Convention – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Sat, 19 May 2018 14:00:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 61893577 @StarWarsCelebration 2019 Announced! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/starwarscelebration-2019-announced/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/starwarscelebration-2019-announced/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 18:00:45 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=169857 Yesterday on “The Star Wars Show” they officially announced the dates and location of Star Wars Celebration 2019 – Chicago, Il April 11th-15th, 2019.  This is the same location and just weeks apart from C2E2 2019.

Be sure you get your taxes done early next year so you aren’t scrambling and miss out on the fun.

 

 

Tickets will go on sale June 5th, but you can check out hotel information now on www.starwarscelebration.com

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/starwarscelebration-2019-announced/feed/ 0 169857
‘Lord of the Rings’ Star Elijah Wood To Make First Wizard World Comic Con Appearance In Philadelphia, May 19-20 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/lord-of-the-rings-star-elijah-wood-to-make-first-wizard-world-comic-con-appearance-in-philadelphia-may-19-20/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/lord-of-the-rings-star-elijah-wood-to-make-first-wizard-world-comic-con-appearance-in-philadelphia-may-19-20/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=169564 Iconic Trilogy’s ‘Frodo Baggins’ Adds To Star Power, Joins LOTR Stars Astin, Boyd At Pennsylvania Convention Center

 

Elijah Wood-333.jpgPHILADELPHIA, May 8, 2018Elijah Wood , who starred as “Frodo Baggins” in the iconic Lord of the Rings trilogy and reprised the role in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey among his dozens of film and TV roles, will make his first Wizard World appearance next week when he attends Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City. Wood will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive fan Q&A with his fellow LOTR co-stars Sean Astin and Billy Boyd during his appearance.

 

Widely regarded as one of the most gifted actors of his generation, Wood continues to challenge his craft with boundary-pushing roles that span an extensive array of different styles and genres across film and television. Some of his post-LOTR work includes co-starring role in last year’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” The Trust opposite Nicholas Cage and The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel and Rose Leslie.

 

In addition, through his production company SpectreVision, which was founded in 2010 alongside Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, Wood premiered Bitch at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Other SpectreVision films include the comedy/horror film Cooties, which Wood starred in and produced, as well as The Greasy Strangler, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, The Boy, Toad Road and LFO , among others.

 

Wood joins a standout celebrity roster in Philadelphia that already includes Stephen Amell (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Sebastian Stan (Captain America franchise), the Justice League trio of Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”), Pom Klementieff ( Guardians of the Galaxy), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” Here Comes the Boom), Jewel Staite (“Firefly,” “Stargate: Atlantis” and more at the comic con and pop culture extravaganza.

 

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia will also feature the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet as well as non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon.

 

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The fifth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, May 17, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, May 18, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

 

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

 

For more on the 2018 Wizard World Philadelphia, visit http://wizd.me/PhiladelphiaPR .

 

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

 

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon .

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/lord-of-the-rings-star-elijah-wood-to-make-first-wizard-world-comic-con-appearance-in-philadelphia-may-19-20/feed/ 0 169564
Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con Partners with Destiny USA and Embassy Suites http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/syracuses-salt-city-comic-con-partners-with-destiny-usa-and-embassy-suites/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/syracuses-salt-city-comic-con-partners-with-destiny-usa-and-embassy-suites/#respond Fri, 04 May 2018 16:00:12 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=169355
CNY Comic-Con Provides Family-Friendly Fun in a Unique Event–
 
Syracuse, N.Y. (May 4, 2018):  Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con heads to a new location this July, announcing a partnership with Destiny USA and the Embassy Suites by Hilton at Destiny USA.
The 5th annual central New York pop culture convention is a celebration of movies, comics, toys, science-fiction, card games, cosplay and more. The two-day event will be held July 7-8, 2018.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Destiny USA and the Embassy Suites on this unique convention,” said Thomas Yeldon, convention organizer. “By offering activities inside the hotel, a festival in Solar Street parking lot and overtaking the first floor of Destiny USA’s canyon area, we’ll be turning up the fun.”
The convention will attract thousands of fans from across the northeast.

