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    So bummed to be missing SDCC this year...

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    Wizard World’s Immortal Wuxia: From Concept to Comic panel

    TUNE INTO WIZARD WORLD’S IMMORTAL WUXIA: FROM CONCEPT TO COMIC THIS SATURDAY DEC 26 4PM PST.
    I will be part of the panel alongside some of the rest of our Immortal Team: Peter Shiao, Charles Stickney and Emma Chibulu. This will be live-streamed for free on Wizard World’s Facebook, YouTube and TwitchTV.

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    2days left! I'm still waiting for this to get released!

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    Kung Fu Sneak Peek and Q&A | WonderCon@Home 2021

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    Srsly? T-day?

    San Diego Comic-Con Criticized for Planned In-Person Thanksgiving Weekend Event
    MARCH 27, 2021 7:54PM by Sharareh Drury

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    "Comic-Con Special Edition" will be an in-person event set for November 26-28 at the San Diego Convention Center.
    San Diego Comic-Con will return this year with an in-person convention during Thanksgiving weekend.

    The pop culture event will host a "Comic-Con Special Edition" at the San Diego Convention Center from November 26-28. The announcement comes less than a month after Comic-Con International announced a virtual event would be held this summer due to uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic and the risk of large-scale gatherings. The three-day Comic-Con@Home virtual event is set for July 23-25.

    "It is our hope that by Fall conditions will permit larger public gatherings," an announcement for the event said. "Comic-Con Special Edition will be the first in-person convention produced by the organization since Comic-Con 2019, and the first since the onset of the global pandemic COVID-19. The Fall event will allow the organization to highlight all the great elements that make Comic-Con such a popular event each year, as well as generate much needed revenue not only for the organization but also for local businesses and the community."

    David Glanzer, spokesperson for the nonprofit organization, noted that while it has been able to switch from in-person gatherings to limited online events, "the loss of revenue has had an acute impact on the organization as it has with many small businesses, necessitating reduced work schedules and reduction in pay for employees, among other issues."

    "Hopefully this event will shore up our financial reserves and mark a slow return to larger in-person gatherings in 2022," Glanzer added.

    There are no additional details on badge costs or attendance capacity at this time.

    The announcement for an in-person Thanksgiving weekend event received immediate criticism across social media, with many noting the pandemic impacted the ability for many to be with their families during the holidays last year.

    "So they scheduled #SDCC on the same weekend as the first chance most families will (hopefully) be fully able to celebrate Thanksgiving in two years. See you in 2022!" Charles Soule, writer and author for Daredevil and She-Hulk, shared on Twitter.

    "Sure. Make it during the one non-denominational fall holiday weekend in U.S., w/ always peak airfare prices. And I’m sure A-list celebs will LOVE doing this. Black Friday, indeed," author Tara Bennett wrote.

    Linda Ge, who writes for CW's new series Kung Fu, also tweeted "Does Comic-Con realize that most people didn't get to spend last Thanksgiving with their families because of the pandemic? #SDCC"

    Last year was the first time in San Diego Comic-Con's 50-year history that the in-person component was canceled. The fandom-rich con launched as a small, comics-focused event in 1970, and grew into a massive gathering that sees fans, movie and TV stars and movie studios descend upon the city. An estimated 135,000 people came to the San Diego Convention Center for the 2019 con.


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    Nice to see Linda Ge's name though. We met in the Badlands.
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    WW done

    Wizard World closes its convention business, selling all cons off to Fan Expo
    By Chris Arrant about 1 hour ago

    After 25 years, the Wizard World comic conventions are no more


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    Fan Expo has announced a deal with Wizard World to acquire six of Wizard World's largest yearly comic conventions, including the organizer's Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Portland, and St. Louis Wizard World events.

    "Fan Expo HQ is devoted to creating unmissable, exceptional fan experiences. We're beyond thrilled to be able to offer that to fans in six new locations, and pleased that Wizard World recognized our ability to elevate guest experience to the next level," says Fan Expo HQ president Aman Gupta in the announcement. "We're looking forward to getting to know each of these individual communities, learn what they're looking for, and raise the bar!"

