Author: PCS Staff

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020

Hey there Squad Members.

Yes it is Valentine’s Day once again. We thought we would give you a little slideshow of some of our favorite comic book couples. This is of course not an inclusive list. Let us know your favorites in the comments.

Enjoy!

  • Reed and Susan Richards - Art by Alex Ross

Press Release: SOUND OF THUNDER Vocalist Returns from Injury with New Album

Press Release: SOUND OF THUNDER Vocalist Returns from Injury with New Album

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 29, 2019

A SOUND OF THUNDER Vocalist Returns from Injury with New Album

A Sound of Thunder vocalist Nina Osegueda was in a near-fatal car accident in July. After a period of uncertainty, Nina and band are back and have announced their new album Parallel Eternity. The album will be released in February 2020 and is available for pre-order exclusively on Kickstarter now. The album cover is by long-serving A Sound of Thunder artist Dusan Markovic.


Osegueda sustained serious injuries when her car was struck by a commuter bus. Her vehicle was rolled and crushed by the impact. Though she suffered multiple bone fractures, she luckily escaped without any spinal cord damage or internal injuries. After being confined to a wheelchair for several weeks and intensive physical therapy, she has now made a near full recovery. Osegueda comments: “That accident made me feel like I’m on borrowed time. I’m so grateful to be alive and well! It only solidified my desire to make music and keep going as long as I can!” Continue reading “Press Release: SOUND OF THUNDER Vocalist Returns from Injury with New Album”

Public Service Announcement: TODAY IS HALLOWEEN COMICFEST!!!

Public Service Announcement: TODAY IS HALLOWEEN COMICFEST!!!

Today is Halloween ComicFest. What is that? It is a daylong celebration of spooky comics you can find at local comic shops across the country. Many publishers issue special free comics for this day and it is the fall version of Free Comic Book Day.

Be sure to check in with your LCS today. They likely have a celebration planned. Some have costume contests and comic pro signings. There are usually great comic and merchandise deals to be found.

This is really a fun day to get together with other comic fans and enjoy the spooky season. It is an important day to support your LCS as well. This is one of the few times of year that the small businesses that sell us comic goodness can hope for a better than average number of customers.

So, throw on a costume. Head down to your comic shop and support a small business and the comic industry at the same time. Reply in the comments with your pictures of celebrating Halloween ComicFest.

 

Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 – Cosplay Pics

Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 – Cosplay Pics

We are back from the fantastic Baltimore Comic-Con. As we walked the aisles and convention areas for three days in Charm City, we were treated to wonderful display of cosplay. There was a vast array of characters from every genre and medium that showed up at the event.  We collected a small spattering of the cosplayers we saw and are bringing them to you here.

The cosplay game at Baltimore is serious business. There are a bunch of meet-ups and you can see photo shoots going on all around the convention center. However, even the most basic costume is welcome and appreciated. It is a truly accepting convention. There is a very comprehensive Weapons Policy for the con and it is posted on its website in an easily located place.

As a special treat, we got a shot of the über-talented Afua Richardson in her Okoye cosplay.

If you are following us on Instagram or Facebook, you will find some bonus cosplay pics there.

 

 

Photography by Shari Harrison.

This is just our first post from the Con. Stay tuned for more…..

Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 Is Here And Pop Culture Squad Will Be There

Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 Is Here And Pop Culture Squad Will Be There

The twentieth anniversary celebration of the Baltimore Comic-Con will be taking place this weekend. It will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD from Friday, October 18, 2019 – Sunday, October 20, 2019.

This is one of our favorite conventions of the year, and various members of Pop Culture Squad will be on-site for it.  You can find our sage-in-chief Mike Gold at booth 118 with the great folks from Insight Studios. Evelyn Kriete and Adriane Nash will be there as well.  If you stop by, you may find that they have some exclusive PCS swag (stickers and buttons).

Our photographers will be out and about getting pics of some of the fantastic cosplay that is sure to be on the floor of the show. Stay tuned to PCS, here and on our social media, and we will bring you the great costumes that we see. Continue reading “Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 Is Here And Pop Culture Squad Will Be There”

Syra Con Celebrates Two Legendary Guys Named Joe

Syra Con Celebrates Two Legendary Guys Named Joe

Legendary comics artists Joe Sinnott and Joe Jusko will “team-up”, in classic Marvel Comics style, for an intimate conversation at Syracuse’s Syra Con, the long-running pop culture convention.

Joe Sinnott is best known for his contributions as an inker during Marvel’s Silver and Bronze Ages. He enjoyed impressive runs on titles such as Fantastic Four, West Coast Avengers and The Mighty Thor. Sinnott’s long career and strong pencil art talents stretch far beyond those iconic titles.

