Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Twisted Dark VOL 5- American Premier at C2E2

(United Kingdom-April 23, 2014) T Publications announced today that they will be releasing the first remastered US editions of Twisted Dark in the midwest at C2E2 in Chicago, IL. The publisher will have Twisted Dark Volume 1 heavily discounted for $9.99 and Twisted Dark Volumes 2-5  available for $14.99 to celebrate the release of the fifth volume. Creator Neil Gibson can be found at booth #134. This is the first time Twisted Dark Volume 5 has ever been seen in the USA.
C2E2 runs April 25th- April 27th, 2014. Not coming to the show? Don't worry Twisted Dark will be in US stores this summer. CEO and writer Neil Gibson explains, “We'd love to be able to meet all our fans face to face, but if we can't, the least we can do is make sure that our products are readily available in stores in the United States.”
What others are saying about T Pub:
"Neil Gibson is an undiscovered Brian Michael Bendis" - Bleeding Cool
"Gibson has a talent for suspense and it really flourishes in his writing...he takes a left turn right in front of you, cuts off your train of thought and leaves your mind crashed and wondering what just happened -- in a good way, of course."Comics Bulletin
"Neil Gibson does everything he needs to and in just 24 pages creates a life, a problem and delivers enough suspense to make us intrigued." -Forbidden Planet
 "Well written and illustrated, this is a fantastic story that leaves you feeling sorry for the main character. What makes this such a gripping read is the slow and steady build up and evenly sectioned story." - Pages&Panels
T Publications is a new publisher from London. The first issue of Twisted Dark was the #1 book on Amazon Kindle in the UK and they are releasing volume 5 in May. Looking for horror that will make you laugh as well as gasp? Check out their miniseries Tabatha! And for those looking for light-hearted reading, make sure and pick up Twisted Light!
Twitter (@tpublications), Facebook (www.facebook.com/tpublications), www.tpub.co.uk
 DARK HORSE DIGITAL CELEBRATES THREE YEARS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Digital reaches a new landmark, as our digital store celebrates its third anniversary this coming weekend. As a thank-you to our fans, Dark Horse announces two special promotions!

First, Dark Horse will be giving three lucky winners an iPad mini loaded with Dark Horse comics!
To enter to win, all you need to do is download a comic to your collection! Better yet, with over fifty free comics to choose from, there is no purchase necessary to win.

Beginning Friday, we will be giving away one iPad per day over the course of the weekend. The winners will be given the digital collection of their choosing.

Also, beginning Friday morning, Dark Horse Digital is offering 50 percent off all purchases made through the web store! It doesn’t stop there: confirmed Dark Horse Digital newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive coupon for an additional 10 percent off. This newsletter coupon stacks with the web store discount, offering an even greater savings on your entire transaction.

The third-anniversary sale starts this Friday (April 25) and ends Sunday (April 27) at midnight PST—so head over to Digital.DarkHorse.com and sign up for the Digital Newsletter to maximize your savings!

Dark Horse Comics launched its standalone comic-reader app and digital store on April 27, 2011, and has received incredible accolades from the continuously growing worldwide digital-comics fan base.

Since then, Dark Horse Digital has grown significantly in numbers and readership while featuring its most popular and best-selling titles, including Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Hellboy, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Conan, and Mass Effect, as well as exclusive digital-only comics, such as Plants vs. Zombies, Eve: True Stories, and Dragon Age. Dark Horse Digital regularly hosts weekly sales, discounts, and other special promotions for its reader base. We currently offer thousands of comics and are continuing to increase the digital availability of the Dark Horse back catalog.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers, features cloud storage through both the Google Play and iOS apps, and provides a first-class digital comics reading experience. Download the free app today!

iPad Sweepstakes Fine Print
No purchase necessary. One entry per person per Dark Horse Digital account per day. Any digital comic entitlement added to a Dark Horse Digital account during April 25, 2014, to April 27, 2014, will constitute an entry to win. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of entry date. Entries only accepted if submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST), April 27, 2014. Three winners will be selected randomly (as determined at Dark Horse’s sole discretion) from all applicable entries and will be notified by May 2, 2014. Entry constitutes agreement by winners to be publicized and permission to use each winner’s name for the purposes of promotion of the Sweepstakes without further compensation. Sweepstakes void where prohibited. Odds of winning dependent on number of entrants.
About Dark Horse Digital
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.
Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get all the issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed online on your computer or, mobile browser, and through the Dark Horse Bookshelf apps, available on iTunes App Store and Google Play.
To get started, simply log on to Digital.DarkHorse.com or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.

