The Model Show Resorts to Bribery

We’ve done everything we can think of to promote the the Model Show in the past. This year, we’re doing something a little different. For every model you bring in, you will get a chance to win a Polar Lights 1:350 USS Enterprise kit! For every modeling event you participate in, you get another chance! Bring in a flyer for yet another chance!

Todd McFarlane virtual Signing at Comicfest

Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Image Comics at Comicfest at a special virtual signing with Todd McFarlane 3pm on Sunday at Comicfest.  Todd will discuss the Image founding, the first 20 years, and what’s next for this revolutionary Independent publisher.  Todd will also be fielding questions from the audience throughout the live video feed

 Also don’t miss out on the chance to get Todd McFarlane signed merchandise.   Several Comic vendors  (Time Warp, I Want More Comics, and Craig Duster) in our dealer’s room will have Todd McFarlane signed comics available exclusively for the signing. 

 Join one of the most renowned artists of the last 25 years live via video feed Sunday at 3pm at Comicfest.

Todd McFarlane (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian cartoonist, writer, toy designer and entrepreneur, best known for his work in comic books, such as the fantasy series Spawn.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, McFarlane became a comic book superstar due to his work on Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man franchise. In 1992, he helped form Image Comics, pulling the occult anti-hero character Spawn from his high school portfolio and updating him for the 1990s. Spawn was a popular hero in the 1990s and encouraged a trend in creator-owned comic book properties.

Since leaving inking duties on Spawn with issue #70 (February 1998), McFarlane has illustrated comic books less often, focusing on entrepreneurial efforts, such as McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane Entertainment, a film  and animation studio. In September, 2006, it was announced that McFarlane will be the Art Director of the newly formed 38 Studios, formerly Green Monster Games, founded by major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling. He is also a high-profile collector of history-making baseballs.

StarFest Schedule Now Online

You can now look at the actual (to be printed) StarFest schedule on the website. It is on our press info page along with a few other goodies that are living there.

The Zombie Apocalypse Game sheet is there too. If you want to print it out and bring it to the convention, you’ll be special, because the ones we’ll be giving out won’t be in color.

We just heard that Cinnebarre is giving us a few thousand tickets to give away to everyone coming to the convention. They will be placed in your goodie bag for the convention – that is if the staff members making up the goodie bags don’t pocket them…

Friday Midnight Screening @ HorrorFest

Erin RambeauAtom the Amazing Zombie Killer
First Look Screening
Friday Midnight, April 20, 2012 at HorrorFest

From the creators of The Misled Romance of Cannibal Girl and Incest Boy comes Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer, described as a cross between Dawn of the Dead and The Big Lebowski. On hand at the premier will be producers Richard Taylor & Zack Beins (also co-directors and writers), Tim Johnson (co-writer & composer), and Robert Sausaman (art director).

This film is not suitable for those under 17 years of age.

Two New Authors Added

Erin RambeauErin Rambeau
Author, The Werewolf, the Librarian and I

Writing is a passion for this librarian. Working with books for the last ten years has been a love that naturally led her to develop a passion for writing. She starting by writing poetry and then moved on to short stories — I, Ripper being one of her favorites. Her first novel The Werewolf, the Librarian and I, was just published earlier this year. Taking a note from Adell, Erin began writing her book as a cathartic piece, inspired by her being dumped by a boyfriend. While she may have started-off with the intention of writing a heart wrenching, tear jerking good-bye to the jerk story, it instead turned into a funny story of comedy and romance about her life as a werewolf.

Ms. Rambeau found she loved writing about the supernatural and especially being able to place her own embellished-self as a central character in the story. All the characters in the novel are people who have come in and out of her life, just a little different in appearance and name. Ultimately, she found writing the book a learning experience. An adventure that taught her a lot about herself.

Erin is eager to give credit for her accomplishments to her friends and family that have supported her efforts and made her journey towards becoming a published author possible. It is with great enthusiasm that she intends to make this the first in a series of stories on her own character’s journey through life. She will be in the artist alley throughout StarFest, come by and say hi.

Mark Everett StoneMark Everett Stone
Author, I left my haunt in San Francisico

Born in Helsinki, Finland (The Land of the Uncommonly Stubborn), Mark Everett Stone arrived in the U.S. at a young age and promptly dove into the world of the fantastic. Starting at age seven with the Iliad and the Odyssey, he went on to consume every scrap of Norse Mythology he could get his grubby little paws on. At age thirteen he graduated to Tolkien and Heinlein, building up a book collection that soon rivaled the local public library’s.

In college Mark majored in Journalism and minored in English. The newspaper business wasn’t for him, so he did what every good writer does: find work in a wide variety of fields that included catering, bartending, and restaurant management. After getting married, he sold Hyundais (before they became popular) and, because he lives in Colorado, Subarus. Eventually he matured enough to be able to sit down and just write. He just recently started working on his second novel, The Judas Line.

Mister Tim Performing at ComicFest Friday night

Mister Tim

Mister Tim
Voice Artist, Songwriter, Composer, and Actor

Mister Tim is very excited to perform his geek-centric music for the 2012 Comicfest audience. In addition to being the driving force behind comedy a cappella quartet moosebutter, whose “Star Wars (John Williams is the Man)” shot to viral internet fame in 2008, Mister Tim performs with more than a dozen award-winning vocal groups, including his own solo vocal live-looping show.To get a taste of what he does, take a look at his one-man demonstration video. Mister Tim is taking beat boxing and a cappella performance to the next technological level. It’s just amazing what he can do in a live performance!

Mister Tim’s 2012 Comicfest performance will include several brand-new Sci-Fi/Fantasy songs, available on CD at the show and on his web site after the show and on Saturday at his table at Comicfest. Everything you hear in his performance and in his recordings is Mister Tim: every sound, instrument, note and word comes from his voice.

For more details, visit mistertimdotcom.com.

Comicfest is pleased to Announce writer JT Krul’s return to Comicfest!

 

JT Krul
Writer

After breaking into the MARVEL COMICS in the pages of X-MEN UNLIMITED and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED, J.T. KRULjoined with MICHAEL TURNER and ASPEN STUDIOS to write for their flagship properties, FATHOM and SOULFIRE.  He also created the hit comic MINDFIELD with ASPEN in 2010.  In recent years, J.T. has been a mainstay at DC COMICS, writing several titles including GREEN ARROW, BATMAN: JOKER’S ASYLUM, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL, TEEN TITANS, and the New York Times Best Seller BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS.  He is currently writing CAPTAIN ATOM as part of DC’s New 52.  This summer will see the release of SUPERMAN BEYOND and THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT in the pages of G.I. COMBAT, as well as the SOULFIRE: SEARCH FOR THE LIGHT event that will lead into the 4th volume of that acclaimed series.  JT will be appearing courtesy of the good folks of I  Want More Comics.