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Pittsburgh Comicon April 21, 22, 23 2006

Discussion in 'FanForce Conventions' started by Rox, Feb 17, 2006.

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  1. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 24, 2000
    So Here's a list of Star Wars related guests for the con. I borrowed from the Comicon [link=]website [/link]for the bios:

    RON FRENZ: Ron is the regular penciler on Marvel's Spider-Girl series. Mr. Frenz is an artist well known for his stints on such titles as Marvel?s Spider-man line, Thor, Thunderstrike, Superman and other such titles as Ka-Zar, The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones, [hl=yellow]Star Wars[/hl] and Marvel Saga to name a few. Ron seems to always be on hand when comics history is made. He was the designer of Superman?s controversial electric blue outfit, he co-created the New Warriors with Tom Defalco, and he was the penciler of What If? #105 the first appearance of the popular Spider-Girl. This issue sparked Marvel's M2 line of titles. Ron went on to co-plot and pencil several M2 titles and he worked on Image's Mr. Right with Tom Defalco. Ron continues to work on his co-creation, Spider-girl.

    ADAM HUGHES: Adam Hughes is one of the greatest artistic contributors in the field of comics today. Adam is well-known as a 'good girl' artist and he has a flair for glamorizing the female figure. As a cover artist, he has uncovered the likes of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Wonder Woman (for which he has won both Harveys and Eisners as a Cover artist). Aside from making fanboy's hearts flutter, he has worked on the likes of the Justice League America, Star Trek: Debt of Honor, Gen 13: Ordinary Heroes, Gen 13/Superman, Ghost, Legionnaires, Vampirella, Voodoo, Rose & Thorn, [hl=yellow]Star Wars: Return of the Jedi[/hl] and countless other covers and pin-ups for just about every comic company. Adam's recent work includes covers for Red Sonja, his jaw dropping rendition of Power Girl from JSA:Classified #1 and covers for Star Wars: Purge and the Serenity TPB to name a few. Adam is currently doing the covers to DC's Catwoman and rumors are that Adam is attached to the upcoming All-Star:Wonder Woman series.

    BOB MCLEOD: Bob McLeod has worked on every major superhero for Marvel and DC Comics. He has pencilled or inked such titles as: Spider-Man, The Hulk, [hl=yellow]Star Wars[/hl] , The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Conan the Barbarian, Captain America, The Sub-Mariner, G.I. Joe and others for Marvel Comics; and Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Legion of Super Heroes, The New Titans, Aquaman and others for DC Comics. He has also done work for Wildstorm, Dark Horse, Pacific, Acclaim and Future Comics. Bob is problably best known for co-creating and illustrating the NEW MUTANTS. He recently has been illustrating The Phantom for the Swedish publisher Egmont and he now has a fun new hardcover book out from HarperCollins called "SuperHero ABC", featuring 32 original new superheroes to teach kids the alphabet.

    JIMMY PALMIOTTI: Jimmy started his illustrious carrer at Marvel on Ghost Rider and went on to become the inker on Punisher. So, Jimmy started in the biz on two of the best selling series at the time and went nothing but up from there. Since his credits include: Aliens, Catwoman, Birds of Prey, Lady Rawhide Batman, Vampirella, Spider-man and [hl=yellow]Dark Horses Star Wars titles[/hl] just to name a few. He went on to co-found Event Comics with Joe Quesada which published such titles as Painkiller Jane and Ash. From there, they created and edited Marvel Knights. Under the MK banner, the successful series, Daredevil, The Inhuman, Black Panther and others were fostered. Jimmy went on to work on Punisher with Garth Ennis as well as writing Deadpool at Marvel and editing Pilgrim and co-creating Gatecrasher from Blackbull where he serves as projects manager and creative director. Several of Jimmy's creations have been optioned for TV/Movie treatment, including: Ash, Spygirls, Gatecrasher and his creation Surf and Turf, an animated comedy, has been picked up for development by the WB. In recent years, Jimmy continues to be one of comicdoms busiest guys. Besides providing inks throughout the industry, he also co-writes Hawkman and the new Jonah Hex serie
  2. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 24, 2000
    We are also hosting the 2006 North East FanForce Awards. Here is information on the banquet:

    The Official 2006 North East FanForce Awards Banquet
    Hosted by the Star Wars Association of Pittsburgh

    When: 6:00 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday, April 22, 2006

    Where: 2nd Floor Hyatt Regency Monroe Room

    Ticket Price: $25 pre-registration, $30 day of event (limited number of these available)

    The $25 registration fee includes ballroom rental, taxes and gratuity, and food.

