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Wizard World, which produces annual comic cons in Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Ohio, Austin and New Orleans, has added cons in Nashville and St Louis for 2013.
The St. Louis event is set for March 22-24 and the Nashville con will take place October 18-20. Stan Lee, Dean Cain, Billy Dee Williams, and James Marsters are among the confirmed guests for both.
Advance tickets are now on sale and range from $30 for one day passes to $499 for Platinum VIP passes. Visit www.wizardworld.com to purchase tickets.
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Batman fans can now see a collection of goodies from The Dark Knight Trilogy while getting 15% off their stay at the JW Marriot in Los Angeles through December 14.
This week Warner Bros launched The Dark Knight Legend pop-up exhibit at L.A. LIVE’s Event Deck, just in time for the December 4th release of The Dark Knight Rises on Blue-Ray.
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With thousands of geeks invading New York City for New York Comic Con, there are plenty of other comic-themed events planned around town this weekend.
Here's a look at a few geeky festivities you don't need a NYCC badge to get into:
Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, Sina Grace, Justin Jordan, and Tradd Moore are set to appear at Image Comics/Multiversity’s Party on Friday night at Houndstooth Pub.
Stan Lee has attended so many Comic-cons in recent years, it was only a matter of time before he started his own.
Last year the comics icon launched Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo which welcomed 35,000 people, the largest comic convention debut ever.
This weekend the con returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center for its second year. Along with Lee, other special guests will include Elvira, Kevin Smith, Lou Ferrigno, Felicia Day, Thomas Jane, and Linda Blair.
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Comic purists have complained for years that San Diego International Comic-Con, taking place between July 12 -15 at the San Diego Film Festival, has become too commercial and way too crowded, but this year they will have an alternative.
Some of Comic-Con's original founders are celebrating the event's 40th Anniversary by organizing the first San Diego Comic Fest, which they describe as an "intimate scale, old school comic con."
The Comic Fest will go down October 19-21, 2012 at the San Diego Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. Organizers plan on having about 1000 attendees, compared to SDCC's 100,000 + fans.
If you've had it with the crowds and lines at San Diego Comic-Con, you can buy tickets to SDCF at http://www.sdcomicfest.org/.
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This week San Diego Comic-Con's line-up is beginning to shape up as more panels, autograph signings, and special events are finally announced.
Yesterday, Comic-Con mainstays Walt Disney Studios and Marvel announced their panels, including Frankenweenie director Tim Burton, a special look at the Oz The Great and Powerful, the voice cast of Wreck-It Ralph, and a look inside Iron Man 3.
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Forget San Diego, the ultimate comic geek destination this summer will be Wilmington, N.C.
With The Avengers already in theaters, the next flick in the mega Marvel movie franchise is about to start shooting.
Iron Man 3 is set to begin filming in Wilmington any day now. The movie's star, Robert Downey Jr., has even been spotted around town.
This week comic geeks have been buzzing about a recently launched viral campaign for The Amazing Spider-Man.
A few days ago, several Spidey-related websites began launching, including a site for the fictional Jerera's Boxing Gym which, according to the site, is funding the wrestling team at Peter Parker's Midtown Science High School. Fans have also uncovered ParkersPOV.com, featuring a photo of a young Peter Parker and his parents, as well as a new OsCorp website that, so far, only reveals the company's logo.
This weekend Stan Lee will celebrate the release of The Avengers on California's Catalina Island and you can join him!
Lee, who is the former president of Marvel Comics and co-founded the POW! Entertainment company, is set to host a special screening of The Avengers at the Catalina Film Festival this weekend. He'll also introduce the documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story and appear on a panel to discuss his work.
The L.A. Times' comic movie blog, Hero Complex, is hosting its 3rd Annual Hero Complex Film Festival next month featuring movie screenings followed by Q&As with the movie's stars, directors, and producers. Past fests have included appearances by Warren Beatty, who presented Dick Tracy, and producer Alex Kurtzman,with a screening of Star Trek.
This year's festival will feature a double feature of Dawn of the Dead, with director Zack Snyder and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and Shaun of the Dead, with director Edgar Wright. Among the other movies showing at the fest are A Clockwork Orange with Malcolm McDowell, Super with Rainn Wilson, and Serenity with Nathan Fillion.
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This year, along with appearances by legends of the comic, anima and sci-fi worlds, there are also several Hollywood Panels scheduled including 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, Resident Evil; Retribution and The Amazing Spider-Man with Emma Stone.
And, for the first time, WonderCon, which is usually held in San Francisco, will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. To celebrate the show's change of venue, some of the area's other local attractions are offering badgeholders special perks.
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Last week, in a frenzy of excitement, we broke the news (for English-language press, at least) that Taiwan's EVA Air would celebrate their 20th Anniversary by bringing back the old, immensely successful Hello Kitty-painted airplane. Instead of only one as before, however, there'd be three A330s, each with a unique paintjob and the full treatment of Hello Kitty-ization on the inside and out.
That alone was awesome news, and now we have more. Although the Hello Kitty plane routes only operate from Taipei-Taoyuan International to Tokyo, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Seoul and Hong Kong, EVA Air has just begun long-haul flights from New York-JFK to Taipei. Switching operations from Newark to JFK means it's now that much easier for American travelers to hop an EVA flight and connect at TPE to one of the Hello Kitty jets.