In addition to the multitude of events, Salt City Comic-Con’s scheduled guest list will include celebrities across a spectrum of popular culture. Screen stars include The Craft’s Rachel True, Supertroopers’ Rabbit aka: Erik Stolhanske, Black Panther’s Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Ghost Hunters’ Brain Harnois and Power Rangers’ Jason Narvy. Wrestling fans can look forward to WWE legends Kane, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and Andrew Anderson.

Comic guests include Dave Dorman (Star WarsBatman) and writer Ron Marz (Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet, Green Lantern, Witchblade) with more to be announced. Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine and Supernatural’s Impala will provide great photo opportunities for fans of all ages.

“Salt City Comic-Con is already a big deal to fans, generating a big boost to local tourism,” said John Fazio, director of marketing, Destiny USA. “Combining their action-packed agenda with over 250 places to shop, dine and play will give our mutual guests a unique family-friendly weekend like no other.”
Tickets can be purchased at www.SaltCityComicCon.com and at comic shops across Central New York.
###
About Destiny USA
Shopping, dining and entertainment so big, it needed its own zip code. Welcome to Destiny USA—New York’s largest destination of its kind with over 250 places to shop, dine and play, visited by 26 million guests every year. From an antique carousel to the world’s largest suspended ropes course at WonderWorks to tropical destination Margaritaville, Cheesecake Factory and retail and outlet brands like Apple, Nordstrom rack, Michael Kors and more, there’s something for everyone at Destiny USA. And all of it under one roof with perfect weather year round. Discover the Destiny USA experience and plan your next visit at www.destinyusa.com
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Destiny USA, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in North America. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist, and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast, with 16 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. For over 40 years, Pyramid has lead the industry by combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.
About Salt City Comic-Con
Salt City Comic-Con celebrates Geek Culture in Syracuse, the Finger Lakes and all of Central New York. This vibrant convention for both hardcore collectors and average pop-culture fans stuffs myriad marvels into 2 action-packed days.
For more information, visit www.SaltCityComicCon.com
]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/syracuses-salt-city-comic-con-partners-with-destiny-usa-and-embassy-suites/feed/ 0 169355
LEBOWSKI FEST IN LOS ANGELES ON MAY 25 & 26 – Movie Party at The Wiltern (5/25) & Bowling Party at The Fountain Bowl (5/26) http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/lebowski-fest-in-los-angeles-on-may-25-26-movie-party-at-the-wiltern-5-25-bowling-party-at-the-fountain-bowl-5-26/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/lebowski-fest-in-los-angeles-on-may-25-26-movie-party-at-the-wiltern-5-25-bowling-party-at-the-fountain-bowl-5-26/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 06:00:14 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=169271 LEBOWSKI FEST IN LOS ANGELES ON MAY 25 & 26

FANS GATHER TO CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CULT CLASSIC FILM

 

MOVIE PARTY AT THE WILTERN – MAY 25

BOWLING PARTY AT THE FOUNTAIN BOWL – MAY 26

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT LEBOWSKIFEST.COM

What started as a lark by two fans of The Big Lebowski in a tiny bowling alley in Louisville, Kentucky in 2002 has spawned the cultural phenomenon known as Lebowski Fest which celebrates the Coen Brothers film in bowling alleys across the world. Fans have been gathering for nearly two decades to bowl, dress in costume, drink White Russians and abide in honor of The Big Lebowski which turns 20 years old this year. Lebowski Fest returns to the home of the film’s location, Los Angeles this Memorial Day Weekend for a Movie Party at The Wiltern on May 25 and a Bowling Party at The Fountain Bowl on May 26. The Movie Party will feature a performance by Kyle Gass Band (of Tenacious D fame) as well as a meet and greet with several actors from the film and a massive 20th anniversary screening of the movie on the big screen. The Bowling Party will feature unlimited bowling, a costume and trivia contest as well as the opportunity to bowl alongside actors from the film. Tickets and more information about Lebowski Fest Los Angeles 2018 are available at http://lebowskifest.com.

