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PalmCon 3! – The Palm Beach County Comic Book and Collectibles Show!

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PalmCon: The Palm Beach County Comic Book and Collectibles Show

When: September 21st 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: The Palm Beach County Convention Center – 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Admission: $9.00 for Adults at the door – $7.00 in advance (on-line), $5.00 for kids 4-13 at the door – $4.00 in advance (on-line), FREE for children 3 and under.

PalmConPalmCon: The Palm Beach Comic Book and Collectibles Show is Palm Beach County’s only comic convention of its kind. This is the third year for PalmCon and for the first year we are moving to the Palm Beach County Convention Center occupying over 50,000 square feet of convention space. As with years past, we strive to bring Palm Beach County the best in comics, animation, and pop-culture while providing a fun and safe family friendly atmosphere.

We are pleased to have film and television actor Deep Roy as one of our guests. Most know him for his role as all of the Oompa Loompas in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Deep Roy also holds the honor of being the only actor to appear on screen in all three major science-fiction franchises – Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. He has also appeared in Transformers, The NeverEnding Story, Flash Gordon, Return to Oz, and he had a recurring role in the HBO series Eastbound and Down. Other media guests include Jim Decker and Robert Z’Dar who is known for his B-movie roles but has also appeared in mainstream films such as Tango and Cash.

PalmCon will also play host to some top names in comics including Ethan Van Sciver who is know for his work at DC Comics on Green Lantern, the Flash and most recently Batman. Returning this year will be comic book legend Jose Delbo who has been in the industry for years working on such titles as Wonder Woman, The Transformers, The Twilight Zone and The ThunderCats. Joining us for the first time will be Allen Bellman who is best known for his work on Captain America back in the 1940s at the start of the “golden age of comic books”. Also making a rare convention appearance will be Carlos Castellanos the cocreator of the wildly popular nationally syndicated comic strip Baldo.

Other attractions at PalmCon will include an appearance by the 501st Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs known for their movie accurate Star Wars costumes and community involvement. Also arriving in time for the show will be a replica of the Ghostbusters’s car Ecto-1 along with the Carolina and Miami Ghostbusters fan groups. As an added bonus to PalmCon this year we are bringing in the Art of Akira Exhibit that features original hand panted cells and production art from Japan’s most famous animated film – Akira.

PalmCon continues to receive an amazing amount of support from the local comic scene. Most of the major comic shops in South Florida will be represented at PalmCon along with over 100 vendors, artists, publishers and filmmakers. There will be a raffle, a costume contest, and the Indie-Film Screening Room showing short films created by local filmmakers.

This event grew out of Martin T. Pierro’s love for the small hotel and mall comic shows that were a staple of his childhood days in West Palm Beach. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in comic book characters (as evident by the recent blockbuster films The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and The Dark Knight Rises), so it seemed a perfect time to bring these types of shows back to Palm Beach County.

More information and a complete guest/vendor list can be found here: www.cosmictimes.net/palmcon

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Cosmic Times presents Decisions Issue 2

“Life – the sum of all your choices.”

Cosmic Times presents

Decisions

Issue 2

 

About Decisions

Olivia’s life hangs on by a thread . she has lived a long life and now in her final hour, she is given a unique opportunity.  Two guides take her back through her life – through all the heartbreak and pain she suffered.  They take her to a moment in time when a series of events changed the course of her life, and the repercussions of that time followed her to her death bed. Now faced with the chance to change the course of her own history, will she make the decision to do it?  If so . how will things really turn out for her?
Decisions issue 2 continues the themes and stories of the first issue that has been called “Quantum Leap meets Highway to Heaven”.  For fans of the first issue, this book had been a long time coming.  If you have never read Decisions before, this story stands on its own and is self contained.
Decisions Issue 2 “A Circular Presence” is a 28 page black and white comic published by the South Florida based studio Cosmic Times.  This comic reunites the team from the first issue – writer Martin T. Pierro and artist Zach Bassett, and also features a stunning cover by newcomer Jeff ‘Dekal’ Becker.  This issue will debut at MegaCon in Orlando, Florida on February 17th 2012 – soon followed by a wide release.

