Tulsa Comic Con — Nov. 7, 8, & 9

Be sure to check out the Tulsa Comic Con! Guests will include Norman Reedus, William Shatner, Karl Urban, and Ralph Macchio! The convention will be hosted at the Tulsa Cox Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased here.tulsa-comic.con


Lotus Comics interviews Phil Morris

Check out our August Exclusive where we interview Smallville’s Martian Manhunter, Phil Morris!


SoonerCon fandemonium

Just recently we just got back from one of the most awesome fan-based conventions in Oklahoma City, our hometown! Soonercon 23 took place in Midwest City from June 27-29.

SoonerCon 23

They had a very local feel and there were major names in the business showing their support by coming out and meeting the fans. It was so much fun.

The author guest of honor was Glen Cook who is known for The Black Company Series and The Garrett Files Series. The artist guest of honor Vincent Villafranca, an American sculptor. He creates bronze sculptures ranging from traditional wildlife imagery to futuristic science fiction based imagery.

Other guests included Toastmaster Selina Rosen whom we interviewed, and others such as Vic Mignogna, who is famous for being a voice and film actor. You’ve seen him in such things as Full Metal Alchemist , Soul Eater and many more.

SoonerCon 23

Jami Marchi was also in attendance. She is an awesome voice actor and who voices in the Witchblade Series. Her other work includes Deadman Wonderland and Borderlands 2, and many more awesome titles. Other guests included Tiffany Grant who has voiced over 1200+ and was the first Anime voice actor hired in Texas – how cool is that ?

Others included Matt Greenfield, Larry Nemecek, Nate Bright and Jenna Green, who does a killer job at special effects make up.

It was an amazing turn out of support by fans and stars all the way across the board. The staff had a great attitude toward the businesses and more importantly to the fans who love geek culture. Whether it was cosplay, fan-favorites, or D&D gaming – they had it all.

Check these guys at Soonercon.com and show your support for an amazing local convention that is growing every year.

SoonerCon 23


Lotus Comics on The Wil Wheaton Project

Thanks Will!
And don’t forget to check out Jon Robinson’s website for the Smallville ComicCon here!


Sci-Fi Expo Review – by Chad Elijah

Sci- Fi Expo 2014

Hey folks, Lotus Comics here.

Just recently we were press for one of best conventions in the northwest region of Texas: The Sci-fi Expo in Dallas.

They had stars such as Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Steven Amell (Arrow), Karen Gillan (Dr. Who), and even Peter Weller, the original Robocop himself, and in my opinion, the best Robocop ever. Not to mention Karl Urban (Dredd, Almost Human) and Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit, Dr. Who). And that was just the movie side! There were also artists, independent and famous that came out to show their support as well. Artists like James o’ Barr (the Crow), Ian Churchill (The Coven, Supergirl) and Terry Moore (The Watchman, V for Vendetta), to name a few.

There were twice as many fans than in previous years, which was unreal. It is one thing to be a fan, but, for the people that take time all year ‘round to cosplay, such as myself, they put together amazing costumes. A few really talented people in our cosplay community such as Andy Fay (on left) as Gambit and Teno Dulina (on right) as Iron Man to name a few, add to the fun and excitement of these events.

Andy Fay - Teno Stark

Andy Fay and Teno Dulina

Dallas Comic Con is rapidly growing every year. The next event will be at the Dallas Convention Center on May 16 -18, which has roughly 3 to 4 times more space than the Ivring Convention Center, with such guests as Stan Lee, William Shatner, Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly), and Robert England (Nightmare on Elm Street) and many more.

You can show your support by going to dallascomiccon.com and getting your tickets today. Five words that would this sum up this expo would be “awesome all the way around.”

Hats off to the team of Dallas Sci-fi Expo; one of the best Comic Cons in Texas.
Jason Oakes - Taryn Tillotson

Taryn Tillotson and Jason Oakes

Shout out to Sci-fi Expo!

Lotus Comics Press had a blast at the February Dallas convention! It was pleasure to see all of you at the event and we look forward to the next time! Keep a watch out for our new interviews to come!


Back to the Expo by Chad Elijah

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

The  Sci-fi Expo ran from February 9th – 10th and it was an absolute success. I’ve been to a lot of conventions in the course of the press work we have done with Lotus Comics Press and it was amazingly done. Mark, Kathy, and Ben have out done themselves. I would have to say having the cast of Back to the Future was awesome. The cast included Christopher Lloyd (aka Doc Brown), Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines), Claudia Wells (Jennifer Parker), and James Tolkan (Mr. Strickland). These guys were absolutely outstanding during the Q & A. Mark did a great job directing the fans to questions and leading the stars to great stories and experiences they told.

