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Hasbro Opens Ticket Sales For First-Ever HASCON Family Event

Today Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017.

Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including Dude Perfect, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the Transformers films, as well as G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original Transformers voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony: The Movie), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Nerf, Magic: The Garthering, Play-Doh, Monopoly and G.I. Joe, and exceptional partner brands such as Beyblade, Dreamworks Trolls and Sesame Street. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as Pie Face and Toilet Trouble from HASBRO Gaming, photo opportunities with Sesame Street and Trolls costumed characters, epic Beyblade battles, a Play-Doh creation zone and the My Little Pony magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from Dude Perfect.  HASCON will also host Magic: The Gathering gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set.  Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive Hasbro toys and merchandise including new Transformers products.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more.  We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com

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Disney Dream Store Returns To D23 Expo With One-Of-A-Kind Items & Unique Collectibles

Bursting with D23 Expo 2017-themed official merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Parks, the Dream Store returns with something magical for Disney fans of all ages. From Disney-inspired apparel, art and collectibles to accessories, books, and more, the Disney Dream Store is a Disney enthusiast’s dream come true.  Highlights include:

Disney Theme Parks Merchandise: Celebrate the joy and magic of Disney history with specially curated Throughout the Years collections celebrating key milestones, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean 50th Anniversary, Space Mountain 40th Anniversary, Epcot 35th Anniversary, Star Tours 30th Anniversary, as well as other items that are sure to bring excitement to every Disney fan-atic! Guests can enjoy a sparkling selection of jewelry designs from ALEX AND ANI, Crislu, and Rebecca Hook.

The creative Interchangeable Bow Collection will make its debut at the Disney Dream Store.The collection comes with a traditional Mickey Ears headband that guests can easily swap with one of six specially designed bows available for purchase.

Official D23 Expo and Disney Legends 30th Anniversary Merchandise: Show your D23 Expo 2017 side with official D23 Expo 2017 logo merchandise including tees, headwear, drinkware, souvenirs, pins, and more! Guests can bring home the “R5-D23” droid and Brethupp the Ewok plush—debuting at D23 Expo 2017! The Dream Store will also be featuring a Legends 30th Anniversary collection including a commemorative tee, limited-edition pin, and paperweight.

Guests can find an exciting assortment of items showcasing product debuts, original artwork, giclées, deluxe prints, and more from the following: Steve Adams, Dave Avanzino, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, David Bird, Britni Brault, Choice Collectibles, Joey Chou, John Coulter, Daniel’s Woodland, Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions, Dooney & Bourke, Craig Fraser, Jeremy Fulton, HARVEYS, Brian Kesinger, Daniel Killen, Ink & Paint Artists, Jerrod Maruyama, Bridget McCarty, Miss Mindy, Mark Page, Mike Peraza, Patty Peraza, Larry Nikolai, Noah, Precious Moments, Linda Rick, Shag, Jim Shore, Javier Soto, George Scribner, Sketch Artists, Vinylmation™, Joe Yakovetic, Kenny Yamada, and more!

Dream Store Autograph Sessions: Disney fans will get the chance to meet some of their favorite authors and artists inside the Dream Store. Autograph sessions will be posted daily via the D23 Expo Mobile App (available soon for download) and daily at the Disney Dream Store.

Details about Dream Store merchandise offerings, special artist appearances, and more will continue to be updated on www.D23expo.com, www.DisneyParksBlog.com, www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com and on Facebook and Twitter at “DisneyD23”.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23expo.com.

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Rick And Morty Rickmobile Mobile Store Makes Trek To San Diego Comic Con 2017

Adult Swim is taking their Rickmobile – a Rick and Morty mobile truck that doubles as a pop-up store – on the road this summer to multiple cities, and one of the stops will be in San Diego. You can swing by the Rickmobile during Comic-Con to pick up your Rick and Morty wares on Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23. Check out the tour schedule HERE.

The merchandise available in the truck is also still TBA, but they did reveal the tour shirt, which will be for sale at the Rickmobile.

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MondoCon 2017 Tickets Are On Sale Now

Mondo is so excited to announce early-bird tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual MondoCon, along with an initial lineup of exhibitors and artists! This year’s event will take place November 4th and 5th, 2017 inside the Austin American-Statesman building located at 305 S. Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, TX.

MondoCon is a celebration of everything we love, including movies, art, comics, music, toys and food. It’s our favorite weekend of the year, curated with fans in mind, featuring incredible artists and creators from around the world, panels, screenings, food trucks, live score and interactive events.

For the fourth annual MondoCon, they wanted to enhance the fan experience and the connection to the city of Austin, and Mondo is excited to find a new home at the Austin American-Statesman building. They’ll be taking over the space that used to house all their old printing presses and think it is going to create a truly unique environment for the weekend’s activities. Evening screenings will be hosted at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar, which was home for Mondo for many years.

The full MondoCon 2017 program schedule will be unveiled in the coming weeks and months, but here is the first round of confirmed artists and exhibitors in attendance.