Joe Jusko started his career as a cover artist on Marvel titles like Savage Sword of Conan. Jusko’s ability to channel the power and excitement of traditional comic art in an authentic painted format has earned him a reputation as a top painter and creator. Jusko is currently developing new covers for every Edgar Rice Burroughs book (including the Tarzan and John Carter of Mars series), a feat never before attempted by any artist.

         


Ed Catto, founder of Agendae and lecturer at Ithaca College’s School of Business, will moderate the panel.  Catto has recently been a featured speaker at other Central New York events including Syracuse University’s CONfluence and Binghamton’s SerlingFest, which celebrated the legacy of Rod Serling and especially the Twilight Zone.


The Syra Con is a long-running comic convention that celebrates pop culture and has always maintained a strong focus on comics.  The event, the longest-running con in Syracuse, is a favorite among comic enthusiasts, horror fans and passionate collectors.

The Syra Con Fall Edition Comic and Pop Culture Expo will be held at the Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 13th.  The panel discussion will begin at 2:30 pm.

More information on Syra Con can be found here.

DC Universe NYCC HQ Announced!

DC UNIVERSE is back in New York with the DC UNIVERSE Headquarters … or DCUHQ.

A true fan destination for its members, as well as all DC Fans to escape the hectic convention floor and enjoy unique and exclusive programming. Plus, no badge required!

DCUHQ will continue to give DC Fans and DC UNIVERSE members unique experiences, talent meet-ups and an array of programmed entertainment throughout the weekend including special events and giveaways.

A DC UNIVERSE membership unlocks the door for a chance to attend exclusive signings, screenings and private gatherings. Members can check back for an updated schedule of events here.

DCUHQ will be located just steps from Javits Center at: 447 W 36th St on the 3rd Floor

DCUHQ is open to the public during the following hours:

Friday October 4, 2019: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday 10/5/19: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday 10/6/19: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Press Release: Last Gameboard Selected as Top 100 Rising Startup to Compete for 7th Annual Startup of the Year Award at SOTY Summit ’19

Press Release: Last Gameboard Selected as Top 100 Rising Startup to Compete for 7th Annual Startup of the Year Award at SOTY Summit ’19

PRESS RELEASE

Last Gameboard announced that it has been invited to participate in the 7th Annual Startup of the Year Global Competition & Summit from October 14 -16. Taking place in Downtown Memphis and powered by Established and Start Co., the seventh annual installment of the event will see 100 startups from around the globe to showcase their game-changing products and services to seasoned investors, corporate accelerators and innovators, and industry leaders as they compete for a coveted spot in the Top 5 and up to $100K in investments.

Last Gameboard will join the ranks of great companies that have passed through their events over the past decade such as GrubHub, ShearShare, Maxwell Health, Groupon and Uber.“We’re so excited – and here’s a quote about why we’re so very excited” said Founder Rob Wyatt and  Co-Founder Shail Mehta.

Last Gameboard will compete in a private pitch round, showcase their innovation at the SOTY Showcase on 10/15 at AutoZone Park, and if selected as one of the Top 5 Finalists, present on 10/16 at the iconic Peabody Hotel Memphis Rooftop/Skydeck on stage to esteemed judges such as, the Summit audience, and the Memphis community.​

Early Reservations for the console start 10/10/2019. Stay up to date on developments as they happen at www.lastgameboard.com.

Continue reading “Press Release: Last Gameboard Selected as Top 100 Rising Startup to Compete for 7th Annual Startup of the Year Award at SOTY Summit ’19”

Rockwell Museum to Host an Evening with Art Spiegelman

Rockwell Museum to Host an Evening with Art Spiegelman

Pulitzer-Prize winning artist to discuss Maus as part of Rockwell’s Questioning Identity series

Corning, N.Y. : The Rockwell Museum is pleased to host an evening with Pulitzer-Prize Winning artist Art Spiegelman. Spiegelman will discuss his groundbreaking Maus graphic novel and its place in current global conversations in this culminating program of The Rockwell’s Year of Questioning Identity.  Continue reading “Rockwell Museum to Host an Evening with Art Spiegelman”

All-Star Comic Con 2019 – Cosplay Pics

All-Star Comic Con 2019 – Cosplay Pics

PCS was at the All-Star Comic Con in Tyson’s Corner, VA this weekend. It was the second year of the show and it was an improvement on an already really nice little local show. We were able to snap a few cosplay pics but there was so much more than we are able to show you.

If you are in the DMV area, or can get there, definitely look into attending next year.

The little Groot really stole the show on Saturday…

 

 

 

Photography by Shari Harrison