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Eisner Award Hall Of Famer Neal Adams, ‘Mr Garcin,’ Guy Gilchrist, Mico Suayan Mmong Top Comics Creators Scheduled to Attend Inaugural Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, October 18-20
NEW YORK and NASHVILLE – Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), “Mr Garcin” (“Spider-Man,” “Captain America”), Guy Gilchrist (“NANCY,” “Jim Henson’s Muppets”) and Mico Suayan (“The Punisher,” “Wolverine”) headline the nearly 100 comics artists and writers scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, October 18-20 at Music City Center. It is the seventh in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of top celebrities and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
In addition to Eisner Hall of Famer Stan Lee, who will appear on Saturday, Oct. 19, in the celebrity area, standouts at the Nashville Comic Con Artist Alley will include Fernando Dagnino (“Suicide Squad,” “Superman”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”), Greg Horn (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “The Avengers”) and Freddie Williams II (“Green Arrow,” “Captain Atom”).
Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Nashville Comic Con. The Wizard World artist to draw the cover will be announced soon.
Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” WWE® Superstar Daniel Bryan® and “The Fonz” Henry Winkler are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend the event. The standout roster will also include Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead, Eliza Dushku of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” pop culture icon Billy Dee Williams and many others.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages 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. Wizard World Nashville Comic Con show hours are Friday, Oct. 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Oct. 20, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Nashville Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.
For more on the 2013 Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-nashville.html.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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.
Wizard World 2013 Schedule
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 11-12 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
New York, New York – Wayward Raven announced the release of their short story collection Ominous Odes to help kick off their 2013 convention season. Ominous Odes is a collection of published short stories as well as never before seen new releases. The stories tell tales of the dark and eerie that always lurks just outside of human perception, fleeting upon the cusp of vision. A dark lottery ticket, a future serial killer, a tragic female legend and a detective on the trail of a killer all reside within.
This collection is available in both hardback and digital form on Amazon and can be purchased at http://wwraven.com/YsoFci. Fans can bring their copies to Boston Comic Con April 20-21 or Wizard World Philly to get them signed. Fans who visit wearing Wayward Raven apparel of any type will receive a free comic book!
“Why bring a short story collection to a comic book convention,” asked Mark Frankel, CEO/COO of Wayward Raven. “Because Wayward Raven is a lifestyle brand as opposed to a product specific line. We offer horror, sci fi, fantasy and we have children’s products coming down the pike. Our products span different genres but ALL of our products cater to alternative culture fans.”
Horsemen is a sci-fi/action comic where a team of cosmic guardians confront a nemesis bent on destroying freewill throughout the multi-verse. Plots are revealed throughout the galaxy and tragedy visits upon the Horsemen as they gallop across the stars trying to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
The Cell tells the story of seventeen year old Les Logan, an aspiring comic book artist who begins to doubt himself after Aki Kubo, his friend and creative partner, dies in an accident in which Les is involved. From beyond the grave, Aki contacts Les through a cell phone and tells him there’s a problem. Aki can’t cross over because a girl named Rachel is wasting her second chance at life after receiving his donated liver. Les must help her so Aki can move on to the afterlife.
And if that wasn’t enough good stuff, check out our web comic at www.damnheroes.com. Damn Heroes is a journey of a gentle man making his way in the big city, giving back to the friendly and vivid characters of that utopia with love and respect. Hero City is paradise on earth, a garden of Eden nurtured and protected by some of the most respected superbeings on the planet.
Okay, okay, you got us. It is actually the exact opposite. YOU go be the only norm in a city of big headed, self-righteous superheroes. Go on, I dare you! New content every Wednesday!
About Wayward Raven:
Wayward Raven Media’s comic books and prose had their debut at the 2012 New York Comic-Con and have been growing ever since. The ranks include Mark Frankel, Joshua Lee Andrew Jones and Alexander Sapountzis. They can be followed on Twitter: Mark @PantherPitt, Joshua @JLAJones, and Alexander @asapountzis
Thieves of Eden Kickstarter Live
RICHMOND, VA – Robert Simon Siegel announces the launch of the Thieves of Eden kickstarter at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2032527449/thieves-of-eden-graphic-novel.
The comic book is a quantum thriller to SAVE REALITY! A high concept story now available for the masses in graphic novel form. When the artist Chris Hopkins met writer Robert Simon Siegel the comic sprang to life. The original ebook is currently available via Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The teaser of the comic is available for free as a kickstarter incentive at http://thievesofeden.com/?page_id=13
Siegel explains, “ Every single person, every single day, has hidden power to change the world. I want to excite and inspire. Comics are a great medium to help bring high concept material in an accessible format.”
Description of Thieves of Eden:
While its mysterious power to love, uplift and nourish has been forever exalted, true knowledge of the heart remains prisoner to mere emotion. Its secret energy function has been carefully hidden but to an elite few throughout history. Predating physics, poetic Biblical verses buried within all spiritual traditions both veil and reveal this greater power: how to direct events, change matter and grow reality. “Miracles” remain unexplained. Who blocked this knowledge and why?
