Sunday, May 1, 2016

Windsor, Ontario's RetroRama Classic Collectibles and Celebrity Show adds stars from "True Detective" The Strain" & "Land of the Dead"! Coming Sunday, Oct. 30/2016 - Caboto Club!

Windsor Comic Cons and GlassMonkey Studios proudly present our latest special guest - best known for his recurring roles as Danny Santos on the highly-acclaimed "True Detective;" Felix on Guiellermo Del Toro's vampire thriller "The Strain" and as Pillsbury in George Romero's classic "Land of the Dead" - please welcome actor Pedro Miguel Arce!
Arce's fierce exterior - yet inherent likability - has also garnered him dozens of appearances on iconic shows such as How I Met Your Mother, Las Vegas, Lost Girl, and CSI: Miami. In addition, he most recently starred in the critically-lauded film, "Kidnap Central" as well as appearing in Ricky Gervais' latest comedy, "Special Correspondents."
Did we also mention he'll be joined by another "Land of the Dead" star?!" THAT'S RIGHT! Get ready to ALSO welcome LOTD'S tough-as-nails soldier, "Pretty Boy" herself - Joanne Boland!
She is currently starring in the A&E series "Gangland Undercover" as well as the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse;" with other credits including the cult TV-western "Strange Empire;" "Saw IV" plus recurring roles on "Train 48" and "Slings and Arrows." We couldn't be happier to have both Arce and Boland joining us for our RetroRama weekend of fun!
Please welcome Mr. Pedro Miguel Arce and Ms. Joanne Boland!




  




Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Meet Detroit's legendary Bozo the Clown at Windsor, Ontario's RetroRama, Sunday, Oct. 30th!

Windsor Comic Cons and GlassMonkey Studios proudly announce our next very special RetroRama guest - the legendary Bozo the Clown himself, Mr. Art Cervi! From 1967 to 1980, Cervi played Bozo for Detroit and Windsor audiences and was syndicated across the country, including stints on CKLW-TV, and later, Detroit's WJBK-TV. 
With his ring of flaming red hair, floppy white bib and treasure chest of toys, it was this Bozo who became a treasured childhood memory to millions of fans throughout this area and abroad - in fact, at the end of Bozo’s run, there was a five-year waiting list to get on his show!
Now retired (but still enjoying his classic cars) Cervi will offer RetroRama fans a rare chance to meet the man behind the makeup, as well as having his original Bozo costume and other nostalgic items on display! Cervi will be selling and signing copies of his book, “I Did What?” detailing his Bozo experiences and beyond, including later becoming the producer of the highly successful Swingin' Time dance show starring Robin Seymour. Please give a warm welcome to Art Cervi!





Monday, April 18, 2016

Meet legendary Famous Monsters artist Basil Gogos at Windsor's RetroRama, Oct. 30/2016

With great honor, RetroRama proudly announces special guest, legendary illustrator Basil Gogos! The acclaimed Gogos is best known for his iconic cover illustrations for "Famous Monsters of Filmland," depicting classic horror characters as Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein's monster, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Godzilla, King Kong, the Wolf Man, the Phantom of the Opera and more. Gogos has also produced timeless covers for "Eerie," "Creepy," "Spaceman," "Wildest Westerns," The Spirit" "Monsterscene" and countless others. In addition, Gogos has likewise painted CD covers for Rob Zombie, the Misfits, and Electric Frankenstein.

Just in time for Halloween, this will be Gogos' first visit to Canada almost a decade! Don't miss your chance to meet this tremendous talent and purchase some of his amazing prints and other works during our incredible weekend of fun at RetroRama!
Please welcome Mr. Basil Gogos! See our Facebook event page here!






Saturday, March 19, 2016

NEW SHOW! RetroRama Oct. 30th Windsor Caboto Club

Announcing: Oct. 30th at Windsor’s Caboto Club - the debut of our brand NEW show: RetroRama!

Windsor Comic Cons and GlassMonkey Studios present a pop culture show unlike any other, offering classic celebrities from the worlds of TV, music, film and more - including an epic array of collectible merchandise and attractions such as comic books; movies; vinyl records; vintage clothing; t-shirts, posters; jewelry; classic cars; arcade games and more!

PLUS! Come decked out in your favorite costume or retro clothing - ALL eras encouraged!!

