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Awesome Con & DC Comics bring comics celebration to Washington D.C. this Week

Top illustrators, writers, and celebrities in the comics world will unite at Mid-Atlantic pop culture convention Awesome Con presented by LeftField Media, taking over Washington, D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center from March 30-April 1, 2018. Comics powerhouse DC Entertainment and other renowned publishers will present special programming like industry insider and celebrity-driven panels, share exclusive announcements, debut designs, and more at the show. Awesome Con is proud to mark its sixth year by working with comic book artist Patrick Zircher on the official show poster and original art in the con’s program guide, distributed to all show attendees.

Show attendees can look forward to programming celebrating eight decades of Superman, marking the icon’s 80th anniversary since debuting in April 1938 from DC. Fans will be able to attend events and interact with special guests Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, who played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor in beloved television series “Smallville,” during the weekend. Kids attending Awesome Con will also receive special keepsake badges featuring official Superman artwork from acclaimed artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee specially commemorating the weekend. Creators from renowned publishers like DC will meet-and-greet with fans throughout the weekend at booths on the Awesome Con show floor, making it easier than ever to meet the makers behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture.

Comic fans will love events like Past, Present & Future: The 80th Anniversary of Superman, a panel bringing together DC artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder and comic book artist and writer Dan Jurgens, alongside Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum to retrace the iconic character’s history and discuss what’s next for the Man of Steel.

Attendees can also reserve tickets to special limited-access events during Awesome Con weekend to closely engage with the industry’s most celebrated creators. A DC Writer Panel and Meet & Greet on Friday, March 30 brings celebrated writers and artists Tom KingFrank TieriJoshua WilliamsonSam HumphriesMatthew Rosenberg, and James Tynion IV together for an intimate hour-long Q&A with attendees. Tickets for this special experience are available for $100, and include an autographed variant comic cover featuring each guest’s work, a photo opp with all the guests, and up to five autographs from each guest. Attendees must also have a Friday day pass or Weekend pass to Awesome Con.

The creative minds behind Batman comic miniseries “Dark Nights: Metal” come together at Awesome Con for a Batman Metal Q&A and Meet & Greet on Saturday, March 31. Artist Greg Capullo, writer Scott Snyder, and inker Jonathan Glapion host a private one-hour Q&A with attendees, who will each receive a color Greg Capullo Batman print, a black-and-white Greg Capullo Batman print, and an inked Batman variant comic book cover by Jonathan Glapion. The iconic trio of guests will sign the prints and comic cover along with up to five items per attendee. Tickets are available for $100; attendees must also have a Saturday day pass or Awesome Con Weekend pass.

Special Guests

Comic Guests

  • Scott Snyder (Superman Unchained, American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Greg Capullo (Dark Nights: Metal, Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Hellblazer: City of Demons, Punk Rock Jesus, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans, The Wake, Tokyo Ghost)
  • Tom King (A Once Crowded Sky, Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision)
  • Clay Mann (Batman, Batman Eternal, Gambit, X-Men)
  • James Tynion IV ((DC’s Detective ComicsBatman, Teenage Mutant Turtles, The Backstagers, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Constantine: The Hellblazer)
  • Josh Williamson (Skybound, Flash Rebirth)
  • Frank Tieri (Wolverine, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3)
  • Sam Humphries (Nightwing)
  • Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk Into a BarWe Can Never Go Home, The Archies)
  • Jonathan Glapion (Superman, Batman, Curse of the Spawn, Elektra: The Hand)

    Entertainment Guests

  • Stephen Amell (Arrow)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning)
  • Will Friedle (Batman Beyond)
  • Phill LaMarr (Justice League Unlimited)

Awesome Con runs from Friday, March 30 until Sunday, April 1 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. More information about Awesome Con and tickets are available at www.awesomecon.com.

Flashpoint WILL Impact Arrow (Updated)

It was announced not long ago that the Flashpoint storyline will be coming to The Flash next season. A question that remained out there was if the story would impact Arrow? We now have an answer.

At the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest, Stephen Amell was asked and gave a very clear answer.

It was also revealed that Diggle will be getting a new Cisco designed helmet, Lance doesn’t get reinstated, and fans of Olicity may be disappointed.

Updated: Or not.

Stephen Amell Teases New Arrow Villain + R-rated Batman v Superman

Is Oliver Queen’s past coming back to haunt him? In a new episode of DC All Access, Tiffany goes one-on-one with Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, who gives us the goods on what we can expect next season. Plus, they look at some of this week’s must-read new comics, discuss the new R-rated Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and give you a chance to score some amazing DCTV action figures!

CONtv To Live Stream Tennant/Piper and Amell Panels Saturday

wizard worldCONtv, the new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace, will live stream Saturday’s top Q&A panels, including the one featuring Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Billie Piper (10:30-11:15 a.m ET) and another starring Arrow headliner Stephen Amell (3:30-4:15 p.m ET) from Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia.

