Crystal Dynamics & Dark Horse Bring TOMB RAIDER Back to Comic Books!‏

CRYSTAL DYNAMICS AND DARK HORSE 
BRING LARA CROFT BACK TO COMIC BOOKS STARTING WITH 
TOMB RAIDER: THE BEGINNING
MILWAUKIE, OR, JANUARY 30 – Crystal Dynamics™, a Square Enix® studio, and Dark Horse Comics, today revealed they have partnered to bring the re-imagined Lara Croft back to print in the world of comics. Look for news on the new series following the release of TOMB RAIDER®, the highly anticipated origin story for Lara Croft®, available March 5, 2013, and will chronicle Lara’s journey after her harrowing adventure in the Dragon’s Triangle.

To kick off the partnership, Crystal Dynamics and Dark Horse have teamed up to create “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning.” This will be the first installment in the new TOMB RAIDER comic book series, and is a prequel to the events in TOMB RAIDER. “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning,” was written by lead game writer Rhianna Pratchett. Fans can get the first series early when they pre-order TOMB RAIDER at Best Buy.

A 48-page, six-part hardcover omnibus, “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning” follows the story of how the crew came together for The Endurance's fateful mission to discover the lost Japanese kingdom of Yamatai. Originally intended to feature as the latest instalment of Dr. James Whitman's successful archaeology show, Whitman's World, the show-biz archaeologist gets more than he bargained for when he enlists the help of Captain Conrad Roth. As Roth's unique and eccentric crew gradually come together and share their stories and secrets, the expedition faces unexpected threats before it's even begun.

“Lara Croft is an icon across all forms of media, including comic books,” said Karl Stewart, global brand director for TOMB RAIDER and Crystal Dynamics. “The team at Crystal Dynamics has worked closely with Dark Horse on ‘The Beginning’ to bring the relatable, re-imagined Lara Croft back to the comic book world.”

"Whilst penning Lara’s origins story for the game I had lots of ideas about the world she and the other characters inhabited, and the story behind their voyage: as great to be able to flesh out the world of TOMB RAIDER and work with the talented team at Dark Horse to bring Lara Croft back to comics,” said Rhianna Pratchett, lead game writer for TOMB RAIDER.

"The bold new vision of the game demanded we bring an equally fresh approach to the comics," said Dave Marshall, editor at Dark Horse. “We’re excited for TOMB RAIDER fans to experience a new side of Lara Croft as they accompany her on the earliest parts of her first adventure.”

To celebrate the partnership, Crystal Dynamics and Dark Horse revealed four pages from “TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning.” The full comic is available as a bonus when you pre-order TOMB RAIDER at Best Buy. More news on Tomb Raider comics will be available in the coming months.

Related Links
Official Homepage: www.TOMBRAIDER.com  
Official Twitter: @TOMBRAIDER
Official Facebook page: http://facebook.com/TOMBRAIDER
Official YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/TOMBRAIDER

About Dark Horse
Founded in1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, Guillermo Del Toro and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, Game of Thrones and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.


About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com.

TOMB RAIDER, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, IO INTERACTIVE, LARA CROFT, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo and TAITO are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Relativity Media Cashes in on the Jim Carrey Action-Comedy Heist Loomis Fargo

Relativity Media Cashes in on the Jim Carrey Action-Comedy Heist 
Loomis Fargo
 
Studio acquires worldwide rights to finance, produce and distribute the project from the creative minds behind Napoleon Dynamite and Baby Mama 

Production targeted to start in April

(Beverly Hills, Calif.) January 31, 2013 – Relativity Media has acquired worldwide rights to finance, produce and distribute the action-comedy heist film currently titled Loomis Fargo starring Jim Carrey, it was announced today by Relativity. The project, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre), based on an original screenplay by Emily Spivey (Up All Night) and written by Chris Bowman (The Wrong Brother) and Hubbel Palmer (Humble Pie), is targeted to start production in North Carolina this April.   

Inspired by true events, Loomis Fargo tells the story of a disgruntled bank employee who is ready to take a chance and risk it all for love, money, and a life he’s only dreamed of.   Teaming up with his work crush, they conspire to rob the financial institution. Together with their accomplices, the inexperienced criminals nab nearly $20 million - leaving a trail of evidence in their wake. Now the only thing tougher than pulling off the heist - will be getting away with it. 

