San Jose Renaissance Faire and Fantasy Fest FUN!

You may call it Larping or fun fairy style but I call it Cosplay so am all in for the upcoming 8th Annual San Jose Renaissance Faire and Fantasy Fest Downtown, San Jose, August 4-5, 2018. You can dress up as your own version of Snow White, Belle, Fairy Godmothers, Fay, gods of Valhalla, trolls and meet dragons all in Downtown San Jose this weekend (August 4-5, 2018) for a fun fantasy time. The fun weekend is welcoming to people of all ages but pets aren’t able to attend <wah> but for my NoCal friends hold have a blast with sights and sounds of the fantasy dreamworld come to life. The festival of imagination will be at Discovery Meadow Park that is a blending of historic fact, myth and popular fantasy. Be the knight, princess, king, queen, fairy, elf, pirate, villain, hero/heroine and just a happy dragon that is within! The San Jose Renaissance Faire and Fantasy Fest will include educational shows, performances, demos, costume contests, games and Artists and authors of the fantasy world will be attending. You can also enjoy shopping with delicious food, fantastical fashion, jewelry, swords, leather corsets, masks and many more handmade crafts that can be used to create the fantasy style of your dreams (it’s also a great opportunity to purchase items for cosplay and steampunk). Have your fortune told, rekindle your love by Sleeping Beauty’s coffin or help Hansel and Gretel find their way home. Hold court with princesses, untangle Rapunzel’s locks and play a game of wits with Rumpelstiltskin.  Swap tales with the pirates or listen to bards telling stories of battles and adventures of the netherworld.

Visitors need not dress the part or be fluent in the Elfish tongue, but period costumes always add to the magic and make it more fun to play. All are welcome!
“The blend of history and fantasy provides a welcome distraction from the doldrums of mundane and San Jose is a magnificent background for this terrific production. We are creating a world steeped in history and fairy tale alike; fantastic, far-away places; and the symbolism and ideology of magic fit for the whole family,” said Marta Miernik, CEO of Renaissance Productions and Producer of the San Jose Fantasy Faire. “The event is a rare must-see for families, bringing adults and kids together, each in turn will find something that will appeal to them in this production.”
INTERNATIONAL JOUSTING CHAMPS STRUT THEIR STUFF ON THE FIELD OF GLORY KOM

Image result for Charlie Andrews, currently the reigning World's Heavy Armor Jousting ChampionKnights of Mayhem will entertain with award winning jousting. Charlie Andrews, currently the reigning World’s Heavy Armor Jousting Champion brings with him competitors who will challenge him in the lyst. Join us for some hardest hitting jousting you’ll ever see! These amazing athletes will showcase the best of their Renaissance Sport with a blend of historical show and hardcore jousting.

Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The cost of admission is $16.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors, military, anyone with a library card and those ages 13-17, $8 for children 6-12. Kids under 6 are FREE
Costumes are welcome, This is a fun event for the whole family. Open Rain or Shine. Please leave your pets at home. For more info on the even please visit www.sanjosefaire.com

10 years of the Long Beach Comic Con this Fall!

“When I launched Long Beach Comic Con back in 2009, my hope was simply to create a meaningful and enjoyable event for fans of all ages, and give something back to the comic community that supported me for many years,” said Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management. “To be sitting here today, planning for our 10th edition, and reflecting on all we’ve accomplished in those years, is both humbling and energizing.” 

It’s been ten years since the first annual Long Beach Comic Con and this year they are celebrating with Black Panther, DC Super Hero Girls, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Static Shock, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica, Power Rangers and the Emmy-nominated Twin Peaks for fans of TV, Movies, Comic Books, Wrestling and Cosplay. LBCC diverse selection that welcomes people from all walks of fandom also want to show love with the STEM educational Space Expo and the GeekFest Film Festival! AND they want to nurture C in Long Beach Comic Con with a comic book industry-only companion event before LBCC for industry vets and newcomers to connect. This year the Long Beach Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California is September 8-9, 2018!


