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SOFA Con 

SOFA Con is an online event from May 18th to 19th, 2019 that will showcase brand-new, exclusive artwork for sale from fan-favorite artists from all over the world.

This one-of-a-kind event was designed to bring together artists with the people who support them, so you can indulge in a weekend-long celebration of art from the comfort of your own homes. All the artwork for sale during SC will go up in the artists’ own shops.

Each artist’s sale will go live at a scheduled time, allowing enough time in between sales for SOFA Con patrons to discover new artists, catch up on the latest releases from old favorites, and make some purchases before moving on to the next shop in that day’s lineup. As SOFA Con approaches, a schedule will be released breaking down when each artist’s sale will go live.

Featured artists include: Richey Beckett, Dan Black, Scott C, Becky & Frank, Becky Cloonan, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Sonny Day, Daniel Danger, Ryan Duggan, Tomer Hanuka, Aaron Horkey, Audrey Kawasaki, Tula Lotay, Tara McPherson, Travis Millard, Mike Mitchell, Randy Ortiz, Alex Pardee, Lorien Stern, Teagan White, Matthew Woodson and more.

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Star Wars Celebration 2019 First Guest Lineup Released

The Star Wars Celebration 2019 event has announced some of the artists and actors that will be joining fans this April in Chicago. The event, celebrating its 20th anniversary, will take place from April 11-15, 2019, at McCormick Place. Tickets are selling out quickly, with only Monday still available.

Joonas Suotamo, who portrayed Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and more, will be at the Star Wars Celebration along with Sam Witwer, the voice of Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and played the other half of the horn-headed Zabrak to Ray Park’s performance in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The actors will be at the Topps autograph area during the event.

Greg Grunberg (The Force Awakens) will also appear alongside puppeteer Dave Chapman, Greg Proops (Star Wars Resistance, The Phantom Menace), Paul Kasey (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Force Awakens), Ian McElhinney (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), and Orli Shoshan (Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith).

Star Wars Celebration is an exciting convention filled with entertainment, celebrity appearances, stage shows, panels, interactive events, exclusive merchandise, screenings, and once-in-a-lifetime glimpses into the future of the epic saga.

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LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show 2019

The LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show is the West Coast’s biggest baking and pastry convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center on February 2nd and 3rd, 2019.

Meet thousands of Californians who share your love for all things sweet, salty and savory in the world of baking and sweets. 

Celebrity guests will include Rosanna Pansino, Ron Ben-Israel, and Adriano Zumbo.

Past shows have all sold out. Get your tickets HERE!

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DC & Warner Bros. To Join Forces In New, Super-Sized Booth Space At San Diego Com-Con International

The convention floor at San Diego Comic-Con International will look a little different to DC fans in 2019. For the first time, the DC booth will stand shoulder to shoulder with parent company Warner Bros.’ booth, bringing together two powerhouse brands and creating a new super-sized space that will provide the ultimate Con experience!

The combined DC/Warner Bros. booth will be located in the entertainment section of the exhibit hall, in close proximity to Artists’ Alley. DC and WB will reveal more details in 2019, leading up to the Con. With the new layout fans will experience worlds of DC comic books, films, television and more, alongside an array of popular Warner Bros. franchises – all in a single, continuous visit.

2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic comic event.

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Jurassic Park Art Show Coming To DesignerCon

Jurassic Park is invading this week’s  , the Anaheim, California convention focusing on art and design geared toward collectors and creators. The convention will feature a Jurassic Park art show timed to this year’s 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s film.

“Most surprising was how much beauty could be found in some of the movie’s most terrifying scenes. We also realized there are no small moments in Jurassic Park,” DesignCon curator Carmen Acosta tells The Hollywood Reporter of the show. “Our artists know this movie line for line, and many of their depictions come from small scenes that only fans who’ve watched the movie dozens of times would recognize. Our show covers the big moments everyone knows, but it will truly be an experience that speaks to those die-hard Jurassic Park fans out there.”