Carrey can be seen next in Don Scardino’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2.

The project will be produced by Lorne Michaels & John Goldwyn (The Guilt Trip, Baby Mama). Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder), Jody Hill (Eastbound & Down), Michael Aguilar (What Happens in Vegas) and Kevin Messick (The Other Guys) will executive produce alongside Relativity’s CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) and President, Tucker Tooley (The Fighter).  

Relativity’s Brett Dahl will oversee the project for the studio.  

Relativity recently acquired U.S. rights to distribute Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s daring, hotly pursued directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Up next, Relativity will release the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling Safe Haven (in theatres February 14, 2013), the comedy 21 and Over (in theatres March 1, 2013) and the corporate espionage thriller Paranoia (in theatres October 4, 2013). Relativity is currently in post-production on Scott Cooper’s gritty dramatic thriller currently-titled Out of the Furnace and Luc Besson’s comedic action film currently-titled Malavita (in theatres October 18, 2013) with EuropaCorp.  


ABOUT RELATIVITY MEDIA
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Relativity Media is a next-generation studio engaged in multiple aspects of entertainment, including full-scale film and television production and distribution, international sales and distribution, the co-financing of major studio film slates, music publishing, sports management and digital media.  Additionally, the company makes strategic partnerships with, and investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets. 
    
To date, Relativity has produced, distributed, and/or structured financing for more than 200 motion pictures.  Released films have accumulated more than $17 billion in worldwide box office receipts.  Relativity’s recent films include: Movie 43, House at the End of the Street, The Bourne Legacy, The Raven, Mirror Mirror, Act of Valor, Haywire, Immortals, Tower Heist, Bridesmaids, Limitless, Hop, Cowboys & Aliens, Battle: Los Angeles, Little Fockers, The Fighter, The Social Network, Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, Dear John, It’s Complicated, Couples Retreat and Zombieland. Upcoming films for Relativity include: Movie 43, Safe Haven, 21 and Over, Paranoia and Malavita. Forty-six of the company’s films have opened to No. 1 at the box office.  Relativity films have earned 63 Oscar® nominations, including nods for The Fighter, The Social Network, The Wolfman, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma. Seventy-two of Relativity’s films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts. 

RelativityREAL, Relativity’s television arm, has more than 70 projects in active production, including 17 original series that are currently airing or will air in the upcoming television season including Catfish the TV Show for MTV, The American Bible Challenge for GSN, Police Women for TLC, Coming Home for Lifetime and The Great Food Truck Race for Food Network. Relativity also owns and operates RogueLife, Relativity’s digital content studio is developing original content for the web and creating sustainable online platforms and communities. Relativity Music Group, a music division of Relativity, provides music supervision, music publishing catalogues and soundtrack services for films produced and/or distributed by Relativity Media and other major Hollywood studios. Relativity Sports is a fast-growing sports agency dedicated to providing high profile athletes a full range of professional development services including contract negotiation, marketing, media relations, fan management, brand building with entrepreneurial ventures, community involvement and personal services. Clients include NBA, NFL and MLB athletes. Relativity International oversees international sales and distribution management on behalf of Relativity’s films as well as third party releases. For additional information, please visit www.relativitymedia.com.

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Side Effects NEW Trailer Has Arrived!!

Get ready for, "a different kind of experience."
Open Road Films has just released the 3rd trailer for Steven Soderbergh's FINAL theatrical film, SIDE EFFECTS. You won't want to miss the most thrilling and suspenseful film of 2013, with stellar performances given by Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Catch a glimpse of this psychological thriller and check out the SIDE EFFECTS 3rd trailer below!


