Big Apple Convention
Press Release Neal Adams, who was inducted into the Eisner Award’s Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999, has been added to the field of nearly 150 comic creators already scheduled to attend Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, Saturday and Sunday at Penn Plaza Pavilion.
Press Release Jake Lloyd, who gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young “Anakin Skywalker” in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 1999, and Ahmad Best, who portrayed “Jar Jar Binks” in several of the films and associated content, will attend Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-3 at Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York. The event will mark the first time that the two have appeared together at a convention to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs.
Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, is set for Friday through Sunday, October 1-3, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Manhattan. The event, the largest and longest-running Comic Con in New York, will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and plenty of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
Yesterday, we mentioned that the Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors, is headed to the Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con in October, his first con appearance in 30 years. Some of you wondered why he was suddenly putting himself back in the fan spotlight, and today we have another clue. Turns out the Syfy Channel has a new slate of original shows on the plate, one of them starring Lee Majors. ME AND LEE In this ½-hour single-camera series, a down-on-his-luck 20-something undergoes back surgery, only to find that the procedure did not go well. Enter Lee Majors, who
The organizers behind the Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con have announced Lee Majors, best known as the Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy will make his first convention appearance in 30 years. “I am looking forward to meeting fans at my first Wizard World Comic Con experience,” said Majors. “It has been a while since I have had this opportunity, and I’m glad that ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and some of the other programs I’ve been in have remained a part of pop culture for so long.” The list for the show continues to grow, last week
Beginning at the Big Apple Con in October, TCGplayer.com will host a series of Magic: The Gathering competitions with major cash prizes being awarded to the winners. Starting at Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-3 at Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York, the TCGplayer.com Championship Series will host events at every Wizard World Comic Con, offering $10,000 prizes at each, culminating in a huge $75,000 championship tournament at Chicago Comic Con in 2011. In total, over $250,000.00 in cash and prizes will be paid out during the inaugural year of the TCGplayer.com Championship Series.
Here’s something that makes a whole lot of sense; your company is letting people go left and right, you cancel and/or postpone Wizard World Texas and Wizard World Los Angeles, so you go out and purchase the Big Apple Convention.Â To make matters even more confusing, Gareb Shamus is moving the show to October 16 – 18, 2009, which just so happens to be the same month that the New York Comic Con had announced it is moving to.Â If Shamus and Wizard wanted to stir up a hornet’s nest of publicity on a slow news day, it certainly succeeded