Exhibitor Line-Up / Round One

Martin Ansin
Oliver Barrett
Richey Beckett
Florian Bertmer
Jonathan Burton
Scott C
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Becky Cloonan
Daniel Danger
Craig Drake
Aaron Draplin
Jason Edmiston
Francesco Francavilla
Nicole Gustafsson
JJ Harrison
Industry Print Shop
Jock
Rob Jones
Alex Kirzhner
Rory Kurtz
Landland
Dan McCarthy
Mike Mitchell
The National Poster Retrospecticus
Randy Ortiz
Alex Pardee
Phantom City Creative
Eric Powell
Gary Pullin
Retroband
JC Richard
Jay Ryan
Justin Santora
Mike Saputo
Scarecrowoven
Todd Slater
Stan & Vince
William Stout
Matt Taylor
Tiny Kitten Teeth
Matt Ryan Tobin
Kevin Tong
Unbox Industries
The VACVVM
Teagan White
Erica Williams
N.C. Winters

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Star Wars Celebration Orlando LEGO Raffle Piece: Detention Block Rescue

The full details on the Star Wars Celebration Orlando Raffle piece, including a look at the piece, Detention Block Rescue have been revealed.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Celebration attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle to purchase a special-edition LEGO Star Wars set inspired by the Detention Block AA-23 from the original 1977 film! A Star Wars Celebration exclusive, the set includes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguises ready to infiltrate the Death Star and rescue Princess Leia.

The opportunity to purchase this exclusive set is being raffled off on the Star Wars Celebration website prior to the event for attendees only, beginning now through 12:01AM EST on Thursday, April 6th. All winners will be randomly selected to purchase the exclusive onsite at the LEGO booth next week, and will be notified by April 7th.

Set Details:

-Contains 220 pieces
-$40
-Ages 8-14
-Limited quantities are available for purchase
-This is exclusively available to Star Wars Celebration attendees

How can you win the chance to buy one of these exclusive sets? Read more HERE.

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Star Wars Celebration Orlando Kicks Off With Epic Tribute To Saga’s 40th Anniversary

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A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion.

The Star Wars 40th anniversary panel, hosted by Warwick Davis and set for Thursday, April 13, will feature Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars. It promises to highlight the impact of the galaxy far, far away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades; this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises. So set hyperspace coordinates accordingly…

Star Wars Celebration Orlando will take place April 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center. Visit starwarscelebration.com for tickets and more info!

The official key art for Star Wars Celebration Orlando was created by artist Paul Shipper.

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Michael Cho’s Amazing WonderCon Cover & T-Shirt Art

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WonderCon Anaheim 2017 special guest Michael Cho is the illustrator behind this year’s amazing WCA Program Book cover. And best of all, you can wear it, too!

This year’s cover/T-shirt combo includes the original, Silver Age incarnations of some of TV’s most popular superheroes, including (clockwise from upper left) Rip Hunter, Time Master, Supergirl, Green Arrow, The Flash, Black Canary, and J’onn J’onzz, Manhunter from Mars. Modern day versions of these DC Comics heroes appear on the CW each week, in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Arrow, and The Flash.

Cho is best known for his variant cover work on titles such as Marvel’s Civil War II, and his covers for DC’s graphic novel collections of Golden and Silver Age stories, such as the Flash, Justice League of America, Superman, Batman, and many more. He’s also the writer/illustrator of the graphic novel, Shoplifter, published by Pantheon in 2014. Michael will have a table in WonderCon’s Artists’ Alley this year, so make sure and stop by and get your book signed! Michael’s art will also be featured in an ad for the convention appearing in DC Comics publications during the month of March.

This year’s official WonderCon Anaheim T-shirt will be available for sale at the show only. Cho’s design (shown below) is just one of three official WCA 2017 shirts that will be offered this year.

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Stephen King & Son Owen King To Appear At 2017 BookExpo

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The 2017 Adult Book & Author Breakfast is shaping up to be the forum’s most exciting yet with the first-ever BookExpo appearance by best-selling novelist Stephen King (Misery, 11/22/63, On Writing). Joined by Owen King, his son and co-author of the upcoming novel Sleeping Beauties, the pair will offer a special introduction to the breakfast, ‘Prologue by Stephen King & Owen King.

A master of horror and suspense, Stephen King is the author of more than 50 books, most of them worldwide bestsellers. His son, Owen King, is following in his father’s footsteps as author of the novel Double Feature and We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories, and the co-author of the graphic novel Intro to Alien Invasion. Sleeping Beauties is the first father/son collaboration for the Kings.

This year’s breakfast will also feature an updated, more interactive format that will showcase more authors than ever before, giving the audience a unique experience to hear the speakers engage with one another and field questions from the audience.

Click HERE for more information or to register.

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Come Check Out The LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show February 18th & 19th, 2017

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The biggest baking and pastry convention on the West Coast! Meet thousands of Californians who share your brand’s love for all things sweet, salty and savory in the world of baking and sweets.

Featuring Duff Goldman, Elise Strachan, Rosanna Pansino and Burt Ward; 2017’s LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show is a can’t-miss event!

For more information click HERE.

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Alex Ross To Release Universal Classic Monsters Set At 2017 San Diego Comic Con

Alex Ross has turned his attention to the Universal Monsters. Just in time for Halloween, Ross has released a sneak preview of his Classic Universal Monsters Set, which will be officially unveiled, in full, at next year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

In addition to a monster mash collecting them all together, Ross has painted individual pieces of each of the iconic monsters in Universal’s oeuvre, both in black & white and color tinted editions.

The set will include:

– (Boris Karloff) Frankenstein – 1931
– (Bela Lugosi) Dracula – 1931
– (Elsa Lanchester) Bride of Frankenstein – 1935
– Creature from the Black Lagoon – 1954
– (Boris Karloff) The Mummy – 1932
– (Lon Chaney Jr) The Wolf Man – 1941
– (Claude Rains) The Invisible Man – 1933
– Monster Mash

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