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Comics News: Wizard World Minneapolis 2015, ComiXology at SXSW, and Tales from the Wedding Present

posted Mar 14, 2015, 9:14 AM by Vu Nguyen

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Wizard World
Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con Day Two was probably the best-attended show of the three day event (now, having seen the action on Sunday). Unfortunately, this Saturday fell right …

WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON
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Don't forget that the second annual Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis is taking place May 1st and May 2nd (which is also Free Comic Book Day) and May 3rd. We had a fantastic time last year at the inaugural Comic Convention, please read our recaps to get an idea of what to expect for 2015.

Actors/celebrities:

  • Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Bourne Supremacy)
  • Katie Cassidy (“Arrow,” “Gossip Girl”)
  • Morena Bacarrin ("Homeland", “Stargate SG-1”)
  • Christian Serratos ("The Walking Dead," Twilight)
  • Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files,” The Last King of Scotland)
  • WWE Divas The Bella Twins (appearing May 1st only)
  • Luke Perry (“Beverly Hills, 90210,” Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
  • Sylvester McCoy ("Doctor Who," The Hobbit)
  • Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules: The Legendary Journey," “Andromeda”)
  • Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Higher Learning)
  • Jason Mewes (“Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”)

  • Comic creators:

  • Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men,”)
  • Angel Unzueta (“Titans,” “The Flash”)
  • Salvador Larroca (“Avengers Vs. X-Men,” “Iron Man”)
  • Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”)
  • Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “Daredevil”)
  • Julian Totino Tedesco ("X-Treme X-Men," "Hulk")

  • Personally, I'm really excited about Gillian Anderson (being a longtime X-Files fan) and Karl Urban (I absolutely loved that Dredd film, even though he's probably known for being in Star Trek).

    Also note, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover “The Walking Dead” comic, drawn by one of Wizard World's talented artist guests (to be announced shortly). Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.

    In other Wizard World news, today (March 14th), they announced that Wizard World Comic Con Greenville will be rescheduled to July 15-17, 2016, from original date May 29-30, 2015. The reason given was that TD Convention Center limited Wizard World to only two days and Wizard World felt that the fans of Greenville deserved a three-day show for the full Wizard World Comic Con experience. That is fair, considering that sometime fans have to work on Saturday (I was in that boat last year), so I can appreciate that they extended it to Sunday. Fans who purchased 2015 tickets will be automatically refunded.





    COMIXOLOGY
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    Jumping on the SXSW bandwagon (read all about our SXSW coverage over at sxsw.weheartmusic.com), for a limited time Comixology is giving away free comic books. Codes are good until today, Pi Day - March 14th.

    Comixology is sponsoring a Twitch stream of this weekend gaming panels, so if you use SXSWDC, you'll get six comics either based or the source material is from video games (Fables, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Mortal Kombat).

    To get these comics, go to comixology.com/redeem, log in and enter these codes in:

    COLLIDE – Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 1
    UNITY – Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: Unity!
    RAI – Rai #1
    XFILES – X-Files Season 10 Vol 1
    SXSWDC – *
    SAGA – Saga #1
    HOOD - Black Hood #1

    * Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1-2, Batman: Arkham Knight #1-2, Mortal Kombat X #1-2

    Attending SXSW in Austin, Texas, this year? It's not too late to register for the ComiXology Recommends Comics for You panel on Sunday, March 15 from 4:15pm - 5:00pm at Palmer Events Center (Geek Stage).

    This is a free and open to the public, but I recommend showing up early as sometime time venue will reach maximum capacity and will refuse you entry.

    ComiXology cofounders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts, as well as marketing maven Chip Mosher and international production supervisor Kara Szamborski, will talk about their vast comic knowledge and personally recommend their favorite comic book series, based on what you like.




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    The Wedding Present
    The Wedding Present is currently on tour for the 21st anniversary of their album, Seamonsters. As expected, they are playing the entire album from start to finish. …

    THE WEDDING PRESENT
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    Did you know that The Wedding Present has a comic book series? It's written by singer/songwriter David Gedge and his long-time former bass player Terry de Castro and drawn by celebrated cartoonist Lee Thacker.

    The comic book series was first published in March 2012 and will continue through November 2015. The latest issue is #7.

    Tales Of The Wedding Present release schedule:

    Issue 1 - March 2012
    Issue 2 - August 2012
    Issue 3 - May 2013
    Issue 4 - August 2013
    Issue 5 - April 2014
    Issue 6 - August 2014
    Issue 7 - November 2014
    Issue 8 - Coming in April 2015
    Issue 9 - Coming in August 2015
    Issue 10 - Coming in November 2015

    Gedge's latest musical project is Cinerama. Their brand new album Valentina will be out on May 18th via Scopitones. Valentina is said to be a radical reworking of The Wedding Present's eighth studio album of the same name.

    If you live in London, there will be a special one-off Cinerama show, complete with 12 piece band, strings and additional instrumentation, at the O2 Academy Islington on Saturday, June 6th, 2015.

    You may recall that we caught the band on their 21st Anniversary tour of Seamonsters at the 400 Bar in 2012.



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