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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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Halloween Celebrates 40th Anniversary With H40: 40 Years of Terror Event In Pasadena

Trancas International Films and HorrorHound Ltd. will team for H40: 40 Years of Terror, a special event celebrating the 40th anniversary of 1978 seminal horror classic film Halloween.

Celebrated every five years since the 25th anniversary in 2003, the Halloween-based convention returns to Pasadena, California, with H40: 40 Years of Terror to mark the 40th anniversary of the franchise just ahead of the theatrical release of 40-years-later sequel Halloween.

The special anniversary convention event, hosted October 12—14 at the Pasadena Convention Center promises to deliver the biggest Halloween convention to date.

Stars, directors, and crew from all 11 Halloween films — including the yet-to-be-released Blumhouse-produced Halloween sequel — are set to attend H40 as the convention expands into a larger convention space than ever before.

Events include a special Horror’s Hallowed Grounds filming location tour, panels and Q&A sessions with cast across the 40-year-old franchise, special gallery offerings, exclusive H40 and Halloween merchandise offerings, and for the first time in the convention’s history, fans will be able to engage in professional photo opportunities.

Attending guests, event and programming schedules, and ticket information can be found via the official H40 website.

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Just Announced: D23 Expo 2019 Ticket Prices, Plus Haunted Mansion-Themed Design Contest & the Return of Mousequerade

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, August 23, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will take place August 23–25, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including the best of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars across film, television, theme parks, products, online, music, live entertainment, and more. D23 Expo 2019 marks the sixth biennial Expo held in Anaheim.

Everything You Need to Know About Tickets

Tickets for D23 Expo 2019 go on sale on August 23. This year, discounted single-day and multi-day tickets for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members, and Gold Members who purchase their tickets from August 23–November 20, 2018 will enjoy an additional special “Early Bird” discount.

D23 Gold Family Members can save as much as $288 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Gold Member “Early Bird” rate.

General admission tickets are $89 for a one-day adult admission and $69 for children. Three-day money-saving tickets are also available.

If you’re already counting down the days until D23 Expo 2019, start your Disney celebration early with exclusive merchandise available from August 23 until December 31, only when you buy your tickets to D23 Expo!

Discounted hotel and Disneyland Resort park tickets are available to all Expo ticket purchasers. For more information on tickets and the ticket prices for Gold Members and general admission, visit D23expo.com.

A limited number of VIP Sorcerer Packages for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to both D23 Gold and Gold Family Members at $2,500 per ticket. The full list of Sorcerer benefits can be found here.

Members can purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets. Additional details and a complete list of Sorcerer Package benefits are highlighted at D23expo.com.

D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will also be entitled to special benefits throughout the weekend including exclusive discounts and offers at select Disney retail and partner locations; a commemorative gift; and limited priority queueing for Hall D23 and the Expo Arena. Stay tuned for announcements about these magical opportunities in the coming months—but if you’re looking for more Disney magic right now, visit D23.com/join to join D23 and enjoy these future benefits.

Every year, D23 Expo brings more and more Disney magic to the fans who come from all around the world to celebrate. Here are some of the exciting things you can look forward to, just announced today:

All the Magic of Disney on One Show Floor:

Once again, the Expo will celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney with signature entertainment, celebrity appearances, panels, presentations, sneak peeks, and immersive experiences. A massive show floor will feature exhibits, shopping, and photo opportunities from all across Disney and its partners.

The Disney magic extends from the show floor to the stage, as D23 Expo 2019 will showcase all of the latest stars in the Disney universe in a variety of panels and experiences that fans can’t miss. In 2017, celebrity appearances included Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Whoopi Goldberg, Jordan Fisher, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Hamill, Kristen Bell, Chris Hemsworth, Mandy Moore, and the stars of Disney’s Descendants. Additionally, Disney executives and creative talent came together to deliver special presentations, announcements, and experiences to Disney fans throughout the three-day extravaganza.

New Disney Legends, Archives Exhibit, and More

One of the essential traditions of D23 Expo is the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, honoring the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy. Last year, we honored Mark Hamill, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Carrie Fisher, and more of the magic makers who have helped shaped Disney through the years. Who will be announced as Disney Legends next? Stay tuned for future announcements on D23 Expo 2019’s honorees.

