EMERALD CITY COMICS FEST AT FORBES RECREATION CENTER!!!

 *** RESCHEDULED TO 10/22/17 DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM HURRICANE IRMA ***

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

Many special guests were scheduled for the original date, before we were forced to reschedule due to Hurricane Irma. Please check our Facebook page for the latest updates:
https://www.facebook.com/EmeraldCityComics
https://www.facebook.com/events/120173135308834

 

Sunday, October 22nd from 11am to 6pm, at…
FORBES RECREATION CENTER
6401 94th Ave N
Pinellas Park, FL 33782

 

EC Comics Fest page!

 

Emerald City is celebrating its 28th birthday with something we’ve NEVER done before!!! Some of you have been asking for this, and now your wish is granted!!!

We invite you to please join us for our first EC Comic Con!!! The Emerald City Comics Fest is a throwback to the early cons, before blockbuster cinematic universes, expensive autographs and Free Hug signs took over! If you want to meet comic book professionals and have a great time meeting new friends, networking and having fun, then THIS is the con for YOU!!! (Not that there’s anyting wrong with big cons, of course! We love those, too!)

ADMISSION & PARKING ARE FREE!!!

The first Emerald City Comics Fest will be held at the FORBES RECREATION CENTER in Pinellas Park! It’s a big place with lots of space to move and relax as you meet our special guests!!!

The Emerald City Comics Fest will feature the following special guests (scheduled to appear; subject to change)…

 

Paul Mounts, Colorist for DC Comics’ Harley Quinn.!!!

 

Karl Moline, artist for DC, Marvel Comics, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer!!!

 

Chuck dixon, author: Co-creator of Batman’s bane! Robin, Nightwing, Detective Comics, Punisher: War Journal, & more!

 

Austin Janowsky of Austin Janowsky Art, actor, writer, inker for Marvel Comics, Tin Sky Media, Advent Comics, Alterna Comics, Dawn of the Dead: The Web Series, Love / Hate: The Amazing Life of a Comicbook Artist, and more!!!

 

Javier Lugo, artist for IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, CAE Studios/Big Pond Comics, and Cornerstone Creative Studios!!!

 

Kellee riley, artist: DC Superhero Girls, Monster High, My Little Pony, Disney, & more!

 

John Allison, artist for Sweet Lullaby, from Darby Pop Publishing, and “Botched,” from Escape Artist Entertainment!!!

 

Greg Krivac, variant cover artist for Solar Flare Comic, from Scout Comics!!! (Plus, you’ve seen his amazing prints at EC!!!)

 

Artist Steve Lydic of Cryptozoic Entertainment will be here!!!

 

Meet Kari Schultz of Fox Dream Art!!!

 

Mark Muncy, author of Eerie Florida and other ghostly tales will be here to share his spine-tingling tales!!!

 

 

Slinky horror art will have dark and disturbing art – as well as awesome superhero designs – on display!!!

 

Meet Roland Mann, writer and professor at Full Sail University!!!

 

Artist JEFF WHITING will have his work on display!!!

Swollen Nerd will be there to show you how fitness and fandom come together!!!

 

The Comic Book 101 podcast will be there, along with SuperBeard Art!!!

 

The amazing Amazons of Geeks And The City will tell you all the lastest comics news, and get you excited for cosplay, horror and more!!!

 

WC Forge Cosplay Props and Armor will impress you with their arsenal of cosplay weapons!!!

 

William The Dinosaur author MATT VAN KLEECK will be there with PHILLIP LOWE of DUNGEON LIFE!!!

 

Pokémon fans rejoice!!! Pikabellechu will be here from 10a-6p, along with the PikaBug!!! She will have some amazing collectibles and hand-made items for sale!!!

 

DC Comics’ TONY KORDOS of Tony Kordos Inking!!! Tony has been going strong inking DC’s Batman and Robin Eternal, and New 52’s Justice League, The Flash, Aquaman, and the REBIRTH TITLES Cyborg and Justice League… and many more!!!

 

JAMIE JONES of Art of Jamie Jones!!!
His work has appeared in Image Comics’ Violent Love, and he’s about to get REALLY BIG when his Joey Ryan comic, “Joey Ryan: Big in Japan” hits from Chido Comics!!!