The Big Lebowski was initially dismissed by many critics and was not popular with the movie going public on its release but in the years after has gathered a massive cult following of dedicated fans also known as Achievers. It has even spawned its own religion, Dudeism, which claims to have ordained nearly half a million Dudeist priests. The film has been added to the National Film Registry, is studied in college classrooms and several books have been written about it including “I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski” which debuted as an LA Times Bestseller and has now been re-released for the film’s 20th Anniversary. The fan book, written by the founders of Lebowski Fest, includes interviews with the actors and real-life inspirations, a foreword by the film’s star Jeff Bridges and a new afterword by film critic from The New Yorker, Daphne Merkin, who like many critics originally criticized the film but have now come around to seeing the merits of this Coen Brothers classic.

Fans will gather this Memorial Day in the city where the film is set, Los Angeles and be treated to a meet and greet with some of the film’s actors including Jack Kehler (Man in the High Castle, Love Liza) who played The Dude’s Landlord who will hopefully be re-creating his hilarious “Cycle” dance he performed in The Big Lebowski. Also on the bill is Luis Colina who smashes The Dude’s windshield after John Goodman’s character, Walter smashed his new Corvette in a rage yelling a phrase that has been famously redubbed for television “Do you see what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!?” (Actual dialogue not fit for print) Ajgie Kirkland who kicked The Dude out of his cab after The Dude proclaims he hates The Eagles will be there as well. Jim Hoosier who plays John Turturro’s faithful bowling buddy, Liam, will be at the Movie Party as well as the Bowling Party and actor and Saddam Hussein look-a-like Jerry Haleva will be at the Bowling Party. Music will be provided by Kyle Gass Band fronted by the other half of Tenacious D. There will be White Russians aplenty both nights as fans get together to celebrate this cult classic that is now 20 years old. Mark it 20, Dude.

 

 

                                                                                                                                 Photo by Greg Andrews

 

Details are as follows:

May 25 – Movie Party – Music by Kyle Gass Band (of Tenacious D) with special guests Jack Kehler (Dude’s Landlord), Luis Colina (Angry Corvette Owner), Jim Hoosier (Liam) & Ajgie Kirkland (Eagles Cab Driver) followed by a massive screening of The Big Lebowski! @ The Wiltern – 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 – All Ages – $20 GA Seated / $30 Loge Reserved Seats – Doors 7pm – Show 8pm

May 26 – Bowling Party – Unlimited bowling, costume contest, trivia contest and special guests Jerry Haleva (Saddam) & Jim Hoosier (Liam) @ Fountain Bowl – 17110 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 – All Ages – $25 adv / $30 day of. Ticket includes bowling and shoe rental. Bowling is general admission and not guaranteed. 8pm – Midnight

Lebowski Fest co-founder and co-author of “I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski,” Will Russell, is available for interviews and can be reached at will@lebowskifest.com.

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/lebowski-fest-in-los-angeles-on-may-25-26-movie-party-at-the-wiltern-5-25-bowling-party-at-the-fountain-bowl-5-26/feed/ 0 169271
Capullo, Steranko, Grell, Horn Headline Artist Alley at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, May 17-20 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/capullo-steranko-grell-horn-headline-artist-alley-at-wizard-world-comic-con-philadelphia-may-17-20/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/capullo-steranko-grell-horn-headline-artist-alley-at-wizard-world-comic-con-philadelphia-may-17-20/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:00:43 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=168885 Kurt Lehner, Jonathan Glapion, Ben Caldwell, Bob Camp, Arthur Suydam, Bob Camp, Stuart Sayger Among other Superstar Creators at Pennsylvania Convention Center; Creative Stage to Feature Demonstrations, Discussions all Weekend

 

Jim Steranko (© Luigi Novi - Wikimedia Commons.jpgPHILADELPHIA, April 24, 2018 Greg Capullo (“Batman,” “Metal”), Jim Steranko (“Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Captain America”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Warlord”), Greg Horn (“Phoenix,” “Venom”), Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”), Bob Camp (“Ren & Stimpy”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies”) and Stuart Sayger (“ROM,” “Micronauts”) are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend the 2018 Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, May 17-20 at the Pennsylvania Convention in Center City Philadelphia.

