Media Release — The countdown to Pittsburgh Comicon 2011 is on now and we’re still adding new guests!!!
The current update includes:
-Media Guest: Farrah Forke, Mayson Drake from Lois and Clark and the voice of Big Barda from Batman Beyond and the Justice League Animated Series. (TV savvy fans may also recognize Farrah from her role as Alex from the NBC Sitcom Wings.)
-70’s-90’s Marvel Artist, Ron Wilson, best-known for his long run on Marvel Two in One starring The Thing!!
-Long time friend of the show, Artist: Josh Medors
and a whole bunch more…. for the full guest list visit www.pittsburghcomicon.com
In my last update I said this update was going to be about EVENTS and we have a vast array of panels, Q & A’s, Demonstrations and more. Let me highlight just a few:
-Of Course there is the Being Human Q & A, Saturday at 2:00 with the stars of Being Human, Sam Witwer & Sarah Allen!!
-We have Q & A’s with such comic luminaries as George Perez (Fri. 4:00) and Mike Grell (Sat. 12:00)
-An all-star inkers panel hosted by Inkwell Awards Founder, Bob Almond (Fri. 3:00)
-The Legion of Dudes Podcast will be hosting the Annual Trivia Contest (Sat. 12:00)
-The Sci-Fi Alliance of Pittsburgh has a whole slate of panels for Saturday including, Creating Custom Figures, A Publishing Panel, A Horror Writing Panel, How to Plan a Sci-Fi Wedding and more. ( for times and descriptions visits www.pittsburghcomicon.events/html )
-Pittsburgh’s Toonseum will be hosting a Conversation with Jim Martin, puppeteer, producer and director with credits including: Mr. Rogers, Captain Kangaroo, Sesame Street, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Much More!! Saturday at 3:00
Those looking for a little entertainment need look no further than:
-Mentalist-Dr. Question Mark showing off his amazing mental skills Friday at 4:00
-A Haunting Beautiful Musical Performance Saturday at 5:00 pm by Destini Beard. (I checked out some of Destini’s music on-line and it is stunning)
-or you can sit in on the taping of the hilarious Richard Crawdaddy Show Saturday at 4:30
For the gaming crowd, Magic is back at the Comicon. We haven’t had a Magic Tournament since we moved to the new digs, but Saturday at 10 there will be a Magic Tournament held next door to the convention hall at the Doubletree Hotel. For details about the tournament visit www.pittsburghcomicon.com/gaming_schedule.html
Sunday will again be KIDZ DAY with Kidz Crafts, Kidz Events and Kidz Giveaways and best of all children 12 and under get into the show FREE. Their will be SCI-FI KIDZ CRAFTS sponsored by the Sci-Fi Alliance of Pittsburgh, HOW TO DRAW THE DISNEY DUCKS with Disney artist, Patrick Block; CARTOONING WORKSHOP with Joe Wos of The ToonSeum and also ONCE UPON A TOON a storytelling session also with The ToonSeum’s Joe Wos. While we are talking about KIDZ DAY, any artist, publisher or guest wanting to sponsor a giveaway for Kidz Day please email the Comicon office with your Kidz Day Promotion. It will be listed both in the Program Book and on a special Kidz Day Map handed out at the door. Email email@example.com and put KIDZ DAY in the subject line. Let’s help to start an early love of comics for all the kids in attendance!!
Of course the Favorite Fan Events will also take place….
The Costume Contest will be Sunday at 2:00 for details visit www.pittsburghcomicon.com/costume.html
And our Charity Events, Casino Night (Fri. 8:00), Charity Auction (Sat. 7:00) and The Charity Quick Sketch (All 3 Days of the Show) are always a favorite of everyone that attends and the proceeds go to good causes.
Lastly another good cause being helped at the 2011 Pittsburgh Comicon is the Central Blood Bank.
There will be a Comicon Blood Drive Saturday from 10 to 5.
Give the gift of life and be entered to win great prizes. Sponsored by the Sci-Fi Alliance of Pittsburgh. Walk up to the Central Blood Bank Booth for donation or make an appointment at www.centralbloodbank.org or 1-866-366-6771 (Mention that you will be donating at the Pittsburgh Comicon)
That’s it for now. There are more events listed at www.pittsburghcomicon.com and we will be sure to be adding more between now and the show.
Thanks for your time. (I was really longwinded today)
I’ll be back in touch with more exciting news about Pittsburgh Comicon 2011
Patrick A. Thomas
Marketing Director – Pittsburgh Comicon
APRIL 15, 16, 17, 2011
Monroeville Convention Center
1002 Graham Ave.
Windber, PA 15963
Visit http://www.pittsburghcomicon.com for more!