    Of all the conventions acquired, the Chicago event is arguably the one with the most potential. It is the second oldest comic event in North America (behind only Comic-Con International: San Diego), and for a time in the '90s and early '00s was the second largest comic convention in North America (also behind SDCC).

    "Personally, I'm eager to contribute to the incredible legacy of the Chicago event, the second oldest comic event in North America (1972), and restore it to its former glory and beyond," Gupta adds.

    There will be one last Wizard World - the already scheduled Wizard World Chicago, taking place October 15 through 17, 2021, will go on as planned in the historic Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

    In 2022, it - and the other five cities' Wizard Worlds - will be renamed as Fan Expos.

    Dates for the 2022 events in New Orleans, Portland, and St. Louis were announced earlier this year by Wizard World, but as of press time, Fan Expo says the dates are now 'to be determined.'


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    "Dates and show information for 2022 will be released later this year," a Fan Expo representative tells Newsarama. "Where possible, we are working to maintain the existing date patterns, and intend to remain in existing venues."

    With the acquisition of these six comic conventions, Fan Expo HQ now has 17 North American cons, making it the largest comic convention organization in the world. Fan Expo HQ expects nearly 1 million fans across its 2022 events, including the former Wizard World cons.

    Wizard World's sale of its largest shows to Fan Expo is effectively Wizard's exit from the comic book convention business - at least as an organizer. Wizard was originally founded as part of the comics journalism magazine of the same name. In 1996 it got into the convention game, buying the long-running Chicago Comicon and renaming it Wizard World Chicago. The magazine side of the business closed in 2011.

    According to a Fan Expo representative, Wizard World will continue to operate its collectibles business Wizard World Vault, and is expected to have booth space at future Fan Expo events.

    Here's a list of all the upcoming major comic conventions in North America and around the world.

    Chris Arrant

    Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.
    I only attended one Wizard World which I wrote up here: The Kung Fu of Comic Cons 2019 – Wizard World Bay Area

    That was the last con I did before the pandemic...
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    Come see us at San Diego Comic-con

    Come see us at SDCC! I’ll be on the panel IMMORTAL STUDIOS: Birth of a Storyverse, Saturday July 23, 1:30-2:30 PM Room 24ABC
    Immortal Studios: Birth of a Storyverse

    Saturday, July 23, 2022 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Room 24ABC

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    Fans of wuxia, martial arts fantasy, and comics, rejoice! This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of the Immortal “Storyverse” that is bringing together all the wide-ranging influences of this timeless Asian genre in an interconnected universe for the first time. Peter Shiao (founder and CEO), Hank Kanalz (head of publishing), Brian Cunningham (editor), Gene Ching (choreographer), and Charlie Stickney, Rylend Grant, and Jen Troy (the key writers behind The Adept, Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen, Fa Sheng: Origins, and Assassin G) present an in-depth introduction to this new world that promises to awaken the hero in everyone through Wuxia. Plus: special commemorative gifts exclusively for attendees!

    NOTE TO ANY SDCC Attendees: I am currently scheduled to be at the sign/meet/greet at the Immortal Studios Booth #2102 on Friday 10-11 and Saturday 12-1 (on Saturday, you can follow me over to our panel immediately afterwards)

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    Press release from Immortal Comics

    Dynamite and Immortal Studios Announce Publishing Partnership Ahead of Comic-Con International

    July 18, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Ahead of ComicCon International, Dynamite is announcing a new publishing partnership with Immortal Studios, to bring the Los Angeles-based publisher’s shared universe of Wuxia martial arts-fantasy comic books to the broader marketplace. Through the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, the Los Angeles-based publisher Immortal Studios has to date successfully funded three comic book series as part of a larger shared universe. Now Dynamite is set to bring these action packed titles to the direct market comic stores, digital vendors, bookstores, and beyond in multiple formats, with more releases and titles to come.