    Registration will begin for FanForce members as well as anyone and everyone else on friday. Registration for the event ends on April 7th so we can make the deadline to inform the hotel the number of guests attending.

    Payments will be accepted through PayPal and through money orders.

    PayPal I.D.:

    Money Order Mail-To Address:

    PM for mailing address

    Getting in:

    Your PayPal receipt is your ticket!

    Show up to the Monroe room around 6pm. Once checked in you will be told what table you are sitting at along with a ticket to for the door prizes (tickets are limited to one per person).

    If you pay by money order, you must send your name, address and city along with the money order so that when you check in at the table, we can verify your registration and direct you to the right table.

    Security will be stationed throughout the event. No one will be allowed in without verification.

    Your PayPal receipt is your ticket!

    At 6:00 p.m., the buffet line will open and you will be invited up by table name. The buffet will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Food is on a first come first serve basis and will contain the following:

    Tossed Garden Salad
    Vegetable Medley Aioli
    Southern Fried Chicken
    Roast Top Round of Beef Jardinière
    Pasta in Marinara sauce
    Chef's choice of starch
    Chef's choice of vegetables
    Rolls and Butter
    Assorted Cakes and Pies

    Coffee, Decaf coffee, and iced tea will be available. Alcoholic beverages are available at the bar. Alcohol is not included with the price of admission and may be subject to ID verification.


    - If by chance Star Wars celebrities attend there will be a strict no autograph policy. The stars will sign autographs all day at the Pittsburgh Comicon. This is also a party for them.

    - We will be taking donations during the Awards Banquet for the Sago Mine fund.

    ...more to come!
  3. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 24, 2000
    On Saturday they are showing all the Star Wars movies back to back in the movie marathon room. Plus they are showing a Star Wars Fan Film after Aotc. If you have down time on saturday that would be the room to check out.

    SATURDAY April 22, 2006
    10:00 am
    12:30 pm
    3:00 pm
    4:00 pm
    6:30 pm
    9:00 pm
    11:30 pm
  4. strawbary

    strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 11, 2002
    aw ya beat me in here rox! ;)

    I wanted to let everyone know what the awards show was about in case anyone would like to travel outside their regeion and attend :)

    Please remember there is a dinner banquet held during the awards. You will need to purchase your ticket in order to attend the FF awards. Please see [link=]Ticket thread[/link] for information.

    The 2nd Annual NE Fanforce Awards

    Date: Saturday April 22nd
    Time: 6pm-midnight
    Where: Pittsburgh Comicon, Pittsburgh ,PA

    All Chapters in the NE region will be judged in the following categories:

    1. C3P0 award - (most talkative) This award will go to the chapter who has the most active forum on the FF boards.

    2. R2D2 Award - This award goes to the chapter with the best website.

    3. Chewie Award - This award goes to the Chapter with the best Fanfilm. This will be viewers Choice. The voting will be up to the members in the NE region. Please PM me a link to your Fanfilm where it can be viewed so I can link that to the boards once this is announced on FF.

    4. Luke Award - Goes to the FF chapter who has grown not only grown in numbers by member count but has shown an overall improvement in their group as a whole.

    5. Padme Award - This Award goes to Best Chapter Rep in the Region. This Cr must show strong leadership skills and overall great communication amongst their chapter and is an active voice with FF.

    6. Leia Award - Goes to the Chapter who has been actively involved in charity events within their own community and has contributed to their Chapter hometown in some way.

    7.Queen Amidala AWard - Best Costuming group. Goes to the Chapter with the best costumes overall as a group. In order to compete for this you will need to submit a group costumed photo.

    8. Vader Award - This goes to the chapter with the best Forum Banner.

    9. yoda Award- (service award)Our highest Award. This will go to the chapter /person in the NE region who has shown exceptional dedication to their love of Star Wars. Consistently has contributed in the FF community in some way.

    Now on to our rules:

    1.Anyone can nominate a chapter/Person in the NE region for a specified award.
    2. All AWards will be voted upon by FF GSA's/RSA's with the exception of the Fanfilm award. That is viewers choice.
    Please do not post your votes or nominations on the boards. We would like to keep this a suprise for the awards

    4. Deadline for group photo submissions is April 6th.

    All nominees will be announced on April 7th.
    Voting will close on April 14th @ 9 pm.

    Fanfilms. Please PM me links to this so I can have a special thread for all of these. Please do not post your links.
    Thank you.

    This is going to be alot of fun! This is the Second year doing this and we continue to be the first region to do so as well. Im very proud of the NE region and you guys should be too!

    Good Luck to everyone and May the force be with you !!!!


  5. Abhors Elder

    Abhors Elder Guest

    Wish I could make it to this one... Hope everyone has fun! :)
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