 

WWE’S FRED OTTMAN!!!
Thanks to our friends at Squared Circle Comics, we can now confirm that WWE SUPERSTAR FRED OTTMAN will be joining us!!!
You probably know Fred Ottman best as TUGBOAT, TYPHOON, and of course, Star Wars fans will remember him as The Shockmaster!!!
If you missed him during our WWE SummerSlam event a few weeks ago, NOW is your chance to meet him!!! He’s one of the BIGGEST – and fortunately NICEST – superstar you’ll ever meet!!!

 

GRAPHIC TEE & MORE ARTIST STEPHEN “SWITT!” WITTMAAK!!!
We LOVE graphic tees!!! AND, we also love MASH-UPS!!!
So, you can imagine how thrilled we are to have Stephen “Switt!” Wittmaak joining us!!!
His artwork is stunning on its own, but his creativity will have you completely mesmerized!!!
If you check out his photo below, you’ll see that he is also the youngest professional artist EVER!!!
(Oh, wait… we’re being told that Stephen is the one with the beard. Sorry. We’re still TOTALLY impressed, though!!! And we think you will be, too!!!)

 

ARTIST, COSPLAYER, JAYLEN BYRNE!!!
Jaylen Byrne is an artist, cosplayer, and avid YouTube contributor!!! She’ll be here to share some of her artwork and cosplay advice!!!
You can check out her YouTube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9izEexmKR2N-x-KmjfYxVA

 

Gamers on The Edge will host our VIDEO GAMING ROOM!!!

 

All Things Nerdy will help you discover amazing new card, dice, and board games, and old favorites, too!!!

 

FREE Pokémon OPEN PLAY from 11a-6p!!!

 

FREE COMICS while supplies last!!!

 

AND, finally… ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a $100 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!! (The winner will be drawn on Monday, October 23rd!)

 

Join us for a day of family fun, and find out why Emerald City has been delighting comics fans for nearly THREE DECADES!!!

 

* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.

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    * Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

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    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

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    Then, on Sunday, you can be part of history by attending our FIRST-EVER COMIC CON at our Emerald City Comics Fest!!! It will be held at the Forbes Center in Pinellas Park, and will feature lots of comic professionals, vendors and free activities!!!

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    This Saturday at EC is our Spider-Man Homecoming Event at EC!, where you'll get FREE Spider-Man COMICS and a FOOM MAGAZINE from Marvel!!

    You'll also SAVE 10% on SPIDER-MAN MERCHANDISE!!! (New and Vintage Comics and Consignment Items are not included in the sale.)

    PLUS, MEET our SPIDER-MAN cosplayer for FREE pics and autographs!!!

    JOE PRUITT from AfterShock Comics will be here from 11a-1p!!!

    There's games with All Things Nerdy from Noon-2pm, and ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY cane enter our TWO RAFFLES!!!

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    You can also enter for a chance to win a SPIDEY RAFFLE, which includes the Spider-Man: Homecoming Marvel Collector Corps box from Funko!!!

    Check out this cool Funko preview... and we'll see you here at EC Saturday, and at the Forbes Recreation Center on Sunday for our Emerald City Comics Fest!!!!

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    It’s a bird!

    It’s a plane!

    It’s a new figure from Emerald City Comics and Figures Toy Company!
    figurestoycompany.com/emeraldcitycomicsexclusives.aspx

    Direct from the nearest phone booth he can find, it’s a brand new Clark Kent figure. It looks like we have caught him in the middle of a super transformation!

    Comic fans would feel a sense of excitement when danger hits Metropolis, and Clark Kent would tear open his shirt, revealing the legendary “S” logo as he prepared to become Superman. Emerald City Comics and Figures Toy Company have captured that feeling and used it as inspiration for their latest release! The new Clark Kent figure features a new head sculpt, and is clothed in Clark’s reporter's attire, with his shirt bursting open to show the Superman costume underneath! Additional accessories include removable glasses, a fedora, Superman's uniform, and boots to complete the transformation! It’s like getting two figures in one, with Clark Kent fully transforming into the Man of Steel!

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    Then of course, Sunday is our Emerald City Comics Fest! with DC Comics and Marvel stars like Paul Mounts, Karl Moline, Chuck Dixon, Kellee Riley, Sergio Cariello, John Crowther of Squared Circle Comics, Austin Janowsky Art and many more!!!

    Plus, FREE entertainment from Gamers on The Edge, Vargar Company, TampaBay Squad FL Garrison, Pokémon Youth League, All Things Nerdy and lots of other amazing guests!!!

