Images from Morgan Spurlock’s COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE!

Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope opens in theaters on April 6th, 2012


The 2012 Edition of COMIC-CON ANNUAL is Online!

Here is the cover to the 2012 Comic-Con Magazine. Information on the contents follow the photo. (Click the photo to view the online magazine)

This all-new publication is a veritable 80-page giant, and features an exclusive new cover photo of Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield from the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man. Interviews with Stone and director Marc Webb are part of the Annual’s “Year of the Spider” coverage, which also includes articles on the Webslinger’s 50th anniversary in comics, focusing on Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (by Blake Bell), and the father/son team of artists John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr. (by Tom Spurgeon). Additional feature articles celebrate the 75th anniversary of Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant (by Foster biographer Brian M. Kane), and the 30th anniversary of Love & Rockets (by Charles Brownstein). Plus a Comic-Con 2011 photo album, advance looks at Comic-Con International, WonderCon, and APE in 2012, and much more! Plus links to specific Comic-Con.org website pages for the latest information on all three events.

Original “Chewbacca,” Peter Mayhew, Added to New Orleans Comic Con, January 28-29

Peter Mayhew, who brought the beloved character “Chewbacca” to life in four Star Wars films, will attend the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 28-29 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mayhew, who portrayed the loyal Wookiee in the original trilogy Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), and the 2005 prequel Revenge of the Sith, will meet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and perform a special reading of his latest children’s book “My Favorite Giant” during the show.

Mayhew, who stands 7’3″, was a hospital worker in his native England when he landed the role of Chewbacca. Between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, Mayhew worked at Mayday Hospital in suburban London. He resumed this position after Empire, only leaving the hospital again to join his colleagues on the set of Return of the Jedi. Interestingly, when writer/director George Lucas began searching for a tall actor who could accurately portray Chewbacca, he initially turned to David Prowse. The bodybuilder opted for the part of the sinister Darth Vader, leaving Lucas free to seek out Mayhew for the role of the Wookiee.

Mayhew will read from “My Favorite Giant,” which he co-wrote with his wife Angie Mayhew, on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m., in Panel Room A. The book is intended to help little ones understand that being different doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The reading is part of full day of kids events on Sunday, which includes a costume contest, mosaic building workshop and a “passport” program in which kids complete activities all over New Orleans Comic Con.

Other top celebrities to attend New Orleans Comic Con include William Shatner, Stan Lee, Adam Baldwin, Mary McDonnell, James Marsters, Michael Biehn, WWE® Diva Kelly Kelly™ and WWE® Superstar Zack Ryder™. The event, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK) will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

New Orleans Comic Con is the first stop on Wizard World’s 2012 North American tour. Hours are Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, January 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/neworleans.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $30 ($40 on site); weekend all-session tickets are $45 ($55 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 on a limited basis.

About Wizard World
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

Save The 2012 Dates

  • January 28-29 – New Orleans Comic Con
  • April 14-15 – Toronto Comic Con
  • June 1-3 – Philadelphia Comic Con
  • August 9-12 – Chicago Comic Con
  • September 29-30 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
  • October 26-28 – Austin Comic Con
  • TBD, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con
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via Wizard World Press Release

Disney XD will launch Marvel Universe! ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

Disney XD will launch Marvel Universe, a dedicated Marvel programming block, with the new series Ultimate Spider-Man as its centerpiece, on SUNDAY, APRIL 1, it was announced today by Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California. Marvel Universe on Disney XD will be the ultimate place for fans to find exclusive Marvel content, including new animated short-form series, live-action interstitials and the series return of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The block will be home to Marvel’s biggest superstars such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and many more to introduce dynamic stories of action, adventure and heroism to a whole new generation.

Marsh said: “Iconic Marvel heroes and villains and stories with core values of accomplishment, discovery and growth make Marvel Universe a perfect complement to Disney XD and a destination for parents and kids to experience together.”

“Marvel Universe block is an incredible, animated ride filled with fantastic action and adventure,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “The spectacular team of writers and animators capture stories with all the dynamic fun you can imagine. Disney XD is the perfect place for families and Marvel fans of all ages to come together every Sunday.”

Acting as the keystone of the Marvel Universe block, Ultimate Spider-Man features a teenage Peter Parker juggling the typical growing pains of high-school with the not-so-typical growing pains of being a Super Hero. As the newest member of Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, Peter finds himself on a team with four other teenage Super Heroes.