It's a show highlighting all the things you used to love - and still do!
Several BIG announcements to come! It'll be a Hallo-a-good time as we rock the Caboto the day before Halloween - so spread the word!!
RetroRama, Sunday, Oct. 30th at the Caboto Club!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Windsor Comic Cons present Christmas Comic Con 4 - THIS SUNDAY at the Caboto Club 11-6!!!

Cosplayers and attendees: Windsor Comic Cons' adds Photo Hut to Christmas Comic Con 4!

Windsor Comic Cons is pleased to announce that Photo Hut Photo Booths will be on-site Sunday at the Caboto Club at Christmas Comic Con 4 from 11-6! Get your photos taken with your friends -- choosing from a Star Wars, superheroes or anime background - for only $5!! Best of all - you get the print in SECONDS! Look for them on the MAIN STAGE from 11-4! Check out their Facebook page here! . Just look at that guy in the Whiskers & Tail photo! He's having a blast! Kinda looks familiar, doesn't he Arms Bumanlag?



See Windsor Comic Cons' Christmas Comic Con 4 event page here! 

Windsor Comic Cons' Christmas Comic Con 4 program schedule - Sunday, Nov. 29 at Caboto Club

Christmas Comic Con 4 - PROGRAM SCHEDULE
11:00 AM – Doors open
12:00-12:20 PM – Panel: Power Rangers Kevin Duhaney and Jeff Parazzo
Hear from the men who gave the
Blue and White Ranger their kick
12:30-12:40 PM – Dead Man Talking:
Eugene Clark
‘Land of the Dead’ star zombie Clark talks about legendary director George Romero; Tek War
1:00-1:30 PM – Panel: Kenny Hotz
and Tony Gray
‘Kenny VS Spenny’ star lets loose on an open mic, an unsuspecting audience and artist Tony Gray as they discuss their new comic project, ‘Lou & Blue.’
WARNING: The Kenny Hotz panel is recommended for ADULTS ONLY!
2:00 PM – Costume contest registration starts
1:40-2:10 – Panel: David Finch, Jason Fabok, Meredith Finch
DC Comics’ power trio talk of Wonder Woman and JLA projects, plus, the duo’s various Batman titles
3:00-3:30 PM – Panel:
Steranko and David Spurlock
Hear comic history from a true icon, as Hall of Fame artist tells tales of working at Silver Age Marvel; working with Lucas, Spielberg & more
4:00 PM – Costume contest
registration ends
4:30 PM – Costume Contest
(stage in vendors room)
Hosted by Bell Media’s Arms Bumanlag
and Dr. Stevil
5:15 PM – Silent Auction Winners Announced
5:30 PM – Presentation to Sparky’s Toy Drive
6:00 PM – Doors close

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Silent auction items at Windsor Comic Con Nov. 29th - supporting Sparky's Toy Drive!

**ANNOUNCING: SILENT AUCTION TIME - FOR SPARKY'S TOY DRIVE!** Thanks to Ron at MCM Collectibles, Christmas Comic Con is proud to unveil these absolutely majestic, framed pieces that will be UP FOR BIDS at Sunday's show at the Caboto Club! 

You won't be able to miss these beauties, which will be located right at the top of the stairs where our usual dollar raffles take place. Make a bid - or two - and maybe take home a work of art (ready-to-hang) that would look good in ANY fans' home! Best of all? A full 75% of everything raised will be going to Sparky's Toy Drive!! Which one is your favorite?!? Tough choice!! WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED DURING OUR COSPLAY COSTUME CONTEST (starts at 4:30 p.m.!) ***GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!!!***






Keep up with the latest Christmas Comic Con 4 news at our event page! Just click this link! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Star Wars fans: meet Darth Vader at Windsor Comic Con this weekend!

STAR WARS FANS! Windsor Comic Cons proudly announces that the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader (courtesy of Zap Zone) AND two of his finest Stormtroopers  (courtesy of the 501st) WILL be in attendance at Christmas Comic Con 4! Pose for a photo with these members of the evil Empire - and kick in a small donation for Sparky's Toy Drive! Everybody wins! Also - Darth will have some VERY special info about an upcoming area event you won't want to miss! MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU - at CHRISTMAS COMIC CON 4!!!

Windsor Comic Cons present Nomad Ghostbusters

Who ya gonna call? NOMAD GHOSTBUSTERS - the non-profit, authentically-clad battlers of all-things that go BOO in the night! See them at Christmas Comic Con 4 - this Sunday at Caboto Club! #WindsorComicCon #Cosplay

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Podcast! Hear from Finch, Fabok on Windsor Comic Con coming Nov. 29th!