Pushed together in a rush to unmask and stop devilish Enemies of Life from engineering Earth’s certain demise, a cast of characters of the four races must cooperate to combine rare knowledge found in each of their sacred traditions with cutting-edge science to thwart energy bandits from stealing Earth’s most precious treasure.
What if ‘life’ is indeed a game – a real game with players on each side? And you could actually win. You should learn how to play – NOW – for time is running out. There’s only one way you can win: PLAY the GAME!
Welcome to a story about reality. We share this reality. It is time we improve it.
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New “Liquid Comics” App features Digital Comics from Filmakers Guy Ritchie, John Woo, Barry Sonnenfield & More
App Debuts at Number 4 in the App Store Charts for iPhone Free Book Apps
NEW YORK, NY – Just in time for the holiday season, Liquid Comics launched the new “Liquid Comics” app for the iPhone and iPad. The app quickly rose to number 4 in the App Store charts under iPhone free book apps. The app is available now for download at: http://bit.ly/liquidapp
The app is loaded with free comics and videos from leading creators from both comics and Hollywood including Guy Ritchie, John Woo, Barry Sonnenfeld, Shekhar Kapur, Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Andy Diggle, Marc Guggenheim, Mukesh Singh, Jeevan J. Kang and more.
The app will also be the first place to receive updates on new projects coming soon from Liquid, including “Coming of Rage” by legendary creator Wes Craven (Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street) and horror scribe, Steve Niles (30 Days of Night).
“Liquid Comics aims to be a home for great creators across film, television and comics to collaborate together on new ideas and bring them to audiences through the visual medium of graphic novels and interactive entertainment,” commented Sharad Devarajan, Liquid Comics Co-Founder & CEO. “The Liquid Comics app for the iPhone and iPad allows us to share these creators stories with potentially millions of people through one of the most compelling visual devices ever created.”
The app is a free application that is loaded with free content and additional content that can be purchased when users sign up for an account. Current comic books offered in the Liquid app include:
John Woo’s “7 Brothers,” – from John Woo (Mission Impossible 2, Face-Off) and comic book creators, Garth Ennis and Jeevan Kang. Seven Brothers tells the story of how six hundred years ago mighty Chinese treasure fleets set sail to reach every continent. Now in modern day Los Angeles, an ancient prophecy must be fulfilled and seven men with nothing in common but their destinies must face the Son of Hell to save the world.
Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Dinosaurs vs. Aliens” – from by Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black trilogy), and comic book creators, Grant Morrison and Mukesh Singh. The story for Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens is based on a secret world war battle that was never recorded in our history books. When an alien invasion attacks Earth in the age of the dinosaurs, our planet’s only saviors are the savage prehistoric beasts which are much more intelligent than humanity has ever imagined.
Guy Ritchie’s “Gamekeeper” - from Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Lock, Stock,…) and comic book creators, Andy Diggle and Mukesh Singh. Gamekeeper is a tale of epic espionage. Brock is a reclusive, enigmatic, groundsman who lives a quiet existence, until mercenaries invade it and destroy any remnants of his life he has left. Now, set on a path of vengeance, it becomes difficult to tell who has more power, the man, or the animal within.
Shekhar Kapur’s “Snakewoman”, created by Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, Four Feathers) and comic book creators Zeb Wells and Michael Gaydos. Jessica Peterson is learning first-hand that the cycle of revenge cannot be broken. Without understanding why, she finds herself turning into a creature – a vicious Snakewoman. Her mission – to avenge a centuries old wrong that was conceived half a world away. Jessica must confront the monster that lurks inside her before it is too late.
Marc Guggenheim’s “Nowhere Man”, created by Marc Guggenheim (Executive Producer of the hit television series, “Arrow”), What if you could have the world of your dreams…and all it cost you was every thought you ever had. A futuristic thriller set in a world where the government monitors everything – including your most private thoughts.
New releases in the app will include previously published Liquid titles such as “The Megas” from Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3; Surrogates); “Dead Soldier” from filmmakers John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard; Max Payne); “Voodoo Child” by Weston Cage, Nicolas Cage and Mike Carey; “Dock Walloper” by actor and filmmaker, Ed Burns and Jimmy Palmiotti.
The app is available now for download at:
ABOUT LIQUID COMICS:
Liquid Comics is a digital entertainment company focused on creating cinematic and mythic graphic novel stories with filmmakers, creators and storytellers. The company was founded by entrepreneurs, Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman and uses the medium of digital graphic novel publishing to develop properties for theatrical live-action films, animation and video games. Liquid has created and is creating original graphic novels with acclaimed filmmakers and talents including John Woo, Guy Ritchie, Grant Morrison, Shekhar Kapur, Deepak Chopra, Dave Stewart, Marc Guggenheim, Marcus Nispel, Jonathan Mostow, Edward Burns, Nicolas Cage, John Moore, Wes Craven, Barry Sonnenfeld and others. The Company currently has a number of film and television projects in development based on their properties.