I’m excited to attend LBCC and enjoy my first love of comic books/graphic novels. I’m hoping to buy a few that I grew up loving (PowerPac, Amethyst) as well as getting to know new books from independent artists that I haven’t seen. This year’s Guest of Honor, Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer and novelist Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Static Shock) is making his Long Beach Comic Con debut this year and I’m SHOOK! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Static Shock and Black Panther (Wakanda FOREVER) so can’t wait to hear him talk about his career and (fingers crossed) a live action Static Shock after the success of Black Panther. LBCC is giving attendees the opportunity to see new characters from Aspen Comics, Prism Comics, Top Cow and AfterShock that has an exclusive LBCC #1 edition cover a cover by interior artist Wesley St. Claire (who will be attending the show as a special guest) of their new series BEYONDERS with Charon Comics, Los Comex and Valiant Comics (in partnership with Los Angeles-area retailer The Comic Bug). They have a great list of guests that fans will be excited to see and hear on panels! they include acclaimed cartoonist Jaime Hernandez, legendary writer Marv Wolfman, Dean Haspiel and Jonathan Ames (co-creators of the landmark graphic novel The Alcoholic), DC Super Hero Girls artist Yancey Labat, Border Town co-creator Eric M. Esquivel, Deadpool artist Scott Koblish, The Magic Glasses co-creator Melina Chavarria, My Little Pony artist Tony Fleecs, comics/animation writer Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy) and many others. Long Beach Comic Con will additionally host over 250 vendors, celebrity guests and several renowned cosplayers. The full list of confirmed special guests is available here: http://longbeachcomiccon.com/guests.

In addition to the comic programming, this year’s festivities will include:

  • LBCC’s Cosplay Contest: The West Coast’s most inventive and artistic costuming wizards show off their fantastic talents and compete in a variety of fun categories for a grand prize.
  • KnokX PRO Wrestling Ring: Where comics and pro wrestling collide — featuring pro-wrestler RIKISHI!
  • GeekFest Film Festival: Two solid days of indie movie bliss, often with the filmmakers themselves on hand.
  • Comic Creator Conference: A September 7th event designed to connect professional comic creatives with other high-level industry professionals to empower them with exclusive and personal insight, as well as provide access to decision makers, peers, publishers, and other leaders within the industry. Note that this event has a separate fee for entry and is open to industry professionals ONLY.
  • Space Expo: A con-within-a-con experience that’s all about space exploration! Featuring experts in their respective scientific fields, kids (or big kid adults) can have fun with science-based interactive experiments! Space Expo’s Guest of Honor is Herbert Jefferson Jr, who portrayed Lt. Boomer on the classic series Battlestar Galactica.
Long Beach Comic Con tickets are on sale NOW. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details on upcoming limited VIP packages, photo ops and more announcements about new guests and programming. Kids 10 and under get in FREE! For additional information go to LongBeachComicCon.com and for tickets go to lbcc2018.eventbrite.com.

About MAD Event Management LLC 

MAD Event Management functions as an owner/operator of several events of many sizes and provides expert consultant services to companies seeking to establish, grow or improve their event business. We have years of experience managing all aspects of live events, including large scale consumer and trade shows, meetings, conferences and exhibitor execution. MAD owns and operates several pop culture conventions: Long Beach Comic Expo and Long Beach Comic Con, Long Beach, CA; New Jersey Comic Expo, Edison, NJ; C3: Comic Creator Conference; and C3: Havana, Cuba Edition. For more information, visit www.madeventmanagement.com.

Sean Maher is coming to WhedonCon 2018

This year Whedoncon welcomes Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity, Much Ado About Nothing) as this years guest of honor. The third annual celebration is from May 18 – 20, 2018 at the Warner Center Marriott in Los Angeles, CA. It’s a intimate
convention by design that is a fanboy/fangirl celebration of Joss Whedon creations from Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Marvel’s Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dollhouse to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and more. During the two day celebration of