DesignerCon runs November 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Check out some of the pieces below.

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Mondo Attending DesignerCon 2018

Attending conventions as fans throughout the years, there is one that has always stuck out to Mondo as a “Why don’t we have a booth here?” type of show, and that’s DesignerCon. 

For the uninitiated, DesignerCon, or D-Con, is a collection of artists with a primary focus on designer toys, though over the years it has expanded to posters, pins, and just great art in general. D-Con is a show that has some of your favorite artists, while giving you the opportunity to discover many, many soon-to-be favorites, and we couldn’t be more excited to have a booth there for the first time!

DesignerCon 2018 will be November 16-18, 2018. Mondo will be located at Booth 2219. 

Public Hall Hours:

Friday 5pm – 9pm VIP Only
Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm
VIP’s Enter at 9am/ General at 10am

These products below will be available at Mondo booth (#2219) when doors open on Friday (11/16) at 5PM (PT). In addition, some figures and mugs that have long been sold out will be there too!

Iron Giant Soft Vinyl Figure – Machinder Variant

Everyone’s favorite giant robot with a heart – now as a soft vinyl figure! In collaboration with Unbox Industries, this figure features 10 points of articulation, and stands 10.5″ tall. This version, exclusive to DesignerCon, features color deco paying homage to Japanese Machinder figures of the ’70s and ’80s, and has “Iron Giant” in Japanese across his chest. Edition size of 200. $100

Predator Tiki Mug – The Jungle Came Alive Variant

The Predator. Dutch. One mug. This tiki mug, designed by Tank, in association with Tiki Farm, and sculpted by Tufan Sezer, holds approx. 40oz, and is 6.5″ in height. This version, exclusive to DesignerCon, features a mottled green and brown glaze. Edition size of 150. If it pours, we can drink it! $65

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Tiki Mug – Cross the Streams Variant

Choose the form of the Destructor! And that form is a tiki mug! The Stay Puft Tiki Mug is designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Tufan Sezer, and produced in association with Tiki Farm, it holds approx. 36oz, and is 8″ in height. This version, exclusive to DesignerCon, features and orange wiped glaze. Edition of 150. $65

God Bird Man Tiki Mug by Rockin Jelly Bean – Mondo Exclusive

From Erostika and Rockin Jelly Bean comes the God Bird Man Tiki Mug, available in a red glaze with yellow highlights that is exclusive to Mondo! The mug was designed by RJB, and sculpted by Mad Sculptures Ware, it holds approximately 16oz, and is 7″ in height. Edition of 250, with 100 being available first at DesignerCon, and the rest available sometime in 2019. $65

Alien (Variant) by Florian Bertmer. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Edition of 175. $75

The Shining (Red) by JC Richard. 36″x24″ Screenprinted Poster. Edition of 300. $55

Game of Death (Variant 1) by Gabz. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Edition of 150. $75

Bruce Lee Enamel Pin. By Jock. 1.5″ in Height. $10

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DC Collectibles Gets Artsy, Heads To DesignerCon 2018

DC Collectibles, DC’s in-house line of high-end collectibles, will make its DesignerCon debut, showcasing some of the company’s most cutting-edge collectibles at this year’s convention from November 16-18, 2018, in Anaheim, CA.

Taking center stage at the show is DC Collectibles’ artist-focused designer vinyl line, DC Artists Alley. DC Artists Alley is inspired by the popular “Artist Alley” convention experience and allows innovative artists to put their eccentric spin on DC’s most iconic characters. At DesignerCon, DC Collectibles will debut a DC Artists Alley convention exclusive variant of HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque’s Nightwing figure. The design embodies Nooligan’s signature offbeat art style and features a “streetwear” makeover of Dick Grayson, complete with casual sneakers and a custom Nightwing varsity jacket. The standard version hits stores in December 2018, but a special-edition black-and-gold Eclipse variant will be available to purchase exclusively at the convention. The con exclusive is limited to 200 pieces and includes an original sketch of a Batman family character, hand-drawn by Nooligan.

