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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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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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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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New York Comic Con To Host Spotlight Panel On Frank Miller On October 6, 2017

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Fans attending New York Comic Con are invited to attend a special panel on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30pm spotlighting iconic writer/artist Frank Miller.

Join DC Publisher Dan DiDio for a special one on one conversation with Miller, the creative mind behind titles such as Ronin, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Batman: Year One, Dark Knight III: The Master Race and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Last Crusade.

Miller, along with contributors Brian Azzarello, Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson have forever changed the way that fellow talent and fans alike view Batman, the Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman and the other denizens of Gotham City.

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