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Marvel’s superheroes are about to descend on Hong Kong. Disney has just announced they will soon begin building the first ever Marvel “Themed Area” within their Hong Kong Disneyland Park.
The plan isn't a total surprise to comic fans. Disney has been open about the fact that they've planned to introduce more Marvel elements into their theme parks since they acquired the company in 2009. It also makes sense to launch the new enterprise in Hong Kong since it will be a big draw to tourists visiting from the mainland.
Wizard World, which hosts Comic-Cons in cities around the country including Portland, Nashville, Chicago, and Austin, has announced a return to NYC with the "New York City Experience."
Wizard World will bring together celebrities, comic creators, sports stars, and exhibitors for the 2013 Wizard World New York City Experience on the weekend of June 28-30, 2013.
Tickets are now on sale for Toronto ComicCon, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 9th and 10th.
Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Teen Wolf), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Daniel Logan (Star Wars Episode II) and the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will all be in attendance, along with Toronto's own Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery, the creators of Kill Shakespeare.
Why limit your convention travel to pop culture and comics this year? There are conventions for just about anything you can think of, including candy. Here's a look at three of the sweetest candy conventions taking place this year.
On Feb. 21- 23, the 12th Annual PEZcific Coast Convention will take place in L.A. and feature lots of PEZ vendors, charity auctions, a scavenger hunt, and more activities. The convention is open to anyone interested in collecting PEZ candy and only costs $35 (if you register before Feb. 5).
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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.
GeekGirlCon recently gave female comic fans another reason to geek out when they announced the details of their 2013 conference.
The con, which will take place at The Conference Center at WSCC in Seattle, is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of women in all aspects of geek culture. Panels, workshops, gaming, and special guests are also geared to geeky girls and their unique interests.
Tickets for 2013's first big geek fest, Wizard World Portland Comic Con, are now on sale.
The con, taking place February 22- 24, 2013, will welcome The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus, comic legend Stan Lee, Homeland's Morena Baccarin, one-time Superman Dean Cain, and Buffy's James Marsters, as well as dozens of exhibitors and artists.
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If you’re more bah humbug than ho, ho, ho, there are trees out there for you too: Moon Trees. These trees, located all over the U.S., don’t have sparkly lights or flashy ornaments but they have been to the moon.
Back in the 1971 Stuart Roosa brought along close to 500 seeds from five tree species on the Apollo 14 mission as part of an experiment. As Apollo 14 re-entered Earth's atmosphere the container carrying the seeds opened and the seeds all mixed together.
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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.
If you're sick of the mall but don't necessarily want to do all of your holiday shopping on a laptop, then you'll definitely want to make the trip to the Bazaar Bizarre nearest you.
The free indie craft festival is taking place on December 1st & 2nd at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco, on December 8th & 9th in Cleveland at the 78th Street Studios, and at BCA Cyclorama in Boston on December 16th.
The Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con will take place on November 30 - December 2, just in time to pick up a few Christmas gifts for the geeks in your life.
The con is going down at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and, along with dozens of comic vendors, will feature celebrity appearances, signings, panels, and more.
Among the highlights are a Star Trek: Next Generation Reunion and appearances by Eliza Dushku, Stan Lee, and cast members from The Walking Dead.
There are still tickets available for New Orleans Comic Con. One day tickets start at $35, 3 day advance passes are $70. For more information, visit wizardworld.com.
Wellington Airport isn't the only landmark in New Zealand being taken over by giant characters from The Hobbit.
In anticipation of the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, huge silhouettes of 14 characters from the movie have been installed on the fifth story of the New Zealand Post House, a 12-story office tower at 7 Waterloo Quay, Wellington, New Zealand.