Hear from Christmas Comic Con 4 guests David Finch, Jason Fabok, Tony Gray, plus, organizer Michael Michalski - one-hour of comic and con talk - with AM800's Arms Bumanlag! https://soundcloud.com/am800-live-and-local/saturday-nov-21st-christmas-comic-con-at-caboto-club-preview

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Windsor Comic Cons announces CTV & AM800 as official media partners!

Windsor Comic Cons is pleased to announce AM800 CKLW and CTV as our exclusive media partners! Tune in to AM800 this Saturday morning at 8 a.m. for an hour-long segment with Christmas Comic Con 4 guests David Finch, Jason Fabok, Tony Gray and organizer Michael Michalski - and - Monday to CTV Windsor at 6 p.m. for even more con talk! Both segments hosted by media maven extraordinare (as well as our very special Cosplay Costume emcee) Arms Bumanlag!




Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Support Sparky's Toy Drive at Windsor Comic Cons' Christmas Comic Con 4, Nov. 29th at Caboto Club

Help support Sparky's Toy Drive at Christmas Comic Con 4 (Nov. 29th at the Caboto Club) by bringing along a new, unwrapped toy - or - by making a cash donation. Let's all do our part to help ensure every girl and boy in Essex County has a Merry Christmas! Always great to continue the Christmas Comic Con tradition of helping support this annual fundraiser! **BOYS AND GIRLS: Meet Sparky at the show!**

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Steranko 101: Windsor Comic Cons guest of honor primer!

Learn all about Windsor Comic Cons'  very special guest of honor's legendary career: THIS is Steranko!

http://comicsalliance.com/tribute-jim-steranko/

**DON'T MISS your chance to experience Steranko LIVE for FOUR HOURS at our once-in-a-lifetime VIP PARTY! Turn your Christmas Comic Con 4 into TWO epic events!! Details at link!

https://m.facebook.com/events/695368027259842

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Windsor Comic Cons' Christmas Comic Con 4 - Steranko!

Windsor Comic Cons present Christmas Comic Con 4 on Sunday, Nov. 29th at the Giovanni Caboto Club.

**AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN!! Admission only $10 with children 10 and under ALWAYS FREE!!**

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOR: the legendary author-illustrator, graphic novelist, and escape artist, JIM STERANKO, returning to Canada for the first time since his historic 1978 Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibit!

Mr. Steranko will also be the featured guest speaker at our VIP PARTY the night before (on Nov. 28th) at GlassMonkey Studios Inc.

The man, the myth, the legend: Jim Steranko is an innovative Hall of Fame comics author-illustrator, graphic novelist, and escape artist (behind such titles as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men, Captain America, The Shadow & Superman) and renown for his pioneering efforts in sequential art during the Silver Age, including incorporating surrealism, op art & graphic design into the medium. He has also worked on films with George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola & Steven Spielberg & inspired both Jack Kirby's Mister Miracle and the lead character in the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Don't miss this extremely rare opportunity to meet one of the greatest talents in the history of comics - up close and personal.

ALSO FEATURING!! DC Comics' artist David Finch (Wonder Woman; Dark Knight); Jason Fabok (JLA, Detective Comics); writer Meredith Finch; creator Tony Gray; inker extraordinaire and inker extrodinare Jason Moore (Batman Haunted Gotham; Incredible Hulk).

SPECIAL GUESTS: 'Kenny vs. Spenny' star/South Park writer Kenny Hotz!! *FIRST-EVER CONVENTION APPEARANCE!*

'Land of the Dead' Big Daddy zombie, actor Eugene Clark!

The return of Power Rangers DinoThunder stars, Kevin Duhaney and Jeff Parazzo!

PLUS!! Don't miss our colorful cosplay costume contest hosted by CTV/AM-800's Arms Bumanlag!

GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS!! More than 100 vendor tables featuring comic books, toys, superhero and movie collectibles, anime, manga, original art, posters - **SPARKY'S TOY DRIVE** and more!!