 

This year is the 18th consecutive year that Wizard World takes over the Pennsylvania Convention Center, with a weekend that will feature many demonstrations and discussions at the Creative Stage. The event also marks the third since Wizard World’s recent partnership with Sony Pictures to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives.

 

Artist Alley in Philadelphia will also feature such notable creators as Steve Geiger (“Punisher,” “Spider-Man”), Jeremy Clark (“GFT: Apocalypse,” “Day of the Dead”), Mostafa Moussa (“Superman,” “Fantastic Four”), Keith Foster (“Kodoja,” “3 Protectors”), Bob McLeod (“New Mutants,” “X-Men”), Ryan Kincaid (Zenescope, Upper Deck), Mark Kistler (“Secret City,” “Imagination Station”), Kensuke Okabayashi (“Magic The Gathering,” “Star Wars”), Jamal Jones (“The Mishaps of Dan,” “Specter Skelter”), Travis Langley ( Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Night, Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth) and others.

 

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities such as Sebastian Stan ( Captain America), Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”), Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher (Justice League ) and many others, a dedicated kids zone and more, along with Wizard World’s Master of Ceremonies, Kato Kaelin.

 

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The fifth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, the 2018 Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, May 17, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, May 18, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

 

Greg Capullo - Batman Court of Owls – Issue 8 .jpgWizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

 

For more on the 2018 Wizard World Philadelphia, visit http://wizd.me/PhiladelphiaPR .

 

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

 

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon .

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/capullo-steranko-grell-horn-headline-artist-alley-at-wizard-world-comic-con-philadelphia-may-17-20/feed/ 0 168885
Five Points Festival returns with a new home in Brooklyn NY! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/five-points-festival-returns-with-a-new-home-in-brooklyn-ny/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/five-points-festival-returns-with-a-new-home-in-brooklyn-ny/#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:00:40 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=168781
Designer Toys, Street Art, and NYC’s Best Craft Breweries and Food Trucks Collide at the Brooklyn Expo Center!

New York, NY (April 19, 2018) – Five Points Festival, a designer toy, street, and alternative art festival is excited to announce the return of the much-anticipated event for 2018! Taking place the weekend of June 2-3rd, 2018 – at the awesome Brooklyn Expo Center, the festival will bring together the shining stars of the Designer Toy, Kaiju & Sofubi, Craft Beer, Food and alternative art worlds.

Featuring a dynamic lineup of counterculture artists and artisans from around the world. The event is a 2-day celebration of toy designers and customizers with an extensive international Neo-Kaiju and Sofubi section, original street art, independent comic artists,  gourmet food trucks and craft beer presented by Clutter Magazine and sponsored by 50 Years of The Outer Spacemen, and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Enthusiasts familiar with art toys will have the chance to meet some of the world’s most iconic artists and brands like Huck Gee, Instinctoy, Kidrobot, James Groman, Jason Freeny, Ron English, Super7, Tara McPherson, and Mighty Jaxx on the show floor, where they will be featured alongside artists from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Korea, the U.K. and elsewhere, some showcasing in NYC for the first time, and all with unique, original pieces for sale. Anyone who has attended mainstream art shows or comic cons will find something completely unique at Five Points – a gathering of visual innovators, rebels, creators, and the misfits that are driving the future of commercial & counterculture art.

Tickets to Five Points also include access to a gathering of some of NYC’s outstanding craft breweries and food trucks serving during all regular Festival hours. VIP Ticket holders will gain special early access privileges each day of the Festival, as well as entry to Friday night’s Designer Toy Awards, the world’s premier accolade for designer toy artists, and an all-around excellent party.

Join us at Five Points Festival at the Brooklyn EXPO Center for designer toys, art, craft beer & food, and so much more…

When:

Designer Toy Awards @ the Brooklyn Bazaar
Friday, June 1st: 7pm

Five Points Festival:

Sunday, June 3rd: 11am – 5pm
Saturday, June 2nd: 11am – 6pm
Doors Open at 10am for VIP’s.

