Critically acclaimed creator Frank Miller (Sin City, Batman: Dark
Knight Returns, Daredevil) will be interviewing famed artist Neal
Adams (Batman, X-Men) at the upcoming Big Apple Comic Book, Toy,
Horror & Sci-Fi Expo at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in NYC on the weekend
of March 30 & April 1&2. In part 2 of our continuing panel
discussion, we reverse roles as Neal Adams interviews Frank Miller.
We are sure the energy coming from the stage will reach critical mass
as two of the greatest creators have a blast talking about careers,
movies and comics. It happens on Sunday afternoon April 2 at 2pm.
Other notable comic book guests include: Gene Ha (Superman, X-Men,
Batman, Green Lantern) who will be making his first New York
Convention appearance. Gahan Wilson (National Lampoon, the New
Yorker, Playboy, Nuts!) will be making his first New York Convention
appearance in decades. Also appearing will be cutting edge comic
creators Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis, JLA); Bill Tucci (Shi); Mark
Texiera (X-Men, Ghost Rider); Kyle Baker (Amazing Spider-Man,
Detective Comics); Cliff Chiang (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight,
Detective Comics); Toby Cypress (Batman); Rich Buckler (Hulk,
Spectacular Spider-Man); Tommy Castillo (Batman, Detective Comics)
and dozens more.
As long time supporters of Independent publishers, artists and
creators, Big Apple Conventions is proud to host the first ever
annual Valiant Comics tribute and East Coast meeting. Over 50
contributors to Valiant Comics will be attending to showcase their
art, discuss their writing, take a look at Valiant's unique role in
comic book history and examine the future of Valiant Comics. Some of
the announced guests include: Rodney Ramos, Howard Simpson, Sean
Chen, Mike Bair, Mike Leeke, Yvel Guichet, Hannibal King, Louis Small
Jr., Winston Blakely, Jim Calafiore, Michael Cavallaro, Jorge
Gonzalez, Jeff Gomez, Chrysoula Artemis-Gomez, Andrew Wendel, Dennis
Calero (aka Atomic paintbrush), Mike McGuire, Rafael Kayanan and many
more plus surprise appearances . There will be a special Saturday
panel featuring these great contributors.
Additional panel discussions will include Danny Fingeroth's 3 in 1;
The Dark Age: The Modern Age of Comics begins with commentary from
Mark Voger, Jack C. Harris, Danny Fingeroth and Jim Salicrup; The
cutting edge of Independent Comics. Richard Howell Editor in Chief of
Claypool is joined by Claypool creators Todd Smith and Al Milgrim;
Troma Entertainment will host "How to Make an Independent Film"; and
Tri-Star pictures will screen the trailer for it's video game
inspired film "Silent Hill" starring Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden,
Sean Bean and Debra Kara Unger.
Legendary horror film director/producer George A. Romero will be
hosting a rare live Q&A session and signing autographs. "We are
really excited to have such an important figure in Horror films at
the show," says Michael Carbonaro the promoter of Big Apple
Conventions. One lucky contestant in the traditional Big Apple
costume contest will even win dinner with the noted director.
The Big Apple Convention is New York's longest running comic book,
toy, horror and sci-fi event. Thousands of fans are expected to turn
out to meet the celebrities and special guests, shop the dealer room
and enjoy the festivities. Tri-Star Pictures, Monsters HD, Troma
Entertainment and The Learning Annex are among the many well
established companies that will be there.
Over 30 celebrity guests will be appearing all weekend, including
Margot Kidder (Superman the Movie); Elvira Mistress of the Dark; Ken
Foree (The Devil's Rejects, Dawn of the Dead); Gary Howard Klar,
Gaylen Ross and David Emge (Dawn of the Dead); Eugene Clark (Land of
the Dead) Corin Nemec: (Parker Louis, Stargate SG-1); Jerri Manthey:
(Survivor : the Australian Outback); Brande Roderick (Baywatch); Bill
Daily (I Dream of Jeanie); Karen Lynn Gorney (Saturday Night Fever)
Charlene Tilton (Dallas); Jane Weidlin (Guitarist of the Go-Go's ,
The Surreal Life); Paul Orndorff WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler "Mr.
Wonderful"; Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca, Star Wars), Chanel Ryan (FHM
Model); Jasmine St. Claire ECW Wrestling and starring in the upcoming
Lion's Gate Film "Dorm Daze 2".
Additional events will include the Saturday costume contest hosted by
Captain Zorikh with great prizes and surprises. Promotional posters,
t-Shirts, comic books and memorabilia will be given away throughout
the weekend. With more guests, panels and events to be announced this
is sure to be an event which will be talked about for years to come!
For updates, ticket and dealer information and more go to
Friday 1pm 8pm, Sat. & Sun 10am 7pm
The Penn Plaza Pavilion: 401 7th Ave. at 33rd St. (across the street
from Madison Square Garden)
Tickets are available at the door for $15 per day or $40 for a 3 day
pass. Advance tickets are available at www.bigapplecon.com and
Big Apple Conventions Contact: Brian Schutzer
704 76th Street J.B. Grant
North Bergen, NJ 07047 Phone: 201-861-1414
www.bigapplecon.com Fax: 201-861-1154