SIDE EFFECTS opens in theaters everywhere next Friday, February 8th!
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SYNOPSIS: SIDE EFFECTS is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) – intended to treat anxiety – has unexpected side effects.    
CAST: JUDE LAW (Sherlock Holmes, Contagion, upcoming The Last Voyage of Demeter), ROONEY MARA (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, upcoming Lawless), CATHERINE ZETA-JONES (Chicago, Ocean’s Twelve) and CHANNING TATUM (Magic Mike, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation).=
DIRECTOR: Steven Soderbergh
PRODUCERS: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gregory Jacobs, Scott Z. Burns 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
 James D. Stern and Douglas E. Hansen
WRITER: Scott Z. Burns
SIDE EFFECTS in theaters everywhere February 8th, 2013.
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Twitter Page: twitter.com/sideeffects

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ZELDA Tops Amazon Bestsellers In US, UK, Canada, Italy, Spain & China!‏

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA™ TOPS AMAZON’S BEST-SELLING BOOKS LIST!

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES A PRINT RUN OF 250,000 COPIES ACROSS ALL MARKETS!

JANUARY 30, MILWAUKIE, OR–Following the incredibly successful prelaunch event at the Nintendo World Store in New York City, where some fans waited for twenty-four hours in below-freezing temperatures, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia™ makes its official debut in comic shops and bookstores this week.

Immediately following Dark Horse’s initial announcement of the book’s publication, fans drove the book to the top spot on Amazon’s bestsellers list for books—on preorders alone! On the day of release, this runaway hit again tops the number-one online retailer’s list of best-selling books, with copies selling out of comic shops, bookstores, and online retailers around the globe!

Praise for The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia™:


“Compiling concept art, official time-lines, species of Hyrule’s native inhabitants, and a monstrous global map this tome is pretty damn impressive.”—Complex.com

Hyrule Historia belongs on every game geek’s coffee table, not just for a healthy dose of nostalgia now and then, but for the gorgeous art.”—Wired.com/GeekMom

Flipping through the Hyrule Historia book makes you realize that Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series isn’t just a bunch of games. It’s a mythology, one filled with personas that change their shapes, personalities and abilities in each new telling.”—Kotaku.com

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is a must have for any one who is even casually a fan of The Legend of Zelda franchise. It features a definitive history of The Legend of Zelda series both in the game and in reality.”—ScienceFiction.com

Look for this highly sought-after release at your local
comic shop or bookstore today! Order online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Things From Another World!

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This March, Flatiron Film Company Makes a Splash with Complete Season DVD Sets of the Teen Nick #1 Smash H20: JUST ADD WATER!‏



“A fun escape for tweens”
-- Commonsense Media

THIS MARCH, FLATIRON FILM COMPANY MAKES A SPLASH WITH INDIVIDUAL SEASON RELEASES OF TEEN NICK’S #1 SERIES!

H20: JUST ADD WATER: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE
THE COMPLETE SEASON TWO/THE COMPLETE SEASON THREE

Street Date: March 5, 2013
DVD SRP: $24.95 ea. (4 Discs)





 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Watch what happens when three normal teenage girls growing up on sun-drenched beaches Down Under stumble upon an ancient cavern that transforms their lives forever in Teen Nick’s #1 rated series H20: JUST ADD WATER.  Sure, they face typical teenage problems, but with an added twist – they’re mermaids with magical powers!  This worldwide phenomenon with over 250MM global viewers (whose U.S. ratings have increased by triple digits in 2012), is set to make a splash this March when Flatiron Film Company, a label of Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM), releases each fan-favorite season in three individual, specially-priced releases.  Each collectible 4-disc set includes 13 episodes from each season, plus bonus cast photos sure to thrill the show’s fanatical fan base.
 
Emma (Claire Holt), Cleo (Phoebe Tonkin) and Rikki (Cariba Heine) are sixteen-year-old girls growing up on the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast.  For our heroines, life revolves around clothes, the beach and boys – with school as a minor distraction. When they’re accidentally stranded at sea and land on the mysterious Mako Island, they find themselves exploring the eerie, jungle-covered island before becoming trapped in an ancient cavern beneath a volcano.  As they swim to safety through an underwater channel, the light from a full moon creates a mysterious glow in the water.  After they return to the mainland, however, they discover they’ve undergone a transformation that will change their lives in magical ways.