Photo Courtesy of: Chad Elijah

Photo Courtesy of: Chad Elijah

On a personal level, Back to the Future changed my life into being more creative with what I do for a living. I just wish there was a working Hover Board from Back to the Future II. They also had Bruce Boxleitner (aka Tron), and Cindy Morgan (Lora/Yori) from Tron the movie. It was great to see all the fans come in support of their favorite movies and comic book heros. Speaking of comics, they had guests such as George Pérez, Adam Hughes, and Cynthia Martin. In the past they had Stan the Man Lee, John Hughes, and John Romita Jr. – artist of Kick Ass. I personally believe this was the best convention experience I have been to in years. We had the pleasure of interviewing Gil Gerard (aka Buck Rogers) who is a supreme geek and was one of the coolest people to talk to. I highly recommend checking out this convention. Their next convention is Dallas Comic Con which is May 17th through 19th. You can check these out at Scifiexpo.com for more details. Ben, Mark, Kathy, and the staff were amazing at taking care of the customers. I can not wait until May’s convention to see what is next!


Fan Days Exposed – Geekery at its Finest by Chad Elijah

Photo Courtesy of: Justin Kimberling

In the time I have worked as press for conventions, the Dallas Fan Days has been the best experience. It happened October 11th through the 13th, 2012.

Fan Days’ was a three day event which specializes and focuses on comic book artists, writers, publishers and special guests.  It is held annually in Irving, Texas and this year featured  guests  such as Stan Lee; Bruce Campbell (from Burn Notice; Army of Darkness); Sean Astin (from The Goonies), Robert Englund (from Nightmare on Elm Street); Felicia Day (from The Guild; Supernatural); and Eddie McClintock (from Warehouse 13). The staff did such an amazing job of bringing experience from all walks of geek together in a fun, exciting, and family friendly atmosphere. Other guests included from years past have been Leonard Nimoy (from Star Trek); Kevin Conroy (voice of batman in Batman: Arkham Asylum; Batman: Arkham City video games). As well as, Adam West and Burt Ward (both from the 1966 Batman TV Series).  It was like an over load of geek in the best way possible.

Photo Courtesy of: Justin Kimberling

There were so many people in costumes ranging from Star Wars to comic book inspired ideas to fantasy orientated themes of cosplayers  to families in costumes. It was really a treat to meet all of your iconic names throughout Hollywood that we knew growing up as kids. There was plenty of time to get your geek on as far as buying comic books to taking pictures of yourself in the DeLorean (from the Back to the Future Series). I bought for myself a customized Hoverboard and a pair of customized 2015 shoes from the Back to the Future Part II movie. Whether you are a fan of movies, comics or just want to meet your  favorite stars, Fandays is the place to be to geek out and enjoy. We interviewed many stars during our time working with Lotus Comics Press and nothing competes on a level to the events that the Fandays convention puts on yearly. The same coordinators also host the Dallas Comic Con which is held yearly.

Photo Courtesy of: Justin Kimberling

Dallas Comic Con starts May 17th through May 19th, 2013 and their next event which is the Sci-fi Expo is held on February 9th and 10th, 2013. Ben Stevens and Kathy Goolsby from Official Pix by C2 Ventures, and Mark Walters from bigfanboy.com reach out to the fans to put on a great event. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next. Overheard by fellow patrons at the convention was that this was the best experience they have had in ten years. Lotus Comics Press highly agrees! It was a real pleasure working with Fan Days because of the incredibly hospitable staff at Official Pix! We can’t wait until next year!



Ghouls Gone Awesome! by Chad Elijah

Photo Courtesy of: Justin Kimberling

Lotus Comics Press got to enjoy the amazing Gazette Ghouls Gone Wild Halloween parade on Saturday, October 27th. Starting in 2007 with a mission of celebrating “artistry, creativity, and diversity” this event is one of the coolest events seen in the Mid-West region.

 

The parade had many very cool floats, such as little shop of horrors, to zombies. Patrons participated in the spirit with elaborate costumes and the judges were absolutely awesome judging all the floats as they went by. What was so amazing about it is that practically every one in Oklahoma City either participated in the parade, has costumes evolving the parade or simply had a great time involving the family.

 

With the press work that we do at Lotus Comics Press we delve into all of the realms of geek or might you say geekology and Ghouls Gone Wild had all of these realms. The parade floats were spectacularly done in the fact that so much creativity, attention to detail and passion were represented. The Halloween Spirit was tremendous in this Oklahoma City based event.

 

Photo Courtesy of: Justin Kimberling

Despite Halloween traditionally being associated with dark spookiness, Ghouls Gone Wild did an absolutely amazing job keeping the spirit light and fun for the whole family.

 

Geek in general is associated with the fact that whether you are into comic books; old horror movies; Halloween; or holidays in general that there is a certain drive of passion that carries through the people that participate in these events. Ghouls Gone Wild certainly had that passion of geek in their event, which I think hits home for a lot of people that are into movies, music, and different genres. Me personally, I am a geek and into movies, comics books, and different geeky events, dressing up in a cosplay outfit. Regarding the event, the event demonstrated all of these facts in an amazing way.