All New Free Shuttle Bus Service will Provide Downtown Transportation to C2E2!!
Norwalk, CT – Major companies who help shape and define the pop culture universe will once again participate in the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). According to officials, many of the exhibitors and partners who have a significant stake in New York Comic Con will also have a major booth presence in Chicago and will be bringing many of their top artists and creators to meet and greet the thousands of fans who will be in attendance. Both C2E2 and NYCC are owned and operated by ReedPOP, a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events in the pop culture arena.
Also, for the first time this year, C2E2 will be providing free shuttle bus service to the convention facility from several key downtown locations including Graham Crackers Comics at 77 East Madison and the Hard Rock Cafe at 63 West Ontario. The shuttle service is designed to encourage “inside The Loop” participation at C2E2 by making it easy to get to McCormick Place. The readily available service to the convention center will add even more attendees to a show floor that will already be full of activity. To avoid lines, organizers encourage fans to purchase their tickets online and arrive early! Information about shuttle routes with times and additional pick up locations is available at the C2E2 website.
As noted, the show floor will be filled with exhibitors and merchandise, but organizers note that the show floor will be crammed with other activity for convention-goers, too. Over 250 artists have signed up to participate in Artist Alley, and other exhibitor hall features include Ink-Fusion, The Variant Stage, Electronic Arts Console Free Play, and Autographing. Ink-Fusion is the official tattoo organizer of C2E2, and they will once again be on hand and accepting appointments for some of their top tattoo artists. The Variant Stage provides a unique opportunity to see live entertainment on a continuous basis all day long for the entire three days of the show, including interactive programming, music, costume contests, and geek comedy performances. Electronic Arts’s Console Free Play will include over 20 Xboxs allowing fans to play a selection of upcoming titles. Finally, the Autographing Area will be a place fans can meet media guests including Jon Bernthal, Tahmoh Penikett, and Steve Gonsalves.
“We had a great inaugural show last year and we plan to have an even greater show this year,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “Our exhibitor base is fantastic with all the key players in place and taking large booths. Our programming is evolving daily and we have some major guest announcements still to make. The show floor will be totally packed with merchandise, artists, creators and a range of activities to suit all the needs and interests of our many fans.”
Some of the larger and notable exhibitors who will be participating in C2E2 include: DC (2500 ft.), Marvel (2500 ft.), Electronic Arts (800 ft.), Graham Crackers Comics (800 ft.), Archaia Entertainment (600 ft.), Dark Horse (600 ft.), Avatar Press (400 ft.), South Peak Games (NEW! 400 ft.), and Ugly Dolls (NEW! 400 ft.). C2E2 will occupy the West Building at McCormick Place Convention Center, March 18 – 20, 2011.
A few of the previously announced guests from the world of comics who will be appearing at C2E2 include: Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Cornell, Tony Daniel, Garth Ennis, Matt Fraction, Adam Hughes, Doug Mahnke, Tony Moore, Joe Quesada, Ivan Reis, Scott Snyder and Bill Willingham.
Customers interested in signing up for Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo should contact Larry Settembrini at email@example.com. Tickets for C2E2 may be purchased at www.c2e2.com. Other information about the show, as well as news about ReedPOP, is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.mediumatlarge.net.
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.
Tommy Pickens has been collecting old comic books for more than twenty years. And when he talks about his comic book collection, he smiles and says, “I got more comic books than I can shake a stick at.” But he admits that he’s still hoping to get his hands on that elusive vintage comic book – The “Holy Grail” of comic books – an Action Comics where Superman is holding up a Volkswagen. However, he’s not alone in that desire; certainly, there are other comic book collectors who’d like to get their hands on it, too. But it’s probably wishful thinking because reportedly the few that are still around are owned by collectors.
Pickens has thousands of old comic books even after selling more than a thousand of them a few years back. Pickens said he has no problem with selling more of them.
He said most comic book collectors look for the old 10 cents comic books because they have more value. Although many of his comics are old – there’re not that many of the 10 cents ones, but his collection is valuable.
Pickens admits that he collects more than Comic books; he’s into anything antique, anything old. He collects old records – 45s and 78s. He finds many of them in flea markets, he noted. Additionally, he collects old magazines.
Comic books have been around for years. The first comic book published in the United States was in 1842. It was called “The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck”, a 40-page book. It was published by Rudolphe Töpffer.
Pickens said when he advertised a package of 1,000 comics, “They sold right away.
Reportedly, the “Holy Grail Superman comic book” saved a couple’s home in foreclosure. They came across the book in their attic when clearing the house to move out. The Holy Grail was expected to bring in at least $400,000.
Look, I want the Holy Grail Superman comic book, the one published in 1938 with Superman holding up a Volkswagen,” Pickens said. “If you come up with one of those you got yourself something.”
Well, there’s nothing wrong with hoping and dreaming, or looking out for that elusive Holy Grail of Comics.