Comic Xpo celebrates comic books, art and the talented artists who create them. With great guests like Stan Lee, Arne Starr and William Stout, Comic Xpo is sure to please comic book and art fans alike.
Heroes Reunion at Hollywood Xpo!
If you loved Heroes, the critically acclaimed sci-fi series that just ended four suspenseful seasons on NBC last February, you just have to be at the Heroes first public reunion at Hollywood Xpo! On Friday October 15 at 11:00 a.m. , Heroes creator, writer/producer Tim Kring will be joined by writer/co-executive producer Adam Armus and cast members Jack Coleman (Noah Bennett), Eric Roberts (Eric Thompson), Nichelle Nichols (Nana Dawson) and Erick Avari (Chandra Suresh) and others TBA. They’ll share about their experiences on the show and take Q & A from the audience. A first for Hollywood Xpo!
Tim Kring, creator and executive producer of Heroes.
Adam Armus, writer and co-executive producer of Heroes.
Jack Coleman, starred as former company man, Noah Bennett.
Nichelle Nichols, starred as Nana Dawson.
Erick Avari , starred as Chandra Suresh.
Special Guest: Stan Lee Joins Hollywood Xpo!
Stan Lee, the revolutionary force behind Marvel Comics' Golden Age, will be making a personal appearance for 1 DAY ONLY at Hollywood Xpo, Saturday October 16 2010.
Stan “The Man” Lee co-created some of the most legendary characters in comic book history including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, and many more! Now get a chance to meet Stan up close and personal at Hollywood Xpo.
Stan’s autographings and events will be one of the Signature Events at Hollywood Xpo, and here's your chance not only get to meet Stan the Man, but you’ll get to spend some private time with only him at our VIP events.
Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to spend some private time with "the Man" himself!
Only at Hollywood XPO!
Stan Lee (Saturday Only)
Stan Lee is an comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and many other fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he headed the first major successful challenge to the industry's censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, and forced it to reform its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation. The first superhero group Lee and artist Jack Kirby created was the Fantastic Four. The team's immediate popularity led Lee and Marvel's illustrators to produce a cavalcade of new titles. With Kirby primarily, Lee created the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and the X-Men; with Bill Everett, Daredevil; and with Steve Ditko, Doctor Strange and Marvel's most successful character, Spider-Man.
Stan's IMDB Page. - Stan's Wiki Page.
Arne Starr is and Artist, Illustrator and Actor. An artist for over 25 years, Arne Starr has produced illustrations for many major companies and products. Arne worked on a number of comics published by DC Comics. Arne is also an actor courtesy of the late Mark Lenard, whom he trained under for a couple of years at the Corner Loft Studio in New York, New York. He also appeared in 2009's Star Trek as an Enterprise engineer. Arne has had several roles in Tv and Film. Film credits include cameo's in Transformers and Ironman and small roles in comedies Bedtime Stories and Hotel For Dogs. TV credits include, Jericho, Bones, Grey's Anatomy, Mad Men & NCIS: Los Angeles. Working on Trek Comics lead to Arne’s becoming a regular guest at Star Trek and media conventions. His Hollywood connections with major studios provide him with “teasers,” trailers, and behind-the-scenes pieces to present at conventions to delight the fans, as well as bringing all those wonderful giveaways the studios provide.
Arne's Official Website. - Arne's IMDB Page. - Arne's Memory Alpha Wiki Page.
William Stout is an fantasy artist and illustrator with a specialization in paleontological art. His paintings have been shown in over seventy exhibitions, including twelve one-man shows. He has worked on over thirty feature films, doing everything from storyboard art to production design. He has designed theme parks and has worked in radio with the Firesign Theatre. In 1978, with Buck Rogers, Stout began his film production design career. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Stout and fellow illustrator Richard Hescox ran a Los Angeles art studio, working on such projects as the storyboards for Raiders of the Lost Ark and pop singer Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. Stout has worked on over thirty feature films, including both Conan films, First Blood, The Hitcher, and Invaders From Mars. In 1985, with Return of the Living Dead, Stout became the youngest production designer in film history.He also production designed the Masters of the Universe film.
William's Official Website. - William's Wikipedia Page.
A dedicated horror movie fan, Frank Dietz has found success in the film industry as a writer, actor and animator. He starred in cult horror films like "Zombie Nightmare" and "Black Roses," and wrote scripts for many genre features, like "Naked Souls" and "Cold Harvest." His animation work can be seen in such films as "Hercules", "Mulan", "Tarzan" and "Fantasia 2000." He created the Sketchy Things series of classic monster sketchbooks, and in both 2006 and 2007, he won the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for “Artist Of The Year.” He returned to acting with a role in Larry Blamire's "The Lost Skeleton Returns Again." Recently, Frank wrote the "The Good Neighbor," a crime drama for Jennifer Lopez, and is the writer and associate producer of anew horror franchise for release in 2011.
Frank's Official Website. - Frank's IMDB Page.
More artists coming soon!
If your would like to sign up for Artist Alley, please click here to visit our exhibitor page.
Early (optional) Registration from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Registration opens at 8:00am
Exhibitors Hall: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Open late, until Midnight
Registration opens at 8:00am
Exhibitors Hall: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Open late, until Midnight
Registration opens at 9:00am
Exhibitors Hall: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Open until 5:30pm
... and many, many more!
Building on the success of Planet Xpo’s highly-regarded shows, Hollywood Xpo debuts at the Hilton Universal (right next to Universal Studios in Hollywood), October 15-17, 2010! Hollywood Xpo is an annual multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction, fantasy and horror, comics,literature, art, music, film, TV, and on-line entertainment. Hollywood is “Ground Zero” for pop culture and Hollywood Xpo is your chance to see what it’s all about!
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