In H20: JUST ADD WATER: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE, the girls enlist the help of Cleo's friend, Lewis McCartney (Angus McLaren), who attempts to discover the secret behind their transformations.  When local bad boy Zane Bennett (Burgess Abernethy) is rescued from a sinking boat by Emma, he sees “something” under the water and embarks on a hunt for the mysterious creature lurking out at sea. When new girl Charlotte (Brittany Burnes), crashes the scene in THE COMPLETE SEASON TWO, everything changes -- she’s ambitious, determined, and wants to become a mermaid herself.  And, in THE COMPLETE SEASON THREE, Cleo and Rikki face their last year of high school without Emma, who’s gone overseas and a new girl, Bella (Indiana Evans), is revealed as a mermaid from the sea caves of Ireland.
H2O: JUST ADD WATER is created and produced by Jonathan M. Shiff in association with Nickelodeon®. A new 26-episode “spin-off” series, Secret of Mako Island, will premiere in 2013.

BONUS PROGRAMMING

·         Each DVD Set includes a selection of cast photos
·         Season 1 Volume 2 includes a special Backstage Pass and Making Of vignette

CAST

·         Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries”, “Pretty Little Liars”, Mean Girls 2)
·         Phoebe Tonkin (“The Vampire Diaries”, “The Secret Circle”)
·         Cariba Heine (“Dance Academy”, “The Pacific”)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Type:  DVD
Catalog #:  (S1) NNVG284530; (S2) NNVG284540; (S3) NNVG284550
Running Time: (S1, S2, S3) 10 hrs., 50 mins. + extras
Genre:  Kids/Fantasy/TV
Rating: TV-Y7
Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9 (1.78:1)
Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital



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On 2/26, Join Christian Slater, Billy Burke and Michael Jai White to Get Down and FREAKY DEAKY, with this '70s era Darkly Comic Caper, Coming to DVD!‏


"a FUNNY, SEXY and DANGEROUS look at the dark side of the 1970s

that ends just like it begins – with a bang”
–Ace Showbiz

BILLY BURKE, CHRISTIAN SLATER & MICHAEL JAI WHITE
LEAD AN ALL-STAR ENSEMBLE CAST IN THIS TRIPPY CRIME CAPER BASED ON THE ELMORE LEONARD BEST-SELLING NOVEL

FREAKY DEAKY

Street Date: February 26, 2013
SRP: $19.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Chris Mankowski (Billy Burke) used to be on the Detroit Police bomb squad, but it’s not until he’s transferred to sex crimes that he gets a real taste of juggling dynamite. After falling for the lovely Greta Wyatt (Sabina Gadecki), he gets suspended for investigating the rich, powerful and drunk Woody Ricks (Crispin Glover). Taking matters into his own hands, Mankowski quickly realizes it won’t be easy to get justice for Greta. From former Black Panther Donnell Lewis (Michael Jai White) to sexy ex-fugitive Robin Abbott (Breanne Racano) and her erstwhile bombing partner Skip Gibbs (Christian Slater), everyone wants something from Ricks. With all these unscrupulous deviants in the mix, one thing’s for certain... it's gonna get freaky!

Populated by some of Elmore Leonard’s most memorable characters and filled with the author’s trademark menace, fantastic dialogue and deadpan humor, FREAKY DEAKY, directed by Charles Matthau (The Grass Harp), had its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

CAST

         Billy Burke (“Revolution”, The Twilight Saga, Red Riding Hood, Ladder 49)
         Christian Slater (True Romance, Interview with the Vampire)
         Michael Jai White (Spawn , Black Dynamite, The Dark Knight
         Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Alice in Wonderland)
         Roger Bart (“Desperate Housewives”, The Stepford Wives, American Gangster)

BONUS

         Making-of Featurette

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Type: DVD
Catalog #:  EOE-DV-7396
Running Time: 93 mins.
Genre:  Comedy
Rating: R
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 (1.85:1)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Language: English w/ SDH Subtitles

Get Freaky with FREAKY DEAKY on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/FreakyDeakyMovie




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An excerpt from INFERNO is available!

The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen . . .

Nick has his driver's license and he's not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn't what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he's been told will ultimately kill him.

But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows nothing of mercy, and if Nick is to survive this latest round, he will have to sacrifice a part of himself. However, the best sacrifice is seldom the sanest move. Sometimes it's the one that leaves your enemies confused.

And sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you?

Read An Excerpt From Inferno here

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Big WOW! ComicFest Returns to San Jose May 18-19, 2013


The Original Artist Friendly Convention!

May 18-19, 2013

San Jose Convention Center, Hall 3

Home Guests Schedule News Tickets Hotels Contact

2 Days Of Comics, Art, Cosplay, Anime/Manga & Pop Culture Fun!

Big Wow! ComicFest Returns to San Jose May 18th & 19th, 2013, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country's best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area this Year.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The early bird $75 Discount for Exhibitor Booths, Small Press and Artist Alley Tables ends Thursday, January 31st at midnight PST. Click Here to Register Today before you miss this opportunity!
Be sure to follow us on both Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all our upcoming announcements!

Amazing Creators! As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we are bringing in a lineup of Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to have as guests at the show Neal Adams (Superman, Batman), Tony Daniel (Batman), Adam Hughes (Fables, Wonder Woman), Writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker), Toshio Maeda (Urotsukidoji & La Blue Girl), Eduardo Risson (100 Bullets), Lee Bermejo (Rorschach, Joker), Sanjulian (Vampirella), Brian Stelfreeze (Batman), Sergio Aragones (MAD, Groo), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Terry & Rachel Dodson (X-Men, Wonder Woman), & Arthur Adams (Classic Avengers).

Fan-Favorites... Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Kevin Nowlan (Superman Vs. Aliens), James O'Barr (Crow), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Keu Cha (Rising Stars), Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Michael Golden (The 'Nam), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama), Humberto Ramos (Wolverine), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra Assassin), Jason Palmer (Serenity), Aaron Lopresti (Spider-Man), Ryan Sook (Zatanna), and so many more confirmed guests added to our website!

Rare Appearances!
Sanjulian
We're thrilled to have one of the masters of modern fantastic art at this years Big WOW! ComicFest. Sanjulian is best known for his covers for several Conan novels, as well as the magazines Vampirella, Eerie and Creepy.
Olivia De Berardinis
Best known for her pinup paintings of beautiful women, her artwork has been shown throughout galleries in the USA and Japan. Since 2004 Olivia has been a monthly contributor to Playboy magazine.
Jordi Bernet
Jordi Bernet's artistic style is unmistakable, and his Torpedo series - collected in its entirety by IDW - is recognized in just about any part of the world.

Special Celebrity Guests
Jane Wiedlin
Jane is the sexy and charismatic guitar player for The GoGos! Jane is back at work, having just written a new story for the 2011 Simpsons Tree House of Horror comic book, and her own series (starring Jane herself) Lady Robotika, drawn by Big Wow! buddy and Special Guest Bill Morrison!

Popular Cosplay Guests

Kelly Mark Delcambre

Ivy Doomkitty

Riddle

Valerie Perez

CreaturesCon, the official Creature Features Convention dedicated to the classic San Francisco Bay Area TV Show, will join forces with Big Wow Comicfest this May 2013 in San Jose. John Stanley, Ernie Fosselius, Lord Blood-Rah, Strephon Taylor, Tom Wyrsch and a gang of special guests will be on hand.

Creature Features Props & Memorabilia
Creature Features Panel dedicated to Bob Wilkins
Creature Features items for sale
Creature Features shows on giant monitor ran continuously

And for the first time ever, Creature Features Live. A complete Creature Features show done live on stage with John Stanley as host, guests, and feature length movie with breaks. Guaranteed to be the largest Creature Features event ever. All part of CreaturesCon 2 at Big WOW! ComicFest.
And no Big Wow! ComicFest is complete without our:

Art Auction, Costume/Cosplay Contest (Saturday night directly after the show), Gaming, Card & Role-Playing Games with Sanctioned Tournaments and Live Demonstrations of Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft, Hero Clix, and more!

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The Place Beyond The Pines In Movie Theaters March 29, 2013

The Place Beyond The Pines theatrical release date March 29, 2013.