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    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Then you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos, from 7-9pm!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    CAMPY CREATURES!

    Players are mad scientist in need of precious mortals for future experiments. Rather than getting your hands dirty, your army of campy creatures awaits to do your bidding. Capture the most valuable mortals over the course of three nights to win. But be warned — the mortals won't go down without a fight.

    Campy Creatures is a ghoulish game of bluffing, deduction, and set collection for 2-5 players. Players begin each round with the same hand of creatures. Their goal is to capture valuable mortals by outguessing their opponents with the creatures they play. Each player has perfect information at the start, so knowing what a person might do in a particular situation is key.
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    Then on Sunday, it's our Emerald City Comics Fest! at the Forbes Recreation Center in Pinellas Park!!! Admission and parking are FREE!!! We'll have lots of FREE ACTIVITIES with Gamers on The Edge, All Things Nerdy, Pokémon Youth League, the Vargar Company, the TampaBay Squad FL Garrison, and more!!!

    Meet DC Comics' Harley Quinn colorist Paul Mounts and Batman's Chuck Dixon, and Karl Moline (also known for his work on Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Kellee Riley from DC Super Hero Girls, Monster High, My Little Pony, Barbie, Star Wars and more, plus, many other comic creators and vendors!!!

    This weekend, no one will get you into comics like Emerald City Comics!!!
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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”!

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club - Moonshine by Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso! is our current featured book (20% off!) and next meeting.

    Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list). To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665 or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at stephanie@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #349, October 2017 (for books arriving mainly in December)...
    www.previewsworld.com/catalog

    “An unprecedented opportunity to see inside the souls of some of the most talented creators in the world”

    The Secret Loves of Geeks - tpb (page 58) - anthology of stories by top writers (including Margaret Atwood author of “The Handmaidens Tale" and Gerard Way) and artists about love, sex, and dating. Perfect Valentines Day gift is what I’m thinking. ($14.99)

    "Celebrate the season with Sgt. Rock punching Nazis on Hanukkah"

    DC Universe Holiday Special 2017 (page 87) - another anthology but this time featuring The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes in holiday themed stories by Tom King, Greg Rucka, Max Landis(?!), Steve Epting, Francis Manapul and more. Save this one for Christmas Eve along with a stack of Newman-O’s and a cup of cocoa. ($9.99)
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    Sony & Marvel Studios' box-office smash, Spider-Man: Homecoming is finally released on BluRay & DVD on Tuesday, Oct. 17th, and to celebrate, we're honoring everyone's favorite web-head!!!

    Join us on Saturday, Oct. 21st, when the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE "FOOM" #1 MAGAZINE from Marvel, and THEIR CHOICE of a FREE Halloween Comicfest SPIDEY" #1 COMIC (Rated T for "Teen"), or a "TRUE BELIEVERS Spider-Man" #1 COMIC!!!

    PLUS, SAVE 10% SPIDER-MAN MERCHANDISE IN THE STORE!!!
    (Vintage and New Comics are not included in the sale.)

    MEET SPIDER-MAN from 11a-1p and 3-5pm for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS!!! **
    (Local cosplay actor; not associated with any Marvel / Sony productions.)

    AfterShock Comics' Joe Pruett will be here from 11a-1p!!!
    You can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win an
    AFTERSHOCK COMICS COLLECTOR PACK of 13 COMICS, a tee shirt, and a preview magazine!!!

    All Things Nerdy will be hosting EC Game Day: Betrayal at Baldur's Gate! from Noon - 2pm!!!

    PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a SPIDEY FAN PACK!!!

    The Fan Pack features, 1 Spider-Man: Homecoming Marvel Collector Corps box from Funko, 1 "Spider-Man Marvel Digest Comics" #1 paperback, and 1 "Color Your Own Spider-Man" coloring book!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, Oct. 23rd!

    And, if that's not enough comic book excitement for you, be sure to check out our Emerald City Comics Fest! event on Sunday from 11am-6pm at the FORBES RECREATIONAL CENTER!!!

    * Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)

    ** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC's Facebook Page, or contact the store for updates.
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    Spider-Man Homecoming Event at EC!

    October 21, 2017, 11:00am - October 21, 2017, 9:00pm

    Sony & Marvel Studios' box-office smash, Spider-Man: Homecoming is finally released on BluRay & DVD on Tuesday, Oct. 17th, and to celebrate, we're honoring everyone's favorite web-head!!! Join us on Saturday, Oct. 21st, when the FIRST 100 GUESTS at 11am ONLY will receive a FREE "FOOM" #1 MAGAZI...