    Immortal Studios’ Storyverse is spearheaded by the company’s Founder and CEO Peter Shiao, who is collaborating with a team of comic book storytellers to bring a modern sensibility to the Wuxia genre that has influenced contemporary pop culture, including Marvel's Shang-Chi, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Matrix, and Star Wars, as well as countless anime and manga like Naruto. Wuxia, pronounced "woo-sha," is a long running genre born from China that depicts the adventures and trials of martial arts heroes, often but not always in historical settings and with fantasy elements. The Immortal Studios’ Storyverse is inspired by the storytelling of one of the foremost authors in the Wuxia genre, Peter Shiao’s father Shiao Yi, whose novels have been adapted into film and television more than thirty times, including films by the Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest.

    "I am very excited that with this new partnership with Dynamite, one of the preeminent comic publishers, Immortal has dramatically increased our reach and visibility to fandom," said Shiao. "This is a very important step in our goal to build a multi-pronged distribution footprint to reach different market segments that are important for us. We look forward to sharing these Immortal stories which have already gained initial traction through our growing community to new audiences now available to us through Dynamite’s various distribution channels!"

    "At Dynamite, our mission is always bringing diverse and entertaining stories to all kinds of audiences through the art forms that we love," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "The relationship I've had with Immortal Studios’ Head of Publishing Hank Kanalz over the years has always been great, and when he presented this opportunity with Immortal Studios, and the ability to work with Peter and his team, I could not be more excited. This partnership is a natural fit with the ethos of our companies and I can't wait for readers to dig into these stories. Whether there are kids and adults craving this kind of representation and storytelling, or someone unfamiliar about to be swept up in something magical, we're looking forward to responses!"

    Immortal Studios’ titles include:

    · The Adept by writers Tasha Huo, Charlie Stickney, Alison Norrington, and Peter Shiao, artist Yishan Li, and letterer Deron Bennett. The Adept tells the deep and personal story of a young woman on a journey to master an ancient martial art that was thought to be long lost. Filled with action, transformation, and mystery, the key theme is about homecoming and redemption. Two action-packed chapters have been produced to date, featuring kidnapped pop stars, arcade brawls, and more.

    · Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsman by writer Peter Shiao, artists Pop Mhan and Jheremy Raapack, colorist Rex Lokus, and letterer Deron Bennett. In this series, protagonist Phil Du escapes his struggles through parkour and online gaming. But when he's suddenly pulled into an ancient order of supernatural warriors amidst a civil war and cataclysm, he will have to step up to his destiny.

    · Fa Sheng: Origins is created by Peter Shiao, written by Rylend Grant, illustrated by Dexter Wee, colored by Omi Remalante Jr., and letterred by Deron Bennett. The tale chronicles the humble beginnings of a great Shaolin Master. The series is written by Rylend Grant, a screenwriter, author, and Ringo Award-winning comic book creator who is also an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist monk.The series is recommended for fans of films based on the story of Ip Man, including the eponymous series and The Grandmaster.

    · Assassin G by writer Jen Troy and artist He Tao, featuring coloring by Hi-Fi Design and lettering by AndWorld Design. This summer Immortal Studios will launch a Kickstarter campaign for this new series, from the CW’s Supergirl TV series writer Jen Troy, about the deadly saga of vengeance between warring factions in the martial underworld in the early 1980s. The novel that inspired Assassin G by Wuxia master Shiao Yi, 甘 19 妹 (Gan the 19th Sister), is known as one of the preeminent IPs in the Chinese speaking world which has been adapted for television four times, and this new series will mark the story’s first comic book and English language adaptation. The Assassin G Kickstarter pre-launch page for the campaign is now live.