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 FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, SNAGFILMS WILL BE PREMIERING ONE NEW FILM EXCLUSIVELY ON ITS FREE STREAMING SITE AND DEVICES EACH WEEK THROUGH 2014

Award-Winning and Festival Favorite Films Such as Magic Camp, RasTa:
A Soul's Journey and More Will Be Making Their Free VOD Debuts Each Monday

NEW YORK, NY, April 23, 2014 -Beginning in April and continuing through to the end of the year, SnagFilms, the award-winning social video-viewing platform and 2014 Webby nominee, will be premiering a new film each week.  Encompassing a wide range of genres, SnagFilms viewers will have the opportunity to watch 40 acclaimed indies and documentaries for the very first time at no cost exclusively on SnagFilms.com. 

The monthly premieres will offer unique content that complement holidays, and both current and special events.  The first of April's premieres, Alrick Brown's powerful Sundance Audience Award-winning drama Kinyarwanda (4/7), commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.  Released to coincide with the Tribeca Film Festival and Coachella, Let Fury Have the Hour (4/14), is a rough, raw and inspirational journey into the creative counter-culture of 2012.  And,  just in time for Easter comes Rabbit Fever (4/21),director Amy Do's hare-raising documentary,  a coming-of-age story that follows six competitors as they strive to win the top title at the National American Rabbit Convention - an event that draws more than 20,000 rabbits in one building, the largest mass of rabbits in the world

Additional films making their April and May debuts include:  
  
 Remember Where You Are 
Premiere Date: April 28
  

Echoing the passion of Once, Remember Where You Are is a documentary of music, determination and human connection.  After achieving what many aspiring musicians dream of and signing to a major record label, Catherine Feeny and Sebastian Rogers discovered the harsh realities that come with success and stardom. After they're abruptly dropped from their labels and their dreams shattered, these two singer-songwriters redefine themselves and their art by taking off on a two-month long, 15,000 mile journey across the United States playing their music in the living rooms of fans, friends and strangers they met along the way. 

REMEMBER WHERE YOU ARE trailer
Remember Where You Are Trailer
   
Magic Camp
Premiere Date: May 5 
  
 
Welcome to the real Hogwarts: to escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves; Tannen's Magic Camp, the oldest and most prestigious training ground for young magicians. They want to prove their worth on the same stage where superstars like Blaine + Copperfield once performed. But to get there, they need to learn more than sleight of hand and tricks of the trade. They have to find the magic inside in this award-winning documentary from two-time Emmy-nominated director Judd Ehrlich (Run for Your Life, Mayor of the West Side). 

Magic Camp - Trailer
Magic Camp Trailer
 
RasTa: A Soul's Journey
Premiere Date: May 12

 
Commemorate the May 11 deathiversary of reggae legend Bob Marley with this enlightening doc which follows one of his granddaughters, Donisha Prendergast, to eight countries -- the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Israel, Canada and Jamaica -- to explore the roots, evolution and impact of Rastafari.  Acting as an irrepressible and charming guide, she educates viewers about a way of life that many know little about beyond the dreadlocks, ganja, and the red, gold, and green. And, along the way she encounters Rastafarian elders, musicians, poets, professors and individuals who share personal stories of the influence of Donisha's iconic grandfather, Bob Marley. 
 
RasTa: A Soul's Journey
RasTa: A Soul's Journey Trailer
 
 The Carrier
Until They Are Home
Return From Tarawa
Premiere Date: May 19
 
   
 
Three films tied to Memorial Day make their free VOD debuts leading up to the national day of remembrance.  The Carrier is Steven C. Barber's behind-the-scenes documentary following the machinations in setting up the first college basketball game abroad the USS Carl Vinson in honor of the military's dedication.; Until They Are Home, narrated by Kelsey Grammer, which chronicles the efforts of JPAC in searching for the remains of missing marines killed in The Battle of Tarawa in 1943; and, Return to Tarawa, narrated by Ed Harris, follows Tarawa battle vet Leon Cooper back to "Red Beach"in a powerful story of redemption and passion. 