Where:

Brooklyn EXPO Center
72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Cost:

Daily and full weekend passes available

  • Saturday Only Admission: $30*

  • Sunday Only Admission: $25*

  • Weekend Pass: $40*

  • VIP Pass: $125

           *Early bird rates

Roll like a P.I.M.P – Get a VIP ticket for Five Points Fest 2018, Designer Toy Awards & Early Access and MORE!

  • DTA Ticket – Party with us at the Designer Toy Awards and rub elbows with the best in the industry! – THE ONLY WAY TO GET A TICKET!

  • Exclusive Toy – Mini Erosion Molly by Kenny Wong and Instinctoy from Japan.

  • Exclusive Badge – With swank art just for VIPs

  • VIP Preview – Get in an hour early both days

  • Saturday Night Party – VIP Access to our Saturday Night shindig, too!

Official event poster is below. Designed by amazing West Coast poster and tattoo artist, Thomas Fernandez (https://www.instagram.com/liveradstudios/ ).

Website: www.fivepointsfest.com  

 

Social Media:

——–

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Five Points Festival is a collision of designer toys, street art, alternative art, and craft beer curated by Clutter Magazine and Fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company. A designer toy festival in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Neighborhood, Five Points Fest is two days and nights of vinyl and plastic toys, original art, indie designers, resin, plush, blind boxes, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, craft beer and more – kicked-off by the 2018 Designer Toy Awards. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace.

 

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/five-points-festival-returns-with-a-new-home-in-brooklyn-ny/feed/ 0 168781
MYTHIC LEGIONS FIGURES DEBUTING AT 2018 POWER-CON!! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mythic-legions-figures-debuting-at-2018-power-con/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mythic-legions-figures-debuting-at-2018-power-con/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:00:24 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=168610  

As we’ve done in the past, Four Horsemen Studios is partnering up with the most spectacular He-Man & She-Ra convention on the planet – Power-Con – to bring you two new Eternian inspired Mythic Legions figures, and if all of the stars align just right, they’ll be making their debut at the 2018 Power-Con (Aug. 25th & 26th in Los Angeles, CA)!

It’s going to be tight, but we’re going to try our hardest to have a very limited amount of these two figures, Cowarros and Malynna the Malevolent on hand and up for sale to Power-Con attendees months before they ship from Store Horsemen! Prototype images shown – final product may vary. More accessories for these to be revealed soon. If you want to see these two prototypes up close and in person, be sure to be at ToyConNJ this weekend! More info about that event coming later today

For more details about the Power-Con sale and the Store Horsemen pre-order coming soon for these and four other convention based Mythic Legions figures, keep your eyes on http://www.SourceHorsemen.com , or just sign up for our Four Horsemen newsletter – Four Horsemail – at the bottom of the front page of http://www.StoreHorsemen.com

-FOUR HORSEMEN-

 

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mythic-legions-figures-debuting-at-2018-power-con/feed/ 0 168610
FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ Announces 2018 Event http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/fanx-salt-lake-comic-convention-announces-2018-event/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/fanx-salt-lake-comic-convention-announces-2018-event/#respond Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:00:59 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=168348

FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 is September 6-8, 2018, and will include world-class guests, a new volunteer organization and education innovation program

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At a press conference at the Utah State Capitol, FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ (https://www.fanxsaltlake.com/) announced celebrity guests and two new programs for the 2018 convention on September 6-8, 2018.

New guests for FanX 2018 include Tom Welling, Chuck Norris, Tricia Helfer, John Wesley Shipp and the cast of RWBY, including Lindsay Jones, Arryn Zech, Kara Eberle and Vic Mignogna.