Fans can sign up free at http://wizd.me/TennantLive or http://wizd.me/AmellLive to view the streams at the designated times.

It marks the first time that Tennant and Piper have participated in a live streamed Q&A session; the appearance at the convention marks their first dual U.S. public signing and photo op appearance.

It is also the first time that Stephen Amell has participated in a live streamed Q&A session.

The live streams, titled “The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey David Tennant And Billie Piper” and “Protecting Starling City with Stephen Amell,” are open to all fans who register for free at the links above.

Tennant, who starred as the Tenth Doctor on the long-running series Doctor Who, will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, while Piper, who was his love Rose Tyler, will attend Saturday only. On site, the panel is open on site to Doctor Who VIP attendees only.

Stephen Amell plays the title character in the CW’s hit series Arrow, based on the famous DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow. Amell will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday. The panel is open on site to all attendees, with VIP attendees receiving first entry. Seating is limited.

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week, getting us closer to San Diego Comic Con! The news was quiet over the holiday weekend, but here’s some interesting stuff you might have missed.

Around the Tubes

CBR – ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Adds Two New Cast Members – Still waiting to hear folks apologize for jumping the gun during the first round of casting.

Bleeding Cool – Stephen Amell Is Raffling Off Two Arrow Statues For Charity – Very nice!

Kotaku – The Exo Suit Ushers In A New Age Of LEGO Space Exploration – Digging the use of the original planet with ship symbol.

NYCC 2012 – DC Entertainment Takes on New York

DC Entertainment is heading to New York Comic Con with a number of announcements, creator signings, panels and celebrity appearances. Stephen Amell, star of The CW’s highly-anticipated Arrow, will be on hand, along with a lineup of comic book talent to give fans and attendees insight into what DC has in store.

DC will also has its fully interactive booth experience at New York Comic-Con. First revealed at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, the state-of-the-art booth includes a demo area where fans can experience digital comic book reading on the iPad, Nook and Kindle and a green screen that will allow attendees to pose next to some of their favorite Super-Villains. Fans will also be able to purchase exclusive merchandise at the DC Entertainment booth for the first time, including top titles and a wide selection of DC Collectibles product.

DC Entertainment can be found at booth #1238. Here are some of the major stories fans can look forward to hearing about at the show, plus much more:

  • Following the historic, nationwide debut of “Arrow Day,” superstar comic book writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns joins the cast and creators of Arrow for an exclusive panel to provide new insights into the new television series on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the IGN Theater.
  • Con-goers and panel attendees will be treated to major, game-changing news announcements affecting the Man of Steel and the entire Superman family of titles.
  • Fans will also be treated to key revelations and jaw-dropping, beautiful art from the best-selling Batman: Death of the Family event courtesy of writer Scott Snyder, artist Greg Capullo and an all-star cast of talent.
  • DC Entertainment will announce details on a new and unique partnership in support of We Can Be Heroes.
  • The literary event of the season will be a major point of interest, as the gritty graphic novel adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo speeds toward its November release.
  • Clues surround the next chapter in the epic Green Lantern comic book saga, as fans will get hints at what’s coming their way in the pages of the Rise of the Third Army crossover event.
  • Vertigo fans will get a heavy dose of their favorite titles – along with some groundbreaking new additions, including Sandman, Django Unchained, Ghosts and Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland and more.
  • MAD Magazine’s “Usual Gang of Idiots” will be on hand to discuss the arrival of Totally MAD, a hardcover book celebrating 60 years of the magazine’s sharp satire and biting parody. Fans will also have the chance to subscribe to MAD Magazine in the DC Entertainment booth.

DC Entertainment’s New York Comic-Con 2012 panel schedule includes:

Thursday, October 11:
5:00-6:00pm – DC Collectibles
6:30-7:30pm – DC Comics – THE NEW 52: Superman

Friday, October 12:
10:15-11:00am – DC Entertainment: Talent Search
12:30-1:30pm – DC Entertainment: From Concept to Page
1:30-2:30pm – Vertigo: A View from the Cutting Edge of Comics
2:45-3:45pm – DC Comics: Green Lantern – The Third Army Arrives
4:15-5:15pm – DC Comics All Access: Before Watchmen

Saturday, October 13:
11:00am-12:00pm – DC Entertainment: Talent Search
12:15pm-1:15pm – Mad about MAD
1:30-2:30pm – DC Comics – THE NEW 52
4:00-5:00pm – Vertigo – Fables: 10th Anniversary!
5:15-6:15pm – DC Comics: Justice League

Sunday, October 14:
11:00am-12:00pm – DC Entertainment: Meet the Co-Publishers
12:15pm-1:15pm – DC Comics: Batman – Death Comes to Gotham
2:30-3:30pm – Drawing DC: Kids Edition