    “We plan on continuing to use Kickstarter to crowdfund new concepts and series, including our fourth series, ASSASSIN G,” said Immortal Studios’ Head of Publishing Hank Kanalz. “Kickstarter’s platform allows us to engage with a very active reader base, and take their feedback into consideration, prior to publishing the official, final version of any given series. This publishing partnership with Dynamite allows us to expand into the direct market and bookstores. With their success with THE BOYS and so many top shelf licensed comics, Dynamite brings an expertise that will help in our mission to broaden the wuxia genre in comics to a wider audience. I am thrilled to be working with Nick and crew again.”

    Immortal Studios feature a range of variant covers from the likes of Gene Ha, Jim Cheung, Ming Doyle, Gian Gulang, Joyce Chin, and more. Other talents and staff behind the curtains include former longtime DC Comics editor Brian Cunningham and team members with experience at Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, 20th Century Fox, and more.

    “Heroes in the wuxia genre are often everyday people who become extraordinary not because of machines or nuclear spills, but their own spirit and initiative,” said Shiao. “Immortal carries on the legacy of the wuxia genre and my father’s work, re-introducing and calibrating these timeless concepts for a modern, global audience who are hungry to connect with stories that are empowering. It is always during times of uncertainty that Wuxia rises, and we are very honored to be carrying its flag.”

    More details on release dates, format, and more will be forthcoming from Dynamite and Immortal Studios.



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    About Dynamite Entertainment

    Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.



    About Immortal Studios

    Immortal Studios is an independent, comics first, content studio that is building the world’s first interconnected, comics-based Wuxia (martial arts-fantasy) storyverse with the aim to Awaken the Hero in Everyone with its uniquely empowering and elevating “essential Wuxia” ethos where Everyone is the One.

    The Company has created its own “radical fan engagement” playbook and is developing, funding, marketing and distributing content in concert with its users.

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    My SDCC schedule



    I WILL BE APPEARING AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON WITH IMMORTAL STUDIOS THIS WEEKEND

    Here’s where you can find me:

    Friday 10-11 Artist Signing: Immortal Studios Booth #2102
    Friday 7:30 Fan Meet-Up: Embarcadero Marina
    Saturday Noon-1 Artist Signing: Immortal Studios Booth #2102
    Saturday 1:30-2:30 Panel: Birth of a Storyverse Room 24 ABC

    I’ll also be at the Den of Geek Magazine Release Party for our latest issue, which you can pick free at SDCC. In this issue, I have an interview with David Leitch about his new film, Bullet Train. I also contributed to a feature on action films. This party is invitation only, so if you’re in, see you there.

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    Never posted any follow up for SDCC, did I?

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    You know what I think of Rand already.

    I was hoping to meet Elektra.


    Bella Ciao!

    I'll be at SiiCon tomorrow. Debating whether to go all Money Heist again.
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    Our latest ezine offering - please share!

    Comic-cons are back! READ The Kung Fu of Comic Cons – SiliCon 2022 by Gene Ching

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Comic-cons are back! READ The Kung Fu of Comic Cons – SiliCon 2022 by Gene Ching
    I am also not a big fan of plastic or foam swords but I will buy them at these shows in the rare case that they have a Chinese style ones because they are the only kind I use indoors at home without scuffing any ceilings or furniture. You guys could find a good niche making and selling those. Try bringing one of your favorite swords to a place that does 3D printing and have them make one copy. I like wooden swords despite them being too heavy in general. The local University doesn't allow anything that even remotely looks like a sword, so I do all the sword forms substituting with a fan, and for the pole weapons forms I use their weight bars, but they start short at 5 or 10 pounds and get longer with weight which really limits the speed and jumps one can put into the forms...

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    T-Day weekend

    I will be here:

    FAN EXPO SF

    If anyone here is going, DM me.

    I will not be here:

    San Jose Toy-Anime-Comic Con



    Quote Originally Posted by YinOrYan View Post
    The local University doesn't allow anything that even remotely looks like a sword
    Fair point. We did carry some plastic swords but they've never performed well in our market. We still carry boffer-like weapons - see Tiger Claw's Action Bat & Tiger Claw's Combat Swords.
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