  • Norris is an actor, producer, author and martial artist. He’s starred in a number of action movies, including Way of the Dragon, Bruce Lee, Missing in Action and The Delta Force. Norris also starred in the TV series Walker Texas Ranger. In addition to acting, he is a New York Times best-selling author, and has become a cult hero for the Chuck Norris Facts that highlight fictional exploits and blows them out of proportion.
  • Tom Welling is best known for playing Clark Kent on the WB hit series Smallville and Marcus Pierce in Fox’s Lucifer. On the big screen he’s starred in Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and The Fog.
  • Helfer is a model and actress. She played Cylon Number Six in the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, Evan Smith in the TV series Suits and is now a main cast member for Fox’s TV series Lucifer. She was also the voice of Sarah Kerrigan in the Starcraft 2 trilogy.
  • Shipp plays Barry Allen’s father and Garrick/Flash on the CW’s The Flash. Prior to this role, he played Barry Allen in CBS’s The Flash from 1990-1991. In addition to his roles as The Flash, he’s appeared in Dawson’s Creek, Guiding Light and As the World Turns.
  • RWBY is an anime web series set in the fictional world of Remnant, where youth train to become Huntsmen and Huntresses to protect their world from the creatures of Grimm. In the series, Jones voices the character of Ruby Rose, Zech voices the character of Blake Belladonna, Eberle voices the character of Weiss Schnee and Mignogna voices the character of Qrow Branwen.

“We say this all the time, but this year will be our biggest and most exciting convention,” said Dan Farr, Founder and Producer of FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. “The celebrity guests we announced today and since November are incredible, and we have many more guests to come. We’ve built such a strong reputation that celebrities are calling us and asking if they can come to FanX, and so many that have been here really want to come back. We’ve worked hard to build this reputation and recognize that we couldn’t have done it without our incredible fans.”

New to FanX 2018 is the League of Utah Volunteers (LUV). LUV was created to unite FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention fans in volunteering and making a difference in the community. Click here to join LUV. The full press release announcing League of Utah Volunteers is also available today.

In addition to LUV, FanX organizers also announced a new program called the FanX® S.T.E.A.M. Competition™. S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics, and the competition is designed to stimulate students of all ages. The competition is designed to encourage learning and creativity, with a focus on the science, technology, engineering, art and math of science fiction and comic book stories. Beginning next month, Utah students can begin to compete in a variety of competitions centered on these pop culture S.T.E.A.M. topics. Finalists will be judged at a panel at FanX in September and winners will be selected from each category. Incredible prizes will be available for the winners. For more information or to compete, click here.

“I’m excited about FanX 2018 because there is already so much momentum this year, leaving no doubt this one will really be something special,” said Bryan Brandenburg, FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “The combination of the celebrities, comic creators and artists, authors and panels attending this year, and the new additions like LUV and S.T.E.A.M. will help make 2018 an amazing event that will be even more difficult to beat next year.”

To date, FanX organizers have announced a number of big name celebrities and fan favorites, including Evangeline Lilly, Tim Curry, Karl Urban, Jennifer Morrison, Jason David Frank, Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson, Paul Reubens, Gaten Matarazzo, Amy Jo Johnson, Mark Sheppard, Barry Bostwick and author Brandon Sanderson.

Lilly has starred in a number of Hollywood hits, including Ant-Man, The Hobbit trilogy, The Hurt Locker and Real Steel. She currently is Marvel’s only leading lady with her character in the title of the movie. She also played the lead role in the TV series Lost. Later this Summer she’ll star in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. In 2013 she published her first book, The Squickerwonkers, a graphic novel about a young girl that joins a group of outcasts that all have very particular vices.

Curry has starred in a number of fan favorite roles, most memorably as a villain in movies such as The Hunt For Red October, The Three Musketeers and Muppet Treasure Island. He’s best known for his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and for his voice work in The Wild Thornberrys and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Most recently, Urban starred as Skurge in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. He’s also starred in some of the biggest blockbusters, including Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond, The Bourne Supremacy, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess.

FanX organizers expect to have almost 40 film/TV celebrity guests, over 100 artists, authors and panelists, and will continue making guest announcements weekly leading up to the convention in September. The convention will include hundreds of hours of panel programming and over 400 vendors filling the entire Salt Palace Convention Center. Expected attendance is more than 100,000 over three days.

Tickets to FanX® 2018 are on sale now on the website, https://www.fanxsaltlake.com/.

ABOUT FANX SALT LAKE COMIC CONVENTION

FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ is formerly known as Salt Lake Comic Con. It is organized by Dan Farr Productions (DFP), in partnership with ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group, and was co-founded by Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. DFP is an event and marketing group devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium celebrities and brands in the pop culture arena including FanXperience shows with Pop Life Asia. DFP is dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and partners. Find out more at: https://www.fanxsaltlake.com/, www.abc4.com/.