The Carrier Trailer

Until They Are Home Trailer
Until They Are Home Trailer

Spilt Milk
Premiere Date: May 27

  
In Blake Calhoun's blackly funny film, Todd Wells (Jake Johnson, "New Girl") is the disenchanted, disgruntled and disheveled assistant manager at the local grocery store. Once a popular high school standout, an accident changed his life and he now finds himself awkwardly stuck in a dead-end routine, unable to move forward. However, his future is about to change: after arriving late to his night-shift, Todd encounters a robber who takes him and everyone in the store hostage, forcing the motley group to wait-out the timelock on the manager's safe.  And, as personalities are revealed and the past explored, there's a chuckle at every twist in this accidental comedy. 

Trailer - Spilt Milk
Spilt Milk Trailer

About SnagFilms

SnagFilms is an award-winning social video-viewing platform that offers entertainment lovers an extensive library of free movies on demand.  The platform provides members the tools to discover, watch and recommend a wide range of professional online video content.  The SnagFilms viewing experience is available everywhere, enabling audiences to watch movies on the web (including thousands of affiliate sites) as well as on sector-leading applications that are available on mobile, set-top box and home entertainment devices.

SnagFilms, Inc., also owns Indiewire, the independent film industry's leading news service and blog network, twice named top entertainment site by the Webby Awards.  Co-founded in 2008 by Ted Leonsis and Rick Allen, SnagFilms, Inc. was named as one of Red Herring's 2013 Top-100 Technology Companies in North America.  Snagfilms.com is nominated for a Webby as 2014's top entertainment site. SnagFilms, Inc. is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in New York and Los Angeles. For further information, visit snagfilms.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: eigoMANGA Launches Indiegogo Campaign For A Vanguard Princess Netplay DLC

San Francisco, California — April 23rd, 2014 — eigoMANGA launches an Indiegogo campaign to reward developers that create a Vanguard Princess Netplay DLC on Steam.

Vanguard Princess is a 2D fighting game for the PC that features an all-female cast each with their own unique fighting style. Players can choose from ten girls with unique fighting skills and pair them with a younger assistant partner to form a team.

Vanguard Princess was released on Steam in March 2014 and is actively played by gamers in approximately 131 countries. There is a need for a Vanguard Princess Netplay DLC and eigoMANGA's Indiegogo campaign is aimed to reward developers who are driven to create it. The Vanguard Princess Netplay DLC will be free to Steam gamers who own a copy of Vanguard Princess.

eigoMANGA offers benefits for supporters who financially contribute to the campaign. The benefits range from exclusive content such as the original sound track to the game, digital artwork, figurines, and extends to early access to the Netplay's Beta DLC. Some benefits would allow supporters to make in-game cameo appearances.

A Netplay DLC on Steam is ideal for Vanguard Princess because Steam's cloud-base platform allows its community of over 65 million gamers to have automatic updates and synced versions to the game; this is essential in order for Netplay gaming to work. Through Steam, players get automatic updates to Vanguard Princess; with a Netplay DLC in place, they can find, sync with, and play against other Vanguard Princess gamers over the internet.

More information on the Vanguard Princess Indiegogo Campaign can be found on http://igg.me/at/vanpri

Visit the Vanguard Princess website at http://www.VanguardPrincess.com


About eigoMANGA:

eigoMANGA is a production and publishing company that specializes in creating original comic books, animation, and digital media. The company formed an independent game development studio in January 2011 to localize and publish independent Japanese games. More information about eigoMANGA can be found at www.eigoMANGA.com or www.VanguardPrincess.com