Produced by Marvel Animation, the series’ award-winning creative team includes Joe Quesada (Marvel’s CCO), Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”), the creative powerhouse Man of Action Studios (creators of “Ben 10” and “Generator Rex”) — comprised of lauded creators Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle — and Brian Michael Bendis (visionary behind Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man comic series).

The voice cast includes Drake Bell (“Superhero,” “Drake & Josh”) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride (“Boston Public,” “Pushing Daisies”) as Nick Fury, JK Simmons (“Spider-Man”) as J. Jonah Jameson, Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) as Stan the Janitor, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man”, “Thor,” “The Avengers”) as Agent Coulson and Steven Weber (“Wings”) as Norman Osborn.

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney XD branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 78 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. For more information visit http://www.DisneyXD.com/
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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com/
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via Disney XD Press Release

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.

Marvel Studios To Present Exclusive Look At Marvel’s The Avengers At New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con (NYCC) is proud to announce Marvel Studios, for the first time ever, will participate in this October’s NYCC. Marvel Studios will present a special event in NYCC’s IGN Theater – Presented by Sprint on Saturday, October 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM, a high-profile panel focused on the upcoming feature film Marvel’s The Avengers. Marvel Studios will debut never-before-seen footage from The Avengers, and panelists will include Kevin Feige (Producer), Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill). The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2012.

The sixth annual New York Comic Con will take place October 13-16, 2011 at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. NYCC, which attracted 96,000 attendees in 2010, celebrates comics, movies, television, toys, games, and the popular arts from around the planet. Tickets are now on sale via the website www.NewYorkComicCon.com, with limited 4-Day tickets remaining.

“I am incredibly honored Marvel Studios has decided to participate in New York Comic Con in such a significant way,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “The center of our show is creating exclusive opportunities for fans to meet their favorite stars and creators. The Avengers presentation is exactly this kind of once-in-a-lifetime event. We’re very excited to be able to host cast and crew from The Avengers and know our fans will be on the edges of their seats. As always, we want to present the very best that the pop culture world has to offer in art and entertainment, and The Avengers panel is at the head of that list!”

As previously announced, Marvel will also be bringing high profile comics guests to New York Comic Con including Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, and notable Marvel creators Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, and Stuart Immonen.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effectswhen “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

“Marvel’s The Avengers,” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures.  The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Patricia Whitcher and Louis D’Esposito. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce. The film will be released May 4, 2012.

For further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity, please visit Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.MediumAtLarge.net. Convention organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks leading into the show and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.


About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.  Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.

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.

The Montreal ComicCon Expands! September 17-18, 2011 – Place Bonaventure

When internationally recognized comic book icon Stan Lee, undoubtedly the biggest name in comics, agrees to be your guest of honor, you know you’re in for something special, even magical. In what promises to be the largest attendance it has seen yet, the Montreal Comiccon is incredibly proud to welcome Stan “The Man” Lee, co-creator of fan-favorite characters Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers and Daredevil (to name a few). In what is surely to be a Montreal exclusive, Stan will be signing autographs, taking pictures and essentially bestowing his awesomeness upon the multitude of fans eagerly awaiting the chance to meet their hero.

And as if THAT wasn’t enough, the Montreal Comiccon is offering a spectacular line-up of stars from the worlds of comics, science fiction, television, film, horror, bande dessinée, manga and wrestling. Science fiction, television and comic book fans will be thrilled to meet the original Dynamic Duo, the legendary Adam West and Burt Ward. Known the world over for their acclaimed portrayals of Batman and Robin in 1960s’ Batman, they will be on hand to meet and greet their loyal Montreal fans. Oh yeah, they’re also bringing with them the most beloved crime-fighting vehicles ever known, the one-and-only 1960s Batmobile! Joining the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder are Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s platinum-blonde punk vampire Spike, better known to us mortals as the charismatic James Marsters. Accompanying him are Mercedes McNab, the vampire villainess Harmony Kendall and Clare Kramer, the Buffy villainess supreme.

Beaming down from the Enterprise to join in on all the Comiccon fun are Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Lieutenant Worf and Commander Deanna Troi, played by Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis, respectively. We also have, from another corner of space, and a galaxy far, far away, bounty hunter Jeremy Bulloch, otherwise known to Star Wars fans as the incomparable Boba Fett. Other goody galactic guests include Maria de Aragon, the cocky bounty hunter Greedo, and Gil Gerard and Erin Gray, who played Buck Rogers and Colonel Wilma Deering, respectively. And if THAT wasn’t enough, fans can have their photos taken with Back To The Future’s time-travelling DeLorean (time travel not included)!