 

FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ website
https://www.fanxsaltlake.com/

FanX master guest list
www.fanxsaltlake.com/guests/

FanX ticketing info
www.fanxsaltlake.com/tickets/

League of Utah Volunteers website
www.LUVWorks.net

FanX® S.T.E.A.M. Competition™
http://www.fanxsaltlake.com/steam/

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/fanx-salt-lake-comic-convention-announces-2018-event/feed/ 0 168348
Get Ready for BlizzCon® 2018 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/get-ready-for-blizzcon-2018/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/get-ready-for-blizzcon-2018/#respond Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:00:15 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=168193

Blizzard Entertainment’s celebration of games, esports, and community returns to the Anaheim Convention Center November 2 and 3—tickets on sale in May

The action kicks off with thrilling esports competition during BlizzCon Opening Week, taking place October 25–29 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Team up with your friends and family and get ready for a journey to Southern California for BlizzCon® 2018, Blizzard Entertainment’s epic celebration of games and esports and the communities that bring them to life. Tickets to the main event, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2 and 3, will go on sale on two dates: Wednesday, May 9, and Saturday, May 12.

BlizzCon is one of the biggest gaming events of the year, giving gamers everywhere a chance to connect and geek out over their shared passion, learn more about Blizzard’s worlds and games directly from the creators, cheer on their favorite esports stars through world-class competition, and much more. Last year’s sold-out show once again drew a maximum-capacity crowd to the Anaheim Convention Center, with millions more watching online via free live streams and the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

This year’s event will again commence with the esports action of BlizzCon Opening Week, taking place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles from October 25 to 29, where the initial rounds of the StarCraft® II World Championship Series Global Finals, the Heroes of the Storm® Global Championship Finals, and World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship Finals will unfold. The competitions will culminate in Anaheim on November 2 and 3, where the champions of these tournaments along with those of the Overwatch® World Cup and Hearthstone® Global Games will be crowned.

“BlizzCon is our favorite time of the year at Blizzard,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “It’s our chance to meet and really get to know the people behind the terran commanders, demon hunters, and Tracer mains we play with every day—to share our passion for games and esports with each other, and celebrate what being in the Blizzard community is all about. We can’t wait to see everyone at the show.”

The first BlizzCon ticket sale will take place Wednesday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m. PDT; the second ticket sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Tickets can be purchased for $199 USD each (plus applicable taxes and fees) through the online ticketing service Universe. Tickets include two-day admission to the main event in Anaheim on November 2 and 3, and attendees will receive a commemorative BlizzCon goody bag containing a cache of loot for their favorite Blizzard games. Visit www.blizzcon.com for complete details.

An exclusive dinner to benefit CHOC Children’s, a pediatric health system in Orange County, California, will take place the evening of Thursday, November 1. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Blizzard developers, artists, and community representatives, all while supporting a great cause. Tickets to the benefit dinner, which include BlizzCon admission, are limited in number and will go on sale Wednesday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. PDT for $750 each. Blizzard Entertainment will donate the net proceeds from the event to CHOC Children’s.

For the first time, esports fans heading to Southern California for BlizzCon will have an opportunity to attend BlizzCon Opening Week in person. A limited number of tickets to Opening Week events at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, California, will go on sale later this year—further details will be announced in the months ahead.

Gamers around the globe who aren’t able to attend in person will have the chance to enjoy BlizzCon from just about anywhere via the Virtual Ticket, which offers live streaming coverage of the event and a variety of bonus content, including this year’s BlizzCon in-game items. More details on the BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

Prospective BlizzCon attendees can make advance hotel reservations now and receive special BlizzCon rates by booking through the BlizzCon hotel website.

To keep up on the latest BlizzCon 2018 news, visit the official site at www.blizzcon.com.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®Hearthstone®Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-one #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Blizzard Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/get-ready-for-blizzcon-2018/feed/ 0 168193
@CollectDST Heads to Chicago for C2E2 2018! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/167640-2/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/167640-2/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:56 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=167640  

It’s that time of year again, when fans from all over head for Chicago, for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a.k.a. C2E2! Diamond Select Toys will be there as well, showing off the latest prototypes, selling some of their newest products in their store, and presenting a panel where fans can ask their deepest, darkest questions!