Luke (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) is in constant motion, a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels from town to town with the carnival. Passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has in his absence given birth to their son Jason. Luke resolves to forsake life on the road and to provide for his newfound family, taking a job as car mechanic with Robin (Ben Mendelsohn). Robin soon discovers Luke’s special talents, and proposes to partner with him in a string of spectacular bank robberies. But it is only a matter of time before Luke will run up against the law – which comes in the form of Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper).

Avery is an ambitious rookie cop navigating a local police department ruled by the menacingly corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta). When Avery, just beginning to balance his profession and his family life with wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ, confronts Luke, the full consequences will reverberate into the next generation. It is then that the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy.

STARRING: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Dane DeHaan, Rose Byrne, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta
DIRECTED BY: Derek Cianfrance
STUDIO: Focus Features
RATING: R (For nudity, violence, sexual situations, language)

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This is 40 Coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack with Unrated Version on March 22

From The Director Of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Comes The Newest, Laugh-out-Loud Comedy
Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow
THIS IS 40
“High-spirited and hilarious” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack with Unrated Version, DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet, on March 22, 2013
A midlife milestone sends a long-married couple  into an uproarious tailspin in This is 40, coming to Blu-rayCombo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 22, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Audiences fell in love with contentiously loving couple Pete and Debbie in Judd Apatow’s comedy sensation Knocked Up. Five years later Apatow reunites with his hilarious creations as Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as husband and wife balancing the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood with the milestone of turning 40. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a hilarious unrated edition along with more than an hour of extended and additional scenes, backstage documentaries andcommentary by the cast and of the raucous and raunchy comedy that Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman says is “laugh-out-loud funny.”
The Blu-rayCombo Pack allows consumers to view This Is 40 anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-raydisc, a DVD, a Digital Copy and UltraViolet for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.
·           Blu-raydisc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and hi-def sound.
·           DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
·           Digital Copy provides consumers with a choice of formats from a variety of partners, including options to watch on iPhone®, Android, computers and more.
·           UltraVioletis a revolutionary new way for consumers to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs. Now available in both the United States and Canada.
Paul Rudd (I Love You Man, Role Models) and Leslie Mann (The Change-Up, Funny People) head up a stellar comedy cast that includes Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Megan Fox (Transformers), John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Ape, Terms of Endearment) and Albert Brooks (Broadcast News, Drive), with Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Iris Apatow (Funny People), Maude Apatow (Knocked Up), Annie Mumolo, (Bridesmaids), Robert Smigel (You Don’t Mess With the Zohan), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) and Lena Dunham (“Girls”).
Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-rayTM
·               Unrated Edition
·               The Making Of This Is 40
·               This Is Albert Brooks (At Work)
·               Graham Parker & The Rumour: Long Emotional Ride
·               Brooks-O-Rama
·               Biking With Barry
·               Triumph The Insult Comic Dog
·               Kids On The Loose 3
·               Bodies By Jason Commercial
·               Fresh Air With Terry Gross
·               Deleted, Extended & Alternate Scenes
·               Over A Half Hour of Music with Graham Parker and the Rumour, and Ryan Adams
Bonus Features on Both the Blu-rayTM and DVD
·               Gag Reel
·               Line-O-Rama
·               More Deleted Scenes
·               More Music from Graham Parker and the Rumour, and Ryan Adams
·               Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Judd Apatow
SYNOPSIS
From the director of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family. After years of marriage, Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are approaching a milestone meltdown. As they try to balance romance, careers, parents and children in their own hilarious ways, they must also figure out how to enjoy the rest of their lives. Featuring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, John Lithgow and Albert Brooks, This is 40 is a candid and heartwarming comedy about the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age.

