Tampa Bay Comic Con Brings Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, Drake Bell and Comic Creators

Tampa Bay Comic Con - The Walking Dead - Ultimate Spider-Man - HeaderLauren Cohan - Tampa Bay Comic Con - The Walking DeadThe Tampa Bay Comic Con is just days away! The Tampa Bay Comic Con is April 6-7 and will bring to the city of Tampa, two actresses from AMC’s The Walking DeadLauren Cohan and Emily Kinney. In addition, actor and musician, Drake Bell who is known for starring in the Superhero Movie, the voice of Spider-Man in Ultimate Spider-Man and  Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh. These special guests will be signing autographs for attendees throughout the weekend. Emily Kinney and Drake Bell will be in attendance on both days of the convention. Lauren Cohan will be in attendance on Sunday only.

Emily Kinney - Tampa Bay Comic Con - The Walking DeadIn addition, the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s guest list is set to include a talented array of professional comic book creators. Among them are: Rich Buckler, (1970s era Marvel Comics artist), Jenny Frison (Hack & Slash artist), Arthur Suydam  (Walking Dead and Marvel Zombies artist), Bob Layton (Iron Man artist), Luke McDonnell (Iron Man artist), Joe Jusko (Conan, Vampirella), Clayton Crain (Carnage, Ghost Rider) and Clay Mann (X-Men).

Drake Bell - Tampa Bay Comic Con - Ultimate Spider-ManThe Tampa Bay Comic Con will feature over 100 exhibitor/vendor tables where convention attendees can browse through a large selection of inventory including: comic books, cards, toys, t-shirts, magazines, artwork, Star Wars merchandise and much more. All attendees are also welcome to attend all convention panels (which will include Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney and Drake Bell’s panel Q&A) and contests!

The Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $15.00 for 1-day or $25 for 2-days, and FREE for children (12 and under). Parking is FREE. Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s online “Hotel/Travel” section for special discounted room rates. The address is:

Doubletree Hotel
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

via Tampa Bay Comic Con Press Release

Boston Comic Con 2012 is This Weekend!

Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, Joe Sinnott, Bernie Wrightson, Ivan Reis, Steve Epting, Jill Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Renae De Liz, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Becky Cloonan, David Petersen, Alex Maleev, Jeremy Bastian, Katie Cook, Tom Raney, Chrissie Zullo, Joe Benitez, Mark Brooks, Jamal Igle, Jim Cheung, Tim Sale, Skottie Young, Stephanie Buscema, Ben Templesmith, Cliff Chiang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Geof Darrow, Joe Quinones, and many more!

Also, for the first time in a long time and most likely the last time, appearing in one room together are the LEGENDS OF MAD MAGAZINE – Al Feldstein, Al Jaffee, and Paul Coker.

Marvel Comics will be in the house conducting artist portfolio revues searching for that next young gun artist!

We’ve got GAMING, ARTIST PANELS, COSTUME CONTEST, FILM FESTIVAL, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, and our first ever ART AUCTION!

Finally, who could forget the official, exclusive, Marvel Comics approved Avengers Boston Comic Con T-Shirt!!!

Tickets are currently available online through the convention website or at the door. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission!

About Boston Comic Con
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. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon)
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via Boston Comic Con Press Release

Fanboys vs. Zombies #1 by Boom! Studios for ONLY $1!

When there is no more room in Hell, the undead shall take over Comic-Con! It’s every zombie fan’s wish fulfillment in comic book form this April in the epic new title from BOOM! StudiosFANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #1 written by indie sensation Sam Humphries (OUR LOVE IS REAL, SACRIFICE) with art by hot newcomer Jerry Gaylord! BOOM! Studios offers the first full 22-page issue of this brand new horror-comedy ongoing series for only $1!

A crew of feuding best friends find themselves trapped inside America’s largest comic convention transformed into a seething cauldron of zombies. Is a horde of starving brain-eaters any match against reflexes battle-hardened by video games, nerves tested by horror flicks, and courage crystallized by comic books? Find out as an unlikely band of nerds use their genre savvy to survive in Fanboys vs. Zombies!

“FVZ is the UFC of nerd battles,” says writer Sam Humphries. “Hall H is going to be turned into an action/horror/comedy abattoir. I’ve been going to San Diego Comic-Con for ten years. Plenty of time to formulate a zombie apocalypse getaway AND a plan for total Comic-Con devastation. It is going to be so on.”

“This is the real ‘Revenge of The Nerds’,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “It’s a fun story where nerds really do get to save the day. All the skills these characters have honed in the geek world finally get to be used in real life.”

“With the full first issue priced at only $1, you better grab your zombie escape plan and get down to your local comic shop!,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “This is a book for everyone in the tradition of great zombie fiction like SHAUN OF THE DEAD!” Title ships in April with main covers in a 30/30/30/10 split by Humberto Ramos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Alé Garza (FATHOM), Khary Randolph (NEW MUTANTS, SPAWN), and Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL), a 1-in-25 wrap around “Where’s the zombie?” incentive by Ulises Farinas, a 1-in-50 sketch incentive by Humberto Ramos, and a 1-in-75 sketch incentive by Alé Garza.

A special 1-in 200 CGC 9.8 Near Mint variant by MARVEL ZOMBIES artist and Zombie King Arthur Suydam functions as an homage to the cover of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7.

FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES launches this April with a Diamond Order Code of FEB120828.

FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES is created by Jimmy Fox and Ben Silverman.

via BOOM! Press Release