PRESS CONFERENCE
Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 2:00pm
HMV Megastore (1020 Ste-Catherine West Street, Montreal)
RSVP: leeja@agencepink.com

And last, but not least, comic fans will be pleased with the rich and diversified comic guest line-up. Known for his groundbreaking work on Batman, Superman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow and The X-Men, one of the greatest and most influential artists in the field, Mr. Neal Adams, will be joining us, along with Stan Sakai, author, artist and creator of ronin warrior rabbit Usagi Yojimbo, and Sergio Aragonés, author, artist and creator of the humorous barbarian epic, Groo the Wanderer. Joining the fun is DC superstar writer Gail Simone, known for her acclaimed work on Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey and Secret Six; Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man artist and co-creator; Dan Parent (Archie Comics) and Herb Trimpe (The Incredible Hulk, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Transformers).

The 2011 Montreal Comiccon will be jam-packed with more activities than ever, including autograph sessions, photo ops, panels, role-playing game tournaments and our ever popular costume contest. Teletoon will be on hand to present the French premiere of the first episode of the fourth season of the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Actors behind the Quebec voices of The Simpsons, including Hubert Gagnon, Hugolin Chevrette and Martin Watier, will also stop by to talk about their dubbing work. And don’t forget the countless number of specialized retailers set to attend as well. “We have been fortunate to secure such amazing guests and activities, but remember that the show will also be a collector’s heaven”, states Comiccon co-founder Oscar Yazedjian.

“2010 was a fabulous year for the Comiccon, attendance tripled and we had a fantastic show”, states Comiccon co-founder Alex La Prova. “It inspired us to make the show bigger for the public and for the city.” So don’t miss out, true believers! The Montreal Comiccon IS the place to be Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18 at Place Bonaventure. For a full list of guests and to purchase tickets, please visit www.montrealcomiccon.com.

via MontrealComiccon.com
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Stan Lee Autograph and Photo Op Schedule for Baltimore Comic-Con!

The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the schedule of Autograph and Photo Op Sessions with Guest of Honor Stan Lee taking place this weekend at the show. The show will be held on August 20-21, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The schedule for the weekend is as follows (ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE):

Saturday, August 20 

  • 10:30am -11:00am – Photo Op
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm – Autograph Session
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Autograph Session
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Photo Op
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm – Autograph Session
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm – Photo Op

Sunday, August 21

  • 10:00am -10:30am – Photo Op
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm – Autograph Session
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Photo Op
  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm – Autograph Session

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Stan Lee Spotlight – Face Front, True Believers! This is a panel no comics fan will want to miss as Jimmy Palmiotti sits down with the one and only Stan “The Man” Lee! He is a Founding Father of the Marvel Universe and the face of Marvel Comics to legions of fans. Join the writer, editor, actor, and legend as he discusses his illustrious career. Excelsior! (ROOM 307-308)

 * all Stan Lee autograph sessions are managed by Desert Wind Comics and all photo ops are managed by Froggy’s Photos.  Times and events are subject to change.

In addition, fans can pick up some limited-edition Stan Lee memorabilia at the show this weekend, including: a lithograph by artist J. Scott Campbell; a lithograph by artist Jason Palmer, courtesy of POW! Entertainment; and a collectible pint glass courtesy of Toon Tumblers.

