obnoxious local surfer and bully; and Tony Hale as ‘Wadska,’ a charmingly nerdy and delusional friend.

The series was created by David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express,” “Your Highness”) and is animated by Six Point Harness.  Executive producers include Green, as well as Tom Brady (“The Simpsons”), Tom Werner (“Roseanne,” “That 70’s Show”), Mike Clements (“Life and Times of Tim,” “Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea”) and Brad Ableson (“The Simpsons”).  Clay Spencer serves as the executive in charge of production for MTV.  “Good Vibes” premieres on MTV on Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

“DEATH VALLEY”
MTV’s horror-comedy Death Valley is a scripted series that follows the ‘Undead Task Force’ (UTF), a newly formed division of the LAPD, documentary-style, as they capture the monsters that roam the streets of California’s San Fernando Valley.  In a world where vampires, werewolves and zombies live freely, “Death Valley” is a fun, comedic non-stop thrill ride featuring chases, hardcore kills and bizarre encounters.  The series airs Monday nights at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

“Death Valley stars Tania Raymonde (“Lost”), Bryan Callen (“The Hangover”), Caity Lotz (“Mad Men”), Bryce Johnson (‘Sleeping Dogs Lie”), Texas Battle (“Final Destination 3,” “Dragonball,” “Coach Carter”) and Charlie Sanders (Funny or Die’s “The Big Dog”).

Death Valley is executive produced by Eric Weinberg (“Californication,” “Scrubs”), Austin Reading (“Spike TV’s Scream Awards,” “FEARnet”), Julie Kellman Reading and Tim HealySpider One is co-executive producer. Tony DiBari is executive producer for MTV, and Matthew Parillo is the MTV executive in charge of production

PANEL AND AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Good Vibes

  • Panel:  10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Room IA22
  • Autograph Signing:  1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Autographing Table 8

MTV Comics and Stan Lee’s “The Seekers”

  • Panel: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Room 1A06

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Death Valley

  • Panel:  3:45 p.m. –  4:45 p.m., Room 1A22
  • Autograph Signing:  5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Room 1E06

Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head

  • Panel:  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Room 1A10 (MTV Theater)
  • Autograph Signing:  8:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m., Room 1E07

About MTV
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.

Jim Hanley’s Pre-NYCC (New York Comic Con) Mega Event is Wednesday, October 12!

Jim Hanley’s Universe presents a huge signing event featuring a variety of creators from a selection of innovative titles, Wednesday, October 12th – the day before NYCC begins!

Signing copies of their latest books will be Ben McCool (Pigs, Choker), Nathan Edmondson (Who is Jake Ellis?), Chris & Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther), Edwin Huang (Skullkickers), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Charles Soule (Twenty Seven), Jeff Cahn (Red Spike), Owen Wiseman (Samurai’s Blood), David Baxter (Marksmen) and more!  

Even cooler, the first 50 people to buy a comic from any of the attending creators will receive a FREE copy of the September 2011 edition of HEAVY METAL magazine. We’ll have drinks and snacks available on hand and plan to party down with our diverse lineup of personalities.

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

Map from NYCC to Jim Hanley’s Universe in the heart of Manhattan!

Thursday, October 13 is our NYCC Preview Night signing featuring some of the hottest creators behind DC’s New 52! Joining us are Joshua Fialkov (I, Vampire and the red-hot new Image Book Last of the Greats), Eric Wallace (Mr. Terrific), Sterling Gates (Hawk and Dove), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing) and more!

This incredible JHU NYCC Preview Night Event will take place at our Manhattan Location, Wednesday, October 13th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm! EXCLUSIVELY at Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City, Where Fans and Creators Meet!

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