About Cosmic Times
Established in 2009, Cosmic Times has become a small-press favorite with such diverse titles as Arthur: The Legend Continues, From Blood and Souled. Publisher Martin T. Pierro (who named Cosmic Times after a fanzine he published back in the mid 80s while still in middle school) is continuing to focus on his goal of making Cosmic Times into a true independent publishing house that focuses on quality storytelling.

More information about Cosmic Times and Decisions can be found at – www.CosmicTimes.net.

 

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Cosmic Times presents: From Blood

Comic Times has a spectacular looking 2 part series coming out. They sent us the covers for the first issue. Take a look and read all about, order it! From Blood…..

 

“Patient 27 has a secret, if you want to know what it is .

You better be ready to die for it!”

 

Cosmic Times presents

From Blood

A Two-Issue Mini-Series

About From Blood

For ten years the man known only as Patient 27 has sat in his cell at the Grove Mental Hospital. For ten years he has spoken to no one only occasionally lashing out in violent rages. Doctor Ashley Reese is determined to break his silence and discover what secrets he has been hiding. But is she ready to face the truth about her patient and herself? More importantly, is the world ready to discover what this mysterious man is capable of? Based on a story by James Whynot, written by James Whynot and Zach Bassett with Martin T. Pierro, From Blood is an action packed, violent psychological thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

From Blood issue 1 (of 2) – is a 31 page black and white comic published by the South Florida based studio Cosmic Times, featuring art by Zach Bassett & James Whynot. Issue 1 will debut at MegaCon in Orlando, Florida on February 17th 2012 with a limited convention exclusive edition featuring a full color cover by Larry Watts. A few months after its debut at MegaCon, From Blood will be released nationally with a “regular” cover by Zach Bassett. Preorders for the MegaCon edition are currently being taken at – www.CosmicTimes.net.

About Cosmic Times

Established in 2009, Cosmic Times has become a small-press favorite with such diverse titles as Arthur: The Legend Continues, Decisions and Souled. Publisher Martin T. Pierro (who named Cosmic Times after a fanzine he published back in the mid 80s while still in middle school) is continuing to focus on his goal of making Cosmic Times into a true independent publishing house that focuses on quality storytelling.

About Zach Bassett

Colorado native, Zach Bassett attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he graduated with a BFA from their Sequential Art program. Prior to co-creating From Blood, Zach had worked on two other projects for Cosmic Times; Souled and Decisions.  (Zach is also currently writing the third issue of Decisions.)  Zach has recently completed the critically acclaimed No West to Cross for 215 Ink and has been working with Bluewater Productions on their biographical line of books, the most recent was a Bill Gates biography written by Martin T. Pierro.

About James Whynot

James Whynot attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he developed the concept for From Blood. Teaming up with his schoolmate Zach Bassett, James brought From Blood to Cosmic Times after working with Zach on the sci-fi mini-series Souled.  Beyond his work with Cosmic Times, James has worked with FacePalm Comics and recently signed with Miami based studio Creature Entertainment to work on their new series TS-101. James has also done work for 803 Studios, Bluewater Productions and Arcana Comics.

About Martin T Pierro

Martin T Pierro has a long history of working in the entertainment industry having been involved in television, film and live theater. In 2008 he started working in comics and in 2009 launched Cosmic Times as an independent studio where he could develop projects that focused on quality storytelling. Martin has written Arthur: The Legend Continues and Decisions for Cosmic Times and has also written several books for Bluewater
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About Larry Watts

The MegaCon exclusive cover marks Larry Watts’ first work with Cosmic Times, but he is no stranger to the comic’s industry. Larry has worked various projects for Alterna Comics, Top Shelf 2.0, Insomnia Productions and most recently Frozen Beach Studios. Larry is also working as Art Director on a project for IDW/Frozen Beach entitled The Pond – Horror Business. Before delving into the world of comics, Larry worked in advertising working on campaigns for Anheiser-Busch and other large accounts earning several ADDY awards in the process.

More information about Cosmic Times and From Blood can be found at –

www.CosmicTimes.net