VIP Ticket Holders should report to the Will Call Registration Booth when the convention center opens at approximately 7:00am or whenever they arrive.
VIP Ticket holders will receive priority line access when claiming autograph and photographs so please make sure to get into the special VIP line at the photo and signature booth (#2401). Lithographs and other items will be on sale at this booth.
Full Guest List
A complete list of confirmed guests for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con can be found here.
Third Annual Costume Contest at the Baltimore Comic-Con – UPDATED
The 3rd Annual Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm. With $1,000 up for grabs for the best overall costume and prizes for each of the 10 categories, this is one event all of you cosplayers don’t want to miss! For more information and a complete list of catagories, visit our website’s Costume Contest page.
Harvey Tickets Still Available
Time is running out, but there is still an opportunity to attend the party! Join our MC Scott Kurtz, nominees, presenters, Stan Lee, and other fans at the Harvey Awards Banquet! Tickets available until Wednesday at baltimorecomiccon.com/harvey-awards.
Stan Lee VIP Packages Sold Out! Autographs and Photos Still Available!
Please Note: Although the Stan Lee VIP Packages are officially sold out, individual autographs and photographs are still available and can be purchased by visiting http://baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/.
Save the Date! Baltimore Comic-Con 2012!
That’s right! Mark your calendars now for next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con, which will take place the weekend of September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center, and we’ll see YOU in Baltimore!
Twitter Hashtag
Will you be tweeting this year from the show floor? Make sure you use the #BCC2011 hashtag! See what the latest news and excitement at the 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con is about by tracking #BCC2011!
Attending the Baltimore Comic-Con? Show your support online!
Simply change your social network (Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc.) avatar pictures to the “See You in Baltimore!” image and let the world know you’re attending the show!
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 21st.
Contact Information
Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:
press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations
harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for communications regarding the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries
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.
via Press Release

Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero #11 Preview

Here’s a preview of Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero #11, which comes out this week!

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Drawn by Javier Pina
SC, 24 pg, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: Trevor Hairsine
Diamond Code: JUN110955

Stan Lee, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning take this year’s most colossal crossover into high gear with a reveal that will forever change the universe! Who are the Inheritors? Will they bring Soldier Zero, the Traveler, and Starborn together…or drive them apart? It’s an epic high-octane superhero clash of the titans that can’t be missed!

Stan Lee Debuts ROMEO & JULIET: THE WAR at NYCC 2011!

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and 1821 Comics announced today that they will debut Romeo and Juliet: The War at New York Comic Con 2011. Stan Lee will be on hand to showcase the book and sign special limited edition mini posters promoting the title. Pre-release orders are being taken at the 1821 Comics‘ booth #1458. Romeo and Juliet: The War will be in stores the end of November as a deluxe 10”x13″ over sized coffee table book available in both hard and soft cover formats.

Romeo and Juliet - Action 01 MDRomeo and Juliet: The War takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers and places them in the futuristic sci-fi/fantasy Empire of Verona, the most powerful territory on Earth. The MONTAGUES, powerful cyborgs made of artificial DNA, and the CAPULETS, genetically enhanced humans known for their speed and agility, worked in tandem to destroy all threats to the city. With no one left to fight, the Montagues and Capulets found themselves a new enemy: each other.

Romeo and Juliet - Action 02 MDStan Lee commented, “This is the graphic novel I’ve always dreamed of doing. Take one of the world’s greatest stories, known and loved throughout the globe, place it against the background of a future age, a more violent, science-gone-mad age–embellish it with the most powerful, dazzling, illustrations ever seen and produce it in the largest, most impressive format of all. Romeo and Juliet: The War! It’s the crowning achievement in this, the age of the graphic novel.”

Not able to attend the show and desperate to get a signed Stan Lee Romeo and Juliet: The War collector’s item? Fear not True Believer! Go to www.facebook.com/1821comics and hit the like button for 1821 Comics and you will be entered to win a limited edition Stan Lee signed mini poster of Romeo and Juliet: The War. Want to increase your odds? Go to www.twitter.com/1821comics and follow 1821 Comics. At the end every week leading up to NYCC we will draw the names of some lucky fans who will win this signed collector’s item!

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About POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, Inc.
POW! Entertainment,Inc. (OTCQB: POWN), a multi-media and entertainment company, was founded by noted comic book and entertainment figure Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!’s principals have extensive backgrounds in the entertainment industry encompassing the creation, production and licensing of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is capitalizing on this combined expertise, specializing in creating and developing both the legacy and digital media components of the entertainment industry. This includes animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, multi-media, merchandising and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with other individuals and entities of entertainment’s top echelon, including studios and networks in the creation, licensing and distribution of new POW! character franchises. www.powentertainment.com.
About 1821 Comics
1821 Comics is a comic book/graphic novel company based in Los Angeles, California and founded by entrepreneurs Paris Kasidokostas Latsis and Terry Dougas. The company is devoted to bringing exciting, eye-popping new titles to the world of comics. Along with its own titles, 1821 is teaming up with some of the top publishers on cutting-edge books. 1821 Comics will remain a diverse publisher with projects for both men and women, spanning all age groups. The company is highly devoted to story, content and artwork that will move readers from beginning to end.