Back From ComiCONN 2012′!

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What’s good Universe?! I’m back as promised with my coverage of the 2012′ ComicCONN. The Convention was held in Trumbull Connecticut, and My partner in crime was fellow Artist, Fanboy, and MC Champion, Marshal Calmplex Couture! For our audio coverage of the con, made possible by Marshal’s, Escape Artist Podcast please click HERE. We had a great time, Thanks for having us ComiCONN, See Ya’ in 2013′! 🙂

-Fanboy Will

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NEXT UP: COMICONN 2012!

Continuing our Connecticut Con Tour FBT will be visiting the upcoming ComiCONN 2012′ on Saturday, August 18th in Trumbull Connecticut. More news to come, keep those pointed ears peeled…….

-Fanboy Will

FBT INVADES CONNECTICON 2012′!

As promised,  I’m back, and chock full of coverage from my day at ConnectiCon 2012′! I attended the Con on Saturday (June 14th) along with my good buddy/awesome artist/ Marshal Couture (www.plexhop.com). It was held at The Connecticut Convention Center, in Hartford Connecticut, June 13th-15th.

ConnectiCon was billed as a ‘Multi-Genre’ convention, and it was in many ways. Cos-Players were in abundance, gaming tables were everywhere, Anime panels & screenings of upcoming films were showing, and the general vibe of the Con was great, but a lack of comic book culture left Marshal and I feeling like strangers in a strange land.

Don’t get me  wrong, I support Geekdom, and its many incarnations, but comic books just happen to be MY thing. A Handful of Comic Artists and vendors were present, and we had the pleasure of getting to know a few of them (shouts to: Stacie Ponder, Sticky Comics, Mike Costello & Tina Pratt, Joe Hill, Kristilyn, Garth Cameron Graham, John McDowell, David Woodward, Dern & O-Abnormal, Nick Palazzo, Out At Home Comics, and Zack Finfrock) I just hope that comic book culture will be a bigger presence at ConnectiCon 2013′.

Marshal and I had a great time overall. The convention hall was spacious, allowing for easier navigation around the Con (I’m used to the madness of NYC Comic Conventions)  There was also a large seating/rest area (to take a break from the action), and we scored ourselves some cool swag to boot! I highly recommend attending next year’s Connecticon if you are into any of the above, it’s the little Con that offers a lot. Thanks for having us as your guests ConnectiCon 2012′! We’ll be back  😉

PS-Check out some pics from our adventure at ConnectiCon 2012′ below, and make sure to drop by Marshal’s podcast for even more coverage of the event.

-Fanboy Will

Heading into Hartford

About to pick up our press passes

The Keys To the Kingdom

Swag pile

Marshal busted out this awesome sketchcard at the Con

Awesome leather masks by David Woodward

Sweet Tron print I picked up from the folks at Hellowithcheese.com

BACK FROM THE GRAVE!!!

Well, not quite…I have been gone five whole months due to personal reasons. Things have changed in my life (some good, some painful) that made me realize a big change is in order. Therefore, I will not be able to update Fanboy Theatre as much as I’d like to. So, I’ve considered taking on a team of fellow fan film journalists to provide new material on a more regular basis. If you would be interested in helping out FBT, please drop me a line at fanboytheatre@hotmail.com. I am looking for fan film reviews, fan film news (projects in the works, etc.), comic book projects, comic book reviews, and anything else you might think worthy of a mention here at FBT. I look forward to hearing from You Guys and Gals! 🙂

In other news, I will be attending ConnectiCon on Saturday July 14th along with my good buddy, and fellow Fanboy, Marshall Couture. I’m pretty psyched to cover this event, being it’s the first convention i have covered outside New York. So come on down to The Connecticut Convention Center and get your Geek on with Us! See ya’ there folks!

Best,

Fanboy Will

FBT INVADES THE BIG APPLE COMICON

Just got back from the 2010′ Big Apple Comicon with some unforgettable memories, and enough toys, comics, and schwag to fill The Hall Of Justice! I attended Saturday’s show at the historic Penn Plaza Pavilion, a change of venue from last years Big Apple Con at Pier 94. While not as big as the Pier, The Pavilion offers a more intimate setting, which is a good thing. You don’t have to travel as far to get what you need. Whether it’s getting that prized autograph, comics, toys, panels, bathrooms, etc. You find what you need fairly easy at the Pavilion. I’d also like to give a big thumbs up to the staff for their helpful assistance on Saturday.

As far as Star Power, quite a few were on hand Saturday. I personally spotted Burt Ward, Adam West, Herb Jefferson Jr., Ethan Van Sciver, Paul Levitz, Michael Golden, Doug Jones, Rob Liefeld, Jake Lloyd, and a big ol’ crowd in front of Mary McDonnell’s table. I never actually SAW her, but that wall of huddled humanity led me to believe she was there. Oops, forgot to mention my spotting of Six Million Dollar Man star, Richard Anderson holding up a mint in package action figure of his character, Oscar Goldman for a fans photo. I thought that was really cool micro-moment.

I was a little bummed not to catch a glimpse of Lee Majors, Walter Koenig, or the Brady Boys reunion. But I guess you win some, you lose some. Positives outweighed the negatives, and that’s what makes or breaks a Con. Thanks for the invite Wizard 🙂

For all of you Fan Film Podcast listeners out there, I have a couple of audible treats from the Con which I’m sure You’ll enjoy..A brief, and funny conversation with comic book artist Mike McKone. And of course, the audio from the Batman Reunion Panel with Adam West and Burt Ward. The panel also has a little story attached to it involving yours truly. I’m awesome..seriously, I am…forget it.

For a virtual con experience of sorts, I’ve posted some promo material from the show, including the cover to the Con exclusive Wizard magazine handed out at the show, featuring awesome art by the soon to be comic mega-star, Shane Davis! Check it out HERE. Consume!!