Additionally, one of D23 Expo’s can’t-miss experiences is an extraordinary exhibit presented by the Walt Disney Archives. D23 Expo 2017 featured a swashbuckling look at the history of Disney and pirates and our friends at the Walt Disney Archives are hard at work right now putting together an exhibit for D23 Expo 2019 that is sure to be packed full of stunning Disney history and memories.

Also returning to D23 Expo 2019 is Talent Central, where fans can meet their favorite Disney stars, and a daily parade on the show floor, which debuted at D23 Expo 2017 to rousing celebration.

Ashley Eckstein and Yvette Nicole Brown Return to Judge Mousequerade

One of the most stunning parts of every D23 Expo is seeing the talented Disney fans in their amazing costumes, celebrating their favorite characters from Disney’s broad history. For D23 Expo 2019, the Mousequerade costume contest is back with actress Yvette Nicole Brown and fashion designer Ashley Eckstein returning as judges for the popular event, which includes dozens of eye-popping creations from fans around the world.

A Ghoulishly Delightful Design Challenge

The D23 Expo 2019 Design Challenge will be themed to the fan-favorite attraction Haunted Mansion, which first opened at Disneyland in 1969 and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Fans are encouraged to create ghoulishly delightful designs—from paintings and drawings to sculptures and models—inspired by the beloved attraction and its 999 happy haunts. Twenty-three pieces of finalist artwork will be on display throughout the D23 Expo weekend at a gallery on the show floor. The winning artist will be chosen prior to the start of the D23 Expo and will receive a cash prize of $2,300. Details for Mousequerade and the Design Challenge will be revealed this fall, so make sure to check back and find out more about this frighteningly exciting opportunity.

So much exciting news was announced today, but wait—even more announcements about the ultimate Disney fan event will be coming, so stay tuned! For the latest news and updates about D23 Expo 2019, visit d23expo.com.

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Star Wars Celebration Heads To Chicago In April 2019

Star Wars Celebration, the one-of-a-kind event that welcomes thousands of fans from around the world, will be hosted in a brand new location for its 20th Anniversary. From April 11-15, 2019, Star Wars Celebration will be heading to McCormick Place in Chicago!

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. More details, including guests and events for the 20th-Anniversary celebration, will be available soon on the Star Wars Celebration website. The event is produced by Lucasfilm in collaboration with ReedPOP.

Tickets for the event — including multi-day, single-day, and VIP passes — are scheduled to go on sale June 5 at 12 p.m. CST at StarWarsCelebration.com.

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Frankenstein & The Bride of Frankenstein Prints By Drew Struzan Available At 2017 MondoCon

The famed illustrator Drew Struzan will be in attendance at 2017 MondoCon and he will be offering two very limited edition prints featuring Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein.

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

MondoCon will be from November 4-5 in Austin Texas.

Frankenstein by Drew Struzan
Edition of 150
18″x24″
$100

Bride of Frankenstein by Drew Struzan
Edition of 150
18″x24″
$100

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Jack Kirby To Be Honored At D23 Expo 2017

This July, the legendary Jack Kirby will be honored for his remarkable creative achievements as a Disney Legend in a ceremony to be held at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Award ceremony will take place at 10am on Friday, July 14, in Hall D23.

Jack Kirby first grabbed our attention in the spring of 1941 with Captain America, a character he created with Joe Simon. Kirby then followed this debut with a prolific output of comic books in the Western, Romance, and Monster genres – all a prelude to his defining work helping to create the foundations of the Marvel Universe. For the next decade, Kirby and co-creator Stan Lee would introduce a mind-boggling array of new characters and teams — including the Avengers, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, Ant-Man, Wasp, Black Panther, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Inhumans. Kirby was inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame’s 1987 inaugural class and continued creating comics throughout the ’90s before passing away in 1994.

Other honorees of this year’s Legends Award are Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for 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.

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Marvel Announces Epic Experiences For Fans At Disney’s D23 Expo 2017

Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­–16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and more. Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk. Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from Thor: Ragnarok, as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film.

The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display. Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader.

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B. Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor, the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.

Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes. Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards, Marvel Heroes Omega comes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.

Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight. Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC. Marvel Puzzle Quest combines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more at www.marvelpuzzlequest.com.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Membersof 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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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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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 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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