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

'CAPTAIN MARVEL'S' FILIPE ANDRADE
TO ILLUSTRATE SPECIAL
'SUICIDE RISK' ISSUE

 
April 22,  2014 - Los Angeles, CA - At BOOM! Studios, we love inviting varied industry professionals to play in our creative sandbox, from Ed Brisson (Sheltered) writing an arc for SONS OF ANARCHY to Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac) illustrating a story arc for ADVENTURE TIME. We’ve had guest artists Joëlle Jones (Ultimate Spider-Man, Helheim) and Jorge Coehlo (POLARITY, Venom) tackle the world of SUICIDE RISK, and this June, we’re pleased to have artist Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) join their ranks as he teams up with writer Mike Carey on a special stand-alone issue of SUICIDE RISK. In issue #14, the tension is building, and with Leo Winters’ true past revealed, it’s time to explore the origins of two of his closest, most fearsome allies: sisters Diva and Aisa!
“Filipe is one of those artists who has broken the mold, creating a unique, super-stylized look that explodes off the page,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We’re thrilled to have him draw a stand-alone story in SUICIDE RISK and help us broaden the mythology of Mike’s epic tale.”
SUICIDE RISK is an ongoing series about a world in which humanity is being overrun by a rise in the number of supervillains, and beat cops like Leo Winters are powerless to stop them. The only way he can get out from becoming a “suicide risk” is to change the rules of the game…
SUICIDE RISK #14, a stand-alone issue, goes on sale in comic shops on June 4th under Diamond Order Code APR140978 with a cover by Stephanie Hans for a price of $3.99. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
 
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films.

Suicide Risk #14 SUICIDE RISK #14 Cover by Stephanie Hans

Filipe Andrade Page from Suicide Risk #14
Page from SUICIDE RISK #14 by Filipe Andrade

Filipe Andrade page from Suicide Risk #14 - 2
Another page from SUICIDE RISK #14 by Filipe Andrade
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH BRIAN WOOD’S

THE MASSIVE!





MILWAUKIE, OR – APRIL 22 – There are no shortage of ways to celebrate the 44th Earth Day, and today Dark Horse offers comics fans the perfect opportunity to get in the worldwide celebration of eco-consciousness!

Today, and today only, Dark Horse is offering digital comics readers two special offers to catch up on Brian Wood’s acclaimed series, The Massive! Fans can catch up on all 22 issues for only $10! Not only that, we are giving away the first four issues absolutely free!

The Massive follows a group of direct-action environmentalists after the world has experienced a crippling ecological disaster. With society grinding to a halt and the planet itself in a state of rebellion, this group sails the world’s oceans looking not only for its lost sister ship, the titular Massive, but for some sense of logic in all the chaos. What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world’s already ended?

Download Brian Wood’s The Massive to your iOS or Android device, and head to your local comic shop tomorrow to pick up The Massive #22, and find out what critics have been raving about!

Praise for The Massive:

“Wood manages to perfectly blend suspense and moral philosophies with geo-political brushstrokes to create one of the freshest books on shelves.” – Complex

“Wood's post-crash world is still just as big as it was before, and he continues to find intriguing ways to explore it, while building up enough history and characters within the context of the series to keep it exciting. The Massive…remains as interesting as it did when it began.” – Comic Book Resources

“The Massive is a gripping read that should have no trouble winning over many readers to Wood's newest creator-owned venture.” –IGN
SAGA AND FIONA STAPLES ROCKET TO HUGO AWARD NOMINATIONS
Science fiction comics series won award in 2013
Image Comics joins the many fans of SAGA in congratulating Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples on their Hugo Award nominations! Announced on April 19 at the British National Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, the nominations include one for SAGA VOLUME TWO in the Best Graphic Story category and for Staples in the Best Professional Artist category. SAGA previously won the Best Graphic Story Hugo Award in 2013.
 
I've been an avid reader of Hugo-nominated works since grade school, so this is a ridiculous honor for our book,” said writer Vaughan, “and it's especially cool to see co-creator Fiona Staples recognized as one of the finest artists of a genre we both love.”
 
SAGA tells the story of two star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of a generations-long interplanetary war. Jetting across the galaxy with their baby daughter Hazel, Marko and Alana flee from their own governments and bounty hunters sent to hunt them down, encountering aliens who are friends and foes alike.

The Hugo Awards have recognized excellence in the science fiction and fantasy genres since 1955. The winners are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society. The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), to be held this year in London on August 17.
 