Whedon Fandom have fun with contests and panels, meet & greets, receptions and evening parties with talent, vendors room, panels & workshops, stunts and writers

and artists, tabletop gaming, and more. I’m very excited that Sean Maher, James Masters, James Leary, Logan Lubera, Thomas Parham, and Shawna Trpcic are among the special guests attending. See the current list of of social events whedoncon.com/special-events and will be updated with new events! You can learn more about the upcoming event and details at WhedonCon.com

WhedonCon is organized by the same team which hosts the Buffy Musical during San Diego Comic Con, the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along during WonderCon/Anaheim, and the Dr. Horrible Halloween events in Los Angeles. This year’s event marks the 21th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 16th anniversary of Firefly by raising funds for two amazing organizations dedicated to helping local children.
First, in memory of Ron Glass (Firefly, Serenity, Barney Miller), Fandom Charities continues to raise funds for the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, a youth center that was dear to Ron’s heart. The Center provides free after school and low-cost summer programs for boys and girls in grades 3-12. The Center’s goals include preparing the attending youth for college. www.wootencenter.org
Second, we’re proud to support the Lupus Foundation of America, an organization dedicated to solving the mystery of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that adversely affects millions of people throughout the world. http://www.lupus.org
Badges to participate in the festivities are now available and can be attained by visiting WhedonCon.com. Hotel rooms are currently available with an early bird discount and contest for a limited time. https://www.whedoncon.com/single-post/2017/07/27/Dont-Miss-Out-on-this-WhedonCon-Hotel-Room-Contest
 
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WhedonCon offers one-of-a-kind opportunities to interact with Whedonverse actors, writers, and behind-the-scenes crew.
Spend the weekend celebrating the works of Joss and the rest of the Whedonverse: Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dollhouse, Avengers, Marvel, DC, and more all while raising money for charity!
Proceeds from WhedonCon 2018 benefit the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center and the Lupus Foundation of America.
Indulge in: Cosplay Contests and Panels – Meet & Greets with Talent – Panels – Auction – Dealer’s Room – Behind the Scenes Creators – Workshops – Stunts – Media/Screening Room – Writers & Artists – Autograph & Photo Sessions – Tabletop Gaming – Big Damn Shindig – Live Music – The Prom at The Bronze (And whatever else they’ll let us cram in there!)
For up-to the-minute additional guests, registration info, and to sign up for our newsletter go to: WhedonCon.com
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Party like a grown up with the Santa Monica Zombie Crawl & Thriller Night

Why is their so much fun stuff to do this halloween? I might have to sneak to the westside to the 5th Annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl and of course flirt at the Thriller Night Halloween Bash! I even have a GREAT costume ideas thanks to Bob’s Burners Cheriff or Sexy Nurse Teddy style. If you don’t plan to meet me DTLA and want to stay close to home ….

 

 

 

 

DON’T MISS SANTA MONICA’S 
HOTTEST HALLOWEEN PARTIES 
5th Annual Santa Monica ZOMBIE Crawl
&
Thriller Night Halloween Bash
Westside’s Largest Halloween Party at  
1212 Santa Monica on Promenade 
5th Annual Santa Monica ZOMBIE CRAWL
Saturday, Oct. 28
6pm starting at Rusty’s on the Pier
Moan & Growl Your Way Around Downtown Santa Monica
Enjoy KILLER Food & Drinks Specials w/ Zombie Crawl
wristband at participating locations:
Rusty’s Surf Ranch (Check-in Location)
Big Dean’s
Del Frisco’s Grille
Ye Olde King’s Head
Barney’s Beanery
Cabo Cantina
1212 Santa Monica (Official Afterparty)
FREE Zombie makeup provided at starting location! Early arrival suggested
Zombie Crawl Rules
# 1. Must Dress Like A Zombie
# 2. Must Walk with Arms extended
# 3.  Must Drag A Leg
# 4. Must Moan and Growl (no talking)
Tickets:
$12 in advance, $15 day of
Move at your own pace, we recommend one hour at each location.
Invite your friends on Facebook
Want a Free Ride to Zombie Crawl??
 Download FreeBird Ride App to receive a $10 Uber credit after you arrive at the event
 