Since 2012, Windsor Comic Cons and the Michalski family have been proudly presenting southern Ontario fans (more than 10,000 strong!) with affordable family-friendly events (kids 10 & under ALWAYS FREE!) promoting literacy, art and charity - featuring quality vendors of comic books, toys, collectibles, original art, anime, manga, movies and related merchandise and colorful cosplay contests - with a world-class list of past guests from comics & the entertainment world, including David Finch; Jason Fabok; Seth; Paul Soles; Yanick Paquette; Mike McKone; Chad Rook; Kevin Dunhaney; Jeff Parazzo; Keith Pollard; Leonard Kirk; Arvell Jones; Jason Moore; Tony Gray; Rob Archer; Meredith Finch; J Torres; Johnny Desjardins; Sam Noir; April Fawler & even The General Lee!

From the entire Michalski family, we thank you for your support.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Windsor Comic Con VIP PARTY with Steranko, Finch, Fabok, Kenny Hotz & more!!!

How Superstar VIP Party with, well, EVERYBODY - including Jim Steranko as official guest speaker (spinning tales of the Silver Age, Marvel Comics, Bob Kane and more!) as well as EVERY OTHER GUEST on our Christmas Comic Con 4 bill - David Finch! Jason Fabok! Meredith Finch! Kenny Hotz! J. David Spurlock! Power Rangers Kevin Duhaney and Jeff Parazzo! Land of the Dead's Eugene Clark! Artists Jason Moore & Tony Gray! 
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It's all happening Saturday, Nov. 28th at GlassMonkey Studios in Windsor, ON from 6-10 p.m.!

Only 100 tickets available - and once they're gone? THEY'RE GONE!

Hear from a true legend himself, STERANKO, who promises to come locked-and-loaded and holding nothing back, inside an intimate, private party with a bevy of other superstars from the world of comics, TV and film!


PLUS! The Superstar VIP Party ALSO includes a showing of the Herbert Snow Comic Book Legends Original Art Exhibit, featuring pieces from a who's who of comic book history, including Steve Ditko! John Romita Sr.! Curt Swan! Jerry Robinson! Gene Colan! John Buscema! Russ Heath! And many, many more!!

Each Superstar VIP Party ticket ALSO includes a numbered, limited-edition 11 x 17 full color JIM STERANKO PRINT made especially for Christmas Comic Con 4!!! PLUS!!! Front-of-the-line admission to the con the next day on Sunday, Nov. 29th at the Caboto Club! 

Includes catering by DragonFly Sushi! Live DJ! Door Prizes! Cash bar!

Do NOT miss this once-in-a-lifetime event - only from Windsor Comic Cons! Remember - only 100 tickets are available for this amazing party!!

Write mikefreelance@gmail.com to order your tickets NOW!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Comic book legend JIM STERANKO first con in Canada since '78 - thanks to Windsor Comic Cons!

 CONFIRMED! Innovative Hall of Fame comics author-illustrator, graphic novelist, and escape artist, JIM STERANKO to return to Canada for the first time since his historic 1978 Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibit. 

Windsor Comic Con's Michael Michalski and J. David Spurlock, Agent of STERANKO announce the November 29, 2015 Windsor Comic Con's Guest of Honor, legendary Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men, Captain America, The Shadow and Superman talent Jim Steranko! 

Steranko, who has also worked on films with George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg, and inspired both, Jack Kirby's Mister Miracle and the lead character in the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, will likewise be attending Windsor Comic Cons' special VIP party Saturday night, November 28th. 

Don't miss this extremely rare opportunity to meet one of the greatest talents in the history of comics. Watch windsorcomicons.blogspot.ca or www.Facebook.com/WindsorComicCons www.Facebook.com/ChristmasComicCon or www.facebook.com/events/725394720898986 for upcoming details, as well as Twitter @WindsorComicCon









Friday, July 3, 2015

Windsor Comic Con THIS SUNDAY at Caboto Club $5 admish, kids FREE! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Read all about Windsor Comic Cons' Super Summer Comic Con 2 - THIS SUNDAY, JULY 5th - at Windsor, Ontario's Caboto Club from 11-6 pm.! Artist Seth, TWO Power Rangers, 'Pixels' movie star Rob Archer, The General Lee car and much more! Admission only $5 with children 10 and under admitted FREE! DON'T MISS IT! 

ALSO: Don't forget about our VIP PARTY the night BEFORE the show!! See poster below for all details!!

Summer Heats Up for Local Comic Book Readers (Windsorite.ca)


Windsor Comic Con boasts special guests, family fun (Windsor Star)