DST will be set up at booth #807 on the exhibit floor, with one side of the booth dedicated to display cases of upcoming products — some being seen for the first time! Marvel, DC, Pacific Rim Uprising, Ghostbusters, Kingdom Hearts, Nightmare Before Christmas and more will be on display, most available for pre-order. The other side will offer a variety of Select action figures, Gallery PVC figures, Minimates, Vinimates, statues and busts. Fill some holes in your collection or try a line for the first time!

On Sunday, April 8, at 4:00 in Room 405b, representatives from Diamond Select Toys will present their line-up for 2018 in the panel “Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds.” New licenses John Wick, Sonic the Hedgehog, Aquaman, Ant-Man & The Wasp, The Predator and Avengers: Infinity War will be discussed, and a visual presentation will be followed by a Q&A, with awards for the best questions.

So go visit DST at booth #807, come to their panel, or simply keep an eye on the interwebs for pictures from the show! DST will keep fans updated on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, so keep checking back!

facebook.com/diamondselecttoys
twitter.com/collectdst
instagram.com/collectdst

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/167640-2/feed/ 0 167640
@JunkFed at #C2E2 2018 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/junkfed-at-c2e2-2018/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/junkfed-at-c2e2-2018/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 18:00:28 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=167630
Thanks to the hospitality of the Galaxxor folks, you can find me  at C2E2 (April 6 – 8) 2018 peddling alongside the talents of Battle BabiesMan or Monster? Studio and more. Look for us all at booth #754 in The Block

Here’s what I’m bringing with me:

Bored of Fett! Because nobady likes Boba Fett. This C2E2 edition of 20 features mind-blowingly detailed paint applications by Battle Babies and excessively refettative™ card art by myself, after Tom Jung of course.
C2E2 marks the debut of my Mister Rogers action figure. Mister Rogers helped foster my imagination and reinforced the concept of self worth in my early years, so I felt a tribute was in order. If you cant make it to the show, Mister Rogers will also be available as an online preorder on 4/8/18. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Fred Rogers Center.
E.T. 800 premiers and is limited to 10 pieces for the show. An additional run will be available later in the year. Come with mE.T if you want to live! (I’m so sorry).
Additionaly, I’ll have some familiar nonsense from the archives as well as some new junk. 

 

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/junkfed-at-c2e2-2018/feed/ 0 167630
Power-Con 2018 toy exclusive reveal (1 of 3) – Spikor http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/power-con-2018-toy-exclusive-reveal-1-of-3-spikor/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/power-con-2018-toy-exclusive-reveal-1-of-3-spikor/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:00:05 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=167485 Say hello to the first of three Power-Con 2018 toy exclusive reveals: Spikor from the Club Grayskull (Filmation) series!

Sculpted by the Four Horsemen and produced by Super7, Spikor goes up for pre-order (along with ticket pre-sales) on Saturday, April 7th at 9:00am Pacific / 12:00pm Eastern time!

We pushed the start date to Saturday to make initial ticket and exclusive pre-sales more convenient for most fans. The pre-orders for the toy exclusives will run until Sunday, May 13th. Ticket sales to the show will continue after that date. That gives everyone approximately one month to place their toy exclusive pre-orders. In order to move into production, we can’t extend the end date. All pre-orders are a pre-payment, in full like prior Power-Con events.

The three toy exclusives will all be featured separately on the standard Club Grayskull packaging. You can purchase individual figure releases for $50.00 each. But we will also offer a set of all three for $135.00 ($45.00 each); a 10% discount for the set of all three. We will also have one German distributor available for fans who are interested. Ordering through them will save money for German fans, and should also save money for most western European fans as well.

We’ll have more info as the pre-sale date draws closer! And please check back tomorrow for the next reveal.

]]>
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/power-con-2018-toy-exclusive-reveal-1-of-3-spikor/feed/ 0 167485