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
A PAIR OF UNLIKELY HEROES ARE EARTH’S LAST LINE OF DEFENSE IN VIZ MEDIA’S MANGA,
WORLD TRIGGER, DEBUTING THIS FALL

Gear Up As A Geek And His Peculiar Friend Take On Alien Invaders In Series Straight From The Pages Of
WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP

San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces the launch of a new manga (graphic novel) series this Fall with the release of WORLD TRIGGER in October. Created by Daisuke Ashihara, it has been thrilling domestic fans with new chapters featured regularly in the company’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP digital manga magazine and will captivate even more readers as it begins its release in graphic novel format.

WORLD TRIGGER debuts under its Shonen Jump imprint with the first two volumes releasing simultaneously on October 7th. Vols. 1 and 2 are rated ‘T’ for Teens and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN each. Digital versions will also launch for $6.99 (USD/CAN) each on the same day on VIZManga.com and through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones, as well as through the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. New volumes will be released by bi-monthly.

WORLD TRIGGER begins four years after a mysterious portal to another dimension bursts open and invincible monsters called Neighbors invade Earth. Osamu Mikumo may not be the best among the elite warriors who co-opt other-dimensional technology to fight back, but along with his Neighbor friend Yuma, he’ll do whatever it takes to defend life on Earth as we know it.

In the series’ opening volume, upstanding Osamu always does the right thing, whether it means pitching in to save Earth after school or turning the other cheek to bullies. But when he meets a feisty humanoid Neighbor named Yuma, everything that he thinks is right is turned on its head. Can the two natural enemies ever become friends?

“In WORLD TRIGGER, Mikado City will never be the same once the aliens invade and it’s up to a team of unlikely heroes armed with weapons called Triggers to defeat them and save mankind,” says Hope Donovan, Editor. “This hugely entertaining manga series has delighted WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP fans with its fast-paced story, dynamic and relatable characters, and clean, engaging art style. Catch all the opening action as we release the first two manga volumes simultaneously in print and digitally this Fall!”

For more information on WORLD TRIGGER, or other manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.


About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

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David Boreanaz, Nathan Fillion, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Lloyd, Norman Reedus Headline Celebrity Guests At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 19-22
Karen Gillan, Karl Urban, Evan Peters, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Five WWE® Standouts, Top Comics Creators At Pop Culture Festival At Pennsylvania Convention Center
PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2014David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”), Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” Serenity), Whoopi Goldberg (“The View,” Sister Act), Christopher Lloyd (“Taxi,” Back to the Future), Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,” Guardians of the Galaxy) and Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints) are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It is the eighth of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Fillion and Gillan will appear on Saturday, June 21 only; Reedus will attend on Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22; Goldberg will appear on Friday evening and Saturday, June 20-21; and Lloyd is scheduled to appear Friday through Sunday.
Other notables on the celebrity roster include Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hurt Locker), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, “Once Upon a Time”), Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Bourne Supremacy), Evan Peters (X-Men, Days of Future Past), Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead,” “The Vampire Diaries”), John Carpenter (director, Halloween, Escape from L.A.), Eliza Dushku (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), Daniel Cudmore (X-Men, Days of Future Past), Alan Tudyk (Serenity, Wreck-It Ralph), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Rudy), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny), Laura Vandervoort (“Smallville,” V) and “The Walking Dead” stars Michael Rooker, Sarah Wayne Callies, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson and Jon Bernthal.
In addition, WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™ (Friday), WWE® Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino™ (Saturday) and WWE® Superstars John Cena (Sunday) and Batista™ (Saturday) will attend.
Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Greg Capullo (“Batman,” “Spawn”), Eisner Award Hall of Famers Marv Wolfman (“DCU Online,” “Crisis on Infinite Earths”) and Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men”), Jim Cheung (“Avengers vs. X-Men,” “Iron Man”), Daniel Acuña (“Uncanny Avengers,” “Captain America”), Jesus Saiz (“Swamp Thing,” “Justice League”), Claudio Aboy (“Heavy Metal,” “Marilyn”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Flash”), Greg Horn (“Marvel: World of Heroes,” “Walt Disney”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), J.G. Jones (“Spider-Man,” “Before Watchmen”) and Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”).
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 Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 11 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, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, June 22, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Philadelphia 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 Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.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 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 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con