Martin Bright

By Martin Bright

Just by walking up to the Anaheim Convention Center it was apparent that WonderCon 2013 was going to be bigger than last year in Anaheim, and probably bigger than it ever has been. By 9:30am the line to get into the Exhibit Hall at 12pm was already stretched along the entire front side of the building. The registration line extended outside (and was being well managed by Comic Con International). The first day of WonderCon was not a sellout but the crowd was still very large with some big panels scheduled for later in the day. Cosplay on the day 1 was visible everywhere including large groups posing on the new fountain plaza in front of the convention center. Continue reading

LAST UPDATED 03/27/2013

The 2013 Convention Season is getting started in a BIG way for Forbidden Panel! WonderCon 2013, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California, will be the first show of the year for the group. Talent from the Forbidden Panel catalog of books will be on hand with new issues, art prints and more. The artists and writers are also going to be making a one of a kind art piece throughout the weekend that will be raffled off at the end of WonderCon. Forbidden Panel’s Inland Empire Comic Book Expo will be bringing the Queen and her court from the 2012 I.E. Zombie Beauty Pageant to take photos with fans and sign autographs. In addition, special guests Necro-Sapien Press, Rivets Comics, Blackbird Bows, the cast of Comic Book Live, the PODCrash with Chris Gore, and Adrianne Curry will also be hanging out at the booth. This is just a taste of what in in store at Booth #1010 and WonderCon 2013! Check out more details below and stay tuned for updated information!

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The second issue of The Plagued is now available! When an airborne virus consumes the planet turning a tenth of the human population into flesh devouring monsters, life as everyone had known it was over. Family members turned on each other. People killed themselves in masses, and the world fell to the sick and the dead. Watch the infection spread as the world falls apart following the dead in Lives of the Dead. Click below for a sneak peek of The Plagued #2 and details on how to get your copy.

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Friends of Forbidden Panel, COMIC BOOK LIVE are celebrating their first anniversary this Saturday March 9th, at the iOWest, with a special “mash-up” episode of their unique, improv comic book fandom show. The audience will laugh their asses off as the shenanigans unfold on stage with characters from the Avengers, X-men, Batman, The Walking Dead, Star Wars and more interact in the anniversary special. The SuperBar at the iOWest will have drinks specials all night. Attendees are always encouraged to cosplay and there will be a Dr. Who Live performance before COMIC BOOK LIVE that night too. More details and the official press release are below.

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By Martin Bright

The Walking Dead is one of TV’s most popular shows right now and now COMIC BOOK LIVE is bringing it to the stage! For one night only, February 23rd, at the IO West in Hollywood, COMIC BOOK LIVE along with Chris Gore and his friends of the PODCRASH podcast for a night of zombie themed hilarious-ness. COMIC BOOK LIVE has recently put on the Batman Holiday Special and Star Wars Episode VII: A Fan’s Hope to rave reviews. Do NOT miss their The Walking Dead live, improvised performance along with Chris Gore’s PODCRASH and a special improvised episode of Dr. Who. Hit the link for more information on this Saturday’s event!

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This Spring, Red 5 comics will have a new addition alongside their other well known characters like  Atomic Robo and Bonnie Lass. Bodie Troll is a “cute, furry, little grump” (think Disney’s Stitch with a
“non-family-friendly” rating) from Hagadorn Village where he strives to strike terror and fear into anyone crossing his path. Much to his dismay, he is anything but scary and everyone’s favorite little guy. When he’s not munching on dirty roots and sour milk, he’s running errands for a fairy godmother. From the Jay P. Fosgitt, issue #1 of Bodie Troll is set to hit shelves this April.

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By: Martin Bright

The long running comic and science fiction show is returning February 24th to the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center with a huge list of celebrity appearances, comic book talent, and more vendors than ever before. Any and all fans will find something at the show. AMC’s The Walking Dead stars, Danai Gurira and Laurie Holden (aka Michonne and Andrea) will be on site for pictures and autographs along with other celebrities, wrestlers and cosplayers. If you are looking for autographs, memorabilia  toys, comics, and more then don’t miss this show. Hit the link to check out the full list of appearances and more information.

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By Martin Bright

One of the biggest stories of 2012 was the acquisition of the Star Wars Universe by Disney. Since the mouse bought Lucasfilm and associated properties news has been breaking consistently about the coming of a new Star Wars film, Episode 7, in 2015. But who wants to wait 2 years?! The improv group at Comic Book Live is going to bring “Star Wars VII: The Phantom Hope” to the IO West THIS weekend!

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The holidays are here and you know what that means, office Christmas parties. But what if your office is a cave and your work involves a cape and cowl? Comic Book Live at the iO West has answered that question with their Bat Man Holiday Special performance. Chris Gore of the PodCrash podcasts and G4 played Batman and appearances by many of the Bat Rogues and sidekicks on stage this past Saturday made for a hilarious take on a caped crusader party.

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Long Beach Comic & Horror Con hosted their fourth annual show this past weekend. 10’s of thousands of attendees crowded the halls of the Long Beach Convention Center for the two day show. Cosplayers brought out their best costumes, convention center staff was well prepared to handle the Con attendees as well as the Gardening Expo people also in the building, and the California coastal weather created a picturesque weekend for a comic con. But this year’s limited programming and overall mood on the exhibit hall floor made for a less than normal con-experience. Long Beach Comic Con felt like it was missing some elements. Fans still seemed to enjoy hanging out with old friends and making new ones, but will they come back next year?Cosplayers as the Avengers Continue reading

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