Thriller Night Halloween Bash
Saturday, Oct. 28
8 pm – 2 am
Spin PR’s 9th Annual Halloween Party Returns at Exciting & HUGE New Venue!
The Biggest Halloween Party on the Westside!
– Music & Video Mashups by
DJ Oscar
 – Costume Contests & Prizes –
– Spooky Decorations
 – Food & Drink Specials 8-10 pm
Sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka
Tickets:
GA: $20 in adv. or $30 day of
VIP: $30 in adv. or $40 day of
 **** USE CODE LAZOMBIES for 20% OFF ****
Tables & Bottle Service Available by calling 323-330-9559
Click HERE to view photos from last year’s party!
Invite your friends on Facebook
 
Want a Free Ride to Zombie Crawl??
 Download FreeBird Ride App
 to receive a $10 Uber credit after you arrive at the event



 

THE BLACK EYED PEAS headline the FREE LACC HALLOWEEN COSPLAY BALL SAT NIGHT

I’m ready to party with the Black Eyed Peas & Friends at Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con where they are performing at the FREE LACC Halloween Cosplay concert with friends! It’s even more excited that they will be at the LACC all weekend with the Marvel graphic novel Masters Of the Sun mixes L.A. Gang culture, B-Boy-ism and Egyptology to tell the heroic tale of a Hip-Hop group from East L.A. who must battle an ancient, alien God sent to earth to continue a Black Curse–which turns drug dealers and gangsters into zombies! With a deep love of the Hip-Hop culture, Zulu-X and his crew go head-to-head with a nefarious ancient order that has infiltrated the inner cities to settle an ancient score. What happens next can only be described as the perfect blend of action, ancient wisdom and street-smarts all rolled into one epic adventure. Boasting one of the most eclectic ensemble cast of characters, Masters of the Sun delivers a powerful social allegory in the form of a new movement! Wear comfy shoes for a fun weekend at LACC and dancing every night!

FREE IN CONCERT: BLACK EYED PEAS & FRIENDS
LIVE ON STAGE AT L.A. COMIC CON!

Awesome photo of the Peas by Jarod Harris.

Let’s Get It Started! L.A.’s very own Black Eyed Peas joins L.A. Comic Con all weekend long to celebrate the launch of their new graphic novel, Marvel’s Masters Of The Sun – The Zombie Chronicles!
But we’re not stopping there!  Live and on stage, the Black Eyed Peaand a bunch of their rad friends headline the Saturday night
Halloween Cosplay Ball at Club Novo, to celebrate Masters of the Sun AND the upcoming star-studded Augmented Reality edition that literally jumps off the page! And it’s all FREE to 3-Day and Saturday Badge 
holders*, as the Black Eyed Peas’ way of saying Thank You to their hometown crowd!

Plus, fans that purchased the Marvel’s Master of the Sun UPGRADE will have VIP access.  But hurry – because there’s only A FEW LEFT!  Get yours HERE.

Get a hold of your 3-Day Badge – and come party with the Black Eyed Peas & Friends! This show is made possible by our friends at Cosmunity!

*Space is limited. Priority will be given to 3-Day Badge Holders, then SaturdayBadge Holders. Wristbands that grant access to the Cosplay Ball will be distributed Saturday afternoon; check StanLeesLAComicCon.com for more information closer to the show. Purchasers of the Marvel’s Master of the Sun upgrade will be given a VIP badge to the VIP lounge at Club Novo. Purchasers of the sold-out Ultimate VIP Upgrade automatically have access to the VIP lounge at Club Novo.

And Don’t Forget Our Friday Party:
CLUB COMIC CON presented by HOT TOPIC!

HALLOWEEN is on the horizon and it’s time to party! With a DJ set by a bonafide vampire, Jackson Rathbone from Twilight, who will be spinning some sick beats, this Halloween bash is the official after-party for Day 1 of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con! Hosted by Disney personality Leo Camacho and The Geek Gatsby, enjoy a rockin’ 90’s set by tribute band “Hit Me 90’s,” special guest performances, and beats by DJ Bubblewrappe, one of LA’s premier ladies on the decks.

You can snare your tix for Club Comic Con HERE.