 

FILMMAKERS

Cast: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segal, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Albert Brooks, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Robert Smigel, Chris O’Dowd, Annie Mumolo, Robert Smigel, Charlyne Yi, Lena Dunham

Directed By: Judd Apatow
Screenplay By: Judd Apatow
Produced By: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend
Original Music By: Jon Brion
Director of Photography: Phedon Papamichael
Production Designer: Jefferson Sage
Edited By: Brent Whit, Jay Deuby, David Bertman
Costume Designer: Leesa Evans
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
BLU-RAY
Street Date: March 22, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 2025964 (U.S); 61125861(CDN)
Running Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes; 2 hours 17 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Rating: R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material (U.S.); PG Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children, Sexual Content (Canada); 13+ Lang Vulgaire (Quebec)
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, French DTS Surround 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
DVD
Street Date: March 22, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 2025962 (U.S.); 61125860 (CDN)
Running Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Rating: R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material (U.S.); PG Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children, Sexual Content (Canada); 13+ Lang Vulgaire (Quebec)
Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
About Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of UniversalStudios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

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Free SacAnime Weekend Badge w/VIP Upgrade for every Room Night Booked at the Sheraton by January 31st!. Meet Nolan North, Johnny Yong Bosch and More!



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SACANIME is being held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 30th - September 1st, 2013 at the Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Hotel.  For more information, check out our website at:   
http://www.sacanime.com

Free Weekend Badge w/VIP Upgrade if you book Your Room at the Sheraton by January 31st!
Time is Running Out!  After January 31st, booking a room will only upgrade your existing Weekend Badge to VIP.  You will have to pay for your badge(s). 

The Sheraton is giving SacAnime attendees a rate of $99 per night (double occupancy).

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SacAnime Winter 2013 Special Guests:


NOLAN NORTH  is an American actor and voice actor born in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been described as "the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man." He is most well known for his voice work as Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed video game series, and Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series.  See his full bio. 
Nolan North  
   
 JOHNNY YONG BOSCH  got his start as Adam Park, the Black Ranger in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers-a role that he played for three-and-a-half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in subsequent seasons. 

Johnny is also well-known for voice acting work in numerous anime titles, including Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Claus in Last Exile, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara, and Yukio in Blue Exorcist.
Johnny's voice can also be heard in numerous video games, including Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and voiceover work in titles like .hack//G.U., Persona 4, Disgaea 3, Tales of Symphonia,  Eternal Sonata, Transformers: War for Cybertron, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Johnny will be appearing at SacAnime Summer 2013 for a free concert Friday and Saturday nights with his band Eyeshine! This four piece "edge rock" band, formed in West Hills, California, features Johnny and bandmates Maurice, Polo and Ginny!
Eyeshine  

   

TSUYOSHI NONAKA  has provided mechanical designs for Mazinkaiser SKL, Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen and DICE.  

In addition to his work in animation he has been a devoted toy producer who has been working in the toy business at Bandai Co. LTD (Japan) for more than 20 years as a toy designer and planner. While working for them he was responsible for creating and designing heroes and robots, vehicles and weapons for kids' TV series and turning them into toys. His masterpieces include the Toei Metal Hero Series and Super Sentai Series (Power Rangers). Needless to say that Tsuyoshi is known as the original designer of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Kyoryu Sentai Zyu-Ranger in Japan) as well as several Kamen Rider series. In addition, he has created a successful toy series brand for adults in Japan called Chogokin-Damashii (Soul of Chogokin) and recreated his childhood favorite character Mazinger Z (Tranzor Z) as part of collectible die-cast robot toy series targeted for the high-end collector market.
In 2011, he shifted his creative base from Asia to North America where he has become the head of "PLEX International Design, US division" working on toy designs for Power Rangers, Ben 10 and other properties for Bandai America Inc. (Cypress CA).
Make sure and check out his table in the vendor room, where he'll be doing sketches and signing autographs Saturday and Sunday.
Tsuyoshi Nonaka Photo  
 


BILLY MARTINEZ has been working comics and fine art for over 18 years. He is the publisher of Neko Press. His works include Wildflower, Kickass Girl, and The Deepest Dark. His art has been featured in Heavy Metal Magazine and as well as The Family Guy and Hellboy for Inkworks trading cards. He has been commissioned by Starbucks Coffee and has designed work for Qualcomm Communications. He currently resides in San Diego and teaches over 17 classes a week at Neko Press Art Studios. He regularly performs live art at many venues up and down the coast and is continuing his series of 1000 Girls paintings. 2012 marked the release of - In Your Face, a complete guide to drawing facial expressions. Billy will be debuting his follow up 2013 how to draw book- Body Movin'. This book features a solid approach to figure drawing.
Billy Martinez  
  
MORE GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!  
  

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