DC Collectibles will also give fans an up-close look at upcoming DC Artists Alley figures from artists Joe Ledbetter and Chrissie Zullo. Ledbetter’s anthropomorphic spin on Batman, the Penguin, Catwoman and Robin will be on display in the DC Collectibles booth alongside Zullo’s whimsical transformations of Batgirl, Hawkgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Both sets of figures will hit stores in 2019, but fans attending the show can purchase custom art prints from each artist…and that’s not all. DC Collectibles will also debut additional DC Artists Alley figures from a surprise artist to be announced at the show…stay tuned!

Here is the complete list of items available to purchase at the DC Collectibles booth (#1500):

DesignerCon Exclusive: DC Artists Alley Nightwing Eclipse Variant Designer Vinyl 6.75″ figure (MSRP: $100.00) – Limited to 200 pieces

Clutter Double Cast Batman 7″ figure (MSRP: $195.00) – Only 30 pieces will be sold at the show; Features glow-in the-dark skeleton

Limited-Edition Art Prints designed by Chrissie Zullo and Joe Ledbetter (MSRP: $40.00 each) – Limited to 50 prints per design

Limited-Edition Enamel Pins (MSRP: $10.00 each) – Limited to 50 pins per design

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Saturday Morning By Funko At DesignerCon!

Funko is debuting Saturday Morning, an experiential booth that focuses on FunkO’s cereal, classic cartoons, and, most importantly, fun at DesignerCon!

DesignerCon exclusive FunkO’s cereal will be available at the booth! The lineup includes Freddy Funko, Marvin the Martian, Skeletor, the Red Power Ranger, Rugrats, Hong Kong Phooey, the Amazing Carlos, and a very special collaboration with Be@rbrick! Collecting never tasted so good!

In the Saturday Morning spirit, the Funko booth will also have exclusive Pop! Tees in Cereal Box and Television Box packaging! The Cereal Box packaging will include Quisp, Count Chocula, Lucky Charms, and Cap’n Crunch!

The Television Box Pop! Tees include The Jetsons, The Flintstones, and Masters of the Universe!

Introducing Funko Cereal Bowl and Spoons, which feature Freddy Funko, Hong Kong Phooey, Rugrats, Skeletor, and Marvin Martian! All five will debut at DesignerCon and will be widely available later this year!

Make sure to visit Funko’s DesignerCon page for updates!

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The Fire Wire Interviews Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo has starred in hundreds of memorable films such as Heat, Con Air, Desperado, Machete, and Spy Kids.

My daughter Elli (cosplaying as Coraline) caught up with the beloved actor at Los Angeles Comic Con and asked him how he got into the Entertainment Industry and what appeals to him as an actor.

Thanks Danny for taking the time to chat with us. Besides being big fans, we love your tacos!

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Halloween Poster By Jason Edmiston Available At Halloween: 40 Years of Terror

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the landmark horror movie, Jason Edmiston is excited to reveal his new officially licensed poster for Halloween! 

Halloween by Jason Edmiston
24″x36″ Screen Print
Edition of 325
$50

This is a spiritual successor to his screen print that was created for Mondo back in 2015. In the previous poster, Michael Myers was seen from the perspective of a vulnerable, terrified Laurie Strode about to be attacked. This new poster turns the tables and the point of view, after Laurie stabs The Shape in the eye with a coat hanger, grabs his dropped knife, and prepares to defend herself.

This screen print will debut this weekend, at Halloween: 40 Years of Terror, in Pasadena, CA, October 12-14, 2018. Copies will be available at the Pasadena Convention Center, on Saturday the 13th, and Sunday the 14th, only at Jason’s booth. 

For show hours and details, go to: http://www.halloween40.com

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