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    EC'S YARD SALE IS STILL ON!!!

    It's getting cloudy out, with some light rain expected later today, but that won't stop your friends at EC!!!

    If it should happen to rain, our yard sale tables will go indoors, allowing you to shop and save BIG!!!
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    AfterShock Comics has truly "shaken up" the competition with such unique and engaging comics as "Super Zero," "Rough Riders," "Jackpot!," "Animosity," "Replica," and more!!!

    Now you can get even closer to the next wave of ground-breaking comics, by meeting Joe Pruett, CCO and Publisher of Aftershock!!!

    He'll be here from 11a-1p to sign comics, answer your questions and give you the inside scoop on what amazing adventures lie ahead!!!

    Plus, while you're here, you can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* an AFTERSHOCK COLECTOR'S PACK!!!

    The Collector's Pack includes THIRTEEN Aftershock comics, and Aftershock preview magazine, and an Aftershcok Logo tee shirt!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, Oct. 23rd!

    * Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)
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    Aftershock Comics Signing with Joe Pruett at EC!

    October 21, 2017, 11:00am - October 21, 2017, 1:00pm

    AfterShock Comics has truly "shaken up" the competition with such unique and engaging comics as "Super Zero," "Rough Riders," "Jackpot!," "Animosity," "Replica," and more!!! Now you can get even closer to the next wave of ground-breaking comics, by meeting Joe Pruett, CCO and Publisher of Aftersho...

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    DOOMSDAY CLOCK, from DC Comics!!!

    DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxi series from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers!

    On sale 11/22/17!!!

    The third image, featuring Rorschach, is the LENTICULAR COVER!

    In the most anticipated story of the year, New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns confirms Watchmen will make an epic return to the DC Universe this November. As “The Button” crossover comes to a close in FLASH #22 this Wednesday, the four page epilogue affirms the mystery will continue with DOOMSDAY CLOCK from Johns and legendary artists Gary Frank and Brad Anderson.

    “It’s time. Last year, the DC Universe confronted the legacy of Watchmen in Rebirth the way Watchmen confronted the legacy of superhero comics three decades ago,” explains writer Geoff Johns. “Thematically, and metaphorically, there was no better choice than to use Dr. Manhattan. If you’re going to have a conflict between optimism and pessimism, a battle between the very forces of hope and despair, you need to have someone who personifies the cynicism that has leaked into our hearts and also has the ability to affect the entire DCU. It’s all paying off this November with DOOMSDAY CLOCK.”

    “DOOMSDAY CLOCK is a story for fans who love the DC Universe and Watchmen and want to see what a master of this genre creates when he puts them together,” says Frank. “As for my artistic approach to the series, each panel is extremely detailed and I am constantly thinking through the position of every single element.”

    Read the first pages here

    www.dccomics.com/reader/#/comics/433545

    Here’s a video teaser from DC Comics:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9zXJYNwRGA

    Start an in-store comics subscription at EC, and add DOOMSDAY CLOCK:

    emeraldcitycomics.com/subscription
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    The shadow of Bhaal has come over Baldur's Gate, summoning monsters and other horrors from the darkness!

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're new to the game, worry not!!! Our ATN friends will help you learn in a friendly, patient and welcoming atmosphere, and you're sure to have lots of fun!!!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    BETRAYAL AT BALDUR'S GATE

    As you build and explore the iconic city's dark alleys and deadly catacombs, you must work with your fellow adventurers to survive the terrors ahead. That is, until some horrific evil turns one — or possibly more — of you against each other. Was it a mind flayer's psionic blast or the whisperings of a deranged ghost that caused your allies to turn traitor? You have no choice but to keep your enemies close!

    Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill board game, in Betrayal at Baldur's Gate you'll return to Baldur's Gate again and again thanks to the fifty included scenarios only to discover it's never the same game twice.

    Can you and your party survive the madness, or will you succumb to the mayhem and split (or slaughter!) the party?
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    EC Game Day: Betrayal at Baldur's Gate!

    October 14, 2017, 12:00pm - October 14, 2017, 2:00pm

    The shadow of Bhaal has come over Baldur's Gate, summoning monsters and other horrors from the darkness! Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're new to the game, worry not!!! Our ATN friends will help yo...

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